TOWN OF SANTA CLARA BOARD MEETINGS

Minutes of a Special Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Friday, January 29, 2016, Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 5:30 P.M.

Roll as follows for the Organizational Meeting and Regular Monthly Meeting:

    Present:
  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman
  • Philip Durkin - Councilman
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
    Absent:
  • David Perry - Councilman
    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Special Meeting called to order at 5:30 P.M. by Supervisor Webb.

The Board discussed the need to set a date and time for a Public Hearing on Land Use Code Changes and Variance Criteria. The Chairperson of the Town Variance Board is aware of these changes and has been advised that Mike Hill, Legal Counsel for the Town, will work with them as need.

Resolution No. 07

On a motion by Phil Durkin seconded by Tom Kimpton the following resolution

RESOLUTION SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE TOWN OF SANTA CLARA LAND USE LAW TO UPDATE BOARD OF APPEALS PROCEDURES AND CRITERIA FOR GRANTING VARIANCES

WHEREAS, the Santa Clara Town Board (the "Town Board") is considering adoption of a Local Law amending the Town’s Land Use Law to update Board of Appeals procedures and the criteria for granting area variances and use variances, all in order bring the Land Use Law into conformity with current requirements of New York State Law; and

WHEREAS, the Town Planning Board reviewed the proposed Local Law at its meeting on January 26th and has recommended its approval and adoption, and

WHEREAS, Municipal Home Rule Law Section 20 requires the Town Board to hold a public hearing prior to the adoption of any Local Law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF SANTA CLARA, FRANKLIN COUNTY, NEW YORK, AS FOLLOWS:

    Section 1: SEQRA - The Town Board hereby finds that adoption of the proposed Local Law is an Unlisted Action under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and authorizes preparation of Part 1 of a SEQRA Short Environmental Assessment Form ("EAF").

    Section 2: Public Hearing; Notice - The Town Board shall meet on Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 6:30 PM to hold a Public Hearing to hear and receive comments from all people who are interested in proposed Local Law No. 01 of 2016 which would amend the Town’s Land Use Law to update and expand the provisions setting forth the procedures of the Board of Appeals and update the criteria for granting area variances and use variances, all for the purpose of bringing the variance criteria and Board of Appeals procedures into conformity with the current requirements of New York State law. The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish a Notice of Public Hearing in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise not less than ten (10) days before the date of the Public Hearing. The Town Clerk is also authorized and directed to make a copy of the proposed Local Law available at no charge to anyone who requests it.

    Section 4: Service of Written Notice - The Town Clerk is hereby further authorized and directed to cause written notice of the Public Hearing to be given as provided in Article XII of the Town Land Use Law.

    Section 5: Effective Date - This Resolution shall take effect immediately.

The question of the adoption of this Resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call which resulted as follows:ALL AYE

On a motion by Tom Kimpton, seconded by Phil Durkin the Board moved to go into Executive Session to discuss a Litigation matter. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

On a motion by Phil Durkin, seconded by Rick Lyon the Board move to come out of executive session and resume the special meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Generator Contract - A contract for a Maintenance Plan on the new generator for the Community Center/Town Hall was received from Cummins Northeast, LLC out of Syracuse N.Y.

The annual rate of the contract is $1,802.41. On a motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by Tom Kimpton the Board voted to sign the contract for the generator maintenance plan. All members voting Aye. Motion carried

Rain Gutters- the Board received a quote from Dean Montroy Construction to install 58 feet of seamless white rain gutters, hangers, brackets and downspouts on the new building for a price of $510.00. On a motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by Tom Kimpton the Board voted to accept the quote from Dean Montroy Construction to install the rain gutters. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Motion to adjourn at 6:00 P.M. made by Rick Lyon, seconded by Phil Durkin. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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