CLERMONT TOWN BOARD MEETING
September 6, 2005
The Clermont Town Board held its regular Town Board meeting on Tuesday, September 6, 2005. Those present were Supervisor William E. Banks, Councilwoman Lent, Councilman Staats, Councilman Harned and Councilman Tousey. Others present were George Davis, Mandy Fuchs, Jr., Amandus Fuchs, Rebecca Sethi, Robert Desmond, Vera Brembs, Margaret Innerhoffer, Mel and Phyllis Heiko, Bram Moreinis, Elizabeth Mahar, Judith Neary, Neil Hegeman, William Cole, John Szatko, Chris Nolan, Richard Jones, Charles Lent, Patrick Meehan, Kimberlea Shaw Rea and Richard Roth of the Independent newspaper.
Supervisor Banks opened the Town Board meeting. A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Harned to waive the reading of the minutes as copies were provided and accept to them. All in favor. So carried.
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Highway Superintendent Potts would be contacted. A letter will be written to Mr.
Szatko. All in favor. So carried.
Councilwoman Lent reported that a bid package, in draft form for the roof repair would be put together for an October or November bid opening. Three outlets were installed for power outside. A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Harned to put the roof project out for bid. All in favor. So carried.
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minor home occupation, which is run only by those in the residence and a major home
occupation which involves other employees working from the residence. Mr. Trezza
will discuss this with John Fieser, the building inspector, and report back to the board.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Harned to approve the Trust & Agency abstract #3, Voucher #6 in the amount of $595.00. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Harned to approve Highway Abstract #9, vouchers #87-95 in the amount of $1,805.82. All in favor. So carried.
A motion was made by Councilman Harned, seconded by Councilwoman Lent to approve General Abstract #9, vouchers #215-249 in the amount of $12,073.67.
Kimberlea Shaw Rea, Attorney for the Town in the investigation of the LaMunyan C&D landfill on Route 9G reported on the FOIL request to DEC. Ms. Rea has reviewed the town’s files and documents obtained from DEC. The landfill was established as a Part 360 operation, which allowed for the operation of an ‘exempt site’ for up to one year. The landfill accepted large quantities of C&D waste but was ‘cocktailed’ with other hazardous substances. The landfill operation was stopped by the Town through the courts in November 1988. Ms. Rea spoke of the nature of the contamination based on a preliminary site assessment on the site in 1991. PCB’s were found to be below the hazardous waste levels and the amounts of hazardous substances found did not require the site to be placed on the State Superfund list. The recommendations of the site investigation were to close the landfill in accordance with regulations, which includes capping and surface water drainage control. Monitoring of on-site wells, sampling wells quarterly, air sampling as necessary. Her letter also touched on other DEC memorandums and recommendations for periodic inspections. Sampling was done in 1997 but was incomplete due to dense brush around the monitoring wells. Ms. Rea suggested that DEC may wish to require closure of the site and the possibility that concrete slabs which have been proposed by Mr. Cole for the storage buildings that he wants to erect may be suitable. They may also issue a ‘no further action letter’ allowing certain development of the property. Mr. Cole has stated that he would abandon the property before he could invest a million dollars to close the site as was suggested in the 1991 letter from DEC. Ms. Rea would like to call and write to DEC Regional Administrators asking the State to take action on this site.
A motion was made to adjourn by Councilwoman Lent, seconded by Councilman Staats at 9:15 P.M.
Mary Helen Shannon, Town Clerk