TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, March 11, 2019

A Town board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on

Monday, March 11, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.

 

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

 

PRESENT:         Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Nick Deming, Supervisor

 

ABSENT:

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Jeff Cragg, Marion Water Water Treatment Plant; Caryn Devlin, Marion Town Historian; Perry Howland, Williamson Sun & Record; Timothy Watts; Danelle Salerno; Bill Cooney; Angela Patterson; Shawn LaRock; Kaitlyn Rogers; Bob Freeland; Roman Brozoski; Caitlin O’Leary; Shawn O’Leary; Kiersten Pople; Amy D’Angelo; Christopher Dobbie; Olivia Dye; Annabel Phillips; Hannah Urich; Emma Griffin; Jaime Corteville; Johnny Yolasek.

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 6:30pm and asked for a roll call.

Councilwoman Smith started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Citizen Comments: 

Bill Cooney asked to speak to the Town Board regarding the Pioneer Gas Engine Association Show that will be taking place again this year at the Marion Town Park.  Mr. Cooney wanted to introduce himself and ask if the Town Board had any questions for the Pioneer Gas Engine Association.  Mr. Cooney is very grateful for the Town of Marion allowing the Pioneer Gas Engine Association to use the Marion Town Park for their annual show and tractor pulls.  This year the show will include a farm & shop equipment consignment auction that Steve Schutt will be hosting.  The Pioneer Gas Engine Association will be using the Marion Town Park after the completion of Recreation Summer Soccer, Wednesday, July 24th through Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 4pm.  Mr. Cooney handed out flyers for this year’s show. Danielle Salerno will be providing more flyers to the town as they become available for the July show as well as their Fall Tractor Pulls which are being held September 21, 2019 at the Marion Town Park.

Councilman Lonneville will ask Town of Marion Events Coordinator, Judy Casler to be in contact with Mr. Cooney about ways the town can help promote this event.

Timothy Watts spoke next.  Mr. Watts thanked the Town Board for allowing him to give this presentation.  Mr. Watts would like to do his Boy Scouts, Eagle Scout project at the Marion Town Park.  Mr. Watts would like to build fitness stations around the driving loop.  This project would use pressure treated lumber with concrete footers.  Mr. Watts would find the volunteers needed, materials to build and coordinate the project.  A question was raised by the Marion Town Board as to if these structures could be built on land the town is leasing from the Marion Cemetery Association.  Councilwoman Smith will ask the Marion Cemetery Association at their annual meeting in April.  All Town Board members thought this was a great idea and encouraged Mr. Watts to make this project happen.  Councilman Bliek asked Mr. Watts to be in contact with the Marion Highway Department, as they are the ones that mow grass at the Marion Town Park.

 

Town Business:

Supervisor Deming asked Amy D’Angelo and Angela Patterson to come forward and speak to the Town Board regarding the Marion Comprehensive Plan.   There are two resolutions on the agenda tonight regarding the new Marion Comprehensive Plan.  The first resolution is for the Town of Marion to accept the Comprehensive Plan committee final report.  After the Town Board accepts this report, the Town Board will be making any further changes to the plan and the committee members are officially discharged of their duties.  The second resolution is in regard to the Comprehensive Plan SEQR, which is a Type I action.  The SEQR is an environmental review which shows no negative action regarding the SEQR.  A question was raised regarding the public hearing portion of the Comprehensive Plan.  A separate resolution will be presented for the public hearing portion of the new Comprehensive Plan.  Councilman Bliek stated that he was not happy about some of the wording in the Comprehensive Plan.

 

Jeff Cragg, Marion Waste Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, talked to the Town Board regarding a well located on Newark Marion Road.  USGS would like to drill a hole through a concrete cap on a well that they feel is a bedrock well to monitor water levels in Wayne County.  USGS will pay for any expenses that may come of this project.  Mr. Cragg wanted to get permission from the Town Board before giving USGS access to the well.  All town board members agreed this would be great service to not only Marion residents but to all Wayne County residents and are happy to give access to USGS.

 

Councilman Lonneville mentioned that Seneca Foods will be selling 144 acres of land located between Pembrook Drive and the Industrial park located on Sunset Drive.  The price is $2,000 per acre for a total of $288,000.  Councilman Lonneville would like to speak to Wayne County Economic Development in hopes the Town of Marion could acquire this property.  Councilman Lonneville would like to see a Solar farm and walking trail on this property for the town.

 

Committee Reports:

 

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming asked if the Town Clerk’s office had anything new to report regarding the Town Clerk’s office that is not listed on the Town Clerk report.  Town Clerk, Heidi Levan stated everything is on the report.  Supervisor Deming then started to read the report to the Town Board members.

 

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville spoke about the Marion museum, Jennie’s House.  Code Enforcement Officer, Duane Smeatin has been busy drywalling the down starts.  There is a new volunteer working on the museum, Mr Nick Lucci.  Mr. Lucci has been busy repairing the steps at Jennie’s House and will soon start to work on the fireplace and a clear display for the track system that operates the pocket doors original to the house.  The goal is to have the lower level, hallway and stairs completed by May 1, 2019.

Councilman Lonneville also mentioned that work on South Main under the Restore New York Grant is coming along nicely.  The project is hoped to be finished by mid-summer.

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith mentioned that the Marion Town Court heard 24 cases in the month of February.

Councilwoman Smith spoke next regarding the Marion Library.  The library has just completed their annual report to the community.  The library has some great statics for circulation, programming and attendance.  On April 3, 2019, the Marion Library will be hosting a basic computer class from 3:30pm – 5pm.

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher reported that Leah Leno has been busy getting ready for Recreation Baseball to start.  Baseball forms are available at the Town Clerk’s office.

The Recreational Director position is now open and the Town of Marion is accepting applications until March 29th, 2019.

New Assessor, Dawn VanPatten started with the Town of Marion last week.  Dawn is excited to be the new assessor.

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek reported that the Highway Department has been doing an excellent job plowing in Superintendent, Tim Boerman’s absence. The Highway Department will soon start sweeping the streets.

 

 

Correspondence:

None

 

Reports:

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk February 2019
  2. Justice Bonafede February 2019
  3. Justice Bender February 2019

4   Operating Statement                                                                     February 2019

  1. Marion Fire District February 2019
  2. Code Officer February 2019
  3. Library     February 2019
  4. Assessor                                          February 2019

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve February 3rd, 14th and 28th 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for March, 2019
  3. Transfer Funds to Contingent Account
  4. Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Services for 2019
  5. Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfer
  6. Authorize Acceptance Comprehensive Plan
  7. Comprehensive Plane SEQR
  8. Authorize Hiring 2019 Park Inspector
  9. Authorize food vendor to Operate Concession stand w/required DOH Permit
  10. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #3012019 Approve February 11th, 19th, 20th and 25th, 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the January 11th, 19th, 20th and 25th, 2019 Town Board meeting minutes.

 

Resolution #3022019 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for March 11th, 2019

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5          Fisher, Smith, Lonneville, Bliek, 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 and reports for March 11th, 2019.

 

Resolution #3032019 Transfer Funds from Contingent Account to Cemeteries Expense Account

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

WHEREAS, the Town Board is requesting an additional $1300.00 to be added to $2600.00 budgeted to mow 3 rural cemeteries 6 times in the year 2019 @ $650.00 per mowing; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the transfer of $1300.00 from contingency account #19904.1.0.000 to be put into account 88104.01.000.000 Cemeteries,

 

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 #3042019 Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Services for 2019

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts the proposal from Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Service to include the following:

 

  1. Pruning and Clean-Up of 7 Bradford Pear trees on Main Street $475.00
  2. Repair, replace as needed brick/brick chips below trees $250.00
  3. Monthly clean-up of Town walks (blow off / spray round-up) $350.00
  4. Clean-up 2 “Marion planters” and 1 “Marion sign” $550.00

$1625.00

 

Not to exceed $1625.00 for 2019 to be expensed out of 85104.01.0.000; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to: Bovet Lawn Garden and Landscaping and Principal Account Clerk.

 

Resolution #3052019 Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfer

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the following 2019 subsidiary transfer:

 

Account#                     Description                                                       Increase          Decrease

From

75204.01.0.096           Building Improvements                                   649.00

 

To

16204.01.000.050       Renovations                                                                                  649.00

 

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 #3062019 Comprehensive Plan

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    4

Long Roll:         Councilwoman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Smith –    Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Nays:   1

Long Roll:        Councilman Bliek

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

The Town Board accepts the Final Report presented by the Comprehensive Plan Committee, which includes the draft Comprehensive Plan as well as any maps or graphics that support the document.  Since the work assigned to the Comprehensive Plan has been completed, at this time the Comprehensive Plan is dissolved.  The Town Board would like to thank the Comprehensive Plan Committee for their hard work and dedication on this project.

 

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Comprehensive Board Secretary, Angela Patterson and Amy D’Angelo

 

RESOLUTION #3072019 Comprehensive Plan SEQR

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5

Long Roll:         Councilwoman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Smith –    Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

 

Nays:   0

 

 

The following resolution was adopted as amended.

 

Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan SEQR Determination and Authorization for Public Comment

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Marion has determined the need for a Town-wide Comprehensive Plan to support local laws and guide responsible development within the Town; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has determined that the Comprehensive Plan is a Type I action under SEQR and has taken responsibility for the Environmental Review as Lead Agency; and

 

WHEREAS, the Town Board has completed the SEQR review process and has issued a Negative Declaration for the Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan; and

 

After review of Part 1 of the long Environmental Assessment Form (EAF) submitted to the Town by Amy D’Angelo of the Sterling Planning Services on behalf of the Town, the Town Board confirms that the Part 1 is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge and that the Town Board can commence review of Part 2 of the EAF.

 

After review of the completed Environmental Assessment Form, the Town Board has determined that the adoption of the Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan will not have a negative environmental impact and therefore make a determination of non-significance and authorize the filing of the Negative Declaration with the Town of Marion Clerk.

 

The Town Board hereby authorizes Amy D’Angelo of the Sterling Planning Services to publish the notice of the Negative Declaration in the Environmental Notice Bulletin for publication on next available publication date.

 

The Town Board hereby authorizes a 30-day public comment period for the review of the Town of Marion Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan to commence on March 15, 2019 and to end on April 12, 2019

 

Resolution # 3082019 Authorize Public Hearing for Comprehensive Plan

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5

Long Roll:         Councilwoman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Smith –    Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

 

Nays:   0

 

 

The following resolution was adopted.

 

NOW FOR BE IT RESOLVED that, the Town Board is required to hold a hearing on the proposed Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan prior to adoption per New York State Town Law section 272;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Town Board of the Town of Marion will hold a public hearing for the Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan to commence on April 8, 2019 at 6:45, 3823 Main Street, Marion, NY; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorizes the Town Clerk to file any required legal and public notices at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing and that such notices shall be published in a paper of general circulation in the Town of Marion; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of the proposed Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan on which the public hearing will be held are available in the Town Clerk’s office and may be inspected or procured therein by any interested person during business hours.; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town authorizes the submission of the Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan and required supporting documents to the Wayne County Planning Board for review under GML 239 at least five (5) days prior to the date of the public hearing.

 

Resolution #3092019 Authorize Hiring 2019 Park Inspector

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5

Long Roll:         Councilwoman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Smith –    Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

 

Nays:   0

 

 

The following resolution was adopted as amended

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes hiring Christina Nelson, Marion, as the 2019 Park Inspector @ $10.00 per inspection plus an additional $15 per hour if cleanup has to occur, to be appropriated from account 71104.1.0.077 to be vouchered at the completion of the season, effective May 1 thru October 31, 2019; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Christina Nelson, and the Park Calendar Coordinator.

 

Resolution #3102019 Authorize Concession Sales at Marion Town Park

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorize the Town Clerk to issue a license to Mark’s Pizzeria to operate concession sales of food and soft drink at the Marion Town Park for the 2019 Season; and

 

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board will need a copy of the authorized permit after completed by the New York State Department of Health in order to operate concession stand; and

 

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

 

Resolution #3112019 Payment of Claims

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5          Fisher, Smith, Lonneville, Bliek, 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                                                 43065.06

Highway                                                63260.46

Library                                                     2996.09

Water                                                           2704.00

Sewer                                                    12900.39

Street Lighting                                            1567.66

Trust & Agency                                           2291.99

Total                                                    $128785.65

 

Prepays

General                                                   1136.41

Library                                                       184.59

Sewer                                                      1009.37

Street Lighting                                           429.31

Total                                                      $2759.68

 

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:25 pm.

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                     Monday, March 25, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Meeting:                     Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm     

 

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