Minutes, Town Board meeting 15 June, 2020

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
June 15, 2020 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 March 16, 2020 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.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Town received a letter from the state indicating Municipalities would receive a reimbursement of at least 80 % of CHIPS money spent. A 20 % reduction in reimbursements could occur due to the negative financial impact to the State caused by COVID-19. The Highway Department road work repair and maintenance is running on schedule. (B) Finance Chair Kasanof and Highway Superintendent Bouton are working to complete the 284 agreement which was delayed due to COVID-19 and hope to have it ready for signing at the next town board meeting. (C) The water tank set up is working well, having been set up on the other plow truck. (D) The Town has hired a new highway department employee who has been on the job for approximately 3 weeks now. In addition to his ability to operate equipment, his mechanical skills will make him a valuable asset to the highway department.

Voucher vote: (A) General Abstract #G0420 – vouchers #52-61 = $1,824.77. Highway Abstract #H0420 – vouchers #62-67 = $2,887.75. Motion to pay April 2020 bills by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (B) General Abstract #G0520 – vouchers #69-71 = $477.68. Highway Abstract #H0520 – vouchers #72-80 = $5,851.90. Motion to pay May 2020 bills by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (C) General Abstract #G0620 – vouchers #81-86 = $2,686.64. Highway Abstract #H0620 – vouchers #87-98 = $5,979.49. Motion to pay June 2020 bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report for the months of March, April and May. (B) Finance Chair Kasanof went over the Highway Number Categories for Expenses with Highway Superintendent Bouton and the Board to ensure equipment the Town no longer has was removed and current machinery was correctly added to the list.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permits: 2 @ $100.00, 1 @ $310.00, Certificate of Occupancy: $25.00, Garbage Money (Transfer Station): $333.00, Billy Haynes(March-July) $750.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,618.00 for the month of May.

Other Business: (A) The dumpster at the Town Transfer Station has not been consistently locked, opening up the possibility for the illegal dumping of hazardous material. A letter was sent to those who have keys to the dumpster voicing these concerns. (B) 7:49 pm: Motion to enter into executive session by Supervisor Alan White, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye.
8:16 pm, Motion to exit executive session by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor White: aye.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting: July 20, 2020, 7:15 pm.
Motion to Adjourn at 8:37 pm by Councilwoman Inness Kasanof, 2nd Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.