Shane Broadwell called the meeting to order at 10:00 a.m.

Minutes

Motion to approve: Dave Turner

Second: Joe Fiumara

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Treasurer's Report: Treasurer Justin Rudgick was absent.

Old Business

  • a. Resolution accepting $50,000 from City of Oswego

Motion to accept:  Dan Farfaglia

Second:  Steve Gaffney

Vote:  Unanimous, motion carried

  • b. Director compensation/recruitment – Dave Turner discussed the need to determine whether it will be an independent contractor or a Land Bank employee with or without benefits.   It is suggested $75,000 be budgeted for salary and benefits. Rich Mitchell will look into state retirement benefits and whether or not this position will be subject to residency requirement.
  • c. Property updates – Inspection reports were distributed on all 6 properties.Gary Blum (GTB Inspection Services) gave a summary of the property inspection reports.  Gary noted he was unable to gain access to the basements in any of the properties.  It was suggested that in the future, the locksmith remove and replace with new locks.Dave Turner also suggested the Land Bank send a letter to local law enforcement giving them a heads up on gaining access and also copy local code enforcement office.

7 Homestead - Recommends demolition. There are holes in the roof, the ceiling is caving in, it's missing sections of siding,
windows are in bad shape.

10 Co. Rt. 64 - Recommends demolition. Fuel tanks on property; basement flooded for years. Appeared to be squatters living there at some point. Rich Mitchell recommends getting the structure boarded up until demolition can be done.

342 East Ninth Street – Recommends demolition. Floor to ceiling mold in first 3 rooms. Floors are wrecked. Barn is falling over onto neighboring properties. That structure will have to be added to demolition costs as well.

269 Ellisburg Street – It has a stone foundation that a mason could probably repair.  Water damage in ceilings. Damage in eaves and fascia.  The house is completely filled with furniture and belongings. Shane Broadwell suggested the next step would be to have the basement pumped out and remove contents from the house to make a determination on demolition or rehab.  The barn will need to be demolished. Property lines need to be addressed. Marty Webster suggested considering transferring the whole parcel to the Agricultural Society (fairgrounds).

13 Box Street – This property is a potential rehab. There is a bulge in the foundation but was unable to access the basement to get a closer look.  The neighbor informed him there is a newer furnace.  The roof leaked and has some structural damage (rotted joists) but can be salvaged.  Structurally the only issue is the roof damage and basement wall. Gary noted there is an asbestos pipe outside that will need to be dealt with.  Also need to address the sidewalk out front.

58 East 11th Street – This is a rehab property. The roof is old and worn.  Section of fiber cement siding which likely contains asbestos will need to be addressed.  Chimney on outside is in bad shape.  Biggest concern is the condition of the side porch. The columns supporting part of the second floor are an issue.  We need to gain access to locked out buildings. Branches should be trimmed away from service entrance.

Gary will put "no trespassing" signs on all properties.  Phil Church suggested getting Gary access to the basements on the potential rehab properties to get a better determination on condition.    

Motion to get RFPs for demolition on 3 properties: Marty Webster

Second: Jim Dowd

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Motion to move on property removal on Sandy Creek and Pulaski properties: Marty Webster

Second: Dave Turner

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

Dave Turner volunteered to go to the East 11th Street property to make a quick assessment on what is  inside so that a decision can be made next month.  Phil Church reminded board members that the bylaws state a Property Acquisition and Disposition Committee can be formed to do assessments and make recommendations to the board.

  • d. Website update – Shane Stepien is taking data from Phil and Marty to build the website. Jim Dowd, Paul Stewart and Justin Rudgick will be working together to help facilitate and prioritize to get the site up and running.
  • e. Logo, signage update – Dave Turner reported we have the letterhead and envelope templates. Designer has samples of the signage and he should have that early next week.

New Business

  • a. Approval of Submission of Form 1023 by Insero & Co., and payment of $850 to Internal Revenue Service regarding 501(c)(3) status.  

Motion to make payment to IRS:  Joe Fiumara

Second: Dave Turner

Vote: unanimous, motion carried

  • b. Distribution of NYS Land Bank Act – Rich Mitchell distributed for Board’s review.  Any questions, ask Rich.  He will research to find out about forgiven past tax bills, etc.
  • c. Updated guidance from ABO regarding Conflicts of Interest – Rich Mitchell discussed  how this is issued from the Authorities Budget Office.   Policies should be reviewed by governance committee.
  • d. Board of Directors - Updated/Standard Biography information for website and grants – Rich Mitchell mentioned it would be beneficial to have a standardized bio for the website, etc. Dave Turner and Rich Mitchell will work on formulating a questionnaire so everyone is answering the same questions.
  • e. Insero bill - $1200 for services

Motion to pay invoice: Phil Church

Second: Marty Webster

Vote: unanimous – motion carried

  • f. Surveyors – Dan Stevens identified about a dozen and heard back from 4 licensed surveyors.  Dave Turner suggested a policy to call previous surveyors first and beneficial to have each one a staked survey.

Motion to go to most recent surveyor first and then to the approved list:  Dave Turner

Second: Marty Webster

Vote: unanimous, motion carried

  • g. Office equipment and software – printer, computer, etc.

Motion to approve purchase of equipment up to $2000:  Dan Farfaglia

Second: Joe Fiumara

Vote: Unanimous, motion carried

  • h. Bower & Bower accounts – Shane Broadwell reported on Bower & Bower's presentation at the Land Bank convention. He will invite them in to present to the Board. They would be used more for day-to-day general accounting.
  • i. Approval to apply and administer next LISC grant

Motion to approve: Dan Farfaglia

Second: Marty Webster

Vote:  Unanimous, motion carried

Dave Turner reported there is $20 million available and 18 land banks. We are asking for $1 million. Our application will propose in a 2 year period we will do 15 demos and 28 resales.

  • j. epropertyplus discussion – Dave Turner reported this company has waived their setup fee of $18,000.  He suggested board members look at their website for more info.  The cost is $15,000/year but they took $18,000 off the first year.  It's expensive but phenomenal software.

National Community Stabilization Trust – Dave Turner reported there are a total of 4 properties the NCST is interested in transferring to the Land Bank for $1 each. Marty Webster distributed information on one of the properties (12 5th Street N. in the city of Fulton).  There are 2 programs we could access depending on what is decided on the future of the property. NCST will pay for demo or rehab. Joe Fiumara mentioned it would be best to turn this back to a single family home. The neighborhood is split with multi and single family homes. Rich Mitchell is reviewing the contract.

Motion to accept this property pending Rich Mitchell's approval of purchase contract and initial inspection: Marty Webster

Second: Joe Fiumara

Vote: unanimous, motion carried

Marty Webster sent board members a draft letter regarding the Mexico property asking for feedback.  The letter will go to "All Affected Parties" including DOT, DEC, town, village, school officials, etc.  He would like to propose realigning the intersection and provide parking to the pet supply store.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn:   Dan Farfaglia

Second:  Dave Turner

Vote:  Unanimous, motion carried

Meeting adjourned at 12:23 pm

November 18, 2016

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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Minutes

Notice

Agenda

1. Call to Order/Roll Call

2. Minutes

3. Treasurer’s Report

4. Old Business

a. Resolution accepting $50,000 from City of Oswego

b. Director compensation/recruitment

c. Property updates

d. Web site update

e. Logo, signage update

5. New Business

a. Approval of Submission of Form 1023 by Insero & Co. and payment of $850 to

Internal Revenue Service regarding 501(c)(3) status Draft attached.

b. Distribution of NYS Land Bank Act – attached

c. Updated guidance from ABO regarding Conflicts of Interest – attached

d. Board of Directors - Updated/Standard Biography Information for Website and

Grants

e. Insero bill

f. Surveyors

g. Office equipment and software

h. Bower & Bower accounts

i. Approval to apply and administer next LISC grant

j. epropertyplus discussion

6. Adjournment


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