Board Minutes of June 11, 2013


This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday June 11th, 2013 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:30 PM.
PRESENT WERE:

Leonard K. Pero		Supervisor
Jeffrey Gier		Councilman
Donald Clark		Councilman
Clark Borngraber	Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek	Councilman
William J Trask, Sr.	Town Attorney
Gary Brecker		Code Enforcement Officer
Donald Hepkins		Chief of Police
Barbara J. Daniel 	Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

ALSO PRESENT / SIGNED IN WERE:

Joseph Ostrowski	Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski	Deputy Clerk
Diane Czyz		Deputy Clerk
Rose Marie DeMaria	Resident (past Town Clerk)
Ron Kobel		Resident
Joseph Giambrone	Highway Superintendent
Lee Brunelli		ZBA member
Janice Ross		Planning Board member
Brian Rott		Resident
Debra Ritz		Resident
Allen Nolan		Building Superintendent (Town Hall)
Charles Arrigo		Resident
Sam Chiavetta 		Resident (past Supervisor)

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM with a pledge.  

	MINUTE APPROVAL MAY 14, 2013: Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes of the May 14th, 2013 Town Board meeting, and was seconded by Councilman Clark.  MOTION CARRIED.

	SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT:  Councilman Clark moved and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek, to accept the Supervisor’s April 2013 Financial Report as presented.  5 ayes,  0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

	Supervisor Pero read his budget mods as listed below.  Councilman Gier motioned to accept the budget mods as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber.  No roll call vote was taken.   5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

A copy of the following budget mod is also filed with the Town Clerk:


TO:	Leonard Pero, Supervisor, Town of Brant		06/03/13
					
FROM:	Richard A. Gryksa MBA, Town Accountant		
					
SUBJECT:	Recommended Budget Modification # 3 as of :	April-13	
					
	Please make a resolution at the regular Town Board meeting on June 11th 2013 to approve
	the following change(s) to the 2013 Adopted Budget.		
					
Budget	Dec From/	Fund Account	Amount
Modification	(Inc) To	Code	Description	Object	Over Budget
General Fund - Townwide (A)
 $       288.00 	Decrease	A1460.21	Records Mgmt (Grant)	Equip & Cap out	
 $      (288.00)	Increase	A1460.11	Records Mgmt (Grant)	Pers Serv	 $       288.00 
					
 $       357.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $      (357.00)	Increase	A1620.4	Old Town Hall Building	Contr Expend	 $       356.29 
					
 $       556.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $      (556.00)	Increase	A1630.2	Community Building	Equip & Cap out	 $       555.50 
					
 $     1,421.00 	Decrease	A1990.4	Contingent Account	Contr Expend	
 $    (1,412.00)	Increase	A9050.8	Unemployment Insurance	Employee Benefit	 $    1,411.80 
					
NOTE:  The "Amount Over Budget" excludes the Budget Modifications approved by the Town Board on 5/14/13.


TOWN CLERK’S FINANCIAL REPORT:  Councilman Gier moved to accept the Town Clerk’s April 2013 Financial Report, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

TAX COLLECTION STATUS REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved to accept the Town Clerk’s Tax Collection Status Report as of June 10, 2013 and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S APRIL 2013 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GUGINO & CROUSE:  Councilman Gier moved to accept the Court Clerk’s March 2013 Financial Report for Justice Gugino and Justice Crouse.  Councilman Borngraber seconded the motion.  5 AYES, 0 NAYS.  MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S MAY REPORT:	CEO Gary Brecker presented his May 2013 Report.  He addressed the Board regarding several homes that have been abandoned by the owners, and/or banks.  He asked if he has the right to enter a property to ascertain the safety of abandoned structures.  Attorney Trask answered that if there are obvious and visible safety concerns visible, then he may enter the property to verify the condition.  To enter the home, the Town must show an effort to contact the owner, advertise in an effort to contact the owner, etc.  Once the Town has been made aware of an unsafe condition of a house or structure, they are obligated to see the condition rectified.  He advised CEO Brecker to prioritize the list of abandoned homes and bring the list to the next Board meeting.
Councilman Borngraber moved to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero.
5 ayes, 0 nays.   MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S MAY REPORT:  Dog Control Officer Barb Daniel read her Dog Control Report for May 2013. Councilman Gier moved to accept the Dog Control Officer’s report as presented.  The motion was seconded by Councilman Clark.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT MAY 2013: The May 2013 police report was read by Chief Donald Hepkins.  Councilman Borngraber moved to accept the May report as presented, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero.   5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MAY 2013:  The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for May 2013 was read by Clerk Daniel.  Councilman Gier moved to accept the Town Clerk’s Report to the Board and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED

Planning Board Report for April 23: No meeting was held in May  

Zoning Board did not meet in May 2013.

Recreation Director Report:  None presented.  Supervisor Pero reminded that Brant Recreation will be starting on July 1st.  He noted that he had mailed back the bus contract to Lake Shore School District.

Parks Commissioner report: Supervisor Pero recapped the recent work done at the Park, such as the painting of the pool house floor, painting of the pump house, backstop and staining of the shelters, etc.  He then announced that while at one of the recent meetings he attended in Hamburg, he was promised approximately 1000 tons of road millings at no charge for the park.  He stated that at the cost of millings, this saved the Town about $30,000. He then reminded the Board that he had Local 17 working on the new parking lot at the park, and the millings would come in handy.
Councilman Kaczmarek moved to accept the Park’s Commissioner Report as presented by Supervisor Pero, and was seconded by Councilman Gier.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED

Town Historian Report:  Supervisor Pero read the Historian’s report for the May 15, 2013 meeting.   The next meeting will be held on June 19th.  It was announced that the newly published Historical newsletter was just finished.  Councilman Clark moved to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

Fire Department Reports: Councilman Gier stated that the Village of Farnham faxed copies of their reports dating back to their 2010 Annual Summary.  He gave them to the Town Clerk to file.  No report was received from Brant.  The Board did not vote on the reports that were noted.

Senior’s report for June 2013.  Councilman Borngraber read the minutes of the June Senior meeting.  Their summer picnic will be held on August 5th at 5:00 PM and following the picnic, the senior’s will be entertained by Lynda Mason’s singing group (female quartet) the “Niagara Frontier Chord Authority “ which will be performing at the park at 7:00 pm.  

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF DIGNITARIES OR OFFICIALS:  None spoke.

OLD BUSINESS

RECREATION APPOINTMENTS:  

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LIFEGUARD APPOINTMENTS:

Supervisor Pero read the following letters regarding the recommendations of the Recreation Committee:

Letter (#1) written and signed by Ryan Turner dated June 4th, 2013:

Dear Supervisor Pero and Town Board,

On June 3rd, 2013 five interviews were conducted to potentially hire lifeguards for this summer.  It is with our department and my recommendation that the following candidates be brought to the board as re-hire:

Bethany Davis (as Head Lifeguard)		Zach Davis
Fred Ball III					David Dombrowski
Mackenzie Cicera

AND:

Letter (#2) written and signed by Ryan Turner dated June 11th, 2013:

Dear Supervisor Pero and Town Board,

On June 10th, 2013 interviews were conducted to potentially hire lifeguards for this summer.  It is with our department & my recommendation that the following candidates be brought to the board as new hires for part-time employment.

Mike Kushner			Marissa Restivo
Nathan Cicero			Emily Hirsch

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the above nine lifeguard appointments and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek.  A roll call vote was taken:  Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye.   5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

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Supervisor Pero read an unsigned letter (#3) dated June 11, 2013 bearing the names Vincent Fininzio, Jr & Ryan Turner:

To the Board:

Please accept the following list for hire on June 11, 2013 for the Town of Brant Recreation Attendants positions summer 2013.

Full-time:
Miranda Aikin		Courtney Black		Hannah McNamera

Part-time:
Rhianna Renaldo (M-W-F)		Melanie Linsmair (M-W-F)
Elizabeth Bantle (M & Th)		Rebecca Walden (Tue & Fri)

Fifteen year olds: (as needed)

Jonathan DeMaria	Mathew Muffoletto	Zachary Ippolito	Melissa Lopez
Rhine Reynolds

Councilman Clark motioned to approve Rec Attendant appointments as listed in the above letter, and was seconded by Councilman Gier.  A roll call vote was not taken.   5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.
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Supervisor Pero read from an additional list (#4) of recommended Rec Attendants:

Samantha Gier
Liz Viapiano
Mark Trask
Darien Evans
Michaela Stepniak
Ashlet Krucz
Mike Muffoletto
Jessica Ackley
Hanna Renaldo
Steven Fessel
Eric Giambrone
Andrew Busch
Aaron Ackley
Alex Kaczmarek
Dalton Moore
Bruce Freidenberg

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the above Rec Attendant appointments as contained on the list of recommended candidates,  and was seconded by Councilman Clark.  A roll call vote was taken:  Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-abstain-aye, Councilman Gier-abstain, Councilman Borngraber-aye.  3 ayes, 0 nays, 2 abstains.  MOTION CARRIED.
OLD TOWN HALL SALE UPDATE: Supervisor Pero informed the Board that the Old Town Hall will be listed as an ML listing which means it will be a “Multi-Listing” allowing other realtors to show and sell the property.  Lynda Mason of Century 21 will be listing agent.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve listing the Old Town Hall with Century 21 (Lynda Mason) as listing agent for the ML, and was seconded by Councilman Clark.  A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

BRANT SUMMER FESTIVAL:   Supervisor Pero described some of the events scheduled for the Brant Summer Festival.  He reminded that pre-sale ride tickets will be sold at the Supervisor’s office and Town Clerk’s Office for $12.00/pkt of 10.

WILLIAMSON LAW SOFTWARE:  Supervisor Pero and Michele are waiting for Williamson Law to schedule the training to switch to the new accounting software in the Supervisor’s office.

AUDIT:  Auditor Joseph Ostrowski stated that he is done with the substantive testing of the Town Clerk’s financial records and he is now preparing his report.  He will present the report to the Board after he has reviewed it with the Town Clerk.

HIGHWAY GARAGE & POOL HOUSE:  Supervisor Pero stated that Gary Marcinkowski finished painting the pool house.  He advised that according to the contract with Marcinkowski, the Town was to pay 50% at the start of the project, and $950.00 when it was completed.  The contract to paint the pool house was $1,900.00, therefore the balance for this project was $950.00.  Supervisor Pero requested this payment to be made with the Abstract 7 prepays.  

He also mentioned that Buffalo Red had quoted $7,300.00 to repair the Salt Shed.  Pero stated that Marcinkowski quoted $5,000. But he wanted to compare the two “apples to apples” before approving.
Councilman Borngraber described the quote he received from Buffalo Red.  They will remove 18 sheets of plywood (three sides of the building) and replace with new material, prime and finish coat the backside of the new material, install it, and then prime and coat the front side.  He will use Sherwin Williams paint.  He will also apply a coat of solid color stain to the entire building, top and bottom.  If any additional sheets are needed, above the 18, the cost will be $120.00 each.  Councilman Gier wants to wait for the other quote so they can be compared.  Councilman Borngraber noted that when comparing the two quotes, one is quoting with T111 and the other is quoting with Plywood and metal.  The board stated they would need both quotes in order to make a decision on the salt shed work.

Regarding the other projects, Supervisor Pero advised the Board that according to the contracts with Gary Marcinkowski for the pool house, garage pointing, and Garage painting a down payment of 50% was required before work could start.  He made a motion to approve the 50% payments as follows:
•	Garage Re-pointing contract $1,500 total, with 50% down payment to start ($750.00) to be paid with Abstract 7 pre-pays.
•	Pool House project completed.  Pre-pay second half of contract $950.00 on Abstract 7 pre-pays
•	Pressure washing and Painting of Highway Garage (contract total $7,500.00) with 50% down payment to start ($3,750.00) to be paid with abstract 7 pre-pays.
Councilman Clark questioned when the Board approved the painting of the garage.  The clerk will review the minutes for Councilman Clark.  Councilman Borngraber seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

PARKING LOT:  Councilman Gier explained that he was having a hard time with contractors quoting because of the issue with prevailing wage.  He will continue to work on it.  The front parking lot needs drainage work done first as there has been water ponding on it.  This issue was tabled until July meeting.

LOCAL 17 ENGINEERS:  Supervisor Pero stated that Local 17 is now working on the new parking lot at the park.

NEW BUSINESS

PROCLAMATION FOR ROSE MARIE DeMARIA:  Supervisor Pero announced that this year, the Town of Brant will honor Rose Marie DeMaria during the Brant Festival.  He then read the proclamation:

WHEREAS, The Brant Town Board recognizes a special resident of our Town, Mrs. Rose Marie DeMaria who through her dedication and loyalty to our community served for 28 years as the Town of Brant Town Clerk;

WHEREAS, her 28 consecutive years, is the most that anyone ever served as Town Clerk in Brant’s history.

WHEREAS, The Brant Town Board and the citizens applaud you for all of your achievements and Forever Thank You for all your devoted years of service that you unselfishly gave to honor our community,

FURTHERMORE, The Brant Town Board recognizes the importance of the 10th annual Brant Summer Fest and would like to honor you on these days of festivities.

THEREFORE, SO BE IT PROCLAIMED, By order of the Brant Town Board that on Friday, Saturday and Sunday June 21, 22 & 23 will be recognized in the Town of Brant as:

			ROSE MARIE DeMARIA DAYS

All Town residents will honor these days for your dedication to our community!

Supervisor Pero motioned to adopt the above proclamation honoring Rose Marie DeMaria, and was seconded by the entire board.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION PASSED.

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At this time Supervisor Pero left the Board room temporarily.  Councilman Gier stepped in during his brief absence.  At this time, the Town Clerk read a proposed resolution she had received from the New York State Town Clerk’s Association:

UNIFORM NOTICE OF CLAIM RESOLUTION:  The Town Board addressed a resolution recommended by the Department of State.  Upon review, the Board adopted the resolution as follows:

Resolution No. 061113-1 adopted June 11, 2013, Town of Brant

 WHEREAS General Municipal Law, §53 requires towns to file a certificate with the Secretary of State designating the Secretary of State as an agent for service of a notice of claim; and 
 
WHEREAS, General Municipal Law, §53 requires the certificate to include the applicable time limit for filing the notice of claim and the name, post office address and electronic mail address, if available, of an officer, person, for the transmittal of notices of claim served upon the Secretary as the town’s agent; and 
 
WHEREAS,  pursuant to General Municipal Law, §50-e(1)(a), the applicable time limit for the filing of a notice of claim upon a town is 90 days after the claim arises, or in the case of a wrongful death action, 90 days from the appointment of a representative of the decedent’s estate; 

Now therefore Be It 
 
RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Brant, County of Erie, designates Barbara J. Daniel in her capacity as  Brant Town Clerk, to receive notices of claims served upon the Secretary of State by mail at P.O. Box 228, Brant, New York 14027 and email at [email]townclerk@brantny.com[/email]   
 
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby directs the Town Clerk to file the required certificate with the Secretary of State informing him or her of the town’s designation and applicable time limitation for filing a notice of claim with the town on or before July 14, 2013.    
 
(Please note that applicable time limit for the filing of a notice of claim upon a town is 90 days after the claim arises, or in the case of a wrongful death action, 90 days from the appointment of a representative of the decedent’s estate General Municipal Law, §50-e(1)(a))

ROLL CALL VOTE:
Councilman Clark voting 		Aye
Councilman Borngraber voting		Aye
Councilman Kaczmarek voting		Aye
Councilman Gier voting			Aye
Supervisor Pero 			absent during vote

RESOLUTION # 061113-1		ADOPTED

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VILLAGE OF FARNHAM WATER TOWER:  Councilman Gier read a letter from the Village of Farnham requesting payment of expenses with the water tower.  The letter stated that in addition to the normal $600.00 annual maintenance fee, there were additional repairs that amounted to $1,122.30 Making the billing total $1,722.00.  [CLERK NOTE: on 7/8/13 the Village Clerk sent a corrected bill for a total amount of $360.00]. Councilman Gier asked the Board to approve the expense for pre-payment with the Abstract 7.  Councilman Clark motioned to approve the pre-payment of the bill with Abstract 7 prepays, and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber.  A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Supervisor Pero-absent.  4 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

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TIRE DROP OFF: Supervisor Pero discussed the proposed tire drop.  He would like it to be held the same day as the e-Waste (4th Saturday of each month at the Highway Garage).  He recommends contracting with “Gitter Done” and allowing Town residents to drop off up to 4 tires (without rims) per month free of charge.  Discussion began as to what to charge out of Towner’s, possibly $5.00/tire.  The Town’s cost will be $125.00/load for trucking plus $98.00/ton.  The Board chose to approve a three month trial period.  Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the tire drop off for a three month trial, and was seconded by Councilman Gier.  A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

MISCELLANEOUS: 

ASSOCIATION OF ERIE COUNTY GOVERNMENT MEETING:  Supervisor Pero noted that the Town would be hosting the June meeting of the Association of Erie County Government on Thursday June 20 at 5:30 PM.  He asked that Board members attend.

COMP AUDIT: Supervisor Pero noted that the Town had undergone an audit by Workers Comp.  A few recommendations were made, such as installing panic buttons in the Supervisors Office and Court Clerk’s Office.  Also recommended is an annual assessment of workplace violence.

IDA HOME RULE: Supervisor Pero read a letter from Senator Gallivan regarding the Home Rule Request form which accompanied the letter.  The letter addressed the reason for the HOME RULE REQUEST.  It would allow every Town in Erie County that does not have an IDA to have access to the IDA of a neighboring Town.  This will allow all Towns to be on a level playing field, and will allow growth.  The letter instructs Towns to notify the Senator if they choose to reject the HOME RULE REQUEST.  Approving access to a neighboring communities IDA (such as Hamburg’s or Concords) would eliminate the needs to utilize Erie Counties IDA.
Councilman Gier motioned to approve the HOME RULE REQUEST as a Board.  Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken:   Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
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SAFE BOATING PROCLAMATION: Supervisor Pero read the following proposed proclamation/resolution:

PROCLAMATION
Recreational boating is fun and enjoyable, and we are fortunate that we have sufficient resources to accommodate the wide variety of pleasure boating demands. However, our waterways can become crowded at times and be a place of chaos and confusion. While being a marvelous source of recreation, boating, to the unprepared, can be a risky sport. Not knowing or obeying the Navigation Rules or the nautical “Rules of the Road,” drinking alcohol or taking drugs while operating a boat, or choosing not to wear your life jacket when doing so is clearly not the smart thing to do, are all examples of human error or a lack of proper judgment. One particular behavior that can reduce the number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year by approximately 80% is the wearing of a life jacket. It is a simple task that has the potential to reduce terrible loss in lives.
Knowledge and skills are important in reducing human error and improving judgment. If people are aware of the risk, they are likely to take the precautionary measures to protect themselves and their friends and family. That is why we must continue to spread the messages of boating safety not only during National Safe Boating Week but also throughout the entire year.

Whereas, on average, 700 people die each year in boating-related accidents in the U.S.; approximately 70% of these are fatalities caused by drowning; and

Whereas, the vast majority of these accidents are caused by human error or poor judgment and not by the boat, equipment, or environmental factors; and

Whereas, a significant number of boaters who lose their lives by drowning each year would be alive today had they worn their life jackets; and

Whereas, today's life jackets are more comfortable, more attractive, and more wearable than styles of years past and deserve a fresh look by today’s boating public.

Therefore, we the Brant Town Board do hereby support the goals of the North American Safe Boating Campaign and proclaim May 18-24, 2013, as National Safe Boating Week and the start of the year-round effort to promote safe boating.

In Witness Thereof, I urge all those who boat to “Wear it.” and practice safe boating habits.

Given under my signature and the seal of Town of Brant, in the Town of Brant this _________ day of ___________________, in 2013.

Councilman Gier motioned to adopt the above safe boating proclamation/resolution, and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

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APPROVAL TO PRE-PAY SOPHOS SOFTWARE PURCHASE:  Per the instruction of IT person David Sink, the Sophos Software Company requires pre-payment of for the purchase of 12 keys for security software for the Towns computers ($264.00).
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve prepayment of $264.00 to the Sophos Endpoint Security Company for 12 Users and was seconded by Councilman Borngraber.  A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

Brant Summer Festival meeting: reminder of meeting tomorrow June 12.

Councilman Borngraber: Wishes to advertise the Free Concerts in the Pennysaver.  

Councilman Gier: Nothing to report.

Councilman Clark: Presented a suggestion to create a Standard Operating Procedure for the use of the Towns ATV in the event it is needed in a search and rescue such as occurred a few nights before.  Councilman Borngraber asked if the Police were trained on the use of the ATV.  Chief Hepkins stated that the police have not been trained on its use.  Councilman Clark gave Supervisor Pero a sample Standard Operating Procedure for Code Officer Gary Brecker to customize for the Town.  Attorney Trask added that the S.O.P. should be sent to the Fire Department for their input.  Councilman Gier and Supervisor Pero both agreed that the Operating Procedure is a good idea.  He also wants to make sure the Towns ATV is registered and insured.

Supervisor Pero:  The Association of Erie County Government Meeting is scheduled for June 20.  Also, Supervisor Pero mentioned he had complaints about an area on Rt. 5 between Evans and the Reservation wasn’t being paved.  He called Senator Grissanti’s office and spoke with him.  He was informed that it will be paved next year.  It is being delayed because there is some drainage work that has to be done first.
He mentioned that the Memorial Day ceremony turned out nice.  There was a great showing.

Privilege of the Floor – Ron Kobel:  Asked the Board what they can do about the old Church on Route 5 that is falling down.  Supervisor Pero explained that the family of the owner is in the process of deciding how to demolish it.

Correspondence:  
•	Town Highway Superintendent association letter regarding the increasing costs of salt and road care during winter.   In response, Supervisor Pero asked the Board to express their support for the Erie County Highway Superintendent Association that would allow him to present a need for the support of all Towns in Erie County at the Next Association of Towns meeting. 
Supervisor Pero motioned for the Board to allow him to ask the Erie County Association of Government to support the Association of Erie County Highway Superintendent’s request for assistance with the increasing costs of maintaining roads in winter.  Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion.  A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Borngraber-aye.  5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

•	SALES TAX: Up 1.84% above 2012 Year to Date.
•	Office of Real Property Tax Services reports we are at 98% equalization as of May 21, 2013
•	Time Warner: Letter regarding some of their channels
•	Letter from Natalie Grant about beach clean up

Abstract 6 of 2013
*Prepaid and unpaid as of June 11, 2013
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers pd: #224-232 & 276-278, unpd#233-275 Totaling: $39,818.16   Voucher #267 deleted (duplicate of Voucher #215)           
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher, pd: none, unpd #16-17 Totaling: $7,478.56 
Highway T.W. Vouchers pd: none, unpd#46-55, Totaling: $8,570.87
Highway P.T. Vouchers, pd #9, unpd: #10-11 Totaling: $3,447.38 
Fire Protection: Vouchers: unpd: None
Street lighting: Voucher pd, #6:   $2,363.71
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: None
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Voucher none, Totaling:
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher #1: Totaling: $16,232.50
Special Grant Fund: None
Capital Projects: Vouchers: None

General Town Wide Payroll 04/21/13- 05/18/13 Totaling: $41,128.59
General Part Town Payroll 04/21/13- 05/18/13 Totaling: $605.74
Highway Payroll TW 04/21/13- 05/18/13 Totaling: $0
Highway Payroll PT 04/21/13- 05/18/13 Totaling: $8,451.50

REQUEST FOR PRE-PAY APPROVAL ON ABSTRACT 7:
The following voucher was received after Abstract 7 was completed.  Please approve for pre-payment:
•	Payment to:  Brant/Farnham Senior’s 2nd half of 2013 funding: $6,000.00 to be pd on Acct# 7020.4
•	Flower Derby (Memorial day wreath) $50.00
•	N.E.S.T. Solid Waste Mgmnt Board dues: $84.15

A Motion was made by Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilman Borngraber to approve Abstract #6 of 2013. A Roll Call vote was taken: Councilman Gier -aye, Councilman Borngraber -aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero- aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays.  MOTION CARRIED.

A Motion was made by Supervisor Pero to adjourn the meeting at 9:23 PM in memory of Eleanore Chiavetta, and was also seconded by the entire Board.  MOTION CARRIED.  MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,



Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk