TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

December 10, 2018

 

A workshop of the Town Board of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, December 10, 2018.  This meeting started at 6:30 pm at the Marion Municipal Building.

 

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

 

Roll Call

PRESENT:         LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Nick Deming, Supervisor

 

ABSENT:

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Perry Howland, Sun & Record; Jeff Craig, Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor; Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer; Caryn Devlin, Town Historian; Residents: Trinity Bourgeois, Dylan Button, Allen Enright, Danelle Button, Branden Szostak.

 

 

Supervisor Deming opened the meeting at 6:30 with a roll call followed by the Pledge of Alliance was started by Councilman Bliek.

 

Town Business:

 

Supervisor Deming stated the town business with a discussion regarding the Town of Marion fee schedule.  Each board member received a fee schedule to review. A few request for changes were given.  Town Clerk, Heidi Levan suggested to add EZ pass for $25, change return check fee to $20 (as per the State Comptrollers office) and to remove Purebred dog licenses.  Code Enforcement officer, Duane Smeatin suggested adding  Solar Permits for $75 and New Roofing for $25.  The Town Board decided to look over the fee schedule and make a decision at the December 28th meeting.

 

Councilman Lonneville wanted to take a minute to thank the following town employees for helping to decorate around the Town.  The Marion Highway Department for the telephone pole lights, banners and tree lights, Duane Smeatin, Jeff Cragg and Caryn Devlin for decorating at Jennie’s House and Heidi Levan for the window candles at the Town Hall.  Councilman Lonneville and Town Historian Caryn Devlin wanted to also thank the two 4H groups: 4 Leaf Friends & Buck and Does for their handmade decorations at Jennie’s House.  A special thank you to everyone who attended the tree lighting ceremony on Saturday, December 8th.

 

Councilman Lonneville also wanted to thank Heidi Levan for completing the NEPA application that was needed to release CDBG funds to be used for ADA Compliant work at the Town Hall and Town owned buildings in the near future.

 

Citizens Comments: 

 

Perry Howland (Williamson Record & Sun) wanted to thank Councilman Lonneville for nominating Dick O’Connor for the NYS Senate Veteran’s Hall of Fame.  Councilman Lonneville also thanked Perry for providing a second nomination.  Dick O’Connor was recognized in a ceremony in Williamson.    Councilman Lonneville also mentioned that Mark Haskins from Marion was recognized.

 

Committee Reports:

 

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming mentioned the next Regional Wastewater Treatment Meeting will take place on Thursday, December 20th at 4:30pm at the Wayne County Water Sewer Authority.

 

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville spoke about the work being done at Jennie’s House.  Mark Devlin and Duane Smeatin have been very busy hanging drywall.  Councilman Lonneville also mentioned that the framing and roof for the new addition will soon start.

Councilman Lonneville mentioned that bids are currently out for the Restore New York project.  This project will restore the front of businesses on South Main St.

 

Councilman Lonneville talked about the Welcome packets that he delivered to Lollipops & Polkadots.  These packets were well received.  Councilman Lonneville would like to take more welcome packets to other businesses in town when the January calendars are delivered.  The information in the Welcome packets have been updated and he feels this would be a great service to local businesses.

 

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith talked about the Marion Courts and how busy they have been.  She also mentioned that the Marion Library has been busy.  Director, Tracy Whitney has been attending monthly meetings at the Pioneer Library System.  The German Club hosted at breakfast with Santa & the Grinch at the library.

 

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher mentioned that 11 men have signed up for the adult men’s winter recreation basketball program.  The insurance for this program is $21 per person each year.  She is hoping more men will sign up in 2019.

The  5th & 6th grade basketball recreation travel league has started playing on Saturday’s.

Councilwoman Fisher also mentioned that the Assessor, Tina McQuillen is working on the income verification updates for 2019.

 

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek mentioned that the Highway Department has been busy getting their trucks

ready for snow putting on wings and sanders.  The highway department have plowed 13 times so

far this year.  They have also hauled snow from the downtown area.  The highway trucks

have been cleaned and repaired.  The highway department also picked up the leaves off of the

back streets in Marion.

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk November 2018
  2. Justice Bender November 2018
  3. Justice Bonafede November 2018
  4. Code Enforcement Officer November 2018
  5. Library     November 2018
  6. Assessor November 2018
  7. Operating Statement November 2018
  8. Fire Department November 13th, 2018

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve November 13th and 26th, 2018 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for December 10, 2018
  3.  Award Proposal to Frame the Addition at Jennies House, 3823 N Main St.
  4. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #120118 Approve November 13th and 26th 2018 Town Board Meeting Minutes

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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

Nays: 0

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the November 13th and 27th Town Board

Minutes. 

 

Resolution #120218 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for December 10, 2018

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

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

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 December 10, 2018.

 

Resolution #120318 Award Proposal to Frame and Install Shingles on the Addition at Jennies House 3823 N. Main St:

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:      Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek  –  Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith  – Aye

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes:  5

Nays: 0

 

WHEREAS, Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer solicited proposals to frame the addition at Jennies House, 3823 N. Main St; now

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the bid to Jim Willis & Sons Builders to frame the addition at Jennies House, 3823 N. Main St. not to exceed $5880 to be expended out of 75204.01.000.096; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Code Enforcement Officer, Jim Willis & Sons Builders and Principal Account Clerk.

 

Resolution #120418 Payment of Claims:

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

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                                   $    22556.23

Highway                                  $    16945.31

Library                                     $       1569.23

Sewer                                       $       4505.37

Street Lighting                         $         499.57

Trust and Agency                    $       2441.99

Total                                          $     48517.70

 

At 6:55pm, Supervisor Deming asked to go into Executive session to discuss personnel issues.  This was done on motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek.

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming recessed the meeting at 7:30pm.

 

Next  Meeting:                       Friday,  December 28, 2018 @ 5 pm

 

 

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