TOWN BOARD MEETING
April 15, 2013 Page 1 of 2
The regular meeting of the Richfield Town Baord was held on Monday, April 15, 2013, at the Richfield Town Hall. The meeting was called to order at 7:00 PM by Supervisor Enjem. Other board members in attendance were Domion, Seamon, and Snyder. Board member Bond was absent.
Motion to pay claims as presented by Seamon, second by Snyder. Domion – yes, Seamon – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.
A and B General $ 3,542.87
DA Highway $11,596.03
SL,TA $ 589.05
H(Wind Project) $ 376.25
Motion by Domion, second by Snyder to approve minutes of March 18, 2013. Domion – yes, Seamon – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.
Motion by Seamon, second by Domion to advertise for hot mix paving of certain town roads. Domion – yes, Seamon – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes. Old tires from the highway department and some picked up along roads have been disposed of. The highway employees will attend a NYMIR sponsored training on “call before you dig” on Wednesday.
The clerk reported on tax collections and distributed the March fire report.
Supervisor Enjem had the attorney make one change to the proposed heavy industry moratorium and penciled in others. He made copies for board members. Board member Snyder is concerned with Section 5 of the proposed moratorium. Why create another committee when the Town and Planning board already exist and can work on any changes to our current ordinances? The supervisor stated that the town board is dysfunctional and that is why the committee is needed. Board member Snyder reminded the supervisor that in February she sent him an e-mail suggesting that a timetable be set up to work on this issue. Board member Domion suggested that a special workshop meeting be considered. The subject was then tabled.
The Code of Ethics needs some changes, no action was taken.
The Supervisor asked if anyone is interested in attending the Mohawk Valley Economic Development luncheon in Mohawk on April 24th. No one is able to attend.
TOWN BOARD MEETING
April 15, 2013 Page 2 of 2
Scott Fickbohm addressed the board on the Lake Watershed Management Plan. There is a survey for the town to complete that will give the committee an idea of the concerns and needs of the community. Canadarago Lake is a valuable resource both esthetically and financially to the area. Surveys will be sent to the public hopefully by the end of May. Board members Seamon and Snyder represent the Town of Richfield on the watershed committee.
Privilege of the Floor:
Larry Budro – Richfield. Communicate more with your board members.
Dawn Seamon – Richfield. Doesn’t understand why board member Snyder doesn’t want a committee.
Carol Frigault – Richfield. Asked what a workshop would entail; would public be allowed to participate; Village of Cooperstown got a grant because they have a comprehensive plan.
Nick Palevsky –Richfield. The board does listen to the public, the speakers have not been persuasive enough. The latest draft of the moratorium is not much different than previous versions.
Larry Frigault – Richfield. There is a difference between public comment and working on a committee.
Patrick Doyle – wind company. The Protect Richfield flyer says the wind company WILL apply for another permit. There is no justification for that statement; it is being used as a scare tactic.
The Supervisor would like to go to the Association of Towns finance school in May.
There is a presentation on wind power at school tomorrow night. Supervisor Enjem plans to go.
Motion to adjourn at 8:00 PM by Seamon, second by Snyder. Domion – yes, Seamon – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.
Monica Harris, Clerk