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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
May 9, 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, Kyle Brewer, Jake Fairbairn, Linda Utter, Bob Utter.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM and Councilperson Shaverled the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairn moved to correct the minutes of the 4/11/19 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilperson Shaverand passed with all in favor.Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 4/11 minutes as written. 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 Councilman Schluter 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 #82-103totaling $32,561.70, General #86-96 totaling $8,958.98 and New York Rising #3-5 for $13,152.65.

BRIDGE #2224240:

A. Opinion of probable construction cost.

B. Help from Bill Blankenship (HGA) to expedite bridge environmental review.

C. Joint DEC and AEC application for bridge. Have received final plans.

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW (BAR):

Town Attorney will start work on Local Law reducing BAR from 5 to 3 members. Hope to have Public Hearing at July meeting.

REVENUES:

A. From Otsego Auto Crushers, scrap metal, check for $133.00.

B. From Willscot, check for $1,592.73. Discussion. Apparently goes back to construction of Town Hall.

C. April property tax penalties, check for $697.25.

D. Town Clerk’s Report for April, check for $565.83.

FYI:

A. Steve Jobs final essay, well worth reading.

B. From Senator Seward, praising 2% tax cap. Discussion.

C. From UCRRA, new DEC regs. NO Commercial Construction& Demolition. Discussion.

D. From CWC, septic rehabs, loans, etc. for March and April.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

A. Pre-construction meeting, Belleayre Bridge by Wendy Buerge. Construction started 5/1/19.

B. Generators - $111,750 decrease + contingency to Bridge #2224240.

C. Legal review of Bridges – note payment schedule!

D. Amount of HUD money for Generators + Contingency.

JUSTICE: Quiet

TOWN BOARD POSITIONS:

Unexpired term vacated by John Sackel remains unfilled, that and two other positions to be voted on in November. Discussion of possible candidates. Jake Fairbairn expressed interest, Ben Fairbairn (recent college grad) intends to run.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to appoint Jake Fairbairn to the open unexpired Town Council term for the remainder of 2019, effective immediately.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Schluter. p>Roll Call Vote:

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

Resolution 19-19 adopted

SPEAK TIME:

A. Bob and Linda Utter spoke on Highway personnel turnover. Why are we losing workers? Is it a matter of compensation? Discussion. Supervisor will do some calculations.

B. Bob Utter spoke on the Alder Creek Rd. Highway facility. Barn is in bad shape, needs repair. Discussion. Repairs (install floor, replace skin) had been planned, no money this year due to bridge repair.

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 7:59 PM, which was seconded by Councilperson Shaverand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Regular Meeting,June 13, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: May 12, 2019

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk