Town Of Mayfield
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August 23, 2007: minutes

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A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, August 23, 2007 at the Mayfield Municipal Building 28 North School Street.

 

PRESENT: Alan McLain, Supervisor

                    Richard Argotsinger, Councilman

                    Jack Putman, Councilman

                    Walter Ryan, Councilman

                     Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Myrna Hallenbeck, Gordon Almy, Michele Johnsen, Betty Blovsky, Carm Repka, Penny Szumowski, Dorothy Parker, Pat Williams, Fred Ogle, Bill Van Gorder, Don Voorhees, Thomas Ruliffson Highway Superintendent, Betty Tabor Historian, Rob Furlong, Colleen Furlong, Frank Parker, Ruthann Gaylo, Franklin Atkins, Constance Atkins, Jennifer Atkins, Mariella Atkins, Dean Atkins, Deborah Conyne, Susanne Guy, Shannon Stergas, Jessica Gifford, Mike Stewart CEO, Kathi Hillock Assessor, Dominick Locorriere

 

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

 

PUBLIC-

Betty Tabor Historian reported that she had a World War II exhibit on the second floor and welcomed everyone to view it.

Don Voorhees spokesperson for residents of Woods Hollow Road, thanked the board for listening to the concerns of the residents of Woods Hollow Road, Maple Ridge Road and Pedrick Rd.  He read prepared letter on behalf of the residents regarding the nuisance of the patrons of Dominick's Sand Bar.

Frank Atkins stated that he has parents that live on the road that are elderly and very concerned about public safety.

Debra Conyne stated she has parents that live on the road and also concerned about the public safety and suggested having double yellow lines on the side of the road.

Dean Atkins reported that there is no division between the establishment and the town for parking.

Sgt John Phillips reported that the state police only have one car out after 12 PM and explained the rules for parking on the road.

Dominick Locorriers spoke about the parking and agreed about lowering the speed limit.

Councilman Ryan reported that much of the parking lot at the establishment belongs to Hudson River Black River Regulating District.

Gordon Almy stated he has a 10 foot permit from Hudson River Black River Regulating District and has went down there to fish and couldn't due to other cars on the land.

Frank Parker questioned that with the state police only having one car available after 12PM what would be the point in calling when at 2-3am cars speeding up the road and turn around to go back down and lots of time, then 2 will race back up the road. By the time the police get there the cars will be gone.

Rob Furlong stated he lives at the other end of the road and also hears the cars speeding up the road at 2-3am.

Michele Johnsen was concerned about all the glass in the parking lot.

Colleen Furlong voiced her concern over the unsupervised children that ride four wheelers and snow machines on the road.

Dominick Locorriere made a suggestion to fix the parking lot.

Gordon Almy reported that he has lived at his location for thirty years and have only had the ditches cleaned out 1 time.

Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent gave a description of the road and how much the town owns.

Don Voorhess asked if Dominick could put up temporary cones to help customers with parking and the entrance and exit to the parking lot.

Supervisor McLain thanked the residents for attending and explained that this would take time to fix but the town highway committee and the highway superintendent would review this and come up with an idea for a solution. Also suggested that the residents form a committee and meet with Dominick to review some of their concerns and try to come up with a solution.  He said the board would discuss what could be done immediately to alleviate the parking problem and try to implement something for the coming weekend.

 

Bill Van Gorder from Mang Insurance made a short presentation regarding the town's insurance premium, and announced it would be less than last year.

 

RES#104 ACCEPT PROPOSAL FROM MANG INSURANCE

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 accept proposal from Mang Insurance.

 

Highway Superintendent Report- Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent suggested painting lines on the edge of Woods Hollow Rd. A small discussion followed.

Councilman Argotsinger reported that the highway committee had met with Tom regarding the DeLilli property on Brower Rd with the run off. The committee felt that due to the problem being on private property the town couldn't do any work on this as it would set precedence.

It was reported that Beech Street near Co Hwy 146 had been repaired with 25 to 30 tons of cannel stone and then paved.

Councilman Argotsinger reported that Don Russell would like the town to take over Donje's Lane as a town road. It has been inspected and meets the requirements that were in place when his project was approved, and he recommended it be approved.

 

RES#105 ACCEPT DONJE'S LANE AS A TOWN ROAD

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger 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 accepts Donje's Lane as a town road.

 

The town beach will close for the season on Sunday, August 26th.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR-Mike Stewart CEO submitted his monthly report which included 16 permits being issued for the month.  A discussion followed on an unsafe house on Co Hwy 123.

A small discussion was held on whether the town has a garbage policy. The policy committee will draft a policy for board approval.

 

ASSESSOR REPORT-Kathi Hillock Assessor submitted her monthly report that included the enhanced star checks will be mailed starting August 27th.

 

SUPERVISOR REPORT-Supervisor McLain reported that he had received the lease for the Post Office and has been forwarded to the town attorney for review.

A petition was received from residents for a HUD program. Dave Henderson has been contacted and the town is on hold at the present time.

A resolution opposing article x of public service law regarding power generation was discussed and it was decided to not make a resolution on this.

 

RES# 106 ACCEPT STEVEN SMITH CONTRACT

On motion by Councilman Ryan 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 accept contract with Steven Smith for a proposed new village garage for $1,350.00 pending the Supervisor getting written agreement by the Village.

 

The ethics and nepotism policy was discussed.

 

RES# 107 ACCEPT RESIGNATION OF WESLEY MUDDLE

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 accept Wesley Muddle as chairman and member of the Zoning Board of Appeals effective November 1, 2007 with regret.

 

Supervisor McLain reported that Oak Construction, the low bidder awarded the contract for the Bushnell Road Culver Project was unable to obtain the proper insurance called for in the contract and recommended the board void the contract and award the contract to the next lowest bidder, Steven Miller Construction, of Mayfield.

 

RES# 108 VOID CONTRACT WITH OAK CONSTRUCTION

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

To void the contract with Oak Construction for the Bushnell Road Culvert Project due to the company being unable to secure the proper insurance.

 

 

RES# 109 AWARD BUSHNELL ROAD CULVERT PROJECT

On motion by Councilman Argotsinger 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 award the Bushnell Road Bridge project to Steven Miller Construction at a bid of $150,991.50

 

RES#110 APPROVE HEALTH INSURANCE AGREEMENT WITH VILLAGE OF MAYFIELD

On motion by Councilman Ryan 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 a health insurance agreement with the Village of Mayfield effective September 1st. The Village of Mayfield employees will be able to join the town's health insurance program and will pay the monthly costs for their employees.

 

RES# 111 APPROVAL OF MINUTES

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 minutes of June 7, June 21, July 19 and August 2 as submitted.

 

FINANCIAL

The Town Clerk report was submitted with fees collected in the A fees $3176.76 B fees $673.62 Decals $3.21

 

RES# 112 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

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 the payment of vouchers in the following accounts

            Prepaid                        vouchers 1-3                $1,228.77

            General Townwide       vouchers228-249         $17032.80

            General Outside            vouchers 61-63            $378.00

            Highway Outside          voucher 113-126          $28,839.62

 

RES# 113 BUDGET TRANSFER

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 budge transfer

To: A1440.4   Engineer C.E.                            $1,200.00

From: A1930.4 Judgments & Claims                $1,200.00

For engineering services for Lakeside Drive Water District.

 

PUBLIC/ OTHER

Tom Ruliffson Highway Superintendent questioned if CHIPS check had arrived.

Budget packets were distributed to department heads and board members. Supervisor McLain reported the board will have a first budget workshop in September.

Town Clerk Dorothy Hart reminded that Fall Clean Up days are September 13-15th.

 

On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilwoman Sieg the meeting was adjourned at 9:25PM 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Sieg) 0 NAY

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk RMC