TOWN OF ROSENDALE
TOWN BOARD WORKSHOP MEETING
DECEMBER 2, 2009
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 pm by Supervisor McDonough at the Rosendale Community Center with the Pledge to the Flag.
PRESENT: Councilman Robert Gallagher
Councilwoman Manna Jo Greene (7:42 pm)
Councilman Richard Minissali
Supervisor Patrick McDonough
EXCUSED: Councilman Kenneth Cluen
ALSO PRESENT: Perry Soule, Kenneth Hassett, Tim Morrison
PUBLIC COMMENTS: No comments were presented.
Supervisor McDonough announced that Nick Gantner has submitted an
application for re-appointment to the Board of Assessment Review; the
term runs from October 1, 2009 through September 30, 2015; Mr. Gantner
has been serving on this Board for 31 years.
A motion was made by
Councilman Gallagher to appoint Nick Gantner to the Board of Assessment
Review; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 3 Yes, 1 Absent, 1 Excused.
stated that the Police Commissioner’s have recommended the appointment
of Richard Sisilli as a part-time police officer; he will finish phase
two of his training and they would like to have him work in December.
A motion was made by
Councilman Minissali to appoint Richard Sisilli as a part-time police
officer effective December 19, 2009; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 3 Yes, 1 Absent, 1 Excused.
announced that a decision has been reached in the search for a new
acting police chief; after reviewing many applications and holding three
interviews, the unanimous choice of the committee is Perry Soule which will take effect December 21, 2009. Andy
Buboltz has done a great job as acting chief to bring the police budget
under control; he has been asked to stay on as investigator which he
will take under consideration.
A motion was made by Councilman Gallagher (with pleasure) to appoint Perry Soule
as acting police chief effective December 21, 2009; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1 Excused.
1). ANNOUNCEMENT: The
Town Board is seeking volunteer applications for all boards and
commissions; appointments will be made in February with the exception of
the Planning Board. The
Planning Board appointment is done in January to alleviate anxiety for
the Planning Board members as to whether their decisions are valid
(appointments valid until the new appointments are made).
2). DISCUSSION: Supervisor McDonough asked the Board whether Tuesday, January 19th or Wednesday, January 20th would be a good date to conduct the Audit Meeting. All agreed that Tuesday, January 19th would be best and they would meet at 6:00pm at Town Hall to conduct the audit.
3). A resolution will
be presented next week to appoint delegates to the NYS Association of
Towns annual meeting in New York City, February 14 through February 17,
4). A resolution will be presented next week to authorize bus transportation to the NYS Association of Towns annual meeting in New York City.
5). A resolution will be presented next week to authorize Travel Allowance for NYS Association of Towns. A
short discussion took place during which Supervisor McDonough stated
that the daily hotel rates have drop significantly since last year; the
cost of the bus was also discussed since we may not have as many other
6). A resolution will
be presented next week to authorize agreement with Evolution
Technologies for computer services; Supervisor McDonough stated that
there was no increase in the cost from last year.
7). A resolution will
be presented next week to authorize agreement with Ulster County Stop
DWI; we did not have an agreement last year.
8). A resolution will be presented next week to authorize Budgetary Transfers.
9). A resolution will
be presented next week to announce a public hearing to consider
Water/Sewer rate increase in the Rosendale Water/Sewer District.
stated that we need to look for engineers with a good track record for
obtaining grants for infrastructure work. Supervisor McDonough said that he was told recently to “bundle projects together” to get a better rating in the grant process.
Councilwoman Greene said we need someone available to track available grants on a timely basis; Perry Soule said that as of December 21st he will be able to track available grants on a daily basis as he has a gigantic program for tracking available grants.
Councilwoman Greene suggested that we do an RFP for grant writer and check their records for bringing in grants.
asked about the Flood Ordinance Review has been submitted; Supervisor
McDonough said that he had has not received it and will check with Joe Havranek, John Maylie and Jen Metzger who were working on it to see where the review stands.
Tim Morrison commented that Channel 23 (public access from Kingston) is still not being received in Rosendale; he has called twice and nothing happens. Supervisor
McDonough said that he will contact Brenda Parks (Time Warner)
directly; it’s probably just a matter of re-plugging a cable according
to Mr. Morrison.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1. Sat, Dec 5, 12 to 5pm – Frozendale, Main Street
2. Sun, Dec 6, 3pm – UlsterCorps Holiday Open House, Coat & Wishlist Drive, 292 Main Street
3. Sun, Dec 6, Rosendale Monthly Indoor Farmer’s Market at Rec Center
4. Sun, Dec 6, 12 – 4pm – Commitment to Kids, Bloomington Firehouse
5. Wed, Dec 9, 7:30pm – Town Board Meeting, Rec Center
6. Fri, Dec 11 – Sundown – First Day of Hannukah
7. Fri, Dec 25 –CHRISTMAS, Town Offices Closed
8. Fri, Jan 1 – NEW YEAR’S DAY – Town Offices Closed
AUDIT OF BILLS:
GENERAL FUND VOUCHER’S #1097 – 1121 TOTALING $18,826.36
HIGHWAY FUND “ # 268 - 272 “ $ 4,857.09
SEWER FUND “ # 172 - 177 “ $ 1,718.68
WATER FUND “ # 163 - 169 “ $ 1,931.03
SHAWANGUNK MTN “ # 4 “ $ 248.15
A motion was made by Councilman Gallagher to pay the bills; seconded by Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1 Excused.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Greene to adjourn at 8:35pm; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1 Excused.
Joan S. Jordan