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Town Board meeting minutes 9-27-21

TOWN BOARD Meeting Notes

Marion Municipal Room

Monday, September 27, 2021

A Town Board meeting of the Town of Marion, Wayne County, NY was held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Marion Municipal Room.

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

PRESENT:         Joan Fisher, Councilwoman

LaVerne Bliek, Councilman

Deborah Smith, Councilwoman

Jolene Bender, Supervisor

ABSENT:          Ronald Lonneville, Councilman

IN PERSON ATTENDANCE: IN PERSON ATTENDANCE:  Jeff Cragg, Marion Chief Wastewater Treatment Operator; Caryn Devlin, Marion Historian; Julie Herman; Keith Mrzywka; Jennifer Hunter; John Lonneville; Robert Arrowood; Cole Restey; Josh Danne; Alexis Breen; Krystal Pagliuso; Isabela Vargas; Liam Morgan; Alyse Buirch; Tanya Hernandez; Alleyna Fulton.

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

Supervisor Bender started the meeting by reading 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 (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 Discussion:

  1. Jennifer Hunter – Marion Bi-centennial Presentation
  2. Tentative Budget – Presentation – Heidi Levan
  3. Federal Recovery Funds
  4. Upgrades Park
  5. Upgrades Town Hall

Jennifer Hunter, President of the Marion Historic Association and Chairman of the Marion Bicentennial committee gave a presentation to the Town Board in regard to Wayne County Bicentennial and activities the Marion Committee is planning.  Those plans include creating a time capsule, a parade in Marion and a Marion parade float which could also be used in the county parade.  Ms. Hunter is working on ideas for the float which would feature a variety of things in Marion from agriculture to historic landmarks.  Ms. Hunter also stated the Bicentennial committee is hosting a Marion Haunting in the Hamlet on Saturday October 23rd from 6-8pm.  Price is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 16.  For reservations, please contact Caryn Devlin at cdevlin@townofmarionny.com.

Supervisor Bender spoke next in regard to the Federal Recovery Funds.  These funds can now be used for making improvements to the Marion Town Park however are limited to outdoor improvements such as new playground equipment or landscape improvements.  One suggestion made by Supervisor Bender is to install a rubberized walking path around the town park or possibly in the woods.  Another idea is to plant trees on the north side of the park.  Councilwoman Fisher stated she will be looking into different possibilities in the near future.

Caryn Devlin next stated she has not received any information regarding the grant she applied for to repair the outside of the Town Hall.  She will report to the Town Board once she receives any information.

Jeff Cragg spoke next in regard to the Wastewater pump stations that need to have electrical upgrades.  Mr. Cragg stated Federal Recovery Funds can be used for this necessary update.

Town Clerk, Heidi Levan presented the 2022 tentative budget to each Town Board member and anyone in attendance who wished to receive a copy.  Copies of the tentative budget are available at the Town Clerk’s office.  Supervisor Bender thanked Department heads for their hard work on the budget.


 Professional Services Provider Allocation for the Electrical Upgrade of the Sewer Pump Stations

Resolution #1 Professional Services Allocation for the Electrical Upgrade of the Sewer Pump Stations

On a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilman Bliek

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

Nays:  0

The following resolution was adopted

WHEREAS, the Marion Town Board is looking to upgrade the electrical panels at the sewer pump stations and;

WHEREAS, according to the Town of Marion Procurement Policy

Guideline 6. Except when directed by the Town Board, no solicitation of written proposals or quotations shall be required under the following circumstances:

  1. c) Sole source situations and;

WHEREAS, when the Regional Sewer Plant is completed, the Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority will take control of managing the plant and;

WHEREAS, Wayne County Water and Sewer Authority is currently upgrading pump stations with a specific electrical panel to conform to the software used and;

BE IT RESOLVED, that Colacino Industries is the sole source to get these electrical panels.  The Town of Marion will utilize Colacino Industries for that purpose.

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

With no further business, on a motion by Councilwoman Smith and seconded by Councilwoman Fisher, Supervisor Bender closed the meeting at 7:06pm.

Next meetings are scheduled for:

Meeting:                         Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 6:30pm

Meeting/Workshop:       Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 6:30pm


Heidi M. Levan, Clerk of the Board



Marion Town Board