STATE OF NEW YORK February 6, 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.


PRESENT:

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker Absent: Supervisor-Mike Spaccaforno

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith

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


Public: Karen Kropp (Account Clerk), Ernst Keidel, Barbara Roff, Steve Tiska, Bob Basile, Robert Beards, Tom Klehr, Neil & Jodi Brayman, Everett Burrows


In the absence of the Supervisor Deputy Supervisor Craig DuMond ran the meeting.


MINUTES:

Motion by Jeri Brayman to accept minutes as presented, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.


FLOOR TIME:

  1. Steve Tiska asked the Clerk if she forward his request to the Supervisor. She said yes.



CORRESPONDENCE:

The Town Clerk read a letter to the Board from the Towns Health Inspector. James said that the Town owned him nothing for the 2012 year and that his rate will remain the same for 2013 at 50.00 per visit.


HIGHWAY REPORT:

  1. Plow and sanded roads as needed.

  2. Service work on equipment

  3. Custom built a canopy for the Ford Tractor

  4. Made several updates and repairs to the sand screen

  5. Wing on the newest plow truck came off while plowing repairs were under warranty

  6. Chuck asked the Board for approval to accept the low quote for the budgeted bucket coupler. The quotes were $3756.00-$3187.00-3180.00

  7. Chuck asked the Board approval to begin to action of various surplus items w/hwy. approval.


Motion by Craig DuMond to approve the lowest quote for the Bucket Coupler $3180.00, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

Motion by Craig DuMond to approval the Highway Superintendent to begin to through sealed bid or action surplus items from garage with first approval from Hwy. Committee on each item, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all favor carried.

Steve Roff told Chuck that he received several complaints on the plowing of Butts road and asked if Chuck could do anything about that. Chuck said that they only use sand and that he will try and put more done where needed.


Craig asked the Board to review and sign the expenditure of Hwy. monies for approval later.


Craig asked the Board to review the Yearly Justice Court 4 page agreement for approval later.


COMMITTEE REPORT:

Craig Read the CEO report for the Month of January.


SUPERVISORS REPORT:

  1. Mike reported that Board member, Undersheriff Craig DuMond has been appointed for a three year term to the Traffic Safety Board. Mike wished him good luck.

  2. Mike said that he was appointed to a third County Committee; he is now on the Public Works Committee in addition to the Legislation and Public Safety Committees.

  3. Mike reported the Time Warner Cable is going to increase their rates starting 01/March/2013 the new rate schedule is on the table for review.

  4. Mike reported that he is starting to work on the 2014 Budget for Masonville. Mike is soliciting pricing from different insurance companies. Pricing will be for the Towns liability and vehicle and building insurance. Hopefully it will decrease the premium for the year 2014.

Mike said there was a Constitution Pipeline Meeting on January 17th 2013 and that planning has been delayed to minor changes from the original plot plan and acceptance of third partner. A copy of the changes is on the table for review. Copy attached also.


Mike also noted that a grant has been given to the Masonville Fire Dept. for turn out gear & gas meters.


Craig noted that that Town received a check from the County for snow plowing for 11,419.14 for the period of Dec. 21st through Dec. 31st.


MOTIONS:

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the increase in the Highway budget revenue from an insurance recovery to be deposited as follows.

$ 1164.73 to account No. D2680 (Insurance Recovery) so moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves a transfer of funds to pay for the Deductible on an insurance repair as follows:

$ 1,164.73 from Account No. D2680 (Insurance Recovery)

$1164.73 to Account No. D5130.4 (Machinery-Contractual) so moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried

  1. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approves the attached budget transfers. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.

  2. Upon the recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve the Justice Court yearly agreement. So moved by Betty Scott, seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.

  3. Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor; the Town Board approve and accept the expenditure of Highway monies for the year 2013. So moved by Jeri Brayman, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried.


Motion by Betty Scott to pay all audited bills, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.


GENERAL:

3. By the Books 786.05

4. Paraco 444.91

5. NYSEG 208.73

6. Paraco 497.25

7. Quill 185.94

8. Quill 55.98

9. Heart of the Catskills 40.00

10. Quill 156.37

11. Quill 304.24

12. Tri Town News 11.94

13. The Walton Reporter 16.85

14. NYS Assoc. Of Tax Collectors 25.00

15. Tri Town News 18.48

16. Del. Co. Real Property 561.48

17. Paraco 196.12

18. Tri Town News 18.48

19. Joe Reynolds 109.59

20. Laurie Burpoe 750.00

21. West Payment Center 205.00

22. Linnea Wilson 59.32

23. Mike Spaccaforno 158.95

24. Action Garage Door 70.00

25. Jess F. Howes 194.76

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5,075.44


HIGHWAY:

13. Frank George 147.60

14. Caseys 150.00

15. Cobra Industries LLC 20.00

16. Mirabitos 3974.94

17. Haun 206.00

18. Chenango Welding 89.61

19. Tri County Communications 1396.98

20. Hill Crest Collision Carstar 1000.00

21. John F. Winn 2227.28

22. Waynes Welding 510.76

23. G&L Auto Supply 98.98

24. Wal-Mart 68.50

25. McAdams 19.71

26. Olivers 11.65

27. Del. Co. Dept. of Public Works 162.50

28. Unadilla Bolt & Nut 181.70

29. Champlain Oil Co. 112.79

30. Cook Brothers 65.74

31. Dags Auto Parts 461.18

32. Steel Sales 334.76

33. Five Star Equipment 1738.70

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12,979.38



Motion by Craig DuMond to go out of regular meeting and into executive session at 7:55 p.m. Discussion for possible Union Negotiations, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor carried.

Motion by Betty Scott to go out of executive session and back into regular meeting at 8:15 p.m. seconded by Steve Roff, all in favor carried.


Motion by Craig DuMond to accept the Teamsters Union Contract pending insurance, seconded by Jeri Brayman, opposed Steve Roff, carried


The meeting was adjourned at 8:17 p.m.

















SEE FULL SUPERVISORS REPORT 06/FEBRUARY/2013-NEXT PAGE





SUPERVISORS REPORT 06/FEBRUARY/2013

CONSTITUTION PIPELINE MEETING 17/ JAN/2013

1 - PLANNING HAS BEEN DELAYED DUE TO MINOR CHANGES FROM THE ORIGINAL PLOT PLANS AND ACCEPTANCE OF A THIRD PARTNER. THE PARTNERSHIP IS NOW;

WILLIAMS – 51%, CABOT – 25%, PIEDMONT -24%.

2 – THEY ARE LOOKING SOME ALTERNATE ROUTES TO SIMPLIFY THE PLANNING AND GET AWAY FROM PRIVATE LANDS. THERE WERE 26 RECOMMENDATIONS, BUT ONLY TWO ARE UNDER SERIOUS CONSIDERATION.

3 – 50% OF THE ORIGINAL ROUTE HAS CHANGED DUE TO LOCAL INPUT. THE NEW PROPOSED ROUTE WITH THE CHANGES IS ON THE TABLE AS YOU WALK INTO THE HALL. IT WILL STAY THERE FOR PUBLIC VIEWING.

4 – FOUR COMPRESSOR STATIONS WILL BE USED THROUGHOUT THE DELAWARE COUNTY SYSTEM. THEY WILL BE MUCH SMALLER THAN ORIGINAL TWO THAT WERE PLANNED. NONE ARE IN OUR TOWN.

5 –THE NEW 7c APPLICATION FILING WILL BE BETWEEN MAY TO JUNE 15. IT WILL TAKE A YEAR TO APPROVED OR DISAPPROVE.

6 – THE PRE-FILED DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT (DEIS) WILL BE FILED ON 20/FEB/2013. IT WILL TAKE 9 TO 11 MONTHS TO BE APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED.

7 – THE WORK CORRIDOR WILL REMAIN 600’ WIDE.

8 – THEY ARE STILL NEGOTIATING WITH THE LANDOWNERS FOR EASEMENT RIGHTS.

9 – WE DECIDED THE COUNTY DPW (THEY HAVE THE ENGINEERS AND KNOWLEDGE, ETC.) WILL BE THE LEAD AGENCY FOR THE ROAD REVIEW WITH INPUT FROM OUR LOCAL HWY. SUPERINTENDENTS.

10 – I ASKED “WHAT IS THE ANNUAL TAX ASSESSMENT FOR THE TOWNS THAT THE PIPELINE GOES THROUGH”? THE ANSWER WAS ASTOUNDING, $270.00 PER LINEAL FOOT. BY SCALING THE MAP SUPPLIED, I AM FIGURING THAT IT WORKS OUT TO APPX. 8,600 LINEAL FEET x $270 l/f = $2,322,000.00 FOR AN ASSESSMENT VALUE (THIS IS AN ESTIMATE). THIS WILL REALLY HELP THE TOWN WITH FRESH FINANCES TO MAKE SOME SERIOUS IMPROVEMENTS, AND BUILD UP OUR RESERVE FUND.

11 – THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE PIPELINE IS “LIFETIME” WITH 30 YEAR DEPRECIATION.

12 – IF APPROVED, THE WORK SHOULD START IN JUNE OR JULY OF 2014.

13 – THE PIPELINE PEOPLE WILL ALSO BE LOOKING FOR LOCAL PEOPLE AND COMPANIES TO PURCHASE STONE, FILL, GRAVEL AND HAY, WHICH WILL ALSO BOOST OUR LOCAL ECONOMY.