Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

April 20, 2006: Minutes

Body:

A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the Mayfield Municipal Building 28 North School Street, Village of Mayfield.


PRESENT

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Walt Ryan, Councilman

Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

Jack Putman, Councilman

Richard Argotsinger, Councilman


OTHERS PRESENT: Bill Guido, Betty Tabor Historian, Myrna Hallenbeck, Mike Stewart CEO, Christie Croft, Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent


The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor McLain and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Bill Guido.


PUBLIC- Betty Tabor, Historian stated they needed an organization to take over the Niles Egg Hunt.  Supervisor McLain reported he had contacted the President of the Mayfield PTA to ask them if they would be interested, but has not heard back yet.


ATTORNEY REPORT- Attorney Greco reported that he had researched the law of selling or leasing a town owned building to another entity.  A municipality is permitted to sell or lease property to another municipality.  The Postal Service, in this case, is considered a "municipality," so it is therefore permitted.


CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT- Mike Stewart CEO reported on the dangerous building located on Knott Road owned by the Estate of Claude Bradt.


RES# 73 DANGEROUS BUILDING ON KNOTT ROAD

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Ryan the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


                WHEREAS, the Code Enforcement Officer for the Town of Mayfield, who is also the said Town’s Building Inspector, as such term is defined in Local Law No. 1 of the year 1990, has inspected a fire damaged building on Knott Road in the Town of Mayfield (SBL#103.-5-36) on April 14, 2006, and

                WHEREAS the said Officer has duly submitted a written report to the Mayfield Town Board containing his findings, and recommendations in regard to repair or demolition of said building on said premises, reportedly owned by the Estate of Claude Bradt, and

                WHEREAS the said Town Board has duly considered the said written report and the findings and recommendations of the said Officer,

                NOW, THERFORE, on motion made, seconded and carried, it is hereby

                RESOLVED that the written report of the Code Enforcement Officer be and the same is hereby accepted, together with its findings and recommendations, and it is further

                RESOLVED that the fire damage building on Knott Road (SBL # 103.-5-36) reportedly owned by the Estate of Claude Bradt is unsafe, dangerous and beyond repair, and it is, therefore,

                RESOLVED that the said fire damaged building be demolished and removed, and it is further

                RESOLVED that written notice be served upon the legal owner of the said premises, as required by Section 5 of Local Law No. 1 of the year 1990, ordering the demolition and removal of the said fire damaged building.


HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT- Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent reported that he had met with Councilman Putman regarding the request to purchase a new truck like the one they purchased last year. Some of the items that will be removed from the bid include the air conditioning, spare tire and pinnal hook. This truck will replace the 1990 that the town is using at this time according to Councilman Putman.


RES# 74 AWARD BID FOR 2006 SINGLE AXLE PLOW TRUCK

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the purchase of a 2006 International single axle plow truck from state bid in the amount of $128,782.80, and authorizes the Supervisor to sign the contract.


CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER REPORT- Mike Stewart CEO submitted his monthly report.


SUPERVISOR REPORT-

Letter from Gloversville transit system was received regarding a possible new route in the town.

Letter from Mr. Murphy regarding the town taking over Fritz Lane was received.

Grant money left from Farley’s office was discussed, and the Supervisor has talked to his office.

Reported had met with the budget officer regarding Fulton County Infirmary, and as soon as the audit is finished at the Infirmary, he will sit down with her to discuss.


BUSHNELL ROAD BRIDGE- Councilman Putman reported that 8 engineering bids were opened by the highway committee. The 3 lowest were as follows

Wilbur Smith Group                             $18,200

Spectrum                                               $20,150

MJ Landscaping                                $23,500


RES# 75 RECOMMEND WILBUR SMITH GROUP FOR ENGINEERING SERVICES FOR THE BUSHNELL ROAD BRIDGE

On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the hiring of Wilbur Smith Group for engineering services for the Bushnell Road Bridge Project, pending legal opinion by the town attorney.


MUNICIPAL BUILDING PARKING LOT- Councilman Ryan reported that he had received three bids for curbing

A&K    Slip form concrete                                $6,732.00

JJP                                                                          $7,122.00

JJP       (alternate bid)                                           $8,312.00


RES# 76 APPROVE JJP FOR CURBING PROJECT

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Ryan the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES ( McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger) 1 NAYS (Putman)


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to hire JJP to do the curbing at the Municipal Complex building parking lot with slip concrete, pending supervisor to send transmittal to fire district for approval.


RIGHT TO FARMING LAW- A discussion was held and a committee of Councilman Argotsinger and Councilwoman Sieg was appointed to make changes to the document and report back at a future meeting.


RES# 77 ACCEPTANCE OF TOWN CLERK’S REPORT

On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the town clerk’s report with fees collected in the A account $509.07 B account $1915.76


RES# 78 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the payment of vouchers pending town board signatures in the following accounts

General Townwide A account vouchers 89-129                             $22,073.86

General Outside B account   vouchers 24-32                   $3,296.96

Highway Townwide DA account vouchers 20-21                          $1,361.40

Highway Outside DB account vouchers 34-46                               $2,515.04


PUBLIC- Bill Guido questioned if the bids awarded for Bushnell Road Bridge was for engineering services or for paving.


RES# 79 MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to move into executive session at 8:41 PM for the purpose of personnel.



RES# 80 MOVE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED: that the Mayfield Town Board approve to move back into regular session at 9:04 PM.


The Dog Control Contract with the Adirondack Park Animal Hospital was discussed.  Upon recommendation by the Dog Control Committee, it was decided that the Supervisor would send a letter to the Dog Control Officer instructing her that every effort must be made to have dogs discharged from Adirondack Park Animal Hospital by the 10th Day, with the exception of dogs involved in biting incidents, in which case they must remain longer as required by Ag & Markets Law.


On motion by Councilman Argotsinger and seconded by Councilman Putman the meeting was adjourned at 9:26PM.   5AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


Respectfully Submitted:



Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk