November 3, 2003
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 1 To Affirm and Adopt Pawling Lake Assessment Roll to Finance Improvements
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 2 To Set Hearing For Senior Citizen Partial Tax Exemption
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 3 To Set Hearing For Disabled Persons Partial Tax Exemption
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 4 Appointment of Aquarion Services Company For the Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 5 To Set Escrow Fee for Site Plan Review
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 6 To Establish Capital Reserve Fund for Highway Garage Expansion
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 7 To Establish Capital Reserve Fund for Library Site Preparation
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 8 To Set Bond for Victoria Estates
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 9 Authorizing a New Furnace for Town Hall
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 10 Authorizing Curbs and Resurfacing in front of Town Hall
  • RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 11 Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance Conference

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 1
RE: To Affirm and Adopt Pawling Lake Assessment Roll to Finance Improvements Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Assessor to the Town of Beekman completed and filed the assessment-roll for the Pawling Lake Estates Road Improvement District pursuant to Article 15 of the New York State Town Law; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board caused due notice of the completion of the assessment-roll and of the time and place wherein the Town Board would meet and hear and consider any objections to the roll to be duly published according to law; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board did meet at the Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag in the Town of Beekman, New York, at the time and place specified in the notice, and heard and considered all objections to said assessment-roll; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Pawling Lake Estate Road Improvement District assessment-roll be and is hereby affirmed and adopted as originally proposed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Beekman; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk shall annex to said assessment roll a warrant which shall be signed by the Supervisor of the Town of Beekman, and countersigned by the Town Clerk, commanding the Receiver of Taxes and Assessments to collect from the several persons named therein the sum or sums opposite their respective names and to pay the same to said Supervisor.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 2 RE: To Set Hearing For Senior Citizen Partial Tax Exemption Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Sections 467 and 459-c of the New York State Property Tax Law ("RPTL") authorize any municipal corporation pursuant to local law, ordinance or resolution to set the income eligibility level for a partial exemption from the taxation of real property owned by senior citizens with a limited income; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Assessor's Office recommends that increasing the income eligibility level to the maximum permitted under the Real Property Tax Law would have a minor impact on the taxable real property tax base of the Town of Beekman; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 130 of the Town Law, a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Chapter 135, Article III of the Code of the Town of Beekman to increase the eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by senior citizens with a limited income be held on the 17th Day of November, 2003 at 7 o'clock p.m. at the Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, in the Town of Beekman, New York, and that notice of the time and place of such hearing and setting forth the proposed amendment be published once on or before the 8th day of November, 2003 in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman.

Seconded: Councilman Werner Stiegler

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 3 RE: To Set Hearing For Disabled Persons Partial Tax Exemption Councilman Peter Barton offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Sections 467 and 459-c of the New York State Property Tax Law ("RPTL") authorize any municipal corporation pursuant to local law, ordinance or resolution to set the income eligibility level for a partial exemption from the taxation of real property owned by persons with disabilities and limited income; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman Assessor's Office recommends that increasing the income eligibility level to the maximum permitted under the Real Property Tax Law would have a minor impact on the taxable real property tax base of the Town of Beekman; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 130 of the Town Law, a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Chapter 135, Article III of the Code of the Town of Beekman to increase the eligibility level for a partial exemption for the taxation of real property owned by persons with disabilities and limited income be held on the 17th Day of November, 2003 at 7:15 o'clock p.m. at the Town Hall, 4 Main Street, Poughquag, in the Town of Beekman, New York, and that notice of the time and place of such hearing and setting forth the proposed amendment be published once on or before the 8th day of November, 2003 in the Poughkeepsie Journal, a newspaper circulating in the Town of Beekman.

Seconded Councilman Werner Stiegler

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 4 RE: Appointment of Aquarion Services Company For the Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Severn Trent Services, the current operator of the Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area, has notified us that they can no longer operate this facility at the current rate and has dramatically increased their service fee; and

WHEREAS, the quality of service they have provided to the Town is not commensurate with the proposed rate increase; and

WHEREAS, Aquarion Services Company has furnished us with the attached proposal for water operations, maintenance and billing for the Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area; and

WHEREAS, through the services Aquarion Services Company provides for Dover Ridge Water and Sewer District in the Town of Beekman, they have proven to be very competent, reliable and professional; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Aquarion Services Company be and is hereby appointed to provide operation, maintenance and billing services for the Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area effective immediately at approximately $400 per month and as per the attached proposal.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 5 RE: To Set Escrow Fee for Site Plan Review Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Local Law No. 1 of 2000 provides for the reimbursement of consultant fees by the applicant to compensate the Town for the actual cost of professional environmental, engineering, planning and other services rendered in connection with site plan review; and

WHEREAS, Local Law No. 1 of 2000 authorizes the Town to establish the amount of money that the applicant is initially required to deliver to the Town Supervisor for deposit in a Town of Beekman non-interest-bearing escrow account maintained by the Town of Beekman for funds collected; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board adopted a resolution on October 16, 2003 recommending that a $1,000.00 Escrow Fee be the initial amount set for Site Plan Review; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby sets the Escrow Fee for Site Plan Review at $1,000.00 to be collected at the time application is made and according to the provisions set forth in Local Law No. 1 of 2000.

Seconded Councilman Peter Barton

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 6 RE: To Establish Capital Reserve Fund for Highway Garage Expansion Councilman Peter Barton offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman highway garage is of insufficient size to house recent additions, and anticipated additions, to the Highway Department equipment inventory; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Beekman is obliged to provide housing for its ambulance service; and

WHEREAS, it is the intention of the Town of Beekman to construct a three bay addition to the existing garage; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 6-c of the General Municipal Law, as amended, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby establish a Capital Reserve Fund for Expansion of the Highway Garage; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the funding for this Reserve be obtained from surplus funds from the 2003 Budget, those funds having been provided in the 2003 Budget, but not yet expended; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor be and hereby is directed to deposit monies of this Reserve Fund in the bank account, intermingled with other town funds, to be known as the "Highway Garage Expansion Reserve Fund"; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor be and hereby is authorized to invest, from time to time, the monies of this fund pursuant to Section 11 of the General Municipal Law and the Town's investment policy; and be it further

RESOLVED, that no expenditures shall be made from this fund except upon authorization of the Town Board; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this resolution is subject to permissive referendum pursuant to statue made and provided.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 7 RE: To Establish Capital Reserve Fund for Library Site Preparation Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Lease Agreement between the Town of Beekman and The Beekman Library Association outlines the responsibilities and obligations of each for the construction of the new library building located on Clove Valley Road; and

WHEREAS, "Exhibit B" contained in the Lease Agreement calls for the Town of Beekman to pay all costs relating to site preparation for said construction; and

WHEREAS, provision has been made in the Town of Beekman 2003 Budget for that expenditure; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that pursuant to Section 6-c of the General Municipal law, as amended, the Town Board of the Town of Beekman does hereby establish a Capital Reserve Fund to finance the site preparation costs of the new library construction; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the funding for this Reserve be obtained from surplus funds from the 2003 Budget, those funds having been provided in the 2003 Budget, but not yet expended; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor be and is hereby directed to deposit monies of this Reserve Fund in a bank account, intermingled with other town funds, to be known as the "Library Site Preparation Reserve Fund"; and be it further

RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor be and hereby is authorized to invest, from time to time, the monies of this fund pursuant to Section 11 of the General Municipal Law and the Town's investment policy; and be it further

RESOLVED, that no expenditures shall be made from the fund except upon authorization of the Town Board; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this resolution is subject to permissive referendum pursuant to statue made and provided.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 8 RE: To Set Bond for Victoria Estates Councilman Peter Barton offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, Rohde, Soyka & Andrews Engineering has prepared a Performance Bond Estimate dated October 16, 2003, recommending the bond be set in the amount of $1,675,000.00 for Victoria Estates; and

WHEREAS, the Planning Board adopted a resolution on October 16, 2003 to establish the bond amount as recommended by Rohde, Soyka & Andrews Engineering; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby approves that the bond be set in the amount of $1,675,000.00 for Victoria Estates and to be furnished by the applicant for filing in the office of the Town Clerk.

Seconded Councilman Werner Stiegler

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

November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 9 RE: Authorizing a New Furnace for Town Hall Councilman Werner Stiegler offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the furnace in the Town Hall has well surpassed its life expectancy requiring numerous service calls in the last month due to its inability to function properly; and

WHEREAS, the approaching winter season necessitates the immediate replacement of the current system; and

WHEREAS, the Town Hall Restoration Committee has received and reviewed three proposals for replacement of the furnace in accordance with the Town's Procurement Policy; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the proposal from Agway Energy Products for a new steam boiler, including installation and removal and disposal of old boiler at a cost of $9,890.00 be and hereby is accepted.

Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 10 RE: Authorizing Curbs and Resurfacing in front of Town Hall Supervisor John Adams offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, vehicles are being randomly parked in front of Town Hall during meetings and while court is in session creating a hazardous situation prohibiting access for emergency vehicles as well as ruining the lawn and surrounding landscaping; and

WHEREAS, the condition of the blacktop on the circular drive in front of Town Hall has deteriorated from the heavy use and numerous excavations for installation of underground wiring and repairs; and

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the placement of concrete curbs along both sides of the circular front drive as well as resurfacing of this area will alleviate these problems; and

WHEREAS, Clove Excavators, having already been awarded the paving contract for the Town of Beekman, has provided us with a proposal for the resurfacing at a cost of $4,190.00 and a quote of $26.25 per linear foot for the installation of curbs through the firm of Andren Concrete Construction, Inc., who will work with Clove Excavators to complete this project; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Beekman hereby authorizes the installation of curbs and resurfacing of the circular driveway area by Clove Excavators with Andren Concrete Construction, Inc. at a cost not to exceed $13,000.00

Seconded Councilman Werner Stiegler

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

Dated: November 3, 2003

RESOLUTION 11:03:03 - 11 RE: Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance Conference Councilman Peter Barton offers the following and moves its adoption:

WHEREAS, the Hudson Valley Smart Growth Alliance 2003 Conference will be held in Poughkeepsie on November 15, 2003; and

WHEREAS, topics covered will be beneficial to attendees from the various boards and committees of the Town; and

WHEREAS, members of the various boards and committees were sent information regarding this conference; and

WHEREAS, registration fee of $45.00 per person is required and is included in the 2003 budget; now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the following individuals be and hereby authorized to attend the conference:
  • John Adams - Supervisor
  • Sam Bartholomew - Town Center Committee
  • Ken Mallen - Town Center Committee
  • Tom Kinsley - Planning Board
  • Eric Verhave - Town Center Committee
  • Sean Johnston - Planning Board
Seconded Supervisor John Adams

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