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Town of Hardenburgh
Regular Town Board Meeting
April 12, 2018 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Bellows, O’Reilly 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 O’Reillyled the Pledge of Allegiance.

MINUTES CORRECTION: MINUTES CORRECTION: Supervisor Fairbairnmoved to correct the minutes of the 3/8/18 Regular Meeting. Motion seconded by Councilman Schluter and passed with all in favor.Correction (of wrong name): the Lipsteins were appointed to the Ethics Committee. Supervisor Fairbairn moved to accept the 3/8 minutes as corrected. 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 Councilman Schluter 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 General #57-78 totaling $9,661.68, Highway #39-66 totaling $35,629.29 and New York Rising #3 for $7,592.45.

HIGHWAY BUSINESS:

A. Presentation by Highway Superintendent Storms. Discussion. Road brooming, repaving.

B. Discussion of personnel issue.

FEMA:

A. Stella DR-NY-4322 – believe all paperwork has been submitted 2/25, we have confirmation of receipt. Discussion.

B. Closure of many 4020 projects.

RISING COMMUNITY RECONSTRUCTION PROGRAM:

Awaiting acceptance from GOSR on generators. Should actually get these done this year. Discussion. High price.

DCSWCD:

Advance ingress/egress consent from Tuscarora owner was forwarded – Done. SMIP (Stream Maintenance Implementation Policy) goes for review and then to Committee. Discussion. One property (Beyea) did not grant ingress/egress.

BRIDGE NY:

Cannot meet application deadline. Discussion.

REVENUES:

A. Town Clerk monthly report March 2018, check for $322.00.

B. Tax penalties for late payment (March), check for $425.07.

C. Electronic receipt re. DR-NY 4020 PW 8303 final close-out - $108,717.28.

D. UC Sales Tax 12/2017 – 2/2018, check for $9,097.97.

E. From Zen Monastery, yearly donation for transfer station use, check for $1,105.00.

F. From Ulster County – Light Maintenance Contract for Winter Road Maintenance – check for $39,680.55.

FYI:

A. From UCRRA – re. 2017 MSW and Recycle Report.

B. Town’s insurance info. Discussion of liability coverage. The Town lacks an Employee Handbook. Supervisor Fairbairn, in the capacity of Supervisor/CFO, appointed Councilperson O’Reilly (a licensed insurance broker) to prepare an Employee Handbook for the Town of Hardenburgh. Discussion. Appointment accepted.

C. From CRC – re. Cross Mountain Crusher bike ride through Hardenburgh.

D. From CWC, re. septic rehabs, sewer grants and loans.

E. From Homeland Security, re. Single Audit Report.

JUSTICE: :

A. Justice Audit Report.

B. Justice Report, Dec. 2017 – no action.

C. From OSC, re. bill for Justice action.

SPEAK TIME: Quiet.

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 7:50 PM, which was seconded by Councilman Schluterand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Next meeting: Regular Meeting,May 10, 7 PM at Town Hall. Councilperson O’Reilly will be unable to attend.

Date: April 17, 2018

Thomas Delehanty, Town Clerk