Town of German Flatts Town Board Meeting 66 East Main Street Mohawk, New York 13407 December 19, 2018

 

Present:                                             Peter Rovazzi, Supervisor Sam Geloso, Councilman

Cynthia Bennett, Councilwoman Denny Mowers, Councilman John Brewer, Councilman

Karl Manne, Attorney

Andy Dutcher, Highway Superintendent Marie Hennings, Town Clerk

 

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MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Rovazzi to accept the 10/30/2018 minutes. Carried.

MOTION by Brewer, seconded by Bennett to accept the 11/28/2018 minutes. Voting as follows: Aye: Geloso, Mowers, Bennett, Brewer. Nays:  Rovazzi. Carried.

MOTION by Geloso, seconded by Brewer to pay the bills as audited. Carried.

MOTION by Rovazzi, seconded by Mowers to accept the Town Clerk's November report for $800.50. Carried.

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Geloso to approve payment for a GFIM bill for December 2018 for $765.00. Carried.

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Bennett to accept Judge Jeff Stone's November 2018 report for

$15,612.00. Carried.

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Geloso to accept the Treasurer's November 2018 report. Carried.

 

Bill Van Gorder from NBT Mang Insurance presented the 2019 Liability Insurance Proposal for the Town to review . Mr. Van Gorder reviewed various coverages in the policy and answered questions from board members.

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Geloso to accept the new policy for 2019 for $36,172.33 from NYMR. Ayes- Rovazzi, Mowers, Geloso, Bennett Nays- Brewer. Carried.

The board also discussed certain issues regarding the Community Center Rental Agreement with serving alcohol and having a monitor present during an event.

MOTION by Geloso, seconded by Mowers to not allow alcohol during events. Voting as follows: Ayes: Mowers, Rovazzi, Geloso, Brewer. Nays: Bennett  Carried.

 

Superintendent Dutcher reported that the new 2019 pick-up truck is in.

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Bennett to approve the agreement with Cooper Ford for a lease on the 2019 Ford pick-up truck.

Mr. Dutcher also reported that he has hired Trevor Holden for his department and that it is working out well.

 

Lince Security Contract - Town Park

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Brewer to approve a one year contract instead of a ten year conract. Carried.


Text Box: Floodplain Restoration Project - signage will be finished in the spring. Grant Funds-Abstract Invoices update- Fran LaBarbera is working on this project.
Councilman Mowers read a Litigation Update that was submitted by Attorney Jeff Baker of Young/Sommer relative to the history and current status of the Creekside Mobile Home Park.

MOTION by Councilman Mowers, seconded by Councilman Geloso to immediately issue a Press Release regarding this matter. Voting as follows: Mowers, Geloso, Bennett, Brewer all voting Aye. Supervisor Rovazzi voted Nay. Motion carried.

MOTION by Brewer, seconded by Mowers to approve a report on 2018 Budget Changes for DA & DB Voting as follows: Ayes: Geloso, Mowers, Bennett, Brewer, Rovazzi. Carried. (See 2018 Budget Changes list)

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Brewer to approve a Bond Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of serial bonds for the Town of German Flatts in the sum on $79,000.00 for the purpose of providing funds to pay for extraordinary litigation expenses. Carried. (see Resolution)

MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Bennett to approve a Bond Anticipation Note Resolution authorizing the issuance and sale of a Bond Anticipation Note or Notes. Carried. (see Resolution)

Discussion on more keys for the Community Center.
MOTION by Rovazzi seconded by Brewer to table any decision on a lock box.

RFQ proposals for the Community Center Concrete Floor - quotes are due by December 27, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Supervisor Rovazzi reported that Mohawk Mayor Jim Baron is in favor of establishing a Consolidated Health District. In January 2019 the Village and the Town will each approve Resolutions.

An Insurance - In-Lieu of revision was explained.
MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Bennett to reduce the established $350.00 per month payment to
$300.00 if an employee elects to take the dental policy. Carried. Free to elected officials, but appointed officials will pay 15% of the dental premium.

MOTION by Geloso, seconded by Brewer to appoint Superisor Rovazzi as MBO officer effective January 1, 2019. Carried.
This is a replacement for the current MBO officer, Fran LaBarbera who is retiring December 31, 2018. MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Geloso to authorize end of the year bills to be paid. Carried.
MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Geloso to approve the Dog Shelter Contract for 2019. Carried. Supervisor Rovazzi will sign and return.

ATown Park incident involving a person falling at an event this past fall of 2018 has been filed with the insurance company Gust report)

Supervisor Rovazzi reported that the school has donated projector equipment to the Town. Public Comment held.
MOTION by Mowers, seconded by Bennett to adjourn the meeting. Carried.

Marie K. Hennings,	
Town Clerk