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ROSENDALE TOWN BOARD                                                      


OCTOBER 2, 2009


The meeting was called to order at 5:00 pm by Supervisor McDonough at Town Hall, 424 Main Street, Rosendale.


                        PRESENT:       Councilman Kenneth Cluen (arrived 5:05 pm)

                                                Councilman Robert Gallagher

                                                Councilman Richard Minissali

                                                Supervisor Patrick McDonough

                        ABSENT:        Councilwoman Manna Jo Greene


RESIGNATION:  A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to accept the resignation of Christopher Wilson as a part-time police officer; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 3 Yes; 2 Absent.


APPOINTMENT:  A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to appoint Joseph Manner, Jr. as a part-time police officer; seconded by Councilman Gallagher.  Roll Vote:

4 Yes, 1 Absent.


1). PRESENTATION OF THE BUDGET: Town Clerk, Joan Jordan, presented the tentative budget to the Councilmen for their review; the budget also includes the High Falls Water District budget.

Councilman Minissali stated that he attended the Rosendale Water/Sewer meeting Monday night and they were told by Superintendent Terry Johnson that he was notified by the Health Dept. that there are two major fixes that need to be made; (1) the water mains on Main Street need to be upgraded, they are more than one hundred years old; (2) the water storage tank needs to be relined.

Supervisor McDonough told the Councilmen that we did not get the “Green Grant” that we applied for under the stimulus program.


2). RESOLUTION 10-2009-#1 Authorizing the Purchase of 4WD Police Vehicle.  The resolution authorizes the purchase of a 2009 Dodge Durango at a cost of $27,590.40 to be financed over three (3) years. 

A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to adopt the resolution; seconded by Councilman Gallagher.  Roll Vote:

                                    Councilman Cluen                     Yes

                                    Councilman Gallagher   Yes

                                    Councilwoman Greene  Absent

                                    Councilman Minissali                Yes

                                    Supervisor McDonough            Yes

A short discussion followed about having the police department develop a preventative maintenance record plan if one does not presently exist and also mention was made that we might have to consider bidding on maintenance to conform to state policy.



A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to go into Executive Session at 5:20 pm to discuss whether to consider appointing a particular person to one of two particular positions within the police department; seconded by Councilman Gallagher.

Out of Executive Session at 5:30 pm; a decision will be tabled until after the appointment of a “police chief”.


A motion was made by Councilman Cluen to adjourn at 5:30 pm; seconded by Councilman Minissali.


                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,



                                                                                                Joan S. Jordan

                                                                                                Town Clerk