Marion Municipal Room

August 27, 2018


A Town board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, August 27, 2018 in the Marion Municipal Room.


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


PRESENT:         Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Vern Bliek, Councilman

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Nick Deming, Supervisor




OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Jeff Cragg, Waste Water Treatment Supervisor; Perry Howland, Sun & Record.


Supervisor Deming asked for a roll call.

Councilwoman Smith started the Pledge of Allegiance.


Town Business: 

Caryn Devlin, Marion Town Historian, mentioned that the Marion Museum was very busy on August 18, with Marion Alumni who were in town for the Marion Alumni picnic that was held at the Marion Town Park.


Citizens Comments: 




  1. Boy Scouts Troop Meeting @ Park
  2. Boy Scouts Overnight Camping @ Town Park


Marion Boy Scout Troop 137, asked the Marion Town Board if they could use the Town Park for an overnight campout September 8, 2018 to September 9, 2018.  The Town Board approved this overnight use of the Town Park.  The Boy Scouts will also be using the Marion Town Park, Pavilion A for their weekly troop meetings, September 11 through the end of November.




Committee Reports:

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming mentioned the sidewalk meeting that took place earlier in the day.  Supervisor Deming looks forward to working with the Town Board on different solutions for new/replacement sidewalks in the Town of Marion.


Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville wanted to thank Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Office and Steven Taber, Marion Highway Department for assisting Roegiers Masonry for getting the wall installed at Jennie’s House.  Another Thank you to Duane Smeatin for working hard in the Town Hall updating the new office for the Principal Account Clerk.

Councilman Lonneville, spoke about the Marion Melt Down that was a professional wrestling event that took place at the Marion Town Park on August 26, 2018.  There was a good turn out for this event.  Councilman Lonneville would like to see more use of the Marion Town Park to help bring people into town.


Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith did not have anything to report at this time.


Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher wanted to thank Jeff Cragg for taking the time to show her the Marion Waste Water Treatment Plant.

Councilwoman Fisher will be working with Supervisor Deming regarding the 2019 budget for the Marion Town Park.  She is willing to take on more of roll regarding Town Park Recreation programs.

Councilwoman Fisher questioned the insurance policy at the Marion Public Library.  The Library has been offering both Yoga and Line Dance lessons.  The question was brought up if the library had enough insurance for these types of programs.

Councilwoman Fisher has contacted the Marion Boy Scouts about painting the gazebo located at the Marion Public Library.  The Boy Scouts hope to finish this project up before Labor Day.


Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek did not have anything to report at this time.





  1. Resolution #1 Amend Resolution # 8042018 Authorize Public Hearing for a Local Law Entitled “Real Property Tax Levy Limit”




Resolution #8112018 Amend Resolution # 8042018 Authorize Public Hearing for a Local Law Entitled “Real Property Tax Levy Limit” Date Change


On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher


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

Nays: 0


WHEREAS, the Town of Marion passed a resolution setting a public hearing for Monday September 17, 2018 in error, the date should be Monday September 10, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Clerk of the Board to advertise in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion as follows:  The Marion Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on September 10, 2018, @ 7:00 PM, at the Marion Municipal Room, 3827 North Main Street, Marion, for a proposed Local Law #4 – 2018 regarding the “Real Property Tax Levy Limit” as follows:


Local Law #4 – 2018 “Real Property Tax Levy Limit”


Section 1.  Legislative Intent

It is the intent of this Local Law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Marion pursuant to General Municipal Law §3-c, and to allow the Town of Marion to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2019 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.


Section 2. Authority

This Local Law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes the town board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by the vote of sixty percent (60%) of the town board.


Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override

The Town Board of the Town of Marion, County of Wayne, is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2019 that requires a real property levy in excess of the amount otherwise proscribed in General Municipal Law, §3-c.


Section 4. Severability

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or in its application to the person,  individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.


Section 5. Effective Date. This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.


With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming recessed the meeting at 6:45pm.


Next  Meeting:                       Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 6:30pm



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