TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
August 11, 2020

 

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

ABSENT:>
Thomas Burke, Councilman
Michael Veeder, Councilman

GUESTS: Carol Metz, David Meier, Mark Flach, Patrick Doyle,
Nadine Myrdycz

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

A motion to accept the minutes of July 14 was made by Linda Wilkinson seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public.

Patrick Doyle gave an update on Flint Mine’s Article 10 application which was deemed incomplete. Flint Mine has responded. Patrick noted that Town Law allows for 70% of landowners in RA2 to petition the Town to consider allowance in that area.

EMS Chief Myrdycz reported 87 calls, things are starting to pick back up.

Supervisor reported that the owners of the camp property in Earlton have been served and a court date has been scheduled for August 25.

Rick also reported that he is looking to get the floors at the Senior Center cleaned and sealed; now would be a good time to have it done as the facility is not being utilized. He received two quotes, but one was not responsive. This issue was tabled.

Carol Metz asked if the Town could send a letter to the County requesting help at the Senior Center. Meals are no longer being delivered from Coxsackie. Discussion ensued. Rick said that there is a hiring freeze at the County. He believes that the congregant meals will return in November.

Supervisor reported that the pocket park next to the Senior Center is going to be dedicated to Diane Ringwald on September 19th. Mayor Evans asked for use of the senior center from 11-1. The event will be catered but there will be no seating. While the board agreed this is a great cause and well deserving, they opted not to have the Senior Center open due to various factors surrounding COVID-19. It was suggested that the event be held in the pavilion or at the Village building.

It was noted that the Owl Auction has been canceled due to COVID-19. The owls will soon be removed and placed in storage. However, if sponsors have space may opt to display their owl. The owls will be put back up in in the Spring at their same location. The members of the Town Board personally sponsored an owl which will be displayed at Town Hall.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $131,630.71 were audited on abstract #9, voucher numbers 2020-587 through 2020-649.

A motion to accept the May Justice reports as presented was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

A motion to approve the budget transfers as presented was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

At 7:27 pm a motion to enter executive session to discuss pending litigation was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.

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

A motion to accept the settlement agreement regarding Northway Mining was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.
Ayes: 3 – Hanse, Kennedy, Wilkinson Absent: 2 – Burke, Veeder

At 7:40 pm Patrick Kennedy a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk