TOWN OF ESOPUS
 TOWN BOARD MEETING
 SEPTEMBER 18, 2003

A meeting of the Town of Esopus Town Board was held on Thursday, September 18, 2003 at 7:30 PM in the Town Hall on Broadway in Port Ewen, New York with the following persons in attendance:

Supervisor Ray Rice   Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer  Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel  Aye

Recording Secretary: Anne Hiller, Deputy Town Clerk

Pledge of Alliance

Announcements:

1.  Dogs available for adoption at the Esopus Kennel
2.  Meeting to be held on Monday, Sept. 22, 2003, with Town Board to interview Architect
     Claude Samton.
3.  Eighth Annual Esopus Fall Festival to be held September 27th 2003.

Public Comment:  None

TOWN BOARD RESOLUTIONS

1.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A PEDDLER’S PERMIT FOR DEBORAH SOURA

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

WHEREAS, as per section 100.5 of the Code of the Town of Esopus, the Town Board is required to accept, and examine, applications for peddling and soliciting, within the Town,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board has examined the application, accepted, or waived, the required fees, and does hereby authorize the issuance of a Peddlers License for Deborah Soura.

Resolution offered by Councilman Peter Beisel
Resolution seconded by Supervisor Ray Rice

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet  Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel   Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

2.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE A PEDDLER’S PERMIT FOR KAREN SCHMITZ

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

WHEREAS, as per section 100.5 of the Code of the Town of Esopus, the town Board is required to accept, and examine, applications for peddling and soliciting, within the Town,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board has examined the application, accepted, or waived, the required fees, and does hereby authorize the issuance of a Peddler’s License for Karen Schmitz.

Resolution offered by Supervisor Ray Rice
Resolution seconded by Councilman Courtney

Supervisor Ray Rice   Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer  Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel  Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

3.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE ISSUANCE OF TRAILER COURT PERMITS

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

WHEREAS, the Town is required to accept, and examine, applications for the renewal of licenses for the operation of Trailer Courts within the Town,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board has examined the applications, accepted the required fees, and does hereby authorize the issuance of Trailer Court licenses for the following:

Connelly Mobile Home Park
Jing Mobile Home Park
Mirror Lake Mobile Home Park
Dutcher Mobile Home Park

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

Supervisor Ray Rice   Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer  Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel  Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

4.  RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE THE WATER CHESTNUT HARVESTING       VOLUNTEERS

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

WHEREAS, the Town Esopus, like many communities on the Hudson River, has had its recreational access to the Hudson severely impacted by the invasion of the Chinese Water Chestnut,

WHEREAS, the Town of Esopus is fortunate to have residents who are willing to devote their time and effort to controlling this pest,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board recognizes, and expresses our gratitude to Will Thomas and Chet Allen for their efforts in clearing a significant portion of our waterfront.

Resolution offered by Councilman Marshall Courtney
Resolution seconded by Councilman Peter Beisel

Supervisor Ray Rice   Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer  Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel  Aye

Resolution duly adopted.
 
5.  RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS RECEIVED       SINCE THE AUGUST TOWN BOARD MEETING

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 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  #482-538  $22,447.83
HIGHWAY FUND  #231-268    64,705.72
CAPITAL FUND
STREET LIGHTING #9       3,616.73
PORT EWEN SEWER #109-121      7,864.77
PORT EWEN WATER #208-227                   15,239.86

TOTAL.....................$113,874.91

Resolution offered by Councilman Peter Beisel
Resolution seconded by Supervisor Ray Rice

Supervisor Ray Rice    Aye
Councilman Marshall Courtney  Aye
Councilman Gloria VanVliet  Aye
Councilman Wayne Freer   Aye
Councilman Peter Beisel   Aye

Resolution duly adopted.

APPROVAL FOR MINUTES FROM AUGUST MEETINGS

Supervisor Ray Rice made a Motion to approve the Minutes of the Town Board Meetings from August 2003.  The Motion was seconded by Councilman Marshall Courtney.  All Town Board Members present voted in favor.  Motion carried.

Public Comment: There was a question about the water chestnuts and how they can be permanently removed.  Water chestnut harvesting is the only way to remove the chestnuts according Supervisor Rice.  There are no chemicals that can be used.

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

Respectfully submitted,

Diane L. McCord
Town Clerk, RMC