MOHAWK — The Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency stands ready to help local communities and businesses, IDA Executive Director John Piseck told members of the Mohawk village board during a meeting last week.

"We’re pushing development along Route 28 and Route 5S," he said.

He also pointed out that the 2020 Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony could bring extra traffic through the area; 2020 is the year former New York Yankees Captain Derek Jeter will be eligible for induction.

Piseck discussed some the projects under way, including the Tractor Supply Company construction at the Route 5S South Business Park. He said the work is a bit behind schedule, but should be completed by the end of August or early September and the company is already looking at a possible expansion.

With some 400 tractor trailers a day traveling in and out of the park once the warehouse distribution center is up and running, there will be a need for additional fueling stations nearby, he said.

The IDA is also working with JBF Stainless, which is looking to build in the business park. That leaves two parcels in the business park, he said, adding there is additional land available in the Route 5S North Business Park.

Piseck said the IDA has a micro loan and grant program available to assist local businesses.

The agency is also available to work with the village planning board and help market properties for development.

"We’re seeing a lot of companies knocking on our doors," he said.

He offered assistance with the Consolidated Funding Application process to seek grants. Piseck said the IDA worked with RDR in Mohawk to obtain funding for new equipment.

In other business

• Village Attorney Karl Manne reported that Local Law No. 2 regarding repeat false fire alarms has been filed with the Department of State and is now in effect.

• The board voted to introduce a proposed local law to make South Richfield Street a one-way street northbound. The board will set a public hearing on the proposed change.

• Chris Lawton, of Barton & Loguidice, was on hand to review parts 2 and 3 of the State Environmental Quality Review Act forms for the sewer project. The board approved the completed forms for submission.