February 28, 2017
At the regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Newcomb, Essex County, N.Y., held at the Town Hall, Newcomb, N.Y., on the 28th of February 2017 at 7:00 P. M., the following Board Members were present:
Wester Miga Supervisor
Donald Bott Councilman
Joe Novak Councilman
David Olbert Councilman
Paul Hai Councilman
Others present: Monica Young, Mark Yandon, Joan Burke, Ruth Olbert, Laurinda Minke and Mary Pound.
Motion was made by Councilman Bott to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2017 meeting. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #4 in the amount of $43272.94. Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #4
in the amount of $68032.72. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Capitol Projects #5 Abstract #3 in the amount of $4675.00. Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Olbert to approve the Water Abstract #2 in the amount of $3597.55. Seconded by Councilman Novak and carried.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the Sewer Abstract #2 in the amount of $1730.70. Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried.
There were two applicants for the Planning/ZBA/Justice Assistant position. Supervisor Miga will interview them next week.
There was one response to the vacancy in the Planning Board. Sue Goodspeed expressed interest in the position. The Board agreed to appoint her and Supervisor Miga will get in touch with her.
The presentation for the renovation to the Historical Museum was done on February 24th by Architect Chuck Higgerson. The estimated cost for the project is $500,000.00. There was discussion on the cost of the project and how many would use the facility. Councilman Novak felt that this was a great deal of money considering there are several other town projects that are in need of work. Some of the other projects that need consideration are the skating rink and toboggan hill, 4 season bathroom, cook-shack renovations, beach playground, basketball court at beach, and volleyball net for town beach. The Board felt that we should get started on some of these projects.
The Special Projects Committee has the new sketches for the Welcome Center. The project would incorporate a community room and the basement would have an exercise room and game room. The design would have lots of windows to show the incredible view.
Laurinda Minke had a slide presentation for the Board to show some of the many pictures that she had taken for the Town. Everyone agreed that it was awesome.
Councilman Hai has two quotes for the Newcomb Day T-shirts. It was recommended that he get one more quote from Statement Apparel.
Laurinda Minke and Councilman Hai are working on a poster for the landfill. This has not been completed.
The Adirondack Park Local Government Conference is April 5-6. The deadline for registering will be March 9. Please let Mary Pound know if you are interested in attending.
There will be a pre-construction meeting on March 22, at 9:30 am at the Town Hall for the Water project.
Motion was made by Councilman Novak to adjourn. Seconded by Councilman Bott and carried at 8:30 pm.