AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 22ND DAY OF MAY, 2007 AT THE 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; Frank Gavin, Superintendent of Highways; Matt Yetto, Jr. Engineer; Lew Moskowitz, Chief of Police; Stan Fiminski, Police Lieut.; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; and Bill Lawrence, Information Technology.
TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
The minutes of the meeting of May 1, 2007 were approved by the Board as presented.
Matt Yetto, Jr. Engineer, presented the Town’s Annual Stormwater Report.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
When no members of the public wished to speak, Supervisor Smith closed Privilege of the Floor.
The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes unless otherwise noted.
Resolution 2007-117 appoints Timothy Capitummino and Paul Pedicone as temporary seasonal laborers in the Water & Sewer Department.
Resolution 2007 -118 appoints Rich Keller, Jr. to the position of Water & Sewer Maintenance Supervisor on a temporary basis, effective retroactive to February 26, 2007.
Resolution 2007-119, appoints Jeffrey McGurn and Jean Ponce Tea as Student Interns for the Engineering Department effective May 29, 2007 and terminating December 31, 2007.
Resolution 2007-120, authorizes the preparation of bid specifications and to advertise for bids for an automatic water meter read system (AMR).
Resolution 2007-121 retains Allen Potts Construction, to provide labor, materials, and equipment for the reconstruction of a portion of a driveway at 873 Harris Drive that was damaged by a water main break, at a total cost not to exceed $5,000.
Resolution 2007-122 calls for a public hearing at 7 p.m. June 12, 2007 to amend the Code to consider enactment of a local law to be known as the Under Aged Consumption of Alcoholic Beverages and/or Use of Drugs at Private Parties Law.
Resolution 2007-123 authorizes the purchase of a network file server with backup software from Dell Computer Corporation, at a total cost not to exceed $14,350; the purchase of exchange migration software from Quest Software, at a total cost not to exceed $1,500; and authorize support services from Diversified Network Solutions, at a cost not to exceed $2,000.
Resolution 2007-124 amends the Purchasing Policy for the Town.
Resolution 2007-125 authorizes a modification of the Town’s Dental Plan to cover implants paid at 50%, subject to an existing $2,500 annual cap per person.
Resolution 2007-126 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a renewal agreement for telephone services with One Communications.
Resolution 2007-127 appoints Gloria Duck to the permanent position of Confidential Secretary, effective immediately.
Resolution 2007-128 retains Gorman Brothers for the replacement of liquid bituminous materials to joint and crack filler/sealer to preserve the Town’s highways.
Resolution 2007-129 authorizes Frank E. Gavin III or his designee to attend the 2007 Highway School on June 4-6 in Ithaca, New York.
Resolution 2007-130 authorizes the revision of the Highway Permit Fee Schedule to reflect increased costs associated with the repair of road cut surfaces.
Resolution 2007-131 employs additional persons in the Recreation Program.
Resolution 2007-132 appoints Trevor Gavin to the position of full time Grounds Worker at a salary of $13.7045 per hour effective retroactive to May 21, 2007.
Resolution 2007-133 appoints Lee Chiaro, to the full time position of Grounds Worker in the Parks Department at a salary of $13.7045 per hour, effective June 4, 2007.
Resolution 2007-134 authorizes the purchase of a gas range for the Community Center from Nino’s Equipment, at a total cost of $7,696.35.
Resolution 2007-135 authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Public Benefit Services Agreement with the County of Schenectady for the purchase and installation of a storage shed at the Niskayuna Soccer Park. The resolution was approved with a vote of four ayes, with Supervisor Smith voting no.
Resolution 2007-136 modifies fees for residents and non-residents for the Swim and Dive Team membership for the Town pool.
At this time, the Board voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss a contract issue and a legal issue before the Board.
When no other business came before the Town Board, Supervisor Smith adjourned the meeting.
Helen Kopke, Town Clerk