OVID TOWN BOARD

Regular Monthly Meeting

November 10, 2010

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, Bookkeeper Donalie Kelly, Town Clerk James Vangalio, Highway Superintendent Jack Wickham and other interested citizens. 

The minutes of the October 13, 2010 meeting were approved with a motion by Councilman Borst, a second by Councilman Beardsley and approval by all.

A public hearing was opened with a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst and approval by all at 7:05pm regarding a proposed Local Law providing for the licensing, identification and control of dogs. Discussion was had regarding fees to be charged by the Town. The public hearing was closed at 7:10pm with a motion by Councilman Hubbard, a second by Councilman Borst and approval by all.

With a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all the Board set the fees for dogs at $7.50 for altered dogs and $18.00 for unaltered dogs.

A representative of the Edith B Ford Library spoke to the board, thanking them for their support, and highlighting new and on going programs at the library.

Councilman Hubbard read an e-mail he had received from Michele and Kevin Mannella regarding a dilapidated house in their neighborhood. Councilman Hubbard will contact code enforcement.

Highway Superintendent Jack Wickham presented his highway report.  Jack discussed with the Board progress on the new truck.  Jack announced that replacement of the Rock River Rd Bridge was almost complete. The Board requested that some pictures be taken of the project. Discussion was had regarding setting standards for installation of culvert pipes on Town roads. With a motion by Councilman Hubbard, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all the Board set the minimum length at 30ft, the maximum length at 40ft and the minimum diameter to be 12 inches subject to the discretion of the Highway Superintendent. Discussion was had regarding plowing of County Roads by the Town. It was felt by the Board that the County had to pay more money for us to continue the plowing. Walt will follow up. Jack also presented his transfer station report.

The Town Clerk’s Report and moneys collected for October were accepted into the record. As Land Use Officer, the Town Clerk submitted his report 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.

Under unfinished business discussion was had regarding the preliminary budget.  With a motion by Councilman Borst, a second by Councilman Wilkins and approval by all, the Board set the Planning Board budget at $4000.00 and the Highway machinery budget at $75,000.00. With a motion by Councilman Borst, a second by Councilman Wilkins and approval by all, the Board approved the 2011 budget with the above amendments. Regarding the Planning Board discussion was had on how they will proceed.

Under new business it was noted that the BAR had a member whose term was expired. With a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all, the Board re-appointed Sharon Reagin to a four year term on the Board of Assessment Review.

It was noted by Councilman Hubbard the lack of press coverage at the meetings. It was suggested that a letter be sent to the official newspapers requesting that they cover the meetings for news exposure to the public. Also Councilman Borst offered to work on the Web page to update the page making it more informative and more user friendly.

Following the Audit of the bills, Vouchers #408-442, were approved for payment with a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all, for Abstract #11 for $47,587.02. 

Supervisor Prouty adjourned the meeting at 9:08pm with a motion by Councilman Wilkins, a second by Councilman Borst, and approval by all.

Respectfully Submitted,

James E. Vangalio

Ovid Town Clerk