Lewis County, NY
TOWN OF GREIG
GREIG TOWN BOARD
REGULAR MEETING #3
MARCH 19, 2008
The third regular meeting of the Greig Town Board was called to order by Supervisor Patterson at 6:20 PM with the Pledge of Allegiance.
Roll Call: Present Councilman Gunn and Woolschlager, Supervisor Patterson and Supt. Csizsmar. Absent Councilman Mayhew and Knapp
The minutes of the February 20th meeting were read, motion to accept made by Councilman Woolschlager seconded by Councilman Gunn and carried.
Mr. Gebo brought the board up to date on several issues. The soil and watershed project, working with the assessor on a foil project, also he had prepared a draft on the moratorium issues. He informed the board that the process will be to hold a Public Hearing, at public hearing get input and then decide where to go from there. The three issues will be storage facilities, natural resource extraction and major sub divisions. Mr. Gebo asked about the progress of the water district, Councilman Gunn informed him that a work shop was held, at which time it was decided to send a letter of explanation to the people not currently in the water district, and also give those that would like to withdraw an opportunity to do so. He also indicated that he is waiting for assignment of date for the argument of the Smoke case.
A motion to hold a Public Hearing on April 16, 2008 at 5:45 PM on the Moratorium was made by Councilman Woolschlager seconded by Councilman Gunn and Carried. A motion to hold a Public Hearing, immediately following the first Public hearing, to set Grievance Day on the Thursday following the 4th Tuesday of May was made by Councilman Gunn seconded by Councilman Woolschlager and carried.
Councilman Gunn made a motion to convene into executive session to discuss Collective Bargaining, at 6:24 PM.
The regular meeting is called back to order at 6:42PM.
Mr. David Meade, Code Officer gave his monthly report, also he indicated that he has had zoning maps made, and he felt a $5.00 fee would be appropriate, a Motion by Councilman Gunn to charge $5.00 per map was seconded by Councilman Woolschlager and carried. Mr. Brian Patterson, Chairman of the ZBA read his monthly minutes as did Ms. Judy Wilson, Sec. of the Planning Board.
The Supervisor recognized Mr. John Braun from the audience, who stated that he would like to see an open forum on taxes, he would like to see the town defer the state mandate for one year, he would also like to make sure that land values are not over assessed and buildings under assessed.
Ms. Cindy Bush read a letter stating she was upset with the attitude of some Board members.
Supervisors report presented, motion to accept made by Councilman Gunn seconded by Councilman Woolschlager and carried.
Clerks report presented, motion to accept made by Councilman Woolschlager seconded by Councilman Gunn and carried.
Supt. reported that in February they used 2144 gallons of fuel, had 156 hours of overtime, he stated that this season is the 8th snowiest season on record, however his is trying to keep cost down to purchase equipment. He will also research the cost of plowing the County Roads.
The Supervisor requested that Councilman Gunn put several items on the Web-site, Dam regulation meeting, Property Tax Relief, State tax relief, and a copy of the Moratorium.
Councilman Gunn informed the Board that he will be purchasing the new computers and scanner for the Assessor and Clerk.
A motion to put new fixtures into the Town Hall bathroom was made by Councilman Woolschlager seconded by Councilman Gunn and carried.
Councilman Gunn presented copies of comparison tax bills from the Town of Greig and the Town of West Turin to prove that if the State instates the equalization rate, the taxes are basically the same; however, there will be a Star Program Loss.
Abstract #03-08 presented, motion to accept made by Councilman Woolschlager, seconded by Councilman Gunn and carried.
Being no further business before the Board, a motion to adjourn by Councilman Woolschlager and seconded by Councilman Gunn was carried and meeting is adjourned at 8:25PM.
Karin Fayle, Clerk