TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY
TOWN BOARD MEETING
MONDAY 4/9/2018, 7:00 PM
FRANK STOW, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
DICK SENA, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
DUNCAN MCNEILL, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
LOUISE ORTMAN, COUNCILWOMAN PRESENT
Others Present: Clayton & Helen Emick; Dan Thomas; Will Ortman; Jerry Grice; Robin Miller, Bookkeeper; Dave Stapleton, Attorney; Louis Rieg; Pierre Chagnon, Legislator; Howard Peacock, Justice; Brad Lawson, Zoning C.E.O.; Nancy Thomas, Town Clerk
Moment of Silence in honor and memory of Supervisor Sally P. Carlson who passed away 3/23/2018
- MINUTES: 3/12/2018
- MOTION # 42 OF 2018
MRS. ORTMAN MOTIONED TO ADOPT THE MINUTES OF THE 3/12/18, TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES AS PRESENTED BY THE TOWN CLERK. MR. SENA SECONDED. YES (4): STOW, SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
DICK SENA, SNOW TOTAL REPORT – 192 ½ INCHES OF SNOW
Mr. Sena reported that the town has had 6 months of snow since November 2017.
- PUBLIC COMMENT:
- TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY SUPERVISOR – VACANCY
Mr. Stow said that he has resigned his position as Councilman/Deputy Supervisor for the Town in hopes that the board members will give him a vote of confidence for the Supervisor position. On advice of counsel, the board members verbally accepted the written resignation of Frank Stow, Councilman.
- MOTION # 43 OF 2018
- SENA MOTIONED TO APPOINT MR. STOW AS SUPERVISOR (4/9/2018-12/31/18), TO COMPLETE THE TERM OF SALLY P. CARLSON (1/1/18-12/31/19). MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. YES (3): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW (ABSTAIN). NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
The Town Clerk administered the Oath of Office to Mr. Stow and he assumed his position as Supervisor at that time. It was noted that Mr. Stow will hold the position until the next general election in November 2018.
Mr. Sena asked if Mr. Stow would be appointing a Deputy Supervisor at this meeting.
Mr. Stow said he was not ready to do that at this time.
The following correspondence has been received by the Supervisor and is available for review:
- PATRICK GOOCH – KAYAK STATIONS ON CHAUTAUQUA LAKE FOR AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES (ADA) – County looking to facilitate grant application
- HARMONY HISTORICAL SOCIETY – EVENT SCHEDULE
- LETTERS OF OBJECTION TO HERBICIDE PERMIT FOR LAKE
- Chautauqua Watershed Conservancy
- Edward Crum – 3076 Chautauqua Ave.
- NYS & Local Retirement Systems
- CHAUTAUQUA LAKE SNOWMOBILE CLUB – Invite to Landowner appreciation party 4/14/18
- ASSESSOR – PROPERTY TRANSFERS FEBRUARY 2018
- LEMC – LAKE ERIE MANAGEMENT COMMISSION – Objection to large scale solar generating facilities
- NYS – DEC – LETTER OF NOTIFICATION RE PROPOSED 2018 HERBICIDE APPLICATION/TREATMENTS TO LAKE
- DEPT. OF PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT – Applied for 2% Bed Tax Grant for work on scour holes on Ball Creek under I-86 bridge
- CHAUTAUQUA CO. WATER QUALITY TASK FORCE – Comments on Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for Herbicide Treatment on Chautauqua Lake
- BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW – Reminder to BAR members of training sessions to be held 4/24/18 and 5/1/18 (need only attend one session)
- NEIL ROBINSON – Town of Harmony LL#1-2018 eliminating the Planning Board and having the Zoning Board of Appeals assume those duties
- 2017ANNUAL UPDATE DOCUMENT (AUD) FILED 4/9/18 WITH COMPTROLLER
- TOWN OF ELLERY – SEQR – Lake Spraying Final SEIS
Mr. Stow asked Mr. Stapleton if the town needed to schedule a special meeting to act on this.
Mrs. Thomas said this is the Final SEIS and previously they were in the Draft SEIS stage. She said the town will probably be asked soon to act on this. Mrs. Thomas said she has included on the Town website information on this as well as how to get to the Ellery website where all the documentation, etc. can be read by the public.
Mr. Chagnon explained that the Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) has now been accepted by the Town of Ellery as Lead Agent. He said he believed the town should have received a letter which went out on Friday 4/6/18, indicating that there is a 14-day comment period for the involved agencies which include The Town of North Harmony. He said based on any comments from the involved agencies, including the DEC, the Town of Ellery will approve the Final SEIS.
Mr. Stapleton indicated it is up to board to decide if they wish to hold a Public Hearing to discuss this. He said he was under the impression that the permit for the actual spraying is a permit that North Harmony would have to obtain for our shoreline. He said to get to the spraying permit it is necessary to go through the environmental review and he believed that a Public Hearing should be held on that.
Mr. Chagnon said the spraying is a separate issue than the Final SEIS.
Mrs. Thomas said the town has already applied for the permit to spray but has not decided yet whether to use the permit. She said that will be a board decision.
Mr. Stapleton said to make that decision, the board will have to review the Environmental Impact Statements within that 14-day time period. He asked what the other towns are doing.
Mr. Chagnon said he did not know. He said this was announced at a Special Meeting of the Town of Ellery on Thursday, 4/5/18.
Mrs. Thomas said that all information including the Final SEIS can be found on the Ellery website and information on this has been posted on the Town of North Harmony website as well.
Mrs. Emick asked if an extension on the time could be obtained.
Mr. Chagnon said he did not know.
Mr. Stow asked if the Final SEIS must be approved by the DEC as well.
Mr. Chagnon said the SEIS will be accepted by the Lead Agent and finalized. He said the DEC will make comment on it, but the Town of Ellery as Lead Agent can choose to ignore them. There is no approval by the DEC required. He said the permits to spray will be issued or denied by the DEC. Those permits may be issued with serious restrictions at their discretion.
Mr. Stow asked if the permits could be denied altogether by the DEC.
Mr. Chagnon said that is correct.
Mr. Stow asked the board members what they would like to do.
Mr. Sena said of the 14-day period, we have 10 days left to review the Final SEIS and set up a meeting; that is a short period of time to review and understand such a large document. He said it might be better to hold a meeting prior to the town’s decision on whether to use the herbicide permit it has applied for.
There was further discussion and Mr. Chagnon noted that the SEIS does not say that there are not impacts on the environment. He said it states that they are mitigating the impacts on the environment to the extent practicable. He said Ellery will finalize the document based on the comments they receive, and they can choose to ignore the comments or modify the statement based upon the comments. Ellery will finalize the SEIS and that will be the end of it.
Mr. Stapleton said if the board does not want to take a position, perhaps it can be put on the town website that any or all comments by interested parties (including those of the board) should be sent to the Town of Ellery during the 14-day time period.
Mr. Chagnon said in relation to the time line on this he believes the 14 day comment period will run; the SEIS will be finalized by Ellery; the DEC will consider and finalize their position on the herbicide treatment permits which will be issued to the towns and the Chautauqua Lake Partnership (CLP) is hoping to have the treatment done in the first week of May. He said the town board will not have much time to react between the approval of the permit and the action to implement the herbicide treatment.
Mrs. Ortman said the board is almost forced to respond as individuals.
Mr. Sena suggested that the board review the SEIS on their own and a special meeting can be called if there are any issues.
Mrs. Thomas said the board will have the final decision as far as any application of herbicides on North Harmony shoreline.
Mr. Chagnon said he believes that is correct.
- MOTION # 44 OF 2018
- SENA MOTIONED THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS REVIEW THE SEIS AS INDIVIDUALS AND AUTHORIZED THE CLERK TO PLACE INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE CONCERNING THE 14 DAY COMMENT PERIOD AND ADVISING INTERESTED PARTIES TO SUBMIT THEIR COMMENTS TO THE TOWN OF ELLERY. MR. MCNEILL SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
Mr. Strickland asked how this treatment is being financed.
Mrs. Thomas said they had received approximately $90,000 from Senator Young and had received funding from many of the towns affected. She said there was also private funding.
- LETTER FROM THE DORMITORY AUTHORITY OF NEW YORK STATE (DASNY) RE GRANT FOR NEW COURT/TOWN BUILDING
Mr. Stow said the letter indicates that the town has been given a SAM Grant in the amount of $1,000,000.00 for a new Court/Town Building. He said there is quite a bit of paperwork and forms that must be completed to satisfy those grant requirements and the town will be working on that.
- OLD BUSINESS
- RFP NEW TOWN/COURT BUILDING – RFP’s must be received by 4/10/18 and town has until 5/1/18 to make decision. Planning Board Review?
Mr. Stow said we have received one Request for Proposal on the new building. He asked Mr. Lawson if this needed to go to the Planning Board for review.
Mr. Lawson said he doesn’t believe it does in that district, but he will look it up.
Mr. Stapleton said he believes the grant calls for some type of environmental review. He said the question is which board should do the SEQRA review. There was discussion of the square footage of the building being over 5,000 sq. ft. and that requires the Town Board to be Lead Agent on the SEQRA.
- NORTH HARMONY CENTENNIAL UPDATE – Next meeting 5/7/18 at 4:00 PM
Dan Thomas said he and Mr. Ortman continue to work on the details for a yearlong Centennial Celebration. He said they have chosen 6 dates to honor our first 100 years. Three dates involve the Harmony Historical Society in Blockville and include 9/15-16, 2018 and 9/21-22, 2019, to coincide with the Annual Harmony Historical Festival. He said on 5/18/19, Harmony Historical Society Museum will participate in a County Wide “Open Doors” event. He said appropriate displays will be set up at each of these events. The large event will be a Town Wide Picnic and Pig Roast at Butts Park on Sat. 7/13/19. He said Mr. Stow has already agreed to roast the pig(s). Mr. Thomas said they have also scheduled 2 concerts per Mrs. Carlson’s wishes; one at Ashville Commons on Tues. 7/23/19; and one at Lighthouse Park on Tues. 8/20/19. He said there had been discussion of publishing a book and that was undecided at this point. He said the next meeting will be Mon. 5/7/18 at 4:00 PM at the Community Building and they welcome ideas and participation.
- BIDS FOR NEW HIGHWAY TRUCK 2018 ¾ TON HD 2500 PICKUP
Ed Shults Chevrolet Total w/ trade in $7,195.00
West Herr Ford Total w/ trade in $9,845.00
- MOTION # 45 OF 2018
- MCNEILL MOTIONED TO ACCEPT THE BID OF ED SHULTS CHEVROLET FOR A NEW ¾ TON 2018 HD2500 PICKUP IN THE AMOUNT OF $7,195.00 (TOTAL W/TRADE IN). MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- PLANNING BOARD – Review of changes to Zoning map (C-1 District to R-3 and TC-2) in Wells Bay area off Rt. 394
Mr. Lawson said this had been discussed at the last meeting and said Mr. Grice owns a piece of property on the north side of Wells Bay Rd. and Rt. 394. He said for many years it had been a Commercial District (C-1) property, until 2014 when the Planning Board changed that property to a Residential 3 District which goes all the way to the far edge of National Grids Property. He said on the other side of Rt. 394 the property had also been C-1 but had been changed to Ag Residential (AR) except for the Landscaping Company which remained C-1. He said the problem arose when he wrote a letter to the Grice’s in 2016 indicating that the property was C-1, which is the way they have been marketing it for sale. He said the error was discovered when they had someone express interest in purchasing and developing the property. He said the Planning Board had discussed it at their last meeting and suggested that they would compromise and make it a Tourist Commercial 2 (TC-2) District (ref. PB minutes 3/13/18). He said that is how the matter currently stands.
Mr. Grice said he had purchased the property and since he is in the construction business, he had done some fill in with concrete, etc. on the lower side of the property. He said the Tourist Commercial (TC-2) District allows uses by right such as Public Restrooms and Parking Lots, which does not cover the small store the person interested in purchasing it wishes to construct. He requested that the town return the property to the C-1 District which Mr. Lawson’s letter indicates it is zoned for.
Mr. Sena read the recommendation of the Planning Board in the matter (ref. PB minutes 3/13/18).
Mr. Grice said they had purchased the property when it was zoned C-1.
Mr. Sena said if the TC-2 District parameters do not fit the use that Mr. Grice plans, he should probably attend the Planning Board meeting tomorrow night.
Mr. Grice said he plans to.
Mr. Peacock said he thought when National Grid had put their building up in the early 1970’s the whole area had been changed to Commercial because of that.
Mr. Stapleton said whatever you decide to do it will require an amendment to the Zoning Local Law which will require a Short form SEQR and a Public Hearing, all at the local level.
- MOTION # 46 OF 2018
- SENA MOTIONED TO TABLE ANY ACTION ON THE ZONING OF PROPERTY OWNED BY MR. GRICE LOCATED AT THE NORTH SIDE OF WELLS BAY ROAD AND RT. 394 UNTIL MR. GRICE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE PLANNING BOARD MEETING ON 4/10/18. MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED.
Mr. Grice said you can’t put words in someone else mouth, but Sally Carlson had been adamant that the property should be returned to the C-1 District.
It was agreed by several people that Mrs. Carlson had made that statement and agreed that the TC-2 District does not fit with what the property owner would like to do
YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
Mr. Stow said hopefully something could be worked out in a favorable manner at the Planning Board meeting.
- LIGHTHOUSE AT PARK – UPDATE
Mr. Strickland said the Lighthouse has been rebuilt at BOCES and is waiting to be moved to the park and sided. He asked if the town has an account with B&L so that we purchase the siding. He said he would obtain samples of siding to choose from. He said Mrs. Carlson had really wanted red/white/blue siding but that can be difficult because of fading and those colors are difficult to find. All agreed they would like to view the colors available. Mr. Strickland also said if it is possible it would be nice to place a plaque “Lady of the Lake” on the Lighthouse in honor of Sally Carlson. There was discussion of the fact that the Lighthouse is dedicated to Jess Present and that might need to be discussed with his family.
- NEW BUSINESS:
- PAY/RENEW BAN BOCES/SUNRISE COVE WATER DISTRICT – Matures 5/11/18
BAN amount due 5/11/18: $50,478.18
Total Principal payment $13,800.00
Interest payment @ 3.84% $ 1,932.98
Total payment by TONH $15,732.98 ___________
BAN RENEWAL AMOUNT MAY 2019 $36,678.18
Mr. Sena noted that this payment is reimbursed by BOCES.
- MOTION # 47 0F 2018
- SENA MOTIONED TO AUTHORIZE PAYMENT ON THE BOCES/SUNRISE COVE WATER DISTRICT BAN PRINCIPAL OF $50,478.18 DUE ON 5/11/18 AS FOLLOWS: PRINCIPAL PAYMENT OF $13,800.00; INTEREST PAYMENT OF $1,932.98 FOR A TOTAL PAYMENT OF $15,732.98. FURTHER THE SUPERVISOR WAS AUTHORIZED TO SIGN ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS TO RENEW THE BAN WITH M&T BANK FOR THE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF $36,678.18 AT PREVAILING INTEREST RATES. MR. MCNEILL SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY SUPERVISOR – VACANCY
Addressed during Public Comment portion of the meeting.
- TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY COUNCIL POSITION VACANCY – Advertise for letters of interest
Mr. Stow said he would like to advertise for letters of interest in the position and have the Town Clerk place it on the website. He said he would like to have responses no later than Friday.
The board agreed that was not enough time to get the word out.
Mrs. Ortman suggested that we allow responses until Friday, 4/20/18 and review letters of interest on 4/24/18 at 6:00 PM. The board agreed.
- MOTION # 48 OF 2018
MRS. ORTMAN MOTIONED TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN CLERK TO POST A LEGAL NOTICE REQUESTING LETTERS OF INTEREST FROM PERSONS INTERESTED IN A VACANCY ON THE TOWN BOARD. MR. SENA SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
Mrs. Thomas said she would also request that the P.J. run the notice on the Region/Local page of the paper and will also place it on the town website.
PIERRE CHAGNON, LEGISLATOR
Mr. Chagnon said the following occurred at the March 2018 Legislature meeting:
- We had a commendation presentation to the Jamestown Raiders Club Hockey team on taking home the AAU New York State Hockey Tournament Mixed Division Championship.
- We passed a Local Law declaring the opioid epidemic and its effects on Chautauqua County a public nuisance and establishing a cost recovery procedure for the County’s expenditures incurred in providing services related to the opioid epidemic. The selling, distributing, and prescribing of large amounts of opioids in our community has created a public health and safety hazard affecting the residents of the County. This crisis has devastated families, wreaked havoc on our economy, and produced a generation of narcotic dependence. As a result, costs related to healthcare, family and social services, criminal justice, addiction and rehabilitation, and many other areas have significantly increased. The County, funded by tax revenues, pays many of these costs. This statute clarifies that reimbursement may be sought for the costs of providing such services, whenever practical, from the responsible party. “Responsible party” means any person or corporation whose negligent, intentional, or otherwise wrongful conduct causes an incident resulting in the County incurring costs or who is found liable or made responsible by a court for the costs incurred by the County in the form of damages, regardless of the cause of action.
- We passed a resolution requesting the Chautauqua County Industrial Development Agency to approve no further PILOT agreements of any kind for large wind energy projects with a rated capacity of 5 MW or greater. Our action was a request, because the IDA is a public benefit corporation over which the County Legislature has no authority other than the appointment of the members of the Board.
- The greatest unfavorable variance, which dominated the 2017 budget performance, came from an unexpected $3.8 million from NYS Office of Children and Family Services for juvenile detention. You will recall our shock and outrage when the rates from the State more than doubled with no notice and were applied retroactively through 2015. The only good news is there should be no impact this year, as the 2018 Budget reflects the higher rates.
- All of the unfavorable 2017 budget variances were analyzed, and a few of them indicate risk for the 2018 Budget.
- The Fly Car program experienced an operating loss of approximately $268K in 2017, and the Finance Department is anticipating a similar operating loss for 2018. In light of the Legislature being told this program would be self-sustaining, the Audit & Control Committee expressed a desire to understand what has changed from our understanding when the program was approved in June 2017 with revenues equal to appropriations. I submitted a list of 15 questions to the Director of Emergency Services regarding what has changed from the MMA Consulting Group study of emergency services dated July 2016. The Public Safety and Audit & Control Committees will review the answers in their April meetings.
- Revenue from the Tribal Compact is budgeted at $725,000 this year, but the Governor has been unable to resolve the standoff with the Seneca Nation over gaming exclusivity and thus the nation is withholding revenue share payments.
- The Energy Plant at the Landfill is not producing profits due to dramatically lower revenues that significantly exceed lower expenses. There is no expectation the revenue rates will improve in time to salvage the $269K profit in the 2018 Budget. A plan to improve this situation is being developed.
- The expectations of improved revenue from the STOP-DWI program did not materialize due to the Governor’s veto and puts the Sheriff’s 2018 Budget in jeopardy by more than $100K. The Sheriff has committed to me that action will be taken to get this program into budget compliance.
- Although the Public Defender’s 2018 Budget was increased substantially for additional staff, if our expectation that this will reduce the Assigned Counsel costs is unrealized the Budget could be in jeopardy by nearly $300K.
- Even though we increased the Sheriff’s 2018 Budget for Jail overtime, unless the hoped-for improvements from the work of the Community Justice Coordinating Council accelerate, we could be facing over $100K in Budget variance. The good news is the Jail population is currently at an unprecedentedly low level.
KEVIN OKERLUND, ASSESSOR
Mr. Okerlund’s report indicated that they are finishing up valuations on properties in the town. Gas well productions which had been falling in the past are expected to rise slightly this year. Special franchise valuations are complete, and the tentative roll will be filed 5/1/18.
DAN STRICKLAND, HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT
Mr. Strickland said they have been measuring roads for oil and stone with Suitcote and nova chip from Midland. He said they are hauling a lot of gravel and salt for their stockpiles while they wait for the weather to cooperate to begin road work.
HOWARD PEACOCK, JUSTICE
Mr. Peacock read the following report:
COURT REPORT FOR MONTH OF MARCH 2018
April 9, 2018 Board Meeting
$48,931.50 in fines, fees, and surcharges was collected by the Court and given to the Town of North Harmony CFO for the court cases reported to the NYS Comptroller for March 2018. We opened 263 new cases and closed 321 cases.
Of the $39,093.00 collected by the Court in February 2018, the Town retained $11,222.00.
Mr. Peacock said he had called the court system regarding the $15,000 grant on 4/6/18. He said they advised the $15,000 grant funds need to be reallocated for construction materials (i.e. 2×4 lumber, plywood, sheetrock, etc.) for construction of the new building. He said the funds must be spent by June 1, 2018 and if they are not spent by then we will need to request another extension. He said he had hoped to purchase desks, a bench, etc. but that is not possible. The money must be spent only on construction materials for the court room.
Mrs. Thomas suggested they could purchase the materials for the court dais.
Mr. Peacock noted that if the town doesn’t use the funds in the way the Unified Court wishes, it could hurt our chances for future grant funding. He said we can seek another grant for courtroom bench, metal detector, etc. once this grant is completed.
BRAD LAWSON, ZONING C.E.O. (Copy of report in Minute Book)
Mr. Lawson reviewed his report for those present. He indicated that the figures on his monthly report may not be correct. He said he and Jeff Reynolds of B&L had replaced the windows in the Community Building that had lost their moisture seal.
Mrs. Thomas agreed to send a thank you letter to Mr. Reynolds.
NANCY THOMAS, TOWN CLERK (Copy of report in Minute Book)
Mrs. Thomas said Tax Collection is pretty much complete. She said of the Original Warrant $3,476,704.33 we received full payments of $3,316,693.10; leaving unpaid in the amount of $160,011.23. She said this is about 4.60% unpaid.
Mrs. Thomas said she had spoken to Fran Porpiglia at National Grid and had been informed that the light at Cheney’s Point that the people want to have removed is a private area light and since it is not a light district light, they will remove it completely.
MOTION # 49 OF 2018
- SENA MOTIONED TO ACCEPT THE TOWN CLERKS REPORT AS PRESENTED. MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
FRANK STOW, SUPERVISOR (Copy of report in Minute Book)
- MOTION # 50 OF 2018
- SENA MOTIONED TO ACCEPT THE SUPERVISORS REPORT AS SUBMITTED. MR. MCNEILL SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- MOTION # 51 OF 2018
- MCNEILL MOTIONED TO APPROVE THE GENERAL FUND VOUCHERS AS AUDITED AND REVIEWED EARLIER IN THE AMOUNT OF $55,004.89. MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
- MOTION # 52 OF 2018
- MCNEILL MOTIONED TO APPROVE THE HIGHWAY FUND VOUCHERS AS AUDITED AND REVIEWED EARLIER IN THE AMOUNT OF $61,969.30. MRS. ORTMAN SECONDED. YES (4): SENA, MCNEILL, ORTMAN, STOW. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
MOTION # 53 OF 2018
ON A MOTION MADE BY MR SENA, SECONDED BY MR. MCNEILL, AND NONE BEING OPPOSED, THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 8:30 PM.