Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation (CREDC)
201 West Third Street, Jamestown, NY
2nd Floor Board Room
Fredonia Technology Incubator
214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY
1st Floor Conference Room
October 25, 2022
Michael Metzger Chairman
Gary Henry Secretary
Brad Walters Member
Kevin Muldowney Member
Steven Thorpe Member
Sagan Sheffield- Smith Member
Jay Churchill Member
Also in attendance:
Mark Geise Administrative Director/CEO
Richard E. Dixon Chief Financial Officer
Milan K. Tyler, Esq. Counsel
Greg Peterson Counsel
Carol Rasmussen CCIDA Staff
Kristine Morabito CCIDA Staff
Crystal Erhard CCIDA Staff
Jeanette Lo Bello CCIDA Staff
Rosie Strandburg CCIDA Staff
Kayla Strandburg CCIDA Staff
Jason Toczydlowski CCIDA Staff
P.J. Wendel County Executive
Nate Aldrich CCIDA Staff
Monica Simpson CCIDA Staff
Jonathan Epstein Post Journal/Observer
Absent Board Member(s):
Hans Auer Treasurer
Dennis Rak Vice Chairman
Meeting was called to order by Michael Metzger, Chairman, at 11:06 a.m.
I would like to call to order the Chautauqua Region Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors Meeting. We are both at the BWB Building – 201 West Third Street, Jamestown, NY, second floor Board Room and the Fredonia Technology Incubator – 214 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY. , 1st floor Conference Room. It’s October 25, 2022 and it is approximately 11:06 a.m. We do have quorum. Roll call please. Let the record show there are 7 members in attendance. I would now like to entertain a motion to approve the June 28, 2022 minutes, thanks to Jeanette you have received previously.
Motioned by Steven. Do we have a second?
Motion made by Steven and seconded by Gary. Any further discussion, changes, corrections or questions of the minutes? Hearing none, all those in favor?
Aye – Unanimous.
Opposed, abstained? Motion carried unanimously. The only New Business we have is the Approval of the 2023 Budget which Rich Dixon has already presented. Are there any further questions of the CREDC 2023 Budget that was presented?
Just that the revenue there and the expense – about 2 million dollars in revenue – the expense around 1.7 million dollars – there is some money there leftover that we will carry forward there and Nate and Kayla have a spreadsheet and the software is broken down into- how many different funds you have Kayla? Twelve?
County Grants, Ralph Wilson Grants etc. and Kayla has done a great job segregating that and keeping track of that for the reporting on it. We have lumped it together here and I think the first meeting when we talk about it in March, Kayla will present the whole spreadsheet so you can see it and go over it in detail – maybe do that every quarter. There are a lot of different grants. Some are small and some are large. They have a lot of stuff going on. They are very busy there.
The corporations have done exactly what wanted from them. Great job. Any questions of Rich? I will entertain a motion to approve the 2023 budget as presented.
Motion made by Jay. Do I have a second?
Motion mad by Jay and seconded by Brad. Any further discussion? All those in favor.
Aye – Unanimous.
Opposed, abstained? Motion carried unanimously. Any other New Business to come before CREDC? Any old Business to come before CREDC? Thank you all for all your hard work and effort. Meeting adjourned.
Meeting adjourned at 11:09 a.m.
(Assistant) Secretary (Vice) Chairman