Local Flood Analysis Final Report

Hello everyone,

We have finalized the Local Flood Analysis report, which is available for download here:

https://mminc.sharefile.com/d-s60a7c0740764b709

It has been great to work in the town of Halcott, and to have such a dedicated group to work with.  I may have to put the Halcott Fair on my schedule for next year!  Please don’t hesitate to call on us for future projects.

Mark Carabetta, PWS, CFM

Senior Project Manager, Environmental Science
Milone & Macbroom
231 Main Street, Suite 102, New Paltz, NY 12561
845.633.8153 x1 | mminc.com

Planning Board minutes, July 7, 2019

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD

Meeting of July 10, 2019

Present: Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds
Absent: Adina Johnson
Public: Richard & Diane Mauch

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

Application and site sketches were presented by R. Mauch for the replacement of a single wide trailer with a double wide on Silas Lake Road. Site visit was made on 7/8/2019. 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. Motion to approve application was made by T. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed.

Application and surveys were presented by N. Reynolds for a boundary line change to the property of Joshua Pultz on County Route 3. An adjoining 10.8 acre lot will be combined with the existing 27.3 acre parcel. Motion to approve application was made by A. Kelder, seconded by M. Vogler, approved by T. Johnson, A. Kelder and M. Vogler. N. Reynolds abstained. Survey was signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 1/2/2019 meeting was made by T. Johnson, seconded by M.Vogler, unanimously approved.

Correspondence: None

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:30 PM by M. Vogler, seconded by A. Kelder, unanimously approved.

Submitted: N. Reynolds, Sec.
7/17/2019

Minutes, Town Board Meeting October 21, 2019, 7:15 pm

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
October 21, 2019, 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:Paul Margolis, Sybil Margolis.

Call to Order at 7:15 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Opened Public Hearing on the Preliminary Budget at 7:16 pm. The Preliminary Budget stayed below the 2% tax cap with a levy increase of 1.99% which includes a 3% pay increase for all who work for the Town, including the following yearly wages: Town Supervisor: $3,695.00, Town Board members: $1,848.00, Town Clerk: $4,635.00, Highway Superintendent: $48,222.00. Paul Margolis asked if health insurance costs were factored into the presented budget and the answer was yes, the insurance cost increase was modest with a 6% increase and reflected in the budget. With no other public input the Public Hearing was closed at 7:28 pm.

Opened Regular meeting at 7:30 pm.

Approval of the minutes of the September 16, 2019 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The new tractor is working well. Superintendent Bouton would like to keep the old mower tractor for a while as it will not bring in much revenue if sold due to its age, but is very useful to the Highway Department. The Town of Middletown may take care of some brush mowing for the Town, but this would not happen until this winter or next spring at the earliest.(B) Greene County will be in Halcott to patch holes on County Route 3. Supervisor White asked Highway Superintendent Bouton if the County has a schedule for the resurfacing/topping of the county roads in Halcott because extensive ditch work needs to be done before any topping work should begin. Supervisor White recommended the Town have a comprehensive conversation with the County in regards to the scope of work needed to be done to maintain our roads, with the LFA documentation of the bridge repair/replacement work that needs to happen added into the conversation as well.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1019 – vouchers 147 – 154 = $2,943.20. Highway Abstract #H1019 – vouchers 143, 155– 162 = $29,91613. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report. The Town is in good fiscal standing heading towards the end of the year. (B) The new to Halcott John Deere tractor will need to be added to the equipment list on the Town finance report and added to the Town’s insurance coverage as well.

Clerk’s Report: 1 Building Permit: $160.00, 4 C/O Searches @ $25.00 each: $100.00, Transfer Station Bagged Garbage Money: $259.00. The Town collected and disbursed $519.00 for the month of September.
Other Business: (A) Zoning Board Appeals Chairwoman Karen Rauter has asked to step down from her position for personal reasons, with ZBA member Warren Reynolds willing to fill the vacancy.Motion to appoint Warren Reynolds as Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. ABSTAIN: Councilman Alan Reynolds. (B) LFA Final Public Hearing: MMI presented the preliminary final report to the public at the meeting, outlining the need make the bridge on County Route 3 (coming into Halcott) and the relocation of the Highway Garage a priority. MMI did make contact with someone at the County level when working on this study. It was brought to the attention of the Board that the area known as the Elk Creek toe-cut was not addressed by MMI in the LFA study. MMI will be notified of the oversite and asked to add this area to the study and included in the report. The last step in the LFA process is for the final report to be drafted and posted, a comment period to take place, any revisions made and then the Board will be able to have a vote on the adoption of the LFA study. Once the LFA has been adopted, the Town can then begin to solicit grant money. Peg Ellsworth of the M-ARK project will be asked to come to Halcott and give a presentation on grant proposal options. (C) Supervisor Alan White asked the Board for a motion to adopt the preliminary budget. Motion to Adopt the 2020 Preliminary Budget by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting November 18, 2019, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:59 p.m. by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Halcott LFA Draft Report

The meeting notes from Saturday’s LFA meeting can be dowloaded here.

The draft LFA report is now available and can be downloaded at the following link: https://mminc.sharefile.com/d-s9b71c7cf91347578

It is our understanding that the draft report will be made available to the public on the town website. We request that comments be provided no later than November 11.  At that time we will address comments and issue a final version of the report.

Thank you,

Mark

Mark Carabetta, PWS, CFM

Senior Project Manager, Environmental Science

Minutes, Town Board meeting September 16, 2019

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange

September 16, 2019, 6:00 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council members Alan Reynolds, Innes Kasanof, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Halcott Code Enforcement Officer John Mathiesen, Mark Carabetta Miles & Macbroom Inc., Matt Trueheart Miles & Macbroom Inc., Gale Neal DCSWCD, Phil Eskeli NYCDEP. Public: Al Doubrava. Present: 7:00pm Councilwoman Yukari Day

Meeting Opened with the Pledge of Allegiance at 6:00 pm.

LFA Presentation: After discussion with FAC and Board members, MMI’s recommendation is to relocate the Town Highway Garage, either to higher ground on the existing property, or to a new property that is not within or accessed through flood-prone areas. These choices were discussed at length with relocating to a new parcel as the preferred solution. The final public meeting will be held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at which time MMI will issue the final LFA report; which when adopted, allows the Town to be eligible to look for funding sources going forward.

Approval of the minutes of the August 19, 2019 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Approval of the minutes of the August 28, 2019 special meeting to open bids: Motion to approve by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye. Supervisor Alan White: abstain.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) Greene County Solid Waste will be bringing a closed container box with openings cut in for the Town to be used for all recyclable material. (B) A muffler guard was delivered to the highway garage and mistakenly dropped off behind the recycle bin where it was accidentally taken. The highway department will look at the security camera tapes to see if they can find out where it went. (C) The mower is off the John Deere tractor because a step was ordered and the old mower has a broken shaft so fall mowing will need to be done later in the season.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0919 – vouchers 133 – 140 = $1,465.18. Highway Abstract #H0919 – vouchers 141, 142, 144 – 146 = $4,470,92. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 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. (B) The 2020 Tentative Budget was presented to the Board for discussion and review. Included in the budget is a conservative 3% pay raise and money to pay for a deputy clerk and a deputy to the finance chair. These positions would each be paid $1,000.00 for the year. There was also discussion in regards to starting a Building Reserve Fund.

Clerk’s Report: Billy Haynes/Dumpster fee (Aug/Sept): $300.00. The Town collected and disbursed $300.00 for the month of August.

Other Business: (A) Public access the Turk Hollow lean-to and State Land has been restored with the installation of a new culvert. This information will be included in the next Times of Halcott. The Board thanked Highway Superintendent Bouton for getting this long standing problem taken care of. (B) Motion to appoint Jamie Vogler as Deputy Town Clerk by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Next Meeting: LFA Final Public Meeting Saturday, October 19, 2019, 10:00 am, Halcott Grange Hall Public Hearing on the Proposed 2020 Budget October 21, 2019, 7:15 pm,

Regular Board Meeting to follow.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:45 pm by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Town Boatd meeting 7:15 Monday, October 21, 2019

Town of Halcott

Agenda

7:15 Monday, October 21, 2019

Town Grange, all are welcome

1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance

2. Budget Hearing

3. Regular Meeting

a. Approval of minutes: September 16, 2019

b. Highway Superintendent Report

c. Voucher Vote

d. Finance Report

e. Budget Vote

f. Clerk’s Report

g. Other Business: Zoning Chair

                             LFA Report

h. Public Comment

i. Next Meeting November 18, 2018

j. Adjourn