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LPTB July 15 2019

Lake Pleasant to test water wells
By Pete Klein
LAKE PLEASANT—At the Lake Pleasant Town Board meeting of July 15, Supervisor Dan Wilt and Councilperson Nancy Seifts said they reviewed a list of certified Public Accounts in the surrounding area and have narrowed the list down to three different firms. They did an interview with an interested public accounting firm, but no proposal has been sent in yet. The firm representative will be meeting with Account Clerk Kathleen Aird. Hopefully they can come up with a replacement soon.
Supervisor Wilt reported that the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) between the Town and Peter Newell from Affordable technical Solutions has been finalized and signed. Newell will provide services to the Town for computer and internet updates, and technical software.
Town Clerk Deborah O'Rourke reported that the Annual Financial Report for the year 2018 has been filed electronically with the NYS Comptrollers' Office and a copy is filed with the Town Clerk.
Carl and Tom Wheeler, who have purchased 177 Golf Course Road, have contacted Supervisor Wilt about purchasing the Town property located at 175 Golf Course Road so they could put a new septic system in. They informed the Board that they need the space in order to replace the present holding tank with a new septic system.
Supervisor Wilt asked Bob Benkovich (Town Code Enforcement Officer) in the audience if homes could still have holding tanks which would have to be pumped out from time to time and can the existing one be used? Bob said they would have to go back to the APA to see if they would agree to change from a holding tank to a septic s stem.
Councilperson Cristine Meixner asked how far from the shore does a septic system be located. Bob said 100 feet. Meixner does not feel that there is enough room to put in a septic system with that setback.
Councilperson Robert Peck said if the Town decides to sell this property, it would have to be bid on. Maybe an application JIF application could be done to see if a septic could go in.
Further discussion at next meeting.
Karen McComb, president of the Lake Pleasant Library Board of Trustees, handed out the Library semiannual report.
Don Braunius suggested if anyone is having problems with Frontier Communications Internet service there is a form that you gone go online at the NYS Attorney General’s Office website. He did this and his service has finally been fixed.
Robert Peck has been having problems since June with only 20% internet service. He spent at least two hours with
Frontier to get an appointment in July the day after he spoke to them his phones went out. He called Frontier to say if there is an emergency you telling me I have to go to my nearest neighbor, mile away to call? She said I guess so.
Betsy Bain stated that Frontier has been sending extra crews because they know they are so behind. Jim Swanson also shared that he had a call ticket in from April and it just got resolved.
Neil McGovern stated he is glad that the Town Board is taking their time and discussing on selling the Town's property on 175 Golf Course Road.
Councilperson Nancy Seifts mentioned that the docks are still on the ROW which is not allowed. Seifts and Meixner feel they should be removed. Councilperson Meixner said she spent at least two weeks in the County Clerk's Office last year researching the history of 175 Golf Course Road.
Supervisor Wilt said that Donna Benkovich will report on the Chamber's activities at the August meeting.

Editor’s note: This story is based upon the minutes of Deborah O’Rourke, Town Clerk.

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