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February 13, 2018 Agenda

FULTON COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2018, 8:00 A.M.

1ST FLOOR 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 JANUARY 9, 2018 MEETING:

MOTION :
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II. BUDGET REPORT:

MOTION :
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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.

IV. OLD BUSINESS:

A. Follow-up to Site Selector Forum:

  1. One of the suggestions made by the Site Selectors was to improve the visual appearance of the Tryon Technology Park by:

a. Cutting down trees so Site Selectors/Companies could see the land/sites.
b. Cutting down underbrush and high grass in several areas.
c. Demolishing more buildings.

2. In response to that input:

a. Fulton County’s Highway and Solid Waste Departments have cut down a number of trees.
b. The IDA hired contractor to cut down a lot of underbrush and high grass in several areas.
c. On December 28, 2017, the Board of Supervisors awarded a demolition contract to Dan’s Hauling and Demo, Wynantskill, NY to:

  1. Demolish the two (2) large dormitories.
  2. Demolish two (2) additional buildings.

d. Dan’s Hauling is hoping to start demolition work this month

IDA DISCUSSION:

B. 2018 Lawn Mowing at Tryon Technology Park:

  1. The IDA annually seeks quotes from local contractors to mow grass at Tryon
  2. Review Map showing areas proposed to be mowed in 2018.

IDA DISCUSSION:

IDA ACTION:

MOTION:   To authorize the distribution of a Request for Quotes to contractors for 2018 mowing services.
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V. NEW BUSINESS:

A. Status Report of Existing Industrial/Business Parks:

  1. Crossroads Industrial Park
    a. Vacant Lots Available:
    1) Lot 13: 3.28 Acres
    2) Lot 14: 3.06 Acres
    Total:   6.34 Acres

b. Vacant Buildings Available: See attached map.

  1. Former Incubator Building                 :              100,000 sf           : owned by STAG

 

2. Crossroads Business Park
       a. Vacant Lots Available:
1) 21 Lots: 69.03 Acres

b. Vacant Buildings Available:
1) None

 

3. Johnstown Industrial Park
      a.  Vacant Lots Available
1) Lot 20: 20 Acres
2) Land fronting NYS Rt. 30A: 12 Acres

 

b. Vacant Buildings Available:
1)  Former Coast Building                         :              52,500 sf              : owned by STAG

 


 

4. Tryon Technology Park
      a.  Vacant Lots Available
1) 9 Lots: 215 Acres

b. Vacant Buildings Available:
1)  Building 3                         :              60,000 sf              : owned by IDA
2)  F-wing                               :              15,000 sf               : owned by IDA

 

 

5. Summary

 

  Crossroads Industrial Park Crossroads Business Park Johnstown Industrial Park Tryon Technology Park
# Vacant Lots 2 21 2 9
Acres of Vacant Lots 7 69 32 215
Average Acres/Lot 3.5 3.3 20 24
# Vacant Buildings 1 0 1 2
SF of Vacant Buildings 100,000 0 52,500 75,000

 

 

 

VI. OTHER BUSINESS:

A. 2017 PILOT Report:

1. Background:

  • Each year, the IDA monitors all PILOT Agreements it has on projects to verify that PILOT payments are being made per the PILOT Agreements.
  • Each year, the IDA sends a letter to every company it has a PILOT with asking that they fill out a PILOT Report.
  • The IDA also sends a similar letter to all local taxing jurisdictions impacted by an IDA PILOT. The information from local taxing jurisdictions is used to compare against the information received from companies.
  • Initial letters were sent out on November 9, 2017.
  • 2nd Request letters were sent on December 26, 2017.

2. Status Report:

  • To date, the IDA has received responses from:

Companies:
YMCA
CG Roxane
Johnstown Renewables
Nathan Littauer Hospital
Swany

 

Municipalities/School Districts:
Town of Johnstown
Fulton County
City of Gloversville
City of Johnstown
Greater Johnstown School District

 

  • The IDA is waiting for a response from:

Municipalities/School Districts:
Fonda-Fultonville School District

3.  As of January 1, 2018, the IDA has the following active projects:

Owner: IDA
Lessee: Swany
Address: 115 Corporate Drive, Gloversville, NY
Occupant: Swany

Owner: IDA
Lessee: CG Roxane
Address: 1 Old Sweet Road, Johnstown
Occupant: CG Roxane

Owner: IDA
Lessee: YMCA
Address: 213 Harrison Street, Gloversville, NY
Occupant: YMCA

Owner: IDA
Lessee: Johnstown Renewables
Address: Enterprise Drive, Johnstown, NY
Occupant: Johnstown Renewables

4. As of January 1, 2018, the IDA has the following active PILOT Agreements:

Owner: IDA
Lessee: Swany
Address: 115 Corporate Drive, Gloversville, NY
Occupant: Swany

Owner: IDA
Lessee: CG Roxane
Address: 1 Old Sweet Road, Johnstown
Occupant: CG Roxane

Onner: IDA
Lessee: Johnstown Renewables
Address: Enterprise Drive, Johnstown, NY
Occupant: Johnstown Renewables

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
February 13, 2018
8:00 a.m.

VIII. CLOSE MEETING:

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