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September 2012

TOWN BOARD MEETING

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012

7:00 PM

Town Office

One Canal Street

Sherburne, NY

 Regular meeting of the Town Board was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012, at 7:00 pm in the office of the Supervisor.  Present:  Supervisor Mastro, Councilpersons:  Meyer, Wern, Krum, Town Clerk McDaniel, Highway Superintendent Bob Brunschmid, Code Enforcement Officer, Dan Andrews.  Absent:  Councilman Bagnall. 

Guests:  Steve Gage, and Cliff Tamsett from the CNY Land Coalition, Fred VonMechow, Phil Morin and Paul Martin.

Natural Gas Issue Discussed

Cliff Tamsett who assists the CNY Land Coalition discussed the natural gas issue with the board. 

Supervisor Mastro updated the board on North Norwich natural gas meeting.  Discussion held on possibility of creating a gas citizens group.   Phil Morin would like the town to take an active interest in the railroad if there is a possibility of a gas line to be placed down through the railroad.

Approval of Minutes of August 8, 2012

Motion by Meyer and seconded by Krum to approve the minutes of August 8, 2012.  Supervisor Mastro – Aye; Councilpersons Meyer, Krum and Wern – Aye.  Carried.

Supervisor’s Report, Town Clerk’s Report and Code Officer’s Report

Supervisor’s Report, Town Clerk’s Report and Code Officer’s Report all received and reviewed. 

 ReAppoint Tom Morris to Assessment Review Board    

Motion by Meyer and seconded by Wern to reappoint Tom Morris to the Assessment Review Board.  Term ending 9/30/2017.  Supervisor Mastro – Aye; Councilpersons Meyer, Krum and Wern – Aye.  Carried.

Repairs of Hwy Trucks

Hwy Supt. Bob Brunschmid reported on repairs of trucks.   Repairs to the trucks have been made by the town highway personnel to save money.

Time Warner Franchise Agreement

Mike Caton has sent email to Alice Kim of Time Warner and there has been no response.  Supervisor Mastro to write letter to Time Warner.

Historic Park Building

Historic Park is working on grants for Historical Building.   Senator Seward is going to try to help out and possibly find some money for the building.

Road Use Law 

Supervisor Mastro has been in touch with Attorney Steve Jones.  Further study to be made.   

Budget

2013 Budget Meeting set for Wednesday the 19th at 7:00 pm in the Supervisor’s Office

Approval of Bills for September 2012

Motion by Wern seconded by Krum to approve the bills for the month of September 2012.  Supervisor Mastro – Aye; Councilpersons Meyer, Krum, Wern – Aye.  Carried.  Councilman Meyer to approve bills next month.

Reports of Board Members

Rowena Krum reported on the Planning Board meeting and that the Planning Board would like to have accessibility to any educational materials, meetings, etc. on hydrofracking.

Dave Wern reported on the Historical Society meeting and that the group already working on heritage day for next year.    Discussion held on section house and repair on roof using wooden shingles. 

Resignation of Rose Wellman

Motion by Meyer and seconded by Wern to accept with regrets the resignation of Town Historian Rose Wellman effective January 1, 2013.  Supervisor Mastro – Aye; Councilpersons Meyer, Krum and Wern – Aye – Carried.

Motion to adjourn.   Carried.  Meeting adjourned at 9:00 pm.

 Respectfully submitted,

 Kathy McDaniel

Town Clerk

Town of Sherburne

General Fund Bills – $6,409.38

Hwy Fund Bills –  $37,797.39