Location: CWC, Main Street, Margaretville, NY
Present: Mark Tuthill, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Wayland Gladstone, Tom Hilson, Michael McCrary and Greg Vurckio.
Others: Jeff Baker, Tim Cox, Kelly Mariotti, Bruce Dolph and Jason Merwin.
1. Call to Order 6:17
2. September 17, 2018 Minutes Approval. Moved by Tom Hilson. Second by Peter Friedel. Minutes accepted as is.
3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures – Jeff Baker will check on the status on this. Along with this, the draft regulations comments are due to the city this week. Jeff and Kevin Young have been working on this.
a. Bike Paths on City Land. Robert Pelham has conveyed that he doesn’t like the way the resolution is written. Jeff Baker was going to revise it, but wasn’t sure what Mr. Pelham wanted. Mark will set up a meeting with Robert Pelham to see what he actually wants in the resolution.
a. National Academy of Sciences Panel
i. Meetings: 10/25 and 26 – Jeff Baker attended the first meeting and made comments on behalf of the CWT. Based on some of the statements that the city has made, looking to the expert panel for guidance effectively scientific and politically cover to the city to ease up on the LAP and lean more towards the SAP program. Some of the panel members will be visiting Delaware County on December 13th and 14th.
b. FAD deliverables:
i. Streamside Acquisition – Mark Tuthill and Jeff Baker attended the meeting on Oct. 22. Dave Tobias had a PowerPoint presentation showing tiers of incentive payments to bring the landowners in. $1,000 to $5,000 payment on a parcel. They continue to throw road blocks. Need to find another way to address the value of the property. DEP wanted CWT to adopt the presentation and say that things were moving along. Jeff said no. First he has heard of it. Jeff drafted a paragraph for the municipalities to add to their local laws to subdivide a parcel out without road frontage. DEP said that cannot be done, it effects their appraisal. This is not true. They are not locked in a full market value according to the MOA. Making better headway with all the other groups except DEP.
1. Upcoming meeting – 11/28
c. Flood Commission Reports – Bruce Dolph reported the Water Street project is moving along nicely. Around 75 loads of dirt are being moved out by LaFever every day. The Army Corp funding ends December 31, 2018, but a no-cost extension has been submitted to Army Corp.
d. CWC report – Tim Cox reported that construction has begun on the new CWC building.
i. Town of Olive has trouble with the ORPS report. ORPS assessment at 81 million which is more than the current agreement with NYC. NYC could sue. If they go with TLAP which is a higher assessment, Town of Olive will get sued by DEP. Jeff suggested to go through TLAP and bump up the numbers as high as you can. If you get sued by the city, you will be in the program and will be eligible to receive the funds. We will need to go through the Legislature to get to ORPS and educate them on how this process works.
e. Below the Reservoirs – No report
6. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report – Saving balance: $41,218.02 Checking balance: $1,000.17 Warrants – Storage Fee: $50.00 Young/Sommer: $3,330.00 WSA: $111.75 Total – $3,491.75 Motion to accept Treasurer’s report and pay the warrant moved by Greg Vurckio. Second by Peter Friedel. All approved.
a. Dues Update – Jeff Baker will work on a draft letter to send out to the Towns and Villages regarding dues going up in 2020.
7. Other – Delaware County needs two alternates
8. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Peter Friedel. Second by Bill Federice. Meeting adjourned at 7:15.