TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

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

Tuesday, November 19, 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, Marion Sewer Department; Jarred Savory; Jody Bender; David Doyle, MRB Group; Kerry Sargent.

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

Councilwoman Fisher started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Town Business:

  1. Public Hearing – Local Law #2 Sewer Use 6:30

 

Citizen Comments:

The Public Hearing scheduled for 6:30 began with Supervisor Deming opening the public meeting for Amending Sewer Use Law.  He asked if anyone in attendance had questions or concerns regarding the amended sewer use law – Local Law #2 for 2019.

Resident Jarrod Savory spoke first and asked how this change would affect his taxes and would there be an increase to sewer users for both taxes and quarterly usage bills.  Supervisor Deming stated that each user within the sewer district would receive a line item tax bill increase starting in 2020.  This increase would be for sewer district residents only and would be based on number of EDU’s per residence.  For Mr. Savory, he has 2 EDU’s at his house as one side is rented out.  The amount due on the 2020 taxes is currently scheduled for $144 per EDU.

Another question raised was – would the price have been more if the Town of Marion chose to build their own new Wastewater Treatment Plant instead of going with the Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility.  The answer was yes, it would have been a significant increase.

Resident Kerry Sargent spoke next.  Ms. Sargent’s question was, “why are we just finding this information out”.  The Town Board answered with that they have been waiting on numbers from the Wayne County Water & Sewer Authority.

There are approximately 420 sewer users in the Town of Marion.

With no further questions asked, the Public Hearing was closed at 6:54pm.

 

Resolutions:

  1. SEQR – Amend Local Law #2, 2019 Sewer Use
  2. Amend Sewer Use Law of the Town of Marion Local Law 2-2019

 

Resolution #111419 SEQR Amend Local Law #2, 2019 Sewer Use

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

 

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

 

WHEREAS, true and correct copies of proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019: Amending Sewer Use Law where 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; and

 

WHEREAS, 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 were delivered to each member of the Town Board; and

 

WHEREAS, due consideration has been given to the adoption of said proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019, by all members of the Town Board who were present; and

 

WHEREAS, it was the considered opinion of all members of the Town Board who were present that a public hearing should be held on the 19th day of November, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. at the Town Hall, 3823 North Main Street, Marion, New York, to consider the adoption of said proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, a single agency review of the SEQRA issues for the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019 by the Town Board was conducted; and

 

WHEREAS, a public hearing was held on November 19, 2019, at which time all interested parties wishing to speak on the proposed amendment were heard; and

 

WHEREAS, a Short Environmental Assessment Form has been prepared and carefully reviewed by the Town Board and is attached hereto; and

 

WHEREAS, the Short Environmental Assessment Form failed to identify any significant adverse environmental impacts associated with the proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board, upon consideration of all written and oral submissions, public comment, comment from appropriate agencies, as well as the Short Environmental Assessment Form, and upon having given this matter due deliberation and consideration, finds that Local Law No. 2 of 2019 and the proposed amendment of the Sewer Use Law amend the provisions for will have no significant adverse impact on the environment; and

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that the Town Board issues a Negative Declaration for the adoption of proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2019

 

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

 

Resolution #111519  Amend Sewer Use Law of the Town of Marion Local Law 2-2019

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

 

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 Article I – definitions, Article IX – Sewer Units and Water Consumption Charges and Article X – Penalties in the Sewer Use Law of the Town of Marion to include

 

(i) 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

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

 

This Local Law shall take effect immediately when it is filed in the Office of the New York State Secretary of State in accordance with Section 27 of the Municipal Home Rule Law.

 

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

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:03pm.

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

 

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

 

Meeting:                Monday, December 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm

 

 

 

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