Town Board Meeting June 9th , 2010

The Regular Lindley Town Board Meeting was held June 9th, 2010 at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 US 15, PO Box 62 Lindley, New York 14858.Official Minutes held at Town Clerk’s Office

Town Board Members Present:
Richard Biggio – Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMun, II - Councilman
Gerry Simcoe – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Paul Mortzheim – Councilman

Performance Guidance Measure for the Town of Lindley Code Enforcement Officer
Notes from the 5/26/10 Steuben County Self-Insurance Update Meeting
The Leader Article from the Lindley 220th Birthday Celebration on June 6th
Attendance list

• Meeting was called to order by Richard Biggio at @ 7:02pm.
• Pledge to the flag completed.
• Reports were received from Supervisor, Code Enforcement Officer, Town Clerk, Justice, Town Highway Superintendent, and Town Historian.
• Minutes of the last meetings were approved.

Announcements: (copies of items can be viewed at the Town Clerk’s office)
1. The Lindley Town 220th Birthday Celebration on Sunday, June 6th was a success. The Leader wrote a nice article (attached).
2. Kitty has been able to raise $90 so far between donations and raffle to get a second bench for outside.

Public Comments:
1. David Ballard provided handouts from the Steuben County Landowner’s Association regarding Pro-Gas Drilling meetings. Informational meetings will be held July 14th at Corning East High School, July 28th at Jasper High School, and August 4th at Campbell School at 7:00 pm.
2. A resident commented on the state of the Lindsley Cemetery. He expressed understanding that the Town is working on the problem after talking with a councilmember, and listening to the reading of the minutes.
3. Dick Pierce wondered if the Town will hold annual Cemetery Association meetings. Richard Biggio indicated that meetings would be incorporated into the Town Board Meetings.
4. Kitty Pierce thanked Gerry Simcoe and the Gas Company for fixing the lawn.
5. Linda Swan announced that there will be an ice cream social at the Lindley Presho School on Monday June 21st from 6 to 8 pm. There will be bingo, cake walk, and opportunities to meet with neighbors. Please call the school at 523-7252 by June 16th so the school knows how much ice cream to order.

Old Business

1. Megan Thistle read Richard Biggio’s notes from the May 26th meeting regarding the County Self-Insurance plan (attached). Richard suggested that the Town review the County’s current plan because it is a significant cost-savings versus going through a private company ($12 thousand vs. $30 thousand, respectively). Richard commented that they are headed in the right direction with the formulation, and they are now going to offer safety training. The Board agreed to table the decision until the next meeting when all members would be present to vote.
2. The update regarding the Hector road cross-section was unavailable due to Paul Mortzheim’s absence, and will be addressed at a later date.
3. Funding workshops regarding the Southeast Steuben County Library will be held as closed sessions per legal counsel. The Town Board will vote publicly. Meetings will be held following other business at either the Town Board or Audit Meetings.

New Business

1. Dean Hillyard was interviewed for the Code Enforcement Officer position. He was provided with a copy of the Performance Measures. Dean has been certified for one month. He works in construction and is looking to branch out. His stated philosophy is to serve the community and interests, while at the same time upholding the State laws. Richard will contact Dean before Wednesday to discuss further.
2. Richard addressed an issue that came up regarding a property on Welty Hill Rd. He assured Mary Ann Corbett that Lindley is working on a system of informing residents of road work to be done. They discussed options for making sure the ditch along her property wasn’t washed away.
3. Richard addressed Wesley Root’s request to hold meetings at the Town Hall. Gerry Simcoe indicated that private business meetings were not allowed. Richard asked for a motion to allow Wesley to use the Town Hall. No motion was made.
Motion Failed
4. Richard re-addressed the issue of mowing the cemeteries. “A to Z” was going to mow, but Gerry S. has unable to get return calls from them. Lloyd DeMun said he could call his friend Rudy on Felker Hill Rd.
5. Bob Nichols presented a plaque to the Town of Lindley for the award winning Rte 73 bridge.
6. Bob Nichols reported that CHIPS money was most likely going to be available to Lindley this year. He also reported that the bridge on County Rte 115 into Lawrenceville will be done all at once rather than leaving one lane open at a time. No detour will be made. He is expecting a completed bridge and ribbon cutting in October, 2010.

Public Comments

Fran Tempel asked to take the projector home to work out some issues with the remote. Permission granted.


A transfer was requested to cover the Insurance bill. Transfer requested from A 1990.4 Contingency to A1910.4 Unallocated. Gerry Simcoe made the motion, Lloyd DeMun seconded. Roll, all present agreed.
Motion Carried


Bills were reviewed. Gerry Simcoe made the motion to pay the bills. Paul Stermer seconded. All present agreed.
Motion Carried

New Business

Gerry Simcoe addressed an issue brought to him by a man handling drilling pipes. The individual was exploring options for what sounded like a staging area in the Town. Gerry S. had referred him to Jason Ballard. Town Board members recommended this individual be referred to the Planning Board as well.

Gerry Simcoe made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Lloyd DeMun seconded. All present agreed. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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