Planning Board Minutes of January 3, 2018

Meeting of January 3, 2018

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

Public:   Jennifer Bouton, Marshall Bouton, Karen Rauter, Paul Tamaccio

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

Application and survey for a boundary line change between Marshall Bouton and Jennifer Bouton were reviewed.
The change, located on Turk Hollow Road, will add acreage to a corner piece of the J. Bouton property which
will allow for the piece to be subdivided off. Motion to approve the change was made by Mark Vogler,
seconded by Adina Johnson, unanimously approved.

Application for the above mentioned minor subdivision was made by J. Bouton. Survey maps and paperwork were
reviewed. Public hearing date was set for February7, 2018, at 6PM.

Discussions were started concerning a site on the property of P. Tamaccio on Silas Lake Road.
That action would require a special use permit, as required by the land use code.

Mr. Tamaccio will contact CEO Mathiesen with his questions and the planning board will discuss concerns with
Nan Stolzenburg. The subject will be re-visited at a future meeting.

Motion to accept the minutes of the December 6, 2017 meeting was made by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler,
unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None

Motion to adjourn was made at 7:10PM by N. Reynolds, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Town Board Meeting Minutes January 8, 2018

In the future town board minutes will be posted here and available until next January when they will be added to the Halcott Digital Archive page.

Organizational Meeting Minutes 2018 January 8, 2018
Grange Hall, 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Town Councilmembers Alan Reynolds, Judy DiBenedetto, Yukari Day, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Town Tax Collector Robin White, Town Justice Ken Williams. Absent: Town Councilwoman Innes Kasanof.

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

Town Justice Ken Williams administered the Oath of Office to Town Supervisor Alan White, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield and Town Tax Collector Robin White.

Planning Board: Motion to re-appoint Adina Johnson to the Planning Board by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Zoning Board of Appeals: (A) Motion to re-appoint John Dobsa to the ZBA by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (B) A vacancy on the ZBA was created when ZBA member Judy DiBenedetto was elected to the Town Board. Warren Reynolds has been an alternate for the ZBA. Motion to have Warren Reynolds fill the vacant seat on the ZBA by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. The ZBA will look for an alternate to replace the vacancy left by Warren Reynolds.

Shared Services: The Board discussed expanding shared services beyond what is currently utilized by the Highway Department, to cover vacant positions that are dificult to fill, and will form a committee to research additional shared service options for the Town.

Halcott Cemetery Maintenance: The Board would like to invite Mark Vogler to a future Board meeting to discuss concerns about the condition of some headstones at the local cemeteries, and the possibility of some kind of repair work which could be done to save them.

Senior Citizen Exemption: The Town has been using a flat income exemption while Greene County uses a sliding scale income exemption. Supervisor White opened a discussion as to whether the Town should adopt the Greene County exemption or stay as we are. The Board will contemplate the choice and revisit at the next meeting.

Highway Superintendent: The Highway Superintendent has permission to spend $2,500.00 before informing the Board. He must seek approval of the Town Supervisor for unbudgeted expenses over $2,500.00.

Motion to accept the Town of Halcott Organization Schedule for 2018 by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:57 by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Second Saturday at the Grange, September 9th

Please join your neighbors for a “Knit In” on our third Second Saturday, September 9th, 7PM at the Grange Hall. The object of our evening will be to start knitting small lap warmers for the veterans at Mountainside Nursing Home, to present to them on Veterans’ Day as a token our of appreciation. And a second object will be to have fun as we click needles together. Knitters and crocheters, please come. Come with your own projects to work on and come prepared to help make a 36″ square lap warmer, to provide cozy comfort for a vet. Those who wish to learn or those who wish to learn again, please come, too.  We will have instructors available and there will be some yarns and needles to purchase. Bring your own, too. We will have some light refreshments. It will be good to face the winter months with a project in hand.  All the best, Innes

Second Saturday series at the Grange

The second program in our series called “Second Sats,” occurring on the second Saturday of each month will happen August 12th at 7PM at the Grange.  Moe Lemire, currently the director of the Pine Hill Community Center, will describe his 2189 mile walk along the entire Appalachian Trail, taking him through 14 states and three pairs of boots.  Please join us to hear his amazing story!