February 22, 2022
BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
FEBRUARY 22, 2022
7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits
TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Supervisor Comments
  • Public comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of February 8, 2022 Minutes
  2. Approve Town of Beekman Budget Revision 2021 #12
  3. Approve Training for Town Bookkeeper
  4. Approve Entertainment for the Senior St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
  5. Approving Agreement for the Expenditure of Highway Monies
  6. Approve Lifeguard Training
  7. Approve Senior Bus Trip to Silver Birches
  8. Authorizing Settlement of Tax Certiorari
  9. Appointment to fill Town Board Vacancy
  10. Employ Labor Relations Counsel
  11. Payment of Claims
          Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Next Regular Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 7:00 PM
 
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RESOLUTION 02:22:22 - 1
RE:  APPROVAL OF PAST TOWN BOARD MINUTES
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Laureen Abbatantuono has provided copies of the minutes of the February 8, 2022 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 adopts the minutes of the February 8, 2022 Town Board Meeting.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:       COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
    
RESOLUTION 02:22:22 -2
RE: APPROVE TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2021-12
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, THERFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED that the following itemized revisions are approved by the Town of Beekman Town Board identified as Budget Revision Number 2021-12
Budget Revisions for Year End 2021 # 2021-12
Revision #           Account #            Account Title                                      Increase               Decrease
 
General Fund
2021-12-01          A-1110-0107       Court STAFF Other Comp                3,700
                                A-1220-0101       Supervisor STAFF Comp.                                                 3,700
-Transfer for Labor Payouts
-           
2021-12-02          A-1315-0101       Finance Bookkeeper Comp.          4,465
                           A-1315-0107       Finance STAFF Other Comp.         1,300
A-1315-0112                                  Finance Part Time STAFF Comp.   1,535
A-1220-0101       Supervisor STAFF Comp.                                                                                7,300
                                                                -Transfer for Finance Dept. Labor
 
2021-12-03          A-1420-0400       Town Legal Counsel                    13,000
A-1420-0440       Legal Expense Highway                                            2,000
A- 1220-0101      Supervisor STAFF Comp.                                                                               10,000
A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                                                        5,000
                                                                -Transfer for Legal Dept. Expense
 
2021-12-04          A-1680-0200       EDP Equipment                                   2,000
A-1680-0400       EDP Expense                                                                                                 2,000
-Transfer for EDP Equipment
 
2021-12-05          A-3620-0107       Safety Other Labor Comp.        700
A-3620-0112       Safety P.T. STAFF Comp.                                    300
A-3620-0400       Codes Expense                                                                                               1,000
                                                                -Transfer for STAFF Comp
 
 
 
2021-12-06          A-5010-0107       Hwy Supt Vehicle Stipend                   27
A-5010-0414                                 Hwy Supt Phone                                 73
                           A-5010-0400     Hwy Supt Expense                                                                    100
                                                  -Transfer Cell Phone + Stipend
 
2021-12-07          A-5132-0409       Hwy Garage Heat                      3,000
A-5132-0411       Hwy Garage Telephone                                              20
A-5132-0417       Hwy Garage Supplies                                               480
A-5132-0418       Hwy Garage Repairs                                              1,500
A-5132-0430       Hwy Garage Refuse                                               1,000
A-6772-0112       Aging Program STAFF Comp.                                                                            6,000
                                                                -Transfer for Garage Expenses
 
2021-12-08          A-5182-0400       Street Lighting Expense                    500
                                A-6772-0401       Aging Program Supplies                                                    500
                                                                -Transfer for Street Lighting
 
2021-12-09          A-7020-0107       Rec Office Other Labor Com.           236
                                A-7020-0401       Rec Office Supplies                                                             236
                                                                -Transfer for Other Labor Payouts
 
2021-12-10          A-7110-0107       Parks Other Labor Comp.             11,000
                           A-6772-0414       Aging Program Trips.                                                          11,000
                                                                -Transfer for Labor Payouts
 
2021-12-11          A-7110-0401       Parks Supplies                                       300
                          A-7110-0430       Parks Gasoline                                     3,700
                         A-7111-0200       Rec Center Improvements                     4,000
                                -Transfer for General Parks Exp.
 
2021-12-12          A-7111-0400       Rec Center Park Expense               1,500
A-7111-0420       Rec Center Park Utilities                                           4,600
A-7111-0430       Rec Center Park Refuse Removal                                   50
A-7111-0460       Rec Center Park Rentals                                               40
A-7112-0460       Town Center Rentals                                                  450
A-7113-0460       Doherty Park Rentals                                                 220
A-7114-0400       Beyer Park Expense                                                   140
A-7140-0116       Playground Seasonal Staff                                                                                7,000
                                                                -Transfer for Parks Expenses
 
2021-12-13          A-7116-0400       Other Parks Expense                      21,000
                          A-7180-0116       Lake Seasonal Labor                                                            21,000
                                                                *-Funds for Memorial Park Project
 
 
 
2021-12-14          A-7180-0420       Lake Utilities                                           500
                          A-8010-0450       Zoning Meeting                Expense            500
                         A-8160-0400       Refuse Expense                                                                     1,000
-Transfer for Various Expenses
 
2021-12-15          A-9950-0900       Transfer to Capital Fund                                100,000
                           A-9901-0900       Transfer to Funds                                                            100,000
                                                                -Reclass transfer for Park Project
 
Highway Fund
2021-12-16               DA-5110-0118    General Staff GHI Buyout                 114
                                DA-5110-0400    General Repairs Expense                  700
                                DA-5110-0402    General Signs Expense                     1,934
                                DA-5110-0415    General Grates Expense                   6,252
DA-5110-0401    General Gasoline Expense                                                9,000
                                                                -Transfer for General Repair Expenses
 
2021-12-17               DA-5130-0100    Machinery Labor Comp.                   2,629
                                DA-5130-0200    Machinery Equipment                      1,371
                                DA-5110-0107    General Other Labor                                                        4,000
                                                                -Transfer for Machinery Expenses
 
2021-12-18          DA-5142-0400    Snow Misc. Expense                            100
                           DA-5142-0402    Snow Removal Food                                                                100
                                                                -Transfer for Misc. Expense
 
2021-12-19          DA-9950-0900    Transfer to Capital Fund                                26,000
                          DA-9060-0800    Health Insurance Premiums                                                  26,000
                                                                -Transfer for Equipment Project
 
2021-12-20          DA-9950-0900    Transfer to Capital Fund                                50,000
                                DA-9901-0900    Transfer to Funds                                                          50,000
                                                                -Reclass Transfer to Capital Fund
 
Special Districts
2021-12-21          SS-8189-0400     Sewer Repairs                                   12,402
                                SS-8189-0450     Contract O+M                                   801
                                SS-0000-9910     Fund Balance                               13,000
SS-8189-0440     Engineering Expense                                                                                        203
                                                                -Funding for Repairs, etc.
 
2021-12-22          SW-8340-0450   Contract O+M                                        213
                                SW-8340-0480   Other Expense                                                                  213
                                                                -Transfer for Contract Expense
 
 
Capital Fund
2021-12-23          H-5120-0401       Gardner Hollow Expense                 3,417
                                H-5120-0444       Gardner Hollow Engineering                                          3,417
                                                                -Transfer for Expenses
 
2021-12-24          H-5130-0200       Highway Equipment                       26,000
                           H-0000-5031       Transfer In Highway Fund              26,000
                                                                -More Funding for Machinery Purchases
 
2021-12-25          H-5130-0480       Other Expense                                       723
                           H-5130-0200       Highway Equipment                                                              723
                                                               -Transfer for other Expenses
 
2021-12-26          H-8340-0480       DRWD Other Expense                       8,722
                           H-8340-0440       DRWD Engineering                                                             8,722
                                                                -Transfer for Other Expense
 
 
 
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:       COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
  
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 – 3
RE:  APPROVE TRAINING FOR TOWN BOOKKEEPER
WHEREAS, the New York Government Finance Officers’ Association (NYGFOA) is holding it’s 2022 Professional Development Sessions in Albany New York; and 
WHEREAS, the Accounting and Financial Reporting Training scheduled for April 4-6, 2022 would be beneficial for our Town Bookkeeper in the Finance Department; and 
WHEREAS, the funds are available for this course;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that Linda Bloomer is hereby authorized to attend said session with a cost not to exceed $250.00, including mileage and tolls. 
Introduced:     SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:       COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
  
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 - 4
RE: APPROVE ENTERTAINMENT FOR SENIOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY CELEBRATION
WHEREAS, the Senior Center has a St. Patrick’s Day Celebration scheduled for Thursday, March 17, 2022 from the hours of 11 am to 2 pm, at the Beekman Community Center; and
WHEREAS, the costs of the food will be covered by the per person fee collected for the party,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the following expenditure for entertainment be authorized,
John Harrah’s Mobile Music Services for an amount not to exceed $395.00.
Introduced:      COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
Seconded:        COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
                            
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 - 5
RE: APPROVING AGREEMENT FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF HIGHWAY MONIES
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Agreement between the Town Superintendent of Highway of the Town of Beekman, Dutchess County, New York and the undersigned members of the Town Board.  Pursuant to the provisions of Section 284 of the Highway Law, we agree that the moneys levied and collected in the Town for the repair and improvement of highways, and received from the State for State Aid for the repair and improvement of highways, shall be expended as follows:
  1. GENERAL REPAIRS.  The sum of $381,571.00 shall be set aside to be expended for primary work and general repairs upon 1.92 miles “3.84 Lane Miles” out of 135.92 lane miles of town highways, including sluices, culverts and bridges having a span of less than five feet and boardwalks or the renewals thereof. 
  2. PERMANENT IMPORVEMENTS:  The following sums shall be set aside to be expended for the “permanent improvement” of Town Highways: 
(a)  On the road commencing at Wagontrail Roadand leading into Lookout Pass finishing into both cul-de-sac’s a distance of .42 miles, “.84 lane miles”“2218 feet” there shall be expended not over the sum of $101,540.00 for 950 Tons of Blacktop, Width of traveled surface 24 Feet with a Thickness of 2”
(b) On the road commencing at Depot Hill Road traveling southeast on Grape Hollow Rd 5170 feet ending at the “East entrance of Stage Coach Pass”, a distance of .98 miles, “1.96 lane miles” there shall be expended not over the sum of $158,540.00 for 1551 Tons of Blacktop Width of traveled surface 24 Feet with a Thickness of 2”
(c) On the road commencing at the intersection of Gardner Hollow Road traveling northwest on Sterling Drive for a distance of .39 Miles “.78 lane miles then entering Sterling Court driving north for a total of 0.13 miles, “0.26 lane miles”, for a total of “2746 feet” there shall be expended not over the sum of $121,491.00 for 1160 Tons of Blacktop Width of traveled surface 25 Feet with a Thickness of 2”
Explanation of monies totaling $381,571 for year 2022
Rollover chips              $64,212
Chips                        $117,359
DA 5112-0401           $200,000
TOTAL                       $381,571
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:      COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
   
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 - 6
RE: RESOLUTION APPROVING AGREEMENT FOR LIFEGUARD TRAINING
WHEREAS, Alexandra Hall, an Aquatic Director at the YMCA, has agreed to provide lifeguard training classes at the Beekman Rec for the lifeguards needed for the Summer Season; and
WHEREAS, the Recreation Director has recommended approval and adoption of an agreement for 2022 with Alexandra Hall, pursuant to which the cost will be $375 per participant, the classes are scheduled as follows;
June 17: 1-5pm
June 18: 10-5pm
June 19: 10-5pm
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
   
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22-7
RE: AUTHORIZE SENIOR BUS TRIP
WHEREAS, the 2022 Budget includes funding for the cost of a variety of bus trips for the Senior Citizen Program; and
WHEREAS, deposits are required for tours, shows and meals to guarantee the reservations, which deposits are reimbursed to the town through ticket sales;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that payment of $1,200 for JTR to charter a bus for the May 5th trip to Silver Birches is hereby authorized:
To cover the cost of Admission and fees:
                        $48 Resident
                        $58 Non-resident Grandfathered
                        $63 Non-resident not grandfathered
                        $68 Non Senior.
Introduced:    SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:      COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
 
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22– 8
RE: RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SETTLEMENT OF TAX CERTIORARI PROCEEDING REGARDING BRE RC BEEKMAN SS NY LLC C/O EXCEL TRUST
WHEREAS, there is now pending in the Dutchess County Supreme Court a tax certiorari proceeding commenced in 2021 by BRE RC Beekman SS NY LLC c/o Excel Trust, regrading a vacant parcel of real property located at Route 55 in the Town of Beekman, Tax Grid # 6759-00-438354, seeking a reduction in the 2021 tax assessment for respective tax roll; and
WHEREAS, the Town Assessor and Town Attorney have recommended a settlement of the 2021 tax review proceeding; and
 
WHEREAS, the petitioner has agreed to waive any refund of Town taxes, including Special District and ad valorem taxes, for the aforementioned year as part of a negotiated settlement.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman hereby approves a settlement on behalf of the Town of Beekman of the tax review proceeding for tax year 2021, as it pertains to: Route 55, Tax Grid # 6759-00-438354
 

ASSESSMENT ROLL

ASSESSMENT

REDUCED ASSESSMENT

AMOUNT OF REDUCTION

2021

$390,600

$200,000

$190,600

; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor, Town Assessor and Town Attorney to the Town of Beekman, are hereby authorized to take all action necessary and appropriate to effectuate the terms of this Resolution.
Introduced:    COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci            AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
 
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 - 9
RE: APPOINTMENT OF NEW TOWN BOARD MEMBER
WHEREAS, a position on the Town Board became available on December 31, 2021 by the resignation of Councilman Robert Swartz and
WHEREAS, The Town Board has authority to appoint to fill the vacancy; and
WHEREAS, the unexpired portion of the term will be filled by the election on November 8, 2022;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that Philip Capalbo be appointed to fill the vacant Town Board position as of March 8, 2022, and be it further
RESOLVED that this term will expire December 31, 2022.
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:      COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler            AYE
Councilman Battaglini         AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman    AYE
Supervisor Covucci            AYE
Dated: February 22, 2022
 
 
 
 
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22-10
RE: RESOLUTION EMPLOYING LABOR RELATIONS ATTORNEY
 
 
WHEREAS, Wallace & Wallace, LLP, the Attorneys to the Town of Beekman cannot represent the Town in negotiations with the Teamsters Union; and
 
WHEREAS, the Town has received an engagement letter from Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC to represent the Town of Beekman with the labor negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters – Local 456.
 
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC with offices at 641 Broadway, Newburgh, New York 12550 be, and hereby is employed and retained to represent the Town of Beekman with the labor negotiations with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters – Local 456; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor to execute the engagement letter dated February 22, 2022, submitted to the Supervisor, a copy of which is annexed hereto; and be it further
 
RESOLVED, Catania, Mahon & Rider, PLLC shall be paid in accordance with the engagement letter submitted to the Supervisor dated February 22, 2022.
 
 
Introduced:    COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
 
Seconded:      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
 
 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini         AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman  AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
 
Dated: February 22, 2022
 
 
 
 
 
RESOLUTION NO. 02:22:22 - 11
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                         $   3,862,413.48
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                       $         46,854.79
Claims to be paid from the SS – Dover Ridge Sewer             $         10,081.77
Claims to be paid from the SW – Dover Ridge Water           $              839.91
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust & Agency Fund               $           1,328.27
                                                                                                          $   3,921,518.22
 
02/17/2022 Payroll #04
                        General Fund                                                 $        32,572.89
                        Highway Fund                                                 $        27,552.61
                                                                                                          $        60,125.50
 
 
Introduced:    SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
 
Seconded:     COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
 
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE
Councilman Battaglini         AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman  AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
 
Dated: February 22, 2022
 
 
 
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