SPECIAL YEAR-END MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF SARATOGA, 30 FERRY ST.,
Wednesday, December 27, 2006
Supervisor Thomas Wood opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
at 4:00 p.m.
Roll call: Ruth Drumm, Town Clerk, called the roll. Supervisor Thomas Wood - present, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – absent (arrived at 4:18 p.m.), Councilman Fred Drumm- present and Councilman Charles Hanehan – present
Also present: Assessor/Bookkeeper Catherine DeFelice and Highway Superintendent Dave Hall.
Public Comments on Agenda Items: None
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilman Fred Drumm
the following Resolution #06-131 – Trask Lane Dedication - Nielson Road Subdivision was adopted by vote: Supervisor Thomas Wood - aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval – aye, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin – absent. Carried 4 – 0.
WHEREAS, Neilson Road, LLC, the owner of premises to be known as “Trask Lane” has made an offer of a dedication of the said premises to be used by the Town of Saratoga as a public highway, and
WHEREAS, the construction of the road has been examined by the Town Highway Superintendent and the Town Engineer, and the title documents have been reviewed by the Town Attorney, and
WHEREAS, the aforesaid Neilson Road, LLC, is also desirous of conveying to the Town maintenance easements regarding certain drainage and retention pond areas appurtenant to the aforesaid Trask Lane, and
WHEREAS, the aforesaid drainage improvements have been approved by the Town Highway Superintendent and Town Engineer, and title for the easements have been reviewed by the Town Attorney, and
WHEREAS, Trask Lane is shown on an approved subdivision map as being intended for a public highway servicing a subdivision called “Neilson Landing”, it is now therefore,
RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga accept dedication and conveyance of “Trask Lane” and related drainage easements from Neilson Road, LLC, and the premises henceforth shall be considered a Town road and public highway in the Town of Saratoga.
On a motion by Councilman Charles Hanehan and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution #06-133 – Transfer of Funds – $17,859.83 to Buildings A1620.4 was adopted by vote: Supervisor Thomas Wood - aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval – aye, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin – absent. Carried 4 – 0.
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga recognizes the need for a fund transfer to cover expenses for a pole barn at the highway garage (paid for by an increase in state funding), therefore be it
RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga to transfer $17,859.83 from Contingency Account # A1990.4 to Buildings A1620.4.
Councilman Michael McLoughlin arrived at 4:18 p.m.
Supervisor Thomas Wood reported that a reply was received from the NYS DOH regarding the Rt. 29 & Louden Rd. intersection concerns. Mark J. Kennedy responded that for southbound Louden Road motorists, the sight distance to the STOP sign at the intersection is less than desired and a STOP AHEAD warning sign is warranted and will be scheduled for installation. He added that the Department does not have any plans for a reconstruction project for the realignment of the Louden Road intersection with Route 29 and based on the accident history of the location it does not warrant a special reconstruction project to realign the intersection at this time.
Supervisor Thomas Wood announced that a five-justice panel of the Appellate Division of State Supreme Court in Albany ruled unanimously that the Town of Saratoga’s Planning Board had followed the law in regards to the Southard Road Subdivision. This clears the way for the 11 house subdivision.
The latest plans of the MKN Development PUD application off Brown Road were given to the board for review and a presentation will be given to the board on January 4th. A public hearing will be scheduled for the February 12th meeting.
New business: None
Privilege of the floor: No one
v Building Committee – Wednesday, January 3, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
v Agenda meeting – Thursday, January 4, 2007 at 7:00 p.m.
v Regular town board meeting – Monday, January 8, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. (Organizational Meeting)
Audit the Bills: On a motion by Councilman Fred Drumm and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution #06-132 - Approving the payment of bills in Abstract 13G was adopted by vote: Supervisor Thomas Wood - aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval – aye, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye. Carried 5 – 0.
RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga to authorize payment of the bills listed in Abstract 13G (12/27/2006) in the following amounts: General A $33,110.70, General B $7,839.99, Highway Outside $15,637.57, Building Reserve $9,925 and Youth $340.25 for a total expense of $66,853.51.
A motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Charles Hanehan and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval at 5:34 p.m. Supervisor Thomas Wood III – aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye Carried 5 - 0
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