TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, October 28, 2019

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

Monday, October 28, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.

 

PRESENT:         Nick Deming, Supervisor

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

 

 

ABSENT:

 

 

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:  Jeff Cragg, Sewer Treatment Plant; Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent; Perry Howland, Williamson Record & Sun newspaper; Bruce Ameele; Sue Taylor; Judy Casler; Monica Deyo; Kerry Sargent; Jody Bender; Kathy Sargent; Melissa & Howard Wood; Amber Linson, Times of Wayne County; John Lonneville.

Supervisor Deming called the meeting to order at 6:32pm and asked for a roll call.

Councilman Bliek started the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Citizen Comments:

 

Supervisor Deming opened the Public Hearing at 6:33pm regarding the 2020 budget.  Supervisor Deming asked if anyone in attendance had questions, concerns or comments regarding the budget.  Former Supervisor, Monica Deyo spoke first and asked if the budget would be under the tax cap.  Supervisor Deming said no it would not be.  Former Supervisor, Jody Bender also asked about a few different things regarding the budget one of which was how much money has been spent on Jennie’s House (town museum).  Resident Kerry Sargent asked questions as to why some employees received a 2% raise and other received a 36% raise.  Supervisor Deming stated that some employees received a larger raise because of their skill set. All questions asked to the board were answered. Supervisor Deming closed the budget public hearing at 6:58pm.

 

The second public hearing regarding Park Reserve funds was opened by Supervisor Deming at 6:59pm.  Supervisor Deming asked if anyone had questions regarding the spending of Park Reserve funds to make improvements at the Town Park.  Improvements would include new mulch around the playground equipment.

Without any questions from the attendees, Supervisor Deming closed the Public Hearing at 7:04pm.

 

 

Town Business: 

 

Supervisor Deming discussed a house located on Daansen Rd.  The house was destroyed in a home fire a few years back.  Neighbors in the area have been complaining to the Code Enforcement Officer repeatedly that the structure is unsafe and needs to be taken completely down.  Supervisor Deming will look into what action can be taken at this point.

 

Councilman Lonneville spoke next regarding the Marion Events Committee.  The next event will take place on Saturday, November 30th.  This will be a Holiday Celebration featuring a Santa Fun Run, Window decorating contest, Artisan Craft show and much more.

 

Councilman Lonneville also spoke about the Mill Street project.  The Wayne County Highway Department has been working very hard to get the project wrapped up for the winter.  The sidewalks will not be replaced until Spring of 2020.  A complaint has been that more people are speeding on Mill Street now that it has been freshly paved.  Supervisor Deming will speak to Wayne County Sheriff Virts to ask for more patrol in this area.

 

Councilman Lonneville publicly thanked Angela Patterson (clerk to the Planning & Zoning Boards) for setting up the joint Town Board, Planning Board and Zoning Board meeting that took place on Wednesday, October 16th at the Marion American Legion.

 

Councilwoman Fisher spoke about a new project at the Marion School District.  The project is about kindness awareness.  There will be a national speaker giving a presentation at the Marion High School on Wednesday, November 13th at 7pm.  Councilwoman Fisher encouraged everyone to attend.

 

Councilwoman Smith spoke about the Marion Cemetery Association.  Currently, Jeff East has been digging any plots that are needed for burials.  Jeff is no longer going to be available for this service.  Councilman Smith asked if the Marion Highway Department would be available for this service.  Highway Superintendent, Tim Boerman stated that the Highway Department does not have the correct equipment to complete this task.  On average the Marion Cemetery Association buries 30 to 40 individuals each year.  Jeff East currently charges $150 to provide this service.  The actual cost is appox. $500.  The question was raised as to how the Marion Cemetery Association will be able to pay for this additional expense.  Councilwoman Smith asked if the Town Board should be adding additional funds to the budget for 2020 to help cover the new expenses.  The Town Board decided not to add any additional funds above what was already in the budget for 2020.

 

 

  1. 2020 Budget Public Hearing
  2. Park Reserve Public Hearing
  3. Marion Events Committee

 

Citizens Comments:

 

Correspondence:

  1. Daansen Road Property

 

Reports:

  1. Events Committee Financial Report

 

Resolutions:

  1. Adopt 2020 Tentative Budget
  2. Adopt 2020 Budget
  3. Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers
  4. Authorize Purchase of Rotary Tiller
  5. Authorize Contract with Wayne County Public Works – Snow & Ice
  6. Authorize Clerk of the Board to Advertise for 2020 Baseball Coordinator
  7. Marion Events Committee
  8. Authorize Councilperson to Solicit Bids for Mulch at the Town Park
  9. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #102319 Adopt Tentative Budget as Preliminary Budget

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman LaVern Bliek – Aye

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes:  5

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

Whereas, the 2020 Tentative Budget has been reviewed by the Marion Town Board,

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the Tentative Budget for 2020 which now becomes the Preliminary Budget with the following changes:

 

10104.01.000.016       Town Board – Seminars                      decrease                      $  650.00

12202.01.000.024       Supervisor – Software Maint.             increase                      $3000.00

12204.01.000.108       Supervisor – Cell Phone                      increase                      $  600.00

13301.01.000.211       Tax Collection School                          increase                      $    68.00

13304.01.000.108       Tax Collection                                     increase                      $  150.00

16202.01.000.061       Generator                                           decrease                     $  897.00

16204.01.000.044       Buildings Gas & Electric                      increase                      $7500.00

16204.01.000.048       Buildings Water & Sewer                    increase                      $  600.00

16204.01.000.213       Buildings CDBG                                   decrease                     $3315.00

35104.01.000.019       Dog Control – Mileage                       increase                      $  500.00

42204.01.000.000       Drug Abuse – Contractual                   decrease                     $  225.00

50101.01.000.058       Highway Superintendent                    decrease                     $1515.00

51324.01.000.061       Garage Water & Sewer                       increase                      $  400.00

71102.01.000.210       Rotary Tiller                                        decrease                     $2000.00

71104.01.000.048       Parks – Water & Sewer                       increase                      $  200.00

71104.01.000.064       Parks Bathroom Maintenance            increase                      $  600.00

71104.01.000.070       Parks Repair Parts                               increase                      $  800.00

71104.01.000.071       Playground Maintenance                   increase                      $  700.00

73101.01.000.083       Summer Camp Director                      decrease                     $1720.00

73101.01.000.214       Recreation Director 1/4ly                   increase                      $  446.00

73102.01.000.088       Equipment Baseball                            increase                      $  150.00

75101.01.000.000       Historian                                             increase                      $  390.00

75204.01.000.213       CDBG Renovations                              decrease                     $1883.00

75504.01.000.004       Marion Events Organization               increase                      $1500.00

80101.01.000.101       ZBA Coordinator                                 increase                      $1800.00

80101.01.000.005       Postage                                               increase                      $      4.00

80201.01.000.109       Planning Coordinator                          increase                      $3132.00

81890.01.000.000       Other Sanitation – E-Waste                increase                      $3500.00

85104.01.000.000       Community Beautification                  increase                      $  900.00

88104.01.000.000       Abandon Cemetery                            increase                      $  200.00

90308.01.000.000       Social Security                                     increase                      $  159.00

90358.01.000.000       Medicare                                            increase                      $    36.00

99509.01.000.000       Reserve CEO Truck                              decrease                     $3000.00

51424.03.000.144       Salt                                                      increase                      $5000.00

51424.03.000.145       Sand                                                    increase                      $  500.00

51484.03.000.144       Salt                                                      increase                      $5000.00

74104.05.000.048       Library Water & Sewer                       increase                      $  200.00

81302.07.000.004       Equipment – Misc                               increase                      $4000.00

95909.07.000.000       Reserve Driveway Sealing                   increase                      $1000.00

 

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 #102419 Adopt 2020 Budget

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman LaVern Bliek – Aye

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes:  5

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board has received the 2020 Tentative Budget for the Town of Marion; and

 

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board prepared the 2020 Preliminary Budget for the Town of Marion; and

 

WHEREAS, a Public Hearing on the 2020 Budget was held on October 28, 2019; now

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board adopts the 2020 budget as attached; and

 

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 #102519 Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the following 2019 subsidiary transfers:

 

 

 

 

 

Move Expense for Rotary Tiller

 

Account #                    Description                                          Increase          Decrease

71104.01.000.065       Equipment Rental                                                       $695.00

71104.01.000.067       Grass Seed Fertilizer                                                     100.00

71104.01.000.068       Line Marker                                                                  132.00

71104.01.000.071       Playground Maintenance                                             147.00

71104.01.000.079       Gravel/Sand Mix                                                           326.00

 

71102.01.000.210       Park Equipment                                   $1400.00

 

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 #102619 Authorize Purchase of (1) Rotary Tiller

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the purchase of (1) CountyLine Rotary Tiller, Sub-Compact, 4ft. W, RTSC4 from Tractor Supply for an amount not to exceed $1399.99 per the attached quote to be expensed from 71102.01.000.210 Equipment; and

 

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

 

Resolution #102719 Authorize Contract with Wayne County Public Works – Snow & Ice

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the attached contract with Wayne County Public Works – Snow & Ice; and

 

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

 

Resolution #102819 Authorize Advertising for 2020 Baseball Coordinator

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to advertise in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion as follows:

 

The Town of Marion is accepting applications for the position of Baseball Coordinator and Night Park Supervisor for the 2020 baseball season.  Applications may be picked up at the Marion Town Clerk’s Office and returned by December 15, 2020. Any questions may be directed to Councilperson Joan Fisher at (315) 573-3151.

 

Resolution #102919 Marion Events Committee

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman LaVern Bliek – Aye

Councilwoman Fisher – Naye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Abstained – conflict of interest

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes:  3

Nayes:  1

Abstain:  1

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

 

The Town of Marion will work with the Marion Events Committee to provide public fairs and other events for the benefit of the public.  This resolution will cover the 2020 calendar year at an amount not to exceed $ 3,500.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the Events Committee and the Principal Account Clerk

 

Resolution #103019 Authorize Councilperson, Joan Fisher to solicit bids for Mulch for the Playground at the Town Park

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

WHEREAS, the Town Board is authorizing Councilperson, Joan Fisher to solicit bids for mulch for the playground at the Town Park in accordance with the Towns procurement policy; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Joan Fisher and the Principal Account Clerk.

 

Resolution #103119 Payment of Claims

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

ADOPTED:       5 Ayes              Bliek, Deming, Fisher, Lonneville, Smith

0 Nayes

 

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                                                 59041.46

Highway                                                43545.89

Library                                                     8544.15

Water                                                      1020.00

Sewer                                                    14902.48

T&A                                                           815.50

$127869.48

 

On a motion by Supervisor Deming and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Deming recessed the meeting to go into executive session at 8:08pm to discuss personal matters.  The meeting was reconvened at 8:50pm.

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 8:51pm.

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

 

Meeting:                Tuesday, November 12, 2019 @ 6:30pm

 

Meeting:                Monday, November 25, 2019 @ 6:30pm

 

 

 

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