STATE OF NEW YORK May 1, 2013
COUNTY OF DELAWARE
TOWN OF MASONVILLE
The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.
Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno
Council members: Craig Dumond Steve Roff, Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman
Town Clerk: Pamela Walker
Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith
Elaine Bradish, Steve Tiska, Nick Genovese, Mr. Lent, Collin Frost, Ron Longwell, Doug Earl, Neil Brayman
Motion by Craig DuMond to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.
Nick Genovese asked about dog licenses and asked why Masonville was so high. Craig said that this price was set to cover all the cost that comes to the Town due to yet another State mandate and to cover enumeration cost for the Dog Control Officer.
Steve Tiska spoke about last month’s minutes and asked to change them to say, that if an owner put something in a creek that was dangerous, there might be a liability to the owner. Craig said it was ok to correct minutes.
Steve spoke on the Cemetery and mowing, again. Mike looked into this over the last few months. He received a list of all the cemeteries in Masonville from the County Clerk. Mike labeled everything and put in Lynn’s box to see if in fact the Town owns any of them. Mike said the Town attorney made a legal determination already on this topic. The only time a Town must take over a cemetery, is if it was owned by a not for profit corporation that goes bankrupt. Steve said there are four cemeteries that should be under the Town Tax rolls and that another Assessor labeled them wrong. If in fact they were entered wrong, Lynn will go through this and see if anything needs to be corrected. Betty said that she has been all through this. If there are under 14 graves in a plot, you do not need to attend to them, but if over that amount, and is owned by the Town, they only have to be attended twice in a one-year period. Steve also said that the money that is paid to the men for mowing should come out of the general fund not highway.
Jeri asked if there was going to be clean ups days. Mike said not this year. It has been so costly for the Town because people were abusing the service and people from other Towns were bringing their junk to our Town to get rid of it. It cost the Town many thousands of dollars in tipping fees and overtime. We would rather spend that money on fixing the infrastructure for the Town.
Started to sweep roads
Restocking the sand supply
Getting trucks ready for summer
We are getting roads ready to pave. Like cleaning ditches, shoulders, cutting trees & brush, removing stumps and installing pipes.
Cleaned up junk and took to scrape yard, received $517.98 for scrap.
Met with Wayne Reynolds to inspect the Church Street Bridge, learned what to inspect and look for.
We are looking at dump box for the 2003 International. It shows excessive rot on major parts. Chuck got a quote to replace it at $47,000 installed.
As of now, two FEMA projects are on hold because of differences between them and NYSDEC. DEC will not permit projects to proceed as FEMA wanted them .Chuck has to start over to do a “scope of work” change to meet DEC specs. If FEMA approves the new plan, then the Town can proceed. This will take about a year. Mike asked if that means they will move quicker on the list of road projects that we have listed, Chuck said yes.
Mike said the Church Street Bridge passed inspection for pedestrian use and for seasonal use only. The bridge will be posted as such. Mike said that Chuck would now do yearly inspections on the Bridge and submit his reports.
Mike said he reviewed the two insurance quotes, one was Mang Insurance Co. and one was Mable Insurance Co. Both cover the all the same items, but Mang saves the Town close to $4,000.00. Mang will be the insurance carrier for the Town this year.
Craig read the CEO report for the Month of April.
Mike said the DPW is working with the local Highway Superintendents to create a Constitution Pipeline Road Use Agreement. This will create a unified County Agreement, which will not hinder the traffic used by loggers, stonecutters and farmers. It will however protect the Towns from Pipeline traffic and hold them liable for any damage to our roads. Mike also said that Craig would be attending that meeting on Tuesday, 14 May 2013.
Mike spoke on the Delaware County Mental Health Clinic, which is now in three locations in the County. The Clinic said they have outgrown their locations and will need more room. They want to consolidate to one location to save money. The problem that Mike sees is they are looking to go to the other side of the county. Mike says this will inconvenience a whole of people who work for them and who use them regularly.
Mike said that a new solid waste program would start up at the County level. It will entail recycling plastic bags and hay bale covers and the like from farms. Mike said County would pick up the plastic at the farms, saving the farmers from tipping fees and transportation to and from the dump. There will be no charge for this to the farmers. Mike said there is a solid market for the County to sell the Agriculture Plastic. He will have more on this next meeting.
Mike reported that there would be a free rabies clinic on June 19th at the Masonville Fire Hall from 6:00 to 7:00.
Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves the inspection reports presented by the Delaware County DPW and the Town of Masonville Highway Department, with reference to the Church St. Bridge. These reports verify that the bridge is suitable and safe for foot traffic only, The DPW report also recommends that an inspection of the bridge will be made after any significant storm or at minimum, every year. This inspection will be under the control of the Superintendent of the Town of Masonville, Highway Department. The annual inspection will use all of the points noted in the County report that may require attention. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board approves to take fund reserve A2660 property sale $2000.00 to be moved to A1420.4 Attorney contractual $2000.00. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.
Resolution #12, For approval of 2013-2014 Insurance Policy coverage for the Town. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. Copy attached.
Steve Roff asked about the union contract. Mike said he has called the union and sent numerous emails and left many messages over the last three months. He has received no response, but he will continue to try to contact them and resolve this. The only issue is the health insurance cost. The cost is not the amount the union said it would be.
63. Town Clerks Assoc 10.00
64. Quill Corp 359.94
65. Paraco 231.01
66. Paraco 294.35
67. Laing Trucking 38.75
68. Time Warner Cable 340.55
69. Drogen Elec. Supply 31.98
70. Mike Spaccaforno 118.25
71. Empire Computer 439.00
72. Mang 14,423.11
73. Laurie Burpoe 19.46
74. Laurie Burpoe 650.00
75. NYSEG 776.20
76. Frontier 95.88
77. By the Books 733.33
78. Joe Reynolds 221.70
79. Edson Jones 80.00
71. Marcy Hydraulics 151.74
72. Cook Brothers Truck Parts 113.90
73. D&D 142.87
74. John F.Winn 20.70
75. Scoville Meno 93.87
76. ADR/JB 190.57
77. J&J Equipment 1075.06
78. Chenango Sales Inc. 117.99
79. Fleet pride 60.51
80. Jess F. Howes 927.85
81. Tri-County Communications 181.50
82. Frank George & Sons Inc. 100.00
83. Hillside 62.70
84. Suit-Kote Corp. 1061.10
85. G&L Auto Supply 741.60
86. McAdams 17.10
87. Chenango Welding Supply 206.23
88. Tractor Supply 129.12
89. Anderson 3180.00
90. NYS Office of General Services 650.00
91. Interstate Batteries 457.90
92. Waynes Welding Inc. 2135.05
93. E&R Popes Excavating 2709.00
The meeting was adjourned at 8:15
Pamela Walker, Town Clerk