Skip Navigation
Welcome to Glenville
Town Links
Quick LInks

This table is used for column layout.




Town Board Meeting Minutes 10/6/2010
REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD
TOWN OF GLENVILLE
OCTOBER 6, 2010
AT THE GLENVILLE MUNICIPAL CENTER
18 GLENRIDGE ROAD, GLENVILLE, NEW YORK

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

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

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

Absent: None

                Also present were Attorney Michael Cuevas, Director of Operations James MacFarland, Comptroller George Phillips, Highway Superintendent Tom Coppola, Planner Kevin Corcoran and Deputy Highway Superintendent Jeff Gemmette

                Supervisor Koetzle mentioned that there were three add-on resolutions this evening.  One sets a public hearing to consider the adoption of the park master plan, one will make personnel cuts to the 2010 Town Budget and one is to enter into executive session to discuss contract negotiations.

Town Council Reports:

                Councilman Quinn – “Jamie MacFarland and I met with our Assessor, Darlene Abbatecola to review the background of the applicants for the Board of Assessment Review.  It was a very impressive group of candidates.  At the very least, even though we are probably intending on renewing the people that are currently in that role we are going to have a tremendous bench.  We were very pleased with both the response rate and the level of qualifications of those people.

                I attended the Oktoberfest on Saturday and I want to give kudos to Councilman Ramotar and the committee that worked so hard on it.  You all did a tremendous job.  The turn out was great and it was very well organized, for an inaugural event you did a “bang up job”.

                Councilman Boulant – “I would also like to congratulate Councilman Ramotar and Jamie MacFarland on a job well done.  The Glenville Business Association and many other volunteers did an awesome job.  Preliminary reports were 3,500 in attendance.  I think next year will be a lot of fun.  Nice job.”

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “It is my understanding that the Highway Department has taken delivery on our new truck.  It will be a great addition to the fleet, especially come winter time because I understand that it came with a plow.

                We are moving forward with the leaf composting program, where in the town would dispose of our own leaves instead of paying tipping fees to get rid of them elsewhere.  There are a few different sites that will be available for that; at the landfill, Indian Meadows Park where we have been disposing of leaves in the past years and also a proposed composting facility at the Anderson property on Van Buren Road.

                This is something that we are hoping to save money with do to less travel time, saving on the tipping fees, saving on labor, saving on where and tear on the trucks and on fuel.  I would like to commend Superintendent Coppola for working on this and finding ways for us to use our own resources in the town.  The hope is eventually once the leaves are composted we would get top soil from it and be able to reuse that in our parks and save in another way.

                I also attended the Oktoberfest.  It was awesome, thank you Councilman Ramotar.”
                Councilman Ramotar – “I want to thank Jamie for all of his hard work.  This being the first Oktoberfest for the Town of Glenville I think it was an extremely successful event.  We partnered with the Glenville Business and Professional Association and Richmor Aviation.  It was a nice event; I will have some photos on the town website sometime in the very near future.  We plan on making this a two-day event next year.

                We are holding the electronic recycling collection hear at Town Hall on Saturday, October 16th from 8:00 to 1:00 where you can drop off electronic equipment, computers, VCR’s, phones, printers, etc.  That will be done by RCR & R here at 18 Glenridge Road.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item #5 on the agenda is a public hearing to consider the proposed extension to Water District 11 to serve the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Community project located on Swaggertown Road.

                I would like to invite the members of Baptist Health up to the podium to give us an overview of what this hearing is all about before we take comments from the public.”

                Tony Alotta, Associate Administrator of Baptist Health and Rehabilitation Center – “I would like to introduce Peter Romano who is our consulting engineer from the Chazen Companies to give a brief description of the water and sewer extensions that we are looking for.”

                Peter Romano – “I am going to give you a quick overview of the project which is for Stage I; it is the water district and the sewer district extensions for our property.

                This project is an overall phase project, phased over a ten year span, with each span being about a two year cycle.  Phase I will consist of a 72-bed, assisted living facility.  That assisted living facility will be dead center on the site with an entrance coming off of Swaggertown Road.  In conjunction with the project this facility will also include some substantial off-site water/sewer improvements.

                The property right now, the 40 acre property parcel is not included within a water or sewer district, so we are here tonight to ask the Board to include our property, the 40 acres into the existing water/sewer district in the Town of Glenville.

                These improvements will include a 12-inch main that is going to be directed from the intersection of Swaggertown Road and Route 50 down by the existing Stewarts.  The 12-inch main is going to run north along Swaggertown Road and connect into another existing at the corner of Swaggertown Road and Horstman at that intersection.  Off that main what we will do is have our service lateral going into our site; it will be a 6-inch line to service our development up Swaggertown Road.  In addition to what we are going to be doing is bringing in the service laterals for properties along that route.  We are not going to be bringing the laterals all the way to the houses; but we would bring a lateral to the property line with curb-stop for future connections.  The 12-inch main has been looked at; size, pressures of flow that exists within the town will accommodate all of the users along that stretch of Swaggertown Road.

                The second part of the improvements is putting in a sanitary sewer force main.  The sanitary sewer force main is going to be sourced from a pump station that will be located at our site.  The pump station is going to be sized in accordance with our existing Phase I development with enough capacity and reserve capacity to any future development of our site with the remaining 5 phases and also the main that we are going to be running is going to be a 6-inch force main and has also been sized for everybody else along that run.  There is going to be a pump station on the corner of our property, the force main will run up along the west side of Swaggertown Road, once it gets to the intersection of Horstman Drive and Swaggertown Road it’s going to run north along Horstman Drive all the way down Horstman Drive it is going to proceed east, it is going to come to the intersection of Route 50 and Horstman Drive, it’s going to go under the Route 50 corridor and then across the new Mohawk Honda site to tie into an existing gravity line in the right-a-way further out.  The 6-inch main is sized for all of the homes along that route for future accommodations.  What we are asking for tonight is for the Town Board to consider putting the property into the water and sewer districts.

                The force main will be a directional drill from our site, which will be the pump station.  The drill is the means of installing the line; it does not involve open trenches; the main will be drilled pretty much in the vicinity of the right-of-way.”

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:49 pm.

                Sylvia Poggi, Horstman Drive – “I am not going to complain, I am going to welcome the Baptist project.  The one thing is if you are putting the sewer line down, I would like to ask if the town could consider putting that water line down at the same time for the Horstman Drive people and Arden Road.

                I submitted on June 4th a letter asking for a feasibility study with signatures of all the people on Horstman Drive and Arden Road, I haven’t heard anything as of yet and I am hopeful that you could give us something.  We gave up everything that we felt was important so if that water line could just come down the sewer line we would be very happy.”

                No one else wished to speak; Supervisor Koetzle closed the public hearing at 7:48 pm.

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Item #6 is a public hearing to consider the proposed extension to Sewer District 9 to serve the Baptist Health Nursing and Rehabilitation Community project located on Swaggertown Road.”

                Supervisor Koetzle opened the public hearing at 7:49 pm.

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

                The following people exercised the privilege of the floor.

                Roger Harrison, Water Treatment Plant Operator for the Town of Glenville and President of the Town of Glenville CSEA Unit.

                Mr. Harrison stated that he had come across some information about the early retiree re-assurance program for 5 billion dollars.  He informed the Board members that he had a list of the people who had applied for it and he further stated that the Town of Glenville isn’t on it.  Mr. Harrison handed out some information regarding this program to the Board members.  He continued to explain the program.

                Mr. Harrison informed the Board that the members of the CSEA Unit present were not there to discuss the financial situation of the Town.  He stated that they were there to make sure that the Board is aware of what had transpired in regards to the contract negotiations with CSEA.

                Mr. Harrison stated the following:

                        CSEA was aware that the Tentative Budget was due by the end of September.
                On September 30th Michael Goot, reporter for Daily Gazette, left me a message that he wanted to discuss health insurance; he chose not to return his call.
                The Town of Glenville’s CSEA Unit chose not to negotiate in public.
                Due to newspaper articles, written commentaries on the website and statements by elected officials there’s a public perception that the Town is attempting to negotiate health insurance revisions with its unions prior to the open period in November.
                This is not true.
                He stated that 6 months ago CSEA met with Town negotiators and were told that they needed time to work out health insurance details but they would get back to them.
                He further stated that until mid-day today they hadn’t heard anything.
                Mr. Harrison informed the Board that they had a meeting yesterday discussing coming here tonight and today the Town Attorney faxed a letter to CSEA headquarters trying to set up negotiations.

                He stated that CSEA never made a statement that they weren’t interested in negotiating.  He further stated that copies of two letters sent to Supervisor Koetzle in September requesting resumption of negotiation were recently left in your boxes.  We have had no response to those letters.

                Mr. Harrison stated that there had been no attempt to form a health insurance committee.  He stated that an all out effort has been made by the town to create a public perception for the need of health care revisions within the budget.  He stated that certainly part of that public on-slap is to pressure the unions into a deal; he stated that they would not be bullied.  He feels an agreement can only be reached by face-to-face negotiations.

                He further stated that the Town wants a flurry of negotiations to beat the health insurance clock.  He stated that it would be short sighted of the CSEA leadership to settle anything less with less than a firm contract.  He informed the Board that reaching an agreement in such a short period is impossible.

                Mr. Harrison stated that they all understand that these are difficult times, this situation didn’t develop overnight, if the town was sincere in its efforts to reach an agreement they would have initiated action long before today.  He encouraged every Town Board member to investigate independently how and where cuts are being made and establish their own list of priorities.  He further informed the Board that the town employees have continued to get the job done with less people and tighter budgets but continued work force reductions and budget cuts will lead to loss of services.

                Frank Quinn, town resident and former Supervisor, congratulated everyone that had anything to do with the Oktoberfest.

                Mr. Quinn strongly recommended that the Board vote positive for the resolutions on tonight’s agenda regarding Baptist Health Center proposed water and sewer extensions.  He stated that our community and lots of other people need this facility.

                Mr. Quinn asked a question regarding the 2011 Tentative Budget; does it include the funds for potential settlement of the past and current contracts or is that going to be additional funds?

                Supervisor Koetzle – “Funds, are you talking about raises?”

                Mr. Quinn – “Well, all of it, as you know in the past years we tried to set aside money in a contingency account and all I am wondering is, is there money in the budget, yes or no, for potential settlement or is that going to come out of fund balance.”

                Supervisor Koetzle – “There is nothing set aside for raises in this budget.  You may have read and I think I may be accused of speaking out of school here but clearly we are looking for concessions to allow raises.  That has been very, very clear that that’s where that is going to have to come from.”

Supervisor’s Comments:

                Supervisor Koetzle shared the following information:

                Congratulations it was a fantastic job, it was something that we’ve waited for and needed in this Town for so long.  Oktoberfest was just a great time, I spent five hours there and I am looking forward to that being successful in the future.

                Councilman Ramotar and I will join members of the Air National Guard tomorrow in a fly to Charleston, SC to work on building a relationship between our air base in Glenville and the one in So Carolina.  We will be gone until Saturday, it’s a tight agenda, it’s a packed agenda and it’s a good opportunity for us in Glenville to reach out.  It is a community event so there are other people from the community going as well.

                Jamie and Mike Cuevas met with Time Warner Cable to continue our talks with negotiations on a license agreement.  We are getting close to an agreement.

                Glendale Nursing Home – I met with Legislature Marty Finn and the residents on Cedar Lane to talk about what seemed to be reported as a resolution that was going to pass in the County Legislature to make the land next to the nursing home “For-Ever-Wild”.  Legislature Finn seemed less than confident that that was going to happen and nothing was on the agenda for them to act on before this magic date of November so it has been tabled until after November.

                The residents on Cedar Lane continue to talk with their Legislatures, I encourage them to, and they have asked us what kind of help we can give.  I told them I don’t think there is a lot we can do right now.  We are in a reactive role, we have to see what the County is interested in doing and then try to offer support either way.

                My priority is to keep the nursing home where it is.  I believe in today’s day and age we have the engineering capability of re-engineering that building without vacating it completely.  It was built for over 500 beds, I believe currently there are only 170 or so, so there is plenty of room to figure out how to build this thing on its current footprint.

                Jamie, Mike Cuevas and I met with our health insurance broker to discuss our 2010 rate increase.  The only one we are waiting on is the Empire Plan which we recently received indication that that increase should be about 14½% to 15% and that is right in line with the other ones.  The 15% rate increase is pretty real at this point and it’s a number that I locked into this tentative budget going forward I don’t see any real relief there.

                Councilman Ramotar worked as well as I did on a grant through National Grid, Main Street Revitalization Program on behalf of Mohawk Honda.  We received news the other day that it has been approved; it’s a $50,000 grant that Mohawk Honda will be getting to update their lighting.

                The Preliminary Budget is to be filed by October 20th, notice of public hearing will be taken up on the 20th and we will have a public hearing on the Preliminary Budget on November 3rd and adopt the Final Budget on November 17th.

                Let me just make one thing clear, I am not going to engage in a tit-for-tat discussion over who did what, when they did it or how they did it over the past nine months.  I do have a log, however, of all negotiation time lines and if we want to sit done and go over who did what, when and where we can do that, that is not my intent.  I am only focused on the future.  To say the comments made tonight were disingenuous is an understatement but we move on from that.

                The fact of the matter is, if anyone has picked up a newspaper, at all, in the past 6 months they’ll see what is going on around our very region.  You can see what is happening in Schenectady, I don’t have to recount it for you.  Drastic, drastic cuts, closing whole fire houses, parks being closed, visions being eliminated, 15% of their work force gone, new fees we have never heard of before; curb fees who ever knew what these were before, new ways of raising revenue.  We can look at Troy, we can look at Rotterdam 11% with deep cuts, and we can look at Albany almost 200 job cuts proposed with a double digit increase still.  We can look at any municipality you want and we can talk about what is happening there.  This budget is probably one of the least painful in the area and we worked pretty hard to get there to be honest.  We made strategic cuts where we thought we could preserve services and reduce costs, where they would have least impact on our residents.  We began this process back in January; anybody who was surprised by the actions in this budget either was not paying attention or did not care.  It was clear, I made public statement after public statement indicating where we were going with this budget, I held budget meetings with the staff and the public to talk about where we were and the concessions that we needed.  This famous article, the “Goot Article” as referred to, was an accurate article let’s be clear.  After that article I had one union president call me and wanted to talk.  I respect him, our highway union president said to me, I don’t agree with what you said, I don’t like what you said but it’s time that we sit down and talk and he’s absolutely right.  We have got to come together in partnership, it does us no good to try to throw arrows at each other, to try to blame each other for things.  We need to put our ill feelings aside and get a deal done that makes sense.

                I did not create the time table.  We have open enrollment for health insurance so we have to make concessions; they have to be made if we are going to make any savings.  We needed a budget to be delivered on September 30th.  I can not deliver an 18.1 million dollar budget to the public and not talk about the one single cost driver, it is ludicrous if we are going to deliver this budget and not talk about health insurance, ludicrous.  So, going forward we need to work together.  We began this in January and we began to achieve the savings we thought was necessary.  We went through the year, it became obvious the revenues were drying up, this budget talks about that.  It became obvious that expenses were skyrocketing, this budget talks about that and no agreement was in sight and I said nothing in any public statement that anyone was to blame for that.  I still defy anyone to show me where I said someone refused to negotiate, nobody is refusing to negotiate.  I said two things that are facts; one, I am disappointed that we don’t have an agreement, that is a fact; two, if we could have reached an agreement maybe this budget would be different today, that is a fact.  Nothing blames anybody, anywhere and anyone that reads into that is just bringing their personal feelings to the situation and that is not a fact.

                The only way to deal with this is to address the issues head-on.  We can do what other municipalities have done for a long time and try to sweep it under the rug and move on to the next year but we will be Schenectady then, we will be Saratoga who has laid off 48 employees since 2008.  We will be these municipalities if we don’t deal with it.  What I am trying to do with this budget is get this town in a position that we will be financially strong years out, not just today, not just tomorrow.  We will not have the same fund balance that we have had in the past.  The economic conditions just do not dictate it.  So as we go forward I just want to make sure that we all understand that we are on the same page, we are working together and we are ready to work with any union that is willing to sit down with us and talk about the concessions that are necessary to move forward.

                We need to work together for the betterment of this town, that means we both have to put our bad feelings aside as I said and make an agreement that is fair to the employees, that’s been my criteria from the beginning, and affordable to the residents.  It is not business as usual and as we go through this budget there is some pain in it.  There has been some difficult decisions that had to be made but we made them and I think as we go through the preliminary we might make some more, I don’t know but that is where we are right now.”

                Supervisor Koetzle moved ahead with the agenda items.

RESOLUTION NO. 167-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 11, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York and to Extensions No. 1 thru 35 of said Water District.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:
        
                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Water District No. 11, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York and to Extensions No. 1 thru 35 of said Water District, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 01, 2010. Such hearing shall be held on the 20th day of October 2010 at 7:30 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 168-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Sewer District No. 9 and Woodcrest Sewer Extension, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:

                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for Sewer District No. 9 and Woodcrest Sewer Extension, of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2010.  Such hearing shall be held on the 20th of October 2010 at 7:30 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 169-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:
        
                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for the joint Acorn Drive Sewer District, and Woodhaven Sewer District Waste Treatment Plant, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2010.  Such hearing shall be held on the 20th of October 2010 at 7:30 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.   

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 170-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                        A RESOLUTION providing a hearing to consider any objections which may be made to the assessment roll for Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1 of the Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York.

                BE IT RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF GLENVILLE, NEW YORK:

                SECTION 1.  A hearing shall be held to hear and consider any objections, which may be made to the assessment roll for Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 and Extension No. 1, Town of Glenville, Schenectady County, New York, which was filed with the Town Clerk on June 1, 2010.  Such hearing shall be held on the 20th of October 2010 at 7:30 o'clock in the evening or as soon thereafter as they may be reached at the Glenville Municipal Center.

                SECTION 2.  Notice of such hearing shall be published once in the official Town newspaper at least ten (10) days prior to the date of said hearing.

                SECTION 3.  This resolution takes effect immediately.

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

Motion Carried


RESOLUTION NO. 171-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS,        a written petition has been presented to and filed with the Town Clerk of the Town of Glenville requesting that an extension to Sewer District No.7 of the Town of Glenville be established to include real property described by section, block and lot number in the petition and consisting of two parcels: one located 205 Parkland Avenue and the other at 233 Oakland Avenue, both in the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, a map, plan and report prepared by Joel M. Bianchi, Professional Engineer with a date of September 8, 2010, has been filed in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Glenville; and

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby adopts the following order:

ORDER

1.      A petition to extend Sewer District No. 7 from an existing sewer main in Oakland Avenue, along Oakland Avenue in a northeasterly direction about 90 feet then easterly a distance of approximately 148 feet to a manhole near the rear lot line of 205 Parkland Avenue has been filed with the Town Clerk on or about September 9, 2010.
2.      The real property to be included in the extension is described by section, block and lot number as identified on the Schenectady County Real Property Tax Service Agency Tax Map as: 30.13-1-37.1 and 30.13-1-29.
3.      The improvements proposed are the installation of approximately 240 feet of sewer mains, three concrete manholes and four stubbed laterals for individual service connections along the route described in “1” as indicated above.
4.      The amount proposed to be expended for the extension is approximately $18,678.00 to be borne entirely by the developer.
5.      While the improvements may benefit other users in the future, no portion of the cost will be attributable to Sewer District No.9.
6.      The estimated annual cost to the typical property is:
a.      District:       $0.00
b.      O & M:  $481.80.
7.      The map, plan and report describing this proposed extension are on file in the Town Clerk’s Office and may be inspected by members of the public.
8.      The proposed financing method to be employed in the construction of this sewer district extension is private financing by the developer.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville will hold a public hearing on the petition to establish this extension to Sewer District No. 7 on October 20, 2010 at 7:30 PM or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, at the Glenville Municipal Center at 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York to hear all persons interested in the establishment of this extension to the sewer district; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this order certified by the Town Clerk shall be published at least once in the official newspaper of the Town and that said publication be not less than ten nor more than twenty days before the October 20, 2010 public hearing date.

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

Motion Carried
RESOLUTION NO. 172-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS,         the Town Board of the Town of Glenville (herein called the “Town Board” and “Town,” respectively), in the County of Schenectady, New York, has received a written petition, dated August 24, 2010, pursuant to section 191 of the Town Law, for the extension of Water District No.11 (herein called “District”) whose petition was signed by the owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of all taxable real property situate in the proposed District and including the signatures of resident owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of such taxable real property situate in the proposed District owned by resident owners, all as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of said Town, and was accompanied by a map, plan and report prepared by The Chazen Companies, a competent engineering firm, employing competent engineers duly licensed by the State of New York,  for the  extension of Water District No.11 of the Town of Glenville and the construction of a Water system therein, consisting of water mains including land or rights in land, original equipment, machinery, fittings, connections, fill, services, appurtenances and related site work (herein called the “Water Improvement”) from existing water mains at Horstman Drive and N.Y.S. Route 50 (Ballston Road) to 7 Swaggertown Road with additional connections to the water mains in Birch Knoll Drive and Horstman Drive to provide redundant loops, which map, plan and report being dated June 11, 2010 and revised July 16, 2010 and now on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town for public inspection; and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the Order duly adopted on September 15, 2010, the Town Board has determined to proceed with the establishment of the proposed extension to the District and adopted an Order reciting a description of the boundaries of the extension of the District in a manner sufficient to identify the lands included therein as in a deed of conveyance, the improvements proposed, the maximum amount proposed to be expended for the construction of the Water Improvement in the District, the proposed method of financing to be employed, the fact that a map, plan and report describing the same are on file in the Town Clerk’s office for public inspection and specifying October 6, 2010, at 7:30 PM, as the time when, and the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, in the Town, as the place where, the Town Board would meet to consider the establishment of an extension of the District and to hear all person interested on the subject thereof concerning the same, and for such other action on the part of the Town Board in relation thereto, as may be required by Law ; and

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

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

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

                WHEREAS, a Public Hearing in the matter was duly held by the Town Board on said October 6, 2010, commencing at or about 7:30 PM, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, at which all interested persons desiring to be heard were heard, including those in favor of, and those opposed to, the proposed extension to the District.

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

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

Section 1. It is hereby determined that:

(a)     The Notice of Public Hearing was published and posted as required by Law, and is otherwise sufficient;
(b)     All the property and property owners benefited included within the proposed extension to the District hereinabove referred to in the recitals hereof are benefited thereby;
(c)     All the property and property owners benefited are included within the limits of the proposed extension to the District; and
(d)     It is in the public interest to establish the extension to the District.

Section 2. The establishment of the proposed extension to the District is hereby approved, as hereinafter described, and said District shall be designated and known as Extension No. 36 to Water District 11 in the Town and shall be bounded and described as provided in Exhibit “A”: "Description of a Portion of the Lands of Philip L. Horstman” attached hereto.

Section 3. The Water Improvement is hereby authorized to be constructed in the District and the amount proposed to be expended therefor, including the expenses incurred in connection with the establishment of the extension to the District, is to be fully borne by the developer; the plan of financing is to be fully and completely borne by the developer, at no cost to the Town or other users in the District.

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 173-2010

Moved by:       Councilwoman Wierzbowski
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS,         the Town Board of the Town of Glenville (herein called the “Town Board” and “Town,” respectively), in the County of Schenectady, New York, has received a written petition, dated August 24, 2010, pursuant to section 191 of the Town Law, for the extension of Sewer District No.9 (herein called “District”) whose petition was signed by the owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of all taxable real property situate in the proposed District and including the signatures of resident owners of at least one-half (1/2) of the assessed valuation of such taxable real property situate in the proposed District owned by resident owners, all as shown upon the latest completed assessment roll of said Town, and was accompanied by a map, plan and report prepared by The Chazen Companies, a competent engineering firm, employing competent engineers duly licensed by the State of New York,  for the  extension of Sewer District No.9 of the Town of Glenville and the construction of a sewer system therein, consisting of two pump stations and approximately 2,900 linear feet of sanitary force main including land or rights in land, original equipment, machinery, fittings, connections, fill, services, appurtenances and related site work (herein called the “Sewer Improvement”) from an existing manhole in Freemans Bridge Road across the lands of Two Guyz Realty, LLC, a/k/a 175 Freemans Bridge Road (Mohawk Honda), then across Ballston Avenue, then generally westerly along Horstman Drive, then to the intersection of Swaggertown Road and Horstman Drive down Swaggertown Road to the subject property, which map, plan and report being dated June 11, 2010 and revised July 16, 2010 and now on file in the office of the Town Clerk of the Town for public inspection; and

                WHEREAS, pursuant to the Order duly adopted on September 15, 2010, the Town Board has determined to proceed with the establishment of the proposed extension to the District and adopted an Order reciting a description of the boundaries of the extension of the District in a manner sufficient to identify the lands included therein as in a deed of conveyance, the improvements proposed, the maximum amount proposed to be expended for the construction of the Sewer Improvement in the District, the proposed method of financing to be employed, the fact that a map, plan and report describing the same are on file in the Town Clerk’s office for public inspection and specifying October 6, 2010, at 7:30 PM, as the time when, and the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, in the Town, as the place where, the Town Board would meet to consider the establishment of an extension of the District and to hear all person interested on the subject thereof concerning the same, and for such other action on the part of the Town Board in relation thereto, as may be required by Law; and

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

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

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

                WHEREAS, a Public Hearing in the matter was duly held by the Town Board on said October 6, 2010, commencing at or about 7:30 PM, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, New York, at which all interested persons desiring to be heard were heard, including those in favor of, and those opposed to, the proposed extension to the District.

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

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

Section 1. It is hereby determined that:

(e)     The Notice of Public Hearing was published and posted as required by Law, and is otherwise sufficient;
(f)     All the property and property owners benefited included within the proposed extension to the District hereinabove referred to in the recitals hereof are benefited thereby;
(g)     All the property and property owners benefited are included within the limits of the proposed extension to the District; and
(h)     It is in the public interest to establish the extension to the District.

Section 2. The establishment of the proposed extension to the District is hereby approved, as hereinafter described, and said District shall be designated and known as Extension No. 9 to Sewer District 9 in the Town and shall be bounded and described as provided in Exhibit “A”:”Description of a Portion of the Lands of Philip L. Horstman” attached hereto.

Section 3. The Sewer Improvement is hereby authorized to be constructed in the District and the amount proposed to be expended therefor, including the expenses incurred in connection with the establishment of the extension to the District, is estimated to be $1,600,000.00; the plan of financing is to be fully and completely borne by the developer, at no cost to the Town or other users in the District.

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

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

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

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

Motion Carried

Discussion…

                Councilwoman Wierzbowski – “I would like to say that I think it is great that the staff for the Town Court, I believe they were the ones who undertook the initiative to move forward with this and I would just like to publicly thank them because the improvements that are made here in town hall will benefit everybody that uses this room.”

RESOLUTION NO. 174-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS funding has been made available under a competitive grant process through the NYS Justice Departments Justice Court Assistance Program for funding of municipal court security projects,

                WHEREAS it is in the best interest of the Town of Glenville to apply for available funding to assist with the financing of such projects for the Town Court,

                WHEREAS the Town Board of the Town of Glenville approves the application for funding under the 2010-2011 Justice Court Assistance Program with a request amount not to exceed $30,000,

                NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that Christopher A. Koetzle, Supervisor of the Town of Glenville, is authorized to execute all necessary documentation for the 2010-2011 application for court funding under the NYS Department of Justice.

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

Motion Carried



RESOLUTION NO. 175-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Ramotar
Seconded by:    Councilwoman Wierzbowski

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville Open Space Committee has prepared a development plan for the two Town-owned properties on Onderdonk Road, consisting of 48 acres, formerly owned by Jeffrey Christiana; and

                WHEREAS, said development plan consists of the establishment of a pull-off “eyebrow” parking lot for five cars on Onderdonk Road and the development of 3,760 feet of hiking trails, including two short foot bridges over on-site streams; and

                WHEREAS, adoption of the development plan is considered 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 adoption of the park development plan for the Town-owned 48-acre site on Onderdonk Road, and that the Board issue a SEQRA “Negative Declaration;”

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby determines that adoption of the park development plan for the Town-owned 48-acre site on Onderdonk Road will not result in a significant adverse environmental impact; and  

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Glenville Town Board hereby issues a SEQRA “Negative Declaration” (attached) for the adoption of the development plan for the Town-owned 48-acre site (formerly Christiana property) off of Onderdonk Road, based on the following findings:

·       The development of hiking trails and a small pull-off parking lot for this 48-acre site constitutes a very low intensity use for a property that was once approved for two new homes.  The passive recreational use of this property is entirely consistent with the natural resource constraints (wetlands and poor soils) of the site.

·       The establishment of passive recreational use of this site is consistent with the recommendations of the Town-adopted Open Space Plan, which identifies this property as one well-suited for open space preservation.  

·       This proposal will not result in an adverse change in air quality, ground or surface water quality, traffic or noise levels.  Rather, this proposal articulates the Town's desire to maintain these 48 acres as open space.  

·       The park development plan for this site will not result in the destruction of vegetation or fauna, nor will it impact any significant habitat areas.  The hiking trails proposed for the site largely exist already, and very little vegetation removal will be required to implement the plan.

·       This proposal will not impair the character of any known historical, archeological, architectural or aesthetic resources on this site.  Rather, preserving this property as open space and passive recreation will result in very little disturbance to the site, which is entirely consistent with the character of the neighborhood.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 176-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Ramotar

                WHEREAS, a vacancy exists on the Town’s Board of Assessment Review due to the expiration of a term of appointment; and

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville solicited applications to this vacant position through its website and meeting announcements; and

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville has received three applications of interest for this position,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that James Bishop, 287 Swaggertown Road, Glenville, N.Y. is hereby re-appointed to the Town of Glenville’s Board of Assessment Review for a term of five years according to Chapter 193 of the Real Property Tax Law of 1986, commencing October 6, 2010 and expiring September 30, 2015; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Board of Assessment Review member be compensated as follows:  $100.00 per person per day for Grievance Day and $25.00 per person per hour for sessions following Grievance Day, with the Chairman of the Board receiving an additional $50.00 for his/her services.

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Virginia Graney, 209 Parkland Avenue, Glenville, N.Y. is hereby appointed to the Town of Glenville’s Board of Assessment as a temporary member for a term from October 1, 2010, through September 30, 2011 with no compensation.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 177-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, it is the intent of this resolution to keep Halloween a safe day for the children trick or treating in Glenville,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the time Halloween is to be celebrated within the Town of Glenville is from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, October 31, 2010; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Chief of Police be and he hereby is authorized to print notices of "Safe Sunday Halloween" and have them distributed to the Neighborhood Watch Groups, schools, churches, newspapers and at any other locations deemed appropriate.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 178-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Quinn
Seconded by:    Councilman Boulant

                BE IT RESOLVED, that the minutes of the regular meeting held on September 15, 2010 are hereby approved and accepted as entered.

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

Motion Carried

                Councilman Quinn made a motion, seconded by Councilman Boulant to amend the following resolution to include the location of the public hearing to read, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 179-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS, the Town of Glenville accepted a 33-acre parcel of property at the corner of Van Buren and Swaggertown Roads in 2007 for the purpose of establishing a town park, and

                WHEREAS, a draft master plan for the property is currently undergoing SEQR review by the town’s regulatory review boards, and

                WHEREAS, a public hearing is required for the town to consider adoption of park master plans,

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby schedules a public hearing for Wednesday, October 20th at 7:30 PM, or as soon thereafter as the matter can be reached, at the Glenville Municipal Center, 18 Glenridge Road, Glenville, NY, to hear all persons interested in the adoption of the Andersen Park property master plan.

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

Motion Carried

RESOLUTION NO. 180-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

                WHEREAS,        the position of Information Processing Specialist II currently exists in the Building Department of the Town of Glenville and the position of Clerk (part-time) currently exists in the Office of the Assessor of the Town of Glenville; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Comptroller and the Town Supervisor have advised the Town Board that certain revenues will not meet the estimates made in the 2010 Final Town Budget and that the Town will not have sufficient fund balance to appropriate the same amount in the 2011 Town Budget as was done in the 2010 Town Budget even though the need for same will be greater in 2011 due to the scheduled increases in health insurance premiums and retirement system contributions for town employees; and

                WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that a re-structuring of positions in Town Hall is necessary to provide the most efficient use of staff at the lowest cost to taxpayers in the Town, to reduce the structural deficit, to avoid the use of certain amounts of fund balance in the current fiscal year and to reduce the amount of increase in the Town budget proposed for 2011;

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of Glenville hereby eliminates the position of Information Processing Specialist II in the Building Department and eliminates the position of Clerk (part-time) in the Assessor’s Office, effective at the close of business, Friday, October 8, 2010; and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Comptroller is directed to compute each affected employee’s accrued compensable leave time and to pay the dollar value thereof to such employees in accordance with the Town Personnel Manual and/or the applicable collective bargaining agreement; and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Comptroller shall prepare the appropriate adjustments to the 2010 Final Town Budget necessary to effectuate this resolution and shall present them to the Town Board at a future meeting.

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

Motion Carried

                Supervisor Koetzle adjourned this portion of the meeting 8:29 pm and entered into Executive Session.

RESOLUTION NO. 181-2010

Moved by:       Councilman Boulant
Seconded by:    Councilman Quinn

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

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

Motion Carried

                Time being 9:22 p.m.; Supervisor Koetzle reconvened the meeting and announced that no action was taken during the Executive Session.

                Supervisor Koetzle asked for a motion to adjourn; motion to adjourn was moved by Councilwoman Wierzbowski; Seconded by Councilman Quinn, everyone being in favor the meeting was adjourned at 9:23 PM.


                                                                ATTEST:





______________________________
Linda C. Neals
Town Clerk