Year End and Organizational Board Meeting held January 3, 2011 at 4:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in Schroon Lake N.Y.


Town Supervisor: Cathy Moses

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

Highway Superintendent: Dana Shaughnessy

Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie

Also Present: Rose Marie Ritson, Albert May, Elizabeth Bessey, Whitney Welch, Anthony Vanderwalker, Fran Filshie

Supervisor Moses called the meeting to order at 4:00 P.M. with a Pledge to the Flag.

Resolution #1 Approval of Minutes

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the Public Hearing Meeting Minutes held December 13, 2010 at 6:30 P.M.and the Regular Town Board Meeting held December 13, 2010 at 7:00 P.M with exception of changing Resolution #214 from $17,250.00 to $7,500.00, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the Special Town Board Meeting Minutes held December 20, 2010 at 1:00 P.M., seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #2 Audit of Claim

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

December 2010

General $58,609.06 Highway $24,790.13 Sewer $4,244.52 Water $1,554.06

January 2011

General $112,425.96 Highway $42,458.00 Sewer $9,827.00 Water $9,634.00

Resolution #3 – 60

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept Resolution #3 - #60, seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried.

3. Day and time of the monthly Town Board meeting shall be the second Monday of each month at 6 PM unless otherwise advertised.

4.. Legal Newspaper - Times of Ti, Daily Glens Falls Post Star & Press Republican

5.  Official Depository - Glens Falls National Bank & any other NYS bank for investments.

6. Sewer and Water Tax Collector – Patty Savarie

7. Auto expenses for Town employees $.445 per mile

  1. Budget Officer - Cathy Moses

  2. Health Officer-HHHN-Hourly as needed

  3. Registrar of Vital Statistics – Patty Savarie - Deputies – Betsy Calhoun & Denise Paradis

  4. Deputy Clerk of conservation licenses – Betsy Calhoun & Denise Paradis

  5. Maximum of $1000 for small tools and implements for Highway Department without prior Town Board approval

  6. Legal Holidays for Town employees - New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Good Friday*, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, General Election Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day and Friday after, and Christmas Day (Day after only if it falls on a scheduled workday. (*Transfer Station employees will observe Easter Sunday as a holiday in lieu of the Good Friday holiday)

  7. Deputy Supervisor - Roger Friedman $1000/Ann.

  8. Deputy Highway Superintendent – Roger Mahler - $1500/Ann.

  9. Secretary to the Supervisor-$14.72 per hr.

  10. Salaries of elected officials as budgeted and advertised

  11. Salaries for HEO’s: Roger Mahler and Charles Hall - $17.82 per hr.; Chris Paradis - $14.75 per hr.; Gordon Graves - $17.13 per hr.; Richard McCray - $13.73 per hr.; Paul Bessey - $15.69 per hr.; MEO's: Wayne Welch $12.26 per hr.; Nathan Armstrong - $12.26 per hr.; Lance Gould - $17.13 per hr.; LABORERS as follows: Raymond Planty – Laborer with seniority - $14.36 per hr.; Chris Savarie - $9.78 per hr. and Adam Scalise - $9.78 per. hr.

  12. Department head salaries per budget.

  13. Town Clerk hours - 10AM to 12 N - 1PM to 3PM – Mon - Fri

  14. Public Information Officer - Town Clerk

  15. Chairman of Board of Assessors – Richard Schoenstadt

  16. Chairman of Planning Board – Richard Schoenstadt

  17. Chairman of Zoning Board of Appeals – Robert Claus – Temporary Chair

  18. Set Hourly Rate for Board of Assessment Review - $10.00 per hr. and mileage $.445

  19. Chairwoman of Youth Commission Pat Savarie - $2000/Ann.

  20. Appoint Tina Armstrong Youth Coordinator - $1500/Ann.

  21. Town Attorney to be retained as needed - Cherie Indelicato

  22. Renew contract with Senior Citizens - $13,150 Rec. & Soc. Program

  23. Dog Warden - $800 plus $.445 per mile – Laurie Bruce

  24. School Crossing Guard – Mallory Moses - $8.73 per hr.

  25. Building Inspector III – Donald Sage

  26. Approval of Chamber of Commerce Contract as budgeted - $20,000

  27. Approval of Ambulance Contract-$45,000

  28. Re-appointment to Library Board – Anne Durkee - 12-31-15

  29. Re-appointments to Revolving Loan Fund Committee – Georgia Burkhardt – 12-31-12; Doug Mieras – 12-31-12; Roger Sachleben – 12-31-12 and Mary Egan, Alternate – 12-31-12

  30. Re-appointment to Youth Commission – Patricia Savarie, Chairperson – 12-31-15

  31. Re-appointment to Zoning Board – Anita Drozdyk – 12-31-15

  32. Re-appointment to Planning Board – Bruce Murdock – 12-31-15

  33. Re-appointments to SL Park District Commissioners – Peter Mars, Chairman – 12-31-13 and
    Edward Donley (Alternate) - 12-31-13

  34. Approve attendance to Association of Towns Annual meeting in February with all actual and necessary expenditures being paid by the town. Voting delegate for Assn. of Towns Meeting - Cathy Moses – Alternate - Roger Friedman

  35. Resolution to use short form for advertising of Annual Report of fiscal affairs of the Town of Schroon

  36. Town Historian – Gary Glebus - $600

  37. Resolution to pay bills to date and to pay utility bills when received during 2011

  38. Petty cash fund for Town Justice - $200, for Town Clerk - $50

  39. Renew Dog Control Contract with Dr. Mack

  40. Accept Golf Course Annual Report

  41. Set copy fees at $.25 for first 10, then $.10 per copy

  42. Set fax fees - $.25 incoming - $2.00 out-going

  43. Accept Zoning/Septic/Bldg. codes report form Codes Enforcement Officer, Don Sage

  44. Appoint Parade Chairperson – Kate Huston

  45. Continue Schroon Lake Water Quality Study with Adirondack Ecologist per budget

  46. Review Procurement Policy Manual

  47. Annual Accounting – Any Department collecting monies

  48. Renew County & State Highway Work Permit

  49. Approval of the Highway Superintendent’s attendance to the Annual Highway School including the payment of necessary expenditures

  50. Advertise to go out to bid for Fuel

  51. Review financial statements, Balance sheets, and Profit and Lose of each group that receives tax payers funding by contract with the Town of Schroon .

  52. Consider AES Change Directive No. GC-CD-.01

  53. Renew oil separator contract for Highway Garage floor drain system

Consider AES Change Order No. GC-CO-.02 Tabled

Annual Historian Report Tabled

Annual Justice Report Tabled

Animal Control Officers’ Report Tabled

Resolution #61 Quote from ITT for Phase II Project

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the quote from ITT Water and Wastewater USA Flygt Products in the amount of $21,117.00 to be taken from the technical force account in the Phase II Wastewater Project, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Resolution #62 Re-advertise the Screened Sand Bids

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to re-advertise for the Screened Sand Bids as long as the Board reviews the Specifications from the County Attorney, seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried.

Resolution #63 Firewood Quote

Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the firewood quotes from P&T Timber Sales Inc. for $180.00 per full cord cut, split and delivered for the Highway Garage (24 cord will be delivered), seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Executive Session

Councilman Whitney moved to go into executive session at 4:30 P.M. to discuss a legal issue involving the assessor an Article 7, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.

Councilman Friedman moved to come out of Executive Session at 5:00 P.M., seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Resolution #64 Assessors Article 7 Claim

Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to allow the Assessor, Rich Schoenstadt to settle the Article 7 claim as discussed in Executive Session, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Councilman Whitney moved to adjourn at 5:25 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: January 11, 2011

Patricia J. Savarie - Town Clerk