Present:                       Eric Behling, Councilor; Larry Barber, Councilor; Russell Partrick, Councilor; Judy Greenway, Councilor; Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk; Rebekah Prosachik, Town Attorney; Terry Grimshaw, Water Commissioner; Nancy Weber, Chairman Planning Board; Russell Marsden Jr, Highway Superintendent; Edwin Waterbury, Chairman Zoning Board; Ian Yerdon, Engineer; Absent:       Ronald Marsden, Zoning Officer ; Carrie Bond, Mexico Point Park Manager; Richard Diehl, Parks Manager

And 2 in the audience

 Deputy Supervisor Behling opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:01.  

  Resolution 2021-9 Approval of Minutes

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 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway and Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the minutes from the January 11, 2021 town board meeting.

Communications:

  • Mexico Volunteer Fire Department
  • Ernestine Hughes Letter – WD#6
  • CITI Spotlight
  • Nuggets & Nibbles Newsletter
  • Copy of WD#6 Letter to WD#6 Residents

Public Comment and Concerns:

Concerns were if the Community Park would be opening for sports this year.  Dugouts for the park.

Reports:

Town Clerk/ Tax Collector/ Water Clerk- A motion was made by Councilor Barber and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the January town clerk/tax collector reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

Dog Control Officer- A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the January report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway 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 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.  

Highway Superintendent – 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 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

 Community Park – none.  

Mexico Point Park –Partrick said there are squirrels in the caretaker’s cottage.  The crawl space needs to be cleaned.  A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to approve the report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

Planning and Zoning Weber said there has been an increase in applications. Waterbury said the boards are processing applications.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the Planning and Zoning reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.  

Water Commissioner – Grimshaw thanked the highway department for the stone.  He said he met with two members of the town board to discuss water infrastructure.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway, and seconded by Councilor Behling to accept the January report as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays. 

Supervisor A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the January supervisor’s reports as presented.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.  

Resolution 2020- 10 Payrolls

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

Water Update – Yerdon said the public hearing for WD#6 can be held virtually.  There was a discussion on how to field questions on Zoom.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Behling to approve the water report.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

Clock Update – Barber said the contractors are waiting for better weather to finish the clock tower.

Resolution 2021-11 Appoint Nicole Wild as Deputy Clerk

 A motion was made by Councilor Behling and seconded by Councilor Partrick to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoints Nicole Wild as Second Deputy Town Clerk.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

 The Vehicle Policy will be discussed at the March meeting.

A bid from JCH was received for removing debris from existing gutters and installing leaf guard for $864.00.

Resolution 2021-12 Leaf Guard on Casey’s Cottage

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the bid from JCH to install leaf guard on Casey’s cottage.

  Resolution 2021-13 Resignation

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 3 ayes Greenway, Barber, Partrick, 0 nays and Behling abstained.             Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves

Resolution 2021-14 Appointment

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick seconded by councilor Barber to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 3 ayes Greenway, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoints Eric Behling as Mexico Town Supervisor.

Resolution 2021-15 Appointment

 A motion was made by Councilor Barber seconded by Councilor Partrick to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Greenway, Barber, Partrick and 0 nays.
Resolved the Mexico Town Board appoints Cynthia Robert as Town Board Member.

Yerdon said everything will be done in his power to avoid Ernestine Hughes’ plant if water district #6 is approved.  It is possible that if the pipes are on her side of the road the contractors could drill that section.

 Resolution 2021-16 Audit of Claims 

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber to approve the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway 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 # 20 to 43                  $   114,855.32
General B Fund                      voucher # 7 to 14                    $       8,029.62
Highway Fund                        voucher # 19 to 37                  $     63,300.67
Water                                       voucher # 2 to 4                      $   252,387.29
Special Districts                    voucher # 4 to 5                      $       7,672.51
Capital                                      voucher # 2 to 4                      $     35,414.11  

There was a discussion about holding the March 8, 2021 town board meeting at the school or Zoom.  Partrick will contact the board with the venue at a later date.

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Greenway to adjourn at 8:13 pm.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,
Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC