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April 2023 BID Meeting Minutes


(April 18th, 2023)


5125 6th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140



Executive Committee: Chairperson Mark Wistar, Vice Chairperson Brit Windel,           Treasurer Rajiv Sighn, Secretary Jeanette Kelly
Board Members:
Brett Bjorn, Kevin Ervin, Maria Caravati, Robert Greskoviak, James Matzur, Gus Harris, Alex Kudrna
Non-Voting Members: Dennis DuChene, Laura Gregorski, Donny Stancato,

David Strash, Alderman Bill Siel


  1. Minutes­­ Approval from March 21st 2023 – motion – Rajhiv – Maria – Second

Citizens’ Comments – Kevin vevlvicus – citizen comments  – parking committee – parklets –

Meryl – Lakeshore Peddle Tavern – Angela – Simmons Island Beach House – Father’s Day Weekend Duck Races

  1. Director Comments
    1. Updates from the Chairman – April 25th – Cameras – Security Officer Elm – Remove the planters – Parking and Signs – design and placement – flags on the poles-
      1. Add Promotional Items to Budget – ie – stickers, pens
      2. Confirm dollar amounts for networking and educational meetings – approved – $3333
      3. Establish budget for Networking event on May 11th at Public Craft Brewing Co. – Rajhiv – approved
  2. Marketing Updates
    1. Downtown magazine deadline is at the end of the – Donny@happeningsmag.com
    2. The lettering machine establish merchandise – Go Downtown Kenosha Merch and Webstore with through The Lettering Machine – forst – Alex- Second – Maria approved –
    3. Round Table on the Radio – Carmichael – Kevin Ervin Weds
    4. Clean-up Day is Scheduled April 22nd – Earth Day – with Soul Space, contact Jenna with questions.
    5. Sip and Stroll Dates – June 24th and Oct 7th – update from Attorney and WI Safe Serve, must be through vendor, cannot purchase resale. – Supply product and businesses can use own product – registration out first week of may
    6. Third Thursdays Roll Out – June 15th
    7. Troy Dillard – Downtown Photographer
    8. org transfer to BID, redirect to GoDowntownKenosha.com
      • Downtown Kenosha social media transfer to BID
      • Visit Kenosha gifting URLs to BID –



  1. Committees Comments
  • Outreach and Retention
  • Streets and Beautification
  • Events & Promotions


  1. New Items of Business
    1. Street Beautification – Kevin Erivin Update: Jerry smith – summers garden – Milagers – bids to Kevin – Jerry Smith wants the fall – how to Maintain? – Bunting – flags and fourth of July – talk to city – brackets
    2. PARKING- showcase – parking signs create a campaign – parklets – have business owners not park in front of their business – city public works – there is enough parking – education about parking spaces –


  1. Next Meeting/Agenda




Dates to Know


April 22nd Clean-Up Day

May 6th Wisconsin Marathon

May 11th Networking Event

May 16 BID Meeting

June 15th Third Thursday

June 20th BID Meeting

June 24th Sip and Stroll

July 2nd Parade Day