Town Board Minutes: 20 August, 2018

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
August 20, 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.

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

Approval of the minutes of the July 16, 2018 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A)The grader has been repaired. The wet weather has slowed down road grading, but the Highway Department has finally been able to work on the Town Roads which needed grading. (B) In March, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton contacted a company in regards to a price for a new axle and hub for the sweeper broom. When quoted a price of $1,000.00, he decided to go another route, and fixed the problem another way. In July the part showed up without being ordered. The company was contacted and after explaining that no part was ordered, a return sticker was supposed to be sent, but as of now has not. Multiple phone calls have not brought a resolution to this problem yet, but Superintendent Bouton will continue to work on getting the part back to the company. (C ) The Oshkosh has been shipped out for work to be done. The cost of repairs will be around $15,000.00.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0818 – vouchers #114 – 116, 118 – 123 = $3,190.51. Highway Abstract #H0818 – vouchers #124 – 128 = $2,421.16. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report. (B)CHIPS paperwork has been submitted for September reimbursement. (C ) The Town received an invoice from the Hunter Transfer Station with no address for payment to be sent. Finance Chair Kasanof thought the payment should go to Greene County Solid Waste and Supervisor White agreed.(D) The Town has had some problems with the insurance company handling the payment of the Selective Insurance bill, and with the loss of our local insurance representative as well, Supervisor White feels it may be time for the Board to have a discussion about finding a new insurance broker.

Clerk’s Report: Billy Haynes (dumpster fee June/July): $200.00, C/O Search (3@ $25.00): $75.00, Building Permit: $300.00, Garbage Tickets (15@ $9.00)): $135.00, Dog License (3@ $5.00): $15.00. The Town collected and disbursed $725.00 for the month of July.

Other Business: (A) ZBA Chairwoman Karen Rauter would like to step down as chairwoman, and she would like the Board to consider ZBA member Warren Reynolds for the position. (B) The CWC has sent a letter to the DEC asking them to give the CWC the right to review and comment on all proposed land acquisitions made by the DEP. This letter has been signed by all the directors and was driven by the Town Representative’s (of the watershed towns) concern over land acquisitions by the DEP which come through that do not comply with their own parameters. As it stands now, the only
comments which can be made are in regard to recreational use. It was felt that the DEP would respond more to the CWC than individual Towns.

Executive Session for Personnel: Supervisor Alan White made a motion to enter into an Executive Session at 7:48 pm. Executive Session: closed at 8:10 pm.

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting Monday September 17, 2018, 7:15pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:10 pm by Supervisor Alan White, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye.

Town Board Meeting: Monday, 17 September 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING

7:15PM, Monday, September 17, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance

1. Approval of minutes of August 20, 2018 meeting

2. Highway Superintendent’s Report

a. Road and Vehicle updates

b. Other

3. Voucher vote.

4. Finance Report.
Monthly reports.
Draft 2018 Budget

5. Clerk’s Report.

6. Other business:

7. Public comment.

8. Next meeting:  October 15, 2018.

9. Adjourn

Minutes: Town Board meeting 16 July, 2018

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
July 16, 2018, 7:15 pm

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

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

Approval of the minutes of the June 18, 2018 meeting: With the following spelling correction: carcinogen. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) Highway Superintendent Bouton has the CHIPS paperwork together and ready to give to finance chair Innes Kasanof to begin the reimbursement process. A payment was made to Peckham Materials before it was vouchered because a cancelled check is needed as proof of payment before it can be submitted to the State for reimbursement. (B) Repairs to the Oshkosh will run around $15,000.00, which will include a new body and paint job. Superintendent Bouton expects the work to be completed in September, ahead of snow season. (C )Superintendent Bouton informed the Board that the Town Highway employee is contemplating his retirement options, and would like to have the Board enter the discussion. (D) The Highway Department is having trouble with the grader, Superintendent Bouton feels that it could be a relay or electrical problem.

Halcott Fair: All seems to be on track for this year’s Fair.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0718 – vouchers #103 – 109 = $1,772.37. Highway Abstract #H0718 – vouchers #110 – 113 = $34,524.27. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Supervisor Alan White presented the monthly finance report.
Clerk’s Report: Billy Haynes (dumpster fee) (May): $100.00, 1 Certified Transcript: $10.00, 1 Dog

License: $5.00. The Town collected and disbursed $115.00 for the month of June.Next Meeting: Regular Meeting Monday August 20, 2018, 7:15pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:33 pm by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Agenda, Town Board Meeting, 7:15 PM, Monday, August 20, 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
7:15 PM, Monday, August 20, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

CALL TO ORDER

1. Approval of minutes Monday July 16, 2018
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
Status of CHIPS funding

5.Voucher vote.
6. Finance Report.
7. Clerk’s Report.
8. Other business:
9. Public comment.
10. Executive Session for Personnel

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday September 17, 2018

Planning Board Minutes, Meeting of July 5, 2108

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD
Meeting of July 5, 2018
Present:  Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Sec. Nancy Reynolds
Absent:   Adina Johnson
Public:    John Gulotta, Eric Fronckowiak, Dennis Spafford, Sean Spafford, Robert Congionti

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

Application and site sketches were presented by J. Gulotta for a new garage on Silas Lake Road. Site visit was made by T. Johnson and N. Reynolds on 7/2/2018. 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 N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. Motion to approve application was made by T. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed. 

Application and site sketches were presented by D. Spafford for a new storage shed on County Route 1. Site visit was made by T. Johnson and N. Reynolds on 7/2/2018. As there were no issues or questions the Board agreed that a public hearing could be waived motion to waive was made by N. Reynolds, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Motion to approve application was made by A. Kelder, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed.

Application and site sketches were presented by R. Congionti for a new garage on Silas Lake Road. The property line offset is less than the required 50’ due to water issues on the property; the application was denied by the Planning Board and Mr. Congionti was referred to the ZBA. 

Motion to accept the minutes of the 5/9/2018 meeting was made by A. Kelder, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None 

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:50 PM by M. Vogler, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________
N. Reynolds, Sec.
7/10/2018