DRAFT MINUTES OF
TOWN BOARD MEETING
OF THE TOWN OF SARATOGA,
30 FERRY ST.,
May 12, 2008
Supervisor Thomas Wood opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
at 7:00 p.m.
Roll call: Ruth Drumm, Town Clerk, called the roll. Supervisor Thomas Wood- present, Councilman Fred Drumm - present, Councilman Charles Hanehan- present, Councilwoman Betty Koval - present, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin – absent.
Also present: Town Attorney William Reynolds, Highway Superintendent Dave Hall, Zoning Officer Gil Albert, Tax Collector Jim Gorham, Assessor Victoria Hayner and many other interested members of the public.
Recognitions/Presentations/ Bid openings/ Public Hearings:
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution #08-70 – EMS & Fire Fighter Recognitions 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 of Saratoga established the Supervisor’s Award to recognize the volunteer firefighters and EMS workers for their service and leadership in the community; and
WHEREAS, Richard Drew is a member of Schuyler Hose Company and has served for over 31 years in positions that have included Lieutenant, Captain, Asst. Chief, Chief, and Chief Officer; and
WHEREAS, Bruce Cornell is a member of General Schuyler Emergency Squad and has served for over 20 years in positions that have included Vice-President, member of the Board of Directors, First Responder, and winner of Number of Runs award; and
WHEREAS, William Lloyd is a member of Victory Mills David Nevins Fire Department and has served for over 20 years in positions that have included President and Chief Engineer; and
WHEREAS, Leon Derby is a member of Quaker Springs Fire Department and has served for over 36 years in positions that have included Second Captain, Chief, Assistant Chief, and Department Training Officer; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga extends our congratulations to Richard Drew, Bruce Cornell, William Lloyd, and Leon Derby for being the 2008 recipients of the Supervisor’s Award; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga does hereby recognize and honor to the highest degree possible Richard Drew, Bruce Cornell, William Lloyd, and Leon Derby for their service to and leadership in the community; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga will erect a plaque in Town Hall with the names Richard Drew, Bruce Cornell, William Lloyd, and Leon Derby engraved upon it and they will always be remembered for their service in the Town of Saratoga.
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilman Fred Drumm the following Resolution #08-69 –Ralph Pascucci Recognition 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 of Saratoga created a Zoning Ordinance and established a Planning Board in 1982; and
WHEREAS, Ralph Pascucci was first appointed to the planning Board in March 1982; and
WHEREAS, Ralph Pascucci has been an active member of the Town of Saratoga Planning Board for 26 years serving as chairman of the planning board for 17 years; and
WHEREAS, Ralph Pascucci brought to the Planning Board a high level of professionalism, common sense, and technical knowledge; and
WHEREAS, Ralph Pascucci has been active in many efforts of the Town of Saratoga to revise and update the zoning ordinance and create a Town of Saratoga Comprehensive Plan; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the Town of Saratoga extend a most sincere and genuine thank you to Ralph Pascucci for his years of service and leadership to the town; and be it further
RESOLVED, that the positive impact of Ralph Pascucci's input to the Planning Board shall be long remembered and reflected in the growth and development patterns in the Town of Saratoga.
David Cummings and Dr. Michael Cahill spoke on their recent trip to Fethard, Ireland, our “Sister City”. A meeting of the committees for the five subjects, Genealogy, Equine, History, Farming and Agriculture, and Tourism, will be scheduled in June.
Laura Welles, Saratoga PLAN, addressed the board requesting the board’s support of the revised application for purchasing the development rights easement over the lands of David Larmon.
Approval of Minutes: A motion was made by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval to accept the minutes of the April 14th regular meeting as written. Supervisor Thomas Wood - aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval – aye, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin – absent. Carried 4 – 0.
Town Clerk’s report for April 2008: Town Clerk Ruth Drumm reported. Fees paid to the County Treasurer for Dog Licenses $137.47. Fees paid to the NYS Dept. of Agriculture and Markets for the spay/neuter program $51.00. Fees paid to New York D.E.C. for hunting and fishing licenses $231.45. Fees paid to the New York State Health Department for Marriage licenses $45.00. Dog license fees to Supervisor Thomas Wood $362.53. Clerk fees to Supervisor Thomas Wood $62.05. Total State, County, and Local Revenues received were $889.50.
Zoning Officer’s report for April 2008: Zoning Officer Gil Albert reported: 9 Building Permits, 22 Building Inspections, 1 CO, 3 Junk Yard Permits, 5 Complaints, and 8 misc. A check for $3,177.19 was given to Supervisor Thomas Wood.
Zoning Officer Gil Albert reported that the problems at 1390 Rt. 9P owned by Calvin Gong are coming along and plans are being drafted for the restructuring of the garage.
Dog Control officer’s report for April 2008: Supervisor Thomas Wood read the report for DCO Ed Cross. He answered 30 complaints, traveled 150 miles, issued 9 warnings, took 1 dog to the shelter, responded to 2 dog bites and 13 summonses were issued.
Town Court report for April 2008: The following were closed: 138 Vehicle & Traffic, 11 Criminal/Penal Law, 2 DEC/ENCON, 7 Dog cases, 3 DWIs, 1 Town & Village Ordinance, 2 Small Claims/Civil, 1 Eviction, 0 Bench trials, 2 Divestiture Forms (case transfers) sent to County Court, 17 attended the Science of Speed School, 1 Defendant sentenced to probation, 60 hours of community service issued, 3 days of jail time issued, 0 Orders of Protection issued, and $7,595.00 in fees were paid to the NY State Comptroller.
Tax Collector’s report: No report.
Historian’s report: Historian Sean Kelleher submitted the following report:
The Historian’s office was busy in April. We had appointments to use the collection to research the community. I am also working to re-establish office hours – most likely on Friday mornings starting early - 8 am. The office will also be open by appointment. We are already working with the County on the promotion of 2009 events as part of the Quadricentennial Celebrations. The Old Saratoga Historical Association has planned a joint meeting with the Stillwater Historical Society at the Visitors Center at the Saratoga National Historical Park on Thursday, May 15 at 7 pm. The program is focused on 18th century correspondence between women and men of the Revolutionary War Era.
Assessor’s report: Assessor Victoria Hayner reported:
The 2008 Tentative Assessment Roll was completed during the month of April and available for public viewing on May 1st, 2008. I will be sitting with the Roll on Mondays from 9:00 – 1:00 PM, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (excepting May 7th). I will also sit with the roll on Monday evening May 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 PM and on Saturday, May 17th from 9:30 – 12:30 PM. I will also make myself available by appointment if necessary.
The Board of Assessment Review is scheduled to meet on May 27th between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM. Concerned property owners wishing to grieve their assessment will be seen on a first-come, first serve basis. Forms necessary to grieve are available in our office or online at the NYS ORPS website.
Next year’s roll has been created and we are currently waiting for the County to release sales for March and April for recording on our file.
Summer hours for the Assessor’s office starting Memorial Day through Labor Day will be Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. The office will be closed on Fridays.
Supervisor’s report: Supervisor Thomas Wood presented his financial report as follows:
GENERAL FUND – TOWNWIDE (A FUND) YTD
April Revenues + 7,619.38 563,531.97
April Disbursements -49,008.11 176,117.07
Balance April 30 1,137,617.89
GENERAL FUND – OUTSIDE VILLAGE (B FUND)
April Revenues +43,033.00 226,565.91
April Disbursements --5,884.30 130,366.59
Balance April 30 $200,981.16
HIGHWAY FUND – OUTSIDE VILLAGE (DB FUND)
April Revenues + 67,574.59 339,285.67
April Disbursements - 49,562.25 376,372.60
Balance April 30 385,554.72
YOUTH RECREATION & SERVICE April 30 $274.01
HIGHWAY EQUIPMENT RESERVE April 30 $899.47
BUILDING RESERVE April 30 $1,225,701.54
PARKS April 30 $53,054.14
RISK April 30 $28,845.15
Supervisor Thomas Wood reported that the 2008 Saratoga County Farmland Protection and Open Space Preservation Grant Program Applications are now available. The deadline for submission is July 31, 2008.
Supervisor Thomas Wood added that the Shared Services Grant was denied.
Highway: Highway Superintendent Dave Hall reported that they are busy ditching and patching roads and work on Sweet Road will start June 1st. The asbestos testing at the old town garage will be done tomorrow. He added that Rick Drew is retiring.
Public comments on agenda items:
Roger Sherman asked the board if they knew why the shared services grant was denied. Supervisor Thomas Wood stated he will speak with Tracy Clothier of the LA Group who wrote the grant to see if she can look at the score sheet on the application to see where we could improve when applying again.
Councilman Charles Hanehan thanked Supervisor Thomas Wood for his great effort in getting the information out to the public for the town hall vote. He was honest, forthright and open. The board wholeheartedly agreed.
Landfill: No report.
Insurance: No report.
Youth: No report.
There will be a bus trip to Metamoras, Pa., June 18th. Members will attend a dinner theater titled “Shotgun Wedding.”
Councilwoman Betty Koval reported that the Schuylerville Senior Citizens met on April 22nd, Supervisor Thomas Wood gave a presentation on the former school purchase for use as a town hall. May 13th reservations are due for the annual birthday party meeting in June.
May 20 & 21st – “55 Alive” driver training
May 27th – The Moreau Fun Band will entertain at the regular meeting.
June 10th – The annual birthday party meeting.
June 11th – Day trip to Chatham to see the show “7 Brides for 7 Brothers”
Park Committee: Schuyler Park Update – Laurie Griffen & Dan Gale, Co-Chairs of the park committee, reported on the progress being made at the 27 acre park site donated to the town by Saratoga Builders. The intent of the park is to take pressure off the current fields at Ft. Hardy and at the school which are crowded. The master plan for the park, by the LA Group, consists of a 50/50 ratio of active and passive recreation. The plan, which is expected to be done in phases and may take a couple years, is for 2 Little League fields, 2 World Cup sized soccer fields, a playground, a basketball court, walking trails, a concession stand and restrooms. Laurie Griffen stated that Dr. Leon Reed has been involved and the school is interested in partnering with us. There has been very positive response and support from both the Town of Northumberland and the Town of Saratoga residents and many volunteers have come forth. The following are just a few that have helped and all are greatly appreciated: Milton Caterpillar, Saratoga BOCES, QSFD, Brookside Farms, and Sue Reynolds for designing the sign.
Supervisor Thomas Wood reported that the deed for the Quaker Springs Mineral Park was obtained in the fall of 2005. Councilman Michael McLoughlin will form a committee for the development of the Quaker Springs Mineral Spring Park. Anyone wishing to serve should contact Councilman Michael McLoughlin. Stephen Bodnar volunteered and stated that the QSFD could pump out the spring as they have in the past.
National Incident Management System Committee (NIMS): Jim Miers, Emergency Operations Coordinator, reported that they continue to work with National Grid to identify residents with special needs. He noted that with the advent of summer weather; keep an eye on the sky for severe storms. He added that additional wiring and phone lines will be needed at the command center in the new town hall. There is a new round of FEMA grants in September and if obtained could help defray 90% of the cost of an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). He noted that the Town’s emergency plan should be in place by late fall for town board approval. He added that the next meeting will be June 19th and they will not meet in July or August.
General Schuyler Emergency Squad: Sherry Doubleday reported that last Monday they held a mock car crash at the Schuylerville Central School for grades 9 through 12. It was set up as caused by a distracted driver and it went very well. She stated that they will be participating in Sundae on the Farm. They now have an Incentive Program for members. A grant has been received which will enable them to offer through Saratoga Hospital self-teaching CPR kits to new parents for use on their newborns.
Quaker Springs Fire Department (QSFD): Stephen Bodnar addressed the board. He reported that the fire department responded to 9 alarms in April. The annual Chicken BBQ held on May 4, 2008 was a big success. The department worked at the regattas on May 10th and 11th. They will be participating in the Memorial Day Parade. The commissioners have decided, on the advice of the architect and attorney, to wait until July 1st for bids on the substation because of changes in the WICKS Law which should save a considerable amount of money. Commissioner Jim Burke has completed the required training by NY State. The commissioners approved the start of an Explorer Group for 14 and 15 year olds. Their next meeting will be 5/19/2008 at 7:00 pm.
Saratoga County Farm Bureau (SCFB): The report by Marty Hanehan, Turning Point Dairy, was read by Supervisor Thomas Wood as follows:
Spring planting is going on now on our local farms. Corn planting was delayed in our area a little bit due to the rain at the beginning of May. But, due to the rain the new seedings and the hay crop have benefited and are growing good. You should see grass and Alfalfa being cut and chopped starting within one week. Tillage and planting are being done now with the fuel trucks delivering fuel frequently. You all know the impact of that. Generally, spring work is progressing well. Also, the Agriculture Community wants to say congratulations and good luck with the New Town Hall!
On a motion by Councilman Charles Hanehan and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution # 08-71 Turning Point Parade 2008 – August 3rd – Theme “Heroes Through History” - $2,000 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 Fourteenth Annual Turning Point Parade will take place on Sunday, August 3rd in the Village of Schuylerville, and
Whereas, this parade’s mission has served as a reminder of the history and heritage of this special area where the battles at Saratoga were thought to be the turning point of the Revolutionary War, and
Whereas, the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga supports the parade’s mission, therefore be it
Resolved, that the Town of Saratoga contribute $2,000 to the Turning Point Parade c/o Byron Peregrim, Chairman, 18 Broad St., Schuylerville, NY from the Celebrations account # A7550.4.
On a motion by Councilman Charles Hanehan and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution # 08-72 Schuyler Park Municipal Agreement 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 Towns of Saratoga and Northumberland wish to jointly construct and operate a public park and recreation area to be located on lands in the Town of Saratoga;
WHEREAS, the Towns propose that the Town of Saratoga should own such public park and recreation area and that the Towns should jointly contribute to the maintenance and operation of such public park and recreation area and that a jointly held account should be set up for this purpose;
WHEREAS, each Town has proposed that the day-to-day management of both preparing a draft development plan and operating the park should be vested in a committee known as the Schuyler Park Committee, whose members shall be appointed by each of the Towns;
WHEREAS, each Town Board wishes to enter into a formal agreement setting forth all the terms and conditions establishing the Committee and providing for the ownership and operation of said park;
WHEREAS, the Towns may enter into such an agreement in accordance with Article 8 Section I and Article 9 Section 1(c) of the New York State Constitution;
WHEREAS, the Towns have caused to be prepared a draft joint municipal agreement, which is attached to this resolution.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, this 12th day of May, 2008, by the Town Board of The Town of Saratoga, New York, as follows:
Section 1. That Supervisor Thomas N. Wood III is authorized on behalf of the Town to enter into and execute the joint municipal agreement entitled “Schuyler Park Municipal Cooperation Agreement” in the form and with the terms that are attached to this resolution, subject to the approval of the Town Attorney with respect to possible modifications of the paragraph pertaining to Insurance. (The municipal agreement is in the town board minutes appendix book.)
On a motion by Councilman Fred Drumm and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution # 08-73 Authorizing the Issuance of Serial Bonds for the Town Hall 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.
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga, Saratoga County, New York (the "Town") (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of the Board) as follows:
SECTION 1. The specific object or purpose for which the bonds authorized by this resolution are to be issued is the acquisition of a parcel of land located at 12 Spring Street in the Town with the building thereon to be used as Town Hall (the “Project”). The maximum estimated cost of the Project, including preliminary costs and costs incidental thereto and the financing thereof, will not exceed $4,300,000 and said amount is hereby appropriated therefore.
SECTION 2. The Town Board plans to finance the Town's maximum estimated cost of the Project by the issuance of serial bonds in an amount not to exceed $3,200,000 of said Town, hereby authorized to be issued therefore pursuant to the Local Finance Law and by the appropriation of $1,100,000 from the Town’s General Fund.
SECTION 3. It is hereby determined that (a) the building to be acquired is a Class "B" building as described in subdivision 11(b) of paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, (b) the Project is an object or purpose described in subdivision 11 of paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law and (c) the period of probable usefulness of the Project is twenty five (25) years.
SECTION 4. Current funds are not required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds authorized by this resolution or any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds.
SECTION 5. It is hereby determined the proposed maturity of the obligations authorized by this resolution will be in excess of five (5) years.
SECTION 6. The faith and credit of said Town are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation shall be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds becoming due and payable in such year. There shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of said Town a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds as the same become due and payable.
SECTION 7. The expected source of funds to be used initially to pay for the expenditures authorized by Section 1 of this resolution shall be from the Town's General Fund. The Town then reasonably expects to reimburse such expenditure with the proceeds of the bonds or bond anticipation notes authorized by Section 2 of this resolution. This resolution shall constitute the declaration of the Town's "official intent" to reimburse the expenditures authorized by Section 1 hereof with the proceeds of the bonds and notes authorized herein, as required by United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2.
SECTION 8. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Local Finance Law, pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of bond anticipation notes or the renewals of said notes and of Section 21.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, Section 62.00 and Section 63.00 of the Local Finance Law, the powers and duties of the Town Board pertaining or incidental to the sale and issuance of the obligations herein authorized, including but not limited to authorizing bond anticipation notes and prescribing the terms, form and contents and as to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized and of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said notes, are hereby delegated to the Town Supervisor, the chief fiscal officer of the Town.
SECTION 9. The Town has determined that the purchase of the property is a Type II Action which will not have a significant effect on the environment, and therefore, no further action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act ("SEQR") is required.
SECTION 10. The Town Supervisor is further authorized to take such actions and execute such documents as may be necessary to ensure the continued status of the interest on the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") and to designate the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof as "qualified tax-exempt bonds" in accordance with Section 265(b)(3)(B)(i) of the Code.
SECTION 11. The validity of said serial bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said serial bonds may be contested only if:
(1) (a) Such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which said Town is not authorized to expend money, or
(b) The provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of publication of this resolution are not substantially complied with,
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty days after the date of such publication; or
(2) Said obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York.
SECTION 12. The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this resolution, together with a notice in substantially the form provided by Section 81.00 of said Local Finance Law, in The Saratogian, a newspaper having a general circulation in said Town and hereby designated as the official newspaper of said Town for such publication.
SECTION 13. The electors of the Town have approved the Project and the issuance of $3,200,000 serial bonds of the Town to finance such Project. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption.
On a motion by Councilman Fred Drumm and seconded by Councilman Charles Hanehan the following Resolution #08-74 Appointment of the Schuyler Park Committee
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 of Saratoga and the Town of Northumberland have entered into a municipal cooperation agreement for the operation of Schuyler Park; and
WHEREAS, the Schuyler Park Municipal Cooperation Agreement requires the establishment of a six person committee three of which are to be residents of the Town of Saratoga and three of which are to be residents of the Town of Northumberland; and
WHEREAS, to start up the committee each town board shall appoint one member to serve a one year term, another member to serve a two year term, and another member to serve a three year term; and
WHEREAS, one of the three members from each town shall be a member of the town board; now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that Betty Koval be appointed to a one year term, Ian Murray be appointed to a two year term, and Laurie Griffen be appointed to a three year term on the Schuyler Park Committee.
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood and seconded by Councilman Charles Hanehan the following Resolution #08-75 Grant Application – Archeological – Schuyler Park 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 of Saratoga is interested in advancing the development of Schuyler Park; and
WHEREAS, the Hudson River Valley Greenway has established a grant program known as the Greenway Communities Grant Program to provide competitive grants for the development of projects that share Greenway goals and objectives including cultural resource protection; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Saratoga voted affirmatively to be officially designated as a “Greenway Community” through Resolution #07-131 on 12/10/07; and
WHEREAS, NYSOPRHP issued a determination that a Phase 1A/1B Cultural Resource Survey is needed for Schuyler Park; and
WHEREAS, the project is the completion of a Phase 1A and 1B Cultural Resource Survey at the new town park (Schuyler Park) on Route 29 in the Town of Saratoga; and
WHEREAS, the maximum amount of grant money requested from Hudson River Valley Greenway will not exceed $ 5,000; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board agrees on the Local Share 50 percent cash match which will not exceed $ 5,509.80; and now therefore be it
RESOLVED, that the town board of the Town of Saratoga authorizes the LA Group to complete the Hudson River Valley Greenway Communities Grant application on behalf of the Town of Saratoga.
Supervisor Thomas Wood reported on the following:
v American Legion, Old Saratoga Post #278, invitation to the board to participate in the Memorial Day Parade on the 26th of May, 2008
v Sundae on the Farm – Sunday, June 22 at King Ransom Farm – Volunteers needed – call Barb Hanehan, Coordinator for Volunteers.
v Donna Dyer, License Sales Supervisor, DEC, announced that the state’s annual free fishing weekend is scheduled for June 28th and June 29th. On that weekend residents do not need to have a fishing license anywhere in NYS.
v Planning and Zoning Summer School – 2008 – Queensbury Town Hall & Activity Center, Wednesday, July 23rd. Registration is required.
Privilege of the floor:
Roger Sherman asked the board about the cost of the archeological survey for Schuyler Park. Supervisor Thomas Wood responded that it would cost $10,509, with the possibility of $5,000 from a grant that has been applied for and the remaining $5,509 divided with the Town of Northumberland. He then inquired about any plans for another Hazardous Waste Disposal Day and Supervisor Thomas Wood responded no date has been set yet. Roger Sherman asked the board to consider a Recycling Center for town residents in the field next to the town garage. He felt that the sale of certain recyclables would make money to offset the other costs incurred.
Stephen Bodnar had questions regarding the insurance for Schuyler Park. Town Attorney William Reynolds stated that with the School’s involvement there would be a contract that would include insurance issues. Steve added that it is nice to see the Town of Northumberland and the Town of Saratoga working together on Schuyler Park.
v Agenda meeting – Thursday, June 5, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
v Regular town board meeting – Monday, June 9, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.
Audit the Bills: On a motion by Councilman Charles Hanehan and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval the following Resolution #8-76 - Approving the payment of bills in Abstract 5G 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.
RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Saratoga to authorize payment of the bills listed in Abstract 5G (05/12/2008) in the following amounts: General A $18,363.64, General B $1,118.08, and Highway Outside DB $10,274.77 for a total expense of $29,756.49.
A motion to adjourn at 9:20 p.m. was made by Councilman Fred Drumm and seconded by Councilwoman Betty Koval. Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Fred Drumm – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan - aye, Councilwoman Betty Koval – aye, and Councilman Michael McLoughlin - absent. Carried 4 – 0.