April 2013 Minutes

STATE OF NEW YORK April 3, 2013

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

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

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

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

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

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

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

FLOORTIME:

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

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

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

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CORRESPONDENCE:

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

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding as needed

  2. Hauling sand to the stock pile

  3. Maintenance and repairs on the new sweeper

  4. Serviced and preventative maintenance on Fire Department Trucks

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

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

COMMITTEE REPORT:

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

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

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

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

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

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

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

MOTIONS:

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

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

GENERAL:

46. By the Books 733.33

47. Frontier 93.10

48. Selective 174.00

49. NYSEG 455.30

50. Paraco 1171.61

51. Time Warner Cable 682.93

52. Quill Corp. 395.92

53. Tri-Town News 4.62

54. Pamela Walker 33.74

55. Edson Jones 80.00

56. Cornell Local Rds Programs 50.00

57. Jess F. Howes 20.86

58. Wal-Mart 60.21

59. Mike Spaccaforno 569.96

60. Main Heating LLC 30.00

61. Laurie Burpoe 690.00

62. Joe Reynolds 131.80

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5,327.38

HIGHWAY:

52. Tepco 21.00

53. Quality Craft Tools 369.00

54. Ben Funk 185.10

55. Fleetpride 156.04

56. Horton Hardware 58.94

57. Utica Mack Inc. 219.24

58. Cobra Ind. LLC 117.00

59. J&J Equipment 116.44

60. Babcock Municipal Supply 50.00

61. Cook Brothers Truck 104.23

62. G&L Auto Supply Inc. 407.56

63. Tallmadge Tire 368.00

64. Zee Medical Inc. 93.23

65. Advanced Fire Protection Inc. 207.00

66. Interstate Batteries 219.90

67. Mirabitos 3828.25

68. E&R Popes Excavating LLC 2457.00

69. Dags Auto Parts 126.14

70. D&D of Walton 368.62

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9,472.69

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

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                     January 7, 2015

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:

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Craig DuMond, Steve Roff, Jeri Brayman

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Nick Genovese, Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Judy Jackson (Justice)

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked how things were going with the side walk. Mike said he just received a pile of mail on grants and has not been able to look at it yet. Mike said he will be going through them in the next week or two.
  2. Steve asked about the pipe line and asked where that is at. Mike said he will report on this later in the meeting.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Cleaned up downed trees on Teed Hill, Parker Hollow and Pine Hill Rd
  3. Cleaned and repaired shop furnaces
  4. Received 200 gallons of waste oil for shop heat
  5. Installed an old dump box on the 2008 Freightliner
  6. The Town was chosen for a candidate for a new “Test” plow blade. Its value is $800.00, the Town only needs to give the results and the snow plow is free
  7. Currently working on the “WEX” fuel program. This is a vendor the Delaware County Sheriff uses for fuel in their vehicles
  8. Chuck inspected the street sweepers and choose the best unit for the Town. The Board just needs to approve the purchase so that it he can proceed with the purchase order

Motion by Craig DuMond to approve the purchase of the sweeper from J&J, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried

Chuck asked when Karen do the end of the year books. Mike said she will do it, but has to wait until all the bills are in for 2014. Mike said she will come to the meeting if asked.

Mike asked that if there was any money left over in the 2014 Highway budget, could it be put into the Highway equipment reserve fund. The Board and Supervisor agreed but, that a permissive referendum with have to done to this.

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Mike said the DPW discussed with other Towns involved with the Constitution Pipeline, a road use agreement. This was done at a meeting with the Pipeline people. It was given to the pipeline representatives to approve. They said they would have to let the lawyers look it over to see if it meets with their approval.  They said that they would set another meeting towards the end of January to discuss any changes, if any. Mike said if settled it will be adopted by the Town and should hopefully be ready by the February meeting.

Steve said the road that goes to the new tower is in rough shape. He has his concerns about the County fixing it first before it is looked at by the Pipeline Company. Mike said he will have Wayne Reynolds go look at it, but in the road use agreement, no roads will be surveyed until after the thaw has settled all the roads.

  1. Mike said he received the bond paperwork for the New Town Hall from the Town Clerk (Pam). He is going to take this to the Lawyer, to have them determine what has to be done to get the balance of the unused bond monies into this year’s budget (2015).

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Mike discussed the audit done by the Teamsters Union. The unions usually audit the books every year, however they never audited Masonville before. They verified that all benefits were up to date and current.
  2. On a different note the Teamsters sent the Town a bill for late payments on benefits for the highway workers. For some reason, they started sending the bills to the Highway dept. address. They were requesting a little over $1,000.00 in late payment interest penalties. After reviewing this problem, it was found that prior to this, the invoices were being sent to the bookkeeper, and not to the Highway dept. When Chuck received them, he just put them through the usual payment method at our Town Hall meetings. That made us loose two or three weeks before the bookkeeper received the invoices. It was probably another two weeks before the Union received payment. Chuck called the Union to explain the problem and the Union agreed to dismiss all of the penalties and change the address back to the bookkeeper.
  3. Mike said a check was received for a CHIPS payment for $13,500.
  4. Mike said he was in contact with Frontier telephone to get a price for the Towns phone and internet service. If the Town uses them, it would cost $169.94 per month, which would include unlimited local and long distance and high speed internet. This would be a savings of a little less than half the cost of Time-Warner. Mike asked if he could pursue this and the Board said most certainly.
  5. Mike said he received the final paperwork on the $100,000.00 grant. He said he is ready to fill out all the forms that the State is requesting and secure the funding from the bank. This will be a great deal for the Town once the garage bays are built as we will be getting rent from the County DPW each month. This will add ± $60,000.00 a year to the Towns revenue.
  6. Mike said he is going to need a resolution for Department of Public Works for drug testing for all of the CDL drivers. We do it under the county contract, as it is much cheaper.
  7. Mike asked if the Board reviewed the Justices paperwork. They said agreed.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approve the Town Justices paper work, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Steve Roff read the CEO report for the Month of December and also the yearly report.

MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the annual “ Blank Official Undertaking” be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, clerks and other employee of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to appoint Councilmen Craig DuMond to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Steve Roff, Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to appoint Amanda Stimpson as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to appoint Pamela Walker as registrar of Vital Statistics for the calendar year 2015. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it recommended appointing Joe Reynolds as Code enforcement Officer/Building Inspector for the calendar year 2015. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried
  6. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to appoint Julia Van Steenburg as the Dog Control Officer for the 2015 calendar year. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried
  7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to designate the Tri-Town News as the Town’s Official newspaper for the 2015 calendar year. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.
  8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to appoint James Cooros, Physician Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2015 calendar year. So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.
  9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor:  it is recommended to appoint council woman Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2015 calendar year.  So moved by Steve Roff, Seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

10.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor:  it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2015 calendar year.  So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

11.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: it is recommended to designate the National Bank and Trust of Bainbridge the official depository of Town monies for the 2015 calendar year. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

12.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor:  it is recommended the following committees be appointed for the 2015 calendar year.  So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

     Insurance & Legal:                                     Chairmen Betty Scott & Craig DuMond

     Building & Grounds:                                  Chairman Steve Roff & Jeri Brayman

     Highway:                                                     Chairman Craig DuMond & Betty Scott

     Codes & Ordinances:                                Chairman Jeri Brayman & Steve Roff

13.  Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Clerk, before 1/10/2015, file with the State Department of Audit and Control, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, either elected or appointed.  And further file with the State. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

14.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Clerk certify to the Delaware County Clerk, within 20 days of appointment, the names addresses and Oaths of Office documents of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

15.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Clerk notifies the Upstate New York Towns Association (UNYTA), within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed, and to advise UNYTA of any changes as they occur throughout the year.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

16.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Clerk will send all correspondence for any State and Federal forms, notifications, with a registered return receipt from the United States Post Office (USPO).  This will insure legal proof that all correspondence was officially sent and received at its proper destination.  So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

17.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Board, authorize to accept any deed, which is donated to the Town of any property, which is subject to condemnation action. Further, if such party requests, the Town is authorized to issue a general relief to the property owner, specific to that particular property.  Further, the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to make all documents/proceedings to resolve such matters in the best interest of the Town as deemed proper by the Supervisor after consultation with the Town Attorney.  So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

18.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor:  the Town Board, allows the mileage reimbursement rate remain the same as 2014.  The rate of .55 cents per mile will be given for personal vehicle use throughout the 2015 calendar year.  So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

19.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor:  it is recommended to adopt the same 2014 fee and penalty schedule for all Building Permits for use throughout the 2015 calendar year.  So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

20.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, it is recommended to adopt the same 2014 fee and penalty schedule for all dog licenses for use throughout the 2015 calendar year.  So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

 

  1. Resolution 1:  Town Supervisor Powers and Duties.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
  2. Resolution 2:  Authorization to Purchase.  So moved by Craig DuMond, Seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
  3. Resolution 3:  Authorization to Attend Schools, Training & Conferences.  So moved by Jeri Brayman, Seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.
  4. Resolution 4:  Regular Town Board Meeting.  So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Jeri Brayman all in favor carried.
  5. Resolution 5:  Authorization of Mileage.  So moved by Steve Roff, Seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.
  6. Resolution 6:  Payment of Utilities.  So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
  7. Resolution 7:  Participation in State and County Bid Prices.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
  8. Resolution 8:  Deputy Highway Superintendent.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Craig DuMond, Opposed Steve Roff, carried.
  9. Resolution 9:  Disbursement of Highway Monies.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

10.  Resolution 10:  Confidential Secretary/Bookkeeper. So moved by Steve Roff, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

11.  Resolution 11:  Town Attorney.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried

12.  Resolution 12:  Agreement for CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing.  So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Jeri Brayman to pay all the bills, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

 

 

General:

 

228)                 Pamela Walker                                                                                            $         10.00

229)                 Frontier                                                                                                                   110.56

230)                 NYSEG                                                                                                                      209.73

231)                 NYSEG                                                                                                                      608.23

232)                 Edson Jones                                                                                                           100.00

233)                 Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                        500.00

234)                 DSI Recycling Systems                                                                                          423.20

235)                 Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                 162.80

236)                 Upstate NY Town Association                                                                             400.00

237)                 Jess F Howes                                                                                                          211.98

238)                 Joe Reynolds                                                                                                          163.32

239)                 Paraco                                                                                                                     227.27

240)                 Paraco                                                                                                                     317.86

1)                  Time Warner Cable                                                                                               356.33

2)                  By the Books                                                                                          _______733.33

                                                                                                                                                   $      4,424.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highway:

 

187)                 Tepco                                                                                                       $          3,520.00

1)                   John F Winn                                                                                                             44.82

2)                  D & D of Walton                                                                                                     102.22

3)                 G & L Auto Supply                                                                                                   200.18

4)                 Cobra Industries                                                                                                        44.00

5)                 Tepco                                                                                                                          35.00

6)                 Fleetpride                                                                                                                 566.43 

7)                 Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                                    324.80

8)                 Chenango Welding Supply                                                                                    206.08

9)                 Snodepot                                                                                                               1,419.00

10)             Dons Automotive Mall                                                                                           140.00       

11)             Tallmadge Tire                                                                                                         137.39

12)             Mirabito                                                                                                                 3,210.39

13)             J & J Equipment                                                                                     _____26,900.00

                                                                                                                                                $       36,850.31

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35 pm

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk                                               

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                                   February 4, 2015

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, Jeri Brayman, Betty Scott, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Bob Basile, Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Collin Frost, Al Williams

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Al Williams spoke on Bundy Hollow Road and how it is falling apart. Chuck said yes it is getting worse, but said that the Town has to take care of the worst roads first. Those that are most traveled, but he will see what he can do. Steve Tiska asked if the Town had some sort of schedule on roads, then it would be taken care of in a cycle. Chuck said that it should be on a 3 to 5 year cycle but the Town does not have enough money to do this.
  2. Chuck is going to check with County on Pine Hill Rd. and he wants to see what they are doing to the Road while they are building up there.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike spoke on the Town Insurance and said it will cost the same as last year.
  2. Mike said that Teamsters had a problem last month with a late payment on an invoice and it was because they sent it to the wrong address. Mike said they did this before and sent bills to the wrong address. This problem will have to get resolved by them, as this was the second time it happened.
  3. Mike said the Fair board is looking again for money to help pay for T-shirts for the 5k run. The board agreed not to make a donation.
  4. Mike said he had a letter from Upstate Towns on the State Tax freeze program, and that State Government efficiency plan is due by June 15, 2015. To date the State has not qualified what they consider to be an efficiency.
  5. Mike said NYSAC has a pamphlet on Agricultural discount on Electric and was passed out.
  6. Mike said the Comptroller’s office requested a response to the Highway audit they did last year. They revised the one they sent us last year. Mike and Chuck worked on it and sent it back to them. Mike said the State wants us to hold the budget to a 2% increase, while they want us to spend 1.5 million dollars on re-paving the roads. Mike said he would like to know who taught them the form of math that they use.
  7. Mike read a letter from the Lawyer referencing the balance of the bond money reserve, and he said a permissive referendum is not required to pay this year’s principle from the reserve. The balance of the reserve could be applied to help pay down the 2016 principle.
  8. Mike said he has just learned that the Town owns a right of way on Thorpe Hill Road. That being the case, the Constitution Pipeline will have to pay the Town $2,000.00 to cross it.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Replaced front spring on the 1999 plow truck
  3. Serviced the loader and a couple of trucks
  4. Received 55 gallons of waste oil for shop heat. Our reserve waste oil will be on empty at the end of the heating season
  5. The sweeper is here and they installed a plow that was removed from our parts pickup. The plow will loosen road sand to make sweeping quicker in the spring
  6. Repaired a major electrical issue with the 2006 plow truck
  7. Removed the 1988 Mack and the vacuum truck from the insurance,  but did need to add the 2008 Freightliner to satisfy federal compliance
  8. They have been busy chasing diesel fuel since the pump at the store is out of service. The new WEX cards arrived just in time to purchase fuel

Chuck said that Gordy’s truck the 06 International is rotting at the cross member to the bed. It ripped off under the weight of the grit they were spreading. Chuck said they are going to make a new piece and weld it themselves and see if it can by more time with it. Steve said that it also needs a kill switch on it.

OLD BUSINESS:

Mike said that Frontier phone Co. prices are less expensive than Time Warner, but is waiting for written quotes to confirm it.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Steve read the CEO report for January

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike said the State Comptroller’s Office was given a recommendation from the Town and the first draft was answered waiting on the seconded copy to look over before a new answer is given.
  2. Mike spoke on the Board of Supervisors meeting and there was a lot of gripping from the Hamden Supervisor about raises for $8000.00 a year for 10 department heads. That would be an $800.00 a year raise. That would about $16.00 a week before taxes. He blamed the County for this and Mike finds this very upsetting. With all of the unfunded mandates that NY State lowers on all the Towns and Counties, (in the billions of dollars) that Supervisor is blaming the County. The County keeps losing really good people to the State and private sector because they can’t make ends meet. Replacing these people cost much more money than the pittance of a raise that was granted to the Department heads.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #13- New Town Hall Balance of Bond Transfer, so moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried. Copy attached

Resolution #14- 2014 Budget Adjustments, so moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.

Steve asked Chuck to update his inventory list, Chuck said ok

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

GENERAL:

  1. Thomas Reuters                                                                                                        245.00
  2. Linnea Wilson                                                                                                             60.00
  3. Paraco                                                                                                                        248.18
  4. Paraco                                                                                                                        231.93
  5. Quill                                                                                                                              16.19
  6. Quill                                                                                                                              20.51
  7. Tri-Town News                                                                                                           11.94
  8. Tri-Town News                                                                                                           21.18
  9. Recreation Program                                                                                              2750.00
  10. NYS Assoc. Tax Receivers                                                                                         25.00
  11. Time Warner Cable                                                                                                 356.17
  12. Edson Jones                                                                                                                80.00
  13. Joe Reynolds                                                                                                               60.60
  14. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                           600.00
  15. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                               6.49
  16. The Water Bottle                                                                                                       18.00
  17. Senior Dining Program                                                                                            500.00
  18. Empire Computer                                                                                                      39.00
  19. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                    200.20
  20. Drogen Electric                                                                                                           30.30
  21. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                              33.73

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                                                                                                                                 $5554.42

HIGHWAY:

       14. Horton Hardware                                                                                                       268.94

       15. Haun Welding Supply                                                                                                111.19

       16. Tri County Communications                                                                                   1396.98

       17. Unadilla Fasteners                                                                                                      275.70

       18. Trux Outfitter                                                                                                              602.00

       19. Texas Refinery                                                                                                            337.00

       20. Kimball Midwest                                                                                                        205.48      

       21. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                                        404.22

       22. Ben Funk                                                                                                                      969.22

       23. WEX Bank                                                                                                                    511.34 

       24. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                                24.07

       25. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                                          334.26       

                                                                                                                                              ____________

                                                                                                                                                $5440.40

The meeting was adjourned at 8:35

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk                                         

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                                           March 4, 2015

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: Mike Spacaforno

Deputy Supervisor: Craig DuMond                                                                                         Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy Supt: Chuck Smith

Councilman: Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman

PUBLIC:

Ron Longwell, Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Chris DuMond

MINUTES:

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

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve said he put in a letter for a request for legal information, Craig said that Mike would have to answer that.
  2. Jeri asked about the article about the Towns wanting to go to the State of PA. Craig said it was just talk, but that the press was there and heard it and wrote an article about it. There were many big newspapers that wrote about it. It was good for the government of the State of NY to see this and let them know how people feel about the high taxes and regulations.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Extra plowing to push back snow, move larger piles with the loader
  3. Temporary repairs were made on the sander/dump box that is rotting away on truck #3
  4. Repair sander’s on truck #2 and #6
  5. Sand is going fast with the winter winding down should be ok. The frost on our sand pile gives us a challenge to get to the usable sand
  6. Truck #5 needed major repairs, the day of break down the garage was able to put it back to work on the same day
  7. Thawed frozen water in the Town Hall and shop

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig said that there is emergency management training from the State that is March 11th.
  2. Craig spoke on the letter from NYS Teamsters Council Health and Hospital Fund. The affordable care act (Obama care) is going to require employers to report health care coverage information regarding all their employees to the IRS. Craig said this crazy.
  3. Craig said the Town collected $9,000.00 from the County DPW in rental space to date. The rental will continue until the cold weather changes.
  4. Craig spoke on a company that will do the Towns website for $750.00 with no other maintenance charges. He said more will be reported on this next month.
  5. Craig spoke on the alarm system for the Town hall that will notify the Town if temperature gets below 55.
  6. Craig spoke on the Dog Control Officer and need for training the cost shared between five Towns.  Our portion is $55.00. He said it was great to now have a trained and great Dog Control Officer.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the training and certification request for the Dog Control Officer. The cost for this will be divided between the five Towns that she works for. The cost should be approximately $55.00 each for two days including travel mileage. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the purchase of two Wi-Fi thermostats to warn us if the Town Hall heat drops below 55 degrees. The cost will be $125.00 installed. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

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

GENERAL:

24. By the Books                                                                                                                         854.56

25. NYSEG                                                                                                                                    384.52

26. Frontier                                                                                                                                  107.13

27. Edson Jones                                                                                                                            80.00

28. NYSEG                                                                                                                                    951.60

29. Horton Hardware                                                                                                                 312.74

30. Drogens                                                                                                                                   31.44

31. Office of State Comptroller                                                                                            2,706.00

32. NYSEG                                                                                                                                    209.73

33. Frontier                                                                                                                                 107.40

34. By the Books                                                                                                                        778.72

35. Quill                                                                                                                                       411.55

36. Paraco                                                                                                                                   402.65

37. Time Warner Cable                                                                                                             712.87

38. Paraco                                                                                                                                    225.69   

39. Paraco                                                                                                                                   254.76

40. Fisher Electric                                                                                                                        65.00

41. Wal-Mart                                                                                                                              246.30

42. The Water Bottle                                                                                                                  18.00

43. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                                 80.85

44. NBT-Mang Insurance                                                                                                                      116.70

45. Cowen Law Firm                                                                                                               3,000.00

46. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                                          52.24

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                                                                                                                                               $10,047.39

HIGHWAY:

26. Chenango Sales                                                                                                                     108.19  

27. Trux Outfitter                                                                                                                        184.95

28. Ben Funk Inc                                                                                                                           57.58

29. Johns Garage                                                                                                                        747.40

30. Mirabito                                                                                                                              4,973.24

31. Belgray Oil                                                                                                                             182.84

32. Tractor Supply                                                                                                                        92.96

33. Steel Sales Inc.                                                                                                                       503.92

34. Horton Hardware                                                                                                                   43.80

35. Cook Brothers                                                                                                                       332.54

36. Dags Auto                                                                                                                                20.78

37. Zee                                                                                                                                            78.91

38. Personal Concepts                                                                                                                 50.90

39. Mirabitos                                                                                                                             2,552.11  

40. Babcock Municipal                                                                                                               720.00

41. Wex                                                                                                                                      3,700.00

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                                                                                                                                                $14,370.12

The meeting was adjourned at 7:52 p.m.

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                          April 1, 2015

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:45 p.m.

PRESENT:                                                                                               Absent: Betty Scott

Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Jeri Brayman, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ron Longwell, Nick Genovese, Collin Frost

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept March minutes as presented, motion was accepted.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve asked about an item in the Walton reporter referencing a road use agreement for the pipeline.   Mike said he would discuss this later in his Supervisor’s report.
  2. Jeri asked about seasonal roads signs and the different dates. Chuck said some of them have the wrong dates on the signs. He will get them corrected so they are all the same.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Mike spoke about the Road Management Plan from the State comptroller’s office. The report told the Town how it should do its road repair. Mike said the costs were based from an outdated cost perspective from the late 1970’s. Mike also said that he and Chuck responded to all their allegations in the report. All of the recommendations that was made to a lack of record keeping

were incorrect. The Town produced all of the required paperwork and proof of complication of all the work that was done.

  1. Mike spoke on the road to the Pine Hill Tower and how the Town did not want the County to use any heavy equipment on the road until all the frost is gone. Mike said that he was in contact with Wayne Reynolds and they have no intention on ruining the roads, he said if they damaged it they will repair it.
  2. Mike said” Solarized Southern Tier” has asked to use the Town Hall. This is a non-profit organization that would like to connect interested parties with any information on solar panels and also with installers. They would give you any and all information that one may require.  Mike said in order for them to use the hall, they would need to produce proof of Insurance, with the Town of Masonville listed as additionally insured and with an additional Hold Harmless  clause included.  That would release the Town of any liability. Mike said they would like to tentatively use it April 12th. They would advertise it locally.
  3. Mike said he received an email from Tennessee pipe line on upcoming open houses and said all of the dates are in the paperwork on the desk.
  4. Mike said he received notice from the County that they would be ending the rental on March 31st. The Town received $12,000.00 of revenue from this rental and the County is committed to rent again next year.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowed and sanded as needed
  2. Used Loader to push up drifted areas
  3. Started to restock the sand inventory
  4. Thawed the sewer line and had the septic pumped out
  5. Replaced rear brakes on truck #6
  6. Installed new wood deck on the equipment trailer
  7. Repaired hydraulic lines and brakes valves on truck#3
  8. Getting items to surplus and list on an internet auction
  9. We tested the cost of the WEX fuel card and compared the same to the Mirabito cost they are just about equally priced. We will use WEX cards in cases where needed, such as if pumps are out or if there are no Mirabito’s around.
  10. The Military truck we set up as only a dump truck has proven to be our best truck overall. Chuck would like the Board to consider one or two more before they are not available. To finance this Chuck would sell the older Military truck to cover purchase cost and also the changeover.

OLD BUSINESS:

1       Mike said he is still working on the Frontier and Time Warner billing, the lady at Frontier is on maternity leave right now.

2       Mike said he has some good leads on sidewalk grants, as they are out again. Mike spoke on maybe doing a farmers markets in Town. He will start asking around to see if enough people are interested in getting involved in it.

3       Mike spoke on the Road Use Agreement (RUA) to be used with the Constitution Pipeline.  He discussed how the Town’s RUA will mirror the County’s agreement, less the references to truck weights going over the bridges in the County. To date the Pipeline has not responded to the agreement. Construction has been delayed by the NY State DEC until the bat population has finished it’s mating season.

NEW BUSINESS:

1       Mike said that CHIPS money is staying the same as last year.  The state has also renewed the pothole money and has increased the amount to the County’s by $50 million dollars.

2       Mike spoke on a new website for Masonville. Its grant funded campaign by a non-profit organization. It would cost the Town $750.00 and is specific to municipalities. Mike said that is an interactive site that the constituents can keep in in touch with all of the elected officials. Each department or committee can post and update any information that they would like to get out to the public. All laws, regulations, forms etc., can be immediately obtained by anyone. Mike feels that this item should be put in the budget.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

1       Steve Roff read the CEO report for March.

SUPERVISOR”S REPORT:

 Mike said while at a conference in Margaretville, he was speaking with Shelly Johnson from Delaware Co Planning about Camp Brace. Mike said the camp cannot be used by the Town, but he would like to try to get the owners, NYS DEC to turn it over to the Town of Masonville. We can than attempt to have a business purchase the land. This action will put it back on the tax rolls and hopefully create jobs in our community. Mike said that he was also in contact with Glenn Nealis of the County IDA and NYS Assemblyman Cliff Crouch to have them help us to accomplish this.

MOTIONS:

Motion by Craig DuMond to authorize the use of the Town Hall by Solarized Southern Tier, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to send WEX bill for payment to Karen prior to Board approval and to be signed at next month’s meeting, all in favor carried.

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

GENERAL:

47. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                                600.00

48. The Water Bottle                                                                                                              9.00

49. Fastenal                                                                                                                          110.00

50. Jess F. Howes                                                                                                                  21.57

51. Russell L. Card                                                                                                                 79.00

52. Mike Spaccaforno                                                                                                        293.82

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                                                                                                                                                  1,113.39                                                                                                                                

HIGHWAY:

42. Fleetpride                                                                                                                      1181.32

43. Cook Brothers                                                                                                               1106.36

44. Kimball Midwest                                                                                                            302.79

45. Ben Funk                                                                                                                            44.14

46. Wilbur Haynes                                                                                                                356.40

47. Doubles Equipment                                                                                                         40.93

48. Tepco                                                                                                                                 20.00

49. Grand L Auto Supply                                                                                                         51.23

50. Marcy Hydraulics                                                                                                           90.98

51. Fastenal                                                                                                                           716.68

52. Mirabito                                                                                                                          177.80

53. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                                               96.70

54. Tri-County Communications                                                                                        546.10

55. E&R pope excavating                                                                                                   5733.00

56. WEX                                                                                                                                 1071.41

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                                                                                                                                            11,538.84

The meeting was adjourned at 9:12 p.m.

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

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