Brooks: "Time to Draw a Line in the Sand" with Medley Centre Developer.
County Executive Maggie Brooks is proposing the County of Monroe Industrial Management Agency, or COMIDA, consider two resolutions regarding the stalled Medley Centre project in Irondequoit.
The first resolution would rescind the payment-in-lieu-of-taxes, or PILOT agreement, effective May 2nd, if the developer doesn't pay his bill in full on the first of the month.
The second proposal would authorize COMIDA to join with the Monroe County Law Department to prepare legal action to hold the developer accountable for all monies owed, including PILOT and milestone payments.
She says Congel owes two PILOT payments and three “milestone” payments at this point.
Brooks adds the good work of the COMIDA board has been overshadowed by the Medley Centre saga.
Brooks says if Congel makes his payments, we all go forward.
If he doesn't, it's time to “cut our losses and move on,” according to Brooks.
She adds she knows of no one else with a proposal for the site, and Congel's proposal means nothing if he's not complying with the agreement with COMIDA.
Congel did not appear at today's meeting, but issued this statement:
'We are going to continue communicating with the County and COMIDA to attempt to resolve our differences .
It is a billion dollar project with thousands of jobs and it is our goal to move forward."
Scott R Congel, Managing Partner, Bersin Properties, LLC