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.

Executive Board Meeting – Dec 16, 2019

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

Present: Ric Coombe, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Wayland Gladstone, Michael McCrary, Mark Tuthill, Greg Vurckio, Scott Grey and Thomas “Almighty” Hilson.

Others: Jason Merwin, Bruce Dolph, Tim Cox, Michelle Yost, Jeff Baker, Nick Carbone and Kelly Mariotti.

1. Call to Order: The meeting was called to order at 6:18

2. September 16, 2019 Minutes Approval: Moved to approve the minutes by Ric Coombe. Second by Tom “Almighty” Hilson. Motion carried.

3. Reports
a. FAD deliverables:

b. Jeff Baker discussed the NYCFFBO CE #2 language. There is still a disagreement on language between the DEC and Delaware County. The DEC wanted “water quality” as the purpose for the conservation easement and Delaware County would like equal footing for the purpose of “community sustainability” which would allow us to put utilities, bridge abutments, flood plain restorations, etc. DEP/DEC said if using City money, there has to be an easement on the property. At this time the State agrees with us. The City does not. One solution is to get rid of the easement and go to a deed restriction. Nick commented on the fact that Shelly has written several letters reiterating the Counties position and the need to ensure that the hamlets and villages economic sustainability be protected at all cost and if this wasn’t possible that maybe the easements are not the proper approach.

c. Streamside Acquisition: No report

d. Flood Commission: Bruce Dolph commented that things are slowing down for the Walton Commission, Water Street and South Street projects are complete. Mark discussed that the Steele Brook project was necessary because a portion of the old reservoir dam was removed and this created erosion problems downstream. Nick commented that the failed bank was huge and contributing tons of soil into the stream. ACOE visited the site this fall to assess the priority level.

e. CWC report: Tim Cox reported that they plan on moving to their new site sometime in March. Jason reported that all programs are open.

f. Below the Reservoirs: Ric Coombe reported that the sheep are done for the winter. Eight more sheep have been purchased for next year.

4. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report: Moved to approve the Treasurer’s report and payment of the warrant by Bill Federice. Second by Mike McCrary. Motion carried.

5. Other:
* Mark was interviewed by a magazine in Virginia regarding the new Watershed Regs that just got adopted. A new comprehensive set of them have not been printed yet.

* A letter was submitted by Michelle Yost to Paul Lenz requiring why a parcel located on the Schoharie Creek did not get processed in the SAP. Tim pointed out that only letters from the Towns will be considered by the City. Tim reported the Board approved the demolition of the Mt. Tremper bridge in Shandaken.

* Jeff reported that at the end of the year he will be leaving Young & Sommer. He is starting his partial retirement. He will be working mostly from home. He would still like to represent the CWT board. Motion for a resolution to replace Young & Sommer with Jeff Baker. Peter motioned for the resolution. Second by Bud. Motion carried.

6. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 PM by Greg Vurckio. Second by Mike McCrary. Motion carried.

Executive Board Meeting – Sept 16, 2019

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

Present: Ric Coombe, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Wayland Gladstone, Thomas Hilson, Michael McCrary, Mark Tuthill, Greg Vurckio, Pat Davis, Shayne Moshier and Larry Reilly.

Others: Bruce Dolph, Tim Cox, Jason Merwin, Jeff Baker, Michelle Yost, Nick Carbone and Kelly Mariotti

1. Call to order: The meeting was called to order at 6:14 pm

2. August 19, 2019 Minutes Approval: Moved to approve the minutes by Ric Coombe. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

3. Introductions of new members:

4. Election of Officers:
a. Chairman: Bud Gladstone nominated Mark Tuthill for Chairman. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

b. Vice Chairman: Bub Gladstone nominated Ric Coombe for Vice Chairman. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

c. Treasurer: Ric Coombe nominated Bub Gladstone for Treasurer. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

5. Reports:
a. Fad deliverables: No report

b. Flood Commission Reports:
1. Delaware County – Nick reported that he attended the Walton Flood Commission meeting and later spoke with Walter Geidel – Highway Superintendent. He learned that the Towns have to frontload monies for their projects. Bruce reported that the Town of Walton is financially stable at this time. Tim Cox stated that there is no need for the Town or Village to upfront the monies. The CWC can write two party checks under the Flood Grant program. Nick stated that he was referring to FEMA funding. Bruce went on and reported that the South Street project is moving along nicely. Nick stated that Graydon has excellent drone footage of South Street. It really puts the project in perspective. The Water Street project is completed. In the spring the Town of Walton will be looking for funding for the boat launch. The boat launch will be similar to the one in Delhi. The boat launch in Delhi and the one outside of Walton have been busy. Helps with tourism.
2. Greene County – Michelle Yost reported that there are two buildings in the Town of Tannersville in contract for flood buyout. In Hunter, the Village approved a $10,000 feasibility study to relocate highway garage, working with the Town of Hunter on sharing space at the town garage site. Scope of services is being developed for conceptual design work to stabilize bank to prevent road from slumping on Sawkill Creek. Also, in the Town of Hunter a working group was formed to work on relocating the Fire Department. Please see attached for more detailed information.
3. Ulster County. Please see attachment.

c. CWC Report – Tim Cox reported building is on track. Expected move in date is March 2020. Property owners were having issues finding someone to look at their buildings for assessments. CWC has hired Chaism to do property assessments if needed. The MOA septic program is open.

d. Below the Reservoirs – No report.

6. Warrants:
a. Moved to approve the warrant by Ric Coombe. Second by Pat Davis. Motion carried.
b. Moved to accept the Treasurer’s report by Bill Federice. Second by Ric Coombe. Motion carried.

7. Other:
1. Bud asked about the NAS. Bruce stated that they are doing the internal writing now. Not sure when their next visit is going to be. Delaware County is working on a white paper to send to them.
2. Nick reported that we were able to get our allotment back to 34 million per month for the Village of Delhi.
3. Ric asked for an update on the power, FERC plan around the reservoirs. In Neversink, they abandoned it. In Cannonsville they are slowly moving forward.

8. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 pm by Ric Coombe. Second by Bud Gladstone. Motion carried.

Executive Board Meeting – Aug 19, 2019 and Election Results

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

Present: Anthony Coiro, Ric Coombe, William Federice, Peter Friedel, Wayland Gladstone, Thomas Hilson, Michael McCrary, Mark Tuthill and Greg Vurckio.
Others: Tim Cox, Jeff Baker, Nick Carbone, Aaron Bennett and Kelly Mariotti.

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

2. June 17, 2019 Minutes Approval (no quorum in July):
Mike had some questions:
1st. What did the NAS report say regarding easements? Mark responded that is something that NAS will pursue.
2nd. What about the septic system program with CWC? Tim Cox reported that the contract is now in place and the program has resumed. They have worked through some of the backlog as well.
Moved by Mike McCrary. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.

3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures: Jeff Baker believes that they have all the signatures.

4. DEP appraisals: The appraisal process is extremely bias Mark stated. They are messing with the market values. We need to keep on top of this.

5. Election results: Jeff reported on the results. Please see attachment: click HERE to view.
In September, there will be election of the officers.

6. Reports
a. FAD deliverables: Jeff and Michelle Yost had a meeting with The Catskill Center on the SAP program. Their contract is going forward. They talked about how the CWT could help them. Michelle was going to give them more information on the trails in Greene County. Towns have been interested in requiring the trails. Should the focus of the program be in line the major stems? The City is saying equal priority/acquisitions. We are saying that isn’t fair. This discussion will continue.

Nick Carbone reported on the DRBC issue in the Village of Delhi. DRBC alteration to Delhi’s ground water withdraw. They are proposing reducing from 34 million per 30 days to 20 million gallons per 30 days. 42% reduction. This could impact the Village with growth. We need it for the college and other businesses that have plans to expand. A paper was written up on behalf of the Village of Delhi that was presented to the DRBC public hearing meeting on August 14th which Nick presented. After the meeting, members talked to Nick about getting this rectified. DRBC asked for more information on the water usage for their business meeting on September 11, 2019.

b. Flood Commission Reports: Please see attached from Ulster County. [Not available here as of Sept 17,2019. -cfs]

c. CWC report: CWC is not happy with DRBC as well. The CWC is spending anywhere from $15,000 to $25,000 on permitting fees for waste water projects. After the sewer project, this has to be built in the community budget. DEP is funding it, reviewing it and giving their comments on these projects in the Delaware River Basin which ends up costing 10 of thousands of dollars.
Tim reported that they will have the keys to the new building by December. The plan is to move in by March.

d. Below the Reservoirs: No report.

7. Warrants(s): Motion to pay the warrant by Tony Coiro. Second by Peter Friedel. Motion carried.
Treasurer’s report: Motion to except treasurer’s report by Ric Coombe. Second by Tom Hilson. Motion carried.

8. Other

9. Adjourn: Ric Coombe motion for the meeting to adjourn. Tony Coiro second. Motion carried. Meeting adjourn at 7:07 PM.

Executive Board Meeting – June 17, 2019

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

Present: William Federice, Peter Friedel, Michael McCrary, Mark Tuthill, Greg Vurckio and David Kukle.
Others: Bruce Dolph, Tim Cox, Jeff Baker, Jason Merwin, Michelle Yost and Kelly Mariotti.

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

2. March 18, 2019 Minutes Approval (no meeting in April and May): Motioned by Don Murray. Second by Mike McCrary. All in favor.

3. Update on 3rd Supplemental Side Agreement Signatures: Jeff Baker believes that they have all the signatures. He will double check with Hilary.

4. NAS meeting May 13-14: Bruce Dolph attended both days. Over all it went very well. The group brought up Land Swapping. This is in the right direction, but it will be difficult because of the easements. If the NAS says that the State and the City should explore avenues to allow the swaps to happen and if there is a consensus, we could push for this in the next permit. The State has to agree to take the easement off and everybody that is part of the MOA would have to agree to it as well. Would need an amendment to the MOA. We have to wait and see what the NAS report says. NAS was talking about more visits to Delaware County.

Peter Friedel stated that there is no money for relocation for the Boiceville Firehouse. Tim Cox stated that Peter is talking about Flood Buy Outs. With the Flood Buy Outs, the easements have to stay. CWC approved funds to buy the relocation property, but the problem is that the town doesn’t want the property to go through the Flood Buy Out. Aaron Bennett is putting in an application for the cost of building the Firehouse. CWC has funds for the onsite septic.

5. DEP appraisals: Land Acquisition in Delhi; which they don’t solicit because we are over the 100%. But the city did turn down buying a whole parcel which was 240 acres which was developable land. It was split by county route 2. They bought the steep slope of the parcel but not the developable side.

6. Elections: Jeff Baker mailed out the election notice last month. Some of the ballets have come in. We need more nominees to come in. Deadline is Friday, June 21.

7. Reports
a. FAD deliverables: Jeff Baker didn’t have anything to report.
i. Streamside Acquisition – Jeff reported that the Flood Buy Out is very close to finalizing the language on the conservation easement that the properties are prone to subdivision. Waiting on Shelly Johnson (Del. Co. Planning) for her comments and if she is comfortable with the language. Village of Tannersville is looking to relocate their garage, Michelle Yost reported. There is an adjacent lot which is about the size of the CWC conference room that the city does not want buy. It’s not in the floodplain. Jeff’s suggestion is to combine the lots. Michelle also reported that the city has been buying parcels in Schoharie County.

b. Flood Commission Reports:
Bruce Dolph reported for Delaware County. 1. Breakey Motors – More text pits need to be done. Demolition is set to be done after fair. 2. Water Sheet – The project is moving along. Revisiting the plans for the boat launch on Water Street which the public will be invited to review. 3. Walton school on Townsend street received a grant from CWC to do a study on two of the school wings that flood. 4. Roxbury – They are in the process of picking a consultant. 5. Andes is doing data collection around the school property. 6. Stamford – selecting a consultant.
Michelle Yost reported on Greene County. 1. Village of Hunter bridge enlargement. 2. There is a property located at the bottom of Hunter Mtn. which is an erosion hazard that is in the Flood Buy-Out. Below that there are 3 parcels that the Village would like to consider for a Buy-Out. 3. Jewett is going through a Local Flood Analysis. 4. Lexington completed a sustainable communities grant that CWC funded.

c. CWC report: Tim Cox reported that the regular monthly meeting of the CWC Board of Directors will be held Tuesday, July 2 at 1 pm at the Stamford Town Office in Hobart. The new CWC building should be done by the end of the year.
Tim also reported that there is a back log of about 430 septic systems (which there is funding) but there is no funding for 2019. The last time CWC received funding was back in 2017 which CWC was able to stretch out to 2019. Since there is no contract yet with DEP there will be a gap in septic systems funds. CWC approved the contract and it is now in the hands of DEP. DOH is doing nothing regarding the gap in funding. It’s in the FAD that DOH is required to ensure that funding continues for the septic programs. DOH says that they are not aware of the situation. Jeff will develop a resolution urging NYC to enter into the contract and urging DOH to assure that the city complies with the FAD. Motion for Jeff to develop the resolution on behalf of CWT; moved by Mike McCrary. Second by Peter Friedel. All in favor.

d. Below the Reservoirs: No update

8. Warrants(s) and Treasurer’s Report: Motion to pay the warrant by Mike McCrary. Second by Pete Friedel. All in favor. Motion to except the Treasurer’s report by Don Murray. Second by Peter Friedel. All in favor.

9. Other: Nothing to report.

10. Adjourn: Motion to adjourn by Don Murray. Second by Peter Friedel. All in favor. Adjourn at 7:10 pm

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.