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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
September 14, 2017, 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Bellows,O’Reilly, Sackel and Schluter.
Also present:Highway Superintendent Charles Storms, Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM and Councilman Sackelled the Pledge of Allegiance.


Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 8/10/17Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 8/10 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor.


Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilman Schluterand passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were General #139-158 totaling $18,065.40and Highway #135-160 totaling $28,684.03.


Presentation by Highway Superintendent Storms.

A. Paving (Millbrook Mtn.) date possibly delayed to October, which could be a significant problem. Discussion.

B. Truck. Rhinebeck Ford has one that fits our criteria, $52,535 state bid plus $20,850 to Amthor for hydraulics plus $5,900 to 3-D Welding for V-plow, total just under $80,000 ($79,285). Discussion.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to authorize purchase of the following:

1) From Rhinebeck Ford - 2017 Ford Super Duty F-550 4x4 Reg Chassis, XLT 169” WB Chassis Cab, 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Diesel, 6 speed Automatic Transmission;

2) From Amthor Welding – TBEI (HEIL) Stainless Steel Super Duty Yard Bird Dump Body (Central Hydraulic System) for Body / Sander Valve. TBEI Super Duty Stainless steel 11’ dump body, 3.5/4.4 yd. capacity, class 30 Hydraulic DA scissor hoist, quick latch tailgate system, ¼ cab shield. Sides, bulkhead, tailgate 10.GA 201 stainless steel; floor 3/16” Hiten steel. Memberless understructure.

3) From 3-D Welding - V-plow.

Total price cap of $85,000 on the package, all pertinent items are NYS bid items. Full equipment specs on file with Highway Department.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Sackel .

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes
Councilperson Wendy O’Reilly: Yes
Councilman John Sackel: Yes
Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 17-28 adopted


The winter snowstorm of March 13-15, 2017 has been declared – DR-NY-4322. Highway Superintendent and Supervisor attended kick-off meeting @ SUNY Ulster 9/6/17. Presentation as to uniqueness of this event. Discussion.


A. HGA vetting and selection of legal counsel for various easement issues that we will encounter.

B. From GOSR, re. death letter. They have stepped back some but still have not relented. Discussion.


A. From UC, re. Summer Contract, check for $11,700.00.

B. From UC Dept. of Finance, Sales Tax, check for $8,876.35.


A. Republican Caucus affidavit from committee.

B. From NYS ORPS, re. final equalization rate of 62.00%.

C. Primary Election – Sept. 12, noon to 9 PM.

D. DEC Permit to BK Fly Fishers, Inc. Ticket issued to contractor. Discussion.

E. From CWC, re. septic rehabs, loans and Stormwater Protection.


From NYS Comptroller, re. no actions for April, June and July (no info for May).


Estimated Budget Request from Department heads. Discussion. Tentative Budget looks like a 1.84% increase, which includes 1-2 new full-time Highway employees. Discussion.


Councilman Sackelmade a motion to adjourn at 7:46 PM, which wasseconded by Supervisor Fairbairnand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Special Tentative Budget Meeting, October 5, 7 PM at Town Hall (to be advertised). Next Regular Meeting October12, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: September 19, 2017

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk