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Town Board Minutes 10/24/06
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
OCTOBER 4, 2006
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

Present:        Supervisor Frank X. Quinn, Councilmen Robert E. Bailey, Mark A. Quinn, Edward F. Rosenberg and Councilwoman Valerie M. DiGiandomenico

Absent: None

                Supervisor Quinn called the meeting to order at 8:00 PM. Councilman Rosenberg gave the invocation and lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

                Supervisor Quinn asked the Town Clerk, Linda C. Neals, to call the roll.  Everyone was present and accounted for.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico reported that the Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce will be presenting an award of recognition to James MacFarland on October 17th at the Glen Sanders Mansion.

                Councilman Quinn reported that he attended the Park Planning Commission meeting and updated the Board on the status of the new playground equipment that is being purchased for Indian Meadows Park.

                Councilman Bailey reported that the Town had received a final confirmation regarding the $15,000 grant from Senator Farley to be used for highway equipment and vehicles.  He also mentioned that a pre-construction meeting was held regarding the Rector Road water extension.

                He read a letter of thanks sent in by a town resident to Commissioner LeClair regarding his quick response to a clean-up regarding a downed town tree which had fallen onto their property.

                He also gave the board an update on the Water Treatment Plant project and reminded the residents of the electronic collection drive sponsored by the County of Schenectady.


                The following people exercised the privilege of the floor:

                No one wished to speak; Supervisor Quinn closed the privilege of the floor.

                Supervisor Quinn reported the following:

                He had attended two (2) meetings regarding the leasing of the property for the Homeland Training Center site.

                He reported that the bond had been signed for the Rector Road water extension (ext. 33)

                October 28th – there will be a scoping session regarding the proposed development on Spring Road.

                October 12th – meeting regarding an update on the Build Now NY Grant.

                Supervisor Quinn highlighted the key factors in the preparation of the 2007 Tentative Budget.

        Uncertainty at this time:

        Currently – three (3) Union Contracts being negotiated

·       Pay raises for:
                ’06 – unfunded by previous board
                ’07 – to be determined
·       Health benefits
·       Retirement costs for current employees
·       Regular employees & retirees and their families

        Currently – Compensation (pay, health, retirement cost, FICA, SSAN, etc) equals 73% of budget costs/appropriations.

        Hundreds of thousands of dollars being negotiated

        While not preferred, may have to go to binding arbitration on one contract, which is more uncertainty

                The ’07 Tentative Budget is a very conservative estimate of appropriations, taxes, etc. in order to address the possible worst case scenarios, therefore the Tentative Budget amount to be raised in taxes currently appears very high.

2007 Drivers = Driving Costs/Appropriation increases

        Personnel compensation (pay, benefits, etc.)
·       Under negotiations at this time
·       =73% of appropriations of 3 main town funds

1.      Pay – Raises
·       ’06 unfunded by previous board
·       ’07 to be determined
if assume 6.1% increase for ’06 & ’07 =                         ? $400,000
                 3%/yr
if more than 6.1% then ? appropriations

2.      Benefits (health insurance, retirement, etc.) =         ? $160,000
·       w/o a 6.1% pay increase
·       benefits costs will increase
if pay raise exceeds 6.1%

3.      Debt/Installments – (equip, road construction, water) ? 470,000

4.      Misc. (General Fund)                                      ? 100,000

5.      If hire a Town Manager                                    ? 100,000

6.      Town Justices, Computer Tech., Cable TV           ?   70,000
                        Police Department renovations

7.      Catch up on road repairs & equipment                            ?????
                                                                                        $1,300,000



2007 Drivers = Driving Revenue changes

                Revenue flat – 4.9m - ’04; 5.0m - ’05; 4.9m - ‘06

1.      ’07 Revenue projection
                Fines & Fees                     ? $195,000 decrease
                Mortgage Tax                     ? $100,000 decrease
                                                                           $295,000 decrease

Summary – Main Drivers

                Appropriations increase                         $1,300,000
                Revenue decrease                                        $   295,000
                                                                        $1,595,000

2007 Drivers – Impacting Fund Balances & Availability
                                        to apply Fund Balances to amount
                                        to be raised in taxes

        Total Fund Balances

                ’04 = 2.7m}     decreased
                ’05 = 2.1m}     decreased
 Projected     ’06 = 1.2m}     decreased

        Unreserved/Unappropriated Fund Balance

                ’04 = 1.7m}     decreased
                ’05 = 1.2m}     decreased
 Projected     ’06 = 1.2m}     decreased

        Reserved Fund Balance

                ’04 = $950,000} flat
                ’05 = $880,000} flat
 Projected     ’06 = $900,000} flat

        Amount of Fund Balances needed to cover cash flow & expenses

                Unreserved =
                Reserved =

        Yr-end cash flow – sales tax – account receivables = $500,000 - Jan/Feb
        Yr-end pre-payment – NYS Retirement (prepay in Dec = $500,000 -         $750,000 on Dec. 15th or pay interest on amount due.

2007 Tentative Budget
Amount to be raised in taxes

Average Taxpayers & Average Property Values

                        ’06…….          ’07 Tentative           Difference
        Town            $460                    $594                            $134
        Village $  81                   $124                            $  43

                Stay tuned for additions, deletions and changes during the next six (6) weeks.



                Schedule of upcoming Budgetary Activities:

                Sept – Department heads, Comptroller, Supervisor preparation.

                Oct. 4th                Present Tentative Budget to the Board
                Oct. 4th – 10th Meeting & reviews among department heads &                                              liaisons to departments.
                Oct. 10th – 16th        Department heads review with Town Board
                Oct 18th                Preliminary Budget set
                Nov. 1st                Public hearing on Preliminary Budget
                                        Town Board final review
                Nov. 15th               Adopt 2007 Final Budget

                Supervisor moved ahead with the agenda items.

RESOLUTION NO. 196-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                WHEREAS, I am introducing a Local Law to amend Chapter 255, “Vehicle and Traffic” of the Code of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, a duly scheduled public hearing must be held in order to change such a law,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville will meet at the Glenville Municipal Center on Wednesday, October 18, 2006 at 8:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as can be reached, at which time and place will hear all persons interested in a proposed local law to amend Chapter 255, Vehicle and Traffic Law of the Code of the Town of Glenville; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk be, and she hereby is directed to prepare the proper notice of said hearing in accordance with law as follows:

255-2 – Stop Intersections:  (add)

Intersection of                 with/stop sign                  on entrance(s)

Mohawk Avenue                   Maritime Drive                  East and West

255-6 C – The parking of vehicles is hereby prohibited within 10 feet of the front, back or side, or extension thereof any building which contains an exit or entrance to that building in the parking areas of the following shopping centers: (add)

Wal-Mart Shopping Center        Being the premises designated on the tax maps of the Town of Glenville as parcel No. 30-1-24.22

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect when filed with the Secretary of the State of New York.

Ayes:           Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico                and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstention:             None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 197-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 11, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York and to Extensions No. 1 thru 33 of said Water District.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:
        
                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 11, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York and to Extensions No. 1 thru 33 of said Water District, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 01, 2006. Such hearing shall be held on the 18th day of October 2006 at 8:00 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.   

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 198-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 8, Extension No. 2 of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:

                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 8, Extension No. 2, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2006.  Such hearing shall be held on the 18th of October 2006 at 8:00 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 199-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer and Woodhaven Sewer Waste Treatment Plant, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:
        
                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District, and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 01, 2006.  Such hearing shall be held on the 18th of October 2006 at 8:00 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.   

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 200-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Sewer District No. 9, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:

                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for Sewer District No. 9, of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2006.  Such hearing shall be held on the 18th of October 2006 at 8:00 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 201-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                BE IT RESOLVED that Kestner Engineers, P.C. be and they hereby are authorized to advertise for bids on behalf of the construction of Contract 3-06 – “Precast Pressure Reducing Valve Vault” – Watermain Extension – Rector Road.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 202-2006

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the meeting held on September 20, 2006 be and they hereby are approved and accepted as entered.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 203-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                BE IT RESOLVED that Kestner Engineers, P.C. be and they hereby are authorized to advertise for bids on behalf of the construction of Contract 4-06E – SCADA/Pump Control Panel – Water Treatment Plant addition.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 204-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby adjourns into Executive Session to discuss contract and personnel matters.

Ayes:   Councilmen Rosenberg, Quinn, Bailey, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstention:             None

Motion Carried

                Supervisor Quinn adjourned this portion of the meeting at 8:45 p.m. and moved into Executive Session.

                The time being 11:00 pm Supervisor Quinn reconvened the meeting.

        Motion to adjourn was moved by Councilman Rosenberg and Seconded by Councilman Bailey.

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 11:00 PM.



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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk