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DRAFT 7.25.22 Town Board Meeting Minutes

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TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Building

Monday, July 25, 2022

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, July 25, 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

Absent:                        Michael Cramer, Councilman

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE:  Caryn Devlin; John Lonneville; Jeff Cragg, Wastewater Sewer Chief Operator; Daryl Hartnagel.

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.

Discussion:

  1. General Code
    1. The Town Board received a quote from General Code for updating. The Town Board would like a resolution at the next meeting to for this needed update.

Town Business: 

  1. ARPA Funding Update
    1. Marion American Legion has selected a flooring company and a resolution will be presented this evening to provide them with ARPA funds for this project.
    2. The new sidewalks at the Town Park will be done in September, after Summer Recreation and other events at the park.
    3. Security cameras have been installed at the Town Park, Kathy Cauwels is working with the company to finish the final steps of this project.
    4. Councilman Lonneville stated that an estimate is still needed from Decker Excavating for draining work at the Town Park.
    5. A decision was made to wait on the parking lot in the back of the park until next year.
    6. Retaining Wall project on the Corner of Goosen Rd. & Hall Center Rd. has been started.
    7. The Town is still waiting on the stop light in town to be upgraded with LED lights.
  2. Town Projects
  3. The Town has received a bid to replace the door at the library. The price to install a new door to be installed $5,954 and this does not include painting the door.  Councilman Lonneville will be meeting Dale Boerman for a quote to paint the door.
  4. Town Hall stucco project has a resolution on for tonight.
  5. The Bathroom at the Town Park is getting done. The walls, ceiling and floors have been drywalled and painted.  The plumbing will be done in the next few weeks.
  6. Councilwoman Herman stated she was called to the Town Park on Saturday evening for a leaking refrigerator. Councilwoman Herman unplugged the fridge, cleaned up the mess on the floor and put a do not use sign on the defective fridge.  Councilwoman Herman also stated that the fridge was not cold, and popsicles were not frozen in the freezer.  The Town Board asked Councilwoman Herman to contact Highway Superintendent, Tim Boerman to remove the refrigerator.
  7. Electrical work is almost done at the Town Park. New exit signs have been installed as well as other electrical work.
  8. Dusk to Dawn Light – Park
    1. Councilman Lonneville stated that Tim Boerman and Tim Leno looked at the light and stated it needed to be replaced by RG&E not the Town of Marion. Boerman will be replacing the ballast on the pole before the Pioneer Gas Engine Show.
  9. Basketball Courts
    1. Councilman Lonneville next asked if Tim Boerman was in the process of cleaning up the basketball courts at the Town Park and if they will be sealed this summer?
    2. Seneca Foods – Councilman Lonneville stated that the Seneca Food building has been sold to Brad Person.  Brad is currently looking for new businesses to use the building.
  10. Drainage Letter – Councilman Lonneville also asked if a letter has been sent to Assemblyman Brian Mankelow in regards to Mr. Barber’s drainage issues. Supervisor Bender stated that she has spoken to the Drainage Committee Clerk, Eileen Steurrys and a letter has not been sent yet.
  11. Driveway Sealing – Councilman Lonneville next asked – Did we get bids back for the driveway sealing and does anyone know if / when this will be done? Supervisor Bender stated she would check with Kathy Cauwels and get back to everyone.

Resolutions:

  1. Award bid to TSW Masonry to Repair Stucco on the Town Hall
  2. Authorize the Allocation of ARPA Funds to the American Legion to Repair the Floor
  3. Amend resolution#5062022 Set Standard Workdays and Reporting for Elected Officials

Resolution #7102022 Award bid to TSW Masonry to Repair Stucco on the Town Hall

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:           Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Supervisor Bender – Aye

Ayes:  4

Abstained:  0

Nayes:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Town of Marion sent out an RFP to solicit proposals for the repair of the stucco on the Town Hall; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board awards the bid for the repair of the stucco on the Town Hall to TSW Masonry and be appropriated from Reserve Funds not to exceed $32,500; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to TSW Masonry and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #7112022 Authorize the Allocation of ARPA Funds to the American Legion to Repair the Floor at the premises located at 4141 Witherden Road, Marion NY

 On a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilman Bliek

ADOPTED:           Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Supervisor Bender – Aye

Ayes:  4

Abstained:  0

Nayes:  0

The following resolution was adopted

 WHEREAS, the Town of Marion received ARPA funds from the Federal Government; and

WHEREAS, ARPA funds can be allocated to non-profit entities; and

WHEREAS, the American Legion provided documentation to show hardship due to the COVID epidemic and 3 estimates; and

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board allocates $11,100 of ARPA funds to the American Legion for the purpose of repairing the floor at the premises located at 4141 Witherden Road, Marion NY; and

BE IT RESOLVED, when the job is complete, the American Legion will provide a receipt to the Town of Marion; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, directs the Clerk of the Board to give a copy of this resolution to the American Legion and the Principal Account Clerk.

Resolution #7122022  Amend resolution#5062022 Set Standard Workdays and Reporting for Elected Officials

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilwoman Herman

ADOPTED:           Long Roll:

Councilman Bliek – Aye

Councilman Lonneville – Aye

Councilwoman Herman – Aye

Supervisor Bender – Aye

Ayes:  4

Abstained:  0

Nayes:  0

The following resolution was adopted

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board hereby amends resolution # 5062022 that establishes the following as standard workdays for the following elected officials and will report the following days worked to the New York State and Local Retirement System based on the record of activities maintained and submitted by these officials to the clerk of this board; and

Elected Officials

Title      Name   Standard   Term Begins/               Employer     Days/Months    Workday        Ends of Record  (based on                                of Time         Record of        Time Worked  Activities)                      (Y/N)

Town Justice    Samuel Bonafede       6                       1/1/22-12/31/25   N                 1.50

Town Council   Michael Cramer         6                1/1/22-12/31/25     N                          .75

Town Council   Julie Herman              6                1/1/22-12/31/25     N                          .75

Highway Superintendent     Timothy Boerman  8      1/1/22-12/31/25      N            26.63

Town Clerk/Tax Collector    Heidi Levan             7      1/1/22-12/31/25      N            22.36

AND BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board directs the clerk of the board to certify and file the appropriate paperwork with the New York State and Local Retirement System and post said resolution on the website for the Town of Marion and on the bulletin board at the Marion Town Hall for 30 days; 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.

On a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Bliek, the Town Board went into Executive Session at 7:09pm to discuss the employment history of a particular person.  The following resolution was passed during executive session.

Resolution #7132022 Authorize Advertising for Code Enforcement Officer

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

WHEREAS, the Town of Marion has a vacancy for Code Officer; and

BE IT RESOLVED, the Marion Town Board authorizes the Town Clerk to advertise for Code Enforcement Officer; and

BE IT RESOLVED, Applications may be picked up at the Marion Town Clerk’s Office and returned by August 19, 2022, 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 Principal Account Clerk.

The Executive session closed at 7:38pm on a motion from Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Herman.

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Herman and seconded by Councilman Lonneville, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 7:39pm.

 Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:                Monday, August 8, 2022 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:             Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 6:30pm

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Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board

Marion Town Board