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1.3.22 Town Board meeting Minutes

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Building

Monday, January 3, 2022

A Town Board Organizational meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, January 3, 2022 at the Marion Municipal Room.

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

PRESENT:                     Jolene Bender, Supervisor

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

Julie Herman, Councilwoman

Michael Cramer, Councilman

Absent:

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: None

Supervisor Bender asked everyone to stand and give the Pledge of Allegiance and then read the following statement:

If you are attending a Town Board Meeting have not signed up for Public Participation Section of the Town Board Meeting pursuant to the rules which have been established (24 hours prior to start of meeting), then you will not be able to express your opinion. As a courtesy to those who attend the Board Meeting, you are requested not to interrupt the meeting, and refrain from conversation that would interfere with those attending being able to hear the Board transact its business. If in fact someone interferes with the meeting or the conversation with other spectators should require a warning and it is ignored, the person could be charged with Disorderly Conduct. For public hearings, speaking will be limited to topics on the agenda.

Town Business: 

Councilman Cramer spoke first regarding the statement Supervisor Bender read.  Councilman Cramer does not feel a 24 hour advanced noticed is necessary to speak however, he is fine with this in place.  Councilman Cramer stated that if this is the rule, then rules need to be followed.  Councilman Cramer did ask that an additional Public Comment section be added to the end of the agenda.  This would allow anyone in the audience to speak for 3 minutes on any topic that was discussed in that evenings Town Board Meeting.  Supervisor Bender and the other Council members agreed to this additional public comment section.  Councilman Cramer did state he is aware this is a meeting in the public and not a meeting for the public to interrupt. Councilwoman Herman asked if Councilman Cramer would be willing to help Supervisor Bender keep time and keep the meeting in order.  Councilman Cramer agreed.

Town Clerk, Heidi Levan, spoke next regarding meeting days and times for 2022.  The Town Board decided to keep meeting on the 2nd and 4th month each month at 6:30pm, except for any Monday that falls on a federal holiday.  If a meeting falls on a federal holiday, the meeting will take place on Tuesday of that same week.

Councilwoman Herman shared that Attorney Roy Franks is moving his business to Walworth.  Councilman Lonneville will reach out to business owner Tom Salviski to find out what can be done with yet another empty building in town.

Councilwoman Herman and Councilman Cramer will both be attending online newly elected officials training.  Councilman Lonneville asked if Planning and Zoning Boards will be receiving trainings anytime soon.  Town Clerk will speak with Planning and Zoning Board clerk, Adrienne Compton to ask.

Town Clerk Heidi Levan next asked who would like to receive their Board information electronically.  Councilman Cramer and Councilwoman Herman would like their information electronically before the meeting and a hard copy at the meeting.

Citizens Comments:

Set 2022 Committees:                   Chair                   co-chair

Deputy Supervisor                                          LaVerne Bliek

Town Clerk                    lie Herman                           Jolene Bender

Water, Sewer         Laverne Bliek                          Jolene Bender

Public Safety           Ronald Lonneville                    Michael Cramer

Judicial               Michael Cramer                      Julie Herman

Library            Julie Herman                           Michael Cramer

Parks, Recreation           Julie Herman             Ronald Lonneville

Assessor        Jolene Bender                    Ronald Lonneville

Historian            Ronald Lonneville                   LaVerne Bliek

Zoning, Planning          Jolene Bender             Michael Cramer

Highway           LaVerne Bliek                          Michael Cramer

Drainage        Michael Cramer                      LaVerne Bliek

Cemetery              Michael Cramer                      Julie Herman

Code Officer        Ron Lonneville                        Jolene Bender

Correspondence:  None

Reports:   None

Resolutions:

  1. Authorize Supervisor to Sign Town Clerk Annual Software Support Contract with Williamson Law Book
  2. Authorize Supervisor to Sign Software License Agreement for Buildings & Codes Enforcement with Williamson Law Book and Annual Software Support Contract
  3. Designate Legal Newspaper for the Town of Marion for 2022
  4. Adopt 2022 Mileage Reimbursement Rate
  5. Authorize Re-appointment of Town Attorney, Arthur Williams
  6. Authorize the Town Clerk to Advertise Town Board Meetings for 2022
  7. Authorize Supervisor to Sign 2022-2023 Contract with Humane Society
  8. Authorize Fee Schedule for 2022
  9. Authorize Town Officials to Attend Online Virtual Training

Resolution #1012022 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Town Clerk Annual Software Support Contract with Williamson Law Book

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Town Clerk Annual Software Support Contract for 2022 with Williamson Law Book Company for an annual cost of $864.00 to be appropriated from account 14102.1.0.029; 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 and Williamson Law Book Company.

Resolution #1022022 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Software License Agreement for Buildings & Codes Enforcement with Williamson Law Book and Annual Software Support Contract

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Cramer

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Software License Agreement for Building & Codes Enforcement with Williamson Law Book Company; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the Annual Software Support Contract for 2022 with Williamson Law Book as attached at an annual cost of $714.00 to be appropriated from account #80102.01.0.029; 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, Code Enforcement Officer and Williamson Law Book Company.

Resolution #1032022 – Designate Legal Newspaper for The Town of Marion for 2022

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Times of Wayne County as the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion for the fiscal year commencing January 1, 2022; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to all Town of Marion Department Heads and the Times.

 Resolution #1042022 Adopt 2022 Mileage Reimbursement Rate

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board adopted a mileage reimbursement policy per resolution #030608; and

NOW BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board sets the reimbursement rate @ $ 58.5 cents effective January 1, 2022, and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to all Town employees and Department Heads.

Resolution #1052022 Re-Appoint Town Attorney

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Herman

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board re-appoints Arthur B. Williams as Attorney for the Town of Marion for the calendar year 2022; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that Mr. Williams shall be reimbursed for services performed on an as needed basis at the rate of $175.00 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 the Town of Marion Department Heads, and Arthur Williams.

 Resolution #1062022 Authorize the Town Clerk to Advertise Town Board Meetings for 2022

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Herman

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, Authorize the Town Clerk to advertise in the legal newspaper for the Town of Marion as follows:

BE IT RESOLVED, The Marion Town Board meetings for 2022 will be held on the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month except for federal holidays.  If a federal holiday falls on a Monday, the Marion Town Board will meet on Tuesday of that week.  All meetings are held in the Marion Municipal Building located at 3827 N. Main Street, Marion, NY  14505 and/or ZOOM.  All meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public.

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 #1072022 Authorize Supervisor to sign 2022/2023 Contract with Wayne County Humane Society

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Cramer

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Supervisor to sign the attached 2022/2023 Contract with Wayne County Humane Society; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Wayne County Humane Society and Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #1082022 Authorize Permit Fee Schedule

On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Town Board Authorizes the 2021 fee schedule for 2022; now

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts 2021 fee schedule for 2022; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a passed copy of this resolution to the Code Enforcement Officer, Chief Operator WWTP and the Town Clerk.

Resolution #1092022 Authorize Newly Elected Town Officials to Attend Online Virtual Training

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Cramer

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the following:

$150.00 appropriated from Account 10104.01.000.016

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Julie Herman, Mike Cramer and the Principal Account Clerk.

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Cramer, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 7:08pm.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:             Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:             Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 6:30pm

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Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board

 

Marion Town Board