October 7, 2015
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING - Agenda
October 7, 2015
 
7:00PM 
  • Meeting called to order
  •      Pledge of Allegiance
  •      Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
PUBLIC HEARING
  • 7:00pm - Grievance Day
  • 7:10pm – Continue Beekmanville & Hamlet 
PRESENTATION
  • Cell Tower
  • Park Presentation
Public Comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions
 
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of September 16, 2015 Town Board Minutes
  2. Set Public Hearing for Proposed Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit for Fiscal Year 2016
  3. Set Public Hearing for Local Law for Increase Littering Penalties
  4. Authorize Eagle Scout Project
  5. Authorize the Submission of the 2016 Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant Program Application
  6. To Seek Bids for 2016 Highway Materials
  7. Approve Intermunicipal Agreement with Dover
  8. Authorize Veteran to be Nominated
  9. Payment of Claims 
  • Other Business – Approval of October 2, 2015 Special Meeting Minutes
  • General Public Comment
  • General Board Comment
  • Executive Session
  • Next Town Board Meeting: Wednesday October 21, 2015 at 7:00PM 
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 1 (119)
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 September 16, 2015 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 September 16, 2015 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded      SUPERVISOR ZULUAF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 2 (120)
RE: Set Public Hearing for Proposed Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit for Fiscal Year 2016
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI               offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Comptroller and the Town Board have determined that it could be necessary for the Town of Beekman to exceed the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Beekman for fiscal year 2016; and
WHEREAS, a proposed local law has been prepared to override the tax levy limit for fiscal year ending in 2016 pursuant to General Municipal Law 3-C; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby schedules a Public Hearing of said Local Law to be held on the 21st day of October, 2015 at 7:00pm at Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, NY and that notice of the time and place of such hearing be posted and published once on or before the12th of October in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman, on the bulletin board in the Town Clerk’s office as well as the Town of Beekman Website; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Beekman Town Board will also accept written public comments until October 21, 2015.
Seconded        COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 3 (121)
RE: Set Public Hearing for Increase in Littering Penalties
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF                 offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman has the ability to amend Local Laws; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board is desirous in amending Chapter 103 Section 10 Littering Penalties for Offenses; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board is desirous in hearing public comments for this amendment as attached; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby schedule a Public Hearing of said Local Law to be held on the 21st day of October 2015 at 7:10pm at Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, NY and that notice of the time and place of such hearing be posted and published once on or before the12th of October in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman, on the bulletin board in the Town Clerk’s office as well as the Town of Beekman Website; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Beekman Town Board will also accept written public comments until October 21, 2015.
Seconded        COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE      
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 4 (122)
RE: Authorize Eagle Scout Project
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO             offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Boy Scout, Paul Grady, is in the process of earning his Eagle Scout Badge, and has proposed an Eagle Scout project that would benefit the Town and the Beekman Library; and
WHEREAS, the project would involve the construction of a reader board to post information under the Beekman Library sign and also the construction of raised flowerboxes on the back porch of the Beekman Library; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board does hereby approve the project outlined by Paul Grady, and does authorize him and his assistants to plan and construct these two projects at the Beekman Library.
Seconded        COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 5 (123)
RE: Authorize Submission of 2016 Dutchess County Community Development Block Grant Program Application
COUNCILMAN MORAN                     offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is participating in the Dutchess County Community Development Consortium for Fiscal Year 2016; and
WHEREAS, input from citizens and groups have been received and considered; and
WHEREAS, an application has been prepared which addresses our community concerns; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Dutchess County Community Development Consortium Fiscal Year 2016 application for the Town of Beekman including the certifications included therein by and hereby is approved; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the submission of said application to the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development be and hereby is authorized.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 6 (124)
RE: To Seek Bids for 2016 Highway Materials
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER             offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent has requested that the Town Board authorize the Highway Department to seek bids for the following highway materials for the year 2016:
1. Cast Iron Grates & Frames, Concrete Basins
2. Tar & Latex Bituminous Road Materials
3. Bituminous Mix – Hot & Cold, Bituminous Concrete (Blacktop) Hot & Cold
4. Blue Quarry Stone, Tailings, ROB Gravel, Washed Sand, Washed Gravel, Grits, Washed Stone, Item 4, Ice Control Sand, Top Soil – Screened & Unscreened Recycled Crushed Aggregate
5. Tree Work
6. Drainage Pipe 
Now therefore be it, RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to seek bids for the aforementioned materials; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that prior to publication, bid documents are to be reviewed by the Town Engineer and the Town Attorney; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the request for bids shall be in accordance with the updated Town of Beekman procurement policy.
Seconded        COUNCIMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 7 (125)
RE: Approve Intermunicipal Agreement with Dover
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI                   offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS,the Town of Dover currently employs staff within its municipality to oversee the day to day operations of the Town’s computers, servers, peripherals, network infrastructure, email, software applications and hardware, Geographic Information System (GIS), radio communications, telecommunications technology, project management, as well as the Town website and television stations; and 
WHEREAS,the Town of Beekman is desirous of contracting with the Town of Dover for the purpose of utilizing the Town of Dover’s Information Technology staff in the maintenance and oversight of the Town of Beekman’s computer servers, peripherals, network infrastructure, email, software applications and hardware; and 
WHEREAS,a shared services grant was awarded to both the Town of Beekman and Dover for the expansion of the Town of Dover’s IT facilities to accommodate servicing a second municipality and to purchase an ECMS Public Portal to provide the public greater access to municipal information; and 
WHEREAS,this Inter Municipal Agreement must be approved by the Dutchess County General Counsel, and is subject to change upon their request; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED,that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman hereby authorizes the Town Supervisor to execute the Intermunicipal Agreement between the Town of Beekman and the Town of Dover, providing cooperative information technology services; and be it further 
RESOLVED,that a copy of this agreement shall be kept on file in the Office of the Clerk of the Town of Beekman.
Seconded        SUPERVISOR ZULAUF    
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 8 (126)
RE: Authorize Veteran to be Nominated for Greg Ball Ceremony
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF             offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman was asked to nominate a member of the community to the Veterans Hall of Fame for New York State Senate’s 40th District; and 
WHEREAS, Emil Preuss served as a Sergeant in the United States Air Corp; and 
WHEREAS, Emil Preuss was awarded a good conduct award, Pacific Theatre and Battle of Guam; and 
WHEREAS, he has volunteered for Beekman Recreation, the Church Board, the Conservation Board, PTA activities, served as Councilman for 16 years, participated in Boy Scout training, taught Correction Officer Behavior as it relates to food; and 
WHEREAS, after 33 years with the Department of corrections he retired as a Lieutenant in charge of all inmate transfer; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board nominates Emil Pruess to the Veteran’s Hall of Fame for New York State Senates 40th District 
Seconded          COUNCILMAN STIEGLER                                                                                                                                                                   
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       AYE
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – 9 (127)
RE: Payment of Claims
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO              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                                      $ 58,333.86
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                                $ 81,152.33
Claims to be paid from the SS – Dover Ridge Sewer                     $ 3,861.39
Claims to be paid from the SW – Dover Ridge Water                    $ 6,023.42
Claims to be paid from the T – Trust & Agency                 $          0.00
                                                                                              $149,371.00
 
Payroll 19                 Paid   9/24/2015                   $          54,376.99                         
 
General Fund     $34,947.67
Highway Fund     $19,429.32
Seconded        SUPERVISOR ZULAUF                           
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       ABSTAIN
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
RESOLUTION NO. 10:07:15 – Other Business
RE: Approval of Special Meeting Minutes
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO             offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Rachael Rancourt has provided copies of the minutes of the October 2, 2015 Special 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 October 2, 2015 Special Meeting.
Seconded        SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran                       ABSTAIN
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 ABSTAIN
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: October 7, 2015
 
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