August 13, 2019

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TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
August 13, 2019

 

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

*GUESTS:
Carol S. Metz, Patricia Meyers, Gabe Wapner, Mark Flach, Nancy?, David Meier, Helen Meier, Barbara Brummell , Margaret Jones, Guiseppina Agovino, Kris Martin, Patrick Doyle, Nancy Harm

*some guests did not sign in; others were not legible

Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion to accept the minutes of July 9, 2019 was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Before opening the meeting for public comments Supervisor Hanse stated that the board would
not be delving into the Flint Mine matter; reminding everyone of the pending lawsuit.

Carol Metz commented on what a mess the Senior Center parking lot is, no one disagreed.

Helen Meier submitted written statements together with a proposal for Article 10 Solar
Development in Coxsackie. Mrs. Meier also stated that her grandson just returned home from
his second tour of duty in Afghanistan. She went on to say that he has been accepted to the Naval
War College. The board thanks him for his service.

Correspondence was reviewed and acted upon if necessary: none

Highway Superintendent Ross reported that they have finished paving High Hill Road and thanked the Towns of Athens and Catskill for their assistance.

Bond Resolution presented for the purchase of a 2019 F550 4×4 cab, chassis, dump, snowplow and attachments authorizing the issuance of $85,928.00 Serial Bonds of the Town of Coxsackie to Pay the cost thereof. The bond is not subject to permissive referendum. Thomas Burke made a motion adopting the resolution which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A complete copy of the bond resolution is on file in the Town Clerk’s Office.

A proposal was submitted from RMB heating and Cooling for preventative maintenance on the HVAC system for the new Town building – $1,670 per year. A motion was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried accepting the proposal as submitted.

A motion to re-appoint Bruce Haeussler as the Coxsackie liaison to the Greene County Planning Board was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A proposal was submitted from RECON Pest Elimination to continue monthly service at the Senior Center in the amount of $45 per month. Patrick Kennedy made a motion to accept the proposal which was seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to authorize the Village of Coxsackie to pave 400 feet of Bailey Street in Front of Town Hall for an amount not to exceed $15,412.60 was made by Richard Hanse seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Helen Meier questioned the cost which is correct; black top is expensive. As part of the site plan process with the Village of Coxsackie the Town agreed to repave Bailey Street immediately in front of the Town Hall driveways after the project construction is completed.

Councilman Burke encouraged the board to read the Town Topics article regarding highway superintendents. He and Mike are working on a 5-10-year plan for highway equipment. Tom stated that he is also prepared to hire a full-time guy for the highway department. Patrick indicated that Corky Eldred always had 5 full time guys as did Mike Tighe. Larry has only had four. This will be discussed further; Tom will put forth a resolution at the next meeting.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $233.36 were audited on abstract #11, voucher numbers 2019-633 through 2019-635.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $155,561.45 were audited on abstract #12, voucher numbers 2019-636 through 2019-750.

A motion to approve the budget transfers as presented was made by Linda Wilkinson seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to accept the June Justice reports as presented was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

On motion of Tom Burke, seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried, the Town Clerk was authorized to attend the NYSTCA regional educational seminar September 22-23, 2019 in Saranac Lake.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

At 7:15 pm Supervisor asked for motion to move to executive session to discuss the sale of Town property. Thomas Burke made the motion which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.

At 7:30 pm Thomas Burke made a motion to come out of executive session which was seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

At 7:33 pm Thomas Burke made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk

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