Part II: Regular Board Meeting
November 20, 2012
1. Hurricane Sandy certificates of merit
The Board gave out a series of certificates of appreciation to staff members, volunteers, and Con Ed and NYSEG for their efforts during and after the storm.
2. FEMA and SBA presentation
Representatives of FEMA and the SBA explained what assistance was available from their agencies. The SBA representative made a point of saying that even though the federal agency’s name is “Small Business Administration,” the agency also provide assistance to homeowners and renters. More information is available by calling FEMA at 800-621-FEMA (3362) or TTY 800-462-7585 or visiting the Disaster Recovery Center at the County Center in White Plains. The deadline for filing assistance applications f is December 31, 2012.
4. Bid awards
a. Electrical. On this rebid, the bid was awarded to P&M Electric, the company that has the current contract. The one year contract can be extended, under the same terms, for two additional one year extensions. (Note: The hourly rate for the new bid is approximately $7 higher per hour more than the existing contract that could have been extended for an additional year; instead the Board voted to advertise for new bid proposals.)
b. Welding. The bid was awarded to AirGas East, the only company that submitted a bid.
4. Selected resolutions. The following resolutions were passed unanimously
a. The existing bid for Stone, Gravel and Concrete was extended for an additional year.
b. The Board approved a collective bargaining agreement for January, 2010 through December, 2014 for the Superior Officers Association (non PBA police officers). The details were not discussed.
c. Authorized the supervisor to sign an agreement with the Yorktown Volunteer Ambulance Corps for the storage of a fly car for advanced life support services. (Note: the Town pays YVAC a “rental” fee for this service. Although the Town has been paying this fee for many years, it was discovered earlier this year that there was no current agreement and the monthly payments stopped.)
d. Authorized the supervisor to engage Jacobs Civil Consultants to analyze the traffic impacts of a pending site plan for an expansion of the Faith Bible Church. The cost will be reimbursed by the applicant.
e. Authorize the supervisor to apply for a federal EPA Brownfields-Area wide Planning Grant for the redevelopment of the highway garage site. Supervisor Grace said that no Town matching funds were required. (Note: During Courtesy of the Floor, the CIY observer writing these notes raised the issue of the Town submitting a second grant application related to the site even though there has, to date, been no general Board discussion , or vote, indicating that a majority of the Board supported the supervisor’s plan to relocate the highway garage.)
f. Lowered the gallonage threshold for charging residents who had unusually large water bills after new meters were installed.
g. Advertised for bids for a transfer switch for town hall.
h. Not on the agenda, approved overtime for police officers for the December 1 holiday parade. The amount of overtime was not discussed.
5. Resolution withdrawn
A proposed resolution from the town attorney’s office to remove three Mohegan Lake dock lots from the 2008 foreclosure proceeding was withdrawn as it was presented in error; the Board intends to take ownership of the three dock lots.
6. Meeting request
Town Clerk Roker passed on to the Board a petition from the Hadassah organization requesting a meeting with the Board regarding a subject which she appeared not to want to make known.