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TOWN SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES – December 20, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a special town board meeting on December 20, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-143)

Public Comment – none

Minutes –Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel to accept the minutes of 11/15/01 & 11/21/01; passed 5-0/ (Res. #01-144)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele to accept the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report and the Town Clerk’s Report; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-145)

Correspondence – letters received from interested applicants for various board vacancies that exist.  It was agreed to save these for the Organizational Meeting.

Old Business

A.      Suits – Attorney Mastromoro reported that the Suits’ have been found to have violated the agreement reached and each Karen and Richard, were sentenced to pay a $50.00 fine.  The case is now closed.

B.     Other – none.

New Business

A.      Organizational Meeting – scheduled for January 3, 2002, at 6:00 p.m.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-146)

B.     Other – none.

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept the audit and pay vouchers #12-343 through #12-372; passed. 5-0. (Res. #01-147)

Adjournment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-148)

Meeting adjourned 7:15 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES – November 23, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a special town board meeting on November 23, 2001 at 6:30 p.m. Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452, to address the Pollitt land transfer

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Absent:  Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman

Public:   John Pollitt

Meeting called to order 6:30 p.m.

Motion by Councilman Handy, seconded by Councilman Hezel to accept the proposed land transfer as presented by Attorney Mastromoro.  Vote:  Stagliano-yes, Handy-yes, Hezel-yes, Dygert-no; passed 3-1. (Res. #01-141)

Adjournment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Stagliano; passed 3-0. (Res. #01-142)  Meeting adjourned 6:37 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES – November 21, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a special town board meeting on November 231, 2001, at 6:30 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452, to address the Pollitt land transfer and the 2001/2002 Montgomery County Snow & Ice Contract

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Absent:  Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Ronald Hezel, Councilman

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); John & Melody Pollitt

Meeting called to order 6:35 p.m.

1.        2001/2002 Montgomery County Snow & Ice Agreement – Motion to accept the contract for $3,000.00/mile by Handy, seconded by Dygert; passed 3-0. (Res. #01-138)

2.        Pollitt/Town of St. Johnsville Proposed Land Transfer (Linter Rd./Pine Grove Rd.) -–Supervisor Stagliano reported that a meeting between himself, the Pollitt’s and Northeast Land Surveyors was held at the proposed location on October 24, 2001.  Attorney for the Town, Norman Mastromoro presented a proposed land transfer map showing areas in green (Town to Pollitt’s), areas in yellow (Pollitt’s to Town), the Pollitt’s agreed to remove two trees on the lower end of their land along Pine Grove Road, their fence along Linter Road stays where it is and a condition will run with the land (Pollitt’s agree).  Motion to approve the land exchange by Supervisor Stagliano, seconded by Councilman Handy as stated “that the Town of St. Johnsville transfer title to the Pollitt’s that certain area of land from Linter Road reflected on a Preliminary Survey Map dated 12/27/00, revised 11/8/01, in exchange for that certain area of land off Pine Grove Road as indicated on the Preliminary Survey Map.  Such exchanges of title are considered of comparable value by the Town Board and such exchanges of title will be subject to the condition that the split rail fence shown on the Preliminary Survey Map neither now or in the future will be moved any closer to the new Linter Road boundary, such condition to run with the land.  The second condition would be that before any final transfer of land, the Pollitt’s will remove two trees previously designated within the Pine Grove lands to be transferred by them.  Vote: Stagliano-yes, Handy-yes, Dygert-no.  Motion failed 3-2.  (Res. #01-139)

Adjournment – Motion to adjourn by Stagliano, seconded by Handy, passed 3-0. Res. #01-140)  Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – November 15, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on November 15, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., and a Public Hearing on the Preliminary 2002 Town of St. Johnsville Budget at 6:45 p.m., at the Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present: Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency, (C-S-E); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer

6:45 p.m. Public Hearing opened by Deputy Supervisor Cynthia Nagele, no one from the public spoke, hearing closed 7:00 p.m.

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Supervisor Stagliano absent

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-129)

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-130)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to accept the Code Enforcement Officer’s Report; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-131)

Old Business

A.      Linter Road – Attorney Mastromoro reported that Supervisor Stagliano and Northeast Land Surveyors met with the Pollitt’s at the site and reached a tentative agreement regarding a land swap.  A preliminary survey mat was presented to the Town Board showing .063 acres from the Town to the Pollitt’s and .027 acres from the Pollitt’s to the Town.  Motion to table by Hezel, seconded by Handy; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-132)

B.     Suits – scheduled to appear in town court on November 14, 2001, for not meeting the agreement reached.  This was adjourned until November 28, 2001.

New Business

A.      2002 Budget – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to accept the Preliminary Budget for 2002 as the Final Adopted Budget; passed 4-0, (Res. #01-133) Councilman Hezel stated that he always voted to have no tax increase, but continuing to dip into the fund balance and no money set aside for the Highway Department, he personally would be for a small tax increase to help make purchases for the Highway Department.  He also stated that he feels the Special Reserve capital account should be used in the Highway Fund to purchase equipment.

B.     Town Recreation Commission – reported that two quotes were received for digging out the creek  along the railroad tracks to alleviate Spring flooding of the baseball field, with the lowest bid being $3,500.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele, to obtain one more bid then go with the lowest bid; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-134)

C.     Town Planning Board – Councilman Handy stated that he would like to be appointed to the Planning Board beginning January 1, 2002.  Motion to approve by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-135)

Public Comment – none

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert, to pay vouchers #11-308 through #11-340; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-340)

Adjourn – Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-137)

Meeting adjourned 7:40 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES – October 29, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a special town board meeting on October 29, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise)

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Discussion took place regarding the 2002 Tentative Budget, with the following motion:

Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to increase DB 51130.2 by $7,267.00 and decrease the appropriated fund balance by $8,581.00 with  DB 1001 increased by $15,848.00 to be raised by property taxes; failed 3-2.  Dygert, Nagele & Stagliano voting no. (Res. #01-125)

Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Dygert to accept the proposed changes resulting in increasing the Fire Protection by $.12/thousand to $1.67/thousand; General $2.65/thousand; Part-Town $.91/thousand; Highway 0; Fire $1.67/thousand; and Consolidated Board of Health $.15/thousand; passed 3-2, Handy and Hezel voting no.  (Res. #01-126)

Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Nagele to hold a Public Hearing on the Preliminary Budget on November 15, 2001, at 6:45 p.m.; passed 5-0.  (Res. #01-127)

Adjournment – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 5-0. Res. #01-128)  Meeting adjourned 8:22 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BUDGET WORKSHOP BOARD MINUTES – October 22, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a budget workshop on October 22, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Enterprise);  Joseph Kuntzsch

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

The Town Board reviewed the Tentative Budget as presented by Supervisor Stagliano.  Discussion on changing from three elected assessors to one appointed took place. 

Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Nagele to set October 29, 2001, as the date for another special meeting/workshop for the 2002 budget; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-123)

Adjourn – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-124)  Meeting adjourned 8:40 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – October 18, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on October 18, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent; & Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, to adopt the agenda, seconded by Handy; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-115)

Public Comment – none.

Minutes – Motion by Handy, seconded by Dygert to accept the minutes of 9/20/01; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-116)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Dygert, seconded by Hezel to accept the Town Clerk’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s and Recreation Commission reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-117)

Old Business

A.      Linter Rd. – Supervisor Stagliano has contacted Northeast Surveyors and a meeting will be held on October 24th at 2:00 p.m.

B.     Suits – Attorney Mastromoro reported that a hearing will be held in Town Court on October 24, 2001 to determine whether Suits has violated the agreement reached in March.

New Business

A.      Town of St. Johnsville Planning Board – Motion to accept the resignation of Greg Caringi; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-118)

B.     Town Recreation Commission – Both Village and Town Recreations Commissions have voted to ask each respective government board to enter into a Joint Recreation Commission, within a 90 day time period.  Motion to have Supervisor Stagliano contact the Village regarding a Joint Recreation Commission; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-119)

C.     2002 Tentative Budget – presented by Supervisor Stagliano.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to schedule a workshop for October 22, 2001, at 7:00 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-120)

Public Comment – none.

Audit – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel, passed 5-0. (Res. #01-121)  Voucher #10-284 through 10-307

Adjourn – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-122)  Meeting adjourned 7:35 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – September 20, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on September 20, 2001 at 6:55 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Absent:  Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Joseph Kuntzsch, Land Use Officer; Darren Bellen & Jack & Melody Pollitt

Public hearing 6:55 p.m. on Local Law No. 1 of 2001 “A Local Law of the Town of St. Johnsville Relating to Notice of Highway Defects”.  No one from the public spoke.  Public hearing closed at 7:01 p.m.6:55 p.m.

A moment of silence was observed for the victims and their families of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001.

Meeting called to order 7:05 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Lynn M. Stever, absent

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Handy, to amend agenda to include Linter Rd. under Old Business and Fall Clean-up and Adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2001 under New Business; seconded by Hezel, passed 5-0. (Res. #01-104)  Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to accept amended agenda; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-105)

Public Comment – none.

Town Clerk Minutes – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept the minutes of 8/23/01; passed. 5-0. (Res. #01—106)

Departmental Reports – Motion to accept by Handy, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0.  (Res. #01-107)

Correspondence – distributed to all board members.

Old Business

A.      Planning Board Resignation – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy to accept the resignation of Walter Nugent as a Planning Board member; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-108)

B.     Linter Road – discussion followed on a proposed agreement between the Town of St. Johnsville and Mr. & Mrs. John Pollitt regarding an exchange of land along Pine Grove Rd. for land along Linter Rd., which would allow emergency access to residents along Pine Grove Rd.  Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel, that the Town Board resolves to exchange title of a portion of Linter Road property to Mr. & Mrs. John Pollitt in exchange for title from Pollitt’s to a portion of their lands along Linter and Pine Grove Roads, with the specific areas to be determined subsequently by the Town Board regarding the relevant boundaries and equivalent values of such parcels.  Supervisor and Councilman Handy are directed to meet with the Pollitt's and Northeast Land Surveyors to obtain specifications; passed 4-1, Councilman Dygert voting no. (Res. #01-109)

C.     Local Law No. 1 of 2001 – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel to adopt; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-110)

D.     Fall Clean-Up – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to hold a Fall Clean-Up October 4th, 5th & 6th from 6:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. for Town of St. Johnsville residents; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-111)

E.      Town Recreation Commission Request – the Recreation Commission has requested that the Highway Department use town equipment to dig out a creek bed that runs behind the baseball field, on the Manikas property east to the Town property.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel that this be done by the Highway Department and that they also clean out the underpass between the Dibbles property and Springer’s  Inc. in an effort to avoid Spring flooding of the baseball field; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-112)

F.      Vacancies – it was agreed to have the Clerk advertise for the vacancies that exist on the Planning Board and the Board of Appeals.

Public Comment – none.

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept Abstract #9 (Voucher #09-250 through #09-281); passed 5-0. (Res. #01-113)

Adjournment – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-114)  Meeting adjourned 8:25 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – August 23, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on August 23, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (C-S-E); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Ralph George & Joseph Kuntzsch

*6:45 p.m. Interview Joseph M. Kuntzsch for the position of Land Use Enforcement Officer

Meeting called to order 7:30 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel to amend the agenda by adding under New Business (Creation of Term of Office for LUEO/Appointment of LUEO/Chamber Request); passed 5-0. (Res. #01-089)  Motion by Handy, seconded by Dygert to accept the agenda as amended; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-090)

Public Comment – Ralph George questioned the board why the trucks are still being parked on town property, he wants the board to chain off the driveways.  He also said the cement plant is staring at 6:00 a.m. and wants something done about it.  Attorney Mastromoro stated that the Town of St. Johnsville Land Use Law states quiet time as 9:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Town Clerk Minutes – minutes of 7/19/01 accepted by Dygert, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-091)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert to accept the Town Clerk’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s, Planning Board Minutes and Town Recreations Commission Minutes; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-092)

Old Business

A. Linter Road Negotiations – Supervisor Stagliano presented a letter he received from Mr. & Mrs. Pollitt dated 8/13/01 with a proposal that they will move their fence back 10’ in each direction on the corner in exchange for leaving their fence where it is along Linter Rd.  Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Dygert to have Attorney Mastromoro send a letter to the Pollitt’s  stating that this proposal is unacceptable and the fence and concrete driveway which is on town property must be removed within 30 days; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-092)

B. Other – none.

New Business

A. LUEO Term of Office – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel that the term of office for the Land Use Enforcement Officer and the Code Enforcement Officer will be on calendar year (1/1-12/31); passed 5-0. (Res. #01-093)

B. LUEO Appointment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to appoint Joseph M. Kuntzsch for the remainder of 2001 at a salary of $600.00; passed 5-0. (Res.#01-094)

C. Chamber of Commerce Request – Councilman Hezel has been asked to approach the board to see if some Springfest activities could be held on town property (such as rides, barbecues, etc.)  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano to consider the request and look into the insurance aspects; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-095)

D. Planning Board Resignations – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy to accept the resignation of Robert B. Feagles, Sr. as a Planning Board member, ffective July 17, 2001; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-096)  Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to accept the resignation of Joseph M. Kuntzsch as a Planning Board member, effective August 23, 2001; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-097)

E. Prior Notice of Highway Defects Law – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Handy to adopt proposed law for consideration and hold a public hearing on September 20, 2001, at 6:55 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-098)

F. Highway Parking Lot – Motion by Dygert, seconded by Stagliano to inform the Highway Superintendent to chain both driveways to the highway garage; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-099)

G. Executive Session for Personnel/Potential Litigation – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-100) 8:25 p.m.  Motion to return to regular session by Stagliano, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-101 8:40 p.m.

H. Other/Suits Violations – Attorney Mastromoro reported that he received a report from the Code Enforcement Officer regarding violations that still exist at 7293 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY,  which is a violation of the court ordered clean-up.  Attorney Mastromoro asked the board whether they had any objections to him contacting the court; no objects were noted.

Public Comment – none

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept vouchers #08-224 through 08-248 for payment; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-102

Adjournment – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-103  Meeting adjourned 8:50 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – July 19, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on July 19, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Ralph George & Joseph Kuntzsch

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Handy, seconded by Dygert; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-081)

Public Comment – Ralph George questioned the board why the trucks are still being parked on town property.  He also presented pictures of Fulmont Ready-Mix, Inc. stating that dust continues to be a problem.  Peter Battisti requested that the board have the town highway garage land surveyed. 

Town Clerk Minutes – minutes of 6/21/01 accepted by Dygert, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-082)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert to accept the Town Clerk’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s, Planning Board Minutes and Historian’s Annual 2000 Report; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-083)

Old Business

A. Planning Board Survey – Joseph Kuntzsch reported that 386 surveys have been sent out and to date, 70 have been returned.

B. Planning Board – proposed changes will be presented next month.

C. Suits – deadline for clean-up conditions is 7/31/01.  Charles Chapman, CEO will be conducting an inspection of the property.

New Business

A. Linter Road Negotiations – Attorney Mastromoro reported that Councilman Handy spoke with Mrs. Pollitt and they are interested in keeping their fence on the town property in exchange for property along Tisi Rd.  After a lengthy discussion, the following resolution was passed:  Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to grant a right-of-way to Pollitt’s along Linter Road to where their fence is now and to remove their concrete driveway to exactly their fence line, for exchange of a right-of-way along Tisi Rd. for the purposes of a fire lane.  The fence along Tisi Rd. would be moved back to the trees.  The fence along the corner of Linter Rd. and Tisi Rd. would be moved back to immediately in front of the three trees in a curved line to allow for emergency vehicle access for residents on Tisi Rd., as per a mutually agreed upon boundary marking located on the properties, to be constructed by Councilman Handy and the Pollitt's.  The proposed boundary markings will be in place by the next board meeting to allow town board members to physically observe them; passed 3-2.  Nagele and Dygert voting no.  (Res. #01-084)

B. Land Use Enforcement Officer – one applicant (Joseph Kuntzsch) has applied for the position.  A conflict does exist since Mr. Kuntzsch is a member of the Planning Board.  Mr. Kuntzsch questioned whether he would be interviewed for the position is he agreed to resign as a Planning Board member; it was agreed that he would.

C. Town Land Survey – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy to have Attorney Mastromoro check with KCS Abstract for a town abstract and whether any survey is filed, if no survey exists, authorization was given to Attorney Mastromoro to contact Northeast Land Surveyors to have the land surveyed; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-085)

D. Palatine Church Research – Attorney Mastromoro said that the research done by the Montgomery County Historical Society involved a lot of work, and felt the town might consider sending a donation for their time.

E. Highway Agreement – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel to sign the proposed highway agreement to spend highway monies as presented by Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent for $33,000.00 for Beardslee Rd. and Linter Rd.; passed 4-1, Stagliano voting no. (Res. #01-086)

F. Resignation – Joseph Kuntzsch resigned as Planning Board member effective 7/19/01, then later rescinded his resignation.

G.Town Parking – parking for special circumstances on town property must be authorized by the Town Board.

H. Land Use Enforcement Officer – interviews will be conducted prior to the August board meeting at 6:45 p.m.

Audit – Motion to accept the audit (#07-206 through 07-223) by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-087)

Adjournment – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Stagliano; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-088)  Meeting adjourned 9:50 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – June 21, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on June 21, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Absent:  Peter D. Battisti, Sr., Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Harvey Brundage, Jr.; John & Melody Pollitt; Robert Marino & Joseph Kuntzsch

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-071)

Public Comment – John & Melody Pollitt addressed the board regarding the survey conducted on Linter Road.  They were deeded by Northeast Land Surveyors an additional three feet to border the Town.  The Pollitt’s stated that they were unaware that the boundary stakes included that additional three feet, and therefore they erected their fence past the stakes and would now like to renegotiate for, or purchase the land that their fence is on from the Town.  It was agreed that the board will address this situation in an executive session and have Attorney Mastromoro contact the Pollitt’s with any proposed agreements the board reaches.

Town Clerk’s Minutes – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept the minutes of 5/17/01; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-072)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to accept the Town Clerk’s and Code Enforcement Officer’s Monthly Reports and the Planning Board minutes of 6/12/01; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-073)

Old Business

A.      Land Use Enforcement Officer – Water Nugent requested to be on the agenda to discuss this position with the board; however, he did not show.

B.     Hanson Aggregates – Supervisor Stagliano stated that he met with Mr. Don Sheldon regarding a request received from Mrs. Melanie Shuster to lower the severity of their blasting to alleviate damage that is being done such as loss of area wells (Feagles) and broken windows and foundations.  Mr. Sheldon stated that the last blast was a smaller blast, but he will meet with Mr. & Mrs. Robert Feagles, Sr. of Kennedy Road to discuss their well situation.

New Business

A.      Planning Board Survey – Joseph Kuntzsch stated that he has a voucher in to cover postage for mailing their survey, and that the survey has a return date of August 15, 2001.

B.     Planning Board Forms – Joseph Kuntzsch addressed the board regarding proposed forms that the Planning Board has devised.  The board made recommendations to the form which included an applications number on top, to state pages 1 of 3 etc., numbering and dating of each form, a copy of the deed should be attached, drawing should be made to scale, Land Use Enforcement Officer should include photographs and a checklist for the homeowner and Land Use Enforcement Officer to follow should be included.

C.     Subdivision Regulations – Attorney Mastromoro has reviewed the Planning Board’s recommendations, which includes the eliminating the definitions for Subdivision in the Land Use Law.  Attorney Mastromoro stated that eliminating the definition would not be clear, because it doesn’t make clear whether it is a physical or legal subdivision.  Joseph Kuntzsch stated that a new parcel number is what would constitute a division, whether minor or major.  Further review will be necessary.

D.     Fire Lanes – due to the problems on Linter Road, Supervisor Stagliano asked Attorney Mastromoro to review with the Town Board as to who enforces fire lanes and how they are determined.  Attorney Mastromoro stated that designating a fire lane on private property falls under the jurisdiction of the Code Enforcement Officer.  The Code Enforcement Officer is authorized to designate a fire lane for the health, safety and welfare of inhabitants in the area to allow emergency access.  The St. Johnsville Fire Department said that upon a town wide review, the East Creek area constitutes a problem with apparatus reaching some of the secondary roads and right-of-ways.

E.      Town Parking – Councilman Dygert said he has been contacted by a resident of the town asking if the tractor trailers currently using the town property as a parking lot could be removed.  Supervisor Stagliano said that town property should be used as a parking lot.  Motion by Dygert to install double chain barriers on both sides of the town driveway to prevent parking of tractor trailers and other vehicles on town property, with any emergency situations to come before the board for approval, no second was received.  Deputy Highway Superintendent Harvey J. Brundage, Jr. suggested checking with the town’s insurance carrier and put up a sign indicating “no unauthorized parking on Town Property – all unauthorized vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense.  By Order of the Town Board”.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Dygert to construct signs for the town property restricting parking unless on town business; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-074)  These signs should be purchased from Montgomery County.

F.      Highway Agreement – Supervisor Stagliano received a copy of the proposed highway agreement and provided copies for the town board.  He stated that the figures agree with the town budget, but it was agreed that further discussion should take place between the board and the highway superintendent prior to signing.

Public Comment – Joseph Kuntzsch questioned the board regarding the position of Land Use Enforcement Officer.  Supervisor Stagliano said that the board has received on letter of application and they will wait until the end of June for any further applications, then interviews will be conducted.

Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Dygert to enter into an executive session for the purpose of real property negotiations; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-075)  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy to include the Attorney and Town Clerk in the executive session; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-076)  9:05 p.m.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to return to regular session; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-077)  9:45 p.m.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano to authorize Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town to negotiate with the Pollitt’s on a land exchange and to also review the position of Land Use Enforcement Officer position for any conflict of interest with Joseph Kuntzsch as an applicant; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-078)

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to authorize payment of vouchers #06-172 through 06-204; passed 5-0. (res. #01-079)

Adjournment – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-080)  Meeting adjourned 9:49 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – May 17, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on May 17, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer; Joseph Kuntzsch; Melanie Shuster & Mrs. Douglas Bauer

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert to amend the budget to include Deputy Highway Superintendent Stipend under Old Business-Other; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-061)  Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele to adopt amended agenda; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-062)

Public Comment – Melanie Shuster addressed the board regarding the severity of blasts by Hanson Aggregates.  She said they have lost their barn water, a stone wall in her house foundation has suffered damage and has had numerous broken windows.  She also reported that neighboring property owners (Feagles) also have lost their water in a well that they had drilled 2 years ago, Ripeppi’s Restaurant has water in their basement and wall damage, (Flanders) have reported broken windows.  She is asking that the board meet with Hanson and ask that they lower the severity of the blasts.  Supervisor Stagliano said that with board approval he will meet with Don Sheldon of Hanson Aggregates and see if something can be done.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to authorize the Supervisor to contact Hanson; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-063) 

Minutes – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to approve the minutes of April 19, 2001; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-064)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert to accept the Town Clerk's and Code Enforcement Officer’s monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-065)  Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to accept the Town of St. Johnsville Planning Board minutes  of May 8, 2001; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-066)

Correspondence – Local Waterfront Revitalization Project public hearing is scheduled for May 21, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House, 16 Washington St., St. Johnsville, NY.  Councilman Hezel presented the newest Planning Board guide for the State of New York to the Town Board and Planning Board. 

Old Business

A.      Land Use Enforcement Officer – Joseph Kuntzsch, Secretary of the Planning Board presented a proposed job description for the position of LUEO, along with a recommendation that the salary be increased to $1,500.00 annually.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano to authorize the Town Clerk to place an ad in the newspaper that the Town Land Use Enforcement Officer position is vacant, using the proposed job description, with salary to be determined; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-067)

B.     Councilman Hezel stated that the Town of St. Johnsville paid the Montgomery County Planning Board approximately $5,000.00 for help to all towns with their master plans, annual reports, etc.  He stated that this money should be refunded to the town for 1994, 1995 & 1996.

C.     Deputy Highway Superintendent – Harvey J. Brundage, Jr. is currently the deputy.  Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert to increase Harvey’s salary an additional $.50/hour year round, beginning with the next pay period (5/21/01) to compensate for added responsibilities; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-068)  Supervisor Stagliano also stated that the “Agreement to Spend Highway Money” still needs to be signed.

New Business

A.      Planning Board Survey – the Town Clerk is to obtain mailing labels for the Planning Board, and the changes to the survey, as requested by the town board, will be made prior to mailings.

B.     Spring Clean-Up – it was reported by Councilman Dygert that 18 dumpsters and a total of 73.92 tons were collected, with the cost of $6,249.00.  It was agreed to limit the Fall Clean-Up to three days and the hours to 4:30 p.m.

Public Comment – Melanie Shuster addressed the board stating that she is happy with the way the board conducts business and thanked them for their help by meeting with Hanson Aggregates.

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to pay vouchers #05-142 through 05-171; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-069)

Adjournment – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-070)  Meeting adjourned 7:54 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – April 19, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on April 19, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean handy; Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Chris Watkins (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Harvey Brundage, Jr.;  & Joseph Kuntzsch

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-048)  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to add to the agenda the appointment of the Planning Board Chairman; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-049)

Public Comment – none

Minutes – 3/15/01 Motion to accept by Nagele, seconded by Hezel; passed 5-0 (Res. #01-050)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Dygert, seconded by Nagele to accept the Town Clerk’s monthly report, Code Enforcement Officer’s monthly report and the Code Enforcement Officer’s annual report; passed 5-0 (Res. #01-051)

Correspondence – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano to accept the following; passed 5-0 (Res. #052)

1.  Resignation of the Interim Land Use Enforcement Officer.

2.      Board of Health minutes and appointment of Dr. Rockwell.

3.      Montgomery County Planning Board minutes.

4.      Twn. St. Johnsville Planning Board minutes of 3/20/01 & 4/10/01.

Old Business

A.      Linter Road – the surveyor still needs to mark the boundaries.

New Business

A.      Planning Board Survey – Joseph Kuntzsch addressed the board regarding the survey that they would like to send to all residents of the town.  Councilman Hezel feels that this survey should explain that it is for town residents only and the difference between the village and town should be explained, also Item #6 & #7 should give examples of commercial and industrial ventures, Item #4 (f) should be Other, and all spelling errors should be corrected.  The Clerk is to contact Montgomery County Real Property for a price on mailing labels.

B.     Spring Clean-Up – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Handy to hold 5/7-5/12/01 M-Thr. 6-4:30 p.m. & F-Sat 6-6:00 p.m., with same restrictions as in the past; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-053)

C.     Land Use Enforcement Officer – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel to accept the resignation of Charles Chapman, effective 4/30/01 as Land Use Enforcement Officer; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-054)  It was asked that the newspapers mention that the town is currently looking for an individual to fill this position, and the Planning Board was also asked if they had any recommendations.

D.     Local Waterfront Revitalization Project – Motion by Handy, seconded by Hezel to hold a Public Hearing on this Joint Project on May 21, 2001 at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House, 16 Washington St., St. Johnsville, NY; passed 5-0 (Res. #01-055)

E.      Building Renovations – Supervisor Stagliano said that additional office space is needed at the town hall.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Nagele to authorize Supervisor Stagliano to contact William Cooper, Architect to come to a meeting to meet with the board for ideas; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-056)

F.      Planning Board Chairman – upon the recommendation from the Planning Board, the motion was made by Hezel, seconded by Handy to appoint Walter C. Nugent as Chairman for the remainder of 2001; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-057)

G.     Subdivision Regulations – Joseph Kuntzsch stated that the Planning Board met and recommended changing the Subdivision Regulations as presented by the Montgomery County Planning Board.  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to send the proposed changes to Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town for review and discussion at next month’s meeting; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-058)

Public Comment – Joseph Kuntzsch addressed the board regarding the Land Use Enforcement Officer position.  He stated that he would like to see the salary higher, because he feels it would be hard to get someone for the current $600.00/yr.

Audit – Motion by Handy, seconded by Stagliano to pay vouchers #04-100 through 04-141; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-059)

Adjournment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Dygert to adjourn; passed 5-0. (Res. #01-060)  Meeting adjourned 7:50 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – March 15, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on March 15, 2001, at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Absent:  Dean Handy; Councilman & Peter Battisti, Hwy. Superintendent

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Harvey Brundage, Jr.; John Pollitt & Joseph Kuntzsch

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Dean Handy absent

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-040)

Public Comment – none.

Minutes – 1/3/01, 1/18/01 & 2/5/01 Motion to accept by Dygert, seconded by Hezel; passed 4-0.  (Res. #01-041)

Departmental Reports – Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Office & Town Justice reports accepted with a motion by Dygert, seconded by Nagele; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-042)

Correspondence – distributed to all board members.

Old Business

A.      Truck Committee Report – nothing to report.

B.     Annual Code Enforcement Officer Report – will be done when weather permits.

New Business

A.      Authority of Superintendent of Highways – Attorney Mastromoro informed the board that he has contacted the Association of Towns over a question when the hours for the Highway Department would change from four 10 hour days to five 8 hour days.  The Association of Towns said that the Highway Superintendent establishes the hours for his department along with hiring and firing of highway employees.  The resolution passed by the town board in 1988 regarding no overtime was not legal.  The town board agreed that they need to set a standard for the Highway Superintendent to follow based on the budget and the Purchasing Policy for equipment purchases.  It was also agreed that the Highway Agreement still needs to be approved by the board, however, the document does need updating.

B.      Annual Financial Report – Supervisor Stagliano electronically mailed the report on February 28, 2001 and the legal has been advertised.

C.      Planning Board Appointment – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Nagele to appoint Gregg Caringi to the vacancy on the Planning Board; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-043)  It was agreed that all three interviews were good and that the Town Clerk thank them for their interest and inform them that we still have two vacancies on the Zoning Board of Appeals and one vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review if they would be interested.  It was also agreed that the Planning Board should come to the Town Board with any recommendations for a Chairman.  The next Planning Board meeting will be March 20, 2001 at 7:30 p.m. (Key to the front door given to Joseph Kuntzsch)

D.      2000 Town Justice Annual Report – Motion to accept by Nagele, seconded by Hezel; passed. 4-0. (Res. #01-044)

E.      Justice Teleconference – A request by Justice Haak to attend a teleconference was received.  Motion to approve his attendance by Hezel, seconded by Dygert; passed 4-0. (Res.#01-045)

F.      2000 Census – Figures have decreased from the 1990 census as follows:

T. St. Johnsville (7 ½% decrease)                  2,565 (2000) 2,773 (1990)

V. St. Johnsville (7.7% decrease)                   1,685 (2000) 1,825 (1990)

Montgomery Co.                                         49,708 (2000)    51,981 (1990)

G.     Land Use Amendments – The Town Board has still received a reply from the Planning Board.  Joseph Kuntzsch will try to get the information from past Chairman, Joseph Sokol.

H.      T. St. Johnsville vs. Suits – conviction  based on an agreement reached on March 15, 2001.  Suits’ pled guilty on the “Property Maintenance Law” with a stipulations that if they comply with all terms and conditions by July 31, 2001, then no monetary or jail term will be imposed.  If terms are not met, the reasons for failure to comply could be brought into court, with court to determine just cause.  The Town would not have to prove guilt.  Items included in the clean-up are that all vehicles wither be removed or licensed, registered and insured; all wood pallets on premises, except for existing fence, have to be stacked in an orderly fashion to the rear of the premises; refrigerators, tin and all machine parts will be removed; brush in the yard will be cleared to alleviate a fire hazard; and the clean-up is subject to interim checks by the Code Enforcement Officer with 24 hour notice.

I.         Planning Board – a notice of a Spring training for Planning Department was given to Joseph Kuntzsch.

Public Comment – John Pollitt addressed the board regarding the Suits’ property.  He feels that the Town has no right to “run him off” just because they don’t like the looks of his property.  Supervisor Stagliano said it is a matter of no running water or plumbing, and at the time a child was living there, along with violations of the NYS Uniform Fire & Building Code.

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept vouchers #03-064 through 03-099; passed 4-0.  (Res. #01-046)

Adjournment – Motion by Dygert, seconded by Hezel; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-047)  Meeting adjourned 7:59 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN SPECIAL BOARD MINUTES – February 5, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a special town board meeting on February 5, 2001, at 6:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Dean Handy, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk

Public:  Michelle Bell, Greg Caringi & Edwin Macri (applicants for the Planning Board)

Meeting called to order 6:00 p.m.

Executive Session – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to enter into an executive session for the purpose of conducting interviews for a position on the Town of St. Johnsville Planning Board; passed 5-0. (Res. #02-037)

6:00 p.m.                Michelle Bell

6:15 p.m.                Joseph Sokol (no show)

6:30 p.m.                Greg Caringi

6:45 p.m.                Edwin Macri           6:54 p.m. return to regular session.

Audit – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel to accept vouchers #02-033 through #02-063; passed 5-0. (Res. #02-038)

Adjournment – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano; passed 5-0. (Res. #02-039)  Meeting adjourned 7:00 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MINUTES – January 18, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held a regular town board meeting on January 18, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town; Peter Battisti, Highway Superintendent

Absent:  Dean Handy, Councilman

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer; Melanie Shuster & Walter Nugent

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – D. Handy absent

Adoption of Agenda – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0. (Res. #01-025)

Public Comment – Melanie Shuster addressed the board regarding stray puppies that were dropped near her home on Kennedy Road.  She suggested to the board that they provide a replacement for the Dog Control Officer if he should be unavailable.  The town informed her that we do have an individual to cover should the Dog Control Officer be unavailable, which is on file with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and the NYS Police Department.

Town Clerk Minutes – Minutes of 12/21/00; motion to accept by Dygert, seconded by Hezel; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-026)

Departmental Reports – Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officer and Montgomery County Planning Board Reports received; motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept; passed. 4-0. (Res. #01-027)

Old Business

A.      Authority of Superintendent of Highways – Attorney Mastromoro is draw up a resolution authorizing the Highway Superintendent to make purchases with a cap limit, without town board prior approval for tools and equipment.  It was also stated that the resolution made by the town board authorizing no overtime during the summer was not legal and is void.

B.      Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter – motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept the 2001 contract for $4,000.00 and include on the abstract for payment; passed 4-0.  (Res. #01-028)

C.      Attorney for the Town – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to sign agreement with Attorney Norman L. Mastromoro for $2,500.00/yr. And litigation at $100.00/hr.; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-029)

D.      Deputy Highway Superintendent Stipend – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Nagele to table for the 2/01 regular meeting; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-030)

E.      Appointments – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel to remove the appointments from the table; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-031)

Recreation Commission:  Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to appoint the following; passed 4-0.   (Res. #01-032)

Jason Battisti    Term Expiration:  12/31/01

Kim Chapman    Term Expiration:  12/31/02

Peter Dolan        Term Expiration:  12/31/03

Maria Maynard   Term Expiration:  12/31/04

Floyd Stever       Term Expiration:  12/31/05

Board of Assessment Review:  one vacancy.

Board of Appeals:  two vacancies.

Planning Board:  one vacancy with four applicants.  Applicants will be interviewed at a special meeting to be held on February 5, 2001, at 6:00 p.m. with each applicant allowed 15 minutes.

F.      NYS Snow & Ice Contract – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert to send packet to the Highway Superintendent for his input, numbers and completion of the application; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-033)

G.     Highway Committee – Supervisor Stagliano is appointing a committee of Councilman Handy and Councilman Hezel to schedule and prepare a plan of upgrading, financing and recommended actions to be taken regarding updating the Highway Department equipment for the March 2001 regular meeting.

H.      2/2001 Regular Meeting – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Stagliano to change the date of the February regular meeting to February 26, 2001, at 7:00 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-034)

I.         Dog Control Officer – it was suggested that a letter be sent to John Puznowski reminding him that he must provide back-up when he is unavailable.

J.       February 5, 2001 Special Meeting – meeting will be held at 6:00 p.m. and will consist of an executive session to allow for interviews for the Planning Board applicants, followed by auditing of the bills.

Public Comment – none.

Audit – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele to accept Voucher #01-001 through #01-032; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-035)

Adjournment – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Stagliano; passed 4-0. (Res. #01-036)  Meeting adjourned 7:59 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN ORGANIZATIONAL BOARD MINUTES – January 3, 2001

The Town of St. Johnsville Town Board held an organizational town board meeting on January 3, 2001 at 7:00 p.m., Town Hall, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Randy A. Dygert, Councilman; Ronald A. Hezel, Councilman; Cynthia Nagele, Councilwoman; Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk

Absent:  Dean Handy, Councilman; Peter Battisti, Hwy. Superintendent; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town

Public:  M. Rapacz (The Evening Times); Dick Hency (Courier-Standard-Enterprise); Charles Chapman, Code Enforcement Officer;  Joseph Kuntzsch, & Michelle Bell

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

2001 Wage & Appointment Schedule (See Attached)

Res. #01-001-Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to accept elected officials salaries.

Res. #01-002-Motion by Dygert, seconded by Stagliano to increase Highway Dept. employees to $10.00/hr. and $15.00/hr. for overtime; passed 4-0.

Res. #001-003-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to  pay Registrar with fees collected of $10.00/copy.

Res. #001-004-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 to pay $600.00 to Chairman of Assessors.

Res. #001-005-Motion by Dygert, seconded by Hezel, passed 4-0 to approve the Code Enforcement Officer’s wage at $3,000.00, LUEO wage at $600.00, Dog Control Officer’s wage at $1,200.00, Rabies Response Agent wage at $100.00/case, and the Historian’s wage at $100.00.

Res. #001-006-Motion by Dygert, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 approving $5.50/hr. for Board of Assessment Review Members and Election Workers.

Res. #001-007-Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel, passed 4-0 tabling the Attorney for the Town to the January 2001 regular meeting agenda.

Res. #001-008-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 approving $.32/mile reimbursement.

Res. #001-009-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 approving the Deputy Supervisor as Cynthia Nagele; Town Clerk Deputies as Virginia Fox and Virginia Brundage;  and the Deputy Highway Superintendent as Harvey J. Brundage, Jr.

Anita Smith appointed as Historian by Supervisor Stagliano.

Res. #001-010-Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to appoint Charles Chapman as Code Enforcement Officer.

Res. #001-011-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 to appoint

Charles Chapman as interim Land Use Enforcement Officer.

Res. #001-012-Motion by Dygert, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 to appoint John Puznowski as Dog Control Officer/Rabies Response Agent.

Res. #001-013-Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Hezel, passed 4-0 to appoint Lynn M. Stever as Registrar.

Res. #001-014-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 to table the appointment of Attorney For The Town until the January 2001 regular meeting.

Res. #001-015-Motion by Nagele, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 to table the appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review until the January 2001 regular meeting.

Res. #001-016-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 to table the appointment to fill the vacancy on the Planning Board until the January 2001 regular meeting.

Res. #001-017-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 to table the appointments to fill the vacancies on the Board of Appeals until the January 2001 regular meeting.

Res. #001-018-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Stagliano, passed 4-0 to table the appointments to fill the five-member Recreation Commission until the January 2001 regular meeting.

Res. #001-019-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to designate the Evening Times and the Courier-Standard-Enterprise as the official newspapers.

Res. #001-020-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to designate Central National Bank as the official depository.

Res. #001-021-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Nagele, passed 4-0 to allow the Town Clerk and Town Justice petty cash funds of $100.00 each.

Res. #01-022-Motion by Hezel, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to hold regular monthly meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m.

Res. #01-023-Motion by Nagele, seconded by Dygert, passed 4-0 to accepting the annual update document as the town report.

Highway Deputy Stipend – to be on agenda for January 2001 regular meeting.

Public Comment – Joseph Kuntzsch questioned the expired term of office for the Planning Board.  It was agreed that the member would be a hold-over until the replacement appointment is made.

Adjournment – Motion by Nagele, seconded by Hezel; passed 4-0.  (Res. #01-024) Meeting adjourned 7:24 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

 

06.06.15

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