June 29, 2021
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 29, 2021
7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits
PRESENTATION
EFPR - 2020 Audit Presentation – Tom Smith
NYCLASS – NY Cooperative Liquid Assets Securities System
TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Supervisor Comments
  • Public Comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions – 3 Minute Limit
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of June 15, 2021 Minutes
  2. Approve Town of Beekman Budget Revision #2021-06
  3. Accept the Audit for the year ending December 31, 2020
  4. Authorizing use of the Rec Community Center and Pavilion by the BFD
  5. Approving Change Order for the Dover Ridge Water System Radionuclide Treatment Project
  6. Payment of Claims
 Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Public Comments - 3 Minute Limit
  • Next Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 7:00 PM
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21 - 1 (101)
RE: APPROVAL OF PAST TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Laureen Abbatantuono has provided copies of the minutes of the June 15, 2021 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, that the Town Board herby adopts the minutes of the June 15, 2021 Town Board Meeting.
Introduced: COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:    COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini           AYE 
Councilman Swartz               AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
   
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21 - 2 (102)
RE: APPROVE TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2021-06
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman’s 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 identified as Budget Revision Number 2021-06
Budget Revisions for June 2021 # 2021-06
Revision #           Account #            Account Title                                      Increase               Decrease
 
General Fund
2021-06-01          A-1989-0400       Other Expense                                    1,189
A-1950-0400       Taxes & Assessments                                                                                    1,189
                                                                -Reclass Budget Excess
 
2021-06-02          A-3620-0104       Codes Staff Stipend                                300
A-3620-0400       Codes Expense                                                                                               300
                                                                -Transfer for Stipend Expense
 
2021-06-03          A-7020-0400       Rec Office Expense                                  50
A-7020-0401       Rec Office Supplies                                                                                          50
                                                                -Transfer for Office Expense
 
2021-06-04          A-8010-0450       Zoning Board Meetings                         500
A-8020-0450       Planning Board Meetings                                              2,500
A-1990-0400       Contingency Account                                                                                   3,000
                                                                -Transfer for Meeting Videos
 
2021-06-05          A-9030-0800       Social Security                                           127
A-9040-0850       Workers Comp Admin Fee                                                                               127
                                                                -Reclass Budget Excess
 
Highway Fund
2021-06-06        DA-9030-0800     Social Security                                         624
                         DA-9040-0850    Workers Comp Admin Fee                                                    624
                                                           -Reclass Excess Appropriation
 
Capital Fund
2021-06-07        H-1620-0400       Buildings Expense                                   6,000
                         H-1620-0500       Buildings Improvements                                                     6,000
                                                           -Transfer for Project Expenses
  
Introduced:  SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini           AYE 
Councilman Swartz              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
 
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21 - 3 (103)
RE:  ACCEPTING AND RECOGNIZING THE INDEPENDENT AUDIT FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING DECEMBER 31, 2020 AND THE INDEPENDENT AUDIT REPORT ON COMMUNICATION OF INTERNAL CONTROL MATTERS IDENTITIED IN THE AUDIT
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Town Board retained the services of the accounting firm of EFPR Group to perform the independent audit of the Town’s finances including the Justice Court operations for the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has received and reviewed the said Auditors’ Report and the Town of Beekman Financial Statements and Supplementary information for the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2020; and
WHEREAS, the results of the Audits were presented and discussed at the June 29, 2020 Town Board Meeting; and
WHEREAS, the Audit Reports will be available for public review at the office of the Beekman Town Clerk and on the Town of Beekman website.
NOW, THEREFORE
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does herby accept the Independent Auditors’ Reports and findings prepared by EFPR Group for the Fiscal Year ending December 31, 2020 and that they be officially filed with the Town Clerk, and if management responses are required that they be rendered in writing within 60 days of this date.
Introduced:  COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
Seconded:    COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini           AYE 
Councilman Swartz              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
 
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21 -4 (104)
RE: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING USE OF THE RECREATION PAVILION AND COMMUNITY CENTER BY THE BEEKMAN FIRE DEPARTMENT
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Fire Department requested to reserve the Recreation Park Pavilion and the Community Center for their own private use for their annual picnic and celebration; and
WHEREAS, the Town annually sets aside time at the Rec Park for the Fire Department‘s use at no charge,
NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman Fire Department is authorized to reserve the Recreation Park Pavilion and Community Center on July 17, 2021 from 2:00 PM until closing;
AND BE IT FURTHER
RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman Supervisor is hereby authorized to enter into an agreement with the Beekman Fire Department to reserve the Beekman Recreation Park Community Center and Pavilion on July 17, 2021, providing all the required paperwork and deposits are received.
Introduced:  COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
Seconded:    COUNCILMAN SWARTZ
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini           AYE 
Councilman Swartz              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
  
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21- 5 (105)
RE: APPROVING CHANGE ORDER TO THE DOVER RIDGE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM RADIONUCLIDE TREATMENT PROJECT.
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman by Resolution No. 10:27:20-5 awarded a contract to The Milnes Co, Inc. for the Dover Ridge Water System Radionuclide Treatment Project, and
WHEREAS, there was a need for additional topsoil to complete the project and has led to a request by the Contractor to submit Change order #1 for topsoil in the amount of $9,045, and
WHEREAS, the Town Engineer has reviewed Change Order #1;
NOW, THERERFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman approves Change Order # 1 in the amount of $9,045, resulting in a total project cost of $94,897.00.
Introduced:   COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:     COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini           AYE 
Councilman Swartz              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
   
RESOLUTION NO. 06:29:21 - 6 (106)
RE: PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
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                                  $          86,828.68
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                              $            9,462.54
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Sewer Fund               $               267.96
Claims to be paid from the SW-Dover Ridge Water Fund              $            2,497.16
Claims to be paid from the T Trust Fund                                     $            4,766.02
Claims to be paid from the H-Capital Fund                                  $          20,968.22
                                                                                              $        124,790.58
 
 
Payroll #13 Paid on 6/24/2021
                                    General Fund                                       $         37,458.23
                                    Highway Fund                                      $         17,786.88
                                                                                              $         55,245.11 
 
Introduced:   SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:     COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             ABSENT
Councilman Battaglini          AYE 
Councilman Swartz             AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 29, 2021
 
 
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