Agenda Town Board meeting January 25, 2021

Town of Halcott

Town Board Agenda

Masks and Social Distancing Required

Limit of Two Members of the Public at a Time

6:00 Monday, January 25, 2021

Town Grange

  • Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
  • Invited Guests: Legislator Larry Gardner
  • Regular Meeting
  1. Approval of minutes: December 21, 2020
  2. Highway Superintendent Report
  3. Voucher Vote
  4. Finance Report: Budget revision
  5. Clerk’s Report
  6. Other Business: Fire Protection Contracts     
  7. Public Comment
  8. Next Meeting:          February 22, regular meeting
  • Adjourn

Agenda, Town Board meeting December 21, 2020

Town of Halcott
Agenda
7:15 Monday,
December 21, 2020
Town Grange, all are welcome

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Regular Meeting

a. Approval of minutes: November 16, 2020
b. Highway Superintendent Report
c. Voucher Vote
d. Finance Report:
e. Clerk’s Report
f. Public Comment
g. Other Business: Fire Protection Reserve Fund

Next Meeting:  Organization Meeting January  4
Regular Meeting: January 25
Adjourn

Town Board Minutes November 16, 2020

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
November 16, 2020 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council Members Innes Kasanof, Yukari Day, Alan Reynolds, 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 October 19, 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 Oshkosh needed to have the radiator repaired. The work was completed, the plow is back on, and the truck is ready for winter weather. (B) The Highway Department will begin work to create an alternative turn around spot on Hubbard Road before snow removal begins to make it easier for the plow truck to back up and get turned around when plowing. A small culvert will be installed to help facilitate the plans. (C) The roller has been looked over and all in all, seems fine. It was decided when spring comes, the rear tires will be filled with calcium for added weight to make the machine more balanced for better performance. (D) Due to illegal dumping that has occurred at the Town Transfer Station, the Highway Department will reposition security cameras for better coverage of the area and to ensure the recording of vehicle license plates. (E) Giving consideration to the Board discussion at the September Town Board meeting in regards to the use of vacation days, Supervisor White suggested the Organization Document be changed at the Organizational Meeting in January to include the ability to carry over 5 vacation days into the following calendar year, and to add an additional 1⁄4 day of vacation per month as well. Motion to accept the proposed changes to the Town of Halcott Organization Document by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Voucher vote: (A) General Abstract #G1120 – vouchers #160 – 169 = $2,567.33. Highway Abstract #H1120 – vouchers #170 – 174, 176 = $3,205.89. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by 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 paperwork for final CHIPS reimbursement has been submitted.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permit: 1 @ $200.00, BP Renewal: 1 @ $100.00, Certificate of Occupancy Search: $25.00, Billy Haynes Nov-Jan: $600.00, Transfer Station/bagged garbage: $410.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,335.00 for the month of October.

Other Business: (A) Councilwoman Innes Kasanof presented the Board with a request from Mountain Top Cares Coalition to install a Narcan Box in Halcott at the Grange. Narcan/Naloxone can quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped due to an opioid overdose. A local volunteer would be provided to install and then maintain the box as needed. The Board had a number of questions in regards to how something like this would work in a town like Halcott, and what would be the Towns liability, if any? Councilwoman Kasanof will gather additional information to present to Board members in response to their questions. (B) Motion to enter intoexecutive session at 7:40 pm by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (C) Motion to exit executive session at 8:50 pm by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting: December 21, 2020, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:55 pm by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Planning Board minutes October 7, 2020

Meeting of October 7, 2020

Present:  Ted Johnson, Adina Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds

Public:    James Zampino, A. Dunn, Harry Johnston, Victoria Tumminia, David Grossman,               Harry Saslow

Chairman Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:10PM.

Public hearing for a new garage proposed by J. Zampino, 245 Turkey Ridge Road, was opened at 6:15PM. D. Grossman commented that he, as an adjoining landowner, had no concerns about the proposed garage. The hearing was closed at 6:20 PM. Motion to approve the application was made by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed and signed. Site visit had been done on September 6, 2020, by A. Johnson, A. Kelder, M. Vogler and N. Reynolds.

Public hearing for a new mobile home proposed by H. Johnston, 460 Turkey Ridge Road, was opened at 6:25PM. D. Grossman and H. Saslow both commented that they, as adjoining landowners, had no concerns about the proposed new home and welcomed Mr. Johnston as a neighbor. The hearing was closed at 6:30 PM. Motion to approve the application was made by M. Vogler, seconded by A. Johnson, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed and signed. Site visit had been done on September 6, 2020, by A. Johnson, A. Kelder, M. Vogler and N. Reynolds.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 9/2/2020 meeting was made by T. Johnson, seconded by 

A. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None 

Old Business:  The list of possible planning board alternates was tabled for this month; we will discuss the issue at the next meeting.

    4 hour course requirement: all board members will complete online courses.

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:50 PM by T. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________

                   N. Reynolds, Sec.

10/16/2020