The Clarkstown Town Board meets Tuesday night with an agenda comprised of presentations, personnel appointments, bid authorizations, a police officer resignation and possible discussion of historic house preservation. Community members are expected to ask for more specifics about several agenda items.
Members of the Clarkstown Taxpayers have indicated they will ask the town board to look further into the circumstances of the resignation of Police Officer William Sherwood. The resignation of the Washingtonville resident is retroactive to January 17.
Supporters of historic preservation in the town have expressed concern over the fate of the Vanderbilt and Traphagen houses on the Traphagen property on Germonds Road in West Nyack. The two houses sit on the nine-acre site purchased by the town in 2011. The board is tentatively scheduled to vote on an environmental impact review of the parcel’s proposed subdivision.
Board members will vote on temporary police officer appointments for: William J. Cunnane, Aaron D. Gould, Michael G. Graham, Henry Mendez, Steven Quinones, Matthew J. Sheehy, Matthew E. Usefof, all at the annual salary of $59,398 and the permanent appointment of Robert J. McDermott with a yearly salary of $71,275
A bonding resolution for $179,690 for technology upgrades for town hall and the police department will be considered. The improvements would include updated network, engineering imaging, police mobile data communications, mobile switching and standby emergency power components. The board will vote on authorizing the advertising of bids for two trailer-mounted generators, two trailer mounted Led light towers, the 2013 Roadway Resurfacing and Concrete Curb and Sidewalk Replacement programs.
According to the supervisor's office, the intended use of the trailer-mounted generators and lights is for emergencies at the town's 15 sewer pump stations.
They will vote on authorizing the acceptance of easements for ingress, egress, construction and maintenance of sewer pump stations in conjunction with an Intermunicipal Agreement with Rockland County Sewer District #1. The agreement would be amended to add the Main Street and Long Clove Road in New City station, New Haven Ave and Lake Nanuet Park in Nanuet facility and North Greenbush Road in West Nyack station. The board voted in January in favor of eminent domain to obtain an easement for the North Greenbush Road site in West Nyack.
The county will reimburse the town for construction and engineering costs up to $11 million and lease the pump stations and sewer lines for 30 years.
Town members will give out the 2012 Pride of Clarkstown Awards to the following honorees:
- Majestic Lawn Care and Landscape Adopt-a-Spot of Congers for the Community Project Category
- Safe Harbour Group, Ltd. in New City for the Professional Office Category
- Jimmy’s on Main of Nanuet for the Food/Hospitality Category
- Jewish Community Campus Rockland (JCC Rockland) in West Nyack for the Non-Profit Category
- Kohl Industrial Park of Congers for the Industrial Category
- Red Hill Nursery in New City for the Small Business Category
- Grand Prize Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac of Nanuet for the Shopping Center/Retail Category
- John Mini Distinctive Landscapes in Congers for the Service Business Category
A posthumous award will be presented in Dorie McMaster’s name for the Civic Pride Category.