Public Works Committee
June 3, 2009
** NOT APPROVED **
Present: D. Fanton, D. Roeske, J. Mancuso, M. McCormick, T. Hopkins,
B. Reynolds, N. Ungermann, T. O’Grady, C. Crandall, L. Dorrett
Also Present: J. Margeson, B. Riehle, D. Burdick, B. Dibble, G. Benson,
Jeff Bernicke (Native Energy), Larry Shilling (Casella)
1. Meeting called to order
2. Approval of minutes
3. State Nursery Closure
4. Village of Canaseraga Contract Renewal
5. Native Energy- Carbon Credits
1. Chairman Fanton called the meeting to order at 1:00 p.m.
2. A motion was made by Mr. Reynolds and seconded by Mr. McCormick approving the minutes of May 6, 2009. Motion Carried.
3. On a referral from the Board of Legislators the Committee discussed the closing of the State Nursery that is being targeted by the NYS DEC and the Governor’s Office for closure as soon as July 1, 2009. The State Nursery is located in Saratoga Springs. Mr. Ungermann stated that if the State cuts this program the private sector will be there to pick it up. After much more discussion, a motion was made by Mr. Hopkins and seconded by Mr. Reynolds to table this issue until Mr. Kruger is available to give more information on this subject. Motion Carried. (Opposed: Mr. Ungermann)
4. Mr. Mancuso discussed the waste disposal Agreement with the Village of Canaseraga which allows the Village to use the Transfer Station that is located within their village. The agreement for 2009-2010 is a two-tier agreement. The total cost of the agreement for July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 would be $7,858.50. Mayor Robert Ames proposed to Mr. Mancuso that the Village pay $7,600 for the upcoming fiscal year instead of the calculated amount. A motion was made by Mr. O’Grady and seconded by Mr. Reynolds to enter into this agreement with the Village of Canaseraga for $7,858.50. Motion Carried.
5. Jeff Bernicke of Native Energy and Larry Shilling of Hyland Landfill in Angelica were in attendance to discuss the possibility of assisting the County in developing a gas collection/management project at the County Landfill. Mr. Bernicke described the capabilities of his company and how it could function as a carbon manager and financial underwriter of a gas project. The County is interested in voluntarily reducing Landfill gas emissions for carbon credits.
6. Chairman Fanton adjourned the meeting at 2:07 p.m.
Secretary to Superintendent