COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – voice
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Elwin Wood called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at 10:00 AM, which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.
II. ROLL CALL
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.
Elizabeth Hunt, Exec. Assistant
Others Present –
Walter Garigliano, Esq., IDA Counsel
Barbara Garigliano, Esq.
Steven Vegliante, Esq., IDA Special Counsel
Luiz Aragon, Sullivan County Commissioner of Planning
Tim McCausland, Partnership for Economic Development
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Fritz Mayer, The River Reporter
Sonja Hedlund, County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 8, 2009, regular meeting of the IDA. The motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Barbuti motioned to approve the amended schedule of payments, Mr. Gold seconded the motion. The Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski informed the Board that the Agency office was busy with preparing for its Fiscal Year 2009 audit, with the compilation of information needed to prepare and submit the IDA’s Annual Report, and with work finalizing the preparation and distribution of the PILOT statements to projects. She also mentioned that she met with the Agency’s two new Board Members, Suzanne Loughlin and Cindy Garlinghouse last week and they discussed what the IDA does, and how and why the Agency does it.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
A resolution was presented to the Board Members that would appoint Steven Vegliante as Agency Special Counsel in connection with the extension of the Jefferson Development Partners appointment as agent of the Agency. Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the resolution, seconded by Mr. Gold, and the Board unanimously agreed.
A resolution was presented to the Board Members that would authorize the execution of an omnibus amendment to Jefferson Development Partners, LLC, project documents to extend the project to December 31, 2010, and the extension of sales tax exemption nunc pro tunc to December 31, 2010. Mr. Garigliano noted to the Board that the building at the track’s south pit area that was commenced in 2007 still needs completion and that the construction of an auto storage facility might be a possibility later in 2010. Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the resolution, seconded by Mr. Alport, and the Board unanimously agreed.
Mr. Garigliano, with assistance from Barbara Garigliano, provided an update on the progress of the Southern Catskill Red Meat Processing Facility in the place of Paul Hahn who was not able to attend the meeting. Mr. Garigliano gave a summary of the history of the site plan proposals for the Facility using maps for the Board to view. Because of the challenges of the physical location of the site, the plans have changed several times over the course of the last five years. Mr. Garigliano stated that he expects that the project could still be constructed this year if the final funding source from the US Department of Commerce is approved by early spring. Comments about the needs of the dairy and beef farmers in the County were made by Ms. Hedlund.
Ms. Brylinski gave an outline of the status of the funding sources involved in the funding of the Facility.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski had sent the Board a copy of the proposed dates of the IDA’s 2010 regular meetings – those being the second Tuesday of each month. The Board approved those dates.
With the resignation of Board Member Joyce Salimeno, the addition of two new Board Members, and other considerations, the Board desired to amend several Agency Committee lists. The Board reviewed the list of the Agency’s vacant committee positions that Ms. Brylinski had given them and made the following changes. The Treasurer position left vacant by Ms. Salimeno would be filled by Mr. Barbuti. Mr. Alport would become the Agency’s Assistant Treasurer. The Revolving Loan Fund Committee position left vacant by Ms. Salimeno would be filled by Ms. Garlinghouse. The IDA Personnel Committee position left vacant by Ms. Salimeno would be filled by Ms. Loughlin. The Grant Committee position left vacant by Ms. Susan Whalan would be filled by Mr. Barbuti. All the other positions were reaffirmed by the Board.
There being no further discussion or public comment, Mr. Barbuti motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. The meeting was adjourned at 10:55 AM.
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski
IDA Executive Director