The Orangetown Council worked votes on two items into Tuesday's workshop, which was the final scheduled meeting of the board in 2012. The next session is the reorganizational meeting Jan. 2, 2013.
The board voted unanimously to accept the retirement of Orangetown Police Sgt. Sean Russo effective Jan. 14, 2013.
The council also approved the extension of the Lump Sum Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement between Orangetown and the New York State Department of Transportation at the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Jim Dean. The rate for the 2012-13 agreement is $213,445.21 per lane mile, a reduction of approximately $200 from 2011-12. Dean said the cost went down because the price of salt has declined.
"There is not any negative impact to us. We know up front what the cost is going to be and what our revenue is going to be," Dean said. "I have no issue with this. We are actually going to have substantial revenue coming in from the contract we're in now. We're not spending much money to maintain state roads, unless we have two really bad weeks at the end of December."
The board ended the meeting by going into executive session to discuss ongoing negotiations with the CSEA.