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Minutes Archive - 2018

 

2018 - Jan.11 | Feb.8 | Mar.08

 

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING - March 08, 2018

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on March 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present: Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Ronald Hezel, Councilman; Martha Mancini, Councilwoman; Timothy Smith, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town of St. .Johnsville Absent: none

Public: Michael Mancini

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m. Salute to the flag

Roll Call - all present

Public Comment - none

Minutes - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Mancini to accept the minutes of February 8, 2018; passed 5-0. (Res.#18-048)

Departmental Reports - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the monthly reports of the Town Clerk, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer & Dog Control Officer; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-049)

Correspondence - none

Committee Reports - Darin Battisti, Hwy. Superintendent addressed the board regarding a new small truck. He stated that money for a new tractor was requested for the 2018 budget, but he would rather have another small truck, Supervisor Stagliano said that the Highway Superintendent should put together a plan of equipment needs and costs for the board to review.

Old Business

1. Cypress Creek - Martha Mancini stated that she has the five copies of the application from Cypress Creek but does not have the application fee. She stated that the Planning Board has not met since December. Supervisor Stagliano said that he has sent copies of everything to John Reagan from Cypress Creek and is waiting to hear from him.

2. Board Appointments - it was agreed that interviews and the Justice records audit will be conducted on March 15, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.

3. Joint Comprehensive Plan— Supervisor Stagliano reported that the Village has passed a resolution showing interest in a Joint Comprehensive Plan. Martha Mancini stated that she feels it should consist of one Town Board member, 2 Planning Board members and 2 members of the community Supervisor Stagliano stated that he agrees somewhat, but feels no town or planning board members but members of the farming community. He stated that we need a fresh start with no preconceived ideas.

New Business

1. Audit Guidelines - Supervisor Stagliano distributed audit guidelines for the town board members to follow when auditing, explaining how the audit process works.

2. Annual Update Document - the Supervisor's audit has to be filed with the NYS Comptroller's office within 60 days of the end of the year. He reviewed the audit for 2017 with the town board.

3. Code of Ethics - Attorney Mastromoro provided a model code of ethics for the board's review. It was agreed to be placed on the agenda for next month.

Public Comment - none

Audit—(#170818-170836 totaling $13,451.29) Motion by Hezel, seconded by Mancini; passed 5-0. (Re. #18-050)

Adjournment- Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-051) Meeting adjourned 8:20 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever -Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - February 08, 2018

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on February 08, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present: Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Ronald Hezel, Councilman; Martha Mancini, Councilwoman; Timothy Smith, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town of St. ,Johnsville &

Darin Battisti, Hwy. Superintendent

Absent: none

Public: Michael Mancini

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call - all present Public Comment - none

Minutes - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Mancini to accept the minutes of January 11, 2018; passed 5-0, (Res. 418-036)

Departmental Reports - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Dog Control Officer, Code Enforcement Officer & Supervisor's monthly reports; passed 5-0. (Res. 418-037)

Correspondence - NYS Department of Transportation letter regarding our request for a speed limit reduction & letter from Judge Bruce Dye regarding the appointment of his Court Clerk.

Committee Reports - none

Old Business

1.    Councilwoman Mancini requested an executive session with Attorney Mastromoro present for personnel matters. Motion by Mancini, seconded by Hezel to enter into an executive session at 7:15 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-038) Return to regular session at 7:45 p.m. with no action taken.

2.    Joint Comprehensive Plan Town/Village - Supervisor Stagliano stated that he met with the Mayor and a Village Trustee and it was agreed that it would be a good idea. The Village Board met the following Tuesday and they never brought it up to the board.

New Business

1, Cypress Creek - Supervisor Stagliano reported that they have made a counteroffer to our PILOT Program, including a request for a guarantee for years 12-15. Our PILOT Program is for 11 years. Discussion took place with a motion by Mancini seconded by Millington not to extend past the 11 years with a starting point of $150,000; passed 5-0. (Res. 418-039)

2. Records Review - it is required by law that the Town Board review the records of

the Supervisor, Town Clerk/Tax Collector and Justice on an annual basis. Supervisor Stagliano handed out a checklist to all board members of items that will be reviewed and said he will call a special meeting.

3.  Board Vacancies - Supervisor Stagliano stated that a 5G inter-municipal agreement should be in place for the Youth Recreation, Band Concerts, etc., as well as the Planning Board should be decide to have a Joint Planning Board. The Village currently has no members on their Planning Board.

4.  Highway Agreement - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the 2018 Highway Agreement as presented by the Highway Superintendent with $43,000 in General Repairs; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-040) Supervisor Stagliano stated that once the agreement is signed, vouchers will no longer need to be audited by the Town Board. Darin Battisti, Highway Superintendent reported that the new truck is scheduled to go on February 9 to get the wing, plow & sander installed.

5.  Attorney for the Town - Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Millington to appoint Norman L. Mastromoro as Attorney for the Town at a salary of $125.00/hr. plus reimbursables; discussion took place with a motion by Hezel, seconded by Mancini to enter into an executive session at 8:32 p.m.; passed 5-0. (Res. #18­041) Return to regular session at 8:45 p.m. with no action taken. Returned to the original resolution passed 4-1 with Hezel voting no. (Res. #18-042)

6.  Board Vacancies - Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to enter into an executive session to discuss vacancies and candidates at 8:50 p.m.; passed 4-0. (Res. #18-043) Return to regular session at 9:20 p.m. with no action taken.

7.  Code Enforcement Officer/Land Use Enforcement Officer Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to appoint James Castrucci; passed 4-1, Mancini voting no. (Res. #18-044)

8, Interviewing Board Vacancy Candidates - Motion by Supervisor Stagliano, seconded by Smith that interviews will be conducted the same night as the audit of records and the Supervisor will notify everyone of date and time; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-045)

Adjournment Motion by Hezel, seconded by Millington; passed 4-0. (Res. #18-046) Meeting adjourned 9:25 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Stever - Town Clerk

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - January 11 2018

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on January 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m., at the Town Offices, 7431 STHWY 5, St. Johnsville, NY 13452

Present: Dominick Stagliano, Supervisor; Ronald Hezel, Councilman; Martha Mancini, Councilwoman; Timothy Smith, Councilman; Ronald Millington, Councilman; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town of St. .Johnsville Absent: none

Public: Michael Mancini

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call - all present Public Comment - none

Minutes - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the minutes of December 14, 2017; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-001)

Departmental Reports - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer, Dog Control Officer & Historian's reports; passed 5­0.. (Res. #18-002)

Correspondence:

- General Election Results

- Martha Mancini resignation from the Planning Board

- Louise Robusto application letter for Planning Board

- Marcel Falcon application letter for Planning Board

- Martha Mancini application letter for the Board of Appeals

Committee Reports - none

Old Business - Attorney Mastromoro reported that the Flood Plan Law will be mailed out by the January 18, 2018 deadline.

New Business

1. 2018 Montgomery County Snow & Ice Contract - 13.25 miles @ $5,700/mile = $75,525.00; motion by Hezel, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-003)

2. James A. Brennan Animal Shelter - Motion by Millington, seconded by Hezel to accept at a cost of $2,400/yr. ; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-004)

3. Employee Assistance Program - Motion by Millington, seconded by Hezel to accept the contract with St. Mary's Hospital at a cost of$150.0O/yr; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-005)

4. Health Insurance Renewal - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to renew with Excellus Option Hybrid Simple Blue Plus Gold 19 Plan; passed 5-0. (Res. #18­006) William Putman will be a family plan until he has been approved for Child Health Plus for his son, then will change to 2 person.

5. 2018 Wage & Appointment Schedule (Res. #18-007 through #18-025)

Motion by Millington, seconded by Smith to table any appointments and have the Town Clerk advertise all board vacancies, with letters of application due by February 1, 2018; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-026)

Audit — Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to approve vouchers #170760-170773 totaling $10,004.75 and vouchers #170774-170790 totaling $68,095.32; passed 5-0 (Res. #18-027)

Adjourn - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-028) Motion to reopen meeting by Hezel, seconded by Mancini; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-029)

Appointments:

- Dog Control Officer - Motion by Smith, seconded by Mancini to appoint James Castrucci; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-030)

- Registrar - Motion by Mancini, seconded by Millington to appoint Lynn Stever; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-031)

- Code Enforcement Officer - Motion by Mancini, seconded by Hezel to table the appointment of James Castrucci; passed 3-2, Smith and Millington voting no. (Res. # 18-032)

- Land Use Enforcement Officer - Motion by Mancini, seconded by Hezel to table the appointment of James Castrucci; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-033)

- Rabies Response Agent - Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to appoint James Castrucci; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-034)

- Attorney for the Town - Supervisor Stagliano stated that "Town Attorney" has to be a resident of the Town, explaining why we have the designation of "Attorney For The Town" as a contractual amount. No appointment was made at this time.

Adjournment - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Millington; passed 5-0. (Res. #18-035) Meeting adjourned 8:13 p.m.

Submitted by:  Lynn M. Stever Town Clerk

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