NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) will hold a public hearing on June 18, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., local time, from the offices of the Agency, 214 Central Avenue, Suite 124, City of Dunkirk, 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 “New Project” and the “Additional Financial Assistance” (as such terms are defined below) with respect to the existing project of the Agency for ECR Properties, Inc., a corporation duly organized and existing 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 a leasehold interest in an approximately 10.6 acre parcel of land located at 85-87 Middle Road in the City of Dunkirk, Chautauqua County, New York (the “Land”), together with three (3) buildings containing in the aggregate approximately 177,681 square feet of space located thereon (collectively, the “Existing Facility”), (2) the renovation of a portion of the Existing Facility, (3) the construction to the Existing Facility of an approximately 21,800 square foot addition (the “Addition” and collectively with the Existing Facility, sometimes referred to as the “Facility”) and (4) the acquisition and installation of certain machinery and equipment (the “Equipment”) therein and thereon, all of the foregoing to constitute a manufacturing facility (the Land, the Existing Facility, the Addition and the Equipment being collectively referred to as the “Project Facility”); (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 sales and use taxes, real property transfer taxes, mortgage recording taxes and real estate taxes (collectively, the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase) or sale of the Project Facility to the Company.
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 “New Project”), consisting of the following: (A)(1) the repair and renovation of portions of the Facility, and (2) the acquisition of certain furniture, fixtures, machinery and equipment necessary for the completion thereof, all of the foregoing in connection with the Company’s manufacturing operations at the Project Facility; 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 consisting of an extension of the existing payment-in-lieu-of-taxes agreement for an additional ten (10) fiscal tax years (collectively, the “Additional Financial Assistance”).
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: Jun 18, 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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Dated: June 4, 2020
COUNTY OF CHAUTAUQUA INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
By: Richard E. Dixon
Chief Financial Officer