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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
June 9, 2022, 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:  Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Fairbairn, Sackel, Schluter and Shaver.
Also present:Stephanie Seminara, Highway Foreman Kyle Brewer, Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and Councilman Sackel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairn moved to correct the minutes of the 5/12 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor except Councilman Schluter, who abstained because he was not present on 5/12. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 5/12 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilman Fairbairn and passed with all in favor except Councilman Schluter, who abstained.

BILLS:

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilman Fairbairn and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilman Fairbairn and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were #162-191 totaling $29,838.39 in Highway Accounts and $8,551.33 in General Accounts.

HIGHWAY:

A. Highway Foreman Kyle Brewer spoke. Preparing for stone and oil, followed by work on lower Millbrook Mtn. County working on Alder Creek Rd. Lost one employee due to substance abuse issues. Discussion.

B. Resolution to incorporate Ulster County and Federal drug policies into the Town Highway Policy and employee handouts.

Supervisor moved by Resolution:

WHEREAS: There exists a twenty (20) page Ulster County Substance Abuse Policy including Appendix A & B drawn by CSEA and the Ulster County Union Members which also addresses non-union management entities, and

WHEREAS: This Policy adheres with NYS and Federal Regulations regarding substance abuse regulations including “Reasonable Cause / Suspicion” testing, and

WHEREAS: The Town of Hardenburgh has a Maintenance Contract for light maintenance of Ulster County owned roads within our Township.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The Town of Hardenburgh Highway Department shall utilize the aforementioned Policy as its guidance to conform with all NYS, Federal and Ulster County Regulations regarding Substance Abuse, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: The Town of Hardenburgh Highway Department shall distribute to all currently employed Highway individuals and all newly hired employees this Substance Abuse Policy, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT: The Administrators of the Town of Hardenburgh Highway Department utilize the Appendix A of this Policy as the tool for verification of receipt by its current members and all “new hires”, and

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT: This Resolution shall become Town of Hardenburgh Policy upon passage by the Town of Hardenburgh Town Board.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Sackel.

Roll Call Vote:
Councilman John Fairbairn: Yes
Councilman John Sackel: Yes
Councilperson Sherry Shaver Yes
Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 22-17 adopted.

C. Barnhart Bridge. Discussion. Tough task. Structure is sound, just cosmetics (paint) required. Possibly paint 2 faces. Need staging area.

D. Permission has been granted to access property adjoining Rider Hollow Garage for tree work.

AMBULANCE DISTRICT:

Discussion. Check sent has been deposited, no correspondence. If no further correspondence, perhaps will send another check next month, 2022 premium up $200 from 2021 level.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

Amendment covering all work except “Backup Generator”. Discussion. May be closed out without further payment to Generator contractor.

REVENUES:

A. Town Clerk’s Report for May, check for $522.00.

B. From Dungkar Gonpa Society, yearly transfer station donation, check for $1,100.00.

C. From Ulster County, sales tax 1-3/2022, check for $10,302.06. Discussion.

D. From Ulster County, Winter/Summer road maintenance and incentive, check for $22,513.98.

E. From Sedgwick, final payment on 192 AC insurance claim, check for $9,487.76.

FYI:

A. CWC: Not yet received.

B. New NYS voting district boundaries for Senator.

C. NYSEG – requested rate increase. Discussion.

D. NYS draft of “The Climate Act”, which will probably pass.

JUSTICE:

Five months of no action. Discussion.

SPEAK TIME:

Quiet.

Councilman Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 7:40 PM, which was seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Regular Meeting, July 14, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: June 10, 2022

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk