Town Board Meeting: Monday, 17 September 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING

7:15PM, Monday, September 17, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Call to order, Pledge of Allegiance

1. Approval of minutes of August 20, 2018 meeting

2. Highway Superintendent’s Report

a. Road and Vehicle updates

b. Other

3. Voucher vote.

4. Finance Report.
Monthly reports.
Draft 2018 Budget

5. Clerk’s Report.

6. Other business:

7. Public comment.

8. Next meeting:  October 15, 2018.

9. Adjourn

Minutes: Town Board meeting 16 July, 2018

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
July 16, 2018, 7:15 pm

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

7:15 pm, Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the June 18, 2018 meeting: With the following spelling correction: carcinogen. Motion to approve by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) Highway Superintendent Bouton has the CHIPS paperwork together and ready to give to finance chair Innes Kasanof to begin the reimbursement process. A payment was made to Peckham Materials before it was vouchered because a cancelled check is needed as proof of payment before it can be submitted to the State for reimbursement. (B) Repairs to the Oshkosh will run around $15,000.00, which will include a new body and paint job. Superintendent Bouton expects the work to be completed in September, ahead of snow season. (C )Superintendent Bouton informed the Board that the Town Highway employee is contemplating his retirement options, and would like to have the Board enter the discussion. (D) The Highway Department is having trouble with the grader, Superintendent Bouton feels that it could be a relay or electrical problem.

Halcott Fair: All seems to be on track for this year’s Fair.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0718 – vouchers #103 – 109 = $1,772.37. Highway Abstract #H0718 – vouchers #110 – 113 = $34,524.27. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Finance Chair Report: (A) Supervisor Alan White presented the monthly finance report.
Clerk’s Report: Billy Haynes (dumpster fee) (May): $100.00, 1 Certified Transcript: $10.00, 1 Dog

License: $5.00. The Town collected and disbursed $115.00 for the month of June.Next Meeting: Regular Meeting Monday August 20, 2018, 7:15pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:33 pm by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilman Alan Reynolds, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Agenda, Town Board Meeting, 7:15 PM, Monday, August 20, 2018

TOWN OF HALCOTT
AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
7:15 PM, Monday, August 20, 2018
Town GRANGE, all are welcome

Pledge of Allegiance

CALL TO ORDER

1. Approval of minutes Monday July 16, 2018
2. Highway Superintendent’s Report
Any vehicle updates
Status of CHIPS funding

5.Voucher vote.
6. Finance Report.
7. Clerk’s Report.
8. Other business:
9. Public comment.
10. Executive Session for Personnel

Next meeting:  Regular meeting Monday September 17, 2018

Planning Board Minutes, Meeting of July 5, 2108

TOWN OF HALCOTT PLANNING BOARD
Meeting of July 5, 2018
Present:  Ted Johnson, Andrew Kelder, Mark Vogler, Sec. Nancy Reynolds
Absent:   Adina Johnson
Public:    John Gulotta, Eric Fronckowiak, Dennis Spafford, Sean Spafford, Robert Congionti

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

Application and site sketches were presented by J. Gulotta for a new garage on Silas Lake Road. Site visit was made by T. Johnson and N. Reynolds on 7/2/2018. As there were no issues or questions the Board agreed that a public hearing could be waived; motion to waive was made by T. Johnson, seconded by N. Reynolds, unanimously approved. Motion to approve application was made by T. Johnson, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed. 

Application and site sketches were presented by D. Spafford for a new storage shed on County Route 1. Site visit was made by T. Johnson and N. Reynolds on 7/2/2018. As there were no issues or questions the Board agreed that a public hearing could be waived motion to waive was made by N. Reynolds, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Motion to approve application was made by A. Kelder, seconded by M. Vogler, unanimously approved. Sketches were signed and dated and part 2 of the EAF form was completed.

Application and site sketches were presented by R. Congionti for a new garage on Silas Lake Road. The property line offset is less than the required 50’ due to water issues on the property; the application was denied by the Planning Board and Mr. Congionti was referred to the ZBA. 

Motion to accept the minutes of the 5/9/2018 meeting was made by A. Kelder, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Correspondence:  None 

Motion to adjourn was made at 6:50 PM by M. Vogler, seconded by T. Johnson, unanimously approved.

Submitted: ___________________
N. Reynolds, Sec.
7/10/2018

Town Board Minutes June 18, 2018

Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
June 18, 2018, 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. Current and previous Fleischmanns Fire Chief Bob Van Valkenburgh and Todd Wickham.

7:15 pm, Meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Approval of the minutes of the May 21, 2018 meeting: Motion to approve by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.

Highway Superintendent’s Report: (A) Stone and Oil is ready to begin, starting Wednesday, June 20th. (B) As the Highway Department uses materials on scheduled road repair and maintenance, Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton will work on replenishing the crusher run reserve stockpile, and also bring in a few loads of #3 stone and small fill to have on hand for emergencies. (C ) Thomas Hoyt is no longer the Deputy Superintendent of the Greene County Highway Department. He will now be setting up a Safety Office for Greene County to ensure that all who work in Greene County are in compliance with mandated safety requirements.

Halcott Fair: The Fair Committee met June 2nd. This year will be the 20th anniversary for the Fair which will be on July 21st, 12pm to 6pm.There will no longer be a table for Attic Treasures, instead individuals are encouraged to come and set up a table (free of charge) to sell their own attic treasures, hand made items, or other wares. All items must be removed from the premises by the end of Fair Day.

LFA Process: The Town Board is ready to proceed with the LFA process. Supervisor Alan White, Councilman Alan Reynolds and Highway Superintendent Russell Bouton will represent the Town.

Voucher vote: General Abstract #G0618 – vouchers 085 – 093 = $1,502.07. Highway Abstract #H0618 – vouchers 094 – 102 = $9,819.78. 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: 7 Certified Transcripts @ $10.00 each: $70.00, 1 Grange Rental (non local): $100.00, Building Permits (2), 1 @ $100.00, 1@ $400.00: $500.00, 1 C/O Search: $25.00, Copies: $1.00, Billy Haynes (April): $100.00, 8 Garbage Tickets @ $9.00 each: $72.00, 2 Dog License (1 neutered @ $5.00: 1 non neutered @ $10.00): $10.00. The Town collected and disbursed $883.00 for the month of May.

Other Business:(A) Fire Chief Bob Van Valkenburgh and Todd Whickham were present at the Board meeting to inform the Board of a new State Mandate for all Fire Districts, Fire Departments or Fire Companies with volunteer firefighters. As of January 1, 2019, each must show proof of insurance
for cancer coverage that meets the requirements of this Act or show satisfactory proof of the ability to pay such compensation to ensure adequate coverage for all eligible volunteers. To be eligible, certain criteria must be met: at least 5 years as an interior firefighter, passage of a physical upon entering service with no evidence of pre-existing condition covered by this act, and a diagnosis that conforms to the definitions set forth in the Act. It has been determined that 65% of interior firefighters get cancer through their gear due to airbourne carciogens. This insurance cost will need to be added into the new fire budget. The estimated cost of coverage would be $250.00 per man per year. (B) The Fire Department will bring the new pumper truck to the Halcott Fair for the public to see. (C ) The Board recognized all the years of service Todd Wickham put in as Fire Chief and thanked him for all of his hard work.

Next Meeting: Regular Meeting July 16, 2018, 7:15 pm.

Motion to Adjourn at 7:56 pm by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.