The October 16, 2019 Budget Workshop Meeting was held at 6:00pm at the Town of Rochester Town Hall
Councilwoman Bea Haugen-Depuy Councilman Chris Hewitt
Supervisor Michael Baden
Councilman Brian Drabkin
Councilwoman Cindy Fornino
Supervisor Baden opened the meeting and led in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
AUTHORIZING THE SUPERVISOR TO SIGN CONTRACT- FIRE ALARM SYSTEM:
Resolution # 247-2019:
A Motion was made by Councilman Hewitt authorizing the Supervisor to enter into a contract with Rest Assured Alarm Systems Inc., 244 Clinton Ave., Kingston, NY 12401 for fire alarm monitoring at the Harold Lipton Community Center for a ten-year agreement period, payable annually at the rate of $540 per year.
Second: Councilwoman Haugen-Depuy
Aye: 3 nay: 0 abstain: 0 motion carried
2020 PRELIMINARY BUDGET REVIEW:
Roof of courthouse is leaking – Supervisor to get quotes for repair
Would like to begin a plea by mail program for traffic court – Town Board to follow up with Town’s prosecutor as it would be a conflict of interest for justices
Building Dept./Code Enforcement:
Jerry Davis, CEO
Becky Paddock-Stange, Zoning Coordinator presented
Request for the Town Board to consider software which will improve and expedite the building dept. process – Town Board placed $10,000 in the budget for software, Requested Building Dept. check with other municipalities to find out what software they use.
Ashley Sweeney, Recreation Director
Rita Harkins, Bethany Dennin, Asst. Recreation Directors presented
Town Board included a budget line for transportation for the summer youth program.
Made some small adjustments in supplies line items. Town Board included funding for 4 adult bus trips – Spending neutral as these will generate revenue to pay for the expenses.
Meeting adjourned 7:15pm
KATHLEEN A. GUNDBERG