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NEW ONLINE TOOL TO HELP OLDER NEW YORKERS AND OTHER HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM COVID-19

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE FOR THE AGING ANNOUNCES LAUNCH OF NEW ONLINE TOOL TO HELP OLDER NEW YORKERS AND OTHER HIGH-RISK INDIVIDUALS PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM COVID-19

The New York State Office for the Aging (NYSOFA), in partnership with BellAge, Inc., and the Association on Aging in New York (AgingNY) has announced the launch of CV19 CheckUp in New York State, a free, anonymous, personalized online tool that evaluates an individual’s risks associated with COVID-19 based on their life situation and individual behavior and provides recommendations and resources to reduce those risks.

Based on an individual’s behavior, the COVID-19 tool provides an analysis of the likelihood to contract, spread, be hospitalized and die from the virus.

It includes a mental health assessment to gauge depression and outcomes as a result of loneliness. The tool links people to local services should they have a need, i.e.) food, testing, paying bills, etc.

As the holidays approach and more indoor activities occur, it is important that older individuals with chronic conditions take this test to protect themselves. It is equally important that young individuals, who are often asymptomatic, take this test to help prevent them from becoming super spreaders. Information is power and understanding how we live and how our day to day routines impact the chances of getting and spreading the virus is critical.

The tool is FREE, anonymous and analyzes behavior, using scientific data that is being updated weekly. It only takes five minutes to complete and can be taken as many times as one wishes.

To take the five minute free online test, please go to: newyork.cv19checkup.org

Town Board – Organizational Meeting – January 2020

RESOLUTIONS
JANUARY 6, 2020
2020 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

RESOLUTION #01-2020

Time/Date for Regular Town Board Meetings

First Monday of every month at 7:00 P.M. In the case of Monday holidays or cancellations due to inclement weather, the meetings will be held on the Tuesday after the 1st Monday.

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #02-2020

Town Board Meeting Rules and Regulations

  1. Call to order
  2. Salute of Flag
  3. Acceptance of the minutes of the previous meeting
  4. Written communications to the Town Board:

Town Clerk Report

Mail Review

  1. Committee Reports and Updates
  2. Old Business
  3. New Business
  4. Supervisors Report
  5. Pay Abstracts
  6. Public Comment/Communication – Public comments will be taken at the end of the meeting at the discretion of the Supervisor, unless engaged during the meeting.
  7. Adjournment

Motion made to approve by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #03-2020

Naming Official Newspaper

Register Star

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #04-2020

Naming Bank for Deposits

1. Supervisor Bank of Greene County

2. Town Clerk Bank of Greene County

3. Tax Collector Bank of Greene County

4. Justice Christensen Bank of Greene County

5. Justice Banks Bank of Greene County

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #05-2020

Authorize Town Supervisor to appoint a bookkeeper.

  1. Pursuant to Section 29 of the Town Law
  2. Necessary for proper conduct of Town Affairs

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #06-2020

Authorize Town Supervisor to temporarily invest idle monies in accordance with the Town Investment policy (General Municipal Law, Section 11)

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #07-2020

Appoint Official Dog Shelter

Pine Plains Veterinary Hospital Associated PC

Route 199

Pine Plains, New York 12567

(518) 398-7575 or 398-9494

Round Top Animal Hospital

71 Palatine Park Road, Suite 8

Germantown, New York 12526

(518) 537-7387

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #08-2020

Appoint Official Dog Control Officer at the Budgeted Amount.

Desiree Webber

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #09-2020

Authorize Town Justices to hire a Court Stenographer when necessary.

  1. For a proper record of testimony
  2. Within limit of 2020 budget

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #10-2020

Appoint Town Historian

Dawn Brownson

Motion made to approve by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #11-2020

Appoint Code Enforcement Officer

Sam Harkins at Budgeted amount

Deputy Code Enforcement Officer at $100.00 per month, if needed.

(Appointed by Code Enforcement Officer)

Motion made to approve by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #12-2020

Appoint Town Attorney (for Town, Planning & Zoning Boards, Assessor)

(Within 2020 budget limits)

Freeman-Howard, P.C., Hudson, New York

Motion made to approve by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #13-2020

Appoint Town Engineer

CPL (Clark Patterson Lee)

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #14-2020

Designate Official Representatives to Association of Towns Annual Meeting

Supervisor Staats and Councilman Gildersleeve

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #15-2020

Establish .58 Cents Per Mile Rate for official Town Travel. (Per Federal Guidelines)

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #16-2020

Authorize Town Supervisor to sign 2020 State and Local Youth Contracts

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #17-2020

Appoint Registrar of Vital Statistics

Mary Helen Shannon

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve..

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #18-2020

Re-appoint Laurence Saulpaugh, Chair of the Planning Board

Re-appoint Clayton Andrus, Deputy Chairman.

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #19-2020

Re-appoint Desiree Webber, Planning Board Secretary

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #20-2020

Re-appoint James (Hank) Himelright, III, Chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals

Appoint Luke Kumburis – Deputy Chairman

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #21-2020

Appoint Desiree Webber Zoning Board Secretary

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #22-2020

Town Clerk’s appointments for Deputy Clerk and Deputy Registrar of Vital

Statistics – Tracey Gallant

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #23-2020

Town Highway Superintendent’s appointment for Deputy Highway

Superintendent – Adom Lawyer

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #24-2020

Town Supervisor’s appointment for Deputy Supervisor

Robert Desmond for term of January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute

All in favor – So carried.

RESOLUTION #25-2020

Town Supervisor’s appointment for Budget Officer

Raymond J. Staats

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #26-2020

Town Supervisor’s appointment for Town Bookkeeper

Brian Fitzgerald, CPA, PC

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #27-2020

Town Board Committees CHAIR CO-CHAIR

Auditing All Town Board Members

Building & Grounds Robert Desmond Raymond Staats

Cable TV, Internet Networking Kris Gildersleeve Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Grants Dawn Brownson Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Highway Robert Desmond Raymond Staats

Insurance All Town Board Members

Legal Raymond Staats

Planning, Zoning and

Board of Assessment Review Robert Desmond Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Recreation and Community Event Kris Gildersleeve Dawn Brownson

Village Green Committee Liaison to Town Board – Tami Connolly Easter Egg Hunt

Barbecue

Election Day Dinner

Holiday Program

School Liaison Kris Gildersleeve Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Historical Committee Dawn Brownson Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Parkland Use Robert Desmond Lindsey Lusher-Shute

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor – So carried

RESOLUTION #28-2020

Appoint Kris Gildersleeve Webmaster for Clermont’s website

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #29-2020

Re-appoint representatives to the Columbia County Office for Aging for the term of

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Clayton Andrus

Motion made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #30-2020

Re-appoint members of the Board of Ethics for the term of

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020.

Mary Howard

Susan Rifenburgh

Mary Helen Shannon

Ray Tousey

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #31-2020

Re-appoint James ‘Hank’ HImelright to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a five-year term –

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2024.

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #32-2020

Re-appoint Nathan Hempel to the Planning Board for a seven-year term,

January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2026.

Motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve

All in favor. So carried.

RESOLUTION #33-2020

Accept 2020 Salaries stated in the 2020 Budget, as follows:

  1. OFFICE SALARY PAY BASIS

Supervisor $ 5,500.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Councilpersons (4) $ 2,500.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Town Justice $ 5,600.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Town Justice $ 5,600.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Town Clerk $ 7,000.00/yr Monthly Payroll

  1. Tax Collector $ 4,600.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Highway Superintendent $51,543.00/yr Bi-Weekly Payroll

  1. Certified Assessor $15,270.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Court Clerk (1) $ 375.00/mo Monthly Payroll

Code Enforcement Officer $11,000.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Deputy Code Enforcement Officer$ 100.00/mo Monthly Payroll

Town Custodian $ 1,800.00/yr Monthly Payroll

Assessment Review Board Mtg. $ 100.00/day By Voucher

Additional time Minimum Wage By Voucher

Secretary – BAR Minimum Wage By Voucher

Zoning Chairperson $ 1,000.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Planning Chairperson $ 1,000.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Zoning Co-Chairperson $ 800.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Planning Co-Chairperson $ 800.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Zoning Members $ 800.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Planning Members $ 800.00/yr Yearly Payroll *

Zoning Secretary $ 1,000.00/yr Yearly Payroll

Planning Secretary $ 1,000.00/yr Yearly Payroll

Trial Juror Minimum Wage By Voucher

Dog Control Officer $ 360.00/mo Monthly Payroll

*If any Planning or Zoning Board member is absent for more than two meetings, that members salary will be reduced by $100.00 for each additional absence.

Alternate members of the Planning and Zoning Board will be paid $50.00 per meeting when called upon to participate by the Chairperson.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

Full Time $ 20.36/hr Bi-weekly Payroll

Part Time ( Summer ) $ 12.75/hr Bi-weekly Payroll

Part Time ( Winter ) $ 12.75/hr Bi-weekly Payroll

Deputy Highway Superintendent $1,000/yr ½ in June, ½ in December

Motion made to accept 2020 Salaries per Town Budget made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in favor. – So carried.

Resolution #34 -2020 – Town of Clermont Fee Schedule for Building Department Fees and Zoning and Planning Fees.

A motion was made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond to approve this resolution. All in favor. So carried.

Resolution #35-2020 – Town of Clermont Official Undertaking of Municipal Officers

A motion was made to approve by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.

Resolution #36-2020– Agreement between the Clermont Town Board with the Canaan Fellowship for the use of the Clermont Community House for the period January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 according to the terms and conditions of the lease.

A motion was made to approve this agreement made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute. All in favor. So carried.

Resolution #37-2020 – Agreement between the Clermont Town Board and Pine Plains Veterinary Associates to act as kennels for the town for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

A motion was made to approve by Councilman Desmond seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.

Resolution #38-2020 – Agreement between the Clermont Town Board and Round Top Animal Hospital to act as kennels for the town for the period January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

A motion was made to approve by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in favor. So carried.

These agreements will be reviewed with the other policies of the Town.

  1. Review Highway Personnel Policy (Note Changes if Any)
  1. Review Procurement Policy (Note Changes if Any)
  1. Review Fixed Assets
  1. Review Investment Policy (Note Changes if Any)
  1. Sexual Harassment Policy
  1. Code of Ethics
  1. Cash Management
  1. Emergency Preparedness Plan
  1. Review Road Bonds (If any)
  1. Review Other Bonds (If any)
  1. Review Workplace Violence Policy

Set time and date to review books and records of Town Clerk, Town Justices, Tax Collector and Supervisor by January 20th. Enter in February minutes.

A motion was made to adjourn the organizational meeting and enter into the regular meeting by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute.

Respectfully submitted,
Mary Helen Shannon, RMC
Town Clerk