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Agenda – July 23, 2021

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MEETING of the BOARD of DIRECTORS

Friday – July 23, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. 

Zoom Conference & 34 W Fulton St.

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
___ Jack Callery, Chair-Board of Supervisors
___ Mark Kilmer, F-M Chamber of Commerce
___ Scott Henze, Planning Director Fulton County
___ Vernon Jackson, Mayor of Johnstown
___ Charles Potter, Supervisor-Gloversville Ward 4
___ Jim Mraz, Fulton County IDA
___ Joe Semione, Chair-Fulton County IDA
___ Vince DeSantis, Mayor of Gloversville
___ Mike Fitzgerald, Fulton County IDA
___ Trevor Evans, The Leader-Herald
___ Miles Reed, Daily Gazette

III.  Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of June 25, 2021 minutes – CRG Regular Board 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

    • –      Current Business
      1. Resolutions
        1. None
      2. Grant Request
        1. EPA Site assessment grant, $300,000.
        2. First Microenterprise Grant submission.
        3. Second Microenterprise Grant submission.
      3. Business Inquires
        1. Initial discussion with possible large agricultural project
        2. Glove sewing operation from out-of-state.
        3. Competing for a company to build in Fulton County.  Working with a Site Selector.
        4. Competing for a company to build in Fulton County.  Working with NYS ESD.
        5. In response to a request for manufacturing site information from a Site Selector, we sent them a potential site for review.
        6. Lake Champlain – Lake George Regional Planning Board.
        7. Closed on Upstate Coffee’s Loan.
      4. Site Assessment Study
        1. Site Assessment process.
      5. Six-County Brownfield Developer Summit
        1. CRG continues to host the planning meeting for a Mohawk Valley Brownfields Developer Summit.
      6. 34 W. Fulton St
        1. Update on final draws for both the Farley, and Restore NY Grants.
        2. Update on tenant remodeling underway in 2nd floor SW corner room.
      7. JDA Agricultural Lending update.
      8. Possible start-up looking for a location is searching property in Fulton County.
      9. Still looking at additional financial incentives for one of our main manufacturers.
      10. Still competing and looking for a site for an agricultural development project.

VII.   Adjourn to Executive Session, if needed

VIII. Wrap up

IX.    Adjourn Meeting

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