The Clarkstown Town Board meeting begins with two public hearings on proposed local law. The first hearing is on the proposed amendment to allow zoning for . The second hearing is a continuation of comments on the proposed consolidation of town, highway and mini trans mechanics under a new .
The board will make a special presentation to Katie Mager, the winner of the St. Francis CYO Basketball and Knights International Free Throw Championship.
One of the first resolutions would create the position of Fleet Manager for the Town Garage Department. Another resolution on the agenda calls for the appointment of Kevin P. Thurston, Anthony J. Drescher and Todd A. Papenmeyer, as police officers with the Clarkstown Police Department.
About two years ago, the board directed the Historical Review Board to put together a plan for the rehabilitation of the “Teaberry Port House.” At that time, local residents stopped a demolition permit to raze the house, which is owned by United Water. At the June meeting, Clarkstown Town Historian Robert Knight described Teaberry as a 1780 Dutch sandstone house on Strawtown Road in West Nyack that has been vacant for 10 years.
No plan has been presented so the town board will direct the Historical Review Board to describe its efforts and present a plan for preserving the deteriorating historical structure and potential sources of funding at its workshop on September 4.
The board will vote on authorizing bid awards for canine harassment of Canadian geese, Nancy Drive Stream channel stabilization, Prides Crossing drainage improvements, Brookdale Court culvert replacement and purchase and installation of a pre-fabricated salt storage canopy. Another resolution board members will consider is granting permission for a licensed fireworks display at Doctor Davies Farm in Congers. The board will vote on referring a proposed local law to amend zoning of town local laws regarding multi-family development.
Authorization for the supervisor to enter into agreements with the Nyack School District for a School Resource Officer Program for 2012-2013 School Term, Behan Planning Associates and Maser Consulting, P.A. to provide professional services for the New City Downtown Revitalization Project’s Phase III.
The town board is expected to vote on amending the 2012 salary schedule, approving installation of a breakaway barrier on Samuel Road in Nanuet and adopting the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Possible additions to the agenda include tentative retirement system reporting by Deputy Town Attorney from Keith Cornell, and bond resolutions for a salt shed and various drainage jobs.
The town board meets at 8 p.m. tonight in town hall.