Audit Meeting/Old Business/Emergency, May 19th 2010

The Lindley Town Audit Workshop was held on May 19th, 2010 at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 US 15, PO Box 62 Lindley, New York 14858.
Official Copy held at the Town Clerk’s Office

Richard Biggio - Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMun, II – Councilman
Gerry Simcoe – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Attendance list

Meeting called to order at 7:09 pm

Old Business
• Richard spoke with Pauline Burns of NYS Region 6 DOT. She indicated she will see what can be done to beautify the new highway bank.
• Pam Gee from Davidson and O’Mara was present and the Board apprised her of current issues:
1. Worker’s Compensation with Steuben County and how that seems to be working.
2. Upcoming Labor Negotiations
3. Working with the Planning Board to help make Zoning Laws defensible.
4. Gas well drilling effects on the Town
5. How to get gravel pits, gas wells, wind farms, etc to pay equitable taxes to the Town.
6. Discuss how best to go about giving away the small portion of land on the Clendenning Rd. next to Rte. 15.
7. How to hold stricter enforcement of CEO permits ~ i.e. junk cars, keep people from doing more than the permit allows, and so forth.
8. What to do about Cemeteries and keeping them looking well kept.
• John Kuehn from Sprague Insurance arrived with the Insurance Proposal. He reviewed current rates and coverage. Insurance increased slightly due to the new grader. Last year’s total cost was $15, 365.55. This year’s cost is $16,249.20. Gerry Simcoe made a motion to accept the proposal. Paul Mortzheim seconded. Roll – all in favor. Motion Carried

Mr. Kuehn provided insurance cards for vehicles.

• Richard indicated that Delta Engineers is progressing with the Road Use Agreement and will meet with Dick Johnson soon.
• Code Enforcement Applicants were discussed. Dean Hillyard from Dundee sent a letter of interest. Dave Fuller has indicated that he would consider the position again. A third person from Elkland may also be interested. Richard will talk with Dave Fuller and the individual from Elkland. A decision will need to be made at the next Town Board meeting.
• Letter from the Town Board indicating that the Town never received notice from the school district about closing Lindley Presho School was given to John Bruce.

Emergency Business:

Town Board entered an executive session at 9:00pm to discuss an emergency matter concerning security.

Town Board returned to regular meeting at 9:11pm.

Return to Old Business:

• Gerry S. re-addressed the issue of Cemeteries. At least one tombstone is tipping. Richard will call Bill Mattison to see what can be done. Gerry S. presented two interested parties to mow Lindsley and Fairview. Richard Biggio made the motion to accept A to Z Mowing to mow up to 10 times per season, at $300 for both cemeteries, per mowing. Mowing needs to occur in preparation for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day, with the remaining mowing interspersed among the season. Further, the Town will have a pre-approved check ready, and that A to Z will be paid once each mowing is completed. Paul Stermer seconded. Roll – All in favor. Motion Carried

Paul Mortzheim made the motion to review financials at next audit meeting in June and to adjourn the meeting. Paul Stermer seconded. Roll – all in favor. Motion Carried

Respectfully submitted,

Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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