BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

May 29, 2018

 

The regular meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held May 29, 2018, 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 called to order were:  Chris Harper, Cliff Sowell, Jean Tinnin, TK King, and Ray Williams.  Also present were President Wally Orrel, Dawn Malin, Attorney Jay Duncan, and Executive Assistant Teresa Gibson.

Board Member JR Grovner arrived at 6:06.  Mitchell Smith was absent.

Guest:  Pete Snell and Art Lucas

Chris Harper welcomed the Board to the meeting.

Ray Williams offered the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the agenda.   TK King made the motion to approve the agenda. Ray Williams seconded the motion.  Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions.  Wally Orrel asked to delete the sixth item in the new business section, update on the Waterfront Agreement.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the April 24, 2018 regular board meeting minutes.  Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the April 24, 2018 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Jean Tinnin.  The motion carried unanimously.

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 to discuss real estate and legal.  Jean Tinnin made the motion to move into Executive Session and Cliff Sowell seconded the motion, the motion passes unanimously and at 6:08 p.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.

At 7:02 p.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the May 1, 2018 called board meeting minutes.  Ray Williams made the motion to approve the May 1, 2018 called board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  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 April 2018 financials.  Dr. Sowell reviewed the financials and explained that the tax revenue was higher for April this year due to tax bills going out later than normal.  Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Old Business

  1. Paving has been completed in the old section in Tidewaters Industrial Complex. Striping on the roads have been delayed due to weather conditions.
  2. Selling of the 2-acre property in the Tidewaters Industrial Complex is moving forward. Attorney Jay Duncan is working on the paperwork that will coordinate the date of the 10-acre track purchase in January 2018.
  3. We are still competing for the international company looking to build a 500,000 sq. ft facility that will employ 1,800 workers. More to come on this.
  4. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the new PTO time for Dawn Malin from 10 days to 15 days as the contract reflected that begins for year 1 rather than year 2. Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the new PTO.  The motion was seconded by Ray Williams.  The motion passes unanimously.

New Business

  1. Signage of the contract between Dawn Malin and McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority as the new President/CEO. Chris Harper and board members welcomes Dawn Malin.
  2. Chris Harper requested a motion to add Dawn Malin to all Southeastern Bank accounts and the safe deposit box effective June 1, 2018. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve Dawn Malin being added to Southeastern Bank accounts and safe deposit box.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion passes unanimously.  Chris Harper abstained.
  3. Chris Harper requested a motion to remove Wally Orrel from all Southeastern Bank accounts and the safe deposit box effective June 1, 2018. Ray Williams made the motion to approve removing Wally Orrel from Southeastern Bank accounts and safe deposit box.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion passes unanimously.  Chris Harper abstained.
  4. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve a letter requesting a credit card for Dawn Malin at Southeastern Bank with the same limit as Wally Orrel effective June 1, 2018. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve Dawn Malin receiving a credit card at Southeastern Bank.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion passes unanimously.  Chris Harper abstained.
  5. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve allowing Coast Guard to add “Life Jacket Zone” painting to our cement walkway at dock. Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve allowing Coast Guard to paint “Life Jacket Zone” to our cement walkway at dock.  The motion was seconded by JR Grovner.  The motion passes unanimously.
  6. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the revised 2018 budget. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the revised 2018 budget.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion passes unanimously.
  7. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the extension for the default letter sent by Jay Duncan on May 7, 2018 for Oaks on the River project by an additional 30 days (July 7, 2018). Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the extension for the default letter for Oaks on the River project by an additional 30 days.  The motion was seconded by Ray Williams.  The motion passes unanimously.
  8. Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the intergovernmental agreement for County to assume operation of water system located in Tidewaters Industrial Complex. Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the agreement for County to assume operation of water system located in Tidewaters Industrial Complex. The motion was seconded by TK King.  The motion carries unanimously.

President’s Report

  1. DDA has withdrew from the IDA docks. We will go back to charging daily rate as we had prior to this program. Wynn Gale has agreed to become our new dock master representing the IDA.
  2. Three of our board members and 18 other local leaders met with the new company, The Mechanical Shop Inc two weeks ago. They currently have 212 employees and have moved up their timeline from the relocation of their home office from the end of the year to the early August 2018.
  3. Our annual audit is underway with Arline & Wiggins.
  4. Georgia Power created a very colorful map of our Tidewaters Industrial Complex so that we have updated marketing material of our properties and copies were given out.
  5. Southeast Georgia Alliance will be having their 2018 FAM Tour on August 21-23. Dawn Malin is the incoming chairman for this organization.  All costs are covered by Southeast Georgia Alliance.
  6. Wally welcomed Dawn Malin as our incoming President/CEO. We are very fortunate to have her, and Wally looks forward to next month’s orientation.

MCIDA Board Member Reports – None at this time

Announcements

  1. TK King announced that the Red, White, and Blues event will be on June 30th in our waterfront park.
  2. Chris Harper announced that the Annual Chamber dinner will be on June 21st at 5:30 pm at Hudson Creek Lodge.

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Ray Williams made the motion to adjourn the meeting, TK King seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously, the meeting adjourned at 7:31 p.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m. workshop and 6:00 p.m. board meeting.