December 23, 2016

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Shane Broadwell called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.

Minutes

Motion to approve: Paul Stewart

Second: Phil Church

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Treasurer's Report

Shane Broadwell reported the $50,000 LISC grant from the city of Oswego has been received and deposited. The Land Bank's current bank account balance is $167,178.23 as of 12/22/16.

Old Business

a. Director recruitment – application deadline is January 17, 2017.

Phil Church distributed a copy of the advertisement for Executive Director which was circulated via the Human Resources Department. Kevin Gardner, Chairman of the Legislature, suggested using the county's Human Resources Department to organize and pre-qualify applications as well. They're also looking into state retirement eligibility for Land Banks. Legislature Chairman Gardner also spoke about the focus of the Land Bank and the county’s vision in changing old practices. He also stressed the board consider someone from the private sector vs. government sector.

b. Property updates

i. Demolitions – Dan Stevens reported he and other board members visited the East 9th Street property to meet with 6 or 7 demolition contractors to address issues and answer questions. It was agreed a clarifying addendum will be issued to the bid. The first addendum will specify demolitions be completed by March 1, 2017 on the East 9th Street and Phoenix properties. Shane Broadwell will ask the Infrastructure Committee for permission to use the county's Solid Waste

enforcement officer. The second addendum will specify which DOT-approved material will be used as fill. More time is needed on the Mexico property to check on the gas vent pipes and underground tanks.

Motion to seek out proposals from environmental companies with experience in underground tank removal on the Mexico property: Dave Turner

Second: Paul Stewart

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Bids will be returned by January 9, 2017 on East 9th Street and Phoenix properties. Dan Stevens will extend the deadline an extra 45 days to submit bids on Mexico property in order to check on gas vent pipes and tank removal.

ii. Surveyors – The board authorized surveyors James Brownell for the Mexico property, John Damiano for East 9th Street property in Oswego and Burleigh Land Surveying for the Phoenix property. Rich Mitchell will send out requests next week for surveys and stakes.

c. Property Update - Shane Broadwell reported on the East 11th Street property – they had a locksmith cut locks on the basement and back door and obtained access to the garage. Rich Mitchell has gone above and beyond in trying to contact the family to retrieve personal property and did not receive any response. House and garage is filled with lots of things that have potential value and could be auctioned. After discussion, it was decided the Land Bank will send out letters to auctioneers. Set a date and have a showing and let them give a price and go from there.

Sandy Creek property basement is full of water. The house is full of books, clothes, etc. Agricultural Society offered to clean it out. Insurance and workers comp issues were discussed.

d. Website update – Paul Stewart reported he and Jim Dowd have divided up the work. The goal is to have the website up by the end of January with what is minimally required and continue to fill in from there. They will be asking for some guidance from board members and Rich Mitchell on content.

e. Signage update - Dave Turner reported on sign options and prices. After discussion it was decided a PVC post and sign for $150/sign will work best and should display the Land Bank logo, the website address and phone number.

Motion to have 10 signs made for $150 each: Marty Webster

Second: Dan Farfaglia

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

New Business

a. Acquisition and Distribution of Property Committee - Need to establish who will be assigned to this committee. Paul Stewart, Justin Rudgick and Steve Gaffney previously volunteered to be on this committee in their respective areas. Shane Broadwell will formalize before the next meeting.

b. Dave Turner gave an update on the LISC Grant – The Land Bank applied for $1 million and proposed to acquire 46 properties over a 2 year period. Approximately 15 properties would be demos, the rest would be resale. Application went in November 30, 2016 and have been informed their goal is early to mid-January to give award notices.

c. Shane Broadwell talked about ways to build inventory and possibly working with the Fulton Block Builders. He also would like to reach out to the mayor of Fulton and towns to explain how the Land Bank operates and about organizing their inventory.

d. National Community Stabilization Trust is willing to sell the Land Bank a property located at 12 North Fifth Street in Fulton for $1. The NCST will also give funds to rehab or demo. Rich Mitchell mentioned the template agreement from NCST has been approved.

Motion to execute purchase contract with the National Community Stabilization Trust to acquire and rehabilitate Fulton property: Dan Farfaglia

Second: Phil Church

Vote: unanimous, motion carried

e. 2017 Budget – Phil Church distributed the 2017 budget which will need to be adopted at the 2017 organizational meeting.

Motion to conform 2016 budget to actual expenses and revenues: Phil Church

Second: Marty Webster

Jim Dowd doesn't feel this is necessarily the proper way to handle it and discussed the required information for the website and the actual results vs. best guess budget. There is another performance related report which will need to be done that will address actual expenses and revenues. Phil Church withdrew the motion.

Marty Webster asked if it's necessary to get legislature approval for 2017 solid waste credits. Dave Turner reported that Mark Powell, Solid Waste Director, recommends requesting $150,000 in credit as opposed to $75,000 at 50%. It is easier for grant application and reporting purposes. Shane Broadwell will look into and report back if necessary.

f. 25 Church Street, Oswego - Statute and agreement requires closing before end of 2016.

Resolution and agreement accepting 25 Church Street property donation from Pathfinder Bank –

Motion: Paul Stewart

Second: Marty Webster

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried (Jim Dowd abstained)

Discussion - Marty Webster informed the board there will be a $450 county tax bill due and a city tax bill in the spring of approximately $670 the Land Bank will be responsible for; after that the Land Bank is exempt. The survey will be updated. Phil Church will amend the budget to add line for taxes.

g. Dan Stevens informed the board that Kells Property is willing to do snow removal for $65/hour for 2 properties in Oswego. Mid-State Lawn & Tree Service willing to plow properties outside the city for $65/hour. Shane Broadwell suggested we accept both contractors but the Land Bank will let them know when access is needed to the properties instead of setting a certain amount of snowfall.

h. Set date of 2017 Organizational Meeting - January 20, 2017

Motion to change meeting time to 9:00 am third Friday of each month going forward: Dan Farfaglia

Second: Dave Turner

Vote: unanimous, motion carried

Organizational Meeting scheduled for Friday, January 20, 2017 at 9:00 am.

i. Shane Broadwell reported that Garrette Weiss from CiTi is interested in working with the Land Bank. They have plumbing, electrical, carpentry programs and would like to have him talk to the board to possibly create a partnership to do some type of rehab work (plumbing, etc) in Mexico or Pulaski area.

j. Dave Turner informed the board that the county applied for 2 housing grants designed to partner with Land Banks most likely in rural communities. If funded, it will be another $900,000 in housing activity.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn: Dan Farfaglia

Second: Phil Church

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Meeting adjourned at 2:00 pm.

Present
Leg. Shane Broadwell
President
Joseph Fiumara
Vice President
Philip Church
Secretary

Steve Gaffney
Dave Turner
Marty Webster
Rich Mitchell
Jim Dowd
Leg. Daniel Farfaglia

Excused
Dave Domicolo

Justin Rudgick
Paul Stewart

Staff/Guests
Dan Stevens
Purchasing Director

Gary Blum

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Notice

Agenda

1.     Call to Order/Roll Call

2.     Minutes

3.     Treasurer’s Report

4.     Old Business

a.     Director recruitment

b.     Property updates

i.     Demolitions

ii.     surveys

c.     Web site update

d.     Signage update

5.     New Business

a.     Acquisition and Distribution of Property Committee

b.     2017 Budget

c.     Set date of 2017 organizational meeting

6.     Adjournment

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