AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA, CALLED AND HELD ON THE 18TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 2001, AT THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:
PRESENT: PATRICIA A. DONNELLY COUNCILWOMAN
WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN COUNCILMAN
LUKE J. SMITH SUPERVISOR
ABSENT; SCOTT H. HORTON COUNCILMAN
LIZ ORZEL KASPER COUNCILWOMAN
Others present: Helen Kopke, Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer; Mark Sollohub, Chief of Police; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; and Frank E. Gavin, Superintendent of Highways.
A public hearing was held to modify Chapter 4 of the Code of the Town to include the title of Senior Building Inspector. Supervisor Smith informed the public that with the death of Charlie Goldstock, who worked for the Town for many years as the Code Enforcement Officer, brought up the issue of Code Enforcement within the Town. In looking at how this could be handled and give greater strength to the Town’s Building Department, it was decided to hire a Senior Building Inspector. Both this position and the department’s Building Inspector will perform code enforcement. The department requires other reorganization such as the expansion of their computer software.
Councilman Chapman noted that this does not change the hours of the Building Inspector. The Senior Building Inspector will be the department head and report to the Supervisor. Supervisor Smith also remarked that Columbia Developers have finally agreed to clean up the failed RiteAid project site at Troy Road and Rosendale Road.
TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
The minutes of the Budget Meeting of October 23 were approved as presented.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
When no members of the public wished to be heard, the Supervisor closed Privilege of the Floor.
Resolutions No. 2001-293 to 301 were approved with a vote of three ayes (Councilman Horton and Councilwoman Kasper were absent). Resolutions 2001-302 to 304 were approved with four ayes with Councilwoman Kasper late arrival and Councilman Horton remaining absent).
Resolution 2001-293 accepts bids for the purchase of chemicals for Public Works for the year 2002.
Resolution 2001-294 calls for a public hearing January 15, 2002 at 7 p.m. to consider petition for the establishment of Extension No. 107 to Sewer District No. 6 1503 Hillside Avenue.
Resolution 2001-295 modifies the cost of installing garage doors at the Water & Sewer Maintenance Facility at a total cost of $400.
Resolution 2001-296 authorizes participation in the New York Statewide Information Network and the purchase of 1 LAN Gateway and three client licenses at a cost not to exceed $5,115 and a Cisco Firewall at a cost not to exceed $4,040.
Resolution 2001-297 appoints Kathleen L. Persons, to the full-time position of Account Clerk in the Comptroller’s Office on a permanent basis.
Resolution 2001-298 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement with APA Partners to administer the Town’s dental plan.
Resolution 2001-299 calls for a public hearing February 12 at 7 p.m. regarding the Town’s proposed Agency Plan for Section 8 Rental Assistance.
Resolution 2001-300 makes various line item budgetary modifications.
Resolution 2001-301 modifies the Supervisory Graded Salary Schedule to include the title of Police Lieutenant at a Grade 20, 10th year retroactive to January 1, 2001.
Resolution 2001-302 accepts bids for the purchase of various materials for Public Works for 2002.
Resolution 2001-303 calls for a public hearing January 15, 2002 at 7:05 p.m. to consider the application of the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks for a special use permit to allow the construction of a 3,900 SF addition to the existing building at 897 St. David’s Lane.
Resolution 2001-304, takes action on proposed changes to the Town Official Map and Zoning Map and adds Maple Lane, Acorn Drive, and Butternut Drive, Sycamore Court in Floral Acres; Hartland Street extension in the Hartland Subdivision; Oakmont Street, Oakline Court and Holiday Drive extension in the Oakmont Subdivision; Natalie Court, Breanna Drive and North Alandale Avenue extension and Somerset Street in the Somerset Subdivision; Northwood Court, Comanche Trail and the continuation of Mohawk Trail in Mohawk Trails Phase 2C and 3; Saint Ann Drive, Windsor Court, and the continuation of Fox Hollow Road and Windsor Drive in Windsor Estates Section 2A and 2B; Alva Road and Dynamo Court in Edison Woods Phase 3A; and Riverhill Boulevard in River Hills Subdivision. Hummingbird Court, Robins Nest and Heather Lane
continuance to Consaul Road in the Hummingbird Manor Subdivision are added to the map.
The Zoning Map is updated to the R-P district for the following addresses: 2546 Balltown Road, 2123 River Road, 2121 River Road, 2566 Balltown Road, 2530 Balltown Road, 2109 River road, 2632 Zenner Road, 2610 Zenner Road, 2 properties on Zenner Road, 2127 River Road and 2131 River road. 1675 Providence Avenue is changed to the R-3 zone.
There being no further business to come before the Town Board, the Supervisor adjourned the meeting.
Helen Kopke, Town Clerk