TO:Economic Development/Planning Committee
Robert A. Purtell, Chairman, Legislator, District 9
Robert Headwell, Jr., Legislator, District 4
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
John M. Duchessi, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:Legislators, County Attorney, County Treasurer, Economic Development/Planning Director, Media
DATE:4/22/2018
RE:Committee Meetings

Chairman Robert A. Purtell has called a meeting of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Novemver 21, 2017 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York. Items on the agenda, at this time, are as follows:

1.  (DISCUSSION)

 A.  Privilege of Committee Chair, Committee Members & Legislators to discuss items of interest, etc., regarding departments governed by this Committee

 B.  Tourism Report - Gina DeBierre-Gibbs

 C.  Presentation - Walt Kalina - Environmental Design Research

2.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR DESIGN SERVICES- AMERICAN ART ABOVE GROUND STORAGE COLLECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

3.  RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING – MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

4.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROMOTION MATCHING GRANT FUNDS (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)

5.  RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE 2017 RESTORE NY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM-EXIT 29 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

6.  RESOLUTION FOR PROPERTY OWNER REQUEST TO BE INCLUDED WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CERTIFIED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 2 AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

7.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CAPITAL RESOURCE CORPORATION (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

8.  OTHER

 

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
247

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR DESIGN SERVICES- AMERICAN ART ABOVE GROUND STORAGE COLLECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Wilson/Headwell, Jr.Move to Full Legislature
248

RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING – MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Kelly/Headwell, Jr.Move to Full Legislature
249

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROMOTION MATCHING GRANT FUNDS (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature
250

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE 2017 RESTORE NY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM-EXIT 29 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
251

RESOLUTION FOR PROPERTY OWNER REQUEST TO BE INCLUDED WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CERTIFIED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 2 AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Pepe/KellyMove to Full Legislature
252

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CAPITAL RESOURCE CORPORATION (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)

Headwell, Jr./WilsonMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 247 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO SIGN AGREEMENT FOR DESIGN SERVICES- AMERICAN ART ABOVE GROUND STORAGE COLLECTION FEASIBILITY STUDY (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Wilson
Seconded by: Headwell, Jr.

WHEREAS, Resolution # 176 of 2017 accepted the grant funding award for the County, on behalf of the Arkell Museum, for their American Art Above Ground Storage Collection Feasibility Study project in the amount of $60,000 from the New York State Empire State Development (ESD); and

WHERAS, there will be a County share of $12,500 which will be paid by Arkell Museum, equaling a $72,500 project budget; and

WHEREAS, the county solicited RFP #05-17 and responses were received; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County above ground storage collection steering committee has reviewed all bids and recommends that contracts be awarded to the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder being:

_________________ for the Design Services Contract at a cost not to exceed $__________.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizing an awarding contract to:

_________________ for the Design Services Contract at a cost not to exceed $___________.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Executive, upon the review and approval of the County Attorney, is hereby authorized and directed to sign the aforementioned contract.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2017 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:     
A-24-3-3789 Other Econ Assist & Opportunity $12,500
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:     
A-24-4-6430-00-.4431  Professional Services $12,500

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)

MOTION TO AMEND by Legislator Dimond, seconded by Legislator Pepe,

to change the following to reflect:

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County above ground storage collection steering committee has reviewed all bids and recommends that contracts be awarded to the lowest, responsible, responsive bidder being:

Gluckman Tang for the Design Services Contract at a cost not to exceed $72,500.

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizing an awarding contract to:

Gluckman Tang for the Design Services Contract at a cost not to exceed $72,500.

passed with Aye(9). Gluckman Tang $72,500(11/28/2017)

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

This resolution will authorize the County Executive to sign a contract for the firm hired on the Arkell Museum grant and amend the budget to reflect such.


II. Justification:

This will allow the County Executive to sign a contract for selected firm in aforementioned resolution.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter, the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

Resolution is budget neutral as revenues from the grant will offset the appropriations.



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County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 248 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING – MONTGOMERY COUNTY AGRICULTURE AND FARMLAND PROTECTION PLAN (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Headwell, Jr.

WHEREAS, agriculture in Montgomery County is a dominant driver of the local economy; and

WHEREAS, the success of local agricultural businesses is integral to the stability of Montgomery County’s employment base; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County was awarded a New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets grant in order to update the over fifteen year old existing Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan; and

WHEREAS, the formulation and update of the County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans is an important means of supporting agricultural businesses; and

WHEREAS, the duties of the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board, established in accordance with Article 25-AA, Section 302, of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law, include assessment and approval of County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plans; and

WHEREAS, the Montgomery County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Board has reviewed the draft County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan and has referred the plan to the County Legislature.

RESOLVED, the County Legislature hereby schedules a public hearing on the updated Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan for December 19, 2017 at 6:55 pm in the Legislature Chambers 64 Broadway, Fonda, NY 12068; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Clerk of the County Legislature hereby is directed to cause legal notice of said Public Hearing to be published according to law.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution sets a public hearing date for the update of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan.


II. Justification:

Public Hearing is required before the updated Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan can be adopted by the County Legislature.


III. Legislative Impact:

Article 25-AA, Section 302 of NYS Ag and Markets Law details the process for adoption of the updated Montgomery County Ag and Farmland Protection Plan.


IV. Financial Impact:

Cost of publication of the public hearing.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 249 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROMOTION MATCHING GRANT FUNDS (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the Fulton Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (the County’s Tourism Promotion Agency) to submit an “I Love New York” Tourism Matching Funds Application, in an amount of $51,100 (projected local match of $25,500) for the County’s 2018 tourism and promotion programs.

FURTHER RESOLVED, the Montgomery County Legislature hereby authorizes the County Executive, following review and approval by the County Attorney to sign the applicaiton and any associated grant documents related to carrying out this resolution.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

AUTHORIZING APPLICATION FOR “I LOVE NEW YORK” TOURISM PROMOTION MATCHING GRANT FUNDS


II. Justification:

The Montgomery County Legislature encourages and supports tourism promotion in Montgomery County.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 3 of the Charter the Montgomery County Excecutive has the authority to sign contracts.


IV. Financial Impact:

Funds are made part of the 2018 Budget



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 250 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF APPLICATIONS THROUGH THE 2017 RESTORE NY COMMUNITIES INITIATIVE MUNICIPAL GRANT PROGRAM-EXIT 29 REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the Village Canajoharie and Montgomery County has an interest in revitalizing urban areas and stabilizing neighborhoods; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County recognizes that the renewal of the these downtown areas throughout the County will strengthen the local economy and increase quality of life for residents; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Canajoharie desires to apply to the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, Restore NY Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program to redevelop the former Beech Nut Nutrition Plant (Exit 29 Redevelopment Project) in the Village; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County is owner of said site; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Canajoharie intends to file an application for $1 million and a special application request for $5 million dollars for the project; and

WHEREAS, the funding is a 10% minimum equity match grant program; and

WHEREAS, the administration of any grant will be completed by the Department of Economic Development and Planning.

RESOLVED, that Montgomery County, acting as governing body and owner of aforementioned site hereby supports the efforts of the Village of Canajoharie’s two application submissions for the 2017 Restore NY Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that Montgomery County will provide the 10% equity match for the grant(s) that is required per grant regulations, in addition to the $500 application fee that is required per each grant.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution in support of  the New York State Empire State Development Corporation, Restore NY Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program.


II. Justification:

The Restore NY Grant will provide regional benefits to the County in relation to the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project in the Village of Canajoharie.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Montgomery County Charter the Montgomery County Legislature is the legislative body of Montgomery County. Further pursuant to Article 2 of the Montgomery County Charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the authority to make appropriations.


IV. Financial Impact:

Should grant funds be awarded a cash and in kind match of 10% of the project cost will need to be allocated.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 251 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION FOR PROPERTY OWNER REQUEST TO BE INCLUDED WITHIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY CERTIFIED AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 2 AND AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT 3 (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Kelly

WHEREAS, Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law established a mechanism on an annual basis for parcels of land comprised of predominately viable agricultural land to be included within the state’s agricultural Districts, and

WHEREAS, Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law sets forth the requirement that the Legislative Body in every county in New York State with existing Agricultural Districts must designate an annual 30-day period during which landowners may apply for inclusion of their agriculturally viable land in the Agricultural Districts; and

WHEREAS, Montgomery County Legislative Resolution No. 135 of 2004 established an annual thirty-day period extending from September 1 to September 30 during which landowners may submit such requests to the Legislature to include their properties in the Agricultural Districts; and

WHEREAS, during the one-month period extending from September 1, 2017 to September 30, 2017, the Montgomery County Farmland Protection Board received two such applications on behalf of the Montgomery County Legislature; and

WHEREAS, subsequently the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board submitted its report with recommendation as to that request to the Legislature; and

WHEREAS, after proper Notice of Public Hearing, the Montgomery County Legislature held a public hearing on November 28, 2017, with respect to the above and heard all those wishing to address the matter at said public hearing; and

WHEREAS, New York State Agriculture and Markets Law Section 303-b requires the Montgomery County Legislature, following such public hearing to adopt or reject the proposed request for inclusion of land within an existing Agricultural District; and

WHEREAS, the report and recommendations of the Agricultural Farmland Protection Board are on file with the Clerk of the Montgomery County Legislature; and

WHEREAS, the Legislature has considered the matter including the report and recommendation of the Agricultural Farmland Protection Board at the public hearing, now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature hereby adopts the recommendations of the Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board and adopts the request of the landowner to include their land within an existing certified Agricultural District as set forth below:

LANDOWNER  TOWN SWIS CODE PARCEL NUMBER ACRES DISRICT
David Wiener  Charleston  272400 127.-1-31.12 27.1 3
Jeff Leon Amsterdam 272089 57.-1-20 118 2

 

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Clerk of the Legislature shall submit a copy of this Resolution together with the report of the Montgomery County Agricultural and Farmland Protection Board, and the tax map identification number and tax map for the parcel of land to be included in the Agricultural District 2 and Agricultural District 3, to the New York State Commissioner of Agriculture and Markets.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Attachment

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Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution authorizes inclusion of parcels into Agricultural Districts #2 and #3.


II. Justification:

There has been a request from  a landowner to include their 27.1 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 3, and a request from a landowner to include their 118 acre parcel of land within the boundaries of Agricultural District No. 2


III. Legislative Impact:

Section 303-b of the New York State Agriculture and Markets Law established a mechanism on an annual basis for parcels of land comprised of predominately viable agricultural land to be included within the state’s agricultural Districts and Montgomery County Legislative Resolution No. 135 of 2004 established an annual thirty-day period extending from September 1 to September 30 during which landowners may submit such requests to the Legislature to include their properties in the Agricultural Districts.


IV. Financial Impact:

Could result in an agricultural tax exemption for both properties if they if they produce over the threshold established by Ag & Markets which is $10k annually.



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County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 252 of 2017

DATED: November 28, 2017

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPOINTING MEMBER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CAPITAL RESOURCE CORPORATION (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING)


Resolution by Legislator: Headwell, Jr.
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, the current Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and Capital Resource Corporation Board’s consist of the following:

 

 

NAME:

TITLE:

Robert Hoefs

Chairperson

John McGlone

Vice Chair

Matthew Beck

Secretary

Robert Harris

Treasurer

Mark Kowalczyk

Member

Carol Shineman

Member

Vacant

Member

WHEREAS, one vacancy exists on the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and Montgomery County Capital Resource Corporation’s Board of Directors; and

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Legislature in accordance with General Municipal Law 895-D, and the Certificate of Incorporation of the Montgomery County Capital Resource Corporation hereby appoints John Snyder residing at 111 Maple Avenue, Canajoharie, NY 13317 as a member of the Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency and Montgomery County Capital Resource Corporation.

FURTHER RESOLVED, that said appointee shall serve at the pleasure of the Montgomery County Legislature.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(9). (11/28/2017)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

APPOINTING MEMBER TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND CAPITAL RESOURCE CORPORATION


II. Justification:

The Montgomery County Legislature in accordance with General Municipal Law 895-D and the Certificate of Incorporation of the Montgomery County Capital Resource Corporation has the power to appoint.


III. Legislative Impact:

Pursuant to Article 2 of the Charter the Montgomery County Legislature has the power to confirm appointments.


IV. Financial Impact:

This is an administrative matter with no financial impact.



cc: County Clerk
County Treasurer
Economic Development/Planning Director