Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

February 22, 2007: minutes

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A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, February 22, 2007 at the Municipal Complex 28 North School Street. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Alan McLain.

The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ken Davison

 

PRESENT

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Richard Argotsinger, Councilman

Jack Putman, Councilman

Walter Ryan, Councilman

Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Paul Dwyer, Earl Hare, Michelle Buckley, James Buckley, Emily Davison, Ken Davison, Virginia Hall, Myrna Hallenbeck, Tony Pastore Recorder, Timothy Hart, Tonie Close, Betty Frasier, Bill Andrest, Alex Ricciardi, Steve VanAllen, Betty Tabor Historian, Frank Hoose, Naya Hoose, Nancy Hampton, Gilbert Tinney, Jeanette Tinney, Alexander Hitrick, Shirley Hitrick, MaryAnn Frank, Chris Dahl, Art Dahl, Jean Tarris, Bill Guido, Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent, Debbie Williams, Anna Gallup, Ed Gifford, John Fritzen, Francis Schrenkenberger, Bart Landers, Alan Olson, Barrie Hampton, Mark Murphy, Paul Huckans, Daniel Sardelli, Thelma Childs, Kathi Hillock Assessor, Harvey J Hart, Penny Sweet, David Handy, Barbara Handy, Roger DeRocker, Diane Henderson, Kandy Sprung Postmaster, John Reilly USPS, Michael Laveudieve USPS, James Rulison, Ace Hanna, Garth Allen, Sam Negrich, Kimberly Negrich, Paul Wilde, Debbie Wilde, Bob Dugan, Thomas Dugan, Joe Nehrbauer, Gary Montoney, Jack Pawlowski, Greg Gallup, Dick Mraz, Attorney Carm Greco, David Dopp, Jason Subik Leader- Herald, Kevin Donut, Mike Stewart CEO, Louis Martin.

 

Supervisor McLain introduced the three people from the postal service;  Michael Laverdiere, Real Estate Specialist, John Reilly, Manager of Operations Albany Area, and Candy Sprung, Mayfield Postmaster. 

 

PUBLIC- Michael Laverdiere from the United States Postal Service explained to the people in attendance the process for choosing a new site for the post office and opened the floor for comments and questions.

 

Harvey J. Hart spoke in favor of the post office being located in the Village for safety & convenience reasons

Betty Tabor spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village and as a former postal worker reported on the tragic accident in front of the post office when it was located on St Hwy 30.

Barrie Hampton spoke in favor of having the post office in the Village for health reasons as perhaps residents would get out and walk.

Ken Davison questioned if the rumor going around that the post office was going on St Hwy 30 was a done deal.

Louis Martin suggested that the post office purchase his property that is for sale and located in the Village.

Alex Ricciardi spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village and asked why the postal service waited so long to move.

Mary Ann Frank spoke about the dangers of the post office being in the trailers.

Dan Sardelli spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village and stated the hours are not convenient and suggested having longer hours.

Jeanette Tinney spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village.

Barbara Handy spoke in favor of having the post office on St Hwy 30.

Gilbert Tinney spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village.

Paul Huckans spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village.

 

RES# 37 OPEN PUBLIC HEARING ON VETERAN'S EXEMPTION

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

 

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to open the scheduled public hearing on proposed local law # 1 of the year 2007 entitled Veterans' Increased maximum Exemption as Authorized by Chapter 256 of the Laws of 2005 of the State of New York at 7:15 PM.

 

Assessor Kathi Hillock explained the exemption.

The public hearing was left open and the town continued with town business.

 

Bart Landers spoke about purchasing the land where the former post office was located and putting the new post office at that location.

Gary Montoney reported that he has land outside the Village that he would be interested in selling to the Postal Service.

Roger DeRocker reported that he had spoken to the business owners and postal workers and they felt it was a no brainier to have the post office in the Village.

Joe Pawlowski asked if it is a financial benefit to go to a certain location.

Paul Dwyer reported that he is a business man and 90% of the people he has spoken with want the post office in the Village.

Joe Nehrbauer spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village and asked if Federal regulations play a part in their decision.

Bill Conyne asked if Mr. Reilly and Mr. Laveudieve were involved in the location when the Northville and Broadalbin post offices were moved.

Thelma Childs spoke about when the post office was in the Village at the square and would like to see the post office back in the Village.

Tonie Close spoke in favor of keeping the post office in the Village and presented a letter to the USPS representatives in attendance and the Town Board.

Bart Landers questioned how much money would be lost if the post office locates in the Village over the Town.

Barbara Handy questioned where the location would be on St Hwy 30.

Alan Olson reported that a traffic light at the corner would not help much as the post office would be further up the road.

Virginia Hall asked if we could have a show of hands for the people in attendance that are in favor of keeping the post office in the village and a show of hands for those in favor of having it on St Hwy 30.

Everyone but 3 people raised their hands in favor of locating the post office in the village.

Mary Ann Frank questioned the time line for when a decision will be made.

Mark Murphy spoke that he is starting a business on St Hwy 30.

Bob Dugan spoke that he feels the Village is a good location for the post office.

Kevin from Dunkin Donuts spoke about the location on St Hwy 30 and felt that was a good place for the post office.

 

RES# 38 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING ON VETERANS EXEMPTION

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

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approve to close the public hearing on the proposed local law #1 of the year 2007 at 7:50 PM.

 

RES# 39 ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW NO#1 OF THE YEAR 2007 ENTITLED VETERANS' INCREASED MAXIMUM EXEMPTION AS AUTHORIZED BY CHAPTER 256 OF THE LAWS OF 2005 OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK

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

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the adoption of local law # 1of the year 2007 entitled Veterans' increased maximum exemption as authorized by chapter 256 of the laws 2005 of the state of New York.

 

Frank and Naya Hoose spoke regarding the requested documents of permission from affected landowners and insurance documents that were needed for permission to cross some driveways on School Street for the Southern Adirondack Snowmobile Club, and presented those documents to the supervisor, and asked for board approval.

 

RES# 40 APPROVAL OF TRAIL ON SCHOOL STREET

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

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the Snowmobile trail on School Street in the town of Mayfield from Brower Road south to Rte. 30.

 

ATTORNEY REPORT

 

RES# 41 APPROVAL OF ACCEPTING DEDICATION DEED TO FRITZ LANE

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

 

WHEREAS, a certain parcel of land know as "Fritz Lane" has been offered for dedication to the Town of Mayfield for highway purposes, which said parcel of land is presently owned by William T. Murphy, and is shown upon a Survey Map prepared by Charles R. Ackerbauer, P.E.L.S. entitled"Survey Map of Proposed Subdivision for William Murphy" which bears date of July 20, 2003, and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent of the Town of Mayfield has recommended acceptance of said parcel for dedication purposes, and has found the said parcel to meet all specifications set forth by the Town of Mayfield for a proposed town road, and

WHEREAS, the Town Attorney for the Town of Mayfield has reviewed all of the requisite legal documents for the Town's acceptance of the said parcel to be dedicated as a town road, and has recommended that the Town of Mayfield accept said parcel for dedication as a town road to be known as "Fritz Lane",

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Town Board of the Town of Mayfield, in regular session duly convened, that the Town Board of the Town of Mayfield hereby agrees to accept the deed of dedication for the said road to be known as "Fritz Lane" and hereby directs the Town Attorney to record the said deed in the Fulton County Clerk's Office, and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the recorded deed and the Abstract of Title for the said dedicated road are to be kept by the Town Clerk as permanent records of the Town of Mayfield.

 

A letter from Linda Rickus regarding property on Duffel Street was received. The matter was turned over to the town attorney for review.

Councilwoman Sieg questioned town attorney Greco on the right to farm law.

 

RES# 42 APPOINTMENT OF JOHN VADNEY AS PLANNING BOARD CHAIRMAN

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

 

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the appointment of John Vadney as Planning Board Chairman.

 

DEPARTMENT REPORTS

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT- Tom Ruliffson reported that he would be going to Glens Falls to see the new plow truck.

Supervisor McLain commented on the great job the highway workers and the sanitation workers did during the big snowstorm.

A discussion was held on the 1 ton truck and the discussion to put out bids for the truck was discussed. It was decided to have the highway committee and Tom write the specifications.

ASSESSOR- Kathi Hillock assessor submitted her monthly report.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS/ UPDATES

 

INVENTORY - Councilman Argotsinger reported that he had received the assessor's inventory sheets and was still waiting for the Justices.

 

FINANCIAL

The Town Clerk report was submitted with fees collected in the A account $885.18 B account $87.78 Decals $2.99

 

RES# 43 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

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

 

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the payment of vouchers in the following accounts

General Townwide   vouchers 29-63                                        $33,658.47

General Outside        vouchers 8-21                                          $5,972.31

Highway Townwide  vouchers 3-7                                            $30,382.78

Highway Outside       vouchers 10-20                                       $3,173.27

 

 

PUBLIC-

Bill Guido questioned on the status of the lift project.

Dan Sardelli questioned why the town charged only $1.00 when the post office would have to pay a lot more if they go on St Hwy 30.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR-

Mike Stewart CEO reported on the lift project and a discussion was held on the change orders to include fire proofing the 2 storage rooms for the town clerk and the village clerk and doing some work at the court.

The board decided to get more quotes for the work.

The annual CEO report was submitted.

 

A small discussion was held on whether the town can have a local law that is in conflict with the zoning law.

 

Supervisor McLain thanked Betty Tabor, Historian for all her work on the post office display.

 

RES# 44 MOVE INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to move into executive session for the purpose of personnel at 8:50 PM.

 

RES# 45 MOVE OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to move out of executive session and back into regular session at 9:21PM

 

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Putman the meeting was adjourned at 9:22PM 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg)

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk