Town Board Meeting held July 12, 2010 at 7:00 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
Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie
Also Present: See Attached
Supervisor Moses called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. with a Pledge to the Flag.
Community Energy Management Presentation
Supervisor Moses introduced Sue Montgomery Corey who is president of The Community Power Network of NYS. Sue stated that she is working with NYSERDA and the APA to develop a Community Energy Efficiency Management Pilot Project and has chosen Schroon Lake to be one of the Towns to participate in the Pilot Project because of the good mix of year round and seasonal folks in the area. NYSERDA is funding this project to pilot the Community Energy Efficiency Management concept in two Essex County communities. The Community Team will work with CPN to develop how the CEEM model will work in each pilot community. The Building Code Officer, representatives from the Town Board and other representatives identified by the Town will be a part of the community team. The Community Team will focus on how to identify opportunities for energy efficiency in buildings, develop carbon reduction plan that identifies and prioritizes efforts to reduce energy use and identify Micro-grid opportunities which could incorporate renewable energy technologies and reduce the electric grid overall. The benefits for Schroon Lake will be a baseline of information that can be used to document the Town’s energy use and carbon footprint, inventory of the municipal, transportation and residential sector, address and identify energy efficiency and renewable opportunities.
Resolution #146 Agreement between the Town of Schroon and Community Power Network
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to sign a letter of agreement with Community Power Network to be part of a pilot study with NYSERDA to pay Community Power Network for the study, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #147 C.T. Male Proposal for Paradox Weir Project
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the C.T. Male proposal for the Paradox Weir Project in the amount of $3,710.00 which will be taken from contingent, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Thank-You to 4th of July
Supervisor Moses would like to thank everyone who worked so hard on the 4th of July Celebration, Kate and John Huston, Parks, Highway Department, Fire Department, Ambulance Squad, State Police and the Essex County Sheriffs Department and all who assisted in making it a great success. Everything ran smoothly. Rose Marie Ritson was very impressed on how clean the Town was the next morning and had a special thanks to the Parks Department.
Resolution #148 Approval of Minutes
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the June 14, 2010 Boat House Roof Bids, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried. Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the 6:00 p.m. Special Town Board Meeting held June 14, 2010 with exception of the spelling of Schoenstadt, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried. Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the 6:30 p.m. Special Town Board Meeting held June 14, 2010, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried. Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the 7:00 p.m. Town Board Meeting June 14, 2010 with the exception of changing the word “fossil” to “phosphorus” seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried. Councilman Whitney moved to accept the 6:00 p.m. Special Town Board Meeting held June 24, 2010, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #149 Audit of Claim
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the bills to be paid as reviewed, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
General - $39,834.51 Highway - $15,925.22 Sewer - $8,105.88 Water - $8,649.54
Pier Project - $1,208.00 Sewer Project - $185,898.14 Water Dept. for Damage - $19,120.00
Resolution #150 Lease Renewal with Pitney Bowes
Councilwoman Wood moved a resolution to accept the Pitney Bowes Lease Agreement for $663.00 billed quarterly for 4 1/4 years, seconded by Councilman Whiney; carried.
Resolution #151 Standard Workday Report for Elected Officials
Standard Work Day and Reporting Resolution
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Schroon herby establishes the following as standard work days for elected and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State and Local Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the clerk of this body:
On this 13th day of July, 2010
Date enacted: 07/12/2010
I, Patricia Savarie, clerk of the governing board of the Town of Schroon of the State of New York, do hereby certify that I have compared the foregoing with the original resolution passed by such board, at a legally convened meeting held on the 12 day of July, 2010 on file as part of the minutes of such meeting, and that same is a true copy thereof and the whole of such original.
I further certify that the full board, consists of 5 members, and that 5 of such members were present at such meeting and that 5 of such members voted in favor of the above resolution.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto Set my hand and seal of the Town of Schroon.
Resolution #152 Amend Resolution #142
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to amend Resolution #142 which stated (Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept M & P Lab proposal in the amount of $1,485.75 for the testing of chemical analysis, hardness test, analysis, final report and metallographic evaluation of microstructures, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.) , seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Resolution #153 Accept Proposal from RJ Lee Group for testing of Cleats
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept RJ Lee Group proposal in the amount of $1,330.00 for the testing of chemical analysis, hardness test, analysis, final report and metallographic evaluation of microstructures, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Consider Road Re-Naming
Councilman Friedman considered road re-naming and moved it for discussion, seconded by Councilwoman Wood. The Town’s emergency service ran into a problem on Alburnorm Way, South of the village. This road is listed and shown as a through road, but in fact is not. There is no right away. It is a dead-end road. To correct this problem the property owners through Mr. Blake have proposed renaming the Southern portion of this road to “Sierra Vista”. Councilman Friedman would like the name to be Jacobs Way for Historical reasons and would like Don to go back to the home owners and ask them if this would be acceptable; motion was tabled.
Memorandum of Understanding with Department of Social Services
Councilman Friedman considered MOU for the Department of Social Services and moved it for discussion, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs. Supervisor Moses stated that the Town Clerk would take on the responsibility as MOU for Social Services she would be responsible for viewing original identity documents and photo coping them, stamping and dating that they were seen, note “copied from original” and sign her name to the copy. The Board asked how much time this would take, cost of coping, why did the county give it up and where does the money go that the county is saving on this; motion was tabled.
Consider Zoning Changes
Councilwoman Phibbs considered Zoning Changes and moved it for discussion, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried. At this time the Board needs more information from Rich Schoenstadt and he will try to complete that information within the next few weeks; motion was tabled.
Award Boat House Roof Contract
Supervisor Moses considered awarding the Boat House Roof Contract and moved it for discussion seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried. The Board felt that the bids were very high for just labor and asked if it was stated in the specifications that way or was it labor and materials. Supervisor Moses will go back and look at the specifications. Possibly the Town could use Louis Surprenant’s Crew to do the labor for the Boat House at a much more reasonable price then what came in on Bids. Supervisor Moses will contact Louis to see if it is anything they can do; motion was tabled.
Resolution #154 One K Kids Fun Run
Councilwoman Wood moved a resolution to support the One K Kids Fun Run to be held Marathon Weekend, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #155 Approve Zoning Report
Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the Building and Zoning Report, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.
Wastewater Change Order
Supervisor Moses considered the Wastewater Change Order and moved it for discussion seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried. Supervisor Moses stated that the Wastewater Change order is in the amount of $38,950.00 for doing some blasting between the Chamber of Commerce Building and The Red Horse Antique building. The Board would like more information on the expenses and will set up a date to meet with AES Northeast for Thursday, July 29, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Town Hall meeting room motion was tabled.
Resolution #156 Poll Site Contract
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the Essex County Board of Elections lease agreement to use our Town Hall Meeting Room for Primary Day September 8, 2010 and for the General Election November 3, 2010 for the amount of $1.00, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Additional Employee for Harold Karaka
Councilman Friedman made a motion to discuss hiring another employee for Harold Karaka, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried. There was much discussion about hiring another man for Harold’s Crew. Councilwoman Wood would like to see a contract in place for both Harold Karaka and Louis Surprenant”s Crew with the Town of Schroon. Supervisor Moses will ask them both to have a contract in place.
Roll Call: for hiring another man
Supervisor Moses Aye
Councilman Whitney Nay
Councilwoman Phibbs Abstain
Councilwoman Wood Abstain
Councilman Friedman Aye with a signed contract
Motion was not carried.
Golf Course Tournaments
Supervisor Moses stated that she had received a letter from Jon Senecal in reference to the Golf Course Tournaments. Jon would like to see some accountability for all the Tournaments held at the Golf Course. Supervisor Moses will send out a letter to all the Tournaments that are held at the Schroon Lake Golf Course and request the following information, how many golfers entered the Tournament, purpose of the fund raiser, how much does the organization make and where does the money go that is earned during a Tournament. Supervisor Moses will set up a workshop with Jon Senecal in the fall to set up and change Tournaments if necessary.
Resolution #157 Thanks to Jon Senecal
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to thank Jon Senecal on the great job he does at the Schroon Lake Golf Course Club House and for keeping the Board informed as to what is going on there, seconded by Supervisor Moses; carried.
Councilwoman Wood moved to go into Executive Session at 9:58 p.m. to discuss an employment issue seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried. Councilman Friedman moved to come out of Executive Session at 10:30 p.m., seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.
Councilwoman Phibbs moved to adjourn at 10:31 p.m., seconded by Councilman Whitney; 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: July 23, 2010
Patricia J. Savarie - Town Clerk