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Minutes of a Caroga Town Board meeting held Wednesday November 10, 2020 at the municipal building located at 1840 State Highway #10 at 7:00 pm with the following persons in attendance by roll call:

Supervisor Scott Horton - Here

Council Member John Glenn - Here

Council Member James Long - Here

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Here

Council Member Donald Travis - Here

Supervisor Horton, Council Members Glenn, Sturgess, and Travis were in the meeting room Council Member Long was accessing the meeting remotely. Also, in attendance was Gene Centi – Weed Harvesting Coordinator and (PLRT) Parks, Lakes, Recreation & Tourism Commission. There were thirteen members of the public in attendance.

The pledge of allegiance was conducted

Public Comment: Gina Minhold [sic, Genia Meinhold] loved the Dollar General Store, and the paved road. Her husband’s family has been coming here for 90 years. They are invested in the town. She was dismayed at the decision to go away from the ZOOM meetings. She thought it was a missed opportunity to hear from the people the board represents. She stated that emails to the board are not read at the meetings. She stated she did not believe the room was adequately ventilated per the CDC regulations.

Doug Purcell Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman noted in the packet that went out with the agenda there was a notice of an upcoming webinar. He asked for permission to attend a virtual Association of Towns meeting. On November 13th for a course entitled “Planning & Zoning and Town Board Relationships.” The cost was $15.

John DonVito wanted to advocate for ZOOM meetings to resume. He noted there were a lot of seasonal residents, people who worked out of town, and those who can’t make it to town board meetings. “Quite frankly the seasonal folks, they are the majority of the tax base. They should be able to see what is going on.” He is a health care worker who is exposed to hundreds of people. He should be at home. He stated he spoke on behalf of his friends on Canada and Caroga Lake.

Karen Dutcher asked what was done in the past for the summer people. This is a new way to conduct meetings. She thought there was no reason not to be in person. Other organizations conduct business in person like the fire department. She sees many of these people all summer out and about without a mask. She was in favor of keeping it like it is.

Kim Hart noted the difficulties and stress through this pandemic. One good thing to come out of this pandemic was communication through ZOOM. It has brought us to another level where we can see each other face to face even though we are not in the same room. We can learn from these hard times. It is not a good reason not to continue just because it has not been done before. She stated it was inhuman to block out some of the elderly people who cannot attend due to their health. She felt the ZOOM meetings have been very respectful. (A member of the public scoffs- words were exchanged – gavel used) Ms. Hart continued, limits can be placed on the amount of time each speaker has. There have been opportunities to hear from people who have other experiences, in other fields we may be able to utilize.

Council Member Sturgess stated he is in the public eye more than other board members. In talking to people this week he feels that something has to be done. He does not like technology. He does like the fact that the board can hear from people who can’t come to the meetings regardless of COVID19. He felt the board might have made a little mistake at the last meeting. He would like to find a way to have a more controlled meeting without people having to come into town hall. There should be some guidelines. If people get out of line, they can be blocked from the Zoom meeting.

Council Member Glenn agreed there should be a way to compromise and have a balance. He like the fact that through ZOOM you can reach out to more people.

Council Member Sturgess wanted to put a motion on the table to have the next meeting using ZOOM.

Supervisor Horton stated he has read 45 emails on this.

Council Member Sturgess stated a person said to him today “what’s the difference?”

Supervisor Horton stated there is a difference. Before COVID it was a law that there were only in person meetings. People are saying they want to go back to ZOOM meetings overwhelmingly so they can see the board’s deliberations. Supervisor Horton wanted to go down the path slowly. He has several questions that he would like answered. He would like to have rules and regulations. On the legal side when the executive order goes away are we going to be doing something that is not supported by law. He hears the people and suggested before we jump into this that there should be a committee to discuss the plusses and the minuses. The Supervisor stated the meeting started getting longer and longer and “then things fell apart.” The Supervisor did not have the time and though in a month or two….

Council Member Sturgess wanted to open up the next meeting using ZOOM. There would be time to figure the rules and regulations. He stated there did not have to be public comment. Council Member Sturgess offered to work on this with Council Member Glenn. Council Member Glenn suggested allowing each person to speak for 2 minutes. The Supervisor was concerned if there was a meeting with 50 speakers and what would happen – would they be cut off? The Supervisor wanted to have rules in place first. The next meeting will have a public hearing.

Supervisor Horton reiterated Council Member Sturgess’s motion to resume meetings using ZOOM but not to have public comment.

Supervisor Horton used to serve on a board in Niskayuna with various political affiliations. What was happening was the elected officials were playing more to the cameras than paying attention to the town business.

Council Member Sturgess wanted the people to hear the board. That is his biggest concern. This is what ZOOM has brought to us.

Council Member Long stated the public hearing is under executive order 202.15 which requires it to be virtual.

Tor Shekerjian, point person, stated a highbred [sic, hybrid] meeting could be pulled off.

The motion was seconded by Council Member Glenn.

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long – Yes he did not think that participation should be limited

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

The Supervisor hopes that the public appreciates that the board is listening to them.

At 7:23 pm the public portion of the meeting was closed.

Department reports:

Assessor: Supervisor Horton received a resignation letter from the Assessor. He did not have a report from her this evening. Today was her last day. The Supervisor thanked the clerk for the brunch held for the Assessor today.

Council Member Long noted this was a six year term. He noted that the board would have to vote to accept or refuse her resignation. Council Member Long offered a motion to refuse to accept the assessor’s resignation. The Real Property Director Mary Beth Salamone said she is the best in the county. Council Member Long has worked with her on various property issues that have come before the Planning Board. He also thought she was the best. He thought this was a hurried decision.

Supervisor Horton asked him to hold that (motion) until later in the agenda.

BTI – is finished for the year

Town Clerk/ Collector – Linda Gilbert submitted a written report to the board. The clerk also asked for permission to attend an Association of Towns virtual training on December 10 on Tax Collection. The cost is $15.00. As the tax collector I am looking for suggestions on the best hours to collect taxes January – March 2021. In the past the office was open 6 days a week. Due to COVID I would like to limit exposure to myself, the other office staff and the public.

As of Nov 11th, the clerk plans to only utilize the emails addresses set up for the board members. The board may need to have a training session on how to retrieve/ access communications set to their caroga.town mailbox.

As a follow up to the street name change for South Shore Road Canada Lake to Sand Point Road twelve letters were sent to various law enforcement, local and county departments and also the 30 property owners on that road.

The clerk stated she does not have completed zoning and planning files. The Town clerk will talk to the Zoning Chairman to work this out.

Code Enforcement – No report the Code Officer has not put in a lot of hours this past week.

Dog Control – Mr. Dutcher reported to the clerk that he had four calls for the month.

Golf Course - Supervisor Horton reported that Gene Centi who is heading up the P.L.R.T. Commission and Council Member Sturgess have been working on a plan for the golf course for next year. They are working on a new contract which Mr. Jennings is amenable to. There have been lots of rumors that the board is trying to push Mr. Jennings out. In working to put together a new contract you explore lots of options. Things get overblown. The Supervisor stated Mr. Jennings is very happy. Part of the new contact is what the board wants to see done to improve the golf course. Supervisor Horton thanked Council Member Sturgess and Mr. Centi for the hours and hours of work they have spent on this. They’ve spoken to the National Golf Association, people who use the course, other golf course owners, and vendors who supply golf courses.

Highway – The Supervisor Horton noted Mr. Voght’s sister is extremely ill. Our prayers were for her. If he is not around he has a lot on his plate right now.

Lakes Management – Council Member Glenn reported he is waiting for the final tally from Paul Smith on the boat wash and steward programs. All of the boats have been stored for the winter.

Town Hall – Council Member Travis reported that the three boilers were serviced today. Tomorrow Adirondack Septic will be here to do the work on the pumps.

The work on the mini clinic being constructed by Nathan Littauer is moving along. They are sheet rocking and hope to be in the end of December.

The roof was leaking at the north end of the building. It was new in 1976 and had a life expectancy of 10 – 20 years. He thought a new roof should be put on. Council Member Travis suggested a hip roof instead of the flat roof and also using shingles and having gutters installed too. He will check into pricing.

Youth – Mr. Centi reported the recreation program is funded in 2021 by the town. The school hasn’t started their budget process yet. Upcoming events are Out House Races on February 20, 2021. The AMEC Ice racers also plan be on the lake that day. They are making up flyers to post. Barb Deluca [sic, DeLuca] is heading up a Memorial Day Parade. Hopes are this will be in conjunction with an opening of the new fire department building. A Father’s Day fishing tournament is being planned and a Christmas event may be held but the committee is waiting to hear back from the health department.

Historian – Richard Nilsen reported he began this job six years ago as Co Historian with Tor Shekerjian. He currently works as a lake steward for the town. He noted that the roll of the historian has changed over the years. It is no longer genealogy. His focus is to promote the area which he has done through his 100 photographs that have been published in the Leader Herald. He also writes a monthly column and is a NEWS 10 Weather Watcher. He stated he has not asked for an increase in salary. Supervisor Horton thanked the Leader for publishing the photos.

Wheelerville Bike Trail – Supervisor Horton stated the project has wrapped up for the year. Many trails are ready to ride and people are riding them. They just need some finishing. There is some work that will roll over to next year. The Supervisor stated it is extremely successful from his standpoint. The project he thinks will be wrapped up at the end of next year. This may be a project that the town supports in the future by looking for grants. Supervisor Horton stated, “With all the bikers who have come to use the trail before it was official opened is any indication, I think it will be really, really good.”

Sewer Study – Council Member Glenn stated the project is moving forward in defining the areas. Meeting were held with Scott Henze from Fulton County Planning Dept., Assemblyman Smullen, Travis Mitchell and DEC Officials. They are formulating information to present to the public. Supervisor Horton noted the DEC Region 5 Director toured Caroga and made observations. They were given a list of the holding tanks and an overlay was created using GBP mapping. Mr. Mitchell will be giving the town back some final information soon. A presentation will also be made to the county. While we are not part of the Smart Waters Program Caroga is now being looked at for having a sewer system. The Supervisor is excited to have made these inroads.

Green Lake Road parking – Council Member Long - nothing new to report at this time.

Supervisor’s Report:

Street Light Project – There is a GIS location of every streetlight now. The Supervisor met with our consultant. They went over options. The lights can do certain things. That cost is extra money of course. The Supervisor is proposing eliminating a lot of lights. Decorative lighting is being looked at for town center and the Wheelerville area. They are more expensive. They can add a camera, and have the capability for expanding service to dead zones. They use a photo cell which can be dimmed. Once they are purchased our power bill will be cut in half. We will begin saving money before we start spending money.

Personnel Study – Supervisor Horton spent an hour reviewing the abbreviated report from Pinnacle Human Resources. The board was given a packet of information. He did not want to get into the report tonight. He stated the town really has to set up some personnel policies and procedures to begin to clean things up and make things more equitable. The board needs to decide who qualifies for insurance and who doesn’t and what kind they get. He noted the need to conduct sensitivity training and cyber security training.

Septic Tank Pump Failure, October 7, 2020 left on the agenda from last month. The public was already notified of this.

Old Business: was skipped over without comment.

Franchise Agreement with Time Warner - No new information.

From August Agenda, Cyber Recommendations for town by NYMIR.

Phone System bids.

Records Room Retention Clean up by Bookkeeper needed.

Code Department Fees

Bike Trail signage

New Business:

Supervisor Horton noted the correspondence was available “it is here.”

Correspondence: Robert Sullivan- President of CLVFC request a zoning change

Alice Kuntzsch County Auditor request Bonded Indebtedness report

James Long re: Special Use Permit Manzer and Foster

Workers Compensation Report 10/15/2020Letter from Fulton County Treasurer regarding TSC Tax Collection Program available

Certified letter from Adir. Appalachian Emergency Medical Serv. Council re: City of Johnstown

There were 42 emails from concerned residents regarding Zoom from 11/4 to 11/10



Resolution 2020-133 to purchase the 165 Street Lights servicing the Town from National Grid was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the Town Supervisor has been in talks and meetings with National Grid in an effort to reduce the cost of street lighting in the town, and

WHEREAS, the cost to purchase the existing lighting is $29,787.72, and

WHEREAS, this is part of the Street Lighting Project already approved by the board, and

WHEREAS, once the lights are purchased, the electric bill will be reduced, since maintenance of the old lights will be the responsibility of the Town, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to purchase 165 street lights from National Grid for a price of $29,787.72

Seconded by Council Member Long

Discussion: The Supervisor stated the lights will be replaced with long lived LED lights.

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Resolution 2020-134 to hire Robert Nellis as the backup maintenance person in town, was offered by Council Member Travis at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)©J.Long

WHEREAS, the town has identified a need to hire a backup maintenance person, and

WHEREAS, Resolution #2020-086 set the rate of pay as $13.00 per hour, and

WHEREAS, the town received one application and did hold an interview with Robert Nellis who resides in the Town of Caroga, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that Robert Nellis is the backup maintenance person in the Town of Caroga on an as needed basis.

Seconded by Council Member Glenn

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Resolution 2020-135 to approve the sale of excess equipment at the Highway Department was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent Larry Voght has identified several items that are no longer of use at the highway department, and

WHEREAS, Mr. Voght desires to sell 4 used loader tires, one new tire that is not compatible with the existing tires, one recycling container donated to the Town by the Solid Waste Departments, and one Army Surplus trailer less water tank .using Auctions International, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the four items listed above shall be sold using Auction International.

Seconded by Council Member Sturgess

Discussion: the clerk asked if they were being sold as a box lot or individually. The Supervisor replied individually. It was noted that these items will need to be removed from the town’s inventory and insurance.

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

RESOLUTION 2020-136 to accept the resignation of Vicky [sic, Vicki] Hayner as Sole Assessor for the Town was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, Vicky [sic, Vicki] Hayner Sole Assessor for the Town of Caroga submitted her resignation vie email to Supervisor Horton on October 21, 2020, and

WHEREAS, the town desired to hire another assessor and will advertise for candidates for Sole Assessor for the Town of Caroga, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Town Board does hereby move to accept the resignation and shall advertise for another.

Seconded by Council Member Glenn

Discussion: Council Member Long stated this is a critical discussion. He stated Vicky [sic, Vicki] Hayner is the best in the county and very professional. She was one year into a six year term. Council Member Long has talked to the real property director Mary Beth Salamone speaks very highly of her. Supervisor Horton also spoke to Mary Beth who attested to the competency of Mrs. Hayner. The Supervisor did not see how the board could not accept the resignation - she does not want to work here. Council Member Long spoke to Vicky [sic, Vicki] Hayner and he stated that she felt she had lost the board’s confidence. The board could not accept her resignation to show they had not lost confidence in her.

Council Member Sturgess asked why the assessor did not pull her letter and tell this to the board herself. Supervisor Horton had a problem with Council Member Long representing Ms. Hayner. The Supervisor saw her today. He did not realize there was a subcommittee that Council Member Long was a chair of in regards to this. The Supervisor has talked before to Council Member Long about orderly conduct by the board. The Supervisor reiterated that Mrs. Hayner had ample time today to discuss this with him. He held on to the resignation for a period of time thinking she may not have thought things through. The Supervisor did tell the assessor he appreciated all of her hard work. It was noted that Vicky [sic, Vicki] had a 2 ½ hour round trip to work in the Town of Caroga. The Supervisor stated she is well paid. He noted she has four other municipalities she works for. The Supervisor asked if she could spend more time in Caroga but that was not possible. He disclosed that new construction in the Town of Caroga over the past 5 years totaled 17 million dollars. What upset her was the supervisor asked her what the taxable value has done over that time and there has been no movement. He knows it doesn’t go up dollar for dollar but thought there would be some movement. He did not blame her for that. He thought when you are spending $25,000 a year that the Assessor could spend more than four hours a week at the job. It was noted that the equalization rate is at .59. The Supervisor noted she is a hard worker and worked well with the Code Department.

Supervisor Horton gave the board members a resume of someone from Stratford, who works for two other towns in Montgomery County. She was recommended by Marybeth [sic, Mary Beth] Salamone. Council Member Long implored the board to table this until the next board meeting. The Supervisor noted the cycle of business that needs to continue in the Assessor’s Office. Council Member Sturgess was concerned that in the future there was a conflict with Mrs. Hayner that she may again resign. The clerk texted Mrs. Hayner during the meeting and she stated she could not give the town anymore time. The Supervisor did not want anything disparaging against Mrs. Hayner, she has given the town what she can give us. The Supervisor would like more. He is very busy on Tuesday’s when she is here. The bookkeeper is here, and he has county meetings.

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - No

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

RESOLUTION 2020-137 to authorize the Town Supervisor to refund $300.00 to Ms. McCormick, was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the Highway department did some culvert work for Ms. McCormick at 122 5th. Avenue in the Town of Caroga and

WHEREAS, only one culvert was installed, and due to time constraints, it does not appear that the highway department will be able to finish the work in 2020 now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that a partial refund of $300 be issued to Ms. McCormick for the work that was not completed but paid for.

Seconded by Council Member Sturgess

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Horton noted the need for some housekeeping. When the public hearing was held on the preliminary budget was finalized what was really done was the board adopted the amendment to fund more of the fund balance in the amount of $50,000 on the general fund line to reduce the burden on the taxpayer. The board needs to go back and approve the amended budget. Also the Supervisor stated they forgot to put the $3,000 raise in for the clerk in the filing. So two technical errors were made. Supervisor Horton then made a resolution to hold a public hearing on the 2021 budget.

RESOLUTION #2020-138 to hold a second public hearing on the 2021 Budget was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, two technical errors were made when calling for the public hearing on the 2021 Budget which was held on November 4, 2020 at 7 pm, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town board does hereby move to hold a public hearing on the 2021 budget on Wednesday November 18th at 7 pm at town hall and does further

RESOLVE that the salaries of the elected officials be listed as:

At the hearing any person may be heard in favor of or against any item or terms therein contained in the Preliminary Budget.

Pursuant to section 113 of the Town Law the proposed salaries of the elected Town Officers are as follows:

Supervisor $10,232.00

Town Board 4 @ $ 3,043.75 each

Town Justice $16,285.00

Town Clerk/Tax Collector $37,031.00

Superintendent/Highways $50,000.00

Seconded by Council Member Glenn

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton - Yes

Supervisor Horton had four more resolutions. It was brought to his attention that the oil tanks at the golf course are rotting out. Fuel oil was delivered today and the town was notified of the condition of the tanks. He would like to seek bids to replace 2 tanks with one and to maybe replace the furnace. It is 36 years old. Or to go to propane. The Supervisor noted they would be getting quotes on several options. Council Member Sturgess thought there was money in the budget to do the replacement of the tank (s) now.

Supervisor Horton stated there is a problem with the roof again. He wondered about getting quotes to design a new roof, or just get bids from contractors. Council Member Sturgess noted this was a something the board has been wanting to do. The board has talked about planning for the future of the town hall building. These problems have been going on for years. Supervisor Horton stated a new roof would be good for 25 – 30 years. Talking to and engineer was discussed. The Supervisor is embarrassed about the missing and stained ceiling tiles. Council Member Travis knows of someone he can talk to about this. It was noted there are three roofing areas on the town hall building. The Supervisor really wanted the gym to be something but the roof is a mess. The clerk will find the CT Male report that was done several years ago that evaluated the town hall roofs. Supervisor Horton knows there is damage being done under the roof and stated the air quality is not that good.

The roof vent is not working. It draws air out of the basement. That needs bearings. The board wanted to get it fixed. The Supervisor asked what the cost would be he didn’t want to keep coming back meeting after meeting to get this done. Supervisor Horton said, “Town government is slow. I get a little frustrated.”

RESOLUTION 2020-139 to repair the roof vent on Town Hall was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the town hall building is in need of some repair, and

WHEREAS, the board desires to repair the roof vent which was installed to draw moisture out of the basement and which is not working due to bad bearings, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to spend funds in an amount not to exceed $2,000.00 to have the roof vent repaired.

Seconded by Council Members Travis and Glenn

No Discussion.

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton – Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Resolution 2020-140 to approve the meeting minutes was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the clerk compiled and distributed meeting minutes to the board member for the meetings held from September 25 and October 31, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to accept the minutes of the 9/25, 10/5, 10/14, 10/16, 10/21, 10/24, 10/31, 2020 meetings.

Seconded by Council Member Glenn

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton – Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

RESOLUTION 2020-141 to approve training expense for the Zoning Board Chairman was offered by Council Member Sturgess at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, Doug Purcell Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman notified the board of an upcoming training he desires to attend being offered by the Association of Towns, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to approve the training expense of $15.00 to be reimburse to Mr. Purcell.

Seconded by Council Member Long

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton – Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

RESOLUTION 2020-142 to approve training expense for the Town Clerk was offered by Council Member Glenn at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, Linda Gilbert – Town Clerk notified the board of an upcoming training he desires to attend being offered by the Association of Towns, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to approve the training expense of $15.00 to be reimburse to the clerk.

Seconded by Council Member Sturgess

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Supervisor Scott Horton – Yes

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long - Yes

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes



RESOLUTION 2020-143 to pay the bills as presented for audit with one amendment was offered by Supervisor Horton at the regular monthly meeting of the Caroga Town Board held on Tuesday November 10, 2020 (due to the Veteran’s Day Holiday)

WHEREAS, the bills were presented for audit for all board members excluding Council Member Long who has been unable to attend meeting at town hall since the outbreak of the COVID-19 Virus, and

WHEREAS, a work order/bill was submitted this afternoon by Appolo Heating for maintenance work done on the boilers at town hall in the amount of $914.00, now therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Caroga Town Board does hereby move to pay this bill along with the others as presented for audit this 10th day of November 2020.

Seconded by Council Member Sturgess

Adopted by a roll call vote as follows:

Council Member John Glenn - Yes

Council Member James Long – abstained

Council Member Richard Sturgess - Yes

Council Member Donald Travis - Yes

Supervisor Scott Horton – Yes

At 8:45 pm Council Member Long made a motion to adjourn, the motion was seconded by Council Member Travis. All board members were in favor of the motion.

Respectfully Submitted,

Linda M. Gilbert, RMC, CMC

Caroga Town Clerk

General #’s 335 – 367 $21.027.90 General Park $0.00

Highway 3’s 126 – 137 $11,905.23 Prepaid #’s 222 – 245 $28,368.25

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