Agenda, Town Board meeting, 7:15 PM, Monday, August 19, 2019


7:15 PM, Monday, August 19, 2019
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance
0. LFA presentation
1. Approval of minutes Monday July 15, 2019
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
Status of CHIPS funding
Mowing tractor

3. Voucher vote.
4. Finance Report.
5. Clerk’s Report.
6. Other business:

7. Public comment.

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday September 16, 2019

Town Board Meeting Minutes, July 15, 2019

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange

July 15, 2019, 7:15 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Alan White, Councilmembers Alan Reynolds, Innes Kasanof, Judy DiBenedetto, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Solid Waste Coordinator Kip Johnson. Absent: Town Councilwoman Yukari Day, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton.

Call to order at 7:15 p.m. with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the June 17, 2019 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: Presented by Councilman Alan Reynolds: (A) The Town Highway Department has been hauling and putting down item four, with all work going well. (B)While being informed by the State that there would be no severe weather money in 2019, there was in fact monies allocated to Towns with Halcott receiving $7,783.31 in Severe Weather Money. With the allocation notice coming later in the season, reimbursement will be later in the year as well.

Halcott Market Fair. Preparation is going well. Two Stone Farms will donate 20 or so pieces of cheese to be sold at the Fair with monies collected to go to the Community fund. The Board thanked Supervisor White for the generous donation. Grange Building Steward Bob VanValkenburgh has replaced the 2 downstairs exterior doors in time for the Fair with additional work replacing the door sills to be done in the future.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0719 – vouchers 101 – 107, 113 – 115 = $2,834.81. Highway Abstract #H0719 – vouchers 108 – 112 = $3,736.70. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report. (B)The Town has earned $1,541.33 in interest on The Bank of Greene County, Town of Halcott accounts so far this year, while earning approximately $14.00 in interest from the Community Bank, Town of Halcott accounts in 2018.

Clerk’s Report: Garbage Tickets (33) @ $9.00 = $297.00, Grange Rental (local) $50.00, Building Permits: 2 @ $100.00, 1 @ $75.00, 1 @ $135.00, 1 @ $300.00 = $710.00, 1 B.P. Renewal $200.00, Certificate of Occupancy Search $25.00, Billy Haynes $100.00, 1 Dog License (spay/neuter) $5.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,387.00 for the month of June.

Other Business: (A) Solid Waste Coordinator Kip Johnson asked the Board to consider moving the garbage dumpster closer to the recycle shed area to be able to keep a closer watch over what garbage and how much is being thrown into the dumpster by those using the facility. The Board was concerned about the smell and flies impacting the Highway Department, and suggested Kip confer with Highway Superintendent Bouton to get his input. (B) There has been an unexpected change in how the Town of Halcott mail is sorted and delivered to Town Officials, resulting in some mail confusion. Supervisor White has contacted the postal service to rectify the situation.
Next Meeting: Regular Meeting, August 19, 2019, 7:15 pm.
Motion to Adjourn at 7:46 by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Halcott Local Flood Analysis public meeting

Mark Carabetta writes of the recent Flood Analysis public meeting:

Please find our notes from Monday night’s meeting to gather public input for the Halcott LFA here.  Between the Monday night meeting and the Halcott Fair on Saturday I believe we were successful in gathering information that will be very informative for the LFA.  Also, the interested members of the public learned a thing or two about the LFA process.  The sign-in sheet and presentation slides are appended to the meeting notes.  We have the marked up maps and accompanying notes in our office for reference as we conduct our analysis.

The next step is to settle on a date for our next FAC meeting.  The agenda for that meeting will be for MMI to present the initial findings of our hydraulic analysis, and to gather feedback from the FAC.

Thank you, and we look forward to our next meeting.

Mark Carabetta, PWS, CFM
Senior Project Manager, Environmental Science
231 Main Street, Suite 102, New Paltz, NY 12561
845.633.8153 x1

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Planning Board minutes, January 2, 2019

Meeting of January 2, 2019

Present:  Chairman Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Sec. Nancy Reynolds

Absent:  Adina Johnson, Mark Vogler

Chairman T. Johnson opened the meeting with the pledge to the flag at 6:05PM.

Reorganization: motion to reappoint Ted Johnson as Chairman, Adina Johnson as Vice Chairman and Nancy Reynolds as Secretary was made by A. Kelder, and seconded by T. Johnson. All nominations were unanimously approved.

Motion to accept the minutes of the 8/1/2018 meeting was made by A. Kelder, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:20PM by A. Kelder, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved.

Submitted: N. Reynolds, Sec.  1/5/19

A notice to the Halcott Propane Buying Group

Our present rate of $1.79 per gallon is only guaranteed until July.   We cannot predict with any certainty what will happen once the price is re-negotiated next month, but it’s likely to go up.  So it’s probably a good idea to request your tanks be filled now.  You should confirm the present $1.79 Halcott Propane Buying Group rate.  Call 800-776-7263, enter zip code 12430, and ask for Jan or Erin in the mid-Hudson office.

Alan Adelson