MONTHLY BOARD MEETING – August 14, 2013
Chairman Len Eckerly called the monthly Board of Supervisors meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.; all members except Lee present. Lee Wilmsen arrive late. The minutes of the July 10, 2013 Board meeting were approved as presented on a motion from Laura Rusk; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried.
The TREASURER'S REPORT
$ 43,827.50 – 06/30/13 Bank Statment Balance
$ 70.00 – Less 1 Outstanding Checks
$ 43,827.50 – 07/01/13 Beginning Check Book Balance
July Bank Statement Activity
$ 28,894.11 – Deposits
$ 8.14 – Interest Earned
$ 12,058.69 – Less Checks Cleared
$ 60,831.06 – 07/31/13 Bank Statement Balance
$ 37,370.40 – Less 4 Outstanding Checks
$ 23,460.66 – 07/31/13 Ending Check Book Balance
$ 52,930.47 – 067/01/13 Money Market Beginning Balance
$ 24.72 – Interest Earned
$ 52,955.19 – 07/31/13 Bank Statement Balance
$52,955.19 – Total all Accounts
$ 24,727.19 – General Fund
$ 0.00 – Machinery Fund
$ 28,228.00 – Building Fund
Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the Treasures report as presented; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried.
The Chairman asked if the AGENDA WAS POSTED. The Clerk answered ‘yes’.
ROAD REPORT – mowing of town roads is in process; approximately ¾ of the roads are done. The John Deere Tractor had two hydraulic hoses replaced; we received the new 2014 International.
The Clerk presented BARTENDER LICENSES for Alyssa Dettloff, Alexander Little, Tricia Dombrowski and Kim Haney. All licenses were approved on a motion from Len Eckerly; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Diane Sisko sent an e-mail requesting that the SPEED LIMIT ½ mile before and after Sisko's Pine Point Resort be reduced to 25 MPH for safety reasons. The Town Board must make a formal request to the County for this change. Laura Rusk made a motion to send a request to the County for a reduction in speed limit to 25 MPH at Sisko's Pine Point Resort; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried.
Len Eckerly presented a drawing of where he thinks the NEW SIGNS FOR FLOWAGE ROAD SHOULD BE PLACED. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve the sign placement as presented; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
A COMBINATION LIQUOR & BEER LICENSE was presented for Badagliacco’s Blueberry Hill Resort, dba Johnny B’s. Len Eckerly recused himself from voting on the application. Mike Payne that owns the bar 100 feet from Johnny B’s said that John is not operating within the law. He said the ATF was called on a complaint. He also stated that their income has been hurt since John opened his restaurant. Trish Dougherty stated that ‘this is business not personal”. She did admit that the ATF did come in and find that there was some wine purchased from another source besides a distributor. That wine was confiscated. One audience member said we would be helping one business while putting another out of business.
Laura thought we should not use any correspondence from John’s prior application to facilitate the Board’s decision on the current license application. Lee Wilmsen agreed with Laura and thought we should do anything we could to encourage more business in the community. Lee Wilmsen made a motion to stop public input on the Badagliacco liquor license application; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried. Laura Rusk made a motion to approve a Combination Liquor & Beer license for Badagliacco’s Blueberry Hill Resort; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
A petition was submitted for ATV TRAVEL ON PINE KNOLL ROAD. Len Eckerly recused himself from voting on this issue. Len said he did not think the petition was legal the way it was presented and that the majority of the names are not Pine Knoll Road residents and some do not reside in Town of Hunter. Lee Wilmsen said the 16 people that live on Pine Knoll Road should have the most consideration rather than the people that do not live on the road. Sam Clements, Trail Captain of Radisson, said many towns are starting to open their roads to ATV travel and it can be monitored by a Rec Officer. Steve George said he was not notified of this request and he says there is a safety issue versus a convenience issue and is opposed to ATV travel on Pine Knoll Road. There were many more comments from the floor. There were 5 residents that were not notified. Laura Rusk felt all people that reside on Pine Knoll should be approached. Laura Rusk made a motion to send an opinion letter to every resident on Pine Knoll Road; 2nd Lee Wilmsen; motion carried.
Lee Wilmsen made a motion to APPROVE PAYMENT OF BILLS AND PAYROLL for checks #15197 to #15225 from 07/11/2013 to 08/14/2013 for a total expenditure of $62,004.56; 2nd Len Eckerly; motion carried.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:15 p.m. on a motion from Lee Wilmsen; 2nd Laura Rusk; motion carried.
Patricia Swaffield, Clerk