TOWN BOARD MEETING
The meeting was called to orderat 7:30 pm by Supervisor McDonough at theRosendaleCommunityCenterwith the Pledge to the Flag.
PRESENT:Councilman Kenneth Cluen (arrived 7:40pm)
Councilman Robert Gallagher
Councilwoman Mann Jo Greene
Councilman Richard Minissali (arrived 7:35 pm)
ALSO PRESENT: Fred Greitzer,Planning Board; and about twelve (12) residents.
PETITIONS: No petitions were presented.
COMMENTS: Fred Greitzer wished everyone “Happy Holiday”(tomorrow is Jewish Holiday).
1.Every Sun. -Farmer’s Market, 9 am to 2 pm atRecreationCenter
2.Sat., Oct 11- UCRRA Household Hazardous Waste Collection, by appt. only, call 336-3336(FlatbushRoad)
3.Sat., Oct.11 – Stream Monitoring Workshop, 1-3:30 pm atMettacahonts Rd., Accord (open to thepublic).
4.Mon., Oct.13 – Columbus Day, TOWN OFFICES CLOSED
5.Tues., Oct.21, Fire District Budget Hearings at respective Firehouses
6.Sun., Oct.26 – Pancake Breakfast, 8am to noon, Rosendale Firehouse
7.Sat., Nov 1– Nickel Social, 6pm atBloomingtonFirehouse
2 – “Fabulous Fall BreakfastBuffet” 8am to noon at High Falls Firehouse
(adults $8, seniors $7, children5-12 yrs. $6)
9.Wed., Nov. 5– Public Hearing on Preliminary Budget
10.Sat., Nov. 8 –Free Rabies Clinic, 3 to 5 pm atKingstonAnimalHospital,Albany Ave.
MINUTES OF PRIOR
MEETINGS: A motion was made by Councilman Gallagher toaccept the minutes
as presented; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1
Abstained (CouncilmanCluen hadn’t reviewed them due to absence last
Councilwoman Greene reported on the PlanningBoard met
andHorizonCenterformally withdrew its application; they wantedto be
closer toKingstonfor services for their clients. Ms. Greene reported
that ZRC (Zoning ReviewCommittee) has been meeting; they are
prioritizing projects, discussingalternates and holding hamlet meetings
for public input; they will soon be readyto send out RFP’s (requests for
proposals) for consultants to the committee.
stated thatthe minutes of the Recreation Commission are on file; Highway
is on track, theyhave been working on correcting drainage problems
since the cost of allpetroleum based products are so high they are doing
very little paving.
reportedthat the Water/Sewer Commission has been unable to meet due to
lack of a quorum.The ZBA met and the application from Dr. Aleo has been
withdrawn as presented;he will be revising and will then resubmit. The
Chamber of Commerce met and has a lot of activity prior to thePicleFest
and the Quadra-Centennial.
Supervisor McDonough stated thatcorrespondence is on file; the site plan
for the PickleFest is in Board foldersfor review, will be discussed and
adopted at the November meeting.
REPORT:Supervisor McDonough read the end balances for September 2008;
the report is onfile with the Town Clerk.
APPOINTMENTS: There is
an opening on the ZBA due to theresignation of Leland Eaton, David Soman
has been an alternate and would like tomove up; Supervisor McDonough
stated that David would be his recommendation; analternate to replace
David will be considered at a later date.
A motion was made by
CouncilmanMinissali to appoint David Soman to fill the unexpired term of
Leland Eatonuntil 12/31/2008; seconded by Councilman Cluen. Roll Vote: 5
There is an opening on
the RCCEdue to the resignation of Rick Vanden Heuvel whose term would
expire 12/31/2011;Supervisor McDonough recommended appointing Sandy
Peterson to fill the unexpiredterm. Three applications were
received;Sandyhas beenworking with the commission, Supervisor McDonough
feels she should receive theappointment and has asked Jennifer Metzger,
Chair of the Commission, to reachout to the other two applicants to see
if they would be willing to work asnon-members until an opening occurs.
A motion was made by
CouncilwomanGreene to appoint Sandy Peterson to the RCCE to fill the
unexpired term of RickVanden Heuvel until 12/31/2011; seconded by
Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
Public Hearing on 2009 PreliminaryBudget. The public hearing will be
setfor November 5, 2008 at 7:30 pm at theRosendaleCommunityCenter.
A motion was made to adopt theresolution by Supervisor McDonough; seconded by Councilman Cluen. Roll Vote:
RESOLUTION10-2008-#3 Halloween Curfew.
A curfew for all youth
under age18 was set for 8:30 pm at the urging of senior citizens and for
the benefit ofresidents of Tillson Estates, and other populated areas
to discourage trafficfrom other communities after their curfews expired.
Councilman Minissali felt that a curfew wasnot necessary; police should
be able to control the situations. Councilman Cluen said that a curfew
showsthat we do not want rowdiness in our Town.
A motion was made by SupervisorMcDonough to adopt the resolution; seconded by Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote:
RESOLUTION10-2008-#4 Budget Transfers. The resolution authorizes the followingtransfers:
GENERAL FUND – Transfer the sumof:
1.$2,000.00fromInd.Auditing (A1320.4) to Data Processing CE (A1680.4)
2.$4,000.00from Schools of Instr. (A3660.4) to Dog Control CE (A3510.4)
3.$540.50 fromPool CE (A7150.4) to Pool PS (A7150.1)
4.$9,000.00from Supervisor PS (A1220.1) to Refuse&Garbage CE (A8160.4)
WATER FUND – Transfer the sumof:
1. $4,634.23 fromAdministration CE (SW8310.4) to Supply Eq. (SW8320.4)
A motion was made bySupervisorMcDonough to adopt the resolution; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote:
Recognition of National Breast CancerAwareness Month. Supervisor
McDonoughacknowledged that Councilman Gallagher started recognition of
Breast CancerAwareness when he was Supervisor in recognition of his
sisters death from thedisease; Supervisor McDonough offered a website
address for those wanting moreinformation;www.NBCAM.org
A motion was made by SupervisorMcDonough to adopt the resolution; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote:
John Maylie asked if the Town had receivedthe deed to the IMAR property;
Supervisor McDonough stated that IMAR never filedthe papers; Mary Lou
Christiana, Esq. is checking on the status. Fred Greitzer asked if we
will haveto………………..Supervisor McDonough said that he will check into it.
Phyllis Noreen asked when thezoning ad hoc committee meets; Supervisor McDonough told her they meet on thethird (3rd) Thursday of the month.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
GENERAL FUNDVOUCHER’S #995-1033TOTALING $19,711.54
HIGHWAY FUND “ #218-232 “ $31,320.06
SEWEER FUND “ #159-170 “ $ 4,721.62
WATER FUND “ #152-164 “ $ 4,332.29
CAP RES WATER “ #3
“ $ 3,605.00
A motion was made by CouncilwomanGreene to pay bills; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
A motion to adjourn was made byCouncilman Gallagher at 8:30 pm; seconded by Councilman Cluen. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
Joan S. Jordan