MINUTES OF THE AGENDA MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
OF THE TOWN OF SARATOGA, 12 SPRING ST.,
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Supervisor Thomas Wood opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance
at 7:00 p.m.
Roll call: Town Clerk, Linda McCabe, called the roll: Supervisor Thomas Wood- present, Councilman Charles Hanehan- absent, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – present, Councilman James Jennings – present, Gary Squires - present.
Also present: Town Attorney William Reynolds and Deputy Clerk Michelle Conover.
Supervisor Thomas Wood reviewed Local Law #1 of 2017, reminding the Board that to date, major solar collection systems are allowed in the Town’s Rural and Rural Residential districts only. This local law will allow the major rooftop solar collection systems in the Lake Residential and Lake Commercial districts as well. He then reviewed Local Law #2 of 2017, which authorizes the Town’s Zoning Officer to issue appearance tickets in local justice court for any violations of the provisions of the Zoning Ordinance related to building permits and certificates of occupancy. All other legal actions will require compliance or abate violations shall require consultation with, and approval of, the Town Board.
Supervisor Thomas Wood then stated in order for the Board to enact Local Law #1 of 2017, the Board must first designate Lead Agency in order to conduct an environmental review (SEQR) of the proposed action, which is the passing of the law.
On a motion by Councilman Michael McLoughlin and seconded by Councilman James Jennings the following Resolution #17-25 - Designating a “Lead Agency” for the purpose of conducting a State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) of a proposed action, Local Law #1 of 2017- Zoning Amendment for an additional regulation in certain zoning districts of the Town of Saratoga, was adopted by vote: Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – absent, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings - aye, Councilman Gary Squires - aye.
Carried 4 – 0
Attorney William Reynolds then went through SEQR, line by line, with the Board. SEQR was completed and action will be taken at the regular Town Board meeting on January 9, 2017.
Supervisor Thomas Wood stated that after talking with Town Attorney William Reynolds, Local Law #2, of 2017, does not require the environmental review (SEQR) as it is not relevant to this law.
General discussion by the Board followed on the attached agenda items of the upcoming regular meeting for Monday, January 9th. They also discussed spending caps of different departments within the Town, the salt shed, the boat launch and the test well at the Town dump.
Supervisor Thomas Wood reviewed the 2016 goals with the Board and discussed setting new goals for 2017, asking for Board input. The new goals will be presented at the regular Town Board meeting on Monday, January 9th.
Supervisor Thomas Wood requested an executive session to discuss personnel issues.
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood, seconded by Councilman Gary Squires, the Board entered into executive session at 8:19 p.m. to discuss personnel issues.
Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – absent, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings - aye, Councilman Gary Squires - aye. Carried 4 – 0.
On a motion by Supervisor Thomas Wood, seconded by Councilman James Jennings, the Board came out of executive session at 8:44 p.m. and no Board action was taken. Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – absent, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings - aye, Councilman Gary Squires - aye. Carried 4 - 0
Privilege of the Floor: no one spoke.
A motion to adjourn was made by Councilman Gary Squires, seconded by James Jennings at 8:45 p.m. Supervisor Thomas Wood – aye, Councilman Charles Hanehan – absent, Councilman Michael McLoughlin – aye, Councilman James Jennings - aye, Councilman Gary Squires - aye.
Carried 4 - 0
Linda A. McCabe
AGENDA FOR ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
OF THE TOWN OF SARATOGA TOWN BOARD
Monday, January 9, 2017 – 7:00 p.m.
1. Call meeting to order
2. Flag salute
3. Roll call: Supervisor Thomas Wood, Councilman Charles Hanehan, Councilman Michael McLoughlin Councilman James Jennings, and Gary Squires.
4. Recognitions/Presentations/ Bid openings/ Public Hearings:
v Resolution #17-25 - Declaring Lead Agency
v Public Hearing for Local Law #1, 2017 - Zoning Amendment
v Public Hearing for Local Law #2, 2017 - Zoning Amendment
v Resolution #17-01 setting the “Rules of the Board”.
v Resolution #17-02 setting the meeting time and place for Town Board meetings as the 2nd Monday of the month, at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall, 12 Spring Street, Schuylerville.
v Resolution #17-03 designating the Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Company
as the official bank depository.
v Resolution #17-04 designating The Saratogian as the official newspaper for the Town.
v Resolution #17-05 authorizing the Supervisor to invest idle cash balances.
v Resolution #17-06 authorizing the Supervisor to submit claims for state aid for youth recreation programs.
v Resolution #17-07 authorizing the Supervisor to execute & pay contracts & annual appropriations as provided in the budget.
v Resolution #17-08 approving the salaries & highway scale of wages and additional benefits as set forth in the 2017budget.
v Resolution #17-09 appointing the Supervisor as health insurance administrator.
v Resolution #17-10 - authorizing the Supervisor to pay bills of utility, fuel, gas, oil, credit card & any discounted bills without prior audit and providing that bills are presented at first available meeting for audit.
v Resolution #17-11 - authorizing the Highway Superintendent to spend/purchase up to $2,000 without prior notice to town board.
v Resolution #17-12 setting the mileage rate for actual town business at 53.5 cents.
v Resolution #17-13 setting the election inspector rates at $100 and machine custodians at $75 per machine for Special Elections.
v Resolution #17-14 appointing Ed Cross as Dog Control Officer.
v Resolution #17-15 appointing William Reynolds as the Attorney for the town.
v Resolution #17-16 appointing the Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer as Gilman Albert.
v Resolution #17-17 appointing Gilman Albert as the Fire Code Officer.
v Resolution #17-18 appointing Linda McCabe as the Registrar of Vital Statistics,
As Clerk to the Planning Board, and as Clerk to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
v Resolution #17-19 appointing Dr. Christopher Thomas as the Health Officer.
v Resolution #17-20 appointing Kenneth Martin as the Engineer for the town.
v Resolution #17-21 appointing Bernie Wood as Uniform Court Officer.
v Resolution #17-22 appointing Glen Decker as Uniform Court Officer.
v Resolution #17-23 appointing Dorothy Lavazzo as part-time Assessor’s Clerk.
v Resolution #17-24 authorizing Blanket Official Undertaking for Town Officers.
Supervisor Thomas Wood made the following annual appointments:
v Insurance Committee: Supervisor Thomas Wood and Councilman Charles Hanehan
The following annual appointments were made by elected officials and read by Supervisor Thomas Wood:
v Town Clerk Linda McCabe appoints Michelle Conover as Deputy Town Clerk and as Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics.
v Town Justice Daniel Waldron and Justice Charles Sherman appoint Bonnie Williams and Jennifer Johnston as part-time Court Clerks.
5. Approval of Minutes of the December 29th, 2016 special year-end meeting.
6. Town Clerk’s report
7. Zoning officer’s report
8. Dog Control officer’s report
9. Town Court report
10. Tax Collector’s report
11. Historian’s report
12. Assessor’s report
13. Highway Superintendent’s report
14. Supervisor’s report
v Review of 2016 Goals and setting the Goals for 2017
v December 2016 Sales Tax Received - $107,335.00
v November 2016 Mortgage Tax- $16,849.50
v Financial Report
15. Public comments on agenda items
16. Committee reports:
17. GSES, QSFD, SLPID/SLA, SCFB Reports
18. Old business:
19. New business:
v Resolution #17-26 - Negative Declaration for Local Law #1 of 2017 – Zoning Amendment
v Resolution # 17-27 - Adoption of Local Law #1 of 2017– Zoning Amendment
v Resolution #17-28 - Adoption of Local Law #2 of 2017 - Addition to Zoning Amendment - Authorization allowing Zoning Officer to issue court appearance tickets
v Resolution #17-29 - Standard Workday Reporting
v Resolution #17-30 - Authorization to Contract with LA Group for Boat Launch
v Resolution #17-31 - Authorization for Legal Action
21. Privilege of the floor
22. Upcoming meetings
v Agenda meeting – Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
v Regular Town Board meeting – Monday, February 13, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
23. Meeting adjourned
24. Privilege of the floor
25. Upcoming meetings
v Agenda meeting – Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
v Regular town board meeting – Monday, February 10, 2014 at 7:00 p.m.
26. Audit the bills – Resolution #17-32 (2016)
Audit the bills – Resolution #17-33 (2017)
27. Meeting adjourned