Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Held April 9, 2018 at the Town Hall Commencing at 7:30 P.M.

 

Present:                       Eric Behling, Deputy Supervisor

Judy Greenway, Councilor

Larry Barber, Councilor

Russell Partrick, Councilor

Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk

Brad Trudell, Legislator

Allison Nelson, Town Attorney

Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent

Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer

Absent:                        David Anderson, Supervisor

Richard Diehl, Parks Manager

Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer

And 11 in the audience

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

Resolution 2018-27 Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Behling, Greenway, Barber, Partrick, and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the March 12, 2018 town board meeting.

Communications: 

  1.  Weather Advisory
  2.  PESH Annual Training
  3.  FY2019 Budget Highlights
  4.  Shared Services
  5.  Community Development Block Grants
  6. Cumo’s Letter – Maintain Lake Levels
  7. NYSLRS Newsletter
  8. Development Ready Reference
  9. CITI Newsletter
  10. Potential CFA Program Forum
  11. Statement of Authority for EMS
  12. Expansion Mobile Addiction Program

Public Comment and Concerns:

Legislator Trudell said at the February meeting an email was discussed from DSS about office space.  The county was doing a comparison for cost efficiency.  He also reminded everyone about the tax exemption for capital improvements.  Mayor Grimshaw spoke about the PESH training.

Reports:

Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the town clerk report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, 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 a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.   

Zoning Officer / Building Inspector – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Highway Superintendent – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Community Park – none

Mexico Point Park Partrick said the window is repaired.  There is a tree down on the beach with another tree down behind the cottage.  Barber suggested getting a quote from Mannise’s.  The water line should be replaced before the busy season.  The town and village will work together to replace it taking into consideration the park events.  The caretaker would like to put a security camera on the caretaker’s cottage.  Betty Green said she submitted a proposal to Partrick about who is in charge of what and has not gotten a reply.  Partrick said he did not make that decision, the board did.  It was suggested changing the caretaker’s lease to read thirty days’ notice to vacate from seven days.

Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to approve the supervisor’s report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-29 Payroll

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the March payroll.

Resolution 2018-30 Resolution for Funding WSA# 5

A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays.

WHEREAS, the Town desires to make application to the USDA Rural Development for Water Service Area #5;

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Town Board shall seek financial assistance from Rural Development for the construction of a Water Distribution System for Water Service Area #5; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board shall authorize the Supervisor and/or Deputy Supervisor to make all necessary applications to Rural Development.

Deputy Supervisor Behling said he received a call from a resident asking to waive the EDU charge since it is impossible for him to hook up to the water.

Water Leak on Larson Road

There was a discussion about a water leak on Larson Road.  Mayor Grimshaw said there is nothing wrong with the meter.  Ron Teles said the village employee said there was not a leak.  Grimshaw said there was a leak the first time Britton was there and the second time the leak had stopped.  Teles said that was not true there was not a leak.  Barber asked if there was any excavation done for something else.  Teles said no.  Barber said a meter three of four years old usually doesn’t leak.  There was water going through the meter or it wouldn’t spin.  Teles said he dug up the line so Britton could show him where the leak was, but there was no leak.  Grimshaw said the line was filled back in when Britton got there.  Teles said it was open.  Grimshaw said a water meter doesn’t repair itself.  Barber said there is documentation that water went through the meter.  Nelson said anything past the meter is the homeowner’s responsibility.  Dishaw asked if it was possible to negotiate to lower the bill.  Nelson said no.

Resolution 2018-31 Appoint Head Lifeguard

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoints Elizabeth Baker as head lifeguard for the Mexico Point Park.  If at some point she becomes unavailable there will be a reappointment.

Museum Update – Behling said there was a meeting with another meeting scheduled for Wednesday.  The meeting was fruitful.

Resolution 2018-32 EDU’s for Landlocked Properties

A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board amends the EDU charge to .01% for landlocked properties only.

Nelson said she would prepare the local law to amend the fee schedule for EDU’s. for Landlocked Properties.  Non-conforming lots would have to be looked at case by case.

Resolution 2018-33 Spend Highway Funds

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approved to spend highway funds.

Resolution 2018-34 Cornell Road School Attendances

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 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the highway superintendent’s attendance to Cornell Road School.

Resolution 2018-35 Authorize Recyclable Cleanup

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

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

Resolution 2018-35 Amend Caretaker’s Lease

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board amends the caretaker’s lease to read thirty days’ notice to vacate from seven days.

Alternate Zoning and Planning Board Member

It was discussed having an alternate for the planning and zoning boards.  Nelson said a local law would be needed for alternate board members on the planning and zoning boards.

Resolution 2018 37 Audit of Claims 

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Council Greenway to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, 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 # 85 to 103                $    16,134.12

General B Fund                      voucher # 30 to 41                  $      7,206.84

Highway Fund                        voucher # 68 to 86                  $    83,534.03

Water                                      voucher # 7 to 9                      $      1,352.39

Special Districts                      voucher # 7                             $         392.40

 

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling enter into executive session at 8:35 to discuss pending litigation.  The motion was unanimously adopted by a vote of 4 ayes and 0 nays.

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick at 9: 45 to adjourn.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC