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Agenda – February 26, 2021

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MEETING of the BOARD of DIRECTORS

Friday – February 26, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. 

Zoom Conference Only

34 West Fulton Street Gloversville, New York

AGENDA

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Roll Call

___ Timothy Beckett, Chair
___ Terri Easterly
___ Gregory Fagan, Treasurer
___ Dr. Leslie Ford, Past Chair
___ Kent Kirch
___ Travis Mitchell, Vice Chair
___ Geoffrey Peck, Secretary
___ Grant Preston
___ Bryan Taylor

Other Attendees:

___ John Blackmon, County Liaison
___ Michael Albanese, Esq., Legal Counsel
___ Mark Kilmer, F-M Chamber of Commerce
___ Scott Henze, Planning Director Fulton County
___ Vernon Jackson, Mayor of Johnstown
___ Jim Mraz, Fulton County IDA
___ David D’Amore, Fulton County IDA
___ tbd, Leader-Herald
___ Joe Semione, Chair-Fulton County IDA
___ Vince DeSantis, Mayor of Gloversville
___ Jack Callery, Chair-County Board of Supervisors
___ Miles Reed, Daily Gazette

III.  Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of January 22, 2021 minutes – CRG Regular Board Meeting
  • Approval of January 22, 2021 minutes – CRG Special Board Meeting
  • Approval of January 22, 2021 minutes – Governance Committee Meeting

IV.  Announcements

V. Reports

  • Chair Report  ..…..…………………………………….………………..   Timothy Beckett
  • Committee Reports
    • Executive Committee ……………………………………….     Timothy Beckett
    • Governance Committee   ………….…………..…………..    Timothy Beckett
    • Finance Committee ………….…………………………..…      Gregory Fagan
    • Audit Committee   ….……………………………………..…     Gregory Fagan
  • Membership & Marketing Report   …….………………………     Ken Adamczyk
  • Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Report …  James Hannahs
  • Chamber, Fulton County, IDA and City Reports (Gloversville, Johnstown, any others)

VI. President & CEO Report – Ronald Peters

  • .      New Business

    1. Resolutions
      • None
    2. Website (handout to be shared on screen)
      • Jobs to be added for Fulton County businesses with workforce needs.
    3. Business Training Programs
      • 2021 Training Schedule (handout to be shared on screen)
      • City of Amsterdam requested CRG to provide the Microenterprise Grant Training for their grant participants.
      • Exploring expanded Business Training for Amsterdam and possibly Montgomery County
    4. Business Inquiries
      • Met with GloversvilleJohnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility members, at their request, regarding marketing assistance.
      • Two MVEDD Cares Act Loan Applications approved
      • CRG applied through the NYS CFA process for porous pavement grant funding
      • NYS approved the pre-application for the 2021 Microenterprise Grant Program. County is setting up the public hearing to submit a full Grant Application.  We have approximately 25 potential applicants on our list.
      • The Fulton County Housing Study was sent to two different groups
    5. Site Assessment Study
      • RFP sent out by MVEDD to conduct a site assessment for Fulton County
    6. Six County Brownfield Developer Summit
      • CRG to host the first planning meeting for a Mohawk Valley Brownfield Developer Summit.
    7. Workforce Development
      • Attended a regional Workforce Development update via Zoom
      • Conducted the first workforce meeting with Fulton County not-for-profit businesses. Attendees included: Lexington, Nathan Littauer Hospital, HFM BOCES and others.

     

    –     Unfinished Business

    1. 34 W. Fulton St – National Grid, Farley, and Restore NY Grant updates – received the National Grid Grant check. Farley and Restore Grant final drawdown nearing submission.
    2. Work with start-up business in Johnstown ongoing
    3. JDA Agricultural Lending – program set-up underway
    4. AIM Workforce Development still moving forward.
    5. Possible longer-term manufacturing development in Fulton County, ongoing
    6. Working w/ City of Gloversville on demolition of 12-18 S. Main St. properties
    7. Possible start-up in Fulton County; IDA referred. We are looking at sites
    8. Anticipate closing two approved Gloversville loans very shortly
    9. CRG and partner builder waiting on client regarding the building proposal
    10. Consolidation financing assistance requested; making progress with a lender
    11. Still looking at additional financial incentives for one of our main manufacturers
    12. Still competing and looking for a site for an agricultural development project.
    13. Possible start-up business in Johnstown forwarded a loan application.
    14. Possible start-up in Fulton County was referred to us by the IDA. We have had discussions via online meetings and are looking for possible sites and financing for the group.
    15. Working on several additional leads.

VII.   Adjourn to Executive Session, if needed

VIII. Wrap up

IX.    Adjourn Meeting

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