December 10, 2019

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TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
December 10, 2019

 

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

*GUESTS:
Caitlin Mayforth, Beau Dushane, Mari Louise Merkwa, Helen Meier, David Meier, Kris Garvey (in spirit per Helen) Carol Metz, Mark Flach, Gabe Wapner, Patrick Doyle

*not all guests signed in

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

A motion to accept the minutes of November 12 and November 19 was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting to Mari Louise Merkwa from Hybrid Building Solutions.
She presented information on salt shed options and provided a proposal for a 42×70 Calhoun
Super Structures CC Series building with a capacity of 1000 tons. Ms. Merkwa stated
that if the Town was a member of Sourcewell they could provide us with discounted pricing
and eliminate the need to go out to bid. She also stated that steel prices would be increasing.

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public.

Helen Meier read and submitted a prepared statement.

Patrick Doyle updated the board on their project.

Mrs. Agovino expressed her continued frustration.

Gabe Wapner updated the board on their project.

Carol Metz stated that even with all the rain and snow, there have been no problems at the senior
Center and once again thanked the board.

Highway Superintendent reported that they had a culvert pipe collapse on Hinrichsen Heights which has been repaired. Larry thanked the Town of Athens for their assistance and the Earlton Fire Department for lending pumps. All has been going well with the plowing. Need better communication, some of the radios were down. Larry requested that the 2003 Ford pickup and the 1985 Chevy pickup be deemed surplus. The 2003 motor died and the 1985 used for parts has transmission issues. Patrick Kennedy made the motion to declare both vehicles surplus and authorize the Highway Superintendent to list with Auctions International. Thomas Burke seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Beau Dushane reported 71 calls for the month. He provided the board with information on a new ambulance. Same model 2020 F350 4×4 and same price from AEV, no need to be put back out for bid. Backup camera and power load stretcher system (to be retrofitted) increase the price. Discussion ensued. Beau will get more information from the salesman Bill Litteer.

Correspondence was reviewed and acted upon if necessary:
–Pattison Koskey, Howe & Bucci – 2020 accounting services – this was tabled per Supervisor
pending further information.
–Coxsackie American Legion Post 166, request use of Senior Center

Linda voiced her concerns with the Legion using the Senior Center for social events. She has no problem with them using the facility for meetings but feels there could be issues with allowing social events. Supervisor reported that they will have to leave the Center as they found it and he will check to see that all is in order. Patrick Kennedy made a motion authorizing the American Legion to use the Senior Center in accordance with the letter submitted by Commander Chauncey Cole. Thomas Burke seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Supervisor reported that we are still waiting for a closing date for the sale of 16 Reed Street to
the National Bank of Coxsackie.

The following appointments were made:

On motion of Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried, Patty McIntyre was appointed as the secretary to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

On motion of Patrick Kennedy seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried, Jerry Donnelly was re-appointed to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

On motion of Linda Wilkinson seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried, Joseph Garland was reappointed to the Planning Board.
Ayes: 5- Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

There will be no workshop meeting as it falls on Christmas. On motion of Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried, the year-end meeting was scheduled for December 30 at 6:00 pm and the 2020 organizational meeting will directly follow. Both meetings are opened to the public however no public comments will be taken.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Mike stated that he received a complaint regarding snow on the sidewalks at the Town Building; Rick is aware of the issues. The Town will be purchasing a snow blower.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $134,919.91 were audited on abstract #19, voucher numbers 2019-1006 through 2019-1112.

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

At 8:10 pm Michael Veeder made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk

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