January 25, 2010
  1. (On the table): Appointment – Special Engineer to the Highway Superintendent
  2. Resolution of Support Authorizing Submission of Two NYSERDA “Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities” Proposals on Behalf of Beekman Fire District
  3. Approval of Jan. 4th, 2010 Town Board Minutes
  4. Appointment – Budget Officer
  5. Appointment – Alternate Engineer to the Town
  6. Appointment - Dutchess County MS4 Coordination Committee Representative
  7. Appointment – Zoning Board Chair
  8. Planning and Zoning Board Appointments for 2010
  9. Doherty Park Trail Maintenance Officer
  10. To set Hourly Wage of Maintenance Helper for 2010
  11. Revising the 2010 Town Board Meeting Schedule
  12. Revising the 2010 Designation of Town Holidays
  13. Payment of Claims

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 1
RE:  Appointment of Special Engineer to the Highway Superintendent Thomas Llanes

SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Highway Law Sect. 140(19) states that the Highway Superintendent has the power to employ an engineer subject to approval of the Town Board; and

WHEREAS, the monies for this position have been appropriated in the amount of $3,500.00 in the 2010 Town budget in Account No. 5020.4 of the Highway Fund; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Thomas Llanes is hereby appointed to the position of Special Engineer to the Highway Superintendent at a rate of $65 per hour, to a maximum annual expense of $3,500.00 according to the attached proposal dated January 4, 2010.

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE              
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri  AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French  AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 2 RE: Resolution of Support Authorizing Submission of Two NYSERDA “Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities”
Proposals on Behalf of Beekman Fire District

COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications for funding under the Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities program, RFP; and

WHEREAS, the Beekman Fire District is seeking funding through this RFP for two energy conservation projects for the District’s fire station, namely the installation of a geothermal system for heating and cooling and the installation of a solar electric power system; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is an Eligible Proposer under the Terms of this RFP and may submit a proposal on behalf of another entity within its jurisdiction ; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman is in support of these energy conservation projects and ,as an Eligible Proposer, is willing to submit two proposals on behalf of the Beekman Fire District for funding for the installation of a geothermal system and a solar electric system; and

WHEREAS, the Beekman Fire District will provide a letter to attach to the proposals stating that it owns the property and facility where the projects will be implemented, has the legal authority to make the improvements, and will comply with all requirements and terms and conditions of the RFP;

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor of the Town of Beekman hereby is authorized to submit two proposals on behalf of the Beekman Fire District to and accept funds from NYSERDA’s Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities program, RFP 10, and upon approval of said requests to enter into and execute a state assistance contract with NYSERDA for each financial assistance for the Beekman Fire District.

Seconded COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Tom Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf  AYE
Supervisor Dan French AYE

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 3 RE:  Approval of Town Minutes
 
SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Town Clerk Virginia Ward has provided copies of the minutes of the January 4, 2010 Beekman 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 will adopt the minutes of the January 4, 2010 Beekman Town Board meeting

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 4 RE:  Appointment of the Budget Officer

COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board is authorized under the Town Law to make appointments and set salaries; and

WHEREAS, the Beekman Town Board has traditionally named the Town Comptroller as Budget officer; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Town Comptroller Fred Knapp is hereby authorized and approved as Budget Officer for an annual salary of $ 836.09, and

be it further RESOLVED, that the foregoing salary be paid from the General Fund.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 5 RE:  Appointment of Alternate Engineer to the Town

Henningson, Durham & Richardson (HDR) Architecture and Engineering P.C

COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, in the event Morris Associates Engineer Consultants P.L.L.C has a conflict of interest it is important to have an Alternate Engineer in place to provide these services; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is presented with important issues respecting future development and long-range planning requiring comprehensive analysis and coordination, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the firm of Henningson, Durham & Richardson (HDR) Architecture and Engineering P.C, Eastgate Corporate Park, 7 Coates Drive, Suite 2, Goshen, NY 10924 retained on a contractual basis to provide Engineering and Planning services to the Town of Beekman for all matters unable to be completed by Morris Associates Engineering Consultants P.L.L.C, in accordance with the proposal dated January 19, 2010, and that the Supervisor be and hereby is authorized to sign attached Agreement.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf NAY
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 6  RE: Appointment of Dutchess County MS4 Coordination Committee Representative Supervisor Daniel French

COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the SPDES General Permit for Storm Water Discharges from MS4’s requires that the Town develop, implement and enforce a storm water management program (SWMP) designed to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the town’s storm sewer system to the maximum extent practicable as required by federal and state law; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is an active member in the Dutchess County MS4 Coordination Committee; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman continues to recognize the committee as integral to the safety and efficiency of our Town’s soil and water infrastructure; and

WHEREAS, membership allows the Town of Beekman to assign a representative to represent the town and vote in committee procedures; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman appoints Supervisor Daniel French to represent the Town of Beekman on the Dutchess County MS4 Coordination Committee.

Seconded COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton  AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Date: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION 1:25:10 - 7 RE: Appointment - Zoning Board Chair

SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, a vacancy exists on the Zoning Board of a chairperson due to the appointment of current Chair Sarah Davis to the Planning Board; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Murray Johnson is hereby appointed Chairperson of the Zoning Board.

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton  AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf NAY
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

*****COUNCILWOMAN ZULAUF moves to table

SUPERVISOR FRENCH SECONDS

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French  AYE

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 8 RE: Planning and Zoning Board Appointments for 2010

SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board will make appointments to the various boards; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby makes the following appointments to be effective immediately:

Planning Board  Sarah Davis Term to expire 12/31/16

Zoning Board David Anderson Term to expire 12/31/14

and be it further RESOLVED, that all appointments are contingent upon completion and submission of the new Disclosure of Interest Statement pursuant to Chapter 19, Section 19-9 of the Town Code unless already on file and information has not changed; and be it further

RESOLVED, that all appointees shall file their Oath of Office with the Town Clerk of the Town of Beekman prior to serving their term

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton  AYE  
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf NAY
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

*****COUNCILWOMAN ZULAUF moves to amend

that David Anderson be put back on the Planning Board

and Sarah Davis be put back on the Zoning Board.

DIES FOR LACK OF SECOND

*****COUNCILWOMAN ZULAUF moves to table

DIES FOR LACK OF SECOND

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 9 RE: Appointment Doherty Park Trail Maintainer Gerald Richardson

COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman owns Doherty Park, a 65 acre parcel of land off Beekman Road; and

WHEREAS, after the Trails Committee developed and cleared a mile long trail encompassing the perimeter of the park, the Doherty Park Nature Trail officially opened in November of 2008; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to maintain the trail and keep it clear of brush and debris for the safety and enjoyment of the community; and

WHEREAS, a voluntary position has been created for this purpose and is attached herewith; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby appoints Gerald Richardson, a member of the Beekman Trails Committee, to the volunteer position of Doherty Park Trail Maintainer through December 31, 2010.

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE  
Councilman Thomas Kinsley ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 10 RE:  Hourly Wage of Maintenance Helper 2010

COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board set salaries and wages during its reorganization meeting on January 4, 2010; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board did not set the hourly wage of the Maintenance Helper; now therefore be it;

RESOLVED, that the hourly wage of the Maintenance Helper of the Town Recreation Department is hereby fixed for the year 2010 at $12.36.

Seconded COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton  AYE  
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 11 RE:  Revising Town Board Meeting Schedule

COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

Let it be RESOLVED, the meetings of the Beekman Town Board for March will be held on Wednesday March 10 and Wednesday March 24. Beginning April 1, Beekman Town Board Meetings will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of every month. The meetings will take place in the Meeting Room of the Beekman Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, New York, with the exception of the June, July, August and September meetings which will be held at the Community Center on Recreation Center Road; and be it further

RESOLVED, should the date of such meeting fall at a time that is not possible to conduct the meeting, such as in the case of inclement weather, the meeting shall be held the following Wednesday at the same time.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE  
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf  AYE
Supervisor Daniel French  AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 12 RE:  Revising the 2010 Designation of Holidays

SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 01:04:10-17, “2010 Designation of Holidays, inadvertently failed to list all Town holidays, and

Whereas, the Town Board desires to implement a uniform holiday policy whenever possible, therefore be it;

Resolved, that Resolution No. 01:04:10-17 is hereby amended to include the following holidays to be observed for personnel of the Town working a 4 day (Monday through Thursday) work week and be it further;

Christmas Observance December 27    
Independence Day Observance July 5
Easter Observance April 5

Resolved, that personnel of the Town working a 4 day (Monday through Friday) work week will be dismissed at 1:00 PM on December 23, 2010, and be it further;

Resolved, that Resolution No. 01:04:10-17 is hereby amended to include the following holidays to be observed for the Maintenance Department and Recreation Department employees working a 5 day (Monday through Friday) work week

Independence Day Observance July 5     
Christmas Observance December 27                              

Seconded COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Daniel French AYE

Dated: January 25, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 01:25:10 - 13  RE:  Payment of Claims

COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI offers the following and moves 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 General Fund:  $51,765.85

Claims to be paid from the Highway Fund:  $13,062.89

Prepay from General Fund  $3,726.00
(Ass. of Town Conf.)

Prepay Postage General Fund  $ 3,000.00

Payroll 26 A/B,   Paid 12/31/09:   $12,654.75

General Fund  $12,654.75

Payroll 1 Paid 1/7/10  $    66,129.58
General Fund:            $ 35,190.59
Highway Fund:           $ 30,938.99

 
Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Peter Barton AYE
Councilman Thomas Kinsley  ABSENT
Councilman Ron Mangeri  AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf  AYE
Supervisor Daniel French  AYE

Dated:  January 25, 2010
 
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