BIA MEETING, APRIL 18 2012
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on April 18, 2012, at 8:00 A.M. in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 S. Main, Blackwell, Oklahoma.
The following Trustees were present:
Chairman Darrel Grossardt
Vice-Chairman Ross Cline
Secretary-Treasurer Greg Sandy
1st Asst. Secretary Mike Loftis
2nd Asst. Secretary Mike Jeffers
Others present: Jim Menzer Jeff Seymour
Nancy Thompson Drew Wilson
Steve Marquardt Mike Anello
Bill Williams Claude Williams
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Darrel Grossardt at 8:00 A.M.
Mike Jeffers made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Greg Sandy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Sandy. Voting against: None.
At 8:03 A.M. Mike Loftis came in.
Darrel Grossardt reported that he and Jeff Seymour had met with Drew Wilson and John Howell of BNGRR to discuss railroad issues.
Jeff Seymour reported that Nancy Thompson will be retiring at the end of the month. A reception for her will be held April 26 from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. Linda McConnell is attending the Heartland Economic Development training course in Kansas City this week.
Mike Jeffers made a motion to hire Linda McConnell as BIA coordinator. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
There is a billboard on the BIA Phase III property which G & C Concrete is interested in leasing. The permit for the billboard will cost $100.00. Mr. Seymour has suggested that the BIA pay for the cost of the permit, with G & C constructing the billboard and paying $100 a month lease price. This matter was tabled until Mr. Seymour has more specific details.
The damage claim with Mr. McKinney was discussed. Greg Sandy made a motion to pay $30 an acre for 15 acres, or $450.00 to Mr. McKinney as settlement. His motion died for lack of a second. This matter was tabled and will be discussed at a later Board meeting. Mr. Menzer was asked to negotiate with Mr. McKinney.
Drew Wilson was present to discuss the $110,000 bridge construction project on the Kansas portion of the railroad. This matter was also tabled with the executive director directed to negotiate with the BNG Board and bring a concrete proposal.
Ross Cline made a motion to go into executive session at 8:35 A.M. Mike Loftis seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
At 9:20 A.M. Greg Sandy left. At 9:25 A.M. Mike Jeffers made a motion to reconvene the open meeting. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Loftis. Voting against: None.
The matter regarding the G & C Concrete/HMT Tank common use agreement for BNG rail spur was tabled. The executive director was asked to finalize the proposal and bring it back to the Trustees for consideration.
There being no further business, Ross Cline made a motion to adjourn at 9:30 P.M. Mike Jeffers seconded the motion. Motion carried.
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve March 21, 2012, Minutes.
B. Vote to approve March 2012 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
A. Update on Linda McConnell attending the Heartland training.
B. Update on Nancy Thompson’s retirement.
5. Discussion and possible action on hiring Linda McConnell as BIA Coordinator
6. Discussion and possible action regarding the billboard lease at the Blackwell Industrial Park Phase 3.
7. Consideration and possible action to enter into an executive session authorized by
Oklahoma Statutes, Title 25, Section 307 ( C ) (10), regarding the following:
A. Matters pertaining to economic development, including the transfer of property,
financing, or the creation of a proposal to entice a business to locate within the
i. Motion to convene executive session.
ii. Motion to reconvene open meeting.
iii. Action, if any, from executive session.
8. Discussion and possible action on Ag Lease settlement on Helena Chemical property.
9. Discussion and possible action regarding BIA assistance with BNG Kansas bridge repairs.
10. Other new business in accordance with Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, Title 25, of the
Oklahoma Statutes, Section 301-314.
11. Motion to adjourn.