Town Board Meeting held February 8, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in Schroon Lake N.Y.

Present:

Town Supervisor: Cathy Moses

Councilpersons: Roger Friedman, Clara Phibbs, Mark Whitney and Meg Wood

Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie

Also Present: See Attached

Supervisor Moses called the meeting to order at 7:02 P.M. with a Pledge to the Flag.

IDA Presentation regarding Empire Zone Amendment

Jody Olcott from Essex County IDA was present and stated that Lewis Stapley is currently in the Empire Zone Tax Map # 147.9-1-2.2 and would like to take 10+ acre strip of land located along the Northway out of the Empire Zone from his 40+ acre parcel and request the State to include Tax Map# 147.13-3-1.3 located south of Hoffman Rd. to build a new hotel. Jody stated that they would delete 10.79 acres from tax map #147.9-1-2.2 owned by Lewis Stapley and add 10.79 acres to Tax Map # 147.13-3-3.1 owned by Mohammed Badruddin, 147.13-3-2 owned by the Catholic Cemetery and 147.13-3-1.003 owned by David Kauffman. Jody also stated that as of June 30, 2010 the Empire Zone would be sun setting and no longer available. The Board suggested that Supervisor Moses put a Public Notice in the paper to let the people who are in the Empire Zone know that it will be ending and also hold a public meeting to those interested in taking advantage of the Empire Zone before it is no longer available. The Board also asked Jody Olcott to do a mailing to all the people who are in the Empire Zone in Schroon Lake to let them know.

Resolution #79 Amendment to the Empire Zone

Supervisor Moses moved a resolution to amend the Empire Zone by deleteing 10.79 acres from tax map #147.9-1-2.2 owned by Lewis Stapley and add 10.79 acres from Tax Map # 147.13-3-3.1 owned by Mohammed Badruddin, 147.13-3-2 owned by the Catholic Cemetery and 147.13-3-1.003 owned by David Kauffman, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Roll Call:

Supervisor Moses Aye

Councilwoman Phibbs Abstain

Councilman Whitney Aye

Councilwoman Wood Aye

Councilman Friedman Recusing

Resolution #80 Approval of Minutes

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the January 5, 2010 minutes with the exception of the spelling of Mariam to Myriam, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the January 26, 2010 minutes, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Resolution #81 Audit of Claim

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the bills to be paid as reviewed, seconded by Councilman Friedman, Supervisor Moses Abstained; carried.

General $50,859.24 Highway $49,423.38 Sewer $10,877.37 Water $6,682.99

Airport Obstruction $5,551.33 Airport Tree Removal $12,768.00

Wastewater Phase II $71,325.82

Resolution #82 Budget Transfer

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the Budget Transfers, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.


 


 

From


 


 

To


 


 

Account


 


 

Amount

Account


 

Amount


 

A00-01-1110.400

Justice Court


 

$4,900.00

A00-01-1620-100


 

1,900


 


 


 


 


 

A00-01-1620.400


 

3,000.


 

To cove additional cost of building maintenance and payroll .

of pay and building expense year end


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-001-1680-400

Central Data Cont


 

$ 60.00

A00-01-1950-400


 

60.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover additional cost


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-01-3310.400

Traffic Control


 

$ 200.00

A00-02-3620.400


 

200.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover additional cost for fuel.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-03-4068.400

Insect Control


 

$ 3,000.00

A00-04-5132-400


 

3,000.


 

To cover additional cost for garage maintenance


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-06-7110.400

Parks Contractual


 

$ 1,500.00

A00-06-7110.200


 

1,500.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover cost of small equipment purchases parks


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-06-7110.400

Parks Contractual


 

$ 2,000.00

A00-06-7140.400


 

2,000.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover additional cost to the ski tow


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-06-7180-100

Golf Course payroll


 

$1,958.00

A00-06-7180-400


 

1,958.


 

To cover additional expenses for course


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-08-9050.800

Unemployment ins


 

$ 1,200.00

A00-06-7310-400


 

1,200.


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover additional expenses youth commission


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-02-3120-100

POLICE PERSONNEL


 

$ 1,788.00

A00-06-7550-400


 

1,788.


 

To cover cost of the street dance


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-07-8020.400

PLANNING CONTRAC


 

$ 525.00

A00-07-8510-400


 

525.


 

To cover additional expenses beautification committee


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-08-9055-800

DISABILTY


 

283.00

A00-08-9030-800


 

283.


 

To cover additional expenses social security


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

A00-08-9060-800

HEALTH INS


 

4,949.00

A00-07-8160-100


 

949.


 


 


 


 


 

A00-07-8160-400


 

4,000.


 

To cover additional cost of trash removal and payroll cost .


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

From


 

to


 


 


 

Account


 


 

Amount


 

Account


 

Amount

DA0-04-5130.100

MACHINERY PER


 

$6,000.00


 

DA0-04-5110.400

HIGHWAY CONTRACT

$6,000.

To cover additional cost of repairs


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

SEWER


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

SS0-08-9010.400

RETIREMENT


 

500.00


 

SS0-07-8110.400

ADMINISTRATION

500.00


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

To cover additional expenses


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

SS0-08-9789-600

PRINCIPAL DEBT


 

3,000.00


 

SS0-07-8130-400

TRANS&DISTRI CONT

3,000.

To cover additional expenses


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

WATER


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

SW0-07-8330-400

PURIFICATION


 

700.00


 

SW0-07-8320.400

POWER CONT

700.00

To cover additional expenses


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 

SW0-07-8340.400

TRANS DISTR CONT


 

2,400.00


 

SW0-07-8310-400

ADMINISTRATION

2,400.

To cover additional expenses


 


 


 


 


 


 

Review Expenditures for Wastewater Contingency Fund

Supervisor Moses stated that she would like the Board to review the expenditures for the Wastewater Contingency Fund that Jim Roblee had proposed work on in the amount of $146,000.00, which was left over from the Grants, since bids came in lower than expected.

Resolution #83 Entitlement Funds for Airport

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to transfer the expiring Entitlement from the 2007 U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration in the amount of $11,711.00, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #84 Accept Dog Control Officer Annual Report

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the Dog Control Officers Annual Report, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Resolution #85 Accept Park District Minutes

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the Park District Minutes, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Resolution #86Accept Justice Annual Report

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the Justice Annual Report, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Resolution #87Accept Golf Course Annual Report

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the Golf Course Annual Report, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #88 Accept Food Pantry Report

Councilman Whitney moved to accept the Food Pantry Report and also thank all the volunteers and Lenchen Marnell for all their hard work, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #89 Accept Code Enforcement Report

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the Code Enforcement Report, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Resolution #90 Youth Commission Resolution

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the appointments of Youth Commission and authorizes the Youth Commission to expend at least $39,000.00 for the 2010 youth service program, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Resolution #91 Parade Chairperson Application

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept Kate Huston as the 4th of July Parade Chairperson at an annual amount of $1,500.00, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Revolving Loan Fund

The Board will set up a workshop in March to discuss the Revolving Loan Fund agreement revision.

Resolution # 92 Farmers Market Space

Councilwoman Wood moved a resolution to accept the request for the 2010 Farmers Market to be located at the Town Hall parking lot on Mondays from 9:00 A.M – 1:00 P.M. for the summer months, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #93 Transfer Station Substitute

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept Eugene Moses as a substitute for the Transfer Station as a laborer at the rate of $9.78 an hour, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Golf Course Removal of Trees

Supervisor Moses stated that she had heard from Martin Thompson on the survey of the Golf Course and that the Town does own the trees that need to be removed. The Town Board stated that they would like Supervisor Moses to get quotes for the removal and stumpage of the trees and to remove the old fence and to put up a new one.

Bid Openings for 4x4 Pick Up Truck for Highway Department

West Herr Ford $21,417.00

Van Bortel Ford $23,535.00

Interstate Ford Truck Center $23,671.97

Whiteside Chevrolet $24,100.00

Egglefield Ford $24,591.00

DeRocuer option 1 $25,885.00

Joe Basil Chevrolet $26,584.00

Valley Ford Truck $26,771.55

DeRocuer option 2 $28,671.97

Highway Superintendent Dana Shaughnessy will look over the bids and will award bid at a later date.

Resolution #94

TOWN OF SCHROON

SUPPORTING THE GOVERNOR’S BUDGET

RECOMMENDATION TO PLACE A MORATORIUM

ON ADIRONDACK FOREST PRESERVE ACQUISITIONS

 

The following resolution was moved and seconded unanimously

WHEREAS, Governor Paterson has called for a moratorium on Adirondack Forest Preserve land and open space acquisition in his proposed 2010-2011 New York State budget, and

WHEREAS, the Governor has identified better uses of State financial resources than the expansion of the Adirondack Forest Preserve, and

WHEREAS, most area elected officials and local governments within the Adirondack have long called for a moratorium on Adirondack Forest Preserve acquisitions, and

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Schroon understands the importance of the timber industry to the Adirondacks and that each parcel of woodland sold to the State to be Forest Preserve results in fewer jobs in the Adirondacks,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Schroon, supports Governor Paterson’s call for a moratorium on Adirondack Forest Preserve acquisitions, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Schroon calls upon the State of New York to suspend all potential or pending land acquisitions within the Adirondack Park potentially funded in the current 2009-2010 budget year, or authorized in prior fiscal years, and/or through any Environmental Bond Act funds, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be send to Governor David Paterson, Congressman Scott Murphy, Assembly Majority Leader Sheldon Silver, Senator Dean Skelos, Senator Elizabeth Little, Assemblywoman Teresa Sayward, Commissioner of the NY DEC Alexander “Pete” Grannis, The Association of Towns and Villages, The Adirondack Association of Towns and Villages and the Adirondack Park Local Government Review Board.

CCouncilman Friedman stated that he was happy to announce that Schroon Lake has and opportunity to bring the Ti Idol Show to the area and it will be called the Northern Star Idol Show. There will be four qualifying events at the school and the finals would be Friday July 2, 2010. A committee has been put together and Roger Lee Brown a professional musician who helped with the Ti Idol is on the committee and has all the lighting. Councilwoman Phibbs wanted to know who insures this event, Councilman Friedman stated he would find out.

Public Participation

Betty Spangel stated that Cheri Indelicato and she would like notice on the meeting for the Revolving Loan Fund Workshop so they could make it since they are involved in the process.

Councilman Whitney moved to adjourn at 8:40 P.M., seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

I, Patricia J. Savarie, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct transcript from the minutes now on file in my office and of the whole such original minutes.

 

Dated: February 17, 2010

Patricia J. Savarie - Town Clerk