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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
May 9, 2019 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:  Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Fairbairn, Shaver and Schluter.
Also present:Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty, Ben Fairbairn, Vince Prior, Mark Wilbur, Robert Utter, Linda Utter.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM and Councilperson Shaverled the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES CORRECTION:

Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 5/9/19 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluterand passed with all in favor.Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 5/9 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor.

BILLS:

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilperson Shaver and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilman Fairbairn and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were Highway #104-123totaling $42,283.21 and General #97-114 totaling $6,139.23.

HIGHWAY:

A. Employee discussion. Hiring. New employee at Alder Creek Rd.

B. Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to raise the salary of Foreman Kyle Brewer to $18.00 per hour, effective next pay period. Discussion.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Shaver.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilman John Fairbairn Yes
Councilperson Sherry Shaver: Yes
Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 19-20 adopted

BRIDGE #2224240:

A. Discussion. Awaiting final DEC review and GOSR engineer review.

B. Staying on top of review.

C. From NY Rising Community: preliminary numbers. Appears there will be sufficient money so as NOT to raise taxes. Discussion.

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW (BAR):Town Attorney has sent us necessary information to enact Local Law at July meeting.

REVENUES:

A. From Dungkar Gonpa Society, donation for use of Transfer Station, check for $1,100.00.

B. From Otsego Auto Crushers, scrap metal, check for $73.84.

C. From Ulster County, Winter Maintenance Contract, check for $17,346.05.

D. Town Clerkís Report for May, check for $115.00.

E. From Ulster County, sales tax 1-3/2019 check for $8,273.43 and mortgage tax 10/1/18-3/31/19 check for $2,533.08.

FYI:

A. From UC Personnel, re. CEO training change.

B. From CWC, septic rehabs, public education programs, loans, etc.

C. From UC Board of Elections: Primary Election 6/25, polls open noon-9 PM.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

Discussion on two bridges and Generators.

JUSTICE:

From NYS Comptroller - No Court action for the month of March.

SPEAK TIME:

A. Mark Wilbur spoke. Beaverkill Rd. in very bad condition from Zen Monastery to the end. Potholes, can only drive at 5 MPH, continuing to get worse. Discussion. Highway Dept. is shorthanded. Supervisor Fairbairn proposed putting 3 people (from both sides) together to make a crew. Alder Creek Rd. grader may have problems.

B. Linda Utter spoke on Highway Dept. wages. Discussion. See Resolution 19-20 above.

Supervisor Fairbairnmade a motion to adjourn at 7:49 PM, which wasseconded by Councilman Fairbairnand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Regular Meeting, July 11, 7 PM at Town Hall.

Date: June 16, 2019

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk