Town of Glenville
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Town Board Meeting Minutes 5/2/2007
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
MAY 2, 2007
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 7:30 PM.  Supervisor Quinn gave the Invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

                Supervisor Quinn – “There are two add-ons tonight that have to do with extensions to Water District 11 and Sewer District 2.  There are just setting a date for the public hearings.”

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “This Saturday will be the official grand-opening of the Indian Meadows Park Playground.  We will be recognizing the many folks that were involved in its’ formation, including a few community service organizations and definitely the Park Planning Committee that has worked so hard to put that together.  In addition of thanks and recognition there will be a dedication ceremony, refreshments and of course play on the playground so dress accordingly.  I have actually climbed the wall and I can attest that it supports somebody over 200 lbs.

                That will be held at 10:30 am and it is sponsored by “Aubuchon Hardware” of Glenville.”

                Councilman Bailey – “With regard to the water treatment plant, we had the initial fill of the clear water tanks and we accomplished one of the things that we wanted to do by doing that and that is we found a couple of leaks.  There is a crack in each pipe gallery, so we are draining the clear wells, we will dry them out, go back in and back fill the cracks.  With that done and cured we will then refill it, disinfect and proceed through the system testing.  We are still pretty much holding our expectation by the end of May to have that on line.

                Spring is here, the snow is gone, the sand and salt is still on the roads so the highway department has been out sweeping for about a month now.

                The highway department advises that they are also going to be sweeping some County roads and that is a shared service agreement that we have worked out.  The County did some tree trimming on Town roads or Town property at their costs, they also paved part of the water treatment plant roadway, so the sweeping is an even fare trade for that.

                With regard to new water lines up on Rector Road the pressure reducing vaults are being installed today.  We will be having some of the town workforce do the hook-ups and that represents a cost savings over having it hired out.  We should see directional drilling going on perhaps later this week or hopefully next week.  That will allow eventual homeowner hook-ups to that new water line.

                Highway plans on ordering a new mower for roadside mowing and that is contingent on the passage of resolution number ten tonight, which I think will pass because it is accepting $15,000 worth of grant money.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “There is a Planning and Zoning meeting scheduled for May 14th, right here at 7:30 and it is quite a large agenda:

·       Site plan review for Freemans Bridge Road Laundromat
·       Site plan review for some property on Capital and Business Blvd, Corp Park
·       Burnt Hills Rowing Association – site plan review, 3600 sq. ft. addition
·       Hess Gas Freemans Bridge Road – site plan review
·       Nigro Companies – amendment to previously approved site plan
·       Lighthouse Restaurant – site plan review – B-B-Q cooking structure/pavilion
·       Mr. Mortensen – Amsterdam Road – proposed apartment buildings
·       Maple Ave. – use variance – addition to an existing building
·       Ray Marshall – change of zoning – riverfront property Route 5

                The Assessor’s Office there is a possibility; we are still enrolled in the annual re-val.  We enrolled in and we technically failed it because we weren’t close enough to 100% with the increase in the assessed value of the town.  We don’t get the money this year, we didn’t spend anymore work on it than either than we normally do but it is possible for us to do it next year and get reimbursed from the state and there are some up and down stuff there because there was an increase in values from the year directly after which would have took us to 2006.  The market has also softened now which is bringing us back down so we might not be that far off when we go to do this next year.  I would like to add this to our next work session agenda for discussion.

                As you all know we increased the number of our Board of Assessment Review to five people.  The newest people are signed up for the class that is mandatory.  The Grievance Day is not on our web-site that should be on our site.

                Our Assessor’s term of appointment expires this fall and we are going to be taking resumes from all interested parties effective immediately including our current Assessor, should she be interested as well.  Anyone interested should get resumes to me or Tony Germano, Town Administrator.”

Privilege of the floor:

                No one wished to speak during privilege of the floor.

Supervisors Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn reported the following information:

                April 20th – Steering Committee meeting for the BOA project, the committee met and explained the goals and objectives, reviewed the basic plan of action that we wanted to proceed, selected a couple of volunteers that stepped forward to serve on the committee and we need to get some more, owners preferably in Corp. Park.

                April 25th – I attended the monthly Local Government Council meeting over in Albany.  We reviewed some of the pending economic development activities that are taking place in the surrounding seven counties.

                In the evening we had the joint work session with the Village Board about the Delaware Engineering analysis regarding the waste water treatment plant.  Do we continue with the existing services, the entire Village is provided by the city and some for us and/or do we look for alternatives?

                We need to get some additional information and we have to get a meeting set up to discuss with the Schenectady City staff their anticipated construction/rehabilitation/replacement plans for the coming years, since we are in the contract we are on the hook for our portion of any of those changes.  Some sense of what the cost is that they are looking at and what are they anticipating so we can crank it in to this engineering study.

                April 26th – We had the public hearing on open space, about 70 people and the purpose was to unfold the proposed and objectives that the committee has developed and they had six of those and to get the input from the public.

                April 28th – The Grand opening of the BH/BL Little League was held at Indian Meadows Park.  Congratulations to Jamie MacFarland for pulling this off.

                May 1st – An orientation briefing and discussion that I had with the City Manager from Brazil, he was here as part of a Rotary exchange system where professionals from other countries come to our country under the auspices of Rotary and they get an opportunity to talk to people of their profession.

                May 2nd – Reviewed the 2006 year end report that goes to the NYS Comptroller and that report is off and you should have a copy of it.

                We also reviewed the financials from January through March of the current year and we are on budget with those.  Revenues and expenditures are as predicted in the budget.

                On the 4th, 5th, and 6th of May I will be out of town due to a Rotary Conference.

                May 9th – We will have our regular work session here at Town Hall.

                May 11th – I have a meeting with Schenectady IDA staff to review the existing PILOTS for the Industrial Park.

                May 12th – The Annual Fishing Day will be held at the Indiankill.

                May 15th – I will be meeting with the local government council in Bethlehem.

                May 16th – Meeting with the Schenectady Military Advisory Council and in the evening, during our regular meeting, the Commander will brief us on their upcoming deployment.”

                Supervisor Quinn moved ahead with the agenda items

RESOLUTION NO. 122-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                WHEREAS, a zoning map amendment application has been submitted by Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. to change the zoning of 19+ acres of a portion of the Piotrowski property off of Freemans Bridge Road (tax map # 30.-1-24.32) from Research/Development/Technology to General Business; and

                WHEREAS, the purpose of the zoning map amendment is to allow for the construction of a 171,069 sq. ft. home improvement store; and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to New York State Town Law, zoning map amendment applications require a public hearing on the part of the Town Board;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby schedules a public hearing for Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., or as shortly thereafter as possible, at the Town of Glenville Municipal Center, to consider comments on the proposed rezoning application by Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc. for property located off of Freemans Bridge Road.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 123-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

        WHEREAS, a Draft Scoping Document, dated March 8, 2007, has been prepared to identify the issues to be addressed in the Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) for the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park Redevelopment Master Plan; and

        WHEREAS, the Glenville Town Board has previously assumed the role of SEQRA Lead Agency for this Type I action;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby accepts the Draft Scoping Document for the DGEIS on the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park Redevelopment Master Plan; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a public hearing is hereby scheduled for Wednesday, June 6, 2007 at 7:00 p.m. at the Glenville Municipal Center to solicit comments on the Scoping Document; and

        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Clough, Harbour and Associates, the Town’s consultant for the Scotia-Glenville Industrial Park Redevelopment Master Plan, is hereby authorized to conduct the public hearing on the Scoping Document on behalf of the Town Board.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 124-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Bailey

        WHEREAS, pursuant to federal regulations, the Town of Glenville must adopt land use regulations that address the control and management of storm water and erosion; and

        WHEREAS, the Town has drafted an “Erosion, Sedimentation and Storm Water Management Local Law”; and  

        WHEREAS, the establishment of a local law requires a public hearing on the part of the local legislative body;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby schedules a public hearing for Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at 7:30 p.m., or as shortly thereafter as possible, at the Town of Glenville Municipal Center, to consider comments on the proposed “Erosion, Sedimentation and Storm Water Management Local Law.”

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 125-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                WHEREAS grant funding has been awarded to the Town through a SFY 2006/07 legislative member initiative by Senator Hugh Farley to be administered through the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) in the amount of $ 15,000 for the purchase of vehicles and/or equipment for the highway department, and

                WHEREAS this project will assist the Town Highway Department in providing necessary road maintenance services to the residents of the Town of Glenville, and

                WHEREAS the Town of Glenville is desirous of applying these funds for towards the purchase of a roadside mower, and

                WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Glenville approves of the execution of the contract agreement with the New York State Department of Transportation for this purpose,

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Glenville authorizes Frank X. Quinn, Town Supervisor to enter into this agreement, and to execute and act upon all matters related to the grant agreement.

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

Motion Carried

Discussion…

                Councilman Bailey – “Collectively the Town Board and the Union have come together on what I think is a win win for everybody.  I appreciate the effort that went into it and I think it is a big step forward.”

                Supervisor Quinn – “We all know it was over one year and hard bargaining, people did keep their perspective, kept their focus.  All things said and done I think we all have respect for each other in our positions and for the bargaining process in the fact that it does work.  That means two out of three of our Unions have now settled and we look forward to working together.  We respect our staff and yes fight for what you believe, we fight for what we believe but we are smart about it and we come to closure.”

                Councilman Quinn – “Thank you to you all, especially for being our financial partners going forward, I think that is very important and that this agreement demonstrated a great deal of latitude on both sides of the bargaining table.”

RESOLUTION NO. 126-2007

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville and the Civil Service Employees Association Town Hall Unit (Schenectady County Local #847) have been engaged in negotiation of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) upon the expiration of the current agreement in 2005; and

                WHEREAS, a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) has been signed by both parties regarding terms and conditions of amendments to the CBA,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville does hereby approve the terms and conditions set forth in the MOA dated April 18, 2007; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign a new Town of Glenville/CSEA #847 CBA in a form acceptable to the town’s labor counsel.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 127-2007

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on April 4, 2007 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. 128-2007

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on April 18, 2007 and the special meeting held on April 25, 2007 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

Discussion…

                Councilman Rosenberg – “Is this going to involve grinder pumps?  I’m thinking that it is because everything is going uphill across the road.”

                Councilman Bailey – “It may indeed but that is what we will find out at the public hearing.”

RESOLUTION NO. 129-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico


        One of the purposes of the meeting was to take action in connection with the filing of the Petition for a proposed extension to SEWER DISTRICT NO. 2, as set forth in said Petition for the construction of a sewer system in said District, together with the necessary costs and expenses at a cost to be paid by the petitioner.

        The petition, map and plan are filed with the Town Clerk and have been presented to the Board.  The Petition is accompanied by a Certificate from the Assessor to the effect that it has been signed by owners of taxable real property situated in the proposed Extension and that they own in the aggregate at least one-half of the assessed valuation of all the taxable real property of the said proposed Extension as shown upon the latest completed Assessment Roll of the Town of Glenville.  Said Petition also contains the signatures of resident owners owning taxable real property aggregating at least one-half of the assessed valuation of all the taxable real property of the proposed Extension owned by the resident owners according to the latest completed Assessment Roll of the Town of Glenville.

        WHEREAS, a petition, map and plan have been duly filed with the Town Board in connection with the proposed establishment of an Extension to Sewer District No. 2, and to include the following described real property bounded and described in a parcel as set forth in an attachment hereto and made a part hereof known and designated “Mortenson Apartment Project”, being Exhibit "A", and

        WHEREAS, said petition, map and plan call for the construction of a sewer system therein as shown on said map and plan, together with all necessary work, including legal and engineering expenses and such other lawful disbursements in connection therewith, at a total cost to be paid by the petitioner, and

        WHEREAS, it becomes necessary to conduct a public hearing in connection therewith,

        NOW THEREFORE, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby gives notice that this Board will meet on the 16th day of May, 2007, at 7:30 o'clock, P.M., at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, in said Town for the purpose of considering said petition and the relief asked for.

        All persons interested in the subject matter are hereby notified that they will be given ample opportunity to be heard either in favor of the said proposed established Extension and the construction of the improvement therein at a cost to be paid for by the developer, and

        IT IS FURTHER,

        ORDERED, that a copy of this Order, certified by the Town Clerk, be published once in the DAILY GAZETTE, the first publication to be not less than ten (10) days, nor more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the said hearing; and that the Town Clerk shall also cause a certified copy thereof to be posted on the signboard of the Town, maintained pursuant to Subdivision 6 of Section 30 of the Town Law, not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the day designated for the hearing as aforesaid.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 130-2007

Moved by:       Councilman Bailey
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

        One of the purposes of the meeting was to take action in connection with the filing of the Petition for an extension to be known as to WATER DISTRICT NO. 11, as set forth in said Petition for the construction of a water system in said District, together with the necessary costs to be paid by the developer.

        The petition, map and plan are filed with the Town Clerk and have been presented to the Board.  The Petition is accompanied by a Certificate from the Assessor to the effect that it has been signed by owners of taxable real property situated in the proposed Extension and that they own in the aggregate at least one-half of the assessed valuation of all the taxable real property of the said proposed Extension as shown upon the latest completed Assessment Roll of the Town of Glenville.  Said Petition also contains the signatures of resident owners owning taxable real property aggregating at least one-half of the assessed valuation of all the taxable real property of the proposed Extension owned by the resident owners according to the latest completed Assessment Roll of the Town of Glenville.

        WHEREAS, a petition, map and plan are duly filed with the Town Board in connection with the proposed establishment of an Extension to the Water District No. 11 and to include the following described real property bounded and described in a parcel as set forth in an attachment hereto and made a part hereof known and designated “Mortenson Apartment Project”, being Exhibit "A", and

        WHEREAS, said petition, map and plan call for the construction of a water system therein as shown on said map and plan, together with all necessary work, including legal and engineering expenses and such other lawful disbursements in connection therewith, at a total cost to be paid by the developer, and

        WHEREAS, it becomes necessary to conduct a public hearing in connection therewith,

        NOW THEREFORE, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby gives notice that this Board will meet on the 16th day of May, 2007, at 7:30 o'clock, P.M., at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, in said Town for the purpose of considering said petition and the relief asked for.

        All persons interested in the subject matter are hereby notified that they will be given ample opportunity to be heard either in favor of the said proposed established Extension and the construction of the improvement therein at a cost to be paid by the developer,

        IT IS FURTHER,

        ORDERED, that a copy of this Order, certified by the Town Clerk, be published once in the DAILY GAZETTE, the first publication to be not less than ten (10) days, nor more than twenty (20) days before the date set for the said hearing; and that the Town Clerk shall also cause a certified copy thereof to be posted on the signboard of the Town, maintained pursuant to Subdivision 6 of Section 30 of the Town Law, not less than ten (10) nor more than twenty (20) days before the day designated for the hearing as aforesaid.

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

Motion Carried


Administrator’s Report:

                Tony Germano – “I provided you all with a monthly summary and I plan to do that each and every month.  If I need to give you more than one summary I will, that will depend on you and on what events are happening and the timing of them.

                I started on April 5th and the last month has been very fruitful for me.  One of the first things that I did was I met with all of the staff, all of the department heads.  Then from there I met with all of the staff to become familiar with how things were processed in the town.

                The next thing that I want to do is travel the town.  I spent considerable time with Rick and Jeff traveling all of the town roads, looking at some of the problem areas.  We visited all of the town’s facilities.  We responded to some water problems.

                I also spent considerable time with the town planner.  We traveled the town and took a look at development.  We prepared some statistics that you might be interested in.  We all know that we are busy with respect to proposals but at this current time in some shape, manner or form in the development process there are 1,400 units that are on the table for possible development.  I am not saying that all 1,400 are going to be developed but they are on the table right now in one or more of the departments being looked at for preliminary development.  One out of every three and one half units that are being proposed is a residential single family structure.  The other two and one half are multiple family dwelling developments.

                That is quite a bit of work on the table relative to processing and it means that those departments are going to remain busy reviewing those applications.

                I am spending a great deal of time looking at the operating budget, analyzing the budget, looking at revenue that is coming in, looking at how we generated the revenue, we are looking at where can we generate more revenue, when were certain fees and other revenue streams last raised, are they pretty much indicative of what it costs to process the things that we do for services as well as taking a good look at where we are spending money and why we are spending money?

                We are also taking a look at the personnel administrative procedures.  Jamie and I will be working on revisions to the Employee Handbook and other types of processed documents that I think are going to make it easier for us to bring new employees on and make sure that they get all of the benefits that the town has to offer as well as those employees who may be exiting.

                The one thing that I want to spend a little bit of time with you all tonight is we did revise our procedure for how we contract services with an engineer relative to development.  I’ve got a synopsis that I would like to give each of you.  

·       Seven (7) separate Consulting Engineering firms have been identified by the Town Board for use on development projects.
·       After initial review of applicant development plans, Department Head advises applicant of additional information that may be required, and if applicable, the need for Consulting Engineering review.  Applicant is given opportunity to amend plans and supporting documentation.
·       Development plans submitted to identify Consulting Engineer by Town Department along with listing of items to be evaluated.  Consulting Engineer will be required to submit cost estimate for services. (Consulting Engineer is selected based on size and scope of project, Company expertise, availability, etc.)
·       Cost estimate sent to applicant with a request for payment.
·       Upon receipt, applicant check deposited into specially identified Town revenue account.
·       Town authorizes Consulting Engineer to perform services.
·       Final detailed bill received from Consulting Engineer and after review by Department, Comptroller, etc., payment is rendered from revenue account.

                So this is in place I believe there are a couple of proposals that have already gone through this process, if you have got any comments or anything that we need to do to enhance this process please let us know.  Our hope is this will enhance the manner in which we do business.  It is not going to put us in a position of having to justify why we get a bill from a consulting engineer.  The developer will be on that side of it with us and he’ll know practically what those costs will be for review.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “We have seven (7) engineers on board that have been approved by us to use, some of them are better at some things than others but is there a system in place when there is a couple two (2) or three (3) different people who could be doing it how are we deciding where that goes?”

                Mr. Germano – “That is part of the learning curve for us.  We know we have a couple of engineering firms that are very familiar with the town, they know where the pipes are, they know where the pumps are, they know what flows where and how it gets there.  It is a learning process of us.  We are working closely with a couple of engineers right now so it is up to us to engage who has what expertise.  What I hope over time that everybody’s expertise is going to rise to a certain level so we will be able to choose between four, five or six engineering firms.”

                Councilman Quinn – “Who is the final decision maker on authorization, you mentioned town here but there are some instances where a department head would actually be authorizing that on behalf of the town.  This I take does not need to reach the resolution stage at this desk for instance.”

                Mr. Germano – “No not right now, if we see there are problems with that then we may alter that.  The way it has been working it has been a department head and we prefer to keep it that way.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I think the other thing that came up I know from sitting at some of the Planning and Zoning meetings and some of the environmental meetings was that just because someone may be the expert doesn’t mean that they are giving us the service that we need or they are doing what they have to do but maybe not in a timely fashion, so that should probably be watched.”

                Mr. Germano – “I happen to believe that by having seven (7) firms the competitiveness is going to be promoted and hope that it will also accelerate the process, the reviews will be done a little bit quicker and maybe a little bit less costly.

                Just a few more things on some upcoming priorities, the monthly report is basically where we will talk about fiscal, we will talk about operations and personnel and upcoming priorities but I just want to mention three (3) that I think are important.

·       When I first met with all of you, you had talked about goals and objectives and a strategic plan and I think we have got an excellent start on it.  We have gotten input from all of the departments and many of you.  We are now getting close to putting the finishing touches on that document and my hope is to have it in final draft and be able to give it to you by the end of the month so you can take a look at it and determine if we have addressed all of the needs that you have identified.  Last time we met on this Councilman Quinn raised an excellent point and that is if everything is critical in terms of objectives it is going to be tough to get everything accomplished.  We are looking at what are the number one critical objectives that we really need to accomplish.  Hopefully by the end of the month you will be able to take a look at that document and we can move from there.
·       We are implementing a process that we haven’t announced to the staff yet but it is really going to be a budget expenditure review process.  In short what we want to make sure is that each department is cognizant of what there appropriations are by line item or what it is that they have to do.  In addition that they are following all of the procedures to make them stay within that budget.  This is crucial I think in any operation, we want to make everybody fiscally smart and fiscally responsible.
·       The last think that I want to talk about is something that I have had a lot of experience with and we have talked to all three of the union representatives about this and I think everybody is in agreement that I think it is time that we put in place a labor management group with a very single priority right now and that is to look at health and safety.  We are going to establish a group of individuals from the town employees as well as the union that would come together regularly to talk about safety and health issues.  What do we need to comply with the host of regulations that govern safety and health and how do we make sure that an employees that do work for us work in the safest manner as possible.  From there I think there will be other important issues that we can ask this labor management group to look at for us from time to time.

New Business

                Councilman Rosenberg – “Regarding collaboration with the Village, on our next work session should we start the discussion as far as possibly picking out two (2) or three (3) departments between the Village and the Town, maybe we could identify some and then try to use that as a goal that the five (5) of us anyway could attack two (2) or three (3) and then go back to the Village and see if they would concur.”

                Supervisor Quinn recognized the BH/BL Participation in Government Class.

                Motion to adjourn was moved by Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Seconded by Councilman Rosenberg.

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 8:30 PM.


                ATTEST:



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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk