AT A REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA, DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 17TH DAY OF JULY, 2007, AT THE 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: Helen Kopke, Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer; and Lew Moskowitz, Chief of Police.
TOWN CLERK’S BUSINESS
The minutes of the meetings of June 25 and July 10 were approved as presented.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
, stated that as of this evening, the day care home was in the process of renewing their license. It is believed that New York State has been inspecting the site and it was reported that they have received numerous violations in the past.
Regarding the report of speeding, an electronic device was installed on the road to monitor speeds which has helped slow down traffic. The residents of this street would like the 30 mph speed limit reduced. The Police Department will review this request.
, lives next door to the day care. He described the environment of living so close to this facility and that he has complained to State inspectors on numerous occasions. He has also complained to the Town’s Building Department but because the debris was not raw garbage there was nothing they could do about it. In response
to the State inspectors, debris has recently been removed. The Police Department has been called on numerous occasions who have done the best they can and have responded adequately.
He understands that as long as they are licensed, the landlord cannot refuse them. He feels that Niskayuna is one of the only municipalities that does not have a Certificate of Occupancy inspection for rental single family homes. He feels these inspections would help avoid some of the problems associated with this neighbor such as prefab steps with holes in them, a 30” high rear porch without a hand rail, and debris in the yard. He also has to endure 7 to 10 screaming kids while he is trying to enjoy dinner. Neighbors have taken video pictures of unsupervised children when they were seen playing in the back yard that contained a pool. He also noticed four cars in the driveway, some of which are not licensed. Parents use his driveway to turn around and
his vehicle has been hit three times.
Resolution 2007-164 authorizes the advertising for bids for engineering services to oversee the development of two production wells and two exploratory wells for Consolidated Water District No. 1.
Resolution 2007-165 amends the Code of the Town, Chapter 81, Dogs and Other Animals, and increases Impoundment Fees.
Resolution 2007-166 appoints Michelle Dickinson, as a Civilian Police Dispatcher, on a permanent basis, effective August 1, 2007, at a rate of compensation of $29,930.
Resolution 2007-167 authorizes the replacement of the air conditioning compressor at the Town Office Building from Eastern Heating & Cooling, at a cost not to exceed $18,650.
Resolution 2007-168 authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement with The Chazen Companies, to prepare a detailed topographic survey, mapping & preparation of easements for the proposed Town bike path entrances that cross private properties for 1) Town Park to Rosendale School; 2) Martin Marietta Property (KAPL) along River Road; and 3) GE property to Town Park, at a total cost not to exceed $15,000.
Resolution 2007-169 accepts title to a portion of Becker Street, and Breanna Drive in the Cedar Hills Subdivision.
Resolution 2007-170 accepts a bid for materials, labor, and equipment for surface treatment of Town highways from Gorman Brothers.
Resolution 2007-171 employs additional persons and modifies the rate of compensation of certain employees in the Recreation Program.
Resolution 2007-172 authorizes the purchase of playground equipment for River Road Park from R. E. Woodson, at a total cost not to exceed $80,200.
At this time, Supervisor Smith requested, and the Town Board approved, that the Board go into Executive Session to discuss matters leading to an appointment of a particular person.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Supervisor Smith adjourned the meeting.
Helen F. Kopke, Town Clerk