Minutes, April 10, 2012
Regular Meeting of the Ohio Town Board was held on Tuesday, April 10, 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: Absent Nightingale
Also present: Secretary Pat Reuter, Bookkeeper Julianne Maxwell, Assessor David Rhea, Codes Enforcement Officer Greene 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 March 13, 2012 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Lawson, second by Councilmember Barrows. Minutes of the Workshop Meeting held on April 9, 2012 were read and approved on motion by Councilmember Roark, second by Councilmember Barrows. So carried.
Supervisor’s Report and Abstract #4 General Fund #74 through #101 in the amount of $44,402.55 and Highway Fund #75 through #96 totaling $63,979.82 was approved on motion by Councilmember Lawson, second by Councilmember Roark. So carried.
2011 Financial Report: Supervisor Bagetis stated the 2011 Financial Report has been completed.
He would like all vouchers turned in to the bookkeeper by Thursday previous to the board meeting.
CODES: Monthly report given to Supervisor.
HIGHWAY: Supervisor Bagetis stated Nightingale would like to advertise for bids, with a minimum bid of $7,000.00, the 1990 truck.
RECREATION: Approximately 27 children attended the breakfast with the Easter Bunny.
At the next meeting they will discuss Ohio Days in depth.
Event Insurance will be looked into, especially if parking will be off site and who should pay the cost.
CORRESPONDENCE: Adirondack League Club has applied for a renewal of their Liquor License.
ALCOHOL PERMISSION: Councilmember Barrows made a motion to approve alcohol at the Recreation Building on June 24, 2012, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.
Supervisor Bagetis stated he has talked to the Department of Agriculture and Markets in regards to Sirex Wood Wasp that have been found in this area. The wasp is very invasive and has no natural predators. The department of Agriculture and Markets are just observing them at this time.
ADIRONDACK LEAGUE CLUB: The Assessors have been contacted by the Club concerning the combination of their lots of property. The Assessors have mailed the forms to the Club to merge the properties. Once the form gets back to the Assessors they will send it to Herkimer County to be mapped out.
COMMUNITY: Supervisor Bagetis and Bookkeeper Julianne will be working on a newsletter.
TELEPHONES: Supervisor Bagetis has researched different phone systems and recommends Newport Telephone Company’s system and gave Councilmembers a copy of a cost estimate for the new system. The yearly savings will be approximately $3,000.00. The cost of the installation to be determined.
TRUCK COMMUNICATIONS: Supervisor Bagetis has requested a cell phone and booster from AT&T to test in the trucks. It will save the cost of updating the radio system and the rental price of the radio tower.
OLD BUSINESS: Temporary Board of Review Appointment, Councilman Gordon Roark made a motion to approve Julianne Maxwell as a stand in on Grievance Day 2012, for the Board of Review, for Dale Maxwell, second by Councilmember George Lawson. So carried.
WEBSITE: Supervisor Bagetis is working on the text for the website. Peter Rashford is working on the design.
Councilmember Luther made a motion to adjourn at 8:00 PM, second by Councilmember Lawson. So carried.