COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I. CALL TO ORDER
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.
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
Luiz Aragon, Commissioner, SC Planning & Environmental Management
Timothy McCausland, Partnership for Economic Development
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
Sonia Hedlund, Sullivan County Resident
Dick Riseling, Sullivan County Resident
Barbara Burton, Sullivan County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Gold made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 14, 2010 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Alport made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, Mr. Walter seconded the motion, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR’S REPORT
Ms. Brylinski wished to address the Board on several items for her Executive Director’s Report:
· She reported that she and Marc Baez completed the grant application for the Rural Micro-entraperneral Assistance Program (“RMAP”), which was due on September 30, 2010.
· She reported that the IDA was approved for the $800,000 US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Assistance Program grant regarding the Red Meat Processing Facility.
· She reminded the Board members that if they have not already done so, to please complete the on-line training session as required by the NYS Authority Budget Office.
· Finally, she reported that the refund was received from the NYS Economic Development Corp. (“EDC”). She reminded the Board that this refund was regarding the IDA’s contribution to legal defense of NYS IDAs for their objection to the 4.7% “gross revenue” tax.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano wished to discuss an issue related to the proposed Red Meat Processing Facility. He asked of the Board to authorize either Paulus Sokolowski & Sator Engineering PC or Barbara Garigliano to enter into an agreement with an aerial company to perform an aerial topographical study. Mr. Garigliano advised that the company that would more than likely be selected would be Robinson Aerial Surveys, Inc. since they are familiar with the Liberty area. Mr. Barbuti posed the question as to the cost of this particular survey. Mr. Garigliano’s response was that competitive proposals would be obtained but the cost could be anywhere from a few hundred dollars but should not exceed $5,000. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
Ms. Brylinski posed the question to the Board as to whether or not they wished Mr. Baez to continue with Agribusiness Resource Guide (a $5,000 expenditure that was approved at the August meeting). She reminded the Board that at the September meeting they authorized Mr. Baez to “change direction” and focus on the RMAP grant. After a brief discussion, the Board unanimously agreed to have Mr. Baez continue with the compilation of the resource guide.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution which authorizes and approves the execution and delivery of a Modification and Extension Agreement and any other necessary documents in favor of The Willow Capital Group as they relate to the Sullivan County Community College Dormitory Corporation project. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, 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 Mortgage in an amount not to exceed $1,750,000 and related documents in favor of Catskill Hudson Bank relating to the MBM Enterprises, LLC and M&M Automotive, Inc. project. On a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a combination inducement and approving resolution regarding the Plastic Technologies of NY, LLC d/b/a Shelburne Plastics (“Shelburne Plastics”) project. Ms. Brylinski then conducted SEQR which it was unanimously determined by the Board that the project will have no significant environmental impact. Mr. Garigliano pointed out that the resolution he just presented also contained SEQR with a negative declaration. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Brylinski advised the Board that she received an application for a Revolving Loan Fund loan in September from William and Kelly McKenzie. Their business is the Delaware Valley Depot, which is a restaurant in Callicoon, New York. They are seeking a loan in the amount of $30,000. Ms. Brylinski gave the Board some background on the project. She finally advised the Board that the Revolving Loan Fund Committee has reviewed and approved the application. On a motion by Mr. Gold, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the loan was unanimously approved.
Mr. McCausland wished to thank the IDA Board for their support of the Partnership and that he has enjoyed working with them. He advised until a permanent president is hired to replace him, an interim president should be selected soon.
Ms. Hedlund questioned the Board about the Agribusiness Resource Guide (“Ag Guide”). There was a lengthy discussion by the Board and those present regarding, among other things, the local Sullivan County farmers wants and needs, grants, grant writing, loans, and the duties and legal boundaries of the IDA.
There was a brief discussion regarding the Shelburne Plastics Cost/Benefit Analysis.
Chairman Wood questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments because an executive session needed to be called to discuss a personnel matter. There being none, on a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board unanimously voted to go into executive session at approximately 10:50 A.M.
At approximately 11:12 A.M. Mr. Walter made a motion to come out of executive session. The motion was seconded by Mr. Sykes and the Board unanimously voted to come out of executive session.
On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:12 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt