Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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    Ferndale, New York 12734
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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    Chairman Wood called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:07 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.

    Members Present
    Elwin Wood
    Charles Barbuti
    Cindy Garlinghouse
    Harris Alport
    Suzanne Loughlin
    Edward Sykes (please note that Mr. Sykes arrived Approximately 10:15 A.M.)

    Members Absent
    Harold Gold
    Raymond Walter

    Staff Present
    Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.
    Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant

    Staff Absent

    Others Present
    Allan C. Scott, ALSCO Management, Inc./Consultant /IDA CEO
    Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel
    Steven Vegliante, Esq., IDA Special Counsel
    Luiz Aragon, Commissioner, SC Planning & Environmental Management
    Timothy McCausland, Partnership for Economic Development
    Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
    Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
    Maryann Dirie, Sullivan County Resident
    Dick Riseling, Sullivan County Resident
    Barbara Burton, Sullivan County Resident

    Ms. Loughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2010 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.

    Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the schedule of payments, but asked that before the motion was seconded, if he could be told what the payment to D&B was regarding. Ms. Brylinski explained that the payment was to Dun & Bradstreet and it was a requirement regarding one of the grants. Ms. Loughlin seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.

    Ms. Brylinski addressed the Board regarding the recent creamery feasibility study conducted by Marc Baez of Baez Associates. She explained that according to one of the study recommendations, she has been formulating a farm assistance revolving loan fund program. She went on further to say that possibly the current Main Street Revolving Loan Fund funds, which haven’t been utilized in quite some time, can be used for this purpose. Ms. Brylinski is hoping that this new loan fund could be reviewed and approved by the Board at the September meeting. Mr. Garigliano then advised the Board that he, Mr. Scott and Mr. Gold are meeting on Friday to discuss other agricultural initiatives. Mr. Garigliano then asked the Board if they would consider approving another study to see exactly what monies are available for the agricultural community and through exactly what agency. He suggested that since Mr. Baez conducted the Creamery Feasibility study, he would be a good candidate to also conduct this study as well. There was some general discussion amongst the Board regarding Mr. Garigliano’s study request. In conclusion, on a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and unanimously authorized Mr. Scott to enter into an agreement for a study to be conducted by Baez Associates in an amount not to exceed $5,000, for a compilation of programs available to the agricultural community. Mr. Riseling commented that he thought this would be a great help to the local agricultural community.

    Mr. Garigliano asked if the Board could go into executive session regarding possible litigation matters relating to RH Lodging and the former RSS Realty/S&S Waverly project. Mr. Vegliante, as special counsel, was asked to stay for the executive session. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted unanimously to go into executive session at approximately 10:23 A.M.

    At approximately 10:41 A.M. Mr. Alport made a motion to come out of executive session. The motion was seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted, and the motion was unanimously passed.

    Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that several new sections were added to the Public Authorities Law that was enacted in 2009. Most of the additional laws will be handled in-house but one new requirement that she wished to bring to the attention of the Board was that the IDA must now file a “Mission Statements and Performance Measures” report which is due March 31st, starting in 2011.

    There was some general discussion by Mr. Barbuti and the Board regarding the IDA’s current governance and personal committee.

    Mr. Barbuti wished to appoint Ms. Loughlin to the Governance Committee. The Board unanimously agreed.

    Chairman Wood questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments. There being none, on a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:49 A.M.

    Respectfully submitted:
    Elizabeth A. Hunt
    Executive Assistant

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