Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

June 15, 2006: minutes

Body:

A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, June 15, 2006 at the Municipal Complex 28 North School Street, Village of Mayfield.

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


PRESENT

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Walt Ryan, Councilman

Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

Richard Argotsinger, Councilman

Jack Putman, Councilman


OTHERS PRESENT: Bill Guido, Betty Tabor Historian, Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent, Kathi Hillock Assessor, Myrna Hallenbeck, Karen Mraz Fire Commissioner, Chris Mraz Mayfield Fire Chief, Carol Hart, Jim Yager Fire Commissioner, Tush Nikollaj Fire Commissioner


PUBLIC-

Myrna Hallenbeck questioned who a resident should contact regarding street lights that are out.

Councilman Argotsinger questioned Supervisor McLain why Peter Stone, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, shouldn’t work on the project at the county level.  The Supervisor explained his thoughts and his concern of the look of impropriety among the Supervisors.

Bill Guido questioned on the status of the Bushnell Road Bridge.

Supervisor McLain reported that he had spoken with Eric LeClaire and has set up a meeting for Monday evening at 7PM to discuss the Bushnell Rd Bridge with the Highway Committee, Highway Superintendent and himself.


DEPARTMENT REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT- Tom Ruliffson reported that he had spoken with a member of the school board regarding using the water truck that the school has. A discussion followed on this.

Councilman Argotsinger questioned the price of blacktop.

Councilman Putman questioned if Bill Murphy had done anything on Fritz Lane.

Supervisor McLain reported that he had been contacted regarding the Warner Hill Road gate that had been put up. A small discussion followed and Supervisor McLain will contact the town attorney.


BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT- Supervisor McLain reported that the building inspector was not in attendance due to the passing of his father and would submit a written report to the board.


ASSESSOR REPORT- Kathi Hillock assessor submitted her monthly report.


DOG CONTROL REPORT was submitted.


SUPERVISOR REPORT

Supervisor McLain reported that he had spoken with Mr. Riley from the US Postal Service and would be speaking with him again next week.


The Highway Equipment List would be reviewed by the Highway Superintendent and Highway Committee for insurance purposes.


A letter had been received from Mr. Walter Porath who has purchased the former Backyard Jack’s, requesting that the town waive the 30 day waiting period regarding the liquor license.  The Supervisor had talked with attorney Greco who suggested the town go ahead and waive the waiting period.


RES# 102 WAIVE 30 DAY TIME LIMIT

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


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to waive the 30 day waiting period for Walter Porath and authorize Supervisor McLain to sign a letter to New York State Liquor Authority doing so.


BEACH COMMITTEE


Res# 103 ESTABLISH PETTY CASH FOR BEACH

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


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to establish a petty cash in the amount of $100.00 for the beach to be returned to the town at the close of the beach.


RES# 104 ACCEPT BEACH SAFETY PLAN

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg 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 submitted beach safety plan for 2006.


The beach will open on Saturday, June 24th due to the amount of water that was over the road. The 6th grade class will have a picnic at the beach following their graduation on June 23rd as long as we can get enough lifeguards to cover. Councilwoman Sieg reported that she had received a request for a graduation party at the beach. A discussion followed.


FINANCIAL

The town clerk report was submitted with fees collected in the following accounts A account $576.20 Decals $3.99 B account $1516.84


Councilman Putman questioned a bill that was received from Four Season Tree Service for a tree to be taken down. A discussion followed. Councilman Ryan reminded the board and Superintendent Ruliffson that the town’s procurement policy allowed the Highway Superintendent to spend up to $1000.00 before needing board approval and the tree charge in question was $1200.00. Supervisor McLain suggested Tom get bids for future tree service instead of always going with one company.


RES# 105 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger 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 in the following accounts

General Townwide A account  vouchers 162-185   $15,656.70

General Outside B account vouchers 41-45             $1,701.36

Highway Outside DB account  vouchers 66-89       $6,575.54

Highway Townwide DA account  voucher 22         $120.00


NEW BUSINESS

WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT- Councilman Argotsinger asked if the board would consider forming a committee to look into establishing a water and sewer district. A discussion followed with Councilman Argotsinger being appointed to contact the newspaper to advertise for volunteers to serve on a committee of seven for this purpose.  Letters of interest are due August 1st.


Supervisor McLain reported on the recent corridor study open house that was attended by CEO Mike Stewart, Councilwoman Sieg and himself.


Fire District Treasure/ Secretary Carol Hart entered the meeting at 7:50 PM.


PUBLIC/ OTHER

Bill Guido questioned the impact of not eating the fish out of the Great Sacandaga due to the high content of mercury.


Fire Commissioner Jim Yager entered the meeting at 7:58PM

Fire Commissioner Tush Nikollaj entered the meeting at 7:58PM.


The fire district board of commissioners asked what major renovations the town had planned for  the rest of 2006.  A discussion followed on the firewall, elevator, blacktopping, and curbing. The commissioners really would like to see the second coat of blacktop on this year. Councilman Argotsinger questioned if these items were discussed with the contract before.


Fire Chief Chris Mraz reported to the board that School Street would be closed to traffic during the Bannertown Fair which is the same Thursday, August 17th, that their August meeting would be held. It was decided to hold the meeting at the Court House at 75 N Main Street that day.


RIGHT TO FARM LAW –Councilman Putman made a few suggestions to the proposed law. He was directed to contact Attorney Greco for legal advice for any changes to be made, and to look over the proposed law.


Tush Nikollaj, Fire Commissioner reported that the fire commissioners met and approved a resolution to allow the town to do the curbing and requested the town get a quote for the 2nd coat of blacktop.


ZONING- Councilman Ryan questioned how to handle the proposed changes to the law. Councilman Putman made a motion to repeal the zoning law. No one seconded the motion. A small discussion followed.  Supervisor McLain suggested all board members write down any questions or concerns they have with the changes proposed, and bring them to the July meeting where they will all be discussed.


PUBLIC/ OTHER

Councilman Argotsinger reported that he would like to receive the agenda on the Tuesday before the meeting as he doesn’t like getting to the meeting and getting it at that time.  The Supervisor stated he could send it out early but it will still be changed when the final draft is done due to all the last minute items that come in late and have to be added.


RES# 106 MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

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


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approve to move into executive session at 9:15PM for the purpose of health insurance contract and personnel.


RES# 107 MOVE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

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 to move out of executive session and back into regular session at 9:40 PM


RES# 108 ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF JUSTICE GALLUP

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


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the resignation of Justice Sherrill Gallup effective July 5, 2006 with regret.


RES# 109 AUTHORIZE BID FOR CURBING

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 bid for curbing work at the Municipal Building and authorize the signature of Supervisor McLain to the contract.


On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Sieg the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 PM. 5 AYES (McLain, Ryan, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 0 NAYS


Respectfully Submitted:



Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk