MInutes, Town Board meeting, 20 July 2020

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
July 20, 2020 7:15 pm
Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council Members Yukari Day, Alan Reynolds, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Planning Board Chairwoman Nancy Reynolds.
Absent: Councilwoman Innes Kasanof.

Call to Order at 7:20 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the June 15, 2020 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Planning Board Report: Planning Board Chair Nancy Reynolds presented the 2019 annual report. 2019 was a slow year for the Planning Board with just 1-modular home replacement, 1-boundary line adjustment and 1-new home application which was turned over to the Zoning Board. There has been a substantial increase in people interested in buying property locally. Looking to the future, the Planning Board will set the tone for development and growth in Halcott. The Planning Board would like to add an additional alternate to the board and is looking to have a list of 2 or 3 names to give the Town Board for discussion and review before someone is chosen for appointment.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department will stone and oil town roads this week and continue working to improve Townsend Hollow Rd.(B) The Greene County Highway Department has been working on County Route 3 with culvert replacements, shoulder work and brush cutting being done. Brush work will begin on County Route 1 as well. A lack of manpower has slowed the amount of progress being made. (C) The Mack truck had a valve adjustment done and the roller will be gone over to identify what seems to be an electrical problem. (D) The Greene County highway department’s excavator was struck by a hit and run driver which did cause damage. The Sheriff’s Department of Greene County is investigating.

Voucher vote: (A) General Abstract #G0720 – vouchers #99 – 106 = $1,710.52. Highway Abstract #H0720 – vouchers #107 – 118 = $10,611.16. 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: Grange Rental: 1 @ $100.00, Building Permits: 1@ $200.00, BP Renewal:1 @ $200.00, Demo Permit: 1 @ $100.00, Garbage Money (Transfer Station): $364.00 (May). Dog License: 1 (unneutered) @ $10.00. The Town collected and disbursed $974.00 for the month of June.

Other Business: (A) Supervisor White informed the Board that the Halcott Transfer Station is being used by non-residents which is a twofold problem. First, the transfer station is subsidized by town tax dollars and second, Greene County would not be appreciative of Halcott accepting out of county garbage. Motion to set policy limiting the use of the Town Transfer Station to Town of Halcott residents only by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. The Town will look to have signage made stating the Transfer Station is for use by Halcott residents only and Solid Waste Coordinator Kip
Johnson will begin turning away non-residents. (B) The fee for commercial haulers who use the transfer station for the disposal of the garbage of Halcott residents will increase to $200.00 a month.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting: August 17, 2020, 7:15 pm.
Motion to Adjourn at 7:47 pm by Councilwoman Yukari Day: 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

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.

Planning Board, NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS, 5 August 2020, 6:00pm

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS
The Town of Halcott Planning Board will conduct 2 public hearings on Wednesday August 5, 2020 beginning at 6:00PM at the Town Grange, 264 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY.

The purpose of the first hearing is to hear comments on the Site Plan Review application of Samantha Bouton, 110 Bouton Road, Halcott Center, NY, for the construction of a single family home. Tax Map ID #142-2-40.21. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be heard at this time.

At the close of the first public hearing there will be another hearing to hear comments on the Site Plan Review application of Peter Platis, 1613 County Route 3, Halcott Center, NY, for the replacement of an existing house with a new single family home. Tax Map ID #142-1-16. All persons wishing to speak on this matter shall be heard at this time.

A regular Planning Board meeting will follow the public hearings.
Ted Johnson, Chairman

Agenda, Town Board meeting 20 July, 2020, 7:15

Town of Halcott
Agenda
7:15 Monday, July 20 , 2020
Town Grange, all are welcome
Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: June 15, 2020
Planning Board Report
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Vote
Finance Report:
Clerk’s Report
Other Business: Garbage Policy?
Public Comment
Next Meeting: August 17, regular meeting
Adjourn

Planning Board minutes, January 9, 2020

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD

Meeting of January 8, 2020

Present: Chairman Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Adina Johnson, Sec. Nancy Reynolds
Absent: Mark Vogler
Chairman T. Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:00PM.

Reorganization:
Motion to reappoint Ted Johnson as Chairman was made by N. Reynolds, seconded by
A. Johnson, unanimously approved. Motion to reappoint Adina Johnson as Vice Chairman
was made by A Kelder, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. Motion to
reappoint Nancy Reynolds as Secretary was made by A. Kelder, and seconded by T. Johnson,
unanimously approved.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 10/2/2019 meeting was made by A. Kelder, seconded by
T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence: None

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:20PM by T. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________
N. Reynolds, Sec.
1/9/20