November 19, 2013
1. Announcements/Sewer smoke tests
The town will be conducting smoke tests through the sewer lines beginning December 2 in order to detect sump pumps and roof leaders that are illegally connected to the sewer lines.
Tommy Gallello. Upgraded from maintenance man repair to caretaker in the library
Paul Colarusso: Upgraded from laborer in Town Buildings to machnie equipment operator (MEO) in the Highway Department
Carl DeLuca: Upgraded from laborer to water maintenance worker II in the Water Department.
Sandra Norman: Retired as librarian
3. Winery at St. George/Public hearing on amended site plan
The Board open and closed a public hearing on the amended site plan. After Supervisor Grace explained the reason for the amended plan, the only other person who spoke was Jeff Econom, the applicantís engineer.
After closing the hearing, the Board voted unanimously to approve the plan which will pave the way for the applicant to get a Certificate of Occupancy. Mr. Econom advised the Board that the conditions in last yearís approval resolution relating to work that needed to be done on the site have been addressed and that all outstanding issues have been resolved. The approval allows the church to be used for a restaurant or for other similar uses as shown on the approved site plan.
In a related matter, and at Mr. Economís request, the Board will send a letter to the state DOT indicating that it has no objection to the state selling the parcel of land along Route 6 to the Winery. The letter is being requested by the DOT.
4. CSEA contract
The Board approved a new contract with the CSEA covering the years 2012-2015 that includes the following raises:
2012: 1.5% lump sum payment
2013: 1.5% increase on base salary
2014: 1.75% increase on base salary
2015: 1.75% increase on base salary
The increases will cost the town approximately $161,000 a year for 2012 and 2013, $191,000 for 2014 and $194,000 for 2015. The contract reduces workers compensation benefits for new hires.
In approving the contract, Supervisor Grace praised the town work force, adding that the town has an obligation to be fair to its employees and to treat them well.
5. Selected resolutions, passsed unaniimously
a. Parks Department. A bid was awarded for $10,760 for printing two progam brochures during 2014.
b. Information Technology Services. The bid for Sullivan Data Services to provide IT services was extended for another two years at a cost of $63,100 per year.
c. Budget transfers from the general fund fund balance were approved for:
-- $83,000 for a generator in the YCCC
-- $168, 216 for the repair of the Greenwood Street bridge culvert
d. Granted Hudson Valley Hospital permission to display a banner across Veterans Road in January.
State Land rezoning request
A decision statement on the request, shown in the Tentative Agenda, was pulled from the agenda by late Tuesday afternoon. No \explanation was given.