February 8, 2010
  1. Approval of January 25, 2010 and February 1, 2010 Town Board Minutes
  2. Recognize and Commend – Jim Palmer
  3. Declaring February 8th Boy Scout Day in The Town of Beekman
  4. Resolution of Support Authorizing Submission of Two NYSERDA “Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities” Proposals on Behalf of Beekman Fire District
  5. Acceptance of 2010 YDDP Grant
  6. Appointment for 2010 Architectural Review Board
  7. Appointment – Town Center Park Trail Maintainer for 2010
  8. Resolution in support of an Energy Smart Community
  9. To Award Bids for 2010 Highway Materials
  10. Amending 1:04:10-16 Salaries and Wage Schedule 2010
  11. Authorizing Trips for Senior Program
  12. Authorizing 2010 Dial-A-Ride Contract Renewals
  13. Resolution in support of a Joint Applicant with other municipalities to the New York State Department of State’s 2009-2010 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program
  14. Payment of Claims
  15. 2010 Appointments for the Town Center Infrastructure Committee

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 1 
RE:  Approval of January 25, 2010 and February 1, 2010 Town Board Minutes

COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Town Clerk Virginia Ward has provided copies of the minutes of the January 25, 2010 and February 1, 2010 Beekman Town Board Meetings 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 January 25, 2010 and February 1, 2010 Beekman Town Board meetings.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

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

Dated:  February 8, 2010
****COUNCILMAN KINSLEY offers a

friendly amendment to include Supervisor French’s statement with regard to bonding to February 1st minutes

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 2 RE: Recognize and Commend – Jim Palmer

COUNCILMAN PETER BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Mr. Jim Palmer has served the Town of Beekman for 6 years as President of Beekman’s Youth Soccer Club; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer consistently provided strong leadership and organization, and effectively oversaw Beekman’s Youth Soccer Club programming; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Palmer's leadership has resulted in club expansion, improved programming, and furthered Beekman’s participation in the sport of soccer; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board wishes to recognize and commend Mr. Palmer for his years of unwavering and devoted service to the Town of Beekman as President of Beekman’s Youth Soccer Club; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town of Beekman hereby extends its appreciation to Mr. Palmer for his dedication and commitment to the excellence of Beekman.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

ROLL CALL VOTE:

Councilman Peter Barton                  
Councilman Tom Kinsley
Councilman Ron Mangeri
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf
Supervisor Dan French

****COUNCILWOMAN ZULAUF

Moves to table in the light of comments offered earlier and information received.

COUNCILMAN KINSLEY seconds

ROLL CALL VOTE:

Councilman Peter Barton AYE  
Councilman Tom Kinsley AYE
Councilman Ron Mangeri AYE
Councilwoman Barbara Zulauf AYE
Supervisor Dan French AYE

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 3  RE: Declaring February 8, 2010 “Boy Scouts of America Day” in the Town of Beekman

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

WHEREAS, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) was created 100 years ago on February 8, 1910; and

WHEREAS, The BSA is one of the nation's largest and most prominent values-based youth development organizations and BSA provides a program for young people that builds character, trains them in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and develops personal fitness; and

WHEREAS, the BSA have been active in the Town of Beekman and continue to play an integral role in our Town’s volunteer efforts, preservation of the natural environment, and community development; and

WHEREAS, the Beekman Town Board recognizes the positive impact the Boys Scouts have had on the Beekman Community; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that February 8, 2010 be declared “Boy Scouts of America” Day in the Town of Beekman.

Seconded COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI

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

Dated:  February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 4 RE: Resolution of Support Authorizing Submission of Two NYSERDA “Implementation Funding for Small Municipalities” Proposals on Behalf of Beekman Fire District

COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI 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 solar electric power system and an air sealing/insulation project; 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 air sealing/insulation project and installation of 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; now therefore be it

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 COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION 02:08:10 - 5 RE: Acceptance of 2010 YDDP Grant

COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman has submitted a 2010 Youth Development Delinquency Prevention (YDDP) application to the Dutchess County Youth Bureau for “The Teen Leadership Council Program”; and

WHEREAS, by letter dated January 13, 2010, the Dutchess County Youth Bureau notified the Town of Beekman that the Town’s YDDP application has been approved in the amount of $2,850 which grant program is funded in part through the New York State Office of Children and Family Services with the assistance of the Dutchess County Youth Bureau; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor of the Town of Beekman, Daniel J. French, and the Beekman Town Board hereby authorize and ratify the YDDP application to the New York State Office of Children and Family Services and the Dutchess County Youth Bureau, agree to abide by all stated grant requirements and hereby accept these 2010 grant funds for the purpose herein above stated; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor be and hereby is authorized and empowered to take all steps necessary to implement this resolution which shall take effect immediately.

Seconded COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 6 RE: 2010 Appointments for the Architectural Review Board and the Recreation Commission

COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF 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:

Architectural Review Board - Anthony Pepe - Term to expire 12/31/14
Recreation Commission - Michele Llanes - Term to expire 12/31/16

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 SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 7  RE: Appointment – Town Center Park Trail Maintainer David Scholes

COUNCILMAN PETER BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman owns Town Center Park, a 47.4 acre parcel of land off Clove Valley Road; and

WHEREAS, after the construction of sports fields and park trails, the Town Center Park officially opened in March of 2006; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to maintain park trails and keep them 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 David Scholes to the volunteer position of Town Center Park Trail Maintainer through December 31, 2010.

Seconded COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 8 RE:  Resolution in support of an Energy Smart Community

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

WHEREAS, the United States has a finite amount of natural resources from which to create energy; and

WHEREAS, America's growing dependence on foreign energy sources weakens its position in the international economy; and

WHEREAS, the cost of energy continues to escalate each year; and

WHEREAS, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (hereinafter referred to as NYSERDA) provides significant technical and financial assistance for energy efficient improvements in commercial, residential and institutional buildings; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman recognizes the value to its community in promoting energy efficiency; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby designate itself as an Energy Smart Community; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman seeks to partner with NYSERDA and its agent, Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities, to promote energy efficiency throughout the Town of Beekman; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman encourages all owners and users of commercial, residential and institutional buildings in the Town to cooperate with the Town, NYSERDA and Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities to find and utilize more efficient energy sources and systems.

Seconded COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION 02:08:10 - 9 RE: To Award Bids for 2010 Highway Materials

COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, authorization was given for the Town Clerk to advertise for bids for Highway Materials for 2010; and

WHEREAS, said bids were received, opened and read publicly on January 11, 2010 and have been reviewed by the Highway Superintendent; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the bids are hereby awarded as recommended by the Highway Superintendent as attached herewith.

Seconded COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY

****COUNCILMAN BARTON moves to

reject the bid for “Cast Iron Grates & Frames”

and “Concrete Catch Basins Delivered” since there was only 1 bid submitted. He further moves to authorize the Town Clerk to rebid this item.

SUPERVISOR FRENCH seconds.

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

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 10 RE:  Amending 1:04:10-16 Salaries and Wage Schedule 2010

COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town Board is authorized to set salaries and wages, and

WHEREAS, the salary for the Justice Clerks position was incorrectly stated on Resolution 1:04:10-16, and

WHEREAS, some town employee positions did not receive a salary and wage adjustment for 2010; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Resolution 1:04:10 -16 is hereby amended to increase the Justice Clerks salary by $263.68 and the total salary for 2010 for the Justice Clerks be established at $45,170.65; and be it further

RESOLVED that Resolution 1:04: 10-16 is hereby amended to increase the following positions by 3% over the 2009 base salary and wage schedule and that said salary and wages for these positions are hereby established at the following amounts;

Typist Planning/Zoning  $15.48 per hr.
Assistant Recreation Director $18.60 per hr.
Seasonal Labor (Maintenance) $12.36 per hr.
Audio Visual Technician $9.27 per hr.

Seconded COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI

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

Dated:  February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION 02:08:10 - 11 RE: Authorizing Trips for Senior Program

COUNCILWOMAN BARBARA ZULAUF offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the 2010 budget includes funding for the cost of a variety of bus trips for the Senior Citizens Program; and

WHEREAS, deposits are required for tours, shows and meals to guarantee the reservations and for which the Town is reimbursed through ticket sales; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that payment for the charter of a bus for the following trips are hereby authorized:

March 18, 2010
Platzl Brauhaus
Pomona, NY
$850.00
April 19, 2010
Aquaturf
Plantsville, CT
$895.00
May 19, 2010
Vivian Beaumont
New York, NY
$970.00
August 12, 2010
Ace in the Hole
Paterson, NJ
$895.00
September 23, 2010
Intrepid
New York, NY
$970.00
October 14, 2010
Villa at Mtn. Lakes
Mountain Lakes, NJ
$935.00
November 18, 2010
Mt. Haven Resort
Milford, PA
$890.00

and be it further RESOLVED, that deposits for tours, shows and meals for the above trips are hereby authorized.

Seconded COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION 02:08:10 - 12 RE: Authorizing 2010 Dial-A-Ride Contract Renewals

COUNCILMAN PETER BARTON offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, senior citizens have used the Dial-A-Ride service as a means of travelling to their various appointments, meetings, and recreational activities; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman participated in the Dial-A-Ride Transportation System for senior citizens in the past; and

WHEREAS, the 2010 budget did not set aside funds for the renewal of this service; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board recognizes the importance of such a service in the daily lives of the Beekman seniors; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor be and hereby is authorized to sign the 2010 Dial-A-Ride Contract Renewals for an amount not exceeding $6252.00.

Seconded SUPERVISOR DANIEL J. FRENCH

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 13 RE: Resolution in support of a Joint Applicant with other municipalities to the New York State Department of State’s 2009-2010 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program

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

WHEREAS, the current economic crisis at state and local levels makes collaboration and shared services a high priority and necessity for continued operations, especially when such efforts and initiatives lead to cost savings, economies of scale, and reduced burdens on the taxpayer; and

WHEREAS, Town of LaGrange and Town of Beekman in the County of Dutchess share interest in studying how a regional approach to service delivery would lead to savings and other efficiencies yet to be demonstrated and have participated in several meetings to discuss the issue of shared services given current and projected needs; and

WHEREAS, Pattern for Progress, the regional planning agency has facilitated meetings in which the Town of Beekman has been represented to explore regional collaboration among neighboring municipalities in which reducing costs through collaboration and sharing has emerged as a top priority; and

WHEREAS, Supervisor Daniel French has requested that the Town of Beekman be authorized to submit a grant application to the New York State Department of State’s 2009-2010 Local Government Efficiency Grant Program for multi-municipal, general efficiency planning grant and for the Town of Beekman to commit to share equally among participating municipalities, the ten (10%) percent required cash match; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor Daniel French, on behalf of Town of Beekman is hereby authorized to apply for a grant from the New York State Department of State for the Local Government Efficiency Grant program in the General Efficiency Planning Grant category for the purpose of funding a study of cost savings and economies of scale resulting from shared services.

Seconded COUNCILMAN RON MANGERI

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

Dated: February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 14 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:  $ 69,687.73
Claims to be paid from the Highway Fund: $ 95,304.20
Claims to be paid from Dover Ridge Water Fund  $2,583.14
Claims to be paid from Dover Ridge Sewer Fund $784.87
Payroll 2  Paid 2/4/2010  $ 53,263.44
General Fund: $ 37,341.93
Highway Fund: $ 15,921.51

Seconded COUNCILMAN PETER J. BARTON

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

Dated:  February 8, 2010

RESOLUTION NO. 02:08:10 - 15 RE: 2010 Appointments for the Town Center Infrastructure Committee

COUNCILMAN THOMAS KINSLEY 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:

Bruce Oswald Town Center Infrastructure Committee

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 BARTON

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

Dated: February 8, 2010 
 
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