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Town Board Minutes 5/15/2008



AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 15TH DAY OF MAY, 2008, AT THE NISKAYUNA TOWN BOARD ROOM, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:

JULIE M. McDONNELL, COUNCILWOMAN
MARIA P. FREUND, COUNCILWOMAN
DIANE P. O’DONNELL, COUNCILWOMAN
LIZ ORZEL KASPER, COUNCILWOMAN
JOE LANDRY, SUPERV ISOR

        Others present:  Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk; Eric Dickson, Town Attorney; Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water & Sewer; Matthew Yetto, Jr. Engineer; Ray Smith, Highway Department; Kathy Matern, Town Planner; Paul Sebesta, Comptroller; Lew Moskowitz, Chief of Police, and Kathleen Gansfuss, Director of Recreation.

PUBLIC HEARINGS
        A public hearing was held to consider the increase and improvement of facilities of Consolidated Water District No. 1 consisting of the development of four (4) new water wells.
        When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Landry closed the Public Hearing.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
        XXXXX, 208 Jackson Avenue, Schenectady, informed the Board that he does advocacy work for the disabled.  He reviewed a number of projects from the City of Schenectady such as the $110,000 grant received for curb cuts in the downtown area, $400,000 in State and Park Recreation funds to improve facilities at Central Park, working to have Central Park become a regional park so they can diversify their revenue and travel and tourism.  
He announced the upcoming Disability Awareness Access Festival which brings different service advocates together and described the agencies and activities involved in the festival.  It will be held Friday, June 27 from 12 noon to 7 p.m. at the Schenectady Central Park Pavilion in Schenectady.  The Town of Niskayuna has an accessible playground and he advocated that each entity in the County should have an ADA Coordinator.

        XXXXX, 2421 Troy Road, urged the Board to consider a limited building moratorium that would take care of many historic sites, open space, and monuments in the Town.  Since 1965 she has been involved in listing the historic buildings and districts throughout our Town such as the train station, Lock 7, and the Erie Canal.  She distributed Legal Aspects of Historic Preservation to the Board and also a copy of their request to the Appellate Court.    






RESOLUTIONS
        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of five ayes (unless otherwise noted).
        Resolution 2008-92 adopted a Local Law to amend Chapter 151-9 of the Code to include certain items not allowed for sale at Niska-Day or other public events held in the Town.

        Resolution 2008-93 calls for a public hearing May 27 at 7 p.m. to consider amendment of a Local Law which would prohibit smoking within the confines of any Niskayuna Town Park.

        Resolution 2008-94 approves an increase and improvement of the facilities of Consolidated Water District No. 1 consisting of the development of four (4) new wells at a maximum estimated cost of $693,175.

        Resolution 2008-95 authorizes the acceptance of the bid from Lash Contracting, for the development of four (4) new wells and appurtenances at a cost not to exceed $693,175.

        Resolution 2008-96 authorizes the issuance of serial bonds not to exceed $193,175 for four (4) new wells for Consolidated Water District No. 1.

        Resolution 2008-97 rejects all bids received for the renovation of the Grange Building.

        Resolution 2008-98 amends the official map of the Town to eliminate the paper street known as Powell Road and authorizes the Town Planner to incorporate this amendment into the Town’s official map.

        Resolution 2008-99 appoints individuals to the Recreation Program to the position and rate of compensation listed effective April 3, 2008 and supersedes Resolution 2008-76. of April 10, 2008.

        Resolution 2008-100 appoints Caitlin Bushnell, to the position of part-time on-call Civilian Police Dispatcher, for assignment on an as-needed basis, at a rate of compensation of $16.8831 per hour, without benefits, effective April 3, 2008 and supersedes Resolution 2008-74 from April 10, 2008.

        There being no further business to come before the Town Board, Supervisor Landry adjourned the Special Meeting.

                                                Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk

        

        


 
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