Lindley Town Board Meeting

Date: 02/08/12

Agenda:
1. Call to Order
2. Pledge to the Flag
3. Reports
__Town Clerk __Supervisor __CEO __Highway __Historian __ Justice
4. Minutes
Would like to waive the reading of minutes if all are agreeable , Megan will make any corrections that are appropriate

Attendance:
__J. Simcoe __L. Demun __P. Clark __L. Salyerds __D. Ballard __M. Stocum


ANNOUNCEMENTS:
Steuben County Public Health & Nursing requests that the town sponsors a Rabies Clinic as in the past.

Delta Road Protection program training Wed. Feb. 29,2012 , 9:00 AM-2:00PM, Corning Town Hall, Maple St. Corning, N.Y. Megan & Marc are scheduled to attend.

Environmentall Solution Remedial Services has been in contact in reference to the spill from the tractor trailer accident in front of the Town Hall, I referred them to the NYSDOT ! I then called the DOT and spoke with Alan Curren at the Coopers Plains shop phone number 962-4639 . The ESRS group has to get permits from the State to proceed with the cleanup Mr. Curren recommends that the Town call him when the work starts and he will make sure the proper permits have been acquired.


OLD BUSINESS:
Insurance inspection found some noncompliance issues this was reported in Dec. 2011 and have not been corrected to date. Emergency Lighting, Outside Floodlight, MVR Reports.

The County has revised the mileage to be added to our road mileage so we will have to adopt a new resolution.

NEW BUSINESS;
Justice Tracy Wilson would like to address the board about installation of security cameras.
Discussion of support for the Town of Ulysses for home rule. Material was e-mailed to board members.

BILLS:

1 comment:

Kathy Biggio said...

The Star gazette would not publish this letter so I am posting it here, since it relates to our board meetings-

"Recently our Town Board members voted to fill a vacant seat on our Legislative Board. Two individuals were recommended – each good, hardworking and knowledgeable people.

One has always shown active interest in our town governance, attending nearly every meeting, taking part in public discussions, filling vacancies on various town boards when needed, and volunteering to represent our town on committees impacting our school and county tax bills. The words of support she received (most, if not all, from folks in a different political party) were based on practical, personal experiences from working with her and confidence that her knowledge of town issues would be a real asset.

The other, while active within our community, had not been a regular participant in town meetings or shown an active interest in the day-to-day governance of the town prior to the meeting. A heated debate took place.

To complicate the issue, undue political pressure to “toe the party line” was put on some of our town officials, creating the appearance that crony politics rather than common sense may have caused a deadlocked vote. Many people left the meeting angry and frustrated by the sense that outsiders were attempting to interfere in our local political process.

Another meeting and another round of heated discussions took place. Many attendees felt a special election was in order so that the public, rather than the Board could decide, despite the additional cost of a special election and the potential that we would have a deadlocked Board for several months.

Fran Tempel, the first candidate mentioned, unwilling to allow divisiveness and waste of taxpayer dollars that would have resulted from a special election, withdrew her candidacy for the position. Her actions demonstrated what many already knew - that her commitment to the well being of our town was at the forefront of her decision.

We applaud Fran’s unselfish actions on behalf of our town, her unwavering commitment to the people of Lindley and her active participation on behalf of us all. We have no doubt she will continue to be a positive force for our town.

We all have a responsibility to stay informed and engaged in the matters that affect us – regardless of political party – to pay regular attention to the issues affecting our communities and to scrutinize future candidates by their own actions, not some generalized notion.

Our town has worked hard the past several years striving for greater transparency, trying to avoid vindictive politics and insuring that our tax dollars are used most efficiently and effectively. Our Town Board has worked hard to develop themselves into a more informed and proactive governing body, and insure solid financial footing for our town, at a time when many other municipalities are struggling. We need real commitment and vigilance to insure we move forward with common purpose and common sense."