Minutes

May 15, 2019: Town Board Minutes

Body:

 Call to order time: 7:02pm



Pledge of Allegiance



Members Present: SupervisorYvonne Nirelli, Councilmember Doug Holdridge, Councilmember MelissaDuring, Councilmember Russell Blanchard, Councilmember Doug Fusillo,

Member Apologies:None

Others in Attendance: AmyBecker Town Clerk, Wyatt Becker, Attorney Jim Stokes, Larry Cesario,Neil Nirelli, Al Szablak, Chuck Ghosin, Jenn Farwell, TonyDomenicone, Deanna Domenicone, Kristine Shane, Tobie Peck

Supervisor Nirelli started themeeting with a Thank you to all for attending.

RESOLUTION#50-2019: CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge made a motion to accept the April 10, 2019 minutes

CouncilmemberRussell Blanchard seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

TownClerk’s Report: Readby Amy Becker, Town Clerk

RESOLUTION#51-2019: CouncilmemberMelissa During made a motion to accept the Clerk’s Report

CouncilmemberDoug Fusillo seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

HighwaySuperintendent’s Report: Tonystated that all the roads have been swept and cleaned of wintermaterials. Mowing has begun. 75% of the potholes have been filled. All the trucks have been services and New York State inspections havebeen completed. Tony stated that he has his 284 agreement. They arefinishing Palmer Rd at an expense of $31,000. They will pave 9/10thsof Nelson Road at an expense of $70,000. They will finish micropaving Klock Road for an expense of $12, 715. They will seal asection of Bruce Rd at an expense of $8,743. They will oil and stone3/10ths Seeber Road. That will leave $29,330 for the rest of themiscellaneous road work to be done.

RESOLUTION#52-2019: CouncilmemberRussell Blanchard made a motion to accept the Highway Report

CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

Tonystate that 2 bids were received for paving from CFRI in Canastota for$65/ton for 1300 tons. The other was from Ulster paving, $64.98/ton.Doug Fusillo asked why the bids were not opened publicly. Tonystated he opens them to review before meeting. Attorney James Stokessaid that going forward we should open the bids publicly.

RESOLUTION#53-2019: CouncilmemberDoug Fusillo made a motion to accept the bid from Ulster Paving.

CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge seconded the motion.

Motioncarries

CodeOfficer Report: Readby Larry Cesario and turned into the Town Clerk. Yvonne stated thatshe spoke with the Miller’s regarding an issue with the staircaseof a home they are purchasing. Larry stated that he has been incontact and told her that an engineer needs to come in to certify sohe can give out a Cert of Compliance.

DogControl Report: Readby the Town Clerk and filed.

Supervisor’sFinancials Report:Read by Supervisor Yvonne Nirelli.

GeneralFund:Balance for April 1, 2019 was $158,348.25, Savings: $386,138.48,Disbursements: $45,439.75 Receivables: $6,854.75, Reserve BudgetFund: $64,360.42, Building Capital Reserve: $40,921.65. EndingBalance: $119,763.25.

Highway:Balance for April 1, 2019 was $259,752.35, Receivables: $2,552.69,Savings: $341,241.11, Disbursements: $18,333.96, Ending Balance:$243,971.08

StreetLighting:Balance for April 1, 2019 was $6,527.88, Receivables: $.11,Disbursements: $205.17, Ending Balance: $6,322.82

Court:Balance for April 1, 2019 was $4,143.00, Receivables: $0,Disbursements: $0, Ending Balance: $4,143.00.

SupervisorNirelli stated the 6thjudicial court has appointed Judge Haight for the remainder of theyear. Court dates will be May 23 at 5pm and June 13, DA night at4pm. We will be taking on a Court Clerk, Kim Howard. Judge Kisselhas taken a Leave of Absence.

RESOLUTION#54-2019: CouncilmemberMelissa During made a motion to appoint Kim Howard to the position ofCourt Clerk for the period of May15, 2019 through December 31, 2019.

CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously

Announcements& Correspondence: Supervisor Nirelli stated that the Madison County Grand Opening ofthe Courthouse is May 25thfrom 11am to 9pm.

NationalGrid asked to be supplies with any construction / road work that weare having done in our town. Tony Domenicone will get thatinformation to them ASAP.

SupervisorNirelli stated that a new law has been put forth by New York StateGovernor Cuomo, which allows anyone to get a license without a validid from the United States. She encourages the town to call ourrepresentatives, Rachel May or John Salka to oppose this law.

Alsoalong with the roadwork that we are doing, the county will also bedoing road work on roads in our town.



RESOLUTION#55-2019: CouncilmemberRussell Blanchard made a motion to accept the Supervisor’s Report

CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

New Business: SupervisorNirelli asked for a Town law modification for the position ofSupervisor to be changed to a 4 year term from a 2 year term.

RESOLUTION#56-2019: CouncilmemberRussell Blanchard made a motion adopt the following resolution tochange the Supervisor’s term from a 2 year to a 4 year position.

CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

ARESOLUTION TO PROVIDE A FOUR YEAR TERM FOR THE ELECTIVE OFFICE OFTOWN SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF LINCOLN PURSUANT TO TOWN LAW § 24-a

ITIS HEREBY RESOLVED,pursuant to section 24-a of the New York Town Law, that the term ofoffice of elective Town Supervisor of the Town of Lincoln shall befour years as of the first day of January following the 2021 biennialTown election. At the 2021 biennial Town election, and every fouryears thereafter, the Town Supervisor of the Town of Lincoln shall beelected for a term of four years. This Resolution is adopted subjectto a mandatory referendum of the qualified electors of the Town ofLincoln at the next biennial election to be held on November 5, 2019as provided in Article 7 of the New York Town Law.

EagleScout Tobie Peck came in and discussed his project of the picnictables for the Town of Lincoln.

SupervisorNirelli stated that Grievance Day is May 29 from 4pm to 8pm at theOld Town Hall.

SupervisorNirelli let everyone know that the Grand opening for the New TownHall will be on June 22, 2019 from 12pm to 2:30pm. Jenn Farwell willbe working on making this a festival with her volunteers. The boardmembers will be giving Tours.

OldBusiness: Earth daywas 4/27 at the landfill. Recycling bins will be available at thenew town hall.

Elevenpeople signed a petition for the Clockville Water District. It willnow go up for a public vote. The project is now on hold until wehave the special vote. The county will have a special meetingpurposely to put this to a public vote and then have the vote 60 dayslater. Yvonne also stated they are looking into USDA Income BasedGrants for the Water District. Chuck Ghosin asked about who wouldget to vote. Only the people in the water district will be able tovote. Supervisor Nirelli will ask at the County meeting about thevote to clarify for the Town.

Public Comments:None

RESOLUTION#57-2019: CouncilmemberDoug Holdridge made a motion to pay claims

SupervisorMelissa During seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

RESOLUTION#58-2019: CouncilmemberMelissa During made a motion to adjourn the meeting.

CouncilmemberRussel Blanchard seconded the motion.

Carriedunanimously.

Meetingwas adjourned at 8:14pm.

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