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2.28.2022 Town Board meeting minutes

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Building

Monday, February 28, 2022

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, February 28, 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:  Duane Smeatin, Code Enforcement Officer; Caryn Devlin, Marion Historian; Haylee Walters; Delaney Szostak; Jeremy Peek; Abram Colon.

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

The Marion Town Board met at 5:30 pm at Jennie’s House (Town museum) for an executive session.  Marion Historical Association President, Jennifer Hunter gave a presentation to the Town Board which included a brief history of Jennie’s House.  Ms. Hunter also presented goals for 2022 and revealed a new book for sale titled:  A Train that stopped for the traffic light.  Price is $15 and supports the Marion Historical Association.  The Town Board also took a tour of the museum.  Historian Caryn Devlin was on hand to give tours and answer any additional questions.

Citizens Comments:

No one signed up to speak.

Town Business: 

Councilman Lonneville announced that the Town of Marion received a $5,000 NYSERDA Grant for clean energy.  Kathy Cauwels is working on the bench marking process.

Councilman Lonneville also gave an overview on Town of Marion projects.  The Town Board had an overview from Jennie’s House (Town museum) prior to the start of this meeting.  The Marion Town Hall is currently being remodeled.  The Assessor’s office is almost done.  The Marion Town Park restroom has been gutted and J & L Contracting is working on a new unisex bathroom that is accessible from the outside of the building.  Councilman Lonneville stated he is still waiting on an estimate from Tim Boerman for a new parking lot at the Marion Town Park as well as information regarding drainage at the Town Park.  Councilman Lonneville also discussed the possibility of new playground equipment at the Town Park, he asked that a resolution be added to the next board meeting for this project.

Councilman Bliek next stated that the Marion Drainage Committee will be meeting on Tuesday, March 8th at 7pm.

The Town Board next discussed the possibility of using a nonprofit group called CauseWave to help rebrand the Town of Marion which in turn could increase businesses and residents.  Clerk of the Board, Heidi Levan will reach out to CauseWave and report back to the Town Board.

The Town Board had another discussion regarding Zoom or electronic meetings.  Clerk of the Board will get estimates for equipment before any decisions are made.

Historian Caryn Devlin asked if the Town of Marion could write or revise the town procurement policy to include a section regarding women and minority owned businesses.  Supervisor Bender to find out more information from Wayne County on this amendment.

Correspondence:

  1. Resignation County Planning Board – Robert Burns

Resolutions:

  1. Authorize appointment of Julie Stryker to the Library Board of Trustees
  2. Authorize re-appointment of Priscilla Flack to the Library Board of Trustees
  3. Authorize supervisor to sign Amended and Restated Memorandum of Lease
  4. Payment of Claims – Prepays

Resolution #2092022 Authorize Appointment of Julie Stryker to Library Board of Trustees

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board appoints Julie Stryker, 4057 Maple Avenue, Marion, to finish the term of Nancy Brown, for the Library Board of Trustees effective February 1, 2022 thru December 31, 2022; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Julie Stryker, Library Manager, and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #2102022 Authorize Re-Appointment of Pricilla Flack to the Library Board of Trustees

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman 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 re-appoints Priscilla Flack 4604 Skinner Road, Marion, to the Library Board of Trustees effective January 1, 2022 thru December 31, 2026; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to Priscilla Flack, Library Manager, and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #2112022 Authorize Supervisor to Sign Amended and Restated Memorandum of Lease

 On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Herman

ADOPTED:       Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Cramer – Aye

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Supervisor Bender – Aye

Ayes:  5

Abstained:  0

Nayes:  0

 The following resolution was adopted

 BE IT RESOLVED, Authorize Supervisor to Sign the Proposed Amended and Restated Memorandum of Lease relating to the Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant effective as of October 1, 2021; and

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

Resolution #2122022 Payment of Claims – Prepays

On a motion by Councilman Cramer and seconded by Councilman Bliek

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

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                              624.68

Highway

Library                                 62.13

Sewer                                 1148.48

Street Lighting                         71.43

Federal Stimulus Money

Trust & Agency

Total                                                      $1906.72      

  ** Additional Citizens Comments

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 7:18pm.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:               Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:             Monday, March 28, 2022 @ 6:30pm

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Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board

 

Marion Town Board