BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Regular Board Meeting Minutes
September 30, 2019

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held September 30, 2019, in the board room of the Industrial Development Authority Office, 211 Walton St, Darien, Georgia, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman, Chris Harper, called the meeting to order.

Board Members present at meeting when called to order were: Chris Harper, Cliff Sowell, Jean Tinnin, Ray Williams, TK King, Buddy DeLoach and Davis Poole. Also, present were President Dawn Malin, Attorney Jay Duncan, and Executive Assistant Teresa Gibson.

Chris Harper welcomed the Board to the meeting.

Chris Harper offered the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the agenda. Ray Williams made the motion to approve the agenda. Davis Poole seconded the motion. Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions. Jay Duncan requested to delete item number three in old business and item number one and three in new business and the motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the July 29, 2019 regular board meeting minutes Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the July 29, 2019 regular board meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by TK King. The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the August 22, 2019 called board meeting minutes Buddy DeLoach made the motion to approve the August 22, 2019 called board meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Ray Williams. The motion carried unanimously.

Treasurer’s Report
Chris Harper asked Cliff Sowell for the Treasurer’s Report. Dr. Sowell spoke to the Board about the July 2019 financials which mirrored July 2018 with no notable differences in income or expenses. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions. None were asked.

Chris Harper asked Cliff Sowell for the Treasurer’s Report. Dr. Sowell spoke to the Board about the August 2019 financials which mirrored August 2018 with no notable differences in income or expenses. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions. None were asked.

Old Business
1. Dawn Malin announced that the called meeting on August 22nd voted to keep the tax millage at the 1 millage rate. The millage rate was voted and approved by the County.
2. Davis Poole announced that he held a meeting for the second excursion filming scheduled for November4-6. The new filming should air in March. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the IDA to sponsor the Excursion filming in the amount of $2,100. Buddy DeLoach made the motion to approve the IDA to sponsor the Excursion filming in the amount of $2,100. Davis Poole seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

New Business
1. Chris Harper asked the board if anyone would be interested in changing the board meeting dates back to Tuesday and instead of evening meetings to hold the meetings in the morning with the workshop beginning at 8am and the board meeting beginning at 9am. Davis Poole made the motion to approve the change of the board meeting dates to be held on the last Tuesday of each month and for the workshops to begin at 8am and the board meetings to be held at 9am. TK King seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.
2. Dawn Malin announced that the IDA will hold a board retreat on November 15th. Location is undecided at this time.
3. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the December board meeting on December 9th. Jean Tinning made the motion to approve the December board meeting date of December 9th. Cliff Sowell seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously.

Executive Session – Chris Harper asked if there was a need for Executive Session and Jay Duncan replied yes. Chris Harper called for a motion to move into Executive Session to discuss Property. Jean Tinnin made the motion to move into Executive Session and Ray Williams seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously and at 6:13 p.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.
At 6:19 p.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session to regular session with a motion to by Cliff Sowell and seconded by Ray Williams. The motion carried unanimously.

President’s Report
1. August 8 – Met with Cheryl Hargrove talked about sustainability of local assets & Adam Strain building was discussed.
2. August 13 – Met with Jason Coley from Georgia Power to discuss marketing and buildings & industry sectors.
3. August 19 – CRC renewed their lease
4. August 21 – Met with Alyce Thornhill about the Eco impact of the Georgia Lottery.
5. August 27-28 – Project Manager event. 14 state project managers toured our industrial park & listened to a panel discussion.
6. September 12 – State of the Port Savannah announced that the development of the west end of Hutchinson Island.
7. September 18-20 GEDA annual conference
8. September 25 – Breakfast and lunch with guest speaker Ed McMahon, Urban Land Institute in DC

MCIDA Board Member Reports
• Ray Williams announced that the McIntosh Art Association and Sapelo Hammock Golf Club will present a Masquerade Ball at 6pm. Tickets will be $50 & can be purchased at the Art Association website or at The Old Jail Art Center.

Announcements
• October 5th at 6pm Sapelo CCA Annual Banquet
• October 19th Ashantilly Center’s Annual Fundraiser
• November 9th Blue N’ Hall will host 6th Annual Trout Tournament

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Buddy DeLoach made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Ray Williams seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 6:49 p.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 8:00 a.m. workshop and 9:00 a.m. meeting.