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Town Board Meeting Minutes 1/20/2010
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
JANUARY 20, 2010
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

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

Absent: None

                Supervisor Koetzle called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM; gave the Invocation and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

                Supervisor Koetzle announced that Item #12 on the agenda, a resolution appointing Steven Janik to the position of Lieutenant would be moved to the beginning of the meeting and that there were three (3) add-on resolutions on tonight’s agenda.

Discussion…

                Councilman Boulant – “This appointment actually started back in 2006 to create two (2) lieutenant positions in the Police Department.  In August of 2006 Sergeant Conley was promoted to lieutenant and the other position has been vacant since and tonight this resolution would appoint Sergeant Stephen V. Janik to that vacant lieutenant position.”

RESOLUTION NO. 47-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, a vacancy currently exists in the Glenville Police Department for the position of Lieutenant; and

                WHEREAS, Michael D. Ranalli, Chief of Police, hereby recommends that Sergeant Stephen V. Janik be promoted to the position of Lieutenant,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that this Town Board does hereby appoint Sergeant Stephen V. Janik to the vacant civil service position of Lieutenant with the Glenville Police Department with an effective date of January 21, 2010; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the compensation for Lieutenant Janik be as set forth in the current P.B.A. Memorandum of Understanding for Police Lieutenant, and

                BE IT HEREBY FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk, on behalf of this Town Board, be and she hereby is authorized and directed to notify Lieutenant Janik of the aforementioned appointment.

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


Motion Carried

                Michael Ranalli, Police Chief – “To further expand on what Councilman Boulant had mentioned.  I have been here now in the Town of Glenville serving in my capacity for close to four (4) years and when I arrived it was apparent to me that the old system that the police department existed under was not the most functional system possible for us.  To go back even farther current Deputy Chief Macherone and then Chief Dan Boyle had actually started planning on this two (2) lieutenant system even prior to my applying for this job.

                This has been a work in progress.  In 2006 the Town Board authorized the creation of the two lieutenant system but at the time Sergeant Janik, as well as my other sergeants at the time, were not sergeants for more than a few months and so we needed to keep the position vacant and as kind of a stop-gap to get some administrative functions done we created an Administrative Sergeant which was filled by Mike Petroski who did an admiral job in that function but now it is time, three years have passed.  Steve has successfully passed his Civil Service test that we are promoting from and Sergeant Petroski is going to be moving on to his new challenge as a Road Sergeant.  This means that there’s no net change in supervisors at the Glenville Police Department, we had six (6) prior to today and after today we are still going to have six (6), it is just the allocation of the rank.

                Steve is with us tonight and is joined by his parents, Al and Ann as well as his wife Sherry and his daughter Anna.  Steve is an eighteen (18) plus year veteran of law enforcement.  He started at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department, saw a glimmer of light over here and followed it and has since flourished in his job with us.  Steve served as a Detective prior to his promotion to Sergeant.  He is more than adequately prepared to take on this new challenge.

                Chief Ranalli invited Steve to come forward; Supervisor Koetzle administered the “Oath of Office”.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “I would just like to announce our Annual Winterfest for 2010.  It will be held at Indian Meadows Park, 155 Droms Road on Saturday, February 6th from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Some of the activities will include skating, sledding, skiing, snow shoeing, horse drawn sleigh rides, a campfire, winter sports equipment show and demos once again put on by Freeman’s Bridge Sports.  There will also be an amateur radio introduction.  Last year this ended up to be more popular than we thought.  You could actually send a message to people not just nationally but internationally.

                The one thing I will miss, my muscles will not, is the Annual Broomball Tournament.  Several Board members in the past and staffers and department heads took part in that and I must say that I was just getting to my level of incompetence to be dangerous at that sport.

                Please come, one and all it is a great event and obviously we are going to have to root for a little more snowfall between now and February 6th.”

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “With regard to the Highway Department and Water and Sewer, there is a bridge on Dawson Road that is in need of replacement.  Previous engineering estimates has put the cost at approximately $141,000, however after reviewing the report Tom Coppola, Superintendent/Commissioner, has recommended that we go outside and look at a couple of different options.  One of which would include a bottomless culvert.  The weight limit has been reduced on the bridge and all of the appropriate notifications have been made to either agencies or school districts and residents.  We will have something coming forward at a work session.

                We are looking at a program with National Grid where we would enter into what is called a Demand Response Program and basically we would be under contract with National Grid to go off the power grid with the minimum of twenty-one (21) hours notice.  They would run the generator at the water treatment plant.  They would pay us between $20,000 and $30,000 per year for the contract.  We would be required to have two one hour tests on the program yearly to prove that we were ready to do that at their request.  They would also be reimbursing us for any fuel or other expenses occurred when we operate the generator under this agreement.  In the event we are asked to go off the grid it would be for a four (4) hour period between the hours of 11:00 and 5:00 pm on the requested day.  We will discuss this in greater detail at the work session on January 27th.

                There are two grants that we are looking at.  One is through NYSERDA and is hopefully going to fund one of two projects by either installing solar panels at the town garage to reduce energy costs there or to use recycled oil to fuel the furnace there as well.  We will also discuss this at the work session on the 27th.  The grant application is due February 17th.  The grant that we received from NYPA for the solar panels is in the engineering phase to install solar panels for a reduction in energy demands.  From what I am told they will likely be installed at the Town Municipal Center on Glenridge Road and we will also discuss this at the work session on the 27th.”

                Councilman Ramotar – “The Small Business and Economic Development Committee meet on the third Thursday of every month at 7:30 am here at the Municipal Center and they are opened to the public.

                The Mohawk Honda project, as most of you know, will soon be opening up a new Honda dealership at the former Salisbury Chevrolet property on Rte. 50 and Freemans Bridge Road.

                Mohawk Honda will retain their Schenectady property for the sale of used cars and the servicing of vehicles but all new car sales will be handled at the Glenville site.  The Town’s Planning and Zoning Commission gave final approval of the Mohawk Honda site plan application on January 11th, clearing the way for Mohawk Honda to open their new dealership.  Mohawk Honda will be expanding the building by 5,800 square feet.  They will also expand their parking to the north and increase landscaping throughout the site.

                They will hopefully be starting the renovations by March and the expected opening date is not set at this time.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item #5 is a public hearing to hear comments on the Town’s Public Housing Authority Plan for Section 8 Housing Vouchers.”

                Supervisor Koetzle invited James Mastrianni of Mastrianni Associates to give a brief presentation of the program.

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:55 pm.

                Bill Socha, owner - Shady Lane Apartments – “We accept Section 8 at our apartment complex and I am proud to say that because several of the other complexes in the community do not.  I think we have about twenty (20) or so participants.  I didn’t know that this was happening tonight but I just wanted to make that comment.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 7:58 pm.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item #6 is a public hearing to hear comments on a proposed zoning text amendment adding laundromat as a permitted use under, Chapter 270 Zoning, “Personal Use”.

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:59 pm.

                No one wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 8:00 pm.

                The following people exercised the Privilege of the Floor.

                Valerie DiGiandomenico, resident and former town board member – Ms DiGiandomenico commended the Glenville Police Officers for a job well done for the residents and the officer’s consistent source of additional revenue.

                She stated her concerns with creating a new lieutenant’s position; in the past there wasn’t a need to create this position, is it really necessary now?  She stated that this is another layer of management.  Is the addition of another lieutenant going to lesson police presence on the street?  With the present fiscal restraints do you add another high paying management position or do you fill another lower paying position and pay someone out of class on an as needed basis?

                Chief Ranalli answered the questions and stated that he has answered the questions in the past.  His answer was no, no and yes.

                He stated that he explained and presented this to the prior town board in 2006, subsequently explained again in executive session in the fall of last year and then just recently explained it to the current board in a work session.

                He stated that this is a position that had been previously approved.  He stated that he was hired to be the Chief of Police of this police department and that he takes that very, very serious.  He continued to explain that it was not only in his best determination that the two lieutenant system was necessary; it was a belief that was also shared by his predecessors, Chief Dan Boyle and Deputy Chief Nick Macherone.  He stated that he is not changing anything in total as for who is on the road and who is not on the road.  He continued to explain that the administrative sergeant position has been eliminated, he has moved to the road position to fill the position that Steve Janik filled.  He further explained that the lieutenant position is adding not another layer of bureaucracy but just creating two equal administrators that now have the rank and the authority to oversee the lieutenants and the police department.  He stated that each will eventually be assigned a specialty operations/administration, it makes business sense.  He stated that this is his determination, his decision as presented to the Board for their approval.

                He further stated that in his twenty-five (25) years experience as a police officer and fifteen (15) years of that as a supervisor he feels that it is absolutely necessary and is within budgetary constraints as passed by the prior Town Board.

                He stated that yes, there is a difference in pay between sergeant and lieutenant, there’s absolutely no doubt about that, those are published salaries however that was openly presented to the past board that that amount of money was within the budget as adopted for 2010.

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the privilege of the floor.

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Koetzle shared the following information:

                “First of all being three weeks on the job for many of us we have had a fairly smooth transition here at Town Hall.  I want to thank the staff and the Board members for all of their work on making this possible.  Town business is moving forward, I don’t think we have skipped a beat and the transition is well underway and almost complete.  I was talking to our Acting Director of Operations, Jamie MacFarland today and we estimate that we won’t be entirely complete probably until the end of February or so.

                I do want to touch on Councilwoman Wierzbowski’s comments regarding our “Green Initiative” because this is actually a fairly significant thing that we are doing in the Town.  We are calling it “Glenville Go Green” and it is really a pick-up of where we started a couple of years ago on our solar program but this Demand Response Program is significant, it’s a revenue generator first and foremost, it’s also a clean energy technology that gets us off of the grid when we need to be off the grid to stabilize our energy supplies within the State.  What we are really proud of is we are the first municipality in the State to take advantage of this program through NYSERDA, so we are leading the way as we have been for the past couple of years on green technology, it’s good for the environment, it’s good for our future and it is a revenue generator.

                I just want to point out as a reminder we might want to send a letter to our phone book distributors.  We have had some complaints about phone books being caught in snow blowers already and it is that time of year when the new phone books are being delivered.  We do, in Glenville, have a law that we passed last year that requires all phone books to be delivered no more than 10 feet from a doorway, residential or commercial structure.  If they are at the end of your driveway that’s a problem and the residents should be aware of that, that they have recourse.  The phone book companies have to print on the covers a message stating the number a person needs to call if they no longer want to receive a phone book.  The distributors do have to obtain a license from the Town Clerk’s Office in order to distribute phone directories in the Town of Glenville.  I think we just need to educate the phone companies about our regulations.

                I would like to have the Board members prepare a list of their goals for 2010 for our work session on January 27th.

                The last item that I want to note is probably the most significant issue that we are going to face going forward, and it relates to the Governor’s Budget Address.  The Governor painted a fairly bleak picture for the State of New York and I don’t think it came to any surprise but it kind of hit me when you think about some of the things he talked about; unemployment being forecast to be above 8% through 2012, which is pretty significant.  He talked about the State deficit being 6 billion dollars this year, growing to 14 billion dollars by 2011 and just compounding from there, no end in sight to the deficit growing.

                I mention this because I really think it sets the table for us as a municipality to think about what we need to do to get into a position of a tough fiscal climate for a long period of time.  I have asked our department heads to give us cost cutting ideas and revenue enhancement ideas and I am proud to say that this Board has already addressed $200,000 in savings in cost cuttings here at Town Hall.  We can not underestimate what is coming forward and we need to get ourselves in position to make sure we can weather the storm because the storm is coming and the storm, in fact, is probably already here.  I think we have learned lessons from our State leaders who heard the bells of warning and never reacted until it was too late and I don’t want to be in that position and so as we go forward I think we have to find more savings and we have to find new creative revenue streams and I just wanted to bring that to your attention even though I know it is already on you minds.”

                Supervisor Koetzle moved ahead with the agenda.

RESOLUTION NO. 48-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville at its organizational meeting of January 6, 2010, created an Engineering Services Advisory Committee for the purpose of enhancing and improving efficiency in the design and construction of public works projects,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following individuals are hereby appointed to said Engineering Services Advisory Committee for a term from January 21, 2010 through December 31, 2011:

                Fred C. Mastroianni, Chairman   156 Spring Road, Glenville
                Stephen B. Hammond              106 Elmwood Drive, Glenville
                Ronald A. Bova                  6 Praise Lane, Glenville

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


Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 49-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville at its organizational meeting of January 6, 2010, created a Budget and Finance Advisory Committee for the purpose of open and transparent governing,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following individuals are hereby appointed to said Budget and Finance Committee for a term from January 21, 2010 through December 31, 2011:

                Keith Abatto            235 Alplaus Avenue, Alplaus
                Keith Austin            928 Sacandaga Road, Glenville
                Sandra Busino   328 Butterfield Avenue, Alplaus
                Robert Colley   29 Dorothy Lane, Glenville
                Beth Kissinger  2649 Ridge Road, Glenville
                Gregory Myslinski       405 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia

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


Motion Carried

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item #12 is a resolution authorizing the Highway Superintendent to hire an individual to fill the vacant welder’s position.”

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski made a motion to table resolution #12 pending some information on references from the individual.

                Councilman Ramator seconded the motion.

                Ayes:   Councilmen Boulant, Quinn, Ramator, Councilwoman Wierzbowski                    and Supervisor Koetzle
                Noes:   None

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 50-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the police department radio system and its infrastructure is in the process of being upgraded, and

                WHEREAS, a critical component of the radio system is the location of the transmitter and relay equipment on a tower sufficiently high to ensure high quality transmission throughout the Town; and

                WHEREAS, space is available on a tower known as the Crawford Hill site which would fill this critical need and serve as an integral part of the designed microwave loop, and

                WHEREAS, the Lessor, Capital Digitronics is willing to enter into a five-year lease with the Town,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the Supervisor of the Town of Glenville to enter into a five year agreement, with two additional five year options, with Capital Digitronics to lease space on the Crawford Hill site at a first year cost not to exceed $9,000.00 plus the cost of utilities and with a two percent escalator for years two through five.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 51-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the Town police department radio system and its infrastructure is in the process of being upgraded, and

                WHEREAS, the Village of Scotia is within the boundaries of the Town police radio communications system; and

                WHEREAS, the Town and the Village already share public safety dispatchers who use the police department radio system; and

                WHEREAS,    both the Town and the Village can benefit from the transfer of the Village’s FCC radio frequency license to the Town; and    

                WHEREAS, certain additional equipment is needed for both police radio frequencies to be available to the Village of Scotia and the Town of Glenville police departments and to enhance their inter-municipal cooperation and the safety of the residents of the Town and the Village, and

                WHEREAS, the residents of the Village, as part of their Town taxes, are contributing to the payment of the cost of the upgraded police radio communications system,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the Town of Glenville to be listed on the Scotia Police Department’s FCC license and authorizes the purchase all necessary equipment to make the above listed changes to our police radio communications system operable, at a total cost not to exceed $95,000, with all costs paid from the proceeds of the original 1.5 million dollar bond issued for this project.

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

Motion Carried


RESOLUTION NO. 52-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville operates a water pumping facility which requires training and experience prescribed by NYS Civil Service and Health Department regulations, and

                WHEREAS, the title of Water Treatment Plant Operator was established by the Schenectady County Civil Service Commission for the Town of Glenville at their regular meeting of 12/15/09, and

                WHEREAS, Roger Harrison, Wastewater Facility Operator for the Town of Glenville, meets the requirements for appointment to the title of Water Treatment Plant Operator,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Roger Harrison, 9 Harlau Drive, Glenville, is hereby provisionally appointed to the title of Water Treatment Plant Operator, effective 1/25/10, at the budgeted rate of  $52,285.90, subject to the standard rules and regulations of the NYS Civil Service System.

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

Motion Carried


RESOLUTION NO. 53-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS the Town of Glenville operates a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

                WHEREAS the Town of Glenville is required by the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to prepare and adopt a written PHA (Public Housing Authority) Plan that establishes local policies for administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

                WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Glenville has caused a written PHA Plan for 2010 to be prepared establishing local policies for administration of the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program in accordance with regulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and has reviewed such written plan,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby adopts the PHA Plan for 2010 for operation of the Town of Glenville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program.


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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 54-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Monthly Departmental Reports for December, 2009 as received from the following:

                Assessor Department
                Building Department
                Dog Control
                Highway/Public Works Department
                Human Services
                Justice Department
                Planning Department
                Town Clerk's Office
                Water & Sewer Department

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

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 55-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS,        Thomas R. Coppola, Commissioner of Public Works has informed the Town Board that the liquid chlorination system control panel has failed at the Water Treatment Facility and the emergency replacement is necessary due to possible threat of the water supply; and

                WHEREAS, the chlorination of the town water supply is mandated by County Board of Health; and

                WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Works has received a quote for the sum of $14,700,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville authorizes the Commissioner of Public Works to purchase one Liquid Chlorination System Control Panel in a sum not to exceed $15,000 from Aqualogics Systems, Inc., 5 Dwight Park Dr, Syracuse, NY; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the funding for such purchase shall be from Water District 11 fund balance to Purification 50.11.8330.2000.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 56-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

        WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is proposing a minor revision to the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance; and

                WHEREAS, said zoning text amendment would add laundromat to the list of land uses permitted as a personal service use; and

                WHEREAS, this zoning amendment 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 in this instance; and

                WHEREAS, both the Glenville Environmental Conservation Commission and the Planning & Zoning Commission recommended that the Town Board find no significant adverse environmental impacts associated with this proposed zoning amendment, and that the Board issue a SEQRA “Negative Declaration”,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby determines that the proposed amendment to the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance that would add laundromat to the list of land uses permitted as a personal service use will not result in a significant adverse environmental impact; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby issues a SEQRA “Negative Declaration” (attached) for this application, based on the following findings:

·       This action constitutes a minor revision to the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance.  This revision will not result in any development or physical alterations to the land.
·       This action will not impact air quality, groundwater quality, surface water quality, traffic levels, noise levels, solid waste production, etc.
·       This action will not result in the removal of vegetation or fauna, nor will it impact significant wildlife habitat areas.
·       This action will not create a conflict with the town’s Comprehensive Plan or Zoning Ordinance, or any other land use policy (i.e. Town Center Master Plan and the Freemans Bridge Road Master Plan).  
·       This action does not grant as-of-right zoning status to laundromats.  Laundromats will now be permitted as a personal service use within the Community Business zoning district, but only after undergoing site plan review and individual SEQR determination by the Planning & Zoning Commission.

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

Motion Carried



RESOLUTION NO. 57-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

        WHEREAS, a minor zoning text amendment has been proposed by the Town of Glenville Planning Department; and

                WHEREAS, the proposed amendment involves the expansion of the definition of “personal service” so as to add laundromat to the list of land uses permitted as a “personal service;” and

                WHEREAS, the Glenville Town Board, as State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Lead Agency, has issued a SEQRA “Negative Declaration” for this action; and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to New York State Town Law and the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance, the Glenville Town Board held a public hearing on this amendment on January 20, 2010;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville adopt Local Law No. 1 of 2010, a Local Law to amend the Code of the Town of Glenville, Chapter 270, “Zoning as follows:

270-3 (Definitions)

PERSONAL SERVICE – An office, store or other place of business catering to the needs of a customer with only incidental sale of merchandise, including barber shops, beauty salons, tailoring operations, dressmaking shops, leather artisan shops and laundromats.  Tattoo parlors and body-piercing establishments are not considered personal services for the purposes of this chapter.

270-18 CB Community Business District

        B. Uses permitted by site plan review:

(3) Personal services.

and
                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that approval of this zoning ordinance amendment is based on the following findings:

·       The proposed amendment is minor, with the purpose being to expand the definition of “personal service” somewhat so as to allow laundromats to be included as a personal service use.
·       This amendment does not contradict the Town of Glenville Comprehensive Plan or any provisions of the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance.
·       The adoption of this amendment will not negatively impact land values, nor will it result in incompatible neighboring land uses.
·       This amendment does not grant as-of-right zoning status to laundromats.  Rather, laundromats will now be permitted as a personal service use within community business zoning districts, but only after undergoing site plan review and approval by the Town of Glenville Planning & Zoning Commission, in addition to individual evaluation under the SEQRA process.

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


Motion Carried



                Motion to adjourn was moved by Councilman Boulant; Seconded by Councilman Quinn.

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



                                                                ATTEST:


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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk