Planning Board Meeting 1 17 2011


The regular meeting of the Lindley Town Planning Board was called to order by Chairperson Mary Lentzen at 7:00 pm. Board members present included Fran Woodring, Tim Shaddock, Pat Simcoe, Pat Clark and CEO David Fuller. Two visitors were also present.

Minutes of the December 20, 2010 meeting were read. A Motion to accept the minutes as read was made by Pat S., seconded by Tim and passed unanimously.

Fran W. asked why the Town no longer subscribed to the services of the Southern Tier Regional Planning Board but the Town still receives information and surveys from them? Mary stated the Town could use the services of the STRPB via a contract. Their services were dropped because the Town was given misinformation concerning the Hawbaker Mining application. The Town was told the Lindley Zoning Law addressed the issues concerning the Hawbaker application while in reality it did not.

It was noted that Schuyler County has organized a gas oversight Committee concerning the potential gas drilling in New York State and does Steuben County have a similar Committee in place? Fran W. will contact the STRPB for that information.

The Board began a discussion on Conditional Uses and Their Potential Impact. Pat S. noted the Comprehensive Plan does not align well with the current Zoning Law; needs rewriting and needs to be made more “user friendly”. Last Comprehensive update was 2000. More communication is needed with the Town.

Several questions arose: How can the Town change its tax base; Why are single wides taxed a flat rate; How are mobile home parks taxed?

Mary asked that all members come prepared for discussion on remaining items at next month's meeting.

At 8:50 pm a Motion to adjourn made by Tim, seconded by Pat S. was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Janice Oberlander
Recording Clerk

Audit Meeting 1 19 2011

The Lindley Town Audit Workshop and Old Business Meeting was held on
January 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
Gerry Simcoe – Deputy Town Supervisor
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman
Lloyd DeMunn, II – Councilman

Meeting called to order at 7:07pm
Pledge to Flag completed.

Entered into Executive Session regarding Union Negotiations at 7:20 pm
Returned to Regular Audit Meeting at 8:45pm

Audits/Review monthly Bills:
Town Clerk’s financials were audited for the months of November and December 2010.

Motion to adjourn the meeting made by Gerry Simcoe, seconded by Lloyd DeMun, roll – all agreed, meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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Town Board Meeting 1/12/2011

The Regular Lindley Town Board Meeting was held January 12th, 2011at 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
Gerry Simcoe – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Lloyd DeMun, II - Councilman

Attendance List

• Meeting was called to order by Richard Biggio at @ 7:05pm.
• Pledge to the flag completed.
• Reports were received from Town Clerk, Justice, Historian, Supervisor, and Highway Superintendent.
• Minutes of the prior meetings were accepted with clarifications. Official minutes held in the Town Clerk’s office. Richard Biggio indicated that the Line Item for Municipal Court Personal Services includes all employees in that department, by State Law. Bailiff and Court Clerk funding can be reduced, but not after the budget is passed for that current year.

Announcements by Richard Biggio - Supervisor:
1. Drug and Alcohol testing agreement is signed with the County. Cheaper to go this route, and testing is random.
2. Justice is requesting audit date of Thursday January 27th. Reports are sufficient because it shows amount collected and amount deposited. These are State reports generated by the software. If Town Board feels there is insufficient documentation, there is a disclaimer that can be included in the minutes indicating such. This is a formality of our Oath of Office and a duty we have to do. Paul M. raised the issue of two different reports for the month of November 2010 and that they don’t agree. Gerry S. addressed a concern with partial payments and the Town Board never sees that difference. Richard B. assured Town Board that money was being handled properly but that if the Town Board feels an audit cannot be done properly, the disclaimer can be utilized.
3. Received a letter from Independent Towers Holding, a wireless communications company. They are looking to lease municipal owned property to market towers for competition with existing tower owners. They may come to the town of Lindley and review property.
4. Department of Transportation Maps and Appropriations announcement. NY/PA state line to Watson Creek Rd section of the highway being appropriated per eminent domain.
5. Water well potential on Town property quite involved. May be a revenue source and worth the effort required. Reviewing web links and the DEC requirements.

Public Comments:
Fran Tempel – regarding providing information to the town – the information on the front page of the blog would be useful for town residents. Discussion about reaching those who don’t have internet access. Bulk
mailing not available because the mailing addresses are divided among three towns (Corning, Lindley, Painted Post).
Kitty Pierce – suggested using Addison Post for information sharing and that it’s also available online.

Old Business:
1. Richard B. – will hold an Executive Session at the end of the meeting to continue Union negotiations.
2. The POKR grant was closed out and sent on time. The two on-demand receipts were not located and Megan will check files again for these. Paul M. will check with Mark Swan for his copies.

New Business:
1. Association of Towns announcement of annual training meeting held in NYS. Interested Board members see Megan.
2. Unifirst – Dick Johnson has a quote from COYNE at a $250 savings and includes shop towels. Paul Mortzheim made the motion to contract with COYNE. Seconded by Gerry Simcoe. Roll – all present agreed.
Motion Carried

See attached documentation

Town Board entered an Executive Session for Union discussions. Return to Regular Board meeting at 9:25pm.

Paul S. asked if the Ambulance contract was up. Richard B. had talked with Al Lewis and Mr. Lewis had said he would hold his rates for this year.

Paul M. made the motion to pay the bills. Paul S. seconded. Roll – all present agreed.
Motion Carried

Gerry S. made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Paul Mortzheim seconded. Roll – all present agreed. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk