KRYCIA, JR.-COUNCILMAN (Deputy Supervisor)
Walker-Deputy Town Clerk
Call To Order:
Nellis called the Special Meeting of the Eden Town Board for the Preliminary
Budget 2000 to order at
Pledge of Allegiance:
Nellis led the assembly in the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag followed by a
moment of silence.
Nellis stated that the Special Meeting of the Eden Town Board is being held to
consider the Town of Eden 2000 Preliminary Budget as required by State Law,
which needs to be in place by November
4, 1999.Supervisor Nellis
noted that copies of the 2000 Preliminary Budget have been available in the Town
Clerk’s office for the last month.
Before beginning the review of the 2000
Preliminary Budget, Supervisor Nellis recognized several residents in the
audience from Ferrier Road
that were not a part of the 3000-foot extension for District #3A (Ferrier Road
Angeline Rogers of 2222
Ferrier Road presented to the Eden Town Board a
petition asking for the Town Board to considering extending the water line on Ferrier
Road.Supervisor Nellis thanked Mrs. Rogers and stated that the Town Board
would forward the petition to John Reid of R & D Engineering the Town’s
water engineer for water projects.
Supervisor Nellis clarified that in
terms of the grant money that was part of the Derby/Sandrock and just the
beginning of Ferrier Road that
the extension of 3000-feet dovetailed in with the grant money left over.
Supervisor Nellis asked if there
were any questions from the residents.Carmen Lorefice of 2305 Ferrier Road
asked if any studies have been done.Supervisor Nellis stated that an Environmental review was completed
before the Ferrier Road
section was done.Mr. Lorefice also
stated that people told him that before the project was started investigations
were done all up & down the road no one has come or tested the water.Supervisor Nellis stated that a number of
studies have been done on the Evans landfill and it has been reported by the
Environmental attorney that there was no leakage from the landfill and if there
was leakage would flow towards Evans not Eden.
Audre D’Angelo of 2285
Ferrier Road expressed concern that water is being
considered in another large area of Eden
when Ferrier Road has not
been completed.Supervisor Nellis
explained that petitions were received from residents of Paxon
Road, Kulp Road,
Jennings Road, Sandrock
Road, Wepax Road,
Shadagee Road and Route 62.
Mr. Reid has reviewed primarily those areas from the point of view of cost and
they have been formed into a proposed water district.A pre application will be in next week to
Rural Development and the Town does not know whether or not the proposed water
district will be funded and if it is when it would be.Mrs. D’Angelo asked what the feasibility
would be of the new water district being started when Ferrier
Road water district is not completed.Mrs. D’Angelo felt that it would better for
the Town to get residents the water they request and would help raise the value
of the homes in Eden.
Ruth Szalasny of 3048
Belknap Road stated in defense of the Town of Eden
that the Town publishes the Town Board meeting agendas in the Eden Pennysaver
that reference what projects are being discussed in Eden.
Mrs. Rogers expressed her belief
that it was thought that the rest of Ferrier Road
was going to get water and there was no talk of how far down Ferrier
Road the water would go.Mrs. D’Angelo stated that about 18 years ago
when Mr. Denns was the Supervisor, went door to door with a petition and
received 100% cooperation one on one.But when it came to the Town Board at that time the residents were
turned down stating that it could not be afforded.
Mr. Lorefice asked how new homes being built are permitted, when other residents are
operating on 75 gallons of water per day.Supervisor Nellis responded that he is hoping that what comes out of the
Eden Master Plan that is being worked on right now will be the ability to let
residents know how much water in 10 or 15 years, if any will be in the area in
which they are building or not.Supervisor Nellis also noted that the Town must go through State and
Federal approval, which is very competitive, to receive grant money fro the
water project.Supervisor Nellis once
again stated that the only reason the 3000 feet extension was done, was with
the monies left over from the grant which needed approval before the 3000 feet
Tom Rogers of 2222
Ferrier Road stated that several people told him
when he moved to Ferrier Road,
that Ferrier Road had the
worst water and that it was untreatable.He also was told it was due to agricultural zoning and that was one of reasons
why Ferrier Road couldn’t
get water and homes are still being built.
Supervisor Nellis thanked the
residents for their comments and again stated that the petition would be
forwarded to John Reid of R & D Engineering, water engineer for the Town of
Eden who would be in attendance at
the next Town Board meeting on November
17, 1999 at
Supervisor Nellis asked for a
Motion to adjourn the Special Eden Town Board Meeting for the purpose of the
public hearing regarding the Preliminary Budget 2000.
MOTION was made by Councilwoman Pew to adjourn the
Special Eden Town Board Meeting for the purpose of the public hearing; seconded
by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion
MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to open the
public hearing for purpose of reviewing the Preliminary Budget for 2000;
seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None;
Nellis opened the public hearing at
PRELIMINARY BUDGET 2000
Nellis stated that the purpose of the public hearing is to receive comments by
citizens regarding the preliminary budget, which was previously presented at a
board meeting.Supervisor Nellis noted
that one change in figures was made since the previous meeting, under Water
Districts the amount was $93,136.00 and the revised amount is $92,923.86.This was the only change made from the
previous copy of the budget.The
revision also changed the total amount from $1,848,773.00 to $1,848,560.86, a
difference of $212.14.
Nellis then continued with a review of the summary page of the preliminary
budget 2000.Supervisor Nellis then
asked if there were any comments or questions from the audience.
following citizens asked questions;
Lucille Kaminski of 7050
East Eden Road
Ruth Szalasny of 3048
Wilbert Smutz of 3094
East Church Street
Gerald Maggs of 2763
Allen Schuster of 2236
were the contractual expenses of the Town Attorney which are expenses for of
reviews on legal issues, litigation, special legal advise, file fees and if
needed, other attorneys such as the litigation with the Town of Hamburg against
American Ref-Fuel.It also includes any
special seminars attended by the Town Attorney.
discussed were the contractual services of the Town engineer, Supervisor Nellis
explained that the Town Engineer attends one Town Board meeting a month also
attends the Eden Planning Board meetings.When there are special inquires for example from the Drainage Committee,
the Town Engineer attends a meeting or advises on the issue at hand.
inquired whether the Town Attorney and the Town Engineer have to competitively
bid for their jobs every year.Supervisor
Nellis stated that the Town has done it annually except for this year.The Town Board felt that the work done by the
Town Attorney and Town Engineer has been acceptable and continuing the
relationship is better for the Town and the amounts did not change.Mr. Smutz also asked if the $23,310.00 was
the Town Attorney’s fee, Supervisor Nellis stated that only $18,000.00 goes to
Shaw & Shaw, the $23,310.00 also includes the Town Prosecutors.The Town Attorney’s fees include billable
hours of William Trask along with his attendance to Town Board meetings once a
month.It was also brought up about when
there is a conflict of interest with Mr. Trask on a legal issue, the Town would
hire another attorney to do the work.
discussion about the expenses for Civil Defense and Other Economic
Assistance.It was explained that Civil
Defense is for the Reserve Police and Other Economic Assistance is when for
example the Town needs grant writing for a grant application.
questioned why the Drainage Contractual Expenses went down from $16,000.00 to
$10,000.00.Supervisor Nellis explained
that in the past couple of years the Drainage Committee has been active with
projects in the Town.However this year
there are opportunities of possibly using Collin Correctional inmates to
provide help for the spring-cleaning as well as the possibility of the National
Guard doing the same or similar projects in Town working with the Town
Kaminski questioned the Environmental Control contractual Expenses of only
$500.00.Supervisor Nellis noted that at
the last Town Board meeting the OSI and NRI were approved and with just a few
minor corrections the study is complete, so that is why the amount is lower.
also inquired whether the “sick bank” applied only to the Police Department and
are there others and if so what the totals are.Supervisor Nellis stated that it is not a
lot.Mr. Smutz also asked if the amount
was enough to build up the reserve and is retirement covered.The Town Board felt comfortable that it was.
It was also
discussed that the monies invested by the Town of Eden
in CD accounts have done well and the Town of Eden
was ranked 3rd in the County on investments out of at least twenty listed.
Kaminski inquired about the expense for the town computers and that if all the
computers have been changed over.Councilwoman Pew explained that all the Town computers have been changed
over to “Windows 98” and that with the exception of the Court, Highway
department and the Police department they are networked.
no further comments from the audience.
MOTION was made by Councilman Zittel to close the
public hearing for the Preliminary Budget 2000, seconded by Councilwoman Pew;
All – “Ayes”; Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis closed the public hearing of the Preliminary Budget 2000 at
MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to re-open the
Special Town Board Meeting; seconded by Councilman Zittel; All – “Ayes”;
Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis re-opened the Special Town Board Meeting at 8:300 P.M. and thanked
everyone present for their questions and comments regarding the Preliminary
MOTION was made by Councilman Krycia to approve the
2000 Budget as presented; seconded by Councilwoman Pew; All – “Ayes”; Opposed?
– None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
closing the meeting Supervisor Nellis noted that the Regular Meeting of the
Eden Town Board would be held Wednesday November 17, 1999 at 7:30 P.M. and that
the December 8, 1999 Town Board meeting would be held at the East Eden Fire
Hall.On December 8, 1999 there would be a brief presentation on
the proposed Town Master Plan proceeding the regular
Town Board Meeting especially to consider goals and objectives related to East
Nellis also noted that the third public meeting regarding the Eden Master Plan
would be held December 9, 1999
at the EdenTown Hall.
Pew then thanked Anna Knack and Jean Donohue for their workand input regarding the 2000 budget.
MOTION was made by Supervisor Nellis to close the
Special Eden Town Board Meeting; seconded by Councilman Krycia; All – “Ayes”;
Opposed? – None; Abstain? – None; Motion carried.
Nellis closed the Special Eden Town Board Meeting at
of Eden, Town Hall, 2795 East Church Street, Eden, New York 14057-0156
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