Newstead Town Board Minutes

Newstead Town Board Meeting- March 23, 2020

A regular meeting was called to order by the Newstead Town Board on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 7:30pm at the Newstead Town Hall.
Present: David Cummings- Supervisor
John Jendrowski- Councilman
Joseph Dugan- Councilman
Dawn Izydorczak- Town Clerk
Roll Call was taken with all board members present except Councilman Burke & Councilwoman Morlacci to observe the required social distancing under COVID-19.
Supervisor Cummings led the pledge to the flag.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 9, 2020 were presented for approval. A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski to approve as presented.
Agenda Changes – none
Communications – The Clerk presented the following correspondence:
A letter from Charter Communications notifying the town they will be offering free access to spectrum broadband & WiFi for 60-days for new K-12 and college student households.
A request for a beer/wine permit was received from Peggy Kidder for a family reunion at Veteran’s Park on July 25th
A notice of SEQR solicitation for lead agency status was received from the County regarding plans to demolish the existing highway garage at 5105 Salt Rd and build a new facility.
A notification of acceptance of final supplemental environmental impact statement for the County Line Stone quarry expansion project was received from the NYSDEC.
A notification from the Town of Lancaster of a public hearing on a zoning amendment April 13th at 6:00pm.
A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski to accept and file the presented correspondence. Carried
Work Session: The Supervisor reported no work session updates from last week.
Agenda Items Question Period: no one present
Budget transfers: a motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilman Dugan to approve the budget transfer as presented in a memo from Bookkeeper Colleen Salmon dated 3/23/20. Carried
Approval of Bills – Councilman Dugan reported that the Abstract(s) from Batch(es) #2024 have been reviewed with the previously un-audited vouchers and everything was found in order. He presented Abstract Batch(es) #2026 for payment. Vouchers on this abstract(s) numbered 254-309, totaling $425,112.27. Councilman Jendrowski seconded to approve payment as follows:
Abstract Batch(es) #2026:
General Fund (A)-$34,135.84, General Fund- Outside Village (B)-$192.94, Highway (DA) -$0,
Highway: Outside Village (DB)-$5,599.57, CAP-SEW 1 Rehab (HAR)-$33,725.00, CAP- Bike Path
(HTG)-$1,304.79, CAP- Water Improvement (HW)-$0, CAP Water-Downey (HW01)-$0, CAPWater- Cedar (HW02)-$0, CAP- Water-Knapp- (HW03)-$0, Drainage (SD)-$0.02, Fire Protection
(SF)-$55,573.58, Refuse (SR)-$24,683.31, Sewer #1 Fund (SS)-$4,737.55, Sewer District #2

(SS02)-$84.35, Sewer District #3 (SS03)-$0, Trust & Agency(TA)-$0 and Water Districts:
Consolidated (SW00)-$85,106.36, (SW1) $0, (SW2) $0, (SW3) $0, (SW4) $0, (SW5) $95,038.00,
(SW6) $0, (SW7) $58.19, (SW7A) $0, (SW8) $0, (SW9) $0, (SW10) $84,872.77; Total:$425,112.27
Highway – no report, not present
Assessor – Revaluation assessment notices have been mailed out to all residents and Tina has been responding to phone calls and emails regarding resident concerns.
Building Office – the following building report was presented by Christine Falkowski of the Planning & Building Department:
Charles Mullins 12381 Main Rd Remodel/renovation
CMK Builders of Alden 4889 S Newstead Shed
John Whelan 8053 Maple Roof
Christian Kozell 5015 Havenwood Pool house
The Town Board accepted the building report as presented.
Town Clerk- nothing at this time
Town Attorney(s) – not present
Jendrowski- no report
Dugan – no report
Burke – not present
Morlacci- not present
Supervisor– the February Supervisor’s Report is on file with the Town Clerk. Everyone on the Board continues to stay on top of the COVID-19 event and work with the Emergency Management Coordinators on local issues.
Buildings- nothing new
Planning- nothing new
Water/Sewer- nothing new
Grants- nothing new
Approval- Beer/wine permit request:
A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski approving the request for a beer/wine permit as requested by Peggy Kidder at Veteran’s Park on July 25, 2020 for a family reunion.
Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Absent, Jendrowski-Aye, Morlacci-Absent Carried

Approval- Cancellation of Work Sessions:
A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski approving the cancellation of the work sessions on March 30th and April 6th due to the COVID-19 emergency requirements.
Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Absent, Jendrowski-Aye, Morlacci-Absent Carried
Supervisor Cummings reported the next meeting that will be held is on April 13th. Between now and then the Board members will continue to keep in touch via email and phone.
Privilege of the Floor/Question Period: no one present
There being no further business to come before the board for the regular meeting a motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski to adjourn the regular meeting at 7:40pm. Carried
Respectfully Submitted,
Dawn D. Izydorczak, RMC, Town Clerk