TOWN BOARD MEETING
 JULY 18, 2002

A regular meeting of the Town of Esopus Town Board was held on Thursday, July 18, 2002 at the Town Hall on Broadway in Port Ewen, New York with the following persons in attendance:

Supervisor Ray Rice
Councilman Marshall Courtney
Absent: Councilman John Loughlin
Councilman Gloria VanVliet
Councilman Wayne Freer

Recording Secretary: Diane L. McCord, RMC
    Town Clerk

Scenic Hudson Representatives: Seth McKee
                                                                                          Kathryn Daniels
                                                                                          Rachel Jaffe

Pledge to the Flag.  Supervisor Rice called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

There is insect repellant available in the Town Clerk’s Office provided by the Ulster County Health Department.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Barbara Patrick - Esopus: Barbara Patrick asked if there was any word on the trio that drowned at the Sleightsburgh Park.  Supervisor Rice stated the Town did received a Notice of Claim, however, as of this date there is was no summons.

STATEMENT FROM SUPERVISOR:

“Esopus is a very special place–and one of the things that makes it special to me are the number of our residents who are willing to volunteer their time for the betterment of our community.  Our community is very dependent on volunteers –we depend on our five volunteer fire companies, our volunteer ambulance squad, and our volunteer Town Boards – our Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals, Recreation Board, Waterfront Advisory Board, Environmental Board, Economic Development Committee – it’s a long, long list.

Think about what would happen to all our youth programs if it weren’t for all our volunteers – no Little League – no Basketball Leagues – no Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts or Brownies.  It would be very bleak without all those volunteer programs.

Our volunteers run the gamut in age - from 90 years young, Marian Sahler at the Klyne Esopus Museum to Cub Scouts.

Derrick Bruhn of Cub Scout Pack 26, collected food for needy families in the Town of Esopus.  His effort was quite successful – the food that he collected was delivered by our Town Clerk to the Robert Graves School Nurse for distribution.

Derrick, this is your introduction to volunteering for your community – I hope you are still volunteering to improve your community when you are 90 like Mrs. Sahler.”

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTIONS:

1.  RECOGNITION OF VOLUNTEER EFFORTS OF DERRICK BRUHN

A Certificate of Recognition was presented to Derrick Bruhn of Cub Scout Pack 26 by Supervisor Ray Rice.

2.  PRESENTATION BY SCENIC HUDSON OF A DRAFT REPORT OF A       STRATEGY FOR HERITAGE AND RECREATIONAL NETWORKING       IN THE TOWN OF ESOPUS

Supervisor Ray Rice made the following introduction:

“Seth McKee, Kathryn Daniels, and Rachel Jaffe from Scenic Hudson are here this evening to explain and answer questions about their draft report of a Strategy for Heritage and Recreational networking in the Town of Esopus.  Our Town is blessed with many historic, cultural, scenic, and recreational assets – unfortunately, they aren’t very well publicized – I’m sure a lot of our own residents are unaware of some of these assets – and I’m even more sure that many of our assets are presently overlooked by tourists.  I think most would agree that this is a problem and this study attempts to proposed some solutions to this problem.”
 
Seth McKee - Scenic Hudson: Scenic Hudson is a 38 year old non-for-profit conservation agency based in Poughkeepsie enhancing the scenic, natural and historic and recreational and agricultural resources in the Hudson River Valley.  The agency has protected land through outright purchase, land conservancy, or donation some 17,500 acres.  After living in Esopus for several years, Seth McKee is amazed at the pride the citizens have in their natural beauty.  Effort is needed to be made to link together the assets in the Town and tell the story of Esopus.  Seth listed the following assets including:

Black Creek Preserve
Esopus Meadows Reserve on River Road and the associated Environmental
Center run by Clearwater right next to Lighthouse Park
Shaupeneak Ridge
Sleightsburgh Park

In protecting these sights it is only natural to link them together as the next step.
Scenic Hudson applied to Greenway Conservancy in the Hudson River Valley and they were kind enough to provide a grant to link these assets together.  Scenic Hudson thanks them for their support and for paying for the services of Kathryn Daniels who is a planner and she did a lot of research, interviewed the all the stake holders in the community, convened meetings and worked on the “Town of Esopus Strategy for a Heritage and Recreational Network”.  Rachel Jaffe was enlisted for her services, she is a summer intern from Harvard School graduate school of design.
She designed the brochure which is a tie in the Kathryn Daniels report.

Seth McKee thanked those who helped with this project including:

Supervisor Ray Rice
Klyne Esopus Museum
Town of Esopus Library
Hudson River Sloop Clearwater
John Burroughs Association
Town of Esopus Business Association
Sojourner Truth Library
Ulster County Dept. of Buildings and Grounds
Save the Esopus Lighthouse Commission

Seth McKee stated this was not the end of the process, Scenic Hudson recommends the Town gather public input on both the report and the brochure.

Kathryn Daniels was pleased to be able to present this report.  The purpose of the report is to reveal the secrets of the Town of Esopus.  The point of strategy is to
reveal what you have, promote what you have, and to give residents and visitors a reason to come here for a day or to come back over and over again. This is an action plan to enable projects and ideas to take effect.  A workshop was held in January and there was a brainstorming session and a number of opportunities were discussed.  There are a number of good programs with existing partnerships.  As a result of the workshop all the information was gathered into a strategy.  Long-term strategies include:
Responsible Party

Native American site archaeological research funding  -KEHSM
Native American site protection      KEHSM
Designate Black Creek Forest Preserve as Greenway
Water Trail Site       Scenic Hudson
Link Sleightsburgh Park w it Rondout Suspension Bridge Town
Kingston-Sleightsburgh Park Ferry    Town
Continued Assistance to Support Esopus Lighthouse SELC
Work with City of Kingston to remove inappropriate
Items along Rondout Creek     Town
Remove abandoned barges along Sleightsburgh Park Town

Mid Term Strategies include:

Interpretive signage/stations for Town    Town
Signage/Kiosks/Tourism Development Assistance through
NHA Program        Town
Freedom Trail Map Brochure     KEHSM, County
 Freedom Trail Interpretive Signage    KEHSM, County
Scenic Hudson
Esopus Meadows Point Preserve Interpretive Stations Scenic Hudson
Clearwater Summer Day Camp Program   Clearwater
Identify Tourist-Oriented Businesses in Weekend
Package Materials       EBA
Local Farmers Develop Corn Maze    EBA
   Regular Program at Slabsides     JBA
Freedom Trail Tour Schedule     KEHSM
Esopus Library -Esopus Lighthouse Partnership  Library, Clearwater
Esopus Library-Sloop Clearwater Partnership  SELC
Include Hudson River Cruises in Weekend Package Town
Include Rondout Waterfront Attractions in Weekend Pkg.  Town
Trail Linking Slabsides to Black Creek Forest Preserve JBA, Scenic Hudson, Town
Link Black Creek Forest Preserve with DEC Fishing Scenic Hudson
Trail linking Sleightsburgh Park to Town Beach  Town
River Road Bike Path      Town
New Trails on Public Utility Easement   Town
Formal Extension of River Road Scenic Byway to Port Ewen
Nominate Town Roads for State Scenic Byways Program Town
Update Comprehensive Plan to include Open Spaces Town
Create Slabsides Parking      JBA
Expand KEHSM Operating Hours    KEHSM, County
Additional Space for Library Services    Library, Town
Investigate Trail Maintenance Needs    Scenic Hudson
Town soccer field at Shaupeneak Ridge Entrance  Scenic Hudson,
Town
Participate in Local Watershed Management Upstream
from Black Creek Preserve     Scenic Hudson,
Town
Restore, Create Public Access to Esopus Lighthouse SELC
Clean Up Beach at Sleightsburgh Park   Town
Provide Picnic Tables, Play Area Sleightsburgh Park Town
Construct Bridges to Two Islands Sleightsburgh Park Town

 Short Term Strategies:

Perrines Bridge Directional Signage    County
Slabsides Directional Signage     JBA
Freedom Trail Directional Signage    KEHSM, County
Shaupeneak Ridge Directional Signage   Scenic Hudson
Black Creek Forest Preserve Signage    Scenic Hudson
Sleightsburgh Park Directional/Trailhead Signage   Town
Esopus Meadows Environmental Center Signage  Town
  Community Gateway Signage     Town
Esopus Meadows Point Preserve, Environmental
Center Lighthouse Park Combined Directional Signage Town, Scenic
Hudson, Clearwater
KEHSM Exterior Signage     KEHSM
Hudson River Valley Greenway recognize Sojourner Truth KEHSM, County
Hudson River Valley Greenway recognized Perrines Bridge KEHSM, County
Hudson River Valley Greenway recognize KEHSM KEHSM, County
All-purpose brochure re: Town’s Recreation/Heritage Scenic
Hudson River Valley Greenway recognizes Esopus Lighthouse SELC,                                                                                          County

Other Short-term Strategies can be found in the Town of Esopus Strategy For a Heritage and Recreational Network.

Rachel Jaffe presented maps including: Esopus Heritage & Recreational Site Map, Existing and Potential Land and Water Trails, Scenic and Historic Routes Along Existing Roads and Other Related Sites of Interest.

Supervisor Rice was very impressed with the wonderful job done with the maps and with the Strategy Report and he would be proud to present this to anyone.

Barbara Patrick asked if the Lighthouse were going to be moved 100 ft.?  Supervisor Rice answered he had no information on this, however, the title to the lighthouse will be transferred from the Coast Guard to the Save the Lighthouse Commission shortly.

Councilman Courtney complimented those present for their work on this report stating we were grateful for everyone who has given their input and especially to those that put the report together. There is one note the 914 area code and has been changed to 845.  Supervisor Rice further stated it will provide the impetuous for improved signage.  Kathryn Daniels disclosed a number of the recommendations are already listed in the Local Waterfront Revitalization Program and Master Plan.

Councilman Gloria VanVliet asked if the brochures would be distributed to Ulster County to pass out in their tourism sector or is it up to the Town?  The Town Hall, the Library, Ulster County Tourism and placed in a kiosk.  Councilman Courtney suggested they be placed in dinners, hotels, etc.  Councilman Freer suggested converting this information to a web site for there is a lot of potential.

Barbara Patrick suggested including the Town Beach and Marion Zimmer from the Waterfront Advisory Board believes this is a big omission.  There is also a trail at the park which was to adjoin Sleightsburgh Park.  Councilman Freer believes there are other sites which should also be included like the Perrines Park in Rifton.
Supervisor Rice considers George Freer Memorial Park is our finest park with a new playground.

Supervisor Rice announced at the next Town Board Meeting we should consider a Committee for signage and a decision should be made about the brochure.  Scenic Hudson will provide information on the cost of the brochure.  A draft copy of the brochure and the report will be on file in the Town Hall.  Public comments will be reviewed.  Once the comments are received Scenic Hudson will make the final copy.

3.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING ESTHER DEPPNER AS A PART-TIME       COURT CLERK

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

WHEREAS, Karen Bitonte has requested that she be allowed to work fewer hours as a Court Clerk,

WHEREAS, Justice Grieco has requested that we appoint Esther Deppner to the position of Clerk to his court,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board appoints Esther Deppner to the position of Clerk to Justice Robert C. Grieco’s Court.

Resolution offered by Supervisor Ray Rice
Resolution seconded by Councilman Marshall Courtney

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Absent: Councilman John Loughlin
Councilman Gloria VanVliet   Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

4.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ADOPTION OF AN             INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE TOWN

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

WHEREAS, the NYS Comptrollers Office requires that the Town adopt a written policy describing how town funds will be invested,

WHEREAS, the Town Supervisor has created a written investment policy which is acceptable to auditors from the Comptrollers Office and will be available for review in the Town Clerks Office and the Supervisors Office,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board adopts the attached investment policy.

Resolution offered by Councilman Gloria VanVliet
Resolution seconded by Councilman Marshall Courtney

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Absent: Councilman John Loughlin
Councilman Gloria VanVliet   Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

 INVESTMENT POLICY FOR THE TOWN OF ESOPUS

I.  SCOPE

This investment policy applies to all moneys and other financial resources available for investment on its own behalf or on behalf of any other entity or individual.

II.  OBJECTIVES

The primary objectives of the local government’s investment activities are, in priority order,
*to conform will all applicable federal, state and other legal requirements (legal):
*to adequately safeguard principal (safety);
*to provide sufficient liquidity to meet all operating requirements (liquidity); and
*to obtain a reasonable rate of return (yield).

III.  DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

The governing board’s responsibility for administration of the investment program is delegated to the Town Supervisor who shall establish written procedures for the operation of the investment program consistent with these investment
guidelines.  Such procedures shall include an adequate internal control structure to provide a satisfactory level of accountability based on a data base or records incorporating description and amounts of investments, transaction dates, and other relevant information and regulate the activities of subordinate employees.

IV.  PRUDENCE

All participants in the investment process shall seek to act responsibly as custodians of the public trust and shall avoid any transaction that might impair public confidence in the Town Board to govern effectively.

Investments shall be made with judgement and care, under circumstances the prevailing, which persons of prudence discretion and intelligence exercise in the management of their own affairs, not for speculation, but for investment, considering the safety of the principal as well as the probably income to be derived.

All participant involved in the investment process shall refrain from personal business activity that could conflict with proper execution of the investment program, or which could impair their ability to make impartial investment decisions.

V.  DIVERSIFICATION

It is the policy of the Town Board to diversify its deposits and investments by financial institution, by investment, instrument, and by maturity scheduling.

VI.  INTERNAL CONTROLS

It is the policy of the Town Board for all moneys collected by any officer or employee of the government to transfer those funds to the Town Supervisor within 30 days of deposit, or within the time period specified in law, whichever is shorter.

The Town Supervisor is responsible for establishing and maintaining an internal control structure to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that deposits and investments are safeguarded against loss from unauthorized use or disposition, that transactions are executed in accordance with management’s authorization and recorded properly, and are managed in compliance with applicable
laws and regulations.

VII.  DESIGNATION OF DEPOSITORIES

The banks and trust companies authorized for the deposit of monies up to the following maximum amounts are:

Depository Name  Maximum Amount   Officer

Fleet Bank   3 Million    Paul Wilson

Class    3 Million    Nancy Weiss

VIII.  COLLATERALIZING OF DEPOSITS

A In accordance with the provisions of General Municipal Law, $10, all deposits of Town of Esopus including certificates of deposit and special time deposits, in excess of the amount insured under the provisions of the Federal Deposit Insurance Act shall be secured.

1.  By a pledge of “eligible securities” with an aggregate “market value”, or provided by General Municipal Law, $10, equal to the aggregate amount of deposits from the categories designated in Appendix A to the policy.

2.  By an eligible “irrevocable letter of credit” issued by a qualified bank other than the bank with the deposits in favor of the government for a term not to exceed 90 days with an aggregate value equal to 140%  of the  aggregate amount of deposits and the agreed upon interest, if any.  A qualified bank is one whose commercial paper and other unsecured short-term debt obligations are rated in one of the three highest rating categories by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization or by a bank that is in compliance with applicable federal minimum risk-based capital requirements.

3.  By an eligible surety bond payable to the government for an amount at  least equal to 100% of the aggregate amount of deposits and the agreed upon interest, if any, executed by an insurance paying ability is rated in the highest rating category by at least two nationally recognized statistical rating organizations.

IX.  SAFEKEEPING AND COLLATERALIZATION

Eligible securities used for collateralizing deposits shall be held by (the depositary or third party) bank or trust company subject to security and custodial agreements.

 The security agreement shall provide that eligible securities are being pledged to secure local government deposits together with agreed upon interest, if any, and any costs or expenses arising out of the collection of such deposits upon default.  It shall also provide the conditions under which the securities may be sold, presented for payment, substituted or released and the events which will enable the local government to exercise its rights against the pledged securities.  In the event that the securities are not registered or inscribed in the name of the local government, such securities shall be delivered in a form suitable for transfer or with an assignment in blank to the Fleet Bank or its custodial bank.

The custodial agreement shall provide that securities held by the bank or trust company, or agent of an custodial for, the local government, will be kept separate and apart from the general assets of the custodial bank or trust company and will not, in any circumstances, be commingled with or become part of the backing for any other deposit or other liabilities. The agreement should also describe that the custodian shall confirm the receipt, substitution or release of the securities.  The agreement shall provide for the frequency of revaluation of eligible securities and for the substitution of securities when a change in the rating of a security may cause ineligibility. Such agreement shall include all provisions necessary to provide the local government a perfected interest in the securities.

X.  PERMITTED INVESTMENTS

As authorized by General Municipal aw, $11, the Town of Esopus authorizes the Town Supervisor to invest moneys not required for immediate expenditure for terms not to exceed its projected cash flow needs in the following types of investments:

*Special time deposit accounts;
*Certificates of deposit;
*Obligations of the United States of America
*Obligations guaranteed by agencies of the United States of America
  where the payment of principal and interest are guaranteed by the United
            States of America;
*Obligations of the State of New York;
*Obligations issued pursuant to LFL $24.00 or 25.00 (with approval of the    State Comptroller) by any municipality, school district or district corporation    other than the (unit of government);
*Obligations of public authorities, public housing authorities, urban renewal     agencies and industrial development agencies where the general State     statues governing such entities or whose specific enabling legislation    authorizes such investments.
*Certificates of Participation (COPs) issued pursuant to GML, $109-b,
*Obligations of this local government, but only with any moneys in a reserve    fund established pursuant to GML, 56-c, 6-d,6-e, 6-g, 6-h, 6-j, 6-k, 6-l, 6-m,    or 6-n.

All investment obligations shall be payable or redeemable at the option of the Town of Esopus within such time as the proceeds will be needed to meet expenditures for purposed for which the moneys were provided and, in the case of obligations purchased with the proceeds of bonds or notes, shall be payable or redeemable at the option of the Town Board within two years of the date of purchase.

XI.  AUTHORIZED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS AND DEALERS

The Town of Esopus shall maintain a list of financial institutions and dealers approved for investment purposed and establish appropriate limits to the amount of
 investments which can be made with each financial institution or dealer.  All financial institutions with which the local government conducts business must be credit worthy.  Banks shall provide their most recent Consolidated Report of Condition (Call Report) at the request of the Town of Esopus.  Security dealers not affiliated with a bank shall be required to be classified as reporting dealers affiliated with the New York Federal Reserve Bank, as primary dealers.  The Town Supervisor is responsible for evaluating the financial position and maintaining a listing of proposed depositories, trading partners and custodians.  Such listing shall be evaluated at least annually.

XII.  PURCHASE OF INVESTMENTS

The Town Supervisor is authorized to contract for the purchase of
investments:

1.  Directly, including through a repurchase agreement, from an authorized  trading partner.

2.  By participation in a cooperative investment program with another authorized governmental entity pursuant to Article 5G of the General Municipal Law where such program meets all the requirements set forth in the Office of the State Comptroller Opinion No. 88-46, and the specific program has been authorized by the governing board.

3.  By utilizing an ongoing investment program with an authorized tracking       partner pursuant to a contract authorized by the governing board.

All purchased obligations, unless registered or inscribed in the name of the local government, shall be purchased through, delivered to and held in the custody of a bank or trust company.  Such obligations shall be purchased, sold or presented for redemption or payment by such bank or trust company only in accordance with prior written authorization from the officer authorized to make the investment.  All such transactions shall be confirmed in writing to the Town of Esopus by the bank or trust company.  Any obligation held in custody of a bank o trust company shall be held pursuant to a written custodial agreement as described in General Municipal Law, $10.

The custodial agreement shall provide that securities held by the bank or trust company, as agent of and custodian for, the local government, will be kept separate and apart from the general assets of the custodial bank or trust company and will not, in any circumstances, be commingled with or become part of the backing for any other deposit or other liabilities.  The agreement shall describe how the custodian shall confirm the receipt, and release of the securities.

XIII.  REPURCHASE AGREEMENTS

Repurchase agreements are authorized subject to the following restrictions:

* All repurchase agreements must be entered into subject to a Master
             Repurchase Agreement.

* Trading partners are limited to banks or trust companies authorized to do
             business in New York State and primary reporting dealers.

* Obligations shall be limited to obligations of the United States of America
   and obligations of agencies of the United States of America where principal
  And interest are guaranteed by the United States of America.

*No substitution of securities will be allowed.

*The custodian shall be a party other than the trading partner.

 APPENDIX A
 Schedule of Eligible Securities

(i)   Obligation issued, or full insured or guaranteed as to the payment of principal  and interest, by the United States of America, an agency thereof or a United States government sponsored corporation.

(ii) Obligation issued or fully guaranteed by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the African Development Bank.

(iii) Obligations partially insured or guaranteed by any agency of the United States of America, at a proportion of the Market Value of the obligation that         represents the amount of the insurance or guaranty.

(iv) Obligations issued or fully insured or guaranteed by the State of New York,  obligations issued by a municipal corporation, school district or district        corporation of such State or obligations of any public benefit corporation which under a specific State statute may be accepted as security for deposit of public        moneys.

(v) Obligations issued by states (other than the State of New York) of the United States rated in one of the three highest rating categories by at least one        nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

(vi) Obligations of Puerto Rico rated in one of the three highest rating categories by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

(vii) Obligations of counties, cities and other governmental entities of a state other than the State of New York having the power to levy taxes that are back by the full faith and credit of such governmental entity and rated in one of the three highest rating categories by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating          organization.

(viii) Obligations of domestic corporations rated in one of the two highest rating  categories by at least one nationally recognized statistical rating organization.

 (ix) Any mortgage related securities, as defined in the Securities Exchange Act of  1934, as mended, which may be purchased by banks under the limitations  established by bank regulatory agencies.

(x) Commercial paper and bankers’ acceptances issued by a bank, other than the bank, rated in the highest short term category by at least one nationally  recognized statistical rating organization and have maturities of not longer than  60 days from the date they are pledged.

(xi) Zero coupon obligations of the United States government marketed as  “Treasury Strips”.

5.  MOTION ACCEPTING THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE TOWN BOARD
     MEETING

A MOTION WAS MADE BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JUNE TOWN BOARD MEETING.

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Absent: Councilman John Loughlin
Councilman Gloria VanVliet   Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye

Motion Carried.

6.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS   RECEIVED SINCE THE JUNE BOARD MEETING

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 #368-415  $25,225.25
HIGHWAY FUND #143-166             42,221.22
CAPITOL ACCT. #1          132.00
STREET LIGHTING #7       3,225.53
PORT EWEN SEWER #81-94                    133,419.00
PORT EWEN WATER #161-177                 10,706.56

TOTAL...........................................................................$214,929.84

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET
RESOLUTION SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Absent: Councilman John Loughlin
Councilman Gloria VanVliet   Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

George Snow: George Snow owns the house next to the BeWise Car Wash on Old Rt. 9W.  He is having a noise problem with cars and people after midnight and wondered what the Town could do to help.  Supervisor Rice suggested calling the Ulster County Sheriff with each occurrence until the problem has ceased.

REPORTS OF BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS

Correspondence is available for inspection in the Town Clerk’s Office along with the following reports of Boards and Commissions:

Town Clerks’ Report dated June 2002
Fire Inspection Report dated June/July 2002
Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes dated June 18, 2002
Planning Board Minutes dated June 27, 2002
Building Inspectors Monthly Report dated June 2002
Port Ewen Water and Sewer Minutes dated July 8, 2002.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN THE MEETING WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE AT 8:30 PM.  ALL TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane L. McCord
Town Clerk, RMC