AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 17TH DAY OF APRIL, 2007 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
MARIE P. FREUND, COUNCILWOMAN
DIANE P. O’DONNELL, COUNCILWOMAN
LUKE J. SMITH, SUPERVISOR
Others present: Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Kevin Walsh, Chairman, Planning Board; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer; Lew Moskowitz, Chief of Police.
Public Hearing No. 1 – Considers amendment to the Zoning Ordinance for removal of inns and hotels from R-3 zoning District and add inns to C-H Zoning Districts. This amendment also adds motels to the standards of hotels and inns. They are also changing the requirements for hotels and motels from requiring 30,000 SF to two acres.
When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed the Public Hearing.
Public Hearing No. 2 – Requests a Special Use Permit for 1758 Union Street (reuse as a medical office building)
The Town Planner stated that this Special Use Permit is needed because in 1985 the original Special Use Permit was specific to Professional Office. The owner wishes to put in a medical tenant and the standards for medical office versus professional are different (such as parking requirements) so a new Special Use Permit is needed. If the Special Use Permit (just for medical) is issued it will go back to the Planning Board for Site Plan Review. The number of medical offices will be limited by the square footage of the building.
Dr. Jerry Brescia, 1758 Union Street, owner of the building, stated that the proposed tenant will be doing vascular ultrasound procedures (not MRI’s or x-rays). Councilman Chapman asked about handicapped parking, entrances and exits to Union Street and Eastern Parkway, and replacement of a small retaining wall in the front of the building. The site meets green space requirements. Number of handicapped spaces is based on square footage of the building and the building only requires one. One tenant will be using the building.
When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed the public hearing.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
called the Board’s attention to an editorial from an animal doctor about cats using front yards as a liter box. The article stated that every municipality should have legislation prohibiting people from letting their cats go off their property and she requested that the Board consider such an ordinance.
When no other members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Smith closed Privilege of the Floor.
TOWN CLERK’S MINUTES
The minutes of the meeting of March 27th were approved as presented.
The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes unless otherwise noted.
Resolution 2007-96 takes action to authorize the Supervisor to enter into an Inspection and Maintenance Agreement for inspection, maintenance and repair services of fire hydrants at Tall oaks Apartments, 2475 Brookshire Drive.
Resolution 2007-97 appoints Eric Felpel, to the position of Water & Sewer Maintenance Worker in the Water & Sewer Department, effective April 30, 2007.
Resolution 2007-98 approves Local Law 4-2007 amending Chapter 220, Zoning, regarding Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan, Park, and Open Space definitions.
Resolution 2007-99 approves Local Law 5-2007, amending Chapter 189, Subdivision of Land, regarding Pollution Prevention Plan, Park, and Open Space definitions.
Resolution 2007-100 amends the Official Map to eliminate the paper streets located within the proposed Fieldstone Estates P. U. D.
Resolution 2007-101 authorizes Mary Ann Ruscitto and Valarie Peters to attend the New York Office of the State Comptroller Basic Accounting School on May 15-17 at a cost of $80.
Resolution 2007-102 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a contract with Empire State Fireworks Mfg. Co. to provide the fireworks display that culminates the Niska-Day celebration, at a cost not to exceed $6,000.
Resolution 2007-103 authorizes the purchase of grass seed and fertilizer to be used in the Highway and Parks operation during 2007.
Resolution 2007-104 accepts title to Toriana Court in the Bella Estates Subdivision.
At this time Supervisor Smith requested, and the Board approved, that they go into executive session to discuss a litigation issue.
There being no further business to come before the Town Board, Supervisor Smith adjourned the meeting.
Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk