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NOTICE OF COMPLETION OF FINAL ASSESSMENT ROLL

(Pursuant to Section 516 of the Real Property Tax Law)

Notice is hereby given that the Final Assessment Roll for the Town of

Clermont, in the County of Columbia, for the year 2020, has been completed by the undersigned Assessor(s), and a certified copy thereof has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk on the day of July 1st, 2020, where the same will remain for public inspection.

Dated this day of July 1st 2020.
Assessor
Cheryl Kaszluga

Zoning Board of Appeals – June 2020

Clermont Zoning Board of Appeals
1795 Route 9
Germantown, New York 12526

June 24, 2020

The meeting opened at 7:30 pm. The meeting started with a salute to the flag. Members attending were Hank Himelright, Luke Kumburis, Don Van Wagner, Phyllis Heiko and John Rusconi.

Hank Himelright asked if anyone had any additions, corrections or omissions to the minutes of the last meeting, January 2020. A motion to approve the January minutes was made by Don Van Wagner, seconded by john Rusconi. All in favor. So carried.

Kirk Watters, 366 Commons Road, Tax ID# 192-1-87, Motion to close the regular meeting and open the Public Hearing was made by Phyllis Heiko, seconded by Luke Kumburis. There were no objections from the audience for the proposed accessory apartment. Motion was made to approve the special use by Don Van Wagner, seconded by Phyllis Heiko, contingent upon the site review from the Planning Board. All in favor. So carried. Motion to close the Public Hearing and return to the regular meeting was made by John Rusconi, seconded by Luke Kumburis. All in favor. So carried. The Short Environmental Assessment Form was read and a negative impact was declared. Motion for declare a negative impact was made by Luke Kumburis, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor So carried.

Discussion was held regarding the discontinuation of the ZBA Application Night. Further discussion was tabled for the July meeting.

Hank Himelright made a recommendation for the Town Board to review the zoning for solar panels, specifically the infrastructure and point of entry. Motion was made by Luke Kumburis for a letter to be sent to the Town Board, seconded by Phyllis Heiko. All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made to adjourn by John Rusconi, seconded by Don Van Wagner. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:15pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary

Fire Commissioners – June 2020

CLERMONT FIRE COMMISSIONERS
JUNE 15, 2020

The Clermont Fire Commissioners held their regular meeting on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Chairwoman Susan Rifenburgh, Commissioner Laurence Saulpaugh, Commissioner Raymond Bauer, Commissioner Ronald Miller and Commissioner Joseph Scott. Others present were Chief Lloyd Kukon, Treasurer Denise Fiore and Robert Desmond.

Chairwoman Rifenburgh opened the meeting with the salute to the flag.

MINUTES: The minutes of the May meeting were reviewed and a correction was noted by the Treasurer on the total amount of May invoices paid should be $4,184.95. A motion was made by Commissioner Saulpaugh, seconded by Commissioner Scott to accept the minutes with the correction. All in favor. So carried.

June 15, 2020 Fire Commissioners’ Treasurer’s Report

RE: May 2020

Total Amount of May 2020 Invoices Paid …………………………………………….$ 4,184.95

RE: June 2020

Proposed June 2020 Invoices ……………………………………………………………$ 3,288.44

Paid June 2020 Invoices ……………………………………………………………………2,208.06

…………………….Total ……………………………………………………………………$ 5,496.50

Reconciliation of Accounts

The Bank of Greene County Balances to Date

Money Market Checking Balance ……………………………………………………$ 202,416.04*

*Includes interest paid on 5/31/2020 in the amount of $34.80

Checking Balance ………………………………………………………………………………4,171.40

Less Outstanding Checks ……………………………………………………………………2,390.01

Checking Balance to Date …………………………………………………………………..1,781.39

Money Market & Checking A/C Total ………………………………………………$ 204,197.43*

*This does not include $54,000 wired to checking account for sale of truck

Capital Reserve Fund for Fire Equipment ………………………………………$41,786.91 (as of 12/31/19)

Interest 1/1/2020 – 1/31/2020 ………………………………………………………….$ 5.30

Interest 2/1/2020 – 2/29/2020 …………………………………………………………….4.96

Interest 3/1/2020 – 3/31/2020 …………………………………………………………….5.31

Interest 4/1/2020 – 4/30/2020……………………………………………………………..0.83

Interest 5/1/2020 – 5/31/2020 ……………………………………………………………………0.20

…………………….Total …………………………………………………………………..$23,627.21

Capital Reserve Fund for Constr. &Improvement: …………………………..$33,717.36 (as of 12/31/19)

Interest 1/1/2020 – 1/31/2020 …………………………………………………………..$ 4.28

Interest 2/1/2020 – 2/29/2020 …………………………………….……………………4.01

Interest 3/1/2020 – 3/31/2020 …………………………………………………………….4.28

Interest 4/1/2020 – 4/30/2020 …………………………………………………………….1.18

Interest 5/1/2020 – 5/31/2020 …………………………………………………………….0.29

…………………….Total ……………………………………………………………………$33,731.40

Denise Fiore, Treasurer
June 15, 2020

A motion was made to accept the Treasurers report by Commissioner Miller, seconded by Commissioner Bauer. All in favor. So carried.

CORRESPONDENCE:

  • A letter of Resignation was received by the Chief from Samuel Williams resigning from his position of 2nd Lieutenant effective June 3, 2020.
  • RBC Wealth Management account statement for May $396,422.97.
  • Commissioners Training update: There will be two sessions of Commissioners training to be held online on June 17th and 18th from 6:30 to 9:30 P.M. or June 20th and 27th from 8:30 AM to 11:30 A.M.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS: Commissioners Bauer and Saulpaugh

Commissioner Bauer will be applying weed killer in the ditch in front of Station #1 because it is too difficult to mow.

INSURANCE: Commissioners Miller and Scott

The 1996 International truck was sold and has been removed from the policy. The new truck has been added.

FIRE EQUIPMENT: Commissioners Bauer and Saulpaugh

The sale price for the 1996 International was $60,000. Less commission the district received $54,000 which was wired to our account. The truck was picked up on Monday, June 8th with all paperwork relating to sale.

LOSAP: Commissioners S. Rifenburgh and Miller
No report

LAWS AND POLICIES: All Commissioners
No report

LEGAL: All Commissioners
No report

OLD BUSINESS:

  • PHYSICALS: There are seven or eight members who have not had their physicals for this year. It may be because of the Coronavirus but they do need to have their physicals soon.
  • GRANTS: We did not receive anything for new turnout gear that was applied for. The current gear was received in October 2012 and is good for another year. We do need to get new gear for the interior firefighters.

NEW BUSINESS:

  • A pump test, grease and oil change needs to be done on trucks. The van will not need this servicing as it has not had the miles on it. The test on hose and ladders was done last year.

CHIEFS REPORT:

The calls for May were as follows:

  • 5/2/20 – Lasher Road – ATV accident, assist NDP and set up landing zone for Life Net, 11 firefighters.
  • 5/16/20 – Mutual aid standby for Livingston -8 firefighters
  • 5/22/20 – Mutual aid for Livingston with tanker, County Route 10 structure fire, 7 firefighters
  • 5/29/20 – AAPI – Route 9 rollover, 7 firefighters

Detail – 5/25/20 – Memorial Day Parade of trucks with Germantown, Livingston – 5 firefighters.

Ongoing truck driver training on Truck #6035.

The monthly drill is planned for tanking water, dumping and swapping off with other drivers.

Our response times to calls have been good.

B’s Custom Detailing will do a process of coating the new truck to maintain paint, chrome and sealing it for $1,000.00. This process has a 5-year warranty.

Commissioner Bauer wants to be sure that someone on the board knows that the trucks are out of the district when they do.

Driver training: Currently Les Coon and 1st Assistant Chief Evan Decker have been doing the driver training. The Commissioners were of the understanding that Ronald Rifenburgh was doing the training but he has not been notified of a change. This will be discussed at the next meeting.

FUEL REPORT: Commissioner Bauer submitted the fuel report for May at 30 inches used.

A motion was made to approve payment of the bills by Commissioner Saulpaugh, seconded by Commissioner Bauer. All in favor. So carried.

PUBLIC COMMENT:

Bob Desmond asked what had been expected to be received for the 1996 International truck. The thought was around $25,000 to $30,000. The money will go into the truck reserve fund.

A motion was made by Commissioner Bauer, seconded by Commissioner Scott to adjourn at 7:50 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Helen Shannon
Fire District Secretary

Park Workshop, Hand Sanitizer and Mask Distribution Wednesday, June 17.

The town Hall will be open to the public on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 5pm.

Additional face masks will be handed out to any community member that is in need (until supplies last) between 5pm and 7pm. There is a limited amount, but they will be handed out while supplies last.

If anyone in the community is in need of hand sanitizer, please bring a small bottle with you and we can refill your bottles.

There will be a Park Workshop following the above activities help at 7pm to discuss the town park rules and signs in preparation of ordering/purchasing signs to be posted in the town park.

June 23rd Primary voting location changes.

Due to the Covid-19 situation, it is not possible to open all of the usual polling places, and many voters will need to go to new polling locations in order to vote in person on the June 23rd Election Day. On June 23rd, (in person) Clermont voters must vote at the Germantown Activity Building (54 Palatine Park Road, Germantown).

For more information, see the Columbia County, NY Board of Elections web site.

Planning Board – June 2020

CLERMONT PLANNING BOARD
June 10, 2020

The Clermont Planning Board held its regular meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 7:30 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Larry Saulpaugh, Nathan Hempel, Mary Howard, Ron Miller, Jennifer Phillips, Tom Jantzen. Others present were George Schmitt, Engineer for the Town, Matthew Griesemer, Attorney for the Town.

After review of the March 2020 minutes, a motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Jennifer Phillips, to accept the minutes. All in favor. So carried.

John Moran, Tax ID# 192.00-01-37.11, represented by Lindsey Schultz, came before the Board regarding a Lot Line change. 50’ from the property will be added to an existing parcel of 27.2 acres. Motion to deem the application complete was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Tom Jantzen. All in favor. So carried. The Short Environmental Assessment Form was read with motion made by Nathan Hempel, seconded by Ron Miller, to declare a negative impact. All in favor. So carried. Motion to waive a Public Hearing was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Ron Miller. All in favor. So carried. Motion was made by Jennifer Phillips, seconded by Mary Howard, to approve the lot line change. All in favor. So carried.

110 Mill Road, (Solar), Falck Renewables, represented by Teddy Epstein and Jerry Leone, came before the Board presenting a proposed large scale solar project at 110 Mill Road and seeking information on the requirements for a variance. It was explained by the Board Clermont zoning permits 10 acres. The proposed site is 25.9 acres. An application was not submitted.

Billy Cole, 3541 9G, presented revised plans for four self storage buildings, each 130’x130’.

Discussion was held regarding Red Wing Quarry. The Planning Board agreed to be lead agency. A motion was made by Mary Howard, seconded by Jennifer Phillips, to appoint Matthew Griesemer, Town Attorney, to act on its behalf in relation to Red Wing Properties, Inc. and request lead agency status in the DEC permitting process. All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made to adjourn by Mary Howard, seconded by Jennifer Phillips. All in favor. So carried. The meeting adjourned at 8:45pm.

Respectfully submitted,
Desiree M. Webber, Secretary