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TOWN OF ROSENDALE                                                           DRAFT


MAY 11, 2011


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


            PRESENT:         Councilman Robert Gallagher

                                    Councilwoman Manna Jo Greene

                                    Councilman Kenneth Hassett

                                    Councilman Richard Minissali  (Excused 8:15)

                                    Supervisor Patrick McDonough


            ALSO PRESENT:  Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Metzger; Fred Greitzer, Planning Board; Tim Morrison, ZRC; Dennis Kaye, Economic Devel.; and Perry Soul, Police Chief and about 10 other people.


PUBLIC COMMENTS: Phyllis Noreen read a prepared statement as to Town Board Transparence

and where the money from the sale of the Mountain Rd. property is. (See attachment) Phyllis asked if the Town Board would reconsider allowing a vote on the purchase of the Joppenbergh  Mountain property. Over the years I have becoming a student of government and what should be done and how from attending board meetings.

Joseph Walsh had a copy of Resolution 08-2010-#3 Budget Amendment and wanted to know why the money was not put in Capital Account, but in General Fund. Is the town liable for misappropriation of funds? Would the taxpayers be on the hook to defend the Town Board? I am a taxpayer and civilian of this town and would like to know if resolution does state money put in Capital Fund.

Supervisor McDonough said he did not go over the annual financial report yet, so he cannot answer where the money is. He will have an answer when he is done with the report. Councilman Hassett questioned the statement made by Supervisor McDonough in June 2009 minutes referred to in Phyllis Noreen prepared statement about the money was to go into the Capital Account for a new town hall.

Supervisor McDonough said I cannot imagine saying it most go into the Capital account.

Janette Hansen – I have the minutes here highlighting your statement.

Supervisor McDonough if you are going to repeat the question I am going to move on.

Councilman Hassett asked what account is it in now.

Supervisor McDonough do not know but will look into it.

Councilman Hassett at what point does it become surplus.

Brett Hansen asked why isn’t remainder of money going for a new town hall.

Supervisor McDonough said after I review the report, I will let you know.


MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETINGS: Motion to accept as amended by Councilwoman Greene, seconded by Councilman Hassett. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.


COMMUNITY EVENTS / DATES TO REMEMBER: This Saturday, May 14, Women’s Club is holding Clean Sweep. Sunday, May 15, Youth Center Car Show, the Police will be doing a car seat check that day. Next Saturday, May 21, Earthfest. Farmers Market starting outside on June 5th.


COMMITTEE REPORTS: Councilwoman Greene stated ZRC is in the middle of doing B3 and signs public hearing part. Now a lot of issues have arisen, the 2nd part will be constrained lands, 3rd part rocks/ karast, 4th PDD. ZRC is running out of monies for consultants. We have started looking for pro-bono workers. Councilwoman Greene wanted to know if we can use the Escrow account from HRVR for PDD code, because we do have zoning coming up in front of us for  HRVR which might fall under PDD.

 Councilman Minissali also asked if it we can use it.

Supervisor McDonough said he had concerns with using escrow money for town wide code work.

Deputy Supervisor Metzger mentioned conservation sub-division was not addressed by the ZRC yet.

Councilwoman Greene reported the Planning Board is routine, but questioned why ZRC B3 & Signs went to Attorney and Town Board skipping them. They are supposed to be given to them 62 days in advance before Public Hearing.

Councilwoman Greene said the ZBA denied Aleo for a special use permit variance, because it is a self-imposed hardship.

Councilman Gallagher reported that Chamber of Commerce meeting is next Wednesday and Ulster Savings Bank will be there to talk about bank in town. Highway is buying more equipment per resolution.

Councilman Minissali –Youth center car show this Sunday. Online driver training classes benefit still on going.  Environmental Commission is focused on DEIS for HRVR.

Water & Sewer Commission still needs commissioner and water tank needs repairs.

Councilman Hassett Rec. Commission on file, Tara Burke has started working, pool is on schedule. Transfer Station had another good month.

Councilwoman Greene had a request from New Paltz about a bus to do another loop over the mountain for tourist. They would like a representation from Rosendale, Gardiner, etc. She said she thought of Kenneth Oldeholf.  


CORRESPONDEBCE: Supervisor McDonough stated that any correspondence is on file with the clerk.


SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor McDonough read the ending balances for April; the report is on file with the Town Clerk.


APPOINTMENTS: A motion was made by Councilman Minissali and 2nd by Councilwoman Greene to appoint Erik Van Gaasbeek to the position of Youth Program Assistant to replace Tara Burke who is now Recreation Director. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.

A motion was made by Supervisor McDonough and 2nd by Councilman Hassett to appoint Kyle Berardi to the position of Part-time Police Investigator. Kyle had work for the town in 2001 and left to work full time in Town of Ulster. This position has been empty for about 1 ½ years now and it will only be for approx. 8 hours a week. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.

A motion by Supervisor McDonough to repoint Laura Prince to the Board of Assessment Review due to her not taking Oath of Office in the allotted 30 days., 2nd by Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 4 Yes; Councilman Minissali abstaining.

Supervisor McDonough stated we still need members for the ZBA, Recreation Commission and Water/Sewer Commission.


1 ) PRESENTATION:  Barbara Kendall on Annual MS4 report with is on file at the Town Clerk’s office. The report is 35 pages long, Barbara handed out a shorter version, and it is also on the Town Website. Barbara mentioned that the mapping was 30% complete because the ZRC had most of it in map form already.

Councilwoman Greene asked a question about 30% complete, Barbara said she meant overlaying the maps not 30% of the land in town.

Joseph Walsh asked in Natural Spring run off on to roadways in town was covered under this. Barbara said no it was not, just pollutes.

Janette Hansen wanted to know if the report covered test of the salt pile run of on the Binnewater Road property.

Supervisor McDonough wanted to let people know that there is talk of moving the salt shed location and that the Highway Department will do a presentation next month.

Chris Beal referred to Measure #5 Post-Construction Management and wanted to know if a follow up was done the make sure the plan for management was followed.

 Barbara responded that they need to have a maintenance plan in effect.

Phyllis Noreen - Does this apply to development only of private homes also.

Barbara replied that it is only where there are storm drains which are not all over the town.

Tim Morrison said around his property there are storm drains that are making trees washout

and taking away his property. Is that part of MS4?

Barbara that is natural run off not pollutes.

Supervisor McDonough thanked Barbara Kendall for her presentation.


2)  Resolution 05-2011-#1 Purchase of Highway Equipment - Purchase an attachment for the Ventrac Tractor for use by both Highway Department and the Maintenance Department.

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

                        Councilman Gallagher                        Yes

                        Councilwoman Greene           Yes

                        Councilman Hassett                Yes

                        Councilman Minissali             Excused

                        Supervisor McDonough          Yes


3)  Resolution 05-2011-#2 Authorize Copier Service Agreement – To authorize a Service agreement with Atlantic for the copier at Town Hall. Roll Vote:

                        Councilman Gallagher                        Yes

                        Councilwoman Greene           Yes

                        Councilman Hassett                Yes

                        Councilman Minissali             Excused

                        Supervisor McDonough          Yes


4) Resolution 05-2011-#3  Authorize Agreement for Freon Removal – To authorize the transfer station to enter an agreement with Ozone Solutions of Kingston for Freon removal. Roll Vote:

                        Councilman Gallagher                        Yes

                        Councilwoman Greene           Yes

                        Councilman Hassett                Yes

                        Councilman Minissali             Excused

                        Supervisor McDonough          Yes


5) Resolution 05-20011-#4 Lead Agency Wastewater Treatment Improvements – To have Town of Rosendale as Lead Agency and Determining that the proposed Town Wastewater Treatment Plant improvements project is a Type I action . Roll Vote:

                        Councilman Gallagher                        Yes

                        Councilwoman Greene           Abstained

                        Councilman Hassett                Yes

                        Councilman Minissali             Excused

                        Supervisor McDonough          Yes



GENERAL FUND VOUCHER’S              #418-457                     $35,564.53

HIGHWAY FUND VOUCHER’S             #115-129                     $12,215.17

SEWER FUND VOUCHER’S                  # 69- 78                       $  3,659.45

WATER FUND VOUCHER’S                  # 69- 79                       $  5,473.10

SPECIAL LIGHTING FUND                    # 13- 15                       $  2,084.86



A motion was made by Councilwoman Greene to pay the bills; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1 Excused.


A motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Hassett at 9:15 pm; seconded by Councilwoman Greene. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, 1 Excused.


Respectfully submitted,



Debra Tierney

Deputy Town Clerk