TOWN BOARD MEETING
TOWN OF COXSACKIE
April 13,2021
 

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

GUESTS: Patrick Doyle, Helen Meier, David Meier, Carol A. Metz, Giuseppina Agovino,
Melanie Lekocevic, Mary K. Garvey, Susan Kayne

 

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 March 9, 2021 was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

Supervisor opened the meeting to the public.

Patrick Doyle gave an update on the Flint Mine Solar project. The record is now closed and in the hands of the judges; could have a decision August 12. Patrick Kennedy and Linda Wilkinson will set up a time next week to meet with Patrick to discuss the host agreement.

Carol questioned the Town’s representation on the siting boards, she believes Coxsackie is short a member. Cross talk/discussion ensued; Rick will get back to her.

Giuseppina stated that it is all a matter of public record; the names are listed. The Friends of Flint Mine put in a closing brief.

Susan Kayne addressed the board. She purchased 1700 Farm to Market Road and is utilizing the property as a horse sanctuary. She is displeased with the on-going noise issues due to motocross which is distressing to the horses. Susan has spoken to the Flach Family but was not happy with their proposal. The police have been called, there is nothing they can do. Supervisor stated that the Town cannot impose a remedy, there is not a noise ordinance on the books that would apply in this situation.

Highway Superintendent Ross presented his 284 agreement. The crew is back on Summer hours. Larry got proposals for a roof 40×20 to cover the salt shed annex – $5945 from Top of the Line Buildings. Carolina Carports won’t install a roof on the 12’ block. A motion to accept bid from Top of the Line Buildings was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

A motion to accept the 284 agreement as presented was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Opened truck bid, only received one from Crossroads Ford in the amount of $58,735.05 for a 2022 F350. Legal notice was presented. Supervisor Hanse confirmed with Attorney Rappleyea that it was ok to accept even though we only received one bid as we cannot force companies to submit proposals/bids. This truck has been budgeted for and will not require bonding. A motion to accept the bid from Crossroads Ford as presented was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Mowing bids were opened, received two, again cannot force people to bid. Legal notice was presented. J & A Lawn Service $7,000. Rich’s Lawn Care – cemeteries and Four Mile Point $25 per cut; Veteran’s Park $35 per cut; Senior Center $50 per cut; Town Hall $30 per cut.

Discussion ensued. Mike Veeder pointed out that even if Rich’s Lawn Care cut 25 times, the bid is still lower than J & A Lawn Service.
Patrick Kennedy made a motion to accept Rich’s Lawn Care proposal as presented, as the lowest bidder. Michael Veeder seconded the motion which was duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

General Fund and Highway bills in the amount of $214,318.32 were audited on abstract #4, voucher numbers 2021-214 through 2021-317.

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

A motion to accept the budget transfers as presented was made by Thomas Burke seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.

Town Clerk reported that the Brinkerhoff Memorial Bike races will be June 5 and 19.

Supervisor reported that Judge Dorpfeld would like to switch chambers to the small conference room. It will give them more space and logistically makes more sense.

Supervisor stated that John Raffiani has resigned from the Zoning Board of Appeals and asked for a motion to accept his resignation. Linda Wilkinson made the motion which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.
Ayes: 5 – Hanse, Burke, Kennedy, Veeder, Wilkinson

Rick informed the board that Chief of EMS is looking to expand her workforce; they might have to advertise for part time help.

Supervisor made a motion to enter into executive session at 7:50 pm for the purpose of discussing litigation the motion was seconded by Patrick Kennedy and duly carried.

A motion to come out of executive session at 8:03 pm was made by Patrick Kennedy seconded by Thomas Burke and duly carried.

At 8:10 pm Thomas Burke made a motion to adjourn the meeting which was seconded by Michael Veeder and duly carried.


 

Bambi Hotaling, Town Clerk