DATE: March 11, 2014
CALL TO ORDER:
Privilege of the Floor:
HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT’S REPORT:
Highway work Report for Feb. 11, 2014 through March 10
Minutes for February 11, 2014 TB meeting
–Time Warner letters
–Soil & Water Advocate magazine-distributed
Code Officer (away until March 19th)
Final Calendar for TB and SV duties
10K transferred from General to Good Neighbor acct.
Budget adjustments for after December 11th, 2013 update (these are after Dec. 11)
Supervisor’s Annual Report due date extension
Dog enumeration report
XP computer expiration—estimates for replacement computers
Town Insurance bid request
Fuel Bid requests
Tractor Pull requests on Town property for July 6th and September 14th, 2014
New Junk Yard Law draft to refer to PB
TOWN CLERK’S FINANCIAL REPORT:
Town Clerk’s Financial Report for February, 2014
SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT:
Supervisor’s Financial Report for February, 2014
Tax Warrant: receipts and disbursements
REPORT FROM THE COUNTY SUPERVISORS:
ACCEPT CORRECTED JANUARY WARRANT: correct warrant totals on Highway
GENERAL VOUCHERS: # 42 – # 57
HIGHWAY VOUCHERS: # 43 – # 62
James Tucker was appointed to the Meredith Planning Board by members of the Town Board at its meeting on February 11.
A native of the Town of Meredith, Tucker operates Wire Nutz Electric, an electrical contractor that also specializes in solar power systems. He and his wife Simone live on County Highway 14.
Tucker told the Town Board: “As a life long resident of this town, I have witnessed the changing demographics of our community and would like to contribute to the shaping of its future.”
Tucker was appointed to a full seven-year term, succeeding Floyd Vogt, whose term expired at the end of 2013.
At a special meeting on December 19, the Meredith Town Board approved a new law prohibiting heavy industry, including hydro-fracturing for natural gas. The approval followed two public hearings and a review by the Delaware County Planning Board, which decided to take “no action.
The vote was 4 to 0. The fifth member of the board, Paul Menke, who retired at the end of the year, did not attend the meeting. Supervisor Keitha Capouya told a reporter: “We wanted a law, based on home rule, to protect our citizens and our environment from severe industrial pollution and damage.”
Heavy industry is defined as “chemical manufacturing, exploration for natural gas, extraction of natural gas, natural gas processing facilities and/or compressor stations, exploration for crude oil, extraction of crude oil, oil refineries, coal mining, coal processing, nuclear waste dumping and steel manufacturing.”
The new law was prepared with the guidance of Nan Stolzenberg, a community planning specialist who also had helped the Town Board with the Farmland Protection Plan, and John Lyons, a land-use lawyer.
Meredith is the second town in Delaware County to impose such a ban. Andes previously enacted its own prohibition.
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The Meredith Town Board
- James Ellis, Supervisor
- Ronald Bailey
- Daniel Birnbaum
- John Janiszewski
- Rachel Polens