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.

_____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

2014 Town Board Minutes

 

STATEOF NEW YORK                                                                                       January 8, 2014

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

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

PRESENT:                                                                                           ABSENT: Jeri Brayman, Betty Scott

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Criag DuMond, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Bob Basile, Ernst Keidel, Ron Longwell, Colon Frost.

MINUTES:

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

MOTIONS:

Attached

RESOLUTIONS:

Attached

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked if mike has had a chance to get with Linnea Wilson yet on the cemeteries. Mike said not yet but will
  2. Steve Tiska asked about the Assoc. of Towns and are the new group going to be there for the Town. Mike said yes they are going to meet soon and they are involved with 28 Towns and they are all about the small Towns.
  3. Steve Tiska asked if there was anyway the Town could put a book together with all the Laws and codes & ordinances in them. Mike said that sounds good and Craig agreed.
  4. Steve Tiska spoke on old news and asked about the sidewalk grant and what was is going on with it. Mike said the grant was rejected but that the Town is covered under Liability if something were to happen.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike spoke on the Towns Insurance and said the policy has gone down and the Town may get a break again next year.
  2. Mike said he had a letter for veterans on getting a tax break and said he will make copies for all who want one.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowed and sanding roads as needed
  2. Replaced a missing seasonal road sign on lower Beals Pond Rd.
  3. Installed wing plows on truck #4 and #5
  4. Made repairs on the grader and excavator
  5. Repaired washout on Gould Dean Rd from heavy rain with melting snow
  6. Tear down the engine in the 1986 pickup to remove broken glow plugs
  7. Parker Hollow paving project will need to be reduced to 1.5 mile due to cost of materials, the last .8 miles to be completed in 2015
  8. The light fixtures in the shop have become obsolete, new light are needed ASAP, also the roof has several leaks near electric outlets and caused sheetrock damage in the break room.

Chuck said he will look into NYSEG grant on the lighting.

Chuck also said that the guy who worked on the addition will come look at the leak and if his fault will fix it free of charge if Towns fault he will still fix if the Town so wishes.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

Craig read the CEO report for the month of December and also read the CEO’s yearly report.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the sales tax revenue is up for 2013 but does not know how much at this time.
  2. Mike said the HEP program under social services has started due to the cold weather.
  3. Mike said he was appointed to the legislative committee.

Motion by Steve Roff to approve the expenditure if Highway monies, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

Mike said he stopped by the Town Hall for something and was glad he did the heat was not on or working a plumber- furnace guy came and got it going. Mike suggested getting this alarm system in that would let someone know if furnace goes out. Discussion was held and Mike will call Century alarm and see if it can be set into the system that is in.

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

GENERAL:

  1. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                 700.00
  2. Del. Co. Assoc. of Town Supt. Of Hwy.                                        35.00
  3. The water bottle                                                                              72.00
  4. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                          120.72
  5. Drogan Elec. Supply                                                                       184.05
  6. Jess f. Howes                                                                                    47.07
  7. Paraco                                                                                              613.07
  8. Assoc. of Tax Receivers                                                                  25.00
  9. Time Warner Cable                                                                       681.71

10.  Tri Town News                                                                                   3.85

11.  Walton Reporter                                                                               8.16

12.  Laing Trucking                                                                                  38.75

13. Mirabitos                                                                                      2625.97

14.  NYSEG                                                                                             208.73

15.  National Bank of Del. Co.                                                        24,732.25

16. NYSEG                                                                                             558.40

17. Frontier                                                                                           100.11

18.  By The Book                                                                                   750.00

19.  Joe Reynolds                                                                                  127.77

                                                                                              _______________

                                                                                                   321,632.61

HIGHWAY:

    236. Mirabito                                                                                          2625.97

        1. Tallmadge Tire                                                                                  163.50

        2. Brain Backus                                                                                        65.00

        3. Cobra Industries                                                                                  20.00

        4. John F. Winn                                                                                        44.60

        5. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                  9.70

        6. Chenango Wleding Supply                                                                38.85

       7. Five Star Equipment                                                                            48.67

       8. Utica Mack                                                                                          232.25

       9. Waynes Welding                                                                                316.20

      10. Unadilla Bolt & Nut                                                                          139.70

      11. Tepco                                                                                                    40.00

      12. G&L Auto Supply                                                                              237.75

      13. Tri County Communations                                                           1396.98

      14. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                  91.15

      15. Mirabitos                                                                                        5222.54

      16. Fastenal                                                                                             100.67

                                                                                                           ________________

                                                                                                                   10,793.53

The meeting was adjourned at 8:42 P.M.

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

02/2014 Meeting

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilman: Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Lyn Brayman, Everett Burrows, Judy Jackson, Bob Basile

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked about the new association the Town has and if they have a web site yet. Mike said no, not yet. Mike said that they are going to be working with the smaller Towns, which have different problems than the larger Towns. They will cover much of the same material as the Association of Towns.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike read part of a newspaper article about the State rebating property taxes. He said the State is playing a “shell game” with our money. Due to all of the unfunded mandates about 85% -90% of each county tax dollar goes to the State. Mike said that with all of the State unfunded mandates, NY State has transferred the responsibility for payment to the Counties, which then in turn goes back to the Town level. This makes the State look good and the Counties and Towns look really bad. The answer to this problem is the State must fully fund all of the programs that they are mandating. They will never do this.
  2. Mike spoke on the new fees for NY DEC hunting and fishing license sales.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding as needed
  2. Serviced loader and some trucks
  3. Needed repairs made on Truck #6, new alternator and rear spring and rear brakes on Truck #1
  4. Put new rear tires on backhoe, used backhoe on Steam Mill and found a mechanical issue that will be fixed under warranty
  5. Received 150 Gallon of waste oil
  6. Dug out ice buildup behind Town Hall
  7. Getting items ready to sell on the internet auction that ends on 2/11/14. They are on Teitsworth.com

Steve asked what happened to the big blue truck. Chuck said it is on the auction list.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike spoke on the issue of low temperature warning devices that he checked out. The one from sentry alarms would be $300 to install and then $5.00 more a month. Mike also checked some out on the internet found one for $76.00 and it will call 4 numbers until someone answers. It was discussed that it be best to have just one system to do everything. The Board recommended using the existing Sentry Alarm system.

Motion by Steve Roff to get temperature warning device put on with the existing Sentry alarm system, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

  1. Mike spoke on the need to replace the lighting in the garage. We cannot get any replacement parts for the existing obsolete lights. Mike said the lights would cost approximately $2,353.00 and installation would be approximately $2,200.00 more. Mike explained how half of the lighting would be motion sensors. If no movement is happening they would shut off to save energy. There is also a rebate on the material cost of over $700.00 from NYSEG. Steve asked if they would interfere with the radios, Mike will look into it. The board agreed to hold off till Mike had an answer.
  2. Mike spoke on his request to get a solid center line made on the north end of old Rt. 8 and said that he has not heard back from the State yet. It has been over 7 months and he cannot get a return call from them.
  3. Mike said that Delaware County Fair is again are asking for a $100.00 donation for their 5K run. It would be a sponsorship to help them purchase tee shirts. The board agreed to not fund this request.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #11

DISAGREEMENT WITH PUBLIC ACCESS AREA FOR NYC DEC PROJECT #8675

So moved by Jeri Brayman, denied by Steve Roff and Betty Scott. Motion is not carried.

Due to Resolution #11 not being passed, we will change the following to Resolution #11.

Resolution # 11, 2013 BUDGET TRANSFERS.

 So moved by Steve Roff, 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:

20.  Pamela Walker                                                                                                          $29.76

21.  Time Warner Cable                                                                                                     682.83

22.  Quill Corp                                                                                                                      233.87

23.  Tri-Town News                                                                                                               12.32

24.  Paraco                                                                                                                           584.04

25.  Office Max                                                                                                                      71.62

26.  Tri-Town News                                                                                                               21.18

27.  Quill Corp                                                                                                                      149.99

28.  NYSEG                                                                                                                            208.73

29.  Frontier                                                                                                                          105.88

30.  By the Books                                                                                                                771.59

31.  Paraco                                                                                                                            681.18

32.  Mirabito                                                                                                                         926.69

33.  Walmart                                                                                                                           72.23

34.  Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                         133.65

35.  Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                                630.00

36.  Thompson Reuters-West                                                                                             133.50

37.  Edson Jones                                                                                                                    180.00

                                                                                                                                          $5,629.06

HIGHWAY:

17.  Smith Cooperstown, INC                                                                                       $   652.30

18.  Chenango Welding Supply                                                                                         639.88  

19.  E + R Popes Excavating                                                                                            1,197.00

20.  Mirabito Energy Products                                                                                       3,621.07

21.  NYS Office of General Services                                                                                 575.00

22.  G + L Auto Supply INC                                                                                                 108.88

23.  Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                                         136.93

24.  Richard Cady                                                                                                                159.73

25.  LN Truck + Tractor Repair INC                                                                                   457.30

26.  Dags Auto Parts INC                                                                                                     500.22

27.  Fleetpride                                                                                                                       197.42

28.  Champlain Oil Company, INC                                                                                     191.31

                                                                                                                                     $     8,437.04

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 P.M.

_______________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                            

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                                      March 5, 2014
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: Steve Roff, Betty Scott
Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno
Councilmen: Craig Dumond, Jeri Brayman
Town Clerk: Pamela Walker:


PUBLIC:
Steve Tiska, Tom Cardi, Nick Genovese, Ron Longwell, Ernst Keidel, Everett Burrows




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




FLOOR TIME:
1.         Ernst Keidel spoke on his un-official web site and said it is not up to date and is looking to get it back up and running Ernst said he needs a new web master or try and get the old one back.
2.         Nick Genovese spoke on the Beech Hill sign and asked Chuck if there was any luck on getting one. Chuck said the County will not put up a County Rt. 20 on it because it can be confusing if there are other County Rt. 20’s in Delaware County. The road was discussed and maybe some markers can be put on the end of the road to help see it.
3.         Steve Tiska spoke on other Towns having cell towers and asked why the Town of Masonville can’t have one. Mike said the Town almost had one but there is not enough population here to get one.
4.         Steve Tiska spoke on the Towns official web page and said it was a mess and not up to date. Mike said that it takes a lot of time to find out what is missing, and then find those items from 40 or 50 years ago. He will work on trying to get that accomplished at a later date.


Discussion was held on why the Time Warner bill is so high.  Mike is going to talk with Judy on this, as she was the one who made the deal with them.  He is also going to look into other services.


HIGHWAY:
1.         Plowing and sanding roads as needed
2.         Received another 150 gallons of waste oil
3.         Serviced Fire Department s pumper truck
4.         Working at several frozen driveway pipes to thaw with calcium
5.         Opened Herring road with loader that was closed off due to drifting snow
6.         Repaired brake issues with truck #4
7.         On 2/13/14 WBNG TV 12 News did a story on plowing in the Town of Masonville
8.         Masonville was chosen as the national award winner picked from the entire country,  for the best use of Federal surplus property. An award will be given to the Town in the near future. It was given for what was done to the Army truck converted to a dump/snow plow truck.
9.         Auction results: Used tires $175.00, one (1)Winch $1620.00 and a surplus truck $22,500.00 to total $24,295.00 to be deposited in the Highway equipment reserve.
10.       With the $24,295.00 and the difference from equipment reserve Chuck is asking permission from the Board to proceed with the dump box purchase for truck #5 as he now has enough funds.
Mike said to hold off on the dump box, as we may get the grant that he applied for, to replace  that box.      
11.       Last item, could the Board amend the procurement policy to add purchases that would standardize equipment. The Board thought that it would not be a good idea.
              
NEW BUSINESS:
1.         Mike checked with Drogans Electric Supply to find out if the new shop lights would interfere with our radios. Drogans said the manufacturer told him it will not. If there is any interference, it would be due to a bad electrical ground, not the light fixtures. Mike had the new lights installed with motion sensors to save on electricity. Three (3) sensors for the lights were backordered, and will be installed at a later date. 
2.         Mike said that the Town also received  $500.00 for the old fuel tank at auction.  That check went to Karen and deposited in the general fund.
3.         Mike spoke on a grant that he was trying to get for filing and discarding old records .However he found out he couldn’t be the one to apply. The record keeper is the Town Clerk and she was the only one eligible for the grant. By that time it was too late, and will have to be filed for next year. The Town clerk will put this on her “to do” calendar for 2015. 
4.         Mike said that he contacted the alarm company and ordered the  low temperature  alarm for the Town Hall.  The cost was  $187.50 and there is no charge for monitoring it.




SUPERVISORS REPORT:
1.         Mike said he has been informed that there will be a Highway audit done by the State Comptroller’s office. They will be auditing and doing a report with recommendations on Town Roads. Mike told them they should look at the State’s Highway Dept. and how they could fix their own roads. Rt. 206 is like a third world road and is a disgrace. 
2.         Mike spoke on the County and said that Maggie Wilson is the new EMS coordinator. She is very qualified and should do a great job for the County.
3.         Mike said that the Sheriff’s department received a $20,000 grant for portable defibrillators for their patrol cars. 
4.         Mike said that the County fill station and Highway garage in Sidney Center is going to be torn down. Mike asked if the County would consider moving the fill station to Masonville. Mike said the County and the Town could both use it. If the electric should go out in times of emergency, the County’s fuel system has an automatic generator that kicks in so we can still get the trucks fueled. It would also be much cheaper than using Mirabito.
5.         Mike said the grant he was working on for the dump box of $50,000 had to be for fixed capital assets only, so he put it in an alternate request  for a new roof on building for $65,000 to $68,000. Senator Bonacic called Mike and told him that he would still try to get the grant for the dump box. If not, he will submit the roof request.  He will have an answer for us in a few weeks.
6.         Mike said that on Saturday March 8Th from 9:00 to 12:00 the Sheriff’s Dept. will hold a fundraiser for their K-9 unit at the Delhi firehouse on Rt. 28. Mike said there will be pancakes and eggs. Craig said they plan to get a second dog next year trained to search for explosives.
7.         Mike spoke on the NYSAC  (New York State Association of County’s) on the 2% tax cap to schools and local government by Governor Cuomo’s new budget. Schools and Towns will lose out if they can’t stay within the 2% tax cap. If they can  stay within the 2% taxpayers  would get a rebate. Mike said it’s very unfair to all the small Towns. It is impossible to hold the 2% with all the unfunded mandates that the State demands and with the small tax base that Towns like ours have. Mike said as it stands if you were to pay $1500.00 in property taxes only $150 (10%) would go to the County and Towns, the rest would go back to the State. Mike said that he is drawing up a resolution for the County to oppose this insane plan. If the State was serious about the rebates, they should just return the funds back to the County and Towns, so we wouldn’t have to raise taxes in the first place.


Mike wants to thank Chuck for all he does for the Town saving us money. Craig also wanted to thank Mike for all his hard work and dedication to the Town.


MOTIONS:
1.         Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, it is recommended to accept the resignation of Keith Walker as Deputy Town Clerk, as of 01, March, 2014. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
2.         Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, it is recommended to appoint Amanda M Stimpson to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
3.         Motion by Craig Dumond  to accept the review of the Town Justice records per State compliance, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.


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


GENERAL:
38. Edson Jones                                                                                                               100.00
39. Time Warner Cable                                                                                                  341.80
40. Paraco Gas                                                                                                               1528.83
41. ………………??                                                                                                           …………..?       
42. Quill                                                                                                                            117.95
43. Drogans                                                                                                                     182.92
44. Drogans                                                                                                                     546.95
45. By the Books                                                                                                             854.56
46. Frontier                                                                                                                      104.39
47. NYSEG                                                                                                                         246.53            
48. NYSEG                                                                                                                       1573.42         
49. Drogans                                                                                                                     2548.83
50. Fisher Electric                                                                                                          2200.00          
51. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                     141.02                      
52. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                               35.01
53. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                             600.00
54. Laing                                                                                                                              35.00
                                                                                                                                     _________
                                                                                                                                       11,157.21                  


HIGHWAY:
29. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                            137.62
30. Industrial Pressure Washers                                                                                  150.33
31. John F. Winn Inc                                                                                                      337.29
32. Zep                                                                                                                               248.48            
33. Kimball Midwest                                                                                                       275.82
34. NYS Office of General Services                                                                               350.00                    
35. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                                         341.94       
36. Tallmadge Tire                                                                                                           179.49  
37. Cook brothers                                                                                                            159.00
38. Fleet Pride                                                                                                                  864.22
39. Steel Sales                                                                                                                    31.85
40. CHAMPLAIN OIL                                                                                                         296.04                            
41. MIRABITO                                                                                                                4,434.34                         
                                                                                                                                 The  meeting was adjourned at 8:25 P.M.


Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

06/2014 Meeting

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, Steve Roff, Jeri Brayman

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Nick Genovese, Steve Tiska, Ron Longwell, Everett Burrows, Keith Scott, Maggie Finger, Kathy Finger, Brandon Kane, Judy Jackson, Bob Jackson

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked if the Town Clerk’s office moved he seen the new sign down town. Pam said yes.
  2. Nick asked if the grass was going to get mowed by the speed sign. Chuck said very soon.
  3. Steve Tiska asked about the cemeteries and when we were mowing them. Steve said Hancock bids there mowing out and the bidders have to have proof of insurance. Mike said the summer help mows the Town cemeteries. The County pays for the summer help. Steve said it was once budgeted and now is not. Discussion was held on mowing and the liability of going on other people’s property to get to cemeteries to mow the lawns. It would be a liability to the landowner. Mike said it is not the Town’s responsibility to mow every gravesite in Masonville. Who is supposed to pay for that
  4. Jeri asked about the Flags, and wanted to know why they were put up so late for Memorial Day. Chuck said they waited so they were not tangled. Mike said that from now on the flags would go up early. Last year we had complaints the flags were tangled because they were up too early. You just cannot make everyone happy, so we will just do it the way we always did it, early!
  5. Steve Tiska said the two safety cones that were put up on Pine Hill to show where the potholes were, are gone. Chuck said they must have been stolen.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike said the Towns insurance this year is going to be $13,875.00 it decreased from $14,965.00. That is a savings of $1,703.00 this year, taking in the fact that we received a $613.00 rebate last month from NYMIR on capitalization interest.
  2. Mike said that Kent Manuel from the Delaware Co. Planning Board is working on a large grant. It is to find out if it would pay to consolidate any of the services between the County and Towns. He asked if the Town of Masonville would participate in the study. Mike told him that we would. Anything that would save the Town money is a good thing.
  3. Mike said that the Comptroller’s office notified him that the Town of Masonville’s equalization rate is staying at 100%. Mike said the Assessor is very pleased about this.
  4. Mike gave a reminder about the free rabies clinic in Masonville on June 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and proof of rabies shots are required if you wish to get a 3 year shot. Mike said that dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome.
  5. The Town Clerk read a letter from Steve Tiska about the notice of bad sidewalks in the Town.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished filling potholes
  2. Removed roadside stumps on Parker Hollow and Foster Roads
  3. Reset lifted pipes on Butts and Hellerud Roads
  4. Replaced 80’ pipe at the Foster and Parker Hollow intersection
  5. Replaced a rotted 24” pipe with a 36” pipe on Pine Hill
  6. Grader patching, replaced pipes and repaired soft spots on roads
  7. Cold mix paved 1.6 miles on Parker Hollow, lacking about $60,000 to finish to the Town line, will have to finish in 2015
  8. Preparing roads for oil & stone
  9. Started to add shoulders to new pavement on  Parker Hollow

10.  Received a check for the surplus sold in May in the amount of $9,367.50, and all 3 auctions brought in about $38,000

11.  Chuck is asking the Board to consider a purchase of a used (or new) self-propelled sweeper. Used would be about $25,000 to $30, 00 and new would be about $42,000. If purchased the Town could surplus the Mack w/sweeper and that VAC truck with possible income of $15,000 to offset the purchase price. Also the possible grant as income.

12.  Chuck said the 2 grants he applied for were for a sweeper and also plow equipment.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike discussed the possible extension on the Highway garage to be about $38,000. It will be rented to the County for $4,500.00 a month. The Town would get a 5-year minimum lease. If the County, for whatever reason, did not renew the lease, the Town would get a free addition to the highway garage and the rental income for five years. Mike said the County would also re-locate their fuel tank here. We would be able to get our fuel at the County’s discounted price. Mike says this is a great deal.
  2. Mike said he applied for another grant for $103,000 for a new roof on the highway garage and for the new addition. This fits right into the States idea of “consolation of services”.

COMMITTTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for May

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the 2% bed tax was passed at the County level. He said the revenue is dedicated to tourism advertisement and the Chamber of Commerce. They are estimating to gain $300,000.00 to $400,000.00 in revenue from this tax. It still must pass in the State legislature to be in effect.
  2. Mike is the Chairman of the County Legislative Committee they have been requesting that the Social Services / District Attorney Investigators qualify all of their over time each month. Prior to this, no one was holding them accountable for their OT. The Committee started this in January. Since the first quarter of this year, 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013, there has been a savings of over $6,000.00 to the County.

Motion by Craig DuMond to re-appoint Barbara Arnott to a year term for Board of Assessment Review, second by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

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

GENERAL:

87. By the Books                                                                                                      733.33

88. Frontier                                                                                                               103.45

89. NYSEG                                                                                                                 209.73

90. Envelopes                                                                                                           844.65

91. Masonville Postmaster                                                                                      48.00

92. Time Warner Cable                                                                                          340.90

94. Edson Jones                                                                                                         80.00

95. Michelle Ellis                                                                                                      150.00

96. Barbara Arnott                                                                                                   183.00

97. Clark Companies                                                                                                924.00

98. Judy Jackson                                                                                                         38.00

99. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                     580.00

100. NYS Teamsters Hospital Fund                                                                     4078.02

101. NYS Teamsters Hospital Fund                                                                     1874.87

102. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                           236.57

103. The Water Bottle                                                                                                 9.00

104. Personal 1 Concept                                                                                           25.90

105. Sidney Printing                                                                                                   57.25

106. Julia VanSteenburg                                                                                            59.53

107. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                     174.73

                                                                                                                           ____________

                                                                                                                                10,750.93

HIGHWAY:

74. Vestal Asphalt                                                                                                74,263.40

75. Unadilla Bolt & Nut                                                                                              11.50        

76. Suit-Kote                                                                                                            2976.11

77. Interstate Battery                                                                                               223.90

78. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                      467.26

79. Ben Funk                                                                                                              161.30

80. Tractor Supply                                                                                                     216.39    

81. Tepco                                                                                                                      10.00

82. Saunders                                                                                                              850.00

83. Cobleskill Stone                                                                                                 2906.38     

84. G&L Auto Supply                                                                                                   78.17

85. Mirabitos                                                                                                           2058.27

86. Dags Auto                                                                                                              149.03

                                                                                                                              ____________

                                                                                                                                  84,371.71

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 P.M.

_____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

07/2014 Meeting

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, Steve Roff, Jeri Brayman

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Nick Genovese, Steve Tiska, Ron Longwell, Everett Burrows, Keith Scott, Maggie Finger, Kathy Finger, Brandon Kane, Judy Jackson, Bob Jackson

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked if the Town Clerk’s office moved he seen the new sign down town. Pam said yes.
  2. Nick asked if the grass was going to get mowed by the speed sign. Chuck said very soon.
  3. Steve Tiska asked about the cemeteries and when we were mowing them. Steve said Hancock bids there mowing out and the bidders have to have proof of insurance. Mike said the summer help mows the Town cemeteries. The County pays for the summer help. Steve said it was once budgeted and now is not. Discussion was held on mowing and the liability of going on other people’s property to get to cemeteries to mow the lawns. It would be a liability to the landowner. Mike said it is not the Town’s responsibility to mow every gravesite in Masonville. Who is supposed to pay for that
  4. Jeri asked about the Flags, and wanted to know why they were put up so late for Memorial Day. Chuck said they waited so they were not tangled. Mike said that from now on the flags would go up early. Last year we had complaints the flags were tangled because they were up too early. You just cannot make everyone happy, so we will just do it the way we always did it, early!
  5. Steve Tiska said the two safety cones that were put up on Pine Hill to show where the potholes were, are gone. Chuck said they must have been stolen.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike said the Towns insurance this year is going to be $13,875.00 it decreased from $14,965.00. That is a savings of $1,703.00 this year, taking in the fact that we received a $613.00 rebate last month from NYMIR on capitalization interest.
  2. Mike said that Kent Manuel from the Delaware Co. Planning Board is working on a large grant. It is to find out if it would pay to consolidate any of the services between the County and Towns. He asked if the Town of Masonville would participate in the study. Mike told him that we would. Anything that would save the Town money is a good thing.
  3. Mike said that the Comptroller’s office notified him that the Town of Masonville’s equalization rate is staying at 100%. Mike said the Assessor is very pleased about this.
  4. Mike gave a reminder about the free rabies clinic in Masonville on June 6th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and proof of rabies shots are required if you wish to get a 3 year shot. Mike said that dogs, cats and ferrets are welcome.
  5. The Town Clerk read a letter from Steve Tiska about the notice of bad sidewalks in the Town.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished filling potholes
  2. Removed roadside stumps on Parker Hollow and Foster Roads
  3. Reset lifted pipes on Butts and Hellerud Roads
  4. Replaced 80’ pipe at the Foster and Parker Hollow intersection
  5. Replaced a rotted 24” pipe with a 36” pipe on Pine Hill
  6. Grader patching, replaced pipes and repaired soft spots on roads
  7. Cold mix paved 1.6 miles on Parker Hollow, lacking about $60,000 to finish to the Town line, will have to finish in 2015
  8. Preparing roads for oil & stone
  9. Started to add shoulders to new pavement on  Parker Hollow

10.  Received a check for the surplus sold in May in the amount of $9,367.50, and all 3 auctions brought in about $38,000

11.  Chuck is asking the Board to consider a purchase of a used (or new) self-propelled sweeper. Used would be about $25,000 to $30, 00 and new would be about $42,000. If purchased the Town could surplus the Mack w/sweeper and that VAC truck with possible income of $15,000 to offset the purchase price. Also the possible grant as income.

12.  Chuck said the 2 grants he applied for were for a sweeper and also plow equipment.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike discussed the possible extension on the Highway garage to be about $38,000. It will be rented to the County for $4,500.00 a month. The Town would get a 5-year minimum lease. If the County, for whatever reason, did not renew the lease, the Town would get a free addition to the highway garage and the rental income for five years. Mike said the County would also re-locate their fuel tank here. We would be able to get our fuel at the County’s discounted price. Mike says this is a great deal.
  2. Mike said he applied for another grant for $103,000 for a new roof on the highway garage and for the new addition. This fits right into the States idea of “consolation of services”.

COMMITTTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for May

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the 2% bed tax was passed at the County level. He said the revenue is dedicated to tourism advertisement and the Chamber of Commerce. They are estimating to gain $300,000.00 to $400,000.00 in revenue from this tax. It still must pass in the State legislature to be in effect.
  2. Mike is the Chairman of the County Legislative Committee they have been requesting that the Social Services / District Attorney Investigators qualify all of their over time each month. Prior to this, no one was holding them accountable for their OT. The Committee started this in January. Since the first quarter of this year, 2014 compared to the first quarter of 2013, there has been a savings of over $6,000.00 to the County.

Motion by Craig DuMond to re-appoint Barbara Arnott to a year term for Board of Assessment Review, second by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

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

GENERAL:

87. By the Books                                                                                                      733.33

88. Frontier                                                                                                               103.45

89. NYSEG                                                                                                                 209.73

90. Envelopes                                                                                                           844.65

91. Masonville Postmaster                                                                                      48.00

92. Time Warner Cable                                                                                          340.90

94. Edson Jones                                                                                                         80.00

95. Michelle Ellis                                                                                                      150.00

96. Barbara Arnott                                                                                                   183.00

97. Clark Companies                                                                                                924.00

98. Judy Jackson                                                                                                         38.00

99. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                     580.00

100. NYS Teamsters Hospital Fund                                                                     4078.02

101. NYS Teamsters Hospital Fund                                                                     1874.87

102. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                           236.57

103. The Water Bottle                                                                                                 9.00

104. Personal 1 Concept                                                                                           25.90

105. Sidney Printing                                                                                                   57.25

106. Julia VanSteenburg                                                                                            59.53

107. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                     174.73

                                                                                                                           ____________

                                                                                                                                10,750.93

HIGHWAY:

74. Vestal Asphalt                                                                                                74,263.40

75. Unadilla Bolt & Nut                                                                                              11.50        

76. Suit-Kote                                                                                                            2976.11

77. Interstate Battery                                                                                               223.90

78. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                      467.26

79. Ben Funk                                                                                                              161.30

80. Tractor Supply                                                                                                     216.39    

81. Tepco                                                                                                                      10.00

82. Saunders                                                                                                              850.00

83. Cobleskill Stone                                                                                                 2906.38     

84. G&L Auto Supply                                                                                                   78.17

85. Mirabitos                                                                                                           2058.27

86. Dags Auto                                                                                                              149.03

                                                                                                                              ____________

                                                                                                                                  84,371.71

The meeting was adjourned at 9:20 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

                                                                                                                         _______________

                                                                                                                                47,978.50

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 p.m.

_______________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                               August 6, 2014

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

Council members: Jeri Brayman, Betty Scott, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Nick Genovese, Steve Tiska, Elaine Bradish, Neil Brayman, Everett Burrows, Doug Earl, Bob Basile

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska said he again sat down with Linnea to validate the Cemeteries. He noted that she said that four (4) of the Cemeteries are legally documented that the Town owns them. Steve said a real property law in which a form 446 is used and that Town Law 291 has a rule for family Cemeteries. Mike said Cemeteries must meet the criteria (a corporation that went bankrupt) in order for the Town to take charge of them. Steve asked Mike to find out from Brett, if the Town can cross people’s property to get to a Cemetery to maintain it. Mike said he would contact him to discuss it.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike said the Village Board of Sidney now has a written resolution for shared services between our highway departments.
  2. Mike said the NYSEG is giving block grants, giving rebate checks back to entities who install approved energy efficient lighting. We did this for the outdated highway garage lighting and saved almost half of the cost of the fixtures. It is an easy procedure to apply for. The instructions are on the front table for anyone interested.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Filling potholes
  2. Stockpiled donated quarry scrap for the Finnerty Rd base project
  3. Helped Sidney pave,  and Bainbridge oil and stone, via the shared service program
  4. Cold patch grader mix repairs completed on Teed and Herrick Hollow roads
  5. Repairs and service done on both mowing trackers
  6. Summer help painted back of shop and cleaned and painted the floor in the first two shop bays
  7. Added gravel to upper ends of Randell and Clark roads
  8. Repaired washed areas on Lake Cecil and Teed Hill roads
  9. Paperwork is complete to Abandoned Gallop Hill Road

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike said the grant that he applied for the truck bed ($50,000) was rejected by the State Finance Committee because the Truck was much older than what they would approve. Mike said we would have to use the original money that we put aside to fund the dump box.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Mike asked Pam to check out last Year’s June & July electric bills and compare them to this year’s bills to see if there is a savings since we installed the new lighting in the highway garage.
  2. Mike said that Senator Bonacic’s office notified him that he has been approved for a $100,000 grant for the roof replacement at the Highway garage and the two (2) bay addition to building.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Steve read the CEO report for the month of June.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike has a preliminary map of the Tennessee Pipeline that is running through a small part of Masonville. Mike is trying to get a better map from them, showing exactly where they plan to install the pipeline. Both pipeline projects are still waiting for approval by the Federal Government.

Resolution #16, the abandonment of Gallop Hill RD was discussed and the resolution was tabled until next month. We want to be sure that landowners are aware and contacted about the closing.

Motion was made by Steve Roff to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott; all were in favor, carried

Motion was made by Steve Roff to go out of regular meeting and into executive session, seconded by Jeri Brayman; all were in favor, carried

Motion was made by Betty Scott to go back in regular meeting session, seconded by Steve Roff; all were in favor, carried.

Motion was made by Betty Scott to authorize Mike Spaccaforno to begin the process for a pre-approval for a $100,000.00 Promissory Note for the new roof and extension, seconded by Jeri Brayman; all were in favor, carried.

GENERAL:

125. By the Books                                                                                                      883.33

126. Frontier                                                                                                               104.84

127. NYSEG                                                                                                                 209.73

128. Office Max                                                                                                           62.95

129. Edson Jones                                                                                                         80.00

130. NYS Magistrates Assoc.                                                                                      80.00

131. Country Computers                                                                                          255.00

132. Country Computers                                                                                           67.50

133. Heart of the Catskills                                                                                         40.00

134. NYS Town Clerks Assoc.                                                                                    75.00

135. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                    700.00

136. Quill Corp                                                                                                           393.70

137. BAS                                                                                                                      740.00

138. Time Warner Cable                                                                                          697.17

139. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                      171.70

140. Paraco                                                                                                                 206.21

141. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                             383.64

142. Wal-Mart                                                                                                             46.73

143. Fastenal                                                                                                              514.72

144. NYS Teamsters Council                                                                                  4078.02

145. NYS Teamsters Council                                                                                  1802.87

146. Mang                                                                                                                  301.50

147. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                    285.96

                                                                                                                              ___________

                                                                                                                                 12,180.57

HIGHWAY:

106. Ben Funk                                                                                                             162.17

107. Bruce Tarbell                                                                                                      206.00

108. NYE                                                                                                                    3806.15 

109. Steel Sales                                                                                                          438.98

110. John F. Winn                                                                                                        62.94

111. River Valley New Holland                                                                                175.00

112. Tractor Supply                                                                                                     87.01

113. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                              192.56

114. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                                  44.00

115. Clark Companies                                                                                                 78.00

116. E&R Pope Excavating                                                                                     3209.06

117. Mirabitos                                                                                                         7816.77

                                                                                                                             _____________

                                                                                                                                 16,308.58

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.                                                                        

                                          

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

Council members: 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, Randolph 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 introduced herself to the board and as the board did to her.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on the Cemetery and feels there should be a budget line for the care of these. Mike said that the summer help mows them and the County pays the helper. Why would we want to add an additional charge to the Town? Discussion was held on the Cemeteries and Mike said he would discuss it with Linnea Wilson.
  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 will be done to finish 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 was torn up by some people abusing it. Mike said that if people or businesses damage the roads, Chuck has an avenue to have those persons or businesses responsible pay for the repairs. He has used this to have Cole Rd. repaired, by those who damaged it. Mike said that if the pipeline or electric transmission lines were approved, he would like to use what the County is going to pass to prevent and or repair road damage. It will protect the Town and County roads.                                                                                                            

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike said a company (Nextera Energy Transmissions) bidding on installing electric lines in the same Right Of Way alongside the NYSEG lines that run through Masonville. It will be a stand-by line that runs from the Town of Union, (in Broome Co.) to the Town of Delhi in Delaware Co. If there are problems with the NYSEG lines, due to failure, they will be able to transmit electricity through the new lines. Mike will check into see if there are any other benefits for our Town, other than just being put 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 Cemeteries
  9. Sent paperwork in to get first round of CHIPS funding, about  $88,000.00
  10. Asking board to proceed with backhoe repair, estimated at $12,000.00 plus or minus. To date we are ¾ the way into the year, with only ½ of the repair budget used. Chuck said that he might be able to get the existing rear end rebuilt and that would be the most cost effective repair. Chuck said they would have to first get the rear end removed, than decide if it is fixable or not. The board can then decide to have new, if it is not fixable. Craig said to look into seeing if can be rebuilt if not come back to the board for next step. Mike noted that the Town has attachments for that backhoe

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 Craig 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 our NYS Assemblyman and our NYS Senator here for meetings with the heads of three County Departments and they discussed critical Unfunded Mandates like Probation, Public Works and the Sheriff’s Dept. Mike said they are going to try to get the worst ones eliminated. Mike said these Unfunded Mandates are adding a very heavy burden to the County Taxpayers that in turn trickles down to the Towns.
  2. Mike spoke on the Star Program and said there are pamphlets on the back table. Mike said that everyone must have their applications in by December 31st 2013. Homeowners should get their applications mailed to them.
  3. Mike spoke on the 2% tax cap and said it is impossible to stay within this range while most of the Town’s costs have increased.
  4. Steve Tiska asked about the Union Contract. Mike said it is complete and signed and we did manage to save some money.

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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. Michael Ellis                                                                                                41.47

136. Quill Corp                                                                                                   299.99

137. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                             550.00

138. Service Education                                                                                       950.00

139. Wal-Mart                                                                                                       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 Holland                                                                         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.   

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk     

                                               

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                   October 1, 2014

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:

Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Elaine Bradish, Nick Genovese, Collin Frost, Vince Warner, Ron Longwell, Everett Burrows, Neil Brayman, Keith Scott, Magie Finger

MINUTES:

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

.FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve asked when the budget hearing was. Mike said October 8th at 7:00 p.m.

CORRESPODENCE:

  1. Mike said the Town received a check from CHIPS for $115,400.00 and a $2100.00 check for the Summer help reimbursement and $10,700.00 from State Aid.
  2. Mike said he received a notice from the unified court systems that the it’s time to Audit the Justices books.
  3. Mike received a letter that the Town was awarded another grant for $50,000. So that will make the total of $100,000 in grants for the new highway garage addition and new roof.
  4. Mike said the State Comptroller is doing a fiscal stress audit on Towns, Villages and Counties. Mike said the higher the fiscal stress score is, the worst fiscal condition your municipality is in. Mike said that Masonville came in at 6.7% and that we are the lowest in all of Delaware County. The average in the County was 46%. Some Towns were lower, some were higher. This report just shows that financially, we are in really great shape
  5. Mike said he received a letter from Senior Dinning asked for a $500.00 donation to support the Senior Dinning program. Mike asked that we keep this in mind for budget next week and make this donation in the memory of Neita VanValkenburgh. Betty asked how many people in Masonville this serves.
  6. Mike received a letter from the Board of Supervisors about litigation for appraisals on expensive properties. If the property appraisal is over $500,000 the County Attorney has to do the assessment if it is challenged.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Cleaned up down trees from the storm on 9/2/14
  2. Grader patched on a couple spots on upper Pine Hill Rd.
  3. Mowed roadsides of seasonal rds.
  4. Cleaned out several plugged pipes on various roads
  5. Loader is still out for repairs, may see it next week
  6. Ditched where needed on Cole and Thorpe Hill Roads.
  7. Graded where needed on Pine Hill, Pine Hill #1, Cuyle, Thorpe Hill and Bundy Hollow Roads.
  8. Resurfaced areas on Steam Mill and Dry Brook with crusher run to cover large rocks
  9. Online surplus auction ended on 9/16/2014 with a total of $2095.00

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Betty read the CEO report for September total was $400.00

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Received a notice of award for a $50,000 grant, we should have received paperwork on this, to date we have not. Mike made several calls on this and was told that it was in the State finance Committee’s hands and should receive the paperwork very soon.
  2. Mike shared the second letter from Brett Cowen’s office referring to private abandoned Cemetery maintenance. Once again the letter verified that the Town is not liable to care for them.

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Mike said he went to a Tennessee pipeline meeting at the County level. There was much discussion as to exactly where their proposed pipeline was going to be laid in conjunction to the Constitution pipeline. Mike said that the Constitution pipeline will be 30” in diameter and the Tennessee would be 36”. The problem is how much property are the Towns people are going to lose. Mike asked them why both pipelines couldn’t share the each other’s right of way, thus reducing the footprint of land required for both projects. How will both companies benefit our Town and the people affected by the loss of their land? The Constitution pipeline at 30” has an assessed evaluation of $221.00 per linear feet. The bad thing is that the Town does not know where the Tennessee pipe line is going, and said that he is against it until known.
  2. Mike said at that meeting the Supervisors told the pipeline company that we want a community benefits of $5 million for affected Towns in unmatched grants, 5 million house affordable and all cost of distribution to the Towns. He also said that they have plans to build their Head Quarters in Oneonta (not in Delaware Co.) and that it should be built in our County to create more jobs.
  3. Mike said the State wants all budget to not more than a 1.5% increase and that we will see at a budget workshop if it can be done. If not, then he will have to do the Tax Cap Override Law another year. Insurance, fuel, pension and retirement plans that are mandated by the State, make it almost impossible to meet unless we go into our reserve fund.
  4. Jeri asked how the new addition is going with the County. Mike said yes they want to go through with it but not this year. They may have to just lease out a truck bay this winter. We will not be able to start building until spring.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board agrees to have a budget hearing at 7:30 p.m., prior to the regular meeting, on November 5, 2014. The meeting will be held at the Masonville Town Hall. The purpose of said meeting is to pass the 2015 Town Budget. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Steve said he would like to share the fact that the Fire District just bought a new fire truck for $365,000 from tax payers money with no grants.

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

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

Executive session was closed at 8:40 P.M.

Motion by Betty Scott to change the wording in the workplace violence prevention policy, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

161. Rae Ann Lakin                                                                                              130.00

162. Grace Fisher                                                                                                 130.00

163. Anne Scott                                                                                                    130.00

164. Tri Town News                                                                                                 3.85

165. Time Warner Cable                                                                                     711.92

166. Edson Jones                                                                                                  100.00

167. The water bottle                                                                                           27.00

168. NASASP                                                                                                           39.00

169. NYSATSH                                                                                                         99.00

170. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                       209.55

171. Sidney Printing                                                                                            146.80

172. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                               660.00

173. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                269.67

                                                                                                                      _______________      

                                                                                                                           $   2656.79

HIGHWAY:

128. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                        133.88

129. Chenango Welding Supply                                                                       248.08

130. Tepco                                                                                                             40.00

131. Clark Co.                                                                                                      681.60

132. NYS Office of General Services                                                                  50.00

133. Vantage Equipment                                                                                    78.74

134. Zee Medical Inc.                                                                                          134.25

135. Fleetpride                                                                                                   340.20

136. Horton Hardware                                                                                        28.25

137. Waynes Welding Inc.                                                                               1760.00

138. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                           38.57

139. Mirabitos                                                                                                  2604.73

                                                                                                                   ______________

                                                                                                                         $   6138, 30

The meeting was adjourned at 8:41 p.m.

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

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