TO:Economic Development/Planning Committee
Brian D. Sweet, Chair, Legislator, District 2
Martin P. Kelly, Legislator, District 1
Herbert T. Allen, Legislator, District 3
Robert Headwell, Jr., Legislator, District 4
Daniel P. Wilson, Legislator, District 5
- VACANT, Legislator, District 6
Michael J. Pepe, Legislator, District 7
Maria Kowalczyk, Legislator, District 8
Robert A. Purtell, Legislator, District 9
FROM:Cheryl A. Reese, Clerk of the Legislature
CC:County Treasurer, County Attorney, Legislators, Economic Development/Planning Director, Media
DATE:5/31/2023
RE:Committee Meetings

Chair Brian D. Sweet has called a meeting of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for 6:01 pm on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 in the Legislative Chambers, County Office Building, 64 Broadway, Fonda, New York.  

This meeting is in person, however, members of the public may participate by calling 1-646-749-3122, Access Code 320-665-101. Minutes of the meeting will be transcribed and later posted on the Montgomery County website at www.co.montgomery.ny.us

 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 

2.  RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A CERTAIN PILOT AGREEMENT TO BE ENTERED INTO BETWEEN MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION PROJECT

         3.  RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO PROVIDE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES CANAJOHARIE CREEK INTERPRETIVE TRAIL PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

         4.  RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)

         5.  OTHER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Proposed Resolutions

Res. #Sponsor/SecondRecommendation
79

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A CERTAIN PILOT AGREEMENT TO BE ENTERED INTO BETWEEN MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION PROJECT

Pepe/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
80

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO PROVIDE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES CANAJOHARIE CREEK INTERPRETIVE TRAIL PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)

Kowalczyk/WilsonMove to Full Legislature
81

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)

Kelly/PepeMove to Full Legislature



Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 79 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE PAYMENT TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF A CERTAIN PILOT AGREEMENT TO BE ENTERED INTO BETWEEN MONTGOMERY COUNTY INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY AND DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION IN CONNECTION WITH THE DG DISTRIBUTION NORTHEAST, LLC D/B/A DOLLAR GENERAL CORPORATION PROJECT


Resolution by Legislator: Pepe
Seconded by: Wilson

BE IT ENACTED by the County Legislature of Montgomery County, New York (the “Legislature”), as follows: 

WHEREAS, pursuant to Title 1 of Article 18-A of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, as amended (the “Enabling Act”) and Chapter 666 of the 1970 Laws of New York, as amended, constituting Section 895-d of said General Municipal Law (said Chapter and the Enabling Act being hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Act”), the Legislature has heretofore appointed the Chairperson and members of Montgomery County Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) and have duly caused to be filed in the office of the Secretary of State of the State of New York the certificates required by Section 856 of the Act; and 

WHEREAS, to accomplish its stated purposes, the Agency is authorized and empowered under the Act to acquire, construct, reconstruct and install one or more “projects” (as defined in the Act) or to cause said projects to be acquired, constructed, reconstructed and installed, and to convey said projects or to lease said projects with the obligation to purchase; and 

WHEREAS, DG Distribution Northeast, LLC, d/b/a Dollar General Corporation, a limited-liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of Tennessee (the “Company”), submitted an application (the “Application”) to the Agency, a copy of which Application is on file at the office of the Agency, which Application requested that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) for the benefit of the Company, said Project consisting of the following: (A) (1) the acquisition of an interest in an approximately 21 acre portion of a 54.4 acre parcel of land located at NYS Route 5S (Tax Map No. 54.-2-2.31), in the Town of Florida, Montgomery County, New York (the “Land”), (2) the construction of an approximately +/- 150,000 square foot facility on the Land (the “Facility”), and (3) the acquisition and installation of certain machinery and equipment therein and thereon (the “Equipment”) (the Land, the Facility and the Equipment hereinafter collectively referred to as the “Project Facility”), all of the foregoing to be owned and operated by the Company and used as a perishable goods warehousing and distribution space for the Company’s operations and any other directly or indirectly related activities; (B) the granting of certain “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the Act) with respect to the foregoing, including potential exemptions from certain sales and use taxes and real property taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase) or sale of the Project Facility to the Company or such other person as may be designated by the Company and agreed upon by the Agency; and 

WHEREAS, in connection with the undertaking of the Project, the Company will execute and deliver a certain payment in lieu of tax agreement (the “PILOT Agreement”) by and between the Agency and the Company, pursuant to which the Company will agree to pay certain payments in lieu of taxes (the “PILOT Payments”) with respect to the Project Facility; and 

WHEREAS, Section 858(15) of the Act provides that, unless otherwise agreed by the affected tax jurisdictions (as defined in Section 854(16) of the Act), any PILOT Agreement shall provide that PILOT payments “shall be allocated among affected tax jurisdictions in proportion to the amount of real property tax and other taxes which would have been received by each affected tax jurisdiction had the project not been tax exempt due to the status of the agency involved in the project;” and 

WHEREAS, under the terms of the PILOT Agreement, the Agency is proposing (the “PILOT Proposal”) to distribute and allocate the PILOT Payments to the affected tax jurisdictions according to the terms of the following table:

AFFECTED TAX JURISDICTION PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL PILOT PAYMENT RECEIVED
Montgomery County 40%
Fonda-Fultonville Central School 56%
Town of Florida 4%

WHEREAS, the PILOT Proposal identified above constitutes a diversion from the allocation among the affected tax jurisdictions which would have been received by each affected tax jurisdiction had the Agency not undertaken the Project; and 

WHEREAS, the Agency desires that the County of Montgomery, New York (the “County”), through the Legislature, as one of the affected tax jurisdictions with respect to the Project, adopt a resolution indicating whether the Legislature agrees to the terms of the proposed PILOT Agreement; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY LEGISLATURE, AS FOLLOWS

Section 1 

For the purpose of satisfying the requirements contained in the Agency’s Uniform Tax Exemption Policy (the “UTEP”) and Section 858(15) of the Act, the Legislature hereby (a) acknowledges notification of any deviation from the Agency’s UTEP, (b) waives any formal notice from the Agency of any deviation from the Agency’s UTEP, and (c) approves the payment terms to be contained in the PILOT Agreement, including, but not limited to, the terms of the PILOT Proposal referenced in the table above. 

Section 2

The Chairperson of the Legislature (the “Chairperson”) is hereby authorized, on behalf of the County, to execute and deliver a consent to the PILOT Agreement for the purpose of evidencing its approval to the proposed payment terms of the PILOT Agreement, said PILOT Agreement to contain the terms described in the table above, with such changes, variations, omissions and insertions as the Chairperson shall approve, the execution thereof by the Chairperson to constitute conclusive evidence of such approval. 

Section 3 

The officers, employees and agents of the County are hereby authorized and directed for and in the name and on behalf of the County to do all acts and things required or provided for by the applicable provisions of this resolution in order to ensure compliance with such provisions as they relate to the execution and delivery of the PILOT Agreement, and to execute and deliver all such additional certificates, instruments and documents, and to do all such further acts and things as may be necessary or, in the opinion of the officer, employee or agent acting, desirable and proper to effect the purposes of the foregoing resolution. 

Section 4 

This resolution shall take effect immediately.

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator VACANT was absent. (3/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution is necessary to approve PILOT agreement with DG Northeast.


II. Justification:

Required under General Municipal Law.


III. Legislative Impact:

Section 858(15) of the General Municipal Law ("GML") requires the Agency to obtain the written consent of the affected taxing jurisdictions when the Agency proposes to allocate and distribute PILOT Payments to affected tax jurisdictions in a manner that is different from the distribution and allocation of real property tax payments that would be in effect if the Agency was not involved in the Project and the Project Facility was not exempt from real property taxes;


IV. Financial Impact:

None.  These are new tax revenues to the County and affected taxing jurisdictions.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 80 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET TO PROVIDE FOR CONSULTING SERVICES CANAJOHARIE CREEK INTERPRETIVE TRAIL PROJECT (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT)


Resolution by Legislator: Kowalczyk
Seconded by: Wilson

WHEREAS, Montgomery County in conjunction with the Village of Canajoharie is in the process of undertaking various action items associated with the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project including demolition and abatement of the Western side of the site; and

WHEREAS, in order to proceed with the proposed actions and to be in compliance with Section 14.09 of the New York State Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Act of 1980 and 9NYCRR Part 428 the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) Montgomery County per Resolution #86 of 2020 entered into a Letter of Resolution (LOR) with (OPHRP), Empire State Developmen.; and

WHEREAS, one of the stipulations of the LOR  was the creation of an interpretive walk in conjunction with the development of a green space/walking path along Canajoharie Creek which will chronicle the history, development and significance of the Beech-Nut complex; and

WHEREAS, the first step in this process is to create a concept plan and construction cost estimates to be utilized and potentially securing funding from grant sources to construct this path and green space in accordance with the LOR.

RESOLVED, that the Montgomery County Executive, upon review and approval of the County Attorney, is authorized to sign and execute an agreement with a firm to provide the aforementioned services for an amount not to exceed $25,000; and

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A599 Appropriated Fund Balance $25,000
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-24-4-6430-00-.4438 Misc. Supporting Services $25,000

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(8). Legislator VACANT was absent. (3/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution amends 2023 budget to provide for funds to hire a consultant for the Canajoharie Creek Interpretive Trail Project


II. Justification:

Resolution is necessary to be in compliance with the terms of the Letter of Resolution required by SHPO for the Exit 29 Redevelopment Project


III. Legislative Impact:

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

 


IV. Financial Impact:

$25,000 to be used from the appropriated fund balance.



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County Treasurer




Montgomery County Seal!RESOLUTION NO. 81 of 2023

DATED: March 28, 2023

RECOMMENDATION:
     

RESOLUTION AMENDING 2023 OPERATING BUDGET - MONTGOMERY COUNTY BUS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT/PLANNING & TOURISM)


Resolution by Legislator: Kelly
Seconded by: Pepe

WHEREAS, the County has been notified by New York State Department of Transportation that it will receive $67,653.06, which is Montgomery County’s 2022 clean-up share of the balances that were distributed from the 2022 STOA Assistance, and

WHEREAS, said payment will be passed through to Brown’s Coach, the County’s third party provider for mass transportation, and

WHEREAS, the 2022 Operating Budget only provided $52,228.28 for this receipt and disbursement of said payment which was placed in fiscal closing for 2022.

RESOLVED, that the County Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to amend the 2023 Operating Budget as follows to allow for the additional receipt and disbursement of payment:

INCREASE REVENUES:    
A-24-3-3594  Mass Transportation $15,424.78
     
INCREASE APPROPRIATIONS:    
A-24-4-5630-00-.4401 Sec 18B - Mass Transport $15,424.78

RESOLUTION VOTE, passed with Aye(7). Legislator Headwell, Jr. abstained. Legislator VACANT was absent. (3/28/2023)



Statement of Legislative and Financial Impact:

I. Nature of Request:

Resolution authorizes amendment to the 2023 Operating Budget for new revenue received from the the State for transportation.


II. Justification:

The County recieved word from NYSDOT that the County was going to receive more STOA Assistance for Brown's Transportation services rendered in 2022 and the 2023 budget needes to be amended to reflect such to pay Brown's.


III. Legislative Impact:

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


IV. Financial Impact:

None.  Revenues recieved from the State will offset the appropriation.



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County Treasurer