TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
October 8, 2019

 

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

ABSENT: Thomas Burke, Councilman

*GUESTS:
Laura Bomyea, Carol A. Metz, Beau Dushane, Nadine Myrdycz, Gabriel Wapner, Mark Flach, David Meier, Helen Meier

*not all guests signed in

Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

A motion to accept the minutes of September 10 and September 26 was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public.

Carol Metz asked about paving of the parking lot now that it appears the Village is finished
with their piping project. The parking lot remains a mess. Rick hopes that it will be paved by
the end of October.

Giuseppina Agovino questioned the status of the Solar project at the end of Stacy Road.
Discussion on progression of project, lack of screening, etc. They are not in compliance
with their site plan; what if anything can residents do to ensure this does not happen with
future projects. The Town is aware of the issues; Rick suggested residents attend planning
board meetings.

EMS Chief reported that they responded to 79 calls. Discussion on repairs to 2008 box ambulance – repairs are costly $8-9,000 to replace head gasket and $10-15,000 to replace the engine. Mike suggested possibility of the Questar students fixing, this issue can be revisited. It was noted that a new rig will be purchased next year. Nadine stated that the floors have been cleaned by an inmate on work release from Greene Correctional; he did a great job.

Highway Superintendent reported that they are cutting brush and servicing vehicles. He is hopeful that the new truck should be arriving next month. Would like to start ground preparation for the salt shed.

A resolution was presented authorizing the Town Supervisor to execute certain stipulations with the applicant in Case 17-F-0619 before the NYS Board on Electric Generation Siting and the Environment (Flint Mine Solar).

Theresa Bakner of Osterman Whiteman and Hanna reviewed the stipulations that the Town does not agree to:
#3, location of facilities
#4, land use
#9, alternatives
#15, public health and safety
#24, visual impacts
#27, socio economic effects
#31, local laws and ordinances

A motion was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried authorizing the Supervisor to execute all stipulations except for those listed above.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

The resolution is on file in the Town Clerk’s Office. The stipulations can be found in the applicants scoping statement.

Correspondence was reviewed and acted upon if necessary:
–Greene County EMS contract for 2020
–Greene County Department of Human Services 2020 contract for Senior Center
–County Administrator – road name application for County Jail

Supervisor was authorized to sign the 2020 contract for paramedic service on motion of Linda Wilkinson seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

Patrick Kennedy made a motion authorizing the supervisor to sign the 2020 contract with the County for rental of the Senior Center. Linda Wilkinson seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

Linda Wilkinson made a motion approving the County’s road naming application for the new County Jail to be 45 Haverly Memorial Drive. Michael Veeder seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1- Burke

A water service agreement was presented between The Town, Village, Aaron’s Assets, and Wendy Flannery and Thomas Lennon. The agreement permits the Flannery/Lennon property (130 Stacy Road) to connect to the Aaron’s Assets private water line. The board authorized Supervisor Hanse to sign the agreement on motion to Patrick Kennedy seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $179,857.06 were audited on abstract #15, voucher numbers 2019-847 through 2019-902.

A motion to approve the budget transfers as presented was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

A motion to accept the August Justice reports as presented was made by Michael Veeder seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1 – Burke

Budget workshop meetings were scheduled for October 16 and October 23 at 6:00 pm. The October 31 workshop meeting was cancelled. Public hearing on the budget will be November 6 at 7:00 pm.

Linda stated that the Seniors will be using the parking lot at Town Hall on October 22 and December 5 as they have trips planned.

At 7:50 pm Supervisor Hanse made a motion to move to executive session to discuss pending litigation and the sale of Town property. Michael Veeder seconded the motion which was duly carried.

At 8:05 pm Patrick Kennedy made a motion to come out of executive session which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.

Patrick Kennedy made a motion to accept the offer from the National Bank of Coxsackie to purchase 16 Reed Street. The sale is subject to permissive referendum. Linda Wilkinson seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 4 – Hanse, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson Absent: 1- Burke

At 8:07 pm Patrick Kennedy made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk