Meeting Minutes

A Regular meeting of the Plainfield Town Board was held September 13th, 2018 at the Town Hall.

 

Members Present:

Supervisor-Todd Lewis

Board Member-Connie Peeters

Board member-James Roberts

Board Member-Keith Chapman

Town Clerk-Sheri Feldman

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Supervisor Lewis opened the meeting at 7:00pm with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

ASSESSOR REPORT

John Davidson emailed his report that he is continuing to remove old, unnecessary documents from the files. He also alerted the Board that he will not be in the office on Wednesday, September 19th, as he will be attending a continuing education class in Albany.

 

HIGHWAY REPORT

Highway Superintendent Rod Jennison reported that Mill Creek has been widened and graveled. He gave an update on the new snow plow, which is due to be transported on September 25th. However, due to Hurricane Florence, that date may change.

 

SUPERVISOR REPORT

Hamilton Accounting sent the August 2018 Supervisor report. Disbursements, revenue and balances were contained.  Connie Peeters made a motion to accept the Supervisor Report with a second by Wayne Jennison. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Roberts-aye, Peeters-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

TOWN CLERK REPORT

The Town Clerk presented the August 2018 report. There were total sales of $5. Connie Peeters made a motion to accept with a second by James Roberts. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

MINUTES READ

The August minutes were read and a motion by James Roberts was made to accept the minutes as read with a second by Wayne Jennison. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

GENERAL ABSTRACT #7 CORRECTION

There was a change in General Abstract #7 voucher 95 in the amount of 29.51 which amended the Abstract to a total of $2,679.46.  A motion was made by James Roberts to accept the correction with a second by Wayne Jennison. The Board voted: Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

GENERAL ABSTRACT #8 CORRECTION

There was a change in General Abstract #8 voucher 106  in the amount of $23.37 which amended the Abstract to a total of $1,489.48. A motion was made by Connie Peeters to accept the correction with a second by James Roberts. The Board voted: Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

GENERAL ABSTRACT #9

The Town Clerk presented for payment General Abstract #9 in the amount of $1,027.86. Wayne Jennison made a motion to pay as presented with a second by James Roberts. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Roberts-aye, Peeters-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

HIGHWAY ABSTRACT #9

The Town Clerk presented for payment Highway Abstract #9 in the amount of $11,334.57. Wayne Jennison made a motion to pay as presented with a second by Keith Chapman. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried.

 

OLD BUSINESS

*The Snow and Ice Contract was tabled as there is still no schedule A and B from the County.

*Shared Services passed for the county. A retraction was posted in the West Winfield STAR stating that Plainfield will be sharing services with other towns.

*County Hazard Mitigation questions are being addressed.

*Otsego County Soil and Water is a no-go this year due to lack of participation of other towns.

*A vote was taken on the transfer of $1,160.00 from account A1990.4 to D5130.4 to pay for the balance of the Gradall. A motion was made by Wayne Jennison to accept the transfer with a second by Connie Peeter. The Board voted with Lewis-aye, Peeters-aye, Roberts-aye, Chapman-aye. Motion carried

NEW BUSINESS

County Legislator Dan Wilbur attended the Board meeting. Clarification of Shared Services, State rates and how the Town is paid was discussed. Brought to his attention was the fact that the Town is still waiting for parts A and B on the Snow and Ice Contract from the County. The Highway Superintendent was concerned about the new CHIPS ruling of resealing roads every ten years as opposed to every five years as it has been. Plainfield county roads are being used as short-cuts for big rigs causing more road damage. Curtin Farms has purchased large lots of land for their farms and bringing in the huge equipment over Plainfield county roads causing even further damage. Plainfield county roads cannot sustain the extra damage and wait ten years for resealing. The Highway Superintendent also raised concerns over Plainfield county roads needing to be paved, not just patched and the shoulders fixed as they are dangerous with upcoming winter. The County Legislator said he will get further clarification on all the issues.

 

ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR MEETING

Connie Peeters made a motion to adjourn the meeting with a second by Wayne Jennison. The meeting was adjourned at 8:14 pm.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Sheri Feldman-Town Clerk

 

 

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