Audit, Old Business, Emergency Business Meeting October 20th 2010

The Lindley Town Audit Workshop and Old Business Meeting was held on
October 20th, 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:
Richard Biggio – Town Supervisor
Gerry Simcoe – Deputy Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMunn, II – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Attachments:
Attendance list

Meeting called to order at 7:02pm
Pledge to Flag completed.

Announcements:
Richard Biggio announced there will be an executive session regarding ongoing Union Negotiations, an update on the JCAP grant, and a 2011 Budget Workshop.

Public Comments:

• Kitty Pierce – the Titus Family has decided Ammon Titus chair should be placed at the Town Hall. Discussion about this. Richard B. will discuss with Linda Swan about how and when to get the chair to the Town Hall.
• Kitty Pierce – stated that the Lindley School PTA would like to donate their remaining money to the Town to be used in memorials.
• Kitty Pierce – suggested the front lawn be designated as a Memorial Park, and develop a fund for that.

The Board entered executive session at 7:11pm.

The Board returned to the regular Audit Meeting at 7:49 pm.

Business:

Tracy Wilson provided an update on the JCAP grant she would like to pursue. Total amount is now $4766. $3366 would cover the initial cost for panic buttons located on the bench and the justice office, with a connection panel large enough for additional buttons if needed in the future. Cost for maintaining and monitoring these buttons would be free for first year, $400 annually after that. Furthermore, these are remote buttons and would not require a phone line, removing the cost for installing a phone line.

$1200 would be needed for a safe that can be placed in the justice office.

$200 would cover the cost of replacing the Court seal. The current seal is large and heavy, and could be used as a weapon. $200 would pay for 2 hand held seals.

Discussion about the ongoing cost for the remote panic button system: The company that would provide the service is Simplex in Big Flats. The call goes through Simplex and then directly to emergency authorities. Concern raised about the $400 annual cost for the system and why using a phone to dial 911 is insufficient. Tracy indicated that in an emergency, a hidden button is much easier to deal with than a phone when trying to de-escalate an individual. Discussion about how cases are different these days than in days past. Tracy called Simplex and learned that the cost does not go up if additional buttons are installed.

Richard Biggio asked for a motion to approve the JCAP request. Lloyd DeMun made the motion. No one seconded. Motion Failed.

Richard Biggio asked for a motion to table this decision. Paul Mortzheim made the motion. Gerry Simcoe seconded. Roll – Lloyd – No, Paul Stermer- Yes, Richard Biggio – Yes, Paul Mortzheim – Yes, Gerry Simcoe – Yes. Motion to table carried.

Budget Workshop:

Board members reviewed each line item in the first draft of the preliminary 2011 Budget.
• Municipal Court request was too high. Discussion included increased number of tickets than in the past, and ¾ of business is now new business. Tracy indicated that her use of a bailiff for safety, use of her personal cell phone for business, and frequent late night/early morning arraignments justified the increased cost.
• Assessors contractual adjusted to reflect a more likely cost for computer.
• Town Clerk request adjusted to $7200.
• Buildings decreased because of expected cost savings with new phone plan.

Kathy Biggio will print off second draft of preliminary report and provide to Board Members for next meeting on the 27th.

Richard Biggio will contact John Keuhn from Sprague Insurance to discuss costs of HSAs for next week.

Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Lloyd DeMun, Seconded by Paul Stermer. Roll –All agreed.
Meeting Adjourned

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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