Town Board

August 6, 2019



Personnel: Human Resources

Litigation and Negotiation: Assessor, Town Attorney



1. Announcements

NYSEG rate hike: The PSC will hold a hearing 8in Yorktown on September 5 on a requested rate increase


Pines Bridge Monument: The town expects to receive the promised state grant that will reimburse the town for the money it laid out.  It was explained that one reason for the delay in receiving the money is that the final location for the monument differed from what was originally proposed.


Road paving: Mr. Paganelli reported that this seasonís paving program has been completed.


Grants: Supervisor Gilbert reviewed the list of recently submitted grant applications totaling about $2.5 million. (See summary of 7/23/2019 meeting for a description of the grants.)


2. Courtesy of the Floor

Tree Law: Linda Miller, representing Advocates for a Better Yorktown, commented on the possible changes to the law that were discussed at the July 23 meeting. She stressed the importance of keeping in the protections for woodlands and requiring mitigation when there was an unavoidable loss of trees and/or woodlands. She also asked the board to clarify the possible exemption of half acre lots.


Mohegan Lake. Ken Belfer, head of the Mohegan lake Improvement District, advised the board that in its ongoing efforts to eliminate the algae bloom problem, the group is exploring a different treatment that has been successful in Lake Peekskill in Putnam County. He also reported that the DEC alum pilot project was not successful but that the group is reviewing the data to see if part of the problem may have been too low a dose of alum.  The high July temperatures may also have hindered the success of the project.


Summit Hill. A resident of Jefferson Village again stated her opposition to the proposed multi family rental project.


3. Selected resolutions

Adaptive playground at Granite Knolls.  The board officially accepted a $250,000 reimbursable state grant that will be used to construct an inclusive playground suitable for all children and transferred $250,000 from the fund balance to pay for the project.


Organizational Chart. The board approved an organizational chart. (A copy of the chart is included in the online agenda.)


Pump stations. The board approved the expenditure of $18,001 for the removal and disposal of contaminated materials at the Jefferson Park pump station.


Water Department. The board authorized a $292,526 budget transfer from the Water Districtís fund balance to pay for 2018 administrative costs to the Joint Water Works that was not billed in 2018.