Town of St Armands Board Meetings
REGULAR BOARD MEETING and
PUBLIC HEARING CDBG GRANT FUNDS
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
A Regular Board Meeting of the Town of St. Armand and a Public Hearing for CDBG Grant Funds was held on the above date at the Town Hall, Bloomingdale, NY. Notice was posted regarding the date of this meeting.
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:
Town Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr., Deputy Supervisor Sam Grimone, Councilperson Don Amell, Councilperson Jennifer Fuller, Councilperson D. Joseph Bates
TOWN EMPLOYEES PRESENT:
Town Clerk Davina Winemiller, Water Superintendant Jeff Cotter, Code Enforcement Office Robert Hammond, Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver
PUBLIC HEARING CDBG GRANT FUNDS
Supervisor Whitson called the Public Hearing to order at 6:31 pm. Deputy Supervisor Grimone led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Deputy Supervisor Grimone made a motion to waive the reading of the following Public Hearing notice, seconded by Councilperson Bates. All agreed. Motion carried.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON THE AWARDED COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FOR THE BLOOMINGDALE WASTEWATER TREATMENT FACILITY
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Town of St. Armand was awarded an Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program administered by the New York State Office for Community Renewal (OCR), for the Program Year 2014. The CDBG program provides funding assistance for certain Economic Development, Public Facilities, and Housing Activities. The Town is notifying St. Armand area residents that they have a chance to comment on the currently funded Water Main and Solar Array which will operate the Wastewater Treatment Facility. The public hearing will provide an opportunity for attendees to ask questions and make comments regarding the funded project. Written questions or comments are welcome and can be directed to the Town Supervisor, Charles Whitson Jr., at the address and phone number provided at the end of this Notice. The Public Hearing will be held on Wednesday, October 13th, 2015, at 6:30 pm to afford an opportunity to review the details of the proposed projects, related issues and to comment before the construction phase of the project. The Town Office is an accessible facility; other accommodations for the persons with disabilities may be made upon advance notice. Written questions or comments may be sent to:
Charles Whitson Jr., Town Supervisor
Town of St. Armand
PO Box 338,
Bloomingdale, NY 12913
Discussion ensued. Supervisor Whitson closed the Public Hearing at 6:47 pm.
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Supervisor Whitson called the Meeting to order at 6:47 p.m.
WATER DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT
Water Superintendant Jeff Cotter reviewed his written report with the Board. This report is kept on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and is available for review by the general public upon request.
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT
Highway Superintendent Roger Oliver gave the Board his verbal report. Topics for discussion included Sand, Tandem Truck, Mack, Salt, Rockledge Paving and Shouldering, Equipment Maintenance and Vehicle Repairs.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S REPORT
CEO Robert Hammond provided and reviewed his written report to the Board. This report is kept on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and is available for review by the general public upon request. CEO Hammond also made suggestions to changes in the fee schedule. Deputy Supervisor Grimone made a motion to accept the changes to the fee schedule, Councilperson Fuller seconded the motion. All agreed. Motion carried.
MOTION TO PAY MONTHLY BILLS
Deputy Supervisor Grimone made a motion to pay this month's bills; the motion was seconded by Councilperson Bates. All agreed. Motion carried
MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE SUPERVISOR
Supervisor Whitson gave the Board the Supervisor's monthly financial report. This report is kept on file in the Office of the Town Clerk and is available for review by the general public upon request. Councilperson Amell made a motion to accept the Supervisors report; Deputy Supervisor Grimone seconded the motion. All approved. Motion carried.
DONATION FOR LADIES AUXILIARY
Supervisor Whitson informed the Board that the Ladies Auxiliary for Bloomingdale Fire Department was requesting a donation to purchase a lap-top computer for the new sign being installed at the Fire House; the Ladies' would give the Town 5 years of free signage in exchange for the donation. Discussion ensued. Councilperson Amell made the motion to donate $400.00 to the Ladies Auxiliary, seconded by Councilperson Bates. All approved. Motion carried.
REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES
Councilperson Fuller made the Motion to approve minutes of the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2015 and the Budget Work Session Minutes of October 7, 2015. Councilperson Amell seconded the motion, all approved, motion carried.
TOWN CLERK MONTHLY REPORT
Town Clerk Davina Winemiller gave the Board the monthly report for September 2015. This report is kept on file in the Office of the Town Clerk, and is available to the general public upon request. Davina also informed the Board of the updating of Brookside Cemetery records.
WATER & SEWER BILLING MONTHLY REPORT
Water & Sewer Clerk Davina Winemiller gave the Board an oral report current water and sewer billing cycle.
RESOLUTION 46 of 2015 - Standard Work Day and Reporting
Councilperson Amell, who moved its adoption, offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS A Resolution of the Town Board of the Town of St. Armand approve the Standard Work Day and Reporting figures for the New York State Retirement System.
Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of St. Armand hereby establishes the following standard work days for elected and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State and Local Employees' Retirement System based on the time keeping system records or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the supervisor of this body:
On this 13th day of October, 2015 _______________________________ Date Enacted: October 13, 2015 (Signature of Town Clerk)
I, Davina M. Winemiller, Town Clerk of the governing board of the Town of St. Armand, of the State of New York, Do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing with the original resolution passed by such board, at a legally convened meeting, and that same is a true copy thereof and the whole of such original.
I further certify that the full board consists of __5__ members, and that __5___ of such members were present at such meeting and _5___ of such members voted in favor of the resolution.
Councilperson Fuller duly seconded this resolution, and adopted by roll call vote as follows:
Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr. AYE
Deputy Supervisor Samuel A. Grimone AYE
Councilperson Donald Amell AYE
Councilperson Jennifer Fuller AYE
Councilperson D. Joseph Bates AYE
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto
Set my hand and the seal of the
Town of St. Armand
Dated: October 13, 2015
Davina M. Winemiller
St. Armand Town Clerk
RESOLUTION 47 of 2015 – ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF AUDIT CONDUCTED OF JUSTICE FUNDS
Deputy Supervisor Grimone, who moved its adoption, offered the following resolution:
WHEREAS, The Justice Court Fund must be audited each year, and
WHEREAS, an audit of the Justice Court Fund has been completed by Supervisor Charles Whitson, and
THEREFORE, LET IT BE RESOLVED that the Town Board acknowledges the audit was completed prior to October 13, 2015, and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that no issues or discrepancies were found.
This Resolution was duly seconded by Councilperson Bates and adopted by roll call vote as follows:
Charles Whitson Jr., Supervisor AYE
Samuel Grimone, Deputy Supervisor AYE
Donald Amell, Councilperson AYE
Jennifer Fuller, Councilperson AYE
D. Joseph Bates, Councilperson AYE
Discussion ensued regarding the electricity and wiring at the Youth Ball Field and Boosters utilizing the basement of the Youth Building to store their equipment. Deputy Supervisor Grimone donated two regulation size hockey nets to the Youth Program.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
Deputy Supervisor Grimone made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilpersons Fuller. Supervisor Whitson adjourned the meeting at 8:08 pm.
I, Davina M. Winemiller, 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.