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TOWN OF WASHINGTON CONSERVATION ADVISORY COMMISSION

Millbrook, NY 12545

AGENDA

November 2, 2016

Old Business

  • Approve minutes of October 5, 2016
  • Tuxis Corporation modified proposal/ wetlands impact
  • Van Beuren mitigation/restoration status- no update
  • Millprop III LLC

New Business

  • Clark-Arcadia Lot Line Change- 285 Shunpike Road and 221-231 Shunpike Road. Does not appear to impact wetlands.
  • Hammond Property, Mabbettsville. Inquiry regarding potential use
  • Village of Millbrook- Well Drilling Projects, Waterways, etc. – Mike Herzog

Other

Next CAC Meeting.  December 7, 2016

AGENDA

November 1, 2016

Clark-Arcadia Fields Lot Line Change– 285 Shunpike Road and 221-231 Shunpike Road.  Public Hearing.  The application request is for the transfer

of approximately fifteen acres of land from Michelle Clarke to Arcadia Fields,

LLC. The property is zoned RL 5.  (Kirk Horton, L. S.)

Kaye-St. Peters Church Lot Line Change– 692 Deep Hollow Road.  Public

Hearing.  The application request is to convey 3.31 acres from lands of Stephen

Kaye from their existing 15.84 acres parcel to St. Peters Church.  The property

is zoned RR 10. (Brian Houston, L.S.)

Barry Cord, 1203 Shunpike Road- Pre Application Discussion for subdivision of

a 29.34 acre parcel into two lots to create a farm distillery. The property is zoned RL 5.

Tuxis Corporation Special Permit– 3814 Route 44, Mabbettsville.  Old Business.

Tuxis proposes to expand the existing storage facility containing 142 units.  The

lot containing the deli bar is a separate, adjoining lot from the lot containing the

storage units.  Tuxis proposes to remove the existing deli bar and accompanying

septic.  The lots will be merged as part of this land use application.  The property

is zoned HM. (Attorney John Mackey, Mackey, Butts & Wise, LLP)

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office would like to urge parents and caregivers who have children going out to “Trick-or-Treat” to be sure that their children follow a few simple safety measures to help them be safe this upcoming Halloween.

Although Halloween is meant to be a time of fun, it also places children in potentially dangerous traffic situations since they are out on the streets after dark while at the same time there is an increase in traffic. In order to be safer while walking on the roadways and in general, the Sheriff’s Office urges parents and children to please follow these tips:

  • Be bright at night—use reflective tape on costumes and treat bags, wear light colors, and carry flashlights.
  • Don’t wear a costume that obstructs vision, and wear lighter colored costumes.
  • Always look both ways and listen for traffic before crossing roadways.
  • Cross at corners, not between parked cars or mid-block.
  • Always walk on the sidewalks if there are any, but if there are no sidewalks then walk facing traffic on the left side of the road.
  • Younger children should always be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Plan your route and don’t approach dark or unlit houses.
  • Parents should always look through their child’s candy before allowing the child to eat it.
  • Never go into a stranger’s house or car.

Adults that may be out attending parties this Halloween are reminded to drive safely and watch for kids on the roadways, and to always have a designated driver if they consume alcoholic beverages.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

TOWN OF WASHINGTON

November 10, 2016

TAKE NOTICE, that the Town Board of the Town of Washington will be holding a Public Hearing on the Proposed 2017 Town budget.  The meeting will take place on Thursday, November 10,2016 at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook, NY  12545, beginning at 7:00 PM.

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that the following salaries are proposed for elected officials:  Supervisor $16,975., Highway Superintendent $56,650., Town Clerk $58,000., Justices (2) $15,028., Deputy Supervisor $5,305., Councilmen (3) $4,244.; and

TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that copies of the proposed budget are available for examination at the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours and that all persons interested shall have an opportunity to be heard.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  October 25, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Meeting Notice

BE ADVISED that the Town of Washington Town Board has scheduled a Budget Workshop meeting on Monday, October 21, 2016, beginning at 7:00 PM, at the Town of Washington Town Hall, 10 Reservoir Dr., Millbrook.  The purpose of the meeting is to review the proposed 2017 Highway Fund Budget, as well as any other business that may come before the Board.

If required, an additional meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, for continued budget review.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated: October 18, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Dutchess County Emergency Response to Facilitate Citizen’s 
Preparedness Training in Stanford

Poughkeepsie, NY…The Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response has announced its next Citizen’s Preparedness Training Program session will be held on Wednesday, October 26th from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Stanford Town Hall, located at 26 Town Hall Road in the Town of Stanford. The two-hour training session is designed to provide participants with the tools and resources to better prepare for any type of disaster. Participants will learn how to respond accordingly in a disaster and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. The training program is being provided by the Dutchess County Departments of Emergency Response and Behavioral and Community Health. The event is open to the public and free to attend. Doors to the event will open at 6:30 p.m. Each family will receive a free Citizen Preparedness Corps Response Starter Kit.

This training session is part of the Dutchess County Department of Emergency Response’s citizen preparedness training initiative which is being offered regionally throughout Dutchess County in 2016. Dutchess County’s Medical Reserve Corps and the Dutchess County Animal Response Team will be present as part of the training.

To see the Citizen’s Preparedness Training flyer, click here: 
http://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CountyGov/Departments/EmergencyResponse/Citizens-Preparedness-Training-Stanford-October-26.pdf

The Town Board is pleased to announce that their are four employment opportunities available to local residents due to retirement and a reallocation of a position.

Job Descriptions:  Deputy Town ClerkJustice Court ClerkAssessorHighway Laborer

Irene Wing, Deputy Town Clerk and Jim Tyger, Assessor, have both advised the Supervisor that they will be retiring at the end of 2016.  Mrs. Wing has been the Deputy Town Clerk for over 29 years  and has dedicated herself to ensuring that the Town residents are served with professionalism and respect.  During her tenure, she has enjoyed meeting new residents and welcoming them to the community.  Mrs. Wing has been instrumental in ensuring that the Town has moved forward with technology.
 
 
The future Deputy Clerk must be willing to serve the public on a variety of matters, have strong interpersonal skills, be competent on Microsoft Office and able quickly adapt to Municipal Software programs.  As Deputy Clerk, the candidate will be required to serve as Deputy Tax Collector and therefore must have strong math skills.  The right person will work Monday – Friday from 9 am – 3 pm and be able to attend Town Board meetings on the second Thursday of the month.  Town of Washington residency is required.
 
 
Mr. Tyger has been the Assessor for the Town for 10 years.  His analytical mind and knowledge of the community has served our residents well.  The Assessor is an appointed position and applicants must have strong computer skills, especially the ability to use Excel and all of its functions.  An appraiser’s background and familiarity with the Town’s diverse property will be extremely helpful.  This position is a part time position that requires the Assessor to serve twenty hours per week in the office.
 
 

Dana Sukow’s term as Justice Court Clerk is expiring and due to time constraints she has asked not to be reappointed.  Ms. Sukow has served Justice for eleven years.  The Justice Court Clerk is a part time position and requires the candidate to be available one night a week when court is in session.  Ideally, the right candidate will be proficient in all aspects of office administration, able to deal with many different people with respect and compassion, strong computer and phone skills and be willing to change priorities very quickly.  This position will begin on or about November 1st.

 
 
The Town Highway Department is considering the addition of a laborer’s position to replace a gentleman that retired earlier in the year.  The right candidate will be a hard working individual, skilled with using a variety of tools, be a team player and ready to move up through the ranks of the department. Having the ability to work in any type of weather and at every hour is a necessity.  A CDL license is preferred.

The Town of Washington Town Board has scheduled several workshop meetings to discuss the proposed 2017 Budget.  The dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 11
  • Monday, October 17 (Recreation & Park and Pool)
  • Monday, October 24  (Highway Department)
  • Tuesday, November 1

All meetings will begin at 7 pm.

By the Order of the Town Board

Dated:  October 7, 2016

Mary Alex, Town Clerk

Congratulations!  You have purchased a new home in the Town of Washington, and it’s time to register for your STAR credit.

New STAR applicants receive a credit in the form of a check directly from New York State instead of receiving a school property tax exemption.  The amount of your STAR benefit is the same regardless of how you receive it.

New basic and Enhanced STAR applicants must register with the New York State Tax Department to receive a STAR check.

Register anytime at www.tax.ny.gov/star.  It should just take a few minutes.

Register by July 1 to receive your check in September.  If you register after July 1, you’ll receive your check at a later date.

Property owners without access to a computer can register by phone weekdays from 8;30 am to 4:30 pm by calling 518-457-2036.

Are you eligible for STAR?  

To receive the STAR credit, you must own your own home and it must be your primary residence.

Basic STAR:  The total income of the owners and the owners’ spouses who primarily reside at the property must not exceed $500,000.

Enhanced STAR:  The income limit for Enhanced STAR is annually adjusted for inflation.

-2016 income limit – $84,550

-2017 income limit – $86,000

All owners must be at least 65 years old (unless the owners are spouses or siblings, in which case at least one owner must be at least 65).

Millprop III LLC Upper Butterfly Pond Improvements – 480 Oak Summit Road.

Public Hearing.  The application request is for removal of sediment and invasive

aquatic weeds from a one half acre landscape pond (Upper Butterfly Pond).  The

property is zoned RR 10.  (Brad Roeller)

Clark-Arcadia Fields Lot Line Change – 285 Shunpike Road and 221-231 Shunpike Road.  New Business.  The application request is for the transfer of

approximately fifteen acres of land from Michelle Clarke to Arcadia Fields LLC.

(Kirk Horton L.S.)

Kaye -St. Peters Church Lot Line Change – 692 Deep Hollow Road. New Business.  The application request is to convey 3.31 acres from lands of Stephen

Kaye from their existing 15.84 acres parcel to St. Peters Church.  The property

is zoned RR 10. (Brian Houston L.S.)

Patricia Donoffo – pre-application discussion for special permit to allow construction of a one bedroom apartment in the existing barn at 450 North Tower

Hill Road.  The property is zoned RR 10.

Josephine Sherratt- Pre-application discussion for special permit to operate
a children’s wholesale company business and design for the Dr. Hammnond
Building, Route 44, Mabbettsville.