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Minutes Archive - 2019

 

2019 - Jan.10 | Feb.14 | Mar.14

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEETING - March 14, 2019

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on March 14, 2019, 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, Floyd Stever, Marcel Falcon, Kathy Buckley, Louise Robusto, Alice Cummings, Donna Sheetes, Shannon Countryman, Robert Smith, Alan Weaver, Dulcie Hart, Renee Swartz & Patricia Christensen

* * Public hearing held at 6.55 p.m. on Local Law No. 1 of 2019, A Local Law Providing For The Administration & Enforcement of the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention & Building Code In The Town of St. Johnsville. Floyd Stever spoke from the public stating that he feels anything the state gets involved in is a mess; hearing closed 7:00 PM.**

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call - Councilman Millington absent

Public Comment - Renee Swartz spoke from the public on behalf of SAVAC. She stated that they are in financial difficulties and are looking for ways to remain open. She stated that they are currently running at 50% and will be forced to decrease even more soon. Councilwoman Mancini stated that the board has asked for their financials and to date has not received anything. The board also questioned what others towns and villages have they gone to. Renee stated that this is their first one, but do plan to address other government bodies to request to have the voters decide if they should be included on their property taxes as a line item. Lynn Stever, Town Clerk addressed the board stating that she feels it would be a horrible burden on the tax payers to fund the ambulance corp. Patricia Christensen stated that when we had industry in St. Johnsville the people volunteered for the ambulance and we not a paid organization. Various ideas such as contacting our legislators, fund raisers, etc. were suggested. Robert Smith addressed the board regarding the appointment for the Planning Board that is scheduled for this meeting. He stated that he feels Melanie Shuster is the last of the original Land Use Law originators and feel her knowledge would be an asset to the town. He suggested the board appoint her to a 2 1/2. term and the "new" member could sit in with no vote, then take over after the 2 ½ years

Minutes - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the minutes of February 14, 2019; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-041)

Departmental Reports - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Millington to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer, Dog Control Officer's monthly reports and the Supervisors Annual Update Document; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-042)

Old Business

1. Consolidated Board of Health - Attorney Mastromoro stated that the Village has agreed to dissolve after June 1, 2019. Motion by Supervisor Stagliano, seconded by Councilman Smith to have Attorney Mastromoro contact the State and see if there any objections; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-043)

2. SAVAC - previously moved to Public Comment section

3. Cypress Creek - discussion took place on a fixed rate and whether the, school and county have adopted anything. No decisions made.

New Business

1. Local Law No. 1 of 2019 - Motion by Mancini, seconded by Hezel for enactment adopting the NYS Building and Fire Code; passed 5-0. (Res. #1-044)

2. Financial Audits - set for April 2019

3. Capital Fund - needs to be set up for equipment

4. Appointments - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to enter into an executive session to discuss appointments; passed 5-0. (8:28 p.m.) Return to regular session with no decisions made (Res. #19-045) (8.56 p.m.) Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to appoint Louise Robusto to the Board of Assessment Review, term expiration 12/31/23; passed 5-0. (Res. #1-045) Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Millington to appoint Mariah McDaniel to the Planning Board, term expiration 12/31/23; passed 4-1 Mancini voting no. (Res. #19-046) Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Millington to appoint Melanie Shuster to the Zoning Board of Appeals, term expiration 12/31/21; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-047) Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to appoint Katrina Caringi to the Joint Comprehensive Plan, with no term expiration; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-048)

Audit - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-049) (#171114­171 136; $23,280.78)

Adjournment - Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith; passed 5-0.(Res. #19-050) Meeting adjourned 9:06 p.m.

Submitted by: Lynn M. Steve Town Clerk 

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - February 14, 2019

A regular meeting of the Town of St. Johnsville was held on February 14, 2019, 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; Lynn Stever, Town Clerk; Norman Mastromoro, Attorney for the Town of St. Johnsville

Absent: Ronald Millington, Councilman

Public: Michael Mancini

Meeting called to order 7:00 p.m.

Salute to the flag

Roll Call – Councilman Millington absent

Public Comment – none

Minutes – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to accept the minutes of January 10, 2019; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-034)

Departmental Reports – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Mancini to accept the Town Clerk, Justice, Code Enforcement Officer, Dog Control Officer’s monthly reports; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-035)

Old Business

  1. Consolidated Board of Health – Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to dissolve the Consolidated Board of Health with all money being returned to the Town; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-036)
  2. Mont. Co. Snow & Ice Contract (revised) – Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to rescind the prior one year contract and approve the new revised contract which included a 2% increase and authorize the Supervisor to sign new revised contract; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-037)

New Business

  1. Code Enforcement Policy – Motion to adopt for presentation Local Law No. 1 of 2019, a Local Law providing for the administration and enforcement of the NYS uniform fire prevention and building code in the Town of St. Johnsville on March 14, 2019, by Hezel, seconded by Mancini; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-038)
  2. Board Vacancies – Interviews are set for February 21st at 6:30 p.m. for the Board of Assessment Review, Planning Board, Board of Appeals and Joint Comprehensive Plan.

Audit – (#171086-#171111, totaling $94,358.45) Motion by Hezel, seconded by Smith to authorize the Supervisor to pay; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-039)

Adjournment – Motion by Millington, seconded by Mancini; passed 4-0. (Res. #19-040)  Meeting adjourned 8:02 p.m.

Submitted by:  Lynn M. Stever, Town Clerk

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WAGE & FEE SCHEDULE 2019 rev.2

OFFICIAL RESOLUTIONS

 

Official Newspapers:  The Recorder/Courier-Standard-Enterprise RH, RM; 5-0 (19-003)

Depository: NBT – TS,RH; 5-0 (19-004)

Monthly Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of ea. Month at 7:00 p.m. –RH, TS; 5-0 (19-005)

Resolution authorizing Supervisor to use a facsimile signature under his control and supervision to sign checks –TS, RH; 5-0 (19-006)

                                   

Petty Cash Funds: T. Clerk & Justice ($100.00 ea.) – RH, MM; 5-0 (19-007)

Official Website Webmaster:  Ronald Hezel – TS, MM; 5-0 (19-008) (www.stjohnsville.com) RH, RM; 5-0 (19-009)

Supervisor     $8,840.00            Stagliano (2019)

Councilman (4 @ $1,700.00 ea.)        $6,800.00      Mancini (2021)

                                                                                          Millington (2021)

                                                                                          Hezel (2019)

                                                                                          Smith (2019)

Justice                                            $13,500.00            Dye (2019)

Town Clerk/Tax Collector         $17,000.00            Stever (2019)

Superintendent of Highways   $36,414.00            Battisti (2019)

Sole Appointed Assessor (6 yr. Term)  $18,000.00   Loucks (2019)

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Registrar (Fees Collected)                        $10.00/copy RH, TS; 5-0 (19-010) L. Stever         

CEO                                                               $4,200.00            RH, RM; 5-0 (19-011)

LUEO                                                             $1,200.00            RH, TS; 5-0 (19-012)

Dog Control Officer                                    $1,530.00            RH, TS; 5-0 (19-013)               

Rabies Response Agent                         $100.00/case       RH,RM; 5-0 (19-014)   

Historian (Supervisor’s Appt.)               $400.00               RH, TS; 5-0 (19-015)

Budget Officer                                          $1,400.00            RH, TS; 5-0 (19-016)

Attorney for the Town of St. Johnsville   $125.00/hr.(+)RM, RH; 5-0 (19-017)        

BAR Chairman *4 hr. min/griev. Day         $150.00            RH, TS; 5-0 (19-018)   

BAR Members *4 hr. min./griev. Day         $125.00            RM, TS; 5-0 (19-019)               

 

APPOINTMENTS

Bookkeeper                                                 Wilder (appointed by Supervisor)

Court Clerk                                                  Stowell  (appointed by Justice)

Historian (Supervisor’s Appointment)            Matthew Rapacz (appointed by Supervisor)

Deputy Supervisor                                       Ronald Millington  (appointed by Sup.)

Deputy Clerk/Tax Coll./Registrar            Virginia Fox & George Stever (Clerk Appt.)

Deputy Hwy. Superintendent                              William Putman (Hwy. Sup. Appt.)

 

EMPLOYEES 

Highway Employees: $17.50/hr. – RH, MM; 5-0 (19-020)

Deputy Hwy. Stipend  $ 1.00/hr. William Putman (straight time only) – RH, RM; 5-0 (19-021)

Bookkeeper $6,120.00/yr. - DS, TS; 5-0 (19-022)

Court Clerk $ 7,200.00/yr. – RH, TS; 5-0 (19-023)

MISCELLANEOUS

BAR Training                                               $ min wage            RH, RM; 5-0. (19-024)

Mile Reimbursement (IRS rate)                $ IRS rate            RH, TS; 5-0. (19-025)

Land Use/Sub. Doc. Fee                            $25.00                      RH, TS; 5-0 (19-026)

Returned Check Fee                                  $30.00                      RH, RM; 5-0 (19-027

Photocopies                                  $ .25/pg. After 1st 4 pgs.            RH, MM; 5-0 (19-028)

Dog Impound Fees

 (1st offense $25.00) (2nd - $50.00) (3rd - $75.00)            RH, MM; 5-0 (19-029)

Building Permit Fees as adopted 1/1/2018             (board agreed to review fees)            

Board of Assessment Review (5)           Joseph Sokol (21)

                                                                        Terry Swartz (22)  

                                                                        Roberta Button (20)    

                                                                        Ronald Hezel  (19)

                                                                        **Vacancy** (23)

 Planning Board Members (5)                   Leslie Larsen (21)

                                                                        Judith Swartz (22)  

                                                                        **Vacancy** (23)   

                                                                        Marcel Falcon (19)

                                                                        George Haines (20)

Board of Appeals (3)                                  Robert Smith (20)  

                                                                        Michael Yerzinski (19)

                                                                       **Vacancy** (21)

Motion by Stagliano, seconded by Smith to advertise for above vacancies, along with a position on the Joint Comprehensive Plan, returnable by February 1, 2019; passed 5-0. (Res. #19-030)

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TOWN BOARD MEETING - January 10, 2019

 

WAGE & FEE SCHEDULE 2019 rev.1

OFFICIAL RESOLUTIONS

Official Newspapers:  The Recorder/Courier-Standard-Enterprise

Depository: NBT –

Monthly Meeting Date: 2nd Thursday of ea. Month at 7:00 p.m. –

Resolution authorizing Supervisor to use a facsimile signature under his control and supervision to sign checks –

Petty Cash Funds: T. Clerk & Justice ($100.00 ea.) –

Official Website (www.stjohnsville.com) Webmaster:  Ronald Hezel –

 

ELECTED & FIXED TERM ANNUAL SALARIES                                           

Supervisor                                                                $   8,840.00   Stagliano (2019)

Councilman (4 @ $1,700.00 ea.)                            $   6,800.00   Mancini (2021)

                                                                                                              Millington (2021)

                                                                                                              Hezel (2019)

                                                                                                              Smith (2019)

Justice                                                                       $ 13,500.00            Dye (2019)

Town Clerk/Tax Collector                                     $ 17,000.00            Stever (2019)

Superintendent of Highways                                $ 36,414.00            Battisti (2019)

Sole Appointed Assessor (6 yr. Term)               $ 18,000.00            Loucks (2019)

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS

Registrar (Fees Collected)                        $ 10.00/copy                   

CEO                                                                $ 4,200.00         

LUEO                                                              $ 1,200.00         

Dog Control Officer                                     $ 1,530.00                                 

Rabies Response Agent                           $ 100.00/case            (County reimbursed)  

Historian (Supervisor’s Appt.)                 $ 400.00

Budget Officer                                             $ 1,400.00         

Attorney for the Town of St. Johnsville         $125.00/hr. plus reimbursables  

BAR Chairman *4 hr. min/griev. day               $150.00                                             

BAR Members *4 hr. min./griev. day              $125.00                                 

 

APPOINTMENTS

Bookkeeper                                                     Wilder (appointed by Supervisor)

Court Clerk                                                      Stowell  (appointed by Justice)

Historian (Supervisor’s Appointment)            Matthew Rapacz (appointed by Supervisor)

Deputy Supervisor                                            Ronald Millington  (appointed by Sup.)

Deputy Clerk/Tax Coll./Registrar            Virginia Fox & George Stever (Clerk Appt.)

Deputy Hwy. Superintendent                          William Putman (Hwy. Sup. Appt.)

 

EMPLOYEES

Highway Employees:            $17.50/hr.

Deputy Hwy. Stipend $ 1.00/hr. William Putman (straight time only)

Bookkeeper $6,120.00/yr.

Court Clerk $ 7,200.00/yr.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

BAR Training                                                   $ (Min. Wage) 

Mile Reimbursement (IRS rate)                    $ (IRS Rate)

Land Use/Sub. Doc. Fee                                $25.00            

Returned Check Fee                                      $30.00            

Photocopies                             $ .25/pg. After 1st 4 pgs.         

Dog Impound Fees

 (1st offense $25.00) (2nd - $50.00) (3rd - $75.00)  

Building Permit Fees as adopted 1/1/2018                                 

 

***This Page to be updated at the next Board Meeting. Newspaper Ad's will be published for all Vacancies.

  

Board of Assessment Review (5)           Joseph Sokol (21)

                                                                        Terry Swartz (22)     

                                                                        Roberta Button (20)   

                                                                        Ronald Hezel  (19)

                                                                        **Vacancy** (23)

 

Planning Board Members (5)                  Leslie Larsen (21)

                                                                        Judith Swartz (22)     

                                                                        **Vacancy** (23)      

                                                                        Marcel Falcon (19)

                                                                        George Haines (20)

  

Board of Appeals (3)                                 Robert Smith (20)       

                                                                       **Vacancy** (19)

                                                                       **Vacancy** (21)

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