Town Of Mayfield
 Minutes 

March 20, 2008: minutes

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A regular meeting of the Mayfield Town Board was held on Thursday, March 20, 2008 at the Mayfield Municipal Complex Building 28 North School Street. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM and opened with the Pledge of Allegiance led by Supervisor McLain.

 

PRESENT

Alan McLain, Supervisor

Shawn Humphrey, Councilman

Jack Putman, Councilman

Tom Ruliffson, Councilman

 

Absent: Richard Argotsinger, Councilman

 

OTHERS PRESENT: Mike Stewart CEO, Kathi Hillock Assessor, Myrna Hallenbeck, Gary Hallenbeck, Bill Guido, Carl Ward, Jim Cownie, Kayleigh Karutis, Leader- Herald, Mel Dopp Highway Superintendent.

 

PUBLIC- Carl Ward from the Great Sacandaga Business Association approached the board regarding the annual tagging of fish and wondered if the town was interested in donating to this. Supervisor McLain stated he would see if it was legal to do this and report to the board, then they could make a decision.

 

BUILDING INSPECTOR REPORT- Mike Stewart CEO submitted his monthly report which included 5 permits issued for the month with $165.00 in fees collected.

 

ASSESSOR REPORT- Kathi Hillock Assessor submitted her monthly report, which included updates on her computer along with the code enforcer.

 

HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT REPORT- Mel Dopp Highway Superintendent submitted his monthly report which included 7 ton of patch has been put down, working on ramp for clean up days, submitted a rough idea of cost of paving the parking lot at the court, list of roads to be paved, Rooney signs will be coming on Monday to letter white truck and Dodge.

 

SUPERVISOR REPORT- Supervisor McLain reported on the hotel DiMark Development is interested in building on St Hwy 30. They are requesting that a 50 acre parcel in the town be annexed to the Village of Mayfield in order for the project to be started due to the need for water and sewer services. McLain supported the plan and asked the board for support and approval also. He suggested a public informational meeting be scheduled at the next monthly meeting on April 17th to give the public a chance to respond before any formal plans are made. If that goes well, the town and village boards would need to hold a public hearing together for the next step in annexation of the property.

 

 

 

RES# 50 SET PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL HEARING FOR ANNEXATION OF LAND

On motion by Councilman Ruliffson and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to set an informal public hearing on Thursday April 17, 2008 at 7:15PM for the purpose of public input regarding the annexation of land to the Village of Mayfield for a proposed hotel.

 

The Supervisor reported that ads were placed for a Beach Director for the 2008 season and after interviews were held he recommended to the board the Charles Goebel be hired as beach director.

 

RES# 51 APPOINTMENT OF BEACH DIRECTOR

On motion by Councilman Ruliffson and seconded by Councilman Humphrey the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the appointment of Charles Gobel as beach director for 2008.

 

Supervisor McLain reported that Councilman Argotsinger was not here tonight due to the unexpected death of his brother, and the town's thoughts and prayers go out to the Argotinger family. He pointed out Councilman Argotsinger's dedication to his position on the board as he was present for the mower bid opening and audited the monthly bills even after being informed of his brother's death

A resident of Woody Lane has requested a street light at the corner of Woody Lane and 29A. The Highway committee will review this and report back.

The paperwork for the Huckan's easement hasn't arrived.

Supervisor McLain has received an e-mail from the United States Postal Service that financing has been approved for the new post office, the lease should be received shortly, and work should start in a few weeks.

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Councilman Putman reported that two bids had been received for the mower and the recommendation from the Highway Committee was to purchase the mower from the lowest bidder, The Hudson River Tractor Company, in the amount of $19,398.00

 

RES# 52 APPROVAL TO PURCHASE MOWER

On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilman Humphrey the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves the purchase of a mower from The Hudson River Tractor Company in the amount of $19,398.00.

 

Councilman Ruliffson reported that he had received some letters of interest for lifeguards.

 

Councilman Putman reported that the accounting of records had been completed for the town justices, supervisor, bookkeeper and town clerk and found all departments to be fine.

 

A letter was received from Walt Ryan chairman of the Planning Board with recommendations of changes to the Zoning Law.  Supervisor McLain recommended having Mr. Ryan attend the April meeting to review the changes and gave each member a copy of the proposal to look over in the meantime.

 

FINANCIAL

The Town Clerk report was submitted with fees collected in the A account $545.92 B account $600.00

The Tax Collector report was submitted with 581 unpaid bills still out.

 

RES# 53 APPROVAL OF VOUCHERS

On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilman Ruliffson the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger).

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

General Townwide A   vouchers 63-104       $15,794.14

General Outside B     vouchers 12-14           $1,692.06

Highway Townwide DA  vouchers 14-23   $45,818.04

Highway Outside DB  vouchers 32-43       $4,946.46

 

RES# 54 APPROVAL TO AMEND BUDGET

On motion by Councilman Ruliffson and seconded by Councilman Putman the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

RESOLVED that the Mayfield Town Board approves to amend the budget to include a three month old Adirondack Animal Hospital bill that was received this month

FROM: B510 Estimated Revenue

              B960 Appropropiations                                        $1265.00

TO: B3520.4  Humane Contract                                         $1265.00

 

RES# 55 APPROVAL TO ENDORSE BILL 8775-A

On motion by Councilman Putman and seconded by Councilman Ruliffson the following resolution was ADOPTED 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

            WHEREAS, The tremendously high property tax burden on New York families and businesses is the number one issue facing our community today, and the sheer cost of living in New York has forced many residents and businesses to leave, thus slowing the economic engine of the state; and

            WHEREAS, Young people are finding it difficult to purchase homes, seniors are struggling to maintain their homes, and businesses are facing immense challenges to create and retain jobs; and

            WHEREAS, Assembly Minority Members have introduced the "New York State Property Taxpayer Protection Act (Assembly Bill 8775-A)," which puts forth new and innovative ideas for property tax reform that limit the amount school districts can raise annually through local law levies to four percent or the rate of inflation, whichever is less; in addition the Act would relieve municipalities and school districts of unfunded mandates, reduce county Medicaid costs, strengthen financial accountability over school tax dollars, promote local government efficiency, and encourage local option insurance pooling; and

            WHEREAS, The "New York State Property Taxpayer Protection Act" will help fix New York's broken property tax system, providing homeowners, businesses and municipalities significant and lasting relief from the crushing burden of skyrocketing property taxes; and now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED, That the Mayfield Town Board pause in its deliberations to acknowledge New York State's property tax crisis and urge the immediate passage and chaptering of the "New York State Property Taxpayer Protection Act," which will help local governments reinvigorate New York's economy by providing incentives for people and businesses to move and stay here; and be it further

            RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be transmitted to the Governor of the State of New York, the Temporary President of the New York State Senate, the Speaker of the New York State Assembly, and to each member of the New York State Legislature. March 20, 2008

 

 

On motion by Councilman Ruliffson and seconded by Councilman Humphrey the meeting was adjourned at 7:40 PM 4 AYES (McLain, Humphrey, Putman, Ruliffson) 1 ABSENT (Argotsinger)

 

Respectfully Submitted:

 

 

Dorothy Hart, Town Clerk RMC