Year End Town Board Meeting Minutes

The Year End Lindley Town Board Meeting was held on December 30th,2009
at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 US 15, PO Box 62
Lindley, New York 14858.
Tentative Minutes until Board Approval


Town Board Members Present:
Gerry Simcoe – Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMun, II – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer - Councilman
Fran Tempel – Councilwoman

Attendees:
Cindy Stermer
Kathy Biggio
Richard Biggio

Meeting was called to order by Gerry Simcoe at @ 7:00pm.
Pledge to the flag completed.
Minutes read and Motion to accept minutes as read, made by Paul Mortzheim. Seconded by Paul Stermer. Roll – Abstain by Paul Stermer and Paul Mortzheim as they weren’t at the meeting. Fran T. – yes, Lloyd D – yes.
Motion Carried

In reference to previous meeting’s minutes:
Fran T. asked if there were any plots available in the Fairview Cemetery. Gerry S. indicated that no one seems to know the answer.

Paul M. said that whatever the previous Fairview Cemetery Association had determined in the past, the Association is now defunct and the Town should determine fee for burial. The burial fee of $35 previously determined by the Fairview Cemetery Association was clarified as a one-time “permission to bury” fee, not a fee for an actual burial. Gerry S. said he would be calling other towns to find out what they charge for this kind of fee. Paul M. stated that this should be put into a statement when it’s decided.

Paul M. asked about the CHIPs money and whether this was an opinion or a statement regarding Lindley receiving CHIPs money in the future. The original letter was examined and determined that this was an “off the record” opinion.

Announcements:
Gerry S. stated there were no reports handed in, as they were due next month. Kathy Biggio provided her end-of- year report.

1. Gerry S. reported that the tax increase for 2010 came to 11.9% versus the 15.69% the Town originally expected. Discussion about how this came about ensued, with clarification sought regarding how the County changes the Town’s tax increase. Kathy Biggio said that the County adds and charges towns various amounts and yet it’s hard to explain the County’s process. Regardless, what the County does will not effect how much the Town actually needs to raise, but somehow what the County does adjusts the overall tax increase. Paul M. indicated he would contact the County to see if he could get a better understanding.

Richard Biggio stated that what he has done in the City of Corning in the past was indicate that the tax increase would be approximately 10%, give or take 2 or 3% with the County changes.

2. Gerry S. reported that the audit of the Financial Officer records was completed from July through November, 2009.

3. Ramsey Contractors has removed their trailer from the back parking lot.

New Business:

Gerry requested a resolution be adopted turning Morgan Creek Road East over to Steuben County. That section would be between the southern-most bridge of County Rte. 73 and State Highway 15, approximately 2,150 feet.

Resolution

Title: Authorizing Steuben County to take over the responsibility for Highway
Maintenance and all existing easements to the Town of Lindley, section of Morgan Creek Road to State Highway 15.


WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Lindley requests that Steuben County to take over ownership of a section of Morgan Creek Rd. from the southern-most bridge of County Rte 73 to the State Highway 15, approximately 2,150 feet.

WHEREAS, the Town Board of Lindley voted unanimously to adopt this resolution,

THEREFORE, this resolution was adopted December 30th, 2009.


Transfers:

From: A1990.4 – Contingency
To: A1010.4 – Board Contractual $7.70
Motion – Paul M., Seconded – Fran T., Roll – all agreed Motion Carried.

From: A1990.4 – Contingency
To: A1110.1 – Court Salary $946.75
Motion – Lloyd D., Seconded – Paul M. – Roll: Paul M. – no; Paul S. – no; Lloyd – yes; Fran T. – yes;
Discussion – Paul M. felt the Court employees went over budget and didn’t get the job done. Kathy B. explained about the personnel changes over the past year, and also how this transfer was part of the changes in the way the clerks were paid (monthly, weekly, and so forth). Kathy B. also suggested that the contractual accounts need to be addressed to the Board if a person goes over. Paul M. stated that his understanding of the court clerk was that this person works for the Town Board, not the Justice, and focuses on old tickets. Kathy B. indicated that the 2010 budget amount is now a part of the Justice Budget and couldn’t be changed. Paul M. stated that he did not approve a court clerk for 2010. Kathy B. reiterated this was in the 2010 budget and that he might need to talk to the Comptroller’s office. Gerry S. stated that the Justice’s salary is established and the rest in the budget for 2010 is for the clerk but that in 2011 the Board does not have to budget for a clerk.

Paul M. made the motion to enter an executive session, inviting Kathy B., Richard Biggio, and Cindy Stermer into the session. Fran Tempel Seconded. Roll, all agreed.
Motion Carried. Executive session began at 7:40 pm


Regular Year End meeting resumed at 8:05 pm.

Gerry S. returned the meeting to transfers.

Gerry voted yes to make the Court transfer

Motion Carried


From: A1990.4 – contingency
To: A1110.4 – Court Contractual $1254.07
Motion – Lloyd, Seconded – Fran T. Roll - all agreed Motion Carried.

From: A1990.4 Contingency
To: A1330.4 Tax Collection Contractual $86.24
Motion – Paul M., seconded – Fran T. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: A1990.4 – Contingency
To: A1910.4 – Unallocated Insurance $533.60
Motion – Fran T., Seconded – Paul S. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: A5132.4 – Garage contractual
To: A5010.4 – Street Administration $290.50
Motion – Paul M., Seconded – Fran T. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: A1990.4 – Contingency
To: A8510.4 – Community Beautification $19.98
Motion – Fran T., seconded – Lloyd D. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: A1990.4 – Contingency
To: A9050.8 – unemployment insurance $223.34
Motion – Paul M., seconded – Lloyd D. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5110.1 – General Repairs -PS
To: D5130.2 – Machinery Equipment $11,297.58
Motion – Paul M., seconded – Lloyd D. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5110.4 – General Repairs - Contractual
To:D5130.2 - Equipment $41,339.77
Motion – Fran T., seconded – Paul M. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5112.2 – Cap Outlay
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $23,286.53
Motion – Paul M., seconded – Paul S. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5130.4 – Machinery - contractual
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $14,667.32
Motion – Fran T., seconded – Lloyd D. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5140.4 – Brush & Weeds - contractual
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $1,010.00
Motion – Fran T., seconded – Paul S. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D5142.4 – Snow Removal
To: D5130.2 – Equipment $398.83
Motion – Lloyd D., seconded – Paul S. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D9010.8 - Retirement
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $1,789.00
Motion – Paul M., Seconded – Fran T. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D9030.8 – Social Security
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $873.08
Motion – Paul S., seconded – Lloyd D. – all agreed Motion Carried

From: D9060.8 - Benefits
To: D5130.2 - Equipment $15,876.10
Motion – Fran T., Seconded – Paul S. – all agreed Motion Carried

Town Clerk financial audit:

Town Clerk’s accounts were audited through November, 2009.

Bills:

Reviewed bills. Motion to pay bills made by Fran T., seconded by Paul M. All agreed. Motion carried.

Gerry indicated that the next audit meeting will be January 20th at 7:00 pm.

Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Fran T., seconded by Lloyd D. All agreed. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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