Town Board Minutes 6-13-06


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Brant Town Board held on Tuesday June 13, 2006 at the Brant Town Hall at 1294 Brant North Collins Rd., Brant, New York. There were present: Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Councilman John Arrigo Councilman Jeffrey W. Gier Councilwoman Roseann Turner Councilman John J. Chiavetta Recording Secretary: Town Clerk Thea A. Ells Also present were: Martin E. Rosiek, resident Joseph Gardyjan, Planning Board Chair Alice Escott, Town Crier David Hock, Chief of Police Marian Vanni , North Collins Councilwoman George Cordia, Village Trustee Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent Bill Henry, property owner Charles Arrigo, resident Tim Kobel, resident Lee & Jean Brunelli, residents Pat Callahan, property owner Leah Mirusso, resident Dan Witzak, resident Gary Brecker, Code Officer Brian Campbell, The Sun John & Betty O?Donnell, residents Charles Arrigo, resident Sam Lojacano, resident 1) PLEDGE TO THE FLAG At 7:30 PM a pledge to the flag was led by Supervisor Pero, and the meeting was called to order. Supervisor Pero made a short announcement to the audience: Nothing at this meeting should be taken personally; this is about a Town Board meeting making decisions in the best interest of the Town for its residents. 2) APPROVAL OF MINUTES On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE MAY 4TH WORKSHOP RECORD AND THE MAY 9TH BOARD MINUTES BE ACCEPTED 3) MONTHLY REPORTS On a motion from Councilman Chiavetta, seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following BUDGET MODIFICAITON RESOLUTION 061306-#13 was approved: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS: Councilman John J. Chiavetta Voting Aye Councilman John Arrigo Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye $ (261.00) From A1110.4 Muni Court-Contr Expend(Ritz) $ 261.00 To A1110.2 Muni Court-Equip & Cap Outlat(Ritz) $ (1,000.00) From A1990.4 Contingent Account $ 1,000.00 To A1680.4 Central Data Processing-Contr Expend(Payroll) $ (1,987.00) From A3120.4 Police/Bingo-Contr Expend $ 1,987.00 To A3120.41 Police/Bingo-Contr Expend(Consulting & Secretarial Svs) $ (1,000.00) From A1990.4 Contingent Account $ 1,000.00 To A7410.4 Library-Contr Expend $ (1,000.00) From A1990.4 Contingent Account $ 1,000.00 To A7550.4 Celebrations-Contr Expend $ (255.00) From A1990.4 Contingent Account $ 255.00 To A9050.8 Unemployment Insurance(Reimbursement) ADOPTED: THAT THE BUDGET MODIFICATIONS LISTED ABOVE BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE SUPERVISORS FINANCIAL REPORT CORRECTIONS BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Gier, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE SUPERVISORS FINANCIAL REPORT ENDING APRIL 30TH BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE TOWN CLERKS AND TAX COLLECTORS MAY FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS REVIEWED BY BOARD MEMBERS On a motion from Councilwoman Turner, seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE JUSTICE CLERKS MAY FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT FOR GUGINO BAIL & JUSTICE ACCOUNT AND RITZ BAIL & JUSTICE ACCOUNT BE ACCEPTED AS REVIEWED BY BOARD MEMBERS *Code Officer late will fit in when he arrives On a motion from Councilman Chiavetta, seconded by Councilman Gier, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE MAY DOG CONTROL OFFICERS REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY LIAISON COUNCILMAN ARRIGO. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE MAY POLICE PATROL REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY CHIEF DAVID HOCK On a motion from Councilman Gier and seconded by Councilman Chiavetta, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE MAY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER?S REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY GARY BRECKER Gary Brecker requested a printer for his computer. On a motion from Councilwoman Turner, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE TOWN CLERKS MAY REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY CLERK THEA ELLS On a motion from Councilwoman Turner, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE PLANNING BOARD MAY MEETING REPORT AND UPDATE BY JOSEPH GARDYJAN BE ACCEPTED Clerks note: All Department Reports are attached in Minute Book; financial reports are filed in respective offices. WATER DISTRICT: Nothing new. BRANT REVITALIZATION COMMITTEE: Nothing new. 4) OLD BUSINESS: 1) Memorial Park Streetscape update: Supervisor Pero reported that new drawings and report were sent to Mark Lee and the project should get started after the Summer Fest on July 15th. The clock tower will be funded wholly by donations, to donate please contact Supervisor Pero. 2) Water District #1 & Surfside The Water Committee members meet May 10 with Erie County Water Authority and Councilman Chiavetta read a letter of response from ECWA which indicated that the only service they may offer Brant is bulk sales through the Village of Farnham as they are presently doing due to various reasons including water lines on easements & water storage shared with Farnham. The committee will be negotiating with the Village of Farnham. Supervisor Pero stated that the Board is receiving prices and that the Town Highway may do the ditching and a hydrant will be placed on Surfside for the extension. 4) NIMS Farnham Fire Dept. may have training in the near future. 5) Lake Shore Youth Football Meeting with Dave Mascio on May 11th resulted in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with LSYF, and these requirements are added to the previous agreement. 6) Dry Hydrant The Town Park pond is used by the Fire Departments for drafting and the new dry hydrant unit is ordered at a cost of $761.47 and the Highway will be installing it. 6) Sidewalks Supervisor Pero reported that the Boy Scouts have started on Brant Reservation Rd., sweeping and cutting into the old sidewalks. They will continue after school lets out. 7.) Audit Supervisor Pero reported that Joe Kirsten reviewed the town?s books and we are awaiting his response. 8.) Property Purchase On a motion made by Councilman Gier and seconded by Councilman Chiavetta the following RESOLUTION 061306 -#14 was adopted with a roll call vote of the following members present: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS Councilman Gier Voting Aye Councilman Chiavetta Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman Arrigo Voting Aye Councilwoman Turner Voting Aye RESOLVED: WHEREAS, at its May 9, 2006 meeting, the Brant Town Board authorized Supervisor Pero to enter into a contract to acquire lands adjacent to the existing Brant Town Park, subject to the receipt of grant monies to pay for such acquisition, and WHEREAS, the seller is looking for a quick sale and has indicated a reluctance to wait until grant monies would be available, and WHEREAS, the grant advisor for the Town of Brant has advised that the immediate acquisition of the lands would not render the Town ineligible for such grant monies to reimburse the cost of acquisition, NOW, THEREFORE, IT IS RESOLVED, that Supervisor Pero is authorized to proceed with the acquisition of such lands without waiting for such grant monies, and it is further RESOLVED, that counsel is hereby authorized to prepare such further resolutions and authorizations as may be required to provide for the immediate financing of such land acquisition in a total sum not to exceed $40,000.00, including closing costs. 5.) New Business 1.) Resolution property & Negotiate with Evans Bank 2.) Bond Council Supervisor Pero informed the Board that a Short Environmental Assessment Form (SEQRA) has been completed. Supervisor Pero moved for the adoption of Resolution 061306-#15 Approving a Negative Declaration under SEQRA, seconded by Councilman Arrigo with a roll call vote of the following members present: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS: Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman John Arrigo Voting Aye Councilman John J. Chiavetta Voting Aye Councilman Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye RESOLUTION 061306-#15 ADOPTED: APPROVAL OF A NEGATIVE DECLARATION UNDER SEQRA FOR THE PURCHASE OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE BRANT TOWN PARK WITH CONFIRMATION THAT A SHORT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT FORM HAS BEEN FILED IN THE TOWN CLERKS OFFICE AND IS ATTACHED TO THE ORIGINAL COPY OF THE MINUTES OF THIS MEETING. The following Resolution 061306-#16 was offered by Supervisor Pero, who moved its adoption, seconded by Councilman Chiavetta, to-wit: BOND RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BRANT, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK (THE "TOWN"), AUTHORIZING THE ACQUISITION OF AN APPROXIMATELY 15-ACRE PARCEL OF LAND AND THE RESIDENCE THEREON LOCATED AT 1020 BRANT-FARNHAM ROAD IN THE TOWN OF BRANT; ESTIMATING THAT THE TOTAL COST THEREOF IS $40,000; AND APPROPRIATING SAID AMOUNT THEREFORE; AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $40,000 IN SERIAL BONDS OF THE TOWN TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Brant (the "Town") proposes to authorize the issuance of $40,000 in serial bonds of the Town to finance an approximately 15-acre parcel of land and the residence thereon located at 1020 Brant-Farnham Road in the Town of Brant (the "Project"), as described herein; and WHEREAS, by resolution of the Town Board, dated June 13, 2006, adopted immediately prior to the consideration of this bond resolution, the Town Board determined that the Project constitutes an "Unlisted Action" under the New York State Environmental Quality Review Act and the regulations promulgated thereunder (collectively, "SEQRA") and determined that the Project would not have a significant negative impact on the environment, and adopted a "negative declaration" under SEQRA to such effect. NOW, THEREFORE, THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BRANT, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK HEREBY RESOLVES (by the affirmative vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of such body), AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. The Town is hereby authorized to undertake the acquisition of an approximately 15-acre parcel of land and the residence thereon located at 1020 Brant-Farnham Road in the Town of Brant and to issue $40,000 principal amount of serial bonds pursuant to the provisions of the Local Finance Law, constituting Chapter 33-a of the Consolidated Laws of the State of New York (the "Law") to finance the estimated cost thereof. It is hereby determined that the maximum estimated cost of the aforementioned specific object or purpose is $40,000, said amount is hereby appropriated therefore and the plan for the financing thereof shall consist of the issuance of the $40,000 in serial bonds of the Town authorized to be issued pursuant to this section or bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of such bonds. SECTION 2. It is hereby determined that the period of probable usefulness for the aforementioned specific object or purpose is thirty (30) years, pursuant to subdivision a.21.a. of Section 11.00 of the Law. SECTION 3. Current funds are not required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds authorized by this resolution or any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation thereof, pursuant to Section 107.00 d.5 of the Law. SECTION 4. The temporary use of available funds of the Town, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Law, for the capital purposes described in this resolution. This resolution shall constitute a declaration of official intent to reimburse the expenditures as part of the projects described herein with the proceeds of the bonds and bond anticipation notes authorized herein, as required by United States Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2. SECTION 5. The final maturity of the bonds herein authorized to be issued shall not be in excess of five (5) years measured from the date of issuance of the first serial bond or bond anticipation note issued. SECTION 6. Each of the serial bonds authorized by this resolution and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall contain the recital of validity prescribed by Section 52.00 of the Law and said serial bonds and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds shall be general obligations of the Town, payable as to both principal and interest by a general tax upon all the real property within the Town without legal or constitutional limitation as to rate or amount. The faith and credit of the Town are hereby irrevocably pledged to the punctual payment of the principal and interest on said serial bonds and bond anticipation notes and provisions shall be made annually in the budget of the Town by appropriation for (a) the amortization and redemption of the bonds and bond anticipation notes to mature in such year and (b) the payment of interest to be due and payable in such year. SECTION 7. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Law, pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of bond anticipation notes or the renewals of said obligations, and of Section 21.00, Section 50.00, Section 54.90, Sections 56.00 through 60.00, Section 62.10 and Section 63.00 of the Law, the powers and duties of the Town Board relative to authorizing bond anticipation notes and prescribing the terms, form and contents as to the sale and issuance of bonds herein authorized, including without limitation the determination of whether to issue bonds having substantially level or declining debt service and all matters related thereto, and of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds, and the renewals of said bond anticipation notes, are hereby delegated to the Town Supervisor, the chief fiscal officer of the Town. Further, pursuant to subdivision b. of Section 11.00 of the Law, in the event that bonds to be issued for one or more of the objects or purposes authorized by this resolution are combined for sale, pursuant to subdivision c. of Section 57.00 of the Law, with bonds to be issued for one or more objects or purposes authorized by other resolutions of the Town Board, then the power of the Town Board to determine the "weighted average period of probable usefulness" (within the meaning of subdivision a. of Section 11.00 of the Law) for such combined objects or purposes is hereby delegated to the Town Supervisor, as the chief fiscal officer of the Town. SECTION 8. The Town Supervisor is hereby further authorized to take such actions and execute such documents as may be necessary to ensure the continued status of the interest on the bonds authorized by this resolution and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as excludable from gross income for Federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the "Code") and to designate the bonds authorized by this resolution and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, if applicable, as "qualified tax-exempt bonds" in accordance with Section 265(b)(3)(B)(i) of the Code. SECTION 9. The intent of this resolution is to give the Town Supervisor sufficient authority to execute those applications, agreements, instruments or to do any similar acts necessary to effect the issuance of the aforesaid serial bonds or bond anticipation notes without resorting to further action of this Town Board. SECTION 10. The validity of the bonds authorized by this resolution and of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of said bonds may be contested only if: (a) such obligations are authorized for an object or purpose for which the Town is not authorized to expend money; or (b) the provisions of law which should be complied with at the date of the publication of such resolution are not substantially complied with, and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within twenty (20) days after the date of such publication; or (c) such obligations are authorized in violation of the provisions of the constitution. SECTION 13. This resolution shall take effect immediately and the Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish the foregoing resolution in full, together with a notice attached in substantially the form as prescribed in Section 81.00 of the Law, in the official newspaper(s) of the Town (a) for such publication, and (b) for the publication of the notice of sale in connection with any bonds issued pursuant to this resolution. The following vote was taken and recorded in the open session of said meeting for Resolution 061306-#16: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS: Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman John J. Chiavetta Voting Aye Councilman John Arrigo Voting Aye Councilman Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye This resolution shall take effect immediately. 3.) Spray Pool Supervisor Pero informed all of the letters received from Erie County and New York State Health Departments concerning the spray pool which states that due to possible illness from cryptosporidium bacteria our filtration system is mandated to be changed. Due to the need per NYS Health Dept. of an ultraviolet system or a complete new drainage system plus the water usage the board passed the following, On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Supervisor Pero, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO CLOSE THE BRANT WADING/SPRAY POOL FOR ONE YEAR PENDING LITIGATION WITH New York STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT. 4.) Chlorination System Supervisor Pero informed those present of the current changes in the drinking water chlorination system at the Community Building and all samples have come back clear and approved. The entire Park and its buildings are 100% okay for drinking per Joe Giambrone and inspection by the Erie County Health Department. 5.) Real Property Contract 100% Equalization: Supervisor Pero spoke after apologizing to those in attendance at the work shop concerning the contract with New York State Real Property Services for a six year term. Pero spoke about Mt. Carmel Church in Brant possibly closing and that the Town is at its lowest population in 100 years. Pero recommends that the Board not sign the contract and allow the assessor to do his job with out state mandates due to a contract. Councilwoman Turner had met with the Assessor and read from a report indicating the negative impact dropping the 100% evaluation, which would effect monies received from NYS, BOND approval, and defect various exemptions. Following discussion among the board members Supervisor Pero said that he would call and ask for an extension on the July 1st date set for signing and Councilman Chiavetta moved for a motion to table the signing of the contract until next month?s meeting, Councilman Gier seconded, Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TABLE SIGNING A 100% EQUALIZATION CONTRACT WITH NYSRPS UNTIL NEXT MEETING 6.) Resolution School Reform On a motion from Councilman Gier, duly seconded by Supervisor Pero the following RESOLUTION 061306-#17 was adopted with a roll call vote: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS Councilman Gier Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman Arrigo Voting Aye Councilwoman Turner Voting Aye Councilman Chiavetta Voting Aye The delegates at the 2006 annual meeting of the Association of Towns adopted Resolution No. 8 entitled School Funding Reform. In response the Town Board of Brant submits the following resolution: WHEREAS, the Town OF Brant is concerned about the ever-increasing cost of primary and secondary public education borne by real property taxpayers; and WHEREAS, the increasing fiscal burden of public education on real property taxpayers impacts the ability to provide adequate revenues to fund important Town services and programs that ensures the well being of our communities; Now Therefore Be It Resolved that the Town of Brant supports this resolution that was placed before you by the Association of Towns, that the Association of Towns calls upon the Governor, the New York State Legislature, and other State Officials to develop a solution that will provide adequate State funding for public education thereby lessening or eliminating dependence on local real property taxes without reducing funding to other local governments and local government programs; Be It Further Resolved that the Town of Brant calls upon our State leaders to eliminate costly unfunded mandates, which increase the cost of providing a public education and further strain the real property tax base. 7.) S.I.T. Update S.I.T. represents South town Intercommunity Transportation which had a meeting about a program which would bring mini buses across our area and enhance the Route 62 Bus Route. Supervisor Pero stated that it would give the South town public transportation. The program is in the conception stage and Pero is asking for letters of support for the concept of the program which he feels will be an asset to the communities? elderly and lower income. 8.) Bike Path ? The Board had mentioned previously about a matching fund Bike Path and feel that do to financial constraints it should be put off for know. 9.) Statement Police Academy Supervisor Pero read a statement: Let?s make it perfectly clear, in no way will the Town of Brant compensate or finance any applicant that enters the Police Academy. The responsibility for schooling in this matter is not the duty of the Town of Brant. Furthermore, sponsoring does not imply that a sponsored individual will be hired as an officer of the Brant Police Department upon graduation. It is required that the hiring of any individual be approved by the Board of the Town of Brant first. 10.) Resolution Opposing 4 Year Plan On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, duly seconded by Councilman Chiavetta the following RESOLUTION 061306-#18 was adopted with a roll call vote: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS Councilman Arrigo Voting Aye Councilman Chiavetta Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Turner Voting Aye RESOLUTION IN OPPOSITION OF ERIE COUNTY LEGISLATURE?S (4) FOUR YEAR PLAN FOR ERIE COUNTY WHEREAS, the Erie County Legislature is proposing a four (4) year plan that would 1) Eliminate Sheriff Road Patrols 2) Transfer County roads to local control 3) Increase sales tax 4) Increase County property tax, and WHEREAS, such actions would cause an undue hardship on the Town of Brant creating a general Town Tax, which would severely impact our residents, particularly those on fixed incomes and those with families, and WHEREAS, the Town of Brant wishes to take visible stand in protest to these proposed recommendations by the Erie County Legislature, NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Brant Town Board objects to the aforementioned proposals. These proposals, if enacted, would cause a serious hardship for the Town of Brant and its residents, and RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution be forwarded to: Erie County Executive Joel Giambra, all Erie County Legislators, and the following Erie County Towns for support: Akron, Alden, Boston, Clarence, Colden, Collins, Concord, Holland, Marilla, North Collins, Newstead, Sardinia and Whales?. 11.) Memorial Day Supervisor Pero thanked all in attendance and reported that the program in Brant and in Farnham went well and had good attendance. 6.) Correspondence 1.) Letters RE: Erie County Sheriffs Dept. Supervisor Pero read a letter received from Peter A. McMahon Supervisor of Grand Island. Pero also read some of a letter from Joel A. Giambra outlining a three year plan to charge for Sheriff?s road patrol, indicating a charge of $35,246.00 in 2007, which represents one third of the cost. The town would then pay two thirds in 2008 and the full amount of $105,845.00 in 2009 with the future years based upon a similar usage methodology. Pero stated that the Board would be going into executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss this contract. 2.) Four Year Plan (Erie County) 3.) NY State Troopers Letter that does not effect Town as we use a prosecutor. 4.) Thank you letters ? VFW ( 4 Flags ? Memorial Day), Brant Post Office, Farnham Color Guard, Farnham Officials, Cub Scouts, Bob Shannon Supervisor Pero sent Thank you? to the above mentioned organizations and people and wanted to thank them again. 5.) Thank you Card - Ray Zabron, Richard Lopez Supervisor Pero read their letter which was in response to the meet the Police Dept Day at the Community Building. 6.) Thank you Children at Play Supervisor Pero read the thank you from families on Hammond Rd. 7.) Letter Reynolds Letter from Bob Reynolds stating that he would like to attend more meetings and have better communications and meet more often. 7.) Letter Volker Supervisor Pero read from a letter from Volker acknowledging our resolution concerning tolls on 1 90, and Volker?s response to a proposal ,?White Paper?, Supervisor Pero sent him in regards to Erie County, Erie County Legislature, and stated that he was forwarding it to the head of Erie County Control Board. Pero mentioned the South Town Community Coalition and expressed that they can accomplish a lot together, and that the people need better representation in the Erie County Legislature. Pero noted receipt of a letter confirming that no asbestos has been found in the water lines in Farnham. 7.) Meetings June 14- Public Meeting Erie County Stability Authority June 17- South Towns Hazmat Team June 22- Public Assistance Workshop June 22- Erie County Consortium Meeting June 22- Brant Association Government Meeting June 29- Traffic Safety Advisory Board July 27- Planning & Zoning Summer School 8. Miscellaneous Information 1.) June has been proclaimed clean up month, please take part in ?Put Pride Back in Our Town?, and July 15 Brant Summer Fest and Town wide yard sale. 2.) Brant Fire Truck Dedication ? All agreed it was a momentous occasion and well done by Brant Fire Co. 3.) Speed Limit Versailles Plank Rd ? 45 MPH speed limits is now in effect on the Town section of this road, Chief Hock answered that enforcement was going well. 4.) Evans Brant Chamber of Commerce ? The latest What?s Happenings from EBC is posted on the Town Clerks Bulleting Board. 5.) Angola Park & Gazebo ? Their schedule and list of concerts will be posted also. The Brant Farnham Senior Organization is hosting a Strawberry Social on Wednesday June 14th at 7:00 PM and there will be refreshments and entertainment, they are looking for new members. Brant Summer concert Series starts on Monday June 26 with the Formula Band a the Brant Town Park at 7:00 PM. Bill Henry of the Energy Committee spoke to the Board and those present that the improved Real Property Tax Exemption for energy improvements has been passed. The County will come out and hold informational sessions to inform those interested on programs that are available for local towns. 9.) Councilman Reports John Arrigo - Employee Hand Book will review with the rest of the Board at the next work shop Thanked Marty Rosiek for planting flowers at the Town Hall. Jeffrey Gier - Sign Fence ? getting prices Roseann Turner ? John Chiavetta- 10.) Approval of Abstract 6 On a motion from Councilman Gier, and seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO APPROVE THE JUNE ABSTRACT AS SHOWN FOR PAYMENT AND AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO ABSTRACT 6 FOR THE YEAR 2006 General Fund Town wide Vouchers 222-287 Totaling: $67,223.54 Street lighting Voucher 5 Totaling: $ 1,842.66 General Fund ? Part Town Vouchers 15-17 Totaling: $ 17,459.08 Fire Protection Voucher 2 Totaling: $ 7,257.06 Highway Town wide Vouchers 46-55 Totaling: $5,967.58 Highway Part Town Voucher 2-5 Totaling: $5,258.41 General Town wide ? Payroll Totaling: $ 23,276.20 General Fund Part town Payroll - $298.10 Brant Water District: Voucher 5 Totaling: $16,717.50 Highway Payroll Totaling: $6,562.34 Note for payroll** Payroll Covers 5/5/06-06/02/06 George Cordia stated that on June 24th & 25th there will be a work party for placement of the playground equipment and the Village is having a Memorial Stone erected for all the Veterans. Mayor Renaldo stated that the North Collins Fire Co. is having a softball tournament Saturday and a Barbeque and they will have concerts in July. Councilman Vanni stated that the South town Coalition will be of benefit in dealing with the Sheriff?s road patrol issues and others as the towns and villages have already joined together and can combine efforts to represent the residents of the area more effectively. Supervisor Pero opened the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS if anyone present had any questions or concerns. George Cordia asked the Board to look into the area near the lake (Lotus Bay), as the trucks and equipment can not gain access to the property past the circle with out damaging the equipment. Pero will contact the liaison for that area. Pero answered Marty Rosiek that the Brant Pool will be open starting July 1st through July 10th from 11:00 AM till 7:00 PM daily. After Recreation starts on July 10th 3:00 pm till 7:00 PM weekdays and 11:00 Till 7:00 Pm weekends. Rosiek asked if the Board would consider changing the placement of the Acknowledgement of Visitors so as to accommodate those wishing to address the Board on a particular subject. Rosiek stated that he was concerned over the Boards view on not signing the Equalization contract as he felt he would lose part of his exemptions and pay higher taxes, and thanked Turner for her research on the equalization issue. Tim Kobel let the Board know that nothing has been done with the property next door to him, (Brecker stated that it was on a compliance issue) and commented on the Sheriff issue. Kobel commented on the new Police Department. Patrick Callahan spoke and addressed his neighbors which were present concerning his track on property he has on Vermont Street. Callahan claimed that he has had no previous complaints and this is the first he has heard of problems in three years. Other residents were present from Vermont St. who are Brant residents expressed their concern with the track noise, and dust. There was mention of an environmental study to determine if there was any violation. Brecker stated that the town attorney is reviewing the code to verify if there were any code violations at the property in question. On a motion from Councilman Chiavetta, and seconded by Councilman Gier the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED TO RETIRE FOR A BRIEF EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS A CONTRACTUAL ISSUE AT 9:47 PM.TO EXECUTIVE SESSION On a motion from Councilman Gier, and seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following was Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Chiavetta, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: EXECUTIVE SESSION OF THE BOARD CLOSED AT 10:08 PM On a motion from Supervisor Pero, and seconded by Councilman Gier the following was Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Chiavetta, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO SUPPORT AND JOIN WITH THE ASSOCIATION OF ERIE COUNTY GOVERNMENTS LAWSUIT AGAINST ERIE COUNTY FOR CHARGE OF SHERIFF PATROL CONTINGENT OF APPROVAL OF THE TOWN ATTORNEY 12.) Motion to Adjourn On a motion from Councilman Gier, and seconded by Councilman Chiavetta the following was Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Chiavetta, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: ADOPTED TO ADJOURN THE MEETING OF June 13, 2006 AT 10:10 PM. Respectfully submitted, Thea A. Ells Brant Town Clerk APPROVED BY: SUPERVISOR PERO: ___________________________________ COUNCILMAN ARRIGO: _______________________________ COUNCILMAN GIER: _________________________________ COUNCILWOMAN TURNER: ___________________________________ COUNCILMAN CHIAVETTA: _______________________________