2021 Organizational Meeting minutes

Organizational Meeting Minutes January 4, 2021, 6 p.m. Halcott Grange Hall

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council Members Yukari Day, Alan Reynolds, Innes Kasanof, Deputy Bookkeeper Sheri Reynolds, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield.

Call to order at 6:00 p.m.
Deputy Superintendent of Highways: 
Paul Krickhahn

Planning Board: Motion to reappoint Mark Vogler to the Town of Halcott Planning Board by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. Term: 5 years.

Zoning Board of Appeals: Motion to reappoint Karen Rauter to the Town of Halcott Zoning Board of Appeals by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: ayeTerm: 5 years.

Board of Assessment Review: Motion to reappoint Susan Herzog to the Town of Halcott Board of Assessment Review by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.Term: 3 years.

Due to the overlapping of term endings: Motion to adjust the term endings of Zoning Board of appeals member Christl Johnson from 12/21 to 12/22 and Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman Warren Reynolds from 12/21 to 12/24 by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Fire Protection: Undesignated.

Terms of Employment: The Terms of Employment were amended in November to reflect an added 1⁄4 day per month of vacation time and the ability to carry over 5 vacation days into the following calendar year.

Ambulance Contract: The Town contracts with Margaretville Hospital for ambulance coverage, the cost of which is covered by Greene County. The cost of ambulance coverage has not gone up for a number of years but going forward a gradual set of increases will occur in the next few years to catch up with actual costs.

Town Newspaper: The Mountain Eagle.

Town Board Meeting: Start time 6:00 p.m.

Transfer Station: There was a problem at the Town Transfer Station with the Recycle bin not being picked up by Greene County in a timely manner, creating an overflow of recycle materials to be left

scattered on the ground around the outside of the recycle bin. A phone call was placed to the individuals at the county level in charge of solid waste and the problem should be taken care of by the end of the week.

Motion to Adjourn at 6;53 p.m. by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.