PUBLIC HEARING and
TOWN BOARD MEETING

TOWN OF COXSACKIE
January 9, 2018

 

PRESENT:
Richard Hanse, Supervisor
Thomas Burke, Councilman
Patrick Kennedy, Councilman
Michael Veeder, Councilman
Linda Wilkinson, Councilwoman
Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk

GUESTS:
Larry Ross, Karen Pautz, Carol Metz

The public hearing on the proposed fire contracts with Coxsackie Hose Company No. 3 was opened at 7:06 pm on motion of Richard Hanse seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried. Legal notice was presented. No public comments were offered. At 7:10 pm a motion to close the public hearing was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

A motion to approve and authorize the supervisor to sign the fire protection contract with Coxsackie Hose Company No. 3, Inc. was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to accept the minutes of December 12 and December 29 was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public. Carol Metz stated that there are no more Tuesday evening meetings at Sleepy Hollow that will conflict with Town meetings. She asked about dog control; issue of barking dog and being left out in the cold. Discussion ensued. Town Clerk will provide her with the dog control officer’s telephone number.

Highway Superintendent Larry Ross reported that they have been cutting brush and plowing snow; all good with new truck. He has been dealing with Titus Mill Road parking issues.

Correspondence was reviewed and acted upon if necessary

–Letter from Coxsackie American legion Post 166, request use of Senior Center February 16
at 7:00 pm
–Letter from Greene County Real Property Tax Service, Sr & disabled tax exemptions
–Sleepy Hollow Lake received updated dam emergency action plan
–Received Owners Consent to Hardship Waiver (Cypress Creek) no action taken
–Received Cypress Creek Hardship Application via email at 5:09 pm no action taken
–Received $350 check for hardship fee paid by Phillips Lytle LLP
–Historian’s report distributed and is on file

A motion authorizing the Coxsackie American Legion Post 166 to use the Senior Center for their monthly meeting was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to adopt the income limits for Senior Citizens and Disabled Tax Exemptions as recommended by the Greene County Legislature with a maximum income limit of $27,500 with sliding scale was made by Thomas Burke, seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Patrick Kennedy made a motion appointing delegates for the Association of Towns Annual Meeting as follows: Richard Hanse delegate and Thomas Burke as alternate. Michael Veeder seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Highway garage update – project is out to bid; pre-bid conference and site tour will be held on January 19 at 1:00 pm, Town Hall. Bids due by February 1st prior to 2:00 pm at Town Hall and will be publicly opened at that time.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $63,217.24 were audited on abstract #1, voucher numbers 2018-001 through 2018-043.

Year-end accounts of the Supervisor and Town Clerk were presented for audit.

Patrick noted that Michael Rausch has been doing a great job as Town Historian. The board concurred, thanking him for his service; it was a busy year for him working on multiple events in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Village.

At 7:30 pm Supervisor asked for a motion to enter into executive session for the purpose of discussing a particular personnel matter, the highway superintendent was asked to remain. Thomas Burke made the motion seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

At 7:38 pm a motion to come out of executive session was made by Thomas Burke, seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

At 7:40 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Michael Veeder, seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk