Minutes of 8/9/11 Town Board meeting


Minutes of the Brant Town Board Meeting Held on August 9, 2011 at 1294 Brant North Collins Rd. 
Present:   Supervisor Leonard Pero, Councilman Jeffrey Gier, Councilman Vincent Fullone, Councilman Clark Borngraber, Attorney William Trask Sr., Town Clerk Thea Ells    

Record of Sign In:  Lee Brunelli, Neil & Janice Ross, Brian Rott, Brian Campbell, Lt. Donald Hepkins, Janet Bowman, Allen Nolan, Debra Ritz. 
Clerks note: Town Board members met at 7:00 PM for workshop, no motions made during the workshop. 
The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Leonard Pero at 7:30 PM with a Pledge to the flag. 
Councilman Gier moved to accept #200 and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes.  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#200 RESOLVED: Approval of Town Board Meeting Minutes from July 19, 2011, as submitted by Town Clerk

Councilman Gier moved for the adoption of the following motion #201 seconded by Councilman Fullone. 4 ayes: Gier, Fullone, Borngraber, Pero. 0 abstain 0 nays
#201 RESOLVED: To Approve Supervisors June 2011 Financial Report As Presented

Councilman Fullone moved for the adoption of the following motion #201 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes: Fullone, Borngraber, Gier, Pero. 0 abstain 0 nays
#201 RESOLVED: To Approve Supervisors Budget Modification As Presented below


Budget	Dec From/	Fund Account	Amount
Modification	(Inc) To	Code	Description	Object	Over Budget
General Fund - Townwwide (A)
 $        790.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $      (790.00)	Increase	A1355.2	Assessment	Equip & Cap Out	 $       790.00 
	To cover the purchase of a new desk		
					
 $        242.00 	Decrease	A1410.4	Clerk	Contr Expend	
 $      (242.00)	Increase	A1410.2	Clerk	Equip & Cap Out	 $       242.00 
	To cover the purchase of a new desk		
					
 $     4,003.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $   (4,003.00)	Increase	A1440.4	Law	Contr Expend	 $    4,003.00 
	To cover the legal cost of the BAN for the purchase of a new Highway Truck and the new Town Hall.
					
 $     1,000.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $   (1,000.00)	Increase	A1620.1	Buildings-Old Town Hall	Pers Serv	 $       290.00 
	To provide an additional appropriation to cover this expense until the move to the new Town Hall. 
					
 $   (1,529.00)	Increase	A3315.1	STOP DWI	Pers Serv	 $    1,528.88 
 	No budget change is recommended at this time because this expense will be fully reimbursed by 
 	Erie County when the STOP-DWI program is over toward year  end.	 	 
					
General Fund - Part Town (B)
 $        245.00 	Decrease	B1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $      (245.00)	Increase	B8010.4	Zoning	Contr Expend	 $       244.95 


Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following motion #202, seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes.  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain 0 nays
#202 RESOLVED: Town Clerk?s June 2011 Financial Reconciliation Report 

Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following motion #203 seconded by Councilman Fullone. 4 ayes: Gier, Fullone, Pero Borngraber, 0 abstain 0 nays
#203 RESOLVED: Justice Gugino / Justice Crouse June 2011 Financial Reconciliation Report (Bail & Regular) Be Accepted

CEO, Gary Brecker, presented the July CEO report.
6 new construction inspections, 1 demolitions inspections, 2 Property Maintenance inspections, 3 abandon building inspections, 1 demolition inspection, illegal junkyard inspections, 1 appearance ticket, 1 building permits issued, 1 stop work order issued, 2 meetings attended.
Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following motion #204 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes: Borngraber, Pero, Fullone, Gier. 0 abstain 0 nays
#204 RESOLVED: Code Enforcement Officer?s report for July 2011 approved as presented.

DOG CONTROL: DCO Barbara Daniel was not present.  Supervisor Pero read the July Dog Report.  He also read the DCO?s recommendation regarding the upcoming census notification.  Based on estimated costs of Pennysaver vs. postcard mailings, the DCO urged the Board to approve circulating a two sided flyer in the Pennysaver that cover all Brant and Farnham residents.  The flyer will allow for more information to be included in the notification.
Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following #205 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes: Borngraber, Pero, Fullone, Gier. 0 abstain 0 nays
#205 RESOLVED:  Dog Control Officer?s July 2011 Activity Report Be Accepted As Presented. Summary of Complaints: 0 barking dog, 5 stray dogs seized, 5 dogs kenneled, 1 dead dog reported.

Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following #206 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes: Borngraber, Gier, Fullone, Pero 0 abstain 0 nays
#206 RESOLVED: July 2011 Police Activity Report Be Accepted As Presented Summary: 4652 miles patrolled, fuel usage 437.1 gals, Arrests: Felony: 2, misdemeanor: 15, V&T: 307, Fire calls: 0, First Aid calls: 13, Accidents w/injury: 3, Accident w/no injury: 2, Criminal complaints: 5, non criminal: 29, Property checks: 216, Streetlights reported  out: 1. (Total complaints logged: 891).
Police Memo attachment: A memo was attached to the Police Report addressing problems with vehicles parking on the lawns and along roadway of park, instead of using the new parking lot.  It also addressed park picnic tables being used as ramps for bikes and skateboards by youths. 

Councilman Fullone moved for adoption of the following #207 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes: Fullone, Pero, Borngraber, Gier. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#207 RESOLVED: July 2011 Town Clerk Activity Report Be Accepted As Presented:  JUNE TOWN CLERK CASH REPORT: Total monies rec?d: $7,186.48 Town share: 7,003.48, NYS Health: $45.00, NY State Ag & Mkts: $88.00, NYS DECALS: $0., Security Deposits: $50.00.  

Planning Board Report: Meeting: July 2011
The Planning Board report was read by Supervisor Pero.  The Planning Board reported they met with Snyder Auto and advised him to submit a new Special Use application following the Brant Code?s point by point as a guide.  In their report, the Planning Board requested the Town Board adopt a resolution to send to the State that asks the State to keep legislation regarding hydro-fracking at a local level.  Pero addressed Hydro-fracking.  He stated that Brant has no Marsalis Shale, and is therefore not a location where hydro-fracking would occur.
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #208 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes:  Gier, Pero, Borngraber, Fullone. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#208 RESOLVED: To Approve Planning Board Report of July 2011 meeting.

Fire Reports: Fire Chief David Pero addressed the Fire Department activity for July: Reported 1 structure fire, 2 fire alarms, and 1 search.
The Chief then addressed the issues discussed at the July 2011 Board meeting.  He stated disappointment at the Supervisor?s threat to ?play hardball? during the upcoming contract negotiations because the Fire Department requested payment when asked for a quote by Councilman Gier to fill the Brant pool during a rushed need.  Chief Pero was upset that Councilman Gier did not call him back with other quotes received allowing him to match the quotes, including the free quote by Farnham Fire Co.  He was also upset that the threat was published in the SUN.

Acknowledgement of Dignitaries and Invited Guests:  None spoke

Old Business:

NTH: 

Electric update: Engineer Schenne stated that historically the building had a 600 amp single phase service, removing one of the two entrances cable that allowed the 600 amp service.   They also downgraded the transformer to 300 amp service.   When the Town installed the Air Conditioning, these 300 amp service (and the cables) were inadequate.  The Town installed new cables without removing the original ones.  It was the original cables (2 ft shorter than required for the new service) that caused the electric company to deny the new service.  They required the old cables to be completely removed in order to supply current to the new 400 amp service.  An appointment has been made with National Grid to remove the 300 amp transformer and install the new 400 amp transformer on August 22, 2011.  The service request has been submitted? have spoken with same rep 4x - rec?d waivers to sign- waivers signed (LP) sent in and the change order has been okayed & signed. 
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #209 seconded by Councilman Fullone. 4 ayes:  Pero-aye, Fullone-aye, Gier-aye, Borngraber-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#209 RESOLVED: To approve payment of $3,300. to change the new entrance cables for the new service.

Punch List Update: Clerk has invoice for wires cut in TC office ? need to charge back Hulme for wires cut in Town Clerk Office ? tech invoice to re-run wires is $225.00 plus replacement of wires was 250.00 for a Total $475.00.
Also addressed was the overspray on the police & TC doors.  John Schenne stated the contractors will reimburse the cost of wires and labor, and will remove the overspray.

Plaster work on windows:  Police & CEO offices received estimate from Cheney- must be done ASAP before move ? or we will have to get another quote.  Clerk advised the Board to approve the bid of $850.00 at this meeting which includes replacement or repair of plaster around 9 windows with prime and paint included.
Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following #211 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Borngraber-aye, Gier-aye, Pero-aye, Fullone-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#211 RESOLVED: To approve Cheney?s bid of $850.00 to repair, prime and paint the plaster around the windows in the police and CEO offices before we move in.

PAINTING VARIOUS TRIMS: 
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #212 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier-aye, Borngraber-aye, Fullone-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#212 RESOLVED: To locate a contractor to paint the trim in police and Town Clerk?s Office, cost not to exceed $1,000.00.

Front entrance floor Tile and Police Entrance Carpeting:  (rec?d estimate 8/8/11 update): Discussion by the Board who reviewed quotes from 2 vendors, both offering to do minimal repair for less than $200.00 but recommend repairing the vinyl tile at front entrance & repairing carpeting in police entrance.  One contractor quoting was Darwin Wilson who is a sole proprietor.  Contractor Ed Hulme to pay for labor portion of work.  Ken Carpet to supply carpeting.  Wilson to Stretch old existing high quality carpet and inject adhesive to repair problem area at Police officer.  No formal motions were made.

Concrete Steps outside police department:
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #213 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier-aye, Borngraber-aye, Fullone-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#213 RESOLVED: To allot $4,000 to Ahrens and Wells to install concrete steps outside police office.  Town to supply concrete, etc.

Janitorial Cleaning: An estimate from South Town Janitorial was reviewed in the amount of $894.37.  The cleaning will take 2 to 2-1/2 days so will try to schedule for Aug. 22.
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #214 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier-aye, Borngraber-aye, Fullone-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#214 RESOLVED: To appoint South Towns Janitorial Services at the quoted price of $894.37.  

Carpets: Discussion on cleaning the balance of carpets.  Discussion led to appointing the remaining carpet cleaning to South Towns Shampoo at .22 cents/sq. ft. 
Councilman Fullone moved for adoption of the following #215 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Fullone-aye, Borngraber-aye, Gier-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#215 RESOLVED: To appoint South Towns Janitorial Services to clean remaining carpet at the New Town Hall at the quoted .22 cents/sq. ft.

NTH PHONES: The Town Clerk updated the Board on the progress with the phone at the pool.  She contacted Health Dept. to get OK for using a cell phone.  She has received no call back or answers to date.  As for the in-house system for the Town Hall, all going well, and we will need to schedule training.  Court needs their internet service turned on a week earlier due to court session scheduled for August 29 so they can iron out any problems they may experience.  No actions taken as phones have already been approved.

Time Clocks: Clerk worked with tech verifying that clocks will be ok on network at Town Hall and Highway bldg but vendor may have to come out and make more adjustments (for a fee).  No action required at this meeting.

Department in house mailboxes: Discussion about the installation of the in-house mailboxes.  John Killian to install the mailbox unit in the conference room.  

Front Sign: Discussion about the approval of half payment of voucher on Abstract 8, and color change for Town Symbol ? Color sample was viewed.
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #216 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Pero-aye, Borngraber-aye, Gier-aye, Fullone-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#216 RESOLVED: To approve half payment of Voucher to Hae Jude Signs for the Town Hall?s front sign with color change as reviewed by Board.

Entrance Mats: Town Clerk stated mats were ordered and the order can be adjusted after we are moved in, and for winter needs.

ASR Cabinet move: Town Clerk announced the final move date of the ASR Cabinets is set for August 22nd.

Movers: Town Clerk announced she received a quote of $2880.00 from Allied Movers.  She will produce a memo to all departments that all must adhere to. The price may fluctuate based on how we dictate the move.  Gier acknowledged the $1,000 savings between companies which will help with any fluctuating. 
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #217 seconded by Councilman Fullone. 4 ayes:  Gier-aye, Fullone-aye, Borngraber-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#217 RESOLVED: To choose Allied Movers to conduct the move to the New Town Hall at the quoted price of $2,880.00.

Temporary labor:
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #218 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier-aye, Borngraber-aye, Fullone-aye, Pero-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#218 RESOLVED: To hire Nicholas Burbidge and Anthony Zolnowski as temporary laborers at the Town?s current labor rate to be available from 8/15 to 8/31 for no more than 19-1/2 hours per week each.  

Conference Table: Pero stated that Bob Barns, who is refinishing the top of the conference table that got scratched during the move from ECC is expected to be finished by the first week of September.  He is working at cost and the job total will be $300.00

Fire Extinguishers: Dival?s final quote for new fire extinguishers at the NTH is $526.80.  
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #219 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes:  Gier, Pero, Fullone, Borngraber. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#219 RESOLVED: To approve the Dival?s quote for new fire extinguishers at the New Town Hall in the amount of $526.80.  

Plumbing: Discussion: Police need a vent for their office plumbing.  Per John Schenne, the new law allows plumbers to tie into an existing vent without going through roof, saving additional costs associated.  An estimate will be given to one of the Board members.  Lt. Hepkins to give Town Clerk contact information for the plumber.

Phone Turn-on date: August 29, per Town Clerk note.

Parking Lot: Highway Superintendant to provide estimated cost to Oil and Chip the parking lot at the next Town Board meeting.

Insurance: Town Clerk will update Board as information becomes available.

DFT Security:  Much discussion by Lt. Hepkins describing options available to Town for security at the New Town Hall.  Options included Fire and intrusion monitoring, cellular backup of system, keyless entry, key fobs, video surveillance, etc.  Some options, such as video surveillance will be considered at a future time.  
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #220 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Borngraber. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#220 RESOLVED: Approved DFT security system installation and monitoring of New Town Hall not to exceed $10,000 and to include keyless entry cards.

Closing of Town Hall during Move: The Brant Town Board discussed the closing of the Town Hall during the four days required for the move.  
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #221 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Pero, Gier, Fullone, Borngraber. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#221 RESOLVED: Approved the closing of the Brant Town Hall starting Wednesday August 24, 25, 26 and Monday August 29 with an advertisement to be placed in the SUN & Penny Saver (Clerk notes these dates have been changed to Sept 1-2 and 6-7)

Signs: Ed Dinkuhn stated the inside signs are 65% complete.  Dinkuhn questioned how the Town wanted the lettering above the front door to read.  Pero responded ?Welcome to the Brant Town Hall?.  Dinkuhn stated that the lettering will be offset as the number of letters of the original quote ?Welcome to the Brant Elementary School? differs from the lettering of the new.  He asked if it was ok to add ?Est. 1839? to the end of the new lettering.  The Board responded that would be ok.  Dinkuhn stated the signs should go up next week.

Server Room question:  Town Clerk inquired if the rusty shelving and old lockers would be removed by the laborers.  Gier added they were a hazard.  Clerk added that a door was needed for the server room also.  Gier suggested it be a barred gate to allow airflow.

OLD BUSINESS:

Pool fence & gate: Councilman Gier announced the Pool gate was installed and keys were distributed to Vince and Michelle.  The Pool fence was lowered and will be finished next week.

Lifeguards approved:  Lifeguards Tara Sager, Kyle Sager and Bethany Davis whose approvals were missed at a previous meeting were approved.
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #222 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#222 RESOLVED: Approved the appointment of Tara Sager, Kyle Sager and Bethany Davis approved as Lifeguards.

Recreation Attendant approval: 
Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following #223 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Borngraber, Gier, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#223 RESOLVED: Approved the appointment of Hector Rosas as Recreation Attendant.

Temporary Court Appointment:  Reminder of last month?s motion ?Supervisor Pero addressed the Board with a request from the Brant Court.  They are seeking to temporarily increase the hours of their ?court night fill-in clerk? by 2 days/week at six hours each for a total increase in hours by 12.  The request is due to their need to catch up on a backlog of work.  Trask asked if this is a new position.  Supervisor Pero stated it was not.  The person is already a fill-in for whenever someone is on vacation and for court nights?. 
The person originally proposed is now unavailable, the Court?s now request Diane Czyz.
Councilman Borngraber moved for adoption of the following #224 seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes:  Borngraber, Pero, Fullone, Gier. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#224 RESOLVED: To approve the appointment of Diane Czyz as a temporary Court clerk to assist the regular Court Clerks with their backlog of work.  The extra hours will amount to 2 days/week X 6 hours/day at $11.00/hour for up to two months.

Negative Declaration:  Attorney Trask read the proposed Negative Declaration for the Telecommunication Facility Local Law being proposed by the Town of Brant.

TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BRANT
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (SEQRA)
Negative Declaration (August 9, 2011)


	WHEREAS, the Brant Town Board is considering action relative to the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 1- 2011, also known as the Telecommunications Facilities Law (hereinafter ?Project? or ?Action?); and

	WHEREAS, the Brant Town Board previously determined that the proposed Action is a Type 1 action and declared itself Lead Agency by resolution dated June 14, 2011; and

	WHEREAS, the Board made a referral of the proposed Action to the Erie County Department of Environment and Planning pursuant to General Municipal Law Section 239-m; and

	WHEREAS, the Board has taken a ?hard look? at all potentially adverse environmental impacts pursuant to SEQRA.

	NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Board that:

	Based upon the Board?s thorough and careful review of the Action, including the Environmental Assessment Form and all other materials submitted in connection therewith, the Board hereby determines that the Action will not result in any significant environmental impacts and hereby issues a negative declaration for the Action pursuant to SEQRA.

	REASONS SUPPORTING THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION:

	1.	Air, Water, Noise, Waste, Erosion, Drainage, Site Disturbance Effects:  The Action will not create any adverse change in the existing air quality, water quality or noise levels, nor in solid waste production, nor potential for erosion, nor promote flooding or drainage problems.  

	2.	Aesthetics, Agriculture, Archeology, History, Natural or Cultural Resource, Community or Neighborhood Characteristics:  The Action will not adversely affect agricultural, archeological, historical, natural, or cultural recourses.  Long term, the Action will improve the ability to address such concerns through establishing a reasonable scheme for regulating the location and operation of new telecommunication facilities. 


	3.	Vegetation, Fish, Wildlife, Significant Habitats, Threatened or Endangered Species:  No plant or animal life will be adversely affected by the Action.

	4.	Community Plans, Use of Land or Natural Resources:  The Action is not inconsistent with official community plans and goals and will have no adverse effects on land-use or the use of natural resources by or in the community.

	5.	Growth, Subsequent Development, etc.:  The Action will not induce any significant or adverse growth or subsequent development.  

	6.	Long Term, Short Term, Cumulative, or Other Effects:  The Action will not have any significant adverse long term, short term, cumulative, or other environmental effects.

	7.	Critical Environmental Area:  The Action will not have significant impact on any Critical Environmental Area as designated in 6 NYCRR, subdivision 617.14(g).

	8.	Public Health and Safety:  The Action will have no immediate impact upon these concerns.

	6 NYCRR  617.1 states that it is the intention of the SEQR regulation ?that a suitable balance of social, economic and environmental factors be incorporated in the planning and decision making of State, regional and local agencies.  It is not the intention of SEQR that environmental factors be the sole consideration in decision making.?

	This Board has considered all of the evidence submitted and has determined that the Action will not have a significant adverse environmental impact on the community.

	
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #225 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#225 RESOLVED: To approve the Negative Declaration as read by Attorney Trask for the New Local Law being proposed ?Telecommunications Facility?. 

Proposed Local Law #1 of 2011:  
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #226 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Gier, Borngraber, Fullone, Pero. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#226 RESOLVED: To approve the adoption of the proposed Local Law #1 of 2011 entitled ?Telecommunications Facility Local Law.?

Rescheduled Board meetings: The Brant Town Board acknowledged September 13 as Primary day and therefore changed the Town Board meeting normally scheduled then to Monday September 12.  The Board also acknowledged November 8 as Election Day and therefore changed the Board meeting normally scheduled then to Thursday November 10.
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #227 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Pero, Borngraber, Fullone, Gier. 0 abstain, 0 nays
#227 RESOLVED: To approve the Town Board meeting changes from Tuesday 9/13 to Monday 9/12 and from Tuesday November 8 to Thursday November 10, 2011.

Caretaker Position: Discussion if the Town has a Caretaker position listed with Civil Service.  Councilman Borngraber stated the Town needs to consider it for the next meeting. Pero stated Councilmen Gier and Borngraber shall be the committee to consider the Caretaker position, and bring information to the next Town Board meeting.

Request to Oil & Chip Park Road: Supervisor Pero stated there is money in the budget to oil and chip the park road.  He instructed Highway Superintendant Giambrone to move ahead with the project.

Donation to Village of Farnham Park Amphitheatre Project: Supervisor Pero stated the Village of Farnham is requesting $1,000 donation from the Town of Brant to complete their Amphitheatre project.  Councilman Borngraber spoke that a handful of people are against the Town doing so because of the internal problems at the Village.  
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #228 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 3 ayes:  Pero-aye, Fullone-aye, Borngraber-nay, Gier-aye. 0 abstain, 1 nay
#228 RESOLVED: To approve a $1,000. donation toward the amphitheatre project at the Farnham Park.
 
STEC dues approval:  Town Clerk requested a copy of the correspondence related to the billing of the STEC dues.  Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #229 seconded by Councilman Borngraber. 4 ayes:  Pero-aye, Fullone-aye, Gier-nay, Borngraber-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nay
#229 RESOLVED: To approve the 2011 annual payment of $1,000. for membership dues to South Towns Enhancement Coalition.

Mortgage Tax: Supervisor Pero read a letter from Erie County stating the Mortgage Tax can now be forwarded directly to the Village of Farnham provided the Town send the County authorization to do so.  The Town will also receive copies the counties correspondence to the Village.  This change is based on a recent opinion from the NYS Comptroller?s office.
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #230 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Pero-aye, Gier-aye, Fullone-nay, Borngraber-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nay
#230 RESOLVED: To approve the sending of a letter to Erie County authorizing them to mail the Villages portion of mortgage tax directly to them, with a copy to be forwarded to the Town of Brant.


Equalization Rate: Supervisor Pero stated he has correspondence showing the Town of Brant equalization rate is now at 99%.  

Town Board reports:

Gier: 
School Boilers: Councilman Gier met with some people regarding the possible sale of the School?s Boilers which are not that old (2009).  Wants to act on them next month.
Recreation: There were a few incidents reported that were handled promptly.

Borngraber:
LSYF Building: The Building is up, but not finished.
Park Maintenance: Councilman Borngraber expressed his opinion that park maintenance is not being done according to specifications.  Ditches, pond not mowed, flower beds.

Councilman Fullone stated he will check into the new guard and muffler for the Kenworth.

Payment to Ed Hulme:
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #231 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Pero-aye, Gier-aye, Fullone-nay, Borngraber-aye. 0 abstain, 0 nay
#231 RESOLVED: To approve payment of $178,000 to Edward Hulme.

Mobile Safety Net: Town Clerk addressed the Board about a group she approved for free use of the Sr. Community Bldg for August 18, 2011.  It was a group called Mobile Safety Net and they help residents obtain assistance with various different problems they may be experiencing.
Supervisor Pero moved for adoption of the following #232 seconded by Councilman Gier. 4 ayes:  Pero, Gier, Fullone, Borngraber. 0 abstain, 0 nay
#232 RESOLVED: To approve Mobile Safety Net?s free usage of the Sr. Community Bldg for Thursday August 18, 2011.

PRIVILEDGE OF THE FLOOR: 
Resident Brian Rott voiced his opinion against purchasing the Cellular backup for the security system.  Lt. Hepkins responded to Mr. Rott?s comments.
Resident Debra Ritz asked if the Board was going to present recently retired officer Raczka with some sort of acknowledgement for his years of service.  She then asked when Lake Shore Youth Football was going to reimburse the Town for the utilities during their use of the Rec Bldg for wrestling.
Resident Lee Brunelli questioned why Snyder Auto Sales is allowed to have more cars than the 12-15 he was allowed on his Special Use Permit.  Supervisor Pero will have Gary look into the status.

Correspondence:
Flu Shot clinic will be conducted at the Sr. Community Bldg on October 1st from 10 am to 2 pm.
Cain Road closure: CSX railroad will be closing Cain Rd due to repairs being made to the tracks.  The closure will be from 8/9 to 8/13 or until work is completed.
Supervisor Pero read a Thank you letter received from SHARE following a donation sent by the Town to help flood victims in the South.

APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT
Councilman Gier moved for adoption of the following #233, seconded by Councilman Fullone. Roll Call Vote: Gier ? aye, Fullone ? aye, Borngraber- aye, Pero-aye,  4 Ayes, 0 Nays, 0 Abstains 
#233 RESOLVED: TO APPROVE ABSTRACT 8 of 2011 AS FOLLOWS:
*Prepaid and unpaid as of August 9, 2011

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers pd 314-317, unpd 318-350 Totaling: $30,318.84
Gen Fund ? Part Town Voucher pd., # 20, Totaling: $34.47
Highway T.W. Vouchers unpd 64-66, Totaling: $120.68
Highway P.T. Vouchers, unpd #18-20 Totaling: $39,169.59
Fire Protection: Vouchers : none
Streetlighting: none
Brant Water Dist 1: None
Special Grant Fund: None  
Capital Projects: Vouchers unpd #1415., Totaling: $19,264.36
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers None
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Voucher: None

General Town Wide Payroll 7/3/11-7/30/11 Totaling: $ 63,486.06
General Part Town Payroll 7/3/11-7/30/11 Totaling: $587.94
Highway Payroll TW 7/3/11-7/30/11 Totaling: $0
Highway Payroll 7/3/11-7/30/11 Totaling: $8,106.18

Note: Voucher for SAK only one auditor signature
TC will have various department heads sign their vouchers before payment 
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Councilman Borngraber motioned to adjourn the Town Board, seconded by Councilman Fullone.  4 ayes: Borngraber, Fullone, Pero, Gier. 0 abstain 0 nays
#234 RESOLVED: August 9th Town Board Meeting adjourned at approximately 9:35 PM


Respectfully submitted,


Thea A. Ells, Brant Town Clerk