February 3, 2003
  • RESOLUTION 2:3:03 - 1 To Authorize Lease Agreement of Copier
  • RESOLUTION 2:3:03 - 2 Urging the Legislature of the State of New York to INCREASE the fee retained by municipalities for issuing hunting and fishing licenses under the Department of Environmental Conservation Automated Licensing Services (DECALS) Program

RESOLUTION 2:3:03 - 1
RE: To Authorize Lease Agreement of Copier Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the copy machine located in the Building Department area is not working to the capacity required for the various departments which utilize it; and

WHEREAS, three proposals have been sought and reviewed in accordance with the Town's Procurement Policy; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Supervisor be and hereby authorized to enter into a lease agreement with Executive Copy at monthly payments of $150.00 for a period of 60 months.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

Supervisor Adams motioned to amend to read: $150 for the 1st 36 months and $116.28 for remaining 24 months.

Seconded by Councilman Stiegler.

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilwoman Stephanie Mauro absent
Councilman Werner Stiegler aye
Councilwoman Patricia Santospirito absent
Councilman Peter Barton aye
Supervisor John D. Adams aye

Dated: February 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 2:3:03 - 2 RE: Urging the Legislature of the State of New York to INCREASE the fee retained by municipalities for issuing hunting and fishing licenses under the Department of Environmental Conservation Automated Licensing Services (DECALS) Program Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the issuance of hunting and fishing licenses/stamps by local governments is a valuable and necessary service to the state: and

WHEREAS, Town Clerks must be aware of and carefully follow the mandates of the Environmental Conservation Law and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in connection with the issuance of licenses and/or stamps; and

WHEREAS, Town face considerable liability for any failure to properly issue and record such licenses, for failure to properly file the required reports, and for failure to comply with all other requirements of the new legislation; and

WHEREAS, Towns must maintain a separate telephone line, equipment and space as a condition of participation in the DECALS program; and

WHEREAS, the state only pays for the installation of such required additional telephone line, but not for the added monthly cost of maintaining such line; and

WHEREAS, Towns participating in the decals PROGRAM must now also issue free Deer Management Permits, for which no percentage of fee is returned to the Town at all; and

WHEREAS, Towns currently receive no more than 5.5% of the fee for issuance of resident licenses and 1.1% for issuing non-resident licenses in compliance with the law and all procedural requirements; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT;

RESOLVED, that the New York State Town Clerks Association, representing the clerks of nearly all of the 932 towns of the State of, pause in its deliberations at its December 1, 2002, Regional Meeting to urge in a unified voice that the Legislature of the State of New York pass, and the Governor sign into law, legislation to increase compensation to local governments representing the state with those citizens purchasing licenses under the DECALS program by:

  1. Increasing the percentage retained for license issuance from 5.5% to 15% (for resident licenses) and from 1.1% to 3.0% (for non-resident license), such increase to help defer the cost of the monthly telephone line service charge incurred by the Towns
  2. Paying a percentage of combination licenses and permits issued
  3. Paying $1.00 to the municipality for each deer management permit issued for free by the Towns
  4. Establishing a 10% commission reimbursement to the Towns to cover the loss of revenue directly resulting from the DECALS issuance of sporting licenses to town residents
  5. Establishing an ombudsman and information agency or office within NYS Department of Environmental Conservation as a resource for residents to go to with questions or problems relating to DECALS-issued licenses, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be transmitted to the Governor, the Attorney General, the Temporary President of the Senate, the Speaker of the Assembly, the Majority Leader of the Assembly, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Assembly and the Chairpersons and members of the Senate and Assembly Environmental Conservation Committees.

Seconded by Councilman Werner Stiegler

ROLL CALL VOTE:
COUNCILWOMAN STEPHANIE MAURO absent
COUNCILMAN WERNER STIEGLER aye
COUNCILWOMAN PATRICIA SANTOSPIRITO absent
COUNCILMAN PETER BARTON aye
SUPERVISOR JOHN D. ADAMS aye
 
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