WORKSHOP MINUTES 3/9/06
Record of the work shop held on
March 9, 2006 @ 7:30 PM at the
Brant Town Hall in preparation for the regular March 14, 2006 meeting of the Town Board
Supervisor Leonard Pero
Councilman John D. Arrigo
Councilman Jeffrey W. Gier
Councilwoman Roseann Turner
Councilman John D. Chiavetta
Attorney William J. Trask Sr.
Town Clerk Thea Ells
Planning Board Chairman, Joseph Gardyjan
Village of Farnham Mayor, Terry Caber
Meeting opened with the Pledge to the Flag
ITEMS FOR REVIEW
1) Water Contract with Farnham
Mayor Terry Caber met with Board and showed figures from Erie County Water Authority, the members compared figures and asked questions of Terry :recommendation form smaller committee (Chiavetta, Gier)to work with Farnham Intermunicipal agreement : need recommendation for duration of contract ,
2) Moratorium Billboards- Set Committee
Recommendation to have committee (Arrigo, Pero) work with Planning Chair Gardyjan and Code Officer Brecker
3) Memorial Park- Streetscape Update
Pero?s meeting with Dearing ECP&E and C. Minor (grants) postponed till March 15, should be granted a one year extension
4) Prioritize Property Maintenance Wind Mill- Junk Cars- Billboards
Need to look at laws that are enforceable and Brecker can use the NYS Property Maintenance in the interim, Planning can get samples of sample laws from General Code Publishers ? Need to consider the property owners rights
5) Surfside Water
May need a resolution to allow engineer to extend the water lines and to seek funding. Attorney Trask will need to review documentation of Water District formation, maps and any reports.
6) Dept. Heads Reports (Review)
The department reports for the month of February that have been turned in were distributed by the Town Clerk to the Board members: Gugino Financial, town clerk financial, police, dog, and copies of the local law #1, NIMS resolution, and Erie County Fiscal Stability statement.
The vouchers which were prepaid and the received bills which were placed on vouchers for payment were approved by the auditing committee to be placed on the abstract 3.
8) NIMS (Disaster Committee)
A resolution which is needed for records that the town is participating, functioning, and training town and fire/emergency personnel for disaster preparedness and implementing strategies in the event of a disaster and within the standards set forth by FEMA.
9) Drivers School
The school is an independent business which will provide services for court appointed driving school. They will use the building each month.
10) Forum Gathering March 18
Reminder to all department heads that the forum is set for 1:00 PM next Saturday
11) Letter Audit
A review of the records will be scheduled and if they have any concerns at that point they will audit fully.
12) New Policy- Assessors Office
This policy will allow property owners to express their concerns to the assessors before the tentative roll is completed
13) Historical Oven
Supervisor Pero is following up on possible grant money for historical sit of bread oven in Brant
15) Executive Session- Personal Issues:
Motion by Councilman Chiavetta to go into executive session seconded by Councilman Gier. 5 ayes 0 nays.
After the executive session which was closed by a motion from Councilman Gier and seconded by Councilwoman Turner. 5 ayes 0 nays.
Motion to adjourn by Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Chiavetta at approximately 9:50. 5 ayes 0 nays
Respectfully submitted by,
Thea A. Ells
Brant Town Clerk