August 21, 2019
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
August 21, 2019
 
7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits 
TOWN BOARD MEETING
 
Public comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions - 3 Minute Limit
 
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of Past Town Board Minutes
  2. Approve Town of Beekman Budget Revisions #2019-6
  3. Approve Date for Senior Luncheon
  4. Approve Entertainment for Senior Luncheon
  5. Allow Overflow Parking from Poughquag United Methodist  Church on September 15, 2019
  6. AllowOverflow Parking from Beekman Fire Department on  September 15, 2019
  7. Approve 2019 Town Clean Up Day 
  8. Accept Donation of Computer Monitors
  9. Payment of Claims 
  • Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Next Town Board Meeting: Wednesday, Sept 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • General Public Comments – 3 Minute Limit
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 1 (111)
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 July 17, 2019 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 July 17, 2019 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded:           COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
ROLL CALL VOTE: 
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 2 (112)
RESOLUTION APPROVING TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2019-06                                                               
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                offers the following and moves for its adoption:               
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Accounting Office recommends certain budget revisions based on department requests and/or the Accounting Office review and analysis of expenditures or revenues;                                           
NOW, therefore be it resolved that the following itemized revisions are approved by the Town of Beekman Town Board for 2019 identified as Budget Revision Number 2019-06.                                                                                                                            
Revision #          Account #           Account Title                                    Increase              Decrease
General Fund
2019-06-01               A-2556                 Certs of Occupancy                          5,000
                                A-2560                Title Searches                                   35,000
                                A-2565                 Plumbing Permits                            3,000
                                A-2566                 Electric Permits                                1,000
                                A-2590                 Other Permits                                    6,000
                                A-2555                 Building Permits                                                    50,000
                                                                -Revise Revenue Sources
 
2019-06-02       A-1010-0413    Town Board Security                         500
                        A-1010-0400    Town Board Expense                                                          500
                                               -Transfer for Meeting Security
 
2019-06-03       A-1320-0410    *Audit Justice Court                         2,600
                        A-1320-0460    *Special Exp. OPEB                          2,800
                        A-1320-0480    *Audit Expense Other                        100
                        A-1315-0490    Payroll Services                                   500
                        A 1320-0400     Audit Expense                                                                    6,000
                                                  -Transfer for Different Expenses
 
2019-06-04       A-1410-0403    Town Clerk Dues                                   75
                        A-1410-0112    Town Clerk PT STAFF                                                          75
                                                -Transfer for Dues
 
2019-06-05       A-1990-0400    Contingent Acct                         10,000
                        A-1910-0410    *Insurance Expense Other            2,048
                        A-1910-0400    Insurance Premiums                                                    12,048
                                              -Segregate Expense + Transfer Excess
 
2019-06-06       A-1930-0400    Judgement/Claims                             100
                        A-1920-0400    Municipal Dues                                                                      100
                                               -Transfer Excess
 
2019-06-07       A-3620-0409    Safety Consulting Services          7,000
                        A-1990-0400    Contingent Acct.                                                                7,000
                                               -Transfer for Safety Consulting Services
 
2019-06-08       A-5010-0450    Hwy Weather Contract                          1,500
                        A-5010-0400    Hwy Office Expense                                                      1,500
                                               -Segregate Weather Contract
 
2019-06-09       A-5132-0417    Hwy Garage Supplies                        170
                        A-5132-0460    Hwy Garage Contracts                      270
A-5132-0400    Hwy Garage Expense                                                                              440
                                           -Transfer for Supplies + Alarm
 
2019-06-10       A-6772-0401    Aging Programs Supplies                200
                        A-6772-0414    Aging Programs Trips                   2,800
                        A-6772-0400    Aging Programs Expense                                              3,000
                                               -Reclass for Various Expenses
 
2019-06-11       A-7020-0112    Recreation P.T. STAFF                  90,000                    
                       A-7140-0116    Camp Seasonal Labor                                                  90,000
                                              -Transfer Labor Funding
 
2019-06-12       A-7020-0401    Rec Office Supplies                             300
                       A-7020-0400    Rec Office Expense                                                             300
                                              -Transfer for Supplies
 
2019-06-13       A-7180-0401    Lake Supplies                                        100
                        A-7180-0411    Lake Chemicals                                4,900
                        A-7110-0400    Parks Expenses                                                                5,000
                                              -Transfer for Chemicals + Supplies
 
2019-06-14       A-5132-0430    Garage Refuse                                1,000
                        A-7111-0430    Rec Center Refuse                           4,000                   
                        A-8160-0400    Refuse & Garbage                                                            5,000
                                               -Reclass Appropriations
 
2019-06-15       A-1989-0400    Misc. Expense                                     1,890
                        A-1990-0400    Contingent Acct.                              10,000 
                        A-9040-0800    Workers Comp Insurance                                           11,890
                                               -Reclass Excess Funds
 
2019-06-16       A-7111-0400    Rec Center Expense                       13,000
                        A-7111-0401    Rec Center Supplies                         1,500
                        A-7110-0420    Rec Center Utilities                          1,000
                        A-7111-0460    Rec Center Rentals                              500
                        A-1620-0400    Town Hall Expense                                                        16,000
                                                -Transfer for Supplies
 
2019-06-17       A-7112-0400    Town Center Expense                   2,000
                        A-7110-0400    Parks Expense                                                                    2,000
                                               -Transfer for Expenses
 
2019-06-18       A-7113-0401    Doherty Park Supplies                    500
                        A-7113-0400    Doherty Park Expense                                                      500
                                               -Transfer for Supplies
 
2019-06-19       A-7510-0403    Historian Dues                                      40
                        A-7510-0400    Historian Expense                                                                40
                                               -Transfer for Dues
 
2019-06-20       A-7551-0400    Special Events Expense                1,200  
                       A-7551-0451    Fishing Derby Expense                     411
                       A-7551-0452    Community Day Expense           2,255
                        A-7551-0458    Camp Fire Night                                  134
                        A-7140-0400    Playground Expense                                                       4,000
                                                 -Transfer for Event
 
2019-06-21       A-7551-0400    Special Events Expense                  1,400
                        A-7110-0496    Friday Night                                                                          400
                        A-7110-0500    Teen Leadership                                                                  500
                        A-7110-0502    After School                                                                          500
                                               -Reclass Budget Amounts
 
2019-06-22       A-1990-0400    Contingent Account                       10,000
                        A-9050-0800    Unemployment Insurance                                         10,000
                                                 -Transfer Excess Funds
 
Highway Fund 
2019-06-23      DA-2302             Snow Removal Services                                                1,000                                                                 
                       DA-2401             Interest Earnings                              1,000
                                                 -Revise Budget Sources               
 
2019-06-24       DA-9089-0800Other Benefits                                    5,000
                        DA-9060-0800GHI Exp.                                                                                5,000
                                                     -Transfer for Benefits  
 
 Sewer Fund       SS-8189-0470   Sludge Removal               Expense                                2,000
                                SS-9910               Approp. Fund Balance                  1,000
                                SS-2128                   Late Fees                                400
                                SS-2401                        Interest Earnings               600
                                                                -Reduce Budget Items
Seconded:           COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman             AYE      
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 3 (113)
RE:  APPROVE SENIOR LUNCHEON AND FEES      
COUNCILMAN SWARTZ                 offers the following and moves for its adoption:               
WHEREAS, The Town of Beekman has in years past held its own Senior Luncheon, for the enjoyment of the many senior citizens within our town, and in so doing has opted out of the  picnic organized by the County; and   
WHEREAS, many senior citizen residents of the Town have expressed the hope and desire that the Town should again this year hold its own Senior Luncheon; and  
WHEREAS, funds were allocated in the adopted 2019 budget for this purpose and not to exceed $2500; and   
WHEREAS, to be consistent with the fee procedures for non-residents in other Town programs and events, a schedule for fees has been established; now therefore be it     
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor, in consultation with the Town’s Recreation Director and Senior Coordinator, to set a date of September 26, 2019, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm, and organize the Senior Luncheon here in Beekman; and be it further   
RESOLVED, that Town of Beekman senior residents shall be admitted to the Senior Luncheon free of charge; and be it further   
RESOLVED, that non-resident seniors and non-seniors that have already been “grandfathered” into other senior events will be charged $5.00 to attend the Senior Luncheon, and all other non-resident seniors and non-seniors will be charged $10.00 to attend the luncheon; and be it further   
RESOLVED, that the Recreation Department is authorized to collect these fees in accordance with all Town of Beekman policies; and be it further  
RESOLVED, that the Supervisor is authorized to engage vendors for the provision of food and entertainment, provided in all events that the amounts thus committed do not exceed the amounts budgeted therefore. 
Seconded:           COUNCILMAN STIEGLER 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 4 (114)
RE:  APPROVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR SENIOR LUNCHEON 
COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN              offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, The Senior Luncheon has been scheduled for Thursday, September 26 to be held at the Rec Center; and                                                                                                  WHEREAS, the 2019 Town Budget includes funding for entertainment; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement with Gary Whitaker, Strictly Entertainment DJ Services not to exceed $300.00. 
Seconded:        COUNCILMAN STIEGLER & COUNCILMAN SWARTZ 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 5 (115)
RE:  ALLOW OVERFLOW PARKING from POUGHQUAG UNITED METHODIST CHURCH on SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER               offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Poughquag United Methodist Church is celebrating their 180 Year Anniversary on September 15, 2019; and 
WHEREAS, they would appreciate additional parking to accommodate the many anticipated visitors for the day’s events; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board will allow the use of Beekman Town Hall parking lot for the Poughquag United Methodist Church to accommodate the overflow parking on September 15, 2019. 
Seconded:           COUNCILMAN SWARTZ                                                                                                                                     
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 6 (116)
RE:  ALLOW OVERFLOW PARKING from BEEKMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT on SEPTEMBER 15, 2019 
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                   offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Beekman Fire Department is holding a Family Day event on September 15, 2019; and 
WHEREAS, they would appreciate additional parking to accommodate the many anticipated visitors for the day’s events; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board will allow the use of Beekman Town Hall parking lot for the Beekman Fire Department to accommodate the overflow parking on September 15, 2019.  
Seconded:           COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 7 (117)
RE:  APPROVE 2019 TOWN CLEAN UP DAY 
COUNCILMAN SWARTZ             offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Town would like to offer a fall clean-up day for residents of Beekman on
October 26, 2019 and 
WHEREAS, the Town does not have its own transfer station; and  
WHEREAS, the Town Board would like to advertise a Request for Proposals for Fall clean-up for residents; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Clerk to advertise a Request for Proposal for Fall clean-up; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Request for Proposals will be advertised in the Poughkeepsie Journal, on the Town Clerk’s Bulletin Board, and posted on the homepage of the Town of Beekman Website; and be it further   
RESOLVED, that the date be set for October 26, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
Seconded:           COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 8 (118)
RE:  ACCEPT DONATION OF COMPUTER MONITORS 
COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN            offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Town Clerk has received 6 Computer Monitors for the Main Meeting room from the Dutchess County Storeroom; and 
WHEREAS, Town Board resolutions are required to accept all donations, now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board does hereby accept this donation and in doing so, does express it’s gratitude to Dutchess County and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the record of this donation will be forwarded to the Town Clerk for her record of donations. 
Seconded:           COUNCILMAN SWARTZ 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman          AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:21:2019 – 9 (119)
RE:  PAYMENT OF CLAIMS 
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER               offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Bookkeeper 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                                        $     217,781.28
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                                  $       49,259.65
Claims to be paid from the SS – Dover Ridge Sewer                       $       10,755.59 
Claims to be paid from the SW – Dover Ridge Water                     $         5,860.55                     
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust & Agency Fund                      $        4,580.70
                                                                                              $    288,237.77
7/25/2019 Payroll #15
                                General Fund                                                               $       69,545.08 
                                Highway Fund                                                              $       22,994.28
                                                                                                                  $       92,539.36
8/08/2019 Payroll #16
                                General Fund                                                               $       63,605.88
                                Highway Fund                                                              $       23,954.42 
                                                                                                                  $       87,560.30 
 
Seconded:        COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE     
Councilman Swartz                      AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: August 21, 2019       
 
RESOLUTION NO. 8:21:19- (120) OTHER BUSINESS 
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman introduced a local law, known as Local Law #2 of 2019 entitled, “Local Law Amending the Definition of Kennel”; and
WHEREAS, on July 10, 2019 the Town Board held a public hearing to receive comment regarding Local Law # 2 of 2019; and
WHEREAS, after closing the public hearing, the Town Board adopted Local Law # 2 of 2019; and
WHEREAS, on August 15, 2019 the Town of Beekman Planning Board adopted a resolution disapproving Local Law #2 of 2019 but offered no other comment on the Local Law; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 155-71(b) the Town Board has considered the position of the Town of Beekman Planning Board; and
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby reaffirm and readopt Local Law #2 of 2019 as if such was presented this date retroactive to July 10, 2019 and no further action shall be required. 
Seconded:           COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated:  August 21, 2019
 
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