NEWCOMB The Newcomb Town Board held its twice-monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. at the Newcomb Town Hall.
First on the agenda was the audit of claims for the approval of the General fund Abstracts which includes the following; the Highway, the Water and Sewer, for Buildings, for Camp Santanoni, and the Golf Course. They were all approved by the Town Board. Next on the agenda, Herb Chatzky, who organizes concerts in Newcomb, submitted a letter for approval for funds to organize the 2008 season. The funds were approved for $2,000.
Next, the Town Board approved to renew their membership into the Essex County Historical Society. Then the Board approved a golf certificate for Corinth Dollars for Scholars Foundation which is holding a golf tournament, Saturday September 15th, at Brookhaven Golf Club in South Corinth.
Next, a resolution was made in support of the justice court assistance program not to exceed $20,000. Then approval was made to pay Home Depot materials for replacement of windows at the Medical Center at the cost of $5,700.00.
Bob Bearor put in his resignation as Animal Control Officer and it was accepted and Lorinda Marconi was approved as the new Animal Control Officer.
Then legal requirements for recycling at the landfill were discussed. A payment for a luncheon was approved that is to be served at the dedication of the restoration of the Camp Santanoni boathouse. It is to take place Friday, September 21st, at 2:00p.m. Next, there was an adaptation of base percentages, current percentages and current and adjusted base proportions RPTL Article 19 better known as the Homestead Act which was approved. Then approval was made for the authorization to apply to renew the food service permit at the High Peaks Golf Course.
George Canon, Town Supervisor, asked for approval to send a letter to the Goodnow Flow Association telling them that the town would take over their dam. This is because the Goodnow Flow Association desires to seek the creation of a special tax district in connection with the rehabilitation of the spillway and dam on Goodnow Flow. The Association intends to use the tax district as the means to finance the cost of its dam rehabilitation.
Next, Canon and Mike Tracy, Town Councilman, went to a seminar on Human Management Assessment for employees. They received a lot of good ideas and plan to put some of them to use for the town employees. Canon said that the water and sewer status hasnt changed and he is still waiting for assessment reports and a seismatic testing on the water. The 2008 budget preparation for soil and salt removal was also discussed.
Canon said he received a letter from the Adirondack Park Agency that unanimously approved the amendments proposed by the Town of Newcomb for itsZoning and Site Plan Review Local Law. The letter also directed Agency Staff to continue to provide technical assistance to the Town of Newcomb in its local land use plan and coordinate on the review of projects with regional significance. On that note, Canon provided a letter from the Nature Conservancy in which they discussed the concerns of the town and Newcomb School as they decide the ultimate disposition of the Finch-Pruyn & Co. lands they acquired. The A.P.A. also approved a subdivision on James D. West property.
Canon acknowledged al letter was sent to the Health Department discussing issues that were brought up concerning the Newcomb Youth Program. Also, the Youth Program discussed with George Hurlburt, Town Councilman, that they would like to purchase a new sunfish and have storage and racks built for the boats. The cost would be $7,700.00. Next, there was a discussion on the development of the playground project and that it should be built before the fall. Mark Yandon, Highway Superintendent , asked permission to get rid of some trees by the ice-skating rink so there is more room for sledding.
Finally, there was a request for a remote control door opener for the new garage that is being built. Since the door is 11ft. by 12 ft., it would be difficult to open it. The meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m. and the next meeting will be September 11 at 7 p.m.