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GENESEE VALLEY REGIONAL MARKET AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

Date:  March 23, 2016

 

 

 

1.     Chairman Piedimonte called the meeting to order at 10:35 AM. The Chairman acknowledged Gertrude Watkins years of service to the Board and presented her with a plaque. Joshua Watkins and Jessica Holloway were introduced to the Board as two new board members representing Ontario County. Chairman Piedimonte appointed Jack Moore as Chairman of the Nominating Committee.

 

2.     Members present:  Jim Bourgoine, Jessica Holloway, Dan Kingston, Mark Lagoner, Dave Martin, Lyle Merle, Jack Moore, Scott Osborn, Dennis Piedimonte, Rich Vercruysse, Gert Watkins, Joshua Watkins, Kevin King representing Commissioner Ball

 

Others present:  Kathy Burke, CPA, Chris Cuddeback, Esq., Jerry Mackey, Esq., Steve McGrattan, Bill Mulligan, Jr.

 

3.     Minutes of the December 16, 2015 meeting were approved. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Jim Bourgoine. Passed unanimously.

 

4.     Reports of officers, committees and staff:

 

·       Jack Moore – Personnel report was approved. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Mark Lagoner. Passed unanimously.

·       Rich Vercruysse – Audit report – Check # 8728 to check # 8898 totaling $695,837.96 were approved. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Lyle Merle. Passed unanimously.

·       Kathy Burke, CPA – Reviewed the Final 2016-2017 Cash Budget. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Scott Osborn. Passed unanimously.

·       Bill Mulligan, Jr. – Reviewed the Administrator’s report

 

5.     Unfinished Business – nothing outstanding

 

6.     New Business

 

·       Approved 3 year lease of Toyota Highlander for Administrator for $12,224.52. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Rich Vercruysse. Passed unanimously.

·       Approved 2 additional five year options for Economy Self Storage lease which will extend their lease to 12/31/2044. Moved by Dave Martin, seconded by Scott Osborn. Passed unanimously.

·       Approved Vanguard Engineering to provide engineering services for a 4th building at 1861 Scottsville Rd. @ $40,000. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Mark Lagoner. Passed unanimously.

·       Approved actuary contract for $2700 with Michael Gallagher, Benefits Management, Inc. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Rich Vercruysse. Passed unanimously.

·       Appointed EFPR Group, LLP as auditor and Daitz and Burke, LLP, CPA as financial consultant for the Market. Moved by Mark Lagoner, seconded by Dave Martin. Passed unanimously.

·       Awarded $1.2 million in grants for the 2016-2017 year. Moved by Kevin King, seconded by Jack Moore. Passed unanimously. The following organizations were awarded grants:

 

Short term grants - $759,575

 

vNYS Agricultural Experimental Station :  $576,874

vNew York Apple Association:  $82,701

vCornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Corporation: $100,000

 

       Long term grants - $440,425

 

vOrleans County Cornell Cooperative Extension:  $25,675

vNew York Wine and Grape Foundation:  $195,000

vNew York State Wine and Culinary Center:  $192,000

vLake Ontario Wine Trail:  $27,750

 

 Meeting adjourned at 11:45 AM

 

Next board meeting date:  Wednesday, June 1, 2016 @ 4:30 PM

 

              Respectfully submitted,

 

 

            William J. Mulligan, Jr.

            Administrator

            3/24/16