ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER

ALLOCATION BOARD

 

MINUTES

 

January 30, 2007

Video Conference – 10:00 a.m.

 

                New York Power Authority Offices:

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

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

Fort Myers Interactive Video, 1408 Bayview Ct., Fort Myers, FL

 

 

1.             Approval of the Minutes of the Meeting of December 19, 2006

 

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

 

A.            COMPANIES IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

Con Edison - Service Territory

Blyhedale Children’s Hospital

Valhalla – Westchester County

 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Manhasset – Nassau County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

NYU Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

College Point – Queens County

 

 

Long Island Power Authority - Service Territory

 

Flag Poles, Inc

East Setauket – Suffolk County

 

Kozy Shack, Inc.

Hicksville – Nassau County

 

Standard Microsystems Corp

Hauppauge – Suffolk County

 

 

National Grid - Service Territory

 

Albany Molecular Research, Inc

Albany – Albany County

 

Borg Warner Morse Tech Corp

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Cascades Tissue Group

Waterford – Saratoga County

 

Natrium Products

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Snyder Industries, Inc

North Tonawanda – Niagara County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection

Skaneatelas Falls – Onondaga County

 

 

 


New York State Electric and Gas – Service Territory

 

Borg Warner Automotive Morse TEC

Ithaca – Tompkins County

 

Candlelight Cabinetry, Inc

Lockport – Niagara County

 

Consumers Beverages, Inc

Buffalo – Eire County

 

Corning (Big Flats)

Big Flats Chemung County

 

Corning (Costar Plant)

Oneonta – Otsego County

 

Merritt Plywood Machinery, Inc

Lockport – Niagara County

 

Soucy USA

Champlain – Clinton County

 

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

 

Optical Gaging Products

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

 

B.            COMPANIES NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

Con Edison - Service Territory

 

AT&T

White Plains – Westchester County

 

International Business Machines

White Plains – Westchester County

Norampac New York City, Inc

Maspeth – Queens County

 

Long Island Power Authority Gas – Service Territory

 

Photocircuits

Glen Cove – Suffolk County

 

 

National Grid - Service Territory

 

Dodge-Graphic Press Inc

Utica – Herkimer County

 

Higbee, Inc

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

 

International Business Machines

Rochester – Monroe County

 

Jada Precision Plastics, CO.

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

 

 

3.             2007 Power for Jobs Extended Benefits Recommendations
for Electricity Savings Reimbursements                              

 

Con Edison - Service Territory

 

Diller-Quaile School of Music

New York – New York County

 

Kruysman, Inc

Long Island City – Queens County

 

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

4.             Request to Approve the Plan for Webcasting

                EDPAB Meetings Pursuant to Executive Order No. 3

 

 

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)       Fort Myers Interactive Video, 1408 Bayview Ct., Fort Myers, FL

 

 

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, (Fort Myers, FL)

 

Kevin S. Corbett, Member (Excused)

 

Also in attendance were:

Timothy S. Carey                                 President and Chief Executive Officer, NYPA

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

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

Thomas H. Warmath                           Vice President and Chief Risk Officer, NYPA

Anne B. Cahill                                      Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Dennis T. Eccleston                            Chief Information Officer, NYPA

Angela D. Graves                                 Deputy Corporate Secretary, NYPA

Joseph C. Carline                                 Assistant General Counsel, NYPA

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

James F. Pasquale                                Director – Business Power Allocations, Compliance & Municipal Cooperative Marketing, NYPA

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

Joanne Willmott                                   Manager – Community Relations, NYPA

Niko P. Ladopoulos                             Legislative Liaison, NYPA

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

Jack Murphy                                         Temporary PR Counsel, NYPA

Lynnette J. Taylor                                Senior Legal Secretary, NYPA

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

 


1.                   Adoption of Minutes

The minutes of the meeting of December 19, 2006, were unanimously adopted.

Chairman McCullough presented the Minutes to the Board and asked for questions or changes before voting to adopt them into the official record.  In response to a question from Mr. McGarry, Mr. Pasquale said that the contracts were for 2006 and that his staff had to finish the 2006 contracts before presenting the contracts for 2007.


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

The members of the Board reconsidered the 31 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements listed below for Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 35,230 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

 

Blyhedale Children’s Hospital

Valhalla – Westchester County

 

Long Island Jewish Medical Center

Manhasset – Nassau County

 

New York Presbyterian Hospital

New York – New York County

 

NYU Medical Center

New York – New York County

 

Pepsi Cola Bottling Company

College Point – Queens County

 

 

Long Island Power Authority - Service Territory

Flag Poles, Inc

East Setauket – Suffolk County

 

Kozy Shack, Inc.

Hicksville – Nassau County

 

Standard Microsystems Corp

Hauppauge – Suffolk County

 

                               

National Grid – Service Territory

Albany Molecular Research, Inc

Albany – Albany County

 

Borg Warner Morse Tech Corp

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Cascades Tissue Group

Waterford – Saratoga County

 

Natrium Products

Cortland – Cortland County

 

Snyder Industries, Inc

North Tonawanda – Niagara County

 

Welch Allyn Data Collection

Skaneatelas Falls – Onondaga County

 

 

New York State Electric and Gas – Service Territory

Borg Warner Automotive Morse TEC

Ithaca – Tompkins County

 

Candlelight Cabinetry, Inc

Lockport – Niagara County

 

Consumers Beverages, Inc

Buffalo – Eire County

 

Corning (Big Flats)

Big Flats Chemung County

Corning (Costar Plant)

Oneonta – Otsego County

 

Merritt Plywood Machinery, Inc

Lockport – Niagara County

 

Soucy USA

Champlain – Clinton County

 

 

Rochester Gas & Electric – Service Territory

Optical Gaging Products

Rochester – Monroe County

 

 

 

 

COMPANIES NOT IN JOB COMPLIANCE

 

Con Edison - Service Territory

AT&T

White Plains – Westchester County

 

International Business Machines

White Plains – Westchester County

 

Norampac New York City, Inc

Maspeth – Queens County

 

Long Island Power Authority - Service Territory

Photocircuits

Glen Cove – Suffolk County

 

 

               

National Grid – Service Territory

Dodge-Graphic Press Inc

Utica – Herkimer County

 

Higbee, Inc

Syracuse – Onondaga County

 

Lydall Manning

Green Island – Albany County

 

Rochester Gas and Electric – Service Territory

International Business Machines

Rochester – Monroe County

 

Jada Precision Plastics, CO.

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 31 applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 35,230 kW until December 31, 2006.


 



3.                   2007 Power for Jobs Extended Benefits
Recommendations for Electricity Savings Reimbursements 

The members of the Board reconsidered the two applications for extended benefits recommendations for contract extensions listed below for 2007 Power for Jobs.  Mr. Pasquale explained that some 224 jobs would be impacted.  See Exhibit “3-A.”

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 2007 Power for Jobs program:    

 

Con Edison - Service Territory

Diller-Quaile School of Music

New York – New York County

 

Kruysman, Inc

Long Island City – Queens 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 645 of the Laws of 2006; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Board recommends to the Power Authority of the State of New York the two applications for extended benefits recommendations for electricity savings reimbursements discussed herein totaling 300 kW until June 30, 2007.

 



4.                   Request to Approve the Plan for Webcasting EDPAB
Meetings Pursuant to Executive Order No. 3                

Summary

 

                The members of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board (“EDPAB”) are requested to approve the plan, set forth in Exhibit “4-A,” for webcasting EDPAB meetings pursuant to Executive Order No. 3.

 

BACKGROUND

 

On January 1, 2007, Governor Eliot Spitzer issued five new Executive Orders, one of which, Executive Order No. 3, impacts EDPAB.  Among the topics addressed and actions taken in the Executive Orders are new ethical conduct guidelines for public employees and members of authorities, the elimination of politics from governmental decision making, the promotion of public access to government decision making and the continuation of certain other Executive Orders from prior administrations.  Executive Order Nos. 1 and 2 apply to all boards whose members serve at the pleasure of the governor; as the members of EDPAB are appointed to definite terms pursuant to Economic Development Law Section 182, they are not subject to Executive Order Nos. 1 and 2.  Executive Orders 4 and 5 deal with judicial appointment and the continuation of certain other Executive Orders from prior administrations, respectively, and therefore are not applicable to EDPAB.

 

DISCUSSION

 

Executive Order No. 3, which is applicable to EDPAB, requires all state agencies, boards and public authorities to identify all meetings that are subject to the Open Meetings Law and to set a time by which these meetings will be broadcast on the Internet (known as “webcasting”).  In addition, Executive Order No. 3 requires every agency and public authority to submit by March 1, 2007 a plan to the Secretary to the Governor that identifies all meetings subject to the Open Meetings Law and specifies a timetable that will ensure that all such meetings are webcast no later than July 1, 2007.  Executive Order No. 3 also requires that a report be submitted to the Secretary to the Governor by December 31, 2007 detailing the number of meetings webcast during the year and summarizing any public comments received concerning the webcasts and any recommendations for changes or improvements.  

 

Since EDPAB meetings are defined as public meetings, they are subject to the Open Meetings Law.  Staff has been working with the Authority’s Information Technology department to develop the technology that will enable webcasts of the EDPAB meetings, and have been advised that this webcasting capability will be in place by July 1, 2007. 

 

RECOMMENDATION

 

                The Chairman of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board recommends that the members of the Board: (1) approve the plan, attached as Exhibit “4-A,” for webcasting the meetings of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board by July 1, 2007 pursuant to Executive No. 3; (2) authorize the Chairman of the Board to submit the plan to the Secretary to the Governor by March 1, 2007; and (3) authorize the Chairman of the Board to submit a report to the Secretary to the Governor by December 31, 2007 that details the number of meetings webcast during 2007, and summarizing the public comments received, as well as any recommendations for changes or improvements.

 

Ms. Cahill presented the highlights of staff’s recommendations to the Board.  In response to a question from Mr. Duncan, she said that only one motion was needed to approve the resolutions.


Following consideration of such request, the Members of the Board present voted unanimously to approve the following resolution:

RESOLVED, That pursuant to Executive Order No. 3 issued by Governor Eliot Spitzer on January 1, 2007, the plan for webcasting the meetings of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board (“EDPAB”) by July 1, 2007, attached hereto as Exhibit “4-A,” is approved in accordance with the attached memorandum of the Chairman; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, That pursuant to Executive Order No. 3, the Chairman be, and hereby is, authorized to submit the plan attached hereto as Exhibit “4-A” to the Secretary to the Governor by March 1, 2007; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, That pursuant to Executive Order No. 3, the Chairman be, and hereby is, authorized to submit a report setting forth the number of EDPAB meetings webcast during the year, together with a summary of any public comments received regarding the webcasting and any recommendations for changes or improvements, to the Secretary to the Governor by December 31, 2007; and be it further

 

RESOLVED, That the Chairman be, and hereby is, authorized on behalf of EDPAB to do any and all things, take any and all actions and execute and deliver any and all agreements, certificates and other documents to effectuate the foregoing resolution.

 

 

 


Exhibit “4-A”

January 30, 2007

 

 

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT POWER ALLOCATION BOARD

 

 

Plan for Webcasting of Public Meetings

pursuant to

Executive Order No. 3

 

 

 

(a)        Meetings of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board subject to the             Open Meetings Law:*

 

            Meetings of the members of the Economic Development Power Allocation Board          Board.

            *(Convened for the purpose of conducting public business and where a quorum is
    present.)

 

 

(b)        Timetable

 

            Effective July 1, 2007 the Economic Development Power Allocation Board will broadcast its meetings on the Internet via a link from the website of the Power
Authority of the State of New York,     www.nypa.gov, except those portions of its meetings during which an executive session is being conducted.

 

 

 


5.             Next Meeting

 

                Chairman McCullough said that the date for the next EDPAB meeting would be selected shortly and the EDPAB members would be informed of such as soon as possible.