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Town of Pittsford Select Board Meeting
 January 24, 2008

                       

Thomas "Hank" Pelkey opened the meeting at 5:30 p.m.  Select Board members present were:  Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Allen Hitchcock, David Markowski, Joseph Gagnon, and Thomas Hooker. 

Also present were Kathleen Ramsay, David Rowe, Michael Leehy, and Tom Carrara (5:45 p.m.).

 

RESIGNATION FROM BOARD OF LISTERS

Joseph Gagnon moved that the Board accept the resignation of John Eugair from the Board of Listers, effective January 31, 2008.  Tom Hooker seconded the motion which was approved unanimously by the Board.

 

GENERAL FUND & HIGHWAY FUND BUDGETS

 

David Markowski moved that the Board adopt the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 General Fund Budget of $1,137,083, with the sum of $904,483 to be raised by taxes, and the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Highway Fund Budget of $934,613, with the sum of $813,663 to be raised by taxes. Tom Hooker seconded the motion.

 

Discussion: 

 

General Fund:

Kathleen Ramsay noted that, as directed by the Board at its last meeting, water hydrant fees of $22,360 were added to the General Fund budget.  The $22,360 will be a transfer to the water department as payment for fire fighting capacity.  The Board's discussion of 2007 noted that the availability of water (fire) hydrants benefits all residents, not just the users of the water system.  This transfer is to offset the cost of water storage capacity, water used and hydrant maintenance. The fee is based on 86 hydrants in Pittsford at $260 per hydrant.

 

Highway Fund:

As directed by the Board at its last meeting, $25,000 was added to the Highway Fund budget for FY09 for bridge repairs and replacement, in anticipation of upcoming bridge projects, including the Kendall Hill Road Bridge.

 

The Board unanimously approved the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 General Fund Budget of $1,137,083, with the sum of $904,483 to be raised by taxes, and the proposed Fiscal Year 2009 Highway Fund Budget of $934,613, with the sum of $813,663 to be raised by taxes.

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING WARNING

 

Tom Hooker moved that the Board sign the Annual Town Meeting Warning for March 3, 2008.  David Markowski seconded the motion.

 

Discussion:

David Markowski noted that the vacancy on the Board of Listers should be added to the list of officials to be elected under Article 11.

 

                       

Kathleen Ramsay noted that Article 9 of the Warning requests authorization to establish a reserve fund for planning and construction of bridge repairs and/or replacements.  Funding for the reserve fund is included in the Highway Fund Budget for FY09.

 

The Board unanimously approved the Warning for the March 3, 2008 Annual Town Meeting, with the addition of a second position on the Board of Listers added to the list of officials to be elected.

 

The Board discussed Town Meeting approval of budgets and spending authorizations for line items with Tom Cararra.

 

Allen Hitchcock made a motion to go into Executive Session for Personnel Matters at 6:15 P.M.   

T. Hooker seconded the motion.  The motion was passed unanimously.  K. Ramsay was asked to stay.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

In accordance with 1VSA 312(b) where premature general public knowledge would clearly place the Municipality or person involved at a substantial disadvantage, the Board unanimously agreed to go into Executive Session for Personnel Matters at 6:15 PM.  The Board came out of Executive Session at 6:45 PM.

 

No action was taken.

 

Without any further business, the meeting was adjourned at 6:45 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted:                 

Kathleen Swinington Ramsay, Town Manager & Recording Clerk                                                                                                                                                                                                

Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Chair

Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair

W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman

David Markowski, Selectman

Thomas Hooker, Selectman

 



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