AT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 9th DAY OF DECEMBER, 2010, AT THE NISKAYUNA OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:
Jonathan McKinney, Councilman
Denise Murphy McGraw, Councilwoman
Julie McDonnell, Councilwoman
Joe Landry, Supervisor
Liz Orzel Kasper, Councilwoman absent
Also present: Barbara Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk, Peter Scagnelli, Town Attorney, John Lubrant, Chief of Police, Matt Miller, Deputy Town Attorney, Paul Sebesta, Comptroller, Paul Briggs, Deputy Town Attorney and Bill Lawrence, Computer Network Coordinator.
The following resolutions were passed with a vote of four ayes unless otherwise noted.
Resolution 2010-264 authorizes the Supervisor to accept a proposal for a new administrator for the Town’s dental program. Supervisor Landry commends the Town’s insurance broker and the comptroller for their work on putting together the new recommendation to go with Delta Dental.
Resolution 2010-265 accepts a bid for a drainage project on Fox Hollow Road.
Resolution 2010-266 authorizes an addendum to a collective bargaining agreement.
Resolution 2010-267 is a ceremonial resolution to congratulate the Schenectady Jewish community Center on its 90th anniversary.
There being no further business to come before the Town Board, Supervisor Landry adjourned the Special Meeting and moved to the Agenda Meeting.
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR
Lorene Zabin, 2455 Brookshire Drive, asks why procedures continue to change? In the past, privilege of the floor was included in the special meeting and not the agenda meeting. She thinks there should be more consistency.
Regarding $50,000 bonded for the skate park paving in Blatnick Park, she feels there is no payback. She would like to see more information on this proposal. She does not feel we need an ice skating park when the County has a rink; that it’s a double taxation for the Town. She feels the Town is bonding unnecessarily and increasing its debt.
She would like to see the supervisor respond to the public at the meetings instead of making himself available for questions only during his daytime office hours.
She is concerned about several buildings that remain vacant in the town and wishes the Board could somehow intervene using their positions to make things happen. She also commented that the Town Hall looked lovely, decorated for the holidays.
Upon closing of privilege of the floor, Supervisor Landry repeated his invitation to the public to call him in his office. He is available everyday, taking hundreds of phone calls and is glad to speak with anyone wishing to call.
Barbara A. Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk