KRYCIA, JR.-COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)
Walker-Deputy Town Clerk
Call To Order:
Nellis called the Work Session of the Eden Town Board to order at
Pledge of Allegiance:
Nellis led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by a
moment of silence.
Nellis welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked that one item be added to the
agenda, Water Projects.
New and Unfinished Business:
2.) Water Projects
Nellis reviewed a letter received from the U.S. Department of Agriculture; New
York Rural Development dated January
24, 2000 and is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.The letter pertained to the Pre-eligibility
Determination Notification Water System Improvement Project regarding Water
District #4.The letter stated that the
proposed project is eligible for USDA, Rural Development, RUS
funding consideration and that the proposed project ranking score is 95 points,
meaning that the project is a priority and will be funded on a “funds
available” basis and the Town would be notified when the funds are available.
proposed project estimated funding is as follows:
The estimated EDU cost would be
$631.00 or 1.8% of the MHI ($35,040.00).The letter also stated that based upon the estimated funding package, the
Town may submit a full application for funding.
discussion regarding the availability of funds and John Reid of R & D
Engineering stated that there are a few programs between the Federal and State
Governments that could possibly help make funding available.
also explained that an archaeological study and report would need to be
completed as part of the application and as soon as there is a thaw the study
could be conducted.The archaeological
study is to determine whether areas have been previously disturbed and if not
and a site is found it would be excavated before anything could be done to the
site, however Mr. Reid indicated that if a site is found the Town has the
ability to move the lines to the other side of the road if necessary.Mr. Reid also noted that the lines would be
staked out, as would the tank sites.
Smutz of 3094 East Church Street
asked if Water District #4 was a brand new district.Supervisor Nellis stated “yes” and that it
has been a team effort with the work of John Reid, Anne Knack, William Trask,
Town Attorney and the residents of Water District #4 that has brought the
project to submitting the application for funding.
Bischof of 2840 Paxon Road
asked if all water districts have to go through an archaeological study.Mr. Reid answered that they do, however in
the case for Derby Road it
was determined by pictures that none was needed and that he tried for Water
District #4 and it was determined that a study was needed.
also expressed to the residents’ present that they again should send letters to
their congressman and senators regarding the need for water.Residents’ present also stated that they have
received responses via letters and phone calls from their representatives.
also reported that the hydrants on Ferrier Road
have been tested and they are functional and the Fire Department has been
notified.Supervisor Nellis stated that
he would make sure that the Fire Department is aware that the fire hydrants are
1.) Retirement Policy – Review & Approval
Nellis stated that the Town Board as part of an effort to establish personnel
polices has drafted a policy for Retirement Option for Accumulated Sick Days
for full-time employees not covered by Collective Bargaining Agreement.Supervisor Nellis reviewed the Town of Eden
Personnel Policy No. 1-2000 which is on file in the
Town Clerk’s office. Eligible employees would be full-time employees of the
Town of Eden with at least ten
years of full-time equivalent service.
Nellis stated that the policy has been reviewed and approved by the Town
Attorney, William Trask.
MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to approve the
Town of Eden Personnel Policy No.
1-2000, seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain?
– None; Motion carried.
Nellis reported that an informational workshop is scheduled for Wednesday February 16, 2000 at in the Town Hall regarding
Environmental Quality Incentives Program Grants available to Eighteenmile Creek
Watershed Farm Owners and Operators.Supervisor Nellis also noted that farmers in the Eighteenmile Creek
Watershed in ErieCounty
are eligible for “cost-share grants” through the USDA Environmental Quality
Incentives Program and those applications are accepted from January 18 through February 29, 2000.
Nellis also reported that the Master Plan meeting held January 13, 2000 was well attended and everyone
who attended that meeting will receive copies of notes from the meeting and
that additional copies will be available in the Supervisor’s office and the
Town Clerk’s office.Supervisor Nellis
also stated that the next Master Plan meeting would be held Thursday February 10, 2000 at in the Town Hall.
Nellis reported that a letter dated January
19, 2000 regarding the Community Development Block Grant for
$90,000.00 to acquire Recreation access road to Swartz Field was denied.
Nellis also stated that Local Community Training Program provided by Urban
Development are holding two meetings Saturday February 12, 2000 8:00 A.M. to
12:00 P.M. and Saturday February 26, 2000 8:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. at 465 Main
Street, Buffalo on the 5th floor.There will be additional workshops in March and May.
Supervisor Nellis reported that Belmont Shelter Corp. is offering free housing
counseling to answer questions regarding rental assistance, apartment searches,
housing opportunities, landlord/tenant rights, mortgage default or foreclosure
intervention, housing rehabilitation programs, budget/credit counseling, home
ownership programs, finding & evaluating mortgages and reverse
mortgages.Counseling will be available
at the HamburgTown
Hall on the 2nd & 4th
and the Community Action Organization in Angola
on the 2nd & 4th Friday between – .
Hearing of Visitors:
MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to adjourn the
Work Session of the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All –
“Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis adjourned the Work Session of the Eden Town Board at
of Eden, Town Hall, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, New York 14057-0156
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