COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Steingart called to order the reconvened meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:15 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 Suzanne Loughlin
Harris Alport Edward Sykes
Charles Barbuti Steve White
(Please note that Mr. Rieber
arrived momentarily after the roll
Staff Present- Staff Absent-
Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.
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
Kathleen LaBuda, Sullivan County Legislator
Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner
Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat
Leonard Sparks, Times Herald Record
(Please note that not all attendees were present for the entire meeting)
Chairman Steingart welcomed the two newest Board members Sean Rieber and Sandy Shaddock.
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORTS
VI. OLD BUSINESS
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Chairman Steingart reported to the Board that he was very pleased regarding the RMAP loans that will be administered and believes that this will be a positive boost for the economy in Sullivan County.
Chairman Steingart passed out to the Board a resolution electing Edward T. Sykes as Secretary of the IDA to fill the vacancy left by Raymond Walter. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Alport, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Chairman Steingart passed out to the Board a resolution electing Suzanne Loughlin as Assistant Secretary to fill the vacancy just left by Mr. Sykes being elected Secretary. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving a RMAP loan to Malek Furniture Warehouse, Inc. The loan is in the amount of $50,000 at 4% basic interest. “Majek Furniture” is relocating to a new location in Monticello which will give it more warehouse space.
There was a brief discussion regarding the IDA’s now defunct Main Street Façade Loan Program, mainly by Ms. Edwards and Mr. Garigliano. Mr. Garigliano gave a short history of the Main Street Façade Loan Program and how it worked in conjunction with a grant the County had obtained several years ago.
Regarding the Malek Furniture Warehouse, Inc. resolution, Mr. Alport made a motion to approve the resolution, Mr. Rieber seconded the motion, the Board voted with Mr. Barbuti abstaining, and the resolution was passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving a RMAP loan to Samba Café and Inn LLC (“Samba Café”). The loan is in the amount of $30,000.00 with a Technical Assistant Grant for website design in the amount of $4,500. The loan is interest only for one year then at 4% basic interest for seven years. Samba Café is a maker of Brazilian cheese bread and located in Jeffersonville. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Ms. Shaddock, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authoring and approving a RMAP loan to Kranky Pants LLC. The loan is in the amount of $40,000. The loan is interest only for six months then 4% basic interest for seven years. Kranky Pants LLC will be a full service laundry mat located in Woodbourne. Approximately 50% of the loan will be used for the cost of the washers and dryers. The IDA will hold a first mortgage position as security for this loan. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing and approving a RMAP loan to Prohibition Distillery LLC (“PDL”). The loan is in the amount of $50,000 at 4% basic interest for five years. PDL is a micro distiller of “Bootlegger 21 Vodka” which is currently distributed in nine states. The facility will be housed in the historic firehouse in Roscoe. The loan will be utilized for the purchase of equipment. Once the equipment is delivered, PDL will also acquire a loan from the Partnership for Economic Development (“Partnership”). Mr. Alport commented that he is in support of the project but wished to convey the importance of using local services and products. Ms. Edwards questioned if the IDA would own the distilling equipment. Mr. Garigliano replied that unlike Catskill Distillery where the IDA actually owns and leases the equipment to them, PDL will be the owners of the distilling equipment. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Alport, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Barbuti wished to make a few comments. First, he wished to thank Chairman Steingart for his ongoing efforts and hard work as Chairman of the IDA. Second, he commented that he approves of the RMAP loan program being it has a grant component for technical assistance as well as the loan portion. Finally he advised that the RMAP Committee has been in contact the recipients of the County’s Microenterprise Assistance Program loan program who did not receive full funding from the County.
Chairman Steingart commented it should be noted that as well as the IDA assisting larger projects, the loans that were just approved are geared towards smaller businesses.
Ms. Edwards questioned the closing costs of the loan. Mr. Garigliano advised her that the issue will be addressed at the SCFC meeting which is being held immediately following the current meeting.
Chairman Steingart reminded the Board and those present that the RMAP loan has a requirement of one draw down per calendar quarter.
Mr. Scott commented that he has met with the Town of Liberty and the Town of Delaware Boards regarding the loan programs available through the IDA, SCFC and Partnership. He will continue to schedule meetings with the other Sullivan County towns.
Ms. Edwards asked if someone could briefly advise her of how the IDA and the SCFC relate to the Red Meat Processing Facility project. Mr. Garigliano replied that the project is solely with the IDA and not the SCFC.
Chairman Steingart asked if there was any public comment. There was none.
There being no public comments nor comment by the Board, Chairman Steingart asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting. On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:45 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt