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Town Board Minutes

 

The regularly scheduled monthly meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Cortlandt was conducted on Tuesday, September 16, 2003 in the Vincent F. Nyberg meeti= ng room of the Cortlandt Town Hall located a= t One Heady Street, Cortlandt Manor, NY (10= 567) with the following elected officials and appointed staff in attendance:

 

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

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

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   ANN LINDAU      &= nbsp;            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilwoman

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

 

Absent:        &= nbsp;  JOSEPH D. CERRETO     &nb= sp;          &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilman

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   (due to military service)

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 Dir.

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   KATHLEEN BURLESON            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   DES/Director

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

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   FRAN SURAK      &n= bsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   DES/Office of Aging

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

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   RICHARD DE SANZA      = ;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Environmental Monitor

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

 

 

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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

Girl Scouts from Troop 1276, 5th grade students at Lincoln Titus Elementary Sc= hool, led all in attendance in a Pledge of Allegiance.

 

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SUPERVISOR’S REPORTS on PROJECTS and ISSUES

Councilman Frank Farrell joined the Supervisor at the podium for announcement of the Employee of the Quarter.  Mr. Ken Sherman, an employee of the Town since 1996, supervis= es the various Town’s softball teams for the Town as well as football and handles all field reservations. Councilman Farrell and Kathleen Burleson also lauded Mr. Sherman.  He was presented with a Certificat= e of Award by Councilmember Farrell.

 

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Supervisor Puglisi then introduced the Cortlandt American Junior League 2003 New York State Champions.  These thirteen= and fourteen year old young athletes won the championship at Bedford Hills on J= uly 28, 2003.  All the players pre= sent were presented with Certificates of Award and commemorative medallions.  In turn, the Town Board was presen= ted with an autographed ball and the original New York State Junior League championship banner.

 

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SUPERVISOR’S REPORTS, (cont)

Jeff Tkacs gave an update on some of the Town’s efforts in view of the approaching Hurricane Isabel.  He said he has received from t= he Westchester County Office of Emergency Management information on the potent= ial impact of the storm in this area which advised of probable impact of heavy = rain and winds in the area of 30 MPH.  Residents are requested to stay off land lines and wireless telephon= es unless they are experiencing an emergency.=   The heavy volume of phone traffic makes it difficult to communicate = with other emergency service providers and for emergency callers to reach citizens. 

 

On September 12th, the Town unveiled and announced the purchase and future readiness of= the Red Cross Disaster Supply Trailer which provides emergency supplies for a 100 person capacity and can be used for setting up a temporary shelter or be taken into a local area to assist residents in any type of local emergency. There will be the establishment o= f a trained group of six or eight people, to be trained by Mr. Tkacs and a Red Cross staff to assist other local residents in the operation of a shelter a= nd the deployment of this trailer.

 

All of this information given regarding homeland safety issues can be found on the Town’s website, Town of Cortlandt.com.  A small grant has been received fr= om the NYS Office of Emergency Management for the purposes of putting on a “Preparing for the Unexpected” program that will go out into the communities, perhaps in the schools and in Town Hall, also.  A schedule will soon be available.=

 

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The Town of Cortlandt= is working with the Town of Yorkt= own and our Conservation Advisory Council on a biodiversity program.  Councilwoman Ann Lindau has been our

board’s liaison and she introduced  Mr. Bruce Barber, from Yorktown, leader of the biodiversity class, Mr. DeStanza of Cortlandt’s staff, = Sue McDonnell and Helen Lindsey.  Different sites were evaluated to determine different soils and topography that would provide habitat for various plant and animal life.

 

Mr. Barber presented a brief slide show about the significance of biodiversity in our Town.

 

 

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ROLL CALL

On an attendance roll call by Town Clerk Dyckman, all Councilpersons indicated their presence with the exception of Councilperson Cerreto, whose abse= nce was due to military service.

 

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TOWN BOARD REPORTS

Councilmember= Sloan complimented the New York State Cortlandt American Junior League champions.  He said we now hav= e a new web-site that has more content than previously and contains a place whe= re people can give their opinions on information they would like the web-site = to contain.

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Councilmember= Lindau said the Biodiversity Assessment Program put on by Hudsonia         is scheduled for November 11th to 13th at the Farm Home in Millbrook= .

 

On October 27th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Chappaqua the= re will be an NCA meeting on biodiversity.

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TOWN BOARD REPORTS, (cont.)

September 14th to 20th is Chamber Week.  The Town is a member of the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce and has been asked to sponsor a resoluti= on to recognize the Chambers’ organizations, to be found on tonight̵= 7;s agenda.

 

Councilmember= Farrell spoke about the Master Plan 2000.  Under the Chairmanship of  Stuart Markowitz this committee has been analyzing the Town’s Master Plan and its zoning policies for the last three years.

 

Last Saturday, as part of the culminating efforts of t= he committee, a workshop was held in Verplanck to discuss mainly with Verplanc= k, Montrose, Crugers area residents what some of the recommendations are.  It was well attended and a lot of questions from the community were answered.  There are many projects going on to improve the community which are not necessarily at the forefront of discuss= ions and this was a good opportunity to hear the thoughts of the community and obtain their input.  Two more workshops are planned for the = near future at different locations and further information is available by calli= ng 737-1060.

 

Councilman Farrell talked about a recent parking situa= tion affecting a very busy pizzeria. He said the Town acknowledged that it had to address safety concerns, but also was concerned about harming this man̵= 7;s business.  To that end a meeti= ng was held between the fire department, Town staff and the Town tonight will modi= fy the parking restriction resolution adopted at a recent previous meeting so = as not to create a parking problem at the pizzeria.

 

Referring to the trailer recently purchased, he said t= hat Cortlandt has taken a leadership role in coordinating and dealing with some of the sa= fety issues that have become part of everyone’s thinking across the countr= y in the last few years.  We will be applying for any state and federal homeland security programs for funding to reimburse us for this trailer.

 

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APPROVAL of MINUTES

Councilpersons Sloan and Lindau moved that the minutes= of the regular meeting of August 12, 2003 be approved as presented by Town Cle= rk Dyckman.  Councilperson Farrel= l said he would abstain from voting since he was not present for that meeting.

 

A polled vote of the board taken by Town Clerk Dyckman resulted in the following:

 

   &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;       Councilman Sloan      &n= bsp;                   &= nbsp;   Yes,

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Supervisor Puglisi              &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Yes

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilwoman Lindau      &= nbsp;             &= nbsp;   Yes

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilman Farrell            &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Abstain

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilman Cerreto           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Absent.

 

The motion was declared adopted by Supervisor Puglisi.=

 

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PUBLIC HEARINGS

(All Public Hearings conducted during this meeting are= to be found in full context in the official Public Hearing Minute Book on file in= the Office of the Town Clerk.)

 

1.     Public Hearing to consider adopting a resolution with respect to the regulation of residential rents within the Town of Cortlandt.

Town Clerk Dyckman presented and read the legal Notice= of Hearing as had been published in the official Town newspaper.

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Public Hearing (cont.)

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order at 8:30= p.m. and asked the Town Attorney for a brief report.

 

T. Wood:  Over the course of the last mo= nth since this was on the agenda, he’s had an opportunity to meet with bo= th representatives of the landlord and tenants.  It is the Town’s hope that o= ver the next several weeks the sides will be brought together and come to an agreement that would be agreeable to both the Town, landlords and tenants.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  At the tenants’ request and = with the concurrence of the landlords, the Public Hearing will be adjourned toni= ght until the October 21st meeting.=   This is to hopefully continue the environment of good faith on both sides, to discuss the issues, to rationally address them and to see if an acceptable conclusion can be reached.  During that time period the landlords have agreed to continue what is termed a “moratorium”, (an agreement saying leases that expire during this time period would be extended until October 31st with the understanding that whatever is the outcome of the agreements, those ter= ms would be incorporated into the new leases and be retroactive to the time of= the moratorium period. 

 

The Town Attorney recommended to the Board that the Pu= blic Hearing be adjourned to October 21st.

 

There was no one additional wishing to speak and Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell moved that the hearing be adjourned to October 21st.  There was no discussion.  All voted AYE.

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2.  Public Hearing to consider amending Local Law No. 8-02 to extend the building      mora= torium to March 31, 2004.

 

Town Clerk Dyckman presented and read the Notice of Hearing as had been advertised in the official Town of Cortlandt Newspaper.<= /p>

 

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order at 8:33 p.m.

 

Supervisor Puglisi said there has been a Town wide building moratorium for just about two years.  The Town has been working on the n= ew Master Plan review during this period and has also been strengthening our environmental and other laws.  We have been working with Yorktown, Peekskill= , Westchester County and New York State on a Sustainable Development Study.

 

Tonight it is asked that the moratorium be extended for six months to allow for completion of these studies.

 

There was no one additional wishing to speak and the Public Hearing was closed on motion made by Councilperson Farrell and secon= ded by Councilperson Sloan, all voting AYE.

 

Councilmembers Farrell and Sloan then moved to adopt t= he following legislation:

 

RESOLUTION NO. 267-03 – RE:  Adopt a negative declaration in th= e  matter of the extension of the bui= lding moratorium to March 31, 2004.

 

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LOCAL LAW NO. 10-03 – RE:  Amend Local Law No. 8-02 to extend= the Building Moratorium to March 31, 2004.

 

 

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Public Hearing, (cont.)

Discussion:  Councilmember Sloan said he would= be voting “No” at which time the Supervisor asked the Town Board to poll the board.

 

A poll of the board taken by Town Clerk Dyckman result= ed in the following:

 

   &nbs= p;                &= nbsp;   Councilmember Sloan        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   No,

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Supervisor Puglisi              &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Yes,

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember Lindau      &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Yes,

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember Farrell      =             &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Yes,

        &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Councilmember Cerreto      =           &= nbsp;           &= nbsp;   Absent.

 

The motion was declared adopted by Supervisor Puglisi.=

 

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3.      Public Hearing to consider the demolition of= a dangerous building located on Fifth Street in Verplanck.

 

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

 

Supervisor Puglisi called the hearing to order at 8:35= p.m. and asked the Town Attorney to make a brief statement regarding the topic.<= /p>

 

T. Wood:  He said that after several att= empts to have the property owner voluntarily bring this building back into compliance, the Town Board, under provisions of the Dangerous Building Law, authorized an inspection of the property be made by one of our professional engineers.  A report filed by = the engineer with the Town Board indicates that the building is a dangerous building, has the potential to collapse.&n= bsp; The property owner was notified of that report and notified of this hearing tonight.  Following th= is hearing tonight, the board could authorize the final twenty day notice to be sent to the property owners to either demolish and/or make the building saf= e in a buildable fashion.  It will = also authorize the Town staff to immediately commence the process for demolition= of the building.  This building presents a bit of a challenge for demolition in that it is not freestanding= but is an attached residence to another home and, as such, will require a diffe= rent method by which the adjoining home is left standing.

 

There was no one additional who wished to speak and the Public Hearing was closed on motion of Councilmember Sloan, seconded by Councilmember Lindau.  All vot= ed AYE.

 

Councilmember Sloan moved to adopt the following legislation, seconded by Councilmember Lindau. 

 

RESOLUTION NO. 268-03 – RE:  Adopt a negative declaration in the matter of demolition of a building located on Fifth Street in Verplanck.

 

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RESOLUTION NO. 269-03 – RE:  Authorize demolition of a Fifth St= reet, Verplanck structure.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (agenda items only.)

Speaker:  Andrew Fisher, 24 Knollwood Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Subject:<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>   Co-chairs of Traffic Study Committee thank Kathleen Burleson, Sam

Carcova and Highway Depar= tment for their work on Red Mill Road.  Also thanks to Town Board for the resolutions on agenda that will of= fer

further improvement to th= at road.

 

Asked for location of cel= l phone towers on agenda.

 

Asked for clarification of Resolution, No.12 o= n the agenda,  regarding infrastruct= ure funds for upgrading sewer trunk lines on Route 202.

 

Is the Town going to take= a role in the Hollowbrook Lake upgrade.

 

Cablevision franchise = 211; consider Town government chann= el has been

off the air for seven day= s now.

 

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Speaker:  Councilmember Frank Farrell

Subject:   Numbers of houses on Alb= any Post Road not in conformity from fire

   &nbs= p;             district to fire district is being addressed in meetings between Buchanan,

   &nbs= p;             Montrose, Croton, Continental Village Fire Districts, as well as the Town

   &nbs= p;             Assessor, Post Offices, and Verizon.

 

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Speaker:  Jack Pettersen, Washington Street, Cortlandt Manor.

Subject:   Hollowbrook Lake. 

 

     Happy to see the= Town is going forward with erecting a water tank.

 

&nbs= p;                Water meter read= ings that can be collected electronically are far more

   &nbs= p;             accurate and save money and effort.

 

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BID REPORTS

Councilmember Lindau moved that the following bid be received and filed and the resolution adopted:

 

Bids opened on August 29, 2003 for “Water Mete= rs and Radio Units.” REMOVED from agenda.

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Bids opened on September 15, 2003 for “Additional Paving of Town Highways.”

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RESOLUTION NO. 270-03 – RE:  Award bid for additional paving of Town highways.

 

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi said the fi= rst bid report will be discussed further before a decision is made in the next = few weeks.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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REPORTS

Councilmembers Farrell and Sloan moved that the follow= ing monthly reports be received and ordered filed:

 

March, 2003  -=   DES/Recreation.

July, 2003 -<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>       DOTS/Water, DES/Office for the Aging and Receiver of Taxes.

August, 2003 = -  DES/Office for the Aging, Purchasi= ng Department, Receiver of

   &nbs= p;            &= nbsp;         Taxes, Town Justices, Town Clerk.

 

There was no discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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OLD BUSINESS

Correspond= ence:

Councilmember Sloan moved that the following documents= be received and ordered filed, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

 

Report from DES with respect to signage and site dis= tance issues on East Mt. Airy Road.

 

Discussion:  Councilman Farrell said that Dire= ctor Burleson had reported that most of her recommendations and the residents= 217; suggestions have been met and complied with.

 

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Report from DOTS with respect to drainage issues in = the area of Quarry Acres.

 

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Letter from the Hollowbrook Lake Homeowners’ Association with respect to conditions at the lake.   Refer, also, to DES and DOTS= .

 

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Inspection reports dated July 30, 2003 and August 4,= 2003 from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission on the Indian Point nuclear facility= .

 

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There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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NEW BUSINESS

Correspond= ence:

 

Councilmember Lindau moved to receive and file the fol= lowing documents and adopt the resolution, as indicated, seconded by Councilmember Farrell:

 

Letter dated August 18, 2003 from Estelle Sandler wi= th respect to pavement conditions on Floral Road.  Refer, also, to DES.

 

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NEW BUSINESS, (cont.)

 

Letter dated August 27, 2003 from Carol Larkin reque= sting Hood Place and Udell Court be paved.  Refer, also, to DES.

 

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Letter from Mary Marussich with respect to speeding = on Sunset Road, Montrose.  Refer = to DES, Traffic Safety Committee and State and County police.

 

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Letter dated August 15th from Robert Mila= no regarding speeding on Scenic Road and Furnace Dock Road.  Refer to DES, Traffic Safety Commi= ttee and State and County police.

 

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Letter dat= ed August 1st from the Lake Allendale Homeowners’ Association with respect to speeding in the area.  Refer, also, to DES, Traffic Safety Committee and State and County p= olice.

 

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Letter from William Gallagher requesting a cul-de-sa= c at the end of Lent Street.   Refer to DES and DOTS.

 

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Letter dated August 18, 2003 from Joseph DeVito requ= esting a “no-outlet” sign on Valley View Road.  Refer, also, to DES.

 

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Letter dated August 30, 2003 from Joyce and Alan Bro= tt with respect to drainage issues on Mandy Court.  Refer to DES and DOTS.

 

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Letter dated August 27, 2003 from Thomas Burke with respect to speeding on Lynwood Road.  Refer to DES, Traffic Safety Committee and State and County police.<= /p>

 

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Letter dated August 19, 2003 from the Montrose Board= of Fire Commissioners requesting use of a water tank to place an emergency rad= io transmitter. 

 

RESOLUTION= NO. 271-03 – RE:  Authorize Intermunicipal Agreement with respect to use of a water tank by Montrose Bo= ard of Fire Commissioners on which to place an emergency radio transmitter.

 

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Letter dated September 9, 2003 from Robert Keller, Executive Director of Crime Stoppers requesting support and funding.

 

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NEW BUSINESS, (cont.)

Letter from Christine Crimmins with respect to the C= harles Cook Pool parking area.  Refer, also, to DES.

 

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Letter dated August 25, 2003 from the State of New Y= ork Department of Public Service with respect to electricity generated by renew= able sources.

 

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Letter from D. O’Connor with respect to a Fire= Zone in the area of the Kavana Building in Montrose.  Refer to DES.

 

There was no additional discussion.  All voted AYE.

 

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Resolutions

(All resolutions adopted at this Town Board meeting are to be found in = full context  at the end of this document.)

Councilmember Farrell move= d to adopt the following resolutions as amended, seconded by Councilmember Sloan= :

RESOLUTION NO. 272-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint Jon Jacoby to the title Recreation Supervisor.

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RESOLUTION NO. 273-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint a Senior Recreati= on Leader for the Youth Center.  AMENDED to read “Appoint Bec= ky Bell as Youth Aide for the Youth Center.”

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi said the Board is very pleased about this appointment.  The Youth Center is very successful with many of o= ur youth using this facility that has been serving the public for the last thirteen years.

Becky, who was in the audience, w= as introduced by the Supervisor.

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RESOLUTION NO. 274-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the provisional appointment of Melissa Hoffman= to the title “Technology Support Specialist” per Civil Service.

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RESOLUTION NO. 275-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint part-time/tempora= ry Animal Warden/Parking Enforcement Officers for DOTS/Code Enforcement.

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RESOLUTION NO. 276-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint temporary seasona= ls to DES.

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RESOLUTION NO. 277-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize amending the Temporary Service List.

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

RESOLUTION NO. 278-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Designate Loretta Taylor = as the Vice-Chairman of the Planning = Board to fill a vacancy.

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RESOLUTION NO. 279-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint Karen Clark as the Secretary of the Safety Committee to fill a vacancy.

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RESOLUTION NO. 280-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Appoint the Town’s Insurance Carrier for General and Public Officials’ Liability.

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RESOLUTION NO. 281-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Oppose the elimination of= the 7:39 a.m. commuter train at the Cortlandt Train Station by MTA/Metro North.  AMENDED to send a copy= of the resolution to Metro North, MTA, all pertinent State officials.

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi said this is a very popular time for people to lea= ve the area to get to their jobs and we oppose elimination of this stop. She s= aid the whole idea of the Cortlandt Train Station was to accommodate our area commuters.  She said there is a petition effort underway with the commuters and this, too, can be sent to M= etro North.

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RESOLUTION NO. 282-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Direct the Town Attorney = to contact Kohl’s Department Store with respect to their non-compliance = with Planning Board Resolution No. = 9-2000 and the right turn lane from Westbrook Drive to Route 6.

Discussion:  Councilmember Farrell said anyone who travels this route knows a turn= ing lane at this site is desperately needed.&n= bsp; He said the Town Attorney has been directed to send a strongly worded letter to Kohl’s headquarters saying if they continue to ignore this stipulation, the Town will take every avenue open to make it happen.

Supervisor Puglisi said the Planning Board had adopted a resolution to this = effect that the Town Board supported.

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RESOLUTION NO. 283-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Request infrastructure fu= nds previously pledged from Westchester County with respect to upgrading sewer trunk lines on Route 202 and forward same to the County Executive and County Legislators.

There was no additional discussion.  All voted = AYE.

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Councilmember Sloan moved for adoption of the following resolutions seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

RESOLUTION NO. 284-03 &#= 8211; RE: Authorize DES to micro-surface a portion of Red Mill Road.

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

RESOLUTION NO. 285-03 &#= 8211; RE: Authorize the purchase and installation of Driver Feedback Signs.

 

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Authorize the DOTS Director to award a request for proposal to reconfigure the back-up generator system at Town Hall.  (REMOVED from agenda.)

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RESOLUTION NO. 286-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to award a request for proposal for an interior door installation between buildings at the Town Hall campus.

Discussion:  Councilmember Lindau said this is something that the Board has been working on for twelve years and she’s delighted to see that it’s going forward.

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RESOLUTION NO. 287-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to authorize invitations to bid with respect to the Tommy Thurber Playground improvements.

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RESOLUTION NO. 288-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to seek requests for proposals for engineering design services with respect to= the Broadway Streetscape Project.

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RESOLUTION NO. 289-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to prepare plans for a new water storage tank to meet future needs per the Northern Joint Waterworks Study, (recommended by 2005).

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RESOLUTION NO. 290-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to award a contract for the Smith Road drainage project.

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RESOLUTION NO. 291-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to award a contract with respect to slope redemption on Quaker Bridge Road to = be funded through FEMA.

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RESOLUTION NO. 292-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the DOTS Direct= or to authorize the purchase and installation of pavement reflectors.

There was no further discussion.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  All voted AYE.

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RESOLUTIONS, (cont.)

Councilmember Lindau moved that t= he following resolutions be adopted, seconded by Councilmember Farrell:

RESOLUTION NO. 293-03 &#= 8211; RE;  Authorize renewal of a Sp= ecial Permit granted by Town Board Resolution No. 62-99 with respect to an existi= ng wireless telecommunication facility.

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RESOLUTION NO. 294-03 &#= 8211; RE: Authorize canceling tax liens on properties acquired by the Town throug= h In Rem proceedings.

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RESOLUTION NO. 295-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize canceling tax l= iens on properties owned by other government bodies.

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RESOLUTION NO. 296-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Authorize the Supervisor = to execute a contract with respect to the State Emergency Management Office and grant funds received by Cortlandt.

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RESOLUTION NO. 297-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Amend Resolution No. 382-= 02 and reschedule the September 29, 2003 Work Session to Tuesday, October 7, 2003.=

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RESOLUTION NO. 298-03 &#= 8211; RE:  Schedule a Public Hearing= for November 18, 2003 with respect to an application by Sprint to consider a wireless telecommunication facility at 477 Albany Post Road.

There was no additional discussion.  All voted = AYE.

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Councilmember Farrell moved that = the following items be added to the agenda. Councilmember Sloan seconded the mo= tion.  All voted AYE.

Councilmember Farrell then moved = that the following items of correspondence be received and filed, that the resolutions be adopted, as indicated.  Councilmember Sloan seconded the motion.

CORRESPONDENCE

Letter from Rosilynd Wei= nstein with respect to a ditch behind Briar Lane.  Refer to DES and DOTS.

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ADDITIONS to AGENDA, (co= nt.)

Letter from Katharine an= d John McLoughlin with respect to a traffic device on Locust Avenue.  Refer, also, to DOTS.

Discussion:  At request of the Supervisor this resolution was AMENDED to &#= 8220;refer to the Planning Board.”<= /p>

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Letter dated September 1= 1, 2003 from the New York State Department of Public Service with respect to a revi= ew of the adequacy of the franchise fee payments made by Cablevision Systems C= orp. to the Town of Cortlandt.  Ref= er, also, to the Cable Advisory Committee.

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Petition from the Verpla= nck Senior Citizen Club and residents of the Town opposing the proposed closing= of the hospital at the FDR Veterans site in Montrose.  Also, a letter from the Town in su= pport of same and forward to the appropriate officials.

Discussion:  Supervisor Puglisi said she had recently attended a picnic hosted by = the Verplanck Seniors’ and they are greatly concerned about the proposed downsizing of services at the FDR veterans’ hospital.  They have entrusted us with their petitions and request that the Town forward them to the appropriate officia= ls.

There was no additional discussion.  All voted = AYE.

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RESOLUTIONS

RESOLUTION NO.  299–03 – RE:  Suppor= t Chamber of Commerce Week.  (September 14 to 20, 2003.)

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RESOLUTION NO.  300–03 – RE:  Amend Resolution No. 194-03 with r= espect to “no parking” signs on Trolley Road in Montrose.

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BUDGET TRANSFERS

Councilmember Sloan moved that the following resolution be adopted, seconded by Councilmember Lindau:

RESOLUTION NO.  301–03 – RE:  Authorize budget transfer.

Discussion:  Comptroller Glenn Cestaro described the budget transfers, a copy of which is affixed to the original copy of the authorizing resolution.

There was no further discussion.<= span style=3D'mso-spacerun:yes'>  All voted AYE.

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REPORTS from VARIOUS DEP= ARTMENTS

None.

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REPORTS from STANDING and SPECIAL COMMITTEES

None.

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HEARING of CITIZENS, (se= cond)

Speaker:  Charles D. Gilleo, = 74 Red Mill Road.

Subject: &n= bsp; Request for 3-way stop sign at Oregon Road and Red Mill Road.

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Speaker:  Craig Gustavson, Cortlandt Manor.

Subject: &n= bsp; Thank the Board for approving the resolution re. Red Mill Road and thank Ed Vergano = and Kathleen Burleson for all their work.  There is a noticeable difference.<= o:p>

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ADJOURNMENT

Councilmembers Lindau and Farrell moved that the meeting be adjourned. 

Supervisor Puglisi asked that all stand in memory of our fallen heroes of September 11, 2001 and for the four Cortlandt residents who also lost their lives in the terrorist attack:  William Abrahamson, James Oakley, = Thomas Sinton and Joseph Zuccala.

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