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Great Valley Town Board Minutes

June 2017

The Great Valley Town Board held a public hearing and a regular meeting on June 12, 2017 at 7:00 pm at the Great Valley Town Hall with the following members present:

Supervisor Brown called the public hearing on Local Law #2-2017 to order and asked Chris Schena to outline the changes that will be proposed.  The setbacks for cell towers will be increased, more clarification is needed for accessory building (not housing), fee schedule for temporary permits such as food trucks, descriptions of mobile homes need clarification (trailers, modular, and pre-fab homes), solar panel installation and usage needs to be addressed.

ACTION:  The Planning Board will make recommendation for a law to be drafted.

Public Hearing was closed.

Supervisor Brown opened the regular meeting with the pledge of allegiance at 7:48.

MINUTES

MOTION was made by Councilman Musall, seconded by Councilwoman Rockwell to accept the minutes of the May 8 meeting.  All in agreement.

SUPERVISOR’S REPORT

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Finch, seconded by Councilman Musall to accept the Supervisor’s Report for May.  All in agreement.

FINANCIAL REPORT

MOTION was made by Councilman Musall, seconded by Councilwoman Finch to accept the Financial Report for April.  All in agreement.

REPORT FROM TOWN OFFICIALS

Assessor – No report

Planning Board – Chris Schena reported the following:

– Meeting scheduled for Wednesday

– Still working on Dan Scrantz subdivision

Zoning Board of Appeals –No report

Building Code Officer – Rich Rinko reported the following:

– Issued 2 building permits for the amount of $264.70

– Had meeting with DEC to discuss floodplain issues, is currently working on rectifying

– Working on property maintenance

Highway Superintendent – Jack Harrington reported the following:

– Pulling shoulders

– Ready to tar & chip

– Bed on Peterbuilt tipped over

MOTION was made by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Councilwoman Finch to enter into Executive Session at 8:08 pm.  All in agreement.

MOTION was made by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Councilwoman Rockwell to adjourn Executive Session at 8:42.  All in agreement.

Motion was made by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Councilman Musall to use the $51,668 Insurance reimbursement plus reserve machinery funds plus CHIPs money to purchase a new truck to replace the Peterbuilt, and have Jack contact the same company that sold us our last truck purchase.  All in agreement.

Local Law #2-2017 Amending the Zoning classification for parcel 73.002-2-8.2, located on County Road 49 from Agricultural Residential to Commercial Zone

Motion was made by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Councilman Musall to declare a negative environmental impact with the action of changing the zoning on the parcel listed below.

Vote:    YES:  4         Noes: 0

Local Law #2-2017 is approved.

OLD BUSINESS

No old business

NEW BUSINESS

Legislator Dave Koch presented paperwork on the newly mandated State Shared Services Guidelines, and grant applications for one time funding opportunities for youth organizations for 2017.

AUDIT

Claims No. 93 through No. 115 General Fund totaling $17,245.19 were audited.

Claims No. 68 through No. 78 Highway Fund totaling $5,297.53 were audited.

Claims No. 24 through No. 32 Special Districts totaling $3,188.43 were audited.

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Finch, seconded by Councilman Musall to adjourn the meeting at 8:51 pm.  All in agreement.

Respectfully Submitted,

Toni Evans, Town Clerk

July 2017

Supervisor Brown called the regular meeting to order with the pledge of allegiance at 7:00 pm.

MINUTES

MOTION was made by Councilman Musall, seconded by Councilwoman Rockwell to accept the minutes of the June 12 meeting.  All in agreement.

SUPERVISOR’S REPORT

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Rockwell, seconded by Councilwoman Finch to accept the Supervisor’s Report for June.  All in agreement.

FINANCIAL REPORT

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Finch, seconded by Councilwoman Rockwell to accept the Financial Report for May.  All in agreement.

Supervisor Brown announced the Town Summer Youth Program received a donation from the WinSum Corporation in the amount of $1500.00.

Supervisor Brown also advised the Town Board that he is working on finding less expensive insurance coverage for the retirees, perhaps something where the retirees can directly contract for the insurance, to eliminate the Town as a middle-man.

REPORT FROM TOWN OFFICIALS

Assessor – Supervisor Brown reported the following for Chris Holewinski:

– Grievance changes have been added

– Final roll prepared July 1

Planning Board –Chris Schena reported the following:

– Meeting Wed., Sid Lindell minor subdivision

– Work session scheduled to address changes in the Zoning Law

Zoning Board of Appeals –No report

Building Code Officer – Rich Rinko reported the following:

– Issued 6 building permits for the amount of $2100.75

Highway Superintendent – Supervisor Brown reported the following for Jack Harrington:

– Paved Hardscrabble and Bear Hollow Roads

– Mowing shoulders

– Second truck has been ordered

Summer Youth Program

Supervisor Brown reported that today was the first day for the 2017 season.  25 children attended, with 12 new sign-ups.  The program runs Mon-Thurs, with Thurs swimming, for six weeks.

OLD BUSINESS

Sue Labuhn spoke about the Shared Services Mandate issued by the State, which proposes sharing services such as health insurance, demolition budgets, electric gas, etc.

Becky Kruzynski gave an update on the Bi-Centennial celebration, stating that are going to be selling calendars, and will be looking for advertisers.  Will have ready by the end of August.

NEW BUSINESS

Jim and Ann Allen, residents of Plum Brook filed a complaint against property owners at 5886 Plum Brook Road, citing campers, unsafe electric, and garbage on the property.

AUDIT

Claims No. 116 through No. 137 General Fund totaling $6,006.25 were audited.

Claims No. 79 through No. 91 Highway Fund totaling $58,964.09 were audited.

Claims No. 33 through No. 40 Special Districts totaling $2,624.63 were audited.

MOTION was made by Supervisor Brown, seconded by Councilman Musall to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 pm.  All in agreement.

Respectfully Submitted,

Toni Evans, Town Clerk

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