01-15-2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes

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NEW HAVEN TOWN BOARD MEETING

HELD JANUARY 15, 2019

 

CALL TO ORDER
Deputy Supervisor William Rombough called the monthly meeting for January 15, 2019 to order at 6:00 p.m. at the New Haven Town Hall. Roll call: Councilman Dan Barney, Councilwoman Mary Curcio, and Councilman William Rombough, present. Councilwoman Patricia Prosser and Supervisor Timothy Teifke absent. A moment of silence was observed in memory of Supervisor Teifke’s father Don Teifke. Motion by Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio, to accept the minutes as presented. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.

AUDIT OF TOWN BILLS Abstract ( Click to view document )
General bills: vouchers # 2 - 18 totaling $ 32,698.88, were duly audited.
Highway bills: vouchers # 1- 9, totaling $ 35,216.30, were duly audited.
Street Lighting bill: voucher #1, totaling $ 358.71, was duly audited.
Water District # 8 bill: voucher # 1, totaling $ 282.49, was duly audited.
Motion by Mary Curcio, second by Dan Barney, to accept the bills as presented and to authorize their payment. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.

OLD BUSINESS
Scriba Water Billing: Table.

NEW BUSINESS
Water District Update: The attached report on the progress on Water Service Area #7 and Water District #8 from Jay Berkman read. ( Click to view document )
Tug Hill Conference: Motion by Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio, to approve up to 10 town officials to attend the Tug Hill Conference in March. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried. ( Click to view document )
Budget Amendment: Motion by Mary Curcio, second by Dan Barney, to accept the attached budget resolution #DA1-2019. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried. ( Click to view document )
Fire Department New Member: Motion by Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio to approve Garret Snyder as a new member of the fire department. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried. ( Click to view document )

Union Contract: Motion by Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio to go into executive session at 6:12 to go into executive session to discuss negotiations for the union contract and information leaking from executive sessions. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.
Motion by Mary Curcio, second by Dan Barney to come out of executive session and re-enter regular session at 7:06. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried. No decisions were made in executive session. ( Click to view document )

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

Bob Parkhurst: stated that his salary and benefits are negotiated at budget time as required by law and it is not fair for the board to now try to take benefits away. He also stated that as an elected official the board is not his boss, and that it is his responsibility to assign work to his employees and make decisions on spending and what work will be done.

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 7:08 P.M by motion of Mary Curcio, second by Dan Barney. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.

REOPEN MEETING
The meeting was reopened by Deputy Supervisor, William Rombough at 7:08.
Special Meeting: Motion by Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio to hold a special meeting to vote on the union contract on January 17th at 6:00. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.

ADJOURNMENT
Meeting Adjourned: at 7:10 by motion of Dan Barney, second by Mary Curcio. Dan Barney, Aye; Mary Curcio, Aye; William Rombough, Aye. Carried.

Next Town Board meeting, February 19, 2019 - 6:00
Next Planning Board meeting, January 16, 2019 - 6:00
Next Comprehensive Plan meeting, February 6, 2019 - 7:00

 

Respectfully submitted,

Debra J Allen
New Haven Town Clerk

 

* Note – (The meeting scheduled for 1/17/2019 was postponed to 1/24/2019)