March 22, 2022
BEEKMAN TOWN BOARD
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
MARCH 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 - 3 Minute Limit
 RESOLUTIONS 
  1.       Approval of March 8, 2022 Minutes
  2.       Set Escrow for Mid Hudson Apartments LLC
  3.       Approve Town of Beekman Budget Revision 2022-#02
  4.       Accept Agreement for Mowing Town Properties
  5.       Payment of Claims
 
 
  •         Other Town Board Business
  •         General Board Comments
  •         Public Comments - 3 Minute Limit
  •         Executive Session
  •         Next Regular Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM
*AGENDA SUBJECT TO CHANGE
RESOLUTIONS MAY NOT
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RESOLUTION 03:22:22 - 1
RE:  APPROVAL OF PAST TOWN BOARD MINUTES
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Laureen Abbatantuono has provided copies of the minutes of the March 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 March 8, 2022 Town Board Meeting.
Introduced:        COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:          COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Capalbo            AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     ABSENT
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: March 22, 2022      
 
RESOLUTION NO. 03:22:22 – 2
RE: RESOLUTION SETTING ESCROW IN CONNECTION WITH
POUGHQUAG HAMLET APARTMENTS
WHEREAS, Mid Hudson Apartments, LLC posted a Stormwater Management Cash Bond Agreement secured by a Cash Deposit in the amount of $10,000 simultaneously with a Stormwater Control Facility Maintenance Agreement, which was a requirement of a Resolution of Conditional Final Site Plan Approval issued on April 19, 2007; and
WHEREAS, the applicant/owner has requested the release of the $10,000 Cash Bond inasmuch as it has been over 12 years since the Cash Bond was posted and the stormwater facility has been certified as operating as designed and maintained by the parcel owner as described on the site plan and in the maintenance agreement; and
WHEREAS, Stormwater Regulations require the Town to ensure that the stormwater facilities are properly maintained in the future; and
WHEREAS, after review by the Town Engineer and the Town Attorney, it has been determined that the Cash Bond in the amount of $10,000 can be released upon the acceptance of a new maintenance agreement; and
WHEREAS, the preparation of a new maintenance agreement requires the review of the Town Engineer and the Town Attorney and it is appropriate to require the applicant/owner to fund an escrow account to reimburse the Town for the services of its professionals.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the applicant/owner shall pay to the Town of Beekman the sum of $2,000 which shall be held in escrow to pay for the services of the Town Engineer and Town Attorney for the preparation and review of a new maintenance agreement and any other associated documents or resolutions; and be it further
RESOLVED, that any unused portion of the escrow shall be returned to the applicant/owner; and be it further
RESOLVED, upon the posting of the escrow, the Town Engineer and Town Attorney is directed to cause the preparation of a new stormwater maintenance agreement and present it to the applicant/owner for review and signature; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Mid Hudson Apartments, LLC shall retain a licensed professional engineer to prepare an inspection of the stormwater facility for review and acceptance by the Town Engineer prior to acceptance of the new stormwater maintenance agreement, and will allow the Town Engineer to enter the premises to confirm the results of the engineer’s inspection report; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Mid Hudson Apartments, LLC shall retain a licensed professional engineer to prepare an operation and maintenance manual that will be an attachment the new stormwater maintenance agreement for review and acceptance by the Town Engineer; and be it further
RESOLVED, that upon the acceptance of a new stormwater maintenance agreement by the Town Board, the previous Stormwater Management Cash Bond Agreement secured by a Cash Deposit in the amount of $10,000 and the Stormwater Control Facility Maintenance Agreement can be released to the applicant/owner.
Introduced:        COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
Seconded:          COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Capalbo            AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     ABSENT
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: March 22, 2022      
  
RESOLUTION 03:22:22 -3
RE: APPROVE TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS #2022-02
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 2022-02
Budget Revisions for Year 2022 # 2022-02
Revision #           Account #            Account Title                                      Increase               Decrease
General Fund
 
2022-02-01          A-1110-0107       Court Other Comp                              750
                           A-7110-0103       Parks Overtime                               1,000
                           A-1110-0102       Court Longevity                                                                          750
                           A-7110-0102       Parks Longevity                                                                       1,000
                                                   -Reclass Excess Appropriations
 
2022-02-02          A-1110-0112       Court Part Time STAFF                   10,000
                                A-1110-0101       Court STAFF                                                                     10,000
                                                          Reclass for Part Time STAFF
 
2022-02-03          A-1220-0414       Supervisor Cell Phone Expense      250
                           A-1220-0400       Supervisor Office Expense                                                           250
                                                    Transfer for Cell Phone Expense
 
2022-02-04          A-1315-0460       Finance Computer Service               1,175
                           A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                                   1,175
                                                    Transfer for Computer Contract
 
2022-02-05          A-1420-0410 *   Legal Defense Expense                    5,000
                           A-1420-0440      Labor Counsel                                 4,000
                           A-1990-0400      Contingent Account                                                                    9,000
                                                   -Transfer for New Legal Services
 
2022-02-06          A-1430-0400       Payroll Expense                               4,800
                           A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                                  4,800
                                                    -New Budget for Payroll Processing Fees
  
2022-02-07          A-1910-0410       Insurance Expense                          3,266
                           A-1910-0400       Insurance Premiums                                                                3,266
                                                   -Reclass Budget Excess
 
2022-02-08          A-1989-0400       Other Expense                                   5,025
                           A-1990-0400       Contingent Account                                                                 5,025
                                                    -Transfer for Bank Fees
 
Highway Fund
2022-02-09          DA-5112-0200    CHIPS Improvements                      81,671
                           DA-0000-3501    CHIPS Aid                                      81,671
                       -Record State Aid carryover 64,212
                          and additional Aid              17,359
 
2022-02-10          DA-9950-0900    Transfer to Capital Fund                  2,640
                           DA-9030-0800    Social Security                                                                         2,640
                                                -Provide for BAN Interest Expense
 
Water Fund
2022-02-11        SW-9950-0900   Transfer to Capital Fund                   1,640
                         SW-8340-0480   Other Expense                                                                           1,640
                                                -Provide for BAN Interest Expense
 
Capital Fund
2022-02-12          H-1620-0440       Town Hall Project Engineering          9,967
                           H-1620-0500       Building Improvements                 70,000
                           H-0000-3097       State Aid                                     79,967
                                                   -Update for Possible Project State Aid
 
 
Introduced:        SUPERVISOR COVUCCI
Seconded:          COUNCILMAN CAPALBO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Capalbo            AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     ABSENT
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: March 22, 2022      
 
RESOLUTION NO. 03:22:22 - 4
RE:  AGREEMENT FOR MOWING OF TOWN PROPERTIES
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is in need of lawn service in order to adequately maintain the Town’s property; and 
 
WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman has solicited quotes in conformity with its purchasing policy and has determined that the quote from Neave Landscaping Inc. is in the best interest of the Town; and 
WHEREAS, monies for this purpose were included in the 2022 Budget;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby accept the Quote from Neave Landscaping, Inc. for mowing of specified properties for approximately 28 times during the growing season in the amount of $31,276, with a three year renewal option; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Supervisor to execute the agreement with Neave Landscaping, Inc.
Introduced:           COUNCILMAN CAPALBO
Seconded:             COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Capalbo            AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     ABSENT
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: March 22, 2022      
  
RESOLUTION NO. 03:22:22 - 5
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                         $       317,544.38
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                     $         97,584.85
Claims to be paid from the SS- Dover Ridge Sewer            $           3,211.77
Claims to be paid from the SW- Dover Ridge Water           $           7,283.33
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust & Agency Fund            $           3,831.86
Claims to be paid from the H-Capital Fund                       $              350.00
                                                                                   $        429,806.19
 
03/17/2022 Payroll #06
                        General Fund                                        $          32,309.15
                        Highway Fund                                       $          25,796.28
                                                                                   $          58,105.43
 
 
Introduced:       COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
Seconded:          COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler             AYE
Councilman Battaglini          AYE
Councilman Capalbo            AYE
Councilwoman Wohrman     ABSENT
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: March 22, 2022      
 
 
 
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