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Organizational Town Board Meeting
January 6, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Virtual and in Zoom
Phone: (929) 205-6099
Meeting ID: 687 640 4445
Passcode: 427903
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Call Meeting to order

Roll Call

Pledge of Allegiance

Resolutions

RESOLUTION #2021-001 Naming Elected Officials and their Positions was offered by Supervisor Horton at the reorganizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The town board reviewed the list of elected officials as follows:

RESOLUTION #2021-002 stating Organizational Business — Miscellaneous was offered by Supervisor Horton at the reorganizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The following information was examined:

Financial Institutions: NBT Bank

The Regular meetings of the Town Board of the Town of Caroga will be held on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm, and December 29, 2021 at 7:00 pm.

That the Supervisor is authorized to do the following: Invest money anytime that there is money to invest, pay fixed bills such as telephone, electric, gasoline, propane, salaries, contract and insurance, etc., when due. Pay monthly salaries of elected officials.

That Gas Mileage for the year 2021 will be $0.58 per mile per IRS regulations. Detailed logs shall be kept and submitted monthly.

That the Highway Superintendent is authorized to spend up to $2,000.00 without authorization, $2000.00 - $5,000.00 with Supervisor approval, over $5,000.00 with Town Board approval, keeping within budget appropriations for daily and weekly supplies.

The official newspaper — The Leader Herald.

If an elected or appointed official is going to be out of town on vacation or to a seminar, etc., for more than 48 hours, the Town Clerk should be notified and it should be marked on a calendar in the Town Clerk’s office.

Holidays — New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, General Election Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.

RESOLUTION #2021-003 Naming Appointed Positions for the year 2021 was offered by Supervisor Horton at the reorganizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The following persons are hereby appointed as officials in the Town of Caroga for the year 2021:

RESOLUTION #2021-004 to set yearly salaries and hourly rates for the year 2021 was offered by Supervisor Horton at the reorganizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021. The following salaries were reviewed and discussed as follows:

Highway is by contract. All other positions will be reviewed. Pay increases will be retroactive to January 1, 2021, and decreases, if any, will be effective on resolution.

Salary Elected & Appointed Officials to be paid quarterly

Salary Elected & Appointed Officials to be paid monthly

Salary of Appointed Officials to be paid annually

Salary for Elected & Appointed Officials to be paid bi-weekly

Appointed Employees to be paid hourly

RESOLUTION #2021-005 to appoint Karen Dutcher to the Planning Board was offered by Council Member Sturgess at the organizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021,

WHEREAS, the term of Karen Dutcher Planning Board member expired December 31, 2020, and,

WHEREAS, Karen Dutcher has performed her duties regularly and with good will and is a resident of the Town of Caroga.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caroga Town Board appoints Karen Dutcher of Morey Road, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 to a seven-year term on the Planning Board commencing January 1, 2021 until December 31, 2027.

RESOLUTION #2021-006 to appoint Frank Malagisi to the Zoning Board of Appeals was offered by Council Member Long at the organizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021,

WHEREAS, the term of Frank Malagisi as member of the ZBA expired December 31, 2020, and

WHEREAS, Frank Malagisi has ably served the Town of Caroga for years as a member of the ZBA.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caroga Town Board appoints Frank Malagisi, Caroga Lake NY 12032 to a five-year term on the Zoning Board of Appeals commencing January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025.

RESOLUTION #2021-007 - to appoint Christopher Langlois of the firm of Girvin & Ferlazzo as Attorneys for the Town as Independent Contractors was offered by Council Member Glenn at the reorganizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

WHEREAS, the board discussed naming a town attorney as part of the organizational business being conducted this afternoon, and

WHEREAS, Girvin and Ferlazzo have agreed to the same terms of service as in the year 2020, namely that the monthly retainer will be $1,050 per month for non-litigation services, and $195 per hour for litigation services and legal services over 72 hours per year, and

WHEREAS, Girvin and Ferlazzo has dutifully and competently served the Town of Caroga.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Caroga appoints Attorney Christopher Langlois of the firm Girvin & Ferlazzo as Attorney for the Town.

RESOLUTION #2021-008 to appoint Gene Centi Chairman of the Parks, Lakes, Recreation and Tourism Commission was offered by Supervisor Horton at the organizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

WHEREAS, the Gene Centi, Chairman of the PLRT, was appointed to a one year term on the PLRT which expired on December 31, 2020 and,

WHEREAS, Gene Centi a resident of the Town of Caroga residing on South Shore Road East, Caroga Lake, NY has expressed interest in continuing his position on the PLRT as chairman and,

WHEREAS, Gene Centi has served the Town of Caroga ably and with honor as chairman of the PLRT and,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caroga Town Board appoints Gene Centi to a seven year term as a member of the PLRT Commission commencing January 1, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2028, and to further appoint Gene Centi as Chairman of the PLRT Commission for one year, effective January 1, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2021.

RESOLUTION #2021-009 to appoint Amanda French to the Parks, Lakes, Recreation and Tourism Commission was offered by Supervisor Horton at the organizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

WHEREAS, the Karen Dutcher resigned from the PLRT Commission effective December 31, 2020, and her seat which runs to December 31, 2025 is now vacant and,

WHEREAS, Amanda French a resident of the Town of Caroga residing on South Shore Road East, Caroga Lake, NY has expressed interest in filling the vacancy and,

WHEREAS, Amanda French contributed to the very successful “Trunk or Treat” event in 2020 and,

WHEREAS, Gene Centi, chairman of the PLRT recommends the appointment of Amanda French to the PLRT commission,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caroga Town Board appoints Amanda French, Caroga Lake, NY 12032 to fill the remaining term of Karen Dutcher which expires December 31, 2025 to the Caroga PLRT Commission effective January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2025.

RESOLUTION #2021-010 to appoint Barb DeLuca to the Parks, Lakes, Recreation and Tourism Commission was offered by Supervisor Horton at the organizational meeting held Wednesday, January 6, 2021.

WHEREAS, the PLRT Commission is authorized to have up to seven members on the Commission and,

WHEREAS, only six members were appointed to the Commission in the year 2020 and,

WHEREAS, the seventh member of the PLRT which was created in the year 2020 would have had a term commencing January 1, 2020 and expiring December 31, 2027 and,

WHEREAS, the seventh seat remains unfilled and,

WHEREAS, Barb DeLuca desires to be a member of the PLRT, and that there is an open seat on the commission and,

WHEREAS, Barb DeLuca a resident of the Town of Caroga has expressed interest in filling the vacancy and Gene Centi the Chairman of the PLRT Commission recommends that she be appointed to fill the vacant seat and,

WHEREAS, Barb DeLuca has served the Town in numerous able and honorable capacities including Chief of the Caroga Lake Volunteer Fire Company and,

WHEREAS, Gene Centi, chairman of the PLRT recommends the appointment of Barb DeLuca to the PLRT commission,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Caroga Town Board appoints Barb DeLuca, Caroga Lake, NY 12032, to fill the open seat on the PLRT Commission commencing January 1, 2021 and expiring December 31, 2027.

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