Frank S. Venezia

Chairman

Joseph P. Richardson

Vice Chairman

Tim McCann

Secretary

Victoria Storrs

Assistant Secretary

Sandra Shapard

Member

Tim Maniccia

Member

David Kidera

Member

 

TOWN OF BETHLEHEM

Albany County - New York

INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY

445 DELAWARE AVENUE

DELMAR, NEW YORK 12054

Telephone:  (518) 439-4955

Fax:  (518) 439-5808

Email:  info@bethlehemida.com

www.bethlehemida.com

 

Regular Meeting Minutes

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

8:00 AM

Town Hall Auditorium

Thomas P. Connolly

Executive Director,

Assistant Secretary and

Agency Counsel

518-447-3303

     Allen F. Maikels

Treasurer, Chief Financial Officer and Contracting Officer

518-487-4679

Elizabeth Staubach

Economic Development Coordinator

Ext. 1189

     Robin Nagengast

Assistant to the Executive Director and Clerk

Ext. 1164

 

I.                     Call to Order/Roll Call/Quorom Determination

A Regular Meeting of the Bethlehem Industrial Development Agency of the Town of Bethlehem was held on the above date at the Town Hall Auditorium, 445 Delaware Avenue, Delmar, NY. The Meeting was called to order at 8:00 AM with the presence of a quorum noted.

Attendee Name

Title

Status

Arrived

Frank S. Venezia

Board Member/Chairman

Present

 

Joseph P. Richardson

Board Member/Vice Chairman

Present

 

Tim McCann

Board Member/Secretary

Present

 

Victoria Storrs

Board Member/Assistant Secretary

Absent

 

Sandra Shapard

Board Member

Present

 

Tim Maniccia

Board Member

Present

 

David Kidera

Board Member

Present

 

Thomas P. Connolly

Executive Director/Agency Counsel

Present

 

Joe Scott

Bond Counsel

Present

 

Allen F. Maikels

CFO and Contracting Officer

Present

 

Robin Nagengast

Assistant to the Executive Director

Present

 

Elizabeth Staubach

Senior Planner/ED Coordinator

Present

 

II.              Minutes Approval

Friday, May 26, 2017

RESULT:              ACCEPTED [UNANIMOUS]

MOVER:              Tim Maniccia, Board Member

SECONDER:              Joseph P. Richardson, Board Member/Vice Chairman

AYES:              Venezia, Richardson, McCann, Shapard, Maniccia, Kidera

ABSENT:              Victoria Storrs

III.              Reports of Committees

·         Report of the Governance Committee (Richardson)

Mr. Richardson, Chair of the Governance Committee, reported out on the May 26 meeting where members discussed updating the format of the board assessment by adding a comment section to every question and by allowing members to respond electronically. The Committee recommended member retraining every 5 years.

IV.              Communications

V.              Old Business

·         Planning Board Update (Leslie)

Initial presentation for site plan at Air Products is scheduled on the July 6th Planning Board meeting.  This site plan application involves the Phase 2 expansion of the site, which includes a new maintenance building, covered private fueling island, truck scales, industrial equipment, tanks and towers to expand production of the existing facility.

Port Road South - Carver's initial presentation for the site plan application associated with the permanent inlet was presented to the Planning Board at their June 20th meeting.  Various State agencies are also reviewing permit applications for the site and it is expected the project will return to the Planning Board at an August meeting. 

·         Report of ED Coordinator (Staubach)

The June 15 Economic Development Marketing Event was the best attended so far. Two more businesses have been awarded Microenterprise Grants - the Entrepreuneurial Training Class starts June 29. TACS Autobody has a public hearing at the June 28 Town Board for their Office of Community Renewal small business grant application.

·         Columbia 15 Project (Connolly)

The developers report they are still marketing the property.

·         SAE Sun (Monolith) Project (Jennifer Pickett)

Steve Erby reported Trustco will now be the funding source and the compnay is now estimating a July 30 closing. In accordance with BIDA's approving resolution, the project deadline to complete constuction is April 25, 2018.

·         Air Products Project (Connolly/Scott)

Air Products announced a $60 million renovation as part of their new joint venture with Linde. A new application will be provided to reflect the joint venture.

·         11 Vista/CPI Berk III & IV (Scott)

Assignment of the project to a new entity has been approved; documentation to follow.

·         10 Vista/Retail (Scott)

The project has expired and termination papers have been prepared for the file.

·         Coeymans Recycling (Scott)

The Company advised the Agency of a possible refinancing, may not apply to the BIDA.

VI.              Adjourn

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