ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER

ALLOCATION BOARD

 

MINUTES

 

June 27, 2006

Video Conference – 9:00 a.m.

 

                New York Power Authority Offices:

123 Main Street, 16th Floor, White Plains, NY

30 South Pearl Street, 10th Floor, Albany, NY

Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

 

 

1.             Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of May 23, 2006

 

 

2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations

                for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                          

 

A.                  Companies in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

Charmer Industries

Astoria – Queens County

 

Columbia University – Trustees

New York – New York County

 

Edison Price Lighting, Inc.

New York – New York County

 

Greater Jamaica Development Corp.

Jamaica – Queens County

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York – New York County

 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Manhasset – Nassau County

 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York – New York County

 

 

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

North General Hospital

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

College Point – Queens County

 

S.R. Guggenheim Museum

New York – New York County

 

The Harlem School for the Arts

New York – New York County

 

The Joyce Theater Foundation

New York – New York County

 

 

National Grid – Service Territory

Borg Warner-Cortland

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

East Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Clarkson University

Potsdam – St. Lawrence County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota – Madison County

 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur – St. Lawrence County

 

Fiber Glass Industries

Amsterdam – Herkimer County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville – Lewis County

 

 

Natrium Products, Inc.

Cortland – Cortland County

 

OAB Holdings, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Organichem, Inc.

Rensselaer – Rensselaer County

 

Queensboro Farm Products

Canastota – Madison County

 

Robison & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville – Fulton County

 

Sorrento Lactalis

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Syracuse University

Syracuse – Onondaga County

New York State Electric and Gas – Service Territory

 

Agri-Mark, Inc.

Chateaugay – Franklin County

 

Borg Warner – Ithaca

Ithaca – Tompkins County

 

Candlelight Cabinetry, Inc.

Lockport – Niagara County

 

 

 

Consumers Beverages, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Seneca Foods Corporation – Geneva Geneva – Ontario County

 

B.                                          Companies Not in Job Compliance

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

 

AT&T

White Plains – Westchester County

 

 

Norampac - NYC

Maspeth - Queens County

National Grid – Service Territory

 

CWM Chemical Services, LLC

Model City – Niagara County

 

Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.

Cazenovia – Madison County 

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville – Cattaraugus County          

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse – Onondaga

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

McLane Eastern

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

 

 

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs – Saratoga County

 

Standard Manufacturing

Troy – Rensselaer County

 

Syracuse China

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syroco, Inc. – A Subsidiary of Vassallo Industries

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Turbine Components Technologies

Whitesboro – Oneida County

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

 

A. T. Reynolds & Sons, Inc.

Kiamesha Lake – Sullivan County

Audio Sears

Stamford – Delaware County

 

 

Endicott Interconnect Technologies

Endicott – Broome County

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton – Broome County

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

International Business Machines – Rochester

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

3.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

Electricity Savings Reimbursements:

                                Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.

                                Higbee, Inc.

                                IE Electronics Corp.

 

                Benefits to Remain at Reduced Amount:

                                Kraft Foods

 

4.                   Transfers of Industrial Power

 

                                Harding Manufacturing Corporation

                                Seybert Nicholas Printing Group, LP

                                Spancrete Northeast, Inc.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

5.                   Next Meeting

 


            A regular meeting of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board was held via video conference at the following participating locations:

 

1)       New York Power Authority, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany NY

2)       New York Power Authority, 123 Main Street, White Plains, NY

3)       Niagara Power Project, 5777 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY

 

 

The following Members of the Board were present at the following locations:

Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Chairman (White Plains, NY)

Bernard P. McGarry, Member (Albany, NY)

James A. Duncan, Member, (Lewiston, NY)

 

Kevin S. Corbett, Member (Absent)

 

 

Also in attendance were:

Thomas J. Kelly                                    Executive Vice President and General Counsel, NYPA

Louise M. Morman                              Senior Vice President – Marketing, Economic Development
and Supply Planning, NYPA

Anne B. Cahill                                      Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Joseph C. Carline                                 Assistant General Counsel, NYPA

Angela D. Graves                                 Deputy Corporate Secretary, NYPA

John B. Hamor                                      Executive Director – State Governmental Relations, NYPA

James F. Pasquale                                Director – Business Power Allocations and Regulation, NYPA

Michael A. Saltzman                            Director – Media Relations, NYPA

Anthony C. Savino                              Manager – Business Power Allocations and Compliance, NYPA

Mary Jean Frank                                  Associate Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Jeffrey Carey                                         Special Assistant to the President and Chief Executive Officer, NYPA

Michael J. Santarcangelo                    Director – Energy Policy, Empire State Development Corporation

 


1.                   Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of May 23, 2006, were unanimously adopted.

 


2.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations
for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                      

The members of the Board reconsidered the 51 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 60,141 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibits “2-A” and “2-B.”

The following resolution was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

WHEREAS, the following entities have applied for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements under the Power for Jobs program:

COMPANIES IN JOB COMPLIANCE

Con Edison – Service Territory

Charmer Industries

Astoria – Queens County

 

Columbia University – Trustees

New York – New York County

 

Edison Price Lighting, Inc.

New York – New York County

 

Greater Jamaica Development Corp.

Jamaica – Queens County

 

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

New York – New York County

 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Manhasset – Nassau County

 

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

New York – New York County

 

 

Mount Sinai Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

North General Hospital

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

College Point – Queens County

 

S.R. Guggenheim Museum

New York – New York County

 

The Harlem School for the Arts

New York – New York County

 

The Joyce Theater Foundation

New York – New York County

 

 

National Grid – Service Territory

Borg Warner-Cortland

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Bristol-Myers Squibb

East Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Clarkson University

Potsdam – St. Lawrence County

 

Diemolding Corporation

Canastota – Madison County

 

Edward John Noble Hospital

Gouverneur – St. Lawrence County

 

Fiber Glass Industries

Amsterdam – Herkimer County

 

Lewis County General Hospital

Lowville – Lewis County

 

 

Natrium Products, Inc.

Cortland – Cortland County

 

OAB Holdings, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Organichem, Inc.

Rensselaer – Rensselaer County

 

Queensboro Farm Products

Canastota – Madison County

 

Robison & Smith, Inc.

Gloversville – Fulton County

 

Sorrento Lactalis

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Syracuse University

Syracuse – Onondaga County

New York State Electric and Gas – Service Territory

Agri-Mark, Inc.

Chateaugay – Franklin County

 

Borg Warner – Ithaca

Ithaca – Tompkins County

 

Candlelight Cabinetry, Inc.

Lockport – Niagara County

 

Consumers Beverages, Inc.

Buffalo – Erie County

 

Seneca Foods Corporation – Geneva Geneva – Ontario County

 

COMPANIES NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

Con Edison – Service Territory

AT&T

White Plains – Westchester County

 

Norampac

Maspeth – Queens County

National Grid – Service Territory

 

CWM Chemical Services, LLC

Model City – Niagara County

 

Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.

Cazenovia – Madison County 

 

Fitzpatrick & Weller, Inc.

Ellicottville – Cattaraugus County          

 

Kilian Manufacturing Corporation

Syracuse – Onondaga

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

McLane Eastern

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Quad Graphics, Inc.

Saratoga Springs – Saratoga County

 

Standard Manufacturing

Troy – Rensselaer County

 

Syracuse China

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Syroco, Inc. – A Subsidiary of Vassallo Industries

Baldwinsville – Onondaga County

 

Turbine Components Technologies

Whitesboro – Oneida County

 

 

New York State Electric & Gas – Service Territory

A. T. Reynolds & Sons, Inc.

Kiamesha Lake – Sullivan County

 

Audio Sears

Stamford – Delaware County

 

Endicott Interconnect Technology

Endicott - Broome County

 

Vail Ballou Press, Inc.

Binghamton – Broome County

 

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

International Business Machines - Rochester

Rochester - Monroe County

 

 

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such applications meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the 51 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 66,639 kW until December 31, 2006.

 

 

 



 


3.                   Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Reconsideration

The members of the Board considered the application for full or partial reconsideration for electricity savings reimbursements for 3applicants and benefits to remain at reduced amount for 1 applicant listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 498 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibits “3-A” and “3-B.”

The following resolution was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

WHEREAS, the following entity has applied for reconsideration for full or partial reinstatement under the Power for Jobs program:

Electricity Savings Reimbursements:

                                Dielectric Laboratories, Inc.

                                Higbee, Inc.

                                IE Electronics Corp.

 

                Benefits to Remain at Reduced Amount:

                                Kraft Foods

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, That the Board hereby finds and determines that such application meet the requirements of the extended benefits provisions of the Power for Jobs legislation contained in Article 6 of the Economic Development Law as amended by Chapter 313 of the Laws of 2005; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the application for full or partial reconsideration for electricity Savings reimbursements and for benefits to remain at reduced amount discussed herein totaling 1,960 kW until December 31, 2006.

Mr. Pasquale presented the highlights of staff’s recommendations to the Board.  Staff has sent 200 letters regarding the reconsideration process to companies whose PFJ allocations were reduced.  Of that number, 108 companies have sent in applications for reconsideration.  Of those 108, 77% have received full or partial reinstatement of their allocations.

                         



 


4.                   Transfers of Industrial Power

 

MEMORANDUM TO MEMBERS OF THE BOARD

 

SUMMARY

 

                The members of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board (Power Allocation Board) are requested to approval to the companies as detailed below.

 

BACKGROUND

 

The Power Allocation Board is requested to approve the transfer of power allocations for three existing customers that have changed their names for various business reasons. The Power Allocation Board has approved transfers of this nature at past meetings.

 

DISCUSSION

 

                The proposed transferees are as follows:

 

Harding Manufacturing Corporation, (“Harding”) is a custom plastic injection molding company located in Rome.  At their meeting of January 30, 2001, the Trustees approved Harding for a 300 kW Power for Jobs (“PFJ”) allocation in return for 97 jobs.  Harding has changed its name to HMC International, LLC (“HMC”) due to a change in ownership via an asset-only acquisition.  Although Harding was below job commitment, the company’s PFJ extended benefits went through the reconsideration process and at the January 31, 2006 Trustee meeting it was approved to have its allocation fully restored.  Business will continue at the same site and the main operation of the company will remain the same.  HMC plans to produce many new products and also add equipment upgrades that will enhance and improve service and dependability, leading to additional growth in sales and employment.  HMC plans to invest a minimum of $100,000 in new production and computer equipment upgrades.  HMC will honor all contract terms and conditions, including job commitments.

 

Seybert Nicholas Printing Group, LP (“Seybert”), located in Manhattan, is in the printing trade services.  At their meeting of January 26, 2000, the Trustees approved Seybert for a 400 kW PFJ allocation in return for 194 jobs.  Seybert merged with Tanagraphics, Inc. and now does business under the new name, TanaSeybert, LLC (“TanaSeybert”).  The merger will make the company a premier provider of commercial and digital printing, advertising prepress services and bindery and mailing services.  The merger consolidated the assets and liabilities of both entities.  After the merger, the company spent more than $5 million on renovations and relocation and now does business at 525 West 52nd Street, New York.  The company also invested $3 million in new equipment.  There will be no change in operation.  TanaSeybert will honor all contract terms and conditions, including job commitments.

Spancrete Northeast, Inc., (“Spancrete”), located in South Bethlehem, specializes in precast products and installation.  At their meeting of September 28, 1998, the Trustees approved a 350 kW PFJ allocation for Spancrete in return for 94 jobs.  Spancrete merged with Oldcastle Precast Inc. (“Oldcastle”), but operations will not be changed.  The company will continue doing business at the same site and plans no changes to the employment level.  Oldcastle agrees to honor all contract terms and conditions, including job commitments.

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

It is recommended that the Power Allocation Board approve the name and or/location changes detailed above.

 


Mr. Pasquale presented the highlights of staff’s recommendations to the Board.  In response to a question from Mr. Duncan, Mr. Pasquale said that all of these companies would be receiving their full PFJ allocations.

 

The recommendation was unanimously adopted by members of the Board present.

 


5.             Next Meeting

 

                The next meeting of the Board is to be determined.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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