Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 7:00 P.M.

Roll as follows for the Regular Monthly Meeting:

  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman
  • David Perry - Councilman
  • Philip Durkin - 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 Tom Kimpton, seconded by Phil Durkin to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. Motion by Phil Durkin, seconded by Rick Lyon to accept the minutes. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Community Center Update

Supervisor Webb reported the BAN (Bond Anticipation Note) payment was due in March and has been paid to Champlain National Bank. He has worked with the Town's Bond Attorney on renewing the BAN for 1 year. It will be with the same bank, Champlain National Bank, and the same rate of 1.25%. There will be a 15 day buy out if a permanent Bond is obtained. In April or May a package will be sent out by the attorney to Bond buyers in hopes of finding someone to Bond the Community Center/Town Hall.

K & L Plumbing will be installing hose bibs with hot and cold water, a hose real and hose in the new garage. This will result in a change order of $3,000.00. Rick Lyon asked about a sign on the end of the new building. He feels no one knows what the new building is when traveling by. He wants to identify what the building is as the sign in the parking lost is too small to read and not well lighted. Members of the Board will inquire as to who does signs and get estimates. Dave Perry has finished the paperwork for NYSERDA for a grant on the LED lighting installed in the new building. NYSERDA will be sending the Town a check. Dave has also researched digital projectors and screens for the Community Room. He has narrowed the results down to an Epson digital projector and a 4 foot by 6 foot screen. The approximate cost will be $2,200.00. Supervisor Webb reported that Scooters Cleaning Service came in and cleaned the building again and the Board was very satisfied with the work that was done. The Board will be keeping Scooters for the cleaning of the building.

Local Law 01-2016 Amending Provisions of the Santa Clara Land Use Law relating to the Zoning Board of Appeals has been filed as of February 25, 2016 with the New York State Secretary of State.

On a motion by Phil Durkin, seconded by Rick Lyon the Town will sponsor the Upper Saranac Foundation. The Foundation will use the Community Room/Garage for workshops they hold. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Open Discussion

Guy Middleton asked if anyone has tested the new dry hydrant that was installed at the Back Bay boat launch. Supervisor Webb advised that Paul Smiths Gabriels Fire Department has used it for training recently and it works very well.

Good of the Town

Highway Superintendent Andy McGill reported that he has a broken sander. The parts have been ordered and hopes to have it repaired next week. The 2015 Town pickup has broken windshield wipers. It will be going into the shop to have those fixed. The new plow truck ordered last May is expected to finally be delivered by the end of next week. The fire extinguishers ordered for the new building are here and installed. The representative from Selective Insurance came and met with Andy McGill and Mickey Webb. The insurance rep inspected the Town Garage and the new building. He went to the Hamlet with Michael Bailey and also inspected the Town Garage there. The rep will be back in the spring as he needs to test every electrical breaker in all the buildings to make sure they function correctly.

General Fund vouchers No. 79 to 101 in the amount of $31,605.66, Building Fund vouchers No. 8 in the amount of $510.00 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 18 to 25 in the amount of $4,288.00 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 8:20 P.M. made by Dave Perry, seconded by Phil Durkin. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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