April 2013 Minutes

STATE OF NEW YORK April 3, 2013



The Public Hearing of the Town Board of the Town of Masonville was called to order at 7:30 p.m. Regular meeting to follow.

Subject of such hearing is Local Law #2 “The Right To Farm Law”.


Supervisor: Mike Spaccaforno

Council members: Jeri Brayman, Craig DuMond, Steve Roff, Betty Scott

Town Clerk: Pamela Walker

Hwy. Supt.: Chuck Smith


Vince Warner, Barbara Roth, Nick Genovese, Ernst Keidel, Neil Brayman, Neita VanValkenburg, Doug Earl, Tom Klehr, Steve Tiska, Melissa Thomas, Collin Frost


  1. Steve Tiska asked about the Local Law and asked if it was an upgrade. He thought that there was one in place. Mike said if there is then yes, it will be.

  2. Steve Roth thought that Section B- item 2, should have aquaculture also noted there, but that it is listed further in the law. Mike said that it is listed in Section E, item #9 in the specifics of the law.

There were no further questions. The Public hearing was closed at 7:35 p.m. and the regular meeting was opened.


Motion by Craig DuMond was made to accept the minutes as presented, seconded by Jeri Brayman, all in favor, carried.


  1. Nick Genovese asked if McMullen Road was still in the works to be done. Chuck said, as far as he knows, yes.

  2. Steve Tiska asked about the status of Church Street Bridge. Mike said that Wayne Reynolds came and inspected it with Chuck and Wayne should have a full report by next meeting.

  3. Steve Tiska read something about fresh water fishing, which became interesting so he did some digging. Steve said that if your land is traveled through to get to a fishing spot that it needed to be cleaned up. It could become a liability to the landowner if someone should get hurt. Steve also said that the bridge does not fall under this. Steve said that the bridge should be inspected to be protected. Mike said the bridge was inspected by the Dept. of Public Works, and he is waiting for the written report.

  4. Steve Tiska asked how Mike was making out with getting the Cemetery grass being mowed. Mike said he asked the County for records. He didn’t receive them yet, but he doesn’t think anything will change.

  5. Tom Klehr asked if Mike has worked on the plaque for the bridge. Mike said no, because it is done and in his office. The Hwy. Dept. will install it as soon as it warms up.

  6. Tom Klehr asked about a presentation on fracking that was promised maybe for February or March. Mike said he has been very busy with insurance and contracts and has not been working on this. Fracking has taken a back burner with the State. It does not look like they will approve it for years, if at all.

  7. Nick Genovese asked Chuck about the speed limit sign that needs to be replaced. Chuck said he seen it and will get it done.


  1. Mike said he received two quotes on insurance for the Town that he just got he will open t needs time to look at and no discussion on this tonight.


  1. Plowing and sanding as needed

  2. Hauling sand to the stock pile

  3. Maintenance and repairs on the new sweeper

  4. Serviced and preventative maintenance on Fire Department Trucks

  5. Custom fabricating wing plow conversion to hydraulic lifting system on Truck #4 to eliminate previous problems

  6. State of NY passed an increase to the CHIPS program. Mike will explain this in the Supervisors report.


  1. Craig read the CEO report for the Month of March.


  1. Mike reported on the State Budget and said that the CHIPS money has not been increased in the last 6 years. Mike said that over those years the Towns and the Counties had absorbed the extra cost of road repairs and maintenance. No increase in the CHIPS funding just meant more UNFUNDED MANDATES for all of us. In the last six years the cost of fuel to run the Town trucks increased by 190%, the cost of asphalt for our roads increased by 206% and all highway related materials by a minimum of 57%. We, as a Town, had to absorb all of this and try to hold a 2% property tax cap. It is impossible to do this. Mike said that this year the increase to CHIPS will be $25,700.00 and next year would be $25,000.00. It is still not enough to cover road repair, but it will help.

  2. Mike reported that last month Jeri asked about dog enumerations and if they were being done. Mike said that he has spoken with the Dog Control Officer and that now that the weather is better he will start getting out.

  3. Mike spoke on the Bridge and said that Wayne Reynolds took measurements and pictures of the bridge and was there for about an hour and a half. He will have a written report very soon.

  4. Mike said he went to a meeting in Delhi where Governor Cuomo’s representative was there and spoke on how the budget had only a 2% increase and how great it was. Mike said he interrupted her and told her that all the State increases were made mandates and have been passed down to the County and Town level. That is why the State budget looks so good. Then he started giving her examples. She said she was going to look into this and get back to him. As of this date, Mike has not heard back from her. He has called her several times.

  5. Mike said that he received a notice about the Star program and in order to get the rebate, people under 65 years old have to reapply this year. Mike said that if anyone has any questions they can call 518-457-2036


Upon recommendation of the Town Supervisor, the Town Board adopts Local Law #2 of 2013 The Town of Masonville Right to Farm Law. So moved by Craig DuMond, seconded by Betty Scott, all in favor carried. (The Town of Masonville Right to Farm Law is attached.)

Motion by Betty Scott top pay all audited bills, seconded by Craig DuMond, all in favor carried.


46. By the Books 733.33

47. Frontier 93.10

48. Selective 174.00

49. NYSEG 455.30

50. Paraco 1171.61

51. Time Warner Cable 682.93

52. Quill Corp. 395.92

53. Tri-Town News 4.62

54. Pamela Walker 33.74

55. Edson Jones 80.00

56. Cornell Local Rds Programs 50.00

57. Jess F. Howes 20.86

58. Wal-Mart 60.21

59. Mike Spaccaforno 569.96

60. Main Heating LLC 30.00

61. Laurie Burpoe 690.00

62. Joe Reynolds 131.80




52. Tepco 21.00

53. Quality Craft Tools 369.00

54. Ben Funk 185.10

55. Fleetpride 156.04

56. Horton Hardware 58.94

57. Utica Mack Inc. 219.24

58. Cobra Ind. LLC 117.00

59. J&J Equipment 116.44

60. Babcock Municipal Supply 50.00

61. Cook Brothers Truck 104.23

62. G&L Auto Supply Inc. 407.56

63. Tallmadge Tire 368.00

64. Zee Medical Inc. 93.23

65. Advanced Fire Protection Inc. 207.00

66. Interstate Batteries 219.90

67. Mirabitos 3828.25

68. E&R Popes Excavating LLC 2457.00

69. Dags Auto Parts 126.14

70. D&D of Walton 368.62



The meeting was adjourned at 8:00 P.M.


Pamela Walker, Town Clerk

Town Laws and Resolution TOWN OF MASONVILLE  

1890 State Highway 206
 Web Site-       http://www.masonville-.us/                                                                                                

Masonville, NY 13804

  Phone: 607-265-4010

  Fax: 607-828-4025                                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                     DATE: 01/MAY/2013

                 REGULAR BOARD MEETING

                  RESOLUTION # 12


WHEREAS, the Town of Masonville recognizes the importance of proper insurance coverage for the town, and

WHEREAS, after the careful review of Supervisor Spaccaforno  and under the recommendation of the Association of Towns of the State of New York,  it is hereby recommended that the Town of Masonville approve “New York Municipal Insurance Reciprocal”, known as “NYMIR” as our insurance carrier. In addition, that Mr. Christopher M. Slonaker of Mang Insurance Agency LLC acts as our administrator for these policies for the period  starting 01/May/2013 and ending 01/May/2014, at a cost of no more than  $14,423.11, including annual capitalization fees for the contract period.

WHEREAS, the Masonville Town Board approves Supervisor Spaccaforno to enter into a contract with NYMIR for the Town’s insurance; and

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Masonville Town Board approves the NYMIR proposal for the Town’s insurance. In addition, the approval of Mr. Christopher M. Slonaker of Mang Insurance Agency LLC as our administrator for this policy at a cost not to exceed $14,423.11, and approves Supervisor Spaccaforno to enter into contract with NYMIR for the Town’s insurance.

  1. The Town Superintendent shall file with the County Superintendent within one week after any work shall have been performed under this agreement, a dail y report of the operator ofany equipment used in such work. Blanks for this report shall be furnished by the County Superintendent of Highways.

8. Any reports listed in Section 7 not submitted to the County by the fifteenth day of the following month will not be eligible for reimbursement.

9. On or before the fifteenth day of each month following the month when any work shall have been performed under this agreement, the Town shall file with the County Superintendent a payroll verified by the Town Superintendent. This payroll shall show the hours of employment and rates of personnel and equipment furnished by the town in the performance of snow control on County Roads during each preceding month.

10.  In the event that the Town is unable to fulfill its obligation to this agreement using its own equipment and manpower, it shall remain the responsibility of the Town to clear and/or apply abrasives to the above mentioned roads.

  1. This agreement shall be subject to approval by the Delaware County Board of Supervisors and by the Town Board of the Town of Masonville.
  1. This agreement shall bind the successors, assigns and representatives of the parties hereto.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this agreement has been executed by the County of Delaware acting by and through the County Superintendent and the Town of Masonville acting by and through the Town Superintendent, on the day and year first above written.


By                                                                             -

County Superintendent of Highways TOWN OF MASONVILLE   (L.S.)



STATE OF NEW YORK          )



Town Superintendent of Highways

On this             day of                    2013, before me personally came Wayne D. Reynolds, to me known and known to me to be the Delaware County Superintendent of Highways, the person described as such in and who executed the foregoing instrument and he duly acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such Delaware County Superintendent of Highways for the purpose therein mentioned.


STATE OF NEW YORK          )

) S.S.:


Notary Public

On this               day of                         2013, before me personally came Charles Smith to me known and known to me to be the Town Superintendent of Highways to  the Town of Masonville described as such in and who executed the foregoing instrument and he duly acknowledged to me that he executed the same as such Town Superintendent of Highways  of the Town of Masonville  for the purpose  therein mentioned .


Notary Public

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