February 12, 2014

TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING - Agenda
February 12, 2014
7:00PM 

  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits

REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
REPORTS

  • Supervisor’s Report
  • Town Board Reports

      -Presentation of books by Town Clerk, Rachael Rancourt, Building Department,
Judy Crawford as Receiver of Taxes, Court books by John Garito
-Presentation of Green Haven Water System by Peter Poltrack

  • Highway Superintendant Report
  • Public Comment on Agenda Items and Resolution
RESOLUTIONS

1.  Approval of January 22, 2014 Town Board Minutes
2.  Amend expiration dates for Board Members
3.  Appointment to Ethics Board
4.  Appoint liaison to Boy Scouts
5.  Amend William Brady’s title
6.  Approve elimination Corporation Tax on Manufacturers
7.  Remove Budget Oversight Committee
8.  Authorize sale of unused equipment and parts at Highway Garage
9.  Payment of Claims

Other business    
General Public Com
General Board Comments
NextTown Board Meeting: Wednesday February 19, 2014 at 7:00PM

RESOLUTION NO. 02:12:14 –1 (32)
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 January 22, 2014 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 January 22, 2014 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded       COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014 

RESOLUTION NO. 02:12:14 –2 (33)
RE: Amend expiration dates for Board Members
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI       offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Town Board appointments, as per resolution 01:22:14 - 2; and
WHEREAS, Board appointment expiration dates were incorrectly established; and therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the corrected expiration dates are:
            Planning Board                     Michael Gallina                      to expire 12/31/20
            Zoning Board of Appeals     Murray Johnson                    to expire 12/31/17
            Architectural Review Board                Bruce Oswald                    to expire 12/31/17
            Conservation Advisory Council       Rich Brown                to expire 12/31/19
                                                                        Rod Gonzalez             to expire 12/31/20
Seconded       SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated: February 12, 2014 
RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 3 (34)
RE: Appointment to Ethics Board
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF     offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to the various boards; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby makes the following appointments to be effective immediately:
Ethics Board  Dan Wiko Term to expire 12/31/21
WHEREAS, appointments of the chair positions are appointed by the Town Board; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the chair position is a yearly appointment and serves at the pleasure of the Town Board; and be it further
RESOLVED, that all appointments are contingent upon completion and submissions of the new Disclosure of Interest Statement pursuant to Chapter 19, Section 19-9 of Town Code unless already on file and information has not changed; and be it further
RESOLVED, that all appointees shall file their Oath of Office with the Town Clerk of the Town of Beekman prior to serving their term.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 4 (35)
RE: Appoint Liaison to Boy Scouts
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO     offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to various community organizations; and
WHEREAS, Boy Scouts is a national program that develops our youth to be more productive in society; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby makes the following appointment to be effective immediately; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Neal Townsend is appointed as Liaison to Boy Scouts.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO. 02:12:14 – 5 (36)
RE: Amend William Brady’s title
COUNCILMAN MORAN        offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, appointments were made at the Town Board meeting on January 8, 2014; and
WHEREAS, William Brady was appointed to Budget Officer; and
WHEREAS, Budget Officer is a Civil Service competitive position and William Brady was not on the eligible list of candidates for Budget Officer; and
WHEREAS, this appointment should have been taken from the list of active positions for the Town of Beekman; now therefore be it     
RESOLVED, that William Brady, with the advice of Dutchess County Personnel be appointed to the position of Bookkeeper, full time with an hourly salary of $29.23.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 6 (37)
RE: Elimination of Manufacturers Tax
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER     offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the proposed 2014-2015 New York State Budget includes a provision that would eliminate the corporate income tax on manufacturers for all of the state except for counties in the MTA Region, including Dutchess County; and
WHEREAS, this proposal will drive manufacturing jobs out of our communities.  A manufacturing business in Dutchess County would pay a 6.5% corporate tax, while a business in Ulster or Columbia County would have no corporate tax; and
WHEREAS, the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area is one of only two New York Regions to lose private-sector jobs in 2013; and
WHEREAS, proposals to split New York State into separate tax zones are divisive and pit New Yorkers against each other; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman, memorializes the State Senate, Assembly and Governor to apply fairness and economic equality to all of New York State by elimination of the corporate tax on all manufactures across the state, or remove the provision to do so from the budget altogether; and be it further
RESOLVED, Copies of this resolution to be forwarded to New York State Senators Greg Ball, 40th Senate District; New York State Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor, District 105.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 7 (38)
RE: Removal of Budget Oversight Committee
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI      offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Budget Oversight Committee was formed February 22, 2010 by Town Board decision; and
WHEREAS, terms have expired for those appointed; and
WHEREAS, there has not been any further interest by these to either continue with re-appointments or to join the committee by appointments; and
WHEREAS, the Budget is overseen and is the responsibility of the Supervisor, Town Board, Comptroller and the Bookkeeper; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Budget Oversight Committee be dissolved immediately.
Seconded     SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 8 (39)
RE: Authorize sale of unused equipment and parts at Highway Garage
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF        offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Highway Department has a surplus of miscellaneous vehicle parts and a 1999 GMC flatbed utility truck that is no longer in service; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board is desirous of disposing of these extra materials; and therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes Tony Coviello, Highway Superintendant to place the equipment for sale on Auctions International.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
R
OLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               AYE
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated:  February 12, 2014

RESOLUTION NO 2:12:14 – 9 (40)
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:                                       $ 45,319.18
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                                    $ 81,545.77
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Sewer                             $      950.00
                                                                                                           $127,814.95
                                                                                                            
Payroll 3                                                         Paid                $ 66,634.19                                                        
General Fund:            $32,250.17
Highway Fund:          $34,384.02 
Seconded      SUPERVISOR ZULAUF 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Moran               ABSTAIN       
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio       AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                 AYE
Dated: February 12, 2014
 
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