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

A & M Archieve

SEPTEMBER 2009

STATE OF NEW YORK

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Doug McKown, Mike Spaccaforno, George Denys, Kathy Ryan

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Mellissa Thomas, Betty Scott, Nick Genovese, Kathy Kolopchin, Judy & Bob Jackson

MINUTES: Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

FLOORTIME:

1.      Elke Scofkom from Cole Road asked what can be done to make the private end of Cole Road a Town maintained Road. Craig replied the road must first be brought up to DOT specs by the landowners. At this point the Town would consider taking it over. Craig recommended that they start a landowner association with all property owners to see who is interested in doing this. The landowners could possibly get together, improve the road to meet specs and request the Town take it over.

2.      Steve Tiska spoke on the inspections of buildings for Public Assembly and said they should be properly inspected. Craig replied the buildings are properly inspected by the CEO. Steve insisted the CEO does not have the authority to conduct ADA inspections. Craig stated that the plans for the new Town Hall are completely ADA compliant. A long discussion was held regarding this subject. Steve stated he was afraid he would have to file official complaints with Washington DC regarding the current buildings that are not ADA compliant within the Town. Craig said that if Steve feels compelled to file complaints he should do so, however, Craig stated he could not understand why Steve would want to do anything in an attempt to hurt, especially with the Town doing everything it can in rectifying the ADA issues with a new building. Steve was asked if he personally was being affected by any ADA-related issue. Steve replied that he personally was not affected, however, is acting as an Ombudsman for others. Craig stated to his knowledge he was unaware of any citizen with a complaint or adversely affected. Steve then stated he doubted if the church was completely ADA compliant. Craig replied churches are exempt from ADA-related issues, however, insisted the church is actually ADA compliant. Steve replied that if the church meeting room is used for public meetings and not for church purposes, it must be ADA compliant. Craig again stated he believed the church to be compliant as per the CEO inspection, however, would not put the church in a position to be scrutinized as the church opened its doors to the Town when the Town was in need of meeting space. George asked Steve if the reason he was doing all this was for procedural or personal reasons, Steve replied procedural. Kathy reported she felt comfortable with the plans Mike created feels the Board is going in the right direction. Kathy states she feels there is no reason to go forward with an independent inspection. Mike stated he could not figure out what Steve was talking about or trying to accomplish. Mike states the plans for the new Town Hall are completely ADA compliant and have been approved by the CEO as well as State Inspector.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.      Graveled Bundy Hollow & Cuyle

2.      Picked up 110 gallon oil donation

3.      Shouldered Rt. 8 loop for prep of stone and oil

4.      Patched and shimmed Pine Hill Rd for stone & oil

5.      Ditched the paved part of Steam Mill

6.      Worked dirt part of Pine Hill

7.      Changed pipes on Steam Mil near Herring Rd.

8.      Ditched and built plow turnaround on Cuyle Rd

9.      Filling potholes

10.  Pug mill paved Butts Rd, Cole spur Town roads

11.  Painted frames & box on new f-550

12.  Paving projects quoted in June came in at a savings of 25,000 when projects were completed in August

Doug reported he and George met with Chuck on work that can be completed with CHIPS money. They came up with Cummings Road being the worst and reported they plan to stockpile stone toward road projects for next year. Craig requested the Committee and Chuck verify their funding line amounts with him or Meg to ensure their figures are accurate.

OLD BUSINESS:

1. Craig reported that the preliminary grant application for the Town Hall has been accepted and the Town was offered a $50,000 grant as well as a loan in the amount of $231.630.00 at an interest rate of 4.375 for 20 years. This will more than take care of the work being planned and make the project doable with a very minimal impact on taxes. Craig reported the rest of the paperwork will now be completed and the project should be ready to go in the spring.

2. Craig reported that the Butts Road Bridge note has been completely paid off.

3. Craig reported that a trailer has been removed from Pine Swamp Rd

NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Craig spoke on FEMA and the updating of the flood maps. Craig said that this will affect several people as if the flood plains are officially changed, the affected properties will need to purchase flood insurance. The County Planning Department will be sending informational letters out to the affected landowners. Craig will also be attending meetings in the near future regarding this issue.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

1.      Mike Reported that a new set of drawings will be completed soon. They will be stamped and ready to go for the Town Hall.

2.      George requested the Board adjust the fee schedule and not charge landowners for cosmetic improvements such as new siding or paint, etc. The board agreed, and made such changes retroactive to January 1, 2009. Refunds may be made accordingly.

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to change the fee schedule to reflect to charge for normal maintenance, siding and painting providing no structural changes are made, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #19- Opposition to NYS Legislation Requiring Town Justices to have Law Degrees. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

e Town received 1 fuel bid from Suburban Propane-2000 gals for Fire Department-$2.2678 & 5000 gals for Town Garage-$2.4178.

The bid was rejected and the Town Clerk will put another ad in the Paper and make some phone calls.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board rejects the Fuel Bid from Suburban Propane until more bids are received. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

2.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Supervisor to effectuate all signatures/documents/advertisement associated with the USDA Grant/Loan Proposal for the Town Hall expansion project. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

3.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Justice to apply for and/or secure grant funding through the NYS JCAP program to enhance and/or modernize Town Court Operations. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

4.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes 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 effectuate 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 George Denys, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

SUPERVISOR REPORT:

1.      Craig said that he plans to attend a FEMA meeting on 9/17/09 in Delhi on the Flood Plain.

2.      Craig reported that the Town received an additional $1714.39 from FEMA for the 2008 ice storm for truck repairs.

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

174. NYSEG 263.72

175. NYSEG 460.00

176. Selective 540.00

177. Delaware County Dept. of Public Works 150.00

178. Quill Corp 48.39

179. Kortright Creek Financial Services 733.33

180. The Walton Reporter 7.51

181. The Water Bottle 20.00

182. Laing Trucking 32.00

183. Oneonta Garage Doors 260.00

184. Joe Reynolds 210.80

185. Judy Jackson 44.00

186. Laurie Burpoe 13.06

187. Laurie Burpoe 100.00

188. Laurie Burpoe 585.00

189. Matthew Bender & Co. 239.75

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3,707.56

HIGHWAY

157. Jess F. Howes 574.26

158. Tepco 15.00

159. Five Star Equipment 88.00

160. Armstrong Fastners 22.74

161. Chuck Smith 123.74

162. Tallmadge tire 856.76

163. R.L. Armstrong 595.51

164. Fastenal Co. 49.67

165. E&R Popes Excavating 1260.00

166. Dags Auto Parts 256.68

167. G&L Auto 62.64

168. Warrens Excavating 5198.40

169. Mirabitos 5104.58

170. Suit-Kote 34,957.62

171. Suit-Kote 3905.81

172. Cobleskill Stone 10,267.82

173. Cobleskill Stone 4086.72

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67,425.95

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

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of New York                                         January 7, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Doug McKown, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt: Chuck Smith

Account Clerk: Meg Hungerford

 

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Ron Longwell, Denis and Laurie Burpoe (Court Clerk), Joe Reynolds (CEO), Dave Barnes, Jeri Brayman (Historian), Steve Roff, Tom Cardi, Tom Klehr, Bob Basile, Bob and Judy Jackson (Justice).

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Doug McKown to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Roff explained that a while back he lost a key to the Town Hall. Steve stated he is willing to replace all the locks in the Town wishes. Craig said that would not be necessary.
  2. Dave Barnes said that the Masonville Fire Dept. will be holding a new member drive for the squad and the fire dept. and asked to help get the word out. Craig said he would put it on the web site.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.Chuck thanked all those who donated used motor oil to the Town and also thanked Dave Barnes, Tim Bennett, Butch Finch, Mike Paterick and Steve VanValkenburgh for the donations of stone products. He also thanked Butts concrete for assisting the Town with getting an at cost tamper for the Highway Dept.

2.Chuck thanked the Town Clerk for locating the owner of the old Town truck #5 to get a much-needed hydraulic pump for truck #6.

  1. Plowed and sanded Town roads and maintained County Roads as needed.
  2. Hauling sand to stock pile
  3. Serviced some equipment
  4. The 2nd waste oil furnace has been installed and is working well.
  5. Picked up 2 large oil donations totaling 385 gallons
  6. Talked with Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation about a possible grant for post flood stream mitigation
  7. Chuck found 2 invoices with an overcharge and another that should not have been billed to the Town totaling $140.00.

 

Craig thanked Chuck for his hard work and outstanding service as Superintendent. Craig is very pleased with the fiscally conservative operation of the department under Chucks charge.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the new storage barn. Steve Tiska (at a previous meeting) stated he did not remember the Board ever giving permission to proceed with this project. Craig stated that permission was granted and documented in the June 2008 meeting minutes.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.Craig spoke on the State budget and said it is not looking good for Towns and Counties. It is going to be a difficult year for all funding. We will not see an increase in State-aid this year and will be lucky if we even get what was received in 2008. The Town of Masonville is in good shape, but careful watch must be maintained this year to keep expenses down. It also appears the State will be cutting aid to the Highway Dept by over $30 thousand dollars. This will directly impact the amount of road improvements for 2009. Craig will continue to lobby our State officials in an attempt to maintain at least the current funding levels.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report.
  2. Joe Reynolds read his annual end of year report. Copy attached.
  3. Kathy Ryan reported that after serving as head of the building committee for the past year she would like Mike Spaccaforno to take over as chairman as she feels he is much more qualified. Kathy and Mike looked at expanding the current Town Hall, rather than a new building, and Mike prepared preliminary sketches for the Board to review. Craig stated there may be grants available for expansion projects and will apply through Assemblyman Crouch, Senator Bonacic and Congresswoman Gillibrand.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the annual Blanket Official Undertaking be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, clerks and other employees of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law. So Moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Councilmen George Denys to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Keith Walker to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Ted Tiska as Dog Control Officer for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Pamela Walker as Registrar of Vital Statistics for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  6. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Joe Reynolds as Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor It is recommended to designate the Walton Reporter as the Town’s official newspaper for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint James Cooros, Physician’s Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  10. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  11. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to designate the National Bank and Trust of Bainbridge as the official depository of Town Monies for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug Mckown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  12. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended that the following committees be appointed for the 2009 calendar year:

Insurance & Legal: Chairwoman Kathy Ryan & Mike Spaccaforno

Buildings & Grounds: Chairman Mike Spaccaforno & Kathy Ryan

Highway: Chairman Doug McKown & George Denys

Codes and Ordinances: Chairman George Denys & Doug McKown

So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk before 1/10/2009 file with the State Department of Audit and Control the names and addresses of all Town officers, elected and appointed, and further, file with the State Office of Real Property Tax Services the name of the Town Assessor, Date of appointment expiration of term in accordance with Town Law 30 (3). So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon the 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 Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk notify the NYS Association of Towns, within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed and also advise the Association of Towns of any changes as they occur throughout the year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Board adopt the Town of Masonville Comprehensive Master Plan as submitted 12/3/2008 at Public Hearing. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 1 Town Supervisor Powers and Duties. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #2 Authorization to Pay Wages. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #3 Authorization to Purchase. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #4 Authorization to Attend Schools, Trainings & Conferences. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #5 Regular Town Board Meetings. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #6 Authorization of Mileage. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #7 Payment of Utilities. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #8 Participation in State and County Bid Prices. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #9 Deputy Highway Superintendent. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #10 Disbursement of Highway Monies. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #11 Confidential Secretary/Book keeper. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #12 Association of Towns-Annual Meeting. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #13 Setting of Salaries. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

Craig spoke on the Coalition of Watershed Towns lawsuit being dismissed against the Federal EPA. This is a huge loss for the watershed Towns and this is one more step closer toward the 300 million dollar land acquisition program. This will be devastation to Delaware County as the draft Economical Impact Study is predicting a 300% tax increase within 10 years after such land acquisition. The Coalition of Watershed Towns is considering an appeal, however, this will be very costly.

 

Craig’ Confidential Secretary and Bookkeeper, Meg Hungerford, reviewed the Town’s preliminary end of year financial report with the Board and reported the Town is in good shape. We may finish the year without using any budgeted unexpended fund balance, rolling such balance over to next year. Craig again, thanked all employees and the Board in keeping expenses down for the taxpayers.

 

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

1. James Coores 100.00

2. Frontier 286.54

3. NYS Assoc of Tax Collector 25.00

5. Coalition of watershed Towns 1,000.00

6. Frontier 18.04

7. Mirabito 4,160.75

8. NYSEG 247.00

9. NYSEG 444.20

10. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

11. Frontier 81.64

12. Joe Reynolds 2.02

13. Shepstone Management 567.50

14. NYS Retirement 5,112.00

15. Justice Court Judy Jackson 70.00

16. Judy Jackson 555.00

17. Judy Jackson 434.29

18. Midstate Supply 68.60

19. The Water Bottle4.00

20. Butts Concrete 115.00

21. Robert H Finke 3,894.25

22. Career Truck 99.00

23. Mirabito139.00

24. Mirabito 211.53

25. Mirabito 233.35

26. Chuck Smith 8.80

27. Jess F Howes 307.65

19,038.49

 

 

Highway:

196. Dags Auto37.36

197. John F Winn 253.54

198. Roger Cecce45.00

199. Babcock Municipal 74.00

200. Lawrence B Roseboom 450.00

201. Sidney Tire 15.00

202. G&L Auto 119.85

203. E&R Popes Excavating 1,312.00

204. Kimball Midwest 277.65

205. Burr Truck57.60

206. Mirabito 8,375.07

207. Armstrong Fastners 77.40

208. R.L Armstrong 15.28

209. Fleet Pride 187.85

210. NYS Retirement 12,835.00

211. Delaware Engineering 55,993.51

80,126.11

 

 

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

 

 

 

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Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

STATE OF NEW YORK - February 4, 2009

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 pm

 

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Doug McKown, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Charles Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Tom Klehr, Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Steve Tiska, Kathy Klopchin, Rae Ann Lakin, Tom Cardi, Linnea Wilson (assessor) Meg Hungerford (account clerk), Lou Girvilo

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked Kathy about the people who were supposed to come down and give an ADA evaluation on the Town Hall. Kathy replied that she no longer feels this is needed as Mike is knowledgeable concerning these regulations and is in the process of creating plans for the addition. Craig thanked Mike for all his help on the Town Hall issue. Craig states Mike has volunteered all engineering services as well as offered to donate windows and doors for the project. This will save the Town tens of thousands of dollars. Steve said the town should also consider doing something for the Fire Dept. to assist in bringing them within ADA compliance. Steve feels the Town could be liable for the fire dept. Craig replied that the Town would naturally extend use of the Town Hall for any activity the fire dept. needs, including meetings. Craig stated the Town cannot be held accountable for any violations at the fire dept as the dept has their own elected officials that answers to the public.
  2. Kathy Klopchin and her guest presented a video on the natural gas drilling in the Western States, showing problems they caused; water wells, noise, road damage and health issues. Craig thanked Kathy and her guest for their information and time.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1. Plowed & sanded Town roads & maintained County roads as needed

2. Hauling sand to stockpile

  1. Had Truck # 4,5,6 inspected. Done and passed.
  2. Preparing equipment for Spring
  3. Replaced rear spring on the 1988 Mack
  4. Installed lights in the supply room
  5. Replaced plow motor, bull joints, axle V-joints on F-550
  6. Organizing & cleaning shop

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Butts Road Bridge has been completed at the total cost of $298,747.50 and has been signed and closed out. Hopefully the FEMA reimbursement will be coming soon.

 

NEW BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the continued use of the meeting room at the Church for Town Board meetings and feels the Town should compensate the Church for use of the room. The Board agreed to forward $500.00 to the Church in exchange for use of the meeting room thus far.
  2. Craig received a contract for a grant program issued by the Catskill Watershed Corp. for up to $30,000 to be used to review DEP land acquisitions. The Board agreed we should contract for the grant in case it is needed.
  3. Craig reported that a FEMA declaration has been made for the December 2008 ice storm. Chuck will be checking to see if we have any expenses that qualify.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Mike Spaccaforno had blue prints ready for the Board to review on the addition to the Town Hall for rehabilitation and office expansion. Mike asked the Board for approval to get this priced out. Craig thanked Mike for all he is and has done for the Town on this; he has saved to Town a great deal of money. Craig reported that if something is not done about the compliance issues with the Town Court, the Town could eventually be forced to close the Court. This would result in a significant decrease to revenues that are directly applied to the Town budget. Craig stated the Town government cannot continue to operate as it has in the past. The Town operations needs to be more professional and presentable. All officers, including the supervisor, need legitimate office where business can be conducted and regular office hours maintained to better serve the public.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to apply for grants funding from the Office of Kirsten Gillibrand for the purpose of the expansion project for the Town Hall. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to apply for grants funding from Small Cities Grant Program for the purpose of the expansion project for the Town Hall. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to sign documents to participate in the Coalition of Watershed Town's Local Consultation on Land Acquisition Program. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the necessary budget transfers (attached) for the 2008 Town Budget. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy of transfers attached.

5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to send a check for $500.00 to the Church for the use of the Church for Town Board meetings. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

6.Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes Mick Spaccaforno to price out the cost of the addition to the existing Town Hall. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #14- In Recognition of Ben Howard-Eagle Scout.

So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig spoke on the Youth recreation revenue which is now going to be done through a Block Grant and will come from the County. It appears the funding rate will remain the same, $828.00
  2. Craig reported that there will be a free rabies clinic that will be held at the Delhi Fire Dept. on ? from 5:30 to 7:00.

 

Meg Hungerford gave a report on the Town's financial report submitted on February 2nd 2009. Craig reported the Town's finances are in good shape. No budgeted unexpended reserve monies were used to close out the 2008 budget. Craig thanked all departments, especially Chuck for holding the line on expenses and keeping spending down. The Board reviewed Meg's financial report and bank statements.

 

Motion by George Denys to accept the reviewed statement of the financial report and reviewed bank statements as presented to the Board, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

28. Heart of the Cat shills -> 70.00

29. Quill Corp -> 19.74

30. Quill Corp -> 6.16

31. Walton Reporter -> 19.75

32. Walton Reporter -> 11.85

33. Frontier -> 69.74

34. Frontier -> 148.42

35. Frontier -> 46.94

36. NYSEG -> 247.00

37. Kortright Creek Financial -> 733.33

38. Midstate Supply -> 107.76

39. Sancico Inc -> 232.80

40. Mirabito -> 139.84

41. Jess F. Howes -> 11.37

42. Frontier -> 22.09

43. Frontier -> 294.45

44. West Payments Center -> 127.50

45. Linnea Wilson -> 74.29

46. Judy Jackson -> 450.00

-> ____________

-> 2,833.03

->

 

HIGHWAY:

2. Mid County -> 667.00

3. Hillside Signs -> 40.00

4. Tallmadge Tire -> 42.00

5. Town of Tompkins -> 300.00

6. Haunwelding Supply Inc -> 100.26

7. G&L Auto -> 134.75

8. Armstrong Fasteners -> 35.85

9. RL Armstrong Auto -> 217.59

10. Dags Auto Parts -> 63.76

11. McDowell & Walker -> 66.48

12. Tri-County Communications -> 752.22

13. Waynes Welding -> 251.75

14. Thering Sales -> 154.00

15. E&R Popes Excavating -> 1728.00

16. Ben Funk -> 139.52

17. Sidney Tire -> 60.00

18. Dennis Martindale -> 121.20

19. Burr Truck -> 321.72

20. Parts Plus -> 103.16

21. Johns Garage -> 5476.14

22. Lawson Products -> 338.40

23. Fleet Pride -> 433.33

24. Tractor Supply -> 87.20

-> _______________

-> 11,634.33

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M.

 

 

_______________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK
March 4, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Doug McKown, George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Neita VanValkenburgh, Steve Tiska, Kathy Kolpchin, Linnea Wilson, Keith Scott, Ernst Keidel, Tom Cardi, Bob Basile, Donna Vandermark, Lou Girvilo, Tom Klehr, Jeri Brayman, Ron Longwell, Judy Jackson (Justice)

 

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

The Town received notice from EBI Consulting on behalf of T-Mobile that they are planning the installation of a cell tower on Cole Road. EBI asked for any comments in regards to the tower. Craig will be contacting them with favorable comments; however, Craig warned that the project is in the very beginning stages.

 

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Linnea asked about the new proposed addition on the Town hall. She requested that the Historians office remain up front so that Jeri can use the front window for a display.
  2. Ernst said that he is very much in favor of the cell tower. Ernst also informed the Board that he replaced the Flag at the Town Hall. Craig thanked him.
  3. Steve Tiska asked that the Town designate an ADA compliance contact for the proposed construction at the Town hall. Craig replied that he will be the ADA compliance contact for the Town.
  4. Kathy Klopchin spoke on the drilling of natural gas and said that she would like to work with the Town on any needs or concerns on this matter. Kathy requested the Board think this over and let her know by the next meeting.

 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding Town & County roads as needed.
  2. Hauling sand to the Town stock pile
  3. Preparing equipment for spring
  4. Serviced two fire trucks
  5. Attended a Drug & Alcohol training class by Roger Cecce
  6. On 2/19 the dept was down two trucks down which put the crew behind on plowing, however, all Town roads were completed with only two complaints. Once the complainants were advised of the situation they were satisfied.
  7. Working on roller and truck specs so the Town can go out to bid.
  8. Acquired information and pricing to purchase the plow and dump body cheaper than NYS contract pricing. A savings of $700 on plow and $4000 on the Dump box.
  9. Working with NYS/ OGS agent to receive our first federal surplus property. A tire blanker for $100 with a new price value of $1300.
  10. Received contact from Delaware County Dept. of Emergency Services advising of new guidelines for the December 2008 Ice storm. Chuck sent in application for possible FEMA funding.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig has been busy preparing the Town for the 2010 census. Craig said that it is very important to get an accordant count as State and Federal Aid is determined by the Census.
  2. Craig said that he received notice that it appears the Town’s equalization rate will remain a 100%. This is good news for everyone. It appears the real estate market may be finally leveling off.
  3. Craig reported on a NYRI meeting being held at the Eaton Center in Norwich from 5:00 to 7:00 on Thursday 3/5.
  4. Craig reported that bidding for various materials and equipment has been completed on the County-level and that all 19 Towns are able to purchase from the County bid prices as well.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Kathy said she found a website for NY grant monies and is looking into this.
  2. George spoke on the roller that Chuck found, it appears the smartest plan will be to rent the roller first, as we did the excavator. If the Dept. is happy with the roller, it can be purchased with all rental fees being applied toward the purchase price. The Highway committee is in favor of this.
  3. Mike reported on preliminary estimates for the proposed addition to the Town Hall. The addition will cost approximately $202,000 completed. Painting, carpeting and furnishing the interior will cost approximately $50,000, bringing the preliminary total to approximately $250,000. To construct a stand-alone building would require approximately 3 times the cost, with black-top alone running nearly $50,000. The Town will save a considerable amount of money using the existing septic, well, heating system, concrete and parking area. The Town Crew will do most of the work, with only the roof, electrical and plumbing being contracted out. Steve Tiska expressed his concerns of the Hwy. Crew working on the new building instead of doing Hwy. work. Craig replied that for the cost he feels most people will understand. The Crew will complete summer road work, just not as much. Craig also stated the importance of moving forward with the project, pointing out the recent issues the State has had with the Justice Court. If the State were to close the Court and consolidate with another Town, the Town would be out approx $24,000 in revenue. This would have a substantial effect on the budget at the local level. Craig stated as the State continues to force itself on small towns more and more, those Towns that don’t take care of themselves will be taken care of by the State. We cannot afford to allow this to happen and erode our precious Home Rule.
  4. George reported that there was discussion regarding a possible increase to building permit fees and said at this time the committee feels that an increase is not needed. It was agreed that in these tough economic times we shouldn’t be doing anything to hinder development.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said that he has consulted a professional grant writer and has been looking into various grants and low interest loans regarding the proposed Town Hall expansion project. If any grants appear favorable he plans to use money budgeted for grant writing for that purpose. All agreed.
  2. Craig said that everyone in Delaware County will soon be getting a survey in the mail regarding the economic impact assessment the County Board of Supervisors is conducting regarding the NYC DEP land acquisition program. Craig said that this survey is very important and encourages everyone to fill it out and send back.

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to enter into a rental agreement for one roller/compactor with option to purchase based on said roller meeting specifications and needs of the Town. Said roller if purchased shall be procured with funds available from the Highway unexpended fund balance. So moved by Doug Mckown, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to let bids for the following pieces of highway equipment in accordance with funds available in the budget and authorized by the Town Board; 1. One road roller/compactor and 2. One 4 wheel drive dump truck with plow, cab and chassis in accordance with specifications designed by the Highway Superintendent. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to purchase one dump box, plow and plow frame for one 4 wheel-drive dump truck at the lowest cost available to the Town. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to authorize the expenditure of Highway monies. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

#15- Purchase Authorization- Highway Department. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

#16- Calling for continued New York State Property Tax Payments on State Owned Lands. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Doug Mckown, all in favor. Carried

 

 

GENERAL:

47. Williamson Lawbook - 95.53

48. Quill Corp. - 96.20

49. Quill Corp. - 46.43

50. Walton Reporter - 4.74

51. Laurie Burpoe - 60.00

52. Laurie Burpoe - 490.00

53. Kortright Creek Financial - 817.33

54. NYSEG - 83.37

55. Frontier - 71.31

56. Kortright Creek Financial - 120.00

57. Frontier - 50.25

58. Frontier - 294.08

59. Chuck Smith - 8.20

60. Roger Cecce - 10.00

61. Drogen Electric - 113.37

62. Mirabito - 103.35

63. Mirabito - 314.04

64. Delaware Engineering - 2729.25

65. Judy Jackson - 235.95

Total - 5,743.40

 

HIGHWAY:

25. 5-star Equipment - 307.35

26. Tri- County Communications - 125.00

27. Horton Small Engine - 33.19

28. Comstock Logging Supplies - 1182.00

29. Sidney Tire - 20.00

30. Chuck Smith - 10.79

31. Warrens Exc. - 68.40

32. Babcock Supply - 1240.00

33. Federal Property Asst. - 100.00

34. Fastenal Co. - 478.35

35. Tallmadge Tire - 2296.32

36. Mirabito - 8690.85

37. R.L. Armstrong Auto - 395.66

38. Jess F. Howes - 52.17

39. Dags Auto Parts - 43.45

40. Unadilla Bolt & Nut - 38.72

41. Kimball Midwest - 68.50

42. E & R Popes Excavating - 3456.00

43. Haun Welding Supply - 265.99

44. Fleet Pride - 114.36

45. STS Trailer & Truck Equipment - 3600.00

_____________________

- 22,587.10

 

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK APRIL 1, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Doug McKown, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Charles Smith

 

ABSENT:

Councilwoman: Kathy Ryan

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Jeri Brayman (Town Historian), Neita VanValkenburgh, Kathy Kolopchin, Bob Basile, Steve Roff, Ron Longwell

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Doug McKown to accept minutes as presented, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

1.      Steve Roff spoke on the new regulations NYC DEP is proposing at the Cannonsville reservoir; a pilot recreational boating program will be implemented which will give citizens more use of the reservoir. Steve is hoping that people will take advantage of the program and bring more revenue in the form of tourism to the area. Craig commented he feels the use of these “lakes” is long overdue, however, questions the sincerity of the City. Craig stated the bottom line is he agrees with Steve and feels we should take advantage of the new program.

2.      Steve Tiska spoke on the Town Hall not having hours and phone numbers posted for people to call. Judy replied that she would post them.

3.      Steve Tiska asked who the ADA compliance officer was for the Town. Craig replied that he has assumed this role. Craig stated let the minutes state that Craig DuMond is the ADA compliance officer for the Town of Masonville, Town-owned buildings.

4.      Jeri Brayman reported on a tour bus that went right through the red light without stopping creating a dangerous situation. At certain times during the day, the light is hard to see for people unfamiliar with the area. Jeri asked about reflector warning strips and/or additional lighting and signs to warn people of the intersection. Chuck will explore this with the NYS DOT.

5.      Kathy Kolopchin discussed gas wells and problems regarding set backs from schools.

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.      Plowing and sanding County and Town Roads as needed

2.      Completed hauling sand to the Town stock pile

3.      Cutting trees and Brush

4.      Sweeping Roads

5.      Filling Potholes

6.      Picked up and used the roller, so far everything is working great with the machine

7.      Class w/DEC and Delaware soil & water, future projects and ditching need to meet their specs, this means longer project times & DEC inspections.

8.      Went to the FEMA kick off meeting for the December Ice storms. Filing process has started

9.      Keeping track of 4 logging operations on Pine Hill

10.  So far the Town has used about 1200 gals of waste oil. At $3.00 a gallon average, this equates to a savings of $3600.00 for the Town.

11.  Chuck met with Doug about truck specs for the anticipated new 1-ton truck. He also discussed the need for a forklift or forks for the loader to assist with moving items around the garage and dept. In the past the Town has had to hire Butts Concrete to perform fork-lift needed work for the Town. Chuck explored quotes of approximately $850.00 to $1700.00 for new forks for the loader, however, found a forklift through NYS OGS surplus $575.00. He purchased the machine, which is in good condition and working well. The machine is valued at approximately $5000-$6000.

12.  Chuck discussed a NYS OGS surplus pick-up truck he can pick up for about $1500.00. The truck appears to be in good condition with low mileage. If we sell the old Ford pick-up, we should be able to replace this truck with a net of approximately $500.00. The Board asked that Chuck get a little more info on truck before Friday. If he wants to move forward with the purchase, he will secure the permission of the Highway Committee Chairman as Well as Supervisor prior to doing so.

 

 

OLD BUSINESS:

1.      Bid Openings

1.      Roller Bid-Ben Daniels-$26,250.00

2.      Truck Bid- Vision Ford-$33,868.00

3.      Chenango Sales-$35,548.00

4.      West Herr Ford-$35,994.00

5.      NYE Auto-$46,025

6.      Albany Dodge-$34,961.00

7.      Breakey Motors-$43,015.00

 

Motion by George Denys to accept the Bid from Ben Daniels for the roller for $26,250.00, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to accept the Bid from Vision Ford for $33,868.00 for a 2009 Truck, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

Chuck will notify both of the awarded bids.

2.      Craig reported the Town Hall expansion project fits the criteria for a grant which would provide a grant and low interest loan. Craig stated he already has a grant writer working on the paperwork and hopefully have more information by next month’s meeting.

3.      Craig said the Town received a check for $6200 in additional State-aid for the Town maintaining 100% valuation in 2008. These funds are applied directly toward the general fund to offset property taxes.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Craig reported that by September of 2009 the new voting machines will be fully implemented. The inspectors need to have more training.

2.      Craig spoke on the County Pro-Act prescription program. A flyer went out to all residents on cost savings with prescriptions of about 50%. Craig stated that if anyone did not receive one, let him know and he will get one to you.

3.      Craig spoke on clean up days and would like to set it for May 8th & 9th. Craig asked Chuck and Highway Committee to get together to place and ad with the Town Clerk.

Motion by Craig DuMond to hold clean up days for May 8Th & 9th 2009 as posted in the Towns newspaper, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

1.      George reported that Joe Reynolds received two more certifications one on Feb. 4th and one on March 11th.

2.      George spoke on an incident that happened where Social Services were involved in the Town and an outside CEO was called in because they didn’t know that Masonville had their own CEO. George will notify them that we do and was a little upset over this due to the fact that Joe has already worked with them on other incidents within the Town. Craig felt the action was ridiculous as the County is fully aware of our Town officers and in the remote event there was a question should have called the Supervisor for clarification. Craig will address this with the Commissioner of Social Services.

3.      George said he has called Frank Woods office for an update on the 4 properties in the Town that are under litigation. He is waiting for a return call and hopefully will have more information next month.

4.      Doug spoke on bulk storage tanks for gas and diesel for the Town and the risk associated with fines that could be imposed for violations if completed correctly.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

1.      Craig spoke on the foreclosure list for the Town for unpaid taxes. There 14 with 3 of them being problem properties. The County will take them over on April 3rd 2009 if taxes are not paid and then place the properties up for auction.

2.      Craig spoke on the Roxbury Arts Group having grants and said that the Masonville Library received one.

3.      Craig spoke on the State budget and reported the good news is that it appears the State-aid and CHIPS funding will remain at the 2008 levels. The bad news is everything else, more taxes and fees for everything. The STAR rebate checks being taken away equates to the single largest tax increase for most people. For the people who pay the bills, the State budget is the worst that Craig has ever seen. Craig feels Albany is out of touch with the people of the State and drunk on the public’s money.

4.      Craig reported there will be a free rabies at the Masonville Fire Dept. on April 10th from 5:00 to 7:00.

 

 

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor. Carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

66. The Walton Reporter 14.22

67. Jeffrey McQuinn 180.00

68. Grace Fisher 180.00

69. Rae Ann Lakin 180.00

70. Ann Scott 180.00

71. Teddy Tripp 60.00

72. Milt Curtis 60.00

73. Del. County Planning 460.69

74. Quill Corp. 246.53

75. Frontier 64.43

76. NYSEG 230.00

77. Mirabitos 467.59

78. Del. Engineering P.C. 143,803.98

79. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

80. Frontier 308.59

81. Federal Property Assistance 300.00

82. The Water Bottle 20.00

83. Chuck Smith 139.29

84. Frontier 88.34

85. Linnea Wilson 151.96

86. George Denys 134.14

_________________

148,003.09

 

HIGHWAY:

46. Tallmadge Tire 905.30

47. Comstock Logging Supplies 19.60

48. Federal Property Assistance 500.00

49. Catskill Tractor Inc. 172.15

50. E&R Popes Excavating 3528.00

51. Ben Funk Inc. 13.42

52. Jess F. Howes 15.98

53. Parts Plus 110.38

54. Chuck Smith 45.27

55. Tractor Supply 83.39

56. G&L Auto 81.88

57. Dags Auto Parts Inc. 150.66

58. Federal Property Assistance 675.00

59. R.L. Armstrong Auto 468.20

60. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

61. Laurie Burpoe 540.00

62. Laurie Burpoe 7.42

_______________

7,396.65

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:30 P.M.

 

 

 

 

______________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

State of New York May 6, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Doug McKown, Kathy Ryan, George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Judy & Bob Jackson, Steve Tiska, Curt Christensen, Laurie Burpoe, Rae Ann Lakin, Ernst Keidel, Melissa Thomas, Jeri Braymen, Elaine Bradish, Nick Genovese, Tom Cardi, Bob Basile, Kathy Kolopchin, Steve Roff, Lou Girvilo, Mike Sherman, Steve & Cliff from AFLAC.

 

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Doug McKown to accept minutes as corrected, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

1.      Steve and Cliff gave a presentation regarding AFLAC insurance for the Town. They met with the Highway Department earlier this month and reported a few of the men were interested. Steve said the insurance can actually be purchased for any Town Employee. Craig asked if the program incurs any costs to the Town. Steve replied that there was absolutely no cost to the Town, the employee pays the entire premium through payroll deduction. Craig stated that he would run the program by the Town attorney and if no conflicts will purpose the program for vote next month.

2.      Mike Sherman said that he has been out driving on several Town roads and complemented the Town on how nice they look.

3.      Mike Sherman stated that he and Denis Burpoe will be running for open seats on the Sidney School Board and encouraged people to get out and vote on May 16th.

4.      Steve Roff spoke on the cleaning out of ditches near the highway department on private property. He also complained about the runoff into the stream as the ditch was interrupted. Chuck responded that is was in the Town’s best interest to clean out the ditch as the run off was creating washouts on the Town driveway. Chuck secured the property owner’s permission and the clearing of the ditch was beneficial to both parties. .

5.      Steve Tiska thanked the Highway Dept. for the fine job on the ditches on his road.

6.      Jeri Braymen thanked the Highway Dept. for sweeping her road. (Mormon Hollow Rd)

7.      Bob Basile asked when the Town was going to fix Butts Road. Chuck said the road is on a priority list, however, not at the top. The road will be fixed when budgetary resources allow.

 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.      Filling potholes

2.      Serviced equipment for Hwy. Dept. and Fire Dept.

3.      Sweeping Roads

4.      Cutting trees and chipping brush

5.      Planted about 125 trees for future drift control for McLaughlin Rd.

6.      Ditching Pine Hill Road

7.      Worked Getter Hill and part of Steam Mill

8.      Highway Crew attended an Annual Safety Training Class in Walton

9.      Highway Crew attended first out of three classes by Delaware County Soil & Water for ‘Flood Response Training Course’

10.  Finished the property leveling project then seeded & mulched

11.  New F-550 will be here soon, last report was in transit in Ohio

12.  Closed out Butts Road project, payment is pending SEMO/FEMA audit

13.  Asked Board to consider ideas for Ice Storm fund revenue

14.  NYS DOT may be in Town around June for crosswalk paint

15.  4-way light issue needs a letter from the Board so they can do a study and give a response to the Town. The Letter needs the problems and suggested rectifications. Pam will draft the letter.

Chuck said he had a list of old issues that need to be completed such as painting of a few trucks. Craig said to give the list to the committee.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

1.      Craig said that the Town qualifies for a grant for the Town Hall expansion project through the USDA as a distressed community. The grant should range from 25,000 to 50,000. The remainder of the funding can be provided in the form of a low-interest loan through the USDA. The grant application is being finalized and we should have a proposal by the next meeting.

2.      Craig reminds all of Masonville residents of clean up days on May 8th and 9th. Fees of $1.00 will be charged for tires with rims and electronics will be a $5.00 charge.

3.      Craig gave an update on the NYC DEP boating pilot for the Cannonsville Reservoir and stated that the project is moving right along and we should see boats on the ‘lake’ soon. .

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Craig said that the NYRI battle was won. No new power line! This is good news for Delaware County.

2.      Craig asked everyone to get out and vote on the School Budget. Craig voiced his displeasure with the status of the Masonville and Sidney Center abandoned buildings. It is costing the taxpayers’ money for the district to continue to be ‘landlords’ and suggested the district dispose of the buildings in the interest of the taxpayers. Craig encouraged Masonville folks to get out and support our Masonville residents running for school board.

3.      Craig said the next local rabies clinic would be held in Walton at the Hwy. Garage on Rt. 10 on June 5th from 5:00 to 7:00.

4.      Craig said there has been warning letters given out to a few people who are in violation of local law #3 (Junk Control).

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to authorize a letter to be sent to the NYS DOT to do a study on the 4-way light in Masonville. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

1.      Craig reported writing a letter of support for the Delaware County Sportsman’s Federation opposing the proposed DEC antler restrictions program. Craig sent the letter to the DEC, Governor Patterson, Senator Bonacic and Assemblyman Crouch. .

2.      Craig spoke on the foreclosed property in Masonville. There are 3 properties left that will go up for auction on June 30th. Craig said one of the properties is a problem property the Town has been working on Parker Hollow Road.

3.      Craig spoke on the economic impact study of the NYC DEP land acquisition program. The study is completed and the results are sobering. Craig has been asked not to comment on the details until after the study is made public at next week’s BOS meeting in Delhi.

4.      Craig said that Delaware County currently stands at a 9.6 unemployment rate.

5.      Craig said that County sales tax is way down so far this year and at the current rate will be running over 2 million in the red. Craig reported mortgage tax revenue is on track for this year and should be ok, but that a few years back it was 3 times as much.

6.      Craig spoke on the quarry on Cole Road and said that Robert McDuffy now has quite the business after a long struggle. Mr. McDuffy has created an excellent business and has brought local jobs to the area. Craig said that Mr. Duffy sent letter of thanks to the Town for all their support.

 

Motion by George Denys to go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 8:45 p.m. for possible litigation, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to come out of executive session and back into the regular meeting at 9:20 p.m., seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

90. Joe Reynolds 124.39

91. NYSEG 230.00

92. NYSEG 516.69

93. Selective 255.00

94. Selective 494.00

95. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

96. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works 96.00

97. Heart of the Catskills 40.00

98. Laurie Burpoe 12.81

99. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

100. Laurie Burpoe 490.00

101. Joe Reynolds 160.55

102. Frontier 62.17

103. Frontier 150.79

104. Frontier 67.99

105. Chuck Smith 85.33

106. Robert Williams 137.50

107. McDowell & Walker 220.00

108. Jess F. Howes 13.22

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3,969.80

 

HIGHWAY:

60. Federal Property Asst. 125.00

61. Minimizer Spray Control Systems 280.60

62. Fastenal Co. 341.50

63. Suit Kote 1451.64

64. Horbecks Sports Shop 129.99

65. Ben Funk Inc. 829.29

66. Tallmadge Tire 843.20

67. R.L. Armstrong 586.05

68. Dags Auto Parts 80.76

69. G&L Auto 70.50

70. Babcock Supply 447.00

71. Frey Heavy Duty 258.51

72. Mirabitos 3156.37

73. John F. Winn 174.11

74. Tarco Steel Inc 516.50

75. Fleet Pride 78.74

76. Comstock Logging Supplies 19.60

77. JC Smith Inc 99.20

78. Steel Sales Inc 70.65

79. Sidney Tire 21.00

80. Vantage Equipment LLC 583.69

81. John F. Winn 18.70

82. Ben Daniels Equipment 26,250.00

83. Lawson 44 87.98

________________

36,520.61

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m.

 

 

 

 

____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK
March 4, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Doug McKown, George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Neita VanValkenburgh, Steve Tiska, Kathy Kolpchin, Linnea Wilson, Keith Scott, Ernst Keidel, Tom Cardi, Bob Basile, Donna Vandermark, Lou Girvilo, Tom Klehr, Jeri Brayman, Ron Longwell, Judy Jackson (Justice)

 

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

The Town received notice from EBI Consulting on behalf of T-Mobile that they are planning the installation of a cell tower on Cole Road. EBI asked for any comments in regards to the tower. Craig will be contacting them with favorable comments; however, Craig warned that the project is in the very beginning stages.

 

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Linnea asked about the new proposed addition on the Town hall. She requested that the Historians office remain up front so that Jeri can use the front window for a display.
  2. Ernst said that he is very much in favor of the cell tower. Ernst also informed the Board that he replaced the Flag at the Town Hall. Craig thanked him.
  3. Steve Tiska asked that the Town designate an ADA compliance contact for the proposed construction at the Town hall. Craig replied that he will be the ADA compliance contact for the Town.
  4. Kathy Klopchin spoke on the drilling of natural gas and said that she would like to work with the Town on any needs or concerns on this matter. Kathy requested the Board think this over and let her know by the next meeting.

 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding Town & County roads as needed.
  2. Hauling sand to the Town stock pile
  3. Preparing equipment for spring
  4. Serviced two fire trucks
  5. Attended a Drug & Alcohol training class by Roger Cecce
  6. On 2/19 the dept was down two trucks down which put the crew behind on plowing, however, all Town roads were completed with only two complaints. Once the complainants were advised of the situation they were satisfied.
  7. Working on roller and truck specs so the Town can go out to bid.
  8. Acquired information and pricing to purchase the plow and dump body cheaper than NYS contract pricing. A savings of $700 on plow and $4000 on the Dump box.
  9. Working with NYS/ OGS agent to receive our first federal surplus property. A tire blanker for $100 with a new price value of $1300.
  10. Received contact from Delaware County Dept. of Emergency Services advising of new guidelines for the December 2008 Ice storm. Chuck sent in application for possible FEMA funding.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig has been busy preparing the Town for the 2010 census. Craig said that it is very important to get an accordant count as State and Federal Aid is determined by the Census.
  2. Craig said that he received notice that it appears the Town’s equalization rate will remain a 100%. This is good news for everyone. It appears the real estate market may be finally leveling off.
  3. Craig reported on a NYRI meeting being held at the Eaton Center in Norwich from 5:00 to 7:00 on Thursday 3/5.
  4. Craig reported that bidding for various materials and equipment has been completed on the County-level and that all 19 Towns are able to purchase from the County bid prices as well.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Kathy said she found a website for NY grant monies and is looking into this.
  2. George spoke on the roller that Chuck found, it appears the smartest plan will be to rent the roller first, as we did the excavator. If the Dept. is happy with the roller, it can be purchased with all rental fees being applied toward the purchase price. The Highway committee is in favor of this.
  3. Mike reported on preliminary estimates for the proposed addition to the Town Hall. The addition will cost approximately $202,000 completed. Painting, carpeting and furnishing the interior will cost approximately $50,000, bringing the preliminary total to approximately $250,000. To construct a stand-alone building would require approximately 3 times the cost, with black-top alone running nearly $50,000. The Town will save a considerable amount of money using the existing septic, well, heating system, concrete and parking area. The Town Crew will do most of the work, with only the roof, electrical and plumbing being contracted out. Steve Tiska expressed his concerns of the Hwy. Crew working on the new building instead of doing Hwy. work. Craig replied that for the cost he feels most people will understand. The Crew will complete summer road work, just not as much. Craig also stated the importance of moving forward with the project, pointing out the recent issues the State has had with the Justice Court. If the State were to close the Court and consolidate with another Town, the Town would be out approx $24,000 in revenue. This would have a substantial effect on the budget at the local level. Craig stated as the State continues to force itself on small towns more and more, those Towns that don’t take care of themselves will be taken care of by the State. We cannot afford to allow this to happen and erode our precious Home Rule.
  4. George reported that there was discussion regarding a possible increase to building permit fees and said at this time the committee feels that an increase is not needed. It was agreed that in these tough economic times we shouldn’t be doing anything to hinder development.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said that he has consulted a professional grant writer and has been looking into various grants and low interest loans regarding the proposed Town Hall expansion project. If any grants appear favorable he plans to use money budgeted for grant writing for that purpose. All agreed.
  2. Craig said that everyone in Delaware County will soon be getting a survey in the mail regarding the economic impact assessment the County Board of Supervisors is conducting regarding the NYC DEP land acquisition program. Craig said that this survey is very important and encourages everyone to fill it out and send back.

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to enter into a rental agreement for one roller/compactor with option to purchase based on said roller meeting specifications and needs of the Town. Said roller if purchased shall be procured with funds available from the Highway unexpended fund balance. So moved by Doug Mckown, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to let bids for the following pieces of highway equipment in accordance with funds available in the budget and authorized by the Town Board; 1. One road roller/compactor and 2. One 4 wheel drive dump truck with plow, cab and chassis in accordance with specifications designed by the Highway Superintendent. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Highway Superintendent to purchase one dump box, plow and plow frame for one 4 wheel-drive dump truck at the lowest cost available to the Town. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to authorize the expenditure of Highway monies. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

#15- Purchase Authorization- Highway Department. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

#16- Calling for continued New York State Property Tax Payments on State Owned Lands. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Doug Mckown, all in favor. Carried

 

 

GENERAL:

47. Williamson Lawbook - 95.53

48. Quill Corp. - 96.20

49. Quill Corp. - 46.43

50. Walton Reporter - 4.74

51. Laurie Burpoe - 60.00

52. Laurie Burpoe - 490.00

53. Kortright Creek Financial - 817.33

54. NYSEG - 83.37

55. Frontier - 71.31

56. Kortright Creek Financial - 120.00

57. Frontier - 50.25

58. Frontier - 294.08

59. Chuck Smith - 8.20

60. Roger Cecce - 10.00

61. Drogen Electric - 113.37

62. Mirabito - 103.35

63. Mirabito - 314.04

64. Delaware Engineering - 2729.25

65. Judy Jackson - 235.95

Total - 5,743.40

 

HIGHWAY:

25. 5-star Equipment - 307.35

26. Tri- County Communications - 125.00

27. Horton Small Engine - 33.19

28. Comstock Logging Supplies - 1182.00

29. Sidney Tire - 20.00

30. Chuck Smith - 10.79

31. Warrens Exc. - 68.40

32. Babcock Supply - 1240.00

33. Federal Property Asst. - 100.00

34. Fastenal Co. - 478.35

35. Tallmadge Tire - 2296.32

36. Mirabito - 8690.85

37. R.L. Armstrong Auto - 395.66

38. Jess F. Howes - 52.17

39. Dags Auto Parts - 43.45

40. Unadilla Bolt & Nut - 38.72

41. Kimball Midwest - 68.50

42. E & R Popes Excavating - 3456.00

43. Haun Welding Supply - 265.99

44. Fleet Pride - 114.36

45. STS Trailer & Truck Equipment - 3600.00

_____________________

- 22,587.10

 

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK - February 4, 2009

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 pm

 

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Doug McKown, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Charles Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Tom Klehr, Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Steve Tiska, Kathy Klopchin, Rae Ann Lakin, Tom Cardi, Linnea Wilson (assessor) Meg Hungerford (account clerk), Lou Girvilo

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked Kathy about the people who were supposed to come down and give an ADA evaluation on the Town Hall. Kathy replied that she no longer feels this is needed as Mike is knowledgeable concerning these regulations and is in the process of creating plans for the addition. Craig thanked Mike for all his help on the Town Hall issue. Craig states Mike has volunteered all engineering services as well as offered to donate windows and doors for the project. This will save the Town tens of thousands of dollars. Steve said the town should also consider doing something for the Fire Dept. to assist in bringing them within ADA compliance. Steve feels the Town could be liable for the fire dept. Craig replied that the Town would naturally extend use of the Town Hall for any activity the fire dept. needs, including meetings. Craig stated the Town cannot be held accountable for any violations at the fire dept as the dept has their own elected officials that answers to the public.
  2. Kathy Klopchin and her guest presented a video on the natural gas drilling in the Western States, showing problems they caused; water wells, noise, road damage and health issues. Craig thanked Kathy and her guest for their information and time.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1. Plowed & sanded Town roads & maintained County roads as needed

2. Hauling sand to stockpile

  1. Had Truck # 4,5,6 inspected. Done and passed.
  2. Preparing equipment for Spring
  3. Replaced rear spring on the 1988 Mack
  4. Installed lights in the supply room
  5. Replaced plow motor, bull joints, axle V-joints on F-550
  6. Organizing & cleaning shop

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Butts Road Bridge has been completed at the total cost of $298,747.50 and has been signed and closed out. Hopefully the FEMA reimbursement will be coming soon.

 

NEW BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the continued use of the meeting room at the Church for Town Board meetings and feels the Town should compensate the Church for use of the room. The Board agreed to forward $500.00 to the Church in exchange for use of the meeting room thus far.
  2. Craig received a contract for a grant program issued by the Catskill Watershed Corp. for up to $30,000 to be used to review DEP land acquisitions. The Board agreed we should contract for the grant in case it is needed.
  3. Craig reported that a FEMA declaration has been made for the December 2008 ice storm. Chuck will be checking to see if we have any expenses that qualify.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Mike Spaccaforno had blue prints ready for the Board to review on the addition to the Town Hall for rehabilitation and office expansion. Mike asked the Board for approval to get this priced out. Craig thanked Mike for all he is and has done for the Town on this; he has saved to Town a great deal of money. Craig reported that if something is not done about the compliance issues with the Town Court, the Town could eventually be forced to close the Court. This would result in a significant decrease to revenues that are directly applied to the Town budget. Craig stated the Town government cannot continue to operate as it has in the past. The Town operations needs to be more professional and presentable. All officers, including the supervisor, need legitimate office where business can be conducted and regular office hours maintained to better serve the public.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to apply for grants funding from the Office of Kirsten Gillibrand for the purpose of the expansion project for the Town Hall. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to apply for grants funding from Small Cities Grant Program for the purpose of the expansion project for the Town Hall. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to sign documents to participate in the Coalition of Watershed Town's Local Consultation on Land Acquisition Program. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the necessary budget transfers (attached) for the 2008 Town Budget. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy of transfers attached.

5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to send a check for $500.00 to the Church for the use of the Church for Town Board meetings. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

6.Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorizes Mick Spaccaforno to price out the cost of the addition to the existing Town Hall. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #14- In Recognition of Ben Howard-Eagle Scout.

So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig spoke on the Youth recreation revenue which is now going to be done through a Block Grant and will come from the County. It appears the funding rate will remain the same, $828.00
  2. Craig reported that there will be a free rabies clinic that will be held at the Delhi Fire Dept. on ? from 5:30 to 7:00.

 

Meg Hungerford gave a report on the Town's financial report submitted on February 2nd 2009. Craig reported the Town's finances are in good shape. No budgeted unexpended reserve monies were used to close out the 2008 budget. Craig thanked all departments, especially Chuck for holding the line on expenses and keeping spending down. The Board reviewed Meg's financial report and bank statements.

 

Motion by George Denys to accept the reviewed statement of the financial report and reviewed bank statements as presented to the Board, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

28. Heart of the Cat shills -> 70.00

29. Quill Corp -> 19.74

30. Quill Corp -> 6.16

31. Walton Reporter -> 19.75

32. Walton Reporter -> 11.85

33. Frontier -> 69.74

34. Frontier -> 148.42

35. Frontier -> 46.94

36. NYSEG -> 247.00

37. Kortright Creek Financial -> 733.33

38. Midstate Supply -> 107.76

39. Sancico Inc -> 232.80

40. Mirabito -> 139.84

41. Jess F. Howes -> 11.37

42. Frontier -> 22.09

43. Frontier -> 294.45

44. West Payments Center -> 127.50

45. Linnea Wilson -> 74.29

46. Judy Jackson -> 450.00

-> ____________

-> 2,833.03

->

 

HIGHWAY:

2. Mid County -> 667.00

3. Hillside Signs -> 40.00

4. Tallmadge Tire -> 42.00

5. Town of Tompkins -> 300.00

6. Haunwelding Supply Inc -> 100.26

7. G&L Auto -> 134.75

8. Armstrong Fasteners -> 35.85

9. RL Armstrong Auto -> 217.59

10. Dags Auto Parts -> 63.76

11. McDowell & Walker -> 66.48

12. Tri-County Communications -> 752.22

13. Waynes Welding -> 251.75

14. Thering Sales -> 154.00

15. E&R Popes Excavating -> 1728.00

16. Ben Funk -> 139.52

17. Sidney Tire -> 60.00

18. Dennis Martindale -> 121.20

19. Burr Truck -> 321.72

20. Parts Plus -> 103.16

21. Johns Garage -> 5476.14

22. Lawson Products -> 338.40

23. Fleet Pride -> 433.33

24. Tractor Supply -> 87.20

-> _______________

-> 11,634.33

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:30 P.M.

 

 

_______________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

State of New York                                         January 7, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Doug McKown, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt: Chuck Smith

Account Clerk: Meg Hungerford

 

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Ron Longwell, Denis and Laurie Burpoe (Court Clerk), Joe Reynolds (CEO), Dave Barnes, Jeri Brayman (Historian), Steve Roff, Tom Cardi, Tom Klehr, Bob Basile, Bob and Judy Jackson (Justice).

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Doug McKown to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Roff explained that a while back he lost a key to the Town Hall. Steve stated he is willing to replace all the locks in the Town wishes. Craig said that would not be necessary.
  2. Dave Barnes said that the Masonville Fire Dept. will be holding a new member drive for the squad and the fire dept. and asked to help get the word out. Craig said he would put it on the web site.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.Chuck thanked all those who donated used motor oil to the Town and also thanked Dave Barnes, Tim Bennett, Butch Finch, Mike Paterick and Steve VanValkenburgh for the donations of stone products. He also thanked Butts concrete for assisting the Town with getting an at cost tamper for the Highway Dept.

2.Chuck thanked the Town Clerk for locating the owner of the old Town truck #5 to get a much-needed hydraulic pump for truck #6.

  1. Plowed and sanded Town roads and maintained County Roads as needed.
  2. Hauling sand to stock pile
  3. Serviced some equipment
  4. The 2nd waste oil furnace has been installed and is working well.
  5. Picked up 2 large oil donations totaling 385 gallons
  6. Talked with Delaware County Soil & Water Conservation about a possible grant for post flood stream mitigation
  7. Chuck found 2 invoices with an overcharge and another that should not have been billed to the Town totaling $140.00.

 

Craig thanked Chuck for his hard work and outstanding service as Superintendent. Craig is very pleased with the fiscally conservative operation of the department under Chucks charge.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the new storage barn. Steve Tiska (at a previous meeting) stated he did not remember the Board ever giving permission to proceed with this project. Craig stated that permission was granted and documented in the June 2008 meeting minutes.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.Craig spoke on the State budget and said it is not looking good for Towns and Counties. It is going to be a difficult year for all funding. We will not see an increase in State-aid this year and will be lucky if we even get what was received in 2008. The Town of Masonville is in good shape, but careful watch must be maintained this year to keep expenses down. It also appears the State will be cutting aid to the Highway Dept by over $30 thousand dollars. This will directly impact the amount of road improvements for 2009. Craig will continue to lobby our State officials in an attempt to maintain at least the current funding levels.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report.
  2. Joe Reynolds read his annual end of year report. Copy attached.
  3. Kathy Ryan reported that after serving as head of the building committee for the past year she would like Mike Spaccaforno to take over as chairman as she feels he is much more qualified. Kathy and Mike looked at expanding the current Town Hall, rather than a new building, and Mike prepared preliminary sketches for the Board to review. Craig stated there may be grants available for expansion projects and will apply through Assemblyman Crouch, Senator Bonacic and Congresswoman Gillibrand.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the annual Blanket Official Undertaking be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, clerks and other employees of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law. So Moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Councilmen George Denys to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Keith Walker to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Ted Tiska as Dog Control Officer for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Pamela Walker as Registrar of Vital Statistics for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  6. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Joe Reynolds as Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor It is recommended to designate the Walton Reporter as the Town’s official newspaper for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint James Cooros, Physician’s Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  10. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  11. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to designate the National Bank and Trust of Bainbridge as the official depository of Town Monies for the 2009 Calendar year. So moved by Doug Mckown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  12. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended that the following committees be appointed for the 2009 calendar year:

Insurance & Legal: Chairwoman Kathy Ryan & Mike Spaccaforno

Buildings & Grounds: Chairman Mike Spaccaforno & Kathy Ryan

Highway: Chairman Doug McKown & George Denys

Codes and Ordinances: Chairman George Denys & Doug McKown

So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk before 1/10/2009 file with the State Department of Audit and Control the names and addresses of all Town officers, elected and appointed, and further, file with the State Office of Real Property Tax Services the name of the Town Assessor, Date of appointment expiration of term in accordance with Town Law 30 (3). So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon the 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 Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk notify the NYS Association of Towns, within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed and also advise the Association of Towns of any changes as they occur throughout the year. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Board adopt the Town of Masonville Comprehensive Master Plan as submitted 12/3/2008 at Public Hearing. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 1 Town Supervisor Powers and Duties. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #2 Authorization to Pay Wages. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #3 Authorization to Purchase. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #4 Authorization to Attend Schools, Trainings & Conferences. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #5 Regular Town Board Meetings. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #6 Authorization of Mileage. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #7 Payment of Utilities. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #8 Participation in State and County Bid Prices. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #9 Deputy Highway Superintendent. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #10 Disbursement of Highway Monies. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #11 Confidential Secretary/Book keeper. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #12 Association of Towns-Annual Meeting. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Doug McKown, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #13 Setting of Salaries. So moved by Doug McKown, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

Craig spoke on the Coalition of Watershed Towns lawsuit being dismissed against the Federal EPA. This is a huge loss for the watershed Towns and this is one more step closer toward the 300 million dollar land acquisition program. This will be devastation to Delaware County as the draft Economical Impact Study is predicting a 300% tax increase within 10 years after such land acquisition. The Coalition of Watershed Towns is considering an appeal, however, this will be very costly.

 

Craig’ Confidential Secretary and Bookkeeper, Meg Hungerford, reviewed the Town’s preliminary end of year financial report with the Board and reported the Town is in good shape. We may finish the year without using any budgeted unexpended fund balance, rolling such balance over to next year. Craig again, thanked all employees and the Board in keeping expenses down for the taxpayers.

 

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

1. James Coores 100.00

2. Frontier 286.54

3. NYS Assoc of Tax Collector 25.00

5. Coalition of watershed Towns 1,000.00

6. Frontier 18.04

7. Mirabito 4,160.75

8. NYSEG 247.00

9. NYSEG 444.20

10. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

11. Frontier 81.64

12. Joe Reynolds 2.02

13. Shepstone Management 567.50

14. NYS Retirement 5,112.00

15. Justice Court Judy Jackson 70.00

16. Judy Jackson 555.00

17. Judy Jackson 434.29

18. Midstate Supply 68.60

19. The Water Bottle4.00

20. Butts Concrete 115.00

21. Robert H Finke 3,894.25

22. Career Truck 99.00

23. Mirabito139.00

24. Mirabito 211.53

25. Mirabito 233.35

26. Chuck Smith 8.80

27. Jess F Howes 307.65

19,038.49

 

 

Highway:

196. Dags Auto37.36

197. John F Winn 253.54

198. Roger Cecce45.00

199. Babcock Municipal 74.00

200. Lawrence B Roseboom 450.00

201. Sidney Tire 15.00

202. G&L Auto 119.85

203. E&R Popes Excavating 1,312.00

204. Kimball Midwest 277.65

205. Burr Truck57.60

206. Mirabito 8,375.07

207. Armstrong Fastners 77.40

208. R.L Armstrong 15.28

209. Fleet Pride 187.85

210. NYS Retirement 12,835.00

211. Delaware Engineering 55,993.51

80,126.11

 

 

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

 

 

 

______________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK December 3, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Doug McKown

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Keith Scott, Ron Longwell, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Melissa Thomas, Kathy Klopchin, Bob Basile, Judy Jackson, Nick Genovese, Mr. & Mrs. Pacoraro, Tom Cardi, Lou Girvilo, Mr. Lent.

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried

 

NYS Assemblyman- Clifford Crouch spoke following his Town Hall meeting between 5pm-7pm.  Cliff spoke on the State’s fiscal problems and stated he is fighting the cuts to education and nursing homes.  These cuts ultimately affect the local taxpayer. Cliff also reported that he supports consolidations in many of the State agencies as many services are duplicated and the upper management of these agencies is paid all too well.  Cliff said he is fighting for the rights of Counties regarding the handling of Medicaid payments.  He also advised that it appears the State CHIPs (consolidated highway improvement plan) monies should stay secure and stable at this time.

Craig asked about the unfunded State mandates on Counties and Towns and reminded Cliff these mandates have a crippling affect on the local level.  Cliff stated he continues to fight the unfunded mandate issue in Albany; however, being in the minority it is very difficult to get anything done in this current climate. 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. November 3rd the crew attended the third and final Stream intervention training class.
  2. Finished lower portion of the pole barn
  3. Completed required work Time Warner needed to install equipment for new phone system.
  4. Grader patched several roads
  5. Ripped up bad section on Parker Hollow then graded it
  6. Still having computer issues with Truck #3 and it needed to be taken to Binghamton for repairs
  7. Truck # 5 replaced rear spring
  8. Ditched parts of Hellerud Road with excavator and installed driveway pipes
  9. Hill on Cummings Road was ripped up and gravels with help from Trout Creek

 

 

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig reported that the problem property the Town took possession of on SR206 near Ivanhoe Road has been demolished and buried.  Craig thanks Chuck and the Highway Crew for their prompt and professional job.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPOPRT:

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of November

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said the County budget was passed resulting in only a 1.47% increase.  This is good news for us in comparison to neighboring County budgets. However, Craig did caution that they used a large amount of surplus funds to accomplish this and if things do not change next year’s budget will be much more difficult.  Craig will be pushing for a hard hiring freeze as well as hold on equipment purchased in 2010 unless absolutely needed.   

 

Craig spoke on Doug McKown retiring from the Board and presented him with a plaque recognizing his years of service to the People of Masonville.  Craig wished Doug good luck in the future and best of health and happiness.

 

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

128. Frontier 35.61

129. CMS Imaging                                                                                                247.09

130. Joe Reynolds 257.77

131. Laurie Burpoe                                        400.00

132. Laurie Burpoe 100.00

133. Jess F. Howes                       1149.26

134. Del. Co. Assoc. of Town Supt. of Hwys 35.00

135. The Water Bottle 24.00

136. Mirabitos 336.36

137. Frontier 151.83

138.  Us Postal Services 1000.60

139. Linnea Wilson 31.70

140. Craig DuMond                                                                                        33.00

141. B&D Trophies 35.00

142. Kortright Creek Financial                                                                            777.33

143. Frontier 63.86

144. NYSEG                                                       230.00

_________

                                                             4908.41

 

HIGHWAY:

216. Tallmadge Tire 37.50

217. Fastenal Co.                                                                                                  246.03

218. Wayne Welding 3000.00

219. Suit-Kote                                        7328.75

220. Comstock Logging Supplies 844.00

221. Beerston Stone Products       6224.00

222. Kimball Midwest 78.05

223. Sears Commercial One 219.62

224. The Village Closet LTD 460.00

225. Comstock Logging Supplies 106.00

226. Hwy. Traffic Supply                                                                                     192.95

227. Armstrong Fasteners 26.65

228. R.L. Armsrtong Auto                                                                                   683.07

229. Mirabitos 2766.18

                              ____________

22,212.80

 

The meeting was closed at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 


 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK December 3, 2009

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Doug McKown

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Keith Scott, Ron Longwell, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Melissa Thomas, Kathy Klopchin, Bob Basile, Judy Jackson, Nick Genovese, Mr. & Mrs. Pacoraro, Tom Cardi, Lou Girvilo, Mr. Lent.

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried

 

NYS Assemblyman- Clifford Crouch spoke following his Town Hall meeting between 5pm-7pm.  Cliff spoke on the State’s fiscal problems and stated he is fighting the cuts to education and nursing homes.  These cuts ultimately affect the local taxpayer. Cliff also reported that he supports consolidations in many of the State agencies as many services are duplicated and the upper management of these agencies is paid all too well.  Cliff said he is fighting for the rights of Counties regarding the handling of Medicaid payments.  He also advised that it appears the State CHIPs (consolidated highway improvement plan) monies should stay secure and stable at this time.

Craig asked about the unfunded State mandates on Counties and Towns and reminded Cliff these mandates have a crippling affect on the local level.  Cliff stated he continues to fight the unfunded mandate issue in Albany; however, being in the minority it is very difficult to get anything done in this current climate. 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. November 3rd the crew attended the third and final Stream intervention training class.
  2. Finished lower portion of the pole barn
  3. Completed required work Time Warner needed to install equipment for new phone system.
  4. Grader patched several roads
  5. Ripped up bad section on Parker Hollow then graded it
  6. Still having computer issues with Truck #3 and it needed to be taken to Binghamton for repairs
  7. Truck # 5 replaced rear spring
  8. Ditched parts of Hellerud Road with excavator and installed driveway pipes
  9. Hill on Cummings Road was ripped up and gravels with help from Trout Creek

 

 

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig reported that the problem property the Town took possession of on SR206 near Ivanhoe Road has been demolished and buried.  Craig thanks Chuck and the Highway Crew for their prompt and professional job.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPOPRT:

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of November

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said the County budget was passed resulting in only a 1.47% increase.  This is good news for us in comparison to neighboring County budgets. However, Craig did caution that they used a large amount of surplus funds to accomplish this and if things do not change next year’s budget will be much more difficult.  Craig will be pushing for a hard hiring freeze as well as hold on equipment purchased in 2010 unless absolutely needed.   

 

Craig spoke on Doug McKown retiring from the Board and presented him with a plaque recognizing his years of service to the People of Masonville.  Craig wished Doug good luck in the future and best of health and happiness.

 

Motion by Doug McKown to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

128. Frontier 35.61

129. CMS Imaging                                                                                                247.09

130. Joe Reynolds 257.77

131. Laurie Burpoe                                        400.00

132. Laurie Burpoe 100.00

133. Jess F. Howes                       1149.26

134. Del. Co. Assoc. of Town Supt. of Hwys 35.00

135. The Water Bottle 24.00

136. Mirabitos 336.36

137. Frontier 151.83

138.  Us Postal Services 1000.60

139. Linnea Wilson 31.70

140. Craig DuMond                                                                                        33.00

141. B&D Trophies 35.00

142. Kortright Creek Financial                                                                            777.33

143. Frontier 63.86

144. NYSEG                                                       230.00

_________

                                                             4908.41

 

HIGHWAY:

216. Tallmadge Tire 37.50

217. Fastenal Co.                                                                                                  246.03

218. Wayne Welding 3000.00

219. Suit-Kote                                        7328.75

220. Comstock Logging Supplies 844.00

221. Beerston Stone Products       6224.00

222. Kimball Midwest 78.05

223. Sears Commercial One 219.62

224. The Village Closet LTD 460.00

225. Comstock Logging Supplies 106.00

226. Hwy. Traffic Supply                                                                                     192.95

227. Armstrong Fasteners 26.65

228. R.L. Armsrtong Auto                                                                                   683.07

229. Mirabitos 2766.18

                              ____________

22,212.80

 

The meeting was closed at 7:55 p.m.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 


  

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                     December 1, 2010

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: Betty Scott

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan,George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Joe Reynolds (CEO), Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Linnea Wilson

 (Assessor), Bob Basile, Melissa Thomas, Lou Girvilo

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Bob Jackson asked about the property on Steam Mill (Junk Yard) and whether a grand fathering clause’ may be applicable.  Craig replied that due to the Town failing to take action for many years case law may limit what type of actions may be enforced.  Craig said, however, the Town will take appropriate action for any violations that are legally enforceable.  Steve Tiska said that this has always been a hot topic and was never addressed properly and never completed. Craig advised that sometimes these types of actions are not as cut and dried as they appear. 
  2. Steve Tiska asked about a cold war tax exemption and why the Town didn’t have one.  Craig replied this would have a huge affect on the tax base as many people would qualify, including himself and George Denys.  Craig stated with the economy being what it is it would be unfair to do anything that would cause an added tax burden to others who do not qualify for the exemption. 
  3. Steve Tiska spoke on the Highway crew on doing the work on the new building and was concerned about ‘out of title work”.  Craig replied that the men have voluntarily agreed to perform this work to save the taxpayers thousands of dollars.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Filling Potholes
  2. Hauling sand to the stockpile
  3. Grader patched Steam Mill
  4. Graveled Herring Road and part of Steam Mill.
  5. Ditched and graveled portion of Thorpe Road
  6. Extended plow turnaround on Shears Road
  7. Getting ready for Winter, snow tires & plow frames on

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of November.
  2. Mike gave Craig estimates on the concrete foundation. Mike said that they are not bids and it was requested to put them in 2 parts.
    1. Jim Reynolds- $15,275.00 & 4,500.00 and $40.00 an hour labor
    2. Ben Reynolds- $55,700.00 & 32,500.00
    3. Rhyder Valley Construction- 18,561.00

             Mike said they are not in 2 parts and are not what he asked for. Mike will try to get these

             Completed again.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said that the County Budget came in with around a 3% raise in taxes. 
  2. Craig said they received the seconded mortgage tax check for $5876.37 and the total comes out to be $2000.00 over what was budgeted for expected revenue. This is good news.
  3. Craig said the Town was reimbursed for election.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to go into executive session for possible litigation, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

221. Quill Corp.                                                                                              53.12

222. Quill Corp.                                                                                              65.49

223. The Walton Reporter                                                                              24.89

224. Joe Reynolds                                                                                         319.16

225. Time Warner Cable                                                                               224.75

226. NYSEG                                                                                                 204.73

227. Sidney Favorite Printing                                                                         80.00

228. Elaine Schaefer                                                                                       50.00

229. Joe Reynolds                                                                                         357.76

230. Frontier                                                                                                   88.20

231. Kortright Creek Financial                                                                     733.33

233. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                         44.00

234. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                       365.00

235. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                       100.00

                                                                                                             _____________

                                                                                                                    2,710.43

 

HIGHWAY:

199. Babcock Municipal                                                                              1309.00

200. Cook Brothers                                                                                        46.20

201. R&R Auto                                                                                            800.00

202. Suit-Kote                                                                                             5346.40

203. Rirgas East                                                                                          2438.50

204. Warrens Excavating                                                                            5846.80

205.00 McCarthy                                                                                          982.00

206. Federal Property Assistance                                                                 225.00

207. Wal-Mart                                                                                                  87.65

208. D&D of Walton                                                                                    111.79

209. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                    173.11

210. Fleetpride                                                                                                47.69

211. Tim Oralls                                                                                             150.00

212. E&R Popes Excavating                                                                       3402.00

                                                                                                            ______________

                                                                                                                  20,966.14

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Cle







STATE OF NEW YORK                              November 10, 2010

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

 The Public Hearings of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.

 Purpose of said hearing are the adoption of the 2010 Town of Masonville Budget and the adoption of Local Law 1 of 2010 Dog Control Law. Regular meeting to follow.

 Town Budget- Steve Tiska spoke on the pole barn and using the men. He advised we should research this as he feels it is out of title work. Craig said that the men are doing the work willingly and are not forced. This saves the Town thousands of dollars as we do not have to pay prevailing wage when inside forces complete the work. Craig thanked the highway department for this.

 

Public Hearing closed at 7:49

 

Town Law- Bob Basile asked about what this is all about. The Town Clerk explained that dog licensing has been passed onto the Towns by the State. Craig added this is just another form of an unfunded mandate.

 

Public Hearing closed at 7:49 p.m.

 

 

The regular Town Board meeting was called to order at 7:50 p.m.

 

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

 

 

PUBLIC:

Linnea Wilson (Assessor), Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Dick June, Lou Girvilo, Bob Basile, Joann Gray, Steve Gray, Neil Brayman, Jeri Brayman, Judy Jackson ( Justice)

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

Joann Gray spoke on Steve Gray starting up a business and said that it is not just a back yard business. Joan insists they have completed all requirements of the State to operate the business. Joann is wondering why Kathy Ryan and the Board is aggressively pursuing them when they have done everything that is required. Craig replied that they are not being singled out and that there are other properties the Board is pursuing. Craig added there are more than the State requirements; there are local requirements as well.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

1.      Had 19 bids ending at $1250.00 on the balancer on ebay, unsold with the reserve at $2000.00

2.      Picked up truck #5 from paint shop, rejected work and sent back it is now fixed and in use.

3.      Chipped Brush on Randall Hill.

4.      After 5” of rainfall the roads, ditches and pipes held up well.

5.      Finished gravel on Mormon Hollow, graveled Randall Hill.

6.      Repaired a Sinkhole on seasonal part of Steam Mill.

7.      Hauled sand to stockpile.

8.      Filled Potholes

The balancer was discussed and Chuck is going to talk with a vendor for a possible trade and or put back on ebay. If doesn’t get sold then will put out to bid.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

1.      Linnea Wilson reported on the new State Cyclical reappraisal for 2010. The State will provide 5.00 a parcel while in the program. A reevaluation will need to be completed every 3 or 4 years to maintain 100% valuation. Craig recommended to stay with the program and to stay at 100% as it benefits every taxpayer. All Board members agreed.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

1.      George read the CEO report for October.

2.      Mike said they are waiting for two estimates for a foundation for the new addition to the Town Hall.

3.      Judy Jackson reported the grant paper work has been submitted for the justice court. grant.

 

 

RESOLUTION # 21

Permissive referendum “ Bond Resolution of the Town Of Masonville” So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

1.      Craig report on the Budget. The Town faced a 17% rise in health care and retirements premiums for 2011. Craig said the Board worked very hard on the budget to keep it as reasonable as possible. This is the 3rd year in a row the Board has refused raises. No raises were given to appointed officials as well. The only wage raises were the full-time highway workers and superintendent in accordance with the Teamster’s union contract. Craig thanked Chuck for his diligent efforts in slashing costs as well as the Board for doing what is best for the taxpayers. Craig stated he is proud that Masonville has the smallest Town budget of all 19 Towns in Delaware County. The budget ended up at approximately 5.36 % increase over last year or a raise of .22 cents per thousand of assessed value. This would mean about $22.00 raise for a typical 100,000 home. When the Fire District is included (in which the Town has no control over) the overall tax increase for a typical $100,000 home should be about $38.00 total. Craig the main increase to the fire districts budget included the demolition of the old Masonic temple. Craig spoke on the county budget and said there is still finishing touches left but it appears the county budget will increase between 2-3%, although County spending is lower, health insurance and retirement increased 27% over last year.

2.      Craig spoke on the EPA and their desire to restrict TMDL levels to ridiculous requirements. This would essentially shut down agriculture in upstate NY. Craig feels this is even a greater threat to the County than DEP. The County Board of Supervisors is aggressively opposing this program.

3.      Craig reported that the received $722.96 for the rec program and did receive the re-imbursement from the Summer Youth Helper Program.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

1.      Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to advertise for bids (to be opened at the February 2011 Town Board meeting. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

2.      Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; adopt Local Law #01-2010, Dog Control and Licensing. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

3.      Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board adopted the 2011 Town budget. So moved by Betty Scott, Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

Motion by Betty Scoot to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

187. The Walton Reporter 4.35

188. NYSEG 281.68

189. Frontier 87.70

190. Quill Corp. 79.99

191. Time Warner Cable 224.75

192. NYSEG 204.12

193. Frontier 90.89

194. Quill Corp 45.19

195. The Walton Reporter 2.77

196. The Walton Reporter 3.16

197. Go Tags 30.95

198. The Walton Reporter 3.56

199. The Walton Reporter 3.95

200. The Walton Reporter 4.35

201. Rae Ann Lakin 180.00

202. Grace Fisher 180.00

203. Robert Sterchak 180.00

204. Mary Masciave 180.00

205. The Tri Town News 13.48

206. Elaine Schaefer 80.00

207. Kortright Creek Financial Services 777.33

208. CMS Imaging Solutions 254.50

209. Laurie Burpoe 29.92

210. Laurie Burpoe 310.00

211. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

212. Service Education 800.00

213. The Water bottle 16.00

214. Laing Trucking 33.00

215. Angie Keisler 39.00

216. NYS Assoc. of Town Super Hwy. 150.00

217. Chuck Smith 34.34

218. Mirabitos 367.13

219. Us Postal Services 506.60

220. Linnea Wilson 257.93

______________

5,536.64

 

Highway:

180. Mirabito Fuel Group 3087.34

181. Fastenal Co. 60.00

182. Dags Auto Parts 118.92

183. Ben Funk Inc. 140.02

184. Saunders Concrete 525.80

185. Watnes Welding 6100.00

186. D&D of Walton 194.77

187. Comstock Logging Supplies 1772.00

188. Brian Backus 39.99

189. J.C. Smith 486.79

190. Harbor Freight Tools 979.13

191. G&L Auto 138.45

192. Babcock Supply 342.00

194. Warrens Excavating 1364.50

195. E&R Popes Excavating 8561.00

196. Suit Kote Corp. 8577.90

197. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 70.12

198. Fleet pride 548.35

____________

33,085.08

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

 

 

_____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK October 6, 2010

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: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Ted Tiska, Joe Reynolds, Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Bob Jackson, Carl Ayres, Judy Jackson, Bob Basile, Ernst Keidel, Lou Girvilo, Dick June, Mike Esposito, Neil Brayman

 

Special presentation was given by Carl Ayres.

Carl discussed the scope of work completed at the Pioneer Cemetery and explained the donations that were given and by whom. Carl said it was hard work and took a little longer then he thought.   Carl also gave the board several pictures before and after the project to review.

Craig and the Board thanked Carl for all his hard work and dedication to this project.

 

Judy Jackson asked the Board for authorization to apply for a grant of up to 30,000 towards the Justice Court. Judy said she has started the application but needs a resolution by board before submission. Judy explained the money would be used for a computer, file cabinets, storage cabinets and a Judge’s bench.  The remainder of grant will go towards the building.

Craig thanked Judge Jackson for seeking out this grant to assist the Town. 

Motion by Craig DuMond to authorize the Town Justice to apply for a Grant for equipment and facilities, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Kathy Ryan to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor Carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Bob Jackson asked about the application for the Grays Junkyard permit. Craig stated that it was a License given by the State not a permit by the Town. Bob explained that Steam Mill Road is already bad enough and wonders what might happen to the road if it experiences increased truck traffic.  Craig responded that it the road is damaged; the Town can recover associated costs from the owner/operator/etc.  Craig reported that Kathy will give a full report during the committee reports.
  2. Jeri Brayman thanked the Highway crew for doing a great job on Mormon Hollow Road and said it looks the best it has in many years.
  3. Lou Girvilo also thanked the Highway crew for doing a great job on Wilcox Road.
  4. Steve Tiska said Pine Hill also looks great. Steve also spoke on the abounded property next to the cemetery and the maintenance of the cemetery.
  5. Jeri Brayman asked who should be contacted to put signs up on the cemeteries. Craig replied the landowners. Craig also said that the Pioneer cemetery is not owned by anyone.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Graveled Pine Hill & Mormon Hollow
  2. Ditched & Shouldered Mormon  Hollow
  3. Chipped brush on Pine Hill & Randall Hill
  4. Filled pot holes
  5. Cut brush with case tractor
  6. Installed pipes on Mormon Hollow
  7. Put in a 500’ cable drainage ditch along Mormon Hollow Rd
  8. Picked up a donation of 200 gallons of waste oil
  9. Grater patched Teed Hill and Ivanhoe Roads
  10. Recommend the Board to declare the wheel balancer surplus to be sold on E-bay w/$2000.00 minimum bid

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to put the wheel balancer on e-bay with a minimum bid of $2000.00, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig opened only bid received from Mirabitos

Fuel oil- Fluctuating-2.4640/gal        Firm- 2.6296/gal

Dyed Kero-Fluctuating-2.6790/gal Frim-2.8196/gal

Fuel oil mix- Fluctating-2.6790/gal   Firm-2.7246/gal

 

Motion by Kathy Ryan to accept the fuel oil mix-firm bid price of 2.7246/gal, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

  1. Craig reminded the Board the Budget workshop is scheduled for October 20that 7:00 p.m.   Board members all have a copy of the tentative budget and a lot of work needs to be done on this.
  2. Craig asked the Town Clerk to give an update on the Dog license. The Town Clerk stated that she has been doing some work on her computer program to make the necessary changes.  Board members were given a copy of the new law to review prior to next month’s meeting. The Clerk will also order the tags needed for this change. The Clerk asked that everyone review this law and provide suggestions, input, etc. 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig asked the board to give authorization to the Supervisor to apply for a grant to study the Woody Bio-Mass Energy Furnace. The furnace is said to cut heating cost in ½.

Motion by Nike Spaccaforno to authorize the Supervisor to apply for a Study on the Woody Bio-Mass Energy Furnace, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report for the Month of September, a total of 14 permits issued with a total of $985.00
  2. Kathy Ryan reported that Steven Gray has got 2 permits-an Auto repair shop & Scrap collection business. Kathy also stated that according to NYS to get a license the application for permit should have included the Towns ordinances or laws. Kathy explained this means the landowner must first apply to the Town for approval and must still abide by the Town Laws. Kathy has FOILED the State for copies of everything submitted to the State regarding the license.  The CEO reported he will be working with Kathy and the Town attorney regarding this issue. 

 

Resolution # 20

Speed Zone. Establishment-Mormon Hollow Road & McMullen Road.

So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

Copy attached.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig spoke on the County budget and said they are making progress and that he will be doing everything he can to cut cost so people don’t lose their jobs.
  2. Craig reported that the Town received a State aid check for 10,919 which is down 4,000 from last year.
  3. Craig reported that the Town received the first half of Chips money in the amount of 57,529.53.  We are expecting a total of 89,000.

 

Recommended Motions:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to advertise a public hearing for the 2011 Budget for the Town of Masonville on November 3, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., regular meeting to follow. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Board accept the low bid of $2.7246/gal for fuel oil and winter blend from Mirabitos: also on behalf of the Masonville Fire District. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno. Seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor: the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to advertise a public hearing for the local law #1-2010; Dog Control and Licensing on November 3,2010 at 7:30 p.m. regular meeting to follow. So Moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

169. Ted Tiska 53.69

170. Ward J. Mack 250.00

171. Robert Sterchak                                                                               155.00

172. Anne Scott 155.00

173. Grace Fisher          155.00

174. Rea Ann Lakin 155.00

175. NYSEG 204.00

176. Meg Hungerford                                                                            777.33

177. The Tri Town News 14.96

178. Time Warner Cable                            224.83

179. Meg Hungerford 733.33

180. The Walton Reporter 13.31

181. Joe Reynolds 309.57

182. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

183. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                   315.00

184. Matthew Bender & Co. Inc. 419.43

185. The Water Bottle    24.00

186. Judy Jackson 416.16

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                                                                                                               4,455.61

 

 

HIGHWAY:

162. Otsego Iron 1470.00

163. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                              959.17

164. Saunders Concrete 500.00

165. Babcock Supply          112.00

166. Tepco Auto 27.00

167. John F. Winn 227.68

168. Dags Auto Parts                                                                            236.21

169. Federal Property assistance 75.00

170. Delaware Sport Center                                                                      83.47

171. Waynes Welding 1678.32    

172. Brian Backus 68.00   

173.  Warrens Excavating 322.00          

174. Hillside Signs & Designs 224.85

175. Mirabito                                                                                         3767.48 

176. Jess F. Howes 1739.23  

177. FleetPride                      38.28

178. G&L Auto 150.84

179. E&R Popes Excavating 77.00.00

                                                                                                   ________________

19,379.53 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8.45p.m.

 

 

 

____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK September 7, 2010

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott, George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Neita VanValkenburg, Ernst Keidel, Linnea Wilson, Joann Gray, Steven Gray, Jeri Brayman, Eliane Bradish, John Palushaj, Dick June

 

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska spoke on in-kind services and how the Town should be documenting the payment of services provided by the highway employees toward general fund activities.  Steve suggested we do it in a way that that complies with comptroller requirements.  Craig stated he spoke with a representative from the comptroller’s office and was commended for utilizing town resources to save the taxpayer’s money rather than hiring private contractors at prevailing wage. However, the comptroller did recommend the Town highway budget bill the Town general fund for these services. Craig said the issue is a matter of semantics as the Highway budget can be reduced and the general fund increased so that the ‘billing’ equals out.  Craig says this does cause more work for the bookkeeper, however, will recommend to the Board the budget be set up this way for next year. .
  2. Neita VanValkenburgh said that there is a new stop sign at the intersection of old route 8 and Cole road that was just put up and cannot be seen and that police are in the area giving out tickets. Neita said that if the road was properly marked with a white line at the stop sign more people may know where to stop.  Craig said he was unaware of the new sign and would call Wayne Reynolds to see if proper markings can be completed.
  3. Steve Gray was asked by the CEO to come before the board to show that he has a scrap metal and automobile dismantling and repair shop permit for Gray’s garage.  The Board reviewed his certificate and took no further action at this time. 
  4. Jeri Brayman reported that the fence at the Pioneer Cemetery has been fixed and painted thanks to an Eagle Scout. Jeri also said that there was so much money donated toward this project that some had to be returned. Craig said that at next month’s meeting he would complete a resolution and certificate for the Eagle Scout.
  5. John Palushaj gave each member of the Board a letter from his doctor stating he has breathing difficulties and requested his road be paved due to his health. Craig addressed this issue last month, however, explained again that his road has always been a dirt road and will continue to be a dirt road for the foreseeable future. 

 

 

 

CORRESPONDENCE.

  1. The Town Clerk reported to the Board that there is a new State mandated law that goes into effect on January 1, 2011. The law eliminates the Department of Agriculture and Markets dog licensing responsibilities. This means Towns will have to do dog tags, issue license renewal and licenses. This is going to be a major expense to the Town.  The Town will be forced to increase the cost of licenses just to break even.  The Town Clerk gave the Board a sample law to review and asked for feedback prior to next month’s meeting. 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished ditching Parker Hollow Road
  2. Mowing Roadsides
  3. Patching potholes
  4. Extended turnaround on Coyle Road
  5. Graveled Pine Hill #1, working on Pine Hill
  6. Took truck #5 to Waynes to be painted
  7. Stone & Oiled Cummings, Wilcox and Olmstead Roads
  8. Received $450.00 for damage on Cummings Road

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig reported that the Teamsters contract is not due until next year.
  2. Craig reminded that budget request must be in by September 20th
  3. Craig said due to the Town not receiving any fuel bids that it be re-advertised for next month’s meeting

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of August
  2. Mike said the plans are in and things are ready to begin the New Town Hall.

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board declare the Masonville Town Board as ‘Lead Agency’ as prescribed by the NYS Environmental Quality Review Act relative to the Masonville Town Hall expansion project; 2010-01

So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town board go out to bid for fuel oil same as last year, for the Town as well as the Fire District. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Town Justice to attend the NYS recertification convention on 9/26 – 9/28. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that he has been busy at the County on this year’s budget. The biggest hit is the NYS retirement, which has increased 27% more than anticipated. 
  2. Craig spoke on the roof of the Church being in need of repair and that there is a donation campaign currently being run to raise money for the roof.  Craig said he was sure the Church would appreciate and donations received. 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 20- Negative Declaration-Town Hall Expansion Project. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Kathy Ryan to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

154. NYSEG 204.00

155. Frontier 86.98

156. Quill Corp 64.36

157. Quill Corp 66.46

158. BAS                                                                                                     635.00

159. The Walton Reporter 3.56

160. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                        17.16

161. Laurie Burpoe 100.00

162. Laurie Burpoe                   465.00

163. Judy Jackson 44.00

164. Hermans Trailer Sales 196.07

165. Laing Trucking 66.00

166. Hayes Garage Doors 1000.00

167. Tractor Supply                                                                                     278.69

168. Joe Reynolds 191.90

                           ___________

3419.18

 

HIGHWAY:

147. Zee Medical                          61.02

148. Kimball Midwest 93.05

149. Saunders Companies 500.00

150. Fastenal Co. 82.93

151. G&L Auto 48.32

152. Jess F. Howes                                                                                         73.94

153. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 104.02

154. John F. Winn Inc.                            542.30

155. Uniselect Fleet Parts 16.31

156. RLS Construction Supply 319.99

157. Mirabitos 3217.52

158. FleetPride 50.41

159. E&R Popes Excavating                                                                      6090.00

160. Carver Sand & Gravel 4841.29

161. Suit-Kote Corp.                   53,480.95

____________

         69,522.05

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:10 p.m.

 

 

 

________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK             August 4, 2010

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 Spaccaforno

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy.Supt: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Kathy Kolopchin, Nick Genovese, Ron Longwell, Ernst Keidel, Melissa Thomas, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Lorraine Kelkeisen

 

MINUTES:

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

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese spoke on an accident that happened on McMullen Rd. were a car had went on to his lawn.  Nick feels that the most logical reason the accident happened was because the road is so narrow.  Sometimes trucks have to drive right up the middle of the road and cars have nowhere else to go. Nick asked if signs could be put up to slow down traffic. Craig said that he would draft a letter to NYS DOT requesting a reduced speed on McMullen as well as Mormon Hollow Road.
  2. Steve Tiska wanted to thank the person from the Highway crew that has been mowing roadsides.  He said they look great.
  3. John Palushaj from Lake Cecil road asked for his road to be stone & oiled. It was explained to Mr Palushaj that there are not enough funds to do his road now or in the near future. Craig said that very few people live on that road and that the road has always been dirt.  There are several other Town Roads that need repairs that are higher on the priority list.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Mowing Roadsides
  2. Cleaning out, organizing and painting the shop with the Town youth program workers
  3. Shouldered Church Street
  4. Ditched Foster Road and started on Parker Hollow. Paved Wilcox Road with assistance from Trout Creek and Sidney
  5. Assisted Trout Creek and Sidney with their paving projects
  6. Found a new source for mower parts with a savings of $20.30 per cutter set, with 80 cutter set equals a total savings of $1624.00
  7. Recommended truck #5 (2003 International) to be sandblasted and painted by Waynes of Yorkville.

 

Discussion took place on the sand blasting.  The cost would be $6100.00, which was slightly more than projected; however, the Board felt the preventative maintenance was worth the investment. 

Motion by George Denys to go with Waynes to do sand blasting and a paint job for a total estimation of $6100.00 on Truck #5, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig said that the Town Attorney has been working on the 4 problem properties and that 1 has been resolved and that the other 3 are being worked on and are showing progress.

 

NEW BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig has received notice that the Teamsters contract is up for renewal and requested the initiation of negotiations so the Town can formulate the budget as needed.  Craig stated he hoped the employees are not looking for much with the economy being what it is and the Town needing to embark on renovating the Town Hall.  Craig said shared sacrifice is needed by all.
  2. Craig gave the Board the following dates for the 2011 budget.
    1. 9/1 Department heads will have their work sheets
    2. 9/20 work sheets need to be in to Supervisor
    3. 9/30 Tentative Budget filed with Town Clerk
    4. 10/5 Town Clerk sends tentative budget to Board
    5. 10/20 Budget workshop and discussion of budget
    6. 11/3 Public Hearing at 7:30 p.m. w/ meeting to follow
    7. 11/20 Budget must be filed w/ County

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO report.
  2. Kathy said George, Mike and Ward Mack all met at the Town Hall to find the marker pins and conduct the survey for the Town Hall project.  The Town is now able to begin the project.  The survey was completed with a great savings to the Town due to the in-kind services provided by Board members in assisting the surveyor. This resulting in the Town paying for only one surveyor and not the assistants. 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said that County Rt. 20 is being worked and should be completed as promised.
  2. Craig reported that US Representative Kirsten Gillibrand will be at the Delaware County office Building from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to talk or answer any questions on S.S, veterans, Department of Labor or Internal Revenue Service concerns.
  3. Craig said he had Delaware County fair flyers on the table for anyone who wanted one and ask for all to support the fair as it is great economic generator for Delaware County.
  4. Craig reported that the Town has once again come in at 100% equalization rate without a revaluation.  This is great news as the Town will continue to receive additional State Aid in the upcoming year for maintaining 100% equalization.
  5. Craig reported he received a letter from the District Attorney’s Office indicating the appointment of Town Attorney, Frank Wood, as a special ADA for prosecution of civil matters for the Town.  Craig was upset about this and equated it as an unfunded mandate being passed down from the County to the Towns.  Craig will voice his displeasure at the County level. 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS.

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Town Supervisor to contact the President of the Local Teamster’s Union to initiate labor negotiations with the Town Highway employees in accordance with NYS Labor Law and Union Contract. Negotiations shall be made between the Union Shop Steward, Union President, Town Supervisor and Highway Committee. So move by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to advertise bids for fuel oil for the 2010-2011 heating season for the Town as well as Masonville Fire District. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Town Supervisor to renew the service contract with the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society for canine boarding services for stray and/or seized dogs in accordance with the existing contract. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Board go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 8:10 p.m. for possible litigation and contractual matters. So move by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to out of executive and back into regular meeting at 8:35 p.m., seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

138. Heart of the Catskills                                                                         40.00

139. Larson Engineering 1375.00

140. Time Warner Cable          224.75

141. NYSEG 204.00

142. Frontier 86.96

143. Frontier                                                                                              87.30

144. Laurie Burpoe 19.06

145. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                   80.00

146. Laurie Burpoe 455.00

147. Time Warner Cable 224.75

148. Sanico Inc. 74.80

149. The Water Bottle 48.00

150. Jess F. Howes                                                                                  196.10

151. Craig DuMond 62.63

152. Joe Reynolds                          229.27

153. Kortright Creek Financial Service 777.33

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                                                                                                               4,184.95

 

HIGHWAY:

124. Axtell & Bradtke 96.00

125. Federal Property assistance 600.00

126. Brain Backas 45.00

127. Five Star Equipment                        230.00

128. D&D of Walton Inc. 88.35

129. Zee Medical 77.95

130. Stadium International Trucks 66.09

131. Mantage Ent. Inc. 788.90

132. Salsco Inc                             278.86

133. Fastenal Co. 63.26

134. Anderson Equipement 5660.00

135. Mirabito Fuel Group 2057.62

136. Fleet Pride 591.96

137. Scoville-Meno                                                                                  60.95

138. G&L Auto 149.59

139. Cook Brothers 32.00

140. Pioneer Glass Co. 475.00

141. Suit-Kote Corp 4465.94

142. Suit-Kote Corp                                                                          22,616.18

143. Tractor Supply Credit 206.94

144. E&R Popes Excavating LLC 1263.00

145. Carver Sand & Gravel 13,413.87

146. Carver Sand & Gravel 7970.14

                                    _____________

67,811.29

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40 P.M.

 

 

 

_____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK July 7, 2010

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: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Betty Scott, Kathy Ryan

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Steve Tiska, Donna Vandermark, Nick Genovese,

Bob Basile, Melissa Thomas, Doug Earl, Mr & Mrs Kelly

 

MINUTES:

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

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Andrew Kelly said that he owns a farm on CR#20 that borders an old abandoned road and asked what he needed do to take over the road. Craig said he would talk to Wayne Reynolds and put him in touch with Mr. Kelly. 
  2. Doug Earl asked about the old Mason Inn and if that would be a possibility for use of the Town. Craig said it is in real bad shape, the building is condemned and the owners are asking a relatively high price for the property. 
  3. Steve Tiska suggested that the Town hire someone to perform an ADA compliance check regarding Town buildings and Church. He gave Craig info to read.
  4. Nick Genovese asked about County Rt 20 and if it was still going to be worked on. Craig said that Wayne Reynolds said that 1 solid mile would be worked on and maybe more.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Ditched and shouldered Wilcox Rd and Roof Rd.
  2. Shouldered Cummings Rd.
  3. Installed driveway pipes on Steam Mill and Roof Rd.
  4. Patching potholes
  5. Mowing Roadsides
  6. Graveled the hill on Cummings Rd.
  7. Finished the grater patching on Cummings Rd.
  8. Started to ditch Olmstead Rd.
  9. Received waste oil donations totaling 1500 gallons.
  10. Had Mirabitos move a storage trailer for us from Oneida for a charge of only $5.00
  11. Ordered stone for Wilcox Rd project, all of the order has arrived.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig reported that one property is in court right now and that the Town is moving forward.  The Town will continue to address violations.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

None

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig read the CEO report.
  2. Mike Spaccaforno said that the Town Hall prints have been stamped and are in the hands of the CEO Joe Reynolds and everything is good to go.

 

 

RESOLUTIONS.

Resolution # 19-Standard Work Day and Reporting. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that the Town received $443.22 for scrap metal from clean up days.
  2. Craig received a letter that the CHIPS money is coming in the amount of $89,106.01.
  3. Craig said he has heard many complaints about the Town’s Flags on 4th of July weekend being wrapped around poles, with some being down.   The Town responded and fixed the flags as soon as possible.  The Town is looking into what they can do to help this problem.  Replacement flags will probably be needed in the spring.  Craig will investigate different/better designs.
  4. Craig spoke on the State budget and how bad and late it is.  Localities and school districts are being saddled with the ineptness from the State Legislature.  Craig reported he will continue to fight the ridiculous State mandates on the County level and try and get his colleagues to join him. 

 

Motion by Kathy Ryan to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

117. Village of Sidney 2500.00

118. Masonville Postmaster 40.00

119. The Walton Reporter                                                                             8.30

120. NYSEG 204.00

121. NYS Teamsters Health Fund 2968.75

122. Office of the State Comptroller 3498.00

123. Frontier 88.39

124. NYS Teamsters Health Fund                                                            2324.39

125. NYSEG 320.12

126. Quill                       73.98

127. NYS Town Clerks Assoc. 50.00

128. Solid Waste Division 275.00

129. Jess F. Howes                                                                                      329.11

130. Craig DuMond 56.00

131. Sidney House of Flowers                                                                    100.00

132. Laurie Burpoe 470.00

133. Laurie Burpoe     62.29

134. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

135. Larson Engineering 3355.00

136. Joe Reynolds                                                                                     386.04

137.  Meg Hungerford 733.33

                                  ____________

14,983.63

 

HIGHWAY:

100. Beerstom Stone Product               5057.00

101. Hillside Signs & Designs 82.00

102. Lawson Products 206.83

103. Ben Funk Inc                                                                              165.75

104. Federal Property Assistance 400.00

105. Parts Plus                                     23.88

106. Catskill Tractor 361.66

107. Wal-Mart  27.81

108. Thering Sales & Service 180.00

109. Tepco 10.00

110. Kimball Midwest                                                                               108.98

111. Tarco Steel Inc 347.30

112. Mirabitos                                  5303.92  

113. Federal Property Assistance 600.00   

114. E&R Popes Excavating 1071.00    

115. John F. Winn 344.43

116.Stadium Int.Trucks 307.92

117. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                 491.82

118. Suit Kote Corp 2695.49

119. Suit Kote Corp                  5776.85

120. Cook Brothers Truck 148.05

121. Fleet Pride 198.68

122. Fastenal                                                                                             134.45

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                                                                                                             24,072.70

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 8:03 p.m. for possible litigation and contract negotiations, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Mike Spacaforno to go back into regular meeting at 8:20 p.m., seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Craig DuMond to retain Ward Mack for professional survey services relative to the Town Hall Expansion Project, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Meeting adjourned at 8:23 p.m.

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

                                         

 

 

                                          

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK June 2, 2010

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Joe Reynolds, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Beverly Pecoraro, Harold & Ann Scott, Keith &

Collen Scott, Ernst Keidel, Bob Basile, Melissa Thomas, Lou Girvillo

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Patching potholes
  2. Mowing brush
  3. Finished ditching on Cummings Road
  4. Changed Culverts on Cummings Road and Randall Hill
  5. Started to garden patch on Cummings Road
  6. Clean-up days- filled 4-30 yard containers, 1- tire container, 1- metal container, junk the same, metal –half, about one third from 2009 clean-up days less
  7. Community service worker did mow cemeteries and help chip brush and helped with clean-up days.

Chuck asked about banking stone for Wilcox road. Craig said based on the State budget he does not want to count of CHIPS money, however, if it does arrive by the end of the year we can purchase stone for next year.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the Town clean-up policy and that the 1-year warning period is rapidly approaching and ending on June 30th.  Beginning July 1st enforcement will begin. Kathy further stated that if people have complaints they need to report them to Joe or the Board.

 

NEW BUSINESS: None

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Mike Spaccaforno said that the plans for the Town Hall have been corrected and sent back to the engineer to be stamped and should be back to the Town within a week.
  2. George Denys spoke to the Board about getting Neal’s Truck sand blasted and painted. The Board discussed and made the following motion.

Motion by George Denys to authorize Chuck Smith to get three quotes to sand blast and paint Neal’s truck for $4500.00 or less taking the lowest bidder, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

  1. George read the CEO report
  2. Craig spoke on getting the surplus truck painted either by the guys or check with BOCES.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution # 18- Anniversary- Scott family Dairy Farm.

So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

Craig honored and Gave Harold and Ann a framed certificate of this resolution.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said there are some things being said in an email by the Town of Sidney’s Supervisor and said that in no way does this reflect the attitude of the County Board of Supervisors.
  2. Craig reported that the County had the opportunity to a grant for enforcement of underage drinking; however, the grant was turned down as some did not want store owners “picked on”.  Craig reported he thought this was awful as Delaware County has a significant underage drinking problem.  This money could have been used to defer taxpayer money already being used by the Sheriff for these purposes, now the taxpayers will foot the entire bill.
  3. Craig spoke on the unfunded State mandated transportation for special needs persons and reported the County should be able to do this for a lot less than 600k per year.  Craig said he voted against this resolution not because of the special needs children, but because of the ‘system’ and unfunded State mandates that are crippling the County.  The resolution passed.
  4. Craig spoke on the resolution for work place violence prevention program which included no fire arms on County property.  Craig reported he felt the resolution was a violation of the 2nd amendment of the US Constitution.  The resolution was passed.
  5. Craig reported that Oquaga State park is now open
  6. Craig received a letter from Delaware County Fair Board stating that names form the people and organizations who donated money for the new barn will be placed on a board in the building.
  7. Craig said that the truck was sold for $1,100 from last month’s meeting.
  8. Craig said the Town received and check from the insurance company for $3583.87 for the plowing accident and that they still owe $1,000.  The insurance company is haggling. 
  9. Craig said that regulations of no gas drilling within 5 miles from the NY city reservoir will essential kill all gas extraction for Delaware County. Craig reported NYC is crippling upstate and feels their overall desire is to make it so expensive we will no longer be able to live her in Delaware County.  NYC doesn’t want gas drill because it will give upstate and huge economic boon. 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 8:20 P.M. for possible litigation and contractual, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to come out of executive session and back into regular meeting at 8:47 P.M., seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

96. Tri Town News 9.60

97. The Walton Reporter  14.62

98. The Walton Reporter 67.15

99. Robert O. Mable 16,840.63

100. Selective 2228.17

101. Time Warner Cable 224.78

102. NYSEG 204.00

103. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

104. Time Warner Cable 224.75

105. Laurie Burpoe 385.00

106. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

107. Solid Waste Division 60.00

108. Edison Computers WC 235.20

109. Don Snow Trucking 2035.75

110. Oliver Sales & Service                                                                                        527.88

111. Federal Property Assistance 500.00

112. Michelle Ellis                                                                                                      150.00

113. L aura Denys 150.00

114. Babara Arnott                                                                150.00

115. Joe Reynolds 326.23

116. Larson Engineering                                                        770.00

____________

                                                                    25,917.09

HIGHWAY:

84. Federal Property Assistance 150.00

85. Advance Auto Parts                                                                                               90.43

86. McCarthy Tire Service 210.00

87. John F. Winn                                                         32.68

88. Zee Medical Inc. 79.90

89. Horton Ace Hardware                                                                                          18.98

90. Tractor Supply 218.91

91. Olivers Sales & Service                                 294.85

92. Federal Property Assistance 400.00

93. Mirabitos                     1524.05

94. Stadium International 676.26

95. Cook Brothers Truck Parts      44.44

96. Haun Welding Supply 8.10

97. Scoville Meno 303.75

98. G & L Auto 84.06

99. Fleet Pride 52.90

                                                                                                                      _____________

 4,189.31

 

 

Meeting was adjourned at 8:48 P.M.

 

 

 

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

     

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK MAY 5, 2010

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: Craig DuMond

Councilman: George Denys, Betty Scott, Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Ernst Keidel, Bob Basile, Keith Scott, Tom Cardi, Mr & Mrs Frost, Lee Losak, Doug Earl

 

MINUTES:

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese spoke on the new Town Hall addition.  He stated he understands that it is very much needed, however, questioned how the project will be paid for.  Craig reported that approximately 75k will come from reserve funds and the remainder will be bonded for 18 years.  Craig also has had an indication we may be receiving member item money from Senator Bonacic for the project.  This will also be used to off-set the bond.  The initial year of the bond (as is) will have a 4% impact (approx. $30.00 per hundred thousand assessed value) on the budget, however, Craig stated he plans on using unexpended reserves from this year’s budget to off-set the impact, hopefully to keep the budget flat. Nick Genovese asked if there would be higher operating cost to run the addition. Craig said that due to utilizing the existing heating system and energy upgrade improvements; operational costs are estimated to remain nearly the same as the current Town Hall.
  2. Nick asked if with the Highway crew doing some of the work would this take them away from doing roadwork. Craig reported his approached the Highway Superintendent early in the planning phase and he indicated the men will be able to assist in work on days roads cannot be worked.  Craig reported this will save the taxpayers tens of thousands of dollars. Craig also said that if the State holds back the annual CHIPs (Consolidated Highway Improvement Program) money as threatened there will not be a lot of roadwork to perform.
  3. Lee Losak asked if the Town could build a turn around on Shears Road so they can get mail delivered locally. Discussion was held on this. Chuck will look at road see what can be done through the landowners and determine what the cost to the Town would be.
  4. Steve Tiska pointed out the Walton Reporter made a mistake in the ad on the cost of the building. Craig replied the typo was obvious and most persons with common sense would understand the ad.
  5. Steve Tiska spoke on the new Town Hall and Pole Barn and is unsure that the monies have been properly spent due to certain procedural issues.  Craig assured Steve that the Town has a lawyer and a professional bookkeeper and trusts that they are doing the right thing.  Craig stated that he doesn’t need to be lectured about State procedures concerning the appropriation of taxpayer money as the State is currently 9 billion dollars in the red.  Masonville has never been in the red, maybe the State could take some lessons from us. 
  6. Jeri Brayman spoke on the new building and asked about parking and how the driveway will divert water. Chuck said the project plans include water diversion as well as for a parking area for the Town Hall.  If the parking lot gets too busy people will have to park further away from the building. 
  7. Jeri Brayman asked about getting a reduced speed limit posted on her road. She reported the road has a lot of potholes and people travel way too fast on the road and someone is going to get hurt. Craig said the Town has no authority on speed limits and that only the NYS DOT can impose speed limits.Chuck said they plan on fixing the potholes. Jeri said that one of the main speeders on that road is a DEC Truck. Craig said to contact the DEC on this and that other violators can be reported to the Sheriff or State Police.
  8. Colon Frost asked that Chuck look at the culvert falling in on his road after the crew cut brush.  Chuck will check into this. 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Filling potholes
  2. Mounting summer tires on trucks
  3. Sweeping Roads
  4. Hauling sand to the stockpile
  5. Changed rear spring in truck #5
  6. Attended annual safety School put on by Dept. of Labor
  7. Ditching Cummings Road
  8. Painted the Chevy pick-up that was bought at Federal Surplus
  9. Chuck asked to have Dorny Haskins to be appointed as a part timer

 

Motion by George Denys to appoint Dorny Haskins as a part timer for the Highway Crew, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried,

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the bonding resolution for tonight’s meeting and said if passed the work can begin on the building.
  2. Craig reminded everyone that Masonville cleanup days are May 14th & 15th.
  3. Craig open the Truck bids.

John Shelton-$1100.00

Marty Built Inc.-$565.75

Doug Earl-$900.00

    

   Motion by George Denys to accept the bid from John Shelton for $1100.00 for the old truck, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig reported that the Town of Masonville will hold a rabies clinic on July 9th at the Masonville Fire Hall from 4:00 till 6:00 P.M.
  2. Craig spoke on the Sidney Schools Budget and said that right now there is a 1.8% increase and that they intend to lay off 10 to 11 more teachers.
  3. Craig gave the Board a letter from the Delaware County Fair asking for a donation to help rebuild the 4 H Barn. Craig said that the County donated $5000.00.  The Fair is now asking each of the 19 Towns in the County to donate $500.00.  Governments can donate to organizations to promote economic development and/or tourism.  Craig stated that the County fair is the single largest source of tourism and one shot economic development each and every year.  Craig also stated in these days and times when kids are more interested in the internet, texting, computer games and wearing baggy clothes how can we not support a program with strong, traditional values rooted in our rich agricultural heritage.  The Board approved of this donation.
  4. Craig said that he received a letter from the Delaware County Stream Corridor Management Program requesting that we appoint 2 PAC representatives. Craig recommended that Chuck Smith and Gordy Finch as points of contact for the PAC. The Board approved.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of April.
  2. George reminded the Board that a letter went out to every taxpayer in Masonville last July giving them a year to clean up their homes.  The year is now almost up. Craig asked to Clerk to put an ad in the paper a.s.a.p. to remind property owners of the law as well as the upcoming cleanup days.
  3. Mike reported the engineer made some minor changes to the plans to design of the new Town Hall.  We should have the updated plans shortly.

 

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #17- Authorizing the Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Town Hall. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Resolution attached.

 

Motions:

Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Board appoint Chuck Smith and Gordy Finch to be point of contacts for the PAC for the Stream Corridor Management Program, so moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the donation of $500.00 to the Delaware County Fair in Walton to help in the building of a new horse barn. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig spoke on 1st Mortgage tax check received for the year.  It is about half of what we budgeted so we are on track for anticipated revenues.
  2. Craig said spoke on pending agriculture district change and said if a property owner received a letter recently that their parcel is being removed from the Ag District due to non-Ag use and the property is actually still being used for Ag purposes to contacted him immediately and he can have this changed. 
  3. Craig said the Town received another check for snow plowing for $12,857.00 and said the Town is in very good shape regarding anticipated revenue for this purpose.  Craig said a letter was received from Ag and Markets that they did an inspection on the Town of Masonville Dog Control activities and the town passed everything.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL:

71. Quill corp. 49.99

72. Kortright Creek Financial 733.33

73. NYSEG 204.00

74. NYSEG                                                                                                          449.94

75. Frontier 87.08

76. Tri Town News                                                                                                11.57

77. Tri Town News 13.50

78. Quill Corp.                                             31.99

79. Ted Tiska 55.95

80. Walton Reporter                                   5.60

81. Laurie Burpoe 81.47

82. Laurie Burpoe                      80.00

83. Laurie Burpoe 430.00

84. Judy Jackson          42.00

85. Walton Reporter 7.51

86. Time Warner 244.75

87. Kortright Creek Financial 777.33

88. Time Warner 224.75

89. Gettysburg Flag 300.00

90. NYSEG 155.91

91. Frontier                                                                                                            86.25

92. Joe Reynolds 138.37   

93. Laing Trucking                                                                                                 33.00

94. Chuck Smith 764.97

95. Del. County Fair                                                                                             500.00

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                                                                          5,489.26   

 

HIGHWAY:

57. R.L. Armstrong 250.60

58. McDowell                                                                                                         29.98

59. Federal Property Assistance 175.00

60. Brian Backus                                                                                                   399.21

61. Warrens Excavating 275.00

62. Parts Plus                                                   163.26

63. Suit Kote 1486.23  

64. Five Star Equipment                                                                                        594.53

65. Tallmadge Tire 711.50

66. Certified Laboratories                            139.00

67. Babcock Supply 578.00

68. Federal Property Assistance      200.00

69. Otsego Iron & Metal 7060.68

70. Chuck Smith 113.53

71. Otsego Iron & Metal 569.40

72. Haun Welding Supply 42.90

73. Tepco                                                                                            10.00

74. Federal Property Assistance 150.00 

75. Cook Brothers Truck Parts                                                                            424.39  

76. Jess F. Howes 50.82

77. J.C. Smith Inc.                                                                                                783.84

78. G & L Auto 293.40 

79. McCarthy Tire Service                                                                                1082.00  

80. Federal Property Assistance 475.00 

81. Dags Auto Parts                  140.81

82. Fleet Pride 1960.84

83. E & R Popes Excavating 2394.00

____________

 20,553.92

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:45 P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                  April 7, 2010

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott, Mike Spacaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt: Chuck Smith

 

ALSO: Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Kathy Kolopchin, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Dick June, Bob Basile, Melissa Thomas, Nick Genovese

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spacaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Karl Ayres from Troop 99 in Sidney spoke on working on the Pioneer Cemetery to earn his Eagle Scout Badge. Karl said he plans to straighten and repair the fence surrounding the cemetery as the project.  Karl hopes to have the project completed by August. Craig & the Board gave congrats to Karl, gave him permission to complete the project and thanked him for choosing the Town of Masonville.

Motion by George Denys to authorize Karl Ayres to work on the Pioneer Cemetery as part of his Eagle Scout project, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. Steve Tiska asked where the Town was getting the money from to complete all the work pertaining to the pole barn and Town Hall expansion project.  He said the Town Hall and building reserve fund was established a long time ago, has learned nothing about what the projects involve and wants to know “where the money is going”.  Craig replied he objected to Steve’s statement, saying both projects, in their entirety, have been thoroughly discussed at open Town Board meetings.  Craig told Steve he knows exactly what the pole barn cost as Steve was provided documentation per his request containing all the numbers.  Craig said he took exception to Steve calling his, as well as the Board’s integrity into question.  Craig stated he cannot fathom why Steve continues to do things to cause the Town problems and then turn around and complain about how the problems are solved.  Craig stated he will do whatever possible to protect the Town’s taxpayers and complete these projects, some of which are a result of Steve’s complaints, the absolute cheapest way possible.  Craig refuses to hire independent contractors at prevailing wage rates when Town employees can do the same work as in-kind work, saving the taxpayers thousands.  Craig, however, as a final way to address Steve’s concerns reported “as reported numerous times before, funds for the pole barn project were derived from the building reserve fund.  The Town Hall project will consist of the remaining funds from the reserve fund (approximately 75k) as well as a bonding of $250,000 which includes finishing and furnishing the interior.  Craig says this is very conservative and needs enough wiggle room to properly complete the project.  Craig is also hopeful additional member item funds from Senator Bonacic will be awarded, which will also drive the project down. Craig stated any leftover funds will be rolled back into the bond to reduce the amount barrowed and lower subsequent payments.  Craig and the Board all agreed the project must be completed.  The Town Hall is not ADA compliant, which include the voting (polling) place; the court is completely out of compliance regarding necessary security requirements.  This could result in the Town Court being abolished, losing our local control and home rule over court functions.  Most importantly the Town would stand to lose approximately 25k per year in revenue from the court, which in this year’s budget would reflect a 6% tax increase.  The Town has been holding Town Board meetings at the Church due to the ADA issues and cannot continue to take advantage of the Church’s generosity indefinitely. Additionally, the Fire Department also has a host of ADA compliance issues as well and, with the completion of the Town Hall update, the Fire Dept. will be able to hold meetings at the Town Hall, alleviating their issues. Craig stated he and the Board are the last ones that want to spend this type of money, however, the Town is in a difficult spot and failure to act will only make things worse. The Town must take care of itself or face an uncertain future and risk possible erosion of Home Rule by the State.  Craig then told Steve whatever action is legally required relative to the Town Hall expansion project will take place, affording transparency and public input through every step of the process.

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Attended annual hearing test with the D.P.W. in Delhi
  2. Rebuilt our cut off saw
  3. Preparing Chevy truck to paint
  4. Hauled sand to stock pile
  5. Getting trucks ready for summer, taking wings off
  6. Sweeping roads
  7. Changed a collapsed pipe on Steam Mill
  8. Installed new rear tires on the Ford Tractor
  9. Attended the State mandated violence at workplace class
  10. Preparing equipment for summer
  11. Servicing Fire Department Trucks

Chuck reported that he has had some correspondence with an insurance company representing a driver that was involved with a collision with one of the Town trucks. Chuck stated the owner’s insurance company is trying putting the blame of the accident on the Hwy. Truck.  The accident investigation conducted by the NYSP put the driver of the car at fault.  The Town’s insurance company is handling the matter to ensure the driver’s insurance company covers damages to the Town truck. 

 

OLD BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig gave the board an update on the Town Hall project. Craig said the Town is looking at $250,000 for 18 years at about a 5% interest rate. The initial impact on the tax levy for 2011 will be approximately 4% for the project.  The initial year will be the most difficult as this will require a new expenditure line, however, once in the budget the line will remain flat.  The Town also has approximately $75,000 in the reserve building fund that will be used subject to a permissive referendum.

 

 

NEW BUSSINESS:

  1. Craig said the Town has made out well with snow plowing on County roads and at this time the Town is $3,500 short of the anticipated revenue contained in the budget but should gain that and then some during the months of October-December.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George spoke on Truck # 7 and should be surplused and asked if the Town wanted to bid 1st or try auction.

Motion by George Denys to put Truck # 7 up for bid for next month’s meeting and if Board rejects all bids then to put it in the auction, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. George asked the Board about clean up days and asked for a date to set.

Motion by George Denys to set Masonville clean up days for May 14th & 15thsame as last year’s ad, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

  1. George read the CEO report for the month of March.
  2. Mike Spaccaforno spoke on the Town Hall project and said that the plans should have an engineering stamp on them next week.  The plans will then be sent to the CEO for final approval. Mike asked that maybe the Highway crew can get started on some of the ground work if possible.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

#16- AUTHORIZATIONS TO EXPEND BUILDING RESERVE FUNDS. So move by Kathy Ryan, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to immediately place a Legal Advertisement in the Town’s Official Newspaper containing the following:** Legal Ad** Notice is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of Masonville, Delaware County, New York at a regular meeting thereof held on April 7, 2010 duly adopted pursuant to section 6-c of the General Municipal Law, a resolution subject to permissive referendum, the proposed of which is to expend Building Reserve funds, in an amount not to exceed $105,000, to pay a portion of the cost of the pole barn and Town Hall building projects. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Town Attorney to proceed with a bonding process for an amount not to exceed $250,000 for the Town Hall Expansion Project; said bonding process to be completed in accordance with NYS Law and Comptrollers regulations. So moved by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig gave everyone a reminder to get the State mandated 3 month retirement reporting requirement completed and given to the Town Clerk.
  2. Craig spoke on the County and radio issues. Craig said that the County is partnering with 2 different phone companies to receive a federal broadband grant through stimulus funding.  The county’s share of the project will end up being less than 1 million dollars which can be satisfied through in-kind services performed by County personnel.  This should result in the project having a zero impact of the budget, which is excellent news as the Federally mandated project started at 25 million.
  3. Craig said that at the County level he voted against 2 resolutions that were passed, 1 being a Countywide assessment program that in Craig’s opinion would be the beginning of doing away with local tax assessors.  Craig stated again, this is another attempt at removing Home Rule from local governments. The other resolution involved a comprehensive study at public transportation in the County.  Craig stated even though he agrees that efficiency can be realized through shared service transportation agreements with various County agencies, he also felt this study would move the County in the direction of creating a County-wide transportation program.  Craig feels that the government is already making people too dependent of government services at this would just further this cause.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

63. Quill Corp. 39.94

64. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works                                                                  96.00

65. Joe Reynolds 127.92

66. George Denys                                 156.20

67. Axtells & Bradtke Lumber 14.05

68. Laurie Burpoe    7.03

69. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

70. Laurie Burpoe 525.00

                                                                                                                  __________

1,046.14

 

 

HIGHWAY:

34. Mirabitos 6004.34

35. Federal Property Assistance 50.00

36. Federal Property Assistance                                                                    125.00

37. Certified Laboratories 139.00

38. Kimball Midwest                       82.47

39. Charles Smith 9.85

40. Olivers Sales & Services 436.40

41. R.L. Armstrong 1232.81

42. Parts Plus 941.89

43. Federal Property Assistance 150.00

44. Dags Auto Parts 255.53

45. Truck Body Specialists                                                                             29.36

46. Lawson Products Inc 584.31

47. Fleetpride      214.00

48. York Modern Corp. 486.28

49. McCarthy Tire Service 909.00

50. John F. Winn                                                                               559.52

51. Vantage Equipment 219.52

52. Sidney Tire                                                 80.00

53. Gand L. Auto Supply 1150.24

54. E&R Popes Excavating     1717.00

55. Tallmadge Tire 992.68

56. Fastenal Co. 910.45

                                                                                                              _____________

17,279.65

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

___________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

State of New York March 3, 2010

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.

Purpose of said Hearing is the renewal of the Time Warner Franchise Agreement.

 

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Nick Genovese, Mr & Mrs Pigford, Melissa Thomas, Laurie Burpoe, Judy Jackson, Linnea Wilson

 

No comments were made.

 

The Public Hearing was closed at 7:31 P.M.

 

The Public Hearing of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:35 P.M.

Purpose of said Hearing is the Proposed Adoption of the West Branch River Stream Corridor Management Plan.

 

Steve Tiska asked how this affects the Town. Craig replied this program is helpful to the Highway Department, especially during flooding situations.  The program opens the Town up for additional highway grants and well as technical advice and support, free of charge. 

The Public Hearing was closed at 7:40 P.M.

 

 

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:41 P.M.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Frank Wood explained to Board what is going on with the problem properties. Frank suggested to the sell the problem property near the intersection of SR#206 and Ivanhoe Road as abatement issues have been handled and the property is clear.  1. Frank said the property owned by Clifton and Barbara Foster may get deeded to the Town.  Frank asked for a petition against Barbara Foster regarding another property to be signed by the Board. The Board agreed and signed the document.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked if County Rt. 20 was still in the works to get work this spring. Craig reported he is staying on top of this with Wayne Reynolds and that Wayne has assured him that the mile scheduled for last year will be completed this year.  It is also hopeful an additional ½ mile may be completed as well.
  2. Ernst Keidel said that he changed his cell phone company to T-Mobile and it works in Masonville.
  3. Ernst Keidel said that he is bringing the message board back up on the website but there will be some protections regarding offensive postings and the ability to ban a person from the message board, if needed.
  4. Steve Tiska asked Chuck about the log trucks on Pine Hill because the road is starting to get soft.  Chuck said that if the road starts looking bad to let him know and he will shut down until the road hardens.
  5. Linnea Wilson said that with the 6 yr. annual reassessment plan things are looking ok but may be difficult in the future if the State freezes taxes on State-owned land.  Linnea also will begin the property re-inventory this Summer.  We are hopeful this will result in very positive results for the tax base.
  6.  Judy asked Chuck if the sinkhole on Steam Mill would be fixed. Chuck said he will put sand in it until it settles out.
  7. Jeri Brayman thanked George for riding with the men while plowing.  She feels this experience gave him the knowledge of knowing what the crew go through in plowing the roads.  George said it was learning experience and feels everyone should take the opportunity. 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and Sanding as needed
  2. Hauled sand  to our stock pile
  3. Installed roof and siding on Pole Barn
  4. Installed brand new (from Federal Surplus) oil pumps on our bulk oil tanks
  5. Ordered grader tires at 2009 pricing, savings of about $300
  6. Truck #4 was involved in an accident (not the fault of the Town truck driver) with a car on 2/4/10.  No injuries.  There was $4500 damage to our Truck and $11,000 to the car. Waiting for insurance Check.
  7. Kept busy with storm of the 25th thru 26th
  8. The Town should be thinking about replacing the 1988 Mack, the frame has considerable rust damage
  9. Faxed storm estimate to Delaware County Emergency Services in the amount of $26,750. There is no guarantee for FEMA declaration but has been sent.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

  1. Craig thanked the men for the great job they did on finishing up the pole barn. Craig said it’s nice to finally see all the Towns equipment under cover and not sitting out in the weather.
  2. Craig thanked George for going out with the men plowing and also for going with Chuck to Virginia to pick up a FEMA trailer. The trailer will be used for the assessor during the construction of Town Hall and will be sold after that.
  3. Craig reported that going through the USDA is proving to not be in the best interest of the Town.  Almost all of the 50k grant would be used for unneeded architectural fees as required by USDA.  The rest of the program would not be worth the federal regulations associated with the program and the government’s unneeded involvement in our Town for many years.  Craig reported the Town should look at a traditional bonding program for the Town Hall expansion project.  Mike said that he is still working on some member item allocations from our State representatives. 
  4. Craig said that the Town Justice is also looking into grants regarding the reconstruction of the Court Room.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig recommended listing the property on Ivanhoe & 206 for sale.
  2. Craig said that a Town resident challenged the recent new FEMA flood maps and won. Craig said that anyone else that wishes to challenge this has until March 23rd to do so.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George said that he went with each driver snow plowing and said he now knows what the men go through.  George said he has even a greater respect for the work they do.
  2. George said that Chuck got a great deal on the FEMA trailer for $500.  This can be re-sold after 18 months (or when the Town no longer needs it) at a significant profit for the Town. Chuck also got on a bunch of new name-brand tools. (Great Job Chuck).
  3. George recommended that Chuck get a new computer. The Board agreed but to first check with the County for County bid prices. 
  4. Craig told Chuck to start looking around to replace the 88 Mack.  The Town should be looking at purchasing a used truck in good shape versus a new truck at 3 times the cost.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

#13- In Opposition to Senate Bill S.2247-B & Assembly Bill A.1867-A; An Act to Amend NYS Labor Law, Requiring Collective Bargaining, Overtime, Unemployment And Disability Benefits For Farm Employees. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

#14- Opposing Various Proposed Anti-Gun Owners Legislation In New York State. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

#15- In Opposition of the Proposed Closure of Oquaga Creek State Park. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

#16- Adoption of the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

#17- Memorandum of Understanding for the Implementation of the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

RECOMMENDEND MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board renew the Franchise agreement between the Town of Masonville and Time Warner Television. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the Town Supervisor to proceed with initiating a traditional bonding program regarding the proposed Town Hall expansion project, final figures to be reviewed and approved by the Town Board. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board authorize the sale of the Towns newly acquired property and also the former Insigna property near the intersection of Ivanhoe & 206. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

SUPERVISOR REPORT:

  1. Craig said he went to the gas drilling meeting presented by Mayor Tillman of DISH Texas.  Craig stated his problems and the perceived problems in NY are not even close with one another.  In Texas the problem involved compressor stations and air quality.  Remarkably, even though Texas allows the used fracking fluid to be re-injected and disposed of in the ground they have had no known water contamination. Craig believes the NYS DEC can adequately regulate the gas drilling.  He feels the Town should pass a bonding ordinance regarding infrastructure damage for gas-drilling industries and leave it at that. 
  2. Craig spoke on the new radio system and said that Delhi and Margaretville telephone companies are looking at installing a fiber optic cable which aid the County considerably in running their lines to the Towers.  There will be a broadband grant that will partner with the phone companies.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

44. The Walton Reporter 4.74

45. The Walton Reporter                                                                                        3.56

46. The Walton Reporter 3.95

47. Kortright Creek Financial                              733.33

48. Frontier 87.24

49. NYSEG                      634.84

50. Quill Corp 84.48

51. Frontier                 22.35

52. Mirabitos 178.66

53. Jess F. Howes     197.88

54. John Haddad 750.00

55. Laing Trucking 31.50

56. The Water Bottle 20.00

57. Fastenal 62.40

58. Federal Property Assistance 500.00

59. Craig DuMond 17.60

60. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                  80.00

61. Laurie Burpoe 485.00

62. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                                  26.40

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                                                                 3,923.93

 

HIGHWAY:

18. Federal Property Assistance 400.00

19. G&L Auto                                                       73.78

20. Haun Welding Supply 8.85

21. Dennis Martindale                              126.05

22. Waynes Welding 405.48

23. John F. Winn        1036.67

24. Federal Property assistance 100.00

25. E & R Popes excavating 315.00

26. NYS Assoc. Town of Highway 150.00

27. FleetPride 123.96

28. Armstrong Fasteners                                                                                     102.46

29. R.L. Armstrong Auto 539.25

30. Federal property assistance                                                                          325.00

31. Mirabito 1050.00

32. Mirabito                           910.75

33. Tallmadge Tire 3906.00

              ___________

9,573.25

 

 

The meeting was closed at 8:45 P.M.

 

 

 

______________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK February 3, 2010

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: Kathy Ryan

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: George Denys, Mike Spaccaforno, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC: Steve Tiska, Dick June, Nick Genovese, Tom Cardi, Ernst Keidel, Ron Longwell, Jeri Brayman, Kathy Kolopchin, Melissa Thomas, Elaine Bradish. Judy Jackson (Justice), Meg Hungerford (Account Clerk), Linnea Wilson (Assessor), Shelly Johnson (Delaware County Planning Dept.)

 

Shelly Johnson went over the West Branch Delaware River Stream Corridor Management Plan. Shelly asked the Board to hold a public hearing at next month’s meeting so the Town may adopt the said plan. Shelly explained the benefits of the plan and how it will help with grants and also will help the Highway Superintendent a lot.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Linnea Wilson asked about the Town Hall construction and how this will effect grievance day and court. Craig stated arrangements will have to be made for all of this and will be taken care of.
  2. Judy Jackson asked about the stuff in the attic and will it be affected by construction. Mike said yes it would. Storage of these items will be needed.
  3. Steve Tiska asked about the financing of the pole barn. Craig reported he will address this later on the agenda.
  4. Jeri Brayman asked about the Towns retirement system and what does the Town pay. Meg explained to Jeri that during this 1st 10 years of employment both the employee and employer pay into the system after ten years only the employer pays which is right now about 10 to 12% of the employee’s wage.
  5. Kathy Klopchin said that a meeting would be held in Hancock on gas well drilling. Craig said that he did check into the Board of Supervisors in regard to Kathy’s request to speak to the Board.  Craig said that the Board Chairman indicated that since the Board has no authority over gas drill he wasn’t interested in hosting a presentation. Craig stated he was disappointed with this, as even though Craig fully supports the gas drilling, he also supports the rights of others to have their opinions heard. 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Installed new fax lines for Court & Highway Dept.
  3. Had warranty work done on plow for truck #2
  4. Worked out an old bill for truck #3 with vendor, received a credit of $474.24
  5. Received a waste oil donation of 330 gallons
  6. Serviced and installed batteries in backhoe
  7. Installed the other rear spring in truck #6, Chuck mentions this only because most other Towns send out there work and most of Masonville’s is completed in house.
  8. Pole Barn framing completed & ready for roof & siding
  9. Repaired the most serious washouts and cleaned several pipes from the January 25th to 26th flooding
  10. Purchased Pole Barn steel from Axtell Lumber, $1900.00 savings

 

 

OLD BUSINESSL:

  1. Craig reported that the law Steve referenced last meeting in regard to the Pole Barn project really does not apply to our situation.  Craig reported the law that Steve referenced mainly pertains to bonded projects with hired contractors performing work, etc.  Our barn was built by our own in-kind services and so far all expenses have come out of the general fund.  No money as of yet has been expended from the building reserve fund. 
  2. Craig said that he checked with the NYS Police and the illegal parking on route 206 has been corrected.

 

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig reported he has performed considerable work verifying the Town Boundaries for the census are accurate.  Craig has signed off on these so they should be around soon to do a count. Craig said that people should cooperate as the Town benefits from an accurate count regarding Federal and State aid funds. 
  2. Craig gave an update on the Town Hall grant and that there has been a lot of work put into this and more to do. Craig reported the process is becoming frustrating as the USDA is now requiring a certified architect to approve all the plans that Mike has graciously donated pro-bono.  This may result in most of the 50,000 grant being used for these fees. Considering all the red tape and beaurocratic hurdles, the USDA way may not be the best option.  The Town may be considering a traditional bond for the project.  Either way, Craig assured the Board will do what is in the best interests of the Town and taxpayers and, either way, the project will proceed as planned.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George Denys read the CEO report and said that Joe has completed another class and received another certificate.
  2. Meg Hungerford went over the 2009 Budget transfers.

 

 

RECOMMENED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve the Town’s end of the year financial report as submitted for the 2009 calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve to advance the Masonville Federated Church $500 for the use of the Church for the Town’s meeting hall for Town Board meetings. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to hold a public hearing on March 3rd, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. regarding the renewal of the cable television franchise agreement between the Town of Masonville and Time Warner Cable. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve the attached budget transfers to close the fiscal year 2009 budget. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to hold a public hearing on March 3rd, 2010 at 7:35 regarding the West Branch River Stream Corridor Management Plan. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that the Towns annual financial report has been filed.  The Town is solvent and stands on a solid financial footing.  Craig thanks the Board and especially Chuck (as his department carries the majority of the budget) for operating a conservative ‘business’ and being responsible with the Town’s finances.
  2. Craig would like to list the following list of accomplishment for the 2009-year.
    1. 2 waste oil furnaces have been installed and now the entire garage is being heated by these.
    2. New Town Hall Plans are fully developed and constructing is slated for spring
    3. 2 new pieces of equipment-roller & 1 ton pickup truck
    4. Federal grant surplus-Truck for $1000, Tire changer, other equipment and fork lift
    5. Staying at 100% assessment and getting an additional 6200.00 State aid
    6. Town Highway crew getting appropriate and required training
    7. Butts Road Bridge project completed
    8. Pole Barn up and getting equipment properly stored out of the weather.
    9. Town clean up policy in place
  3. Craig spoke on the County medical facilities being fined for drug disposal.  This is a political shame on the part of the AG as the facilities were only doing what is instructed by the NYS law. 
  4. Craig reported on the radio frequency emergency management system needs to be in place by 2012 at a cost of 17 to 25 million dollars for the County.  The public safety committee is working hard at finding alternatives, while ensuring all required work is completed to keep our police, fire and ambulance members safe.  .
  5. Craig said he is drafting a letter with the grant writer to Senator Bonacic with hopes to get assistance via member item money for the new Town Hall.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

22. The Walton Reporter                       17.78

23. Quill Corp 234.34

24. The Walton Reporter 11.46

25. NYSEG 230.00

26. Stamp Fulfillment 506.60

27. Frontier                                                                                                      312.56

28. Frontier 55.45

29. Frontier                                                                                                        68.56

30. Laurie Burpoe 58.76

31. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                            485.00

32. Laurie Burpoe 100.00

33. Mirabito                                     410.20

34. The Water Bottle 24.00

35. Fastenal co.             62.40

36. Axtell & Bradtke Lumber 7426.86

37. Jess F. Howes 1136.60

38. Joe Reynolds                                                                                           103.53

39. Kortright Creek Financial 777.33

40. Time Warner Cable                                                                                 539.48

41. West Payment Center 157.50

42. Linnea Wilson               56.00

43. Joy Jackson 528.08

____________

13,272.49

 

HIGHWAY:                                                                 

1. Tri County Communications 752.22

2. Kimball Midwest                      73.00

3. Tom Gascon 20.00

4. Federal Property Assistance 50.00

5. Fleetpride 36.24

6. Texas Refinery Corp. 442.00

7. Zep Sales & Service                                                                                  437.90

8. Parts Plus 146.95

9. Armstrong Fasteners                                                                                  155.00

10. R.L. Armstrong 1466.05

11. Waynes Welding               41.48

12. Mirabito 4252.03  

13. Federal Property Assistance 500.00

14. Ben Funk Inc 154.75

15. Dags Auto Parts 294.80

16. Mirabito                                                                                                  3269.17

17. John F. Winn 1516.42  

                                                         ___________

13,608.01    

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:40

 

 

 

 

____________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

        

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW YORK January 6, 2010

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: Craig DuMond ABSENT: Kathy Ryan

Councilmen: George Denys, Betty Scott Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Ernst Keidel, Kathy Klopchin, Melissa Thomas, Dick June, Nick Genovese, Lou Girvilo

 

MINUTES:

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

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Kathy Klopchin said a group of residents asked to do a presentation to the County Board of Supervisors at one of their meetings and were denied. Craig said he will check into this as he was unaware of the request. 
  2. Nick Genovese asked about what appears to be a shortage of cinders being used on the roads.  Nick said that many people are having problems getting up his road including the mail lady. Chuck said he would speak with the driver who is doing his road and see if he can put more down.
  3. Lou Girvilo asked about a trailer that happens to be parked half on the sidewalk and half in the road with no plates on it. Lou was wondering where the liability stands on this. Craig said he would contact the law enforcement on this.
  4. Steve asked about the financing of the pole barn and the use of the reserve fund. Steve said that there are procedures that need to be taken to use the building reserve fund. Craig stated at this time no moneys have been used out of the building reserve fund and assured Steve that all proper steps have been taken so far. Craig said he would check with Meg on this.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Demo house on 206 is done.
  2. A last minute pipe installation was put in on Randall Hill Rd
  3. Winter Tires were put on all trucks
  4. Installed new spring and rear hub on truck #6
  5. Installed new spring and rear brakes on truck #4
  6. Set trusses on Pole Barn project
  7. Installed stainless steel sand spreader on truck #2 that was purchased from Federal Surplus
  8. Time Warner installed new phone system
  9. Plowing and sanding as needed.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO report as well as the end of the year CEO report.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the annual “Blanket Official Undertaking” be filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, Clerks and other employees of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to appoint Councilmen George Denys to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to appoint Keith Walker to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to appoint Ted Tiska as Dog Control Officer for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommend appointing Pamela Walker as Registrar of Vital Statistics for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  6. Upon recommendation of the Town supervisor; It is recommended to appoint Joe Reynolds as Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector for the Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to designate the Walton Reporter as the Town’s Official newspaper for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to appoint James Cooros, Physician’s Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  10. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended to Appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  11. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; to designate the National Bank and Trust of Bainbridge as the Official depository of the Town Monies for the 2010 Calendar year. So moved George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  12. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; It is recommended the following committees be Appointed for the 2010 Calendar year.

Insurance & Legal:                      Chairwoman Kathy Ryan & Betty Scott

Building & Grounds:                   Chairman Mike Spaccaforno & Kathy Ryan

Highway:                                     Chairman George Denys & Mike Spaccaforno

Codes & Ordinances:                       Chairman George Denys & Betty Scott So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor The Town Clerk before 1/10/10 file with the State Department of Audit and Control the names and addresses of all Town Officers, elected and appointed, and further, file with the State Office of Real Property Tax Services the name of the Town assessor, date of appointment expiration of term in accordance with Town Law 30 (3). So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk certify to the Delaware County Clerk, within 20 days of appointment, the names and addresses and Oath of Office documents of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk notify the NYS Association of Towns, within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed and also advise the Association of Towns of any changes as they occur throughout the year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  4. 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 effectuate 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 George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor Carried.
  5. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town seek the sale of acquired property located on Ivanhoe Road & SR & 206 in accordance with NYS Comptrollers guideline and NYS Law. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Town Supervisors Powers and Duties. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  2. Settings of Salaries. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.
  3. Authorization to Purchase. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  4. Authorization to Attend Schools, Trainings & Conferences. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  5. Regular Town Board Meetings. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  6. Authorization of Mileage. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in Favor Carried.
  7. Payment of Utilities. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  8. Participation in State and County Bid Prices. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  9. Deputy Highway Superintendent. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  10. Disbursement of Highway Monies. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  11. Confidential Secretary/Bookkeeper. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached
  12. Association of Towns- Annual Meeting. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

1. Craig reported that he was appointed to the following committees on the County Board of 

Supervisors; Chairman of the Public Safety and Capital Projects Committees as well as a member of the Social Services Committee.

  1. Craig said that the Town received Chips money in the amount of $116,540 to be used for road projects.
  2. Craig said the Town received a snow plowing check for $4900 from the county for the period of December 1st thru 14th.
  3. Craig reported that Congressman Scott Murphy will be at the Masonville General Store at 9:45 on 1-7-2010.  Craig received the notice just hours ago and was disappointed by this.  He will take this up with the Congressman’s office.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL

1. Joe Reynolds 168.17

2. Town of Masonville (taxes) 543.91

3. Selective                                                                                                   107.00

4. NYSEG 230.00

5. Frontier                                             63.70

6. Kortright Creek Financial 827.33

7. Amy Kenyon        642.02

8. Quill Corp. 27.92

9. Laurie Burpoe 495.00

10. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

11. Ted Tiska 47.79

12. BAS                                                                                                         260.00

13. Assoc. of Collectors 25.00

14. Jess F. Howes                                                                                          917.93

15. Chuck Smith 20.15

16. Abby Services                 1968.75

17. NCS Rentals 280.00

18. Laing Trucking 62.00

19. Midstate Supply 95.52

20. Advanced Fire Protection 357.00

21. Judy Jackson                                                                                            61.60

___________

                                                   2,824.87      

 

HIGHWAY:

230. Warrens Excavating 2736.00

231. Mirabito                                2556.38

232. Waynes Welding Inc 82.39

233. Babcock Supply 414.00

234. Comstock Logging Supplies 767.00  

235. Tallmadge Tire 1736.76

236. Federal Property Asst.                                                                         425.00

237. Brian Backus 26.99 

238. Sears                               110.98    

239. Harbor Freight Tools 160.10

240. Cobra Industries 72.40

241. Haun Welding Supply 153.00

242. Ken Kublo 170.00

243. R.L. Armstrong Auto                                                                        1081.74

244. G & L Auto 327.48

245. John F. Winn                              77.44

246. Stadium International 4840.20

247. Jess F. Howes 498.30   

____________

16,236.16 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:11 p.m.

 

 

 

___________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

STATE OF NEW                                                                 January 5, 2011

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Betty Scot, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno, George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Everett Burroughs, Steve Tiska, Bob Basile, Ernst Keidel, Nick Genovese, Laurie Burpoe, Latiefa Abu-Shahid, Lou Girvillo

 

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Latiefa Abu-Shahid spoke on issues that are happening on her property with neighbors. She is having problems with snowmobiles, 4-wheelers, and dogs chasing them. Latiefa said she has called the troopers and received no help. She has also contacted the DEC. Craig advised her to continue to call DEC as well as the Sheriffs dept. for trespassing related issues and to call the dog control officer for dog issues.
  2. Nick Genovese spoke on the DWI program as his concerns about what he read in the paper. Craig responded by saying the paper has the entire situation misrepresented at best.  He stated he has no plans to abolish or minimize the program.  He said after being in law enforcement for over 25 years he has seen 1st hand the effects of drunk driving.  Craig said that when compiling the budget for the program the committee determined that ½ of the budget would be eaten up by administrative costs, salary and fringe benefits of the coordinator, and that if the committee didn’t do something the program sometime in the near future would not be able to fund itself.  Craig said the committee had to be proactive in dealing with this so that the program could be viable in the future and continue to meet its mission.  Craig also said he was upset the paper made it appear he may be aligned with Bob McCarthy from Sidney.  Craig said this was an outright distortion as he and Bob do not agree on anything and that he does not agree with anything Bob McCarthy stands for on the issue.

 

3. Dee Cutting asked the Town about the 200th year bi-centennial of Masonville and said that the Fire District would like to help with this. Craig he would like the support of the Fire District and would like it if they formed a committee.  This was agreed on and the Town and Fire District will begin working on this within the month. 

  1. Steve Tiska re-addressed the Cemetery issue of who is to maintain them with associated documents from Sidney Town Clerk. The Town Clerk will copy all and send out to Board to review. Craig said that he has already checked into the issue and the Town is not responsible for abandoned cemeteries unless they were previously incorporated by a cemetery association.  The only cemetery that this applies to in the Town is the Pine Hill Cemetery.
  2. Steve Tiska re-addressed the in-kind services work the Highway crew will be doing on the Town Hall and also has paperwork for the Board to review on this. Craig said he has already verified this with the State Comptroller’s office and said it is perfectly legal.

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished hauling sand to stock pile
  2. Servicing Equipment
  3. Started to repair rusted areas on loader
  4. Last of our winter tires on Trucks
  5. Received another 100 gallon oil donation for the waste oil furnaces.
  6. The Highway crew custom built a stainless steel battery box for the 1999 International as such parts are no longer available.
  7. Plowing & Sanding roads as needed
  8. Need to place ad to go out to bid on the dump box for truck #4 to allow build time w/installation

 

Motion by George Denys to go out to bid on the dump box for truck #4, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Craig said that he did asked Meg about he legality of trading the tire balancer for piece o equipment.  The Comptroller’s office was consulted and the trade is legal if the Town so chooses.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George Denys read the CEO Report for the month of December
  2. Kathy Ryan spoke on Grumpy's website and all that is being said. Kathy would like to clarify that it is not her intent of going after Steve Gray or anyone else, it just that are laws that need to be abided by.  Kathy does not want to close down their business or anyone else’s; however, such business must conform to State and local laws for liability reasons. Craig stated that the days and times of ignoring issues and not enforcing laws are over.  In today’s litigious society Towns get sued everyday and most people will go after Towns for not being proactive and ignoring violations as municipalities are looked at as having ‘deep pockets’.  By not enforcing laws the Town knows are in violation, the Town places every taxpayer in jeopardy.  
  3. Mike Spaccaforno said that he received 2 quotes on the building foundation as per last month’s meeting.  Mike feels one quote is way out of range but that the other one is reasonable.  The 2nd is a little more than he had planned, however, the engineer created additional work that was unexpected but required. The 2nd bid is for $18,561.00 which is still within budget.  Mike would like approval to award the bid so work can begin in the spring.

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept the bid for $18,561.00, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the annual “Blanket Official Undertaking” be filed in the office of the Town Clerk, covering all officers, clerks and other employees of the Town as prescribed by section 25 of the NYS Town Law. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Councilman George Denys to serve as Deputy Supervisor, in the absence of the Town Supervisor. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Keith Walker to serve as Deputy Town Clerk, in the absence of the Town Clerk. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  4. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Ted Tiska as Dog Control Officer for the 2011 Calendar Year. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.
  5. Upon the recommendation of the Town Super; it is recommended to appoint Pamela Walker as Registrar of Vital Statistics for the 2011 Calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
  6. Upon recommended  of the Town Supervisor;  it is recommended to appoint Joe Reynolds as code Enforcement Officer/ Building Inspector for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by Mike Speccaforno, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  7. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor it is recommended to designate the Walton Reporter as the Town’s official newspaper for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.
  8. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint James Cooros. Physician’s Assistant, as Town Health Officer for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  9. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Jeri Brayman as Town Historian for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

10.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to appoint Laurie Burpoe as Town Court Clerk for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

11.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended to designate the National Bank and Trust of Norwich including the Sidney and Bainbridge Branch and the National Bank of Delaware County Walton the official depositories of the Town monies for the 2011 calendar year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

12.  Upon Recommendation of the Town Supervisor; it is recommended the following committees be appointed for the 2011 calendar year.

Insurance & Legal:                         Chairwoman Kathy Ryan & Betty Scott

Buildings & Grounds:                     Chairman Mike Spaccaforno & Kathy Ryan

Highway: Chairman George Denys & Mike Spaccaforno

Codes & Ordinances:                     Chairman George Denys & Betty Scott

So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

13.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk before 1/10/11 with the State Department of Audit and Control the names and addresses of all Elected and appointed, and further, file with the State Office of Real Property Tax Services the name of the Assessor, date of appointment expiration of term in accordance with Town Law 30 (3). So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

14.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk certify to the Delaware County Clerks, within 20 days of appointment, the names and addresses and oath of Office documents of all Officers, both Elected and appointed. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

15.  Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; The Town Clerk notify the NYS Association of Towns, within 30 days, the names and addresses of all Town Officers, both elected and appointed and also advise the association of Towns of any changes as they occur throughout the year. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #1- Town Supervisor Powers and Duties. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #2-Authorization to Purchase. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #3-Authorization to Attend Schools, Training & Conferences. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in Favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #4- Regular Town Board Meeting. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #5- Authorization of Mileage. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #6- Payment of Utilities. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #7- Participation in State and County Bid Prices. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

Resolution #8- Deputy Highway Superintendent. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #9- Disbursement of Highway Monies. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Resolution #10- Confidential Secretary/Bookkeeper. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

Resolution # 11- Association of Towns-Annual Meeting. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy Attached.

 

Craig asked the board if he could get a new computer his is from 1997.

Motion by George Denys to authorize Craig DuMond to purchase a new computer, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig said that the reimbursement from county snowplowing looks good for the year.
  2. Craig spoke on the NYS Government and the consolidation offer to get Towns to go for s consolidation.  Craig feels this is a bait and switch that will create an erosion of home rule and cut services.

 

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited Bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

236. Gettysburg Flag Works 355.50

237. Bas 260.00

238. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works 150.00

239. Quill Corp. 222.88

240. The Walton Reporter                                                                          20.94

241. Frontier 88.83

242. Time Warner Cable 224.75

243. NYSEG 204.73

244. Quill Corp. 69.47

245. Quill Corp.                                                                                 159.74

246. NYSEG 292.47

247. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                    395.00

248. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

249. Kortright Creek Financial 777.33

250. Laing Trucking 33.00

251. Delaware County Assoc. 35.00

252. Mirabito                                                                                             545.39

253. Williamson Law Book Co. 49.00

254. Joe Reynolds                    120.19

_____________

  4,084.22

 

HIGHWAY:

213. Tractor Supply 222.31

214. John F. Winn 39.11

215. Kimball Midwest. 155.36

216. Tarco Steel Inc. 875.45

217. Five Star Equipment                                                                         325.61

218. Tim Oralls 100.00

219. Suit-Kote Corp. 320.99

220. Ben Funk 1375.29

221. Haun Welding Supply 204.00

222. Fastenal Company                                                                             60.87

223. Dags Auto Parts 185.86

224. Jess F. Howes               204.66

225. Mirabitos 3466.90

226. G&L Auto Supply 218.29

227. Cobra Industries                                                                               242.80

228. Fleet pride 17.80

229. Cook Brothers Truck                                                                        117.38

230. E&R Popes Excavating 693.00

_______________

8,825.68

 

The Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.

 

 

 

 

___________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 State of New York                                                       February 2, 2011

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 pm

 

 

PRESENT: Absent: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilman: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Joann Gray, Steve Gray, Lou Girvilo, Jeri Brayman, Bob Jackson, Judy Jackson (Town Justice), Steve Roff, Linnea Wilson ( Assessor), Joe Reynolds (CEO), Meg Hungerford ( Account Clerk), Steve Tiska, Everert Burroughs, Attorney Bret Cown

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Meg Hungreford presented the 2011 Fiscal Report.  A copy was given to the Clerk to be filed.  An ad regarding the report will be placed in the official newspaper. Meg reported the General Fund had an 82,000 fund balance with 10,000 appropriated towards the 2011 budget and the Highway had a 100,000 balance with 50,000 appropriated to the 2011 budget.  Meg asked for a motion to accept the 2011 salary changes and a motion for 2010 year end budget transfers. Meg said that there is enough money to transfer 25,000 in the machinery reserve fund, which will put the balance at 80,000. Craig thanked Chuck, the board, and the other department heads for holding the line and keeping the budget well within the black. Craig also praised Meg for keeping this Town in strict compliance with State laws and maintaining the Town books in an impeccable fashion. 
  2. Steve Roff spoke on the Fire district budget and feels that even though Craig had previously reported the Town has no control over the Fire District budget, the Fire District had little control over a significant portion of their budget; which involved tearing down the old Masonic building.  The district was forced to take down the structure and this involved significant expense due to abatement issues.  Craig stated this was discussed at the budget meeting; however, we will document this issue in this month’s minutes. 
  3. Linnea Wilson spoke on the new upcoming assessment programs as ordered by the State and the incentive funds associated with the programs. 
  4. Judy Jackson asked how much dog licenses cost. The Clerk replied $12.50 for spayed or neutered dogs and $25.00 for unsprayed/neutered. 
  5. Steve Tiska asked about the Veteran’s exemption and whether the Law we have on file is correct. Linnea replied the Law is correct.  The Town did not pass a resolution to include Cold War exemptions and Craig stated he did not feel the Board would in the near future.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Craig talked about a possible new opportunity for a cell tower involving a different vendor.  Craig asked permission to pursue a new cell tower contract.  Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to authorize the Supervisor to explore possible contracts, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Installed an exhaust and a rebuilt transmission in our 1991 Chevy pickup
  3. Maintaining and doing needed repairs on the sanding and plowing equipment
  4. Replaced starter on the excavator checked it over so it is ready for spring
  5. Out of 31 days in January we plowed and sanded 25 days
  6. Our sand vendor opened so we could replace some sand that was used and a lot was used in January
  7. Three vendors were interested in the truck box that is out for bid but only received 1 bid

 

Craig opened the 1 bid received. The bid was from Waynes Welding for $51,321.00. They also allowed another $1,000 trade-in for the old box.  Craig asked the Board for feedback and everyone agreed it was difficult considering there were no other bids to compare to. Chuck stated that Waynes pretty much has the business cornered on these types of bodies that meets the Town’s specifications and Craig agreed the County bids go to Waynes.  Chuck said $48,000 was budgeted and this is a little more but the old one won’t make it another year and this box is very much needed. Chuck stated rather than accept the trade-in offer on the old box; we should try and sell it outright and could possibly come in right around budget.  Craig said this sounds good, however, if the box in fact comes in over budget Chuck will have to find the money in another budgeted line and reduce that line by the amount over.  Chuck was okay with this procedure.

Craig under Chuck’s recommendation feels the Town should accept this bid.

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept the bid from Waynes Welding for a new Dump box for $51,321.00, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Kathy Ryan reported that she had some new forms to revise the Junkyard permit process which she and the Town Attorney developed.  She requested the Board look them over, make changes and approve. The new forms expire every year on April 1st so it is suggested that applicant apply around that time to have the permit last a full year. If in compliance permits will be issued after it has been reviewed by the Board and CEO. If not in compliance a temporary permit may be given for a year, which allows the applicant time to get in compliance. Craig reported this has been a very difficult process for the Board as well as some Townsfolk. However, the Town can no longer afford to be complacent.  It today’s litigious society, the Town can be found liable for not properly answering and dealing with code-enforcement related complaints.

 

Motion by Kathy Ryan to accept the attached forms for the new process to Junk Yard Permit applicants, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

  1. Mike Spaccaforno is repricing materials for 2011.
  2. Craig Read the CEO report for the month of January and Stated that the CEO has taken the 2010 Code Course.

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept the 2010 Budget transfers, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept the 2011 salary changes, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported he received the report back from the Department of Transportation on the requests for speed reduction on Mormon Hollow and McMullen Roads.  Mormon Hollow was denied, however, McMullen was reduced to 35 mph.
  2. Craig spoke on the State budget and the cut backs that sound good to the typical taxpayer, however, many of these expense are expected to be passed down to the local levels.
  3. Craig spoke on the Town’s Bicentennial.  A committee has been formed and the date has been set for July 16th at 11:00 am with a parade. Craig said committee’s are-Dave Barnes parade, Betty Scott and Craig DuMond picnic, Jeri Brayman historical. Craig asked for any help that could be given would be welcomed.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to go into executive session for pending litigation issues at 8:25 pm, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to out of executive session at 9:06 pm, seconded by Mike spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

255. Heart of the Catskills 40.00

256. Williamson Law Book 54.45

257. Pam Walker 155.64

1. Assoc. of Tax Receivers                                                                            25.00

2. NYSEG 204.73

3. Time Warner cable              224.75

4. The Walton Reporter 11.46

5. The Walton Reporter 17.78

6. The Walton Reporter 5.60

7. West Payment Center 170.00

8. Kortright Creek Financial Services                                                          909.33   

9. Joe Reynolds 97.47

10. Linnea Wilson                   56.00

11. Drogen Electric Supply 75.53

12. Judy Jackson 80.00

13. Laurie Burpoe 455.00

14. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

15. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                         18.21

16. Advanced Fire Protection 193.00

17. Horton Hardware                           9.98

18. Fastenal Co. 67.20

_____________

2,951.13

 

 

HIGHWAY:

231. Mirabito Fuel 3921.88

1. E&R Pope 1197.00

2. Ostego Iron 631.98

3. Babcock Municipal Supply                                                                   826.00

4. McCarthy 420.00

5. Tepo                                       21.00

6. Cobra Ind. 52.50

7. Thering Sales & Service  360.90

8. Jess F. Howes 19.35

9. Tri County Communications 931.32

10. D&D of Walton Inc.                                                                              37.07

11. Dags Auto Parts 275.14

12. G&L Auto                           402.33

13. Fleetpride 12.91

14. Fastenal Co. 54.93

15. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 269.90

____________

                                                                                      9,434.21

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:07

 

 

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 STATE OF NEW YORK                                                      MARCH 2011

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 PM

 

 

PRESENT:                                                          ABSENT: Kathy Ryan

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Betty Scott, George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

 

 

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Everett Burrows, Ed VanPelt, Elaine Bradish, Bob Basile, Nick Genovese, Lou Girvilo, Judy Jackson, Dean Frazer, Shelly Johnson

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Dean Frazier from Delaware County Planning spoke on NY City land acquisition program and our hamlet expansion designation.  The Board had decided to set aside the parcel owned by BOCES as a hamlet extension that cannot be acquired by NYC.  The infrastructure located at the BOCES site would be the best opportunity for private business if the site was abandoned for some reason. There will need to be 2 resolutions, and an ad in paper for a public hearing, which they will do.

            Motion by Craig DuMond to hold a public hearing on May 4th 2011 relative to the

            Hamlet expansion, seconded by George Denys, all in faver carried.

  1. Ed VanPelt spoke on the condition of County Rt. 20 and said that Wayne Reyonlds said it would be done in 3 years. Ed stated time is almost up and it is not even close. Craig said the work will not be done in a year, however, believes the County will continue to work year by year until completed.  Craig thanked George for all the worked he put into getting property owners permission to widen the road.
  2. Nick Genovese also spoke on County Rt 20 and that you can only go about 15 mile per hour. Nick also asked when to new speed zone sign will go up on McMullen Rd. Chuck replied the signs will be installed in the spring. 
  3. Steve Tiska handed the Town Clerk a letter containing information on the maintenance of Cemeteries. Steve spoke on this and asked to Board to review this again.  Craig said he would not spend tax payers money to maintain private property. Steve insists this is a liability for the Town and Craig replied he will take this under advisement.
  4. Judy Jackson also spoke on County rt 20 and said you can only do 15 mph. 

 

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding as needed
  2. Replaced the oil pan on the 1988 Mack
  3. Received a 100 gallon waste oil donation
  4. Restocking the sand supply
  5. While plowing truck #4 had a broken wheel and worn hub. They upgraded the hubs and wheels to eliminate future problems
  6. The 2006 truck caught fire while plowing when a hydraulic line had blown. The truck was towed to Jim Reynolds property and left over night and fixed the next day. Chuck would like to offically thank Jim for his help, he saved the Town a lot of money.
  7. Tire blancer has been sold for $2500.00 to Downsville School bus garage.

 

Craig thanked Chuck for the condition the roads.  The crew has done an excellent job keeping the roads plowed and in good shape this winter.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig spoke on the snow plowing revenue from the County.  The Town brought in $38,000 more than expected in 2010.

 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George Denys said it has been a quiet month for the CEO nothing to report
  2. Mike Spaccaforno is still working on repricing materials.
  3. Craig spoke on problem property that is going into litigation.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that he has received the following committee assignments on the County Board:  Chairman - Public Saftey, Chairman – Capital Improvements, Member - Social Services.
  2. Craig spoke on the State Budget and said the Govenor what to pass a blank budget-without details. Craig is not happy about this.

 

 

 

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

19. Walton Reporter                                       4.35

20. NYSEG 647.23

21. NYSEG                   279.71

22. Frontier 91.02

23. Time Warner Cable 224.75

24. Frontier 91.38

25. Mirabitos 281.82

26. Craig DuMond 95.03

27. Kortright Creek Financial 817.33

28. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                             15.40

29. Laurie Burpoe 450.00

30. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                             80.00

31. Joe Reynolds 90.90

32. The Water Bottle                        20.00

33. Fastenal Co. 88.18

34. Federal Property Asst. 400.00

_________

3677.10

 

HIGHWAY:

16. Scoville-Meno 230.98

17. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 323.29

18. Babcock Municipal 1650.00

19. Five Star Equipment 79.01

20. Advanced Auto Parts                                                                                  36.07

21. E &R Popes Excavating 2016.00

22. Kimball Midwest             823.63

23. Jess F. Howes 148.13

24. G&L Auto 534.63

25. Fastenal Co. 118.22

26. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 1208.28

27. Fleetpride                                                                                                 1691.33

28. Tallmadge Tire Service 656.00

29. Dags Auto Parts                                                                                          55.76

30. Mirabitos 5320.34

31. Mirabitos                        1328.30

32. Mirabitos 920.46

     ______________

17,140.43

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 P.M.                             

 STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                                        April 6, 2011

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

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

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, George Denys, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

PUBLIC:

Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Everett Burrows, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Bob Basile, Lou Girvil, Judy Jackson, Nick Genovese, Kathy Klopchin

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

FLOORTIME:

  1. Enrest Keidel asked about the memorial bench that was in front of the old Grange. Craig said that due the bench not being properly cared for Neita VanValkenburgh had it moved to a location in Sidney to be placed with a similar memorial.
  2. Steve Tiska asked about the Veterans Exemption and claimed what is posted on the website is not what is actually in place. Steve recommended the Assessor be consulted about this.
  3. Kathy Klophcin commented on how nice the roads looked after being swept and thanked Chuck for this. Chuck said he has more to do…this was only the first run.

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plowing and sanding roads as needed
  2. Repaired a couple shoulders and ditches after the heavy rain of 3-10-11
  3. 1999 truck was sent to Utica for the dump body replacement
  4. Replaced front spring on the 1988 Mack
  5. During our two heavy snowstorms there were a couple of the Towns Trucks down, the federal surplus truck was used in place of the trucks that were down.
  6. Custom built a cab protector for the 2007 pickup out of scrap metal at a quarter of the cost for a new unit
  7. NYS Dept. of labor did a shop inspection and found minor violations that will need to be fixed and re-inspected. The Town received no fines.

OLD BUSINESS:

None

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig asked Chuck to get together with the men and start to discuss the union contract. Craig asked Chuck to look at the health insurance.
  2. Craig reported that the Town Justice secured a 30,000 grant for the Justice court. This will be used toward the renovations of the Town Hall.

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. George read the CEO Report
  2. George also thanked Chuck for the fine job saving the Town money
  3. Mike reported that ground has been broken on the Town Hall project.

Judy said that they are still looking at where they will hold court. Chuck said they can have 1 bay, but need to check out to see if it will work. Craig will check out BOCES and the School to see if that’s a possibility.

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

None

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported receiving snowplowing check for 34,544.19 for Jan. thru Feb. 15th. This put the Town above what was projected. Craig also reported that Chuck got 2500.00 for the tire balancer, which was surplussed to the Downsville Central School.
  2. Craig spoke on the Town’s Bicentennial being planned for 7/16. There will be a parade at 11:00, displays at the church and a BBQ and family picnic at the school. The committee meets every month at 630pm right before the Board meeting and all interested parties are encouraged to attend.
  3. Craig spoke on the State Budget and how Local Government will be receiving the short end of the stick. The property tax cap will work toward destroying local governments as many of the unfounded State mandates will just be passed down to the local governments making the 2% cap impossible. Craig believes this is the intention all along and that he is very disappointed in the State Senate “not getting it”.

Motion by Betty Scott to hold Masonville Junk days on May 13th and 14th from 7:00 to 5:00, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

Motion by Kathy Ryan to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

GENERAL:

35. Frontier 87.18

36. NYSEG 208.73

37. The Walton Reporter 40.69

38. Quill Corp 171.96

39. Time Warner Cable 225.01

40. Quill Corp 148.96

41. Laurie Burpoe 6.71

42. Laurie Burpoe 80.00

43. Laurie Burpoe 540.00

44. Craig DuMond 130.00

45. Craig DuMond 189.66

46. WalMart 997.00

47. Laing Trucking 68.00

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2,893.90

HIGHWAY:

33. Steel Sales Inc 1087.65

34. Chenango Welding Supply 29.58

35. Jess F. Howes 250.02

36. Tarrco Steel Inc 434.75

37. Huan Welding Supply 822.03

38. McCarthy Services 320.00

39. Federal Property Asstistance 150.00

40. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 59.81

41. Hornbecks Sport Shop 130.00

42. Waynes Welding 365.37

43. G&L Auto 137.75

44. Ben Funk Inc 357.03

45. Chuck Smith 135.00

46. Unislal Fleet Parts 73.17

47. Horton Hardware 18.49

48. John F. Winn 142.39

49. John F. Winn 1312.51

50. Mirabitos 9240.28

51. Federal Property asstistance 1100.00

52. Cobra Industries 88.05

53. Dags Auto Parts 298.20

54. Fleetpride 178.94

55. Cook Brothers 300.33

56. Harbor Freight Tools 228.20

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17,259.47

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 P.M. 

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Pamela STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                        May 4, 2011

COUNTY OF DELAWARE

TOWN OF MASONVILLE

 

 

The Public Hearing of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

Purpose of said hearing is the approval of the Hamlet Extension area as designated by the Delaware County Planning Department.

Regular meeting to follow.

 

PRESENT:

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott, George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

 Joe Reynolds (CEO), Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Ernest Keidel, Neita VanValkenburgh, Shelly Johnson  & Dean Frazer from Delaware County Planning Department, Nick Genovese, Lou Girvilo, Judy Jackson ( Justice), Everett Burrows, Chester Shew

 

 

MINUTES:

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

 

Shelly Johnson from Delaware County Planning went over the 2 resolutions that the Town needs to adopt in regard the hamlet extension program.

 

The Public hearing was closed at 7:35 p.m. with no comments and the regular meeting was opened.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked about the Memorial bench that was once in front of the Grange and asked if it was just Korean or Korean & Vietnam. Neita advised it was for both conflicts.  Steve would like the minutes to reflect this.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on the cemeteries and said that they are private. Craig stated that the Town Attorney, the Association of Towns and the Town Board have said that they will not maintain private cemeteries. The Town Board also agreed they will not use tax money to maintain private property. Steve said it is in the comprehensive plan. Craig said if it matters that much then Steve should form a committee of volunteers to maintain the numerous private cemeteries in the town.
  3. Chester Shew said that he would be on the cemetery committee if needed.
  4. Chester Shew spoke on the Government telling people what they can or cannot do.  He is worried that there is a movement that is working to abolishing prayers before meetings and says that there is nothing that prohibits it at this time.  Craig said he will research this to become informed on the topic.  Craig said most people really are not aware that their rights are being slowly removed as we speak.  Craig said more people should be paying closer attention to the direction of the State and Country.
  5. Jeri Brayman asked if the memorial bench had a place to be displayed in the Town could it come back to Masonville. Neita will check into it and get back to Jeri on this.

 

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Sweeping Roads
  2. Attended Annual Safety School
  3. Started installing Summer tires on Trucks
  4. Town Hall excavation for foundation
  5. Used the excavator to bucket concrete in the footer & walls where needed
  6. Installed footer drain for Town Hall
  7. Replaced front spring on 2003 Plow Truck
  8. After three heavy thunderstorms there was only minor damage areas that are repaired
  9. Removed snow plow wings and put plows away.

 

Kathy asked about junk days. It was agreed to have them on May 13th and 14th.

 

OLD BUSINESS:

None

 

NEW BUSINESS:

  1. Craig announced the Town has secured participation in the summer youth program again this year.  This provides employment for a couple of local youth and assists the crew with summer projects. The program is courtesy of Delaware County.  Craig asked Chuck to get the application process going. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  1. George spoke on the Union Contract and that the Hwy. Committee and Chuck need to get together and meet with the union president.  A date then needs to be set to meet with the Board for final approval.  Craig will be involved in the final negotiations and wants to review the proposal prior to the vote. Craig cautioned the committee that despite the excellent work the crew does for the Town, times are tough, and many folks are not getting raises or even keeping their jobs.  With health insurance and retirement rates expected to go up over 30% this year, contracts requesting raises will be difficult.
  2. Mike reported footers and the foundations being set for New Town Hall.  Once the attic has been cleared they will begin tearing down the inside.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

  1. Resolution # 12-Adoption of the designated area for the Hamlet of the Town of Masonville. So moved by George Denys, seconded by, Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried. Copy attached.
  2. Resolution #13- Adoption of the explanation of the Hamlet of the Town of Masonville. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported the following revenue for snow plowing from February 19th thru March 12th 12,587.66 which put the Town above the Budget.
  2. Craig reported that he got a letter from the Senator that the Chips money will be coming in for 89,106.00

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

48. Laurie Burpoe 530.00

49. Laurie Burpoe                                        40.00

50. Quill Corp 125.38

51. Frontier                                    92.57

52. Time Warner Cable 224.75

53. NYSEG                   484.95

54. Time Warner Cable 224.75

55. NYSEG   208.73

56. Joe Reynolds 140.75

57. Joe Reynolds 277.25

58. Kortright Creek Financial Services 733.33

59. Mirabito 281.82

60. Jess F. Howes                                                                                             182.64

61. Jess F. Howes 1163.75

62. E & R Popes Excavating                                                                                 336.00

63. The Water Bottle 12.00

64. Tom Gascon                                                                                                     27.00

65. Hermans Trailer 6.00

66. George Denys                                              215.76

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                                                    5,307.43

 

HIGHWAY:

57. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 39.32

58. Waynes Welding                                            1650.00

59. Babcock Municipal Supply 364.80

60. Tallmadge Tire                      535.44

61. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 24.88

62. Cobra Industries    68.10

63. MCCarthy Tire 420.00

64. G& L Auto 414.01

65. Tepo 10.00

66. Zep Sales & Service 339.47    

67. Waynes Welding 547.00

68. Auto Plus/Unisciect 13.99

69. Dags Auto Parts Inc                                                                                     95.05

70. Haun 51.00

71. Fleetpride                                                                                                        399.23

72. Mirabito 1411.55

                                                                                                                     ___________

6,383.84

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

_________________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

Walker, Town Clerk

 STATE OF NEW YORK                                                     June 1, 2011

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: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Betty Scott, Kathy Ryan, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Ernst Keidel, Everett Burrows, Nick Genovese, Lou Girvilo,Bob Jackson, Melissa Thomas, John Brosnon

 

 

MINUTES: Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Nick Genovese asked about the Mason Inn and said he has seen some work going on there. Craig said they cannot do much with it because it has been condemned.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on some junk that has been dumped up on Pine Hill Rd. Chuck said he has seen it and it is DEC property.  Steve should contact DEC.
  3. Jeri Brayman also spoke on the Junk and said that if the Town stays flexible on clean up days may be less dumping may happen within the Town.
  4. Bob Jackson said the Hwy. Crew did a great job with clean up days but found 1 person that brought in a lot of tires and feels this should be looked at. Craig said that in the future this certainly will be looked at.
  5. Lou Girvilo spoke on a leaking oil tank that was going into road near his residence. DEC did pump it and the CEO was called. Craig said to follow up with Joe Reynolds on this.

 

CORRENSPONDENCE:

  1. Craig received a letter from Bob Bishop of Hamden regarding his nomination for the committee of Coalition of Watershed Towns.  Craig said when nominations come up he will bring them before the Board for action.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Backfilled Town Hall foundation
  2. Moved all contents of Town Hall to storage unit
  3. Hooked up office trailer electric, phone and internet.
  4. Junk days filled 7 junk cans, 1 metal and 3 tire containers
  5. Flood on 5-20-11 caused damage as bad if not worse than the 2006 flood
  6. Working the weekend with help from Masonville stone roads were repaired in rough form, finish work later
  7. Fixed eight driveway pipes that were torn out by flood, and repair shoulders
  8. Chuck would like to surplus 2 sanders and 1 pickup. Chuck said that the Village of Bainbridge offered to purchase 1 sander and the truck will be up for internet auction by Teitsworth Auction service from 6-1 till 6-8-11

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to surplus 2 sanders and the 1 pickup selling the 1 sander to the Village of Bainbridge, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

Craig thanked the Highway Crew for doing a great job cleaning up after the Flood and having everything ready for the Parade.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Craig said that Frank Wood found a law within the NYS Laws that will help with the problem properties and the Town should be seeing things happen in the near future on this.
  2. Mike spoke on the quotes received for the plumbing of the Town Hall and asked the Board to approve the low quote to Beech Plumbing for $14,500.00. The other quote was for $17,890.00.

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept the quote for Beech Plumbing for $14,500.00, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that the Town received another snow plowing check for $3981.32 which will put the town over budget in revenue.  This is excellent news for the Town.
  2. Craig reported said the Town received a mortgage tax check for $5071.64 and with another check coming in November we should again be over budget in this revenue line.  This is again good news to have more revenue coming in than projected. 
  3. Craig reported that the Town received a check for $5000.30 from NYS real property tax services for keeping the Town at 100% equalization rate.

 

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to pay all audited bills, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

67. NYSEG                 208.73

68. Frontier 89.31

69. Tri-Town News 3.85

70. Laura Denys 188.50

71. Michelle Ellis 150.00

72. Barbara Arnott 150.00

73. Del. Co. Town Clerk Assoc. 10.00

74. Heart of the Catskills                                                                                   40.00

75. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works 100.00

76. The Walton Reporter                       14.22

78. Quill Corp. 68.96

79. Coalition of Watershed Towns 1000.00

80. Kortright Creek Financial Services 777.33

81. Laurie Burpoe 22.00

82. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                            605.00

83. Don Snow Trucking 3649.00

84. E&R Popes Excavting                                                                               210.00

85. Selective 1988.00

86. Selective                 14,478.94

87. Selective 275.00

     ____________

24,028.84

 

 

HIGHWAY:

73. Horton Hardware        37.49

74. Fleetpride 160.74

75. Waynes Welding Inc 50,321.00

76. Metal Fab LLC 24.40

77. Taxas Refinery Corp. 316.04

78. Federal Property Assistance                                                                    650.00

79. Tepco 60.00

80. Cook Brothers                                         39.19

81. Tri-County Communications 166.36

82. Waynes Welding Inc 850.00

83. McCarthy Tire 840.00

84. Wal-Mart 297.13

85. G&L Auto                                                                                          238.58

86. Tractor Supply 289.98

87. Advanced Auto                                                                                           97.89

8. Jess F. Howes 278.24

                                         ____________

54,666.98

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:05 p.m.

 

 

 

_____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                                   July 6, 2011

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott, George Denys

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt,: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska. Ernst Keidel, Tom Cardi, Everett Burrows, Doug Earl, Curt Christensen, Nick Genovese

 

MINUTES:

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Curt Christensen asked about County Rt. 20 and the County’s plan on finishing it. Craig said that the commissioner of Public Works has that answer and Craig will check it out.
  2. Steve Tiska said that the junk up on pine hill has disappeared except for a couch, which was moved to the other side. Steve was wondering if the Town does pick up the junk if it sits there long enough. Chuck said have on occasion but don’t normaly.
  3. Doug Earl said that the Town of Coventry has a metal bin sitting out for people to use all year and wondered if the Town could do something like that. Chuck will check it out but has concerns over other things being dumped in the bin.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Filling Potholes
  2. Truck #6- replaced air compressor and fan belts
  3. Mowing roadside with both tractors
  4. Fixed leaks in Temp. office and ran electric for computers
  5. Received a 250 gallon waste oil donation
  6. Replaced pipe on intersection of McMullen Rd. for the County to pave over.
  7. Finished “rough in” on flooded roads
  8. Roof road 80% complete
  9. Flood work involving pipes, shoulders and clean up

10.  Town Hall work involved backfill for floor and preparing for concrete work

11.  Surplus truck sold by internet auction

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

  1. Mike reported that the trusses are in and anchored 6x6’s in place and wood should be delivered on Thursday. Mike said the building is behind by about 3 weeks due to rain but things are still looking good. Steve asked if there was going to be a sidewalk. Mike said yes and explained where the sidewalk will be. Craig thanked Mike for all he doing on this project including his donated engineering services, labor and materials (windows and doors).
  2. George said he met with the union representative on the pending union contract.

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Motion by George Denys to dispose of the old lever voting machines, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried
  2. Motion by George Denys to adopt the annual contract with the Heart of the Catskills dog pound, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

RESOLUTIONS:

Resolution #15- Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution. So moved by Mike Spaccaforno, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy Attached

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig spoke on the sale of the County’s Home Health Care Agency and stated the reasons why he voted against it. The main reason being that he feels the County has 3 basic responsibilities; Public Safety, Public Health and Public Infrastructure. Craig feels that before the County eliminates one of these essential services, they should look at the unsustainable social service spending, which he feels is sucking the taxpayers dry. Craig said if the County were to require proof of citizenship and residency, along with routine urinalysis screenings for social service recipients,
  2. Craig reported on the property tax cap and how this is going to affect the Town of Masonville. Although he stated the whole things appears to be a political ploy as the cap can be overridden by a 2/3 vote of any governing Board.

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to go into executive session at 8:20 p.m. for possible litigation and negotiations, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to back into regular meeting at 9:02 p.m., seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to hold a public hearing on August 3, 2011 on the proposed local law #2, 2011. Town of Masonville-Public Nuisance Abatement regular meeting to follow, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

Mike asked if he could put a corner stone on the end of the building the board approved.

 

Motion by George Denys to pay all audited bills, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

 

GENERAL:

88. Pamela Walker 98.00

89. Walton Reporter 21.40

90. Joe Reynolds 224.22

91. Williamson Law Book. Co. 23.06

92. Drogen Elc. Supply 40.10

93. Time Warner Cable 224.75

94. Frontier 89.71

95. NYSEG 208.73

96. NYSEG 349.14

97. Time Warner Cable 226.74

98. Laurie Burpoe 17.60

99. Laurie Burpoe 520.00

100. Vince Warner 61.39

101. Beach Pumbling & Heating 5000.00

102. Rhyder Valley Construction 15,697.00

103. Jes F. Howes 425.90

104. Jes F. Howes 103.55

105. Warrens Excavating 139.20

106. The Water Bottle 28.00

107. Laing Trucking 35.00

108. Warrens Excavating 1461.60

109. Kortright Creek Financial 777.33

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25,772.42

 

HIGHWAY:

89. Tim Oralls 30.00

90. Monroe Tractor 157.25

91. Cobra Industries 56.00

92. Interatate Batteries 211.78

93. Napa Auto Parts 174.00

94. G&L Auto 137.47

95. Kimball Midwest 213.45

96. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 7.40

97. Tepco 20.00

98. Catskill Tractor 44.58

99. E&R Pope Excavating 742.00

100. Stadium International 969.25

101. Mirabito 5660.99

102. Fleet Pride 443.74

103. Cook Brothers 933.49

104. Five Star Equipement 73.72

_____________

9,875.12

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:06 p.m.

 

 

_________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

STATE OF NEW YORK                                                             August 3, 2011

COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE

 

 

The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

PRESENT:                                                                                  Absent: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

Steve Tiska, Dave Barnes, Curt Christensen, Nick Genovese, Vince Warner, Steve Roff, Evert Burrowsm Ernst Keidel, Jeri Brayman, Elaine Bradish, Bob Basile, Judy Jackson ( Justice ), Kathy Kolopchin, Mr & Mrs Lent, Marie Sroka, Lisa McDonald.

 

MINUTES:

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

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Dave Barnes thanks all who helped to make the Bicentennial for the Town of Masonville a great success.
  2. Dave Barnes expressed his concern on the unofficial website and said that it is getting out of hand. Dave asked that this site not be used for Town Government. Craig indicated this will be discussed when the full Board is in attendance. Discussion on this took place with the Board and several from the public.
  3. Jeri Brayman asked if there was going to be a corner stone on the new building. Craig said yes but what is to be on the stone is yet to be decided. 
  4. Lisa McDonald asked about the Town Attorney and asked if it was required that he be at all Town meetings. Craig said it is not required that the attorney be present. 
  5. Nick Genovese spoke on the ditch work on McMullen Rd and said it is looking good and asked if it was all done. Ditch work is still being done.
  6. Curt Christensen spoke on County Rt.20 and the stone & oil that was put down is already has many bad spots in it. Curt asked when these were going to be fixed and when the road might be finished. Craig said he would try and get Wayne Reynolds to give him an answer on these concerns.
  7. Steve Tiska asked if he knew who took the cone that was in the hole on Pine Hill. Chuck said he did not know but it was not the Town of Masonville’s cone.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Shouldered and ditched McMullen Rd.
  2. Pot holes filled
  3. Roadside mowing completed
  4. 35 mph signs installed on McMullen Rd
  5. Truck # 5, replaced brake cams
  6. Helped with Town Hall wall construction, setting trusses and tin roof
  7. Started to grater patch Mc Mullen Rd
  8. Picked up coach on pine hill Rd
  9. NYS DOT would like to trade millings for camper. This is something for Board to think about

10.  Chuck attended Delaware County Hazard Mitigation meeting to update the plan, they figure about 60 hours to do so.

Discussion was held on possibly trading road millings for the camper. Craig asked Chuck to check with Frank Wood on this. Chuck said this would be a huge savings for the Town and they could stone & oil over these millings.

The Grant from FEMA funding is almost complete and needs to go to State.

Craig thanked the Highway Crew for helping with the Town Hall getting walls up so the Justice Court can get in there as soon as possible.

Judy also thanked the Highway Crew for all they do for her.

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

  1. Kathy said the corner stone is put on hold until more decisions are made.
  2. Kathy reported the new Junk Law is work in progress and will be about a 10 pages.  Once the final draft is complete the public hearing will be scheduled.

3.   Steve Tiska asked if the Towns owns a of Codes and Ordinance Books. Craig said yes and that the CEO keeps these.

 

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Craig reported that it is going to be Budget season again soon and that next month he will have all the dates for the 2012 budget.
  2. Craig said that last Month he spoke on the increase in retirement and health insurance. Last month he thought it was going to be a 36% increase but it now looks to be as high as  47%.
  3. Craig spoke on the State Government and how all the State mandates are hurting the Towns.
  4. Craig report that the equalization rate is staying at 100%
  5. Craig reported that the State funding of about $850.00 for the recreation program will be reduced this year to $446.00 this year and reduced to $345.00 next year. Craig also said that they want the Town to donate that money back to them for other sources. Craig said he will not donate and will use the money for the Town.

 

Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

GENERAL:

110. Pamela Walker                               56.20

111. NYS Town Clerks Assoc. 50.00

112. The Walton Reporter 7.51

113. BAS INC. 635.00

114. Jeri Brayman 194.61

115. NYSEG                                                                                               208.73

116. Frontier 90.78

117. Quill Corp                                    167.87

118. Quill Corp. 69.95

119. Ted Tiska       534.13

120. Laurie Burpoe 19.80

121. Laurie Burpoe 600.00

122. Kortright Creek Financial Services 777.33

123. Dave Barnes 95.02

124. Hayes Garage Door                                                                            100.00

125. Barnes & Dickenson Inc. 900.00

126. Hoag Contracting 25,392.48

127. Unadilla Laminated Products 1516.00

128. Jess F. Howes 7636.31

129. Joe Reynolds                                                                                      219.39

130. Betty Scott 67.24

                 _____________

39,338.35

 

HIGHWAY:

105. G&L Auto          124.38

106. Babcock Municipal Supply 797.40

107. Suit Kote Corp. 1510.29

108. Cumberland Equipment                                                                   1949.22

109. Jess F. Howes 9.61

110. John F. Winn                          2092.18

111. Saunders Concrete 500.00

112. D&D of Walton 50.81

113. Interstate Battery 89.95

114. Tepco 10.00

115. Scoville Meno                                                                                     95.36

116. Monroe Tractor & Implement co. 474.89

117. Dags Auto Parts Inc.     626.34

118. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 600.25

_____________

                                                                                     8,930.68

 

The meeting was adjourned at 8:21 p.m.

 

_______________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 State of New York                                                                    September 7, 2011

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: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Kathy Ryan, George Denys, Betty Scott, Mike Spaccaforno

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

Public:

Ernst Keidel, Steve Tiska, Jeri Brayman, Gordie Finch, Nick Genovese, Neil Brayman, Lorriane Kelkeisen, Judy Jackson (Justice)

 

MINUTES:

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

 

 

FLOORTIME:

  1. Steve Tiska spoke on Cemeteries and grants that are given on them. Steve asked for copies of a grant the Town got in 1989. Craig said the Town Clerk will look but not sure if it will be found.
  2. Steve Tiska spoke on in-kind services being performed by the Highway Dept. employees on the Town Hall and said he continued to have concerns about the out of title work.  Craig stated that Steve is beating a dead horse. Craig stated that as long as the men are agreeing to perform the work it is not considered out of title. Craig asked why Steve is acting as a union representative and why, as a taxpayer, he would want the work performed by contractors at 3 times the cost.  Steve asked about how the project is being paid for as the building money should come out of the general fund and the highway employees are paid out of the highway fund.  Craig stated as far as he was concerned it is all the same pot of money and the funding lines are a matter of semantics.  Craig said he could create lines in each budget for one fund to bill the other but stated this “make work” is ridiculous and a waste of the bookkeepers time and taxpayer dollars.  Craig stated he has spoken with the Comptrollers Office and what the Town is doing is saving taxpayer dollars; the main mission of the comptroller’s office.  Craig again asked Steve as to why he, as a taxpayer, would want himself or any other taxpayer of the Town to spend one more dollar than needed on the project. 
  3. Lorriane Kelkeisen said that she is working for NYSEG and has spoken with Chuck regarding an energy study and efficiency program.  The program would pay for 70% of energy upgrades.  Craig stated the Board would take the program under advisement.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Finished grader patch on McMullen Rd and some on Hellerude Rd.
  2. Replaced oil pan on the 2003 International
  3. Changed a collapsed pipe that went under Olmsted Rd
  4. Graveled part of Teed Hill Rd
  5. Prepared Mormon Hollow for Stone & Oil
  6. Neil And Gordy helped with Town Hall interior walls and started sheet rock
  7. Hurricane caused miner flood damage with several trees down

Chuck asked the Board to decide on the trade of the camper for milling.

Chuck also requested the purchase of a 2001 truck with 5000 miles from federal surplus to replace the 1988 Mack.

Discussion was held on the camper for millings.

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to authorize Chuck to trade milling for the camper after approval by the Town Attorney, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried

Discussion was held on the 2001 Dump Truck.

Motion by Craig DuMond to authorize Highway Superintendent to explore the purchase of the 2001 Dump Truck and purchase if it will be in the best interest for the Town, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

NEW BUSINESS:

Craig said that the NYS Unified Court System has requested the Board to audit the Town Justice’s books; Craig said they would be looked at as soon as the State gives the Town an instrument to perform the audit. 

 

COMMITTEE REPORT:

1. Mike reported that the Town Hall is moving right along and is waiting for all lines to be put in the walls so the sheet rock can go up.

The Board agreed to have the corner stone just reflect the date of 2011 inscribed. 

Craig again thanked the Highway supt. and crew for all their help on the work they have done on the Town Hall and all the money that was saved from them doing this.

2. George read the CEO report for the month of August.

3. George said he has met with the Union and will be requesting an executive session later in the meeting regarding negotiations. 

 

 

RECOMMENDED MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to schedule a public hearing for local law #1- Public Nuisance Law, on October 5, 2011 at 7:30p.m.; regular meeting to follow. Said meeting shall be advertised in the Walton Reporter and Tri-Town News. So moved by Kathy Ryan, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.
  2. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board direct the Town Clerk to schedule a public hearing for local law #2- Appointed Officer Residency Law, on October 5, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.; regular meeting to follow. Said meeting shall be advertised in the Walton Reporter and Tri-Town News. So moved by George Denys, seconded by Kathy Ryan, all in favor carried.

 

 

RESOLUTIONS:

1. Resolution # 16- NYS Town Justice Grant Application. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried. Copy attached.

 

SUPERVISORS REPORT:

Craig reported on a recent resolution on the County level that he voted against regarding an unfounded mandate regarding special needs transportation.  Craig stated that the County should be standing up against unfounded mandates and that other Counties should join us, however, cannot get the idea to gain traction with his peers. 

 

Motion by Mike Spaccaforno to pay all audited bills, seconded by George Denys, all in favor carried.

 

Motion by George Denys to go into executive session at 8:30 for contract negotiations, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried.

Motion by George Denys to out of Executive session at 9:20 and back into regular meeting, seconded by Mike Spaccaforno, all in favor carried

 

Craig gave the Board the following dates on the 2012 Budget.

9/1 Budget worksheets given to all departments.

9/20 Budget worksheets due to Account Clerk

9/30 Tentative Budget submitted to Town Clerk and Supervisor

10/5 Clerk to submit tentative budget to Board

10/19 Budget workshop at 7:30 p.m.

10/26 Put ad in paper for Public Hearing on the proposed budget on 11/2/2011

11/2 Public Hearing on the proposed 2012 budget at 7:30 p.m. regular meeting to follow.

 

 

GENERAL:

131. Del.Co. Dept. of Public Works                                                                     550.00

132. NYSEG 208.73

133. Time Warner Cable                                                                                      224.75

134. Time Warner Cable 224.75

135. NYSEG                         310.44

136. Frontier 92.91

137. Ken Dyn Ryder Valley       1000.00

138. Kortright Creek Financial 777.33

139. Village of Sidney 2500.00

140. Craig DuMond 33.47

141. Anne Warner 95.00

142. Laurie Burpoe                                                                                      700.00

143. Joe Reynolds 212.10

144. Drogens                                                                                                      3265.91

145. Laing Trucking 38.75

146. The Water Bottle                                                                                           24.00

147. Chuck Smith 8.80

148. Wal-Mart                                              86.35

149. Fisher Electric Co. 6300.00

150. The Rental Place                           26.00

151.Mike Spaccaforno 260.00

152. Hoag Contracting 7453.74

153. Steel Sales 479.32

154. Jess F. Howes 8807.26

                                                                                                                   _____________

33,679.61

 

HIGHWAY:

119. G&L Auto 23.98

120. Oliver’s Sales & SV LLC 101.70

121. Saunders Concrete 500.00

122. Tallmadge Tire 100.00

123. Thermg Sales & Service                                                                            180.50

124. Cobleskill Stone Products 19,276.15

125. Cobleskill Stone Products                     4782.54

126. Interstate Battery 299.85

127. Tractor Supply 193.91

128. Warrens Excavating 208.00

129. FleetPride 178.45

130. Mirabito                                                                                                  4472.80

131. Dags Auto Parts 111.65

132. The Village Closet Ltd                                                                               462.00

133. Warrens Excavating 405.60

134. Benfunk                                        299.74

135. Cook Brothers 55.44

136. Champlain                   14.93

137. E&R Pope 1309.00

138. Suit Kote 6010.92

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38,987.16

 

 

The meeting was adjourned at 9:26 p.m.

 

 

 

____________________________

Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

 

 

 

 

 STATE OF NEW YORK                                          October 5, 2011

COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE

 

 

The Public Hearing on the Proposed Local Law #1, 2011-Public Nuisance Law was called to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

PRESENT: ABSENT: George Denys

Supervisor: Craig DuMond

Councilmen: Mike Spaccaforno, Kathy Ryan, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

 

PUBLIC:

 Steve Tiska, Dave Barnes, Steve Roff, Abdushid, Elaine Bradish, Jeri Brayman, Curt Christensen, Chris Christensen, Ernest Keidel, Lynn Wilson (Assessor), Neita VanValkenburgh, Doug Earl, Everett Burrows, Mellissa Thomas, Laurie Burpoe, Judy Jackson (Justice), Neil Brayman, Lorriane Kelkeisen

 

Steve Roff spoke on the proposed law and said if the Town already has the NYS Codes and Ordinance in place why the change?. Craig said the Town will use both and the law is needed to take care of some of the problem properties which require more specific guidelines.  Craig said we have had numerous properties we have been dealing with for years to no avail and the new law will bring an end to this. 

Dave Barnes spoke on the law and this may give other Boards down the road a tool that may harm the Town. Dave spoke of problems about making noise while doing their job-there business. Jeri Brayman spoke of the same.

Craig said the Board is trying to come up with a way to clean up the Town and deal with problems that interfere with adjacent property owner’s rights while preserving property values etc.  Craig stated he is against zoning and this is not zoning.  Craig said he supports our remaining industries such as agriculture, bluestone and timber and wants to ensure laws do not restrict or interfere with these industries.  The Board agreed and it was decided to send the local law back to the attorney to be revised so that the language may not be misinterpreted and/or manipulated in the future. 

 

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