December 1, 2020
TOWN OF BEEKMAN
TOWN BOARD MEETING AGENDA
DECEMBER 1, 2020
 
7:00 PM
  •       Meeting called to order
  •       Pledge of Allegiance
  •       Administrative Announcement--Fire Exits
 PUBLIC HEARING
  • 7:00 PM - Dover Ridge Water and Sewer Rates
  • 7:10 PM – LOCAL LAW – Timber Harvesting and Forest Management
         
TOWN BOARD MEETING
  • Supervisor Comments
  • Public Comments on agenda items – 3 Minute limit
 RESOLUTIONS 
  1. Approval of November 17, 2020 Minutes
  2. Designation of Depositories
  3. Signature Authorization on Depository Accounts
  4. Authorize Budget Revision # 2020-11
  5. SEQRA Finding
  6. Adoption of LOCAL LAW - Timber Harvesting and Forest Management
  7. Payment of Claims
 Other Town Board Business
  • General Board Comments
  • Next Town Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at 7:00 PM
  • General Public Comment – limit to 3 minutes
   
RESOLUTION NO. 12:1:20 - 1 (183)
RE: APPROVAL OF PAST TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER                              offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Town Clerk Laureen Abbatantuono has provided copies of the minutes of the November 17, 2020 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 November 17, 2020 Town Board Meeting.
Seconded: COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler            AYE     
Councilman Battaglini         AYE
Councilman Swartz            ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman    AYE
Supervisor Covucci            AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
 
RESOLUTION 12:1:20 - 2 (184)
RE:  DESIGNATION OF DEPOSITORIES FOR THE YEAR 2021
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI                         offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, Section 64 of Town Law provides for the Town Board to designate by written resolution the banks in which certain officers shall deposit the monies; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that for the year 2021, any commercial bank conducting business in the State of New York is hereby designated to be the official depositories for the Town of Beekman in which monies may be deposited and invested.
Seconded: COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE     
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilman Swartz              ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
  
RESOLUTION NO. 12:1:20 - 3 (185)
RE: SIGNATURE AUTHORIZATION ON DEPOSITORY ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR 2021
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                                offers the following and moves for its adoption:
Let it be RESOLVED, that authorization is given to the Town Supervisor and Deputy Town Supervisor to sign signature cards and checks for the Town of Beekman; and be it further
RESOLVED, that authorization is given to the Town Clerk, Deputy Town Supervisor to sign signature cards and to countersign checks exceeding $2,500.00; and be it further
RESOLVED, that two (2) signatures are required on all checks exceeding $2,500.00, one of which needs to be either the Town Supervisor or the Deputy Town Supervisor.
Seconded:  COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE     
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilman Swartz              ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman      AYE
Supervisor Covucci              AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
               
 
RESOLUTION NO. 12:01:20 - 4 (186)
RE: APPROVE TOWN OF BEEKMAN BUDGET REVISIONS 2020-11
COUNCILWOMAN WOHRMAN        offers the following and moves for its adoption:
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 2020-11
Budget Revisions # 2020-11
 
Revision #           Account #            Account Title                                      Increase               Decrease
General Fund
2020-11-01          A-1315-0460       Computer Service                              3,170
                                A-1315-0470       Financial Consulting                       2,830
                                A-1220-0101       Supervisor Staff                                                         6,000
                                                                -Transfer for Expenses
 
2020-11-02          A-1320-0410       Justice Court Audit                            2,170
                                A-1320-0400       Audit Expense                                                            2,170
                                                                -Reclass Audit Expense
 
2020-11-03          A-1330-0440       Receiver Contract                               2,000
                                A-1330-0400       Receiver Expense                                                       2,000
-Transfer for Receiver Services
 
2020-11-04          A-1355-0450       Assessor County Fees                           310
                                A-1355-0460       Assessor Software                                                        310
                                                                -Transfer County Fees
 
2020-11-05          A-5010-0414       Hwy Supt Telephone                            120
                             A-5132-0414          Hwy garage Telephone                     180
                                A-5132-0400       Hwy Garage Expense                                                   300
                                                                -Transfer for Equipment
 
2020-11-06          A-7112-0400       Town Center Expense                        3,000
                                A-7111-0400       Rec Center Expense                                                   3,000
                                                                -Transfer for Expense
 
2020-11-07          A-8010-0450       Zoning Board Meetings                       250
                                A-8020-0450       Planning Board Meetings                1,000
                                A-8020-0100       Planning Labor                                                           1,250
                                                                -Transfer for Meeting Videos
 
Highway Fund
2020-11-08          DA-5110-0103    General Labor O.T.                             2,000
                                DA-5110-0116    General Seasonal Labor                                             2,000
                                                                -Transfer for O.T.
 
2020-11-09          DA-5110-0410    Blacktop Repairs                                 4,100
                                DA-5110-0401    Vehicle Fuels                                                              4,100
                                                                -Transfer per Hwy Dept Request             
                 
 
Sewer Fund
2020-11-10          SS-8189-0490     Gen Govt Services                          1,500
                                SS-8189-0460     Sewer Special Services                                             1,500    
                                                                -Transfer for Service Expenses
 
Water Fund
2020-11-11          SW-8340-0480   Other Expenses                                4,100
SW-8340-0490   Gen Govt Services                                                         1,000
                                SW-8340-0400   Water Repairs                                                            5,100
                                                          -Transfer for Expenses
 
 
  
Seconded: COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
    
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE     
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilman Swartz              ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
 
RESOLUTION NO. 12:01:20 - 5 (187)
RE: SEQR FINDING
COUNCILMAN STIEGLER                              offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Attorney, together with Clifford Schwark of the Town’s  Conservation Advisory Council and members of the Town Board, have drafted a local law enacting provisions to regulate the cutting of trees and the harvesting of timber in the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board members have had the opportunity to review the proposed local law and to consider the public comments received during the public hearings; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the proposed local law is an Unlisted Action under the SEQRA regulations; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board determined that there were no other involved agencies and declared itself to be Lead Agency; and
WHEREAS, after taking the required hard look at the potential environmental effects of the enactment of the proposed local law under the State’s SEQRA regulations, the Town Board determined that the adoption of the local law would not have a significant adverse environmental impact.
Now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Town Board hereby makes a Determination of Non-Significance and issues a SEQRA Negative Declaration, as set forth in the attached resolution of even date.
SECONDED: COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE     
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilman Swartz              ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
 
RESOLUTION NO. 12:01:20 - 6 (188)
RE: ADOPTION OF LOCAL LAW – TIMBER HARVESTING AND FOREST MANAGEMENT
COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI                        offers the following and moves for its adoption:
WHEREAS, the Town Board members have before us a proposed local law enacting provisions in the Town Code regulating the cutting of trees and the harvesting of timber in the Town; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board members had the opportunity to review the proposed local law and it has sat of the desks of the Town Board for the required period of time; and
WHEREAS, public hearings were held and the Town Board members have considered the public comments received during those public hearings as well as written comments received; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board has taken the required hard look at the potential environmental effects of the proposed local law under the State’s SEQRA regulations, and determined that its adoption would not have a significant adverse environmental impact, and issued a Negative Declaration.
Now therefore be it
RESOLVED, the Town Board hereby adopts Local Law 2 of 2020 and directs the Town Clerk to take such further actions as are set forth in the resolution adopting the Local Law, including filing the same with the Secretary of State.
Seconded: COUNCILMAN STIEGLER
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler              AYE     
Councilman Battaglini           AYE
Councilman Swartz              ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman     AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
  
RESOLUTION NO. 12:1:20 - 7 (189)
RE: PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
SUPERVISOR COVUCCI                            offers the following and moves for its adoption:
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                                     $          141,248.05
Claims to be paid from the DA-Highway Fund                                 $          145,869.75     
Claims to be paid from the SS-Dover Ridge Sewer Fund                  $              3162.20
Claims to be paid from the SW-Dover Ridge Water Fund               $               4,122.07
Claims to be paid from the T-Trust & Agency Fund                       $               5,855.59
Claims to be paid from the H-Capital Fund                                   $              6,173.85
$        306,431.51
 
Payroll #23 Paid on 11/12/2020
                                    General Fund                                          $          31,128.71
                                    Highway Fund                                         $         19,159.13
$         50,287.84
 
Payroll #24 Paid on 11/25/2020
                                    General Fund                                           $         30,360.96
                                    Highway Fund                                          $         18,478.86
$         48,839.82
 
*New York State Retirement Annual Invoice
                                    General Fund                                                 $    71,747.00
                                    Highway Fund                                               $     90,773.00
$       162,520.00
 
Road Improvement Bond Interest only Payment
                                    General Fund                                                 $      1,098.22
                                    Highway Fund                                               $     10,878.03
                                                                                                       $     11,976.25 
 
Seconded: COUNCILMAN BATTAGLINI
     
ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Stiegler            AYE     
Councilman Battaglini         AYE
Councilman Swartz            ABSENT
Councilwoman Wohrman    AYE
Supervisor Covucci             AYE
Dated: December 1, 2020
 
 
 
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