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1) That for the year 2019 the Town Board sets 50 cents per mile reimbursement as mileage allowance for personal vehicles used by Town Officers while performing official duties other than attendance at Town Board Meetings or Town Court Proceedings.
2) To authorize that Community Bank, N.A., Interlaken Branch, be designated the official bank of the Town of Covert and Town Justice Schmidt and the Supervisor be authorized to invest town monies consistent with the requirements of New York State and with appropriate consideration given to elements of safety, liquidity and yield.
3) To authorize Highway Superintendent MacCheyne to spend up to $500.00 per purchase to acquire equipment, tools, and implements and $1,000.00 for repairs during 2019 without prior approval of the Town Board.
4) To designate the Interlaken Review as the official newspaper of the Town of Covert for the year 2019.
5) To appoint Christopher Bulmahn as Dog Control Officer at the budgeted Salary and 50 cents per mile to Beverly Animal Shelter for the year 2019. A $10.00 per day fee for each dog will be charged to the owner upon redemption of impounded dog from Beverly Animal Shelter plus a $15.00 a day pick up fee.
6) To appoint John Poludniak as Code Enforcement Officer at the budgeted Salary and 50 cents per mile for the year 2019
7) To appoint John Hunt as cleaner to the Town of Covert Municipal Building, at the wage of $11.10 per hour for the year 2019
8) To appoint Ralph E. Jones as cleaner at the Town of Covert Highway Department, at the wage of $11.10 per hour for the year 2019.
9) To allow Supervisor Reynolds to file his 2018 annual report with the Town Clerk by the same date and in the same matter as Annual Report is required to be filed with the State Comptroller. Such authorization is allowed by Town Law Section 29(10a).
10) To appoint Mr. Raymond Zajac Sr., Grease Lightning, to mow the lawns at the Municipal Building, Town Hall and Covert Cemetery for an amount not to exceed $2,122.00 for the year 2019-2020.
11) That the salaries of all elected and appointed officers shall be the amount indicated by the currently effective resolution or the amount budgeted in the 2019 budget. The Highway Superintendent shall set wages of hourly highway employees with concurrence by the Town Board, within the limits of the Highway Budget. Payment of salaries and wages shall be at times and dates that are legally permissible and mutually acceptable to the Supervisor and the recipients.
12) Review the Personnel Policy and Procedures Handbook.


Highway Superintendent MacCheyne appoints Glenn Boyes as Deputy Highway Superintendent for 2019.

Town Clerk appoints Brian Quan as Deputy Town Clerk, Registrar of Vital Statistics, and Tax Collector. Wage shall be $14.00 per hour.

Town Justice Eileen Schmidt appoints Jeanne Rykbost as Clerk to the Town Justice. Salary shall be as budgeted for the year 2019.

Supervisor Reynolds makes the following appointments for 2019:

Bookkeeper and Secretary to the Supervisor -- Diane Bassette Nelson

Budget Officer -- Michael Reynolds

Deputy Supervisor -- Deborah Nottke

Town Assessment Committee – Michael Reynolds and Brayton Foster

Historian for the Town – John Hunt

Highway Committee -- Bill Bishop, Chairman and Brayton Foster

Courts, Ordinances & Law Enforcement –Brayton Foster, Chairman and Bill Bishop

Utilities & Insurance – Bill Bishop, Chairman and Deborah Nottke

Personnel – Jeffrey Vann, Chairman and Deborah Nottke

Buildings and Grounds--Bill Bishop, Chairman and Jeffrey Vann

Fire and Ambulance –Deborah Nottke, Chairwoman, Jeffrey Vann and Michael G. Reynolds

Planning and Land Management Ordinance- Jeffery Vann, Chairman and Brayton Foster

Any appointments which may have been overlooked shall continue to be filled by the incumbent subject to review by the appropriate appointing authority.


1. Call To Order & Pledge of Allegiance.
2. Moment of Silence - John Swanson
3. Oath of Office- Town Clerk Adams-Compton
4. Approval of Dec. 10th, 2018 regular meeting minutes and Dec. 20th year-end meeting minutes.
5. Highway Superintendent: Jeffrey MacCheyne
    a. Monthly Report
6. Town Clerk: Leslie Adams-Compton
    a. Monthly Report / Tax Report
7. Committees:
    a. Councilman Bishop
    b. Councilman Foster
    c. Councilman Vann
    d. Councilwoman Nottke
8. Supervisor: Michael Reynolds
    a. Audit of Town books, Jan. 21, 9:00 a.m.
    b. RFP - Contractors' bids
9. Attorney for Town: Patrick Morrell
10. Resolutions:
    a. Approve Beverly Animal Shelter Agreement for 2019
    b. Approve Contractor Bid for Flood Repairs
    c. Approve Supervisor Income & Expenditure Report
    d. Approve the Highway Report
    e. Approve the Town Clerk's Report
    f. Approve the Code Enforcement Officer's Report
    g. Approve the Dog Control Officer's Report
11. Petitioners to the Board
12. Approval of Bills.

ALL Exemption Applications Due March 1, 2019

The Assessment Office will be open for extended hours on:
February 28 (Thursday) – 10:00am to 12:30pm
March 1 (Friday) – 10:00am to 12:30pm

If you have any questions or need to make special arrangements, please contact the Assessment Office @ 607-274-5511


TAKE NOTICE that I, Leslie A. Adams-Compton, the undersigned collector of the Town of Covert, County of Seneca, and the State of New York, have duly received the Tax Roll and Warrant for collection of taxes within the Town of Covert for the Year 2019, and I will collect taxes at 8469 South Main Street, Interlaken, New York, Tuesday 9:00a.m.-5:00 p.m., Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00a.m.-5:00 p.m., for the purpose of receiving 2019 taxes listed on the said roll.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that taxes may be paid on or before January 31, 2019 without charge of interest. On all taxes received after such date, there shall be an added interest of 1% if paid on or before February 28, 2019 and 2% if paid on or before Apri1 1, 2019.
TAKE FURTHER NOTICE, that pursuant to the provisions of the law, the Tax Roll of the Town of Covert will be returned to the Seneca County Treasurer on the 2nd day of April, 2019.
Leslie A. Adams-Compton, Tax Collector
Town of Covert Dated: December 28, 2018

Notice is hereby given that the Town of Covert,
New York will accept proposals for:

Engineering Services

Engineering Services for the purpose of restoring improved facilities in the Town of Covert that were damaged by flooding that occurred in August 2018. Damaged facilities include but are not limited to culverts, bridges, roads and drainage systems.

A link to the request for proposal can be obtained electronically below. Paper copies can also be obtained from the Covert Town Clerk during posted office hours. There is no fee for these documents.

E-mailed Proposals will be accepted on or before 12 Noon (local time)
on: January 11, 2019

Covert Engineering ServicesRequired Contract Clauses

Apply for Residential Assistance Program
due to Flood & Storm Damage (8/13-8/15/18)

Applications from homeowners for the residential assistance program will be accepted starting Monday, November 5. The deadline for applications is Monday, February 4, 2019. Applications will be available from local not-for-profit housing organizations, who are administering the program. Homeowners seeking an application should contact:
Bishop Sheen (Tioga and Seneca Counties)
dbassage@rochester.rr.com, https://sheenhousing.org
Arbor Housing and Development
(Schuyler, Chemung, Broome, Delaware, Chenango Counties)
607/654-7487 x 2049
Info@arbordevelopment.org, www.arbordevelopment.org


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Highway Superintendent MacCheyne appoints Glenn Boyes as Deputy Highway Superintendent for 2018.

Town Board appoints Leslie Adams-Compton as Town Clerk, Registrar of Vital Statistics and Tax Collector beginning July 1, 2018.

Town Justice Eileen Schmidt appoints Mary Gregg as Clerk to the Town Justice. Salary shall be as budgeted for the year 2018.

Town Clerk Leslie Adams-Compton appoints Brian Quan as Deputy Town Clerk, Registrar of Vital Statistics and Tax Collector beginning August 22, 2018.

Town Clerk

Phone: 607-532-8358
Fax: 607-532-4203


8469 South Main St.
Interlaken, NY

Mailing address:
Town of Covert Town Clerk 
PO Box 265
Interlaken, NY 14847-0265

Town of Covert Court

Justice E.M. Schmidt

Court In Session 1st & 3rd  
Mondays @ 10:00 am

Municipal Building

Recycling Information

New guidelines for November 2010:

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Town of Covert Census

1940 Index for Town of Covertand Village of Interlaken: Click Here

Assessment Roll Info

Available on the Seneca County 
Tax Data site: Click Here

TOC Bicentennial 2017