Planning Board minutes, May 9, 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD

Meeting of May 9, 2018

Present:  Ted Johnson, Adina Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Sec. Nancy Reynolds

The May 2, 2018 meeting was rescheduled to May 9 due to the fact that there was no quorum on May 2.

Chairman Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:05PM.

Application and site sketches for tent sites (one on each property) on properties of Adina Johnson, off County Route 3, and Tim Johnson, off Steinfeld Road, were reviewed. Site visit to both locations was made by T. Johnson, A. Kelder and N. Reynolds on 4/18/2018. As there were no issues or questions the Board agreed that a public hearing could be waived. Motion to waive was made by T. Johnson, seconded by A. Kelder, unanimously approved. There are two possible locations for the Tim Johnson site; final location will be determined after meeting with the tent site company. Both locations are acceptable to the planning board. Motion to approve both applications was made by T. Johnson, seconded by A. Kelder; approved by T. Johnson,

A. Kelder and N. Reynolds. A. Johnson abstained. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF forms were completed.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 3/21/2018 meeting was made by A. Kelder, seconded by

T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:25PM by M. Vogler, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________

N. Reynolds, Sec.

5/14/2018

Town Board meeting: 7:15 PM, Monday, July 16, 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
7:15 PM, Monday, July 16, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome
Pledge of Allegiance
CALL TO ORDER
1. Approval of minutes Monday June 18, 2018
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
Chips Progress
3. Halcott Fair
4.Voucher vote.
5.Finance Report.
Monthly report
6. Clerk’s Report.
7. Other business:
8. Public comment.
Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday August 20, 2018

Fabric Art Workshops at the Grange, July 27-29

Dear Friends:  This spring, on a trip to Houston to visit Paul and Sybil Margaritis, Nan Reynolds, Sybil and I were treated to a class in dying and printing on silk.  Published artist Ginny Eckley, who made the original (cotton plaid – remember them?) aprons for one of our early Halcott Fairs, gave us an impromptu lesson on the secrets of this medium and we were overwhelmed.  It was amazing how, in a few (deftly guided) strokes we created masterpieces.  The process was quick and effortless.  And the results were incredibly pleasing, both to wear and to show off.

Creating a dyed fabric over Bubble Pack Plastic!

Good news!  We have managed to persuade Ginny to come to Halcott to repeat her teaching this summer.  On July 27, 28, and 29th she will offer classes at the Grange Hall from 10AM to 4PM on the techniques of dying and printing on silk.  Classes will be stand-alone; if you can come only once, you are guaranteed to learn a process.  The cost is $50 for the day, with an additional $25 for the materials used.  She will also accommodate children, if there is any interest, introducing them to the concept of dye, learning techniques and wearing the results.

The art of dying is amazing.  Of course, it is a creative outlet for those artists among us.  But it seems so easy that less-than-artistic souls can find great delight as well.  Come and see!

Pleated and dyed silk, then silk screen printed with 2 birds

One of the special aspects of this experience is getting to know Ginny, experiencing her energy and being set on fire by her enthusiasm.  (Visit Ginny’s websites at www.fabricpaintings.com or www.EZartScreen.com)  Classes, therefore, are limited to 10, so that everyone gets attention.  You may sign up by responding to this email, stating which of the classes you’d like to attend.  Sweep aside your ordinary chores and tasks for those days, treat yourself to a time of indulgence, a time to awaken secret talents you always suspected were inside of you.  Join others who want to learn, too.  Who knows where it will lead us?

Town Board Minutes, May 21, 2018

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
May 21, 2018, 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council members Yukari Day, Alan Reynolds, Innes Kasanof, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield. Public: Chris Doyle. Lorraine Doyle.

7:15 pm, Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the meeting: With the following spelling corrections: Amedore, John Farrell, transferred, and emergency planning. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A)Highway Superintendent Bouton presented the 284 Agreement for 2018 to the Town Board. The Agreement calls for stone and oil on Elk Creek and the bottom of Johnson Hollow Rd., soft spot repair on DiNicola and Townsend Hollow Rd., and reconstruction work on Turkey Ridge Rd. and Mead Rd. The Highway Department is looking to start stone and oil work in June this year, working towards an early reimbursement. (B) Greene County will begin pothole repair on the County roads.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0518 – vouchers 071 – 075 = $1,978.59. Highway Abstract #H0518 – vouchers 076 – 084 = $5,139.67. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report. Clerk’s Report: Grange Rental: $50.00. The Town collected and disbursed $50.00 for the month of

April.

Other Business: (A)Subdivision Law: After reviewing the Subdivision Law revision process, and having met the terms set forth, Supervisor White asked for a motion to approve the revision to the Town of Halcott Subdivision Law. Motion to approve the revision to the Subdivision Law by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (B) Supervisor White, Highway Superintendent Bouton and Councilman Alan Reynolds will next revisit Local Law 1-2014: A local law to set standards for the adoption of new roads in the Town of Halcott, to see if a revision is needed. (C) Fire Building: Supervisor White, and Councilmembers Yukari Day and Alan Reynolds met with Senator George Amedore to discuss the potential for a fire building in Halcott. Senator Amedore had favorable comments and suggestions about the project. The first step moving forward is for the Town to come up with a more accurate cost estimate. There is a special source of money available for this sort of project called SAM money: Senate Assistance to Municipalities. Councilman Reynolds spoke with Emergency Services Director John Farrell who has a grant writer who might know of funding the Town could apply for, and he also contacted Assemblyman Chris Tague who will look into the possibility of co-sponsoring the project with Senator Amedore. (D) The Town received a report from NY State Ag & Markets stating everything is satisfactory with our dog control process. (F) The Town Transfer Station is having trouble with recycle material in the dumpster. Solid Waste Coordinator Kip Johnson will put up a “Garbage Only” sign and will keep the dumpster locked, opening it for supervised use.

Public Comment: Chris and Lorainne Doyle asked the Board how to start the process of removing and replacing their mobile home Supervisor White explained to the couple the best way to start the process would be by contacting our Code Enforcement Officer John Matheisen.

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting June 18, 2018, 7:15pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:50 pm by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Town Board Meeting, 18 June 2018, 7:15pm

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
7:15 PM, Monday, June 18, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

Regular meeting

CALL TO ORDER

1. Approval of minutes Monday, May 21, 2018
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
CHIPS Progress
3. Halcott Fair
4. LFA Process
5.Voucher vote.
6.Finance chair report
Monthly report
other
7. Clerk’s Report.
8. Other business:
9. Public comment.

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday July 16, 2018