Minutes 4/10/23


MONDAY, APRIL 10th, 2023

6:00 PM

The Tye Economic Development and the Tye Industrial Development Corporations met for a Regular Called meeting on Monday, April 10th, 2023, at 6:00 PM, at 649 Scott Street, Tye, Texas 79563 in Suite 111.

  1. Call to Order – George Deffenbaugh, President of the Board of the Tye Industrial/Economic Development Corporations called the meeting to order at 6:02 PM.

Members present – George Deffenbaugh, Barbara Kotrlik, Vada Childers, Ken Arnold, Janie Ritter

Members absent – Kenny Dry


Others Present – Melissa Newberry, Shayne Newberry


  1. Invocation – Given by Barbara Kotrlik


  1. Public Comment – At this time, any person with business not scheduled on the agenda may speak to the Board of Directors. No formal action can be taken on these items at this meeting. Citizens speaking time may not exceed three (3) minutes without the consent of the Board of Directors. – No Comments.


  1. Discuss and Consider: Approval of joint minutes for both TEDCO and TIDCO from March 13th, 2023.


Motion made by Janie Ritter to approve the joint minutes for both TEDCO and TIDCO from March 13th, 2023. Barbara Kotrlik seconded the motion. Motion carried.



  1. Discuss and Consider: Approval of financials for both TEDCO and TIDCO for March 2023.


Motion made by Vada Childers to approve the financials for both TEDCO and TIDCO for March 2023. Ken Arnold seconded the motion. Motion carried.


  1. Discussion Only: Concepts and design for the new downtown area.


Staff informed the Boards that I met with our engineering team, Parkhill, last month at their office in Abilene where we discussed many things for the new downtown area, including: style of buildings, how many buildings, how many tenants, materials, colors, parking, cost, and features. Staff explained that we have received two different layouts with the exact same features, but arranged in different ways. Staff asked the Boards which layout they liked better and collectively the Boards felt Concept A was better suited for a downtown area. The Boards also asked that the water feature/splash pad be removed to add more parking, and that the restaurant space be added to the office/retail building. Staff will work with the engineering team to make these changes. No action was taken on this item.


  1. Executive Session: The Commission reserves the right to adjourn into executive session at any time during the meeting to discuss any of the matters listed, as authorized by Texas Government Code, Section 551.074 (Personnel Matters), Replacing 7th Board Member, Section 551.087 (Economic Development), Project Davenport


George Deffenbaugh announced that the Boards were entering into Executive Session at 6:25 PM. It was announced that the Boards came back into Open Session at 7:09 PM. No votes or action were taken in Executive Session.


The Boards took no action on these items.



  1. Adjournment: Motion made by Ken Arnold to adjourn at 7:11 PM. Vada Childers seconded the motion. Motion carried.


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George Deffenbaugh/President                                                                 Cody Ellis/CEO

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