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Town of Beekman, NY
One of the Original 8Towns

November 5, 2007

  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 1 Setting the Eligibility Level for Cold War Veterans Partial Tax Exemption
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 2 Authorizing Attendance at NYSBOC
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 3 Appointment of Recreation Director
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 4 Authorizing Contract with Land Surveyor For Sanford PDR Project
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 5 Authorizing a Request for Proposal for Ambulance Service for 2008
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 6 Determination of Environmental Significance Regarding the Comprehensive Plan and Authorization of Related Actions
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 7 To Set Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 8 Authorizing Contract with Land Surveyor For Sandford PDR Project
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 9 To Go out to Bid on Fence for Senior League Field at Town Center Park
  • RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 10 Authorizing Attendance at Planning & Land Use Seminar

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 1
Setting the Eligibility Level for Cold War Veterans Partial Tax Exemption

Councilman Daniel French offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, a public hearing was duly held on October 15, 2007 on a proposed amendment to Chapter 135, Article II of the Code of the Town of Beekman to set the eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by persons who rendered military service to the United States between September 2, 1945 and December 26, 1991; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby amends Chapter 135 of the Code of the Town of Beekman to include a partial tax exemption for persons who were members of the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard during the above stated Cold War period authorizing an exemption of 15% of assessed value not to exceed the eligibility level of $12,000.

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 2 Authorizing Attendance at NYSBOC

Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the New York State Building Officials Conference (NYSBOC) is sponsoring an educational seminar on International Fire Code; and

WHEREAS, the conference fee is $60.00 per person; and

WHEREAS, funding for attendance for training and seminars is included in the 2007 budget; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Building Inspector, Thomas McHugh, and Deputy Building Inspector, Shawn Beresford, are hereby authorized to attend said conference.

Seconded Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 3 Appointment of Recreation Director

Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Town Law states that the Town Board will make appointments; and

WHEREAS, there exists a vacancy for the position of Recreation Director; and

WHEREAS, a canvassing of the list of candidates received from the Dutchess County Personnel resulted in a list which was not viable allowing the Recreation Commission to interview other interested candidates; and

WHEREAS, the Recreation Commission, upon the completion of the interview process, has submitted their recommendation for the appointment of Recreation Director; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Christopher Tuttle is hereby appointed provisionally to the position of full time Recreation Director at a salary of $45,000; and be it further

RESOLVED, that Mr. Tuttle will commence working immediately.

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 4 Authorizing Contract with Land Surveyor For Sanford PDR Project

Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town has signed a Letter of Intent with the owner of McIntosh Farm to purchase the development rights of 305 acres of the property through a conservation easement held by the Dutchess Land Conservancy; and

WHEREAS, an updated survey is necessary to determine and accurately record the meets and bounds of the towns investment in open space preservation with the purchase of the development rights of McIntosh Farm; and

WHEREAS, it is beneficial to submit as supporting materials said survey to The Dutchess Land Conservancy and to Dutchess County Planning in order to secure the $529,000 Dutchess County Farmland Protection Grant applied for by the Town as recommended to the County Legislature by the Dutchess County Planning Board; and

WHEREAS, it is also necessary to provide updated surveys upon purchase of said development rights for filing with the Dutchess County Clerk; and

WHEREAS, we have received a proposal from Bly & Houston LLP to perform the survey and related documents at a cost of $18,000.00; and

WHEREAS, a Capital Project for the Open Space Initiative was created to allow for identification and financing of costs associated with the purchase of development rights for the McIntosh Farm; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby accepts the terms and conditions as outlined on the attached proposal from Bly & Houston LLP and authorizes the deposit payment of $9,000.00.

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 5 Authorizing a Request for Proposal for Ambulance Service for 2008

Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman is authorized pursuant to Section 122-b of the General Municipal Law to contract for the provision of ambulance service within the Town; and

WHEREAS, the Town’s current contract for said ambulance service is due to expire on December 31, 2007; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor to seek proposals from local ambulance service providers for 24 hour ALS ambulance service within the Town of Beekman.

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 6 Determination of Environmental Significance Regarding the Comprehensive Plan and Authorization of Related Actions

Councilman Daniel French offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman is considering the amendment of the Comprehensive Plan of the Town of Beekman, by the adoption of a proposed “Comprehensive Plan” (the “Action”), and

WHEREAS, the Action is subject to review pursuant to Article 8 of the New York State Environmental Conservation Law and 6 NYCRR Part 617 , together commonly known as the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”), and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has caused a Full Environmental Assessment Form and Impact Statement to be prepared by LaBerge Group in accordance with SEQRA; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman hereby makes the following determinations:
  1. The Town Board is established as lead agency for the Action.
  2. The Draft Comprehensive Plan and Part 1 and Part 2 of the Environmental Assessment Forms are hereby accepted as complete and adequate for public review pursuant to SEQRA.
  3. Because of the importance of the Action, the degree of interest by the public in the Action and the extent to which a public hearing can aid the Town Board’s decision making process regarding the Action, the Town Board hereby schedules a public hearing on the Determination of Environmental Significance in accordance with SEQRA to be held on the 19th day of November, 2007 at 7:10 o’clock p.m. at the Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, New York and that notice stating the time and place of such hearing and the purpose thereof, shall be published in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman, and posted on the signboard of the Town on or before the 9th day of November, 2007.
Seconded Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 7 To Set Public Hearing on Draft Comprehensive Plan

Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, it was determined that it was in the best interest of the Town to update the current Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, the Comprehensive Plan Review Committee with the assistance of the consultant, Laberge Group, have, after many meetings, compilation and analysis of community survey, numerous public workshops and focus groups, developed a Draft Comprehensive Plan; and

WHEREAS, copies of the Draft Comprehensive Plan are available for review from the Town Clerk’s office, the Beekman Library and on the Town website; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that a public hearing on the Draft Comprehensive Plan will be held on the 19th day of November, 2007 at 7:20 o’clock p.m. at the Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, New York; and be it further

RESOLVED, that notice stating the time and place of such hearing and the purpose thereof, shall be published in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman, and posted on the signboard of the Town on or before the 9th day of November, 2007.

Seconded Councilman Daniel French

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 8 Authorizing Contract with Land Surveyor For Sandford PDR Project

___________________________ offers the following and moves its adoption:


WHEREAS, the Town has signed a Letter of Intent with the owner of McIntosh Farm to purchase the development rights of 305 acres of the property through a conservation easement held by the Dutchess Land Conservancy; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to provide updated surveys upon sale of said property for filing with the Dutchess County Clerk; and

WHEREAS, we have received a proposal from Bly & Houston LLP to perform the survey and related documents at a cost of $18,000.00; and

WHEREAS, a Capital Project for the Open Space Initiative was created to allow for identification and financing of costs associated with the purchase of development rights for the McIntosh Farm; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby accepts the terms and conditions as outlined on the attached proposal from Bly & Houston LLP and authorizes the deposit payment of $9,000.00.

Seconded _______________________________

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

Dated: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 9 To Go out to Bid on Fence for Senior League Field at Town Center Park

Councilman Thomas Kinsley offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the construction of the Senior League Field at the Town Center Park has been completed; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to erect a backstop, fencing and gates on said ball field; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is authorized to seek bids for the following fencing material and labor:

20’ x 20’ x 20’ x 16’ high backstop – no canopy – galvanized chain link fence – top and bottom rails along with middle rail every 4 feet.

500’ linear feet of 6 foot high galvanized chain link located at outfield

480 linear feet of 4 foot high galvanized chain link to be installed from outfield fence down to the dugout

150 linear feet of 8 foot galvanized chain link fence installed from end of backstop running to end of dugout – including in front of dugout

8 foot and 6 foot fence to have tension wire at bottom of fence line.

2 six foot wide gates, 4 feet high

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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: November 5, 2007

RESOLUTION 11:05:07 - 10 Authorizing Attendance at Planning & Land Use Seminar

Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Pace Land Use Law Center is holding a one day seminar on November 15, 2007 entitled, “Climate Change, Transportation Planning & Land Use”; and

WHEREAS, the cost of $50.00 is included in the 2007 budget; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Michael Gallina is hereby authorized to attend said seminar.

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: November 5, 2007


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