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WORK SESSION MEETING – EDEN TOWN BOARD

2795 EAST CHURCH STREET

EDEN, NEW YORK

OCTOBER 22, 2003

7:30 P.M.

 

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

            GLENN R. NELLIS                -           SUPERVISOR

            MARY LOU PEW                   -           COUNCILWOMAN (Deputy Supervisor)

            GEORGE F. ZITTEL              -           COUNCILMAN

            VINCENT V. VACCO            -           COUNCILMAN

            TIMOTHY J. WALKER         -           COUNCILMAN

 

OTHERS PRESENT:

            Mary Jo Hultquist                    -           Town Clerk

            Anna M. Knack                       -           Administrative Assistant

           

 

Call To Order:

 

            Supervisor Nellis called the Work Session of the Eden Town Board to order at 7:30 P.M.  Supervisor Nellis thanked Deputy Supervisor Pew for conducting the October 8, 2003 Town Board Meeting in his absence.

 

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.     Authorize a Map, Plan and Report for Drainage Work on Weller/Merrill

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that correspondence was received from Andrew

Reilly, Wendel Duchscherer regarding Weller Subdivision Culvert Installation, WDP No. 2851-03ES, which is on file in the Town Clerk’s office.  Wendel Duchscherer is prepared to begin work immediately upon authorization to proceed at a cost of $3,000.00.  Supervisor Nellis recognized 2 (two) residents from the Weller Drive area present and stated that a petition was received with 11 signatures to allow the Highway Superintendent on the property to take measurements if necessary for the drainage ditch.  Supervisor Nellis also thanked Lee Gawlick for all his effort in this project 

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Walker to approve the proposal as submitted and to approve the payment of $3,000 to Wendel Duchscherer for their services; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

·       Note – Mr. McDonald, 3236 Weller Drive asked the Town Board for this item to be included on the agenda for the up-coming Town Board Meeting.

 

2.     Community Development Block Grant – Project (s) Approval

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that the projects to be submitted for the Community

Development Block Grant in order of priority is as follows:

 

1.     Entranceway to Swartz Field

2.     East Church Street sidewalks

3.     Participation with Rural Transit Van Service

 

Supervisor Nellis then asked if there would be any discussion on the proposed

list.  Discussion continued between the Town Board and residents present, including Ruth Szalasny who proposed a building to be used by the Town Historian and to include archival records.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Walker to submit the list as proposed by Supervisor Nellis; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

  

3.     Extension of Moratorium – Telecommunications Facilities and Wind Energy Conversion Systems

 

Supervisor Nellis stated that a Public Hearing had been held at the October 8,

2003 meeting at the East Eden Fire Hall and everyone had an opportunity to speak at that time.  The Planning Board has recommended to the Town Board to extend the moratorium for the purpose of more time to study the issues.  A resident had submitted two books of information for consideration.

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to accept the extension of moratorium on the Telecommunications Facilities and Wind Energy Conversion Systems as recommended by the Planning Board; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

4.     Water Consortium Resolution

 

Councilwoman Pew read that following resolution:

 

TOWN OF EDEN RESOLUTION

IN SUPPORT AND FUNDING OF A

REGIONAL MAP, PLAN AND REPORT

TO EXTEND PUBLIC WATER SYSTEMS

TO SEVERAL COMMUNITIES THROUGHOUT

SOUTHERN ERIE COUNTY

 

WHEREAS,   the Town of Eden has participated in the Southtowns Consortium Study; and

 

WHEREAS, the Southtowns Consortium Study Report identified a significant regional need to extend public water systems to many communities throughout southern Erie County; and

 

WHEREAS,   the Southtowns Consortium Study Report concluded that a cooperative regional approach for the extension of public water supply was potentially the most cost effective and could provide great benefit to the southwestern region of Erie County; and

 

WHEREAS,   the Southtowns Consortium Study Report established that the Erie County Water Authority has sufficient treatment capacity and ability to supply water to the region; and

 

WHEREAS,   a multi-community, regional Map, Plan and Report document must be prepared in order to establish capital costs, possible funding sources and equitable cost-sharing approaches for affected communities to consider; and

 

WHEREAS,   the County of Erie will provide a total of $12,000 in co-funding assistance to defray the cost of a multi-community regional Map, Plan and Report; and

 

WHEREAS,   the New York State Department of Correctional Services has been contacted to provide $15,000 for the regional Map, Plan and Report; and

 

WHEREAS,   the engineering firm of R & D Engineering and Wendel Duchscherer will provide their services under the supervision of the Erie County Water Authority and Erie County so that the Map, Plan and Report study is completed; and

 

WHEREAS,   the County of Erie is seeking up to $7,000 of funding from municipalities to further defray the cost of a regional Map, Plan and Report to the involved communities;

 

NOW BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED that the Town of Eden will participate in a regional Map, Plan and Report and agrees to share equally in remaining unsubsidized costs of such a report with all participating communities in an amount not to exceed $1,000.

                                                                       

MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to accept the Water Consortium Resolution; seconded by Councilman Walker; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.           

 

5.     Recreation Appointments

 

Susan Brass, Recreation Director recommended the following staff

appointments to the Eden Town Board:

 

                                    Don Williams – Adult Volleyball Supervisor - $8.25/hour

                                    Casey Sickau – Adult Swimming Supervisor - $10.00/hour

                                    William Osinski – Adult Basketball Supervisor - $8.00/hour

                                    David Evans – Head Swim Coach - $17.50/hour

                                    Chris Nellis – Assistant Swim Coach - $16.00/hour

                                    Karin Michel – Assistant Swim Coach - $12.00/hour

                                    Alison Eckert – Assistant Swim Coach - $10.00/hour

 

                        The Recreation Board asked that the appointments for the Dolphin Swim Club Coaches be made retroactive to Monday, September 29, 2003.

 

MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to approve the above-mentioned appointments

Including the Dolphin Swim Club Coaches, retroactive to Monday, September 29, 2003; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

6.     Off-Road Drainage Projects

 

Supervisor Nellis read correspondence from Ron Maggs, Chairman of the

Drainage Committee recommending the following contractors be approved for the three off-road drainage projects:

 

1.     Hickox Road Project – Schreiber & Winkelman - $3,095.00

2.     Screiner Road Project – Ron Gier Excavating - $4,500.00

3.     West Church Street Project – Professional Landscaping - $500.00

 

MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to approve the off-road drainage projects with payment to the above-mentioned contractors; seconded by Councilman Vacco; All “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.

 

Supervisor’s Report:

 

            Supervisor Nellis stated that the on-going beautification project provided by the New York State Department of Transportation was continuing with the placement of planters, trash receptacles and bike racks.  In approximately 3 weeks trees will be planted and benches will be put in place.

 

Hearing of Visitors:

 

            Wilbert Smutz, 3094 East Church Street

            Ruth Szalasny, 3048 Belknap 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 Meeting of the Eden Town Board at 8:10 P.M.

 

Executive Session:

 

            Supervisor Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board Meeting at 9:00 P.M.

 

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted by,

 

 

 

 

                                                                                                Mary Jo Hultquist

                                                                                                Town Clerk

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