Special Town Board Meeting held October 26, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. at the Town Hall

In Schroon Lake N.Y.


Deputy Town Supervisor: Roger Friedman

Councilpersons: Clara Phibbs, Mark Whitney and Meg Wood

Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie

Highway Superintendent: Dana Shaughnessy

Also Present: Albert May

Deputy Supervisor Friedman called the meeting to order at 11:00 A.M. with a Budget Workshop. Tish Biesemeyer from Birnham Financial Insurance Company stated that rates would go up around 13% and the new rates should be out soon. Tish went over all the changes with the new Health Care Reform 2011 impact and gave the Board another Health Insurance consideration to look at. At present the Town of Schroon has Excellus BCBS EPO 11- the alternative would be Excellus BCBS Healthy Blue PPO.

The Board discussed and reviewed the budget line by line. The Town Board would like to review the financial reports for the Chamber of Commerce and the Arts Council and will decrease their budget by 10%. Under Road Signs the Board deleted $500.00. The Board would like to know how much of an increase to the employees there will be when the new figures come in for Health Insurance.

Resolution #193 William Jenks certified for the Water Department

Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to change William Jenks from trainee to operator for the Water Department. His rate will go from $13.37 an hour to $13.73 per hour, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.

Councilman Whitney made a motion to recess at 5:01 p.m. and reconvene October 28, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. in the Town Supervisor s office, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; 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: November 1, 2010

Patricia J. Savarie - Town Clerk