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Minerva Board Packet 030713

Minerva Board Packet 030713

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Town of Minerva Regular Meeting March 7, 2013
Town of Minerva Board Meeting Packet 
 March 7, 2013
 Regular Meeting 
Pledge of AllegianceRoll CallMinutes of Meetings of February 21, 2013Public Comment
Supervisor’s Report
 Financial Report-February Financial Report-Operating Statement-Bank Reconciliation
Highway Superintendent’s Report
 Department Reports NY Safe ActPublic CommentCouncilmen CommentsAdjournment
Town of Minerva
Sue Montgomery Corey, Supervisor Stephen McNally, CouncilmanEric Klippel, CouncilmanKeith Dubay, CouncilmanDavid LaBar, CouncilmanBruce McGinn, Highway SuperintendentDiana Mason, Town Clerk
PO Box 937,5 Morse Memorial HighwayMinerva, NY 12851518-251-2869 (phone)518-251-5136 (fax)http://www.townofminerva.com 
Public service is a privilege. Thankyou for allowing us to serve you.
Thank you for attending tonight’s
town board meeting. We will holdtwo public comment periods. Thefirst, at the beginning of the meeting,will be limited to 10 minutes. Thesecond, at the end of the meeting,will be as long as it needs to be.Public comment, like public service, isa privilege. Thank you in advance forsharing your questions and concernsand for respecting your neighbors whoare here as a member of the public oras a member of the board.The Town of Minerva reserves theright to enter into executive sessionsto consider issues allowable under theNew York State Open Meetings Law.We will do our best to schedule thoseat the end of the meeting for theconvenience of those attending.There may be times when it will beprudent for us to enter executivesession earlier in the evening. Weapologize in advance for anyinconvenience that this may cause tothose attending our meetings.
Town of Minerva Regular Meeting March 7, 2013
Council Members
 David LaBar Steve McNally Keith Dubay Eric Klippel 
Town of minerva
, New York 12851-0937Telephone (518) 251-2869
Fax (518) 251-5136
TDD# 711
 Town Supervisor
Sue Montgomery Corey
 Town Clerk
  Diana Mason
Highway Superintendent
  Bruce McGinn
Supervisor’s Report
 February 22-March 7, 2013
Hard copy of most of the reports and items summari
zed in the Supervisor’s Report are available for public
inspection in the blue binder outside the Main Office of Town Hall during regular working hours and at other times when the Town Hall is open for meetings. For questions concerning any of these items, please contactSupervisor Sue Montgomery Corey at 518/251-2869 or  Minerva.supervisor@frontiernet.net. 
 Dam Reporting.
I am continuing to work on theDam reporting and inspection issues and havecontacted two dam safety engineers concerning thematter.
 Annual Report.
The Town’s 2012 Annual Report
was submitted prior to the March 1 deadline and isavailable outside the main office.
Transfer Station
. We are continuing to work withRegional Computer Recycling and Recovery to setup the e-waste system. They are expected to visiton Friday with additional bins. During the month of February, the Transfer Station Reported two trash pick-ups of 8.5 tons and 10.5 tons, one e-waste pick-up and the collection of $75 in constructiondebris.
 Animal Control.
Our Animal Control Officer, BobFoote, will be meeting with the state inspector for his annual review on March 12.
Youth Commission
. The Youth Commission was postponed due to weather. The next meeting willoccur on March 27. The Town received its youth program permitting packet from the NYS Dept. of Health.
 Parks and Recreation.
Rob is continuing work onthe ice rink and rebuilding the rafts for the beach.We expect that the first of the two rafts will becompleted this week.At this meeting, I will ask the board to authorize theTown to advertise for a concession operator for Donnelly Beach. This is something that we doevery year.
State Land Purchase.
The Town held its second public meeting on the state land purchase on March5. The five towns involved in the purchase will bemeeting
 Planning and Zoning 
. Local Law # 1 expanding thesize of the planning board from 5 to 7 has been filedwith the Secretary of State. At the March meetingthe Planning Board reviewed a preliminary presentation by Dave & Mary LaBar to build a softice cream stand at 79 Longs Hill Road.
. Chairman Douglas has appointed acommittee to consider resolutions regarding theamendment or repeal of the Gun Law. We expectto hear a presentation by Sheriff Cutting on thismatter at the March 18 special meeting where thiswill be discussed. I had invited Sheriff Cutting toattend our March 7 meeting to talk with the TownBoard and the public about the gun law and the
concerns that the Sheriff’s Association has with it.
He advised me on March 4 that he would beunavailable to attend due to a prior commitment. Ihave invited him to join us on March 21.Chairman Douglas has also set up a new systemwhereby individual supervisors will be responsiblefor monitoring individual county agencies to ensurethat the board is aware of the issues and challenges
Town of Minerva Regular Meeting March 7, 2013
3facing the departments. I have been assigned toSocial Services and Transportation.
Contracts and Agreements
Hudson Headwaters
. Received contract for  physicals at a cost of DOT ($137) and Regular ($100) physicals.
I received an e-mail from David McNally
concerning Minerva’s 200
birthday which is slatedfor March 17, 2017. He urges the Town Board andthe Historical Society to begin planning for theevent soon to allow enough time for fundraising and planning.I received a letter from Robert Sherwood on behalf of the Minerva Central School Girls Softball program requesting permission to use BrannonField from the Middle of March to the end of Junefor daily practices and games. The students are
covered under the school’s liability insurance while
 participating on the Brannon Little League site.I received an email from Dave requesting approvalfor a new service for water at a new address, 79Longs Hill Rd.
Upcoming Events/Meetings
National Grid.
National Grid will have anemergency preparedness meeting for local officialsin Malta on March 12. I am planning to attend.
The Justice reports were received for February 2013 with a total reported amount$1,295.00.

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