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3.28.22 Town Board Meeting Minutes

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Building

Monday, March 28, 2022

 

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, March 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 – Attended via Zoom

Absent:

A zoom meeting was set up for Councilman Cramer to attend as he was unable to attend in person.  The zoom meeting was only made available to Councilman Cramer.

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE:  Paul Bender, Marion Justice; Caryn Devlin, Marion Historian; Logan Evan; Jake Kolsted.

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

Supervisor Bender read the following statement:

If you are attending a Town Board Meeting and 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.

If after the Town Board has finished their business, each person in attendance who wishes to speak will be given 3 minutes at the end of the meeting to speak on only topics discussed at the evenings meeting.

Citizens Comments:

John Lonneville signed up to speak but was unable to attend the meeting.

Town Business: 

Councilman Lonneville provided an update on renovation being worked on at the Town Hall, Museum and Town Park.  The Town Hall has drywall hung in the large meeting room and is waiting on finishers to complete drywall work.  The Town Park unisex bathroom is being worked on by J & L Contractors.  The Town Museum (Jennie’s House) is working on completing the addition.

Councilman Lonneville next spoke in regard to the Marion Drainage Committee.  The Drainage Committee met March 8, 2022.  Councilman Lonneville asked Councilman Bliek if the DEC had been notified about the flooding issue with Rodger Barber’s property on Ridge Chapel. Councilman Bliek stated they had not been.  Councilman Lonneville next asked about property owned by Greg Bell on North Main Street and East Williamson Rd.  Councilman Bliek stated no plans have been made at this time.  Councilman Lonneville next asked about the drainage project on Goosen Rd.  Councilman Bliek stated he is working with Decker Excavating and Steve Taber is going to be talking to Tim Short about this project as well.  Councilman Lonneville spoke next in regard to drainage work that needs to be done at the Town Park.  Councilman Lonneville is still waiting on elevations to be done so that French drains can be installed.   Councilman Lonneville also stated that all projects in the Town Park need to be done as soon as possible with all the events going out at the Town Park this summer.

Town Clerk Heidi Levan spoke next in regard to new playground equipment along with new benches and metal garbage cans.  Ms. Levan provided the Town Board with estimates from two different playground equipment companies.  She will continue to work on this project on behalf of the Town Board’s request.

Councilwoman Herman spoke next and discussed hiring a cleaner for the Marion Town Park rentals and new restrooms.  Councilwoman Herman would like to have a job description for the next meeting as well as a resolution to advertise for this job position.  Councilwoman Herman next asked about Port-a-potties being delivered to the Town Park.  Councilwoman Herman will speak to Principal Account Clerk, Kathy Cauwels regarding the scheduling of the Port-a-potties.

Supervisor Bender next provided an update regarding ARPA funds. These are federal recovery funds that the Town of Marion can use on a variety of projects.  Supervisor Bender stated that new playground equipment, new parking lot and drainage work at the Town Park will utilize ARPA funds for these projects.  Supervisor Bender would also like to see new sidewalks installed on half of North Main Street.

Councilman Lonneville provided each Town Board member with information he obtained from Bill Ganthier on installing Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations.  Councilman Lonneville asked each Town Board member to review the information he provided and develop questions.  Mr. Ganthier will attend the May 9, 2022 Town Board Meeting.  At the meeting Town Board members are encouraged to ask questions.  Councilman Lonneville will also ask Mr. Ganthier to speak on Solar Energy as well.

Historian, Caryn Devlin stated that she attended the Marion Elementary School Agricultural Day.  Ms. Devlin set up a table with old handheld farm equipment for students to see and distributed new bicentennial activity books.  It was a positive fun event and Ms. Devlin was happy to be invited.

Before the meeting closed, Supervisor Bender asked the Marion High School students if they had any questions for the Town Board.  The students did not.

Correspondence:    None

Resolutions:

  1. Audit 2021 Town Court Books
  2. Audit of 2021 Town Books
  3. Authorize Town of Marion to Send out an RFP to Repair and Repave the Path Around the Town Park
  4. Authorize the Town of Marion to Send out an RFP to Create Parking at the Southwest Corner of the Town Park
  5. Authorize Lyons National Bank as Town of Marion Financial Institution
  6. Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Outdoor Services for 2022
  7. Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Rural Cemetery Maintenance Services for 2022
  8. Authorize Town Clerk to Purchase ATC Tax Collection Program
  9. Payment of Claims

Resolution #3102022 Audit 2021 Town Court Books

On a motion by Councilwoman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Herman

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, Court Clerk, Theresa Ryan presented 2021 Justice Books; and

BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Board audited such books; and

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

Resolution #3112022 Audit of 2021 Town Books

 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 did duly audit the cash books of the following departments of the Town of Marion on March 28, 2022

Marion Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officer, and Water/Sewer Receiving Clerk

Resolution #3122022 Authorize Town of Marion to Send out an RFP to Repair and Repave the Path Around the Town Park

The following resolution was tabled on a motion from Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek.

WHEREAS, the Town of Marion is looking to upgrade the Park; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Town of Marion to send out an RFP to repair and repave the current path around the park; 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 Highway Superintendent and the Principal Account Clerk

Resolution #3132022 Authorize Town of Marion to Send out an RFP to Create Parking in the Southwest Corner of the Town Park

 The following resolution was tabled on a motion from Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Herman.

WHEREAS, the Town of Marion is looking to upgrade the Park; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes the Town of Marion to send out an RFP to create parking in the Southwest corner of the Town Park; 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 Highway Superintendent and the Principal Account Clerk

Resolution #3142022 Authorize Lyons National Bank as Town of Marion Financial Institution

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman 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 authorizes Lyons National Bank as the official bank for the Town of Marion for January 1, 2022 through 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 the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #3152022 Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Outdoor Services for 2022

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman 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 accepts the proposal from Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping Service to include the following:

 

  1. Pruning and Clean-Up of 7 Bradford Pear trees on Main Street                            $485.00
  2. Repair, replace as needed brick/brick chips below trees                                        $260.00
  3. Monthly clean-up of Town walks (blow off / spray round-up) $420.00
  4. Clean-up 2 “Marion planters” and 1 “Marion sign” $540.00

$1705.00

Not to exceed $1705.00 for 2022 to be expensed out of 85104.01.000.000; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to: Bovet Lawn Garden and Landscaping and Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #3162022 Accept Proposal by Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping for Rural Cemetery Maintenance Services for 2022

 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 accepts the proposal from Bovet Lawn Garden & Landscaping for rural cemetery maintenance services to include the following:

  1. Corner of Route 21 & Electronic Parkway

6 mowing and string trimming                                                                                $510.00

  1. Corner of Goosen Road & Hall Center Road

6 mowing and string trimming                                                                                $960.00

  1. North Main Street

6 mowing and string trimming                                                                                $960.00

$2430.00

Not to exceed $2430.00 for 2022 to be expensed out of 88104.01.000.000; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to: Bovet Lawn Garden and Landscaping and Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #3172022 Authorize Town Clerk to Purchase ATC/Taxes Collection Program

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 purchase of ATC Tax Collection Program for an amount not to exceed $1910.00 per the attached quote to be expensed from 13302.01.000.029; and

AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board authorizes a budget amendment to the Contingent Account 19904.01.000.000 in the amount of $1910.00 to cover this expense: and

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

Resolution #3182022 Payment of Claims

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

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                                                23,960.49

Highway                                                 6,010.56

Library                                                    1,360.95

Water                                                          14.00

Sewer                                                     2,885.63

Street Lighting                                           137.38

Regional WWTP                                 190,582.00

Regional Water Storage Tank              52,960.00

 

Total                                                 $277,911.01

 With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 7:15pm.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:                 Monday, April 11, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:             Monday, April 25, 2022 @ 6:30pm

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Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board

 

 

Marion Town Board