Brookings City Council
October 17, 2023
The Brookings City Council held a Study Session on Tuesday, October 17, 2023 at 6:00 PM, at the Brookings City & County Government Center Community Room with the following City Council members present: Mayor Oepke Niemeyer, Council Members Wayne Avery, Brianna Doran, Andrew Rasmussen, Bonny Specker, Holly Tilton Byrne, and Nick Wendell. City Manager Paul Briseno, City Attorney Steve Britzman, and City Clerk Bonnie Foster were also present.
Agenda. A motion was made by Council Member Wendell, seconded by Council Member Tilton Byrne, that the agenda be approved. The motion carried by the following vote: Yes: 7 – Avery, Doran, Niemeyer, Rasmussen, Specker, Tilton Byrne, and Wendell.
Presentation: Economic Development Partners. The City's Economic Development Partners provided a presentation to City Council on advancing assigned areas within the Community Economic Development Master Plan, projects / programs / initiatives. Presenters were: Tim Reed, Brooking Economic Development Corp., Kelsey Doom, Brookings Area Chamber of Commerce, Tim Reed on behalf of Dwaine Chapel, Research Park at SDSU, Laura Schoen Carbonneau, Visit Brookings, and Kirsten Gjesdal, Downtown Brookings.
Discussion: Conditional Use Permits. Mike Struck, Community Development Director, led an informational discussion on conditional uses and approval process.
Adjourn. A motion was made by Council Member Tilton Byrne, seconded by Council Member Wendell, that this meeting be adjourned at 8:07 p.m. The motion carried by a unanimous vote.
CITY OF BROOKINGS, SD
Oepke G. Niemeyer, Mayor
Bonnie Foster, City Clerk