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Town Board – Review of books – January 2018



JANUARY 13, 2018

The Clermont Town Board met on Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10:00 A. M. to review and audit the books of the Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Town Justices and Supervisor and to review all policies.  Those present were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilwoman Dawn Brownson and Councilman Kris Gildersleeve.  Councilman Evan Hempel was absent.  Others present were Joan Buser, Tax Collector, Ronald Banks, Town Justice, Lee Gallant, Court Clerk and Mary Helen Shannon, Town Clerk.

After the audit of the books for the end of 2017 and random months during the year, the Board found no discrepancies.

The following policies were reviewed with no changes:

            Cash Management Policy

            Code of Ethics

            Highway Personnel Policy

Investment Policy

Procurement Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

The Highway Personnel Policy was reviewed and there was discussion about Health insurance for family membership.  Supervisor Staats would like to talk to the County Human Resources department before any changes are made.

It has been suggested that we should have a noise ordinance.  Our town engineer has submitted a proposal for review.  The board will review this with our building inspector and engineer before adopting the ordinance.

The building inspector has suggested some changes to the building permit fees.  The board agrees with the changes he is proposing and it will be adopted at the next meeting.

There were no changes to the lease with the Canaan Fellowship for use of the Community House and no changes to the agreements with Pine Plains Veterinary Associates and Round Top Animal Hospital for their services.

A motion was made to adjourn at 12:30 P.M. by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.  All in favor.  So carried.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon, RMC

Town Clerk