KRYCIA, JR.-COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)
Walker-Deputy Town Clerk
Knack-Administrative Assistant (Absent)
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 that everything may go well with the Eden Corn Festival.
New and Unfinished Business:
Nellis requested an Executive Session be added to the agenda for personnel and
1.) 2023 Derby Road
– Rezoning Request Decision
Nellis reviewed that for 2023 Derby Road
a request was received from the owners, Joseph and Julie Violanti requesting
the rezoning of 5 acres from General Industrial to Rural Residential for
purpose of building a single dwelling home.Supervisor Nellis referred to a letter received from Andrew Reilly, Town
Engineer and Town Planner supporting the rezoning.A Copy of the letter is on file in the Town
stated the rezoning application is for a five acre parcel that is presently
zoned General Industrial and is contiguous to a larger area zoned Rural
Residential.Mr. Reilly’s letter also
stated that the zoning or rezoning should be done in conformance with a
Comprehensive Plan and in the case of a community without a formally adopted
Comprehensive Plan, it should follow some orderly plan
or be based on well thought out reasoning.
Reilly’s letter further stated that the proposed Comprehensive Plan identifies
this area as being all “residential”.I
t acknowledges the past uses of the area, but does not recommend future
industrial uses in this area.Also the
predominant zoning in the area is Rural residential and the parcel is adjoining
to the existing Rural Residential.Mr.
Reilly therefore supports the rezoning of this property.
Planning Board’s decision was based on the combination of the proposed
Comprehensive Plan that calls for residential use in this area and that no
further industrial use is recommended there.
Nellis stated that the Town has checked on liability issues with the Town
Attorney, William Trask, who sees no legal liabilities for the Town and
recommends that the Town Board may approve the request.
MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to grant the
acceptance of the rezoning of five acres of 2023 Derby
Road from General Industrial to Rural Residential
subject to all proper paperwork being processed; seconded by Councilman Vacco;
All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
2.) Resolution on Highway Project
Nellis stated that the Highway Department received a grant the previous year to
use for improving the “Cold Storage Barn” to a “Warm Storage Barn”.A package was put together and sent to by the
Highway Department and in response to the package a letter was received stating
that the Town needed a Resolution authorizing Supervisor Nellis to enter into a
contract with the New York State Department of Transportation for administering
this $20,000.00 Legislative Initiative Grant.
was made by Councilman Vacco to approve the adoption of the following
SUPERVISOR GLENN R. NELLIS
TO ENTER INTO A
THE NEW YORKSTATE
LEGISLATIVE INITIATIVE GRANT
Town of Eden, specifically the Town
of Eden Highway Department, is
in need of a warm storage building for its highway
Town of Eden has requested a
legislative initiative grant to convert its
cold storage building into a warm storage facility; and
Town of Eden as been notified by
State Senator Dale M. Volker that
a Local Initiative Grant in the amount of $20,000.00 has
been approved by
Senate for the Town of Eden; and
NYS Department of Transportation will be administering our grant;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED:that the Eden
Town Board hereby
authorizes Supervisor Glenn R. Nellis to enter into a
contract with the
who will administer the $20,000.00 Legislative Initiative Grant
on behalf of the Town of Eden.
Seconded by Councilman Zittel; all “Ayes”; Motion carried
3.) Presentation/Discussion – Fire Hydrants – John Reid,
R & D Engineering
Reid of R & D Engineering began his presentation by explaining that New
adopted the “10 state standards” which is a guideline and part of the sanitary
code in New YorkState,
which states that fire hydrants are to be placed every 500 to 600 feet.
Professional engineers for the town must comply with the State Sanitary Code
before the State Health Department would approve any work.Any work pertaining to public water systems
must be approved by the State Health Department or County Health
Department.Mr. Reid further stated that
towns do not necessarily have to provide fire protection or fire hydrants; it
is the option of the community.The
residential usage would determine the need based on peak hour demands.
Reid further explained that the Erie County Water Authority has hydrant rental
rates, which include more than hydrant maintenance.A rate analysis was done and there are four
basic customer classes:
Separate all the cost and divide them
by allocations.The authority can only
raise revenues through the sale of water and charges such as hydrant rentals.Hydrant rentals should cover fire
protection.The only other ECWA revenue
covering fire protections are the industrial fire services.
Reid stated that Eden has its own
water tanks, but there are larger tanks that supply the water to them such as
Gunether Pump Station, Lakeview Pump Station and the Sturgeon Point Treatment
Plant.There are four larger tanks that
pump and move water back and forth across ErieCounty.These tanks are partially financed by the
hydrant rental rates.Mr. Reid suggested
that the Town might want to ask the authority to show how the hydrant rental
rate was developed.
was further discussion that in undeveloped areas a community may place T-
valvesevery 500 feet so that there is
not a fire hydrant rental rate charge until the area is developed and the need
of a fire hydrant is warranted.
also ensued of the possibility of eliminating fire hydrants in the newly formed
Water District #3.The point was brought
forth that to remove fire hydrants the cost would approximately be $2,000.00 to
$3,000.00.Currently for proposed Water
District #4 the design would have t-valves in areas where there is no need at
this time for a fire hydrant, however if those areas are developed in the
future then a fire hydrant could be installed at the time of development.Councilman Zittel stated that current fire
equipment that has been purchased to upgrade and better the fire equipment in Eden,
have the capability not to have fire hydrants spaced at 500 feet.Councilman Zittel also stated that he has
received input from the Fire Departments on where fire hydrants are needed in
proposed Water District #4.The Fire
Departments could review the design before installation of any fire hydrants
also was the cost that the Town of Eden is paying in rental fees for the fire
hydrants currently in town, that cost was stated at approximately $150.00 per
fire hydrant per year.
discussion concluded with that in the bid specs for Water District #4 would be
the cost to remove and store some of the fire hydrants in Water District #3 if
the Town so does decides to remove any of the fire hydrants.
Nellis had nothing to report.
Hearing of Visitors:
Szalasny of 3048 Belknap Road
MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to close the
Work Session of the Eden Town Board and enter into a brief Executive Session;
seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None;
Nellis closed the Work Session of the Eden Town Board at
Nellis closed the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board at
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