Minutes of the Regular Monthly Meeting of the Santa Clara Town Board held on Thursday November 14, 2019 Saranac Inn, NY Town Hall at 6:30 P.M.

Roll as follows for the Public Hearing and Regular Monthly Meeting:

  • Marcel Webb - Supervisor
  • Richard Lyon - Councilman
  • John Murray - Councilman
  • David Perry - Councilman
  • Scott LaMay – Superintendent of Highways

  • Thomas Kimpton - Councilman

    Recording Secretary:
  • Laurie McGill - Town Clerk

Monthly meeting called to order at 6:30 P.M. by Supervisor Webb.

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

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 Dave Perry to accept the minutes. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

December regular board meeting will be Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. The organizational meeting and regular board meeting for January 2020 will be Monday, January 6, 2020. The Town Board has changed the starting time for all Boards meetings going forward to 6:30 P.M.

Open Discussion

Michelle Brown Garcia reported she saw a program on the purchase and the use of methane gas. Supervisor Webb advised he is still investigating the possibility of selling the methane gas the Town landfill generates. Fort Covington already does this and Supervisor Webb has been in contact with the company that buys Fort Covington’s methane. A copy of the company’s sample contract has been given to the Town Attorney to review. Supervisor Webb is still investigating with the company if the size of the Town’s landfill meets the requirements.

Planning Board Report – Scottie Adams reported that the planning board has finalized and had made the new land use code map. At December’s meeting she will give a presentation on the changes.

Good of the Town

Scott LaMay, Highway Superintendent reported that the cold storage building is near completion. The electrical contractor is working on the lighting and outlets. Overhead doors are installed. The contractor just has some punch list work to complete. The wind and rain storm on October 25th left a lot of damage. Trees down and some road wash outs on Floodwood, Everton and Blue Mountain roads. Steve and Matt did an excellent job in some pretty nasty conditions. The new generator for the highway department building has been installed and is up and running. The new loader is expected for delivery very soon

RESOLUTION NO.: 18 Tri-Lakes Humane Society Animal Control:
Contract for 2020 at a price of $892.00. Motion by John Murray, seconded by Dave Perry to accept the 2020 contract for $892.00.

Ayes 4: Webb, Lyon, Murray, Perry
Nays 0
Absent 2: Kimpton

Motion by Dave Perry, seconded by John Murray to go into executive session to discuss a personnel matter. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.

General Fund vouchers No. 243 to 264 in the amount of $83,530.19 and Highway Fund vouchers No. 73 to 80 in the amount of $3,582.67 were audited by the Board. Motion by John Murray seconded by Rick Lyon to approve vouchers and pay audited vouchers. All members voting Aye. Motion carried.


Motion to adjourn at 7:13 P.M. made by Dave Perry, seconded by Rick Lyon. All members voting Aye. Motion carried. .

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