Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Thursday, August 11, 2016, Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 7:00 P.M.

Roll as follows for the Public Hearing and Regular Monthly Meeting:

  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman
  • Philip Durkin - Councilman
  • David Perry - Councilman
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
  • Andrew McGill - Superintendent of Highways
    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Regular monthly meeting called to order by Supervisor Webb. Motion by Phil Durkin, seconded by Rick Lyon to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. Motion by Tom Kimpton, seconded by Dave Perry to accept the minutes. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Franklin County Traffic Safety Committee members Dean Fountain and Dave Werner gave a presentation to the Town. The presentation covered traffic signs and safety and programs offered by the County Traffic Safety Committee.

County Legislator and Mayor of Tupper Lake Paul Maroun updated the Board and public on the changes happening in the County. Paul also stated he is working with Supervisor Webb to improve the fire coverage in the Town of Santa Clara. More information will be available when plans have been finalized and approved.

New Sign for Building

Rick Lyon has been working with Laura's Custom Artworks, located in Lake Placid, on signs for the new building. Rick had samples of signs for review by the Board. Rick also had samples of the materials used for the signs. The Board reviewed the options and one sign design was selected. Rick will finalize the signs and get a quote for the work. Tom Kimpton had quotes from an electrician for the lighting of the signs, flag pole and sand pile. Tom will get a second quote from another electrician.

Land Use Code

Friends of Eagle Island have requested an amendment to the Town of Santa Clara Land Use Code. Under section 12.10 of the Land Use Code the Board must refer the request to the Town Planning Board for review. On a motion by Phil Durkin, seconded by Rick Lyon the Board referred the request for an amendment to the Land Use Code to the Town Planning Board for their review. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. The Planning Board will return to the Town Board with their report and recommendation. If the Planning Board approves this request for an amendment, the Town will then have a Public Hearing on the amendment. After the Public Hearing the Town Board will then vote to approve or reject the request.

Landfill Monitoring

The Town has received notice from Marlene Martin, of F. X. Browne, Inc., that she is no longer employed by them. The company has no one else in the area to monitor the landfill. A proposal was received from Princeton Hydro, LLC to have their representative, Michael Martin, monitor the landfill. The price of the service is the same as the Town was paying F. X. Browne for their service. On a motion by Tom Kimpton, seconded by Dave Perry the Town accepted the contract at the price quoted from Princeton Hydro, LLC. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Open House

The Town will have another open house on Saturday, August 20, 2016 from 1 P.M. to 3 P.M. An ad will be placed in then Adirondack Daily Enterprise and a notice will be put on the Town website.

Open Discussion

Guy Middleton inquired if the Town had a projector. The presentation next month on septic systems will require one. Supervisor Webb advised that the Town does have one.

Michelle Brown Garcia thanked the Town for allowing the second Boater Safety Course to be held in the community room.

Jeannine Light expressed concern to the Town Board about the Rail Explorers USA moving from their current location on Route 30 in Lake Clear to the end of Station Road. She feels this would be a negative impact on this residential neighborhood. Supervisor Webb advised that they will not be allowed to set up their business at the end of Station Road, This is zoned as a residential area and the Town Land Use Code will not allow it.

Good of the Town

Tom Kimpton reported that the flag pole light has been damaged and there is water in the light. Supervisor Webb will contact the electrician about the issue.

Dave Perry inquired if the water was sent out to be tested as he requested last month. Supervisor Webb advised that it has been sent to a lab for testing. The first report came back stating that it was safe to drink, that there is no bacteria in the water, The Town is waiting on the second report on mineral content in the water.

Rick Lyon stated he has been searching for acoustical panels for the community room. Rick asked if the Town could get some input from a professional on what type and how many the Town would need. Supervisor Webb stated he would talk to Andy Abdallah and see what input he could give the Town.

Highway Superintendent McGill was not able to make the meeting but left a report for Supervisor Webb. The paving of the River Road in the Hamlet is complete. The landfill has been mowed twice so far. The money has been received for the Ford Pickup and it has been removed from the Town insurance and the plates turned in. The Floodwood Boy Scouts are interested in purchasing an extra York rake the Town Highway Department has. On a motion by Tom Kimpton, seconded by Phil Durkin the Town Board agreed to sell the York rate to the Floodwood Boy Scouts for $1,500.00. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

General Fund vouchers No. 205 to 226 in the amount of $7,662.92 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 75 to 80 in the amount of $28,843.22 were audited by the Board. Motion by Tom Kimpton seconded by Rick Lyon to approve vouchers and pay audited vouchers. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn at 8:46 P.M. made by Dave Perry, seconded by Rick Lyon. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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