May 31, 2018

A regular meeting of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency was held May 31, 2018, at 4:00 PM, at 40 Main Street, Hornell, NY.

PRESENT: Samuel Nasca, Chair
               George Prete, Vice Chair
               John Carbone, Secretary
               John Buckley, Asst. Treasurer, Asst. Secretary

ABSENT: David Parmley, Treasurer, CFO

ALSO: James Griffin, CEO, Executive Director
          Shawn Hogan, Executive Consultant
          Margaret Frungillo, Administrative Assistant

William Dugan, WLEA Reporter
Jason Jordon, the Evening Tribune

Chairman Nasca called the meeting to order at 4:08 PM. Chairman Nasca reported that there was a quorum for the meeting.

Secretary Carbone presented the minutes of the April 26, 2018 meeting. A motion was made by George Prete, seconded by John Buckley to approve the minutes of the 4/26/18 meeting. Carried All.

Chairman Nasca presented the financial statements for April that had been e-mailed to the Board prior to the meeting. A motion was made by John Buckley, seconded by John Carbone to approve the financial report as presented. Carried All.


Audit Committee – Chairman of the Audit committee, George Prete, reported that the Audit Committee had met on 5/17/18 and approved bills in the amount of $40,722.28 for April from the Operating account and met on 5/31/18 and approved bills in the amount of $34,736.79 from the Operating account. A motion was made John Buckley, seconded by John Carbone, to approve the actions of the Audit Committee. Carried All.

Personnel Committee – No report

Governance Committee- Chairman Nasca reported that he has been reviewing the Policies and Procedures for the IDA and would like to check with Harris Beach and see if the IDA Personnel Policy needs to be updated.

A motion was made by John Carbone, seconded by George Prete to have Harris Beach review the Personnel Policy.

Carried All.

A motion was made by John Buckley, seconded by George Prete, to approve the actions of the Governance Committee as presented. Carried All.


David Jiusto- Griffin stated that Dave Wolfanger will have the appraisal on the 3 parcels that the IDA own, which David Jiusto is interested in purchasing, next week. Griffin reported that then the Board can discuss then how to properly handle the sale of the property.

NYSEDC- Executive Director Griffin reported that the NYSEDC 2018 Annual meeting was held at the Otesaga in Cooperstown May 23-25. The Hornell IDA was awarded the 2018 Large Project of the year for the Alstom Project.

Flaum- Griffin reported that the Lu Engineers have done a wetlands environmental mediation study of the property located north of Wegmans for possible development. Lu Engineers determined that there are no wet lands on the property.

Sunset- Griffin stated that the asbestos study has been completed by the City and the report has been completed by Paradigm Environmental Services Inc. The report has come back showing that there is asbestos throughout the building and the demolition will require special provisions. Griffin further stated that the ad for the bid on demolition and site clearance will begin running tomorrow and run for 2 weeks. Griffin requested a motion to approve payment of $12,362.00 to the Paradigm Environmental Service company for the study. A motion was made by John Buckley, seconded by George Prete to approve payment for the asbestos study. The motion was put to a vote on roll call which resulted as follows:

Samuel Nasca – Aye         George Prete – Aye
John Carbone– Aye          John Buckley - Aye
Dave Parmley – Absent

The Resolution was duly adopted.

Amexstra- Executive Director Griffin stated that Amexstra has been leasing the building at 27 Bank Street from the IDA. The lease agreement is for Amexstra to pay $10,000 for 10 years, the IDA will then turn the title over to Amexstra. Amexstra has paid $10,000 for 4 years and Griffin stated that he would like to forgive the future lease payments, take a $50,000 note and allow forgiveness in the amount of $10,000 each year that their employment increases. The Board requested that the discussion be tabled until the next meeting.

Executive Consultant- Executive Consultant Shawn Hogan reported that he has been working with the City to complete an application for the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Grant and the grant will be submitted tomorrow.

Hogan stated that Alfred State has already committed to coming to Hornell to open a learning center and workforce development center. Hogan stated that Hornell needs training to fill future jobs that will be available. 
 Hogan further reported that Peish Video has updated the Hornell Video and we will have it available on our web site shortly.

A motion was made by John Buckley, seconded by John Carbone to enter into Executive Session under Public Officers Law, Article 7, Open Meeting LAW, Section 105, paragraph D. Carried All.

The meeting reconvened at 5:02 PM. There being no further business the meeting was adjourned at 5:03 PM upon motion by John Buckley, seconded by John Carbone. Carried All.

Respectfully Submitted,

John Carbone, Secretary