KRYCIA, JR.-COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)
Walker-Deputy Town Clerk
Anna Knack-Administrative Assistant
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 proposed to the Town Board members a change in dates for the March Town
Board meetings.Supervisor Nellis stated
that due to the Easter vacation weeks there would be no meeting held March 28, 2001 and April 11, 2001, the two meetings
would be combined on April 4, 2001.
MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to combined the March 28, 2001 and April 11, 2001 Town Board meetings on
April 4, 2001; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None;
Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis stated that there were two budget transfers, from account A1355.4 to
A909 in the amount of $4,719.92 for the Assessors computer equipment purchased
in 2000 and from account A1620.4 to A1620.2 in the amount of $50.00 for vacuums
for the Town Hall.
MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to approve the
Budget Transfers as stated by Supervisor Nellis; seconded by Councilman Krycia;
All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Resolution - Authorizing the Town to renew its Natural Gas
Cooperative Purchasing Agreement with the County
Nellis stated that the contract is the same as the current contract that the
Town has with ErieCounty.Supervisor Nellis felt that the desire of the
Commission of Public Works was to have an up-to-date contract with the current
commissioner and the CountyExecutive.Supervisor Nellis asked for authorization to
sign the renewal contract with the caveat upon further review of the Town
MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to authorize
Supervisor Nellis to sign the renewal contract for Natural Gas Cooperative
Purchasing Agreement with the County of Erie upon further review by Town
Attorney, William Trask; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed?
– None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Authorization for the Town of Eden
Emergency Preparedness Committee to attend conference
Nellis requested authorization for Robert Stickney and Maurice Dole,
Co-Chairmen of the Town of Eden Emergency Preparedness
Committee to attend the
“Statewide Mitigation Coordinators” conference being held by the State
Emergency Management Office in Utica, New
York on April 3rd and 4th.The conference expenses would be funded by
Project Impact funds.
MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to grant
permission to Robert Stickney and Maurice Dole, Co-Chairmen of the Town of Eden
Emergency Preparedness Committee to attend the “Statewide Mitigation
Coordinators” conference in Utica, New York on April 3rd and 4th;
seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None;
Schedule Public Hearing for April
Nellis stated that the Town’s Bond Council forwarded to the Town through John
Reid of R & D Engineering, a request and resolution to advertise for a
public hearing pertaining to Water District No. 4 on April 4, 2001 at
Nellis read the following Resolution:
Presentation and Discussion:
Dr. Ron Coan – Executive
Director, Erie County Industrial Development Agency
Dr. Coan introduced himself and
began his presentation by explaining what the Erie County Industrial
Development Agency (ECIDA) goals and objectives are.Dr. Coan gave some background information on
ECIDA and explained how the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) was
formed.It is a unique coalition of
local towns and development agencies uniting to provide a streamlined business
development delivery system for the region.Dr. Coan went on to explain the benefits for Town of Eden
joining the alliance.After completing
his presentation, Dr. Coan opened the floor for discussion.A copy of the handout that Dr. Coan passed
out is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.
ensued with questions from residents present.The following residents asked questions;
Wilbert Smutz of 3094
East Church Street
Mary Jane Bolo of 9998
William Carpenter of 3780
Councilman Krycia, Councilman Zittel and Councilman Vacco
stated questions and comments in favor of joining the EDA and negotiating a
the discussion Supervisor Nellis thanked Dr. Ron Coan for taking the time to
present to the Town of Eden the
information pertaining to the ECIDA and EDA.Supervisor Nellis requested a Motion to join the EDA and authorization
to negotiate a contract.
MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia who stated that
after reading over the information provided thoroughly that the Town of Eden
join the Economic Development Alliance (EDA) and authorize Supervisor Nellis to
negotiate a contract with the Erie County Industrial Agency (ECIDA); seconded
by Councilman Zittel who stated that he felt positive it was a gain for the
Town of Eden.Supervisor Nellis, Councilman
Krycia and Councilman Vacco were in agreement, the Motion was then put to vote;
All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis requested, because of the extensive paperwork required for Water
District No. 4, that Kathy McCarthy, part-time secretary in the Supervisor’s
office be approved to work as an independent contractor for the project.This arrangement would not make her a
full-time town employee with benefits but instead hire her beyond her town
employee hours to handle the secretarial paperwork for this important project.
MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve
hiring Kathy McCarthy as an independent contractor to support the additional
work for Water District No. 4; seconded by Councilman Zittel.There was a brief discussion that the
additional hours do not make Mrs. McCarthy’s town job description full-time and
does not include benefits.The additional
hours would be until the project is completed and the funding would be through
the grant for Water District No. 4.After the brief discussion the Motion was put to vote; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion
Vacco stated that while attending the New York State Association of Towns conference
in New York participated in a
session presented by the New York State Consumer Protection Board pertaining to
the “Do Not Call” telemarketing registry bill signed by Governor George E.
Pataki in October 2000.Councilman Vacco
stated that “Do Not Call” pre-registration forms would be available in the Eden
Library and Town Clerk’s office for those residents interested in having their
names appear on the registry to eliminate unwanted calls from
Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town of Eden
would be hosting the second summit on E-Government on March 29, 2001 at in the Town Hall and that the agenda would be available soon.
Hearing of Visitors:
MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to adjourn the
Work Session of the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilman Zittel; 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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