February 4, 2008
  • RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 1 Board Appointments for 2008
  • RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 2 To Authorize Bids for Tractor/Mower For Highway Department
  • RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 3 Local Law No. ___ of 2008 Increase Levels for Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes
  • RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 4 Authorizing Additional SRF Funds to Include Phase 2 Of the Recreational Complex Feasibility Analysis
  • RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 5 Local Law No. ___ of 2008 Increase Levels for Senior Citizen Tax Exemption

RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 1
Board Appointments for 2008

Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to the various boards; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby makes the following appointments to be effective immediately:

Planning Board ChairSean JohnstonTerm to expire 12/31/13
   
Zoning Board of AppealsNeal TownsendTerm to expire 12/31/08
 Murray JohnsonTerm to expire 12/31/12
   
ARBBruce OswaldTerm to expire 12/31/12
   
CACThomas SandfordTerm to expire 12/31/09
 Clifford Schwark (chair)Term to expire 12/31/09
 William O’DonnellTerm to expire 12/31/09
 Arthur HamfeldtTerm to expire 12/31/09

and be it further RESOLVED, that all appointments are contingent upon completion and submission of the new Disclosure of Interest Statement pursuant to Chapter 19, Section 19-9 of the Town Code unless already on file and 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 Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf

Motion made by Councilman Kinsley to remove Sean Johnston and remove Neal Townsend.
Seconded by Councilman Stiegler.
Councilman Stiegler aye
Councilman French nay
Councilman Kinsley aye
Councilwoman Zulauf nay
Supervisor Adams nay

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Werner Stiegler nay
Councilman Daniel French aye
Councilman Thomas Kinsley nay
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf aye
Supervisor John D. Adams aye

Dated: February 4, 2008

RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 2 To Authorize Bids for Tractor/Mower For Highway Department

Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Highway Department is in need of a tractor that will be able to mow the grass on the sides of the roads as well as be able to go over the guardrails; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk of the Town of Beekman is hereby authorized to seek bids for a tractor with a mid-mount boom mower head and sickle bar limb cutter.

Seconded Councilman Thomas Kinsley

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Werner Stiegler aye
Councilman Daniel French aye
Councilman Thomas Kinsley aye
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf aye
Supervisor John D. Adams aye

Dated: February 4, 2008

RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 3 Local Law No. ___ of 2008 Increase Levels for Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND the CODE OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN by amending Chapter 135, Article III to increase the income eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by persons with disabilities and limited incomes by $1,000 in each exemption category for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls.

Councilman Daniel French offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Real Property Tax Law has increased eligibility ceilings by $1,000 for Persons with Disabilities and Limited Incomes Tax Exemption pursuant to §459-c of the New York State Property Tax Law, which authorizes any municipal corporation pursuant to local law, ordinance or resolution to set the income eligibility level for a partial exemption from the taxation of real property owned by persons with disabilities and limited income for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Assessor’s Office recommends that increasing the income eligibility level to the maximum permitted under the Real Property Tax Law would have a minor impact on the taxable real property tax base of the Town of Beekman, now therefore, having complied with the provisions of Section 130 of the Town Law,

BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Beekman, County of Dutchess, State of New York, that §135-4 of Chapter 135, Article III of the Code of the Town of Beekman be and hereby is amended to increase the income eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by persons with disabilities and limited incomes by $1,000 in each exemption category, so as to read as set forth on the attached schedule, for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls.

Seconded Councilman Werner Stiegler

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Werner Stiegler aye
Councilman Daniel French aye
Councilman Thomas Kinsley aye
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf aye
Supervisor John D. Adams aye

Dated: February 4, 2008

RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 4 Authorizing Additional SRF Funds to Include Phase 2 Of the Recreational Complex Feasibility Analysis

Councilman Thomas Kinsley offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the resolution of June 18, 2007 authorized LaBerge Group to conduct a feasibility study for an indoor recreation facility; and

WHEREAS, the feasibility study was separated into two phases, the first phase approved at a cost not to exceed $10,000.00; and

WHEREAS, it has been decided by the Recreation Complex Committee that it would be beneficial to complete a conceptual site plan and market analysis (Phase 2) along with Phase 1; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes an additional expenditure from the SRF funds of $5,000.00, not to exceed $15,000.00 for the completion of Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the Recreational Complex Feasibility Analysis.

Seconded Councilman Werner Stiegler

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Werner Stiegler aye
Councilman Daniel French nay
Councilman Thomas Kinsley aye
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf aye
Supervisor John D. Adams aye

Dated: February 4, 2008

RESOLUTION 2:4:08 - 5 Local Law No. ___ of 2008 Increase Levels for Senior Citizen Tax Exemption

A LOCAL LAW TO AMEND the CODE OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN by amending Chapter 135, Article III to increase the income eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by senior citizens by $1,000 in each exemption category for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls.

Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Real Property Tax Law has increased the eligibility ceilings by $1,000 for the Senior Citizens Tax Exemption pursuant to §467 of the New York State Property Tax Law, which authorizes any municipal corporation pursuant to local ordinance or resolution to set the income eligibility level for a partial exemption from the taxation of real property owned by senior citizens for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Assessor’s Office recommends that increasing the income eligibility level to the maximum permitted under the Real Property Tax Law would have a minor impact on the taxable real property tax base of the Town of Beekman, now therefore, having complied with the provisions of Section 130 of the Town Law,

BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Beekman, County of Dutchess, State of New York, that §135-4 of Chapter 135, Article III of the Code of the Town of Beekman be and hereby is amended to increase the income eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by senior citizens by $1,000 in each exemption category, so as to read as set forth on the attached schedule, for the 2008, 2009 and 2010 tax rolls.

Seconded Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Werner Stiegler
Councilman Daniel French
Councilman Thomas Kinsley
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf
Supervisor John D. Adams

Dated: February 4, 2008
 
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