Supervisor Walsh called the meeting to order at 9:00 am with the Pledge to the Flag at the Rondout Municipal Center followed by a moment of silence for all of those who were victim to the Coronavirus.
Councilman Mathew Igoe (via speakerphone)
Councilman Christopher Pryslopski (via speakerphone)
Councilman John Hughes (via speakerphone)
Councilman Ernest Klepeis (via speakerphone)
Supervisor Jeanne L. Walsh
ALSO PRESENT: Jill La Fera; Assistant to the Supervisor.
Councilman Igoe (Youth):
- They are preparing for the summer and any programs they are able to do in the future will be in line with the Covid-19 social distancing guidelines.
Councilman Igoe (Highway):
- They are back to working full time.
Councilman Igoe (Food Pantry):
- The Food Pantry needs help now more than ever; food or monetary donations are always appreciated.
Councilman Igoe (Police):
- The whole Department is practicing social distancing while also keeping the community safe.
Councilman Pryslopski (Bookkeeper):
- The Bookkeeper has emailed the Town Board all abstracts and voucher information prior to the meeting.
Councilman Pryslopski (Justice Court):
- The Court still remains closed to the public except for arraignments.
Councilman Pryslopski (Environmental):
- The Commission is in support of the Resolution to support the Climate Reality Project.
Councilman Hughes (Water/Sewer):
- The old generator at the Waste Water Treatment Plant has been removed and we are just waiting for the new one to arrive.
- Environmental Consultants has new staff in place to better suit the Town’s needs.
Councilman Hughes (High Falls Water District):
- Most of the pipe work for the water line to SUNY Ulster is complete.
Councilman Hughes (Planning Department):
- Next meeting is tomorrow at 7:00 pm. You can access the meeting via Bluejeans; the log in information is available on the Town of Rosendale website.
Councilman Hughes (ZBA):
- Information on the next meeting will be posted on the Town of Rosendale website.
Councilman Hughes (Building Department):
- Nothing to report this month.
Councilman Klepeis (Chamber of Commerce):
- They are distributing information on State and County assistance for businesses during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Seniors are still getting their meals delivered.
Councilman Klepeis (Recreation Commission):
- Did not meet in April.
- All facilities and programs will remain closed this summer.
Councilman Klepeis (Economic Commission):
- Did not meet in April.
Supervisor’s Report Read.
Supervisor Walsh mentioned that the AUD was completed and the General Fund balance at the end of 2019 was $794,988.00 and Highway Fund was $403,953.00.
- Rosendale Farmer’s Market Site Plan Review – Billy Liggan was present via speakerphone. Billy Liggan discussed with the Town Board the updates to the site plan and safety requirements that will be in place to accommodate social distancing guidelines. Supervisor Walsh made a motion to approve the 2020 Rosendale Farmer’s Market Site plan, conditioned on the complete application and fee getting dropped off to the Town Clerk’s Office; the approval is based on attendees following the social distancing guidelines. Motion was seconded by Councilman Pryslopski. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
- Supervisor Walsh made a motion to loan from the General Fund to the Water Fund $59,500.00 effective 4/29/2020 to be returned by 12/31/2020, 2nd by Councilman Hughes. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
- Supervisor Walsh made a motion to approve the Letter Agreement with Campbell & Son’s Lawn Maintenance, 2nd by Councilman Pryslopski. Roll Vote: 5 Yes. Plains Cemetery has now started to give some money back if they have it after reviewing their books year to year.
- Resolution 05-2020-#1 – Supervisor Walsh made a motion that the Draft 2019 MS4 Annual Report is conditionally accepted by the Town Board pending resolution of any comment received and the Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to sign and submit such final report to NYSDEC, 2nd by Councilman Hughes with a thank you to Nick Wulczyn and the Engineers that worked on this report. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
- Supervisor Walsh made a motion to officially cancel all 2020 summer programs including Camp, Pool and Summer hires. Councilman Klepeis thanked Supervisor Walsh for taking initiative with this very difficult decision, the Recreation Commission also supports this decision. Motion was seconded by Councilman Klepeis. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
- Supervisor Walsh made a motion to apply for and submit an application to NYS Unemployment to join a work share 60% reduction for Town employees as listed effective May 18th through July 31st 2020, 2nd by Councilman Igoe. Roll Vote: 5 Yes. The Town Board thanked Jill La Fera, Kimberly Cole and Supervisor Walsh for all the worked that went into this application.
- Resolution 05-2020-#2 – Councilman Pryslopski made a motion that the Town Board of the Town of Rosendale authorizes the Supervisor to sign a letter of agreement with the Climate Reality Project committing the Town to join the 100% Committed Campaign, 2nd by Councilman Igoe. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
- Resolution 05-2020-#3 – Supervisor Walsh made a motion that the Town Board of the Town of Rosendale calls upon United States Congressional Representatives Senator Antonio Delgado, Senator Charles Schumer, and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to support federal funding related to the coronavirus pandemic that is directly delivered to all municipalities, regardless of population size; and that the Town Clerk is directed to send a copy of this resolution to U.S. Congressman Antonio Delgado, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, 2nd by Councilman Igoe. Roll Vote: 4 Yes, Councilman Klepeis Abstained.
- Resolution 05-2020-#4 – Supervisor Walsh made a motion that the Town Board of the Town of Rosendale authorize the Supervisor to sign the contract with the SPCA for Dog Control Services with attorney review and approval, 2nd by Councilman Pryslopski. Roll Vote: 5 Yes
- Supervisor Walsh made a motion to pay the bills, the Deputy Town Clerk read the Fund and Voucher numbers out loud.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
|GENERAL FUND||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #180-211||$26,636.91|
|HIGHWAY FUND||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #79-94||$30,611.78|
|SEWER FUND||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #50-62||$10,804.64|
|WATER FUND||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #44-55||$6,124.80|
|RMC FUND||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #56-64||$8,115.39|
|SPECIAL LIGHTING||ABSTRACT 5||VOUCHER #5||$4,976.36|
Councilman Hughes announced that Project Resilience is continuing. Thank you to all of the volunteers that are involved.
Supervisor Walsh announced that the Assessor is going to have the Assessment Board of Review meeting Tuesday May 26th via Zoom.
Supervisor Walsh made a motion to cancel the Town Board Meeting scheduled on June 3rd and move Town Board Meeting on June 10th to 9:00 am, 2nd by Councilman Pryslopski. Roll Vote: 5 Yes.
Supervisor Walsh made a motion to adjourn at 10:25 am, 2nd by Councilman Igoe. ROLL VOTE: 5 YES.
Deputy Town Clerk