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3.25.2024 DRAFT Meeting Minutes

DRAFT

TOWN BOARD Meeting Minutes

Marion Court Room

Monday, March 25, 2024

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, March 25, 2024 at the Marion Court Room.

Supervisor Johnson called the meeting to order at 6:30pm and asked the Clerk of the Board to give a roll call.

PRESENT:         Summer Johnson, Supervisor

Michael Cramer, Councilman

Julie Herman, Councilwoman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Margi Taber, Councilwoman

ABSENT:

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Sandi Saracen; Ashley Tack; Samantha Starks; Meaghen Finnerty; Barb Schoonerman; Jennifer Williams; Jamie Corteville; Theresa Keyser; Tim Boerman.

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

Public Hearing:

  1. Authorize Purchase of Generator

The public hearing opened at 6:31pm by Supervisor Johnson asking the Clerk of the Board to read the legal notice.  The notice was read and Supervisor Johnson asked anyone in the room if they had questions or concerns regarding the purchasing of a Generator for the Marion Highway Department.  Supervisor Johnson asked Highway Superintendent, Tim Boerman if there is enough money in the reserve account to cover the purchase.  Mr. Boerman stated yes.   Supervisor Johnson next asked why there were only 2 bids and not 3.  Mr. Boerman stated only 2 companies responded with bids.  A question was asked by a resident as to how long the new generator is expected to last.  Mr. Boerman stated the current generator is approximately 30 to 40 years old so he expects the next generator to last as long.  Councilman Lonneville asked about the warranty.  Mr. Boerman stated it’s a factory warranty.  Supervisor Johnson stated annual checks will need to be done ensure the generator works correctly.  Mr. Boerman next stated this is a diesel-powered generator and they last twice as long a propane or gasoline powered generator.  Another resident asked Why purchase it now? Mr. Boerman stated he felt it was needed.  Councilman Cramer stated he was glad this was getting purchased to allow the Highway Department to run smoothly in case of a power outage.  Councilwoman Herman stated that during the last power outage, the Highway Department was stuck in the garage until they could go and get their current generator with a tractor and get power to the building.  This process took some time.  This new generator will speed up that process in case of an emergency.  Supervisor Johnson asked three times if anyone else had questions, comments, or concerns.  After no one came forward, the public hearing was closed at 6:37pm.

  1. Amend Local Law #1-2024 – Add Recreation

The public hearing opened at 6:38pm by Supervisor Johnson asking the Clerk of the Board to read the legal notice.  The notice was read and Supervisor Johnson asked anyone in the room if they had questions or concerns regarding the fee schedule. A question was raised regarding adult recreation fees.  Clerk of the Board, Heidi Levan read the following statement that was sent by former Town Board member, Joan Fisher.  Ms. Fisher was unable to attend the meeting.

 

Dear Town of Marion Board Members
We would like to take this opportunity to provide clarification on how recreation fees are determined for our recreation programs.  It was brought to our attention that there is information on social media that adult recreation programs are given a break in costs over youth programs.
Fees for youth and adult recreation programs in Marion are determined by the cost of running the programs.  Youth programs require paid coordinators, night park supervisors, referees, and uniforms.  The adult programs are coordinated through volunteers and do not require supervisors, referees or uniforms.  Thus the low fees that adult participants pay cover the cost of running the program.
We believe that recreational opportunities for all should be part of our towns’ vision and fully support keeping our youth engaged in affordable, recreational opportunities. Working together for all programs should be the goal and providing accurate information is imperative for achieving this goal.
We would like this information to be put in the meeting notes so that the community can be educated in how registration fees are determined.
Thanks
Joan Fisher and Barb Schoonerman-Adult recreation volunteers

 

After reading the above statement a resident in the room asked if the volunteer fee is a local law.  Town Clerk Heidi Levan explained that any fees collected by the town must be a part of the fee schedule.  The fee schedule is adopted by a local law each year.

Baseball/Softball co-coordinator Ashely Tack stated that as long as a parent volunteered, there would not be a fee.

Supervisor Johnson asked three times if anyone else had questions, comments, or concerns.  After no one came forward to speak, the public hearing was closed at 6:44pm.

Town Business:

  1. Town Projects

Councilman Lonneville spoke and thanked everyone who attended the Marion Merchants Meet & Greet on Sunday, March 17th.  It was a great turn out.

Councilman Lonneville next stated the epoxy floors have been completed at the Town Park and look amazing.  The new stove will be installed in the next week or two.  Supervisor Johnson stated she had been to the Town Park and it looks great.

Discussion:

  1. Cleaning Inspection

Councilman Lonneville next asked who would be cleaning at the Town Park after rentals and summer recreation? Councilwoman Taber stated she would speak to Rebecca Rossi about additional hours.

  1. Town Hall Hours

Supervisor Johnson stated that Wayne County has already declared a state of emergency on Monday, April 8, 2024 due to the total eclipse that will be taking place over Wayne County.  Supervisor Johnson stated that the Marion Town Hall will be closed at noon on April 8th and any hourly employee who would normally work from noon to 4pm will be paid for their time.  Supervisor Johnson also stated that Town Clerk, Heidi Levan has asked to have a discussion regarding summer hours for the Town of Marion.  Ms. Levan stated the Town of Marion is only 1 of 3 towns in Wayne County that does not have summer hours.  The Town of Marion has 4, 566 residents.  The town of Williamson has 6,680 residents and close each Friday at 1:30pm year round.  The town of Sodus has 8,028 residents and closes each Friday at 1pm year round.  Ms. Levan would like to have summer hours that would be the following:  8:30am – 6pm, Tuesday – Thursday 8:30 – 4pm and Friday 8:30 – 1pm.  Supervisor Johnson supports these hours and liked the idea of later hours on Monday evenings.  A resident in the room asked if these could be year round hours.  Ms. Levan suggested we will try it for the summer and see how many complaints are received regarding the hour changes before making them year round.

  1. Eclipse Event – Town all Hours Hall hours, Parking fee

Supervisor Johnson next opened the discussion regarding the Marion Events Organization and the solar eclipse event and the $1 parking fee.  Councilman Lonneville asked if other towns would be charging for a parking fee?  Supervisor Johnson gave a list of over 8 different venues in Wayne County that will charge a fee and stated there are many others who are also charging. Councilman Cramer asked if the park is being rented by the Marion Events Organization and if insurance was provided for the event? Samantha Starks President of the Marion Events Organization stated that private property will be used for parking and the fee will be charged for these areas only.  The Marion Town Park will be used for handicap parking and vendor parking only.  Ms. Starks also stated that the loop around the town park is being closed for safety reasons and additional parking would be available at the Marion bus garage parking lot.  Mr. Boerman asked who would be opening the park the day of the eclipse and Supervisor Johnson stated she would be taking care of that. During the middle of this discussion, Councilwoman Taber asked someone in the audience what was propped up on a chair.  The resident stated she was streaming the meeting live on her social media Facebook feed for her family and friends.  Councilwoman Taber asked if this was legal and it was stated that yes, it’s a public meeting so videotaping was permitted.  Councilman Lonneville stated he was glad that facts were being made available.

 

Councilwoman Taber thanked Ron Lonneville, past board members and with the support of Kathy Cauwels, Marion Account Clerk for past work that led to Marion being registered as a NYS Smart Community (CSC) which will allow for future grant opportunities and for taking the lead to invite Rob Richardson to present to the board in January 2024 on Clean Energy program.

Councilwoman Taber read the following statement regarding resolution #8.

I have spent much time reflecting on my vote for this and decided I’d like to give my rationale for why I am voting no.   I can’t in good conscience vote yes to implementing hiring practices for the Town when there hasn’t been a discussion with all the board members together.  Sending an email and asking thoughts and questions isn’t a discussion.

When I decided a year ago to run for a seat on this board, I started coming to board meetings to see what it would involve. Did I then agree with all the board members, no.   Did I have questions and want to know more, yes. So I ran for a seat.  When winning an election there is a responsibility to serve constituents, all constituents even the ones who didn’t vote for us.  There is an opportunity to build community with the board.   What I’ve learned in my three months here, is each person here has value and brings good things to the Town of Marion.   It’s important to take our strengths and build on that, as a team, for the good of the community.

Summer you put this quote in your first year agenda and it is so powerful …  “It’s so important to have a genuine human regard for the people who work for you. To be a person of integrity, fight for people when they aren’t in the room, and do what you say you’re going to do.” – Ara Tucker

Until we are showing a human regard for all people, building community within our own board and community of town employees, I will remain a no vote for a standardized hiring practice.   I don’t believe being an elected official gives us a mandate to pick and choose who gets what perks.

Supervisor Johnson stated that she is a paralegal and has a degree in public policy.  She worked with the Town of Marion Attorney and feels that the resolution in question was written correctly.  She sent emails regarding the discussion, and no one really responded.  Councilman Cramer stated he did reply however, his questions were never answered.

Citizens Comments:

Samantha Starks spoke first.  Ms. Starks is the president of the Marion Events Organization as well as the co-coordinator for the Marion recreation baseball/softball program.  Ms. Starks asked why the town board was so deeply concerned regarding the $1 fee for parking?  Ms. Starks stated the event was turned over to the Marion Events Organization.  Councilwoman Taber stated she was on the original committee and wasn’t aware of the $1 fee.  Councilwoman Herman asked if it was ok to charge for an event that takes place at the Town Park?

Barb Schoonerman spoke next.  Ms. Schoonerman stated that she doesn’t appreciate seeing one person’s point of view on social media.  The Town Board is made up of 5 individuals.  Ms. Schoonerman would like to see a united front message on social media not just the Supervisors.

Ashley Tack spoke next regarding baseball/softball sign ups.  Currently there are 108 children signed up for baseball/softball.  The Town Board thanked Ashley for doing a great job!

Jamie Corteville asked a variety of questions regarding the 2024 Town of Marion budget.  These questions involved the American Legion donation, building repairs, Code Enforcement Officer, and Town Park accounts.  Clerk of the Board Heidi Levan will work with Principal Account Clerk Kathy Cauwels to get these questions answered.

Sandi Saracen first thanked the Marion Highway Department for doing an excellent job this winter.  Next, Ms. Saracen asked why she is being charged library tax from both the Town of Marion and the Williamson Public Library.  Clerk of the Board Heidi Levan stated that there are 3 different types of libraries, Public Libraries, School District Library and Association Libraries.  The Town of Williamson is a school district library and their budget is a line item on the Williamson School tax bills.  The Town of Marion is a public library and their budget is part of the Town of Marion budget process and is part of her Town and County tax bill.  Again, Ms. Saracen asked why she is being taxed twice.  Why is the Marion Library still a part of the Town of Marion budget?  Shouldn’t they be on their own?

Correspondence:

Resolutions:

  1. Authorize purchase of generator for the highway department
  2. Authorize Amendment of Local Law #1-2024 Fee Schedule to add recreation charges
  3. Set public hearing to expense library reserve funds
  4. Set a public hearing to expense Equipment reserve funds for the purchase of a 2024 HX620 6×4 with tenco plow
  1. Request for Proposal – Cemetery Foundation Work
  2. Accept Resignation of Heath Smith, MEO
  3. Authorize Advertising for Position of Highway MEO
  4. Authorize to change April 8, 2024 Town Board Meeting to April 9, 2024
  1. Payment of Claims – Prepays
  2. Payment of Claims

Resolution #309-24 Authorize Appropriation from Highway Building Reserve for the Purchase of a Generator for the Highway Department

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5

Nays: 0

Long Roll:

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Councilman Cramer –  Aye

Councilman Lonneville  – Aye

Councilwoman Taber – Aye

Supervisor Johnson – Aye

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board duly held a public hearing for the appropriation of highway building reserve funds to purchase a generator; and

BE IT RESOLVED, an RFP was sent to 4 contractors in December 2023; and

BE IT FURTHER RSOLVED, the Town of Marion received two bids; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the contract to Marlock Electric authorizing the appropriation from 230.01, highway building in an amount not to exceed $22,100 for the purchase of a generator for the highway building; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board amends the 2024 budget as follows:

Account #                                                         Description                                                     Debit                                    Credit

51324.01.000.042                                     Repairs/Improvements                                                                   $22,100

230.01                                                                                                                                               $22,100

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

Resolution #310-24 Amendment of Local Law #1-2024 Fee Schedule to add Recreation Charges

 On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board duly held a public hearing to amend Local Law #1-2024 Fee Schedule to include recreation charges; and

BE IT RESOLVED, Local Law #1-2024 to be amended as follows:

Add:

P&R Fees for Sports

Pickleball – $5 per person for calendar year to cover cost of insurance – Contact:   Barb Schoonerman & Joan Fisher

Soccer Fees:  $40 per child; 2nd child $30, additional children $20 each  Contact:  Sarah Griffin

Basketball:   We charge $50 for the 3rd/4th grade team and $55 for the 5th/6th grade teams.  This covers insurance, a jersey, and the cost of paying refs.  Contact:   Kate Robinson

Baseball/Softball:  

T-Ball

o Children currently attending UPK & K

o Held at the Town Park

o Focus will be on fundamental skill building such as throwing, catching, hitting & may not always practice/play on baseball diamond

o Team Shirt & Matching Hat provided

o Mondays- 6:00pm-7:00pm (4/30-6/6)

o Fee $40 per player

 

❖ Grasshoppers

o Children in Grades 1st & 2nd

o Held at the Town Park

o Coach Pitch/Mid-Season player pitch, continue to build on the fundamentals of Baseball

o Team Shirt & Matching Hat provided

o Tuesday & Thursday- 6:00 pm-7:30/8:00pm (4/30-6/6)

o Fee $40 per player

 

❖ Minors- Travel Baseball

o Children who are 9-10 yrs. old (3rd & 4th graders)

o **Players must not reach the age of 11 before 04/30/2023

o Tuesday, Thursday & some Saturdays

o Custom Jersey, baseball pants and hat provided

o Schedule is determined by league—May & June

o Fee $75 per player

 

❖ Majors – Travel Baseball

o Children who are 11-12 yrs. old (5th & 6th graders)

o Custom Jersey, pants and hat provided

o Schedule is determined by league—May & June

o Monday, Wednesday, and some Saturdays

o Fee $75 per Player

 

❖ U 12 Girls Softball- Travel

o 9-12 years old. (3rd-6th grade)

o Custom Jersey and hat provided

o Schedule is determined by league— May & June

o Monday, Wednesday, and some Saturdays

o Fee $75 per player

 

Marion Youth Baseball & Softball League Registration

For T-ball & Grasshoppers ONLY- 1st Child fee is $40, 2nd child is $30, and any additional child is $20

Option to Purchase Baseball pants is listed on the registration form; pants are not included.

***Volunteering: Each family must have one volunteer who is a Coach, Assistant coach or sweeps out dugouts after our nightly games on a rotating basis. A schedule will be provided, if you do not show up for your assigned slot there will be a $50 fee. If you do not wish to volunteer, please send in $100 with your registration fee and mark volunteer fee. You can also volunteer to help maintain the fields or run an

event on opening day.

Coaching: Parent volunteers make this program possible! When registering your child, please consider coaching a team! Please understand that parent requests for team coaching/placement of children will be considered but not guaranteed, as the program’s emphasis will be on creating teams that are equitable! (All coaches subjected to background check this season)

Summer Recreation – $25/week or $150/full 6 week program

Resolution #311-24 Authorize Public Hearing for Appropriation from Library Equipment Reserve to Purchase Staff Computers

 On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Taber

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board Authorizes a public hearing for appropriation from Library equipment reserve on April 9, 2024 @ 6:30 pm; and

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

Resolution #312-24 Authorize Public Hearing for Appropriation from Highway Equipment Reserve to Purchase 2024 HX620 6×4 (HX62F) with Tenco Plow

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board Authorizes a public hearing for appropriation from Highway equipment reserve on April 9, 2024 @ 6:30 pm; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Timothy Boerman and the Principal Account Clerk

Resolution #313-24 Request for Proposal – Cemetery Foundation Work

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board is authorizing the request for proposals be advertised for foundation work to be completed at the Marion Cemetery located at Cemetery Drive in Marion; and

BE IT RESOLVED that all requests for proposals must be submitted to the Marion Town Clerk’s office by Friday, April 19, 2024 at 1pm; and

BE IT FURTHER resolved that the Marion Town Board request that a copy of the resolution be given to the Principal Account Clerk

Resolution #314-24 Accept resignation of Heath Smith

 On a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilwoman Taber

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 WHEREAS, Heath Smith has submitted his resignation as the Highway MEO effective 4/5/24; now

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board regretfully accepts the resignation of Heath Smith, MEO; and

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

Resolution #315-24 Authorize Advertising for Position of Highway MEO

 On a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

 BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Clerk of the Board to advertise in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion for applicants to fill a vacant position of Highway MEO; and

The Town of Marion is accepting applications for the position of Highway MEO, Applications may be picked up at the Marion Town Clerk’s Office and returned by May 1, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

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

Resolution #316-24 Authorize Changing April 8, 2024 Town Board Meeting to Tuesday April 9, 2024

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board authorizes changing the April 8, 2024, town board meeting to Tuesday April 9, 2024 @ 6: 30 pm; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the clerk of the board to notify the legal newspaper to change the April 8, 2024 town board meeting to Tuesday April 9, 2024 @ 6: pm; 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

Resolution #317-24 Authorize Adopting Town of Marion Hiring Process

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 2

Nays: 3

Long Roll:

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Councilman Cramer –  Nay

Councilman Lonneville  – Nay

Councilwoman Taber – Nay

Supervisor Johnson – Aye

The following resolution was defeated

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board authorizes adopting Town of Marion hiring process; and

Town of Marion Hiring Process

March 8, 2024

Purpose: The purpose of this policy is to provide department heads and board members with the proper guidelines to conduct nondiscriminatory and fair interviews during the hiring process.

Except where otherwise provided, for purposes of this policy, employees shall be defined from section 200 and section 300 of the Town of Marion Employee Handbook, adopted and dated August 14, 2023.

Except as otherwise provided by law, all hiring must be in compliance with the New York State Civil Service Law and the Wayne County Civil Service Regulations.

  1. Applications
  1. All applications for open non-civil service positions will be collected by the town clerk or emailed to the appropriate department head.
  2. A copy of all applications will be given to the department head, committee chair and supervisor.
  3. Original applications must be kept on file and available by the supervisor.
  4. Once the hiring process is complete, all copies must be turned over and destroyed.

 

  1. Interviews

Town clerk roles that fall under deputy clerk or support staff for the town clerk are exempt from section two of this policy.

2.1 All applicants that meet the minimum qualifications will be required to interview.

2.1.1 Interviews type may include.

– Virtual

-In-person

2.2 Regardless of interview type, all interviews must take place at Marion Town Hall or The Marion Court offices.

2.3 Department heads and or committee chairs must notify all parties via email or phone call of the date and time of each interview to the supervisor.

2.4 Department heads and or committee chairs are restricted from contacting any applicant pre-interview regarding any personal matters, inquiries, or to discuss any matter protected under the Equal Employment Opportunity policy as written in the Town of Marion Employee Handbook (August,2023).

2.5 All interviews will be conducted in the following manner:

2.5.1 Department head, committee chair and Supervisor, or

2.5.2 Committee chair and committee vice chair or

2.5.3 Department head and Supervisor or

2.5.4 Committee chair and Supervisor

2.6 All eligible candidates will be interviewed.

2.7 Once interviews for all candidates are completed, interviewers must then request an executive session for the next available board meeting to discuss candidates and their qualifications.

2.8 Department heads and Committee chairs may place recommendations.

2.9 No resolution for employment will be placed on the agenda without a prior executive session.

  1. 3.  Resolutions

3.1 Upon agreement or recommendation during executive session, the department head or committee chair may place a resolution on the agenda for their potential hire.

3.2 The resolution must include the following:

-Full name of applicant being hired

-Positions hired for

-Rate of pay

-Effective date of employment

-Direct supervisor listed

 

  1. Onboarding
    1. Onboarding will take place no more than two weeks after resolution approval.
    2. The department head or Supervisor is responsible for contacting new employees and scheduling the on-boarding meeting.
    3. The department head or Supervisor is responsible for the new hire’s paperwork, work documentation and any other work-related materials necessary for the role.
    4. All new hires must receive a copy of the Town of Marion’s Policies and Procedures and sign off on receiving it.

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board adopts the above hiring policy; and

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

Resolution #318-24 Payment of Claims – Prepays

 On a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 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                                             2,481.42

Library                                                                  221.02

Sewer                                                                    3,086.55

Street Lighting                                                      240.66

Trust & Agency

Total                                                                   $6,029.65

Resolution #319-24 Payment of Claims

 On a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:       Ayes: 5 Cramer, Herman, Lonneville, Taber, Johnson

Nays: 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                                            6,986.30

Highway                                                          3,028.74

Library

Sewer                                                                    285.04

Street Lighting

Trust & Agency

Total                                                                $10,300.08

Citizens Comments:

Jennifer Williams stated she was very disappointed that the Town Board voted down the resolution to adopt a hiring process.  The Town of Marion received serious complaints regarding the last person hired and should be very concerned about future lawsuits.

Tim Boerman spoke next and suggested that the Marion Events Organization ask for donations for parking instead of charging at $1.

Barb Schoonerman reminded the Town Board not to break open meeting laws regarding sending emails.

Theresa Keyser stated that she strongly disagrees that the group send emails to discuss emails.  Ms. Keyser feels that Town Board should revisit the email discussions and to be ready to discuss the hiring process policy that was defeated this evening.

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilwoman Herman, Supervisor Johnson closed the meeting at 7:55pm.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:             Tuesday, April 9, 2024 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:            Monday, April 22, 2024 @ 6:30pm

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Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board