BIA Meeting, February 18 2015

The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on February 18, 2015, at 8:00 am in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 S. Main, Blackwell, OK.

 

Darrel Grossardt opened the meeting at 8:00 am.

Mike Jeffers made a motion to accept the consent agenda.  Ross Cline 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 had nothing to report.

Director’s Report: John Robertson reported Drew Wilson is no longer with Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad, the company the BIA contracts with to run our rail. He has been the go to guy for any dealings.  This is a pretty major change.
John had written a letter to the ODOT in November concerning the rail.  At two separate meetings John had a visit with Gary Riddley and Patterson from ODOT and talked to both of them about the rail.  John finally received a response from his initial letter and ODOT is going to evaluate the existing rail and give appraisals of a running rail line and as a salvage value.  This will give a good starting point for negotiations.
HMT had a visit from OSHA and about 17 barrels were found behind one of the buildings. These barrels have been there since the beginning of HMT’s lease.  A hazardous waste company was called.  They came in and evaluated the barrels.  The barrels contained water and a black sandy type material. They will dispose of the ones containing an unknown substance and Tommy Wilhelm from HMT will dispose of the empty barrels. Cost is 250 per barrel with a large shipping fee The hazardous waste company literally stacked these on a pallet wrapped them in plastic and contacted Fed-X to haul them off to a place in Indiana.  The cost of the disposal was $3977.00.
Project Aurora is still alive. This project is dealing with the property on 13th street approximately 100 acres.  There have been three rounds of questionnaires so far. This is a German Company, multi-state evaluation, and it will be an automotive parts foundry somewhere.
On March 23rd there will be a Northwest Oklahoma Alliance Reception in Oklahoma City.  We have four tickets if anyone is interested in going to that.  Governor is scheduled to talk and Lt. Governor will also be there.

Vicki Eggers from the NODA was present to give an update on the Trans-load Facility.  She will be taking a tour of the building.  She mentioned EDA is pleased so far with the progress.

Rick Schlegal was not able to attend the meeting but John Robertson explained the change order for the extra electrical work that needs to take place at the Trans-load Facility. There are two options of getting the electrical service inside the building, Option 1 is to come in and put the conduit inside the building and that is at a cost of around $12,000.00 and Option 2, which is what Rick Schlegal recommended,  is burying the cable and come in where the existing box is located and that is $6,768.00.

Greg Sixkiller explained another major reason to bury the cable is clearance and sagging of the line, especially in the summer time. With two options given, Mike Jeffers made a motion to go with option 2, to install conduit and aluminum wiring outside the building from the disconnect to the existing panel with 3-4/0, #2 conduit/PVC with steel risers at a cost of $6,768.00.  Mike Loftis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Voting for:  Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Loftis, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt.  Voting against: None.

At 8:15 Greg Sixkiller, Gary Jansonious, and Vicki Eggers left the meeting

Consideration and possible action to enter into executive session.  At 8:15 am Mike Loftis made a motion to enter into executive session.  Steve Marquardt seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Voting for:  Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt.  Voting against:  None.

At 9:05 Ross Cline made a motion to reconvene to open meeting.  Mike Loftis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Voting for:  Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Loftis, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt.  Voting against:  None.

Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding property at 105 North 29th Street.
Mike Loftis made a motion to authorize John to negotiate on behalf of the BIA and bring back an agreed upon price and bring it back to the board for approval.  Mike Jeffers seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Voting for:  Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt.  Voting against:  None

With no further business to attend.  Steve Marquardt made a motion to adjourn at 9:07 am.  Mike Loftis seconded the motion.  Motion carried.  Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Loftis, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt.  Voting against:  None.

 

 

 

Agenda

On the Agenda is the following:
1. Opening
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve January 21, 2014 Minutes
B. Vote to approve January 2014 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
5. Vicki Eggers Report
6. Rick Schlegal – Cardinal Engineering Report
7. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding change order for electrical work at Transload Facility.
8. Consideration and possible action to enter into an executive session authorized by
Oklahoma Statutes, Title 25, Section 307 ( C ) (1), 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
BIA’s jurisdiction.
i. Motion to convene executive session.
ii. Motion to reconvene open meeting.
iii. Action, if any, from executive session.
9. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding property at 105 North 29th Street.
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.