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Special Meeting – January 10, 2019

A special meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Homer was held on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., in the office space currently being renovated.


                Frederick J. Forbes, Sr., Supervisor

                Larry R. Jones, Councilman

                Michael R. Park, Councilman

                Barry E. Warren, Councilman

                Kevin M. Williams, Councilman

                Anita W. Jebbett, Town Clerk


                Gerald Contento, Contento Contractors

                Anthony Contento, Contento Contractors

                William Kline, owner, W.H. Kline Construction

                Ty Takas, foreman, W.H. Kline Construction

There was much discussion about insulating the outside walls of the office space with spray-foam insulation.  Supervisor Forbes said that after looking into it more thoroughly, it was decided to stay with the ceiling height as originally planned.  Bill Kline suggested using steel studs on the interior of the outside walls and then spray-foaming up to a height of 10 feet.  The Board members agreed that they would also like to spray-foam the remainder of the walls up to the ceiling and that it would be at an additional cost to the Town.

The Town Board had asked Contento’s to look over the old one-foot square wall tiles which are thought to be attached to the wall with glue containing asbestos.  After much discussion, it was decided that to remove all the old tiles would be too costly and time-consuming.  They agreed to hire Contento’s to remove the wall tiles that are loose in the back hallway and coat the walls with encapsulant, a special paint used to cover over any exposed glue.   Contento’s will also dispose of the tiles in the front entrance lobby to be removed for the new center hallway, and will remove and dispose of roughly 48 square feet of wooden boards in the stairwell of the balcony.  The work is to be done on Monday, January 21st, when the building is closed.

Forbes also asked Town Board members to consider granting a work permit to Verizon for work on Shippey, Searls and Houghton Hill Roads.

On motion by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Warren and carried unanimously:  RESOLVED: that three R.O.W. work permits requested by Verizon are approved for Shippey, Searls and Houghton Hill Roads, subject to the approval of the Highway Superintendent.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:20 p.m.

                                                                                                                                Anita W. Jebbett

                                                                                                                                Town Clerk