Mexico Town Board Minutes April 12, 2021

Present:                        Eric Behling, Supervisor; Larry Barber, Councilor; Judy Greenway, Councilor; Russell Partrick, Councilor; Cindy Robert, Councilor; Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk; Russell Marsden, Highway Superintendent; Ron Marsden, Zoning Officer; Nancy Weber, Planning Board Chairperson; Ned Waterbury, ZBA Chairperson; Terry Grimshaw, Water Commissioner; Carrie Bond, Mexico Point Park Caretaker; Rich Diehl, Park Manager; And 5 in the audience

Absent: Rebekah Prosachik, Town Attorney; Diane Chepko-Sade, President of Friends of Mexico Point Park

 Supervisor Behling opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:00 with the Pledge of Allegiance.        

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Behling to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the March 8, 2021 town board meeting.

Communications:

  1. Green’s Bradshaw Pit in Palermo
  2. Request for Water
  3. Offshore Wind Development
  4. Transfer of Ownership for Harbor Lights
  5. Claudia Tenney Letter
  6. Lake Ontario High Water Impacts
  7. CITI Spotlight

Public Comment and Concerns:            none

Reports:

Town Clerk/ Tax Collector/ Water Clerk/Tax A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Robert to accept the March town clerk/water clerk/tax collector reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Dog Control Officer- A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the February report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Zoning Officer / Building Inspector–A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.   

Highway Superintendent – A motion was made by Councilor Robert and seconded by Councilor Greenway to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays. Marsden asked what the plan is for the COVID money.  Barber asked for information about the new employee hired.  Marsden said the employee has worked part time six years and was being moved to full time.

Community Park – A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Supervisor Behling to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Mexico Point Park – Bond said Cleanup will be April 24th.  She asked about events such as fireworks.  She suggested not having weddings at the park this year due to the extreme criteria.  A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays

Planning Board – A motion was made by Supervisor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to approve the Planning report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Zoning Board- A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Robert to approve the Zoning report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Water Commissioner – A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to accept the March report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Robert and seconded by Councilor Partrick to approve the March supervisor’s reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays

Resolution 2021-25 Payrolls

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.   Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the March payroll.

Water Update – Yerdon said election inspection would have to be appointed at the May meeting for WD # 6.  Greenway asked if anything was being done about removing a resident from the water district.  Yerdon said once a district is formed a resident cannot be removed.  There was a discussion that followed.  A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Behling said the yearly report was received from McFee Ambulance.

Resolution 2021-26 Yunkyard License Renewal

A motion was made by Supervisor Behling and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the junkyard renewal application submitted by Trevor Race.

The 4th Quarterly Report is for the board’s review.

Resolution 2021-27 Financial Statement for 2020

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves 2020 Financial Statement prepared by EFRP Group.

A discussion took place about repairs to McAuslan Hall.

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Council Greenway to go into executive session to discuss litigation at 8:32.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to end the executive session at 9:16.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Resolution 2021-28 Audit of Claims 

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway, Robert and 0 nays. Resolved that the bills for Abstract 4 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                        voucher # 64 to 92                   $ 28,531.94  
General B Fund                        voucher # 23 to 30                   $   2,180.45
Highway Fund                          voucher # 61 to 86                   $ 83,261.14  
Water                                       voucher # 6                              $   1,300.00 
Special Districts                        voucher # 8                              $      428.71    

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to adjourn at 9:18 pm.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway, Robert and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC