Skip to content Skip to left sidebar Skip to right sidebar Skip to footer

Minutes

TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
April 12, 2022

PRESENT:

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


GUESTS:
Carol Metz, Dennis Piazza, Rob Panasci, M.K. Garvey

The meeting was called to order by the Supervisor at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
A motion to accept the minutes of  February 8 was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting for public comments.  

Carol Metz reported that they held a senior gathering at the Senior Center on April 11.  They had about 10 volunteers, she thanked Linda and Rick for their assistance.  The next gathering – “Bingo Day” is planned for May 9th from 1-2:30 pm.  

Rick reported that the Senior Center will officially be re-opening on June 1, congregant meals will resume.

Dennis Piazza introduced himself and addressed the board.  Mr. Piazza’s family has been in the area for 50 years; he owns a 6-family property which borders the Flint Mine Solar project.  He stated that he has no problems at all with “solar” but was unhappy when he arrived home and found a drilling rig and crew on his property.  Traffic was blocked off, there was no one directing traffic, creating safety concerns.  His other concern is the well on his property which is only 150 feet away from where they were working.  He asks that they come in another way – enter off of Route 49 by power lines.  Rob Panasci who was in attendance on behalf of Patrick Doyle stated it was a misunderstanding and will not happen again, he will speak with Dennis after the meeting.

Notice presented for mowing bids; two were received:  G-n-J Home Improvements $5,200 for the season and Rich’s Lawn Care who bid by the job which averaged $3,750.  Both submitted insurance certificates.   A motion to accept bid from Rich’s Lawn care was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Discussion on Cyber security.  Currently the Town does not have cyber insurance because we do not have cyber security in place.  A proposal was submitted from Nordutch Technologies, the initial setup charge is $2,750 and the monthly cost for services is $1,975.00.  Discussion ensued.  Mike Veeder will contact Rich VanEtten to see about negotiating a lower price.

Tom reported that last month he and Karen met with the insurance representative from Marshall and Sterling regarding the Town’s health insurance which is up for renewal May 1.  After reviewing various plans, it was determined that CDPHP continues to be the best deal.  Their recommendation to the board is that the Town remain with the current health insurance plan including Delta Dental and Empire Vision.  A motion to accept the policies as presented was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried. 
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Highway Superintendent, Tom and Mike continue working on the 5-year equipment replacement plan.  Larry is looking to sell two trucks to be replaced with one SFA International dump/plow truck.   Delivery would take place in 2024 there would be no change to the existing budget.  The cost would be approximately $300,000.  A letter of intent for purchase signed by the Town Supervisor is required to hold the price and a motion authorizing him to do so was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried
Ayes:  5 – Burke, Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Larry reported a problem with a compromised bridge on Potic Creek Road, it is collapsing.  He has asked the loggers in that area to stay off the bridge.  The County engineer looked at the bridge; they will advise on how to proceed and assist with permits for repair. Larry has been in contact with Ted Nugent at the school, busses are prohibited from traveling over the bridge.  Apparently, there is ARPA money available.  Discussion ensued; no action taken.

Larry also reported that Tristan Gerrain has resigned from the highway department; he has hired a new guy to replace him.

Road use agreement between Flint Mine Solar LLC and the Town was presented for approval.  The Highway Superintendent has reviewed the same and it meets with his approval. Thomas Burke made a motion seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried accepting the agreement as presented.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Motion to approve Johnathan Decker as parttime EMT was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Linda Wilkinson and duly carried.  It was noted that Mr. Decker has been approved by Civil Service.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A resolution for the acceptance of Map, Plan, Report and SEQR Classification for the extension of the Town consolidated sewer district to Kings Road and sewer service connections, was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to schedule a public hearing regarding the extension of the Town of Coxsackie Consolidated Sewer District for May 10, 2022, at 7:00 pm was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.
Ayes:  5 – Burke, Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Workshop meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at 6:00 pm.

Landscaping discussion.  The Town will be seeking requests for proposals to be discussed further at the workshop meeting.

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $285,404.39 were audited on abstract #4, voucher numbers 2022-214 through 2022-322.

At 7:45 pm a motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried. 

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

__________________________________
Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk



Read minutes from last month