COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I. CALL TO ORDER
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.
II. ROLL CALL
Raymond Walter (please note that Mr. Sykes arrived shortly after the roll was called)
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
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
Terry McCarthy, Sullivan County Resident
Barbara Burton, Sullivan County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Ms. Loughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 8, 2010 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Walter made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, Mr. Barbuti seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that she would like to briefly address three topics.
First, she advised the Board that the Red Meat Processing Facility project was still moving forward and that it is anticipated that the final determination of the funding of the application will be soon. Mr. Garigliano asked Ms. Brylinski if she would be available to briefly meet with David Fanslau, Sullivan County Manager, after the IDA meeting to clarify a few issues regarding the Facility. Ms. Brylinski replied she would be able to attend.
Second, Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that she and Mr. Scott recently took a tour of the old Apollo Plaza as well as the landfill. The tour was hosted by the Planning Department. She further advised that an outside consulting firm spoke to those present regarding possible options for the site.
Finally, Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that the Hudson River Health Care project closed the end of June 2010. Mr. Garigliano commented that this closing was one of the very first new market tax credit closings that has occurred in the state.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution extending the sales tax abatement period for The Antrim, LLC and Antrim Enterprises, L.LC. , nunc pro tunc from January 1, 2010 through and including December 31, 2010. On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a mortgage in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000.00 and related documents, in favor of Catskill Hudson Bank which relates to the Arthur Glick Truck Sales, Inc. project. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a second Mortgage in an amount not to exceed $500,000.00 and related documents in favor of Catskill Hudson Bank relating to the A.K.L. Realty, LLC project. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that the Governance Committee, which is comprised of Chairman Wood and Mr. Barbuti, met on May 11, 2010, immediately following the IDA’s regular meeting. Mr. Barbuti wished to report to the Board on a few points that he and Chairman Wood discussed.
First, it was determined by the Governance Committee that if a Board member is not physically present, they still can participate in the meeting via telephone but they must be physically present to vote. Mr. Barbuti noted that this is the current policy and it is being kept in effect.
Second, Mr. Barbuti reminded the Board that there is still a vacant seat on the Board that needs to be filled (there are currently 8 members but it is required that it be a 9 member board). As required by New York State Authority Budget Office, new members need to complete a training session. When a ninth member is appointed, then a training session will be set up. Mr. Barbuti asked if anyone wished to recommend someone for the vacant spot, to please pass their suggestion on to Chairman Wood and he in turn will pass it on to the SC Legislators.
Third and final, Mr. Barbuti questioned the Board about a yearly performance evaluation for the employees of the IDA. There was some brief discussion regarding the matter and it was determined that an evaluation form would be drafted and reviewed.
Mr. Scott advised the Board that he met with Mr. Gold and Marc Baez regarding the IDA’s ongoing effort to assist the local farming community. There was some general discussion by those present regarding this topic. Mr. Garigliano advised that he will help facilitate a meeting between Mr. Scott, Mr. Gold, Mr. Baez and Scott Collins, who is with USDA Rural Development NY.
Mr. Barbuti posed the question on the status of the status of the payments being received from Millennium Pipeline and if there has been a decision made as to how to apply the funds. Mr. Garigliano replied to Mr. Barbuti that he will consult with the Broome County IDA to what type of program they have some up with regarding these funds.
Chairman Wood questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments. There being none, on a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:36 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt