TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, July 8, 2019

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

Monday, July 8, 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; James Sinner, Williamson Sun & Record; Jolene Bender; Lonnie Levan; Nicholas Lent; Annmarie Lent; Paul Lent.

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: 

Nicholas Lent, who will be a senior at the Marion Jr. Sr. Highschool in September this year, spoke to the board about a potential project he would like to do for his senior project.  The project is called:  Local Hometown Hero’s Flag project.  Mr. Lent would allow residents to sponsor flag of a military person either veteran, active duty or MIA/KIA or POW and display the flags within the town limits.  He asked the Marion Town Board if they would be willing to put up and take down the flags and store the flags during the winter months during the longevity of the flags.  The size of the flags is 30’ x 60”.  Each sponsored flag would come with brackets to be used for installing.  Mr. Lent has also asked if it’s possible to have this project run through the town books for accounting purposes.  The Marion Town Board was very happy to hear about this project and look forward to working with Nicholas in the very near future.

Town Business:

Councilman Lonneville mentioned there will be a new pizza shop in town.  The new pizza business is Tolleson’s Pizzeria.  Tolleson’s has been open at their Newark location for the past 10 years as a takeout only location.  The Marion location will have seating room available for patrons to sit and enjoy their meal.  A copy of their menu was shared with the board members.

Committee Reports:

 Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming spoke about the joint Waste Water Facility Treatment project.  The Town of Marion along with the Town of Macedon, Village of Palmyra and Town of Palmyra have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to build a new facility in the next few years.  The Town of Walworth has now asked to have a new MOU for the potential of the Town of Walworth joining this project.  The Marion Town Board voted to approve this new MOU.  Councilwoman Fisher spoke up and asked for a full meeting in the near future.

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonnevile stated the Town of Marion Zoning committee has been working hard on updating local zoning laws.

Councilman Lonneville mentioned that the Marion Museum is coming along nicely.  Nick Lucci removed the cabinets in the kitchen at Jennie’s house and is in the process of restoring them.  The kitchen in Jennie’s House will be an older style kitchen with no appliances.  Councilman Lonneville, Duane Smeatin and James Bushart to meet soon to discuss renovations at Jennie’s House.

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith mentioned that the Marion Public Library has been very busy this summer with their Summer Reading program.  The Library is offering Line Dance lessons, a Couch to 5K program, Dungeons and Dragon program for high school students and many activities for younger children.  The outside of the library building was power washed by Bovet Landscape.

The Marion Court didn’t provide a report for the month of June.

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher mentioned that today was the first day of the Marion Summer Recreation Day Camp.  The registration fee for the Summer Recreation Day Camp for 2019 was $50 for each child (up to two) and then $30 for each additional child.  Councilwoman Fisher would like to see this fee raised to for the 2020 season.  Councilwoman Fisher also mentioned she would like to see a sponsorship program to help families who might not be able to afford camp for their child.  Councilwoman Fisher will investigate starting this program for 2020.

Councilwoman Fisher also mentioned that the Marion Town Park benches will be getting stained this July.  Councilwoman Fisher will be working with the volunteers from the Hill Cumorah Pageant.

Councilwoman Fisher talked about a newsletter to be mailed to all residents.  Councilwoman Fisher will start to work on the project and hopefully get this in the mail by late August.

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek mentioned the Marion Highway Department has been busy getting roads ready to resurface. They have also installed street signs on roads in the Marion Cemetery.

Councilman Bliek also mentioned that Highway Superintendent Tim Boerman is back to work starting today.

Correspondence:

  1. Letter – Wayne County Highway Department – Road Closure

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk June 2019
  2. a. Operating Statement                                                                 June 2019
  3. Money Market
  4. Trial Balance
  5. Marion Fire District             June 2019
  6. Library                                                                                          June 2019
  7. Assessor                                                                                              June 2019

 Resolutions:

  1. Approve June 10th and 24th, 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for July 8, 2019
  3. Authorize Supervisor to Sign Memo of Understanding for Regional WWTP to Include Walworth
  4. Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers
  5. Set Standard Workday for Assessor
  6. Authorize Re-Appointment of Part-Time Assessor
  7. Authorize Jeff Cragg to Solicit Proposals to Replace Generator Located at the Pump Station 4154 East

Williamson Road

  1. Authorize Steve Taber, Deputy Highway Superintendent to Accept Jake & Sons Sealcoating, Seal-Rite Asphalt Maintenance, Champion Asphalt Maintenance
  2. Authorize Public Hearing for a Local Law #1-2019 Entitled “Real Property Tax Levy Limit”
  3. Resolution #10 Authorize Duane Smeatin to Solicit Proposals to Make Several Improvements at the

Marion Museum

  1. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #70119 Approve June  10th and 24th, 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes

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 approves the June 10th and 24th, 2019, Town Board meeting minutes.

 

Resolution #70219 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for July 8th, 2019

On a motion by Councilman Bliek 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 July 8th, 2019.

Resolution #70319 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Memorandum of Understanding for Regional  Wastewater Treatment Plant to Include Walworth

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 authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant to include Walworth; and

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

Resolution #70419 Authorize 2019 and Subsidiary Transfers

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 approves the following 2019 subsidiary transfers; and

BE IT RESOLVED,

Decrease                                 80304.01.000.011

$900

Increase                                                                                  80301.01.000.101

$700

80301.01.000.119

$200

Decrease                                 80104.01.000.101

$227.41

Increase                                                                                  8101.01.000.101

$227.41

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 #70519 Set Standard Work Day And Reporting Resolution

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 Town of Marion hereby establishes the following as standard work days for elected and appointed officials and will report the following days worked to the New York States and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the clerk of this body:

Appointed Employees

Town Assessor

 

Dawn VanPatten 7 03/1/2019-09/30/2025    N 7.28

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to certify and file the appropriate paperwork with the New York State Employees’ Retirement System and post said resolution on the  website for the Town of Marion, townofmarionny.com, and on the bulletin board at the Marion Town Hall for 30 days.

Resolution #70619 Authorize Re-Appointment of Assessor

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 authorizes re-appointing Dawn Van Patten, as PT Assessor for the Town of Marion effective October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2025 @ $13.00 per parcel per calendar year to be paid bi-weekly from account 13551.01.000.030; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Dawn Van Patten, NYS Real Property Tax and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #70719 Authorize Jeff Cragg to Solicit Proposals to Replace Generator Located at the Pump Station, 4145 East Williamson Road

 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 authorizes the Jeff Cragg to solicit proposals to replace the generator located at the pump station, 4145 East Williamson Road; and

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

Resolution #70819 Award Proposal

This proposal was tabled until the July 15th meeting.

WHEREAS, Steve Taber, Deputy Highway Superintendent obtained proposals to apply asphalt sealer to the Sewer Plant, Park, Museum Parking Lot, Municipal Parking Lot and the Library; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the application of the driveway sealing to Jake & Sons Sealcoating, not to exceed $8046.00 to be expended out of various accounts in the General, Library and Sewer budget

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the application of the driveway sealing to Champion Asphalt Maintenance, not to exceed $8332.97 to be expended out of various accounts in the General, Library and Sewer budget

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the application of the driveway sealing to Seal-Rite Asphalt Maintenance, not to exceed $7419.00 to be expended out of various accounts in the General, Library and Sewer budget

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Steve Taber, Ronald Lonneville and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #70919 Authorize Public Hearing for a Local Law Entitled “Real Property Tax Levy Limit”

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 authorizes the Clerk of the Board to advertise in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion as follows:

The Marion Town Board will hold a Public Hearing on August 12, 2019, @ 7:00 PM, at the Marion Municipal Room, 3827 North Main Street, Marion, for a proposed Local Law #1 – 2019 regarding the “Real Property Tax Levy Limit” as follows:

Local Law #1 – 2019 “Real Property Tax Levy Limit”

Section 1.  Legislative Intent

It is the intent of this Local Law to override the limit on the amount of real property taxes that may be levied by the Town of Marion pursuant to General Municipal Law §3-c, and to allow the Town of Marion to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2020 that requires a real property tax levy in excess of the “tax levy limit” as defined by General Municipal Law §3-c.

Section 2. Authority

This Local Law is adopted pursuant to subdivision 5 of General Municipal Law §3-c, which expressly authorizes the town board to override the tax levy limit by the adoption of a local law approved by the vote of sixty percent (60%) of the town board.

Section 3. Tax Levy Limit Override

The Town Board of the Town of Marion, County of Wayne, is hereby authorized to adopt a budget for the fiscal year 2020 that requires a real property levy in excess of the amount otherwise proscribed in General Municipal Law, §3-c.

Section 4. Severability

If any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or the application thereof to any person firm or corporation, or circumstance, shall be adjusted by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid or unconstitutional, such order or judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this Local Law or in its application to the person,  individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.

Section 5. Effective Date. This Local Law shall take effect immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State.

Resolution #71019 Authorize Duane Smeatin to Solicit Proposals to Make Several Improvements at the Marion Museum

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 Duane Smeatin to solicit proposals to Install 6x24x6 stamped sidewalk to front corner of house, install 6x24x6 stamped sidewalk to front corner of house and install 10x22x6 stamped concrete pad in front left corner of Marion Museum; and

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

Payment of Claims Resolution #71119

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher 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                                                 18630.37

Highway                                                11168.26

Library                                                     1507.05

Water                                                        249.00

Sewer                                                    11116.35

Drainage                                                      10.00

Trust & Agency                                           2844.39

Total                                                      $45525.42

 Prepay Abstract 6/20/19                    

General                                                     921.37

Library                                                       173.76

Sewer                                                      1096.84

Total                                                          2191.97

  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:                     Monday, July 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm

Meeting:                     Monday, July 22, 2019 @ 6:30pm    

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