BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

April 28, 2020

 

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held April 28, 2020, in the board room and video conference of the Industrial Development Authority Office, 211 Walton St, Darien, Georgia, at 9:02 a.m., Chairman, Chris Harper, called the meeting to order.

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

Guest:  Kathleen Russell

Chris Harper welcomed the Board to the meeting.  Chris Harper read, Under circumstances necessitated by emergency conditions involving public safety or the preservation of property or public services agencies or committees thereof ….  may meet by means of teleconference so long as the notice required by this chapter is provided and means are afforded for the public to have simultaneous access to the teleconference meeting. That is O.C.G.A. section 54-14-1(g)

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.   Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve the agenda.  Jean Tinnin seconded the motion.  Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions.  None were given and the motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the March 31, 2020 regular board meeting minutes Davis Poole made the motion to approve the March 31, 2020 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by TK King.  The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the April 10, 2020 called board meeting minutes Ray Williams made the motion to approve the April 10, 2020 called 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 March 2020 financials which mirrored March 2019 except for the expense increase from the waterfront park due to repairs. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Old Business

  • Dawn Malin reviewed the work plan and stated that back in March we had our planning meeting and set some great goals. When social distancing is lifted, we would like to focus on relationship building.
  • Dawn Malin announced that CCGF would like to work with us to set up a matching fund up to $50k to help with McIntosh development. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve a MOU so that we can partner with CCGF.  Ray Williams 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 real estate and RLF.  Jean Tinnin made the motion to move into Executive Session and Buddy Davis seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously and at 9:15 a.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.

At 10:19 a.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session to regular session with a motion by Ray Williams and seconded by Buddy Davis.  The motion carried unanimously.

President’s Report – Dawn Malin said it has been an interesting month with countless zoom meetings.  Thankfully, we’ve had a lot of activity on projects.

MCIDA Board Member Reports – None were given

Announcements – None were given

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Davis Poole made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Ray Williams seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 10:25 a.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, May 26, 2020, 8:00 a.m. workshop & 9:00 a.m. meeting.