Meeting, Nov 12, 2014

 

 

Regular Meeting of the Ohio Town Board was held on Tuesday, November 12, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Recreation Building

 

The following Officials were present:

Supervisor: Scott Bagetis

Town Clerk: Sandra Gates

Councilmembers: George Lawson, Gordon Roark, Ed Luther and Jason Maher

Highway Superintendent: Jim Nightingale

Also present: Book Keeper Ruth Roark, Codes Enforcement Officer Jeff Greene, Dog Control Officer Gary Phillips and several Town residents.

 

The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Bagetis at 7:00 PM.

 

The Pledge of Allegiance was said by all.

 

Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on October 14, 2014 were and approved on motion by Councilmember Roark, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

Minutes of the Workshop Meeting held on October 20, 2014 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Maher, second by Councilmember Roark. So carried.

Minutes of the Workshop Meeting held on October 27, 2014 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Lawson, second by Councilmember Maher. So carried.

Minutes of the Workshop Meeting held on October 31, 2014 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Luther, second by Councilmember Roark. So carried.

Minutes of the Public Hearing held on November 6, 2014 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Lawson, second by Councilmember Maher. So carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report and Abstract #11 General Fund #256 through #277 totaling $22,547.59 and Highway Fund #280 through #305 totaling $70,563.25 were approved on motion by Councilmember Luther, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

 

CODES: Monthly report given to Superviser.

 

HIGHWAY: Nightingale gave Board Members quotes for a John Deere Loader from Five Star Equipment in the amount of $148,250.17 the price will only be available until the end of 2014. There may be an additional 5 to 6 % off the Options Package, Nightingale stated the purchase price for the loader is in the 2015 Budget. Nightingale will request warrenty information, usually it is for one year or by the hours of use and he uses it 600 to 1000 hours per year.

Nightingale stated he has filed the reimbursement forms for CHIPS.

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to approve the sale of the BOSS Plow for $1,000.00, second by Councilmember Maher. So carried.

Nightingale will pug mill under the bleachers.

 

RECREATION: The playground equipment has been installed.

 

FUEL BIDS: Fuel bids were opened and are as follows:

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Pricing Bidders Cost per

Source Margin gallon

 

Harbor ULS Diesel Fuel $2.593 .15 $2.743

Point ULS Diesel Fuel

Energy Winter mix $2.625 .15 $2.775

Products No.2 Heating Oil $2.558 .15 $2.708

No.2 Heating Oil

Winter mix $2.764 .15 $2.914

87 Octane Gasoline $2.240 .15 $2.39

89 Octane Gasoline $2.339 .15 $2.489

 

Snyder Fuel ULS Diesel Fuel $2.57 .19 $2.76

ULS Diesel Fuel

Winter mix $2.61 .19 $2.80

No.2 Heating Oil $2.53 .19 $2.72

No.2 Heating Oil

Winter mix $2.57 .19 $2.76

 

Mirabito ULS Diesel Fuel $2.5250 .2974 $2.8224

ULS Diesel Fuel

Energy Winter mix $2.8500 .3744 $3.2244

Products No.2 Heating Oil $2.53 .2844 $2.8144

No.2 Heating Oil

Winter mix $2.85 .3444 $3.1944

87 Octane Gasoline $2.1825 .3224 $2.5049

89 Octane Gasoline $2.2850 .3224 $2.6074

 

Board members compared the bids and Councilmember Maher made a motion to approve Harbor Point Energy Products Bids for Fuel, Oil and Gasoline, second by Councilmember Lawson. Roll Call Vote as follows: Lawson-aye, Luther-aye, Roark-aye, Maher-aye and Bagetis-aye. So carried.

 

2015 BUDGET: Councilmember Maher made a motion to approve the 2015 Preliminary Budget as the 2015 Budget, second by Councilmember Lawson. Roll Call Vote as follows: Lawson-aye, Luther-aye, Roark-aye, Maher-aye and Bagetis-aye. So carried.

 

HIGHWAY: Councilmember Maher made a motion to commit to the purchase of the 2014 John Deere Loader from Five Star Equipment, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

 

ATV LAW: Supervisor Bagetis stated the road surveys have been completed. They need to have a meeting with Ricky Wright to look over the maps.

 

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PROPOSED LOCAL LAW #2-2014: Supervisor Bagetis gave Council members a copy of a Proposed Local Law #2-2014 Appointment of a Single Assessor of the Town of Ohio. He also gave them an information packet from the State of New York Department of Taxation and Finance Office of Real Property Tax Services explaining how to change from Three Member Boards of Elected Assessors.

Board members discussed the Law. Board members discussed the advantage of having office hours for the Assessor, consistent approach of assessment, longer term of six years, higher education and more accountability if appointed. New York State recommends a sole Assessor. Board members discussed Brian Fitts as a sole Assessor; he is an Assessor for other Towns and is familiar with the Town properties.

Supervisor Bagetis made a motion to have a Public Hearing on Monday November 24, 2014 at 7:00 PM at the Recreation Building to discuss the Law, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

 

ENERGY: Supervisor Bagetis has scheduled a meeting with National Grid to see what programs are available to help cut electric cost.

 

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to hold a Workshop Meeting with the Ohio Ridge Riders Club on Monday November 24, 2014 to discuss Snow bash, second by Councilmember Maher. So carried.

 

Councilmember Maher made a motion to go to executive session to discuss personnel at 7:40 PM, second by Councilmember Roark. So carried.

 

Councilmember Roark made a motion to return to regular session at 8:10 PM, second by Councilmember Maher. So carried.

 

HIGHWAY: Nightingale will use the credit he has at Fiacco’s Tire to purchase tires for the new pick up. The Town will purchase a 14’ Wing arm cylinder for the plow at an approximate cost of $1,800.00.

 

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to adjourn at 8:40 PM, second by Councilmember Luther. So carried.

 

 

Respectfully Submitted

Sandra Gates

Town Clerk