COUNTY OF SULLIVAN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
One Cablevision Center
Ferndale, New York 12734
(845) 295-2603 – telephone
(845) 295-2604 – fax
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
I. CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Steingart called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:02 A.M., which was held in the Legislative Hearing Room at the Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello, New York.
II. ROLL CALL
Members Present- Members Absent-
Ira Steingart Harris Alport
Charles Barbuti Suzanne Loughlin
Cindy Garlinghouse Steve White
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
Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner
Richard Chiger, Sullivan County Resident
Ann Culligan, Sullivan County Resident
Bill Culligan, Sullivan County Resident
Alice Diehl, Sullivan County Resident
III. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 14, 2012. The motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
IV. BILLS AND COMMUNICATIONS
Mr. Barbuti made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, the motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.
V. EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS’ REPORTS
Ms. Brylinski commented on an article that was in the Sunday, March 11, 2012 edition of the Times Herald Record (“THR”) regarding “open…government”, specifically the availability of documents that are posted on line. The THR reported that the IDA had “some” on line but Ms. Brylinski wished to advise the Board that as required by New York State law, the IDA has met all of New York State’s requirements.
Allan C. Scott
Mr. Scott advised that among other things, his activities for the past month included ongoing day to day duties associated with the Red Meat processing facility (fielding telephone calls, speaking with contractors etc…), a meeting with Congressman Maurice Hinchey, working with IDA staff regarding 2012 PILOT deadlines, meeting with potential projects and attending SC Legislative meetings.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing a Second Omnibus Amendment to Project Documents relating to the 457 Equities, LLC project which amends certain requirements regarding the letter of credit. On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the IDA to provide funding to the Partnership for Economic Development for the first quarter of 2012. 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 two resolutions regarding the Mogenavland LLC projects, one located in the Town of Bethel and the other located in the Town of Tusten. He advised that the resolutions extend the sales tax abatement periods of the projects from July 1, 2012 through and including June 30, 2013. He explained that this is a routine extension request. He asked that Ms. Brylinski get in contact with the project to get an accounting of what the projects have spent to date. Forwarding the projects the sales tax exemption letter will be contingent upon Ms. Brylinski receiving this accounting from them. With that condition duly noted, on a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the resolutions were unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano presented to the Board a resolution authorizing the execution of a Second Amendment and Extension to the consulting agreement by and between the IDA and ALSCO Management, Inc. He explained that this is simply an extension of the current consulting agreement. On a motion by Mr. Walter, seconded by Ms. Garlinghouse, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed.
Mr. Garigliano asked of the Board if the current meeting could be recessed because there are still outstanding items with the applications regarding the expansion of the Ideal Snacks Corporation project and the Global Natural Foods et al, project. It was determined that the meeting would be recessed and reconvened to Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 10 A.M.
Chairman Steingart asked if there was any public comment.
Mr. Chiger commented on the Red Meat Processing Facility regarding humane slaughter and asked would it be guaranteed. Chairman Steingart commented that he as well as the Board are sensitive to the issue and will be bringing in a panel of experts on the subject when that phase of the project comes. Mr. Garigliano advised Mr. Chiger that the exterior of the building will be constructed as suggested by Temple Grandin, but the IDA will not be the operator of the facility and ultimately the operator will dictate the layout of the interior to suit their needs.
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. Barbuti the Board voted and the meeting was recessed at approximately 10:29 A.M.
Elizabeth A. Hunt