Town Meeting – July 2022

The Regular meeting of the Sidney Town Board was called to order by the Supervisor at 7:00 p.m. July 14, 2022, in the boardroom at 44 Grand Street, Sidney.  Prior to the meeting, bills were audited by the Board. 

Present were:

Eric WilsonSupervisor
James Roberts, Jr.Highway Superintendent
Bill HeathCouncilman
Bill Hunt, JrCouncilman
Frank SelleckCouncilman
Paul MuratoreCouncilman
Joseph A. ErmetiAttorney
Sheila R PaulClerk
  

PLEDGE TO THE FLAG

SILENT MOMENT OF REFLECTION/PRAYER

SPEAKERS:  Republican Terry Bernardo who’s running for New York Senator against Senator Peter Oberacker.  Terry Bernardo came to meet the Town Supervisor and Board members.

APPROVE TOWN BOARD MINUTES: of Regular Meeting held on June 9, 2022, Motion to accepted minutes, by Mr. Selleck seconded by Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Heath, B. Hunt. NAYES: None

APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS:

 General A Fund Voucher: 22-201 thru 22-280 in the amount of $ 42,206.68 Motion by Mr. Muratore, seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, F. Selleck, B. Hunt. NAYES: None

General B Fund Voucher:  22-6 in the amount of $ 300.00. Motion by Mr. Selleck and seconded by

Mr. Wilson and carried. AYES: B. Heath, B. Hunt, P. Muratore. NAYES: None

East Sidney Lake Voucher:   22-28 thru 22-42 in the amount of $ 11,459.31 Motion by Mr. Hunt seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, F. Selleck, P. Muratore. NAYES: None

SL Sidney Center Street Light: 22-7 in the amount of $ 220.80. Motion by Mr. Heath seconded by

 Mr. Muratore and carried. AYES: B. Hunt, F. Selleck,  P. Muratore. NAYES: None

Total General Vouchers: $54,186.79

Highway DA Fund Vouchers:  22-97 thru 22-108 in the amount of $ 3,405.43 Motion by Mr. Muratore seconded by Mr. Selleck and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Heath B. Hunt. NAYES: None

Highway DB Fund Vouchers:  22-26  thru 22-35 in the amount of $ 37,132.17 Motion by Mr. Selleck and seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Hunt, P. Muratore NAYES: None

Total Highway Vouchers: $ 40,537.60

CM Hospital Fund Vouchers: 22-101  thru 22-118 in the amount of $ 21,454.60 Motion by Mr. Heath seconded by Mr. Wilson and carried. AYES: B. Hunt, P. Muratore, F. Selleck. NAYES: None.

Total Vouchers paid:  $ 116,178.99

CORRESPONDENCE:  Letter from one of the campers at East Sidney Lake regarding issues with power.

REPORTS/DISTRIBUTED:

 Monthly reports of Supervisor, Bookkeeper, and Town Clerk.  The clerk is submitting checks totaling in

$ 1,202.00 fees collected during May 2022.

REPORTS/ORAL

 HIGHWAY– Highway Superintendent- James Roberts: Had an interview with 7 applicants for the highway department and asked for a motion to hire a new crew member. A motion was made by Mr. Wilson and seconded by B. Hunt carried. AYES: B. Heath, P. Muratore, F. Selleck. NAYES: NONE

 Having issues with road signs being stolen on Franklin Depot Rd, which the cost is 500.00 for replacing them. An Investigation is ongoing.  Cut some trees down on River Rd. Working on Crane Hill Rd and paving should start on July 19, 2022.

SUPERVISOR– Eric Wilson- Did a short-term T-bill with good rates. The town is in good shape but needs to start getting ready for budget meetings as this year could be challenging with the cost of things being high. Joe Ermeti- Town Attorney negotiating a new lease with Bassett, the space in the hospital.  New signs for the Town Building are here and will be placed. Cameras have been installed on the Court side. LED lights have also been installed in the Town Building.

BOOKKEEPER– Karen Kropp: Nothing to report

TOWN CLERK– Sheila Paul:  Assemblyman Joe Angelino presented the Town with “ The Assembly State of New York Proclamation” which hangs on the wall at the Town Building.

Have a summer worker- Logan Utter

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Highway-Selleck & Wilson:  Nothing

Hospital– Hunt/ Wilson: cameras have been installed at the back of the building.  In the process of installing fuel tanks for the hospital. LED lights are scheduled to be installed in August.

InsuranceHeath / Hunt: Nothing to  report

Zoning & Planning Muratore/ Selleck: Planning  board meeting scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022

East Sidney Lake– Heath/ Selleck:  Sales are up 12 % from last year. Signs regarding boating rules need to be updated. Plan on earmarking money to update the playground.

Finance-Muratore/ Wilson: Attend a budget webinar, which was very informational.

 IT– Hunt/ Muratore:   East Sidney Lake has two-thirds of the campsites with internet access. Password has been distributed to campers on July 9, 2022, with no big issues to report

DCO liaison– Heath: nothing  

EXECUTIVE SESSION:

​At 8:05 p.m. Mr. Wilson’s motioned to get into Executive Session to discuss Personnel issues, it was seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: B. Hunt, P. Muratore, F. Selleck. NAYES: None

At 8:35 p.n. Mr. Wilson’s motion to come out of the Executive Session was seconded by Mr. Heath and carried. AYES: B. Hunt, P. Muratore, F. Selleck. NAYES: None

NEW BUSINESS

UNFINISHED BUSINESS:

Court’s petty cash: The decision was not to give the court petty cash.

COMMENTS FROM THE FLOOR

Adjourn:

At 8:37 p.m. Mr. Wilson moved to adjourn the meeting, motion was made by Mr. Muratore and seconded by Mr. Hunt and carried. AYES: E. Wilson, B. Heath. NAYES: None

The next Regular Board Meeting will be on August 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Sheila R Paul, Town Clerk