It took 2 hours to cover the agenda this evening. Unfortunately I am late in posting this because the following morning, at 5 AM, we left for a family visit to California for few days. Well, here it is, better late than never, I hope.
The meeting itself started with the customary Pledge and then the Board went into Executive Session. The video starts when the board members returned to an open meeting.
They said it would be sold on the court house steps. They were not exaggerating. Just not the front steps, the back ones. I had to see it with my own eyes. If you want to see what a foreclosure auction of a community center and library building looks like, take a look:
The story can now go on. And on. And on. You can follow the progress (or lack thereof) on the Town Board Meetings.
It’s about the library again. George Whelan, president of the Bank of Millbrook, was one of those who came and spoke before the Board.
From the Poughkeepsie Journal website, undated:
SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF DUTCHESS ———————————————- ———————————————- ———— BANK OF MILLBROOK, as successor by merger to The Stissing National Bank of Pine Plains, Plaintiff, againstNOTICE OF SALE Index No.: 2012/2370 FOUNDATION FOR THE PINE PLAINS COMMU- NITY CENTER AND LIBRARY, INC.; PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK; PINE PLAINS LIBRARY; HEART OF PINE PLAINS COMMUNITY CENTER (“THE HOPP“) AND THE ODDFELLOWS, Defendants. ———————————————- ———————————————- ———— In pursuance of a Judgment of Foreclo- sure and Sale, entered in the above-entitled action and bearing date the 19th day of Novem- ber, 2012, I, the under- signed, the Referee in said Judgment named, will sell at public auc- tion in the rear vesti- bule of the Dutchess County Court House, in the City of Poughkeep- sie, Dutchess County, New York, on the 9th day of January, 2013, at 9:30 o’clock in the fore- noon of that day the premises directed by said Judgment to be sold, and fully de- scribed as follows: ALL that piece, parcel or lot of land situate in the Town of Pine Plains, County of Dutchess and State of New York, bounded and described as follows, viz: BEGINNING at a stake in the Northwest corner of the lot designated as No. 22 and being also the Southwest corner of this parcel and running thence, N. 2E 30′ E. along the line of Lot No. 9 for one hundred feet to a stake in the South- west corner of Lot No. 25; thence with the line of that lot S. 87E 30′ E. two hundred and fifty feet to a point in Main Street on the East line of Great Lot No. 47 of the Little Nine-partners Patent; thence with said patent line S. 2E 30′ W. for one hundred feet to the Northeast corner of Lot No. 22; thence with the line of that Lot N. 87E 30′ W. two hun- dred and fifty feet to the place of beginning. Containing 57/100 of an acre of land more or less and being Lots numbered respectively 23 and 24 on Map of lands of George Clark sold in foreclosure by C.A. Fowler and filed in the Duchess County Clerk’s office and being the same premises con- veyed to the said party of the first part, Freder- ick L. Conklin by deed of Augusta Rowe bear- ing date April 1st, 1929 and recorded in the Dutchess County Clerk’s Office April 18th, 1929 in Liber 495 of Deeds at page 199, and to which deed ref- erence is hereby made for a more particular description of said premises. Also known as: 7775 South Main Street, Pine Plains, New York Approximate amount of judgment lien $1,538,555.99, plus in- terest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. /s/ Lee David Klein LEE DAVID KLEIN, Referee CORBALLY, GARTLAND AND RAPPLEYEA, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 35 Market Street Poughkeepsie, New York 12601 9953
The formatting has been carried over from the Journals website. I chose to leave it unchanged and in order for it to be searchable, I did not make a graphic image but rather left it as text.
This meeting, which lasted for over 2 hours, is presented unedited and was filmed with only one camera from a fixed position. It may be boring for some, but it is as objective a depiction of a public meeting as I could make it. It is the first in a pilot effort to make the town’s public meetings available to the community free and at any time on a website.
The Board meetings usually open with the pledge of allegiance, but this night the Board started in executive (closed) session. Additional information can be found at: http://pineplains-ny.gov.