Mexico Town Board
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Held June 13, 2016 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
Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer
Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent
Richard Diehl, Parks Manager
And 5 in the audience

Absent:    Russell Partrick, Councilor

Supervisor Anderson opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:31 with the Pledge of Allegiance.

Resolution 2016-51 Approval of Minutes

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the May 9, 2016 town board meeting.

Communications:

  1. NYMIR Inspection
  2. NYS Tax Department – NYS Tax Summit
  3. NYS Tax Department – Equalization Rate
  4. Teamsters Local 317 – Notification of Contract Expiration
  5. NYS DEC – Notice of Complete Application
  6. Eastern Shore – New Crime Protection Policy
  7. Oswego County Health Dept. – Water Service Area #3
  8. NYMIR – Fund Balance

 Public Comment and Concerns:  There were no comments.

Reports:

Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the town clerk report as presented. The motion was unanimously adopted by 4 ayes Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.
             Dog Control Officer– A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the monthly report as presented. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, 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 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, 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 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.
Community Park A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the monthly report as presented. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.
Mexico Point Park – none
             Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to approve the supervisor’s report as presented. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.

Resolution 2016-52 Payroll

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling 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 May payroll.

Resolution 2016-53 WSA #3 TES Proposal

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling 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 proposal from TES to submit forms to Army Corps of Engineers not to exceed $520.00.

Resolution 2016-54 Recommend Awarding WSA#3 Bid

A motion was made by Councilor Barber 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 recommends awarding the bid to Syracuse Constructors for WSA #3.

Resolution 2016-55 WSA#5 Setting Status Under SEQR and Assuming Lead Agency

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.
WHEREAS, the Town of Mexico, hereinafter referred to as the “Town”, is proposing to cause to be constructed a water system to serve town residents, businesses, and institutions; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Mexico Town Board must evaluate all proposed actions submitted for its consideration that may affect the environment in light of the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) and the regulations promulgated thereunder; and
WHEREAS, the involved agencies [as that term is defined in 6(A-2) NYCRR 617.2(t)] include the New York State Department of Health and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, and the required environmental review will be conducted solely by the Town of Mexico Board; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Mexico Town Board desires to serve and act as the lead agency for the purposes of SEQR; and
WHEREAS, to aid the Town of Mexico Town Board in determining whether the Action may have a significant impact on the environment, a Full Environmental Assessment Form dated 6/13/16 has been prepared by the Town and a copy of which has been filed with the Town Clerk.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town of Mexico Town Board that:
The Town of Mexico Town Board makes the following findings and determinations with respect to the proposed project:
The project constitutes a “Type I Action” as that term is defined in Section 6(A-2) NYCRR Section 617.2(kk) and 617.11;
The Town of Mexico Town Board desires to serve as lead agency for the purposes of SEQR.
The Town Clerk shall cause the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and NYS Department of Health, as the other “involved agency” to be notified of this resolution.
This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Resolution 2016-56 2014 John Deere Loader

On a motion made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway the following resolution was unanimously adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, Behling and 0 Nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approve the John Deere Loader payment of $17,094 plus interest due on July 10, 2016 and to BAN for the balance.

Resolution 2016-57 2012 Chevy BAN

On a motion made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber the following resolution was unanimously adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Barber, Behling and 0 Nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approve the 2012 Chevy payment of $6,400 plus interest due July 31, 2016 and to BAN for the balance.

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to table the decision to hire a maintenance/repair person for the town’s buildings. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.

Resolution 2016 -58 Standard Work Day Elected & Appointed Officials

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approve the following:
Supervisor Anderson received 14.4 days per month for retirement.
Highway Superintendent Marsden received 20 days per month for retirement.
Clerk to the Supervisor and ZBA Chairperson DeLong received 20 days per month for retirement.

Resolution 2016 -59 Standard Work Day Hourly Employees

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway and 0 nays.
WHEREAS, the Town Board for the Town of Mexico is required to establish a standard work day for reporting purposes for New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System.
RESOLVED, that the Town of Mexico hereby establishes the standard work day as eight (8) hours to equal one day for hourly employees.

Resolution 2016 -60 Union Contract Committee

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoint Supervisor Anderson and Councilor Behling as the committee for collective bargaining.

There was a discussion about the dye test conducted to find where the drainage for the town hall goes.

Resolution 2016 -61 Town Hall Drainage

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board authorizes Councilor Barber to obtain prices on a sensor or other equipment to detect where the drainage is going at the Town Hall.

There was a discussion about solar farms.

Resolution 2016 -62 Regulations for Solar Farms

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays. Resolved the Town Board authorize the ZBA and the Planning Board to make a recommendation to the Town Board for regulations regulating solar farms.

Resolution 2016 63 Audit of Claims

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber 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 # 150 to 191              $80,478.84
General B Fund                      voucher # 37 to 44                    $4,299.86
Highway Fund                        voucher # 70 to 91                   $43,714.17
Water Fund                             voucher # 7 to 8                    $139,346.00
Special Districts                     voucher # 10 to 11                      $1,622.51
Capital                                      voucher # 7 to 10                       $9,012.17

 A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to recess at 8:52 until June 21 at 6:00 pm at the Town Hall, 64 S Jefferson St, Mexico, N.Y. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC