Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

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

Present:

David Anderson, Supervisor

Judy Greenway, Councilor

Eric Behling, Councilor

Larry Barber, Councilor

Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk

Allison Nelson, Town Attorney

Richard Diehl, Parks Manager

Jack Spriggs, Animal Control

Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent

Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer

Diane Chipko-Sade, Mexico Point Park Manager

And 3 in the audience

Absent:                        Russell Partrick, Councilor

Supervisor Anderson opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:30 with the Pledge of Allegiance.  Anderson thanked everyone for their help and support during his absence.

Resolution 2018-62 Approval of Minutes

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 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the June 11, 2018 town board meeting.

Communications: 

  1. a) Mexico VFD – Reminder Annual Raffle
  2. b) NYS DEC Releaf Conference
  3. c) National Grid – Arbor Day
  4. d) Phil Church – Oswego County Shared Services
  5. e) NYSLRS Employer News
  6. f) Association of Towns – Salt Impact
  7. g) CITI Newsletter
  8. h) Mercy Flight – Thank You

Public Comment and Concerns:  none

Reports:

Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the town clerk report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, 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 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, 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 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, 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 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, and 0 nays.

Community Park – There is a tournament this week. Spring soccer is over and will be starting up again soon.  Shannon Bigelow addressed the board.  She said the playground equipment was install in 1991 and needs to be replaced.  She contacted Senator Richie’s office and secured a grant for $50,000.  Soccer has 450 kids and Little League has about 150 kids.  She thanked the town for investing in our youth.  Anderson said that the playground equipment was going to be replaced over a period of a few years.  Diehl said the springs on the toys break and it is $600 to replace the spring but it cost only $800 for a new spring toy.  Barber suggested Diehl check with Parkatech.

Mexico Point Park – Anderson introduced president, Diane Chipko-Sade and vice president, Dick Salley.  Chipko-Sade said the event on Sunday was successful.  A trolley was hired to transport people from the upper parking lot.  There will be a brochure coming out for the writings on the rafters.  She requested help with the cost of the trolley.  The trolley cost $800.  The roof needs repaired on Casey’s Cottage.  Anderson said the siding also needs to be repaired.  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 3 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, and 0 nays.

Councilor Behling entered at 7:55.

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

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 a vote of 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Water Update – Ian Yerdon said the survey should be completed by the end of July.  The BAN Resolution should be ready for the August meeting.  The cost of the questionnaires for the remainder of the town not serviced by water would be $3,000 plus expenses.

Resolution 2018-63 Water Questionnaires

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the quote to send questionnaires to areas not service by water in the amount of $3,000 plus expenses.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

No action was taken of the CemSite cemetery software proposal.

Payroll

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to table the June payroll report until next month.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Repairs to Steps and Ramp

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to table the decision for the steps and sidewalk repairs until next month. The motion was adopted by 3 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-64 Transfer to Capital Reserve Fund

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to transfer $90,000 to the Capital Reserve Fund. The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-65 Local law #4 State Fire Prevention and Building Codes

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

WHEREAS, the Town Board has considered adopting Local Law 4 of 2018 a local law regulating state fire prevention and building code in the Town of Mexico; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed the proposed local law, held a public hearing regarding same, after notice, on the 9th day of July 2018 at which time members of the public had the opportunity to speak and comments were received regarding the local law; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board further notified the Oswego County Planning Board pursuant to Article 12-B, Section 239 (l&m) of the New York State General Municipal Law and that the Oswego County Planning Board and recommended approval of the local law by correspondence dated June 13, 2018; and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed the requirements of the State Environmental Quality Review Act, and found that the proposed local law would be an Unlisted Action under said act, expressed its desire to act as lead agency and so notified the Oswego County Planning Board, Oswego County Health Department, Oswego County Highway Department, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State Department of Transportation, New York State Division of Historic Preservation, Town of Albion, Town of Hastings, Town of New Haven, Town of Palermo, Town of Parish, Town of Richland, Village of Mexico, and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and

WHEREAS, after full discussion, the Town Board deems it in the best interest of the Town to adopt the proposed local law; and

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved as follows:

  1. Town Board completed Part 2 of the Short Environmental Assessment Form on the record and determined that the proposed local law to be an Unlisted Action that the Town Board act as lead agency and determined the local law will not have a significant adverse environmental impact.
  2. That the proposed local law is hereby adopted by the Town Board.

A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Greenway to allow Michael Nitsky to clean debris surrounding a park bench at Mexico Point Park.  The motion was adopted by 4 ayes Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-66 Pay Trolley Fees

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the payment of the trolley fees for Mexico Point Park not to exceed $800.

The Quarterly Report was for the boards review.

Resolution 2018 67 Audit of Claims 

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

Resolved that the bills for Abstract 7 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 175 to 200              $    15,174.74

General B Fund                      voucher # 54 to 62                  $      4,165.35

Highway Fund                        voucher # 133 to 159              $    45,451.73

Water                                      voucher # 13                           $      3,489.20

Special Districts                      voucher # 11                           $         337.01

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway at 8:30 to adjourn.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC