Organizational Meeting and Town Board Meeting held January 5, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the Town Hall in
Schroon Lake N.Y.
Town Supervisor: Cathy Moses
Councilpersons: Roger Friedman, Clara Phibbs, Mark Whitney and Meg
Town Clerk: Patricia Savarie
Also Present: See Attached
Supervisor Moses called the meeting to order at 6:02 P.M. with a Pledge to the Flag.
Resolution #1 Purchase of Computer Software for Code Officer
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to purchase a computer software system for the Code Officer, Don Sage, provided that the price has not gone up and that the demonstration which will be presented at 10:00 a.m. on Monday goes well in Dons opinion. The cost of the software from BAS is $4,500.00, seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried.
Resolution #2 911 Road Name
Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the name of Sugarbush Way for the old Delorm property across from the Blue Ridge Motel located on Route 9 just 790’ south from the North Hudson Town Line, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.
Resolution #3 Approval of Minutes
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the 5:00 P.M. December 14, 2009 Special Town Board Minutes, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the 6:00 P.M. December 14, 2009 Special Town Board Minutes, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the 7:00 P.M. December 14, 2009 Regular Town Board Minutes, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #4 Audit of Claim
Councilwoman Wood moved a resolution to accept the bills to be paid as reviewed, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
General $34,068.66 Highway $16,100.02 Sewer $2,922.47 Water $1,681.63
Pier Project $1,767.60 Airport Project $5,852.26 Sewer Project $9,159.73
General $39,399.72 Highway $8,746.00 Sewer $1,312.00 Water $1,312.00
Resolution #5 Budget Transfers
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to do Budget Transfer, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #6 Budget Amendment for Maintenance Personnel
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the budget amendment for additional payroll for maintenance men paid to do building and electrical projects for grant, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Appropriated Fund Balance A599 $22,100.00
Appropriations A960 $22,100.00
Resolution #7 Budget Amendment for Golf Course
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to accept the budget amendment for the purchase of equipment at the Golf Course as approved by Board seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Appropriated Fund Balance A599 $28,100.00
Appropriations A960 $28,100.00
Resolution #8 Budget Amendment for Veterans Memorial Wall
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the budget amendment to account for balance of money approved by the Town Board in 2008 for the Veterans Memorial Wall, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Appropriated Fund Balance A599 $14,000.00
Appropriations A960 $14,000.00
Resolutions 9 – 68
Councilman Whitney moved resolution #9 – 68, seconded by Councilwoman Phibbs; carried.
#9 Day and time of the monthly Town Board meeting shall be the second Monday of each month at 7 PM unless otherwise advertised.
#10 Legal Newspaper - Times of Ti, Daily Glens Falls Post Star & Press Republican
#11 Official Depository - Glens Falls National Bank & any other NYS bank for investments
#12 Sewer and Water Tax Collector – Patty Savarie
#13 Auto expenses for Town employees $.455 per mile
#14 Budget Officer - Cathy Moses
#15 Health Officer-HHHN-Hourly as needed
#16 Register of Vital Statistics – Patty Savarie - Deputies – Betsy Calhoun & Denise Paradis
#17 Deputy Clerk of conservation licenses – Betsy Calhoun & Denise Paradis
#18 Maximum of $1000 for small tools and implements for Highway Department without prior Town Board approval.
#19 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.)
#20 Deputy Supervisor - Roger Friedman $1000/Ann.
#21 Deputy Highway Superintendent – Roger Mahler - $1500/Ann.
#22 Secretary to the Supervisor-$14.72 per hr.
#23 Salaries of elected officials as budgeted and advertised
#24 Salaries for HEO’s - Roger Mahler and Charles Hall - $17.82 per hr., and Chris Paradis - $14.75 per hr.; MEO’s Gordon Graves - $17.13 per hr.,Richard McCray - $13.73 per hr., Paul Bessey - $15.69, MEO’S Wayne Welch $12.26; Nathan Armstrong- $12.26; LABORER as follows: ; Raymond Planty – Laborer with seniority - $14.36 per hr.; Richard R. McCray- $10.30
#25 Department head salaries per budget.
#26 Town Clerk hours - 10AM to 12 N - 1PM to 3PM – Mon - Fri
#27 Public Information Officer - Town Clerk
#28 Chairman of Board of Assessors – Richard Schoenstadt
#29 Chairman of Planning Board – Richard Schoenstadt
#30 Chairman of Zoning Board of Appeals – Robert Claus – Temporary Chair
#31 Accept Mariam Friedman’s resignation with regret as Chairman of Youth Commission - $2,000/ Ann.
#32 Advertise for Youth Commission Board Member
#33 Appoint Tina Armstrong Youth Coordinator - $1500/Ann.
#34 Town Attorney to be retained as needed - Cherie Indelicato
#35 Renew contract with Senior Citizens - $13,150 Rec. & Soc. Program
#36 Dog Warden - $800/Ann. each, plus $.455 per mile – Laurie Bruce
#37 School Crossing Guard – Jeanette Peterson - $9.00
#38 Building Inspector III – Donald Sage
#39 Approval of Chamber of Commerce Contract as budgeted - $20,000
#40 Approval of Ambulance Contract-$45,000
#41 Re-appointment to Youth Commission- Tina Armstrong- 12-31-14
#42 Re-appointment to Planning Board – Jane Jenks -12-31-14
#43 Re-appointment to Board of Assessment Review – Jack Boyea- 12-31-14
#44 Re-appointments to Library Board – Iris Civilair – 12-31-14
#45 Accept Rebecca Coles Resignation with regret to the Revolving Loan Fund Committee
#46 Advertise for Revolving Loan Committee
#47 Re-appointments of Revolving Loan Fund- Kathy Shiell and Joe Kelly- 12-31-11
#48 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
#49 Resolution to use short form for advertising of Annual Report of fiscal affairs of the Town of Schroon
#50 Town Historian – Gary Glebus- $600
#51 Resolution to pay bills to date and to pay utility bills when received during 2010
#52 Petty cash fund for Town Justice - $200, for Town Clerk - $50,
#53 Renew Dog Control Contract with Dr. Mack
#54 Accept 2006 Historian Report - Table
#55 Accept 2006 Justice Report - Table
#56 Accept Golf Course Annual Report - Table
#57 Accept Animal Control Officers’ Report- Table
#58 Set copy fees at $.25 for first 10, then $.10 per copy
#59 Accept Zoning/Septic/Bldg. codes report form Codes Enforcement Officer, Don Sage - Table
#60 Water Meter Reader Billy Jenks the Water and Sewer Assistant Operator.
#61 Accept resignation of Joan Cunningham Parade Chairperson with regret
#62 Advertise for Parade Chairperson for $1500.00/Ann.
#63 Set Fax Fee to $2.00 out-going
#64 Continue Schroon Lake Water Quality Study with Adirondack Ecologist per budget
#65 Review Procurement Manual
#66 Annual Accounting – Any Department collecting monies
#67 Renew County & State Highway Work Permit
#68 Approval of the Highway Superintendent’s attendance to the Annual Highway School including the payment of necessary expenditures
#69 Set hourly rate for Board of Assessment Review - $10.00 per hour and mileage $445
Resolution #70 Fuel Bid
Councilman Friedman moved a resolution to accept the State Contract Fuel Bid, seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried.
Resolution #71 Accept NYS CDBG Grant Agreement
RESOLUTION OF AUTHORIZATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF NYS CDBG GRANT AGREEMENT NO. 1044ED682-09
The following resolution was moved by: Councilman Whitney
Cathy Moses Aye
Roger Friedman Aye
Clara Phibbs Aye
Mark Whitney Aye
Meg Wood Aye
Councilwoman Phibbs moved a resolution to accept the oil separator contract for the Highway Garage floor drain system, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Resolution #73 Purchase of Lights at Ski Tow
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to purchase Lights for the ski tow through Army Surplus at $500.00 each, not to exceed $2,000.00 for all of them, seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Councilman Friedman moved to go into Executive Session at 7:09 P.M. to discuss possible litigations on the town’s groomer, seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Councilman Whitney moved to come out of Executive Session at 7:16 P.M., seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Resolution #74 Town Attorney to do letter to Jefford Steel and Engineering
Councilman Whitney moved to have the Town Attorney, Cheri Indelicato, write Jefford Steel on the groomer and the problems we are having with the cleats they manufactured and also to have the cleats analyzed and x-rayed by another company, seconded by Councilman Friedman.
Resolution #75 Order new Track for Groomer
Councilman Whitney moved a resolution to purchase a new track for the Groomer from Bombardier in the amount of $7,000.00 seconded by Councilwoman Wood; carried.
Councilwoman Phibbs moved to adjourn at 7:28 P.M., seconded by Councilman Whitney; carried.
Councilman Whitney moved to come back into session at 7:28 P.M., seconded by Councilman Friedman; carried.
Supervisor Moses stated to all the Board Members that the State of New York Retirement System is requiring all Elected Officials must keep track of all their hours for three consecutive months out of the next 150 days.
Councilwoman Phibbs moved to adjourn at 7:31 P.M., seconded by Councilman Friedman; 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.