DRAFT       TOWN BOARD MEETING

SEPTEMBER 21, 2000

 

 

The regularly scheduled meeting of the Town Board was held at the Town Hall - Port Ewen on Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 7:30 PM with the following persons present:

 

Supervisor Ray Rice

Councilman Marshall Courtney

Councilman John Loughlin

Councilman Peter Beisel

Councilman Gloria VanVliet

 

Recording Secretary: Diane L. McCord, RMC

                        Town Clerk

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF AVAILABILITY OF MOSQUITO/BUG REPELLANT - Bug spray available at Town Clerks Office.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT OF FALL FESTIVAL EVENTS:

 

The Fall Festival will be held Saturday, September 30, 2000.  

 

9:00 AM - 3 PM – Book/Bake Sale at the Esopus Library in Port Ewen, also,

                              Art Show

9:00 AM - 4 PM – Flea Market/Yard Sale at MEDREX on 9W in Port Ewen

9:30 AM                Children’s Race at Ross Park, Port Ewen

10:00 AM               Adult 5K Race, Ross Park, Port Ewen

11:00 AM               Environmental Demonstration at Sleightsburgh Park by

          Clearwater

12 PM - 2:00 PM          Bicycle Rodeo at Ross Park skating rink

10 AM - 8 PM          Apple Festival at Port Ewen Methodist Church

                              (Over 700 Homemade Apple Pies Last Year!)

1:00 PM - 5 PM          Car Show at Ross Park, Port Ewen

12:00 PM - 2 PM          Banjo Band at Ross Park, Port Ewen

2:00 PM - 4 PM          Lions Club Band at Ross Park, Port Ewen

5:00 PM & 6:30 PM          Roast Beef Dinner at Port Ewen Methodist Church

 

A trolley will be shuttling between MEDREX, the Library, and Ross Park throughout the day.

The Esopus Yard Sale Tour Guide will be available at all locations!

(There are a large number of yard sales in our town on the 30th – pick up a map and join the bargain hunt!)

 

REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS FOR THE RECREATION BOARD

 

Four members are needed for the Recreation Board according to Councilman John Loughlin.  The Recreation Board are people who want to do hands on work.

 

Robert Richter - Esopus: There was a beautiful brochure in the Daily Freeman today Sept. 21, 2000, the Town of Esopus Happenings Guide sponsored by the Town of Esopus Business Association.  The Business people and the Town Board are to be thanked for their participation.  Supervisor Rice also commended Steve DeSalvo for his dedicated work on this guide.

 

James Ellsworth - Port Ewen: Jim Ellsworth was disappointed with the interpretation on Focus On Esopus of his problem with the skateboarding people.  He was not complaining but only trying to encourage the program for the children in the park.  Supervisor Rice has an insurance questionnaire to complete regarding skateboarding but needs more information on the subject.

 

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTIONS:

 

1.  RESOLUTION ACCEPTING THE RESIGNATION OF TERRI       JOHNSON AS COURT CLERK

 

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

 

WHEREAS, Terri Johnson has submitted her resignation from her position as one of the part time Court Clerks,


                 

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board, regretfully accepts the resignation of Terri Johnson, and extends our thanks to Terri for the excellent service she has provided the Town of Esopus Court.

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY.

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

2.  RESOLUTION APPOINTING GLORIA MESCHI  AS COURT CLERK

 

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

 

WHEREAS, Terri Johnson has submitted her resignation from her position as one of the part time Court Clerks,

 

WHEREAS, Justice Aurigemma has requested that Gloria Meschi be appointed to fill the part time Court Clerk position vacated by Terri Johnson,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board, appoints Gloria Meschi to the position of part time Court Clerk, said position is not to exceed 17 ˝ hours per week without prior approval of the Town Board.

Supervisor Rice stated this Resolution does not specifically mention Justice Shanley.  This Resolution will be contingent upon Justice Shanley’s approval.

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

A third court clerk is still needed.  Gloria Meschi will be asked to sign the Oath of Office Book after approval by Justice Shanley.

 

3.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF SURPLUS        EQUIPMENT

 

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

 

WHEREAS, certain equipment has been declared surplus to the needs of the Town and Port Ewen Water District,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board, authorizes the sale at the Ulster County Auction, Saturday, September 23, of the following items:

 

1988 Jeep Pickup - (Water Dept.)

1985 Chevrolet S10 Blazer - (Building Dept.)

1974 Wayne Wood Chipper (Highway Dept.)

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.


                

4.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF A CHIPPER FOR       THE HIGHWAY DEPT.

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent has requested, and justified to the Town Board, the purchase of wood chipper.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board, authorizes the purchase of a wood chipper for an amount not to exceed $26,000.

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

5.  RESOLUTION AUTHORING SUPPORT OF THE DARE PROGRAM       AT ROBERT GRAVES AND ANNA DEVINE SCHOOLS

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Town Board has been requested to support the DARE Program at the Robert Graves and Anna Devine Schools,

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the support of the DARE Program in an amount not to exceed $600 per school.

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE


                 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

6.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ADJUSTMENTS TO THE 2000       BUDGET

 

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

 

WHEREAS, adjustments to the 2000 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:   A. 1990.4                    $     28.77                    to A. 1220.4 Typewriter Repairs

  A. 1990.4                           16.49                    to A.8011.4 ZBA Legal Notices

  A. 1990.4                    22,633.54                    to A.7140.2 Playground Equip.

  A. 7143.1                         315.23                    to A.7143.4 Chestnut Removal

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the closing and transfer of the following Escrow accounts to the General Fund under A2705 Gifts and Donations.

$20,243.14 plus any interest from the EPIC Escrow Account

    1,850.00 plus any interested, from Water Chestnut Removal Escrow Acct.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board establish new revenue and expense accounts to more accurately reflect fuel sales at the Highway Garage:

 

DA2310 Fuel sales to other government agencies

DA5111 Expense of fuel sales to other government agencies


                 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

7.  RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF BILLS       RECEIVED SINCE THE AUGUST TOWN 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                    #586-690                              $75,239.72

HIGHWAY FUND                    #200-254                                46.290.37

STREET LIGHTING                    #9                                            3,731.93

PORT EWEN SEWER                    #131-146                                  6,594.49

PORT EWEN WATER          #216-236                                  9,512.73

 

TOTAL...........................................................................$141,369.24

 

RESOLUTION OFFERED BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE

RESOLUTION SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL

 

SUPERVISOR RAY RICE                                        AYE

COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY          AYE

COUNCILMAN JOHN LOUGHLIN                    AYE

COUNCILMAN PETER BEISEL                              AYE

COUNCILMAN GLORIA VANVLIET                    AYE

 

RESOLUTION DULY ADOPTED.

 

9.  A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE MINUTES OF THE AUGUST TOWN        BOARD MEETINGS WAS MADE BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE AND        SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY.  ALL       TOWN BOARD MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

10.  REPORTS OF BOARDS, COMMITTEES AND TOWN OFFICIALS

       AND CORRESPONDENCE:

The following reports of Boards and Town Officials have been received and are on file in the Town Clerks Office:

 

Town Clerks Report dated August 2000

Economic Development Committee Minutes dated September 11, 2000

Port Ewen Water and Sewer Board Minutes dated September 12, 2000

Monthly Report of the Building Department dated August 2000

Planning Board Minutes dated August 24, 2000

Fire Inspectors Monthly Report dated August 2000

Order to Remedy Violation at Lake Shore Villas dated Sept. 6, 2000

 

PUBLIC COMMENT:

 

Robert Richter - Esopus: Will the dates for the Budget Meetings be announced?  Supervisor Rice stated the budget meetings would be announced.  The Preliminary Budget must be submitted to the Town Clerk by September 30th.   The Town Clerk must present the tentative budget to the Town Board at a regular or special meeting to be held on or before October 5th.  There will be announcement of the budget meetings in the Daily Freeman.

 

Supervisor Rice announced an Environmental Demonstration will be held at the Sleightsburgh Park by the Clearwater people at 11 AM on September 30th.


                 

Councilman Gloria VanVliet asked about the four openings on the Recreation Board? Councilman Loughlin explained there are some people whose term runs out the end of the year, some who haven’t shown any interest and some people who have moved out of the area.  The new members will take place next year.  Ira Weiner asked what this entails?  There will be some changes and prospective members will be interviewed?  The Recreation Board would like members who make a commitment to the organization.  There are Childrens’ Parades, Halloween Skates, Senior Citizen Picnics and a Park Program.

 

A MOTION TO ADJOURN WAS MADE BY SUPERVISOR RAY RICE AT 7:55 PM AND SECONDED BY COUNCILMAN MARSHALL COURTNEY.  ALL TOWN BOARD MEMBERS VOTED IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Diane L. McCord, RMC

Town Clerk