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Town Board Meeting Minutes- June 20, 2024

TOWN OF FORESTPORT
REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES
OTTER LAKE FIRE HALL
13853 State Rte. 28, Forestport, N.Y. 13338
June 20, 2024 @6:30PM

PRESENT: Supervisor Entwistle
Councilman Addison
Councilwoman Abrial
Councilman Scouten
Councilwoman Verschneider
ABSENT: No members of the Town Board were absent.

RECORDING SECRETARY: Tracy Terry, Town Clerk

CALL TO ORDER

ABSTRACTS:
GENERAL:
A motion was made by Councilwoman Verschneider and seconded by Councilwoman Abrial to pay Abstract # 6, Vouchers #310- #398 in the amount of $48,841.43.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
HIGHWAY:
A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilman Addison to pay Abstract #6, Vouchers #152- #169 in the amount of $222,775.79
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Paving was done behind White Lake Inn.

WATER DISTRICT #1:
A motion was made by Councilwoman Abrial and seconded by Councilman Scouten to pay Abstract #6, Vouchers #64- #71 in the amount of $1,853.55
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
BUCKHORN WATER DISTRICT #2:
A motion was made by Councilman Addison and seconded by Councilwoman Verschneider to pay Abstract #6, Vouchers #21- #22 in the amount of $49.96.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
SEWER DISTRICT #1:
A motion was made by Councilwoman Abrial and seconded by Councilwoman Verschneider to pay Abstract #6, Vouchers #41- #47 in the amount of $1,391.83.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED

PLANNING BOARD ESCROW:
A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilwoman Verschneider to pay Abstract #5, Vouchers #18- #19 in the amount of $100.00.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED

TOWN CLERK MINUTES:
A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilman Addison to accept the minutes from the:
May 15, 2024: Regular Town Board Meeting
May 23, 2024: Public Hearing: Improvement and Reconstruction of Wastewater Improvement Plan
May 23, 2024: Special Meeting
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED

REPORTS
WATER DISTRICT #1
WATER DISTRICT #2
SEWER
TOWN CLERK REPORTS
JUSTICE REPORT
DOG REPORT
PLANNING REPORT
SUPERVISOR REPORT
A motion was made by Councilwoman Abrial and seconded by Councilman Scouten to accept the monthly reports.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
NOCCOG: John Healt presented the monthly announcements.

OLD BUSINESS BOARD:
• Summer Recreation: The town is seeking an Assistant for the Summer Recreation Program. If they are not CPR/First Aid certified, the town will get them trained. They have to be 16 years of age or older.
• Phones: All the phones at the Highway Town Barn and Town Hall are switched over. There will be an approximate savings if 53% on the phone bill.
• FuelMaster: FuelMaster system has been installed. The hardware was adjusted the other day. Supervisor Entwistle is already trained on how to use it and will be training Nancy and Councilman Addison as well.
• Highway Employees Contract Amendment: This is tabled as the Board is waiting to hear back from the Union Rep.
• Highway Truck: The town is purchasing a one-ton pick-up to replace the 2011. There is a quote for 2024 truck for $71,000. The truck retails for $96,000.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Verschneider and seconded by Councilman Addison to approve the purchase of the 2024 3500 Chevrolet one ton pickup for the Highway Department.
5ayes/0 nays 0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Haun Tank Rentals: Supervisor Entwistle did some research and last year the cost was was $2,465 to Haun (rentals, exchanging tanks and fill ups) They always have rented because if a tank exploded and the highway barn burned down, the liability would fall to Haun, not the town. Supervisor Entwistle will be checking on the pricing.
• Bridge NY Resolution- Round Lake Road over Long Lake Outlet: Supervisor Entwistle read the following Resolution aloud:



A motion was made by Councilwoman Abrial and seconded by Councilman Scouten to approve the following resolution for Bridge NY, amending resolution #6 of 2023.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Boat Wash Station: They are having staffing issues. Workers have to be 18 or above and the pay is $20/hour.
NEW BUSINESS BOARD:
• Andy Bailey: Andy Bailey was at the Planning Board meeting last week and it has been approved by the Planning Board. Chad Burdick and his daughter live at Pond Ave. Tom Althoff bought land at one point and sold some to the Town of Forestport. Chad had a map from 1987 including land that should have been included in the two parcels. They are looking for the town to file a Quitclaim Deed. The parcel is .17 acres. It will be a Parcel Line Adjustment. Andy Bailey will file everything and bring it to the Town Attorney, Jessica Young.
A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilwoman Verschneider to approve the Quit Claim Deed for the Parcel Line Adjustment for Chad Burdick and his daughter on Pond Ave.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Dawn’s Retirement: Supervisor Entwistle stated Dawn’s last day was May 31st . Jeff LeBuis and Vicky Palen are her replacements and Supervisor Entwistle welcomed them.
A motion was made by Councilman Addison and seconded by Councilwoman Verschneider to approve Dawn’s resignation as of May 31st
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Hometown Heroes Banners: The town was trying to participate in the Hometown Heroes Banners. The company they contracted with were amiss in their duties. The town will be getting a refund and anyone who participated he would like to offer them a refund or allow them to use it towards the banners next year as the town will be using O’Connor Printing.
• Resolution: Mobile Home replacement Program (MMHR) : Supervisor Entwistle read the following Resolution aloud:

A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilwoman Abrial to pass the resolution regarding the Mobile Home Replacement Program.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Decals Amendment to licensing agreement: Supervisor Entwistle read the following aloud:




A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilwoman Abrial to approve the amendment to the License Issuing Agent Agreement.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
• Draft Resolution: A draft Resolution will be emailed to the Town Board by Supervisor Entwistle. The Bookkeeper Position is moving into a salaried position. In the Employee Handbook, it has eligibility for insurance as an elected official making a minimum of $10,000 a year or 35 hour/week Full Time Employee. Supervisor Entwistle proposed since the Bookkeeper position has always been a Full-Time position, and transitioning to a salary position, it should still be eligible for health insurance. Councilman Addison stated it would be considered an FTE (Full Time Equivelant). Councilwoman Verschneider stated she doesn’t agree with it. Supervisor Entwistle would like the board took look at the resolution and they can discuss it further next month.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
A motion was made by Councilman Scouten and seconded by Councilwoman Abrial to enter into Executive Session with Lucas Kafka regarding Personnel Matters.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
The Board returned from Executive Session at 7:15PM with no action taken.

NEW BUSINESS PUBLIC:
• A gentleman from the public thanked Supervisor Entwistle for having the church and the yellow house mowed on Woodhull Road. He stated the house may fall in. Supervisor Entwistle stated the Code Enforcement Officer will take a look at both properties and see if there are any deficiencies. If so, the Codes Enforcement Officer can send a letter. Ron, from the Gallery asked if they are deemed unsafe, shouldn’t they be posted as such for the Fire Departments. It was answered, yes.
• Mr. Healt, from NOCCOG asked about the traffic counters. Supervisor Entwistle answered, the traffic counters they would’ve liked in front of the town hall, but it is not a town road, so they are no longer interested.
• A gentleman from the Gallery mentioned someone damaging property and racing up the roads. He stated it is quiet now.
• Ron, from the Gallery asked what Kofile was for. Supervisor Entwistle explained it was for the preservation of the minute’s books. He asked if the survey was still out, it was answered yes, and they have approximately 500 responses right now. It’ll stay open through the fall. In addition, the contacts from LaBella will be reaching out to certain focus groups (Trackside, different hamlets, Fire Departments, Water and Sewer, Senior Recreation).

ADJOURNMENT:
A motion was made by Councilwoman Addison and seconded by Councilman Scouten to adjourn the meeting.
5 ayes/ 0 nays/0 absent MOTION CARRIED
There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:27 pm by Supervisor Entwistle.
Respectfully submitted,

Tracy M. Terry

Forestport Town Clerk

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