CLERMONT TOWN BOARD
DECEMBER 27, 2016
The Clermont Town Board held the year-end meeting on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilwoman Dawn Brownson, Councilman Evan Hempel and Councilman Kris Gildersleeve. Others present were Greg Fingar of Fingar Insurance.
Supervisor Staats opened the meeting with the salute to the flag. Supervisor Staats welcomed Mr. Fingar who is going to review the Town’s insurance with the Board.
There is an overall increase of $221.00 for 2017. Mr. Fingar told the board that the building and contents blanket coverage was increased by 4% to keep in pace with inflation. There was discussion on all aspects of the insurance package, property, liability, auto, public official’s liability, crime coverage, inland marine, umbrella policy and endorsements in the last year. The insurance has only increased by 2% over the last six years. Mr. Fingar also talked about NYMIR, New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal, which is solely for municipalities. The Board thanked Mr. Fingar for coming in.
Supervisor Staats gave an update on the DEC/Brownsfield project:
Supervisor Staats and Councilman Desmond met with Michael Mason of DEC and the engineers regarding the standing water in the driveway. It will be rectified in the spring before the seeding is done. The entrance from Route 9 has also been barricaded as was discussed at the December 5th meeting.
Supervisor Staats offered a Budget Amendment to balance accounts for 2016:
From DA5140.4 Brush and Weeds $2953.000
To DA9060.8 Hospitalization Insurance $2953.00
From 9950.9 Transfer to Capital Reserve $30,000.00
To Capital Equipment Reserve $30,000.00
From A1990.4 Contingent $369.00
To A1420.4 Attorney $ 23.00
To A1650.4 Central Communications $346.00
From Revenue 03089 Court Grant $8550.00
To A1110.4 Justice $8500.00
Total $41,872.00 $41,872.00
A motion was made by Councilman Hempel to approve the Budget Amendment fund transfers, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in favor. So carried.
Supervisor Staats stated that it is necessary to encumber funds in the General fund due to expenses incurred in 2016 but not paid.
Encumber from A-7110.42 Brownsfield $62,935.00
Encumber from A-1110.4 Court Grant $ 8,550.00
A motion was made to approve the encumbrances by Councilwoman Brownson, seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Hempel to approve Highway Abstract #13, vouchers 154 – 163 in the amount of $5,726.97, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Gildersleeve to approve Trust and Agency abstract #11, vouchers #30-37 in the amount of $3,725.40, seconded by Councilman Hempel. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Brownson to approve General abstract #13, vouchers #341 – 372 in the amount of $8,862.30, seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in favor. So carried.
Supervisor Staats is pleased with the revenues that have come in for 2016. It looks like at least $15,000 will be put back into the Fund balance.
A motion was made to move into executive session to discuss legal matters at 7:40 P.M. by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson.
A motion was made to come out of executive session at 7:50 P.M. by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.
The board set the date of Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10:00 A. M. to review the books of the Tax Collector, Town Clerk, Justices and Supervisor and to review any policies.
A motion was made to adjourn at 7:55 P.M. by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL
Mary Helen Shannon