Present: David Anderson, Supervisor; Larry Barber, Councilor; Judy Greenway, Councilor; Eric Behling, Councilor; Russell Partrick, Councilor; Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk; Rebekah Prosachik, Town Attorney; Diane Chepko-Sade, President of Friends of Mexico Point Park; Nancy Weber, Chairman Planning Board; Edwin Waterbury, Chairman Zoning Board; Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer; Absent:  Richard Diehl, Parks Manager; Jack Spriggs, Animal Control; Carrie Bond, Mexico Point Park Manager; Terry Grimshaw, Water Commissioner; Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent; And 6 in the audience

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

Resolution 2020-14 Approval of Minutes

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, Behling, Barber, Greenway and Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the January13, 2020 town board meeting.

Communications:
CITI Newsletter

Public Comment and Concerns:  Questions about county and town litigation, if there is a full highway crew working at night, unpaid taxes for town official, a complaint about a water emergency taking three hours to respond and Amish safety.

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

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

Community Park –The Little League has some ideas about the dug outs.

Water Commissioner –none

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

Planning and Zoning Weber said there is a saw mill that is operating without a permit and a subdivision that is needed on State Route 104.  Both have been given to the zoning officer.  She asked if a stipend had been approved for the mandatory training.  Behling said it was approved last month.  She requested two members of the planning board be allowed to attend the NY Planning Federation Conference in April.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to approve the reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.  The stipend would be the same as a regular meeting.

Waterbury said the Zook application was revisited at the January meeting on County Route 41.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to approve the reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to approve the supervisor’s report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.  Behling asked if the town was ahead in finances.  Anderson said yes. 

Mexico Point Park – Chepko-Sade gave the board a three year budget.  Chepko-Sade said the rip-rap is going in.  The fireworks and concert is in the planning stage.  In the past the monies collected for events and parties went to the Friends of Mexico Point Park.  Now the Town of Mexico is getting the monies.  The budget has been in the red due to the town taking the money.  She has a contract with a group for the concert that is $600, a contact with Mexico Brass for $150 and another contract for $200.  She requested the town fund the event.  We are not eligible for grants because Casey’s Cottage is not owned by the Friends.  Partrick asked if there was a grant that could be applied for on behalf of the state.  Chepko-Sade said it was too late and the roof needs to be put on this year.  Partrick asked what the balance was for the Friends accounts.  Chepko-Sade said she would contact the treasurer.  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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2020- 15 January Payroll

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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the January payroll.

Water Update – Yerdon said the restoration would be in the summer and fall for WD#5.  He suggested the BAN be renewed for 6 (six) months.  He went over the schedule for WD#6.  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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2020-16 Renew Callable BAN for WD#5

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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board decided to renew the callable BAN for water district #5.

Resolution 2020-17 Wage Schedule  
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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the wage schedule as follows:

Resolution 2020-18 Yearly Appointments
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 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approvesthe yearly appointment as follows:

One Year Term

Budget Officer                                                       David Anderson
Town Historian                                                      Judith Greenway
Fire Inspector                                                         Charles Fortier
Zoning Officer/Building Inspector                      Ronald Marsden
Dog Control Officer                                                Jack Spriggs
Clerk to Assessor                                                    William Van Patten
Clerk to Zoning & Planning Boards                    Elizabeth Dishaw
Chairman to the Board of Review                      Kathleen Detor
Park Manager                                                         Richard Diehl
Recreation Committee                                          Diane Chepko-Sade
Chairman to ZBA                                                   Edwin Waterbury
Chairman to Planning Board                              Nancy Weber
Local Newspaper                                                  Mexico Independent
                                                                                Pall Times
Official Banks                                                        Pathfinder Bank
                                                                                Solvay Bank
                                                                                Key Bank
Four Year Term
Part Time Clerk to Supervisor                           Kathy Barber
Deputy Town Clerk                                              Debra Hunsberger
Registrar                                                                 Elizabeth Dishaw
Court Clerk                                                             Heather Gracey
Zoning Board                                                         Marty Trey
Five Year Term
Board of Review                                                    Roger Sprague

Resolution 2020-19 Raise for Part Time Highway Employees

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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves a 50¢ (fifty cent) per hour for part time highway employees.

Anderson opened the proposals from the auditing companies as followed:

Bowers and Company      $25,000 to 28,000 plus additional $3,000 for reports
Bonadio                               $25,000 plus $2,500 for each water district
EFBR Group                        $19,500 complete
EFBR Group submitted a proposal for 5 (five) years.

 A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Greenway to appoint EFBR Group as the CPA firm for the Town of Mexico..  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2020-20 Park Lease

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, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the Intermunicipal Agreement between the Town of Mexico and the Village of Mexico for the Community Park.

No action was taken on the Redi Program.

Resolution 2020-21 NY Planning Federation Conference

 A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the attendance of two planning board members to attend the NY Planning Federation conference, meals, mileage, registration and $200 each for rooms will be included.

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to table the decision for Music in the Park until a balance for the Friends in received.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2020-22 Comprehensive Plan Committee Stipend

A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Supervisor Anderson to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves a stipend for the committee to update the Comprehensive Plan.

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to go into excessive session to discuss pending litigation at 8:45.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to come out of excessive session at 9:15.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Resolution 2020-23 Audit of Claims 

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

Resolved that the bills for Abstract 2 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 22 to 43                  $   125,711.94
General B Fund                      voucher # 7to 16                     $       9,640.63
Highway Fund                       voucher # 12 to 38                  $    129,144.51
Water                                      voucher # 2 to 4                      $    245,465.25
Special Districts                      voucher # 2 to 3                      $     263,857.28
Capital                                     voucher # 2 to3                       $       25,700.79

A motion was made by Supervisor Anderson and seconded by Councilor Greenway to adjourn at 9:15 pm.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Anderson, Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC