Town of Glenville
18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302
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Town Board Meeting Minutes 5/6/2009
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
MAY 6, 2009
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 7:00 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.

Town Council Reports

                Councilman Quinn reported from the Park Planning Committee that they had discussed the recommendations that the Dog Control Officer had made in regard to dogs in the parks.  There was a general consensus when it came to prohibiting dogs on the playing fields, in our parks and also within the fenced in basketball courts and the tennis courts.  There was a difference of opinion as to where, when and how we should restrain dogs when it comes to the pavilion rentals and things like that but once we reach a consensus on that you will see some draft legislation on it.

                Councilman Koetzle reported on the Solar Grant from Senator Farley’s Office for $100,000.  An engineering firm has been engaged by the town to help with the specs for the project.  The firm that we are talking to has done work around the world and is headquartered in NYC.  They come highly recommended and the cost of their services is about $20,000 which is covered by the grant.  The actual purchase and installation of the solar panels is expected to cost about $80,000.

                The highway department has completed their brush pickup from the storm debris that was left from the December storm and I want to thank every member of the department.  They worked very long hours and got the job done and I appreciate their efforts.  They began working on leaves and they are in district no. 1.

                Tax Grievance Day is May 26th from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm with more details on our web-site.  It is held at the Municipal Center at 18 Glenridge Road and you may make an appointment with the Assessor, call 688-1200.  You don’t need an appointment, just submit your information to the Assessor by that date.

                The Small Business Economic Development Committee held it’s second in a series of small business outreach meetings with town leaders.  We had over 35 owners at the meeting.  I would like to thank Kevin, Tony and Jamie for all of the work they put into that as well as Alan Boulant, President of the Glenville Business Association and all the members of that Association.  Thanks to John Sarnowski for hosting the event and to Glenville Queen Diner for donating all of the food.  We presented the Town Master Plan and took many questions from the business owners in the community related to development within Glenville.  We will continue these going up to the north side of the town in another month or two and down to the Rte. 5 corridor.

                The modified bulk item program is in its second of four Saturdays.  The residents have two remaining Saturdays to drop off their bulk items.  The program runs from 7:00 am until noon.  So far we have serviced over 515 residents; it has been well received by the residents.  I would like to thank all of those employees who have volunteered to unload cars and move the line along.  May 16th will be the last day.

                Councilwoman DiGiandomenico reported that the 17th Annual Indian Kill Open House and Fishing Day will be held Saturday, May 9th at the Indian Kill Nature Preserve on Hetcheltown Road from 8:30 am to 12 noon.

                A public hearing was held to consider extending Fire Protection District No. 4 of the Town of Glenville.  Opened hearing at 7:29 pm

                Terry Hannigan, Attorney, Beukendaal Fire District stated on behalf of the Board of Fire Commissioners who have a fiduciary responsibility to the tax payers of the Beukendaal Fire District.  I have come into this discussion too late but I have done my homework and I have researched several years back and forth; I can find authority to support just about any position that wants to be asserted here.  I think it’s clear that the fire protection line should be delineated and I say that with the expectation that the discussions that had been would continue with respect to alteration of that fire protection district line to encompass a lot more area to the Beukendaal Fire District.  The Beukendaal Fire District has historically protected that area and they are cognizant of the financial restraints of Fire Protection District No. 4; we are obviously sympathetic to the concerns of the Village Fire Department and I think based upon what I was able to resurrect historically I think the conduct of the fire departments have been commendable during this most recent discussion.  When you move this line and create this protrusion into the middle of what is Fire District No. 5 formally Fire District No. 9, has created an anomaly for those residents of Beukendaal particularly those on the south side of Amsterdam Road that every day look at that Industrial Park, pay their taxes to the Beukendaal Fire District and will gain no benefit from the inclusion of that entire area.  I think the best way to remedy the anomaly that has been created is to call it a fire protection and provide for the subsequent adjustment, an equitable adjustment of the western section that proposed fire protection district to give some consideration to those tax payers of the Town of Glenville who live with this everyday but will derive no benefit.  We have a mutual aid relationship with the Village of Scotia Fire Department, we have a fraternal relationship with the Village of Scotia Fire Department.  If I may put the nobility of the fire services, volunteer/career aside, as it relates to the taxpayers it’s about safety but it is also about dollars.  There ought to be a benefit to the taxpayers of the Beukendaal Fire District that I think the current proposal ignores.  I would suggest that the board go forward with calling it Fire Protection District No. 4 and then obviously be opened to an equitable apportionment of the western portion.  In October of 2007 Beukendaal proposed that a line be drawn between the 500 and 600 buildings, I don’t know if that was ever entertained but I don’t believe we got a response to that.  I know that you board members take very seriously your fiduciary responsibility to the town as do our commissioners to the residents and I think this is a good first step but by all means I do not think you can ignore creating a benefit for not just the citizens of Fire Protection District No. 4 who are quite marginalized by this new extension and to the disregard of the residents of the Beukendaal District who deal with this Industrial Park everyday.

                Kris Kastberg, Mayor, Village of Scotia stated that what the Board is considering doing tonight is the right thing.  I have been involved with this for six years.  We have been going back and forth with a couple of different fire companies over the issue of District No. 4 and this is the first step in getting this issue solved for now and forever.  This has become a political issue when really it is a public safety issue and I am not a fireman, you guys are not firemen and it’s time to take this out of the political arena and put it into public safety.  I am glad that we agree that this is the first step and this needs to be done and I hope the board takes action as soon as possible and I appreciate your consideration on this.

                Supervisor Quinn closed the public hearing at 7:37 pm

                A public hearing was held to consider extending Fire District No. 5 commonly known as Beukendaal Fire District.  Opened hearing at 7:38 pm

                Ed Capovani stated that he has a property in Corporations Park.  I just want to know what the next step is.  Just curious what the next process is.

                Supervisor Quinn said as it stands right now we have the public hearing, the board will decide whether we want to go forward and vote these two proposed extensions.  The next issue is what about Fire Protection District No. 4 itself?  We had a public information meeting and invited people to come and talk about that.  The next step after this would be what we are going to do with Fire Protection District No. 4, I heard clearly that the participants and the members of Fire Protection District No. 4 are in support of having a paid fire department cover that district.  The Village and the Town have been talking about that and how best to proceed with that and we will then vote again on that subject.

                This has been a problem for decades, not just recently and we are trying to best serve the people, not only in the Town but also in the Village.

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Quinn closed the public hearing at 7:40 pm

                A public hearing was held to consider the establishment of a drainage district (Maura Lane) to be known as “Drainage District No. 9”, “Eternity Heights Subdivision”.  Opened hearing at 7:42 pm.

                Mark Stockman, Ridge Road asked if it should be the responsibility of the developer to pay for the drainage and not the tax payers.

                Tony Germano responded that the developer has already completed the drainage system to the satisfaction of the town now we are forming a drainage district so the town will take responsibility for it.

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Quinn closed the public hearing at 7:44 pm

Privilege of the Floor:

                Jim Cernik, Church Road requested that the vote on Agenda Item #’s 11 and 12 (microwave tower) be postponed in an exchange for a work session date.  That would allow for the residents affected by the construction of this potential tower to learn of the project details, address concerns that we have and to allow for us to provide suggestions that we really did not get a chance to do in the earlier stages of this project.  I feel we all came in late in the game and did not get a chance to find out what was going on technically, who was involved, what issues were discussed.  We would appreciate it if we could get a date with you guys to talk about that.

                Jack Osterlitz, Church Road requested that board action on these two items, as mentioned previously, be postponed.  My wife and I own a building lot on Church Road just south of the water tower, having purchased this long ago to supplement our retirement income.  Three weeks ago and one day before the public hearing we received a notice of that public hearing.  This 180 foot tower would be four times the height of the water tank and would de-value our properties.  He asked the board to postpone voting on anything less than a comprehensive plan that provides our police department with a modern communication system and addresses the concerns of the folks.  He asked everyone to rethink this, provide the police department with a state of the art system, digital, for the safety of all and without despoiling the hill which is a big, big deal to me.

                Mark Stockman, Ridge Road lives about a ½ mile north of the proposed tower.  He believes whether we have digital or analog or microwave system we are going to need a good site for the communications tower and being the highest point in the Town, Glenville Hills is the best site for it.  I have been hearing a lot of questions about putting it at the current location on the town property by the water tower.  Rather then say “not in my backyard” I am here to say in the event you can’t build where your want to please build it in my back yard, move the tower about 3,000 feet north, you will gain an extra 40 feet in elevation, for a nominal fee.  I want to see this tower built so we have good emergency communications.  If you build on my property the only house within a quarter of a mile of the tower, if you put it in the right spot, is mine.

                Beth Kissinger Ridge Road informed the board that the tower would be right out her front window.  She expressed her concern with the proposed tower on Church Road as a property owner of 2639 Ridge Road the proposed tower would be clearly visible from my home.  My concerns are not just for aesthetic purposes but safety related as well as whether it’s fiscally the best choice.  I would urge you to either postpone this or vote no on the proposal for several reasons: the safety of the homes in the area in regards to air traffic I don’t feel were properly or completely addressed; the proposed tower is to be 20 feet below an FAA allowance, is that safe for us homeowners in the area where it is a major practice area for the 109th as well as the flight school operations based out of the airport.  What about the medivac helicopter usage of the fire house fields as well?  The need to spend 1.5 million dollars to solve a dead zone communication issue that comprises a very small portion of the town with what is not the latest technology appears to be irresponsible spending by the town board.  Was the technological basis of this choice made by people with an appropriate background to determine that?  The notification of the adjoining property owners does not appear to be in line with the town’s standard practices as far as informing them.  The first time I had been contacted regarding this tower was in early April 2009 to inform me of the environmental impact.  I learned at that meeting that the town met it’s obligation by merely posting a notice in the legal section of the newspaper.  I own multiple properties in the Town of Glenville and every other time I had received notification by mail at the start of the project not at the end of the project.  I urge you to vote no on this project.

                Ed Capavoni Church Road asked the board to vote no.  I need to know that you did your du-diligence, that there is no other alternative sited at that location, in my opinion there is.  I want to help you find a solution that will help me, the residents and we won’t spend 1.5 million dollars.  I would like to see the thirty plus sites that were looked at for alternative locations of this tower.  If we can keep band-aids on this system and do it properly lets put them on.  Let’s go on E-bay and find these systems that everyone is going to be getting rid of, have our own bone yard.  I would like to know all of that information to help you.  I need to know that you have done everything.  This is going to de-value my property.  Please let’s postpone it and let us help you.

                Ron Provost, Ralmar Drive asked the board what the process is to grieve your assessment.  He informed the board that several people contacted him today regarding the fact that they had to buy the leaf bags and then today the town was sucking up leaves.  Nobody knows what is going on, we need to be informed what is happening and when.  He suggested that a calendar be available for residents that would show what is happening and when.

                Richard Foster, Ralmar Drive suggested that the town could provide a statement of events that are going to occur.  If there is going to be a leaf pickup in the fall, if there is going to be a bulk item program things like that.  I was told today that the town was vacuuming leaves, I wasn’t there to see it but that is what I was told.

                Frank Clair, ex fire chief for East Glenville and a member of the Public Safety Committee representing the Town of Glenville Fire Chiefs.  He asked the board to vote yes on the radio tower.  There has been some misinformation here tonight.  The 1.5 million dollars is for our entire radio system in the Town of Glenville, fire and police both.  The system is broken; right now the police radios for a large part have been replaced.  The tower is the next part and the last part is our dispatch center.  The dispatch center in the Town of Glenville is horrible.  The only way to fix it is to replace it.  The tower is only one part of the contract, if we loose that tower the contract could be null and void.  There is a possibility that someone could die when the tones don’t go out properly.  This has been documented over the past several years.  It is a matter of life safety and for that reason I am asking you to vote yes.

                Dave Gallup of Sacandaga Road stated that if people were in tune with their town and follow what is going on with the town; this is not a new subject.  I have been a volunteer firefighter for 24 years and this was talked about since I came into this town.  As a fifteen year dispatcher for the town I can tell you it is scary when you put those tones out not to know if they are coming out on the other end and believe me if they don’t we get a lot of calls.  This tower is an essential part of it, it should have been built years ago.  He asked the board to vote yes before somebody gets killed.  For people that are coming in at the eleventh hour here concerned about it this is not a new subject.


Supervisor Comments:

                Supervisor Quinn shared the following information:

                April 19th – Holly Marine hosted a parade for the Marine Fox Company returning from Iraq.
                April 20th – attended the Woodhaven Home Owners Association meeting
                April 25th – attended an Eagle Scout Award Ceremony and presented the scout with a proclamation
                April 27th – attended a meeting with the President of the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce
                April 28th – attended the Capital Region Local Government Council
                April 29th – attended an information meeting regarding an update on the status of Lowe’s
                April 30th – attended a meeting with the Schenectady County Legislatures and the County Managers
                May 2nd – participated in a clean-up of Route 50 with the Glenville Rotary
                May 2nd – attended the reopening and update of Aero Science Museum
                May 8th – the Watershed Board meeting will be held here at the Municipal Center
                May 8th – I will help stock the Indian Kill with the trout for their annual Indian Kill fishing day to be held on Saturday, May 9th
                May 11th – there will be a meeting of the Schenectady County Military Council
                May 13th – we will have our work shop meeting
                May 20th – the Scotia Memorial Day Parade will take place and our regular town board meeting will be cancelled
                June, July and August we meet on the third Wednesday of each month

                Supervisor Quinn presented the Highway Superintendent with a plaque for each highway worker in appreciation of their great service they provide for the residents from Lorraine Deere.

                Supervisor Quinn thanked Councilman Koetzle, as the leader as well as the town staff, the town administrator and the union members that volunteered their time and Meridian Construction Company in making our modified bulk item program a success.

Supervisor Quinn moved ahead with the resolutions

Councilman Koetzle made a motion to table Item #10, a resolution to enter into an agreement with UHY LLP Certified Public Accountants, seconded by Councilman Rosenberg

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


Councilman Quinn made a motion to table Item #11, resolution issuing a negative declaration for the proposed 180-foot microwave tower, seconded by Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

Ayes:           Councilman Quinn and Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Noes:           Councilman Koetzle, Rosenberg and Supervisor Quinn


RESOLUTION NO. 94-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is proposing to erect a 180 foot-tall microwave tower in order to significantly improve the efficiency of the Town Police Department’s land mobile radio system; and

                WHEREAS, the proposed microwave tower would be located on the Town-owned water tank property on the north side of Church Road, just east of the Glenville Hills Fire Department; and

                WHEREAS, this proposed project constitutes an unlisted 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 for this action; and   

                WHEREAS, the Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission has recommended that the Town Board find no significant adverse environmental impacts associated with this action, and that the Board issue a SEQRA “Negative Declaration;”

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby determines that the proposed construction of a 180 foot-tall microwave tower on Town-owned property on Church Road 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 action, based on the following findings:

·       The Visual Resource Evaluation study prepared for this project indicates that there will be minimal visual impacts from the tower.  Visual impacts will be primarily limited to properties very near the tower site.  Where the tower is visible, the tower's narrow profile and lattice configuration will minimize the visual impact.

·       The RF Emissions Compliance Report issued for this project concludes that the operation of this microwave tower will not result in exposure to the public of excessive levels of radio frequency energy.  In fact, the cumulative predicted energy density within two meters of ground level will be no more than 0.034% of the maximum allowed, per FCC Rules and Regulations.

·       This action will not impact air quality or surface water quality, nor will it result in an increase in traffic or noise levels.  Further, the minimal construction footprint for this project will ensure that there won't be any significant impacts associated with erosion, flooding or drainage.

·       The amount of area to be disturbed (1/2 acre or less) by this project is minimal (less than a typical single-family home in Glenville).  That being the case, this project will not result in the destruction of large quantities of vegetation or fauna, nor will the project significantly impact wildlife or habitat areas.  Further, since the erection of a microwave tower is typically not considered a growth inducing project (unlike new water/sewer lines or residential development, for instance), the Town does not anticipate any additional site disturbance as a result of this microwave tower project.

·       This project will not impact the quality or character of any important historical, archeological or aesthetic amenities.  Per the resources of the New York State Historic Preservation Office, the project site is not located within an archeologically sensitive area.  

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 95-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Rosenberg
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, the police department radio system and its infrastructure is twenty-three years old; and

                WHEREAS, the system is obsolete and can no longer be maintained or supported, and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville previously authorized to a contract with Capital Digitronics of 264 Bradford Street, Albany, New York 12206, for the purchase and installation of a new radio system; and

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is proposing to erect a 180 foot-tall microwave tower located on the Town-owned water tank property on the north side of Church Road, just east of the Glenville Hills Fire Department in order to significantly improve the coverage and efficiency of the Town Police Department’s new radio system; and

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Supervisor is authorized to enter into a contract not to exceed Two Hundred Thirteen Thousand Dollars ($213,000) with Capital Digitronics of 264 Bradford Street, Albany, New York 12206, for the purchase and installation of the 180 foot-tall microwave tower.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 96-2009

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, by application dated April 16, 2009 and pursuant to Town of Glenville General Code, Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council has applied for a permit to conduct Outdoor Amusement/Entertainment at the Indian Kill Nature Preserve on Hetcheltown Road, May 09, 2009 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; and

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby approves said application of the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council’s “Indian Kill Open House Fishing Day”; 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 Alplaus 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

RESOLUTION NO. 97-2009

Moved by:       Councilwoman DiGiandomenico
Seconded by:    Councilman Koetzle

                WHEREAS, by application dated March 24, 2009 and pursuant to the Code of the Town of Glenville, Anthony L. Ruggiero of “T J’s Flight Line Pub LLC” has applied for a permit to conduct Outdoor Amusement/Entertainment at 22 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY, May 16, 2009: 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; and

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby approves said application of this outdoor event at 22 Saratoga Road, Glenville, NY ; 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 Dist. #7, 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

RESOLUTION NO. 98-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Koetzle
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that Glenville taxpayers deserve a clear and distinct written explanation of major projected expenditures and revenues and their relationship to the computed property tax rates;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that to achieve the above requirement the Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Receiver of Taxes to enclose within the annual property tax bill an Executive Summary of the Final Town adopted annual budget and an explanation of the computation of annual tax rate.

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

Motion Carried


RESOLUTION NO. 99-2009

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Rosenberg

                Whereas, in order to provide for the maintenance and security  of the Glenville Town Parks during the summer months, Park Laborers and Security Workers are hired,

                Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved, that Christopher Norton, 42 Pinewood Dr., Kaitlyn VanHeusen, 122 Glen Ave., and John Hutchinson, 1165 Iroquois Path are hereby appointed to the position of Park Laborer-Seasonal and Jeremy Benoit, 20 Pinewood Dr. is hereby appointed to the position of Park Security Worker – Seasonal at the budgeted rate of $8.00 per hour (no benefits) from 5/11/09 – 9/30/09, and

                Be It Further Resolved, that the Director of Human Services is authorized to employ one additional Park Security Worker for the same term and compensation as above upon the approval of the Town Administrator.

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

Motion Carried


Supervisor Quinn made a motion to table the add-on resolution regarding the purchase of two highway trucks, seconded by Councilwoman DiGiandomenico

Ayes:           Councilman Quinn, Rosenberg, Councilwoman DiGiandomenico and                            Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           Councilman Koetzle

Town Administrators Report:

                Tony Germano reported that he previously received the boards’ approval to go ahead and apply for some grant opportunities; one is about the ice storm in which the President declared it a disaster.  In working with the highway superintendent we identified about $125,000 in debris that is still within our drainage areas and that is indeed a high priority for FEMA which will hopefully give us a grant to remove that debris.  We also worked with Jamie to put an application for mitigation matters for the Cranesville mitigation that is a stones throw from our water plant and the third mitigation grant was that little pond that forms on Route 50 in front of the Glenville Queen Diner.  Those are three high priority mitigation matters that hopefully will get high marks and maybe we will see some federal funding.

                The other application that we put in for is a request from Congressman Tonko and this is for an appropriations measure for what is called surface transportation projects and again working with the highway superintendent and with the Village, the Mayor and the Supervisor we put in for a $240,000 appropriation to take a look at Schemerhorn and Broad Streets.  This is an application between the Town, the Village and the school district to improve the safety and the pedestrian access for generally the streets that are approximate to the school.  The Congressman’s’ Office has been in touch with us, they like the project and perhaps because of its safety origin we could see some appropriation dollars for that.

                This would include sidewalks, bicycle path as well as taking the crown out of the road and enhancing the sidewalks.

                The RESTORE NY Grant was an opportunity to request some $750,000 in grant money to try to leverage a developer, maybe a big box retail to come to the K-Mart site.  The purpose of the grant, which the requirements are you must have de-construction and as a result of de-construction you could then apply some of the money towards construction of a new facility.  It seemed like the K-Mart facility was a perfect choice, the $750,000 would have been used to tear down the old K-Mart facility and help any developer or any owner to go ahead and build any like facility.  We did receive a commitment and affidavit that was required from the property owner but the next step was to complete additional pieces of paperwork that we could not get done by the dead-line, we just didn’t get the requisite information from the owner of the property.  In addition in talking to RESTORE, NY we are not in a depressed area, we did not have a named developer, big box retail or entity that was under contract for that site and as a result we went to the bottom of the list so funding through the traditional RESTORE NY is not going to be likely for this site, however the grant manager for RESTORE NY felt that there is some significance to what we are attempting to do and he asked us to stay tuned there and he asked us to stay tuned there may be some other grant opportunities for us that perhaps would help on that site.

RESOLUTION NO. 100-2009

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/Union 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 10:00 p.m. and entered into Executive Session.

                Time being 11:13 pm Supervisor Quinn reconvened the meeting.


                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 11:14 pm.



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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk