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Town of Mount Hope

1706 Route 211W,
Otisville,
New York 10963

March 11, 2013: March 11, 2013

REGULAR MEETING, TOWN OF MOUNT HOPE, MARCH 11, 2013

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The regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Mount Hope was held at Town Hall on March 11, 2013 at 7:30pm with the following present:

Supervisor William Novak
Councilman Michael Bell
Councilman Gary Ketcham
Councilwoman Janet Sutherland
Councilman Ed Fairweather
Town Clerk Kathleen Myers

OFFICIALS PRESENT:  T. Gilmore – Planning Board Chairperson, D. Hassenmayer – Highway Supt., W. Melton – Village Trustee, J. Musial – Highway Dept. Secretary, Chief P. Rickard, Z. Kelson – Town Attorney, .

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Supervisor Novak called the meeting to order at 7:30pm.

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:

MOTION offered by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland that the minutes of the 02-25-2013 meeting as submitted are approved.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Building Inspectors Report  Feb. 2013
  2. Supervisor’s report Feb. 2013
  3. Police Dept. Monthly Report Feb. 2013
  4. Planning Board meeting minutes 2-19-13
  5. Police Budget modification
  6. Letter from Senator Bonacic re: “In support of the 2nd Amendment”
  7. Letter from Occupations re: raffle tickets sales
  8. Complaint from a resident re: hauling on Rose Lane
  9. Letter from Office of State Comptroller re: extension on annual report filing
  10. Letter from Clark Patterson Lee: thank you for reappointment
  11. Letter from Mayor Wona re: fire contract

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

POLICE DEPARTMENT (Chief Rickard):

Chief Rickard reported that he needs the DWI resolution adopted again for this year.  He informed the board that the Otisville Hardware Store is filing for a federal firearms license to include selling firearms and ammunition.  The PESH case is not yet closed.  There are still 4 employees in need of shots – which they are working on.  The Victims Rights Ceremony will be held on April 24 at the park where a tree will be planted.  Chief Rickard asked for the week of May12 to be designated as Police Week in the Town of Mount Hope as in the past couple years.  The floors are finally done at the station.  He also informed the board that the Amodeo case has been taken care of.  He put Officer McGrath on the case.  He also stated that he will have ready for the next meeting a resolution for National Crime Victim’s Week.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT (Superintendent Hassenmayer):

Supt. Hassenmayer reported on the following: He asked permission to attend Highway school in Ithaca in June from the 2nd thru the 5th.  He spoke re: the security system at the park.  He had Brian Carey look into possibly retrieving information but he was unable to.  Mr. Carey can replace the DVR for $2,189.00 and cameras @ $177 each.  However, he found those items cheaper on line.  Mr. Kelson suggested Bedick Communications.  He will email Dean the information tomorrow.  Supt. Hassenmayer asked what the status is on the truck body replacement.  Board will discuss.

 

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VILLAGE OF OTISVILLE (Trustee Melton):

Trustee Melton stated there was nothing to report but asked if the board had any questions.  Supervisor Novak inquired about the letter he received from the Mayor.  He stated that the letter said there were enclosures but he did not receive any in his envelope.

HIDDEN VALLEY (Supervisor Novak):

No report.

PLANNING BOARD (Chairman Gilmore):

Chairman Gilmore reported that there are 2 on the agenda for the meeting next week.

RESOLUTION FOR HIGHWAY SPUT. TO REPLACE DUMP BODIES ON TRUCK 5 & 6:

MOTION offered by Councilman Fairweather seconded by Councilman Bell to approve the replacement of the dump bodies for trucks #5 & #6 via the 2013 Oneonta County contract ref. #1606.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

REOSLUTION TO APPROVE POLICE DEPARTMENT BUDGET MODIFICATION:

MOTION offered by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland to approve the budget modification as follows: 

FROM revenue – Transfer $560.64 into A3120.1 Police P/S.

All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION FOR POLICE CHIEF TO SIGN STOP DWI CONTRACTS FOR 2013:

MOTION offered by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland to authorize the Police Chief to sign the 2013 STOP DWI contracts with the County of Orange.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUPERVISOR’S REPORT:

MOTION offered  by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilman Fairweather to approve the Supervisor’s report for the month of February 2013 as submitted.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

2012 ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT (Supervisor Novak):

At this time, Supervisor Novak stated that the Town Accountant, Kelli Walsh, has requested a 30 day extension to file the 2012 annual financial report.  The Town received approval for this on March 7, 2013.

RESOLUTION FOR OCCUPATIONS INC. RAFFLE REQUEST:

(AT THIS TIME, Attorney Kelson disclosed that his brother sits on the board at Occupations Inc.)

MOTION offered by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland to allow Occupations Inc. to sell raffle tickets within the Town of Mount Hope.  .  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION FOR HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO ATTEND HIGHWAY SCHOOL:

MOTION offered by Councilman Fairweather seconded by Councilman Bell to authorize the Highway Superintendent to attend Highway School in Ithaca from June 2 thru June 5.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION TO DECLARE the WEEK OF MAY 12 AS POLICE WEEK IN MOUNT HOPE:

MOTION offered by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilman Fairweather that the Town Board of the Town of Mount Hope designates the week of May 12, 2013 as police week in the Town of Mount Hope.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

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RESOLUTION TO AUDIT THE CLAIMS:

MOTION   by Councilman Ketcham seconded by Councilman Bell to approve the following bills:

GENERAL A:                 #132-162           $51,916.72

GENERAL B:                 #24-26              $  5,639.00

HIGHWAY:                    #33-43              $42,528.96

SEWER:                       #18-26              $12,912.57.

All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:    NONE

BOARD COMMENTS:

Councilman Ketcham stated that the Assessor would like his outside line back.  Discussion ensued.  Chief Rickard will email his contact at the phone company.

RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Fairweather to enter into executive session at 7:55PM to discuss the police  contract.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION TO RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING:

MOTION   by Councilman Bell seconded by Councilman Ketcham to reconvene to regular meeting at 8:17pm.  NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AT THIS EXECUTIVE SESSION.   All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

RESOLUTION TO ADJOURN:

MOTION by Councilman Fairweather seconded by Councilman Ketcham to adjourn the meeting at 8:17pm.  All in favor – Bell, Ketcham, Novak, Sutherland, Fairweather.  Carried.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 25, 2013 at 7:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Kathleen Myers
Town Clerk