Downtown Development Authority

City of Grayson

438 Grayson Parkway

Grayson, Georgia 30017


August 3rd, 2015


Meeting was called to order by Chairman Chip Mitchell at 6:06 pm


Members present: Chairman Chip Mitchell, Dave Sitz, Tommy Carraway, Jimmy Norton, Josh Chastain, Laurie Anderson


Minutes from the last meeting were approved 4-0, Jimmy Norton and Tommy Carraway abstained


Public Comments: None


Old Business:

Incubator Update: Dir. Harrell briefed the board on the progress of MOSA Design Studio and Southern Charm.  It was mutually decided that The Christian Lowe Organization would not begin incubator membership.  We have had some traction with the Incubator signage around town and we will continue to explore how to expand our marketing.


Sewer Project: Dir. Harrell continued discussion this month with Commissioner Tommy Hunter.   He also briefed the timetable of events regarding getting the sewer project off the ground.  First step is to reach out and gain agreement from 5 property owners in the affected area.  Dir. Harrell also went over some cost estimates associated with the project.


New Business:

Incubator Plan: Dir. Harrell passed around a working copy of the Incubator plan .  The board will put together a work session to fine tune the policies and procedures for the building and operations.   Work session is scheduled for August 12th at 4pm.  The board is to review the plan prior to the August 12th meeting.


Nominating Committee:  The Mayor has asked that we let the city know of any board members who would not be extending their term.  Jimmy Norton said he will fulfill his obligations and term until a replacement could be identified.  Chip Mitchell asked Laurie Anderson to head the Nominating committee.   Fellow members include Jimmy Norton and Josh Chastain.  They will present recommendations to the city prior to their October meeting.


Director comments: Dir. Harrell asked if any members were interested in advanced DDA training, and he will send out future training dates.  The new city logo is still in the approval phase.


Treasurer Report:  P&L was briefed by Dir. Harrell.  FY16 recommendations will be part of the August 12th working session


Discussion: None


Motion to Adjourn at 7:03 by Josh Chastain, 2nd by Tommy Carraway, all approved


Respectively Submitted:




Joshua Chastain