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Town Board Meeting minute 5-18-2020

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, May 18, 2020

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

Monday, May 18, 2020 in the Marion Municipal Room.

Supervisor Bender called the meeting to order at 11am.  This meeting was conducted online due to the COVID-19 social distancing restrictions. The meeting was conducted using Zoom.com.

PRESENT:         Debbie Smith, Councilwoman

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Jolene Bender, Supervisor

Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

ABSENT:          Joan Fisher, Councilwoman


Supervisor Bender asked for a roll call.  There was an American Flag behind Supervisor Bender so the Pledge of Allegiance was recited.  Supervisor Bender welcomed everyone to the meeting.

Town Business:

The meeting started with Supervisor Bender asking Town Clerk, Heidi Levan to speak regarding Town Clerk Hours.  Town Clerk, Heidi Levan stated that Deputy Town Clerk, Kristina Braell is currently out of the office on leave for personal reasons.  Due to the lack of staff, Ms. Levan would like to reduce the Town Clerk hours for the next 6 weeks.  After much discussion, the Town Board agreed to have the Town Clerk’s hours Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm.

Supervisor Bender next stated that the Marion Memorial Day parade has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Councilman Lonneville stated that the work on Jennie’s house has started again.  Councilman Lonneville also wanted to thank his son for donating an American flag to replace the flag at the Marion Highway Department which needs replacement.

Supervisor Bender spoke next regarding the Marion Farmer’s Market and their need for insurance.  Supervisor Bender will reach out to the April Brooks and Gail Bennedict who are organizing the Farmer’s Market for more information.

Councilman Lonneville wanted to remind the Town Board that Caryn Devlin will be sending Dana Luckman a thank you letter for his donation of mulch that is being used at the museum and town park.

Councilman Bliek stated if the resolution is passed to spend Highway funds, Superintendent Tim Boerman can only spend money in his current budget.  No CHIPS funds can be spent until the Town of Marion receives the CHIP funding from New York State.  Mr. Boerman agreed.

Councilwoman Smith would like to reschedule the town wide E-waste pick up that was scheduled for May 16th and was cancelled due to COVID-19 pandamic.  Councilwoman Smith will look at rescheduling to September 19, 2020.  Once this date is confirmed, she will get back to the Town Board.

Town Clerk Heidi Levan spoke next, Ms. Levan received a letter of complaint regarding a business in Marion.  The complaint was that customers were not social distancing and/or wearing masks due to COVID-19 recommendations from New York State Governor Cuomo.  The complaint has been given to Code Enforcement Office, Duane Smeatin.  Mr. Smeatin will address the problem.

Town Business: 

  1. Town Clerk Hours
  2. Farmer’s Market Insurance
  3. Memorial Day Parade
  4. Tuesday May 26, 2020 Zoom Meeting
  5. Summer Soccer

Citizens Comments:      None

Correspondence:          None

Public Hearings              None


  1. Agreement to Spend Highway Funds
  2. Payment of Claims

Resolution #5052020 Authorize Agreement to Spend Town Highway Funds

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Bliek

ADOPTED:  Ayes:  4   Smith, Lonneville, Bliek, Bender

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, Timothy Boerman, Highway Superintendent, has prepared an agreement to spend Town Highway Funds for 2020 as attached; now

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Marion Town Board accepts and approves said agreement and authorizes all members of the Town Board and Town Highway Superintendent to sign said agreement in duplicate and forward to the County Superintendent of Highway for his signature; and

BE IT 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 #5062020 Payment of Claims

On a motion by Councilman Bliek and seconded by Councilman Lonneville

ADOPTED:  Ayes:  4   Smith, Lonneville, Bliek, Bender

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.


General                                                       38.39

NW Phase I                                            12410.00

NE Phase I                                               3960.00

NW Phase II                                           21555.00

NW Phase III                                         13765.31

Ext #2 to Water #1                                  6627.50

NE III                                                      11357.50

Ext #1 to NE #1                                       9612.50

SE                                                          15084.37

Total                                                     $94410.57                   

With no further business, on a motion by Councilman Lonneville and seconded by Councilwoman Smith, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 11:27am.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting/Workshop:             Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 6:30pm

Meeting:                                 Monday, June 8, 2020 @ 6:30pm


Heidi M. Levan, Town Clerk/Clerk of the Board