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Town Board – April 2022

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
April 4, 2022

  1. Call Meeting to Order- 7PM Supervisor Raymond Staats
  2. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes Motion to accept Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve
  3. Written communications
    1. Rate increase Gtel
    2. Email discontinuation to be addressed before end of year
  • Town Clerk Report-reported by Deputy Town Clerk-Lee Gallant Total for General Fund $905.25. Total report for March 2022 $1,090.45.
  • Correspondence for Web Committee-No report
  • Update on Comp Plan given by Mary Howard-Deadline was March 17th. Point system explained for 4 proposals. Handout provided with strengths.
    • Interboro partners
    • Labella Assoc
    • MJ Engineering
    • Hardesty & Hanover

All are proposed 10-16 Month projects

Committee recommends Interboro with Labella to be also be a consideration. Mary is willing to set up interviews. We have 45 days to respond ~ May 10th. Interview/workshop for 2-3 proposals either in person or via Zoom Tuesday, April 19th at 7PM approximately 30 minutes per interview. Supervisor Staats to let Mary Howard know which proposals/companies they would like to interview.

  1. Committee Reports and Updates
  • Bob-Highway report-Port a Potty fencing discussion
  • Lindsey-
    • Climate Smart task force-Working on Training to achieve certification
    • Park Committee present-added to agenda
  • Kris-
    • Reset password on CEO laptop
    • Email update-Will investigate how to move forward with new email server.
    • Created google account for Town
    • Website updates specifically for the Comp Plan Committee-Mary Howard will be provided access
  • Dawn-
    • Columbia Land Conservancy-Grant
    • Bank of Greene County-Pending
    • Swings-emailing pictures so that vendor can see issue
    • List of donors to Park-Help with completing information
  1. Old Business
  • Charging Stations-Atty has not reviewed yet. Decision needs to be made so that it can be forwarded to Attorney for review.
    • Discussion regarding charging stations
  • Additional Duties/Position Deputy Clerk
    • Discussion regarding need of position pros/cons
      • Possible email blasts
  1. New Business
  • Park Committee-Summary Provided to Town Board
    • Kiosk (2) $8114.00/Justin Ledek

Motion to approve Councilwoman Brownson, Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor. So carried.

  • Entrance Sign- $2070 does not include Sign board/Justin Ledek

Motion to approve Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.

  • Park stencils-$2182.10

Motion to approve Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor

Veteran’s Monument Planting $1010.92-Top soil (possibly Tyler order and pick up to save on Delivery) Motion to approve Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

  • Donation Plaques-Pricing ~$50/ea. Can be ordered.
  • Potty Enclosure-Gate swings open for delivery/cleaning.
  • No Mow May-Park kickoff day April 30th. Mowing only walking paths, sports fields and Route 9 and Parking lot areas. Additionally field is only to be mowed 1X per year.
  • Postcard Mailing calling for volunteers and clean up days. Dawn will check with Cheryl for mailing list. Motion to approve $650.00 Postcard mailing. Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.
  • Appoint Building Inspector-Town Board has decided to Hire Eli Fieser as Building Inspector expects to be fully certified by August. Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried. Effective immediately.
  • Workplace Violence Training Video-To be distributed to all Town Employees/paid. Required viewing and test. Should be completed by June 1st.
  1. Supervisor Report
  • County Route 6 to be Tarred and stoned for Maintenance-prolongs blacktop.
  • Complaint regarding sunken drainage grate at Apple Valley Lane & Cty 6
  • Some building maintenance needs to be addressed.
  1. Motion To Pay Abstracts

Motion to pay General abstract #4 Vouchers #76-92 $5454.00 By Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilman Desmond All in Favor. So carried.

Motion to pay Highway abstract #4 Vouchers #31-43 $14,517.71 By Councilwoman Brownson Seconded by Desmond All in Favor. So carried.

  1. Public Communication/Comments To Board-NONE

Motion to adjourn at 8:49PM by Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully Submitted
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk