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Town Board Meeting Highlights

May 13, 2020

This monthly meeting lasted 160 minutes, at Town Hall and via zoom web teleconference. The venue was announced on May 11. More than 50 households participated.

With the COVID-19 disaster emergency upon us, New York State Executive Orders authorized public teleconference meetings, provided that the public has advance notice to view or listen to proceedings and that the meeting is recorded and minutes later transcribed.

Resolutions/Local Laws

  1. Local Law #1 of 2020 — The Caroga Town Board authorized Supervisor Horton to sign documents (5 to 0 vote) and to adopt the new written notification law about highway defects and obstructions (5 to 0 vote).

  2. Morey Road Project — Authorized Supervisor to sign settlement agreement to complete the successful negotiations completed by Attorney Dunn and the prior Board (5 to 0 vote).

  3. NYS Smart Growth Grant — The Wheelerville Trails project has boots on the ground doing trail layout. The Board authorized hiring 4 people to begin construction (5 to 0 vote).

  4. Dog Licenses — Waived late fees until further notice (5 to 0 vote).

  5. Contract Authorizations —

  6. Planning Board —

  7. Lakes Management Committee — Appointed John Glenn (Chair), Marcus Harazin (Vice Chair), Mike Durkee, John Olm, Gene Centi, Scott Horton (4 to 1 vote). James Long was removed, despite lake management, applied limnology, and grant funding experience.

  8. Town Website — Debated value of TownOfCaroga.com, provided free by James Long.

  9. Additional Spending — Discussion emphasized increasing risks of major financial crisis.


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