COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER
Vice Chairman Gold called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:01 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.
II. ROLL CALL
Members Present- Members Absent-
Harold Gold Ira Steingart
Sean Rieber (arrived at 10:10)
Staff Present- Staff Absent-
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir. Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant
Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel
Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices
Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner
Ken Walter, Sullivan County Resident
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald-Record
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 13, 2012 regular meeting. The motion was seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the schedule of payments, the motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORTS
Ms. Brylinski noted that she was currently working on three new loan applications which are in various stages of readiness, and since only one drawdown request for RMAP funds can be requested per quarter, it is hoped that the applications can be grouped. She also told the Board about a presentation about the status of the Red Meat Facility that was made by Engineer Glenn Smith to the County’s Agriculture / Sustainability Committee, and presentations she made to the County’s Economic Development Committee and Agriculture Advisory Committee on the same subject.
Mr. Scott advised the Board that he has been attending various meetings, reviewing loan applications, meeting with several possible new IDA projects, and has been continuing his outreach to municipalities regarding the IDA and loan programs.
Mr. White requested an update on the Cheesemobile. Jennifer Mall explained that there were issues with moving the unit from the current location to its new home. The new owner of the Cheesemobile is trying to work out this issue. The Board was reminded that the Cheesemobile has been sold and that neither the IDA nor Ag Local Development Corporation has any legal responsibility for it.
Mr. Gold asked Mr. Scott about the reaction of the municipalities to his IDA presentations. Mr. Scott replied that there have been favorable reactions, and that he also included information about the Partnership for Economic Development and the general economy of the County. Ms. Loughlin led a short discussion about the content of those presentations.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano commented that the Short Environmental Assessment Form for the Holiday Mt / New York State Dormitory Authority (DASNY) application that was on the agenda has not been finalized yet and will be tabled until the IDA’s next meeting. This meeting will be recessed until a later date. Ms. Brylinski gave a short summary of the background and status of the work being done amongst the IDA, Holiday Mt, Town of Thompson, and DASNY.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving a Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (RMAP) loan to Deborah Burger and Samantha Burger d/b/a The Shoe Box in the amount of $40,000. Mr. Garigliano and Ms. Brylinski explained the application, which had been previously approved by the RMAP Loan Committee. Mr. Gold and Mr. Barbuti both made positive comments about the proposed project expansion. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the resolution was passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving a RMAP loan to Callicoon Health Food, LLC, in the amount of $37,000 in loan and $3,000 in grant; the grant being for website design. Mr. Garigliano and Ms. Brylinski explained the application, which had been previously approved by the RMAP Loan Committee. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Vice Chairman Gold asked if there was any public comment.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT (Recess)
There being neither public comment nor further comment by the Board, Vice Chairman Gold asked for a motion to recess the meeting until August 28, 2012, at 10 AM in this same location. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White, the Board voted and the meeting was recessed at approximately 10:30 AM.
Jennifer CS Brylinski