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REGULAR MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

EAST EDEN FIRE HALL

8097 EAST EDEN ROAD

EDEN, NEW YORK

MAY 10, 2000

7:30 P.M.

 

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

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

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN (Absent)

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN         

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN (Absent)

 

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

            Kevin R. Schoenthal                -           East Eden Fire Chief

            Susan Brass                             -           Recreation Director

            R.Ferris Randall                     -           Chairman Board of Assessors

Scott T. Henry                         -           Zoning Code Enforcement Officer

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            William Trask                         -           Town Attorney

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            DianaRae Walker                    -           Deputy Town Clerk

            Anna 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 for the East Eden firefighters who have served over the years. 

            Supervisor Nellis welcomed everyone to the Town Board Meeting and made special note of the students present in the audience.  Supervisor Nellis also noted that Councilwoman Pew and Councilman Zittel would not be in attendance due to personal reasons and that the Town Board had the required three members for majority.  Supervisor Nellis also thanked Chief Schoenthal for hosting the Town Board meeting.

 

 

Approval of Minutes:

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes of April 12, 2000.  There were none.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the Town Board Minutes of April 12, 2000 as presented; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis asked if there were any additions or corrections to the Town Board Minutes of April 26, 2000.  There were none.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to approve the Town Board Minutes of April 26, 2000 as presented; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

           

Petitions:

 

            There were none.

           

 

Budget Transfers:

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that there was one from Account SF599 to SF3410.4 to cover bills that Fox & Company LLP listed for the Town of Eden to be paid in the amount of $2,272.76.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the transfer of $2,272.76 as stated by Supervisor Nellis; 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.  There were none.

 

May 2000

 

DESCRIPTION

VOUCHER NUMBERS

 

AMOUNT

General Fund

228 – 290

$36,953.11

Highway Dept. Fund

95 – 117

$19,302.69

Fire Dept. Fund

88 – 111

$10,425.06

Recreation Dept. Fund

35 – 55

$5,421.46

Refuse and Garbage Fund

8 – 10

$30,067.46

Street Lights Fund

7

$6,516.14

Water Fund

10 – 12

$4,145.33

Trust & Agency Fund

1

$760.32

Capital Fund

3 – 4

$23,311.08

Community Development

-

$0

 

 

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

 

 

Departmental Reports:

 

            Department reports for the month of May 2000 were presented by Susan Brass, Recreation Director; Kevin Schoenthal, East Eden Fire Chief; Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad; William Laing, Eden Fire Chief; Patrick Howard, Eden Police Chief; Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways; Andrew Reilly, Town Engineer; William Trask, Town Attorney; Mary Jo Hultquist, Town Clerk; Supervisor Nellis for Scott Henry, Zoning Code Enforcement Officer; R.Ferris Randall, Chairman Board of Assessors.  All reports are on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

            Susan Brass, Recreation Director after presenting her report requested that the bid for the Town Pool Chemicals for the 2000 season be awarded to Fisher Pools Inc. in the amount of $2,181.60 that was budgeted in the current approved operating budget.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to award Fisher Pools Inc. the Town Pool Chemicals for the 2000 season in the amount of $2,181.60 as recommended by the Eden Recreation Advisory Board; seconded by Councilman Krycia.  Following a brief discussion regarding that three bid packages were sent out and only two returned and that the amount was in the current budget the Motion was put to vote.  All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Councilman Vacco asked James Brass the status of equipment being serviced.  Mr. Brass reported that they are still waiting for the tractor and that the truck is in process. 

            Chief Schoenthal also reported that the East Eden Fire Company would be doing a “hydrant detail”, clearing the hydrants of debris on Monday May 15, 2000.  Chief Schoenthal also stated that there was a good turnout for the “Motorcycle Rally” held in East Eden.  Lastly Chief Schoenthal reported that the floor in the East Eden Fire Hall had been completed with the help of Councilman Vacco. 

            Supervisor Nellis also stated that on Sunday May 21, 2000 at 9:00 A.M. the Boston, Colden, East Eden Fire Council Memorial Breakfast is being held and is being hosted by the East Eden Fire Company.

 

            Councilman Krycia moved the following RESOLUTION:

 

WHEREAS, the East Eden Volunteer Fire Company is hosting the Boston/Colden/East Eden Fire Council Memorial Breakfast on Sunday, May 21st at 9:00A.M.; and

 

WHEREAS, the purpose of the breakfast is to honor all the volunteer firefighters that have served these departments over the many years;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Board of Eden passes this Resolution commemorating this breakfast and all the firefighters who have served in these fire companies by designating Sunday May 21st as Boston/Colden/East Eden Fire Council Day in the Town of Eden.

 

Seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; the Resolution was adopted.

 

            After Paul Shephard, Eden Emergency Squad presented his report; Supervisor Nellis noted that a letter was received from Mike Bolo of 9998 Clarksburg Road thanking the Emergency Squad and the Police Department for their response to a 911 call.  Mr. Shephard also noted that Mr. Bolo placed a thank you ad in the Eden-North Collins Penny Saver.

            Patrick Howard, Eden Police Chief also reported that on May 20, 2000 a bike rodeo will be held in the Town Hall parking lot and on May 27, 2000 in the Eden Heights parking lot, permission to hold these events were granted at the April 26, 2000 Town Board meeting.

            Ronald Maggs, Superintendent of Highways also reported that the Highway Department has started some of its summer roadwork such drain tiling, recycling, re-grading and repaving.  The Highway Department has also completed the second brush pick-up for the spring and there will be a third brush pick-up the first week of June.  Mr. Maggs stated that he is in receipt of a letter with pictures pertaining to the shoulders on Jennings Road so he will be forwarding the pictures and a letter from him to the County.

            Mr. Maggs also reported that the Snow Removal Contract with Erie County is in negotiations for another five years and at the last Superintendent of Highway meeting it was suggested that each town do a Resolution supporting the Snow Removal Contract.  This Resolution will be introduced under “New Business” tonight.

            Lastly Mr. Maggs reported that the County has been cutting shoulders on East Eden Road and paving the centerline on Bauer Road.

            Town Engineer, Andrew Reilly reported that he attended the Planning Board Meeting last week and reviewed two-minor sub-division.  Mr. Reilly reported that Carmen DeRosa met with Superintendent of Highways, Ronald Maggs regarding a study of the parking lots for the Library and Town Hall at a cost of up to $500.00.  Mr. Carmen is proposing three options to pave the parking lots.  Mr. Reilly stated that a survey would be needed for the Town Hall parking. 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve up to $500.00 for a study on the parking lots for the Library and the Town Hall; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to close the Regular Session of the Eden Town Board for the 8:00P.M. Public Hearing; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Supervisor Nellis then closed the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 8:02 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to open the Public Hearing for Proposed Local Law Town of Eden – No. 2-2000 regarding extending the date to attain age 65 from June 1st to December 31st for partial tax exemption eligibility for persons 65 years of age or older; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the Public Hearing at 8:02 P.M.

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

8:00 P.M.

Proposed Local Law No. 2-2000

Extending the date to attain age 65 from June 1st to December 31st for partial tax exemption eligibility for persons 65 years of age or older.

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis explained the purpose of the public hearing was to receive any input from residents pertaining to Proposed Local Law No. 2-2000.  Supervisor Nellis then turned to Chairman Board of Assessors, Ferris Randall who stated that the Assessor’s office felt that with the STAR Program application deadline being June 1st, that the eligible age of 65 to receive the tax saving should be extended to December 31st to include all residents turning 65 in the application year.  Town Attorney, William Trask explained that currently residents must attain age 65 by June 1st of the application year and Local Law No. 2-2000 would allow residents that turn 65 by December 31st to apply for the Enhanced STAR Program in the application year, which would need to be filed by the June 1st deadline of the application year.            

            There was no further discussion pertaining to Local Law No. 2-2000.

 

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

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis re-opened the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 8:05 P.M.

 

            William Trask, Town Attorney asked for a brief Executive Session to update the Town Board and Superintendent of Highways on a personnel matter.

            After Town Clerk, Mary Jo Hultquist presented her report, Councilman Vacco remarked on the Town Clerk’s office renovation project stating that it was outstanding and Councilman Vacco thanked Mrs. Hultquist, Martin Szal and her staff for the remarkable work that has been done.

            Zoning Code Enforcement Officer, Scott Henry also reported that he met with a representative of ISO (Insurance Service Organization) and went thru the questionnaire and evaluation of the building Codes and their effectiveness.  Mr. Henry felt that the Town should hear in the next month or so the results.  The rating system goes up to ten and this is a national program and because New York State is one of two states with its own code, the maximum that the Town can achieve is seven so New York State is penalized because the State has its own state code.  Supervisor Nellis asked what the 33 inspections encompassed from Mr. Henry’s report.  Mr. Henry explained that the inspections include 5 or 6 inspections of new dwellings that at times there is a need to return to the site to re-inspect an area, it also includes 2 or 3 with garages and or buildings.

            Chairman of the Board of Assessors, Ferris Randall reported that the applications for the exemptions have been coming in slow with the deadline of June 1st.  Mr. Randall also noted that a digital camera has been purchased to enable the Assessors to take pictures around town and place them on the computer.

            After the Departmental Reports were completed, Supervisor Nellis added four items to the agenda.  They were as follows:

 

  9.) Local Law No. 1-2000   

10.) Resolution for Snow Removal Contract

11.) Set Public Hearing for Special Use Permit: Eden Valley       

       Trailer Park

12.) Local Law No. 2-2000

Executive Session

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to close the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board for the Public Hearing; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to open the Public Hearing for the request for Special Use Permit for a two family dwelling at 8472 North Main Street; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the public hearing at 8:15 P.M.

 

 

 

PUBLIC HEARING

8:15 P.M.

Request for Special Use Permit for a two Family Dwelling at 8472 N. Main Street

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town Board had received from the Eden Planning Board their recommendation of approval of the Special Use Permit for Dr. Franklin Meyer for a two family dwelling at 8472 North Main Street contingent upon receiving a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals.  Supervisor Nellis noted that the Zoning Board is meeting next week.  Supervisor Nellis then asked the audience for any of their comments.  Linda Meyer of 8014 North State Road read a letter from a neighbor of Dr. Franklin Meyer, Richard & Delores Richter of 8510 North Main Street stating that they had no objection to Dr. Meyer’s making a two family dwelling at 8472 North Main Street.  A copy of the letter is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  There were no further comments regarding the Special Use Permit request.

 

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

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis re-opened the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 8:18 P.M.

 

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve a Special Use Permit to Dr. Franklin Meyer for a two family dwelling at 8472 North Main Street contingent upon receiving a variance from the Zoning Board of Appeals; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All- “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

1.) Flood Mitigation Plan Report - Review

 

 

            Greg McCorkhill of URS Greiner presented the Flood Mitigation Plan Report that was available for public review at the Eden Library and the Town Clerk’s office.  The Flood Mitigation Plan Report consists of verbiage and maps pertaining to the study done by URS Greiner.  Mr. McCorkhill reviewed the contents of the proposed Flood Mitigation Plan, how it was prepared, what purpose it would be used for, where the Town would need to go from here, and also the findings from the study.  URS Greiner began their study by reviewing flooding problems and inventoried the hazards.  URS Greiner then reviewed the mitigation alternatives that are tailored specifically to the Town of Eden and the conditions that are identified within the drainage corridors of the town.  From the alternatives, recommendations are prepared and the implementation plan for future use of the mitigation plan and then review of funding alternatives.   The benefits of preparing a flood mitigation plan include eligibility for the Town in obtaining funding for mitigation alternatives; the plan would also make the Town eligible for reduction in flood insurance rates.  Without the plan in place there is funding that the Town would not be eligible to receive. 

            Mr. McCorkhill continued his presentation by explaining the process in which the study was completed.  He reviewed maps that were prepared and explained the areas that were identified as flood prone areas.  The areas were identified through the use of the questionnaires that were sent out to the Town of Eden residents. Mr. McCorkhill stated that there was a good response of 50 % plus from residents.  He also stated that it was a very good response and that residents also included photos of previous flooding in some of the areas that were identified as flood prone areas but not necessarily currently identified as a flood hazard area. 

 

            The six areas identified as flood prone areas are as follows:

 

1.)   Eighteen Mile Creek at New Oregon Road

2.)   Eighteen Mile Creek at Yochum

3.)   Eighteen Mile Creek up and downstream of Route 62

4.)   Rythus Creek

5.)   Eighteen Mile Creek Tributary crossing March and Schreiber Roads, from upstream to the Schoolview Road area

6.)   Franklin Gulf crossing Larkin Road south of Sandrock Road

 

 

Mr. McCorkhill stated that once the draft report is finalized and approved by the Town Board, the Flood Mitigation Plan could be submitted to FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) and SEMO (State Emergency Management Office) and once reviewed and accepted by FEMO & SEMO the Town can apply for additional funding.  

After Mr. McCorkhill finished his presentation he asked for questions from the audience. Wilbert Smutz of 3094 East Church Street, Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road, and Richard Szalasny of 3049 Blepknap Road asked questions.

Town Engineer, Andrew Reilly stated his concerns about the consequences that the Flood Mitigation Plan could have on the development of the Town.  As expressed in the proposed Town Comprehensive Plan Mr. Reilly suggested the need to go over the items and work with the Town Board to minimize the consequences that the plan could cause to development. 

Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town Board would take the suggestions made under advisement regarding the Flood Mitigation Plan for the Town of Eden and look to the Town Drainage Committee for guidance.

                                   

 

 

12.) Local Law No. 2-2000

 

 

Referring back to the Public Hearing pertaining Local Law No. 2-2000, Supervisor Nellis stated that Local Law No. 2-2000 would need to be taken up tonight for Mr. Randall to move along with any paperwork to extend the date of eligibility for the Enhanced STAR Program.

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to adopt Local Law No. 2-2000 extending the date to attain age 65 years of age from June 1st to December 31st for partial tax exemption eligibility for persons 65 years of age or older; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

2.) Flood Mitigation Study – Approval of partial payment to URS Greiner

 

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the Town received an invoice in the amount of $3,500.00 for the continuation of their work pertaining to the Flood Mitigation Study.  Supervisor Nellis stated that this was the second payment request received by the Town from URS Greiner with approval by the Drainage Committee.  Supervisor Nellis looked to two of the members present, Ron Maggs and Scott Henry to confirm the Drainage Committee’s approval of the second payment.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve partial payment to URS Greiner in the amount of $3,500.00 for the Flood Mitigation Study; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

3.) Results of Itemized Fire Equipment Bid

 

 

            Chief William Laing read the following item specifications that were put to bid by the Eden Fire Department and requested approval of those listed.

 

 

 

Eden Fire Department Item Specifications

           

ITEM #

ITEM

VENDOR

QTY

AMOUNT

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

2 Akron Pyrolite shutoff (model #1443)

RC Fire Equipment

2

$707.90

$707.90

2

1 Akron Piston Intake Valve (model #7980)

RC Fire Equipment

1

$838.95

$838.95

3

2 Scott Pak-Alert SE Integrated Pass Alarm

Lane Fire & Safety

2

$429.00

$429.00

4

6 Morning Pride Lite Force V Helmets

KBR Enterprises

6

$792.00

$792.00

5

8 50’ lengths of 13/4 “ Fire Hose

RC Fire Equipment

8

$772.00

$772.00

6

1 Homelite Generator Model LR4300

Eden Tractor

1

$695.00

$695.00

7

1 Pro/Pak Foam System Model #UM12-NF

William Shoemaker

1

$582.00

$582.00

8

1 morning Pride Ultra Tails firefighting suit

KBR Enterprises

1

$5525.67

$5525.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to accept the bids for the Eden Fire Department Fire Equipment as stated by Chief William Laing, seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.          

 

            Chief Kevin Schoenthal read the following item specifications that were put to bid for the East Eden Fire Department and requested approval of those listed.

 

 

 

East Eden Fire Department Item Specifications

 

ITEM #

ITEM

VENDOR

QTY

AMOUNT

TOTAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Morning Pride Turn – out Gear

KBR Enterprise

6

$895.00

$5,370.00

2

Motorola Minitor Pagers

NO BIDS

3-5

-

-

3

4” L.D.H.

NO BIDS

500’

-

-

4

Gated Manifold

Lane Fire & Safety

1

$1,059.00

$1,059.00

5

Hydrassist Valve

RC Church

1

$769.50

$769.50

6

Scott Air Cylinders

Lane Fire & Safety

4-6

$634.75

$3,173.75

7

Pass Alarms (installed on new 2.2 paks)

Lane Fire & Safety

3

$428.25

$1,284.75

8

2-1/2 TFT

NO BIDS

1

-

-

9

Bullard Helmets

NO BIDS

6-12

-

-

10

Motorola Mobile Radio (high band radio installed in Engine #4

SAIA

1

$575.00

$575.00

 

11

Motorola Low Band Portable

NO BIDS

1

-

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the low bidders for the East Eden Fire Department Fire Equipment as stated by Chief Schoenthal; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

4.) Updates – Water Project Extensions No.s 3 and 4

 

            John Reid of R & D Engineering stated that Extension #3 has had closing and that everything is completed.  If there is any restoration that needs to be done there is a Maintenance Bond.

            Regarding Extension #4 all the environmental notices have been published and supplied to Rural Development.  Mr. Reid stated that the Town of Eden is on the list.  Mr. Reid explained that there is a national competition this summer where President Clinton wanted to get water to all rural areas by the year 2000.

            Supervisor Nellis added that the Town has been in contact with Assemblyman Smith regarding Extension #4.

 

 

5.) Comprehensive Master Plan Schedule

           

 

            Town Engineer Andrew Reilly reported that he is completing the draft of the plan and will be meeting with Department heads and committees to receive input before publishing a final draft of the Eden Comprehensive Plan.  Mr. Reilly wants full support from the Boards and Committees before going to the public with the draft.  Mr. Reilly also reported that the mapping and data is complete and the draft could be completed by June 1, 2000.  Mr. Reilly requested the ability to call for a public hearing at the June 28, 2000 Town Board Meeting to set for a date in July 2000. 

            Mr. Reilly also asked that copies of the final draft be available in several locations through out the Town to be available to the public. 

 

 

6.) Real Property Reassessment

 

            Discussion regarding Real Property Reassessment took place at the April 26, 2000 Town Board Meeting.  Ferris Randall, Chairman Boar of Assessors stated that back in 1998 reassessments were discussed but they were then postponed when the State spoke of doing annual assessments.  The State entices the municipalities by charging $5.00 per parcel, which would amount to $17,000.00 for the Town of Eden.  There is no State law that the assessments have to be done, however an update would keep properties equal.  The Assessors will look at all properties in the Town and will take pictures.  Mr. Randall recommended that the reassessments be done and be done possibly every year.  Councilman Krycia commented that Dave Wilkins who gave a presentation at the April 26, 2000 meeting stated that “the project never ends” and it will keep assessments updated.

 

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

 

RESOLUTION REQUESTING STATE ASSISTANCE FOR A

REASSESSMENT PROJECT FOR THE TOWN OF EDEN,

NEW YORK  14057

 

WHEREAS,   the Town of Eden has undergone the revaluation of real properties within

                        the Town in 1994, the Town feels that it is necessary to conduct a

                        reassessment project of all properties for the 2001 assessment roll to

                        maintain a uniform standard of assessment for the Town; and

                                               

NOW, THEREFORE, it is hereby

 

RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Eden, New York, that the Town of

                        Eden hereby requests State assistance, specifically from the NYS Office

                        of Real Property Services, to help do a reassessment project to maintain

                        a uniform standard of assessment in accordance with Section 305 of the

                        Real Property Tax Law; and it is further

 

RESOLVED,  that the Supervisor is hereby authorized and directed to expend the

                        necessary funds for the preparation of said plan and the establishment

                        and maintenance of the Real Property Improvement Program.

 

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

 

 

 

7.) Restoring Vital Records Book – Minutes Book from 1943 to 1946

 

            Supervisor Nellis reported that he had received from Mary Jo Hultquist; Town Clerk a letter dated April 25, 2000 requesting the restoration of a Vital Records Book in the amount of $678.00.  The book chosen is the Minutes Book from 1943-1946 to be restored by Joe Degnan of Brown’s River.

 

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the restoration of the Minutes Book from 1943-1946 at a cost of $678.00; seconded by Councilman Krycia.  Before being put to vote Councilman Vacco asked Mrs. Hultquist why are they not being placed on computer disc or microfiche?  Mrs. Hultquist explained that Brown’s River take the book and restore the book by preserving the pages and the process is done every year on a selected book.  After the brief discussion the Motion was put to vote All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

 

 

 

8.) Reappointments to Economic Development Committee – Bill Carpenter & Don Schreiber, Jr.

    

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that he had received a letter from Richard E. Minekime, Chairman of the Eden Economic Development Committee recommending the reappoint of C. William Carpenter and Don Schreiber, Jr. to the Eden Economic Development Committee.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to reappoint C. William Carpenter and Don Schreiber, Jr. to the Eden Economic Development Committee as recommended by the Chairman, Richard Minekime; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.       

 

 

9.) Local Law No. 1-2000 – Addresses on Buildings

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that a public hearing was held at the April 12, 2000 meeting comments that were made have been put in and were reviewed by William Trask, Town Attorney.  This is upon the recommendation of the Emergency Services committee.  Supervisor Nellis stated that the numbers should be three inches or larger in height and clearly legible from the road.  Councilman Vacco questioned how the residents would be notified.  Residents would be notified through a flyer.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to adopt Local Law No. 1-2000 pertaining to addresses on buildings; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

10.) Resolution – Snow Removal Contract

 

            Supervisor Nellis reviewed a letter from the Erie County Association of Town Superintendents of Highways, Inc. that stated that the Negotiations Committee of the Town Superintendent of Highways from Erie County held two special meetings concerning a new Erie County Snow Removal Contract.  A copy of the letter is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

 

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

 

            TOWN OF EDEN RESOLUTION SUPPORTING AN INCREASE IN

            REIMBURSEMENT RATES PER LANE MILE FOR THE NEW ERIE

            COUNTY SNOW CONTRACT.

                       

            WHEREAS,   the Erie County Association of Town Superintendents of

                                    Highways, Inc. is proposing the following increases for the

                                    new Erie County Snow Contract:

 

2000-2001           $1945 per lane mile

2001-2002           $2080 per lane mile

2002-2003           $2225 per lane mile

2003-2004           $2380 per lane mile

2004-2005           $2545 per lane mile

 

WHEREAS,   these increases appear to represent the rising costs of highway

                        labor and equipment plus the increase in fuel costs;

                                                           

THEREFORE, We, The Eden Town Board, support the Erie County

                        Association of Town Highway Superintendents of Highways,

                        Inc.’s proposed increases for the new Erie County Snow Contract;

                        And

 

FURTHER,    ask the appropriate officials of the Erie County Legislature and the

                        County Executive to approve these proposed increases.                                

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

 

           

11.) Set Public Hearing – Special Use Permit for Eden Valley Trailer Park

 

            Supervisor Nellis recommended that a public hearing be set for the Special Use Permit for Eden Valley Trailer Park for June 14, 2000 at 8:00 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to schedule the Public Hearing for the Special Use Permit for Eden Valley Trailer Park for June 14, 2000 at 8:00 P.M.; seconded by Supervisor Nellis; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

 

Supervisor’s Report:

           

            Supervisor Nellis reported that the Town was advised this week by the County of the replacement of the bridge on East Church Street just before Sisson Highway would take place in the year 2001 or 2002 in the April to October time frame.  The Emergency Services Department has been notified.  The consulting firm is TVGA through the NYSDOT and the County DOT would be the lead agency.  Supervisor Nellis stated that a public hearing would be held this summer by the County. 

            Supervisor Nellis also reported that on May 24, 2000 a public hearing would be held for Proposed Local Law No. 3-2000 pertaining to the partial tax exemption for residents 65 years or older.  Supervisor Nellis stated that there was a revision; the proposal is to consider a cost of living increase.

 

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            Joseph Klug of 7700 Bley Road

            Richard Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road

            Ruth Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road

 

Adjournment:

 

            Before adjourning the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board, Supervisor Nellis made special note that Scott Winter, a student from the high school, was the only student to remain to the end of the meeting.

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Regular Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 9:55 P.M.

 

 

Executive Session:

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board at 10:15 P.M.

 

Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

Mary Jo Hultquist

Town Clerk    

 

 

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