OVID TOWN BOARD

Regular Monthly Meeting

February 9, 2011

The regular meeting of the Ovid Town Board was called to order at 7:00pm by Town Supervisor Alfred Prouty, Also present were Councilmen John Hubbard, Kevin Wilkins, Joe Borst, and Mark Beardsley, Town Clerk James Vangalio, Bookkeeper Donalie Kelly, and other interested citizens. 

The minutes of the January 12, 2011 meeting were approved, as written, with a motion by Councilman Borst, a second by Councilman Beardsley and approval by all.

Town Historian Gail Snyder, representing the Ovid Historical Society, presented the Town Board with a blanket depicting historic buildings within the Town, to be displayed in the Town Offices. With a motion by Councilman Beardsley, a second by Councilman Wilkins and approval by all the Board accepted the blanket and directed the Town Clerk to send a thank you letter to the Historical Society.

Town resident Alicia Plotkin spoke to the Board regarding her concerns about the Web site, the planning process, the Planning Board and the resignation of two Planning Board members.

Highway Superintendent Jack Wickham’s highway report was presented to the Board. Discussion was had regarding a bond requested by State DOT for the highway department doing work on the States right of way. Action was tabled pending consultation with the Town’s insurance carrier. Jack also presented his transfer station report.  

The Town Clerk’s Report and moneys collected for January were accepted into the record. As Land Use Officer, the Town Clerk reported on activity with land use permits within the town.    

Board Members received a copy of the Bookkeeper’s report.

Supervisor Prouty presented a report from his office.

Supervisor Prouty reported that a letter of resignation had been received from Holly Bailley and Denny Kenyon, resigning from the Planning Board. With a motion by Councilman Wikins, a second by Councilman Beardsley, and approval by all the Board accepted their resignations. With a motion by Councilman Wikins, a second by Councilman Beardsley, and approval by all the Board put all Planning Board activities on hold until new members and a chairman can be appointed. With a motion by Councilman Wikins, a second by Councilman Beardsley, and approval by all the Board authorized advertising for two new Planning Board members.

With a motion by Councilman Borst, a second by Councilman Hubbard, and approval by all the Board requested letters be sent to Holly Bailey, Denny Kenyon and Jean Currie thanking them for their years of service to the Town as Planning Board members.

Following the Audit of the bills, Vouchers #35-68, were approved for payment with a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Beardsley, and approval by all, for Abstract #2 for $43,081.49 

Supervisor Prouty adjourned the meeting at 7:35p.m.with a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all.

Respectfully Submitted,

James E. Vangalio

Ovid Town Clerk