TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
October 10, 2017

 

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

GUESTS:
Larry Ross, Nadine Myrdycz, Dawn Smith, Beau Dushane, Yale Frank,
Warren Mueller

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

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

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public. Yale Frank inquired about the senior center parking lot. There appears to be some miscommunication as Mr. Frank was under the impression that the parking lot was going to be paved, he is displeased with the condition of the lot. There is no money budgeted for black top and nothing will be done with the parking lot this year. Lengthy discussion ensued. There was also some discussion on gutters. Again, at this point nothing will be done this year.

Highway Superintendent Larry Ross reported that they have been grader patching and ditching.

EMS Chief Nadine Myrdycz reported 88 calls. She would like the board to consider a new hire, Anthony Villea as she is down one part time EMT. Anthony is civil service certified and is from the Cairo area currently working in Durham. Nadine would like permission to declare the 2004 Tahoe (fly car) as surplus and list it on Auctions International. It needs $2300+ worth of repairs and has outlived its usefulness. Patrick Kennedy made the motion declaring the fly car as surplus and giving Nadine authority to sell on Auctions International. Thomas Burke seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes; 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to hire Anthony Villea as part time EMT was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Nadine stated that Greene EMS is selling a fly car; a letter will be sent to various Towns to see of their interest. It comes with a siren and radio. The fly car would be used as a secondary response to calls and for traveling to training classes. It cannot be used for transport. Nadine noted that she has $26,000 remaining in her equipment budget. No action was taken.

Nadine would like to purchase pullover jackets for the crew at approximately $1500. Discussion ensued. It was noted that jackets are not required under the union contract. No action was taken.

Nadine once again asked about getting her office updated. She would like to get some counter tops put in; her workspace is not functional. Dawn Smith offered to paint. Nadine will purchase paint at Lowes. A motion to hire John Murphy to reconstruct Nadine’s office contingent upon his availability and the price not to exceed $1,999 was made Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 3 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy Noes: Veeder, Wilkinson

Third party billing discussion; Rick is waiting for more information/clarification regarding legal action.

Mike Veeder reported that things are progressing with the highway garage/municipal project. RFP’s will be going out soon.

Supervisor requested authorization to pay Ed Ross for salt storage on his property from July 1, 2014 through September 30, 2017 at $120 per month. The agreement was never formally executed but was agreed to by both the Town and Mr. Ross. Thomas Burke made the motion directing payment be made which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Moving forward Mr. Ross has agreed to continue letting the Town utilize the current salt storage facility on a month to month basis at $500 per month. A motion was made by Thomas Burke authorizing the supervisor to negotiate the terms and execute a new contract for salt storage on a month to month basis at $500 per month commencing October 1, 2017. The motion was seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Follow up discussion on letter from the Mayor dated September 27 regarding upgrading the fire hydrant connections to a “Storz 5” quick connect adapter. The cost of each adapter is approximately $179 per hydrant; there are 62 hydrants in the Town. The Village would order and install the adapters. This will facilitate a faster connection time and better serve the firefighters.
Richard Hanse made a motion to have the Village purchase and install the adapters; the Town will reimburse the Village. Thomas Burke seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 3 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy Noes: Veeder, Wilkinson

Rick reported that Don Meier resigned his position as the Town representative on the Greene County Planning Board. Bruce Haeussler was recommended and has agreed to represent the Town. Thomas Burke made the motion recommending Bruce as the Town representative which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Rick also stated that training for Planning Board members is mandatory. There is a class being held at Columbia-Greene Community College on October 30 hosted by the County. There is no fee to attend, mileage will be reimbursed. Linda Wilkinson made the motion authorizing training which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

The following budget workshops were scheduled for 6:00 pm on October 17, October 26, November 6, public hearing (tentative) November 9.

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

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $32,366.70 were audited on abstract #14, voucher numbers 2017-658 through 2017-695.

At 7:55 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Thomas Burke, seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk