Minutes of the Organizational Meeting and a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Thursday, January 2, 2018, Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 7:00 P.M.

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

  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman
  • David Perry - Councilman
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
  • John Murray - Councilman
  • Andrew McGill - Superintendent of Highways

    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Organizational Meeting called to order at 7 P.M. by Supervisor Webb.

The Oaths of Office given by Justice Michelle Brown- Garcia to the newly elected officials, Marcel Webb, Andrew McGill, David Perry, John Murray and Laurie McGill.

Resolution No. 01

On a motion by Dave Perry, seconded by Rick Lyon to approve appointments, reappointments and designations for 2018 the following resolution was

ADOPTED. Ayes 5 Webb, Kimpton, Perry, Lyon, Murray.
Nays 0

  • Health Officer - Dr. Barry Kilbourne
  • Deputy Town Supervisor - Thomas Kimpton
  • Deputy Highway Superintendent - Scott LaMay
  • Dog Control Officer and Shelter Service: By contract with Tri-Lakes Humane Society Official Newspaper: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
  • Official Depositories: Community Bank NA and NBT Bank
  • Payroll/Bookkeeping Services - Richard Meagher
  • Town Attorney - James Maher
  • Mileage Reimbursement: Per Federal Guidelines
  • Meeting Schedule: Usually the second Thursday of each month.
  • Return Check Fee: $50.00

  • Variance Board of Appeals - Patricia Flath

Motion by Tom Kimpton seconded by Rick Lyon to adjourn the organizational meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Regular Monthly meeting called to order by Supervisor Webb.

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

Supervisor Webb received the quote from Cummins Inc., for the yearly service on the generator at the Community Center/Town Hall. The cost is $1,932.59 and covers 2 inspections and service. On a motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray the Board agreed to accept the quote of $1,932.59 for the 2018 service. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Supervisor Webb reported that the Town of Santa Clara was selected by the New York State Comptroller’s Office to review the Town’s Budget for 2018 to insure the town was under the Tax Cap. The audit revealed that the Town was under the NYS Tax Cap for 2018.

Supervisor Webb advised that Scooters Cleaning has agreed to clean the Community Center/Town Hall once a month for the year 2018. A schedule of the dates the cleaning is to be done was given to the Board.

Open Discussion - Michelle Brown- Garcia reminded everyone who has a pistol permit in New York State that it must be recertified. This process can be done on line at

Good of the Town

Highway Superintendent McGill reported all is good with the Highway Department.

Dave Perry provided the Board with a report on the research he has done for the acoustics issue in the Community Room. There will be a company coming this month to inspect the room and provide a report of what could be done to improve the acoustics.

Resolution No 02

Funds Transfers On a motion by Tom Kimpton seconded by Dave Perry, the following resolution was

ADOPTED Ayes 5 Webb, Kimpton, Perry, Lyon, Murray
Nays 0

Resolved the following Highway and General Funds Transfers are approved:

Budget Amendment No 1

from accountamountto accountamount
DA5110.4 General Repairs CE $4,026.00DA1910.4 Insurance $1,502.00
DA9010.8 State Retirement Da9040.8$501.00
Workers Comp $2,023.00
A1990.4 Contingent$52,592.00 A1130.1 Court Clerk$1,370.00
A1370.4 Discount on Taxes$18,111.00
A8010.1 Zoning P S$92.00
A1330.4 Tax Collection$196.00
A3620.2 Safety Insp Equip$23,970.00
A8160.4 Refuse & Garbage$3,792.00
A9030.8 Social Security$121.00
A9787.7 Interest on Debt$28,439.00
A9010.8 State Retire$501.00

General Fund vouchers No. 01 to 21 in the amount of $104,276.61 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 01 to 6 in the amount of $2,615.89 were audited by the Board. Motion by Rick Lyon seconded by Tom Kimpton to approve vouchers and pay audited vouchers. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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