Town of Glenville
18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY 12302
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Town Board Meeting Minutes 6/16/2010
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
JUNE 16, 2010
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

                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.  

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

Absent: Councilman Mark Quinn

                Also present were Attorney Michael Cuevas, Director of Operations James MacFarland and Town Planner, Kevin Corcoran

Town Council Reports:

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “I toured some of the town roads with Superintendent Coppola this morning and we discussed the conditions and how they are currently maintained and what the highway department is looking at in terms of priority.  This is part of the whole grading process that we are trying to do to come up with a priority for the different roads in the town and the infrastructure that goes along with them.  We went through Corporation Park, below Mohawk Avenue and into the Return.  We are just trying to get a handle on what needs to be done, prioritize it and go from there.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Did you have an opportunity to look at some of the paving that just occurred in the fall in the Return?”

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “Some of the paving that was done in the fall, just at the entrance, was relatively appropriate for what they did from what I understand, but it is clear that what was done in the fall needs to continue.  The Superintendent is aware of it and it probably should not have stopped where it did but it is holding up okay.”

                Councilman Boulant – “Recently Thomas Corners Fire Department was given an award for “BLS/EMS Agency of the Year” for the Town of Glenville from the Schenectady County EMS.  The plaque read:  Thomas Corners Fire Department responds to an average of 650 calls a year with the majority of those calls being medical in nature.  Thomas Corners responds to these calls with a membership of approximately 50 and of that 50 about half of those are certified EMT’s.  Thomas Corners Fire Department is a full service fire department responding to all levels of EMS calls using a tiered response system.  Last year Thomas Corners Fire Department EMS and Firefighters responded to 501 medical calls with many of them being memorable calls.”

                No one wished to exercise the privilege of the floor.

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Jamie MacFarland met with representatives from Time Warner Cable.  The negotiations are going well.  The good news is the new contract will likely result in additional revenue to the town.  It looks like it will lead to more income for us; the proposal does have some equipment that they’re looking at providing to us including a camera, and some production items.  We have to consider, when we do this, if all of that gets put in the rate payer.  It would lead to a higher rate for the rate payer if they were to give a gift to the town.

                The one thing they made clear from the beginning is they do not want to continue or any new contracts with a senior discount catch attached to it.  We currently have the senior discount in our contract but they are pretty adamant that they do not want to continue that.

                There is talk of Open Stage Media; this has taken over for Schenectady Access Cable Council and a decision made by the City Council and what is being suggested to us by Open Stage Media is to invest in that as well.  We currently do not pay into the system although we have a right as a municipality to get our stuff aired.  They are suggesting, Open Stage Media, that we invest in this system and that would then be past onto our rate payers.  The problem we have now is because of the unilateral decision of the Schenectady City Council is that we used to get our feed from Saratoga for public access and when we moved over to Schenectady they moved for us the public access channel.  Open Stage Media will no longer show government programming on public access, they are going to show it on government access, that signal was not moved from Saratoga.  So effective when this change occurs, Glenville’s signal will be Saratoga and our residents will not see Schenectady County programming.  Our Glenville residents will not see the County Legislature meeting because we will be seeing Saratoga County government access.  We will still receive our public access channel out of Schenectady.  I talked to Phil Morris at Open Stage Media and he said he will continue to show our government programming on public access but there will be a government channel separately where everyone else will be shown and he will only do that for a certain period of time.

                Time Warner is looking at it right now but if there is a cost associated with moving our government signal from Saratoga to Schenectady we may have to bear that cost.  My position is that we ought not to bear that cost because this wasn’t a decision that any of us really were consulted on.  So in the mean time we are being shown on Channel 16 as usual.

                There were several “Ribbon Cuttings” in Glenville: Waters Edge Lighthouse Patio Bar; grand opening of Elmo’s Auto Body Shop, Cool Cat Party Supply and the Mohawk Honda grant for $100,000 which is part of their $7.1 million dollar reinvestment in the old Salisbury Chevrolet location.

                The budget committee met and as you recall we talked about getting our letters out to department heads in July to begin forming the budget.  They have about twelve recommendations as we go forward through the budget process of what we might want to do.  They are very engaged that we should be looking at our budget more strategically and what do we want to do with the budget, what do we want to accomplish with the budget and they have some things that they want us to look at.  I will be sharing them we you once they come to me.  They will finalize the letter at their next meeting and the recommendations and get it to us.

                Councilman Ramotar and my self met at the Schenectady County Military Affairs Council this morning.  We met Colonel LaBarge who is the new base commander.  They talked about the “Wings Over Tech Valley Air Show” that is coming in 2012.  They will be putting a committee together and we voiced our concerns that we wanted to be sure that the businesses were aware of it so (a) they can take advantage of the opportunity but (b) last time this came you might recall some of the businesses on Rte 50 kind of got locked out of some things and we don’t want that to happen again.  I suggested that the Colonel should attend our July board meeting to introduce himself and to talk about the mission.

                The Scotia-Glenville Tech Park PILOT, it was an issue that we talked about at the last work session.  The town will be hosting a public hearing hear at the municipal center on Monday, June 21st at 4:00 pm.  I will be speaking at the meeting.  There is some good news in the PILOT they are proposing that these parcels that have a PILOT will go from 2.6 million to 8.6 million which will bring in more revenue for us going forward.  It also fixes for Dimension Fabrication a 14 year agreement that Super Steel previously paid 45% value and Dimension Fabrication will go to 100% for six years and then 60% for the next four years and than back to 100%.  That works out better for us.  Some concerns we still have, Councilwoman Wierzbowski brought up, we really want to make sure the town is engaged in PILOT negotiations on the front end and not the back end after it’s already been decided.  We also have a concern according to Superintendent Coppola the maintenance of the roads within that park is costing the town $250,000 between plowing and road maintenance but we are only getting $17,000 in revenue for our highway line.  This is a point that we are going to bring forward at the public hearing.

                I am scheduled to talk on June 23rd at the Senior Center to present to the members of the Senior Center the Strategic Plan Update and I welcome you all to come. I will let you know the time.

                Supervisor Saturdays, I have to apologize, I had three in a row with no attendance and then I took one Saturday off for a golf tournament and I had two residents show up.  I am just going to suspend them for the next two months and start them up in the fall.  Residents can contact me through the town hall and set up a meeting at any time.

                National Grid power line right-a-way – Jamie was able to secure an information meeting to be held here in Glenville some time between July 15th and 29th and it will be at the Senior Center.  More detail to follow.

                The State Comptroller’s internal audit, we were the first and so far the only town where an audit was conducted.  I think it came out pretty good for what they did.  They examined the town from January 1, 2008 to March 2009.  They did find some minor issues with our treatment of private and sensitive information.  We may not have had practices in place that were the best.  We had no reports of private or sensitive information being exposed but they did have some corrective action thoughts for us and we are now putting together a plan to correct every thing that they have identified.

                UCC (Unified Communication Center) - Mike Cuevas and I had an opportunity to meet with Chris Gardner and Tony Jasenski to talk about what we are doing with the UCC.  I think the County is listening.  They are proposing to put forth the following:  regarding the Municipal Oversight Committee, our concern was that that committee did not have proper authority and control over costs and what they are willing to do is to add language to this agreement that would prohibit the County from modifying or changing in any fashion the Municipal Oversight Committee adopted budget without the approval and consent of such committee.  They are willing to cut back from 5 to 3 years the formula that is used, this maintenance effort formula where Glenville is locked in at a higher rate then the other municipalities relative to size and call volume.  They are willing to bring back three years so that we could look at data after three years and then re-evaluate it.  They are also willing to allow changes to be made to that formula, not with veto power with one town, otherwise having to be unanimous but by simple majority.  So the changes to the formula would be much easier then what they originally proposed.

                The one I was really pleased with was they picked up on our circuit breaker idea and they are willing to write language in that says “in the event that the UCC does not meet anticipated staffing levels as outlined in the attachment the County will pay for additional staffing.

                We still have not made any real headway on cost.  Glenville is still going in at a higher rate then the other towns so that wasn’t really addressed.”

                Supervisor Koetzle moved ahead with the agenda.

RESOLUTION NO. 117-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, a local law to amend Chapter 270 of the Code of the Town of Glenville “Zoning” being proposed as Local Law #5 of 2010 was introduced at this meeting by a member of the Town Board of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, said zoning text amendments involve the establishment of regulations for portable storage containers and the elimination of the term “and facilities” relative to the allowance of human service and social service offices within the General Business zoning district; and

                WHEREAS, prior to the Town Board acting on amendments to the Zoning Ordinance, the Town Board must hold a public hearing;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby schedules a public hearing for Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 7:30 p.m., or as shortly thereafter as possible, at the Town of Glenville Municipal Center, to consider proposed revisions to the Town of Glenville Zoning Ordinance.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 118-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS the New York State and Local Retirement Systems has requested that the Town of Glenville fix the number of days worked to be reported for elected and selected appointed officials; and

                WHEREAS said officials have kept a log of their time worked; and

                WHEREAS the Town Board by Resolution No. 249-94, adopted on September 21, 1994, fixed the standard work day for elected and appointed officials for retirement system purposes at six hours,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby establishes the following as a standard proportion of, and days to be reported for, each pay period to be reported to the New York State and Local Employees Retirement System as the amount of each pay period worked by the following elected and appointed officials for retirement system purposes:

ELECTED OFFICIALS
Monthly Pay Period

Position                                    Proportion                          Days to be Reported

Town Supervisor                                 3/4                                     15.7 days
Town Board Member                       1/2                                     11.8 days
Town Justice                                    1/3                                       6.5 days

Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Town Clerk                                      1/1                             10 days (full time)
Receiver of Taxes                               1/1                             10 days (full time)
Superintendent of Highways              1/1                             10 days (full time)


APPOINTED OFFICIALS
Bi-Weekly Pay Period

Town Administrator (vacant)                1/1                          10 days (full time)
Comptroller                                        1/1                          10 days (full time)
Assessor                                           1/1                          10 days (full time)
Planner                                    1/1                          10 days (full time)
Director of Human Services                 1/1                          10 days (full time)
Deputy Town Clerk                                  1/1                          10 days (full time)
Clerks to Town Justice                     1/1                          10 days (full time)
Deputy Superintendent of Highways          1/1                          10 days (full time)
Chief of Police                            1/1                          10 days (full time)

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 119-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, the Water and Sewer User Fee Roll of the Town of Glenville has been approved for collection as of June 1, 2010; and

                WHEREAS, such warrant for Water District #11 totals $1,433,435.46 including water rents receivables and Special Contracts and Sewer totals $288,558.19,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby accepts such roll.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 120-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville has been considering the enactment of a Local Law to amend the Code of the Town of Glenville to add a new Chapter 108 “Vacant Buildings Registry”; and

                WHEREAS, this Town Board has held a public hearing with respect to the adoption of said Local Law on May 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM, at which time all parties in interest were afforded an opportunity to be heard and to publicly comment on said Local law, amending the Code of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, following the public hearing, the Town Board amended the Local Law to address issues raised by the public and copies of the amended Local Law have been delivered to all Town Board members and are available for public inspection;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville does hereby establish a Local Law (as amended) to amend the Code of the Town of Glenville to adopt Local Law #4 of 2010, Chapter 108, entitled Vacant Buildings Registry”, as set forth below:

CHAPTER 108 – VACANT BUILDINGS REGISTRY
§108-1. Legislative findings and purpose.
        (A)  It is the finding of the Town Board that buildings that remain vacant are unsightly, unsafe and have a negative effect on their surroundings, neighborhoods and the town. Vacant buildings and structures are more likely than occupied buildings and structures to become infested with rodents, vermin, insects, wild animals and other health threatening organisms; they are also more likely to provide shelter to criminals and vagrants who use such places to evade the police and to conduct illicit activities. Vacant buildings and structures are also prone to becoming attractive nuisances to children, young adults and others. This is troublesome for both residential and commercial districts. Unfortunately, many buildings, once vacant, remain that way for many years. The purpose of this article is to establish a program for identifying and registering vacant buildings; to determine the responsibilities of owners of vacant buildings and structures; to speed the rehabilitation and reuse of vacant properties; to prevent and eradicate blight; to enhance the appearance of town neighborhoods and commercial districts; to minimize the potential for vandalism and criminal use of vacant buildings and structures and to preserve and build the property tax base of the town .
§108-2  Definitions.
        (A) Unless otherwise stated, the following terms shall, for the purposes of this article, have the meanings indicated in this section.
        (1) EMERGENCY SITUATION

(a) An emergency situation is deemed to exist where the condition of a building, structure, or any part thereof is an imminent, immediate, and substantial danger to the health or safety of occupants, emergency responders, and/or the general public. Such conditions include, but are not limited to, fire hazards, falling or dilapidated buildings, structures, or any part thereof, loss of significant water, heat, ventilation, or a lack of sanitary conditions.

        (2) ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

(a) A duly authorized representative of the Town Building Inspector.

        (3) OWNER

(a) That person, persons, entity or entities listed on the records of the Glenville Town Assessor as the owner(s) of record, those identified as the owner or owners on a vacant building registration form, a mortgagee in possession, a mortgagor in possession, assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee, other person, firm or corporation in control of the premises. Any such person shall have a joint and several obligations for compliance with the provisions of this article.

        (4) SECURED BY OTHER THAN NORMAL MEANS

(a) A building secured by means other than those used in the design of the building.

        (5) UNOCCUPIED

(A) A building or portion thereof which lacks the habitual presence of human beings who have a legal right to be on the premises, including buildings ordered vacated by an Enforcement Officer. In determining whether a building is unoccupied, the Enforcement Officer may consider, among other factors, the following:

        (1) Whether lawful residential or business activity has ceased.

        (2) The percentage of the overall square footage of the occupied to unoccupied space or the overall number of occupied and unoccupied units.

        (3) Whether the building is substantially devoid of contents or contains only fixtures or personal property of a minimal value.

        (4) Whether the building lacks utility services.

        (5) The building is the subject of a foreclosure action.

        (6) The duration of the vacancy.

        (7) The presence or reoccurrence of code violations.

                (6) UNSECURED
(A) A building or portion of a building which is open to entry by unauthorized persons without the use of tools or ladders is deemed “unsecured”.

                (7) VACANT BUILDING

(A)     A building or the major portion (determined by square footage) of a building which is:

(1)     Unoccupied and unsecured;

(2)     Unoccupied and secured by other than normal means;

(3)     Unoccupied and an unsafe building, as determined by the building inspector;

(4)     Unoccupied and has multiple housing or building code violations;

(5)     Illegally occupied; or

(6)     Unoccupied, in the case of a multi-family residential or commercial building for a period in excess of 45 days or in the case of a one or two family residential building for a period of 180 days.

        §108-3. Vacant building registration.

(A)     The owner shall register with the Building Inspector no later than 45 days after any building becomes a vacant building, as defined above or not later than 45 days after being notified by the Building Inspector of the requirement to register. The Building Inspector may identify vacant buildings through routine inspections as well as through notification by residents, neighborhood associations and other party that a building may be eligible for inclusion in the registry.

(B)     The registration shall be submitted on forms provided by the Building Inspector and shall include the following information supplied by the owner:

(1)     A description of the premises, including but not limited to, square footage, number of stories, age of the building and the most recent use of the building.

(2)     The names and addresses of the owner or owners. If the owner is a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership, the address for each director, manager, or partner, as the case may be. The address (es) must include a street address; a post office box is not acceptable.

(3)     If the owner does not reside in Schenectady County or any adjoining county, the name and address of a third party with whom the owner has a contract or agreement for property management. The address must include a street address; a post office box is not acceptable.

(4)     The names and addresses of all known lienholders and all other parties with an ownership interest in the building. Each address must include a street address; a post office box is not sufficient.

(5)     A name, address and telephone number where a responsible natural person (not a corporation, limited liability company or partnership) can be reached at all times during business and non-business hours.

(6)     A vacant building plan as described in subsection C.

(C)     The owner shall submit a vacant building plan which must meet the approval of the Building Inspector. The owner must identify his ultimate objective for the building and then the owner’s plan must contain, at a minimum, the information appropriate to that objective:

(1)     If the building is to be demolished, a demolition plan, indicating the proposed time frame for demolition.

(2)     If the building is to remain vacant, a plan for the securing of the building in accordance with the provisions of the New York State Building Code and a description of the procedure that will be used to maintain the property, together with a statement of the reasons why the building will be left vacant.

(3)     If the building is to be returned to an appropriate use or occupancy, a rehabilitation plan for the building. The rehabilitation plan shall include a timetable, not exceeding 365 days from the date of submission and will include progress benchmarks for periods of no more than three months each. The Building Inspector may grant an extension of the plan for good cause shown, upon a submission, in writing, by the owner detailing the reasons why same is necessary. Any repairs, improvements or alterations to the property must comply with any applicable zoning, housing, historic preservation or building codes and must be secured during the rehabilitation.

(D)     The Building Inspector shall provide the owner with a written referral to the Department of Development and Planning for information outlining available programs that might be useful to the owner in developing a rehabilitation plan.

(E)     The owner shall comply with all applicable laws and codes.

(F)     The owner shall notify the Building Inspector of any changes in the information supplied on the vacant building registration, including any changed plan for the building, within 30 days of the change. Proposed revisions to the rehabilitation plan or the timetable therefore must be submitted in writing and approved by the Building Inspector.

(G)     The owner shall keep the building secured and safe and the building’s grounds properly maintained in accord with the Property Maintenance Code of New York State Building Code. Failure to secure the building or maintain the grounds could result in remedial action by the Town, revocation of the approved remedial plan and/or penalties as provided by law.

(H)     Within 30 days of the transfer of ownership of a vacant building, the new owners shall register or re-register the vacant building with the Building Inspector. The new owners shall be bound by the approved rehabilitation plan for the building unless, or until, the new owner has revisions submitted to and approved by the Building Inspector.

§108-4. Vacant Building Fees.

(A)     The owner of a vacant building shall pay an annual fee for the period the building remains a vacant building. Such fee shall be reasonably related to the administrative costs for registering and processing the vacant building registration form, reviewing and approving rehabilitation plans, securing and providing rehabilitation assistance and the costs of monitoring and inspecting the vacant building site.

(B)     For a single family or two family residential building, the first year annual fee shall be $100; for other residential or commercial buildings not exceeding 10,000 square feet, the first year annual fee shall be $200; for multi-family residential or commercial buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet, the first year annual fee shall be $300. For each year that a building remains a vacant building, the annual registration fee shall increase by the amount of the first year annual fee until the fifth year when the registration fee for that year, and each successive year, for a one or two family residential building shall be $500, the fee for other residential and commercial vacant buildings not exceeding 10,000 square feet shall be $1000 and multi-family residential or commercial buildings exceeding 10,000 square feet shall be $1500.

(C)     Notwithstanding paragraph (B) above, an owner-occupant of a single family or two family residential building may apply to the Building Inspector for a one year waiver of the registration fee based upon hardship by a showing that the owner-occupant is hospitalized or confined to a skilled care facility; that the owner is deceased and the title to the property has not yet been legally transferred by the Executor or Administrator; that the property has been listed and actively marketed for sale; that the property is the subject of a foreclosure action; that the property is part of an estate in bankruptcy; or that such other circumstances exist that demonstrate that the vacancy is not due to the actions or inactions of the owner. Any such application shall be granted by the Building Inspector only upon the consent of the owner to an inspection of the interior and exterior of the building to ascertain that none of the other definitions of a vacant building as set for in §108-2 apply. At the expiration of the one year waiver, a building owner may apply for a subsequent waiver upon the same showing and conditions.  

(D)     The first year annual fee shall be paid no later than 30 days after the building shall have become vacant. For each year after the first, the applicable fee shall be paid no later than 30 days after the anniversary date of when the building became vacant. Failure to timely pay the applicable vacant building registration fee shall result in a delinquency fee of 2% per month for each month the fee remains unpaid.

(E)     The registration fee, and any delinquency fees, shall be paid in full prior to the issuance of any building permits, with the exception of a demolition permit.

(F)     After the owner is given notice of the registration fee, including any delinquency fees, upon failure of the owner to pay the amount(s) due, said amount(s) shall constitute a debt due and owing to the Town, and the Town may commence a civil action to collect such unpaid debt.

(G)     Any registration fee and any delinquency fees associated therewith, remaining unpaid upon transfer of title to the vacant building shall be paid by the new owner within 30 days of the transfer of title.

(H)     The Building Inspector shall maintain a complete file on each vacant building in the Town which shall include, at a minimum, the vacant building registration form, record of payment of vacant building registration fees, inspection records, records of complaints or other comments by neighbors, community organizations or others as to the status or blighting influence of the building, and any photographs or plans of the vacant building.
§108-4  Exemptions.
(A)     A building which has suffered fire damage or damage caused by extreme weather conditions shall be exempt from the registration requirement for a period of 90 days after the date of the fire or extreme weather event if the property owner submits a request for exemption in writing to the Building Inspector. This request shall include the following information:
(1)     A description of the premises;
(2)     The name(s) and address(es) of the building owner or owners;
(3)     A statement of the nature of the damage with photographs of same; and
(4)     A statement of intent to repair and reoccupy the building in and expedient manner or the intent to demolish the building.
§108-5  Inspections.

(A)     The Building Inspector shall inspect any premises in the Town for the purpose of enforcing and ensuring compliance with the provisions of this article. Upon the request of the Building Inspector, an owner may provide access to all interior portions of an unoccupied building in order to permit a complete inspection.

(B)     The Building Inspector shall submit a monthly report to the Town Council in which he lists all buildings declared vacant under the provisions of this article, the date upon which they were declared vacant and whether a vacant building registration form and plan has been filed for the building. The report shall also include all buildings that had been declared vacant and which are no longer subject to the provisions of this article.

§108-6  Penalties.

(A)     The failure of any owner, or agent of an owner acting on behalf of the owner, to register a vacant building or to pay any fees required to be paid pursuant to the provisions of this section, within thirty (30) days after they become due, shall constitute a violation punishable upon conviction thereof by a fine in an amount not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 for each failure or refusal to pay a required vacant building registration fee, as applicable. However, the minimum fine for a violation of this chapter shall not be less than double the amount of the registration fee due and owing. There shall be no unconditional discharges or suspended sentences upon conviction or a plea of guilty to a violation of this chapter and the minimum fines are mandatory and must be imposed.

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that this resolution shall take effect when filed with the Secretary of the State of New York.

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

Motion Carried
RESOLUTION NO. 121-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                WHEREAS, by application dated February 18, 2010 and pursuant to Code of the Town of Glenville, the Ladies Auxiliary of the Alplaus Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 Inc., [Paddling for a Cure] has applied for a permit to conduct Outdoor Amusement/Entertainment at the Burnt Hills Rowing Association Maritime Road in Alplaus on July 18, 2010, Sunday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM: and

                WHEREAS, said application did include permission of the owner of the property on which said Amusement/Entertainment will be conducted, and the necessary insurance coverage; and

                WHEREAS, said application has been referred to the Chief of Police, Town of Glenville and the respective Fire Chief of the area in which said entertainment will be conducted and the Schenectady County Environmental Health Department, as required by the Code of the Town of Glenville.

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town Board of the Town of Glenville that said application of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Alplaus Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, “Paddling for a Cure” be and it hereby is approved; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk be and she hereby is authorized and directed to issue the required permit subject to all stipulations cited by the Chief of Police, the Alplaus Fire District #2 Chief and the Schenectady County Environmental Health Department.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 122-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville is required by section 115 of the Agriculture and Markets Law to either provide a municipal shelter for dogs or to contract for such services; and

                WHEREAS, Kimberly A. Kranick, doing business as the “Happy Dog Pet Hotel” has sufficient kennel space to accommodate dogs brought in by the Town of Glenville Dog Control Officer or Police Department, has experience providing shelter for dogs under contract with another municipality and is desirous of providing such services to the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, the Dog Control Officer and the Police Department have reviewed the several options available to the town for the sheltering of dogs that come into our custody and control and have weighed the relevant factors: cost to the town, convenience to town residents, and health and safety of the dogs and has determined that a dog shelter services agreement with Kimberly A. Kranick is the best available option;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville does hereby designate the “Happy Dog Pet Hotel”, 1197 Mariaville Road, Rotterdam, NY 12306, as the Town of Glenville municipal shelter for dogs for the duration of the attached agreement; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville authorizes the Supervisor to enter into a one-year agreement with Kimberly A. Kranick, doing business as the “Happy Dog Pet Hotel”, for the boarding and sheltering of dogs at a daily rate of $30.00 per dog, per day.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 123-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS, in order to continue to meet the state and federal mandates of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4), the town of Glenville must perform inventory, analysis and mapping of various storm sewer system infrastructure, and

                WHEREAS, such work can be performed utilizing equipment and software provided through intergovernmental cooperation, necessitating that the town of Glenville only provide personnel, and

                WHEREAS, the majority of such required work can be performed utilizing temporary summer employees,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Chris Conlon, 235 Bolt Road, Glenville, is hereby appointed to the vacant position of Intern in the Department of Public Works for the period from 6/21/10 – 8/28/10 at the rate of $8.00 per hour (no benefits), and Christopher Norton, 42 Pinewood Drive, Glenville, is hereby appointed to the vacant position of Intern in the Department of Public Works at the rate of $8.00 per hour (no benefits), with Mr. Conlon’s weekly hours not to exceed 40, and Mr. Norton’s weekly hours not to exceed 10, and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Interns pay shall be charged to account # 02.00.7100.1000

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 124-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, two tennis courts at Indian Meadows Park are in need of repair and maintenance, and

                WHEREAS, Copeland Coating Company, Inc., has provided a quote dated 5/26/10 to perform the needed repairs and resurfacing to the tennis courts,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Supervisor of the Town of Glenville is hereby authorized to accept said quote from Copeland Coating Company, Inc., in the amount of $11,000, and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that $9,000 shall be charged to account # 02.00.7110.4600, and $2,000 to account # 02.00.7110.4200.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 125-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS, a local law to amend Chapter 147 of the Code of the Town of Glenville, “Fireworks and Pyrotechnics”, being proposed as Local Law No.6 of 2010, a copy of which is attached hereto, was introduced at this meeting by a member of the Town Board of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board wishes to hold a public hearing with respect to the adoption of said Local Law;  

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that a public hearing be held by the Town Board of the Town of Glenville with respect to the adoption of the aforesaid Local Law at 7:30 PM on July 21, 2010, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, and it is further

                RESOLVED that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to cause public notice of said hearing to be given as provided by law.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 126-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

        WHEREAS, the Haraden Motor Car Corporation, commonly known as Mohawk Honda, has undertaken a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion project at 175 Freeman’s Bridge Road in the Town of Glenville; and

        WHEREAS, this project will reuse the site that had been unoccupied for nearly a year because of Salisbury Chevrolet’s loss of its franchise; and

        WHEREAS, this project will anchor the Freeman’s Bridge Road commercial corridor and greatly enhance the same; and

        WHEREAS, the project is eligible for a Main Street Revitalization Program grant administered by National Grid in an amount of $100,000.00; and

        WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville would serve as the grant sponsor for this economic development assistance grant program, but would not provide any matching funds and would not incur any out of pocket expense in connection with the grant program; and

        WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Glenville fully support Mohawk Honda’s Main Street Revitalization grant application and wishes to ensure the success of its revitalization and expansion project;

        NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby authorizes the Supervisor to execute a Main Street Revitalization Program grant application for the Mohawk Honda project in the amount of $100,000 and to submit same to National Grid for consideration.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 127-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

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

                Assessor’s Department
                Building Department
                Dog Control
                Justice Department
                Town Clerk's Office

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

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 128-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on May 19, 2010, are hereby approved and accepted as entered.

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

Motion Carried



New Business:

                Councilman Boulant – “On June 22nd at 9:00 am at the Pashley Elementary School the DARE graduation will be held with Officer Dunbar heading the ceremonies.”

                
                Supervisor Koetzle asked for a motion to adjourn; motion to adjourn was moved by Councilwoman Wierzbowski; Seconded by Councilman Boulant, everyone being in favor the meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM.


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Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk