Town of St Armands Board Meetings
SPECIAL BOARD MEETING
July 2, 2013
A Special Board meeting of the Town Board of St. Armand was held on the above date at the Town Hall, Bloomingdale, NY at 6:30 pm.
Supervisor Charles Whitson, Jr., Deputy Supervisor Samuel A. Grimone, Councilperson Donald Amell, Councilperson Jennifer Fuller, Town Clerk Davina Thurston,
Councilman Earl J. Dakin, Jr.
Patrick Finnegan, Ray Tempestelli, Alexis Gill
Notice was sent to the Adirondack Daily Enterprise regarding this meeting.
Supervisor Whitson called the board meeting to order at 6:34 p.m.
Deputy Supervisor Grimone led the Pledge of Allegiance.
ZONING WORK SESSION
Supervisor Whitson opened the meeting by stating that this was a work session, to gather ideas, thoughts, opinions and options for Zoning for the Town of St. Armand.
Patrick Finnegan spoke regarding different areas that he has lived in and what their Zoning Laws were like. Mr. Finnegan then asked the Board what is the Mission Statement and Goals regarding Zoning for the Town.
Discussion ensued regarding existing issues that the Board would like to address. Deputy Supervisor Grimone stated that the number one thing should be strategic planning.
Right now the Town does not have any development regulations or laws, and currently the Town is re-active to issues that occur. By not having any Zoning Laws, once a problem occurs, it is too late to do anything about it. Sam stated that we should not be trying to restrict the residents, but rather protect the residents of the Town.
Discussion continued regarding Controlling Junk, Composting, Zone areas for the Town, Junk Cars, Wood boilers - specifically smokestacks on wood boilers, dog control laws, building codes and state codes.
Dialogue continued on the ways to use the Zoning laws to make a positive impact on the community. Deputy Supervisor Grimone suggested that the Zoning Committee needs to be a larger group, to get more input from the community members. Additionally, the Board asked Town Clerk Davina Thurston to write letters to Bill Decker and Jeff Tedford asking them to attend the next Zoning Committee Meeting.
After further discussion of the vision for the Zoning Committee, it was decided that a Special Board Meeting would be held on July 16, 2013 at 6:30 pm at the Bloomingdale Town Hall. The Board requested that all involve bring forth ideas for the Mission Statement for the Zoning Committee.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
I, Davina M. Thurston, Town Clerk for the Town of St. Armand, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct transcript of the Special Board meeting minutes held on the above referenced date.