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2015 Town Board Minutes > Town Board Meeting - MAY 18, 2015


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The regular meeting of the Richfield Town Board was held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Richfield Town Hall.  The meeting was called to order at 6:00 PM by Supervisor Enjem.  Other board members in attendance were Bond, Eckler, Palumbo, and Snyder.


Ryan Fagan addressed the board on CLIA activities.  CLIA will meet at Bakers Beach on June 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM. The  fireworks and boat parade will be held on July 4th.There will be a pig roast and golf tournament on July 18, 2015, at Meadowlinks; August 1, 2015 is celebrate the lake day, CLIA will hold a meeting at the beach on August 22, 2015.  Boat inspections will be done at the boat launch; the lake is being monitored; the watershed management plan is complete and copies were presented to the board.  Fagan asked for a resolution of support for the watershed project. The supervisor will talk to the Town of Exeter supervisor to see what we can contribute.


Rod Sluyter spoke to the board about the Wayne King Memorial.  There is a design for the proposed open pavilion. The committee has formulated a web site that will allow people to call and make donations. An attorney is working with the committee to create a tax ID number so donations can be sent directly to the bank account.  It is estimated that about $22,000.00 will be needed, but as soon as $10,000.00 is raised the contractor will order materials.


Supervisor Enjem questioned two bills submitted for mileage. One from the clerk (111), the other (008) from Planning Board alternate Richard Harris.  The clerk’s bill was to close the tax books with the county treasurer; the bill from the Planning Board alternate was for training at the Meadows.  Motion by Enjem, second by Bond to pay claims as presented.  Bond – yes, Eckler – yes, Palumbo – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.

                                    A General                                            $    2,725.88

                                    B General                                            $         19.60

                                    DA Highway                                      $    3,134.87

                                    DB Highway                                       $    1,761.53

                                    SL Street Lighting                              $         84.73

                                                                        Total                $    7,726.61

Motion by Enjem, second by Eckler to approve minutes of the April 20, 2015, meeting.  Bond – yes, Eckler – yes, Palumbo – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.  The supervisor would like it noted that the Verizon Special Use Permit will fall under the new Local Law # 1 of 2015.  Verizon has sent a check for $7,500.00.


The Highway Superintendent asked for a motion from the board for paving bids.  Motion by Palumbo, second by Snyder to approve advertising bids for the asphalt concrete paving of Henry Conklin Road.  Bids will be opened at the June 15, 2015 meeting of the board.  Bond – yes, Eckler – yes, Palumbo – yes, Enjem – yes. The highway department has the boat dock in place, the tables and grills are out; crusher run has been put in the holes in the parking lot since DEC failed to do so again.  Water and gas have been delivered to the beach; the weed eaters and gas can for mixing are missing from the beach.  The Kubota mower/tractor has been ordered from White’s Farm Supply, we can expect a late June delivery.  The stainless steel box ordered from Wayne’s Welding will replace the current damaged steel box.



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The clerk provided copies of the fire report to board members in their mailboxes.  Tax collections have ended for 2015.  Our books were audited by the county treasurer’s office on May 13, 2015.


Planning Board Chairman Donald Urtz reported that two subdivision requests have come before the board.  One was sent to the Land Use Board of Appeals, the other has a public hearing scheduled.  After the regular meeting of the board was adjourned in May, the Planning Board reviewed the SEQR Part Two process with the Town Board in preparation for the Town Board working on the Special Use Permit submitted by Verizon for a cell tower on Bargley Road.


County Representative Keith McCarty spoke on grant money distributed by the county.  Each fire department will get $10,000.00 for new radios and pagers; departments will need to buy the equipment and then be reimbursed. Municipalities will each get about $3,000.00 from bed tax money; it is not to be used to offset our budget but to advertise ourselves.  $500.00 has been given to Richfield Springs for the concert series from a grant program.


Old Business


The board will hold a public hearing on the application of Cellco Partnership d/b/a/ Verizon Wireless for a Special Use Permit Seeking Authorization to Install and Operate a Wireless Communications Facility in the Town of Richfield.  The meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Richfield Town Hall.  We have received nine applications for the Comprehensive Plan Committee. ( William and Cindy Klemm, Carol Frigault, Ryan Fagan, Michael Marmet, Rex Seamon, Dan Sullivan, Phyllis Jo Baunach and Carolyn Hopper) Motion by Enjem, second by Eckler to accept the nine and one more when someone applies.  Bond – yes, Eckler – yes, Palumbo – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.  The supervisor will forward the names to Sandy Mathes and Lisa Nagel.


Bakers Beach is all set to go.  We have a manager and lifeguards.  The beach pay will be the same as last year; $11.00/hour for the manager, $10.00/hour for the lifeguards.  The beach will be open weekends only until June 26, 2015. Starting that date it will be open daily weather permitting.  Board member Snyder asked if a daily beach use tally is done.  Yes, it is.


The supervisor asked if the board wanted to act on the moratorium next month so a temporary moratorium is in place until the comprehensive plan is completed.  The committee will be the same as the comprehensive plan committee.


Board member Eckler – original receipts, not copies should be attached to vouchers; what is the status of the debit card?  Motion by Eckler to close out the debit card, there was no second.  The board will wait until next month to take action.  Where is the list of transfers to close out 2014 that he asked for a number of months ago?  The bookkeeper will have it next month.  The



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bookkeeper was also going to explain to Eckler how $39.78 taken out of A9010.8 without a voucher.


Board member Palumbo asked where disabilities and medicomp show on the financial reports.  There are a few items that have expenses but we have no budgeted dollars.


Privilege of the Floor


Richard Perry spoke to the board about a sluice pipe he wants fixed on his property (Hyder Road).  His engineer has sent a letter to the town. Mr. Perry stated that previous Highway Superintendents Mower and Seamon and current Superintendent Kress all said they would fix it; no one has.  He will take the town to court if it is not fixed.  Supervisor Enjem said he will check it out with Superintendent Kress and one of them will call Mr. Perry and go out to look at it if necessary.


Doug Zamelis – the new cell tower law applies to the Verizon application; a moratorium needs a definite period of time; a local law requires a public hearing; doesn’t require a SEQR but the law

needs to be presented to the county; needs to have a relief valve; if the IDA is lead agency that would give the county SEQR rights; read from a law that supports the local agency being the lead agency.


Motion to adjourn at 7:06 PM by Enjem second by Eckler.  Bond – yes, Eckler – yes, Palumbo – yes, Snyder – yes, Enjem – yes.





Monica Harris, Clerk

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