Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Board Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes
Dillon County Public-Private Partnership Board
Friday – September 17, 2010, 3PM-4PM
2nd Floor First Citizens Bank – Dillon
Attendees: Robert Abson, Robbie Coward, Bill Fleming, William Fleming, Jr.,  Linda Hayes, Robert Johnson, Charles McLaurin, Doug Miler, Alvin Nobles, Charlie Vance, Mayor Nancy Brigman, Mayor Todd Davis, Rep.  Jackie Hayes, Mayor Robert Smith, Tonny McNeil, Lisa Miller.
Absent: Eric Gardner, Chris Phillips, Wilmer Arnette, Ron Bartley, Josephine Gilchrist, Richard Schafer, Macio Williamson, Bobby Holland

Call to Order
– Mr. McNeil called the meeting to order and thanked everyone for attending
New Business
– Mr. McNeil handed out folders to each member. Red for ex-officio and blue for voting members.
– Mr. McNeil then asked everyone to turn to the back page of their folders and take a few minutes to review the list of members on the Public-Private Partnership Board.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to hand out voting ballots to select the chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Board.
– Once all voting members had their voting ballot, Mr. McNeil asked them to vote for the chairman of the partnership by circling their choice.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to collect all of the ballots.
– Mr. McNeil then tallied up all the votes and Mr. Doug Miller was selected chairman.
– Mr. McNeil also reviewed the selection criteria and term conditions of the chairman of the partnership.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to hand out voting ballots to select the vice-chairman of the Public-Private Partnership Board.
– Once all voting members had their voting ballot, Mr. McNeil asked them to vote for the vice-chairman of the partnership by circling their choice.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to collect all of the ballots.
– Mr. McNeil then tallied up all the votes and Mr. Charlie Vance was selected as vice-chairman.
– Mr. McNeil reviewed the selection criteria and term conditions of the vice-chairman of the partnership.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to hand out voting ballots to select the secretary-treasurer of the Public-Private Partnership Board.
– Once all voting members had their voting ballot, Mr. McNeil asked them to vote for the secretary-treasurer of the partnership by circling their choice.
– Mr. McNeil then asked Mrs. Miller to collect all of the ballots.
– Mr. McNeil then tallied up all the votes and Mr. Charles McLaurin was selected as secretary-treasurer.
– Mr. McNeil then stated that the officers would also need to be approved by County Council.
– Mr. McNeil asked the partnership members to review a copy of the original ordinance and the amended ordinance.  He also stated that the first reading of the amended ordinance has been completed.
– Mr. McNeil then asked how future meetings would be established.  The members decided to meet the second Monday of each month at 3PM at the First Citizens Bank in Dillon on the 2nd floor in the conference room.
– Mr. McNeil introduced a “Program of Work” which represents long term and short term plans for economic development in Dillon County.  This “Program of Work” will be used as a blue print for future economic development plans.
– Mr. McNeil reviewed a confidentiality agreement.  Each member then signed the agreement and submitted it to Mr. McNeil.  Mr. McNeil also signed the agreement.
– The partnership reviewed suggested annual membership fees.  Mr. William Fleming, Jr. suggested offering a service in place of a fee which could be a higher value than the monetary fee.
-Mr. McNeil then reviewed all active projects in Dillon County with the Partnership.
– The next meeting was set for Monday, October 11, 2010, 3:00pm-4:00pm at First Citizens Bank.
– Mr. McNeil then adjourned the meeting.