Minutes

September 12, 2017

                                        

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 12thof September 2017 at 7:00 P.M., the following Board Members were present:

 

                                      Wester Miga                  Supervisor

                                       David Olbert                 Councilman

                                       Donald Bott                   Councilman

                                       Joe Novak                      Councilman

                                                                          

Others present:  Robin Deloria, Joan Burke, Lana Fennessy, Mark Yandon, Tyler Lamphear, Nick Poulin, Steve Stubing and Mary Pound.  Excused: Paul Hai.

 

Supervisor Miga called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.  Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the August 22, 2017 meeting.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #17 in the amount of $50751.57.  Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried. 

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #17

in the amount of $3678.72.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Capital Projects #5 Abstract #10 in the amount of $10244.07.  Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried. Abstained: Councilman Bott.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Capital Projects #10 Water Abstract #12 in the amount of $86432.91.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

October meetings were tentatively set for October 10th and 24th.

 

Tyler Lamphear and Nick Poulin  received no comments or questions on the snowmobile trail choices for the golf course.  They have decided to use the trail that uses the cart path on the second hole.  

 

The next water meeting will be September 19th at 9 am at the Town Hall.  The projected start up date for the new well control building is set for September 20, 2017.  

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert for a Resolution to approve the work plans and bids for the Inn at Santanoni and the Lake Harris Trailhead Resort.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

Councilman Novak had two quotes for the new golf carts.  Yamaha will give the town $600. for the old carts and will charge $4150. for each new cart.  The new carts will have a five year warranty.  Mid State (Club Car) will charge $4170. for each new cart.  The Board recommendation is to go with Yamaha.  They will deliver in May and the warranty will start in May.

 

Grassland Equipment provided the Town with a quote for a new golf course mower at a cost of $29230.50.

 

The Bissell property assessment came back at $89700.00.  The suggested sale price is $95000.00.

 

Robert Hampson was the only applicant for the Board of Assessment Review.  

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Goodnow Flow BTI contract from Bioconservation at a cost of $24000.00.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

New York Municipal Insurance Company did an underwriting survey of the town and they recommended that we either fix the fitness trail or close it. The Board agreed to take down the signs and close it up.

 

The APA and the DEC are holding a public comment period to solicit comments regarding the proposed management guidance for the single track bike trails.  Comments will be accepted until September 29, 2017.

 

The Recreational Aviation Foundation is interested in purchasing the Newcomb Anderson Airfield from Steve Stubing.  This has APA jurisdiction.

 

 

The water and sewer billing for the third quarter is as follows:

Water - $11897.50   Water Penalty - $122.40

Sewer - $9887.50     Sewer Penalty - $126.00           Total - $22033.40

 

The Town Board was asked to take home the copy of the proposed tentative budget and come back to the next meeting with questions.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried at 8:00 pm.

 

 

                                                             Respectfully submitted______________________