CLERMONT TOWN BOARD MEETING
January 2, 2006
The Clermont Town Board held its organizational meeting and regular meeting on Monday, January 2, 2006. Those present were Supervisor William E. Banks, Councilman Staats, Councilwoman Lent, Councilman Harned and Councilman Nolan. Others present were Charles Larsen, Laurence Saulpaugh, Christina Saulpaugh, Robert Desmond, Kimberlea Shaw-Rea, Judith Neary, Ray Tousey, Dianne O'Neal and Richard Roth of the Independent.
Supervisor Banks called the meeting to order with a salute to the flag.
A copy of the Organizational Meeting is attached.
A review of the books of the Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Bookkeeper and Town Judges will be held on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 6:30 P.M. The Clerk will notify all.
Additional appointments were made as follows:
· Board of Assessment Review for a five year term - Robert Desmond
A motion was made by Councilman Staats, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to reappoint Robert Desmond to the Board of Assessment Review for a five-year term to expire 12/31/2010. All in favor. So Carried.
· Planning Board for a seven-year term - Amandus Fuchs, Sr.
A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilman Nolan to reappoint Amandus Fuchs, Sr. to the Planning Board for a seven-year term to expire 12/31/2012. All in favor. So Carried.
· Planning Board to fill the unexpired term of Chris Nolan, term to expire 12/31/2010 -
Diane O'Neal. A motion was made by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Staats to appoint Diane O'Neal to the Planning Board to fill an unexpired term, which expires on 12/31/2010. All in favor. So carried.
· Zoning Board of Appeals for a five-year term - Peter Cichetti
A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Staats to reappoint Peter Cichetti to the Planning Board for a five-year term to expire 12/31/2010. All in favor. So carried.
Notification will be made to all of the above.
Our Sole Assessor, Peter Ostrander whose term expires 9/30/2007 will stay on as assessor through this year or until a replacement is found. The Board will be looking for a replacement. A motion was made by Councilman Nolan, seconded by Councilman Harned to reappoint Don DeLaurentis to the position of Assessor Clerk for a one-year term. All in favor. So carried.
Supervisor Banks introduced new Councilman Chris Nolan and congratulated Councilwoman Lent on her reelection.
A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to accept the minutes as written for December 5 and December 27 meetings. All in favor. So carried.
1. Town Clerks Report - Check in the amount of $3,673.03. A motion to accept the Town Clerk's report made by Councilman Staats, seconded by Councilman Harned. All in favor. So carried.
2. NYS Association of Towns on February Conference in New York City.
3. Received from Albert Trezza, Town Attorney, a correction deed for the transfer of the Hettling property to the Town filed on 12/8/05 modified to include the Donation agreement.
Kimberlea Shaw Rea was present to inform the Board and public on the State Assistance Contract for the Brownfields Grant for the investigation and remediation of the twenty-acre parcel of land donated to the Town. We will put out request for proposals for remediation contractors and advertise in Town newspaper, hold mandatory pre-bid meeting, conduct site walk through of the property. Councilman Nolan requested that the ad also be placed in the Times Union in Albany. By law the notice must be placed in the Town's newspaper of record but it is perfectly acceptable to place the notice in other papers as well. Ms. Rea feels certain that even just placing the ad in our local paper, that we will receive enough applicants as companies search the papers.
On the LaMunyan site, Ms. Rea has written to the regional director of DEC asking for them to delineate the unaffected area of the site on Route 9G as was discussed at last months meeting with the Board and Mr. Cole.
A contract was received from Beehan Associates of Saratoga Springs for the planning of the Hamlet area. A motion was made last month, that the Supervisor can sign the contract. Once the steering committee has made its review, Rebecca Sethi, chairwoman of the committee can submit it to Supervisor Banks for signature.
The following resolutions were presented:
Resolution #1-2006 agreeing to enter into a lease with the Canaan Fellowship for use of the Community House for January l, 2006 - December 31, 2006 according to the terms set forth in the lease. Motion made to accept by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent. All in favor. So carried.
Resolution #2-2006 authorizing the Supervisor to made budgetary transfers as follows:
From: Town Clerk A-1410.2 $3,000.00
To: Assessors A-1355.4 $ 275.00
Justices A-1110.4 $1,000.00
Motion made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent. All in favor. So carried.
There was discussion on the new cabinets purchased for the Community House. Councilwoman Lent would like to see about locking the door to the room on the south side where these new cabinets will be holding historical material. A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to lock the first floor room. All in favor. So carried.
Councilwoman Lent and Rebecca Sethi will be working on the Keep the Farming Grant.
A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to approve General Abstract #1, page l, vouchers #1-10 in the amount of $19,459.93 for payment.
All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to approve Highway Abstract #1, page l, voucher #1 in the amount of $1,070.24 for payment. All in favor. So carried.
The next meeting will be Monday, February 6, 2006. A motion was made to adjourn by Councilman Staats, seconded by Councilwoman Lent at 8:45 P.M. So carried.
Mary Helen Shannon