Regular Town Board Meeting Minutes Halcott Grange
December 17, 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.
Public Hearing opened at 7:15 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Public Hearing: The Town was contacted by Greene County Real Property in regards to Grievance Day in the Town of Halcott. A Local Law enacted in 1995 had changed Grievance Day from the 4thTuesday in May to the 4th Wednesday, but in recent years Grievance Day has been on the 4th Tuesday in May in Halcott and a new Local Law is nessessary to set Grievance Day in Halcott back to the 4thTuesday in May. Having no public imput, the Public meeting was adjourned at 7:18 pm.
Approval of the minutes of the November 19, 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) The snow plow on the Oshkosh broke last winter, it was repaired but the shoe broke and the plow is now tearing up the road when used. Highway Superintendent Bouton is looking at replacement options such as a free replacement plow from Greene County but if one can not be gotten from Greene County, could the Highway Department afford to make a purchase of one. Supervisor White assured Superintendent Bouton the Town could afford to purchase a plow and Councilman Alan Reynolds stated that the need is critical for a plow with a blade to use on the roads. (B) Greene County has supplied the Town with a replacement truck, and the Town is now starting the winter with 3 good trucks.
Voucher vote: General Abstract #G1218 – vouchers 172 – 181 = $5,545.11. Highway Abstract #H1218 – vouchers 182 – 188 = $1,996.43. Motion to pay bills by Councilwoman Yukari Day, 2ndby Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.
Finance Chair Report: (A) Finance Chair Innes Kasanof presented the monthly finance report.Clerk’s Report: Certified Transcript: 4 @ $10.00 = $40.00, 1 Building Permit renewal: $100.00. Total money collected and disbursed for the month of November is $140.00.
Other Business: (A) Motion to approve Local Law #1-2018: A Local Law establishing a date for the meeting of the Board of Assessment Reviewfor the Town of Halcott by Councilman Alan Reynolds, 2nd by Councilwoman Innes Kasanof, Councilwoman Yukari Day: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye. (B) Organizational Meeting Discussion: (A) Councilman Alan Reynolds will fill the vacancy of Deputy Superintendent of Highways. (B) The Town will ask Hiram Davis to become Deputy Code Enforcement Officer. (C ) The Board will check with Nancy Reynolds, Bruce Rowe and Mark Kugler to see if they would like to continue serving on their respective Boards. (D) In order to receive a substanial increase in the interest the Town receives on bank accounts, the Board discussed changing the Official Town Bank to Greene County Bancorp, Inc.. The vote to change the Offical Bank from Community Bank N.A. to Greene County Bancorp, Inc as follows:
Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto: Aye Councilwoman Inness Kasanof: Aye Councilman Alan Reynolds: Aye Councilwoman Yukari Day: Nay Supervisor Alan White: Aye.
The Board will move forward at the Organizational Meeting to make Greene County Bancorp, Inc. the official bank of Halcott. (E) Remove line #2 of the Terms of Employment: That health coverage for new full-time employees will begin the first day of the month following 90 days of employment. (F) Town Clerk Hours will be Wednesday, 5-7 pm and any other hours by appointment.
Next Meeting: Organizational Meeting January 7, 2019, 7:15 pm, Regular Meeting January 28, 2019, 7:15 pm.
Motion to Adjourn at 8:18 pm by Councilwoman Judy DiBenedetto, 2nd by Councilwoman Yukari Day, Councilwoman Innes Kasanof: aye, Councilman Alan Reynolds: aye, Supervisor Alan White: aye.