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Town of Beekman, NY
One of the Original 8Towns

January 3, 2018

TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD REORGANIZATION MEETING - Agenda
January 3, 2018
7:00PM  
  • Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits 
APPOINTMENTS
  • Supervisor 
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Public Comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions 
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of December 20, 2017 Town Board Minutes
  2. Appointment of Registrar of Vital Statistics
  3. Newspaper Designation
  4. Designation of Depositories
  5. Signature Authorization on Depository Accounts
  6. Mileage Compensation - PULLED
  7. Board Appointments
  8. Set Date for Grievance Day
9.   Appointment of Town Attorney
10. Appointment of Engineer to Town of Beekman
11. Appointment of New Town Board Member
12. Payment of Claims 
  • Other Town Board Business    
  • General Public Comment
  • General Board Comment
  • Next Town Board Meeting:  Wednesday January 24, 2018 at 7:00PM
                                   Public Hearings - 7:00 pm Solar Energy (Continued)
                                                            7:10 pm Amend Chapter 141 Vehicles & Traffic
 
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 1
RE: Approval of Past Town Board Minutes
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER             offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Rachael Rancourt has provided copies of the minutes of the December 20, 2017 Town Board Meeting to all members of the Beekman Town Board; and
WHEREAS, Town Board members have had the opportunity to review said minutes; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Town Board hereby adopts the minutes of the December 20, 2017 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded     COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI  
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE                    
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE     
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 2
RE: Appointment of the Registrar & Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI                offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board is authorized under the Town Law to make appointments and set salaries; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the following appointments are hereby authorized and approved:
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Town Clerk $ 1,500.00 Annual Salary
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics
Deputy Clerk $ 500.00 Annual Salary
And be it further RESOLVED, that the foregoing salary be paid from the General Fund.
Seconded       COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE     
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 3
RE: Newspaper Designation
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI               offers the following and moves for its adoption:
Let it be RESOLVED, that the POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL be named the official newspaper for the Town of Beekman.
Seconded       COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE     
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO.01:03:18 – 4
RE: Designation of Depositories
COUNCILMAN SWARTZ                   offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Section 64 of Town Law provides for the Town Board to designate by written resolution the banks in which certain officers shall deposit the monies coming into their hands by virtue of their offices; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the following bank is hereby designated the official depositories in which all monies may be deposited and invested:
M & T Bank
Seconded       COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI  
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE     
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 5
RE: Signature Authorization on Depository Accounts 
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER                     offers the following and moves for its adoption:
Let it be RESOLVED, that authorization is given to the Town Supervisor and Deputy Town Supervisor to sign signature cards and checks for the Town of Beekman; and be it further
RESOLVED, that authorization is given to Town Clerk, the Comptroller and Bookkeeper to sign signature cards and to countersign checks exceeding $2,500.00; and be it further
RESOLVED, that two (2) signatures are required on all checks exceeding $2,500.00, one of which needs to be either the Town Supervisor and/or the Deputy Town Supervisor.
Seconded    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI    
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE                    
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 6 - PULLED
RE:  Mileage Compensation
 
PULLED
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 7
RE: Board Appointment
 
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI               offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to the various boards; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the following appointment be made:                                                                                                
       -John Frustace to the CAC with a term to expire December 31, 2019
       -Karen Anewalt to the CAC with a term to expire December 31, 2019 
And be it further 
RESOLVED, that all appointments are contingent upon completion and submission of the Disclosure of Interest Statement pursuant to Chapter 19-9 of the Town Code, unless already on file and the information has not changed; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that all appointees shall file their Oath of Office with the Town Clerk of the Town of Beekman prior to serving their term.
Seconded         COUNCILMAN STIEGLER  
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE
Councilman Swartz                  AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                 AYE
January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 8
RE: Set Date for Grievance Day
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                  offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board is authorized under Town Law to set grievance days; and 
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman and the Town of Dover Assessor’s Offices need to coordinate days; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman Grievance Day will be held on the 1st Wednesday after the 4th Tuesday in May; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that Grievance Day for 2018 will be held May 23, 2018. 
Seconded         COUNCILMAN STIEGLER         
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 - 9
RE:  Appointment of Town Attorney 
 COUNCILMAN SWARTZ                 offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, Town Law provides that the Town Board may employ an attorney to provide such professional services and advice as the Town Board may require; and 
RESOLVED, that Wallace & Wallace be retained as the Attorney to the Town of Beekman for professional services consistent with the scope of professional services in accordance with Chapter 3 of the Town Code for the Town of Beekman at the annual fee of  $ 70,000; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby continues to retain Wallace & Wallace 
Seconded         COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI           
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE                                                      
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 - 10
RE: Appointment of Engineer to the Town of Beekman 
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER             offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is presented with important issues respecting future development and long-range planning requiring comprehensive analysis and coordination, now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the firm of Hudson Land Design, Civil & Environmental Engineering Consultants, 174 Main Street, Beacon, NY be retained on a contractual basis to provide Engineering, Planning, and Zoning services to the Town of Beekman for all matters; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that Hudson Land Design will also provide administrative services for the Town’s Building, Planning, and Zoning Department; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby continues to retain Hudson Land Design as based on attached agreement. 
Seconded         COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI            
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE
Councilman Swartz                  AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE                    
Supervisor Covucci                 AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 - 11
RE: Appointment of New Town Board Member 
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI              offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, a position of Town board became available on December 31, 2017 by the resignation of Mary Covucci, Councilwoman and 
WHEREAS,   The Town Board has authority to appoint to fill the vacancy and 
WHEREAS, the unexpired portion of the term will be filled on the election of November 6, 2018; and therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that Sharon Wohrman be appointed to fill the vacant position, and be it further RESOLVED that this term will expire December 31, 2018 
Seconded         COUNCILMAN STIEGLER   
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE
Councilman Swartz                   AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE                    
Supervisor Covucci                   AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018
 
RESOLUTION NO. 01:03:18 – 12
RE: Payment of Claims 
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                 offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Comptroller has audited and approved claims pursuant to Sect. 119 of Town Law as set forth in the attached abstracts; be it 
RESOLVED, that the payment, therefore, is hereby authorized as follows: 
 
Claims to be paid from the A-General Fund                            $18,350.53                   
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                        $  6,094.59                                                    
Claims to be paid from the SS – Dover Ridge Sewer              $     661.36                   
Claims to be paid from the SW – Dover Ridge Water             $ 1,182.82      
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust & Agency Fund               ____________
                                                                                       $26,289.30      
Payroll   26       Paid on 12/28/17         $ 85,767.84  
 
General Fund      $46,589.75    
Highway Fund    $39,178.09
 
Seconded        COUNCILMAN STIEGLER       
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                 AYE     
Councilman Swartz                  AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                 AYE
Dated: January 3, 2018




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