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Town Board Minutes 9/15/2011
AT THE SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF NISKAYUNA DULY CALLED AND HELD ON THE 15TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2011, AT THE NISKAYUNA OFFICE BUILDING, ONE NISKAYUNA CIRCLE, NISKAYUNA, NEW YORK, THE FOLLOWING MEMBERS WERE PRESENT:

Jonathan McKinney, Councilman
Liz Orzel Kasper, Councilwoman
Denise Murphy McGraw, Councilwoman
Joe Landry, Supervisor

Julie McDonnell, Councilwoman, absent


        Also present: Barbara A. Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk, Peter Scagnelli, Town Attorney, Matt Miller, Deputy Town Attorney, John Lubrant, Chief of Police, Stan Fiminski, Deputy Chief of Police, Paul Sebesta, Comptroller,  Richard Pollock, Superintendent of Water and Sewer, Kathy Matern, Town Planner and Julie Lohre, Recreation Supervisor.

PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR

        Gloria Brand, 1365 Van Antwerp Road, expressed concern about changes in personnel at the Senior Center. The older seniors were used to seeing Kathy, Sue and Annette. She hopes they continue to attend the Center and that new staff members will have the same consideration for the seniors as this is the only social outing for many of them.

        Lorene Zabin, 2455 Brookshire Drive, expressed concern about the qualifications of a person on a resolution to be hired to work in the kitchen at the Senior Center.

        Mae Burgess, 848 Maxwell Drive, has trouble attending Senior Programs Committee meetings and asked that they switch the schedule to make it easier for more people to attend.  She questioned hiring a new employee that lives in the City of Schenectady while another employee had to leave because they did not live in Niskayuna. Supervisor Landry explained that the employee that left lived outside Schenectady County, therefore was not eligible to take a County Civil Service test for the position she held.

PUBLIC HEARINGS

        Public Hearing No. 1, considers an amendment to the Vehicle and Traffic Code to provide for the installation of Stop Signs on Gala Place and Lishakill Road, Gala Place and Lori Drive, Empire Drive and Lori Drive and Hislope Road and Lori Drive.

When no members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Landry closed the public hearing.

        Public Hearing No. 2, considers an amendment to the Vehicle and Traffic Code to provide for the installation of a Stop Sign on Ingersoll and Mansion.

        Lorene Zabin, 2455 Brookshire Drive, as a matter of clarification, asked if this intersection is within the new shopping center under construction on Balltown Road and State Street?  She was told that it is.

        Leslie Gold, 1919 Pawtucket Road, said she was in favor of this stop sign. She felt it would be needed for internal traffic control at the mall.

        When no other members of the public wished to be heard, Supervisor Landry closed the public hearing.

RESOLUTIONS

        The following resolutions were approved with a vote of four ayes unless otherwise noted.

        Resolution 2011-169, employs additional persons in the Niskayuna Recreation Program. The resolution passed with a vote of four ayes.

        Resolution 2011-170, amends Chapter 180 of the Town Code entitled Soil Erosion and Sediment Control. The resolution passed with a vote of four ayes.

        Resolution 2011-171, authorizes the Supervisor to enter into an agreement to permit construction of a portion of a fence within a town easement. The resolution passed with a vote of four ayes.

        Resolution 2011-172, was tabled.

        Resolution 2011-173, honors the players and coaches of the 2011 Niskayuna High School Girls Varsity Lacrosse Team for advancing to the New York State Regional Finals and for being Section II, Class A champions five years in a row. The resolution passed with a vote of four ayes.


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

Barbara A. Nottke, Deputy Town Clerk



        




 
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