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Town Board Meeting Minutes 11/3/2010
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
NOVEMBER 3, 2010
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

                Supervisor Koetzle called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM;

                Supervisor Koetzle asked the Town Clerk, Linda C. Neals, to call the roll.  

Present:        Supervisor Christopher A. Koetzle, Councilmen Alan Boulant, Mark Quinn, Sid Ramotar and Councilwoman Gina M. Wierzbowski

Absent: None

                Also present were Attorney Michael Cuevas, Director of Operations James MacFarland, Comptroller George Phillips, Highway Superintendent Tom Coppola, Planner Kevin Corcoran and Police Chief Mike Ranalli

                Supervisor Koetzle announced that the Board would be entering into executive session to discuss contract negotiations at the end of the meeting.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “Congratulations to Councilwoman Wierzbowski on a tremendous victory.  She ran a very positive campaign and we are all very proud of you.

                The access road to the leaf composting area at Anderson Park is nearly done.  Leaves will be placed there during this leaf pick up season.  Construction of the entrance off of Van Buren Road will allow for public use of the property and the trails after the leaf season is done.

                The Sanders Preserve trail maintenance work party scheduled this year for Saturday, November 13th from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon at the preserve meet at the parking area if you are interested.

                The Scotia-Glenville Seniors 2011 Membership Drive is underway, the fees for the year are $15.00 for residents and $25.00 for non-residents.  The Senior Center, as many of you know, puts on a wonderful array of things, activities, trips etc.”

                Councilman Boulant – “Congratulations to Councilwoman Wierzbowski, you did a great job.

                I spoke with Police Chief Ranalli last week about some of the misstatements that are being made publicly about our position on the UCC (Unified Communication Center) and we have come to a conclusion that we should have a couple of forums and have the fire commissioners and the fire chiefs be at one and then maybe some public input so the residents in Glenville understand our position.  We are not against the County, we are all for unified dispatch unfortunately financially it is not a fair situation at this point.  We will set something up at a later date.”

                Councilman Ramotar – “Congratulations to Councilwoman Wierzbowski.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item number 5 on the agenda is a public hearing regarding the 2011 Preliminary Budget.”

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

                Dave Gallup, 430 Sacandaga Road and dispatcher for the Glenville Police Department – “In reading through the budget I see where there is a $20,000 confidential secretary to the Supervisor position that’s been added to the budget.  Personally I feel that is a slap in the face to the employees that are being laid-off that come in direct contact with the public and do public service and then cut down to part time other employees such as the dog control officer.  I think in the transparency of the budget it should show that one of the things that I mentioned is the dog control officer is going to be cut to part time and I feel that’s something very wrong by the board to cut it to part time.  The dog control officer is very busy; the dog population has increased in town.  The 23 years that I have lived in the town all I have seen is more dogs moving into the area, more dangerous dogs that people are getting for protection.  To leave this town with a part time person I feel is not right and I hope you will take this into consideration and add it back into the budget.”

                Frank Quinn, 1886 Ridge Road – “On the Preliminary Budget some thoughts and ideas I share with you.

                On the appropriations side, just the big picture, in the preliminary budget if you compare the 2010 to the preliminary budget it looks like about a $171,000 increase or a 1.5% increase, that sounds good but if we do the math and say what are the projected costs, which all of you have for this year and what you are going to end up the year with if the projections hold through September with half the data, well if you do the projected versus the preliminary budget it’s not 1.5% it’s 8.3% increase in expenditures.  That is an $800,000 difference and as far as I know we don’t have pay increases in here for our three unions.  So that’s 8.3% without the pay increases and we are trying to control costs.  Depending on how those negotiations come out obviously it could be a lot more than 8.3%.

                Revenues, if you compare the 2010 budget to the preliminary budget you show about a $361,000 increase or 3.5% revenue.  If you compare it to the projected that’s about $194,000 not $300,000, I don’t know that a 1.9% or a 2% is an optimistic increase in revenue in this economy.

                Fund balance for the 2010 budget was 1.3 million and you are taking it down to 1.1 million so it’s decreasing $200,000 less reliance, as you said you would do on the fund balance or 15% less.  Given less use of the fund balance the net effect is when we go to taxes on the next page because on the tax side we have got a different issue because in the budget for the current year the taxes that were raised were 5.1 million but the taxes are going up to 5.5 million dollars that is a $326,000 increase to the town, a 6.3% increase in taxes in this economy and we still don’t have the single largest line item in there which is the pay.  I would caution the board, you have got choices, you are either going to preserve jobs or give pay raises, you can’t do both.  If you want more pay than give us jobs and we can pay for it because we are not going to make it up in the excess money we get out of health care and benefits for something like that.  In this economy we all know what everybody else is facing in the community so I would strongly suggest as I said I will offer supports and ideas on arbitration but it is ridiculous a 6.3% increase.  We know last year it was zero.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 7:45 pm.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item number 6 on the agenda is a public hearing to consider the proposed draft open space plan for the town-owned properties on Onderdonk Road.

                I would like to invite our Chair of the Open Space Committee, Mark Storti to give us a brief overview before I open the hearing.”

                Mark Storti – “I just want to give you a brief synopsis of what has taken place so far.  The town took control of the Christiana property in 2008.  This is a four parcel, 48 lot area.  The Open Space Committee has been working on this since February of 2009.  Our charge was to take a look at this land and to see what was the best use for this property and we came up with some great ideas.  We’ve met with the neighbors on Onderdonk, we’ve met with some neighbors on Droms Road and they have given us some great ideas on how to best use this property that makes sense for them because they have been using it for many, many years.  They have been using it for a number of recreational activities.  So what we did is we tried to put together a property map delineating the property, showing the surrounding lands and land uses.  We took a look at identifying the current trail systems that are in there, already existing that the neighbors are using.  We looked at the access area, how if we are going to use this as public lands as part of the open space, how would people access this 48 acres and then we looked at signage, kiosk locations and then we finally drafted allowable uses.  As you can see the trail system is approximately 3,760 feet of trails that already exist or could be created.  There is also a parking area, off of Onderdonk Road for a horse-shoe parking area where cars could get off of the road and it could accommodate up to five cars.

                When we went through this we also went through the Park Planning Commission and the Glenville Conservation Commission and they gave us some ideas and they agreed and supported this plan also.

                This is what we proposed, some sort of a trail system.  The neighbors that we talked with whole heartedly support this and they are willing to help in maintaining the trail systems similar to what we do in the Sanders Preserve.  The allowable uses this draft plan, we took as a combination of what is allowed in Sanders Preserve and what is allowed in the Albany Pine Bush.  We think that the Sanders Preserve and the Albany Pine Bush show a great way of how multiple recreational uses can be shown on a piece of property in a neighborhood.  So, that is the plan that we are looking at tonight and hopefully we have some comments from the public to show their support.”

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:50 pm

                Kernan Davis, 20 Onderdonk Road – “It was at my house that the information meeting was held; I heard no complaints from anyone except some people say how will that effect my property value and we argued yes it would raise it because there is a recreational area right next to it.  I have heard no negative stuff.  It’s a good idea, it’s a continued use of land and there are already plenty of snakes and frogs and wild life out there now, I can hear them at night.

                One thing that I have a concern about and that is the five car parking area, I have looked over the area pretty well, there’s about a four foot drop in elevation which would require quite a bit of fill.  Why not start with just maybe three or so cars and then if you need more space put in more gravel.  So I suggest the only adjustment would be a staged access location but otherwise I am perfectly happy to have it right next to my house.”

                Wendy Carroll, 2824 Toureuna Road – “I am a member of the Glenville Conservation Commission (GECC) and I am also on the Town’s Open Space Committee.

                Mostly Mark Storti put in a lot of work on this whole plan and we did too.  One of the things that I want to say about Glenville and I have thought a lot about it, is we have a really special community, we have a place where we have open spaces, we have industrial use, we have commercial use, we have town, we have suburbia and it’s really important that we keep, once a place gets developed it’s developed, it’s gone so this place here can go hand and hand because of it’s location right next to Indian Meadows with this use area which is a very high use area where there is a lot of developed sports fields and things like that.  This is a different type of recreational use area that’s already being used by the community and wouldn’t be changed in any way.  I am concerned in our community because we have a finite space and this is just an amazing piece of property that isn’t suited for development and is a wonderful resource for nature and for people and for the people who live there.

                I just want to say that I lost an opportunity, my father on Hetcheltown Road, we had the polo place, we lost the opportunity to keep that space a natural space, it’s ended up being developed and so it is very important to me to see that when we have the opportunity as easy and seamless as this that this is a great way to make this happen.”

                Ed Lucier, 170 Droms Road – “Our property is in the northwestern perimeter of this piece of property.  We have lived there for over 30 years.  My son and I and the neighbors have used this parcel of land plus the land beyond that for not only recreational purposes but for just our personal gratification.  A lot of us moved out here years ago when there wasn’t such a population density that we are dealing with now.  The road I live on now has got about 12 more residential pieces of property on the road from when we moved out there.  You go down towards the Onderdonk section there was a large number of houses put in there recently.  You used to be able to drive down the road when it was wooded and the road was a fairly safe avenue to drive on.  Just an example what happened when they included this land, you used to be able to drive on this road in the winter time and the foliage and the trees and the brush on the right hand side of the road would protect the road from freezing over night but with all that open space where the houses are whenever there is a breeze the snow blows over the road and freezes over and makes a dangerous condition.

                The Town has a golden opportunity to seize this piece of land that was generously given by Mr. Christiana and turn it into something that can be utilized by a lot of people in the town.  It’s great that we are going to create a parking area down there and I am all for having public access to a piece of land.  I have been working with the Open Space Committee in the last year or so and I have looked at their plan, they are utilizing about 50% of it with the trail system that will benefit most of the people in the town and the other 50% is really marsh and swamp land that breeds different kinds of wildlife that people get to enjoy in this town.  We get in our back yard deer, turkey, frogs, turtles and things that you like to see in an urban environment and to not protect something like this right now would be a total waste of time.  For the town to even consider taking a piece of property like this that has been given to them and maybe disposing of it in the future  saying look it is not really worth it because it only benefits a few people that are near the property.  I am all in favor of what the Open Space Committee has proposed and we are more than willing to work with them to keep this as a parcel that can be utilized by everybody in the town.”

                Karen Gandolfo, 54 Onderdonk Road – “Mark Storti is a personal friend and I know how much of a lover of the out doors he is and I think if he is behind this idea I would like to support it and I think it would be great for my children in the future.  I have a friend on Droms Road who couldn’t make it tonight who is also supporting the idea.”

                Dave Olbrych, 34 Onderdonk Road – “I think everybody else that has already spoken on this issue has brought up some of the points that I was going to raise, I echo them.  I am also in favor of seeing this plan carried out as it’s drafted.  I agree with what Mr. Davis stated about keeping the other parking lot small.  I think that in terms of having that area be accessible to all of the immediate neighbors but it’s also possible to make it accessible to others without expanding that parking area.  One thing that really wasn’t brought up is that there is a little access right a way at the south-eastern corner where there is actually access via an informal trail into Indian Meadows Park.  If there was a formal trail system made from the parking area there it could make for a nice long day hike for somebody from the park and then crossing the road and accessing the Christiana property.  It is true that Droms Road can be busy but right at the crossing there is a very good line of sight, it would be safe as long as people were careful.  That’s a way of making this property useable to a lot more people than just the immediate neighbors.  Just advertise it as being there in the Indian Meadows Park.

                We have lived on 34 Onderdonk since 1989, I have cross country skied back there many times, and I have harvested some of the red maples to make maple syrup.  It is a beautiful piece of land, as was brought up it really isn’t that suitable for development, it is really quite wet and swampy in parts but it would be worth preserving to have an area behind us that is free from development and continues to be a wild open space the way it is.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 8:01 pm.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “I would like to thank Mark and Wendy and the committee for all of the work on this.  The open space as far as I am concerned is one of the biggest assets we have in the Town of Glenville and I have been very committed to making sure that we preserve it so I appreciate the work that your committee is doing.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item number 7 is a public hearing to consider entering into a contract with the Village of Scotia to provide services for Fire Protection No. 4.”

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 8:02 pm.

                Mayor Kris Kastberg, Village of Scotia – “As we consider entering this contract I want to express my appreciation from the Village for the way this whole thing was handled.  A lot of people ask why governments can’t work together and put out there why don’t you collaborate or cooperate and this sort of thing and as we look at this contract I think this item was handled very well.  The Mayor talked to the Supervisor, the Supervisor talked to his Board and got a consensus.  I met with a couple of the representatives of the Board and then attended a work session where everyone was able to be there, unfortunately a couple of you weren’t there but I think the culmination of that whole process leads us to be able to supply service to a section of our residents who have come out and vocally said that they want it.  I appreciate the cooperation that we have had between the Village and the Town in this issue.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 8:04 pm.

                The following people exercised the privilege of the floor;

                Kevin Crampton, 411 Swaggertown Road, informed the Board that he had read the article in the newspaper this week about the Anderson property and how the Board had approved the plan.

                Mr. Crampton stated that in February and March he and a few neighbors attended information meetings held by the Planning Commission.  He stated that the meetings were well done and they were assured that it was a work in progress and that it would be a long process.  He further stated that he drove by the property recently and noticed the stakes in the ground and wondered what was going on.  He called Mr. MacFarland and the Highway Superintendent Mr. Coppola stopped by his house and explained to me about the composting plan and he thought that was wonderful.  He was assured that there would not be a dog park on that property.  He was happy with that and that the space was being used.  When he saw the article in the paper he was taken back.  He checked the minutes, the agenda, the Town Planning Commission and nothing was going on until October.  He stated that the October 6th agenda had an add on resolution scheduling a public hearing for October 20th.  The October 20th minutes stated that 111 homes within five hundred feet received a mailing of the draft, including the compost plan and gave the public an opportunity to speak at a public hearing.

                I never received that mailing, this is the second time that I haven’t received a mailing and I live across the street.  He felt it was rather curious that he was one of a few people that took the time to attend the information meetings and it was known that he was on the mailing list but yet he wasn’t contacted.  He feels that there was a push on to pass this master plan, he feels like it was underhanded, he feels that he was lied to and he feels like he was shown a certain amount of disrespect as a tax payer and a homeowner in this community.

                He stated for the record that he remains opposed to a dog park on the Anderson property, he is all for the open space.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “I apologize that you did not receive a mailing, there is no excuse for that and I will look into why that didn’t happen.  I understand why you feel the way you do, ignored or not included in a process and there is no excuse for that.  That should not happen so I do apologize and I will look into what might have happened.”

                Frank Quinn, 1886 Ridge Road, stated that he would like to share some thought and ideas about arbitration.

                He informed the Board that he was a board member from 1992 to 1996 and he was involved in binding arbitration and it happened to be with the police PBA.  He stated that the PBA won.

                He went on to inform the Board how arbitration works.  A panel of three people are involved and arguments get presented why there should or should not be a pay increase and if an increase how much and what terms and conditions.  He further stated that PBA does their homework with a lot of data and analysis.  The criteria used by the arbitrator are they compare town to town, Glenville to Rotterdam and other comparable towns of our size.  If they can make the case that they are under paid compared to the other towns and if they prove this the arbitrator will give them the pay raise.  The arbitrator does not care if the town can’t afford it.  The town has surplus so dip into the surplus and the town has the taxing authority to raise taxes to pay for any pay increase.  He stated that the Board has to make the case that the pay is comparable and they don’t need a raise.

                Your challenges, to make sure you make the case come hell or high water, that they are underpaid.  Some places say if you give the pay raise then you have to cut slots to make up the money because you have to make up that money some way.  Those slots do not have to come out of the police department.  

                I share this with you, having done it, having been there beware that is what you go through.  I am not saying don’t go to arbitration, what I am saying is it is a really expensive thing to get involved.  Do you your homework and be prepared for how are you going to pay for it if you loose.

                No one else wished to exercise the privilege of the floor.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Thank you Frank.  I will say that if it helps you sleep a little better at night the Attorney for the Town was the PERB Chairman for nine years so we have got the bases covered but I do appreciate the update.”

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Koetzle shared the following information

                Congratulations to Councilwoman Wierzbowski, it was an excellent race.  We look forward to working with you this next year you are an important part of this team and you made this board that much stronger.

                We will be meeting with Metroplex regarding the redevelopment of the K-Mart site.  We have some things to work out with Metroplex in the preliminary stages and we will keep you up to date on that meeting.

                There are a lot of projects going on in the Town right now.  The Baptist project, Mohawk Honda, Key Bank coming into the Town Center, the K-Mart redevelopment, hopefully as we get through this budget the ready fund which will help develop smaller businesses and do some improvements to their businesses within the corridor.  There is really a lot going on in the Town and it seems to be a good positive busy year for us.

                We signed our agreement with Hamor Associates and work will begin on a few projects but getting CPower Demand Response on line is one of the projects that he will be getting involved in very quickly and as you recall that is a revenue generator for us so we are interested in getting that.  He will be reviewing the Towns energy contracts and making recommendations for both the immediate power purchases as well as long term agreements.  He will be reviewing the impacts of the two new power lines coming through Glenville, National Grid and the Champlain Hudson line.  They are two lines that we really have to make sure that we are engaged in and try and get some public benefit out of them.  They are coming right through the Town of Glenville and he is going to help us do that.  Provide an ongoing review of energy audits that were conducted at all of our facilities and provide recommendations for future funding opportunities.  We look forward to him starting his work.

                We have a solar panel in the parking lot which was delivered.  We are moving forward on that.

                In Veteran’s Park on November 11th at 11:00 am there will be a ceremony for the Veterans.  The Town will be placing a wreath.

                I want to address a few things that were talked about tonight.  The only thing that I will say about contracts at this point with the unions is that the Town continues to be committed to working with the unions to reach an agreement, an agreement that is fair and an agreement that is affordable, that’s important.  There are a lot of issues involved, there are a lot of difficulties involved and we are trying to work through them and we are trying to get to where we need to be, to where this is something that is affordable.  It is a business transaction essentially so it takes time.  The Town must represent its residents, we must absolutely represent our residents and the Union must represent their membership so we have to find the common ground and I think we are getting there.  I just ask for people to be patient.  A rush product is not a good product, a product that comes out of a deliberation and a lot of discussions come out a better product for everybody.  We are getting there.

                I am not going to talk about positions, whose being hired, whose not, this is a business and we are going to run this business in a professional manner and we are going to put the people in the places that they need to be, that’s just the way it’s going to be.  If we need a position filled, we are going to fill it, if we no longer need a position or maybe not funded at the level it has been in the past then it’s not going to be funded at that level.  We are going to make the right decisions for the people in this Town.  That is what this budget is all about.  People can disagree, that’s great, but in the end we are running a business and we are going to run it in a professional manner and put the resources where they need to be.  We are going to “right-size it”.

                What are the factors of this budget, tax impact obviously, continuation of services, sizing our town services for efficiency and long term planning.  I appreciate some of the comments tonight but I think there is some fuzzy math being done, I would actually call it “phantom math”.  We can debate about a lot of things but math is math.  This is not a 6½% tax increase.  You can try and compare it to some phantom where ever we are in projections and where we are not and where we might be but that’s not accurate, that’s a red herring; fact of the matter is it’s a 4½% tax increase at this point.  If you go through it, we delivered essentially a neutral budget as far as spending is concerned.  Now, we have had health insurance increase, we have had our pension cost increased and we had our worker’s compensation increased.  We all know this and we all know that they had a certain impact on our budget but to deliver a neutral budget, zero increase budget we had to make some cuts and that’s what we did.  We cut almost $270,000 in staff costs out of this budget, for someone to come up and tell us that we ought to be looking at cutting more staff, hasn’t looked at this budget and they are not dealing in reality.  We have done that, this Town Board has cut more out of this budget in personnel then any town board that I can recall because we had to mitigate the impacts of the increases that we could not control, health insurance, pension costs and worker’s compensation costs.  Can we get pay raises out of concessions, I think we can, all of it maybe not but certainly a lot to mitigate the impact on the residents.  So you may be sitting there saying “where is this 4% coming from” as was pointed out earlier, true to our promise, our reduction of use of fund balance is the 4%.  We reduced $200,000 in fund balance that is a conscious effort on our part, to try to cut our dependency on deficit financing, which has been going on for years.  It’s a problem that was handed to this Board; this Board is going to deal with it that is the 4%.  Now we could very easily go back to the 1.3 million in fund balance use, we would have a zero percent, we could do that that would be irresponsible because we will at some point pay the price for that deficit financing.  We need to begin to step away from that large use of fund balance.  This is not a budget just for 2011, it’s a budget for the future, it’s a budget that begins to look at the impact of our finances long term.  It does us no good to try to play with numbers, try to scare people and say it is 6 or 7% when it’s not.  It’s 4½% and it basically is because we have made an effort to step down our fund balance use.

                That’s where we are on budget.  I know we are going to have some discussion tonight about union negotiations and what kind of impact they might have on the final budget but that will be for the executive session.”

RESOLUTION NO. 195-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        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 2011.

                 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 2011:

        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, & 12/01/11....................……….$  414,310.00
                Interest Due 6/1, 6/15, 12/1 &12/15/11......................$  417,439.00

        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)                      $    19,391.00
                                                Total Appropriations    $  897,765.00

        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................$  46,534.00
        5)  Ballston Water District. …………..178,015.00

                                        Total Equivalency Charges    $ 224,549.00

        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......................……………...$ 673,216.00
                                                Total Revenue             $ 897,765.00

                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...............…........…………..$ 895,265.00

        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 ..................……………$ 2,345,125,187.00

                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 Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 196-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                A RESOLUTION approving a preliminary capital expense budget of Sewer District No. 9 and Woodcrest Sewer Extension for the year 2011.

        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 2011.

        Appropriations:
        Redemption of Bonded Debt………………………..……………..$ 155,000.00
        Interest due & administration fee on renewal of Bond Note in the amount
        On 04/01/2011 and 10/01/2011…………………..…...…………..$   93,587.00
        Amount to be raised on benefit plan..............……………….……$ 248,587.00

        Woodcrest Extension Bond Anticipation Note (BAN) on 03/26/2011
        Redemption of principal…………………………………………….$  9,990.00
        BAN interest due on 03/26/2011…………………………………..$  2,900.00
                                                                                  $12,890.00

        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        $248,587.00  =   $30.41/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                            8,174.75
        Annual Charge Per Benefit Unit                   $30.41

        Woodcrest Amount to be raised on benefit plan……………………$12,890.00
        Number of Benefit Units…………………………………………………………19
        Annual Charge per Benefit Unit………………………………………$      678.42

        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 Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 197-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION approving a preliminary Capital expense budget of the joint Acorn Drive Sewer and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant for the year 2011.

                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 Waste Treatment Plane hereby adopts the following capital expense budget of the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant of the Town of Glenville for the calendar fiscal year 2011:

        Appropriations:
        Redemption of bonded debt 5/15/11    ......................  $20,000.00
                (4)    $1,488           (6)   $18,512

        Interest due on 5/15/11 and 11/15/11 ..........................$  3,959.00
                        TOTAL APPROPRIATIONS……..……...$23,959.00

        Redemption of bond anticipation note (BAN)
                on 04/01/11 of $600,000.00……………………..$25,000.00
        BAN interest on 4/01/11 on $600,000.00……………........8,940.00
                                                                ……..$33,940.00

        Total amount to be raised on benefit plan               ……..$57,899.00

        Estimated Revenue:

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

        Amount to be raised on benefit plan .............................$ 55,671.00

                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 Waste Treatment Plant 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     $55,671.00 = $45.26/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                     1230

        Annual Charge Per Single
        Family Residence                                $ 45.26 x 5   =    $226.30

                SECTION 4.  The proposed assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant 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 Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 198-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
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 2011.

                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 2011:

        Appropriations:
        
        Redemption of Bonded Debt
                on 06/01/11 of $2,133,100………………………… .$ 82,042.00
        0% interest on 09/03/11 on $2,133,100……………………………-0-…
                                                                …………$ 82,042.00

        Total amount to be raised on benefit plan                           $ 82,042.00

        Estimated Revenue:

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

        Amount to be raised on benefit plan ........................... $  81,817.00

                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     $ 81,817.00  =  $248.68/Benefit Unit
        Number of Benefit Units                       329

        Annual Charge Per Single
        Family Residence                                $248.68 x 1   =    $248.68

                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 Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 199-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS,         the Town Board of the Town of Glenville (herein called the “Town Board” and “Town,” respectively), in the County of Schenectady, New York, has received a written petition, dated September 21, 2010, pursuant to section 191 of the Town Law, for the extension of Sewer District No.7 (herein called “District”) whose petition was signed by the owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of all taxable real property situate in the proposed District and including the signatures of resident owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of such taxable real property situate in the proposed District owned by resident owners, all as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of said Town, and was accompanied by a map, plan and report prepared by Joel M. Bianchi, P.E., a competent engineer duly licensed by the State of New York,  for the  extension of Sewer District No.9 of the Town of Glenville and the construction of a sewer system therein, consisting of approximately 240 linear feet of 8 inch gravity sewer line, three concrete manholes, and four stubbed laterals for individual service connections, including land or rights in land, original equipment, machinery, fittings, connections, fill, services, appurtenances and related site work (herein called the “Sewer Improvement”) from a connection point to the Town of Glenville sewer system in Oakland Avenue, along Oakland Avenue is a northeasterly direction for 90 feet then easterly for approximately 148 feet to an existing manhole near the rear lot line of 205 Parkland Avenue, which map, plan and report being dated September 8, 2010 and now on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town for public inspection; and

                WHEREAS, sewage generated within the district will be conveyed to the City of Schenectady Wastewater Treatment Plan through the Town’s connection to the Village of Scotia’s sewer system and then to the Schenectady plant; and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the Order duly adopted on October 3, 2010, the Town Board has determined to proceed with the establishment of the proposed extension to the District and adopted an Order reciting a description of the boundaries of the extension of the District in a manner sufficient to identify the lands included therein as in a deed of conveyance, the improvements proposed, the maximum amount proposed to be expended for the construction of the Sewer Improvement in the District, the proposed method of financing to be employed, the fact that a map, plan and report describing the same are on file in the Town Clerk’s office for public inspection and specifying October 20, 2010, at 7:30 PM, as the time when, and the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, in the Town, as the place where, the Town Board would meet to consider the establishment of an extension of the District and to hear all person interested on the subject thereof concerning the same, and for such other action on the part of the Town Board in relation thereto, as may be required by Law ; and

                WHEREAS, certified copies of such Order were duly published and posted pursuant to the provisions of the Town Law; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has given due consideration to the impact that the proposed District may have on the environment and on the basis of such consideration, the Town Board has found that no substantial adverse environmental impact will be caused by the extension of the District; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board and the Town have complied in every respect with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding environmental matters, including compliance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act, comprising article 8 of the Environmental Conservation Law and, in connection therewith, a duly processed Negative Declaration and/or other applicable documentation has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk; and

                WHEREAS, a Public Hearing in the matter was duly held by the Town Board on said October 20, 2010, commencing at or about 7:30 PM, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, at which all interested persons desiring to be heard were heard, including those in favor of, and those opposed to, the proposed extension to the District.

                NOW, THEREFORE, upon the evidence adduced at such public hearing be it  

RESOLVED AND ORDERED by the Town Board of the Town of Glenville, in the County of Schenectady, New York as follows:

Section 1. It is hereby determined that:

  • The Notice of Public Hearing was published and posted as required by Law, and is otherwise sufficient;
  • All the property and property owners benefited included within the proposed extension to the District hereinabove referred to in the recitals hereof are benefited thereby;
  • All the property and property owners benefited are included within the limits of the proposed extension to the District; and
  • It is in the public interest to establish the extension to the District.
Section 2. The establishment of the proposed extension to the District is hereby approved, as hereinafter described, subject to approval by the Village of Scotia, and said District shall be designated and known as Extension No. 9 to Sewer District 7 in the Town and shall be bounded and described as provided in Exhibit “A”:”
Section 3. The Sewer Improvement is hereby authorized to be constructed in the District and the amount proposed to be expended therefor, including the expenses incurred in connection with the establishment of the extension to the District, is estimated to be $18,678.00; the plan of financing is to be fully and completely borne by the developer, at no cost to the Town or other users in the District.

Section 4. The permission of the State Comptroller is not required with respect to the extension of the District because the cost of the extension to the typical property is not above the Average Estimated Cost to the Typical Properties for the establishment of similar types of districts as computed by the State Comptroller.

Section 5. The Town Clerk of the Town is hereby authorized and directed within ten days after the adoption of this Resolution and Order, to file certified copies thereof, in duplicate, in the office of the State Department of Audit and Control in Albany, New York, record same in the office of the Clerk of the County in which the Town is located.

Section 6. This Resolution and Order shall take effect immediately.   

Ayes:   Councilmen Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstention:             None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 200-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on October 20, 2010 are hereby approved and accepted as entered.

Ayes:   Councilmen Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Quinn
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstentions:            None

Motion Carried

New Business

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “Commissioner Coppola has advised me that there are some areas in the Town that are receiving their leaf pick up at this time but due to the lateness of the leaves dropping it doesn’t really make sense for them to go back to an area twice.  Their hope is that all of the leaves drop before the snow flies but we just ask the residents to have patience, keep doing your leaves and we will get to them as quickly as we can.  There is a notice posted on the own’s website www.townofglenville.org under Highway Department which lists the zones.”

                Supervisor Koetzle adjourned this portion of the meeting 8:30 pm and entered into Executive Session.

RESOLUTION NO. 201-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

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

Ayes:   Councilmen Boulant, Quinn, Ramotar, Councilwoman Wierzbowski and Supervisor Koetzle
Noes:           None
Absent: None
Abstention:             None

Motion Carried

                Time being 11:05 p.m., Supervisor Koetzle reconvened the meeting and announced that no action was taken during the Executive Session.

                Supervisor Koetzle asked for a motion to adjourn; motion to adjourn was moved by Councilman Boulant; Seconded by Councilman Quinn, everyone being in favor the meeting was adjourned at 11:06 p.m.


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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk