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Town of Hardenburgh
Special Year-End Town Board Meeting
December 27, 2018 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Bellows and Schluter.
Also present: Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty, Matthew Sluiter (Sluiter Insurance), Susan O’Rorke (NYMIR), Peter Mahoney (Marshall and Sterling Insurance).

Supervisor Fairbairncalled the meeting to order at 7:00 PM and Councilperson Bellows led the Pledge of Allegiance.

BILLS:

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 #244-249 totaling $12,431.95 and General #210-215 totaling $3,909.08.

YEAR-END BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS: Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to accept the following budget transfers and appropriations:

General Fund

1.      Appropriate $15,550 cash surplus as follows:

a.       $ 500 to A1110.4, Justices, Contractual Expense;
b.      $ 500 to A1220.4, Supervisor, Contractual Expense;
c.       $ 500 to A1410.4, Town Clerk, Contractual Expense;
d.      $3,000 to A1420.4, Attorney, Contractual Expense;
e.       $2,000 to A1355.4, Assessor’s, Contractual Expense;
f.       $3,500 to A1620.4, Buildings, Contractual Expense;
g.       $ 350 to A1910.1, Unallocated Insurance;
h.      $1,000 to A3310.4, Traffic Control, Contractual Expense;
i.        $3,500 to A5132.4, Garage, Contractual Expense;
j.        $ 500 to A8160.1, Refuse/Garbage, Personal Services.

Highway Fund

1.      Appropriate $460,500 cash surplus as follows:
a.       $ 22,000 to DA5110.4, General Repairs, Contractual Expense;
b.      $300,000 to DA5112.2, Improvements, C. O.;
c.       $ 6,000 to DA5120.2, Bridges, Capital Improvement;
d.      $ 20,000 to DA5130.2, Machinery, Equipment;
e.       $ 55,000 to DA5130.4, Machinery, Contractual Expense;
f.       $ 2,000 to DA5140.4, Brush and Weeds, Contractual Expense;
g.       $ 20,000 to DA5142.1, Snow Removal, Personal Services;
h.      $ 35,000 to DA5142.4, Snow Removal, Contractual Expense;
i.        $ 500 to DA9030.8, Social Security.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Bellows.

Roll Call Vote: Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 18-33 adopted.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM: Supervisor Fairbairn offered the following Resolution:
WHEREAS: The Town of Hardenburgh is the Subrecipient of a Grant administrated by the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery (GOSR), and

WHEREAS: The Projects sponsored by this Grant were chosen more than five years ago,
and

WHEREAS: A back-up Generator Project for both Highway Garages and Town Hall were chosen as an impulsive choice, and 

WHEREAS: It is realized that the Generator Project in the case of the Highway Garages are redundant to their current capabilities,and 

WHEREAS: Our Town Hall has no kitchen nor bedding facilities and in times of disaster our community members can't access our structure, and

WHEREAS: In the interim, the Town had a "Red Flag" with closure imminent on Bridge #2224240 on Millbrook Road that requires a huge taxpayer expenditure.

BE IT RESOLVED THAT: The Town of Hardenburgh Grant Representative be authorized to negotiate with the Grant Administrators to move some or all of the Generator Grant monies to the repair of Bridge #2224240, thus saving hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars, and 

BE IT FINALLY RESOLVED THAT: This Resolution becomes effective upon its passage.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Bellows.

Roll Call Vote: Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 18-34 adopted.

INSURANCE: A.      Presentation by Sluiter Insurance. Discussion. B.      Presentation by Marshall & Sterling. Discussion. C.      Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution: WHEREAS, the Town of Hardenburgh is required by Town Law to have general liability insurance, BE IT RESOLVED, to retain Trident as 2019 general liability insurance providerand Shelter Point as 2019 disability insurance provider, both through Sluiter Agency.

Discussion.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Bellows.

Roll Call Vote: Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes Councilman Bill Schluter: Yes Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 18-35 adopted.

SPEAK TIME:Quiet.

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 8:43 PM, which was seconded by Councilman Schluter and carried with all in favor. Next meeting: Date: January 2, 2018___________________________________ Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk

Date: January 2, 2018

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk