Town Board Meeting March 14, 2016

Regular Town Board Meeting
Marion Municipal Room
March 14, 2016


A regular meeting of the Town Board of Marion, County of Wayne, in the State of New York, was held at the Marion Municipal Room, 3827 North Main Street, Marion, NY on the 14th day of March, 2016.

Supervisor Deyo called the meeting to order at 7:02pm.

PRESENT: Monica Deyo, Supervisor
Laverne Bliek, Councilman
Michael Fonte, Councilman
Nathan Kauffman, Councilman
Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

ABSENT:

Others in Attendance: Becky Block, reporter for the Times; Perry Howland, Reporter for Sun & Record; Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent; and Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator.

Supervisor Deyo asked Councilman Fonte to lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance.

TOWN BUSINESS:

Supervisor Deyo stated some members of the Mormon Church will be here mid-July for three afternoons. Board discussed projects they could work on. The Board will check with Gary Lau, Code Enforcement Office, for ideas.

CITIZENS’ COMMENTS: None

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Monica Deyo: Water, Sewer, Town Clerk: Supervisor Deyo
Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Plant Operator, stated the Health Department did an inspection of the lab. Jeff is waiting for that report.
The annual inspection report stated they are proposing possible permit limits.
Jeff has met with the engineer and the Town Board about this and they will be meeting with the Walworth Town Board regarding the LGE grant studies.

Mike Fonte: Public Safety, Judicial, Library: Nothing new to report. Councilman Kauffman asked if the Board was going to have Finger Lakes Ambulance in to talk to. He stated he would like to hear their presentation. Councilman Lonneville stated the Board should talk amongst themselves first about what we want to see before we hear from Finger Lakes. Councilman
Lonneville also stated we should let the community know what we are thinking. Supervisor Deyo stated the problem with getting volunteers is that the training requirements are so strict. Councilman Kauffman agreed, stating he feels the public doesn’t really know how it all works and agreed we should have a public informational meeting. The Board agreed to have Finger Lakes come in first.

Nathan Kauffman: Parks, Recreation, Assessor: Councilman Kauffman stated the baseball registration is going well. He has thoughts about the concession stand and will get back to Supervisor Deyo this week. Supervisor Deyo stated the numbers are down slightly. Councilman Kauffman stated he spoke with Steve Schutt about the park rules sign. Steve will work up a quote.

Ron Lonneville: Historian, Zoning, Planning: Councilman Lonneville will get an update on the porch at Jennie’s House from Gary when he gets back. Councilman Lonneville stated he has met with Bob Kase. There is one year left on the current lease of the property on Walworth Road. He talked to Bob about what he might do with the property after that. Ron stated Gerber Homes is getting together about ideas for their property. Councilman Lonneville will be talking to the new owner of the Boerman property.

Councilman Lonneville also stated he will be attending the Planning Board Training. He will attend the workshop of the Planning Board on April 25th and with the Zoning Board April 19. He will also be attending the spring, 2016 Regional Local Government Workshop on May 19 presented by the Genesee/Finger Lakes Regional Planning Council after approval by the Board by resolution at the April meeting. At the May 16 Town Board workshop he will review the Strategic Plan with the Board.

Councilman Lonneville commended Virginia Mayville on the work she is doing on the Community Calendar. He stated he is also working on promoting the agriculture in Marion to let people know what is here.

LaVerne Bliek: Highway, Drainage: Councilman Bliek stated the drainage project on North Main is almost done. Councilman Lonneville asked about the problem on Mill Street. Supervisor Deyo will talk to the county regarding cleaning it out. Councilman Bliek stated UR Medicine bought Dr. Hannan’s practice, but Dr. Hannan is staying there. Councilman Lonneville stated he asked Dr. Hannan if there could be a blood draw there.

Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent, stated they plowed 25 times and cleaned up downtown. Councilman Lonneville commended him and his crew for cleaning up.
Tim also stated they took some time cleaning and repairing trucks, cleaned the shop, hauled sand and mixed sand and salt, worked on signs to state standards, flushed out some culverts from the thaw and worked on a couple of drainage projects. He also stated he went to Advocacy Day in Albany for more funding. Councilman Lonneville has been talking to Tim and LaVerne about four drainage projects.


RESOLUTION 030116
APPROVE FEBRUARY 14, 2016 TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the February 14, 2016 Town Board meeting minutes.

RESOLUTION 030216
RECEIVE AND FILE ALL CORRESPONDENCE/REPORTS FOR MARCH 14, 2016

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to receive and file all correspondence for March 14, 2016.

Correspondence:

1.NYSDEC Re: WWTP Annual Inspection
2.LaBella Associates Re: Southeast Water District
3.WC Treasurer Re: Sales Tax
4.SBA Communications Re: Revenue Sharing
5.Nancy Starks Re: Dog
6.Wayne County Election Inspector News

REPORTS:

1. Town Clerk February 2016
2. Justice Bonafede February 2016
3. Justice Bender February 2016
4. Code Enforcement Officer February 2016
5. A. Money Market February 2016
B. Trial Balance February 2016
C. Treasurers Report February 2016
6. Assessor February 2016
7. Library Director February 2016
8. Marion Recreation/Parks February 2016
9. EMS Mutual Aid January 2016

RESOLUTION 030316
AUDIT OF 2015 TOWN BOOKS

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board did duly audit the cash books of the following departments of the Town of Marion on February 15, 2016:
Marion Town Justices (Bonafede & Bender), Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officer, Water/Sewer Receiving Clerk, and Account /Audit Clerk, Library Manager

RESOLUTION 030416
AUTHORIZE CHANGE IN ACCOUNT # FOR CLAIM 5616

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the change of account # for claim 5616 as follows:
83402.23.0.181 $52.88
97109.24 $51.37

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Account/Audit Clerk.

RESOLUTION 030516
AUTHORIZE CLOSEOUT OF NE #3 CAPITAL WATER DISTRICT

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the closeout of NE#3 Capital Fund; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Account/Audit Clerk.

RESOLUTION 030616
AUTHORIZE ATTENDANCE AT ANNUAL NYS TOWN CLERK’S ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes Deborah Smith, Town Clerk, to attend the Annual NYS Association of Towns Annual Town Clerk conference on April 17 – April 20, 2016 in Saratoga Springs, New York, at a cost not to exceed the budgeted amount; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that lodging, travel, and registration expenses shall be paid from Account 14104.1.0.016; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Account/Audit Clerk.

RESOLUTION 030716
OPPOSING GOVERNOR CUOMO’S PROPOSED INCREASE IN THE MINIMUM WAGE
On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was put to a vote which resulted in the following:

Councilman Bliek Yes
Councilman Fonte Yes
Councilman Kauffman Yes
Councilman Lonneville Yes
Supervisor Deyo Yes

The resolution was declared duly adopted.

WHEREAS, Governor Cuomo’s Executive 2016-17 State Budget proposal includes increasing the minimum hourly wage from $9.00 to $15.00 over the period of December 31, 2016 to July 2, 2021; and

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board understands the aim of a minimum wage increase is to help workers; however, economic research shows that minimum wages usually end up harming workers and the broader economy – minimum wages particularly stifle job opportunities for low-skill workers, youth, and minorities and what may be a good policy for New York City may well be highly detrimental to small businesses and the agriculture industry in Upstate New York; and

WHEREAS, Town of Marion/ Wayne County businesses experienced the loss of local jobs when New York’s minimum wage was previously increased, and to offset the increased cost of paying higher wages the Town/County may have to include job cuts, layoffs, and reduced hours for entry-level workers and others who need job experience; and

WHEREAS, wage pressure together with the State imposed tax cap, which in the coming year will be about 1% for the Town of Marion/Wayne County, will only place additional pressure to cut non-mandated, valuable senior and youth programs; and

WHEREAS, the proposed government mandated minimum wage increase will cost Upstate New York hundreds of thousands of jobs since the burdensome tax structure in New York State already places a tremendous weight on small business and such a change would be particularly damaging in today’s sluggish economy; and

WHEREAS, the New York State government should focus on policies that generate faster economic growth, which would generate increasing wages and more opportunities for all workers and a better solution would be to do such things as lower taxes, create a better state economic and provide local education and work training opportunities for low-income working families to improve wages and create a better quality of life; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board urges the Governor to reconsider his proposal to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour, and ask our State delegation to oppose this increase; and be further

RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to the Governor of the State of New York, NYS Senate Majority and Minority Leaders, NYS Assembly Majority and Minority Leaders, NYS Senator Michael Nozzolio and NYS Senator Robert Oaks.

RESOLUTION 030816
AUTHORIZE AMENDMENT TO SEWER BUDGET FOR 2016

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0
WHEREAS, Jeffrey Cragg, Chief Operator WWTP, has recommended budget adjustments for the 2016 budget; now

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the following 2016 budget amendments and transfers:

Transfer $2,300.00 from Unappropriated Fund Balance to 81304.7.0.12
Transfer $14,350.00 from Unappropriated Fund Balance to R3-230
Transfer $14,350.00 from Unappropriated Fund Balance to R11-230

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board upon the “purchase and authorization” of a new truck for the WWTP, approves a 30% appropriation from the General Fund and a 70% appropriation from the WWTP as the truck is used for “multiple” job functions; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Chief Operator WWTP and the Account/Audit Clerk.

RESOLUTION 030916
AUTHORIZE ADVERTISING FOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

The Marion Town Board received notice on 2/8/16 of CEO/Building Inspector, Gary Lau’s intention to resign from employment with the Town of Marion on 6/30/16 for the purpose of retirement. The Town Board hereby authorizes the Town Clerk to advertise this vacancy in the Times of Wayne County, using a block ad format. Preferable attributes include some knowledge of building codes, ordinances, permitting process as well as the ability to pass the Civil Service qualifying exam. The applicant must be willing to attend special training, including continuing education as well as perform construction/maintenance duties as directed by the Marion Town Board.

RESOLUTION 031016
AUTHORIZE HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT TO ADVERTISE TO BID ONE USED SWEEPER

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Highway Superintendent to Advertise in the Legal Newspaper for the Town of Marion to bid one used sweeper; and

BE IT RESOLVED, Specifications may be picked up from March 21, 2016 – April 1, 2016 at the Marion Town Clerk’s Office, 3823 N. Main Street, Marion NY 14505; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that sealed bids will be received until 10:00 on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the Marion Town Clerk’s Office, 3823 N. Main Street, PO Box 260, Marion NY 14505 at which time all bids will be opened.

RESOLUTION 031116
ACCEPT PURCHASE OFFER FOR SURVEILLANCE EQUIPMENT

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Fonte, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts the attached purchase offer for surveillance equipment at the Town Park from Angel Eyes Inc. in an amount not to exceed $1,345.00, $400.00 to be appropriated from account 71104.1.004 and $945.00 from account 71104.1.0.075.; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Angel Eyes Inc., IT Coordinator, and the Account/Audit Clerk.

RESOLUTION 031216
ACCEPT QUOTE FOR PORT-A-JON RENTAL AGREEMENT WITH BREWER’S SEPTIC SERVICES, INC.

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, Lonneville, Deyo
Nays: 0

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the attached quote with Brewer’s Septic Services, Inc. and authorizes the Supervisor to sign said agreement.

Supervisor Deyo recessed the meeting for the Board to review the claims at 8:36pm. The meeting reconvened at 8:45pm.

RESOLUTION 031316
PAYMENT OF CLAIMS

On a motion by Councilman Fonte and seconded by Councilman Kauffman, the following resolution was
ADOPTED: Ayes: 5 Bliek, Fonte, Kauffman, 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 $48,625.18
Highway $75,245.73
Library $2,747.65
Sewer $9,101.55
Water $9,217.93
Street Lighting $1,015.27
Trust & Agency $1,525.39
Drainage $262.50
Ext. #1 to NE#1 $4,025.95
HCDBG $50.50
Total $151,817.65

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Kauffman and seconded by Councilman Fonte, Supervisor Deyo recessed the meeting at 8:36pm.

WORKSHOP: April 4, 2016 @ 7:00pm
MEETING: April 11, 2016 @ 7:00pm

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