Final sales tax receipts have not yet been received. Golub moved to accept the Treasurer’s Report, seconded by Mr. Following discussion, the Treasurer’s Report was approved.3. Gillen spoke about the opening of Rivers Casino and his annual presentation to the Schenectady County Legislature about Metroplex activities over the past year. Absent: John Mallozzi and Neil Golub Others: Jayme Lahut, Jim Callander David Hogenkamp and audience of 2 Call to Order: Mr. Metroplex conducted an environmental review of the project pursuant to SEQRA and Resolution 1013-16 concluded that the project was an Unlisted Action with no significant effect on the environment. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1013-16; seconded by Ms. STS pays full taxes on its primary fabrication facility. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1015-16; seconded by Mr. Following discussion, Resolution 1015-16 was approved unanimously.7. Relocation Project: Resolution 1016-16 — Adopt the General Project Plan The project involved Furlocity, an online marketplace enabling pet owners to search, identify, and book trusted pet boarding stays, services and hotels, relocating operations from San Diego to the NYBiz Lab at 251 State Street. 13 State Street/ YMCA Redevelopment Project: Resolution 1018-16 — Enter into Lease The renovation of the former YMCA included 8,572 square feet of commercial space (the former gym). Monthly parking passes rose by more than 11 percent in 2015 and visitor parking spoked upwards too. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1019-16; seconded by Mr. Zalewski-Wildzunas summarized the twelve-month financial report that was distributed in advance of the meeting. Lahut Executive Director Present: Ray Gillen, Sharon Jordan, Robert Dieterich, Bill Chapman, Bob Mantello, Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas, Brad Lewis, and Bob Wall. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved adoption of the December 9, 2015 meeting minutes; seconded by Ms. The .9 million project will start right away and be completed in late 2017. General Electric Company Project: Resolution 1014-16 — Adopt General Project Plan Resolution 1014-16, authorizing an exemption from sales and use taxes for the project, was moved by Mr. Resolution 1015-16 authorized a Pilot a 4-acre leased parcel that STS uses. Parking revenues have seen a steady increase and the budget proposed a slight decline in expenses. Public Comment — Elmer Bertsch of Niskayuna commented on the Metroplex reporting and other statute-related issues.12. Gillen invited the Board to his annual report before the County Legislature on February 1.13. The application is focused on energy efficient streetlighting along the main corridor of the site. Final reconciliation of sales tax receipts were not completed, but preliminarily income fell slightly lower than budget, but substantially higher than 2014. The Predevelopment budget was higher due to increased development activities. General Electric Company Project: Resolution 1013-16 — SEQRA Review The project involved renovation and upgrades totaling about 170,000 square feet at Buildings 43, 40 and 5 along with new parking facilities within GE Power’s downtown campus. Following discussion, Resolution 1014-16 was approved.6. STS Steel, Inc.: Resolution 1015-16 — Adopt General Project Plan As part of a reconfiguration of property lines, STS Steel and Maxon Alco Holdings, owner of the Mohawk Harbor site, facilitated a new site entrance and reduced the exposed laydown area for STS product. STS also will acquire a property on Peek Street for additional storage. Downtown Parking Budget: Resolution 1019-16 — Adopt Budget The Fiscal Audit Committee recommended approving the parking operating budget at its November 12 meeting. Metroplex acts as a conduit for the funding on behalf of Mohawk Harbor.
Absent: John Mallozzi Others: Jayme Lahut, Jim Callander, David Hogenkamp and audience of 4 Call to Order: Mr. after introducing three recently approved Board members1. Mantello moved adoption of the January 20, 2016 meeting minutes; seconded by Ms. Metroplex will also replace obsolete emergency and directional signage within the facility. Zalewski-Wildzunas and approved after brief discussion. Metroplex’s participation has remained unchanged for the last four years. Mohawk Harbor Development Project (Urban Corridor): Resolution 1024-16 — Apply for Grant Funding Resolution 1024-16 authorized making application to National Grid’s Urban Center and Commercial District Revitalization Program. 13 State Street/ YMCA Redevelopment Project: Resolution 1025-16 — Amend the General Project Plan Resolution 1025-16 authorized allocating $54,000 to CHA Associates for survey and design work associated with the final phase of work for the lower State Street sidewalk and lighting project. CHA designed the original project and has been tasked with preparing construction documents for the final block from S.
Lahut Executive Director Present: Ray Gillen, Brad Lewis, Sharon Jordan, Nancy Casso, Robert Dieterich, Todd Edwards, Neil Golub, Bob Mantello, Paul Webster, and Karen Zalewski-Wildzunas. Resolution 1020-16 authorized a $95,000 grant for leasehold improvements and tenant fit-up and a sales tax exemption. The improvements make the facility easier to locate and more identifiable along the Broadway corridor. DSIC Support Grant (Downtown Cleanup Program): Resolution 1022-16 — Adopt General Project Plan The action involved making a $160,650 grant in support of DSIC’s cleaning and beautification activities to keep the downtown clean, neat and safe 7-days a week. Following discussion about the progress being made at Mohawk Harbor, Resolution 1023-16 was approved.7. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1025-16; seconded by Mr.
In May, the Board approved initial funding for the Schenectady County Visitors Agency. ECIC was started in 2014 by retired GE executives and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wise Labs. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1030-16; seconded by Ms. Public Comment — Bob Harvey of the Eastern Avenue Neighborhood Association in Schenectady thanked Neil Golub for his support of the litter cleanup program on Eastern Avenue and commented on the Authority’s Minority and Women-owned Goal Plan. Gillen reported on the sales tax distribution to the towns and villages, which was the highest ever in 2015. Payments start at $37,000 and increase 2 percent per year over the life of the IDA Pilot. The $25 million project will total 65,000 square feet with ground floor retail and commercial offices on the upper floors. Downtown Ambassador Program: Resolution 1043-16 — Adopt the General Project Plan Resolution 1043-16 awarded a grant of up to $75,000 to the City Mission for its Downtown Ambassador program.
Schenectady County Visitors Agency: Resolution 1029-16 — Adopt General Project Plan Resolution 1029-16 authorized an additional $60,000 in grant funding to be utilized for the continued promotion of Schenectady as a conference destination. Electric City Innovation Center Project: Resolution 1030-16 — Adopt General Project Plan Resolution 1030-16 awarded a $60,000 grant and sales tax exemption to the Electric City Innovation Center (ECIC) for fit-up of the fourth floor of Center City as flexible, creative space for startups and entrepreneurs. Policy Compliance: The Authority is required annually to consider and readopt its mission statement and performance measures as well as many of its written policies. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved the resolutions related to policy compliance as one approval; seconded by Mr. The following resolutions and policies were approved: Resolution 1031-16: Adopt Mission Statement and 2015 Report Resolution 1032-16: Reauthorize Investment Policy and Adopt 2015 Report Resolution 1033-16: Reauthorize Real Property Disposition Policy and Adopt 2015 Report Resolution 1034-16: Reauthorize Procurement Guidelines Resolution 1035-16: Authorize Master Goal Plan for Minority / Women-owned Business Enterprises Resolution 1036-16: Reauthorize Guidelines for the Sale and Reporting of Bonds and Notes 7. The sidewalk price was $20,000 below the engineer’s estimate and the crosswalk work was slightly above, but the overall bid was below budget estimates. In making this authorization, Metroplex must follow the requirements contained in its Real Property Disposition Policy and ABO statutory mandates. When the IDA Pilot starts next year, the Pilot will generate $1.5 million in payments to the City, County and Schenectady City School District. Mohawk Harbor Office Building: Resolution 1042-16 — Hold a Public Hearing Resolution 1042-16 authorized holding a public hearing for the Harbor Center office building project to be constructed at Mohawk Harbor. Following discussion, Resolution 1043-16 was approved.
The developer CK2 Properties, LLC is an experienced team and the total investment is estimated at $2.1 million. Dieterich moved adoption of the June 22, 2016 meeting minutes; seconded by Mr. Mohawk Harbor Infrastructure: Resolution 1062-16 — Amend General Project Plan With approximately $52 million investment in infrastructure improvements throughout the Mohawk Harbor site, the developer requested a mortgage tax exemption on its $20 million financing through M&T Bank. Zalewski-Wildzunas moved Resolution 1062-16; seconded by Mr. Following and update on the various construction projects underway and fees and taxes paid this year to the City and County in excess of $6.5 million, Resolution 1062-16 was approved.5.