TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 12, 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:  Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent; Jody Bender; John Lonneville; Caryn Devlin; Sharon Jaramillo.

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

Councilman Bliek started the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Citizen Comments:

Caryn Devlin talked about placing historical markers on different buildings within the hamlet of Marion.  One marker will be placed at the blue house on the corner of Maple Ave. and South Main St.  This house was originally built in 1832 and was the site of the first doctor’s office in Marion.

 

Town Business:

Councilman Lonneville spoke first regarding the Marion Events Committee’s Holiday Celebration, planned for Saturday, November 30, 2019.  There will be a variety of vendors in different locations around the hamlet of Marion.  A tree lighting ceremony will take place at the Marion Museum (Jennie’s House) at 4:30pm.

Councilman Lonneville talked next about the pear tree located in front of the old pharmacy.  The owner of the building, Tom Salviski would like the pear tree removed so he can install electric car charging stations.  The Town Board authorized the tree to be removed.

 

Councilwoman Smith shared with the Board that she and Town Clerk, Heidi Levan both attended the Western Wayne Chamber of Commerce (WWCC) meeting held on Tuesday, November 12 in Walworth.  Councilwoman Smith shared that the Chamber has lots to offer Marion businesses.  Councilwoman Smith along with a Western Wayne Chamber of Commerce Board member will pass out WWCC applications along with the December Marion Community Calendar.

 

 

 

Committee Reports:

 

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Supervisor Deming spoke about the new Wastewater Treatment Plant that the Town has been planning with the Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority.  This project will also include the Town of Palmyra, Village of Palmyra, Town of Macedon and Town of Walworth.  An amended Sewer Law is scheduled for a public hearing on Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 6:30pm.

 

Supervisor Deming stated that the Wayne County Treasurer’s office will make the Town of Marion whole on any property maintenance relevies as long as they don’t include any property demolition.

 

Town Clerk, Heidi Levan stated that School Taxes for 2019 are finished and everything has been turned over to the Marion School District Office.  The Town Clerk’s office has been busy selling hunting licenses this fall.

 

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville stated that Duane Smeatin, Marion Code Enforcement Officer has been very busy at Jennie’s House.  A new lift is being installed on November 18 & 19, 2019.

 

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilman Smith stated that the Marion Justices heard 20 cases in October.  She also spoke regarding the Marion Library.  Library Director, Tracy Whitney has been attending a lot of classes and training offered by the Pioneer Library System.  All library staff have completed their anti-harassment training, all public access computers have been updated and the library is waiting on an estimate from Marlock Electric to install a new lighting system in the library parking lots.

 

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher stated that 5th & 6th grade basketball has started, and enough children signed up to have a boys and a girls team.  In years past this program has had co-ed teams.  Basketball games are held on Saturdays.  Councilwoman Fisher stated that volleyball sign ups will start soon.

Councilwoman Fisher spoke next about Town Assessor, Dawn VanPatten.  Dawn has been busy answering questions regarding the NYS STAR program and other exemption questions.  The number of questions increased during school tax collection. Councilwoman Fisher would like to have a full town re-evaluation assessment done in 2021.  This will be 5 years after the last evaluation.  New York State would like the evaluations to take place every three years.  Money will need to be added to the 2021 budget to have this done.

 

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Councilman Bliek asked Highway Superintendent, Tim Boerman to give a Highway Department report.  Tim reported that the Highway Department changed out one culvert, hauled salt & sand, helped the Wayne County Highway Department with the Marion Mill Street project and helped the Town of Williamson Highway Department this past month.

Councilman Bliek next stated that the Marion Fire Department just purchased a new fire truck numbered E59 for a cost of $635,000.

 

 

 

Correspondence:

  1. Jennie’s House History

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk October 2019
  2. a. Operating Statement November 2019
  3. Money Market  October 2019
  4. Trial Balance October 2019
  5. Marion Fire District Not Available
  6. Assessor                                                                                              September/October 2019
  7. Code Enforcement Officer October 2019
  8. Library October 2019
  9. Dog Control October 2019
  10. Justices
  11. Bonafede October 2019
  12.   Bender                                                                               October 2019

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve October 7th and 28th 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File All Correspondence/Reports for November 12th, 2019
  3. Resolution – Authorize Laura DeYoung to be the Volleyball Coordinator
  4. Re-Appoint Town Attorney
  5. Authorize Advertising to Fill the Vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review
  6. SEQR – Intent to Declare Lead Agency Status
  7. Set Public Hearing to Amend Town of Marion Sewer Use Law
  8. Appropriate Fund Balance for Water Upgrades Completed on Mill Street
  9. Authorize Advertising to Fill the Vacancy on the Planning Board
  10. Authorize Amendment of 2020 Budget
  11. Payment of Claims

 

Resolution #110119 Approve October 7th and 28th 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes

 

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 approves the October 7th and 28th, Town Board meeting minutes.

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution #110219 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for November 12th, 2019

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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 receive and file all correspondence and reports for November 12th, 2019.

 

Resolution #110319Authorize Laura DeYoung to be the Volleyball 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 authorize Laura DeYoung to oversee recreation volleyball for 2020;

 

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 and Laura DeYoung.

 

Resolution #110419 Re-Appoint Town Attorney

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board re-appoints Arthur B. Williams as Attorney for the Town of Marion for the calendar year 2020; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that Mr. Williams shall be reimbursed for services performed on an as-needed basis at the rate of $175.00 per hour; 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 of Marion Department Heads, and Arthur Williams.

 

Resolution #110519 Authorize Advertising to Fill the Vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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 Town Clerk to advertise to fill the vacancy on the Board of Assessment Review; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that applications will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office and will be accepted until December 31, 2019; and

 

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

 

Resolution #110619 SEQR – Declare Lead Agency Status

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

TOWN OF MARION

WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IMPROVEMENTS

 

SEQR RESOLUTION – INTENT TO DECLARE LEAD AGENCY STATUS

 

At the meeting of the Marion Town Board held on       November 12     , 2019, Councilman __________Lonneville_________ moved adoption of the following resolution; Councilman __________Bliek____________ seconded the motion and was passed.

 

“RESOLVED, that in accordance with the New York State Environmental Quality Review (SEQR) regulations, the Town Board of the Town of Marion hereby announces its intent to serve as Lead Agency to amend the Town’s Sewer Use Ordinance. The amendments are necessary in order that the Town’s Sewer Ordinance aligns with the recent adoption of amended and re-stated Sewer Use Rules by the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority.  The Authority’s amended and restated rules represent a comprehensive update to conform to by changing U.S. EPA and New York State DEC guidelines/requirements/best practices.  The Sewer Use Ordinance of the Town of Marion has been updated to (i) include the new environmental protections, standards and requirements and to comply with the Authority’s monitoring, reporting and administrative procedures and (ii) adopt a common definition of “Equivalent Dwelling Unit” as provided for in the Inter-Municipal Agreement entered into among the Town, the Authority and other participating municipalities

 

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 Authority and the Principal Account Clerk.

 

 

Resolution #110719 Appropriate Fund Balance for Water Upgrades Completed on Mill Street

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

0 Nayes

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board approved water upgrades on Mill Street by Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board approves appropriation of Water Fund Balance to cover the costs to be appropriated from account #83404.06.000.159 not to exceed $52236.74; 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 #110819 Authorize Advertising to Fill the Vacancy on the Planning Board

 

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 Town Clerk to advertise to fill the vacancy on the Planning Board; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that applications will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office and will be accepted until December 31, 2019; and

 

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

 

 

 

 

Resolution #110919 Authorize Amendment of 2020 Budget

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman LaVerne Bliek – Aye

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes:  5

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board amends the 2020 Budget and decreases budget appropriations for the Regional WWTP – 97107.36.000.000 from $87000 to $84921 ($2079) and revenues 1001.36 Regional WWTP by same; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board amends the 2020 Budget and decreases budget appropriations for the NE Water #3 Vacant Land 5031.24 from $390 to $360 ($30.00); 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 #111019 Payment of Claims

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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                                                 12577.49

Highway                                                56835.28

Library                                                     1317.65

Water                                                    52236.74

Sewer                                                    20658.10

Drainage                                                      60.87

NW Quadrant Phase I                           29771.25

NE Quadrant Phase I                               9072.50

NW Quadrant Phase II                          45072.50

NW Quadrant Phase III                         27087.50

Ext #2 to Water #1                                16765.00

NE Quadrant III                                     26563.75

Ext #1 to NE #                                       24800.00

SE Water                                               47384.37

Trust & Agency                                             713.45

Total                                                    $370916.45

 

Resolution #111119 Authorize Town Officials to Attend Training School

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith 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 newly elected Town Supervisor, Jody Bender to attend training school in January 2020.

 

$200 appropriated from Account # 12202.01.0.016

 

AND BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes all necessary expenses as a town charge; 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 and Jody Bender.

 

Resolution #111219 Authorize Special Year End Town Board Meeting

 

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 directs the Clerk of the Board to advertise the following in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board will hold a Special Town Board Meeting on Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 1pm in the Marion Municipal Building located at 3827 North Main Street, Marion, New York, to conduct all year end business and any other business that may come before the Board and;

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board has cancelled their meeting scheduled for Monday, December 23, 2019.

 

 

Resolution #111319 Authorize 2020 Organizational Meeting

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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 the following in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion:

 

BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board will meet and hold the 2020 Organizational Meeting on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Marion Municipal Building, 3827 North Main Street, Marion, NY and;

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board will meet on Monday, January 27, 2020 at 6:30pm in the Marion Municipal Building located at 3827 North Main Street, Marion, NY to conduct a Town Board Meeting and any other business that may come before the Board.

 

 

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

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

 

Meeting:                Tuesday, November 19, 2019 @ 6:30pm

 

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

 

 

 

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