Roxbury Town Board Special Meeting Approved Minutes – October 26, 2015

October 26, 2015

A Special meeting of the Town Board was held October 26, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall.  Present were: Supervisor Thomas S. Hynes, Councilmen Gene Cronk, Edward Raeder, Allen Hinkley and Carol Murray, Budget Officer Carolynn Faraci, Highway Supt. Stephen Schuman and 2 residents.

The meeting was called to conduct a budget workshop on the 2016 Tentative Budget and to discuss any other business that may come before the Town Board.

The Budget Officer discussed her proposed changes to some budget lines based on current information just received.

Discussion took place on several line items, and especially on highway matters, replacing the Constable vehicle and salary increases for the new Tax Collector and Highway Supt. positions.  Councilman Cronk felt the Constable vehicle could go another year and wanted it taken out of the budget adding that if it did need to be replaced, Good Neighbor Funds could be used. When asked individually by the Supervisor if the vehicle was to stay in the budget, with the exception of Councilman Cronk, all Board members agreed it should remain in the budget at this time.

The following reflects the changes agreed upon by the Town Board for the Preliminary Budget:

General Fund


3120.2  Constable – remove $15,000 for car computer
5132.2 Highway Garage – increase to $20,000 for additional funds for generator
7310.4 Youth Program – increase to $475 based on reimbursement paperwork submitted by school


3820 Youth Program – increase to $475 based on above
5031 Interfund Transfer – add line to include $32,000 to replace Constable vehicle if needed, funds to be transferred from Good Neighbor Funds.

Highway Fund


5110.1 – the line will increase accordingly to include re-hiring Stephen Schuman part-time for 30 weeks at HEO pay rate for mowing and snowplowing as needed
5130.2 Equipment – decrease to $60,623 to account for one half of the new truck cost to be paid from the equipment reserve fund and for a decrease in the cost of a new sweeper
9030.8 Social Security – increase accordingly to include Schuman part-time

Roxbury Sewer


2770 NYCDEP Subsidy – increase to $161,275 per DEP approval letter


Unexpended Balance – decrease to 0 ($1,222.96 is in a Capital Reserve Fund)
Amount to raise by Tax (Town Share) – increase to $41,077.66

Grand Gorge Fire

Amount to Raise By Tax $150,875 (clerical error-transposed numbers)


On motion of Allen Hinkley second by Edward Raeder the following resolution was offered and adopted:

“WHEREAS, the Preliminary Budget for the year 2016 has been completed;
BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on the 2016 Preliminary Budget on November 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm at the Town Hall; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, pursuant to Section 108 of the Town Law, the proposed salaries of elected officials are as follows: Councilman (4) $4,714.68 each; Justice (2) $8,010.31 each; Supervisor $14,720.75; Tax Collector $9,627.32, Town Clerk $40,605.03 and Highway Supt. $53,810.78.”

AYES-5 Hinkley, Raeder, Cronk, Murray, Hynes

A report was received from Attorney Kevin Young and given to the Town Board reporting his findings regarding the outdoor woodstove issues between the Serrie’s and Bonci’s.  Corrective action by Mr. Bonci includes raising the stack height, limit use to the heating season and installed a knock-out cap on the stack to reduce the solid particulate.  The Town Attorney will contact Mr. Bonci in 60 days to see if the corrective measures are working.

Highway Supt. discussed issues with Golf Course Rd. not being on the NYSDOT road list for Town roads and stated a resolution would be needed from the Town Board approving the road to be added to the road list.  The Town Board will do a resolution at the November meeting.  Schuman also stated CHIPS money is expected to be received in December.

A reminder was given that the regular meeting for November will be held Thursday November 5, 2015 at 7:30 pm or immediately following the Public Hearing, whichever is later.

On motion of Carol Murray second by Edward Raeder the meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.


Diane Pickett, Town Clerk
Thomas S. Hynes, Supervisor
Gene Cronk, Councilman
Edward Raeder, Councilman
Allen Hinkley, Councilman
Carol Murray, Councilwoman