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WORK SESSION MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

JUNE 25, 2003

7:30 P.M.

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN (Absent)

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN

            TIMOTHY J. WALKER         -           COUNCILMAN

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            Anna M. Knack                       -           Administrative Assistant

            John Reid                                -           R & D Engineering

 

Call To Order:

 

            Supervisor Nellis called the Work Session of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:30 P.M.  Supervisor Nellis then thanked Mary Lou Pew, Deputy Supervisor for presiding over the Town Board Meeting on June 11, 2003.

 

Pledge of Allegiance:

 

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

           

New and Unfinished Business:

 

1.)             Schedule a public hearing for the July 23rd Town Board Meeting – Town of Eden Proposed Local Law No. 6-2003 – An amendment to Town of Eden Zoning Local Law Section 225-39-I.

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that after much discussion at the June 11, 2003

Town Board Meeting regarding Building Permit No. 33-2003 for Town of Eden resident Patrick O’Connell, 2455 Shadagee Road, that the Town Board would set a Public Hearing to amend the Town of Eden Zoning Local Law Section 225-39-I.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to set the Public Hearing to amend Town of Eden Zoning Local Law Section 225-29-I for July 23, 2003 @ 8:00 P.M.; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None: Motion carried.

 

            The following residents had comments or questions regarding the amending of the Town of Eden Zoning Local Law Section 225-39-I:

 

Ruth Szalasny, 2048 Belknap Road

Phil Muck, 2763 Oakland Drive

Wilbert Smutz, 3094 East Church Street

 

 

2.)             Correspondence Re: Notification of Application to the New York State Liquor Authority for a Restaurant Wine License for Allison Cardarelli

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that correspondence had been received from

Patrick J. Kelleher, ABC Consulting Services regarding an application to the New York State Liquor Authority for a Restaurant Wine License for the premise located at 8571 Main Street, Eden, NY (as agent for a corporation to be formed).  Supervisor Nellis stated that this is informational in nature and is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to close the Work Session Meeting of the Eden Town Board for public hearing; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis closed the Work Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:00 P.M.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to open the Public Hearing to consider Proposed Local Law No. 5-2003 which amends Section 225-29 of the Zoning Code of the Town of Eden to adopt a new “Town of Eden Sign Regulation”; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Supervisor Nellis opened the Public Hearing at 8:00 P.M.

 

8:00 P.M.

Public Hearing

Proposed Local Law No. 5-2003

To amend Section 225-29 of the Zoning Code of the Town of Eden to adopt a new Town of Eden Sign Regulation

 

            Supervisor Nellis explained the purpose of the public hearing was to listen to any concerns or questions that citizens have.

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that he received an e-mail from Bill Trask, Town Attorney indicating that no further changes were made to the document at hand.

 

            Ed Krycia, Chairman of the Economic Development Committee stated that he worked with Drew Reilly, Town Engineer and Scott Henry, Building Inspector to amend the current Sign Regulation and make it more user-friendly and to enact the goals of the Master Plan.  At the present time the regulation is in the code, but spread throughout making it very difficult to understand.  The Committee used the Town of Newstead as a model and applied the existing code as framework. 

 

The following persons spoke and asked questions about the Proposed Local Law:

 

            William Agle, 7780 North State Road

            Phil Muck, 2763 Oakland Drive

 

            Discussion continued between the citizens and members of the Town Board.  Members of the Town Board and residents publicly thanked Ed Krycia and the Committee for all their efforts in changing the Sign Regulation.

 

All persons desiring to be heard, having been heard, Supervisor Nellis closed the Public Hearing at 8:18 P.M.

 

3.)             Formation of a Code Review Committee

 

Mary Lou Pew, Deputy Supervisor stated that the Town Board is requesting the

formation of a Code Review Committee to fine tune and define the code as it exists.  The Committee would exist of representation from the Town Board, other Town Committees and two (2) residents of the Town of Eden. 

 

            Councilman Walker stated that the code, as it exists is not user-friendly and newly adopted Town laws need to be added.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to approve the formation of the Code Review Committee; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

            Mary Lou Pew, Deputy Supervisor requested that the Town of Eden advertise in the “Eden Pennysaver” for volunteers that would be interviewed for the position.

 

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to advertise for volunteers for the Code Review Committee; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

 

            Supervisor Nellis requested an “Executive Session” at the conclusion of this meeting for contract and litigation.

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the sidewalk and pipe work at Shurfine is being completed at this time.

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            Ed Krycia, 7322 East Eden Road

            Ron Maggs, 2168 Hemlock Road

 

Adjournment:

 

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

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Work Session of the Eden Town Board at 8:45 P.M.

 

Executive Session:

 

Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board Meeting at 9:45 P.M.

 

                                                                                    Respectfully  submitted by,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Mary Jo Hultquist

                                                                                                Town Clerk

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