BIA MEETING, AUGUST 21 2013
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on August 21, 2013, at 8:00 am in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 South Main, Blackwell, OK.
The Trustees of the BLACKWELLL INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY met in regular session on Wednesday,
August 21, 2013, at 8:00 a.m., in the Chamber of Conference Room, 120 South Main, Blackwell, OK.
Trustees Present: Chairman Darrel Grossardt
Vice Chairman Ross Cline
Secretary Mike Loftis
1st Asst. Secretary Mike Jeffers
2nd Asst. Secretary Steve Marquardt
Others present: John Robertson Linda McConnell Claude Williams Bill Williams
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Darrel Grossardt at 8:00 a.m.
Consideration, discussion and action taken on the Consent Agenda. Mike Jeffers made a motion to accept the Consent Agenda. Steve Marquardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Loftis, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Chairman’s Report: Darrel Grossardt reported he has been in contact with Neal Hall concerning the railroad crossing at Doolin and 4th Street. The rail and concrete, in the westbound lanes, move when heavy trucks cross over it. Scott Nauer has also been contacted and the railroad crew will be getting it fixed as soon as possible.
Director’s Report: John Robertson asked Jim Menzer to give an update on the transload facility. There is work still being done to get a legal description for the title opinion on the spur.
The deal with Jon Anderson is complete.
A reminder about the GEDMT going to Houston in November. Also, May 4-7 is the American Wind Energy Association Trade Show in Las Vegas.
TIF District letters have gone out and all that is needed is for the county membership to announce TIF board representatives.
Wildcat is closing all offices in Oklahoma. There will be an auction in September and they should be out of the Cool Rush building by Oct.1, 2013. When the BIA gets a viable renter things can be worked out with Wildcat to get released from the lease.
A new prospect (Nuverra) has called about acreage in the Industrial Park. They are interested in the 12 acre parcel of land behind the Electron building or the Cool Rush building if the 5 acre piece of land west of Cool Rush can be leased from Freeport. Either way fencing and gravel bids are being sought.
There is still no word on the bridge rehab over I-35 from the Department of Transportation.
Mike Loftis mentioned a dentist has been found to replace Robert London. Dr. Aaron Neale should be around the middle of September to begin interviews for staffing.
The ag land located in the school land quarter does not need to go out for bids. John Robertson will contact those that were interested in cultivating the land and will be asking $35.00 per acre.
Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding fencing and gravel for 12 acres on Dewey Street.
No action taken at this time.
No action taken with executive session.
There being no further business, Mike Jeffers made a motion to adjourn at 8:20 a.m. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve July 17, 2013, Minutes
B. Vote to approve July 2013 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
5. Discussion regarding ag land in school land quarter.
6. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding fencing and gravel for 12 acre on Dewey Street.
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. Other new business in accordance with Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, Title 25, of the
Oklahoma Statutes, Section 301-314.
9. Motion to adjourn.