COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Mayor’s conference room at City Hall
JULY 13, 2010
A regular meeting of the Community Development Agency Board of Directors was held
Tuesday, July 13, 2010 at 3:30 PM in the Mayor’s conference room at City Hall. Those in
attendance: Mayor Dayton King, Frank Desantis, Gene Reppenhagen, Kathie Rohrs, and Nick
- A motion was made by Gene Reppenhagen and seconded by Frank Desantis to accept the
minutes of the previous meeting. All in favor.
- The rehab status report was presented. No units were completed during the previous month,
but 5 projects are currently under construction totaling 8 housing units. The Mayor inquired as
to taking before and after pictures of CDA projects, and Nick Zabawsky indicated that this was
- The CDA program income report was presented for the months of May and June of 2010. The
account balance was $112,311.33 at the end of June 2010. The increase was due primarily to the
recapture of old grants to homeowners who sold their properties prior to expiration liens.
- Mayor King and Nick Zabawsky gave updates on various projects as follows:-The Affordable Housing Grant, which requires City Council approval of the developer
agreement between the City and Red Carpet Housing as the next step in the process.
Once that is completed, a new set of plans, financing, and other updated documentation
will need to be prepared and forwarded to the State Affordable Housing Corporation.- The Baptist Church demolition on South Main Street will be out to bid as soon as the
arrangements with adjacent property owners have been worked out. Demolition is
expected to be completed this year. The demolition contractor will be required, as part of
his contract, to hire an historic consultant to prepare necessary historic documentation
prior to demolishing the building.- The Estee School project is currently “on hold” due to the current issues at the Fulton
County EDC and Crossroads Incubator Corporation, which was to be project developer.
The CDA and Mayor continue to work closely with EDC director Mike Reese to resolve
issues and hopefully move forward.
- Discussion was held concerning a loan to Mathias Inc. The Board agreed to make the loan to
Mathias Inc. The loan will be in the amount of $25,000, at 3% interest, for a ten year term. The
loan will be secured by the personal guarantee of Daniel Mathias, and a first position mortgage
on the business property at 21-23 West Fulton Street. The loan will also require participation by
the owner in the matching grant program of the NY Main Street program with the Fulton County
Chamber of Commerce. All voted in favor.
- A mission statement for the Agency had been discussed at earlier meetings, and a revised
mission statement for the Agency was presented which reads as follows:Mission Statement
The mission of the Gloversville Community Development Agency is to improve the quality of life
for the citizens of the City of Gloversville by undertaking projects to revitalize neighborhoods,
improve the quality of housing, support creation and expansion of the local business and
creation of jobs, eliminate blight, and improve public infrastructure.After discussion, the mission statement was unanimously adopted by the Board.
- Discussion was held concerning the hiring of an administrative assistant. It was decided that
Nick Zabawsky will prepare a job description and place a job ad in the newspaper, and the
Mayor and Mr. Zabawsky will jointly interview the best candidates and make a recommendation
to the Board at a future meeting.Respectfully submitted,