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JUNE 2, 2010


The meeting was called to order at 7:30pm by Supervisor McDonough at the Rosendale Community Center with the Pledge to the Flag.


            PRESENT:       Councilman Robert Gallagher

                                    Councilwoman Manna Jo Greene

                                    Councilman Kenneth Hassett

                                    Councilman Rich Minissali

                                    Supervisor Patrick McDonough


ALSO PRESENT: Sarah Charlop- Powers, RCCE; Jennifer Metzger, RCCE; Tim Morrison, ZRC; Billy Liggans, Planning Board.



            Tim Morrison wanted to know why the state was dumping along State Rt. 32 in the area between the thruway and Phyllis Noreen’s, the town board was unaware of it.

            He also wanted the town to know that people in Tillson area are still burning in barrels and that he spoke with Dave Massimi, code enforcement, and was told burning barrels are not against the code. Burning garbage is not allowed, but they can use them for burning untreated wood. The idea of burning barrel permits was brought up and Supervisor McDonough say maybe the committee that is working on burning regulation could look into that. Councilman Hassett said he would take it back to the committee.

            Tim was also interested to know when the work on Rt.213 would be completed. Supervisor McDonough stated that he was told they are still on target for the end of July. Councilwoman Greene wanted to know if Supervisor McDonough could ask the D.O.T. if it would be possible for the Town Board to take a tour of the work site. He will look into it and get back to the board.

            Mark O’Brien who was speaking for Joe Tucco, who was also present, wanted to know if they could be put on the agenda for next week’s Town Board meeting to discussion the conduct of the Assessor Daniel Baker. The Supervisor advised them the Town Board can not discuss personal matters in public, but if they have something they would like the board to look into they need to put it in writing.

            Billy Liggans wanted to know if maybe we could remove the Rt.32 Bridge Project from the town web site and replace it with the Rt.213 Project.


APPOINTMENTS: A motion was made by Councilman Minissali to appoint Jessica Barry to the RCCE to fill an unexpired term through  Dec.31, 2010, seconded by Councilman Hassett. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.

A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough to switch Part-time Court Clerk Elena Ullman to Per Diem Court Clerk and Per Diem Court Clerk Danielle Bradfield to Part-time Court Clerk effective June 30,2010, seconded by Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.


1) The presentation Keeping PACE with Energy Options will be moved to next week due to Mr. O’Hara braking down along the road.


2)  Sarah Charlop- Powers of the RCCE gave an update on the Energy Audit that is under way in town.  NYSERDA program Options for Municipalities with Sarah’s help have already done audits on 5 town building and will be finding ways to save money. The audits are at a cost of $100.00 per building. Sarah wants to maybe get a Task Force set up to help improve efficiency in town. Supervisor McDonough said that the Task Force would actually help with the Climate Smart Community Pledge that was passed by resolution May 2009.


3) Resolution next week to form a Climate Smart Communities Pledge Task Force.

Discussion was held as to maybe adding a meeting schedule to the resolution. After some talk it was decided that the first report should come at 6 months which would basically give any overview of what the goals are. All agreed that the term should not be stated as indefinite, but maybe 18 month, then continue or disband. Councilman Hassett said it should be ADHOC and not Committee, Supervisor McDonough agreed.


4) Billy Liggans of the Street Festival Committee handed out a corrected page 10 for the site plan and also copies of the D.O.T. permit application for shutting down the road. Motion was made by Councilman Minissali to approve the Rosendale Street Festival site plan, seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.


5) Resolution next week Wallkill Valley/Rondout Valley Rail Trail Cooperation. Supervisor McDonough said the Rondout Valley Business Association wants towns involved to promote the trails. Councilman Minissali stated that he heard the trestle would be closed for two years to do redecking. The Wallkill Valley Land Trust has gotten a $125,000 grant and is looking for matching funds. They would like to turn the trestle over to the town at some point. Supervisor McDonough said that insurance and liability are something that really would have to be looked at.


6) Resolution next week to enter contract with Atlantic for copier service to the Justice Court building.


7) Councilwoman Greene brought up the letter from ZRC about PDD and Karst Code and that it will be up to the Town Board how to address these items.




            GENERAL FUND VOUCHERS # 463-506 TOTALING $12,758.36

            HIGHWAY FUND                     # 122-125                           236.77

            WATER FUND                          #           82                            87.88

            SEWER FUND                           #           79                           53.86

            PLAYGROUND  FUND              #             1                        2100.00


A motion was made by Councilman Hassett to pay vouchers; seconded by Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.


A motion was made by Councilman Minissali to adjourn at 8:49pm; seconded by Councilman Hassett. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.



                                                            Respectfully Submitted;



                                                            Debra Tierney

                                                            Deputy Town Clerk