Minutes

                                                                         

March 27, 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 27ndof March 2018 at 7:00 P.M., the following Board Members were present:

 

                                      Robin Deloria                  Supervisor

                                       David Olbert                 Councilman

                                       Lana Fennessy              Councilwoman

                                       Donald Bott                   Councilman

                                       Joe Novak                      Councilman

                                                                          

Others present:  Mark Yandon, Hway Supt., Monica Young, Ruth Olbert, Joan Burke, Wester Miga, Maggie Alitz, Kelly Audino, Mary Monahan, Roy Ginsberg, Kristen Ginsburg, Paul Hai, Kevin Bolan and Mary Pound.  

 

Supervisor Deloria called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the March 13, 2018 meeting.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #6 in the amount of $35748.17.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #6

in the amount of $86254.05.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve the Water Abstract #3 in the amount of $14085.50.  Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried.

   

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Sewer Abstract #3 in the amount of $659.60.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Capital Projects #3 Buildings Abstract #3 in the amount of $4121.32.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Capital Projects #4 Highway Eq. Abstract #1 in the amount of $18522.56.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Capital Projects #5 Abstract #6 in the amount of $8559.31.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

April meeting dates were tentatively set for April 10th and 24th.

 

There will be a public meeting on Tuesday April 3, at 6:00 pm with the DEC for public comment on the Boreas Pond Unit Management Plan.

 

Town Clerk, Mary Pound rescinded the appointment of Ricki Dick as Deputy Town Clerk.  She then appointed Marchele Chase as Deputy Town Clerk.

 

The new alcohol and drug policy was reviewed by Supervisor Deloria and Wes Miga and they recommended approval.  Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the new policy.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

There has been some revisions to the Fire Department 2018 Contract.  Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the new contract.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve Supervisor Deloria to sign the SLIC Network Easement Agreement.  This will allow SLIC to put equipment on the Fitness trail.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve Jennifer Betsworth as “Santanoni Interpretive Coordinator” from April 15 thru October 13.  She will help manage work plans for the summer interns and volunteers.  She will also be setting up social media accounts for Facebook and Instagram.  She will be paid $5000.00 for the 26 week period.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

The Board received a handout from the Events Committee with some revisions.  They will now include Summer Fest, and have added some activities for the Labor Day celebration.  

 

The Board is hoping to have a 30x60 pavilion constructed at the Overlook this summer located to the right of the spruce trees and even with the gazebo.  Supervisor Deloria is getting some estimates for cement and construction.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve attendance of Laurinda Minke to a Social Media Marketing Conference in Albany, May 29th-30th.  The registration fee is $299.00 plus lodging and food.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Anyone interested in attending the Adirondack Park Local Government Conference April 18th and 19th must have registrations in by April 4.

 

Supervisor Deloria will reopen the Senior Center for use by seniors at 8 am daily. Coffee and a computer will be provided for their use.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the purchase of four new pickup trucks.  One for the General Fund and three for Highway.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

The Volunteer Dinner is set for Friday May 4, 2018 at the Newcomb House

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried at 8:15 pm.

 

 

                                                             Respectfully submitted______________________