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2-10-22 Notice of Public Hearing - American Organic Energy LLC

01/28/22

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a supplemental public hearing pursuant to Article 18- A of the New York State General Municipal Law will be held by the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency (the “Agency”) on the 10th day of February, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. local time, at the Town of Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, 2nd Floor, One Independence Hill, Farmingville, New York 11738, in connection with the following matters:

American Organic Energy, LLC, a New York limited liability company, on behalf of itself and/or the principals of American Organic Energy, LLC and/or an entity formed or to be formed on behalf of any of the foregoing (collectively, the “Company”), has requested the Agency’s assistance in connection with the acquisition of a leasehold interest in an approximately 8.2 acre parcel of land that is encompassed as part of a larger 62.00 acre parcel of land located at 445 Horseblock Road, Yaphank, New York 11980 (the “Land”), and the construction and equipping of an approximately 60,000 square foot building to be located thereon including, without limitation, pre-processing equipment, odor control, anaerobic digestion tanks, by-product processing, gas cleaning and compression engines (the “Improvements” and “Equipment”; and, together with the Land, the “Facility”), for lease by the Agency to the Company and used by the Company in its business as an anaerobic digester to process food waste, oils, greases and grass clippings to be converted to clean energy, clean water and soil products. The Facility will be initially owned, operated and/or managed by the Company.

The Agency previously conducted a public hearing with respect to the Facility on June 19, 2019.

Subsequent to the submission of the Original Application by the Company to the Agency, the Company notified the Agency of a change in ownership structure of the Facility and requested that the Agency consent to amend the Application (the “Amendment to Application”), to reflect that the Company will be owned by AOE Holding, LLC a limited liability company organized and existing under the laws of the State of New York (the “AOE Holding”) to be the 100% owner of the Company. AOE Holding will be owned by Charles Vigliotti, Arnold Vigliotti, and Viridi Energy, LLC.

The Agency contemplates that it will provide financial assistance to the Company in the form of exemptions from mortgage recording taxes in connection with the financing or any subsequent refinancing or permanent financing of the Facility, exemptions from sales and use taxes in connection with the construction and equipping of the Facility, and abatement of real property taxes, all consistent with the policies of the Agency.

A representative of the Agency will, at the above-stated time and place, hear and accept written comments from all persons with views in favor of or opposed to either the proposed financial assistance to the Company or the location or nature of the Facility. Prior to the hearing, all persons will have the opportunity to review on the Agency’s website (https://brookhavenida.org/), the application for financial assistance filed by the Company with the Agency and an analysis of the costs and benefits of the proposed Facility.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, all persons attending the Public Hearing will be required to wear face masks and maintain proper social distancing. Members of the public may also attend the Public Hearing by video conference by accessing the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82853053697?pwd=em5DcWFmbUhTZ24vTWpYeHRiUU1KQT09; and entering passcode 177657.

TOWN OF BROOKHAVEN INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AGENCY
Dated: January 31, 2022
By: Lisa MG Mulligan
Title: Chief Executive Officer

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