Meeting minutes and notes from the
East Fishkill Town Board Workshop Meeting
- JANUARY 11, 2007 – 7:30 PM
Review and Receipt of
Open Work Session
1. Report on Wastewater
Because the bids for the project reflected some
substantial cost increases, the Town is looking at an engineering review of
this project. Board will try and setup interviews with two firms next
Thursday to see if there’s some validation in doing such a review.
2. Discuss Open Space
Town has received 10 applications for positions on
the Open Space Committee and will review whether the Town Board as a whole,
or say two Board members should interview the candidates.
3. Discussion on Local Laws:
Wetlands, Steep Slopes and Lot Count
These proposed Town Laws have been modified and are
now available for review at the Town’s website at
Because the Town wanted the Town’s Planner to review these laws, the
reopening of the public hearing will likely now be during one of the
4. Discuss Insurance BOR
As the Town already pays a broker fee in their MVP
insurance payments – it is built in to the fees – Marshall & Sterling
Insurance has asked to be the Broker of Record for the Town. It is a
no-binding agreement – but one that will have Marshall & Sterling doing some
of the work and support that is now currently done by Town employees. Board
agreed to go ahead with this.
5. Discuss GIS Contract
The GIS contract consultant for the Town needs to be
reviewed by the Town Board, as this is up for renewal.
6. Discuss Comptroller
The Town Board would like to create a position of Controller for the Town.
Towns of our size usually have Controllers. The Board will consider
establishing the Controller position at the next meeting. Meanwhile a job
description will be arrived at by the Board. The current financial
administrator has expressed an interest in this position if created.
7. Discuss Town Historian
Everett Lee – will be named Town Historian Emeritus
for recognition of all the years he’s been active Town Historian. Carolyn
Plage, will be named Town Historian for active duties.
Additionally – Save Wiccopee Organization
learned our Supervisor John Hickman, over the Holidays, completed his
Masters Degree in Business Administration. As the pressures of growth,
complexities, and multiple issues facing the Town grow more and more every
year, we sincerely applaud John’s personal efforts at continuing education
and learning efforts. We strongly feel all Town employees and appointees
should endeavor to undertake continuing education in their areas of
Congratulations – Supervisor Hickman!
Close Work Session
Discuss personnel and matters of litigation.