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Town Board Minutes 6/13/06
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 13TH DAY OF JUNE, 2006 AT THE TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT;

WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN, COUNCILMAN
MARIA P. FREUND, COUNCILWOMAN
LUKE J. SMITH, SUPERVISOR

        Others present:  Helen Kopke, Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; John Lubrant, Police Lieut.; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; Amy Houlihan, Assessor; Lew Moskowitz; Chief of Police.

PUBLIC HEARING
        A public hearing was held regarding the formation of Drainage District No. 24 (Bella Estates).  When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed the public hearing.
        
TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
        The minutes of the meeting of May 23, 2006 were approved as presented.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed Priviledge of the Floor.

GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of three ayes (Councilwoman Kasper and O’Donnell were absent).
        
Resolution 2006-140 permanently appoints Lewis Moskowitz as Chief of Police.
        Councilman Chapman noted that Chief Moskowitz has served the Town well for 22 years.  He felt that the Chief understands the human condition and the Police Department does a good job of upholding the law and also of working with youth and others that are trying to find their way.  
        Councilwoman Freund stated that the Chief is a wonderful person proved by her knowledge of his two children who are great kids.    
        Supervisor Smith stated that Chief Moskowitz was provisionally appointed Chief with unanimous support of the Board and he believes that the law enforcement community is also behind him.  Many of the present members of the Police Department were in attendance tonight along with a number of retirees and Retired Chief Mark Sollohub and Sheriff Buffardi.  As a Lieutenant and Acting Chief, it has been a pleasurable experience to work with him and he is confident that the Police Department is in good hands. Chief Sollohub recommended him to the Board and he made a good choice.  

        Resolution 2006-141 recommends that the Department of Energy pursue Alternative 4 in dismantle the SPRU buildings and remove all radioactive contaminants from the KAPL site; that the Department of Energy strictly adhere to all Federal and State regulations relating to the handling, transporting and disposal of radioactive contaminants; and that the Department of Energy provide the Town with annual updates on the progress of this project regardless of which disposition Alternative is selected.

        Resolution 2006-142 calls for a public hearing August 15, at 7 pm, regarding the Town’s proposed Agency Plan for Section 8 Rental Assistance.

        Resolution 2006-143 authorizes the Assessor to proceed with the update of the assessment roll for the Town to be completed and in place for the March 1, 2008 assessment roll.

        Resolution 2006-144 authorizes the purchase of twelve Dell OptiPlex desktop computers from Dell Corporation, at a total cost not to exceed $11,000 and approves the purchase of a PowerEdge network file server from Dell Corporation at a total cost not to exceed $6,000.

        Resolution 2006-145 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement with AFLAC to provide voluntary, short-term, disability insurance with optional dental, specified health and accident insurance coverage with all costs to be the responsible of the employee.

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

                                        Helen F. Kopke, Town Clerk



 
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