Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

August 17, 2006: minutes

Body:

A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, August 17, 2006 at the Town Court Building 75 North Main Street, Village of Mayfield.

The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Alan McLain.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Caroline Jolly.


PRESENT:

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

Richard Argotsinger, Councilman

Jack Putman, Councilman


ABSENT: Walt Ryan Councilman


OTHERS PRESENT: Sherrill Gallup, Colleen Gallup, Marj Jones, Bill Jones, Caroline Jolly, Frank Jolly, Betty Tabor Historian, Tome Ruliffson Highway Superintendent, Charles Morrison, Mike Stewart CEO, Janise Inglis, Claudia Lake, Dennie Lake, Martha Truax, Carlton Truax, Larry Washburn


Supervisor McLain reported that the town board would like to honor two special people on their retirement from town offices Justice Sherrill Gallup and his court clerk and daughter Caroline Jolly.


RES# 122 HONORING SHERRILL GALLUP SR TOWN JUSTICE

On motion by Supervisor McLain and unanimous by the rest of the board the resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS

WHEREAS, Sherrill Gallup Sr. has retired from his position as Mayfield Town Justice; and

WHEREAS, Judge Gallup has served the Town of Mayfield residents for 28 years; and

WHEREAS, Judge Gallup has been a positive asset to the citizenship of the Mayfield Community as well as all of Fulton County; and

WHEREAS, The void left behind by his retirement will be felt by us all; and be it further

RESOLVED, That the Mayfield Town Board joins with all the people in the Mayfield Community, as well as all people whose path has crossed Judge Gallup’s in his sterling career, to thank him for his lengthy and professional service to his community, and his example of what a Town Justice should be.


RES# 123 HONORING MAYFIELD COURT CLERK CAROLINE JOLLY

On motion by Supervisor McLain and unanimously seconded by the town board the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS


WHEREAS, Caroline Jolly, has retired from her position as Mayfield Town Court Clerk; and


WHEREAS, Court Clerk Caroline Jolly has served the Town of Mayfield residents for 20 years; and


WHEREAS, Court Clerk Caroline Jolly has been a valuable asset to the citizenship of the Mayfield Community; and be it further


RESOLVED, That the Mayfield Town Board joins with all the people in the Mayfield Community, to thank her for her long and professional  service to our community.


PUBLIC-

Charles Morrison 92 North Main Street and adjoining neighbor requested that the ditch be cleaned between their properties and behind the property of Mr. and Mrs. Truax. A discussion followed with the highway committee and the request will be forwarded to the town attorney to review.


DEPARTMENT REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTEDENT REPORT-

Tom Ruliffson, Highway Superintendent reported that the sand pile seems very dry at this time. He questioned if we could draw the sand to Mud Road. A small discussion followed with Councilman Argotsinger to handle this.

Griffis Road- There are a few bad spots at the end of the road that need to be repaired.

A discussion was held on paving Third Ave and who would pay for it.

Tom reported that he had attended two meetings for FEMA.


BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT-

Mike Stewart, CEO submitted his monthly report which included 20 permits being issued.

Also he presented a change to the junkyard law, which was discussed.


RES# 124 ACCEPT PENDING LAW CHANGES TO ATTORNEY

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to accept the pending junkyard law changes and approves to send the changes to the town attorney for review.


Mike Stewart CEO also reported that he would be out of the office on August 29th and 30th for training.

Mike Stewart CEO also reported on the lift update and will forward the information on to the town attorney for approval.


ASSESSOR REPORT-

Kathi Hillock, Assessor submitted her monthly report.


DOG CONTROL REPORT was submitted.



SUPERVISOR REPORT-

RES# 125 AMEND RESOLUTION # 117 APPOINTMENT OF TEMPORARY JUSTICE

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that WHEREAS There exists a vacancy for Mayfield Town Justice due to the resignation on July 5, 2006 of Sherrill L. Gallup Sr. and


WHEREAS The vacancy exists until December 31, 2006 and]


WHEREAS The Town of Broadalbin has agreed to provide their Town Justice Gilston to the Town of Mayfield on a monthly basis as long as needed, not to exceed December 31, 2006. The Town of Broadalbin will provide this service to the Town of Mayfield at the rate of $957.00 per month plus all applicable mileage.


The Mayfield Town Board resolves to formally request that the District Administrative Judge temporarily assign Broadalbin Town Justice Joseph Gilston to this vacancy pursuant to UJCA 106.


Supervisor McLain reported that the engineer for the Bushnell Bridge would like to set a meeting with the Highway committee, Highway Superintendent, and Supervisor. A meeting was set for September 11, 2006 at 7:00 PM.


Attorney Greco is reviewing Vandenburgh Point Road, Right to Farm Law and the Zoning Law changes.


POST OFFICE UPDATE-

Supervisor McLain reported that he had received a call from the engineering firm on the Village Hall to refurbish it for the post office. They will be coming to look at the building next week.


COMMITTEE REPORTS/ UPDATES

BEACH- Councilwoman Sieg reported that the beach would like to close on Friday August 25th instead of Sunday August 27th. A discussion followed on this also Councilwoman Sieg reported on the recent vandalism at the beach.


RES# 126 CHANGE OF CLOSING DATE FOR BEACH

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approve to change the closing date for the Mayfield Town Beach from August 27th to August 25th.


GRANT-

Councilwoman Sieg reported that the paperwork for the $25,000.00 grant had been returned since they thought it was for work for the inside of the building when in fact it was for paving the parking lot. The paper work has been returned and hopefully we will get the check in the near future.


Councilman Putman questioned the status of the new truck that had been ordered on state bid. Highway Superintendent Tom Ruliffson reported that it was at Arrowhead.


Councilman Argotsinger reported on the ad that had been placed for the water and sewer district search committee and we had received 3 applications. A small discussion followed and Councilwoman Sieg offered to do a press release to see if we can get anymore interested people.


FINANCIAL

The Town Clerk report was submitted with fees collected in the A account $4292.10 B account $ 1767.48 Decals $3.15


RES# 127 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to pay the vouchers in the following accounts

General Townwide A                vouchers 226-242                    $11,147.36

General Outside B                    vouchers 57-63                        $531.94

Highway Outside DB                vouchers 107-128                    $104,479.38


RES# 128 APPROVE MINUTES WITH CHANGE

On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (Mclain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS


RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the minutes of July 20th with the following change.  Attorney Greco was on vacation from July 28th – August 13th

The minutes of August 4th as submitted.


PULIC/ OTHER

Janice Inglis expressed her concern over the situation on Riceville Road.

Claudia Lake also expressed her concern of the road.

Larry Washburn questioned the set backs on the properties.

Claudia Lake has concern about two trees on property and doesn’t know who owns them. Tom Ruliffson will check on these.


Fall Clean Up Days are September 14- 16

Councilman Putman questioned on the status of the surplus equipment that was going to be gotten rid of.


On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger the meeting was adjourned at 8:18PM. 4 AYES (McLain, Sieg, Argotsinger, Putman) 1 ABSENT (Ryan) 0 NAYS.


Respectfully Submitted:



Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk