Mexico Town Board
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Held May 8, 2017 at the Town Hall Commencing at 7:30 P.M.


Present:
David Anderson, Supervisor
Judy Greenway, Councilor
Eric Behling, Councilor
Larry Barber, Councilor
Russell Partrick, Councilor
Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk
Allison Nelson, Town Attorney
Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer
Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent
Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer

Absent:
Richard Diehl, Parks Manager
And 5 in the audience

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

Resolution 2017-37 Approval of Minutes
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway 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 April 10, 2017 town board meetings.

Councilor Partrick entered at 7:32.

Communications:

  1. Association of Towns – Shared Services
  2. Syracuse Constructors – Tentative Start Date
  3. CITI (BOCES) Newsletter

Anderson said he received the NYMIR Newsletter and a water request from the Cramer’s’ on Tubbs Rd today.

Public Comment and Concerns: none

Reports:
Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the town clerk report as presented. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick 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 a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Zoning Officer / Building Inspector – 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, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Highway Superintendent – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the monthly report as presented. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

There was a discussion about the highway providing sand and sandbags for the residents at the lake, emergency management and Mexico Point Drive.

Community Park – none
Councilor Behling asked if there was anything being done about the fill the Community Park requested to increase the parking area in the front. Marsden said it is being taken care of.

Mexico Point Park none

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

Resolution 2017-38 Payroll
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, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the April payroll.

Resolution 2017-39Race Junkyard License
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 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the request for the renewal of a junkyard license by Trevor Race.

Behling asked if the sign across the road was approved by the Zoning Board. Marsden said the sign is on an unregistered truck.

Resolution 2017-40 Retirement Tracking Hours
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, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the hours tracked for retirement.

Resolution 2017-41 Appointment to the Board of Review
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, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the appointment of Marty Trey to the Board of Review contingent upon the receipt of Allen Edwards’ resignation letter.

Resolution 2017-42 Quarterly Water Billing Cycle
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves to change the billing for the water to a quarterly billing cycle starting in 2018.

Anderson said the purpose of going to quarterly billing was to detect leaks sooner.

Mayor Grimshaw said the VFW requested hooking up to the sewer. A $50,000 grant was awarded. The grant is a reimbursement grant. If the grant is not claimed within the next few weeks it will be withdrawn. The cost would be reduced if the village and town do some of the restoration.

Resolution 2017-43 Sewer District
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 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the funds of $25,000 for the start-up of a sewer district for the VFW and the trailer park contingent upon reimbursement with the grant monies.

Supervisor Anderson presented Town Clerk Elizabeth Dishaw a plaque from the Town Board and resident of the Town of Mexico recognizing the award of “District 5 Town Clerk of the Year.” The plaque reads “She has exhibited a high degree of professionalism in her office. She has made strong contributions to the community and serves as a role model for her peers.”

Resolution 2017 44 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, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved that the bills for Abstract 5 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 97to 96                 $    65,388.54

General B Fund                      voucher # 27 to 33                  $     4,241.87

Highway Fund                         voucher # 68 to 90                  $ 94,142.66

Water                                        voucher # 7                             $     6,550.00

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to adjourn at 8:35. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC