Meeting: The Starkey town board met for approximately one and one quarter hours Thursday, Feb. 5. The meeting was followed by an executive session to discuss personnel matters. Attendance: Councilman Tim Gibson was absent. Two members of the public were in the audience. Action: The board accepted a bid of $1,001 for a piece of property at Castle Point from Joy and Mark Schank. The only other bid was submitted by Dublin, Ohio resident David Bano who bid $185.
• The dog control agreement with Yates County was approved. Discussion without action: The board began discussion of bookkeeper Helene Ribble’s responsibilities.
• The board discussed snow removal at the town hall property. Supervisor Richard Burcaw asked who is responsible for removing snow on the street in front of the building. Highway superintendent Louis Seeley said he plows when he has time and he thinks the town needs a regular plan for snow removal. Currently town hall employees have been shoveling snow on the sidewalk in front of the building.
• Burcaw told the group that a time study may be needed by the state comptroller for one quarter.
• Town clerk Sue Crans said three positions will be up for election in November; councilmen Tim Gibson and Bill Holgate and Seeley. She said approximately three quarters of town taxes have been paid to date, slightly lower than last year at the same time.
• The board discussed possible changes in fees for building permits.
• Review of the town justice’s year end books will be done in March. Bids/purchases over $1,000: None. Appointments/resignations: None. Upcoming meetings: The next regular board meeting is March 5 at 7 p.m. in the town hall on Seneca Street in Dundee.