Executive Board Meeting – July 20, 2020

Location: CWC, 669 County Highway 38, Arkville, NY 12406
Time: 6:15pm

Present: Mark Tuthill, Bill Federice, Peter Friedel, Shayne Moshier. Mike McCrary and Greg Vurckio attended by Zoom.

Others: Jeff Baker, John Hubbell, Michelle Yost, Aaron Bennett, John Schwartz and Kelly Mariotti.

1. Call to Order: Mark Tuthill called the meeting to order at 6:18

2. January 20, 2019 Minutes Approval: Peter Friedel motion to approve January’s minutes. Second by Bill Federice.

3. Covid-19: This is the first in person CWT meeting since January.

4. Jeff Baker Contract: It was voted back in January to keep Jeff Baker on as our CWT Attorney. We did ask for a contract. Motion to accept Jeff’s contract by Peter Friedel. Second by Bill Federice. Motion carried.

5. Mark Tuthill elected to CWC: Mark Tuthill was elected to the CWC board. He will be resigning from CWT. He can’t do both. We will need to elect a new Chairman. Jeff will circulate an email to all the board members to discuss who the next Chairman will be. Hopefully, someone will be willing to take on the responsibility.

6. Reports
a. FAD deliverables: Jeff reported that things have been quiet. One thing that Jeff did deal with is that he had a call from a lawyer regarding closings on many parcels for the city land acquisitions. City said they weren’t going to close because of Covid-19. Jeff made some phone calls and was able to get the city to move along. Tim Cox reported that the big report from the National Academy of Science should be coming out at the end of the summer.

b. Streamside Acquisition: No report

c. Flood Commission Reports: Kelly sent out the updated reports for Delaware County and Michelle Yost sent the update for Greene County.

d. CWC report: Tim Cox reported that the CWC annual meeting will take place August 4 at 9:00 am. Staff will be present. Towns will join by Zoom. The new CWC building is closed to the public. Staff must adhere to the Covid-19 protocol. Tim also reported that the Septic Program, Flood Hazard Mitigation Program and the Stormwater Reimbursement Program have been audited. All three were fine.

e. Below the Reservoirs: No report

7. Dues notices for 2019/2020 yearly report: Kelly reported that Ulster County has dropped out. Aaron will look into that.

8. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report: Moved to approved the Treasurer’s report and payment of the warrant by Peter Friedel. Second by Bill Federice. Motion carried.

9. Other

10. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Peter Friedel. Second by Bill Federice. Meeting adjourn at 6:41.

Executive Board Meeting – Jan 20, 2020

Location: CWC, Main Street, Margaretville, NY
Time: 6:15pm

Present: Ric Coombe, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Mark Tuthill, Greg Vurckio, Thomas Hilson, Scott Grey and Shayne Moshier.
Others: Bruce Dolph, Tim Cox, Jason Merwin, Jeff Baker and Kelly Mariotti.

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:17.

2. December 16, 2019 Minutes Approval: Motion to approve December’s minutes by Thomas Hilson. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

3. Dues notices for 2020/2019 yearly report: Jeff Baker will write up the yearly report which will include that the 2020 dues are going up by 50%. Motion to raise the CWT dues by 50% by Ric Coombe. Second by Tom Hilson. Motion carried. He will get the report to Kelly for her to get out in the mail to the Town and Village members.

4. Legal Services: Mark got a call from Kevin Young. They are willing to take over for Jeff if the CWT board changes their mind regarding hiring Jeff as an independent attorney.

5. Reports
a. Easements: Jeff reported that there is no resolution on the language to date. There is going to be a conference call with Kevin, Allison, Shelly and Jeff to discuss the issue. The Planning department doesn’t necessarily agree with Jeff. Jeff and Hilary have been looking at the FEMA deed restrictions, but that raises a lot of other issues. DEC is stepping back from their position. If we don’t do the program, there is no city money for the land acquisitions for flood buy out. The City did put the word “and” in the language to tie it all together.

b. FAD deliverables: No report.
i. Streamside Acquisition: No report

c. Flood Commission Reports: Bruce Dolph reported that Delhi and Andes are gearing up for big projects this spring.

d. CWC report: Tim Cox reported that they pay half the salary for a business consultant for people to do a business plan. This service is free and can be done at CWC. Need to have a business plan in order to get a loan from CWC. There is a new Stormwater person starting January 21 at the CWC. Should be in the new building in March. Jason Merwin reported that some CWC staff and some Supervisors went on a site visit of the construction of the tunnel in Newburgh.

e. Below the Reservoirs: No report

6. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report: William Federice motioned to accept the treasurer’s report and to pay the warrant. Second by Ric Coombe. Motion carried.

7. Other: Tom Hilson asked when does the Water Supply Permit expire. Jeff stated it expires in 2024, but the negotiations will start in 2022.

8. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting by Tom Hilson. Second by Greg Vurckio. Meeting adjourn at 6:45.