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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
July 12, 2018 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: Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

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

MINUTES CORRECTION:

MINUTES CORRECTION: Supervisor Fairbairn moved to correct the minutes of the 6/14/18 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor except Councilperson O’Reilly, who abstained because she was not present on 6/14.Correction: Under Highway B, “salt” should be “magnesium chloride.” Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 6/14 minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor except Councilperson O’Reilly, who abstained.

BILLS: Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were Highway #103-124 totaling $388,960.07 andGeneral #113-129 totaling $6,680.65.

HIGHWAY BUSINESS:

A. Wayfinders signage – from CWC – re. District #1 Beaverkill.

B. Erection of bicycle signage in District #1 Beaverkill.

C. NYSEG poles to be replaced near BK Valley Inn – can the replacements be moved back a couple of feet from the road?

D. Personnel discussion.

FEMA:

We believe ALL FEMA disaster paperwork and payments are closed and finished.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

Notice & Requirement to obtain Flood Insurance in perpetuity.

DCSWCD: No communications.

ASSESSOR: Resignation effective 7/10/18 and reappointment. Discussion.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to accept the resignation of Michael Sommer as Sole Assessor of the Town of Hardenburgh, effective July 10, 2018.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Sackel.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Resolution 18-17 adoptedRoll Call Vote:

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to appoint Michael Sommer to fill the unexpired term as Sole Assessor of the Town of Hardenburgh, effective July 12, 2018.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Sackel.

Roll Call Vote:

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

Resolution 18-18 adopted

REVENUES:

A. Town Clerk monthly report June2018, check for $594.00.

B. From UC Dept. of Finance, mortgage tax 10/1/17 through 3/31/18, check for $11,255.51. Big increase.

C. From Tax Collector, Maylate payment penalties and settlement of 2018 taxes, check for $2,329.19.

FYI:

A. From CWC, re. septic rehabs, stormwater program and Flood Hazard Mitigation loan.

B. Supervisor’s FOIL request for info on random drug testing as required by law.

CEO: Our CEO’s notice to Sankavitch heirs re. unsafe building on Dry Brook Rd.

JUSTICE: No correspondence.

STATE AND LOCAL TAX (SALT) DEDUCTIBILITY: Town Clerk / Tax Collector attended 6/19 informational meeting in Kingston. Discussion. Association of Towns has also scheduled meetings.

SPEAK TIME: Quiet.

Councilman Sackelmade a motion to adjourn at 7:32 PM, which wasseconded by Councilman Schluterand passed with all in favor.

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

Date: July 13, 2018

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk