January 10, 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 10th of January 2017 at 7:00 P.M. the following Board Members were present:

Wester Miga          Supervisor                                                                                                          
Paul Hai                Councilman                                                                                                        
Donald Bott           Excused                                                                                                                 
Joe Novak             Councilman                                                                                                      
David Olbert          Councilman

Other present: Kelly Audino, George Canon, Monica Young, Joan Burke, Mike Tracy and Mary Pound.

Supervisor Miga noted a correction needed to be made in the  December 20, 2016 minutes changing Councilwoman to Councilman.  Councilman Hai seconded and minutes approved as amended.

Motion was made by Councilman Novak to approve the General Fund Abstract #1 in the amount of $69,160.66.  Seconded by Councilman Hai and carried.  

Motion was made by Councilman Hai to approve the Highway Fund Abstract #1 in the amount of $17,810.45.  Seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.

Town Board Meeting dates for February were set as follows:  February 7th and 28th, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Town office.  Bids for the Water Project will be opened and awarded at the February 7th meeting.

There was discussion regarding the Micro-Enterprise Grant.  The total sum of the Grant is $500,000.00 and a capped amount of $100,000.00 of this is available for local business ventures.  The Grant will be administered by the Essex County IDA.  There will be a meeting January 19th at the Long Lake Town Hall with introductory information and a mandatory training meeting for interested applicants is scheduled for January 26th at the North Hudson Town Hall.

Newcomb’s Main Street Revitalization Grant of $220,000.00 is currently be worked on. 

Joe Novak will continue to the the Board Liaison on the Youth Committee.

An employment request from Patrick Lilly was received.

The Board reviewed handouts for Vehicle Safety Kits.  Councilman Novak made a motion to purchase kits to be installed in the Town’s van, bus and two cars.  Councilman Olbert seconded and motion carried.

Details of job requirements for the position of Recreation and Tourism Director were discussed.  Councilman Olbert will do additional research and check with Indian Lake and Long Lake for more information.

It was noted that several trees need to be removed at the Huntington Cemetery. Councilman Novak will contact someone regarding this.

The Board decided to purchase snowflakes design to replace the existing Christmas decorations at an approximate cost of $5,000.00.

 Water Bid opening originally scheduled for January 18th was changed to January 25, 2017.

Council Novak made the motion to adjourn at 7:45P.M., motion seconded by Councilman Olbert and carried.


                                                  Respectfully submitted___________________________