August 2023 Meeting Summary

Summary of COMIDA Meeting for August 15th, 2023
Observed by Deborah Rice Gordon
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Monitoring Reports:
A local labor monitoring report was given by Kevin Loweke.  In July, the residency of 521 workers was checked with 6 workers having a non-compliance issue.  As of July 31st, all monitored sites were compliant at the time of inspection.  The percentage of local laborers at the Amazon Manitou site was 73.4%. 
A local labor exemption report was discussed by Brian Lafountain. Two exemptions related to the LiCycle project were related to local union members being fully employed and not available.
The financial report for July was discussed.  At this point in the fiscal year, over $5.1 million has been generated for the Workforce Development Program over the past 2 years.  Of that, almost $3.92 million has been committed.   

Project Application Reviews:
Requests for sales tax exemptions, recording tax exemptions and/or real property tax abatements was approved by the Board for the following project: Project Modifications: 
The following modification request was approved: Governance Committee Report
Discussion is on-going concerning potentially expanding the local labor area.  There are no action items at present.

Compliance Committee Report Director Discussion Items The meeting was adjourned.