The Mayfield Town Board met on Thursday, December 6, 2007 at the Mayfield Municipal Complex 28 N. 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 Alan McLain.
Alan McLain, Supervisor
Richard Argotsinger, Councilman
Jack Putman, Councilman
Walter Ryan, Councilman
Kathy Sieg, Councilwoman
OTHERS PRESENT: Myrna Hallenbeck, James Cownie, Carol Cownie, Mel Dopp, Chris Bechard Leader- Herald, Betty Tabor Historian, Kevin Wilcox, Archie Rose, Mike Stewart CEO
PUBLIC- No one spoke at this time.
Councilman Argotsinger reported that he had spoken with Paul from Precision and we still have 400 yards of contaminated soil. DEC has looked at piles and needs to take samples and would like the pile to be spread out.
Broadalbin Fire Department Presentation- Archie Rose and Kevin Wilcox made a presentation on the requested revenue recovery agreement with the towns of Mayfield, Broadalbin, and Northampton and the Village of Broadalbin. Attorney Greco will look at a copy of the contract that Gloversville has and report back.
RES# 145 OPEN PUBLIC HEARING ON RIGHT TO FARM LAW
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 open the scheduled public hearing on proposed local law # 4 RIGHT TO FARM LAW at 7:15 pm.
A member from each of the Fulton County Soil & Water Conservation District, Fulton County Farm Bureau, and one person designated yearly by the town board will serve on the committee in regard to disputes. This law mirrors the state law but has a local flavor to settle disputes before they end up in court.
Town Attorney Greco reported on the 50 foot easement for Huckans. Traffic would be disrupted while the road was dug down 5 feet and 2 ½ feet wide across the road and they will repave the road when finished.
Councilwoman Sieg asked Mel Dopp Highway Superintendent Elect his opinion. Mr. Dopp felt it would be fine if compacted and repaved properly. A letter from Attorney Donald Zee was received in regards to the project. Attorney Greco asked the board to request the contractor be bonded. CEO Mike Stewart stated they would need to maintain easement also. Supervisor McLain stated that nothing will be approved until Attorney Greco is satisfied that all requirements of the board are met.
RES# 146 CLOSE PUBLIC HEARING ON RIGHT TO FARM LAW
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 to close the public hearing on proposed local law #4 of 2007 Right To Farm Law.
The public hearing notice was read by Cheryl Gifford.
RES# 147 ADOPT LOCAL LAW # 4 OF 2007 RIGHT TO FARM LAW
On motion by Councilman Ryan 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 adopt local law # 4 of 2007 Right To Farm Law.
COMMITTEE REPORTS/ UPDATES
Councilman Putman updated the board on the gate at the town beach which has been vandalized and the parking lot looks as if it is being used as a race track. The buildings have not been harmed. Mr. Dopp will be looking to install a heavy duty gate there next spring.
Councilman Putman also reported on how nice Sand Hill Road looks as the brush has been cut along the sides.
SUPERVISOR'S REPORT- Supervisor McLain reported on the Post Office which is still on-going. They are still working on the design and might not start work until this next spring. The three thermostats in the building were taken by someone and were replaced. The USPS will be billed for them. The Zoning Law is now on a disc. Combined original law, amendment are all in one and will be entered on the Web site soon.
No applications have been received yet for the Zoning Board, Assessment Review Board. Holiday Gathering will be December 20th from 4-7. A ceremony for the four retirees leaving will be at 6PM.
Mel Dopp asked about tree cutters hired by National Grid, as they don't have flagmen around the trucks.
Supervisor McLain reported that he had contacted National Grid and received no action.
DOT checks on road crews. Mr. Dopp will make calls. Town people alarmed no flagmen. Also Mr. Dopp asked if there were any local laws pertaining to having flagmen.
James Cownie reported that he and Fred Frye would be in the building doing income taxes for people on Wednesday's from 8:30- 2:30 in January as usual.
On motion by Councilman Ryan and seconded by Councilman Putman the meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM 5 AYES (McLain, Argotsinger, Putman, Ryan, Siege) 0 NAY.
The minutes of this meeting was taken by Deputy Clerk Cheryl Gifford.