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Town Board – Audit and Review Meeting – January 2019

                                              CLERMONT TOWN BOARD MEETING

                                                            JANUARY 19, 2019

The Town Board held the meeting to review the books for the year ending 2018for the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Town Justices. Those present were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilwoman Dawn Brownson, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilman Evan Hempel and Councilman Kris Gildersleeve.  Also present was Joan Buser, Tax Collector, Ronald Banks, Town Justice, Lee Gallant, Court Clerk for Richard Christensen, Town Justice and Mary Helen Shannon, Town Clerk.  Supervisor Staats opened the meeting.

The records were reviewed of the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Justice Banks and Justice Christensen and the Tax Collector by the Board.

The Board also held interviews for a position on the Zoning Board of Appeals. There were two interviewed today, Phyllis Heiko and Cody Rockefeller.  There will be one more interviewed on 1/24/19, Ben Peacock at 7:00 P.M.  Councilman Desmond will contact one more who was interested, Brenda Case.

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.

The following policies were reviewed with no changes:

Cash Management Policy

Code of Ethics

Investment Policy

Procurement Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Workplace Violence Prevention Policy

The board reviewed the Highway Personnel Policy and a motion was made to increase the number of sick days which can be accumulated and carried over to the next year from 30 days to 60 days. This motion was made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve.  All in favor.  So carried.

Discussed Councilman Kris Gildersleeve attending the Association of Towns training session in NYC on February 17th through February 19th.  A motion was made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Hempel.  So carried.  Councilwoman Brownson had left prior to this vote.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:30 P.M. on a motion made by Supervisor Staats, seconded by Councilman Desmond.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Helen Shannon, RMC

Town Clerk