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Town Board Minutes 12/04/2001
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA CALLED AND HELD ON THE 4TH OF DECEMBER, 2001, AT THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:

        HONORABLE               PATRICIA A. DONNELLY            COUNCILWOMAN
                                WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN              COUNCILMAN
                                LIZ ORZEL KASPER                        COUNCILWOMAN
                                LUKE J. SMITH                           SUPERVISOR

        ABSENT          SCOTT M. HORTON                 COUNCILMAN

        Others present:  Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Darryl Ostrander, Deputy Police Chief; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer, and Paul Sebesta, Comptroller.  

PUBLIC HEARING
        A public hearing was held on revisions to the Official Map and Zoning Map, which added streets and parkland accepted from 1998 through December 4, 2001. Councilman Chapman showed a map of the Town and discussed the proposed changes.  When no members of the public wished to be heard, the Supervisor adjourned the public hearing.  

TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
        The minutes of the Special of October 30, 2001 and the Regular Meeting of November 13, 2001 were approved by the Board.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        Peter Coffey, Highland Park Road, remarked that Scott Horton and Pat Donnelly are people of tremendous character who work very hard for the Town.  They were not successful in the election and he was grateful for people like them who put themselves forward and run for elected office.  He also stated that Luke Smith is a tremendously decent individual who puts himself forward and who takes a lot of time to help the citizens of the Town.  All people who ran for elected office are to be congratulated because of their effort to make the Town work.  Supervisor Smith noted that the Committee persons who behind the scenes are important to make the process work.  
        Mr. Coffey also remembered the recently deceased Charlie Goldstock, who we all knew and who gave his time and effort to the Town.   Supervisor Smith remarked that Charlie worked in the Town for many years as the Code Enforcement Officer.  He became ill and died in a very short period of time.  We all miss Charlie and remember him.   

SPECIAL DISTRICTS
        Each of the following resolutions were approved by a vote of four ayes (Councilman Horton was absent) unless otherwise noted.   

Resolution 2001-277, authorizes the execution of an Outside Sewer User Agreement with David M. & Nancy L. Cardella, 3450 Albany Street.

        Resolution 2001-278, authorizes the purchase of solid waste pumps from Siewert Equipment at a cost of $7,890 with installation by Barkley Lake, Inc. at a cost of $5,460 at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.  The resolution also authorizes the purchase of an in-line solids grinder from Siewert Equipment at a cost of $13,436 with installation by Barkley Lake at a cost of $720.

        Resolution 2001-279, authorizes the purchase of a 20 yard roll-off container from Bucks Fabrication at a cost not to exceed $3,700.

        Resolution 2001-280, authorized the Supervisor to retain C. T. Male Associates at a total cost of $3,250 for the preparation of detailed plans and specifications for the installation of a parallel drainage pipe and construction of a concrete re-enforced headwall at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

        Resolution 2001-281, authorized the purchase and installation of a gate at the Wastewater Treatment Plant by Anvil Fence at a cost not to exceed $9,500.

        Resolution 2001-282, authorized the Supervisor to retain Sterling Environmental, at a total cost of $450 to perform a perimeter gas survey at the landfill site.

        Resolution 2001-283, accepts a proposal for groundwater monitoring and sampling from Sterling Environmental Engineering at a cost not to exceed $3,370.

GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
Resolution 2001-284, authorized the Supervisor to retain Bauer Appraisal Group to provide a limited appraisal of Schenectady International at a cost not to exceed $1,300.

        Resolution 2001-285, authorizes the creation of a new position of Senior Building Inspector.

        Resolution 2001-286, calls for a public hearing December 18, at 7 p.m. to consider amendment of the Code of the Town to replace any reference to the title of Building Inspector with the title Senior Building Inspector.

       Resolution 2001-  287, approved the execution of a public employment contract with the Highway Department personnel Local Union No. 1130, Council 66.

        Resolution 2001-288, authorizes the purchase of replacement parts for the street sweeper from ODB Company at a cost not to exceed $6,000.

        Resolution 2001-289, accepts a temporary easement from Beechwood Inc., dba Eddy Property Services to provide maintenance of a portion of Clute Crest Drive lying west of St. David’s Lane, south and east of Avon Crest West Subdivision and northerly of Consaul Road.

        Resolution 2001-290, authorizes the Zoning Board of Appeals to retain Mark Hutchins, to review and make a recommendation on the installation of a 120 foot stealth flagpole transmission tower proposed to be constructed in a residential zoning district at a cost not to exceed $1,500 to be paid by applicant for the cell tower.

        Resolution 2001-291, authorizes the acceptance of a donation of $2,000 from Sandra and John Busino to be used towards the construction of a shed at the Skateboard Park.

        Resolution 2001-292, employs additional persons, and modifies the rate of compensation and the title of certain employees in the Recreation Department.

        There being no further business to come before the Town Board, the Supervisor adjourned the meeting.



                                        Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk
           




        


 
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