The Corruption Continues!                                       4-10-2020


I don't know how many of you receive the emails re: our Monthly Town Board Meeting Agenda. If you don't receive it, you can request to added to the list! THIS Climate Smart Communities issue is HUGE, and VERY concerning for local property owners and residents who object to government intervention into how they use their properties and how many MORE Zoning restrictions will apply to our town as a whole! Our previous Town Board voted NO on this proposal THREE times, but Bruce Shenker continues to bring it back up. Now that we have all his Liberal friends on the board, it's going to happen if YOU don't contact your Supervisor and OBJECT! See document below:

TOWN OF NEW LEBANON
RESOLUTION #___, 2020
CREATION OF THE CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES TASK FORCE
APRIL 14, 2020
At the regular monthly meeting of the New Lebanon Town Board, held via video and
teleconference, duly called and held on the 14th day of April 2020, the following
Resolution was proposed and seconded:
Resolution by __________________
Seconded by ___________________
CREATION OF THE CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES TASK FORCE
WHEREAS, the Town of New Lebanon took the Climate Smart Communities Pledge
in February of 2020; and
WHEREAS, the next step in the Climate Smart Communities Program is to
establish a Climate Smart Communities Task Force; and
WHEREAS, the Climate Smart Communities Task Force should include members of
the Town’s Conservation Advisory Council, the NL Representative to the
Columbia County Environmental Management Council, and members of the
public; and
WHEREAS, the Town sent notice to the public looking for member of the public
interested in serving on the Climate Smart Task Force and received 8 letters of
interest from members of the public; and
WHEREAS, the NL Representative to the Columbia County Environmental
Management Council and 3 members of the Town’s Conservation Advisory
Council have agreed to serve on the Climate Smart Task Force with the NL
Representative to the Columbia County Environmental Management Council
serving as the Climate Smart Communities Coordinator and a member of the
Town’s Conservation Advisory Council serving as the Chair; and
WHEREAS, the Climate Smart Communities Coordinator position shall serve as the
single point person to serve as liaison among the governing body and chief
executive and shall have a commitment to local climate action, good
communication and organizational skills, demonstrated ability to motivate
volunteers and the ability to manage relationships among elected officials,
municipal staff and volunteers; and
WHEREAS, the Climate Smart Communities Chair position shall as liaison among
task force members and chair all climate smart task force meetings and shall
have a commitment to local climate action, good communication and
organizational skills, demonstrated ability to motivate volunteers and the ability
to manage relationships among volunteers.
IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Town Board of the Town of New Lebanon
hereby establishes the Climate Smart Task Force with the following members
and positions:
Bruce Shenker – CSC Coordinator and NL Rep to CC Enviro Mgt Council
Steve Powers – CSC Chair and CAC Rep
Robert Gilson – CAC Rep
Jenna Barbary – CAC Rep
Resolution __, 2020
Climate Smart Task Force
April 14, 2020
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Marc Frey – Member of the Public
Marsha Kessler – Member of the Public
Elizabeth Poreba – Member of the Public
Cathy Wilkerson – Member of the Public
Adelia Moore – Member of the Public
Sarah Steadman – Member of the Public
Carole Roseman – Member of the Public
Steven Dono – Member of the Public
Upon the question of the foregoing Resolution, the following Town Board Members
voted “Aye” or “Nay” for said Resolution:
Roll Call Vote:
Councilmember Norman Rasmussen ___
Councilmember Deborah Gordon ___
Supervisor Tistrya Houghtling ___
Councilmember Jesse Newton ___
Councilmember John Trainor ___
The Resolution, having been approved by a majority vote of the Town Board, was
declared duly adopted by the Supervisor of the Town of New Lebanon.
Dated: April 14, 2020
Marcie Robertson
Town Clerk
Town of New Lebanon



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NEW LEBANON!!!!

Here is the agenda for this coming Tuesday's Town Board Meeting. If you read last night's post or Blog re: Supervisor Houghtling, you are aware of my prediction that she intends to remove ALL non-Liberals from town government, one by one. Looking at this agenda, I see under New Business, mention of the Rep. for Emergency Management. We HAVE a duly-appointed E.M Rep., it is former Councilman Kevin Smith. Yes, the very same person that Tistrya has deliberately with-held pertinent Covid info from for weeks.The same person that Tistrya refused to appoint to the Ethics Board when it had NO quorum and 2 pending complaints. (Which are STILL pending, by the way!). Is she now thinking about removing him as Emergency Management Rep? What exactly would be her excuse for doing so? Could it be because he DARED to pressure the QUEEN into actually doing her JOB during this crisis, so HE could do HIS? Could it be that he's the first non-Liberal on her Hit List?! IF she is considering making such a move, she damn well BETTER have a valid reason. Please pay attention to this serious issue and unethical behavior, should it happen. Get involved and speak UP. America is not a country of Kings and Queens, it is a country of the PEOPLE. It is up to you and me to keep it that way. Stay well, JJ

Special Meeting for the purpose of interviewing applicants for the
position of Dog Control Officer (most will be in executive session)
To join on a computer go to: meet.google.com/fmr-kixr-djt
To join on a phone call: 1-475-328-0384 PIN: 215399027#
Please mute yourself and turn off your camera
7:00 p.m. Regular Meeting
To join on a computer go to: meet.google.com/hoo-eyau-bcm
To join on a phone call: 1-317-732-7361 PIN: 650114459#
Please mute yourself and turn off your camera
 Call to Order
 Moment of Silence
 Flag Salute
 Parameters of video/phone meeting
 Minutes Approval
~ March 10, 2020 ~ Regular Monthly Meeting
~ March 16, 2020 ~ Special Meeting
 Supervisor’s Report
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR – Supervisor Houghtling will read all comments,
questions and concerns emailed to supervisor@townofnewlebanon.com in advance of the
start of the meeting
BUDGET AMENDMENT:
Budget Amendment No. 4 of 2020 dated April 14, 2020
AUDIT OF BILLS:
Amend Abstract No. 3 dated March 10, 2020;
Edit Voucher #84 from $130.00 to $0.00;
Edit total amount of Abstract No. 3 from $57,709.80 to $57,579.80.
General No. 107, in the amount of $1,344.00; and
Capital No. 1, in the amount of $159,900.00;
As listed on Abstract No. 3A dated April 14, 2020.
General Nos. 108 through 141, in the amount of $18,559.29;
Highway Nos. 29 through 43, in the amount of $22,643.50; and
Escrow No. 3, in the amount of $550.00;
AGENDA
NEW LEBANON TOWN BOARD MEETING
April 14, 2020
Video/Phone Meeting
Town Board Meeting Agenda
March 10, 2020
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Please visit the town website @ www.townofnewlebanon.com.
Did you know that you can receive email copies of town board agendas, minutes and town notices by submitting your email address to
the town clerk at townclerk@townofnewlebanon.com?

As listed on Abstract No. 4 dated April 14, 2020.
OLD BUSINESS:
1. Proposed Local Law #1 of 2020 – public hearing postponed – date TBD
2. Increase CAC to 7 members and appoint 7th member
3. Climate Smart Communities – creation of task force
4. Appointment of CC Office for the Aging Representative
5. Appointment of Dog Control Officer & Set Salary
NEW BUSINESS:
1. Estimated substantial decrease to revenues in budget – discussion on how to
decrease expenditures
2. Request to extend contract for pavilion bathrooms due to COVID-19
3. NL Rep to Emergency Management
4. Highway Backhoe Request
COMMITTEE/LIAISON REPORTS – Any with urgent or COVID relevant updates
ANNOUNCEMENTS (of activities or events):
MAY:
Tuesday, May 12th ~ Regular Town Board Meeting @ Town Hall @ 7:00 pm
PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR - Supervisor Houghtling will read all comments, questions
and concerns emailed to supervisor@townofnewlebanon.com during the meeting
ADJOURNMENT

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