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Town of Hardenburgh
Special preliminary budget meeting
November 9, 2017, 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and CouncilpersonsBellows, 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.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 10/5/17Special Tentative Budget Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 10/5 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to correct the minutes of the 10/12/17 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 10/12 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.

BILLS:

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilman Sackeland passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were General #180-194 totaling $3,695.65, Highway #183-205totaling $26,135.62 and New York Rising #4 for $19,360.00.

BEAVERKILL ROAD SPEED LIMIT: Resolution for speed limit on UC Route 102 in Beaverkill.

Supervisor Jerry A. Fairbairn offers the following Resolution:

WHEREAS: Ulster County is the Owner of Record of County Rt. #102, coursing from the Ulster County/Sullivan County line to the intersection of Alder Creek Road, and;
WHEREAS: The aforementioned Road is narrow and has many curves making it dangerous at its current speed limit of 55 MPH, and;
WHEREAS: There have been, over the years, many accidents caused by the current 55 MPH speed limit, and
WHEREAS: Permanent and weekend residents have requested that the speed limit on the aforementioned highway be reduced to 35 MPH.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The speed limit on Ulster County Rt. #102 from the Ulster County/Sullivan County line coursing to the Intersection of Alder Creek Rd. be lowered to 35 MPH.
BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT: The Ulster County Commissioner of Highways & Bridges process and forward this request to our Regional Traffic Engineer, Region No. 8, NYSDOT and any other necessary agencies. Dated November 9, 2017

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 17-31 adopted.

HIGHWAY BUSINESS::

A. Presentation from Highway Superintendent Storms. We received the salt discussed in October. New Ford should be here next week. Discussion.

B. Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to advertise seasonal limited use Highway designations per Town law.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Schluter.

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 17-32 adopted.

PUBLIC HEARING – PRELIMINARY BUDGET:

Supervisor Fairbairn moved to open the Public Hearing at 7:32 PM. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Discussion. No comments from the Board. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to close the Public Hearing at 7:37 PM. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to adopt the 2018 Town of Hardenburgh Preliminary Budgetas the 2018 Town of Hardenburgh Final Budget.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Schluter.

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 17-33 adopted.

HIGHWAY:

C. Engineering for BIN 22224240 (Michael Fairbairn bridge) to cover scour and flagging to avoid closure. Discussion.

D. Renewal of our Light Maintenance Agreement with Ulster County. Discussion. County wants to renew for 3 years at the same $ amount, but costs have increased. Supervisor will try to negotiate increase of 2% per year.

FEMA:

A. Supervisor has completed and submitted supporting documentation for DR-NY-4322 Stella. Have heard NOTHING back.

B. From FEMA, re. PW 8303, Upper Beaverkill. Paperwork has been reviewed and accepted to the penny.

DELAWARE COUNTY SOIL AND WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT: Letter to property owners regarding boundaries on Millbrook Stream. No response. Discussion.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

From GOSR, re. accepting Big Pond Culvert Replacement Project. Discussion.

REVENUES:

A. From Town Clerk, Monthly Report for October, check for $553.83.

FYI:

A. From UCATS, re. Central Hudson 18.5% rate increase for “tree trimming”.

B. From NYS Financial Services, re. attempt to control “zombie properties”.

C. Certified communication to DCSWCD – Application for Stream Management Project from Millbrook covered bridge up to Tuscarora property line.

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

OLD BUSINESS: Quiet

NEW BUSINESS: Quiet.

JUSTICE: : From NYS Comptroller, re. no actions for September.

SPEAK TIME: Quiet.

Councilman Sackelmade a motion to adjourn at 8:00 PM, which wasseconded by Supervisor Fairbairnand passed with all in favor.

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

Date: November 10, 2017

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk