August 14, 32018
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 8th of August 2017 at 7:00 P. M., the following Board Members were present:
Robin Deloria Supervisor
Lana Fennessy Councilwoman
Donald Bott Councilman
David Olbert Councilman
Joe Novak Councilman
Others present: Mark Yandon, Monica Young, Wes Miga, Ruth Olbert, Mary Monahan, Laurinda Minke, Mitch Moses, Paul Hai, Joan Burke, Judy DePasquale and Mary Pound.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the July 31, 2018 meeting. Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the General Fund Abstract #15 in the amount of $22884.20. Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #15
in the amount of $17290.93. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilwoman Fennessy to approve the Capital Projects #5 Abstract #15 in the amount of $13085.15. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Capital Projects #10 Water Abstract #7 in the amount of $37065.49. Seconded by Councilwoman Fennessy and carried.
September meeting dates were tentatively set for September 11th and 25th.
The Board received a report from Jennifer Betsworth on her work at Santatnoni this summer. Councilman Olbert was in Santanoni for the canoe tours. He was also in the Gate House which is in need of some updates. Wes Miga will talk with DEC and try to get a comprehensive list of work that needs to be done.
The General Fund will need to lend the water district $560,000.00 until long term financing can be secured. Motion was made by Councilman Bott for a Resolution to temporarily advance this amount to the water district to pay for repairs. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Homestead and Non-homestead certificate of base percentages, current percentages and current and adjusted base proportions pursuant to Article 19, RPTL, for the levy of taxes on the 2018 Assessment Roll. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
The Planning Board has approved the Frosty Farm’s LLC on the Bissell property. A water test will be done on the well. No purchase offer has been received.
The TR Committee went over the plans for the TR Weekend. They have many activities planned and they provided the Board with a proposed budget. The theme this year will be “125th Santanoni Anniversary.”
New York State DEC is filing for Adverse Abandonment on the North Creek Saratoga Rail Road. Warren County, Paul Mitchell and Steve Potter will be preparing documents to submit to the Surface Transportation Board. The Town of Newcomb and Essex County will be offering a support statement for the future use of the rail line.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to adjourn. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried at 8:20 pm.