BIA MEETING, FEBRUARY 15 2012
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on February 15, 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 2nd Asst. Secretary Mike Jeffers
Others present: Jeff Seymour Nancy Thompson Jim Menzer Nixie Goff Bill Williams Claude Williams
Members not present: 1st Asst. Secretary Mike Loftis
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. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Sandy. Voting against: None.
Jeff Seymour indicated that he had to supply supplemental information for the EDA grant request for funding for the trans-load facility in the Blackwell Industrial Park. According to Mr. Seymour, EDA is moving forward with funding for this project.
The Department of Transportation is doing another round of TIGER funding. The BIA will be applying for funds for a $2 million project to improve the Kansas portion of the BNG rail line.
A lease has been signed for Total Energy Fabrication to move into the north 85,000 s.f. of the Electron building plus fifteen acres.
Ross Cline made a motion to go into executive session at 8:15 A.M. Mike Jeffers seconded the motion. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Sandy. Voting against: None.
At 8:55 A.M. Mike Jeffers made a motion to reconvene the open meeting. Greg Sandy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Sandy. Voting against: None.
There was no action as a result of the executive session. Doug McKinney, who leases the tillable land on north 13th is asking for approximately $2,100 for lost revenue when the fifteen acres sold to Helena were not harvested. Mike Jeffers made a motion to discuss this matter at a later date. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers and Sandy. Voting against: None.
There being no further business, Mike Jeffers made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 A.M. Greg Sandy seconded the motion. Motion carried.
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
a. Vote to approve December 28, 2011, January 18, 2012, January 25, 2012 and
February 10, 2012 Minutes.
b. Vote to approve January, 2012 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
a. Update on EDA trans-load facility grant.
5. 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.
6. Discussion and possible action on Ag Lease settlement on Helena Chemical property.
7. Other new business in accordance with Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, Title 25, of the
Oklahoma Statutes, Section 301-314.
8. Motion to adjourn.