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Meeting minutes and notes from the East Fishkill Town Board Workshop Meeting - March 22, 2007 – 7:30 PM

March 22, 2007
7:30 p.m.



Supervisor's Announcements

Public Hearing(s):
1. Consider Extending the Building Moratorium Until December 31, 2007. .
a. Adopt Local Law
This was approved and passed.

2. Consider Increasing the Authorized Borrowing Authority of the Hopewell Hamlet Sewer District to 16.5 Million Dollars as per Revised Engineer's
Map Plan and Report.
a. Adopt Resolution Requesting State Comptroller's Approval.
This was approved and passed. This is costs to build treatment plant and connecting system. It is a Town debt, but the property owners in the district will repay this.

3. Reset Public Hearing on Local Laws for Wetlands, Steep Slopes and Lot Count Formula for May 24, 2007 Pending Receipt of GEIS from Planning Consultants.
This was approved and passed. Next hearing date is May 24th, 2007

Roll Call
All Town Board members present.

Public Comments on Agenda Items
Some questions were raised about who was be paying the $16.5 million of the Hamlet server district. Answer: was the people in the district.

Approve Minutes:

1. Award the Bid for Construction of the Hopewell Hamlet Wastewater Treatment Facility.
This was approved and passed, to build the treatment facility.

2. Approve a New Three-Year CSEA Agreement.
This was approved and passed.

3. Appoint Member to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
Ken Beyer (spelling?) was appointed to serve on the ZBA.

4. Authorize Payment and IMA with East Fishkill Fire District for Incident Command System.
This was approved to split the cost of system, not to exceed $3000.

5. Award Bid for Purchase of Highway Plowing Equipment.
The single bid was approved.

6. Authorize Agreements with Dutchess County for Dial-A-Ride Services and Stop DWI Funds.
This was tabled until next month’s meeting.

7. Denying Request for Rate Increase by Sagamore Sewer Company Inc.
This was adjourned until next month.

8. Authorize Release of Maintenance Bonds on Squires Farm Subdivision.
This was approved and passed.

9. Approve Proposed Street Names.
This was approved and passed.

10. Receive and File Rezoning Request with respect to Property Owned by John Didio.
This was received and filed for review by Town Planning Board and engineer. This is the property at the corner of Palen Rd and Rte 52… in front of new residential construction. It was mentioned that surrounding properties are residential zoning.

11. Receive and File and Refer Petition to Abandon Joe's Mother's Way to Highway Superintendent and Notify Adjoining Owners.
This was received and referred to Highway Superintendent.

12. Authorize Raises for Non Union Employees.

Budget Transfers (if any)

Public Comment on General Town Issues
A number of residents spoke out about unfairness and errors in the Town wide revaluation done by MJW. MJW is to meet with Town and discuss issues. One resident suggested not paying MJW the balance owed because of the issues. E.F. Town Supervisor said there were about 20% of properties with valuation issues. Mainly raised ranches and vacant land. One resident suggested the % was even higher.

No updates on clean up day(s) for East Fishkill.

Borad member, Peter Cassidy proposed spending up to $2500 to replace aging flags and brackets in the Town. This was approved.

Next Town Board Work Session: April 12, 2007, 7:30 p.m.
Next Town Board Meeting: April 26, 2007, 7:30 p.m.



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