A regular meeting of the Community Development Agency Board of Directors was held on
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 3:30 PM in the Mayor’s conference room at City Hall. Those in
attendance: Janette Ryder, Ron Briggs, Karen Smith, William Rowback, Nick Zabawsky, and
Rachel Frasier. Excused Absence: Mayor Dayton King
- A motion was made by Karen Smith to approve the October minutes and seconded by Janette
Ryder. All in favor.
- The rehab status report was presented for the month of October. 4 jobs are under construction
and 1 job has been completed. Discussion ensued regarding individual properties and the current
status. Mr. Rowback spoke about a property having an electrical issue. Nick advised that the
contractor is aware and should be fixing it today.
- The CDA program income report was presented for the month of October. The account
balance was $49,248.08 at the end of October. Magworld is out of bankruptcy Court and is up to
date on payments. A discussion was held regarding Crossroads Incubator Corporation balance of
$43,829.88. The Board would like the City Attorney to look into the outstanding balance and
find out if the City has any recourse.
- The Grant Status report for the month of October was presented to the Board. The 2014
CDBG Grant for the Estee project has about $10,000 left in unencumbered funds, which will be
used for program delivery and admin. Nick is collecting weekly payroll from the workers at the
Liberty Affordable Housing Project. The HOME grant is almost fully encumbered. It has been a
lengthy process when submitting HOME reimbursements. The 2016 Restore Grant one of three
fundig sources for the Fulton County CRG project; 1. National Grid $50,000 2. ESD Grant
$300,000 and the Resore Grant of $425,000. Construction should be starting in about 6 months.
As part of the grant the State has a goal of 30% Women and Minority Contractors.
- The Estee project is moving along well and should be completed by next summer and open in
the Fall of 2018.
- CDA has submitted two Community Development Block grants, one will be for housing in the
amount of $500,000 and the other will be a $750,000 infrastructure grant for sewer lines by the
Cayadutta. There will be a Public Hearing held tonight regarding the grants for 39 N. Main Street
and 12-24 N. Main Street under the Restore NY program.
- The next meeting will be held on December 12, 2017 at 3:30 p.m.
- Motion was made to adjourn the meeting at 3:58 by Karen Smith and seconded by Ron
Briggs. All in favor
Rachel Frasier – Recording Secretary