Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Held January 8, 2018 at the Town Hall Commencing at 7:30 P.M.

 

Present:                       Eric Behling, Councilor

Judy Greenway, Councilor

Larry Barber, Councilor

Russell Partrick, Councilor

Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk

Allison Nelson, Town Attorney

Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer

Richard Diehl, Parks Manager

Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent

Absent:                        David Anderson, Supervisor

Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer

And 0 in the audience

 

Deputy Supervisor Behling opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Resolution 2018-1 Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by a vote of 3 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the December 11 and 27, 2017 town board meetings.

Communications:

  1. a) Justice Court
  2. b) Teamster’s Paid Leave Act
  3. c) NYMIR Online Courses
  4. d) W2 Operator Training Program
  5. e) Invitation to State of the State Presentation
  6. f) Dave Anderson’s Letter

Public Comment and Concerns:

Bob Bishman was concerned about the intersection of French Street and Markowitz Road.  He asked if there could be a 4 way stop sign installed.  He also asked about regulation for using a ATV on town roads for his bee business.

Larry Barber entered at 7:32.

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– none

            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 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.

Community Park – none.

Mexico Point Park none.

           Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 2018-2 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 December payroll.

Resolution 2018-3 Establishing WSA#5

A motion was made by Councilors Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 establishing WSA#5 and schedules the vote for March 21, 2018 at the Mexico Town Hall, 64 South Jefferson Street. Mexico, NY from 12 noon to 7:00 PM.  The reschedule date will be March 23rd.

The EDU’s for WSA#5 is 94.5.  Nelson said the Comptroller’s office states there cannot be 0 EDU, it should read .01 or .1.  Dishaw said she would get with the assessor and have it corrected.

Resolution 2018-4 Annual Appointments

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the following appointments.

Budget Officer                                                       David Anderson

Town Historian                                                       Judith Greenway

Fire Inspector                                                         Charles Fortier

Zoning Officer/Building Inspector                        Ronald Marsden

Part Time Clerk to Supervisor                                Marcia DeLong

Dog Control Officer                                               Jack Spriggs

Clerk to Assessor                                                    William Van Patten

Clerk to Zoning & Planning Boards                       Elizabeth Dishaw

Chairman to the Board of Review                         Kathleen Detor

Park Manager                                                         Richard Diehl

Recreation Committee                                            Betty Green

Chairman to ZBA                                                   Marcia DeLong

Chairman to Planning Board                                  Roger Sprague

Local Newspaper                                                    Mexico Independent

Pall Times

Official Banks                                                        Pathfinder Bank

Solvay Bank

Key Bank

 

Five Year Term

Zoning Board                                                         Michael Norton

Planning Board                                                      Nancy Weber

Board of Review                                                    Marty Trey

Resolution 2018-5 Wage Schedule

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the 2018 wage schedules as follows:

Greenway said if nothing happens by January 31, 2018 the project for the high speed internet service will be abandoned.

The 4th Quarter Report is for the boards review.

Resolution 2018-6 2014 Truck BAN

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the payment for the 2014 truck BAN in the amount of $42,459 plus interest due on February 10th and to BAN for the balance.

Resolution 2018-7 2016 Truck BAN

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the payment for the 2016 truck BAN in the amount of $39,468 plus interest due on February 17th and to BAN for the balance.

Resolution 2018-8 Local Law #1 of 2018

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves Local Law #1 of 2018, Requiring Prior Written Notice..

Resolution 2018-9 Authorize to Sign Checks

A motion 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 authorizes Russell Partrick to sign checks.

Resolution 2018-10 Leave of Absence

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 3ayes, Greenway, Barber, Partrick 0 nays and Behling abstained.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board accepts the leave of absence of Supervisor Anderson.  The wages of Supervisor will be paid to Eric Behling until Supervisor Anderson returns.

Partrick agreed to do the court audits for 2016 and 2017.

The Supervisor’s dinner will be held on January 24th.  Behling and Partrick will be attending.

Barber asked if the county has paid the town for the plowing of county roads, Behling said it is in the hands of the attorney.

Barber suggested inviting Legislator Trudell to the next meeting.

A motion was made to amend the motion for appointments to appoint Nancy Weber as Chairman of the Planning Board.

             Resolution 2018 11 Audit of Claims 

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Council Barber 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 12 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

 

General A Fund                      voucher # 1 to 26                    $    43,179.99

General B Fund                      voucher # 1 to 9                      $      5,527.82

Highway Fund                        voucher # 1 to 18                    $    84,662.98

Water                                      voucher # 1 to 2                      $    45,438.00

Capital                                     voucher # 1 to 3                      $     19,158.92

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber at 8:23 to adjourn.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

 

 

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC