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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
March 14, 2019 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Bellows and Schluter.
Also present: Highway Superintendent Charles Storms,Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM and Councilperson Bellowsled the Pledge of Allegiance.


Supervisor Fairbairn moved to correct the minutes of the 2/14/19 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 2/14 minutes as written. Motion seconded by Councilperson Bellowsand passed with all in favor.


Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to audit the bills, which was seconded by Councilperson Bellows and passed with all in favor. Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to accept the bills as audited, which was seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor. Vouchers approved for payment were Highway #32-57totaling $53,450.49 and General #43-57 totaling $5,800.44.

BRIDGE #2224240:

A. Meeting with Brinnier & Larios re. bridge project. Deletion of some aspects of project.

B. Community Rising is on board with shifting money from Alder Creek Generator Project.


A. From NYS DOT, County Rd. to Alder Creek intersection has been designated as 40 mph speed limit. County to erect signage.

B. New employee has been doing mechanical work. Proposed pay raise. Discussion.

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to authorize Wayne T. Somers Jr., Social Security number ending in XXXX (redacted) to receive a pay increase from $16.00 to $16.50 per hour, effective next full pay period.

Resolution seconded by Councilman Schluter.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 19-16 adopted


Information that DEC has permitted Project #1 (between Beyea bridge and Michael Fairbairn bridge).


A. February penalties on late tax payments, check for $563.26.

B. Town Clerk’s Report for February, check for $517.00.

C. From UC Dept. of Finance re. Sales Tax 10-12/18 and 1/19, check for $9,465.34.

D. From Zen Monastery, donation for use of transfer station, check for $1,100.00.


A. From NYS Dept. of Ag. & Markets, re. Saugerties Shelter - Satisfactory.

B. Annual extension of Tax Warrant.

C. Has it really come to this?

D. From CWC re. septic rehabs etc.


A. Change order – Archaeological Oversight, $7,505 additional cost (Bridges & Culverts, possible tribal remains near Beyea and Buerge).

B. Have decided to include Rider Hollow Highway Garage in Generator Project for only $6,000+. Discussion.

JUSTICE: nnual request for audit of Justice books sent to State Comptroller.


Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 7:59 PM, which was seconded by Councilperson Bellowsand passed with all in favor.

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

Date: March 16, 2019

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk