Minutes

May 22, 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 22nd of May 2018 at 7:00 P. M., the following Board Members were present:

 

                                       Robin Deloria                  Supervisor

                                       Lana Fennessy               Councilman

                                       Donald Bott                   Councilman

                                       Joe Novak                     Councilman

                                       David Olbert                 Councilman

                                      

Others present: Wes Miga, Ruth Olbert, Sally Rockwood, Rose Bush, Linda Stringer, Sue Mills, Joan Burke, Mary Monahan, Lowell Stringer and Laurinda Minke.

 

Supervisor Deloria called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm.

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the May 8, 2018 meeting.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.  

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the General Fund Abstract #10 in the amount of $25,784.48.  Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #10

in the amount of $42,965.02.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the Water Fund Abstract #5 in the amount of $553.31.  Seconded by Councilman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Sewer Fund Abstract #5 in the amount of $1,742.95.   Seconded by Councilman Fennessy and carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Capitol Projects #5  Abstract # 10 in the amount of $9,970.12.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

 

June meetings were tentatively set for June 5th and 19th.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to rescind May 8th motion to award pavilion bid to American Landscape Structures.  Town procurement policy requires competitive bidding and Essex County is preparing required documentation to complete the bidding requirement. Councilman Fennessy seconded and motion carried.

 

Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve Jennifer Fifield to attend NYS Assessors Association. Councilman Novak seconded and motion carried.

  

.Discussion regarding installing a flag at the St. Therese Cemetery was brought up by Councilman Bott, he stated that the flag must be lit at all times.  Supervisor Deloria stated that we should have flags at all three cemeteries, he will research prices and report back at next meeting.

 

Supervisor Deloria reported that the Saratoga/North Creek Railroad owes the Town of Newcomb  $38,538.16 and Minerva $41,760.95 in back taxes. 

 

Discussion regarding salt shed engineering firm approval & resolution was moved to next meeting.

 

Councilman Olbert reported on the Youth Commission suggestion that Long Lake should have a formal agreement with Newcomb regarding their students attending the Youth Program.

 

Superintendent Yandon informed the Board that he has been able to locate a work truck for the Maintenance Department at an approximate price of $50,000.00  He also informed the Board that he will be paving all of Winebrook and the Medical Center this summer. 

 

Rose Bush and Lowell Stringer asked about the necessity of moving the salt shed from the current location.  It was stated that because of the close proximity of the water lines running from the wells to the water tower it would be advisable. Lowell also asked if the current site was cleaned from any possible contamination by Finch & Pruyn.  Superintendent Yandon said that this had been done.  

 

At 7:32 the Board went into Executive Session and invited Deputy Miga to join.  Session ended at 7:51 and Councilman Bott made a motion to close the meeting.  Councilman Novak seconded and meeting closed 7:52.

 

 

   Respectfully Submitted:_Marchele Chase