KRYCIA, JR.-COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)
Ann Knack-Administrative Assistant
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 out of respect for the victims of the September 11, 2001 tragedy and other events that
have occurred recently.
Nellis then welcomed the students in attendance and gave a brief explanation of
the difference between a Work Session and a Regular Meeting of the Town Board.
Nellis then recognized in the audience Marty Szal, who has been custodian for
the Town Hall for 33 years.Mr. Szal has
filed his resignation to be effective October
31, 2001.Supervisor Nellis
asked Mr. Szal to attend the Town Board Meeting of November 14, 2001 for proper recognition.
New and Unfinished Business:
1.) Proposal – Community Development Block Grant Project
explained that based upon the main criteria which is having a certain
percentage of low and moderate income people based on 1990 census, the 2000
census is not available to be used with this application, and the location on
the West side of Route 62, he has concluded that the following proposal should
be taken into consideration.Supervisor
Nellis went on to explain the specific areas to be included in the Grant
Application.This would include
playground equipment for Minekime and Swartz Field for children ages 5 – 12,
safety fence at Minekime, replacement of back-stop,
picnic shelters, new bleachers, and all to be handicap accessible.The request for Minekime Field would be
$36,000, for Swartz Field, $31,500 and $20,000 for a new Boys & Girls Club
for ADA/Bathroom Facilities that is expected to be underway shortly.The total request is approximately $87,000.00
and the maximum request for this grant is $90,000.00.The application must be received by November 5, 2001 with a decision in
December and an announcement in early January 2002.The Boys/Girls Club is a not-for-profit
organization separate from Town Government and whether or not it can be
included in this grant application package will be determined.If not, it would become the second item and
Rural Transit Van Service the third item to be considered in the following
DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT APPLICATION
To authorize Supervisor Glenn R.
Nellis to submit applications for the following projects for Community
Development Block Grant Funding for the 2002-2003 Project Year, as prioritized,
and also enter into a contract with ErieCounty should these projects be
approved for funding:
Improvements ofNeighborhood Recreation
Facilities to include
& Girls Club ADA/Bathroom Facilities.
with Rural Transit Van Service.
Seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed; None;
Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
2.) Approval of Amendments to the Code of the Town of Eden.
Nellis received a call this afternoon from Town Attorney, William Trask who
recommended that this item be placed on the agenda for the Town Board Meeting
of November 14, 2001 to
allow him more time to review the amendments with Town Engineer, Andrew Reilly.
3.) Establish hearing date – November 7th –
Town of Eden 2002 Budget
Nellis had set the hearing date for November
14, 2001 at the last Town Board Meeting but after learning that the
State Law requires that the Budget hearing take place the first Thursday after
Election Day, the hearing date has been set for November 7, 2001 at
MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to set the 2002
Budget Hearing for November 7, 2001 at 7:30 P.M.; seconded by Councilman
Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None: Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis reported that he took a walking tour with Michael Christner, Senior
Landscape Architect from the State Department of Transportation, and our Town
Planner, Andrew Reilly on Main Street taking a look at the four corners and
areas along the way in terms of parking on the street, behind the Hardware
Store, but particularly the right-of-way the State maintains through our hamlet
which is called Route 62.Mr. Christner
made several notes that he will be taking back to the other members of his
office and will get back to us with some sort of report in about 2 weeks.They may want to meet in a working session
and go over the results.
County Association of CountyGovernments
has scheduled a presentation on Thursday,
October 25, 2001 conducted by the FBI regarding terrorism in the Buffalo
area.There are several members from the
Town of Eden planning to
attend.Recently Supervisor Nellis, our twoDisaster
Preparedness Coordinators, and the Chief of Police met with Sheriff Gallivan
recently regarding the same situation.
Hearing of Visitors:
MOTION was made by Councilman Vacco to adjourn the
Work Session of the Eden Town Board to go into Executive Session for the
purpose of litigation and contract considerations; seconded by Councilman
Krycia; All – “Ayes”; Opposed?- None; Abstain?
– None; Motion carried.
Nellis adjourned the Work Session of the EdenTown board to go into Executive
Nellis adjourned the Executive Session of the Eden Town Board at
of Eden, Town Hall, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, New York 14057-0156
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