BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

February 25, 2020

 

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held February 25, 2020, in the board room of the Industrial Development Authority Office, 211 Walton St, Darien, Georgia, at 9:00 a.m., Chairman, Chris Harper, called the meeting to order.

Board Members present at meeting when called to order:  Chris Harper, 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.

Board Member absent was Cliff Sowell.

Guest:  Kathleen Russell

Chris Harper welcomed the Board to the meeting.

Buddy DeLoach 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.  TK King seconded the motion.  Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions.  Chris Harper requested to move Old Business item to Executive Session and the motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the January 28, 2020 regular board meeting minutes Davis Poole made the motion to approve the January 28, 2020 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Buddy DeLoach.  The motion carried unanimously.

New Business

  1. New Year Business Requirements:
    • Chris Harper requested a motion to approve The Darien News as the legal organ for MCIDA. Davis Poole made the motion to approve The Darien News.  The motion was seconded by TK King.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Chris Harper requested a motion to approve Southeastern Bank as the depository for MCIDA. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve Southeastern Bank.  The motion was seconded by Davis Poole.  The motion carried unanimously.  Chris Harper abstained.
    • TK King made the motion to approve Chris Harper as chairman of MCIDA. The motion was seconded by Buddy DeLoach.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Ray Williams made the motion to approve Jean Tinnin as vice-chairman of MCIDA. The motion was seconded by Buddy DeLoach.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Jean Tinnin made the motion approve Cliff Sowell as secretary/treasurer. The motion was seconded by TK King.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Ray Williams made the motion to approve Cliff Sowell as Board Appointee to SEGA. The motion was seconded by Davis Poole.  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 equipment.  Ray Williams made the motion to move into Executive Session and Davis Poole seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously and at 9:04 a.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.

At 9:24 a.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session to regular session with a motion by Buddy DeLoach and seconded by Davis Poole.  The motion carried unanimously.

Davis Poole called for a motion to create an agreement with Clay Hutchinson owner of Spartina Grill based on the average of full-time equivalent jobs created in consideration for the equipment.  Buddy DeLoach seconded the motion.  Chris Harper announced that in the agreement Dawn Malin, Attorney Jay Duncan, and Chris Harper will finalize the agreement and will report back to the board.  The motion carried unanimously.

President’s Report

  1. January 30 – Meet with CRC and GSU
  2. February 4 – Hosting & touring potential hotel manager
  3. February 10/11 – Planning & Zoning Workshop/Meeting
  4. February 18 – UEDA Rally & WTC Savannah – Protocol GDEcD
  5. February 19 – SEGA meeting
  6. February 21 – Darien Telephone Grant awarded in Claxton

MCIDA Board Member Reports

  • Davis Poole announced that the Excursion filming will be in 2 weeks

Announcements

  1. March 6 – Planning meeting facilitated by Peggy Jolley
  2. March 14 – Chamber Golf Tournament
  3. March 18 – Southeast GA Alliance meeting
  4. March 25-27 – SEDC Meet with Consultants and WTC Sav Site Selector event
  5. March 27-29 – Blessing of the Fleet

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Buddy DeLoach made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Davis Poole seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 10:14 a.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 8:00 a.m. workshop & 9:00 a.m. meeting.