TOWN BOARD Meeting notes

Marion Municipal Room

January 8, 2018

 

A Town board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Tuesday, January 8, 2018 in the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 7:04pm.

 

PRESENT:    LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Nick Deming, Supervisor

 

ABSENT:

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Perry Howland, Sun & Record; Duane Smeatin, Zoning Officer; Jeff Cragg, WWTP Operator; Timothy Boerman, Highway Superintendent; Other guest: Becky Block, Times of Wayne County and Brianna Allen, student.

Supervisor Deming asked for a Roll call.

Councilman Lonneville started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Supervisor Deming welcomed the guests.

 

TOWN BUSINESS:

Supervisor Deming and Councilman Lonneville thanked Tim Boerman and the all the highway department employees for their hard work keeping our roads clear.

Councilman Lonneville and Councilwoman Smith delivered 2018 January community calendars to local businesses. They both feel this is a great opportunity to meet new people.

Councilwoman Smith asked about the LED street lighting project. Supervisor Deming is currently working with other county supervisors, as well as Highway Superintendent, Tim Boerman. He will update as it becomes available.

Supervisor Deming mentioned that the new restaurant in Marion called Lucky Dog will be opening in February.

 

CITIZEN’S COMMENTS: None

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

Supervisor Deming: Town Clerk, Water, Sewer:

There is a Water Sewer meeting scheduled for February. There are some old water lines that need to be replaced that run under the road.  Supervisor Deming will be working with the county for this project.

The Town Clerk’s office is busy collecting property taxes for 2018.

  

Councilwoman Smith: Public Safety, Judicial, Library: Councilwoman Smith and Supervisor Deming are taking turns being the Elementary school crossing guard on Tuesday afternoons. Cheryl Blue who is the crossing guard other days is unable to on Tuesday afternoon.

Councilwoman Smith also suggested that the Town Board should review and discuss a possible Peddler’s permit. If a permit is needed, a sign would need to be installed.

Councilwoman Smith talked about the Marion Library and their new program. No children under 18 will receive a fine for late items.  She also mentioned the Marion Library community angel tree program that served 118 children within 57 families this past holiday season.

Councilwoman Smith gave a report on regarding Judicial. The town court now has a drop box outside of their door.  This allows people to drop off information needed for court in the drop box when the court is closed.  The court had 17 cases in December.

 

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor: Councilwoman Fisher stated she is looking into a scheduling program for the recreation department. She is also working with Jeff Craig and Virginia Mayville regarding cameras at the town park.

Assessor report: There were 6 home sales in December.

 

Councilman Lonneville: Historian, Planning and Zoning: Councilman Lonneville stated that town Historian Caryn Devlin has logged over 314 hours of work in 2017 and volunteers a lot of time. Caryn met with 7th grade students to discuss history in Marion.  Councilman Lonneville spoke about Jennie’s House and the cleanup efforts that Duane Smeatin has been doing.

 

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage: Councilman Bliek stated the Highway department has been working hard.  Highway Supervisor Boerman stated that the town has been out 34 times in December to plow.  Tim Boerman also stated the mix that the highway department spreads is 50% sand and 50% salt.  Tim has also been spending some time clearing the sideways.

 

Correspondence: Supervisor Deming has been in touch with Senator Pam Helming’s aid, Chris regarding funding for Jennie’s House.

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk December 2017
  2. Justice Bender December 2017
  3. Justice Bonafede December 2017
  4. Code Enforcement Officer December 2017
  5. A. Money Market December 2017
  6. Assessor December 2017
  7. Wayne County 911 December 2017

 

Resolution #010818 Approve December 11 and December 27 Town Board Meeting Minutes

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the December 11 and December 27 Town Board

minutes.

 

 

Resolution #010918 Receive and File Correspondence for January 8, 2018

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to receive and file all correspondence for, January 2018.

 

 

Resolution #011018 Authorize Hiring Michelle Kolosek 2018 Baseball Coordinator and 2018 Night Park Supervisor

On a motion by Supervisor Deming to table this discussion until the February meeting

 

Voted  :           Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was tabled until February

 

 

Resolution #011118 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Town Clerk Annual Software Support Contract with Williamson Law Book Company

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Town Clerk Annual Software Support Contract with Williamson Law Book Company for an annual cost of $755.00 to be appropriated from account 14102.1.0.029; and

 

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

 

 

Resolution #011218 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Software Support License Agreement for Tax Collection with Tax Glance Lookup with Williamson Law Book Company

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Software Support License Agreement for Tax Collection with Tax Glance Lookup with Williamson Law Book Company for an annual cost of $661.00 to be appropriated from account 13302.1.0.029; and

 

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

 

 

Resolution #011318 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Software License Agreement for Building & Code Enforcement Software License Agreement with Williamson Law Book Company

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Building and Code Enforcement Annual Software License Agreement with Williamson Law Book Company for an annual cost of $624.00 to be appropriated from account 80102.1.0.029; and

 

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

 

 

Resolution #011418 Authorize Supervisor to Work with GSA.gov to register a .gov Domain for the Town of Marion

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to work with GSA.gov to create and register a .gov domain for the Town of Marion; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to do this at a cost not to exceed $150 to be appropriated from account 12204.01.000.004; and

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

 

 

Resolution #011518 Authorize Supervisor to Purchase Email Service for the Town of Marion

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to purchase email service for the Town of Marion; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to purchase email service at a cost not to exceed $100/year to be appropriated from account 12204.01.000.004; and

 

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

 

 

Resolution #011618 Authorize Hiring Debbie Smith as Consultant to Town Clerk

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:    Long Role:

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Ave

 

Councilwoman Smith – Abstain

 

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes hiring Debbie Smith, as consultant to Town Clerk at remuneration of $20.00/hour as needed; and not to exceed a total of 30 hours.

 

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

 

 

Resolution #011718 School Choice Week

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

Proclamation

Town of Marion School Choice Week

January 21 – January 27, 2018

WHEREAS, all children in Town of Marion should have access to the highest quality education possible; and,

 

WHEREAS, Town of Marion recognizes the important role that an effective education plays in preparing all students in Town of Marion to be successful adults; and,

 

WHEREAS, quality education is critically important to the economic vitality of Town of Marion; and

 

WHEREAS, Town of Marion is home to a multitude of high quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in the home; and,

 

WHEREAS, educational variety not only helps to diversify our economy, but also enhances the vibrancy of our community; and,

 

WHEREAS, Town of Marion has many high-quality teaching professionals in all types of school settings who are committed to educating Children; and,

 

WHEREAS, School Choice Week is celebrated across the country by millions of students, parents, educators, schools and organizations to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Nicholas Deming, do hereby recognize January 21-27, 2018 as Town of Marion School Choice Week, and I call this observance to the attention of all of our citizens.

 

Dated this 8th Day of January, 2018

 

 

Resolution #011818 Authorize Appointment of Ronald Lonneville as Deputy Supervisor

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the appointment of Ronald Lonneville as Deputy Supervisor and signor on Town of Marion Bank Accounts held at M & T; 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 #011918  Authorize Encumbrances from 2017 to 2018

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Supervisor Deming

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves and authorizes the following encumbrances from 2017 to 2018:

 

  1. Airtight Services       75204.01.000 $3871.00
  2. J. Cornell Heating 75204.01.000                    $5627.00
  3. Leno Plumbing & Electric 75204.01.000        $5305.00

 

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

 

 

Resolution #012018 Payment of Claims

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

 

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                                                           $7217.73

Highway                                                         $1532.44

Sewer                                                               $    75.49

Total                                                          $8825.66

 

Recessed to pay claims at 7:50pm with a motion from Councilman Bliek and seconded by Supervisor Deming.

Back in session at 8:10pm on a motion from Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

Resolution #012118 Town Board Meeting Times

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Supervisor Deming

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 4, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 1 Bliek

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board and workshop meetings will start at 6:30pm beginning on February 5, 2018

 

BE IT RESOLVED, Town Board Workshop meetings will be held on the first Monday of each month and Town Board meetings will be held on the second Monday of each month

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that all Town Workshop and Board meetings are open to the public and held in the Municipal building located at, 3727 North Main Street.

 

BE IT RESOLVED that that town board authorizes the clerk of the board to advertise these changes.

 

 

Resolution #012218 Baseball/Softball Coordinator

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the clerk of the board to advertise for the Marion Recreation Department for the Baseball/Softball Coordinator position.

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that applications can be picked up from the Marion Town Clerk office and need to be returned no later than January 27, 2018

 

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Councilwoman, Joan Fisher at 315-573-3151

 

 

Resolution #112318 Night Park Supervisor

On a motion by Supervisor Deming and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:    Ayes: 5 Bliek, Smith, Lonneville, Fisher, Deming

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the clerk of the board to advertise for the Marion Recreation Department for Night Park Supervisor position.

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that applications can be picked up from the Marion Town Clerk office and need to be returned no later than January 27, 2018

 

Any questions or concerns can be directed to Councilwoman, Joan Fisher at 315-573-3151

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher, Supervisor Deming recessed the meeting at 8:38pm

 

 

Workshop:               Monday, February 5, 2018

Meeting:                    Monday, February 12, 2018

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Heidi M. Jensen, Town Clerk/Clerk of the Board