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Town Board Minutes 11/15/06
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
NOVEMBER 15, 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. 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:  (malfunction in recording equipment)

                Councilman Bailey announced that the loose leave program is almost complete.

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico announced that a volunteer engineer has offered to perform a study in regards to the proposed sewer extension in Alplaus and the outcome will be discussed during the Boards regular work session on November 29th.

                Councilman Bailey announced that there was an opening on the Planning and Zoning Commission and if anyone is interested they should send in a resume to his attention.

                The following people exercised the privilege of the floor:
                (Due to a malfunction with the recording equipment the first two speakers were not recorded)

                Keith Abatto, Alplaus resident – spoke regarding the Alplaus Sewer extension.

                Frank Helme, Alplaus resident – spoke regarding his disappointment in the way the proposed Alplaus Sewer extension has been handled.

                Rick Fleming, Alplaus resident – Thanked Councilwoman DiGiandomenico for her realization and seriousness to achieve a workable, affordable solution for our Alplaus residents.

                Expressed his disappointment in the handling of the proposed sewer extension and stated that the project was most likely dead because the residents can’t afford it.

                Virginia Graney, member of the Glenville Efficiency in Government Committee – “First I want to publicly thank Rick LeClair and the highway department for finally paving the part of Bancker Avenue.

                The other item that I want to address is the purpose of the Efficiency in Government Committee (EIG) is not limited to saving money for the Town of Glenville.  That’s not the only purpose.  The word efficiency in the committee name means just that “efficiency”.  Our committee believes our purpose is to suggest ideas which might be implemented by the town with the improvements in the day to day operations.”

                CJ Squires, Glenville resident – Standing with me are my neighbors and friends, the residents of the 500 – 600 block of Riverside Avenue.

                We are here tonight to make you aware of several problems that we are having and to ask your help for these matters.  The first of our concerns involves the property and structure located at 204 South Holmes Street.  The property is owned by Mr. & Mrs. Jim and Diane Stahl.  This house has been vacant since approximately March of 2004 when the Stahl’s moved out.  When they moved they left behind three cats.  The house was in poor condition, broken windows, overgrown yard and trees, broken toys and furniture spread out on the property.

                The condition of the property continues to get worse.  By the spring of 2005 there were approximately 18 cats living inside and outside this home.  

                We have contacted every agency that we could think of and asked for help including the animal protective society, the Town’s animal control officer and the health department.  Our animal control officer offered us a trap, which we did attempt to use but weren’t successful.

                We were told by most of these agencies that because Mrs. Stahl was providing food, water and shelter to most of the animals there wasn’t anything that we could do.

                The odor of cat urine and garbage coming from this property continues to become increasingly unbearable.  We have been unable to have our windows and doors open, to sit out in our yards or porches or even to walk out in the neighborhood.  The stench that emanates from this property is just indescribable.

                The building inspectors office has done all that it can do.

                (Ms. Squires continued to describe the worsening condition of the property)

                Councilman Quinn – “This clearly rises to the level of a health hazard, as you know, have you had any luck with the County Health Department?”

                Ms. Squires – “Absolutely none, they were of no help.”

                Ms. Squires – The second reason that we are here tonight concerns the property located directly across the street from this home, 601 Riverside Avenue.  This house has been unoccupied for about 8 years.  Until this past year the house and property were maintained, the lawn cut etc.  The property has become completely overgrown.  There are several safety issues that we feel need immediate attention.  You can no longer see when pulling out from Riverside Avenue onto South Holmes Street due to a large bush.

                (Ms. Squires continued to explain the appearance of the overgrown vegetation on the property.)

                We are here tonight to turn to our Town Board to see what you can do to help.

                Victoria Albert, Alplaus resident – “I guess I am going to give a slightly different perspective about the Alplaus sewer project.

                I actually have never been for the Alplaus sewer project, I always thought it was a little on the expensive side.  Now I am even more concerned about the expense as I see it increasing and I do appreciate everybody’s concern and trying to find less expensive options, but I am just afraid that as time goes on things become more expensive.  There are other repairs that I need to make to my house and those repairs that I need to make to my house I am not going to be able to make because I will have to make repairs that I don’t need to make.

                I just think it is a very expensive proposition!”

                Fred Orlando, Glenville resident – “I am here to talk about Freemans Bridge Road Master Plan.

                My family and I have owned some property in this area for a little over 35 years and recently we have been approached by a developer to do some developing in front of the Wal-Mart areas on Freemans Bridge Road.

                I spent many many years coming to town meetings and paying attention to all of the development in that area since I was a young kid myself.  I remember the master plan when it went through in 2004.  We had a pretty large meeting at the Glenville Senior Center.  There was a lot of discussion at that time and a lot of them were very encouraging to businesses and developers that we needed in this area.  At that time there was never any discussions that we recall either by people from the town or residents that were attending the meeting about changing the zoning.

                The zoning was clearly stated in that area to be general business and most of those parcels over the last 35 years have been in the general business development area.

                We recently attended a Planning and Zoning meeting, last week to be exact, with a developer and a preliminary proposal and there seemed to be a lot of discouraging going on.  We have a personal interest and a resident interest as a taxpayer that it doesn’t seem to me quite in with what the proposal for this master plan was.

                My question to the Town Council is why zoning would be discouraging general business practice in this area for any proposed development if the laws on the book currently are allowing for general business development?”

                Chris Breslin, Alplaus resident – “I have been a homeowner for just over 2 years.  There was about a 9 month delay in us moving into our home do to significant repair that we did including about $2,000 that we had to do on our septic system.

                We were informed of the sewer proposals at the time we purchased our home and we were very very pleased with that at the time.  We were hoping that it was going to go right in.  We found out that it didn’t happen as quickly as we expected, we did our repairs to our existing septic system at the time.  It doesn’t mean that it couldn’t fail at any point and time.

                We have been discouraged by the delays we have seen in just our short time frame again in just 2 short years versus the 7 years plus that other people have been dealing with.

                My wife and I remain committed that a municipal sewer system is the right responsible thing for our community and further for us it is difficult for us to say this is another $904 a year but again I’d like to see if we could push that back to get as close to the original proposal value as we possibly can.  I do feel that’s easier as a fixed number to budget than if we were to have an overall failure of our septic system.”

                Matt Hopkins, Alplaus resident – “I represent the Alplaus Residents Association and I am here to formally read the resolution that was passed unanimously.

                I want to preface first that Alplaus Residents Association represents all of the residents of Alplaus, those that support the sewer and those who don’t.  Whatever happens we want it to be the most efficient and the most excellent and the most cost effective that it can be.

                Let me read to you the following resolution:

                The members of the Board of the Alplaus Resident’s Association, a representative body of the people of the Hamlet of Alplaus, at a meeting on November 7th, 2006, unanimously adopted the following resolution:

        Resolved, that it be made known to the Glenville Town Board that the residents of Alplaus are dissatisfied with the results of the design and bidding process for the extension of the Alplaus Sewer District Number 1 in that delays and inefficiencies on the part of the Town Board and the engineer selected by the Town Board have contributed to cost increases making the cost per household for the proposed extension untenable; and be it further

        Resolved, that the people of Alplaus do encourage the Town Board to more seriously consider other alternatives, including a low-pressure system, or a hybrid system with a larger low-pressure component, as a lower-cost alternative in order to make the project feasible; and be it further

        Resolved; that the people of Alplaus do further encourage the Town Board to make requests of any and all State or Federal officials and/or maintenance of the proposed system, regardless of type, and be it further

        Resolved, that the people of Alplaus do also encourage the Town Board to authorize the Highway Superintendent and/or other appropriate Town official or employee to offer to meet with the bidders on the previous job solicitation to better determine the likely costs and cost-savings measures for the sewer district extension prior to commencement of the re-petitioning process.

                Mark Kestner, Kestner Engineers – “I just wanted to say a few words on the project.

                As you know the total cost of the project needs to be estimated at the time that the petition is circulated, in this case that was prior to May 2004.  We do include contingencies in the budget that came to the $2,180,000.

                As everyone is aware there have been record price increases in fuel and asphalt, copper, cement and pipe since the estimate was prepared two and one half (2½) years ago.  I don’t believe anyone could have anticipated the record setting gas prices that have occurred since that estimate was prepared.

                We had five (5) bidders on the project; the lowest bid would result in a 17% increase in project cost above the original estimate.  I had wanted to put a 3% contingency on that which would have brought the increase to 20% or approximately one hundred dollars ($100) above that estimate.  A consultation with the Town Attorney, the Comptrollers Office and looking at the possible delays if the project were to needed to be re-bid they had recommended that the contingency be raised from a 3% to a 10%.  The 10% contingency adds $62.00 per unit per year to the project costs of the $904.  There are some discussions regarding the bid date.  We did have earlier a bid date; these were contingent upon the availability of funds for both the preliminary plan and the final plan preparation of the project.

                Our office advanced money for survey work and mapping in an attempt to hold the proposed schedule, however we did not receive any money on this job until April 14th of this year.  I know there were meetings held through the transition period and there were discussion regarding getting the financing in line so that we could have started earlier in 2005 and then work more productively through the winter.

                In an attempt to get this project out to bid our office did work on Saturdays and some Sundays in order to get the job out.

                Another issue that has come up since this was started was the City of Schenectady substantially raised the cost for treatment at the City’s plant, it was a doubling or more than doubling of the rate per thousand so that also is in the $904.

                There were some problems with the wording on the petition; the use of parcels versus units that the Comptroller took exception to.  Also the notice of hearing, this is kind of a unique district in that we have an existing sewer district, we have a proposed sewer district and we also have a sewer district in the adjacent district of Clifton Park that is also tributary to our district so the notice was rather elaborate compared to a brand new district where we don’t have these other two entities one being outside of your actual corporate boundaries.

                Regarding the use of grinder pumps, we did discuss the use of grinder pumps.  I do concede that they can have a lower first cost but you have to balance first cost with long term operation and maintenance costs and the eventual need to replace the pump.  These grinder pumps do use the existing electrical panels which may or may not be sufficient to hook up the grinder pump to and they may or may not meet National Electric Codes standards.  During power outages it would be very difficult for the Town to go around and empty one hundred and forty (140) grinder pumps.  We did have the main pump station set with emergency generators that would automatically operate.  The Town does have a gravity water system so we are able to furnish residents with water even during periods when there is no power.

                I would just like the Board to know that our office has completed major grinder pump systems.  In the last two years I did one that had ninety-seven (97) pumps it was along the lake where the camps were down by the water and the access roads were at the top of the hill.  We are not bias per say against grinder pumps in fact we have twenty (20) grinder pumps on this project in order to serve residents that are located down close to the river.

                It should be noted that with the grinder pump system, each homeowner would pay the electric bill to operate the grinder.  In regard to financing there are a couple types of loans out there most are need based.  We also had a problem in that during this period of time the Federal Reserve raised the interest rate essentially every meeting and it was recommended by the Town Comptroller that we up the bond rate from 4% to 4.25% which also contributes to the $904 estimated cost.

                We do continue to discuss connecting to the school.  I spoke with the architects for that building this afternoon again and I believe the Supervisor has arranged a meeting for Monday to meet with the business people.  We approached them with the idea of converting their flows to an equivalent of a residential units and this would serve to lower the unit cost to the residents of Alplaus if we can hook them up.  They are very interested in coming and hooking on to our system.

                There has also been some expression of interest from Knox Farm Treatment Plant, located across the road from the Edison Club.  They are quite a distance away; I think that is probably less likely.  I would hope that perhaps we can reach an agreement with the school.

                Through the efforts of the Supervisor we have a meeting with the Environmental Facilities Corporation set up for this Friday afternoon where we will revisit with their people to know how we can rescore the project as mentioned tonight that with the treatment plant you think you can get points it just depends on their ranking system and we will explore that Friday.  We have also made arrangements to meet with the Environment One Corporation this Friday morning and as it stands right now the low bidder has agreed to hold his bid through December the 31st.”

                (Questions were asked by the Town Council members)

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn shared the following information –

                “The folks from the Alplaus Residents Association, you may want to stick around since you took the time to come and shared your thoughts and ideas.  There are a couple other things that haven’t been necessarily brought up.

                In addition to what Mr. Kestner is commenting about the Board members know that our Superintendent of Highways has been sharing information as best he can so we get as much information out as we can.  We will have a meeting with the Environmental Facilities Corporation; we will get the benefit of their thoughts and ideas on the ways this can be approached and what other alternatives there are not only to financing but to construction and engineering.  That will be happening hopefully prior to Thanksgiving.

                This sewer project that we would all like to see, some of us more than others, we are already running a tab on this thing rapidly approaching $200,000.  The $200,000 must be paid and so this is now a district, it is a legal district in the sense of incurring expenses; the people there will be billed for this if this project goes nowhere.  In addition to that if it does not go through and the petitions don’t work, okay, the people have spoken and we will certainly honor that but we then have to repair the existing system which also will cost more money.  There are expenses incurred here already by the good folks in Alplaus.  These numbers will be billed accordingly to the members of both the current as well as the new proposed sewer district.

                We will continue to explore, we are ready right now with all the petitioning and everything else but like the citizens we want to get all the information we can so that we don’t provide any incomplete information.

                On November 2nd there was a meeting with the CEO’s of the Galesi Group and we discussed items of mutual interest about the Industrial Park and potential things that they see as happening in the Industrial Park, not only now but should also when the GSA properties become available, what could go on.  There is no action pending or necessary right now.  You know we will have before us the opportunity for hiring the consulting firm to do the master plan for the entire Industrial Park.  That is coming up on our agenda in the coming weeks.

                The 9th of November we had a meeting with the parties interested in the Fire Protection District No. 4 because we are the Board that is responsible for FD #4 and the future of that and some alternatives about the future the configuration of FD #4.  The main organizations were represented; the Town, the Village and Beukendaal Fire Department as well as Thomas Corners Fire Department.  That discussion will continue.

                On the 21st there will be a meeting of the Local Governments Council consisting of Supervisors, Mayors, etc. of the surrounding Capital area.  This is an ongoing thing that happens every other month.  It is primarily informational and it has currently a raft of information and ideas going on about the activities in Luther Park and what does that mean for the surrounding communities.

                Next Thursday and Friday the Town offices are closed in recognition of Thanksgiving.

                Tonight there is a big item on the agenda and that’s our budget, which is going from the preliminary budget to the final budget.  There are no changes from the preliminary to the final budget in the three main funds.  

                The only changes which are shown in the resolution that you all have, has to do with some funding in the Special Districts (Drainage Districts, Sewer, Lighting Districts) and those are outlined.

                If we approve, by our vote tonight, the Preliminary Budget as the Final Budget the three main funds the Town tax will increase approximately $19.00 and the Village tax will increase approximately $27.00 for the coming year.

                We will be entering into an Executive Session at the end of our meeting to discuss personnel matters and union negotiations.”

                Supervisor Quinn moved ahead with the agenda items:

RESOLUTION NO. 222-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION adopting the assessment roll for Water District No. 11 of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York and the assessment roll for Extensions No. 1 through 33 of said Water District.

                WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006 the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopted a preliminary capital expense budget for Water District No. 11 of the Town of Glenville and Extensions Nos. 1 through 33 of said Water District; and

                WHEREAS, assessment rolls have been prepared by the Water Commissioners of Water District No. 11, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York based upon said preliminary capital expense budget for and in connection with said Water District No. 11 and Extensions Nos. 1 through 26 of said Water District; and

                WHEREAS, said assessment rolls were completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town on June 1, 2006; and

                WHEREAS, due notice of the completion of said assessment rolls and of the time and place when and where this Town Board would meet to hear and to consider any objections that might be made to said rolls was duly given by the Town Clerk by the publication of due notice thereof in The Daily Gazette, a newspaper published in the County of Schenectady and circulated in the Town of Glenville, and this Town Board duly met at the time and place specified and a hearing was duly had upon said assessment rolls,

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

                SECTION 1.  Said assessment rolls are hereby approved, affirmed and adopted by the Town Board.

                SECTION 2.  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. 223-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION adopting the assessment roll for Extension No. 2 of Water District #8 of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006 the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopted a preliminary capital expense budget for Extension No. 2 of Water District No. 8 of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, assessment rolls have been prepared by the Water Commissioners of Water District No. 8, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York based upon said preliminary capital expense budget for and in connection with Extension No. 2 of Water District No. 8; and

                WHEREAS, said assessment rolls were completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town on June 1, 2006; and

                WHEREAS, due notice of the completion of said assessment rolls and of the time and place when and where this Town Board would meet to hear and to consider any objections that might be made to said rolls was duly given by the Town Clerk by the publication of due notice thereof in The Daily Gazette, a newspaper published in the County of Schenectady and circulated in the Town of Glenville, and this Town Board duly met at the time and place specified and a hearing was duly had upon said assessment rolls,

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

                SECTION 1.  Said assessment rolls are hereby approved, affirmed and adopted by the Town Board.

                SECTION 2.  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. 224-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                        A RESOLUTION adopting the assessment roll for the Acorn Drive Sewer and Woodhaven Sewer Waste Treatment Plant of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006 the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopted a preliminary capital expense budget for Acorn Drive Sewer and Woodhaven Sewer Waste Treatment Plant of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, an assessment roll has been prepared by the Sewer Commissioners of the Acorn Drive Sewer and Woodhaven Sewer Waste Treatment Plant, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York based upon said preliminary capital expense budget for and in connection with said Waste Treatment Plant; and

                WHEREAS, said assessment roll was completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town on June 1, 2006; and

                WHEREAS, due notice of the completion of said assessment rolls and of the time and place when and where this Town Board would meet to hear and to consider any objections that might be made to said rolls was duly given by the Town Clerk by the publication of due notice thereof in The Daily Gazette, a newspaper published in the County of Schenectady and circulated in the Town of Glenville, and this Town Board duly met at the time and place specified and a hearing was duly had upon said assessment rolls,

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

                SECTION 1.  Said assessment rolls are hereby approved, affirmed and adopted by the Town Board.

                SECTION 2.  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. 225-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION adopting the assessment roll for Sewer District No. 9 of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                WHEREAS, on November 1, 2006 the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopted a preliminary capital expense budget for Sewer District No. 9 of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, assessment rolls have been prepared by the Sewer Commissioners of Sewer District No. 9, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York based upon said preliminary capital expense budget for and in connection with said Sewer District; and

                WHEREAS, said assessment rolls were completed and filed in the office of the Town Clerk of said Town on June 1, 2006; and

                WHEREAS, due notice of the completion of said assessment rolls and of the time and place when and where this Town Board would meet to hear and to consider any objections that might be made to said rolls was duly given by the Town Clerk by the publication of due notice thereof in The Daily Gazette, a newspaper published in the County of Schenectady and circulated in the Town of Glenville, and this Town Board duly met at the time and place specified and a hearing was duly had upon said assessment rolls,

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

                SECTION 1.  Said assessment rolls are hereby approved, affirmed and adopted by the Town Board.

                SECTION 2.  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. 226-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                WHEREAS,        the Town of Glenville has been notified there is funding available under a competitive grant process through the New York State Department of State under the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant Program 2006-2007; and

                WHEREAS,        the City of Schenectady as lead applicant, partnering with the County of Schenectady and the Town of Glenville, is desirous of filing an application under this program which provides funding to eligible local governments “to cover costs associated with shared services, cooperative agreements, mergers, consolidations, and dissolutions; and

                WHEREAS, the City of Schenectady is applying for funding to offset construction, staff, consultant, legal and other related costs associated with the construction of a new salt shed for storage and distribution throughout the western portion of the County as well as the development of appropriate management and inventory systems for shared usage of said facility with coordinated shared usage of the existing County salt shed to service the western portion of the County; and

                WHEREAS, this Town Board has determined that it would be in the best interest of the Town to participate in the program and fully supports the City of Schenectady as lead applicant in the submission of an application for funding through the New York State Department of State under the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant Program 2006-2007;

                NOW, THEEFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Town Board does hereby fully endorse participation and submission of an application to the New York State Department of State under the Shared Municipal Services Incentive Grant Program 2006-2007 with the City of Schenectady as lead applicant for the construction of a new salt shed for storage and distribution throughout the County of Schenectady, and be it hereby

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that his Town Board does hereby authorize the Supervisor to sign any and all necessary documents in conjunction with participation in this program.

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

Motion Carried

Discussion:

                Councilman Quinn – “I trust that the amendments we see on this resolution don’t impact the tax increase substantially.  It is still around 4% from what I am seeing, correct?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “Yes.”

                Councilman Bailey – “I guess these are all lighting district changes.  What triggered the change?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “The basic triggering of the changes is that we have been watching and monitoring what’s really going on with these districts.  There is a slight upward trend so we said let’s not underestimate, let’s make sure we have the revenue we need to run these.  This is a product of our Comptroller and staff monitoring what’s really going on with these districts.

                I would add for our own benefit, one more time, we are paying for in this budget some of the things that were not put in the current years budget but certainly are bills due.”

                Councilman Bailey – “Before I vote I would like to make the following statement.  As you recall during the many weeks that we worked on this, during that time I made clear that my preference was that the Board not give itself a raise.  That position didn’t gain any traction and thus didn’t go anywhere, so consequently I feel like I need to take some unilateral action and with that I will be giving the Clerk the following letter:

Dear Ms. Neals,

                I hereby request that my compensation as a Town Council member in 2007 remain unchanged from its 2006 amount (i.e., no increase for 2007).  Despite concessions by the Town’s employees and department heads the FY-’07 budget still required a tax increase.  Though largely symbolic, this action reflects my commitment to holding the line on costs and taxes.

Sincerely,
Robert E. Bailey, Councilman



RESOLUTION NO. 227-2006

Moved by:       Councilmen Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                WHEREAS, the 2007 Preliminary Budget of the Town of Glenville has heretofore been filed with the Town Clerk on October 18, 2006; and

                WHEREAS, a duly public hearing was held on November 1, 2006, to hear all persons in favor of or against the Preliminary Budget as compiled or, for or against any item or items therein contained, and

                WHEREAS, the Preliminary Budget has been amended,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that said amended Preliminary Budget be and it hereby is adopted with the following changes as the Final Budget of the Town of Glenville for the fiscal year commencing January 01, 2007:

1.) Lighting District appropriations are increased to:

District                      Appropriations         Account Code


LIGHT DIST. #1
$9,750
20.01.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #2
1,668
20.02.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #3
5,961
20.03.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #4
6,095
20.04.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #5
338
20.05.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #6
15,452
20.06.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #7
1,083
20.07.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #8
180
20.08.5182.4000
LIGHT DIST. #9
180
20.09.5182.4000




,and Sewer #1 Appropriations increased tor District No. 11, Extension No. 33, and. (TABLE TO BE INSERTED)

                WHEREAS only two bids were received and opened on October 24, 2006, and

                WHEREAS Ross Valve Mfg., Co., Inc. is lowest responsible bidder in the sum of $62,730,

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board hereby authorizes Kestner Engineers, P.C. to contract with Ross Valve Mfg., Co., Inc. for Water District No. 11, Extension 33 Precast Pressure Reducing Valve Vault in a sum not to exceed $62,730.

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said contract to be funded by Capital Project 78.00.8320.4500.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO.  229-2006

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Monthly Departmental Reports for October 2006 as received from the following:

                Assessor Department
                Building Department
                Dog Control
                Justice Department
                Planning Department
                Section 8 Housing Payments
                Town Clerk's Office
                Water & Sewer Department – Sept. & Oct.

be, and they hereby are accepted, approved for payment and ordered placed on file.

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

Motion Carried

New Business:

                Councilman Quinn – “With regard to the budget I would like to reiterate our appreciation for all the hard work that the department heads put forth.  I know we all made some very difficult decisions and many sacrifices were made.  I think it is a physically disciplined budget over all and I credit everybody for their hard work.  There is obviously a calculated risk in any use of the reserves but I think that we were responsible to use the proper amount without getting too precarious and I think we should hold ourselves responsible to making sure that is a one time event as we characterize it so we don’t continue that trend in the future.”


                Councilman Rosenberg – “I would just like to comment on Councilman Bailey’s concern with the increase in the Council’s salary.  The raise, I believe, equals what we did with the department heads which was 6% for the last two years.

                It still makes us almost half as much as most of the areas around us and I think we decided as a group that if we wanted to continue to recruit good candidates for these positions, very important positions that eat up a lot of our time, that it needs to be increased as we go along.”

                Supervisor Quinn – “The last time that the Town Council members received a pay raise was 2001.”

RESOLUTION NO. 230-2006

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

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

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 9:29 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 11:01 PM.



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