BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Regular Board Meeting Minutes

January 26, 2021

 

The regular board meeting of the McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (MCIDA) was held January 26, 2021, 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, Cliff Sowell Davis Poole, Sam Oliver, Tom Draffin, Bill Hodges.  Also, present were President Dawn Malin and Attorney Jay Duncan.

Teresa McDermott was absent.

Guest:  Kathleen Russell

Chris Harper welcomed the Board to the meeting.

Chris Harper introduced newly sworn in Board Members Sam Oliver, Tom Draffin and Bill Hodges.

McIntosh County Commissioners reappointed Cliff Sowell and appointed Tom Draffin and Bill Hodges to serve four-year terms with the exception of Tom Draffin has taken the resigned seat of Buddy DeLoach which only has 2 years left on term. The City of Darien reappointed Chris Harper to continue serving and appointed Sam Oliver to the board.Their terms are 01.01.2021-12.31.2024.  Mr. Harper welcomed new Board Members and the Board to the meeting.

Tom Draffin offered the invocation which was followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the agenda.   Davis Poole made the motion to approve the agenda.  Cliff Sowell seconded the motion.  Mr. Harper asked if there were any changes, additions, or deletions.  Chris Harper requested to add item for park usage and the motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the December 9, 2020 regular board meeting minutes Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve the December 9, 2020 regular board meeting minutes.  The motion was seconded by Cliff Sowell.  The motion carried unanimously.

Chris Harper requested a motion to approve the January 15, 2021 regular board meeting minutes Davis Poole made the motion to approve the January 15, 2021 regular 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 November and December 2020 financials with the only unusual item is the Revolving Loan Fund. Dr. Sowell asked the Board if they had any questions.  None were asked.

Old Business

  1. Dawn Malin gave updates on Projects.
    1. Project Seahorse is still considering us for their project. They have been working with site selection group.  Hopefully will know something this week who they choose.  This project has been going on for 2 years.
    2. Project Passion and Project Flower will be submitting applications to the State for the licensing that they are requesting. Should have a decision by April.

New Business

  1. New Year Business Requirements:
    • Cliff Sowell requested a motion to approve Chris Harper as chairman of MCIDA. The motion was seconded by Sam Oliver.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve Davis Poole as vice-chairman of MCIDA. The motion was seconded by Sam Oliver.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Davis Poole made the motion approve Cliff Sowell as secretary/treasurer. The motion was seconded by Sam Oliver.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Chris Harper requested a motion to approve The Darien News as the legal organ for MCIDA. Jean Tinnin made the motion to approve The Darien News.  The motion was seconded by Davis Poole.  The motion carried unanimously.
    • Jean Tinnin requested a motion to approve Southeastern Bank as the depository for MCIDA. The motion was seconded by Sam Oliver.  The motion carried unanimously.  Chris Harper abstained.
    • Cliff Sowell made the motion to approve Jean Tinnin as Board Appointee to SEGA. The motion was seconded by Davis Poole.  The motion carried unanimously.
  2. Dawn Malin announced that First Coast French Ring Sport 2121 Trial has requested a smaller dog training exposition for 2/25/21-2/28/21 in our Industrial Park. Davis Poole made a motion to approve the First Coast French Ring Sport 2021 Trial to use the Industrial Park as long as they list us as the additionally insured on their insurance.  The motion was seconded by Sam Oliver.  The motion carried unanimously.

 

Executive Session – None at this time

President’s Report

  1. Welcomes the new Board Members

MCIDA Board Member Reports – None at this time

Announcements

  1. Jean Tinnin thanked TK King and Ray Williams for serving on the board of MCIDA and their dedication to this county. Chris Harper seconded that comment.
  2. Davis Poole gave an update on Department of Natural Resource Coastal Marshlands & Shore Protection. Davis Poole has been put on the Committee.
  3. Davis Poole gave an update on David Zeloski – update of Ga Grown “The Fork in the Road”

Chris Harper called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Davis Poole made the motion to adjourn the meeting, Cliff Sowell seconded the motion.  The motion carried unanimously; the meeting adjourned at 9:23 a.m.

Next meeting will be Tuesday, February 23, 2021, 8:00 a.m. workshop & 9:00 a.m. meeting.