Marion TBM June 2017

TOWN BOARD MEETING
Marion Municipal Room
June 12, 2017


A regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, June 12, 2017 in the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Deyo called the meeting to order at 7:04pm

PRESENT: LaVerne Bliek, Councilman
Michael Fonte, Councilman
Ronald Lonneville, Councilman
Monica Deyo, Supervisor

ABSENT: Nathan Kauffman, Councilman

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Perry Howland, Sun & Record; Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer; Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator; Nick Deming, Heidi Jensen, and Joan Fisher, residents; Jeff Casper, Transportation Director, Marion Central School.

Councilman Michael Fonte led us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

TOWN BUSINESS: Councilman Lonneville thanked Jeff Cragg and Virginia Mayville of the Waste Water Treatment Plant; Tim Boerman, Highway, and John Bovet, Landscaper, for cleaning up Main Street before the Memorial Day Parade.
He also thanked everyone involved in the visioning process and stated it was very successful. We are meeting to move forward with the data collected. A resolution will follow to contract with Amy D’Angelo to move forward with the Comprehensive Plan.
Councilman Lonneville also thanked the Fire Department for hosting the rest stop for the Tour de Cure.

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS: Jeff Casper, as a citizen, stated the Transportation Department is extending the courtesy of housing of the Marion Ambulance beyond the 6 months and for the Board to be aware that is not our jurisdiction. They will be engaging in further conversation with the Ambulance. Supervisor Deyo stated that Jim Lee, Wayne County Advance Life Support Division, is in conversation with the Walworth and Marion Ambulances regarding combining services.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Monica Deyo: Water, Sewer, Town Clerk: Supervisor Deyo had nothing new to report on water. Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator, stated they have a meeting June 22 for the municipal plant.
Regarding sewer, Jeff stated he did electrical repairs at the pump station.
Debbie Smith, Town Clerk, stated the dog enumeration by mail has been going well. We have licensed 37 new dogs so far. She also stated the Town Clerk’s Office is now selling NYS Thruway E-Z passes for $25.00.

Mike Fonte: Public Safety, Judicial, Library: Councilman Fonte had nothing new to report for Judicial. He has been in contact with Tracy Whitney at the Library regarding upcoming programs. Regarding Public Safety, Councilman Fonte stated he has turned the problem of the steel plate on the sidewalk in front of the restaurant over to Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer. He stated we designated the parking spaces/handicap space on N. Main and have finalized the layout for the parking lot on N. Main Street. He asked if we should designate parking spots for Town employees to open parking on the street. Councilman Lonneville stated down the road if things go the way we want it and Main Street gets filled up, employees will have parking in designated areas of the parking lot.

Nathan Kauffman: Parks, Recreation, Assessor: Absent.
Supervisor Deyo stated she called the Sheriff’s Office and asked them to swing around the Town Park when they are patrolling the area due to recent vandalism.
Tina McQuillan has completed the reval. We are now at 100% equalization rate. This is where we need to be to get reimbursement for doing the reval.
Baseball is coming to a close. Summer Recreation and Soccer sign ups going well. Brad Lefevre will be hiring staff for summer rec when he knows how many children will be attending the program.

Ron Lonneville: Historian, Zoning, Planning: Councilman Lonneville stated Caryn Devlin led a Historical Association meeting Wednesday which went well. More people are attending. Gene Bavis from Walworth attended and shared some ideas. Caryn then took them through Jennie’s House. The contractors have been working and hope to get back at it by the end of the month. Our goal is to have the 3 main rooms done by Harvest in the Hamlet.
Regarding Zoning and Planning, Councilman Lonneville stated that for Restore New York grant, they finally got the contact they need. He and Tom Salviski are working on putting the package together. We are relying on Amy D’Angelo to help us get the wording right and hopefully by Fall we will be doing the facades of the buildings on South Main Street. Councilman Lonneville stated there is a new grant coming out that he will be working on with the County and Amy D’Angelo to help put that together. This grant includes all the buildings on Main Street. Councilman Lonneville is going around to all the businesses to make sure the owners will buy into it. It is a 75/25 split.

LaVerne Bliek: Highway, Drainage: Councilman Bliek stated the Highway finished Reeves Road. Tim is waiting for the County machine to do the shoulders. They also helped Williamson on their roads and did mowing at the park and roadsides in Marion.
Councilman Lonneville stated at the end of the month they will paving the parking lot.

Supervisor Deyo stated we have Audit Reports from the audit for 2016. There are three reports – the single audit, communicating internal control matters identified in an audit and the basic financial statements. Supervisor Deyo stated she has been through these with Tom Lauffer, who is the head of the audit. It was a really good audit. She stated the books are available for the public to look at.

We received a letter from the Office of Real Property Tax Service stating that we are at 100% Equalization Rate.

RESOLUTION 060117a
APPROVE MAY 1, 2017 WORKSHOP/TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the May 1, 2017 Workshop/Town Board meeting minutes.

RESOLUTION 060217
RECEIVE/FILE ALL CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS FOR JUNE 12, 2017

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to receive and file all correspondence and reports for June, 2017.

CORRESPONDENCE:

1. Audit Report December 2016
2. OPRTS – Tentative Equalization rate

REPORTS:
1. Town Clerk May 2017
2. Recreation Department – Park Rentals May 2017
3. Justice Bonafede May 2017
4. Justice Bender May 2017
5. A. Money Market May 2017
B. Trial Balance May 2017
C. Treasurers Report May 2017
6. Library Director May 2017
7. A. Assessor April 2017
B. Assessor May 2017
8. Code Officer May 2017

RESOLUTION 060317
AUTHORIZE SUPERVISOR TO SIGN MEMO OF UNDERSTANDING-REGIONAL WATER STORAGE PROJECT

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Fonte,
the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign Memo of Understanding in support of Regional Water Storage Project, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority and the Principal Account Clerk.

RESOLUTION 060417
ADOPT A STANDARDIZED RESIDENTIAL/SMALL BUSINESS SOLAR PERMIT PROCESS FOR THE TOWN OF MARION

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

WHEREAS, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is offering financial incentives to municipalities that adopt a uniform New York State solar permit process, and
WHEREAS, the Town Code Enforcement Officer has advised the Town Board of the Town of Marion that the New York State uniform process is consistent and compatible with the Town of Marion’s Zoning Code and permitting practices, and
WHEREAS, the Town Board supports the use of solar energy as a renewable energy source,
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED BY THE, Town Board of the Town of Marion that the Town of Marion adopts the New York State Unified Solar Permit Process for NY – Sun Solar Powering New York, and establishes the permit fee at $75,
AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this passed resolution to Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer; Brian Pincelli, Wayne County; and the Principal Account Clerk.

RESOLUTION 060517
AUTHORIZE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO CREATE AND DESIGNATE HANDICAP PARKING IN THE MUNICIPAL PARKING LOT

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was duly put to a vote which resulted in the following:

Councilman Bliek No
Councilman Fonte Yes
Councilman Lonneville Yes
Supervisor Deyo No

The resolution was not passed.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to create and designate a handicapped parking area between the entrance and exit of the municipal parking lot on North Main Street, as permitted by Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1660, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Highway Superintendent and the Principal Account Clerk.

RESOLUTION 060617
AUTHORIZE SUPERVISOR TO SIGN PROPOSED CONTRACT WITH STERLING PLANNING SERVICES

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was duly put to a vote on roll call which resulted in the following:

Councilman Bliek: Yes
Councilman Fonte: Yes
Councilman Lonneville: Yes
Supervisor Deyo: Yes

The resolution was declared adopted.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the proposed contract effective 6/12/17 with Sterling Planning Services amount not to exceed $2500 per year, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Ronald Lonneville and the Principal Account Clerk.

RESOLUTION 060717
ACCEPT PROPOSAL FROM MF ROOFING, MICHAEL FAZIO TO REPAIR LIBRARY ROOF

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts the proposal from MF Roofing, Mike Fazio to repair the Library roof at an amount not to exceed $2500.00 and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Jeff Cragg and the Principal Account Clerk.

RESOLUTION 060817
AUTHORIZE INCREASING STIPENDS FOR BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW MEMBERS AND BOARD OF ASSESSMENT CLERK FOR 2017

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board increase the stipends for Board of Assessment Review members by $100 for a total for each member to be $200 and Board of Assessment Review Clerk by $50 for a total of $103, funds to be transferred from Contingency A19904.01, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Tina McQuillen and the Principal Account Clerk.
Supervisor Deyo recessed the meeting for the Board to review the claims at 8:08pm. The meeting reconvened at 8:21pm.

RESOLUTION 060917
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4 Bliek, Fonte, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board has received and audited the following claims; now
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Supervisor is hereby authorized to pay said claims upon receipt of the signed abstracts of audited claims from the Town Clerk.

Abstract

General                             $26,335.48
Highway                          $134,372.93
Library                               $ 1,836.17
Sewer                               $ 13,043.83
Street Lighting                       $ 653.17
Drainage                            $ 1,050.00
Fire District                              $ 0.00
HCDBG                                 $ 51.81
SE Water District Capital    $11,094.00
Trust & Agency                  $ 2,349.10
Total                               $190,786.49

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Fonte and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deyo recessed the meeting at 8:22pm.

WORKSHOP: NO JULY WORKSHOP
Meeting: MONDAY, JULY 10, 2017@7:00PM

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Deborah D. Smith, Town Clerk/Clerk of the Board