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Agenda – May 31, 2024

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REGULAR MEETING of
the BOARD of DIRECTORS

Friday – May 31, 2024 – 8:30 a.m.

34 W Fulton St & Zoom Conference

Gloversville, New York

AGENDA

I. Welcome & Call to Order

II. Roll Call

___ Timothy Beckett, Past Chair
___ Terri Easterly, Secretary
___ Dr. Leslie Ford, Vice Chair
___ Warren Greene
___ Kent Kirch, Chair
___ Geoffrey Peck, Treasurer
___ Denis Wilson
___ Jack Wilson
___ Open Seat – to be County appointed

 

Other Attendees:

___ Michael Albanese, Esq., Legal Counsel
___ John Blackmon, Chair-Board of Supervisors
___ Jared Goderie, Vice Chair-Board of Supervisors
___ Anne Boles, Executive Director-F/M Chamber of Commerce
___ Scott Henze, Planning Director Fulton County
___ Vince DeSantis, Mayor of Gloversville
___ Amy Praught, Mayor of Johnstown
___ Jim Mraz, Exec. Director-Fulton County IDA
___ Joe Semione, Member-FC IDA Board
___ Sue Collins, Vice Chair-Fulton County IDA Board
___ Tyler A. McNeil, Leader-Herald

III.  Meeting Minutes

  • Approval of April 26, 2024 minutes – CRG Regular BOD Meeting

IV.  Announcements

  • None

V. Reports

  • Chair Report  ..…..…………………………………….………………..   Kent Kirch
  • Committee Reports
    • Executive Committee ……………………………………….     None
    • Governance Committee   ………….…………..…………..    Kent Kirch
      • Employee Pension Plan recommendation
    • Finance Committee ………….…………………………..…      Geoffrey Peck
    • Audit Committee   ….……………………………………..…     Geoffrey Peck
    • Membership Committee  (Ad Hoc)…………………….     Kent Kirch
  • Membership & Marketing Report  ……………………………..     Ken Adamczyk
  • Gloversville Downtown Development Specialist Report..    Jennifer Donovan
  • Chamber, Fulton County, IDA and City Reports (Gloversville, Johnstown, any others)

VI. President & CEO Report – Ronald Peters

    • –      Business Update
      1. Resolutions
        1. None
      2. Grant Programs
        1. CRG Countywide EPA Brownfield Grant
        2. Northern Border Regional Commission – Workforce
        3. Grant Opportunities – CFA Portal is open
        4. MAKE IT Prize – Strategies Track (MVEDD)
      3. Business Marketing
        1. Loan Program Update
        2. Fashion Tanning Site
        3. Workforce Development
        4. Networking
      4. Business Inquiries/Business Leads
        1. RFPs received
        2. BioChar
        3. Networking
          1. Brownfield development
          2. Additional Financing
        4. Housing Development
        5. CRG/IDA/County/County Planning Meeting
      5. Miscellaneous
        1. Joint CRG/Chamber/IDA Meeting
        2. Fulton County Development Strategy
        3. Cyber Range
        4. MVREDC Kick-off meeting

 VII.  Adjourn to Executive Session

  • None Planned

VIII.  Wrap up

  IX.  Adjourn Meeting

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