Regular Board Meeting Minutes
July 25, 2017
The regular meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held July 25, 2017, in the board room of the Industrial Development Authority Office, 103 Fort King George Drive, Darien, Georgia, at 6:00 p.m., Chairman, Chris Harper, called the meeting to order.
Board Members present at meeting call to order were: Chris Harper, Cliff Sowell, Jean Tinnin, Ray Williams and TK King. Also present were President Wally Orrel and Attorney Jay Duncan.
Board Members Mitchell Smith, JR Grovner were absent.
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. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the agenda. Cliff Sowell seconded the motion. Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions. One change was requested by the President to add an action after executive session. The motion passed unanimously.
Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the June 27, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the June 27, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Ray Williams. The motion carried unanimously.
Chris Harper asked Cliff Sowell for the Treasurer’s Report. Dr. Sowell spoke to the Board about the June 2017 financials which mirrored June 2016. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions. No questions were asked.
Update on the MCIDA water system agreement with City of Darien –Mr. Orrel told the Board that the City Attorney has provided our attorney with a proposed intergovernmental agreement which has not been reviewed. He indicated that once both parties have come to terms, the board would review and vote on the agreement.
Update on Exit 49 Completion – Wally Orrel spoke with DOT, the completion date is now mid-August 2017.
Update on King Swamp Road project – the paving of King Swamp Road is planned to begin next week, the paving is being contracted to Seaboard Construction and will take 120 days.
New Business – Millage rate will require a called meeting in the second half of August to set the 2017 rate for the IDA. This is being coordinated by the county and we will be advertising a week prior to our meeting. At this point the county plans to approve their millage and that of the IDA and BOE on August 25, 2017.
President’s Report- none at this time.
MCIDA Board Member Reports – none at this time.
Executive Session – Chris Harper asked Jay Duncan if there was a need for Executive Session, to which Mr. Duncan replied yes. Chris Harper called for a motion to move into Executive Session where real estate issues could be discussed. Jean Tinnin made the motion to move into Executive Session where real estate and legal issues could be discussed. Cliff Sowell seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously and at 6:18 p.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.
At 7:36 p.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session where real estate issues were discussed, to regular session with a motion by Cliff Sowell and seconded by Ray Williams.
Property Purchase Offer – a motion was made by Jean Tinnin and seconded by Ray Williams to offer a price of $70,000 to purchase the closed Georgia Power building in Darien and provide an appropriate due diligence period to inspect the building and site. The vote was unanimously.
Based on the economic impact of the relocation of the Golden Island International from historic downtown Darien to a blighted facility site located on highway 251, a motion was made by Jean Tinnin and seconded by Cliff Sowell to seek from the state, DCA or other and federal government or local programs to provide financial incentives that equal $150,000 in value to Golden Island International. Chris Harper abstained and the vote was 4 yes, 0 no.
Announcements – none at this time
Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. TK King made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Jean Tinnin seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously, the meeting adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Next meeting will be Tuesday, August 29, 2017, 5:00 p.m. workshop and 6:00 p.m. board meeting.