12-19-2017 Town Board Meeting Minutes

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NEW HAVEN TOWN BOARD MEETING

HELD DECEMBER 19, 2017

 

CALL TO ORDER

Supervisor Timothy Teifke called the monthly meeting for December 19, 2017 to order at 6:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Councilman Dan Barney, Councilwoman Curcio, Councilwoman Patricia Prosser, Councilman William Rombough, and Supervisor Timothy Teifke present. Motion by Patricia Prosser, second by Dan Barney, to accept the minutes as presented. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

AUDIT OF TOWN BILLS

General bills: vouchers #334-360, totaling $ 18,605.64, were duly audited. ( Click to view document )

Highway bills: vouchers #177-193, totaling $ 23,311.02, were duly audited.

Highway Equipment: Voucher # 176, totaling $ 49,587.97, was duly audited.

Street Lighting bill: voucher #338, totaling $ 343.66, was duly audited.

Water District # 7: vouchers # 55, 57, & 59 totaling $ 22,325.07, were duly audited.

Water District # 8: vouchers #56 & 58 totaling $ 3,662.69, were duly audited.

Motion by Patricia Prosser, second by Mary Curcio, to accept the bills as presented and to authorize their payment. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

OLD BUSINESS

Noise Ordinance: Nothing new to report. A representative from the sheriff’s office will be invited to the next meeting.

Boat Launch: a letter has been sent to the Scriba Town Board. We are waiting for a response.

Dog Law: The town clerk will check with the county to see if they will allow fines to be added to tax bills. Dan Barney suggested doing a dog enumeration. The town clerk will check on when it was last done and how we paid for it and report next month.

Personnel Committee: Motion by Dan Barney, second by Patricia Prosser, to appoint Julie Barney to the personnel committee. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

NEW BUSINESS

Water District Update: Jay Berkman gave the attached update on Water Service Area #7, Water District #8 and proposed Water Service Area #9. ( Click to view document )

Meter Pits: Motion by William Rombough, second by Mary Curcio, to approve the proposal of Highlander Construction for the purchase of 15 meter pits for Water Service Area #7 at a cost of $6,615.00 contingent on approval of Rural Development. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

Water District #8 Contract: Motion by Patricia Prosser, second by William Rombough to authorize the Town Supervisor to sign the contract with F Rizzo Construction for construction of Water District #8, contingent upon approval of the Town’s Attorney. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

Snow Removal Around Fire Hydrants: The need to keep fire hydrants clear was discussed. A graphic will be posted on the Town’s website encouraging residents to remove the snow from around the hydrants.

Budget Resolutions: Motion by Patricia Prosser, second by Mary Curcio, to accept the attached budget resolution # HW-1 2017 moving money to make the down payment on the new truck. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried. Motion by William Rombough, second by Patricia Prosser, to accept the attached budget resolution # A-6 2017 . Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried. Motion by William Rombough, second by Dan Barney, to accept the attached budget resolution # DA-3 2017. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried. Motion by Patricia Prosser, second by William Rombough, to accept the attached budget resolution # HI-1 2017. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried. Motion by William Rombough, second by Dan Barney, to accept the attached budget resolution # SW6-2 2017. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.( Click to view document )

Tobacco Free Policy: Correspondence was received from the Tobacco Free Network of CNY regarding a tobacco free policy. New York State law prohibits smoking in Town facilities, so no action was taken.( Click to view document )

American Legion: Dan Barney is working with the American Legion to help them come up with ways to make up for the loss of revenue from the town.

VISITORS

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed by visitors are their opinions and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Town or the Town Board.

Brandy Searor: is having a problem with the neighbor plowing snow across the road and burying the fire hydrant.

Mike Prosser: wished everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

REPORTS

Reports: Assessors, Code Enforcement Officer, Dog Control Officer, Town Clerk, and Supervisor reports to be posted.( Click to view document )

ADJOURNMENT

Meeting Adjourned: at 7:17 P.M by motion of Patricia Prosser, second by William Rombough. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye: Patricia Prosser, Aye; William Rombough, Aye; Timothy Teifke, Aye; Carried.

 

Year End/Organizational meeting, January 2, 2018 - 6:00

Next Town Board meeting, January 16, 2018- 6:00

Next Planning Board meeting, December 20, 2017 -7:00

 

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J Allen

New Haven Town Clerk