Mexico Town Board
Minutes of the Regular Meeting
Held October 9, 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

Absent:
Richard Diehl, Parks Manager
Betty Green, Mexico Point Park Manager
Jack Spriggs, Animal Control Officer

And 8 in the audience

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

Resolution 2017-74 Approval of Minutes
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 minutes from the September 11, 2017 town board meetings.

Communications:

a) NYMIR Annual Report
b) New York Relief Program
c) CITI (BOCES) Newsletter

Public Comment and Concerns: None

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 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 Behling and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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. Barber asked what would replace the 1993 Ford L9000. Marsden said he would send him an email.
Community Park – none.
Mexico Point Park – none.
Supervisor –A motion was made by Councilor Partrick 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 2017-75 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 September payroll.

Water Update – Ian from C2AE said WD#3 has Master Meters but the village doesn’t have a reader. There is money in the water budget to purchase a reader for the village. Barber asked the cost. Ian said $18,072.55. Barber asked if there was an annual support fee and if updates were included. Behling asked what the village uses now. The village outsources it for WD#3. A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to table the decision to purchase a Master Meter Reader until the next meeting. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

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 2017-76 Proceed with WD#5
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. Resolved the Mexico Town Board decided to proceed with WD#5.

Resolution 2017-77 WD#5 Contract with C2AE
On a motion made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber the following resolution was unanimously adopted by 3 ayes, Greenway, Behling, Barber and 0 Nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the contract with C2AE for the final map plan and report for Water District #5 in the amount of $10,000 plus expenses. The motion was unanimously adopted by 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays

Resolution 2017-78 Operation Reindeer Proclamation
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 following proclamation:
Whereas, Christmas is a time for our community to show a spirit of caring for all citizens, and
Whereas, Operation Reindeer has displayed this spirit of giving by distributing toys to needy children, and
Whereas, The spirit of giving by Operation Reindeer is an important part of our holiday season,
Now Therefore, I, David Anderson, Supervisor of the Town of Mexico, do hereby declare that November and December shall be proclaimed as Operation Reindeer Months in the Town of Mexico and do hereby urge all our citizens to participate in this most worthwhile endeavor by making donations to this worthy cause.
In Witness therefore,
I have hereto set my hand and seal of our town this October 9, 2017.

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to table the decision to participate in Lakeshore Restoration indefinitely. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

The 2015 Audit is for the board to review.

Supervisor Anderson said everything that was removed from the museum should be returned. The town insures the building and the contents. Everything should be inventoried. Behling asked if the traveling merchandise is covered by the insurance. Anderson said yes. Anderson told Marsden to change the locks on the museum and give one key to Liz Dishaw, town clerk and another key to Judy Greenway, historian.

Supervisor Anderson said budget is complete and there is enough monies to fix the roof at Casey’s Cottage, replace or repair the playground equipment, to increase wages in preparation of the increase in minimum wage and still remain under the tax cap.

Resolution 2017-79 Advertise for Accessioning of Town Artifacts
A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 advertising for accessioning of the town artifacts.

Resolution 2017-80 Schedule Public Hearing for Budget, Fire and Ambulance
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. Resolved the Mexico Town Board scheduled a Public Hearing for November 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm for the Budget, 7:40 pm for the Fire Contract, and 7:50 pm for the Ambulance Contract at the Town Hall, 64 South Jefferson Street, Mexico, NewYork 13114.

Resolution 2017-81 SEQRA for Energy Law
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 declares an unlisted action and authorizes Attorney Nelson to prepare and mail SEQRA letters to appropriate agencies for Local Law 2 of 2017, Regulating Energy Systems in the Town of Mexico.

Resolution 2017-82 Schedule Public Hearing for Local Law 2 of 2017, Regulating Energy Systems in the Town of Mexico
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 the Mexico Town Board scheduled a Public Hearing for November 13, 2017 at 7:15 pm for the Local Law #2 of 2017, Regulating Energy Systems in the Town of Mexico at the Town Hall, 64 South Jefferson Street, Mexico, New York 13114.

Resolution 2017-83 Full Time Highway Employee
A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson 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 transfers Tim Rood from part time employee to full time.

Resolution 2017-84 Advertise the 1993 Ford Truck
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 the Mexico Town Board authorizes Highway Superintendent to advertise the 1993 Ford truck with Auctions International for sale.

Resolution 2017-85 WD# 3 Budget Revisions
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. Resolved the Mexico Town Board reduces the bonding and audit line items in the WD# 3 budget.

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to go into executive session at 8:22 to discuss pending litigation. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays.
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to come out of executive session at 8:50. The motion was adopted by 5 ayes; Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 Nays.

Resolution 2017-86 Legal Representation
A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 authorizes Supervisor Anderson to consult with an attorney for legal representation.

There were discussions about the town clock not working, the ice build-up at the court during winter and the internet survey.
Supervisor Anderson said a letter should be written to Jim Hotchkiss for the surrender of the McAuslan Hall keys.

Resolution 2017 87 Audit of Claims
A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Council 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 that the bills for Abstract 10 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund voucher # 251 to 274 $ 26,439.71
General B Fund voucher # 62 to 70 $ 3,510.78
Highway Fund voucher # 187 to 213 $ 40,816.27
Water voucher # 13 $ 330.40
Special Districts voucher # 17 $ 382.37

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to recess until 7:30 November 9 at 8:47. The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes, Anderson, Greenway, Behling, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC