Lake Luzerne Town Board

Last Updated: September 13th, 2021 at 9:00 AM

 

Meetings

The Town Board holds its monthly Agenda meeting the 1st Monday of each month at 6:00 PM.
The Town Board meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 7:00 PM.

 

Regular Town Board Meeting: Monday, September 13th, 2021 @ 7:00 PM

Agenda listed below. This meeting will be held virtually via Zoom. Please see the following Public Notice for more information.

 


Public Notice:

September 10th, 2021

Re: All public meetings shall be conducted remotely/virtually, via Zoom, through January 15th, 2022.

 

 

Please be advised, effective immediately, all Town Board meetings shall be held remotely, via Zoom.

Due to the escalating levels of the COVID-19 Delta variant throughout Warren County and the Town of Lake Luzerne, the recent possible exposure of two (2) Town of Lake Luzerne employees to COVID-19 and now confirmation of a positive COVID-19 test result from a worker with a presence in the Town municipal building, all Town Board meetings shall be held remotely/virtually, via Zoom, through January 15th, 2022.

This temporary change will reduce the need for congregation at public meetings while the Delta variant is prevalent and will prevent further community spread of COVID-19, while ensuring public business will continue in an open and transparent local government.

The Town municipal building shall remain open for daily business, with COVID-19 protocols in place. However, all in-person public congregation shall be suspended during this time, with all public meetings being held and accessible remotely/virtually via Zoom.

On September 2nd, 2021, New York Governor Hochul signed legislation (S.50001A/A.40001) extending virtual access to public meetings under New York State’s Open Meetings Law, which allows New Yorkers to virtually participate in local government meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town Board of Lake Luzerne takes this action pursuant to the above law, with the health, safety, and welfare of the employees and the residents of the Town of Lake Luzerne being paramount.

Thank you for your time and understanding.

 

Respectfully,

The Town Board of Lake Luzerne


Agenda

Regular Town Board Meeting

Town of Lake Luzerne

September 13, 2021 (7:00pm)

Via Zoom

Call to Order

Pledge of Allegiance

Roll call: attendance 

Accepting the minutes from: August 09, 2021 Regular Town Board Meeting; 

August 16, 2021 Special Town Board Meeting; and

August 27, 2021 Special Town Board Meeting

Privilege of the Floor: Open for Public comment/discussion on Agenda legislation only.

Legislation

Resolutions:

  • Resolution 133 of 2021: Authorizing payment of monthly vouchers of the 9th Abstract as filed in the office of the Town Clerk of Lake Luzerne, and shall be read and entered into the record by the Clerk during the meeting:

                                        #’s___ ___$___

GENERAL:

             HIGHWAY:

LAKE LUZERNE WATER FUND:  

HUDSON GROVE WATER FUND: 

(Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).

  • Resolution 134 of 2021: Resolution Authorizing Budget Amendment for September 2021 as follows: 

From: SW18320.2 Equipment to SW18320.4 Power Pump

$51,510.13 $51,510.13

(to Correct accounting/posting error)

  • Resolution 135 of 2021: Authorizing the Highway Superintendent to make a purchase exceeding the $1,500.00 procurement policy threshold, for the purchase of a “water line stop” service, which will allow for continued water service, during a fire hydrant replacement.  Three (3) quotes have been provided to the Town Bookkeeper and authorization shall not exceed $5,000.00.  (Introduced by Councilman O’Neal). 


  • Resolution 136 of 2021: Authorizing the Buildings and Grounds Department to make a purchase exceeding the $1,500.00 procurement policy threshold and to contract with a tree removal company for removal of a tree on the corner of Mill St. and Route 9, three quotes have been provided to the Town Bookkeeper and authorization shall not exceed $5,000.00. (Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).


  • Resolution 137 of 2021: Resolution authorizing a Fifty (50%) percent reimbursement payment to Town of Lake Luzerne lifeguards for the cost of their certification for fiscal year 2021. Reimbursement authorization is limited to fifty percent of the cost of certification and shall not exceed $200.00 per lifeguard/season. (Introduced by Councilman Lewandowski).


  • Resolution 138 of 2021: Resolution amending Resolution 112 of 2021 (authorizing purchase of two facial recognition time clocks, with temperature detection), by increasing spending authorization from $4,000.00 to $5,000.00, to allow for extended warranty protection. (Introduced by Councilman O’Neal)


  • Resolution 139 of 2021: Resolution authorizing the settlement of a claim against the Town of Lake Luzerne, by Joan Miraglia, in the amount of $1,342.53, for alleged damage to her vehicle while traveling through a Town of Lake Luzerne Highway Department work zone. (Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).


  • Resolution 140 of 2021: Resolution authorizing settlement of a claim against the Town of Lake Luzerne, by Theresa Rivers, in the amount of $1,239.50, for flowers ordered in October 2020 by Supervisor Merlino and delivered to the Town of Lake Luzerne in Spring 2021. (Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).


  • Resolution 141 of 2021: Resolution authorizing the Town of Lake Luzerne to expand the terms of the current professional services grant writing contract with Tracey Clothier.  New and additional services shall include professional services as Lake manager and professional services as Coordinator of the Updated Comprehensive Plan.  The current contract, which runs through December 31, 2021, is hereby expanded to include the above duties and scope of services, with the budgeted amount of $10,000.00 total for all services remaining constant. (Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).


  • Resolution 142 of 2021: Resolution authorizing and approving the extension of the professional services contract with Jaimee (Deuel) Kranz, as Web director for the Town of Lake Luzerne, through December 31, 2021, with authorization for forty hours per month at the current rate of twenty-five ($25.00) dollars per hour. (Introduced by Councilman Lewandowski).

  • Resolution 143 of 2021: Resolution authorizing the issuance of a Town Credit card to the Highway Superintendent for monthly purchases authorized below the procurement policy threshold. (Introduced by Councilman Fazio).

** Town of Lake Luzerne Water Board: (currently the Town Board) – 

Motion to move into the Town Water Board to address an appeal of a water bill for water services at 875 Lake Avenue.

Resolution: authorizing a reduced water bill for 875 Lake Avenue, reducing the bill from $198.56 to $125.00, as requested by Charlotte Wisell. (Introduced by Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse).

** Motion to move out of the Town Water Board and back into the Town Board meeting:

COMMITTEE REPORTS: Councilman shall provide reports of all committees as needed:

Personnel/Employee HR: Waterhouse and O’Neal

Assessor: Fazio

Town Clerk/Office/Records: Waterhouse

Fire Dept./EMS: Fazio and O’Neal

MSW/Transfer Station: Lewandowski and O’Neal

Highway Dept.: O’Neal and Fazio 

Water Dept.: Waterhouse and Fazio

Town Insurance:  Waterhouse

Tourism/Occupancy Tax: Waterhouse and Fazio

B&G, Parks & Rec, Beaches, Lakes: Waterhouse and Lewandowski

Planning and Zoning: Lewandowski

Public Safety – Constable: O’Neal and Fazio

Street Lighting: Lewandowski and Waterhouse

Justice Courts: Waterhouse And Fazio

Animal (Dog) Control: Lewandowski

Senior Citizens Center: Waterhouse and Fazio

Energy (gas, oil, solar, etc.): O’Neal and Lewandowski

Cemetery: Lewandowski and Waterhouse

IT/Website: Fazio and Waterhouse

Security: Fazio and Lewandowski

REPORTS:

Town Clerk Cynthia Sherwood

Highway Superintendent Ron Deuel; 

Deputy Supervisor Waterhouse; 

Councilman Fazio; 

Councilman Lewandowski; 

Councilman O’Neal; 

Supervisor Merlino: 

Privilege of the Floor: Open for Public comment/discussion of Town matters

Adjournment


Town Board Members:

Eugene Merlino, Supervisor

Phone: (518) 696-2711, ext. 3

Dan Waterhouse, Deputy-Supervisor

Phone: (518) 696-3011

Dave O’Neal, Councilman

Phone: (518) 696-3530

Michael Fazio, Councilman

Email: [email protected]

Paul Lewandowski, Councilman

Phone: (518) 696-5749

David Mitchell, Attorney for the Town

 

Town government is run by the Town Board as the executive, administrative and legislative body of the town.

Though the supervisor presides at Town Board meetings, and may be assigned certain power of administration and supervision, it is the Board as a whole that is responsible for running the Town.

 


Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2020 

February 10, 2020

March 9, 2020

April 16, 2020 

May 11, 2020

June 8, 2020

July 13, 2020

July 28, 2020

August 10, 2020

September 14, 2020

September 28, 2020

October 19, 2020

November 9, 2020

November 19, 2020

December 14, 2020

December 21, 2020

December 28, 2020

January 4, 2021

January 11, 2021

February 8, 2021

March 8, 2021

April 5, 2021

May 10, 2021

May 24, 2021

June 14, 2021

June 21, 2021

July 12, 2021


Properties Owned by the Town of Lake Luzerne

SWIS: 523200

  1. Hidden Valley Road (Parcel ID: 286.-1-68 // Prop Class: 821W // Total AV: 625,000)
  2. Hidden Valley Road (Parcel ID: 286.8-1-5 // Prop Class: 963W // Total AV: 17,000)
  3. Off State Route 9N (Parcel ID: 286.8-1-50 // Prop Class: 692 // Total AV: 1,000)
  4. Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 286.11-1-7 // Prop Class: 311A // Total AV: 10,000)
  5. 123 Towner Road (Parcel ID: 292.-1-41 // Prop Class: 851 // Total AV: 97,000)
  6. 119 Towner Road (Parcel ID: 292.-1-42 // Prop Class: 651 // Total AV: 1,700,000)
  7. 539 Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 292.15-1-11 // Prop Class: 652 // Total AV: 1,800,000)
  8.  Howe Road, Off (Parcel ID: 293.-1-5 // Prop Class: 721 // Total AV: 91,000)
  9. Lake Avenue, Off (Parcel ID: 298.7-1-38 // Prop Class: 300 // Total AV: 2,000)
  10. Lake Avenue, Off (Parcel ID: 298.7-1-39 // Prop Class: 300 // Total AV: 1,000)
  11. Lake Avenue, Off (Parcel ID: 298.7-1-40 // Prop Class: 300 // Total AV: 2,000)
  12. American Legion Drive (Parcel ID: 298.7-1-41 // Prop Class: 300 // Total AV: 9,000)
  13. Hudson River (Parcel ID: 298.11-1-1 // Prop Class: 311W // Total AV: 7,000)
  14. Hudson River (Parcel ID: 298.11-1-2 // Prop Class: 311W // Total AV: 8,500)
  15. Wall Street (Parcel ID: 298.11-1-11 // Prop Class: 311 // Total AV: 16,000)
  16. Read Park Road (Parcel ID: 298.11-2-23 // Prop Class: 692 // Total AV: 33,000)
  17. Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 298.11-2-42 // Prop Class: 653 // Total AV: 63,000)
  18. 268 Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 298.11-2-43 // Prop Class: 560W // Total AV: 184,000)
  19. Lake Avenue & Ivy Island (Parcel ID: 298.11-2-44 // Prop Class: 560W // Total AV: 119,000)
  20. 14 Bridge Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-1 // Prop Class: 653W // Total AV: 9,000)
  21. Main Street, Off (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-9 // Prop Class: 963W // Total AV: 14,000)
  22. Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-13 // Prop Class: 963 W // Total AV: 32,000)
  23. 37 Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-15 // Prop Class: 652W // Total AV: 169,000)
  24. 41 Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-16 // Prop Class: 963W // Total AV: 258,000)
  25. 51 Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-19 // Prop Class: 652 // Total AV: 254,000)
  26. Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-1-20 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 19,000)
  27. 2 Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-2-18 // Prop Class: 653 // Total AV: 22,500)
  28. 28 Mill Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-2-36 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 194,000)
  29. Mill Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-2-37 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 12,000)
  30. Mill Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-2-38 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 3,000)
  31. Mill Street (Parcel ID: 298.15-2-39 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 21,000)
  32. Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 298.15-3-22 // Prop Class: 560W // Total AV: 61,000)
  33. 248 Lake Avenue (Parcel ID: 298.15-3-23 // Prop Class 593W // Total AV: 160,000)
  34. 90 Pierrepont Road (Parcel ID: 298.16-1-80 // Prop Class: 560W // Total AV: 219,000)
  35. Main Street (Parcel ID: 298.19-1-25 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 8,000)
  36. Bay Road (Parcel ID: 298.19-1-63 // Prop Class: 311 // Total AV: 7,500)
  37. 12 Town Shed Road (Parcel ID: 298.20-1-22 // Prop Class: 651 // Total AV: 314,000)
  38. Lake Tour Road, Off (Parcel ID: 299.-1-25 // Prop Class: 314 // Total AV: 30,000)
  39. Reservoir Road, Off (Parcel ID: 299.-1-42 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 27,000)
  40. Seymour Brook (Parcel ID: 306.-1-2 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 90,000)
  41. East River Drive, Off (Parcel ID: 306.-1-5 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 25,000)
  42. Glens Falls Mountain Road, Off (Parcel ID: 306.-1-7 // Prop Class: 963 // Total AV: 45,000)
  43. Glens Falls Mountain Road, Off (Parcel ID: 306.-1-9 // Prop Class: 910 // Total AV: 8,000)
  44. Schaeffer Brook Lane (Parcel ID: 313.5-1-13 // Prop Class: 314 // Total AV: 3,000)
  45. Call Street (Parcel ID: 317.12-1-34 // Prop Class: 311 // Total AV: 1,000)
  46. Terrace Drive (Parcel ID: 317.16-1-4 // Prop Class: 560W // Total AV: 100,000)