Town of Glenville
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Town Board Meeting Minutes 10/1/2008
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
OCTOBER 1, 2008
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

Present:        Supervisor Frank X. Quinn, Councilmen Edward F. Rosenberg, Mark A. Quinn, Christopher A. Koetzle and Councilwoman Valerie M. DiGiandomenico

Absent: None

                Supervisor Quinn called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM; Councilman Koetzle 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 for.

                Supervisor Quinn – “We are going to add two resolutions to tonight’s agenda.  One has to do with the leasing of a vehicle for the highway department and one has to do with Drainage District #1 (Return).”

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “I have a brief announcement from our Park Planning Commission.  Rennie Hoffman, who’s been a long time Park Planning Commission member and an asset to that commission as well as the community in general, has passed away.  The Committee will be deciding the best way to recognize Rennie’s service to the community.  Most likely this will be done at the Sanders Preserve where he spent most of his time.

                At our next Park Planning meeting we will begin the initial stages of the Anderson Property Master Plan.  Some of the possibilities for the land include hiking trails, a dog park, community gardens and even cross country ski rental in the winter.

                At Maalywck Park we are still waiting for the final approval from the State Archeological Authority before we begin our improvement project.”

                The following people exercised the Privilege of the Floor:

                David Hennel, Rotary Club of Glenville – “I am here to speak in favor of the resolution you have before you this evening about naming the park over by Price Chopper.  We have been working over the last year with Jamie MacFarland and the Town on some projects over at Indian Meadows.  Our Club members also wanted to help improve the area over by Price Chopper.  We have actually already budgeted monies towards fence that has been erected and we also got a generous donation of trees and shrubs from Hewitt’s that have been planted there.  We are hoping to erect a sign that says Welcome to Glenville and a mention of the Rotary Club.”

                No one else wished to exercise the Privilege of the Floor.

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn shared the following thoughts and ideas:

                The only significant upcoming meeting activity that I know of is this Friday morning; the Schenectady County Inter-government Council meets.  If you have anything that you want me to bring up please see me after the meeting tonight and I will be happy to bring them up during the meeting.

                Probably the most important thing obviously is the Supervisor’s Presentation of the Tentative Budget.

                Where we have been, where we are at and where we are going.  By background the Tentative Budget is due today and that is done.  Then we will have the second iteration which is called the Preliminary Budget and that is due out on the 15th of October.  The first meeting in November on the 5th is a public hearing on the Preliminary Budget and then the second meeting on November 19th we will vote the Final Budget for the coming year.

                We have reviewed ’08 year to date so you, I and everybody else has figures through August of ’08.  We had the departments present their budget proposals and that was a potential 42% levy increase.  Then we had the Administrator and the Comptroller do their thing and they gave us the Pre-Tentative Budget.  That was distributed, we did the usual and this year we had face to face meetings with the department heads during a couple of days in September and then we have had our own work shop meetings in September and that brought that number down to 18.9 or 19% and based on all of that I put together the Tentative Budget which you have in front of you.

                We will probably have some more work shops and get that Preliminary Budget published on the 15th and do the things that we just talked about.

                We started out for the average Town homeowner on an assessed property of $173,000 it would have been, if that one went, $207 tax increase and $91 increase for a property in the Village and after we got done with our reviews that got chopped down to $129 for the average homeowner in the Town and $17 to the Village resident.

                This budget tonight, the one that you have got now takes that down to, the Supervisor’s Tentative Budget, takes it down to $11 for the average Town homeowner and $2 tax increase for the average Village homeowner.

                A reminder on the appropriations side we did a lot of things last year to control the budget to include no pay increases for our non-union employees, we cut some positions, froze slots and spots and so forth.  For ’09 we know we have our union contracts, there are pay increases, the union contracts as well as for the rest of us who are not union any of us who take benefits we know those costs are going up and health insurance, we have got fuel and we have got salt for the highway etc., etc.  Pay and benefits as you have heard me say before is usually about 72% – 73% of our budget, that’s no different in ’08, that’s no different in ’09.  When looking at how do we control costs or what do we do about increasing costs that are built in because of contracts?  These are the fastest growing lines in the budget and so I went in there and I looked extra hard in addition to the comments that we had earlier, so we are going to honor the contracts obviously then we are going to try and control the cost because we know the revenue side of this thing is flat, almost totally flat for three or four years so we are going to try and cut as we did so far, I went heavy into personnel, pay and benefits.  This has no new hires in it, it reduces overtime requests, there is also a reduction in personnel and hopefully we will make up for that in the corporate world by increasing productivity just like every other company goes for.  That is what’s in there on the appropriations side.

                You may notice we have increased the fund balance side.  The fund balance for ’08 was $521,000 and projected fund balance for this year as we sit with the August figures we would have approximately 1.9 million in there.  Given the need to be very conservative, all of us for ’09 and the volatility that is built in to both revenue and expenditures this amount of money that is in this budget is conservative and so therefor go conservative and leave a fund balance that we can use.

                Everybody is a nervous wreck about the revenue so sales tax, metroplex tax, mortgage tax, three of the biggest things that we have got is the most volatile part of the revenue.  So far we have done well in the ’08 budget, this time last year when we put this budget together we were very conservative and so we are up so far for ’08 with four months left about 4% almost 5%, so we’re up favorably $478,000 over expenses.

                Now expenses were also up, they are up $190,000 or 1.8% so if it all holds and it keeps going like this and the last four months don’t become crazy or volatile, even on revenue or expenses either one we should have obviously a little more significant fund balance at the end of this year than we had at the end of last year.  So, being conservative for ’09, when I was putting this together that’s where some of that came from, put a little more money from the fund balance into the budget.

                Given all of the things that I just talked about and you know about the projection is just what we said, be cautious.  A couple of scenarios with this particular budget, this is where I was coming from, if the revenues from this year are up and or next year obviously that’s good news.  If they’re down more than we expect they could be down then we’ve got some money in the fund balance to deal with the idiosyncrasies of the current economy.  Also in this budget if the appropriations are higher than budgeted we would have a fund balance to work with, if appropriations are lower more good news, if they come in lower the money goes to the fund balance so that gives us the opportunity all year long for ’09 and then for ’10 to have a larger fund balance that we give right back to the tax payers as a way of lowering the taxes.  We all know at our last meeting we went ahead and authorized, which we should have done and we all voted for it, the dispatch equipment for ’10 we are looking at $200,000 plus or 4% to 5% automatic tax increase.  We want that fund balance in case things don’t go the way we want, we can always give it back to the taxpayers.

                So given that, that’s what you have and I congratulate all of you, all of the staff, especially Tony and our Comptroller, George for all of the data and all of the discretion and everything else.  Bottom line, the three main funds all have an increase in the appropriations in this budget so over all while some departments will be down from this year and some will be up.  The total revenue increase that is in here is really a direct playoff to project a year end.  We have some and we are projected to have it, let’s hope it works.  That gives us some additional money to work and apply.  The fund balance commits more this year than last year $521,000, this year it is up another $150,000.

                So the bottom line summary the average home in Glenville, if we all decide, $11.00 tax increase, $2.00 tax increase if you are in the Village because we obviously share some with the Village.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “The fund balance that you are allocating is $671,000, what does that leave the fund balance at once that is allocated?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “If we use projected we would have about 1.5 million with that allocation.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “Two issues I have had a lot of comments from residents on, is the leave program still in this budget and is the DARE Program still in this budget?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “The leave program, the answer right now is yes.  They are in there that is part and parcel of what we have to decide between here and the final vote.

                I am sure you remember all of the negotiations that we are doing with the County and everybody else to try and get our hands around it.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “On page sixteen of the budget I see Economic Development there is no expenditure for economic activities.  I think we talked to the process of having something that might be available for economic development opportunities in ’09, is that somewhere else in the budget or is that not in the budget?”

                Tony Germano – “There is $12,000 in the budget that shows as revenue and then an appropriation.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “The revenue figures that you are using for ’08…

                Supervisor Quinn – “I took ’06, ’07 & ’08 ran those longitudinally and then that is where the revenue figure for ’09; based on the three years of what was going on with revenue, so yes the revenue in this budget is using the projective.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I think that’s what a big part of our future discussions given the state of the economy and the things that are going on we may need to rethink that revenue line.  To expect to do as well as we did this year I think may be a mistake with sales tax and mortgage tax.

                The 5% essentially then if we have cuts, you didn’t say cut positions but I don’t think you meant that you’d cut positions.  You cut money…

                Supervisor Quinn – “First we froze positions this year, there are cuts in positions in here, yes there are”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “But are there actually cuts in positions because I actually understood that we don’t necessarily cut positions as Board members we cut the money for positions.”

                Supervisor Quinn – “That’s a more accurate statement.  Let’s use one, the highway department; their budget on the appropriation side goes up, one would assume, if you go where the money is most of the budget is in personnel but the department gets their chance to say how they are going to deal with it.  Where did I account for them?  Under personnel lines.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “You didn’t really cut positions because that is what I heard.

                The other thing is we had a projected expenditure increase at 5% and we are cutting from the personnel lines where would you say the bulk of that money is going?  Because of raises that are built in and because of raises?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “Yes, that is the bulk of it.  Generally speaking three years of experience tells us 12% in just health insurance, pay increases by contract are in there so that is the bulk of those two.  There’s nothing else that is a one line six figure, salt for the roads would be a five digit figure, fuel yes but the bulk of it is in the personnel line.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “In 2010 we have the console and we are about to vote on a truck tonight that is going to create a new lease payment which doesn’t come into effect next year but in 2010.  If you are looking at cutting staffing levels by means of cutting personnel lines and we are still looking at a 5% increase this year without the police console and with out the extra truck and a paving bond I think we really have to sharpen our pencils and decide what we are going to do.  It is already lining up for 2010.”

                Supervisor Quinn moved ahead with the agenda.

RESOLUTION NO. 157-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                        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, 2008.  Such hearing shall be held on the 15th of October 2008 at 7:30 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 Koetzle, Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 158-2008

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        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 1, 2008.  Such hearing shall be held on the 15th of October 2008 at 7:30 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 Koetzle, Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 159-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1 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 Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2008.  Such hearing shall be held on the 15th of October 2008 at 7:30 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 Koetzle, Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 160-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                WHEREAS, Halloween will be celebrated on Friday, October 31st; and

                WHEREAS, it is the intent of this resolution to keep Halloween a safe day for the children trick or treating in Glenville,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the time Halloween is to be celebrated within the Town of Glenville is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, October 31, 2008; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief of Police be and he hereby is authorized to print notices of "Safe Friday Halloween" and have them distributed to the Neighborhood Watch Groups, schools, churches, newspapers and at any other locations deemed appropriate.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 161-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, the position of Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission Recording Secretary is currently vacant due to the recent resignation of Amanda Galivan from that position; and

                WHEREAS, Carol Corbett, currently employed in the Town Assessor’s office, who resides at 4 York Road, is interested in filling the Recording Secretary position; and

                WHEREAS, this is a budgeted position that pays $90 per meeting, plus $10/hour pro-rated for meetings that exceed 2 ½ hours in length;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby appoints Carol Corbett to the position of Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission Recording Secretary, effective immediately.

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

Motion Carried

Discussion…

                Councilman Koetzle – “Does the town have plans for this land once we take it or is it part of a master plan?”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I know that we have our parks people who have spoken to us about a passive park, one that would not require maintenance.  I know that there are a lot of wet lands on the property which is probably why they are giving it to us.  There’re also transfer development rights that go with this property.  Once we take control of this parcel we would retain those rights as a matter of fact we could take it and sell it to someone else if we decided to.  We could actually sell the transfer rights and keep the property so someone could develop in a different part of town.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “I thought there was talk of hunting at some point.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I think that if it is considered town land that you could hunt there just given the size of the parcel.  You may be limited as to what kind of hunting you can do there?”

                Councilman Koetzle – “I am a little concerned about accepting land without knowing what we are doing with it specifically and how much it is going to cost the tax payers in the end.  If we develop it, if we don’t develop it, if we put a parking lot on it. I am just a little concerned if we are doing something out of a comprehensive plan.  Do we know how much this generates in tax revenue?”

                Tony Germano – “I believe it is about $800 (give or take a little).”

                Supervisor Quinn – “It goes to the park committee now to come up with a plan now that we have it.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “There are some differences in the property that Councilman Quinn referred to, the Anderson Property on Swaggertown Road.  We took possession of that property as a gift and it came with limitations as to what we could do with it in future uses.  This parcel has none of those, there are no restrictions to this, we could decide that it runs through park planning and they decide that it is going to cost a certain amount to do something and we as a board can say “no” we are not interested in spending any money we are just going to sell it.  We have every right to do that.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “I am just trying to think what possible usages could be for this.  Who would in the end have the final say on how this is going to be used?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “The Park Planning Commission would make a recommendation, the recommendation comes up here to us and we have the final say.”

                Councilman Quinn – “Generally with anyone of these acquisitions the Park Planning Commission develops a master plan of sorts and then they present it to us.  Hopefully during that time period we would certainly devote at least one or two work sessions to that type of discussion.  I will be honest with you because as you know I’m pretty consistently a proponent of not just parks but I am very favorably to open space concepts.  This is the first acquisition that I am really troubled by because it’s primarily swamp land to be honest.  I don’t see it’s viability as even Passive Park and if it were a situation where we were protecting a rural plot from potential development for instance I would be more incline to be in favor of that type of thing.  Given the very nature of this property as is, it has, if you will self-imposed limitations on it because it’s wetlands.  So I don’t think taking that off the tax roll in these financial dire crises we are experiencing is necessarily a good use right now.”

                Supervisor Quinn – “There is a potential buyer for the land in the sense of the nature conservancy so I agree it is not going to be developable.  Maybe a small piece of it is but there are organizations who buy such lands.”

                Councilman Koetzle – “Did we do a market study of how much this is valued at on the market right now?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “The assessor’s number is as good a number as we have.”

                Tony Germano responded but the microphone did not pick up his comments.

                Councilman Koetzle – “It sounded attractive to me a few minutes ago that we might be able to sell if we ever needed to now I am hearing that there are no takers.”

                Tony Germano – “The owner has agreed to transfer the property and there would be no liability to the town what so ever no cost in respect to paying the taxes.  There are no prohibitions on the use of that property.”

RESOLUTION NO. 162-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville has been offered a parcel of land by Jeffrey Christiana and Blake Realty, Inc., and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that it is advantageous to accept title to the property in question consisting of approximately 48 acres of land near the corner of Droms and Onderdonk Roads in the Town of Glenville.

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor is authorized to accept title to the parcel of land currently owned by Jeffrey G. Christiana and Blake Realty, Inc., consisting of approximately 48 acres of land near the corner of Droms and Onderdonk Roads in the Town of Glenville at no cost to the Town other than filing fees and other customary expenses and further provided that the current owners shall pay all taxes due with respect to the parcel including those to be levied in January 2009, and subject to a favorable review of title by the Town’s Attorney.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 163-2008

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, the Glenville Rotary Club has significantly improved the town-leased property formerly occupied by the Payless Gas Station on Rt. 50, and

                WHEREAS, the Glenville Small Business and Economic Development Committee wishes to recognize that site as an entrance to one of the town’s business districts,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the Rotary Club of Glenville to erect a sign on the aforementioned property referencing “Welcome to Glenville Town Center – A Glenville Rotary Park”; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes signage on the property that acknowledges private contributors to park improvements, subject to town approval.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 164-2008

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on September 3, 2008 be and they hereby are approved and accepted as entered.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 165-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS,        Richard LeClair, Superintendent of Highways has informed the Town Board that they will be unable to properly maintain and repair town roads or remove snow, ice and leaf vegetation from the roads in a timely manner without purchasing a new truck; and

                WHEREAS, the Superintendent of Highway is requesting the purchase of one cab and chassis with dump body and plowing equipment to replace one dump plow truck; and

                WHEREAS, the truck that meets our needs is available on state contract therefore not requiring the competitive bid process,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville authorizes the Superintendent of Highways to lease one 2009 Sterling L9511 Cab and chassis with Tenco body equipment package in a sum not to exceed $177,000 as described in OGS specifications from Tracey Road Equipment NYSOGS Contract #PC62376; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the funding for such lease shall be with a competitive bid analysis of leasing at state level and/or better.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 166-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville Drainage District #1(the Return), residents have collected $6,000 in funds for the repair/enhancement of the Fountain in their drainage district #1,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Glenville Town Board hereby authorizes the payment of $3,528.08 to the Ponds and Beyond on behalf of the residents of Drainage District #1 with appropriations for this payment to be taken from budget line item 35.01.8130..4000 to be funded by Drainage District #1 fund balance to supplement fountain repair/replacement work.

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

Motion Carried

New Business:

                Councilman Rosenberg – “In regards to the Anderson property, who is maintaining a few things, the lawn and stuff over there, we own it, is our highway department taking care of that right now?”

                James MacFarland – “Correct, it is part of our parks department budget overall.  The highway department is doing the maintenance.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I know that at one point that one field that faces Van Buren Road had been linked or leased to somebody else, a farmer.”

                James MacFarland – “Yes for strawberry fields.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I noticed that it has recently been cut.  Are we doing that or is someone else using it?”

                James MacFarland – “We did that; we acquired the property that Keith Buhrmaster’s used to lease from Mr. Anderson previously and farmed it.  Mr. Buhrmaster indicated that it had little value because of deer and other wild life eating all of the profits.  They have pulled out of there so we cut the field just recently.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “What is the status of the building itself?  Are we winterizing that or shutting it down for the winter, are we going to have to heat that building all winter?”

                James MacFarland – “There is no electricity, the water is off, our building inspector has inspected it and he says there is nothing to be done to it, everything is stable.  Certainly the inside of the building will be worked on at some point.  There will be no expense other than lawn maintenance.”

                Councilman Rosenberg – “Is anyone going to be keeping the driveway opened this winter in case of a fire or something?”

                James MacFarland – “Yes, our highway will maintain it secondary after all the rest of the roads have been completed.”

                Motion to adjourn was moved by Councilman Koetzle; Seconded by Councilman Rosenberg.

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 8:25 PM.



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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk