Town of Schroon                      Established 1803          15 Leland Ave PO Box Schroon Lake NY 12870         Phone:518-532-7737 Fax:532-9474 Office hours 8am to 4pm M-F
Town of Schroon Town Board Meetings
Regular Town Board Meeting Monday, June 8th at 6 p.m. Agenda 1) CALL TO ORDER 2) PLEDGE TO THE FLAG – deferred due to electronic meeting 3) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – only reviewing items submitted prior for this meeting 4) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE MINUTES 5) RESOLUTION TO PAY VOUCHERS 6) DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY MARCH 20, 2020 EXTENSION OF SOE May 14-May 19 EXTENSION OF SOE May 19-May 23 EXTENSION OF SOE May 23-May 28 EXTENSION OF SOE May 28-June 2 EXTENSION OF SOE June 2-June 7 EXTENSION OF SOE June 7-June 12 7) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE NAMING OF TANK WAY OFF HORSESHOE POND ROAD 8) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE JOE BRANIGAN AS GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT @ $17.12/HR.     FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SEASON 9) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE LIFEGUARDS FOR THE 2020 SUMMER SEASON @ 11.83/HR EMILY MAISONVILLE, ALORA BEAROR, ALYSEN BRUCE, TYLER GIBBS, CONOR MURCAR, MORGAN YAROSH 10) RESOLUTION TO APPROVE JEANINE MELVILLE AS LIFEGUARD SUPERVISOR FOR THE 202O SEASON@ $1,000 FOR THE SEASON. 11) Update on Route 9 Bridge Painting - Rick 12) UPDATE ON FEMA OCT STORM PROGRESS PROJECTS COMPLETED 13) UPDATE ON UNSAFE PROPERTY ON HOFFMAN – Engineering report 14) UPDATE ON TOWN OWNED CEMETERIES – Ethan 15) UPDATE ON OPEN CONTAINER ORDINANCE #5 – PUBLIC HEARING JUNE 10TH 16) ANY OTHER BUSINESS DEEMED NECESSARY 17) PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - any remaining items previously submitted prior to meeting ADJOURNMENT Public Hearing - Open Container Law #5 Wed, Jun 10, 2020 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT) Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone. You can also dial in using your phone. United States: +1 (872) 240-3412 Access Code: 550-482-021 New to GoToMeeting? Get the app now and be ready when your first meeting starts:  ORDINANCE #5 TOWN OF SCHROON OPEN CONTAINER ORDINANCE SECTION 1. No person shall have in his or her possession any open bottle or open container of whatever nature or description containing liquor, beer, ale, wine or other alcoholic beverage, while such person is upon any public highway, public street, public sidewalk, public parking area or other public place (excepting those premises duly licensed for sale and consumption of alcoholic beverages on the premises), or in or upon any vehicle of whatever make or description, with the intent to consume the same while at or upon any such public place. [There shall be a rebuttable presumption that there is intent to consume an alcoholic beverage when (a) the manufacturer’s seal on the container is broken, (b) the container is less than full or (c) the person is intoxicated.] [The provisions of this Ordinance shall not be deemed to prohibit the possession of wine which has been resealed in accordance with the provisions of Alcoholic Beverage Control Law Section 81[4] and which, if in a motor vehicle, is transported in the vehicle's trunk or is transported behind the last upright seat or in an area not normally occupied by the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle that is not equipped with a trunk.] SECTION 2. Any open bottle or other open container of an alcoholic beverage in any vehicle, shall be presumptive evidence that the same is in the possession of all occupants thereof with the intent to consume the same in the vehicle while in or upon a public place, and in violation of this ordinance. Consistent with Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1227, for the purposes of this Ordinance “vehicle” shall not include a vehicle designed to carry ten (10) or more passengers and used to carry passengers for profit or hire.  SECTION 3. A violation of the open container portion of this ordinance shall constitute an offense against such ordinance, punishable by a fine not exceeding $100.00 or by imprisonment in the Essex County jail for 10 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment for the first offense and by a fine not exceeding $250.00 or by imprisonment in the Essex County jail for 30 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, for a second or subsequent offense, provided, however, that for the purpose of conferring jurisdiction upon courts and judicial officers generally, such violations shall be deemed misdemeanors, and for such purpose only, all provisions of law relating to misdemeanors shall apply to such violations. SECTION 4. There is excepted from the provisions of this ordinance, and the same shall not be applicable to, the possession or use of the above mentioned open containers, etc. at any public event, celebration or other occasion whatever, whereat or in connection with which such exception has been duly authorized or approved of in advance by the Town Board. SECTION 5. (A) The Town Board of the Town of Schroon ordains that there are certain local events and/or occasions that can be deemed appropriate by the Town Board for allowing the sampling and/or serving of craft beer, wine and/or hard cider on property owned by the Town of Schroon. In such cases certain rules and regulations as outlined in this section shall be in force for the proper administration of this exception. (B) In order to promote the safety, health and general welfare by creating certain conditions and restrictions, the following rules and regulations shall be in full force for the serving and/or sampling of craft beer, wine and/or hard cider on Town of Schroon owned property. 1. Applications for event sponsors shall be made on a form developed by the Town of Schroon Town Clerk, submitted at least 30 business days prior to the event and must be approved by the Town Board. Said form will list the name of vendors participating in the event that will be providing craft beer and/or wine. The event sponsor will be responsible for the vendor(s) adhering to the rules of the Town of Schroon. 2. Any event where the serving size of craft beer, wine and/or hard cider exceeds three (3) ounces will be restricted to one (1) alcohol vendor. 3. All vendors of craft beer, wine and hard cider shall have all appropriate permits, licenses and insurances and copies shall be given to the event sponsor and the Town of Schroon. This shall include, but not be limited to, permits and/or other approvals required by the State Liquor Authority. 4. All vendors shall follow the local and state regulations for alcohol sales. 5. The open consumption of craft beer, wine and hard cider shall be only within a designated controlled space. 6. All vendors shall provide the appropriate staff to cut-off obviously drunk patrons and to ensure that no one under the age of 21 has access to craft beer, wine or hard cider. 7. The municipal fee for craft beer, wine and hard cider vendors if they have approval to serve their product shall be established if deemed appropriate by a Resolution of the Town Board. 8. The serving area must be constructed and/or arranged in a manner that prevents beer, wine or hard cider from being passed through to patrons outside of the controlled space. 9. Noise from the controlled area where craft beer, wine and/or hard cider is served shall not interfere with the neighbors’ enjoyment of their property. (C) Any person who violates, disobeys or refuses to comply with or who resists the enforcement of Section 5 of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine of One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) for each such offense. SECTION 6. If any section or provision of this ordinance is decided by the courts to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the validity of the ordinance as a whole or any part thereof, other than the part so decided to be unconstitutional or invalid. Adopted by Town Board: July 10, 1968. Amended by Town Board May __. 2020 PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that all interested parties will be heard at this time and place. Patricia Savarie Town of Schroon Town Clerk