Town Board Minutes, November 15, 2021

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
November 15, 2021, 6:00 pm

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

Call to order at 6:07 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Motion to approve the 2022 Town of Halcott Budget: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Approval of the minutes of the October 18, 2021 meeting: Motion to approve Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) Greene County brought over a truck for Halcott to use on the county roads in town. The truck looks to be in good condition. Greene County will be bringing over sand and salt as well. (B) Ditch work is finished and the Highway Department will begin cutting and chipping brush.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1121 – vouchers – 159 – 166, 177 = $2,734.31. Highway Abstract #H1121 – vouchers 167 – 176 = $22,955.30. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report. The Town continues to wait for CHIPS reimbursement. (B) The Town has been looking for a deputy bookkeeper to be trained by Finance Chair Kasanof with hopes of that person taking over as Finance Chair when Innes retires. Finance Chair Kasanof suggested to the board that she would like see the finance chair salary increase to $10,000 for 2023 and then $15,000 in 2024 to be more in line with what should be paid given all the work and responsibility involved with the position.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permit: (4) 1@ 50.00, 1@ 100.00, 1@ 200.00, 1@ 25.00, BP Renewal: 440.00, Certificate of Occupancy Searches: (4) 100.00, Transfer Station: (Sept) 192.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,107.00 for the month of October.

Other Business: (A) The Town will have a vacant board seat in January 2022. A committee consisting of current board members Yukari Day and Alan Reynolds will begin the search for a qualified individual to fill the position. (B) Cameras have been positioned at the Transfer Station for the purpose of a better view of both the recycle area and dumpster to keep track of who is using the facility and what items are being left, both garbage and recycled materials.

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting December 20, 2021, 6:00 pm.
Motion to Adjourn at 7:40 by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.