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Town Board – January 2023

Town of Clermont
Monthly Meeting
January 2nd, 2023

The Clermont Town Board held their regular monthly meeting on Monday January 2nd, 2023 at the Town Hall.

  1. Call Meeting to Order @7:15PM following the 2023 organizational meeting by Supervisor Staats with the Pledge of Allegiance.
  2. Approval of prior Town Board Meeting Minutes-
    • Approval of December General Meeting Minutes, Motion to accept by Councilwoman Desmond, Seconded by Councilman Gildersleeve. All in Favor So Carried
    • Minutes from 2022 Year end meeting will be approved at next general meeting

Clerk Report

  • Total for General Fund $1420.42
  • NYS Ag&Mkts $11.00
  • Total report for December 2022 $1431.42
  • Mail Review-None
  • Web Committee-Nothing new to report
  1. Committee Reports and Updates
    1. Bob
      • Report on Highway Department-New Truck is Registered and in service, Department is happy with it. Old truck has been put out for suplus sale.
      • Discussion on ZBA/Planning ordinance in relation to dual use on same site.
    2. Lindsey
      • No updates to report
    3. Kris
      • Updating website
      • Looking at Town email options and will continue to investigate best option for town use
    4. Dawn
      • Should have answer soon one HV Climate Change Grant that has been applied for
      • Bank of Greene County Grant due January 15th
      • Columbia Land Conservancy Grant application due end of February
  2. Old Business
    • Requested that insurance be added for Law Enforcement coverage in the amount of $761.00
    • Donations for the Park
      1. Raymond issued a personal Thank you to Mary Howard for starting the Matching donation as it is very much appreciated.
      2. All donors names and donation were read and Thanked
    • Park update
      1. 2 sets of keys for the park kiosks were provided to the Town Clerk
      2. Estimate for contract for park maintenance for the 2023 season was presented and discussed. Additional discussion will take place at the February meeting for possible approval.
      3. Playground planning will begin January/February
      4. Wedding request for Late Summer/Early Fall for park-Request that the party requesting investigate insurance options.
      5. Updated installations for Park. Potty enclosure, bike racks, handicapped parking spots and Benches.
    • Comprehensive plan update
      1. No December Meeting, January meeting will be Monday January 9th at 7PM.
      2. Hope to have Survey Data for review at next meeting.
      3. Plan seems to be on track for completion by the end of 2023
  1. New Business
    • Review of the books—January 14th at 10AM-Clerk will notify Judges and Tax collector
    • NYS Senate Proclamation
      • Daphne Jordan presented a few weeks ago for Town of Clermont becoming a Purple Heart Community. Thank you to Dawn for organizing the campaign.
  1. Supervisors Report-
    • Supervisor Staats just wanted to report that again he did vote against the county budget. He was the only supervisor to vote against it however he has a hard time voting in favor of a budget that only adds to the County Fund Balance that is already quite large.
  1. Motion To Pay Abstracts
    • Motion to pay Highway abstract #1 Vouchers # 1-2 $7,027.08 By Councilman Gildersleeve Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.
    • Motion to pay General abstract #1 Vouchers #1-12 $28,855.33 By Councilwoman Lusher Shute Seconded by Councilman Desmond. All in Favor. So carried.

Association of Towns Meeting in February. Councilman Gildersleeve to attend. Motion to approve Hotel/Conference Registration of $800 by Councilman Desmond, Seconded by Councilwoman Brownson. All in Favor. So carried.

Public Communication/Comments to Board-

Motion to adjourn at 8:30PM by Councilman Desmond Seconded by Councilwoman Lusher Shute. All in Favor. So carried.

Respectfully submitted.
Tracey J Gallant
Town Clerk