Essex County, New York
PO Box 338, Main Street · Bloomingdale, NY 12913 · 518-891-3189 · Fax: 518-891-6092
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Town of St Armands Board Meetings


TOWN OF ST. ARMAND
Special Board Meeting
Thursday, November 9 , 2017
5:45 PM

These meeting minutes were approved on December 12, 2017.

A Special Board Meeting of the Town of St. Armand was held on the above date at the Town Hall, Bloomingdale, NY.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Town Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr., Deputy Supervisor D. Joseph Bates, Councilperson Donald Amell, Councilperson Jennifer Fuller, Councilperson Dean Montroy.
A quorum of the Board was in attendance.

TOWN EMPLOYEES PRESENT:

Town Clerk Barbara Darrah, Town Historian Davina Winemiller.

GUESTS:

Devin James and Sandy Hayes.

Notice was posted regarding the date and time of this meeting.

Supervisor Whitson called the meeting to order at 5:45 p.m.

Supervisor Whitson led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Supervisor Whitson read the following Public Hearing Notice:

NOTICE is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of St. Armand, Essex County, New York will meet at the Town of St. Armand, Bloomingdale Town Hall, Essex County, NY, located at 1702 NYS Route 3, Bloomingdale, NY 12913, on the 9th day of November, 2017 at 5:45 pm for the purpose of conducting a Public Hearing on adopting proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2017 entitled “A Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law, ss3-c”.

FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of St. Armand will hold a Public Hearing thereon at the Bloomingdale Town Hall on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 pm, 2017, set forth above, where the Town Board will consider this Local Law and hear all parties interested therein in favor or against any item(s) contained therein.

FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given that the Town Board of the Town of St. Armand will hold a Public Hearing thereon at the Town Hall, Bloomingdale, NY, on the date set forth above GIVEN that the Preliminary Budget of the Town of St. Armand for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2018 has been completed and at such meeting any person may be heard in favor or against any item(s) contained in the proposed budget for 2018 therein.

Pursuant to Section 108 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of the Town's elected officials are hereby specified:

• Supervisor (1) $30,525
• Council Members (4) $5,624
• Town Justice (1) $20,613
• Town Clerk (1) $12,483
• Tax Collector (1) $5,105
• Highway Superintendent (1) $56,985

FURTHER NOTICE is hereby given that the regular monthly Town Board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 6:30 pm, will be conducted at the place and date set forth above at 6:30 pm, 2017, due to Town Law prescribing the due date for passing of the Town budget.

Upon completion of announcing the Public Notice, Supervisor Whitson explained Local Law No. 1 of 2017 and the need for such law in the Town of St. Armand. Supervisor Whitson asked if there were any questions. There were none. Supervisor Whitson called for a Resolution for Adoption of Local Law No. 1 of 2017:

RESOLUTION # 34 of 2017 – ADOPTION OF PROPOSED LOCAL LAW NO. 1 of 2017 ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW TO OVERRIDE THE TAX LEVY LIMIT ESTABLISHED IN GENERAL MUNICIPAL LAW ss3-c”

The following Resolution was offered by Councilperson Dean Montroy:

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 33, dated October 18, 2017, the Town of St. Armand introduced Local Law No. 1 for 2017, entitled “ A Local Law to Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law ss3-c”; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that a Public Hearing was duly held on the 9th day of November 2017, at 5:45 pm in the forenoon to hear any and all persons concerning the adoption of said local law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED , that the Town of St. Armand Town Board hereby adopts proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2017 entitled “Local Law No. 1 – A Local Law To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law ss3-c”, reading and providing as follows:

“TOWN OF ST. ARMAND LOCAL LAW NO. 1 of 2017”

A Local Law To Override the Tax Levy Limit Established in General Municipal Law ss3-c.

BE IT ENACTED, by the Town of St. Armand Town Board as follows:

Section 1. Legislative Intent.

It is the intent of this local law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of St. Armand pursuant to General Municipal Law ss3-c, and to allow the Town of St. Armand to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2017 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law ss3-c.

Section 2. Authority.

This local law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law ss3-c, which expressly authorized the Town Board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by vote of sixty percent (60%) of the Town Board.

Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override – Budget Authorization.

The Town Board of the Town of St. Armand hereby overrides the tax levy limit for the Town of St. Armand for 2018 and authorized the Town of St. Armand, after completing all required procedures for the adoption of a budget, to adopt a budget for 2018 that requires a tax levy that is greater than the tax levy limit calculated for 2018 pursuant to ss3-c of the General Municipal Law.

Section 4. Severability.

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Loacl Law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgement shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, form or corporation, or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgement or order shall be rendered.

Section 5. Effective Date.

This local law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

This Resolution was duly seconded by Deputy Supervisor D. Joseph Bates and adopted by Roll Call vote as follows:

Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr. AYE
Deputy Supervisor D. Joseph Bates AYE
Councilperson Donald Amell AYE
Councilperson Jennifer Fuller AYE
Councilperson Dean Montroy AYE

Supervisor Whitson then presented the proposed 2018 Preliminary Budget and supplement for the Town of St. Armand to the Board Members, Town Employees who were present and guests. The figures for appropriations and revenues were discussed in detail along with elected officials’ salaries and Water and Sewer rate changes. Supervisor Whitson asked if there were any questions.

Guest Devin James clarified that the elected officials were not receiving a 2% salary increase. Supervisor Whitson stated that was correct.

Guest Sandy Hayes asked shouldn’t the Town Accountant be present at this meeting. Supervisor Whitson replied that he excused the Town Accountant from the meeting due to a previous commitment.

Supervisor Whitson asked if there were any further questions. There were none. Supervisor Whitson asked for a Resolution passing the 2018 Budget:

RESOLUTION # 35 of 2017 – ADOPTION OF THE TOWN OF ST. ARMAND BUDGET FOR 2018

Councilperson Donald Amell, who moved its adoption, offered the following resolution:

WHEREAS A Resolution of the Town Board of the Town of St. Armand, authorizing the adoption of the 2018 Town Budget with a tax levy of all funds and districts in the amount of $812,595.00.

This Resolution was duly seconded by Councilperson Dean Montroy and adopted by Roll Call vote as follows:

Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr. AYE
Deputy Supervisor D. Joseph Bates AYE
Councilperson Donald Amell AYE
Councilperson Jennifer Fuller AYE
Councilperson Dean Montroy AYE

The Special Meeting adjourned at 6:26 pm

I, Barbara Darrah, Town Clerk for the Town of St. Armand, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct transcript of the Special Board meeting minutes held on the above-referenced date.


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