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Town of Mount Hope

1706 Route 211W,
Otisville,
New York 10963

Town Hall on February 17, 2015 minutes

The workshop meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Mount Hope was held at Town Hall on February 17, 2015 at 7:30pm with the following present:  Supervisor Chad Volpe, Councilman Matthew Howell, Councilman Gary Ketcham, Councilwoman Janet Sutherland, Councilman Cambareri and Town Clerk Kathleen Myers

OFFICIALS PRESENT:  Highway Supt. Hassenmayer, Police Chief Rickard, Town Attorney Bavoso.

Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Supervisor Volpe called the meeting to order at 7:30pm.  He asked that everyone please silence or turn off their cell phones.

RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT PRIOR MEETING MINUTES:

MOTION offered by Councilman Cambareri seconded by Councilman Howell that the minutes of the 2-2-15 regular meeting and 2-2-15 joint meeting as submitted are approved.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  1. Annual report filing 1-29-2015
  1. 3 fuel agreements (Cornell, MH Fire Company, Village of Otisville)
  1. Request from Minisink Youth Soccer to use soccer field at park
  1. Supervisors report January 2015
  1. Post office resolution
  1. Police budget modification
  1. Building Inspector report January 2015
  1. OU BOCES resolution
  1. Resignation from Dep. Police Chief M. Byrne
  1. Training request from Highway Supt.
  1. MHFC report 2-17-2015

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

POLICE DEPARTMENT Chief Rickard:

Chief Rickard reported the contract for BOCES is for ride along. He requested approval for Officer Briceno to attend training April 28-30 in Verona NY.  Lodging $477 & training $239. This is a budgeted item.  He requested executive session for a personnel issue.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT Highway Supt. Hassenmayer:

Supt. Hassenmayer reported we are ok for salt.  He placed order last week.  They are low on sand/salt mix.  He requested approval for the various training classes. They are all offered by the Cornel Local Road Program. Supervisor Volpe: thanked Dean and the guys for all their help in Town Hall.

MOUNT HOPE FIRE COMPANY by Chief Doty:

Chief Doty read report into record.  Copy on file in Town Clerk’s office.  He thanked Dean for the times he had to call him for help to sand the roads.  He thanked the police dept. as well.  Supervisor Volpe asked how they refill when it’s so cold.  Chief Doty explained they use hydrants when they can and tankers when they need to.

VILLAGE OF OTISVILLE by Trustee Loeven:

Ms. Loeven reported they are all set for the last joint public hearing tomorrow night.  She met with Janet re: kick off summer rec meeting. It was very productive.  They set dates for registration. Ad will go in paper in a few weeks for 2 assistant directors and counselors.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE FUEL AGREEMENTS WITH CORNELL COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, VILLAGE OF OTISVILLE & MOUNT HOPE FIRE COMPANY:

MOTION offered by Councilman Cambareri seconded by Councilman Howell to approve the fuel agreements between the T/O Mount Hope and Cornell Coop. Ext., T/O Mount Hope and Village of Otisville & T/O Mount Hope and Mount Hope Fire Company.  Copies will be on file in Town Clerk’s office. All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

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RESOLUTION TO RE-ADOPT THE TOWING LAW WITH A NUMBER CHANGE ONLY:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilman Cambareri to re-adopt the Towing Law as Local Law #1-2015 from #4-2014. All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

WEBSITE:

Supervisor Volpe stated the website is up and running. There are a couple little quirks to be ironed out.

AED INSTALL:

Supervisor Volpe informed the AED for the Senior Center will be installed tomorrow.  Chief Doty asked about the install of alarm & the box & when you open it does the alarm go off.  Supervisor Volpe: yes.

2014 ANNUAL REPORT:

Supervisor Volpe reported the Annual Report for 2014 was filed with the state on January 29, 2015.  A copy is on file in Town Clerk’s office.

RESOLUTION TO SURPLUS & DISPOSE OF BUILDING DEPT. COMPUTER TOWER:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilman Ketcham to surplus and destroy computer tower from building department as follows:  DELL tower #00186-125-177-756.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION REQUESTING THAT THE US CONGRESS PROHIBIT THE US POSTAL SERVICE FROM CLOSING (OR CONSOLIDATING) ITS MAIL PROCESSING CENTER IN NEWBURGH/MID-HUDSON P & DC:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland to approve the resolution REQUESTING THAT THE US CONGRESS PROHIBIT THE US POSTAL SERVICE FROM CLOSING (OR CONSOLIDATING) ITS MAIL PROCESSING CENTER IN NEWBURGH/MID-HUDSON P & DC. All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

COPIER:

Supervisor Volpe informed the board that the new copier was ordered and all offices will be connected to it wirelessly.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUPERVISOR’S REPORT:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilman Cambareri to approve the January 2015 Supervisor’s report as presented.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN SUPERVISOR TO SIGN THE CLINICAL EXPERIENCE CONTRACTUAL AGREEMENT WITH OUBOCES IN EFFECT FROM 2-5-2015 THROUGH 6-30-2018:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Cambareri to approve the Supervisor to sign the OUBOCES Clinical Experience Contractual Agreement for the ride-a-longs.   All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING FOR MS4 STORMWATER:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Ketcham to schedule a public hearing for the MS-4 Stormwater for March 2, 2015 at 7:20pm.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE POLICE OFFICER ANNA BRICENO TO ATTEND TRAINING:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Ketcham to approve Police Officer Anna Briceno to attend overnight training in Verona NY April 28-30. All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

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RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT RESIGNATION FROM MATTHEW BYRNE, DEPUTY POLICE CHIEF:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Howell to accept the resignation from Matthew Byrne, Deputy Police Chief effective Feb. 24, 2015, with regret.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE MINISINK YOUTH SOCCER TO USE SOCCER FIELD AT TOWN PARK:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilman Cambareri to approve Minisink Youth Soccer to use the field at the town park from March 15, 2015 through June 30, 2015, pending receiving the schedule (for mowing purposes).  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE HIGHWAY DEPT. PERSONNEL TRAINING CLASSES:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilman Ketcham to approve the following training classes:

  1. Dean to ADVOCACY DAY in Albany on March 4th (no cost)
  2. B. Walters & B. Wickham: Brewster NY for TractorMower Operator Safety 4-8 or 4-9 $50pp
  3. B. Walters & B. Wickham: Ulster County for Traffic Signs /Pavement Markings April 1st $50pp
  4. Dean, Julie, & 2 add’l highway employees to Delaware County for Storm Water Management                  May 12 $50pp
  5. Dean & Julie: Broome County May 19th for Powers & Duties of Local Highway Officials $50pp

All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO ENTER INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Ketcham to enter into executive session at 7:50pm to discuss a police personnel issue.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO RECONVENE REGULAR MEETING:

MOTION offered by Councilman Howell seconded by Councilwoman Sutherland to reconvene the regular meeting from executive session at 8:32PM. NO ACTION WAS TAKEN AT THIS EXECUTIVE SESSION. All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE POLICE BUDGET MODIFICATION:

MOTIN offered by Councilman Ketcham seconded by Councilman Howell to approve the budget modification as follows:  transfer $515.16 into A3120.1 Police P/S.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

RESOLUTION TO AUDIT THE CLAIMS:

MOTION offered by Councilwoman Sutherland seconded by Councilman Ketcham to approve the following bills:

GENERAL A:#54-83$48,328.83

GENERAL B:#9-11$  1,015.37

HIGHWAY:#16-22$25,130.10

SEWER:#9-12$  3,674.51.

All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

 

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION:

Diane Loeven: From Hometown Helpers, Seniors, Village, Yard sale – Matt has been tremendous support to every aspect of this community. He will be missed.

 

Mary Maurizzio: Why executive session before end of meeting?  Supervisor Volpe stated that’s where he usually does it.

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BOARD COMMENTS:

Councilwoman Sutherland to Mike Osborne: please explain the ice rescue training.  Mr. Osborne: Battalion 8 held a drill on Saturday for Ice Rescue training.  Went good.  4 members attended.  There was a funeral details other members went to.  She asked Dean to relay to the guys that the guys have done an exceptional job during these past few weeks with the storms.  She asked for Chief to relay to Officer Rich & Officer Santiago that they did a great job with the stabbing and the robbery.

Mrs. Maurizzio asked about Devan’s Gate and things she’s hearing about repairs not getting done. Is anyone doing anything about it? Supervisor Volpe stated that the last complaint filed was in August/September. Councilwoman Sutherland asked what she’s hearing? Mrs. Maurizzio:  leaky ceiling, broken stove, exit blocked by snow.  Supervisor Volpe:  some things are not enforceable by the town.

RESOLUTION FOR ADJOURNMENT:

MOTION offered by Councilman Ketcham seconded by Councilman Howell to adjourn the meeting at 8:40 pm.  All in favor: Howell, Ketcham, Volpe, Sutherland, Cambareri; carried.

The next meeting is scheduled for March 2, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Kathleen A. Myers, Town Clerk