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June 9, 2016

June 9, 2016

Members Present: Joel R. Bartlett, Supervisor
Stephen L. Rich, Councilman
Paul V. Desormo, Councilman
David D. Prosser, Councilman
Timothy McAtee, Councilman

Members Absent:

Councilman Desormo offered a prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

Supervisor Bartlett opened the meeting at 7:00 pm and called for the roll of members present.
All members were present. Attorney Russell was also present.
MOTION #47-2016
Supervisor Bartlett moved to accept the minutes for May 12, 2016 Regular meeting, Councilman Prosser seconded.
Ayes All, Motion Carried
Supervisor Bartlett opened the floor to the public. Susan Burdick, Court Clerk asked if the Board was going to discuss the personal policy at tonight’s meeting. Her concerns are the changes to vacation and holiday time the Board is considering. Supervisor Bartlett informed this would not be discussed tonight. Councilman Prosser said it would be added to next month’s agenda.
No one else wished to speak the floor was closed.
The Town Clerk has no correspondence this month.
Supervisor Bartlett accepted the Town Clerk’s report.
Don Alexander from JCIDA and John Bay from ENECCO addressed the Board. They gave a presentation and update on the alternative energy plan for the Industrial Park. The concept is to get the reliance of energy of the grid and use alternative sources shared by the businesses within the park. It is possible to expand the savings onto municipal properties and property owners in the town.
MOTION #48-2016
WHEREAS, the N.Y.S.D.O.T. has jurisdiction and regulatory authority over speed limits and posing of stop signs on all roads in Jefferson County; and
WHEREAS, the intersection of Jefferson County Route 67 and Spring Valley Drive in the Town of Watertown poses numerous hazards and dangers due to the two (2) way stop at the intersection; and has been the site of many motor vehicle accidents over the years; and
WHEREAS due to the location of the entrance to the Brookside cemetery; which in effect makes the intersection a five way intersection, and the limited sight distance at the intersection, it is necessary to solicit support and a favorable recommendation from the Jefferson County Highway Superintendent and the Jefferson County Board of Legislators to install a traffic light at the intersection to address the hazardous and unsafe traveling conditions at the intersection..
THEREFORE BE IT RELOVED, that Town of Watertown Council hereby request a favorable recommendation to the N.Y.S.D.O.T. from the Jefferson County Highway Superintendent and the Jefferson County Board of Legislators to install a caution and one way stop light at the intersection as a means of addressing the public safety concerns surrounding the numerous vehicle accidents at the intersection.
A motion to adopt the foregoing resolution was offered by Supervisor Bartlett seconded by Councilman Desormo.
Ayes All, Motion Carried

MOTION #49-2016
WHEREAS, it is necessary to amend the fiscal year 2016 budget to provide adequate funding for the Highway/Public works Department in order to provide funds to support the proposed Highway capital improvements as specified in the cost estimates provided by the Public Works Superintendent; and
WHEREAS, a shortfall of $23,000.00 in additional capital funding that is needed is available by transferring funds between budget accounts for said purposes.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Supervisor is hereby authorized to amend the 2016 Budget as follows:
D5130.4 D5112.2 $18,000.00
D5130.2 D5112.2 $ 5,000.00
Total $23,000.00
A motion to adopt the forgoing resolution was offered by Supervisor Bartlett, and seconded by Councilman McAtee.
Ayes All, Motion Carried

MOTION #50-2016
Supervisor Bartlett moved to pay the following abstracts as audited.

Vouchers approved for monthly meeting

General Vouchers # 111 to 132 Total $ 84,156.46
Highway Vouchers # 73 to 85 Total $ 20,908.51
Spec. Dist. Vchrs. # 45 to 52 Total $ 110,807.17
Councilman Rich seconded the motion.
Ayes All, Motion Carried
Supervisor Bartlett asked if there was any old or new business to discuss. Council Prosser informed the Board that he had attended a meeting concerning the MS4 regulations. The new regulation would require municipalities to adopt regulations to prohibit illicit discharge to the storm sewers, and regulate storm water on new construction sites. Councilman Prosser brought two sample ordinances, he suggested forwarding them to the Planning Board for review.
MOTION #51-2016
Councilman Prosser moved to close the meeting at 7:12 pm, Councilman Desormo seconded.
Ayes All, Motion Carried

Pamela D. Desormo, Town Clerk

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