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

Agenda, Town Board meeting, 15 June 2020 7:15pm

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

Call to Order, Pledge of Allegiance
Regular Meeting
Approval of minutes: March 16, 2020
Highway Superintendent Report
Voucher Votes:
Finance Report:
Clerk’s Report
Other Business:
Public Comment
Next Meeting:
July 20, regular meeting


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

March minutes, Town Board meeting

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
March 16, 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, Fleischmanns Fire Chief Todd Wickham. Public: Scott Moroff.

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

Mark Project Proposal: Due to the advent of the Covid-19 virus, the Board will table the M-Ark Project Proposal discussion until the next round of funding is available as the thought was that grant monies would most likely be used to combat the affects felt locally due to the Covid-19 virus.

Approval of the minutes of the February 24, 2020 meeting: 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 on the water tank but there seems to be a discrepancy between the original cost estimate and a second itemized estimate including material delivery for much less. (B) Highway employee Greg Finch should be back at work the middle of May. The Highway Department has made provisions to hire temporary help to begin work on Town roads as soon as weather permits to ensure completion of scheduled work for early CHIPS reimbursement. (C) There have been a series of ongoing conversations between Supervisor Alan White and various members of Greene County in regards to a concrete commitment and schedule for maintenance and repair of the county roads in Halcott.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0320 – vouchers 35 – 44 = $20,994.85. Highway Abstract #H0320 – vouchers 45 – 51= $4,159.13. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by 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.

Clerk’s Report: Grange Rental: (3 local) @ $50.00 each: $150.00, Building Permit: 1 @ $250.00, Building Permit Renewal: 1 @ $55.00, Billy Haynes: (Jan/Feb) @ $150.00 per month: $300.00, Transfer Station Money: (Dec. 31-Jan Jan 31) $300.00, Dog License: 1 unneutered: $10.00. The Town collected and disbursed $885.00 for the month of February.

Other Business: (A) Halcott has seen an increased police presence in Town to due an on-going issue at a residence in Town. (B) Fire Chief Todd Wickham presented an overview of the Fleischmanns Fire Department. There are approximately 35 members with about 20 members active. Fleischmanns has a mutual aide agreement in place with Arkville to insure there is enough manpower to cover all calls. The fire department is still investigating options for either a new facility at a new location or expanding on what is already in place. They are aware of Halcott plans to include space to house a fire truck in town when a new highway building is eventually built.
7:50 p.m. Motion to enter into Executive Session by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

8:06 p.m. Motion to exit the Executive Session by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. Supervisor Alan White asked for a motion to amend the 2020 Halcott Terms of Employment, 6F to read: Any leave requested in excess of the above amounts will be uncompensated and must be requested in writing and submitted to the Town Board for approval. Such requests must state the purpose of the leave, start and end dates. Motion to amend the Terms of Employment by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting April 20, 2020, 7:15pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 8:34 p.m. by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.