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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
April 11, 2019 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:  Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Shaver and Schluter.
Also present:Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty, Michael Fairbairn.

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

MOMENT OF SILENCE: A moment of silence was observed for the passing of community member Kathy Balcom.

NAME CHANGE: Councilperson Sherry Shaver has changed her surname from Bellows.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 3/14/19 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilperson Shaver and passed with all in favor. Correction: Under Rising Community Reconstruction Program A, change “tribal remains” to “tribal artifacts”. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 3/14 minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilperson Shaver and passed with all in favor.

BILLS:

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilperson Shaver and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilperson Shaver and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were Highway #58-81totaling $55,319.73, General #58-85 totaling $12,063.78 and New York Rising #2 for $1,960.85

BRIDGE #2224240:

A. Confirmation from DOT of Capital Project Agreement Grant D036288.

B. “Red flag” deactivated by DOT in contemplation of repair.

C. From Brinnier & Larios – Plans with our agreed upon revisions to be forwarded soon.

HIGHWAY:

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to appropriate excess cash funds from Highway Fund for Budget Year 2019 to line item DA5120.2, Bridges Equipment, in the amount of $250,000.00. Discussion.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Schluter.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Shaver: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 19-17 adopted

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW (BAR):

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to authorize the Town Attorney to complete all Legal tasks to decrease the required membership of the Town BAR from five (5) to three (3).Discussion. Local Law will be required: advertised public hearing, paperwork.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Shaver.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Shaver: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 19-17 adopted

REVENUES:

Town Clerk’s Report for March, check for $47.50.

FYI:

A. From CRC, Cross Mountain Crusher bicycle event through Hardenburgh, April 27.

B. From Homeland Security, closing out of DR-NY-1993. OMG.

C. From NYS Taxation & Finance, tax ceiling on Utility: MTC and Verizon. Discussion. Will MTC fiber optic go on tax roll?

D. From CWC, not yet received.

E. From UC Workers Compensation, cost of withdrawal.

F. From NYC DEP, negative declaration of proposed Amendments.

G. From UC Board of Elections, required signatures for Designating Petitions.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

A. Engineering sign-off on Alder Creek Rd. generators, $111,750.00.

B. Generator amendment #3 sign-off with additional $26,800.00 savings.

JUSTICE: Address / phone change.

SPEAK TIME:Quiet.

Supervisor Fairbairnmade a motion to adjourn at 7:34 PM, which wasseconded by Councilperson Shaverand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Regular Meeting, May 9, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: April 13, 2019

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk