November 13, 2012 Minutes

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    Tuesday, November 13, 2012 

    I.         CALL TO ORDER

    Vice Chairman Gold called to order the regular meeting of the County of Sullivan Industrial Development Agency at approximately 10:07 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                                         Charles Barbuti                   (please note that Chairman Steingart        Steve White

    arrived at approx. 10:15)    

    Harris Alport                                         

    Harold Gold                                         

    Suzanne Loughlin

    Sean Rieber

    Sandy Shaddock

    Edward Sykes                    

              Staff Present-                                              Staff Absent-

    Elizabeth A. Hunt, Exec. Assistant              Jennifer C.S. Brylinski, Exec. Dir.

    Others Present-

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

    Walter F. Garigliano, Esq., Agency Legal Counsel    

    Tara Lewis, Garigliano Law Offices

    Scott Samuelson, Sullivan County Legislator

    Gene Benson, Sullivan County Legislator

    Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner

    Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat

    Kristen G.

    Mary Tonjes

    Dick Riseling   

              (Please be advised that not all the attendees were present for the          entire meeting and that not all attendees are listed as “Others       Present”)    


    Ms. Loughlin made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 9, 2012 regular meeting, the motion was seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


    Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the revised schedule of payments, the motion was seconded by Ms. Loughlin, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


              Jennifer Brylinski

              Ms. Hunt advised the Board that Ms. Brylinski would not be at today’s meeting.  She did however advise the Board that according to Ms. Brylinski’s notes, not all of the Board members have mailed back their Board Self Evaluation forms for both the IDA and SCFC and at their earliest convenience, to please do so. 

              Mr. Garigliano also let the Board know that he spoke with Ms. Brylinski and she informed him that on Friday, November 9, 2012 she met with Glenn Smith and they had a conference call with the US Department of Commerce regarding the $800,000 grant for the Red Meat Processing Facility.  She told Mr. Garigliano that the process is lengthy but all the necessary information is being compiled and is proceeding. 

              Allan C. Scott

              Mr. Scott reported to the Board on his activities for the month which included, among other things, meeting with George Popp regarding the $175,000 Red Meat Processing Facility grant, various meetings with prospective projects (including a possible tourism project and a motel), attendance of the ribbon cutting/grand opening of the Majek Furniture Warehouse project, attendance at closings and a meeting with the Town of Neversink to present the IDA’s loan programs.  Finally, he advised that the Town of Tusten and the Village of Monticello are the remaining two municipalities that the IDA’s loan programs will be presented to.  

    VI.       OLD BUSINESS

              Mr. Garigliano passed out to the Board a resolution authorizing, approving and consenting to the execution and delivery of a Project Termination Agreement as well as any other necessary documents necessary to convey real and personal property back to the KS Realty Associates, L.L.C. project.  Mr. Garigliano explained to the Board that this project is due to terminate in 2013 but KS Realty has opted to end the project early.  Being the project will be terminated after March 1, 2012 (taxable status day) a 2013 PILOT and Annual Lease payment will be generated.  The Project Termination Agreement will clearly set forth what time period the project will still be covered under the IDA PILOT and at what point the project will be back on the active tax roll.  The assessor and affected taxing jurisdictions will get copies of the Agreement.  On a motion by Mr. Sykes, seconded by Mr. Gold, the Board voted and the resolution was unanimously passed. 


              Mr. Garigliano advised the Board that the current meeting may have to be recessed because before they can vote on the Ideal Snacks Corporation (“Ideal”) project, a public hearing must be held.  Mr. Garigliano recapped the history of the Ideal project for the Board.  Ms. Shaddock commented that it was her opinion that she would like to see IDA projects of this sort have higher wages.  Mr. Garigliano advised Ms. Shaddock that Ideal Snacks was approved before the IDA changed its abatement guidelines so at present, food manufacturing projects are no longer being approved by the IDA.  It was determined that the public hearing for the Ideal Snacks project will be set for November 26th and immediately followed by a special meeting of the IDA.  Ms. Hunt will have Ms. Brylinski advise the Board members of the exact time and place.  There was a brief discussion regarding the project. 

              There was a brief discussion regarding the Annual Lease fees listed on the proposed 2013 IDA Budget.  Mr. Sykes made a motion to approve the budget as presented, the motion was seconded by Mr. Rieber the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried. 


    Chairman Steingart questioned the Board and those present if there were any further questions or comments.  There being none, on a motion by Mr. Alport, seconded by Mr. Sykes the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:45 A.M. 

                                                              Respectfully submitted:

                                                              Elizabeth Hunt

                                                              Executive Assistant

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