Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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    Tuesday, July 12, 2011

    Chairman Wood called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:05 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
    Harold Gold
    Suzanne Loughlin
    Edward Sykes
    Raymond Walter
    Steve White (Please note that Mr. White left the Meeting at approximately 10:26 A.M.)

    Members Absent
    Cindy Garlinghouse
    Harris Alport

    Staff Present –
    Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant

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

    Others Present-
    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
    Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
    Joan Marie Baumann, Sullivan County Resident
    Barbara Burton, Sullivan County Resident
    James Culligan, Sullivan County Resident
    Ann Culligan, Sullivan County Resident
    Richard C., Sullivan County Resident
    Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
    Sonia Hedlund, Sullivan County Resident
    Jan London, Sullivan County Resident
    Claudine Luchsinger, Sullivan County Resident
    June Sommers, Sullivan County Resident

    Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 14, 2011 regular meeting, the motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.

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

    Ms. Hunt advised that Ms. Brylinski was on vacation. Mr. Garigliano wished to point out that in Ms. Brylinski’s Activity Report that was previously sent to the Board, the IDA was one of six applications approved for funding to support rural business development through the RMAP program, through the USDA. This will create a new loan fund in the amount of $565,000, $60,000 of which will be earmarked for training in the form of a grant.

    Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution which authorizes the execution and delivery of an easement and related documents necessary to construct, relocate, extend, etc. any poles on the parcel of the Catskill Distilling Company, Ltd and Redford LLC project. The easements and/or documents are to be delivered to New York Electric & Gas Corporation. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.

    Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing the execution and delivery of a deed and related documents necessary to convey real and personal property, in accordance with the their request, to Catskill Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation LLC (“Turtlehead Enterprises”). Mr. Garigliano reminded the Board that they passed a similar resolution in the past and that this resolution is an updated version. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.

    Mr. Garigliano updated the Board and those present on the status of the proposed Red Meat Processing Facility. He advised that the project is progressing and basically the only issue left to address is the drainage.

    Chairman Wood asked if there was any public comment.

    Ms. Hedlund questioned the money for training that was mentioned earlier in the meeting. Mr. Garigliano advised that this money will be governed by the guidelines of the RMAP program.

    Ms. Hedlund questioned if there was a deadline to submit an application for the Millennium Revolving Loan Fund (“Millennium RLF”). She was advised that there is no deadline and it was the Millennium RLD Committee’s intent to get the money out there as soon as possible. A copy of the Millennium RLF Guidelines were mailed to the Cornell Co-op by Ms. Brylinski. There was a brief discussion on the details of the Millennium RLF.

    There was a discussion by Ms. Hedlund, the Board and others regarding local Sullivan County farmers; among other things, what programs they may be able to take advantage of, how they can find out about these programs, and the requirements of the programs.

    It was advised that Ms. Brylinski should be the contact person at the IDA regarding its loan programs.

    Ms. Luchsinger commented that the recipients of the of IDA’s loan programs are not listed on the IDA’s new web site. Mr. Scott replied that it would be no problem to include that information.

    Ms. Luchsinger asked what tax abatement program the Millennium Pipeline project fell under. When Ms. Brylinski returns, she is to get in touch with Ms. Luchsinger.

    Ms. Luchsinger questioned the real property tax amounts listed on the web site.

    Mr. London spoke about an alternative site for the Red Meat Processing facility if the drainage issues are not resolved. There was a discussion regarding, among other things, grant requirements and zoning laws.

    Ms. Burton made a general comment regarding unfinished projects in Sullivan County.

    There was comment and discussion by Mr. Culligan, Mrs. Culligan, and others regarding, among other things the noise level, road condition, employment numbers, and real estate tax associated with the Monticello Motor Club project.

    Mr. Scott suggested to Ms. Luchsinger that she could contact Ms. Brylinski prior to the IDA’s regular monthly meeting with any questions, so that at the meeting her questions and concerns can be properly answered.

    There being no further business or public comment, on a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr.Barbuti, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:46 A.M.

    Respectfully submitted:
    Elizabeth A. Hunt
    Executive Assistant

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