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TIF Board Minutes 7-11-05
Tax Increment Finance Committee                 Meeting – July 11, 2005

Vice-Chairman Raymond Platt called the regular meeting of the Tax Increment Finance Committee to order at 6:07pm.

Present were Raymond Platt, Linda King, Henry Ellis, Elliot Southworth, and Richard McCarthy.

Mr. Platt informed that two of the three applicants for the vacant position of citizen-at-large on the TIF Committee would be present to inform all of their credentials.

Mr. Ellis motioned and Mrs. King seconded to accept the minutes of June 9, 2005 and June 27, 2005 as printed with amendment to June 27, 2005: Paragraph 1 – Mrs. Sullivan motioned and Mrs. King seconded to approve the discussion of the resubmission for the Mastria Nissan TIF Agreement.  
The vote made it unanimous.

Mr. Platt introduced the applicants for the vacant position on the TIF Committee.  Mr. Bruce Benoit introduced himself to the Committee and informed all of his credentials and interest in becoming a member of the Committee.  Mr. John Thomas introduced himself and informed all of his credentials and interest in becoming a member of the Committee.  Mr. Platt informed that the third applicant for the position was Mr. Marty Newfield.  In the absence of Mr. Newfield, Mr. Platt read Mr. Newfield’s resume.  Committee members thanked the applications for attending.
Committee members discussed the interest in the position of all three applicants.  Mr. Southworth motioned and Mrs. King seconded to appoint Mr. John Thomas to the position of citizen-at-large on the TIF Committee.  The vote made it unanimous.
Mr. Platt stated that he would inform Mr. Thomas of the Committee’s decision this evening.

Committee members discussed the TIF Agreement for Dr. Welter.  Mr. McCarthy stated that the Agreement is for 7 years, 40% that would start in the year 2008.  Mr. McCarthy informed all that the proposed building Dr. Welter will be building is 37,100 sq. ft. of Medical Office space.
Committee members discussed and made changes to the proposed TIF Agreement.  Mr. Southworth motioned and Mr. Ellis seconded to accept Dr. Welter TIF Agreement as amended.  The vote made it unanimous.

Mr. McCarthy suggested to the Committee that present and future applications for a TIF Agreement be presented only once to the Town of Raynham for a vote.  Mr. McCarthy stated that the integrity of the Committee is something that should be upheld.
Mr. Southworth stated that he was against the second presentation of Mastria Nissan to the Town for a vote.  Mrs. King concurred with Mr. Southworth and Mr. McCarthy on the integrity of the Committee.
Mr. Ellis also agreed with Committee members.
Board members discussed the submission of an amended Mastria Nissan TIF Agreement.
Mr. Southworth motioned and Mrs. King seconded to deny the reconsideration of the amended Mastria Nissan TIF Agreement.  The vote made it unanimous.

Mr. McCarthy suggested that the review of changes for TIF Guidelines be discussed upon the presence of all Committee members.

6:47pm - Mrs. King motioned and Mr. Ellis seconded to Adjourn.  The vote made it unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,


Dawn M. Caradonna
Recording Secretary




 
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