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9.25.23 Town Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Building

Monday September 25, 2023

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on  Monday September 25, 2023 at the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Bender called the meeting to order at 6:30 pm with a roll call done by Kimberly Williams, Deputy Clerk of the Board.

PRESENT:                     Jolene Bender, Supervisor

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Michael Cramer, Councilman

Julie Herman, Councilwoman


IN PERSON ATTENDANCE:  Jeff Cragg, Chief Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator; Caryn Devlin, Historian; Margi Taber; John Lonneville; Jacob DeVey; Rachel Mattison; Debbie Mattison; Connor Camp; Wyatt Russell, Michael Wickett; Gracie Evans

Supervisor Bender asked everyone to stand and give the Pledge of Allegiance.

Citizens Comments:  None

Town Business:

The Marion Town Board continued their budget discussion. Councilman Cramer and Councilman Bliek will be meeting with the Highway Department Union Representative on Tuesday, September 26th to discuss the Highway contract. Councilwoman Herman stated she is collecting a list of names for community volunteers interested in participating on a Youth Recreation Committee. The Town is hoping to coordinate with the Marion Central School District to acquire grants for summer programs.

Councilman Lonneville thanked Account Clerk, Kathy Cauwels for all her help coordinating the painting of the Town Hall. The outdoor awnings will be installed next. Bids are coming in for the repair of the back side of the Marion Court Building. The American Legion received their long-anticipated Army Tank on Saturday September 23rd.  The Fall Tractor Pulls were also held on September 23rd at the Marion Town Park. New this year were the lawn mower races held on Sunday September 24th.  The Town Board is pleased to see this growing sport in our community.

Supervisor Bender stated that Town Assessor, Dawn VanPatten will be speaking at an upcoming Town Board meeting in October.


  1. Payment of Claims

Resolution #909-23 Payment of Claims

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes:  5 Bender, Bliek, Lonneville, Cramer, Herman

Nays:  0

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.


General                                                11,714.42

Highway                                             110,823.16

Library                                                         94.25

Sewer                                                     1,170.70

Street Lighting                                           121.16

Total                                                   123,923.69

 Additional Citizens Comments:

While the Town Board was in their budget discussion, the need for court interpreters was mentioned.  John Lonneville recommended Cyracom International for professional interpreter services. This company is used by the University of Rochester and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 6:58 pm.

 Next meetings are scheduled for:

Board Meeting:                           Monday, October 2, 2023 @ 6:30pm

Board Meeting:                           Tuesday, October 10, 2023 @ 6:30pm

Board Meeting:               Monday, October 16, 2023@ 6:30pm


Kimberly A. Williams, Deputy Clerk of the Board