October 9, 2012 Minutes

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    Tuesday, October 9, 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                                         Suzanne Loughlin

    Harris Alport                                         Sean Rieber            

    Charles Barbuti                                      Sandy Shaddock

    Harold Gold                                          Steve White

    Edward Sykes                   

              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

    Scott Samuelson, Sullivan County Legislator

    Gene Benson, Sullivan County Legislator

    Jennifer Mall, SC Planning Department Agriculture Planner

    Dan Hust, Sullivan County Democrat

    Ken Walter

     (Please be advised that not all the attendees were present for the        entire meeting)         


    Mr. Barbuti made a motion to jointly approve the minutes of the September 11, 2012 regular meeting and the minutes of the September 25, 2012 special meeting.  The motion was seconded by Mr. Alport, 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 Mr. Barbuti, the Board voted and the motion was unanimously carried.  


              Jennifer Brylinski

              Ms. Brylinski advised the Board that she sent out to them the Board Self Evaluations for both the IDA and the SCFC.  She advised that both entities are governed under the public authorities law.  There was a brief discussion. 

              She advised that she and Jennifer Mall are moving forward with moving the RBEG USDA grant over from the SC Ag LDC to the IDA.

              Finally she advised that Glenn Smith was been working with and as received approval from the Department of Commerce regarding the bid that was accepted for excavation work at the Red Meat Processing Facility.  

              Allan C. Scott

              Mr. Scott reported to the Board on his activities for the month which included, among other things, visiting Prohibition Distillery which is one of the IDA’s new RMAP loan projects, attending public hearings, attendance at the ribbon cutting of The Sullivan located in Rock Hill, attendance at loan closings and meeting with the Towns of Mamakating and Freemont to speak to them regarding the IDA’s loan programs. 

    VI.       OLD BUSINESS

              Mr. Garigliano addressed the Board regarding the SCFC’s closing cost sharing for the IDA and SCFC loan programs.  The cap on the cost sharing has been exceeded by approximately $2,000.  He asked of the Board if they would give their consent for the IDA to pay for the cost sharing until a SCFC meeting could be held.  On a motion by Mr. Barbuti, seconded by Mr. Sykes, the Board voted and unanimously agreed to authorize the IDA to pay for the closing cost sharing shortfall until a SCFC meeting can be held and the IDA reimbursed.  


              Mr. Garigliano advised the Board that the resolution will not be presented regarding the KS Realty project.  He gave a brief background on the project which will expire February 28, 2013.  KS Realty would like the option to terminate its agreements with the IDA early, if they so desire.  Mr. Garigliano advised that the agreements that the IDA has with KS Realty allow for early termination and KS Realty has given sufficient notice.  The Board agreed to have Mr. Garigliano draft a resolution if KS Realty decides to terminate early.  

              Chairman Steingart advised that he and his family visited the Cunningham Farm (233 Hurd Parks Road LLC) over the weekend and he was pleased to see the project up and running.  

              Mr. Alport questioned if it was known when the Kranky Pants project will be operational.  Ms. Brylinski replied that she will find out and advise him of the answer.  

              Mr. Walter made a comment regarding the importance of quality education in Sullivan County.  


    Chairman Steingart 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. Sykes the Board voted and the meeting was adjourned at approximately 10:24 A.M. 

                                                              Respectfully submitted:

                                                              Elizabeth Hunt

                                                              Executive Assistant


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