A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, June 7, 2007 at the Mayfield Municipal Complex 28 North School Street. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor McLain and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Alan McLain, Supervisor
Richard Argotsinger, Councilman
Jack Putman, Councilman
Walter Ryan, Councilman
Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman
OTHERS PRESENT: Betty Tabor Historian, Kathi Hillock Assessor, Greg Hitchcock Leader Herald, Melvyn Dopp, Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent, Linda Kemper Supervisor Town of Northampton, Jim Cownie, Justice Marge Jones, Yvonne Majors FC Outreach, Lindsay Hill, Jeno Gonzales
Jim Cownie thanked Supervisor McLain and Clerk Hart for making appointments for AARP for tax returns.
Judge Jones made a presentation to the board on a grant that is available.
RES# 86 APPROVE JUSTICES TO WORK ON A GRANT
On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY.
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves for Judge Jones and Judge Papa to work together on a grant application.
Betty Tabor Historian reported that she had been contacted about the condition of the Riceville cemetery. A small discussion followed and highway Superintendent Ruliffson will check on it and get a quote to have the trees taken down.
RES# 87 OPEN PUBLIC HEARING ON SOCIAL HOST LAW
On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to open the public hearing on the proposed social host law at 7:15PM.
The public hearing notice was read by Town Clerk Hart.
Yvonne Major from Fulton County Outreach made a presentation on the law.
Northampton Supervisor Linda Kemper stated she was in favor of the law.
The public hearing was left open and the town continued with town business.
Councilman Ryan reported that the beach employees would have a work session on Saturday June 16 from 10-12.
Highway Superintendent Ruliffson reported that he had contacted HRBRRD regarding removal of stumps and branches in the road to the beach. The highway employees will work on the beach on Friday.
The beach will open to the public on Saturday June 23rd.
WATER & SEWER DITRICT COMMITTEE-
Councilman Ryan reported that the committee will be meeting for the next two weeks on Thursdays. Councilman Ryan and Councilman Argotsinger will attend the meeting next Thursday.
Supervisor McLain asked if the policy committee of Councilman Ryan and Councilman Putman had finished writing up a new culvert policy. They hadn't yet but will report back at the next meeting.
RIGHT TO FARM LAW-
Councilwoman Sieg reported that she had emailed the proposed draft law to the state and asked for suggestions. The board is waiting for the proposed draft and then will forward it to Attorney Greco for review.
Supervisor McLain reported that he had contacted the Gloversville Water Board to invite them to our meeting but hadn't received any response back.
Ferguson & Voss will survey the property at the old Village Hall.
Spring Clean Up static's were discussed.
Fall Clean Up dates are September 13-15
Broadalbin Fire Contract was discussed
Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance letter was discussed.
RES# 88 APPROVE RESOLUTION AS OUTLINED
On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Argotsinger the following resolution was ADOPTED 5AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the letter draft from Attorney Greco to the Town of Broadalbin regarding the worker's compensation issue for the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Company and authorizes Supervisor McLain to sign the letter and send it.
A discussion was held on the Gloversville Transit proposed route through Mayfield.
RES# 89 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING
On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to close the public hearing on proposed local law # 3 0f 2007 Social Host Law.
RES# 90 ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW #3 OF 2007 SOCIAL HOST LAW
On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilman Ryan the following resolution was ADOPTED by Roll Call Vote.
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the adoption of local law #3 of 2007 Social Host Law.
Assessor Kathi Hillock submitted her monthly report which included the town has a tentative equalization rate of 75% and that the Ag exemption has changed recently.
RES# 91 APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF 5/03, 5/17, AND 5/24/2007
On motion by Councilwoman Sieg and seconded by Councilman Ryan the following resolution was ADOPTED 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY
RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the minutes of May 3, May 17 and May 24, 2007 as submitted.
Supervisor McLain read a letter from the New York State Clerk's Association notifying the town that Town Clerk Dorothy Hart had received her certification as a registered municipal clerk.
A list of roads that are scheduled to be paved this year was submitted.
Councilman Argotsinger reported that there are cracks in the road on Nine Mile Tree Road that was just paved in 2006. A small discussion followed.
RTE 30 CORRIDOR STUDY was discussed and Supervisor McLain will ask the town's planning board chairman to meet with Senior County Planner Sean Geraghty and a representative from NYS D.O.T.
Betty Tabor questioned how the money that the senior citizens club gets every year is distributed.
Tom Ruliffson questioned if the town was scheduling one meeting per month for the summer.
Councilman Ryan stated to Tom Ruliffson, as a Village Trustee, that the town board would like to invite village board members to attend town board meetings to share ideas.
On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the meeting was adjourned at 8:36 PM 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY.
Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk RMC