COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Steingart 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
Members Present- Members Absent-
Ira Steingart Harold Gold
Harris Alport Suzanne Loughlin**
**Please note that Ms. Loughlin listened to the meeting via telephone until approximately 10:45 A.M.
Staff Present- Staff Absent-
Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir. None
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
Cora Edwards, Sullivan County Legislator
Cindy Gieger, Sullivan County Legislator
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
James Walsh, Times Herald Record
Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
Adrian Huff, Teamsters Union Local 445
Sonia Hedlund, Sullivan County Resident
Dick Riseling, Sullivan County Resident
Dean Tamburri, Local Union #17
Newly appointed Chairman Steingart wished to thank the Legislature for appointing him Chairman of the IDA. He commented that he wished to be proactive in his duties as IDA Chairman and hoped to expel certain legislative as well as public misconceptions of the IDA.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on January 10, 2012. The motion was seconded by Mr. Alport, with Chairman Steingart abstaining from the vote since he was not yet a Board member at the last meeting, 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 advised the Board that recent changes have been made to the Open Meetings Law. The new requirements are that any information submitted to the Board pertaining to the meeting shall be made available for public review prior to the meeting date, as practicable. This includes, among other things, resolutions and project applications. Ms. Brylinski advised that she will be posting these items on the IDA web site.
She advised that as per Ms. Loughlin’s request, that she utilized the Microsoft Outlook Calendar function to e-mail a reminder to the Board of the upcoming meeting. Some of the Board members computers could not receive the calendar e-mail reminder so Ms. Loughlin suggested that if they wished, they could download the program quite easily.
Finally Ms. Brylinski advised that she is expecting to receive an application from Global Natural Foods and she will be meeting with them to work on the Cost Benefit Analysis. She will be using the ANALYTICS Cost Benefit Analysis program provided by the Economic Development Corp. as discussed and approved at a previous meeting.
Allan C. Scott
Mr. Scott advised that among other things, his activities for the past month were meetings with potential purchasers of two hotel/motels, ongoing contact with local banks regarding maturing certificates of deposit, telephone conversations with multiple contractors regarding the red meat processing facility and meetings with Todd Ehrling of the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp. (“HVADC”).
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that she previously furnished them with a list of past and current Officers and Committee Members. Ms. Brylinski questioned the Board that if these Committees were acceptable to them, if they could formally approve them. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. White the Board unanimously approved the 2012 Officer and Committee Members.
Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that she previously furnished them with “Disposition of Real Property Guidelines”, “Investment Policy” and the “Procurement Policy” which as per the Public Authorities Law, need to be reviewed and adopted annually. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board unanimously approved the aforementioned policies and guideline.
Ms. Brylinski advised that the next two resolutions under Old Business were formalities of what the Board had requested in prior meetings. Chairman Steingart questioned Mr. Garigliano what the reason for transferring the HVADC from the IDA to the SCFC. Mr. Garigliano replied that new NYS guidelines are very specific as to what the duties and functions of IDA’s are and what the duties and functions of LDC’s are. There was a brief discussion regarding the matter. Legislator Gieger questioned the transfer of titled property from the IDA to the SCFC, specifically the old Apollo Plaza site. She also questioned a County resolution and asked that more time be given to review items that were just added before they were presented to the County Legislators. Mr. Garigliano again stated the specific duties of IDA’s and LDC’s.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the transfer of the oversight and funding of the HVADC from the IDA to the SCFC. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Ms. Brylinski gave the Board a brief background regarding the resolution that Mr. Garigliano will be presenting to them. She reminded them that the Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program (“RMAP”) grant/loan that was scheduled to close in December 13, 2011, was cancelled at the last minute due to the fact that there were no longer funds available from the USDA. One of the requirements was to have a separate account opened and funds put into that account. Since the grant/loan is now defunct, there is no reason to keep those monies in a separate account. Mr. Garigliano then presented to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving the transfer of the RMAP loan and balance of funds from the IDA’s RMAP account to the IDA’s Revolving Loan Fund account. On a motion by Mr. White, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to a Lease form Frontier Insurance as landlord to Cinium Holdings, LLC starting on February 1, 2012 and ending on January 31, 2013 . On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Alport, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously approved.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to the execution and delivery by the IDA’s of a Termination of Project Documents relating to the Arcadia Aviation MSV, LLC project since the project has gone out of business in 2011. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing professional services with Glen L. Smith, P.E. Consulting Engineer, P.C. relating to the Southern Catskills Red Meat Processing Facility. On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed. There was a discussion by the Board and those present regarding the red meat facility which included, among other things, the coordination of the bids, contractors, the running of the project facility and the actual building itself.
Mr. Garigliano asked if an executive session be called regarding the termination of the 457 Equities project as well as a 2012 PILOT update and any possible litigation matter that may arise from that status update.
On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the
Board voted and unanimously agreed to go into Executive
Session at approximately 10:45 A.M.
On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Alport, the Board
Unanimously agreed to come out of executive session at approximately 11:24 A.M. Please note that Mr. Barbuti left
the executive session at approximately 11: 22 A.M.
At approximately 11:24 A.M. Mr. Alport made a motion to go back into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. The motion was seconded by Mr. Walter, the Board voted and it was motion was unanimously carried.
On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Chairman Steingart, the Board unanimously agreed to come out of executive session at approximately 11:42 A.M.
The Board unanimously agreed that the meeting would be recessed and reconvened on February 29, 2012 at 9:30 A.M.
VIII. ADJOURNMENT (RECESS)
Chairman Steingart questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments. There being none, on a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Alport the Board voted and the meeting was recessed at approximately 11:45 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt