TOWN OF SANTA CLARA BOARD MEETINGS

Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on July 18, 2019 Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 6:30 P.M.

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

    Present:
  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
  • John Murray - Councilman
  • Scott LaMay – Superintendent of Highways

    Absent:
  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman
  • David Perry - Councilman

    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Public Hearing was called to order by Supervisor Webb at 6:30 P.M. on the proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2019 entitled “A Local Law providing that the appointed highway superintendent of the Town of Santa Clara need not be a resident or elector of the Town of Santa Clara.”"

The purpose of the proposed local law is to allow a person who is a resident of Franklin County, Essex County or St. Lawrence County, NY to serve as the appointed highway superintendent of the Town of Santa Clara.

All those wishing to make oral or written comments having been heard, the Public Hearing was adjourned at 6:45 P.M. on the motion of Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Monthly meeting called to order at 7 P.M. by Supervisor Webb.

Motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. Motion by John Murray, seconded by Rick Lyon to accept the minutes. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Local Law No. 1 of 2019 - On a motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray the board adopted Local Law No 1 of 2019 entitled “A Local Law providing that the appointed highway superintendent of the Town of Santa Clara need not be a resident or elector of the Town of Santa Clara.” The purpose of the proposed local law is to allow a person who is a resident of Franklin County, Essex County or St. Lawrence County, NY to serve as the appointed highway superintendent of the Town of Santa Clara. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Planning Board - Scottie Adams, Chair of the Planning Board, advised the Town Board that the Planning Board approves all of the proposed changes to the Land Use Code and recommended the Board pass these changes. The following resolution was put forth to set a date for the public hearing

Resolution No.: 10 Moved By: Rick Lyon Seconded By: John Murray Date: July 18, 2019

RESOLUTION MODIFYING RESOLUTION # 9 OF 2019 SCHEDULING PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED LOCAL LAW AMENDING THE TOWN OF SANTA CLARA LAND USE CODE AND OFFICIAL TOWN OF Santa Clara LAND USE MAP WITH RESPECT TO DOCKS, BOATHOUSES AND OTHER WATERFRONT STRUCTURES, AND BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENTS, SUBDIVISION FILING REQUIREMENTS, NON-CONFORMING LOTS AND RE-ZONING THE PARCEL IDENTIFIED AS TAX MAP PARCEL 453.3-1-1.300, ETC.

WHEREAS, the Santa Clara Town Board (the "Town Board") adopted Resolution # 9 of 2019 on June 19, 2019, to authorize and direct that certain actions be taken with respect to the proposed adoption of a Local Law amending the Town’s Land Use Law and the official Town of Santa Clara Land Use Map with regard to docks, boathouses and other waterfront structures, and boundary line adjustments, subdivision filing requirements, non-conforming lots and re-zoning the parcel identified as tax map parcel 453.3-1-1.300, and other matters, and
WHEREAS, among other actions, Resolution # 9 of 2019 scheduled a Public Hearing on the proposed Local Law for July 18, 2019, and authorized and directed timely referral and notice of the Public Hearing in accordance with the Town Code and State law, and
WHEREAS, after adoption of Resolution # 9 of 2019 it was determined that additional time would be necessary to accomplish the needed referrals prior to the Public Hearing date set by Resolution #9 of 2019,

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

Section 1: Public Hearing; Notice - The date for the Public Hearing set by Resolution # 9 of 2019 is hereby revised as follows: the Town Board shall meet on Thursday, August 8, 2019 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. 2 of 2019 which would amend the Town's Land Use Code and official Town of Santa Clara Land Use Map with respect to docks, boathouses and other waterfront structures, and boundary line adjustments, subdivision filing requirements, non-conforming lots and re-zoning the parcel identified as tax map parcel 453.3-1-1.300, and other matters. 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 2: Other Provisions of Resolution # 9 of 2019 Unchanged and Confirmed: Except for the change in the date of the Public Hearing on proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019 as set forth in Section 1 of this Resolution, the provisions of previous Resolution # 9 of 2019 are left unchanged and are hereby confirmed and re-adopted.

Section 3: 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:

ROLL CALL:
Ayes 3: Lyon, Murray, Webb
Nays 0
Absent 2: Kimpton, Perry

The Resolution was declared duly adopted by the Town Board this 18 day of July, 2019.

Cold Storage Building - The bids for the cold storage building were opened and reviewed by Architectural & Engineering Design Associates PC. There were three bids that met all the needs for the project

Murnane Building Contractors Inc. $505,000.00
JFP Enterprises Inc. $488,057.00
Friend Commercial Contracting Corp. $357,400.00

Architectural & Engineering Design Associates PC recommended that the Town award the bid to Friend Commercial Contracting Corp. After discussion by the Board a motion by Rick Lyon seconded by John Murray was made to award the bid to Friend Commercial Contracting Corp. for $357,400.00. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Open Discussion

Michelle Brown Garcia asked where copies of the proposed Land Use Code changes could be found. The proposed changes are being put on the Town's website under Planning and Variance Minutes.

Susan Hern asked how people could comment on the proposed changes to the Land Use Code. At the Public Hearing on August 8, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. all comments will be taken from the public. Letters can also be sent to the Town Clerk with comments about the proposed changes.

Good of the Town

Scott LaMay, Highway Superintendent, reported that all the Town roads in both districts have been mowed. Ditching will begin on Moss Rock Road and Beaverwood Road. Cutting of banks back on high areas along shoulders of Green Pond Road, Hoel Pond Road and Floodwood Road will also be done. The State of New York sent the Town $11,296.09 in Emergency Winter Recovery funds. The Gas and Diesel tanks need to be moved and upgraded. The Highway Department will pour the new concrete pad for the tanks. New tanks will be purchased through Hyde Fuel Company and installed by Hyde Fuel Co. On a motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray the Board authorized Scott LaMay to order a 500 gallon tank for gasoline storage for $6,384.96 and a 1000 gallon tank for diesel storage for $10,349.64 from Hyde Fuel Company. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. The current fuel pumps the Town owns will be used. An electrician will need to be hired to install the pumps at a cost of around $12,000.00 due to all of the explosive proof fittings and fixtures required to meet state regulations. Supervisor Webb will request that Architectural & Engineering Design Associates PC do an RFP (request for proposal) for an electrician to do the electrical work.

Supervisor Webb has received a request to use the Town landfill, as it is felt to be a desirable site, for Monarch and Karner Blue butterflies. Supervisor Webb is concerned with this use as the landfill is a very environmentally sensitive area. The landfill also has to be mowed twice a summer and inspected regularly. This would be an attractive nuisance. The Board agreed that the landfill would not be used for butterflies.

Supervisor Webb advised he has heard nothing in response to his letter from the State of New York DOT Engineer that changed the weight ton signs on the Floodwood Bridge. Supervisor Webb is now going to send a letter to Senator Betty Little and Assemblyman D. Billy Jones advising them of the situation and that the Town has had no response.

General Fund vouchers No. 157 to 173 in the amount of $6,560.77 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 48 to 53 in the amount of $2,540.71 were audited by the Board. Motion by John Murray seconded by Rick Lyon to approve vouchers and pay audited vouchers. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Adjournment

Motion to adjourn at 7:35 P.M. made by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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