NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) will hold a public hearing on July 24, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., local time, from the offices of the Agency, 201 West Third Street, Suite 115, City of Jamestown, County of Chautauqua, New York, pursuant to Section 859-a of the General Municipal Law, as amended (the “Act”). The purpose of the public hearing is to provide an opportunity for all interested parties to present their views with respect to the “Proposed Project” and the “Additional Financial Assistance” (as such terms are defined below) with respect to the existing project of the Agency for S. ST. GEORGE ENTERPRISES, INC., a corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York (together with its affiliates, collectively, the “Company”), consisting of the following: (A)(1) the acquisition of an interest in an approximately 70 acre parcel of land located at 3689 Webster Road, Fredonia, Town of Pomfret, County of Chautauqua, New York (the “Land”), (2) the construction of an approximately 19,999 square foot addition to an existing approximately 23,000 square foot building (collectively, the “Building” and together with the Land, collectively, the “Facility”), together with related improvements to the Land, and (3) the acquisition of certain furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment (the “Equipment”) necessary for the completion thereof (collectively, the “Project Facility”), all of the foregoing for use by the Company and/or its affiliates as an inventory and heavy equipment storage facility; (B) the granting of certain “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the General Municipal Law) with respect to the foregoing in the form of potential exemptions or partial exemptions from real property taxes, mortgage recording taxes and sales and use taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase), license or sale of the Project Facility to the Company or such other entity(ies) as may be designated by the Company and agreed upon by the Agency.
The Project Facility was initially and is currently owned, operated and/or managed by the Company.
The Company has submitted an application for financial assistance requesting that the Agency consider undertaking a new project with respect to the Project Facility (the “Proposed Project”), consisting of the following: (A)(1) the acquisition and installation of approximately 7,500 square feet of solar panels on the truck storage pole barn building located on the Land (collectively, the “Improvements”); and (B) the granting of certain additional “financial assistance” (within the meaning of Section 854(14) of the Act) in the form of additional exemptions from sales and use taxes and an amended exemption from real property taxes (collectively, the “Additional Financial Assistance”). The Improvements would be owned, operated and/or managed by the Company.
Because of the restrictions on meetings and gatherings in effect pursuant to Executive Orders issued by the Governor of the State of New York, the public hearing will be held via Zoom meeting and telephone conference call rather than a public hearing open for the public to attend in person.
A representative of the Agency will hear and accept any comments that are made orally at the above-stated time. Members of the public may view or listen to the public hearing and provide their comments during the public hearing by logging into the following website and/or using the following dial-in information:
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Time: Jul 24, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Comments may also be submitted to the Agency in writing or electronically to: email@example.com. A representative of the Agency will provide a report or reasonable summary of all such comments to the Agency’s members.
Subject to applicable law, copies of the Application, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, are available for review by the public online at www.ccida.com.
To the extent practicable, the public hearing will be streamed on the Agency’s website in real-time. A video recording of the public hearing will be posted on the Agency’s website, all in accordance with Section 857 of the New York General Municipal Law, as amended.
This Notice of Public Hearing replaces and supersedes the Notice of Public Hearing published on July 7, 2020 in The Observer with regard to the Project.
Dated: July 8, 2020
COUNTY OF CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
By: Richard E. Dixon
Chief Financial Officer