BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

March 31, 2020

 

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held March 31, 2020, in the board room and video conference 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, Cliff Sowell, Ray Williams,  Buddy DeLoach and Davis Poole.  Also, present were President Dawn Malin, Attorney Jay Duncan, and Executive Assistant Teresa Gibson.

Board Member absent was TK King.

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.   Buddy DeLoach 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 and the motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the February 25, 2020 regular board meeting minutes Ray Williams made the motion to approve the February 25, 2020 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Davis Poole.  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 January 2020 financials which mirrored January 2019 with no notable differences in income or expenses.  Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Chris Harper asked Cliff Sowell for the Treasurer’s Report.  Dr. Sowell spoke to the Board about the February 2020 financials which mirrored February 2019 with the net income being reduced due to property tax income not coming in late this year as it did last year.  Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Old Business

  • Chris Harper stated that we had approved the MOU for Spartina Grill, but we are needing to amend the MOU. The owner of Spartina Grille has applied for a SBA loan. The SBA requested section 1D be removed.  Davis Poole made the motion to strike section 1D from the MOU with Spartina Grill and Cliff Sowell seconded the motion. Chris Harper abstained. The motion carried unanimously.

Executive Session – None were given

President’s Report – None were given

MCIDA Board Member Reports – None were given

Announcements

Chris Harper stated that there will be more to come on SBA loans/grants

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Buddy DeLoach made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Ray Williams seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 9:11 a.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 8:00 a.m. workshop & 9:00 a.m. meeting.