TOWN BOARD WORKSHOP MEETING
The meeting was called to orderat 7:30 p.m. by Supervisor McDonough at theRosendaleCommunityCenterwith the Pledge to the Flag.
requestedthat a moment of silence be observed in memory of our very dear
former TownClerk Mary Ann Tapley who passed away recently.
PRESENT:CouncilwomanManna Jo Greene(arrived at 7:32 p.m.)
Councilman Robert Gallagher
Councilman Kenneth Cluen (arrived at 7:36 p.m.)
Councilman Richard Minissali
ALSO PRESENT: Billy
Liggan, Planning Board; Jack Snyder,Water/Sewer; Ken Hassett, Dpty. Fire
Marshal; a dozen residents were alsopresent.
PUBLIC COMMENTS: Glenn
Debrosky wanted to know if the Town hasa law requiring people to clean
up after their pets (dogs in particular). He is having trouble in his
neighborhood(Mossy BrookRoadinHighFalls) with people allowing their
animalsto defecate and urinate on neighbor¡¦s property. Supervisor
McDonough explained that we dohave a dog control law but it does not
address cats but it does cover ownerscleaning up after their pets.
SupervisorMcDonough told Mr. Debrosky to call him at the office and they
will discuss thesituation.
Supervisor McDonough stated that a letter ofresignation has been
received from Leland Eaton who has served for 21 years onthe Zoning
Board of Appeals; he feels that someone else should do the job.
A motion was made by
CouncilmanMinissali to accept the resignation of Leland Eaton from the
Zoning Board ofAppeals, with regrets; seconded by Councilman Gallagher.
Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
Supervisor McDonough announced that the Courtwould like Antonio Sisilli
appointed as Court Security Officer. All checks have been completed by
A motion to appoint
AntonioSisilli as Court Security Officer was made by Councilman
Gallagher; seconded byCouncilman Cluen. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
stated thatthe Police Commissioner¡¦s have voted to appoint two (2) of
the four (4)officers from the eligibility list as Full Time Officers
contingent until theypass their medical tests; the two officers are:
Kyle Frano and OwenO¡¦Connell.
A motion was made by
CouncilwomanGreene to appoint Kyle Frano and Owen O¡¦Connell as full
time Police Officerscontingent upon passing medical tests; seconded by
Councilman Minissali. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
Announcement: The Town Board isstill seeking volunteer applications for a position on the Zoning Board ofAppeals.
Announcement: The Town Board is still seeking volunteerapplications for positions on the Water/Sewer Commission.
applications are still beingaccepted for the Ad-Hoc Zoning Code Review
Committee; appointments will probablystart being made next week.
Route 32 Bridge
Up-date: Supervisor McDonough stated that the signshave started going up
for the bridge rehab; he believes they will probably startby the end of
the month; the site manager already has an office set up in
TownonMainStreet. Supervisor stated that he has invited the project
coordinator and thesite manager to attend nextweeksTownBoard meeting.
Supervisor stated that he has been lead tobelieve that the major portion
of the work will be done at night. Jack Snyder asked if the police will
be doingextra patrols onJamesStreet; Supervisor responded that he will
speak toChief DiBattista to see what can be arranged. Councilman
Minissali asked about temporary speed bumps; Supervisor statedthat Carl
Hornbeck believes he can obtain some from either the County or theState.
Jack Snyder stated that hewasn¡¦t sure that speed bumps were a good
idea as they will create additionalvibration of the already at risk
water mains inJames Street. Jack Snyder also asked if the
proposedsidewalk onJamesStreetwill be installed prior to the start
ofconstruction; Supervisor stated that he will check with Carl Hornbeck;
he knowsthat Carl is anxious to get started.
Discussion: The Street
Festival Site Plan was presentedfor review by the Town Board for
adoption next week. Jack Snyder asked if traffic will be
detouredontoJamesStreetduring the Festival; Billy Liggan respondedthat
it would not; it will be the same as past years,Tillson Road,SpringtownRoadandKeator
Avenuewill be the detourroute. Billy Liggan stated that theyhave
expanded on resident parking in the plan; he also noted that the
emergencycontact list for the Festival Committee is still missing but
will be presentednext week. Billy Liggan also stated thatthe Festival
tee shirts will go on sale Friday; he modeled one for theaudience.
Discussion: Petition to
Reject Zoning Code Change. Supervisor McDonough stated that Mary
LouChristiana, attorney, has advised that we can¡¦t make a decision or
adoption ona zoning code change while the SEQRA is in process; he said
there will bereviews by the Ad Hoc Committee, the Town Board, the
Planning Board and a siteplan review and each step will have a public
hearing so there is plenty ofopportunity for challenge and review.
Councilman Minissali asked how does the Town Board find what benefits
anddoes not benefit the Town; Supervisor responded that the Board will
review anddiscuss with the developer the costs to the Town and the
economic benefits. Billy Liggan interjected that the Town Boardmembers
should bring their own concerns to the discussions; the code change
willrequire its own SEQRA review. Councilwoman Greene stated that a
scoping session at the outset wouldrequire any relevant concerns must be
addressed by the developer. Ken Hassett asked if all the names on
thepetitions were Town residents; he was told that they were broken down
by Savethe Lakes
as to resident, non-resident. A full page of on-line signatures was
questioned as to whether theylegally constitute a petition as they are
just names and e-mail addresses withno actual petition attached to the
signatures; Supervisor McDonough will seekwill advice. Councilman
Minissaliquestioned whether we need to make an actual response to the
petition; he askedthat Supervisor McDonough check with Shayne Gallo,
were maderegarding the earlier discussion about the cat situation in the
Town; JackSnyder said there are problems in theJames Streetarea; Tim
Morrison stated thathe has problems in the Clark¡¦s Estates area of
Tillson and Glenn Debroskystated that he also has it inHighFallsin
theMossy Brook Roadarea. They asked that the situation belooked into.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
1.Sun., June 8th¡VFarmer¡¦s Market Begins.
2.Wed., June 11th¡VTown Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m. atRecCenter.
3.Sat., June 14th¡VFlag Day
4.Sun., June 15th¡VFather¡¦s Day
5.Fri., July 4th¡VIndependence Day, TOWN OFFICCES CLOSED
6.Wed., July 9th¡VTown Board Meeting, 7:00 pm atRecCenter(NO WORKSHOP METING IN JULY)
7.Sat., July 19&Sun., July20th¡V Rosendale Street Festival
8.Wed., August 13th¡VTown Board Meeting, 7:00 p.m. atRecCenter(NO WORKSHOP MEETING IN AUGUST)
Councilwoman Greene added that onJune 10thfrom 6-9 p.m. FEMA and DEC will be giving a presentation onFLOODING at the Rec Center,
all who live in flood plain are invited toattend. FEMA will have the
re-mappedflood plains maps; she stated that the Town will have to pass a
new ordinance tomake flood insurance available to affected residents.
asked aboutthe billboard on the truck in Maple Hill; Supervisor
McDonough stated that it isa legal matter being looked at therefore can
not be discussed in a publicforum.
AUDIT OF BILLS:
GENERAL FUND VOUCHER¡¦S #515-549TOTALING $16,421.37
HIGHWAY FUND ¡§ #112-115 ¡§ $ 965.18
SEWER FUND ¡§ # 82-86 ¡§ $ 864.26
WATER FUND ¡§ # 79-82 ¡§ $ 2,054.62
A motion was made by CouncilmanMinissali to pay bills; seconded by Councilman Gallagher. Roll Vote: 5 Yeses.
A motion was made by CouncilmanGallagher to adjourn at 8:53 p.m.; seconded by Councilwoman Greene.