COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Steingart called to order the reconvened meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 11:18 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.
II. ROLL CALL
Members Present- Members Absent-
Ira Steingart Suzanne Loughlin
Staff Present- Staff Absent-
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir. None
Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant
Allan C. Scott, ALSCO Management, Inc. /Consultant /IDA CEO
Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel
Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices
Alan Sorensen, Sullivan County Legislator
“Kitty” Vetter, Sullivan County Legislator
Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
(please be advised that not all attendees were present for the entire meeting)
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORTS
VI. OLD BUSINESS
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution consenting to the assignment of the $175,000 USDA Rural Business Enterprise Grant (“RBEG”) from the SC Ag LDC to the IDA. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution consenting to the assignment of the $50,000 USDA Rural Development Rural Business Opportunity Grant (“RBOG”) from the SC Ag LDC to the IDA. Mr. Garigliano advised the Board that this particular grant requires a $20,000 in matching funds. He further advised that the match may be made “in kind” and questioned Ms. Mall if her and her predecessor, Paul Hahn, had a compilation of their time spent on this grant. Ms. Mall is to research the grant requirements further. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a mortgage in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 and related documents in favor of Catskill Hudson Bank relating to the MBM Enterprises, LLC and M&M Automotive, Inc. project. On a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution extending the sales tax abatement period for the Plastic Technologies of NY, LLC d/b/a Shelburne Plastics and PTNY Real Estate LLC (collectively “Shelburne Plastics”) project from April 30, 2012 through and including October 31, 2012. There was a brief discussion which included, among other things, the reporting by Shelburne Plastics on their taxable purchases to date and the local workforce, suppliers and vendors. On a motion by Ms. Garlinghouse, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to a Lease from Frontier Insurance Group, LLC as Landlord to Nana’s House Childcare Center, Inc. (“Nana’s House”) for a portion of the parcel upon which Nana’s House is located for a term of approximately two years commencing November 9, 2011 and ending February 15, 2014. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a combination inducement and final approving resolution regarding the RHH Land, LLC. He advised that the facility is currently closed but it is expected to be operational by this summer. Friday, April 21, 2012 is the scheduled closing date. There was a brief discussion regarding the rehabilitation of the rooms and the Legislator Sorensen commented that the opening of the facility will be a large boost to the local economy. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted, with Mr. Alport and Mr. Steingart abstaining from the vote, the Board voted and the resolution was passed.
Ms. Hesse wished to know that when the Red Meat Processing Facility is built, if the building will be constructed using the Temple Grandin building design. There was a brief discussion regarding the inside and outside plans of the proposed facility.
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (“RMAP”) grant that was pulled at the last minute back in December 2011, has been reinstated by the USDA. She advised that this is part grant, part loan and the IDA will be responsible for the repayment of any loans that do not get paid back by the recipients. Additionally the IDA would need to come up with $125,000 in order to have the grant awarded. The Board approved re-pursuing the funds.
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 11:45 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt