Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Held April 11, 2016 at the Town Hall Commencing at 7:30 P.M.

 Present:

David Anderson, Supervisor

Judy Greenway, Councilor

Eric Behling, Councilor

Larry Barber, Councilor

Russell Partrick, Councilor

Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk

Allison Nelson, Town Attorney

Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer

Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent

Jack Sprigg, Animal Control Officer

And 5 in the audience

Supervisor Anderson opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:33 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

Resolution 2016-32 Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the March 14, 2016 town board meeting.

 

Communications:

  1. a) Assemblyman Barclay – EFC Availability
  2. b) Nelson Law Firm – Intermunicipal Agreement
  3. c) Nelson Law Firm – New Address

 

Public Comment and Concerns:

Larry Barber asked if anything was being done with the house on State Route 104 west of the village.  Marsden said the house was sold at the county tax sale and is required to be torn down.

Reports:

Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the town clerk reports as presented.  The motion was unanimously adopted by 5 ayes Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Dog Control Officer– A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays

Zoning Officer / Building Inspector – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.      

Highway Superintendent – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the monthly report as presented. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Community Park none

Mexico Point Park – none

Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the supervisor’s report as presented.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2016-33 Payroll

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the March payroll.

Water Update – Wetland delineation is required for WS#3 by the Army Corps of Engineers.  One bid was received by TES for $4,800.  There was a discussion about a Water District #4.  The bid for WS #3 will be opened at 1:30 pm at the Mexico Town Hall on May 4th.

Resolution 2016-34 Water Delineation for WS#3   

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the contract from Terrestrial Environmental Specialists Inc. to perform the water delineation for WS#3 not to exceed $4,800.

Supervisor Anderson said the Quarterly Report was for the board’s review.

Resolution 2016-35 Credit Card for Highway Superintendent

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Mexico has a need to purchase office supplies, other merchandise, and hotel accommodations; and

WHEREAS, the Highway Superintendent from time to time order online; and

WHEREAS, the purchases cannot be made online without a credit card; and

NOW, THEREFORE, on motion made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Greenway, be it:

RESOLVED,  that the Town Board of the Town of Mexico hereby approves obtaining a credit card to be used by the Highway Superintendent with the credit limit of $2,500.00.

The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

The Gradall with the truck body is $235,000.  The Gradall the highway is presently renting for $7,721.00 is a 2015 Gradall for $289,000.

Resolution 2016-36 Purchase of Gradall

A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approved the purchase of a 2015 Gradall for the amount of $289,000 with the condition Vantage Equipment Inc. credit the rental fees.

The bids for the lawn mowing services were opened by Town Clerk Liz Dishaw.  The bids were per mowing as follows:

D&J Ventures Unlimited                                            Midstate Lawn & Tree Service

Town office $5                                                           Town office $25

Highway Garage $30                                                Highway Garage $55

Mexico Point Park $125                                            Mexico Point Park $165

Arthur Cemetery $35                                                 Arthur Cemetery $75

St Anne Cemetery $100                                             St Anne Cemetery $85

French/Hastings Cemetery $35                               French/Hastings Cemetery $85

Mapleview Cemetery $100                                         Mapleview Cemetery $155

Wellwood Cemetery $80                                            Wellwood Cemetery $125

 

Resolution 2016-37 Lawn Mowing Bids

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board to approve the lowest responsible lawn mowing bid from D&J Ventures Unlimited.

Town Clerk Liz Dishaw informed the board that the Ice Pro system is not working and the company that makes it has gone out of business.

Councilor Barber gave an update on the building repairs.  The museum repairs are done with the exception of painting the column.  The map drawings for the town office are 95% done.

The court audit is done with the exception of the court clerk’s portion, which should be complete next week.

Resolution 2016 -38 Authorize Attendance to Cornell Road School

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the Highway Superintendent’s attendance to the Cornell Road School on June 5-8, 2016.  The fee is $110.00 plus accommodations.

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to table the decision to increase redemption fees for dogs and to perform a dog enumeration until next month.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2016 -39 Authorize Attendance to Dog Control Conference

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the Highway Superintendent’s attendance to the DCO Conference in Syracuse on June 6-7, 2016.  The fee is $50.00 plus accommodations.

Resolution 2016 -40 Authorize Recyclable Cleanup

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board schedules a cleanup day for recyclable to be held in May at the highway garage.

 

Resolution 2016 -31 Audit of Claims 

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved that the bills for Abstract 4 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 90 to 118                $32,726.86

General B Fund                      voucher # 28 to31                   $3,078.75

Highway Fund                        voucher # 45 to 56                  $29,272.42

Water Fund                             voucher # 5                             $297.14

Special Districts                      voucher # 6 to 7                      $30,951.86

Capital                                     voucher # 1 to 4                      $11,300.25

 

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to adjourn at 8:37.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

 

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC