BIA MEETING, JANUARY 18 2012
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on January 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: Jeff Seymour Steve Marquardt
Nancy Thompson Nixie Goff Bill Williams Claude Williams
The meeting was opened by Chairman Darrel Grossardt at 8:00 A.M.
Mike Loftis made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Greg Sandy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
Darrel Grossardt reported on the recent activity regarding BNGRR. Jeff Seymour, Darrel Grossardt and Neal Hall from ODOT met with Caleb Stone of NRCS plus two surveyors to inspect the area recently repaired by NRCS behind the Tickel property. The survey indicated a small amount of settlement between the rail line and Chikaskia River. The trains have been using the tracks recently to bring in canola grain for storage at the old ConAgra mill. Northern Ag Services is the new owner of the ConAgra property. Mr. Seymour, Mr. Grossardt, Scott Nauer and John Howell also recently inspected improvements made to the Kansas portion of the BNG rail funded by the BIA Rail Improvement Funds.
Darrel Grossardt also reported that the Chamber banquet will be January 30.
Mr. Steve Marquardt was present to give a brief report on the work Pioneer Tech has done with Mr. Cary Meister of OICC.
Jeff Seymour reported that the EDA grant has been resubmitted, and the BIA may hear within the next two weeks if the funding is received.
Mr. Seymour also reported that the new Malibu office is complete and has been paid for and that the BIA has received the lease payment for the re-negotiated price this month.
The quit claim deed with J&J Services has been cleared up.
Jeff Seymour reported that the audit by CBEW was good, with only the usual recommendation that more oversight is needed for money handled in the BIA office. Mr. Seymour reported that this finding is very common in small offices. Greg Sandy made a motion to accept the audit. Mike Jeffers seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
At 8:12 A.M., Mike Jeffers made a motion to go into executive session. Greg Sandy seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
At 8:58 A.M., Mike Loftis made a motion to reconvene the open meeting. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
There was no action as a result of the executive session.
There no action to amend the current fiscal year budget.
Mike Jeffers made a motion to increase the BIA’s contribution to the Chamber by 10% starting as of January 1, 2012. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Cline, Grossardt, Jeffers, Loftis and Sandy. Voting against: None.
There being no further business, Mike Jeffers made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 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 21, 2011 Minutes.
B. Vote to approve December 2011 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report:
A. Update on EDA trans-load facility grant.
B. Update on Malibu Trucking project.
C. Update on quit claim deed on The North 125 feet of Tracts Fourteen (14) and Fifteen (15), West Blackwell Industrial Park.
5. Discussion and possible action on 2011 BIA audit.
6. 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 BIA’s jurisdiction.
i. Motion to convene executive session.
ii. Motion to reconvene open meeting.
iii. Action, if any, from executive session.
7. Discussion and possible action to amend current fiscal year budget.
8. Discussion and possible action to modify the consulting contract with the Chamber of
9. Other new business in accordance with Oklahoma’s Open Meeting Act, Title 25, of the
Oklahoma Statutes, Section 301-314.
10. Motion to adjourn.