An exec session was announced for the SPCA contract, a personnel matter and WJ Holding litigation. I don’t believe that the personnel announcement was adequate, but Jackie certainly did better than Bob-O has done in a decade.
$9k for the fireworks for Town Day. Mostly they seem content with Entergy buying advertising for $5K to offset that cost. Who cares about public health and safety as long as we have fireworks? For those who are too new in town to know, the county legislature did not approve the emergency evacuation plan for Indian Point. One man, Robert Bondi did that.
The historic society building – who would expect an antique building to need repair? Emergency foundation work for $7330 was not budgeted. Wendy wants to get a grant. For the foundation work, the oil tanks have to be removed, and they found contaminated soil, so nobody knows what the remediation costs will be.
They authorized more of those large specialty camp salaries, but Jackie says the town is hosting those camps, not paying for them. So then why are they authorizing them? It all seems a bit odd, but I have too many projects right now to FOIL those contracts if there were contracts. Was there an authorization to sign contracts? I hope somebody else picks up this one. It would be nice to know what is going on.
They are going out to bid on the transfer station and compaction at the Orlando property. This is borne by Lake Peekskill alone now. Perhaps we should take our garbage somewhere else now that we have a new truck.
Rich Quaglietta was appointed as the interim building inspector. Someone suggested that he was doing the course work and had to take the test, and that the whole resume gathering process was merely a way of the town delaying his appointment until he is qualified. Can he be interim building inspector without having passed all the building inspector coursework and tests? Didn’t we have this conversation when John Landi was appointed?
The town is signing a contract with the county for e-waste collection. The start date is Dec. 2013…
BZ talked about the underwater land law that he proposed – that land underwater would not be counted toward lot calculations. He cited a Piermont case where the judge decided that land under a pond would be counted. It is the Ottingers that I remember. Land under the Sound was counted.
Quite astounding that there was no mention of Lake Peekskill at this work session. I would have thought that an algae bloom with high toxins in a populous area of town would be a hot topic. They use the beach and the community center, but they don’t care to communicate about this public health issue. Again, who cares about public health and safety – let’s party. The “discussion” of water quality at the lake was on the “regular” meeting agenda.
Adopt cats. Save sea turtles. Stamp out petition fraud.