April update from the Supervisor

Greetings Halcott residents. I hope you are all well and staying safe. We have cancelled the April Town Board Meeting to avoid a public meeting during the Corona shelter in place period.A couple of updates:

Greg Finch has retired from his position in our Highway Department after many years of service. Please congratulate him next time you see him. We are currently accepting applications to fill his position. Those interested should contact Russell Bouton, our Highway Superintendent.

Our Sunday morning garbage collection is seeing a dramatic increase in use. With more people participating, we ask that you keep Kip safe by maintaining social distance.

The town remains in good fiscal shape despite our current economic challenges at a broader scale. We are continuing to function as usual.

The community garden is on hold for now.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to give me a call at 607-201-3649

Halcott Community Garden 2020 Season

Greeting Gardeners & friends of the Community Garden!

It is with a combination of sadness and hope that I share the following with regards to the upcoming season for the Halcott Community Garden. Given the current “on pause” status of NY state in response to the Covid 19 outbreak, the following changes must be made to the rules and regulations of the garden for this season.

Access to the Halcott Community Garden is currently closed to the public (non-members) until further notice. Access for Garden Members will be allowed only if they agree to the following measures to keep themselves and others members safe: Continue reading

From the Fleischmanns Fire Chief

Todd Wickham, the Fleischmanns Fire Chief came to our meeting last night and asked that we please tell everyone that:

The Fire Department is concerned about the high contagiousness of the new Coronavirus. Their small department could be significantly impacted if firefighters are exposed or infected while on a call.  They ask that any infected community members please let them know so that the firemen can protect themselves if they possibly have to help that person in an emergency situation.  They are a small team of dedicated volunteers who protect us faithfully.  We want to protect them as well!

Agenda, Town Board meeting, Monday, March 16, 2020

Town of Halcott
7:15 Monday, March 16, 2020
Town Grange, all are welcome

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Mark Project Proposal
Annual Reports
Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: February 24, 2020
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Vote
Finance Report:
Clerk’s Report
Other Business:
Public Comment
Next Meeting:
April 20, regular meeting

e. Executive Session


Agenda, Town Board meeting, Monday 7:15, February 24, 2020

Town of Halcott
7:15 Monday, February 24, 2020

Town Grange, all are welcome

  1. Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
  2. Invited Guests: Peg Ellsworth
  3. Annual Reports

Regular Meeting

  1. Approval of minutes: January 27, 2020
  2. Highway Superintendent Report
  3. Voucher Vote
  4. Finance Report: 
  5. Clerk’s Report
  6. Other Business:    
  7. Public Comment
  8. Next Meeting:         

March 16, regular meeting

Organizational Meeting Minutes 2020 January 6, 2020

Organizational Meeting Minutes 2020 January 6, 2020
Grange Hall, 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Town Councilmembers Alan Reynolds, Yukari Day, Innes Kasanof, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Town Justice Ken Williams, Tax Collector Robin White.

Meeting opened at 7:15 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Town Justice Ken Williams administered the Oath of Office to Town Supervisor Alan White, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Councilwoman Yukari Day, Town Councilman Alan Reynolds, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Tax Collector Robin White.

Deputy Town Clerk: Jamie VoglerDeputy Bookkeeper: Sheri Reynolds

911 Committee: The Board will ask Bob VanValkenburgh they need to add another committee member to fill the vacancy left by Ted Randazzo.

Grange Oversight Committee: Inventory of tables and chairs at the Grange will be taken to see if additional items need to be purchased. These items are usually purchased with money from the Community Fund.

Planning Board: The Board will ask Andrew Kelder if he would like to continue to serve on the Planning Board with the new term ending in 2024.

Zoning Board of Appeals: The Board will ask Eric Johansen if he would like to continue to serve on the Board of Assessment Review with the new term ending in 2022.

Cemetery Maintenance: Will increase from $1100.00 to $1133.00.

Standard Guidelines for Response Times: Response to requests for information to any of the elected or appointed officials shall be initiated within 24 hours from the time of the request. Most of our town officials work from remote locations on a part time basis. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

2020 Town of Halcott Terms of Employment: (A)Truck/Heavy Equipment Operator wages to increase from $19.00 to $19.50 per hour based on experience. (B) Laborer wages to increase from $10.80 to $13.00 per hour.

Motion to accept the Town of Halcott Organization Schedule for 2020 with modifications by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:08 pm by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.