Queensbury Town Board
* Queensbury Town Board workshop, Monday evening
* Supervisor Ron Montesi is exploring the potential of the town buying laptop computers for Town Board members to reduce the use of paper at meetings. Agendas, resolutions and supporting documents would be downloaded into the computers instead of distributing paper copies. Resolutions sometimes are revised as many as three times, with multiple copies of each revision printed each time, he said. The Saratoga Springs City Council uses laptop computers instead of paper copies, he said. Town Board members would be permitted to take the computers home, but use would be restricted to town business, he said.
* The board discussed renewal of its engineering consulting contract with Vision Engineering. “I know there has been some concern about time frames, but we are small. ... I will be the first to admit that we can’t compete with a 100-person firm,” said Dan Ryan, a principal in the three-person firm. Ryan said that because his firm is thorough, change orders have been limited to just $100,000 on $2.5 million of contracts managed for the town. “I do appreciate the continued loyalty in using us, because I feel it’s important to use local people,” he said.
* The board was scheduled to interview Steve Cardona, John Henkel, Kyle Noonan and Harrison Freer, who are candidates for appointment to the town Zoning Board of Appeals. There are vacancies for one board seat and two alternates.
* The board was scheduled to interview Brian Clements and Brian Dreitlein, candidates for the 2nd Ward Town Board seat appointment. The board expects to conduct additional interviews once other political parties recommend candidates, Montesi said. A time frame for making the appointment has not been determined, he said. The board may decide not to fill the vacancy, said 3rd Ward Councilman John Strough.
* 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at Queensbury Center