November 19, 2009

A regular meeting of the City of Hornell Industrial Development Agency was held on Thursday, November 19, 2009, at 5:00 PM, at 40 Main Street, Hornell, NY.

PRESENT

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

ALSO

James Griffin, Consultant, CEO
Bob Clark – Evening Tribune Reporter
Wanda White, CFO, Admin. Asst.
John Dagon – Agency Attorney

 

Chairman Nasca opened the meeting at 5:00 PM.

MINUTES

The minutes of the 10/22/09 meeting were presented by Secretary Joseph Foreman.  A motion was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by George Prete to approve the minutes as presented.  Carried All.

FINANCIAL REPORT

The audited financial report for the month of October 2009 was presented by Treasurer Shawn Hogan.  A motion was made by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Dave Parmley to approve the financial report as presented.  Carried All.

AUDIT COMMITTEE

Audit Committee Chairman George Prete stated the Audit Committee had met on 11/19/09 and approved bills in the amount of $55,424.25.  A motion was made by Joseph Foreman, seconded by Dave Parmley, to approve the actions of the Audit Committee.  Carried All.

PERSONNEL COMMITTEE

Personnel Committee Chairman Shawn Hogan had no report at this time.

GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

Governance Committee Chairman Nasca informed the Board there was new legislature for IDA reforms.  This would include a prevailing wage increase for all projects of IDA’s. 

Nasca also presented a new form for reimbursement of expenses which was a recommendation of the State Comptroller’s audit.  All Agency members would be expected to use this form starting immediately.  A motion was made by Joseph Foreman, seconded by Dave Parmley to accept the Governance Committee report.  Carried All.

AIRPLANE REPORT

Airplane Committee Chairman George Prete informed the Board that the Airplane had made a profit of $5,305.00 since April to October, 2009.  Chairman Prete will inform the Board of progress of the airplane on a quarterly basis.  A motion to accept the Airplane Report was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by Joseph Foreman.  Carried All.

CEO’s REPORT

CEO Griffin reported that he had sought bids for the cleanup of the upstairs in the 18 N. Main Street building.  Serve Pro was the only one who returned an estimate.  The estimate for services was $7,500.00.  He also stated that Aaron Evingham would continue to keep watch of the building.  The Resolution to hire Serve Pro to do the clean up of the building was brought before the Board.  A Resolution was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by Shawn Hogan to engage the services of Serve Pro for $7,519.00.  The Resolution was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:                              

Nasca - Yea
Prete - Yea
Hogan - Yea
Parmley - Yea
Foreman – Yea

The Resolution was there upon duly passed.

 

GATES ROCKWELL BUILDING - CEO Griffin stated that Codes Officer Jeff Johnson, had recommended an electrical contractor to bring the electric in the Gates Rockwell building up to code.  Infinity Electric bid the work for $2995.00.  A resolution was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by Shawn Hogan to engage Infinity Electric for the work at Gates Rockwell.  The Resolution was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:

Nasca - Yea
Prete - Yea
Hogan - Yea
Parmley - Yea
Foreman – Yea

The Resolution was there upon duly passed.

 

Griffin also stated that the 50 year old heads of the sprinkler system in the GatesRock well Building need to be replaced.  The only company that works on sprinkler systems is Davis Ulmer and they stated they would replace the sprinkler heads in a 2-3 month period at a cost of $14,970.00.  A Resolution to engage Davis Ulmar was made by Shawn Hogan, seconded by Dave Parmley.  The Resolution was put to a vote on roll call, which resulted as:

Nasca - Yea
Prete - Yea
Hogan - Yea
Parmley - Yea
Foreman – Yea

The Resolution was there upon duly passed.

 

ALSTOM - CEO Griffin informed the Board that Alstom wanted permission from the Agency to sublease the Testori bldg. to Gray Manufacturing.  A motion was made by Dave Parmley, seconded by Shawn Hogan to authorize CEO Griffin to draw up appropriate documents to authorize Alstom to lease to Gray Manufacturing.  Carried All.

BOCOBO CLOSING – CEO Griffin stated that the Bocobo property sale has not closed yet as there is one encroachment that has not been resolved.  Shults & Shults are dealing with that and hope to close soon.

A motion to enter into Executive Session was made by George Prete, seconded by Dave Parmley under the Public Officers Law, Article 7 Open Meeting Law Section 105, paragraph d.  Carried All.

The regular meeting reconvened at 5:45 PM.  There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 5:50 PM upon motion by Hogan, seconded by Prete.  Carried all.

 

Respectfully submitted,
Joseph Foreman, Secretary