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Town Board Minutes 5/24/2005
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 24TH DAY OF MAY, 2005, AT THE NISKAYUNA TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:

LIZ ORZEL KASPER, COUNCILWOMAN
WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN, COUNCILMAN
RICHARD A. HOLT, COUNCILMAN
DIANE P. O’DONNELL, COUNCILWOMAN
LUKE J. SMITH, SUPERVISOR

        Others present:  Helen Kopke, Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer; Matthew Yetto, Jr. Engineering; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; Frank Gavin, Superintendent of Highways; and John Lubrant, Police Lieut.

PUBLIC HEARING
        Public Hearing - to consider the expenditure of $124,000 from the Capital Reserve Fund for Sewer District No. 6 to be used for the Sludge Dehydration Facility.  
        Comptroller Sebesta explained that this reimburses Sewer District No. 6 out of reserves.  This action is necessary due to the fund balance in Sewer District 6 which is extremely low.  This will replenish the funds that the Town forwarded for this project.  Up until recently, the Town used to take its wet sludge to a landfill in Rochester.  The Town now uses a dryer unit that reduced the sludge by 85% and now only requires a few trips to Highland.   
When no members of the public wished to speak, Supervisor Smith closed the Public Hearing.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        Dr. Prichard, 1671 Van Antwerp Road, requested that the moveable speed indicator be installed on Van Antwerp Road at Angelina due to extreme speeding on this road in the hopes of slowing down the traffic.

ANNUAL STORMWATER REPORT INFORMATION
        Matthew Yetto and Richard Pollock reported on the Town’s Annual Stormwater Report as required by Stormwater Regulations.  Printed reports are also published and an outline of the report will be published on the Town’s website.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS
        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes, unless otherwise noted.
        Resolution 2005-135, allows the construction of a fence over a portion of a Town easement for Thomas & Anne Bergami, owners of 1021 Millington Road.

        Resolution 2005-136, takes action to allow the construction of a fence over a portion of a Town easement for Glenn & Samantha Motto, owners of 1113 Millington Road.

        Resolution 2005-137 authorizes Edmund Luffman from the Water & Sewer Department, to attend the Sealing Seminar held in Albany, May 18 and 19, at a cost of $295.
        Resolution 2005-138 authorizes Richard C. Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer to attend the Introduction to Detention Pond Design:  Parking Lots and Urban Drainage conference, June 23 and 24, in Boston, at a cost of $965.

        Resolution 2005-139 appoints Richard J. Hyde, to the position of Chief Wastewater Plant Operator effective immediately.

                        GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
        Resolution 2005-140 calls for a public hearing June 14, 2005 at 7 p.m. to consider a special use permit for Mark DeFillippo, for a day care center at 1335 Balltown Road.

        Resolution 2005-141 appoints Thomas Price and Ryan Arold, to the temporary positions of Student Interns to work in the Public Works Department as part of the Records Management Grant.

        Resolution 2005-142 retains Gorman Brothers to provide paving services under state contract at a cost not to exceed $40,000 for placement of liquid bituminous material joint and crack sealer, and $50,000 for the placement of liquid bituminous material modified emulsion tack coat surface treatment.

        Resolution 2005-143 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a one year maintenance agreement with Whitaker Company, to perform a preventive maintenance inspection of the elevator at the Community Center at a cost not to exceed $165.

        Resolution 2005-144 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a renewal maintenance agreement with Business Electronics, from June 1, 2005 through May 31, 2007, at a total cost of $2,210 for the multi-channel communications recording system for the Police Department.

        At this time, at the request of Supervisor Smith, with a majority vote of the Town Board, the Board moved to go into Executive Sessions to discuss the employment history of particular persons.

        At this time, there being no further business to come before the Board, Supervisor adjourned the meeting.


                                        Helen F. Kopke, Town Clerk

 


 
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