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June 2023 BID Meeting Minutes


(June 20th, 2023)


5125 6th Ave, Kenosha WI 53140



Executive Committee: Chairperson Mark Wistar, Vice Chairperson Brit Windel,Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β Β  Treasurer Rajiv Sighn, Secretary Jeanette Kelly
Board Members Present:
Brett Bjorn, Kevin Ervin, Alex Kudrna

Absent – Rob Gresoviak, James Matzer, Maria Coveti, Gus
Non-Voting Members: Dennis DuChene, Laura Gregorski, Donny Stancato, Β Alderman Bill Siel


  1. MinutesΒ­Β­ Approval from May 16th, 2023 – Brit motion to Approve – Kevin Second 
  2. Citizens’ Comments – Citizens present – 
  3. Director Comments
    • Updates from the Chairman
      • Follow up on McTernan Cameras – Quotes – meet with Guttormsen and city attorney and property owners –
        1. Reach out to Erin with Main Street program to discuss previous – Laura will Meet out –
        2. Mcternan Educational Session –
        3. Include options for property owners to purchase camera and BID can reimburse
      • Follow Up on KPD Meeting – Educate flock Cameras – Matt Elm spending more time downtown – new UTV for beach patrol – make sure to report incidents to police – non emergency – Charging at the carnival after 5pm – $2 – extra security – open until 10pm – close at 8pm on 4th of July –
      • Executive Committee Service the security committee and budget – motion to approve – Alex – second – Brit –
      • Approve Bid By Laws – Rajiv make a motion to approve updated by laws – Alex Second –
    • Treasurer Report
      • Audit is complete – passed with flying colors –
  1. Marketing Updates
    • Downtown Magazine Update – summer issue live – largest issue yet
      • Celebration – Tribute Island – Next issue comes out August 15th
      • Celebration America – Sponsorship – Giveaway VIP tickets –
        1. Call for a motion for $3000 sponsorship – Brit motioned – Rajiv Second –
      • Website Update –drop downs for added requests have been updates, search functions, icons updated –Β  calendar updated
      • Koozies Ordered for Sip and Stroll, PB and Jam, and Outreach visits
      • Banner Update – approved and ordered – Alex please give update – working with city and printed to get the up before the 4th – new rods for the downtown area
      • Third Thursday Update – Posters, Social Media Promotion, Email Sign up – busy – only 10 businesses – amp up promotions – year round promotions –
      • Sip and Stroll Update – 23 participating venues – maps are printed – beer and seltzer delivered –
      • Street Car and Trolley update – Alderman Kennedy – in support of major events for streetcar for free – budget for the year.


  1. Committees Comments
  • Outreach and Retention – Hold my Beer Opened –
  • Streets and Beautification
    • Clean up incident – oil spill – graffiti – direct business owners to website
    • Bike Rack Request – additional location specifically Lettering Machine – send out letter in the fall
    • Garbage Pick and Request for more Garbage Cans – Specifically by Trolley Dogs
    • Sculpture Ash Trays – Pet Friendly
    • Evaluate Lighting on Poles – Update – still that need to be repaired –
    • Signage- Grant Program for Store signage – Matt Monroe –
    • Public Decorations Kevin Ervin Update – Reaching out to Milagers again to follow up
  • Events & Promotions
    • Annual calendar of events
    • Third Thursdays promotions
    • Sidewalk Sales – public works getting ordinance –


  1. New Items of Business
    • Bid Boundaries – Marketing Boundaries – Getting notes out – and will circle back for
    • July 13th – Motorcycle Firefighters Ride – Coming from mars cheese castle to downtown PB& J


  1. Next Meeting/Agenda


  1. ADJOURNMENT- Motion to adjourn – Rajiv – Alex second


Dates to Know


June 15th Third Thursday

June 20th BID Meeting

June 24th Sip and Stroll

July 2nd Parade DayΒ 

July 4th Celebration America

July 18th BID Meeting