TOWN BOARD WORKSHOP MEETING DRAFT
The meeting was called to orderby Supervisor McDonough at 7:34 p.m. at theRosendaleCommunityCenterwith the Pledge to the Flag.
PRESENT:Councilman Robert Gallagher
CouncilwomanManna Jo Greene
CouncilmanKenneth Cluen (arrived at 7:40 p.m.)
Moriello, attorney for Wild Rose;Ed Maestro, Jennifer Metzger,
Environmental Commission; Billy Liggan, PlanningBoard; about twenty
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Betsy
Tuel thanked the Supervisor for gettingthe web site up and running;
Supervisor McDonough said that we are partlythere.
Hal Sampson asked that
Boardmembers use their microphones as it is difficult to hear what is
being discussedand that is the reason for being there.
¡K¡K¡K¡K¡K., forKingston Area Public Access said that he is available
and willing to tapemeetings for showing on cable.
McDonough asked for a motion toaccept the resignation of Frances Jordan
as Deputy Tax Collector. A motion was made by Councilman Minissali
toaccept the resignation of Frances Jordan as Deputy Tax Collector;
seconded byCouncilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1Absent (Cluen).
Supervisor McDonough asked for amotion to appoint Leslie Treut as Planning Board clerk.
A motion was made by
CouncilmanGallagher to appoint Leslie Treut as Planning Board clerk;
seconded byCouncilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 5Yes.
Supervisor McDonough asked for amotion to appoint Kenneth Hassett as the Deputy Fire Marshall.
A motion was made by
CouncilmanCluen to appoint Kenneth Hassett Deputy Fire Marshall;
seconded by CouncilwomanGreene. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
Supervisor McDonough asked for amotion to appoint Trudy Harper as a temporary deputy tax collector to replaceFrances Jordan.
A motion was made by
CouncilmanGallagher to appoint Trudy Harper temporary deputy tax
collector; seconded byCouncilman Cluen. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
1. Environmental Commission: A motion was madeby Supervisor McDonough to appoint
Jennifer Metzger as chairmanand the following people to five (5) year
terms: Jennifer Metzger, EdwardMaestro, Joseph Liuni; to four (4) year
terms:Deborah Weltsch, Richard VanDenheavel, Ilonka Lukas-Metsger; three
(3)yearterm: Joan Maylie, NajaKraus, Nava Tabak and appointing Joseph
Liuni asUlster County EMC representative; secondedby Councilwoman
Greene. RollVote: 5 Yes.
Commission: A motion was made bySupervisor McDonough to appoint Matt
Terpening as chairman and the following toa two (2) year term: Matt
Terpening, Gene Markle, Nora Snyder, Ben Talutto;seconded by Councilman
Gallagher. RollVote: 5 Yes.
Commission: A motion was made bySupervisor McDonough to appoint the
following to a one (1) year term: Ray Lukas,Anthony Stenta; seconded by
Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
Commission: A motion was made bySupervisor McDonough to appoint Harriet
VanKleeck chairman of the Water/SewerCommission; seconded by Councilman
Cluen. Roll Vote: 5 Yes. SupervisorMcDonough stated that there is one
opening on the commission, at the presenttime there are no applicants;
we will re-advertise on the web site and possiblyin the newspaper and
make an appointment at a later date.
5.Economic Development: Supervisor McDonoughmade a motion to appoint Victoria
Coyne to a five (5) year term;seconded by Councilman Minissali:
RollVote: 5 Yes. Supervisor McDonough stated that thecommission is
looking atexpanding tohave a total of seven (7) members, further study
will be done.
of Appeals: A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to appoint
RobertHendrickson chairman and Brian Farmer to a five (5) year term;
seconded byCouncilman Cluen. Roll Vote:
Councilman GallagherNo (favors re-appointing John Maylie)
Assessment Review(BOAR): Supervisor McDonough made a motion to appoint
NickGantner as chairman; Thomas Loughlin to a five (5) year term;
seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to appoint Diane
Bedellchairman; Miriam Patton to a seven (7) year term; seconded by
CouncilmanMinissali. Roll Vote:
Michael Moriello, attorney for Wild Rose Subdivision, addressed the
TownBoard on the timing, documentation and procedures to move forward
with anapplication to form a private stormwater management district. Mr.
Moriello said that the 22 lot subdivisionis still undergoing the SEQRA
review and they will not be seeking approval untilthe SEQRA is
completed; further background information was put forth by Mr.Moriello.
Supervisor McDonough said thathe had forwarded a copy of the stormwater
management agreement, a copy is inBoard folders for review, to David
Massimi, our MS4 enforcement officer for hisreview; it was noted that a
copy should also be forwarded to Carl Hornbeck,Highway Superintendent;
Supervisor said he would take care of that
Mr. Moriello said that
the TownBoard had great foresight in enacting the stormwater management
local law, itwill mitigate future problems with developers; each
district will have its¡¦ owncharge on taxes for infrastructure
Commission hasrequested that all materials be forwarded to them for
review; C.T. Male alreadyhas materials; Mr. Moriello said that he will
have the material to them beforetheir next meeting. The
EnvironmentalCommission has already received a large file of material
they are in the processof reviewing.
asked how wecan have assurance that the Environmental Commission will
have time to reviewand comment on the project before we go to approval.
Ms. Metzger stated that they have beenreviewing the project since the
project started; they have formed an informalsub-committee to work with
the Planning Board to work on submissions.
asked how theEnvironmental Commission will communicate to the Town Board
and Planning Board;Ms. Metzger said the sub-committee will report to
the Planning Board and theTown Board Liaison. Ms. Metzger saidthat they
would like to formalize the interaction through a change to the
TownCode. Mr. Moriello restated that theapplicant has waived all time
limits until the SEQRA review is finished.
Councilman Minissali recommendedthat the relationship between the Environmental Commission and the PlanningBoard be codified.
2. Highway Department
BackhoePurchase: Carl Hornbeck, Highway Superintendent, has requested
authorization topurchase from state bid a new 4 wheel drove
backhoe/loader for $58,529.00 less atrade-in allowance of $13,500.00 for
the present 1993 loader leaving a balanceof $45,029.00 which would be
paid from Highway Capital Reserve.
A resolution will be presentednext week to authorize the purchase.
3. Meeting Summary
JERB/DEC, January 24, 2008:The meeting took place at the DEC Regional #3
Headquarter, New Paltz, NY. Attendees from the Town ofRosendalewere:
Supervisor McDonough, Planning ChairmanBilly Liggan, Mary Lou
Christiana, Esq., attorney for the Town ofRosendale, Charles Vossand
Dave Plant of C.T. Male, Town Planning Consultants. DEC representatives were: Willie Janeway,John Parker, Peg Duke, Scott Sheeley, andBillRidge.
4. Land Use Leadership
Alliance Training: A copy of e-mail to Supervisor McDonoughregarding
upcoming training being held on four (4) days, April 4, April 18, May1,
and May 9, 2008 at Norrie Point Environmental Site in Staatsburg, NY.
Supervisor McDonough has application formsfor nomination of a Town
representative; the deadline is March 7, 2008.
5. Contract with NY
Rural Water Assn.: Thecontract is to complete groundwater resource
mapping associated with theRosendale Groundwater Protection Plan.
Aresolution will be presented next week.
6. Authorizing Ron
Henry of the firmCommonwealth Electrical Inspection to conduct business
in the Town ofRosendale. Tom Fiore, Rosendale Building Inspector,
hasrequested additional electrical inspectors be approved to handle the
increaseddemand in the Town. A resolution will bepresented next week.
7. Purchase of two (2)
Toughbook LaptopComputers for the Police Department from Evolution
Technologies at a total costof $10,270.00. A resolution will bepresented
next week to authorize the purchase.
8. Purchase of Updated
Telephone System for theJustice Court and Police Department. The current
system is outdated andun-repairable; the cost of the updated system is
$3,095.00. A resolution will be presented next week toauthorize the
9. Renewal of Customer
Service and MaintenanceAgreement for Telephone System at339 Main
Streetin the Assessor/BuildingInspector Offices. A resolution will
bepresented next week.
10. Renewal of Customer Service and MaintenanceAgreement for the Telephone System at424 Main Street, Town Hall. A resolution will be presented next week.
11. Announce a Public
Hearing to Approve TimeWarner Franchise Agreement. A resolutionwill be
presented next week to set a hearing for March 5, 2008.
thanked theBoard on behalf of the Senior Citizens for the assistance in
securing vanservice to the Congregate Meals site at the Community
Center. Supervisor McDonough stated that LegislatorsTerpening
andLomitaalso assisted and that LegislatorTerpening may have found a van
for a long term solution.
Councilwoman Greene stated thatmany people cam out to vote in the primary early on February 5thonlyto
find out that the polls didn¡¦t open until noon; perhaps in the future
wecould be sure that the information is put on the road sign at the
entrance tothe Community Center.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
GENERAL FUND VOUCHERS¡¦ #49-137TOTALING $83,613.53
HIGHWAY FUND ¡§ # 9-21 ¡§ $16,045.94
SEWER FUND ¡§ #10-12 ¡§ $ 825.55
WATER FUND ¡§ # 9-13 ¡§ $ 571.08
A motion to pay bills was mad byCouncilwoman Greene; seconded by Councilman Cluen. Roll Vote: 5Yes.
A motion was made by CouncilmanCluen to adjourn at 9:15 p.m.; seconded by Councilman Minissali.