TOWN OF KINGSTON
TOWN BOARD MEETING
August 4, 2003
The regular town board meeting of the Town of Kingston was
held at the town hall this evening. Supervisor Weiss called the meeting
to order at 7:31 PM with the following present: Supervisor Weiss,
Councilman Smith, Councilman Kern, and Councilman Quiepo. Councilman
Gaddy came in late during the Supervisor's report.
Motion to approve the minutes of the July Town Board meeting and the
July Workshop meeting was made by Councilman Smith and seconded by
Councilman Quiepo. There were four aye votes.
Supervisor Weiss read the supervisor's report.
Town Clerk, Laura L. Joy read the town clerk's report for July.
Supervisor Weiss made the motion and Councilman Gaddy seconded the
motion to make the following transfers: A1990.4 Contingency to A5010.4
Highway Superintendent C/E $149.60, A1990.4 Contingency to A8510.4
Community Beautification $275.00, A1990.4 Contingency to A9050.8
Employment Taxes $29.47, and A1990.4 Contingency to A7510.4 Historian
C/E $6.00. There were five aye votes.
Councilman Smith made the motion and Councilman Gaddy seconded the
motion to pay General Bills #257 through #293 for $15,054.89 and
Highway Bills #249 through #256 for $1,376.62. There were five aye
Supervisor Weiss thanked Councilman Kern for running the last two
meetings and the Town Board while he was absent and he also explained
why he was absent.
Councilman Kern deferred to Highway Superintendent Wayne Platte. Wayne
Platte, Superintendent of Highways reported on the cleanup from the
last storm. There was a lot of damage in the Sweet Meadows area of the
Town. He also reported that the new weed whacker is here and in use
Supervisor Weiss thanked Wayne and his crew for a job well done on the
recent storm and loss of power.
Councilman Gaddy reported on: Zip Code - He had a meeting with the post
office and the City of Kingston. Sadly he reported the post office
would not be able to give us our own zip code. He stated that the post
office suggested that the Town of Kingston furnish anyone who is having
problems insurance, etc. stating where they live and our population.
Councilman Smith _ No report.
Councilman Quiepo read the monthly report from the Code Enforcement
Officer. Councilman Quiepo told the Building Inspector that he would
have to use the 35 mm camera until the Assessor is finished with the
Digital camera. That was ok with Karl.
Councilman Quiepo reported that John Konior does not send anything
official to the County.
Supervisor Weiss reported that the recreation program was finished and
the last day he had James Kilfoyle with his police dog and another Town
of Ulster Police Officer here to do a program.
Weiss stated that we would have the Family Day Picnic at the Sawkill
Family Ski Center on Thursday August 21st from 4 PM to 7 PM with the
rain date August 22nd.
will be the same price as last year. We would have to pay for the
go-carts and the golf and water slide is free. The Kiwanis Club will be
doing the cooking.
Supervisor Weiss reported on the Tattoo Festival which will be held
Weiss contacted Wes Cross regarding the salt shed. Mr. Cross stated
that the DEC stated that we can not fix or rebuild the salt shed in its
Kern questioned the problems with the playground. Councilman Kern moved
that the Town Board authorize the posting of signs, at several
locations, announcing the town playground is closed and that any
removable equipment be taken down. All stationary equipment be marked
with "DO NOT CROSS" tape. Councilman Smith seconded the motion.
Discussion followed. Councilman Kern and Highway Superintendent Wayne
Platte inspected the playground on July 25th and found the following
1: Ramp on play gym has a broken
2: Plate on top of ramp ends turned up.
3: Broken end on slide platform.
4: Split board at bridge.
5: Split board on lower platform.
6: Baby swing split and busted arm end.
7: Large swing metal end bentup Ubolt needs replacement.
8: Large swing seat split metal tab sticking up.
9: Large swing metal tab up rusted chain.
10: Tree over swing set leaning roots up.
11: Pine Tree dead branches over play area.
12: Dead branches tree next to swings at back of basketball court.
13: Dead branches over pavilion.
14: Fence open in back of pavilion (3rd year).
15: Wire hanging off building.
16: Broken door knob on building (office) sharp edges.
17: Open holes in building (from insulation).
18: Extension cord on cellar roof.
19: Cellar roof broken.
20: Bleachers split and splintering.
There were four aye and one nye vote for closing the playground.
Kern questioned what we intended to do with the recycling shed.
Discussion followed. It was decided to watch and see what happens with
questioned what was being done with the new zoning laws. Supervisor
Weiss stated that Peter Graham has the old, new and a list of the
changes so that he can do what has to be done so that they can become
the new zoning laws.
Clerk, Laura L. Joy reported that the State raised the marriage license
fees. We will be charging $40.00 for the marriage license now.
Weiss reported on the RRA and if we wanted to try using 90# totes.
Councilman Kern made the motion and Councilman Smith seconded the
motion for Supervisor Weiss to explore with the RRA on using some 90#
totes throughout the town. There were five aye votes.
Weiss reported that the workers at the town hall requested that the
Town Hall have a thorough professional cleaning because it is quite
dusty, etc. Councilman Kern will get two estimates on the cleaning.
workers in the town hall also requested that the outside of the
building be cleaned, holes plugged. Councilman Gaddy suggested that the
window frames be painted. Discussion followed. It was decided that we
would do nothing with the outside.
Weiss asked what was going on with the water survey. Councilman Quiepo
said that there was no interest and that we should close the matter.
Supervisor Weiss stated that is budget time again. Please let him know
what nights we should have budget meetings.
Councilman Kern questioned when Peter Graham's contract was up for
Weiss stated that the contracts for the town attorney, dog control
officer and the RRA need to be negotiated. Supervisor Weiss asked
Councilman Kern to work on the contracts.
questioned who's responsibility it was for supplying information when
someone has to send out letters to residents when the people is going
for a subdivision, etc. Discussion followed. It was decided that Laura
is to supply the maps, etc. for the people to look up the information
that they need.
QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS:
Motion to adjourn at 8:45 PM by Councilman Gaddy and seconded by
Councilman Queipo. All were in favor.
The next workshop meeting will be August 21st after the picnic between
7:30 and 8 PM.
The next town board meeting will be on Thursday, September 4th due to
Laura L. Joy