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SPECIAL MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF SARATOGA, 30 FERRY ST.,

SCHUYLERVILLE, NY

 

Friday, March 24, 2006

Noon

 

Supervisor Thomas Wood opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance

at 12:06 p.m.

 

Roll call: Ruth Drumm, Town Clerk, called the roll. Supervisor Thomas Wood- present, Councilman Fred Drumm- absent, Councilman Charles Hanehan- present, Councilwoman Betty Koval present, Councilman Michael McLoughlin absent

Also present: Town Attorney William Reynolds

 

Public Comments on Agenda Items: No one came forward.

 

Old business:

Adult Businesses The board discussed areas of the town where adult businesses could be permitted. The area that will be considered will be outlined by Swamp Road to Hathaway Road to County Road 69 to Route 4 to Haas Road and back to Swamp Road.

General Code The Laws of the Town of Saratoga have been reviewed and suggested revisions have been made. The amended Code was discussed and a careful review of the changes is planned for the first week in April by Town Attorney William Reynolds, Supervisor Thomas Wood and Town Clerk Ruth Drumm. The Code of the Town of Saratoga should be ready for adoption in May. A public hearing will be held. (The code does not include the Zoning Regulations that are currently under review).

The PUD application by Yarislov Zujovic, George & Gertrude Pravda, Owners- 1460 Rt. 9P, Saratoga Springs, S/B/L 180.18-1-2 & 3, Lake Commercial District that proposes 14 units (Townhouses) on 1.2 acres was discussed. Concerns were voiced that the development is too intensive for 1.2 acres and Yarislov Zujovic had told the board that anything less than 14 would not be economically feasible.

Supervisor Thomas Wood reported that the procedural audit of the town records is progressing. The auditor, Richard H. Dinolfo, CPA, has completed the 5 days of work that was budgeted for but has requested additional time for further review in order to complete the audit. Resolution #05-50 was introduced by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilman Charles Hanehan to allocate up to an additional $5,000 to cover additional expenses to complete the audit. A transfer of up to $5,000 will be transferred from Contingency Account A1990.4 to Auditing A1320.4. Supervisor Thomas Wood aye, Councilman Fred Drumm absent, Councilman Charles Hanehan aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval - aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin absent. Carried 3 0.

 

 

 

Supervisor Thomas Wood made a motion to enter into executive session at 1:00 p.m. to discuss the acquisition of property. Councilman Charles Hanehan seconded it. Supervisor Thomas Wood aye, Councilman Fred Drumm absent, Councilman Charles Hanehan aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval - aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin absent.

Carried 3 0.

 

Supervisor Thomas Wood made a motion to close the executive session at 1:24 p.m. Councilman Charles Hanehan seconded it. Thomas Wood aye, Councilman Fred Drumm absent, Councilman Charles Hanehan aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval - aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin absent. Carried 3 0.

 

Councilman Charles Hanehan reported on the conference he attended on Planning a Future for Farms. He added that they had some good ideas. He reported that there are NYS Ag Viability grants available and they should be looked into. He also reported that one way to promote affordable housing is to offer an additional bonus lot to developers of major subdivisions to be used for affordable housing.

 

Upcoming meetings:

Agenda meeting Thursday, April 6, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

Regular town board meeting Monday, April 10, 2006 at 7:00 p.m.

 

A motion to adjourn at 1:30 p.m. was made by Councilwoman Betty Koval

and seconded by Councilman Charles Hanehan . Supervisor Thomas Wood aye, Councilman Fred Drumm absent, Councilman Charles Hanehan aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval - aye, Councilman Michael McLoughlin absent. Carried 3 0.

 

 

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Ruth Drumm

Town Clerk

 

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