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Regular Town Board Meeting March 8, 2012 Present was Council-members Frisbee, Ganther, Leoni, Supervisor Merrihew and the Attorney for the Town Siegel. Absent was Council-member Potter. Supervisor Merrihew called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM followed by the pledge to the flag. Prayer/Moment of Reflection by Reverend Solomon. Floor opened to public comments on the agenda. No one wished to speak, floor closed. Resolution #89-12- Council-member Frisbee motioned, seconded by Council-member Leoni the approval of the February 9, 2012 regular town board meeting minutes. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Frisbee, Leoni, Ganther and Supervisor Merrihew. Town Clerk read the clerks report for the month of February 2012. Supervisor Merrihew read the Supervisor’s report for the month of February 2012. Monthly Statement of Supervisor TO THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF DUANESBURG, NEW YORK: Pursuant to Section 119 of Town Law, I hereby render the following statement of all money received and disbursed by this office during the month of February 2012. REVENUES FUND AMOUNT GENERAL FUND $ 50,634.33 HIGHWAY FUND $ 46.77 FIRE PROTECTION $ - PARK & RECREATION $ 0.42 PARKLANDS $ 1.14 SERVICE AWARD $ 0.95 SEWER DISTRICT #1 $ 10.48 SEWER DISTRICT #2 $ 19.70 TOTAL $ 50,713.79 DISBURSEMENTS GENERAL FUND $ 103,504.74 HIGHWAY FUND $ 29,969.95 FIRE PROTECTION $ 93,990.06 PARK & RECREATION $ - PARKLANDS $ - SERVICE AWARD $ - SEWER DISTRICT #1 $ 19,225.19 SEWER DISTRICT #2 $ 17,870.63 TOTAL $ 264,560.57 Dated: March 8, 2012 Supervisor's Office Town of Duanesburg Resolution #90-12-Council-member Frisbee motioned, seconded by Council-member Ganther the payment of the following claims: For discussion: Supervisor Merrihew the revisions are for the truck cap for the sewer districts. Council-member Leoni; there was one highway voucher for eye glasses. In parenthesis family. What does that mean? Supervisor Merrihew; through their Union Contract they are permitted to purchase eyeglasses for themselves and their family. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Frisbee, Ganther, Leoni and Supervisor Merrihew. Vouchers to be Paid March 8, 2012 Pay Before Sewer District #1 Vouchers #19 to #22 = $3,350.03 Sewer District #2 Vouchers #18 to #20 = $2,952.19 General Fund Vouchers #A69 to #A72 = $1,463.30 Total Paid Before Vouchers = $7,765.52 Monthly Sewer District #1 Vouchers #23 to #31 = $3,317.42 Sewer District #2 Vouchers #21 to #30 = $2,066.28 General Fund Vouchers #A73 to #A91 = $24,442.00 Highway In-House #H1 = $200.00 Highway Fund Vouchers # H132 and #H144 to #H159 = $20,752.89 Total Vouchers Paid = $50,778.59 Committee reports: Highway: Council-member Leoni reported, he met with Bill Reed on the 1st. He told me that the county contractor Barry Strock was going to meet with him the next day. This is for the consolidation to figure what can be consolidated with the county if anything. As far is FEMA 15 project worksheets were done with a total of an estimate of about $87,000. There are a total of 24 to be done. Bill met with FEMA today again hopefully more is going to be finished up pretty soon. At the time of our meeting the Ash Lane plans were not here they arrived today. They seem to be very well done. They were given to Bill to review and to see how much of an input he can have as far as the construction. The 284 agreement Bill has in mind is to do Hardin, Gutha, North Rd. and Wells Rd. first. Bill said there were some problems with the heating units in the garage and there was a delay in the repair of them. He is also getting prices to install a fence across the front that is his way to protect the town from people that may be taking too much sand for themselves. He feels that there are people that are not residents of the town that are taking sand. He is also getting prices for scrap, there is a lot of junk in the backyard that needs to be cleaned up and hauled out. Supervisor Merrihew as far as the sand putting up a fence across the front she assumes he will put a procedure in place so that the residents of the town can still get some sand. Council-member Leoni; I am sure he is the discussion was that he just wanted maybe to have it available during working hours. If that is not feasible maybe just have a small pile outside the fence that people can take advantage of. Public Safety; Supervisor Merrihew reported there is a fire officers meeting next week and will bring along copies of the town emergency plan. Council-member Leoni stated he went to a presentation at the county that involves if you have a property in a flood plain and the property was severally damaged you have two options for grants from FEMA. One is a grant after the insurers pay off, FEMA will come up with a value of the property and buy it but that renders the property in the future, forever not buildable. It will be owned by the town but no permanent structure can go on it. It can be used as a park, it can be used as a wildlife preserve but you cannot live there. The other option is to elevate a structure above the flood plain. Supervisor Merrihew followed up on that and sent letters to two people who will probably qualify for the buyout program letting them know they qualify. She also sent the frequently asked question sheet along with it so they can review it. The town on this program needs to be the applicant. Council-member Ganther what happens does FEMA help buy the parcel from the land owner at a discounted price? Supervisor Merrihew; believes it is 75%. Council-member Leoni; minus whatever the insurance reimbursement the individual has already received. Park and Recreation; Council-member Frisbee reported, there was a park committee meeting Tuesday night. They discussed the intersection of 7&20 at the point. It pretty much remains the same the county is supposed to come in and spread some top soil and some grass. That is pretty much all we are going to do until we determine where the sewer lines are going. The garden club asked what the intent was for the summer down there. She told them we might be interested in some flowers by the fence. They spoke about the summer program, there is not going to be a swim portion this year. We’re going to try and have four weeks at Van Patten Park for the youngsters and the fifth week limit it to middle school youngsters, basketball and kickball. Our director was saying a lot of the middle school kids still enjoy the crafts but they don’t like to do it with the little kids. So we thought we would try to isolate the last week of the program at VanPatten for middle school youngsters. Supervisor Merrihew; See how it works out and it’s time to adapt, enrollment for the swim was down to nothing the last couple of years. Council-member Frisbee;We had also talked about the speed limit on the road going into the park off of Depot Road. Vanessa said during the program some of the cars were driving pretty fast in there, they’re bringing their youngsters in to drop them and taking off down the road and there is kids running all over. At the park committee meeting they discussed putting speed limit signs 5MPH She spoke to Bill Reed this morning and they have some signs over there to put up pending the board’s approval. Supervisor Merrihew; What’s really a shame is the fact you’ve got mother’s and father’s bringing children into a park into a park setting to drop off their own children and they are driving like a bat out of heck. And people should take note, use a little bit of common sense. We don’t need any more laws we don’t need any more rules just use some common sense, it’s a park with children. Council-member Leoni; Thought a more effective sign may be slow children at play rather than put a number there that is unenforceable. Or worst case scenario, have Bill drop off a couple loads of blacktop and make bumps out of it. Council-member Frisbee; We talked about speed bumps but the fact the trucks go in to pump out the leachate would have a problem with speed bumps. Supervisor Merrihew; I was at the meeting the other night the whole conversation is ludicrous to me. But we need to do something to make people slow down, because if they don’t get the fact that they should be slowing down in a park. Supervisor Merrihew suggested Council-member Frisbee look in the catalogs in the mail room and see if there is anything in there for signs. Zoning: Supervisor Merrihew; We’ve worked several years and we adopted our Comprehensive Plan in 2006 and we have been working ever since then to make sure our zoning ordinance complies with the comprehensive plan. It’s finally done, and has been distributed to the town board because we need to hold a public hearing before we can adopt it. With John being new she thinks we should have a meeting with the ADHOC committee that has been responsible for directing the whole zoning ordinance. The ADHOC committee meeting is always on the fourth Tuesday of the month, she thought the clerk post for a special meeting to make sure we are in compliance with open meetings law and would like to see all board members there. If everybody has a list of questions or thoughts that would be a good time to go over it before we schedule a public hearing. Meeting is March 27th at 7:30. Supervisor Merrihew; Last month we had authorized Council-member Ganther to send a letter to the county concerning our concerns over the land use sections of the Agenda 21 law by the UN. Supervisor Merrihew asked Council-member Ganther to give a brief history on what brought all this about and to read his letter. Council-member Ganther; We had a presentation that was done here by Bill Park a couple of months ago, where he alerted the board to what Agenda 21 was all about. Agenda 21 is a UN initiative that was spawned to meet the climate change and CO2 emissions and just basically a cleaner planet which is all good stuff. What also came along with Agenda 21 was all this recommendations on how you need to change your life and some of it in there is pretty bizarre once you start reading it. There is an UN agenda policy the code word in there is sustainable development they list things in Agenda 21that they say is not sustainable going forward by nations like United States, industrial type nations. Some of the things they consider are not sustainable they include meat intake, the use of fossil fuels, appliances, air conditioning, suburban housing, ski runs, grazing of livestock, plowing soil, industry, single family homes, logging activities, dams, reservoirs and power line construction. Supervisor Merrihew asked are they saying that those things are not sustainable for us as a country. Council-member Ganther; Yes. Based on our current growth pattern they just or not sustainable and need to be curbed or even done away with. The term smart growth was also in Agenda 21 and smart growth under the category what’s defining smart growth it includes things like housing needs to be stackable. What they’re saying is folks need to move off of rural areas into the cities and the reason for that is, if folks are living in buildings that are piled straight up rather than spaced out you eliminate the need for cars, you are using less energy you can walk you can bicycle you have mass transportation. They talk about having commercial on the first floor then your residential on all the other floors and that’s the way they want all people to live. In order to implement Agenda 21, ICLEI was formed and ICLEI stands for International Council on Local Environmental Initiatives. It was ICLEI that was tasked with getting these Agenda 21 policies implemented at the local level. Schenectady County is a member ICLEI that gave us some concern. We also learned the county had passed this Climate Smart Community Pledge. A lot of things in there sound just fine from reducing carbon emissions to reduce energy demands. But the use of smart community kind of triggered a little bell because in all the documents about Agenda 21 and ICLEI they used a term smart community. There was one line item that particularly concerned the board is where it said promote climate protection through community land use planning. We can do our own land use planning, we have a comprehensive plan we have a zoning ordinance. He found in doing some reading is what has happened in some communities is that counties start pushing down this ICLEI agenda will tie funding and other hooks in order to get you to buy into some of these zoning changes that are required. There is no evidence that the county is trying to push anything down on the town. Some of the folks that we talked to at the county don’t seem to know what Agenda 21 is or that ICLEI is part of it. So we figured before things start developing we wanted head that off with a letter to the county legislature to say remember ICLEI and you’ve got this smart community pledge, we’ve got some concerns about where this might be going, we want you to know we have those concerns before anything detrimental to the town happens. Council-member read his letter to the county; March 5th, 2012 Honorable Judith Dagostino Chair, Schenectady County Legislature Schenectady County Office Building 620 State Street Schenectady, New York 12305 RE: A SMART CLIMATE PLEDGE Dear Chairwoman Dagostino: On behalf of the Town of Duanesburg Town Board, I write to you to discuss an issue of concern that has recently come to our attention. In April of 2009, the County Legislature passed a Resolution called “A Climate Smart Pledge”. The stated intent of this Resolution was to promote environmental awareness throughout our County and to set some objectives regarding reduced energy consumption, more efficient energy use, reduced emissions, the use of renewable “green” energy sources, recycling and smarter community planning. The Duanesburg Town Board shares many of these goals with the Legislature. Energy costs have skyrocketed over the past couple of years, consuming more and more of the Town’s budget, which is already under the pressure of the difficult financial climate we are all experiencing. Naturally, we are all concerned about conserving and preserving clean air, clean water, and green spaces for our generation as well as future ones. The Town Board has already adopted procedures to conserve energy, reduce energy costs, and preserve key green areas and wetlands. That being said, the Duanesburg Town Board is concerned that the underlying objective of the Climate Smart Pledge Resolution may be to implement the policies outlined in the UN’s Agenda 21. We note that Schenectady County is a member of ICLEI, the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. One of the main objectives of ICLEI is to promote the adoption of Agenda 21 policies at State, County and Local Government levels. With that in mind,the Duanesburg Town Board has reservations about some of the content of the Climate Smart Pledge Resolution. In particular, we have concerns with the statement in the Resolution that encourages “climate protection through community land use planning”. We are unclear as to what this provision means or how the County Legislature proposes to meet this goal. As you know, our community has adopted its own land use planning ordinances including the updated Town of Duanesburg Comprehensive Plan adopted in July of 2006. This plan, along with our Zoning Ordinance, addresses responsible development and the preservation of open areas, where and as appropriate for our community. One such example is our “Cluster Development” policy, which requires that a certain percentage of land be set aside in perpetuity for a development meeting this criterion. In contrast, some of the community land use planning techniques espoused by Agenda 21, and by extension the County`s resolution, are designed to support what has come to be known as “Sustainable Development,” a program that can substantially restrict individual private property rights. Importantly, Agenda 21 advocates the movement of rural residents off of their land in the “suburbs” into “stackable” city dwelling units where they can use mass transportation, with the goal of returning the residential property to its original state, all under the mantra of the undefined term “sustainability.” To illustrate why the Duanesburg Town Board has concerns in this regard, we need only look to some public statements made when Agenda 21 was adopted in 1992. UN Secretary General Maurice Strong stated “current lifestyles and consumption patterns of the affluent middle class – involving meat intake, fossil fuels, appliances, air conditioning and suburban housing are not sustainable”. Harvey Ruvin, a member of the ICLEI executive committee said with regard to these policies “Individual Rights will have to take a back seat to the collective”. We find these positions to be disconcerting. The Duanesburg Town Board believes that our “way of life” is very much sustainable and we reject the notion that our individual property rights should take a back seat to “the collective”. Since Congress would not adopt Agenda 21 in the 1990’s, President Clinton took matters into his own hands and signed an Executive Order implementing it. J. Gary Lawrence, an advisor to President Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development said: “Participating in a UN advocated planning process would very likely bring out many… who would actively work to defeat any elected official… undertaking Local Agenda 21. So, we will call our process something else, such as “comprehensive planning”, “growth management” or “smart growth”. We believe that the Climate “Smart” Pledge adopted by the County is a clear example of how Agenda 21 can be promoted under the guise of popular and trendy catch phrases, seemingly unbeknownst to local municipalities. The Duanesburg Town Board is not alone in its concern with ICLEI and their objectives. Communities around the country are coming to recognize the damage that the policies of Agenda 21 and ICLEI can have on private property rights.Many communities, including Carroll County Maryland, Spartansburg South Carolina, New Rochelle New York, Amador County California, Cleveland Tennessee and Charlottesville Virginia have already rejected Agenda 21 or withdrawn their membership from ICLEI entirely. In fact, just last week, Ocean County New Jersey added its name to this growing list by passing a resolution rejecting Agenda 21. In summary, the Duanesburg Town Board remains committed to the preservation and conservation of air, water and soil resources. We treasure our green spaces, as the very essence of rural life and as the very thing that draws us and keeps us as residents of Duanesburg. We agree with most of the intent of the County’s Climate Smart Pledge. To that end, we have developed a responsible Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance that puts emphasis on the conservation and preservation of green space and rural lands, while promoting business growth and development. We also welcome the opportunity to work with the County to improve our focus in these areas. However, we will not do so at the expense of individual property rights and individual liberty, or at the behest of international organizations such as the UN or ICLEI. Accordingly, we respectfully request that Schenectady County reconsider its membership in ICLEI, and also consider amending the Climate Smart Pledge to reflect not only its desire to preserve the environment, but its desire to protect the individual property rights of its residents. Respectfully, John D Ganther Duanesburg Councilman On behalf of the Duanesburg Town Board cc: Duanesburg Town Board Duanesburg Town Clerk Schenectady County Legislature Council-member Ganther; Some pretty bizarre changes to how land gets used has come out of implementing Agenda 21 and implementing the policies that ICLEI promotes. A couple of examples this gentleman by the name of Charlie in NJ who owns 4 acres of land with a small stream. The EPA reclassified his stream to give itself authority over it and then imposed a 300’ buffer on either side rendering the majority of Charlie’s land untouchable. All he can do now is mow it. During the last storm trees blew over but he is not allowed to clean them up nor cut them for fire wood. In other words his land is no longer his to do as he pleases. In addition the value of his property has dropped considerably therefore reducing his net worth. Another example, also down in NJ this gentleman by the name of Bill was notified of a new zoning regulation; the tree drip line ordinance. This passage means he cannot disturb the land beneath the outer edge of the lines of each of the trees of his property. Since Bill’s property is 40% trees he now has lost the use of 40% of his property. Council-member Ganther went to a meeting earlier this week at Schenectady County they were soliciting input to create a climate action plan. This group is the Schenectady County Environmental Advisory Council. The county is doing similar work to what SCEAC does, making sure the environment is protected. So they’ll review land use and anything that might be happening that might be impacting environment and recommend ways those problems can be remediated. A lot of it was all good stuff talking about waste reducing, energy consumption reduce CO2 emissions, what can we do in cities as far as mass transportation. Folks can do energy audits to help make their homes more efficient. The conversation came around to him one of the moderators looked to him as a town board member how can you help the county reach these goals of the climate action plan. Council-member Ganther told him that out in Duanesburg we already have a comprehensive plan and in that plan it does address things like green spaces and he explained how the cluster development policy works and how if you had multiple units going on a plot of land you’re required a certain amount of that land be set aside. He also mentioned to them that out in Duanesburg our goals are going to be significantly different than in the City of Schenectady we’ve got limits on what we can do. For instance we can’t ride our bicycles to work in order to put food on our table nearly all of us need to get in our car and drive to work. We don’t have mass transportation we really don’t have any option. One of the gentlemen asked Council-member Ganther if he would consider some sort of restriction on development out in Duanesburg and would you recommend to the people in town that they move into the city. Council-member Ganther has done a ton of research to get to the bottom of it all. Supervisor Merrihew; Councilman Ganther did an excellent job on his letter to the county. Several months ago watched the county meeting a recommendation that some chain saws be banned in the county. They had referenced the fact that there had been resolutions passed by the county in the past to protect the environment. What’s okay for the city is not okay for the Town of Duanesburg. Then Agenda 21 information came to light and you put it all together. We really need to be very vigilant in protecting ourselves. My concern is to the land use planning. Everybody should be recycling everybody should be doing what they can to control emissions. Supervisor Merrihew would like to know what our county legislators think. The very brief “hey have you heard of this Agenda 21” in talking with them at events, haven’t had time to sit down and talk to them to see if they have heard of it. Maybe they don’t know any more than we did. Council-member Gather has a list of 15 different counties around the country who have withdrawn or rejected it over the past year, which means first they adopted it, thinking they are doing a good thing. This is getting more and more publicity. As people are learning about it they are learning about it they are like wait a minute, we want to do all these good things but we don’t want to have total upheaval to the way we live. Council-member Leoni; hopefully they will educate themselves a little better. It’s appalling. Why do you enact something you didn’t know anything about. Council-member Ganther; If you look at ICLEI on the surface, the things that they’re espousing sound like good common sense stuff. It’s the details you got to dig in. Supervisor Merrihew gave the zoning report: To: Rene` Merrihew, Town Supervisor and Town Board Members From: Dale Warner, Building, Planning & Zoning CODE ENFORCEMENT MONTHLY REPORT FOR MONTH OF February 2012 Building: ____ New One or Two Family Dwellings _ __ Permit Renewals _____New Residential Occupancies (not including one & two family) __2 _ Additions, alterations, repairs on existing residential dwellings _ Permit Renewals 7 All other permits (pools, sheds, barns, garages, decks, plumbing, Etc.) ___Permit Renewals __ __ New Commercial/Industrial buildings Permit Renewals _____New Hazardous Occupancies __2__Additions, alterations, repairs on existing commercial/Industrial/Hazardous buildings __ _ Permit Renewals _10 Certificates of Occupancy _____Operating Permits _ Temporary Certificate of Occupancy __1__Sign Permits __1 _Fire Safety and Property Maintenance (Public Assembly 50 or more) _1 Complaints/Violations ____ Stop Work Orders _ Septic System Construction/Repairs 1___ Demolition Permits Zoning and Planning Applications: _____Variance _____ Home Occupation _____ Major Subdivision __ __ Minor Subdivision _ ___ Special Use Permits Fees Charged: Building Permits $615 Septic System Construction Fees $0 Planning and Zoning Applications $0 Parkland Fees Cell Tower (new and co-location) Building Dept. vehicles fuel usage __69.3___gallons Report for the Village of Delanson To: Sally Burns, Mayor and Village Trustees From: Dale Warner, Building, Planning & Zoning CODE ENFORCEMENT MONTHLY REPORT FOR MONTH OF February 2012 Building: New One or Two Family Dwellings New Residential Occupancies (not including one & two family) Renewal 1 Additions, alterations, repairs on existing residential dwellings All other permits (pools, sheds, barns, garages, decks, plumbing, Etc.) New Commercial/Industrial buildings New Hazardous Occupancies Additions, alterations, repairs on existing Commercial/Industrial/Hazardous buildings 1 Certificates of Occupancy 1 Operating Permits 1 Fire Safety and Property Maintenance (Public Assembly 50 or more) Complaints Stop Work Orders Zoning and Planning Applications: Variance Home Occupation Major Subdivision Minor Subdivision Special Use Permits Fees Charged: Building Permits Planning and Zoning Applications Hours Charged to Village Clerk 1 Building Inspector 2.5 Supervisor Merrihew gave the report for the Sewer District 1 & 2 SD#1 Cole Road pump plugged- a lot of plugged up pumps. Council-member Potter had indicated that was due to baby wipes and also feminine hygiene products. It is really creating costly repairs and unnecessary repairs. If residents could refrain from throwing those items in your toilet it would be very helpful. SD#2 They had to replace some floats, they had a problem with a pump station on So. Shore Rd. and other regular maintenance items. We have approved the purchase of a utility cap for the sewer district truck. They needed the utility box he needed something to carry the tools back and forth. Thanked Gary, he found it on Craig’s List for $550.00 it was a $3000 cap. He said it is in excellent shape and is exactly what he needed. Council-member Frisbee; We went through a lot with the Ash Lane bridge, spent what looked like a lot of money with our temporary bridge. The other night we had an ambulance call on Ash Lane and I really have to thank the guys here for what we did we were able to drive the ambulance across the bridge we were able to drive a fire truck across the bridge. What’s a life worth. Supervisor Merrihew; That was a very sound decision that we made, it was just in time, because in this situation minutes counted. That is exactly why we did it, we were afraid something like this would happen. Resolution #91-12- Council-member Frisbee motioned, seconded by Council-member Leoni to award the leachate hauling contract for the Town of Duanesburg landfill to Blue Diamond Septic. For discussion: Supervisor Merrihew; I did receive the recommendation from H2H and he had reviewed the cost quotes submitted by Precision as well as Blue Diamond. Blue Diamond did have the lower bid, they have adequate pollution liability insurance and it is a savings of $45 a load over the other company. They also are the company that has the bid for hauling the sludge out of our sewer districts. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Frisbee, Leoni, Ganther and Supervisor Merrihew. Resolution #92-12-Council-member Leoni motioned, seconded by Council-member Frisbee to authorize the Supervisor to sign an engineering contract with Lamont Engineers for the Wells Road culvert replacement project. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Leoni, Frisbee, Ganther and Supervisor Merrihew. Resolution #93-12-Council-member Ganther motioned, seconded by Council-member Leoni to authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with the Village of Delanson to provide highway services. For discussion: Council-member Leoni; this is an extension to the agreement at the same level of reimbursement. The signing of the union contract we would have a better idea what to charge for the services. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Ganther, Leoni, Frisbee and Supervisor Merrihew. Resolution #94-12-Council-member Frisbee motioned, seconded by Council-member Leoni to authorize the Supervisor to sign an agreement with the Village of Delanson to provide Building Inspector Services. For discussion; Supervisor Merrihew; It is the same contract as last year because there were no pay increases for employees at town hall. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council- members Frisbee, Leoni, Ganther and Supervisor Merrihew. Resolution #95-12-Council-member Leoni motioned, seconded by Council-member Ganther to authorize the Supervisor to sign agreement between the town and Princetown to provide highway services. Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Leoni, Ganther, Frisbee and Supervisor Merrihew. Resolution #96-12-Council-member Frisbee motioned, seconded by Council-member Ganther to accept the Mariaville Fire Department Service Award Program certification of fire personnel that have earned their required points for 2011; For discussion: This has been posted as it’s required by law, it has been posted for at least thirty days at the fire department and we all need to sign it. Lars Breckenridge 70 Robert Chandler Jr. 96 Mark Deleva 102 Ralph DeNofio 107 Gary Engle 83 Phillip Engle 82 Seth Goldstein 111 Eric Horn 80 Scott King 84 Lawrence Lucks 108 Ralph Pannitto 85 Brian Renaud 86 Melissa Renaud 118 David Schaub 114 James Sowizdral 54 Charles Snyder 111 Douglas St. Andrews 75 Thomas Bulman 97 Richard Donohue 64 Ronald Kutz 62 Kenneth LaBelle Sr. 62 Raymond Stone Jr. 77 James Weakley 115 Richard Weakley 71 Motion carried 4 ayes, Council-members Frisbee, Ganther, Leoni and Supervisor Merrihew. Announcement: Supervisor Merrihew; Back in January of 2011 we had sent a request for a speed limit reduction on Darby Hill Rd. February 13th 2012 we received a letter stating a letter they did indeed grant that reduction. When we tell people it takes a little time, it takes a little time. In the meantime we had a request up at Duane Lake and they denied that one fairly quickly Council-member Frisbee; A resident approached her asking at the intersection of I-88 and 7 she wanted some information on what kind of accidents we were looking at, at that corner. She thinks we need a stop light or blinking light said people are running through the stop sign. Attorney Siegel; That is a state road, it is not our jurisdiction. No other business, privilege of the floor opened at 8:45pm Carl Petrone- Millers Corner Road- Thanked the town board for their investigation on Agenda 21with the county, especially on the area of sustainable development. As the supervisor said we should find out from our representatives how they feel on this. It would be nice if maybe they could visit us. It is remarkable how something like this could slip by unnoticed. It is like out Congress they sign it first and then they read it later. It just is not right. Councilman Ganther did a real great job. No one else wished to speak floor closed at 8:46PM. Council-member Frisbee motioned to adjourn seconded by Council-member Leoni. All in favor. I, Leah M. Lennon, Town Clerk of the Town of Duanesburg, do hereby certify that this is a true and accurate transcript of the regular town board meeting held at the Duanesburg Town Hall, 5853 Western Turnpike Duanesburg, NY on Thursday March 8, 2012.
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