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					TOWN OF WEBB TOWN BOARD JANUARY 13, 2009 Officials present: Robert Moore, Supervisor Michael Ross, Councilman Jon Hansen, Councilman Richard Risley, Councilman James B. Herron Jr. Richard Frye, Attorney Nanci T. Russell, Town Clerk Also present: Chip Kiefer Barbara Murphy, Larry Murphy, Leslie Bailey, Bob Dellavia, Lisa Monroe, John Bauer, Kate Russell, Dennis Michael, Reed Proper, Jay Lawson, Don Kelly, and David Etsen. Meeting The meeting was called to order at 7PM by the Supervisor. Supervisor Moore spoke about the posted preliminary agenda that has been provided for the public. This Board is fully informed and it is their responsibility to be fully informed. The meeting that we are conducting is a meeting of the Town of Webb Town Board. We provide at the end of the prepared agenda an opportunity for public comment. Supervisor Moore would like the business of this Board be conducted, any public comment should be reserved until the public comment period at the end of the meeting that follows the prepared agenda items. Your cooperation would greatly be appreciated. The intent is that this will make for a more efficient meeting, better deliberations and the debate that occurs on these points to be considered will be between the Town Board members. The next regular meeting of this Board will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 10th @ 7PM. The next Audit of Claims will be held on Monday, February 11th @ 2PM. All meeting are open to the Public with the exception of Executive Session. Correspondence Supervisor Moore received a Town of Webb Historian’s report for 2008. A quick summary for some of the activities, Historian Peg Masters several public speaking events, included slideshows, walking tours, bus tours, research and collecting & archiving local history, attending conferences/seminars, fund raisers, research assistance, etc. Paul Mills wrote a letter to the Board asking the Town to extend the sidewalk plowing from Fastrac to the Adirondack Outdoor Center (old Farm Market). Supervisor Moore read a traffic analysis on several intersections in the Town of Webb. The Supervisor requested that Herkimer County look at the Joy Tract Road and Railroad Ave. intersection. The County response is that Joy Tract Road changes are not warranted. They are considering striping the centerline of Joy Tract Rd. including double hatch

marks thru the intersection to better delineate that it is the thru road. On the South Shore Rd. no changes were warranted, last year a dashed centerline stripe was installed. Supervisor Moore read a letter from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation informing the Town of Webb that projects listed on the 2009 Clean Water State Revolving Fund may benefit from the federal economic recovery program. Association of Towns Annual meeting is being held on Feb. 15-18th in NYC. This is a key opportunity to interact with key players with the new stimulus package. The Board needs to consider a delegate and an Alternate. Supervisor Moore would like to go as a delegate. Councilman Hansen would like to watch what we spend and Supervisor Moore should go. Councilman Ross feels this is a good opportunity for new Board members. The cost is approximately $1300 per person, Councilman Risley feels this is a small amount of money for the education you receive and the connections you make. Res. #28 Association of Towns On a motion offered by Councilman Hansen, seconded by Councilman Ross, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that Supervisor Moore and Councilman Herron will attend the Association of Towns Annual meeting in NYC, Feb. 15th -18th, representing the Town of Webb. Res. #29 North Street, National Grid On a motion offered by Councilman Herron, seconded by Councilman Hansen, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley abstained (work conflict) Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye Whereas, Niagara Mohawk power Corporation and Frontier, a Citizen’s Communication Company have requested that the Town of Webb grant them a twenty (20) foot wide easement along North street in the Hamlet of Old Forge for the purpose of constructing underground facilities to provide electric, gas, street lighting, cable television and communication services to the area being developed by Adirondack Homes, LLC; and Whereas, a copy of the proposed grant of easement has been filed with the Clerk of this Board; and Now, therefore, be it resolved, that Robert A. Moore, Supervisor of the Town of Webb, be, and he hereby is, authorized to sign and deliver the grant of easement from the Town

of Webb to Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and Frontier, Citizen’s Communication Company; and Be it further resolved, that the Supervisor of the Town of Webb is also authorized to sign and execute any other documents or instruments that are necessary to provide for a twenty (20) foot wide easement along North Street in the Hamlet of Old Forge to provide electric, gas, street lighting, cable television, and communication services to the adjoining properties. Res. #30 Dog Control Kennel Services Agreement The Town has received two proposals from area kennels. The proposal from Kliffside Kennels is a flat fee of $2,000 per year and a $25.00 per day food & shelter fee payable by the dog owner. Back to Basics is a flat fee of $2,000 per year and $16.00 per day food and shelter fee, payable by the dog owner. Councilman Hansen has spoken to Kliffside Kennel and she has the 2 buildings required by law if taking in strays. Councilman Risley asked if this is in fact a law on the books. Supervisor Moore commented that Kliffside Kennel is a certified Rabies watch facility. On a motion offered by Councilman Hansen, seconded by Supervisor Moore, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Nay Councilman Risley Nay Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye Ayes-3 Nays -2 RESOLVED that Supervisor Moore be authorize to enter into an agreement with Kliffside Kennels for a Dog Control Kennel Service for 2009. Alternate Planning Board Member The Board has placed an ad in the local papers to anyone interested in becoming an Alternate Planning Board member. A letter of interest should be mailed to the Town of Webb Town Clerk by January 31, 2009. The Board is asking if you have applied in the past to send in a letter of interest again. Mark Jackson/Highland Terrace West. Mark Jackson wrote to the Board back in November requesting improvements to Highland Terrace West. Supervisor Moore has forwarded the letter to the Zoning Dept., the Highway Superintendent and the Town Attorney. Mr. Frye has written a letter to Mark Jackson stating that no action if any would occur until spring or early summer. Res. # 31 Publicity Surplus On a motion offered by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Hansen, the following resolution was

ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that surplus equipment from the Publicity Dept. be declared as surplus and authorize the Dept. head to dispose of the inoperable unused equipment. Res. #32 Water District Merger On a motion offered by Councilman Hansen, seconded by Councilman Herron the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that Effective January 1, 2009 the two water districts that existed in the Town of Webb were merged into one District. The singular district that was created is the Old Forge/Thendara Water District. Funds remaining as of 12/31/08 in the Thendara checking account =$9,044.90 and the Prime Saver = $45,200.69 for a total of $54,245.59. The funds from the Thendara District will be deposited into the Old Forge/Thendara Water District Prime Saver Account. Res. # 33 License Agreement Old Forge Properties/Old Forge Kampgrounds LLC On a motion offered by Councilman Risley, seconded by Councilman Ross, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that the Board authorizes Supervisor Moore to sign a license agreement with Old Forge Properties, Inc & Old Forge Kampgrounds LLC for Trail 5 of the Town of Webb Snowmobile Trail. The license agreement gives the Town a right to use Trail 5 going across his property. This agreement will automatically renew each year. Town Clerk The Clerk read a letter from Thera Levi, Court Clerk addressing the Town’s policy on smoking in the workplace. The Court shares a building with the American Legion where smoking is permitted. Councilman Herron will look into the ventilation system.

Res. #34 Fireworks On a motion offered by Councilman Herron, seconded by Councilman Ross, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that the Town allows CAA to hold fireworks on the lakefront January 18th at approximately 6PM. Councilman Herron Councilman Herron would like to have the Board go into Executive session later in the evening to discuss a personnel issue. He would like to thank all the volunteers at Snodeo who helped make the event a success. He also is looking for the Boards input on whether the Town should charge for C&D, he believes that a profit could be made or at the very least cover the Town’s cost. The Board would like to see a fee schedule before any decision is made. Councilman Risley Councilman Risley also has an item for Executive session. He asked Supervisor Moore if there are any updates to the public restrooms on the trail system. He has not heard anything, the Dept. was instructed to build them, he will follow-up with the Dept. head. Councilman Risley would like to see an additional work session, he suggested 1/27/09 6PM-8PM. Councilman Risley asked the Clerk to see if the order of roll call vote could be changed. Councilman Hansen Councilman Hansen has been talking to the new County Treasurer about the County receiving payment of taxes quarterly. He has been speaking to Senator Seward and Congressman Arcuri about Green Power and helping the Town get grants to help with the Green power. Councilman Hansen and Councilman Herron have finished helping insulate the DPW building. Next they hope to work on the Park Ave. building.

Councilman Hansen explained that he is not negative about the NYC trip he just thinks we need to cautious on the Town spending money. He also has a different style and he goes out in Town and sees people at their place of business and goes to the County and meets people. Councilman Ross Councilman Ross commented on the issues that he has been reading on the legal advertising in the Town of Webb. He believes that the 2 papers have a conflict with each other and he does appreciate it coming back to the Board. Members of the assembly Members of the Assembly asked what the cost is to the Town when Niagara Mohawk does the work on North Street. There is no cost to the Town, they are improving the lines. Individual property owners on North Street might have cost when they go to build, but at no time is there a cost to the Town Don Kelly, Health Center Fund Board member asked the Board if the Health Center Fund could have permission to be on the Town’s website. They provide information yearly on what is available at the Professional Offices and thought it would be a benefit to be on both of the Town’s websites. Res. # 35 Health Center Board On a motion offered by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Hansen, the following resolution was ADOPTED by roll call vote Councilman Herron Aye Councilman Risley Aye Councilman Hansen Aye Councilman Ross Aye Supervisor Moore Aye RESOLVED that the Town of Webb will provide a page on the Town of Webb websites oldforgeny.com and townofwebb.org for the Town of Webb Health Center Fund, Inc Don Kelly will contact the appropriate people to add information to those websites. Members of the Assembly Dennis Michael/Chairman of Snodeo thanked the Board for their support of Snodeo; he thanked Councilman Herron for help before and after the event and thanked Councilman Ross for handling the Kitty Cat races. Snodeo attendance was up this year from last year. He is concerned with the lack of parking at North Street. He also has been working with Jim Connerty on an indoor and outdoor skating rink elsewhere in Town. He suggested the outdoor basketball court could be an outdoor skating rink, lights are already in place and there are bathrooms at the Snowmobile Garage that are open 24 hours. Dennis also

suggested a garbage permit for local homeowners that would help offset the cost of collecting garbage. Jay Lawson thanked the Board and wanted to make it clear that he greatly appreciates the consideration of the Board and the time that the Board took to make the decision. Res. # 35 Audit of Claims On a motion offered by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Hansen, the following resolution was ADOPTED Ayes-5 Nays -0 RESOLVED that the all bills were ordered and allowed paid out of their prospective accounts. All vouchers are on file with the Town Clerk. Bills for 1st payable for 2009 General Highway DM Highway DS Water district Sewer district $142,716.65 $4,895.52 $143.03 $5.92 $4,165.83

Res. #36 Executive session On a motion offered by Councilman Herron, seconded by Councilman Risley, the Board entered into Executive session at 8:55PM to discuss a personnel issue. Re-convened The meeting was re-convened at 9:40PM with no action taken. Adjournment On a motioned offered by Councilman Ross, seconded by Councilman Hansen the meeting was adjourned at 9:40PM. Respectfully submitted, Nanci T. Russell, Town Clerk


				
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