April 2013 Minutes

STATE OF NEW YORK April 3, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The Public Hearing of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting to follow.

Subject of such hearing is Local Law #2 “The Right To Farm Law”.

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Jeri Brayman, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Vince Warner, Barbara Roth, Nick Genovese, Ernst Keidel, Neil Brayman, Neita VanValkenburg, Doug Earl, Tom Klehr, Steve Tiska, Melissa Thomas, Collin Frost

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked about the Local Law and asked if it was an upgrade. He thought that there was one in place. Mike said if there is then yes, it will be.

  2. Steve Roth thought that Section B- item 2, should have aquaculture also noted there, but that it is listed further in the law. Mike said that it is listed in Section E, item #9 in the specifics of the law.

There were no further questions. The Public hearing was closed at 7:35 p.m. and the regular meeting was opened.

MINUTES:

Motion by Craig DuMond was made to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor, carried.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked if McMullen Road was still in the works to be done. Chuck said, as far as he knows, yes.

  2. Steve Tiska asked about the status of Church Street Bridge. Mike said that Wayne Reynolds came and inspected it with Chuck and Wayne should have a full report by next meeting.

  3. Steve Tiska read something about fresh water fishing, which became interesting so he did some digging. Steve said that if your land is traveled through to get to a fishing spot that it needed to be cleaned up. It could become a liability to the landowner if someone should get hurt. Steve also said that the bridge does not fall under this. Steve said that the bridge should be inspected to be protected. Mike said the bridge was inspected by the Dept. of Public Works, and he is waiting for the written report.

  4. Steve Tiska asked how Mike was making out with getting the Cemetery grass being mowed. Mike said he asked the County for records. He didn’t receive them yet, but he doesn’t think anything will change.

  5. Tom Klehr asked if Mike has worked on the plaque for the bridge. Mike said no, because it is done and in his office. The Hwy. Dept. will install it as soon as it warms up.

  6. Tom Klehr asked about a presentation on fracking that was promised maybe for February or March. Mike said he has been very busy with insurance and contracts and has not been working on this. Fracking has taken a back burner with the State. It does not look like they will approve it for years, if at all.

  7. Nick Genovese asked Chuck about the speed limit sign that needs to be replaced. Chuck said he seen it and will get it done.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike said he received two quotes on insurance for the Town that he just got he will open t needs time to look at and no discussion on this tonight.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding as needed

  2. Hauling sand to the stock pile

  3. Maintenance and repairs on the new sweeper

  4. Serviced and preventative maintenance on Fire Department Trucks

  5. Custom fabricating wing plow conversion to hydraulic lifting system on Truck #4 to eliminate previous problems

  6. State of NY passed an increase to the CHIPS program. Mike will explain this in the Supervisors report.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for the Month of March.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike reported on the State Budget and said that the CHIPS money has not been increased in the last 6 years. Mike said that over those years the Towns and the Counties had absorbed the extra cost of road repairs and maintenance. No increase in the CHIPS funding just meant more UNFUNDED MANDATES for all of us. In the last six years the cost of fuel to run the Town trucks increased by 190%, the cost of asphalt for our roads increased by 206% and all highway related materials by a minimum of 57%. We, as a Town, had to absorb all of this and try to hold a 2% property tax cap. It is impossible to do this. Mike said that this year the increase to CHIPS will be $25,700.00 and next year would be $25,000.00. It is still not enough to cover road repair, but it will help.

  2. Mike reported that last month Jeri asked about dog enumerations and if they were being done. Mike said that he has spoken with the Dog Control Officer and that now that the weather is better he will start getting out.

  3. Mike spoke on the Bridge and said that Wayne Reynolds took measurements and pictures of the bridge and was there for about an hour and a half. He will have a written report very soon.

  4. Mike said he went to a meeting in Delhi where Governor Cuomo’s representative was there and spoke on how the budget had only a 2% increase and how great it was. Mike said he interrupted her and told her that all the State increases were made mandates and have been passed down to the County and Town level. That is why the State budget looks so good. Then he started giving her examples. She said she was going to look into this and get back to him. As of this date, Mike has not heard back from her. He has called her several times.

  5. Mike said that he received a notice about the Star program and in order to get the rebate, people under 65 years old have to reapply this year. Mike said that if anyone has any questions they can call 518-457-2036

MOTIONS:

Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board adopts Local Law #2 of 2013 The Town of Masonville Right to Farm Law. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. (The Town of Masonville Right to Farm Law is attached.)

Motion by Betty Scott top pay all audited bills, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

46. By the Books 733.33

47. Frontier 93.10

48. Selective 174.00

49. NYSEG 455.30

50. Paraco 1171.61

51. Time Warner Cable 682.93

52. Quill Corp. 395.92

53. Tri-Town News 4.62

54. Pamela Walker 33.74

55. Edson Jones 80.00

56. Cornell Local Rds Programs 50.00

57. Jess F. Howes 20.86

58. Wal-Mart 60.21

59. Mike Spaccaforno 569.96

60. Main Heating LLC 30.00

61. Laurie Burpoe 690.00

62. Joe Reynolds 131.80

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5,327.38

HIGHWAY:

52. Tepco 21.00

53. Quality Craft Tools 369.00

54. Ben Funk 185.10

55. Fleetpride 156.04

56. Horton Hardware 58.94

57. Utica Mack Inc. 219.24

58. Cobra Ind. LLC 117.00

59. J&J Equipment 116.44

60. Babcock Municipal Supply 50.00

61. Cook Brothers Truck 104.23

62. G&L Auto Supply Inc. 407.56

63. Tallmadge Tire 368.00

64. Zee Medical Inc. 93.23

65. Advanced Fire Protection Inc. 207.00

66. Interstate Batteries 219.90

67. Mirabitos 3828.25

68. E&R Popes Excavating LLC 2457.00

69. Dags Auto Parts 126.14

70. D&D of Walton 368.62

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9,472.69

The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

2013 Minutes Archive

1890 State Highway 206 Web Site- http://www.masonville-ny.us/

Masonville, NY 13804

Phone: 607-265-4010

Fax: 607-828-4025

DATE:                                                                                                              02.JANUARY.2013

ORGANIZATIONAL & REGULAR BOARD MEETING

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS

1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the annual “Blanket Official Undertaking” be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, clerks and other employee of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law.So moved by Craig Dumond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Councilmen Craig DuMond to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Keith Walker to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Michael Ellis as Dog Control Officer for the 2013 Calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Pamela Walker as registrar of Vital Statistics for the Calendar year 2013. So moved byJeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

6. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Joe Reynolds as Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector for the 2013 Calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by by Betty scott, all in favor carried.

7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to designate the Tri-Town News as the Town’s official newspaper for the 2013 calendar year. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint James Cooros, Physician’s Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2013 Calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Councilwoman Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2013 Calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond , seconded by Steve Roff all in favor carried.

10. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2013 calendar year. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

11. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to designate the National Bank and Trust of Bainbridge and the National Bank of Delaware County Walton the official depositories of

Town monies for the 2013 Calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

12. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended the following committees be appointed for the 2013 calendar year.

Insurance & Legal: Chairman Betty Scott & Craig DuMond

Building & Grounds: Chairman Steve Roff & Jeri Brayman

Highway: Chairman Craig DuMond & Betty Scott

Codes & Ordinances: Chairman Jeri Brayman & Steve Roff

So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk before 1/10/13 file with the State Department of Audit and Control the names and addresses of all Town Officers, Elected and Appointed, and further file with the State Office of Real Property Tax Service the name of the Town Assessor, date of appointment expiration of term in accordance with Town Law 30(3) So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk certify to the Delaware County Clerk, within 20 days of appointment, the names, addresses and Oath of Office documents of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed.So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk notifies the NYS Association of Towns, within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers. Both elected and appointed and also advise the Association of Towns of any changes as they occur throughout the year.So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk will send all correspondence for any State or Federal forms or notification, with a Registered Return Receipt from the United States Post Office (USPO). This will insure legal proof that any and all correspondence was in fact officially sent to its proper destination. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                      February 6, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 P.M.

PRESENT:

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker Absent: Supervisor-Mike Spaccaforno

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

Councilmen: Craig Dumond, Betty Scott, Steve Roff, Jeri Brayman

Public: Karen Kropp (Account Clerk), Ernst Keidel, Barbara Roff, Steve Tiska, Bob Basile, Robert Beards, Tom Klehr, Neil & Jodi Brayman, Everett Burrows

In the absence of the Supervisor Deputy Supervisor Craig DuMond ran the meeting.

MINUTES:

Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

FLOOR TIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked the Clerk if she forward his request to the Supervisor. She said yes.

CORRESPONDENCE:

The Town Clerk read a letter to the Board from the Towns Health Inspector. James said that the Town owned him nothing for the 2012 year and that his rate will remain the same for 2013 at 50.00 per visit.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plow and sanded roads as needed.
  2. Service work on equipment
  3. Custom built a canopy for the Ford Tractor
  4. Made several updates and repairs to the sand screen
  5. Wing on the newest plow truck came off while plowing repairs were under warranty
  6. Chuck asked the Board for approval to accept the low quote for the budgeted bucket coupler. The quotes were $3756.00-$3187.00-3180.00
  7. Chuck asked the Board approval to begin to action of various surplus items w/hwy. approval.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approve the lowest quote for the Bucket Coupler $3180.00, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approval the Highway Superintendent to begin to through sealed bid or action surplus items from garage with first approval from Hwy. Committee on each item, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all favor carried.

Steve Roff told Chuck that he received several complaints on the plowing of Butts road and asked if Chuck could do anything about that. Chuck said that they only use sand and that he will try and put more done where needed.

Craig asked the Board to review and sign the expenditure of Hwy. monies for approval later.

Craig asked the Board to review the Yearly Justice Court 4 page agreement for approval later.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

Craig Read the CEO report for the Month of January.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike reported that Board member, Undersheriff Craig DuMond has been appointed for a three year term to the Traffic Safety Board. Mike wished him good luck.
  2. Mike said that he was appointed to a third County Committee; he is now on the Public Works Committee in addition to the Legislation and Public Safety Committees.
  3. Mike reported the Time Warner Cable is going to increase their rates starting 01/March/2013 the new rate schedule is on the table for review.
  4. Mike reported that he is starting to work on the 2014 Budget for Masonville. Mike is soliciting pricing from different insurance companies. Pricing will be for the Towns liability and vehicle and building insurance. Hopefully it will decrease the premium for the year 2014.

Mike said there was a Constitution Pipeline Meeting on January 17th 2013 and that planning has been delayed to minor changes from the original plot plan and acceptance of third partner. A copy of the changes is on the table for review. Copy attached also.

Mike also noted that a grant has been given to the Masonville Fire Dept. for turn out gear & gas meters.

Craig noted that that Town received a check from the County for snow plowing for 11,419.14 for the period of Dec. 21st through Dec. 31st.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the increase in the Highway budget revenue from an insurance recovery to be deposited as follows.

$1164.73 to account No. D2680 (Insurance Recovery) so moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves a transfer of funds to pay for the Deductible on an insurance repair as follows:

$1,164.73 from Account No. D2680 (Insurance Recovery)

$1164.73 to Account No. D5130.4 (Machinery-Contractual) so moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the attached budget transfers. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve the Justice Court yearly agreement. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve and accept the expenditure of Highway monies for the year 2013. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

3. By the Books 786.05

4. Paraco 444.91

5. NYSEG 208.73

6. Paraco 497.25

7. Quill 185.94

8. Quill 55.98

9. Heart of the Catskills 40.00

10. Quill 156.37

11. Quill 304.24

12. Tri Town News 11.94

13. The Walton Reporter 16.85

14. NYS Assoc. Of Tax Collectors 25.00

15. Tri Town News 18.48

16. Del. Co. Real Property 561.48

17. Paraco 196.12

18. Tri Town News 18.48

19. Joe Reynolds 109.59

20. Laurie Burpoe 750.00

21. West Payment Center 205.00

22. Linnea Wilson 59.32

23. Mike Spaccaforno 158.95

24. Action Garage Door 70.00

25. Jess F. Howes 194.76

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5,075.44

HIGHWAY:

13. Frank George 147.60

14. Caseys 150.00

15. Cobra Industries LLC 20.00

16. Mirabitos 3974.94

17. Haun 206.00

18. Chenango Welding 89.61

19. Tri County Communications 1396.98

20. Hill Crest Collision Carstar 1000.00

21. John F. Winn 2227.28

22. Waynes Welding 510.76

23. G&L Auto Supply 98.98

24. Wal-Mart 68.50

25. McAdams 19.71

26. Olivers 11.65

27. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works 162.50

28. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 181.70

29. Champlain Oil Co. 112.79

30. Cook Brothers 65.74

31. Dags Auto Parts 461.18

32. Steel Sales 334.76

33. Five Star Equipment 1738.70

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12,979.38

Motion by Craig DuMond to go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 7:55 p.m. Discussion for possible Union Negotiations, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

Motion by Betty Scott to go out of executive session and back into regular meeting at 8:15 p.m. seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept the Teamsters Union Contract pending insurance, seconded by Jeri Brayman, opposed Steve Roff, carried

The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

SEE FULL SUPERVISORS REPORT 06/FEBRUARY/2013-NEXT PAGE

SUPERVISORS REPORT 06/FEBRUARY/2013

CONSTITUTION PIPELINE MEETING 17/ JAN/2013

1 - PLANNING HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO MINOR CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL PLOT PLANS AND ACCEPTANCE OF A THIRD PARTNER. THE PARTNERSHIP IS NOW;

WILLIAMS – 51%, CABOT – 25%, PIEDMONT -24%.

2 – THEY ARE LOOKING SOME ALTERNATE ROUTES TO SIMPLIFY THE PLANNING AND GET AWAY FROM PRIVATE LANDS. THERE WERE 26 RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT ONLY TWO ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.

3 – 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ROUTE HAS CHANGED DUE TO LOCAL INPUT. THE NEW PROPOSED ROUTE WITH THE CHANGES IS ON THE TABLE AS YOU WALK INTO THE HALL. IT WILL STAY THERE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.

4 – FOUR COMPRESSOR STATIONS WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE DELAWARE COUNTY SYSTEM. THEY WILL BE MUCH SMALLER THAN ORIGINAL TWO THAT WERE PLANNED. NONE ARE IN OUR TOWN.

5 –THE NEW 7c APPLICATION FILING WILL BE BETWEEN MAY TO JUNE 15. IT WILL TAKE A YEAR TO APPROVED OR DISAPPROVE.

6 – THE PRE-FILED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) WILL BE FILED ON 20/FEB/2013. IT WILL TAKE 9 TO 11 MONTHS TO BE APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED.

7 – THE WORK CORRIDOR WILL REMAIN 600’ WIDE.

8 – THEY ARE STILL NEGOTIATING WITH THE LANDOWNERS FOR EASEMENT RIGHTS.

9 – WE DECIDED THE COUNTY DPW (THEY HAVE THE ENGINEERS AND KNOWLEDGE, ETC.) WILL BE THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ROAD REVIEW WITH INPUT FROM OUR LOCAL HWY. SUPERINTENDENTS.

10 – I ASKED “WHAT IS THE ANNUAL TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE TOWNS THAT THE PIPELINE GOES THROUGH”? THE ANSWER WAS ASTOUNDING, $270.00 PER LINEAL FOOT. BY SCALING THE MAP SUPPLIED, I AM FIGURING THAT IT WORKS OUT TO APPX. 8,600 LINEAL FEET x $270 l/f = $2,322,000.00 FOR AN ASSESSMENT VALUE (THIS IS AN ESTIMATE). THIS WILL REALLY HELP THE TOWN WITH FRESH FINANCES TO MAKE SOME SERIOUS IMPROVEMENTS, AND BUILD UP OUR RESERVE FUND.

11 – THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE PIPELINE IS “LIFETIME” WITH 30 YEAR DEPRECIATION.

12 – IF APPROVED, THE WORK SHOULD START IN JUNE OR JULY OF 2014.

13 – THE PIPELINE PEOPLE WILL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE AND COMPANIES TO PURCHASE STONE, FILL, GRAVEL AND HAY, WHICH WILL ALSO BOOST OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                       March 6, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board for the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT: Absent: Steve Roff

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Jeri Brayman, Betty Scott, Craig DuMond

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Superintendent: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Al Williams, Bob Basile, Ron Longwell, Ernst Keidel, Kathy Ryan, Everett Burrows, Tom Klehr and Neil Brayman

MINUTES:

Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried

FLOOR TIME:

  1. Kathy Ryan spoke on her concerns with Steam Mill Road and said it is bad. Kathy said many have cars drove into the ditch and have had to be pulled out of it. Kathy wonder way the job was ½ done on Steam Mill as to leave it in the condition it is in now. Kathy also said she could have lived with the potholes compared to this. Kathy wanted the Board to know the condition of the road. The School bus has had problems with the road and her garbage was unable to be picked up. Kathy asked if the Supervisor has gotten any calls on the Road, Mike said no one has called about a problem since early November, when the Highway crew put more stone down.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowed and sanded roads as needed
  2. The roads are softening with the weather, as a result one plow dug in causing road and plow damage. The men repaired the plow and the road. Both are in service again.
  3. The Town purchased a sweeper/vacuum truck from the federal surplus program. If it performs as well expected, then the 1988 Mack w/ the broom can be sold as surplus. The Town paid $2,500.00 for the sweeper. It was appraised for $10,000.00. Everett drove the sweeper back to the Town, saving us about $1900.00 in trucking cost.
  4. We replaced front springs on 1999 plow truck. We made the repairs ourselves. If we sent it out to a shop to repair, it would have cost the Town $800.00. Repairs made to the sand spreader and equipment trailer were also made in the shop by the Highway crew. This also saved the Town the expense of sending it out to be repaired.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Jeri asked about dog enumerations and said they have not been started and asked what was going on. Mike said he would contact Mike Ellis to find out just what he is doing about the enumerations. Betty said that maybe after the weather clears up things would get started again. Jeri asked that maybe the Board could get a once a month report from Dog Control Officer to keep us up to date.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Mike read the CEO report for the month of February.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

Mike said he went to a conference for the NYS Association of Counties and that he was trying to get together a coalition against the continuous State unfunded mandates that is being passed down to the Towns and Counties. Mike said that about 25 to 30 heads of Counties were extremely interested in what he had to say. Together they presented their plan to the NYSAOC director, who was very responsive.

  1. Mike said that there was a meeting in Delhi last week. Gov. Cuomo’s representative did the presentation. She said there were no tax increases in his new budget. Mike told her there were no because all of the increases were passed down to the Towns and Counties. (another unfunded mandate from the State) Mike also said the Governors’ Office wants to stop all plea-bargaining in the County and Town courts and send all fines to the State. This will destroy the local courts in most of the towns. (another unfunded mandate from the State)
  2. Mike said that the Emergency services has received 3.4 million in grants but over a 2 year period has received over 5 million in grants. The project will cost 10 million to do and these grants do help. (another unfunded mandate from the State)
  3. Mike spoke on the County Medical Examiner. The ME told the County that he wanted to retire a year ago, due to size of the county and being on call 24/7. The County advertised in several venues, both local and national. There was only a minimal response to the ads. The County has been debating whether to go back to a coroner type system or continue with the ME set-up. If we went back to a coroner system, we would need the legislature from the State to pass a bill authorizing it. We finally found a doctor locally who was willing to do it part time. This would enable the two doctors to split the time and duties between each other. The doctor who wanted to retire was agreeable to this and now would not mind staying on the job.
  4. Mike said the County passed a resolution in Opposition to the New York State Safe Act. This is the law that Gov. Cuomo had passed that would turn tens of thousands of legal gun owners into felons if they do not register specific types of rifles. This law also mandates that all the Counties keep records and must do background checks every five years on all who register. The Counties will not be compensated monetarily for any of these changes. (another unfunded mandate from the State)

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town hold a public hearing on April 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonville Town Hall. The purpose of said hearing will be to discuss The Right to Farm Law. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 11- Opposition to the New York State Safe Act (right to bear arms)

So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

26. Edson Jones 80.00

27. Tammy Byrnes 35.00

28. Susan Earl 35.00

29. Dorothy Esposito 35.00

30. By the Books 779.33

31. Frontier 92.56

32. The Walton Reporter 8.16

33. Selective 84.00

34. NYSEG 246.57

35. NYSEG 823.74

36. Edson Jones 100.00

37. The Walton Reporter 8.16

38. Time Warner Cable 341.39

39. Paraco 659.53

40. Laing Trucking 35.00

41. Time Warner Cable 341.54

42. Laurie Burpoe 600.00

43. Empire Computer 321.50

44. Mike Spaccaforno 208.45

45. Joe Reynolds 113.12

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4,948.05

HIGHWAY:

34. Cobra Industries 166.08

35. Fastenal 198.89

36. McAdams 96.80

37. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 91.87

38. Jess F. Howes 37.77

39. Kimball Midwest 279.30

40. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 3.11

41. Allied Spring & Services 1222.04

42. Steel Sales Inc. 494.52

43. Champlain Oil Co. 115.37

44. Mirabito 7027.62

45. NYS Office of General Services 2500.00

46. Dags Auto Parts 62.74

47. D&D 3.38

48. G&L Auto Supply 225.97

49. Tepco 10.00

50. Utica Mack 1070.77

51. John F. Winn 191.44

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13,994.47

The Meeting was adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

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Pamela

Walker, Town Clerk

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

1890 State Highway 206 Web Site- http://www.masonville-ny.us/

Masonville, NY 13804

Phone: 607-265-4010

Fax: 607-828-4025

DATE:                                                                                                                  06/MARCH/2013

REGULAR BOARD MEETING

RESOLUTION #011

TITLE: OPPOSITION TO THE NEW YORK STATESAFE ACT

WHEREAS, the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States states:

A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed; and

WHEREAS, the right of the people to keep and bear arms for defenseof life, liberty, and property is regarded as an inalienable right bythe people of Delaware County and the Town of Masonville; and

WHEREAS, the lawful ownership of firearms is, and has been, avalued tradition in the Town of Masonville, and the rightsprotected by the Second Amendment to the United StatesConstitution are exercised by many of our residents and visitors;and

WHEREAS, it is estimated that over 60 million individuals,representing over half of the households in America, have chosen toexercise that right by owning one or more firearms; and

WHEREAS, gun bans, registration, and licensing of firearms and theirowners, has had little or no effect in such urban areas such as NewYork City, California, Chicago and Washington, D.C. and has notprevented violent criminals from obtaining firearms illegally andcommitting crimes; and

WHEREAS, the people of Masonville derive economic andenvironmental benefits from all safe forms of recreation involvingfirearms, including, but not limited to, hunting and target shootingwhile utilizing all types of firearms available under the Constitutionof the United States; and

WHEREAS, members of the Masonville Town Board, being elected torepresent the people of Masonville, are duly sworn by their oath ofoffice to uphold the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, members of the New York State Assembly and the NewYork State Senate, being elected by the people of New York State,are duly sworn by their oath of office to uphold the Constitution of the United States; and

WHEREAS, the enactment of the NY SAFE Act (Chapter I of the Lawsof 2013) has engendered significant controversy over both theprocess by which it was enacted and certain provisions containedwithin it; and

WHEREAS, it is our understanding that many State Legislators hadless than an hour to read the legislation, which containedapproximately twenty-five thousand words, before being forced tovote on it; and

WHEREAS, having reviewed the legislation and time constraints, it isour conclusion that there is no possible way any individual couldhave read the entire bill and understood its full implications prior tovoting on it; and

WHEREAS, our State Legislators most certainly could not have hadthe time to request, and receive, the input of their constituentsregarding this matter; and

WHEREAS, this legislation has 60 sections, of which onlythree take effect immediately and in our opinion, therewas no reason for the Governor to use a message ofnecessity to bring this bill to vote immediately and bypassthe three-day maturing process for all legislation; and

WHEREAS, law-abiding gun owners are required to verify ownershipof certain types of firearms every five years, in addition toregistering them on their permits, which now also must be renewedevery five years, does not increase the safety of the public and isunnecessarily burdensome to the residents of New York State; and

WHEREAS, there will be a significant negative financialimpact due to the approximately 14,000 Delaware Countypermits that will have to be renewed requiring additionalmanpower and computer systems and is another un-fundedmandate; and

WHEREAS, this legislation prohibits the sale of firearm magazineswith a capacity larger than seven rounds. Those firearmmagazines with a capacity larger than seven rounds, which areauthorized to be retained by existing owners, may only be loadedwith seven rounds and eventually must be permanently altered toonly accept seven rounds or be disposed of, thus constituting aseizure of legally-owned personal property with no provision forcompensation; and

WHEREAS, few or no low capacity (7 rounds or less) magazinescurrently exist for many of the firearms commonly possessed bylaw-abiding residents of New York State; and

WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo has proposed spending $36 milliondollars in his 2013- 2014 Executive budget for the implementationof the NY SAFE Act at a time when New York State residents arecrying out for tax relief; and

WHEREAS, Delaware County Sheriff Tomas E. Mills has said thathe "fully understands his constitutional obligations and theconcerns of his citizens" and further states "under this newlegislation, if called upon to go door to door to confiscate newlyclassified assault weapons, will not do so"; and

WHEREAS, while there are some areas of the legislation such asprivacy protections for certain of pistol permit holders, by-and-large, we find the legislation does little more than negativelyimpact lawful gun ownership; and

WHEREAS, this legislation fails to offer any meaningful solutions togun violence and places increased burdens where they do notbelong, squarely on the backs of law-abiding citizens. Thislegislation effectively turns countless New York State law-abidinggun owners into criminals; and

WHEREAS, the manner in which this legislation was broughtforward for vote in the State Legislature is deeply disturbing to theMasonville Town Board; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Masonville Town Board does hereby oppose, and request the repeal of, any legislation,including the sections within the NY SAFE Act (Chapter I of theLaws of 2013), which infringe upon the right of the people to keepand bear arms; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Masonville Town Board considers such laws to be unconstitutional and beyond lawfullegislative authority granted to our State representatives; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Masonville Town Board strongly encourages members of the New York StateLegislature to hold public hearings to address the issue of gunviolence in a way that will produce meaningful results; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Masonville Town Board requests the members of the New York State Senate and Assemblywho represent all, or part of, Delaware County to reply, in writing,with their views on, and actions taken, in support of, or oppositionto, the NY SAFE Act; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent toPresident Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, GovernorAndrew Cuomo, Senator Charles Schumer, Senator KirstenGillibrand, Congressman Chris Gibson, New York State MajorityCoalition President and Leader Dean Skelos, New York StateSenator Jeffrey Klein, New York State Senators James Seward,John J. Bonacic, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, New York State Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb, New York State SenateAssembly members Cliff Crouch, Claudia Tenney , and Peter Lopez.

May 2013 Minutes

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                          May 1, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Craig Dumond Steve Roff, Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Elaine Bradish, Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Mr. Lent, Collin Frost, Ron Longwell, Doug Earl, Neil Brayman

MINUTES:

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

FLOOR TIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked about dog licenses and asked why Masonville was so high. Craig said that this price was set to cover all the cost that comes to the Town due to yet another State mandate and to cover enumeration cost for the Dog Control Officer.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke about last month’s minutes and asked to change them to say, that if an owner put something in a creek that was dangerous, there might be a liability to the owner. Craig said it was ok to correct minutes.
  3. Steve spoke on the Cemetery and mowing, again. Mike looked into this over the last few months. He received a list of all the cemeteries in Masonville from the County Clerk. Mike labeled everything and put in Lynn’s box to see if in fact the Town owns any of them. Mike said the Town attorney made a legal determination already on this topic. The only time a Town must take over a cemetery, is if it was owned by a not for profit corporation that goes bankrupt. Steve said there are four cemeteries that should be under the Town Tax rolls and that another Assessor labeled them wrong. If in fact they were entered wrong, Lynn will go through this and see if anything needs to be corrected. Betty said that she has been all through this. If there are under 14 graves in a plot, you do not need to attend to them, but if over that amount, and is owned by the Town, they only have to be attended twice in a one-year period. Steve also said that the money that is paid to the men for mowing should come out of the general fund not highway.
  4. Jeri asked if there was going to be clean ups days. Mike said not this year. It has been so costly for the Town because people were abusing the service and people from other Towns were bringing their junk to our Town to get rid of it. It cost the Town many thousands of dollars in tipping fees and overtime. We would rather spend that money on fixing the infrastructure for the Town.

HIGHWAY:

  1. Started to sweep roads
  2. Restocking the sand supply
  3. Getting trucks ready for summer
  4. Filling potholes
  5. We are getting roads ready to pave. Like cleaning ditches, shoulders, cutting trees & brush, removing stumps and installing pipes.
  6. Cleaned up junk and took to scrape yard, received $517.98 for scrap.
  7. Met with Wayne Reynolds to inspect the Church Street Bridge, learned what to inspect and look for.
  8. We are looking at dump box for the 2003 International. It shows excessive rot on major parts. Chuck got a quote to replace it at $47,000 installed.
  9. As of now, two FEMA projects are on hold because of differences between them and NYSDEC. DEC will not permit projects to proceed as FEMA wanted them .Chuck has to start over to do a “scope of work” change to meet DEC specs. If FEMA approves the new plan, then the Town can proceed. This will take about a year. Mike asked if that means they will move quicker on the list of road projects that we have listed, Chuck said yes.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike said the Church Street Bridge passed inspection for pedestrian use and for seasonal use only. The bridge will be posted as such. Mike said that Chuck would now do yearly inspections on the Bridge and submit his reports.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Mike said he reviewed the two insurance quotes, one was Mang Insurance Co. and one was Mable Insurance Co. Both cover the all the same items, but Mang saves the Town close to $4,000.00. Mang will be the insurance carrier for the Town this year.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for the Month of April.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the DPW is working with the local Highway Superintendents to create a Constitution Pipeline Road Use Agreement. This will create a unified County Agreement, which will not hinder the traffic used by loggers, stonecutters and farmers. It will however protect the Towns from Pipeline traffic and hold them liable for any damage to our roads. Mike also said that Craig would be attending that meeting on Tuesday, 14 May 2013.
  2. Mike spoke on the Delaware County Mental Health Clinic, which is now in three locations in the County. The Clinic said they have outgrown their locations and will need more room. They want to consolidate to one location to save money. The problem that Mike sees is they are looking to go to the other side of the county. Mike says this will inconvenience a whole of people who work for them and who use them regularly.
  3. Mike said that a new solid waste program would start up at the County level. It will entail recycling plastic bags and hay bale covers and the like from farms. Mike said County would pick up the plastic at the farms, saving the farmers from tipping fees and transportation to and from the dump. There will be no charge for this to the farmers. Mike said there is a solid market for the County to sell the Agriculture Plastic. He will have more on this next meeting.
  4. Mike reported that there would be a free rabies clinic on June 19th at the Masonville Fire Hall from 6:00 to 7:00.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the inspection reports presented by the Delaware County DPW and the Town of Masonville Highway Department, with reference to the Church St. Bridge. These reports verify that the bridge is suitable and safe for foot traffic only, The DPW report also recommends that an inspection of the bridge will be made after any significant storm or at minimum, every year. This inspection will be under the control of the Superintendent of the Town of Masonville, Highway Department. The annual inspection will use all of the points noted in the County report that may require attention. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves to take fund reserve A2660 property sale $2000.00 to be moved to A1420.4 Attorney contractual $2000.00. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #12, For approval of 2013-2014 Insurance Policy coverage for the Town. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy attached.

Steve Roff asked about the union contract. Mike said he has called the union and sent numerous emails and left many messages over the last three months. He has received no response, but he will continue to try to contact them and resolve this. The only issue is the health insurance cost. The cost is not the amount the union said it would be.

GENERAL:

63. Town Clerks Assoc 10.00

64. Quill Corp 359.94

65. Paraco 231.01

66. Paraco 294.35

67. Laing Trucking 38.75

68. Time Warner Cable 340.55

69. Drogen Elec. Supply 31.98

70. Mike Spaccaforno 118.25

71. Empire Computer 439.00

72. Mang 14,423.11

73. Laurie Burpoe 19.46

74. Laurie Burpoe 650.00

75. NYSEG 776.20

76. Frontier 95.88

77. By the Books 733.33

78. Joe Reynolds 221.70

79. Edson Jones 80.00

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18,863.51

HIGHWAY:

71. Marcy Hydraulics 151.74

72. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 113.90

73. D&D 142.87

74. John F.Winn 20.70

75. Scoville Meno 93.87

76. ADR/JB 190.57

77. J&J Equipment 1075.06

78. Chenango Sales Inc. 117.99

79. Fleet pride 60.51

80. Jess F. Howes 927.85

81. Tri-County Communications 181.50

82. Frank George & Sons Inc. 100.00

83. Hillside 62.70

84. Suit-Kote Corp. 1061.10

85. G&L Auto Supply 741.60

86. McAdams 17.10

87. Chenango Welding Supply 206.23

88. Tractor Supply 129.12

89. Anderson 3180.00

90. NYS Office of General Services 650.00

91. Interstate Batteries 457.90

92. Waynes Welding Inc. 2135.05

93. E&R Popes Excavating 2709.00

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14,526.36

The meeting was adjourned at 8:15

_______________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                         June 5, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT: ABSENT: Craig DuMond

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Jeri Brayman, Steve Roff, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Elaine Bradish, Shelly Ellis, Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Doug Earl, Neita VanValkenburgh, Bob Basile, Nick Genovese, Tom Klehr, Mellissa Thomas

MINUTES:

Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept minutes as corrected, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Steve Tiska would like the minutes from last month’s floor time to read as follows: Steve read from a DEC fresh water fishing guide that fishermen have the right to follow a body of water that flows thru your property. Failure to advise of any potential dangerous conditions make the land owner liable for any damages.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked Mike how he made out on the cemetery questions. Mike said he has not had a chance to get to it. He has many personal things coming up in June, and he will try to get back to it.
  2. Steve Tiska said that May’s minutes, under old business, with reference to the bridge posting as such, and inspection once a year. Is it legal? Mike said the lawyer and Wayne Reynolds said it is. Only something like a major storm or an inspection that would show a failure could close the bridge.
  3. Nick Genovese asked if repaving of County Road 20 would be done. Chuck said he was hoping by the end of the Month, with weather permitting.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike received a notice from NYS DOT that said, from the Route 206 intersection going toward Sidney to Butts road will be resurfaced and travel will be restricted to one lane. This will occur during the 2013 construction season and will last 2 to 6 weeks.
  2. Mike said that Delaware opportunities senior dining program is asking for a 500 dollar donation to help out with the cost of living increase. Mike asked the Board to consider this for the 2014 budget. Masonville has four households that receive assistance from them. Like many other agencies, the State has cut their funding.
  3. Mike said the Delaware Fair Association is looking for a 100 dollar donation to help with the cost of tee shirts for a 5 k run, which will be held in August. Betty said if it was for the Fair then we should consider it, but feels the tee shirts should be paid for by the runners. The Board agreed.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Installed new driveway pipes on Cummings Road
  2. Repaired soft spot on McMullen Road, put in rock base to drain multiple springs
  3. Added more gravel to seasonal part on Steam Mill Rd.
  4. Crew attended a class put on for large dewatering pumps that were purchased with a grant applied for by Delaware County Soil and Water.
  5. Chuck met with Wayne Reynolds and Highway Supt’s from other towns to plan a “Road use agreement” for the future pipeline if it’s approved. The County is working on this and will have a proposal in the very near future.
  6. Shouldered and ditched Hellerud Road
  7. Started to install new rock base and crusher run cover on the hill of Steam Mill with plans to oil and stone the hill this summer

Steve Roff asked Chuck about the Towns Inventory list. Chuck said it is all hand written,

and will get it typed. He said the report is due September 13th and needs to be done every

2 years.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

Mike read the CEO report for May.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said there is some quite a bit of friction going on in Delhi with 2 groups of people arguing on how the County should be run. Bob McCarthy is making many false accusations that the County Board Chairman has lied and cheated. One of the issues is about the County Treasures duties which were split, due to a lack of Dept. reports and late payments to venders. It was changed a few years back when there were many problems happening. All of those problems have been resolved with the creation of the Office of Fiscal Affairs. His group now wants to switch it back to just the Treasurer’s Office. The heads of all the Departments are afraid the problems will start all over again. I am against switching it back.
  2. Mike spoke on our “hand out” for Operation Clean Sweep, by the County. It is for the disposal of materials that may be a hazard. Mike said to please call the County Solid Waste on how to have these items picked up if you have materials you want to get dispose of.
  3. Mike gave a reminder on the free rabies clinic in Masonville at the fire house on June 19th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Mike said if this is missed to please contact our Town Clerk for availability with other dates in nearby Towns.

The Memorial Day parade was discussed. The Board said it was very nice, but small. It was determined that traffic needed to be controlled better. Betty said the Town should have a committee to organize it better. Jeri said she would get a startup committee. Mike said we should also have Police presence to control the traffic at the four corners.

Steve Roff asked Chuck about the money spent on the 2001, F350 pick-up. Chuck said it is an upgrade from the 1991 pick-up which we were starting to have many problems with. It cost Masonville $650 to purchase it from Government Surplus. Masonville has put $2000 +/_ worth of parts into it. The fuel cost was about $400 to pick it up and bring it back. This was a lot less expensive than buying one used and it has very low mileage on it. Steve had concerns of wear and tear on the other vehicle that picked it up.

Steve said that the Blue truck does not have a Masonville logo on it. Chuck said 3 of the smaller trucks don’t have them, but he will get them for all.

Steve Tiska asked about sweeping the roads, Chuck said he needs a rainy day to keep dust down.

Mike spoke on the Union Contract and said it is finalized and will start June 1st 2013. He is waiting for the revised copies to be sent by the Union. The insurance cost was as wrong and not what was originally discussed, so Mike would not sign it. It should be all corrected with no changes to the men. We will now have a 4 year contract for wages and insurance. The raises for the men will be retroactive from 01/January, which was when the old contract expired. This is good for Masonville because all insurance rates are being increased by huge uncertain amounts due to the Obama Care law. We now have fixed rates for at least the next four years.

A Motion was made by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor, carried.

General:

80. Edson Jones 100.00

81. Shelly Ellis 182.50

82. Laura Denys 150.00

83. Barbara Arnott 150.00

84. Frontier 92.33

85. Time Warner Cable 681.25

86. Paraco 112.88

87. Paraco 87.04

88. WalMart 140.72

89. Mike Spaccaforno 179.10

90. Fastenal Co. 92.16

91. Jess F, Howes 28.14

92. Laurie Burpoe 590.00

93. Masonville Postmaster 44.00

94. Joe Reynolds 199.59

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2,829.71

HIGHWAY:

94. Fleet Pride 691.74

95. Cook Brothers 234.59

96. Dags Auto Parts 1037.52

97. G&L Auto Supply 189.02

98. Advanced Auto 205.30

99. Champlain Oil Co 408.41

100. Babcock Municipal 250.00

101. JC Smith Inc 522.06

102. Tepco 30.00

103. Joshua De Stefeno 450.00

104. Frenches Garage 250.00

105. Steel Sales Inc. 219.04

106. Kimball Midwest 225.18

107. Jess F. Howes 28.54

108. Huan 8.05

109. Zee Medical 58.90

110. Chenango Sales 53.77

111. E&R Popes Excavating 1575.00

112. Mirabito 2568.09

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9,005.21

The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 P.M.

________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                              July 10, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Craig DuMond, Jeri Brayman, Steve Roff, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

Also, Steve Tiska, Doug Earl, Nick Genovese, and Tom Cardi

MINUTES:

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept minutes as corrected, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

FLOOR TIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked if the sign at the bottom of County Rt. 20 is in the works for replacement and it should say Beech Hill. Chuck said yes and that he would call the company to find out when it should be delivered.
  2. Nick Genovese asked about two pipes on Hager Hill. Is the Town going to install them? Chuck said yes, they are for drainage and he will try to get it done this year.
  3. Nick Genovese said there was some writing on McMullen Rd. and asked what it was. Chuck did not know but said he would check it out.
  4. Steve Tiska spoke about the sidewalks and how in 1992 the Town changed the ownership to the landowner. Mike said that the sidewalk revision is in the lawyer’s hands and that he is looking into a grant to get them repaired. Mike said it would take the Town off ownership and keep landowner on.
  5. Steve Tiska asked if anything had been done with the Cemeteries. Mike said at this time, no. He has dropped it for the time being and has been taking care of many other important things.
  6. Tom Cardi said the guardrail on County Rd. 35 looks great.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike had information on the new insurance, which he gave to the Board. He said they have been sending numerous bits of very helpful information to the Town.
  2. Mike said the probation Department has been State mandated to work with the drug abuse problem. This unfunded mandate will put additional stress on their Department. Mike said this State unfunded mandate will cost many thousands of dollars and hurts the entire County.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished 1st round of roadside mowing
  2. Finished sweeping roads
  3. We are now patching & filling potholes
  4. We helped the Town of Deposit oil & stone
  5. Summer help mowed cemeteries
  6. Added more gravel to seasonal part of Mormon Hollow
  7. We helped Sidney gravel a road project
  8. Received 29 loads of quarry scrap as a donation for the base on Steam Mill, they replaced the road base then covered it with crusher run to prep for oil & stone this Summer

Chuck gave Steve Roff a hand written Highway inventory list. Chuck said he would get the type written one as soon as possible. Steve asked about inventory on the tools and small equipment. The inventory list was discussed in length and Chuck will add more items to the list.

OLD BUSINESS:

 Mike said the union negotiations for the contract are complete, but it has not been returned to the Town with the revisions. Mike said no money should be given to the union until contract is in his hands.  He will not sign the contract until it is thoroughly reviewed. He noted that this has been going on since last February

COMMITTEE REPORT:

Craig read the CEO report for June.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the bridge on Clark Road was red flagged by the NY State DOT. This was because there are no guardrails. Mike said that the way the bridge is constructed guardrails could not be installed. All bridges in Delaware County were inspected. Mike is looking into a grant from FEMA to replace the bridge.
  2. Mike said the next round of grants for the Constitution Pipeline is September 30th. We hope that our Fire Dept. can get more grant money, as it is badly needed
  3. Mike said that the Delaware County Dairy Princess addressed the Board of Supervisors. She noted that there are only 125 working Dairy farms in the County. Mike said this is very sad and is largely due to over regulations in this State of the farming industry.
  4. Mike said that Social Services is looking for additional funds for child abuse cases, in which the children of the abusers must be put into foster care. This is a State Mandate

that is also not funded.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the re-appointment of the Town of Masonville Assessor, Linnea Wilson, for the period of six-year term. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Tiska, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the renewal of the Heart of the Catskills yearly contract. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 13- Endorsing the redistricting of Delaware County in regards to Public Works Prevailing Wages Department of Public Works. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.Copy Attached.

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

95. NYSEG                                                                                                              170.69

96. Laing Trucking                                                                                                    38.75

97. Office of State Comptroller                                                                             3765.00

98. Walton Reporter                                                                                                     8.95

99. Frontier                                                                                                               103.50

100. By the Books                                                                                                  1512.66

101. Tri-Town News                                                                                                    4.62

102. NYS Town Clerks Assoc.                                                                                  75.00

103. NYS Magistrate Assoc.                                                                                      80.00

104. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                   600.00

105. Edson Jones                                                                                                        80.00

106. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                              95.95

107. NYS Office of General Services                                                                      400.00

108. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                    152.51

                                                                                                                            ___________

                                                                                                                               7,087.63

HIGHWAY>

113. Cobleskill Stone Products                                                                             22,366.44

114. Chenango Sales                                                                                                      7.24

115. G&L Auto                                                                                                           342.76

116. Tri_County Communications                                                                              181.60

117. Thering Sales & Service                                                                                        52.82

118. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                                    18.24

119. John F. Winn                                                                                                       200.72

120. Cobleskill Stone Products                                                                                 5393.73

121. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                                   142.76

122. Babcock Municipal Supply                                                                                  376.00

123. Fleetpride                                                                                                              29.75

124. Zee Medical                                                                                                          45.00

125. Ben Funk                                                                                                              20.21

126. Mirabito Energy Products                                                                                 6763.33

127. Masonville Stone                                                                                               8928.00

128. E&R Popes                                                                                                        3080.00

129. Tepco                                                                                                                     30.00

                                                                                                                         _______________

                                                                                                                                                                              47,978.50The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                   August 7, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The Regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

ABSENT: Pamela Walker
Present:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Jeri Brayman, Betty Scott, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff

Hwy Superintendent: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Kendal Craig, Neita VanValkenburgh, Steve Tiska, Ronald VanValkenburgh, Bob Basile

MINUTES:

Chuck Smith addressed an error on last month’s minutes in Floor Time, Item #1; he said “County” not “the Town” was installing the signs.

In Floor Time, Item #4 should read “in the 1993 minutes

Steve Tiska pointed out in Motion #1 should read, “Seconded by Steve Roth”

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept minutes as corrected, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

FLOOR TIME:

1.     Kendal Craig asked who is responsible for the sidewalks. Mike said the landowner is, but the Town is looking for a grant to repair any sidewalks that may or may not be damaged. It will be the landowner’s responsibility to maintain them. Mike said the Town does not have the work force to take care of sidewalks, nor the money. Kendal has concerns about liability if someone was to get hurt. Mike said that it is covered under everyone’s homeowners or business liability insurance. Kendal said she shovels in the morning then a plow comes through and piles up the snow again. Would she get in trouble if she did not shovel again? Craig said the Town has never done that and said he does not think that will ever happen. Kendal is sad to see that the sidewalks are being turned over to the landowner.

2.     Steve Tiska said that back in 1993 the Town approved the replacement of sidewalks and at that time thought that was a good thing to do, but at the time did not think about the maintenance of them. Craig said if the Town was to do a sidewalk district,  it be put on peoples taxes, He said that would not be good and is sure the people would not like this. Mike said the Town is looking for a grant to repair any broken sidewalks, if there are any.

3.     Neita VanValkenburgh spoke on Steam Mill Road. She said it looked very nice, but asked if it was going to be stoned & oiled. Chuck said yes and hoped to have done within a month. Neita also asked about the deep ditches. Chuck said that parts will be filled in with stone where needed.

CORRESPONDENCE:

1.     Mike said he received a refund check from our insurance company for $613.00 from the new Town insurance Company. Mike said that is an even bigger savings for changing companies.

2.     Mike said he received a certified letter from Time Warner Cable notifying its customers that they are changing all boxes to a digital format. If you have TWC and do not change your box for digital reception, then you will not be able to watch TV. Mike said if you call them before November 25th you can get the box changed free of charge.

OLD BUSINESS:

1.     Mike said he is still waiting to hear from the lawyer on sidewalks

2.     Mike said he is waiting for the finalization on the Union Contract.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.     Mowing Brush on Parker Hollow.

2.     Covered rocks in roadway with milling on Mormon Hollow cross road.

3.     Custom built and installed rear window protector on 2001 Ford Pickup.

4.     Received a donation of 6 barrels of waste oil.

5.     Picked up 10 loads of free quarry stone for Steam Mill project.

6.     Received a check for 1500.00 on sale of surplus pickup.

7.     Pug Mill paved Hellerud & McMullen roads finally after all rain delays.

8.     While paving there were several breakdowns, 2 Town pickups, one dump truck and the backhoe.

9.     Talked with Rob Conklin from Del. Co. DPW on Beech Hill sign the County no longer will use names just numbers on their roads. This eliminates conflicts with same names of roads in other Towns as requested when 911 became effective.

10.  Chuck went to a meeting with NYS DOT with reference to the pavement marking and paving project on Rte. 8 North of Town. Mike also sent a letter of request to change passing zone at the north end of the Rte. 8 loop road. The paving project is just a seal coat about ½ inch thick to preserve what is there.

            Steve Roff asked about the inventory. Chuck said it is in progress.

            Craig spoke on door decals etc. The cost and other places to buy from might be cheaper.

             Chuck will look into this. Mike told Chuck he has a phone number he could give him.    

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

1.     Mike said the State has declared more un-funded mandates for our County jail. They want the Sheriff’s Dept. to hire more guards and transporters. The additional cost to the County would be an additional $750,000.00. This is completely unacceptable! Mike has  scheduled meetings with State Senator Bonacic and Assemblyman Crouch, to try to rectify this problem. I will have more information on this at our next meeting.

2.     Mike met with Congressman Chris Gibson on Veterans rights. Mike said he received important information that could help the veterans in our Town.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.     Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the change of address for all NBT Bank correspondence. The New mailing destination will be addressed to Karen Kropp, at the new Town Accountant’s place of business. Presently all correspondence is being sent to the Town’s previous Accountant. The new accountant will not have signatory privileges to any Town checking accounts. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

2.     Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the removal of the previous Accountant’s name as a signatory to the Towns checking accounts. So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

109. Edson Jones                                                                                                  80.00

110. The Tri Town News                                                                                       9.63

111. Village of Sidney                                                                                      2750.00

112. Time Warner Cable                                                                                    341.16

113. Office of State Comptroller                                                                      1187.00

114. Gettysburg Flags                                                                                         285.00

115. Laing Trucking                                                                                             38.75

116. Mang Ins. Agency                                                                                       312.50

117. NYS Teamsters                                                                                         4015.11

118. NYS Teamsters                                                                                         1835.01

119. Time Warner Cable                                                                                     681.25

120. NYSEG                                                                                                       208.73

121. Frontier                                                                                                          99.46

122. By the Books                                                                                               733.33

123. Michael Ellis                                                                                               306.88

124. Joe Reynolds                                                                                               208.06

125. Edson Jones                                                                                                   80.00

126. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                              660.00

127. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                          78.10

                                                                                                                      ___________

                                                                                                                         13,909.97

HIGHWAY:

130. Tractor Supply                                                                                               99.93

131. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                 62.93

132. John F. Winn                                                                                                  50.72

133. Scoville Meno                                                                                                  7.00

134. Scoville Meno                                                                                                88.13

135. Chenango Sales                                                                                            259.32

136. NYE                                                                                                            1084.82

137. Hillside Sign & Designs                                                                               265.00

138. Unadilla Bolt & Nut                                                                                       49.16

139. McAdams                                                                                                       16.95

140. Kimball Midwest                                                                                          128.82

141. FleetPride                                                                                                        44.79      

142. Fastenal                                                                                                           39.93   

143. Cook Brothers                                                                                               110.16    

144. Auto Plus                                                                                                         62.78         

145. Vestal Asphalt                                                                                          60,238.69

146. E & R Popes excavating                                                                              2080.00  

147. John F. Winn                                                                                                4427.85

148. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                             161.06 

                                                                                                                     ________________

                                                                                                                          69,278.04

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 PM.

 

 STATE OF NEW YORK                                                             September 4, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT:

Supervisor; Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Craig DuMond, Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel. Steve Tiska, Elaine Bradish, Tom Klehr, Doug Earl, Ron Merwin, Maggie Finger, Kathy Finger, Randolf Finger, Neil Brayman, Kendal Craig.

MINUTES:

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept minutes as corrected, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Kathy Finger introduce herself to the board and as the board did to her.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on the Cemetary and feels there should be a budget line for the care of these. Mike said that the summer helper mows them and is paid by the County. Discussion was held on the Cemetaries and Mike said he will talk with Linnea Wilson on this.
  3. Steve Tiska asked about of the Code of Ethics. The Town has this policy but dos not at this time have a Code of Ethic board.
  4. Ron Merwin spoke on Steam Mill road and asked when something would be done about it. Chuck said the Town is scheduled to have the vendor here to do Stone and oil. Chuck said the Town is doing what they can with weather being its biggest factor.
  5. Doug Earl spoke on Finnerty road and said it was done in 1990 and then got torn up by people. Mike said that if roads get damaged Chuck will and has gotton them repair by those who damaged them. Mike said that if pipeline goes through he wants to go with what the County is going to do with road damage.

CORRESPONANCE:

  1. Mike said a company (Nextera) wants to come trough and place electric lines right along side NYSEG so that if there are problems with NYSEG theres will kick in. Mike will check into see if there are any other benefits then just on the tax rolls.
  2. Mike received the resignation of the Dog Control Officer ( Mike Ellis).

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished stone base and cover on Steam Mill to be oil & stoned
  2. Added gravel shoulders to Hellerud and McMullen roads
  3. Resurfaced Gifford Rd and plowed dirt part on Steam Mill with crusher run
  4. Shouldered and of Beals Pond that is to be oil & Stoned
  5. Roadside mowing
  6. Picked up 500 gallons of waste oil
  7. Replaced rotten pipe under Stillson Rd
  8. Summer help mowed Cemetaries
  9. Sent paperwork in to get first round of CHIPS funding, about 88,000
  10. Asking board to proceed with Backhoe repair, estimated at 12,000 plus or minus and to date we are ¾ the way in the year with ½ of the repair budget still to go.

Chuck said that he might be able to get the existing rebuilt and that it would be the cost effective. Chuck said they would have to first get it taken out and decide if it is fixable or not. The board can go used or new if not fixable. Craig said to look into seeing if can be rebuilt if not come back to the board for next step.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for the Month of August.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike would like to set a budget workshop for 9-18-2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall.

Motion by Crai DuMond to have the Town Clerk Advertise for the Budget Workshop on 9-18-2013, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

  1. Mike said he had Assemblyman and Senator here and thay spoke on critical mandates like probation, public works and sheriffs dept. Mike said they are going to get back to him.
  2. Mike spoke on the star program and said there are pamphlets on the back table. Mike said that everyone need to have there in by December 31st2013 home owners will get stuff mailed to them.
  3. Mike spoke on the 2% tax cap and said it is impossible to stay within this with everything going up.

Steve Tiska asked about the Union Contract. Mike said it is complete and signed and a savings of about 9,000.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #14-Adoption of the Delaware County Multi-Jurisdictional All Hazards Mitigation Plan Update. So mowed by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

128. Pamela Walker                                                                                             41.40

129. Office of State Comptroller                                                                      1450.00

130. By the Books                                                                                              733.33

131. Frontier                                                                                                       100.72

132. NYSEG                                                                                                      476.67

133. NYSEG                                                                                                      208.73

134. Edson Jones                                                                                                  80.00

135. Micheal Ellis                                                                                                41.47

136. Quill Corp                                                                                                   299.99

137. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                             550.00

138. Service Education                                                                                       950.00

139. WalMart                                                                                                       49.38

140. Chuck Smith                                                                                                 18.60

141. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                         99.34

142. Joe Reynolds                                                                                               336.23

                                                                                                                       __________

                                                                                                                          5,435.86

HIGHWAY:

149. Mirabito                                                                                                     3012.67

150. Suit-Kote Corp.                                                                                         1468.27

151. Cook Brothers                                                                                               35.59

152. Marcy Hydraulics                                                                                          55.20

153. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                76.46

154. River Valley New Howlland                                                                         18.86      

155. Fastenal                                                                                                        256.02      

156. Babcock Municipal Supply                                                                          180.00   

157. Pioneer Glass Co.                                                                                         260.00  

158. G&L Auto Supply                                                                                           5.64       

159. Tractor Supply                                                                                               63.95

160. Tepco                                                                                                             40.00

161. E&R Pope Excavating                                                                               1066.25  

162. Auto Plus                                                                                                       15.95       

163. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                          196.71

                                                                                                                      ____________

                                                                                                                           6,751.57      

The meeting was adjourned at 8:25 p.m.   

_____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk 

                                                

  STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                    September 18, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The Budget Workshop of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:00 p.m.

PRESENT:                                                                                  Absent: Jeri Brayman

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Craig DuMond, Betty Scott, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

Account Clerk: Karen Kropp

PUBLIC:

Doug Earl, Steve Tiska, Laurie Burpoe,

Karen had everyone’s wish list items for the budget and went over the budget line by line with the board. Discussion was held on many items in the budget and this will now turn in to the tentative budget for October’s meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:00

___________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

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STATE OF NEW YORK                                                            October 2, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ron Longwell, Kendal Craig, Elaine Bradish, Nick Genovese, Maggie Finger, Kathy Finger, Melissa Thomas, Kris Mott, Neita VanValkenburg, Colin Frost, Everett Burrows

MINUTES:

Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Kris Mott spoke on her neighbor and their barking dog. She wanted to know what was going to be done about it. She knows that the Town is without a Dog Control Officer. Mike said he would do something about it tomorrow. Kris also stated that those same neighbors were outside yelling at her, so as everyone in the neighborhood could hear them. The words they used were not very nice, so she could not repeat them. Kris did call the police but they had stopped by the time they arrived. They said they could not do anything because they were quiet now. However, they would go talk to them. Craig said that if they ever do it again to call him personally. Craig also said that the Town Law could be changed to read that any Peace or Police Officer could take care of issues with dogs.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approve that the Town Attorney look at the Local Law and amend it to add any Peace or Police Officer can handle dog situations in the Town of Masonville, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

  1. Steve Tiska asked if there was a book of ordinances and laws for the public to view. The Town Clerk has all laws at her Office. The Town Clerk said that most are on the Official website. The Town Clerk will send the web master all the laws and ordinances she has for him to get on the page.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on the Cemeteries and said summer helper mowed but that there should be money set aside for the maintenance for these. Mike said that the Lawyer has been very busy with defense cases in Delhi, but that he is still on top of this.
  3. Judy Jackson asked if she was bonded and Craig said yes. Judy also asked if there could be a police officer or someone in the courtroom when evil people come in. Craig said that generally State Police would not because they cannot do much, but the Sheriff’s department might. Craig said to call the Sheriff’s Dept. if she knows they are coming.
  4. Steve Tiska asked if the Town had Liability coverage on the Town employees. Mike said yes and it is blanket coverage, to cover all Town officials.
  5. Neita VanValkenburg spoke on the Halloween party at the Church that will be held on October 26th from 6:00 to 8:00. Neita said that young and old are welcome and that there will be games and a spoke house. Craig thanked Neita for keeping this tradition alive and he remembered all the fun he used to have when he was a kid.

CORRESPONDENCE:

1. The Town Clerk read a letter from Steve Tiska, which he wrote to comply with Town Law 65-A as well as a Local Law, Pertaining to the liability and maintenance of the sidewalks by the Town.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Cleaned plugged pipes on Gould Dean and Shears Road from the Storm early in September.
  2. Cuyle Rd  was washed away from the same Storm, so they resurfaced it with millings
  3. Fixed holes and added gravel on Pine Hill
  4. Helped Sidney Oil & Stone
  5. Replaced king pins and exhaust on Truck#4
  6. Began ditching and shouldering Parker Hollow
  7. Prepared Roads for oil and Stone
  8. Oil and Stoned parts on Finnerty, Foster, Steam Mill, Beals Pond and all of McMullen and Hellerud Roads.
  9. Recent word on the Backhoe, the rear end can be rebuilt, with new quote of 3 to 4 thousand dollars less. Chuck would like the ok to do this.

Motion by Craig Dumond to authorize the Backhoe to be rebuilt per Chucks quote, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

Jeri wanted to thank the Highway crew for the fine job on Steam Mill.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for the month of September.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said he has left several messages at several cell phone tower companies trying to get service for this Town. Mike said he has of yet to hear back from anyone, but he is not giving up on this.
  2. Mike spoke on the Budget workshop and said that in the first round, the Board came in with a 12% plus increase. After much discussion, and more cutting, and cutting all items to the bone, we end up with a 5.04% increase, which in turn means about a $30.00 increase per $100,000.00 of assessed value. Mike also said that there must be another Local Law that must be passed to override the Tax Cap Levy. This year, the State, in all its wisdom, reduced the cap to 1.66%. This was to match the rate of inflation. Mike is still trying to figure out what country they are using to get this rate.
  3. Mike said that he has discussed with the Highway Superintendent what roads will be worked on next year and they hope to add a few more for next year’s budget.
  4. Mike said he will be at the Town Hall next Monday, but starting Tuesday, he has jury duty, so it may be hard to get ahold of him.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves a public hearing, pertaining to the 2014 Town of Masonville budget. Notice will be advertised by the Town Clerk, two weeks before the November 6th 2013 meeting, in the Tri Town News and the Walton Reporter. So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Tiska, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #15- Agreement for Control of Snow on County Roads by Town Forces Pursuant to Section 135-A of the Highway Law. So moved by Craig DuMond, Seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to pay all audited bills, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried

GENERAL:

143. Tri Town News                                                                                          3.47

144. Office of State Comptroller                                                                 1835.00

145. Edson Jones                                                                                           100.00

146. NYSEG                                                                                                  208.73

147. By the Books                                                                                          838.22

148. Cowen Law Firm                                                                                  3000.00

149. Wal-Mart                                                                                                  128.75

150. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                  117.70

151. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                        610.00

152. Joe Reynolds                                                                                          215.13

                                                                                                                 ___________

                                                                                                                      7057.00

HIGHWAY:

164. NYS Office of General Services                                                              50.00

165. Cobleskill Stone Products                                                                    8059.89

166. Kimball Midwest                                                                                    190.30

167. McAdams                                                                                                 73.72

168. Marcy Hydraulics                                                                                   207.56

169. Mirabito                                                                                                3164.02

170. Ben Funk                                                                                              2254.51

171. Tepco                                                                                                        21.00

172. Haun                                                                                                         12.87

173. Masonville Stone                                                                               18,072.00

174. Vestal Asphalt Inc.                                                                              53,875.60

175. E&R Popes Excavating                                                                         2457.00

176. Cooks Brothers                                                                                       206.92

177. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                            .59

                                                                                                               ____________

                                                                                                                  88,645.98

The meeting adjourned at 8:03 P.M.

___________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                          November 7, 2012

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The Public meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting to follow.

Purpose of said meeting is the adoption of the 2013 Town Budget.

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilman: Betty Scott, Craig DuMond, Jeri Brayman, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Bob Jackson, Judy Jackson, Laurie Burpoe, Neita VanValkenburg, Neil Brayman, Everett Burrows, Vince Warner, Doug Earl, Mr. & Mrs. Esposito, Mrs. Roff, Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Bob Basile, Curt Christensen, Robert Beards, Bill Thomas, Keith Scott, Tom Klehr

Mike spoke on the budget and said that when they first started working on the budget, it would have had an increase of about 18%.  After several months of work, they were able to decrease it to a 4.6% increase.

Mike said that the Town will have to pass a local law on a Tax Cap Override and said that the increase to the property owner will be .26 for every 1000.00 of assessed evaluation. It would mean for a $100,000 assessment on the property, you would have a $26, 00 increase in property taxes.

Everett said that their Union Rep. recommended that the Town keep the same amount of money in the budget for the insurance they currently have. They will be getting a new insurance co. soon. Everett said that it won’t be as low as the new insurance that was priced, but would be lower than what they have now. Mike said the budget is already done and the insurance is in the works. Craig said if anything changes it would have to be when the contract comes up.

Steve Tiska asked what road projects does Chuck have for the budgeted highway monies. Craig said that there are plans for that money but that could change at any time due to needs of other roads. Mike said a plan will be submitted by next month, but with the caveat that throughout the year due to weather etc. things could change.

Nick Genovese asked what the line items in the budget meant for, “personal and contractual”. Mike said personal is the salary and contractual is the spending allowance for items needed for the year.

No other questions were asked.

Public Hearing closed at 7:42 and the regular meeting was opened.

Motion by Craig DuMond to accept to minutes as corrected, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Curt Christensen spoke on the letter that went out to all property owner about NYC getting easements on lands and what the rights as a property owner would be if said property owner agree to this. Mike said that owners would be giving up their rights to develop on their own land, except for whatever was agreed upon with the City. Mike also noted that whoever does assign their property rights to the City, cannot nullify the contract. He advised that you think long and hard about that before signing anything.
  2. Robert Beards congratulated Mike, Craig and Steve on the Election. He also said that they had run a good clean campaign and had 1/3 of the people supported them.
  3. Tom Klehr thanked everyone involved who helped fix the Church St. Bridge.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Repaired several pipe headwalls around Town.
  2. Mowing brush with the boom tractor.
  3. Ditched and graveled portions of the seasonal part of Steam Mill Rd.
  4. Provided traffic control for paving on Cole Road. This was damaged in March and was repaired by the contractor who damaged it. The project was over $20,000.00 to repair at no cost to the Town.
  5. Cleaned and serviced the shop furnaces.
  6. Excavated part of Steam Mill on the paved area. In order to finish the repair next spring, the Town had to put in a new stone base in place and surface it with crusher run, which should last for many years.
  7. We had an incident while working on Steam Mill Rd. causing over $17,000.00 of damage to the 2006 dump truck. This was an insurance claim. We hope to have it back toward the end of November.
  8. Unplugged pipe that drains East Masonville Pond just before storm, this was preventative maintenance before storm hit.
  9. We sold at auction, the old surplus tractor for $4,550.00

Mike said that if there are any problems or concerns with the roads or the Highway Dept. to please call Chuck direct, he will be able to answer any of your questions.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

Craig read the CEO report.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

Mike had nothing to report and said things are slow right now.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board adopt Local Law #1 of 2013; Local Law to override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Law 3-c. So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the 2013 Town Budget. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, opposed by Steve Roff, carried
  3. Upon recommendation by the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve the posting of seasonal limited use only roads the same as last year, starting date of December 1st 2012 to April 1st 2013 as per sect. #205a of the Highway Law. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #13, the intent to pass Local Law #1 of 2013 to override the tax levy limit. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy attached

Motion by Craig DuMond to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

General:

203. Walton Reporter                                                                                       8.95

204. Coalition of Watershed Towns                                                            500.00

205. Robert Sterchak                                                                                    245.00

206. Grace Fisher                                                                                         350.00

207. Rea Ann Lakin                                                                                     350.00

208. Anne Scott                                                                                            245.00

209. Tri Town News                                                                                        3.47

210. Time Warner Cable                                                                              431.54

211. NYSEG                                                                                                208.73

212. Frontier                                                                                                   93.01

213. NYSEG                                                                                                 208.73

214. NYSEG                                                                                                 375.34

215. Excel                                                                                                       19.99

216. Business Automation Services                                                             395.00

217. Joe Reynolds                                                                                         244.33

218. Marilyn Trachsel                                                                                    39.00

219. NYSAOTSOH                                                                                     150.00

220. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                521.72

221. Sandri                                                                                                     53.22

222. Jess F. Howes                                                                                       137.62

223. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                       670.00

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                                                                                                                   5,250.65

HIGHWAY:

169. Fleetpride                                                                                              268.64

170. Cook Brothers Truck Supply                                                                  82.11

171. Mirabitos                                                                                          12,405.13

172.  E&R Popes Excavating                                                                      2870.00

173. NYS Office of General Services                                                         1050.00

174. Horton Hardware                                                                                  134.99

175. John F Winn                                                                                           51.12

176. Cobleskill Stone Products                                                                     204.13

177. G&L Auto                                                                                               69.99

178. Texas Refinery                                                                                      895.20

179. Waynes Welding                                                                                     26.17

180. Kimball Midwest                                                                                  229.92

181. Fastenal                                                                                                 249.78

182. Comstock Logging Supplies                                                                536.00

183. Metal Fab Div. Bushwick Metals                                                        388.50

184. Champlain Oil Co.                                                                               257.67

185. Ben Funk                                                                                            2393.28

186. NYS Office of General Services                                                        1000.00

187. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                   189.07

188. Waynes Welding                                                                                1925.88

189. Jess F. Howes                                                                                       330.82

190. Interstate Battery                                                                                  211.90

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                                                                                                                 25,770.30

The meeting was adjourned at 9:04 p.m.

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk


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