Town Board Meeting Minutes, 19 December 2022

Draft Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
December 19, 2022, 6:00 pm

Present: Deputy Supervisor Alan Reynolds, Council members Judy DiBenedetto, Eric Fronckowiak, Samantha Bouton, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk Patricia Warfield, Budget Officer Paul Tamaccio. Public: Vicki and Dave Carpenter. Absent: Town Supervisor Innes Kasanof.

Call to order at 6:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the November 21, 2022, meeting: With the following addition: Clerk’s Report for October: Building Permits: 2 @ 100.00, BP Renewal: 100.00, C/O Search: 2 @ 25.00, Billy Haynes: 750.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1,100.00 for the month of October. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Samantha Bouton, Councilman Eric Fronckowiak: aye, Deputy Supervisor Alan Reynolds: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) The Highway Department has not heard any additional news about the truck that was ordered except supply chain issues are slowing things down and the Town will be updated when new information is available. (B) The Highway Department is having trouble with tire chains purchased through state bid. It seems the metal used on the hooks is not strong enough and the chains will need to be replaced. Greene County has changed suppliers and new ones will be sent. (C) The Chevy needed to be towed due to a blown return line.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1222 – vouchers 194-197, 199 – 204 = $2,124.42. Highway Abstract #H1222 – vouchers 205-214 = $5,594.14. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Eric Fronckowiak, Councilwoman Samantha Bouton: aye, Deputy Supervisor Alan Reynolds: aye.

Budget Officers Report (A) Budget Officer Paul Tamaccio presented the monthly finance report for November.

Clerk’s Report: Building Permits: 1 @ 80.00. BP Renewals: 1 @ 100.00, 1 @ 75.00, C/O Search: 25.00, Transfer Station Sept/Oct: 760.00. The Town collected and disbursed $1040.00 for the month of November.

Next Meeting: Organizational Meeting January 9, 2023, 6:00 pm. Regular Meeting January 17, 2023, 6:00 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 6:18 by Councilman Eric Fronckowiak, 2nd by Councilwoman Samantha Bouton, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Councilman Eric Fronckowiak: aye, Deputy Supervisor Alan Reynolds: aye.

2023 Organizational Meeting Minutes, Halcott Grange

2023 Organizational Meeting Minutes, Halcott Grange
January 9, 2023, 6:00 pm

Present: Town Supervisor Innes Kasanof, Council Member Alan Reynolds, Samantha Bouton, Judy DiBenedetto, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton, Town Clerk, Patricia Warfield. Public: Bill Capel, Joanne Catsos, Warren Reynolds. Absent: Councilman Eric Fronckowiak.

Call to Order at 6:00 p.m.

Supervisor Kasanof asked the Board if there were any questions or comments about the 2023 Organizational Document. Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton asked what the mileage reimbursement was. The federal mileage reimbursement rate as of January 1, 2023 is 65.5 cents per mile. Supervisor Kasanof stated that if there was a problem with the reimbursement amount she would be open to discussing it.

Public Comment: Joanne Catsos asked how the Code Enforcement Officer was paid. As per the 2023 Organizational document, the C.E.O. is paid $33.00 an hour plus mileage and training. It was then asked if the mileage paid would be the same if he is driving a vehicle other than his personal vehicle because the CEO showed up at the Catsos residence on December 23, 2022 driving a vehicle from his other job. Supervisor Kasanof said she would ask the CEO about it.

ZBA: Warren Reynolds informed the Board that he resigned as the chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals only, and will continue to serve until his term ends in 2024.

Next Meeting: Regular Town Board Meeting, January 16, 2023, 6:00 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 6:12 p.m. by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Samantha Bouton: aye, Supervisor Innes Kasanof: aye.