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REGULAR MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

MARCH 14, 2001

7:30 P.M.

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

            EDWARD C. KRYCIA, JR.   -           COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN         

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN

 

DEPARTMENT HEADS PRESENT:

            Andrew C. Reilly of Wendel  -           Town Engineer

            Ronald C. Maggs                     -           Superintendent of Highways

            Patrick M. Howard                 -           Chief of Police

            Paul Shephard                         -           Eden Emergency Squad

            William H. Laing                    -           Eden Fire Chief (Absent)

            Kevin R. Schoenthal                -           East Eden Fire Chief

            Susan Brass                             -           Recreation Director

            R.Ferris Randall                     -           Chairman Board of Assessors (Absent)

Scott T. Henry                         -           Zoning Code Enforcement Officer

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            William Trask                         -           Town Attorney

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            DianaRae Walker                    -           Deputy Town Clerk

            Anne Knack                             -           Administrative Assistant

           

 

Call to Order:

           

            Supervisor Nellis called the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:35 P.M.

 

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

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

 

 

Presentation:

 

            Supervisor Nellis and the Town Board members presented a Resolution to the Eden Raiders Boys Volleyball team in recognition for winning the Inter-Sectional Class C State Championship.  Supervisor Nellis read the certificate and presented it to the team captain.

            Supervisor Nellis and the Town Board members then presented to the Eden Raiders Girls Volleyball team in recognition for winning the New York State Class C State Championship.  Supervisor Nellis then read the certificate and presented it to the team captain.

            After the presentation to the volleyball teams, Supervisor Nellis stated that Legislator Jeanne Chase was present and asked her to come forward.

            Legislator Chase presented to Susan Brass, Recreation Director a check for $2,500.00 and also the Eden Chamber of Commerce in the amount of $1,000.00.  Legislator Chase explained that the monies for the Recreation Department were to bring the Town of Eden swimming pool up to code and for the Eden Chamber of Commerce to assist in the economic development in the town.

            Councilman Vacco noted that two students from Eden have recently earned the highest ranking of Eagle Scouts, Vern Impey & Aaron Christ and the Town Board congratulates these students on their accomplishment.

 

 

 

Approval of Minutes:

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes of February 14, 2001, there were none.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the Town Board Minutes of February 14, 2001 as presented; seconded Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town Board Minutes of February 28, 2001 were waiting for some information that needed to be added and that the Town Board members have not had an opportunity to review them.  Supervisor Nellis requested that to give the Town Board members a chance to review the February 28, 2001 Town Board Minutes that they be taken care of next month at the April 4, 2001 Town Board meeting.

 

 

           

Petitions:

 

            There were none.

 

 

 

Budget Transfers:

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that there was one Budget Transfer of money to the operational account of D5130.2 from account D9950.9 for the purchase of a “Brush Chipper” from State bid in the amount of $14,895.00.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the Budget Transfer as stated by Supervisor Nellis; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.      

 

 

 

Budget Amendments:

 

            Supervisor Nellis state that there were two “Budget Amendments”; the first was from account A2025 to A7150.1 in the amount of $800.00 for Water Aerobics and from account A2372 to A1440.4 in the amount of $153.56 for Master Plan money received from the County.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the Budget Amendments as stated by Supervisor Nellis; seconded Councilman Zittel; 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.  There were none.

 

 

 

March 2001

 

DESCRIPTION

VOUCHER NUMBERS

 

AMOUNT

General Fund

96 – 168

$54,543.91

Highway Dept. Fund

35 – 71

$61,457.65

Fire Dept. Fund

28 – 53

$19,982.39

Recreation Dept. Fund

12 – 22

$3,915.51

Refuse and Garbage Fund

3 – 4

$42.750.70

Street Lights Fund

2

$2,622.49

Water Fund

2 – 3

$4,075.91

Trust & Agency Fund

-

$0

Capital Fund

-

$0

Community Development

-

$0

 

 

March 2001

Payables

 

DESCRIPTION

VOUCHER NUMBERS

 

AMOUNT

General Fund

837

$315.40

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew 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 March 2001 were presented by Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad; Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief for both East Eden and Eden Fire Departments; Patrick Howard, Eden Police Chief; Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways; Ellen Parker of Wendel Duchscherer for Andrew Reilly, Town Engineer; William Trask, Town Attorney; Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk; Scott Henry, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer; Susan Brass, Recreation Director.  All reports are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

 

            After Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad completed his report; Supervisor Nellis extended the Town Board’s appreciation to the “Top five duty hours in February, Brent Hardy, Deb Dias, Peter Putnam, John Scheffer and Cindy Smith.  The member of the month of February was Deb Dias.

           

            After Kevin Schoenthal completed his report, Chief Schoenthal requested the Town Board’s approval to send nine firefighters to the New York State Association Fire Chief’s at a cost of $1,295.00.  Chief Schoenthal explained that seven firefighters would be attending the Hands-on Training Program while two firefighters would attend the convention being held June 7-9 in Syracuse, New York.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to grant permission to Chief Schoenthal to send the nine firefighters to the New York State Association Fire Chief’s convention at a cost of $1,295.00 that is a budgeted item; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Also Chief Schoenthal requested approval to send the Fire Departments’ Itemized Budget out for bid with a bid opening date of April 6, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to schedule the bid opening of the Fire Departments’ Itemized Budget for April 6, 2001 at 4:00 P.M. in the Town Clerk’s office; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            After Chief Schoenthal presented William Laing, Eden Fire Chief’s report, Chief Schoenthal requested to add Brian Henry to the Eden Fire Department’s active roster pending his passing the OSHA physical and arson background check.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to add Brian Henry to the Eden Fire Department’s active roster pending his passing the OSHA physical and arson background check; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried. 

 

            After Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways completed his report; Mr. Maggs requested to change the bid opening date for Fuel and Related Services from March 12, 2001 to March 26, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Town Clerk’s office.  The bid opening date was changed because the legal notice was not published.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to rescheduled the bid opening date of Fuel and Relative Services from March 12, 2001 to March 26, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Town Clerk’s office; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Then Mr. Maggs requested permission to use $110,000.00 of the Highway Capital (Equipment) Reserve Fund to purchase a Cab and Chassis for a new plow truck.

 

            Councilman Krycia read and moved the following RESOLUTION:

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING SUPERVISOR GLENN R. NELLI TO EXPEND FUNDS FROM THE HIGHWAY CAPITAL (EQUIPMENT) RESERVE FUND OF THE TOWN OF EDEN, SUBJECT TO PERMISSIVE REFERENDUM.

 

The Town Board of the Town of Eden, duly convened in regular session, does hereby resolve pursuant to the provisions of Section 6-c of the General Municipal Law of the State of New York that the Town Supervisor of the Town of Eden be and is hereby authorized and directed to transfer from the Highway Capital (Equipment) Reserve Fund of the Town of Eden to the Highway Machinery Equipment Purchase Line, Account Number D5130.2, a sum not to exceed $110,000.00 from said Reserve Fund to purchase a Cab and Chassis for a new plow truck.

 

This resolution shall be subject to a permissive referendum, as permitted by law.

 

Seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Mr. Maggs also requested to set a bid opening date for the Cab and Chassis for the new plow truck on April 2, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to schedule the bid opening for the Cab and Chassis for the new plow truck on April 2, 2001 at 10:00 A.M. in the Town Clerk’s office; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Lastly, Mr. Maggs gave an update on the Town Hall parking lot and drainage project.  Mr. Maggs reported that last fall paving of the lot went to bid and none were accepted.  Mr. Maggs continued to report that the down spouts were never tied in so his department drew up specs on what they felt needed to be done to correct the drainage problem in the parking lot and had Town Engineer, Andrew Reilly look it over.

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to proceed with drainage work on the Town Hall parking lot, the first steps before paving the parking lot; seconded by Councilman Zittel.  Before being put to vote, Councilman Zittel thanked the Superintendent of Highways, Ronald Maggs and his department for putting their efforts forward on doing the work on the Town Hall parking lot.  Mr. Maggs also stated that he recommend digging some areas up in the parking lot to confirm the suspicions they have about what lies beneath. Lastly Mr. Maggs stated that the Highway Department would begin the work on the parking lot before their road repair season begins and weather permitting. After the brief discussion the Motion was put to vote; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:03P.M.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to open the public hearing to consider the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 1 (Revised) Right-to-Farm-Law; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the Public Hearing at 8:03 P.M.

 

 

 

8:00 P.M.

Public Hearing

 

To consider the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 1

(Revised) Right-to-Farm-Law

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that revisions were made on Sections 5 & Section 6 of Proposed Local Law No.1 based on comments made at a public hearing held January 24, 2001.  Supervisor Nellis stated that copies of the revised Right-to-Farm-Law were available in the Town Clerk’s office before tonight’s public hearing.  Supervisor Nellis then asked if there were any comments pertaining to the revised Right-to-Farm-Law.

            The following residents made comments:

 

Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road

Walter Henry of 7185 Sisson Highway

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to close the public hearing; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the public hearing at 8:10 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to re-open the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis re-opened the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:10P.M.

 

 

            Departmental reports continued with Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk and Scott Henry, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer.  Mr. Henry also reported that he attended a three-day seminar and completed a course on State codes.

 

 

 

New and Unfinished Business:

 

 

1.) Appointments

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that there were two re-appointments to the Eden Conservation Advisory Board for Chairman and Vice-Chairman and they were as follows:

 

Frank Mantione    -      Chairman

Kathy Hughes       -     Vice-Chairman

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the Conservation Advisory Board appointments as stated by Supervisor Nellis; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

2.) Water District No. 4 – Public Hearing April 4th at 8:00 P.M.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis reported that the surveyors were out today surveying the area of Water District No. 4.  Supervisor Nellis also reminded those present that at the February 28, 2001 Town Board meeting a public hearing was set for April 4, 2001 at 8:00 P.M. pertaining to Water District No.4.

 

 

3.) Recommendations from Planning Board

 

           

            Supervisor Nellis referred a letter from Mark Agle, Chairman of the Eden Planning Board pertaining to the Planning Boards approval of a Special Use Permit to Pamela Henrich for a landing area at 9952 Tice Road incorporating the self-imposed conditions together with any other conditions set at the public hearing.  A copy of the letter is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  Supervisor Nellis then requested that a public hearing be scheduled for April 4, 2001 at 8:15 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to schedule a public hearing regarding a Special Use Permit to Pamela Henrich for a landing area at 9952 Tice Road for April 4, 2001 at 8:15 P.M; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

4.) Bosse Lake Tim Tam Condominium Project

 

           

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Bosse Lake Tim Tam Condominium Project is the area over by North Evans just off Route 20 just past Shadagee Road and the Town Board has a Positive Declaration.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the adoption of the following resolution:

 

WHEREAS,   the Town of Eden has received a rezoning petition and conceptual site plan from Mr. John Bosse of the J.B. Land & Development Co., Inc. for approximately 41.86 acres of property located off of Southwestern Boulevard, south of South Creek Road, and

 

WHEREAS,   the applicant wishes to rezone portions of the property from PI (planned industrial) and RR (rural industrial) to HR (hamlet residential) and commercial/light industrial for the subsequent development of 60 + apartments and + 40,000 sq. ft. of commercial/office space and single family lots, and

 

WHEREAS,   in accordance with the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), the Town Board and Planning Board of the Town of Eden have reviewed the project and the Town Board acting as Lead Agency has conducted a coordinated review, and

 

WHEREAS,   based on this review the Town has determined that the project may have a significant impact on the environment for the following reasons:

 

1.     Drainage – there are known drainage problems in the area, which may be exacerbated by the development of the site, including the removal of woodlands and construction of impervious areas around the pond.

2.     Infrastructure – water and sewer facilities are located in the Town of Evans and must be extended into Eden for service.

3.     Fire Protection/Public Health & Safety – the Town of Eden Fire Department and Emergency Services will not be able to provide emergency services to the project site.

4.     Transportation – the connection to Southwestern Boulevard possible connection to Versailles Road is of concern as are issues of pedestrian and bicycle access.

5.     Character of the area – this project may have an impact on the existing Evans residential hamlet area, which would be in conflict with the Town of Eden Master Plan.  Also the project will consist of multiple uses, which may be in conflict with one another if not properly designed.

6.     Recreational Facilities – the addition of the many housing units in this rural area may adversely impact demands in the area.

7.     Impact on Land – this project may have a significant impact to the environmental features of the area such as loss of mature woodlands and impacts to the pond and wetland features of the property.

8.     Schools – this project may have an adverse impact on the Lakeshore School District.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Eden Town Board hereby issues a Positive Declaration in accordance with Part 617 of the implementing regulations pertaining to Article 8 (State Environmental Quality Review Act – SEQRA) of the Environmental Conservation Law, and thereby requests the completion of an Environmental Impact Statement, and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board directs the applicant to submit a Draft Scope to reflect the issues addressed in this Positive Declaration.

 

 

 

Seconded by Councilman Zittel; all “Ayes”; Motion carried

 

           

 

 

 

5.) Weller Phase II PIP

 

           

            Supervisor Nellis stated that he spoke with Andrew Reilly, Town Engineer who stated that he had received the Drainage Report on March 9, 2001 and reviewed the report.  Mr. Reilly requested additional information from the applicant’s engineer, which was received, however a preliminary review was done and Mr. Reilly stated that the Weller Phase II PIP may be acceptable, but a more thorough review is scheduled for the week of March 19th to provide a proper recommendation to the Town.

            Supervisor Nellis suggested to the Town Board members to approve the Weller Phase II PIP tonight with the condition that it has to be signed off by Andrew Reilly, Town Engineer for drainage.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the Weller Phase II PIP with the condition that it is signed-off by Andrew Reilly, Town Engineer, Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways and Scott Henry, Building Inspector for drainage and establishment of the appropriate bond with a final review by William Trask, Town Attorney; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:30P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to open the public hearing to consider granting a Special Use Permit to Brent Hardy to construct a pond at 2212 Eden-Evans Center Road; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the Public Hearing at 8:30 P.M.

 

 

8:30 P.M.

Public Hearing

To consider granting a Special Use Permit to Brent Hardy to construct a pond at 2212 Eden-Evans Center Road

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the request was referred to the Eden Planning Board for recommendation and a letter was received dated February 9, 2001 recommending to the Town Board to approve the Special Use Permit for Brent Hardy to construct a pond at 2212 Eden-Evans Center Road; a copy is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  Supervisor Nellis also stated that currently the Town of Eden has a “Moratorium on Ponds”, however before passage it was stated that any written requests received before passage of moratorium would be honored.

            Supervisor Nellis then asked if there were any comments from the public.  Anthony Lardo of 2171 Eden-Evans Center Road expressed his concerns about the purpose of the pond.  Mr. Lardo asked how large, how deep and how close to the property line would the pond be.  Mr. Lardo also stated his concerns about the direction of the pond’s over flow.

            Brent Hardy of 2873 Schoolview Drive, owner of the property of 2212 Eden-Evans Center Road where the pond is to be constructed.  Mr. Hardy stated that he is trying to raise his soil and use the pond for irrigation of trees and shrubs that he plans to grow.  Mr. Hardy also stated that the pond would be 150 feet x 200 feet, 350 feet from the road, about 40 feet from Fred Vidal’s property line and 228 feet from Mr. Lardo’s property line.  The depth of the pond may be 10 feet to 12 feet deep and the contractor has not decided the overflow direction at this time.  Mr. Hardy also stated that the pond would be behind the future house and currently he is clearing the front half of the approximately 15 acres of his property and is planning to let the back go.

            There were further questions from the Town Board members to clarify the information that Mr. Hardy provided.  Mr. Hardy restated the information.  Robert McDonough of 2240 Eden-Evans Center Road also expressed concerns about the direction of the over flow from the pond because of drainage and how it will be addressed by the Town.  Supervisor Nellis stated that the board at this time didn’t have an answer about the concern of drainage. 

            Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road asked whether any expertise has been requested from Soil & Water in regards to the over flow direction.  Lastly Mr. Lardo asked if there would be and inspection of the property because he strongly again expressed his concerns about the drainage of the over flow.

            Councilwoman Pew felt it would be a good idea to refer the information to the Drainage Committee and Eden Planning Board for further review.  Councilman Zittel and Councilman Krycia supported Councilwoman’s Pew suggestion of having the Drainage Committee and Eden Planning Board review the plans for the pond.

            Supervisor Nellis thanked those present for their input regarding the pond request.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to close the public hearing; seconded by Councilman Vacco, All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the public hearing at 8:45 P.M.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to open the public hearing to consider the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 3 creating an Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board pursuant to Section 485-b of the Real Property Tax Law; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the public heating at 8:45 P.M.

 

 

 

8:45 P.M.

Public Hearing

 

To consider the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 3 creating and Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board pursuant to Section 485-b of the Real Property Tax Law

 

           

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that it is required by State Law to create a temporary Board that would report to the Town Board possibly recommending amendments to the general law currently in effect. 

Gerald Maggs of 2763 First Street expressed his support in creating the temporary board and felt that it would be a good project that is long over due.  There was no further discussion.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to close the public hearing; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the public hearing at 8:55 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to re-open the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis re-opened the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:55P.M.

 

 

 

 

 

6.) Report on Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee and Hamlet Revitalization

     Committee

 

 

            Councilman Krycia reported that there was a full committee session and the committee discussed actions, which included the Conservation Easement Law and before setting a public hearing the committee would meet one more time. The Storm Water Law is in progress through the Drainage Committee and the Right-to-Farm Law was presented again tonight and the sidewalks along Route 62, Supervisor Nellis will be meeting with the State Department of Transportation on Monday March 19, 2001. The Economic Development Alliance and Chamber of Commerce updated the committee regarding the SBA loan program from the Certify Development Company.

            New items being discussed are Zoning Law updates and Subdivision updates and road overlays in regards to the open space inventory.  The next meeting would be held in May or June.

            After Councilman Krycia completed the informational report regarding the CPIC and HRC, Supervisor Nellis asked the Town Board members if they would like to consider any actions related to any items presented tonight.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to adopt Local Law No. 2 The Right-to-Farm Law; seconded Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to adopt Local Law No. 3 Creating an Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board pursuant to Section 485-b of the Real Property Tax Law; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that having the approval at hand requested permission from the Town Board members to set-up a six member Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to create the six member Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board that would consist of the Chairman of the CPIC, Councilman Krycia, who would also be Chairman of Industrial and Commercial Incentive Board; two designees of the Economic Development Committee; a designee of the Eden Chamber of Commerce; Andrew Reilly, as our Town Planner; a designee of the Eden Planning Board and a designee of the Eden School Board; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

Supervisor’s Report:

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis reported the Eden United for Community Needs Committee has been meeting in regards to a Family Support Center and Boys/Girls Club Community Center.  They are moving along meeting on a monthly basis.  The committee consist of  representatives of stake holders, such as representatives of the all three school buildings, the dean of students all have been active and churches have been invited to partake in the meetings.  They are taking a close look at having a boys and girls club, family center. They have met with the Boys/Girls Club Regional Director and have toured other facilities in the County such as the East Aurora Club.  There are ongoing discussions.  The Town and Schools are greatly involved in the discussions and process.

            Supervisor Nellis then reported that the Niagara Region Certify Development Corporation has been established to oversee loans program to small business.  The loan program was previously run out of Rochester, New York and the intent is that it will run out of the Erie County Commercial Development Agency.  Supervisor Nellis has been asked to become a member of this group.  It is to provide loan monies with a guarantee of 40% to small businesses and there are other stipulations and regulations of how the loans would be handled locally.

            Supervisor Nellis also stated that Fox Inc., our auditors has completed the Preliminary 2000 draft of the audit and have forwarded it to the State as required by law.

            Lastly Supervisor Nellis reported that the annual reports have been received from community concerns on Senior Care Management and from the Eden Library Board Directors. 

            Supervisor Nellis then turned to Councilwoman Pew who reminded those present that the E-Government Summit is being held March 29, 2001 from 7:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. in the Eden Town Hall and that everyone is welcomed.  Discussions will consist of the municipalities sharing ideas on advancing technology in municipalities. 

 

 

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road

 

 

Adjournment:

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to adjourn the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board and go into Executive Session for pending litigation; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 9:04P.M.

 

 

 

Executive Session:

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board at 10:00 P.M.

 

 

 

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

 

Mary Jo Hultquist

Town Clerk    

 

 

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