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The organizational meeting and the first regular January meeting of the East Otto Town Board was brought to order by Supervisor Ann Rugg on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 6:02 p.m.

Present: Councilmen – David Forster, William Spors, Sidney Barber, and Councilwoman: Angela Sherman. Highway Superintendent Thomas Benz and CEO Jeff Holler.

Guests – Bob Bowen, Michael Guerin Pearl Guerin, Mark Westfall, Tammi Herr and Sean Lexer.

The following committees were adopted:

a.) Code of Ethics Committee- Dave Forster and Angela Sherman

b.) Workplace Violence Prevention – Angela Sherman and Ann Rugg        c.) Health Insurance Committee – Dave Forster and Sid Barber                              d.)Youth/Playground Coordinator – Bill Spors

     e.) Emergency “911” house numbers coordinator – Bill Spors

      f.) Audit Committee- Bill Spors and Dave Forster

Motion made by Sid Barber and seconded by Dave Forster to adopt salaries, appointments and resolutions just read.

Councilman David Forster     yes               Councilman William Spors      yes

Councilman Sidney Barber     yes               Councilman Angela Sherman   yes

Supervisor Ann Rugg                      yes

All were in favor. Motion carried.

Motion made by Bill Spors and seconded by Dave Forster to assess a $30 fee for any returned checks.

All were in favor. Motion carried.     

Motion made by Dave Forster and seconded by Bill Spors to appoint Lakeshore Testing Services (LETS) as the official testing service for drug and alcohol testing for 2018. In accordance with Town of East Otto drug and alcohol policy the Supervisor is the primary contact and the Deputy Supervisor the secondary contact in the drug and alcohol program.       All were in favor.

Motion made by Bill Spors and seconded by Sid Barber to adopt the previous resolutions by a duly constituted quorum of the board of Town Council of the Town of East Otto present, if so provided by law, on January 9, 2018

Councilman David Forster   yes              

Councilman William Spors   yes

Councilman Sid Barber     yes            

Councilman Angela Sherman     yes

Supervisor Ann Rugg     yes

All were in favor. Motion carried.

Highway: Tom has been looking at used rollers and reported the findings to the board. Discussion took place regarding possibly replacing the 2008 Peterbilt truck do the amount of repairs it has needed.

Clerk: Told the board due to the Executive order signed by Governor Cuomo tax payers were allowed to pay their 2018 taxes early. Many taxpayers took advantage of this.

Deanna met with Tina Kennedy who submitted a letter of interest in the cleaning position.

A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Bill Spors to appoint Tina Kennedy to clean the Town Hall at $15.00 per hour for approximately 2-3 hours a month. Forster, Spors, Barber, Sherman and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried.

CEO report: Jeff issued 3 permits (Barn, Deck/Misc. and Campground), answered 7 phone calls, completed 3 inspections and gave the clerk $635.00 for permits issued.

Supervisor: Ann told the board of upcoming training in Salamanca in February.  Ann stated she will be having a meeting with Armstrong regarding broadband internet. She told the board the 2017 Justice audit needs to be completed.

A motion was made by Dave Forster and seconded by Sid Barber to sign the Expenditure of Highway Monies agreement. Forster, Spors, Barber, Sherman and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried.

Public Comment: There was none.

A Motion was made by Bill Spors and seconded by Sid Barber to adjourn at 7:50 p.m. Forster, Spors, Barber, Sherman and Rugg were in favor. Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Deanna Bowen

Town Clerk

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