Held at the McAuslan Hall and Zoom Commencing at 7:00 P.M.

Present:                       Eric Behling, Supervisor; Larry Barber, Councilor; Judy Greenway, Councilor; Russell Partrick, Councilor; Cindy Robert, Councilor; Elizabeth Dishaw, Town Clerk; Rebekah Prosachik, Town Attorney; 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; Diane Chepko-Sade, President of Friends of Mexico Point Park; And 21 in the audience

Supervisor Behling opened the regular Town Board meeting at 7:10 with the Pledge of Allegiance.         

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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 February 10, 2021 town board meeting.

Councilor Robert will be doing the court audit.  Greenway volunteered to help her if needed.

Communications:
Letter Jon Moretti – Court Audit
Watershed Cleanup
Division of Budget – Playground Grant

Public Comment and Concerns:

Reports:

 Town Clerk/ Tax Collector/ Water Clerk/Tax  – A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the February 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 Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick 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.   Barber asked about the trailer on Co Rt 64.  Marsden said he was handling it.

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 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays.

Community Park – Supervisor Behling said the board is trying to get the park opened for sports.  The restrooms would be opened.  Quotes will be accepted for the dugouts soon.

Mexico Point Park – Chepko-Sade said Cleanup will be March 25th.  She asked about events such as fireworks.  The criteria was discussed about attendance for events.  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 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays

Planning Board – Weber said the board needs a member and an alternate member.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Supervisor Behling 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- Waterbury said the ZBA had three applications to review.  A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Barber 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 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.

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

Resolution 2020-17 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 February payroll.

Water Update – Yerdon said WD # 5 is waiting for the weather to break so the punch list can be completed.  The public hearing for WD # 6 took place.

Clock Update – Barber said the contractors will be here tomorrow to repair the clock.  It will be running by tomorrow.  The board needs to decide how the chimes would ring.  The newspaper will be here at 9 am for pictures.  Laurie Burrows asked if the town would donate the clock works to the Tin Museum.  Greenway said the board hasn’t decided what to do but feels that they should remain at McAuslan Hall where they have been since 1882.  Behling suggested getting quotes to make the building more energy efficient.  The building could use new windows, doors and new front steps.

Resolution 2021-18 Gradall Ban

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 Behling, Barber, Greenway, Partrick, Robert and 0 nays. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the final payment of $57,800 due on April 25, 2021.

Resolution 2021-19 Appointment to Board of Review

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Councilor Barber 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 appointment of Mary Mowry to the Board of Review.

Resolution 2021-20 Vehicle Policy

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Robert and 1 nay Greenway. Resolved the Mexico Town Board approves the Vehicle Policy with the corrections from the attorney.

Resolution 2021-21 Resignation

A motion was made by Supervisor Behling and seconded by Councilor Barber 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 Matt Mason’s resignation from the Planning Board.

Susan Gentile submitted a report for the board’s review.

There was a discussion about the pros and cons of continuing with Water District #6.

Resolution 2021-22 Water District #6

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 4 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, and 1 nay Greenway. Resolved the Town of Mexico agrees to proceed with WD #6 and schedule the vote for June 9, 2021 from 12 noon to 7pm.   

Resolution 2021–23 Payloader

A motion was made by Councilor Partrick and seconded by Supervisor Behling to accept the following resolution.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 3 ayes Behling, Greenway, Robert and 2 nays Barber, Partrick. Resolved the Town of Mexico approves the purchase of a Hyundai Payloader for $157,894 from Tracey Road Equipment and to BAN for the purchase.

Resolution 2021-24 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 3 have been reviewed by the Town Board and are authorized for payment in the following amounts:

General A Fund                      voucher # 45 to 63                  $ 12,747.78  
General B Fund                      voucher # 15 to 22                  $   8,075.95
Highway Fund                        voucher # 38 to 60                  $ 57,972.12   
Water                                      voucher # 5                             $ 20,320.61
Special Districts                      voucher # 6 to 7                      $   2,626.75 
Capital                                     voucher # 5                             $      476.10

A motion was made by Councilor Greenway and seconded by Councilor Partrick to adjourn at 8:55 pm.  The motion was adopted by a vote of 5 ayes Behling, Barber, Partrick, Greenway, Robert and 0 nays.

Respectfully submitted,

Elizabeth Dishaw, RMC