Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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    Tuesday, January 11, 2011

    Chairman Wood called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:05 A.M. in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, 100 North Street, Monticello, New York.

    Members Present
    Elwin Wood
    Harold Gold
    Harris Alport
    Charles Barbuti
    Cindy Garlinghouse
    Suzanne Loughlin
    Edward Sykes
    Raymond Walter

    Members Absent
    Steve White

    Staff Present
    Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.

    Staff Absent
    Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant

    Others Present-
    Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel
    Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices
    Luiz Aragon, Commissioner, Planning & Environmental Management
    Sonya Hedlund, Sullivan County Farm Network
    Cindy Gieger, Sullivan County Resident
    Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
    Claudine Luchsinger, Sullivan County Farm Network
    Jan London, Sullivan County Resident
    Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
    Roy Tedoff, Sullivan County Resident

    Mr. Barbuti stated that the name of the new Millennium Committee should be changed in the minutes. The Board decided that the committee name is the Millennium Fund Committee. Mr. Walter made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 14, 2010 regular meeting and December 22, 2010 reconvened meeting, as amended. The motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.

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

    Ms. Brylinski stated that January is a busy month for IDA project administration. Work includes PILOT billing paperwork, audit information, and annual reports. Ms. Brylinski had met yesterday with Ms. Geiger and Ms. Hedlund regarding the IDA and agricultural issues. At last week’s County Economic Development Committee meeting, Ms. Brylinski was requested by the Legislators to include additional project information on the IDA website. The info should be on the IDA’s website this week. Ms. Brylinski will be attending the NYS Economic Development Council’s 2011 IDA Section Conference next week and will be presenting information about the IDA’s Hudson River Healthcare project. After Ms. Brylinski’s report, The Board set the first meeting of the IDA’s Millennium Fund Committee for noon on January 25, 2011, at the IDA’s office in Ferndale. Mr. Garigliano will compile information to be reviewed by the Committee at that meeting.

    Mr. Gold made a motion to approve the dates of the IDA’s 2011 meetings (being the second Tuesday of each month, except for November when it will be the third Tuesday of the month), Ms. Garlinghouse seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously approved. The meetings will be held in the Government Center in Monticello, New York.

    Mr. Garigliano handed out to the Board a Resolution authorizing a mortgage modification agreement to Catskill Hudson Bank for the benefit of Dimifini Group, Inc. / Rolling V Bus Corp. and explained the document. Mr. Walter made a motion to approve the Resolution, Mr. Sykes seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.

    Chairman Wood requested that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation against the Paramount Realty Associates LLC project, a personnel discussion, and a discussion of the Board’s Self Evaluation. Mr. Barbuti made a motion to go into Executive Session, Ms. Garlinghouse seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
    The Board went into Executive Session at 10:15 AM.
    Mr. Alport made a motion to come out of Executive Session, Mr. Gold seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
    The Board came out of Executive Session at 11:40 AM.
    (Let the record show that Ms. Loughlin left the Executive Session and the meeting at 11:30 AM.)

    The Board requested the Agency’s Counsel to contact the principals of the Paramount Realty Associates LLC project regarding their future intentions, and then after discussion with Mr. Barbuti, bring a resolution to the Agency’s February meeting with a determination of termination or extension.

    Chairman Wood then opened the meeting for Public Comment.

    Claudine Luchsinger questioned the Board about the Mogenavland project and the project’s intentions regarding a gas lease. Mr. Garigliano explained the motive behind the IDA’s involvement with that project (bringing a parcel back onto the tax rolls) and the IDA’s process if a project changes the type of business it conducts.

    Roy Tedoff stated that he also had a concern about the IDA’s involvement with the Mogenavland project and a gas lease on that property.

    Cindy Gieger again expressed her concern for the future of agriculture in the County, and thanked the Board for the Agriculture Resource Guide it had prepared. She stated that there is a need to get that information out to the farming community. Ms. Gieger also stated that she would like to see some of the Millennium Funds be used to assist the local farmers.

    Sonja Hedlund handed out a newsletter to the IDA Board members that regarded micro-dairies, and also a disc of information that regarded a discussion of a micro-creamery. Ms. Hedlund also gave the Board members a letter regarding reasons for agricultural development in Sullivan County and initiatives that the IDA could consider.

    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 Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board adjourned the meeting at approximately 12:10 PM.

    Respectfully submitted:
    Jennifer CS Brylinski
    IDA Executive Director

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