Executive Board Meeting – March 18, 2019

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

Present: Mark Tuthill, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Tom Hilson, Mike McCrary, Greg Vurckio and Chris Mathews.
Others: Jeff Baker, Bruce Dolph, Jason Merwin, Tim Cox, Aaron Bennett, Michelle Yost and Kelly Mariotti.

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

2. February 18, 2019 Minutes Approval: Moved by Mike McCrary. Second by Greg Vurckio.

3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures: Aaron Bennett will check to see if Ulster County has signed the agreement.

4. DEP appraisals: Finally received the two appraisals. Mark and Jeff are in the process of reviewing them.

5. Reports
a. FAD deliverables: Jeff reported that he is in the process of setting up a meeting with Tom Snow regarding the Streamside Acquisition.

b. Flood Commission Reports:
i. Ulster County – Aaron provided a handout for Ulster County and provided a brief summary. Handout attached. Town of Shandaken is abandoning the plan to rebuild the Town Hall and Highway garage. Boiceville market doesn’t want to move. Too costly. Looking into flood proofing. The other parcels in the area will be relocating. Peter stated that he was concerned about the fire hall. He heard that the project has stalled because of lack of funding. Aaron stated he is looking into funding. Tim Cox reported that CWC had already given them the contract for the property purchase.
1. Elected officials should help with getting the spot light on what has been done to improve and protect the communities. There is local resources and funding to do that.

ii. Green County – Michelle Yost gave an update. In the Village of Hunter she stated that there is no money for the relocation of the fire hall. A design was done around 5 years ago. At that time the cost for relocating the fire hall was 1.3 mil. There is a house in the Village of Hunter which is categorized as erosion hazard. The embankment is very unstable. There are a number of buyouts on Railroad Avenue. One building is condemned. In Conesville there is a small piece of land that DEP wants to buy. Bill Federice reported that once DEP buys it, they want to turn it over to the Town. An upland conservation easement is being negotiated by Jeff Baker.

iii. Delaware County – A handout was provided. See attached. Bruce Dolph reported that there are a lot of projects going on with the help from Army Corp.

c. CWC report – Tim Cox reported that the steel was delivered today. The Board of Directors approved the Septic 5 program including non-for-profit, small business and government entities. The annual meeting will take place Tuesday, April 2 at 1:00.

d. Below the Reservoirs – No report

6. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report:
Savings balance – $33,088.79
Checking balance – $1,050.32
Warrants:
1. Storage fee – $50.00
2. Young/Sommer – $1,739.00
3. Watershed Affairs Admin. – $556.50
Motion to accept treasurer’s report and to pay warrant. Moved by Tom Hilson. Second by Bill Federice. Motion carried.

a. Dues Update – Dues letters mailed out 2/22
b. Budget discussion: Kelly stated that dues checks are starting to come in.

7. Other – Delaware County needs two alternates – Tom stated that he doesn’t think Mark Schneider will be able to become an alternate because of a scheduling conflict with the school board meetings.

8. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Greg Vurckio. Second by Bill Federice. Meeting adjourn at 6:57 PM.

Executive Board Meeting – Feb 18, 2019

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

Present: Mark Tuthill, Ric Coombe, William Federice, Wayland (Bud) Gladstone, Thomas Hilson and Greg Vurckio.
Others: Jeff Baker, Tim Cox, Kelly Mariotti, Bruce Dolph and Jason Merwin.

1. Call to Order: 6:15

2. December 17, 2018 Minutes Approved. Moved by Ric Coombe. Second by Bill Federice. No meeting in January.

3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures: Jeff Baker will check on the latest signatures.

4. NAS meeting – February 4th and 5th. Jeff Baker and CWT members did not attend this meeting.

5. DEP appraisals – Kingston Meeting:
Jeff and Mark attended the meeting. Mark tried to get information regarding two parcels.
One north of Delhi. It is a ½ acre, unbuildable and sold for $25,000.
The other parcel in located in Roxbury. It is 7 acres which sold for $49,000.
Why the difference in price? Mark sent them all the information regarding the parcels (lot numbers, etc.) requesting the appraisals. As of today, still no appraisals.
Mark asked the board to authorize Jeff to FOIL DEP for the appraisals on the two parcels. The Board approved.

At the meeting in January, Jen Metzger (the new Senator) was also there. She is very interested in our issues.

6. Reports
a. FAD deliverables:
i. Streamside Acquisition: Jeff attended this meeting. Moving forward with the SAP program with no regards to what we have to say.

b. Resolutions: Jeff and Mark did not get a hold of Robert Pelham yet to see what he actually wants in the resolution.

c. Flood Commission Reports – Bruce Dolph reported on the Walton site. At this time, work has stopped due to weather.

d. CWC report – Tim Cox reported that the building is continuing construction. CWC continues to meet with DEP for use of the auditorium space with wireless service for meetings. Other entities are also interested in that space. The CWC Board of Directors approved funding for a flood plain reclamation project in Walton which involves demolishing the Breakey Motors property and the reconstruction of the flood plain there. Last, CWC reached an agreement with the State regarding monitoring Conservation Easements.

e. Below the Reservoirs – No report.

7. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report –
Savings balance: $37,747.34          Checking balance: $1,249.525
Motion to except Treasurer’s report moved by Ric Coombe. 2nd by Bill Federice. Carried.

Warrants – Storage fee: $50.00      Young/Sommer: $2,477.51 WSA: $0
Motion to pay Warrant by Bud Gladstone 2nd by Tom Hilson. Carried.

a. Dues Update – Jeff Baker will work on a draft letter to send out to the Towns and Villages regarding the dues increase in the year 2020. Note: If Jeff doesn’t get it done this week, he will work for free.

b. Budget discussion – There was no discussion.

8. Other – Delaware County needs two alternates. Tom Hilson has someone in mind.

9. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Tom Hilson. Second by Bud Gladstone. Meeting adjourned at 6:47 pm.

Executive Board Meeting – Dec 17, 2018

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

Present: Mark Tuthill, Ric Coombe, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Wayland (Bud) Gladstone, Thomas Hilson, Michael McCrary, Greg Vurckio and Chris Mathews.
Others: Jeff Baker, Tim Cox, Kelly Mariotti, Bruce Dolph, Jason Merwin and Michelle Yost.

1. Call to Order: 6:15

2. November 19, 2018 Minutes Approval. In section 5d; Change the word “Lower” to “Higher”. And change “Town of Olive will get sued by ORPHS” to “sued by DEP”. Moved by Bud Gladstone. Second by Bill Federice.

3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures: Jeff Baker will check to see if Sullivan County has signed. Jeff sent in his comments on the draft regulations and DEP excepted his comments. Should be finalized soon.

4. Reports
a. National Academy of Sciences Panel: Three of the panel members met with Delaware County 12/13/2018 and 12/14/2018. The members met with CWC 12/13/2018 and that night met with Glenn Nealis from Eco. Dev., Shelly Johnson, Planning Dept., Jim Thomson, IDA and Ray Pucci, Chamber of Commerce. Went very well. 12/14/2018 they met at the County Office Building. Presentations were given by Shelly Johnson and Spencer DeVaul, Planning Department, Sue McIntyre, DPW and Graydon Dutcher, SWCD. Again, all went very well and the members were very interested in what we had to say. The members agreed that changes need to be made. Can’t do what has been done the past 20 years. They are interested in the Flood Commission. They plan on visiting Delaware County sometime in May to do actual site visits and to meet with WAC.

b. FAD deliverables:
i. Streamside Acquisition – The larger group met December 7th. This meeting didn’t go so well. Dave Warne and Jeff Baker seem to disagree. Jeff doesn’t understand his position. DOS, EPA were supportive of Jeff. Jeff will try to work it out with Dave. Mark stated that a piece of property in Delhi (1/2 acre) was bought for $25,000. This piece of land is totally undevelopable. SAP is going for $2,000 or so. Mark would like to know how the appraisals are done. Jeff will ask for the appraisals. Smaller group will be meeting in January.

c. Resolutions: Jeff and Mark did not get a hold of Robert Pelham yet to see what he actually wants in the resolution.

d. Flood Commission Reports – Kelly sent out Ulster County’s report earlier in the day. Michelle Yost provided a handout for Green County. See attached. Bruce reported that the Town of Halcott is forming a Flood Commission. Water sheet project is going very well. Michelle was questioning about a building in Tannersville which is condemned and owned by the County. The Village has offered to own these buildings but there is a Conservation Easement holding things up and who would do the monitoring on these building. CWC has offered to do the monitoring but it is still in the works.

e. CWC report – Building is continuing construction. Septic 5 contract. Funding for homes, small businesses, non for profits and municipal septic systems. This also includes modifications. CWC had a meeting last week with DEP. DEP is only paying for repairs, not replacements. Small business septic program does both. Tim told them that is what we are going to do. DEP will take this under advisement. DEP is trying to dictate the programs rules. DEP hardly gives approval on anything. CWC is sending an issue chart to the city saying these things are not acceptable. If they don’t like it, Paul Rush will have to contact Alan Rosa. CWC is asking CWT to support CWC septic issues with DEP. Motion to support CWC by Tom Hilson. Second by Ric Coombe. Motion carried.
January 3 will be CWC annual meeting.

f. Below the Reservoirs – No report.

5. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report –
Savings balance: $37,728.11 Checking balance: $1,000.25
Motion to except Treasurer’s report moved by Mike McCrary. 2nd by Bill Federice. Carried.

Warrants – Storage fee: $50.00, Young/Sommer: $0 WSA: $201.15
Motion to pay Warrant by Ric Coombe 2nd by Mike McCrary. Carried.

a. Dues Update – Jeff Baker will work on a draft letter to send out to the Towns and Villages regarding the dues increase in the year 2020.

b. Budget discussion – There was no discussion.

6. Other – Delaware County needs two alternates. Bud Gladstone has someone in mind.

7. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Ric Coombe. Second by Pete Friedel. Meeting adjourned at 7:03 pm.

Executive Board Meeting – Nov 19, 2018

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

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.

4. Resolutions
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.

5. Reports
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.