TOWN OF KINGSTON
August 21, 2003
The workshop meeting of the Town of Kingston was called to order by
Supervisor Weiss at 7:50 PM with the following present: Supervisor
Weiss, Councilman Smith, Councilman Kern, Councilman Gaddy, and
Supervisor Weiss thanked the board and everyone present for having the
meeting a little bit late due to the Family Day at the water slide.
Town Clerk, Laura L. Joy introduced Roni Jandura who she would like to
have as her deputy town clerk/tax collector. Supervisor Weiss made the
motion to appoint Roni Jandura as a deputy town clerk/tax collector
until January 1, 2004 and Councilman Kern seconded the motion. There
were five aye votes. Laura also stated that the shelving was installed
in her part of the storage area. Laura stated that she will be going to
a workshop on August 28th on Inactive Record Management at UCCC.
Councilman Kern reported that Wayne Platte asked permission to pave the
rest of Hill Road instead of part of Sweet Meadows. Councilman Kern
made the motion to change the paving schedule from part of Sweet
Meadows to the rest of Hill Road. Councilman Smith seconded the motion.
There were five aye votes.
Councilman Kern reported that there was a problem on Hallihan Hill Road
and Murray Road. Someone was delivering a modular home in two sections
and that they had the road blocked because they were having problems
making the turns. Councilman Kern went to Laura's house to call the
State Police for assistance. He was concerned because the roads were
blocked and the people had no way of getting to their homes. If there
was an emergency there was no way that a fire truck or ambulance to get
to any homes past Murray Road. Supervisor Weiss asked Councilman Kern
to check with Wayne Platte to see what other towns do regarding this
Councilman Kern questioned what was to be done with the contracts.
Discussion followed. Councilman Kern would like the town receive
reports from the dog control officer. Discussion followed regarding the
town attorney contract. Discussed the rates for their services _ if it
should be a flat rate or an hourly rate or a combined rate. Discussion
Councilman Smith reported that roadrunner was installed on Wayne's
computer. Councilman Smith reported that he has the phone number for
the Archdiocese in New York so that we could possibly call them
regarding their land off Ruby Road/Hallihan Hill for a possible site
for a new salt shed.
Supervisor Weiss will contact Wes Cross to see who he should contact in
DEC to see why our permit was declined to repair the salt shed.
Councilman Gaddy reported that Fire Chief Bill Hughes requested that
the town try to do something with the speeders on Sawkill Road. There
were two car accidents on the Sawkill Road within two days of each
other. We will ask the Sheriff's department to check on the speeders.
Councilman Gaddy stated that he will check with the Onteora School
District regarding their playground that they recently installed.
Discussion followed regarding the playground. Councilman Gaddy will
check on getting some kind of grant to fix the playground.
Councilman Queipo reported that he had the planning board minutes. He
also reported that Karl has 200 hours left in his budget. Councilman
Queipo submitted a Memorandum he received from Karl Schuerzinger
regarding permits. Discussion followed.
There was concern with the upcoming Tattoo Festival at the Harley
Davidson establishment on Route 28. Council Queipo will contact Karl
regarding his concerns.
Weiss reported that he met with Peter Graham, our town attorney
regarding the Heyer Assessment law suit. He gave Peter a copy of the
letter that the ZBA sent to Heyer. They have grieved their assessment
before. They did not submit all the information that they should have
to the zoning board of appeals.
Supervisor Weiss stated that he would have the paper work on the zoning
at our next town board meeting.
Weiss asked Peter what we could do recording the assessor. We can not
replace him because they are appointed for a set term and approved by
the State. Discussion followed. Supervisor Weiss will send the assessor
a letter regarding the concerns the town has and he will have Peter and
the town board approve the letter before it is sent.
Weiss reported that he received an estimated bill from the New York
Retirement System and that we are short approximately $3,000 due to
retroactive adjustments the Retirement System has made. We will receive
the actual bill sometime in November.
Weiss requested Laura to distribute the forms for the budget to all the
departments as soon as possible. The forms will be returned to
Supervisor Weiss and then he will make his recommendations and submit
the budget to the town board.
Supervisor Weiss reported that the workmen's compensation has gone up
approximately $600 or more. Discussion followed.
Weiss reported that he has prices from three vendors and he is waiting
to receive prices from Williams Lumber on fixing the playground.
Supervisor Weiss reported that Wayne stated that the highway crew would
not be able to take the pine tree done because it is too dangerous
because of the wires go through it. The highway crew will trim it and
take the oak tree and roots down. It was suggested that we check with
the Brotherhood in Rifton to see what there suggestions would be since
they make playground toys etc. The question arose if we would open the
playground when the swings were fixed. Discussion followed. We will
wait until we get the prices from Williams Lumber.
arose regarding garbage and junk put out to the curb ahead of time for
pick up. Some wondered if we could set a time limit for putting stuff
out to the curb. Discussion followed.
Supervisor Weiss will check with Chuck from RRA regarding the 90#
Supervisor Weiss reported that the
area by the Monument is washing away. We will check on moving or fixing
Weiss stated that the Town of Woodstock made a deal with the Woodstock
Tattoo Festival and that the festival would be held. There will be no
parking on Rt. 28 and that the police agencies involved will be out on
Rt. 28. If anyone would like passes to go to the festival, you should
write to the promoters for them. Supervisor Weiss will check with the
Sheriff's Department for additional patrols of our roads during the
festival since the new bridge is open on the Sawkill Road.
Rion questioned the salt shed. He stated that the Town of Woodstock is
building a new one near the creek. Discussion followed. The town
received a verbal refusal. We will be checking into getting the refusal
in writing from DEC and checking into somehow fixing the existing salt
shed for now.
Supervisor Weiss reported that he will be out of town on Sunday and
Monday this week.
Motion to adjourn at 9:10 PM was made by Councilman Queipo and seconded
by Councilman Smith. All present were in favor.
Laura L. Joy
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