Those taking oath were: re-elected Supervisor Gary Flaherty; newly elected Councilperson David Patzwahl; re-elected Councilperson Carrie Bither; re-elected Tax Collector-Barbara Fischer; and re-elected Town Clerk-Charlotte Cowan.Supervisor Gary Flaherty read the organizational resolutions: TOWN OF CANAAN RESOLUTIONS: 2006
...Be it resolved that Nelson Furlano be and is hereby appointed as Town Accountant at an annual payment of $8,034.00 to be paid as specified in Resolution #29; and be it further resolved that Gary Flaherty be and is hereby appointed as Town Budget Officer for the Town of Canaan.
...Supervisor Gary Flaherty opened the monthly meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag at 6:45 p.m.There were five board members present: Supervisor Gary Flaherty; Councilperson Virginia Nightingale; Councilperson Carrie Bither; Councilperson David Patzwahl, and Councilperson Stephen August.
...Bills: Supervisor Gary Flaherty asked if the board would approve of making a motion each month, after each had reviewed and signed the monthly bills, to pay the said bills, stating the fund and total amount.
...Motion: Purchase Signs- Councilperson Virginia Nightingale made a motion, seconded by Supervisor Gary Flaherty to give permission to the Highway Department to purchase eight (8) signs as required for safety as notified by New York State DOT, on Flints Crossing road CSX crossing.
5-ayes, Motion Carried.Roll-call showed: Supervisor Gary Flaherty-yes; Councilperson Virginia Nightingale-yes; Councilperson Stephen August-yes; Councilperson Carrie Bither-yes; and Councilperson David Patzwahl-yes.
A discussion concerning school buses traveling over Flints Crossing road was addressed.Supervisor Gary Flaherty said he would write a letter to the New Lebanon School district sending a copy of the State letter and its recommendations.
...Supervisor Gary Flaherty said that the town would have an audit of all town accounts by a CPA and this audit would be preformed by February 29th, 2006. Motion: Town Audit-Supervisor Gary Flaherty made a motion, seconded by Councilperson Virginia Nightingale to approve town audit.
5-ayes, Motion Carried.Roll-call showed: Supervisor Gary Flaherty-yes; Councilperson Virginia Nightingale-yes; Councilperson Stephen August-yes; Councilperson Carrie Bither-yes; and Councilperson David Patzwahl-yes.Motion Carried.
...Supervisor Gary Flaherty read his list of liaison appointments for 2006:
Planning Board Councilperson Stephen AugustZoning Board of Appeals Councilperson Virginia NightingaleTown Clerk Supervisor Gary Flaherty
...Motion: Permission to bid - Supervisor Gary Flaherty made a motion, seconded by Councilperson Virginia Nightingale for the Town clerk to go out to bid, if needed, for the codification process of town laws, resolutions, and minutes.
5-ayes, Motion Carried.Roll-call showed: Supervisor Gary Flaherty-yes; Councilperson Virginia Nightingale-yes; Councilperson Stephen August-yes; Councilperson Carrie Bither-yes; and Councilperson David Patzwahl-yes. Supervisor Gary Flaherty said that the UV system has been installed.
...Special Meeting: Supervisor Flaherty said that a special board meeting will be held on January 26th, 2006; at the town hall to hold necessary interviews on applicants for open positions and address contracts to be accepted.
...Supervisor Gary Flaherty said he would get an answer.
...Executive Session: Supervisor Gary Flaherty asked to enter into executive session to discuss legal matters and that there would be no decisions made during said session.
...Supervisor Flaherty said that there were no motion or decisions made while in executive session.