The regular meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held June 27, 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, Mitchell Smith, JR Grovner, and TK King. Also present were President Wally Orrel and Executive Assistant, Karen Hlusko.

Board Member Ray Williams and Attorney Jay Duncan were absent. JR Grovner left the meeting at 6:49 p.m.

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. None were given. The motion passed unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the May 30, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the May 30, 2017 regular board meeting minutes. The motion was seconded by Jean Tinnin. 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 May 2017 financials. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

Old Business
 Update on the MCIDA water system agreement with City of Darien – the last meeting took place on June 2 with Wally Orrel and Jay Duncan in attendance. Mr. Orrel told the Board that the City Attorney has given the preliminary agreement to the City Manager to review, no word yet.
 Update on Exit 49 Completion – Wally Orrel spoke with DOT, the completion date is July 31, 2017.
 Update on former Gateway Property status regarding getting a clear title from US Bank Trust National – Mr. Orrel stated that this is ongoing, the property was quit claim deeded back to the MCIDA after the property was destroyed by the 2008 tornado, the bond issue on the property has not been recorded as satisfied.
 Update on King Swamp Road project – the paving of King Swamp Road is still planned, right now the County is getting the site ready, after that is completed, paving should take 120 days.

New Business – none at this time

 

President’s Report
Chris Harper asked Wally Orrel for the President’s Report. Mr. Orrel told the Board that eight (8) project managers from Atlanta will be in the area in the month of July. The joint development authority has arranged this visit, the project managers will be touring the area. Also, for May 2018 Mr. Orrel has sent out “save the date” notifications to project managers and economic developers with the port and allies with the state. This program, “Ride on the Wild Side” will be held in conjunction with the GEDA event on Jekyll Island as the project managers and economic developers will be in the area already.

MCIDA Board Member Reports – none at this time.

Executive Session – Chris Harper asked Wally Orrel if there was a need for Executive Session, to which Mr. Orrel replied yes. Chris Harper called for a motion to move into Executive Session where real estate and legal 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 6:28 p.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.

At 7:30 p.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session where real estate and legal issues were discussed, to regular session with a motion by Cliff Sowell and seconded by Mitchell Smith.

Announcements – none at this time

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting. Mitchell Smith made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Cliff Sowell seconded the motion. The motion carried unanimously, the meeting adjourned at 7:32 p.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 5:00 p.m. workshop and 6:00 p.m. board meeting.