TOWN BOARD MEETING
 AUGUST 15, 2002

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Town of Esopus Town Board was held on Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 7:30 PM with the following persons in attendance:

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

Recording Secretary: Diane L. McCord RMC, Town Clerk

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 PM by Supervisor Ray Rice.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1.  Availability of insect spray in the Town Clerk’s Office
2.  Dogs Available for adoption at the Esopus Kennel (no charge)
3.  Town of Esopus Businessmen’s Association Meeting on August 21st at 7 PM regarding the
     “Proposed 9W Improvements” by the New York State Dept. of Transportation.

PUBLIC COMMENT: None

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTIONS:

1.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A BOND ANTICIPATION NOTE FOR THE PORT       EWEN WATER DISTRICT

 A BOND RESOLUTION DATED AUGUST 15, 2002
 A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE INSTALLATION FOR
 THE PORT EWEN WATER DISTRICT OF APPROXIMATELY
 1,300 FT. OF A TEN INCH LINE TO RUN PARALLEL TO AN
 EXISTING WATERLINE AT A MAXIMUM ESTIMATED COST
 OF $88,000.00 AND AU;THORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF
 $88,000.00 OF BONDS OF THE TOWN OF ESOPUS, PORT
 EWEN WATER DISTRICT, TO PAY THE COST THEREOF

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

SECTION 1: Acting on behalf of the Port Ewen Water District, the installation of approximately 1,300 feet of a ten inch line to run parallel to an existing water line is hereby authorized at a maximum estimated cost of $88,000.00, including incidental expenses in connection therewith.

SECTION 2: The plan for the financing of such maximum estimated cost is by the issuance of $88,000.00, including bonds of the town of Esopus, Port Ewen Water District, hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law.

SECTION 3:   It is hereby determined that the period of probably usefulness of each of the aforesaid specific objects or purposes is forty (40) years, pursuant to subdivision 1 of paragraph a of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law.  It is hereby further determined that the maximum maturity of the bonds herein authorized will not exceed five (5) years.

SECTION 4: The faith and credit of said Town of Esopus, Port Ewen Water District, Ulster County, New York, are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable.  An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year.  All the real property of said Town located in the Port Ewen Water District shall be, in the manner provided by law, assessed an amount sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.

SECTION 5: Subject to the provisions of Local Finance Law, the power to authorize the issuance of and to sell bond anticipation notes in anticipation of the issuance and sale of the bonds herein authorized, including renewals of such notes, is hereby delegated to the Supervisor of the Town, the chief fiscal officer.  Such notes shall be of such terms, form and contents, and shall be sold in such manner, as may be prescribed by said Supervisor consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.

SECTION 6: Such bonds shall be in full registered form and shall be signed in the name of the Town of Esopus, Ulster county, New York, by the manual or facsimile signature of the Supervisor and a facsimile of its corporate seal shall be imprinted or impressed thereon and may be attested by the manual or facsimile of its corporate seal shall be imprinted or impressed thereon and may be attested by the manual or facsimile signature of the Town Clerk.

SECTION 7: All other matters except as provided herein relating to the bonds herein authorized including the date, denominations, maturities and interest payment dates, within the limitations prescribed herein and the manner of execution of the same, including the consolidation with other issues, and also the ability to issue bonds with substantially level or declining annual debt service, shall be determined by the Supervisor, the chief fiscal officer of such Town.  Such bonds shall contain substantially the recital of validity clause provided for in Section 52.00 of the Local Finance Law, and shall otherwise be in such form and contain such recitals, in addition to those required by Section 51.00 of the Local Finance Law, as the Supervisor shall determine consistent with the provisions of the Local Finance Law.
 
SECTION 8: The validity of such bonds and bond anticipation notes may be contested only if:

A.  Such obligation is authorized for an object or pupose for which said Town is not authorized to expend money; or

B.  The provisions of law which should be complied with at the time of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or

C.  Such obligation is authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution.

SECTION 9: The resolution shall constitute a statement of official intent for the purposes of Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.  Other than as specified in this resolution, no moneys are, or are reasonably expected to be, reserved, allocated on a long-term basis or otherwise set aside with respect to the permanent funding of the object or purpose described herein.

SECTION 10: Upon this resolution taking effect, the same shall be published in full in the Kingston Daily Freeman, which is hereby designated as the official newspaper of said Town for such purpose, together with a notice of the Town Clerk in substantially the form provided in Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law.

The Resolution was offered by Supervisor Ray Rice
The Resolution was seconded by Councilman John Loughlin

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

The Resolution was duly adopted.

Dated: August 15, 2002

Diane L. McCord, Town Clerk

2.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE 2002 BUDGET

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

WHEREAS, adjustments to the 2002 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:  A1990.4 Contingency  $700.92 To: A1420.4 Attorney
1,663.80       A1910.4 Insurance
   960.27       A6140.4 Home Relief

A599 Fund Balance  $7,480.90       A7144.2 Perrines Bridge Park
DA5130.4        585.00       DA5130.1 Walking Blower

Resolution offered by Supervisor Ray Rice
Resolution seconded by Councilman Gloria VanVliet

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

Resolution duly adopted.

3.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SOLICITATION OF BIDS FOR ALUMINUM       MATERIAL

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

WHEREAS, the Town of Esopus has received a gant for the extension of the trail system in Sleightsburgh Park,

WHEREAS, the extension of the trail will require the fabrication of a number of aluminum flotation structures,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to solicit bids for the required materials.  The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN WAYNE FREER
RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

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

Resolution duly adopted.

The reason for going out to bid is the amount will be over $10,000.00.

4.  A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE JULY MEETINGS

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE TOWN BOARD SINCE THE JULY TOWN BOARD MEETING WAS MADE BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN WAYNE FREER.  ALL TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

5.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS RECEIVED        SINCE THE JULY 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 papyment 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  #416-467  $25,273.99
HIGHWAY   #167-198    48,414.03
CAPITOL FUNDS  #2-6       2,415.70
STREET LIGHTING #8       3,475.50
PORT EWEN SEWER #95-109      8,511.80
PORT EWEN WATER #178-195      9,391.59

Total.........................................................................$97,482.61

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE
RESOLUTION SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN WAYNE FREER

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Dave Parkhurst - Port Ewen: Could you explain the floats?  Supervisor Rice explained  these floats will float on the water at high tide and low tide they will ride the beach, they will have railings at both the low level and high level, vehicles will not be allowed on the floats and young children should not be there without an adult.

Anne Gordon - Port Ewen: Anne Gordon is interested in Senior Citizen Housing because of the large number of seniors we have in our area and she would like a committee appointed to look into the issue.  Councilman Freer stated there was a County Committee already established, the Ulster County Housing Consortium.  Supervisor Rice suggested calling that committee to see if Anne Gordon could be placed on the committee.

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN AND SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RICE TO ADJOURN AT 7:48 PM.  ALL TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,

Diane L. McCord
Town Clerk, RMC