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Town Board Meeting Minutes 11/4/2009
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
NOVEMBER 4, 2009
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

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

Absent: Councilman Christopher A. Koetzle (Councilman Koetzle arrived at 7:22 pm)

                Supervisor Quinn called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM; 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 except for Councilman Koetzle who arrived later.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn reported from the Park Planning Commission that volunteers are needed for the Sanders Preserve Trail maintenance, which will occur this Saturday, November 7th from 8:00 am to noon rain or shine.  He stated that the volunteers should be able bodied and dressed appropriately for weather and safety and bring the tools needed to do the job.  He further stated that if interested you should contact Jamie MacFarland at 688-1221 or at jmacfarland@townofglenville.org.

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico congratulated the incoming Supervisor Chris Koetzle and the rest of Glenville’s Focus Team.  I would also like to thank everyone who supported me in my “write-in-campaign”.

                The write-in votes will be tallied tomorrow at the Board of Elections, however yesterday she received numerous calls from voters who encountered problems trying to do a write-in at the polls.  Some of the people who worked at the polls were not clear with the write-in process so she called the Schenectady Board of Elections.  After she called them she encountered problems with the Board of Elections which she is attempting to resolve.  If you had a problem during the write-in campaign, please call me at 399-4277.  She will continue to update this write-in issue.

                Supervisor Quinn – “Item number 5 is the Public Hearing for the 2010 Preliminary Budget.

                The Preliminary Budget has some changes but not monumental changes in there.  The 2010 Preliminary Budget as it stands right now has less then 1% but it is less than zero tax increase.

                After tonight’s public hearing we will probably have a work session next week on the 11th of November to make any final adjustments.  If there doesn’t appear to be any changes that the Town Board members submit in the coming week that are of major significance we may not have the work shop.  At our next regularly scheduled meeting on November 18th, we will vote the Final Budget for 2010.

                Supervisor Quinn opened the public hearing at 7:10 p.m.

                Virginia Graney, resident – “Just a thought on this budget, I recall hearing on one of the TV news programs that the City of Albany had refused any pay increases for any of their employees and I just wondered if they can do that why can’t the Town of Glenville do that?”

                Ed Capovani, resident – “Just a couple of comments on the budget.  You said it’s a zero percent increase as it stands right now?”

                Supervisor Quinn – “Actually Ed, it’s not a full 1% less but it is less so 5/10ths of a percent less.”

                Mr. Capovani – “So I was looking through it on line a little bit and not knowing what we’ve spent in past years in certain areas but I know in attending the board meetings roads have been an issue, paving and so on.  It make sense to me, everything goes up even if we keep things the same, costs go up so it is normal that our taxes are going to increase a little bit.  Keeping them zero is great but are we not taking care of things that need to be taken care of.  I think now oil is cheap, labor is cheap, a very competitive market right now, maybe we should look at spending some money and doing something to our roads, things like that while material is cheap and take advantage of that.  In 2010 we can assume the economy is not going to turn around that quickly so that is my thought.  I like not paying more taxes but it is unrealistic that we are not going to have to pay more taxes.

                As far as negotiating contracts with our town employees I would say let’s get a fair contract for everybody.  These guys do their best for us, we need to take care of them, and they need to take care of us.  I am sure that we can find something that is fair and equitable for everybody.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Quinn closed the public hearing at 7:12 pm.

Privilege of the floor:

                The following people exercised the privilege of the floor.

                Virginia Graney suggested to the Board that the Town charge $25.00 for each political campaign sign posted on our roads and then $50.00 for each sign that is not removed within 24 hours after the election.

                She stated that each party should be ashamed of themselves for the number of signs, the size of the signs they used as well as for all of the mailings with which they flooded our mail boxes.  She also stated that she chastised them for the exaggerated claims that each side made.  She also informed the Board that she voted for no one because of that reason.”

                Scott Williams asked the Board if the leave pick up program was happening this year.  He also asked why the taxes have more than tripled in the eleven years that he has owned property in Glenville.  He complained about the fact that his roadway only gets plowed twice a year and would like to have it plowed more often especially if emergency vehicles need to access the roadway.  He also suggested to the Board that the fines for traffic tickets be increased to help with revenue.

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn shared the following information:

                Supervisor Quinn congratulated the newly elected town board members.

                October 27th Supervisor Quinn attended the Local Government Council meeting.  They reviewed the status of the Empire Zone.  He explained that parts of the Empire Zone are up for grabs but there is nobody that is comfortable on what the State is going to do with the Zone itself.

                The second topic was the economy and the NYS Budget was discussed.  Don’t be surprised if the NYS Government makes more cuts in state aid and those kind of things.

                Supervisor Quinn announced that the Annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place at the Veterans Park down near the Thomas Corners Fire Department on Wednesday, November 11th.

                He stated that another Local Government Council meeting will be held on the 24th of October and they will be discussing pension reform and how that might effect local governments.

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico – “I would like to address Ed Capovani’s concerns about paving.  I am going to suggest at our next work session that we increase the paving budget another $200,000 for next year so that we can bring it up to where it should be.”

                Supervisor Quinn moved ahead with the agenda items.

RESOLUTION NO. 151-2009

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                        A RESOLUTION approving preliminary capital expense budgets of Water District No. 11 of the Town of Glenville and Extensions No. 1 thru 35 for the year of 2010.

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

                SECTION 1.  The Town Board of the Town of Glenville as Commissioners of Water District No. 11 hereby adopts the following preliminary capital expense budget of Water District No. 11 and it’s extensions of the Town of Glenville for the calendar fiscal year 2010:

        Appropriations:
        Charges of Paying Agents and miscellaneous
                expenses in connection with payment of
                principal and interest...................................……$     8,000.00

        Increase of Facilities for Water District
                No. 11 and Extensions (Redemption of Bonded Debt)
                Principal Due 6/15, & 12/01/10....................……….$  392,380.00
                Interest Due 6/1, 6/15, 12/1 &12/15/10......................$  433,234.00

        Bond Anticipation Note/Principal.
                        (Increase in facility for Water Distr. 11)                      $    38,625.00
        Bond Anticipation Note/Interest.
                        (Increase in facility for Water Distr. 11)                      $    21,393.00
                                                Total Appropriations    $  893,632.00

        Estimated Revenue:
        1)  Income from temporary investment of assessment
                for benefit for debt service..................................  $   2,500.00
        2)  Income from contracts with users outside Water District
                No. 11 and Extensions, exclusive of water rents
                paid by such users and exclusive of Charlton,
                Ballston and Rexford Water District charges. …………….- 0 -
        3)  Reserve for bonded debt.................................………………...- 0 -

        Less Equivalency Charges:
        4)  Charlton Water District................$  46,075.00
        5)  Ballston Water District. …………..174,909.00

                                        Total Equivalency Charges    $ 220,984.00

        Net amount to be raised by assessment for
        benefit (based on assessed value and on front
        footage) for capital expense budget for Water
        District No. 11 and Extensions......................……………...$ 670,148.00
                                                Total Revenue             $ 893,632.00

                SECTION 2.  (a)  A proposed assessment roll has been prepared for raising funds for the above preliminary capital expense budget of Water District No. 11 of the Town of Glenville and Extensions Nos. 1 thru 35 thereof, including the apportionment to said Extensions Nos. 1 thru 35 of their respective share of the water supply and transmission and distribution lines;

                                (b)  Computation of assessments based on assessed value of real property:

                Portion of debt service to be paid by assessments based on assessed value on real property:

        Transmission lines, water supply and treatment:
        Gross expense (Section 1 of Resolution
                facilities (Section 1 of Resolution)...................……..……  $ 2,500.00
        Total debt service for transmission lines,
                water supply and treatment...............…........…………..$ 891,132.00

        Rate for Water District No. 11, Extensions,
        1 thru 34 and Charlton Water District, Ballston
        Water District and Rexford Water District
        based on aggregate full value of ..................……………$ 2,439,750,004.00

                SECTION 3.  The assessment roll for Water District No. 11 and Extensions Nos. 1 thru 35 thereof, as mentioned above, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Town Board.

                SECTION 4.  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. 152-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                A RESOLUTION approving a preliminary capital expense budget of Sewer District No. 9 and Woodcrest Sewer Extension for the year 2010.

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

        SECTION 1.  The Town Board of the Town of Glenville as Commissioners of Sewer District #9 and the Woodcrest Sewer Extension hereby adopts the following preliminary capital expense budget of Sewer District #9 and Woodcrest Sewer Extension of the Town of Glenville for the calendar fiscal year 2010.

        Appropriations:
        Redemption of Bonded Debt………………………..……………..$ 155,000.00
        Interest due & administration fee on renewal of Bond Note in the amount
        On 04/01/2010 and 10/01/2010…………………..…...…………..$   96,688.00
        Amount to be raised on benefit plan..............……………….……$ 251,688.00

        Woodcrest Extension Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) on 03/26/2010
        Redemption of principal…………………………………………….$ 9,344.00
        BAN interest due on 03/26/2010…………………………………..$ 4,345/00
                                                                                .$13,689.00

        SECTION 2. A proposed assessment roll shall be prepared for raising funds for the above preliminary capital expense budget of Sewer No. 9 pursuant to the benefit unit basis set forth in the engineering plan for said sewer district.

        SECTION 3.  Said benefit unit plan provides for the assignment of one (1) benefit units to each individual parcel of land per the engineering plan.

        Amount to be raised on benefit plan        $251,688.00  =   $31.81/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                            7,912.04
        Annual Charge Per Benefit Unit                   $31.81

        Woodcrest Amount to be raised on benefit plan……………………$13,689.00
        Number of Benefit Units…………………………………………………………19
        Annual Charge per Benefit Unit………………………………………$      720.47

        SECTION 4.  The proposed assessment roll for Sewer District #9 shall be prepared and the appropriate extensions made thereon pursuant to this resolution and such proposed assessment roll and the estimate of income and expenditures shall be filed with the Clerk of the Town Board.

        SECTION 5.  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. 153-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

                        A RESOLUTION approving a preliminary Capital expense budget of the joint Acorn Drive and Woodhaven Sewer Districts for the year 2010.

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

                SECTION 1.  The Town Board of the Town of Glenville as Commissioners of the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District hereby adopts the following capital expense budget of the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District of the Town of Glenville for the calendar fiscal year 2010:

        Appropriations:
        Redemption of bonded debt 5/15/10    ......................  $20,000.00
                (4)    $1,488           (6)   $18,512

        Interest due on 5/15/10 and 11/15/10 ..............................5,030.00
                        TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS……..……..$25,030.00

        Redemption of bond anticipation note (BAN)
                on 04/01/10 of $625,000.00………………………25,000.00
        BAN interest on 4/01/10 on $625,000.00……………......13,125.00
                                                                ……..$38,125.00

        Total amount to be raised on benefit plan               ……..$63,155.00

        Estimated Revenue:

        Interest Earned ............................................................  $ 2,228.00
        Appropriated Fund Balance ..........................................           0.00
                                                                          $ 2,228.00

        Amount to be raised on benefit plan .............................$ 60,927.00

                SECTION 2.  A proposed assessment roll shall be prepared for raising funds for the above preliminary capital expense budget of the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District pursuant to the benefit unit basis set forth in the engineering plan for said sewer districts.

                SECTION 3.  Said benefit unit plan provides for the assignment of two (2) benefit units to each individual parcel of land and the assignment of three (3) benefit units to a single family house for a total of five (5) benefit units for a single family house and lot.

        Amount to be raised by benefit plan     $60,927.00 =  $49.53/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                     1230

        Annual Charge Per Single
        Family Residence                                $ 49.53 x 5   =    $247.65

                SECTION 4.  The proposed assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District shall be prepared and the appropriate extensions made thereon pursuant to this resolution and such proposed assessment roll and estimate of income and expenditures shall be filed with the Clerk of the Town Board.

                SECTION 5.  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. 154-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION approving preliminary Capital expense budget of the Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1 for the year 2010.

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

                SECTION 1.  The Town Board of the Town of Glenville as Commissioners of the Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1 hereby adopts the following capital expense budget of the Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No.1 of the Town of Glenville for the calendar fiscal year 2010:

        Appropriations:
        
        Redemption of bond anticipation note (BAN)
                on 09/03/10 of $2,540,714………………………… .$ 94,101.00
        BAN interest on 09/03/10 on $2,540,714…………………… 37,857.00
                                                                ………..$131,958.00

        Total amount to be raised on benefit plan                        $131,958.00

        Estimated Revenue:

        Interest Earned .............................................................. $    225.00
        Appropriated Fund Balance ........................................ ...          0.00
                                                                        …...225.00

        Amount to be raised on benefit plan ........................... $ 131,733.00

                SECTION 2.  A proposed assessment roll shall be prepared for raising funds for the above preliminary capital expense budget of the Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No.1 pursuant to the benefit unit basis set forth in the engineering plan for said sewer districts.

                SECTION 3.  Said benefit unit plan provides for the assignment of benefit units to each individual parcel of land based on engineering planning report.

        Amount to be raised by benefit plan     $131,733.00  =  $531.18/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                       251.5

        Annual Charge Per Single
        Family Residence                                $531.18 x 1   =    $531.18

                SECTION 4.  The proposed assessment roll for Alplaus Sewer District No.1 and Extension No. 1 shall be prepared and the appropriate extensions made thereon pursuant to this resolution and such proposed assessment roll and estimate of income and expenditures shall be filed with the Clerk of the Town Board.

                SECTION 5.  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. 155-2009

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS this Local Law No. 3 of 2009 has been introduced; and

                WHEREAS a public hearing has been duly held thereon,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopt Local Law No. 3 of 2009, a Local Law to amend the Code of the Town of Glenville, Chapter 255, “Vehicle and Traffic Local Law” as follows:

ADD:

Section 255-8. – Speed Limits

        C. A maximum speed limit of 40 miles per hour is hereby established within the Town of Glenville on the following highways:

        Hoffman Hill Road Ext. entire length from Wolf Hollow Road to Wolf Hollow Road

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this local law shall take effect on the date of the filing with the Secretary of State of the State of New York.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 156-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle


        WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is the recipient of funds made available through the New York State Governor’s Office for Small Cities Economic Development; and

        WHEREAS, pursuant to Article 5, Section 99-h of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York, the Town has previously made such funds available to Solid Surface Craftsman, Inc., having its principal place of business at 144 Freeman’s Bridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302, as a low interest loan and job creation project under a loan agreement dated October 22, 2007 and a promissory note and personal guarantee of even date; and

        WHEREAS, the borrower has requested the Town Board to extend the “interest only” repayment period on the loan from 2 to 3 years followed by the repayment of both principal and interest on the loan over an additional 5 years; and

        WHEREAS, this Town Board has determined that economic conditions justify a modification of the terms of repayment of the loan as requested in order to facilitate the creation of jobs as intended,

        NOW THEREFORE, BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor is authorized to enter into a modification agreement with the borrower with a modified promissory note and guarantee which will provide for the payment of interest only on the loan for the first 36 months following the original loan execution followed by principal and interest payments commencing in the 37th month and a loan termination date of October 22, 2015.

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

Motion Carried





RESOLUTION NO. 157-2009

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 21, 2009, are hereby approved and accepted as entered.

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

Motion Carried

Town Administrator:

                Tony Germano – “I have an update on the joint sewer project, the Alplaus Sewer extension in the Town of Clifton Park.  Last we met we reported that Clifton Park did get approval from the State Comptroller to proceed with the construction and tying in about 260 of their users to the sewer extension in Alplaus.  The Glencliff School, we were told two weeks ago they were probably inside of a month ready to go with the hookup inside the sewer extension in Alplaus and I believe that is proceeding.  The intermunicipal agreement that this Board signed with the Town Board in Clifton Park the next obligation where Clifton Park has now paid for the increase pipe and increased pumps that were needed on the Alplaus side of the sewer project to accommodate another 260 users and that money has now made its way to the Town.  The last report from Clifton Park is that come the next construction season they’ll begin to construct their pipes and begin starting with the hookups.

                I think it is safe to say that everything that we had hoped was going to happen with tying in three jurisdictions, Glenville, Clifton Park and Glencliff School has just about happened.  All of the requirements and the approvals have been obtained so that is proceeding as it was designed.

                You recall that the Town of Glenville was fortunate to get $100,000 solar grant from the New York Power Authority (NYPA) this comes from penalty money on their petroleum program and I am pleased to say that we have issued the Request for Quotation and bids are due back next week to hire a firm to oversee the purchase, installation and eventual hookup of a solar generator on one of our four facilities.  Part of the request for quotation includes a firm to do an engineering study to tell us, not only what size generator would work but on which facility.  Under the office of the grant that project has to be completed by the end of July 2010.  Hopefully within the next month or so we will be able to issue a RFP and we will be moving forward on that.

                I am also please to report that the grant has spawned another discussion with the NY Power Authority regarding a possibility of a bigger solar project perhaps on the Town’s landfill and we are actively discussing with them now opportunities where they would issue the funding, they would hire a contractor, no requirements or any match required by the Town.  We are going to be meeting with them in the near future to discuss the potential of maybe expanding the Town of Glenville going “green”.

                Supervisor Quinn – “Everybody talks about shared services, everybody says it’s a wonderful idea and so forth and we are all living one right here with this particular project.  All kinds of people get a “win, win, win” on this kind of thing.”

New Business:

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico repeated that is there was a problem with their write-in vote on Election Day to call her.

                Councilman Koetzle – “I would like to thank you, Mr. Supervisor, for a spirited campaign, for your past four years of service as Supervisor and to wish you well and tell you I look forward to working with you during this transition for the betterment of the Town in this transition.”

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 7:45 pm.



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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk