December11, 2014

The monthly meeting of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency was held on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 4:00 PM, at 40 Main Street, Hornell, NY.

PRESENT: Samuel Nasca, Chairman
               George Prete, Vice Chairman
               Shawn Hogan, CFO, Treasurer
               David Parmley, Asst. Treasurer
               Joseph Foreman, Secretary


ALSO: James Griffin, CEO, Executive Director
          Wanda White, Administrative Asst.
          John Dagon, Agency Attorney
          Jason Jordon, Reporter

Chairman Nasca called the meeting to order at 4:00 PM. Joseph Foreman, Secretary, presented the minutes of the 10/24/14 meeting. A motion was made by George Prete, seconded by Dave Parmley to accept the minutes of the 10/24/14 meeting as presented. Carried All.

Treasurer Shawn Hogan presented the financial reports for the month of October and November 2014, as reviewed by Mengel, Metzger, & Barr. A motion was made by David Parmley, seconded by George Prete to approve the financial reports as presented. Carried All.

Mr. Griffin stated that the 2015 budget had been entered into the PARIS Report for the new 2015 year ending and the State ABO approved the CHIDA changing the fiscal year to January 1st to December 31st.


Audit Committee – George Prete, Chairman of the Audit Committee, stated that the Committee met on 12/11/14 and approved bills in the amount of $49,393.23 for November & December. A motion was made Joseph Foreman, seconded by Shawn Hogan to approve the actions of the Audit Committee. Carried All.

Personnel Committee – Chairman Hogan stated he had no report.

Governance Committee – Chairman Nasca reported that there would be an educational conference for members of NYSEDC in Albany, January 20-22nd. Griffin, Hogan, and Nasca would be attending.


Mr. Griffin said the Agency was asked to confirm a lease agreement with the Hornell School District and Amexstra. The school will lease space from Amexstra for the next three years under the lease agreement. Amexstra will pay the utilities. A motion was made by David Parmley, seconded by Shawn Hogan, to confirm the lease with the Board of Education and Amexstra. Carried All.


Director Griffin stated that he and Mayor Hogan had met with Alfred State

University and talked about Start Up New York and made arrangements with Alfred State to include buildings on Bank Street and 18 N. Main Street in the Start Up New York Program. They will submit this with an overall plan to the State for approval. By getting the buildings in the program, businesses would be eligible for Start Up New York incentives. Griffin and Hogan felt that we needed to have these two buildings in the program as the incentives are very lucrative for new startup businesses.

A motion was made by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Joseph Foreman, to enter into Executive Session under Public Officers Law, Article 7 Open Meeting Law, Section 105, paragraph D, to discuss personnel and property matters.

The meeting reconvened at 5:00 PM. There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned upon motion by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Dave Parmley. Carried All.

Respectfully Submitted,

Joseph Foreman, Secretary