6pm, Masonic Hall, Centre Road, Town of Clinton

OCTOBER 15, 2018

Minutes from October 2018 Town of Clinton Democratic Party Monthly Meeting

Mike Whitton, Treasurer, reviewed our budget and finances.

Updates from the Town Board include an announcement that Town of Clinton board members will receive a 7%, or in some cases higher, pay increase.  Additionally, the Board unanimously agreed to issue an RFP for planners for the planning board. Next year RFPs will also be issued for town attorney. Purpose is to ensure town hires most qualified professionals in a fully transparent manner.   Finally, a Donation link on Action Network is to be established.

Discussion about quarterly meetings of all towns in Dutchess County and connection to the Indivisibles local action networks. 

Pam Lovinger discussed 10/13 ToCD Get Together. 65 Democrats signed in...  23 appear to be new recruits / supporters /volunteers. $350 raised from tag sale and donations. Very positive feedback. 

Election Day volunteers committed from 2-8 pm to help out at Schultzville General Store include:  Marion Thompson, Rise Cross, Sam, Barry Evans, Valentines, Amy Jelenko, Joel T, Eliot Werner.  Scott and Judy will coordinate these efforts. 

Sam Moyer offered to follow up re seniors who need drives to polls. Rise Cross offered to contact Meg Hescher re seniors group, with which she is involved. 

Judy updated us on GOTV. Oct 20/21 and Oct 27/28 and Nov 3-6 at Rhinebeck Town Hall, where all efforts are being centralized. Note: on Oct 21, we will instead meet for group canvassing at Schultzville General Store from 12-5pm. 

Joel Tyner mentioned an artist who is looking for large spots for his painted Delgado sign on or near Route 9 or 9G. Some discussion followed about placing signs at road edges. He also referred to a PoJo editorial supporting “pay to play” Molinaro. He said he'd signed a letter w 7 other assemblypersons (?) demanding that Molinaro return $330,000 he's received from the same 67 firms that got $89 million in county contracts. He urged us all to write letters of support to the editor of local newspapers.