Minutes

April 28, 2020

                                        

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 28th of April 2020 at 7:00 P.M., the following Board Members were present:

 

                                       Robin Deloria              Supervisor

                                       Donald Bott                 Councilman

                                       Lana Fennessy             Councilwoman

                                       David Olbert                Councilman

                                       Paul LaCourse             Councilman

                                       

  

Others present: Cliff Demars and Mary Pound. Wes Miga, Lynette Chase and Mary Lamphear present by phone.

 

Supervisor Deloria called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the March 24, 2020 meeting.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the General Fund Abstract #7 in the amount of $67448.55.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #7 in the amount of $63114.49.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve the Water Fund Abstract #4 in the amount of $4131.45.  Seconded by Councilman LaCourse and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Sewer Fund Abstract #4 in the amount of $3531.78.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Capital Projects #3 Buildings Abstract #2 in the amount of $43178.44.  Seconded by Councilman LaCourse and carried.

 

May meeting dates were tentatively set for May 12th and 26th.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to authorize Supervisor Deloria to sign the contract with North Country Life Flight at a cost of $1000.00.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Supervisor Deloria updated the Board on the Emergency Orders that we receive from Essex County regarding the Coronavirus.  These are updated every five days by the County Attorney’s office.  The next order is extended through May 4.

 

The proposed construction schedule for the Salt Shed is included in the Board pack.  The building materials were delivered on April 23 and construction should begin sometime next week.  Town Attorney, Mark Schachner will prepare the Notice to Proceed.

 

The Welcome Center Grant is currently on hold and there is a new workplan due to the Covid -19 pandemic.  There is a five year contract for completion of the project.

 

NYSEG has started the installation of the LED streetlights.  The overall cost savings is anticipated to be near 50%.

 

The NYS Dept. of Health has not yet authorized summer camps to open.  The Town will fill out the necessary paperwork and submit if they decide to open.  Lynette Chase has come up with some alternate activities that we would be able to provide to our local Youth Program attendees in the event that the program does not open.

 

Supervisor Deloria has received a property condition assessment of the bank property in Winebrook.  The current assessed value is $99,000.  The Town would like to offer $93950.00, based on the market value.  Supervisor will bring this back to the Board for final approval.

 

Peckham Road Corporation has the NYS contract for blacktopping and paving.  Therefore, the town will not have to go to bid for the paving here at the Town Hall.  Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to authorize Supervisor Deloria to sign the contract with Peckham for paving and reclaiming.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn.  Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried at 7:55 p.m.

 

                                                    Respectfully Submitted________________________