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GENESEE VALLEY REGIONAL MARKET AUTHORITY

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MINUTES

DATE:  MARCH 17, 2017

 

 

1.      Vice Chairman Bourgoine called the meeting to order at 10:35. Vice Chairman Bourgoine appointed Jack Moore as Chairman of Nominating Committee.

 

2.      Members present:  Jim Bourgoine, Jessica Holloway, Dan Kingston, Mark Lagoner, Lyle Merle, John Meyer, Jack Moore, Scott Osborn, Stephen Starowitz, Rich Vercruysse, Joshua Watkins, Kevin King representing Commissioner Ball

 

Others present:  Jerry Mackey, Esq., Steve Tranelli, Esq., Bill Mulligan, Jr., Brendan Tydings

 

3.      Minutes of the December 21, 2107 meeting were approved. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Scott Osborn, Passed unanimously.

 

4.      Reports of officers, committees and staff:

 

·        Jack Moore – Personnel report was approved. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Scott Osborn. Passed unanimously.

·        Rich Vercruysse and Mark Lagoner – Audit report – Check # 9423 to check # 9577 totaling $691,756.40 were approved. Moved by Stephen Starowitz, seconded by John Meyer. Passed unanimously.

·        Brendan Tydings – Reviewed the Final 2017-2018 Cash Budget. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Jack Moore. Passed unanimously.

·        Brendan Tydings – Reviewed the Administrator’s report

 

5.      Unfinished Business

 

·        Sub-committee met and based on appraisal report on value of land for Reed Property, sub-committee counter offered $60,000/year and would approve (3) additional 5 year options. Waiting to hear back from Reed Property.

·        Approved Crickler Vending bathroom addition by Billone Mechanical Contractors for $6650. Other quotes were Star Rooter Plumbing @ $7950 and Thompson Builds, Inc. @ $53,352.20. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by Scott Osborn. Passed unanimously.

 

6.      New Business

 

·        Approved Shaheen Management Company request to add (1) 5 year option onto their land leases (Clay Road Industrial Park, Pinecrest Associates and Regional Industrial Park) which will extend their land leases to 9/30/2045. Moved by Jack Moore, seconded by John Meyer. Passed unanimously.

·        Appointed EFPR Group, LLP as auditor and Daitz and Burke, LLP, CPA as financial consultant for the Market. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Dan Kingston. Passed unanimously.

·        Awarded $1,081,850 in grants for the 2017-2018 year. Moved by Scott Osborn, seconded by Jack Moore. Mark Lagoner abstained from voting because he is on the board of the Northeastern Juice Cooperative. Passed. The following organizations were awarded grants:

 

Short term grants - $260,000

 

v  NYS Agricultural Experimental Station

 

Long term grants - $821,850

 

v  New York Wine and Grape Foundation:  $200,000

v  NYS Wine and Culinary Center:  $250,000

v  Northeastern Juice Cooperative:  $50,000

v  Western New York Maple Producers:  $37,323

v  Cornell Agriculture and Food Technology Park Corporation:  $84,527

v  Foodlink:  $200,000

 

 

 

Meeting adjourned at 12:15 PM.

 

 

Next board meeting date:  Wednesday, May 24, 2017 @ 4:30 PM

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

Brendan Tydings

Administrator

3/29/17