TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

 

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

Tuesday, May 28, 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

 

ABSENT:

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Steve Taber, Marion Highway Department; Jody Bender

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

Councilman Lonneville started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Town Business:

Supervisor Deming asked Town Clerk, Heidi Levan to speak about signage in the Marion Town Park.  Town Clerk Levan indicated that there has been some confusion at the Town Park as to which pavilion has been rented.  She would like to have signs put up each weekend on the pavilions indicating who the renter is.  The Town Board agreed to this process.

Councilwoman Fisher spoke next regarding Town Park clean up.  A question has been raised as to who should be cleaning the bathrooms in between park rentals.  The Town Board decided to have Chrissy Nelson take care of this.  Payment for Chrissy’s time worked will be taken out of account #71104.01.0.064.  Councilwoman Fisher also spoke about volunteers from the Hill Cumorah Pageant.  These volunteers will be working in the Marion Town Park in July of 2019.  They will be staining the picnic tables and benches.  The Town of Marion will provide the stain and tools such as paint brushes and gloves.  The funds for this project will be taken from account # 71104.01.0.004.

Supervisor Deming spoke next regarding the Summer Instrumental Music Program.  Ashley Chapin will once again be providing instrumental music lessons at the Marion Elementary School.  The Marion School district does need a copy of the Town of Marion’s Insurance information.  This is an in and out program, meaning payments made for the program are paid back out to the instructor.  The Town of Marion does not receive income for this program.

Town Clerk, Heidi Levan spoke next regarding the color copier and Town of Marion community calendars.  The Town Clerk updates the community calendar each month and prints the calendar on the Town of Marion color printer.  Each month the color printer is running out of ink.  The price for an ink cartridge is $39.99.  The question was raised about who is making copies on this copier.  Who should be paying for the ink cartridges?  A discussion was had regarding the Marion Events Organization paying for an ink cartridge.  Another discussion was started by Supervisor Deming about purchasing a new color printer that is a cartridge less printer.  The price of a new printer is approximately $250.  Ink is added to the printer from large ink bottles.  The Town Board agreed to purchase this printer.  Supervisor Deming will purchase the printer on behalf of the Town of Marion and install it.

Supervisor Deming also spoke about the black and white printer in the Town Hall by the conference table.  This copier has been going over on copy counts each month.  Supervisor Deming will be adding codes to the copier so each department types in a code in order to print.  This will help for the Town Board members to know who is making copies and where funds should be budgeted for 2020.

Supervisor Deming talked about the Marion Farm Club.  This club has been started by Theresa Kuhn from the Marion Elementary School.  The group of students in this club have been working with Town of Marion Historian, Caryn Devlin and have planted flowers at Jennie’s House (the town museum).  The Farm Club will plant a community garden behind the Elementary School playground on Friday, June 7th at 10am.  Everyone is welcome to attend the groundbreaking ceremony.

Councilman Lonneville spoke next regarding the Marion Senior Seminar projects.  The Marion class of 2019 came up with ideas to improve the Town of Marion.  Supervisor Deming, Councilman Lonneville and Angela Patterson, Planning and Zoning Board Secretary attended the presentations on Monday, May 20th.  There were 4 presentations in the morning and 8 presentations in the afternoon.  Some of the ideas included a Drive In movie theater, Community Recreation Center, new sidewalks, movie & food nights at the town park, new town signage, coffee shops, pizza shops with Wi-Fi and access to the Marion Town Park from State Route 21.  These were just a few of many ideas.  This was an end of the year project.  Councilman Lonneville was sad to learn that no one from the school district had looked at the new Comprehensive Plan before coming with new ideas for the town.

Councilman Lonneville spoke about the Marion Memorial Day parade.  The parade was organized by the Marion American Legion.  The attendance was great.  Councilman Lonneville thanked Jeff Cragg, Steve Taber and Duane Smeatin for the hanging the flowering baskets in town, Steve Taber for bringing down bleachers for parade attendees to sit on,  Caryn Devlin for decorating Jennies House,  Town Clerk Heidi Levan for decorating the Town Hall and Duane & Austin Smeatin for hanging the American Flags on the Town Hall and flag poles.

Councilwoman Smith spoke about the Marion Cemetery.  The 2004 Marion Cemetery Association lease with the Town of Marion has been reviewed.  Under the lease for the Town Park, the Town of Marion must provide the insurance.  Supervisor Deming to check with Tim Cleary’s Office to make sure this is being done.

Councilwoman Smith also talked about an electronic clean up.  Councilwoman Smith has talked to the Town of Williamson who provide an electronic clean up service to their residents.  The Town of Williamson receives a grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation. The project has a cost of approximately $6255, of this charge $1613 is charged to the residents and $2300 is grant funds leaving the Town of Williamson an expense of $2,342.  This is just for Electronic waste recycling.  Supervisor Deming has asked Councilwoman Smith to look into the grant from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

Correspondence:

  1. Sewer Units Marion School

 

Resolutions:

  1. Authorize Adopting Comprehensive Plan
  2. Authorize Subsidiary Transfer from Basketball Coordinator to Recreation Director
  3. Authorize for Recreation Director 2019 Rate of Pay
  4. Authorize Re-Zoning of Property located at 4017 North Main Street – Steve Schutt

 

 

Resolution #5072019 Authorize Adopting Comprehensive Plan

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       Ayes:    5

Long Roll:        Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Nays:   0

The following resolution was adopted

 Adoption of the Town of Marion 2019 Comprehensive Plan

 WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Marion proposes to adopt the 2019 Comprehensive Plan,

 WHEREAS, the adoption of said plan constitutes a Type I action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and

WHEREAS, the Town Board declared itself Lead Agency and filed a positive declaration of significance for the proposed action; and

WHEREAS, a Draft Generic Environmental Impact Statement (DGEIS) was prepared by the Town Board, acting as Lead Agency, pursuant to Part 617.8(a) of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA)and

WHEREAS, on April 8, 2019 a Public Hearing was held on the DGEIS and the draft 2019 Comprehensive Plan, at which no oral or written comments were received; and

WHEREAS, prior to the close of the comment period on May 10, 2019 additional written comments were received; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has fully considered all comments received throughout this process

WHEREAS, the Town Board has prepared its Notice of Findings Statement in compliance with the requirements of SEQRA; and

WHEREAS, on this date the Town Board, acting as Lead Agency pursuant to the requirements of SEQRA, accepted said findings as complete and authorized the Supervisor of the Town of Marion to certify said findings as complete;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Marion Comprehensive Plan be and the same is hereby adopted; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Clerk is and hereby authorized and directed to give necessary Notice of said adoption of the Town of Marion 2019 Comprehensive Plan to the departments, agencies and offices having jurisdiction in this matter.

Resolution #5082019 Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfer from Basketball Coordinator to Recreation Director, Social Security, Medicare

 On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilman Lonnville

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 following 2019 subsidiary transfers:

Account #                 Description                                          Increase          Decrease

73101.01.000.084    Basketball Coordinator                                               $666.00

73101.01.000.218    Recreation Director                            $506.00

90308.01.000.000    Social Security                                     $  30.00

90358.01.000.000    Medicare                                            $130.00

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 #5092019 AUTHORIZE Recreation Director 2019 Rate of Pay

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

ADOPTED:    Ayes:    5

Long Roll:        Councilwoman 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 Recreation Director Rate of pay to be $635.33 quarterly,

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

RESOLUTION #5102019 AUTHORIZE Re-Zoning of Property located at 4017 North Main Street – Steve Schutt

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 Town of Marion Zoning Board has unanimously made a recommendation to approve the request for re-zoning 4017 North Main Street and 4027 North Main Street to be consistent and to prevent spot zoning as this property also contains a residence, per their letter to the Town Board dated May 28, 2019 from I-1 to M-R district;

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves, re-zoning the property at 4017 and 4027 North Main Street. Marion, NY 14505, I-1 to M-R in order to build a two-family apartment on this location; contingent upon recommendation of the Town of Marion Planning Board;

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

The Marion Town Board went into Executive Session at7:10pm on a motion from Councilman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville to discuss security issues.

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

Next meetings are scheduled for:

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

Meeting:                     Monday, June 24, 2019 @ 6:30pm   

 

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