Town Board Minutes 8-8-06


Minutes of the regular meeting held on Tuesday August 08, 2006 of the Brant Town Board at 7:30 PM, 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 Attorney William J. Trask Sr. Recording Secretary: Town Clerk Thea A. Ells Absent: Councilman John J. Chiavetta Also present were: Martin E. Rosiek, resident Alice Escott, Town Crier Charles Arrigo, resident Bill Wesp, Deputy Hwy. Super. Brian Kauzala, resident David Hock, Police Chief George Cordia, Village Trustee Michael Daniel, Daniel Auto Sales Donna Marien, DCO Lee & Jean Brunelli, 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 Councilman Arrigo, the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE JULY 11 TOWN BOARD MINUTES BE ACCEPTED On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following BUDGET MODIFICAITON RESOLUTION 080806-#22 for the period ending June 30th, 2006 was approved: 4 AYES- 0 NAYS: Councilman Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilman John Arrigo Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye 3) MONTHLY REPORTS On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE SUPERVISORS JUNE 2006 FINANCIAL REPORT BE ACCEPTED On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE TOWN CLERKS JULY AND TAX COLLECTORS JULY AND FINAL REPORT BE ACCEPTED On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following motion was: Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE JUSTICE RITZ AND GUGINO CLERKS JULY FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT BE ACCEPTED On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by, Councilwoman Turner the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE JULY CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER?S REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY GARY BRECKER On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Gier, the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE JULY DOG CONTROL OFFICERS REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY LIAISON COUNCILMAN ARRIGO. On a motion from Councilwoman Arrigo Turner, seconded by Councilman, the following motion was: Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE POLICE CHIEF?S JULY REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY LIAISON SUPERVISOR PERO On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following motion was: Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: THE JULY TOWN CLERKS REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS REVIEWED BY THEA ELLS Clerks note: All Department Reports are attached in Minute Book; financial reports are filed in respective offices. OLD BUSINESS: 1. Land Purchase Supervisor Pero and Attorney Trask spoke on the purchasing of the adjacent property to the Town Park and they are working with Evans National as the funding may be refunded due to grant award. 2. Grants Awarded Supervisor Pero announced that the Town of Brant has been informed that the Town Park has been awarded $5,000.00 through Assemblymen Jack Quinn?s? efforts. Senator Volker has come through with the $20,000.00 which Supervisor Pero requested for the Community Building upgrade of windows and kitchen renovating. Senator Volker will be in attendance when we accept the check and rededicate the community building. 3. Town Forum Gathering Supervisor Pero reviewed the items which were discussed at the forum. Brant Summer Fest, Brant Recreation, Memorial Park ? public participation, committee for Town Hall, aerobic class available on Wednesday mornings, sidewalk clean ? up, Versailles Plank Road from Milestrip to Route 249 to be closed for one day for resurfacing possibly next week. Pero stated that the forums give the residents and public the opportunity to ask department head questions and be involved. New Business 1. Date Change- Wednesday September 13, 2006 Board Meeting On a motion from Supervisor Pero , and seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: MEETING DATE CHANGE IN SEPTEMBER DUE TO PRIMARY DAY: TOWN BOARD MEETING WILL BE HELD WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AT 7:30 PM 2. New Laws- Set Public Hearing On a motion from Councilman Gier, and seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8:00 PM LOCAL TIME, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONSIDERING THE ADOPTION OF PROPOSED FOR LOCAL LAW #4 AMENDING CURRENT JUNK YARD LAW AND LOCAL LAW #5 MODIFYING PROPERTY MAINTENANCE LAW IN THE TOWN OF BRANT. 3. Proclamation Daisy Winters WHEREAS, Daisy Mae Erick Winters was born August 29, 1899 in Angola, New York. In the home known as the Newton house, Chiappone Store and Loretto Glass and WHEREAS, Daisy was the eldest of Three children born to Alice Walters and Philip Erick and WHEREAS, Daisy met her future husband Herbert Winters at the Farnham dance hall owned by Auguste Schwert which is across from Pizzolanti?s Restaurant and WHEREAS, Daisy married Herbert Winters on March 22, 1919 at what is now the William Friend Family residence and WHEREAS, Daisy and Herbert had three children; Herbert Jr., Jean and Olen. All three were born and raised on the farm and WHEREAS, Daisy has worked at local canning factories and at Pizzolanti?s in Farnham until she was 80 years old. NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the TOWN OF BRANT is proud of the accomplishments that Daisy Winters has achieved during her life and be it further RESOLVED, that the Town of Brant and our residents have benefited from the great gift of knowledge that she has shared about our past and be it further RESOLVED, that the Town of Brant and our residents are happy to celebrate with Daisy and her family on the eve of her 107th Birthday and be it further RESOLVED, that the Town of Brant is proud to have Erie County?s oldest citizen enjoying her long life as a resident of our town and, Finally, we wish DAISY MAE ERICK WINTERS a joyous and Happy 107th BIRTHDAY and proclaim TUESDAY AUGUST 29th, 2006 as DAISY WINTERS DAY in the Town of Brant. All residents should honor Daisy on this day by doing something nice for a senior. On a motion from Supervisor Pero and seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: PROCLAMATION FOR DAISY WINTERS TO BE FRAMED FOR PRESENTATION TO HER 4. Surfside Advertise Bids Set Date On a motion from Councilman Gier and seconded by Councilman Arrigo the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS FOR SUPPLYING PIPE MATERIALS AND APPURTENANCES FOR THE TOWN OF BRANT, SURFSIDE DRIVE WATER MAIN with addition of for a 5% bid bond required (which is included in this edition) as follows: Sealed bids for pipe materials, appurtenances and gravel products for the Town of Brant Surfside Drive water main extension, will be received by the Town Clerk, Town of Brant, Erie County, until 7:30 PM local time on September 7, 2006 at the Brant Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York 14027, at which time and place they will be publicly opened and read. Specifications and bid forms for the work are obtainable from the Town Clerk, at the Brant Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York 14027, upon the deposit of Forty Dollars ($40.00) for each set of documents (2 checks of $20.00 each). DEPOSIT CHECKS SHALL BE MADE PAYABLE TO THE TOWN OF BRANT. If documents are to be mailed, a seperate non refundable check in the amount of Five Dollars ($5.00) made out to the Town of Brant is required for First Class Postage. A bid bond or certified check in the amount of five percent (5%) of the bid is required. Any Bidder, upon returning the Contract Documents to the Town Clerk within 30 days, pursuant to Section 102 of the General Municipal Law and in good condition, will be refunded their deposit payment, and any non-bidder upon so returning the Contract Documents will be refunded Twenty Dollars ($20.00). The Town of Brant reserves the right to reject or accept any and all bids, which may be submitted and to waive any informality contained in said bid or bids received. Bidder may not withdraw their bid within sixty (60) days after date of opening. 5. Streetscape Memorial Park On a motion from Councilman Arrigo and seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO AUTHORIZE E&M ENGINEERS TO PREPARE NEW SPEC?S AND SET A DATE FOR BID OPENING FOR LABOR AND CLOCK TOWER FOR THE MEMORIAL PARK STREETSCAPE PROJECT AS PER ERIE COUNTY APPROVAL 6. Set Public Hearing CDBG On a motion from Supervisor Pero and seconded by Councilman Gier the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: PUBLIC HEARING SET FOR WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8:30PM FOR COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROJECT IDEAS 7. Meal on Wheels Supervisor Pero read from a letter he received with a request for funding: On a motion from Councilman Arrigo and seconded by Supervisor Pero the following motion was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO PROVIDE FUNDING FROM THE BUDGET FOR MEALS ON WHEELS IN THE AMOUNT OF $1356.00 8. Municipal Cooperation Resolution Supervisor Pero reviewed a savings plan where the Town would be receiving interest as a CD but without the time restraints of a CD. The Board members discussed the program and opted to table till more review could be done. Attorney Trask will look into if the town has previously set an investment policy. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION & CORRESPONDENCE 1. Heads of Department All department heads need to be working on their estimates of expenditures for next year. 2. Last Concert Date August 14th Paul Zittell will be performing from 7:00 PM till 9:00PM 3. Insurance School August 21st & 22nd Will be held at the Community Building on the above dates from 6:45PM till 9:47 PM 4. Rural Transit Brunch August 30th Supervisor Pero shared that he has been invited to this brunch 5. Winner of Trivia Quiz (Jeannie Haberer is the winner) 6. Letter from ORPS Certifying the Town?s equalization rate is 100% 7. Time Warner The new cable company 8. Food for all Program North Collins H. S. ? lunch time 9. NYS Dept. of Ag Request for proposal for grants 10. Hunting License August 14th Sales start 11. Rabies Clinic September 6th At the Brant Fire Hall - Clerk will be available for renewing licenses and new licenses 12. Village of North Collins Thank you to the Highway Dept. 13. Mrs. United States (Jennifer Daniel Stellar came in as the first runner up in Las Vegas and will be aired on Pax TV September 4th.) COUNCILMAN REPORTS APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, and seconded by Councilman Gier the following was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO APPROVE THE AUGUST ABSTRACT AS SHOWN FOR PAYMENT: ABSTRACT 8 FOR THE YEAR 2006 General Fund Town wide Vouchers 336-390 Totaling: $22,476.63 Street lighting Voucher 7 Totaling: $ 1,755.29 General Fund ? Part Town Vouchers 19 Totaling: $8,104.54 Fire Protection Voucher 3-4 Totaling: $ 78,460.72 Highway Town wide Vouchers 60-66 Totaling: $2,443.15 Highway Part Town Voucher 8-12 Deleted (13-18) Totaling: $20,527.65 Abstract 8 will start w/19 General Town wide ? Payroll Totaling: $25,154.66 General Fund Part town Payroll - $298.10 Highway Payroll Totaling: $6,836.21 Note for payroll** month of July Supervisor Pero opened the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS if anyone present had any questions or concerns. General discussion took place about the high volume of citations given out recently and the enforcement of speed zones through out the Town. THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS WAS CLOSED. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, and seconded by Councilman Gier the following was Ayes 4 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO ADJOURN THE AUGUST 8 TOWN BOARD MEETING AT 8:25 PM Respectfully submitted, Thea A. Ells Brant Town Clerk