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June 13, 2017 Agenda

FULTON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
TUESDAY - JUNE 13, 2017 - 8:00 A.M.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT CONFERENCE ROOM

AGENDA

PRESENT:

___JOSEPH SEMIONE, CHAIRMAN
___DAVE D’AMORE, VICE CHAIRMAN
___WILLIAM SULLIVAN, TREASURER
___JOE GILLIS, SECRETARY
___DIANA PUTNAM, MEMBER
___TODD RULISON, MEMBER
___TIM MUNN, MEMBER
___JAMES MRAZ, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
___KARA LAIS, FITZGERALD, MORRIS, BAKER, FIRTH PC
___SCOTT HENZE, PLANNER
___BILL WALDRON, LIAISON, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
___RON PETERS, FCCRG
___MIKE ANICH, LEADER-HERALD

I. MINUTES FROM MAY 16, 2017 MEETING:

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II. BUDGET REPORT:

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III. COMMITTEE REPORTS:

A. Nominating Committee

  • No Report

B. Audit Committee:

  • No report.

C. Governance Committee:

  • No report.

D. Finance Committee:

  • No report.

E. Other Reports

  • Economic Development Committee : Bill Waldron
  • Fulton County Center for Regional Growth : Ron Peters

IV. OLD BUSINESS:

A. Proposed Solar Array:

  • Still waiting for Public Service Commission (PSC) to release solar credit rate/valve stack.

IDA DISCUSSION:

C. Perth Primary Care Clinic Project:

  • Still waiting for closing to be scheduled.

IDA DISCUSSION:

C. 2017 Marketing Initiatives:

  • Fulton County and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth are working together on conducting two (2) major economic development marketing initiatives in 2017.
1. Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers Symposium:
  • Purposes :
    1. To market the Tryon Technology Park
    2. To market the Hales Mills Road and Vail Mills Development Areas
  • Tentative Date :
    Wednesday
    June 21, 2017
    10:00 a.m. – Noon
  • Location : Tryon Technology Park
  • Event will be sponsored by CIREB (Commercial and Industrial Real Estate Brokers, Inc.).
  • At its February 9th meeting, IDA members discussed whether they would like to be a sponsor of either or both of these events?

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2. Site Selectors’ Advisory Forum:
  • Purpose :
    • To market Fulton County to Corporate Site Selectors.
    • To market the Tryon Technology Park to Corporate Site Selectors.
    • To hear from Corporate Site Selectors on current best practices in
      economic development marketing.
  • Tentative Date :
    Thursday-Friday
    September 7-8, 2017
  • Event will feature several Corporate Site Selectors from the Site Selectors Guild (SSG).
  • The SSG is an association of professional Site Selection Consultants who provide location strategies to corporations across the globe. There are only 44 members in the SSG.
3. IDA Board Attendance:
  • It would be desired to have two (2) IDA Board members attend this event.

IDA DISCUSSION:

D. Fulton County’s E-Newsletter Campaign:

  • Fulton County and the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth are working together on conducting two (2) major economic development marketing initiatives in 2017.
  • Fulton County has retained Shannon Rose to prepare and manage an E-Newsletter Campaign.
  • Will e-mail/mail six (6) E-newsletters to 400+ builders, developers and investors advising them of investment opportunities available now in Fulton County.
  • Goal: Attract private investment into Fulton County.

IDA DISCUSSION:

V. NEW BUSINESS:

A. Power Outage at Tryon:

1. Background:
  • On Sunday, May 21, 2017, Jim Mraz received a call at 6:50 a.m. from Brett Romunda, County Facilities staff, that the Wastewater Pump Station went on alarm because power was out.
  • Jim Mraz contacted National Grid to report a possible power outage.
  • Jim Mraz then contacted Tom’s Electric and asked that they go to Tryon and see what the problem was. Tom’s Electric agreed to come to Tryon immediately.
  • Jim Mraz then contacted Vireo Health to advise of power outage.
  • Tom’s Electric inspected the electrical switchgear and saw no visible signs of fuses being blown. Tom’s Electric inspected the poles and saw no visible signs of blown fuses on the electrical circuits.
  • Current Electric was called by Vireo Health. Current Electric is the firm the IDA hired to repair the damaged electrical switchgear in January, 2017.
  • Current Electric and Tom’s Electric reinspected the fuses in the two (2) operating switchgears. They pulled the fuses with no visible signs of being blown and tested them. Two (2) fuses were found to be blown. Those fuses were replaced with spare fuses onsite.
  • Current Electric and Tom’s Electric then tested fuses on the electric poles. One (1) blown fuse was identified and replaced.
  • Power was restored around 11:00 a.m.
2. Invoice from Tom’s Electric:
  • Total Invoice: $400
3. Fuse Rebuild Kits:
  • Three (3) rebuild kits were ordered to rebuild the blown fuses.
  • Need to have spares onsite.
  • Estimated cost is $200-$250/kit.
  • Delivery time for kits: 2-3 months
  • Tom’s Electric will order kits and rebuild fuses once kits are received.

IDA DISCUSSION:
IDA ACTION:

MOTION: To authorize the payment of $400 to Tom’s Electric for providing emergency repair services and to authorize a payment to Tom’s Electric for the cost of purchasing the three (3) fuse repair kits and repairing the three (3) blown fuses.

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C. IDA Website:

1. Background:
  • At the May 16, 2017 meeting, IDA members approved hiring Emery Design to prepare a new website for the IDA.
2. Status Report:
  • Domain name has been purchased: www.fcida.org
  • Reviewed series of sample formats for Landing Page.
  • Color palette for website will be same as Fulton County Posi+ive logo.
  • Goal is to present draft Landing Page/website at July IDA Board meeting.

IDA DISCUSSION:

C. CFO Invoice:

  • CFO has submitted an invoice for work for ½ of 2017.
  • Total Invoice: $375

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VI. OTHER BUSINESS:

A. Executive Session:

  1. Upon a majority vote of its total membership, taken in an open meeting pursuant to a motion identifying the general area or areas of the subject or subjects to be considered, a public body may conduct an executive session for the below enumerated purposes only, provided, however, that no action by formal vote shall be taken to appropriate public moneys:
    1.  matters which will imperil the public safety if disclosed;
    2. any matter which may disclose the identity of a law enforcement agent or informer;
    3. information relating to current or future investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense which would imperil effective law enforcement if disclosed;
    4. discussions regarding proposed, pending or current litigation;
    5. collective negotiations pursuant to article fourteen of the civil service law;
    6. the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or matters leading to the appointment, employment, promotion, demotion, discipline, suspension, dismissal or removal of a particular person or corporation;
    7. the preparation, grading or administration of examinations;
    8. the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.

MOTION: To go into Executive Session to discuss the proposed acquisition, sale or lease of real property or the proposed acquisition of securities, or sale or exchange of securities held by such public body, but only when publicity would substantially affect the value thereof.

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MOTION : To go out of Executive Session.

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VII. NEXT MEETING:

Tuesday
July 11, 2017
8:00 a.m.

VIII. CLOSE MEETING:

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