BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

September 29, 2020

 

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held September 29, 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 and Davis Poole.  Also, present were President Dawn Malin, Attorney Jay Duncan, and Executive Assistant Teresa Lightsey.

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.  The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the August 25, 2020 regular board meeting minutes Ray Williams made the motion to approve the August 25, 2020 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the September 3, 2020 called board meeting minutes.  Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the September 3, 2020 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 Revolving Loan Fund and property sales. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Old Business

  • Chris Harper announced that there is a need to discuss TIC Covenants in Executive Session so we will continue then move into Executive Session to discuss further.

New Business

  • Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the 2019 audit. Davis Poole made the motion to approve the 2019 audit.  The motion was seconded by TK King.  The motion carried unanimously.
  • Dawn Malin announced that the board retreat is looking to be scheduled around mid-January.
  • Chris Harper announced that Teresa Lightsey will send out potential dates for December’s board meeting.

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 covenants.  Jean Tinnin made the motion to move into Executive Session and Davis Poole seconded the motion, the motion passed unanimously and at 9:10 a.m. the meeting moved into Executive Session.

At 9:18 a.m. the meeting moved out of Executive Session to regular session with a motion by Ray Williams and seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the modification of language in the TIC Covenants as discussed in Executive Session.  Davis Poole made the motion to modify the language in the TIC Covenants as discussed in Executive Session. Cliff Sowell

President’s Report

  • Smith & Son now has a seafood market in our Industrial Park
  • James McKenzie requested to view the equipment in the old Wendy’s building that may be of use to his new seafood business.
  • City would like to know if IDA and DDA would be interested in matching funds concerning boardwalk extension
  • DOT sent out post cards concerning the bridge replacement
  • State of the Port will be virtual this year on October 22nd

MCIDA Board Member Reports – None at this time

Announcements – None at this time

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  TK King made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Cliff Sowell seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 9:31 a.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, October 27, 2020, 8:30 a.m. workshop & 9:00 a.m. meeting.