AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 18TH DAY OF JUNE, 2002, AT THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:
HONORABLE WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN COUNCILMAN
RICHARD A. HOLT COUNCILMAN
DANE P. O’DONNELL COUNCILWOMAN
LUKE J. SMITH SUPERVISOR
ABSENT: LIZ ORZEL KASPER COUNCILWOMAN
TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
The minutes of the Town Board Meeting of May 21, 2002 were approved by the Board as presented.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Ms. Lucy Comley, 1455 Dean Street, expressed her opposition to a proposed change of zoning for a parcel on Nott Street East from R-1 to R-3 to allow condo’s to be developed. She believes this will be a traffic hazard. Exiting the library or post office requires cutting across traffic and condo’s could add 20 more cars morning and evening and during the day. She considers this construction a water hazard due to cutting of trees. Ms. Comley, who has served on the Tree Council for over 10 years, recalled the Town’s designation as a Tree City USA. Nott Street Extension still has wet lands, trees, lawns, and commercial enterprises. Once trees are cut for this development it will be extremely unpleasant and unwelcome.
The following resolutions were approved with a vote of 4 ayes (with Councilwoman Kasper being absent) unless otherwise noted.
Resolution 2002-174 appoints seasonal laborers in the Water & Sewer Department and amends the compensation for two workers.
Resolution 2002-175 authorizes the purchase and installation of equipment for Wellfield No. 6 from Hanson Well Drilling & Pump at a cost not to exceed $4,000.
Resolution 2002-176 authorizes the execution of an Outside Water User Agreement for Gary A. Zielinski and Randall Angerosa, owners of 2109 River Road.
Resolution 2002-177 authorizes the purchase and installation of fencing to separate the Water & Sewer Maintenance Facility/Transfer Station from the Bambino Fields from Haley Brothers at a cost not to exceed $7,260.
Resolution 2002-178 authorizes the reimbursement for CDL licenses for highway employees.
Resolution 2002-179 authorizes the insurance buy-back provision for all Town employees who decline dental and vision insurance coverage, retroactive to June 2002 and buy-back shall be compensated at the end of each quarter at the rate of 40% of the Town’s premium.
Resolution 2002-180 adopts a computer system usage policy for all employees.
Resolution 2002-181 holds CSEA employees harmless from the increases in MVP prescription drug plan effective through the expiration of existing union contract on December 31, 202 and continuing through the adoption of a successor collective bargaining agreement that employees shall submit all receipts to the Comptroller’s Office at the end of each quarter.
Resolution 2002-182 modifies the Drug & Alcohol Testing Policy effective immediately.
Resolution 2002-183 authorizes the Supervisor to retain the services necessary to clean and clear the property at 1554 Wyoming Avenue from either T&P Lawn and Landscape or Mulderry Landscaping at a cost not to exceed $2,500, the immediate cost to be paid from the general fund, and subsequently assessed and levied upon the said premises.
Resolution 2002-184 appoints James A. Zenner as a Grounds Maintenance Worker in the Parks Department at a salary of $11.818 per hour, effective immediately.
Resolution 2002-185 accepts a proposal for repair to two swales at the landfill site from Sparks Excavating at a cost not to exceed $9,500.
Resolution 2002-186 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement with Union College for the use of soccer fields during the fall season for a total of 84 field hours at a cost of $2,100 with the cost for each additional hour to be $25.00.
Resolution 2002-187 employs additional persons to work in the Niskayuna Recreation Program.
Resolution 2002-188 authorizes the Mark Sollohub, Lewis Moskowitz, John Lubrant and Thomas Constantine to attend the FBI National Academy Association National Conference July 14 to 17 in Baltimore at a cost per person of $190 and $175 per night for lodging.
Resolution 2002-189 appoints Michael A. Stevens of 2444 Durham path, to the position of Police patrolman (Recruit).
Resolution 2002-190 calls for a public hearing July 16 at 7 p.m. to consider the application of Shelco Development for a change of zone for premises located on Nott Street East identified as Parcel 40.15-2.1.
There being no further business to come before the Town Board, the Supervisor declared the meeting adjourned.
Helen Kopke, Town Clerk