TOWN OF ESOPUS TOWN BOARD MEETING

                                              FEBRUARY 15, 2001

 

A meeting of the Town of Esopus Town Board was held on Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall on Broadway Port Ewen, New York with the following persons in attendance:

 

Supervisor Ray Rice

Councilman John Loughlin

Councilman Peter Beisel

Councilman Gloria VanVliet

Absent:        Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

Recording Secretary: Diane L. McCord, Town Clerk, RMC

 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Ray Rice at 7:30 PM.  The meeting opened with the Pledge to the Flag.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT: There was no public comment at this time.

 

1.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A CHANGE IN NYS RETIREMENT       ENROLLMENT

 

The authorization of enrollment in the 75-I portion of the New York State Retirement System applies to only Tier 1 and Tier 2 employees.  There is no cost to the town, however, there is a significant effect on the five Tier 1 employees enrolled.

 

New York State and Local Retirement Systems

Employees’ Retirement System

Police and Fire Retirement System

H. Carl McCall, State Comptroller

Gov. Smith State Office Building, Albany, N. Y. 12244

                                                                                      Location Code: 30561

 

Resolution Providing for Section 75-e; 75-g; 75-i.

 

At a meeting of the Town Board of Town of Esopus held at Port Ewen, New York, on February 15, 2001, Councilman Peter Beisel offered the following resolution:


“BE IT RESOLVED; that the Town Board of the Town of Esopus does hereby elect to provide the additional pension benefits of Section 75-e, 75-g 75-i of the Retirement and Social Security Law, as presently or hereafter amended.

 

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the effective date of such shall be the 19th day of February, 2001.”

 

**The effective date of the benefit cannot be prior to the date this resolution is “filed” with the Comptroller.

Documents mailed by the United States Postal Service registered or certified mail return receipt requested or express mail and ultimately received by the Retirement System will be considered received as of the

postmark date,                                                                                                                                                          

 

State of New York

 

County of Ulster

 

I, Diane L. McCord, clerk of the Town Board of the Town of Esopus of the State of New York, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing with the original resolution passed by such Town Board, at a legally convened meeting held on the 15th day of February 2001 on file as part of the minutes of such meeting, and that same is a true copy thereof and the whole of such original.  I further certify that the full Town Board consists of 5 members, and that 4 of such members were present at such meeting and that 4 of such members voted in favor of the above resolution.

 

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto                                    Seal

set my hand and the seal of the Town of Esopus

on this 15th day of February, 2001.

 

_______________________________

signature of clerk

 

The resolution must be adopted by the legislative body and be approved by any other body or officer required by law to approve resolutions of such legislative body.

 

The resolution was seconded by Councilman John Loughlin.

 


                                                             

Supervisor Ray Rice                                      Aye

Councilman John Loughlin                             Aye

Councilman Peter Beisel                                Aye

Councilman Gloria VanVliet                           Aye

Absent:        Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

2.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE 2001       BUDGET

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, in the County of Ulster, as follows:

 

WHEREAS, adjustments to the 2001 budget are required in order to properly reflect changes in certain accounts,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the transfer of the following amounts from the indicated accounts and Fund Balances to the indicated active accounts:

 

From: SF599          FD Fund Bal. $    27.82    SF3410.4 Work Comp PEFD

        17.96   SF3411.4                Rifton FD

        16.81   SF3412.4                St. Remy FD

4.86   SF3413.4                 So. Rondout

        19.41   SF3414.4                 Esopus FD

A1990          Conti.         27.58   A9040.8       Work. Comp.

DA599         Fund Bal.             37.32   DA9040.8    Highway Comp.

SS599          Fund Bal.               6.49   SS9040.8     PE Sewer

SW599        Fund Bal.               9.74   SW9040.8    PE Water

A1110.1       Justice Pers.    6,000.00    A1110.4       Justice Bailiff

A1990          Contingency      396.98    A8011.4       ZBA Contractual

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE.

 

Supervisor Ray Rice                            Aye

Councilman John Loughlin                   Aye

Councilman Peter Beisel                      Aye

Councilman Gloria VanVliet                 Aye

Absent:        Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

3.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ATTENDANCE AT THE TOWN       CLERK’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, in the County of Ulster, as follows:

 

WHEREAS, The Town Clerk’s Association will hold its annual meeting April 22-25th in Buffalo, New York,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the attendance of Town Clerk Diane McCord and Deputy Clerk Kristy Nelson, the expenses to be paid from the Town Clerk’s budget.

 

Resolution offered by Councilman Gloria VanVliet

Resolution seconded by Supervisor Ray Rice

 

Supervisor Ray Rice                            Aye

Councilman John Loughlin                   Aye

Councilman Peter Beisel                      Aye

Councilman Gloria VanVliet                 Aye

Absent:        Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

4.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF BILLS       RECEIVED SINCE THE JANUARY 16, 2001 TOWN BOARD MTG.

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, County of Ulster as follows:

 

WHEREAS, the Town of Esopus has been presented with vouchers for payment and these vouchers have been examined and approved by the Town Board,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following vouchers be approved for payment:

 

GENERAL FUND          #38-102                                    $14,117.34

HIGHWAY FUND                   #12-  35                                      23,664.33

STREET LIGHTING               #2                                                3,731.75

PORT EWEN SEWER             #16-  26                                        4,682.09

PORT EWEN WATER   #25-  53                                      29,425.01  

 

TOTAL........................................................................................$76,620.52

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL

 

Supervisor Ray Rice                          Aye

Councilman John Loughlin               Aye

Councilman Peter Beisel          Aye

Councilman Gloria VanVliet             Aye

Absent:       Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

5.  MOTION ACCEPTING THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY BOARD       MEETING

 

A MOTION WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY TOWN BOARD MEETING.  ALL TOWN


                                                             

BOARD MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

CORRESPONDENCE AND THE FOLLOWING REPORTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION:

 

Town Clerk’s Monthly Report dated January 2001

Town Clerk’s Yearly Report for 2000

Port Ewen Water & Sewer District Monthly Report dated January 2001

Port Ewen Water & Sewer Board dated February 12, 2001

Tax Collectors’ Monthly Statement dated February 9, 2001

Monthly Report of the Building Inspector dated January 2001

Monthly Report of the Building Inspector dated December 2000

Yearly Report of the Building Inspector for 2000

Planning Board Minutes dated January 25, 2001

Highway Dept. Report dated January 2001

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

Ira Weiner - West Park: Due to the untimely death of Building Inspector Peter Ungerland, Ira Weiner was curious to know how things were going in the Building Dept. and what are we doing to fill the position?  Supervisor Rice answered the town has established procedures.  Don Otis, Town of Gardiner Building Inspector will work Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and the City of Kingston will also do inspections.

 

Ira Weiner also asked who the town employees were who qualified under the Tier 1 and Tier 2 Retirement and Supervisor Rice answered Bob Koskie, John Meehan, Al Larkin, Orlando (Butch) Landi and Don Kiernan.

 

Supervisor Rice made the following statement:

 

“Ira, I understand that you made a comment on your program concerning

one of our economic development loans – Quote “Insider stuff going on here”.

“Ira, I realize that you’re the Town Republican Chairman and that this is

an election year and ordinarily I ignore your carping comments, but I can’t

sit by and listen to you impugn the integrity of our Economic Development

Committee.”

 

“The Town of Esopus Economic Development Committee is a completely

apolitical group of Town businessmen who have donated their time and

experience to our Town.  Their decisions have always been fair and above board and for you to imply that there is “insider stuff going on” is just more of your cheap campaign rhetoric and a real disservice to the volunteers on the committee.”

 

The members of the Town of Esopus Economic Development Committee include:

 

Steve DeSalvo                           Dave Parkhurst

Jim Dwyer                                Glen Kubista

Councilman Marshall Courtney

 

A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 7:45 PM WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE.  ALL TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Diane L. McCord

Town Clerk, RMC