Mexico Town Board
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Held November 13, 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
Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent
Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer
Richard Diehl, Parks Manager
Absent:
Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer
And 9 in the audience

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

Resolution 2017-88 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 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the October 9, 2017 & November 9, 2017 town board meetings.

Communications:
a) NYSLRS Fall Newsletter
b) CITI (BOCES) Newsletter
c) Nelson Law Firm
d) Town Clerk Quarterly Water Bills
e) Senior Stars Budget Request
f) David & Linda Przybylak – Water Request
g) NYS Dept. of Financial Services
h) NYWEA Newsletter
i) Town Clerk – Confirmation of Water Releives
j) Resignation

Public Comment and Concerns:
Stacy LaFlamm commented about his cellar flooding due to the water construction. Bob Guminiak gave construction photos to the board member pertaining to the LaFlamm property. A discussion took place about a resolution to the problem. Anderson asked Marsden if the culvert could be lowered. Marsden said it could. Barber suggested looking at the culvert. LaFlamm gave permission to Barber and Marsden to access his property to evaluate the problem.

Reports:
Town Clerk – A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling 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 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.
Zoning Officer / Building Inspector – A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber 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 Barber 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.
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 a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.
Mexico Point Park – none.
Supervisor –A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 2017-89 Payroll
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 October payroll.

Water Update – Bob Guminiak from C2AE said USDA has approved the purchase of a Master Meters a readerin the amount of $18,072.55. WD#5 was funded by Rural Development. The EDU cost will be approximately $795 per year for 38 years for the residents in WD#5. There is a $400,000 grant and a loan of $1,380,000 at a 2 5/8% interest.

Resolution 2017-90 Schedule WD#5 Public Hearing
A motion was made by Councilors Behling 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.

WHEREAS, the Mexico Town Board authorized C2AE, Consulting Engineers, to prepare a Map, Plan, and Report for the possible establishment of the Water Service Area No. 5 within the Town of Mexico, said Map, Plan and Report to include the installation of water lines and other necessary improvements to establish a water distribution system; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board believed it in the best interest of the citizens of the Town to form a water service area, said proposed water distribution system to include, but not limited to, portions of US Route 11, County Route 58, County Route 58A, County Route 69, Lacasse Road, Halladay Road, Rowe Road and Grand View Avenue; and
WHEREAS, said Map, Plan and Report was filed with the Town Clerk for the Town of Mexico the 25th day of October, 2017; and
WHEREAS, this Board has reviewed the Map, Plan and Report, and wishes to schedule a public hearing regarding the possible formation of a water service area to be known as the Water Service Area No. 5 pursuant to Article 12-C of the Town Law of the State of New York; and
WHEREAS, the boundaries of the proposed Water Service Area No. 5 are as follows: See Schedule A; and
WHEREAS, the improvements proposed, to be a new water distribution system to include meter pits, remote read meters, service lines to the curb box. Fire hydrants will also be installed as part of the project. All property owners who connect to the water main will be required to disconnect their private supply. The estimated cost for a property owner to install a service line from the curb box to the user’s residence is $800-$1,000 and there is no hookup fee charged by the Town; and
WHEREAS, the maximum amount proposed to be expended for such improvements is
ONE MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS($1,780,000.00); and
WHEREAS, the proposed method to be employed for financing such system is Federal funding options: The Town of Mexico is applying to receive a grant of FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ($400,000.00) from USDA Rural Development, a loan of ONE MILLION THREE HUNDRED EIGHTY THOUSAND DOLLARS ($1,380,000.00) at 2 5/8 percent interest for thirty-eight (38) years from USDA Rural Development; and
WHEREAS, the estimated annual cost to the typical property/typical home or equivalent dwelling unit (“EDU”) would be $771.00 until June 2018, at which time the amount will increase to $794.00, said amount includes the typical annual water use costs estimated at 180 gallons per day; and
WHEREAS, a Map, Plan and Report describing such improvements are on file in the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Mexico for public inspection, and it is hereby
ORDERED, that the Town Board of the Town of Mexico shall hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the Town Law of the State of New York to consider the proposed establishment of the Water Service Area No. 5 with the improvements specified above, said hearing to be held the 14th day of December, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., at the McAuslan Hall, 3245 Main Street, Mexico, New York, at which time and place all persons interested in the subject thereof may be heard concerning same and the Town Board of the Town of Mexico shall hold a meeting to determine whether to form the water service area immediately following the public hearing on December 14, 2017 and it is further,
ORDERED, that the Town Clerk of the Town of Mexico is hereby authorized and directed to publish a copy of this Resolution/Order in the Mexico Independent, one of the official newspapers for the Town of Mexico, and post a copy of same on the sign board of the Town of Mexico in the time and manner required by law.

Resolution 2017-91 IMA with Village of Mexico, Town of New Haven and Town of Mexico
A motion made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling the following resolution was unanimously adopted by 3 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 Nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board decided to pursue an agreement with Village of Mexico and Town of New Haven to supply water to Green and Hurlbut Roads.. The motion was unanimously adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays

Resolution 2017-92 Meter Reader
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to purchase a Master Meter Reader in the amount of $18,072.55. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Supervisor Anderson said the 3rd Quarterly Report was for the board’s review.
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to table the sign “30 MPH Ahead” on Ames Street until the Highway Superintendent can research the regulations.. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

NYMIR made recommendation after preforming an underwriting survey with the Town of Mexico. Supervisor Anderson said he would follow up with a response of the town’s plan of action.

Resolution 2017-93 Little Salmon River Dam
A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays. Resolved that the Mexico Town Board at this time actively opposes the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation’s recommendation to apply for a grant to remove the dam on State Route 104 East owned by the Village of Mexico on the Little Salmon River. The dams on Little Salmon River positively preserve an active fishery and promote a means of recreation by boats and kayaks for residents and guests.

Resolution 2017-94 SEQRA of Local Law #2 of 2017 Regulation Energy Systems
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays. Resolved that the Mexico Town Board completed Part 2 of the SEQRA for Local Law #2 of 2017, Regulating Energy Systems and have determined that there was not a significate environmental impact.

Resolution 2017-95 Local Law #2 of 2017 Regulation Energy Systems
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, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the Local Law #2 of 2017, Regulating Energy Systems.

Resolution 2017-96 Tax 2nd Notice Fee
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays.
WHEREAS, The Town of Mexico send second notices for taxes to the residents
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Town of Mexico to charge a fee of $2.00 (two dollars) to be added to the tax due on all parcels for which a second notice is sent, on or about March 15th, for the Town and County Tax bills for the year 2018.

Resolution 2017-97 2018 Budget
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 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the 2018 Budget.
Resolution 2017-98 Fire Contract
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behlingto 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 2018 fire contract.
Resolution 2017-99 Ambulance Contract
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 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the 2018 ambulance contract.
Resolution 2017-100 Library Contract
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the following resolution. The motion was adopted by 4 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, 0 Nays, and 1 abstained Partrick. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the 2018 library contract
Resolution 2017-101 Clock Tower -BAN
A motion 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 approve the payment due on December 11, 2017 of $45,800 plus interest on the Clock Tower BAN and to BAN for the balance.

There was a request to borrow the table and chairs from McAuslan Hall. Councilor Greenway said she would handle it.

Resolution 2017 102 Audit of Claims
A motion was made by Councilor Behling 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 11 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A FundVoucher #275-304$47404.38
General B FundVoucher #71-76$3860.37
Highway FundVoucher #214-242$32210.07
WaterVoucher #14$1699.73
CapitalVoucher #17$156.25
Special DistrictsVoucher #18$416.96

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to adjourn at 8:43. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC