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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Lindley Town Board Meeting-Dec. 14, 2004

Board Members: Harold Semple-Town Supervisor
Paul Stermer-Councilman
Gerry Simcoe-Councilman
Paul Mortzheim-Councilman

Approximately 10 people attending

Harold asked for a moment of silence in memory of Ammon Titus, who served as a Town Councilman for 24 years and Tom Bodnovich who served on the Lindley Planning Board.

Code Enforcement Report: Dave wasn't here this evening as he had to work.
Historian: Kitty presented her annual historian report for 2004 to the town board.
  1. Association of Towns: NYS Senate passed legislation during their special session that will restore fine monies to local courts.
  2. Fran Woodring and Bill Canfield presented a report from the Area Wide Transportation Committee. (See posted report)
  3. MCI sent a letter concerning changing long distance. Harold feels the phone carrier we have now, Verizon, is fine as everytime we change to MCI there are problems.

Susie (Justice) received a grant from the Justice System in the amount of $1335 which will be added to her 2005 contractual.

General consensus of the Town Board concerning the Election inspectors-if you leave the building for lunch or dinner inspectors should not be paid.

Harold told Dick that the payroll figures are off from what figures Penny (bookkeeper) has. The hours, regular, sick and vacation hours do not match. Harold suggested Dick get with Penny and work this out. He would like this cleaned up by the end of the year. Paul Mortzheim said: must have zero balances by the end of the year or all hours must be accounted for.

Dick Johnson, Highway Superintendent, presented the Town Board with a highway report from November 9 to December 13, 2004. (See posted report)

Bids: Have 45 working days or 45 business days. Will be checking with Kent next week with this matter. (Gave copy of bids to board members for them to study) Town can reject any bids. Paul Mortzheim asked if the town could look at any unsolicited bids.

Paul M. thanked Kitty for doing a good job with the Historian position.

Dick Pierce: Asked about the center rumble strips. Harold will give Gary Funk from the New York Department of Transportation a call Thursday about the side rumble strips planned for Route 15.

County Legislator, Bob Nichols: Budget was passed and county will have two new Public Defenders. Jail is full-crime is up. Status of 911: It will cost 1 million dollars to just turn the lights on. Roads will get 1 million dollars for road repair in 2005. County will be rebuilding two county roads-County Route 112 and County Route 106 (Church Creek Road). In 2008 the county plans to turn the one-lane Lindley bridge into a two-lane bridge which will cost about 2 to 2-1/2 million dollars.

Diana L. Hill, Lindley Town Clerk


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