December 11, 2018
At the regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Newcomb, Essex County, N.Y., held at the Town Hall, Newcomb, N.Y., on the 11th of December 2018 at 7:00 P.M., the following Board Members were present:
Robin Deloria Supervisor
David Olbert Councilman
Lana Fennessy Councilwoman
Joe Novak Councilman
Donald Bott Councilman
Others present: Wes Miga, Mark Yandon, Joan Burke, Mary Monahan, Ruth Olbert, Laurinda Minke, Charlie Minke, Paul LaCourse, Joan Burke, Kevin Bolan and Mary Pound.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the November 27, 2018 meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #23 in the amount of $20691, 91. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #23
in the amount of $9840.22. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve the Capital Projects #10 Water Abstract #12 in the amount of $19500.00. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
The quarterly water and sewer billing is as follows:
Water - $9775.00 Water Penalty - $0.00
Sewer - $6746.50 Sewer Penalty - $0.00 Total - $16521.50
Organizational meeting is tentatively set for January 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. January meeting dates were tentatively set for January 15th and 29th.
Supervisors Clark Seaman from Long Lake and Brian Wells from Indian Lake will meet with Supervisor Robin Deloria and Councilman Bott and representatives from NYSEG to discuss the recent power outages. This meeting will be December 13, 2018 at 12:30 p.m.
There is a meeting with engineering firm AES on December 12, at 10:30 a.m. to discuss the Salt Shed project.
The Essex County Sheriff Office has asked town Supervisors to provide the Town Boards with a copy of an Executive Summary Report from Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Colorado. This report covers driving impairments and fatalities linked with the marijuana legalization issue.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the attendance of Charles Canon to the New York State Turfgrass Association two day conference in Verona, N.Y., in January. Expenses will include mileage, meals and two nights lodging. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to authorize Supervisor Deloria to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the SUNY ESF Newcomb Campus and proved them with access keys to our gasoline and fuel station pumps. Highway Superintendent Mark Yandon will work out the details of the agreement and set up a billing procedure.
The Events Committee is currently exploring the establishment of a “Discover Newcomb App.” A handout was provided to the Board.
The Town received a letter from Dylan Walrath, the DEC Contracts Coordinator, regarding the Main Street Improvement Program and a Phase II extension. The Town Board passed a Resolution awarding an extension of the grant funding to an existing recipient of Phase II. Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve this Resolution. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and approved by roll call vote:
Supervisor Deloria – Aye, Councilman Bott – Aye, Councilwoman Fennessy – Aye, Councilman Novak – Aye, and Councilman Olbert – Aye.
Joan Burke reported on the Historical Building projects. The basement has had new lighting, paint and shelving.
Paul Mitchell has completed work for the season on crushing the excess material.
Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy for a Resolution in support of Newcomb Central School to encourage Minerva to postpone the vote on the merger of Minerva and Johnsburg sports program. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn the regular meeting and move to Executive Session. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried at 8:20 pm.