Minutes of the Organizational Meeting and a Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Monday, January 6, 2020, Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Roll as follows for the Organizational Meeting and Regular Monthly Meeting:

  • Andrew McGill - Supervisor
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
  • Marcel "Mickey" Webb - Councilman
  • John Murray - Councilman
  • Scott LaMay - Superintendent of Highways

    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Organizational Meeting called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Supervisor McGill.

Pledge of Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America

Oaths of Office given by Judge Michelle Brown-Garcia to the newly elected; Andrew McGill, Marcel Webb, Rich Lyon and Laurie McGill.

Resolution No 01: On a motion by Mickey Webb, seconded by Dave Perry to approve appointments, reappointments and designations for 2020 the following resolution was

Ayes 5 Webb, Perry, Lyon, Murray, McGill
Nays 0

Deputy Town Supervisor: Marcel Webb
Deputy Highway Superintendent: Mathew Huyck
Dog Control Officer and Shelter Service: By contract with Tri-Lakes Humane Society
Official Newspaper: Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Official Depositories: Community Bank NA
Payroll/Bookkeeping Services: Richard Meagher
Town Attorney: James Maher
Mileage Reimbursement: Per Federal Guidelines
Meeting Schedule: Usually the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. (subject to change)
Return Check Fee: $50.00
Town Supervisor may sign by signature stamp: and in the absence of the Supervisor the Deputy Supervisor may sign by signature stamp.


Planning Board: Beth Hall and Mike Ritchie

Motion by John Murray seconded by Mickey Webb to adjourn the organizational meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Regular monthly meeting called to order by Supervisor McGill.

Motion by Rick Lyon, seconded by John Murray to dispense with the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. Motion by John Murray, seconded by Rick Lyon to accept the minutes. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

Paul Smiths Gabriels Fire Department gave the Board a list of the 2020 Officers and a list of the department roster. Tom Tucker thanked the Santa Clara Highway Department for the swift cleanup during the last wind storm. It made it easier for the fire departments to get to fire scenes.

Reminder of the regular board meetings for February and March 2020. February will be the second Thursday, February 13th. March will be the second Thursday, March 12th. All Board Meetings will start at 6:30 P.M.

Open Discussion

Michelle Brown Garcia gave Supervisor McGill three dates to reserve the community room for this summer’s boater safety courses. Michelle also advised that with the new laws as of 2020 she needs to have court every 20 days. She has worked up a schedule and there will be some Tuesdays she will have to hold court and the variance board will not be able to use the community room.

Good of the Town

Scott LaMay reported that the new garage is almost finished. It has been insulated, finished with plywood and painting has begun. Propane tank is in place for heat. The heaters will be installed as soon as they come in. The building should be in full operation by mid to late January 2020. Scott and the Town Supervisor and Deputy Supervisor met with a DEC Environmental Program Specialist and reviewed the garage area for proper drainage. The Division of Water at DEC is going to email the Town information on how to get grant money from the State for a salt storage building.

Further discussion followed on applying for grants from the state for a salt storage building. All of the Board members were in agreement to proceed with enrolling in the program with the State that allows Towns to apply for grants. A committee will be formed to work on the grant which will include Board Members and members of the community.

Resolution No 02Funds Transfers On a motion by Mickey Webb seconded by Rick Lyon, the following resolution was

Ayes 5 Webb, Perry, Lyon, Murray, McGill
Nays 0

Resolved the following Highway and General Funds Transfers are approved:

Budget Amendment No 1

from accountamountto accountamount
Fund Balance Unallocated $83,500.00DA5130.2 Machinery$83,500.00
  DA1910.4 Insurance$1,093.00
  DA9055.8 Disability Insurance$300.00
  DA9060.8 H Ins$1,806.00
A1990.4 Contingent$7,928.00 A1130.1 Justice PS $2,810.00
A8010.1 Zoning P S$141.00
AA1330.4 Tax Collection$267.00
AA8160.4 Refuse & Garbage$2,146.00
AA1910.4 Insurance$362.00
AA7620.4 Adult Rec RE$1,000.00
AA9010.8 St Retirement$260.00
AA9030.8 Social Security$187.00
AA9055.8 DBL Ins$755.00

General Fund vouchers No. 01 to 37 in the amount of $133,713.32 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 01 to 11 in the amount of $5,965.62 were audited by the Board. Motion by Mickey Webb seconded by John Murray to approve vouchers and pay audited vouchers. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.


Motion to adjourn at 7:38 P.M. made by Dave Perry, seconded by Rick Lyon. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

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