April 10, 2012 Minutes

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I.         CALL TO ORDER

Chairman Steingart called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:10 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York. 


            Members Present-                               Members Absent-

Ira Steingart                                         None

Harris Alport                               

Charles Barbuti                                               

Cindy Garlinghouse                                

Harold Gold

Suzanne Loughlin                         

Edward Sykes          

Raymond Walter

Steve White  


          Staff Present-                                              Staff Absent-

Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.                None

Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant                      

Others Present-

Allan C. Scott, ALSCO Management, Inc. /Consultant /IDA CEO

Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel    

Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices

Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner

Sandy Schaddock, Teamsters Union Local 445

Steven Vegliante, Esq.

Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat

Jennifer Grossman

Sonia Hedlund


Ms. Loughlin made a motion to jointly approve the minutes of the March 13, 2012 regular meeting and the March 27, 2012 reconvened meeting.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, the motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


            Jennifer Brylinski

Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that the PARIS report for both the IDA and the SCFC were submitted on time. 

She advised that necessary changes as well as current updates to the IDA’s website have been completed.

She finally advised that the web site for the SCFC should be up soon. 

Allan C. Scott

Mr. Scott advised that among other things, his activities for the past month included networking with Central New York Railroad and the Town of Tusten regarding a bridge issue, meetings with Todd Ehrling of Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Dev. Corp., meetings with the Town of Thompson and Holiday Mountain, ongoing day to day duties associated with the Red Meat processing facility, meetings with several potential RLF projects and meetings with Ideal Snacks. 


          Mr. Garigliano reported that documents for the Catskill Brewery project have been drafted as well as the documents for the Ideal Snacks Corporation expansion.  Additionally the 457 Equities “rescue documents” will also be completed shortly.  All of these items were previously authorized by the Board. 

          Mr. Garigliano reminded the Board that the current meeting will be recessed until next week, April 17, 2012 at 11:00 A.M.  The  public hearing for the RHH Land LLC project will be held at 10:00 A.M and then the project will be discussed at the reconvened meeting.  The project is required to close no later than April 26th

          Mr. Garigliano asked that the resolution that was listed on the Agenda regarding M&M Automotive be tabled until the reconvened meeting.  The Board agreed. 

          Chairman Steingart wished to thank the Board and those involved for their hard work on the proposed East Broadway Redevelopment project, which the application was unfortunately withdrawn. 

          Ms. Brylinski advised that there will be a meeting of the Sullivan County Funding Corporation also on April 17th prior to the IDA meeting.  She advised that she will be sending out notices and agendas. 

          There was a brief discussion regarding the RMAP grant/loan monies which is now available again through the USDA.  Chairman Steingart asked if the matter could be put on the agenda for discussion at the reconvened meeting.   

          Mr. Garigliano advised the Board that the Sullivan County Ag LDC (“LDC”) currently only has 3 members and is required to have between 10 and 12 members.  The LDC has possession of three grants, all of which concern the Red Meat Processing Facility.  Mr. Garigliano reminded the Board that the remaining members wish to appoint the current IDA members to the LDC.  The thought behind this, Mr. Garigliano explained, would be to transfer the grants to the IDA, transfer the cheese mobile to the County and then dissolve the LDC.  There was a brief discussion regarding the matter and it will be discussed further at the reconvened meeting. 

          There was some brief, general discussions regarding the progress of the Red Meat Processing Facility, the Millennium RLF and some of the IDA’s other loan funds.    

          Ms. Hedlund commented on the cheese mobile and two agricultural people who are seeking possible loans. 




Chairman Steingart questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments.  There being none, on a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Gold the Board voted and the meeting was recessed at approximately 10:35 A.M.  


                                                          Respectfully submitted:

                                                          Elizabeth A. Hunt       

                                                           Executive Assistant

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