Present: Town Supervisor Innes Kasanof, Council Members Alan Reynolds, Eric Fronckowiak, Samantha Bouton, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Pattie Warfield. Public: Vicki and Dave Carpenter, Joanne Catsos, Warren Reynolds
Call to order at 6:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Annual Reports: Town Clerk Patricia Warfield presented the Clerk’s year-end report for 2022.
Approval of the minutes of the December 19, 2022 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Samantha Bouton, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilman Eric Fronckowiak: aye, Supervisor Innes Kasanof: abstain.
Approval of the minutes of the January 9, 2023, Organizational Meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Samantha Bouton, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilman Eric Fronckowiak: aye, Supervisor Innes Kasanof: aye.
Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department has been cutting and chipping brush and dead tress along town roads Turkey Ridge and Silas Lake. Superintendent Bouton is hopeful Greene County will bring over a bucket truck and help with the more dangerous tree removals. (B) The roller is starting to drip oil and will likely need to be replaced at some point. Councilman Alan Reynolds advised Superintendent Bouton to start looking for a replacement roller. (C) The Highway Department continues to receive an update approximately every 45 days on the status of the new truck which was ordered.
Voucher Vote: General Abstract #G0123 – vouchers 1–15 = $5,044.35. Highway Abstract #0123 – vouchers 16-23 = $6,928.41. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Eric Fronckowiak, Councilwoman Samantha Bouton: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Innes Kasanof: aye.
Budget Officer’s Report: (A) Supervisor Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report for December. (B) Supervisor Kasanof reported that all CHIPS reimbursement money has been received. (C) The 2023 fire contract with Fleischmanns has been signed, it was a $1,000.00 less than the amount budgeted.
Town Clerk’s Report: The Town collected and disbursed no money for the month of December.
Other Business: Billy Haynes turned his dumpster key over to the Town Clerk and stated he would no longer be paying the Town to use the dumpster, he would be taking the Halcott garbage he collects elsewhere.
Public Comment: (A)Pattie Kelder asked the board why fees were raised at the transfer station. Supervisor Kasanof explained that fees were not actually raised but adjusted. A 13-gallon kitchen bag is and was $2.00 but previously people were dumping contractor bags for the same fee of $2.00. Three 13-gallon bags fit into the contractor bag so fees for that size bag were set at $6.00 each to make the cost more equitable. (B) Joanne Catsos asked Highway Superintendent Bouton what percentage of white ash trees were dead to which he responded that he has found all ash trees along the roads to be dead.
Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting, Monday February 20, 2023, 6:00 pm.
Motion to Adjourn: Motion to adjourn at 6:30 pm by Councilwoman Samantha Bouton, 2nd by Councilman Eric Fronckowiak, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Innes Kasanof: aye.
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