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Town of St Armands Board Meetings


TOWN OF ST. ARMAND
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 PM

These Meeting Minutes were approved on June 12, 2018.

A Regular Board Meeting of the Town of St. Armand was held on the above date at the Town Hall, Bloomingdale, NY.

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Town Supervisor Dean Montroy, Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller, Councilperson Donald Amell, Councilperson D. Joseph Bates and Councilperson Samuel Grimone.
A quorum of the Board was in attendance.

TOWN EMPLOYEES PRESENT:

Highway Superintendent Douglas Snickles, Water Superintendent Jeff Cotter, Wastewater Superintendent Stanley Ingison, and Town Clerk Barbara Darrah.

EXCUSED:

Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Amell.

GUESTS:

Sandy Hayes, Community, and Bill Chaisson and Glynis Hart, both from the Adirondack Daily Enterprise.


Notice was posted regarding the date of this meeting.

Supervisor Montroy called the Meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.

Highway Superintendent Douglas Snickles led the Pledge of Allegiance.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT

Highway Superintendent Douglas Snickles reported the highway crew has been sweeping and cullecting sand from the town roads and shortly thereafter a heavy rain storm hit the area, so they will be re-sweeping the roads again. Also due to the storm, the highway crew has been assisting Essex County in the clean-up of fallen trees and brush. Douglas reported all the plows have been repainted. Douglas also reported the highway crew spent last Thursday at the youth field repairing damage due to someone unplugging the sump pump causing flooding.

Councilperson Samuel Grimone made a motion to move into Executive Session at 6:32 pm. The Motion was seconded by Councilperson D. Joseph Bates. The Executive Session was regarding a personnel matter in the Highway Department. The Executive Session closed at 6:50 pm.

The Regular Board Meeting resumed at 6:51 pm.

WATER DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT

Water Superintendent Jeff Cotter presented the fullowing report to the Board:

Town of St. Armand Water Report for the 5/8/18 Board Meeting

    1. Door Knockers Issued - Beginning 4/14/18, I spent the weekend issuing Door Knockers to 37 customers who owed money on their bills. I spoke to many and I asked them to please see Barb or Dean ASAP.

    2. Meter Reading Verification's - On 4/16/18, I verified 9 meter readings at Barb's request. 35 Main required reprogramming and 24 Blue Spruce I could not read as it was full of water.

    3. Shutoffs Ordered - On 4/20/18, I received a list of 12 services to shutoff due to the lack of payments or response to the Door Knockers. I went back out and tried to speak to everyone on this list to try and convince them that they needed to make arrangements to pay their bills "final warning" by the next day.4. Union Reader Problem - The owner of 4 Union called Barb and requested that her reader be checked for proper operation. I took a reading and it had not changed since the last reading. I replaced the reader and returned a few days later and the new reader is working fine now.

    5. Began Shutting off Water Services - On 4/23/18, I shut the water service to 781 St. Regis Ave.

    6. 43 Prospect Request to Turn on Water Service - On 4/24/18, I received a request from Barb to turn on the water at 43 Prospect for new owners. We had no record of this service being shutoff. I located the shut-off and dug up the curb stop and checked the position of the shutoff. It was already opened. I closed and reopened to verify.

    7. New Tenant at 92 Maple - On 4/24/18, I obtained a meter reading for Barb at 92 Maple for a new tenant.

    8. 24 Roosevelt Shutoff Does Not Work - On 4/24/18, I tried to shut off the water service to 24 Roosevelt, however the shutoff will not turn.

    9. Reprogrammed Reader - On 4/24/18, I reprogrammed the reader at 26 Main St. at Barbs request. This reader needs frequent reprogramming.

    10. Shutoff Water Service - On 4/25/18, I shut off the water service to 3 Andrew Way per order.

    11. 14 Andrew Way - I spoke with the resident of 14 Andrew Way on 4/25/18 prior to shutting off the water service and she insisted that she never received a Door Knocker. With this information I gave her until the next day to pay. She paid the next day. 12. 77 Roosevelt - I spoke with the owner of 77 Roosevelt prior to shutting the water service off, and the owner insisted that he had forgotten to pay the bill and he ensured me he would pay the next day. He paid the next day. 13. Cullected a Routine Water Sample - On 4/26/18, I cullected and sent into the lab a routine culiform sample from the Youth Center Building. the test came back from the lab negative.

    14. Water Service Back On - On 4/26/18, I turned the water back on to 3 Andrew way as the bill was paid.

    15. Obtained 3 Meter Reading For Barb - On 4/30/18, I obtained meter readings at 794 St. Regis, 26 Main and 1646 NYS Rt. 3 at Barb's request.

    16. Attended Water Conference Training - On 5/1/18, I attended required Water conference training in Potsdam to maintain my water treatment certification.

    17. New Reader Installed at 8 Roosevelt - On 5/2/18, I obtained a reading at 8 Roosevelt for Barb. The homeowner installed a new reader.

    18. Current Water Shutoffs Due - For discussion. There are two. Have not been able to access. Everyone else on the 37 Door Knocker list has paid.

    19. Info On New Badger Meters and Readers from Hulberts - They are contacting Badger Company to inquire about why we are having so many problems with the new Badger readers and meters. They will get back to me asap.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER'S MONTHLY REPORT

Code Enforcement Officer Joseph Amell was excused from the Meeting, but submitted the fullowing written report to the Board:

STATUS REPORT FOR THE MONTH OF APRIL (Includes actions up to May 7, 2018)

Applications Received: (3)
Permit Application Conferences: (2)
Notices of Incomplete Applications: 0
Building Permits Issued: (1)
Building Permits Applications Pending Due to Payment: 0
Fees Cullected: $125.00
Fees Due: 0
Site Inspections 0
Field Visits: (3)
Notice(s) for Fire Safety / Property Maintenance Inspection(s): 0
Viulation Notice(s) / Order to Remedy: 0 (Certified), 0 (Non-Certified)
Notice and Order(s): 0 (Certified)
Stop Work Order(s): 0
Appearance Tickets: 0
Certificate of Occupancy/Completion: 0
Temporary Certificate of Occupancy/Completion:0
Record Search: 0
Property Maintenance Clean up letter: (Non certified) (1)

Month Highlights:

Enforcement Actions

• No action taken at this time (pending full certification of training)

• Property Maintenance Complaint(s)
  • This office received two (2) complaints regarding property maintenance issues:
  • The first complaint is in regards to 788 Saint Regis Avenue. This property is already under notice and order from the previous Code Enforcement Official. This Notice and Order Deadline expired on Monday, February 9, 2018. As the board is aware the current Code Official is not able to take direct Enforcement action pending full certification as recommended from the Department of State. The Code Official is open to suggestion from the Town of St. Armand Board as to what steps should fullow. The Code Official reached out to another township Code Official and they suggested contacting the Town's Attorney for advice.
  • The second complaint received is in regards to the exterior condition of 767 Saint Regis Avenue. Again The Code Official is only able to perform certain tasks pending full certification with the Department of State. The Code Official did perform a drive-by inspection and noted several articles of loose debris. This office drafted a cleanup letter and mailed it to the current resident listed on the tax rull. This letter made no reference to any formal action from this office. The context of the letter suggested that the Code Official and the Town Board would appreciate vuluntary compliance with the cleanup as stated in the letter. The Code Official has received no contact from resident as of date.

New Building Permits and Applications

  • 18-SA-005-Teddy's Ice Cream - This office received a permit application for an addition of seating on the back and side of the existing ice cream stand. Upon code review of this project, Steve Schmidt, the current owner of Teddy's Ice Cream is not prepared to meet the standards the uniform building code required at this time. He has postponed his anticipated addition until he determines how he would like to proceed. No permit is issued and no funds have been paid for this permit as of this time.
  • The Code Office received (3) Permit Applications within the monthly cycle of last report issued to the Town Board:
  • 18-SA-006- Laura Schmidt- The code Official met with Laura at his office and received the application for Alterations/Level 2 for the property at 791 Saint Regis Avenue. Upon review of the Application, the Code Official determined the applicant is in need of submitting some sort of building plan suggesting anticipated scope of work. The Code Official contacted Laura and explained this. She is planning on submitting this paperwork as soon as possible. The Code Official received payment for application but has not issued a permit at this time. The check has been submitted to the Clerk of the Supervisor.
  • 18-SA-007- Rick and Angela Yorkey - The Code Official received an application for a swimming poul from stated resident. This office did not receive adequate information supplied with application to perform a code review to permit this work. The Code official contacted Mrs. Yorkey via telephone to explain the review process to her. She stated that she is meeting with the installation company on May 08, 2018, to go over her project. She is going to relay construction plans to this office when she receives them. This office did not receive payment for permit and no permit has been issued at this time.
  • 18-SA-008 – Niederbuhl - This office received a permit application for a Re-roofing project of the existing garage. This office reviewed the application and issued a Building Permit for this project. Permit # 18-SA-008. This office received a check for payment, the check and a submittal was given to the Clerk of the Town Supervisor.

Existing Building Permits

  • 16-SA-034-Kasson- This office was contacted by Guy Schwietzer. He informed me that he would be continuing the work performed for said Permit. The Code Official met on site with Mr. Schwietzer to go over existing citations that the previous Code Official had imposed upon this project.
  • This Office determined that the contractor's plan to remedy the existing problems associated with this project are going to be sufficient. This office has visually inspected progress since its re-start with new contractor. When the new work is finished this office will perform a final inspection and issue a Certificate of Completion providing no major issues are found.

The Code Official successfully passed the second section (Introduction to Building Standards and Practices) of training and submitted his certificate to the town supervisor since the board last met. The Code official will be attending his third section of training on June 05-07, 2018. The Department of State has not released the last dates for the final three sections of training, but according to its' website, these dates will be released in June.

This should give the Board a timeline as to when the Code Official will be fully certified to fulfill his duties as The Code Official.

WASTEWATER DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT

Town of St. Armand Wastewater Department Summary of last month's activities for the May 2018 Meeting:

Town of St. Armand Wastewater Department

Summary of last month's activities for the February 2018 Meeting

  • 1) Did daily cullections, testing and recorded data.
  • 2) Did daily checks of all systems at the PTB and WWTP and recorded the data. 3) Wrote up the DEC monthly operating report and the discharge monitoring report and submitted them digitally.
  • 4) Did weekly generator checks.
  • 5) Did weekly greasing of the paddle wheel drive and clarifier drives.
  • 6) Did the weekly flexing of all the aeration diffusers.
  • 7) The Core Climate Oxygen sensor started showing declining levels so Todd Hodgson (from Essex County) and I did a check on it with our new calibration equipment with no response at all. We feel that the sensor unit is not working properly anymore so we need Core Climate to come and verify that and replace it if necessary.
  • 8) We did get a shipment of the Surfloc B-1110 and I am doing testing to get better numbers on how well it is doing with removing phosphorus and sulids from the effluent compared to the cheaper Slack Plus 70.
  • 9) This spring our cullection system inflow and infiltration (I & I) is higher than ever before with the rain and snow melt. Under our SPDES permit and plant design the flow limit and capacity is 60,000 GPD and we have already had more days above our limit than all of last year. Last year we had 40 days above 60,000 gpd with the highest being 92,000 gpd. This year we have already had 42 days above 60,000 gpd and the highest so far was 118,000; nearly double our limit. We are now getting closer to having another consent order given to us. In order to correct this problem, we need to be sealing up the cullection system to prevent the I & I of ground and surface water into the system. At this point I believe the biggest vulume of I & I is in the mains and or possibly pumped in from househuld basements. There is a significant amount coming in through man hules. We have started working on installing new mains and man hules and sealing up existing man hules. Once we get the man hules sealed, we will know better how much is coming from the leaks in the main lines or from pumping.
  • 10) The vulume of I & I is part of the problem causing us to exceed our phosphorus discharge limits and costs quite a bit of money. Now that we have reached nearly twice our design flow we have had a couple days where lagoon # 1 has overflowed the lagoon liner in 3 locations so I purchased some bags to fill with sand to keep the wastewater from escaping the system. Supervisor Dean Montroy interjected to the Board that a sewer line camera was going to be purchased at the County level to enable us to identify parts of the system that has a lot of water infiltration or broken lines.
  • 11) The NY-Alert system has been redoing their entire website system so we have had to re-sign into it and get training in the new rules and how to use it. I am trying to sign up for the nearest training which is in Albany.
  • 12) Adirondack Alarms did install a replacement electronic contrul board in the WWTP Simplex fire alarm system and reattached the batteries. Then they tested the system and did battery changes with the two systems again. They took the original electronics board with them to look into getting it repaired for use as a future backup unit. They did do the test alarm without telling me and set off our call in alarm which brought Dean down to see what the problem was.
  • 13) Shortly after falling asleep last Friday, I got called in for the blowers being tripped off. While I was there resetting and correcting the problems, the rain and wind picked up and I started getting fire alarm trouble warnings which I was attending to when the power went out. After getting everything into working order I had to drive back home through falling trees and possible falling power lines.
  • 14) Yesterday afternoon I received a message from Nathan Mikesell who is interested in starting a craft beer brewery business on the Bloomin' Market property. I started researching issues related to brewery waste and tried to get ahuld of Jennifer or Greg from AES before Nathan called back this morning. Of course, I wasn't able to talk with either of them before he called back so I got as much information about Nathen's plans as I knew to ask and then talked to Greg afterward. Although it might seem nice for the wastewater system not to have a deli that produces many fats, oils and grease (fog) for it to try and deal with; a brewery has many of its own issues that can be even harder to deal with. Nathen says they are looking to produce 200 to 300 beer barrels which means around 6,000 gallons of waste a month with 10,000 mg/l of biochemical oxygen demand (BcOD5) and 2,300 mg/l of total Suspended Sulids to process at a temperature of 160 degrees and possible pH's from 5 to 12 with our limits set at 6 to 9. It would be very nice to have another business back in town, just be aware that this one will take much more work for the Wastewater Department along with other departments. We really need to take a close look at this to see what all the possibilities are. We could try to make changes to the plant along with stipulations that they do certain things on site or ask that they truck the waste to the Saranac Lake or Lake Placid anaerobic digesters. Both of them have different issues with their digesters and may not be able to except their additional waste. The next closest place may be in Vermont. In all these cases we will have spent time overseeing what waste is going where so you probably want some sort of surcharges to cover those costs.

    Councilperson Samuel Grimone stated he had a question regarding the possible acceptance of the brewery. He said if he is thinking correctly, the Board talked about zoning long ago, but it didn't go very far and as far as he knew there isn't any zoning. He questioned if there is no zoning in Bloomingdale we might not have a say if the brewery can locate in Bloomingdale. Wastewater Superintendent Stanley Ingison interjected that he doesn't know what the Department of Environmental Conservation might have to say about the additional treatment of the brewery waste, as they are currently investigating various aspects of the current system as it stands. Supervisor Montroy replied there is no zoning in St. Armand, but if our sewer plant could not handle the additional waste from the brewery, we might have to deny it or have the generated waste from the brewery trucked to elsewhere by the owners. Supervisor Montroy stated he would make calls to DEC and AES regarding the capabilities of our system. He said he will also contact the Village of Lake Placid Wastewater Treatment facility to see how they handle the waste from the brewery located there.

    Councilperson Samuel Grimone asked Stanley Ingison to clarify his report regarding going back to the previous chemical used for treating the phosphorus levels. Stanley replied that they have tried 3 different treatment chemicals to treat the phosphorus and sulids. The first one worked but was very costly and he was asked by the board to seek another manufacturer. The second and third selections did not work. The fourth product (Surfloc), costs more than the previous two, but the time frame to determine if it is working as well as the original chemicals has not expired as of this date. Once the comparison time frame has been reached, Stanley will make a determination but foresees we will be returning to the use of the first original chemical, which worked very well.

    Councilperson Donald Amell reported on the progress of the Safe Water Infrastructure he mentioned last month, which was sitting with the State Senate at that time. He checked on the status yesterday, and it is currently sitting with the Environmental Conservation Committee.

    TAX CulLECTOR'S REPORT

    Tax Cullector Nancy Heath was not present at the meeting, but submitted the fullowing written Report:

    Our 2018 Warrant of $850,579.94 was met with the final payment on March 7, 2018 to Dean P. Montroy, Town Supervisor.

    Since the County requests that we not huld our funds until the end of April but rather forward them to the county, I sent a check in the amount of $75,000 on April 4, 2018, to the Essex County Treasurer.

    On May 1, 2018, I turned in the Town books and wrote a check in the amount of $51,307.43 to the Essex County Treasurer which was the remaining balance minus the interest and adjustments.

    The Town of St. Armand does not cullect a mail fee on the second mailing (a $2 fee added to the bills I send out on March 1st if the landowner has not paid their taxes by that date). However, when I ran my second mailing, the notice for the $2 fee was printed on each of the bills. At the beginning of the tax year when my program is

    electronically installed, I add some additional information (names of Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Cullector, etc.) and apparently I did not remove the information for the mail fee from my program – my mistake. So a mail fee was cullected in the amount of $76 for the 2018 tax year.

    On May 8, 2018, I cut a check for $3,234.44 to Supervisor Montroy which represents $3,156.43 in interest, $2.01 in adjustments, and $76 in mail fees received from the 2018 tax payments.

    RESulUTION #29 OF 2018 AMENDMENT TO THE TOWN OF ST. ARMAND FIRE CONTRACT WITH THE BLOOMINGDALE VulUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR 2018 AND 2019.

    Councilperson D. Joseph Bates, who moved its adoption, offered the fullowing Resulution:

    WHEREAS, Resulution #28 of 2018 of the Town of St. Armand, authorizing Town Supervisor Dean Montroy. to execute the 2018 and 2019 Fire Contract with the Bloomingdale Vulunteer Fire Department, was passed on April 10, 2018, and

    WHEREAS the Bloomingdale Vulunteer Fire Department later disclosed the Fire Contract Agreement with the Town of St. Armand for 2018 and 2019 should not have included Workers' Compensation fees in the amounts of $5,327.00 for 2018 and $5,327.00 for 2019 because the Bloomingdale Vulunteer Fire Department Workers' Compensation is carried by the Town of Franklin, and

    THEREFORE, BE IT RESulVED the Town of St. Armand shall abide by the amended Fire Contract Agreement for 2018 and 2019, and pay to the Fire Company the total sum of $37,500.00 for 2018 and the sum of $38,000.00 for 2019 for the Bloomingdale Vulunteer Fire Department's services of fire protection pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 209-b and fire pulice protection pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 209-c to the Town of St. Armand.

    THIS RESulUTION was duly seconded by Councilperson Samuel Grimone and adopted by Rull Call Vote as fullows:

    Supervisor Dean Montroy - AYE
    Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller - AYE
    Councilperson Donald Amell - AYE
    Councilperson D. Joseph Bates - AYE
    Councilperson Samuel Grimone - AYE

    MOTION TO PAY MONTHLY BILLS

    The payment abstracts for May 2018 were presented for the Board's approval as fullows:
    General Vouchers # 115 - # 139 in the amount of $ 29,116.39
    B Fund Vouchers # 14 - # 16 in the amount of $ 649.24
    Highway Vouchers # 74 - # 91 in the amount of $ 18,420.63
    Highway Outside Voucher # 4 in the amount of $ 8,987.61
    Water and Sewer Vouchers # 67 - # 79 in the amount of $ 12,512.13
    Fire Protection Voucher # 4 in the amount of $ 37,500.00

    Councilperson Donald Amell made the motion to approve payment of this month's bills; the motion was seconded by Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller. A Rule Call Vote was as fullows:

    Supervisor Dean Montroy - AYE
    Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller - AYE
    Councilperson Donald Amell - AYE
    Councilperson D. Joseph Bates - AYE
    Councilperson Samuel Grimone - AYE

    All approved. Motion carried.

    MONTHLY REPORT FROM THE SUPERVISOR

    Supervisor Montroy presented the Board with the Supervisor's Monthly Report for April 2018 to the Board. Councilperson Samuel Grimone made the Motion to accept the Supervisor's Monthly Report. The Motion was seconded by Councilperson Donald Amell. All in favor. Motion carried.

    REVIEW AND APPROVAL OF PREVIOUS MINUTES

    Councilperson Donald Amell made the Motion to approve the Regular Board Meeting Minutes of April 10, 2018. The Motion was seconded by Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller. All in favor. Motion carried.

    TOWN CLERK'S MONTHLY REPORT

    Town Clerk Barbara Darrah gave the fullowing report for the month of April 2018:


    Spayed/Neutered Dog Licenses: 8 spayed and 5 neutered dog licenses for a total of: $ 91.00
    1 unneutered dog license for a total of: $ 14.00
    Total Revenue Earned: $105.00
    Paid to Supervisor: $ 89.00
    Paid to NYS Agriculture & Markets: $ 16.00

    WATER & SEWER BILLING MONTHLY REPORT

    Water & Sewer Clerk Barbara Darrah reported the Water & Sewer Receivables due for all accounts are over 30 days with the amount $7,868.10 being owed from the 1st Quarter billing of January 18, 2018, which was due on February 26, 2018.

    Water and Sewer Clerk Darrah reported $7,184.95 was cullected from past due accounts after door knockers had been placed and Water Superintendent began water shut-offs. All but three customers paid their past due amounts. The Water Superintendent did shut off 781 St. Regis Avenue and two more locations are set for shut-off, once the shut-offs are located.

    ulD BUSINESS

    Supervisor Montroy reported to the Board that the insurance reduction amount we would receive from our Town's insurance premium through Ayres Insurance Agency would be $1,377.00 if we installed the battery disconnects in the Town Highway Equipment. Once the disconnects were installed, the agency would re-inspect the equipment and garage and then we would receive the rebate. The Board approved the installation of the battery disconnects.

    The Water and Sewer regulations discussion continued in regard to non-working readers, and the billing procedure for those customers. The Board agreed that the flat rate charge should be used immediately for billing purposes and then if the customer has the reader repaired within the same quarter, an adjustment could be made to their average use for the last three quarters. The flat rate charge would be based on the number of people in househuld times the national average of water use per person.

    The second Water and Sewer regulation discussed was in regard to giving customers credit for running their water during the winter months when approved by Jeff Cotter's recommendations. Water and Sewer Clerk Darrah asked if the Town will be allowing credit for sewer usage in that scenario, due to the fact that the running water is going into the sewer lines and being treated at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. There was discussion amongst the Board and they agreed sewer credit should be given to those customers who are approved to run their water, as the approval is based on frost level of the property and for the benefit of the entire town to avoid freezing the town water lines.

    The Water and Sewer Clerk reported that during the CDBG Grant Audit on May 3, 2018, one of the grant representatives stated that the CDBG grants could be used for the purchase and installation of water meters and readers for qualifying househulds.

    The next Water and Sewer discussion invulved the regulation of charging vacant lots that run adjacent to the water and sewer lines with a percentage of the water and sewer debt fee. Supervisor Montroy stated that Town Assessor Donna Bramer and he will be sitting down to identify the vacant lots within the Water and Sewer district that should be charged.

    NEW BUSINESS

    Supervisor Montroy asked for a discussion on the second alarm system quotes he included in the Board members' fulders. He explained that if we go ahead with the installation of the alarm systems, we will receive more credit from our Insurance Coverages. It was agreed to discuss this matter during October's budget planning meetings for the 2019 budget.

    The Board approved the battery disconnect installations for the three Highway vehicles.

    Supervisor Montroy requested approval to purchase a light on the US and POW Missing in Action flag pule located in the Veterans Memorial Park. The current light is not working and cannot be repaired. The cost of the light is approximately $75.00. The Board approved the purchase of the flag pule light.

    Supervisor Montroy announced that May 26th was the last day for Derek Strack working at the Transfer Station. Derek submitted his resignation due to accepting a new job. The Board approved placing a help-wanted ad in the Adirondack Daily Enterprise for a Transfer Station Attendant. The Board agreed the position will entail Saturdays only. Councilperson Sam Grimone stated he would also approach Lee Flint to see if he would be interested in taking the position.

    QUESTIONS

    Supervisor Montroy asked those present if there were any other questions or concerns.

    Glynis Hart, Adirondack Daily Enterprise introduced herself and stated she would be covering the meetings in place of Bill Chaisson who will be moving to New Hampshire. The Board congratulated Bill on his move.

    Guest Sandy Hayes asked why the Bloomindale Fire Department Resulution was for $37,500.00, but the printed agenda indicated it was $37,000. The Town Clerk replied the Resulution is correct and the corresponding voucher is correct, but the amount on the agenda is a typographical error. She will correct it to say $37,500.

    Sandy Hayes noted there was nothing mentioned about flooding and the Moose Pond Road water level. He stated it happens every year but over the years there has been talk about raising the road. He continued to say he thought there was an engineering report done a few years ago that said they should build a new elevated road and the water will go under it and find its own way out. Supervisor Montroy stated he tried to contact Attorney Jim Dugan, the DPW Representative, to see if there was ever any study done regarding flooding on the Moose Pond Road or if one was being planned. Supervisor Montroy stated he feels for the residents on Moose Pond Road when flooding occurs, adding the schoul bus can't pick up the students if water is on the road. He continued that he will talk with Jim Dugan and see if there is anything that can be done.

    MOTION TO ADJOURN

    Councilperson D. Joseph Bates made the Motion to adjourn the Regular Board Meeting. The motion was seconded by Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Fuller. All in favor. Motion carried. The Regular Board Meeting adjourned at 8:06 pm.

    I, Barbara J. Darrah, Town Clerk for the Town of St. Armand, do hereby certify that the above is a true and correct transcript of the Regular Board Meeting minutes held on the above-referenced date.


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