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Minutes Archive - 2013

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING - December 12, 2013

 

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on December 12, 2013,, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: Gordon Brownell, Councilman

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Michael Cronchite, Ron Hezel

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Councilman Brownell absent

Public Comment – Michael Cronchite addressed the board regarding his recent purchase of the Pollitt’s Welding Shop, and his plans for opening a business.  James Castrucci, CEO said a special use permit is needed because it is in an area designated as Historical.  Supervisor Stagliano said he though that the entire Route 5 area was Commercial, but directed Mr. Cronchite to Dean Handy, Chairman of the Planning Board for clarification.

Minutes – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to accept the minutes of November 14, 2013; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-086)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Millington, seconded by Farber to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer, Dog Control Officer and Historian’s reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-087)

Old Business

  1. Health Insurance - Councilwoman Handy questioned the cost of health insurance for employees Putman and Battisti, as to whether something can be done because William Putman is receiving a benefit that no one else does.  Supervisor Stagliano said that issue should be addressed at the organizational meeting.
  2. LL 2 of 2013 – Attorney Mastromoro made the requested changes the board wanted, he also stated that he did not hear back from Dean Handy.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to adopt as amended for presentation to the public at a public hearing to be held on January 9, 2014, at 6:50 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-088)  Attorney Mastromoro said he will notify Dean Handy via e-mail.
  3. Article 7 Walsh – discussion took place regarding the pending Article 7 with Thomas Walsh for 69 E. Main St.  It was agreed not to settle, but to review the data sheets with the Assessor and proceed to trial in May.  Trial is set for May 12, 2014, at 9:30 a.m.

New Business

  1. Hwy. Dept. – Jeffery Doxtater had nothing new to report.
  2. 2013 Budget Transfers – Supervisor Stagliano will call and end-of-year meeting if he feels it necessary.
  3. Computer Purchase (Supervisor) – Supervisor Stagliano said progress is moving forward and will schedule a meeting with Business Automation Services. They have suggested that the purchase be for a desktop not a laptop due to the increased networking costs with a laptop.
  4. 2014 Organizational Meeting – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to set the Organizational Meeting for January 9, 2014, at 6:30 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-089)

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the vouchers #13-285 through #13-305 and authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-090)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-091)  Meeting adjourned 7:48 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk (jdc)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - November 14, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on November 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Wayne Handy, Lia Marrero, Delie Maddux, Ronald Hezel

*6:45 p.m. Public Hearing on 2014 Preliminary Budget (no one from the public spoke) hearing closed 6:50 p.m.

*6:55 p.m. Public Hearing on Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2013 (Lia Marrero and Delie Maddux both addressed the board regarding this 1 year moratorium on hydrofracking and related practices, stating that they are pleased and would like the board to continue to be informed on this issue); hearing closed 7:01 p.m.

Meeting called to order 7:01 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Public Comment –  none

Minutes – Motion by  Millington, seconded by Brownell to accept the minutes of October 17, 2013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-078)

Departmental Reports - Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer & Dog Control Officer’s monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-079)

Old Business – none

New Business

  1. 2014 Preliminary Budget – review of the Preliminary Budget was done; motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to adopt the 2014 Preliminary Budget with corrections noted; passed 5-0. (Res. #78-080)
  2. LL No. 1 of 2013 – (1 Year Hydrofracking Moratorium) – Attorney Mastromoro addressed the board stating that the Montgomery County Planning Board has approved the moratorium, and that this gives the town one year to review this practice, but it can be a shorter length of time if they feel ok. Motion to adopt LL 1 of 2013, seconded by Brownell; passed 3-2.  Vote: Stagliano, Brownell & Handy ayes, Millington & Farber abstain.  Councilman Farber stated that he wants both sides of this issue looked at, he feels that the board is not doing their job by only listening to people who are against hydrofracking and would like them to read the material from DEC to get the pro sides so an informed decision could be made.  Councilwoman Handy stated that she has read information on both sides of the issue and is strongly against the hydrofracking practices.  Supervisor Stagliano stated that this moratorium allows the municipality time to gather information, both pros and cons and make an informed decision.
  3. Highway Department – Jeffrey Doxtater addressed the board regarding accounts that are over and need transfers done.  Supervisor Stagliano asked that all amendments be addressed at the December meeting, and that one week prior to the December meeting a list of all bills and slips outstanding be given to him, so that budget amendments can be done.
  4. NYMIR – Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to authorize Supervisor Stagliano to sign the agreement increasing the building limit as recommended; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-081)
  5. Local Law No. 2 of 2013 – (Amendments to the Land Use Law) discussion took place, with the decision to leave the shed size as is and to strike “property maintenance” E7 twice.  A motion was made by Handy, seconded by Farber to send back to the Planning Board for further review; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-082)

Motion to enter into an executive session for the purpose of personnel reasons by Farber, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (8:10 p.m.) (Res. #13-083)  Motion to return to regular session by Farber, seconded by Millington with no action taken; passed 5-0. (8:15 p.m.) (Res. #13-084)

Audit - Motion to authorize the Supervisor to pay vouchers #13-261 through #13-284; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-085)

Adjournment – Motion by Brownell, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-085)  Meeting adjourned 8:16 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - October 17, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on October 17, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: William Farber, Councilman

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Lia Marrero, Denise Hulbert, Ronald Hezel and Dean Handy

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Councilman Farber absent

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Millington, seconded by Handy to accept the minutes of September 12, 2013; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-069)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s, Planning Board’s and Historian’s reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-070)

Old Business

  1. Salt Storage Shed – Supervisor Stagliano said he was unable to work the salt storage shed into the 2014 budget and still remain under the 2% tax cap.
  2. Highway Department - Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent reported that three lights are out on the town building and need to be replaced at a cost of approximately $1,000.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to transfer $1,000 from A1990.4 to A1620.4; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-071)  Jeffrey also reported that he is over on account DB5142.4  and DB 5148.4 because he purchased sand and salt this year and also used more fuel for work that was completed.  Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Brownell to amend the budget by $37,738.00 from account DB 911 and increase accounts DB 5142.4 by $7,700, DB 5148.4 by $7,700, DB 5142.4 by $11,169.00 and DB 5148.1 by $11,169.00; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-072)
  3. Accounting Software – Motion by Handy seconded by Stagliano to purchase the Business Automation Services accounting software for the Supervisor at a cost of $13,880.00; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-073)
  4. Proposed Land Use Changes – Attorney Mastromoro presented Local Law No. 2 of 2013 “A Local Law Amending the Land Use Law” to the town board for their review.  After a lengthy discussion, it was agreed that the Planning Board and the Attorney will work further on these amendments and resubmit to the town board.
  5. Hydrofracking Moratorium Ban – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to hold a public hearing on November 14th at 6:55 p.m., pending approval by Montgomery County; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-074)  Lia Marrero spoke from the public regarding the need for informational meetings.  Supervisor Stagliano said she could hold the meetings at the Town Hall, however, she would need to conduct the meeting, that the Town could not be a part of it.

 New Business

  1. 2014 Proposed Budget – Supervisor Stagliano presented the 2014 Tentative  Budget to the board for their review.  Motion to accept the 2014 Tentative Budget as the 2014 Preliminary Budget with a public hearing set for November 13, 2013, at 6:45 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res.#13-075)
  2. Other – none

 Audit – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept voucher #13-231 through #13-260, and authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-076)

Adjournment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to adjourn; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-077)  Meeting adjourned 9:20 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk (jdc)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - September 12, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on September 12, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: Gordon Brownell, Councilman

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Wayne Handy, Ronald Hezel & Neil Clark

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Brownell absent

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept the minutes of August 8, 2013; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-061)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Millington, seconded by Farber to accept the Dog Control Officer’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s & Justice’s monthly reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-062)

Correspondence – suggested Planning Board changes to the Land Use Law & e-mails on Hydrofracking updates.

Old Business

  1. Salt Shed – Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent presented to the board the completed drawings and estimate (24X32 building at a cost of $50,600.00) from Roy Thompson, Bridge Street Architect for their review.  The Supervisor said he will include this estimate in the 2014 Tentative Budget for the board’s review.
  2. Highway Sand/Salt Loading Station – estimates for fixing the loading station were presented, which included the cost of steel and rental of a lift.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to transfer $4,000 from DB915 Fund Balance to (+) DB522 and (+) DB 5130.4; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-063)
  3. Highway Superintendent’s Computer – Jeff reported that he is need of a computer; his current one was a hand –me-down from the Assessor and has contracted a virus.  Councilwoman Handy said she has a friend that has a computer for sale for $100 with Windows 7 on it and will give Jeff his phone number.
  4. Proposed Land Use Changes – it was agreed to ask Attorney Mastromoro and Dean Handy, Chairman of the Planning Board to attend next month’s meeting to present the proposed changes.
  5. Hydrofracking Moratorium – discussion took place regarding a 6 month moratorium.  Motion by Supervisor Stagliano to authorize Attorney Mastromoro to prepare the appropriate paperwork for a Local Law extension for the Hydrofracking Moratorium for a period of 6 months; Tie vote 2-2, resolution died.  Supervisor Stagliano and Councilwoman Handy voting yes, and Councilman Millington and Councilman Farber voting no. (Res.# 13-064)  Motion by  Farber, seconded by Millington to reconsider the above motion, authorizing Attorney Mastromoro to prepare the appropriate paperwork for a Local Law extension for the Hydrofracking Moratorium for a period of 6 months; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-065)
  6. Codes – James Castrucci, CEO reported that he did speak with Village Code Officer, Wayne Horender, and he will provide copies of all building permits that are issued in the Village to the Assessor.

New Business

  1. Small Claims (Walsh) – The Assessor will be out of town for the next two weeks so Attorney Mastromoro will try to reschedule this hearing.
  2. 2014 Budget – Supervisor Stagliano said budget request forms will be distributed next week.
  3. Fall Clean-Up – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to hold a Fall Clean-Up on October 4th & 5th from 7am-3:30 pm, with no appliances, tires to be disposed of a cost of $5 per tire; passed 4-0. (Res.#13-066)
  4. Accounting Software – Supervisor Stagliano presented a proposal from Business Automation Services for Accounting Software to be discussed next month.

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the vouchers #13-209 through #13-230 and authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-067)

Adjournment – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-068)  Meeting adjourned 8:02 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk (jdc)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - August 08 ,2012

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on August 8, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk

Absent: Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Sup.

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Ronald Hezel & Wayne Handy

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent absent

Public Comment –  none

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept the minutes of July 11, 2013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-057)

Departmental Reports – Millington, seconded by Brownell to accept reports from the Town Clerk, Justice, Dog Control Officer/Code Enforcement Officer & Assessor; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-058)

Correspondence – a letter to the board from the Assessor regarding a Small Claims for Thomas Walsh, questioning whether the board will be having Attorney Mastromoro defend the case against the Town.

Old Business

  1. Salt Shed – it was reported that Roy Thompson has not completed the drawings.
  2. Proposed Land Use Changes – nothing received from the Planning Board to date.
  3. Hydrofracking Moratorium – nothing received from the Planning Board to date.
  4. Other – none

New Business

  1. Small Claims – the board agreed to have the Assessor defend her assessment against Walsh in court without Attorney Mastromoro.  It was also agreed to take no action on the Small Claims filed by AT&T.
  2. Codes -  James Castrucci, CEO stated that he files all building permits with the Assessor.  The Village CEO needs to also file copies of permits with the Assessor, and James Castrucci said he will talk to Wayne Horender, Village CEO and let him know that he needs to be forwarding copies to the Assessor.
  3. Dog Issues – The Village Mayor spoke with Supervisor Stagliano and said that he does not want to house or take dogs to the Ayres Shelter.  James Castrucci, DCO said that to his knowledge the Police Department has not had to take any dogs to the shelter, that owners have been found prior to after hours when James would be available to take the animals to the shelter.
  4. 2014 Budget – discussion took place regarding bookkeeping software and computer updating which will need to be in place January 1st.

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept the audit and authorize the Supervisor to pay vouchers #13-187 through #13-208; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-059)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-060)  Meeting adjourned 7:44 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (jdc)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - July 11, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on July 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman (arrived at 8:10 p.m.); Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Ronald Hezel, Lia Marrero & Wayne Handy

***6:45 Opening of diesel bids received ( one bid received from Mohawk Superior Energy Services)***

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present (Farber arriving 8:10 p.m.)

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Brownell, seconded by Millington to accept the minutes of June 13, 2013; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-051)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to accept the Justice, Code Enforcement Officer & Dog Control Officer reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-152)

Correspondence – request from Fort Klock for I Love NY Funds & letter from LeighAnne Loucks, Sole Appointed Assessor

Old Business

  1. Salt Shed – discussion took place regarding the construction of a salt storage building.  Jeffrey Doxtater said he would need a building that would store 200 tons of salt.  It was agreed that Supervisor Stagliano and Highway Superintendent Doxtater will meet with Roy Thompson, Architect who has agreed to provide a drawing for the town.
  2. Sand loading station – Jeff reported that the loading station is in desperate need of repairs.  He has been quoted $4,700 for steel, but would also need to rent a portable welder and a small lift or scaffold.  It was agreed that prices would be worked on for a proposal to the board for next month’s meeting.
  3. Sole Assessor Appointment – Councilwoman Handy said that LeighAnne needs to be reappointed, but would like an update on the property cards that she is working on.  Motion to appoint LeighAnne Loucks to a term of 10/1/13-9/30/2019 as Sole Appointed Assessor for the Town of  St. Johnsville; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-153)

New Business

  1. Diesel Bids – Motion by Millington, seconded by Handy to reject the one bid received since it did not provide a substantial cost savings; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-054)
  2. Fort Klock Request – Supervisor Stagliano will take their request to the Montgomery County Economic Development for the “I Love NY Program”
  3. Land Use Changes – it was agreed to send the proposed changes to Attorney Mastromoro for his review.  It was also agreed that the Town Clerk contact Dean Handy, Chairman of the Planning Board suggesting that they should then meet with Attorney Mastromoro to work on these proposed changes prior to presenting them to the town board.         (Councilman Farber arrived 8:10 p.m.)
  4. Hydrofracking Moratorium Renewal – the moratorium has expired.  The town board said the Planning Board should have studied this and come back to the board with their recommendations.
  5. Highway Department – Jeff reported that he will be over in some of his accounts for this year, due to unforeseen storm work and increases in wages after the budget was passed.  He suggested that increases be discussed during the budget process, rather than at the organizational meeting since the budget is already in place by then.

Audit – Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to authorize the Supervisor to pay vouchers #13-161 through #13-186; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-055)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-056)  Meeting adjourned 8:22 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (jdc)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - June 13, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on June 13, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk

Absent:  Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Ronald Hezel

***6:45 p.m. Propane Bid Opening***

(One bid received from Mohawk Superior Plus Energy for $1.6402/gal. Current with a fluctuating cost based on the Selkirk rack + $.50/gal.)

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the minutes of May 9, 2013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-042)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Dog Control Officer & Code Enforcement Officer’s monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-043)

Old Business

  1. Fire Contract – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept the revised figures presented by the Village of St. Johnsville for Fire Protection  2014 $33,127/ 2015 $33,790/ 2016 $34,465; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-044)
  2. Assessor Re-appointment – Motion by Millington, seconded by Handy to table until next month requesting LeighAnne to attend meeting; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-045)
  3. Salt Shed – discussion took place after reviewing specifications drawn up by Roy Thompson, which includes 6% of the cost of construction for architectural costs.  Various options were discussed with no definite decision made.  It was agreed that the old transfer station be taken down.
  4. Propane Bid – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the only bid received for propane at a current cost of $1.6402/gallon with a fluctuating cost based on the Selkirk rack + $.50/gallon; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-046)
  5. Diesel – Motion by Millington, seconded by Brownell to advertise for diesel bids returnable at the July 2013 regular meeting, with bid opening at 6:45 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-047)
  6. Village Parks & Recreation Band Concerts – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to pay $59.50 as requested for the Town’s cost; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-048)
  7. Land Use Law Proposed Amendments – it was agreed to forward the Planning Board’s requests for changes to Attorney Mastromoro and ask that the Attorney attend the July meeting to discuss.

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by handy to authorize vouchers #13-130 through #13-160 and direct the Supervisor to pay; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-049)

Adjournment – Motion by Millington, seconded by Brownell; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-050) Meeting adjourned 8:02 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - May 9, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on May 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

 

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO & Ronald Hezel

 

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Public Comment – none

 

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the minutes of April 11, 2013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-033)

 

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s and Dog Control Officer’s reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-034)

 

Correspondence – Annual Historian’s Report

 

Old Business – none

 

New Business

  1. 2014-2016 Proposed Fire Contract – discussion took place regarding the 3-year rates which are proposed at a 3.5% increase by the Village of St. Johnsville.  Motion by  Farber, seconded by Millington to have the Clerk write a letter requesting the rates stay within the 2% for the tax cap; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-035)
  2. Assessor Reappointment – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Farber to postpone until next month’s meeting and ask that the Assessor be in attendance; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-036)
  3. Salt Storage Building – as requested by the board Jeff Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent presented a sketch of what he would require.  Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to have Councilman Brownell and Farber take these requirements to Roy Thompson, Bridge Street Architect for architectural approval; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-037)
  4. Security System – Jeff Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent reported to the board that the padlock had been cut to the fuel tanks sometime between April 29th and May 2nd.  Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to authorize Ronald Hezel to purchase a four camera security system from BJ’s; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-038)
  5. Propane – Motion by Millington, seconded by Farber to have the Clerk advertise for sealed bids for the purchase and delivery of propane, with estimated annual usage at 2,500 gallons and bids to be opened on June 13, 2013, at 6:45 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-039)
  6. CHIPS – Jeff Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent reported that the amount in the CHIPS fund is $35,410.78.

 

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept voucher #13-104 through #13-129, and authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-040)

 

Adjournment – Motion by Brownell, seconded by Handy; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-041)  Meeting adjourned 7:59 p.m.

 

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever ,Town Clerk  (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - April 11, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on April 11, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: Vicki Myers, Mang Insurance; James Saracino; Ronald Hezel &James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the minutes of  March 14, 3013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-028)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice’s, Code Enforcement Officer’s, Dog Control Officer’s & Supervisor’s monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-029)

New Business

  1. NYMIR – Vicki Meyers of Mang Insurance did a renewal presentation for the Town Board.
  2. Spring Clean-Up – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to hold Spring Clean-Up at the Town Highway Garage on May 17th & 18th from 7-3:30 p.m. each day; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-030)
  3. Salt Shed – Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent provided the board with a quote for a new salt shed.  Supervisor Stagliano stated that this project would need to go out for bid and prevailing wage paid.  A proposed drawing and specifications will be obtained.
  4. Annual Update Document – Supervisor Stagliano presented and reviewed the Update Document with the board.
  5. Supervisor Position – Supervisor Stagliano informed the board that he will not be running for this position for 2014.

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to authorize the Supervisor to pay voucher #13-081 through #13-104; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-031)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-032)  Meeting adjourned 8:03 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk  (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - March 14, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on March 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Robert Madsen, Ronald Hezel

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – all present

Public Comment – Robert Madsen addressed the board stating that he received papers in the mail notifying him of an exemption removal.  He stated that he came down to the offices and was informed by the Assessor that he did not get his paperwork in by the March 1st deadline..  Mr. Madsen said that not enough effort was put into trying to contact him to remind him of the March 1st deadline; he gave his cell phone number (518-364-0462) to the board stating that he no longer has a home phone.  Supervisor Stagliano stated that his recourse is to file a grievance with the Board of Assessment Review and would get him the necessary paperwork to file that grievance. 

Minutes – Motion by Brownell, seconded by Farber to accept the minutes of 2/14/13; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-022)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice, CEO, DCO & Assessor’s monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-023)

Old Business

  1. Grants – Councilman Farber questioned whether anyone found anything out about grants available for a salt storage building.  Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent said he believes the only grants available would be through a shared services, which the Town decided against.  It was agreed to contact grant writers in the area and ask them to make proposals.

New Business

  1. NYMIR Renewal – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept the proposed renewal and to set up a meeting with Mang Insurance to review and update costs; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-024)
  2. 2013 Highway Agreement – Motion by Handy, seconded by Millington to accept the proposed Highway Agreement by Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Sup. With $37,000.00 in General Repairs for 14.7 miles of road, and no Capital Projects for 2013; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-025)
  3. Road Weight Limit Postings – Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent questioned the board whether they want roads posted this year or not.  It was agreed that Jeff contact Norman Mastromoro in preparation of road postings for 2014, and to go ahead and post this year even though it would not legally be enforceable.

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to accept the audit and authorize the Supervisor to pay vouchers #13-057 through #13-080; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-026)

Discussion took place regarding going out for bids for fuel.  Motion by Farber, seconded by Millington to have the Town Clerk contact the Purchasing Dept. at the County and advertise for bids with their specifications; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-026)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell; passed 5-0. (Res. #13-027)  Meeting adjourned 8:06 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - February 14, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on February 14, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

 

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: Ronald Millington, Councilman

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO, Ronald Hezel

 

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Councilman Millington absent

Public Comment – none

 

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept the minutes of January 9, 2013; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-016)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice, Dog Control Officer’s & Code Enforcement Officer’s monthly reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-017)

 

Old Business – none

 

New Business

  1. Highway Department – Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent addressed the board regarding the condition of the shed that is currently being used to store salt.  He stated that it is in terrible condition and should be demolished.  Discussion took place regarding the building of a new salt storage building; Supervisor Stagliano said there is some money available and it was agreed that Jeff should obtain some pricing and sketches and get back to the board.  Also discussed was the need for a sign for the Town offices and Highway Department; Councilman Farber will work on it.
  2. Personnel Issues – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to enter into an executive session at 7:25 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-018)  Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to return to regular session with no action taken at 7:40 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-019)

 

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept vouchers #13-028 through #13-056 and direct the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-020)

 

Adjournment – Motion by Brownell, seconded by Farber; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-021)  Meeting adjourned 7:41 p.m.

 

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (JDC)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - January 09, 2013

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on January 9, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present:  Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Gordon Brownell, Councilman;  Susan Handy, Councilwoman; William Farber, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Jeffrey Doxtater, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: Ronald Millington, Councilman

Public: James Castrucci, DCO/LUEO

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Councilman Millington absent

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell to accept the minutes of December 13, 2012; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-001)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Handy, seconded by Brownell to accept the Town Clerk’s, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer’s and Dog Control Officer’s monthly reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-002)

Correspondence -  a letter from Ronald Hezel requesting that the town recognize St.Johnsville.com as the official website.

Old Business – none

New Business

  1. 2013 Wage & Appointment Schedule – (see attached) (Res. #13-003 through #13-009)
  2. Town Website – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to designate St.Johnsville.com as the official website and include the yearly designation on the Wage & Appointment Schedule; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-010)
  3. Code Enforcement Officer Policy & Procedure – Motion by Handy, seconded by Farber to accept; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-011)
  4. Codes Fee Schedule – agreed to leave the schedule the same with the exception to include additional overage over 864 sq. ft. to be charged @$.10/sq.ft.
  5. Employee Assistance Program Contract – Motion to accept by Brownell, seconded by Farber; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-012)
  6. Ayres Animal Shelter Contract – Motion to accept the contract for $4,500.00 by Handy, seconded by Farber; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-013)

Audit – Motion by Farber, seconded by Handy to accept voucher #13-001 through #13-028 and authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-014)

Adjournment – Motion by Farber, seconded by Brownell; passed 4-0. (Res. #13-015)  Meeting adjourned 7:55 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk  (JDC)

WAGE & APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE 2013
 
Supervisor                                                $7,904.00
Councilman (4 @ $1,500 ea.)                     $6,000.00
Justice                                                      $5,750.00
Town Clerk/Tax Collector                         $15,500.00
Superintendent of Highways                    $33,500.00
Sole Appointed Assessor (6 yr. Term)      $16,375.00
 
Highway Employees:
 
William Putman                                         $13.74/hr. (+.50)              
Maynard Baker                                         $13.74/hr.                      
Robert Battisti                                          $13.74/hr. date to start
 
Miscellaneous:
Registrar (Fees Collected)                        $10.00/copy - L. Stever         
CEO/LUEO                                                $5,150.00 - J. Castrucci    
Dog Control Officer                                   $1,500.00 - J. Castrucci    
Rabies Response Agent                            $100.00/case - J. Castrucci    
Historian (Supervisor’s Appt.)                   $ 350.00 - A. Smith                    
BAR Chairman                                           $150.00
BAR Members                                           $125.00                         
BAR Training                                             $7.25/hr.     
Supervisor’s Clerk                                     $10.00/hr.                                          
Mileage Reimbursement                             IRS rate - (currently .58/ mi.)                 
Deputy Hwy. Stipend                                  $.50/hr. - William Putman                 
Land Use/Sub. Doc. Fee                             $25.00                                     
Returned Check Fee                                  $25.00                                     
Photocopies                                               $.25/pg. After 1st 4 pgs.            
 
Appointments:
 
Historian                                              Anita Smith (appointed by Supervisor)
Deputy Supervisor                               Susan Handy (appointed by  Supervisor)
Mont. Co. Planning Board Rep.            Ronald Hezel  
Deputy Clerk/Tax Coll./Registrar          Virginia Fox & George Stever (appointed by T. Clerk)
Deputy Hwy. Superintendent                William Putman (appointed by Hwy. Sup.)
Supervisor’s Clerk                                (to be appointed by Supervisor)
Audit Committee                                   Gordon Brownell & William Farber
 
Board of Assessment Review (5 Members)
                                                            Joseph Sokol (2016)
                                                            Janet Shuster (2012)
                                                            Roberta Button (2015)
                                                            Ronald Hezel  (2014)
                                                            Donald Hoffman (2013)
 
Planning Board Members (5 Members)             
                                                            Dean Handy (16
                                                            Paul Flanders (12)
                                                            Melanie Shuster (13)   
                                                            Melinda Sweet (14)
                                                            Vacancy (15)
 
 Board of Appeals (3 Members)
                                                            Robert Smith (2012)
                                                            Vacancy  (2014)
                                                            Michael Yezierski (2013)         
         
Recreation Commission (5 Members)
                                                            Kim Chapman (2012)
                                                            Peter Dolan (2013)
                                                            Lynn Stever (2014)
                                                            Floyd Stever (2015)
                                                            Jason Battisti (2216)
 
 
Official Newspapers:  CSE                                       
Depository: NBT                                                              
Petty Cash Funds: T. Clerk & Justice ($100.00 ea)                              
Monthly Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of ea. Month at 7:00 p.m.               
Accept Annual Update Document as Town Report                            
Adopting Agenda Format (see attached)                                            
Dog Impound Fees (1st offense $25.00)   (2nd offense $50.00)    (3rd offense $75.00)  )


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