Planning Board minutes, 3 February 2021

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD

Meeting of February 3, 2021

Present:  Adina Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Nancy Reynolds
Absent:   Ted Johnson
Public:    Rob Allison

Deputy Chairman A. Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:15PM.

Surveyor R. Allison presented preliminary survey maps and EAF forms for a new 5 lot subdivision proposed by 687 Route 1, LLC, on the corner of County Route 1 and Mookas Road. Motion was made to classify it as a major subdivision by A. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. All lots are located on existing maintained roads and have access to utilities so no required improvements are necessary. Motion to accept the preliminary sketch was made by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. A public hearing was scheduled for April 7, 2021, at 6PM. At this time it is planned to have an open meeting, combined with ZOOM for anyone interested who cannot or wish not to attend in person. If health issues become a problem we will meet by ZOOM only.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 12/2/2020 meeting was made by A. Johnson, seconded by A. Kelder, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None 

New Business:  Reorganization – the board discussed the reappointment of Ted Johnson as Chairman, Adina Johnson as Deputy Chair and Nancy Reynolds as Secretary. Motion to reappoint was made by A. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved.

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

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:45PM by A. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved.

Submitted: N. Reynolds, Sec. 2/9/2021

Planning Board meeting April 7, 2021

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The Town of Halcott Planning Board will conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at 6:00PM at the Town Grange, 264 Route 3, Halcott Center, NY. The purpose of said hearing is to hear comments on the proposed subdivision of lands owned by 687 Route 1, LLC, located at the intersection of County Route 1 and Mookas Road, Halcott Center, NY. Tax Map ID #157-1-24. All persons wishing to speak upon this matter shall be heard at this time.  A regular meeting will follow the public hearing.
Face masks and social distancing are required.

Ted Johnson, Town of Halcott Planning Board Chairman

Halcott propane buying group

Beware of Suburban Propane overcharge

Homeowners in the Halcott Center buying group are being mistakenly over-charged. 
Suburban assures me that they are rerating outstanding bills for tank fills since late January, but they are also leaving it to the customers to make sure they are receiving the group rate of $1.6590 per gallon. The tank fill I just received was billed at nearly double that!

Suburban says the mistake occurred because the town consumed over the initially allocated 10,000 gallons. That’s not our problem, just an internal Suburban issue. In fact we are likely use more than 15,000 gallons before spring. How’s that for buying power? We will put it to work negotiating next year’s rate!

If you are overbilled, contact Gina Montgomery: gmontgomery@suburbanpropane.com.  Report that you were not given the Halcott rate and she’ll adjust your bill. If you have any further problems, email me at alanadelson@gmail.com And don’t forget, you will get 35 free gallons by referring new customers who receive regular deliveries.
Stay warm through this “old fashioned winter.” 

Town Board minutes Feb 22, 2021

Phone Meeting Due to COVID-19

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
February 22, 2021, 6:00 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Council Member Alan Reynolds, Innes Kasanof, Judy DiBenedetto, Deputy Bookkeeper Sheri Reynolds, Town Clerk, Patricia Warfield. Absent: Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Councilwoman Yukari Day.

Call to Order at 6:00 p.m.
Approval of the minutes of the meeting: 
Vote to be taken at the next regular town board meeting.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Town has a bid out for a chipper. (B) There were two breakdowns that were taken care of by the Highway Department. (C) Currently there are funds available to municipalities through Delaware County Soil and Water. Halcott has two highway projects they would like to submit for consideration. Having the completed LFA to work with is proving to be extremely helpful in creating the project workups.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0221 – vouchers 20-28 = $2,698.95. Highway Abstract #H0221 – vouchers 29-36 = $5,425.02. Supervisor White will get a motion to pay bills at the next town board meeting.

Finance Chair Report: Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly report. (A) The AUD report is finished and has been submitted to the State. (B) There will be $20,773.00 going into the General Reserve Fund and $44,083.00 going into the Highway Reserve Fund with $10,000.00 from the General Reserve Fund being used to open a Fire Protection Reserve Fund for Halcott.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permits: 1 @ $1,290.00, 1 @ $140.00, 1 @ $200.00, Certificate of Occupancy Search: $25.00, Transfer Station: $489.00. The Town collected and disbursed $2,144.00 for the month of January.

Other Business: (A) Cary Wagner, attorney for the Town of Halcott is retiring in March, Supervisor White will spearhead the search for someone willing to replace him.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting, March 15, 2021, 6:00 pm.

Phone Meeting ended at 6:22 p.m.

Town Board meeting 6:00 Monday, March 15, 2021

Town of Halcott
Agenda
6:00 Monday, March 15, 2021
Town Grange
Masks and Social Distancing Required

  • Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
  • Regular Meeting
  • Approval of minutes: February 22, 2021
  • Highway Superintendent Report
  • Voucher Votes: February 22 March 15
  • Finance Report: 
  • Clerk’s Report
  • Other Business: Bid Opening for Chipper   
  • Public Comment
  • Next Meeting:   April 29, regular meeting
  • Adjourn