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

Halcott propane buyers group 2020 update

Our town’s cooperation regarding propane purchases is working beautifully. Marc Neves, a Halcott propane user, told us a competitor to Suburban quoted propane for him at $1.635.  Pressed to compete, Suburban then revised its proposed price from continuing the existing $1.799 to match the competing price instead.

$1.635 per gallon is now the rate that Suburban should be extending to all Halcott Suburban customers. Pre-buy contracts offering higher prices should be considered carefully in relation to our newly cut price.  You don’t have to sign pre-buy deals.  You can just inform Suburban you are going with the buying group’s $1.635 price per gallon.

Suburban has extended their “Circle of Friends” offer to reward existing customers with 35 free gallons when they refer new residential propane customers.

If you have issues. or questions or new recruits, please contact me via email.

Alan Adelson
alanadelson@gmail.com