Town Board Meeting Minutes, November 18, 2019

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
November 18, 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.

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

Approval of the minutes of the September 16, 2019 meeting: With the following spelling correction: Paul and Sybil Margaritis. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department has been working towards the purchase of a water tank and are weighing various options, they would like to have one in place by brooming season this coming spring. (B) A mechanic was here installing a new injector pump system in the Town’s Chevy pick-up truck. (C) The Town will reach out to Greene County and explain our concern about maintenance and repairs on the County roads in Halcott and ask that a representative come look at road conditions and come up with a dedicated schedule for road and bridge work going forward.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1119 – vouchers 163 – 177 = $16,836.12. Highway Abstract #H1119 – vouchers 178 – 186 = $40,673.27. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2ndby 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. (B)The Town received more CHIPS reimbursement money than was originally budgeted. (C ) Vouchers were presented for payment on the internal loans for Town equipment purchased which will go back into the Highway Reserve Fund.

Clerk’s Report: 1 C/O Search: $25.00, Billy Haynes: $150.00. The Town collected and disbursed $175.00 for the month of October.

Other Business: (A) The Board had a conversation about the logistics of part-time local government positions and response time to public inquiries, and will work to come up with a uniform time line for answering them and address the issue at the Organizational Meeting.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting December 16, 2019, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:42 p.m. by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.