TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, May 13, 2019

 

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

Monday, May 13, 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

Nicholas Deming, Supervisor

 

ABSENT:

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Jeff Cragg, Marion Water Water Treatment Plant; Duane Smeatin, Marion Code Enforcement Officer; Caryn Devlin, Marion Town Historian; Perry Howland, Williamson Sun & Record; Jolene Bender; Anna Blachard; Nathan Bell; Jake Froth; Ivy Riedman; Emma Cariffin; Madison Czernick; Travis Cook; Elly Hepburn; Emma DeYoung; Beata Nanhisalo; Christian Havranek; Collin Mccall; Abigail DeFisher; Cheryl DeFisher; Marvin DeFisher.

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: 

Caryn Devlin, Town of Marion Historian, spoke about a new website at Wayne County that list all cobblestone homes in Wayne County.  The website can be accessed at:  https://web.co.wayne.ny.us/index.php/office-of-the-county-historian/wayne-county-cobblestone-buildings/

 

Town Business:

A Proclamation was read aloud by Supervisor Nick Deming honoring Abigail DeFisher.  Ms. DeFisher received a framed copy of this proclamation.

 

PROCLAMATION

Whereas, it has been brought to the attention of the Town of Marion, New York, that Abigail DeFisher, a senior at Marion Central High School, exhibits extraordinary athletic abilities in basketball, which have earned her recognition and elite awards.

Whereas as a member of the Marion Girls Varsity Basketball Team from the winter seasons of 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018 and 2018/2019, she has earned the following awards:

           MCS Girls Varsity Basketball career points 1166

            Only 2nd player in Marion history to score 1000 points

            MCS record of 41 points in a single game (2019)

            MCS record of 465 points in a single season (2019)

            MCS career school record of 719 rebounds

            MCS second in a single season of 209 rebounds (2018)

            MCS career school record of 220 blocked shots

           MCS record of 81 blocked shots in a single season (2019), Second in a season of 67 (2017) and third in a               season of 54 (2018)

          Wayne County Player of the Year (2019)

         Member of the 1st Team Wayne County All Stars

Now, therefore, we the Board Members of the Town of Marion, by the authority vested in us, do hereby on behalf of the citizens of Marion, New York extend Congratulations and Best Wishes to you, Abigail DeFisher, for exceeding the standards.

In recognition of your outstanding athleticism and resulting recognition to the community, we hereby cause the Seal of Marion to be affixed this 13th day of May 2019.

_______________________                                        ________________________

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman                                         Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

 

________________________                                                ________________________

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman                                  Deborah Smith, Councilwoman

 

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Nicolas Deming, Supervisor

 

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 also stated that he has been busy working on information for the joint Wastewater Treatment Plant.  This plant will include the Town of Marion, Town of Macedon, Town of Palmyra and Village of Palmyra.

Supervisor Deming talked about the Marion Recreation Summer Music Program.  This program will be run as it has in the past.  It is an in/out on the Marion Town budget.

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville talked about the Marion Spring Market that took place on Saturday, May 10th in the parking lot at Jennie’s House. Councilman Lonneville wanted to thank Judy Casler, Marion Events Organization Chairperson for all of her hard work to make this event happen.  Councilman Lonneville also thanked, Caryn & Mark Devlin, Joyce Bliek, Sarah Swartell, Debbie Smith, Jamie Houser, Nancy & Lynn Marone, and Ken Casler for their help throughout the day.  Thank you to all sponsors and vendors for making this event happen. Thank you to Nic LeDuc for the music. Thank you to Nick Deming for bringing his Farmall tractor to the event.  Thank you to Steve Taber and the Marion Highway Department for getting the area ready for Marion Spring Market. The next event being sponsored by the Marion Events Organization is a Community Garage Sale that will take place on June 1st, 2019.

Councilman Lonneville spoke about the Marion museum, Jennie’s House.  Code Enforcement Officer, Duane Smeatin has been busy drywalling the down stairs, the goal is to have the lower level, hallway and stairs completed by May 27th, 2019.  Councilman Lonneville also wanted to thank the Marion 4H clubs, 4 Leaf Friends and Bucks & Does,  for edging and mulching at Jennie’s House.

Councilman Lonneville mentioned that the Marion Comprehensive Plan will be adopted at the next Marion Town Board meeting on May 28, 2019.

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith mentioned that the Marion Town Court heard 33 cases in the month of April.  The Marion Court ordered a new table that will be installed in the Marion Municipal Building.  The table was paid for by a grant.

Councilwoman Smith spoke next regarding the Marion Library.  The library is currently looking for quotes to have the library power washing.

Councilwoman Smith spoke next about the Marion Cemetery.  Paul Bender is looking into making changes on the lease to cover liability at the Town Park on the portion that is leased from the Marion Cemetery Association.

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher reported opening day of Recreation Youth Baseball was rained out.  The recreation department made $40 from their bake sale.

Councilwoman Fisher took a moment to thank Boy Scout Troop # 137 for edging, weeding and mulching the Marion Town Park.  They did an amazing job.

Councilwoman Fisher mentioned that the Boy Scout who had approached the Marion Town Board about installing physical fitness stations at the Town Park as part of his Eagle Scout program was unable to get the project started and finished before he turned 18 years old.  This project not being done.  However, Councilwoman Fisher did state that there is a Boy Scout working on his Eagle Scout program.  This Scout is working on the Gazebo at the Marion Library replacing the benches.

Councilwoman Fisher stated that the Town of Marion Assessor, Dawn VanPatten has been very busy with the Tentative Assessment Roll.  Assessment Grievance day is being held in the Town of Marion on Thursday, May 30th.  Currently, the Assessment Review Board is short one person.  No one applied for this position so a new appointment will not take place before May 30th.  The Marion Town Board will work with Dawn VanPatten to ensure a replacement is found before next year.

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek reported that the Highway Department has been busy mowing Marion roadsides.  All the roads in Marion have been sweep this spring.  The Drainage work that needed to be done behind the homes on Mill Street has been complete.

Councilman Lonneville spoke about the Mill Street project.  Councilman Lonneville would like to have guard rails installed on both sides of the culvert on Mill Street.  Supervisor Deming stated; he will contact the Wayne County Highway Department again regarding this issue.

 

Correspondence:

NYSDOT Letter re: Traffic Study – Sunset Drive

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk April 2019
  2. Justice Bonafede April 2019
  3. Justice Bender April 2019
  4. Operating Statement   April 2019
  5. Marion Fire District   April 2019
  6. Code Officer April 2019
  7. Library    April 2019
  8. Assessor    April 2019

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve April 8th and 22nd, 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for May 13, 2019
  3. Authorize Signing Permanent Easement for Large Culvert Pipe Replacement Near Seneca Foods
  4. Authorize Signing Temporary Easement to Install Dewatering Methods and Store Materials for Large

Culvert Pipe Replacement Near Seneca Foods

  1. Authorize Hiring Carrie Gortan Recreation Director
  2. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #5012019 Approve April  8th and 22nd, 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 April 8th and 22nd, 2019, Town Board meeting minutes.

Resolution #5022019 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for May 13th, 2019

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 directs the Clerk of the Board to receive and file all correspondence and reports for May 13th, 2019.

 

Resolution #5032019 Authorize Signing Permanent Easement for Large Culvert Pipe

 

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 authorizes the Supervisor to sign a permanent Easement for the Large Culvert Pipe Replacement near Seneca Foods; 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.

 

Resolution #5042019 Authorize Signing Temporary Easement to Install Dewatering Methods and Store Materials for Large Culvert Pipe

 

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 authorizes the Supervisor to sign a temporary Easement to install dewatering methods and store materials for the replacement of the large culvert pipe near Seneca Foods; 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.

 

RESOLUTION #5052019 AUTHORIZE HIRING Carrie Gortan Recreation Director

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Ayes:    5

Coucilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

 

Nays:   0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE Marion Town Board approves hiring Carrie Gorton as  Recreation Director effective May 13, 2019 for 2 hours per week and that hiring is provisional pending passing the Civil Service exam,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board appoints Carrie Gorton as a part-time Adult Recreation Director,

 

 

Resolution #5062019 Payment of Claims

 

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

 

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                                                 22185.05

Highway                                                15299.70

Library                                                     1355.03

Sewer                                                      7313.78

Street Lighting                                            1265.69

Drainage                                                  7625.00

NW Quadrant Phase I                           12771.25

NE Quadrant Phase I                               4072.50

NW Quadrant Phase II                          22072.50

NW Quadrant Phase III                         14087.50

Ext #2 to Water #1                                  6765.00

NE Quadrant III                                     11563.75

Ext #1 to NE #1                                       9800.00

SE Water                                               15384.37

Trust & Agency                                           2419.39

Total                                                    $153980.51

 

Prepay Abstract                     

General                                                     744.61

Library                                                       109.83

Sewer                                                          30.90

Street Lighting                                                35.42

Total                                                          $920.76

 

 

On a motion from Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher went into Executive Session at 7:01pm to discuss medical and financial history of an employee.

 

On a motion from Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, the meeting went back into a public hearing at 7:15pm to discuss the 2020 budget.

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:20 pm.

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                     Tuesday, May 28, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Meeting:                     Monday, June 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm   

 

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