Town of Rochester Town Board
March 7, 2018 6:30PM
Town of Rochester Town Hall, 50 Scenic Dr, Accord, NY
As of 3-6-2019
I. Call to Order – Pledge to The Flag – Roll Call
II. Supervisor’s Report February 2019 – Filed with the Town Clerk
III. Attorney for the Town Update
IV. Liaison Reports
V. Town Calendar
March 11 Planning Board Harold Lipton Community Ctr 7pm
March 14 Environmental Conservation Commission Town Hall 6:30pm
March 15 St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon Harold Lipton Community Ctr 11:30am-1pm
March 18 Historic Preservation Commission Town Hall 2pm
March 19 Ulster County Legislature County Office Bldg., Kingston 7pm
March 20 Trails Committee Town Hall 6pm
March 21 Zoning Board of Appeals Harold Lipton Community Ctr 7pm
March 28 Town Board Audit/Workshop Meeting Town Hall 6pm/7pm
April 1 Summer Youth Program Registration
VI. Supervisor’s Update
VII. Correspondence Report
VIII. Public Comment
• Town Electronic Newsletter
• Credit Card Update
• Transfer Station Building Construction
A. Action on Minutes
Recommended resolution; accepting the minutes of the meetings as presented.
Feb. 7, 2019 Regular Meeting
Feb. 28, 2019 Audit/Workshop Meeting
B. Budget Modification – 2019 General Fund
Recommended resolution; The Town Board approves the following 2019 General Fund budget amendments, as recommended by the Town Supervisor
C. Budget Modification – 2019 Highway Fund
Recommended resolution; The Town Board approves the following 2019 Highway Fund budget amendments, as recommended by the Town Supervisor
D. Appointment to Planning Board
Recommended resolution; the Town Board appoints the following to the Planning Board of the Town of Rochester for the terms of office to end as noted and requests the Town Clerk to send notice of the requirements of Oath of Office.
___________________ (complete Larry DeWitt term) to end 12/31/2021
___________________, Alternate member, term to end 12/31/2020
E. Establishment of New Employment Position, Zoning Coordinator
Whereas, The Town Board desires to establish a new employment position, Zoning Coordinator;
Whereas, the Town Supervisor and the Town Human Resources Consultant have conferred with the Ulster County Personnel Director as to the establishment of the position of Zoning Coordinator and reached agreement on the position;
Whereas, the position shall be assigned to the Town of Rochester Building Department, under the supervision of the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer;
Whereas the description of duties of the position shall be
• The work involves the coordination of activities of the Building Department and the Building Inspector and includes contact with the public and professionals such as engineers, developers and attorneys.
• Responsibilities also include the performance of clerical and accounting duties, involving the exercise of independent judgement and a working knowledge of specific laws, regulations, procedures and policies.
• Works under indirect supervision of the Building Inspector and supervises assigned subordinate personnel.
• Does related work as required.;
Whereas, the Town Board has set the minimum qualifications for employment as
• Education – Completion of 4 years of High School, no college required
• Experience – Clerical work experience, or equivalent educational training
• Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities – Ability to read and understand blueprints and maps, Understanding of NYS building code, Understanding of land use and local zoning codes, Computer skills, Oral and written communications, Ability to work Independently, Ability to locate and review records, Basic bookkeeping, Ability to Interact with the public;
Therefore, the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to establish the position of Zoning Coordinator with the Ulster County Personnel Department.
F. Appointment of Zoning Coordinator
Recommended resolution; the Town Board promotes Rebecca Paddock-Stange to the position of Zoning Coordinator (Provisional) to be compensated at a rate of pay of $19.64 per hour with a work schedule of 35 hours per week and authorizes the Supervisor to amend the 2019 Wage and Salary Schedule, accordingly.
The funding for the position is established currently in the 2019 General Fund budget.
G. Appointment of Seasonal/Part-Time Highway Worker
Recommended resolution; the Town Board accepts the Town of Rochester Highway Superintendent recommendation and appointment of Thomas L. Crotty as Seasonal Laborer to the Highway Department on an as needed basis with hours and duties as designated by the Highway Superintendent at a rate of $ 24.47 per hour. The Town Board directs the Supervisor to amend the 2019 Wage and Salary Schedule, accordingly.
The funding for the position is established currently in the 2019 Highway Fund budget.
H. Accepting Donations
Recommended resolution; The Town Board accepts donations of $53.87 from St. Pauly’s Textile, Inc. and directs the Supervisor to deposit the funds in the General Fund account, revenue line AA-4-2705.
I. Catskill Watershed Corporation – Authorizing the Supervisor to Cast the Town Ballot of Ulster County representative
Recommended resolution; The Town Board authorizes the Supervisor cast the Town of Rochester ballot for Richard Parete to serve as the Town’s representative to the Board of Directors of the Catskill Watershed Corporation.
J. Acceptance of Bid Cancellation – Resolution 260-2018
Recommended resolution; the Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to accept the cancellation of the order for the purchase of a Dodge 2500 Utility/Service Truck in the amount of $34,997.60 from Genesee Valley Dodge Jeep, 1695 Interstate Drive, Avon, NY 14414, as presented, due to vendor inability to provide the vehicle. The purchase price was based on the lowest bidder for NYS Mini-bid Contract #18060058
K. Bid Solicitation
Recommended resolution; the Town Board authorizes the Town Clerk to advertise sealed bids for 1 (one) new Dodge 2500 Tradesman, or Ford F-250, or Chevrolet 2500 regular cab 4×4 Truck, as per the specifications provided. Such truck shall have the pickup box removed and replaced with utility body. Such bids shall be for the pricing for a completely equipped vehicle and be delivered to the Town of Rochester Town Highway Department on or before July 1, 2019. Such bids shall be received by the Town Clerk in writing on or before April 1, 2019 at 12 Noon. Bids will be opened at 1:15pm on April 1, 2019. The Town Board asserts the ability to reject any and all bids.
L. General Code Recodification
Recommended resolution; The Town Board authorizes the Town Supervisor to enter into a contract with General Code, 781 Elmgrove Road, Rochester, NY 14624 in the amount of $13,900 for recodification services, as presented. Payment shall be made with 50% (6,950) funded in 2019, and 50% ($6,950) funded in 2020.
XI. BOARD MEMBER TIME