STATE OF NEW YORK October 2, 2013



The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m.


Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Councilmen: Betty Scott, Jeri Brayman, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith


Steve Tiska, Ron Longwell, Kendal Craig, Elaine Bradish, Nick Genovese, Maggie Finger, Kathy Finger, Melissa Thomas, Kris Mott, Neita VanValkenburgh, Colin Frost, Everett Burrows


Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.


  1. Kris Mott spoke on her neighbor and there barking dog and what was going to be done with it no that the Town is without a Dog Contol Officer. Mike said he would do something about it tomorrow. Kris also stated that those same neighbors where outside yelling at her so as everyone around could here and they were not very nice words. Kris did call the police but it had stopped by then and they said they could not do anything but that they would go talk to them. Craig said that if they ever do it again to please call him personally. Craig also said that the Town Law could be changed to read that any Peace or Police Officer could take care of issues with dogs.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approve that the Town Attorney look at the Local Law and amend it to add any Peace or Police Officer can handle dog situtions in the Town of Masonville, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

  1. Steve Tiska asked if there was a book of ordinances and laws for the public to veiw. The Town Clerk has all laws at her Office. The Town Clerk said that most are on the Offical website. The Town Clerk will send the web master all the laws and ordinances she has for him to get on the page.

  2. Steve Tiska spoke on the Cemetaries and said summer helper mowed but that there should be money set aside for the maintainance for these. Mike said that the Lawyer has been very busy but that he is still on top of this.

  3. Judy Jackson asked if she was bonded and Craig said yes. Judy also asked if there could be a police officer or someone in the court room when soverence people come in. Craig said that generally State Police will not because they can’t do much but the Sheriffs department might. Most won’t go near them because they will open fire they don’t care. Craig but to please call the Sheriffs if she knows they are coimng.

  4. Steve Tiska asked if the Town had Liability coverage on the Town employees. Craig said yes and it is a blank coverage, cover all.

  5. Neita spoke on the Holloween party at the Church that willl be held on October 26th from 6:00 to 8:00. Neita said that young and old are welcome and that there will be games and a spoke house. Craig thank Neita for keeping this tradtion alive and he remember all the fun he used to have when he was a kid.


1. The Town Clark Read a Letter from Steve Tiska on a written to comply with Town Law 65-A as well as Local Law. Pertaining to the Liability and maintainance of the sidewalks


  1. Cleanded plugged pipes on Gould Dean and Shears Road from Storm early in September.

  2. Cuyle Rd washed from the Storm so they resurfaced it with millings

  3. Fixed holes and added gravel on Pine Hill

  4. Helped Sidney Oil & Stone

  5. Replaced King pins and exhaust on Truck#4

  6. Began ditching and shouldering Parker Hollow

  7. Prepared Roads for oil and Stone

  8. Oil and Stoned parts on Finerty, Foster Steam Mill Beals Pond and all of McMullen and Hellerud Roads.

  9. Recent word on the Backhoe, the rear end is rebuildable with new quote of 3 to 4 thousand dollars less. Chuck would like the ok to do this.

Motion by Craig Dumond to authorize the Backhoe to get rebuilt per Chucks quote, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

Jeri wanted to personally thank the Highway crew for the fine job on Steam Mill.


  1. Craig read the CEO report for the month of September.


  1. Mike said he has left several messages at several cell phone tower companies trying to get service for this Town. Mike said he has of yet to here back from anyone but is not giving up.

  2. Mike spoke on the Budget workshop and said the Board came in with a 12% increase and after working thing around and cutting some things it ends up with a 5.4% increase which in turn means about $30.00 increase per $100,000 assessed value. Mike also said that there will be another that has to be passed for the Tax Cap Levey Overide which is this year 1.66%.

  3. Mike said that he has gotten together with the Highway Superintendent several time to go over the Roads that will be repaired this Year and they hope to add a feww more for next years budget.

  4. Mike said he will be in jury duty next week so it may be hard to get ahold of him.


  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves a public hearing, pertaining to the 2014 Town of Masonville budget. Notice is to be advertised by the Town Clerk, two weeks before the November 6th 2013 meeting, in the Tri Town News and the Walton Reporter. So Moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Steve Tiska, all in favor carried.


Resolution #15- Agreement for Control Of Snow On County Roads By Town Forces Pursuant to Section 135-A Of The Highway Law. So moved by Craig DuMond , Seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to pay all audited bills, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried


143. Tri Town News 3.47

144. Office of State Comptroller 1835.00

145. Edson Jones 100.00

146. NYSEG 208.73

147. By the Books 838.22

148. Cowen Law Firm 3000.00

149. Walmart 128.75

150. Mike Spaccaforno 117.70

151. Laurie Burpoe 610.00

152. Joe Reynolds 215.13




164. NYS Office of General Services 50.00

165. Cobleskill Stone Products 8059.89

166. Kimball Midwest 190.30

167. McAdams 73.72

168. Marcy Hydraulics 207.56

169. Mirabito 3164.02

170. Ben Funk 2254.51

171. Tepco 21.00

172. Haun 12.87

173. Masonville Stone 18,072.00

174. Vestal Asphalt Inc 53,875.60

175. E&R Popes Excavating 2457.00

176. Cooks Brothers 206.92

177. Dags Auto Parts .59



The meeting was closed at 8:03 P.M.


Pamela Walker, Town Clerk