TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, April 22, 2019

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

Monday, April 22, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.

 

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

 

PRESENT:         Nick Deming, Supervisor

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Vern Bliek, Councilman – arrived at 6:50pm

 

ABSENT:

 

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Marty Aman, Director of Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority; Art Williams, Town of Marion Attorney; Charles Bastian from Bernard P. Donegan, Inc; Caryn Devlin, Town Historian; Perry Howland, Williamson Record & Sun; Craig Fenn; Leah Leno; Chris Ashely; Stephen Georgia; Carrie Gorton; Edan Chey.

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

Councilman Fisher started the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Town Business:

Supervisor Deming introduced Art Williams, Chuck Bastian and Marty Aman and asked that they talk to the Marion Town Board regarding the joint Regional Waste Water Treatment facility project.  Mr. Bastian presented the board with a draft report regarding the financial aspects of this project.  This project is still in the draft phase.  The Town Board appreciated Mr. Bastian taking the time to explain how this project might affect the Marion residents currently on the Marion Sewer district.

Art Williams & Marty Aman spoke next regarding the commitment the Town of Marion has already agreed to for this project.  A new Agreement will be presented to the Town of Marion tonight for review and approval.

Supervisor Deming stated that he would like to have the Department of Environmental Conservation come out to the Town of Marion and explain why the Marion Waste Water Treatment plant needs to be replaced and why this new project will cost the tax payers extra money.

Councilman Lonneville spoke regarding a need for Business District signage. Councilman Lonneville would like to see signs on Route 21 and Route 441 with an arrow showing people where the Marion Business district is located.  Historian, Caryn Devlin suggested getting solar lights for the business listing signs at the end of North & South main streets.

Councilwoman Fisher spoke regarding a need for a multiyear budget.  She would like to start planning for a new lodge and this should be done in a multiyear budget.  Supervisor Deming offered to contact the NYS Comptroller’s office for a template to get started on this process.

Supervisor Deming is still working on LED lighting for the Town of Marion.  Supervisor Deming also asked if there was a need for the local Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and the Hill Cumorah pageant to volunteer in July of 2019 at different town owned locations.

Councilwoman Smith asked a question regarding Spring cleaning at the Marion Library.  Library director, Tracy Whitney would like to have the library pressure washed.  Mrs. Whitney was hoping to have this done in 2018 but unfortunately it was not.  The Marion Board suggested that the library get an estimate to have this work done.

Other Comments:

Leah Leno spoke next regarding the Marion Youth Recreational Baseball program.  Mrs. Leno is the 2019 Baseball/ Softball coordinator for the Town of Marion.  Mrs. Leno would like to have the Town of Marion explain to her the baseball budget for 2019.  Supervisor Deming stated he would set up a meeting between himself, Councilwoman Fisher, Leah Leno and Kathy Cauwels (Town of Marion Principal Account Clerk).  Mrs. Leno would like to see improvements made to the Marion Town Park as well as the Baseball/Softball program.  The Marion Town Board requested that Mrs. Leno make a list of improvements she feels need to be made with pricing in a prioritized list.  This list will help the Town Board when working on the 2020 budget in the Fall of 2019.

Resolutions:

  1. Authorize Signing Western Regional Wastewater Project Control Agreement
  2. Authorize Agreement to Spend Town Highway Funds
  3. Authorize Supervisor to request Estimate from Ray Wager, CPA for 2018 Audit

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution #4132019 Authorize Signing Western Regional Wastewater Project Control Agreement

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

 

Ayes:    5

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the attached Western Regional Wastewater Project Control Agreement; and

 

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

 

Resolution #4142019 Authorize Agreement to Spend Town Highway Funds

 

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

 

WHEREAS, Steve Taber, Deputy Highway Superintendent, has prepared an agreement to spend Town Highway Funds for 2019 as attached; now

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts and approves said agreement and authorizes all members of the Town Board and Deputy Town Highway Superintendent to sign said agreement in duplicate and forward to the County Superintendent of Highway for his signature; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Deputy Highway Superintendent and the Principal Account Clerk.

 

 

 

Resolution #4152019 Authorize Supervisor to request Estimate from Ray Wager, CPA for 2018 Audit

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek 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 authorizes the Supervisor to request an estimate from Ray Wager, CPA for 2018 audit and;

 

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

 

Resolution #4162019 Conveyance Services

 

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, the Town Board hereby requests, pursuant to Public Authorities Law §1199-ee, that the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority provide wastewater treatment and conveyance services for the benefit of the sewer users located in the Town of Marion, and all additional future sewer users and districts to be established with approval of the Town Board, to be connected to the sewer conveyance system and Western Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to be constructed, owned and operated by the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority.

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Town Clerk, Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority, Town Attorney, Art Williams and the Principal Account Clerk.

 

 

Resolution #4172019 Authorize SAM Grant Administrator

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

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board herby authorized Supervisor, Nicholas Deming to be appointed Entity Administrator for the SAM Grant.

 

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 #4182019 Authorize Transfer of Funds

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Fisher –  Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

 

Ayes:    5

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the transfer for the following funds

 

From

73104.01.0.093 – Youth Programs                                                                             $500.00

 

To

73101.01.0.083 – Summer Camp Director                                                                  $500.00

 

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorize the increase of pay for the Summer Camp Director position from $12. per hour to $14 per hour.

 

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Summer Camp Director and Principal Account Clerk.

 

The Marion Town Board went into Executive Session at 8:10pm on a motion from Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville to discuss Union negotiations.

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 9:18pm

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                     Monday, May 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Meeting:                     Monday, May 27, 2019 @ 6:30pm     

 

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