Economic Development Corporation/Tax Increment Finance Authority

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The Economic Development Corporation and the Tax Increment Finance Authority are separate legal entities, which for purposes of coordination were merged by action of the City Council May 3, 1982. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority is also a separate legal entity. The EDC was designated by City Council as the BRA governing body on Dec. 4, 2000. Brief separate descriptions follow.

The Albion Economic Development Corporation

The Albion Economic Development Corporation works to recruit and assist business and industry in the greater Albion area. We seek innovative, collaborative, solutions to modern business challenges, always mindful of the rich natural, economic, and cultural heritage of our community.

Purpose:
To strengthen and revitalize the local economy by alleviating and preventing conditions of unemployment, ultimate responsibility for attracting, assisting and retaining local industries and commercial enterprises, providing means and methods for encouragement of attracting new and expanding current industries and commercial business.

Establishment:
The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Albion (EDC) was established by adoption of articles of incorporation dated July 29, 1977. The statutory authority for the adoption is found at MCL Section 125.1601, et seq. Board member’s qualifications are found at MCL Section 125.1604. It shall consist of at least nine members, including the Mayor who shall serve as a Director by virtue of holding the office of Mayor of the City of Albion – not more than three can be an officer or employee of the municipality. The Mayor appoints the board members with the advice and consent of the Council.

Membership:
Not less than nine members, no more than three of which may be City officers or City staff. Ex-officio, nonvoting members: President of the Chamber of Commerce, Sheridan Township Supervisor, Albion Township Supervisor. Appointed by Mayor with confirmation by City Council.

Residency:
At the discretion of appointing authority. Goal is to maintain a majority of residents on the board.

Term:
Six years.

Meetings:
First Thursday of month – 7:30 a.m.

Compensation:
None.



2016 EDC Board:
Herm McCall-Chair
Mauri Ditzler-Vice Chair
Ed Haas-Secretary
Joyce Spicer-Treasurer




PCT

Name

Address, Telephone & Email

Term Expires

4

Mauri Ditzler

501 E. Michigan Ave., 629-0210
mditzler@albion.edu

07/01/2020

N/A

Bernard Konkle II

4022 Aviara Oaks Pkwy, Jackson
629-3535
bernie2@deckernut.com

07/01/2019

3

Garrett Brown

1016 S. Superior St (517) 648-7090
gqbrown09@gmail.com

07/01/2018

N/A

Joyce Spicer

27909 Condit Road, 629-8371
thomasjoy77@sbcglobal.net

07/01/2020

N/A

Ed Haas

2771 Country Club Way, 629-4777
haasedward@hotmail.com

07/01/2019

 N/A

 Scott Evans

 415 S. Superior St 629-5588
 sevans@homesteadsavings.com

07/01/2018

N/A

George Harvey

1292 Davis St, Ypsilanti 313-215-7684
Jharvey@PGFasteners.net

07/01/2022

5

Herman McCall

1206 Maple St., 629-9215, 
hermanjmccall@gmail.com

07/01/2018

 

 

 

07/01/2020





Ex-officio, nonvoting members: Chamber of Commerce President; Albion Township Supervisor; Sheridan Township



TAX INCREMENT FINANCE AUTHORITY (TIFA)

Purpose:
To finance public improvements within a TIFA district by allocation of tax increment revenue, to assist with redevelopment or new development of industrial properties within the district, to sell “tax allocation bonds” as necessary to assist public improvements within the district.

Establishment:
The Tax Increment Finance Authority of the City of Albion (TIFA) was established by resolution of the Council dated May 3, 1982. The statutory authority for its formation is found at MCL Section 125.1801 es seq. Using the procedures allowed by MCL Section 125.1804 the EDC Board has been designated as the governing board of TIFA by the Council. Both are further regulated by bylaws, approved by the Council, which do not require residency in the City for appointment.

Membership, Term & Meeting:
Same as the EDC Board.

Residency:
At the discretion of appointing authority. Goal is to maintain a majority of residents on the Board.

Compensation:
None.