CLERMONT TOWN BOARD November 1, 2004

The regular meeting and public hearing on the 2005 budget of the Clermont Town Board was held on November 1 2004 at 7:00 P.M. Those board members present were Councilman Staats, Councilwoman Lent and Councilman Tousey. Others present were William Banks, Amandus Fuchs, Jr., William Munro, Melissa Head, Derek Conte, Germantown Technology Teacher, Bram Moreinis, Webmaster for Clermont, Robert Desmond, Diane O’Neal, George Davis and Richard Roth of the Independent.

Deputy Supervisor Harned opened the regular meeting. A motion was made by Councilman Staats and seconded by Councilman Tousey to waive the reading of the minutes, as copies were provided.


A motion was made to accept the resignation of Julie Ann Horrocks from the ZBA by Councilman Staats and seconded by Councilman Tousey. A letter of thanks and appreciation will be sent to Julie Ann for her service as a member of the ZBA.

The terms of one member each on the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals and Board of Assessment Review will be up on December 31 st. The Clerk will advertise in the newspaper for anyone interested in serving on these boards to contact her before the next meeting.


A letter will be sent by the Town Board, thanking Michael Pelletier for his term as Town Supervisor from February until his resignation on September 22 nd.

Councilwoman Lent reported that Gary DeLaurentis did submit a bid for the walkway to St. Luke’s Church. The bid proposed a four foot x one hundred foot walkway set in blue stone and sand and graded at $4,759.00 which is lowest of the three bids received .A motion was made by Councilman Staats, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to accept the bid of Gary DeLaurentis.

Ms. Marilyn Kaplan is reviewing the bids for the restoration of the Clermont Academy. We expect that she will give a report at the December meeting.

The Clerk reported that there are nine interested in volunteering for positions on the steering committee to work on the Hamlet overlay plan.

There is a meeting at the Rhinebeck Town Hall on November 8 th at 6:30 P.M. on open space planning if anyone is interested in attending.

The Unified Court System has awarded the Town a grant in the amount of $3,550 for the purchase of a photocopier for the court.


Staats – aye Lent – aye Tousey – aye Harned – aye

All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made by Councilman Staats to approve the General abstract #11, vouchers #311-341 in the amount of $5408.80, seconded by Councilwoman Lent. All in favor. So carried.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent to approve the Highway Abstract #11, vouchers #124-134 in the amount of $2773.00, seconded by Councilman Tousey.

Deputy Supervisor Harned motioned to continue this board meeting until Thursday, November 4, 2004 at 7:00 P.M. to appoint the newly elected Supervisor to fulfill the balance of this year. Seconded by Councilman Staats. All in favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon

Town Clerk