Friday, May 27, 2016

BCS - Board Of Education...NO MINUTES SINCE FEBRUARY

Despite repeated requests, according to Superintendent Plows, the Board Clerk has been too busy to prepare the BOARD MINUTES...they have not been prepared since FEBRUARY....another example of the lack of organization and follow up ....despite the great salaries and benefits. $152,000 Superintendent salary + BENEFITS... What else don't we have time for?...like the vandalism...once again, a round of applause for yet another OFFICIAL COVER UP BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND ADMINISTRATION...they know who did it. But, because they KNOW they will NOT PERSUE.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

TODAY! Tuesday! PROPERTY TAXES TOO HIGH? Assessment Review Board Meets TODAY!



TODAY - TUESDAY MAY 24 the 
Brookfield BOARD OF ASSESSMENT AND REVIEW 
will be meeting at the 
TOWN HALL from 2 -4 PM and 6-8PM TONIGHT !!!

If you wish to contest your current property tax assessment, please bring a completed form RP 524 that can be found at the following link.  https://www.tax.ny.gov/pdf/current_forms/orpts/rp524_fill_in.pdf

Thursday, May 19, 2016

TOWN BOARD: Summary - Special Meeting "284 Road Agreement"

All board members were present at the Special Meeting to review the "284 Road Agreement" which is essentially a plan for the CHIPS money: where it's going and how much.  This reflects a change in Deputy Highway Superintendent Mark Zediker's CHIPS Plan, from prior Highway Supt. Bob Piersma's plan. Here is a re-write of portions of Zediker's plan.  He is also going to try and do roads in close proximity to one another in order to keep rental costs of the grinder & roller which totaled, runs approximately $2,700 per day. The plan was unanimously approved by the Board. Looks like a busy summer for the guys and more road coverage for the dollar.

PREVIOUS PLAN  (Paving)
Miner Road            $171,270
Hollow Rd                 49,480
STONE & OIL   $220,750 

NEW CHIPS PLAN (Zediker)
NEW PLAN (Stone & Oil)
Miner Road **            $101,172
Hollow Rd                 13,733
STONE & OIL   $114,905

NEW PLAN (Sealing)
Chesebro                    $17,127
Wratten                    $17,881
Mill Hill (.25 mi)     $4,617
** Faulkner/Huey   $16,438
Waterman                   $15,105
SEALING:          $71,168  
** Must be done to guarantee paving done last yr.

NEW PLAN (Stone & Oil)
Page                         $ 16,915
Avery                  $ 16,600
STONE & OIL $33,515

NEW PLAN (Material - Patch)
PATCH 300 TON $14,984

NEW CHIPS PLAN: Stone, Oil & Seal $234,572 

MINER RD - To Be Added:
GUARDRAIL QUOTES (2):
BANK STABILIZATION (1)
Use "Pave NY" When Released
MINER ROAD
CHIPS Allocation
CHIPS                 $244,695
NEW PLAN         $(234,572)
Difference                   $10,123 Left Over from CHIPS
New  Pave NY Allocation $49,786 Not Yet allocated



Wednesday, May 18, 2016

BCS BUDGET - Passes with 62 Percent 155 - 96

Most of the budgets were approved by wide margins.

Budgets were approved throughout Central New York.
Brookfield, the only district which needed a 60 percent majority to pass its budget, secured a 62 percent majority with a vote of 155 to 96.
.Madison County school budgets

Brookfield
Yes: 155
No: 96

Monday, May 16, 2016

Updated -SPECIAL MEETING: WED MAY 18 - HIGHWAY AGREEMENT

SPECIAL MEETING....In case you missed this notice is tucked in the Assessor's notice on the Town website. APOLOGY TO SHERRY:  This was posted on the OFFICIAL SECTION of the WEBSITE as required and was not SNEAKY...Sorry, Sherry!

Sherry explained that the meeting was called so that Deputy Highway Superintenent could start the road work plans sooner rather than later.  According to research, the agreement is between the Highway Supt and the Board of Directors agreeing on where the CHIPS and other State Funded highway improvements will be spent and the approximate cost.

 SPECIAL TOWN BOARD MEETING

Wednesday, May 18, 2016
6:30 pm - Brookfield Town Hall

PURPOSE:  Adopt Proposed Highway 284 Agreement

Sunday, May 15, 2016

BCS Budget Vote ! MAY 17 TUES - NOON to 9 PM

Don't forget to VOTE on TUESDAY - MAY 17 NOON - 9PM BCS ANNUAL BUDGET !!!

There is a 6% increase, even after $100,000 is being used from the School's "Fund Balance (Savings Account). 

On a PER STUDENT BASIS, the cost to educate a BCS student will increase approximately $410 per student at a cost of $26,044 PER STUDENT for 2016-27 school year (240 Students).

Saturday, May 14, 2016

TOWN BOARD MINUTES - March 14, 2016 Regular Meeting

Thanks to Town Clerk, Sherry Perretta, for providing copies of the Town Board Minutes which will be posted on RUMOR ...these minutes are as approved ...only colors and highlights added for ease or reading.  Thank again!

Regular MEETING, TOWN OF BROOKFIELD, March 14, 2016


 A Regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Brookfield, County of Madison, State of New York was held at the Town Hall, Brookfield, NY on March 14, 2016.
PRESENT: Supervisor John Salka
Councilman Clinton Abrams
Councilman Dewitt Head ABSENT
Councilman Joseph Walker
Councilman Jefferson Mayne
Town Clerk Sherry Perretta
Highway Supt. Robert Piersma ABSENT
Town Attorney Tina Weyland-Smith ABSENT
OTHERS PRESENT: approximately 10 guests
Supervisor Salka, called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm with the Pledge to the Flag.
RESOLUTION 39-2016
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
On a motion by Walker, seconded by Abrams, the following resolution was
ADOPTED by ROLL CALL VOTE
AYES (4) Abrams, Walker, Mayne, Salka
NAYS (0)
Resolved that the minutes of February 8, 2016, February 15, 2016 and March 8, 2016 be approved as presented.
REPORTS OF TOWN OFFICIALS
Planning
 Public hearing held on Knorr/Mackey subdivision. Approval granted.
 Chairperson McCoach reported that May meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, May 3rd. Several members will be attending training on Thursday, May 5th.
 Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2016.

Town Clerk
 Town Clerk Perretta presented the Town Clerk monthly report for February with total disbursement of $567.50.
 Assessor’s report for March presented to Board.
 DCO quarterly report submitted to Board.
 Tax Collector report given. Balance of Supervisor’s Receipt remitted to Supervisor.
 Information shared on several upcoming training opportunities.
 Horned Dorset provided notification of liquor license application.
 DEC notification of closure of all snowmobile trails, seasonal access roads and associated gates by March 13, 2016 and will remain closed during the spring mud season.
Regular MEETING, TOWN OF BROOKFIELD, March 14, 2016
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 DEC notification that residential brush burning is prohibited from March 16, 2016 through May 14, 2016.

Supervisor
 Supervisor Salka reported that DEC has visited the Town Barn and the salt shed, fuel system and drainage system will need to be addressed. He has met with Matt Fuller of Barton & Laguidice regarding the salt shed.
 Highway Work Rules are being revised. Supervisor to have for Board to review at next meeting.

Highway Superintendent
 A proposal was presented for replacement of the fuel system from Yocum Full Service Inc. in the amount of $28,820. Councilman Abrams questioned the terms of the procurement policy and if additional proposals needed to be sought. After reviewing the procurement policy, the Board determined that a request for proposals should be written. Town Clerk to run notice for request for proposals with specifications to match the proposal received from Yocum. Proposals to be opened at next board meeting.
 Supervisor Salka presented a resolution to authorize the Supervisor to enter into a contract with Barton & LaGuidice for the salt shed project. A review of the procurement policy indicates that this would not require a request for additional proposals. Board to address the resolution later in the meeting.
 Sluice pipes are being replaced on Miner Road.

Town Attorney (Tina Weyland-Smith)
 No report.

Buildings/Insurance
 Town Hall is still in need of repairs. Town Clerk to run notice again for proposals to fix/replace entrance doors, replace window and repair/replace landing at court entrance.

Parks
 Councilman Mayne reported that practicing has started at the Academy Road Park. The bathrooms will be opened soon. Town Clerk to run notice for mowing/trimming/maintenance bids for all parks.

Safety
 No report.

Comprehensive Planning Committee
 Compilation of survey results continues.
 Next meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2016 at the Town Hall at 7:00 pm.

Codes Enforcement (Chad Trudell)
 Town Clerk asked, at CEO’s request, where the Board wanted his office to be maintained. Supervisor Salka advised that the current office at the Town Barn or the old office at the Town Hall are both acceptable and at the preference of the CEO. Regular MEETING, TOWN OF BROOKFIELD, March 14, 2016
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Historian
 The Historical Society meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
 The Pomeroy Foundation applications for markers for the Curtis residence and the Dote residence is in the final stages.
 David Craine was able to locate an original Craine silo in the area.
 Myrtilla Miner banner will be doing some traveling. She will be on loan to Kirkland and West Winfield Bicentennial celebration.
 Today is National Pi Day.

Dog Control Officer
 Quarterly report submitted to Board.
Finance
 Supervisor Salka gave a summary of the balance sheet.
RESOLUTION 40-2016
AUDIT OF CLAIMS
On a motion by Mayne, seconded by Abrams, the following resolution was
ADOPTED by ROLL CALL VOTE
AYES (4) Abrams, Walker, Mayne, Salka
NAYS (0)
Resolved that the Supervisor’s bills be paid on Abstract #11 in the following amounts:
General Fund No. 34 - 46 $ 7,727.79
Highway Fund No. 38 - 61 $ 31,391.79
RESOLUTION 41-2016
AUTHORIZING THE TOWN SUPERVISOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH BARTON & LAGUIDICE ENGINEERS
On a motion by Abrams, seconded by Mayne, the following resolution was
ADOPTED by ROLL CALL VOTE
AYES (4) Abrams, Walker, Mayne, Salka
NAYS (0)
Resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Brookfield authorize the Town Supervisor to enter into an agreement with Barton & LaGuidice for the approximate sum of $23,500.00. A copy of said agreement is attached as ‘Exhibit A’. Regular MEETING, TOWN OF BROOKFIELD, March 14, 2016
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RESOLUTION 42-2016
INTRODUCE AND SCHEDULE PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW #1 OF 2016 – ‘A LOCAL LAW PROVIDING A FOUR (4) YEAR TERM FOR TOWN SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF BROOKFIELD’
On a motion by Mayne, seconded by Walker, the following resolution was
ADOPTED by ROLL CALL VOTE
AYES (4) Abrams, Walker, Mayne, Salka
NAYS (0)
The Town Board of the Town of Brookfield will hold a public hearing with respect to the adoption of proposed Local Law #1 of 2016 on April 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the North Brookfield Fire House, North Brookfield, NY.
RESOLUTION 43-2016
MODIFY THE 2016 BROOKFIELD TOWN BUDGET
On a motion by Abrams, seconded by Walker, the following resolution was
ADOPTED by ROLL CALL VOTE
AYES (4) Abrams, Walker, Mayne, Salka
NAYS (0)
RESOLVED, that the 2016 adopted Town budget be modified as follows:
Budget Line & Description From: To:
DA2665 Sale of Equipment $ 500.00 $90,500.00
DA5130.2 Unallocated Insurance $ 8,000.00 $98,000.00
Difference: $ 7,500.00 $ 7,500.00
A5031 Interfunds Transfer . $ 0.00 $50,000.00
A5132.4 Garage Contractual $25,000.00 $75,000.00
Difference: $25,000.00 $25,000.00
With no further business to come before the Board, on a motion by Abrams and seconded by Mayne, the meeting was adjourned at 9