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October 21, 2003

 

Town Board Meeting

 

A regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Town Boar= d of the Town of Cortlandt was conducted on Tue= sday, October 21, 2003 in the Vincent F. Nyberg meeting room of the Cortlandt Town Hall= , located at One Heady Stree= t, Cortlandt Manor, N= Y (10567) with the following elected officials and appointed staff in attenda= nce:

 

   &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;       LINDA D. PUGLISI      &n= bsp;               &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Supervisor

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   JOSEPH D. CERRETO     &nb= sp;          &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   FRANCES X. FARRELL     <= span style=3D'mso-tab-count:1'>        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   ANN LINDAU      &= nbsp;            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   JOHN E. SLOAN              &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember

 

Also present:= JO-ANN DYCKMAN      =               &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Town Clerk

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   GLENN CESTARO                      &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Comptroller

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   THOMAS WOOD, ESQ.              &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Town Attorney

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   EDWARD VERGANO      =            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   DOTS/Director

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   ROSEMARIE B. LASHER                      &= nbsp;   DOTS/Asst. to Director

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   KATHLEEN BURLESON            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   DES/D        &= nbsp;   irector

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   JEFF TKACS                     &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   DES/Coor. of Safety & Sec.

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   PETER McMILLAN      = ;              &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Purchasing Dir.

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   CLAUDIA VAHEY            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Human Res. Dir.

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   CATHERINE M. HOFFMAN     &nb= sp;           &= nbsp;   Dep. Town Clerk/Steno.

 

 

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MEETING CALLED to ORDER

Supervisor Puglisi called the meeting to order at 7:30= p.m.

 

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PLEDGE to the FLAG

Supervisor Puglisi said this is a very special meeting= for all Cortlandt residents.  Afte= r ten months of  military service in= Iraq, Lieutenant Colonel Joe Cerreto has returned.  She asked the Town Board members a= nd Town Clerk to approach the podium while Councilmember Cerreto led all in attendance in a Pledge to the Flag.

 

 His wife= , Carol, was introduced, as were his parents, Angelo and  Leena.  While Joe was overseas, he and his= wife became grandparents of Alexander. 

 

Supervisor Puglisi said we are honored to have Joe bac= k with us tonight and are so very grateful that he came home safely.  While on duty in Iraq, he earned a Bronze Star that was displayed by his wife. While he was away, Councilmember Cerreto was kept fully abreast of events in Cortlandt and business before t= he Town Board through air mail freight, Federal Express, e-mail, etc.

 

Today the Supervisor and Councilmember Cerreto spent a= good part of the afternoon at the FDR Veteran’s Hospital in Montrose. Washington, DC is thinking about downsizing or closing up this hospital.  She said that is not going to happ= en.  The Town Board will make every att= empt to keep the facility open.  We= must at all times respect our veterans and understand their need for the services offered in the Montrose hospital. 

 

Supervisor Puglisi presented Councilman Cerreto’= s wife and mother with bouquets of flowers.

 

 

 

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Councilmember Lindau said she is delighted to have Joe= back with his sense of humor and the good balance he brings to the Town Board.  She prays for the safety of all the other troops.

 

Councilmember Farrell joined everyone in welcoming Joe= back, praising his service, along with all the men and women serving our country.=

 

Councilmember Sloan said he often looked at Joe’s vacant chair next to him and wished he was present to offer his wisdom and guidance.  He hopes he brings = some of his last ten month’s experiences to the Town Board and leaves othe= rs safely tucked away.

 

Town Clerk Dyckman wished Joe a welcome home saying th= is will be the first time in ten months that she doesn’t have to say, “Councilman Cerreto, absent.”

 

Chairperson of the Veteran’s Committee, Fremont = Reif, welcomed Joe, saying he was prayed for as well as all the troops serving our country abroad.  He invited th= e Town Board and the general public to the next meeting October 30th at the recent= ly opened New York State veterans’ nursing home at the FDR campus in Montrose.  After the meeting a= nd refreshments there will be a tour of the facility.  Flu shots will then be given to all veterans at the hospital.

 

Supervisor Puglisi asked that the public join the Veterans’ Committee at the Mongero Park on Route 6 at Locust Avenue on Veterans’ Day at 12 noon.

 

A care package was put together for Joe by people from= the community, Veteran’s committee, government employees, senior citizen groups.  He returned before it= was sent and the Supervisor presented it to him at the meeting.

 

Councilmember Cerreto expressed his gratitude for all = the e-mails from Town employees as well as elected officials.  He said there are 150,000 of our p= eople still in Iraq doing a lot of work on the infrastructure of the country whic= h we don’t necessarily hear about.

 

Supervisor Puglisi introduced senior students from Hen= drick Hudson High School who are attending this Town Board meeting to study local government in action.  She sai= d she feels this is a pretty good meeting to observe that.

 

Supervisor Puglisi asked Councilman Cerreto to lead all present in the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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SUPERVISOR= ’S REPORTS on PROJECTS and ISSUES.

Jeff Tkacs said there will be a meeting to recruit additional volunteers to serve in the Disaster Preparedness at Town Hall on October 24th at 10 AM and Oct. 29th a= t 7 PM.

 

He announced the first series of a program entitled “Preparing for the Unexpected”, a Red Cross program of local emergency preparedness at the household and family level.  The program has been modified to m= ake it very specific for Cortlandt residents.&nbs= p; The first series will be held on Thursday, November 6th at 10 AM and repeated the same day at 7 PM.  The second series on Thursday, November 13th at 2 PM and 7 PM.

 

Tuesday, November 25th will be the second annual Ameri= can Red Cross, Westchester Chapter “Emergency Planning and Preparedness Academy.”

 

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ROLL CALL

On a roll call attendance taken by Town Clerk Dyckman,= all Councilmembers indicated their presence.

 

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APPROVAL of MINUTES

Councilmembers Sloan and Cerreto moved that the minute= s of the regular Town Board meeting of September 16, 2003 be approved as present= ed by Town Clerk Dyckman.  All vo= ted AYE.

 

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PUBLIC HEARING

 

(A complete transcript of the following Public Heari= ng is on file in the Office of the Town Clerk.)

 

Reconvene a Public Hearing to consider adopting a resolution with respect to the regulation of residential rents within the T= own of Cortlandt.

 

Town Clerk Dyckman presented and read the Notice of He= aring as had been published in the official Town of Cortlandt newspaper.

 

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order and tur= ned the meeting over to T. Wood, Town Attorney.

 

T. Wood s= aid since the last Town Board meeting, several meetings have been held with both the representatives of the tenants and the representatives of the landlords.  Some good progress= has been made and there are still a few issues that have to be worked through.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  Based on those discussions, the To= wn Attorney recommended that the Public Hearing be adjourned to November 18th.  The landlords have agre= ed to extend the existing moratorium through the end of November.  If agreement can be reached prior = to that he will ask the Town Board to hold a special Town Board meeting so tha= t it can be resolved prior to the 18th.  <= /span>

 

On the agenda this evening is a proposed resolution to activate  the Tenant Advisory = Board and it is hoped there will soon be a meeting of that group scheduled.

 

Supervisor Puglisi said they had hoped to resolve this= issue this evening and she thanked the Amberlands’ residents for their pati= ence and all of the work they are doing on this issue.

 

Councilmember Cerreto moved that the public hearing be= adjourned  to November 18, 2003.  Councilmember Lindau secon= ded the motion.  All voted AYE.

 

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (agenda items only)

Speaker:  Jack Pettersen, Washington St., Cortlandt Manor.

Subject:   Proposed Tamarack Sewer Dist= rict.

 

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BID REPORTS

Councilmember Lindau moved that the following item be removed from the agenda, that the second item be amended and the resolution= s be adopted.  Councilmember Farrell seconded the motion.

 

REMOVED FROM AGENDA - Receive and file and reject b= ids opened August 29, 2003 for “Water Meters and Radio Units” and authorize DOTS to seek invitations to bid a pilot program for installation = of water meters. 

 

AMENDED as follows:  Receive and file bids opened October 17, 2003 and award a contract w= ith respect to the Westchester Avenue and Eighth Street drainage project and authorize DOTS to seek requests for proposals for engineering services and invitations to bid with respect to a retention pond.

 

RESOLUTION  NO. 302–03 – RE:  Award a contract for the Westchester Avenue and Eighth Street draina= ge project and authorize DOTS to seek requests for proposals for engineering services and invitations to bid with respect to a retention pond.

 

There was no discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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REPORTS

Councilmembers Farrell and Cerreto moved to authorize = the following monthly reports be received and ordered filed:<= /p>

 

April, 2003      <= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>     -  DES/Recreation.<= /p>

August, 2003       -  DOTS/Water.

September, 2003 -  DES/ Office of Aging, DOTS/Water, Receiver of Taxes, Town

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           Clerk and Town Justices.

 

There was no discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

 

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OLD BUSINESS

Correspondence:

 

Councilmember Cerreto moved that the following documen= ts be received and ordered filed and the resolutions be adopted where indicated,  seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

 

Letter from Westchester County regarding drainage i= ssues on O’Connor Court, Montrose.

 

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Town Clerk’s certification of the September 2= 3, 2003 referendum approving a Service Award Program for members of the Cortla= ndt Community Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

 

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OLD BUSINESS, (cont.)

Report from DES on “no parking” signs on Quaker Bridge Road.  (Request = of D. Bachman.)

 

RESOLUTION NO. 303–03 – RE:  Amend the Vehicle and Traffic Code= to provide “no parking” signs on Quaker Bridge Road between house numbers 99 and 124.

 

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Report from DES regarding the “driver feedback” sign on Locust Avenue.&nbs= p; (Request of K. and J. McLoughlin.)

 

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Report from DES regarding O’Connor Court pavi= ng repairs.  (C. Notrica)

 

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Report from DOTS in response to a Scenic Hudson let= ter and possible purchase of riverfront property.

 

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Report from DOTS with respect to the Hollowbrook Lake.  AMENDED TO refer also to Comptroller.

 

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Report from DOTS re. proposed Quarry Acres/Panas ar= ea sewer project.

 

RESOLUTION NO. 304–03 – RE:  Authorize DOTS to conduct an in-ho= use engineering evaluation and schedule an informational hearing thereon.

 

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Status report from DOTS on the 2003 resurfacing pro= gram.

 

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Petition from commuters opposing elimination of the= 7:39 AM train that originates at the Cortlandt train station.

 

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Sprout Brook ashpit water quality monitoring report= from Westchester County for April to June, 2003.

 

There was no further discussion, all voted AYE.

 

 

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NEW BUSINESS

Correspondence.

 

Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell moved that the follo= wing items of business be received and ordered filed:

 

Letter from William Zutt dated September 11, 2003 representing Frank Rice with respect to amending Resolution No. 223-03 in reference to contractors’ yards  Refer, also, to DOTS and the Legal Department.

 

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Letter from Thomas Hughes dated September 23, 2003 representing Delbert Tompkins with respect to property located on Croton Av= enue and Route 202.  Refer, also to DOTS.  AMENDED TO refer to the= Town Assessor, Legal Department, Open Space Committee and NYS Dept. of Transportation.

 

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Letter from Walter Lancaster dated September 18, 20= 03 with respect to the Van Cortlandtville Cemetery.  Refer, also, to the legal departme= nt and DES.

 

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Letter from Mario Ruggiero with respect to speeding= on Watch Hill Road.  Refer to DES, Traffic Safety Committee and State and County Police Departments.

 

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Letter from Natalie Furfaro regarding use of Letteri Field.  Refer to DES.

 

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Letter from Richard Sarcone, Jr. regarding use of O= riole Lane field for youth soccer.  = Refer to DES.

 

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E-mail from Barbara Hill with respect to the “clayhole” on Riverview Road.&= nbsp; Refer, also, to DOTS.

 

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Letter from Gull Manor Homeowners Association with respect to activity at  Cynthi= a Road deadend.  Refer to State and C= ounty police departments.

 

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Petition from Triglia Development Corporation re. proposed Roundtop at Montrose Sewer District. Refer to DOTS.

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Letter from Nick Cucchiarella with respect to site distance issues and littering in the area of Route 9A and South Mt. Pass.  AMENDED TO refer to NYS Police and DOTS/Code Enforcement.

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NEW BUSINESS, (cont..)

Letter from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and His= toric Preservation advising the Town that the Aaron Copland House has been listed= on the National Register of Historic Places.

 

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi congratulated = the Copland House officials saying this has been a project close to her heart f= or many years.  Aaron Copland was= a foremost American composer who resided for the last thirty years of his lif= e in the Town of Cortlandt and other composers now utilize his homestead.  It takes a long process to obtain = recognition by the National Register of Historic Places.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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RESOLUTIONS

(All resolutions adopted at this meeting are to be found in full context affixed= to the original document.)

 

Councilmembers Farrell and Sloan moved to adopt the following resolutions:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 305–03 – RE:  Appoint James Lindsey as an Administrative Intern for the Assessors’ Office.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 306–03 – RE:  Authorize amending the Temporary S= ervice List.

 

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RESOLUTION NO.&nbs= p; 307–03 – RE:  Appoint Ivan Kline as a member of the Planning Board to fill a vacan= cy.

 

Discussion:  The Supervisor introduced Mr. Kli= ne, who was present in the audience.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 308–03 – RE:  Authorize adoption of a Town Diver= sity Policy.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 309–03 – RE:  Authorize an Intermunicipal Agreem= ent with Westchester County to provide remote access to the County Clerk’s Land and Legal Records.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 310–03 – RE:  Authorize an agreement with SPCA of Westchester for animal services.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

Councilmembers Sloan and Cerreto moved that the follow= ing resolutions be adopted and those indicated be removed:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 311–03 – RE:  Authorize DOTS to apply for a gran= t with respect to detecting and analyzing stormwater discharge through the NYS Stormwater Phase II Implementation Program.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 312–03 – RE:  Authorize a letter of intent to participate in a grant application with respect to a County-wide public education effort on stormwater issues.

 

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REMOVED FROM AGENDAAuthorize DOTS to award a request for proposal with respect to engineering services for the proposed Broadway Streetscape Project.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 313–03 – RE:  Authorize DOTS to perform addition= al evaluations with respect to drainage in the area of Lake Meahagh.

 

*****Clerk’s note:  The action taken under = this resolution was incorporated in Res. No. 302-02;  therefore, there is no Resolution = No. 313-03.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 314–03 – RE:  Authorize work change orders for t= he Conklin East Sewer District.

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RESOLUTION NO. 315–03 – RE:  Authorize consulting services for = the Master Plan and Open Space.

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RESOLUTION NO. 316–03 – RE:  Authorize DOTS to seek bids for demolition of a structure located on Craft Lane.

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RESOLUTION NO. 317–03 – RE:  Receive and file the map, plan and report from DOTS for the proposed Tamarack Sewer District and schedule a Pu= blic Hearing for November 18, 2003 to consider same.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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Councilmember Cerreto moved that the following resolut= ions be adopted and that certain resolutions be removed or amended, as indicated, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

 

REMOVED FROM AGENDA – Authorize a letter in s= upport of the concept of an affordable housing project known as Jacobs Hill Crossi= ng to be forwarded to Westchester County.

 

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

RESOLUTION NO. 318–03 – RE:  Authorize support for Westchester = Crime Stoppers per their request dated September 9, 2003.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 319–03 – RE:  Award a request for proposals for installation of security lighting at various Town locations.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 320–03 – RE:  Amend Resolution No. 20-03 to incl= ude Union State Bank as a Town Depository.

 

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RESOLUTION  NO. 321–03 – RE:  Authorize DES/Recreation to proceed with conceptual plans for teen activities at the community space located at the Town Center.

 

Discussion:  The Supervisor and Councilmember Sloan recently spoke with seniors at Walter Panas High School who mentioned= the need for a place where their age group can gather in Cortlandt.  The Town has leased to them 4,000 = square feet of commercial space at the Cortlandt Town Center, (next to the movie theater.)  The Town is working= with some teens to make possible a place for students ages 16- 18 years and said= any teen interested in assisting in this project should contact her office.

 

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REMOVED FROM AGENDA – Authorize a Professional Service Agreement for up-dating the Town’s Tax Maps.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 322–03 – RE:  Authorize consulting services and = the purchase of software for implementation of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

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RESOLUTION NO. 323–03 – RE:  Authorize an Early Retirement Ince= ntive Program for Town employees.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 324̵= 1;03 – RE:  Schedule a Specia= l Town Board Meeting for Monday, October 27, 2003 to:   1.)  Receive and file the 2004 Tentativ= e Budget and schedule a Public Hearing to consider same on December 9, 2003.  2.)  Authorize a letter in support of the concept of an affordable housing project known as Jacobs Hill Crossing to be forwarded to Westchester County= .

There was no additional discussio= n.  All voted AYE.

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Councilmember Lindau moved that t= he following items of business be added to the agenda.  Councilmember Farrell seconded the motion.   All voted AYE.

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Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell then moved that the following documents be received and ordered filed:=

Memo from Ray Reber with respect to the water meter replacement project.

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Report from DOTS on pro= posed planned Village development and Special Permit requested by Wilder Balter Partners, LLC.

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Report from DOTS pertai= ning to drainage issues at Cortlandt Chase.

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Report from DOTS on the right-of-way located off Frances Drive and=   a request to purchase.  Refer to MID for comments and DOTS to consider environmental issues.

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Letter  from Cortway Apartments, Ltd. dated October 7, 2003 requesting an exception to the building moratorium.   

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Letter from Linell Clar= k dated October 13, 2003 requesting a stop sign at the intersection of Helena Avenue and High Street.  Refer to DES= , DOTS and the Traffic Safety Committee.

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Letter from NYS DEC dat= ed October 15, 2003 regarding corrective measures at the Sprout Brook Ashfill.=

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Letters/petitions from Cortlandt Interfaith Clergy Group and St. Augustine’s Vestry in suppo= rt of affordable housing units in the Cortlandt area.  Refer to Master Plan Zoning Commit= tee.

There was no discussion.  All voted AYE.

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RESOLUTIONS

Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell= moved that the following resolutions be adopted:

RESOLUTION NO. 325̵= 1;03 – RE:  Appoint members t= o the Tenant/Landlord Advisory Board.

 

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

Discussion:  Councilmember Farrell said it is understood that representatives of various groups would be appointed.  The Town Attorney concurred and explained the composition of the membership on the board.

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RESOLUTION NO. 326̵= 1;03 – RE:  Authorize amending Resolution No. 262-03.

Discussion:  The Town Attorney explained that several months ago the Town Board authorized the filing of a grant application with NYS DEC. for money to rep= air a dam.  There is a dam that is= owned in the Continental Village Park area of the Town and it is in need of certain structural repairs to bring it into compliance.  This resolut= ion authorizes the Town of Cortlandt to partic= ipate in the grant program and the Towns of Philipstown and Putnam Valley are also doing the same.  Tota= l cost of repair has been estimated at approximately $600,000.  The grant would be for one half th= at amount.  The balance would be = shared amongst the three park districts in proportion of their assessed value.

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RESOLUTION NO. 327̵= 1;03 – RE: Authorize the Town Attorney to commence foreclosure proceedings with security held by the Town for Stonefield Farm subdivision.

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RESOLUTION NO. 328̵= 1;03 – RE:  Direct the Town Attorney to review the Special Permit provision of the Town Zoning Ordinance with respect to dog training facilities.

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi asked the Town Board that the Town Attorney be ask= ed to review other home occupations that are allowed in residential zones.  The board agreed.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

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BUDGET TRANSFERS

None.

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TOWN BOARD REPORTS

Councilmember Lindau reminded everyone to vote = at the General Election to be held on November 4th.  She asked the high school students= in attendance how many of them would be interested in availing themselves of a meeting place for teens such as was earlier discussed.  (All students present in the audie= nce raised their hands)

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Councilmember Farrell welcomed the students from= Hendrick Hudson High School<= /st1:PlaceType>, commenting that he hoped they were “energized” by everything th= ey had seen at this board meeting.  He said the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee advises the Town Board on issues relating to recreation.  There are openings for two student representative from Hendrick Hudson High School and sug= gested that students consider volunteering so the Town could take advantage of the= ir perspective. 

The Oscawana Island boat launch was dedicated a few weeks ago and it’s well worth a look.=

He commented on the ongoing paving program that should be done in a couple of weeks.  Microsurface paving has been used = on portions of Red Mill Road to aid in traction and it’s been reported t= o be effective.

Supervisor Puglisi thanked F. Farrell for all= his hard work in making the boat launch become a reality.

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Councilmember Cerreto said in a visit to the FDR Hospital he and Supervisor Puglisi registered their strong opposition to any reduction in services.  They’ve been told that no decision has yet been made, they are still in the fact finding stage.  He asked that people write to the V. A. in Washington saying they oppose any reduction in services at that facility.&nb= sp; People would have to travel to Castle Point in Wappingers Falls, not accessible by public transportation, or the Bronx Veterans’ Hospital.=

He said for those who contributed= to his “CARE package” he will be sending it to the fellows he serv= ed with in Iraq who will be very grateful.&nb= sp; He thanked everyone for their thoughtfulness.

Councilmember Lindau suggested th= at if we knew specific items perhaps our drive could be extended to ensure the= ir inclusion.  He replied that the temperature was very high and Gatorade, powdered lemonade, ice tea, etc., q-tips, baby wipes, soap, toothbrushes would be very welcome.

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Supervisor Puglisi said there was just a gra= nd reopening of two playgrounds in the community this past weekend - Sunset Fi= eld, Montrose and Old Pond Park, Verplanck – altogether costing about $200= ,000.  $140,000 was received in grants fo= r the refurbishing and $60,000 came from the Town treasury.

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (s= econd)

Speaker:       Jack Pettersen, Washington Street, Cortlandt Manor.

Subject:        A veterinarian’s office on Dogwood Road was shut down for one and

   = ;                 =   one half hours during paving without receiving any word about when <= o:p>

   = ;                 =   he could reopen his office.

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (c= ont.)

Speaker:  <= /span>     Mary McDona= ld, Gabriel Drive.

Subject:        Low income housing as opposed to affordable housing..

   = ;                 =   Gabriel Drive sewering.

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Speaker:       Alis= sa Gomez

Subject:        Wondered about a handball court for interested players who do not

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Speaker:       Jose= ph Price

Subject:        Proposed closing of FDR Hospital.

   = ;                 =   Commuter train abolishment.

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ADJOURNMENT

Councilmembers Sloan and Cerreto moved that the meeting be adjourned at 8:45 PM.

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