Oneida County Email Dump


The following is 710 pages of a large PDF taken from the UticaOD website here, Oneida County Email Release on Hospital. We stripped-out only the text from the PDF, and formatted initially one block of text per page, but context is searchable.

You will see the name "Pronteau, Robert E" often, Mr Pronteau is the Oneida County records officer, he released the file after FOIL by #NoHospitalDowntown.

The oldest email message (page 710) is dated June 12, 2014, and the newest (page 1) is dated August 25, 2017.

We will add more formatting, but with all the blank space above numerous Brindisi email footers, we have reason to believe a great deal of messages were redacted.


1 From: Karen Corrigan-Rider Sent: Friday, August 25, 2017 10:58 AM To: Debra Altdoerffer Cc: Anthony Brindisi; 'griffo@senate.state.ny.us'; ce@ocgov.net Subject: attached letter Attachments: Scanned from a Xerox Multifunction Printer.pdf Deb, (Please forward this to Scott as well as I do not have his e mail address) We have received and appreciate the attached letter. Just so you are aware, the County NOR the City have reached out to me for discussions on the cost of the possible move of our business when/if the possible requested acquisition request is made (pretty up in the air). We are unable to make any move at this point in time because no request or proposal has been made. Furthermore the ability of us to find a building or build a building; build the showroom quality construction needed by December 1st of any given year, and the ability to have the showroom up and running by December 1st of every year; is a very expensive and lengthy proposition, one that we would have to hire out for due to time constraints. This is a requirement for our business. Your letter said you would want to take possession inside of 12-18 months; please include the costs of us being able to do that in your proposal. If you need help coming to these costs we would be willing to meet and discuss you. As the party wanting to acquire our building , I would think this would be a reasonable expectation to be part of your process. We all agree that a new hospital with better equipment would be for the betterment of the community; we do not agree that your decision of where you want the proposed hospital is the best decision. The taxpayers of Oneida County and especially City of Utica taxpayers will have a heavy burden and it would seem that our political leaders and the hospital itself would want to take them into consideration when it comes to the fact that the hospital could be built in an area that does not require these same tax payer burden; feel free to enlighten me if you think that statement is incorrect. Respectfully, Karen Corrigan Wilcor International

2 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 3:19 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Meier, Raymond; sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: City of Utica and MVHS parking Yea!!!! Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 21, 2017, at 3:12 PM, Picente, Anthony wrote: > > ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. > > > They already released it! > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On Aug 21, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Meier, Raymond wrote: >> >> He signed. See the attachment. Tony, Scott’s office will circulate executed originals. >> >> Ray >> >> >> >>

3 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 3:12 PM To: MeierR@bsk.com Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: Re: City of Utica and MVHS parking They already released it! Sent from my iPhone > On Aug 21, 2017, at 3:08 PM, Meier, Raymond wrote: > > He signed. See the attachment. Tony, Scott’s office will circulate executed originals. > > Ray > > > >

4 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 3:08 PM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net); Steven DiMeo (sjdimeo@mvedge.org); Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: City of Utica and MVHS parking Attachments: DOC082117-08212017144837.pdf He signed. See the attachment. Tony, Scott’s office will circulate executed originals. Ray

5 From: Robert Oliveira Sent: Monday, August 21, 2017 9:28 AM To: CE; gfiorini Subject: Thank you Dear Mr. County Executive and Mr. Chairman, I just wanted to say thank you for your work on the Downtown Hospital. Hopefully in short time, things will all be set on this end. Until then, I will continue to make the affirmative case whenever possible. Great Food, Amazing Art. Utica - Yeah, that's us. Have an outstanding day -- Bobby O Friends of Bobby O 315-864-1229

6 From: John Swann Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 2:55 PM To: Genovese, James Cc: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: RE: Community Foundation and hospital Attachments: image001.jpg; Community Foundation O-D guest column submission 081617.docx Thanks, Phil, for spreading the message Sunday. James, happy to share the attached for your eyes and your boss’s/colleagues’, as you see fit. (Hoping to avoid spreading it further before Sunday, not that it’s contains anything startling.) It was delivered to the O-D Wednesday morning to meet their earlier-than-normal deadline this week (someone’s going on vacation there) for Sunday publication. From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 2:28 PM To: John Swann Cc: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: RE: Community Foundation and hospital John, Phil will handle this for us and I can’t see a problem with redistributing on Tony’s Social media. I’d love to see it before it goes out. Thanks JG From: John Swann [mailto:jswann@foundationhoc.org] Sent: Friday, August 18, 2017 1:45 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Community Foundation and hospital Hey James, Hope all is well. The Community Foundation has written a guest column that will be published Sunday, August 20, in the O-D. It urges the community to put aside negativity and support the hospital project for the good of all, and we’re committing to provide leadership on this issue with like-minded partners from government, et al. The small number of negative voices continues to speak loudly, and we think it’s time the facts, logic and good will had equal time. I don’t know your protocols for social media and other redistribution of issue messaging like this, but am hoping that your folks will be able to share via social media and otherwise as appropriate. I’ll be managing the initial social media activity Saturday night and early Sunday—not sure when the O-D posts certain material from the Sunday edition—so please let me know if you would like me to send a link to someone once it goes live.

7 Thanks, and have a great weekend! John John Swann Vice President for Development & Community Investment The Community Foundation of Herkimer & Oneida Counties, Inc. 2608 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502 315-731-3725 (direct) 315-735-8212 (main) 315-939-9620 (cell) foundationhoc.org We are dedicated to Impact Investment, addressing long-standing community challenges by leveraging resources with like-minded partners for maximum impact. Learn more about our first Impact Investment at leadfreemv.org.

8 From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 14, 2017 9:48 AM To: jason@wutqfm.com Subject: MVHS Economic Impact Attachments: MVHS Economic Impact Analysis.pdf Thought this would be helpful for you and your team ;) Phil Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501

9 From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 12:40 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: RE: Board Handouts Attachments: Est MVHS Economic Impact Analysis - City of Utca 08-08-17.pdf Al See attached. I hope this thing gets finalized with City. I think they are feeling pressure but I am not sure that Mayor understands that negotiations are over and it is time to sign the deal on the table. Steve -----Original Message----- From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, August 11, 2017 11:48 AM To: Steve DiMeo Subject: Board Handouts Steve, Please send me that handout from Wednesday. And you did an excellent job on Keeler! Thanks Al Sent from my iPhone

10 From: David M. Catalfamo Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 4:18 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Information about MVHS project sure From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:51 PM To: David M. Catalfamo Subject: FW: Information about MVHS project I jotted down an email from Camoin but it bounced back. Can you get this info on the hospital over to them. This might be more info than they need but should be helpful. From: Allison Damiano-DeTraglia [mailto:allison@paigegroup.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 12:01 PM To: Genovese, James Cc: Nancy Pattarini Subject: Re: Information about MVHS project James, Per our conversation, please find the overview presentation, updated in April after the award announcement. Please note, the numbers on side 19 were provided from Turner Construction. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117 On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Allison Damiano-DeTraglia wrote:

11 James, Per our conversation, attached, please find a 5-page PDF of slip sheets on the MVHS project as well as a press release distributed in April regarding the $300 million award. Please review and and let me know if this contains the needed information or if you need something else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117

12 From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:51 PM To: dcatalfamo@parkstrategies.com Subject: FW: Information about MVHS project Attachments: MVHS New Hospital Presentation Updated 4_2017.pptx I jotted down an email from Camoin but it bounced back. Can you get this info on the hospital over to them. This might be more info than they need but should be helpful. From: Allison Damiano-DeTraglia [mailto:allison@paigegroup.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 8, 2017 12:01 PM To: Genovese, James Cc: Nancy Pattarini Subject: Re: Information about MVHS project James, Per our conversation, please find the overview presentation, updated in April after the award announcement. Please note, the numbers on side 19 were provided from Turner Construction. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117 On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Allison Damiano-DeTraglia wrote: James, Per our conversation, attached, please find a 5-page PDF of slip sheets on the MVHS project as well as a press release distributed in April regarding the $300 million award. Please review and and let me know if this contains the needed information or if you need something else. Thanks,

13 Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117

14 From: Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 12:01 PM To: Genovese, James Cc: Nancy Pattarini Subject: Re: Information about MVHS project Attachments: MVHS New Hospital Presentation Updated 4_2017.pptx James, Per our conversation, please find the overview presentation, updated in April after the award announcement. Please note, the numbers on side 19 were provided from Turner Construction. Let me know if you need anything else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117 On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:45 AM, Allison Damiano-DeTraglia wrote: James, Per our conversation, attached, please find a 5-page PDF of slip sheets on the MVHS project as well as a press release distributed in April regarding the $300 million award. Please review and and let me know if this contains the needed information or if you need something else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204

15 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117

16 From: Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 11:45 AM To: Genovese, James Cc: Nancy Pattarini Subject: Information about MVHS project Attachments: new_hospital_info_handout.pdf; MVHS Receives $300 Million from DOH_4.4.17 _FINAL.docx James, Per our conversation, attached, please find a 5-page PDF of slip sheets on the MVHS project as well as a press release distributed in April regarding the $300 million award. Please review and and let me know if this contains the needed information or if you need something else. Thanks, Allison Allison Damiano-DeTraglia Vice President/Account Services Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee St. Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com Office: +1.315.733.2313 ext. 123 Mobile: +1.315.527.5117

17 From: Mike Cerminaro Sent: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 8:51 AM To: Steven J. Dimeo; 'Joe Marino' Cc: 'Picente, Anthony'; William Morehouse; rmeier@bsk.com Subject: RE: EStimated Economic Impact - MVHS Project Downtown Utica Looks like you worked late last night!! Thanks Steve…..We’ll take a look at it… Is the Mayor getting a copy of this or should we send it to him? We don’t know if you are planning to meet with him to discuss this, so we don’t want to get in the way of anything here…. Thanks again. Michael T. Cerminaro, Deputy Comptroller City of Utica Direct line: (315) 792-0143 Fax number: (315) 792-0074 From: Steven J. Dimeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 11:21 PM To: 'Joe Marino'; Mike Cerminaro Cc: 'Picente, Anthony'; rmeier@bsk.com Subject: EStimated Economic Impact - MVHS Project Downtown Utica At the meeting with the City Council and County BOL last week, I was asked to come up with a summary showing the economic gain/impact to the City of Utica on this project so that The Council could assess whether the project has economic impcts that are equal to or greater than the city’s share of the project. I went back and took a closer look and have come up with the following assessment, which shows that the City gains more from this project then what the project costs the city in terms of annual debt service obligations and the loss of property taxes with taking 25 + acres off the tax rolls. There are a number of other benefits that have not been quantified that are positive benefits from this strategic investment. I would be happy to review and discuss but I believe the City stands to gain from this project based ont the assumptions contained in this analysis. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. Regards, Steven J. DiMeo President Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Dr. Rome, NY 13441 (315) 338-0393

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19 From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 4:57 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: Re: Stuff When will it run? Sent from my iPhone On Aug 7, 2017, at 4:19 PM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Al- Here are a couple of things to think about when you talk to Tony. I sent this to Larry too. There is a way not to piss of Joe and Tony, but to be fair. Seriously the Governor’s staff here is excellent and keeps him informed. It’s good press for him to be here, but the reality is what is he really doing for us. I want to point out this article from the Observer-Dispatch: OUR VIEW: Community change can make us stronger http://www.uticaod.com/opinion/20170618/our-view-community-change-can-make-us-stronger Specifically note this part of the article, right in the middle: “Utica is on the cusp of change. Anyone who thinks this city is not a better place than it was 20 years ago hasn’t been paying attention. New life is emerging in many corners of the community as the city reinvents itself, sparked largely by a new attitude, especially among young people who are providing a spirit that is contagious. We believe a downtown hospital can be part of the renaissance. It will bring energy to a long-neglected part of town, complementing adjoining neighborhoods and creating a new one as progress continues all around it - at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Bagg’s Square and Varick Street and in the heart of downtown.” The Governor is involved in all four of the items mentioned here and illustrates how Utica is better off: $300 million for the hospital. Varick Street is part of a $35 million DOT project (http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-35-million-investment-upgrade-northsouth- arterial-utica) and we even put Baggs Square on the state and national registries of historic places. Has there been this much attention since Mario Cuomo created GLDC and sold it to Ray and Roann . Yes, it was his idea .

20 From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 4:45 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: RE: Stuff I’ll give it a try. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Monday, August 7, 2017 4:17 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: Stuff Al- Here are a couple of things to think about when you talk to Tony. I sent this to Larry too. There is a way not to piss of Joe and Tony, but to be fair. Seriously the Governor’s staff here is excellent and keeps him informed. It’s good press for him to be here, but the reality is what is he really doing for us. I want to point out this article from the Observer-Dispatch: OUR VIEW: Community change can make us stronger http://www.uticaod.com/opinion/20170618/our-view-community-change-can-make-us-stronger Specifically note this part of the article, right in the middle: “Utica is on the cusp of change. Anyone who thinks this city is not a better place than it was 20 years ago hasn’t been paying attention. New life is emerging in many corners of the community as the city reinvents itself, sparked largely by a new attitude, especially among young people who are providing a spirit that is contagious. We believe a downtown hospital can be part of the renaissance. It will bring energy to a long-neglected part of town, complementing adjoining neighborhoods and creating a new one as progress continues all around it - at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Bagg’s Square and Varick Street and in the heart of downtown.” The Governor is involved in all four of the items mentioned here and illustrates how Utica is better off: $300 million for the hospital. Varick Street is part of a $35 million DOT project (http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomoannounces- 35-million-investment-upgrade-north-south-arterial-utica) and we even put Baggs Square on the state and national registries of historic places. Has there been this much attention since Mario Cuomo created GLDC and sold it to Ray and Roann . Yes, it was his idea .

21 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, August 07, 2017 4:17 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: Stuff Al- Here are a couple of things to think about when you talk to Tony. I sent this to Larry too. There is a way not to piss of Joe and Tony, but to be fair. Seriously the Governor’s staff here is excellent and keeps him informed. It’s good press for him to be here, but the reality is what is he really doing for us. I want to point out this article from the Observer-Dispatch: OUR VIEW: Community change can make us stronger http://www.uticaod.com/opinion/20170618/our-view-community-change-can-make-us-stronger Specifically note this part of the article, right in the middle: “Utica is on the cusp of change. Anyone who thinks this city is not a better place than it was 20 years ago hasn’t been paying attention. New life is emerging in many corners of the community as the city reinvents itself, sparked largely by a new attitude, especially among young people who are providing a spirit that is contagious. We believe a downtown hospital can be part of the renaissance. It will bring energy to a long-neglected part of town, complementing adjoining neighborhoods and creating a new one as progress continues all around it - at the Utica Memorial Auditorium, Bagg’s Square and Varick Street and in the heart of downtown.” The Governor is involved in all four of the items mentioned here and illustrates how Utica is better off: $300 million for the hospital. Varick Street is part of a $35 million DOT project (http://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomoannounces- 35-million-investment-upgrade-north-south-arterial-utica) and we even put Baggs Square on the state and national registries of historic places. Has there been this much attention since Mario Cuomo created GLDC and sold it to Ray and Roann . Yes, it was his idea .

22 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:49 AM To: Anthony Brindisi; Picente, Anthony; rmeier@bsk.com Cc: Jennifer Waters Subject: RE: FW: MVHS Meeting Not convenient for me either but it is what it is. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:57 AM To: Picente, Anthony ; Steven J. Dimeo ; rmeier@bsk.com Cc: Jennifer Waters Subject: Re: FW: MVHS Meeting That's really not convenient for me. If we have to I can be there for about a half hour but I have previously scheduled commitments I can't move. Tell him to bring the Gov here. It's only been two years since he's come here for anything of substance. Anthony On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:12 PM Steven J. Dimeo wrote: Can we move meeting to 4PM? From: Mahony, Karen (ESD) [mailto:Karen.Mahony@esd.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:07 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Reese, Michael (ESD) Subject: Re: MVHS Meeting Hi Steve amd Mike. Howard is asked to join Gov in NYC tomorrow morning. He will drive to utica afterwards. Can we move meeting to 4pm? Thank you, Karen. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. From: Steven J. Dimeo

23 Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:06 PM To: Mahony, Karen (ESD) Subject: MVHS Meeting ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. Karen We are all set for meeting with Howard tomorrow at State Office Building in Utica at 1PM. We wlll have lunch available for Howard . Attached is a copy of the MVHS presentation on the downtown Utica hospital project that will be discussed tomorrow in case Howard wants to look at something before hand. Regards Steve IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

24 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, July 27, 2017 7:57 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Steven J. Dimeo; rmeier@bsk.com Cc: Jennifer Waters Subject: Re: FW: MVHS Meeting That's really not convenient for me. If we have to I can be there for about a half hour but I have previously scheduled commitments I can't move. Tell him to bring the Gov here. It's only been two years since he's come here for anything of substance. Anthony On Wed, Jul 26, 2017 at 9:12 PM Steven J. Dimeo wrote: Can we move meeting to 4PM? From: Mahony, Karen (ESD) [mailto:Karen.Mahony@esd.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:07 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Reese, Michael (ESD) Subject: Re: MVHS Meeting Hi Steve amd Mike. Howard is asked to join Gov in NYC tomorrow morning. He will drive to utica afterwards. Can we move meeting to 4pm? Thank you, Karen. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:06 PM To: Mahony, Karen (ESD) Subject: MVHS Meeting

25 ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. Karen We are all set for meeting with Howard tomorrow at State Office Building in Utica at 1PM. We wlll have lunch available for Howard . Attached is a copy of the MVHS presentation on the downtown Utica hospital project that will be discussed tomorrow in case Howard wants to look at something before hand. Regards Steve IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

26 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:13 PM To: rmeier@bsk.com; Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Cc: Jennifer Waters Subject: FW: MVHS Meeting Can we move meeting to 4PM? From: Mahony, Karen (ESD) [mailto:Karen.Mahony@esd.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 9:07 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Reese, Michael (ESD) Subject: Re: MVHS Meeting Hi Steve amd Mike. Howard is asked to join Gov in NYC tomorrow morning. He will drive to utica afterwards. Can we move meeting to 4pm? Thank you, Karen. Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone on the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network. From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 2:06 PM To: Mahony, Karen (ESD) Subject: MVHS Meeting ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. Karen We are all set for meeting with Howard tomorrow at State Office Building in Utica at 1PM. We wlll have lunch available for Howard . Attached is a copy of the MVHS presentation on the downtown Utica hospital project that will be discussed tomorrow in case Howard wants to look at something before hand. Regards Steve IMPORTANT: This e-mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual(s) or entity to whom it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any viewing, copying, disclosure or distribution of this information may be subject to legal restriction or sanction. Please immediately notify the sender by electronic mail or notify the System Administrator by telephone (518)292-5180 or e-mail (administrator@esd.ny.gov) and delete the message. Thank you.

27 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 2:48 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: FW: MVHS Foil Request Attachments: image001.jpg; image002.png; image004.jpg; FOIL REQUEST.pdf FYI Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica,NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390 (Fax) From: Genovese, James Sent: Monday, July 24, 2017 12:18 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: FW: MVHS Foil Request See below and attached From: Pronteau, Robert E Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 9:35 AM To: Venettozzi, Regina ; Flint, Kimberly ; Nowak, Shelley ; Genovese, James ; Nowak, Shelley Subject: MVHS Foil Request Hello All, I’ve recently received the attached FOIL request from one of the individuals involved in the #NOHOSPITALDOWNTOWN group. The request is fairly extensive, and although much of what is requested is either not available or not in our possession, much is, and I need to start gathering this information together in preparation for responding. I’m emailing all of you so that you can let me know where else you think I should look for info, and what other departments and/or persons I should contact for some of this information. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks! --Bob

28 Robert E. Pronteau Assistant County Attorney Oneida County Department of Law 800 Park Avenue Utica, New York 13501 Ph. 315.798.5910 Fax. 315.798.5603 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail transmission (and/or the attachments accompanying it) may contain confidential information belonging to the sender which is protected by the attorney-client privilege. The information is intended only for the use of the intended recipient. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. Any unauthorized interception of this transmission is illegal. If you have received this transmission in error, please promptly notify the sender by reply e-mail, and then destroy all copies of the transmission.

29 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2017 1:49 PM To: 'Picente, Anthony' Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net Subject: Meeting with Zemsky - MVHS Tony We have Howard confirmed from noon to 1:30PM for next Thursday @ the ESD offices in the State Office Building. Howard will be here as a stop before he heads back to Buffalo. We will arrange for lunch to be available. We have received comments from MVHS on presentation and have made those changes. Outside of MVHS and yourself I have invited: Ray Meier, Dave Connolly (Hammes), Brindisi, Griffo,Gilroy, Mike Reese/Allison Nowak, and I will let Delores know. I will call mayor to let him know but I want to also sit with him to review numbers. Steve

30 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Sunday, July 02, 2017 11:39 AM To: Anthony Picente; Candido, Alfred; Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Charles Greco; mayor@cityofutica.com Subject: Fwd: OUR VIEW: Now MVHS must make its case for new hospital FYI ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: Nancy Pattarini Date: Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 11:38 AM Subject: Re: OUR VIEW: Now MVHS must make its case for new hospital To: , , , , , Cc: , , You'll note that the term "leveling" is how the approach is being labeled. Let's please discuss publishing our Guiding Principles, much of which came out of the January forums and now is being refined by NBBJ. It will go a long way to dispelling the assumptions being made, and will help keep the dialogue balanced until we're ready to present the design concept. Nancy On Sun, Jul 2, 2017 at 11:25 AM Nancy Pattarini wrote: OUR VIEW: Now MVHS must make its case for new hospital http://www.uticaod.com/opinion/20170702/our-view-now-mvhs-must-make-its-case-for-new-hospital -- Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 315-733-2313 Office 315-527-2213 Mobile -- Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 315-733-2313 Office 315-527-2213 Mobile 31 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Friday, June 30, 2017 12:37 PM To: 'Brian Thomas' Cc: sperra@mvhealthsystem.org; rmeier@bsk.com; BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: ZBA Use Variance 525-527 Oriskany Street Attachments: Opposition letter ZBA Application 525-527 Oriskany Street.pdf Brian Attached is a letter opposing the proposed Use Variance request for Ms. Elefante’s property at 525-527 Oriskany Street. Copies of this letter have also gone to all members of the Utica Common Counsil, the Mayor, County Executive, and Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi who helped garner the 4300 m appropriation for the MVHS healthcare project. This application does not meet the use variance requirements and should be denied based on zoning law. In addition, the property in question is to be acquired for the MVHS project and therefore it make little sense on the part of the property owner and the proposed lessee to develop the property knowing full well that the property is to be acquired as part of a much larger transformational initiative which is far more beneficial to the City of Utica then a rental car facility. The City needs to raise the standards of what it wants in downtown and not perpetuate marginal economic uses. I hope that the City will recommend disapproval of this ZBA request. Regards, Steven J. DiMeo President Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Dr. Rome, NY 13441 (315) 338-0393 (315) 796-1995

32 Pronteau, Robert E From: Elizabeth irons Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 9:20 AM To: James Genovese Subject: Notes from last night's meeting Attachments: Mayor Palmeiri guest June 5, 2017.docx James Have attached a my notes from the meeting. Important to note that at no time was the Mayor derogatory to the County or the County Exec. Although he does not support the project as it is, he was respectful during the discussion (for what it's worth). Beth

33 Pronteau, Robert E From: David Williams Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:02 PM To: Henry, Christopher Cc: Candido, Alfred; Kent, John; Venettozzi, Regina; Carvelli, Anthony; Brian Thomas; Frederick Arcuri; Charles Greco Subject: RE: Hospital Parcel IDS Chris, My office is committed to assisting you in making this project as accurate as possible. It is not uncommon to have conflicts between the County maps and City tax roll. All of the parcels I sent you are active parcels which the owners pay taxes on. Let me review this information and I will get back to you. David H. Williams Assessor City of Utica Department of Assessment 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 dwilliams@cityofutica.com (315) 792-0125 www.cityofutica.com From: Henry, Christopher [mailto:chenry@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, May 23, 2017 10:27 AM To: David Williams Cc: Candido, Alfred ; Kent, John ; Venettozzi, Regina ; Carvelli, Anthony ; Brian Thomas ; Frederick Arcuri Subject: Hospital Parcel IDS Dave, I received the list of parcel ID’s from Hammes Co. I also used SDG Image Mate http://cityofutica.sdgnys.com/search.aspx to help me look up information about the missing parcel ID’s from our list. My intent with the following is to outline where there might be conflicts in our review of the numbers and to pursue accurate and consistent data across all agencies as this project moves forward. Parcel ID review: 318.33-3-9.60 for Address 506 Columbia St is listed on the sheet I received from MVHS as 318.033-3-9. This is a reporting conflict. 318.034-1-23./1 is listed as 318.034-1-23. We are missing from the MVHS list parcel ID: 318.034-1-23./2

34 318.34 -1-29 is owned by 418 Lafayette St. Corp. and the address is Carton Ave. Which from the MVHS list shows the same owner for ID# 318.034-1-25 which is address 418 LaFayette St. which may be the same parcel. 318.41-2-1 is listed as ID# 318.041-2-1 on the MVHS list. It has the same owner C.P. Read Enterprises, LLC and address 441 447 LaFayette St The Full Market Value is roughly the same Utica has it at $4444 (2016) and MVHS list has it at $4,211.00. 318.42-1-19./2 is another Real Properties conflict. The City has this address as 315 La Fayette St. which has a Full Market Value of $139. MVHS and the Real Property Data has this ID number as 318.042-1-19 with a Full Market Value of $176,316.00. could the 313 and 315 La Fayette be consolidated under one number? 318.42-1-33./2 may be another consolidated number or reporting conflict. The owner is Mohawk Hospital Equipment address Columbia St. The city has a Full Market Value of $556. MVHS has an ID 318.042-1-33.1 that has a Full Market Value of $1,118,421.0. Real Property has a few Parcel IDs 318.042-1-33.1 ; 318.042-1-33.2 and 318.042-1-33.3. 318.042- 1-33.1 is the only one with any data associated with it in Real Property and the address is for 335 Columbia St. 318.42-2-10 is definitely not on the MVHS parcel ID list, but it may because it is lumped together with parcel ID 318.042- 2-9. Different owners are listed. 318.42-2-10 has 131 Oriskany Blvd Corp as the owner while 318.042-2-9 has 400 Washington St Corp as the owner, but they have the same mailing address of 14 Rollingwood Dr. New Hartford, NY. Full Market for 318.42-2-10 is $6,528 and 318.042-2-9 has a Full Market Value of $342,105.00. 318.42-2-3./2 may be another consolidation and reporting conflict. The city has two IDs for this parcel 318.42-2-3./2 and 318.42-2-3./1. 318.42-2-3./1 has a Full Market Value of $139 where 318.42-2-3./2 has a full market value of $55,556. The MVHS list has a Full Market Value of $132.00. I think this outlines discrepancies. Please let me know your thoughts. I attached the Excel sheet that Anthony Carvelli put together but I added another TAB with the Parcel ID’s you recommended we add. Thank you, Chris _________________________________ Christopher Henry, MLA - Senior Planner Oneida County Department of Planning Boehlert Center at Union Station 321 Main Street Utica, New York 13501 315-798-5710 chenry@ocgov.net

35 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:50 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: calculations Agreed. Sent from my iPhone > On May 18, 2017, at 7:48 AM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: > > I think hospital needs to talk about how hospital aids with recruitment of talent and hopefully added disciplines . > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 18, 2017, at 6:52 AM, Genovese, James wrote: >> >> Got ya. >> >> I actually meant if there was the way to measure the positive impact on health care In a community is to a new hospital in the Same vein in which EIA's are done. >> >> Like instead of dollars spent instead it would be doctors recruited or something like that. >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On May 17, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >>> >>> Several people have asked about an EIA on hospital. I suppose you can do an EIA although I am not sure how you measure all impacts. My guess is that measurements might look at multiplier impact that can be captured within downtown which might be of interest to city. Hospital is shifting impact within region - downtown gains but there are impacts elsewhere I. City (st E's neighborhood and new Hartford).Utica probably gains on sales tax and economic inducement caused by repurposing key properties downtown. What is not known is whether hospital captures activity that goes elsewhere or attracts business that comes into the region. It is a tougher model to calibrate >>> >>> From email I couldn't tell who was doing EIA - oneidas , aud >>> authority , Mohawk gardens , county Sent from my iPhone >>> >>>> On May 17, 2017, at 8:46 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>> >>>> Good info. Makes sense. >>>> >>>> "They" is the county in this case. What might be just as important for the hospital is some type of impact analysis on health care in a region when you get a new hospital. Is that a thing? >>>> >>>> I can't really say about EIA on hospital. But I will bring it to Al and Tony. >>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone

36 >>>> >>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >>>>> >>>>> REMS model is correct. They need to have correct inputs to produce desired results that will measure economic output . What they want to measure is inputs on investment what it costs to develop and measure outputs economic impact associated with direct and indirect jobs including temporary jiobs, from construction, and overall size of economic activity that will show tax gain from a payroll jobs related jobs, visitor spending . >>>>> >>>>> The key is to separate out what is net new activity from outside region. You or I going to a restaurant there is not new activity since IWe might have gone to dinner at Ventura's instead. The key is to measure influx of spending that is induced into region since that is economic activity that would not be captured . >>>>> >>>>> There are a number of firms that can do this. Do they have money >>>>> to spend on this. They should do EIA on hospital project Sent from >>>>> my iPhone >>>>> >>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> Thank you. Good info. >>>>>> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>> >>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>> We use a model designed by Center for Governmental Research. They are a firm hired by NYSEDC to create a model specific for IDA projects looking at sales tax and PILOTS. I have a spreadsheet that does a similar run of the numbers. But I would not use it if you are looking to publicly tout the numbers. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> For that is where you want an economic impact specific to your project and a firm who has such speciality expertise. Because you are looking at sports/ entertainment (specialty w casino) venue you would want someone who can give guide you in usership, spending and other returns associated with sports, museum, casino. It would be worth seeing who did Density's with the huge expansion that Congel did (I am sure his funding stream required). You probably won't see the report, they are usually kept confidential, but you might be able to find out who he paid to conducted it. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Shawna >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>> >>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Hi Shawna we were curious if EDGE uses REMI for Econ Impact Analysis or is that the IDA software you are referring to? >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Makes a lot of sense to me to get a specialist in Sports and Entertainment economic impact, is there any you recommend? >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Thank you, >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> JG >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone

37 >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Al - I am happy to meet with you. If you are looking for a true Economic Impact Analysis you would want to retain a firm that specializes in preparing them. I can put your numbers into the Cost Benefit program we use for the IDA. However, what I use as a Cost Benefit model is not an economic development model. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> At some point I am sure you will want to invest in an economic impact analysis with this size project. Key will be finding a firm that specialize in sports entertainment projects. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Let me know when you want to meet. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Shawna >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Candido, Alfred wrote: >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Shawna, >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Can you (EDGE) perform an Economic Impact estimate that the new U District will result in? >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> If so, let me know what you will need and we will facilitate. >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>> Thanks >>>>>>>>>> Al >>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>

38 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 7:48 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: calculations I think hospital needs to talk about how hospital aids with recruitment of talent and hopefully added disciplines . Sent from my iPhone > On May 18, 2017, at 6:52 AM, Genovese, James wrote: > > Got ya. > > I actually meant if there was the way to measure the positive impact on health care In a community is to a new hospital in the Same vein in which EIA's are done. > > Like instead of dollars spent instead it would be doctors recruited or something like that. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 17, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >> >> Several people have asked about an EIA on hospital. I suppose you can do an EIA although I am not sure how you measure all impacts. My guess is that measurements might look at multiplier impact that can be captured within downtown which might be of interest to city. Hospital is shifting impact within region - downtown gains but there are impacts elsewhere I. City (st E's neighborhood and new Hartford).Utica probably gains on sales tax and economic inducement caused by repurposing key properties downtown. What is not known is whether hospital captures activity that goes elsewhere or attracts business that comes into the region. It is a tougher model to calibrate >> >> From email I couldn't tell who was doing EIA - oneidas , aud >> authority , Mohawk gardens , county Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On May 17, 2017, at 8:46 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>> >>> Good info. Makes sense. >>> >>> "They" is the county in this case. What might be just as important for the hospital is some type of impact analysis on health care in a region when you get a new hospital. Is that a thing? >>> >>> I can't really say about EIA on hospital. But I will bring it to Al and Tony. >>> >>> Sent from my iPhone >>> >>>> On May 17, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >>>> >>>> REMS model is correct. They need to have correct inputs to produce desired results that will measure economic output . What they want to measure is inputs on investment what it costs to develop and measure outputs economic

39 impact associated with direct and indirect jobs including temporary jiobs, from construction, and overall size of economic activity that will show tax gain from a payroll jobs related jobs, visitor spending . >>>> >>>> The key is to separate out what is net new activity from outside region. You or I going to a restaurant there is not new activity since IWe might have gone to dinner at Ventura's instead. The key is to measure influx of spending that is induced into region since that is economic activity that would not be captured . >>>> >>>> There are a number of firms that can do this. Do they have money to >>>> spend on this. They should do EIA on hospital project Sent from my >>>> iPhone >>>> >>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>> >>>>> Thank you. Good info. >>>>> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>> >>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> We use a model designed by Center for Governmental Research. They are a firm hired by NYSEDC to create a model specific for IDA projects looking at sales tax and PILOTS. I have a spreadsheet that does a similar run of the numbers. But I would not use it if you are looking to publicly tout the numbers. >>>>>> >>>>>> For that is where you want an economic impact specific to your project and a firm who has such speciality expertise. Because you are looking at sports/ entertainment (specialty w casino) venue you would want someone who can give guide you in usership, spending and other returns associated with sports, museum, casino. It would be worth seeing who did Density's with the huge expansion that Congel did (I am sure his funding stream required). You probably won't see the report, they are usually kept confidential, but you might be able to find out who he paid to conducted it. >>>>>> >>>>>> Shawna >>>>>> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>> >>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Hi Shawna we were curious if EDGE uses REMI for Econ Impact Analysis or is that the IDA software you are referring to? >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Makes a lot of sense to me to get a specialist in Sports and Entertainment economic impact, is there any you recommend? >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Thank you, >>>>>>> >>>>>>> JG >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>> >>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>>>>

40 >>>>>>>> Al - I am happy to meet with you. If you are looking for a true Economic Impact Analysis you would want to retain a firm that specializes in preparing them. I can put your numbers into the Cost Benefit program we use for the IDA. However, what I use as a Cost Benefit model is not an economic development model. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> At some point I am sure you will want to invest in an economic impact analysis with this size project. Key will be finding a firm that specialize in sports entertainment projects. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Let me know when you want to meet. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Shawna >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Candido, Alfred wrote: >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Shawna, >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Can you (EDGE) perform an Economic Impact estimate that the new U District will result in? >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> If so, let me know what you will need and we will facilitate. >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>> Thanks >>>>>>>>> Al >>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>

41 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, May 18, 2017 6:53 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: calculations Got ya. I actually meant if there was the way to measure the positive impact on health care In a community is to a new hospital in the Same vein in which EIA's are done. Like instead of dollars spent instead it would be doctors recruited or something like that. Sent from my iPhone > On May 17, 2017, at 9:00 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: > > Several people have asked about an EIA on hospital. I suppose you can do an EIA although I am not sure how you measure all impacts. My guess is that measurements might look at multiplier impact that can be captured within downtown which might be of interest to city. Hospital is shifting impact within region - downtown gains but there are impacts elsewhere I. City (st E's neighborhood and new Hartford).Utica probably gains on sales tax and economic inducement caused by repurposing key properties downtown. What is not known is whether hospital captures activity that goes elsewhere or attracts business that comes into the region. It is a tougher model to calibrate > > From email I couldn't tell who was doing EIA - oneidas , aud authority > , Mohawk gardens , county Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 17, 2017, at 8:46 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >> >> Good info. Makes sense. >> >> "They" is the county in this case. What might be just as important for the hospital is some type of impact analysis on health care in a region when you get a new hospital. Is that a thing? >> >> I can't really say about EIA on hospital. But I will bring it to Al and Tony. >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On May 17, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >>> >>> REMS model is correct. They need to have correct inputs to produce desired results that will measure economic output . What they want to measure is inputs on investment what it costs to develop and measure outputs economic impact associated with direct and indirect jobs including temporary jiobs, from construction, and overall size of economic activity that will show tax gain from a payroll jobs related jobs, visitor spending . >>> >>> The key is to separate out what is net new activity from outside region. You or I going to a restaurant there is not new activity since IWe might have gone to dinner at Ventura's instead. The key is to measure influx of spending that is induced into region since that is economic activity that would not be captured . >>>

42 >>> There are a number of firms that can do this. Do they have money to >>> spend on this. They should do EIA on hospital project Sent from my >>> iPhone >>> >>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>> >>>> Thank you. Good info. >>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>> >>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>> >>>>> We use a model designed by Center for Governmental Research. They are a firm hired by NYSEDC to create a model specific for IDA projects looking at sales tax and PILOTS. I have a spreadsheet that does a similar run of the numbers. But I would not use it if you are looking to publicly tout the numbers. >>>>> >>>>> For that is where you want an economic impact specific to your project and a firm who has such speciality expertise. Because you are looking at sports/ entertainment (specialty w casino) venue you would want someone who can give guide you in usership, spending and other returns associated with sports, museum, casino. It would be worth seeing who did Density's with the huge expansion that Congel did (I am sure his funding stream required). You probably won't see the report, they are usually kept confidential, but you might be able to find out who he paid to conducted it. >>>>> >>>>> Shawna >>>>> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>> >>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> Hi Shawna we were curious if EDGE uses REMI for Econ Impact Analysis or is that the IDA software you are referring to? >>>>>> >>>>>> Makes a lot of sense to me to get a specialist in Sports and Entertainment economic impact, is there any you recommend? >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> Thank you, >>>>>> >>>>>> JG >>>>>> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>> >>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Al - I am happy to meet with you. If you are looking for a true Economic Impact Analysis you would want to retain a firm that specializes in preparing them. I can put your numbers into the Cost Benefit program we use for the IDA. However, what I use as a Cost Benefit model is not an economic development model. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> At some point I am sure you will want to invest in an economic impact analysis with this size project. Key will be finding a firm that specialize in sports entertainment projects. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Let me know when you want to meet. >>>>>>>

43 >>>>>>> Shawna >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Candido, Alfred wrote: >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Shawna, >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Can you (EDGE) perform an Economic Impact estimate that the new U District will result in? >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> If so, let me know what you will need and we will facilitate. >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>> Thanks >>>>>>>> Al >>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>

44 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven J. Dimeo Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 9:00 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: calculations Several people have asked about an EIA on hospital. I suppose you can do an EIA although I am not sure how you measure all impacts. My guess is that measurements might look at multiplier impact that can be captured within downtown which might be of interest to city. Hospital is shifting impact within region - downtown gains but there are impacts elsewhere I. City (st E's neighborhood and new Hartford).Utica probably gains on sales tax and economic inducement caused by repurposing key properties downtown. What is not known is whether hospital captures activity that goes elsewhere or attracts business that comes into the region. It is a tougher model to calibrate From email I couldn't tell who was doing EIA - oneidas , aud authority , Mohawk gardens , county Sent from my iPhone > On May 17, 2017, at 8:46 PM, Genovese, James wrote: > > Good info. Makes sense. > > "They" is the county in this case. What might be just as important for the hospital is some type of impact analysis on health care in a region when you get a new hospital. Is that a thing? > > I can't really say about EIA on hospital. But I will bring it to Al and Tony. > > Sent from my iPhone > >> On May 17, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: >> >> REMS model is correct. They need to have correct inputs to produce desired results that will measure economic output . What they want to measure is inputs on investment what it costs to develop and measure outputs economic impact associated with direct and indirect jobs including temporary jiobs, from construction, and overall size of economic activity that will show tax gain from a payroll jobs related jobs, visitor spending . >> >> The key is to separate out what is net new activity from outside region. You or I going to a restaurant there is not new activity since IWe might have gone to dinner at Ventura's instead. The key is to measure influx of spending that is induced into region since that is economic activity that would not be captured . >> >> There are a number of firms that can do this. Do they have money to >> spend on this. They should do EIA on hospital project Sent from my >> iPhone >> >>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>> >>> Thank you. Good info. >>> >>> Sent from my iPhone >>> >>>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>

45 >>>> We use a model designed by Center for Governmental Research. They are a firm hired by NYSEDC to create a model specific for IDA projects looking at sales tax and PILOTS. I have a spreadsheet that does a similar run of the numbers. But I would not use it if you are looking to publicly tout the numbers. >>>> >>>> For that is where you want an economic impact specific to your project and a firm who has such speciality expertise. Because you are looking at sports/ entertainment (specialty w casino) venue you would want someone who can give guide you in usership, spending and other returns associated with sports, museum, casino. It would be worth seeing who did Density's with the huge expansion that Congel did (I am sure his funding stream required). You probably won't see the report, they are usually kept confidential, but you might be able to find out who he paid to conducted it. >>>> >>>> Shawna >>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>> >>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>>> >>>>> Hi Shawna we were curious if EDGE uses REMI for Econ Impact Analysis or is that the IDA software you are referring to? >>>>> >>>>> Makes a lot of sense to me to get a specialist in Sports and Entertainment economic impact, is there any you recommend? >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> Thank you, >>>>> >>>>> JG >>>>> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>> >>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> Al - I am happy to meet with you. If you are looking for a true Economic Impact Analysis you would want to retain a firm that specializes in preparing them. I can put your numbers into the Cost Benefit program we use for the IDA. However, what I use as a Cost Benefit model is not an economic development model. >>>>>> >>>>>> At some point I am sure you will want to invest in an economic impact analysis with this size project. Key will be finding a firm that specialize in sports entertainment projects. >>>>>> >>>>>> Let me know when you want to meet. >>>>>> >>>>>> Shawna >>>>>> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> >>>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Candido, Alfred wrote: >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Shawna, >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Can you (EDGE) perform an Economic Impact estimate that the new U District will result in?

46 >>>>>>> If so, let me know what you will need and we will facilitate. >>>>>>> >>>>>>> Thanks >>>>>>> Al >>>>>>> >>>>>>>

47 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, May 17, 2017 8:46 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: calculations Good info. Makes sense. "They" is the county in this case. What might be just as important for the hospital is some type of impact analysis on health care in a region when you get a new hospital. Is that a thing? I can't really say about EIA on hospital. But I will bring it to Al and Tony. Sent from my iPhone > On May 17, 2017, at 8:39 PM, Steven J. Dimeo wrote: > > REMS model is correct. They need to have correct inputs to produce desired results that will measure economic output . What they want to measure is inputs on investment what it costs to develop and measure outputs economic impact associated with direct and indirect jobs including temporary jiobs, from construction, and overall size of economic activity that will show tax gain from a payroll jobs related jobs, visitor spending . > > The key is to separate out what is net new activity from outside region. You or I going to a restaurant there is not new activity since IWe might have gone to dinner at Ventura's instead. The key is to measure influx of spending that is induced into region since that is economic activity that would not be captured . > > There are a number of firms that can do this. Do they have money to > spend on this. They should do EIA on hospital project Sent from my > iPhone > >> On May 17, 2017, at 7:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >> >> Thank you. Good info. >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On May 17, 2017, at 7:13 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>> >>> We use a model designed by Center for Governmental Research. They are a firm hired by NYSEDC to create a model specific for IDA projects looking at sales tax and PILOTS. I have a spreadsheet that does a similar run of the numbers. But I would not use it if you are looking to publicly tout the numbers. >>> >>> For that is where you want an economic impact specific to your project and a firm who has such speciality expertise. Because you are looking at sports/ entertainment (specialty w casino) venue you would want someone who can give guide you in usership, spending and other returns associated with sports, museum, casino. It would be worth seeing who did Density's with the huge expansion that Congel did (I am sure his funding stream required). You probably won't see the report, they are usually kept confidential, but you might be able to find out who he paid to conducted it. >>> >>> Shawna

48 >>> >>> Sent from my iPhone >>> >>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:37 PM, Genovese, James wrote: >>>> >>>> Hi Shawna we were curious if EDGE uses REMI for Econ Impact Analysis or is that the IDA software you are referring to? >>>> >>>> Makes a lot of sense to me to get a specialist in Sports and Entertainment economic impact, is there any you recommend? >>>> >>>> >>>> Thank you, >>>> >>>> JG >>>> >>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>> >>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 6:23 PM, Shawna Papale wrote: >>>>> >>>>> Al - I am happy to meet with you. If you are looking for a true Economic Impact Analysis you would want to retain a firm that specializes in preparing them. I can put your numbers into the Cost Benefit program we use for the IDA. However, what I use as a Cost Benefit model is not an economic development model. >>>>> >>>>> At some point I am sure you will want to invest in an economic impact analysis with this size project. Key will be finding a firm that specialize in sports entertainment projects. >>>>> >>>>> Let me know when you want to meet. >>>>> >>>>> Shawna >>>>> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> Sent from my iPhone >>>>>> On May 17, 2017, at 4:00 PM, Candido, Alfred wrote: >>>>>> >>>>>> Shawna, >>>>>> >>>>>> Can you (EDGE) perform an Economic Impact estimate that the new U District will result in? >>>>>> >>>>>> If so, let me know what you will need and we will facilitate. >>>>>> >>>>>> Thanks >>>>>> Al >>>>>> >>>>>>

49 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 10:23 AM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS Attachments: image001.gif Scott will be calling me today looking for an update. Have you had an opportunity to speak with anyone in the state? Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 501 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501-1245 www.bsk.com This email is ONLY for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message.

50 Pronteau, Robert E From: robertheins . Sent: Monday, April 24, 2017 10:06 AM To: Regina Venettozzi Cc: chenry@ovgov.net Subject: Re: Proposed hospital location map Regina/Chris, I am working on my own time, pro bono to create with my intern developed elevations and site plan of my design idea for the new hospital. It as we have discussed is putting the hospital as a box store in the middle of the site catchment area and developing a development authority about the perimeter to foster mixed use housing and retail, pocket parks, etc. This is a visualization that I think will be helpful...to foster additional ideas and to gain a sense of the possibilities that exist to create a new downtown neighborhood in this area. Would greatly appreciate your forwarding a PDF plan of the catchment area that I can use to develop our plans and elevations. Many thanks, Bob On Thu, Apr 20, 2017 at 4:51 PM, robertheins wrote: Regina/Chris, Appreciate your forwarding a PDF of this area. Many thanks, Bob Sent from my iPhone: ROBERT A.W. HEINS, A.I.A. Architect 15 Clinton Place

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52 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 1:18 PM To: cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: Re: Property Tax Impact Attachments: IMAGE.jpeg No, sorry. Sent from my iPhone On Apr 21, 2017, at 1:13 PM, Caitlin McCann wrote: Do you have an updated number we can use? >>> "Vanno, Philip A." 4/21/2017 12:00 PM >>> That number could have come from us or the city, but it’s an old number so I wouldn’t use it. Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Caitlin McCann [mailto:cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:33 AM To: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: Property Tax Impact Hi Phil, Al gave me the amount of property tax that will be lost with the hospital going downtown. I believe it was around $57,000. I need to confirm that and know Al is on vacation. Is that something you can help me with? Thanks! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502

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54 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin McCann Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 1:13 PM To: Philip A. Vanno Subject: RE: Property Tax Impact Attachments: IMAGE.jpeg Do you have an updated number we can use? >>> "Vanno, Philip A." 4/21/2017 12:00 PM >>> That number could have come from us or the city, but it’s an old number so I wouldn’t use it. Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Caitlin McCann [mailto:cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:33 AM To: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: Property Tax Impact Hi Phil, Al gave me the amount of property tax that will be lost with the hospital going downtown. I believe it was around $57,000. I need to confirm that and know Al is on vacation. Is that something you can help me with? Thanks! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502

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56 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 12:01 PM To: cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: RE: Property Tax Impact Attachments: image001.jpg That number could have come from us or the city, but it’s an old number so I wouldn’t use it. Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Caitlin McCann [mailto:cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Friday, April 21, 2017 10:33 AM To: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: Property Tax Impact Hi Phil, Al gave me the amount of property tax that will be lost with the hospital going downtown. I believe it was around $57,000. I need to confirm that and know Al is on vacation. Is that something you can help me with? Thanks! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502

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58 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meghan McGrogan Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 5:23 PM To: Candido, Alfred Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Press Conference-Hospital Great thank you! Have a good night. On Apr 17, 2017 5:01 PM, "Candido, Alfred" wrote: Meghan, He will be there tomorrow. Al From: Meghan McGrogan [mailto:mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org] Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:37 PM To: Candido, Alfred Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Press Conference-Hospital Ok sounds good! Thanks Al! Meghan Fraser McGrogan Executive Director Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13502

59 Phone: (315) 724-3151 x234 Fax: (315) 724-3177 Email: mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org www.greateruticachamber.org The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location. Regarding this email and attachments: This email is confidential and may contain privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or receive it in error, you may not use, distribute, disclose, or copy any of it (and doing so may be unlawful), and you must immediately notify and return it to us at info@greateruticachamber.org and destroy all copies. Views of individuals herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Inc. This email does not constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver, or other agreement, unless such intention is clearly stated in the email. As good computing practice, you should conduct your own virus checking. Please note that we may monitor, in accordance with applicable law, emails we receive. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:35 PM To: Meghan McGrogan Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: Re: Press Conference-Hospital Meghan, Thanks for the invitation. We are pleased to hear of the support from the Chamber. I've copied Amanda in on this reply. She handles the schedule and she will get back to you. All of our offices are closed today in observance of Good Friday. If she does not respond over the weekend, she will get back to you on Monday. Thanks again, and have a happy holiday.

60 Al Sent from my iPad On Apr 14, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Meghan McGrogan wrote: Good Afternoon County Executive Picente and Al, I wanted to reach out to invite you to attend a press conference on Tuesday April 18th at 10AM at the Chamber Offices. The Chamber will be announcing our position regarding the downtown hospital. With your support of this project, we would like you to be represented and say a few words about how this project will be very positive for the economic growth of our region. Scott Perra and representatives from MVHS will also be in attendance. Please let me know if you can attend, and I’ll add you to the agenda. Thank you, have a great weekend and Happy Easter! Meghan Meghan Fraser McGrogan Executive Director Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13502 Phone: (315) 724-3151 x234 Fax: (315) 724-3177 Email: mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org www.greateruticachamber.org

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62 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meghan McGrogan Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:37 PM To: Candido, Alfred Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Press Conference-Hospital Attachments: image002.png Ok sounds good! Thanks Al! Meghan Fraser McGrogan Executive Director Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13502 Phone: (315) 724-3151 x234 Fax: (315) 724-3177 Email: mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org www.greateruticachamber.org Regarding this email and attachments: This email is confidential and may contain privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or receive it in error, you may not use, distribute, disclose, or copy any of it (and doing so may be unlawful), and you must immediately notify and return it to us at info@greateruticachamber.org and destroy all copies. Views of individuals herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Inc. This email does not constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver, or other agreement, unless such intention is clearly stated in the email. As good computing practice, you should conduct your own virus checking. Please note that we may monitor, in accordance with applicable law, emails we receive. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 1:35 PM To: Meghan McGrogan Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: Re: Press Conference-Hospital Meghan, Thanks for the invitation. We are pleased to hear of the support from the Chamber. I've copied Amanda in on this reply. She handles the schedule and she will get back to you. All of our offices are closed today in observance of Good Friday. If she does not respond over the weekend, she will get back to you on Monday. Thanks again, and have a happy holiday.

63 Al Sent from my iPad On Apr 14, 2017, at 11:32 AM, Meghan McGrogan wrote: Good Afternoon County Executive Picente and Al, I wanted to reach out to invite you to attend a press conference on Tuesday April 18th at 10AM at the Chamber Offices. The Chamber will be announcing our position regarding the downtown hospital. With your support of this project, we would like you to be represented and say a few words about how this project will be very positive for the economic growth of our region. Scott Perra and representatives from MVHS will also be in attendance. Please let me know if you can attend, and I’ll add you to the agenda. Thank you, have a great weekend and Happy Easter! Meghan Meghan Fraser McGrogan Executive Director Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13502 Phone: (315) 724-3151 x234 Fax: (315) 724-3177 Email: mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org www.greateruticachamber.org Regarding this email and attachments: This email is confidential and may contain privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or receive it in error, you may not use, distribute, disclose, or copy any of it (and doing so may be unlawful), and you must immediately notify and return it to us at info@greateruticachamber.org and destroy all copies. Views of individuals herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Inc. This email does not constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver, or other agreement, unless such intention is clearly stated in the email. As good computing practice, you should conduct your own virus checking. Please note that we may monitor, in accordance with applicable law, emails we receive.

64 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meghan McGrogan Sent: Friday, April 14, 2017 11:32 AM To: County Executive; Candido, Alfred Subject: Press Conference-Hospital Attachments: image001.png Importance: High Good Afternoon County Executive Picente and Al, I wanted to reach out to invite you to attend a press conference on Tuesday April 18th at 10AM at the Chamber Offices. The Chamber will be announcing our position regarding the downtown hospital. With your support of this project, we would like you to be represented and say a few words about how this project will be very positive for the economic growth of our region. Scott Perra and representatives from MVHS will also be in attendance. Please let me know if you can attend, and I’ll add you to the agenda. Thank you, have a great weekend and Happy Easter! Meghan Meghan Fraser McGrogan Executive Director Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce 520 Seneca Street, Suite 102 Utica, NY 13502 Phone: (315) 724-3151 x234 Fax: (315) 724-3177 Email: mmcgrogan@greateruticachamber.org www.greateruticachamber.org Regarding this email and attachments: This email is confidential and may contain privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or receive it in error, you may not use, distribute, disclose, or copy any of it (and doing so may be unlawful), and you must immediately notify and return it to us at info@greateruticachamber.org and destroy all copies. Views of individuals herein do not necessarily reflect those of the Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce, Inc. This email does not constitute a binding offer, acceptance, amendment, waiver, or other agreement, unless such intention is clearly stated in the email. As good computing practice, you should conduct your own virus checking. Please note that we may monitor, in accordance with applicable law, emails we receive.

65 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin McCann Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2017 11:57 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Meier, Raymond; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net Subject: Press Release to Property Owners Attachments: IMAGE.jpg; MVHS_Property Owner Update FINAL 4.13.17.docx Good morning, I've attached the press release we will send out this afternoon regarding the letter that Scott sent to the property owners. Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you, Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

66 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 4:12 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Meier, Raymond; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Amanda Carroll; Keblish,Margaret Subject: MVHS Letter to Downtown Property Owners Attachments: IMAGE.png; Master Property Owner Letter 4.11.17.docx We customized the attached letter to each individual property owner and mailed it today. I'm working on a press release for tomorrow afternoon about the letter to property owners. I will send you a copy of the final press release before it goes to the media. Thank you, Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

67 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:50 PM To: cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: RE: MVHS Awarded $300 Million Grant for Integrated Healthcare Campus Attachments: image001.jpg OK. Thanks Caitlin. Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Caitlin McCann [mailto:cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:27 PM To: Vanno, Philip A.; Rocco LaDuca; cgreco@cityofutica.com; John Stemen Subject: Fwd: MVHS Awarded $300 Million Grant for Integrated Healthcare Campus Good afternoon, Here is the final version of the press release regarding the $300 million that we sent out a few minutes ago. Thank you! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502

68 Mohawk Valley Health System Awarded $300 Million Health Care Facility Transformation Grant to Build Integrated Healthcare Campus UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, April 3, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget Extender, which funds all government operations through May 31 and advances key priority infrastructure, economic development and environmental projects across New York. In the Budget Extender, it was announced that the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been awarded the $300 million Health Care Facility Transformation grant to create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County. “This is the announcement that we’ve been waiting for,” said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “It has been quite the journey from the time Governor Cuomo specifically cited our project in the 2015 State of the State address as part of his proposed $700 million to support Upstate New York hospitals. Once the Governor and the legislators adopt the final version of the 2018 New York State budget, we will work with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the contract agreement for the $300 million grant. When is in place we will be able to move forward with the development of an integrated health campus for our community. I am grateful that we are given the chance to improve the healthcare in our community with a new, state of the art facility.” The cost projection for the integrated health campus is estimated to be $480 million for a 750,000-squarefoot facility. The remaining $180 million will come from MVHS capital, bonds and fundraising. “The journey to get to this point has taken more than two years,” stated Norman Siegel, chairman of the MVHS Board of Directors. “Now we can really begin to create the vision of a new healthcare future for the Mohawk Valley and make it a reality. It’s an exciting time for our community, our board and our healthcare family.” Following budget approval, MVHS will work with the Governor’s office and the NYSDOH on next steps and the disposition of how the grant will be paid. MVHS will then fully engage its selected architect and construction firms and begin moving forward with the design process. This will also include developing the Certificate of Need (CON) application for the NYSDOH. Development of the new integrated healthcare campus will include input from a number of resources including members of the hospital family, medical staff, board members, donors and the community. The process will include the development of a Community Advisory Board that will work with healthcare administrators, the architects from NBBJ, Turner Construction and the Hammes Company. Throughout this process, MVHS continues to work with the Mohawk Valley EDGE and property owners. Once the grant is secured, it is anticipated that meetings will take place with property owners in the second and third quarters of 2017 with the intent to offer one year options to purchase the properties into 2018. “We recognize that the time spent waiting for all of the many details of the funding for the new hospital to be finalized has been very difficult for the property owners,” commented Perra. “Several have told us that while they are willing to move, they are looking for a more solid time frame on when the moving process will need to begin. We will be working on that when we begin our engagement with the architects and construction manager.” “Now that this much-anticipated funding has been awarded, the vision of a modern state of the art healthcare facility can move one step closer to reality for the people of the Mohawk Valley,” said NYS

69 Senator Joseph A. Griffo. “I have been committed from the start to advocate for this funding until it has been secured and ultimately delivered, so now I look forward to witnessing the progress of this facility and the outstanding services it will soon bring our community.” “This grant represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the Mohawk Valley’s healthcare system,” noted Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. “Two aging hospitals will be replaced by a state of the art health care campus that will provide a variety of inpatient and outpatient healthcare in one convenient location. Patients will finally have the comfort of a private hospital room, and many of the medical specialists who treat them will have offices in the hospital. It will bring several thousand workers into downtown Utica every day, and will continue the rebirth of downtown Utica.” “This is the next step in the process of taking our community’s healthcare delivery system to the next level,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “Oneida County will continue to support the Mohawk Valley Health System’s vision of bringing a next generation hospital to downtown Utica and creating a thriving health district in our county seat.” “Today’s announcement is a major step forward in the process of constructing a state of the art medical facility in the City of Utica,” commented City of Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri. “I thank Governor Cuomo for his commitment and understanding of the transformational change that will come with a project of this magnitude. I commend Scott Perra, Steve DiMeo and their respective staffs, as well as, my colleagues as this project could not move forward without everyone working together.” For more information including project updates and timeline, or to leave feedback on the project, please visit www.mvhealthsystem.org/about/new-beginning/. Erin Gigliotti Manager, Marketing & Communications Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

70 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin McCann Sent: Tuesday, April 04, 2017 2:27 PM To: Philip A. Vanno; Rocco LaDuca; cgreco@cityofutica.com; John Stemen Subject: Fwd: MVHS Awarded $300 Million Grant for Integrated Healthcare Campus Attachments: IMAGE.jpg; MVHS Receives $300 Million from DOH_4.4.17_FINAL.docx Good afternoon, Here is the final version of the press release regarding the $300 million that we sent out a few minutes ago. Thank you! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502 Mohawk Valley Health System Awarded $300 Million Health Care Facility Transformation Grant to Build Integrated Healthcare Campus UTICA, N.Y. – On Monday, April 3, 2017, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the passage of the Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget Extender, which funds all government operations through May 31 and advances key priority infrastructure, economic development and environmental projects across New York. In the Budget Extender, it was announced that the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been awarded the $300 million Health Care Facility Transformation grant to create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County. “This is the announcement that we’ve been waiting for,” said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO of MVHS. “It has been quite the journey from the time Governor Cuomo specifically cited our project in the 2015 State of the State address as part of his proposed $700 million to support Upstate New York hospitals. Once the Governor and the legislators adopt the final version of the 2018 New York State budget, we will work with the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) on the contract agreement for the $300 million grant. When is in place we will be able to move forward with the development of an integrated health campus for our community. I am grateful that we are given the chance to improve the healthcare in our community with a new, state of the art facility.” The cost projection for the integrated health campus is estimated to be $480 million for a 750,000-squarefoot facility. The remaining $180 million will come from MVHS capital, bonds and fundraising.

71 “The journey to get to this point has taken more than two years,” stated Norman Siegel, chairman of the MVHS Board of Directors. “Now we can really begin to create the vision of a new healthcare future for the Mohawk Valley and make it a reality. It’s an exciting time for our community, our board and our healthcare family.” Following budget approval, MVHS will work with the Governor’s office and the NYSDOH on next steps and the disposition of how the grant will be paid. MVHS will then fully engage its selected architect and construction firms and begin moving forward with the design process. This will also include developing the Certificate of Need (CON) application for the NYSDOH. Development of the new integrated healthcare campus will include input from a number of resources including members of the hospital family, medical staff, board members, donors and the community. The process will include the development of a Community Advisory Board that will work with healthcare administrators, the architects from NBBJ, Turner Construction and the Hammes Company. Throughout this process, MVHS continues to work with the Mohawk Valley EDGE and property owners. Once the grant is secured, it is anticipated that meetings will take place with property owners in the second and third quarters of 2017 with the intent to offer one year options to purchase the properties into 2018. “We recognize that the time spent waiting for all of the many details of the funding for the new hospital to be finalized has been very difficult for the property owners,” commented Perra. “Several have told us that while they are willing to move, they are looking for a more solid time frame on when the moving process will need to begin. We will be working on that when we begin our engagement with the architects and construction manager.” “Now that this much-anticipated funding has been awarded, the vision of a modern state of the art healthcare facility can move one step closer to reality for the people of the Mohawk Valley,” said NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo. “I have been committed from the start to advocate for this funding until it has been secured and ultimately delivered, so now I look forward to witnessing the progress of this facility and the outstanding services it will soon bring our community.” “This grant represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform the Mohawk Valley’s healthcare system,” noted Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi. “Two aging hospitals will be replaced by a state of the art health care campus that will provide a variety of inpatient and outpatient healthcare in one convenient location. Patients will finally have the comfort of a private hospital room, and many of the medical specialists who treat them will have offices in the hospital. It will bring several thousand workers into downtown Utica every day, and will continue the rebirth of downtown Utica.” “This is the next step in the process of taking our community’s healthcare delivery system to the next level,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “Oneida County will continue to support the Mohawk Valley Health System’s vision of bringing a next generation hospital to downtown Utica and creating a thriving health district in our county seat.” “Today’s announcement is a major step forward in the process of constructing a state of the art medical facility in the City of Utica,” commented City of Utica Mayor Robert M. Palmieri. “I thank Governor Cuomo for his commitment and understanding of the transformational change that will come with a project of this magnitude. I commend Scott Perra, Steve DiMeo and their respective staffs, as well as, my colleagues as this project could not move forward without everyone working together.”

72 For more information including project updates and timeline, or to leave feedback on the project, please visit www.mvhealthsystem.org/about/new-beginning/. Erin Gigliotti Manager, Marketing & Communications Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

73 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Monday, April 03, 2017 7:54 PM To: Al Candido; Bob Scholef; Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Ray Meier; Robert Palmieri; Tony Picente; scott perra Cc: Allison Damiano-DeTraglia; Catherine Manion; Debra Altdoerffer; Erin Gigliotti Subject: Re: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Attachments: 0F944021.jpg Congratulations everyone! Delores, Thank you for your constant support and the quick alert! Nancy On Mon, Apr 3, 2017 at 7:46 PM Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Co ngratulations ! Allocation 3 rd bullet from the bottom. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER The linked image cannot be displayed. The file may have been moved, renamed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location. For Immediate Release: 4/3/2017 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Authorizes $16.4 Billion in New Capital Appropriations to Advance Priority Infrastructure, Economic Development and Environmental Projects Invests $2.5 Billion to Provide Clean Water to All New Yorkers Protects New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs

74 Increases Direct Care Professional Salaries for 120,000 New Yorkers 6.5 percent Over Next Two Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the FY 2018 State Budget Extender, which funds all government operations through May 31 and advances key priority infrastructure, economic development, and environmental projects across New York. The Budget Extender also secures $2.5 billion to ensure access to clean, drinkable water for all New Yorkers, protects the state’s most vulnerable from the soaring cost of prescription drugs, and increases direct care professional salaries 6.5 percent over the next two years. Over the next two months, the state expects to spend $24.6 billion, which includes the general fund, aid to localities and school districts, special revenue, capital projects, and debts service. The Extender also authorizes $16.4 billion in new capital appropriations to advance critical economic development and infrastructure projects. FY 2018 Extender Investment Highlights Fully Funding New York’s Transportation Capital Program The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues New York State’s historic investments in the transportation system, which are improving our roads and bridges, increasing mobility, and supporting economic growth. The Budget Extender reflects the third year of the $55 billion transportation capital plan, which is enhancing and expanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) network, and improving roads, bridges, airports rail facilities, ports and transit systems. The FY 2018 Budget Extender also continues the state’s record commitment to funding local highway and bridge projects. Funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Marchiselli program is maintained at last year’s level of $477.8 million. The Budget Extender also continues $100 million in highway aid through the PAVE NY program. Protecting New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Under the FY 2018 Budget Extender, New York is the first state in the nation to cap the growth of prescription drug spending in its Medicaid program, which has grown 25 percent over the past three years. The agreement provides the Department of Health with a range of tools to lower the cost of prescription drugs, including the ability to drive down the cost of certain drugs whose price is high relative to its therapeutic benefits . This unpreceded agreement enables the Medicaid program to allocate more resources for other essential health services and ensure high-quality care across New York State. Increasing Direct Care Professional Salaries The Budget Extender includes a landmark agreement that will provide New York’s 120,000 direct care professionals with a 6.5 percent raise over the next two years. These increases will help state-funded non-profits that specialize in the care of vulnerable New Yorkers not only recruit and retain employees, but continue to provide

75 the same level of excellent care that have made them the backbone of New York’s developmentally disabled and behavioral health system. Investing in Higher Education The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues the state’s record investments in higher education, providing nearly $1.33 billion in capital funding to SUNY, CUNY and private colleges in New York. The state’s higher education institutions educate over 1.2 million students. The State University of New York and the City University of New York administer 47 four-year colleges and graduate schools that provide more than 403,000 full- and part-time students with an array of undergraduate, graduate, and first professional educational opportunities. SUNY and CUNY also support 37 community colleges, serving over 324,000 students. In addition, nearly 520,000 students attend the more than 100 private colleges and universities across the state. Over the past 10 years, total enrollment at New York’s institutions of higher education has increased by 103,000. Providing Clean Drinking Water to All New Yorkers To ensure that current and future New Yorkers have access to clean water, the Budget Extender initiates the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, $725 million of which is available immediately. This investment will protect public health, safeguard the environment, and benefit New York’s economy. These funds will help local governments address water emergencies, pay for local infrastructure construction projects, underwrite land acquisition for source water protection, and investigate and mitigate emerging contaminants in drinking water. These projects will improve the quality and safety of municipal drinking water distribution and treatment systems, and wastewater infrastructure. Safeguarding New York’s Environment for Future Generations • Environmental Protection Fund: The Budget continues EPF funding at $300 million, the highest level in the history of the state. Appropriations include funding for solid waste programs, parks and recreation, open space programs, and the climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. • NY Parks 2020 Initiative: Building on the NY Parks 2020 initiative, which is investing $900 million to upgrade and repair our State Parks, the Budget allocates $120 million in New York Works capital funding – an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will aid the ongoing transformation of the state’s flagship parks and support critical infrastructure projects. The additional $30 million will target projects that will strategically leverage private funding to improve New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation facilities and services. • Adventure NY Program: DEC will launch the Adventure NY program, which will improve access to State lands, rehabilitate campgrounds, and upgrade DEC recreational facilities. This new initiative will build on existing efforts and includes $70 million in New York Works capital funding, an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will also enable DEC to continue to address critical infrastructure needs, including dam safety and flood control projects.

76 Driving Economic Growth and Revitalizing New York’s Infrastructure • Downtown Revitalization Initiative Round II: The Downtown Revitalization Initiative was created last year to fund transformative housing, economic development, transportation, and community projects to attract and retain residents, visitors, and businesses to downtowns. The first round awarded a total of $100 million to ten communities that are currently experiencing population loss and/or economic decline to develop revitalization plans for their downtown area, developed in collaboration with policy and planning experts. The FY 2018 Budget Extender expands this initiative by providing another $100 million for ten new communities, bringing the total program funding to $200 million. • Life Sciences Investment: The FY 2018 Budget Extender invests $300 million in capital funding as part of a $650 million initiative to grow a new, worldclass life science research cluster in New York and expand the state’s ability to commercialize research and grow the economy. Through this multi-faceted initiative, New York will significantly increase its share of industry-funded research and development, support the commercialization of existing academic research, and usher in the next generation of advanced technologies. Beyond the advancements in science, this initiative will position New York to be a magnet for emerging manufacturing based enterprises, bolstering regional economies and creating thousands of jobs. • JFK Transformation: As part of the Governor’s plan to Transform JFK Airport into a 21st Century transportation hub, the Budget Extender invests $564 million toward reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange and expanding capacity along the Van Wyck. • Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes capital funding to begin the $1.8 billion transformation of the South Bronx. The project will realize the long-sought reconstruction of the Bruckner- Sheridan Interchange, adding new capacity and constructing new access ramps to the Hunts Point Market. In addition, the Sheridan Expressway will be dedesignated as an interstate and replaced with a boulevard design that is both pedestrian and cyclist friendly. The improvements to the Sheridan will tie neighborhoods together and give residents and visitors alike a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park which have been shut off to the community by the highway for decades. • Empire Station Development: The Budget Extender includes $700 million to support the development of the world-class Moynihan Train Hall with more space than Grand Central Station’s main concourse. The new hall will house passenger facilities for the LIRR and Amtrak, as well as feature 112,000 square feet of retail space and over 500,000 square feet of office space. • Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement: The Budget Extender includes $270 million in capital funding to support the Phase II replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge. The new structure will consist of a new cable-stayed westbound bridge within the footprint of the existing structure. • Buffalo Billion Phase II: The Budget Extender allocates $400 million in capital funding toward the $500 million Buffalo Billion Phase II. Buffalo Billion Phase II will extend investment in Western New York to the neighborhood level and strengthen existing connections between downtown, suburban, and

77 surrounding areas. Phase II will focus on revitalization and smart growth efforts, improvements to workforce development and job training, growing advanced manufacturing, tourism and life sciences, and connecting communities to foster growth through rail expansion. • Regional Economic Development Councils: Since 2011 the REDCs have awarded nearly $4.6 billion in state funding to over 5,200 projects through a competitive process to spur job creation based on regional priorities. Projects receiving funding through the REDC initiative are expected to create and retain 210,000 jobs in New York. The Budget Extender includes $150 million in capital funding that will be combined with a wide range of existing agency programs for REDC Round VII. • State Fair Modernization: The Budget Extender also provides $70 million in capital funding to continue modernizing the State Fair, which saw record attendance levels in 2016. This funding will be used to develop a multi-use, hybrid building to host events, build a gondola to transport visitors and concertgoers between the Fairgrounds and Onondaga County’s Lakeview Amphitheater, make parking improvements, and construct a new on-ramp to Interstate 690. This investment builds upon the $50 million included in the FY 2016 budget that has transformed the State Fair by creating a new Empire RV park, expanding the midway, improving Chevy Court, and restoring the main fairground gate. • Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub: The Budget Extender supports the acceleration of the $150 million reconstruction project to build the Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub. The project, which will create nearly 600 jobs, will overhaul a highly congested corridor that feeds the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a regional economic engine. • Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester: New York State will establish a $10 million, multi-year Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester. This business competition aims to support start-up companies that commercialize these rapidly developing technologies through a business accelerator program. It includes a top award of $1 million to the most promising start-up company. There are currently no accelerator programs in the world with a photonics focus and the Rochester region is uniquely positioned to build a nationally recognized program. • I  New York Welcome Centers: Modeled after the successful Long Island Welcome Center, the state will establish welcome centers – one in each region of the state – that feature an array of experiences including Taste NY, Path Through History, I  New York and State Parks that highlight each region's tourism assets. • MacArthur Airport Connection: The Budget Extender invests $20 million to connect MacArthur Airport with the LIRR, as well as $40 million for infrastructure investments that will support economic growth, environmental sustainability and water quality in business districts in Smithtown and Kings Park. • Nassau Expressway Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes an additional $130 million in new transportation funding to accelerate the reconstruction and elevation of a segment of the Nassau Expressway (Route 878) in Nassau County. The planned work will mitigate flooding and improve existing drainage, enhancing the safety and reliability of this busy stretch of road

78 that carries 56,000 vehicles each day and serves as an Emergency Storm Evacuation Route for more than 400,000 people. • Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition: In FY 2017, the Governor established the $200 million Upstate Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. The competition includes $190 million to support airport projects and $10 million allocated through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program. In the first round, $40 million was awarded to Elmira Corning Regional Airport to activate the airport’s $58.4 million transformation, and $39.8 million in funding was awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport to initiate a $53.7 million transformation. In round two, Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38.1 million to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul and Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $35.8 million towards their $48.8 million transformation. The bold plans and designs developed by these airports will enhance safety, improve operations and access, reduce environmental impact, and create a better passenger experience. • Amtrak Station in Schenectady Construction: The Budget Extender includes $15 million for the construction of a new passenger rail station, and improving the parking, lighting and landscaping, as well as the walkways leading to the Bus Rapid Transit areas on State Street and the new parking area on Liberty Street. • $32 Million Master Plan to redevelop Frontier Town into the “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at Northway Exit 29 in North Hudson The Budget Extender includes $32 million to create a world-class tourism destination at the site of Frontier Town in the Adirondacks. The Master Plan for the Gateway to the Adirondacks includes: o A DEC campground and day use area along the Schroon River o Equestrian camping and trail riding area o Visitor Information Center to introduce visitors to the world class recreation destinations in the Adirondack Park o Event center with tourist accommodations o Interactive exhibits in historic structures highlighting the past, present, and future of the Adirondack forest products and local food industries Additionally, Paradox Brewery plans to expand its brewing operations at the new Gateway location in 2017, as well as open a saloon offering a selection of New York beers and food. Paradox currently operates a tasting room at Schroon Lake. In order to encourage the expansion and creation of 22 new jobs, Empire State Development has offered up to $200,000 in performance-based incentives, including a grant and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. • $28 Million to Transform Gore, Whiteface and Belleyare Mountains: The Budget Extender includes $28 million in new capital funding to transform ORDA facilities. This includes $20 million enhance the current facilities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains, as well as $8 million in upgrades at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, to create state-of-the art skiing, lodging, dining and retail opportunities and year-round activities. • $300 Million for Utica Hospital: New York State has awarded $300 million for the Mohawk Valley Health System to build a modern and efficient hospital in downtown Utica. This 392 bed, 750,000 square-foot world-class health care facility will replace the outdated and obsolete St. Luke’s Hospital Campus and

79 St. Elizabeth Medical Center, further integrating the system of care in Oneida County. The new state-of-the-art hospital will offer emergency, acute inpatient, outpatient, primary care and other health care services in a single downtown location, improving the accessibility and quality of health care in the region. Mohawk Valley Health System’s project, awarded via competitive RFA, will strengthen the fiscal stability of the regional health care system, save taxpayer dollars, and bring thousands of jobs into downtown Utica. • $700 Million for Vital Brooklyn: The Budget Extender includes $700 million community-based healthcare capital investment as part of the Vital Brooklyn initiative. Under the Governor's plan, the State is targeting and investing in eight integrated areas, establishing a national paradigm for addressing chronic disparities, like systemic violence and entrenched poverty in high-need communities. The comprehensive plan will focus on increasing access to open spaces and healthy food, while transforming the healthcare system by increasing access and quality of health care services and preventive care. Vital Brooklyn will also create a stronger, more sustainable Central Brooklyn by prioritizing strategic investments in resiliency and affordable housing, as well as job creation, youth development, and community violence prevention. • $2.15 Million for Owasco Treatment Center: The Budget Extender includes $2.15 million toward the design, engineering, and construction of upgrades to the drinking water treatment systems in the City of Auburn and Town of Owasco. Both systems draw water from Owasco Lake, which recently has been impaired by cyanotoxins produced by harmful blue-green algae blooms. ### Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov New York State | Executive Chamber |press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418 -- Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 315-733-2313 Office 315-527-2213 Mobile

80 Pronteau, Robert E From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, April 03, 2017 7:51 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: Re: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Attachments: 0F944021.jpg Thank you! Sent from my iPad On Apr 3, 2017, at 7:46 PM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Congratulations ! Allocation 3 rd bullet from the bottom. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER <0F944021.jpg> For Immediate Release: 4/3/2017 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Authorizes $16.4 Billion in New Capital Appropriations to Advance Priority Infrastructure, Economic Development and Environmental Projects Invests $2.5 Billion to Provide Clean Water to All New Yorkers Protects New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Increases Direct Care Professional Salaries for 120,000 New Yorkers 6.5 percent Over Next Two Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the FY 2018 State Budget Extender, which funds all government operations through May 31 and advances key priority infrastructure, economic development, and environmental projects across New York. The Budget

81 Extender also secures $2.5 billion to ensure access to clean, drinkable water for all New Yorkers, protects the state’s most vulnerable from the soaring cost of prescription drugs, and increases direct care professional salaries 6.5 percent over the next two years. Over the next two months, the state expects to spend $24.6 billion, which includes the general fund, aid to localities and school districts, special revenue, capital projects, and debts service. The Extender also authorizes $16.4 billion in new capital appropriations to advance critical economic development and infrastructure projects. FY 2018 Extender Investment Highlights Fully Funding New York’s Transportation Capital Program The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues New York State’s historic investments in the transportation system, which are improving our roads and bridges, increasing mobility, and supporting economic growth. The Budget Extender reflects the third year of the $55 billion transportation capital plan, which is enhancing and expanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) network, and improving roads, bridges, airports rail facilities, ports and transit systems. The FY 2018 Budget Extender also continues the state’s record commitment to funding local highway and bridge projects. Funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Marchiselli program is maintained at last year’s level of $477.8 million. The Budget Extender also continues $100 million in highway aid through the PAVE NY program. Protecting New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Under the FY 2018 Budget Extender, New York is the first state in the nation to cap the growth of prescription drug spending in its Medicaid program, which has grown 25 percent over the past three years. The agreement provides the Department of Health with a range of tools to lower the cost of prescription drugs, including the ability to drive down the cost of certain drugs whose price is high relative to its therapeutic benefits . This unpreceded agreement enables the Medicaid program to allocate more resources for other essential health services and ensure high-quality care across New York State. Increasing Direct Care Professional Salaries The Budget Extender includes a landmark agreement that will provide New York’s 120,000 direct care professionals with a 6.5 percent raise over the next two years. These increases will help state-funded non-profits that specialize in the care of vulnerable New Yorkers not only recruit and retain employees, but continue to provide the same level of excellent care that have made them the backbone of New York’s developmentally disabled and behavioral health system.

82 Investing in Higher Education The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues the state’s record investments in higher education, providing nearly $1.33 billion in capital funding to SUNY, CUNY and private colleges in New York. The state’s higher education institutions educate over 1.2 million students. The State University of New York and the City University of New York administer 47 four-year colleges and graduate schools that provide more than 403,000 full- and part-time students with an array of undergraduate, graduate, and first professional educational opportunities. SUNY and CUNY also support 37 community colleges, serving over 324,000 students. In addition, nearly 520,000 students attend the more than 100 private colleges and universities across the state. Over the past 10 years, total enrollment at New York’s institutions of higher education has increased by 103,000. Providing Clean Drinking Water to All New Yorkers To ensure that current and future New Yorkers have access to clean water, the Budget Extender initiates the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, $725 million of which is available immediately. This investment will protect public health, safeguard the environment, and benefit New York’s economy. These funds will help local governments address water emergencies, pay for local infrastructure construction projects, underwrite land acquisition for source water protection, and investigate and mitigate emerging contaminants in drinking water. These projects will improve the quality and safety of municipal drinking water distribution and treatment systems, and wastewater infrastructure. Safeguarding New York’s Environment for Future Generations • Environmental Protection Fund: The Budget continues EPF funding at $300 million, the highest level in the history of the state. Appropriations include funding for solid waste programs, parks and recreation, open space programs, and the climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. • NY Parks 2020 Initiative: Building on the NY Parks 2020 initiative, which is investing $900 million to upgrade and repair our State Parks, the Budget allocates $120 million in New York Works capital funding – an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will aid the ongoing transformation of the state’s flagship parks and support critical infrastructure projects. The additional $30 million will target projects that will strategically leverage private funding to improve New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation facilities and services. • Adventure NY Program: DEC will launch the Adventure NY program, which will improve access to State lands, rehabilitate campgrounds, and upgrade DEC recreational facilities. This new initiative will build on existing efforts and includes $70 million in New York Works capital funding, an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will also enable DEC to continue to address

83 critical infrastructure needs, including dam safety and flood control projects. Driving Economic Growth and Revitalizing New York’s Infrastructure • Downtown Revitalization Initiative Round II: The Downtown Revitalization Initiative was created last year to fund transformative housing, economic development, transportation, and community projects to attract and retain residents, visitors, and businesses to downtowns. The first round awarded a total of $100 million to ten communities that are currently experiencing population loss and/or economic decline to develop revitalization plans for their downtown area, developed in collaboration with policy and planning experts. The FY 2018 Budget Extender expands this initiative by providing another $100 million for ten new communities, bringing the total program funding to $200 million. • Life Sciences Investment: The FY 2018 Budget Extender invests $300 million in capital funding as part of a $650 million initiative to grow a new, world-class life science research cluster in New York and expand the state’s ability to commercialize research and grow the economy. Through this multi-faceted initiative, New York will significantly increase its share of industry-funded research and development, support the commercialization of existing academic research, and usher in the next generation of advanced technologies. Beyond the advancements in science, this initiative will position New York to be a magnet for emerging manufacturing based enterprises, bolstering regional economies and creating thousands of jobs. • JFK Transformation: As part of the Governor’s plan to Transform JFK Airport into a 21st Century transportation hub, the Budget Extender invests $564 million toward reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange and expanding capacity along the Van Wyck. • Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes capital funding to begin the $1.8 billion transformation of the South Bronx. The project will realize the longsought reconstruction of the Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange, adding new capacity and constructing new access ramps to the Hunts Point Market. In addition, the Sheridan Expressway will be de-designated as an interstate and replaced with a boulevard design that is both pedestrian and cyclist friendly. The improvements to the Sheridan will tie neighborhoods together and give residents and visitors alike a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park which have been shut off to the community by the highway for decades. • Empire Station Development: The Budget Extender includes $700 million to support the development of the world-class Moynihan Train Hall with more space than Grand Central Station’s main concourse. The new hall will house passenger facilities for the LIRR and Amtrak, as well as feature 112,000 square feet of retail space and over 500,000 square feet of office space.

84 • Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement: The Budget Extender includes $270 million in capital funding to support the Phase II replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge. The new structure will consist of a new cable-stayed westbound bridge within the footprint of the existing structure. • Buffalo Billion Phase II: The Budget Extender allocates $400 million in capital funding toward the $500 million Buffalo Billion Phase II. Buffalo Billion Phase II will extend investment in Western New York to the neighborhood level and strengthen existing connections between downtown, suburban, and surrounding areas. Phase II will focus on revitalization and smart growth efforts, improvements to workforce development and job training, growing advanced manufacturing, tourism and life sciences, and connecting communities to foster growth through rail expansion. • Regional Economic Development Councils: Since 2011 the REDCs have awarded nearly $4.6 billion in state funding to over 5,200 projects through a competitive process to spur job creation based on regional priorities. Projects receiving funding through the REDC initiative are expected to create and retain 210,000 jobs in New York. The Budget Extender includes $150 million in capital funding that will be combined with a wide range of existing agency programs for REDC Round VII. • State Fair Modernization: The Budget Extender also provides $70 million in capital funding to continue modernizing the State Fair, which saw record attendance levels in 2016. This funding will be used to develop a multi-use, hybrid building to host events, build a gondola to transport visitors and concertgoers between the Fairgrounds and Onondaga County’s Lakeview Amphitheater, make parking improvements, and construct a new on-ramp to Interstate 690. This investment builds upon the $50 million included in the FY 2016 budget that has transformed the State Fair by creating a new Empire RV park, expanding the midway, improving Chevy Court, and restoring the main fairground gate. • Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub: The Budget Extender supports the acceleration of the $150 million reconstruction project to build the Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub. The project, which will create nearly 600 jobs, will overhaul a highly congested corridor that feeds the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a regional economic engine. • Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester: New York State will establish a $10 million, multi-year Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester. This business competition aims to support start-up companies that commercialize these rapidly developing technologies through a business accelerator program. It includes a top award of $1 million to the most promising start-up company. There are currently no accelerator programs in the world with a photonics focus and the Rochester region is uniquely positioned to build a nationally recognized program. • I  New York Welcome Centers: Modeled after the successful Long Island Welcome Center, the state will establish welcome

85 centers – one in each region of the state – that feature an array of experiences including Taste NY, Path Through History, I  New York and State Parks that highlight each region's tourism assets. • MacArthur Airport Connection: The Budget Extender invests $20 million to connect MacArthur Airport with the LIRR, as well as $40 million for infrastructure investments that will support economic growth, environmental sustainability and water quality in business districts in Smithtown and Kings Park. • Nassau Expressway Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes an additional $130 million in new transportation funding to accelerate the reconstruction and elevation of a segment of the Nassau Expressway (Route 878) in Nassau County. The planned work will mitigate flooding and improve existing drainage, enhancing the safety and reliability of this busy stretch of road that carries 56,000 vehicles each day and serves as an Emergency Storm Evacuation Route for more than 400,000 people. • Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition: In FY 2017, the Governor established the $200 million Upstate Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. The competition includes $190 million to support airport projects and $10 million allocated through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program. In the first round, $40 million was awarded to Elmira Corning Regional Airport to activate the airport’s $58.4 million transformation, and $39.8 million in funding was awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport to initiate a $53.7 million transformation. In round two, Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38.1 million to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul and Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $35.8 million towards their $48.8 million transformation. The bold plans and designs developed by these airports will enhance safety, improve operations and access, reduce environmental impact, and create a better passenger experience. • Amtrak Station in Schenectady Construction: The Budget Extender includes $15 million for the construction of a new passenger rail station, and improving the parking, lighting and landscaping, as well as the walkways leading to the Bus Rapid Transit areas on State Street and the new parking area on Liberty Street. • $32 Million Master Plan to redevelop Frontier Town into the “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at Northway Exit 29 in North Hudson The Budget Extender includes $32 million to create a worldclass tourism destination at the site of Frontier Town in the Adirondacks. The Master Plan for the Gateway to the Adirondacks includes: o A DEC campground and day use area along the Schroon River o Equestrian camping and trail riding area o Visitor Information Center to introduce visitors to the world class recreation destinations in the Adirondack Park

86 o Event center with tourist accommodations o Interactive exhibits in historic structures highlighting the past, present, and future of the Adirondack forest products and local food industries Additionally, Paradox Brewery plans to expand its brewing operations at the new Gateway location in 2017, as well as open a saloon offering a selection of New York beers and food. Paradox currently operates a tasting room at Schroon Lake. In order to encourage the expansion and creation of 22 new jobs, Empire State Development has offered up to $200,000 in performancebased incentives, including a grant and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. • $28 Million to Transform Gore, Whiteface and Belleyare Mountains: The Budget Extender includes $28 million in new capital funding to transform ORDA facilities. This includes $20 million enhance the current facilities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains, as well as $8 million in upgrades at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, to create state-of-the art skiing, lodging, dining and retail opportunities and year-round activities. • $300 Million for Utica Hospital: New York State has awarded $300 million for the Mohawk Valley Health System to build a modern and efficient hospital in downtown Utica. This 392 bed, 750,000 square-foot world-class health care facility will replace the outdated and obsolete St. Luke’s Hospital Campus and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, further integrating the system of care in Oneida County. The new state-of-the-art hospital will offer emergency, acute inpatient, outpatient, primary care and other health care services in a single downtown location, improving the accessibility and quality of health care in the region. Mohawk Valley Health System’s project, awarded via competitive RFA, will strengthen the fiscal stability of the regional health care system, save taxpayer dollars, and bring thousands of jobs into downtown Utica. • $700 Million for Vital Brooklyn: The Budget Extender includes $700 million community-based healthcare capital investment as part of the Vital Brooklyn initiative. Under the Governor's plan, the State is targeting and investing in eight integrated areas, establishing a national paradigm for addressing chronic disparities, like systemic violence and entrenched poverty in high-need communities. The comprehensive plan will focus on increasing access to open spaces and healthy food, while transforming the healthcare system by increasing access and quality of health care services and preventive care. Vital Brooklyn will also create a stronger, more sustainable Central Brooklyn by prioritizing strategic investments in resiliency and affordable housing, as well as job creation, youth development, and community violence prevention. • $2.15 Million for Owasco Treatment Center: The Budget Extender includes $2.15 million toward the design, engineering, and construction of upgrades to the drinking water treatment

87 systems in the City of Auburn and Town of Owasco. Both systems draw water from Owasco Lake, which recently has been impaired by cyanotoxins produced by harmful blue-green algae blooms. ### Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov New York State | Executive Chamber |press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

88 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, April 03, 2017 7:46 PM To: scott perra; Bob Scholef; nancy@paigegroup.com; Ray Meier; Tony Picente; Robert Palmieri; Al Candido Subject: Fwd: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Attachments: 0F944021.jpg Congratulations ! Allocation 3 rd bullet from the bottom. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: Subject: GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES PASSAGE OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER For Immediate Release: 4/3/2017 GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO State of New York | Executive Chamber Andrew M. Cuomo | Governor GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF FY 2018 STATE BUDGET EXTENDER Authorizes $16.4 Billion in New Capital Appropriations to Advance Priority Infrastructure, Economic Development and Environmental Projects Invests $2.5 Billion to Provide Clean Water to All New Yorkers Protects New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Increases Direct Care Professional Salaries for 120,000 New Yorkers 6.5 percent Over Next Two Years Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the passage of the FY 2018 State Budget Extender, which funds all government operations through May 31 and advances key priority infrastructure, economic development, and environmental projects across New York. The Budget Extender also secures $2.5 billion to ensure access to clean,

89 drinkable water for all New Yorkers, protects the state’s most vulnerable from the soaring cost of prescription drugs, and increases direct care professional salaries 6.5 percent over the next two years. Over the next two months, the state expects to spend $24.6 billion, which includes the general fund, aid to localities and school districts, special revenue, capital projects, and debts service. The Extender also authorizes $16.4 billion in new capital appropriations to advance critical economic development and infrastructure projects. FY 2018 Extender Investment Highlights Fully Funding New York’s Transportation Capital Program The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues New York State’s historic investments in the transportation system, which are improving our roads and bridges, increasing mobility, and supporting economic growth. The Budget Extender reflects the third year of the $55 billion transportation capital plan, which is enhancing and expanding the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) network, and improving roads, bridges, airports rail facilities, ports and transit systems. The FY 2018 Budget Extender also continues the state’s record commitment to funding local highway and bridge projects. Funding for the Consolidated Highway Improvement Program (CHIPS) and the Marchiselli program is maintained at last year’s level of $477.8 million. The Budget Extender also continues $100 million in highway aid through the PAVE NY program. Protecting New Yorkers from the Soaring Cost of Prescription Drugs Under the FY 2018 Budget Extender, New York is the first state in the nation to cap the growth of prescription drug spending in its Medicaid program, which has grown 25 percent over the past three years. The agreement provides the Department of Health with a range of tools to lower the cost of prescription drugs, including the ability to drive down the cost of certain drugs whose price is high relative to its therapeutic benefits . This unpreceded agreement enables the Medicaid program to allocate more resources for other essential health services and ensure high-quality care across New York State. Increasing Direct Care Professional Salaries The Budget Extender includes a landmark agreement that will provide New York’s 120,000 direct care professionals with a 6.5 percent raise over the next two years. These increases will help state-funded non-profits that specialize in the care of vulnerable New Yorkers not only recruit and retain employees, but continue to provide the same level of excellent care that have made them the backbone of New York’s developmentally disabled and behavioral health system. Investing in Higher Education The FY 2018 Budget Extender continues the state’s record investments in higher education, providing nearly $1.33 billion in capital funding to SUNY, CUNY and private colleges in New York. The state’s higher education institutions educate over 1.2 million

90 students. The State University of New York and the City University of New York administer 47 four-year colleges and graduate schools that provide more than 403,000 full- and part-time students with an array of undergraduate, graduate, and first professional educational opportunities. SUNY and CUNY also support 37 community colleges, serving over 324,000 students. In addition, nearly 520,000 students attend the more than 100 private colleges and universities across the state. Over the past 10 years, total enrollment at New York’s institutions of higher education has increased by 103,000. Providing Clean Drinking Water to All New Yorkers To ensure that current and future New Yorkers have access to clean water, the Budget Extender initiates the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act, $725 million of which is available immediately. This investment will protect public health, safeguard the environment, and benefit New York’s economy. These funds will help local governments address water emergencies, pay for local infrastructure construction projects, underwrite land acquisition for source water protection, and investigate and mitigate emerging contaminants in drinking water. These projects will improve the quality and safety of municipal drinking water distribution and treatment systems, and wastewater infrastructure. Safeguarding New York’s Environment for Future Generations • Environmental Protection Fund: The Budget continues EPF funding at $300 million, the highest level in the history of the state. Appropriations include funding for solid waste programs, parks and recreation, open space programs, and the climate change mitigation and adaptation programs. • NY Parks 2020 Initiative: Building on the NY Parks 2020 initiative, which is investing $900 million to upgrade and repair our State Parks, the Budget allocates $120 million in New York Works capital funding – an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will aid the ongoing transformation of the state’s flagship parks and support critical infrastructure projects. The additional $30 million will target projects that will strategically leverage private funding to improve New York State Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation facilities and services. • Adventure NY Program: DEC will launch the Adventure NY program, which will improve access to State lands, rehabilitate campgrounds, and upgrade DEC recreational facilities. This new initiative will build on existing efforts and includes $70 million in New York Works capital funding, an increase of $30 million from FY 2017. This funding will also enable DEC to continue to address critical infrastructure needs, including dam safety and flood control projects. Driving Economic Growth and Revitalizing New York’s Infrastructure • Downtown Revitalization Initiative Round II: The Downtown Revitalization Initiative was created last year to fund transformative housing, economic development, transportation, and community projects to attract and retain residents, visitors, and businesses to downtowns. The first round awarded a total of $100 million to ten communities that are currently experiencing population loss and/or economic decline to develop revitalization plans for their downtown area, developed in collaboration with policy and planning experts. The FY 2018 Budget

91 Extender expands this initiative by providing another $100 million for ten new communities, bringing the total program funding to $200 million. • Life Sciences Investment: The FY 2018 Budget Extender invests $300 million in capital funding as part of a $650 million initiative to grow a new, world-class life science research cluster in New York and expand the state’s ability to commercialize research and grow the economy. Through this multi-faceted initiative, New York will significantly increase its share of industry-funded research and development, support the commercialization of existing academic research, and usher in the next generation of advanced technologies. Beyond the advancements in science, this initiative will position New York to be a magnet for emerging manufacturing based enterprises, bolstering regional economies and creating thousands of jobs. • JFK Transformation: As part of the Governor’s plan to Transform JFK Airport into a 21st Century transportation hub, the Budget Extender invests $564 million toward reconstruction of the Kew Gardens Interchange and expanding capacity along the Van Wyck. • Bruckner-Sheridan Interchange Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes capital funding to begin the $1.8 billion transformation of the South Bronx. The project will realize the long-sought reconstruction of the Bruckner- Sheridan Interchange, adding new capacity and constructing new access ramps to the Hunts Point Market. In addition, the Sheridan Expressway will be dedesignated as an interstate and replaced with a boulevard design that is both pedestrian and cyclist friendly. The improvements to the Sheridan will tie neighborhoods together and give residents and visitors alike a direct connection to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park which have been shut off to the community by the highway for decades. • Empire Station Development: The Budget Extender includes $700 million to support the development of the world-class Moynihan Train Hall with more space than Grand Central Station’s main concourse. The new hall will house passenger facilities for the LIRR and Amtrak, as well as feature 112,000 square feet of retail space and over 500,000 square feet of office space. • Kosciuszko Bridge Replacement: The Budget Extender includes $270 million in capital funding to support the Phase II replacement of the Kosciuszko Bridge. The new structure will consist of a new cable-stayed westbound bridge within the footprint of the existing structure. • Buffalo Billion Phase II: The Budget Extender allocates $400 million in capital funding toward the $500 million Buffalo Billion Phase II. Buffalo Billion Phase II will extend investment in Western New York to the neighborhood level and strengthen existing connections between downtown, suburban, and surrounding areas. Phase II will focus on revitalization and smart growth efforts, improvements to workforce development and job training, growing advanced manufacturing, tourism and life sciences, and connecting communities to foster growth through rail expansion. • Regional Economic Development Councils: Since 2011 the REDCs have awarded nearly $4.6 billion in state funding to over 5,200 projects through a competitive process to spur job creation based on regional priorities. Projects receiving funding through the REDC initiative are expected to create and retain 210,000 jobs in New York. The Budget Extender includes $150 million in capital funding that will be combined with a wide range of existing agency programs for REDC Round VII.

92 • State Fair Modernization: The Budget Extender also provides $70 million in capital funding to continue modernizing the State Fair, which saw record attendance levels in 2016. This funding will be used to develop a multi-use, hybrid building to host events, build a gondola to transport visitors and concertgoers between the Fairgrounds and Onondaga County’s Lakeview Amphitheater, make parking improvements, and construct a new on-ramp to Interstate 690. This investment builds upon the $50 million included in the FY 2016 budget that has transformed the State Fair by creating a new Empire RV park, expanding the midway, improving Chevy Court, and restoring the main fairground gate. • Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub: The Budget Extender supports the acceleration of the $150 million reconstruction project to build the Town of Woodbury Transit and Economic Development Hub. The project, which will create nearly 600 jobs, will overhaul a highly congested corridor that feeds the Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a regional economic engine. • Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester: New York State will establish a $10 million, multi-year Photonics Venture Challenge in Rochester. This business competition aims to support start-up companies that commercialize these rapidly developing technologies through a business accelerator program. It includes a top award of $1 million to the most promising start-up company. There are currently no accelerator programs in the world with a photonics focus and the Rochester region is uniquely positioned to build a nationally recognized program. • I  New York Welcome Centers: Modeled after the successful Long Island Welcome Center, the state will establish welcome centers – one in each region of the state – that feature an array of experiences including Taste NY, Path Through History, I  New York and State Parks that highlight each region's tourism assets. • MacArthur Airport Connection: The Budget Extender invests $20 million to connect MacArthur Airport with the LIRR, as well as $40 million for infrastructure investments that will support economic growth, environmental sustainability and water quality in business districts in Smithtown and Kings Park. • Nassau Expressway Reconstruction: The Budget Extender includes an additional $130 million in new transportation funding to accelerate the reconstruction and elevation of a segment of the Nassau Expressway (Route 878) in Nassau County. The planned work will mitigate flooding and improve existing drainage, enhancing the safety and reliability of this busy stretch of road that carries 56,000 vehicles each day and serves as an Emergency Storm Evacuation Route for more than 400,000 people. • Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition: In FY 2017, the Governor established the $200 million Upstate Economic Development and Revitalization Competition. The competition includes $190 million to support airport projects and $10 million allocated through the Governor’s Aviation Capital Grant Program. In the first round, $40 million was awarded to Elmira Corning Regional Airport to activate the airport’s $58.4 million transformation, and $39.8 million in funding was awarded to the Greater Rochester International Airport to initiate a $53.7 million transformation. In round two, Plattsburgh International Airport will receive $38.1 million to jumpstart the airport’s $43 million overhaul and Syracuse Hancock International Airport will receive $35.8 million towards their $48.8 million transformation. The bold plans

93 and designs developed by these airports will enhance safety, improve operations and access, reduce environmental impact, and create a better passenger experience. • Amtrak Station in Schenectady Construction: The Budget Extender includes $15 million for the construction of a new passenger rail station, and improving the parking, lighting and landscaping, as well as the walkways leading to the Bus Rapid Transit areas on State Street and the new parking area on Liberty Street. • $32 Million Master Plan to redevelop Frontier Town into the “Gateway to the Adirondacks” at Northway Exit 29 in North Hudson The Budget Extender includes $32 million to create a world-class tourism destination at the site of Frontier Town in the Adirondacks. The Master Plan for the Gateway to the Adirondacks includes: o A DEC campground and day use area along the Schroon River o Equestrian camping and trail riding area o Visitor Information Center to introduce visitors to the world class recreation destinations in the Adirondack Park o Event center with tourist accommodations o Interactive exhibits in historic structures highlighting the past, present, and future of the Adirondack forest products and local food industries Additionally, Paradox Brewery plans to expand its brewing operations at the new Gateway location in 2017, as well as open a saloon offering a selection of New York beers and food. Paradox currently operates a tasting room at Schroon Lake. In order to encourage the expansion and creation of 22 new jobs, Empire State Development has offered up to $200,000 in performance-based incentives, including a grant and Excelsior Jobs Program tax credits. • $28 Million to Transform Gore, Whiteface and Belleyare Mountains: The Budget Extender includes $28 million in new capital funding to transform ORDA facilities. This includes $20 million enhance the current facilities at Gore and Whiteface Mountains, as well as $8 million in upgrades at Belleayre Mountain Ski Center, to create state-of-the art skiing, lodging, dining and retail opportunities and year-round activities. • $300 Million for Utica Hospital: New York State has awarded $300 million for the Mohawk Valley Health System to build a modern and efficient hospital in downtown Utica. This 392 bed, 750,000 square-foot world-class health care facility will replace the outdated and obsolete St. Luke’s Hospital Campus and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, further integrating the system of care in Oneida County. The new state-of-the-art hospital will offer emergency, acute inpatient, outpatient, primary care and other health care services in a single downtown location, improving the accessibility and quality of health care in the region. Mohawk Valley Health System’s project, awarded via competitive RFA, will strengthen the fiscal stability of the regional health care system, save taxpayer dollars, and bring thousands of jobs into downtown Utica. • $700 Million for Vital Brooklyn: The Budget Extender includes $700 million community-based healthcare capital investment as part of the Vital Brooklyn initiative. Under the Governor's plan, the State is targeting and investing in eight integrated areas, establishing a national paradigm for addressing chronic disparities, like systemic violence and entrenched poverty in high-need communities. The comprehensive plan will focus on increasing access to open spaces and healthy food, while transforming the healthcare system by increasing

94 access and quality of health care services and preventive care. Vital Brooklyn will also create a stronger, more sustainable Central Brooklyn by prioritizing strategic investments in resiliency and affordable housing, as well as job creation, youth development, and community violence prevention. • $2.15 Million for Owasco Treatment Center: The Budget Extender includes $2.15 million toward the design, engineering, and construction of upgrades to the drinking water treatment systems in the City of Auburn and Town of Owasco. Both systems draw water from Owasco Lake, which recently has been impaired by cyanotoxins produced by harmful blue-green algae blooms. ### Additional news available at www.governor.ny.gov New York State | Executive Chamber |press.office@exec.ny.gov | 518.474.8418

95 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 3:37 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Cc: Amanda Carroll Subject: RE: MVHS to be honored with MV Legacy Award - May 4th Attachments: IMAGE.png; IMAGE.png Great, thank you! Debbie >>> "Picente, Anthony" 3/29/2017 2:41 PM >>> Deb, Glad to do it. Please coordinate with Amanda. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica,NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390 (Fax) From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:26 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: MVHS to be honored with MV Legacy Award - May 4th Tony, MVHS is being honored at this awards event in May. As part of the program they are recording a brief interview with Scott and then asking us to reach out to several in the community to do a brief interview about MVHS as well. Scott wanted me to ask if you would consider doing a short interview about MVHS and it's role as the community's health provider. It would take about 15 minutes. They are setting interviews at the Stanley Theater next Tuesday, April 4. They are also looking for another interview date of April 10 or 11. If you are willing to do the interview I can connect Amanda or one of your staff with their video coordinator to set up the time.

96 Please let me know if it is a possibility. Thanks so much! Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You! CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

97 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 2:42 PM To: daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net Subject: RE: MVHS to be honored with MV Legacy Award - May 4th Attachments: image001.png; image002.png Deb, Glad to do it. Please coordinate with Amanda. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica,NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390 (Fax) From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:26 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Carroll, Amanda Subject: MVHS to be honored with MV Legacy Award - May 4th Tony, MVHS is being honored at this awards event in May. As part of the program they are recording a brief interview with Scott and then asking us to reach out to several in the community to do a brief interview about MVHS as well. Scott wanted me to ask if you would consider doing a short interview about MVHS and it's role as the community's health provider. It would take about 15 minutes. They are setting interviews at the Stanley Theater next Tuesday, April 4. They are also looking for another interview date of April 10 or 11.

98 If you are willing to do the interview I can connect Amanda or one of your staff with their video coordinator to set up the time. Please let me know if it is a possibility. Thanks so much! Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

99 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:26 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Amanda Carroll Subject: MVHS to be honored with MV Legacy Award - May 4th Attachments: IMAGE.png; mv legacy_honorees 2017.pdf Tony, MVHS is being honored at this awards event in May. As part of the program they are recording a brief interview with Scott and then asking us to reach out to several in the community to do a brief interview about MVHS as well. Scott wanted me to ask if you would consider doing a short interview about MVHS and it's role as the community's health provider. It would take about 15 minutes. They are setting interviews at the Stanley Theater next Tuesday, April 4. They are also looking for another interview date of April 10 or 11. If you are willing to do the interview I can connect Amanda or one of your staff with their video coordinator to set up the time. Please let me know if it is a possibility. Thanks so much! Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

100 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:05 AM To: cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: RE: $300 million grant press conference - TENTATIVE PLAN OK. Thanks Cat. Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Caitlin McCann [mailto:cmccann@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02 AM To: cgreco@cityofutica.com; stemenj@nyassembly.gov; adey@nysenate.gov; laduca@nysenate.gov; Carroll, Amanda; Vanno, Philip A. Subject: $300 million grant press conference - TENTATIVE PLAN Good morning, We are hopeful to hear about the $300 million grant for the new hospital this week. When we do hear about the money, we will hold a press conference at the St. Luke's Campus and would like the elected officials to join us. I will keep you all posted and let you know as soon as I know more. I just wanted to give you a heads up on our plans. Thanks! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502

101 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

102 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin McCann Sent: Monday, March 20, 2017 10:02 AM To: cgreco@cityofutica.com; stemenj@nyassembly.gov; adey@nysenate.gov; laduca@nysenate.gov; acarroll@ocgov.net; pvanno@ocgov.net Subject: $300 million grant press conference - TENTATIVE PLAN Good morning, We are hopeful to hear about the $300 million grant for the new hospital this week. When we do hear about the money, we will hold a press conference at the St. Luke's Campus and would like the elected officials to join us. I will keep you all posted and let you know as soon as I know more. I just wanted to give you a heads up on our plans. Thanks! Caitlin Caitlin McCann Communications Specialist 315-624-5433 1676 Sunset Ave. Utica, NY 13502 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

103 Pronteau, Robert E From: Shawna Papale Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2017 12:10 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Jef Saunders; Rayhill, Peter M.; Genovese, James; Candido, Alfred Subject: County/ EDGE Tony, thank you for taking time to meet on behalf of myself, Jef, and EDGE. EDGE values its relationship with you and the County and we are all working hard to address your concerns. We look forward to more discussions. In the meantime, you did mention at the meeting that EDGE submitted two invoices relating to the downtown hospital project. We looked into this this morning. The County/ EDGE contract is dated as of April 1, 2016 and was signed by Steve on behalf of EDGE on December 16, 2016, approved by the County Board of Legislators at their January 2017 meeting (resolution #6) and signed by you on behalf of the County on January 18, 2017. The contract amount was $250,000. EDGE submitted one requisition on January 27, 2017 for the $250,000. EDGE has submitted no other requisitions relating to the downtown hospital project. Thank you again and please feel free to call either of us if need you need anything. Shawna Papale Senior Vice President Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393

104 Pronteau, Robert E From: jscoones@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, March 07, 2017 8:49 AM To: jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Website Contact Form Attachments: image001.jpg From: webmaster@ocgov.net [mailto:webmaster@ocgov.net] On Behalf Of Nick Polce Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:28 PM To: webmaster Subject: Website Contact Form Submitted on 03/06/2017 – 6:28pm Submitted by anonymous user: [172.79.41.237] Submitted values are Your Name: Nick Polce Your Email: nick.gateway@frontiernet.net Subject: Hospital in Utica Message: Mr. Picente , Please consider putting the New Hospital where the old GE building is on Broad st. It would be a great spot for it with exposure to Rt 5s while getting rid of the eye sore down there. It would make a lot more sense. Thank you for your time. The results of this submission may be viewed at: http://www.ocgov.net/oneida/node/7/submission/15428

105 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nick Polce on behalf of webmaster@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 5:28 PM To: webmaster@ocgov.net Subject: Website Contact Form Submitted on 03/06/2017 – 6:28pm Submitted by anonymous user: [172.79.41.237] Submitted values are Your Name: Nick Polce Your Email: nick.gateway@frontiernet.net Subject: Hospital in Utica Message: Mr. Picente , Please consider putting the New Hospital where the old GE building is on Broad st. It would be a great spot for it with exposure to Rt 5s while getting rid of the eye sore down there. It would make a lot more sense. Thank you for your time. The results of this submission may be viewed at: http://www.ocgov.net/oneida/node/7/submission/15429

106 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:45 PM To: aroth@uticaod.com Subject: RE: question Attachments: image001.png Hi Amy, I was mostly teasing Alex earlier. I think he knows that now. You know I love you all. Off the record, I don’t know how eminent domain would work either, and I don’t think I’ll be able to track that down at this point. Tony is out of pocket the rest of the day. Phil Philip A. Vanno Assistant to the County Executive W: 315-798-5800 C: 315-723-5465 Oneida County Office Building 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:18 PM To: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: question Hi, Phil, OK, first, let me get this off my chest, I'm pretty darn sure Alex did not deliberately mislead you. Whether or not he gave you all the background, he certainly thought he had and he was overheard giving the background to some people he spoke to. No one here thought the story reflected at all badly on the county if that makes you feel at all better. (And I realize it might not.) Now. I'm writing a story looking ahead to the hospital and what happens if not all property owners are willing to sell. I'm just writing a bit about eminent domain and how it works. I'm told that there has been no definite determination of who would bring eminent domain proceedings, but that the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency seems to be the likely candidate. It occurs to me that I should run that past the county in case that is not really a likely possibility. The story is unfortuantley running tomorrow, but all I need is a county reaction or county silence on that point. My story is mostly talking to people in the neighborhood, some legal types and statements from MVHS and EDGE. I also will have something about another eminent domain project or two. Thank you.

107 Amy Neff Roth | Health and business reporter Observer-Dispatch 221 Oriskany Plaza, Utica, NY 13501 315-792- 5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

108 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 3:18 PM To: Vanno, Philip A. Subject: question Attachments: image.png Hi, Phil, OK, first, let me get this off my chest, I'm pretty darn sure Alex did not deliberately mislead you. Whether or not he gave you all the background, he certainly thought he had and he was overheard giving the background to some people he spoke to. No one here thought the story reflected at all badly on the county if that makes you feel at all better. (And I realize it might not.) Now. I'm writing a story looking ahead to the hospital and what happens if not all property owners are willing to sell. I'm just writing a bit about eminent domain and how it works. I'm told that there has been no definite determination of who would bring eminent domain proceedings, but that the Oneida County Industrial Development Agency seems to be the likely candidate. It occurs to me that I should run that past the county in case that is not really a likely possibility. The story is unfortuantley running tomorrow, but all I need is a county reaction or county silence on that point. My story is mostly talking to people in the neighborhood, some legal types and statements from MVHS and EDGE. I also will have something about another eminent domain project or two. Thank you. Amy Neff Roth | Health and business reporter Observer-Dispatch 221 Oriskany Plaza, Utica, NY 13501 315-792- 5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

109 Pronteau, Robert E From: Robert Oliveira Sent: Monday, February 27, 2017 10:17 AM To: Elisa Rios Subject: Two reasons why we read an anti-downtown hospital editorial yesterday in the OD Dear Elisa, Yesterday, the OD came out against the "hospital process". It is clear that the opponents of the hospital are not going to fight with facts. While our 501-c-4 does not support a "DeathStar Concept", we do believe a downtown health facility could benefit the community a great deal. The first reason that Jim Brock went to the OD Editorial Board is racism. Some folks in the suburbs do not want to deal with brown people if they do not have to. In the case of Jim Brock, we have a gentleman who believes that only he and his gay partner should be married while all other gay people on the planet should not have that right, or worse. He also believes the current hospital property will become affordable housing if the new downtown hospital is built. "Affordable housing" is code language for "where brown people live" in his circle. Much as we are doing ART on Utica now, we should review our old notes from the Newport Winter Festival that used to take place on Bannister's and Bowen's Wharves from the old days. We can reimagine an event originally designed to get folks to visit the waterfront and support local businesses in the winter into an event designed to attract people from the suburbs into downtown Utica in the Winter. If we can get them to do that, a lot of fear will fall away. We should continue to try and protect Joe Cerini's property because that would cause the local No Downtown effort to fall apart. The second reason we continue to see editorials like this is EDGE. People do not trust EDGE and they continue to under perform. Between EDGE and the city, they are 0 for their last 7 grant applications, including 2 regarding the hospital, and 2 for the last 11. EDGE is causing the stigma with Harbor Point and the Nano project. Since we can no longer run the blog without taking the chance that outsiders will use it against the city as a whole, we need to find a way to convince community leaders to let us help EDGE. Much like I asked the Mayor to name a Tourism Committee recently, to be fair the problems from Harbor Point partly stem from Oneida County Tourism's need to promote useless pub crawls that no one attends instead of collecting actually useful tourism data, we should ask for a "Help EDGE out" Committee but it needs a much better name than that. As our social media captain, please have accounts and photos at the ready. Thanks as always -- Bobby O Art On Utica

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111 Pronteau, Robert E From: Stephany Keeler Sent: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 3:24 PM To: ce@ocgov.net; bthomas@cityofutica.com; jbrenon@cityifutica.com; mayor@cityofutica.com; smcnamara@ocgov.net; cddavis@ocgov.net; Jdflemma@gmail.com Subject: Fwd: David Michael Carter from upstate NY discovered the preventative Cancer cure and the longevity secret, but. . . ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Stephany Keeler" Date: Feb 14, 2017 2:29 PM Subject: David Michael Carter from upstate NY discovered the preventative Cancer cure and the longevity secret, but. . . To: , <2020@abc.com>, , Cc: WIBX's bill keeler & program director Jeff manasky won't allow that to happen(see Jeff Manaskys racial discrimination lawsuit Case 6:13-cv-01573-GLS-ATB Document 1 filed 12/20/13 nineteen pages calling female coworkers BLACK BITCHES- see District Attorney Scott McNamara corrupt office politics covering up Judge Dwyer targeting using racial discrimination in the recent Word of Life Church illegal unjust back door behind closed door private bench trial trick sentence plea, trick racist targeted ruling giving the minority mullato female mother defending her children by two teenage boys from molesting them, Sarah Ferguson a private bench trial with less serious charges 25 years in prison and her counter parts with more serious charges all White less time, so why should anyone with common sense want to move to Utica, with the most racist undercover political politicians, developement for whites only projects representing their Republican selfless Commercial Carbine, put our name on all the buildings we sell and steel then resale, greedy Charity pretend the money is for the people but 97% at any given time at the social service office is black and minority's because whitey won't share the wealth and give non Anglo European Racist a Voice, tokens and sellouts dont count anymore they are only used to make things worst as the Genesis Groups, urban developed as they self admitted, did absolute nothing for the peopled that Carter is protecting & defefending, Sarah Ferguso should appeal her sentence on the grounds of racial targeted discrimination judge Dwyer pulled the same racist dirty trick on Carter when Carter was literally thrown out of jail twice for telling the truth and raising hell and not hiding but brace enough to expose the evidence., but because she was black and previously did or couldn't go to the local dirty corrupt racist cops(cowards on patrol knowing what she was up against (two white boys in Saquoit a white racist subtown outside of Utica, where the Lewis Lent Sara Anne Wood Kidnapping crime took place that David Michael Carter was railroaded with Trump up charges from another dirty Rome Police defective who admitted he lied taken the stand driving around earlier that day with Marion Brown and her mother lying and saying Carter tried grabbing her wrist making him a kidnapper that destroyed his life and most of Utica because unless there is an out Court Settlement Carter who has the entire deck of cards, the two jokers and the instructions is going to continue to build his non violent drug free World Wide following and expose Class Action every dirty little covered up secret from our local public political representation, surrounding police agencies, lawyers, businesses leaders and what lead to Utica/Rome Oneida County becoming the two worst cities to live in the United State's of America, according to Forbes and several leading polls and what made Utica's police department one of the most racially divided untrusted police Departments in the entire Country. Carter couldn't even file a police report complaint from an attempt murder with an axe charge at Manhannas Grocery the West Side from a family and witnesses who said it happened and when Andre 1118 Churchill Ave pulled a gun on

112 Carter inside Manhannas Market on Whitesboro Street Carter almost pulled the gun out of Shorty's hand(Andre who lives next door to a corrupt Bosnian dirty cop, who thought he was going to get away with telling Andre to keep harassing and going after Carter, in order to stop Carter's multi million dollar civil rights Class Action Law suit using an outside independent Law Firm, Andre is the same individual used and allowed by the Utica Police department that got Curt Spratt killed less than 8ft from Carter's front door on Whitesboro Street West Utica, Curt never had any chance for rehab before Carter even just recently met him because Andre was standing outside of Manhannas Market every day calling Curt a sex offender which eventually got Curt shot and killed, right in front of Manhannas market, so the Spratts put cameras up all over, and the entire neighborhood so the police watched and knee Andre killed two of Carters baby kittens, and watched Mr Z. a Bosnian neighbor of Carter who lived downstairs Carter always defended, the Utica Police kept trying to set Carter up in order to stop his Wrongful Conviction multi million dollar Ongoing Retaliation Law suit because they knew and feared Carter was telling the truth, remained non violent and drug Free which pissed the Utica Police and surrounding police agencies off. They knew they could only build a counter Cass of Carter from exposing what they did to him off his anger, by black listing and barring him from resources, education and employment which all backfired as Carter exposed with overwhelming evidence the Criminal Justice System and Mental Health System continues using taking advantage of countless others, but these officials and representatives are not above the law and they quickly found out they messed with the wrong dude, their corrupt practices lost AMS, APAC and continually divides and destroys the entire upstate Utica/Rome New York Oneida County, the Mohawk Valley portraying Carter as a monster & animal for a crime Carter started proving he never committed then distributed to Uticas, Mayor Palmieri, the entire Common Council, Uticas Chief of Police Mark Williams, Chief Russell Brooks, Governor Andrew Cuomo, several attorney generals, and public officials such as Senator Griffo, Brindisi and County Executive Anthony Picente, and its just matter of time before WIBX's great white hook representing their white racist Republican Secret Society VIP Status, were better than you, Cornhill Black misplaced Globus apartments Former Washington Courts upstate Utica, New York make them niggas suffer, don't give em nutten, just give em da roads bill, for their James Street roads we never touched once they have a right to feel bad about, all we unsympathetically rich white racist WIBX keeler manasky following brownising racist do is give those James Street Corn hill black nigga gangster thugs is a asshole full of time in jail, lock em up, get as many on Parole or Probation as possible, use our retiring, forced to resign dirty cops(cowards on patrol) with their behind closed door state allocated, now state mandated tanks, guns, bullet proof vests, ammunition, tacticle divided and conquer police tactics no knock searches illegally kill their pit bulls, all exposed by Native Indian Turtle Clan David Michael Carter who don't take no shit, in fact tells chief mark Williams of the Utica Police Department he goes out of his way everyday, every second to look for an expose every little thing they do wrong exploiting and targeting the Black, Muslim, Latino, lower income community, that wants to use Senator Joe Griffos original legislation that started the entire Moreland Commission Investigation shutdown causing the backdoor deal between Andrew Cuomo and upstate politicians in which Mayor Palmieri thinking hes above the law with his upstate political cronys because he managed to get himself out of one of the second biggest upstate corruption Codes, City Hall previous scandels further defrauding the public THE GROW WEST CODES SCANDEL still currently ripping off the West Sides lower in residents, forcing many to use fly by night cheap labor contracts, the broken down rusted out sporatic construction workers in Corhill, James Street, dont worry we think we might have covered up the Thomas Lindsey Center on James Street lock dem niggas up kangaroo court, because we painted preety flowers on the outside of the building to cover up the City Hall administrations law enforcement coverup, who dont care or need the black Communitys input because they have their Homeland Security White racist sleeper cells working accross the street from metlife insurance airport(not all cops, politicians or business community leaders in the Utica/Rome Mohawk Valley Central New York Oneida County are corrupt, crooked, racist, biggetted, unsympathetically unempathetic, greedy, we're better than you pieces of garbage, although the majority of them, ONE TIME OR ANOTHER are when their around their own kind, amongst themselves and at one time or another have violated or taken advantage of non Anglo Saxon European white racist silver Spoon fed free Ellis Island pass calling everything else of color who were here first including Mexican Native Indians, who were closer to our borders Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Jamaicans, Haicians, all kicked to the curb, treated as second class citizens many times worst than animal's. Carter while remaining non violent & drug free, that affected the entire upstate

113 New York. Carter's non violent drug free Freedom Revolutionary Army representing Native American Indians forced off their lands throughout the entire United States of America and all men women & children of color, their ancestors & decendents who were here first now called illegal aliens by White Anglo Saxon Europeans who renamed America bringing their forced paperwork the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, guns & diseases, in exchange for the free Silver Spoon Ellis Island New York City Pass claiming everything they stole and took was theirs but only on borrowed time as you are beginning to see the end results real time. Carter's non violent movement is being recognized World Wide as 99% of the people he represents are tired of being oppressed, misrepresented, given very little or minimum Due Process Rights during Court Proceeding's, tired of having very little and or token representation with a puppeted sellout or token leadership that has caused more harm than good, always used against what they are fighting for and believe in, as far as peace and prosperity, equal represention on political representation and legislative matters, a Public Voice with zero retaliation vengeance by Utica/Rome/New Hartford and surrounding police agencies and City Hall administrations, public officials and governmental workforce agency's & any forms of abuses from the mental health system for example Senator Joe Griffo & Brindisi back to square one where it all started, get rid of and move all the Senior Adult Mental health patients programs jobs, training for them, just get rid of them all, move them to Syracuse, punish them all, Carter represents his people, these are his people the mentally ill, handicap disabled, if we get rid of Carter, he won't be able to expose what really happened and caused the Paul Bummalo triple murder five houses up the street on Whitesboro Street, the real West Utica not the lower Carrick Street Sodom & Gomorrah Sin City Sanctuary Bar(Carter was the first person to coin this phrase and now its used Nation Wide and heard World Wide, WIBX's bill keeler steals Carters coined termed phase and uses it pretending he's down with, or is protecting immigrants, Muslims, Black's, Native American Indians, David Michael Carter, the disabled, handicapped mentality challenge, lower income poor minorities, men women, and children of color, and anyone given excessive time or non white who ever was Wrongfully Convicted. WIBX's bill keeler is probably one of the fewest radio shows left in the country & probably Worldwide that uses a different tone of voice to any not listed above or prementioned, uses the hi, thank you so much valley girl white racist tone if your white Anglo Saxon European decent, with overwhelming support, promotional free business support and go fund me encouragement, but if you are Muslim for example: WIBX's bill keeler and it would be a cold day in hell, will not support knockout pizza, whether its a Pizza businesses, convieunce grocery store, or what ever, it does not matter, bill keelers racist WIBX will never support equally the same no one or all of the groups aforementioned who are not White Racist Anglo Saxon European Silver Spoon fed Ellis Island free pass on borrowed time, stolen land from true Native Indian turtle clan descendants such as David Michael Carter who passionately made it his mission and goal to protect and serve his county & people he represents who have been taken advantage of for too long, knowing that all men were never created equal witch is the furthest thing from the truth, it that was true what about Slavery, the KKK, Natzis, Germany, World War One, two and now maybe three Donald Duck Trump desperately wants with his walls of isolation, separation and racial segregation of the past, supported by the second biggest radio talkshow Host Rush Limbagh calling our Black President of the United States an arrogant son of a bitch with glen beck on a daily basis until Carter slapped such statements out of their coward mouth by exposing them World Wide using his free Obama Phone text message system, now millions of Carters non violent drug free followers are World Wide exposing their white racist undercover injustices that spread like a slow cancer, Gods wrath is becoming the new real time revenge of the people for the people, seeking its own injustice now World Wide all started but a Wrongful Conducted Native American Indian, who was brave to stand up to the criminal justice mental health system all by himself, now with a World Wide following seeking Justice as well. . Carter's World Wide Non Violent Army consist of Blacks, Muslims, Latino's, lower income poor minorities, the disabled mentally I'll handicap who have been stigmatized, blamed, and exploited by the WIBX Bill Keeler's in the World from upstate Herkimer, Marcy, New Hartford New York who has laughed in our faces, unsympathetically barred, discouraged, blocked, silenced, with ZERO black, Muslim, Native Indian, Latino callers since day one taking over their secret undercover radio format the exact time WIBX Jeff manasky lost his Sports Watch evening radio show due to poor ratings, sales promo's and listener ship. The same three callers, Bill, Bill and Denise. Check your new WIBX VIP PUFF Radio app, do your own research, play back all the show notes for yourself and you will find out that WIBX's self glorified white racist bill keeler & Jeff manasky signal handedly destroyed upstate

114 Utica/Rome New York the Mohawk Valley Central New York Oneida County, no longer called the voice of the people, because that title was giving to David Michael Carter, a non violent drug free Native American Indian Wrongfully Convicted with the largest multi million dollar Class Action Ongoing Retaliation Civil Rights Denial of Due Process Rights(see Rome Court Date October 25th, 2016 when one of the worst two lawyers Attorney Respante Executive Offices at the Hotal Utica right across the street from the Ocean Blue VIP favored restaurant and special interest loft apartments that was recently burglarized, vandalized and the top management had sex related charges that WIBX's bill keeler on air admitted several times as you check the show notes PARAPHRASED QUOTE- we don't want to report that-meaning when VIP STATUS white racist whitey does something wrong WIBX won't report it, or take someone else's credit, or twist the entire storyline and report it with its racist slant favoring their own kind, which was the exact reason WIBX's bill keeler refused to air the 13 public officials running for political legislative offices in Oneida County, the real reasons bill keeler slipped on air and covered up these truths because it would portray Utica in a negative light for for massive downtown hospital no transparency forced quick decision, spend the money quick, so the City of Utica, Rome Oneida County won't have to pay for Carter's lawsuit for Damage's the largest multi million dollar Civil Rights Racial Discrimination Class Action lawsuit in modern history of the United States from an American Native Indian, unless theres an out of court settlement. WIBX's keeler, manasky and WIBX, Judges, law enforcement, Public Officials, Business owners, and Cuomo are not allowing him to share his knowledge because they are above the law and continue to hide, silence, block, cover up, falsely rearrest, medicate, blacklist from all or most local,attorneys, intimidate, harass, provoke by using and telling his neighbors to cause Carter harm, for another incident Chief Mark Williams is allowing Carter to press charges and expose how his officers have been covering up Carter's complaints which lead to many of those 35 UPD officers to retire and were forced to resign last years record year from Nation Wide Investigations to come, Carter, who remained non violent and drug, is seeking an outside independent law firm, willing to move to Utica, upstate NY to honor his multi-million Ongoing Retaliation Wrongful Conviction with overwhelming evidence and key witnesses such as Chief Mark Williams of the Utica Police Department and what he has personally told Carter involving one of his close family members of his immediate family involving the mistreatment of patients and why the downtown quick decision, forced no transparency, all eggs in one basket, terrorist threat catastrophic event that would shut down the entire downtown business community district, especially with heightened alerts with massive congestion during the St. Patrick's day, Boilermaker, Saranac Event festivities, including the Downtown Auditorium Hockey takeover from the United States Veterans representing all people not just hockey fans but the other 99% who live in Utica that would never be able to afford one ticket or season ticket, which includes 99% of the entire population who their voice until Carter gave it back representing Veterans, Senior Citizens, the disabled mentally handicapped, Black's, Latinos, all minorities who were targeted, falsely arrested, given excessive time, with limited due process rights, list free Most are honest and are really to do their best. Billions of upstate dollars were lost, AMS, APAC pulls out, Moreland Commission Patient Abuse Coverup shutdown which backfired and was used against Governor Cuomo's Billions flooded upstate causing one of the largest upstate downstate political racist New York State divides in the history of the United States of America that lead to one of the biggest NYS Corruption Scheme to defraud the public monkey in the middle politics, Judge Popeo Judicial Commission 4 judge 6 attorney complaint slap on the wrist calling Black's country niggas, given excessive time targeting blacks, Muslims, minorities and the disabled, Nano technology Spy Chip plant in Marcy with several money fraud Investigations, with one black janitor from Cornhill, most all other jobs and training for Italians, Irish, Bosnians and imported refugees from favored non Arab Muslim countries only, all others need not apply, which includes 99% of everyone else: local Blacks, Latinos(tokens excluded), Native American Indians, the Wrongful Convicted & all those that have been targeted and given excessive time, no handicapped or older disabled mentally I'll Senior Adult former rehabilitated clients, they are throwaways from a unsympathetic system that only wants you dollars, lead by Senator Joe Griffo and Brindisi ship them to Syracuse legislation, so David Carter can't collect millions owed from all the abuses the criminal justice mental health system that exploited and continues to violate others as well under the radar Carter's been exposing,

115 Pronteau, Robert E From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 4:16 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Valesky, David Cc: Meier, Raymond; Picente, Anthony; Scholefield, Bob Subject: New Hospital - Request for Funding Application (RFA) Attachments: IMAGE.png For your information, on January 26th our response to the Request for Application for the $300 million for the new hospital was submitted to the NYS Department of Health via its electronic NYS Gateway System for grant applications and we have received confirmation of receipt. The actual due date was January 31st but it was our intention from onset to submit early. Our team working with our consultants did a very thorough job. The initial timeline established by the Department of Health indicated a commitment of February 28th for its review. I will continue to keep you updated and appreciate your ongoing support in our community and as you discuss with your various contacts in Albany. Regards, Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

116 Pronteau, Robert E From: Jennifer DePasquale Sent: Friday, January 27, 2017 2:44 PM To: info@theabrahamhouse.org; luannhorton-murad@uticacomets.com; wmurtaugh@ACRHealth.org; email@alsutica.org; jennifer.balog@heart.org; mallory.scheve@redcross.org; brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us; siobhan.woods@scouting.org; rudyd@cabvi.org; dcavanaugh@ccharityom.org; cassandrasheets@yahoo.com; mgalime@cityofutica.com; info@compassionutica.com; ce@ocgov.net; mbusa@familyadvocacycenter.org; rich.synek@feedourvets.org; jkumbalek4@gmail.com; office@gracechurchutica.org; timg@htcorp.net; dvitagliano@insighthouse.com; mayor@cityofutica.com; shellyc@mvrcr.org; aturner@mvcaa.com; gmorreale@oneidahealthcare.org; kevinmarken@onpointforcollege.org; secretary@oursaviourlutheranchurchutica.org; kwalters@psc-utica.com; jim.haid@uticamission.org; dwhite@samaritancentermv.com; griffo@nysenate.gov; rmmaciol@oneidacountysheriff.us; info@sitrin.com; jkraus@thestanley.org; arcpr@thearcolc.org; adicks@foundationhoc.org; mike@thegoodnewscenter.org; robert.myers@kelbermancenter.org; SandyS@neighborhoodctr.org; jeremy.earl@rootfarm.org; a.heath@uticazoo.org; ryan@thincubator.co; brendae@unitedwayvgu.org; geno.decondo@upstatecp.org; info@uticabikerescue.org; ebrando@uticacm.org; mark.cattalani@omh.ny.gov; dobrien@uticapubliclibrary.org; alansing@uticaschools.org; seghigian@wercmv.org; asavino@working-solutions.org; dstancato@ywcamv.org Cc: Zvia McCormick Subject: Invitation to RCIL Informational Session Attachments: image001.jpg; RCIL Informational Session Invite 2-15-17.docx Importance: High Hello! RCIL invites you to attend a Discussion, full details are below and attached. If you have already responded on attendance, thank you. If you are not able to attend and wish to send a representative, please let us know. Thank you! Please join RCIL for a discussion of the plans for the new Hospital and the opportunities it presents to address accessibility in downtown Utica.

117 Mohawk Valley Health System will present the plans for the Hospital. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m. RCIL Office 1607 Genesee Street Utica In the Community Room RSVP to Jennifer DePasquale, jdepasquale@rcil.com or Phone (315) 797-4642, ext. 2934 If an ASL Interpreter, Braille, listening device or other accommodation is needed, please specify when RSVPing. Jennifer DePasquale Assistant to the CEO RCIL 409 Columbia Street, P.O. Box 210 Utica, NY 13503-0210 Ph. (315)797-4642, Ext. 2934 Fax: (315) 797-4747 E-mail: jdepasquale@rcil.com www.rcil.com

118 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, January 20, 2017 6:49 AM To: MeierR@bsk.com Cc: sperra@mvhealthsystem.org; bscholef@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: Re: Attachments: image001.gif Ray, I was out of the office yesterday when this came in. Will review and sign this morning and get it right back to you. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Jan 19, 2017, at 4:32 PM, Meier, Raymond wrote: Tony---Signed MOU from city is attached. If you could sign and send back to me by email it will give us time to include it in the application package for the State. Call or e mail me if you have questions. Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 501 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501-1245 www.bsk.com This email is ONLY for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message.

119 Pronteau, Robert E From: Tracy Lloyd Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2017 12:14 PM To: 'Vanno, Philip A.'; Genovese, James Cc: Alfred J. Candido Jr. (acandido@ocgov.net) Subject: Media Advisory Attachments: Media Advisory Masonic MOU Announcement draft.docx Good morning – This media advisory went out this morning. The hospital team is primarily handling but we will be making calls as well. Please feel free to distribute as you see fit. Thank you. Tracy Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

120 Pronteau, Robert E From: Jennifer DePasquale Sent: Wednesday, January 18, 2017 10:45 AM To: info@theabrahamhouse.org; luannhorton-murad@uticacomets.com; wmurtaugh@ACRHealth.org; email@alsutica.org; jennifer.balog@heart.org; mallory.scheve@redcross.org; brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us; siobhan.woods@scouting.org; rudyd@cabvi.org; dcavanaugh@ccharity.org; cassandrasheets@yahoo.com; mgalime@cityofutica.com; info@compassionutica.com; ce@ocgov.net; info@familyadvocacycenter.org; rich.synek@feedourvets.org; jkumbalek4@gmail.com; office@gracechurchutica.org; timg@htcorp.net; dvitagliano@insighthouse.com; mayor@cityofutica.com; shellyc@mvrcr.org; aturner@mvcaa.com; gmorreale@oneidahealthcare.org; kevinmarken@onpointforcollege.org; secretary@oursaviourlutheranchurchutica.org; kwalters@psc-utica.com; jim.haid@uticamission.org; dwhite@samartiancentermv.com; griffo@nysenate.gov; rmmaciol@oneidacountysheriff.us; info@sitrin.com; jkraus@thestanley.org; arcpr@thearcolc.org; adicks@foundationhoc.org; mike@thegoodnewscenter.org; robert.myers@kelbermancenter.org; SandyS@neighborhoodctr.org; jeremy.earl@rootfarm.org; a.heath@uticazoo.org; ryan@thinkcubator.co; brendae@unitedwayvgu.org; geno.decondo@upstatecp.org; info@uticabikerescue.org; ebrando@uticacm.org; mark.cattalani@omh.ny.gov; dobrien@uticapubliclibrary.org; alansing@uticaschools.org; seghigian@wercmv.org; asavino@working-solutions.org; dstancato@ywcamv.org Cc: Zvia McCormick Subject: Invitation from RCIL for Information Session Attachments: image002.jpg; RCIL Informational Session Invite 2-15-17.docx Importance: High Hello! RCIL invites you to attend a Discussion, full details are below and attached. Please join RCIL for a discussion of the plans for the new Hospital and the opportunities it presents to address accessibility in downtown Utica.

121 Mohawk Valley Health System will present the plans for the Hospital. Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:30-3:30 p.m. RCIL Office 1607 Genesee Street Utica In the Community Room RSVP to Jennifer DePasquale, jdepasquale@rcil.com or Phone (315) 797-4642, ext. 2934 If an ASL Interpreter, Braille, listening device or other accommodation is needed, please specify when RSVPing. Jennifer DePasquale Assistant to the CEO RCIL 409 Columbia Street, P.O. Box 210 Utica, NY 13503-0210 Ph. (315)797-4642, Ext. 2934 Fax: (315) 797-4747 E-mail: jdepasquale@rcil.com www.rcil.com

122 Pronteau, Robert E From: Tracy Lloyd Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:50 PM To: 'Vanno, Philip A.' Cc: Candido, Alfred; Joshua Poupore; Genovese, James Subject: RE: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Ok great – thanks for getting back to us. Good luck on the water main!! Tracy From: Vanno, Philip A. [mailto:pvanno@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:47 PM To: Tracy Lloyd Cc: Candido, Alfred; Joshua Poupore; Genovese, James Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Sorry for the delay Tracy, we've been dealing with a water main break here most of the day. This quote from Tony is fine. Go ahead. Phil Sent from my iPhone On Jan 13, 2017, at 2:29 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Ok great, thank you. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:08 PM To: Tracy Lloyd Cc: Joshua Poupore; Vanno, Philip A.; Genovese, James Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Tracy , Yes, he will be there. Sure we'll be glad to have a quote. I'll hand this off to Phil for this and I'm copying James also from our office. Thanks Al Sent from my iPhone

123 On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:58 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Hi Al – In relation to our recent discussion about the MOU signing between MMRL and MVHS on January 20th, we are putting together a press release to be issued that day. While we are certainly hoping that the County Executive is able to attend the event, we were also hoping that he could give us a quote for the press release. We are trying to add quotes from our local officials including Brindisi, Griffo and Palmieri. Below is merely a suggestion to start you off. Please feel free to add, delete or create an entirely different one!!! We are trying to have the release finalized by the end of business next Tuesday. If your communications folks have any questions, please feel free to have them give me a call anytime, or Josh Poupore from Corning Place Communications, our communications arm here at Hinman. Josh is the point person working on this event for the Laboratory. DRAFT QUOTE FROM COUNTY EXEC PICENTE: “As one of the largest employers in our county in MVHS and one of the truly hidden gems of our area in MMRL, this partnership is bringing together some of the best minds to collaborate in ways that have never happened before,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “This is a truly exciting opportunity for the staffs of both organizations and the entire region.” Also, you should be receiving a joint email invitation from MMRL and MVHS later today if you haven’t already. All other details for the event will be in the invite. Thanks Al. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the

124 intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

125 Pronteau, Robert E From: pvanno@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2017 3:47 PM To: tlloyd@hinmanstraub.com Cc: acandido@ocgov.net; jpoupore@corningplace.com; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Sorry for the delay Tracy, we've been dealing with a water main break here most of the day. This quote from Tony is fine. Go ahead. Phil Sent from my iPhone On Jan 13, 2017, at 2:29 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Ok great, thank you. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:08 PM To: Tracy Lloyd Cc: Joshua Poupore; Vanno, Philip A.; Genovese, James Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Tracy , Yes, he will be there. Sure we'll be glad to have a quote. I'll hand this off to Phil for this and I'm copying James also from our office. Thanks Al Sent from my iPhone On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:58 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Hi Al – In relation to our recent discussion about the MOU signing between MMRL and MVHS on January 20th, we are putting together a press release to be issued that day. While we are certainly hoping that the County Executive is able to attend the event, we were also hoping that he could give us a quote for the press release. We are trying to add quotes from our local officials including Brindisi, Griffo and Palmieri.

126 Below is merely a suggestion to start you off. Please feel free to add, delete or create an entirely different one!!! We are trying to have the release finalized by the end of business next Tuesday. If your communications folks have any questions, please feel free to have them give me a call anytime, or Josh Poupore from Corning Place Communications, our communications arm here at Hinman. Josh is the point person working on this event for the Laboratory. DRAFT QUOTE FROM COUNTY EXEC PICENTE: “As one of the largest employers in our county in MVHS and one of the truly hidden gems of our area in MMRL, this partnership is bringing together some of the best minds to collaborate in ways that have never happened before,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “This is a truly exciting opportunity for the staffs of both organizations and the entire region.” Also, you should be receiving a joint email invitation from MMRL and MVHS later today if you haven’t already. All other details for the event will be in the invite. Thanks Al. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

127 Pronteau, Robert E From: Tracy Lloyd Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:30 PM To: 'Candido, Alfred' Cc: Joshua Poupore; Vanno, Philip A.; Genovese, James Subject: RE: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Ok great, thank you. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:08 PM To: Tracy Lloyd Cc: Joshua Poupore; Vanno, Philip A.; Genovese, James Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Tracy , Yes, he will be there. Sure we'll be glad to have a quote. I'll hand this off to Phil for this and I'm copying James also from our office. Thanks Al Sent from my iPhone On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:58 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Hi Al – In relation to our recent discussion about the MOU signing between MMRL and MVHS on January 20th, we are putting together a press release to be issued that day. While we are certainly hoping that the County Executive is able to attend the event, we were also hoping that he could give us a quote for the press release. We are trying to add quotes from our local officials including Brindisi, Griffo and Palmieri. Below is merely a suggestion to start you off. Please feel free to add, delete or create an entirely different one!!! We are trying to have the release finalized by the end of business next Tuesday. If your communications folks have any questions, please feel free to have them give me a call anytime, or Josh Poupore from Corning Place Communications, our communications arm here at Hinman. Josh is the point person working on this event for the Laboratory. DRAFT QUOTE FROM COUNTY EXEC PICENTE: “As one of the largest employers in our county in MVHS and one of the truly hidden

128 gems of our area in MMRL, this partnership is bringing together some of the best minds to collaborate in ways that have never happened before,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “This is a truly exciting opportunity for the staffs of both organizations and the entire region.” Also, you should be receiving a joint email invitation from MMRL and MVHS later today if you haven’t already. All other details for the event will be in the invite. Thanks Al. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

129 Pronteau, Robert E From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 2:08 PM To: tlloyd@hinmanstraub.com Cc: jpoupore@corningplace.com; pvanno@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: Re: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Tracy , Yes, he will be there. Sure we'll be glad to have a quote. I'll hand this off to Phil for this and I'm copying James also from our office. Thanks Al Sent from my iPhone On Jan 13, 2017, at 1:58 PM, Tracy Lloyd wrote: Hi Al – In relation to our recent discussion about the MOU signing between MMRL and MVHS on January 20th, we are putting together a press release to be issued that day. While we are certainly hoping that the County Executive is able to attend the event, we were also hoping that he could give us a quote for the press release. We are trying to add quotes from our local officials including Brindisi, Griffo and Palmieri. Below is merely a suggestion to start you off. Please feel free to add, delete or create an entirely different one!!! We are trying to have the release finalized by the end of business next Tuesday. If your communications folks have any questions, please feel free to have them give me a call anytime, or Josh Poupore from Corning Place Communications, our communications arm here at Hinman. Josh is the point person working on this event for the Laboratory. DRAFT QUOTE FROM COUNTY EXEC PICENTE: “As one of the largest employers in our county in MVHS and one of the truly hidden gems of our area in MMRL, this partnership is bringing together some of the best minds to collaborate in ways that have never happened before,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “This is a truly exciting opportunity for the staffs of both organizations and the entire region.” Also, you should be receiving a joint email invitation from MMRL and MVHS later today if you haven’t already. All other details for the event will be in the invite. Thanks Al. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions.

130 Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

131 Pronteau, Robert E From: Tracy Lloyd Sent: Friday, January 13, 2017 1:58 PM To: Alfred J. Candido Jr. (acandido@ocgov.net) Cc: Joshua Poupore Subject: MOU Signing Between MMRL and MVHS Hi Al – In relation to our recent discussion about the MOU signing between MMRL and MVHS on January 20th, we are putting together a press release to be issued that day. While we are certainly hoping that the County Executive is able to attend the event, we were also hoping that he could give us a quote for the press release. We are trying to add quotes from our local officials including Brindisi, Griffo and Palmieri. Below is merely a suggestion to start you off. Please feel free to add, delete or create an entirely different one!!! We are trying to have the release finalized by the end of business next Tuesday. If your communications folks have any questions, please feel free to have them give me a call anytime, or Josh Poupore from Corning Place Communications, our communications arm here at Hinman. Josh is the point person working on this event for the Laboratory. DRAFT QUOTE FROM COUNTY EXEC PICENTE: “As one of the largest employers in our county in MVHS and one of the truly hidden gems of our area in MMRL, this partnership is bringing together some of the best minds to collaborate in ways that have never happened before,” said Oneida County Executive Anthony J. Picente, Jr. “This is a truly exciting opportunity for the staffs of both organizations and the entire region.” Also, you should be receiving a joint email invitation from MMRL and MVHS later today if you haven’t already. All other details for the event will be in the invite. Thanks Al. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions. Attention: This e-mail is privileged and confidential. If you are not the intended recipient please delete the message and notify the sender. Any views or opinions presented are solely those of the author.

132 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 2:09 PM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS Attachments: image001.gif Tony—Did you talk to Palmieri. He is beating this to death and now says through Sunny he will let me know if he needs changes by Thursday. Scott getting nervous. Good thing his office is on the first floor. Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 501 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501-1245 www.bsk.com This email is ONLY for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message.

133 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 4:34 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: RSVP for New Hospital Community Forum Attachments: IMAGE.png; IMAGE.png Thank you -see you then. >>> "Picente, Anthony" 1/9/2017 4:30 PM >>> Deb, I will be attending the evening session. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 2:50 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony; cgreco@cityofutica.com Cc: Carroll, Amanda; Keblish,Margaret; Gigliotti, Erin; cmanion@paigegroup.com Subject: RSVP for New Hospital Community Forum It may be helpful for you to see the RSVP list attached. While community members may or may not RSVP we have a nice size group for the afternoon session and smaller group for evening. We are prepared to host up to 150 people per session. We have invited the media to attend. If they want to do interviews prior to the event we will set those up in the foyer adjacent to the ballroom at the Radisson. The Paige Group will be videotaping Scott's presentation and we will make that available on our MVHS website after the event. Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Debbie

134 Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You! CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

135 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 4:30 PM To: daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org; brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; griffo@nysenate.gov; Mayor@cityofutica.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; MKEBLISH@mvhealthsystem.org; EGIGLIOT@mvhealthsystem.org; cmanion@paigegroup.com Subject: RE: RSVP for New Hospital Community Forum Attachments: image001.png; image002.png Deb, I will be attending the evening session. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 2:50 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony; cgreco@cityofutica.com Cc: Carroll, Amanda; Keblish,Margaret; Gigliotti, Erin; cmanion@paigegroup.com Subject: RSVP for New Hospital Community Forum It may be helpful for you to see the RSVP list attached. While community members may or may not RSVP we have a nice size group for the afternoon session and smaller group for evening. We are prepared to host up to 150 people per session. We have invited the media to attend. If they want to do interviews prior to the event we will set those up in the foyer adjacent to the ballroom at the Radisson.

136 The Paige Group will be videotaping Scott's presentation and we will make that available on our MVHS website after the event. Let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

137 Pronteau, Robert E From: cmanion@paigegroup.com Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:38 PM To: Genovese, James Cc: allison@paigegroup.com Subject: Re: MVHS Event Thank you! From: "Genovese, James" Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:38 PM To: "Cat Manion" Cc: "allison@paigegroup.com" Subject: Re: MVHS Event Tony plans to be at the 5-8 session (at least for some time). Chris Henry is from our office. He will be at both sessions. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 9, 2017, at 12:30 PM, Cat Manion wrote: James, Will anyone fem your office be attending tomorrow? Cat Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

138 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:38 PM To: cmanion@paigegroup.com Cc: allison@paigegroup.com Subject: Re: MVHS Event Tony plans to be at the 5-8 session (at least for some time). Chris Henry is from our office. He will be at both sessions. Sent from my iPhone On Jan 9, 2017, at 12:30 PM, Cat Manion wrote: James, Will anyone fem your office be attending tomorrow? Cat Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

139 Pronteau, Robert E From: Cat Manion Sent: Monday, January 09, 2017 12:30 PM To: James Genovese Cc: allison@paigegroup.com Subject: MVHS Event Importance: High James, Will anyone fem your office be attending tomorrow? Cat Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

140 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Sunday, January 08, 2017 12:56 PM To: DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Amanda Carroll; Bob Scholefield; Keblish,Margaret; Scott Perra; Connolly Dave Subject: Community Forum for New Hospital and Announcement of Architects and Construction Firms Attachments: IMAGE.png; Downtown Property Architectural and Construction Firms Selected DRAFT 1 8 17 .docx; MVHS_Invite_Community Input Event_2016 FINAL.docx The Community Forum with a presentation about the new hospital project is this week, Tuesday, January 10 at the Radisson. There are two sessions, 1pm and 4pm. We recognize you may be unable to attend but please let me know if you will be sending someone from your offices. We do have some RSVPS for each session and I will send those to you late tomorrow afternoon as an FYI. I've also attached a draft of the press release we will be sending out tomorrow afternoon at 2pm about the selection of the architectural and construction firms for the project. Members from each firm will be in attendance at the forums. If you need additional information or have questions please let me know. Thank you again for all your work on this incredible project. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

141 Pronteau, Robert E From: Joseph R. Paxhia Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 6:48 PM To: ce@ocgov.net Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital I am not sure if this has ever been brought up but if you look at the major hospitals in Syracuse, you notice that St Joe's is located in a "not real bad" residential area with a few businesses not too far away. On the other hand, Crouse, Upstate, and the VA hospitals are located in a close proximity to one another such as Faxton, St Lukes, St Es and Slocum and........... amidst them, is Utica College whereas in Syracuse it's SU amidst the major conglomeration of hospitals. So we have a fine educational institution near a group of fine hospitals in Syracuse and our local politicians seem to be forcing us with, perhaps, a fine hospital near high traffic highways, railroad tracks, the Aud (which could be a traffic and noise problem), the transfer station on Leyland, perhaps a sports center as I have heard rumors about, and other similar such places. All of this is not to mention the inconvenience that this will cause for Utica College nursing students. I don't understand where their heads are at and I don't understand why a FEW SELECTED PERSONS have decided this. You are basically "ramming" down ours throats as is often typical of politicians and "big shots". Everyone I have talked to is against a downtown hospital and, actually, everyone (again) has said 'what's wrong with building on the St Lukes property'. I agree and if it's not big enough, I would think they could purchase a little surrounding property just like the city is planning on doing downtown. I just think the downtown location is a TERRIBLE idea and now you are even talking about privatizing the parking which means patrons will have to pay for parking - undoubtedly a very high fee. Also, I believe that this whole downtown concept has basically BEEN FORCED upon the citizens of this community. Once again, it's a matter of what the politicians and/or the very wealthy want and the h.... with the ordinary people. I know for one, if I have a need for non-life threatening medical care, I will certainly consider going to Syracuse or somewhere where the facility I go to will be better. Joseph R Paxhia (Joe) jrpaxhia@yahoo.com

142 Pronteau, Robert E From: jscoones@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 10:03 AM To: jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Downtown hospital proposal From: Halina Lotyczewski [mailto:hlotyczewski@gmail.com] Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:56 PM To: County Executive Subject: Downtown hospital proposal Good Evening County Executive Picente, I read an article in the Observer Dispatch yesterday that Mohawk Valley Health System was hosting a community forum in both the afternoon and evening of January 10th. I thought it possible that you would be in attendance to also listen to feedback of community members. I am regrettably unable to attend either forum, although I have been waiting for an opportunity to share my thoughts. I would like to do so with you in this email, as I have many lingering, unanswered questions about the viability of the proposed downtown plan. My two primary areas of concern are below: 1. I have read that hospital administration and government officials, including yourself, have indicated that a move downtown would create social and residential vibrancy and economic vitality to the neighborhood. I respectfully disagree with that notion. As a resident of the city of Utica with possible interest in a downtown move, having a sprawling hospital campus as part of the neighborhood dissuades me from doing so. A hospital campus would detract from a vibrant downtown feel and would be excessively noisy and congested, particularly given that Utica's downtown is so small. The successful revitalization of areas like Bagg's Square, Franklin Square, and Bank Place - by entrepreneurs - is more consistent with my definition of a vibrant city with residential appeal (and some of the reasons I am thrilled to have chosen to move here). Could efforts not be made to spur economic development of this nature to the proposed site? Likewise, part of what makes Utica "cool" is its historic buildings. By razing them to build a hospital campus, the historic identity of Utica would be irrevocably stripped. Too many buildings in downtown have already suffered this fate over the years. Preservation is what makes a city appealing to its residents and visitors. For evidence, I point to the Landmarc building. The structure was saved from demolition and now serves as a mixed-use facility that illustrates the very notion of urban "cool" to which I referred above. Further, I am concerned that removing both preexisting and prospective businesses in the proposed site would harm Utica's existing and future tax base. Given my understanding that the hospital would claim tax-exempt status, this doesn't seem to make sound, long-term economic sense. 2. I understand that $300M in state funding for the hospital has been promised, provided that new buildings are erected. Given that the proposed move would exceed that amount by hundreds of millions of dollars, from where would the additional money be generated? Given MVHS's annual operational losses in the millions, is there some other revenue stream that would not affect tax payers? Bear in mind that the annual median household income for Oneida County is significantly lower than the national average, and residents are financially unable to accommodate further tax burdens. With regard to new construction, would the preexisting space available at the St. Luke's campus not be a more viable alternative for a new or expanded facility? Would it not also provide more assurance with responsibly limiting the costs to the $300M which has already been

143 procured? Existing road infrastructure is there as well, and the site would not have to undergo the costly expense of relocation to an area that is not yet part of MVHS's land assets. Additionally, the existing St. Luke's campus would presumably have even more room to expand in the future, even beyond the immediate addition, unlike the landlocked downtown neighborhood. I am grateful for the opportunity to articulate my concerns, albeit not in person at the forum. Access to quality, cost-effective healthcare is certainly part of what makes a city desirable. However, it seems this could be better achieved without moving the hospital downtown. Respectfully Submitted, Halina Lotyczewski

144 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Friday, January 06, 2017 7:46 AM To: Picente, Anthony; griffo@nysenate.gov; abrindisi119@gmail.com; mayor@cityofutica.com Subject: FW: Meeting opportunity Good Morning, Regarding Brett’s correspondence below, my reach-out to him is part of our efforts to manage expectations regarding next Tuesday’s community meeting. I have since followed up with him and Jim Brock. There are a few important themes that are emerging from our outreach efforts with these and other community members, and I would like the opportunity to brief you all. A short meeting in person would be best, if your schedules allow. I will contact your offices to see what might be arranged. Best Regards, Nancy Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, New York 13502 Office: +1.315.733.2313 Mobile: +1.315.527.2213 www.paigegroup.com From: Brett Truett Date: Thursday, January 5, 2017 at 12:35 PM To: Nancy Pattarini , "brock_jim@nvlmail.com" Cc: "citationgraphics@aol.com" , "beckhop69@yahoo.com" , "jminorhansen@yahoo.com" , "mgalime@yahoo.com" , "jjacon@cityofutica.com" , "mayor@cityofutica.com" , "Picente, Anthony" , "griffo@nysenate.gov" , "abrindisi119@gmail.com" Subject: Re: Meeting opportunity Nancy, et al., Thank you for reaching out. Hoping your holidays were a success, all good on my end! Unfortunately any meeting(s) regarding the design and implementation of a Downtown Utica Hospital are of zero interest to me. My time, energy, and treasury will be used in exposing truths as I find and see them, and forthcoming legal battle(s) over any effort to take private property and bulldoze the targeted neighborhood. It's regrettable that it has come to this. Sad too, that you and I are on different sides, however this where our politicians seem to have taken us. Our area's leadership has always been weak and results very significantly sub-par. Perhaps wonderful people, but just look around the entire valley, our cities. Well, their hospital concept (for many-many reasons) has become my line in the sand. Perhaps one plus, your firm may no doubt gain statewide (even national?) media attention! No such thing as bad PR, right?

145 Lastly, why not compact urgent care downtown, and place funding at Faxton and St. Luke's? Let a growing, authentic, and historical Downtown Utica keep developing- developing into competition for the suburbs... Utica's gaining traction AND exactly what I was investing towards in Bagg's Square - NOT an inner-city hospital within a poor city! Sincerely, Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown www.NoHospitalDowntown.com PS- If time allows, please have a careful viewing of Spencer Tracy's old film, "Bad Day at Black Rock"... seems sadly too fitting to Utica. From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:59 AM To: Brett Truett; Jim Brock Subject: Meeting opportunity Hello Brett and Jim, Hope you both were able to enjoy some holiday vacation time. I am hoping to speak with you about the upcoming MVHS community meeting, and the opportunity to also have your own meeting with the hospital given your specific agenda. Would you have time for a call today, or perhaps a quick meeting somewhere? Best, Nancy Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, New York 13502 Office: +1.315.733.2313 Mobile: +1.315.527.2213 www.paigegroup.com

146 Pronteau, Robert E From: Halina Lotyczewski Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 8:56 PM To: ce@ocgov.net Subject: Downtown hospital proposal Good Evening County Executive Picente, I read an article in the Observer Dispatch yesterday that Mohawk Valley Health System was hosting a community forum in both the afternoon and evening of January 10th. I thought it possible that you would be in attendance to also listen to feedback of community members. I am regrettably unable to attend either forum, although I have been waiting for an opportunity to share my thoughts. I would like to do so with you in this email, as I have many lingering, unanswered questions about the viability of the proposed downtown plan. My two primary areas of concern are below: 1. I have read that hospital administration and government officials, including yourself, have indicated that a move downtown would create social and residential vibrancy and economic vitality to the neighborhood. I respectfully disagree with that notion. As a resident of the city of Utica with possible interest in a downtown move, having a sprawling hospital campus as part of the neighborhood dissuades me from doing so. A hospital campus would detract from a vibrant downtown feel and would be excessively noisy and congested, particularly given that Utica's downtown is so small. The successful revitalization of areas like Bagg's Square, Franklin Square, and Bank Place - by entrepreneurs - is more consistent with my definition of a vibrant city with residential appeal (and some of the reasons I am thrilled to have chosen to move here). Could efforts not be made to spur economic development of this nature to the proposed site? Likewise, part of what makes Utica "cool" is its historic buildings. By razing them to build a hospital campus, the historic identity of Utica would be irrevocably stripped. Too many buildings in downtown have already suffered this fate over the years. Preservation is what makes a city appealing to its residents and visitors. For evidence, I point to the Landmarc building. The structure was saved from demolition and now serves as a mixed-use facility that illustrates the very notion of urban "cool" to which I referred above. Further, I am concerned that removing both preexisting and prospective businesses in the proposed site would harm Utica's existing and future tax base. Given my understanding that the hospital would claim tax-exempt status, this doesn't seem to make sound, long-term economic sense. 2. I understand that $300M in state funding for the hospital has been promised, provided that new buildings are erected. Given that the proposed move would exceed that amount by hundreds of millions of dollars, from where would the additional money be generated? Given MVHS's annual operational losses in the millions, is there some other revenue stream that would not affect tax payers? Bear in mind that the annual median household income for Oneida County is significantly lower than the national average, and residents are financially unable to accommodate further tax burdens. With regard to new construction, would the preexisting space available at the St. Luke's campus not be a more viable alternative for a new or expanded facility? Would it not also provide more assurance with responsibly limiting the costs to the $300M which has already been procured? Existing road infrastructure is there as well, and the site would not have to undergo the costly expense of relocation to an area that is not yet part of MVHS's land assets. Additionally, the existing St. Luke's campus would presumably have even more room to expand in the future, even beyond the immediate addition, unlike the landlocked downtown neighborhood. I am grateful for the opportunity to articulate my concerns, albeit not in person at the forum. Access to quality,

147 cost-effective healthcare is certainly part of what makes a city desirable. However, it seems this could be better achieved without moving the hospital downtown. Respectfully Submitted, Halina Lotyczewski

148 Pronteau, Robert E From: Brett Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2017 12:35 PM To: Nancy Pattarini; Jim Brock Cc: Joe Cerini; Donna Beckett; Jonathan Hansen Brock; Mike Galime; John Jacon; Robert M Palmieri; Anthony J Picente Jr; Joseph A Griffo; Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: Meeting opportunity Nancy, et al., Thank you for reaching out. Hoping your holidays were a success, all good on my end! Unfortunately any meeting(s) regarding the design and implementation of a Downtown Utica Hospital are of zero interest to me. My time, energy, and treasury will be used in exposing truths as I find and see them, and forthcoming legal battle(s) over any effort to take private property and bulldoze the targeted neighborhood. It's regrettable that it has come to this. Sad too, that you and I are on different sides, however this where our politicians seem to have taken us. Our area's leadership has always been weak and results very significantly sub-par. Perhaps wonderful people, but just look around the entire valley, our cities. Well, their hospital concept (for many-many reasons) has become my line in the sand. Perhaps one plus, your firm may no doubt gain statewide (even national?) media attention! No such thing as bad PR, right? Lastly, why not compact urgent care downtown, and place funding at Faxton and St. Luke's? Let a growing, authentic, and historical Downtown Utica keep developing- developing into competition for the suburbs... Utica's gaining traction AND exactly what I was investing towards in Bagg's Square - NOT an inner-city hospital within a poor city! Sincerely, Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown www.NoHospitalDowntown.com PS- If time allows, please have a careful viewing of Spencer Tracy's old film, "Bad Day at Black Rock"... seems sadly too fitting to Utica. From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Thursday, January 5, 2017 9:59 AM

149 To: Brett Truett; Jim Brock Subject: Meeting opportunity Hello Brett and Jim, Hope you both were able to enjoy some holiday vacation time. I am hoping to speak with you about the upcoming MVHS community meeting, and the opportunity to also have your own meeting with the hospital given your specific agenda. Would you have time for a call today, or perhaps a quick meeting somewhere? Best, Nancy Nancy Pattarini President & CEO The Paige Group 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, New York 13502 Office: +1.315.733.2313 Mobile: +1.315.527.2213 www.paigegroup.com

150 Pronteau, Robert E From: Cat Manion Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2017 1:36 PM To: "Genovese, James" Cc: pvanno@ocgov.net Subject: Re: Public Forum Attachments: MVHS_Invite_Community Input Event_2017.pdf; MVHS_Community Input Event_ 1.3.17.pdf Happy New Year, James! Welcome, Phil (AKA “That OD Guy”)! There will be two sessions of the forum on Jan. 10 at the Radisson (1-4p and 5-8p). I’ve attached two documents that include additional information about the event: 1. Invitation that was sent to key stakeholders (including minority/majority analysts). Please feel free to share this with anyone else that you may want to attend or be informed. Phyllis is already planning on being there. 2. News release that was distributed yesterday The format of the event will include: 1. An hour of presentation from Scott Perra with a brief Q&A. Any unanswered questions will be addressed via the MVHS website. 2. The remaining time will be used as a working session for attendees to develop guiding principles. Guiding principles describe the community's beliefs and philosophy regarding what a new hospital facility and integrated healthcare campus in the downtown location should strive to achieve (healthy and safety, wellness programs, aesthetics, etc.). The final version of these principles will be provided to the project steering committee for consideration as the project progresses. Last we spoke Amanda was out so you were going to see if either the County Exec or Al were able to make it (they both had conflicts on their calendars but you weren’t sure). Do you want me to follow up with her directly? Whomever is able to attend would only need to stay for the first part. We don’t have a speaking role for any elected officials, but having a presence would be nice to show support/involvement. I think that about covers it. Let me know if I missed anything. Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901 From: , James Genovese Date: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 11:35 AM To: Microsoft Office User Cc: "pvanno@ocgov.net" Subject: Public Forum Hi Cat,

151 I wanted to reach out to you to get an update on the public forum. Is there an agenda, details and time and all that jazz? Any accompanying documents that can help educate me so I can educate the County Exec? I’m CCin Phil Vanno and I know you may be thinking “Hey, that’s the guy from the OD” but rest assured he isn’t anymore. He is now working in the County Executive Office. We are progressing through a change in roles and as the new Assistant, Phil will begin handling press and public relations and communications while I move more into the meat of the initatives and projects (so you’re not done with me yet). Any info would be appreciated. Also, Amanda has no invite or calendar information on the forum. Thanks JG

152 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:32 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: SYRNY1-#2811112-v1A-County_City_MVHS.docx Attachments: image001.png County Executive Picente, I’ll be sure to share this with the Mayor ASAP. Happy New Year. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:30 PM To: Mayor Subject: FW: SYRNY1-#2811112-v1A-County_City_MVHS.docx Importance: High Rob, Ray Meier is representing MVHS and has put together this MOU. As you can see from his message they would like to nail this down as soon as possible. Please call if you have any questions. If needed Ray will meet with you or both of us and Steve if necessary. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800

153 From: Meier, Raymond [mailto:MeierR@bsk.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 3:25 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: SYRNY1-#2811112-v1A-County_City_MVHS.docx Tony---Scott Perra asked me to prepare the attached draft MOU between City, County, and MVHS. It basically covers parking but also a few other odds and ends: some assistance from city and county planning etc. Could you look it over, and if OK with you, send to Mayor Palmieri for review. Let me emphasize that this is not legally binding and only is a memorandum of what you and Rob would be willing to proposed to your respective governing bodies. We need to have this nailed down within the next few days, as Scott would like to finalize and submit the application by January 14 at latest. Please tell Rob I would be more than willing to come over with either Scott or Bob Scholfield to discuss. Ray

154 Pronteau, Robert E From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:14 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: General Meeting Agenda for 12-28-2016 Attachments: image001.png I know. They will approve it at their January 11 meeting. The Chairman wanted it to go through the committee process and not waive that to rush it for tomorrow. It will be in Communications and Ed Welsh will hold a meeting probably next week. Sent from my iPad On Dec 27, 2016, at 9:01 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: $250,000 contract with EDGE for MVHS is not on agenda? From: DelPiano, Cynthia A. [mailto:cdelpiano@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:59 AM To: Balutis, Gerald; Bauer, Matthew; Bell, Edward; Billard, Mike; Fahy-Box, Colleen; Broccoli, Marty; Brown, Sheryl; Cardone, Carolanne A.; Calhoun, Claudia; Candido, Alfred; Carroll, Amanda; Carvelli, Anthony; Carvelli, Anthony; Clive, Laura; Cortese, Amanda; Damas, Betsy; Davis, Dennis; DelPiano, Cynthia A.; DePerno, Sandy; Devan, Steve; Steven DiMeo; Dumka, Cathy; DUROSS, FRANK; Engesser, Sue; Engle, Tom; Flint, Kimberly; Furno, Frank; Genovese, James; Giruzzi, Tom; Gloria Karol; Green, Kevin M.; Grimaldi, Rose; Hartman, Anne; HEINTZ, JILL; Ingalls, Judy; Johnson, Joseph; Kahl, Scott P.; Karp, Jordan S.; Keeler, Tom; Kent, John; Laramie, Mark; LEWIS, KEVIN; Lombard, Jennifer; Maciol, Robert M.; Mathis, David; Pendergast, Maureen; McNamara, Scott; Merchant, Mary Ellen; Messa, Genny; Nebush, Frank; Sprague, Nicole; Noble, Dawn; Shawna Papale; Pejcic, Sandra; Phillips, Marques; Ellis, Phyllis D.; Picente, Anthony; Polise, Morgan; Public Defender - Civil; Public Defender - Criminal; Rayhill, Peter M.; Revere, Kevin; Riesterer, Nichole; O'Brien, Robin; Romano, Michael; Rood, Cassondra; Scoones, Jennifer R.; Goding, Sue M.; Smith, Judi A.; Soldato, Lucille; SQUIRES, TOM; Stark, Russell; Swenszkowski, Rob S.; Talerico, John P; Testa, Mello; Timpano, Joe; Stokes, Todd; Tomidy, David; VanWagoner, Randall; Venettozzi, Regina; Weigand, Tom; Yozzo, Pietra Subject: General Meeting Agenda for 12-28-2016 Importance: High Please find attached the General Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, December 28th at 2:00PM. Thanks, Cindy Cindy DelPiano Deputy Clerk of the Board Oneida County Board Of Legislators 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 (315)798-5900 (315)798-5924 cdelpiano@ocgov.net

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156 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 9:01 AM To: 'Candido, Alfred' Subject: FW: General Meeting Agenda for 12-28-2016 Attachments: image001.png; General Meeting Agenda 12-28-16.docx Importance: High $250,000 contract with EDGE for MVHS is not on agenda? From: DelPiano, Cynthia A. [mailto:cdelpiano@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:59 AM To: Balutis, Gerald; Bauer, Matthew; Bell, Edward; Billard, Mike; Fahy-Box, Colleen; Broccoli, Marty; Brown, Sheryl; Cardone, Carolanne A.; Calhoun, Claudia; Candido, Alfred; Carroll, Amanda; Carvelli, Anthony; Carvelli, Anthony; Clive, Laura; Cortese, Amanda; Damas, Betsy; Davis, Dennis; DelPiano, Cynthia A.; DePerno, Sandy; Devan, Steve; Steven DiMeo; Dumka, Cathy; DUROSS, FRANK; Engesser, Sue; Engle, Tom; Flint, Kimberly; Furno, Frank; Genovese, James; Giruzzi, Tom; Gloria Karol; Green, Kevin M.; Grimaldi, Rose; Hartman, Anne; HEINTZ, JILL; Ingalls, Judy; Johnson, Joseph; Kahl, Scott P.; Karp, Jordan S.; Keeler, Tom; Kent, John; Laramie, Mark; LEWIS, KEVIN; Lombard, Jennifer; Maciol, Robert M.; Mathis, David; Pendergast, Maureen; McNamara, Scott; Merchant, Mary Ellen; Messa, Genny; Nebush, Frank; Sprague, Nicole; Noble, Dawn; Shawna Papale; Pejcic, Sandra; Phillips, Marques; Ellis, Phyllis D.; Picente, Anthony; Polise, Morgan; Public Defender - Civil; Public Defender - Criminal; Rayhill, Peter M.; Revere, Kevin; Riesterer, Nichole; O'Brien, Robin; Romano, Michael; Rood, Cassondra; Scoones, Jennifer R.; Goding, Sue M.; Smith, Judi A.; Soldato, Lucille; SQUIRES, TOM; Stark, Russell; Swenszkowski, Rob S.; Talerico, John P; Testa, Mello; Timpano, Joe; Stokes, Todd; Tomidy, David; VanWagoner, Randall; Venettozzi, Regina; Weigand, Tom; Yozzo, Pietra Subject: General Meeting Agenda for 12-28-2016 Importance: High Please find attached the General Meeting Agenda for Wednesday, December 28th at 2:00PM. Thanks, Cindy Cindy DelPiano Deputy Clerk of the Board Oneida County Board Of Legislators 800 Park Ave. Utica, NY 13501 (315)798-5900 (315)798-5924 cdelpiano@ocgov.net

157 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 3:00 PM To: Fiorini, Gerald; cdelpiano@ocgov.net Cc: Shawna Papale; Fred Arcuri Subject: RE: Request for Information Attachments: Memo Chairman Fiorini - MVHS Project 12-21-16.pdf Jerry See attached on MVHS project in downtown Utica. Steve From: DelPiano, Cynthia A. [mailto:cdelpiano@ocgov.net] On Behalf Of Fiorini, Gerald Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Shawna Papale Subject: Request for Information Importance: High Steve, I am in receipt of correspondence from the County Executive requesting the Board’s approval of a supplemental appropriation of $250,000 for the promotion of Oneida County. The board is requesting a breakout of what this money will be used for. If this money is to be used for appraisals associated with the downtown hospital, we would like a full listing of all of the properties that were appraised, the value of the appraisals for each property, and a cost per appraisal for each property. When providing the listing of properties, please describe whether they are residential or commercial. We are requesting this information prior to consideration of the supplemental appropriation. To allow you enough time to compile the information, we will wait to consider your request until our January 11, 2017 meeting. If you have any questions, please call me directly at 798-5900. Respectfully, Jerry

158 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 11:49 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: Request for Information Attachments: image001.png Hold on I’m going to talk to him now. I’ll call you when I’m done. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:42 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Request for Information Importance: High How about I just stop everything. We have spent a ton of money on this project and I have Hammes asking us to spend more for engineering. From: DelPiano, Cynthia A. [mailto:cdelpiano@ocgov.net] On Behalf Of Fiorini, Gerald Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Shawna Papale Subject: Request for Information Importance: High Steve, I am in receipt of correspondence from the County Executive requesting the Board’s approval of a supplemental appropriation of $250,000 for the promotion of Oneida County. The board is requesting a breakout of what this money will be used for. If this money is to be used for appraisals associated with the downtown hospital, we would like a full listing of all of the properties that were appraised, the value of the appraisals for each property, and a cost per appraisal for each property. When providing the listing of properties, please describe whether they are residential or commercial.

159 We are requesting this information prior to consideration of the supplemental appropriation. To allow you enough time to compile the information, we will wait to consider your request until our January 11, 2017 meeting. If you have any questions, please call me directly at 798-5900. Respectfully, Jerry 160 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:42 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Request for Information Importance: High How about I just stop everything. We have spent a ton of money on this project and I have Hammes asking us to spend more for engineering. From: DelPiano, Cynthia A. [mailto:cdelpiano@ocgov.net] On Behalf Of Fiorini, Gerald Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2016 10:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Shawna Papale Subject: Request for Information Importance: High Steve, I am in receipt of correspondence from the County Executive requesting the Board’s approval of a supplemental appropriation of $250,000 for the promotion of Oneida County. The board is requesting a breakout of what this money will be used for. If this money is to be used for appraisals associated with the downtown hospital, we would like a full listing of all of the properties that were appraised, the value of the appraisals for each property, and a cost per appraisal for each property. When providing the listing of properties, please describe whether they are residential or commercial. We are requesting this information prior to consideration of the supplemental appropriation. To allow you enough time to compile the information, we will wait to consider your request until our January 11, 2017 meeting. If you have any questions, please call me directly at 798-5900. Respectfully, Jerry

161 Pronteau, Robert E From: pellis@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 9:06 AM To: cmanion@paigegroup.com Cc: jgenovese@ocgov.net; allison@paigegroup.com Subject: RE: Jan 18th Getting together would be great, to identify what type of information they will be requesting. Thank you Merry Christmas. Phyllis Phyllis D. Ellis, RN, BSN, MS FACHE Director of Health Oneida County Health Department 185 Genesee St. 5th floor Utica, New York 13501 315-798-5220 (800)-541-0151 x 5220 Fax: 315-266-6138 pellis@ocgov.net From: Cat Manion [mailto:cmanion@paigegroup.com] Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:54 PM To: Ellis, Phyllis D. Cc: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Jan 18th This is great news! We’re happy to have you involved, Phyllis. Here are the details: WCNY Insights is producing a show on the new hospital project. The show format is a 30-minute panel discussion with moderator, which will include Scott Perra from MVHS, Brian Thomas from City of Utica Urban & Economic Development, and yourself. They will provide the questions before the filming session and I will share those with you ASAP. The show will be filmed on January 18 at the WCNY studio in Syracuse starting at 1:30 p.m. Please plan for an hour of production time, as well as necessary travel time to and from. As soon as we get the questions, I’d like to schedule a time to review together. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks, again! Cat Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager

162 Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901 From: , " Phyllis D." Date: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 3:59 PM To: James Genovese , Microsoft Office User Subject: RE: Jan 18th Thanks. Cat, please let me know location, etc. and perhaps we can talk regarding expectations prior. Thank you. Phyllis Phyllis D. Ellis, RN, BSN, MS FACHE Director of Health Oneida County Health Department 185 Genesee St. 5th floor Utica, New York 13501 315-798-5220 (800)-541-0151 x 5220 Fax: 315-266-6138 pellis@ocgov.net From: Genovese, James Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 3:51 PM To: Cat Manion; Ellis, Phyllis D. Subject: Jan 18th Cat, Phyllis is going to attend the interview on the 18th. You can work with her directly on the details and just keep me in the loop. Happy to help facilitate in any way I can. Phyllis is CC’d on this email. Thanks JG

163 Pronteau, Robert E From: Cat Manion Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:54 PM To: "Ellis, Phyllis D." Cc: jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: Re: Jan 18th This is great news! We’re happy to have you involved, Phyllis. Here are the details: WCNY Insights is producing a show on the new hospital project. The show format is a 30-minute panel discussion with moderator, which will include Scott Perra from MVHS, Brian Thomas from City of Utica Urban & Economic Development, and yourself. They will provide the questions before the filming session and I will share those with you ASAP. The show will be filmed on January 18 at the WCNY studio in Syracuse starting at 1:30 p.m. Please plan for an hour of production time, as well as necessary travel time to and from. As soon as we get the questions, I’d like to schedule a time to review together. Please let me know if you have any additional questions. Thanks, again! Cat Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901 From: , " Phyllis D." Date: Monday, December 19, 2016 at 3:59 PM To: James Genovese , Microsoft Office User Subject: RE: Jan 18th Thanks. Cat, please let me know location, etc. and perhaps we can talk regarding expectations prior. Thank you. Phyllis Phyllis D. Ellis, RN, BSN, MS FACHE Director of Health Oneida County Health Department 185 Genesee St. 5th floor

164 Utica, New York 13501 315-798-5220 (800)-541-0151 x 5220 Fax: 315-266-6138 pellis@ocgov.net From: Genovese, James Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 3:51 PM To: Cat Manion; Ellis, Phyllis D. Subject: Jan 18th Cat, Phyllis is going to attend the interview on the 18th. You can work with her directly on the details and just keep me in the loop. Happy to help facilitate in any way I can. Phyllis is CC’d on this email. Thanks JG

165 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, December 19, 2016 4:20 PM To: ddudajek@uticaod.com Subject: OpEd Attachments: image001.gif; image002.png; One Oneida Risingop.ed.docx Dave, Attached is the column for next week. Thank you again for your time today and I hope you have a Merry Christmas. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 166 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 8:19 PM To: Rayhill, Peter M. Cc: Candido, Alfred Subject: RE: Agreement - County and EDGE 12-14-16 Peter We expect to have expended all $250K by end of January. County is supposed to put together in early part of 2017 an additional agreement for $250,000 to cover additional costs that will be incurred. I picked January 31, 2017, which coincides with the date in which MVHS is to file its $300M application to DOH. If you do not want to use start date of January 1, 2016, you can use April 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017 (coincides with start of NYS fiscal year when $300 M was officially funded in budget). We have to start programming a number of key engineering studies to satisfy SEQRA and we have to give thought on funding for options etc….. The initial $250 K is largely covering appriasals and some preliminary engineering (identifying properties that potentially may require sign off from SHPO for demo). We also have some legal for the MOU on the Parking Agreement between MVHS-City and County. Steve From: Rayhill, Peter M. [mailto:prayhill@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:49 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Candido, Alfred Subject: Agreement - County and EDGE 12-14-16 Steve: I accepted your changes and made a few more edits. I do have one question, set forth at paragraph one on page 2 related to the term. Let me know how long you want this agreement to run and I will make that change (depending on what you decide, I may change the “as of” date in the first paragraph on page 1). Provided that the additional edits are acceptable, we can get this prepared tomorrow and down to the Board with a request for consideration this month. Thanks Peter

167 Pronteau, Robert E From: prayhill@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:49 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: acandido@ocgov.net Subject: Agreement - County and EDGE 12-14-16 Attachments: Agreement - County and EDGE 12-14-16.docx Steve: I accepted your changes and made a few more edits. I do have one question, set forth at paragraph one on page 2 related to the term. Let me know how long you want this agreement to run and I will make that change (depending on what you decide, I may change the “as of” date in the first paragraph on page 1). Provided that the additional edits are acceptable, we can get this prepared tomorrow and down to the Board with a request for consideration this month. Thanks Peter

168 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 8:51 PM To: Rayhill, Peter M. Cc: 'Candido, Alfred' Subject: RE: Agreement - County and EDGE 9.16.16 Attachments: Agreement - County and EDGE 12-14-16.docx Peter See my mark up of your version of the Agreement. When is this going to the BOL for consideration. Steve From: Rayhill, Peter M. [mailto:prayhill@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 4:17 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: FW: Agreement - County and EDGE 9.16.16 Steve: A couple of changes. Take a look and let me know. Peter From: Rayhill, Peter M. Sent: Tuesday, December 06, 2016 7:38 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: Agreement - County and EDGE 9.16.16 A couple additional changes. Disregard the first version. P

169 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2016 1:19 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Picente; rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text Brendan will be in Utica this afternoon. He'll be at the Aud for a meeting Tony and I were invited to. We will press him more on this issue then. On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 1:53 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Brendan reach out to me late Friday, but I missed him. Hoping to speak later today. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:51 PM To: Anthony Brindisi , Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Cc: Raymond Meier Subject: RE: Copy of text Do you have any feedback from W&M staff. I did look through the RFA and there is nothing that precludes ESD funding. As I mentioned I looked at the MOU and did not find anything there either. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:52 PM To: Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text On Monday I'll ask our Ways and Means staff their opinion. We have both MOU and RFA. Let's review those documents. As I recall they are very similar to language in the budget allocating the money originally. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM Steven DiMeo wrote: Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this.

170 Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st. Sent from my iPhone ******* Confidentiality Notice ******* This electronic e-mail transmission may contain confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, use, distribution, copying disclosure or taking of any action in reliance on the content of this information is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this electronic e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail and delete the original message without copying or distributing to any other person or entity. Please be advised that insurance coverage cannot be added, deleted or otherwise changed until it is confirmed in writing by Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. or your insurance carrier. To unsubscribe from future Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy mailings, please send an email to unsubscribe@gkgrisk.com. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

171 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 1:53 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; Anthony Picente Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text Brendan reach out to me late Friday, but I missed him. Hoping to speak later today. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Monday, December 12, 2016 at 1:51 PM To: Anthony Brindisi , Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Cc: Raymond Meier Subject: RE: Copy of text Do you have any feedback from W&M staff. I did look through the RFA and there is nothing that precludes ESD funding. As I mentioned I looked at the MOU and did not find anything there either. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:52 PM To: Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text On Monday I'll ask our Ways and Means staff their opinion. We have both MOU and RFA. Let's review those documents. As I recall they are very similar to language in the budget allocating the money originally. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM Steven DiMeo wrote: Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this. Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st.

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173 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 1:52 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: RE: Copy of text Do you have any feedback from W&M staff. I did look through the RFA and there is nothing that precludes ESD funding. As I mentioned I looked at the MOU and did not find anything there either. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:52 PM To: Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text On Monday I'll ask our Ways and Means staff their opinion. We have both MOU and RFA. Let's review those documents. As I recall they are very similar to language in the budget allocating the money originally. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM Steven DiMeo wrote: Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this. Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st. Sent from my iPhone

174 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 11:31 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: RE: Copy of text I went through the RFA. There is nothing in the RFA that precludes the use of other state grants for this project. The only limitation is that Oneida County can only receive up to $300 M in funds authorized under this program. I presume that means that MVHS would be limited to up to $300 M in funding through DASNY. There is nothing that prevents MVHS getting money from ESD, or another state agency. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:52 PM To: Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text On Monday I'll ask our Ways and Means staff their opinion. We have both MOU and RFA. Let's review those documents. As I recall they are very similar to language in the budget allocating the money originally. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM Steven DiMeo wrote: Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this. Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st. Sent from my iPhone

175 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:52 PM To: Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Re: Copy of text On Monday I'll ask our Ways and Means staff their opinion. We have both MOU and RFA. Let's review those documents. As I recall they are very similar to language in the budget allocating the money originally. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:46 PM Steven DiMeo wrote: Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this. Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st. Sent from my iPhone

176 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:47 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Anthony Picente; Larry Gilroy Cc: rmeier@bsk.com Subject: Copy of text Below is text that Delores sent me from email she received from Brendan on EDGE application for site assembly, clearance and infrastructure for MVHS hospital in Downtown. I am not sure who is making this claim but it is not in mou and I doubt it is in the RFA. I believe you need to convene meeting with ESD and 2nd floor on this. Here s what Brendan sent: The Mohawk Valley Edge application seeks $10M toward the overall development costs of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MHVS) replacement hospital campus in downtown Utica. As you know, we expect that MVHS will be applying for the $300M Oneida capital program. We’ve made very clear to MVHS that in identifying funding sources in support of total project costs, the State will only provide $300M, regardless of source. This requirement is reflected in the Administration Agreement/MOU that was sent to the legislature on October 20th and will also be reflected in the RFA which will be issued by November 21st. Sent from my iPhone

177 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:21 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS Did hear that he was pushing all regions to stay away from hospitals as development projects unless they were big research projects. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 4:07 PM To: Larry Gilroy , Anthony Brindisi Cc: Tony Picente Subject: RE: MVHS My recommendation is just deal with Howard. There is nothing that precludes ESD to fund this project. If that is their reason then they are wrong. I suspect the real reason has more to do with my theories outlined earlier and I would add that perhaps the Governor is trying to undermine the entire initiative because he really does not want to spend the $300 M for this project. From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:04 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS So back to square one? From: Anthony Brindisi Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM To: Steve DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy , Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS I am wrong. All the law says is the applicant would not be eligible for grants under the section of the law with the 300 million. That year, in addition to the 300 for MVHS, the budget had other grant programs for hospitals. The state didn't want them double dipping out of the same pot. Nothing was said about other grants or REDC's On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Is this true? The hospital was not the applicant. EDGE was the applicant. $300 M will help build a hospital. It does not fund site assemblage, site clearance and infrastructure. I guess the hospital can reduce costs if they just go and put this on the St. Luke’s campus From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy

178 Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge. ******* Confidentiality Notice *******

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180 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:07 PM To: Larry Gilroy; Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: MVHS My recommendation is just deal with Howard. There is nothing that precludes ESD to fund this project. If that is their reason then they are wrong. I suspect the real reason has more to do with my theories outlined earlier and I would add that perhaps the Governor is trying to undermine the entire initiative because he really does not want to spend the $300 M for this project. From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:04 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS So back to square one? From: Anthony Brindisi Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM To: Steve DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy , Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS I am wrong. All the law says is the applicant would not be eligible for grants under the section of the law with the 300 million. That year, in addition to the 300 for MVHS, the budget had other grant programs for hospitals. The state didn't want them double dipping out of the same pot. Nothing was said about other grants or REDC's On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Is this true? The hospital was not the applicant. EDGE was the applicant. $300 M will help build a hospital. It does not fund site assemblage, site clearance and infrastructure. I guess the hospital can reduce costs if they just go and put this on the St. Luke’s campus From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all.

181 On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge. ******* Confidentiality Notice ******* This electronic e-mail transmission may contain confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, use, distribution, copying disclosure or taking of any action in reliance on the content of this information is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this electronic e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail and delete the original message without copying or distributing to any other person or entity. Please be advised that insurance coverage cannot be added, deleted or otherwise changed until it is confirmed in writing by Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. or your insurance carrier. To unsubscribe from future Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy mailings, please send an email to unsubscribe@gkgrisk.com. --

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183 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 4:04 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS So back to square one? From: Anthony Brindisi Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:57 PM To: Steve DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy , Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS I am wrong. All the law says is the applicant would not be eligible for grants under the section of the law with the 300 million. That year, in addition to the 300 for MVHS, the budget had other grant programs for hospitals. The state didn't want them double dipping out of the same pot. Nothing was said about other grants or REDC's On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Is this true? The hospital was not the applicant. EDGE was the applicant. $300 M will help build a hospital. It does not fund site assemblage, site clearance and infrastructure. I guess the hospital can reduce costs if they just go and put this on the St. Luke’s campus From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger.

184 From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge.
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186 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:57 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com); Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I am wrong. All the law says is the applicant would not be eligible for grants under the section of the law with the 300 million. That year, in addition to the 300 for MVHS, the budget had other grant programs for hospitals. The state didn't want them double dipping out of the same pot. Nothing was said about other grants or REDC's On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:35 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Is this true? The hospital was not the applicant. EDGE was the applicant. $300 M will help build a hospital. It does not fund site assemblage, site clearance and infrastructure. I guess the hospital can reduce costs if they just go and put this on the St. Luke’s campus From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS

187 Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge. ******* Confidentiality Notice ******* This electronic e-mail transmission may contain confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, use, distribution, copying disclosure or taking of any action in reliance on the content of this information is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this electronic e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail and delete the original message without copying or distributing to any other person or entity. Please be advised that insurance coverage cannot be added, deleted or otherwise changed until it is confirmed in writing by Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. or your insurance carrier. To unsubscribe from future Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy mailings, please send an email to unsubscribe@gkgrisk.com.

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189 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:35 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com); Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: MVHS Is this true? The hospital was not the applicant. EDGE was the applicant. $300 M will help build a hospital. It does not fund site assemblage, site clearance and infrastructure. I guess the hospital can reduce costs if they just go and put this on the St. Luke’s campus From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge.

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191 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:31 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS I talked to Delores. They say it's because the legislation says the hospital is not eligible for any other grants. I can't argue with that. They are getting 300 mil after all. On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 3:27 PM, Larry Gilroy wrote: Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge. ******* Confidentiality Notice ******* This electronic e-mail transmission may contain confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, use, distribution, copying disclosure or taking of any action in reliance on the content of this information is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this electronic e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail and delete the original message without copying or distributing to any other person or entity. Please be advised that insurance coverage cannot be added, deleted or otherwise changed until it is confirmed in writing by Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. or your insurance carrier. To unsubscribe from future Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy mailings, please send an email to unsubscribe@gkgrisk.com.

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193 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:27 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: Re: MVHS Glad to be part of or set anything up. I reached out to Brendan and got a call form Ally Walsh and ran it by her—have nto heard back, she was just the messenger. From: Steve DiMeo Date: Friday, December 9, 2016 at 3:10 PM To: Tony Picente , Anthony Brindisi , Larry Gilroy Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge. ******* Confidentiality Notice ******* This electronic e-mail transmission may contain confidential information intended only for the person or entity named above. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any dissemination, use, distribution, copying disclosure or taking of any action in reliance on the content of this information is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this electronic e-mail transmission in error, please immediately notify the sender by telephone or reply e-mail and delete the original message without copying or distributing to any other person or entity. Please be advised that insurance coverage cannot be added, deleted or otherwise changed until it is confirmed in writing by Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy, Inc. or your insurance carrier. To unsubscribe from future Gilroy, Kernan & Gilroy mailings, please send an email to unsubscribe@gkgrisk.com.

194 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 3:11 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: MVHS Supposedly the explanation on MVHS is that whoever makes decisions on REDC apps said that NYS has an RFA out for $300 M and that there is no interest in adding money to the table on the hospital. They claim that is in the MOU that was negotiated with the legislature and Executive Branch. They also claim that is in the RFA document. I did not look at either document to see if they are correct or not. I have explained that none of this money was going for the hospital. It was going to support site development to make a downtown hospital possible. In fact the applicant was EDGE not MVHS so I am not sure how we can be confused with being MVHS. I think this is an excuse and that there are larger political issues in play here. My suggestion is that we sit with Howard and go through a dog and pony show on the project and how this is part of the transformation of downtown Utica and that without other funding the downtown site becomes a larger challenge.

195 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 09, 2016 9:47 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Caruso, Delores (LABOR) (Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov); Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Brett Truett I just want you to know that we have a voice mail from Brett Truett asking us to confirm whether the REDC awards included the MVHS project. The Governor’s office in its infinite wisdom gave this guy a soapbox where he will take credit for this not getting funded. Hospital is looking for an explanation on why this did not get awarded, which I outlined the menu of options on what that happened. This will be a local news story since Nodowntown Group will go running to the OD to have them run this story and they will do so. I do not know who does PR for the Governor’s office but they keep stepping in it and expect us to give them cover. The fact that Brendan Hughes is stating that this was not funded due to “unusual circumstances” raises questions that the lack of an award had nothing to do with quality of the application. In fact they went back and made changes that were either unnecessary or added projects that are not ready for prime time. I think there needs to be a meeting of the minds on this. They already have one crisis on their hands with their mishandling of Marcy and ams. They are going out of their way to undermine a project that has political and community support and is being held back by NYS for reasons that defy logic. All the REDC’s were told that the initiatives in the DRI submissions would be given priority consideration in the REDC process. That clearly did not happen and there is no reason why this was not funded since it was a MVREDC recommendation. If the OD calls us and asks us about this I am going to say that we were told that the REDC’s were urged to submit CFA’s for projects that were listed in the DRI submissions so that they could be considered in the current REDC. We got screwed.

196 Pronteau, Robert E From: Stephen J. Acquario Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 2:44 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: State sets in motion plan for new Utica hospital State sets in motion plan for new Utica hospital By Josefa Velasquez 11/22/2016 02:38 PM EDT More than 18 months after Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration and the state Legislature agreed to a $300 million pot of funding to build a new hospital in Utica, the state on Tuesday finally released a request for applications, setting the project in motion. The Department of Health and the Dormitory Authority of the State of New York issued the $300 million RFA for a capital project that will "consolidate multiple licensed health care facilities into an integrated system of care." Mohawk Valley Health Systems, which currently runs Faxton St. Luke's Memorial Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, has plans to consolidate the two hospitals in the city into a new, $480 million state-of-the-art facility in downtown Utica. Currently, both hospitals have a combined 571 inpatient beds, which will be reduced to 400. Applicants, according to the state, should submit their questions by Dec. 12, with full applications due Jan. 31 at 4 p.m. In a statement, MVHS president and CEO Scott Perra said that the health system would be "working diligently" to meet the requests in the RFA. According to the RFA, funding will be awarded at the discretion of health commissioner Howard Zucker and the "decision to award, or not to award, or to award a grant at a funding level that Is less than the amount requested by the applicant, is discretionary and cannot be appealed with DOH." The RFA also notes that the health department "reserves the right to revise the award amount as necessary due to changes in the availability of funding." MVHS's plans for the new facility have been reliant on the $300 million from the state. In an interview earlier this month, Perra told POLITICO New York that health system plans to borrow an additional $150 million and raise roughly $25 million through fundraising and philanthropy to shore up the remaining amount needed to construct the facility. MVHS would also pitch in the remaining $5 million from its "strategic cash reserves" to close the remaining gap. The posting of the RFA is the latest episode in the health system's saga.

197 In the spring of 2015, Cuomo and the Legislature agreed to a $1.4 billion pool of capital funding in the state budged aimed to create new hospitals in Brooklyn and upstate. The funding was evenly split between upstate and downstate, with $300 million of the upstate share directed for a hospital in Oneida County. But to the surprise of the Utica-area lawmakers who had fought for the funding, the governor's executive budget proposal in January reappropriated the $300 million. It was eventually restored in this year's budget. "A new state-of-the-art healthcare facility will benefit the residents of the Mohawk Valley for generations to come," said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, who represents the region. "Residents will no longer have to travel out of the area for outstanding care, and we will have a facility that will attract new doctors, and help the continued revitalization of downtown Utica" The terms of the contract under the Health Care Facility Transformation Program, according to the RFA, will begin in late February and run for five years. MVHS officials estimate that purchase offers to property owners who may be affected by the new hospital will be made in late 2017, with construction to begin in the second quarter of 2018. To view online: http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2016/11/state-sets-in-motion-plan-for-new-uticahospital- 107570 You received this POLITICO Pro content because your customized settings include: Albany: Receive All. To change your alert settings, please go to https://www.politicopro.com/settings This email was sent to sacquario@nysac.org by: POLITICO, LLC 1000 Wilson Blvd. Arlington, VA, 22209, USA

198 Pronteau, Robert E From: Stephen J. Acquario Sent: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 11:42 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: DOH issues request for applications for new hospital in Utica Just sharing… By Josefa Velasquez 11/22/2016 11:36 AM EDT The state's Department of Health on Tuesday issued a long-awaited request for applications for a new hospital in Oneida County. A total of $300 million is available under the RFA for a capital project "located in the largest population center in Oneida County," which is the city of Utica. The funding will go toward consolidating "multiple licensed health care facilities into an integrated system of care." Mohawk Valley Health Systems, which runs, Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, has been the top contender for the funding. The health system plans on consolidating the two hospitals into a state-of-the-art facility in downtown Utica. The proposed hospital is expected to cost roughly $480 million, meaning the hospital system will have to shore up $180 million to pay for the remainder of the hospital cost that isn't covered by the state. Questions from applicants are due Dec. 12, with a full application due Jan 31. Read the request for applications here: http://on.ny.gov/2gGFKoH

199 Pronteau, Robert E From: keyquilts@roadrunner.com Sent: Friday, November 18, 2016 8:27 AM To: dcapri80006@adelphia.net; jdonofrio@ocgov.net; apicente@ocgov.net; brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us; mayor@cityofutica.com; hannon@nysenate.gov; schimminger@nyassembly.gov; roann.destito@ogs.ny.gov Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital November 18, 2016 To Whom It May Concern: The Mohawk Valley Health System has decided to build a new hospital in downtown Utica. I am asking that you do not support this facility for the following reasons. 1. Promoting the building of a new hospital in downtown Utica is nothing more than a disguised urban renewal project. Information was released on 6/4/16, stating that the city of Utica has applied for a 10 million dollar grant. This is to “advance the Mohawk Valley Health Systems Downtown medical campus project as the anchor to an incipient innovation district while addressing concentrated poverty and crushing blight.” And, to “modernize infrastructure to maximize the growth and impact of private sector investment in the urban core.” Building in downtown will mean disrupting at least 39 property owners that make up 77 properties. There has been no estimate given publically of how much money this will remove from the tax rolls. There has also been discussion that they might have to take the existing police station and re-build elsewhere. Again, no public estimate of the cost for a new building. 2. Sometime in the spring of 2016, there was a major sink hole located approximately where the entrance to this new facility would be located. This brings into question whether the existing infrastructure (water pipes, sewer) could handle the amount that a new hospital would need. On August 8/30 a water pipe broke that serviced Hotel Utica and the water had to be shut off. This is the same area that they want to build the new hospital. 3. There is much thought expressed that putting a new hospital in downtown Utica will bring in new businesses. If this were true, then there should have been businesses surrounding the three existing hospitals. While there are some, many come and go on a regular basis because this is a small community. 4. Several officials have stated that the new hospital will be “more centrally located”. If you calculate the distance from all the surrounding villages and towns around Utica it is between 5 and 7 miles to the existing hospitals. To place this facility in downtown Utica will mean that some of the outlying villages will be between 10 and 12 miles from the facility. 5. Although there is a four lane road that will be at the entrance to this new facility, it was announced that they would have to make improvements to this road as well. In order to reach the proposed hospital, emergency vehicles will have to navigate narrow existing city streets. Currently, the roads to the three hospitals have four lane access. 6. The proposal for this new facility has not included any new use for existing buildings. 7. The St. Luke’s campus has a power plant that not only supplies electricity to the hospital but to a nearby college. There has been no information given about this facility. 8. Public information has been sketchy. Information was given was that they needed 34 acres, now it is 25. The number of businesses or properties that would be taken has changed. There was supposed to be question and answer forums and these have not been forthcoming. 9. Another lame excuse for a new hospital is “every patient would have an individual room.” This could be accomplished just by simply only using each room as a single room. 10. The existing hospitals have had millions of dollars of renovation over the years. The St. Luke’s campus is a beautiful well kept building. Perhaps the approval committee should do a physical inspection for themselves. The

200 infrastructures of the buildings (wiring, plumbing) probably need some work/upgrading, but that exists for every building. 11. Recently, there was a question raised about lead contamination about property adjacent to where they want to build the new hospital. According to records there was a lead smelting plant in this area many years ago. 12. This new facility will be located across from the Utica Memorial Auditorium When there are events at the “Aud” it will create great traffic congestion. 13. There are local doctors who do not agree with the decision for the location of the new hospital and have tried to have their opinions published in the local paper. The paper has refused to publish their opinions. Currently, we have had 17 pediatricians pull out of their association with St. Luke’s. Their reasons convey a covert message that they do not agree with administrative actions. Thank you for taking the time to read my lengthy letter. I feel strongly that locating our only hospital in downtown Utica would be a mistake. However, a better solution would be to build a satellite facility connected to the main St. Luke’s campus. Linda K. Paciello, Ph.D. 6 Croft Road New Hartford, NY 13413

201 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 2:34 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: New hospital communications Attachments: Response to Amy Roth Observer Dispatch.docx Final statement being send out by MVHS today. We have been scheduling community outreach meetings this week, and are meeting with the Mayor and Anthony Brindisi tomorrow. From: Nancy Pattarini Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:32 PM To: "Picente, Anthony" Subject: Re: New hospital communications Attached is the latest with more specific facts on project rationale and goals. Let me know if you have anything you wish to discuss on this. Nancy From: Nancy Pattarini Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM To: "Picente, Anthony" Subject: New hospital communications Tony, I wanted you share with you how we are advising and developing the messaging. This is in response to request from OD that we respond to “no hospital” questions in an article, which we feel strongly is the wrong approach. Instead we have requested specific info from the consultant team to more clearly articulate the project rationale and goals. We have just received new info so I will send you a full draft this afternoon. Nancy From: Catherine Manion Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM To: "\"Debra Altdoerffer\" " Cc: Allison Damiano , Nancy Pattarini , "egigliot@mvhealthsystem.org" Subject: Re: Questions for MVHS - Amy Roth and #nohospitaldowntown group Deb, Please see the following initial draft response to Amy. We need to continue to reinforce that we are not engaging #nohospitaldowntown through her as an intermediary. In addition, this is an opportunity to provide, in writing, answers to some of the reoccurring project criticisms. If we can add the details highlighted below, we can issue these as a stand alone added statement of fact. Please let us know if you would like us to work directly with any individuals to obtain this information. We will provide you with an updated draft as soon as we get the information. ------ Amy,

202 Our approach is to engage in direct conversations with interested stakeholders. This practice enables us to have detailed dialogue in a more meaningful fashion. As such, we are in the process of trying to schedule a direct conversation with representatives from #nohospitaldowntown. However, we can provide some additional clarification on the rationale for the new hospital initiative. Rationale for the New Hospital The St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke's campuses were built in a time when healthcare was much different than it is today. In order to realize our mission of achieving excellence in healthcare for our communities, we must consolidate existing resources, eliminate redundancies, expand the depth and breadth of services, improve access and elevate the quality of healthcare services in the region. To attain this, we must build a new hospital. New Hospital Location Criteria The MVHS Board of Directors worked with economic development, engineering and planning professionals to examine 12 potential sites within a 5-10 mile radius from the City of Utica. A master list of criteria was used to evaluate these potential sites, including but not limited to infrastructure (water, sewer and power), access and a good transportation network. The site also had to have the capacity to fit the hospital operations and associated parking requirements. Of the 12 sites reviewed, only three met the needed criteria. After extensive review, which included open, candid and robust debate, the MVHS Board chose the downtown site by a unanimous vote. A downtown hospital fulfills the critical need for a robust transportation network, as well as easy access from multiples directions. This location represents a unique opportunity to provide access to a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, while also spurring economic development and playing a pivotal role in enhancing the downtown revitalization efforts. Commercial, retail, and entertainment venues are positioned to greatly benefit from the influx of more than 4,000 MVHS employees. Challenges to Expansion at Existing Facilities The St. Luke's campus was identified as our second option for a hospital location. However, the downtown site was unanimously agreed upon due to its regional accessibility, proximity to major highways and the ability to utilize the public transit systems. Additionally, the logistical challenges of constructing a new hospital around an active facility factored into the location decision. ----- Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

203 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 9:37 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Agreement Oneida County - MVHS Project Tony What is status of getting the agreement to the County that would reimburse EDGE for the work we are overseeing on appraisals, engineering, etc…….. the costs are mounting and we are also reaching the point where additional engineering is required to satisfy GEIS and SEQRA. Steve

204 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:33 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: New hospital communications Attachments: MVHS_Hospital Rationale_15 Nov 2016.docx Attached is the latest with more specific facts on project rationale and goals. Let me know if you have anything you wish to discuss on this. Nancy From: Nancy Pattarini Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 12:16 PM To: "Picente, Anthony" Subject: New hospital communications Tony, I wanted you share with you how we are advising and developing the messaging. This is in response to request from OD that we respond to “no hospital” questions in an article, which we feel strongly is the wrong approach. Instead we have requested specific info from the consultant team to more clearly articulate the project rationale and goals. We have just received new info so I will send you a full draft this afternoon. Nancy From: Catherine Manion Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM To: "\"Debra Altdoerffer\" " Cc: Allison Damiano , Nancy Pattarini , "egigliot@mvhealthsystem.org" Subject: Re: Questions for MVHS - Amy Roth and #nohospitaldowntown group Deb, Please see the following initial draft response to Amy. We need to continue to reinforce that we are not engaging #nohospitaldowntown through her as an intermediary. In addition, this is an opportunity to provide, in writing, answers to some of the reoccurring project criticisms. If we can add the details highlighted below, we can issue these as a stand alone added statement of fact. Please let us know if you would like us to work directly with any individuals to obtain this information. We will provide you with an updated draft as soon as we get the information. ------ Amy, Our approach is to engage in direct conversations with interested stakeholders. This practice enables us to have detailed dialogue in a more meaningful fashion. As such, we are in the process of trying to schedule a direct conversation with representatives from #nohospitaldowntown. However, we can provide some additional clarification on the rationale for the new hospital initiative. Rationale for the New Hospital The St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke's campuses were built in a time when healthcare was much different than it is today. In order to realize our mission of achieving excellence in healthcare for our communities, we must consolidate existing resources, eliminate redundancies, expand the depth and breadth of services, improve access and elevate the quality of healthcare services in the region. To attain this, we must build a new hospital.

205 New Hospital Location Criteria The MVHS Board of Directors worked with economic development, engineering and planning professionals to examine 12 potential sites within a 5-10 mile radius from the City of Utica. A master list of criteria was used to evaluate these potential sites, including but not limited to infrastructure (water, sewer and power), access and a good transportation network. The site also had to have the capacity to fit the hospital operations and associated parking requirements. Of the 12 sites reviewed, only three met the needed criteria. After extensive review, which included open, candid and robust debate, the MVHS Board chose the downtown site by a unanimous vote. A downtown hospital fulfills the critical need for a robust transportation network, as well as easy access from multiples directions. This location represents a unique opportunity to provide access to a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, while also spurring economic development and playing a pivotal role in enhancing the downtown revitalization efforts. Commercial, retail, and entertainment venues are positioned to greatly benefit from the influx of more than 4,000 MVHS employees. Challenges to Expansion at Existing Facilities The St. Luke's campus was identified as our second option for a hospital location. However, the downtown site was unanimously agreed upon due to its regional accessibility, proximity to major highways and the ability to utilize the public transit systems. Additionally, the logistical challenges of constructing a new hospital around an active facility factored into the location decision. ----- Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

206 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 12:16 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: New hospital communications Tony, I wanted you share with you how we are advising and developing the messaging. This is in response to request from OD that we respond to “no hospital” questions in an article, which we feel strongly is the wrong approach. Instead we have requested specific info from the consultant team to more clearly articulate the project rationale and goals. We have just received new info so I will send you a full draft this afternoon. Nancy From: Catherine Manion Date: Monday, November 14, 2016 at 4:16 PM To: "\"Debra Altdoerffer\" " Cc: Allison Damiano , Nancy Pattarini , "egigliot@mvhealthsystem.org" Subject: Re: Questions for MVHS - Amy Roth and #nohospitaldowntown group Deb, Please see the following initial draft response to Amy. We need to continue to reinforce that we are not engaging #nohospitaldowntown through her as an intermediary. In addition, this is an opportunity to provide, in writing, answers to some of the reoccurring project criticisms. If we can add the details highlighted below, we can issue these as a stand alone added statement of fact. Please let us know if you would like us to work directly with any individuals to obtain this information. We will provide you with an updated draft as soon as we get the information. ------ Amy, Our approach is to engage in direct conversations with interested stakeholders. This practice enables us to have detailed dialogue in a more meaningful fashion. As such, we are in the process of trying to schedule a direct conversation with representatives from #nohospitaldowntown. However, we can provide some additional clarification on the rationale for the new hospital initiative. Rationale for the New Hospital The St. Elizabeth Medical Center and St. Luke's campuses were built in a time when healthcare was much different than it is today. In order to realize our mission of achieving excellence in healthcare for our communities, we must consolidate existing resources, eliminate redundancies, expand the depth and breadth of services, improve access and elevate the quality of healthcare services in the region. To attain this, we must build a new hospital. New Hospital Location Criteria The MVHS Board of Directors worked with economic development, engineering and planning professionals to examine 12 potential sites within a 5-10 mile radius from the City of Utica. A master list of criteria was used to evaluate these potential sites, including but not limited to infrastructure (water, sewer and power), access and a good transportation network. The site also had to have the capacity to fit the hospital operations and associated parking requirements. Of the 12 sites reviewed, only three met the needed criteria. After extensive review, which included open, candid and robust debate, the MVHS Board chose the downtown site by a unanimous vote. A downtown hospital fulfills the critical need for a robust transportation network, as well as easy access from multiples directions. This location represents a unique opportunity to provide access to a state-of-the-art healthcare facility, while also spurring economic

207 development and playing a pivotal role in enhancing the downtown revitalization efforts. Commercial, retail, and entertainment venues are positioned to greatly benefit from the influx of more than 4,000 MVHS employees. Challenges to Expansion at Existing Facilities The St. Luke's campus was identified as our second option for a hospital location. However, the downtown site was unanimously agreed upon due to its regional accessibility, proximity to major highways and the ability to utilize the public transit systems. Additionally, the logistical challenges of constructing a new hospital around an active facility factored into the location decision. ----- Catherine Manion Public and Media Relations Manager Paige Marketing Communications Group, Inc. 258 Genesee Street, Suite 204 Utica, NY 13502 paigegroup.com T: 315.733.2313 ext. 111 F: 315.733.1901

208 Pronteau, Robert E From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2016 8:02 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Destito, Roann; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony; Valesky, David; Caruso, Delores Cc: Meier, Ray Subject: New Hospital Attachments: IMAGE.png; MVHS_News Release_Public Engagement Program_2016_3.docx You may have seen the critical editorial from the Observer-Dispatch regarding the new hospital project yesterday. I want to assure you that we not only have developed a public information and engagement program, but we have also staffed up and begun to implement this initiative. Our process immediately moving forward is designed in three stages, the first of which is working with directly affected stakeholders to engage in meaningful dialog. Our goal is to share any new developments, answer questions, and capture critical interests and concerns. We will then share this information with a project advisory committee, which we are working to convene. This committee will be comprised of key stakeholders and will be involved in the development process going forward. Finally, once we have substantial information and process timeliness to share, we will host neighborhood and community information presentations. Throughout each step, we will use a combination of listening sessions and informational presentations. As you know, development and construction projects are quickly evolving and, while we do not immediately know the answers to every question, we understand the critical need to simply and openly convey the details now and as we progress. We will detail this process to the broader public through the media and I’ve attached the press release we are sending out today. We appreciate your support of this project and are committed to keeping you continuously informed. Many thanks, Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956

209 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

210 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 4:47 PM To: Bob Scholefield; chenry@ocgov.net Cc: acandido@ocgov.net; apicente@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: Re: FW: Oneida County Lead Program Downtown The property owner who contacted me was Nat Morrissey. He owns several of the properties listed below in Al's email - 446-448, 450, 452-454, 456 and 458 Columbia which includes a storefront and apartments with adults - no children. He is out of town right now and the information for the requirements to improve the properties was left with his father who is managing them for now. His concern was putting more money into properties which will be sold and demolished. He was very reasonable but wanted to know what is his obligation as the owner in light of the possible downtown hospital. Debbie >>> "Henry, Christopher" 11/4/2016 4:26 PM >>> Bob, Below is the response I received from Al Candido in regards to John Adams. Please let me know if you have any further questions. Chris From: Candido, Alfred Sent: Friday, November 04, 2016 4:16 PM To: Henry, Christopher Cc: Picente, Anthony; Genovese, James Subject: Oneida County Lead Program Downtown Chris, I received an explanation on the involvement of John Adams with any properties that are located downtown within the proposed hospital footprint. • John is not going to businesses anywhere for CLPPP business other than when a landlord owns a store front with rentals in the same building. • There are two 4 unit apartment building with store fronts in the hospital foot print area where CLPPP has been involved. Address: 500-504 Columbia Street and 454 Columbia Street. 454 has an active store front that is rented. • Access to both has been through invitation of the tenants who learned of program through prior experience or advertising. CLPPP has access to two of the 500-504 Columbia Street apartments and one of the 454 Columbian Street apartments. Both building are owned by LLCs. The LLC for 500-504 Columbia is located at 3 Hopper Street. • All three of the apartments to which CLPPP has access have children under 6 and open NOIs. John is set to close the interior portion of the NOI for 454 Columbia, exterior still needs completion with a June 2017 due date. Currently no progress on the two 500-504 Columbia NOIs. All 3 NOIs were opened in the Aug-Sep time frame. • The 500-504 Columbia building has a history with CLPPP dating back to the “drive-by” days of 2012-14.

211 • John provided options for landlords in the context of lead safe compliance: Renovate Repair and Paint (RRP) if extensive; chipping & peeling paint where necessary; or vacate. RRP will be required for exterior work if occupied so buildings have a June 2017 deadline to complete exterior. John is an employee of Cornell Cooperative Extension which is a contractor of Oneida County. We are in the process of changing the letterhead and business cards to reflect other numbers. I am assured that this program does not have any involvement with properties that would be demolished. Do you need more? Al CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

212 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2016 9:47 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Candido, Alfred' Subject: FW: MVHS Projet - County funding to EDGE for Appraisals and other Technical Studies Attachments: Agreement - County and EDGE 9.16.16.docx Tony I have meeting with hospital on Thursday to discuss funding and status of agreement with County on appraisals and preliminary engineering for permitting. We are deep into appraisals and some engineering with OBG. I cannot continue to cashflow this without a funding source. I also have EDGE Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday and the costs that have been incurred are becoming more noticeable and the Executive Committee is likely to ask me where we stand with money from County. I sent the attached document out in September and have not heard anything since. Appraisals are well underway and will likely cost north of $200K when all completed before end of this year. OBG is neck deep in SHPO review and some preliminary geotechnical assessments. Meier spoke to me about getting a MOU in place with hospital, county and city as hospital will be tasked to submit application shortly. I need to invest a few bucks in having lawyers prepare that document. I have aksed BS&K to handle as Saunders is swamped with all things related to Marcy. Steve From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:40 AM To: 'apicente@ocgov.net' Cc: ckahler@saunderskahler.com; prayhill@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred Subject: MVHS Projet - County funding to EDGE for Appraisals and other Technical Studies Tony Attached is a draft agreement between County and EDGE for the MVHS project. The agreement would provide $500K to EDGE so that we can undertake appraisals (that are underway and we have made payments) and technical studies that are underway to pave way for SEQRA. Steve

213 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:49 AM To: Anthony Picente Subject: Mvhs Follow Up Flag: Follow up Flag Status: Completed Tony---Can we talk today on where we are with Utica. I need to have a report for board meeting tomorrow. Thanks. Ray Sent via the Samsung GALAXY S® 5, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

214 Pronteau, Robert E From: nancy@paigegroup.com Sent: Friday, October 14, 2016 11:27 PM To: Picente Anthony Subject: MVHS Finally got contracted yesterday. Would like to speak with you on path forward. Will call Amanda on Monday to schedule a time. Nancy

215 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:51 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Downtown Utica Hospital Attachments: image001.png This guy has a loose screw. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:49 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: RE: Downtown Utica Hospital Got the same thing addressed to me Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:43 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Downtown Utica Hospital FYI. This guy is just nuts. From: Brett [mailto:btruett@softnoze.com] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:24 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital Dear Steve, The Downtown Utica hospital concept is turning into the same "empty promises of something great, we'll tell you later, but pay us now" deal as Nano is. Not entirely bad, since a Downtown Utica hospital district would fo rever set Utica backwards, it's failed urban renewal from the 50's and 60's... a project that offers payouts and kickbacks to persons - who would never seek to live in Downtown Utica -

216 but profit handsomely at the start and in the hospital district's development. While we all need and appreciate a hospital, nobody seeks them out to live beside or for their tourist destinati ons. The public seems to not want this and taxpayers will pay for years to come as nonprofits tax exempt businesses proliferate. Place an urgent or primary medical facility downtown- NOT A 25- 34 acre hospital district! Downtown Utica is on a steady, small scale, comeback. People and students are coming here and not to Consumer Square, finally! The illconceived hospital concept is NOW driving away 41 businesses: http://www.nohospitaldowntown.com/businesses-to-be-displaced-within-the-downtown-utica-hospitalzone. html The concept should be withdrawn ASAP, and hospitals should expand at St. Luke’s and or Faxton. Transition a way from St Elizabeth's as the time and developers arrive. Current politicians, and their agents, MUST STOP pu shing this upon us. Learn more at www.NoHospitalDowntown.com Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown 10-12 Liberty Street Utica, NY 13502 +1(315) 794-0401 www.bretttruett.com PS- In the coming weeks and month our group will be going door-todoor throughout Utica, handing out literature, advertising in the media, and continuing to meet with communi ty groups. At some point citizens will begin attending Common Council meetings, as they are now posting sign s, making calls, and writing to editors. Our battle is a year old, but will only escalate as this sad injustice march es forward to this misguided Albany directive.

217 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:49 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: Downtown Utica Hospital Attachments: image001.png Got the same thing addressed to me Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:43 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Downtown Utica Hospital FYI. This guy is just nuts. From: Brett [mailto:btruett@softnoze.com] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:24 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital Dear Steve, The Downtown Utica hospital concept is turning into the same "empty promises of something great, we'll tell you later, but pay us now" deal as Nano is. Not entirely bad, since a Downtown Utica hospital district would fo rever set Utica backwards, it's failed urban renewal from the 50's and 60's... a project that offers payouts and kickbacks to persons - who would never seek to live in Downtown Utica - but profit handsomely at the start and in the hospital district's development. While we all need and appreciate a hospital, nobody seeks them out to live beside or for their tourist destinati ons. The public seems to not want this and taxpayers will pay for years to come as nonprofits tax exempt businesses proliferate. Place an urgent or primary medical facility downtown- NOT A 25- 34 acre hospital district!

218 Downtown Utica is on a steady, small scale, comeback. People and students are coming here and not to Consumer Square, finally! The illconceived hospital concept is NOW driving away 41 businesses: http://www.nohospitaldowntown.com/businesses-to-be-displaced-within-the-downtown-utica-hospitalzone. html The concept should be withdrawn ASAP, and hospitals should expand at St. Luke’s and or Faxton. Transition a way from St Elizabeth's as the time and developers arrive. Current politicians, and their agents, MUST STOP pu shing this upon us. Learn more at www.NoHospitalDowntown.com Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown 10-12 Liberty Street Utica, NY 13502 +1(315) 794-0401 www.bretttruett.com PS- In the coming weeks and month our group will be going door-todoor throughout Utica, handing out literature, advertising in the media, and continuing to meet with communi ty groups. At some point citizens will begin attending Common Council meetings, as they are now posting sign s, making calls, and writing to editors. Our battle is a year old, but will only escalate as this sad injustice march es forward to this misguided Albany directive.

219 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:43 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Downtown Utica Hospital FYI. This guy is just nuts. From: Brett [mailto:btruett@softnoze.com] Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:24 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital Dear Steve, The Downtown Utica hospital concept is turning into the same "empty promises of something great, we'll tell you later, but pay us now" deal as Nano is. Not entirely bad, since a Downtown Utica hospital district would fo rever set Utica backwards, it's failed urban renewal from the 50's and 60's... a project that offers payouts and kickbacks to persons - who would never seek to live in Downtown Utica - but profit handsomely at the start and in the hospital district's development. While we all need and appreciate a hospital, nobody seeks them out to live beside or for their tourist destinati ons. The public seems to not want this and taxpayers will pay for years to come as nonprofits tax exempt businesses proliferate. Place an urgent or primary medical facility downtown- NOT A 25- 34 acre hospital district! Downtown Utica is on a steady, small scale, comeback. People and students are coming here and not to Consumer Square, finally! The illconceived hospital concept is NOW driving away 41 businesses: http://www.nohospitaldowntown.com/businesses-to-be-displaced-within-the-downtown-utica-hospitalzone. html The concept should be withdrawn ASAP, and hospitals should expand at St. Luke’s and or Faxton. Transition a way from St Elizabeth's as the time and developers arrive. Current politicians, and their agents, MUST STOP pu shing this upon us. Learn more at www.NoHospitalDowntown.com Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown 10-12 Liberty Street Utica, NY 13502 +1(315) 794-0401

220 www.bretttruett.com PS- In the coming weeks and month our group will be going door-todoor throughout Utica, handing out literature, advertising in the media, and continuing to meet with communi ty groups. At some point citizens will begin attending Common Council meetings, as they are now posting sign s, making calls, and writing to editors. Our battle is a year old, but will only escalate as this sad injustice march es forward to this misguided Albany directive.

221 Pronteau, Robert E From: Brett Sent: Thursday, October 06, 2016 3:13 PM To: Anthony J Picente Jr Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital Dear Mr. Picente, The Downtown Utica hospital concept is turning into the same "empty promises of something great, we'll tell you later, but pay us now" deal as Nano is. Not entirely bad, since a Downtown Utica hospital district would fo rever set Utica backwards, it's failed urban renewal from the 50's and 60's... a project that offers payouts and kickbacks to persons - who would never seek to live in Downtown Utica - but profit handsomely at the start and in the hospital district's development. While we all need and appreciate a hospital, nobody seeks them out to live beside or for their tourist destinati ons. The public seems to not want this and taxpayers will pay for years to come as nonprofits tax exempt businesses proliferate. Place an urgent or primary medical facility downtown- NOT A 25- 34 acre hospital district! Downtown Utica is on a steady, small scale, comeback. People and students are coming here and not to Consumer Square, finally! The illconceived hospital concept is NOW driving away 41 businesses: http://www.nohospitaldowntown.com/businesses-to-be-displaced-within-the-downtown-utica-hospitalzone. html The concept should be withdrawn ASAP, and hospitals should expand at St. Luke’s and or Faxton. Transition a way from St Elizabeth's as the time and developers arrive. Current politicians, and their agents, MUST STOP pu shing this upon us. Learn more at www.NoHospitalDowntown.com Brett Truett, Co-founder #NoHospitalDowntown 10-12 Liberty Street Utica, NY 13502 +1(315) 794-0401 www.bretttruett.com PS- In the coming weeks and month our group will be going door-todoor throughout Utica, handing out literature, advertising in the media, and continuing to meet with communi ty groups. At some point citizens will begin attending Common Council meetings, as they are now posting sign s, making calls, and writing to editors. Our battle is a year old, but will only escalate as this sad injustice march es forward to this misguided Albany directive.

222 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2016 9:43 AM To: 'apicente@ocgov.net' Cc: ckahler@saunderskahler.com; prayhill@ocgov.net; 'Candido, Alfred' Subject: RE: MVHS Projet - County funding to EDGE for Appraisals and other Technical Studies Tony Where does this stand. We are running up big bills on surveys and engineering support on the hospital. The finance committee for EDGE is also asking questions on revenues to support this. Appraisal teams were here in full force last week and this bill is going to approach $200K. We have a $60K contract with OBG on engineering and we will be running up legal and will need to start looking at title. Steve From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:40 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net Cc: ckahler@saunderskahler.com; prayhill@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred Subject: MVHS Projet - County funding to EDGE for Appraisals and other Technical Studies Tony Attached is a draft agreement between County and EDGE for the MVHS project. The agreement would provide $500K to EDGE so that we can undertake appraisals (that are underway and we have made payments) and technical studies that are underway to pave way for SEQRA. Steve

223 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 12:14 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Meeting Mayor on MVHS project Tony This is to remind you that you need to set up meeting with Mayor on MVHS project. This is an action item following our meeting with MVHS, Hammes and Ray. I can update presentation to reflect 60%-40% split on debt service. Steve

224 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Monday, September 19, 2016 4:00 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Bob Scholefield; Gigliotti, Erin; Keblish,Margaret; Connolly Dave Subject: Press Release to media tomorrow - MVHS Begins Selection Process for Architectural and Engineering Firm/Construction Manager Attachments: IMAGE.png; Selection for Architects, Engineers and Construction Manager release 9 20 2016.pdf We always want you to know ahead of time when we are sending out information to the media regarding the new hospital. We will be sending the attached press release to the media tomorrow 9/20/16. It is embargoed until then. Bob Scholefield, executive vice president/COO for MVHS, will be available to do interviews tomorrow as well. Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

225 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2016 8:40 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net Cc: ckahler@saunderskahler.com; prayhill@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred Subject: MVHS Projet - County funding to EDGE for Appraisals and other Technical Studies Attachments: Agreement - County and EDGE 9.16.16.docx Tony Attached is a draft agreement between County and EDGE for the MVHS project. The agreement would provide $500K to EDGE so that we can undertake appraisals (that are underway and we have made payments) and technical studies that are underway to pave way for SEQRA. Steve

226 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 2:51 PM To: aroth@uticaod.com Cc: Jennifer Waters; Debra Altdoerffer Subject: downtown hospital Amy As part of the due diligence effort that is underway, there are a number of technical studies that will occur. One of those studies will be a cultural resource investigation that is part of the State Environmental Quality Review Act. As part of that investigation, the hospital team will do a resource inventory and coordinate with the State’s Historic Preservation Office to address potential concerns. We believe that the merits of the downtown redevelopment opportunity here offers catalytic benefits not only for economic development but strategically infuses new economic activity that can be directed to key buildings and development districts that would benefit by having a major economic driver in this 28 acre parcel of downtown Utica. The hospital project offers opportunities to accelerate the economic transformation of Bagg’s Square, Varick Street, ensure the success of Hotel Utica, and induce market demand in other key downtown structures that could be redeveloped and help attract population, make downtown a true 24/7 neighborhood, and attract a higher degree of economic value that will reverse decades of economic disinvestment. The proposed 28 acre site that is being considered for the hospital project is full of open lots, and blighted properties that offer little in the way of productive reuse. It is time to look at reclaiming this section of downtown Utica and leverage its reuse to drive economic reuse in key buildings that the Landmark’s Society legitimately should prioritize for reuse. I believe the hospital project will create that demand generator that is sorely missing and is the reason why many of the city’s existing building stock lies in disrepair and is at risk of being lost with the passage of time. Taking the view that everything has to be saved is a recipe that guarantees that very little gets saved. The absence of development means that buildings and areas that cannot find new development uses continue to decline and eventually are lost. Utica is littered with abandoned and underutilized facilities. One of the refreshing views by the hospital leadership is its belief that its long term growth can be tied to the economic transformation of downtown Utica. This project takes an intelligent approach to focus on in-fill development vs. continued suburbanization and sprawl development. I would suggest that Landmarks take a look at the development opportunities that are emerging in other Upstate Cities were creation of strategically placed development uses – many of which require site assemblage and site clearance – are drivers to instills development pressures that pump new life in what were once vacant and underutilized buildings and development areas. Health care and medical innovation is a driver in the transformation of downtown Buffalo. a new hospital complex with other critical related uses can do the same here in downtown Utica. It is exciting that renewed interest is emerging in favor of development in Utica’s urban core. There is not sufficient demand to support all of these development opportunities without an infusion of market demand. SUNY Poly will help drive some of that demand but the hospital is a critical piece in linking together critical development districts that will make Utica a cool, hip and interesting place that will attract residential living, commercial amenities and entertainment venues. Steve

227 From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2016 12:08 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital Hi, Jennifer, I'm writing about architecture in the downtown hospital neighborhood and the fact that the Landmarks Society has put two buildings there on a list of endangered historic buildings, both on Columbia Street. The president wasn't just regretful; he doesn't think the hospital should go somewhere that involves tearing down historic buildings. How could Baggs Square have been rejuvenated if the buildings had just been torn down when no one was interested a decade ago, he asked. Does Steve have any comment to make on this argument? An e-mailed quote would be fine. I'm just shopping around for someone who's willing to say that not every historic building can be saved, which I assume is the counterargument. This is for the weekend. Today I'm at 691-2961, in the office tomorrow. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

228 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 15, 2016 9:36 AM To: nancy@paigegroup.com Subject: RE: Status re: MVHS Attachments: image001.png Agree. I did have a conversation with Scott last week. Give me a call when you have a minute. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: nancy@paigegroup.com [mailto:nancy@paigegroup.com] Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:12 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Status re: MVHS Saw the O.D. article. So discouraging. > On Jul 26, 2016, at 2:32 PM, Nancy Pattarini wrote: > > Just wanted you to know that no decision has been made yet on whether to engage us for stakeholder engagement for new hospital. > > Nancy >

229 Pronteau, Robert E From: nancy@paigegroup.com Sent: Sunday, August 14, 2016 11:12 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Status re: MVHS Saw the O.D. article. So discouraging. > On Jul 26, 2016, at 2:32 PM, Nancy Pattarini wrote: > > Just wanted you to know that no decision has been made yet on whether to engage us for stakeholder engagement for new hospital. > > Nancy >

230 Pronteau, Robert E From: Jennifer Waters Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:18 PM To: Debra Altdoerffer Cc: Steven DiMeo; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: RE: downtown hospital Great I will send it out to Amy now. Thanks! Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:17 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Steven DiMeo; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: RE: downtown hospital All the comments are fine. Scott and I just got back from a meeting with the OD Editorial board and Amy asked him a few of those questions as well. One comment Scott did make to Amy is that there are meetings with the Mayor, County Executive and Scott about the new project and the Mayor has stated his office will be working with downtown property owners to help them relocate within the city of Utica. Your comments below align with what Scott said. Thank you for sending. Debbie >>> Jennifer Waters 8/10/2016 3:47 PM >>> Deb- did you have any comments? Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive

231 Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital: • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the

232 properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications

233 Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or

234 authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

235 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 4:17 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Steven DiMeo; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: RE: downtown hospital All the comments are fine. Scott and I just got back from a meeting with the OD Editorial board and Amy asked him a few of those questions as well. One comment Scott did make to Amy is that there are meetings with the Mayor, County Executive and Scott about the new project and the Mayor has stated his office will be working with downtown property owners to help them relocate within the city of Utica. Your comments below align with what Scott said. Thank you for sending. Debbie >>> Jennifer Waters 8/10/2016 3:47 PM >>> Deb- did you have any comments? Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth.

236 ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital: • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide

237 sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital

238 Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

239 Pronteau, Robert E From: Jennifer Waters Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:47 PM To: Debra Altdoerffer Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Steven DiMeo Subject: RE: downtown hospital Deb- did you have any comments? Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital:

240 • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed. Thank you! Amy

241 Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital

242 Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

243 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:04 PM To: jwaters@mvedge.org; sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: RE: downtown hospital Sounds good. From: Jennifer Waters [mailto:jwaters@mvedge.org] Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:02 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Genovese, James; Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital I am fine with. I will forward on to Amy. Thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400

244 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital: • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed.

245 Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393.

246 From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

247 Pronteau, Robert E From: Jennifer Waters Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 3:02 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital I am fine with. I will forward on to Amy. Thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital:

248 • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed. Thank you! Amy

249 Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital

250 Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

251 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:54 PM To: Jennifer Waters Cc: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net); Debra Altdoerffer Subject: RE: downtown hospital See my responses below in red. Please review and if you are OK, go ahead and send this out to Any Roth. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital: • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? An RFP was issued for appraisal services. The RFP was advertised both in the NYS Contract Reporter and the Utica OD . Upon review of submissions, EDGE in consultation with the hospital recommended selection of three appraisal teams that will undertake the valuation of property to help establish likely acquisition prices for site assemblage. EDGE is contracting with the appraisal teams directly and will review appraisals with the hospital before proceeding with negotiations on optioning of property for the project. The appraisals are being piad by EDGE with funding that is expected to be received from Oneida County to support the preliminary development planning for the project. • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? No. the decision on where facilities are located is based on the needs for development of the hospital campus, a medical office complex and those facilities that would serve the hospital and other downtown needs. The valuation process that has commenced is based on the 28 +/- acre site that is proposed for this project and the properties to be assembled are to support the overall needs of the project. The project is driving the site valuation and assemblage process not the other way around. • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? There has been communication. The hospital just sent out an updated communication to explain next steps. EDGE is mailing specific information on the appraisal process, the appraisal team and next steps now that the hospital has

252 issued its update to the affected property owners. This project will take 5-6 years to complete and the next 24 months will be very active with appraisals, title review, surveys, engineering studies, permitting and environmental reviews and negotiating agreements for options. All of this will occur while the hospital completes the necessary requirements to secure required approvals through the NYS Department of Health. The appraisal teams will also engage property owners now that the process has commenced. In terms of ongoing communication, the hospital will be the primary point of contact on the project. EDGE will provide support on those activities that involve site assemblage, permitting, planning and finance and we will be happy to provide information, updates and address questions from the media, property owners and the public that involve activities where it is determined that we would be the appropriate organization to provide information. • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? There is nothing that is preventing businesses from continuing to operate. All the properties in the proposed development area have been notified of the potential project and there will be efforts made to provide sufficient time for businesses to relocate as properties are acquired. Most of the property owners have expressed interest in the project and are appropriately focused on the project’s timetable, and for those businesses that would relocate having sufficient time to find an alternate location for the business. I am unaware of any property in the proposed development areas that has been identified for purchase that would not be purchased if the project is to proceed. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393

253 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital Hi, Jennifer, Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com

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255 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:54 PM To: Genovese, James (jgenovese@ocgov.net) Subject: FW: downtown hospital FYI. From OD.

From: Jennifer Waters Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 1:37 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: Fwd: downtown hospital -Jennifer Waters Sent from Outlook Mobile ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: "Roth, Amy" Date: Wed, Aug 10, 2016 at 1:36 PM -0400 Subject: Re: downtown hospital To: "Jennifer Waters" Hi, Jennifer, Here are my questions regarding the downtown hospital: • Tell me about the appraisal process. I'm told that MV EDGE is paying the appraisers. Is the hospital paying you or where is the money coming from? • Will the results of the appraisals help to determine where the office building and parking gargage(s) go? • Many property owners in the affected area say no one has talked to them about the situation or about their needs moving forward. The mayor had told us city officials were going to talk to them, but now he says it's the health system's job. Whose responsibility is it to keep property owners up to date on the process and how it will or might affect them? • How are the affected businesses supposed to operate and plan for the future given the current state of uncertainty, especially those who may or may not end up being included in the project? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166

256 aroth@uticaod.com On Tue, Aug 9, 2016 at 1:55 PM, Jennifer Waters wrote: He is in and out of the office all week, can you send me your questions? thanks Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393. From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 09, 2016 12:11 PM To: Jennifer Waters Subject: downtown hospital Hi, Jennifer,

257 Alex Gerould and I are working on a story on the property owners who will or might be affected by the downtown hospital. Could I possibly talk to Steve this week about the appraisals and about the situation of property owners, many of whom say they still haven't had anyone official talk to them about the situation? Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

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258 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Friday, August 05, 2016 3:34 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Margaret Keblish; Gigliotti, Erin; Bob Scholefield Subject: Update on Appraisal Process for Downtown Properties Attachments: IMAGE.png; August 2016 Property Owner Letters Appaisal Process 8 4 16.docx; Downtown Property Appraisals Firms Selected 8 8 16.docx The attached letter was mailed today to the downtown properties owners informing them of the next steps in the appraisal process. I anticipate the property owners will receive their letters tomorrow or Monday. We have contracted with three appraisal firms. EDGE will be coordinating the appraisals with the property owners and the assigned appraisal firms. The attached press release that will be sent to the media next week. It is embargoed until on Monday, August 8th. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

259 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nancy Pattarini Sent: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 2:32 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Status re: MVHS Just wanted you to know that no decision has been made yet on whether to engage us for stakeholder engagement for new hospital. Nancy

260 Pronteau, Robert E From: Margaret Keblish Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:19 PM To: Meier Raymond Cc: Scott Perra; Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Funding for New Hospital Attachments: IMAGE.jpg; IMAGE.gif Ray, That works for Scott. I've placed on his calendar. Thank you. Marg Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> "Meier, Raymond" 7/6/2016 3:03 PM >>> Hi Margaret---Scott and I had talked about arranging a meeting with County Exec Picente and Steve Di Meo for next week to discuss funding for the project and efforts to get City of Utica to participate. Steve is out of town next week and has limited availability. Looks like best time to meet is 11 AM Monday, July 11 in County Exec’s office. Could you check Scott’s availability and let me know so I can confirm with others. Thanks. Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com

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262 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:03 PM To: Margaret Keblish Cc: Scott Perra; Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net); Steven DiMeo (sjdimeo@mvedge.org) Subject: Funding for New Hospital Attachments: image001.gif Hi Margaret---Scott and I had talked about arranging a meeting with County Exec Picente and Steve Di Meo for next week to discuss funding for the project and efforts to get City of Utica to participate. Steve is out of town next week and has limited availability. Looks like best time to meet is 11 AM Monday, July 11 in County Exec’s office. Could you check Scott’s availability and let me know so I can confirm with others. Thanks. Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 501 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501-1245 www.bsk.com This email is ONLY for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message.

263 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:09 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: DRI and ams Ken Tompkins called. Is very concerned that there be no leaks on this as 2nd floor is not going to make DRI announcements tomorrow as planned but will wait until after 4th of July holiday. There was some inquiries in Montgomery County earlier today and Governor’s office went ballistic. Ken called to advise that we all keep our powder dry on this and keep our opinions to ourselves. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:21 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: DRI and ams Tony/Anthony Met with some ams folks today who stopped who went to SUNY Poly with Bob to see Quad C and Marcy site. Shawna and I gave them tour. One of the visitor is head of HR for US so it was a good time to establish contact with us and we can begin to work with them on support for hiring. Overall good visit. They met earlier in day with FSMC and M+W on FAB C planning. As of this email, sign off from Schwartz has not been received so the NTP to M+W has not been issued. Based on what was represented on this happening today, Linda was able to get Bernd to stand down on issuing 2nd letter (more strongly worded than prior letter). Hopefully this is resolved today or else we will have further diminishment in credibility. M+W did issue a stop work order to its engineering consultants yesterday. If this is delayed further then Bruno will have more issues with Germany and he runs risk of losing more credibility with management and he can see loss of personnel who will be reassigned to other projects with paying clients. While meeting with ams, Geer brought up DRI and wanted to know if I was over the disappointment. He said the entire thing has been frustrating. He claimed there was discussion with NYS on Utica but that their sense (he felt) that there wasn’t strong warm fuzzies on hospital. If this is the case then we need to have a come to Jesus meeting with whoever is running REDC and find out if we are wasting our time on pushing a downtown hospital if 2nd floor is going to submarine attempts to leverage adddiitonal funds – not for the hospital per se but to make sure that a hospital is a linchpin in the revitalization agenda for downtown Utica. My other concern is that if there were discussions with NYS on the DRI and Utica in particular then there should have been discussion with other key stakeholders on this. Instead it appears that either there was a major attempt to steer this away from Oneida County in an effort to buy goodwill or the MVREDC just took the position that it was not going to be forceful with whoever they dealt within the DRI process. The Governor talks about a bottoms up approach, if Utica was the best option and had support then we should have told the 2nd floor that is our recommendation and we are not backing off. You would think that after all the crap that they are going through with federal investigations that perhaps the last thing they would want is to be accused of meddling and steering the MVREDC away from its process on selecing a downtown when they profess that the REDC’s know best and this is a bottom up process.

264 Fred and Christian read the submissions. Fred said that Oneonta was all fluzz. There was nothing substantive in Amsterdam. The only viable proposals were from Utica and Rome. Yet our council elected not to go with the best proposal but pick the one that would draw in their judgment the least amount of criticism. Steve

265 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 5:21 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: DRI and ams Tony/Anthony Met with some ams folks today who stopped who went to SUNY Poly with Bob to see Quad C and Marcy site. Shawna and I gave them tour. One of the visitor is head of HR for US so it was a good time to establish contact with us and we can begin to work with them on support for hiring. Overall good visit. They met earlier in day with FSMC and M+W on FAB C planning. As of this email, sign off from Schwartz has not been received so the NTP to M+W has not been issued. Based on what was represented on this happening today, Linda was able to get Bernd to stand down on issuing 2nd letter (more strongly worded than prior letter). Hopefully this is resolved today or else we will have further diminishment in credibility. M+W did issue a stop work order to its engineering consultants yesterday. If this is delayed further then Bruno will have more issues with Germany and he runs risk of losing more credibility with management and he can see loss of personnel who will be reassigned to other projects with paying clients. While meeting with ams, Geer brought up DRI and wanted to know if I was over the disappointment. He said the entire thing has been frustrating. He claimed there was discussion with NYS on Utica but that their sense (he felt) that there wasn’t strong warm fuzzies on hospital. If this is the case then we need to have a come to Jesus meeting with whoever is running REDC and find out if we are wasting our time on pushing a downtown hospital if 2nd floor is going to submarine attempts to leverage adddiitonal funds – not for the hospital per se but to make sure that a hospital is a linchpin in the revitalization agenda for downtown Utica. My other concern is that if there were discussions with NYS on the DRI and Utica in particular then there should have been discussion with other key stakeholders on this. Instead it appears that either there was a major attempt to steer this away from Oneida County in an effort to buy goodwill or the MVREDC just took the position that it was not going to be forceful with whoever they dealt within the DRI process. The Governor talks about a bottoms up approach, if Utica was the best option and had support then we should have told the 2nd floor that is our recommendation and we are not backing off. You would think that after all the crap that they are going through with federal investigations that perhaps the last thing they would want is to be accused of meddling and steering the MVREDC away from its process on selecing a downtown when they profess that the REDC’s know best and this is a bottom up process. Fred and Christian read the submissions. Fred said that Oneonta was all fluzz. There was nothing substantive in Amsterdam. The only viable proposals were from Utica and Rome. Yet our council elected not to go with the best proposal but pick the one that would draw in their judgment the least amount of criticism. Steve

266 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dave Connolly Sent: Friday, June 17, 2016 2:26 PM To: Anthony J Picente Jr (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS Planning Attachments: image001.jpg Anthony, We had an initial planning meeting with Christopher Henry, Brian Thomas and members of the MVHS planning team. Great start and a strong sense of willingness on all partiicipants to arrive at a win-win solution for all parties. Thank you for facilitating the county’s involvement in the planning efforts. We will copy you on meeting minutes and updates. Enjoy your weekend, Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document.

267 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dave Connolly Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 8:49 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)'; Henry, Christopher; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Attachments: image001.jpg; image002.png Anthony, Thank you for the response, we are working on schedules and will coordinate with Chris on a date. Looking forward to working together. Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 1:09 PM To: Dave Connolly Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)'; Henry, Christopher; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Dave, Sorry for the delay. Chris Henry is our planner and will be available on those dates, let us know when you would like to meet. Look forward to seeing you. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive

268 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Dave Connolly [mailto:dconnolly@hammesco.com] Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 8:14 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)' Subject: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Mr. Picente, During an earlier meeting between MVHS leadership and governmental representatives that a coordinated planning process would be mutually benefitial to all parties. It was discussed that a staff member from Oneida County would be assigned to the Mohawk Valley Health System new hospital in downtown Utica. This role would be as a liaison between entities and assist in coordination of planning, approvals and communications between various governmental and private agencies. We are actively engaged in site due diligence, land appraisals and final project scope definition. We will soon be soliciting proposals from architects, engineers and construction management firms. Has a planning staff member been assigned to the project and is it possible to schedule a meeting to identify roles, responsibilities and timelines? Hammes Company staff is currently on site every other week meeting with MVHS leadership and other consultants. The next visit is June 15-16. Let me know if it would possible to meet, or we can schedule another time which will meet your schedule. We look forward to a successful collaboration on a one in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you for your leadership and partnership, Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document.

269 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dave Connolly Sent: Monday, June 13, 2016 8:49 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)'; Henry, Christopher; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Attachments: image001.jpg; image002.png Anthony, Thank you for the response, we are working on schedules and will coordinate with Chris on a date. Looking forward to working together. Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 1:09 PM To: Dave Connolly Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)'; Henry, Christopher; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Dave, Sorry for the delay. Chris Henry is our planner and will be available on those dates, let us know when you would like to meet. Look forward to seeing you. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive

270 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Dave Connolly [mailto:dconnolly@hammesco.com] Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 8:14 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)' Subject: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Mr. Picente, During an earlier meeting between MVHS leadership and governmental representatives that a coordinated planning process would be mutually benefitial to all parties. It was discussed that a staff member from Oneida County would be assigned to the Mohawk Valley Health System new hospital in downtown Utica. This role would be as a liaison between entities and assist in coordination of planning, approvals and communications between various governmental and private agencies. We are actively engaged in site due diligence, land appraisals and final project scope definition. We will soon be soliciting proposals from architects, engineers and construction management firms. Has a planning staff member been assigned to the project and is it possible to schedule a meeting to identify roles, responsibilities and timelines? Hammes Company staff is currently on site every other week meeting with MVHS leadership and other consultants. The next visit is June 15-16. Let me know if it would possible to meet, or we can schedule another time which will meet your schedule. We look forward to a successful collaboration on a one in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you for your leadership and partnership, Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document.

271 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, June 10, 2016 2:09 PM To: dconnolly@hammesco.com Cc: BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org; chenry@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net; acarroll@ocgov.net Subject: RE: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Attachments: image002.png; image003.jpg Dave, Sorry for the delay. Chris Henry is our planner and will be available on those dates, let us know when you would like to meet. Look forward to seeing you. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Dave Connolly [mailto:dconnolly@hammesco.com] Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 8:14 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)' Subject: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Mr. Picente, During an earlier meeting between MVHS leadership and governmental representatives that a coordinated planning process would be mutually benefitial to all parties. It was discussed that a staff member from Oneida County would be assigned to the Mohawk Valley Health System new hospital in downtown Utica. This role would be as a liaison between entities and assist in coordination of planning, approvals and communications between various governmental and private agencies. We are actively engaged in site due diligence, land appraisals and final project scope definition. We will soon be soliciting proposals from architects, engineers and construction management firms. Has a planning staff member been assigned to the project and is it possible to schedule a meeting to identify roles, responsibilities and timelines? Hammes Company staff is currently on site every other week meeting with MVHS leadership and other consultants. The next visit is June 15-16. Let me know if it would possible to meet, or we can schedule another time which will meet your schedule. We look forward to a successful collaboration on a one in a lifetime opportunity.

272 Thank you for your leadership and partnership, Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document.

273 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dave Connolly Sent: Monday, June 06, 2016 8:14 AM To: Anthony J Picente Jr (apicente@ocgov.net) Cc: 'Bob Scholefield (BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org)' Subject: Mohawk Valley Health System - Planning Attachments: image001.jpg Mr. Picente, During an earlier meeting between MVHS leadership and governmental representatives that a coordinated planning process would be mutually benefitial to all parties. It was discussed that a staff member from Oneida County would be assigned to the Mohawk Valley Health System new hospital in downtown Utica. This role would be as a liaison between entities and assist in coordination of planning, approvals and communications between various governmental and private agencies. We are actively engaged in site due diligence, land appraisals and final project scope definition. We will soon be soliciting proposals from architects, engineers and construction management firms. Has a planning staff member been assigned to the project and is it possible to schedule a meeting to identify roles, responsibilities and timelines? Hammes Company staff is currently on site every other week meeting with MVHS leadership and other consultants. The next visit is June 15-16. Let me know if it would possible to meet, or we can schedule another time which will meet your schedule. We look forward to a successful collaboration on a one in a lifetime opportunity. Thank you for your leadership and partnership, Dave David J. Connolly, Senior Vice President Hammes Company 18000 W. Sarah Lane, Suite 250 Brookfield, WI 53045 Office: 262.792.4725 | Cell: 414.630.5900 | Fax: 262.792.3620 dconnolly@hammesco.com | www.hammesco.com Please consider the environment before printing. Unless specifically stated above, electronic signature of this e-mail does not create any binding agreement with or obligation by Hammes Company. Further, Hammes Company accepts no liability for the content of this e-mail, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided in it, unless that content or information is subsequently confirmed by Hammes Company in a separate written document.

274 Pronteau, Robert E From: rvenettozzi@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 3:49 PM To: spapale@mvedge.org Cc: chenry@ocgov.net; jkent@ocgov.net Subject: New employee Shawna: Our office has a new staff member, Chris Henry, whose primary responsibilities will be split between the Planning Department and the County Executive’s Office. He was hired as a Sr. Planner to work on special projects, representing Oneida County/County Executive, in our area such as: the MVHS Hospital Proposal for Downtown Utica & the Downtown Utica Housing Initiative. He has been researching and trying to gather background information on Oneida County and the various projects. Chris grew up in Pennsylvania so his knowledge of some of our “history” is limited. Would you (or your staff) have some time to meet with him and discuss Mohawk Valley EDGE’s role (and history)? I thought he could come to your office and then get to see Griffiss Business Park and all the development as well. Thank you in advance and let me know what works. Regina _________________________________ Regina A. Venettozzi, Chief Planner Oneida County Department of Planning Boehlert Center at Union Station 321 Main Street Utica, New York 13501 315-798-5710 rvenettozzi@ocgov.net

275 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, May 23, 2016 1:59 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Cc: Scott Perra; Bob Scholefield; Dave Connolly Subject: Utica DRI Final Attachments: Downtown Utica DRI Submission Final sm.pdf Tony/Anthony: This is the final DRI submission from Utica. They should be emailing it to Ken Tompkins today. They have a few letters of support and are looking to garner a few more. This request will be reviewed by a separate committee of the MVREDC. This is a competitive process so it has to beat out other proposals submitted from within the MV Region. Steve

276 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, May 20, 2016 2:17 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: Utica DRI Attachments: DRAFT Proposal Designed.pdf This is final draft that we gave to City. They have following tasks 1. Mayor’s signature 2. Letters of Support 3. We gave them until 9AM on Monday to make any final tweaks of a minor nature. This will go to Ken Tompkins on Monday, which is the due date for submission. I think the work product is very good. Christian, Fred, Laura and Jen did a great job on this. Sandy Mathes is making big push for Oneonta and is telling people Utica already got $300 M. Rome will have product for submission – they paid Bergmann to prepare. I am expecting a submission from Gloversville and Amsterdam. I am not sure about Little Falls or Sharon Springs. Steve

277 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:51 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: So far... Utica DRI Attachments: DRAFT Proposal Designed.pdf Tony This is a working draft. It is not finished. We have a few more project profiles to insert and do a little bit of a tweak on sections. From: Jennifer Waters Sent: Thursday, May 19, 2016 3:45 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Fred Arcuri; Laura Cohen; Christian Mercurio Subject: So far... Here is my draft so far, tomorrow I need to finish the project profiles. Would love some feedback. I think some sections are really heavy and others are very light. Please red pen away. Jennifer Waters Vice President Communications Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 315-338-0393 jwaters@mvedge.org  Please consider the environment before printing this email. NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIALITY: This electronic communication is a privileged confidential communication and is intended only for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed and is exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If the reader of the communication is not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any use, including dissemination or copying, of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you receive this communication in error, please delete and contact (315) 338-0393.

278 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 4:50 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: DiMeo, Steve; Meier, Ray; Scott Perra; Bob Scholefield; Sharon Palmer; Margaret Keblish; Connolly Dave; Gigliotti, Erin; cgreco@cityofutica.com Subject: New Hospital Appraisal Process - Press Release Attachments: IMAGE.png; Downtown Property Appraisals Embargoed Press Release for 5.18.16.docx The attached press release will be sent to the media late tomorrow morning from MVHS. If you have questions or need additional information please let me know. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

279 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2016 8:21 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Bob Scholefield; Connolly Dave; DiMeo, Steve; Margaret Keblish; Meier, Ray; Scott Perra; Burton, Karen Subject: New Hospital Downtown - Communication Update Attachments: IMAGE.png; Property Owner Letter Final 5 12 16.docx We want to keep you updated on the MVHS activities surrounding the new hospital and the proposed downtown site. A legal notice will appear in the Observer Dispatch tomorrow about the RFP process to engaged certified appraisers for the downtown properties and the attached letter is mailing to downtown property owners this week. MVHS will issue a press release to the media tomorrow (I will send you the final this afternoon) about the RFP process and the letter to the property owners. Throughout the many steps of this project we will be as transparent as possible with our community and the media. Please let me know if you have any questions or need additional information. Thank you. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

280 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, May 13, 2016 8:27 PM To: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); apicente@ocgov.net Subject: MVHS Attachments: MVHS Downtown Parcel Owners 5-9-16.pdf; Utica Property Acquisition - revised 2016-5-9 (2).pdf; MVHS EDGE RFP for Appraisal Services FINAL 05-12-16.docx; App RFP Cover NYS Contracr Reporter 5-12-16v2.docx; Property Owner Letter revised 5-10-16 .docx Follow Up Flag: Follow up Flag Status: Flagged RFPs for appraisals were emailed and mailed today. Sent 20 RFP’s out for MVHS. Will post RFP on NYS Contract Reporter and we will put legal notice in Utica OD. Proposals are due on June 8th. Letter to property owners hopefully went out today as well. Things are beginning to move forward. We need to sit and discuss money to cover appraisals and other due diligence requirements. MVHS will need to do this as part of the application they need to file with NYS DOH. When can we meet to discuss this?

281 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:51 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: Nick Matt Update: 1. Letter to property owners is finalized. It should be mailed shortly. It went through a number of reviews within MVHS but it is ready to go. I believe MVHS will do PR that letter to property owners is being sent out. 2. RFP for appraisal services is drafted and has been revised. It will be sent out tomorrow to about 20 + firms. We will post in NYS Contract Reporter and we may put legal notice in OD. We will email appraisals and put hard copies in mail. Due date is June 8. 3. Draft of DRI plan is done. I will look at revised copy tomorrow. We will give it to city for a quick review and will put cover letter from Mayor on it and send it in. DRI will link hospital with Varick St., Baggs, Aud, Harbor. Of $10 M in available funding, $5.75 M will go toward hospital project. Balance are all improvements that help build connectivity and other improvements. 4. I sent both of you an email with request for funding to support due diligence activities. We need $400,000 to support appraisals, engineering and technical reviews. 5. Set up meeting with MVHS finance team and the EB-5 Regional Center out of Albany on financing. We met today. This is something that warrants closer review as source of mezzanine financing that has 5 to 7 year take out requirement. They are willing to do some preliminary work to see how to size possible participation and we would need to figure out how to layer this in if we think it can work. 6. DOH will ask for application by June on $300 M with submissions due by August. That application will need to provide evidence that this is an executable project. Not sure we cand o this by August as I doubt we will have much in the way of property assemblage under control. They will also be looking at status of financing as they want to see evidence that project is funded. In terms of Nick, I think it would be good to meet with him. Hammes is not prepared at this point to talk about reuse of hospitals. No body has focused on this at this juncture since the immediate concern is to new hospital project funding underway. We will need funding to do reuse study on hosptials.We tried in last year’s CFA and MVREDC scored the reuse plan low. They funded a choo choo train in cooperstown higher for planning money and some bogus study for the Oneonta airport (seward pushed). DOH may require proof that there is a plan for a buyer on hospitals before approving a plan. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2016 7:24 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Steven DiMeo Subject: Nick Matt I spoke to Nick tonight about the hospital. He does have concerns but I think they can be easily addressed. Primarily he's concerned about the existing facilities and what kind of development will go around the hospital.

282 I think it would be useful to have Hammes reach out to him to explain the vision. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

283 Pronteau, Robert E From: Scott Perra Sent: Thursday, May 05, 2016 8:27 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Cc: Meier, Ray Subject: Fwd: Downtown Utica Hospital Attachments: IMAGE.png; Downtown Utica Hospital FYI I received this while I was away. First time he has directly contacted me..I thought you might want to see it. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

284 Pronteau, Robert E From: Brett Sent: Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:33 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Downtown Utica Hospital This email is to confirm my great displeasure on the insistence for placing the hospital in downtown Utica. Myself and others have begun steps to elevate the ill-conceived concept onto a much broader audience across the Mohawk Valley and New York State. Just one effort is... www.nohospitaldowntown.com In the coming months the movement will grow. You will learn that the planned health care transformation should not come at the expense of the city- and the destruction of important blocks of buildings, streets and alleys in Utica! Do you have the courage to speak out and work to place the funding at St. Luke's ? You will be remembered (by many) on how you decide on this critical decision. This movement is my current personal mission- I would be honored for your reply and personal statement on the hospital site location process and final determination. Sincerely, Brett Truett Mobile: 794-0401 www.bretttruett.com PS- This form email is being sent under separate cover to members far-and-wide within the regional government and hospital administration.

285 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, April 25, 2016 10:09 AM To: Scott Perra; 'Caruso, Delores (LABOR)'; nconnolly@hammesco.com; dconnolly@hammesco.com; 'Steven DiMeo'; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Anthony Brindisi; Caitlin Calogero; adey@nysenate.gov; laiello1@mvhealthsystem.org; MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org; MeierR@bsk.com; BSCHOLEF@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: MVHS Downtown Hospital Meeting Follow Up Attachments: Orange_Regional_2008_Final_OS.pdf Importance: High All, Margaret was kind enough to forward me Ray and Bob’s e-mails so this e-mail chain includes everyone from Friday’s meeting. When sharing updates in the future please use this chain as everyone will be able to stay in communication and on the same page. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 5:44 PM To: Scott Perra; 'Caruso, Delores (LABOR)'; 'nconnolly@hammesco.com'; 'dconnolly@hammesco.com'; 'Steven DiMeo'; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; 'Anthony Brindisi'; 'Caitlin Calogero'; 'adey@nysenate.gov'; 'laiello1@mvhealthsystem.org' Cc: 'Margaret Keblish' Subject: MVHS Downtown Hospital Meeting Follow Up Importance: High All, This is a follow up to our meeting this afternoon regarding the downtown hospital. I included everyone who attended today’s meeting (or their representatives) with the exception of Senator Meier and Bob as I don’t have their e-mails. I thought having everyone on the same e-mail chain could be an advantageous way for everyone to communicate and stay on the same page.

286 Per Assemblyman Brindisi’s recommendation, below is the e-mail I received back in January from Mitchell Amado who was the former CFO at Orange Regional Medical during the planning, construction and opening of that new hospital. I also attached the document Mr. Amado provided me in his initial correspondence back in January. He might be a new a good resource for us to contact. Hope everyone has a good weekend. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Mitchell Amado [mailto:amadomj@twc.com] Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:05 PM To: Mayor Cc: amadomj@twc.com Subject: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital. Good day Mayor Palmieri, By way of introduction my name is Mitchell Amado. I grew up Utica, graduated from Proctor High School in 1980 received a Cross Country Running scholarship to LeMoyne College where I graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1984. My parents and a couple of my siblings still reside in Utica. I currently reside in Saratoga Springs, NY and I am the CFO at Glens Falls Hospital. Previously I was the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center for several years. You may view my full professional profile on LinkedIn. I have attached for your reading the Official Statement including the feasibility study that was prepared by Orange Regional Medical Center as we solicited investors for new hospital financing. A project of such magnitude is no easy task in any community. I have been staying on top of the happenings in Utica’s and the challenges with the project. I have a wealth of information and direct hands on experience in this matter and would be willing to discuss with you anytime the journey of Orange Regional Medical Center from the cost effective decision to build the new hospital using the Design Build concept, the monetization and sale strategy of the two existing campuses, equipment acquisition strategy , navigating thru the regulatory and political landscapes and anything you would wish to speak about that may be helpful in the Journey towards Utica’s new Hospital. We were thrown many curveballs along the way and even beaned a few times at Orange. We stayed the course and hit a grand slam for community. Mr. Mayor, your leadership has been forward thinking and outstanding. I have a great connection with Utica and many great memories over the years. If I can be of any value in your journey do not hesitate to contact me. Best Regards, Mitchell Amado

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288 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 6:24 PM To: Charles Greco Cc: Scott Perra; nconnolly@hammesco.com; dconnolly@hammesco.com; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Anthony Brindisi; Caitlin Calogero; adey@nysenate.gov; laiello1@mvhealthsystem.org; Margaret Keblish Subject: Re: MVHS Downtown Hospital Meeting Follow Up Thanks , Sonny. Today was a great meeting and look forward to future meetings. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 22, 2016, at 5:45 PM, "Charles Greco" wrote: > > ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. > > All, > > This is a follow up to our meeting this afternoon regarding the downtown hospital. > > I included everyone who attended today’s meeting (or their representatives) with the exception of Senator Meier and Bob as I don’t have their e-mails. I thought having everyone on the same e-mail chain could be an advantageous way for everyone to communicate and stay on the same page. > > Per Assemblyman Brindisi’s recommendation, below is the e-mail I received back in January from Mitchell Amado who was the former CFO at Orange Regional Medical during the planning, construction and opening of that new hospital. > > I also attached the document Mr. Amado provided me in his initial correspondence back in January. He might be a new a good resource for us to contact. > > Hope everyone has a good weekend. > > -Sonny > > All the best, > > Charles “Sonny” Greco > Chief of Staff > Mayor Robert M. Palmieri > City of Utica > 1 Kennedy Plaza > Utica, NY 13502 > Phone 315-792-0110 > Fax 315-734-9250 > From: Mitchell Amado [mailto:amadomj@twc.com] > Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:05 PM

289 > To: Mayor > Cc: amadomj@twc.com > Subject: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital. > > Good day Mayor Palmieri, > By way of introduction my name is Mitchell Amado. I grew up Utica, graduated from Proctor High School in 1980 received a Cross Country Running scholarship to LeMoyne College where I graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1984. > My parents and a couple of my siblings still reside in Utica. I currently reside in Saratoga Springs, NY and I am the CFO at Glens Falls Hospital. Previously I was the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center for several years. You may view my full professional profile on LinkedIn. > > I have attached for your reading the Official Statement including the feasibility study that was prepared by Orange Regional Medical Center as we solicited investors for new hospital financing. A project of such magnitude is no easy task in any community. I have been staying on top of the happenings in Utica’s and the challenges with the project. I have a wealth of information and direct hands on experience in this matter and would be willing to discuss with you anytime the journey of Orange Regional Medical Center from the cost effective decision to build the new hospital using the Design Build concept, the monetization and sale strategy of the two existing campuses, equipment acquisition strategy , navigating thru the regulatory and political landscapes and anything you would wish to speak about that may be helpful in the Journey towards Utica’s new Hospital. We were thrown many curveballs along the way and even beaned a few times at Orange. We stayed the course and hit a grand slam for community. > Mr. Mayor, your leadership has been forward thinking and outstanding. I have a great connection with Utica and many great memories over the years. If I can be of any value in your journey do not hesitate to contact me. > > > Best Regards, > > Mitchell Amado > > amadomj@twc.com > > 845-649-9802 > > > > >

290 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 6:24 PM To: Charles Greco Cc: Scott Perra; nconnolly@hammesco.com; dconnolly@hammesco.com; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Anthony Brindisi; Caitlin Calogero; adey@nysenate.gov; laiello1@mvhealthsystem.org; Margaret Keblish Subject: Re: MVHS Downtown Hospital Meeting Follow Up Thanks , Sonny. Today was a great meeting and look forward to future meetings. Sent from my iPhone > On Apr 22, 2016, at 5:45 PM, "Charles Greco" wrote: > > ATTENTION: This email came from an external source. Do not open attachments or click on links from unknown senders or unexpected emails. > > All, > > This is a follow up to our meeting this afternoon regarding the downtown hospital. > > I included everyone who attended today’s meeting (or their representatives) with the exception of Senator Meier and Bob as I don’t have their e-mails. I thought having everyone on the same e-mail chain could be an advantageous way for everyone to communicate and stay on the same page. > > Per Assemblyman Brindisi’s recommendation, below is the e-mail I received back in January from Mitchell Amado who was the former CFO at Orange Regional Medical during the planning, construction and opening of that new hospital. > > I also attached the document Mr. Amado provided me in his initial correspondence back in January. He might be a new a good resource for us to contact. > > Hope everyone has a good weekend. > > -Sonny > > All the best, > > Charles “Sonny” Greco > Chief of Staff > Mayor Robert M. Palmieri > City of Utica > 1 Kennedy Plaza > Utica, NY 13502 > Phone 315-792-0110 > Fax 315-734-9250 > From: Mitchell Amado [mailto:amadomj@twc.com] > Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:05 PM

291 > To: Mayor > Cc: amadomj@twc.com > Subject: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital. > > Good day Mayor Palmieri, > By way of introduction my name is Mitchell Amado. I grew up Utica, graduated from Proctor High School in 1980 received a Cross Country Running scholarship to LeMoyne College where I graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1984. > My parents and a couple of my siblings still reside in Utica. I currently reside in Saratoga Springs, NY and I am the CFO at Glens Falls Hospital. Previously I was the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center for several years. You may view my full professional profile on LinkedIn. > > I have attached for your reading the Official Statement including the feasibility study that was prepared by Orange Regional Medical Center as we solicited investors for new hospital financing. A project of such magnitude is no easy task in any community. I have been staying on top of the happenings in Utica’s and the challenges with the project. I have a wealth of information and direct hands on experience in this matter and would be willing to discuss with you anytime the journey of Orange Regional Medical Center from the cost effective decision to build the new hospital using the Design Build concept, the monetization and sale strategy of the two existing campuses, equipment acquisition strategy , navigating thru the regulatory and political landscapes and anything you would wish to speak about that may be helpful in the Journey towards Utica’s new Hospital. We were thrown many curveballs along the way and even beaned a few times at Orange. We stayed the course and hit a grand slam for community. > Mr. Mayor, your leadership has been forward thinking and outstanding. I have a great connection with Utica and many great memories over the years. If I can be of any value in your journey do not hesitate to contact me. > > > Best Regards, > > Mitchell Amado > > amadomj@twc.com > > 845-649-9802 > > > > >

292 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, April 22, 2016 5:45 PM To: Scott Perra; 'Caruso, Delores (LABOR)'; nconnolly@hammesco.com; dconnolly@hammesco.com; 'Steven DiMeo'; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Anthony Brindisi; Caitlin Calogero; adey@nysenate.gov; laiello1@mvhealthsystem.org Cc: 'Margaret Keblish' Subject: MVHS Downtown Hospital Meeting Follow Up Attachments: Orange_Regional_2008_Final_OS.pdf Importance: High All, This is a follow up to our meeting this afternoon regarding the downtown hospital. I included everyone who attended today’s meeting (or their representatives) with the exception of Senator Meier and Bob as I don’t have their e-mails. I thought having everyone on the same e-mail chain could be an advantageous way for everyone to communicate and stay on the same page. Per Assemblyman Brindisi’s recommendation, below is the e-mail I received back in January from Mitchell Amado who was the former CFO at Orange Regional Medical during the planning, construction and opening of that new hospital. I also attached the document Mr. Amado provided me in his initial correspondence back in January. He might be a new a good resource for us to contact. Hope everyone has a good weekend. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Mitchell Amado [mailto:amadomj@twc.com] Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:05 PM To: Mayor Cc: amadomj@twc.com Subject: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital.

293 Good day Mayor Palmieri, By way of introduction my name is Mitchell Amado. I grew up Utica, graduated from Proctor High School in 1980 received a Cross Country Running scholarship to LeMoyne College where I graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1984. My parents and a couple of my siblings still reside in Utica. I currently reside in Saratoga Springs, NY and I am the CFO at Glens Falls Hospital. Previously I was the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center for several years. You may view my full professional profile on LinkedIn. I have attached for your reading the Official Statement including the feasibility study that was prepared by Orange Regional Medical Center as we solicited investors for new hospital financing. A project of such magnitude is no easy task in any community. I have been staying on top of the happenings in Utica’s and the challenges with the project. I have a wealth of information and direct hands on experience in this matter and would be willing to discuss with you anytime the journey of Orange Regional Medical Center from the cost effective decision to build the new hospital using the Design Build concept, the monetization and sale strategy of the two existing campuses, equipment acquisition strategy , navigating thru the regulatory and political landscapes and anything you would wish to speak about that may be helpful in the Journey towards Utica’s new Hospital. We were thrown many curveballs along the way and even beaned a few times at Orange. We stayed the course and hit a grand slam for community. Mr. Mayor, your leadership has been forward thinking and outstanding. I have a great connection with Utica and many great memories over the years. If I can be of any value in your journey do not hesitate to contact me. Best Regards, Mitchell Amado amadomj@twc.com 845-649-9802

294 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Wednesday, April 13, 2016 9:08 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; Amanda Carroll; cgreco@cityofutica.com; abizzari@cityofutica.com; Calogeroc@assembly.state.ny.us; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Margaret Keblish; Scott Perra; Gigliotti, Erin Subject: New Hospital Press Conference today - 3pm Attachments: IMAGE.png; MVHS Press Conference Agenda 4 13 16.docx; Hospital Conceptual Drawing 2016.pdf; Q&A Re MVHS New Hospital 4 4 16 FINAL.pdf Attached is the draft agenda for today's 3pm press conference. If you have any suggestion, or changes please contact Erin Gigliotti in our office at (315) 624-5581 or egigliot@mvhealthsystem.com. Also attached is a draft conceptual drawing of what the hospital might look like downtown. Scott Perra, CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) will be sharing this draft with the media today. The agenda, conceptual drawing and a Q&A that MVHS has made available to the public on our hospital websites will be in the press packets. If you have any documents you'd like us to add please email them to us by Noon today. Thank you for your support of this event. We look forward to seeing you there. Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

295 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 9:16 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Attachments: image002.jpg; image003.jpg; image004.jpg; image005.png I looked at this and think that the information is sketchy and if this is a series of talking points it provides too much in the way of opportunity for folks to deviate from the script. I thought a Q&A format would be something that would be posted on a web site or distributed to folks. This does not really cut it. Is Scott going to release the renderings and aerials that Hammes had done? It is time to get the visuals into the public domain so that folks can see the vision. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 3:38 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: FW: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Call me after you read them. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Carroll, Amanda Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:34 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm

296 Thank You, Amanda Amanda Daniels Carroll Executive Secretary to the County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390(Fax) From: Erin Gigliotti [mailto:egigliot@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:26 PM To: Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Hello again, I apologize but I the media advisory I sent was not correct. Attached is the media advisory and potential questions from the media. Thank you, Erin Erin Gigliotti Manager/Media Specialist Communications & Marketing Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610

297 >>> Erin Gigliotti 4/11/2016 3:22 PM >>> Good afternoon, Attached is our draft media advisory for Wednesday. Please let me know if Oneida County Executive Picente has any changes. Also attached is a list of potential questions we think the media will ask just to give Scott, the Mayor and Mr. Picente a heads up. We are working on an agenda now but would like Scott, Mayor Palmieri and Mr. Picente to introduce themselves and talk briefly about how they are involved in the project. Debra Altdoerffer mentioned Mr. Picente may want to discuss how they are looking at having a county employee dedicated to this project. We would like to send the media advisory out tomorrow morning. Let me know if you have any questions, thank you! Erin Erin Gigliotti Manager/Media Specialist Communications & Marketing Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610 From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:45 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; Mayor Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; Gigliotti, Erin; jgenovese@ocgov.net; abrizzari@cityofutica.com; Charles Greco; Margaret Keblish Subject: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Oneida County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, After the announcement of the renewed state funding of $300 million for a new hospital, we (the Mohawk Valley Heath System), stated that we would get the media together for a question and answer forum sometime this week. We have tentatively planned a press event for this Wednesday, April 13 at 3pm. In speaking with Scott this morning we felt it may be more beneficial if we can schedule all three of you to meet with the media at the same time. While there are still a number of questions that we don't know the answer to, providing the information together may help to better coordinate the media message.

298 If this date and time does not work - we'd be happy to coordinate a date in the near future. Please let me know, 624- 5716. Thank you, Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You! CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

299 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:01 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Attachments: IMAGE.jpg; IMAGE.png; image001.jpg; image002.jpg It will be after exec committee. Mtg Sent from my iPhone On Apr 12, 2016, at 3:37 PM, Picente, Anthony wrote: Call me after you read them. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 From: Carroll, Amanda Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:34 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Thank You, Amanda

300 Amanda Daniels Carroll Executive Secretary to the County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390(Fax) From: Erin Gigliotti [mailto:egigliot@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:26 PM To: Carroll, Amanda Subject: RE: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Hello again, I apologize but I the media advisory I sent was not correct. Attached is the media advisory and potential questions from the media. Thank you, Erin Erin Gigliotti Manager/Media Specialist Communications & Marketing Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610 >>> Erin Gigliotti 4/11/2016 3:22 PM >>> Good afternoon, Attached is our draft media advisory for Wednesday. Please let me know if Oneida County Executive Picente has any changes. Also attached is a list of potential questions we think the media will ask just to give Scott, the Mayor and Mr. Picente a heads up. We are working on an agenda now but would like Scott, Mayor Palmieri and Mr. Picente to introduce themselves and talk briefly about how they are involved in the project. Debra Altdoerffer mentioned Mr. Picente may want to discuss how they are looking at having a county employee dedicated to this project. We would like to send the media advisory out tomorrow morning.

301 Let me know if you have any questions, thank you! Erin Erin Gigliotti Manager/Media Specialist Communications & Marketing Mohawk Valley Health System P: 315.624.5581 F: 315.624.5610 From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:45 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; Mayor Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; Gigliotti, Erin; jgenovese@ocgov.net; abrizzari@cityofutica.com; Charles Greco; Margaret Keblish Subject: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Oneida County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, After the announcement of the renewed state funding of $300 million for a new hospital, we (the Mohawk Valley Heath System), stated that we would get the media together for a question and answer forum sometime this week. We have tentatively planned a press event for this Wednesday, April 13 at 3pm. In speaking with Scott this morning we felt it may be more beneficial if we can schedule all three of you to meet with the media at the same time. While there are still a number of questions that we don't know the answer to, providing the information together may help to better coordinate the media message. If this date and time does not work - we'd be happy to coordinate a date in the near future. Please let me know, 624-5716. Thank you, Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org

302 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

303 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 11:17 AM To: Debra Altdoerffer; apicente@ocgov.net Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; Gigliotti, Erin; jgenovese@ocgov.net; Margaret Keblish Subject: RE: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Attachments: image001.png Good morning, Debbie. This e-mail is to confirm Mayor Palmieri’s availability for Wednesday April 13th at 3:00 pm. Thank you. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Debra Altdoerffer [mailto:daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:45 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; Mayor Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; Gigliotti, Erin; jgenovese@ocgov.net; abrizzari@cityofutica.com; Charles Greco; Margaret Keblish Subject: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Oneida County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, After the announcement of the renewed state funding of $300 million for a new hospital, we (the Mohawk Valley Heath System), stated that we would get the media together for a question and answer forum sometime this week. We have tentatively planned a press event for this Wednesday, April 13 at 3pm. In speaking with Scott this morning we felt it may be more beneficial if we can schedule all three of you to meet with the media at the same time. While there are still a number of questions that we don't know the answer to, providing the information together may help to better coordinate the media message. If this date and time does not work - we'd be happy to coordinate a date in the near future. Please let me know, 624- 5716. Thank you,

304 Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

305 Pronteau, Robert E From: Debra Altdoerffer Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 10:45 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; mayor@cityofutica.com Cc: acarroll@ocgov.net; Gigliotti, Erin; jgenovese@ocgov.net; abrizzari@cityofutica.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Margaret Keblish Subject: Joint Q&A with the media - Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 3pm Attachments: IMAGE.png Oneida County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, After the announcement of the renewed state funding of $300 million for a new hospital, we (the Mohawk Valley Heath System), stated that we would get the media together for a question and answer forum sometime this week. We have tentatively planned a press event for this Wednesday, April 13 at 3pm. In speaking with Scott this morning we felt it may be more beneficial if we can schedule all three of you to meet with the media at the same time. While there are still a number of questions that we don't know the answer to, providing the information together may help to better coordinate the media message. If this date and time does not work - we'd be happy to coordinate a date in the near future. Please let me know, 624- 5716. Thank you, Debbie Debra Altdoerffer, VP Communications & Development Faxton St.Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center P 315.624.5716 daltdoer@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

306 Pronteau, Robert E From: Joseph Bottini Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2016 9:10 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Fwd: Emailing: Sign for Bagg Commemorative Park Monuments Attachments: Sign for Bagg Commemorative Park Monuments.doc Mr. Picente Copy of communication with Mayor Palmeri below. I mentioned your name and forgot to include yo with a CC. Joe Bo Mayor Oneida County (Utica) has as much connection to America's history as any region in the nation. I would love to sit down and map out a five year plan of attack on this issue. No job title, no employment, no pay, no obligation to follow my suggestions. Wait until you see our mural. Hopefully your worker bees will allow you to read this yourself. But, alas, I know how busy you are and this is small potatoes. By the way, I believe the hospital downtown could turn out to be a white elephant. An issue you, Tony and others are being ill-advised about for sure. When money makes a decision, it usually turns out wrong. A rushed (decision) round-a-bout at Oneida Square is a sad excuse for progress. Good idea, but the design (construction) is terrible. Tons of people are mocking it. Why? It is too small to do what it is supposed to do - ease the flow of traffic. It has 6 roads combing into a circle not big enough for 4 entry roads. There ought to be at least two car lengths, or more, per portion of the circle per entry road to be effective. I have seen large trucks ride up over the bricks to make the turn. It is great when the traffic is light. I am sorry to inform you of this notion but . . . good old Utica tries hard, but as an outsider I must tell you we could do better. I know . . . little money and lots of politics make progress difficult. I still think you have done an admirable job with a lot of other issues. I still think you are one of the best mayors Utica has had in a while. Have the law changed to allow a third term because you will need it to finish some things. Well . . . As per our conversation, suggestive wording for signs (to be placed on monuments at Bagg Commemorative

307 Park) is attached. I think the covers look better than admitting an inability to get it done as the signs will scream out. The signs will announce our mistake. They will arouse questions and make us look foolish. Covered as is, they look like an electrical panel cover or such. The covers are plain and innocuous. A sign draws attention to something being a-miss. I feel it right not to draw attention to something we want to hide/ignore or made not to be there. You are being ill-advised otherwise; but as I promised - I do. By the way, if there was a modicum of sense/patriotism in anyone in city government's employ there would be a proper flag flying on the flagpole at that park. What is flying presently is a disgrace to America. Anything less than a four feet by six feet flag for that size pole is ludicrous. I have been told this by others who are not willing to speak out. Shoot, the Soviet Union is alive and well if citizens are afraid to help the government do the right thing. As a veteran, it shames me each time I see it. If need be, I will gladly buy the flag if the parks department can find the time to install it. Joe Bo Sign for Bagg Commemorative Park Monuments Attached

308 Pronteau, Robert E From: Mike Gigliotti Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2016 11:06 AM To: sperra@mvhealthsystem.org; Anthony Brindisi; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: mayor@cityofutica.com Hi Scott- It was great to see our State elected officials finally approve money for the new hospital project.Scott, I wanted to talk to you about plans for the new Hospital being proposed for the area.I am writing you to express our desire that we here at Allied American Abstract would like to be involved in the title work that will be necessary to bring the Hospital to fruition. Allied American Abstract employs around 40 individuals here locally in Central New York and although work was abundant in the past that has not been the case this past year. Interest rates are considerably higher than in the past few years and refinancing of mortgages is a thing of the past. Quite frankly, this year has been a struggle to maintain our current workforce,a project such as the Hospital would virtually guarantee that we could keep our current compliment of employees without any future layoffs.Scott, I would appreciate anything you can do to help us secure this project. If you could please let me know the attorneys involved as well as Banks who are financing this project that would be a great start. Also, Allied would like to make a considerable donation to the hospital as well.Look forward to hearing from you. We are hoping that since our competitors did all the work for NANO UTICA that our company could at least be involved in the Hospital project!!Thanks again Scott! -- Michael Gigliotti Allied American Abstract Corporation (315) 733-0636

309 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 4:17 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: new hospital Hi, James, I'm doing a follow up on the new hospital for tomorrow. Sorry I didn't contact you earlier, but I come in late on Mondays. Just wondering from the county's perspective, what's next? Is there anything the county needs to do to move forward on this? Also, what approvals is the project going to need from the county? Thanks! Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

310 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 1:40 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital We all need to be on same page. A meeting is in order with hospital at some point in near future. They need a PR firm. On Mon, Apr 4, 2016 at 1:28 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Tony/Anthony Had to tell city that they need to slow down. They wanted to go out and begin outreach with property owners on hospital. Not sure what they would do on outreach and we need to have organized communication channels. I think first order of business should be a letter to property owners letting them know of project and likely timeline. The letter should indicate that their property is proposed to be purchased and that appraisals will be commissioned. Once appraisals are completed and reviewed, an offer will be made to purchase. Letter should mention working with property owners on relocation plans (That is the most common question that I hear from affected property owners) and generally lay out the time frame as to when properties will need to be assembled and vacated so that demolition can proceed. We still have funding gap. I am talking to ESD tomorrow on New MARket Tax Credit Financing. ESD IS Seeking or has an allocation of NMTC available and this would be a great project in which to generate NMTC financing to offset a portion of the funding gap on the project. In addition, I have had discussions with a firm out of Albany that may have an interest in EB-5 financing. THIs would be mezzzaine level financing that would have to be taken out after 5-7 years. THIs is the type of project that would attract EB-5 investors. Other options on site assemblage and site infrastructure investment would be the URI $ 50 M allocation for the MVREDC and the $!0 M downtown piece. I have to attend the roundtable in SYRAcuse on Wednesday on REDC. I presume the downtown piece will be rolled out. Steve

311 From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2016 8:59 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: hospital I spoke to him on Thursday. He didn't tell me about a press conference only that he was going away this week and wouldn't talk to the media until he returned. He did say they have more detail as far as drawings etc... I think we need to meet first to outline what needs to be done. I am hiring a planner to work out of my office on this. Let's try and get together this week. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Apr 2, 2016, at 10:46 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: First I heard and if they have more detail than they had last year then that is news to me. I was on call with NYSDOT, Hammes and others on traffic study that Paul Romano was able to convince DOY to do. Overall findings of the traffic study were good. I think it would be good to have a briefing on the plan before he goes live. They need to know how to sell this From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote:

312 I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan.

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313 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 1:29 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: hospital Tony/Anthony Had to tell city that they need to slow down. They wanted to go out and begin outreach with property owners on hospital. Not sure what they would do on outreach and we need to have organized communication channels. I think first order of business should be a letter to property owners letting them know of project and likely timeline. The letter should indicate that their property is proposed to be purchased and that appraisals will be commissioned. Once appraisals are completed and reviewed, an offer will be made to purchase. Letter should mention working with property owners on relocation plans (That is the most common question that I hear from affected property owners) and generally lay out the time frame as to when properties will need to be assembled and vacated so that demolition can proceed. We still have funding gap. I am talking to ESD tomorrow on New MARket Tax Credit Financing. ESD IS Seeking or has an allocation of NMTC available and this would be a great project in which to generate NMTC financing to offset a portion of the funding gap on the project. In addition, I have had discussions with a firm out of Albany that may have an interest in EB-5 financing. THIs would be mezzzaine level financing that would have to be taken out after 5-7 years. THIs is the type of project that would attract EB-5 investors. Other options on site assemblage and site infrastructure investment would be the URI $ 50 M allocation for the MVREDC and the $!0 M downtown piece. I have to attend the roundtable in SYRAcuse on Wednesday on REDC. I presume the downtown piece will be rolled out. Steve From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2016 8:59 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: hospital I spoke to him on Thursday. He didn't tell me about a press conference only that he was going away this week and wouldn't talk to the media until he returned. He did say they have more detail as far as drawings etc... I think we need to meet first to outline what needs to be done. I am hiring a planner to work out of my office on this. Let's try and get together this week. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive

314 Sent from my iPad On Apr 2, 2016, at 10:46 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: First I heard and if they have more detail than they had last year then that is news to me. I was on call with NYSDOT, Hammes and others on traffic study that Paul Romano was able to convince DOY to do. Overall findings of the traffic study were good. I think it would be good to have a briefing on the plan before he goes live. They need to know how to sell this From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote: I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

315 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, April 04, 2016 10:06 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: hospital Bit of a crazy week. I am available on Wednesday after 3PM. Rest of the week is not good and I am out of town on Friday. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2016 8:59 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: hospital I spoke to him on Thursday. He didn't tell me about a press conference only that he was going away this week and wouldn't talk to the media until he returned. He did say they have more detail as far as drawings etc... I think we need to meet first to outline what needs to be done. I am hiring a planner to work out of my office on this. Let's try and get together this week. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Apr 2, 2016, at 10:46 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: First I heard and if they have more detail than they had last year then that is news to me. I was on call with NYSDOT, Hammes and others on traffic study that Paul Romano was able to convince DOY to do. Overall findings of the traffic study were good. I think it would be good to have a briefing on the plan before he goes live. They need to know how to sell this From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote: I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this

316 morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

317 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Sunday, April 03, 2016 8:59 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Subject: Re: hospital I spoke to him on Thursday. He didn't tell me about a press conference only that he was going away this week and wouldn't talk to the media until he returned. He did say they have more detail as far as drawings etc... I think we need to meet first to outline what needs to be done. I am hiring a planner to work out of my office on this. Let's try and get together this week. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Apr 2, 2016, at 10:46 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: First I heard and if they have more detail than they had last year then that is news to me. I was on call with NYSDOT, Hammes and others on traffic study that Paul Romano was able to convince DOY to do. Overall findings of the traffic study were good. I think it would be good to have a briefing on the plan before he goes live. They need to know how to sell this From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote: I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan. --

318 Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

319 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:46 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: hospital First I heard and if they have more detail than they had last year then that is news to me. I was on call with NYSDOT, Hammes and others on traffic study that Paul Romano was able to convince DOY to do. Overall findings of the traffic study were good. I think it would be good to have a briefing on the plan before he goes live. They need to know how to sell this From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote: I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

320 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:42 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: hospital I heard on the news that Scott is holding a press conference next on the 11th to go over plan in detail. I was not aware of this. Have either of you heard. I'll be damned if I'm going through this fight again next year so they need a plan and start moving forward. On Saturday, April 2, 2016, Steven DiMeo wrote: I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

321 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Saturday, April 02, 2016 10:38 PM To: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); 'Picente, Anthony' Subject: hospital I read all the comments on the hospital article and I think that it is time to show some visuals on what a hospital would look like on this site and what the plan will entail. The OD article this morning was good but again the hospital just put this out there without anything to show people what is being envisioned. The lack of information is troubling and it is bard to dispel opposition when the only information are statements about putting the hospital downtown with no information on the plan.

322 Pronteau, Robert E From: Pastor Chris Tringali on behalf of webmaster@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 6:06 PM To: webmaster@ocgov.net Subject: Website Contact Form Submitted on 04/01/2016 - 5:06pm Submitted by anonymous user: [74.79.77.66] Submitted values are Your Name: Pastor Chris Tringali Your Email: chefziti@yahoo.com Subject: Turning Point Church of Utica and the New Hospital Message: Hi! I would like 10 minutes to sit down with Mr. Picente to discuss my concerns about the new hospital. You see, I am in the zone where the hospital will be built. Not One Person from city or county gov has contacted me ever regarding this project and I am concerned. I fully support a new hospital!!! I also fully support it being in downstown Utica!!! I support both Mr Picente's work as our leader, as well as Mr. Palmieri's work to imporve the city. I am just very concerned that we wil be treated unfairly. Can you pleae schedule me in, let me know when and where and I will move my schedule around to be there! Thank you very much. Love, Pastor Chris The results of this submission may be viewed at: http://www.ocgov.net/node/7/submission/13755

323 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, April 01, 2016 11:12 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Releases on hospital and nano funding Attachments: Griffo-Brindisi announce $585 million for AMS project at Marcy Nanocenter_4.1.16.docx; BUDGET_HOSPITAL FUNDING_joint release_3.31.16.docx ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

324 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:26 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: Re: hospital release I want to thank our legislators, Griffo and Brindisi as well Governor Cuomo for their continued commitment to this generational opportunity. This project is essential to the future of our region's healthcare needs. My Administration looks forward to working with the Mohawk Valley Health Systems and their partners on the next steps necessary to move this project forward. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 31, 2016, at 9:17 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Griffo, Brindisi announce $300 million approved for new hospital in Oneida County Legislature votes to restore funding in State Budget after Griffo and Brindisi secured money dropped from Governor’s budget ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo and State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced today that $300 million in funding for a new hospital in Oneida County has been approved in the 2016-17 State Budget. After first restoring this funding back into budget negotiations several weeks ago, Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi applauded the Legislature in voting this week to guarantee that this significant financial support will be available to help build a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the Mohawk Valley. Earlier this year, much concern had been prompted throughout the local community by news that the previously agreed-upon $300 million had been dropped from the Governor’s proposed budget. But Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi immediately reacted and, joined by Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, they initiated talks with the Governor’s Office to restore this funding. Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi persisted until the Governor reaffirmed his commitment to improve the community’s healthcare services, and now both legislators are proud that the Mohawk Valley Health System can continue moving forward with their project plans knowing that state funding will be available. Senator Griffo said: “I know how important the promise of this funding is to the future economic development of the Mohawk Valley, so I was committed to do whatever I could to once again secure this money for our region’s new hospital. I thank the Legislature for joining us in our efforts to solidify the state’s commitment to improve the healthcare services of Oneida County, because we all must be confident that the state doesn’t back down from the promises it makes on behalf of all our communities. I now look forward to seeing Mohawk Valley Health System use this funding to follow-through with its vision for a new healthcare facility that will best serve the residents of the Greater Utica Region.” Assemblyman Brindisi said: “Our community needs a state-of-the-art hospital to adequately meet our

325 health care needs. This is a sizeable investment in the future of the Mohawk Valley region that demonstrates the interest Governor Cuomo and our local leaders have in revitalizing our economy. The hospitals serving the Utica area are aging, and having this new healthcare facility here will ensure that Mohawk Valley residents can receive the most up-to-date treatment, and will not have to travel to other areas to receive it.” Scott H. Perra, President and CEO, Mohawk Valley Health System said: “Thank you to Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, Senator Valesky, County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, who have worked diligently to restore the $300 million in the New York State budget. Our next steps will be to secure this state funding as well as additional funds to support the new hospital project. We are pleased to be able to move forward with this tremendous opportunity to significantly improve healthcare for our community.” ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

326 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:17 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: hospital release Griffo, Brindisi announce $300 million approved for new hospital in Oneida County Legislature votes to restore funding in State Budget after Griffo and Brindisi secured money dropped from Governor’s budget ALBANY – State Senator Joseph Griffo and State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced today that $300 million in funding for a new hospital in Oneida County has been approved in the 2016-17 State Budget. After first restoring this funding back into budget negotiations several weeks ago, Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi applauded the Legislature in voting this week to guarantee that this significant financial support will be available to help build a new state-of-the-art healthcare facility in the Mohawk Valley. Earlier this year, much concern had been prompted throughout the local community by news that the previously agreedupon $300 million had been dropped from the Governor’s proposed budget. But Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi immediately reacted and, joined by Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, they initiated talks with the Governor’s Office to restore this funding. Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi persisted until the Governor reaffirmed his commitment to improve the community’s healthcare services, and now both legislators are proud that the Mohawk Valley Health System can continue moving forward with their project plans knowing that state funding will be available. Senator Griffo said: “I know how important the promise of this funding is to the future economic development of the Mohawk Valley, so I was committed to do whatever I could to once again secure this money for our region’s new hospital. I thank the Legislature for joining us in our efforts to solidify the state’s commitment to improve the healthcare services of Oneida County, because we all must be confident that the state doesn’t back down from the promises it makes on behalf of all our communities. I now look forward to seeing Mohawk Valley Health System use this funding to follow-through with its vision for a new healthcare facility that will best serve the residents of the Greater Utica Region.” Assemblyman Brindisi said: “Our community needs a state-of-the-art hospital to adequately meet our health care needs. This is a sizeable investment in the future of the Mohawk Valley region that demonstrates the interest Governor Cuomo and our local leaders have in revitalizing our economy. The hospitals serving the Utica area are aging, and having this new healthcare facility here will ensure that Mohawk Valley residents can receive the most up-to-date treatment, and will not have to travel to other areas to receive it.” Scott H. Perra, President and CEO, Mohawk Valley Health System said: “Thank you to Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, Senator Valesky, County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri, who have worked diligently to restore the $300 million in the New York State budget. Our next steps will be to secure this state funding as well as additional funds to support the new hospital project. We are pleased to be able to move forward with this tremendous opportunity to significantly improve healthcare for our community.” ###

327 ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

328 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, March 11, 2016 6:24 AM To: Undisclosed recipients Subject: RELEASE: Griffo, Valesky & Brindisi announce Senate & Assembly to restore $300 million for new hospital Attachments: HOSPITAL FUNDING RESTORED_joint release_3.11.16.docx (See attached file: HOSPITAL FUNDING RESTORED_joint release_3.11.16.docx) JOINT NEWS RELEASE Senator Joseph Griffo, Senator David Valesky & Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 11, 2016 For Sen. Griffo, contact: Rocco LaDuca – (315) 793-9072 or email: laduca@nysenate.gov For Sen. Valesky, contact: Tracy Carman – (315) 478-8745 or email carman@nysenate.gov For Assemblyman Brindisi, contact: John Stemen – (315) 732-1055 or email: stemenj@assembly.state.ny.us Senate & Assembly budgets to restore $300 million for new hospital in Oneida County Upcoming votes will ensure that funding is part of budget process UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo, State Senator David Valesky and State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi announced Thursday that the New York State Senate and Assembly will restore $300 million in funding for a new proposed hospital in Oneida County. After this vital funding had been left out of the Governor’s Executive Budget earlier this year, Senator Griffo, Senator Valesky and Assemblyman Brindisi said the $300 million for the Mohawk Valley Health System will now be included in both versions of the budgets proposed by the Senate and Assembly in their respective houses. Although the Governor has repeatedly offered assurances to restore this funding after the money had been reallocated for other purposes in his Executive Budget, Griffo, Valesky and Brindisi said their corrective action will ensure that this funding is now part of the budget process.

329 Senators Griffo and Valesky will be voting in the Senate on Monday to restore the $300 million. The Assembly is also expected to vote on their proposed budget next week to similarly restore the funding. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Initially, I was dismayed and disappointed that the Executive Budget had left out the state funding for a new hospital that the Legislature had worked so hard to secure last year. The Mohawk Valley Health System has shown its vision for a new state-of-the-art facility, and they’ve been doing their best to put together a budget, timeline, location analysis and re-use plan for the current facilities to ensure that this hospital project is well-thought-out and accomplished in the community’s best interest. But in order to move forward, Mohawk Valley Health System must be confident that the state will fulfill its promise. By now taking this corrective action in the Legislature, we’re hopeful that the Governor’s administration will stand by its stated commitment and agree to the necessary funds we have budgeted for this important community project to improve the healthcare services of Oneida County.” Senator David Valesky, D-Oneida, said: “As a Central New York senator who also serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Health Committee, I have made restoration of the $300 million commitment to the Mohawk Valley Health System a high budget priority. I am pleased that working together with my colleagues in the Legislature, we have been able to restore these important funds in the legislative budget resolutions. Our singular focus now turns to including this critical appropriation in the final budget agreement with the administration.” Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica, said: “I am very pleased the Assembly and Senate will be including the funding for the new healthcare facility in our one house budget proposals. This funding is critical because we are in need of a new state-of-theart hospital to better serve the healthcare needs of our community. When I first learned the Executive Budget did not include the state funding for a new hospital, I immediately contacted Speaker Carl Heastie to express my concerns. The Speaker was very supportive of the project and a key partner in working to include the funding in the Assembly’s budget proposal. I look forward to working with Governor Cuomo, the leaders of both houses, and my legislative colleagues, to make sure this funding is included in the final budget.” Scott Perra, FACHE, President & CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System, said: “Assemblyman Brindisi, Senator Griffo and Senator Valesky have been working diligently to restore, through the Legislature, the $300 million in the New York State budget. We also appreciate County Executive Picente and Mayor Palmieri for supporting their efforts. We are now hopeful that Governor Andrew Cuomo will demonstrate his commitment to this project by approving the budget so we can move forward with the new hospital and significantly improve healthcare for our community.” Griffo, Valesky and Brindisi also thanked Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. and City of Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri for their continued support, and for the actions they’ve taken to see that this hospital project becomes a reality. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr. said: “I am pleased to see this action by our legislators is taking place to move this project forward.”

330 Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri said: “Today's announcement is a testament to bipartisan leadership and a result of everyone working together for the betterment of our community. I commend and thank Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi for their tireless and effective advocacy in re-securing funding for a state-of-the-art Utica hospital. This is an important step forward, and we will continue to work with our partners in government, the MVHS Board, business leaders and residents to ensure this once in a lifetime opportunity and transformational project comes to fruition.” ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

331 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Thursday, March 10, 2016 1:44 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: quote needed Attachments: HOSPITAL FUNDING RESTORED_joint valesky release_3.10.16.docx Here's the draft .. ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 03/10/2016 01:35 PM Subject: Re: quote needed Yup. Sending one now. Sent from my iPhone On Mar 10, 2016, at 1:17 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Hi James, Give me a call as soon as you get a chance, and I can fill you in... We're putting out a joint news release with Senator Valesky and Brindisi concerning hospital funding, and I need a quote soon. Tony spoke with Joe earlier about it. Thanks ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible

332 Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

333 Pronteau, Robert E From: bill woodb Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2016 12:47 PM To: Griffo@nysenate.gov Cc: AndrewCuomo@N.Y.GovCuomo; A.Brinbisi@Assembly.State.NY.us; Ce@ocgov.net; Johns, Ron Subject: Proposed New Hospital in Downtown Utica Dear Senator Griffo, I agree there is a need for a new Hospital in the Greater Utica Area. However, I don't agree that the Downtown location should be the only consideration if that location proves financially viable. The projected cost for the Downtown location $500 million to $600 million. What is the projected cost for the backup site at the St. Lukes Campus in New Hartford? Obviously, someone dropped the ball. One Hundred million dollars is a lot of money to be asking the Taxpayers to absorb with no explanation or input on how it is going to be utilized. Sundays, January 24, article in the Utica Observer Dispatch accurately represents the views of everyone I have talked to concerning the proposal for a new Hospital in the Utica area which encompasses more than Downtown Utica. Fast forward to Wednesdays, February 24, 2016 Utica O. D. article on missing pieces holding up hospital funds. I can understand your frustration, but you obviously became so caught up in the small town political environment that you lost site of the bigger picture which is who is providing the $300 million State allocation. I commend Governor Cuomo and his adept staff in putting this funding on hold until the proposed plan for a new hospital, including parking , are to be implemented , the projected costs within a reasonable amount, not millions and providing this information to the Public at public forums throughout the Villages and Towns that will be utilizing the hospital . Sincerely, Bill Wood Whitesboro, N.Y.

334 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 4:32 PM To: dcatalfamo@parkstrategies.com Subject: Hospital Attachments: image001.jpg; MVHS - NY State Dept of Hlth Presentation_Final_020516.pdf FYI Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800

335 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 1:01 PM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: FW: Utica hospital funding not included in budget amendments Attachments: image001.gif Tony---Did you see this? Can you call me when you get a minute. We need to coordinate some kind of strategy to see if we can fix this. Ray Raymond A. Meier Of Counsel Business D 315.738.1223 F 315.724.2074 C 315.225.9606 rmeier@bsk.com Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC 501 Main Street, Utica, NY, 13501-1245 www.bsk.com This email is ONLY for the person(s) named in the message header. Unless otherwise indicated, it contains information that is confidential, privileged or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you have received it in error, please notify the sender of the error and delete the message. From: Fernandez, Hermes Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 12:13 PM To: Meier, Raymond Subject: Fwd: Utica hospital funding not included in budget amendments Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: POLITICO Pro Date: February 17, 2016 at 5:20:43 AM EST To: Subject: Utica hospital funding not included in budget amendments Utica hospital funding not included in budget amendments By Josefa Velasquez 5:20 a.m. | Feb. 17, 2016

336 ALBANY— Despite a push by Utica-area lawmakers for funding for a proposed hospital for the region that was initially promised in last year’s budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo did not include $300 million for the hospital in his 30-day budget amendments released over the weekend. “Ideally, it would have been nice if the governor restored the funding in the 30-day amendments,” Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi told POLITICO New York on Tuesday. “So now it looks like it’s going to get kicked back to the Legislature and I’m prepared to go to bat to make sure that the funding is restored. "It’s disappointing because the commitment was made last year," he said. Cuomo and the Legislature last year agreed to a $1.4 billion pool of capital funding in the state budget aimed to create new hospitals in Brooklyn and upstate. The funding was evenly divided between upstate and downstate, with $300 million of the upstate share directed for a hospital in Oneida County. But tucked away in the governor’s executive budget proposal last month was a reappropriation of the $300 million set for the hospital in Utica. Meanwhile, the funding for a hospital in Brooklyn remained untouched. “The failure to restore the funding in the 30-day [amendments] is disappointing,” said Sen. Joe Griffo. “Because they had the opportunity and possess the authority and the ability to rectify the uncertainty that they caused.” After finding out that the funding for the proposed hospital, which would consolidate St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, was reallocated last month, Griffo, Brindisi and Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente pushed Cuomo to include the money in the 30- day budget amendments. The proposed hospital is slated to cost between $500 million and $600 million to build, meaning that if the state can’t come up with the $300 million — roughly half of the cost of the hospital — it’s unlikely that it would get built, Picente said last month. At a budget hearing last month, Department of Health commissioner Howard Zucker repeatedly said that the governor was committed to the Utica hospital, something his administration has reiterated in the last few weeks, Griffo said. “They’re saying ‘we’re committed,’ so now show me a plan that reflects that commitment. How are you going to fund this? How are you going to come up with the $300 million? What do you have in mind? Are you going to now recommend $350 million, maybe? I don’t know what’s going to happen,” Griffo said. “The Governor remains committed to this project. The Department of Health has met and will continue to meet with the Mohawk Valley Hospital System to discuss their plan,” DOH said in a statement. Officials at Mohawk Valley Health Systems, which run St. Luke's and St. Elizabeth, remain hopeful that the funding for the hospital will be reallocated. “We continue to work with our elected officials regarding funding for the proposed new hospital. Based on the feedback we have received from our local representatives and their interactions

337 with the Governor's office and the New York State Department of Health, we are still confident that funding will be allocated in the coming fiscal year,” said Scott H. Perra, president and CEO of MVHS. You've received this POLITICO Pro content because your customized settings include: Albany (all articles) or one of the following Albany, Health Care topics: Andrew Cuomo, Health Care, Infrastructure, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate. To change your alert settings, please go to your Pro settings page. Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlo ok prevented automatic download of this pictu re from the In ternet. The linked image can not be d isplayed. The file may have been mov ed, ren amed, or deleted. Verify that the link points to the correct file and location. This email alert has been sent for the exclusive use of POLITICO Pro subscriber fernanh@bsk.com. Forwarding or reproducing the alert without the express, written permission of POLITICO Pro is a violation of federal law and the POLITICO Pro subscription agreement. Copyright © 2016 by POLITICO LLC. To subscribe to Pro, please go to www.politicopro.com. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please safely unsubscribe.

338 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dan Guzewich Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 7:41 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Genovese, James Subject: Daily Sentinel -- Comment sought Tony, Any comment f regarding the state budget amendments and funds for a new hospital in Oneida County? It is my understanding there’s nothing explicit in the amendments that speaks to the MVHS project. We talked about this last Wednesday after legislature… is there anything more you want to say? A week ago,you told me: You are confident that the final state budget will have a commitment for the project (though not necessarily the full $300 million in one fell swoop) and that the hospital has submitted information, including a timeline, about the project to the state Health Department. You also indicated that the project does not go forward without a state commitment. Writing for today’s paper. Thanks. Dan 337-4000, ext. 221

339 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:56 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: RE: Hospital statement ok From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:56 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement Thank you, Jim ... I will run this past Reed and Joe and see what they think, since they are more familiar with the proposed legislation. I've already sent out the media advisory, so I'll let you know if anything changes. ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 04:48 PM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Rocco here is Lucille Soldato’s take on this piece of legislation, I’m thinking this press conference might be premature. I still have no quote for Tuesday: The instances that the Senator cite –strip clubs, cigarettes, alcohol-snap benefits cannot be used to purchase these items if he is proposing to restrict where they or how they are using their cash which they can take off their TA benefit cards please tell me how you would monitor how they spend their cash and in terms of making individuals look for work that is mandatory for all able bodies recipients now receiving temporary assistance . He is mentioning public assistance in one line and then is talking Snap ,these programs are not interchangeable Dept. of Agriculture recently has required NYS to require all single individuals in receipt of SNAP to look for work or be involved in work activities. New York State has had a waiver for many years however as the unemployment rate in the state has improved NY no longer has the waiver and this requirement was effective for all able bodied single adults in receipt of Snap effective January 1st .The City of Utica still has the waiver based on the unemployment rate. Also when you start to discuss full family sanctions I would be extremely cautious because now you are talking children and food. While I understand the frustration if the state is proposing to expand eligibility we have no control over these increased numbers however I also need to point out that the state provides no administrative money for the SNAP program. The federal government provides 50% reimbursement and the rest is local share. I would also advise them to look at the state website and it will list what business snap

340 benefits cannot be used at and again it is all of the establishments he has mentioned except perhaps tattoo parlors. From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:50 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... will you be sending a quote sometime this afternoon? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:48 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing on the hospital. You can include he will be there and if something happens and he can't then I will let you know. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement

341 We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit.

342 (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement

343 Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement

344 First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and

345 local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

346 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:56 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement Thank you, Jim ... I will run this past Reed and Joe and see what they think, since they are more familiar with the proposed legislation. I've already sent out the media advisory, so I'll let you know if anything changes. ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 04:48 PM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Rocco here is Lucille Soldato’s take on this piece of legislation, I’m thinking this press conference might be premature. I still have no quote for Tuesday: The instances that the Senator cite –strip clubs, cigarettes, alcohol-snap benefits cannot be used to purchase these items if he is proposing to restrict where they or how they are using their cash which they can take off their TA benefit cards please tell me how you would monitor how they spend their cash and in terms of making individuals look for work that is mandatory for all able bodies recipients now receiving temporary assistance . He is mentioning public assistance in one line and then is talking Snap ,these programs are not interchangeable Dept. of Agriculture recently has required NYS to require all single individuals in receipt of SNAP to look for work or be involved in work activities. New York State has had a waiver for many years however as the unemployment rate in the state has improved NY no longer has the waiver and this requirement was effective for all able bodied single adults in receipt of Snap effective January 1st .The City of Utica still has the waiver based on the unemployment rate. Also when you start to discuss full family sanctions I would be extremely cautious because now you are talking children and food. While I understand the frustration if the state is proposing to expand eligibility we have no control over these increased numbers however I also need to point out that the state provides no administrative money for the SNAP program. The federal government provides 50% reimbursement and the rest is local share. I would also advise them to look at the state website and it will list what business snap benefits cannot be used at and again it is all of the establishments he has mentioned except perhaps tattoo parlors. From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:50 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... will you be sending a quote sometime this afternoon?

347 ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:48 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing on the hospital. You can include he will be there and if something happens and he can't then I will let you know. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone

348 On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.

349  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote:

350 Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement

351 First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District

352 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

353 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 4:20 PM To: dvalesky@twcny.rr.com Subject: Hospital Attachments: image001.jpg; MVHS - NY State Dept of Hlth Presentation_Final_020516.pdf Dave, Here is the hospital power point that has been given to the state health department. I will keep you posted on any developments. Have a good weekend. Thank You, Tony Anthony J. Picente, Jr. Oneida County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800

354 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:53 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: RE: Hospital statement Yes. I’m working on it. It will be something a long the lines of “Oneida County is a model for counties around the state when it comes to work requirements” etc etc etc etc. From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:50 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... will you be sending a quote sometime this afternoon? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:48 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing on the hospital. You can include he will be there and if something happens and he can't then I will let you know. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just

355 be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:

356  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible

357 Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501

358 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem.

359 Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

360 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:50 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... will you be sending a quote sometime this afternoon? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:48 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing on the hospital. You can include he will be there and if something happens and he can't then I will let you know. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca

361 Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient

362 (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement

363 Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement

364 First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred.

365 ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

366 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:48 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing on the hospital. You can include he will be there and if something happens and he can't then I will let you know. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 2:44 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on.

367 This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash.

368 Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St.

369 Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov]

370 Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

371 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:44 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement I just spoke with Reed ... he said counties can impose their own work requirements for benefits (as Oneida County DSS does), but this legislation would create a statewide law with a uniform set of requirements to be applied to all counties Because Monday is a holiday, I am going to put out a media advisory now inviting the media to Tuesday's press conference.. Should I include that Picente will be invited? Or should I leave Tony off today's advisory, and then he can just be at the press conference if possible on Tuesday? Also - any word on the hospital statement yet? From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 02:23 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant.

372 Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE)

373 Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement

374 Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco

375 STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

376 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 2:24 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: Re: Hospital statement We have an entire work unit in DSS. Pretty sure finding work is required. Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 1:49 PM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after. 377  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months. An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

378 From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District

379 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, 380 words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo 381 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 1:50 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Hospital statement Oh, sorry about that! Here ya go... Griffo legislation proposes strict guidelines for public assistance accountability UTICA – State Senator Joseph Griffo on Tuesday proposed a set of new statewide rules that would require recipients of certain public assistance benefits to apply for work, as well as strictly limit what those benefits can be spent on. This proposed legislation for public assistance accountability (S6071) would also establish a series of escalating penalties for each failure to comply with the laws and rules that govern the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP. Appearing alongside Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente and Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara, Senator Griffo explained that these proposals are not meant to increase the challenges for those individuals who rely on public assistance. Instead, Senator Griffo’s intent is to encourage these recipients to wisely spend their benefits in ways that support them and their families, while also keeping them focused on the goal of finding employment that will allow them to once again become self-reliant. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo is now seeking to increase the income eligibility threshold so more families can qualify for SNAP benefits, Senator Griffo believes now is also the right time to support his legislation calling for a stricter set of guidelines. Senator Joseph Griffo, R-Rome, said: “Many people in our community need public assistance benefits to help support themselves and their families, and in the Senate I have always supported helping those in need through funding opportunities in the budget. But these funds are most effective only when they are spent with good intentions, and all across the state we see daily examples of waste, fraud and abuse of the system. Spending SNAP benefits on cigarettes and alcohol, or gambling and strip clubs, serves no purpose to help ease a family’s hardship, nor is it the best use of our limited taxpayer dollars. By also requiring these recipients to apply for employment, I believe this proposed legislation will help create the best opportunity for them to return to work and lift themselves and their families out of hard times.” New York State does not currently have a uniform set of work requirements for SNAP recipients, nor does it impost strict limitations on what can be purchased with these funds. The following provisions of Senator Griffo’s legislation would help address these shortcomings:  WORK REQUIREMENT: All applicants for public assistance must apply in writing for three separate advertised job and provide the Department of Social Services with verifiable documentation of the applications. Documentation can be submitted either within one week before the application of benefits, or up to two weeks after.  PENALTIES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE: By failing to comply with these work requirements, SNAP benefits must be terminated according to the following scale of penalties: (1) First violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient (2) Second violation: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit. (3) Third and subsequent violations: Benefits terminated for the adult recipient and their full family unit for six consecutive months.

382 An adult recipient of SNAP benefits has the ability to appeal a sanction that would impact the full family unit by demonstrating through good cause why those benefits should not be terminated. Once a recipient complies with all rules and regulations, their benefits must be restored.  UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING: A recipient may not spend SNAP benefits available through an Electronic Benefits Transfer system – or EBT card – on tobacco products, alcoholic beverages, gambling or gaming activity, lotteries conducted by the state, bail or tattoos. A SNAP recipient’s EBT card also may not be used for transactions at the following: (1) a liquor store, or any other store where 50 percent or more of its business comes from the sale of alcoholic beverages; (2) a gambling or gaming facility; (3) a strip club; and (4) a tobacco specialty store. Furthermore, a SNAP recipient may not use their benefits outside New York State, and no more than 15 percent of a recipient’s monthly SNAP benefit may be withdrawn in cash. Most of the people who receive public assistance honestly follow the rules for receiving these benefits, and they truly use the funds in the best interest of their families, Senator Griffo said. But news headlines across the Mohawk Valley and the state, year after year, clearly show that some recipients do take advantage of the public assistance system – either through misuse or criminal fraud – which wastes millions of taxpayer dollars and prevents more of these funds from being available for those who truly do need the help. By establishing a more stringent set of statewide rules concerning how SNAP benefits are used, Senator Griffo’s proposed legislation would create another level of accountability to help prevent welfare fraud and ensure that public assistance helps the people who need it most. Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente said: (QUOTE) Oneida County District Attorney Scott McNamara said: “There is no doubt that many families in our community are in desperate need of the help that public assistance benefits can provide, but yet I am disturbed by the abuse and fraud that occur within this system. Hardworking taxpayers are frustrated that while they struggle everyday to make ends meet, they are sometimes forced to live less comfortably than those individuals who repeatedly get away with abusing a public assistance system that is not properly monitored. I fully support providing benefits to the poor, but the taxpayers of New York deserve and demand a system that helps those truly in need while holding accountable those who choose to exploit it.” ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 01:18 PM Subject: Re: Hospital statement

383 Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement

384 First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ###

385 ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

386 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 1:18 PM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: Re: Hospital statement Nothing attached? Sent from my iPhone On Feb 12, 2016, at 11:10 AM, Rocco LaDuca wrote: Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St.

387 Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the 388 Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

389 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 11:10 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement Here's the release for the press conference... As for the hospital statement, I'm not sure what Joe and Tony decided when they spoke this morning... Joe said Tony wanted to see the statement we put together, so we'll see what they want to do ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:59 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

390 From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ###

391 ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

392 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:59 AM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: RE: Hospital statement Can you send me the release on the thing on Tuesday? The release for the Hospital? I think Anthony and Tony and Joe need to decide if we should release a joint statement or what? Need a united front? From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement

393 Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

394 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:57 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: Hospital statement OK, thanks ... Do you want to provide a quick quote for the release today? ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo From: "Genovese, James" To: Rocco LaDuca Date: 02/12/2016 10:53 AM Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco

395 STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo 396 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:53 AM To: laduca@nysenate.gov Subject: RE: Hospital statement First thing first, on the 10:30am presser Tony plans to be there depending on when and where Howard Zemsky is that day (he is supposedly in town that day). I showed the statement to Tony. He is in a meeting so just give me a little time on that. Thanks JG From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ###

397 ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

398 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Friday, February 12, 2016 10:34 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Hospital statement Morning, Jim... Please show this draft statement to the County Executive for his review... Thanks. Also, Griffo forgot to ask Tony if he wants to do anything about Tuesday's 10:30 a.m. press conference concerning public assistance accountability legislation. DA Scott McNamara will be here, so let me know if Tony would like to attend as well or simply provide a quote. Rocco STATEMENT CONCERNING GOVERNOR’S FAILURE TO RESTORE FUNDING FOR NEW HOSPITAL The Governor’s failure to restore funding for a new hospital in his budget is disappointing, and disheartening. This was an opportunity where the Governor possessed the authority and the ability through the budget process to rectify the uncertainty that he caused and created, but yet he failed to fix the problem. Despite whatever commitment the Governor has expressed about this important project, words need to be backed up by clear action. It is unfortunate now that the people of the Mohawk Valley have serious reason to doubt the word of the Governor and the promises he makes. As we now move forward with the budget process, I will continue to work with my colleagues and local leaders to examine and explore all options we may have available to ultimately correct a wrong that should never have occurred. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

399 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2016 10:20 AM To: Tony Picente Subject: FW: Meet Attachments: image001.png Here is what I shared—waiting for a call back. I am going to reach out several people from across the region on a tentative basis today. From: Larry Gilroy Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 6:18 PM To: Tess Morrissey Subject: Re: Meet Thank you for your patience. Proposed agenda: 1. President Zemsky, Ryan Silva and myself meet—unfortunatley it is school vacation week and Dr Geer, my co-chair is out of state. To be covered: • URI debrief including challenges we face as co-chairs post URI within the REDC and the greater community. • Co-chairs thougths on REDC board members going forward; your thoughts on co-chairs • Best methods of communication between NYS and MVREDC We could meet at my office and/or anyplace convenient. 2. We would go to Ocean Blue in downtown Utica for a lunch with leadership from the six counties in the REDC, with your ok I will formalize that invite tomorrow. I would include both private sector and some county execs—goal is to keep thenumber manageble at 12 or fewer. 3. Final meeting with leaders from Oneida County to share the vision of the impact the new hospital will have on downtown Utica and the region. The region was devastated when funding was pulled from the budget and in a related concern we have not seen AMS funding in the budget. I can brief on both in the first meeting. You had suggested that he was free from 10-2, the three meetings can be covered in that window and we could push it and start at 10:30 and still wrap at 2. Please advise if the above works and I will firm up the invite list. Much appreciated. From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Wednesday, February 10, 2016 at 9:43 AM To: Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Meet Hi Larry- Just checking in to see if you have times/locations set for these meetings.

400 Thank you! Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 4:58 PM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Subject: Re: Meet Yes on Tues the 16th, thanks. From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Friday, February 5, 2016 at 10:42 AM To: Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Meet Hi Larry- Howard is good to do all three of those meetings. Also, I just wanted to make sure we are talking about Tuesday the 16th for these meetings. Thanks! Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Thursday, February 04, 2016 2:09 PM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Subject: Re: Meet Hope the hearings went well. Any update on what 2/17 will look like? Thanks

401 From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:53 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: CHERYL KAELIN Subject: RE: Meet Great! I will hold the 16th on our calendar as well. Once Howard is done with his budget hearing next week (it is on Tuesday), I can work with him on planning the day. Thanks again! Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 10:36 AM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Cc: Cheri Kaelin Subject: Re: Meet Thanks, the 16h is wide open, I will hold that date. My ideal day would include: 1. 1x1 time with Howard (including Bob Gear): • Feedback on MVREDC’s brand with ESD and second floor—where does he see the region heading including URI debrief, allocation of 50 mill • Feedback on role and effectiveness of co-chairs 2. Optional meeting with Oneida County leader: Tony Picente, Steve Dimeo to discuss major projects and current momentum and use of 50 mill 3. Optional meeting with leadership from 6 county region to discuss where we go from here—this would allow me to rebuild the momentum and buy in from the group that we had going into the URI. My initial invite was for #1 above, if Howard could and would do 2 and/or 3 it would be appreciated—yet I do not want take advantage of his willingness to meet. Let me know what works. Thanks

402 From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 10:01 AM To: Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Meet Hi Larry- Howard is focused on his budget hearing this week, so I think it would be helpful on our end to push this meeting/Utica day to the week of the 15th if that is okay with you. Right now he could come to Utica on either the 16th or 17th. Please let me know if that works for you, and I apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you! Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 5:43 PM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Subject: Re: Meet Appreciate the FYI, thanks. From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 4:50 PM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: CHERYL KAELIN Subject: RE: Meet Hi Larry- Sorry for the delay! I should have answer for you by the end of the day tomorrow. -Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov

403 From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2016 4:47 PM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Cc: Cheri Kaelin Subject: Re: Meet Any updates on scheduling? I would like to give an FYI if we are going to invite others or have a second meeting? Thanks From: , Tess Morrissey Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 10:47 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: CHERYL KAELIN Subject: RE: Meet Thanks! For now, let’s block off 10am until 2pm and I will talk to Howard to see what meetings we can fit in. Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 10:28 AM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Cc: Cheri Kaelin Subject: Re: Meet Great I will block—what time would you like to shoot for? Depending on when he is coming I would be glad to arrange lunch or dinner? Ideally we could set up a couple of meetings: 1. The primary focus is to discuss where the MVREDC stands today and where ESD would like to see us going forward, that would include feedback on the URI, next steps on key projects including URI projects that are currently not funded. I would also like to better understand expectations around my role as co-chair and if/how it should proceed going forward. 2. A number of players in the region would welcome the chance to hear from Howard—ie elected leaders and economic leaders. 3. Time allowing, a tour the area’s key projects that are progressing and ones that are in the pipeline. 4. Editorial board—only if interested. Please advise on next steps. Thanks

404 From: , "Tess (ESD)" Date: Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: CHERYL KAELIN Subject: RE: Meet Hi Larry- We can do Wednesday the 10th in the afternoon. Thanks, Tess Tess Morrissey Special Assistant to the President and CEO Empire State Development 95 Perry Street, Buffalo, NY 14203 (716) 846-8211 | Tess.Morrissey@esd.ny.gov www.esd.ny.gov From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 2:14 PM To: Morrissey, Tess (ESD) Cc: Cheri Kaelin Subject: Re: Meet Thanks—I will be out of state Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday works later am thru the afternoon, Thursday and Friday are also out. If that does not work please give me a shout as it may be easier over the phone. Larry Gilroy President ltg@gkgrisk.com Direct: 315.624.7813 210 Clinton Road | P.O. Box 542 | New Hartford, NY 13413 website | linkedin | twitter | facebook A Far From Ordinary Approach To Risk™ From: , "Tess (ESD)" Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 9:51 AM

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408 Pronteau, Robert E From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Friday, February 05, 2016 3:52 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Handout Attachments: IMAGE.png; MVHS - NY State Dept of Hlth Presentation_Final_020516.pdf Tony, Attached is the handout from today's meeting. I'm sending a copy to Dan Sheppard as a follow-up to our conversation last Friday. Thanks for your continued support. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

409 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Tuesday, February 02, 2016 10:33 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Fwd: Business Review Attachments: Biz Review Questions.doc Questions attached Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Roth, Amy Date: Fri, Jan 29, 2016 at 5:32 PM Subject: Fwd: Business Review To: "Genovese, James" James, Just realized that I never got answers from Tony. When do you think he could get them done? Thanks! Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Roth, Amy Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 5:00 PM Subject: Business Review To: "Genovese, James" Hi, James,

410 We are working on our Business Review section for the year. We are trying to get 10 area leaders to answer five questions having to do with regional economic development. Each answer should be no more than 100 words. Deadline is Jan. 22. Is Tony willing to do this? I am optimistically attaching the questions. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

411 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 3:42 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Fwd: FW: Utica lawmakers press Cuomo over funding for new hospital ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Josefa Velasquez Date: Thursday, January 28, 2016 Subject: FW: Utica lawmakers press Cuomo over funding for new hospital To: "abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com" Thanks for your help on all of this. — Josefa Velasquez Reporter POLITICO New York Email JVelasquez@POLITICO.com Gchat Josefa.C.Velasquez Cell (516) 509-1641 Office (518) 621-2776 Twitter @J__Velasquez From: POLITICO Pro Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 5:41 AM To: Josefa Velasquez Subject: Utica lawmakers press Cuomo over funding for new hospital Utica lawmakers press Cuomo over funding for new hospital By Josefa Velasquez 5:41 a.m. | Jan. 27, 2016 ALBANY — Utica-area elected officials are asking Gov. Andrew Cuomo to make up $300 million in funding for a new hospital there after it was unexpectedly reallocated in his budget proposal. Lawmakers representing the city, along with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, want Cuomo to include the funding for a proposed hospital in Utica in his 30-day budget amendments, due to be released next month. As part of the 2015 state budget, Cuomo and the Legislature agreed to $1.4 billion in capital funding aimed at creating new hospitals in Brooklyn and upstate as a way of bolstering health care projects. The pool of money was evenly divided between upstate and downstate, with $300 million of the upstate share going to a hospital in Utica and the remainder for health care projects throughout the region.

412 But the lawmakers who fought for the inclusion of the funding said they were shocked to find that tucked away in the governor’s proposed budget for the upcoming 2017 fiscal year, unveiled earlier this month, was a reappropriation of the $300 million while the money for a hospital in Brooklyn remained intact. “We really were first aware of it right after the presentation of the executive budget and we immediately began to inquire what happened and how it happened,” said State Sen. Joe Griffo, a Republican who represents Utica. According to the governor’s proposed budget, the $300 million initially allocated for a new hospital in Utica would be divided for other projects, with $100 million going toward a nanotechnology project in Utica and $5 million toward a mobile mammography vehicle. The additional $195 million would be reappropriated for health care capital funds statewide. Griffo, along with Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi and Picente, met last week with some of Cuomo’s top staff, including state director of operations Jim Malatras, to discuss the appropriation. “Jim expressed several times that the governor is committed to getting the project done,” Brindisi said. “It’s a big deal for the area, and it’s something the area has been counting on for the last year.” “They didn’t clearly explain what had happened or why. All they did is was reaffirm the governor’s commitment to the project,” Griffo said. “So my question after that was: What does that mean, relative to the funding? We appreciate the commitment, but you proposed it last year … I would hope that they are going to reallocate that money.” According to Picente, Cuomo administration officials said they repurposed the funds because of what they saw as inaction on the part of the Mohawk Valley Health System. “There’s some kind of disconnect on some end, because the initial response from the budget office to us was that nothing was getting done there, which was the furthest thing from the truth,” he said. The proposed hospital, which would consolidate St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital and St. Elizabeth Medical Center, is expected to take four to six years to build and projected to cost between $500 million to $600 million — meaning that the state’s share of funding would account for at least half of the entire cost of the new hospital. Anything less than a $300 million commitment from the state could jeopardize the hospital’s chances of being built, Picente said. “They won the money based on merit, and then we had to retain that money in the budget process when there’s a lot of need and asks,” Griffo said. “It was the commitment from the state that allowed the commitment from the hospital,” Picente said. “Without the state’s partnership, anything less than $300 [million] doesn’t get this project done.” During a budget hearing Monday, Sen. David Valesky questioned Department of Health commissioner Howard Zucker over why the administration had reappropriated the funds. “The governor is committed to this project,” Zucker said. “As the budget negotiations unfold, we will look at this and more allocation for it … I would be happy to meet with the Mohawk Valley Health professionals to sit down and discuss this as we move forward. It will be part of the budget discussion.” Cuomo has made revitalizing the upstate economy — which has been sputtering for decades — a cornerstone of his administration. In an effort to revamp the economy in the Utica region, in August he announced a $2 billion investment from an Austrian company in a chip fab at a Utica school, with a job projection of 1,500. Valesky, a Democrat from the Syracuse area, asked Zucker what Brooklyn was doing that Oneida County wasn’t doing that prompted the proposed funding change.

413 “The situation in Brooklyn is more fragile in some way,” Zucker replied. “In part of Brooklyn, the health care system … needs to be restructured, and that’s what we’re tackling." In Brooklyn, Zucker said, the state funding was going toward a health care system rather than a single hospital. “In Oneida, the focus [is] primarily on a hospital,” Zucker continued, again adding that he’d be happy to meet with MVHS. “One’s a system, and one’s a hospital.” While the Greater New York Hospital Association called the $195 million in capital funds for hospital transformation in the governor's budget a good “placeholder,” the Healthcare Association of New York urged lawmakers to redistribute the funding promised for a new hospital in Utica. “The new capital dollars that are proposed for statewide availability are much needed, but should represent new monies rather than a redistribution of previously promised funds,” Dennis Whalen said in his prepared testimony for lawmakers at the budget hearing. ”I’m not even interested anymore as to why it happened,” Griffo said. “More important is to reallocate that money to the project. I would like to see that done in the 30-day amendments. I know there’s some challenges in doing so.” You've received this POLITICO Pro content because your customized settings include: Albany (all articles) or one of the following Albany, Health Care topics: Andrew Cuomo, Health Care, Hospitals, New York State Assembly, New York State Senate, State Budget. To change your alert settings, please go to your Pro settings page. Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlo ok prevented automatic download of this pictu re from the In ternet. Right-click here to download pictures. To help protect your privacy, Outlo ok prevented automatic download of this pictu re from the In ternet. This email alert has been sent for the exclusive use of POLITICO Pro subscriber jvelasquez@politico.com. Forwarding or reproducing the alert without the express, written permission of POLITICO Pro is a violation of federal law and the POLITICO Pro subscription agreement. Copyright © 2016 by POLITICO LLC. To subscribe to Pro, please go to www.politicopro.com. If you believe this has been sent to you in error, please safely unsubscribe. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

414 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 9:16 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; adey@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: FW: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital. Attachments: Orange_Regional_2008_Final_OS.pdf Scott & Bob, Below is an e-mail our office received from Mitchell Amado, a Utica native who served as the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center when a new hospital was built there. In his e-mail, he outlines his experience and attached a final report. He offers his knowledge and assistance given his hands on experience soliciting investors and working with the State in getting the project completed. I have no idea if he may be of assistance to us in our quest, but I figured it couldn’t hurt to pass this along. I included our entire group on this e-mail. If you believe contacting Mr. Amado would be advantageous, his e-mail is amadomj@twc.com and his number is 845- 649-9802. I will be sure to respond to him directly, thanking him for offering his assistance. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Mitchell Amado [mailto:amadomj@twc.com] Sent: Sunday, January 24, 2016 3:05 PM To: Mayor Cc: amadomj@twc.com Subject: Mitchell Amado Former Utican Former CFO at Orange regional Medical during planning, construction and opening of the New Hospital. Good day Mayor Palmieri, By way of introduction my name is Mitchell Amado. I grew up Utica, graduated from Proctor High School in 1980 received a Cross Country Running scholarship to LeMoyne College where I graduated with a BS in Accounting in 1984.

415 My parents and a couple of my siblings still reside in Utica. I currently reside in Saratoga Springs, NY and I am the CFO at Glens Falls Hospital. Previously I was the CFO at Orange Regional Medical Center for several years. You may view my full professional profile on LinkedIn. I have attached for your reading the Official Statement including the feasibility study that was prepared by Orange Regional Medical Center as we solicited investors for new hospital financing. A project of such magnitude is no easy task in any community. I have been staying on top of the happenings in Utica’s and the challenges with the project. I have a wealth of information and direct hands on experience in this matter and would be willing to discuss with you anytime the journey of Orange Regional Medical Center from the cost effective decision to build the new hospital using the Design Build concept, the monetization and sale strategy of the two existing campuses, equipment acquisition strategy , navigating thru the regulatory and political landscapes and anything you would wish to speak about that may be helpful in the Journey towards Utica’s new Hospital. We were thrown many curveballs along the way and even beaned a few times at Orange. We stayed the course and hit a grand slam for community. Mr. Mayor, your leadership has been forward thinking and outstanding. I have a great connection with Utica and many great memories over the years. If I can be of any value in your journey do not hesitate to contact me. Best Regards, Mitchell Amado amadomj@twc.com 845-649-9802

416 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 4:24 PM To: cgreco@cityofutica.com Subject: RE: Letter to Gov. Cuomo (RE: Hospital) Attachments: CUOMO HOSPITAL LETTER.docx We are good with it. The only thing I changed was I combined a paragraph. From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:47 PM To: John D Evans; Brian Adey; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Calogero Caitlin; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: Letter to Gov. Cuomo (RE: Hospital) Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi & County Executive Picente, Attached is a letter to the Governor, essentially thanking him for us being able to meet with Jim and other officials for offering his commitment to the Utica hospital project. I wanted to run this by each of your respective offices to see if you would like to sign onto the letter and if so, if you had any recommended revisions to it. Please let me know if this is something you’d be interested in. While the letter is addressed to the Governor, I think it would be advantageous for us to send copies to Jim Malatras, Robert Mujica and Commissioner Zucker. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250

417 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 2:47 PM To: John D Evans; Brian Adey; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Calogero Caitlin; Candido, Alfred; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: Letter to Gov. Cuomo (RE: Hospital) Attachments: CUOMO HOSPITAL LETTER.docx Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi & County Executive Picente, Attached is a letter to the Governor, essentially thanking him for us being able to meet with Jim and other officials for offering his commitment to the Utica hospital project. I wanted to run this by each of your respective offices to see if you would like to sign onto the letter and if so, if you had any recommended revisions to it. Please let me know if this is something you’d be interested in. While the letter is addressed to the Governor, I think it would be advantageous for us to send copies to Jim Malatras, Robert Mujica and Commissioner Zucker. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250

418 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, January 21, 2016 8:16 AM To: dguze@rny.com Subject: Re: Daily Sentinel -- Asking your opinion... An executive chamber and governor's office who is more understanding and committed to the project than in the last year. A unifying moment in what is a complicated and multi year process on building a new hospital. In other words, it took almost losing the once in a generation opportunity to wake up a silent majority. I think the naysayers are few and loud. And the region suffers from indifference. A strong motivator for MVHS to continue to do work but to accelerate the pace and make this thing a reality today instead of tomorrow. Also I think people get hung up on the dollar. Look MVHS wasn't spending 300 this year. So it's not necessary to see 300 in a capital fund on a balance sheet. If it's 20 million or 50 or even 5 this year that's fine. It's early in the process. But the commitment to build it is more important than the dollar amount today. Sent from my iPhone > On Jan 21, 2016, at 8:12 AM, "Dan Guzewich" wrote: > > Yes. > > > >> On Jan 21, 2016, at 8:10 AM, Genovese, James wrote: >> >> Off the record? >> >> Sent from my iPhone >> >>> On Jan 21, 2016, at 8:02 AM, "Dan Guzewich" wrote: >>> >>> James: >>> >>> >>> What are your three takeaways regarding the hospital project following yesterday’s events? >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> Dan >

419 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:03 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding TY From: Genovese, James Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:02 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Re: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding WKTV Sent from my iPhone On Jan 20, 2016, at 1:01 PM, "Caruso, Delores (LABOR)" wrote: Tony said it would be streamlined, which of these mega media stations will have it? From: Genovese, James Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:51 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: RE: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding We are. Press conference here at 3:00pm. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: Fw: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding FYI - Chamber pleased with Anthony's remarks. Shove these headlines down their throats. Subject: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it.

420 That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected officials and the governor's staff this morning to discuss the governor's proposed reallocation of $300 million allocated for a new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital in the fiscal year 2016 budget. "We had a very productive meeting with top officials from the governor's office at which time they stated that the governor is committed to getting the project done," said state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica). Related content State pulling plug on new hospital?But the governor has not backed up that commitment with funding at this point, he said. "We're going to continue discussions over the next several days to determine how to best move forward with getting a new hospital built," Brindisi said. The meeting included Brindisi, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.r has cut. The $300 million for the hospital has been reallocated to other projects, including $100 million for the Marcy Nanocenter and approximately $195 million to go to hospitals across the state, which could include the health system, according to a statement released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. The statement blamed the reallocation on the fact that the plan for building the hospital and using the funding has not been completed. Officials had said that they were surprised to see the reallocation while studying the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which was released last week. Check back later for more details. http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160120/meeting-ends-in-albany-with-no-promise-ofhospital- funding Right-click here to download pictures. To help p ro tect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding www.uticaod.com The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected

421 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:03 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: Re: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding WKTV Sent from my iPhone On Jan 20, 2016, at 1:01 PM, "Caruso, Delores (LABOR)" wrote: Tony said it would be streamlined, which of these mega media stations will have it? From: Genovese, James Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:51 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: RE: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding We are. Press conference here at 3:00pm. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: Fw: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding FYI - Chamber pleased with Anthony's remarks. Shove these headlines down their throats. Subject: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected officials and the governor's staff this morning to discuss the governor's proposed reallocation of $300 million allocated for a new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital in the fiscal year 2016 budget. "We had a very productive meeting with top officials from the governor's office at which time they stated that the governor is committed to getting the project done," said state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica).

422 Related content State pulling plug on new hospital?But the governor has not backed up that commitment with funding at this point, he said. "We're going to continue discussions over the next several days to determine how to best move forward with getting a new hospital built," Brindisi said. The meeting included Brindisi, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.r has cut. The $300 million for the hospital has been reallocated to other projects, including $100 million for the Marcy Nanocenter and approximately $195 million to go to hospitals across the state, which could include the health system, according to a statement released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. The statement blamed the reallocation on the fact that the plan for building the hospital and using the funding has not been completed. Officials had said that they were surprised to see the reallocation while studying the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which was released last week. Check back later for more details. http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160120/meeting-ends-in-albany-with-no-promise-ofhospital- funding Right-click here to download pictures. To help p ro tect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding www.uticaod.com The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected

423 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 1:01 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding Tony said it would be streamlined, which of these mega media stations will have it? From: Genovese, James Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:51 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: RE: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding We are. Press conference here at 3:00pm. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: Fw: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding FYI - Chamber pleased with Anthony's remarks. Shove these headlines down their throats. Subject: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected officials and the governor's staff this morning to discuss the governor's proposed reallocation of $300 million allocated for a new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital in the fiscal year 2016 budget. "We had a very productive meeting with top officials from the governor's office at which time they stated that the governor is committed to getting the project done," said state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica). Related content State pulling plug on new hospital?But the governor has not backed up that commitment with funding at this point, he said. "We're going to continue discussions over the next several days to determine how to best move forward with getting a new hospital built," Brindisi said. The meeting included Brindisi, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.r has cut. The $300 million for the hospital has been reallocated to other projects, including $100 million for the Marcy Nanocenter and approximately $195 million to go to hospitals across the state, which could include the health system, according to a statement released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. The statement blamed the reallocation on the fact that the plan for building the hospital and using the funding has not been completed. Officials had said that they were surprised to see the reallocation while studying the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which was released last week.

424 Check back later for more details. http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160120/meeting-ends-in-albany-with-no-promise-of-hospital-funding Right-click here to download pictures. To help p ro tect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding www.uticaod.com The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected

425 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:52 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov; apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net Subject: RE: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding We are. Press conference here at 3:00pm. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM To: Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Candido, Alfred Subject: Fw: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding FYI - Chamber pleased with Anthony's remarks. Shove these headlines down their throats. Subject: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected officials and the governor's staff this morning to discuss the governor's proposed reallocation of $300 million allocated for a new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital in the fiscal year 2016 budget. "We had a very productive meeting with top officials from the governor's office at which time they stated that the governor is committed to getting the project done," said state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica). Related content State pulling plug on new hospital?But the governor has not backed up that commitment with funding at this point, he said. "We're going to continue discussions over the next several days to determine how to best move forward with getting a new hospital built," Brindisi said. The meeting included Brindisi, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.r has cut. The $300 million for the hospital has been reallocated to other projects, including $100 million for the Marcy Nanocenter and approximately $195 million to go to hospitals across the state, which could include the health system, according to a statement released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. The statement blamed the reallocation on the fact that the plan for building the hospital and using the funding has not been completed. Officials had said that they were surprised to see the reallocation while studying the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which was released last week. Check back later for more details. http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160120/meeting-ends-in-albany-with-no-promise-of-hospital-funding

426 Right-click here to download pictures. To help p ro tect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding www.uticaod.com The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected

427 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 12:50 PM To: Genovese, James; Tony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net); Candido, Alfred Subject: Fw: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding FYI - Chamber pleased with Anthony's remarks. Shove these headlines down their throats. Subject: Utica OD: Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected officials and the governor's staff this morning to discuss the governor's proposed reallocation of $300 million allocated for a new Mohawk Valley Health System hospital in the fiscal year 2016 budget. "We had a very productive meeting with top officials from the governor's office at which time they stated that the governor is committed to getting the project done," said state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi (D-Utica). Related content State pulling plug on new hospital?But the governor has not backed up that commitment with funding at this point, he said. "We're going to continue discussions over the next several days to determine how to best move forward with getting a new hospital built," Brindisi said. The meeting included Brindisi, state Sen. Joseph Griffo (R-Rome), Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente, Jr. and Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri.r has cut. The $300 million for the hospital has been reallocated to other projects, including $100 million for the Marcy Nanocenter and approximately $195 million to go to hospitals across the state, which could include the health system, according to a statement released Tuesday by the New York State Department of Health. The statement blamed the reallocation on the fact that the plan for building the hospital and using the funding has not been completed. Officials had said that they were surprised to see the reallocation while studying the governor’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2017, which was released last week. Check back later for more details. http://www.uticaod.com/news/20160120/meeting-ends-in-albany-with-no-promise-of-hospital-funding

428 Right-click here to download pictures. To help p ro tect your privacy, Outlook prevented automatic download of this picture from the Internet. Meeting ends in Albany with no promise of hospital funding www.uticaod.com The governor wants to see a new hospital in the Utica area, but hasn't promised any money for it. That was the outcome of a meeting between area elected

429 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 7:46 PM To: dshipman@wktv.com; rmurphy@wktv.com Subject: Fwd: Joint Statement on funding for proposed hospital Attachments: Statement concerning the funding for a new proposed hospital in Oneida County 1.19.16.docx; ATT00001.htm Subject: Fwd: Joint Statement on funding for proposed hospital Joint Statement on funding for proposed hospital Concerning the funding for a new proposed hospital in Oneida County, here is a joint statement from State Senator Joseph Griffo, State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr., Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Scott H. Perra, FACHE, President & CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System: Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility in Oneida County. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor and his senior staff to correct the unanticipated change. We do not doubt the Governor’s commitment to improving the healthcare system in Oneida County. To that end, we will be meeting this week with his senior administration officials to further discuss the matter to ensure the change is corrected.

430 Pronteau, Robert E From: Thomas Coyne Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 6:33 PM To: Genovese, James; John Stemen; Rocco LaDuca; Erin Gigliotti Subject: JOINT STATEMENT? “Shortly after the governor’s executive budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility in Oneida County,” wrote state Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-Rome; Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, D-Utica; Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr.; Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri; and health system President and CEO Scott Perra in a joint statement. Joint statement? Wouldn’t a joint statement be released to all of the media? Tom Coyne News Director Nexstar Broadcasting WFXV/WPNY Providing Services to WUTR-TV Phone 315-272-1371 Cell 315-527-8254 Fax 315-624-0737 This electronic message may contain privileged or confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient of this email, please delete it from your system and advise the sender. WFXV/WUTR/WPNY does not discriminate in advertising contracts on the basis of race, ethnicity or gender and further requires that in the performance of all WFXV/WUTR/WPNY advertising agreements, WFXV/WUTR/WPNY require that each party does not discriminate on the basis of race or ethnicity.

431 Pronteau, Robert E From: John Stemen Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 5:17 PM To: news@uticaod.com; aroth@uticaod.com Subject: Joint Statement on funding for proposed hospital Attachments: Statement concerning the funding for a new proposed hospital in Oneida County 1.19.16.docx Concerning the funding for a new proposed hospital in Oneida County, here is a joint statement from State Senator Joseph Griffo, State Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi, Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente Jr., Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Scott H. Perra, FACHE, President & CEO of Mohawk Valley Health System: Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility in Oneida County. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor and his senior staff to correct the unanticipated change. We do not doubt the Governor’s commitment to improving the healthcare system in Oneida County. To that end, we will be meeting this week with his senior administration officials to further discuss the matter to ensure the change is corrected.

432 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:46 PM To: stemenj@assembly.state.ny.us Subject: RE: Draft joint statement Tony does not believe we should be speculating on what happened. New Draft Statement below , Tony is calling Anthony in a few minutes. Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility in Oneida County. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor and his senior staff to correct the unanticipated change. We do not doubt the Governor’s commitment to this project. To that end we will be meeting this week with his senior administration officials to further discuss the matter to ensure the change is corrected. From: John Stemen [mailto:stemenj@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:04 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Draft joint statement James--Please review the draft statement below and let me know if it’s ok. Thanks, John Stemen Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s district office, Utica (315) 732-1055 (phone) (315) 732-1413 (fax) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 STATEMENT FROM … ON STATUS OF UTICA HOSPITAL FUNDING Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility our region. It’s possible the discrepancy may be attributed to recent high-level changes among key players of the Governor’s fiscal team. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor’s senior staff to determine what had occurred concerning the funding, and why.

433 The Governor promised this funding for a new hospital in our region, and we will be meeting this week with his top officials to further discuss the matter to ensure that the Governor fulfills his commitment. ###

434 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:39 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov Subject: RE: MMRL - MVHS Final.docx Got it. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:37 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: MMRL - MVHS Final.docx James- Attached is the document used to begin formal discussions with MVHS. This has been kept pretty much under the radar for obvious reasons and definitely needs to be a part of your packet as well as in the discussions. Tony needs to be aware that both boards unanimously agreed to move this discussions to an another level . The MMRL board designated one of its senior board members to head a sub-committee to work with MVHS’s working group once it was created. All of this occurred simultaneously as the budget was unveiled, thus now at a standstill. Keep me in the loop and thanks.

435 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:37 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: MMRL - MVHS Final.docx Attachments: MMRL - MVHS Final.docx James- Attached is the document used to begin formal discussions with MVHS. This has been kept pretty much under the radar for obvious reasons and definitely needs to be a part of your packet as well as in the discussions. Tony needs to be aware that both boards unanimously agreed to move this discussions to an another level . The MMRL board designated one of its senior board members to head a sub-committee to work with MVHS’s working group once it was created. All of this occurred simultaneously as the budget was unveiled, thus now at a standstill. Keep me in the loop and thanks.

436 Pronteau, Robert E From: Rocco LaDuca Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:07 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: joint statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 STATEMENT FROM … ON STATUS OF UTICA HOSPITAL FUNDING Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility our region. It’s possible the discrepancy may be attributed to recent high-level changes among key players of the Governor’s fiscal team. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor’s senior staff to determine what had occurred concerning the funding, and why. The Governor promised this funding for a new hospital in our region, and we will be meeting this week with his top officials to further discuss the matter to ensure that the Governor fulfills his commitment. ### ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo

437 Pronteau, Robert E From: John Stemen Sent: Tuesday, January 19, 2016 2:04 PM To: 'Genovese, James' Subject: Draft joint statement James--Please review the draft statement below and let me know if it’s ok. Thanks, John Stemen Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s district office, Utica (315) 732-1055 (phone) (315) 732-1413 (fax) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2016 STATEMENT FROM … ON STATUS OF UTICA HOSPITAL FUNDING Shortly after the Governor’s Executive Budget was presented last week, we became aware of a change involving the $300 million in state funding that had been allocated last year to build a new hospital facility our region. It’s possible the discrepancy may be attributed to recent high-level changes among key players of the Governor’s fiscal team. Upon discovering this issue, we immediately began discussions with the Governor’s senior staff to determine what had occurred concerning the funding, and why. The Governor promised this funding for a new hospital in our region, and we will be meeting this week with his top officials to further discuss the matter to ensure that the Governor fulfills his commitment. ###

438 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Monday, January 11, 2016 5:00 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Business Review Attachments: Biz Review Questions.doc Hi, James, We are working on our Business Review section for the year. We are trying to get 10 area leaders to answer five questions having to do with regional economic development. Each answer should be no more than 100 words. Deadline is Jan. 22. Is Tony willing to do this? I am optimistically attaching the questions. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

439 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 3:11 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg Thanks, Steve. I believe we have confirmation from all parties and are now scheduled to meet on Friday, February 5th at 11:00 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Thank you all for responding so quickly. I’ll send out a meeting notice shortly. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Charles Greco; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting

440 Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110

441 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

442 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 3:11 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg Thanks, Steve. I believe we have confirmation from all parties and are now scheduled to meet on Friday, February 5th at 11:00 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Thank you all for responding so quickly. I’ll send out a meeting notice shortly. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Charles Greco; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting

443 Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110

444 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

445 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 3:11 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg Thanks, Steve. I believe we have confirmation from all parties and are now scheduled to meet on Friday, February 5th at 11:00 am in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Thank you all for responding so quickly. I’ll send out a meeting notice shortly. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Charles Greco; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting

446 Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110

447 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

448 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning.

449 We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

450 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning.

451 We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

452 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 2:54 PM To: Margaret Keblish; Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg I am fine with both times. From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning.

453 We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

454 Pronteau, Robert E From: acarroll@ocgov.net Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:36 PM To: MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org; brindia@assembly.state.ny.us; calogeroc@assembly.state.ny.us; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; acandido@ocgov.net; apicente@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: image001.jpg; image002.jpg County Executive is available on the 5th at both times as well. Thank You, Amanda Amanda Daniels Carroll Executive Secretary to the County Executive 800 Park Ave Utica, NY 13501 315-798-5800 315-798-2390(Fax) From: Margaret Keblish [mailto:MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Carroll, Amanda; Picente, Anthony; Genovese, James Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare

455 St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

456 Pronteau, Robert E From: Margaret Keblish Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:35 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; Calogero Caitlin; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; cgreco@cityofutica.com; Steven DiMeo; adey@nysenate.gov; darcange@nysenate.gov; Candido, Alfred; Acarroll@ocgov.net; Picente, Anthony; JGenovese@ocgov.net Cc: abizzari@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Attachments: IMAGE.jpg Scott and Bob are available on Friday, February 5th at 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. I'll place a hold on their calendars pending confirmation. Thank you. Margaret Keblish Executive Assistant to the CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office (315) 624-6002 Fax (315) 624-6956 mkeblish@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Charles Greco 1/7/2016 11:52 AM >>> Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail.

457 Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

458 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 12:15 PM To: Caitlin Calogero; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Picente, Anthony'; 'Carroll, Amanda'; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Thanks, Caitlin. 11:00 am works for us. I’ll wait to hear from the rest of the group if 11:00 am on the 5th fits their schedules. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: Caitlin Calogero [mailto:calogeroc@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:57 AM To: Charles Greco; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Picente, Anthony'; 'Carroll, Amanda'; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Assemblyman Brindisi will be in Syracuse that morning. I can make 11am work but not 10am unfortunately. Thanks, - Caitlin From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:52 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob,

459 This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250

460 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin Calogero Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:57 AM To: 'Charles Greco'; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Picente, Anthony'; 'Carroll, Amanda'; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: 'Ashley Bizzari' Subject: RE: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Assemblyman Brindisi will be in Syracuse that morning. I can make 11am work but not 10am unfortunately. Thanks, - Caitlin From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:52 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri

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462 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 11:52 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Ashley Bizzari Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Steve, Scott and Bob, This is a follow up to the meeting we had this morning. We agreed that it would be best to reconvene in about 3-4 weeks and came to the conclusion that a Friday morning would likely work out best for all parties, given that Senator Griffo and Assemblyman Brindisi are in session throughout the week. Would Friday February 5th at 10:00 am work for the group? We can certainly meet in the Mayor’s Conference Room if that is ok. If you can let me know your availability and if this date/time works for you that would be great. Margaret, Scott informed me that you would be able to schedule this meeting for him and Bob, hence I didn’t know include them on this e-mail. Look forward to hearing from everyone. Thanks. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250

463 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, January 07, 2016 6:57 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: $100 M downtown fund We have a 9AM meeting this morning with MVHS. I have no sense on where the hospital stands. I would not be surprised if they are prepared to do a band aid project that would just add on to St. Lukes. I think they are looking or have looked at that option. From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, January 06, 2016 10:39 PM To: 'Picente, Anthony'; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: $100 M downtown fund From what I understand on this proposal, each region will get a $10 M project for one downtown as part of the Governor’s proposal. That means that Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton all cities that received $500 M in URI funding and in the case of Buffalo $1 B will be rewarded an extra $10 M.I find that offensive. Why not take that $100 M and add it to the $200 M that the Governor wants to give the 4 URI losers so that they have $75 M vs. $50 M to jump start their plans. That makes more sense. Then this half-baked proposal.

464 Pronteau, Robert E From: Scott Perra Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:26 AM To: Keblish, Margaret; Scholefield, Bob; DiMeo, Steven Cc: Brindisi Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: MVHS Hospital Project Attachments: IMAGE.png; IMAGE.png OK, I will have Margaret try to set up a meeting. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Steven DiMeo 12/22/2015 10:03 AM >>> Scott January 5th, 7th and 8th work best for me. I am on business travel the week after on west coast. Steve From: Scott Perra [mailto:sperra@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:57 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Keblish, Margaret; Scholefield, Bob Cc: Brindisi Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: MVHS Hospital Project Sure, I am away next week ,but was planning on calling you upon my return anyway.what is the beat why to get the meeting set up. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO

465 Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Steven DiMeo 12/22/2015 9:46 AM >>> Scott Can we get a meeting to discuss next steps on the hospital project . Despite the fact that we did not win the URI, there are options for keeping the downtown site option on the table. I keep getting calls from downtown property owners and consultants asking about the project where it stands. We are also getting calls from NYSDOT who is asking about incorporating a traffic study into the NYS Route 5S programming document assuming that the hospital is on the downtown site. There is a fee proposal from OBG to include that in the NYS DOT scope. Please advise. Steve CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You! CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

466 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 10:03 AM To: Scott Perra; Keblish, Margaret; Scholefield, Bob Cc: Brindisi Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: MVHS Hospital Project Attachments: image001.png Scott January 5th, 7th and 8th work best for me. I am on business travel the week after on west coast. Steve From: Scott Perra [mailto:sperra@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:57 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Keblish, Margaret; Scholefield, Bob Cc: Brindisi Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: MVHS Hospital Project Sure, I am away next week ,but was planning on calling you upon my return anyway.what is the beat why to get the meeting set up. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Steven DiMeo 12/22/2015 9:46 AM >>> Scott Can we get a meeting to discuss next steps on the hospital project . Despite the fact that we did not win the URI, there are options for keeping the downtown site option on the table. I keep getting calls from downtown property owners and consultants asking about the project where it stands. We are also getting calls from NYSDOT who is asking about incorporating a traffic study into the NYS Route

467 5S programming document assuming that the hospital is on the downtown site. There is a fee proposal from OBG to include that in the NYS DOT scope. Please advise. Steve CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

468 Pronteau, Robert E From: Scott Perra Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:57 AM To: DiMeo, Steven; Keblish, Margaret; Scholefield, Bob Cc: Brindisi Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: MVHS Hospital Project Attachments: IMAGE.png Sure, I am away next week ,but was planning on calling you upon my return anyway.what is the beat why to get the meeting set up. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Steven DiMeo 12/22/2015 9:46 AM >>> Scott Can we get a meeting to discuss next steps on the hospital project . Despite the fact that we did not win the URI, there are options for keeping the downtown site option on the table. I keep getting calls from downtown property owners and consultants asking about the project where it stands. We are also getting calls from NYSDOT who is asking about incorporating a traffic study into the NYS Route 5S programming document assuming that the hospital is on the downtown site. There is a fee proposal from OBG to include that in the NYS DOT scope. Please advise. Steve CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

469 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 2015 9:47 AM To: Scott Perra (sperra@mvhealthsystem.org) Cc: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Picente, Anthony Subject: MVHS Hospital Project Scott Can we get a meeting to discuss next steps on the hospital project . Despite the fact that we did not win the URI, there are options for keeping the downtown site option on the table. I keep getting calls from downtown property owners and consultants asking about the project where it stands. We are also getting calls from NYSDOT who is asking about incorporating a traffic study into the NYS Route 5S programming document assuming that the hospital is on the downtown site. There is a fee proposal from OBG to include that in the NYS DOT scope. Please advise. Steve

470 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 7:30 PM To: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: CFA Round 5 Application This is one of the projects not funded out of the $100.3 M that was earmarked for the MVREDC. From: Szarejko, Deborah (ESD) [mailto:Deborah.Szarejko@esd.ny.gov] Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 3:53 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: CFA Round 5 Application December 10, 2015 Steven DiMeo, President Mohawk Valley EDGE 584 Phoenix Drive Rome, NY 13441 Re: ESD – Strategic Planning and Feasibility Study Program MVHS Planning Reuse Study, CFA #54504 Dear Steven DiMeo: Thank you for applying to the Empire State Development Strategic Planning and Feasibility Study Program made available through the 2015 Consolidated Funding Application (CFA). Empire State Development has completed its review of your project application. Unfortunately, your proposal was not selected for further consideration under the CFA solicitation. This does not preclude you from applying for future CFA funding rounds. We encourage you to contact your ESD Regional Office to discuss potential improvements to your application. Contact information can be found at http://esd.ny.gov/RegionalOverviews.html. If you applied for funding from other ESD programs or other State agencies, you will receive information from those programs/agencies separately. Sincerely, Empire State Development Debbie Szarejko Secretary 1

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472 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 11:54 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: Re: South Utica Neighborhood Association Meeting: 6pm, Monday, December 14 in Notre Dame (Lourdes) Elementary School on Barton Avenue (corner of Genesee Street) (across from St. Elizabeth Hospital) Is anyone from the County attending this tonight. Considering the organizers for this are Trent and Zecca raises questions of their objectivity. From: Tim Trent [mailto:timtrent@usa.net] Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:52 AM To: Tim Trent Cc: Jim Zecca Subject: FW: Re: South Utica Neighborhood Association Meeting: 6pm, Monday, December 14 in Notre Dame (Lourdes) Elementary School on Barton Avenue (corner of Genesee Street) (across from St. Elizabeth Hospital) For Your Information. Forwarding As Requested. From: James Zecca [mailto:zec101@aol.com] Subject: South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) meeting - New Hospital update Please pass on to others. Thanks. South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) Monday, December 14, 6:00 PM Notre Dame Elementary School (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes) - Barton Ave. Entrance The guest speaker at Monday night's Block Association meeting 12/14/15 will be the Chairman of the Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors Judge Norm Siegel. This is the Board who will make the final decision regarding where the new hospital will be located and what will happen to the St. Elizabeth Hospital complex when it's closed. We need good representation from our South Utica neighborhoods for this meeting. Observer-Dispatch Newspaper: Hospital can fit in new downtown Utica; transparency needed http://m.uticaod.com/article/20151206/OPINION/151209725

473 Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors Chairman Honorable Norman Siegel Officers Vice Chairman Gregory McLean Secretary Gregory Evans Treasurer Joan Compson President/CEO Scott H. Perra, FACHE * Board Members Domenic Aiello, MD Brian Boyle, MD – Medical Staff President * Barbara Brodock Catherine Cominsky Joan Compson Robert Dicks Gregory Evans Robert Fleischer, MD – Medical Staff President (SEMC) * Maria Gesualdo, DO Todd Hutton, PhD Andrew Kowalczyk III, Esq. Gregory McLean Stephen Sweet Richard Tantillo Symeon Tsoupelis Bonnie Woods Eric Yoss, MD Richard Zweifel

474 Partners in Franciscan Ministries Thomas H. Dennison, Ph.D (ex officio, Board of Trustees) * Coterminous With Position Mailing Address for the Board Mohawk Valley Health System PO Box 479 Utica, NY 13503-0479 Effective: January 22, 2015 Sent from my iPhone Jim Zecca

475 Pronteau, Robert E From: Tim Trent Sent: Monday, December 14, 2015 10:52 AM To: Tim Trent Cc: Jim Zecca Subject: FW: Re: South Utica Neighborhood Association Meeting: 6pm, Monday, December 14 in Notre Dame (Lourdes) Elementary School on Barton Avenue (corner of Genesee Street) (across from St. Elizabeth Hospital) For Your Information. Forwarding As Requested. From: James Zecca [mailto:zec101@aol.com] Subject: South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) meeting - New Hospital update Please pass on to others. Thanks. South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) Monday, December 14, 6:00 PM Notre Dame Elementary School (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes) - Barton Ave. Entrance The guest speaker at Monday night's Block Association meeting 12/14/15 will be the Chairman of the Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors Judge Norm Siegel. This is the Board who will make the final decision regarding where the new hospital will be located and what will happen to the St. Elizabeth Hospital complex when it's closed. We need good representation from our South Utica neighborhoods for this meeting. Observer-Dispatch Newspaper: Hospital can fit in new downtown Utica; transparency needed http://m.uticaod.com/article/20151206/OPINION/151209725 Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors Chairman Honorable Norman Siegel Officers

476 Vice Chairman Gregory McLean Secretary Gregory Evans Treasurer Joan Compson President/CEO Scott H. Perra, FACHE * Board Members Domenic Aiello, MD Brian Boyle, MD – Medical Staff President * Barbara Brodock Catherine Cominsky Joan Compson Robert Dicks Gregory Evans Robert Fleischer, MD – Medical Staff President (SEMC) * Maria Gesualdo, DO Todd Hutton, PhD Andrew Kowalczyk III, Esq. Gregory McLean Stephen Sweet Richard Tantillo Symeon Tsoupelis Bonnie Woods Eric Yoss, MD Richard Zweifel Partners in Franciscan Ministries Thomas H. Dennison, Ph.D (ex officio, Board of Trustees) * Coterminous With Position Mailing Address for the Board

477 Mohawk Valley Health System PO Box 479 Utica, NY 13503-0479 Effective: January 22, 2015 Sent from my iPhone Jim Zecca

478 Pronteau, Robert E From: James Zecca Sent: Sunday, December 13, 2015 10:32 AM To: Kamil Zogby; Kay Lauaux; Trudy; Trudy Cole Kennedy; Richard Morris; Lynda Marie Schmelcher; Gloria Vescera; Regina Venetto; Virginia Kosuda Franco; Bill Waszkiewicz; Harmony Speciale; Dave Julian; Barb Mickler; Robert Mickler; Father Dellos; Craig Grant; Ed Jackson; Jim Piccola; Mike Ballman; Glenn Hoffman; JK Hage; Robert Heins; Orin Domenico Subject: Fwd: South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) meeting - New Hospital update Subject: South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) meeting - New Hospital update Please pass on to others. Thanks. South Utica Neighborhood Association (SUNA) 2nd Monday, December 14 6:00 PM – Notre Dame Elementary School (formerly Our Lady of Lourdes)- Barton Ave. Entrance The guest speaker at Monday night's Block Association meeting 12/14/15 will be the Chairman of the Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors Judge Norm Siegel. This is the Board who will make the final decision regarding where the new hospital will be located and what will happen to the St. Elizabeth Hospital complex when it's closed. We need good representation from our South Utica neighborhoods for this meeting. OUR VIEW: Hospital can fit in new downtown Utica; transparency needed http://m.uticaod.com/article/20151206/OPINION/151209725 Mohawk Valley Health System Board of Directors

479 Officers Chairman Honorable Norman Siegel Vice Chairman Gregory McLean Secretary Gregory Evans Treasurer Joan Compson President/CEO Scott H. Perra, FACHE * Board of Directors Domenic Aiello, MD Brian Boyle, MD – Medical Staff President * Barbara Brodock Catherine Cominsky Joan Compson Robert Dicks Gregory Evans Robert Fleischer, MD – Medical Staff President (SEMC) * Maria Gesualdo, DO Todd Hutton, PhD Andrew Kowalczyk III, Esq. Gregory McLean Stephen Sweet Richard Tantillo Symeon Tsoupelis Bonnie Woods Eric Yoss, MD Richard Zweifel Partners in Franciscan Ministries Thomas H. Dennison, Ph.D (ex officio, Board of Trustees) * Coterminous With Position Mailing Address for the Board Mohawk Valley Health System PO Box 479 Utica, NY 13503-0479 Effective: January 22, 2015

480 Sent from my iPhone Jim Zecca

481 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 6:50 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Anthony Brindisi; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: RE: Hopsital Does Andrew realize that $300M does not get a new hospital in downtown and probably does not work at St. Lukes either. He balked at us putting this into the URI plan so we soft pedaled it and thought we would revisit when we won. We didn’t win and if downtown is to move we need to advance downtown. The $84 M estimate that I have – which is an estimate – could be staged in phases. Can we earmark $25M of the proposed $50 M that may be in the budget for MVREDC? Can the balance be staged over the next 2-3 years in budget? If so then that would likely work. Right now this entire project is in limbo and I think that would include the St. Luke’s site unless they do a canabilized project that has some new construction and retrofit of existing space. Not sure that is possible but they might have looked at that as a way to proceed. It is unfair for Andrew to say that the hospital has to show progress to keep the $300M in the 9 months after the ink dried on the budget. I also think we need to know exactly how the funding for ams will be in the budget. He needs to show $500 M for the FAB C project and $200 M for Marcy Nanocenter/tooling and R&D joint project funding. I believe we (FSMC and EDGE) have an obligation to show them the money on this project by March or else they can walk. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 6:36 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hopsital I spoke to Andrew on the way out yesterday and requested a meeting on the Hospital specifically on the downtown piece and he said we should do that within the next few weeks before the budget. He was also concerned that movement needed to be shown to assure the money remains. I will follow up today with a call to him to get this set up. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Dec 10, 2015, at 6:50 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I do not think they are looking for an excuse. I think they want downtown based on my call with Hammes on Monday. I think they have financial challenge at St. Lukes and if there is an alternative scenario it is probably a less ambitious project that does not provide long term benefits for the region. A compromised project is a lost opportunity for the region. Right now we do not have a way to deliver downtown and they cannot incur extra costs to offset cost premium to assemble downtown site. There are two potential developer options for Hotel Utica that is totally contingent on a downtown hospital/health care campus. We also did not get planning money for

482 reuse of hospital sites. We really short changed ourselves in REDC process by not pushing more of our projects,. We sacrificed a lot of good projects in the spirit of regional cooperation and believing that we would win URI because NYS told us they wanted us to commit part of the URI for ams AG. I guess that was a bad strategy since it is apparent that NYS would penalize us for having the audacity to create momentum and provide a tipping point for economic transformation. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:25 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hopsital Agreed. My last day here is tomorrow then I'm gone next week. This should not be an excuse by them to abandon downtown. I want to see concrete numbers that it is more expensive because I believe St. Luke's has its own unique challenges. On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: We should sit with Scott and discuss how to proceed with downtown site option. I am sure they are confused and disappointed with today’s announcement. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

483 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, December 11, 2015 6:36 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com; LTG@gkginsurance.com Subject: Re: Hopsital I spoke to Andrew on the way out yesterday and requested a meeting on the Hospital specifically on the downtown piece and he said we should do that within the next few weeks before the budget. He was also concerned that movement needed to be shown to assure the money remains. I will follow up today with a call to him to get this set up. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Dec 10, 2015, at 6:50 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I do not think they are looking for an excuse. I think they want downtown based on my call with Hammes on Monday. I think they have financial challenge at St. Lukes and if there is an alternative scenario it is probably a less ambitious project that does not provide long term benefits for the region. A compromised project is a lost opportunity for the region. Right now we do not have a way to deliver downtown and they cannot incur extra costs to offset cost premium to assemble downtown site. There are two potential developer options for Hotel Utica that is totally contingent on a downtown hospital/health care campus. We also did not get planning money for reuse of hospital sites. We really short changed ourselves in REDC process by not pushing more of our projects,. We sacrificed a lot of good projects in the spirit of regional cooperation and believing that we would win URI because NYS told us they wanted us to commit part of the URI for ams AG. I guess that was a bad strategy since it is apparent that NYS would penalize us for having the audacity to create momentum and provide a tipping point for economic transformation. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:25 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hopsital Agreed. My last day here is tomorrow then I'm gone next week. This should not be an excuse by them to abandon downtown. I want to see concrete numbers that it is more expensive because I believe St. Luke's has its own unique challenges. On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: We should sit with Scott and discuss how to proceed with downtown site option. I am sure they are confused and disappointed with today’s announcement.

484 -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

485 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:50 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: RE: Hopsital I do not think they are looking for an excuse. I think they want downtown based on my call with Hammes on Monday. I think they have financial challenge at St. Lukes and if there is an alternative scenario it is probably a less ambitious project that does not provide long term benefits for the region. A compromised project is a lost opportunity for the region. Right now we do not have a way to deliver downtown and they cannot incur extra costs to offset cost premium to assemble downtown site. There are two potential developer options for Hotel Utica that is totally contingent on a downtown hospital/health care campus. We also did not get planning money for reuse of hospital sites. We really short changed ourselves in REDC process by not pushing more of our projects,. We sacrificed a lot of good projects in the spirit of regional cooperation and believing that we would win URI because NYS told us they wanted us to commit part of the URI for ams AG. I guess that was a bad strategy since it is apparent that NYS would penalize us for having the audacity to create momentum and provide a tipping point for economic transformation. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:25 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hopsital Agreed. My last day here is tomorrow then I'm gone next week. This should not be an excuse by them to abandon downtown. I want to see concrete numbers that it is more expensive because I believe St. Luke's has its own unique challenges. On Thursday, December 10, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: We should sit with Scott and discuss how to proceed with downtown site option. I am sure they are confused and disappointed with today’s announcement. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

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487 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 1:54 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I thought the 85 million was for downtown's only? On Mon, Dec 7, 2015 at 1:35 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I spoke to Dan Connolly of Hammes this morning. They have been working on due diligence for the hospital. He was calling me to check and see what is status of URI. He is still very positive on downtown and says that the work they are doing for hospital is due diligence on both options but that MVHS is still focused on downtown. I mentioned to him that there has been little engagement or communication with property owners. I also told him that this would be a lot easier if they had some conceptual visuals on what this might look like in downtown to quell the contrarian view that exists in some circles. He said that they can pull that together fairly quickly once given the green light. He is very much a downtown site advocate. He sees this as a major development piece for Utica and region. I think this hinges on us winning the URI and then getting this past 5 other counties. Things may be a bit more difficult after we win then before we submitted. Other counties may be feeling their oats after we win. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

488 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, December 07, 2015 1:35 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: Hospital I spoke to Dan Connolly of Hammes this morning. They have been working on due diligence for the hospital. He was calling me to check and see what is status of URI. He is still very positive on downtown and says that the work they are doing for hospital is due diligence on both options but that MVHS is still focused on downtown. I mentioned to him that there has been little engagement or communication with property owners. I also told him that this would be a lot easier if they had some conceptual visuals on what this might look like in downtown to quell the contrarian view that exists in some circles. He said that they can pull that together fairly quickly once given the green light. He is very much a downtown site advocate. He sees this as a major development piece for Utica and region. I think this hinges on us winning the URI and then getting this past 5 other counties. Things may be a bit more difficult after we win then before we submitted. Other counties may be feeling their oats after we win.

489 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, December 02, 2015 5:45 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Anthony Picente Subject: Fwd: Proposed Hospital Site Another example of no communication Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Jim O'Brien Date: December 2, 2015 at 5:13:09 PM EST To: Fred Arcuri Cc: Steven DiMeo Subject: Re: Proposed Hospital Site Fred, I hope you had a great thanksgiving and I’m sorry I keep bothering you with these questions. I’m reaching out again regarding the feasibility study for the downtown area as you mentioned my father should receive a letter from the hospital regarding next steps but he has received nothing to date. We also heard they had a meeting with the property owners that this might effect but he was not made aware of a meeting? Are we to assume that he is no longer in the area of interest for the hospital? Any information you can provide would be great. Regards, Jim On Sep 28, 2015, at 3:51 PM, Fred Arcuri wrote: Jim Peter Zawko from our office handles small business, he should be reaching out to you in the next week or so. Fred -----Original Message-----

490 From: Jim O'Brien [mailto:jimpobrien@gmail.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:13 PM To: Fred Arcuri Cc: Steven DiMeo Subject: Re: Proposed Hospital Site Thanks Fred. Any information you can provide ongoing would be appreciated. I’ve recently started helping him with operation, business development and succession planning, so this slows us down a bit but we will remain optimistic as there is always a silver lining/opportunity with these decisions. In the meantime, I’m not sure if you offer any services that can benefit small business owners but if so I’d be interested to hear more about them. I currently own another company domiciled here in the mohawk valley with about 60 employees spread out across 8 counties in New York. In addition, I mentioned I’m beginning to work with my father to grow his business as he has two locations (Utica & Rome) that I’m looking to put some capital into along with new service/product lines. Thank you for your time and I appreciate your help. Regards, Jim On Sep 23, 2015, at 4:24 PM, Fred Arcuri wrote: Jim: At this point, the study area for the downtown option does include your father's business. That doesn't mean that it necessarily will be impacted, just that it is located in the feasibility study area. In the next few weeks you should receive a letter from MVHS outlining how the process will progress. Hope all is well.

491 Fred -----Original Message----- From: Jim OBrien [mailto:jimpobrien@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 9:31 PM To: Fred Arcuri Subject: Proposed Hospital Site Fred, Jim O'Brien here (from high school). I hope all is well. Do you still live in Clinton? I'm sorry to contact you out of the blue like this but I've been poking around after the announcement today regarding the proposed hospital site and noticed that Mohawk Valley Edge was assisting Mohawk Valley Health in procuring a location. So I went to Edge's site to see if I could find anymore information and I came across your contact and thought I might be able to reach out to you. Reason being is my fathers business resides on the south side of Columbia St (411Columbia) and we're trying to determine if this will have an effect on him or not. Any information you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Thank for your time and I hope all is well. Regards, Jim Sent from my iPhone

492 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 4:41 PM To: aroth@uticaod.com Subject: RE: downtown Utica ok From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 4:39 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: downtown Utica Wednesday unless he's free now. Not sure yet if I'll be at 792-5166 or at 691-2961. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: You can talk to John, but at the end of the day Tony is the only guy that should speak on the record for the County on a story like this. When is a good time for Tony to talk with you? From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 3:35 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: downtown Utica Hi, James, May I also talk to John Kent for the story I've already asked to talk to Tony about?

493 There are people who oppose the downtown hospital, arguing that the area could support revitalization with businesses that would go on the tax rolls --- restaurants, shops, maybe even Trader Joe's. I'd like to touch base with all the area planners to see whether they think that's a reasonable possibility. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

494 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 4:39 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: downtown Utica Wednesday unless he's free now. Not sure yet if I'll be at 792-5166 or at 691-2961. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 4:23 PM, Genovese, James wrote: You can talk to John, but at the end of the day Tony is the only guy that should speak on the record for the County on a story like this. When is a good time for Tony to talk with you? From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 3:35 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: downtown Utica Hi, James, May I also talk to John Kent for the story I've already asked to talk to Tony about? There are people who oppose the downtown hospital, arguing that the area could support revitalization with businesses that would go on the tax rolls --- restaurants, shops, maybe even Trader Joe's. I'd like to touch base with all the area planners to see whether they think that's a reasonable possibility. Thank you! Amy

495 Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

496 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 4:24 PM To: aroth@uticaod.com Subject: RE: downtown Utica You can talk to John, but at the end of the day Tony is the only guy that should speak on the record for the County on a story like this. When is a good time for Tony to talk with you? From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 3:35 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: downtown Utica Hi, James, May I also talk to John Kent for the story I've already asked to talk to Tony about? There are people who oppose the downtown hospital, arguing that the area could support revitalization with businesses that would go on the tax rolls --- restaurants, shops, maybe even Trader Joe's. I'd like to touch base with all the area planners to see whether they think that's a reasonable possibility. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

497 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Monday, November 16, 2015 3:35 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: downtown Utica Hi, James, May I also talk to John Kent for the story I've already asked to talk to Tony about? There are people who oppose the downtown hospital, arguing that the area could support revitalization with businesses that would go on the tax rolls --- restaurants, shops, maybe even Trader Joe's. I'd like to touch base with all the area planners to see whether they think that's a reasonable possibility. Thank you! Amy Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

498 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:49 AM To: aroth@uticaod.com Subject: Re: downtown development Ok. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2015, at 10:40 AM, "Roth, Amy" wrote: I need this by Thursday. I forgot that I'm off on Tuesday, though. Thank you! Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Genovese, James wrote: Yes. What's your deadline? I can have him call when he gets some time. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2015, at 10:32 AM, "Roth, Amy" wrote: Hi, James, I'm working with Alex Gerould on a big package on the part of downtown Utica that may become the new hospital. One aspect of this is the competing visions of what downtown Utica can/should be. Would Tony be willing to talk to me about how he envisions that neighborhood? Thank you! Amy P.S. On Fridays and Wednesdays, I work from home at 691-2961. I don't work Monday mornings. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter

499 Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

500 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:40 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Re: downtown development I need this by Thursday. I forgot that I'm off on Tuesday, though. Thank you! Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 10:35 AM, Genovese, James wrote: Yes. What's your deadline? I can have him call when he gets some time. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2015, at 10:32 AM, "Roth, Amy" wrote: Hi, James, I'm working with Alex Gerould on a big package on the part of downtown Utica that may become the new hospital. One aspect of this is the competing visions of what downtown Utica can/should be. Would Tony be willing to talk to me about how he envisions that neighborhood? Thank you! Amy P.S. On Fridays and Wednesdays, I work from home at 691-2961. I don't work Monday mornings. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient

501 or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation. 502 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:36 AM To: aroth@uticaod.com Subject: Re: downtown development Yes. What's your deadline? I can have him call when he gets some time. Sent from my iPhone On Nov 13, 2015, at 10:32 AM, "Roth, Amy" wrote: Hi, James, I'm working with Alex Gerould on a big package on the part of downtown Utica that may become the new hospital. One aspect of this is the competing visions of what downtown Utica can/should be. Would Tony be willing to talk to me about how he envisions that neighborhood? Thank you! Amy P.S. On Fridays and Wednesdays, I work from home at 691-2961. I don't work Monday mornings. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply e-mail and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

503 Pronteau, Robert E From: Roth, Amy Sent: Friday, November 13, 2015 10:32 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: downtown development Hi, James, I'm working with Alex Gerould on a big package on the part of downtown Utica that may become the new hospital. One aspect of this is the competing visions of what downtown Utica can/should be. Would Tony be willing to talk to me about how he envisions that neighborhood? Thank you! Amy P.S. On Fridays and Wednesdays, I work from home at 691-2961. I don't work Monday mornings. Amy Neff Roth Health reporter Observer Dispatch Utica, NY 315-792-5166 aroth@uticaod.com This message may contain confidential and/or privileged information. If you are not the intended recipient or authorized to receive this for the intended recipient, you must not use, copy, disclose or take any action based on this message or any information herein. If you have received this message in error, please advise the sender immediately by sending a reply email and delete this message. Thank you for your cooperation.

504 Pronteau, Robert E From: Scott Perra Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 4:09 PM To: Brindisi Anthony; DiMeo, Steven; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: Hospital Attachments: IMAGE.png We will try to put something together in next couple of weeks. Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org >>> Steven DiMeo 11/5/2015 2:29 PM >>> I am in complete agreement. This project needs a proactive communications strategy or else it will suffer from constant stories in the OD that raise valid questions but there is a time and place for addressing the reuse of the vacated sites. I thought Todd’s initial comments were not helpful. The comments at the end of the story were more positive on possible reuse options- which if you read in between the lines suggests Utica College would be interested if the perceived liabilities were removed. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:10 PM To: Scott Perra; Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Hospital Hello all, In light of this morning's article regarding the reuse of the St. Luke's campus, it appears the media is too focused on questions that cannot be answered at this point in time. In addition, Todd's comments were not particularly helpful and could provide more fodder to the No Hospital Downtown Group. Having said that, I think it would be helpful for the hospital to give the media some kind of timeline as to when things will occur. I recognize that much is dependent on the URI, but the statement I hear from those opposed is that they don't have information. A timeline could help alleviate concerns and provide some certainty as to

505 when questions will be answered. Otherwise the OD is going to pick a new question every few weeks and run another story about it creating more chaos and confusion. Thoughts? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

506 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:30 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Hospital I am in complete agreement. This project needs a proactive communications strategy or else it will suffer from constant stories in the OD that raise valid questions but there is a time and place for addressing the reuse of the vacated sites. I thought Todd’s initial comments were not helpful. The comments at the end of the story were more positive on possible reuse options- which if you read in between the lines suggests Utica College would be interested if the perceived liabilities were removed. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:10 PM To: Scott Perra; Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Hospital Hello all, In light of this morning's article regarding the reuse of the St. Luke's campus, it appears the media is too focused on questions that cannot be answered at this point in time. In addition, Todd's comments were not particularly helpful and could provide more fodder to the No Hospital Downtown Group. Having said that, I think it would be helpful for the hospital to give the media some kind of timeline as to when things will occur. I recognize that much is dependent on the URI, but the statement I hear from those opposed is that they don't have information. A timeline could help alleviate concerns and provide some certainty as to when questions will be answered. Otherwise the OD is going to pick a new question every few weeks and run another story about it creating more chaos and confusion. Thoughts? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

507 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 2:10 PM To: Scott Perra; Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Hospital Hello all, In light of this morning's article regarding the reuse of the St. Luke's campus, it appears the media is too focused on questions that cannot be answered at this point in time. In addition, Todd's comments were not particularly helpful and could provide more fodder to the No Hospital Downtown Group. Having said that, I think it would be helpful for the hospital to give the media some kind of timeline as to when things will occur. I recognize that much is dependent on the URI, but the statement I hear from those opposed is that they don't have information. A timeline could help alleviate concerns and provide some certainty as to when questions will be answered. Otherwise the OD is going to pick a new question every few weeks and run another story about it creating more chaos and confusion. Thoughts? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

508 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 7:07 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: REuse Plans Hospital I agree his comments are not helpful. When she called me about that from the paper I tried to do as much damage control as possible. I have capital money which can go towards a study however I'd have to have it sent to the county. I believe the hospital isn't doing anything at all until they know if we won the URI. They are doing a terrible job on PR. They set up this website to answer questions and then don't respond to people who have submitted them. It's frustrating having to spend this much political capital on this thing and get no hospital support. I feel like walking away from this whole thing and telling the community and hospital if you don't want this thing downtown then good luck at St Luke's and don't come see me for one ounce of state support. On Thursday, November 5, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I do not think that Hutton’s comments in today’s OD are helpful. It only puts the focus on what will be done with the vacated hospitals, which stands in the way of getting a hospital built. Not very good PR. We did file a CFA for reuse of the hospitals. It was a $100K grant through ESD. WE also had another $250K as a match requirement – which is not determined where that will come from. I think a full blown reuse plan will cost about $350K to be done correctly and to get through SEQRA. I am not optimistic that the CFA will get funded. It was not included in the upper tier of projects that are feasibility study projects – MVREDC scoring team ranked the choo choo train in Otsego County higher and there were a ton of feasibility project requests submitted that got scored higher because they were not in Oneida County. We need to get serious on funding for this to get reuse planning going on both sites. I can draft an RFP for one or both sites. My thoughts were to first focus on a reuse study for St. E’s since the hospital has not taken St. Lukes off the table as the preferred alternative for the hospital. However, we need money! With respect to the downtown hospital, things have been very quiet with Hammes as of late. They stopped focusing on next step studies and are focusing on the hospital programming since the numbers they are getting on construction put the project over budget. Prior to focusing on the downtown site evaluation they were talking to us about additional funding to complete more of the site and infrastructure evaluation. We need money for that as well and money to do the appraisals. I drafted an RFP on the appraisals and gave it to Hammes for comment. Like I said they are focused on how to make the overall budget work and that requires them to get a better handle on the overall programming of how big the hospital has to be.

509 We need to stay ahead of things if this is to progress to a project. Right now we have a proposal out there for downtown and no real information on this to share with the public and we have not put in motion an effort on how to program reuse of two campuses that will be vacated so that the community can get a sense that there is progress and a vision on what those two campuses might look like if they were not hospitals. From where I sit, I think we are spinning our wheels. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

510 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, November 05, 2015 6:43 AM To: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); apicente@ocgov.net Subject: REuse Plans Hospital I do not think that Hutton’s comments in today’s OD are helpful. It only puts the focus on what will be done with the vacated hospitals, which stands in the way of getting a hospital built. Not very good PR. We did file a CFA for reuse of the hospitals. It was a $100K grant through ESD. WE also had another $250K as a match requirement – which is not determined where that will come from. I think a full blown reuse plan will cost about $350K to be done correctly and to get through SEQRA. I am not optimistic that the CFA will get funded. It was not included in the upper tier of projects that are feasibility study projects – MVREDC scoring team ranked the choo choo train in Otsego County higher and there were a ton of feasibility project requests submitted that got scored higher because they were not in Oneida County. We need to get serious on funding for this to get reuse planning going on both sites. I can draft an RFP for one or both sites. My thoughts were to first focus on a reuse study for St. E’s since the hospital has not taken St. Lukes off the table as the preferred alternative for the hospital. However, we need money! With respect to the downtown hospital, things have been very quiet with Hammes as of late. They stopped focusing on next step studies and are focusing on the hospital programming since the numbers they are getting on construction put the project over budget. Prior to focusing on the downtown site evaluation they were talking to us about additional funding to complete more of the site and infrastructure evaluation. We need money for that as well and money to do the appraisals. I drafted an RFP on the appraisals and gave it to Hammes for comment. Like I said they are focused on how to make the overall budget work and that requires them to get a better handle on the overall programming of how big the hospital has to be. We need to stay ahead of things if this is to progress to a project. Right now we have a proposal out there for downtown and no real information on this to share with the public and we have not put in motion an effort on how to program reuse of two campuses that will be vacated so that the community can get a sense that there is progress and a vision on what those two campuses might look like if they were not hospitals. From where I sit, I think we are spinning our wheels.

511 Pronteau, Robert E From: Caitlin Calogero Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 4:28 PM To: 'Genovese, James' Subject: RE: Hospital Meeting Attachments: AttendanceList.xlsx Here ya go!!  - Caitlin From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 4:18 PM To: Caitlin Calogero Subject: FW: Hospital Meeting Hi Caitlin, Can I have the attendance list from the meeting. Tony would like to send thank you notes etc. Thanks JG From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 1:45 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Hospital Meeting Dear all, I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend last week’s meeting regarding the new hospital. I thought we had a very productive discussion and I look forward to additional meetings with you on this subject. As discussed at the meeting, attached please find a map of the proposed area for the downtown hospital. The red is the 34 acre perimeter for the project. The blue is the actual footprint for the hospital. As more information becomes available, I will work in the coming months with my colleagues in government and with the hospital to schedule a more in depth meeting with property owners directly impacted by the project. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

512 Thank you, Anthony Brindisi 513 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, November 02, 2015 1:45 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Hospital Meeting Attachments: Ownership Map-June boundary.pdf Dear all, I want to thank you for taking time out of your busy schedules to attend last week’s meeting regarding the new hospital. I thought we had a very productive discussion and I look forward to additional meetings with you on this subject. As discussed at the meeting, attached please find a map of the proposed area for the downtown hospital. The red is the 34 acre perimeter for the project. The blue is the actual footprint for the hospital. As more information becomes available, I will work in the coming months with my colleagues in government and with the hospital to schedule a more in depth meeting with property owners directly impacted by the project. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you, Anthony Brindisi

514 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 2:49 PM To: Scott Perra Subject: RE: MV500 application Attachments: image001.png Scott, It is not specifically referenced. It is listed as a pipeline project on page 173 under the category Downtown Utica Transformational Opportunity District. We talk about the 34 acre redevelopment site on page 136-137 and if you look at the site plan on page 137 you will see the area circled in red with the site plan for the hospital project that was included in the report we provided to MVHS. The hospital project will need to be sold as a downtown redevelopment project since direct funding of healthcare is not an allowable activity. There is some sensitivity about the hospital from other other counties and the 2nd floor also asked us to include downtown redevelopment but not get into a running debate on the hospital as a project since the immediate task was to get regional consensus on the plan. Second floor is also sensitive about making distinction between direct healthcare and downtown redevelopment. URI funds can be used to create a site where a hospital might be located but cannot be used for direct funding to build the hospital. For year 1 projects, we have allocated $81 M of $100 M, leaving $19 M available. We have years 2-5 for the other $400 M (with $150 M of the $200 M allocted for the ams project - $50 M in year 1). Within the year 1 funding, $30 M is for the CFA projects that are part of our annual REDC progress report. If we win the URI these projects will get rolled up into the URI – although the Nathan Littauer projects will need to be handled differently (they are eligible under CFA but not necessarily eligible under URI. What you have before you is step 1 in the URI process. Step 2 will be to secure NYS approval for each project that is to be funded out of the URI. Steve From: Scott Perra [mailto:sperra@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, October 06, 2015 2:19 PM To: Steven DiMeo Subject: MV500 application Hi Steve, I just went through the MV 500 application. Nice job to all involved. I am a little surprised, unless I missed it, that MVHS ( the largest non governmental employer in the region with a quarter of a billion dollar annual payroll ) was not mentioned nor was the $ 84 million that has been talked about for the hospital project. Again did I miss it? Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare &

515 St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You! 516 Pronteau, Robert E From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:24 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: FW: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: ATT00001.htm; Letter to the Editor - 9-29-2015.pdf; ATT00002.htm From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:54 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Steven DiMeo" To: "Joseph E. Saunders" Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock FYI. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" > To: "Brindisi, Anthony" >, "Steven DiMeo" >, "Griffo, Joseph" >, "Palmieri, Mayor" >, "Picente, Anthony" > Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO

517 Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

518 Pronteau, Robert E From: acandido@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:24 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: FW: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: ATT00001.htm; Letter to the Editor - 9-29-2015.pdf; ATT00002.htm From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:54 PM To: Candido, Alfred Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Steven DiMeo" To: "Joseph E. Saunders" Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock FYI. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" > To: "Brindisi, Anthony" >, "Steven DiMeo" >, "Griffo, Joseph" >, "Palmieri, Mayor" >, "Picente, Anthony" > Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO

519 Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

520 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 2:07 PM To: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Cc: Brindisi, Anthony; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: IMAGE.png I concur with your response to Jim Brock and your letter to the OD. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 29, 2015, at 11:05 AM, "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" wrote: For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

521 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:54 PM To: Alfred Candido Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: ATT00001.htm; Letter to the Editor - 9-29-2015.pdf; ATT00002.htm Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Steven DiMeo" To: "Joseph E. Saunders" Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock FYI. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" > To: "Brindisi, Anthony" >, "Steven DiMeo" >, "Griffo, Joseph" >, "Palmieri, Mayor" >, "Picente, Anthony" > Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org

522 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

523 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 1:54 PM To: Alfred Candido Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: ATT00001.htm; Letter to the Editor - 9-29-2015.pdf; ATT00002.htm Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "Steven DiMeo" To: "Joseph E. Saunders" Subject: Fwd: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock FYI. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" > To: "Brindisi, Anthony" >, "Steven DiMeo" >, "Griffo, Joseph" >, "Palmieri, Mayor" >, "Picente, Anthony" > Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org

524 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

525 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:28 AM To: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Cc: brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; griffo@senate.state.ny.us; Mayor@cityofutica.com Subject: Re: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: IMAGE.png; IMAGE.png Scott, Well done on both counts. Let us know what else we can do on this topic. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 29, 2015, at 11:05 AM, "SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org" wrote: For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use,

526 disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return email and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

527 Pronteau, Robert E From: Charles Greco Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:24 AM To: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org; Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Picente, Anthony; Ashley Bizzari Subject: RE: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: image001.png Thanks for sharing, Scott. -Sonny All the best, Charles “Sonny” Greco Chief of Staff Mayor Robert M. Palmieri City of Utica 1 Kennedy Plaza Utica, NY 13502 Phone 315-792-0110 Fax 315-734-9250 From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org [mailto:SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:05 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Mayor; Picente, Anthony Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org

528 CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

529 Pronteau, Robert E From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:05 AM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Subject: New Hospital Site - Letter to the Editor and Letter to Mr. Brock Attachments: IMAGE.png; Letter to Mr. Brock - 9-29-2015.pdf; Letter to the Editor - 9-29-2015.pdf For your information, attached is a letter to the editor and a letter to Mr. Brock from the MVHS Board of Directors. Both letters are being released today. Just wanted to keep you in the loop. Scott Scott H. Perra, FACHE President/CEO Mohawk Valley Health System Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare & St. Elizabeth Medical Center Office: 315.624.6002 Fax: 315.624.6956 sperra@mvhealthsystem.org CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail message, including any attachments, is for the sole use of the intended recipient(s) and may contain confidential and privileged information. Any unauthorized review, use, disclosure, or distribution is prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient(s), please contact the sender by return e-mail and destroy all copies of the original message. Thank You!

530 Pronteau, Robert E From: David Bonacci Sent: Friday, September 25, 2015 1:55 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: proposed hospital Attachments: image001.jpg Hi Tony, Regina and I just wanted to let you know we both strongly support the hospital consolidation in downtown. We are miffed by some of the negative comments, we see little or no negative impact. The negative items touted for the most part are just logistics to be worked out in any major project. You have our support, press on. Dave David J. Bonacci, AIA Bonacci Architects pllc. 110 Fulton Street Utica, NY 13501 ph: 315.797.8666 ext.4941 fax: 315.463.8038 djb@bonacci-architects.com

531 Pronteau, Robert E From: rbrooks Sent: Friday, September 25, 2015 11:42 AM To: 'brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us' Cc: 'apicente@ocgov.net'; 'Mayor' Subject: Re: New Hospital Site Attachments: image003.jpg; Assemblyman Brindisi 9-25-15.docx Anthony, See attached document. Sincerely, Fire Chief Russell E. Brooks II City of Utica Bureau of Fire 552 Bleecker Street Utica, New York 13501 Office Telephone: (315) 792-0267 | Office Fax: (315) 735-9124 E-mail address: rbrooks@uticafd.com CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE This electronic mail transmission may contain privileged and confidential information intended only for the individual or entity named above. Any dissemination, use, distribution, copying or disclosure of this communication by any other person or entity is strictly prohibited. Should you receive this transmission in error, please notify the sender by telephone or by return e-mail.

532 Pronteau, Robert E From: John Stemen Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:15 PM To: 'Rocco LaDuca'; CE@oc.gov; 'Genovese, James'; 'Charles Greco' Subject: FW: Hospital Op-Ed Attachments: Joint Column Downtown Hospital 9.24.15.docx 2.docx F.Y.I.—thanks, everyone for your help with this. John Stemen From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 2:06 PM To: 'Dudajek, Dave' Cc: 'John Stemen' Subject: Hospital Op-Ed Dave: This has been signed off by the 4 of us. Thanks again, Anthony

533 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 5:40 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: Fwd: FW: Joint column with Rocco edits Attachments: Joint Column Downtown Hospital 9.23.15.docx ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: John Stemen Date: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 Subject: FW: Joint column with Rocco edits To: Anthony Brindisi Rocco made some edits, which were fine. The change he made to the actual substance of the column was in the fourth paragraph—he thinks ours makes it sound like the downtown site is a done deal. Let me know if you can go along this paragraph. From: Rocco LaDuca [mailto:laduca@nysenate.gov] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 4:19 PM To: John Stemen Subject: Joint column with Rocco edits John, Here's an updated draft with my edits ... Let me know if you have any concerns with my changes, and we can discuss. I'll also let you know what Joe says once he's reviewed it tonight. NOTE: The correct title is "Mohawk Valley Health System" without an S (not SYSTEMS) Rocco ROCCO LaDUCA, Director of Communications NYS Senator Joseph A. Griffo, 47th District 207 Genesee St. Rm. 408 State Office Building Utica, NY 13501 Office: (315) 793-9072

534 Cell: (315) 534-4088 * text when possible Twitter: @SenGriffo Facebook: www.facebook.com/senatorgriffo -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

535 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nicole Pitt Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 2:41 PM To: 'Genovese, James' Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Hey- just wanted to give you a heads up. We spoke with Jim Brock- he opposes the hospital going downtown, I’m sure you’ve heard. We plan on using a soundbite from him during Tony’s live appearance—here is what he says “if this was such a boom for downtown as the political class likes to say the "hospital foot traffic" that it will stimulate then where was that all those years in south utica. I'm a south utica business owner. I pay taxes in the city our downtown business district in south utica has died and we had a hospital on each side of us-- faxton on one side and st, elizabeth on the other - there is no such thing as hospital foot traffic for economic impact unless you consider the success of arby's and mcdonalds” Basically for the first two minutes Don will talk to Tony about what the next step is for the hospital – research etc--- and then he will say—not everyone wants this hospital downtown—here’s what one local business owner had to say—and it will come back to Don and Tony…with reaction from Tony. Just didn’t want him coming in blind! From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:59 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set You got it. From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:49 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set 4:50 Would be perfect. Thanks so much. From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:38 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole, Tony is good to go for 5. When do you need him there? 4:50? Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:37 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set

536 No prob- I was actually looking for your email and this one popped up- Thanks…Talk soon- From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

537 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:39 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net Subject: FW: draft O-D Sunday column--Brindisi, Griffo, Picente, Palmieri on hospital location Attachments: joint column Downtown Hospital in the best interests of its patients 9 23 15.docx I read it. Seems okay. I want to read it again though. From: John Stemen [mailto:stemenj@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:01 PM To: 'Rocco LaDuca'; Genovese, James; 'Charles Greco' Subject: draft O-D Sunday column--Brindisi, Griffo, Picente, Palmieri on hospital location Rocco/James/Sonny: Enclosed is a draft column that would run in the Sunday O-D to help explain advantages of the downtown Utica hospital location. Please review this, and let me know if it ok or if there are any changes you’d like to be made to it. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can meet the deadline for Sunday. Thanks, John Stemen Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s district office, Utica (315) 732-1055 (phone) (315) 732-1413 (fax)

538 Pronteau, Robert E From: John Stemen Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 1:01 PM To: 'Rocco LaDuca'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Charles Greco' Subject: draft O-D Sunday column--Brindisi, Griffo, Picente, Palmieri on hospital location Attachments: joint column Downtown Hospital in the best interests of its patients 9 23 15.docx Rocco/James/Sonny: Enclosed is a draft column that would run in the Sunday O-D to help explain advantages of the downtown Utica hospital location. Please review this, and let me know if it ok or if there are any changes you’d like to be made to it. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can meet the deadline for Sunday. Thanks, John Stemen Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi’s district office, Utica (315) 732-1055 (phone) (315) 732-1413 (fax)

539 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:59 AM To: npitt@wktv.com Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set You got it. From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:49 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set 4:50 Would be perfect. Thanks so much. From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:38 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole, Tony is good to go for 5. When do you need him there? 4:50? Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:37 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set No prob- I was actually looking for your email and this one popped up- Thanks…Talk soon- From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG

540 From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

541 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nicole Pitt Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:49 AM To: 'Genovese, James' Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set 4:50 Would be perfect. Thanks so much. From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:38 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole, Tony is good to go for 5. When do you need him there? 4:50? Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:37 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set No prob- I was actually looking for your email and this one popped up- Thanks…Talk soon- From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning!

542 We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

543 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:38 AM To: npitt@wktv.com Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole, Tony is good to go for 5. When do you need him there? 4:50? Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:37 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set No prob- I was actually looking for your email and this one popped up- Thanks…Talk soon- From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

544 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nicole Pitt Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:37 AM To: 'Genovese, James' Subject: RE: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set No prob- I was actually looking for your email and this one popped up- Thanks…Talk soon- From: Genovese, James [mailto:jgenovese@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: Nicole Pitt Subject: {SPAM} RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

545 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:33 AM To: npitt@wktv.com Subject: RE: WKTV on set Nicole – Always send these requests to my email. Let me find out Tony’s availability and see if he is able to be there. I know he would certainly want to be there! He is returning from NYSAC conference today in Lake Placid. Thanks JG From: Nicole Pitt [mailto:npitt@wktv.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: County Executive Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

546 Pronteau, Robert E From: Nicole Pitt Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 9:32 AM To: ce@ocgov.net Subject: WKTV on set Good morning! We were wondering if Tony would be available to do an onset at the top of the Live at Five Newshour to talk about the next steps for the new hospital? It would be similar to a newstalk…let me know! Thanks! Nicole Pitt WKTV NEWSChannel 2 (315) 793-3475

547 Pronteau, Robert E From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:55 AM To: dguze@rny.com Subject: RE: Daily Sentinel -- hospital comment Yes. -----Original Message----- From: Dan Guzewich [mailto:dguze@rny.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:30 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Daily Sentinel -- hospital comment James: Following up on yesterday's email... What with Tony at the NYSAC event, will there be a comment from him about the selection of Utica for the new hospital? Thanks. Dan

548 Pronteau, Robert E From: Dan Guzewich Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 8:30 AM To: Genovese, James Subject: Daily Sentinel -- hospital comment James: Following up on yesterday’s email… What with Tony at the NYSAC event, will there be a comment from him about the selection of Utica for the new hospital? Thanks. Dan

549 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:44 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Steven DiMeo Subject: Re: Hospital As I told Steve, Rob got spooked over Stewart's coming to East. Utica how do you think he'll handle this? I had my staff assemble a list of downtown business owners yesterday. I reached out to a number of them and all were very enthusiastic. I'll circulate the list today and we should game plan if you want to call meeting or make calls to people and ask them if they want to be on the committee, On Wednesday, September 23, 2015, Picente, Anthony wrote: Agree. We also need downtown people. Not sure about Palmieri's response, he might be getting spooked from Lou or some of the downtown property owners. On a sad note Yogi Berra has passed. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 23, 2015, at 7:13 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I was telling Anthony that I think we need to assemble a group (Committee for a New Downtow) to help be advocates. It should have some of the heavy hitters in the community – Carbone, Clark, Romano, Matt, Mazloom as well as other recognized community and business leaders. We need to drown out the naysayers and we need to diffuse this as an election issue. I am a bit shocked at the tepid level of response from Palmieri. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:10 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: Hospital Up in Lake Placid leaving this morning so have been out of the loop only reading things. I'm going on IBX this morning to talk about it. I agree we should get together and develop a strategy going forward as well as funding needs. Need to get some other positive voices out there. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad

550 On Sep 23, 2015, at 6:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I agree we need to have a communications strategy. what the f*$%k is wrong with Elias and Mike Izzo. What are the beautiful buildings in this area? Teasers? We need to show how this is part of the momentum build with Nano less than 10 minutes away and how this will spark some of the downtown development that we would like to see – Hotel Utica, more lofts at Brodocks, connective corridor development with Aud, Baggs Square and Varick St. Gaetano might convert 2 floors at 258 Genesee St. to luxury style apartments. Map in OD is wrong. It does not show southern side of Columbia, Urbanik’s or Rockford/Eggars Caryl and Corrigan. We need money to continue with planning and due diligence for hospital. Have weekly calls with Hammes on this. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement? --

551 Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

-- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

552 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:27 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Subject: Re: Hospital Agree. We also need downtown people. Not sure about Palmieri's response, he might be getting spooked from Lou or some of the downtown property owners. On a sad note Yogi Berra has passed. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 23, 2015, at 7:13 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I was telling Anthony that I think we need to assemble a group (Committee for a New Downtow) to help be advocates. It should have some of the heavy hitters in the community – Carbone, Clark, Romano, Matt, Mazloom as well as other recognized community and business leaders. We need to drown out the naysayers and we need to diffuse this as an election issue. I am a bit shocked at the tepid level of response from Palmieri. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:10 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: Hospital Up in Lake Placid leaving this morning so have been out of the loop only reading things. I'm going on IBX this morning to talk about it. I agree we should get together and develop a strategy going forward as well as funding needs. Need to get some other positive voices out there. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 23, 2015, at 6:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I agree we need to have a communications strategy. what the f*$%k is wrong with Elias and Mike Izzo. What are the beautiful buildings in this area? Teasers? We need to show how this is part of the momentum build with Nano less than 10 minutes away and how this will spark some of the downtown development that we would like to see – Hotel Utica, more lofts at Brodocks, connective corridor development with Aud, Baggs Square and Varick St. Gaetano might convert 2 floors at 258 Genesee St. to luxury style apartments.

553 Map in OD is wrong. It does not show southern side of Columbia, Urbanik’s or Rockford/Eggars Caryl and Corrigan. We need money to continue with planning and due diligence for hospital. Have weekly calls with Hammes on this. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

554 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:13 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: Hospital I was telling Anthony that I think we need to assemble a group (Committee for a New Downtow) to help be advocates. It should have some of the heavy hitters in the community – Carbone, Clark, Romano, Matt, Mazloom as well as other recognized community and business leaders. We need to drown out the naysayers and we need to diffuse this as an election issue. I am a bit shocked at the tepid level of response from Palmieri. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:10 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: Hospital Up in Lake Placid leaving this morning so have been out of the loop only reading things. I'm going on IBX this morning to talk about it. I agree we should get together and develop a strategy going forward as well as funding needs. Need to get some other positive voices out there. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 23, 2015, at 6:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I agree we need to have a communications strategy. what the f*$%k is wrong with Elias and Mike Izzo. What are the beautiful buildings in this area? Teasers? We need to show how this is part of the momentum build with Nano less than 10 minutes away and how this will spark some of the downtown development that we would like to see – Hotel Utica, more lofts at Brodocks, connective corridor development with Aud, Baggs Square and Varick St. Gaetano might convert 2 floors at 258 Genesee St. to luxury style apartments. Map in OD is wrong. It does not show southern side of Columbia, Urbanik’s or Rockford/Eggars Caryl and Corrigan. We need money to continue with planning and due diligence for hospital. Have weekly calls with Hammes on this. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital 555 I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

556 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 7:10 AM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Subject: Re: Hospital Up in Lake Placid leaving this morning so have been out of the loop only reading things. I'm going on IBX this morning to talk about it. I agree we should get together and develop a strategy going forward as well as funding needs. Need to get some other positive voices out there. Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Sep 23, 2015, at 6:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I agree we need to have a communications strategy. what the f*$%k is wrong with Elias and Mike Izzo. What are the beautiful buildings in this area? Teasers? We need to show how this is part of the momentum build with Nano less than 10 minutes away and how this will spark some of the downtown development that we would like to see – Hotel Utica, more lofts at Brodocks, connective corridor development with Aud, Baggs Square and Varick St. Gaetano might convert 2 floors at 258 Genesee St. to luxury style apartments. Map in OD is wrong. It does not show southern side of Columbia, Urbanik’s or Rockford/Eggars Caryl and Corrigan. We need money to continue with planning and due diligence for hospital. Have weekly calls with Hammes on this. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement?

557 -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

558 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:49 AM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Hospital I agree we need to have a communications strategy. what the f*$%k is wrong with Elias and Mike Izzo. What are the beautiful buildings in this area? Teasers? We need to show how this is part of the momentum build with Nano less than 10 minutes away and how this will spark some of the downtown development that we would like to see – Hotel Utica, more lofts at Brodocks, connective corridor development with Aud, Baggs Square and Varick St. Gaetano might convert 2 floors at 258 Genesee St. to luxury style apartments. Map in OD is wrong. It does not show southern side of Columbia, Urbanik’s or Rockford/Eggars Caryl and Corrigan. We need money to continue with planning and due diligence for hospital. Have weekly calls with Hammes on this. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

559 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Wednesday, September 23, 2015 6:38 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hospital I'm getting mostly positive comments. I spoke to several business owners downtown who were very excited. There are some comments on my FB page about traffic, why a new hospital, loss of tax base, etc. These comments can easily be combated in a thoughtful response. That's why I think the op-Ed is a good start. If we don't have a communication strategy, the idiots will fill the vacuum left by our silence. On Tuesday, September 22, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: What kind of reaction are you getting to the hospital announcement? -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

560 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 4:16 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: Hospital Op-Ed Jimmy Gilbert, I mean Jim Brock is very upset. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:56 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Steven DiMeo Subject: Re: Hospital Op-Ed Not a bad idea but might want to run it by Scott. Also not sure if we should answer the critics in this or just lay out what are the next steps. I'm in Lake Placid I will give you a call when I'm out of my meeting. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 22, 2015, at 10:18 AM, Anthony Brindisi wrote: I think it would be beneficial to have a communication strategy regarding today's hospital announcement. I thought starting with an op-ed signed by the elected officials might be a good start. I put a very rough draft together for consideration. I thought I'd run it by you guys first before I approach the Mayor or Griffo. I put this together quickly last night trying to address the major points. I am not married to any piece of it so feel free to critique all you like. If you think this is a bad idea, I can live with that too. Let me know. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

561 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 3:56 PM To: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: Re: Hospital Op-Ed Not a bad idea but might want to run it by Scott. Also not sure if we should answer the critics in this or just lay out what are the next steps. I'm in Lake Placid I will give you a call when I'm out of my meeting. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 22, 2015, at 10:18 AM, Anthony Brindisi wrote: I think it would be beneficial to have a communication strategy regarding today's hospital announcement. I thought starting with an op-ed signed by the elected officials might be a good start. I put a very rough draft together for consideration. I thought I'd run it by you guys first before I approach the Mayor or Griffo. I put this together quickly last night trying to address the major points. I am not married to any piece of it so feel free to critique all you like. If you think this is a bad idea, I can live with that too. Let me know. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

562 From: Dan Guzewich Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:19 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Genovese, James Subject: Daily Sentinel -- Comment sought Tony, Does the county have any comment on the selection of a downtown Utica location for a new hospital for the combined Faxton-St.Lukes and St. Elizabeth Medical Center? Writing for Wednesday’s paper. Thanks. Dan 337-4000, ext. 221 Here’s the statement put out today under Scott Perra’s name: Earlier this year, Governor Andrew Cuomo proposed, and the New York State Legislature approved, $300 million in the 2015 New York State budget to help to ”create an integrated healthcare delivery system in Oneida County.” This legislation provides an incredible, once in a lifetime opportunity for us to build a new, freestanding hospital for our community. It is truly a game-changer for our region.. The new hospital would replace the inpatient services currently provided at the St. Luke's Campus of Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare (FSLH) and at St. Elizabeth Medical Center (SEMC). We estimate the project will cost approximately $500 million to $600 million, depending on the location, and take four to six years to complete. In recent months, the Board of Directors of the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) has been working with a number of different companies and agencies to determine the appropriate site for the new facility. Our primary goal is providing exceptional healthcare to our community. With that as our focus, we will choose the best-suited location, work collaboratively with our community leaders, and keep the project as affordable as possible. We have narrowed our review to two sites, the St. Luke’s Campus of FSLH and downtown Utica. The board has voted to build at the downtown site. The general area for the location is across from the Utica Auditorium between Oriskany and Columbia Streets. We recognize that a new hospital downtown can provide a catalyst for the revitalization of the City of Utica and the entire Mohawk Valley. We look forward to working with our governmental partners and local business and community leaders on moving this option forward. Throughout the planning and implementation of this new building, it is critical that MVHS continue to be financially sound and able to provide quality medical care for the entire community.

563 In the event the downtown site proves not to be financially viable, we will move on to our second site option at the St. Luke’s Campus, which the board feels will also serve the community well.

564 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Tuesday, September 22, 2015 10:18 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Hospital Op-Ed Attachments: column Brindisi Downtown Hospital in the best interests of its patients 9.21.15.docx I think it would be beneficial to have a communication strategy regarding today's hospital announcement. I thought starting with an op-ed signed by the elected officials might be a good start. I put a very rough draft together for consideration. I thought I'd run it by you guys first before I approach the Mayor or Griffo. I put this together quickly last night trying to address the major points. I am not married to any piece of it so feel free to critique all you like. If you think this is a bad idea, I can live with that too. Let me know. -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

565 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 3:22 PM To: jgenovese@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net Subject: Fwd: Embargoed Press Statement Attachments: IMAGE.png; ATT00001.htm; Embargoed Press Statement MVHS New Hospital Location 9 22 15 V2.pdf; ATT00002.htm FYI embargoed until tomorrow. James let me know what media calls so I can give comment. Sent from my iPhone Begin forwarded message: From: Date: September 21, 2015 at 2:00:40 PM EDT To: "Brindisi, Anthony" , "DiMeo, Steve" , "Griffo, Joseph" , "Palmieri, Mayor" , "Picente, Anthony" Subject: Embargoed Press Statement Per our conversation this morning, attached is the Press Statement. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks Scott

566 From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 2:01 PM To: Brindisi, Anthony; DiMeo, Steve; Griffo, Joseph; Palmieri, Mayor; Picente, Anthony Subject: Embargoed Press Statement Attachments: IMAGE.png; Embargoed Press Statement MVHS New Hospital Location 9 22 15 V2.pdf Per our conversation this morning, attached is the Press Statement. If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks Scott

567 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 10:59 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: FW: Press Release I agree wholeheartedly! On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 10:13 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Suggested that Scott tone down his press release a bit to not draw attention to the $$$. I sent back my revision highlighted below: Scott I would recommend that the following sentence below be modified: “We recognize that a new hospital downtown can provide a catalyst for the revitalization of the City of Utica and the entire Mohawk Valley. However, this decision is contingent upon receiving additional assistance from our governmental partners. We need their support”. I would suggest the following: “We recognize that a new hospital downtown can provide a catalyst for the revitalization of the City of Utica and the entire Mohawk Valley. We look forward with working with our governmental partners and local business and community leaders on moving this option forward.”

568 I would rather keep the notion of additional funding for the project less pronounced at this juncture as we work through the URI process. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

569 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, September 21, 2015 10:14 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: FW: Press Release Attachments: IMAGE.xxx Suggested that Scott tone down his press release a bit to not draw attention to the $$$. I sent back my revision highlighted below: Scott I would recommend that the following sentence below be modified: “We recognize that a new hospital downtown can provide a catalyst for the revitalization of the City of Utica and the entire Mohawk Valley. However, this decision is contingent upon receiving additional assistance from our governmental partners. We need their support”. I would suggest the following: “We recognize that a new hospital downtown can provide a catalyst for the revitalization of the City of Utica and the entire Mohawk Valley. We look forward with working with our governmental partners and local business and community leaderson moving this option forward.” I would rather keep the notion of additional funding for the project less pronounced at this juncture as we work through the URI process. Steve

570 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 7:00 AM To: Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Picente, Anthony; Geer, Robert (rgeer@sunypoly.edu); Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Cc: Tompkins, Kenneth (ktompkins@esd.ny.gov) Subject: Downtown Rvitalization Initiaitve - MVHS This is the paragraph that I had incorporated into the draft of the URI as an enabling investment under STEM Intensive Industries. The most exciting transformational opportunity under consideration is taking a 34-acre section of downtown Utica and redeveloping it for a new health care campus that is being considered by MVHS who is looking to replace three aging hospitals with a new state of the art healthcare campus. Downtown Utica is an option as hospital officials, government and community leaders see the downtown site as a complementary investment given what is happening less than 10 minutes away at SUNY Poly and the game changing announcements that were made by the Governor in August. This $500 million investment would bring 4,000 jobs to downtown and complement reuse of key commercial buildings that could be positioned for downtown housing that will change the identity of downtown Utica and change the image of downtown from a declining commercial center to a vibrant downtown that has a new economic vision. The hospital project may include opportunities to incorporate a medical innovation element into the planning that could link SUNY Poly and Masonic Medical Research Laboratory and other life science partners that could focus on nano-bio opportunities. A similar paragraph was in the chapter under Vibrant Communities: An unprecedented development opportunity to remake Utica’s skyline is possible with plans to reclaim 34 acres of largely vacant, underutilzed and functionall obsolete properties in downtown Utica and transform that area into a new healthcare campus, with opportunities to incorporate medical innovation that will link the new healthcare campus possibly with SUNY Poly, Masonic Medial Research Laboratory and other strategic partners to build on the region’s emergence as a tech economy. The proposed site is bounded by major highways and commercial arteries and is bounded by exciting transformational investmetns underway at Baggs Square, the Landmarc Building, Utica Auditorium and other pivotal commercial buildings that are ripe for redevelopment. With the consolidtion of all three local hospitals in the Greater Utica area under Mohawk Valley Health Services (MVHS), plans are underway to site a new state of the art hospital and healthcare campus with downtown being one of the prime development options under consideration as opposed to locating a new healthcare campus in the suburbs. To support a

571 downtown option, MVREDC Will consider URI funding for site assemblage, demolition, infrastrucure modifications and construction of parking structures to leverage the $500 million that MVHS would need to invest to build a new campus.

572 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 3:14 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Can you talk? From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 3:13 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes That is not what I got from Bob and Ken. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:23 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes I’m not sure he’s being negative just cautious. From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 11:58 AM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes What is causing Andrew to be negative on this Sent from my iPhone On Sep 14, 2015, at 10:54 AM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Good morning. Anthony’s idea will definitely be viewed positively in Albany bit also will show universal support for the project. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all

573 areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to

574 assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve

575 -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

576 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 3:13 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes That is not what I got from Bob and Ken. From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:23 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes I’m not sure he’s being negative just cautious. From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 11:58 AM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes What is causing Andrew to be negative on this Sent from my iPhone On Sep 14, 2015, at 10:54 AM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Good morning. Anthony’s idea will definitely be viewed positively in Albany bit also will show universal support for the project. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony

577 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports

578 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve --

579 Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

580 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 2:23 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes I’m not sure he’s being negative just cautious. From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 11:58 AM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes What is causing Andrew to be negative on this Sent from my iPhone On Sep 14, 2015, at 10:54 AM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Good morning. Anthony’s idea will definitely be viewed positively in Albany bit also will show universal support for the project. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone

581 On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project.

582 HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

583 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 11:58 AM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Cc: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes What is causing Andrew to be negative on this Sent from my iPhone On Sep 14, 2015, at 10:54 AM, Caruso, Delores (LABOR) wrote: Good morning. Anthony’s idea will definitely be viewed positively in Albany bit also will show universal support for the project. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony

584 On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project

585 costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

586 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Monday, September 14, 2015 10:55 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Good morning. Anthony’s idea will definitely be viewed positively in Albany bit also will show universal support for the project. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Caruso, Delores (LABOR); Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us.

587 As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding.

588 When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

589 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 3:47 PM To: Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov; abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Subject: RE: MVHS - Hammes Steve/Anthony I am willing to do anything as well, as long as we all ante up something. I can do a part of this or do something on the appraisal process. Might be better to set up an account that deals with all areas so we can move money where needed, and put enough in so that we don’t have to keep going to the well or wells. Thoughts? Tony From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) [mailto:Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov] Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/-

590 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise.

591 Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

592 From: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:26 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes He now has no choice. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 11, 2015, at 2:11 PM, "Anthony Brindisi" wrote: I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports

593 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 594 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

595 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 2:11 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) (Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov) Subject: Re: MVHS - Hammes I am happy to assist with funding but I think Griffo should kick in too. I know he has some funds available. In typical format, he doesn't want to take a position on the location of the hospital. Anthony On Fri, Sep 11, 2015 at 8:58 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project.

596 HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

597 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, September 11, 2015 8:59 AM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Cc: Caruso, Delores (LABOR) (Delores.Caruso@labor.ny.gov) Subject: MVHS - Hammes Just completed confrerence call with Hammes on status of project and update from our meeting last week. They are working on putting together due diligence scope and among the items to be considered are division between what is on hospital’s ledger and what might be considered by us. As I see it the itmes we need to consider as part of the joint effort is as follows: 1. Appraisals (I have draft RFP for appraisal services, asked Jef to review and modify before we send it out). We are talking about 96 tax parcels so this will be a hefty sum – probably $100K +/- 2. Geotechnical Analysis. Hammes would like to do a geotechnical analysis of site to determine constructability of site for a 10-12 story building and what will need to be done in terms of foundation design. 3. Traffic Study – coordination with NYSDOT on planned corridor improvements and how this improvements will be aligned with need for handling emergency vehicles, particularly vehicles headed west along Oriskany Blvd from East Utica or Herkimer County – will likely need signalized intersection that will allow emergency vehicles to turn left onto hospital site. Paul Romano is setting up meeting with Hammes and DOT to discuss what DOT is doing in terms of transportation planning and what additional studies/scope will be required to assist hospital – that likely would be something that is not part of NYSDOT’s current project. 4. Environmental Phase I reports 5. Engineering – infrastructure planning 6. SEQRA – not discussed on call but a lot of what is required would be foundation work for SEQRA review that will need to be completed in order to access DASNY funds and secure permitting for project. HAmmes is interested in working with OBG as OBG/Elan did site evaluation study for EDGE and did conduct some preliminary infrastructure review (water, sewer, gas and power) that now can be updated with actual planning on hospital project. Hammes is also going through and pricing various project components (e.g., parking structures, estimates on demo, construction refinement of hospital scope, and evaluating equipment and other elements of existing physical plant that might be able to be relocated to new campus and thus reduce some project costs. They are focused on getting a better number on the project as this project is budget sensitive. At our last meeting we discussed some funding to assist with this stage of the effort. Both of you were going to take a look at this and how we might be able to come up with some funds to assist with due diligence phase and satisfy SEQRA requirements for project. DASNY is very stringent on following SEQRA so doing this work now will expedite their ability to position project for funding. We will also need this in order to tap into URI funding. When we met I thought we might need somewhere between $200,000 to $250,000 to get going. I am not sure how much funding has been committed by hospital to Hammes. Right now OBG and ELAn are working for free for me since they completed the initial assignment and I have no more funding in my budget for extra consultant services. Please advise. Steve

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599 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 7:20 PM To: sjdimeo@mvedge.org Cc: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Subject: Re: Downtown Hospital Spoke to Ray he said Scott does not believe it is anyone from the Board and that it is Brock and others. Sent from my iPhone On Sep 2, 2015, at 6:36 PM, Steven DiMeo wrote: This sounds like Brock. All emotion and no substance. I am curious as to who on the board he claims to be representing. The noise from an ambulance is just pure BS. Those of us who live near hospitals are not bothered by fire trucks or ambulance sirens. Psych Center site is near a fire house. Fire trucks don’ make noise? The notion of this area being ripe for redevelopment is laughable. It is largely a teardown start over area. The Baggs Square people Brent, Michelle, Beth Irons needs to get their heads out of their asses. This makes the Baggs Square area more compelling. I am of the view that the hospital has to get its act together to move forward. Just do the friggin engineering analysis and site assessment on downtown. That will help meet SEQRA requirements. All questions that need to be answered will be answered. This is not that complicated and I think they are comparing this to a straw man site that does not really exist. Their current site has complications. Unless they can save part of the hospital and incorporate that into the new building then I am not sure there is a cost differential. I will try and get that out of HAmmes tomorrow. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:15 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Downtown Hospital FYI: I called Jim Brock this morning. I started off the conversation by saying that I thought he had more respect for the elected officials in the region and before he initiated a public campaign opposing a downtown hospital he would have reached out to us. He said I was on his list of people to call and apologized. He claims he's being pushed by people on the hospital board who oppose a downtown site and people in the Baggs Square area. When I asked who from Baggs Square, he cited Beth Irons, he claims that people don't want ambulance noise downtown who are living in lofts, he also cited his experiences living in Miami and South Boston as ways to revitalize urban areas (not sure what that has to do with anything). I cited several studies that reference the Eds and Meds theory about anchor institutions in downtown areas and economic development. He mentioned the Psych Center as location, I told him the hospital is against that. I asked him to please keep an open mind before furthering his campaign and that there will be a time for community input. He claimed that he was frustrated with the process and felt this was being rammed down our throats. I said the hospital is doing their due-diligence and asked

600 that he let them work through the process. He said that he respected the elected leaders in the community and will keep an open mind and give a lot of thought to my comments. I called Ray Meier and asked him to reach out to Scott to inquire whether this is being driven by board members. If it is, I am not honoring the hospitals request to remain quiet while they work through the process. Ray agreed and will get back in touch. On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:51 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I think that Scott and company need to move forward with a site. I have meeting with HAmmes tomorrow afternoon so I will let you know how that goes. I looked over the so called members of the group. Not sure if you call yourself a member whether that truly means you oppose this as an option. Griffo? Ryan Miller, Rick Short (his boss is on the MVHS board). Brent Truett is bit out there. Do not know Jimmy Gilbert? You have a group that wants the Masonic Care Campus as a site. Not sure East Utica would want the traffic as access is not great. The main objection outside of Bernie Sanders type of logic appears to be that somehow this section of downtown is ripe for other types of development – which is pretty lame. Very little of the existing building fabric that has good reuse potential. Norm Seaken’s building? Salvation Army? Teasers? Has anyone bothered to talk to Palmieri to see what he is hearing. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:22 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Downtown Hospital There is a Facebook group called No Downtown Hospital (link below) that is up to 300 members. I seem to remember the legislation stating there has to be community input on location. To date, I don't believe the hospital has done any of that. Members of the group include people like Ryan Miller from the Thinkubator, Michele Truett from the Downtown Development Association, John Brown from Coldwell Banker and a certain State Senator to remain nameless. I am not sure adding your name to the group means your're opposed. I can foresee this becoming an issue. Eventually, this will hit mainstream media so we should discuss how to combat this. I know Ray wants us to be low key on location but I don't want public opinion derailing this. Any thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/groups/981175865279398/members/

601 -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

602 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:38 PM To: Anthony Brindisi; Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Downtown Hospital This sounds like Brock. All emotion and no substance. I am curious as to who on the board he claims to be representing. The noise from an ambulance is just pure BS. Those of us who live near hospitals are not bothered by fire trucks or ambulance sirens. Psych Center site is near a fire house. Fire trucks don’ make noise? The notion of this area being ripe for redevelopment is laughable. It is largely a teardown start over area. The Baggs Square people Brent, Michelle, Beth Irons needs to get their heads out of their asses. This makes the Baggs Square area more compelling. I am of the view that the hospital has to get its act together to move forward. Just do the friggin engineering analysis and site assessment on downtown. That will help meet SEQRA requirements. All questions that need to be answered will be answered. This is not that complicated and I think they are comparing this to a straw man site that does not really exist. Their current site has complications. Unless they can save part of the hospital and incorporate that into the new building then I am not sure there is a cost differential. I will try and get that out of HAmmes tomorrow. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:15 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Downtown Hospital FYI: I called Jim Brock this morning. I started off the conversation by saying that I thought he had more respect for the elected officials in the region and before he initiated a public campaign opposing a downtown hospital he would have reached out to us. He said I was on his list of people to call and apologized. He claims he's being pushed by people on the hospital board who oppose a downtown site and people in the Baggs Square area. When I asked who from Baggs Square, he cited Beth Irons, he claims that people don't want ambulance noise downtown who are living in lofts, he also cited his experiences living in Miami and South Boston as ways to revitalize urban areas (not sure what that has to do with anything). I cited several studies that reference the Eds and Meds theory about anchor institutions in downtown areas and economic development. He mentioned the Psych Center as location, I told him the hospital is against that. I asked him to please keep an open mind before furthering his campaign and that there will be a time for community input. He claimed that he was frustrated with the process and felt this was being rammed down our throats. I said the hospital is doing their due-diligence and asked that he let them work through the process. He said that he respected the elected leaders in the community and will keep an open mind and give a lot of thought to my comments. I called Ray Meier and asked him to reach out to Scott to inquire whether this is being driven by board members. If it is, I am not honoring the hospitals request to remain quiet while they work through the process. Ray agreed and will get back in touch. On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:51 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I think that Scott and company need to move forward with a site. I have meeting with HAmmes tomorrow afternoon so I will let you know how that goes. I looked over the so called members of the group. Not sure if you call yourself a

603 member whether that truly means you oppose this as an option. Griffo? Ryan Miller, Rick Short (his boss is on the MVHS board). Brent Truett is bit out there. Do not know Jimmy Gilbert? You have a group that wants the Masonic Care Campus as a site. Not sure East Utica would want the traffic as access is not great. The main objection outside of Bernie Sanders type of logic appears to be that somehow this section of downtown is ripe for other types of development – which is pretty lame. Very little of the existing building fabric that has good reuse potential. Norm Seaken’s building? Salvation Army? Teasers? Has anyone bothered to talk to Palmieri to see what he is hearing. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:22 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Downtown Hospital There is a Facebook group called No Downtown Hospital (link below) that is up to 300 members. I seem to remember the legislation stating there has to be community input on location. To date, I don't believe the hospital has done any of that. Members of the group include people like Ryan Miller from the Thinkubator, Michele Truett from the Downtown Development Association, John Brown from Coldwell Banker and a certain State Senator to remain nameless. I am not sure adding your name to the group means your're opposed. I can foresee this becoming an issue. Eventually, this will hit mainstream media so we should discuss how to combat this. I know Ray wants us to be low key on location but I don't want public opinion derailing this. Any thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/groups/981175865279398/members/ -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 604 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

-- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com

605 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 11:15 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Downtown Hospital FYI: I called Jim Brock this morning. I started off the conversation by saying that I thought he had more respect for the elected officials in the region and before he initiated a public campaign opposing a downtown hospital he would have reached out to us. He said I was on his list of people to call and apologized. He claims he's being pushed by people on the hospital board who oppose a downtown site and people in the Baggs Square area. When I asked who from Baggs Square, he cited Beth Irons, he claims that people don't want ambulance noise downtown who are living in lofts, he also cited his experiences living in Miami and South Boston as ways to revitalize urban areas (not sure what that has to do with anything). I cited several studies that reference the Eds and Meds theory about anchor institutions in downtown areas and economic development. He mentioned the Psych Center as location, I told him the hospital is against that. I asked him to please keep an open mind before furthering his campaign and that there will be a time for community input. He claimed that he was frustrated with the process and felt this was being rammed down our throats. I said the hospital is doing their due-diligence and asked that he let them work through the process. He said that he respected the elected leaders in the community and will keep an open mind and give a lot of thought to my comments. I called Ray Meier and asked him to reach out to Scott to inquire whether this is being driven by board members. If it is, I am not honoring the hospitals request to remain quiet while they work through the process. Ray agreed and will get back in touch. On Wed, Sep 2, 2015 at 6:51 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I think that Scott and company need to move forward with a site. I have meeting with HAmmes tomorrow afternoon so I will let you know how that goes. I looked over the so called members of the group. Not sure if you call yourself a member whether that truly means you oppose this as an option. Griffo? Ryan Miller, Rick Short (his boss is on the MVHS board). Brent Truett is bit out there. Do not know Jimmy Gilbert? You have a group that wants the Masonic Care Campus as a site. Not sure East Utica would want the traffic as access is not great. The main objection outside of Bernie Sanders type of logic appears to be that somehow this section of downtown is ripe for other types of development – which is pretty lame. Very little of the existing building fabric that has good reuse potential. Norm Seaken’s building? Salvation Army? Teasers? Has anyone bothered to talk to Palmieri to see what he is hearing.

606 From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:22 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Downtown Hospital There is a Facebook group called No Downtown Hospital (link below) that is up to 300 members. I seem to remember the legislation stating there has to be community input on location. To date, I don't believe the hospital has done any of that. Members of the group include people like Ryan Miller from the Thinkubator, Michele Truett from the Downtown Development Association, John Brown from Coldwell Banker and a certain State Senator to remain nameless. I am not sure adding your name to the group means your're opposed. I can foresee this becoming an issue. Eventually, this will hit mainstream media so we should discuss how to combat this. I know Ray wants us to be low key on location but I don't want public opinion derailing this. Any thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/groups/981175865279398/members/

607 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, September 02, 2015 6:52 AM To: Anthony Brindisi; Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Downtown Hospital I think that Scott and company need to move forward with a site. I have meeting with HAmmes tomorrow afternoon so I will let you know how that goes. I looked over the so called members of the group. Not sure if you call yourself a member whether that truly means you oppose this as an option. Griffo? Ryan Miller, Rick Short (his boss is on the MVHS board). Brent Truett is bit out there. Do not know Jimmy Gilbert? You have a group that wants the Masonic Care Campus as a site. Not sure East Utica would want the traffic as access is not great. The main objection outside of Bernie Sanders type of logic appears to be that somehow this section of downtown is ripe for other types of development – which is pretty lame. Very little of the existing building fabric that has good reuse potential. Norm Seaken’s building? Salvation Army? Teasers? Has anyone bothered to talk to Palmieri to see what he is hearing.

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609 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:26 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Addendum to Downtown Hospital The administrator of the No Downtown Hospital FB page is someone called Jimmy Gilbert. When you Google that name it leads to Jim Brock's FB page. I think he is behind this. Isn't he on the MVHS Board? See below. https://www.facebook.com/jimmy.brock

610 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:22 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Picente, Anthony Subject: Downtown Hospital There is a Facebook group called No Downtown Hospital (link below) that is up to 300 members. I seem to remember the legislation stating there has to be community input on location. To date, I don't believe the hospital has done any of that. Members of the group include people like Ryan Miller from the Thinkubator, Michele Truett from the Downtown Development Association, John Brown from Coldwell Banker and a certain State Senator to remain nameless. I am not sure adding your name to the group means your're opposed. I can foresee this becoming an issue. Eventually, this will hit mainstream media so we should discuss how to combat this. I know Ray wants us to be low key on location but I don't want public opinion derailing this. Any thoughts? https://www.facebook.com/groups/981175865279398/members/ --

611 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 2:41 PM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Steven DiMeo; Larry Gilroy; Alicia Dicks (adicks@foundationhoc.org) Subject: Re: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com I tried making the case with Bono on Friday that a downtown hospital will benefit Herkimer County because Rt 5 dumps into downtown Utica. On Monday, August 17, 2015, Picente, Anthony wrote: Agree with all. Spoke today with Matt Ossenfort from Montgomery and Bono as well. Matt gets it Bono does not. They are all hung up on getting their fair share. I made it clear that they would not be screwed but they needed to have projects with 5 to 1 leverage and strategies to get them there. I asked Jim if he had the opportunity for a hospital would he say no or would he bond for 80 million? Dealing with small minds and vision and no view of the future. Tony On Aug 17, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Anthony Brindisi wrote: I agree. A downtown hospital with partnership from MMRL or SUNY Poly would transform Utica and bolster our URI plan. Funding should be included in our URI for site development; otherwise I don't see a downtown hospital possible. I believe Rich Tobe's visit a few weeks ago made him a believer of the downtown concept. It's unfortunate the other counties are not supportive of this. Oneida County is almost half the population of the other five counties combined. Also, what are the other counties putting on the table for projects? What matching funds have the other counties come up with? It seems Oneida is the only county that has any skin in the game. Anthony On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I heard about this. I think this came out of left field and caught some people off-guard. I think this would be pushed for URI but was not part of CNY pitch last week. All the more reason to get MVHS in our plan and incorporate a medical innovation component as a phase II component. I did talk to one of the lawyers for MMRL. They are looking to be helpfuil and would want us to reference MMRL in our plan. They are interested in collaboration with new hospital and possible opportunities that may be out there for alignment with one or more academic institutions.

612 From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:40 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Alicia Dicks Subject: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com http://www.syracuse.com/sunews/ index.ssf/2015/08/syracuse_university_medical_sc.html#incart_river_mobile -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396 Fax: 315-733-7933 Web: www.bmbplawyers.com Email: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com -- Anthony J. Brindisi Brindisi, Murad, Brindisi, & Pearlman LLP. 2713 Genesee Street Utica, New York 13501 Phone: 315-733-2396

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614 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 2:33 PM To: abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; LTG@gkgrisk.com; adicks@foundationhoc.org Subject: Re: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com Agree with all. Spoke today with Matt Ossenfort from Montgomery and Bono as well. Matt gets it Bono does not. They are all hung up on getting their fair share. I made it clear that they would not be screwed but they needed to have projects with 5 to 1 leverage and strategies to get them there. I asked Jim if he had the opportunity for a hospital would he say no or would he bond for 80 million? Dealing with small minds and vision and no view of the future. Tony On Aug 17, 2015, at 2:26 PM, Anthony Brindisi wrote: I agree. A downtown hospital with partnership from MMRL or SUNY Poly would transform Utica and bolster our URI plan. Funding should be included in our URI for site development; otherwise I don't see a downtown hospital possible. I believe Rich Tobe's visit a few weeks ago made him a believer of the downtown concept. It's unfortunate the other counties are not supportive of this. Oneida County is almost half the population of the other five counties combined. Also, what are the other counties putting on the table for projects? What matching funds have the other counties come up with? It seems Oneida is the only county that has any skin in the game. Anthony On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I heard about this. I think this came out of left field and caught some people off-guard. I think this would be pushed for URI but was not part of CNY pitch last week. All the more reason to get MVHS in our plan and incorporate a medical innovation component as a phase II component. I did talk to one of the lawyers for MMRL. They are looking to be helpfuil and would want us to reference MMRL in our plan. They are interested in collaboration with new hospital and possible opportunities that may be out there for alignment with one or more academic institutions. From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:40 AM

615 To: Steven DiMeo; Alicia Dicks Subject: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com http://www.syracuse.com/sunews/ index.ssf/2015/08/syracuse_university_medical_sc.html#incart_river_mobile

616 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 2:29 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy; Alicia Dicks (adicks@foundationhoc.org); apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Re: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com I agree. A downtown hospital with partnership from MMRL or SUNY Poly would transform Utica and bolster our URI plan. Funding should be included in our URI for site development; otherwise I don't see a downtown hospital possible. I believe Rich Tobe's visit a few weeks ago made him a believer of the downtown concept. It's unfortunate the other counties are not supportive of this. Oneida County is almost half the population of the other five counties combined. Also, what are the other counties putting on the table for projects? What matching funds have the other counties come up with? It seems Oneida is the only county that has any skin in the game. Anthony On Mon, Aug 17, 2015 at 7:48 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: I heard about this. I think this came out of left field and caught some people off-guard. I think this would be pushed for URI but was not part of CNY pitch last week. All the more reason to get MVHS in our plan and incorporate a medical innovation component as a phase II component. I did talk to one of the lawyers for MMRL. They are looking to be helpfuil and would want us to reference MMRL in our plan. They are interested in collaboration with new hospital and possible opportunities that may be out there for alignment with one or more academic institutions. From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:40 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Alicia Dicks Subject: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com http://www.syracuse.com/su-news/index.ssf/2015/08/syracuse_university_medical_sc.html#incart_river_mobile

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618 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:48 AM To: Larry Gilroy; Alicia Dicks (adicks@foundationhoc.org) Cc: apicente@ocgov.net; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: RE: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com I heard about this. I think this came out of left field and caught some people off-guard. I think this would be pushed for URI but was not part of CNY pitch last week. All the more reason to get MVHS in our plan and incorporate a medical innovation component as a phase II component. I did talk to one of the lawyers for MMRL. They are looking to be helpfuil and would want us to reference MMRL in our plan. They are interested in collaboration with new hospital and possible opportunities that may be out there for alignment with one or more academic institutions. From: Larry Gilroy [mailto:LTG@gkgrisk.com] Sent: Monday, August 17, 2015 7:40 AM To: Steven DiMeo; Alicia Dicks Subject: Syracuse University medical school could create more than 5,000 jobs, SU consultant says | syracuse.com http://www.syracuse.com/su-news/index.ssf/2015/08/syracuse_university_medical_sc.html#incart_river_mobile

619 From: ce@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:06 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:37 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; County Executive; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Matthew Pennello; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Scott, Per our last meeting, it is my understanding that you and your Board met last week and that I was going to follow up to see where everything stood and if another meeting with our group was needed. I can coordinate some dates and times for all the parties. Thanks. -Sonny

620 From: ce@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:06 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:37 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; County Executive; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Matthew Pennello; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Scott, Per our last meeting, it is my understanding that you and your Board met last week and that I was going to follow up to see where everything stood and if another meeting with our group was needed. I can coordinate some dates and times for all the parties. Thanks. -Sonny

621 From: ce@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:06 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:37 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; County Executive; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Matthew Pennello; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Scott, Per our last meeting, it is my understanding that you and your Board met last week and that I was going to follow up to see where everything stood and if another meeting with our group was needed. I can coordinate some dates and times for all the parties. Thanks. -Sonny

622 From: ce@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, August 12, 2015 11:06 AM To: apicente@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:37 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; County Executive; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Matthew Pennello; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Scott, Per our last meeting, it is my understanding that you and your Board met last week and that I was going to follow up to see where everything stood and if another meeting with our group was needed. I can coordinate some dates and times for all the parties. Thanks. -Sonny

623 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, August 10, 2015 11:49 AM To: acarroll@ocgov.net Subject: FW: MVHS and Rome Hospital Attachments: image001.gif From: Meier, Raymond [mailto:MeierR@bsk.com] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:17 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: MVHS and Rome Hospital Tony---I spoke with Scott. Buzz had asked Scott if he could make a commitment to maintain current levels of services at Rome if they affiliate. Scott offered to commit to that for five years. Several members of Buzz’s board said that correlated exactly with the projected time frame to get the new hospital built and up and running. From that they reasoned that the axe would fall as soon as the new hospital was open. Scott says that is now off the table and that the offer is to commit not to eliminate or reduce services unless approved by MVHS Board and the separate Rome Hospital board. Let me know when you get the meeting set up. Thanks. Ray

624 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:18 PM To: MeierR@bsk.com Subject: RE: MVHS and Rome Hospital Attachments: image001.gif Got it thanks. Amanda will reach out on Monday. From: Meier, Raymond [mailto:MeierR@bsk.com] Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:17 PM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: MVHS and Rome Hospital Tony---I spoke with Scott. Buzz had asked Scott if he could make a commitment to maintain current levels of services at Rome if they affiliate. Scott offered to commit to that for five years. Several members of Buzz’s board said that correlated exactly with the projected time frame to get the new hospital built and up and running. From that they reasoned that the axe would fall as soon as the new hospital was open. Scott says that is now off the table and that the offer is to commit not to eliminate or reduce services unless approved by MVHS Board and the separate Rome Hospital board. Let me know when you get the meeting set up. Thanks. Ray

625 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Friday, August 07, 2015 2:17 PM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS and Rome Hospital Attachments: image001.gif Tony---I spoke with Scott. Buzz had asked Scott if he could make a commitment to maintain current levels of services at Rome if they affiliate. Scott offered to commit to that for five years. Several members of Buzz’s board said that correlated exactly with the projected time frame to get the new hospital built and up and running. From that they reasoned that the axe would fall as soon as the new hospital was open. Scott says that is now off the table and that the offer is to commit not to eliminate or reduce services unless approved by MVHS Board and the separate Rome Hospital board. Let me know when you get the meeting set up. Thanks. Ray

626 From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, August 03, 2015 10:37 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Matthew Pennello; Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: Follow Up- MVHS Meeting Importance: High Scott, Per our last meeting, it is my understanding that you and your Board met last week and that I was going to follow up to see where everything stood and if another meeting with our group was needed. I can coordinate some dates and times for all the parties. Thanks. -Sonny

627 From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:15 AM To: acandido@ocgov.net Subject: FW: Private Meeting Attachments: IMAGE.png From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org [mailto:SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org] Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:51 AM To: County Executive; Picente, Anthony Subject: Private Meeting Tony, I'd like to meet with you privately within the next week or so regarding the new hospital project as a follow-up to discussion at the hospital board meeting yesterday. I've asked Ray Meier and Bob Scholefield join me. I'll have my assistant Margaret contact your office next week to set something up. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Regards,Scott

628 From: SPERRA@mvhealthsystem.org Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 9:51 AM To: Picente, Anthony; apicente@ocgov.net Subject: Private Meeting Attachments: IMAGE.png Tony, I'd like to meet with you privately within the next week or so regarding the new hospital project as a follow-up to discussion at the hospital board meeting yesterday. I've asked Ray Meier and Bob Scholefield join me. I'll have my assistant Margaret contact your office next week to set something up. If you have any questions, please give me a call. Regards,Scott

629 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 7:16 PM To: 'Picente, Anthony'; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: FW: Utica - MVHS Attachments: image001.jpg I am not sure what Scott is doing. Alicia said he called my office and said that he wwanted URI to include $82 M without any restriction on location. I know that Meier has talked to him and told him that this project is going to have to be downtown given political support and fact that Governor seems to be pushing this. Ray told me that Scott is of the view that everyone is trying to manage the hospital. I have spent time with Hammes and I had a great conversation today with Dave Connolly of the Hammes Group who was here last week. He finds downtown to be very interesting and sees the potential. HE thinks we picked the right location in terms of land area that is ripe for redevelopment. He has some great ideas on modification of what we gave him and how to reorient some of the functions on the super block and periphery areas that we outlined as part of the project. I spoke to him about the need to help the hospital board see the vision on this. He agrees. He is an urban architect and he spent last week walking everywhere downtown. He saw the good, the bad, the ugly and he saw some of the development opportunities that have some spark. I firmly believe he is on our side on this and will give Scott and the board the validation that is needed. According to Dave, it will take 3 years to build a hospital. If the goal is to get this built in 5 years (open by 2020) then we have about 2 years to pull together the site assemblage, demo, etc…… We also have to factor in the relocation costs for those businesses that can be relocated. That is not a lot of time and I cannot help but think that the OD article on Sunday did damage in that it signaled to everyone the proposed area. I also think it probably made some members of the board [ **** BRETT'S NOTE: something redacted here, sentance end abruptly **** ] I think we will need at a minimum $250,000 to $350,000 for appraisals, geotechnical, cultural resources surveys, environmental, site planning, preliminary programming and cost estimating. That would help confirm that the site can be built and would position the hospital to close loop with DASNY and DOH so that $300 M can get under contract. Is this something that County can support. Hospital really does not know how to go to the next step. From: Dave Connolly [mailto:dconnolly@hammesco.com] Sent: Friday, July 17, 2015 11:24 AM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: bscholef@mvhealthsystem.org Subject: Utica - MVHS Steve, Would you have a few minutes today to discuss potential schedule questions? I am putting together a high level schedule and I want to be realistic with the various activities and deadlines. Examples of questions: 1. Submission for Regional Grant – anticipated decision 2. Appraisals of Downtown properties within selected site option(s) 3. Approximate duration of assembledge of properties 4. Environmental assessment 5. Demolition, site clearing and utilities relocations

630 I am not looking for exact dates or commitments, but rather the dates you do know and estimates of duration for the above activities. I can be reached all day on my cell 414 630-5900 Thank you, Dave

631 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 2:50 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: MVHS - meeting with Hammes on downtown Thanks for the update. If that is the direction they think is best to go to secure a downtown site, I could try and seek some funding for the program. I'll be out of town starting Monday but available through email. What does the hospital propose happen at this point? Anthony On Fri, Jul 10, 2015 at 7:02 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Tony/Anthony We met with Hammes yesterday on downtown site. Besides myself, Lisa Nagle of Elan Planning, Paul Romano and Steve Eckler of OBG and person from MVHA (head of facilities). They have been in town the past few days looking at all 12 of the sites. Our meeting was strictly on downtown site option. I was very pleased with Hammes and really liked them! They are out of Milwaukee and the have a good urban planning/development background. I did not sense that they were negative at all with a downtown option. They have been involved with major urban redevelopment projects in big cities so they understand what we are attempting to accomplish. We discussed the traffic circulation. They totally concur that the road access to downtown is not an isusue. We had overlays of the new arterial design and Oriskany Blvd 5/5S design. They spent a lot time over past few days walking around downtown and other areas. In fact they were in Gerbers the night before and we were there following meeting with City Council on harbor GEIS. They do see opportunity in downtown so I am not as concerned about them having a suburban bias. They had seen the draff MOU that I gave Scott back in early May so they understood the funding program to help create a downtown site option that is cost neutral. They do think that one can probably rebuild on the St. Lukes site so I think that is the alternative option. They think that if you factor everything into the equation, that St. Lukes might be cheaper but that is just a guess. They think that a downtown site would likely be 10-12 stories high to best optimize the site. They did not look at that as a negative but indicated that we would have a dominant skyline in downtown We noted that board asked question about whether it cost more to be more vertical vs. horizontal. They said that the cost to go up does add to the program but the St. Lukes option would have similar concerns since there are site constraints that would force them to be more vertical.

632 I think they will be able to tell the hospital that downtown option has potential but that what really is needed is an investment of funding to build a program to test the downtown site option, which I believe is the next step anyway. The Hammes team was very focused on getting this right and I believe they are very intrigued with downtown as being an interesting option but that it requires some solid planning and programming. I think the missing part of getting a decision from the board is to develop the propgram and that requires some money. I am not sure what the hospital has in resources to fund a program. The MOU that I prepared had a blank fill in the line about providing some funding (possibly county) to support some preliminary engineering and design so that this can get serious consideration. I would recommend that the County (take it out of funds that are setaside for a downtown Utica project out of gaming proceeds) to support this. I think that $250,000 in County funds with a match of some sorts by hospital to earmark $500,000 for the project would be a solid start in forcing the hospital to invest in a planning effort on the downtown option. I firmly believe that once they get into this that the focus will be on downtown. Hammes sees the potential and understands the complications with downtown. They believe you need to go to the next step to build the program if downtown is going to be viable. I believe the hopsital’s issues is that they do not know how to move forward and cannot access the $300 M without a plan. We need to get the plan and program in place. Once they are on the track to build the program I think they will be hooked since they will commit to a timeline to make this happen. Steve

633 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, July 10, 2015 7:02 AM To: 'Picente, Anthony'; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: MVHS - meeting with Hammes on downtown Tony/Anthony We met with Hammes yesterday on downtown site. Besides myself, Lisa Nagle of Elan Planning, Paul Romano and Steve Eckler of OBG and person from MVHA (head of facilities). They have been in town the past few days looking at all 12 of the sites. Our meeting was strictly on downtown site option. I was very pleased with Hammes and really liked them! They are out of Milwaukee and the have a good urban planning/development background. I did not sense that they were negative at all with a downtown option. They have been involved with major urban redevelopment projects in big cities so they understand what we are attempting to accomplish. We discussed the traffic circulation. They totally concur that the road access to downtown is not an isusue. We had overlays of the new arterial design and Oriskany Blvd 5/5S design. They spent a lot time over past few days walking around downtown and other areas. In fact they were in Gerbers the night before and we were there following meeting with City Council on harbor GEIS. They do see opportunity in downtown so I am not as concerned about them having a suburban bias. They had seen the draff MOU that I gave Scott back in early May so they understood the funding program to help create a downtown site option that is cost neutral. They do think that one can probably rebuild on the St. Lukes site so I think that is the alternative option. They think that if you factor everything into the equation, that St. Lukes might be cheaper but that is just a guess. They think that a downtown site would likely be 10-12 stories high to best optimize the site. They did not look at that as a negative but indicated that we would have a dominant skyline in downtown We noted that board asked question about whether it cost more to be more vertical vs. horizontal. They said that the cost to go up does add to the program but the St. Lukes option would have similar concerns since there are site constraints that would force them to be more vertical. I think they will be able to tell the hospital that downtown option has potential but that what really is needed is an investment of funding to build a program to test the downtown site option, which I believe is the next step anyway. The Hammes team was very focused on getting this right and I believe they are very intrigued with downtown as being an interesting option but that it requires some solid planning and programming. I think the missing part of getting a decision from the board is to develop the propgram and that requires some money. I am not sure what the hospital has in resources to fund a program. The MOU that I prepared had a blank fill in the line about providing some funding (possibly county) to support some preliminary engineering and design so that this can get serious consideration. I would recommend that the County (take it out of funds that are setaside for a downtown Utica project out of gaming proceeds) to support this. I think that $250,000 in County funds with a match of some sorts by hospital to earmark $500,000 for the project would be a solid start in forcing the hospital to invest in a planning effort on the downtown option. I firmly believe that once they get into this that the focus will be on downtown. Hammes sees the potential and understands the complications with downtown. They believe you need to go to the next step to build the program if downtown is going to be viable. I believe the hopsital’s issues is that they do not know how to move forward and cannot access the $300 M without a plan. We need to get the plan and program in place. Once they are on the track to build the program I think they will be hooked since they will commit to a timeline to make this happen.

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635 From: jgenovese@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:09 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: FW: new hospital From: Roth, Amy [mailto:aroth@uticaod.com] Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:04 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: new hospital Hi, James, I'm writing about lobbying for the location of the new hospital. The mayor, I know, really wants to see it built downtown. Has Tony gotten involved in this at all and if so, can I talk to him about his thoughts? I'm at the number below today and tomorrow I'll be working from home at 691-2961. Thank you! Amy

636 From: Roth, Amy Sent: Tuesday, July 07, 2015 4:04 PM To: Genovese, James Subject: new hospital Hi, James, I'm writing about lobbying for the location of the new hospital. The mayor, I know, really wants to see it built downtown. Has Tony gotten involved in this at all and if so, can I talk to him about his thoughts? I'm at the number below today and tomorrow I'll be working from home at 691-2961. Thank you! Amy Neff Roth

637 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, July 03, 2015 8:21 AM To: 'Picente, Anthony'; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: Hospital Meeting yesterday may have had some positive impact on downtown option. Saunders got a call from MVHS in-house counsel in afternoon on MOU document. Counsel was asking about whether MVHS would be obligated to purchase site that is assembled. MOU says that we would assemble and improve site but that they would purchase site at FMV. However, consideration will be reinvested back into other complementary downtown development improvements – streetscape, lighting, infrastructure, etc…. Attorney told Jef that they thought that they heard that we would give them land for $1 and he was confused since MOU said otherwise. I never said we would gift the site. Attorney also said that one of their primary concerns about downtown site was ability of emergency vehicles to get to the hospital. I do not see this as an issue at all but as part of their due diligence they need to conduct traffic studies and that would include ability of emergency vehicles to get to the hospital. Looks to me as though the $84 M is finally attracting their interest and that they realize that legislation is more clearcut than they realize in terms of where this can go.

638 From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, July 02, 2015 12:56 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi; Brian Thomas; Pennello, Matthew (CHAMBER); Caruso, Delores (LABOR) Subject: MVHS All, Thank you for taking the time to meet with this morning to discuss this exciting project. I will follow up with Scott after his Board meeting on the 23rd and to set up another date/time for us to together and discuss the next steps. I included Matt Pennello and Delores Caruso from the Governor’s office on this e-mail as well. Thank you and we wish everyone a safe and fun holiday. -Sonny

639 From: carmella mazzotta Sent: Wednesday, July 01, 2015 2:31 PM To: 'Candido, Alfred' Subject: Thanks Al! Al, it was great reconnecting with you on a personal and professional level after all these years. I guess we both had good parents and we turned out ok. Some attributal to them and some to the stars and some to us directly and the grace-driven Almighty. I’m in Utica often to check on mom. If there is ever a time I can be of help, let me know. I had a good conversation with Shawna Papale. If I can be of help as facilitator, sustainer focused staff on various key partnerships, let me know – MVHS, REDC’s etc… I’ll drop you a note soon. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME and antennae out in the near future. Big hug-Carmella From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Monday, June 29, 2015 9:02 AM To: carmella mazzotta Subject: Re: Confirming 11 am on MOnday with Carmella Mazzotta Yes I'm still good for 11. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 28, 2015, at 9:00 PM, carmella mazzotta wrote: Hi Al, thanks again for your time for an informational meeting with me as I explore where to work in Upstate NY to be closer to family. I know you are busy so I really do appreciate the time. (resending letter and more detailed resume meanwhile for your convenience) BTW-My brother, Carm, is doing some work with a project in Utica (data center at old global bank)in finance packaging. He’s excellent at what he does and says to say hello. I can certainly connect you. CYO days were indeed a long time ago, no? SEE YOU SOON on 10th floor at 800 Park Ave. My cell no. is 202-374-3054 if needed. I will be in Utica all day Monday and Tuesday. From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:23 PM To: carmella mazzotta Subject: Re: scheduling informational meeting with you My office would be most convenient for me. It's on the tenth floor of the County Office Building, 800 Park Ave. Sent from my iPhone On Jun 16, 2015, at 5:19 PM, carmella mazzotta wrote: Thanks Al. That will work. Where would you like me to meet you? at your office, a coffee shop? Your call. looks like you’ve been busy too!

640 From: Candido, Alfred [mailto:acandido@ocgov.net] Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 5:01 PM To: carmella mazzotta Subject: RE: scheduling informational meeting with you Hi Carmella! I’m sorry that I didn’t respond to your email from last week. I read it and meant to answer you when I had some down time, but that didn’t happen. The Sheriff had also forwarded to me your resume and told me about your meeting with him. It would be nice to see you and catch up on what looks like has been a busy life that you have been living. My schedule has time for an hour at 11 am on June 29th, if that works for you. Let me know. Al From: carmella mazzotta [mailto:carmellamazzotta@gmail.com] Sent: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 3:07 PM To: Candido, Alfred; acandido@ocgov.com; acandido@ocgov.org Subject: FW: scheduling informational meeting with you Hello Al, would you have some time to meet late afternoon or late morning on June 29 (Monday) when I am in Utica? (or early eve?) Just tapping your knowledge of the region to set up informational meetings for myself. I’m looking for work in both Utica and in Albany area where I moved last year. See below. Thanks Carmella From: carmella mazzotta [mailto:carmellamazzotta@gmail.com] Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 3:02 PM To: 'acandido@ocgov.net' Subject: scheduling informational meeting with you Hi Al, I do hope you are well and that you received my letter sent snail mail to you recently (copy attached with resume). I am looking for a position in order to tend to family nearby anywhere in Upstate NY from Hudson to Syracuse, including Utica. I took a job in Albany last May but it proved not a fit. I am in Utica on Monday’s or Fridays when I can visit my mom at Masonic Home. Are you available for lunch or coffee sometime after 10 am on Monday, June 29???? I can meet you anywhere it is convenient. Let me know. If not then, I will let you know when I’ll be in Utica again. I have to go away this weekend coming and next week have company so I’ll be less in Utica than normal. Thanks Al. Will be good to catch up. I live in Albany for now, having moved from DC last year in May. 202-374-3054 (cell) "Be grateful for whoever comes, because each has been sent as a guide from beyond". Rumi

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642 From: Robert Palmieri on behalf of Charles Greco Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 11:01 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Meeting to Discuss MVHS Update

643 From: acarroll@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, June 09, 2015 9:23 AM To: calogeroc@assembly.state.ny.us; cgreco@cityofutica.com; adey@nysenate.gov; sjdimeo@mvedge.org; brindia@assembly.state.ny.us; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; acandido@ocgov.net; jgenovese@ocgov.net; SPERRA@mvnhealth.com; apicente@ocgov.net; MKeblish@mvhealthsystem.org; darcange@nysenate.gov; brindisia@assembly.state.ny.us Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Works for the County Exec. Thank You, Amanda From: Caitlin Calogero [mailto:calogeroc@assembly.state.ny.us] Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: 'Charles Greco'; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; County Executive; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; 'Scott Perra'; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov; 'Anthony Brindisi' Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 That works for Assemblyman Brindisi. - Caitlin From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, It looks like June 26th will not work as Scott will be out of town.

644 Would Thursday July 2nd at 10:00 am work for the group? I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice. Again, please let me know if this works. Thanks. -Sonny From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:56 PM To: 'adey@nysenate.gov'; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; 'ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com'; 'ce@ocgov.net'; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Scott Perra'; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, Given that there aren’t any major updates, it seems that it would be best to postpone our scheduled meeting for Friday 12th. With the State legislative calendar hitting high gear the nex few weeks, it looks like Friday June 26th would be a good day to try and reschedule our meeting. Would Friday June 26th at 11:00 work for the group. I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice shortly but if there are issues let me know. Thanks, hope everyone has a great weekend. -Sonny

645 From: Caitlin Calogero Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: 'Charles Greco'; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Scott Perra'; 'Picente, Anthony'; 'Carroll, Amanda'; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov; 'Anthony Brindisi' Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 That works for Assemblyman Brindisi. - Caitlin From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, It looks like June 26th will not work as Scott will be out of town. Would Thursday July 2nd at 10:00 am work for the group? I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice. Again, please let me know if this works. Thanks. -Sonny From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:56 PM To: 'adey@nysenate.gov'; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; 'ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com'; 'ce@ocgov.net'; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Scott Perra'; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve,

646 Given that there aren’t any major updates, it seems that it would be best to postpone our scheduled meeting for Friday 12th. With the State legislative calendar hitting high gear the nex few weeks, it looks like Friday June 26th would be a good day to try and reschedule our meeting. Would Friday June 26th at 11:00 work for the group. I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice shortly but if there are issues let me know. Thanks, hope everyone has a great weekend. -Sonny

647 From: Robert Palmieri on behalf of Charles Greco Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Tentative Meeting to Discuss MVHS Update

648 From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, June 08, 2015 4:44 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, It looks like June 26th will not work as Scott will be out of town. Would Thursday July 2nd at 10:00 am work for the group? I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice. Again, please let me know if this works. Thanks. -Sonny From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:56 PM To: 'adey@nysenate.gov'; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; 'ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com'; 'ce@ocgov.net'; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Scott Perra'; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, Given that there aren’t any major updates, it seems that it would be best to postpone our scheduled meeting for Friday 12th. With the State legislative calendar hitting high gear the nex few weeks, it looks like Friday June 26th would be a good day to try and reschedule our meeting. Would Friday June 26th at 11:00 work for the group. I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice shortly but if there are issues let me know. Thanks, hope everyone has a great weekend. -Sonny

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650 From: Robert Palmieri on behalf of Charles Greco Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:56 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra Cc: Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Meeting to Discuss MVHS Update Due to several scheduling conflicts it has been requested that our June 12th meeting be rescheduled from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Does this new time work for everyone? Let me know, in the meantime I will set send out an updated meeting notice. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. -Sonny

651 From: Charles Greco Sent: Friday, June 05, 2015 3:56 PM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov; Anthony Brindisi Subject: MVHS Meeting- 6/12 Importance: High Senator Griffo, Assemblyman Brindisi, County Executive Picente, Scott and Steve, Given that there aren’t any major updates, it seems that it would be best to postpone our scheduled meeting for Friday 12th. With the State legislative calendar hitting high gear the nex few weeks, it looks like Friday June 26th would be a good day to try and reschedule our meeting. Would Friday June 26th at 11:00 work for the group. I’ll send out a tentative meeting notice shortly but if there are issues let me know. Thanks, hope everyone has a great weekend. -Sonny

652 From: Mike Gigliotti Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 2:59 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net -------- Original Message -------- Date: Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:40:58 -0400 From: Mike Gigliotti To: apicente@ocgov.net -------- Original Message -------- Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:48:59 -0400 From: Mike Gigliotti To: apicente@ocgov.net Hi Tony- It was great to see you the other night at your fundraiser,

653 From: Charles Greco Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 12:13 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Picente; Anthony Brindisi Subject: RE: MVHS project Thanks, Steve. -Sonny -----Original Message----- From: Steven DiMeo [mailto:sjdimeo@mvedge.org] Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 11:52 AM To: Anthony Picente; Anthony Brindisi; Charles Greco Subject: MVHS project Per our meeting with Scott I have drafted a MOU for the downtown site that frames a structurefor the project. I am reviewing on my flight to Atlanta. I will forward to Jef for review. I have drafted agreement with the parties being mvhs , edge, city and county. Scott is looking for something that he can review and understand as he goes through due diligence and narrows site search Steve Sent from my iPhone

654 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, May 04, 2015 11:52 AM To: Anthony Picente; Anthony Brindisi; Charles Greco Subject: MVHS project Per our meeting with Scott I have drafted a MOU for the downtown site that frames a structurefor the project. I am reviewing on my flight to Atlanta. I will forward to Jef for review. I have drafted agreement with the parties being mvhs , edge, city and county. Scott is looking for something that he can review and understand as he goes through due diligence and narrows site search Steve Sent from my iPhone

655 From: Caitlin Calogero Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:47 AM To: 'Charles Greco'; adey@nysenate.gov; 'Steven DiMeo'; 'Anthony Brindisi'; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; 'Candido, Alfred'; 'Genovese, James'; 'Scott Perra'; 'Picente, Anthony'; 'Carroll, Amanda'; 'Margaret Keblish'; darcange@nysenate.gov Subject: RE: MVHS Meeting Sonny: 1pm works for the Assemblyman! Please keep me updated. Thanks! - Caitlin From: Charles Greco [mailto:cgreco@cityofutica.com] Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:34 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Subject: MVHS Meeting Due to several scheduling conflicts it has been requested that our June 12th meeting be rescheduled from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Does this new time work for everyone? Let me know, in the meantime I will set send out an updated meeting notice. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. -Sonny

656 From: Robert Palmieri on behalf of Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:34 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Cc: Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero Subject: Meeting to Discuss MVHS Update Due to several scheduling conflicts it has been requested that our June 12th meeting be rescheduled from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Does this new time work for everyone? Let me know, in the meantime I will set send out an updated meeting notice. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. -Sonny

657 From: Charles Greco Sent: Thursday, April 30, 2015 9:34 AM To: adey@nysenate.gov; Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; ccalogero@bmbplawyers.com; ce@ocgov.net; Candido, Alfred; Genovese, James; Scott Perra; Picente, Anthony; Carroll, Amanda; Caitlin Calogero; Margaret Keblish; darcange@nysenate.gov Subject: MVHS Meeting Due to several scheduling conflicts it has been requested that our June 12th meeting be rescheduled from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm. Does this new time work for everyone? Let me know, in the meantime I will set send out an updated meeting notice. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience. -Sonny

658 From: Buzz Ariglio Sent: Friday, April 24, 2015 10:26 AM To: 'Anthony Brindisi'; Joseph Griffo (griffo@nysenate.gov); Anthony Picente Subject: Thank you Good morning, I wanted to thank you again for taking time Monday for meeting with me and my team to discuss the challenges we’re facing at RMH. I have spoken with Alan Filler at Iroquois about crafting language to be provided for consideration as an amendment to the VAPAP legislation. He is going to coordinate with HANYS and provide that to me. As we finalize our affiliation discussions, given your strong belief that MVHS is our best option, I may reach out to you for assistance on securing the acute care services commitment we discussed. I will keep you posted as we move forward. I hope you have a great weekend. Buzz Ariglio President/CEO Rome Memorial Hospital

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660 From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Monday, April 13, 2015 4:49 PM To: Alicia Dicks; Geer, Robert; Robert Esche; Steven DiMeo Cc: nickmatt@saranac.com; apicente@ocgov.net; Kenneth.Tompkins@esd.ny.gov; Christian.Mercurio@esd.ny.gov Subject: Re: themes for the MVREDC URI Attachments: image001.jpg Knowing that SUNY Poly / CNSe sees energy and bio as the next nano frontiers and given MMRL, ConMed and the new hospital, I would like to see exploration of medical/healthcare innovation explored as fit. We have some strong history of success, yet going forward the dots are connected and would need some work. From: Alicia Dicks Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 12:53 PM To: "Geer, Robert" , Robert Esche , Steve DiMeo Cc: Larry Gilroy , "Nicholas O. Matt" , Tony Picente , "Kenneth.Tompkins@esd.ny.gov" , "Christian.Mercurio@esd.ny.gov" Subject: RE: themes for the MVREDC URI Attached, please find a draft Working Framework that is the result of data and discussion inputs collected to date. This will assist us as we navigate the Strategy Team in developing the MV500 plan. This will be a growing, dynamic and organic document. Please provide any feedback or questions. Thanks and hope all is well. Alicia Dicks From: Geer, Robert [mailto:rgeer@sunycnse.com] Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 11:43 AM To: Robert Esche; Steven DiMeo Cc: Alicia Dicks; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com); Nick Matt (nickmatt@saranac.com); apicente@ocgov.net; Tompkins, Kenneth (ESD) (Kenneth.Tompkins@esd.ny.gov); Mercurio, Christian (ESD) (Christian.Mercurio@esd.ny.gov) Subject: Re: themes for the MVREDC URI The ‘connection’ aspect is on the mark. Perhaps something denoting economic growth/expansion? ‘Connections for Growth,’ ‘Nexus for Growth,’ ‘Connections for Success’? Just a thought….

661 From: Robert Esche Date: Friday, April 10, 2015 at 10:07 AM To: Steve Dimeo Cc: "Alicia Dicks (adicks@foundationhoc.org)" , "Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com)" , Robert Geer , "Nick Matt (nickmatt@saranac.com)" , "apicente@ocgov.net" , "Tompkins, Kenneth (ESD) (Kenneth.Tompkins@esd.ny.gov)" , "Mercurio, Christian (ESD) (Christian.Mercurio@esd.ny.gov)" Subject: Re: themes for the MVREDC URI I like it and I think it will fit in nicely to our theme that we came up with as well. Give us a little while and we'll mesh the two together and send it back. I think the two ideas will work in concert with each other perfectly in explaining not only our strategy but a look into the future as well. Rob Sent from my iPhone On Apr 10, 2015, at 9:54 AM, Steven DiMeo wrote: Alicia/Rob I have been giving some thought on a theme for this plan and after going through about 20 random thoughts, I came up with “Building Connections” as a possible theme for the strategy. I believe Simpson will be going with “Evolve” as that was the theme of his Annual Meeting. I thought the entire format of his annual event was built around the upcoming URI. Why I think Building Connections is a worthy theme is as follows: • It expands upon Rich Tobe’s theme of we are a Center of Centers and provides a crisper sharper focus on how we may be able to differentiate ourselves from the competition and build up a theme that regional partnerships are the connections needed to instill success. • Building Connections can be used to show linkages within the region as part of building regional unity and Public-Private Partnerships. • Building Connections can be used to show how the region has growing linkages across Upstate in areas such as Nano, defense (Drum, 174th, AFRL), UAS, cyber, and D2D.We can use that as a way to show how our success is linked to the success of other regions • Building Connections can play on the key features of the innovation technologies that we are focusing on - Nano, Cyber, Internet of Things (which connects devices via the internet, D2D and UAS. All of these are connective technologies and we are what can become a major convergence point on how these technologies can intersect with one another. As one DoD official pointed out last year, what we are developing could from a DoD view be a total system integration in electronics from software to hardware. • Building Connections can also play on the corridor theme. The Erie Canal to the Nano Canal Corridor to the connections that can exist in

662 building a new industry base across the region and how we might link tourism assets together. • Building connections can play on a revitalization theme with urban core redevelopment, Main Streets redevelopment, waterfronts from Utica- Rome to Herkimer County population Centers to Amsterdam and the communiities along the Mohawk River Johnstown, Gloversville and Amsterdam. • Building Connections can also be used as a way to provide opportunities for vulnerable populations that need to be connected to an emerging new economy. We need to look at workforce development strategies regionally and also need to focus on how to break the cycle of poverty (interesting assignment for UBRI). • Building connections also can be used to show how the Yogurt boom is supporting innovation with SUNY Cobleskill’s investment in a n Ag Dairy Processing Center at the college to help build more ag opportunities for farmer and rural communities. • Building connections can also be used to show how Fulton/Montogmery and probably Schoharie and Otsego can have stronger connections to Capital Region ( CNSE/global Foundries/GE and Power Electronics Consortia) and Southern Tier (with University at Binghamton). A variation on this theme might be Leveraging Connections but I have not really thought that through as of yet. Thoughts? Steve

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664 From: Mike Gigliotti Sent: Friday, April 10, 2015 2:49 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net Hi Tony- It was great to see you the other night at your fundraiser, once again Jeff did a super job ! Tony, I wanted to talk to you the other night about plans for the new Hospital being proposed for the area.I am writing you to express our desire that we here at Allied American Abstract would like to be involved in the title work that will be necessary to bring the Hospital to fruition. Allied American Abstract employs around 40 individuals here locally in Central New York and although work was abundant in the past that has not been the case this past year. Interest rates are considerably higher than in the past few years and refinancing of mortgages is a thing of the past. Quite frankly, this year has been a struggle to maintain our current workforce,a project such as the Hospital would virtually guarantee that we could keep our current compliment of employees without any future layoffs. Anthony I would appreciate anything you can do to help us secure this project. If you could please let me know the attorneys involved as well as Banks who are financing this project that would be a great start. Thanks again Anthony! Also , on a personal level I have secured our front row tickets for the Comets playoffs I know you have a busy schedule but if you could free up one night it would be great fun to get together with "Crazy Joe Timpano" and my brother Lou for a boys night out at the hockey game !! Talk to you soon Anthony ! -- Michael Gigliotti Allied American Abstract Corporation (315) 733-0636

665 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 5:36 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: apicente@ocgov.net Subject: RE: New Hospital Location I called and left you a message on your cell phone. We are still involved with the hospital on the siting. We met with the Hosptial folks on the 24th of March and reviewed with them the four local options that I shared with you earlier in Albany. That was simply a capacity analysis to show if the 4 sites (downtown, Psych Center, Faxton- Murnane, and St. Luke’s campus could handle the programming requirements (provided to us by the hospital). In addition, from an earlier meeting with the hospital, we developed a site evaluation matrix that could be used to score sites – urban and suburban sites( this was a product of discussion with the hospital prior to your language in the budget bill), and we also did GIS site search of 50 acre parcels (single owner) within a 10 mile radius of downtown Utica and had that overlaid with information on primary and secondary market hospital data, roads, utilities, wetlands, ag districts, SHPO/cultural resource information, and flood plan/floodway information. Again the funnel map was a product of an earlier discussion with the hospital dating back to February when Scott asked us to expand the site search so that he had a methodical approach to evaluate sites and come up with recommendations that can be considered by the board. In short we felt that the downtown site and Psych Center site had potential but clearly the downtown site had more upside appeal from a redevelopment perspective. We felt that there were issues with St’ Lukes as an option and I think we came away feeling that the Faxton-Murnane option had issues as well. In terms of the funnel map, the hospital asked us to pull the site search in some – perhaps 5 miles vs. 10 miles from downtown Utica. Again we knew about your legislative language and Scott clearly knew about the Assembly language but at the time the assembly language was not tight and left room for interpretation on where the hospital could be sited. The final language in the budget is in my view more restrictive and clearly means that the hospital can only be located in Utica. I discussed this yesterday with Ray Meier who also believes that the language is clear on where the hospital has to be located. From the March 24th meeting, Scott and Bob were going to meet with the board to bring them up to speed (March 26th) . Bob indicated that they did bring this up with the board. The board seemed to be more focused on where a hospital would be located than how one arrives at a process for selecting a location. The board was fine with the process being undertaken so I take that as a positive development. We can clearly save time and effort if we can eliminate the funnel map and focus more on the local Utica options ( I doubt there is another Utica option that can be put on the table for consideration) and drill down to actually looking at more siting critiera and doing some programming of the sites to show how they fit. I guess I need for Bob and Scott to give me direction on how to proceed.. It is simpler if we can stop looking outside Utica and devote valuable time and effort on more detailed site analysis and options. Are you getting different information? If so I would like to know. I have kept elected officials in the loop. In fact I sat with Palmieri last Monday to bring him up to speed. I showed you the site options when we were in Albany and I have kept Tony apprised of the work we were doing during our leadership meetings.

666 Scott is away this week so only he can answer the question about whether they are focused solely in Utica per the budget language or whether they want to consider other options. I nedd that answer as well. Give me a call and we can talk. Steve From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 2:01 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: New Hospital Location Steve: Is EDGE still involved with assisting the hospital find a location for the new site? Are they considering a downtown location? What other sites are they looking at? I hope they are seriously considering downtown as their primary location. I hate to get to a situation where we're in June and they make a selection without involving all the local officials that worked hard to make sure the funding made it into the final budget. I also hope they plan on abiding by the language of the law that makes clear the facility must be located in the major population center. Thanks, Anthony

667 From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, April 09, 2015 2:01 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony Subject: New Hospital Location Steve: Is EDGE still involved with assisting the hospital find a location for the new site? Are they considering a downtown location? What other sites are they looking at? I hope they are seriously considering downtown as their primary location. I hate to get to a situation where we're in June and they make a selection without involving all the local officials that worked hard to make sure the funding made it into the final budget. I also hope they plan on abiding by the language of the law that makes clear the facility must be located in the major population center. Thanks, Anthony

668 From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, March 23, 2015 11:02 AM To: Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com); Geer, Robert (rgeer@sunycnse.com); Alicia Dicks (adicks@foundationhoc.org); Robert.Esche@uticacomets.com; Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Cc: Tompkins, Kenneth (ktompkins@esd.ny.gov) Subject: Conversation with Rob Simpson URI Spoke to Rob Simpson this morning on URI and thoughts about joint application and joint initiatives. Following are takeaways: 1. Rich Tobe in response to question from Bill Magnarelli told the CNY REDC that NYS is interested in cross regional initiatives (gave no guidance how they would approach them since we are competitors) but that under no circumstances would NYS welcome or support a joint application by two regions for the URI. Magnarelli is a fan of Utica-Rome being more interconnected with CNY region. Simpson is going to do some discussions with Kennedy and Gilstrap on this but Tobe threw cold water on 1 application. Rob explained that this was in context of $500M. I mentioned that we had discussion last week of joint request for $1 B. 2. Simpson asked if we are going to hire consultants. I told him that remains to be seen. He may retain a consultant to help with Economic Impact Analysis to provide “credible metrics on potential impact from CNY initiatives. 3. Simpson is largely going to base his plan on the Brooking MBP and his current strategy. Slight modifications may include a stronger link with Inland Port initatives (current CNY Regional Priority) and tie in with Port of Oswego. That addresses transportation/logisitics and makes stronger play in global export initiatives . He is looking to find an agricultural project to help balance out region. He too is looking at some type of regional impact fund since his plan will likely be urban centric. He indicated that Governor had told him that he expects an urban based plan from CNY. This runs counter to Tobe recommendation for us about a center of centers approach for MV region. 4. Major push in his plan will be NUAIR, D2D (sensors). He is talking to Joe McCoy about a “One Institute – Internet of Things Initiative”. He is going to send me what Joe has been talking to his folks about. MCCoy may be talking to AFRL folks about this but I have not seen anything and Joe usually is light on details and specifics on his brainstorming activities. Project Alpine is an Internet of Things project and that is real. 5. The NUAIR initiative will likely be a joint request – probably split with site here at Griffiss and some tie in with sensors base in Syracuse. Rob and I discussed having the same story line in both plans since we are each going to include this as a funding initiative. NUAIR will need to put the pitch together and both CNY and MVREDC will need to agree on how this will be positioned. 6. I gave Rob a sense of thoughts on likely initiaitves. He understands Marcy and that is his fear that Dr. K. can drive investment numbers that he cannot. He is intrigued by the downtown hospital project but wondered how that ask would be structured or where it would be located downtown. Having this downtown is far from a done deal. Will have better sense tomorrow as I meet with Scott and Bob with our consultants to discuss capacity analysis and site evaluation matrix.

669 7. Upcoming meeting with IAI on establishing a site here will be split between meeting here and in Syracuse as Rob can not make meeting here. He has forwarded request to Kennedy and Gilstrap about state agency participation during upcoming visit as IAI is very much interested in deploying Heron here as part of a business proposition – fee for service on testing (deploy sensor arrays for demonstration), government use to support various state and local agency needs. Thus far Rob has not heard back from NYS on this. The IAI meeting will be on 14-16. I am available on the 14th and part of the 15th. This could be an iniatives that could be worked into the plans for both regions. 8. Rob and I discussed rumors and speculation. He is of view that Rochester will have a big project ( I suspect it will be at Eastman Kodak Park). He is obviously concerned about Marcy Nano and big projects with big numbers attached to them from Dr. K. HE believes there is a sympathy factor for Southern Tier. He does not believe he is a lock. He believes that Rochester is a lock and that he is likely competing with us for a slot if the sympathy factor plays out for Southern Tier. HE thought it odd that they were a no show last week in Albany. He has heard rumblings of big steel manufacturing facility being courted in Southern Tier – close to Binghamton. Could be a a couple hundred jobs and a huge CapEX (he stated $1 B). He has also heard about North Country making play in their plan for the Olympics. I do not see how that could a credible ask as the decision on the next siting of an Olympics venue is well outside this window for the URI. If NYS wants to submit a bid for the Olympics they can do that outside this process and agree to support it financially as part of the bid submission. Steve

670 From: Cheryl Perry Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 7:14 PM To: ce@ocgov.net Subject: CNYCC Regional Meeting- March 12th -Radisson Conference Center- 8:15 AM As you know $300,000. is in the NYS budget for an Integrated Delivery System (IDS) in Oneida. On March 12th the CNY Care Collaborative, which includes Faxton St. Luke's Healthcare, Auburn Community Hospital, Upstate University Hospital , and St. Joseph Hospital Health Center, will be hosting one of 4 regional meetings in Utica. We will be discussing our 11 implementation plans, including creating an IDS focused on achieving DSRIP goals with our partners to obtain their feedback. At this time we have about 70 participants, including Rome Hospital, several Nursing Homes, OMH , OASAS and other community agencies in Oneida County. Scott Perra, CEO of the Mohawk Valley Health System is expected to attend. We welcome you to make a few remarks if your schedule permits. Thank you for your consideration. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. (Irish blessing) Cheryl Perry, MA, RN MVHS DSRIP Project Coordinator Phone: 315-624-6153 FAX: 315-624-6456 (Temporary) e-mail: cperry@mvnhealth.com

671 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Wednesday, March 04, 2015 5:17 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: MVHS Word is Senate Republicans will zero out our money , Brooklyn, and upstate rural hospitals, I n their one house and then restore it in one combined potwith some kind of commissio n distributing $$$$ under some guidelines. But under NY Constitution Gov would need to agree and resubmit in final budget. Important they hang tough. Amazing how little weight our guy has in the Senate. Ray Sent from Samsung Mobile -------- Original message -------- From: "Picente, Anthony" Date:03/03/2015 8:20 PM (GMT-05:00) To: "Meier, Raymond" Subject: Re: MVHS Ray, I will call Andrew tomorrow and see what the story is. Last word was that Gov was ticked off at DeFran and Krueger for continued attacks on the URF. He is trying to save that so I will see what the latest is. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Mar 3, 2015, at 5:48 PM, Meier, Raymond > wrote: Tony---Very positive meeting with DeFrancisco yesterday. So, we continue to be hopeful. Scott is worried if the Gov will continue to stand by the money and was told by Dan Shepherd that they are concerned that the Senate and Assembly might zero out several big pots of money as a negotiating ploy. Scott is afraid we may get knocked back to square one or have our money cut. I have a couple of calls in to Andrew Kennedy, but no return call. If you could get ahold of him and take his temperature that would be good. By the way, our Senator is now worried how he is going to explain to people in Massena and Potsdam how we got this much money and they didn’t. He’s a real visionary. Ray

672 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 8:20 PM To: MeierR@bsk.com Subject: Re: MVHS Ray, I will call Andrew tomorrow and see what the story is. Last word was that Gov was ticked off at DeFran and Krueger for continued attacks on the URF. He is trying to save that so I will see what the latest is. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Mar 3, 2015, at 5:48 PM, Meier, Raymond wrote: Tony---Very positive meeting with DeFrancisco yesterday. So, we continue to be hopeful. Scott is worried if the Gov will continue to stand by the money and was told by Dan Shepherd that they are concerned that the Senate and Assembly might zero out several big pots of money as a negotiating ploy. Scott is afraid we may get knocked back to square one or have our money cut. I have a couple of calls in to Andrew Kennedy, but no return call. If you could get ahold of him and take his temperature that would be good. By the way, our Senator is now worried how he is going to explain to people in Massena and Potsdam how we got this much money and they didn’t. He’s a real visionary. Ray

673 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Tuesday, March 03, 2015 5:48 PM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS Tony---Very positive meeting with DeFrancisco yesterday. So, we continue to be hopeful. Scott is worried if the Gov will continue to stand by the money and was told by Dan Shepherd that they are concerned that the Senate and Assembly might zero out several big pots of money as a negotiating ploy. Scott is afraid we may get knocked back to square one or have our money cut. I have a couple of calls in to Andrew Kennedy, but no return call. If you could get ahold of him and take his temperature that would be good. By the way, our Senator is now worried how he is going to explain to people in Massena and Potsdam how we got this much money and they didn’t. He’s a real visionary. Ray

674 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2015 10:19 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: FW: MVHS Appropriation Attachments: image001.gif I agree that it should be in Utica too. But we need to land the money first. Why would we risk setting off a local political pissing match to distract from the current main event which is nailing down the appropriation? Ray From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 1:22 PM To: Meier, Raymond Subject: RE: FW: MVHS Appropriation Ray, I do agree that the Hospital needs to be located in Utica. I don’t understand the Board’s resistance to stating that emphatically. You currently have 2 of the three in Utica and the third is just yards away. Anything else will be looked at as anti-City. Anthony’s point may make it more solid if it does have the urban core attached to it. I think it validates the need as much as the growth factor. A suburban hospital will look more Westchester than Oneida. Tony From: Meier, Raymond [mailto:MeierR@bsk.com] Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 11:52 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: FW: MVHS Appropriation Tony---See the e mail exchange between me and Anthony B. below. Not sure tying up site selection in the budget is a good idea and may compound our problems in the Senate. Any thoughts? Ray Ray: This is good news! Just so you know, I've asked the Assembly staff to investigate adding language to this proposal that the hospital needs to be sited in Utica. I know this move is not going to make some people happy but I am adamantly opposed to the hospital being sited in the suburbs unless absolutely necessary. Putting the hospital further away from the city will hurt those who lack adequate transportation the most. I know it will be a harder lift to do this in the city; however, as Scott said in the paper this morning this is an opportunity that comes along once in a in a lifetime. I believe this is an opportunity for a brand new facility and a massive urban renewal project. I hear some board members and the consultants the hospital is using are very suburban focused.

675 Let me know your thoughts. Anthony On Sunday, February 22, 2015, Meier, Raymond wrote: Anthony----I assume you know about this by now (See my e mail to Scott Perra below). This is a brilliant move and clear evidence that the Governor is dead serious about moving this forward. We should talk this week. Ray

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677 From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 1:22 PM To: MeierR@bsk.com Subject: RE: FW: MVHS Appropriation Attachments: image001.gif Ray, I do agree that the Hospital needs to be located in Utica. I don’t understand the Board’s resistance to stating that emphatically. You currently have 2 of the three in Utica and the third is just yards away. Anything else will be looked at as anti-City. Anthony’s point may make it more solid if it does have the urban core attached to it. I think it validates the need as much as the growth factor. A suburban hospital will look more Westchester than Oneida. Tony From: Meier, Raymond [mailto:MeierR@bsk.com] Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 11:52 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: FW: FW: MVHS Appropriation Tony---See the e mail exchange between me and Anthony B. below. Not sure tying up site selection in the budget is a good idea and may compound our problems in the Senate. Any thoughts? Ray Ray: This is good news! Just so you know, I've asked the Assembly staff to investigate adding language to this proposal that the hospital needs to be sited in Utica. I know this move is not going to make some people happy but I am adamantly opposed to the hospital being sited in the suburbs unless absolutely necessary. Putting the hospital further away from the city will hurt those who lack adequate transportation the most. I know it will be a harder lift to do this in the city; however, as Scott said in the paper this morning this is an opportunity that comes along once in a in a lifetime. I believe this is an opportunity for a brand new facility and a massive urban renewal project. I hear some board members and the consultants the hospital is using are very suburban focused. Let me know your thoughts. Anthony On Sunday, February 22, 2015, Meier, Raymond wrote: Anthony----I assume you know about this by now (See my e mail to Scott Perra below). This is a brilliant move and clear evidence that the Governor is dead serious about moving this forward. We should talk this week.

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680 From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Monday, February 23, 2015 11:52 AM To: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: FW: FW: MVHS Appropriation Attachments: image001.gif Tony---See the e mail exchange between me and Anthony B. below. Not sure tying up site selection in the budget is a good idea and may compound our problems in the Senate. Any thoughts? Ray Ray: This is good news! Just so you know, I've asked the Assembly staff to investigate adding language to this proposal that the hospital needs to be sited in Utica. I know this move is not going to make some people happy but I am adamantly opposed to the hospital being sited in the suburbs unless absolutely necessary. Putting the hospital further away from the city will hurt those who lack adequate transportation the most. I know it will be a harder lift to do this in the city; however, as Scott said in the paper this morning this is an opportunity that comes along once in a in a lifetime. I believe this is an opportunity for a brand new facility and a massive urban renewal project. I hear some board members and the consultants the hospital is using are very suburban focused. Let me know your thoughts. Anthony On Sunday, February 22, 2015, Meier, Raymond wrote: Anthony----I assume you know about this by now (See my e mail to Scott Perra below). This is a brilliant move and clear evidence that the Governor is dead serious about moving this forward. We should talk this week. Ray

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683 Pronteau, Robert E From: Meier, Raymond Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2015 12:21 PM To: sperra@mvnhealth.com Cc: Anthony Picente (apicente@ocgov.net) Subject: MVHS Appropriation Attachments: image001.gif Scott---I spoke with Tony Picente over the weekend and I know he was going to call you, so by now you most likely know about the Governor’s thirty day amendments to the budget as they pertain to the MVHS . In a nutshell, the Governor moved our figure up from $300 million to $800 million, and then added language making not less than 62.5% of that amount (500 million) available for the Governor’s Upstate Recovery Initiative(URI), which is the proposed competitive economic development fund for upstate. This makes fully one third of the URI dependent on our money remaining intact. Clearly, the Governor is trying to bullet proof our money. Under the NYS Constitution and several court decisions, the legislature may decrease or totally eliminate an item in the Governor’s budget. (They may not increase an item, but can appropriate money in a separate item, which renders that appropriation subject to the Governor’s line item veto power.) Should the legislature decrease or eliminate our appropriation, the effect is to unwrap the URI. Nor can the legislature change or eliminate the language tying our money to the URI as, again, the NYS Constitution and court decisions forbid the legislature from lining out or changing language inserted by the Governor. If they don’t like language in the budget, their only alternative is to hold up the budget as a bargaining chip and negotiate for language changes. Clearly this demonstrates the Governor’s strong commitment to our funding. In terms of the shape of the battlefield for us, our position is now stronger. (By the way, he made a similar move for Brooklyn, going from 700 million to slightly over 1.1 billion and dedicating 36.4% of that to regional economic development.) There may be some heartburn especially among some of the upstate Senate Republicans over this, but so be it. We will talk on Monday. Ray

684 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Monday, February 16, 2015 10:35 PM To: apicente@ocgov.net; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Larry Gilroy (ltgilroy@gmail.com) Subject: Utica College Tony/Anthony/Larry I met with Todd and Laura this morning to discuss some potential projects that the college is interested in pursuing: John Casselli was on the phone as part of the meeting. 1. Relocation of School of Business from main campus to downtown Utica (1st floor and 5th floor of Clark Center). Project would move 250 students downtown along with some faculty. Key factors in the project include funding to renovate and fitout the 1st floor of the Clark Center and some retrofit of the 5th floor. Total cost is estimated at $800,000. College is looking for 50% of the cost being paid for by funding that was previously awarded to the City for the Clark Center under the City by City Grant. They did receive an ESD commitment of 50% on a $500,000 project when they moved the on-line program to the Clark Center (4th floor). Other key factors are parking and obtaining a commitment from Centro to provide continuous bus service to/from UC to support having the School of Business split from the main campus. They are also looking at the Community Foundation providing some support as well. I sent Ken Tompkins an email about potential funding from the City by City grant to support this project. 2. The College is also interested in pursuing a School of Osteopathy which might include a PA Program (SUNY Upstate has a PA Program). They are interested in potential support from the URF although they have not prepared a business plan or determined how the project would be funded. Todd noted that the cost to establish a medical school could approach $50 M to $75 M. This also would require state approval so it is not clear how well this would be received in light from other SUNY and Private institutions. There are no Schools of Osteopathy in Upstate. Closest school is in Erie PA. I explained that a medical school might be a viable strategy but that there were two main hurdles that would have to be cleared. First, NYS is not going to finance 100% of a medical school and that the likely scenario would be that they would only support 20% of the project if it were positioned as a potential project. He would need to demonstrate how to come up with the balance. The second hurdle that UC would need to clear would be to convince NYS that they should support a private college vs. investing in a SUNY School. This discussion led to the potential development of a new consolidated hospital campus for MVHS. Todd indicated that UC would have interest in Faxton campus and would oppose having a new hospital in Downtwon Utica. He expressed concern about what happens to the St. Luke’s campus if that were to be vacated. Ironically he indicated that UC would have no interest in the St. Luke’s site. I mentioned to him that there will be strong interest in seeing a new hospital in Utica and that the push will be for downtown and that if that case can be made that URF funding would be pursued to support this as part of a downtown revitalization project. I also told Todd that the ST. Luke’s site does not have a lot of space to support a new consolidated hospital complex and that a new campus will be built somewhere and that the hospital would look to repurpose the vacated hospital complexes. Last week Scott indicated that he is concerned about maintaining St. Lukes as a primary care facility and attempting to build on the same site over a 2 year period. He does not believe it works well and would be very disruptive. I looked at google photos and the St. Lukes campus is very constrained. I emphasized that the downtown option has political support and that a downtown site can work. URF funds would be to help make a downtown site cost neutral when compared to alternative options and if by chance the hospital wants to

685 Pronteau, Robert E go in a different direction then URF funds would likely not be pursued since the attractive part of the proposal is the potential to transform downtown or a Utica site and not promote a suburban hospital option. My sense on the UC proposal for a School of Osteopthy is that this is a heavy lift and there is no indication that a viable plan has been vetted and can be implemented with NYS funding providing a portion of the requirements but not all of the ask. 3. UC is interested in a National Forensics Center that could be moved from the UC campus to downtown. They are doing forensics work with Law Enforcement, DA’s and believe they can gain traction with banks. They are also interested in a Masters program in cyber for UAS systems. They do not have a building but would be looking for funding to develop a facility that has SCIF space, labs and offices. This could be a retrofit or new build. There is no indication on a budget or what this might entail. This could be in conflict with SUNY Poly who intends to pursue a Nano-Cyber Center at SUNY Poly. It is not clear as to how to not create overlap between both institutions. Todd also noted that he has to balance out competitive issues with companies such as AIS who has a small commercial base in cyber that is growing. Todd mentioned about setting up a super computer and I stopped him and told him that AFRL Rome supposedly has secured $25 M in funding from federal customers to lease a D Wave Quantum Computer that will support major AFRL Research efforts in cyber technologies using quantum level computational analysis. The lab supposedly would welcome a consortia of colleges to connect to the D Wave Computer to build more computational and quantum level capability in terms of work force (computational computer scientists) and research activities in DoD and non-DoD disciplines. SUNY Poly has had some discussions with AFRL on this and other institiutions will likely link up with AFRL to support a consortia effort. I envision some URF funding that can leverage the $25 M that the lab supposedly has secured to support research, educational efforts. $25 M in AFRL funding can leverage $5 M in URF funding. 4. Todd noted that he spoke to Senator Croci who told him the proposed State Homeland Security College is wide open and that the distributed model that was pitched last year may have some support. Todd believes that the Senate may open this up beyond what the Governor proposed with U of Albany being the college for first responder training with the Oriskany Site being a satellite operation. I am just passing this one along as I just assumed that the Governor will get what he requested unless DeFrancisco is going to attempt to derail this. Todd was not suggesting that Oriskany would not be part of a Homeland Security College but he seemed to think that there are other options out there on what is ultimately approved. Todd is clearly interested in figuring out an angle on how UC can secure state funding either throught the CFA, URF or other means. He understands the basic intent of the URF – need to focus on strategies that will promote catalytic economic growth. Todd indicated that he was going to meet with Geer to discusss options. He was a bit concerned if SUNY Poly was going to make a play at a medical school.I told him that there is interest in looking at a medical research component that is part of a downtown hospital completx. That could include MMRL or a medical school. I did not indicate that SUNY Poly might look at that as an opportunity but I did remind Todd that the Governor is likely to favor investments in SUNY over a private college. Geer has not indicated anything about a SUNY Poly medical school, although he did indicate that AK would probably love to have a medical school. AK is interested in making a link between nano and life sciences. Steve

686 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 8:28 AM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Steve DiMeo; Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS My mistake—I mnetioned the work that you had done and he raised the Senate finance committee, apologies. From: Anthony Brindisi Date: Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 7:47 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steve DiMeo , Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS I don't think it's the Assembly Ways and Means Committee that's a problem. It's the Senate Finance Committee of which DeFrancisco from Syracuse is Chair. He's obviously upset about Syracuse Hospitals not getting money. We need to focus on Griffo to make sure he's advocating in the Senate. I pushed in my house this week with my Health Chair. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, Larry Gilroy wrote: Met with Scott yesterday and brought him up to date on many moving parts. Know he is in touch with each of you 1x1. Asked him to think howhe could help us with the regional approach. He is also hearing from other upstate hospitals who wondered howhe got 300 of the 400 million and is working Albany to protect. Special focus on Assembly finance comm.

687 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:48 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steve DiMeo; Tony Picente Subject: Re: MVHS I don't think it's the Assembly Ways and Means Committee that's a problem. It's the Senate Finance Committee of which DeFrancisco from Syracuse is Chair. He's obviously upset about Syracuse Hospitals not getting money. We need to focus on Griffo to make sure he's advocating in the Senate. I pushed in my house this week with my Health Chair. On Thursday, February 5, 2015, Larry Gilroy wrote: Met with Scott yesterday and brought him up to date on many moving parts. Know he is in touch with each of you 1x1. Asked him to think howhe could help us with the regional approach. He is also hearing from other upstate hospitals who wondered howhe got 300 of the 400 million and is working Albany to protect. Special focus on Assembly finance comm.

688 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2015 7:35 AM To: Steve DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; Tony Picente Subject: MVHS Met with Scott yesterday and brought him up to date on many moving parts. Know he is in touch with each of you 1x1. Asked him to think howhe could help us with the regional approach. He is also hearing from other upstate hospitals who wondered howhe got 300 of the 400 million and is working Albany to protect. Special focus on Assembly finance comm.

689 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:36 AM To: Anthony Brindisi; Picente, Anthony Cc: Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Hosptial Project Who came up with $5 M to $6 M as a cost and what is that for? Is someone doing the calculations on what the power rate will be as I doubt this will be all low cost power. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:25 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Larry Gilroy; Steven DiMeo Subject: Re: Hosptial Project The project at the Pumpkin Patch is a good one but in usual fashion Herkimer is a screwing it up. All is not lost. I spoke to the guy leading the site selection yesterday and they want to go to Frankfort. Energy is the issue and they need significant infrastructure upgrades. The second floor is engaged but it will be a hefty price tag in the range of 5-6 million. It could be something for the 500 million but the company is not going to want to roll the dice on an uncertainty. I am also hearing rumblings about the URF from other Assemblymembers who dont like winner take all approach. On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, Picente, Anthony wrote: Talked to Tobe briefly about Hospital and overall plan. He agreed to come up and meet with us (just us) to talk more about the our ideas and what is our vision of this. He gave a presentation to the NYSAC board that was interesting and really focused on "what will move what has been a slower progress into a faster one" . He also expressed that a plan does not need to anticipate spending all $500 million. On a separate note a great deal of push back by smaller counties and a few larger ones abut changing this entire process. Not every region is embracing this. They wanted us to pass a resolution to the Governor and Leg to change the process and we pushed back, seeing that it was divided pretty evenly. Bono was one who led the charge along with Southern Tier that is still not happy and Rochester and Cap district. Bono told me verbatim "we want a suitcase full of money and that's it'" I told him they needed a solid project he stated they will??? I reiterated that it really needed to be something that was already in the works, he said they had one but wouldn't tell me what. he wants money for roads and bridges.....as does everyone. Saw RoAnn and she said he has a project at the "Pumpkin Patch"!!! Very discouraging. There is a fear that this does unravel unless the Governor can hold tight. More to talk about when I get back later today. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Feb 3, 2015, at 9:30 PM, "Larry Gilroy" wrote:

609 Pronteau, Robert E Would you like me to reach out to Scott to ensure that he understands direction and if he needs any board help? Tony—any feedback on the hosptial from Tobe during your discussion yesterday? Thanks From: Steve DiMeo Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Hosptial Project I think downtown is doable but it will require extra funding that is likely only to come from URF. We need to make sure that Tobe sees this as transformational. He is the only person I have talked to date who pissed on this as a project. Everyone else who I have talked to sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring prosperity and vitality to downtown Utica. My whole thought process in bringing Elan on board is to make sure that we guide siting decision in favor of downtown. I think we can identify site. We will need to work acquisition, clearance and infrastructure improvements including parking structures. Hospital consultants say we need 3,000 parking spaces to make downtown work. I think that is on high side but we will review and incorporate enough parking into overall progam. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy.

691 Pronteau, Robert E I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board. Steve

692 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 9:34 AM To: Picente, Anthony Subject: RE: Hosptial Project My schedule is going to get jammed up. I am in Austria week of February 23 meeting with Project Alpine. I am then gone 1st two weeks in March on vacation. Tobe did say that they were more interested in strategies and not how your were going to spend all $500M. I see the pushback as well and think that the Governor will have to compromise. Not sure what that will look like but I tend to think that he will need to have a pot of money to fund projects in regions that do not win. Herkimer County is useless. They have no plan no strategy and do not know how to put projects together. I have to meet tomorrow on the money the council has that can be allocated to support regional priority projects not funded. Herkimer County is pushing the Schuyler sewer which is complete BS. Ken is looking to fund that at 20% of the ask, which is higher than we had in the recommendation ($500K). It is by their own admission a $3.225 M project. Ken wants to provide 20% of that. At best they have about 28 acres of property (that is not taking into account wetlands). That works out to $115K/Acre to extend sewer to this site, which would also happen to benefit Bono’s trailer park. Tompkins and Chris Mercurio are interested in spreading the peanut butter to keep the other counties happy. Brindisi did contact me on Pumpkin Patch. That is a hydroponics lead. Client needs 15 MW of power to start and increase to 30MW. Pumpkin Patch does not have that. There is a large cost in dollars to get that level of power and he real issue is the cost of power. Frankfort as a MUNI only has so much in cheap power. I doubt they can supply all the power at a muni rate. They would need to buy market power and the cost on a kWh basis will increase. The Einsteins at the HCIDA are clueless. So once again if this prospect does not happen it will be someone elses fault. From: Picente, Anthony [mailto:apicente@ocgov.net] Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:05 AM To: Larry Gilroy Cc: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi Subject: Re: Hosptial Project Talked to Tobe briefly about Hospital and overall plan. He agreed to come up and meet with us (just us) to talk more about the our ideas and what is our vision of this. He gave a presentation to the NYSAC board that was interesting and really focused on "what will move what has been a slower progress into a faster one" . He also expressed that a plan does not need to anticipate spending all $500 million. On a separate note a great deal of push back by smaller counties and a few larger ones abut changing this entire process. Not every region is embracing this. They wanted us to pass a resolution to the Governor and Leg to change the process and we pushed back, seeing that it was divided pretty evenly. Bono was one who led the charge along with Southern Tier that is still not happy and Rochester and Cap district. Bono told me verbatim "we want a suitcase full of money and that's it'" I told him they needed a solid project he stated they will??? I reiterated that it really needed to be something that was already in the works, he said they had one but wouldn't tell me what. he wants money for roads and bridges.....as does everyone. Saw RoAnn and she said he has a project at the "Pumpkin Patch"!!! Very discouraging. There is a fear that this does unravel unless the Governor can hold tight. More to talk about when I get back later today.

693 Pronteau, Robert E Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Feb 3, 2015, at 9:30 PM, "Larry Gilroy" wrote: Would you like me to reach out to Scott to ensure that he understands direction and if he needs any board help? Tony—any feedback on the hosptial from Tobe during your discussion yesterday? Thanks From: Steve DiMeo Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Hosptial Project I think downtown is doable but it will require extra funding that is likely only to come from URF. We need to make sure that Tobe sees this as transformational. He is the only person I have talked to date who pissed on this as a project. Everyone else who I have talked to sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring prosperity and vitality to downtown Utica. My whole thought process in bringing Elan on board is to make sure that we guide siting decision in favor of downtown. I think we can identify site. We will need to work acquisition, clearance and infrastructure improvements including parking structures. Hospital consultants say we need 3,000 parking spaces to make downtown work. I think that is on high side but we will review and incorporate enough parking into overall progam. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy.

694 Pronteau, Robert E I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board. Steve

695 Pronteau, Robert E From: apicente@ocgov.net Sent: Wednesday, February 04, 2015 8:05 AM To: LTG@gkgrisk.com Cc: sjdimeo@mvedge.org; abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com Subject: Re: Hosptial Project Talked to Tobe briefly about Hospital and overall plan. He agreed to come up and meet with us (just us) to talk more about the our ideas and what is our vision of this. He gave a presentation to the NYSAC board that was interesting and really focused on "what will move what has been a slower progress into a faster one" . He also expressed that a plan does not need to anticipate spending all $500 million. On a separate note a great deal of push back by smaller counties and a few larger ones abut changing this entire process. Not every region is embracing this. They wanted us to pass a resolution to the Governor and Leg to change the process and we pushed back, seeing that it was divided pretty evenly. Bono was one who led the charge along with Southern Tier that is still not happy and Rochester and Cap district. Bono told me verbatim "we want a suitcase full of money and that's it'" I told him they needed a solid project he stated they will??? I reiterated that it really needed to be something that was already in the works, he said they had one but wouldn't tell me what. he wants money for roads and bridges.....as does everyone. Saw RoAnn and she said he has a project at the "Pumpkin Patch"!!! Very discouraging. There is a fear that this does unravel unless the Governor can hold tight. More to talk about when I get back later today. Tony Anthony J. Picente Jr. Oneida County Executive Sent from my iPad On Feb 3, 2015, at 9:30 PM, "Larry Gilroy" wrote: Would you like me to reach out to Scott to ensure that he understands direction and if he needs any board help? Tony—any feedback on the hosptial from Tobe during your discussion yesterday? Thanks From: Steve DiMeo Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Hosptial Project I think downtown is doable but it will require extra funding that is likely only to come from URF. We need to make sure that Tobe sees this as transformational. He is the only person I have talked to date who pissed on this as a project. Everyone else who I have talked to sees this as a once in a lifetime

696 Pronteau, Robert E opportunity to bring prosperity and vitality to downtown Utica. My whole thought process in bringing Elan on board is to make sure that we guide siting decision in favor of downtown. I think we can identify site. We will need to work acquisition, clearance and infrastructure improvements including parking structures. Hospital consultants say we need 3,000 parking spaces to make downtown work. I think that is on high side but we will review and incorporate enough parking into overall progam. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy. I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board.

697 Pronteau, Robert E

698 Pronteau, Robert E From: Larry Gilroy Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:31 PM To: Steven DiMeo; Anthony Brindisi; Picente, Anthony Subject: Re: Hosptial Project Would you like me to reach out to Scott to ensure that he understands direction and if he needs any board help? Tony—any feedback on the hosptial from Tobe during your discussion yesterday? Thanks From: Steve DiMeo Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Tony Picente , Larry Gilroy Subject: RE: Hosptial Project I think downtown is doable but it will require extra funding that is likely only to come from URF. We need to make sure that Tobe sees this as transformational. He is the only person I have talked to date who pissed on this as a project. Everyone else who I have talked to sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring prosperity and vitality to downtown Utica. My whole thought process in bringing Elan on board is to make sure that we guide siting decision in favor of downtown. I think we can identify site. We will need to work acquisition, clearance and infrastructure improvements including parking structures. Hospital consultants say we need 3,000 parking spaces to make downtown work. I think that is on high side but we will review and incorporate enough parking into overall progam. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy. I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board.

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700 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:14 PM To: Anthony Brindisi Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: RE: Hosptial Project I think downtown is doable but it will require extra funding that is likely only to come from URF. We need to make sure that Tobe sees this as transformational. He is the only person I have talked to date who pissed on this as a project. Everyone else who I have talked to sees this as a once in a lifetime opportunity to bring prosperity and vitality to downtown Utica. My whole thought process in bringing Elan on board is to make sure that we guide siting decision in favor of downtown. I think we can identify site. We will need to work acquisition, clearance and infrastructure improvements including parking structures. Hospital consultants say we need 3,000 parking spaces to make downtown work. I think that is on high side but we will review and incorporate enough parking into overall progam. From: Anthony Brindisi [mailto:abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com] Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy. I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board.

701 Pronteau, Robert E

702 Pronteau, Robert E From: Anthony Brindisi Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:09 PM To: Steven DiMeo Cc: Picente, Anthony; Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Re: Hosptial Project We debated Health budget today in the Assembly Democratic Conference. We discussed the hospital and I advocated for it. Except for one member, there was not much resistance so I'm guessing the Assembly supports it. I hope Senate does the same. I spoke to Scott last week and relayed my preference for a downtown site. I know he has a Board to deal with but I hope he impresses upon them that a downtown site is preferable. I know there are many obstacles to a downtown site but this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I feel the long term benefits justify the heavy lift it's going to take to get this done. On Tuesday, February 3, 2015, Steven DiMeo wrote: I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy. I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board. Steve

703 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2015 9:01 PM To: Picente, Anthony; Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com); Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com) Subject: Hosptial Project I asked Lisa Nagle of Elan to provide me with a proposal to help with site study and capacity analysis for siting new hospital. Scott needs this for his board and help build consensus on a site option. Elan has engaged OBG to assist. I think they can get this done fairly quickly as we need to know if we can make case for a downtown site and in the process include it as part of the URF stragegy. I sent a copy of this to Scott to review as I want to make sure he is on board. Steve

704 Pronteau, Robert E From: Steven DiMeo Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 7:22 AM To: Picente, Anthony Cc: Larry Gilroy (LTG@gkginsurance.com); Anthony Brindisi (abrindisi@bmbplawyers.com) Subject: Hospital - Tobe Importance: High Tony If you are going to meet with Tobe I think you need to talk to him about the downtown hospital project. I was pretty disappointed in his reaction to this as a URF initiative. He indicated that he is looking for net new jobs and creating new wealth. HE was not that enamored with the fact that such a project would revitalize a large part of downtown, bring over 4,000 jobs downtown, create demand for other commercial development (apartments, retail,etc…..). he was also not impressed with the fact that a project like this would attract new physicians since Utica-Rome area is among the most difficult area in NYS for physician recruitment. None of that impressed him. I did not mention the possibility of incorporating a medical research site as part of the project (MMRL or a medical school) that might be connected with SUNY Poly. That might casuse him to reconsider but to be honest at this point MMRL is not about new job creation. It is about job preservation and it remains to be seen if a medical school could be attracted. Perhaps he did not understand that I was not looking to use URF funds to finance the hospital but to create a downtown site that is part of smart growth and not suburban sprawl (something they claim they want to see) I gave this some thought last night and I am really disturbed by the Buffalo view of the world on what we have to do to compete when in fact they did not have to compete and when you look behnd the curtain some of the claims that they make about leverage 5:1, net new wealth and net new jobs being part of the Buffalo Billion is a lot of bunk. For example, the Buffalo Billion was used to make improvements to Rich Stadium. Total investment $130 M of which NYS kicked in $54 M. Buffalo Bills only kicked in $35M. Erie County paid balance of $130M.. Where is the 5:1 leverage ratio? How is this investment creating new new jobs and net new wealth? The investment made repairs to the stadium to prevent the Bills from walkning for Buffalo. I am not arguing against the reason why NYS kicked in 42% of the total cost of the project, but I am stating a fact that this investment did not meet the criteria that Tobe argues has to be in the URF plans. There was no net new jobs from this project and I tend to doubt that a T-shirt shop that exists because of the Buffalo Bills being in Buffalo is hardly the type of net new wealth that needs to be part of the plan. I think a new hospital initia