Minutes, Oct 9, 2012

Regular Meeting of the Ohio Town Board was held on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 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 Michelle Barrows

Highway Superintendent: James Nightingale

Also present: Secretary Pat Reuter, Bookkeeper Ruth Roark, Codes Enforcement Officer Jeff Greene, Justice Marybeth Greene, Assessors David Rhea and Berdet Barrows and several town residents

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

The Pledge of Alligance was said by all.

Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on September 11, 2012 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Barrows, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

Minutes of the Budget Workshop held on October 1, 2012 were read and approved by Councilmember Roark, second by Councilmember Luther. So carried.

Supervisor’s Report will be available as soon as possible. Abstract #10 General Fund #212 through #231 in the amount of $17807.74 and Highway Fund #221 through #242 totaling $64,835.58 were approved on motion by Councilmember Lawson, second by Councilmember Roark. So carried.

BUDGET: There will be a budget workshop on Monday, October 15, 2012 at the Town office at 7:00 PM. Supervisor will have an actual revenue and actual expense accounting in the tentative budget. He will have a contingency line item, which he would like it to be a 5 or 6% of the budget.

CODES: Monthly report given to Supervisor.

HIGHWAY: Superintendent Nightingale stated the new super duty will be arriving earlier than December.

Nightingale will advertise for bids of the old super duty in the Observer Dispatch and the Evening Telegram. Minimum bid to be $8,000.00, bids to be opened at the November 13, 2012 meeting. Jeff Greene suggested listing it on Craig’s list. Councilmember Roark made a motion to approve the advertising of the bid, second by Councilmember Luther. So carried.

Nightingale would like to have the new super duty undercoated at an approximate cost of $300.00. He would also like to purchase a tool box.

TRASH DAY: Nightingale stated it went very well.

RECREATION: Supervisor Bagetis stated September 29th he had a good turn out of

Volunteers and the stations for the Fitness Trail were installed. He will send a thank you letter to Brad Weakley for the use of his equipment.


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SKATING RINK: A skating rink was discussed; the pavilion could be modified for a rink. There may be an additional $5,000.00 incentive grant from the Mohawk Valley Health Net. to help with the cost. Supervisor Bagetis will contact the Town’s insurance company regarding coverage for the rink. It was suggested the rink and the park would have the same hours.

Councilmember Roark made a motion to approve the skating rink, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.

HERKIMER COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY: Councilmember Luther made a motion for Supervisor Bagetis to sign the contract for the Herkimer County Humane Society, second by Councilmember Barrows. So carried.

FUEL BIDS 2013: Councilmember Roark made a motion to approve advertising for 2013 fuel bids to be opened at the November 14, 2012 meeting, second by Councilmember Barrows. Bids to be in the Evening Telegram and the Observer Dispatch and bids to be mailed to local Companies. So carried.

WEBSITE: Supervisor Bagetis and Peter Rashford are working on it.

OLD BUSINESS: The board discussed sending a petition to the Herkimer County Highway Department concerning the speed limit on Gray Wilmurt Road, to see if that will help.

Town of Russia sent the Shared Services Agreement back.

INSURANCE: Supervisor Bagetis is working on insurance quotes for medical, compensation and liability for 2013.

Councilmember Barrows made a motion to authorize Rick James to sign a settlement agreement for assessment of property, second by Councilmember Luther. Roll call vote as follows: Luther-aye, Lawson-aye, Roark-aye, Barrows-aye and Supervisor Bagetis-aye.

Supervisor Bagetis to send letter to Herkimer County and Poland Central School requesting reimbursement to help defray the cost to the Town for the attorney’s fees.

Councilmember Lawson made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 PM, second by Councilmember Luther. So carried.


Respectfully Submitted,


Sandra Gates

Town Clerk