COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
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
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
Susan Jaffe, Regional Director, Empire State Development Corp.
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
Dick Riseling, Sullivan County Resident
Eileen Haworth Weil, Sullivan County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Gold made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 12, 2010 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Before making a motion to approve the Revised Schedule of Payments, Mr. Barbuti had two questions. The first was when was the ALSCO Management, Inc. payment going to be revised? Mr. Garigliano advised Mr. Barbuti that an Amendment to the current contract will be drafted to allot for the two months that Mr. Scott will be at the Partnership. Mr. Barbuti’s second question was the amount of the total cost to Robinson Aerial Surveys, Inc., which is the company that is conducting the aerial photographs regarding the Red Meat Facility. Mr. Garigliano advised that he had planned to discuss the increased cost with the Board, but since the subject has been brought up, he advised that because one foot contour pictures needed to be taken, the cost has increased. Mr. Barbuti then made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, Mr. Alport seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski wished to advise the Board of the following:
· She reported that in speaking with Marc Baez of Baez Associates, that the Agribusiness Resource Guide will be ready for the Board’s review at the next meeting.
· She advised the Board that another bill was received by New York State for yet again the “gross revenue” tax in the amount of approximately $19,000.00. Mr. Garigliano advised that he is scheduled to have a conference call with Harris, Beach, LP regarding this matter and possibly the way the IDA reports their project related expenses on the PARIS system.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski handed out to the Board another proposed 2011 Budget. She advised the Board that she met with Mr. Gold yesterday regarding the proposed budget and after further reviewing the figures, she revised the expense portion of the budget regarding grants. There was some discussion by Ms. Brylinski, Mr. Garigliano and the Board regarding the proposed budget and the current income and expenses of the IDA. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Alport the Board voted and unanimously approved the 2011 IDA Budget, as revised.
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that in the meeting packet that was mailed to them prior to the current meeting, enclosed were proposed Board/Employee evaluation forms. Mr. Barbuti, being on the Governance Committee, asked of the Board to review the enclosed forms and if all is acceptable then at the December meeting the forms can be approved and at January 2011 the evaluation process can be implemented. The Board unanimously gave their approval.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution approving the amended application of Plastic Technologies of NY, LLC d/b/a Shelburne Plastics (“Shelburne Plastics”) and PTNY Real Estate LLC. Originally only Shelburne Plastics was on the application and this resolution simply adds PTNY Realty Estate LLC as a co-applicant for structural purposes. On a motion by Ms. Loughlin, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously approved. Mr. Garigliano wished to thank the past and present principals of the Partnership for Economic Development for their time and dedication in bringing this project to Sullivan County.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the purchase of a pump assembly from ProcessFlo, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $2,500, which will be leased to Catskill Distilling Company LTD Distillery (“Catskill Stills”). On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr. Alport, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to an Equipment Lease by and among the IDA, Catskill Stills and Redford LLC. Mr. Garigliano explained that the lease will lease the stills purchased from CARL GmbH, the tanks purchased from Raynox and most recently, the pump assembly that is going to be purchased from ProcessFlo, to Catskill Stills. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Chairman Wood then signed and delivered to Mr. Aragon a Sullivan County voucher to receive from the County, $150,000.00. This is the County’s share of the Red Meat Facility funds.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the addition of 6.1 acres to the KS Realty LLC project and authorizing the execution and delivery of an omnibus amendment to project documents. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to an Option and Lease Agreement by and among the IDA and Swan Lake Gold and County Club, Inc. Swan Lake Resort Hotel, LLC and Singular Wireless PCS, LLC. This Agreement is regarding a communication tower and pad. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the execution and delivery of a Modification and Extension of Mortgage in an amount not to exceed $650,000 and related documents in favor of the First National Bank of Jeffersonville to The Antrim, LLC and Antrim Enterprises, L.L.C. project. On a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted with Mr. Sykes and Mr. Walter abstaining, and the resolution was passed.
Mr. Garigliano advised the Board that the Legislatures will be discussing the approval of the appointment of a 9th member to the IDA Board, Mr. Steve White.
The Board unanimously agreed to authorize Chairman Wood to sign an amendment to the ALSCO Management contract.
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 Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:34 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt