TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes
Marion Municipal Room
Monday, March 25, 2019
A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on
Monday, March 25, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.
Deputy Supervisor Lonneville called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
PRESENT: Joan Fisher, Councilwoman
Ronald Lonneville, Councilman
Debbie Smith, Councilwoman
Vern Bliek, Councilman
ABSENT: Nick Deming, Supervisor
OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Caryn Devlin, Town Historian; Angela Patterson, Planning and Zoning Board Clerk; Perry Howland, Williamson Record & Sun.
Councilman Lonneville called the meeting to order at 6:30pm and asked for a roll call.
Councilman Bliek started the Pledge of Allegiance.
Councilman Lonneville spoke about the letter that was distributed to local businesses regarding a few persons in town who have been disrupting customers at local businesses. Town Board members were also given a copy of the letter.
Next, Councilman Lonneville spoke about the Mill Street Project. Supervisor Deming and Councilman Lonneville met with Brian Frey and Kevin Rooney from the Wayne County Highway Department to discuss the completion of this project in 2019. The town of Marion is hoping to receive a schedule regarding 2019 work in the next few weeks. Letters will be sent to residents who are affected by this project once more information is received. There will not be another information meeting, due to the fact that one was done in 2018.
Councilwoman Smith spoke next regarding the Marion Cemetery Association. Councilwoman Smith attended their meeting in March. A decision was made not to send letters because no one wanted to send out a letter twice within a year. The Marion Cemetery will send a letter on their own in May. Donation information will go into the next MCS Alumni newsletter (via Bette Fisher).
Councilwoman Smith spoke next regarding the Eagle Scout project that was presented at the last board meeting. Kathy Cauwels, Town of Marion Principal Account Clerk called the Cleary Insurance company (Town of Marion insurance company) to discuss possible new exercise stations that are proposed to be installed at the Marion Town Park, would they be covered under the town insurance. This was asked because some of the stations would be built on property leased from the Marion Cemetery Association. The insurance company advised the Town of Marion to review the lease. At this time, there is nothing in the lease regarding insurance coverage. The Marion Cemetery Association is concerned about the possible lack of insurance coverage. The Town of Marion would own the equipment. Councilwoman Smith will look into what specifically is covered under the town insurance.
Steve Taylor from the Marion Soccer Club asked Councilman Fisher, if the soccer club donated top soil and grass seed, would the town be willing to spread the top soil and then plant the grass seed? Does the Highway Department have the ability to do this? The Town Board has asked that Steve Taber from the Marion Highway Department to please attend the next meeting. The Town Board would also like Steve Taylor from the Marion Soccer Club to attend the next Town Board Meeting as well.
The Marion Comprehensive Plan has been delivered to outside communities and agencies. A public hearing is set for Monday, April 8, 2019.
Councilwoman Smith brought up a concern regarding people walking on the street along South Main Street due to the sidewalk being blocked. Councilman Lonneville made a suggestion to walk carefully. The sidewalk will be blocked for another month. Councilman Lonneville will contact the Marion Highway Department to look into have a “Slow Down” sign for Buffalo Street to warn people as they turn right onto South Main Street. Councilman Lonneville will contact Tom Salviski to have Highland Contracting provide a temporary walkway for public safety.
- Authorize 2019 subsidiary transfer
- Authorize Speed Study
Resolution #3122019 Authorize Subsidiary Transfer for the following:
On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the transfer for the following expense
From: 80301.01.000.101 – Secretary Comprehensive Plan $253.28
To: 80101.01.000.101 – Secretary ZBA $253.68
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 #3132019 Authorize Speed Study:
On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher
ADOPTED: Ayes: 4
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town received a request for a speed limit survey for Sunset Drive to change the speed limit from 30 mph to 20 mph;
NOW IT BE RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a petition to the Wayne County Highway Department to conduct a speed limit survey on Sunset Drive;
AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Wayne County Highway Department and to Marion Town Highway Deputy Superintendent, Steve Taber.
With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Deputy Supervisor Lonneville closed the meeting at 6:55 pm.
Next meetings are scheduled for:
Meeting: Monday, April 8, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Meeting: Monday, April 22, 2019 @ 6:30pm
Kristina Braell, Deputy Town Clerk in absence of Town Clerk, Heidi M. Levan