August 24, 2016
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING - Agenda
August 24, 2016
7:00PM  
  • Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits 
RECOGNITION
-        Recreation Staff Management Team Recognitions
-      Fire Department Recognitions
 
REPORTS
-        Comptroller Report
-        Highway Report
 
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING
 
  • Public Comment on Agenda Items and Resolutions 
RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of August 15, 2016 Town Board Minutes
  2. Approve the 2016 Town Clean Up Day
  3. Adopt Think Differently Initiative
  4. Appointments to Recreation Advisory Committee
  5. Appoint New Town Board Member
  6. Accept Abandoned Properties
  7. Seek Bids for 2017 Highway Materials
  8. Renaming of Private Road
  9. Payment of Claims 
  • Other Town Board Business
  • General Public Comment
  • General Board Comment
  • Next Town Board Meeting:  Wednesday September 7, 2016 at 7:00PM 
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 1 (102)
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 August 10, 2016 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 August 10, 2016 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded     COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE                     
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          ABSTAIN
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 2 (103)
RE: Approve the 2016 Town Clean Up Day
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI            offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town would like to offer a fall clean-up day for residents of Beekman on October 22, 2016; and 
WHEREAS, the Town does not have its own transfer station; and 
WHEREAS, the Town Board would like to advertise a Request for Proposals for fall clean-up for residents; now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Clerk to advertise a Request for Proposal for fall clean-up; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the Request for Proposals will be advertised in the Poughkeepsie Journal, on the Town Clerk’s Bulletin Board, and posted on the homepage of the Town of Beekman Website; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the date be set for October 22, 2016.
Seconded       COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE                     
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 3 (104)
RE: Adopt The “Think Differently” Initiative To Assist Individuals With Special Needs And Their Families
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF          offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Think Differently” initiative is about promoting awareness and acceptance of all people, and advocating for the inclusion of all individual living on the Autism Spectrum and with special needs: and
WHEREAS, our state and communities are stronger because our diversity and differences; and
WHEREAS, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) over 55 million, or approximately 19% of Americans, have a type of disability or special need; and
WHEREAS, for some people with special needs, the very things that make them unique can also keep them on the sidelines, separate from those who might not understand their differences or uniqueness; and
WHEREAS, it is important to promote and provide guidance to those with special needs on how to access publically supported services available to them in the community; and
WHEREAS, it is important to encourage and educate the community and businesses on ways they can make facilities and services more accessible and on how to train staff to welcome and support special needs customers and co-workers; and
WHEREAS, the goal of this initiative is to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for individuals of all abilities by supporting community events that expand family friendly opportunities for people with special needs and their families;
WHEREAS, adopting the “Think Differently” initiative is an important statement that our Town officials, business owners and residents can show their support for the differently-abled children and adults with special needs, and their families. Now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman adopt the “Think Differently” initiative so that all are better prepared to communicate with, provide for, and support those living on the Autism Spectrum and with special needs.
Seconded       COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE      
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 4 (105)
RE: Appointments to Recreation Advisory Committee
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO          offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, a vacancy exists on the Recreation Advisory Committee due to the resignation of Tom Mullins; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to various boards; and
WHEREAS, Brad Short currently sits as an alternate member on the Recreation Advisory Committee; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Brad Short be appointed to fill the vacant seat, with a term to expire December 31, 2019; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Mary Bronzi be appointed to fill the position as alternate member to the Recreation Advisory Committee, with a term to expire December 31, 2018.
Seconded      COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE      
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 5 (106)
RE:Appoint New Town Board Member
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER       offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, a position on the Town Board became available December 31, 2015 with the resignation of Michael Moran, Councilman; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has the authority to fill the vacancy; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has had the opportunity to interview and consider potential candidates for this Town Board Seat; and
WHEREAS, the unexpired portion will be filled on the election of November 8, 2016; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Mary Covucci be appointed to fill the vacant position and be it
further 
RESOLVED, that this term will expire December 31, 2016.
Seconded       SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE                     
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE      
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 6 (107)
Re: Accept Abandoned Properties
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI           offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, a public hearing was duly held on July 20, 2016 before the Town Board to accept abandoned properties in the Town of Beekman; and
WHEREAS, no comments were received at the public hearing; and
WHEREAS, no written comments were received within the allotted time period to the Town Clerk; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman authorize Town Departments to bring the following properties into compliance with the Town Code of abandoned properties as noted in Chapter 14:
796 Beekman Road Autera, Mary 6658-00-466440
963 Beekman Road Falcoro Mario and Mejorado, Maria 6658-02-840688
14 High Ridge Road O’Rourke, Thomas and Frances 6659-00-643330
3 Townsend Road Morales, Ralph and Irma 6659-00-121488
Seconded       SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     NO                       
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Councilwoman Covucci               AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 7 (108)
Re: Seek Bids for 2017 Highway Materials
SUPERVISOR ZULAUF           offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent has requested that the Town Board authorize the Highway Department to seek bids for highway materials for the year 2017:  
Now therefore be it 
RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized to seek bids for the highway materials; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that prior to publication, bid documents are to be reviewed by the Town Engineer and the Town Attorney; and be it further 
RESOLVED, that the request for bids shall be in accordance with the updated Town of Beekman procurement policy. 
Seconded      COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO     
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE                     
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Councilwoman Covucci               AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 8 (109)
Re: Renaming of Private Road
COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO        offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Utter Drive is a private road; and
WHEREAS, the owner/resident on Utter Drive is proposing a name change from Utter Drive to Legacy Lane; and
WHEREAS, this private road name change has been reviewed by Dutchess County 911; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Utter Drive be changed to Legacy Lane; and be it further
RESOLVED, that Dutchess County 911, Beekman Fire Department, Beekman Highway Department, the Beekman Planning Board and Beekman Zoning Board be duly notified of this change.
Seconded        SUPERVISOR ZULAUF
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE                     
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Councilwoman Covucci               AYE
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated: August 24, 2016
 
RESOLUTION NO. 08:24:16 – 9 (110)
RE: Payment of Claims 
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER               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                             $ 16,069.05
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                        $ 12,560.14                                               
Claims to be paid from the SS – Dover Ridge Sewer             $   4,666.94
Claims to be paid from the SW – Dover Ridge Water           $   1,705.59
                                                                                      $ 35,001.72
 
Payroll                17          8/25/16                                           Paid     $ 83,422.05        
General Fund     $ 63,737.13
Highway Fund     $ 19,684.92 
Seconded       COUNCILMAN DEL VECCHIO                           
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler                     AYE
Councilman Del Vecchio             AYE
Councilman Battaglini                 AYE
Councilwoman Covucci               ABSTAIN
Supervisor Zulauf                          AYE
Dated:  August 24, 2016
 
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