Agenda, Town Board Meeting, 7:15 Monday, January 27, 2020

Town of Halcott
7:15 Monday, January 27, 2020

Town Grange, all are welcome

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Invited Guests: Greene County Sheriff Peg Ellsworth

Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: December 16, 2019
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Vote
Finance Report: Budget revision
Clerk’s Report
Other Business: Official Newspaper
Public Comment
Next Meeting:
February 24, regular meeting


Refinements for our garbage and recycling center

From Innes in The Times of Halcott:

Those of us who use the recycling center at the Town Highway Garage will be able to tell you that recently there has been a sea change in the way business is done there. Now there are TWO dumpsters, one for bagged garbage and a new one in the recycle shed to hold ALL recycleables! Ignore the categories hand-written on the openings and use this dumpster for cardboard, magazines, plastic, (still only 1, 2, 3 and 5), glass and tin.

Kip says that the new system has been working well. His job is now far easier, allowing him to concentrate on the business of garbage. Kip accepts garbage only on Sundays, from 10AM to 2PM. Bagged garbage can be deposited for $2 each, paid directly to him — no more tickets. The recycle dumpster is available any time.

Planning Board minutes, October 2, 2019

Meeting of October 2, 2019
Present:  Ted Johnson, Adina Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds
Public:    Dan Siegel, Tim Johnson, David Grossman, Jean Orr

Chairman Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:00PM.

Application was made by D. Siegel for a second home on his property on Judd Hill. As the Town of Halcott Land Use Code and Subdivision Law permits only one primary residence on a parcel the application was denied. Motion to deny application and vote on resolution to deny (#R2019-1) was made by N. Reynolds, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved. D. Siegel plans to appeal to the ZBA and will inform us of their decision.

T. Johnson presented preliminary surveys for a proposed minor subdivision of his property on County Route 3. At present the New York Spring Water Company owns a water bottling company on property owned by Mr. Johnson; they would like to buy approximately eleven acres where the building and spring are located.  Mr. Johnson will keep the Planning Board informed as negotiations among him, NY Spring Water and the Watershed Agricultural Counsel (there is a WAC easement on the property) progress.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 1/2/2019 meeting was made by M. Vogler, seconded by A. Kelder, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None

Public Comment:  Landowner D. Grossman and Realtor J. Orr asked questions about the Town of Halcott Subdivision Law. Mr. Grossman owns approximately 240 acres of land on Turkey Ridge Road that he wishes to sell to a developer. He will keep us informed as plans progress.

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:40 PM by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________

N. Reynolds, Sec. 10/10/2019

Town Board Meeting Minutes, November 18, 2019

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
November 18, 2019, 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 September 16, 2019 meeting: With the following spelling correction: Paul and Sybil Margaritis. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department has been working towards the purchase of a water tank and are weighing various options, they would like to have one in place by brooming season this coming spring. (B) A mechanic was here installing a new injector pump system in the Town’s Chevy pick-up truck. (C) The Town will reach out to Greene County and explain our concern about maintenance and repairs on the County roads in Halcott and ask that a representative come look at road conditions and come up with a dedicated schedule for road and bridge work going forward.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1119 – vouchers 163 – 177 = $16,836.12. Highway Abstract #H1119 – vouchers 178 – 186 = $40,673.27. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2ndby 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 Town received more CHIPS reimbursement money than was originally budgeted. (C ) Vouchers were presented for payment on the internal loans for Town equipment purchased which will go back into the Highway Reserve Fund.

Clerk’s Report: 1 C/O Search: $25.00, Billy Haynes: $150.00. The Town collected and disbursed $175.00 for the month of October.

Other Business: (A) The Board had a conversation about the logistics of part-time local government positions and response time to public inquiries, and will work to come up with a uniform time line for answering them and address the issue at the Organizational Meeting.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting December 16, 2019, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:42 p.m. by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Agenda Town Board Meeting, 7:15 Monday, December 16, 2019

Town of Halcott
7:15 Monday, December 16, 2019

Town Grange, all are welcome

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: Novenber18, 2019
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Vote
Finance Report
Clerk’s Report
Other Business: LFA discussion
Public Comment
Next Meetings:
January 6, Organization Meeting
January 20, regular meeting


Local Flood Analysis Final Report

Hello everyone,

We have finalized the Local Flood Analysis report, which is available for download here:

It has been great to work in the town of Halcott, and to have such a dedicated group to work with.  I may have to put the Halcott Fair on my schedule for next year!  Please don’t hesitate to call on us for future projects.

Mark Carabetta, PWS, CFM

Senior Project Manager, Environmental Science
Milone & Macbroom
231 Main Street, Suite 102, New Paltz, NY 12561
845.633.8153 x1 |