|TOWN BOARD MEETING
JANUARY 3, 2006
PRESENT: Councilpersons: Cheryl Boyd, Bruce Dolph, Luis Rodriguez-Bentancourt, Supervisor John Meredith, Hwy. Supt., Walt Geidel, Town Clerk, Ronda Williams
OTHERS PRESENT: Bob Cairns – Walton Reporter, Maureen Wacha, and Mrs. Rodriguez-Betancourt
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE: Councilperson Armstrong led the Pledge of Allegiance
The following took their Oath of Office; John Meredith - Supervisor, Kevin Armstrong – Council Person, Luis Rodriguez-Bentancourt – Council Person, Walt Geidel – Hwy Superintendent, Bruce Dolph – Council Person.
RESOLUTIONS: The following resolutions (1-14) were presented to the Councilpersons by Supervisor Meredith. Motion listed at end of resolutions.
Town Board Meetings—Second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at the
Walton Town Board Room, 129 North Street, Walton, NY
Official Radio Station—WDLA
Official Newspaper—The Walton Reporter
Official Library—William B. Ogden Free Library
Official Depository—National Bank of Delaware County
Code Enforcement Officer – Mark Jacobs
Sole Assessor – Mark Jacobs, term will expire on Sept. 30, 2007
Planning board Chairman – Gale Sheridan
ZBA Chairman – Donald O’Connell
ZBA Board Member – Stephen Hodge
Board of Assessment Review Secretary – Louis Lurenz
Law Enforcement Officer – Delaware County Sheriff Thomas Mills
Reimbursement for Mileage - $0.40 per mile
Approval of Salaries
1. Supervisor $15,985.00
2. Town Board Members $876.00 each
3. Superintendent of Highways $36,060.00
4. Town Clerk $26,085.00
5. Justices $6,952.50 each
6. Sole Assessor $34,500.00
7. Deputy Town Clerks $7.50 per hour
8. Town Attorney $13,911.00
9. Building Maintenance $4,637.00
10. Dog Control Officer $5,629.00
11. General Highway Foreman $1,392.00
12. Code Enforcement Officer $10,678.00
13. Health Officer $876.00
14. Registrar of Vital Statistics $876.00
15. Court Clerk $4,645.00
RESOLUTION #1-14 APPROVAL OF ANNUAL RESOLUTIONS
Motion by Councilman Dolph, second by Councilman Armstrong to accept the resolutions as presented. Vote 5 ayes, Armstrong, Boyd, Dolph, Rodriguez, and Supervisor Meredith. 0 nays. Motion Carried.
1. Deputy Town Supervisor – Bruce Dolph
2. General Highway Foreman – Ronald Fletcher
3. Town Historian – Walton Historical Society
The Town Board Committees were presented as follows —
-Public Works Boyd & Armstrong
-Finance & Insurance Dolph & Boyd
-Legal & Ordinance Rodriguez & Dolph
-Land Use & Village Rodriguez & Dolph
-Personnel Boyd & Dolph
-Union Negotiations Armstrong & Dolph
-Building & Grounds Boyd & Armstrong
-Technology Dolph & Armstrong
-Emergency Disaster Rodriguez & Boyd
-Historical Boyd & Armstrong
APPROVAL OF ABSTRACTS:
A motion was made by Councilman Armstrong, second by Dolph to approve the abstracts for payments as presented. All in favor, motion carried.
General A #335-350 $2,337.90
TOWN CLERK: I reported on the delay of receiving the tax rolls and disk from the County.
Reported on the 2006 Training School and Annual Meeting of the Association of Towns.
Reported on the permissive referendum for the sale of the .94 acres of Town land.
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT: Reported that he will be meeting with the DEC on the Houck Mountain by-pass.
SUPERVISOR: Reported that the appointed Sole Assessor is fully qualified for the position.
Presented to the Board an agreement between the Delaware County Planning Board and the Town of Walton for planning services from the County at the cost of $3,500.00.
RESOLUTION #16 AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY PLANNING BOARD
A motion was made by Councilman Dolph, second by Armstrong to give the Supervisor permission to sign and enter into the agreement with the County Planning Board and the Town of Walton. Vote 5 ayes, Armstrong, Boyd, Dolph, Rodriguez, and Supervisor Meredith. 0 nays. Motion Carried.
Councilman Armstrong reported that the sale of the highway truck brought $5,960.00 on ebay.
Highway Superintendent invited the Board to the Fire Department for a tour of the facility and the Emergency Disaster Command Center.
Councilman Rodriguez spoke of the poor communication between the hospital and ambulances and would like to improve this system. He would also like to the Disaster Plan for the Town updated. “Everyone needs to be included into the plan”.
Councilman Armstrong reported that negotiations are continuing with the Highway Department Personnel.
With no further business before the Board the meeting was adjourned at 6:34 p.m.
Walton Town Clerk