The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on July 15, 2015 in the Blackwell Chamber Conference Room, 120 South Main, Blackwell, Oklahoma.
Trustees Present: Chairman Darrel Grossardt Vice-Chairman Ross Cline 1st Assistant Secretary Mike Jeffers
Others Present: John Robertson 9by phone) Linda McConnell Chip Outhier Claude Williams Bill Williams
Trustees Not Present : Secretary Mike Loftis 2nd Assistant Secretary Steve Marquardt
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 Jeffers. Voting against: None.
Chairman’s Report: Darrel Grossardt presented an ad that was placed in “The State of Success” magazine. Darrel also mentioned a visit to the transload facility – the culverts are in, downspouts are in and there are no known leaks in the roof.
Director’s Report: John Robertson mentioned he has been working with the city to store some equipment in the new Transload Facility while the Armory is being worked on. There was a phone call about the Transload Facility from a company in Wichita. They mentioned a loading dock and that is certainly something that can be worked on. There have been two phone calls about the Electron building. One was a return call from someone who has already seen the building. It could be promising. Since this building is in the TIF district and qualifies for new market tax it should soften any deals. X-CHEM has still not contacted anyone about moving out of the building although all employees have been laid off and they are removing items from the building. This building would be a good fit for the county commissioner to use.
Darrel mentioned John Robertson is attending the Governor’s Economic Development Team meeting in Oklahoma City.
Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding approval of EDA closeout documents. No action taken.
Consideration and possible action to enter into an executive session. No action taken.
With no further business to attend Ross Cline made a motion to adjourn at 8:11 am. Mike Jeffers seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers. Voting against: None.
On the Agenda is the following: 1. Opening 2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda: A. Vote to approve June 17, 2015 Minutes B. Vote to approve June 2015 Financial Report 3. Chairman’s Report 4. Director’s Report 5. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding approval of EDA closeout documents. 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. 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 to executive session. ii. Motion to reconvene to 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.