May 28, 2009

The monthly meeting of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency was held on May 28, 2009, at 5:00 PM, at 40 Main Street, Hornell, NY.

PRESENT

Samuel Nasca, Chairman
George Prete, Vice Chairman
Shawn Hogan, Treasurer
Dave Parmley, Asst. Treasurer

ABSENT

Joseph Foreman, Secretary

ALSO

James Griffin, CEO
Wanda White, CFO
John Dagon, Attorney
Bob Clark, Reporter, Evening Tribune

 

Chairman Nasca opened the meeting at 5:00 PM.  In absence of Secretary Joseph Foreman, Sam Nasca presented the minutes of the 4/23/09 meeting.  A motion was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by George Prete to approve the minutes as presented.  Carried All.

Treasurer Shawn Hogan presented the financial report and Budget vs. Actual reports for the month of April 2009.  A motion was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by George Prete to approve the financial report as presented.  Carried All.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Audit Committee Chairman George Prete stated that the Audit Committee met in May and approved bills in the amount of $63,473.85.  A motion to approve actions of the Audit Committee was made by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Dave Parmley.  Carried All.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

The Personnel Committee Chairman Shawn Hogan had no report.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Chairman Samuel Nasca reported that four members of the Board attended a seminar for NYSEDC on May 20, 21, 22, Those attending were Nasca, Prete, Parmley, and Hogan.  They attended various educational seminars that were offered and found them interesting and productive.  Certificates would be presented and would be placed in files for appropriate PAAA training. 

IDA Reform - Nasca reported he had personally sent letters to the corporations authorities and commissions of the Senate Committee and also sent letters to the corporation authorities commissions of the Assembly Committee.  Nasca stated he had not received any response. 

A motion to accept Chairman Nasca’s report was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by George Prete.  Carried All.

NEW BUSINESS

Griffin presented an Application for Financial Assistance from Niagara Holding Company, Inc. as its agent for the purpose of undertaking a certain project consisting of the acquisition and installation by the Company, as agent of the Agency, certain machinery, equipment and other items of tangible personal property, including but not limited to, a linear accelerator used in the radiation treatment of cancer patients at the Company’s cancer treatment service’s medical offices located at 21 Orchard  Street, Hornell, NY, and provide the Company with a sales and use tax exemption for purchases and rentals related to the project. He stated the project would cost $950,000, will create one job, and retain four jobs.  Private funds to be invested would be the $950,000 and the incentive would be the sales tax on the equipment, which would be about $75,000.  Griffin stated there would be no public hearing as it was under $100,000 and that the IDA would waive the $350 application fee and stated the Board could pass the Inducement Resolution at today’s meeting.  He also stated the IDA fee would not exceed ½% because there was no pilot or complex program.  The Inducement Resolution was presented to the Board.  A motion was made by George Prete, seconded by Dave Parmley to allow the Agency to appoint Niagara Holding Company as its Agency in the above project.  The Resolution was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:

Sam Nasca – Yea
George Prete - Yea
Shawn Hogan – Yea
Dave Parmley – Yea
Joe Foreman – Absent

The Resolution was thereupon duly passed.

 

BOCOBO PROPERTIES – Griffin stated that the Board voted in November to buy the Bocobo property on Hartshorn Street for $100,000 and stated the survey for that property would be a total of $10,000 at closing.  A motion was made by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Dave Parmley to pay for half of the survey or $5,000.  The motion was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:

Sam Nasca – Yea
George Prete – Yea
Shawn Hogan – Yea
Dave Parmley – Yea
Joe Foreman – Absent

 

The motion was therefore carried.

 

ARC MARKETING GRANT – Griffin stated that the Agency had put out a RFP and had received 2 proposals – one from Dixon Schwabl whom they have met.  The Agency had already approved the Agency’s share of $25,000.  A Resolution to hire Dixon Schwabl contingent upon ARC was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by Shawn Hogan.  The Resolution was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:

Sam Nasca – Yea
George Prete – Yea
Shawn Hogan – Yea
Dave Parmley – Yea
Joe Foreman – Absent

The Resolution was thereupon duly passed.

 

TOWN OF HORNELLSVILLE TRANSFER OF LAND – Mr. Griffin stated he would need to get together with the Town and Agency Attorney’s before transferring the 10 acres of land to the Town in agreement with the Lowe’s Project. 

EMPIRE ZONE – Mr. Griffin stated he had received a report of all companies that are to be recertified and also a list to those needing more information and also notification of one company for decertification.  He stated that our Empire Zone fared very well.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:00 PM upon motion from Dave Parmley, seconded by George Prete.  Carried All.

 

Respectively submitted,
Joseph Foreman, Secretary