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REGULAR MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

JANUARY 8, 2003

7:30 P.M.

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN         

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN

            TIMOTHY J. WALKER         -           COUNCILMAN (Absent)

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS PRESENT:

            Andrew C. Reilly of Wendel  -           Town Engineer (Absent)

            Ronald C. Maggs                     -           Superintendent of Highways

            Patrick M. Howard                 -           Chief of Police

            Paul Shephard                         -           Eden Emergency Squad (Absent)

            Paul Laing, Jr.                         -           Eden Fire Chief

            Kevin R. Schoenthal                -           East Eden Fire Chief

            Susan Brass                             -           Recreation Director (Absent)

            Mary Bailey                            -           Chairman Board of Assessors

Scott T. Henry                         -           Zoning Code Enforcement Officer

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            William Trask                         -           Town Attorney (Absent)

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            Anna M. Knack                       -           Administrative Assistant

            John Reid                                -           R & D Engineering

 

Call to Order:

           

            Supervisor Nellis called the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:30 P.M.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

            Supervisor Nellis led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by a moment of silence. 

 

 

Approval of Minutes:

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes December 11, 2002; There were none.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Town Board Minutes of December 11, 2002 as presented; seconded by CouncilmanVacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes of December 30, 20002; There were none.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the Town Board Minutes of December 30, 2002 as presented; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

Petitions:

 

            There were none.       

 

Budget Transfers:

 

            Supervisor Nellis read the following “Budget Transfers” from Account Park Deposits (T37) to Account A7110.4 for Plow for new Ford truck in the amount of $2,500.00, from Account A2680 to A4540.4 for Insurance claim for stolen pagers in the amount of $545.00 and from Account A9015.8 to A9030.8 for Social Security in the amount of $1,172.58.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the “Budget Transfers”; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Audit Bills:

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any questions on the “Audit of Bills” which are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  Supervisor Nellis added to the Capital Account the following vouchers for payment:

                                                STC Construction                    $91,124.00

                                                Janik Paving & Construction   $98,938.68

 

January 2002

 

DESCRIPTION

VOUCHER NUMBERS

 

AMOUNT

General Fund

1-12

$23,868.29

Highway Dept. Fund

--

--

Fire Dept. Fund

1-3

$1,594.65

Recreation Dept. Fund

1-2

$747.50

Refuse and Garbage Fund

--

--

Street Lights Fund

--

--

Water Fund

--

--

Trust & Agency Fund

--

--

Capital Fund

1-2

$190,062.68

Community Development

1

$23,869.`5

 

January 2002

Payables

 

General Fund

858-861

$1,110.29

Highway Fund

344-351

$3,327.74

Fire Fund

297-299

$205.70

Recreation Fund

202-203

$62.96

Street Light

34

$3,382.83

Water Fund

23

$4,019.02

 

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the Audit of Bills as presented; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

Departmental Reports:

 

            Department reports for the month of December 2002 were presented by Kathy Keller for Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad; Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief; Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief; Patrick Howard, Eden Police Chief; Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways; Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk; Scott Henry, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer; Mary Bailey, Chairman Board of Assessors.  All reports are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief asked the Town Board for approval of the following Officers for 2003:

 

            Paul Laing, Chief                                             John Jacobs, President

            David Cole – 1st Asst. Chief                           Randy Lauber, Vice President

            Matthew Colvin – 2nd Asst. Chief                   Thomas Schreiner – Treasurer

            Steven Skalski-Captain                                   Chris Bardsley-Treasurer

            Richard Greeley – 1st Lt.                                 John Gavin – Secretary

            David Rice – 2nd Lt.                                        Kevin Budziszewski – Trustee

            Clyde Colvin – Safety Officer             William Sickau – Trustee

            Daniel Howles – Safety Officer                      Tammy Stressing – Trustee

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Officers for 2003 for the Eden Fire Department; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief requested permission to take fire equipment out of the fire district for mutual aid, repairs, training, funerals and parades at the discretion of the Chief or officer in charge for both the Eden Fire Department and East Eden Fire Department.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to allow the Eden and East Eden Fire Department to take fire equipment out of the fire district for the above-mentioned reasons; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief requested approval for Matthew Colvin and Steven Skalski to attend the F.D.I.C. (Fire Department Instructors Conference) in Indianapolis, Indiana on March 31, 2003 to April 5, 2003 with a total cost of $1,000.00.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel at approve attendance to the F.D.I.C. in Indianapolis, Indiana for Matthew Colvin and Steven Skalski from March 31, 2003 to April 5, 2003 with a total cost of $1,000.00, which was a budgeted item; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief requested to remove the name of Kenneth Spence from the active roster.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to remove the name of Kenneth Spence from the active roster; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

           

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief requested an additional light be added to the existing flagpole in front of the Town Hall to illuminate the front of the Fire Hall.  Discussion ensued regarding the initial and monthly cost.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to proceed with the project and determine the cost; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Paul Laing, Eden Fire Chief recommended that the Town Board approve the removal of the fire alarm systems from their fire hall for the Eden Central Schools and The Waters of Eden Nursing Home. 

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that a letter would be sent to the Eden Central School District and The Waters of Eden that as of June 30, 2003 the Eden Fire Hall will no longer monitor their fire alarms.

 

            Kathy Keller, Eden Emergency Squad asked the Town Board for approval of the following Line Officers for 2003:

 

                        Paul Shephard – Director

                        Kathy Keller – Deputy Director

                        Ken Franz – Rescue Captain

                        Bill Roach – ILS Captain

                        Lisa Kaufman – EMS Captain

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Line Officers for the Eden Emergency Squad for 2003; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief asked the Town Board for approval of the following Officers for 2003:

 

            Kevin Schoenthal – Chief                                Rick Kirst – Safety Officer

            Joe Armbruster – 1st Assistant Chief               Chris BrindA’mour – Safety Officer

            Andrew Breier – 2nd Assistant Chief              David Schreiber – Comm. Officer

            Roy Armbruster – Captain

            Chris Enser – 1st Lieutenant

            Scott Hunter – 2nd Lieutenant

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Officers for the East Eden Fire Department for 2003; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief asked the Town Board for approval of hall cleaning in the amount of $1,797.00 to John McCarthy.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve $1,797.00 for John McCarthy to clean the fire hall; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Ron Maggs, Highway Superintendent asked permission of the Town Board to help as needed with Eden’s Winter fest, which will be held February 7, 8 and 9, 2003.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to allow Ron Maggs, Highway Superintendent to help with Eden’s Winter fest on February 7, 8 and 9, 2003; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Ron Maggs, Highway Superintendent asked permission of the Town Board to approve the Agreement to Spend Town Highway Funds for 2003 in the amount of $231,200.00 for the general repair and improvement of highways including sluices, culverts and bridges.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Agreement to Spend Town Highway Funds for 2003 in the amount of $231,200.00 for general repair and improvement of highways including sluices, culverts and bridges; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis read the recommendation of the Recreation Board for the Award of Bid for Baseball Equipment, which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  The Recreation Board recommended the award to be divided amongst the three bidders for a total of $1,287.70.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Bid for Baseball Equipment in the amount of $1,287.70; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            John Reid, R & D Engineering gave a brief report regarding Water District #4.  The water mains are 25% complete and everything seems to be running on schedule.

 

New and Unfinished Business:

 

1.)   Association of Towns, Re:  Annual Meeting – Certificate of Designation

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that the 2003 Training School and Annual Meeting of

The Association of Towns will be held at the Hilton New York & Towers, New York City, February 16-19, 2003.  This is a training session for town officials.  The following individuals are planning on attending the conference:  Councilwoman Pew, Councilman Vacco, Councilman Tim Walker, Supervisor Glenn Nellis, Assessor Bob Pietrocarlo, Police Chief Pat Howard, Town Justice Michael Cooper, Planning Board Vice-Chairman Dennis Brawdy and possibly another Planning Board member.

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town Board must designate a Voting Delegate and Alternate Voting Delegate to attend the Annual Business Session of the Association of Towns of the State of New York.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to designate Vincent V. Vacco, Councilman as Voting Delegate and Glenn R. Nellis, Supervisor as Alternate Voting Delegate; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

2.)   Approval of Annual Report of Eden Conservation Advisory Board

 

Supervisor Nellis read the Annual Report of the Eden Conservation Advisory

Board for the year 2002, which is submitted in accordance with Article 12-F of the General Municipal Law for the Town Board’s approval and submission to the New York State Commissioner of Environmental Conservation.

 

            Frank Mantione, ECAB Chairman stated that in addition he would like to thank Mike & Mary Jane Bolo for the excellent job with the Blue Bird workshop that has become an annual event.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to accept and approve the Annual Report of the Eden Conservation Advisory Board; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

3.)   Appointments/Reappointments

 

Resignations:

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that he has received two (2) resignations.  They are

K. Mike Sawicki, Town Prosecutor and Dave Pew, member of Drainage Committee.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to accept the above-mentioned resignations; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Appointments:

 

            Supervisor Nellis recommended the following appointments:

 

            John Bauer                  Chairman Assessment Board of Review         5-year term

            Don Schreiber, Jr.       Economic Development Committee                3-year term

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to accept the above-mentioned appointments; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

4.)   Approval of Attorney for Water District No. 4 Project

 

Supervisor Nellis read a request from Bill Trask, Town Attorney for authority to

hire Darryl Colosi, Esq. of the law firm Hiscock Barclay Saperston Day to assist as outside counsel on the condemnation proceedings required to get title for the Water Tank on a portion of the Michael Webber property at 3082 Kulp Road.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve hiring Darryl Colosi, Esq. for assistance to Bill Trask, Town Attorney for the above-mentioned proceedings; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

 

            No report.

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            There were none.

 

Adjournment:

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 8:35 P.M.

 

Executive Session:

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board Meeting at 9:00 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Hultquist

Town Clerk    

 

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