The Lindley Town Audit Workshop and Old Business Meeting was held on
August 17th, 2011 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
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman
Gerry Simcoe – Deputy Town Supervisor

Paul Stermer – Councilman

Richard Biggio called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm
Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted with amendments.

Old Business:
Richard Biggio initiated discussion of the Cemetery RFP. Ron Smith of Addison reviewed his experience with mowing, and his planned direction for Fairview Cemetery. Discussion occurred about collaboration with a town volunteer group, number of mows planned per season, what to do with flowers/containers at the end of the year, and the shrubbery and overhanging limbs at Fairview. Town Board and Mr. Smith decided Mr. Smith would begin this weekend, finish out the mowing season, and take notes about things that are needed. He would also mow Lindsley and Fairview not more than 8 times in 2012. Work would include mowing, weed-whacking, and clearing off the headstones. If Town Board and Mr. Smith agree, contract would continue into 2013. Paul Mortzheim made the motion to accept the agreement as discussed. Lloyd DeMun seconded. Roll – all agreed.
Motion Carried

Richard Biggio indicated the Public Hearing regarding the Highway Superintendent position needed to be scheduled. Marc Stocum asked for clarification about the Board’s planned direction regarding health insurance for the position. Richard acknowledged that while the budget process hadn’t started and there was no real indication of what the results would look like, the Board would be looking at changing the health insurance plan for the position, meaning that it may no longer be the same plan as the Teamsters, as in years past. Marc Stocum expressed appreciation for the Board’s honesty and said that he would not be running for the Highway Superintendent position after all.

The Board set the Public Hearing for the Highway Superintendent position (appointed vs. elected) for Wednesday, August 31st at 7:00 pm at the Lindley Town Hall.

Richard stated that another Public Hearing would be needed to discuss making the Delta Engineering model law a local law. This law would reflect the findings of the Road Use Analysis and protect the taxpayers from the burden of paying for road damage caused by heavy equipment road use. Discussion about how to keep track of, and enforce, the law. Mechanisms would be dictated by the law, requiring notification of DEC and the State of the local law, and that any company that seeks a permit from DEC to work in this area would then be directed to the Town of Lindley.

The Town Board decided to hold the Delta Engineer Model Law Public Hearing on September 14th at 7:00 pm, with the Regular Town Board Meeting to follow.

The Town Board agreed to pay the final invoice of the Delta Engineering project.

Richard announced that Pam Gee is reviewing the law regarding Towns setting their own speed limits.

Lloyd DeMun announced that he spoke with Ted Walker of Cold Springs regarding the Kuhl Rd. bridge. Mr. Walker will strip the bridge and place fabric and new paving over the bridge after straightening Watson Crk Rd. Time frame is unknown at this time.

Emergency Business
Richard announced that Tracy Wilson was seeking guidance on the JCAP grant. She has been unable to get a response from the original contractor regarding the panic button installs. She is time-limited with respect to spending the JCAP grant, and after further research she proposed going with a different contractor who would provide duress buttons and security cameras at a lower annual cost. Discussion about the need for cameras and the false sense of security these would offer. Councilmen determined that cameras were not acceptable but a controlled entry/door buzzer was preferable.

Paul Mortzheim suggested that given Dick Johnson’s years of service, the town should do something of significance for him. It was decided that after the election, the Town would re-address this.

Audits were completed on the July 2011 Town Clerk financial records.
Audits were completed on the June and July 2011 Finance Director financial records.

Lloyd DeMun made the motion to adjourn the meeting. Gerry Simcoe seconded. Roll – all present agreed.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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