Mexico Town Board

Minutes of the Regular Meeting

Held March 12, 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

Rebekah Prosachik, Town Attorney

Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer

Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent

Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer

Richard Diehl, Parks Manager

Betty Green, Parks Manager

Absent:                        David Anderson, Supervisor

And 8 in the audience

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

Resolution 2018-19 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 4 ayes, Behling, Greenway, Barber, Partrick, and 0 nays.

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

Communications:

 Association of Towns
Broadband Program
25th Anniversary Board of Governors
Storm Briefing Meetings – Cathy Calhoun
Complex Storm Warnings – Letizia Tagliafierro
FEMA Meeting
FEMA Training
Oswego County Business Magazine
Leveler
CITI
Shared Services Meeting
Rabies Clinic Schedule

Public Comment and Concerns: none

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 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 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.

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.  Barber asked the cost for the highway to mow the cemeteries.  Marsden said he would have it for next meeting.

Community Park – The tentative date for cleanup will be April 21st.  He has fourteen reservations for the pavilion. A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Mexico Point Park Green asked if the Friends of Mexico Point were managing the park this year.  Behling said the town is concerned about the insurance and the Friends would handle everything else for the park.  Behling said there was a communication problem between the park and the town.  He said the town would like reports on a monthly basis.  Partrick will work with the park.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the monthly report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick 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, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

 Resolution 2018-20 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 February payroll.

Resolution 2018-21 Local Law #2 of 2018

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 Local Law #2 of 2018 to Repeal the Wind Energy Law.

Water Update Ian Yerdon said he knew nothing about there being an issue on State Route 3 and Cornell Rd.

Resolution 2018-22 WSA#5 Election Inspectors

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, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays

             WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Mexico duly adopted on January 8, 2018, a Resolution approving the establishment of Water Service Area No. 5 in the Town of Mexico, subject to a mandatory referendum to be held March 21, 2018, with a rescheduled referendum to be held March 23, 2018, if the scheduled referendum is cancelled due to inclement weather, and setting the hours of the election; and

            WHEREAS, the Town Board desires to appoint election inspectors relative to said mandatory referendum.

The following persons whose names are included on the list of election inspectors and ballot clerks previously designated for general election purposes pursuant to the Election Law are hereby appointed to act as Election Inspectors and Ballot Clerks at such Special Town Election and to perform all duties and undertakings in relation thereto, as prescribed by the Town Law and the Election Law:

Mary Jean Munger

 Mary Ann Geppner                             Election Inspectors

Peter Kesler                                         and    Ballot Clerks

There was a discussion about charging EDUs for land locked property.  The attorney said other towns are facing the same issue.  She said a decision must be made before the Comptroller approves the application.  The local law would also have to be amended.

The attorney is working on the agreement with the New Haven water district.

A proposal for water commissioner was brought to the town by the village.  The position would be for a one year trial basis with no extra cost to the town.  The town would decrease the amount to the village for O&M and pay that amount to the water commissioner.  Grimshaw would act as commissioner and will send reports to the town on all issues.

Resolution 2018-23 Water Commissioner

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board will establish a position for Water Commissioner.  The position will be awarded to Terry Grimshaw.

Historical Society Allie Proud said there was a misunderstanding between the Historical Society and the Town of Mexico.  Anderson had said that the town owns the building and the contents which is incorrect. She said she did not want to get into a dispute over the ownership.  The Historical Society has been locked out.  She submitted a letter that has been entered into the minutes below.   ( See Town Clerk if you would like to see copy of letter)

There was a lengthy discussion.  Behling clarified that the reason for determining ownership was for insurance purposes.  Jack Proud read an email from Anderson.  A meeting will be set up to iron out any misunderstandings and to achieve better working relationship between the town and the society.

Resolution 2018-24 BAN for Gradall

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves to BAN for the Gradall in the amount of $57,800 plus interest due April 27, 2018 and to BAN for the balance.

Resolution 2018-25 Planning Board Conference

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

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves to the attendance to the Planning Federation conference for two planning board members on April 22-24 not to exceed $668.

 Behling asked if the conference was geared towards metro or rural.  Weber said rural.

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway enter into executive session at 9:02 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 Barber to come out of executive session at 9:40.  The motion was unanimously adopted by a vote of 4 ayes and 0 nays.

Resolution 2018 26 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 3 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 56 to 84                  $    27,475.43

General B Fund                      voucher # 22 to 29                  $     1,071.37

Highway Fund                        voucher # 45 to 67                  $    31,091.44

Water                                      voucher # 6                             $  101,145.97

Special Districts                      voucher # 4 to 6                      $    35,366.81

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling at 8: 38 to adjourn.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC