July 10, 2019
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
JULY 10, 2019
 
7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits 
PUBLIC HEARING
7:00pm - Amending the Definition of “Kennel”
 
TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Financial Report – Tom Carey
  • Public comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions - 3 Minute Limit 
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of Past Town Board Minutes
  2. Adoption of Local Law Number 2
  3. Town Appointment
  4. Approve Town of Beekman Budget Revisions #2019-5
  5. Payment of Claims 
  • Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Next Town Board Meeting: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
  • General Public Comments – 3 Minute Limit
 
RESOLUTION NO. 07:10:19 – 1 (101)
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 June 19, 2019 Town Board Meetings 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 June 19, 2019 Town Board Meeting. 
Seconded:         COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT              
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE          
Councilman Swartz                       ABSTAIN
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: July 10, 2019                           
 
RESOLUTION NO. 07:10:19 – 2 (102)
RE:  Resolution Adopting Local Law No. 2 of 2019 
                The Town Board has before it Local Law 2 of 2019, in which the Town Board adopts Local Law No. 2 of 2019, amending the Town’s Zoning Code for the purpose of amending the Town’s Zoning Law regarding the definition of “Kennel”.
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI        moved that the Town Board adopt Local Law 2 of 2019.
 
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF THE YEAR 2019
A LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN, NEW YORK AMENDING THE TOWN’S ZONING LAW REGARDING THE DEFINITION OF KENNEL
BE IT ENACTED by the Town Board of the Town of Beekman as follows:
Section I:           Title
                This Local Law shall be known and cited as Town of Beekman “A Local Law Amending the Town’s Zoning Law Regarding the Definition of Kennel.”
Section II.         Legislative Intent
                This local law is determined to be an exercise of the police powers of the Town to protect the public health, safety and welfare of its residents. After reviewing the definition of “Kennel” set forth in Section 155-4 of the Town Code, the Town Board believes that it is reasonable and appropriate to amend the Zoning Code by incorporating the following definition of “Kennel.”
Section III.        Section 155-4, the Definition of “Kennel” shall be replaced in its entirety with the following definition:
Kennel: Structures, runs, storage areas or other customary appurtenant and accessory buildings, structures or facilities used for the keeping of four or more dogs or three or more cats over five months of age for commercial or noncommercial purposes.
Section IV.       Ratification, Readoption and Confirmation
                Except as specifically modified by the amendments contained herein, the Zoning Law of the Town of Beekman as contained in Chapter 155 of the Town Code is otherwise to remain in full force and effect and otherwise ratified, readopted and confirmed.
Section V.         Severability
If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
Section VI.       Effective Date
                This local law shall take effective immediately upon filing in the Office of the New York State Secretary of State in accordance with Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.
Seconded:        COUCILWOMAN WOHRMAN 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT                 
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman              AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: July 10, 2019                           
 
RESOLUTION NO. 07:10:19 – 3 (103)
RE: Town Appointment 
COUNCILMAN SWARTZ              offers the following and moves for its adoption: 
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is desirous to fill the position of Town Historian, and 
WHEREAS, the Town has a rich cultural, historic and architectural heritage that is successfully promoted, enhanced and preserved by the office of the Town Historian: now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that Patricia Goewey is appointed as Town Historian of the Town of Beekman. 
Seconded:          COUNCILMAN STIEGLER 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT                                                                   
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE                                  
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman             AYE                                             
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: July 10, 2019                           
 
RESOLUTION NO. 07:10:19 – 4 (104)
RESOLUTION APPROVING TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2019-05                                                               
COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMANoffers 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 2019-05.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Revision #          Account #           Account Title                                    Increase              Decrease
 
General Fund
2019-05-01       A-2115                 Planning Board Fees                           1,900
                        A-2545                 Licenses Other                                        25                                                                   
                        A-2701                 Refund Pr. Yr. Expense                        1,246                                                                  
                        A-2705                 Donations                                             925
                        A-2770                 Misc. Revenues                                     836  
                        A-2401                 Interest Earnings                                   68
                        A-2709                 Medical Payments                                                          5,000
                                                   -Revise Budget Revenue Sources
 
2019-05-02       A-1010-0413         Town Board Security Services                500
                       A-1010-0400          Town Board Expenses                                                      500
                                                    -Transfer for Sheriff at Meetings
 
2019-05-03       A-1110-0401           Justice Court Supplies                        300                                                  
                        A-1110-0400           Justice Court Expense                                                     300
                                                      -Transfer for Supplies
 
2019-05-04       A-1330-0401             Tax Office Supplies                             200                                                  
                        A-1330-0440             Tax Service Contract                                                         200
                                                       -Transfer for Supplies 
 
Revision #          Account #                  Account Title                                    Increase              Decrease
 
2019-05-05       A-1410-0401              Town Clerk Supplies                           19                                                    
                        A-1410-0112              Town Clerk P.T. Staff                                                          19
                                                         -Transfer for Supplies
 
2019-05-06       A-1420-0420               Legal Expense Other                      1,500
                        A-1420-0400               Legal Expenses Town                                                   1,500
                                                           -Transfer for Special Legal
 
2019-05-07       A-1620-0410                Town Hall Security                           100
                        A-1620-0401                Bldg Supplies                                                                        100
                                                           -Transfer for Alarm Service
 
2019-05-08       A-1680-0460               EDP Special Contracts                  3,654
                        A-1680-0400               Central Data Expense                                                    3,654
                                                          -Transfer for Annual Contracts
 
2019-05-09       A-5010-0401              Hwy Office Supplies                         300
                        A-5010-0403              Hwy Office Dues                                200
                        A-5010-0400              Hwy Office Expenses                                                       500
                                                         -Transfer for Supplies and Dues
 
2019-05-10       A-5132-0400            Hwy Garage Expense                        405
                        A-5132-0416            Hwy Garage Electric                                                        405
                                                       -Transfer for Alarm Service
 
2019-05-11       A-6772-0401            Aging Programs Supplies               300
                        A-6772-0411            Aging Programs Expense               800
                        A-6772-0414            Aging Trips Expense                      3900
                        A-6772-0400            Aging Expenses                                                                5000
                                                       -Transfer for Various Expenses 
 
2019-05-12       A-7020-0401            Rec Office Supplies                           100
                        A-7020-0402            Rec Office Travel                               100
                        A-7020-0400            Rec Office Expense                                                           200
                                                       -Transfer for Supplies etc.
 
2019-05-13       A-7110-0103            Parks STAFF O.T.                               161
                        A-7110-0401            Parks Supplies                                                                     161
                                                       -Transfer for Overtime
 
Revision #          Account #           Account Title                                    Increase              Decrease
 
2019-05-14       A-7111-0401            Rec Center Supplies                         700
                        A-7111-0420            Rec Center Utilities                        4000
                        A-7111-0460            Rec Center Rentals                          300
                        A-7110-0400            Parks Expenses                                                                5000
                                                        -Transfer for Supplies, Utilities
 
2019-05-15       A-7116-0420            Other Park Utilities                           100
                        A-7116-0400            Other Park Expenses                                                        100
                                                        -Transfer for Utilities
 
2019-05-16       A-7140-0404            Playground Training                        220
                        A-7180-0404            Lake STAFF Training                        110
                        A-7180-0420            Lake Utilities                                   670
                        A-7180-0400            Lake Expense                                                                      1000
                                                       -Transfer for Various Expenses
 
2019-05-17       A-7310-0400            Youth Program Expenses              3000
                        A-1990-0400            Contingent Acct.                                                              3000
                                                       -Transfer for Youth Program
 
2019-05-18       A-7551-0400            Special Events Expense                2000
                        A-7551-0451            Fishing Derby Expense                   506
                        A-7551-0453            Easter Egg Hunt                                                               2506
                                                       -Transfer for Events Expense
 
2019-05-19       A-9045-0800            Life Insurance Expense                1030    
                        A-9189-0800            Other Benefits                                                                  1030
                                                        -Correction of Previous Revision
 
Highway Fund 
2019-05-20       DA-2401                   Interest Earnings                            1,821                                                                   
                        DA-2701                   Refund Pr. Yr. Expense                                                 1,821
                                                        -Revise Revenue Sources                                                           
 
2019-05-21       DA-3503                    Winter Aid                                         20,894
                        DA-5112-230              Improvements WA                            20,894
                                                          -Record New Aid Allocation
 
Revision #          Account #           Account Title                                    Increase              Decrease
 
Sewer Fund
2019-05-22          SS 2401            Interest Earnings                            455
                           SS 2701            Refund Pr. Yr. Expense                   545
                           SS 9910            Approp. Fund Balance                                                  1,000
                                                   -Revise Budget Sources
 
Water Fund      
2019-05-23           SW 2701          Refund Prior Yr. Expense            1,616
                            SW 2148           Delinquent Fees                                                                  616
                            SW 8340-440    Engineering Expenses                   1,000
                                                    -Revise Budget
 Seconded:        COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: July 10, 2019                       
 
RESOLUTION NO. 07:10:19 – 5 (105)
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 A-General Fund                                          $                 0.00
Claims to be paid from DA-Highway                                               $             286.00
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Sewer                          $                 0.00
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Water                          $                 0.00
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust and Agency Fund                    $                 0.00
                                                                                                     ___________
                                                                                                $             286.00
                                                                                                                                                               
Seconded:        COUNCILMAN SWARTZ          
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Battaglini                  ABSENT
Councilman Stiegler                      AYE
Councilman Swartz                       AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman             AYE
Supervisor Covucci                        AYE
Dated: July 10, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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