TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, December 9, 2019

 

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

Monday, December 9, 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: Judy Casler; Kathy Cauwels; Jeff Cragg; Tim Boerman; Duane Smeatin; Steve Taber; Bill Cooney; Dani Cooney; Brooke Guerin.

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

Councilman Lonneville started the Pledge of Allegiance.

Town Business:

The Town Board went into executive session at 6:35pm to discuss financial history of an employee.  The Board went back to regular session at 6:55pm.

Councilman Bliek asked if the Marion Cemetery Association has anyone lined up to dig grave sites at the Marion Cemetery.  Councilwoman Smith will look into this and get back to the board on December 30th.

Public Comment:

None

 

Committee Reports:

 

Supervisor Deming:  Water, Sewer, Town Clerk

Town Clerk, Heidi Levan, stated that the Town Clerk’s Office has been very busy issuing certified copies of marriage licenses in November, also the Town Clerk’s Office is getting ready for the 2020 tax season.

 

Councilman Lonneville:  Deputy Supervisor, Historian, Zoning & Planning

Councilman Lonneville asked Judy Casler of the Marion Events Organization to speak regarding the Marion Holiday Celebration that took place on Saturday, November 30 in the hamlet of Marion.  Judy stated that a few hundred people attended the event.  The window decorating contest was a big hit and people really seemed to enjoy decorating.  First place was won by Canvas in Motion, second place was won by Lollipops and Polka Dots, third place was won by Buck’s & Doe’s.

Councilman Lonneville stated that the elevator in Jennie’s House (town museum) will be installed on Thursday, December 12, 2019.  The Restore New York Grant will wrap up in early 2020.

 

Councilwoman Smith:  Public Safety, Judicial, Library

Councilwoman Smith spoke regarding the Marion Court.  The court heard 30 cases in November.

Councilwoman Smith also spoke regarding the Marion Public Library. Library director, Tracy Whitney has been attending many trainings at the Pioneer Library System. The Marion Public Library is currently offering a no late fee policy.

 

Councilwoman Fisher: Parks, Recreation, Assessor

Councilwoman Fisher spoke regarding the 5th & 6th grade recreational basketball program.  The first game of the season took place on Saturday, December 7, 2019.

Councilwoman Fisher also mentioned that home sales have been quiet in the town of Marion for November 2019.

Councilwoman Fisher spoke next regarding the Marion Town Park.  The Town was billed for port-a-potties being used during October 2019.  Councilwoman Fisher would like to check with the Marion Jr. Sr. High School to decide if port-a-potties are necessary during the month of October.  If not, she will contract with the port-a-potty company to only have service at the Town Park from May – September 2020.

Lumber has been ordered and delivered to allow for new picnic tables to be built at the Marion Town Park.  Tim Boerman, Highway Superintendent will coordinate with Tim Holahan, BoyScout Troop Leader to get these new picnic tables made over the winter months.

 

Councilman Bliek: Highway, Drainage

Tim Boerman spoke regarding the Marion Highway department.  The highway crew has been busy mixing salt and sand for the winter.  The Highway Department plowed 7 times so far this year.  The Highway Department also hung holiday lights on Main Street in Marion.  Mr. Boerman thanked the Ontario Highway Department for allowing the Marion Highway Department to use their bucket truck to hang the holiday lights.

Mr. Boerman would also like to publicly thank Steve Taber, Jeff Cragg, Duane Smeatin and the Town Clerk’s Office staff for helping out the Highway Department while Mr. Boerman was out for medical reasons.

 

Correspondence:

None

 

Reports:

  1. Town Clerk November 2019
  2. a. Operating Statement December 2019
  3. Money Market  November 2019
  4. Trial Balance November 2019
  5. Marion Fire District             November 2019
  6. Assessor                                                                                                November 2019
  7. Code Officer November 2019
  8. Library November 2019
  9. Dog Control November 2019
  10. Court
  11. Bonafede             November 2019
  12. Bender November 2019

 

Resolutions:

  1. Approve November 7th, 12th, 19th, 25th and 27th 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes
  2. Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for December 9th, 2019
  3. Authorize Contract On-Demand Planning Services with Sterling Planning Services
  4. Authorize to Begin Process for State Historic Preservation designation for the Museum located at 3794 South Main Street
  5. Authorize Caryn Devlin to Obtain Historic Markers from the Pomeroy Foundation
  6. Authorize Town Clerk to obtain a camping permit for Marion Town Park
  7. Audit of 2019 Park Reservation & 2019 Town & County Tax Books
  8. Payment of Claims

 

 

 

Resolution #120119 Approve November 7th, 12th, 19th, 25th and 27th 2019 Town Board Meeting Minutes

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board approves the November 7th, 12th, 19th, 25th and 27th 2019, Town Board meeting minutes.

 

Resolution #120219 Receive and File all Correspondence/Reports for December 9th, 2019

 

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

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 December 9th, 2019.

 

Resolution #120319 – Authorize proposed agreement with Sterling Planning Services

 

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 authorizes the proposed agreement with Sterling Planning Services for on-demand planning services for $65.00 per hour and not to exceed $500 to finalize Restore NY Grant, and as the Marion Town Board deems necessary January 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020, and;

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Ronald Lonneville, Amy D’Angelo.

Resolution #120419 – Authorize to Begin the Process for State Historic Preservation designation for the Museum located at 3794 South Main Street

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes Caryn Devlin to begin the process for a State Historic Preservation designation for the Museum located at 3794 South Main Street, and;

 

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

Resolution #120519 – Authorize Caryn Devlin to Obtain a Historic Markers from the Pomeroy Foundation

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes Caryn Devlin to obtain historic markers for the following properties:

 

Marion Public Library – 4036 Maple Ave, Marion, NY and the southeast corner of Maple Ave and South Main Street between the sidewalk and the road in front of 3812 South Main Street at $0.00 cost to the Town of Marion;

 

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

Resolution #120619 Authorize Town Clerk to obtain a camping permit for Marion Town Park

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

ADOPTED:         Long Roll:

Councilman LaVerne Bliek – Naye

Councilwoman Fisher – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Smith – Aye

Supervisor Deming – Aye

Ayes: 4

Nayes:  1

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board Authorize Town Clerk, Heidi Levan to obtain a permit from the NYS Department of Health to allow limited camping at the Marion Town Park for the summer of 2020 and;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this permit is to be given to the Town Clerk and Pioneer Gas Engine Association.

 

Resolution #120719 Audit of 2019 Park Reservation & 2019 Town & County Tax Books

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board did duly audit the cash books of the following department of the Town of Marion on December 9, 2019

Town Clerk – Park Reservation Payment books

Town Clerk – 2019 Town & County Tax books

 

Resolution #120819 Payment of Claims

 

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

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                                                 21680.92

Highway                                                44113.00

Library                                                     1353.36

Water                                                            0.00

Sewer                                                      3689.02

Drainage                                                  1050.00

NW Quadrant Phase I                                   0.00

NE Quadrant Phase I                                     0.00

NW Quadrant Phase II                                  0.00

NW Quadrant Phase III                                 0.00

Ext #2 to Water #1                                        0.00

NE Quadrant III                                             0.00

Ext #1 to NE #                                               0.00

SE Water                                                       0.00

Trust & Agency                                            1528.95

Total                                                      $73415.25

 

 

Resolution #120919 Authorize Assessor to hire part time clerk

 

On a motion by Councilwoman Fisher and seconded by Councilwoman Smith

 

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

Nayes:  0

 

The following resolution was adopted

 

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board authorizes the Marion Town Assessor to hire a part time clerk for the remainder of 2019; and

 

BE IT RESOLVED, that this is position is not to exceed $1,000 in pay, and

 

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

 

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Deming closed the meeting at 7:45pm.

 

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                     Monday, December 30, 2019 @ 1pm

Meeting:                     Monday, January 6, 2020 @ 6:30pm            

 

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