The Regular meeting of the Sidney Town Board was called to order by the Eric Wilson Town Supervisor at 7:00 p.m. April 12, 2023, in the boardroom at 44 Grand Street, Sidney. Prior to the meeting, bills were audited by the Board.
|James Roberts, Jr.||Highway Superintendent|
|Bill Hunt, Jr||Councilman|
|Joseph A. Ermeti||Attorney|
|Sheila R Paul||Clerk|
PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
SILENT MOMENT OF REFLECTION/PRAYER
Appointment of Codey Lambrecht: Highway Superintendent – Resolution No. 3-23. Motion to accept Resolution No. 3-23 by Mr. Selleck and seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, F. Selleck, B. Hunt. NAYES: None
Town Supervisor Eric Wilson administers the Oath of office to Codey Lambrecht the newly appointed Highway Superintendent.
APPROVE TOWN BOARD MINUTES: Regular Meeting held on March 9, 2023, Motion to accepted minutes, by Mr. Selleck seconded by Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Hunt, B. Heath NAYES: None
APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS:
General A Fund Voucher: 23-104 thru 23-140 in the amount of $ 25,989.21 Motion by Mr. Heath, seconded by Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Hunt, F. Selleck. NAYES: None
B Fund Voucher: 23-5 in the amount of $ 3,960.00 Motion by Mr. Muratore, seconded by Mr. Wilson and carried. AYES: F. Selleck, B. Hunt, B. Heath. NAYES: None
East Sidney Lake Voucher: 23-12 thru 23-15 in the amount of $ 2,642.32 Motion by Mr. Muratore seconded by Mr. Selleck and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Heath, B. Hunt. NAYES: None
SL Sidney Center Street Light: 23-3 in the amount of $ 287.55 Motion by Mr. Heath seconded by Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, F. Selleck, Mr. Hunt. NAYES: None
Total General Vouchers: $32,879.08
Highway DA Fund Vouchers: 23-57 thru 23-81 in the amount of $ 80,288.25 Motion by Mr. Muratore, seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Hunt, F. Selleck. NAYES: None
Total Highway Vouchers: $ 80,288.25
CM Hospital Fund Vouchers: 23-46 thru 23-64 in the amount of $ 29,233.50 Motion by Mr. Muratore seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, F. Selleck,B. Hunt. NAYES: None.
Total Vouchers paid: $ 142,496.82
Monthly reports of Supervisor, Bookkeeper and Town Clerk. Clerk is submitting checks totaling in
$ 1,433.00 fees collected during March 2023
HIGHWAY– Highway Superintendent James Roberts: Mr. Roberts asked the board for a motion to move $65,890.00 from the American Rescues Plan to purchase a truck. Supervisor Wilson expressed concern that the amount was too high, as there could be other unforeseen expenses. Mr. Roberts amended the request and asked for $ 30,000. Mr. Selleck motioned to accept 30,000.00 to be transferred into Mr. Roberts account and it was seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Hunt, P. Muratore. NAYES: None
Mowing Bids were opened:
Fuel Bid was received from Mirabito ?? how much was this?
Motion made by Mr. Wilson to accept Mirabito and Dustin DuMond bids and seconded by Mr. Selleck and carried. AYES: B. Heath, B. Hunt, P. Muratore. NAYES: None
Mr. Roberts asked for approval to place an Ad in the paper for the vacant Highway position. The motion was made by Mr. Wilson and seconded by Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: F. Selleck, B. Heath, B. Hunt NAYES: None
Town of Sidney Clean up Days: Thursday May 4th, Friday May 5th, and Saturday May 6th! Need to drop off items at the Town Garage.
SUPERVISOR– Eric Wilson: Nothing to report.
BOOKKEEPER– Karen Kropp: Nothing to report.
TOWN CLERK– Sheila Paul: Heading into the last month on Taxes. May 1st is the last day to pay.
Highway-Selleck & Wilson: Mr. Selleck presented Mr. Roberts with a plaque and thanked him for his years of service.
Mr. Selleck has inspected the highway trucks and many of them are old and will need to be replaced . The highway department has spent $ 180,000 in repairs over the past five years.
Hospital– Hunt/ Wilson: Nate Ouimet stated that the roof of the hospital needs repairs, as well as the roof on the Town Building located at 44 Grand Street. Mr. Ouimet also commented a that the electric bill is high
Insurance–Heath / Hunt: Sometime in May or June, a risk management proposal- should be put together to put out for bids before the end of the year.
Zoning & Planning– Muratore/ Selleck: Looking at having a committee meeting to discuss overlay and schedule a public meeting.
East Sidney Lake– Heath/ Selleck Clean up park and had several trees taken down. Getting ready to open on May 4th.
Finance-Muratore/ Wilson: All is good. T-bills are doing well.
IT– Hunt/ Muratore: Mr. Muratore Met with Edmunds gov and walked through the building and cleaned up some wires.
DCO liaison– Heath: Nothing to report.
At 7:38 p. m. Mr. Wilson motion for an Executive Session to discuss hospital lease and personnel and seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: F. Selleck, B. Hunt, P. Muratore. NAYES: None
At 8:10 p.m. Mr. Wilson motioned to come out of Executive Session and seconded by Mr. Hunt and carried. AYES: F. Selleck, B. Heath, P. Muratore. NAYES: None
COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR
Adjourn: At 8:10 p.m. Mr. Wilson motioned to adjourn the meeting and it was seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: P. Muratore, B. Hunt, F. Selleck. NAYES: None
Next Regular Board Meeting will be on May 11, 2023, at 7:00 p.m.
Sheila R Paul, Town Clerk