BIA MEETING, NOVEMBER 19 2014
The Trustees of the Blackwell Industrial Authority met in regular session on November 19, 2014, at 8:00 am in the Chamber Conference Room, 120 S. Main, Blackwell, OK 74631
Trustees Present: Chairman Darrel Grossardt
Vice Chairman Ross Cline
1st Asst. Secretary Mike Jeffers
2nd Asst. Secretary Steve Marquardt
Trustees Not Present Secretary Mike Loftis
Others present: John Robertson Linda McConnell Jim Menzer Claude Williams Vicki Eggers Chip Outhier
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. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Mike Jeffers, Ross Cline, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
At 8:05 Chip Outhier, City Manager, entered the meeting.
At 8:07 Vicki Eggers, NODA representative, entered the meeting.
Chairman’s Report: Darrel Grossardt congratulated John on receiving the New Chamber Executive of the Year Award from the Oklahoma Chamber of Commerce Executives.
Director’s Report: John Robertson reported there are several projects going on at this time. The closing with the Homeland building has not happened yet. The buyer and seller are getting the abstract up to date. Again, it is jobs that are not oil related and will create approximately 120 jobs with an average income of $38,000.00.
Trans-load facility is moving along.
Holiday Inn has broken ground.
There has been some question as to what is happening east of the Elks Lodge. A natural gas company has been testing the pressure on the old gas lines.
We have received our first reimbursement from NODA, $120,135.00.
There is a stretch of rail from 13th Street to the Kansas line that is owned by ODOT. The BIA is asking for ownership of that rail. Utilizing revenue generated through the existing TIF District would pay for the bridge upgrades that is desperately needed to increase the weight capacity.
Vicki Eggers reported the Trans-load Facility is coming along. There is an existing switch that needs to be changed; the original order had the wrong size. A simpler method of fixing the problem will result in a $4000.00 increase. This will need to be approved at the next board meeting.
Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding Proposed Roadway and Utility Easement Agreement with Jon Anderson. Steve Marquardt made a motion to accept the Proposed Roadway and Utility Easement with Jon Anderson with the exception of the utilities being placed above ground. Ross Cline seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None
Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding 2015 BIA meeting dates. Ross Cline made a motion to accept the proposed 2015 BIA meeting dates. Mike Jeffers seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
There being no further business, Mike Jeffers made a motion to adjourn at 8:15. Steve Marquardt seconded the motion. Motion carried. Voting for: Darrel Grossardt, Ross Cline, Mike Jeffers, Steve Marquardt. Voting against: None.
On the Agenda is the following:
2. Discuss and take action on Consent Agenda:
A. Vote to approve September 24 and October 15, 2014 Minutes
B. Vote to approve October 2014 Financial Report.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Director’s Report
5. Vicki Eggers update on Trans-load Facility.
6. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding Proposed Roadway and Utility Easement Agreement with Jon Anderson.
7. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding 2015 BIA meeting dates.
8. 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.
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.