BIA MEETING, JULY 17 2013
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on July 17, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 South Main, Blackwell, OK.
The Trustees of the BLACKWELLL INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY met in regular session on Wednesday,
July 17, 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 Jim Menzer Vicki Eggers
Drew Wilson Claude 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 had nothing to report. Darrel did have some questions for Jim Menzer concerning the easement purchase from Cyprus and an update on the trans load facility title opinion. Jim Menzer mentioned he is still working with Kirk Boersma on the easement purchase and progress is slow. As far as the trans load facility, an abstract will need to be built for the rail spur before a title opinion can be completed.
Director’s Report: John Robertson reported the I-35 bridge utility roadway is still pending with ODOT.
John Robertson attended the Governor’s Economic Development Marketing Team meeting in Tulsa July 9th & 10th.
On August 4th & 5th John Robertson will be attending the Southern Economic Development Conference in Tulsa
The Regional Chamber Executive Group met in Perry and they will again meet August 7th in Blackwell.
On September 3rd , the GEDMT will be meeting with Governor Fallin.
On November 6th ,7th , & 8th , the GEDMT will be hosting a reception and making industrial prospect calls in Houston. While in Houston, John will be visiting the home office of HMT.
American Wind Energy Association will be having a trade show which should be very interesting especially with all the wind energy farm development in this area.
John Robertson has also been in contact with several prospects looking for sites in the industrial park. John has talked to the realtors with the Electron building about getting it cleaned up a bit and making it more appealing.
Discussion and action taken regarding 2013-2014 BIA Officers. Mike Loftis made a motion to keep the slate the same as previous year. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Discussion and action taking regarding 2013-2014 Fiscal budget. Mike Jeffers made a motion to approve the budget as presented. Steve Marquardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None
Consideration and no action taken with executive session.
Discussion regarding rail line track structure investment. Drew Wilson from Blackwell Northern Gateway Railroad presented information concerning track upgrade proposal.
In other new business Mike Loftis mentioned the City Council has approved the TIF Committee for Halliburton. Mike Loftis was voted in as Chairman for the committee.
There being no further business, Mike Jeffers made a motion to adjourn at 9:05 a.m. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Loftis, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Darrel Grossardt, Chairman
Mike Loftis, Secretary
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve June 19, 2013, Minutes
B. Vote to approve June 2013 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
5. Discussion, consideration and possible action on the 2013-2014 BIA Officer elections.
6. Discussion, consideration and possible action on 2013-2014 BIA Fiscal Budget.
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, consideration and possible action regarding rail line track structure investment presented by Drew Wilson.
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