TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday September 23, 2019


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

Monday September 23, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 6:32 p.m.


PRESENT:         Nick Deming, Supervisor

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

Vern Bliek, Councilman


OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Judy Casler (Town Events Coordinator), Bob Kelsch (Williamson Sun & Record), Caryn Devlin (Historian), Jody Bender, Kerry Sargent, Melissa & Howard Wood, Angela Patterson (Planning Board Secretary), Kathleen Cauwels (Principal Account Clerk).

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 6:32pm and asked for a roll call. Councilwoman Smith started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Committee Reports:

Councilwoman Fisher brought up a concern over when the dumpster in the municipal parking lot will be moving. Also questions were posed regarding the 2020 Fall Festival.  How much would the Town charge to rent out the entire Park for parking?  What are the logistics of having a shuttle running into town?  Festival feedback indicates that the parking situation needs to improve for next year.

Councilwoman Smith reported that Eileen Steurrys, Court Clerk, is applying for a grant through NYS Court Systems for new court carpet, chairs, and lighting.

Councilwoman Smith also reported that the library is participating in the Great Give Back (October 19), and is accepting donations for the Wayne County Humane Society.  This program will be in conjunction with Nancy Brown at the Elementary School Library.

The Marion Town Board would like to thank the Highway Department and Wayne County Public Health for their participation in the free Public Rabies Clinic that was held on Saturday September 21, 2019.

Councilwoman Fisher thanked everyone involved in creating the Fall 2019 Town of Marion Newsletter.  The newsletter was successfully mailed out with the goal of reaching all Marion residents.  [Enclosed] Budget Surveys are coming into the Town Clerk’s Office via drop-offs, mail, and Facebook (SurveyMonkey).

 Budget Discussion:

 There was a discussion involving the 2020 Town of Marion budget.  There were questions from the public involving the amount of money that the Town will pay towards the joint municipal sewer plant.  Concerns and questions from the public also addressed the cost of building/ renovating park pavilions/fields vs. the cost of further museum repairs/costs.  A question was raised regarding whether Jennie’s House will have rooms available for the public to rent for events: yes, meetings of up to 20 people can be accommodated at Jennie’s House.  The Town Board discussed a request from the new warehouse development on Sunset Drive: would the town help pay for the sewer connection?  Since the town has not paid for sewer connections in the past, the town will not pay for this connection.


  1. Authorize supervisor to sign access commercial vertical platform lift estimate.


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the ACCESS Commercial Vertical Platform Lift Estimate to be appropriated out of account #75204.01.000.096; and

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

At this point, the Town Board voted to table Resolution 1 until the next meeting.  Motion by Councilwoman Smith, seconded by Councilwoman Fisher.

 With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:55 p.m.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                     Monday, October 7, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Meeting:                     Monday, October 28, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m. 


Kristina Braell, Deputy Town Clerk