Town of Montgomery Industrial Development Agency
Town of Montgomery Government Center
110 Bracken Road
Montgomery, New York 12549
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Present: Jeffrey D. Crist, Chairman
Edwin Williams, First Vice-Chairman
Stephen Rainaldi, Second Vice-Chairman
Matthew P. Stoddard, Treasurer and Member
Robert Santo, Member
John Macioce, Member
Absent: John Dickson, Member
Also Present: Robert McLaughlin, Esq.
Members of the Audience
Suzanne Hadden, Secretary
1. Roll Call
2. Approval of Minutes
November 12, 2019 Meeting Minutes
December 3, 2019 Meeting Minutes
3. Resolution- Officers of the Agency – 2020
4. Resolution – Committee Assignments – 2020
5. Financial Reports for November and December 2019
6. Counsel Report
7. Old Business
8. New Business
9. Proposed meeting dates for 2020 – Discussion
Chairman Crist called the meeting to order. A roll call was taken, Member Dickson was absent.
Approval of Minutes – November 12, 2019 and December 3, 2019
First Vice Chairman Williams motioned to approve the November 12, 2019 meeting minutes,
seconded by Second Vice Chairman Rainaldi. All in favor, all ayes, Member Dickson was absent,
Member Santo motioned to approve the December 3, 2019 meeting minutes, seconded by First Vice
Chairman Williams. All in favor, all ayes, Member Dickson was absent, motion carried.
Resolution- Officers of the Agency – 2020
Member Stoddard motioned to open the Resolution, seconded by Member Macioce. All in favor, all
ayes, Member Dickson was absent, motion carried.
Chairman Crist reviewed the proposed appointments as suggested by board members.
Chair- Jeffrey Crist
First Vice Chair – Edwin Williams
2nd Vice Chair – Stephen Rainaldi
Treasurer – Matthew Stoddard
Secretary – Suzanne Hadden
Assistant Secretary – left open at this time
Resolution – Committee Assignments – 2020
Audit Committee – Edwin Williams, Stephen Rainaldi, Matthew Stoddard
Finance Committee – Matthew Stoddard, Jeffrey Crist, John Dickson
Governance Committee – Jeffrey Crist, John Macioce, Robert Santo
Proposed meeting dates for 2020 – Discussion
Chairman Crist said for the proposed meeting dates for 2020, we had discussion at the December
meeting, and I would suggest a monthly meeting and if it happens that we don’t need one, it is easy
to cancel, and notice it on our website and at town hall. We are suggesting shifting the meeting
dates to Tuesday, which will keep us separate from planning board meeting nights.
February 11th, March 10th, April 14th, May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th, September
8th, October 13th, November 10th, and December 8th. These meeting dates are the second
Tuesday of each month.
A roll call was taken, and all members were in favor of the motion for the appointment of
officers, committee assignments and the 2020 meeting schedule, Member Dickson was
absent, motion carried.
Financial Reports for November and December 2019
Treasurer Stoddard reviewed the November and December 2019 financial reports.
First Vice Chairman Williams motioned to accept the November and December 2019
reports as presented, seconded by Member Macioce. All in favor, all ayes, Member Dickson
was absent, motion carried.
Attorney McLaughlin said in your packets that should be a letter from the law firm of
Whiteman, Osterman and Hanna dated January 13, 2020, addressed to the board’s chair in
respect to certain legal matters for the Sailfish Project. I would suggest the board members
review that and then I will have a discussion with the board at the next meeting in
February. The second open item is board training. Given that the public hearing from last
week is held over to the February meeting, I would suggest that we target either a date in
March or April for the board training that we talked about extensively in December, but
especially for the new members I don’t think there will be enough time in February to
conduct a proper board training.
Chairman Crist said we discussed at the previous meeting to hold the training at 4:30, an
hour before a regular board meeting.
Attorney McLaughlin asked do you want to set it for March 10th?
All board members agreed to that date.
Member Santo asked if the training was open to the public?
Attorney McLaughlin said yes.
Chairman Crist said we have an update on Maple Matrix, the solar project, which we had a
public hearing on last month.
Attorney McLaughlin said Matrix Maple has requested a meeting with the chair to talk
about the next steps of their project. They would like to be considered at the February
board meeting. I did tell them that the February meeting may be a little bit heavy, but I will
chat with their attorney tomorrow and get back to the chair and report back to the board.
There wasn’t any new business discussed.
Proposed meeting dates for 2020 – Discussion
Chairman Crist said the 2020 meeting dates have already been taken care of. I would point out
that our February 11th meeting will begin with the continuation of the public hearing at 5:30 for
Attorney McLaughlin said he will work with Sue to get a meeting notice out for the public
hearing, as well as the board agenda for that night.
Member Santo motioned to adjourn the meeting, seconded by Second Vice Chairman Rainaldi.
All in favor, all ayes, Member Dickson was absent, motion carried.