Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Held June 11, 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
David Anderson, Supervisor
Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk
Allison Nelson, Town Attorney
Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent
Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer
And 6 in the audience

 

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

Resolution 2018-49 Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Behling, Greenway, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the May 14, 2018 town board meeting.

Communications:

  1. Charter Communications
  2. Tentative Equalization Rate
  3. Supervisor Assoc.
  4. Volney Multiplex – Security
  5. Oswego County Summer Guide
  6. CITI Newsletter
  7. Town & Topics
  8. NY Life

Public Comment and Concerns:  none

CemSites gave a presentation via the internet about cloud software for cemeteries.  Anderson asked if they had a rating from Dunn & Bradstreet.  Anderson asked for local references.  Mayor Grimshaw said the village was proceeding slowly but would probably go with CemiSites.  A discussion followed.

Reports:

Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the town clerk report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson 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 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.
Zoning Officer / Building Inspector – A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson 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 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.
Community Park – none
Water Commissioner –Mayor Grimshaw said the cable company requested UFPOs.  There was a major water leak on the State Route 104 line. The line is only 10 years old and two miles from the July 2017 leak.  Yerdon said it is hard to say if the pipe is defective.  Grimshaw passed around quotes for plugs.  He said the demolition of the Kwik Fill should be done by the weekend and it has not been sold.  A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-50 Purchase of Water Plugs
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to purchase ten (10) water plugs at a cost of approximately $75.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

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 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Water Update – Ian Yerdon said there would an increase of $1,463 for the survey.  The cost of the questionnaires for Water Service Area #6 would be $2,000 plus expenses.

Resolution 2018-51 Amendment to Increase Survey Cost
A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Partrick to amend the resolution for the survey reflecting the increase of $1,463. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-52 WSA #6 Questionnaires
A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the quote to send questionnaires to areas south of State Route 69 for WSA#6.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-53 WSA #5 Loan Resolution
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to approve the loan resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018-54 Payroll
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the May payroll.

Resolution 2018 -55 Loader BAN   
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 payment of $17,094 for the loader due on July 6, 2018 and to BAN for the balance.

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to table the decision for the steps and sidewalk repairs to obtain more quotes.. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Behling informed the board that he met with Henry from NYMIR for an insurance inspection.  The suggestions were to have a fire alarm at the highway garage, rails on the benches at Community Park and trim the tree roots at Casey’s Cottage.  Parkview Manor assessment is settled.  The town is keeping the same position at Mexico Point Park.

Resolution 2018-56 Local Law for Alternate Zoning and Planning Board Member
A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves Local Law #3 Alternate Zoning and Planning Board Member.

Resolution 2018-57 Appoint an Alternate Member to the Planning Board
A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoints Gary Toth as an alternate Planning Board Member.

Resolution 2018-58 Local law #4 State Fire Prevention and Building Codes
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board schedules the public hearing for Local Law #7 of 2018 for State Fire Prevention and Building Codes for July 9, at 7:15 pm at the Mexico Town Hall, 64 South Jefferson Street, Mexico, New York 13114.

Resolution 2018-59 Increase in Part Time Highway Employee Salary
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the increase of the part time highway employee by fifty cent per hour.

A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Partrick go into executive session at 9:28 to discussion litigation.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.  The board came out of executive session at 9:50.

Resolution 2018-60 Litigation
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board continue legal actions against the County of Oswego in Appellate Court.

Behling informed the board that the Poor House Cemetery is presumed to be northeast of the old pig barn.  A ground survey is planned.

Resolution 2018 48 Audit of Claims
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Council Barber to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays. Resolved that the bills for Abstract 6 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

 

General A Fund                      voucher # 141 to 174              $    65,931.35

General B Fund                      voucher # 48 to 53                  $      6,330.72

Highway Fund                                    voucher # 105 to 132              $    34,994.99

Water                                      voucher # 11 to 12                  $  162,359.91

Special Districts                      voucher # 9 to 10                    $       2,086.03

 

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber at 10:00 to adjourn.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick, Anderson and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC