TOWN OF ROSENDALE
TOWN BOARD WORKSHOP MEETING
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
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.
Deputy Town Clerk