|TOWN OF KINGSTON
July 24, 2003
The regular workshop meeting of the Town of Kingston was held at the
Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:37 PM by Supervisor
Weiss. Present at the meeting were Supervisor Weiss, Councilman Smith,
Councilman Kern, and Councilman Queipo.
Councilman Gaddy was absent.
Supervisor Weiss gave out the balances of the budget as of June 30th.
Audit of town books followed. Councilman Kern praised Debbie for a job
well done. Town Justice Richard Alberstadt stated that Susie was doing
a super job for him. The Town Board stated that Laura's books looked
good. Motion by Supervisor Weiss and seconded by Councilman Queipo was
made to approve the audit. There were four aye votes.
Highway Superintendent, Wayne Platte reported on the highway. The last
storm did a lot of damage in the Sweet Meadows area. The highway crew
are helping town residents with picking up debris. Supervisor Weiss
thanked Alfie for helping to remove a tree that came down on a car in
Sweet Meadows. The highway crew will pick up the brush as it is put by
the curb in Sweet Meadows.
Wayne reported that some of the spring cleanup was not picked up as of
today. Discussion followed regarding the spring cleanup and the
problems with the recycling not being picked up.
Wayne reported that the paving was done on Wintergreen and Meyers Roads
with the help of the Town of Ulster. It took two days and 400 tons of
blacktop. The highway department will be paving part of Sweet Meadows
next. Discussion followed with the problem of basketball courts, etc.
in road. Wayne will go to the individuals involved before they start
Salt Shed _ Councilman Smith asked Wayne and Dennis to check to see
about the use of the land offered on Hill Road. Supervisor Weiss asked
Wayne to check into the feasibility of the land. It was reported that
Wes Cross said DEC doesn't have to get involved but Dennis will check
with our lawyer on Wednesday.
Zip Code Change _ Councilman Kern read a quote from the postal
authority. Supervisor Weiss reported for Councilman Gaddy that on
Wednesday, July 30th, the Town of Kingston, City of Kingston, and the
Postal Service will be meeting in Newburgh regarding the zip code
Wayne requested that the town buy a new heavy duty weed whacker. Motion
was made by Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Queipo to
purchase a new weed whacker spending up to $300.00. There were four aye
Councilman Queipo reported that Karl Schuerzinger is need to use the
digital camera to do case. Discussion followed. It was decided that
Karl should use the 35 mm camera and that the town will reimburse him
Councilman Queipo reported that the joint meeting with the Planning
Board, ZBA, and Building Inspector is on hold until they receive the
final copy of the Zoning.
Councilman Smith reported that the cable to Wayne's computer is not
working. It will be fixed shortly. He also reported that the supplies
to connect Karl's computer is in.
Councilman Smith reported that the e-mail addresses are set up for the
departments that wanted one.
Weiss made a motion and Councilman Queipo seconded the motion to charge
the new fees from State. The motion was withdrew. Councilman Queipo
asked Laura L. Joy to correct the fees and submit them to the Town
Board at the next meeting.
stated that she is still having problems with the State with the dogs.
The State has over sixty dogs that are not for our town. She also
reported that she will be interviewing a person to be her deputy in
Supervisor Weiss reported on Woodstock Tattoo and Body Arts Festival.
to approve the following transfers was made by Supervisor Weiss and
seconded by Councilman Smith. (Transfer from A1990.4 Contingency to
A5010.4 Highway Supt. C.E $149.60, transfer from A1990.4 Contingency to
A8510.4 Community Beautification $275.00, transfer from A1990.4
Contingency to A9050.8 Employment Taxes $29.47 and transfer from
D5148.4 Other Services to DS9050.8 Employment Taxes $22.32.) There were
four aye votes.
Motion to pay phone and cable bills was made by Councilman Smith and
seconded by Councilman Queipo. There were four aye votes.
Weiss made the motion to untable the motion for the Family Day.
Councilman Smith seconded the motion. All were in favor. Discussion
followed. Supervisor Weiss requested that the Family Day last year cost
around $800. Supervisor Weiss stated that we could cancel the ice cream
social and trophy's for the softball due to the poor turnout in
previous years. Motion was made by Councilman Smith and seconded by
Councilman Queipo to contact the Family Ski Center to set up a date and
price for the event. Supervisor Weiss is allowed to spend up to
$1,000.00. There were four aye votes.
Weiss stated that the data collectors have finished 180 parcels as of
July 15th. The collectors are charging $20.00 per parcel.
Highway Superintendent Wayne Platte asked if we were reimbursed for the
snow storms yet.
Weiss reported from the supervisors meeting that a question came up
regarding the highway superintendent's salary. Several towns including
our town will be having new highway superintendents this coming year.
Discussion followed. Wayne Platte, Highway Superintendent felt that the
salary should not be changed for our town.
Supervisor Weiss stated that the old copier will be moved to storage.
Motion to adjourn at 9:45 PM was made by Councilman Smith and seconded
by Councilman Queipo. All were in favor.
Laura L. Joy
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