TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY
SPECIAL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
Friday January 3, 2020 1:00 PM
ROBERT YATES, SUPERVISOR PRESENT
DICK SENA, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
DUNCAN MCNEILL, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
LOUISE ORTMAN, COUNCILWOMAN PRESENT
STEVE SENSKE, COUNCILMAN ABSENT
OTHERS PRESENT: Stephanie Gibbs, Deputy Town Clerk; Katie Zimmerman, Court Clerk; Vicki Stow, Deputy Court Clerk; Barb Peacock; Robin Miller, Bookkeeper; Howard Peacock, Justice; Will Ortman; Fred Croscutt, Ferry Board Member; Terry Toy, Ferry Board Member; Martha Anderson, Ferry Secretary; Sam Genco, Ferry Operator.
Mr. Yates said if anyone would like to attend the Annual Fireman’s Awards banquet on January 18th at 6PM he needs to have the reservations by Monday January 6th.
Mr. Yates said Southern Tier West is hosting the Powers and Duties Training. He said it is designed for newly elected officials.
- 2020 REORGANIZATION SCHEDULE:
Mr. Yates said there is one change to the schedule, Dave Stapleton is no longer our attorney. Also, Patrick O’Brien is out on Comp and we will hold his position until May. Mr. Yates said he talked to Phil Strand from the Planning Board, and Greg Michalak from the Zoning Board, and they are both willing to serve another term and will come in and take their oaths at their convenience. Mr. Yates said there are no changes in the salaries.
- MOTION # 1 OF 2020
MRS. ORTMAN MOTIONED TO ADOPT THE REORGANIZATION SCHEDULE AS SUBMITTED AFTER CORRECTIONS. MR. MCNEILL SECONDED. SENA (YES); ORTMAN (YES); YATES (YES); MCNEILL (YES); SENSKE (ABSENT). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- NEW BUSINESS:
- AUDIT COURT; TOWN CLERK; SUPERVISOR’S BOOKS
Mr. Yates said other towns have an audit committee which usually contains 2 board members because of the difficulty of everyone being able to get together at the same town. There was further discussion and it was decided that there was not going to be a committee, but Mr. Yates and Mr. Sena will perform the audits.
- MOTION # 2 OF 2020
MRS. ORTMAN MOTIONS TO HAVE DICK SENA AND ROBERT YATES PERFORM AUDITS ON THE COURT, TOWN CLERK AND SUPERVISOR’S 2019 BOOKS. MR. MCNEILL SECONDED. SENA (YES); ORTMAN (YES); YATES (YES); MCNEILL (YES); SENSKE (ABSENT). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- BEMUS POINT-STOW FERRY
Mr. Yates said the committee is looking for an agreement for a permanent home for the ferry. The Ferry Board said there has been a lot of work done on the Ferry, but it needs to come out of the water to finish and Mayville does not want it there anymore. Mr. Toy said they need to leave that spot in Mayville open for the Chautauqua Bell. The Ferry committee would like to establish a spot to be able to take the ferry out when it needs taken out. Mr. Sena asked if Cheney’s point would work. Mr. Ortman said there is not much space left there. There was further discussion on different possible locations and plans for the Ferry. Mr. Yates said he would like to enter into an agreement for a permanent home for the ferry in the town. Mr. Yates said he would like to get back together in February to discuss this. Mr. Sena said he would like to see some sort of signage down by the ferry explaining what is going on with the ferry.
- MOTION # 3 OF 2020
- MCNEILL MOTIONED TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERVISOR TO MOVE FORWARD IN HAVING A NON-EXCLUSIVE LICENSE AGREEMENT MADE UP TO HOME THE BEMUS POINT-STOW FERRY. MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. SENA (YES); ORTMAN (YES); YATES (YES); MCNEILL (YES); SENSKE (ABSENT).
- MOTION # 4 OF 2020
ON A MOTION MADE BY MR. SENA, SECONDED BY MR. MCNEILL, AND NONE BEING OPPOSED, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 1:48 PM.
Deputy Town Clerk