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TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE

February 13, 2024

PRESENT:
Richard Hanse, Supervisor
Thomas Burke, Councilman
Patrick Kennedy, Councilman
Shane Pilato, Councilman
Michale Veeder, Councilman/Deputy Supervisor
Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk


GUESTS:
George C. Palmer, Rose P. Carman, Carol A. Metz, Jacob ???
Theresa Osborn, Desiree Osborn, Jeremy Tenenbaum, Tammy
Hathaway, Ashley Hathaway, Josh Law




The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Hanse at 7:07 pm with the Pledge
of Allegiance.


A motion to accept the minutes of January 9 and January 22, was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Shane Pilato and duly carried.


The public hearings for proposed Local Law #1 Code of Ethics and Local Law #2 Regulating Shipping Containers were not held due to lack of proper notice of publication.  The hearings will be rescheduled for March 11 at 7:00 pm.


The meeting was opened for public comments:


Several Warren Avenue residents addressed the board with their concerns/displeasure regarding the water/flooding issues on their street.  Tammy Hathaway, David Finnegan, Desiree Osborn, and Rose Carmen all addressed spoke; and/or submitted written comments and photos.
Rick will speak with the Town Highway Department and Code Enforcement to look at the situation, it is a problem the Town is aware of.


Carol Metz was hoping there is money in the budget to have the Senior Center parking lot sealed; no money has been budgeted.  Carol also mentioned storing physical aids at the Senior Center; she is concerned it could be a liability issue for the Town.  Rick will check into this.


A motion to accept Jim Clark’s resignation as chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals effective January 11, 2024, was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kenedy, Pilato, Veeder


Owls Hoot Barn is applying for their liquor license and is asking that the Town waive the 30- day waiting period.  Michael Veeder made the motion to waive the waiting period which was seconded by Shane Pilato and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder


The proposal for the Town’s employee health insurance which is up for renewal May 1
was presented.  Currently the Town is enrolled in the MVP Bronze Plan which will be increasing by 9%.  The plan is comparable to the union contracts. A motion to accept the MVP Bronze Plan was made by Thomas Burke, seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder 


Liability Insurance renewals were presented and accepted on motion of Thomas Burke seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder


While it was too late to get quotes this year, the Board will ask NYMIR to quote the liability insurance next year.




EMS Chief Myrdycz submitted a request to hire Claudia Anderson as a part-time EMT.  She has not yet been approved by Civil Service.  Shane Pilato made a motion to approve the hire pending Civil Service approval, which was seconded by Michael Veeder, and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder


Michael Veeder made a motion to approve Donna’s participation at the NYGFOA Annual Conference April 17-19 at the Albany Marriott.  The cost is $345.00 and if necessary, she has up until March 18th to cancel. Patrick Kennedy seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder
 
Mike commented that the Highway crew did an impressive job cleaning up the Flats Road Cemetery. 


A motion to accept the December Justice reports was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried. 


Supervisor’s year-end accounts were reviewed.


General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $72,947.49 were audited on abstract #2, voucher numbers 2024-58 through 2024-131.   


At 7:50 pm a motion to enter into executive session as requested by Supervisor Hanse, for the purpose of discussing a particular personnel matter was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Michael Veeder, and duly carried.


At 8:00 pm a motion to come out of executive session was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.


A motion to accept the terms of settlement as presented by Jay Girvin regarding the personnel issue was made by Shane Pilato seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Pilato, Veeder


At 8:04 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.




Copies of all resolutions, agreements, and contracts are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office.



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Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk



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