Audit/Old Business Meeting July 21st 2010

The Lindley Town Audit Workshop was held on July 21st, 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

Present:
Gerry Simcoe – Deputy Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMun, II – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Absent:
Richard Biggio - Town Supervisor

Attachments:
Attendance list

Meeting called to order at 7:04 pm. Pledge to Flag completed.

Old Business

• Dog Control Officer issue raised at the Board Meeting: Kathy discussed Dog Control services from Chemung County SPCA. Lindley can cross county lines by way of the “shared services” program with NYS Agriculture and Markets. Chemung County has four officers and are available 24/7. Chemung County SPCA has the resources, equipment, and shelter, to accept healthy and sick animals. They do behavioral testing to be sure animals are adoptable. The Town currently spends $6940 on a Lindley DCO. Chemung County will charge $526.95/month which covers everything, including mileage. A Rabies clinic officer would cost $25 for the day. They scan the dog for microchip ID. A question about whether the Town could possibly appoint one of the officers as the Lindley DCO and then they could write tickets. Discussion of cost-savings going with Chemung County SPCA. This is not about removing Dave as DCO, but rather that he works fulltime, lives in Campbell, and as a result is often unable to respond immediately. Town may be able to terminate with FLSPCA without fees, and get some money back, as well. Next steps: contact Pam Gee at Davidson and O’Mara for a letter, talk to FLSPCA, talk with Dave and look toward August for possible transfer of DCO services.
• General discussion of upcoming Union contract: what that may entail, with discussion of Health Savings Plans as an option to current Health Insurance. Discussion of how this might impact employee satisfaction; save the Town money; provide money to employee if they don’t use it.
• Library funding discussion: Town Board entered Executive Session at 7:38 pm. Town Board returned to Regular Meeting at 7:55 pm. Paul Mortzheim made the motion to not renew an annual contract with the Southeast Steuben County Public Library but support the library with an annual donation. Gerry Simcoe seconded. Roll – all present agreed.
Motion Carried
• General discussion about various budget issues coming up.

Audit

Motion to accept Town Clerk’s financial records for April, May and June 2010 made by Paul M. Seconded by Gerry S. Roll – all present in agreed.
Motion Carried


Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Paul S, seconded by Gerry S, Roll – all present agreed.

Meeting Adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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