June 7, 2023
BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
JUNE 7, 2023
 7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits
 PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUATION
  • 7:00 PM Local Law No.4 of the year 2023 “Amended Short Term Rental”
  • 7:15 PM Local Law No. 5 of the year 2023 “Public and Private Firework Displays”
 TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Supervisor Comments
  • Public comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions
 RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of May 23, 2023 Minutes
  2. Adopt Negative Declaration for Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023
  3. Approve Budget Adjustment May 2023 #2023-05
  4. Adopt Local Law No.5 of 2023 “Chapter 80 Public and Private Fireworks Display and Storage”
  5. Final Pay App (#4) for Rec Field #1
  6. Revise the Highway Garage Improvements Capital Fund
  7. Adopt Local Law No. 4 of 2023 “Amended Short Term Rental”
  8. Band for Evening in the Park at TCP Pavilion
  9. Approval of Payment of Claims
 Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Next Regular Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, June 20, 2023 at 7:00 PM
 *AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE
RESOLUTION NO.06:07:23-1
RE: APPROVAL OF PAST TOWN BOARD MINUTES
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Laureen Abbatantuono has provided copies of the minutes of the May 23, 2023 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 hereby accepts the minutes of the May 23, 2023 Town Board Meeting.
Introduced:   COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:     COUNCILMAN BATAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             ABSTAIN
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
 
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23 -2
RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN
ADOPTING NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR “LOCAL LAW NO. 4 OF THE YEAR 2023, AMENDING CHAPTER 126.1 ‘SHORT-TERM RENTALS’ AND CHAPTER 155 ‘ZONING’ OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN”
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Town Board is considering the adoption of a Local Law entitled “Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023, Amending Chapter 126.1 ‘Short-Term Rentals’ and Chapter 155 ‘Zoning’ of the Code of the Town of Beekman”; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the Proposed Action is a Type I action pursuant to Article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law, Part 617 NYCRR (commonly known as “SEQRA”); and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the proposed Local Law is an action for which there are no other Involved Agencies and that the Town Board is therefore, by default, the Lead Agency for this action; and
WHEREAS, the Attorney to the Town has prepared a Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) regarding the proposed Local Law, which FEAF analyzes the potential environmental impacts regarding said Local Law; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed the Local Law and the Full Environmental Assessment Form.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman hereby adopts the attached Negative Declaration, for the reasons stated therein, thereby finding that the proposed Local Law entitled “Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023, Amending Chapter 126.1 ‘Short-Term Rentals’ and Chapter 155 ‘Zoning’ of the Code of the Town of Beekman” will have no significant adverse impact upon the environment, and thereby ending the SEQRA process with respect to said Local Law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall cause the Negative Declaration to be circulated to the involved agencies and to have it published in the Environmental Notice Bulletin as required by SEQRA regulations.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN LEMAK
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
    
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23-3
RE: APPROVE TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2023-05
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 #2023-05
 
Budget Revisions for May 2023 # 2023-05
Revision #           Account #            Account Title                                     Increase               Decrease
 
General Fund
 
2023-05-01          A-1110-0404       Court Training                                          357
                           A-1110-0413       Court Security                                                                      357
                                                                -Transfer for Training Expense
 
2023-05-02          A-1410-0404       Town Clerk Training                              423
                           A-1410-0101       Town Clerk Staff                                                                  423
                                                                -Transfer for Training Expense
 
2023-05-03          A-1410-0460       Clerk Software Support                       78
                           A-1410-0401       Clerk Supplies                                                                       78
                                                              Transfer for Support
 
2023-05-04          A-1420-0430       Legal Counsel Highway                      1,000
                           A-1420-0440       Legal Labor Counsel                                                          1,000
                                                                -Transfer for Legal Services
 
2023-05-05          A-5010-0107       Hwy Supt. Vehicle                                500
                           A-5010-0403       Hwy Supt. Dues                                                                   500
                                                                -Transfer for Vehicle Allowance
 
2023-05-06          A-7110-0497       Parks Maintenance                             4,770
                           A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                           4,770
                                                                -Transfer for Field Maintenance
 
202305-07            A-7118-0200       Remembrance Park Equipment   15,000
                           A-0000-2710       County Grant                                        15,000
                                                                -Record Veterans Grant for Plaques
 
 
2023-05-08          A-7180-0400       Lake Expense                                        4,000
                          A-1990-0400       Contingent Acct.                                                                  4,000
                                                                -Transfer for Highway Work at the Lake
 
2023-05-09          A-8010-0470       Zoning Consulting                                4,300
                          A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                            4,300
                                                                -Record Monitoring Contract
 
2023-05-10          A-8090-0400       Environmental Expense                                    7,930
                           A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                            7,930
                                                                -Transfer for Special Sampling
2023-05-11          A-9950-0900       Transfer to Capital Fund                                100,000
                           A-0000-9912       Assigned for Capital Use                               100,000
                                                                -Transfer for Garage Project
 
Highway Fund
 
2023-05-12          DA-5112-0200    Improvement CHIPS                         91,795
                           DA-5112-0220    Pave NY Improvements                     40,150
                           DA-5112-0230    Winter Aid Improvements                  32,144
                           DA-5112-0210    POP NYImprovements                       53,548
                           DA-0000-3501    CHIPS Aid                                        91,795
                           DA-0000-3502    Pave NY Aid                                     40,150
                           DA-0000-3503    Winter Aid                                        32,144
                           DA-0000-3504    POP Aid                                            53,548
                                --Record Increase in State Funds Available
 
Special Districts-
 
2023-05-13          SS-9930-0900     Transfer to Reserve Fund               30,000
                           SW-9930-0900   Transfer to Reserve Fund                50,000
                           SS-0000-9910     Fund Balance Approp.                   30,000
                           SW-0000-9910   Fund Balance Approp.                    50,000
                                                                -Record Reserve Funds Creation
 
2023-05-14          SW-8340-0440   Engineering                                               500
                           SW-8340-0488   Other Expenses                                                                                      500
                                                                -Transfer for Engineering
 
Capital Funds
 
2023-05-15          H-8540-0200       Drainage Improvements               107,200
                           H-8540-0440       Engineering                                  12,800
                          H-8540-0480       Other Expenses                             10,000
                            H-0000-2705       Donations/Gifts                         130,000
                                                                -Create Alaina Drainage Project
 
2023-05-16          H-1620-0400       Town Hall Expense                              2,050
                           H-5120-0401       Bridge Expense                                   2,050
                           H-9730-0700       BAN Interest                                                                                 4,100
                                                                -Reclass Appropriations
 
2023-05-17          H-5120-0500       Bridge Construction                          18,564
                           H-5120-0401       Bridge Expense                                                                   18,564
                                                                -Transfer for Change Order #2
 
2023-05-18          H-5132-0470       Garage Consulting                             27,000
                           H-5132-0500       Garage Improvements                      73,000
                           H-0000-5030       Transfer In General Fund                100,000
                                                                -Increase Project Budget
 
 
Introduced:     SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:       COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
  
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23-4
RE: RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN
ADOPTING LOCAL LAW NO. 5 OF THE YEAR 2023 “CHAPTER 80 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AND STORAGE”
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman introduced Local Law No. 5 of 2023 entitled “CHAPTER 80 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AND STORAGE” on May 23, 2023; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board members had the opportunity to review the proposed local law and it has sat on the desks of the Town Board for the required period of time; and
WHEREAS, a public hearing was duly held on June 7, 2023, at Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, NY regarding Local Law No. 5 of 2023; and
WHEREAS, at this public hearing the Town Board members considered any public comments received during the public hearing as well as any written comments received; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the matter is a Type II Action under SEQRA and no further environmental review is required.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby affirm and adopt Local Law No. 5 of 2023 entitled, “CHAPTER 80 PUBLIC AND PRIVATE FIREWORKS DISPLAY AND STORAGE;” and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file a copy of this Local Law with the New York Secretary of State.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN LEMAK
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak             AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman    AYE
Supervisor Covucci            AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
 
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23-5
RE: APPROVE APPLICATION AND CERTIFICATION FOR PAYMENT (# 4) FOR THE BEEKMAN RECREATION BASEBALL FIELD 1 PROJECT
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is a party to a contract with Sport-Tech Construction Corp. (the “Contractor”) for the project known as “the Beekman Recreation Baseball Field 1”; and 
WHEREAS, the Contractor has submitted an Application and Certification for Payment
 (# 4) dated May 17, 2023, requesting final payment of the items on the payment application continuation sheet with a total completed value of 156,000.00 less previous payments totaling $148,200.00 for a total of$7,800.00 plus the release of the retainage (see attached); and
WHEREAS, the contractor has requested full payment of the items on the continuation sheet that is attached to the payment request application, covering the period of April 14, 2023 through May 7, 2023, and
WHEREAS, the Town Engineer has reviewed the request and agrees with the quantity of work completed per the continuation sheet of Application # 4 and has recommended the Town Board make payment as requested,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor of the Town of Beekman to make a final payment to Sport-Tech Construction Corp., requested in Application and Certification for Payment # 4 in the amount NOT TO EXCEED $7,800.00. The one-year warranty period will commence upon final payment.
Introduced:  COUNCILMAN LEMAK
Seconded:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
   
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23 -6
RE: AMENDING THE HIGHWAY GARAGE IMPROVEMENTS CAPITAL PROJECT AUTHORIZATION
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman previously approved a $250,000 Capital Project Authorization for the Highway Garage Improvements in resolution 09:27:22-3, and
WHEREAS, the Town deems it appropriate to increase the authorization to $350,000,
Based on new project cost estimates,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman authorizes a new authorization of $350,000 for the Highway Garage Improvements with an added transfer from the General Fund of $100,000.
Introduced:   COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN                              
Seconded:     COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak             AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman    AYE
Supervisor Covucci            AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
 
RESOLUTION NO.06:07:23-7
RE: RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN
ADOPTING LOCAL LAW NO. 4 OF THE YEAR 2023, AMENDING CHAPTER 126.1 ‘SHORT-TERM RENTALS’ AND CHAPTER 155 ‘ZONING’ OF THE CODE OF THE TOWN OF BEEKMAN”
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman introduced a local law, known as Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023, Amending Chapter 126.1 ‘Short-Term Rentals’ and Chapter 155 ‘Zoning’ of the Code of the Town of Beekman”; and
WHEREAS, public hearings were duly held on May 9, 2023, May 23, 2023 and June 7, 2023 at Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, NY regarding Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board was given the opportunity to hear concerns of all Beekman residents; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to GML 239-m, the proposed Local Law was sent to the Town of Beekman Planning Board and the Dutchess County Department of Planning and Development, which determined that the local law was a matter of local concern, but which provided comments on the proposed law; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board duly considered all of the County’s comments, and made changes to the proposed local law in response to the same; and
WHEREAS, the revised local law has sat upon the desks of the Board members for the required period of time; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the matter is a Type I Action under SEQRA,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby determine that the proposed Local Law will not have an adverse effect on the environment, as set forth in the SEQRA determination of non-significance (negative declaration) for this matter; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby affirm and adopt “”Local Law No. 4 of the Year 2023, Amending Chapter 126.1 ‘Short-Term Rentals’ and Chapter 155 ‘Zoning’ of the Code of the town of Beekman”; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to file a copy of this Local Law with the New York Secretary of State.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
   
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23-8
RE: APPROVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR BAND CONCERT AT TOWN CENTER PARK
WHEREAS, the 2023 Recreation Budget included funding for entertainment for events for the summer months,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the following expenditure be approved in the amount of $250, for live music performed by “The Blend” to perform at Town Center Park Pavilion on August 11, 2023 at 6:00 PM.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN LEMAK
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Lemak              AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
 
RESOLUTION NO. 06:07:23-9
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                                  $         70,984.09
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                              $        112,089.15
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Sewer                       $              600.78
Claims to be paid from the SW-Dover Ridge Water                      $              619.50
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust-Fund                                    $           5,773.75
Claims to be paid from the H-Capital Fund                                 $         34,582.67
                                                                                             $       224,649.94
 
 
5/25/2023 Payroll #11
                        General Fund                                         
                 $         35,389.67
                        Highway Fund                                                           $         21,662.14
                                                                                                             $        57,051.81
  
Introduced:    COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN LEMAK
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                AYE
Councilman Battaglini             AYE
Councilman Lemak                 AYE 
Councilwoman Wohrman        AYE
Supervisor Covucci                AYE
Dated: June 7, 2023
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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