BIA MEETING, MAY 22 2015
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industiral Authority met in regular session on May 22, 2015, at 8:00 am in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 S. Main, Blackwell, OK
The Trustees of the BLACKWELL INDUSTRIAL AUTHORITY met in special session on Friday, May 22, 2015, at 8:00 am, in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 South Main, Blackwell, OK.
Trustees Present: Chairman Darrel Grossardt
1st Assistant Secretary Mike Jeffers
2nd Assistant Secretary Steve Marquardt
Trustees Not Present: Vice-Chairman Ross Cline
Secretary Mike Loftis
Others Present: John Robertson Linda McConnell
Chip Outhier Claude Williams
Darrel Grossardt opened the meeting at 8:00 am
Mike Jeffers made a motion to accept the consent agenda. Steve Marquardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Chairman’s Report: Darrel Grossardt reported on the Transload Facility after the final inspection. There were about six items that need to be fixed. All in all it is in pretty good shape. The only criteria on the building is that it cannot be sold for 20 years. So for the next 20 years it will be up for lease. It is a nice shell building. Once we get a permanent renter in there will need to be money spent to get office space and bathroom ready.
Director’s Report: John Robertson reported HMT has moved into the new office. Tommy Wilhelm is asking to have the front counter removed or lowered. John will be going out to look at the counter to see exactly what he wants. This will be done at their cost.
Homeland building is proceeding. There still some roof issues. There is a Job Fair in Enid that the company wants to participate in. Work Force Oklahoma has been contacted. Will be doing some paper work on state incentives in about two weeks.
One of the wind mill developers came in to talk. John is pushing to have their office here in Blackwell. were shown a couple of buildings that were available. He really liked the Transload Facility. The developer stated there will be approximately 300 workers here to put up the windmills, which will help our hotel situation out.
Smith and Oakes have been here and surveyed the area for the land swap with HMT and G&C Concrete.
Menzer will be working on the title work.
We are waiting on the Title Opinion from Menzer for the property near the Trans Load Facility. Hopefully that will be done in a couple of weeks. Contract with him he is suppose to out by June 1.
Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding recommendation of Ross Cline and Steve Marquardt to the Blackwell Industrial Authority Trustee position to the City of Blackwell. Mike Jeffers made a motion to recommend Ross Cline and Steve Marquardt to the Blackwell Industrial Authority Trustee positions to the City of Blackwell. Darrel Grossardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Jeffers, and Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Consideration and possible action to enter into executive session. No action taken.
With no further business to attend Steve Marquardt made a motion to adjourn at 8:13 am. Darrel Grossardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
Chip Outhier mentioned that he and T.J. Greenfield went to the Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency to voice their support for the Larken Hotel. They had an issue with the paper work and the board had question about the numbers that were used for the cost of remodeling. The board thought they were too high. Though they do not have guide lines for what is too high or too low. So, they will be reapplying again this year. This will set the project back about six to eight months.
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve April 15, 2015 Minutes
B. Vote to approve April 2015 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
5. Discussion, consideration and possible action regarding recommendation of Ross Cline and Steve Marquardt to the Blackwell Industrial Authority Trustee position to the City of Blackwell.
6. 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
i. Motion to convene executive session.
ii. Motion to reconvene open meeting.
iii. Action, if any, from executive session.
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.