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Town Board Meeting Minutes 2/17/2010
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
FEBRUARY 17, 2010
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

Present:        Supervisor Christopher A. Koetzle, Councilman Alan Boulant, and Councilwoman Gina M. Wierzbowski

Absent: Councilmen Mark Quinn and Sid Ramotar

                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.  Councilman Quinn was ill and Councilman Ramotar was out of town.

                Supervisor Koetzle announced that the date of the public hearing for the Baptist Health rezoning proposal was stated incorrectly in the Daily Gazette.  A resolution will be acted on tonight scheduling the public hearing for Wednesday, March 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “We had to put a request for proposals out for a possible bulk item pick-up to be restored to the town residents.  I am please to announce that we have received the RFP’s back, they need to be reviewed but we will likely have a resolution at the next meeting on March 3rd to authorize the Supervisor to enter into a contract.  I think this is a program that all of the residents of the town support and I am excited that we are going to try to be able to do that for them.

                We have a letter here from Senator Farley, stating that he has tentatively obtained a legislative grant for us for the highway department in the amount of $10,000 to be used for a fuel monitoring system to monitor the fuel level in the underground tanks that we have.  Right now they are monitored by personnel seven days a week and it causes overtime for the department so this will alleviate that and result in a savings in the budget.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “It is tentative from the point of view that it is approved but it may be subject to budget cuts.”

                Supervisor Koetzle invited James MacFarland to give a brief explanation on the next agenda item which is a public hearing to consider the proposed agreement with CPower Demand Response Program.

                James MacFarland – “We have had this proposal before us at a couple of meetings now.  I just want to give a quick report on my research into it and the information that I have obtained so far.

                This program is essentially to provide the town a new revenue stream that comes into play by our being prepared to curtail our demand for electricity at a point in time.  CPower is who we have a proposal from, since then I have obtained a few other proposals.

                In terms of rating an RFP, which was talked about, this is a pretty technical field and I have got to say after diving into this for a least a couple of weeks straight I don’t think I could write an RFP now if we needed one.  If we are going to go to an RFP point ever we would really need to hire someone to do that.  Since the last board meeting though in trying to obtain information I went to the NY Independent System Operator website which contains lists of all of the approved aggregators who are providing services under the demand response program.  One of the major players on the utility’s front who provides this is National Grid; actually they are still calling themselves in this program Niagara Mohawk.  They do not offer a program that would work for us, we would have to do under the National Grid Program essentially monitoring of electrical rates on a daily basis and then put in bids on the open market then we would receive payment for curtailing our power according to what we had bid; not something that we really are designed to do in town government.

                I contacted a company, Strategic Power, Inc., they no longer provide day ahead demand response program.  I contacted another company, Demand Response Partners, a couple of things from them that are just different than CPower Program; they do indicate that they pay a higher percentage, 80% however they bid the electricity differently then CPower.  They do it very specific, it is called the “Strip Market Bid” which can result in actually lesser revenues then the manner in which CPower bids it.  Some of this power bidding stuff is something that you really need to have very good expertise and familiarity with, nothing that we deal with certainly in town government.

                The other thing that Demand Response Partners indicated is that we pay for the metering up front, these programs must be metered and so we would have to essentially pay $1,500 for the metering requirements to make this happen.  CPower’s proposal funds the metering through NYSERDA, monies that they access, so there is certainly some value added there.

                Lastly I contacted another company who has not submitted a proposal.

                CPower has met with the town, they came in last month, and they have spent lots of time on this with us, every phone call that I have made to them they have answered.  They are evidently one of the bigger players in the market and they provide certainly some added value; they are on the next phase of the program, the only company currently certified in the state providing the Reserve Program, which is another potential revenue stream and nothing that we are dealing with tonight.

                To me the benefits of this program are pretty apparent.  We have a new revenue stream and as far as I can tell we have no risk, we have no out of pocket costs and if at a point and time we don’t wish to participate anymore we just stop being ready to curtail.  So if they were to say “we want you to be ready to take your plant off of the grid at a certain point and time” we could just say “no” and they would stop sending us money.  There is not a lot of risk in terms of town resources in that regard.

                As I have gone through this I have kind of found that this is some what a kin to acquiring professional services, such as legal, architectural or even medical everybody does it somewhat differently.  It is very hard to have exact apples to apples comparison if everybody offers the same thing, even their bidding requirements and how they perform their bids and how they receive their payments.  Each company does that somewhat uniquely.

                I feel very comfortable with where we are so far relative to this CPower proposal.  I would like to invite John Hamor for his expertise in terms of what CPower and the Demand Response Program provides.”

                John Hamor – “I represent a company called Four Corners Energy.  Four Corners Energy is made up of four other professionals in the energy field that have either retired from their previous jobs or wanted to move on to others.  We have over 90 years of experience working on NY energy policy, energy pricing and things of that nature.  We look at what we want to accomplish as an organization, we were talking to Demand Response Providers because we felt that Glenville was being so progressive in looking at a lot of different issues that you could be a town that could set an example.  You are doing different electricity pricing, you are working on other issues, you are doing solar and the demand response.  The other thing that I am working with Jamie on now is we have got free lighting audits for all of the buildings in the town and we hope that that will come through and help save some money as well.  That just gives you a little background of the things that we provide as Four Corners.  This Demand Response Company we wanted to, as Four Corners, add a demand response company to what we wanted to call the energy product, we could potentially offer to a client.  We talked to a few of them and the fact that we were very impressed with CPower, the offerings and the value added.  Jamie alluded to some of them.  The other value added and first just let me tell you a little bit about just so you understand the demand response.  The demand response has been around for a long time.  The program that the NYS Independent System operator put into being and what it is is they set aside 30 million dollars a year for companies that were able to curtail their load in the time of high demand, if they curtail their load it takes a lot of stress off of the system.  If Glenville went forward with that part of the program you would receive a call from CPower twenty-one hours in advance if this potential problem would arise, you would then decide for the next day, that you would curtail your load for four consecutive hours between 11:00 to 6:00.  So those are all of the choices that the town would make going forward with this.  CPower would do all of the other scheduling with that as Jamie pointed out they have made an arrangement to get the meters paid for.  The value added that they also bring back to you is they will come and do two assessments.  The first assessment is to take a look at your total load and there maybe other ways that you may be able to curtail your load during a crisis, they will give you that list.  Say the list has got ten (10) possibilities to do, you can turn off lights at the highway garage, or what ever, you sit down and you choose those ten with them.  They don’t arbitrarily take them and put them in; they will work with you on it.  The same time that they do that assessment they do a one time energy assessment, not necessarily an energy audit, but an energy assessment.  What that energy assessment is is when they look at the potential of curtailing load they also look at the fact that they have been in a particular building and they noticed that you need new lighting or new pumps or motors, but within that report they will identify where you could go to get funding to get those potential projects done and we think that is an unbelievable value added.  It gives you some type of planning horizon and as a town you are further ahead then most.

                As Jamie said there is no up front cost to you, there’s also no liability to the town.  CPower assumes all of the liability once you sign on with them.”

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:46 pm.

                Valerie DiGiandomenico, resident and former Councilwoman – “I attended a work session that you had on this subject and I took it upon myself to research this.  I found some interesting information that I would like to share with you.

                “The winners of the Green Bee Innovation competition, the survey of the most promising technologies and companies working toward a cleaner more efficient grid, were Locust Storage and CPower.  Look for these two companies and the other nine finalists (she read the list) in the next several months.

                If you go out of New York State I think you will find other companies that will provide the same services with the same conditions that CPower has presented.  So what I would like to ask the Board in keeping with transparency would the Board consider tabling resolution #8 and going out to these other companies for either bids or more information.  I think if you go out of New York State you might find that there are other resources that provide the same level of expertise.  I will give this list to Jamie.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 7:50 pm.

                The following people exercised the Privilege of the Floor:

                Catherine Ritchey, town resident stated that she and her husband have been in the community since 1949.  She informed the Board that she presently works for Baptist Health Nursing and Rehab.  Ms. Ritchey had surveyed her neighbors and she found no opposition to the zoning changes or to the project that Baptist is proposing.  She stated that she would like to see this go through quickly.  She said that while making phone calls to her neighbors she identified about six or seven people that now need the kind of care that Baptist is going to be offering and they sent their approval with her because they can’t leave their home.”
                John Hoff, resident of Baptist informed the Board that he has been a resident at Baptist for five years and he further stated that it was one of the best things that ever happened to him.  Mr. Hoff praised the staff at Baptist for all they do and that he supports the proposal and believes that there is a growing need for a long term care service for our seniors.  He stated that Baptist Health has been in existence for 32 years.  He encouraged the Town to move the appropriate process along as quickly as possible so Baptist does not loose the grant funding for this project.

                Frank Quinn, town resident and former Supervisor, commented on the Baptist proposal.  He stated that the seniors built our town, they supported our town, and they supported many things in our community for years and years.  Mr. Quinn offered the following; senior citizens prefer to live locally in their towns, they want to live with their families and friends, most of them live on fixed incomes.  He stated it was his belief that it is the town’s turn to assure that they have access to the kind of health services they need in their own home town.

                Mr. Quinn stated that Baptist has a great reputation as a service provider and that there is a multi-million dollar grant involved and this would mean jobs as we go down the road.  He suggested that we owe it to our citizens and I strongly encourage you to do everything you can as fast as you can because of this suspense date with the grant to make this thing happen for the good of our people.

                Tony Alotta, Associated Administrator at Baptist Health and Rehab Center – Mr. Alotta stated that Baptist has been in the community for thirty-two years and that they were not-for-profit.  He expressed that they are very happy and excited to get a grant that would allow them to expand their services to the seniors in the community and bring them here into Glenville.

                He explained that the proposed project consists of five phases of assisted living.  It will be built on Swaggertown Road, Horstman Farm.  We are proposing to build assisted living units that would blend in with the neighborhood, independent living cottages, greenhouse type skilled nursing units, we plan on moving our current services from Ballston Avenue to the Swaggertown Road site and they will be ranch style homes and a twenty-five slot daycare program and some senior oriented commercial space for the residents of the this senior community.

                Mr. Alotta thanked the Board and stated that it has been a pleasure working with them and that they have been very receptive to the idea and that they look forward to continuing their work over the next several years.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “You talked about your existing building; do we know what is going to happen to that building when you move out of it?”

                Mr. Alotta – “We don’t have any definitive plans for it yet.  We have tossed around affordable senior housing that would be reduced in size and maybe 60 or 70 units of affordable housing.”

                Val DiGiandomenico, resident stated that she had read in the paper that GSA is going to remediate the 45+ acres that they own in the S-G Industrial Park.  She stated that at the present time the Town of Glenville and GSA have a yearly agreement that Building 403 can be used for storage.  The Town uses the building to store vehicles, equipment, police cars, voting machines etc at no cost to the Town.  She is concerned that if the Board doesn’t put together a proposal for the GSA building and present it to them soon the Town may not have any say in the process of turning this land and buildings back to the public.  Ms. DiGiandomenico stated that the last piece of property that GSA owned was sold at auction to the public.  She stated again that if the Board doesn’t act soon we may not even have any consideration in this matter.

                She stated that since the Town has bared the brunt of expenses incurred having the buildings located in Glenville so many years maybe GSA would agree to donate at least building 403 to the Town.  She stated that she knows for a fact that a few years ago one-half of a 200 by 600 building in the industrial Park sold for $750,000.

                She also commented on an article that appeared in the Daily Gazette; “Chip Plant Spin off Topic at Planning Conference”.  With a 4.2 billion dollar plant under construction, County Officials are writing a plan for marketing all of its community high tech industries that will support global foundries.  She stated that towns need to be proactive to determine what kind of development they would like to see and then put a plan in place.  She informed the Board that the County is developing an inventory of the assets, needs and desires of each community to help it better target it’s marketing efforts.  She stated that a draft plan was due in early February.  She stated that the Industrial Park in Glenville may be the golden egg for the town.  She informed the Board that the GSA property that is scheduled to be put back on the tax rolls has several buildings that could be used for offices, warehouses as large as 200’ by 800’ located less them a mile from the Thruway and vacant acreage located next to a railroad waiting to serve global foundries and spin off is not the time for the Board to put all of it’s economic development efforts into a plan promoting our assets, needs and desires for this industrial park.  I am hoping that we haven’t missed the deadline.

Supervisor’s Comments

                Supervisor Koetzle shared the following information:

                Jamie and I met with Phillip Morris from Proctors to discuss pubic access T.V. and what is changing there.  Essentially Proctors will be taking over running the public access if they haven’t already.  They will add a government only channel.  You might have noticed there are three channels now, public access, the government only and education.  They are looking to enhance the public interface with public access, essentially they will be using the ability to go on the website and download a program, you don’t have to wait for the program to be scheduled, you can watch it on T.V. or your computer, you can upload, you can create your own program and upload it and schedule it in your own time.  There is a lot of good expansion that is going on with public access T.V.  There will be a video on demand for the Town Board meetings.  They’re are asking that we institute a fee to be paid by our rate payers through the franchise renewal agreement and the fee would be somewhere around 30 - 35 cents which would be passed on to the cable rate payers not a tax payer.  That fee would be used to offset right now the City of Schenectady’s cable rate viewers, subsidizing public access.  They are asking us to join and try to help the City rate payers and also to start a fund that would help upgrade their equipment.  When we negotiate through this we are going to have to decide if we want to do that or not.

                Jamie and I met with Time Warner to talk about the franchise fee.  We had a good initial discussion.  I know a lot of residents are interested in content and cable bills, the amount of cable bills, which is not part of the negotiations.  Basically we negotiate franchise fee which is capped up by a percent.  I will note that Glenville is one of the only communities that still have a senior citizens discount and we will make sure that is in the agreement.

                I met with the Inter-Governmental Committee regarding the consolidated dispatch program.  I think it is worth while talking about this at our next work session because we are going to have to start making some decisions pretty quickly on it.  They are looking for a commitment by April 1st; pass a resolution authorizing me to sign the memo of understanding.  Once we do that we are in.  In the proposal there are some questions on some of the assumptions that I have.  I continue to tell them that I have a problem with disconnecting the taxing authority from the people running the actual operation.  The question I had was who is negotiating the union contract for dispatch?  The answer is the County, so they negotiate the contract and then send us the bill, our taxpayers pay the bill and we don’t really have any way of controlling cost.  Who controls the employee fulltime head count, the county does but we pay the bill.  I have some issues with that.  There are really no savings up front.  Every job is preserved from every dispatch unit.  They hope to get savings over 5-10 years over attrition which may or may not happen.  There is really no immediate savings and that is very important to know.

                I delivered the State of the Town to Glenville Rotary.  I got some positive feedback that people were surprised, they didn’t know a lot of the things that I talked about.  I think that at some point we should think about reaching out to the general public with kind of a State of the Town and talk about some of the challenges that we have because as you know the challenges we face are pretty significant.  Where we are financially, where we are with our revenue, what is happening with our expenses, where we are with the labor contracts?  I would like to try and schedule that for a meeting in March.  Hand and hand with that is our strategic plan, we are pretty close to finalizing it.

                On February 23rd I will be attending the Center for Economic Growth meeting on infrastructure and the challenges facing municipalities and I will report back to you what I learn there.

                The news letter is coming together quite nicely.  If you have anything to add to that please give that to me or Jamie within the next week.

                The County is asking us to pass a resolution by March 17th that would authorizing me to sign a letter endorsing their application for shared services grant for highway services.  This is again another opportunity to explore shared services for highway.  All this does is to allow us to say yes we support the study and it helps them in their grant application.  It gives them a higher position within the grant.

                National Grid sent us a letter that would inform us that as a need to increase their electricity capability through Schenectady and Saratoga Counties that they will be proposing a 33 mile new transmission line.  They are going to use the current right-a-way so there will be no change there.  The new line will be running right above the current line running from Rotterdam through Glenville in to Saratoga County all the way up to Moreau Lake State Park.  It will be running through our town but it doesn’t appear that we need to take any action on it seeing how they have the right-a-way already, they won’t be infringing beyond that.  They are just starting the process.”

                Councilman Boulant – “I have some concerns regarding the central dispatch not only as a Board member but as a resident that we are going to have no control.  They really don’t know what the costs are going to be so to me it is a problem that the residents of Glenville and the other surrounding communities can be putting themselves in a very difficult situation.  There could be expenses that we don’t know about that could tax our budget even more than it is now.  I have a problem with it.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “I agree, there is a lot there that we don’t know.  The assumptions are based on certain criteria that may or may not…we don’t even know where they are locating the facility.  Is it going to be a brand new building that they are going to have to build, is it going to be a old building that they retrofit, we don’t know.  We don’t know, they talk about attrition but we don’t know that if we get 5 years down the road and the County says we really need those 5 positions back that we just lost, our only recourse is that we pay the bill.  We really don’t have a lot of input.”

                Councilman Boulant – “How can we commit to something if we don’t have the facts?”

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “Have you heard anything from the other Supervisors at any of these meetings or have correspondence as to their general feeling about it, the other towns that have dispatch such as Rotterdam, Niskayuna?”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “I have reached out, the Chief and I had a conversation about what may be some ideas of consolidating Niskayuna and Glenville much like we consolidated Scotia and Glenville.  I called the Supervisor in Niskayuna and I told him that we had some ideas and that we would like to talk to him and his comment was that he is pretty much going with the County’s proposal.  I have not been able to reach the Rotterdam Supervisor at this time.  Princetown and Duanesburg I think they are concerned because they are in a difficult situation because they never had to pay for it before and now they are going to be assessed.  I am not sure that they are thrilled with it but they have no choice.  I asked if one of the municipality’s was not interested in going forward what does that do to the proposal and I did not get a straight answer.”

                Supervisor Koetzle moved ahead with the agenda.


Discussion…

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “As Jamie MacFarland has stated he has done extensive research.  I am not quite certain if the information that Ms. DiGiandomenico had produced would be something that we would necessarily want to take a look at before we vote.  I am looking to the other board members for their opinion as well.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Let’s ask Jamie what is his comfort level?”

                James MacFarland – “My only comment on that was I went to the NY Independent System Operator (NYISO) website and I got a list of the aggregators and demand responders who were authorized to do the work with the NYISO who had the approved program.  That is who I was working with, I don’t know about other providers, whether they could provide it or not.  I could research this thing until I am “blue in the face” and it takes a ton of time.  It is what it is right now, if I was up there voting I would just vote to get it done because I don’t think we are leaving money on the table.  I also believe that if we find that there is a much better deal out there then I believe CPower would step up and either renegotiate if necessary or we could essentially not participate in the curtail agreement with CPower.

                Every one of these is somewhat unique and takes hours of research time and that’s where we are with it and it’s not an expense this is our potential revenue that we are talking about.”

                (John Hamor responded but did not come up to the microphone.  He agreed with Mr. MacFarland’s comments.)

                Supervisor Koetzle – “I just want to clarify because we are hearing… the proposal was to look at out-of-state companies, you are referring to those companies that they still have to be certified by ISO (Independent System Operator), so we have looked at all of those certified by ISO companies is that correct?”

                Mr. Hamor – “Yes, Jamie said that he looked at the list.”

                Mr. MacFarland – “I haven’t looked at all of the providers who are on the NY list.  I looked at three that were in the aggregators, one of the utilities and again the  more you go into it the more you find there are distinct differences between all of them so again I relate it to somewhat like getting a professional service of a medical or legal profession.  Whether the list that Ms. DiGiandomenico has are folks who are even certified in NYS through the ISO I don’t even know.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “To answer your question, Councilwoman Wierzbowski, I am very comfortable to go forward because I think the fact of the matter is we have looked at this for probably three months now and we have looked at a lot of different options, we have looked to the experts, John Hamor has been a tremendous resource for us, we know this is the only one that allows us to do what we want to do in the future there is no other that allows us to do that.  When you get in a situation like this sometimes you worry about what happens a month, two months, twelve months down the road when life changes and maybe there’s a better deal.  Maybe there is but for what we know right now at this moment and time I am very comfortable that this is the best opportunity we have for the Town of Glenville.”

                Councilman Boulant – “My point is that we have worked on this, we have exhausted all avenues.  Obviously Ms. DiGiandomenico has found some things but dealing with NYS at this juncture, trying to get someone else certified and get into that process that’s just a lot more time that we have to put forth for that instead of other things that we need to address right now so I am good with moving forward.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “It is revenue for the Town so the quicker that we get involved the quicker we get the revenue.

                I do want to thank Mr. Hamor for all of his work, not only on this, but the entire energy comprehensive package that we have been working on.  I want to thank the Highway Superintendent, Tom Coppola and Councilwoman Wierzbowski.  I think it is a great program.”

RESOLUTION NO. 68-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has an interest in participating in the New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) Demand Response Program whereby the Town would receive a payment for its agreement to curtail electricity use in the event of a NYISO called event or events; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the Town has certain back-up generators that can safely and adequately provide certain Town facilities with electrical power in the event of a NYISO event; and

                WHEREAS, the Town has received a proposal from CPower to act as the Town’s representative in the NYISO Demand Response Programs whereby the Town would receive a payment whether or not an NYISO event is called: and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to Board direction, Town staff has sought proposals from other “electricity aggregators” that might be interested in serving as the Town’s agent in this program; and

                WHEREAS, the payments to the Town under the NYISO Demand Response Program will exceed $1,000 per year; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board held a public hearing on Wednesday, February 17, 2010 and heard all comments on the proposed agreement with CPower and any alternatives thereto; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the agreement with CPower provides the most benefit to the town;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a three-year agreement with CPower to act as the Town’s agent in the NYISO Demand Response Programs wherein the Town will receive a capacity payment equal to 65% of the net NYISO market prices multiplied by the Town’s demonstrated curtailment performance and an energy payment of $.30 per kilowatt hour curtailed during each NYISO declared event.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 69-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                WHEREAS, a zoning map amendment application has been submitted by Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to rezone a 48.5-acre property at 7 Swaggertown Road (tax map # 30.9-2-20.1) from Suburban Residential to Mixed Use Planned Development; and

                WHEREAS, the purpose of the zoning map amendment is to allow development of a multi-phased project consisting of a three-story 126-unit assisted living center, a three-story 120-unit independent living center, 36 independent living cottages, 21 greenhouse-style nursing home units, an adult day care center and a 4-acre commercial parcel; and  

                WHEREAS, pursuant to New York State Town Law, zoning map amendment applications require a public hearing on the part of the Town Board;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby schedules a public hearing for Wednesday, March 3, 2009 at 7:30 p.m., or as shortly thereafter as possible, at the Town of Glenville Municipal Center, to consider comments on the proposed rezoning application by Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for property located at 7 Swaggertown Road.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 70-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville has received and is administering a State Archives and Records Administration grant to convert paper documents to electronic format in the Building, Planning and Engineering Departments, and

                WHEREAS, grant monies provide for up to $35,495 in reimbursement for expenses incurred to perform the document conversion,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the employment of two temporary clerks at a pay rate not to exceed $16.08 per hour, with no benefits, for a period not to exceed February 22, 2010 through June 30, 2010.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 71-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, on April 15, 2009, the Town Board adopted a resolution calling for a public hearing to be held at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York on the 6th day of May, 2009 at 7:00 PM, to hear all persons interested  in the matter of the extension of Fire Protection District No. 4; and

                WHEREAS, the Town duly published and posted, as proscribed by law, the notice of the aforesaid public hearing and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board duly met on May 6, 2009 at the time and place specified in the aforesaid notice of public hearing, heard all persons interested in the subject thereof, and considered the matter of the extension of Fire Protection District No. 4; and
                WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 117-2009, adopted at a regular meeting of the Town Board on July 15, 2009, the Town Board determined the following:

(1)     That all of the property and property owners within the proposed extension of Fire Protection District No.4 are benefited by the proposed extension.
(2)     That all of the property and property owners benefited are included within the proposed extension of Fire Protection District No. 4.
(3)     That it is in the public interest to extend the existing Fire Protection District #4 of the Town to include the territory described in the resolution as:
Commencing at a point in the center line of Amsterdam Road aka Mohawk
Avenue aka NYS Route 5 at a point where the extension southerly of the westerly line of Extension of Fire Protection District 4 intersects said road and runs thence northerly and along the westerly boundary of Fire Protection District 4 about 2500 feet to the northwesterly corner of the Extension of Fire Protection District 4 said point also being in the southerly boundary line of Fire District 5 thence westerly along the southerly boundary of District 5 about 3000 feet to the extension northerly of the center line of B Street; thence southerly along the extension and along the center line of B Street and as extended southerly about 1900 feet to the center line of Amsterdam Road aka Mohawk Avenue aka NYS Route 5; thence easterly along the center line of Amsterdam Road about 3100 (feet) to the point or place of beginning; and

                WHEREAS, the Village of Scotia and Schenectady County have requested that the description of territory included in the July 15, 2009 resolution be outlined on a map by a licensed professional surveyor in order to facilitate the update of tax maps and tax assessment records; and

                WHEREAS, the Town retained a licensed professional surveyor who has prepared such a map of the same territory as described in Town Board Resolution No. 117-2009, a copy of which is attached hereto;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville, in the County of Schenectady hereby reaffirms its prior approval of the extension of Fire Protection District No. 4 of the Town, to include the territory described in Town Board Resolution No. 117-2009 and as outlined in the surveyor’s map attached hereto; and be

                FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Clerk be and she hereby is authorized and directed to file a certified copy of this resolution, with a copy of the attached surveyor’s map in both the office of the State Department of Audit and Control, at Albany, New York, and the Office of the Schenectady County Clerk within ten days after the adoption of this resolution, and be it

                FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Supervisor be and he hereby is authorized and directed to execute, on behalf of the Town Board, any and all papers necessary to implement this district extension.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 72-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                BE IT RESOLVED that the Monthly Departmental Reports for January, 2010 as received from the following:

                Building Department
                Dog Control
                Highway/Public Works Department
                Justice Department
                Planning Department
                Receiver of Taxes
                Town Clerk's Office
                Water & Sewer Department

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

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 73-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on February 3, 2010, are hereby approved and accepted as entered.

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

Motion Carried

New Business:

                Councilman Boulant – “On March 19th there will be a fund raiser for “Hannah’s Hope Fund” located at 144 Freemans Bridge Road.  There will be lunch served from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, cost is $25.00.  All monies raised will be donated to “Hannah’s Hope Fund”.  We have a lot of participation from local restaurants, business owners and suppliers.  There will also be a dinner from 5:00 pm to 8:00.  The Alan Payette Band will be playing from 8:00 to 11:00.  There will be transportation available to get you to and from if you need it.  We also have a baseball celebrity coming from 6:00 to 7:00, Dwight “Doc” Gooden will be there to sign pictures and baseballs and things of that nature.  There will be a live auction, a silent auction.  Last year in an eight hour period with the help of the Glenville Business and Professional Association as the main driving force as well as the Chamber of Commerce of Schenectady we raised $20,000.  Our goal is to try to exceed this or at least match last years.”

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

                The Town of Glenville Town Board Meeting was adjourned at 9:08 PM.


                                                                ATTEST:

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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk