Town Board Meeting March 3, 2021

TOWN OF BROWNVILLE                                      TOWN OFFICE, LIMERICK, N.Y.

TOWN BOARD                                                         MAR. 3, 2021, 5:00 PM


PRESENT:    Roll call of Board Members:

Supv. Richard D. Lane, Councilmen Ron Tepfenhart, Richard Dodge,

Albert Roberts, Jeff Timerman, Supt. Roy Gilchrist and Clerk June


Boy Scout Mike Shanahan with his father was present working for a badge.


ABSENT:      No One


MINUTES:   Motion from Councilman Dodge to accept the Feb. minutes as

received and Councilman Timerman seconded the motion.  Agreed.



STATEMENT:  Received copy of Jan. and Feb. 2021 financial reports.  Councilman

Roberts motioned acceptance of the reports and Councilman Tepfenhart

seconded the motion.




BIDS:              None



Incoming:  1. Received request from General Brown Lock-in Committee

for a donation for prizes or food for the Senior and Junior

classes lock-in prom night.  Councilman Dodge motioned

for a $200.00 donation for the event and Councilman

Roberts seconded the motion.  All agreed.

  1. Received request for consideration to decrease the speed

limit on Allen Road from 45 mph to 25 mph on the west end

of the road where several homes are located.  Motion was

made by Councilman Tepfenhart and seconded by

Councilman Dodge to submit this resolution to Jefferson

County Highway for consideration.

Outgoing:  1. None



  1. Planning Board Minutes
  2. Ron’s monthly land use reports
  3.         Copy of transfer site tonnage of refuse and recyclables
  4. Monthly dog report



  1. Received update on Water District #2 from BCA


  1. Marcus Foulger, CR 59 WD#2 is not willing to sign an easement to

install a waterline on his property because of a large diameter

willow tree on his property, located outside the County ROW but

with roots in the ROW.  He is concerned that any excavation would

require removal of some of those roots and cause his willow tree to

die.  With motion from Councilman Tepfenhart the Board will offer

Mr. Foulger a replacement tree in the event the water project

caused his existing willow tree to die. The replacement tree would

be limited to a 2” caliper tree of a similar species and potential

stature.  The term of the agreement should be a maximum of 3

years after the work in the immediate area is completed.

  1.   Progressive Energy (Engie) has offered a three year contract for

electric services at $.05400.  Councilman Timerman motioned to

accept the offer and Councilman Tepfenhart seconded the motion.


  1.   WD#2 rules and regulations will be completed and available for the

April 7th meeting.



  1. A Public Employer Health Emergency Plan For Town Of

Brownville has been compiled.  The Board for smooth operation of

this plan will consist of Town Supervisor, Councilmen Tepfenhart,

Dodge, Roberts and Timerman, Town Clerk, and Highway





HIGHWAY SUPT.  Supt. Gilchlrist ongoing winter plowing, working on cold storage

building, replacing signs on Stone Road and patching roads.  Two

new lawn mowers for Cemetery use have been delivered.


CLERK:                   Clerk report for February given.  Councilman Roberts motioned to

                                 accept reports and Councilman Tepfenhart seconded the motion. 




COUNCILMEN:      Nothing


TOWN SUPERVISOR: 1. Riverside Solar has plans for a solar project within the Town

of Lyme and the Town of Brownville.  More information to

be received.


FLOOR:                     Boy Scout Mike Shanahan was attending meeting to qualify for his

scout badge.