COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, March 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
Raymond Walter (please note that Mr. Walter arrived at the meeting at approx. 10:02 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
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
Barbara Burton, Sullivan County Resident
Cindy Gieger, Sullivan County Resident
Sonya Hedlund, Sullivan County Resident
Jan London, Sullivan County Resident
Claudine Luchsinger, Sullivan County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to jointly approve the minutes of the February 8, 2011 regular meeting and February 25, 2011 reconvened meeting. The motion was seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, with the exception of the payment to the NYS Division of the Treasury, which will be discussed later in the meeting. Mr. Sykes seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that staff has still been working on the 2011 PILOTs; that she is in the process of compiling information regarding the PARIS Report which is due March 31, 2011; and that the year end 2010 audit has been completed.
Ms. Brylinski also reported that the IDA received reimbursement via the USDA Grant Fund, for the IDA’s out of pocket expenses incurred regarding the Catskill Stills project.
Mr. Garigliano asked that an executive session be called regarding a legal matter relating to the Paramount Realty Associates LLC (“Paramount Realty”) project.
On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the
Board unanimously voted to go into executive session at
approximately 10:04 A.M.
On a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the
Board unanimously voted to come out of executive session
at approximately 10:06 A.M.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a deed, bill of sale and any other related documents conveying real and personal property from the IDA to Paramount Realty and to be recorded with the Office of the Clerk of Sullivan County nunc pro tunc as of March 1, 2011. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the IDA to provide funding to the Partnership for Economic Development for the first quarter of 2011. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Barbuti advised the Board that the Millennium Fund Committee will be setting up a meeting with Sullivan Renaissance to discuss possibilities regarding the fund.
Ms. Brylinski addressed the Board regarding the requested payment to the NYS Division of Treasury (“NYS Treasury”) that was listed on the Schedule of Payments. This is a payment that is being requested of all NYS IDAs by the Division of the Budget based on the reporting that is submitted via the PARIS system. Last year a similar payment was imposed but the validity of the payment was overturned and the payment returned to the SCIDA. She advised that regarding this year’s “assessment” IDAs made an appeal not to pay, but the appeal was denied. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board unanimously voted that the payment be mailed to the NYS Treasury on March 31st and be “paid under protest”.
Ms. Burton made a general comment.
Ms. Gieger asked for the status of the proposed Red Meat Processing Facility. Mr. Garigliano advised that the next step in the progression was to have an aerial topographical study done due to storm drainage issues. There was discussion among those present regarding, among other things, the location of the proposed facility, the time frame of building the facility and the numerous steps associated with progression of the project.
Ms. Luchsinger questioned the IDAs involvement with the Central New York Railroad project. Ms. Brylinski replied that the project received only a five year real property tax abatement. There was a brief discussion.
Ms. Luchsinger questioned if the IDA had received an application from the entity that had or is in the process of purchasing, the Sullivan West School. The reply was that to date no application has been received by the IDA. There was a brief discussion by those present regarding the matter.
There was some general discussion regarding IDA project requirements.
There was discussion by those present regarding consultant fees and the workings of the IDA and its relationship to the Partnership for Economic Development.
Chairman Wood questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments. There being none, on a motion by Ms. Loughlin, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:45 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt