Meeting Schedules

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Cortlandt Town Board was conducted on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 in the Vincent F. Nyberg meeting room of the Cortlandt Town Hall, located at One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY (10567) with the following elected officials and appointed staff in attendance:

LINDA D. PUGLISI Supervisor
JOSEPH D. CERRETO Councilman
FRANCIS X. FARRELL Councilman
ANN LINDAU Councilwoman
JOHN E. SLOAN Councilman
Also present:
JO-ANN DYCKMAN Town Clerk
THOMAS WOOD, ESQ. Town Attorney
GLENN CESTARO Comptroller
EDWARD VERGANO Director, DOTS
JEFF TKACS Co-Director, DES
KATHLEEN BURLESON DES, Recreation
JOHN LIPPERT DES, Highway
FRAN SURAK DES, Office of the Aging
PETER McMILLAN Purchasing Director
CLAUDIA VAHEY Human Res. Dir. 
CATHERINE M. HOFFMAN Deputy Town Clerk


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MEETING CALLED to ORDER 
Supervisor Puglisi called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.


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PLEDGE TO THE FLAG
Scouts from Cub Pack 36, Hendrick Hudson School District, led all present in a Pledge of Allegiance.

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SUPERVISOR’S REPORTS on PROJECTS and ISSUES
Thomas Laurentin, an Eagle Scout, was introduced by the Supervisor. Supervisor Puglisi lauded the entire Laurentin family who is involved in scouting and give a lot of service to the Cortlandt community. Councilpersons Cerreto and Lindau attended the Eagle Scout ceremony and Councilman Cerreto said it was very impressive.

Thomas explained his project was organizing an AmeriCares Home Project. He was assisted by his troop, as well as Girl Scouts. The Town provided dumpsters for over 265 yards of debris. He, alone, spent 3300 hours on this enormous project. 

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Supervisor Puglisi wished everyone a Happy New Year, saying she and the Town Board are very excited about this coming year.

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ROLL CALL
On a roll call attendance administered by Town Clerk Jo-Ann Dyckman at 7:40 p.m., all Councilpersons indicated their attendance.

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TOWN BOARD REPORTS
Councilwoman Ann Lindau discussed the importance of house enumeration. The law has been on the books since 1993 and to date has had limited compliance. The Town will begin issuing a Notice to Remedy Violation with a 5 day compliance time. If ignored, an Appearance Summons will be issued. This will be enforced by the Code Department.

The Eagle Scout ceremony which Councilwoman Lindau attended for Thomas Laurentin was held at the Muriel H. Morabito Community Center, an appropriate location for a ceremony of this type. She reminded residents of the availability of this facility for community events.

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Councilmember Sloan reported on his attendance, along with Councilmember Lindau, at a monthly meeting for Westchester County Municipal officials. This month’s speaker was Mr. James Kalstrom, Director of New York State Security. He said he feels it important that we know what type of security there is at Indian Point, a subject that everyone has been kept in the dark about. He said he feels deterrence
is a lot better way to achieve our goal than is silence.

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Councilmember Farrell recognized and thanked members of DES for what he feels was an effort above and beyond. Ronald Bleakley and Vincent Letteri heard of a homeowner’s concerns about spilled debris and resolved the situation much to the satisfaction and pleasure of the homeowner.

County-wide evaluation is again rising to the fore as a problem that needs to be dealt with. It particularly affects the residents of Cortlandt in the Lakeland School District. He’s hopeful that some successful resolution will be arrived at in the coming year.

Another issue to be occupying the Town Board’s time is an analysis of costs and benefits of improving meter reading in the Cortlandt Consolidated Water District. About 7000 customers are currently being served with manually read meters. There are other more efficient methods utilizing many fewer employee hours.

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Councilman Joseph Cerreto said the Lincoln Society of Peekskill which also encompasses the Town of Cortlandt, is conducting their annual events on February 9th 
which includes a dinner at Colonial Terrace. This year’s speaker will be Rich Lamb, a CBS commentator radio/news. One of the other highlights of the evening is Brian Kaplan’s display of his extensive Civil War memorabilia collection. Other ceremonies will be held throughout the day in commemoration of President A. Lincoln.

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APPROVAL of the MINUTES
Minutes of the regular meeting of December 4, 2001 were unanimously approved as submitted by Town Clerk Jo-Ann Dyckman on motion made by Councilperson Sloan, seconded by Councilperson Cerreto: ALL VOTING AYE.


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PUBLIC HEARINGS
(Transcripts of the following Public Hearing are to be found on file in the Official Public Hearing Book in the Office of the Town Clerk.)

Public hearing to consider amending Local Law 3-75 and reorganize the Purchasing Department to include Systems and Technological duties.

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order at 7:55 p.m. and asked Town Attorney Tom Wood to give a brief overview.

T. Wood said the Town Board has before it a Local Law which, if adopted, would amend certain provisions of the existing local law which establishes the Department of Purchasing., The Town Board is desirous of having a staff member who will be responsible for overseeing the Town’s web-site, the implementation of various technology matters, both in equipment education and training and, also, to coordinate the GIS system. The Town Board has decided the Director of Purchasing should have those responsibilities. This Local Law will grant that authority. It will also set forth the Town Board’s intent that the Director should have training programs to maximize the use of technology.

There was no one who wished to speak on the topic and the Public Hearing was closed on motion of Councilmember Cerreto, seconded by Councilmember Lindau: ALL VOTING AYE.
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Councilmember Cerreto and Lindau moved to adopt the following legislation:

RESOLUTION NO. 1–02 – RE: Adopt a negative declaration in the matter of a Local Law amending Local Law No. 3-75.

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LOCAL LAW NO. 1–02 – RE: Amend Local Law No. 3-75 to reorganize the Purchasing Department to include Systems and Technology duties.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

Supervisor Puglisi recognized Peter McMillan, Purchasing Director, saying the Town Board was pleased with these additional responsibilities.

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Public hearing to consider an application from Nextel for a wireless facility on an 
existing Con Edison tower located on Furnace Dock Road.

Town Clerk Jo-Ann Dyckman presented for the record and read the Notice of Hearing as had been published in the official Town of Cortlandt newspaper.

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order at 7:58 p.m.

Ira Zaroff, Attorney with Snyder and Snyder, spoke on behalf of Nextel, discussing the proposal.

Supervisor Puglisi asked the Town Attorney whether proper notice was given to property owners and was answered in the affirmative.

Councilmember Sloan asked how far the equipment shelter was from the nearest neighbor and was advised that it was 500 feet.

There were no further questions and the Public Hearing was closed at 8:00 p.m. on motion of Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell: ALL VOTING AYE.

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On motion of Councilmember Lindau, seconded by Councilmember Farrell, the following legislation was adopted: 

RESOLUTION NO. 02-02 – RE: Adopt a negative declaration in the matter of an application from Nextel for a wireless facility on an existing Con Edison tower.

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RESOLUTION NO. 03-02 – RE: Authorize Nextel to erect a wireless facility on an existing Con Edison tower located on Furnace Dock Road.

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (Agenda items only.)
Speaker: Andrew Fisher.
Subject: Commended Highway Department.
Concern about buffer zone at Assumption Cemetery.

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BID REPORTS
None.
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REPORTS
Councilmember Farrell moved that the following reports be received and ordered filed, seconded by Councilmember Sloan:

September, 2001 - Recreation/DES.
November, 2001 - Purchasing Department, Code Enforcement/DOTS,
Water/DOTS, Recreation/DES, Zoning Board of Appeals,
Town Justices, Receiver of Taxes.
December, 2001 - Purchasing Department, Town Justices, Receiver of Taxes,
Town Clerk.

2001 Annual Report – Town Clerk.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi noted the retirement of Receiver of Taxes Wilma Partenheimer, wishing her a healthy, happy retirement. There was no additional discussion, ALL VOTED AYE.

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OLD BUSINESS
Correspondence:

Councilmember Sloan moved the following documents be received and ordered filed, and the amendment adopted, seconded by Councilmember Cerreto:

OLD BUSINESS, (cont.)
Part I of the full EAF and two conceptual drawings for property located on Oregon Road at Westbrook Drive.

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Letter from the Verplanck Waterfront Preservation Committee in response to a referral from the Town Board concerning the Overlook property.

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Reports from the Town Assessor on several requests to purchase Town property. Letter from an adjoining property owner notified by the Assessor. Refer, also, to the Legal Department.

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Report from the Department of Technical Services on a Town Board referral of the Affordable Housing Development proposal at property located on Lexington Avenue and Crompond Road.

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Memo from the DES Deputy for Highway regarding an excess material policy. Refer, also, to DES and the Legal Department.

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Memo from DES on G. Cannon request for improved safe entrance and egress to her property on 130 Oregon Road.

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Letter from the Supervisor to Westchester County Board of Legislators regarding Indian Point evacuation plan. Authorize a resolution with respect to security at the Indian Point plants.

RESOLUTION NO. 04-02 – RE: With respect to all nuclear power plants at Indian Point. (AMENDED that information be sent to the three Homeland Security officers – Federal, State and County levels of government.)

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi asked that the item be amended to include that this information be sent to the three Homeland Security Officers at the Federal, State and County levels of government. (Amendment.)

She said after several months of time spent at Indian Point asking questions of Entergy officers and the New York State Homeland Security Officer to ensure safety for citizens of our community, she believes that constant protection is necessary on land, in the air, in the river. We also need a revision and upgrading of the evacuation plan in the County, around these facilities. We need, at all times, to have tight security and these items are noted in the correspondences from the Supervisor.

There was no additional discussion; ALL VOTED AYE.


NEW BUSINESS
Correspondence
Councilmember Cerreto moved the following documents be received and ordered filed and amended, as indicated, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

Letter from the Croton Dam Homeowners’ Association regarding the former Stokes-Green property. Refer citizens’ concerns to Westchester County.

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Letter from the Westchester County Commissioner of Public Works regarding watershed security. (Croton Dam Road closed in Cortlandt.)

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Letter from Alicia McNally expressing traffic concerns in the area of Oregon Road and Heady Street as well as litter at the Cortlandt Town Center. Refer, also, to DES.
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Petition from residents of Meadowsweet Road, Shady Brook Lane and Cedar Knoll Lane concerning parking problems. Refer, also, to DES.

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Letter from the Unitarian Fellowship BCO requesting the Town support their request to purchase adjoining property from NYS. Refer, also, to DES and DOTS.

Discussion: Councilmember Farrell said he recommended to the Town Board and they agreed that if it’s feasible to lend assistance to the Unitarian Fellowship with their request that we should do so. To that end, he contacted the correspondent and suggested a meeting between the representatives from the fellowship and members of the Town DES staff and possibly the Engineering staff to analyze whether or not what they’re suggesting is feasible. If it is something the Town can support, then we’ll do so and request the State to grant their request so they may provide additional parking for their congregation and safer ingress and egress to the church.

The state completed, about three years ago, extensive renovations to the intersection, making it much safer than it’s ever been. 

Supervisor Puglisi thanked Councilmember Farrell for his work on this request, saying the State DOT would make the ultimate decision but the Town would assist.

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Memo from DES/Code Enforcement advising the House Enumeration Law will be vigorously enforced.
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Memo from the Supervisor re-appointing Ann Lindau as Deputy Supervisor with a stipend of $1200.00 a year, with Councilmember Frank Farrell to be appointed same in absence of Councilmember Lindau and Supervisor Puglisi, receiving a stipend for each day of service. (AMENDED to remove any payment for Councilmember Farrell’s service.)

Discussion: Councilmember Farrell said it had been an honor recently to be asked by the Supervisor to step in as Deputy Supervisor in her absence and that of Councilmember Lindau. He is grateful for the award of an additional stipend, but will decline any payment for such an honor. 

He was lauded in this action by both the Supervisor and Councilmember Sloan.


NEW BUSINESS, (cont.)
Memo from the Deputy Director of DOTS giving a summary of the activities of the DOTS/Water Division for 2001.

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Memo from the Director of DOTS with a proposal for transferring meter reading and billing operations from CCWD to the Joint Water Works.

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Decision by the U. S. Court of Appeals upholding Court’s dismissal of Eugene Capicotto vs. Town of Cortlandt et. al.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi said that we were defendants in the lawsuit and the Town Attorney will inform the community that we just won this lawsuit as defendants.

T. Wood, Town Attorney, said approximately two and a half years ago, following some personnel reassignments, the President of the AFSCME union, Eugene Capicotto, filed a federal rights civil lawsuit against the Town of Cortlandt, the Supervisor, T. Wood and one of the Co-Directors of the Department of Environmental Services. He alleged that the transfer in his job position was to retaliate against him for having made some allegations of corruption in the Town’s drug testing program. The allegations that he made were proved to be foundless, the program’s integrity was supported by the federal Department of Transportation. No irregularities were ever found. We went through depositions; at least ten of the Town’s staff was deposed. Last April Judge Harrington Parker of the United States District Court in White Plains granted the Town’s motion for summary judgement. Based upon that the Court concluded that his claim must fail because he was unable to prove that there was any retaliatory intent on the part of the Town in making any response. He subsequently elected to appeal that to the United States Court of Appeals Second Circuit. There were oral arguments in October and in December it was the unanimous decision of the Court of Appeals affirming Judge Parker’s dismissal. 

Mr. Wood said he feels that what summarizes it all is the last paragraph of the decision – “In essence, he (Capicotto) elicited chronologically vague and sloppy answers to chronologically vague and sloppy questions. To reach a jury, he must present material evidence to contradict appellants’ assertions of fact; he cannot simply sit on his laurels and point to the muddled mess he made of the deposition testimony.”

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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RESOLUTIONS, (All resolutions adopted at this meeting will be found affixed to the end of the original copy of the Town Board Minutes.)
Councilmember Lindau moved for adoption of the following resolutions, seconded by Councilmember Farrell:

RESOLUTION NO. 05–02 – RE: Appoint Fred Pardee to the title MEO in DES.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi offered her congratulations.

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RESOLUTION NO. 06–02 – RE: Appoint John Gilbert to the title “Recreational Repairman.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi also offered her congratulations to Mr. Gilbert.

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RESOLUTION NO. 07–02 – RE: Re-appoint Robert Foley to membership on the Planning Board.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked Bob Foley for all his hard work on the Planning Board and for his tremendous dedication to the community.

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RESOLUTION NO. 08–02 – RE: Designate Steven Kessler as Chairperson and Ken Hoch as Vice Chairperson of the Planning Board.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked these men who have been on the Planning Board for many years and who do a terrific job.

She asked all of the preceding men who were present in the audience to stand up for a round of applause.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmembers Farrell and Sloan then moved for adoption of the following resolutions:

RESOLUTION NO. 09–02 - RE: Reappoint John Mattis to membership on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked John Mattis for his service on this board, a position he has held for many years. 
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RESOLUTION NO. 10–02 – RE: Appoint Eunice Rosenberg and Raymond Reber to the Zoning Board of Appeals as members to fill vacancies.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi said Eunice Rosenberg has been a long time member of Cortlandt WATCH and has been involved in many activities in the community. She was thanked for her work and welcomed to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Supervisor Puglisi also thanked Raymond Reber.

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RESOLUTION NO. 11–02 – RE: Designate John Mattis as Chairperson and Wai Chin as Vice Chairperson to the Zoning Board of Appeals.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked Wai Chin for his years of service on the ZBA.

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RESOLUTION NO. 12–02 – RE: Reappoint Kathryn Catala as the Chairperson of the PRC for 2002.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked K. Catala for her service to the PRC.


RESOLUTION NO. 13–02 – RE: Reappoint Glen Malia as a member of the Board of Assessment Review.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi thanked Glen for his service to Board of Assessment Review.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Supervisor Puglisi advised the Town Clerk that Agenda Resolutions numbered 6, 7 and 10 would be skipped over since Town Board members have informed her they would like to discuss these personnel issues. The board will adjourn later on in the meeting to executive session, followed by a vote on these issues.

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Councilmember Lindau moved for adoption of the following resolution, seconded by Councilmember Cerreto:

RESOLUTION NO. 60–02 – RE: Appoint the Town Attorney, Town Comptroller and Director of Technical Services.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmember Cerreto moved that the following item be removed from the agenda, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

Authorize various employment contracts for certain department heads and deputies.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmember Sloan moved that the following resolutions be adopted, seconded by Councilmember Cerreto:

RESOLUTION NO. 14–02 – RE: Appoint the Registrar and Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics.

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RESOLUTION NO. 15–02 – RE: Appoint the Director of Purchasing.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmember Cerreto moved for adoption of the following resolutions, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

RESOLUTION NO. 61–02 – RE: Authorize establishing the 2002 salaries for Town employees.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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RESOLUTION NO. 62-02 – RE: Establish a quarterly auto/mileage allowance for the Supervisor.

At request of the Supervisor, Town Clerk Jo-Ann Dyckman polled the board, as follows:

Councilmember Sloan Yes,
Councilmember Cerreto Yes,
Supervisor Puglisi Recused herself.
Councilmember Lindau Yes,
Councilmember Farrell No.

Discussion: Councilmember Farrell said the Town policies afford an opportunity for employees and officers to claim mileage. The requirement is that it be documented. We don’t pay for commutation and he feels that this resolution alters this in a way that makes him feel uncomfortable.

The resolution was declared adopted.

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Councilmember Cerreto moved for adoption of the following resolutions, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

RESOLUTION NO. 16–02 – RE: Appoint members of the Cortlandt Regional ALS Committee and reappoint Councilperson Cerreto as Chairperson and Jeff Tkacs as Staff Coordinator for the year 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 17–02 – RE: Appoint the Voting Machine Custodians for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 18–02 – RE: Appoint the Bingo Inspector for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 19–02 – RE: Appoint the Town Safety Committee with Jeff Tkacs and Claudia as Co-Chairpersons.

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RESOLUTION NO. 20–02 – RE: Appoint Bennett-Kielson & Co. as Town auditors.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.
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Councilmember Lindau moved for adoption of the following resolutions, seconded by Councilmember Farrell:

RESOLUTION NO. 21–02 – RE: Authorize an agreement with Republic Western Insurance Co. for Excess Workers’ Compensation Insurance.

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RESOLUTION NO. 22–02 – RE: Adopt the Rules of Procedure for Town Board Meetings.

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RESOLUTION NO. 23–02 – RE: Designate the 2002 Official Newspaper.

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RESOLUTION NO. 24–02 – RE: Designate the 2002 depositories.

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RESOLUTION NO. 25–02 – RE: Designate the Supervisor and Human Resources Coordinator as authorizing authorities to execute all Civil Service forms.

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RESOLUTION NO. 26–02 – RE: Designate the Committees/ Boards/ Councils for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 27–02 – RE: Designate Town Board liaisons to various Departments/ Boards, Councils and Committees.

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RESOLUTION NO. 28–02 – RE: Authorize mileage rates for Town officials and employees.

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RESOLUTION NO. 29–02 – RE: Authorize Town officials to attend the Association of Towns training sessions in New York City in February.

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RESOLUTION NO. 30-02 – RE: Designate the Supervisor as the voting delegate and Councilwoman Lindau as the alternate at the Association of Towns training sessions.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmember Farrell moved for adoption of the following resolution, seconded by Councilmember Sloan:

RESOLUTION NO. 31–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute all contracts on behalf of the Town awarded by the Purchasing Director during 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 32–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute applications for pool and concession permits for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 33–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute all applications for State Aid for Youth and Senior Citizens for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 34–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an Agreement with Westchester County covering the Employee Assistance Program for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 35–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an Agreement with Westchester County for Youthful Drug Abuse Prevention Program funding.

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RESOLUTION NO. 36–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute inter-local agreements for Nor-West Regional Services for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 37–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute all nutrition contracts for 2002.
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RESOLUTION NO. 38–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an Agreement with N.Y.S. OMRDD for Recreational Inclusion Services.

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RESOLUTION NO. 39–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an agreement with the City of Peekskill covering Nutrition Meals under Title 3C of the Older Americans Act for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 40–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute a letter agreement with the Paramount Performing Arts Center for the Town of Cortlandt’s donation of $10,000 for cultural service for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 41–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an agreement with Villages for 2002 covering shared equipment.

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RESOLUTION NO. 42–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an agreement with the Villages for 2002 covering freon disposal.

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RESOLUTION NO. 43–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute an agreement with the Villages for 2002 authorizing the Town Purchasing Director to advertise bids on behalf of the Villages.

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RESOLUTION NO. 44–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute all personal service contracts for 2002.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmember Sloan moved for adoption of the following resolutions, seconded by Councilmember Cerreto:

RESOLUTION NO. 45–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to execute contracts with Westchester County for the CDBG projects for 2002.

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RESOLUTION NO. 46–02 – RE: Authorize the Supervisor to begin negotiations for a proposed partnership/acquisition of property known as Abee Rose.

Discussion: Supervisor Puglisi said she and Councilmember Cerreto were working very hard on this project and they are optimistic of their success. She feels the property should remain open space and pristine into perpetuity.

There was no additional discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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Councilmembers Cerreto and Lindau moved for adoption of the following resolutions and authorized removal of the resolution indicated:

RESOLUTION NO. 47–02 – RE: Authorize the Planning Division of DOTS to apply for grant funds for the Conklin East Sewer District.

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RESOLUTION NO. 48–02 – RE: Authorize the Planning Division of DOTS to apply for grant funds for GIS mapping.

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RESOLUTION NO. 49–02 – RE: Designate the Town Hall as the Emergency Operations Center during emergencies per the recommendation of the Emergency Task Force.

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RESOLUTION NO. 50–02 – RE: Adopt a Town Employment Screening Policy.

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RESOLUTION NO. 51–02 – RE: Adopt a policy for employees who file discrimination complaints.

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Authorize a reduction of inspection fees with respect to the Assumption Cemetery. 

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RESOLUTION NO. 52–02 – RE: Authorize the release of security in the amount of $10,000 for the Cortlandt Medical Building.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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ADDITIONS to the AGENDA

Councilmember Lindau moved the following items be added to the agenda:, that the correspondence be received and ordered filed and the resolutions adopted:

Planning Board Resolution No. 2-02 pertaining to granting a Special Permit for affordable senior housing on property known as Springvale. 

RESOLUTION NO. 53-02 – RE: Schedule Public Hearing for February 12, 2002 for consideration of granting a Special Permit for affordable senior housing on property known as Springvale.

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Letter dated December 5, 2001 from Westchester County requesting an exemption from the Town building moratorium with respect to the Stokes-Green property.

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RESOLUTION NO. 54-02 – RE: Appoint Donna White to the title Senior Recreation Leader in the Recreation Division of DES.

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RESOLUTION NO. 55-02 – RE: Appoint Melissa Forman to the title Senior Recreation Leader in the Recreation Division of DES.

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RESOLUTION NO. 56-02 – RE: Appoint Beth Bonanno as a full time driver for Nor-West.

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RESOLUTION NO. 57-02 – RE: Appoint Chantal Haight as a permanent part time Animal Control/Parking Enforcement Officer in the Code Enforcement Division of DOTS.

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RESOLUTION NO. 58-02 – RE: Authorize the cancellation of tax liens for property known as Hillpoint.

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RESOLUTION NO. 59-02 – RE: Authorize a one year extension to the Westchster County Police agreement with a four percent (4) increase. All other terms remain the same.

There was no discussion: ALL VOTED AYE.

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BUDGET TRANSFERS
None.

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (second)
None.
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Councilmember Lindau moved that the meeting be adjourned to Executive Session at 8:25 p.m., seconded by Councilmember Farrell; ALL VOTED AYE.

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Supervisor Puglisi reconvened the meeting at 8:45 p.m. and action was taken on Agenda items - Resolutions Numbered 6, 7, and 10. To read this action, refer to Page 10 of these Town Board Minutes.

ADJOURNMENT

The meeting was adjourned at 8:47 p.m. on motion made by Councilmember Sloan, seconded by Councilmember Cerreto; ALL VOTED AYE.

Respectfully submitted,



JO-ANN DYCKMAN,
Town Clerk