TOWN OF ESOPUS TOWN BOARD MEETING

APRIL 21, 2011

 

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Esopus Town Board was held on Thursday, April 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall 284 Broadway Port Ewen, New York with the following persons in attendance:

 

                                                Supervisor John Coutant

                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet

                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer

                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley

                                                Councilperson Kyle Barnett

 

                                                Administrative Recorder:  Diane L. McCord

                                                                                                    Town Clerk, CMC, RMC

 

Supervisor John Coutant called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

 

Pledge to the Flag

 

Public Comment:

 

Michael Minor 176 Minturn St. Port Ewen:  Mr. Minor wanted to talk about the several water main breaks that have occurred within his area over the last few years.  He has had problems with the water main breaks since he moved in eight years ago.  Each time the water main breaks the rust in the bottom of the line is stirred up.  Over the years he has replaced several pressure reducing valves along with other valves within his home.  This latest break caused the rusting of $200 worth of underwear. 

 

It has been suggested this was an “Act of God”, it was suggested the number of water main breaks in our town is comparable to surrounding towns.   To replace all the water lines, according to Supt. Kiernan, it would make it impossible for people to afford to live here.  His concern is if we keep saying it is the whole town with this problem, eventually we will not have a choice but to replace all the water lines.  The issue is we are not doing preventative maintenance.  We do not have to do the whole thing at once.  He has a neighbor who will be bringing in a

                                                                       

bill.  He is not going to bill us.  The lack of preventative maintenance will cause a lowering of his property value when he sells his house.  There are things that can be done a little better. 

 

Supervisor Coutant took exception that we have not invested in the infrastructure of the water system in the town and this is incorrect.  We put in a new water line down Rt. 9W, we are bonding for 1.5 million dollars to get the infrastructure resolved.  To say we are ignoring the infrastructure is not true.  To say there are problems with the infrastructure below the hill may be correct.  Where we go from this point forward I do not know.  To say we have not done anything I find offensive. 

 

Michael Minor did not mean to say we are ignoring the situation.  He was addressing statements made by Supt. Don Kiernan.  Technology is constantly changing.  We have our hands full of problems and everyone is in the same boat.

As a taxpayer he is saying we need to address this problem.  The issue may not be able to be corrected all at once. 

 

Councilperson Wayne Freer asked if the breaks had occurred over the last eighteen month period.  What is the time frame?  There have been breaks in the high pressure areas.   Mr. Minor said he was in the middle of the problem.  This is not the first time the laundry has been affected but it was the first time I was doing the laundry.  Councilperson Freer will ask Supt. Don Kiernan for more information. 

 

Supervisor Coutant said we finally closed on the property going up to Snake Hill.  That property will be used to place another water tank eventually to reduce the pressure within the system.  When the Planning Board did the condos on Connelly Road a loop was put in to relieve the pressure in that area.  Councilperson Freer said they went to work on the funding for Snake Hill and we did not qualify for grants because the per capita rate was too high.  The water district is small and the rest of the town could not be liable for the cost that the system.

 

 

 

                                                                       

Carl Befiglio – Ulster County Legislative District Representative:  He wanted to remind the Town Board of the PDF file on Golden Hill which he sent to them in which the decision to privatize or keep Golden Hill will be up to the Legislature according to the Ulster County Attorney.  It will not be voted on by the public.  Although the Town Board is not directly responsible for Golden Hill, it is our constituents that are calling and stating they are in favor of keeping Golden Hill as a county owned and run facility.  At this time Golden Hill has a fund balance of five million dollars. 

 

The other issue Leg. Belfiglio mentioned is the Commission on Reapportionment a body who is responsible for cutting down the size of the Ulster County Legislature from thirty-three members to twenty-three members.  How the legislative districts will be divided has not been decided, however, whatever changes are made, if Legislator Belfiglio is elected again he will still represent all the people in the Town of Esopus.

 

A Motion to adjourn this portion of the Town Board Meeting in order to hold a Public Hearing was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer and seconded by Supervisor John Coutant at 8:01 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

A Motion to open a Public Hearing to present the MS4 Annual Report for the Town of Esopus was made by Supervisor John Coutant and seconded by Councilperson Gloria VanVliet at 8:02 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

 

1.  PUBLIC HEARING ON MS4

The following Public Hearing Notice was printed in the Daily Freeman on Monday, April 11, 2011 as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

           

The MS4 Report is available for review in the Town Clerks’ Office.

 

A Motion to adjourn the Public Hearing was made by Supervisor John Coutant and seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley at 8:05 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

2.  PUBLIC HEARING ON DOUGLAS DONAHUE PROPERTY

 

A Motion to open a Public Hearing on the Douglas Donahue Property 107 Herriman Street was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer and seconded by Supervisor John Coutant at 8:05 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

The following letter was written to Douglas Donahue:

 

February 9, 2011

 

To:  Douglas Donahue

        484 Delaware Avenue

        Kingston, New York   12401

 

Re:  Unsafe structure pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Town of Esopus Code and Section 107 of the Property Maintenance Code of NY State

 

Pursuant to Chapter 59 Unsafe Buildings of the Town of Esopus Code, you are hereby notified that the dwelling located at 107 Herriman St., Port Ewen is hereby declared unsafe and dangerous for occupancy.

 

As a result of a fire on September 25, 1999 and a visual inspection, it has been determined by this department that the structure located at 107 Herriman St. is unsafe and dangerous to the public.  The structure is structurally unsound with numerous property code violations including but not limited to defective roof,

 

                                                           

 

siding, stairs, porch, windows etc.  For lack of maintenance the structure is beyond repair and must be removed.

 

Pursuant to Chapter 59 of the Town of Esopus Code and the Property Maintenance Code section 107 and 108 of the State of New York, you are hereby notified to remove the structure by April 14, 2011.  If you fail to respond by the aforesaid date, the Town will move forward pursuant to Chapter 59 and commence action for removal of the structure.

 

Pursuant to Sec. 59-4 a hearing will be held before the Town Board on April 21, 2011 at 7:30 pm at the Town of Esopus Town Hall located at 284 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY   12466 to determine whether you have complied with the order to remedy and removed the premises.

 

Pursuant to Sec. 5-5 if, in the determination of the Town Board, you have failed or refused to remediate the premises as required by this Notice and the order to remedy, the Town may take action to remove the structure on the premises immediately following the notice without further notice.

 

Pursuant to Sec. 59-6 any costs incurred by the Town of Esopus to remove the structure, including any costs in connection with the proceedings before the Town Board, will be assessed against the premises.

 

You have the right to hire counsel and have counsel present on the date of the hearing.  You should be prepared to present whatever evidence you believe is relevant regarding the condition of the premises.

 

Timothy Keefe

Building Inspector

 

Cc:  Supervisor Coutant

       Town Board

       Attorney Kellar, Esq.

 

                                                                       

 

 

Michael Minor:  Does this include removing the boat and the car on the same property?  This may be another issue.

 

Building Inspector Tim Keefe:    On Sept. 25, 1999 there was a structural fire on this property.   Orders to remedy were served.  Nothing has ever happened.  Several complaints were received and orders to remedy were again issued without a response.  Certified letters were sent on May 13, 2010, Feb. 10, 2011 and Mar. 10, 2011.  The Building Inspector personally served Mr. Donahue’s house in Kingston and placed the order to remedy under the door.

 

Councilperson Wayne Freer:  Councilperson Freer asked the Building Inspector for his opinion, do you feel that the building is unsafe?  Yes, it is unsafe.  Is the building beyond repair and does it need to come down?  Yes.  The Building Inspector had copies of the orders to remedy for the Town Board’s inspection.

 

Hearing no objection and hearing the building is unsafe and beyond repair Councilperson Wayne Freer made a Motion to state the building at 107 Herriman St. in Port Ewen be removed and this Motion was seconded by Supervisor John Coutant.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.  

 

A Motion to close the Public Hearing was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer and seconded by Councilperson Gloria VanVliet at 8:14 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Coutant stated we can now officially remove the building. 

 

A Motion to reopen the Town Board Meeting was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer at 8:14 PM and seconded by Councilperson Kyle Barnett.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

Supervisor Coutant said we just had a public hearing on the Donahue building.  Building inspector Tim Keefe said he had three estimates for the removal of the building:

 

                                                           

 

Dan’s Excavating and Construction, Inc.

441 Rt. 9W

P O Box 004

Port Ewen, New York   12466                                                                $10,000.00

 

Washington Estate Transport, Inc.

51 Josephine Avenue

Rosendale, New York   12472                                                                  $9,450.00

 

Dustin Wilber

Excavation & Construction, Inc.

4892 State Rt. 212

Willow, New York   12495                                                                         $9,200.00

 

There was discussion concerning the bids.  Washington Estate will include the water and sewer lines will be properly disconnected but the cost is $150 higher.

The Building Inspector said the other bids would include the disconnection of the water and sewer lines.  Supervisor Coutant concluded they would all do the same thing.  The Building Inspector will review the bids and approval will be given to Tim Keefe to hire the contractor.

 

A Motion to give approval to the Building Inspector to hire the contractor for the demolition of the building at 107 Herriman Street was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer at a cost of $9,450 and Councilperson Donna McAuley seconded the Motion.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

Washington Estate Transport may have given a lower fee because they have included the three motor vehicles on said property be deposed upon the Town’s request.  There is an abandoned vehicle law that must be adhered to so this will be taken out of the equation.

 

Fred Zimmer:  Does the Legislature vote on redistricting.  Yes.  So, thirty three people vote to get rid of some of their own jobs?  Yes.

 

 

 

 

                                                                       

3.  Town of Esopus Library Request

 

The Town Board received a letter from Jane Minor a Trustee of the Town of Esopus Library requesting the Library on Saturday, Oct. 15th be allowed to exonerate the fees for use of the Town of Esopus Community Room.

 

 A Motion was made by Supervisor John Coutant and seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley to waive the fee for use of the Town of Esopus Community Room for the Town of Esopus Library Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 15th, 2011.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

4.  Resolution – Peddler’s License

 

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE

PEDDLING AND SOLICITING LICENSE

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, in the County of Ulster, State of New York the following:

 

WHEREAS, Charles Bono has applied for a Peddling and Soliciting License,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Esopus Town Board authorizes issuance of a license from April 21, 2011 to April 20, 2012.

 

Resolution offered by:  Supervisor John Coutant

Resolution seconded by:  Councilperson Gloria VanVliet

 

                                                Supervisor John Coutant                                    Aye

                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet             Aye

                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer                 Aye

                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley                       Aye

                                                Councilperson Kyle Barnett                  Aye

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

The normal $50 fee for this permit was waived due to Mr. Bono having been a County certified veteran.

 

5.   Resolution – Municipal Clerks Week

 

Be it Resolved, the Town of Esopus Town Board recognizes Municipal Clerk Week

May 1 – May 7, 2011 and

 

Whereas, Municipal Clerks are sworn to uphold the constitutional government and laws of their community,

 

Whereas, Municipal Clerks are sworn to conduct public and private life as an example to their fellow citizens,

 

Whereas, Municipal Clerks impart their professional standards of quality and integrity through the administration of their office being ever mindful of their neutrality and impartiality, rendering equal service to all and

 

Whereas, Municipal Clerks strive to constantly improve the administration of the affairs of their office through sound management practices to produce continued progress and so fulfill their responsibilities to their community,

 

Be it Resolved, the Town Board of the Town of Esopus recognizes the position of the office of Municipal Clerk today and takes pride in declaring this to be Municipal Clerk Week May 1 through May 7th.

 

Resolution offered by Supervisor John Coutant

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley

 

                                                Supervisor John Coutant                                    Aye

                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet             Aye

                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer                 Aye

                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley                       Aye

                                                Councilperson Kyle Barnett                  Aye

 

                                                           

Resolution duly adopted.

 

6.  Introduction of Local Law titled Chapter 96 Grass, Weeds & Noxious Vegetation

 

Supervisor John Coutant commented we have had a problem in the Town of Esopus involving abandoned and/or unoccupied structures where the unkempt grass, weeds and noxious vegetation have devalued the surrounding properties.

Therefore, the following local law is being introduced:

 

Chapter 96

 

Grass, Weeds & Noxious Vegetation

 

96-1   Excessive growth prohibited

96-2   Duty of Owner or Occupant

96-3   Notice of Violation

96-4   Penalties for Offense

96-5   Severability

96-7   When effective; repealer

(HISTORY>  Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Esopus as Local Law No.

3 in 2011)

 

96-1   Excessive growth prohibited:

 

The owner, or occupant, or tenant, or operator, or person in control as the case may be, of any vacant, unoccupied, abandoned building or parcel of land within the Town of Esopus shall comply with the following:

 

            A.        The premises shall be properly maintained and landscaped.  Lawns

or other ground cover, including grass, weeds, or other rank, poisonous or noxious vegetation shall be kept trimmed to a height of no greater than ten inches.  Hedges, bushes, and shrubs located within a front yard setback shall be maintained at a height no greater

than 3 ½ feet.  Hedges, bushes, and shrubs, located within a side or rear yard setback shall be maintained at a height no greater than eight feet.  All lawns, hedges, bushes, and shrubs shall be kept from becoming overgrown and unsightly where exposed to public view and where the same constitute a blighting condition or factor that may depreciate the value of adjoining and nearby property, or which may impair the appearance of the neighborhood.

 

96-2   Duty of Owner or Occupant

 

On any residential, nonresidential, or mixed-use premises, any owner, tenant or occupant or person in control of any premises which has been determine to be in violation of this chapter shall cure or remove such violation when ordered to do so by the Building Inspector or subordinate with code enforcement authority within five days of the service of written notice as provided by Subsection 96-3 below.

 

96-3   Notice of Violation

 

All written notices under this section shall either be served on the owner, tenant or occupant or person in control of any property located within the Town of Esopus and by mailing a copy of such notice by certified mail to the owner, tenant or occupant or person in control of property as shown on the current assessment records of the Town, or by posting a copy of such violation notice upon the front

portion of the property or upon the main structure and by mailing a copy of such notice by certified mail to the owner of the property as shown on the current assessment records of the Town.

 

96-4   Enforcement Procedures & Penalties

 

The Building Inspector and Zoning Enforcement Officer of the Town of Esopus are authorized to enforce this article and may order compliance by the following procedure:

 

A violation of this chapter or regulation is hereby declared to be an offense, `punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a period not to

exceed 15 days, or both.  Each 24 hours during which a violation shall continue constitutes a separate and distinct violation within the meaning of this chapter.  However, for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, violations of this chapter or regulations shall be deemed

 

violations and, for such purpose only, all provisions of law relating to violations shall apply to such offenses.

 

A.        In addition to any other remedies set forth herein authorizing the Town to enforce the provisions of this chapter, establishing penalties, and setting forth additional remedies, the person charged with the responsibility to enforce the provisions of this chapter may impose a civil fine or agree to a civil fine not to exceed $1,000 per 24 hour period for each 24 hour period of the violation.  If said civil fine is imposed, then the alleged violator may appeal to the Town Board.

 

96-5   Public Hearing

 

Upon the failure of an owner, tenant or occupant or person in control with notice to correct a condition complained of, the Town Board shall hold a public hearing.  The public hearing shall be held upon notice posted conspicuously on the affected property and forwarded to the last known address of the property owner, as it appears on the current assessment records of the Town, by certified mail, return receipt requested.  Posting and service of such notice shall not be less than 10 days prior to the date of the public hearing.

 

A.        The Town Board, after a public hearing as provided by Subsection 96-5, may cause the trimming of any lawns and the trimming and/or removal of any hedges, bushes, and shrubs from any premises within the Town of Esopus, upon the failure of such owner, tenant or occupant to comply with any requirements and/or conditions of the Town Board.  Said removal may be performed by the Town of Esopus or by its designee, or agent, including a private contractor.  The Town

Board shall ascertain the cost of the proceeding and the costs of removal, and assess such expense, plus a twenty five percent fee for administration and overhead, against the owner of record of the property.  Thereupon said charges shall become and be a lien upon

the property on which the removal was performed as shall be added to and become and form a part of the taxes next to be assessed and levied upon such lot or land and shall bear interest at the same rate as taxes and shall be collected and enforced by the same officer in the same manner as taxes levied and assessed against such property.

 

B.        The trimming of any lawns and the trimming and/or removal of any hedges, bushes, and shrubs shall not operate to excuse such owner, tenant or occupant from property maintaining the premises as required by this chapter, and such owner, tenant or occupant shall, notwithstanding such action, be subject to any other penalties as provided for herein.

 

96-6   Severability

 

If any provision, paragraph, word, section or article of this chapter is invalidated by any court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining provisions, paragraphs, words, sections and articles shall not be affected and shall continue in full force and effect.

 

96-7   When effective; repealer

 

All other chapters, ordinances or local laws and any part thereof which are inconsistent or conflict with any part of this chapter are hereby repealed to the extent of any inconsistency or conflict. 

 

A Public Hearing will be held on Local Law No. 3 for 2011 at 7:15 on May 19th.

 

7.  Johnson Water Bill (meter monitored daily) 

 

Mrs. Johnson had a water leak on the outside of her home which went undetected causing her bill to escalate to $4,489.  She is on a fixed income.  There

is no way she could pay this bill and without payment she would lose her home.  The leak has been repaired.  The Supervisor suggested that we have the Supt. Don Kiernan average the last twelve months of bills and issue a new bill.  Councilperson Wayne Freer wondered about future bills?  We have an unfortunate situation but,  he was unsure of what to do.  If the building is sold at some other time we could get our money back.  Councilperson Gloria VanVliet did not want to set a precedent.  Supervisor Coutant said the Town Board has complete jurisdiction to resolve the matter.  Councilperson Kyle Barnett commented the Town Board would have to place a lien on the Johnson home to get our money back.  Councilperson VanVliet suggested a repayment plan.  Supervisor Coutant said if the bill is not paid at the end of the year it will go on the taxes.  Councilperson Donna McAuley would like to exonerate the bill but with the stipulation this will not be done again.  Legislator Belfiglio said we lose thousands of gallons of water if we have a water break.

 

Supervisor John Coutant made a Motion for the Town Board to relieve the $4,489 Port Ewen Water and Sewer District bill for Jean Johnson on Broadway in Port Ewen and take an average of the last twelve month period and bill accordingly.  Councilperson Kyle Barnett seconded the Motion stating he could appreciate the concern that a precedent was being set, however, the leak has been corrected and an average bill is appropriate.  Councilperson Gloria VanVliet believed a precedent was being set.  Councilperson Wayne Freer felt strongly we should relieve Mrs. Johnson of part of the bill, however, he was concerned with the future and the possibility of this happening again.

 

                                                Supervisor John Coutant                                    Aye

                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet             No

                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer                 No

                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley                       Aye

                                                Councilperson Kyle Barnett                  Aye

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

8.  Resolution – Smoking

 

Ulster County requested the Town Board pass a non-smoking resolution. 

 

 

SMOKING RESOLUTION

 

Whereas, smoking is responsible for premature deaths of over 44,000 Americans each year from lung cancer, heart disease, respiratory illness and other diseases; and

 

Whereas, secondhand smoke is responsible for over 50,000 deaths among nonsmokers each year; and

 

Whereas, 80% of smokers started smoking before the age of 18, and the average initiation age is 12 years old; and

 

Whereas, everyday an estimated 3,900 young people under the age of 18 try their first cigarette and one-third of these children will die prematurely from tobacco related illnesses; and

 

Whereas, to help role model non-smoking behavior to children and youth; to provide children, youth and their families with a safe, smoke-free environment;

 

Therefore, the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, New York hereby resolves as follows:

 

Tobacco-free zones shall be established in the immediate sections of all Town parks having playground and sports field areas.  These areas shall be properly signed and the use of any tobacco products shall be prohibited within 25 feet of the boundary of the zone.  The Town Clerk shall certify to the adoption of the resolution.  This resolution will become effective on November 1, 2011.

 

Resolution offered by Councilperson Kyle Barnett

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Wayne Freer

 

                                                           

                                    Supervisor John Coutant                                    Aye

                                    Councilperson Gloria VanVliet             Aye

                                    Councilperson Wayne Freer                 Aye

                                    Councilperson Donna McAuley                       Aye

                                    Councilperson Kyle Barnett                  Aye

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9.  Resolution – Highway Superintendent School

 

Resolution to Allow

Highway Superintendent to Attend

2011 Highway School in Ithaca

 

Whereas, the Town of Esopus Highway Superintendent Alan Larkin has requested to be allowed to attend the 2011 Highway  School in Ithaca, New York from June 6th – June 8, 2011.  Registration fee will be $90.00 per person and the cost of lodging will be $119.95 per night at the Holiday Inn in Ithaca.

 

Therefore, Be it Resolved, that the Town Board of the Town of Esopus, County of Ulster, State of New York, gives their authorization to Supt. Alan Larkin to attend the 2011 Highway School in Ithaca, New York from June 6 – June 8, 2011.

 

Resolution offered by Supervisor John Coutant

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley

 

                                    Supervisor John Coutant                                    Aye

            `                       Councilperson Gloria VanVliet             Aye

                                    Councilperson Wayne Freer                 Aye

                                    Councilperson Donna McAuley                       Aye

                                    Councilperson Kyle Barnett                  Aye

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

10.  Birchez

 

A proposal has been made by Birchez Attorney Nadine Shadlock for a Global Settlement on a lawsuit submitted by Steve Aaron.  The Town Board will have our Attorney Paul Kellar review said settlement.  This would be a settlement on the following three issues:

 

1.  Assessments

2.  Road Dedication

3.  Lot Line Adjustment

 

Planning Board Fred Zimmer suggested taking the lot line adjustment out of the equation.  Councilperson Kyle Barnett will check with our Attorney Paul Kellar on this matter.  Councilperson Gloria VanVliet, the Planning Board liaison, suggested we accept items number one and two and then Mr. Aaron can go back to the Planning Board for the lot line adjustment.  Councilperson Barnett wanted to settle so we could free up the certiorari case. 

 

A Motion was made by Councilperson Wayne Freer and seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley to submit this proposed settlement to Attorney Paul Kellar.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

11.  Budget Adjustments

 

  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING BUDGET ADJUSTMENTS

APRIL 2011

 

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 budget adjustments and the adjustments have been examined and approved by the Town Board,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following budget adjustments be approved for payments:

 

DA.0599.000                       FUND BALANCE                                DA.5142.4 SNOW REMOVAL                       $ 1,478.48

AO.0599.000                       FUND BALANCE                                AO.9050.8 UNEMPLOYMENT INS.             $    821.33

               

               

Resolution offered by Supervisor John Coutant

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Kyle Barnett

 

                                                                Supervisor John Coutant                              Aye                       

                                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet                  Aye

                                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer                       Aye

                                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley                 Aye

                                                                Councilperson Kyle Barnett                        Aye

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

 

 

 

 

 12.  Payment of Vouchers

 

PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

APRIL 2011

 

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,

 

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

 

 

General Fund                                    111165-111229                                                                  $  34,548.61        

Highway Fund                                   112059-112080                                                                  $  26,614.49

Capital Fund                                     

Street Lighting                                  116004                                                                                  $    5,720.24

Port Ewen Sewer                             113042-113062                                                                  $113,735.96

Port Ewen Water                             114068-114100                                                                  $  28,605.12

 

Total ………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$209,224.42

 

 

Resolution offered by Supervisor John Coutant

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley

 

                                                Supervisor John Coutant                              Aye

                                                Councilperson Gloria VanVliet                  Aye

                                                Councilperson Wayne Freer                       Aye

                                                Councilperson Donna McAuley                 Aye

                                                 Councilperson Kyle Barnett                       Aye

                                                                .

 

Resolution duly adopted.

 

13.  Approval of Minutes

 

A Motion to approve the previous months minutes was made by Councilperson Gloria VanVliet and seconded by Councilperson Donna McAuley.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

 

 

 

14.  Communications and Reports of Committees

 

The communications and reports of committees are on file for review in the Town Clerks’ Office.  The following reports were received:

 

Town Clerks’ Monthly Report dated March 2011

Supervisors’ Monthly Report dated April 2011

Building Inspectors’ Monthly Report dated March 2011

Assessors’ Monthly Report dated April 13, 2011

Planning Board Minutes dated March 24, 20011

 

A Motion to adjourn the meeting was made by Councilperson Kyle Barnett and seconded by Councilperson Wayne Freer at 9:30 PM.  All Town Board Members voted in favor.  Motion Carried.

 

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,

 

 

 

                                                                        Diane L. McCord

                                                                        Town Clerk, CMC, RMC