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Town Board Minutes 11/14/06
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 14TH DAY OF NOVEMBER, 2006, AT THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT;

LIZ ORZEL KASPER, COUNCILWOMAN
WILLIAM R. CHAPMAN, COUNCILMAN
MARIE P. FREUND, COUNCILWOMAN
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; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; Amy Houlihan, Assessor.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
        Public Hearing No. 1 – considers amendment to the Code of the Town, Chapter 180, entitled Soil Erosion and Sediment Control.  This is an outgrowth of the new MS4 regulations for storm water control as part of the Clean Water Act.  
        When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed the public hearing.

        Public Hearing No. 2 – authorizes the use of Reserve Funds for the development of a new well.  The Town has finished redevelopment and it is time to go forward with a new well so that the Town can pump as much water as possible and be as self sufficient as possible.  The cost will be between $100,000 and $150,000.  Richard Pollock has been reviewing reports and has been collecting as much data as possible on well drilling as far as what type of performance we have had in the past, what had been projected and how long it lasted.  This data has been collected so that the hydro geologists can give their input as to where they consider the right place to drill, so they can properly size the well, and the proper pumping rates.   
        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 October 17 and October 24, 2006 were approved as presented with corrections.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        Gail Kort, suggested some improvements to the Dog Park and gave the Town Board members photos of the park demonstrating the areas of concern.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS

        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes unless otherwise noted.

        Resolution 2006-231 authorizes the Supervisor to sign an Agreement permitting Richard T. Simon, owner of 2695 Balltown Road, to construction a fence on a portion of the Town’s easement.

        Resolution 2006-232 calls for a public hearing November 28, 2006 at 7 p.m. to consider leasing of space on the water tower of Consolidated Water District No. 1 for the purpose of installing an antenna for a personal communications service system by Cellco Partnership dba Verizon Wireless at an annual rental fee of $21,600 yearly.

        Resolution 2006-233 authorizes the execution of an Outside Water User Agreement to The Monarch Group, owners of 2550 Banker Avenue.

        Resolution 2006-234 authorizes the execution of an Outside Water User Agreement with The Monarch Group, owners of 2554 Banker Avenue.

        Resolution 2006-235 authorizes the execution of an Outside Water User Agreement with Justin Trentini, owner of 2593 Banker Avenue.

        Resolution 2006-236 authorizes retaining paving services to provide labor, material and equipment from Allen Potts Construction, for the reconstruction of a portion of the access road to the leachate pump station for a total cost not to exceed $14,500.

GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
        Resolution 2006-237 authorizes the Supervisor to file an application for a grant to be used for the design and construction of a vehicle wash facility in the Town.

        Resolution 2006-238 appoints Ida Frisone to the position of part-time Clerk in the Tax Office, effective retroactive to November 7, 2006, at a rate of compensation of $10.017 per hour, without benefits.

        Resolution 2006-239 approves the Preliminary Budget of the Town for 2007

        Resolution 2006-240 adopts the Assessment Roll for 2007 for Consolidated Water District No. 1.

        Resolution 2006-241 adopts the Assessment Roll for 2007 for Consolidated Sewer District No. 1.

        Resolution 2006-242 adopts the Assessment Roll for 2007 for Sewer District No. 6.

        Resolution 2006-243 adopts the Assessment Roll for 2007 for Drainage District No. 6, 7, 8,9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, and 19.

        Resolution 2006-244 adopts the Budget for 2007 for Lighting District No. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.

        Resolution 2006-245 adopts the Budget for 2007 for Park District No. 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

        Resolution 2006-246 approves a Water Contract Amendment for the supply and purchase of water between the Town of Niskayuna and the City of Schenectady effective November 14, 2006.

        Resolution 2006-247 calls for a public hearing November 28, 2006 at 7:05 p.m. to consider the appropriations $2,060 from the Reserve Fund for Highway Repairs and Improvements to finance a portion of the costs associated with the Town’s Highway Repair Program.

        Resolution 2006-248 calls for a public hearing November 28, 2006 at 7:10 p.m. to consider the transfer of the remaining balance of the Repair Reserve to the Capital Improvement Reserve for Consolidated Water District No. 1, the transfer of the remaining balance of the Repair Reserve to the Capital Improvement Reserve for Consolidated Sewer District No. 1, and the transfer of the remaining balance of the Repair Reserve to the Capital Improvement Reserve for Sewer District No. 6.

        Resolution 2006-249 authorizes the purchase of computer equipment for use in the Assessor’s Office, at a cost of $4,690.20 from Dell Computer Corporation plus the purchase of a server from Tripp Lite SmartPro at a cost of $600.

        Resolution 2006-250 reappoints Norman Hoffman, to the Board of Assessment Review, for a term of office to expire September 30, 2011.

        At this time, Supervisor Smith requested that the Board go into Executive Session to discus a union contract and an additional contractual matter.

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

                                        Helen Kopke, Town Clerk
                                                                                                                                                 


 
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