PUBLIC HEARING Extension of Moratorium on Wind Energy August 9, 7:30pm
KENDALL TOWN BOARD REGULAR MEETING immediately following Kendall Town Hall, 1873 Kendall Road, Kendall, New York
PUBLIC PRESENT: Bob Nelson, Steve Rocco, Ken DeRoller, Kim Handley, Mary Crumb, Joyce Henry, Gert Hauck, Dawn Gardner, Ken Rush, Mary Ellen Seaman, Al Lofthouse, Bev Lofthouse, Barbara Flow, Marianne Wilson
CALL TO ORDER OF PUBLIC HEARING
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard called the Public Hearing to order at 7:33 p.m., and led the Pledge of Allegiance.
Councilman Gaesser present
Councilman Pritchard present
Councilman Schuth excused-vacation
Councilman Scroger present
Supervisor Vick excused-vacation
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard stated that Department Heads will be receiving their budget worksheets soon.
PUBLIC HEARING EXTENSION OF MORATORIUM ON WIND ENERGY DERIVING TOWERS AND TRANSMISSION FACILITIES
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard read the tentative local law regarding the extension of the moratorium on wind energy deriving towers and transmission facilities, and opened the floor to public comment.
Steve Rocco, Lakeshore Road asked for the history of wind energy consideration in Kendall.
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard explained that local landowners were approached by energy companies; no ordinances were in place to guide placement, decommissioning, etc., of any meteorological or energy-deriving towers; a moratorium was declared on any construction of such towers until rules could be put into place, during which the Planning Board has completed the ordinances governing Met Towers, and is continuing work on formulating regulations regarding wind farms. There have been no applications submitted for the erection of Met Towers in Kendall. Planning Board Chairman Bob Nelson informed those present that the wind-energy deriving towers are put in as a system of many, and so are not feasible in all areas.
Mary Crumb, Countyline Road asked if the research done by the Planning Board is available to the public.
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard responded that the compilation is currently underway for the Board, and will be available when finished.
Joyce Henry, Bald Eagle Drive expressed concern that the State is considering the passage of a law which would remove the control of these issues from local municipalities. Deputy Supervisor Pritchard said the Board has noted the situation, but has not discussed it in depth.
Ken DeRoller, Kendall Road asked if the regulations for wind-driven generators could be put in place before the moratorium is over. Deputy Supervisor Pritchard responded affirmatively.
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard asked if there was anyone else wishing to speak. With no further public participation, he declared the Public Hearing closed at 7:48.
CALL REGULAR AUGUST TOWN BOARD MEETING TO ORDER
Deputy Supervisor Pritchard called the meeting to order at 7:49.
REPORTS OF COMMITTEES, BOARDS AND DEPARTMENT HEADS
§ Standing Committees
§ Public Safety/Emergency Services & Occupational Safety - C. Scroger, Chair no report
§ Highway - C. Scroger, Chair no report
§ Buildings, & Grounds W. Vick, Chair gas leak was detected by our meter; RG&E responded, replaced part of the meter; no dangerous situation
§ Planning, Zoning & Agriculture - D. Schuth, Chair no report
§ Community Relations D. Schuth, Chair no report
§ Human Resources and Ethics - C. Scroger, Chair sexual harassment training will be required for Town employees
§ Finance, Taxes & Special Districts - W. Vick, Chair nothing to report
§ Information Services - D. Pritchard, Chair failure of Justice Courts computer; no data lost; weather may be affecting the computers
§ Employee Benefits - W. Vick, Chair nothing to report
§ Culture & Recreation D. Pritchard, Chair nothing to report
§ Planning Board - R. Nelson, Chair written report submitted
§ Zoning Board - K. Banker no report
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS
General Fund Abstract 008 $ 15,042.85 Vouchers 481-531, 533,547,553,558-560
Highway Fund Abstract 008 $ 26,849.61 Vouchers 499,500,532,534-546,548-552,
Street Lighting Abstract 008 $ 704.59 Voucher 505
Councilman Scroger moved that the Payment of Claims be approved, as corrected, for payment. Motion was seconded by Councilman Gaesser. All ayes, motion carried.
Dissolution of Joint Hamlin-Kendall Water District waiting for Chairman Rose to call meeting
2007 Justice Court Assistance Program grant availability is unknown
Disposition of Replica Cannon Attorney Sansone has provided the advertisement wording, and ads were to run without delay, seeking bids
Cemetery Trust no court action
1846 Kendall Road nothing to report
Succession Planning nothing to report
Amortization Schedule for SW#5 received from fiscal advisors on 8/2/07
Eagle Creek Marina last draw has been processed; Mr. Freemesser had spent $ 141,000, and had earned $49,000 in draw, in round numbers.
With there being no further business, Councilman Gaesser made a motion for recess, until August 16th, at 7:30 p.m., seconded by Councilman Scroger. Unanimously in favor of recess at 8:13 p.m.