TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes
Marion Municipal Room
June 11, 2018

 

A Town board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, June 11, 2018 in the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.

PRESENT:    Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Nick Deming, Supervisor

ABSENT:       Vern Bliek, Councilman

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Timothy Boerman, Marion Highway Superintendent; Caryn Devlin, Marion Town Historian; Perry Howland, Sun & Record; Becky Block, Times of Wayne County.

Supervisor Deming asked for a roll call.

Councilman Lonneville started the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Public Hearing # 1:  CDBG Spending started at 6:30pm

The purpose of the Public Hearing was to commit Community Development Block Grant Program income for American with Disabilities Act compliant renovations in municipal owned buildings.  Supervisor Deming allowed all persons to be heard in favor or against use of these funds.

A question was asked by Perry Howland from the Williamson Sun & Record.  His question was regarding how the funds were to be used.  Councilman Lonneville stated that $35,000 would be used in a variety of projects.  The projects would be decided based on estimated cost of each project.  They include: Installing a push button door on the Town Hall front door, Lower the countertop at the Town Clerk’s window, Creating a wider opening into the conference room within the Town Hall, Installing a unisex bathroom which would be ADA compliant in both the Town Hall and Jennie’s House, Installing an entry apron at Jennie’s House and Creating an elevator shaft at Jennie’s House.  Supervisor Deming asked for other questions or concerns. With no one coming forward, the public hearing was closed at 6:35pm.

Public Hearing # 2 – Local Law # 1-2018 started at 6:45pm

The purpose of this Public Hearing was to adopt Local Law # 1-2018.

A Local Law to provide for the codification of the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Marion into a municipal code to be designated the “Code of the Town of Marion”. Copies of the text of the above-named local law shall be filed in the Office of the Town Clerk in Marion.

Supervisor Deming asked for any questions or concerns with no one coming forward, the public hearing was closed at 6:47pm

Public Hearing # 3 – Local Law # 2-2018 started at 7pm

The purpose of this Public Hearing was to adopt Local Law # 2-2018

This local law supersedes Town Law 271 Sub Section 4 and 5 regarding Planning/Zoning Board Term of Office.

Supervisor Deming asked for any questions or concerns with no one coming forward, the public hearing was closed at 7:02 pm

 

Town Business: 

  • July Meetings

The Town Board has decided to go back to 2 meetings a month starting in July.

  • Thank you MCDC Group for many years of service to the Town of Marion Harvest in the Hamlet Festival
  • Shredding Event – August 4

A paper shredding event will take place on Saturday, August 4th from 10am – Noon in the Municipal parking lot next to the Elementary School.  This is a free event for Marion residents.  This event is sponsored by Lyons National Bank.

 

Citizens Comments:

Perry Howland asked Councilwoman Fisher for an update on the food vendor from the Marion Town Park.

 

Committee Reports:

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming mentioned that the Mill Street project is coming along great.  Jeff Cragg has been working with them when needed.  Supervisor Deming signed the MOU for the joint Waste Water Treatment Plant between the Town of Marion, Town of Macedon and Town of Palmyra. Town Clerk, Heidi Levan mentioned that the Town of Marion will start filing Electronic Death Certificates on June 28th.

 

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville thanked Councilwoman Smith for getting the Town of Marion June calendars out to local businesses.  Thank you Tim Boerman, for hanging and planting the beautiful flowers on Main Street as well as setting up and taking down the bleachers for the Memorial Day parade.

Thank you Duane Smeatin for hanging all of the American Flags on Main Street.  Thank you Jeff Cragg and Virginia Mayville for keeping the flowers watered.  Thank you Bovet Landscaping for keeping the streets cleaned up.  Thank you Councilwoman Fisher for planting flowers and mulching the Marion Town Park. A special thank you to Bev Owens for repainting the mural on Mill Street near Pembroke Drive as well as the individuals who rehung the mural.  Those individuals are, Duane Smeatin, Conner Smeatin, Austin Smeatin, John Lonneville, Jeff Lonneville, Jason Lonneville, Jon Lonneville and Ken Hill.  Thank you to Councilwoman Smith for writing a letter to Senator Helming regarding funding for the Marion Museum, Jennie’s House.  Thank you Duane Smeatin for finishing the attic at Jennie’s House.  Thank you Duane Smeatin and Heidi Levan for working on the new Solar Ordinance Law.

 

Councilwoman Fisher:  Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher talked about the pavilions and benches that need to re-stained at the Marion Town Park.  Councilwoman Fisher mentioned that Tim Boerman removed two benches from the Town Park so they can get repaired.  One resident received a splinter from one of the wooden benches.  The Highway Department will sand and stain the benches that are in need of repair.  Councilman Fisher mulched the Town Park.  The Town Board thanked her for providing that service to the park.

The Marion Recreation Summer Soccer sign ups have started.  New equipment for soccer has been ordered.  The Baseball season is wrapping up.  An end of the season celebration will take place on Saturday, June 23rd.  Councilwoman Fisher spoke about the need for a new lodge and would like the Marion Town Board to take a trip to the Williamson Town Park Lodge to see how this lodge was constructed.   Councilman Fisher will provide available dates and times for this to take place.

Councilman Fisher also spoke about Grievance Day which was held by the Town of Marion Assessment Review Board along with the Town Assessor, Tina McQuillen. Two residents met with the Review Board.

 

Councilwoman Smith: Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith talked about a Grant that the Marion Library has applied for.  The Grant would provide lighting in the library parking lot.  Library Director, Tracy Whitney is hoping to hear about this grant soon.  The gazebo at the Marion Library is in need of washing and staining.  Councilwoman Smith will work with Councilman Fisher and the Library Board to power wash, sand and stain the gazebo this summer.  Councilwoman Smith will be attending a LED lighting presentation in Syracuse, NY on June 19.

 

Correspondence:

  1. Baseball/Softball End of Season Banquet

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk                                  May 2018
  2. Justice Bender                            May 2018
  3. Justice Bonafede                        May 2018
  4. Code Enforcement Officer       May 2018
  5. Assessor                                       May 2018
  6. Library                                         May 2018
  7. A. Money Market                       May 2018
  8. Operating Statement                 May 2018
  9. Fire Department March 13 & May 8 2018

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve May 7, 14 and 21, 2018 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for June 11, 2018
  3. Enact Local Law No. 1-2018 – Codification Local Laws and Ordinances
  4. Enact Local Law No. 2-2018 – Planning and Zoning Board Terms of Office
  5. Appoint Planning Board Members According to Local Law 2-2018
  6. Authorize Debbie Smith to Attend LED Street Light Informational Meeting hosted by Troy and Banks
  7. Authorize CDBG Program Income to be used for ADA Compliant Renovations in Town owned properties
  1. Authorize 2018 Subsidiary Transfer
  2. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #6042018 Approve May 7, 14 and 21st Town Board Meeting Minutes

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the May 7, 14 and 21st Town Board

minutes.

Resolution #6052018 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for June 11, 2018

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

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

Nays:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to receive and file all correspondence and reports for June 11, 2018.

Resolution #6062018 Enact Local Law No. 1-2018 Codification Local Laws and Ordinances

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

 

TOWN OF MARION 

RESOLUTION TO ENACT LOCAL LAW NO. 1-2018

WHEREAS a public hearing was held the 11th  day of June, 2018 by the Town Board of the Town of Marion, notice of which was given as required by the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Town Law of the State of New York;

WHEREAS at said public hearing the Town Board considered the enactment of proposed Local Law No. 1-2018, entitled A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE CODIFICATION OF THE LOCAL LAWS, ORDINANCES AND CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS OF THE TOWN OF MARION INTO A MUNICIPAL CODE TO BE DESIGNATED THE “CODE OF THE TOWN OF MARION”; and

WHEREAS all interested persons were given an opportunity to be heard with respect to the enactment of said local law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Local Law No. 1-2018 is enacted as follows:

WHEREAS notice of public hearing was duly given and said hearing duly held on the 11th day of June, 2018 to consider the enactment of the local law described below;

NOW, THEREFORE, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, after due consideration and deliberation, the Town Board of the Town of Marion duly enacted said local law on the 11th  day of June, 2018, and said local law and the Code adopted thereby shall be in full force and effect as provided by law upon the filing of a copy of this local law with the Secretary of State. The local law enacted is entitled and described as follows:

 

LOCAL LAW NO. 1-2018

A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE FOR THE CODIFICATION OF THE LOCAL LAWS, ORDINANCES AND CERTAIN RESOLUTIONS OF THE TOWN OF MARION INTO A MUNICIPAL CODE TO BE DESIGNATED THE “CODE OF THE TOWN OF MARION”

This local law:

(1)       States the legislative intent of the Town Board in adopting the Code.

(2)       Provides for the designation of the local laws, ordinances and certain resolutions of the Town of Marion as the “Code of the Town of Marion.”

(3)       Repeals local laws and ordinances of a general and permanent nature not included in the Code, except as provided.

(4)       Saves from repeal certain local laws and ordinances and designates certain matters not affected by repeal.

(5)       Retains the meaning and intent of previously adopted legislation.

(6)       Provides for the filing of a copy of the Code in the Town Clerk’s office.

(7)       Provides for certain changes in or additions to the Code.

 

Resolution #6072018 Enact Local Law No. 2-2018 Planning and Zoning Terms of Office

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

WHEREAS a public hearing was held the 11th  day of June, 2018 by the Town Board of the Town of Marion, notice of which was given as required by the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Town Law of the State of New York;

WHEREAS at said public hearing the Town Board considered the enactment of proposed Local Law No. 2-2018, entitled A LOCAL LAW TO PROVIDE FOR MODIFICATION OF PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD TERMS OF OFFICE; and

WHEREAS all interested persons were given an opportunity to be heard with respect to the enactment of said local law;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Local Law No. 2-2018 is enacted as follows:

WHEREAS notice of public hearing was duly given and said hearing duly held on the 11th day of June, 2018 to consider the enactment of the local law described below;

NOW, THEREFORE, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that, after due consideration and deliberation, the Town Board of the Town of Marion duly enacted said local law on the 11th day of June, 2018, and said local law and the Modification of the Town of Marion follows:

 

LOCAL LAW NO. 2-2018

59-3 Terms

All alternate members of the Board of Appeals of the Town of Marion shall be appointed for a Five year term and in the same manner as regularly appointed members of the Board of Appeals.

59-4 Duties

Alternate members shall serve in the absence, unavailability or inability of a regular member of the Board of Appeal to serve.  Alternate members are expected to attend all workshops and meetings.  Copies of notices shall be sent to all members, including alternate members.  When a meeting of the Board of Appeals shall be duly noticed and called for discussion, if it shall become apparent that a regular member of the Board of Appeals will be unable to hear and deliberate upon an application, then an alternate member of the Board of Appeals, at the call of the Chairman of said Board, shall be duly authorized to hear the application, to deliberate and to vote with full force and effect as if duly appointed a regular member of the Board.

59-8 Terms

All alternate members of the Planning Board of the Town of Marion shall be appointed for a period of seven (7) year term and in the same manner as regularly appointed members of the Planning Board.

59-9 Duties

Alternate members shall serve in the absence, unavailability or inability of a regular member of the Planning Board to serve.  Alternate members are expected to attend all workshops and meetings.  Copies of notices shall be sent to all members, including alternate members.  When a meeting of the Planning Board shall be duly noticed and called for discussion, if it shall become apparent that a regular member of the Planning Board will be unable to hear and deliberate upon an application, then an alternate member of the Planning Board, at the call of the Chairman of said Board, shall be duly authorized to hear the application, to deliberate and to vote with full force and effect as if duly appointed a regular member of the Board.

308-34 Marion Planning Board

  1. Creation, appointment, and organization

(1) The Planning Board is established by the Marion Town Board and shall consist of seven (7) members appointed for terms as follows: one shall hold office for the term of one (1) year, one for the term of two (2) years, one for the term of three (3) years, one for the term of four (4) years, one for the term of five (5) years, one for the term of six (6) year, one for the term of seven (7) years.

Upon expiration of the term of each member, his/her reappointment or the appointment of his/her successor shall be for the term of seven years.  If a vacancy shall occur, other than the expiration of the term, it shall be filled by the Town Board by appointment for the unexpired term.  The Planning Board shall appoint a secretary and shall prescribe rules for the conduct of its affairs.

 

Resolution #6082018 Appoint Planning Board Members According to Local Law 2-2018

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

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

Nays:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes changes to the Planning Board Members Terms as follows:

 

Member Current Term Expiration New Expiration Term
Fred Walker 12/31/2022 12/31/2024
Daniel Brooks 12/31/2020 12/31/2019
John Cornell 12/31/2018 12/31/2018
Carrie Deming 12/31/2020 12/31/2020
David Knight 12/31/2020 12/31/2023
David Vinke 12/31/2020 12/31/2022
Michael Fonte 12/31/2021 12/31/2021

 

 

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

 

Resolution #6092018 Authorize Debbie Smith to Attend LED Street Light Informational Meeting Hosted by Troy and Banks

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes Debbie Smith to attend an informational meeting hosted by Troy and Banks, Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel and Conference Center in regards to LED street lighting replacement, June 19, 2018; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that expenses incurred for mileage and tolls to be paid out to Seminars 10104.01.000.016, and

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

 

Resolution #6102018 Authorize CDBG Program Income to be used for ADA Compliant Renovations in Town owned properties

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

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

Nays:

WHEREAS a public hearing was held the 11th  day of June, 2018 by the Town Board of the Town of Marion, notice of which was given as required by the Municipal Home Rule Law, the Open Meetings Law and the Town Law of the State of New York;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board agrees to use CDBG program income to be used for ADA compliant renovations in Town owned properties; and

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 #6112018 Authorize 2018 Subsidiary Transfer

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the following 2018 subsidiary transfer:

 

Account#                   Description                                        Increase                     Decrease

From                           Museum-Jennies House

75204.01.0.096        Building Improvements                                                         422.21

To

75204.01.0.042        Building Repairs                                422.21

 

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 #6122018 Payment of Claims

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

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

Nays:

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                                                          $33510.54

Highway                                                        $  6357.02

Library                                                            $  1658.48

Water                                                              $    297.50

Sewer                                                             $11872.98

Street Lighting                                              $    326.99

Drainage                                                       $      85.00

SE Water District                                          $  3290.75

Trust and Agency                                        $  2494.65

Total                                                               $59893.91

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Deming recessed the meeting at 7:15pm

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Workshop:                 Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 4pm

Workshop:                 Monday, June 25, 2018 @ 4pm

 

 

 

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