April 26, 2013 Special Meeting Minutes

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    Ferndale, New York 12734
    (845) 295-2603 – telephone
    (845) 295-2604 – fax 

    Friday, April 26, 2013 

    I.       CALL TO ORDER

    Chairman Steingart called to order the special meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 11:45 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.  All requirements for a Special Meeting had been met. 

    II.     ROLL CALL

              Members Present-                            Members Absent-

    Ira Steingart                                        Suzanne Loughlin

    Harold Gold                                          Edward Sykes

    Charles Barbuti                                     Sean Rieber

    Harris Alport                                         Sandy Shaddock

    Steve White                                        


              Staff Present-                                   Staff Absent-

    Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Director     None                                                 

    Others Present-

    Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel

    Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices

    Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat

    Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record

    Jill Weyer, Acting Planning Commissioner

    Jennifer Mall, Planning Department

    Ken Walter 


    Chairman Steingart described the work currently being conducted to submit an application to the US Department of Agriculture Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG) for the financing of a Food Hub in Sullivan County.  The application is being submitted with the cooperation of the County Planning Department, the County Grants Administration Department, Todd Erling of the Hudson Valley Agri-Business Development Corporation (HVADC), and the IDA. 

    Mr. Garigliano explained that there will eventually be three grant applications submitted: the RBEG for equipment due May 1, the Rural Business Opportunity Grant (RBOG) for soft costs that will be due June 1, and a third component to be done by HVADC for leasehold improvements through Empire State Development’s Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) process.  

    Mr. White asked some questions regarding the location of the facility and how it would work.  A discussion ensued including other food hubs, the REAP Zone’s involvement, and the need for the project. 

    Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution approving the execution and delivery of all documents necessary for the Agency to apply to the United States Department of Agriculture for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant (RBEG). On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed. 

    Chairman Steingart questioned those present if there were any further questions or comments. There were none.  

    Chairman Steingart requested that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss a Personnel Matter.  On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board approved going into Executive Session at 12 noon. 

    On a motion by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board approved coming out of Executive Session at 12:20 PM. 


    Chairman Steingart questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments.  There being none, on a motion by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 12:20 PM.  

    Respectfully submitted:
    Jennifer CS Brylinski
    Executive Director 


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