COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Wood called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:00 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.
II. ROLL CALL
(please note that Ms. Garlinghouse
arrived at approximately 10:34 A.M.)
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.
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
Luiz Aragon, Commissioner, SC Planning & Environmental Management
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Carl Kerber, Sullivan County Resident
Dick Riseling, Sullivan County Resident
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Gold made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 11, 2011 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, Mr. White seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski spoke to the Board regarding recent newspaper articles where the IDA has been requested to have more transparency. She advised that the Sullivan County Legislators recently passed a resolution setting forth certain items they requested be included on the IDA’s website. Ms. Brylinski said she will have the additional information added. There was some discussion by the Board regarding employment numbers and general information regarding projects.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that the IDA is required to do an annual review of the Disposition of Real Property Guidelines and its Investment and Procurement Policies (collectively “Guidelines and Policies”). These items were previously forwarded to the Board for their review. The Board unanimously agreed to re-adopt the Guidelines and Policies.
Regarding the meeting of the Millennium Pipeline Fund Committee that was held on January 25, 2011, Ms. Brylinski reminded the Board that she previously sent the draft minutes of that meeting to them for their review. Mr. Gold advised that at the meeting the Committee examined different proposals presented to them. He further advised that the Committee has not yet made a definitive decision and will be meeting again in the near future. Mr. Garigliano asked if he could be part of the next meeting; the Committee agreed.
Mr. Barbuti had a question regarding the Procurement Policy. He asked if, for example, a item such as the Cost Benefit Analysis should go out to bid. Mr. Barbuti was advised that the Cost Benefit Analysis is a Professional Service therefore is not required to go to bid. Ms. Brylinski advised that the requirement to conduct a Cost Benefit Analysis sunsetted quite a few years ago but the SC IDA still has the Analysis done. There was discussion by the Board regarding the Analysis.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski advised there is a new section on the PARIS Report that must be submitted to NYS where the Board must signify that they have reviewed the Mission Statement and a Performance Measurement Report must be conducted. The Board unanimously agreed that the Mission Statement has been reviewed. Then Ms. Brylinski conducted the Performance Measurement Report for the Board.
Mr. Gariglinao asked that an executive session be called to discuss the possible termination of the Paramount Realty Associates project.
Mr. White made a motion to go into executive session, Mr. Barbuti seconded the motion, the Board voted and unanimously agreed to go into executive session at approximately 10:28 A.M.
Mr. Gold made a motion to come of out executive session, Mr. Sykes seconded the motion, the Board voted and unanimously agreed to come out of executive session at approximately 10:49 A.M. Please note that Mr. Scott left the meeting at approximately 10:45 A.M.
Chairman Wood asked if there was any public comment. Mr. Kerber inquired about the Shelburne Plastics project. Mr. Garigliano advised that indeed it was a new IDA project and that Mr. Kerber should feel free to stop by his office so his staff could make copies of any documents he wished to look at.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT (Recess)
Mr. Garigliano advised that there will be a need to recess the current meeting. It was agreed by the Board to hold the reconvened meeting on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. Mr. Barbuti made a motion to recess the current meeting, Mr. Alport seconded the motion, the Board voted and unanimously carried the motion to recess the meeting at approximately 11:00 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt