NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
ON PROPOSED PROJECT
AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
Notice is hereby given that a public hearing pursuant to Section 859-a(2) of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York (the “Act”) will be held by County of Delaware Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 18th day of September, 2018 at 12 o’clock p.m., local time, at Civic Center in the Town of Sidney, Delaware County, New York in connection with the following matters:
Amphenol Aerospace Operations, a division of Amphenol Corporation (the “Company”), has presented an application (the “Application”) to the Agency, a copy of which Application is on file at the office of the Agency, requesting that the Agency consider undertaking a project (the “Project”) for the benefit of the Company, said Project consisting of the following: (A) the purchase and installation of solar electricity generating equipment, including but not limited to PV modules, metal racks and steel earth screw foundations and electric equipment with related concrete foundations (collectively, the “Equipment” or the “Project Facility”) to be located at the Company’s manufacturing facility at 40-60 Delaware Avenue in the Village and Town of Sidney, Delaware County, New York, to be operated by the Company as a solar powered electricity generation facility and other directly and indirectly related activities; (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 certain sales and use taxes and real estate transfer taxes (the “Financial Assistance”); and (C) the lease (with an obligation to purchase) or sale of the Project Facility to the Company or such other person as may be designated by the Company and agreed upon by the Agency.
The Agency is considering whether (A) to undertake the Project, and (B) to provide certain exemptions from taxation with respect to the Project, including (1) exemption from deed transfer taxes on any real estate transfers, if any, with respect to the Project and (2) exemption from sales taxes relating to the acquisition, construction, renovation and installation of the Project Facility. If any portion of the Financial Assistance to be granted by the Agency with respect to the Project is not consistent with the Agency’s uniform tax exemption policy, the Agency will follow the procedures for deviation from such policy set forth in Section 874(4) of the Act prior to granting such portion of the Financial Assistance.
If the Agency determines to proceed with the Project, the Project Facility will be acquired, constructed, reconstructed and installed by the Agency and will be leased (with an obligation to purchase) or sold by the Agency to the Company or its designee pursuant to a project agreement (the “Agreement”) requiring that the Company or its designee make certain payments to the Agency.
The Agency has not yet made a determination pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law (the “SEQR Act”) regarding the potential environmental impact of the Project.
The Agency will at said time and place hear all persons with views on either the location and nature of the proposed Project, or the Financial Assistance being contemplated by the Agency in connection with the proposed Project. A copy of the Application filed by the Company with the Agency with respect to the Project, including an analysis of the costs and benefits of the Project, is available for public inspection during business hours at the offices of the Agency. A transcript or summary report of the hearing will be made available to the members of the Agency.
Additional information can be obtained from, and written comments may be addressed to: Glenn Nealis, Executive Director, County of Delaware Industrial Development Agency, One Courthouse Square, Suite 4, Delhi, New York 13753; Telephone: 607-746-8595.
Dated: September 5, 2018.