Town Board Minutes
Audit and Review
January 16, 2021
The Clermont Town Board met on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. at the Town Hall to audit the 2020 books of officials and to review the town policies. Those in attendance were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilwoman Dawn Brownson, Tax Collector Joan Buser, Lee Gallant, Court Clerk for Justices Richard Christensen and Ronald Banks and Town Clerk Tracey Gallant. Absent were Board members Councilwoman Lindsey Lusher Shute and Councilman Kris Gildersleeve.
The board members audited the books of the Tax Collector, Town Justices, Supervisor and Town Clerk and found everything to be in order.
The resolutions for the Fee Schedule, Official Undertaking Agreements with the Canaan Fellowship and with Pine Plains Veterinary and Round Top Animal Hospital were reviewed and no changes.
The policies reviewed were Cash Management, Code of Ethics, Highway Personnel, Investment, Procurement, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence.
A change was made to the Procurement Policy on page 1, Guideline 3-All estimated purchases, c, remove ‘but greater than $250 are’ and add ‘is left to the discretion of the purchaser’. Guideline 3 – All estimated public works contracts, c, remove ‘but greater than $500 are’ and add ‘is left to the discretion of the purchaser’.
The Board also interviewed Cheryl Werner for a position on the Zoning Board of Appeals. A decision will be made at the February meeting.
Mary Helen Shannon, RMC
Deputy Town Clerk