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1970-01-08 Regular Meeting January 8, 1970 Present: Gerald B. Solomon Supervisor Lloyd Demboski Councilman John D. Austin, Jr. Councilman Harold Robillard Councilman Hammond Robertson, Jr. Councilman Attorney Harold Katz was also present. The meeting was called to order at 8:00 P.M. -- The following visitors were greeted by the Supervisor: Carl Garb, Superintendent of Highways Edward Waters, Dog Warden Herbert E. Corlew, Jr. , Deputy Superintendent of Highways Thomas Flaherty, Water Superintendent Gilbert Schlierer, Chief of Police LeRoy Phillips, Asst. Building Inspector Tony Daggett, W.W.S.C. Radio Station Florence Mcllvaine, Reporter, Post Star Barbara Houghton, League of Women Voters Ronald Fish, visitor Pliney Tucker, visitor Eugene Lucia, visitor Jack Baker, Parsons Ford, visitor Robert Kelly, visitor Anthony Giamis, visitor Karen Giamis, visitor Martin Oudekerk, visitor Sara Lynn Oudekert visitor Stephen Miller, visitor Rodney Faubel, Carswell Motors, visitor The public hearing was declared opened on the application of Anthony and Karen Giamis fDr a temporary permit to locate a mobile home at 58 Cronin Road. Proof of publication was presented and read aloud by the clerk. Supervisor Solomon requested a voice of opinion from any persons present either in favor of or in opposition to the granting of the permit in ques- tion. Marine Sgt. Giamis told the board he will leave February 7th for a year' s assignment overseas and wishes to bring the trailer here from Camp Lejeune as a home for his wife and family during his absence. The public hearing was closed at 8 :10 P.M. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY PERMIT FOR MOBILE HOME RESOLUTION No. 30, introduced by Mr. Robillard, seconded by Mr. Austin. WHEREAS, Anthony Giamis of P.O. Box 308, Hubert, North Carolina has made application in accordance with paragraph 2b Section 4, of an ordiance of the Town of Queensbury entitled : ORDINANCE FOR THE REGULATION OF MOBILE HOMES and MOBILE HOME COURTS IN THE TOWN OF QUEENSBURY, WARREN COUNTY, NEW YORK, to locate a mobile home outside of a duly licensed mobile home court at property situated on 58 Cronin Road, and WHEREAS, it is hereby determined that the facts presented in said appli- cation are sufficient to authorize the issuance of the permit requested by said application, therefore be it RESOLVED, that pursuant to the provisions of the above mentioned ordinance, temporary permission is hereby given to Anthony Giamis of P.O. Box 308, Hubert, N.C. to locate a mobile home outside of a licensed mobile home court for a pperiod of one year at property situated at 58 Cronin Road, Town of Queensbury, and that the Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to issue such permit in accordance with the terms and conditions of said or- diance. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard and Mr. Solomon. Noes - Mr. Robertson. 358 The opening of bids for the purchase of three (3) new 1970 gasoline driven dump trucks with fit-8-engines, was declared open at this time. The clerk presented proof of publication for equipment to be purchased. The clerk proceeded to open the following bids: Carswell Trucks, Inc. Total each unit - $5686.85 -3- $17,060.55 less Fleet Discount _ 1,446.55 $15,614.00 Allowance for trades: 1963 International Dump Truck 350.00 1963 Chevrolet Dump Truck 700.00 $14$ 64.00 Option: Power lock rear axle-$156.00 per unit Parsons of Glens Falls,, Inc. Retailed delivered price for 3 units $17,118.36 Allow. for 63 Chev & 63 IHC 3.062.00 Net delivered price for 3 units 14,056.36 In your specs you failed to mention whether you wanted equal lock rear axles. If you do want the equal lock included it will cost the additional $127.00 per unit or a total of $381.00 additional. Or a net delivered price of 3 Units including the equal locks of $14,437.36. Ford Garage Company Inc. (3) 1970 Dodge D300 $17 ,427.42 Allowance - ' 63 Chev ' 63 IHC 2.997.42 Net delivered price $14,430.00 The Non-Collusive Certification required of all bidders was attached to each of the three (3) above bids. The bids were given to Carl Garb, Superintendent of Highways, for con sideration. Supervisor Solomon reported he had just received the Glens Falls Area Transportation Feasibility Study and said that after review, it would probably be discussed at the next meeting. Supervisor Solomon read a letter from Donald A Chase stating that he was resigning from the Queensbury Recreation Commission effective December 31, 19699 The monthly report of the Police Department was received and placed on file. The following annual report of the Police Department was received and placed on file: 3 359 POLICE DEPARTMENT To Hon. Town Board: ACTIVITY REPORT OF QUEENSBURY POLICE DEPT. FOR YEAR 1969 Total Calls Answered----------------------------- -2234 GrandLarceny---------------------------25 PetitLarceny---------------------------40 Criminal 'Mischief------------------------57 Burglary ----------------24 Fraudulent Checks-----------------------15 Harassment------------------------------23 Criminal Trespass-----------------------29 Local Ordinance-------------------------60 Auto Theft---------- -----7 FireCalls------------------------------37 Prowler---------------------------------13 Escorts---------------------------------88 Missing Persons-------------------------32 Assists to Other Police Depts-----------36 TotalCriminal Arrests---------------------------------121 Assault---------------------8 Burglary--------------------9 Criminal Mischief----------18 Criminal Trespass-----------2 Contempt--------------------1 Vehicle and Traffic Summons Fraud Checks----------------3 Issued-----------------------175 Harassment-----------------13 Aggravated Harassment-------1 Grand Larceny---------------7 Grand Larceny (Auto)--------4 Petit Larceny---------------5 1-- Intoxication----------------4 Filing False Police Report--1 Sexual Abuse----------------2 Unlawful Dealing with Child-1 Possesion of Stolen Propertyl Driving While Intox---------9 Other V&T Misdemeanors-----18 Local Ordinance------------14 Accidents Investigated---------------------------------184 Property Damage---------------122 Personal Injury----------------62 Total Mileage Traveled----------------------------------109,000 miles Value of property recovered-------------------$14,280.00 Total Fees Collected--------------------------$ 278.00 Respectfully Submitted GILBERT A. SCHLIERER Chief of Police 360 Councilman Robillard, on behalf of the Board, commended Police Chief Gilbert Schlierer for a fine record in his first year as chief of the full-time department. The entire Board seconded the commendation of Police Chief Schlierer. The following annual report of Mountainside Free Library was received and placed on file: Mountainside Free Library R.F.D. #1, Lake George, N.Y. , 12845 Jan. 1, 1969 thru Dec. 31, 1969 FINANCIAL REPORT BOOKS Expenditures Receipts Bookazine Co. , Inc. $301.32 Unexpended Balance 580.67 Doubleday & Company 28.21 State Grant 270.00 Baker & Taylor Co. 37.86 Town Grant 200.00 Readers Dig. Cond. Bks. 14. 12 State Equip. Grant 300.00 American Heritage 12.50 Gifts 116.29 Nat. Geo. Soc. 3.30 Doubleday Book Club 30.50 Literary Guild 46.00 Total Receipts $1466.96 $473. 71 PERIODICALS Total Expenditures 1013.51 Todays Health 2.98 Newsweek 10.00 Balance on hand $ 453.45 Saturday Review 8.00 U. S. News & World Reports 12.00 Sports Illustrated 9.00 Good Housekeeping 2.97 Consummers Report 6.00 Chairman: Horn Book Ma.g. 6.00 Mrs. Robert Henry Amer. Lib. Assoc. 2.00 R.D. #1 Assembly Pt. INSURANCE 58.95 Lake George, N.Y. , 12845 Saratoga Co. Mut.Fire Ins.30.00 30.00 BANK SERVICE First Nat. Bk. of G.F. 5. 18 5.18 LIB. SUPPLIES & EQUIP. Adirondack Chair Co. (Bookcases) 314.32 Demco Co. (Cat.Cards) 14.65 328.97 LIBRARIAN Expenses 15.00 15.00 MAINTENANCE Niagara Mohawk Power 18.00 Petrolane NE Gas Ser. 21.20 Crandell-Snow Removal 10.00 Vaughn-Cleaning Ser. 37.50 Vaughn-Old Shelf Rem. 15.00 103.70 Total Expenditures $1013.51 Respectfully Irma E. Fuchslocher, was. 361 The following annual report of Queensbury Cemetery Commission was received and placed on file: ANNUAL REPORT 1969 CEMETERY COMMISSION- TOWN OF QUEENSBURY Balance January 1 1969 $ 9,120.14 RECEIPTS Sale of Lots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,040.00 Openings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,140.00 Vault Rent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135.00 L Foundations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11201.00 Investment Income - Coupons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205.00 Sale of Property - Quaker Road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000.00 Sale of Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1.145.71 $28,866.71 DISBURSEMENTS Supervisor, Town of Queensbury 75% Sale of Lots. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $ 7 ,530.00 Openings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61140.00 Vault Rent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135.00 Foundations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,201.00 Sale of Logs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1,,145. 71 Io7i Purchase $20,000 U.S. Treasury Notes 8% of May, 1971 20,404.35 Transfer to Savings Account, Glens Falls National Bank & Trust Co. 1,000.00 $37,556.06 Receipts $28,866.71 Disbursements 37,556.06 . -$ 89689.35 Balance 1-1-69 9,120.14 + 430.79 Balance as per Bank Accounts, December 31, 1969 430.79 Investments as of January 1, 1970 $1,000.00 Central New York Power Corp. General Mtg. Bond Due 1974 $1,000.00 General Motors Acceptance Corp. Due 1975 $1,000.00 General Motors Acceptance Corp. Due 1975 $20,000.00 U. S. Treasury Note 8% Due May, 1971 $8,826. 13 Super Savings Account, Glens Falls Nat. Bk. & Trust Co. $10,250.00 Premium Savings Account, The First National Bank of Glens Falls. Initial deposit includes $250.00 interest earned on Certificate of Deposit of $10,000 that matured Feb. 28, 1969 (Signed) F. Cowles, Treas. The monthly report of the Supervisor was received and placed on record. It showed Total Receipts of $85 ,054.97 and Total Disbursements of $106,020.4 362 The following statement was read by Supervisor Solomon. Mr. Solomon noted that the other Board members had not seen this statement. SOLOMON BLASTS KUSHNER FOR PLAYING POLITICS Regarding Mr. Kushner' s statement charging me with a conflict of interest, I would like to here and now issue a challenge to Mr. Kushner to prove his point in court. He has accused me of calling a meeting of the Planning Board during his absence. I present herewith the minutes of that meeting which was called by the Secretary' of' the- Planning Board and attended by two-thirds of the members (more than- required- by law) . This meeting was requested by Mr. Zemanek owner of ' Quaker´┐Ż Village, and I attended this meeting to public- J ally state that I would be- moving my insurance business into Quaker Village and would be glad to- answer any questions from members of the Board, which I did. For the record; Quaker Village was not seeking a variance to do something not allowed by the Zoning Ordinance. They were merely submitting plans for xeview by the Planning Board before being issued a permit. Sub- sequently, the Planning Board unanimously voted approval of the plans and the building was started. I would also like to point out that Quaker Village is one of the most attractive developments in Queensbury and will, upon completion of this next building; bring in tax revenues of $8,000 in school taxes and $4,000 in land taxes which goes a long way toward keeping all of our taxes down. Incidentally, Quaker Village has already created over 100 new jobs in our town and will employ many more before completion. I would like to further state that at the time I was first elected, I disposed of all my property in the town except my home so that I would not become involved in any possible conflict and I will maintain this position as long as I am Supervisor of Town of Queensbury. s Concerning Mr. Kushner' s personal attack on me, I think it can be at- --' tributed to the fact that Mr. Kushner was relieved of his duties of representing our town on the Metropolitan Planning Board for decisions not in the best interest of the town and because of his apparent sympathy for the City of Glens Falls in their efforts to annex a part of our town. I might also point out that Mr. Kushner has been criticized for buying a piece of property on Bay Road just before zoning went into effect and is now operating a non-conforming business in a residential zone which I personally consider highly unethical. My suggestion to Mr. Kushner is that he stop playing politics and spend more time at his job as Chairman of our Planning Board. Supervisor Solomon opened the meeting to the public. Mr. Robert Kelly of 340 Ridge Street was present to discuss the danger posed to school children by the unplowed sidewalk along Ridge Street between Quaker Road and the City limits. Supervisor Solomon said he had met at the scene that morning with County Highway Superintendent Fred Austin and an effort was being made to obtain emergency action. He explained that the sidewalk is on the state right-of-way, that neither state, county nor town plows sidewalks since they are generally considered the responsibility of property owners but held out hope that a solution would be fouad. Mr. Kelly asked also about eliminating the passing zone and changing the speed limit and was told that the town has been urging the state to make the changes for at least two years. "We've butted our heads against the wall," Supervisor Solomon said, mentioning Councilman John Austin' s work on traffic safety. "All we can do is keep up the pressure." 363 Eugene Lucia was given the floor. He said he had been waiting since September for an answer to his question about the status of a mobile home on Bay Road. Supervisor Solomon said an envelope was waiting for him in the town clerk' s office, where, it had been understood he was to call for it. Pliny Tucker was given the floor. He had three questions about money. They referred to a temporary transfer of funds between departments, the disposition of state payments for land-taking, and the town contract with the Lake George Opera Festival. He was assured of the legality of all the transactions. `-" Eugene Lucia then asked that a more specific description of the property where a mobile home was to be located,be used. Stating that just "Bay Road" was insufficient to know where the trailer was to be located. RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE INCREASED HOSPITALIZATION RESOLUTION No. 31, Introduced by Mr. Austin, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Demboski. WHEREAS, the 1970 budget allowed for an increase in hospitalization benefits to Town Employees from the 50/35% Plan to the 100/50% Plan and WHEREAS, it was the intention of this Board to extend this allowance to retirees as well as -active employees, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that effective with the January deduction for March coverage the increased hospitalization plan will be in effect. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None RESOLUTION TO AUTHORIZE -CONTRACT WITH MOUNTAINSIDE FREE LIBRARY RESOLUTION No. 32, Introduced by Mr. Robertson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Robillard. WHEREAS, the 1970 budget of the Town of Queensbury provided for an item of $200.00 to be paid to the Trustees of Mountainside Free Library for library services furnished to the residents of the Town- ship, and WHEREAS, Town Counsel, Harold Katz has approved a contract between the Town of Queensbury and Mountainside Free Library, therefore be it RESOLVED, that this contract between the Town of Queensbury and Mountainside Free Library for furnishing library service to the residents of the Town of Queensbury for the fiscal year 1970 is hereby approved, and be it further - - RESOLVED, that the Supervisor is hereby authorized and directed to execute the contract on hehalf of the Town, and that a copy of such contract duly signed shall be filed with the Town Clerk. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None 364 RESOLUTION TO SET SALARY OF HIGHWAY MECHANIC RESOLUTION No, 33, Introduced by Mr. Robertson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Austin. RESOLVED, that the salary of the Highway Mechanic be established for the year 1970 at $6,400.00. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None RESOLUTION REGARDING PUBLIC OFFICIAL BONDS RESOLUTION No. 34, Introduced by Mr. Demboski, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Austin. RESOLVED, that bonds of the following town officers of the Town of Queensbury are hereby approved as to form, amount, sufficiency of surety and manner of execution, as follows: Number Surety Principal Amount 05-56-30 Glens Falls Insurance Co. James A. Davidson $42000.00 08-08-39 Glens Falls Insurance Co. LeRoy A. Phillips 4,000.00 08-08-40 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Gilbert A. Schlierer 41000.00 08-08-41 Glens Falls Insurance Co. William Mellon 43,000.00 08--08-44 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Betty Eggleston 50,000.00 08-08-46 Glens Falls Insurance Co. John A. Dunn 52000.00 08-08-47 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Herbert E. Corlew 4,000.00 08-08-50 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Thomas K. Flaherty 42000.00 08-08-51 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Gerald B. Solomon 20,000.00 08-08-42 Glens Falls Insurance Co. Carl A. Garb 49000.00 and be it further RESOLVED, that the members of the Town Board sign a certificate to that effect upon each public official bond described. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None RESOLUTION REGARDING ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT OF THE SUPERVISOR RESOLUTION No. 35 , Introduced by Mr. Robertson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Demboski. RESOLVED, that -the Supervisor is hereby permitted and allowed to file a copy of the annual financial report to the Comproller with the Town Clerk on or before March 11 1970, in lieu of filing a separate financial report by February 1st, 1970. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None 865 RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT TRUCK BIDS RESOLUTION No. 36, Introduced by Mr. Robertson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Demboski. WHEREAS, Carl A. Garb, Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Queens- bury has recommended that bids be accepted for the purchase of three (3) new 1970 gasoline driven dump trucks with V-8 engines, and the County Highway Superintendent has approved same and WHEREAS, three (3) bids were received and read aloud at a regular Town . Board meeting held on January 8, 1970, and WHEREAS, it appears that Parsons of Glens Falls Inc. , Town of Queensbury, is the lowest bidder for the three (3) trucks as advertised, therefore be it RESOLVED, that the bid of Parsons of Glens Falls Inc. , is hereby accepted for a net delivered price of $14,437.36 as bid with equal rear locks. Duly adopted by the 'following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None RESOLUTION TO APPROVE AUDIT OF BILLS RESOLUTION NO. 37, Introduced by Mr. Robertson, who moved its adoption, seconded by Mr. Robillard. RESOLVED, that the Audit of Bills as listed in Abstract 70-1 numbered #1 through #136 inclusive and totaling $15,665.98 is hereby approved. Duly adopted by the following vote: Ayes - Mr. Demboski, Mr. Austin, Mr. Robillard, Mr. Robertson and Mr. Solomon. Noes - None On motion the meeting adjourned. Respectfully submitted Donald A. Chase Town Clerk Regular Meeting January 22, 1970 Present: Gerald B. Solomon Supervisor Lloyd Demboski Councilman John D. Austin, Jr. Councilman Harold Robillard Councilman Absent: Hammond- Robertson Jr. Councilman Mr. Robertson was home ill with the flu. Attorney Harold Katz was also present. The meeting was called to order at 8:10 P.M. The following visitors were greeted by the Supervisor: Harwood Beaty Carl Garb, Superintendent of Highways Thomas Flaherty, Water Superintendent Florence Mcllvane, Reporter - Post Star Edward Waters, Dog Warden