CLERMONT TOWN BOARD MINUTES
FEBRUARY 3, 2020
The Clermont Town Board held its regular meeting on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilwoman Dawn Brownson, Councilwoman Lindsey Lusher-Shute and Councilman Kris Gildersleeve. Others present were Mary Howard, Park Committee chair, Amy Parrella, Mary Louise Kalin, Ellen Earle, Anthony Finta, Jennifer Phillips, Phyllis Heiko, Dianne O’Neal, Ray Tousey and two others.
Supervisor Staats opened the meeting with the salute to the flag. He introduced Mary Howard and Amy Parrella who presented the Park committees recommendations on the Hettling and Clermont Park development. These recommendations were compiled from the committee reports and the survey which was sent out to residents seeking input for the park. The plan for short term and long-term goals, phases of development and budgeting were discussed. The board will review the plan and any questions that they have will be discussed at future meetings. Ms. Parrella will be able to amend the plan as needed based on the changes/corrections from tonight’s meeting and future meetings. A sub-committee will be set up utilizing current members. Mary Howard will not be able to chair any longer. She thanked all the committee members and the town board. The board thanked Mary and all the committee members for their hard work.
- December 30, 2019 Year End – A motion was made by Councilman Desmond to accept the minutes, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. Councilman Desmond, aye; Councilwoman Brownson, aye, Councilman Gildersleeve, aye; Supervisor Staats, aye; Motion passed.
- January 6, 2020 Organizational Meeting – A motion was made by Councilman Desmond to accept the minutes, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. Councilman Desmond, aye, Councilwoman Lusher-Shute, aye; Councilman Gildersleeve, aye; Supervisor Staats, aye. Councilwoman Brownson was absent. Passed.
- January 6, 2020 Regular meeting – A motion was made by Councilman Desmond to accept the minutes, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. Councilman Desmond, aye, Councilwoman Lusher-Shute, aye; Councilman Gildersleeve, aye; Supervisor Staats, aye. Councilwoman Brownson was absent. Passed.
- January 18, 2020 – Review of the books/policies – A motion was made by Councilwoman Brownson to accept the minutes, seconded by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute. Councilman Desmond, aye; Councilwoman Brownson, aye, Councilwoman Lusher-Shute, aye; Supervisor Staats, aye. Passed.
TOWN CLERK’S REPORT:
The Town Clerk presented the Supervisor with a check for the General Fund in the amount of $1,167.89 and a check for Trust and Agency in the amount of $2,250.00.
- Office of the Aging Elder Express Newsletter for January – March
- Budget and Revenue Report for January, 2020
- Website: Councilman Gildersleeve has been updating and checking links on the new website.
- Councilman Desmond said that Councilman Gildersleeve also was able to get a new laptop for the Assessor when her old one failed. He also thanked the Highway department.
- Councilwoman Lusher-Shute brought info from Terrabilt on a receiver board that would be used in a kiosk for the park. The estimated cost would be $1400 plus shipping for each of the kiosks.
- The board met on January 18th to review the books of the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Judges. Also, a review of the policies was made. The policies which will be updated are the Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence. Supervisor Staats will review the County’s policies when they have been updated.
- The Supervisor will be looking into a registration policy for special event vendors so that the town will know how many events are being held at any particular place. This could be added to the schedule of fees with a charge for each event.
- Our videographer, Fred Cartier, will no longer be videotaping our meetings. A discussion was held as to whether or not we will be videotaping the meetings in the future.
- The County has appointed Kenneth Dow to replace Virginia Martin as Election Commissioner.
- There was a County Highway worker injured recently while at work cutting trees.
- He is very pleased with the plowing that has been done by the State on Route 9, 9G and Route 82, after recently taking it back from the County.
A motion was made by Councilman Desmond to approve Trust & Agency abstract #2, voucher #2 in the amount of $250.00, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Brownson to approve General prepaid abstract #2, vouchers #14-16 in the amount $288.24, seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Lusher-Shute to approve Highway abstract #2, vouchers #3 – 14 in the amount of $8,450.78, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Gildersleeve to approve General abstract #2A, vouchers #17-43 in the amount of $7,450.42, seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in favor. So carried.
Mary Howard suggested signs at venues to alert neighboring properties that there will be an event or of a subdivision or lot line adjustment.
The meeting was adjourned on a motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve at 9:10 P.M.
Mary Helen Shannon, RMC