LMCS Board NOTES: The regular meeting of the LMCS Board was held on Tuesday, April 17th.
by Marge Feuerstein/Manor Ink mentor
- Superintendent’s Update & Presentation:
A: 7th grade proposal for 2018-19 trip to Washington D.C. in Oct 2018
B: Senior class report on recent trip
C:Junior class proposal 2019 Senior class trip to Eastern Caribbean
D: Mr. Callagy & Mr. Evans provided a final overview of the proposed 2018-
- Action Items: The following items were all unanimously approved:
- Minutes of March 15th b) Treasurer’s report (details online at LMCS website)
c)warrants accepted d) budget status & revenue expenditures
- d) Budget of Sullivan County BOCES e) Mrs. Linda Berkowicz, Mrs. Linda Fisk and
Mr. Simmie Williams for 3 year terms on BOCES Board.
- e) Livingston Manor Free Library special election on June 26, 2018 to raise by tax
The sum of $2550 in addition to the $129,997 raised annually by the district.
- f) Budget Resolution for LMCSD: Authorized expenditure of the sum of $16,892,693
during the 2018-2019 school year and to levy the necessary tax therefore.Upon
Upon recommendation of the Superintendent, CSE,CPSE and Section 504
Recommended for those students with disabilities be approved as presented.
- g) 2018-2019 school calendar was approved.
- h) Also approved was the 2019 Senior trip and the 8th grade trip to Washington.
- i) Position approvals:A revision of substitute teacher pay;tenure appointment
approved for Christopher Hubert as Elementary Principal; part time teacher aides
and extra-curricular appointments
- j) Resignations for the purpose of retirement:
Mrs Roberta Rehwaldt from position of Director of Special services
Mrs. Susan Trotta from position of Special Ed. Teacher.
Public Hearing on Budget –Tuesday May 1st 7pm
Budget Vote 7 Board Election Tuesday May 15 10am to 8pm
Elementary Spring Concert Tues May 125th 6:30pm
Additional items coming up in the remainder of the school year
as well as itemized parts of the proposed budget can be found
on the school board website under minutes
Meeting of School Board Wednesday February 21, 2018.
by Marge Feuerstein /Manor Ink/Mentor
Superintendent’s Updates & Presentations:
A: Budget Update:
Superintendent Evans & Mr.Callagy (Business Administrator) gave
An overview of the first draft of the proposed 2018-2019 budget in a
PowerPoint presentation. Details can be found on the LMCS
website. It is estimated that there will be a deficit of $189,547 which
would be less than this year and may change with further revisions.
Revisions will be presented at the March 21 meeting. April 17 the
BOE is scheduled to adopt the proposed budget. May 1 would be a
public hearing of the proposed budget with the budget vote set for
B: School Safety:
In light of recent events discontinuation of the SRO program
(School Resource Officer) would not be prudent. Mr Evans will
work with the SRO so he will become more visible and establish a
better rapport with staff and students.
C: Policy Manual Update:
Mr Evans again reminded the board that the LMCS Board Policy
Manual needs updated. He requested that a committee of board
Members work with the District Clerk to review and update the
D: SEI Planning Meeting:
The Superintendent, along with Mr. Callagy, Hoag and Robert met
with some of the SEI design team and toured the facility to review what had been completed, and review priority levels of the remaining
items.They are working on a $100,000 capital project
using money allocated in this year’s budget.
E: Consent Agenda:
The Board accepted the resignation of Sandra Johnson from the
Position of Middle/High School Principal effective June 30,2018.
Mr. Evans took the opportunity to publicly thank Mrs. Johnson for
her service to the staff, students and the LMCS district.
approving a number of extra-curricular appointments and two
substitute appointments, the board adjourned at 8:02 to move
into Executive Session.
Meeting of School Board Thursday, March 15, 2018
School Calendar Adjustments: Excessive use of emergency school
closings due to snow, required changes in the calendar.
Superintendents Update and Presentations:
- Presentation SHC:
Jared Yando from School House Construction gave a PowerPoint
presentation showing all the work done through last year’s capital
Improvement project. The work included some things not originally outlined
but corrected as they presented themselves in during the course of the work.
- Athletic Director’s report:
Mr. Evans gave the report and was happy to say that the boys
basketball made it to the first round of the tournament but lost in a
heartbreaker to Bridgehampton 50-48.
- Budget Update:
Mr. Callagy presented the proposed budget with very little changed from last month’s
presentation. A probable deficit of $124,773 is in
line with last year’s but foundation aid and the finalized New York State budget may lower that amount. The hearing
on the budget is set for May 1st and the vote on May 15th.
- Approved by Unanimous Consent:
Upon the recommendation of the
Superintendent, Mrs. Linda Fisk was appointed as the Board Representative
to the Sullivan County Board of Cooperative Education
Services for a 3 years term.
The board adjourned at 8:15 to enter into Executive Session.
Town Board Meeting of February 1, 2018
- Comprehensive Master Plan meeting started up again and timeline handed out.
- Renaissance Grant copy received – Helen Budrock will review
Town Board Briefs by Marge Feuerstein/ Manor Ink Mentor
- Motion passed to appoint J.R. DeVantier to the seat on the Town Board created by the death of his father.
- Local law #1 Cold War Vets Tax exemption to be continued passed with a unanimous vote.
- Public hearing for Local law #2 Hotels & Motels public hearing will be set for March
- Authorization was requested for the purchase of three needed pieces of equipment:
- New Freightline cab & chassis: est. cost $117,000
- Plowing equipment and combination dump body & sander est. cost $114,000
- Dodge 5500: estimated cost $107,000
These items had all previously been approved
Meeting of February 15, 2018
- Letter received about possibility of changing street lights to LED.Probable high cost but possible large savings annually in electric consumption
- Resolution was passed to accept NYMIR Insurance with the addition of Cyber-Insurance with a cost of $627 per year
- Public hearing to review proposed Hotel & Motel law set for March 1 at 7:05
- New York law now requires that waste water be chlorinated or disinfected
- Board voted to set the Town Cleanup for the first weekend in June
- Glenn Gabbard (Code enforcement) informed the Board that the Tessler
Electric car company is interested in establishing a charging station midway
between NYC and Buffalo and they are looking at Town of Rockland.
Meeting of March 1, 2018
- Public hearing on Local Law #2 Hotel/Motel Extended Stay
There was some discussion as to how the law might affect future
development of vacation homes that might be rented for a week or a month
At a time for instance. Local law #2 does not cover this type of situation and
This matter will have to be reviewed by the Town as a separate matter.
- Haas Engineering has merged with Delta Engineering. This will not affect the
design for Riverwalk.
- Mowing cost $7000 last year. The Town will now have to consider adding the cemetery on
Orchard St.. Will have to meet with executives of NYS to examine policy on
- Building Repair List: List of small repair jobs needed around Town Hall.
Supervisor Eggleton suggested there was no need to put work out for bids.
Local contractors will be contacted.
- Tax Payments Received: Since January, $3,501,000 has been received.
- Resolution to Amend Proposed Local Law # 2 and set a Public Hearing:
A Public hearing was set for March 15, 2018 at 7:05 pm to discuss
Amending Local law # 2 . This revolves around the checking of records,
access and the right of entry. Wording may be changed to “request”
A Brief of the Town Board Meeting of March 15th will be found on the
Manor Ink website!
Brief of Town Board meeting of Thursday, March 15, 2018
- Public Hearing: The hearing was opened at 7:05 to amend the wording of Proposed Local law # 2. Wording of the amended law was read by Supervisor Eggleton. Since there was no public comment the hearing was closed.
- Old Business:
2018 Mowing Bid: The bid was reviewed with an in depth
Reviewed were the Orchard St. Cemetery and other public areas still in use, .
maintenance of those no longer open, as well as pre-spring cleanup
of brush and debris. Breakdown of bids needs revision including
start and end dates (to be completed by early April).
lMSTP Update: On filtration of chemicals, Supervisor Eggleton contacted
Aileen Gunther who is in touch with DEC.
Sullivan Renaissance Grant: A $5000 grant specifically for Roscoe
has been awarded to come up with garden designs with more
perennials and shrubs, and fewer annuals. A gathering will take place
On April 20th at the Roscoe Diner parking lot to look at the gardens and
start formulating plans.
Town Hall Building repairs:
The work will be done by Gary Carlson, a local contractor.
Upgrade of State Owned Highway lighting:
Letter from NYSDOT stated that the State is willing to repair as
needed, and upgrade (to LED) the State owned highway lighting
within the Town of Rockland, providing the Town is agreeable to
paying the energy costs for a period of ten years. The Town would
need to pass a resolution and enter an agreement with the State.
Resolution: To amend Proposed Local Law #2. The question of
the adoption of the resolution was unanimously
adopted. The exact wording of the revised law which affects
access to the records of hotel/motels by code enforcement officers
can be seen on the Town Board website.
Board approved retaining McLaughlin Properties for asbestos
testing and inspections.
LM Fire Dept letter was drafted to discuss shared services involving
Sullivan County Fireman’s Parade to be held in Roscoe on September 15.
School Board Meeting Wednesday December 20th
Marge Feuerstein / Manor Ink
The full School Board was in attendance to have pictures taken for the upcoming LMCS Year Book. After the photo shoot, Mr Madison called the meeting to order. After the pledge of allegiance, the Board moved directly to the Superintendent’s Updates.
*Mr. Evans reported that 12 proposals were received in response to the RPF for the proposed capital improvements. 10 of the firms actually came to the school and did a walk through. One company really impressed the committee with the level of their preparedness and knowledge about the school. They have been invited to meet with the entire Board on Jan 17th.
*Mr. Evans noted that a new dugout for the ball field was being constructed in the shop and should be ready for the spring season.
*He then reported that our combined football team of LMCS, Roscoe and Downsville along with other districts including Fallsburg, Eldred and Tri Valley would become part of a 7 team football league fielding 8 rather than 11 players.
*The next meeting of the steering committee of LMCS, Roscoe and Downsville will be held on Jan. 16th.
*The state’s new calendar for the school year 2018-2019 proposes a 180 day school year with 900 hours on the elementary level and 990 for the high school. Mr Evans pointed out that the district already exceeds those hour requirements.
*Since there were no public comments, Mr Madison then called for an approval of the minutes of the last meeting, the treasurers report, the budget and revenue reports, warrants and acceptance of the tax levies. All were unanimously accepted.
*After a review of upcoming events the Board moved to adjourn and went into Executive Session.