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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
April 13, 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:Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM and Councilman Sackelled the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 3/9/17Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor except Councilperson Bellows, who abstained because she was not present on 3/9. Corrections: (1) The motion to correct minutes was passed with all in favor; (2) One General voucher was misclassified as Highway, so “Vouchers approved for payment were General #42-56 totaling $5,883.39 and Highway #23-44 totaling $28,187.38.” Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 3/9 minutes as corrected. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor except Councilperson Bellows, who abstained.

BILLS:

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilperson Bellowsand 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 #57-75 totaling $8,059.81 and Highway #45-62totaling $27,809.87.

BEAVERKILL VALLEY FIRE DISTRICT: Board signs annual contract.

ANNUAL AUDIT: Supervisor Fairbairn moved to audit the books of the Town Clerk / Tax Collector, Supervisor’s Bookkeeper and Justice. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Discussion. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the books of the Town Clerk / Tax Collector, Supervisor’s Bookkeeper and Justice as audited. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.

HIGHWAY BUSINESS::

A. Extensive oil/stone planned for later in the year. Discussion.

B. Truck has been ordered. Discussion of cost. Now have automatic transmission, expected cost about $235,000.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to amend Resolution 17-16, changing the cap to $240,000.

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 17-21 adopted

FEMA:

No response from DHSES regarding 4020 WP #8303.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

A. From Bill B. - Easement letters have been mailed. Feedback questions from recipients. Big Pond Stream Crossing Structure advertising RFQs for Engineering out. About 15 inquiries for the RFQ. Meeting 10 AM Monday at the site.

B. From Milone& MacBroom Engineering, March invoice. Note: Engineering 85% complete; $125,000 and there is no draft construction plan! All the work on Hinkley bridge pertaining to the 85% was done in-house for NOTHING.

REVENUES:

A. From Town Clerk, monthly report 3/17, check for $527.00. B. From Tax Collector, tax penalties 3/17, check for $178.56. C. From Town Clerk, monthly report 2/17, check for $10.00. D. From Dungkar Gonpa Society, Transfer Station use donation, check for $1,105.00.

FYI:

A. From CWC, re. Dues and accomplishments. Discussion. Supervisor did not pay dues this year. B. From CWC - Mar. monthly report – septic rehabs, stormwater retro-fits, Redi-Loan. C. From CWC – Annual Meeting notice. D. Back and forth – UCATS – re. Governor’s BS in the budget. Some progress. Discussion. Meetings planned next Tuesday. E. Supervisor’s letter to our NYS Assemblyman, Brian Miller. F. Total disrespect for those who served!

OLD BUSINESS: Quiet.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER: Quiet

NEW BUSINESS:

JUSTICE: No action.

EXECUTIVE SESSION: At 7:29 PM, Supervisor Fairbairn moved to enter into Executive Session concerning Personnel. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor.

At 7:49 PM, Supervisor Fairbairn moved to close Executive Session and resume the Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Sackel and passed with all in favor. Let the record show that no decisions were made during or after the Executive Session.

SPEAK TIME: Quiet.

Councilman Sackelmade a motion to adjourn at 7:49 PM, which wasseconded by Supervisor Fairbairnand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Regular Meeting, May 11, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: April 17, 2017

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk