Town of Glenville
18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302
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Town Board Meeting Minutes 5/28/2008
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
MAY 28, 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 – “Just a reminder that in June, July and August we will be meeting on the third Wednesday of the month.  Tonight is a regular meeting that we postponed from last Wednesday because of the Memorial Day Parade which was held in the Village.

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

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “I met with the Traffic Safety Committee last week and they are interested in setting a public hearing to make some changes to our Vehicle and Traffic Law.  (microphone malfunction)

                Councilman Rosenberg – “Lowe’s has down graded their request for building size, they have cut about 14,000 square feet off of their building and they decreased the size of the wall on Freemans Bridge Road.

                They still have not resolved the issue with the contaminates crossing the property there.

                Yesterday was the last day to turn in your grievance.”

                Supervisor Quinn – “Next on the agenda is a public hearing where we are looking for comments on the proposed various zoning text amendments.”

                Supervisor Quinn opened the public hearing at 7:40 pm.

                Kevin Corcoran, Town Planner, gave the following overview on the proposed zoning ordinance amendments:

·       The amendments being proposed cover five different topics:  1) keeping of horses in Suburban Residential (SR) districts  2) imposing an expiration date for site plan approvals  3) home occupations  4) accessory uses and structures  5) definitions.

·       Two of the five proposed amendments (keeping of horses in SR districts and expiration date for site plan approvals) are being offered by the Town Board, while the remaining amendments are being proposed by the Building and Planning Departments.

·       The proposal regarding horses calls for allowing horses to be kept within SR zoning districts, provided there is a minimum lot size of 10 acres.  Also, as proposed, only one horse per 10 acres would be permitted in the SR district.  At present, our zoning only allows horses in Rural Residential and Agricultural (RA) districts, which roughly equates to ½ of the Town; primarily the portion of Town west of Sacandaga Road.  This proposal would allow horses in the residential districts of the more suburbanized eastern portion of Town, provided the lot exceeds 10 acres.

·       The proposal for site plan approvals is to establish a sunset clause of one year for projects that receive site plan approval from the PZC.  If construction has not commenced within one year of approval, the approval would lapse.  Presently there is no expiration date for site plan approvals, so we occasionally come up against projects that go to construction many years after approval.  

        What we would do here under this proposal is have them expire after one year if construction has not commenced which means that they would have to reappear in front of the Planning Board.

·       As for the home occupations proposal, at present we allow up to 25% of the gross floor area of the residence to be used for the home occupation.  We’re suggesting a reduction to 15%, which would make us consistent with the New York State Building & Fire Code.  

·       The fourth item of zoning amendments being considered involves accessory uses and structures.  Most of these minor amendments have to do with setbacks of these structures and maximum allowed sizes.

        We also added some definitions and amendments of definitions just based on the building departments administration of the ordinance over the past few years.

·       The last group of zoning amendments covers definitions of terms.  We are proposing the addition of some new definitions and the altering of others.  This is the result of the Building Department discovering problems relative to interpretation and administration of certain subjects over the years as a result of vague definitions, or a complete lack of definitions in certain instances.

·       I should point out that both the PZC and GECC have reviewed these zoning amendment proposals.  Both the GECC and PZC had issues with the horses in SR districts proposal.  The PZC does not support this proposal because, in their judgment, the keeping of farm animals is out of character in suburban settings.  The GECC, on the other hand, suggested that if this proposal goes through, a minimum lot size of 5 acres would be more appropriate.

·       The PZC and GECC are okay with an expiration clause for site plan approvals, but both recommend that the expiration period be bumped up from one year to two years.

·       Lastly, the Schenectady County Planning Department weighed in on the proposed zoning amendments and suggested that the Town consider a minimum lot size of 7 acres for horses in SR districts.  Going with a 7-acre minimum lot size would make us consistent with the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets definition of agricultural production and horse boarding.

                Kurt Semon, resident – “I have a comment on home occupations.  We are going to limit the use of a home from 25% down to 15% for home occupations, I would only recommend that you do a review of the Town of Glenville to see what home occupations are out there presently, to explore if you should have any kind of grandfather clause, if the State allows one, because you have numerous business out there be it legal, medical, daycare that may already be in operation, operating between 15 and 25%.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Quinn closed the public hearing at 7:47 pm.

Privilege of the floor:

                Bobby Kline, student – “The sewage system in Glenville has been a big problem at my house.  We get all of the waste from other areas because we are lower.  The town has informed us that we need to fix it because it is in our yard.  Multiple houses around our area have the same problem.  I think we need a new sewage system in the town.”

                No one else wished to speak during the privilege of the floor.

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn shared the following with the Board:

                May 10th – Schenectady County Fishing Day was held.

                May 16th – Attended Schenectady County Inter-government Meeting.  We discussed how do the towns access the health insurance as well as the prescription drug system that the county has?  The County and the City have worked out some pieces where they do it collaboratively.  We were asking them since they have big buying power how do we get into it.  That discussion will continue.

                Another item that came up but didn’t get dealt with is this year as you may recall, I am pretty sure it is November but it might be December, the sales tax distribution contract is up and so all five towns said yes we want to have preliminary discussions, we don’t want to wait until the end.  Sometime this summer we will get it up on the table in these work sessions so we are all comfortable and do our homework before we get to the actual contract.

                May 20th – We had a Rotary Exchange Student, a professional, visit here to see how it works here at the Town Municipal Center.

                May 21st – Schenectady/Glenville Economic Development Corporation was rescheduled for May 28th.

                May 21st – The Scotia Memorial Day Parade was held.

                May 26th – Memorial Day Service was held at the County Veteran’s Park at 2:00 pm and after the service Thomas Corner’s Fire Department provided a social opportunity with refreshments.

                May 28th – Schenectady/Glenville Economic Development Corporation was held at 7:30 pm.  The main idea was for firms that are applying for tax advantages to build on buildings or expand buildings was the main agenda item.

                May 29th – The 109th Air Base is having a thank you to Congressman McNulty at 7:30 am and we are all invited.

                May 29th – The new Armed Forces Reserve Center is holding their “Opening Ceremony” at 10:30 am.

                May 30th – I will be meeting with the auditors at 9:00 am to assist them in wrapping up the audit.

                June 2nd – A briefing will be held at 7:00 pm conducted by the Schenectady County Emergency Management Office.  Where are they at, at least at the County level) with the radio/dispatch digital versus this and that and equipment bids.

                June 3rd – There will be a meeting here at 9:30 am to discuss the County Board of Elections proposal to consolidate some of the towns polling locations.

                June 6th – There will be a meeting at 8:30 am in Rotterdam consisting of the five towns, the two villages and the county.  The county is going to do a briefing on the Schenectady County’s Bicentennial in 2009.

                June 12 – Burnt Hills is having their annual Flag Day Parade.

                At our next work session we need to talk over several things but one is fiscal matters, where are we at with the ’08 budget so far and another one is Fire Protection District No. 4.

                We have an application to establish a community residential facility for some developmentally disabled people on Havenbrook Drive.  There is a procedure and it has been done many times in the past so that will follow and it doesn’t call for any board action.”

                Supervisor Quinn moved forward with the agenda items.

RESOLUTION NO. 103-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

        Whereas, the Town of Glenville Town Board is preparing to enter into a lease with a consortium of tenants to operate a public safety training center on a town-owned 12.54-acre parcel off of Vley Road and Vley Road Extension; and

        Whereas, this proposal constitutes a Type I action in accordance with 6 NYCRR Part 617 (State Environmental Quality Review Act {SEQRA}); and  

        Whereas, the Glenville Town Board has assumed SEQRA Lead Agency in this instance; and   

        Whereas, both the Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended that the Town Board find no significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the lease/contract that would authorize construction of a public safety training center, and that the Board issue a SEQRA “Negative Declaration;”

        Now, therefore, be it resolved, that the Glenville Town Board hereby determines that the proposed lease that will authorize construction of the public safety training center will not result in a significant adverse environmental impact; and  

        Be it further resolved, that the Glenville Town Board hereby issues a SEQRA “Negative Declaration” (attached) for this application, based on the following findings:

A variety of documentation has been submitted in support of the Public Safety Training Center (PSTC) proposal, including a comprehensive “Environmental Review Submission,” “Cultural Resources Survey,”  “Schematic Design Report” and various plans and drawings, among other items.  This documentation was provided, in part, to address questions and concerns on the part of the Town relative to potential environmental impacts associated with the project.  

It is the Glenville Town Board’s position that the applicant has demonstrated that any potential environmental impacts associated with the PSTC project will be minimized to the maximum extent practical.  The key environmental issues identified with the project are outlined below, with a brief description of how the project will be constructed and/or managed so as to minimize impacts:

Air Quality Impacts:  Concerns were raised that the proposed burn building would generate air pollution, which would ultimately degrade air quality in the residential neighborhood along Vley Road, which lies predominantly downwind from the PSTC site.  The applicant has addressed this issue in the following ways.  

·       The burn facility will only use propane and class I materials (predominantly straw) as fuel for the live burns.  Propane burns tend to be “clean” with few pollutants generated.  The maximum amount of class I materials to be burned at any one time is 150 pounds, which will not result in a significant amount of smoke or air pollutants.
·       The duration of the live burns is brief, typically no longer than 10 minutes.  
·       During windy days when smoke and/or pollutants could drift over nearby residences, the PSTC facility operators will use only propane for their live burns.
·       Signs will be posted on-site prior to live burns to alert the public of pending burns.  

Impacts on the Underlying Aquifer:  The project site lies over the Great Flats Aquifer.  The site itself falls within two different zones of the aquifer.  The western ¼, or so, of the site lies over Zone 2 (primary recharge) of the aquifer with the remaining portion of the site being located over Zone 3 (general recharge).  

The Intermunicipal Watershed Rules and Regulations govern what can and can’t be built or placed over the various zones of the aquifer.  There are a number of restrictions for Zone 2, given that this is a very sensitive portion of the aquifer due to its proximity to a wellfield – in this case, the Town of Glenville’s well-field (approximately ½ mile southwest of the PSTC property) – and the rapid permeability of the soils in this zone.
 
Underground storage facilities are one type of land use that is prohibited within Zone 2.  This became an issue when the PSTC proposal was initially unveiled, because the plans called for an underground storm water collection and infiltration system over the Zone 2 portion of the site.  This storm water system was primarily going to collect runoff from the emergency vehicle operators course (EVOC) proposed for the western portion of the site.  This troubled the Town in that gasoline, antifreeze, oil and other automobile-related contaminants could end up in the underground collection/storage system, which in turn could pollute the Town’s drinking water source.

The applicant was accordingly directed to redesign the project site so that the project would be in compliance with all provisions of the Intermunicipal Watershed Rules and Regulations.  The applicant has obliged by relocating the underground storm water collection and infiltration system out of Zone 2.   

Noise Impacts:  A noise impact study was prepared for the PSTC application.  Ambient noise levels varied by time of day, with the upper end of the ambient noise levels reaching into the mid to upper 60 decibels (dBA) range.  The peak noise level recorded was 87 dBA from a train whistle at 180 feet.  Truck traffic noise levels peaked at 76 dBA.

For the most part anticipated noise levels on the PSTC site will be comparable to existing ambient noise levels.  Further, operations on the PSTC project site will largely comply with the Town’s Zoning Ordinance regulations pertaining to noise, which establish a maximum of 75dBA at the property line.
  
The one element of the PSTC project that will occasionally generate noise above ambient noise levels and above the 75dBA zoning ordinance threshold is the proposed EVOC course.  It is anticipated that the EVOC course could generate 84dBA in association with tires squealing from rapid deceleration.  Skidding and loss of tire traction from rapid vehicle acceleration could generate noise in the 77 to 81dBA range.   

While noise from the EVOC course could be viewed as a nuisance, it should be noted that ambient peak noises will be higher than peak noises from the PSTC site.  Further, the noise generated from the EVOC course will not exceed the 75dBA threshold at any residential property line.  The only property line where the 75dBA level will be exceeded is along the western property line, where the PSTC site shares a border with a commercial sign fabrication business.  Further, noise levels above 75dBA will only occur when the EVOC course is being used, and then only periodically during EVOC operation.   

Traffic Impacts:  A traffic impact study was prepared for the PSTC application.  The study looked at impacts during both the AM and PM peak periods, and it included a sight distance analysis for both of the proposed driveways.  It should be noted that the traffic study assumed a peak vehicle generation of 134 vehicles during the AM peak and 133 during the PM peak.  However, the PSTC consortium recently indicated during the Town Board’s May 7, 2008 public hearing that it is extremely unlikely that this many vehicles will enter or exit the site during peak periods.  The projected peak trips assume maximum build-out of the site, and peak arrival and departure times that match highway system peak periods.  The consortium representatives indicated that maximum build-out as originally shown is unlikely to occur (the project has been downscaled to a degree), and that users of the site typically arrive at and depart from the site outside of the typical rush hour periods.

Even with what appears to be an overstated worst-case traffic generation scenario, the traffic study concludes that traffic impacts from the PSTC project will be negligible, noting that “the level of service analysis indicates that both site access driveways are expected to operate at good levels of service during the peak hours after full build-out.”

The study also notes that sight distance at both proposed driveways is adequate.  However, the study does recommend that an embankment to the east of the existing Vley Road Extension/Route 5 intersection (the “secondary” access for the PSTC site) be cut down to improve visibility to the east, which is somewhat limited due to the presence of this embankment.  The applicant should comply with this recommendation before opening their secondary driveway on Vley Road Extension.
        
Archeological/Historical Impacts:  A Phase 1A/1B archeological survey was prepared for the project site.  Upon review of the survey, the Town had questions about whether the shovel tests were meaningful in that it appeared that the shovel tests didn’t penetrate native soils.  There was also a reference within the study to prehistoric resources having been discovered on the project site in the past, although there was no information about these apparent previous finds.

Given these issues, the Town contacted the New York State Historic Preservation Office (SHIPO) to find out if an additional archeological investigation was warranted (i.e. a Phase II investigation).  In a letter dated December 7, 2006 from Philip A. Perazio of  SHIPO to Matthew Rogers of the Saratoga Associates, Mr. Perazio issued the following conclusion on behalf of SHIPO:

        “We concur that no significant cultural resources will be impacted by the
        planned project and agree with the recommendation that the project be
        allowed to proceed without any further cultural resource investigation.”        

In light of SHIPO’s review and conclusion, the Town determines that this project will not impact any known archeological or historical resources.

In addition to the mitigation measures outlined above for the various environmental concerns, the Town Board finds the following:  

·       The PSTC project will not result in a substantial increase in potential for erosion, flooding, leaching or drainage problems.  A combination of adequate storm water collection/storage systems and a flat, well-drained site minimize the potential for erosion, flooding, etc.

·       Pursuant to the Full Environmental Assessment Form prepared for this project, this action will not result in the removal or destruction of any significant habitat area, nor will it impact any threatened or endangered specials of animal or plant.  

·       Admittedly the PSTC project does not comply with the land use plan component of the Town of Glenville Comprehensive Plan (1990).  This kind of land use was not contemplated at the time that the Comprehensive Plan was drafted.  It can be argued, however, that the property on which the PSTC will be built is reasonably suitable for this type of use, given that the property abuts railroad tracks and a four-lane state highway, is situated at the terminus of I-890, and is located near quasi-industrial uses to the west (Olson Sign Company and Greno Industries).

·       The PSTC project will not result in an impact to recreational or agricultural resources.  A portion of this site contains the former roadbed of Vley Road, which was abandoned when the western end of this road was rerouted to accommodate the Exit 26 Bridge/I-890 extension project (1998).  Portions of the site have also been used for dumping and clean fill, and some of the site was scraped and covered with crushed asphalt and gravel.  Consequently, the site has remained vacant, and has never been contemplated as a suitable site for recreation or park use.  

An aerial photo from 1961 appears to indicate that the project site was once part of an orchard, although there hasn’t been any agricultural use on this property for at least two decades.    

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 104-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

        WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is the owner of a certain 11.4 acre parcel on Vley Road Extension in the Town of Glenville, commonly known as 1725 Vley Road Extension, Glenville, New York 12302, and

        WHEREAS, the Homeland Security and Public Safety Training Consortium, Inc. has proposed to lease the premises from the Town of Glenville for the construction and operation of a Public Safety Training Facility, and

        WHEREAS, the project proposes a use of the premises in question which is not allowed under the Glenville Zoning Ordinance, and
        
        WHEREAS, this Town Board has held a Public Hearing on Wednesday, May 7, 2008 at 7:30PM, at which time all parties in interest were afforded an opportunity to be heard and to publicly comment on the location of the proposed Public Safety Training Facility, and

        WHEREAS, the Town Board has considered the following factors in determining whether or not to permit the proposed use:
        
        1)  The nature and scope of the proposed project and the nature of the instrumentality seeking the proposed use of the premises;

        2)  The proposed use of the land would involve the operation of a Public Safety Training Facility;

        3)  The extent to which the public interest is served by the public safety training to be offered at the proposed facility;

        4)  The extent to which the Glenville Zoning Regulations would impact the proposed Public Safety Training Facility;

        5)  The impact that the Public Safety Training Facility would have on legitimate local interests;

        6)  The Homeland Security and Public Safety Training Consortium’s legislative grant of authority and the funding granted by the State Legislature for the proposed project;

        7)  The availability, or lack thereof, of alternative locations for the proposed facility in other areas of the Town with less restrictive zoning regulations;

        8)  The availability, or unavailability, of possible alternative methods of providing the needed project;

        9)  The inter-governmental participation in the project development process and the opportunity to be heard, and

        WHEREAS, the Town Board having considered the factors listed above, has come to the conclusion that the public interest would be served by the establishment of the proposed facility,

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Glenville Town Board does hereby authorize the establishment of a Public Safety Training Facility on Town property located at 1725 Vley Road Extension, Glenville, NY 12302, notwithstanding any Town of Glenville zoning regulations which may apply to the premises.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 105-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

        WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville has been in negotiations with the Homeland Security and Public Safety Training Consortium, Inc. for a lease of certain property owned by the Town of Glenville commonly known as 1725 Vley Road Extension, Glenville NY 12302, and

        WHEREAS, the parties have negotiated terms and conditions of the proposed lease which are satisfactory to the Town and which will promote the public interest,

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Glenville Town Board does hereby authorize the Town Supervisor to enter into a Lease and Operation Agreement with the Homeland Security and Public Safety Training Consortium, Inc., for the construction and operation of a Public Safety Training Facility on Town property located at 1725 Vley Road Extension, Glenville, NY 12302, a copy of which is annexed hereto and made a part hereof.

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

Motion Carried

                Supervisor Quinn – “For the students who are with us this evening, this is a process that took well over a year, you just don’t build something even if it is for public safety.  You can hear all of the different things that had to be considered for this kind of a facility.  Not only does it benefit our town residents but this will be a regional training facility for many counties in the area and therefore a lot of depth and breath and detail go into this even when it is obviously a good project.  We have a lot of laws and a lot of conformity and ordinances that we have to consider.

                Congratulations to the staff, to the members of the Consortium for the hard work they did and thank you Town Board.”

RESOLUTION NO. 106-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

        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 Extension No. 35 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 “Owl Creek Estates”, 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, 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 18th day of June, 2008, 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 Koetzle, Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 107-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                WHEREAS the New York State and Local Retirement Systems has requested that the Town of Glenville fix the number of days worked to be reported for elected and selected appointed officials; and

                WHEREAS said officials have kept a log of their time worked; and

                WHEREAS the Town Board by Resolution No. 249-94, adopted on September 21, 1994, fixed the standard work day for elected and appointed officials for retirement system purposes at six hours,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby establishes the following as a standard proportion of, and days to be reported for, each pay period to be reported to the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System as the amount of each pay period worked by the following elected and appointed officials for retirement system purposes:

ELECTED OFFICIALS
Monthly Pay Period

Position                                    Proportion                          Days to be Reported

Town Supervisor                                 3/4                                     15.7 days
Town Board Member                       1/2                                     11.8 days
Town Justice                            1/3                                       6.5 days

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Town Clerk                                      1/1                             10 days (full time)
Receiver of Taxes                               1/1                             10 days (full time)
Superintendent of Highways              1/1                             10 days (full time)

APPOINTED OFFICIALS
Monthly Pay Period

Attorney for Town of Glenville             3/4                                  14.8 days
Asst. Town Attorney                        1/12                           1.9 days

APPOINTED OFFICIALS
Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Town Administrator                         1/1                          10 days (full time)
Comptroller                                        1/1                          10 days (full time)
Assessor                                           1/1                          10 days (full time)
Planner                                    1/1                          10 days (full time)
Director of Human Services                 1/1                          10 days (full time)
Deputy Town Clerk                                  1/1                          10 days (full time)
Clerks to Town Justice                     1/1                          10 days (full time)
Deputy Superintendent of Highways          1/1                          10 days (full time)
Chief of Police                            1/1                          10 days (full time)

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

RESOLUTION NO. 108-2008

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Monthly Departmental Reports for April 2008 as received from the following:

                Dog Control
                Highway Department
                Justice Department
                Planning Department
                Receiver of Taxes
                Section 8 Housing Payments
                Town Clerk's Office
                Water Department

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

Ayes:   Councilmen Koetzle, Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None
Motion Carried
RESOLUTION NO. 109-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                WHEREAS, in order to provide for the maintenance of the Public Works Department during the summer months, seasonal employees are hired,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Matt Falso, 205 Jay Street, Scotia and Tom Marchesani, 714 Glen Avenue, Glenville are hired as Public Works Laborers (seasonal) at the budgeted rate of $8.00 per hour (no benefits) from 6/1/08 – 8/31/08.

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


Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 110-2008

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, by application dated April 28, 2008 and according to the Code of the Town of Glenville, Beukendaal & Thomas Corners Fire Departments have applied for a permit to conduct Outdoor Amusement/Entertainment at the Schenectady County Airport Field adjacent to Roland J. Downs (old ball field) Friday July 11th noon to midnight and Saturday July 12th noon to midnight.; and

                WHEREAS, said application did include permission of the owner of the property on which said Amusement/Entertainment will be conducted, and the necessary insurance coverage; and

                WHEREAS, said application has been referred to the Chief of Police, Town of Glenville and the respective Fire Chief of the area in which said entertainment will be conducted and the Schenectady County Environmental Health Department, as required by the Code of the Town of Glenville,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Glenville that said application of the Thomas Corners & Beukendaal Fire Departments (Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Association Convention) be and it hereby is approved, and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk be and she hereby is authorized and directed to issue the required permit subject to all stipulations cited by the Chief of Police, the Thomas Corners Fire Chief and the Schenectady County Environmental Health Department.

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

Motion Carried

Town Administrator’s Report:

                Tony Germano – “I have just two quick reports; Councilman Rosenberg has already mention both of them.

                I am please to report that the remaining easement for the Lowe’s Project was obtained about two weeks ago.  We have now provided all of the easements to Lowe’s.  That was an interesting process but I am glad it is concluded.  I want to thank our Town Clerk for notarizing each and every document, some of them not once but twice.

                The next step for Lowe’s is that they are re-bidding the project, they are reducing the footprint of the building about 14,000 square foot; therefore they are going out for a re-bid.  They have a few more site considerations that they need to process.  The hope is that we will see a summer start; they should be notifying the town about their schedule.

                The second thing I want to talk about is this week was my first Board of Assessment review process.  I can tell you that our Town Assessor and staff prepared diligently for this process.  The process this year was organized, it was orderly and it was productive.  She provided great support to the Board of Assessment Review and she is now diligently going through the applications and is going to continue to provide them with guidance as they now get into the mechanics of reviewing each and every case.

                I want to give a special thanks to Darlene and Carol for supporting this year’s operation.  I thought it went very, very smoothly.”

New Business

                Councilman Rosenberg – “I have two items that maybe we can do a little homework between now and our next work session and add them on for discussion.

                I have some concerns with the price of gas going up and up and up.  In our Highway and Police Departments as far as expenditures I know that some of that may be on the sheet that you handed us.

                Some of the cars that are going home; in light of the increase in gas prices maybe we need to look at that again.

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico – “I also have a big concern on take home vehicles and I would like to see it discussed at the next work session.”


RESOLUTION NO. 111-2008

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

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

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

Motion Carried


                Supervisor Quinn adjourned this portion of the meeting at 8:26 p.m. and entered into Executive Session.

                Time being 9:15 pm Supervisor Quinn reconvened the meeting.

                Motion to adjourn was moved by Councilman Quinn Seconded by Councilman Rosenberg.

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 9:16 PM.


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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk