January 10, 2012 Minutes

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    Tuesday, January 10, 2012

    I.         CALL TO ORDER

    Vice Chairman Gold called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:19 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Committee Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.  Vice Chairman Gold wanted to start the meeting by wishing those present a healthy and happy new year. 

    II.       ROLL CALL

                Members Present-                              Members Absent-

    Harris Alport                                          None  

    Charles Barbuti

    Cindy Garlinghouse                      

    Harold Gold

    Suzanne Loughlin

    Edward Sykes          

    Raymond Walter

    Steve White            

              Staff Present-                                             Staff Absent-

    Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.               None

    Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant                     

    Others Present-

    Allan C. Scott, ALSCO Management, Inc./Consultant /IDA CEO

    Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel  

    Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices

    David Fanslau, Sullivan County Manager

    Cora Edwards, SC Legislator-Elect

    Ira Steingart, SC Legislator-Elect

    Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat

    Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record

    Sandy Schaddock, Teamsters Union Local 445

    Sonia Hedlund, Sullivan County Resident


    Ms. Loughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on December 13, 2011.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


    Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, the motion was seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.  Mr. Garigliano pointed out that there were two items listed on the revised schedule of payments that the SCFC should reimburse the IDA for.  Those items are $500 for the addition of the SCFC to be added to the IDA’s Directors and Officers insurance policy and $158.48 for Mr. Scott’s travel expense to the Center for Discovery closing.  The Board unanimously agreed. 


    Ms. Brylinski had three items that she would like advise the Board. The first item was that she has been working on the items that are required by the NYS Authority Budget Office for both the IDA as well as the SCFC for the 2011 and 2012 calendar years.  She showed the Board a chart that shows all of the newly enacted laws and requirements that the IDA is subject to. 

    Second item was that Ms. Brylinski advised that Ms. Hunt has been working on receiving employment numbers and billing the IDA’s yearly PILOT and Annual Lease payments.

    Finally, Ms. Brylinski advised that the SCFC will be creating a web site along the same lines as the newly formatter IDA site. 

    Mr. Scott advised that he has been working on, among other things, his meeting with Tom Bose and Todd Erling and has set up a schedule to meet with the town Supervisors; had various discussions with the Village of Liberty regarding the proposed Red Meat Processing Facility; and on Thursday, January 12th will be attending a meeting at the Village of Liberty Planning Board.  He advised that the Village will be passing a resolution regarding a certain condition set forth in a prior resolution that was passed.  

    VI.       OLD BUSINESS

                Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the transfer of the Chancellor Livingston, LLC escrow that is currently held by the IDA, to the SCFC.  On a motion by Ms. Loughlin, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed. 

              Ms. Brylinski advised that she would also like the Board to authorize that the Millennium Pipeline fund that is still under the IDA be moved to the SCFC.  She reminded the Board that the payment for the next two years to the Hudson Valley AgriBusiness Development Corp. comes out of this fund.  Mr. Garigliano suggested that if the Board approved, he will add that item onto the previously presented resolution.  The Board unanimously agreed. 

              Ms. Brylinski addressed the Board by reminding them that at the last meeting they unanimously agreed to close out any RMAP related bank accounts since the funding from USDA was terminated.  However, the Board did not specify what should be done with the funds set aside for the RMAP projects.  Ms. Brylinski suggested that those monies be transferred to the existing Revolving Loan Fund (“RLF”) and the RLF assume those loans.  The Board was in agreement.  Mr. Garigliano advised that at the next meeting he will present a resolution regarding the matter. 

              Mr. Garigliano questioned the Board about its previous desire to have a certain portion of the Millennium Loan Funds available with a “bucket” provision.  The issue will be further discussed by the SCFC. 


                Ms. Brylinski addressed the Board regarding the proposed future meeting dates that were sent to them in their monthly meeting packet.  She advised that any second Tuesday of the month for the calendar year 2012 does not fall on a holiday so none of the meetings will have to be rescheduled.  The Board unanimously agreed on the meeting dates.  Ms. will publish the meeting dates in the Sullivan County Democrat. 

              Ms. Brylinski addressed the Board regarding the IDA’s Mission Statement and the Performance Measurement review.  These items were also sent to the Board in their monthly meeting packet.  The Board unanimously approved the Mission Statement and the Performance Measurement. 

              Mr. Barbuti asked of Mr. Garigliano, as the attorney for the IDA, if he could clarify correspondence he received from the Legislature regarding Sullivan County Resolution No. 406-11 regarding public disclosure.  Mr. Garigliano will get clarification of the resolution from the County. 

              Mr. Barbuti questioned a matter that was brought up at the regular December 2011 meeting regarding the consulting contract with ALSCO Management, Inc.   It was determined that Mr. Garigliano will review the matter with Mr. Alport, as has been done in the past.

              Vice Chairman Gold asked if there was any public comment. 

              Ms. Hedlund questioned a matter recorded in the November 2011 minutes where Ms. Garigliano referred to conditions that still had to be met regarding the proposed Red Meat Processing Facility, specifically the sewage issue.  Ms. Hedlund was advised that this matter will be addressed at the upcoming Village of Liberty Planning Board meeting being held on Thursday.  Ms. Hedlund inquired as to firm dates as to when bids would go out and the ground breaking.  She was advised that the project is progressing but exact dates could not be given at this time.  There was some discussion regarding, among other things, requests for proposals, bids, as well as the progression of the proposed project. 

              Mr. Alport questioned if there have been any more Millennium Fund applications.  The reply was, no there have not. 


    Vice Chairman Gold 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. Alport the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:52 A.M.

                                                              Respectfully submitted:

                                                              Elizabeth A. Hunt       

                                                               Executive Assistant

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