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.
- 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.
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
- Authorize 2019 Subsidiary Transfers
- Authorize Contract On-Demand Planning Services with Sterling Planning Services
- 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
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