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Town Board Minutes 5/1/2007
AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 1ST DAY OF MAY, 2007 AT THE NISKAYUNA TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, 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 Atrorney; Lou Moskowitz, Chief of Police; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; Rich Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        6292007_102821_0.png, felt that raising the fee from $10 to $50 for the redemption of animals was too high for many Niskayuna families.  Supervisor Smith noted that the fee will be the cost that the Town incurs for this service.  Residents who do not have dogs should not have to cover the expense of redemption.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS
        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes unless otherwise stated.
        Resolution 2007-105 authorizes the purchase of a cab and chassis with body, for the Water & Sewer Department, from International Truck & Engine Corp. at a cost of $80,000.

        Resolution 2007-106 appoints Douglas H. Palazeke, to the position of Sewage Treatment Plant Trainee, at the rate of $17.12 per hour, effective June 4, 2007.

        Resolution 2007-107 appoints temporary seasonal laborers in the Water & Sewer Department effective May 15.

                                GENERAL RESOLUTIONS
        Resolution 2007-108 appoints Christina Dutcher, as a part-time, on-call, Civilian Police Dispatcher, on an as-needed basis, at a rate of compensation of $16.5521 per hour, without benefits.

        Resolution 2007-109 approves a Special Use Permit for 1758 Union Street for the reuse as a medical office building for Dr. Gerry Brescia.

        Resolution 2007-110 approves Local Law 6 of 2007 and amends the Zoning Ordinance regarding Inn and Hotels.

        Resolution 2007-111 grants an easement to Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation in connection with the installation of buried cable and conduit at the Town’s Community Center on Aqueduct Road.

        Resolution 2007-112 authorizes the Comptroller to make transfers of funds for the 2006 Budgets.

        Resolution 2007-113 authorizes the purchase of a sander for the Highway Department from Loughberry Mfg Company at a cost not to exceed $9,500.

        Resolution 2007-114 employs additional persons in the Recreation Department for recreation programs and Planning Department for an intern.

        Resolution 2007-115 appoints temporary seasonal laborers in the Parks Department.

        Resolution 2007-116 authorizes a renewal agreement for insurance coverage for the Town.
Supervisor Smith stated that the consultant has been working on insurance coverage proposals and the new proposed coverage will save the Town $119,000 for general insurance.  The Town secures proposals about every five or six years because it is more cost effective than yearly.  The bid process is involved and costs the Town $6,000 for a consultant who reviewed our current coverage and assured the Town that the current proposal meets or exceeds current coverage.

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


                                Helen Kopke, Town Clerk


 
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