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Please remember that there is NO burning from March 15th – May 15th. Burn permits are no longer required.
IMPORTANT FACTS TO READ BEFORE BURNING BRUSH
Don’t burn outdoors during dry, windy weather when vegetation in the vicinity is dry and fire-prone.
It may only take a very small spark or burning ember to ignite dry vegetation. Winds may not only carry the burning material into surrounding vegetation but also fan the flames and spread the fire rapidly.
Stay with your fire.
Should your fire escape, you may be able to stop its spread before it becomes large enough to require additional personnel and equipment to contain it.
Establish wide firebreaks around piles of leaves and brush to be burned.
Firebreaks should be free of vegetation and wide enough to contain burning embers that may fall or roll from the pile. The larger the pile to be burned, the wider the firebreak should be.
Keep debris piles small, gradually adding to the fires as they burn down.
Adding fuel gradually will keep fire intensity lower and lessen the chances that material will roll or be lofted over firebreaks into flammable vegetation. Large piles of burning debris generate intense heat capable of carrying relatively heavy burning embers up and away from the fire, perhaps far from the original fire.
Select burn locations away from overhanging branches and utility lines.
Intense heat rising from a fire could ignite leaves and branches of trees or damage overhead lines and disrupt essential utility services.
Keep water and equipment handy.
Have an available supply of water on hand to use in case your fire should get away. Mechanized equipment may be necessary to contain fires arising from brush pile burning, as embers may be blown farther from the fire and have more time to grow into an uncontrollable wildfire before you can get to the spot fire.
Stay informed about possible weather changes.
Gusty winds and changes in wind direction often accompany the passage of weather fronts. Thunderstorms may also generate strong gusts and downdrafts. Outdoor burning should be postponed when gusty winds are present or expected to occur during the time that burning would be in progress.
April 15th, 2013
The Town Hall will be closed on Friday, March 29th and will reopen on Monday, April 1st at 9:00 AM.
The Transfer Station will be open on Saturday, March 30th from 7:30 am – 4:00 pm.
March 22nd, 2013
The Recreation Department has two egg hunts scheduled:
Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 30
It’s time to wish for Spring. We will be once again hosting our annual Easter Egg Hunt in the Tribute Gardens Park the Saturday before Easter
beginning at 11 am. Preschoolers through third graders search for chocolate eggs and have a chance to meet the Easter Bunny and other characters. Pre-registration is not necessary. There is no fee for this program. If weather does not permit this event it will be rescheduled for April 14th at the Town of Washington Park in Mabbettsville. If the reschedule date is needed a message will be recorded at the Recreation Office before 9 am.
Twilight Easter Egg Hunt
Friday, March 29
This event is open to fourth grade students through adults! Get out your flashlights, grab a bag, and come to the Town Park to search for eggs and special prizes! We know you are never too old for a good old fashioned egg hunt. We will all meet at the Park at 8 pm. There is no fee for this program. In the event of inclement weather please call the Recreation Office and a cancellation message will be on the answering machine.
March 22nd, 2013
In accordance with the provisions of Section 103 of the General Municipal Law, the Town Board of the Town of Washington, Millbrook, NY, hereby invites the submission of sealed bids for the following items:
One (1) New 2013 or 2014, 4 wheel drive cab and chassis 9’ Service Body
Specifications may be obtained from the Town Clerk, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook, NY 12545. (845-677-3419. SEE BELOW
Sealed bids must be in the hands of the Town Clerk on or before 12:00 noon, April 10, 2013.
Bids will be opened and read aloud on April 10, 2013at 12:00 noon. Bids will be awarded at the Town Board meeting scheduled for April 11, 2013.
The Town Board reserves the right to reject any or all bids.
James E. Brownell
Town of Washington
Description: One (1) New 2013 or 2014 4 Wheel Drive Cab & Chassis Service Body
Base Chassis: 137″ wheelbase, 12000 lbs GVWR with dual rear wheels
Engine: 280 HP or greater Turbo Diesel with Cold Climate Package
Transmission: Heavy Duty Automatic, Heavy Duty Cooling (Tow Package)
Rear Axle: 3.73 Ratio Limited Slip
Springs: Heavy Duty Front & Rear Stabilizer Shaft
Tires: LT 225/75R – 16D on-off Road Black walls (Steel Rims)
Skid Plate Package, Vinyl Bench Seat, Roof Marker Lights, Front Tow Hooks, Snow Plow Prep Package, AM/FM Radio Clock with weather band
9′ Fisher Plow, Hydraulic with Power Angle with Quick Disconnect
Knapheide 9′ Service body Model # 6108D54J or equivalent
Full Size Spare Tire
Paint – Municipal Orange – Solid in Color
Senior West Coast Mirrors
(2) Batteries high output alternator
(4) auxiliary switch 30 amp
March 20th, 2013
In the event of inclement weather the Transfer Station will open on Saturday, Feb. 9th at 12 noon.
All Town offices may be closed or operating on reduced hours in the event of poor weather.
February 7th, 2013
Pledge of Allegiance
Open Public Hearing on Fire Contracts
County Legislator Michael Kelsey
Highway Sup’t. Brownell
Bookkeeper Laura hurley
Town Clerk Alex
Councilman Turletes Recreation
Councilman Audia Buildings & Grounds
Councilwoman Mosca Comprehensive Plan
Councilman DeBonis Planning & Zoning
Vote on Fire Contract
Executive Session – Personnel matter
January 10th, 2013
Town of Washington
January 2, 2013
On the recommendation of Supervisor Gary Ciferri:
Appoint Stephen Turletes as Deputy Supervisor.
Appoint the following individuals:
-Laura Hurley as Bookkeeper to the Supervisor
-Dana Lopergalo as Justice Court Clerk
-Nikki Caul as Secretary to the Planning Board, Zoning Board of Appeals
-John (Jack) Neubauer as Building Inspector and Zoning Administrator
-Louis Spagnola, Jr. as Constable and Louis Spagnola III as Deputy Constable
-Joseph E. Adams as Dog Control Officer
-David Greenwood as Town Historian.
-Appoint Paul Schwartz to an additional 7 year term on the Planning Board.
Contact Harry Baldwin and Liz Baldwin for reappointment to Agricultural Advisory Committee.
Confirm Paul Guardiola for reappointment to Recreation Commission.
Confirm Diane Parker for reappointment to Zoning Board of Appeals
Established the regular meeting on the 2nd Thursday of the month beginning at 7:00 PM.
- January 10
- February 14
- March 14
- April 11
- May 9
- June 13
- July 11
- August 8
- September 12
- October 10
- November 14
- December 12
Appoint the Bank of Millbrook as Official Depository of Town funds.
Appoint the law firm of Van de Water and Van de Water as Attorneys for the town.
Authorize the Supervisor to invest town funds in time or authorized investments as approved by the Town Board.
Official rate of mileage is 44 cents per mile for reimbursement to employees and elected officials.
Compensate highway employees within the limits of appropriated funds as established in the 2013 budget. All non-salaried employees are to receive time and a half for hours worked over 40 hours per week.
Procurement policy for highway department
Authorize all elected officials to attend the Association of Towns meeting in February if they so desire.
Establish the rates of compensation for all officials and employees as indicated in the 2013 budget without a previous audit for the Town Board.
2011 Schedule of Salaries of Elected & Appointed Officials
OFFICER POSITION SALARY Standard
Gary Ciferri Supervisor 16,000
Stephen Turletes Deputy Supervisor 5,150
Councilmen (Three) 4,120
Mary Alex Town Clerk 41,655
Deputy Town Clerk Irene Wing 28,146 30 Hours
Laura M. Hurley Bookkeeper to Supervisor 43,322 40 hours
James Brownell Highway Superintendent 58,441
Warren McMillan Recreation Director 30,000 40 hours
Kelly Whalen-Cassinelli Recreation Assistant 32,586 40 hours
Elizabeth Shequine Justice (Two) 14,590
Dana Lopergalo Court Clerk 37,740 40 hours
W. James Tyger Sole Assessor 33,776 20 hours
Judy Malstrom Assessor’s Aide 16.32 15 hours
Clayton Tyger Data Collector 16.40
Nicolina Caul Planning/Zoning Secretary 18.18 hr
Joseph Adams Dog Control Officer 9,317
John D. Neubauer Building Inspector I 19,323 15 hours
John D. Neubauer Zoning Administrator 13,511 10 hours
Nancy Patrick Building Department Sec’y. 15.30 15hours
Thomas Fiore Groundskeeper 21,390 40 hours
Louis Spagnola Constable 3,231
Louis Spagnola III PT Constable 627
Earl Smith Cleaner 11.15 hr
Edward Wheeler Deputy Highway Superintendent 25.74 hr 40 hours
Charles Erts Auto Mechanic 23.97 40 hours
Michael Llanes H/MEO 22.56 40 hours
Thomas Coy H/MEO 21.95 40 hours
Joseph Erts MEO 18.75 40 hours
Jason Murphy MEO 18.07 40 hours
Wayne Gruntler MEO 17.85 40 hours
Mark Chadwell MEO 17.85 40 hours
Jesse Sutherland Solid Waste Attendant 16.81 24 hours
Joseph Magnarella Solid Waste Attendant 16.33 24 hours
Approve the procurement of a blanket undertaking from a duly authorized corporate surety covering the officers, clerks and employees of the town. Any such blanket undertaking entered into must indemnify against losses caused by the failure of the officers or employees to faithfully perform their duties or by their fraudulent or dishonest acts.
Supervisor is authorized to allow an independent auditor, D’Achille and Associates, for the audit of financial undertakings of the fiscal year 2012 and for the preparation of the 2012 Annual Financial Disclosure that the Town must file with the NYS Comptroller’s Office by March 31, 2013.
Appoint the Poughkeepsie Journal and or the Millbrook Independent or the Millerton News as the official Town newspaper.
Approve and accept the Town of Washington Internal Procedures for the Transfer Station as presented.
Approve and accept the Internal Accounting Procedures as presented.
Annual Statement of Disclosure for Public Officers of the Town of Washington
Any Elected Official, Appointed Official or Employee of the Town of Washington is required to provide written and verbal notification of any:
- financial interest held by them or their spouses or dependent children, in cases where these businesses or activities are involved in doing business by contract with the town.
- any position in any business association or other organization held by them, their spouse or dependent children, either for-profit or not-for profit, in any case where these associations are involved in doing business or pursuing activities or investments which in any manner will entail local legislative or administrative approvals by any board or public officer of the town.
- Any current outside employment or self employment activities held by them, their spouses or dependent children in any business venture or enterprise doing business with the town.
Town Clerk Alex reminds Elected Officials (participating in the retirement system) are required to keep a 3 month log that must be completed by May 30, 2013 and submitted to the Town Clerk by June 29, 2013.
Town Board Liaisons:
Councilman Turletes – Recreation
Councilman Audia – Buildings & Grounds
Councilwoman Mosca – Comprehensive Plan, Agricultural Advisory Commission
Councilman De Bonis – Planning & Zoning Boards
Audit 2012 Town Clerk Records by the Town Board
Audit 2012 Bookkeeper to Supervisor Records by the Town Board
January 2nd, 2013
Town of Washington
December 13, 2013
Pledge of Allegiance
Thank you to Rick Seaman and Brian Hicks for 1st Annual Parade of Lights
Schedule Reorganization Meeting – January 2, 3 or 7?
Fire Contract with Village of Millbrook – Public hearing scheduled for Thurs., Jan. 10
Comp Plan & Sign Ordinance Update – referred back to committees for input & revisions
County Legislator Kelsey:
Highway Superintendent Brownell – Monthly report
Bookkeeper Hurley – Monthly report
Town Clerk Alex – Monthly report
Recommend contracting with Arlington Animal Hospital for Dog Shelter
Councilman DeBonis – Planning & Zoning
Tony Sloan – Prepared Statement
December 13th, 2012
The Town Board has scheduled a workshop meeting for Thursday, December 6, 2013, beginning at 7:00 PM to discuss the proposed sign ordinance and a request for a noise ordinance. The meeting will be held at the Town Hall.
November 29th, 2012
Councilman __________________ offered the following resolution, which was seconded by Councilman __________________, who moved its adoption:
WHEREAS, a local law was introduced entitled A LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK TO EXTEND LOCAL LAW #4 OF THE YEAR 2007 “A LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK TO AMEND THE ZONING CODE OF THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON TO ADD A NEW SECTION 395 ENTITLED ‘REGULATION FOR AN INTERIM PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF LANDS AND BUILDINGS’” FOR AN ADDITIONAL YEAR; and
WHEREAS, a public hearing in relation to said local law was held on October 11, 2012, at 7:30 p.m., Prevailing Time; and
WHEREAS, notice of said public hearing was given pursuant to the terms and provisions of the Municipal Home Rule Law of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, said local law has been on the desks of the members of the Town Board of the Town of Washington for at least seven (7) days, exclusive of Sunday;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following local law is hereby enacted:
TOWN OF WASHINGTON LOCAL LAW NO. OF THE YEAR 2012
Section 1. Purpose
The Interim Development Law, adopted as Local Law No. 4 of 2007, became effective upon filing with the New York State Department of State on November 16, 2007. By its express terms the Interim Development Law was due to expire one (1) year from the date of filing, or November 16, 2008.
Subsequently, the Town Board adopted Local Laws in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 extending the term of the moratorium for one (1) additional year, with the last extension due to expire on November 16, 2012.
The Town Board, the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Committee and all sub-committees, along with the Town’s consultants all continue to study, review and consider the content of the Town’s future master plan. During the last year, the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Committee and all of its sub-committees have completed their initial draft of the master plan and have submitted that draft to the Town Board for review and consideration.
Upon completion of the proposed master plan, the document will be reviewed pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act and, upon adoption of the new master plan document, necessary companion updates, if any, to the Town Zoning Code will be prepared.
Inasmuch as the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Committee, the Town Board and the Town’s consultants will require some additional time to finalize a draft master plan proposal, undertake SEQRA review, set a date(s) for public comment, and adopt the new master plan document and any necessary companion updates to the Town Zoning Code as recommended by the Comprehensive Master Plan Review Committee, much of which will take place after November 16, 2012, the Board deems it prudent to extend the expiration date of the Interim Development Law for an additional one (1) year period to provide the Board sufficient time in which to consider the new Master Plan and obtain public comment. This extension to Local Law No. 4 of 2007 is specifically determined to be necessary in order to maintain the status quo pending continued work on the preparation and enactment of a new Master Plan and any necessary companion updates to the Town Zoning Code.
Section 2. Authority
This extension of Local Law #4 of 2007 is enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Washington pursuant to its authority to adopt local laws under the New York State Constitution Article IX and Municipal Home Rule Law Section 10.
Section 3. Enactment of Extension to the Temporary Moratorium
The expiration date of LOCAL LAW #4 OF 2007, ENTITLED “A LOCAL LAW OF THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON, DUTCHESS COUNTY, NEW YORK TO AMEND THE ZONING CODE OF THE TOWN OF WASHIGNTON TO ADD A NEW SECTION 395 ENTITLED ‘REGULATION FOR AN INTERIM PERIOD OF DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF LANDS AND BUILDINGS’”, which was previously extended until November 16, 2012, is hereby further extended for a period of one (1) year beginning November 16, 2012 and ending on November 16, 2013, after which date Local Law #4 of 2007 shall lapse and be without further force and effect unless further extended by action of the Town Board.
Section 4. This Local Law shall be filed immediately with the Secretary of State as provided by law and shall be effective as of November 16, 2012.
The foregoing resolution was duly put to a vote which resulted as follows:
Supervisor Ciferri __________
Councilman Turletes __________
Councilwoman Mosca __________
Councilman Audia __________
Councilman DeBonis __________
DATED: Millbrook, New York
November ____, 2012
MARY ALEX, Town Clerk
November 8th, 2012