CLERMONT TOWN BOARD MINUTES
DECEMBER 26, 2018
The Clermont Town Board held their year-end meeting on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 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. Also present was Peter Fingar of Fingar Insurance.
Supervisor Staats opened the meeting with the salute to the flag. He introduced Peter Fingar who will go over the insurance policy of the Town with the board.
Discussed insurance for the use of the park soccer field. The leagues would have their own insurance for which we would ask for a certificate of liability with the town named as insured. For non-league participants, if someone were to be injured they would have to prove that the town was at fault. Mr. Fingar did recommend checking the stated values of the vehicles and amending as necessary. We will have another dump/plow truck to add on in 2019. The board decided not to add the optional coverage of Cyber Liability insurance for $314.00 to the policy.
Overall, the increase is 3 ½% or $499.00. Supervisor Staats and the Board thanked Mr. Fingar for being here.
Supervisor Staats explained that we have received sales tax this year that exceeds what was budgeted for in 2018. The general fund is about $60,000 over and the highway fund is $69,000 over. He has been looking into better rates from banks on our balances. The Bank of Greene County has offered 2% on our entire balance without having to lock up any funds. He would rather stay with Bank of Greene County.
The Supervisor would like to know if the board would want to put additional funds into the reserve fund. After discussion regarding truck purchases in future years, a motion was made by Councilman Hempel, seconded by Councilman Desmond to transfer $35,000 from account 9950.9 in the highway fund to Highway Capital Reserve. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilman Desmond to transfer $35,000 from the Highway Fund balance to Highway Capital Equipment Reserve. All in favor. So carried.
BUDGET TRANSFERS: Increase Approp. Decrease Approp.
Assessor – A1355.12 $550.00
Central Communications A1650.4 $ 85.00
Attorney A1420.4 $1,005.00
Parks A7110.41 $2,835.00
Brownfields A7110.42 $2,835.00
General Repairs D5110.4 $340.00
Snow Removal D5142.4 $263.00
Machinery D5130.4 $603.00\
A motion was made by Councilwoman Brownson, seconded by Councilman Desmond to approve the budget transfers. All in favor. So carried.
Councilwoman Brownson reported that the Bank of Greene County has a grant program which is due January 15th. She would like to put in for it for the park entrance improvement which has been suggested.
A motion was made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson to approve General abstract #13A, vouchers #349 – 362 in the amount of $2,106.05. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Hempel, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve to approve General Prepaid abstract #13, vouchers 342-348 in the amount of $651.88. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Gildersleeve, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson to approve Highway abstract #13A, vouchers #124 – 131 in the amount of $5,921.52. All in favor. So carried.
Councilman Gildersleeve does know of someone who is interested in a possible non-league soccer team. He gave Supervisor Staats his information so that he can speak to him.
A motion was made to adjourn at 8:15 P.M. by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.
Mary Helen Shannon, RMC