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Town Board Minutes 6/27/06
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 27TH DAY OF JUNE, 2006 AT THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT;

LIZ ORZEL KASPER, COUNCILWOMAN
WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN, COUNCILMAN
MARIA P. FREUND, COUNCILWOMAN
DIANE P. O’DONNELL, COUNCILWOMAN
LUKE J. SMITH, SUPERVISOR

        Others present:  Helen Kopke, Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Amy Houlihan, Assessor; Frank Gavin, Superintendent of Highways; Lew Moskowitz, Chief of Police; Richard Pollock, Engineer.

TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
        The minutes of the meeting of June 13 were approved as presented.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        There being no members of the public who wished to speak, Supervisor closed Privilege of the Floor.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS
        Resolution 2006-146 accepts a bid for a used 2006 Ford F550 dump truck with plow from Metro Ford, at a total cost not to exceed $44,263.

        Resolution 2006-147 authorizes the execution of an Outside Sewer User Agreement with Margaret LaBar, Radine LaBar-Thomas and Christine LaBar-VanBuren owners of 735 Pearse Road.

        Resolution 2006-148  establishes Drainage District No. 24 at a cost not to exceed $700 for the Bella Estates Subdivision on Ferris Road.

GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
        Resolution 2006-149 calls for a public hearing July 18 at 7 p.m. to consider amendment of the Vehicle and Traffic code for the removal of a No Left Turn sign on Oakmont Street at its intersection with Heather Lane and removal of No Right Turn on sign on Heather Lane at its intersection with Oakmont Street and to provide Stop signs on Heather Lane and Oakmont Street.

        Resolution 2006-150 authorizes the purchase of computers and printers from Brite Computers, or the Police Department for a total cost not to exceed $2,128.

        Resolution 2006-151 calls for a public hearing to consider amendment to the Zoning Ordinance entitled Signs to allow certain signage as being prohibited in the Overlay District, to allow signs be internally lit, back lit and externally lit and the materials used for the structure of signs to be compatible with the area.

        Resolution 2006-152 calls for a public hearing July 18 at 7:10 p.m. to consider amendment of the Official Zoning Map for a change of zoning classification for 60 acres of land located on Balltown Road from I-R Research & Development; I-G General Industrial; and R-P Residential Professional to R-3 High Density Residential.

        Resolution 2006-153 calls for a public hearing July 18, 2006 at 7:15 p.m. to consider amendment of Chapter 98, Article 1, Planning & Zoning Fees, Fees Established.

        Resolution 2006-154 authorizes the Supervisor to retain the services of Sterling Environmental Engineering, to provide the services necessary to complete the ground water monitoring, sampling and a perimeter gas survey at the site of the former Niskayuna landfill at a cost not to exceed $6,100.

        Resolution 2006-155 adopts a Sense of the Board resolution to support the adoption of the Collateral Source Bill (S.1544/A.4354) which proposes to equalize the treatment of collateral sources in tort actions against public defendants.

        Resolution 2006-156 appoints Kathy Nilsen, to the position of Real Property Tax Aide in the Assessor’s Office, at a Grade 9, Step 5 on the 10 Step Salary Schedule, at a salary of $32,328, effective July 24, 2006.

        Resolution 2006-157 appoints Mary Ann Ruscitto, to the position of Payroll Clerk in the Comptroller’s Office, effective June 30, 2006, on a temporary basis, at a Grade 8 on the 10 Step Salary Schedule, at a salary of $25,450.

        Resolution 2006-158 authorizes Amy Houlihan to attend the New York State Assessor’s Association Annual Seminar on July 16-22.

        Resolution 2006-159 authorizes the purchase and installation of an air conditioner for the computer room at Town Hall from Adams Heating & Cooling, for a total cost not to exceed $8,300.

        Resolution 2006-160 accepts a bid for materials, labor and equipment for the repair and resurfacing of the tennis courts at Blatnick Park from Copeland Coating Company, at a cost not to exceed $33,750.

        Resolution 2006-161 employs additional persons in the Recreation Department.

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

                                        Helen Kopke, Town Clerk
        




 
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