CLERMONT TOWN BOARD
DECEMBER 28, 2011
The Clermont Town Board held their year-end meeting on Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. at the Town Hall. Those in attendance were Supervisor Raymond Staats, Councilman Robert Desmond, Councilman Richard Jones and Councilwoman Nancy Moore. Councilwoman Dianne O’Neal was absent. There were three residents present.
The minutes of the December 5th meeting were approved on a motion made by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilwoman Moore. All in favor. So carried.
Supervisor Staats went over the draft financial reports for 2011. Prior to paying the year-end invoices there is $82,359.00 in the unexpended General fund balance. The board was very conservative this year in spending and there is a zero percent increase on taxes.
Councilman Jones said that this board has done a good job at keeping taxes down. Councilman Desmond remarked that if the sales tax revenue continues to go up, we will be in good shape, but with the current economy, it makes sense to keep a significant amount in the General Fund for unexpected expenses. Supervisor Staats said that in the highway fund, there is $10,813 in revenues not collected but the sales tax for the last quarter has not yet come in, so we should have a surplus.
No. 2 of 2011
Increase A1650.4 Central Communications $600.00
Decrease A1990.4 Contingent $600.00
Increase A1620.22 Ballfield $1,984.00
Decrease AO2701.1 Donations – Ballfield $1,984.00
Increase A9060.8 Health Insurance $671.00
Decrease A1990.4 Contingent $671.00
Total $3,255.00 $3,255.00
No. 2 of 2011
Increase DA5110.1 Repairs $2,274.00
Decrease DA5110.12 Repairs O/T $1,290.00
DA9010.8 NYS Retirement $ 943.00
DA9030.8 Social Security $ 41.00
Increase DA9060.8 Health Insurance $1,431.00
Decrease 9010.8 NYS Retirement $1,43l.00
Total $3,705.00 $3,705.00
Councilman Jones received a letter from State DOT verifying the permit request for access to the Town property from Route 9. There is no exact date for getting the permit. There will be a cost for concrete curbing and blacktop, but shale can be used from the property to build the driveway. Councilman Jones also brought in the maps of the proposed garage plan in the event that in the future, they may be of use.
A motion was made to adjourn by Councilman Desmond, seconded by Councilman Jones at 6:45 P.M.
Mary Helen Shannon, RMC