November 7, 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 7th of November 2017 at 7:00 P.M., the following Board Members were present:
Wester Miga Supervisor
Paul Hai Councilman
Joe Novak Councilman
David Olbert Councilman
Donald Bott Councilman
Others present: Monica Young, Joan Burke, Mark Yandon, Ruth Olbert, Robin Deloria, Laurinda Minke, Anita Brundage, Kelly Audino, Lana Fennessy, Nancy Tracy, Bruce Smith, Carol Smith and Mary Pound.
Supervisor Miga called the meeting to order at 7:00 P.M. Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the minutes of the October 24, 2017 meeting. Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #21 in the amount of $19287.09. Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #21 in the amount of $8999.01. Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Capital Projects #3 Buildings Abstract #4 in the amount of $9631.63. Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried.
December meeting dates were tentatively set for December 12, and 20th. The Organizational meeting is tentatively set for January 1, 2016 at 10:00 am.
A Resolution stating that the Town of Newcomb will not consider establishing an airport at the site of the former Stubing airfield as long as property owners on the north side of the airfield continue to use the designated access road across the field to reach their properties, was brought before the Town Board. Councilman Olbert stated that he opposes the Resolution due to the economic benefits that the airfield could be to the Town. Councilman Hai does not feel that this Resolution would be binding for the Planning Board. The Resolution did not pass. Roll Call Vote was as follows:
Councilman Bott – Aye Councilman Novak - No
Councilman Hai – No Councilman Olbert - No
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to declare surplus the 1800 board feet of spruce and pine. Sealed bids will be accepted at the December 12, 2017 meeting. Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried.
The per diem rate for the New York State Turfgrass Association conference in Rochester, N.Y. is $44.00. The three day rate will be $132.00.
Anyone interested in attending the AATV meeting in Lake Placid on December 3-4 must register by November 22. Please get your reservation information to Mary Pound by November 17, 2017.
There was discussion on the potential job posting for the Office of Recreation and Tourism. The job description will be re-done and discussed at the next meeting.
There were only five people interested in using the clubhouse during the winter for coffee. The Board feels that this is not enough interest to open the building.
Joan Burke asked that the Board come up with a plan for the Huntington Cemetery for 2018.
The new Veterans Banner and bumper stickers are in. A notice will be put in the newsletter to let the community know that they can stop in and pick one up.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried at 8:30 pm.