TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, November 25, 2019

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

Monday, November 25, 2019 in the Marion Municipal Room.


PRESENT:         Nick Deming, Supervisor

Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman



OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE:  Jody Bender; Perry Howland, Williamson Record & Sun; Caryn Devlin, Town Historian.

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

Councilwoman Smith started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Town Business:

  1. Pomeroy Historic Marker


A discussion was held regarding the Pomeroy Historic markers.  The Town Board asked Town Historian, Caryn Devlin a few questions.  One question was, “Who would pay for the markers?” The answer was, the markers are free to the Town of Marion.  The Highway Department would need to install them.  Another question asked was, “What happens if a building with a marker falls down or is condemned?” The answer was, nothing.  The marker would stay at the location to indicate where the building used to stand.

Three markers will be placed in Marion.  One at the Marion Library, one at the Marion Museum (Jennie’s House) and one on the corner of South Main Street and Maple Ave.


Supervisor Deming spoke next regarding installing a TV/Monitor in the Marion Town Court.  This TV/Monitor would be used by both the Marion Town Board and the Zoning Board.  Price would be approximately $400.  Code Enforcement Officer, Duane Smeatin will install this once it’s been purchased.  A question was raised by Councilwoman Fisher as to whether there is money in the 2019 or 2020 budget to make the purchase.  Councilman Lonneville stated he has $500 still available in his part of the budget that can be used for this purchase.  A laptop would still need to be purchased to make the new purchase something that could be used at meetings.


Town Clerk, Heidi Levan spoke next regarding a camping permit.  Ms. Levan contacted that the New York State Department of Health regarding a camping permit for the Marion Town Park.  In the summer of 2019, the Department of Health stopped into the Marion Town Park located on Park Dr. in Marion during the Pioneer Gas Engine Association summer event.  The Town of Marion allows for the Pioneer Gas Engine Association to camp and/or place campers on the town property.  The Department of Health shared with the Town of Marion that a permit for this is required.  Ms. Levan called to get information regarding a permit for 2020.  A question was brought up as to who should get the permit, the Town of Marion or the Pioneer Gas Engine Association.  After much discussion, a resolution will be placed on the next Town Board meeting agenda for a permit to be obtained by the Town of Marion for the summer of 2020.


Councilwoman Fisher spoke next stating the store fronts in Marion look amazing!  She looks forward to the Marion Events Committee’s, Holiday Celebration taking place on Saturday, November 30, 2019.


Citizens Comments:


Jody Bender mentioned that Pastor White from the 2nd Reformed Church in Marion asked for Marion Town Board to attend a service on January 5, 2020 to receive prayers for the next year.


2019 Committee Reports:                    Chair                                          Co-chair

Deputy Supervisor                              Ronald Lonneville

Town Clerk                                          Nick Deming                            Deborah Smith

Water, Sewer, Town Clerk                  Nick Deming                           LaVerne Bliek

Public Safety, Judicial, Library            Deborah Smith                        Nick Deming

Parks, Recreation                                Joan Fisher                              Nick Deming

Assessor                                                  Joan Fisher                               Deborah Smith

Historian, Zoning, Planning                 Ronald Lonneville                   Joan Fisher

Highway, Drainage                             LaVerne Bliek                          Ronald Lonneville

Cemetery                                                Deborah Smith                         Nick Deming








  1. Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers
  2. Authorize Contract On-Demand Planning Services with Sterling Planning Services
  3. Authorize Amendment of 2020 Budget


Resolution #111619 Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers


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 authorizes the following 2019 subsidiary transfers:


WHEREAS, currently there is $289.74 available in the Historian equipment budget line, in order to purchase   Bluetooth Home Theater TV Stereo Speaker, Projector, Projector Travel Case, Pull Down Screen, HDMI Cable and Battery Operated Window Candles the following Subsidiary transfers must be made;


Account #                    Description                                          Increase          Decrease


75104.01.000.029       Software                                                                      $  99.09

75104.01.000.028       Office Supplies                                                                     .94

75104.01.000.016       Seminars/Education                                                       177.94


75102.01.000.000       Historian Equipment                           $277.97


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


Resolution #2 Authorize proposed agreement with Sterling Planning Services


Tabled until December 5, 2019


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the proposed agreement with Sterling Planning Services for on-demand planning services for $65.00 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 Amy D’Angelo, and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #3 Authorize Amendment of 2020 Budget


Tabled until Wednesday, November 27, 2019.


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board amends the 2020 Budget and decreases the amount of vacant land in Ext #1 to NE #1 from 28 to 8 units and NW Quadrant Water Phase #1 from 104 to 102 units; 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.


A special meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 to discuss the amendment of the 2020 budget to reflect changes in the above resolution.  The meeting is scheduled for 10:30am.  Supervisor Deming will contact the Times of Wayne newspaper for notification.

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 7:20pm.


With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:43pm.


Next meetings are scheduled for:


Meeting:                Wednesday, November 27, 2019 @ 10:30am


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





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