Minutes of TB Mtg 5-9-06


Minutes of the regular meeting of the Brant Town Board held on Tuesday May 9th, 2006 at 7:30 PM at the Brant Town Hall, at 1294 Brant-North Collins Rd, Brant, New York. with two public hearings; one at 8:00 P.M. Local Time for the purpose of considering the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2006, which would eliminate current Section 25-3 of the Town of Brant Code which requires the posting and publishing of adopted local laws, and the second one at 8:15 P.M. Local Time for the purpose of considering the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2006, which would impose residency restrictions on convicted, registered sex offenders in the Town of Brant. There were present: Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Councilman John Arrigo Councilman Jeffrey W. Gier Councilwoman Roseann Turner Councilman John J. Chiavetta Attorney William J. Trask Sr. 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 Ginger Schilling, Village Trustee George Cordia, Village Trustee Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent Mark Hageman, property owner Charles Arrigo, resident Judy Trask, Farnham Village Clerk Lee & Jean Brunelli, residents Barb Daniel, Deputy Clerk Mike Daniel, Daniel Auto Sales Jennifer Daniel Stehlar, Mrs. New York Gary Brecker, Code Officer Brian Campbell, The Sun 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 Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE FEBRUARY 9; WITH CORRECTION ON PAGE 43 TO ELIMINATE NORTH, FEBRUARY 14 WITH DELETION OF CHIAVETTA VOTE ON PAGE 50, & 53, MARCH 9, MARCH 14, MARCH 18, APRIL 6, APRIL 11, AND APRIL 25 MINUTES BE ACCEPTED 3) MONTHLY REPORTS On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Chiavetta, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE SUPERVISORS FINANCIAL REPORT ENDING MARCH 31TH BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO 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 TOWN CLERKS APRIL FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO & REVIEWED BY BOARD MEMBERS 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 TAX COLLECTORS APRIL FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO & REVIEWED BY BOARD MEMBERS 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 JUSTICE CLERKS APRIL FINANCIAL RECONCILIATION REPORT FOR GUGINO BAIL & JUSTICE ACCOUNT AND RITZ BAIL & JUSTICE ACCOUNT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO & REVIEWED BY BOARD MEMBERS On a motion from Councilwoman Turner and seconded by Councilman Gier, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE APRIL CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER?S REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY GARY BRECKER There was some discussion about the permits that the town does not have a fee set for such as: swimming pools, chimneys and demolition. Gary Brecker?s suggestion was to set fees for those items and not raise the already set amounts on other permits. On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE APRIL DOG CONTROL OFFICERS REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY LIAISON COUNCILMAN ARRIGO. On a motion from Councilman Chiavetta, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE APRIL POLICE PATROL REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY LIAISON SUPERVISOR PERO On a motion from Councilman Chiavetta, seconded by Councilwoman Turner, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE APRIL TOWN CLERKS REPORT BE ACCEPTED AS READ BY CLERK THEA ELLS On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Councilman Chiavetta, the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: THAT THE PLANNING BOARD APRIL 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: 4) OLD BUSINESS: 1) Police Chief Update: Supervisor Pero read from a letter received from Chief David Hock naming new police officers to fill the roster and to sponsor a candidate for training. Chief Hock spoke on his progress in updating the computers, radios and patrolling. Supervisor Pero shared with the audience that Chief Hock will be driving the police car to his home and that insurance was verified for Officer Ambo. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilwoman Turner the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: APPROVE APPOINTMENT ON APRIL 25TH OF DAVID HOCK AS TOWN OF BRANT POLICE CHIEF FOR A PROBATIONARY PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS, THIS APPOINTMENT IS PROVISIONAL AND SUBJECT TO APPROVAL AND CERTIFICATION OF THE CIVIL SERVICE BOARD AT A ANNUAL SALARY OF $30,000.00. On a motion from Councilman Gier, seconded by Supervisor Pero the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: APPROVE APPOINTMENT OF PART TIME POLICE OFFICERS: RAYMOND ZABRON, MICHAEL FELSCHOW, AND RICHARD LOPEZ EACH @ $13.79/PER HR Supervisor Pero read the roster of police officers: Michael Green, Ernest Masullo, John Giacchino, Samuel Pinto, Ronald Raczka, Raymond Zabron, Michael Felschow, & Richard Lopez. Amanda Kuhls is an academy enrollee and there will be no monetary compensation for hours. 2) Memorial Park Streetscape update On Thursday May 4th at their workshop the Board had an public meeting for suggestions and concerns for the work to be done at Memorial Park. Ideas were shared, the town needs to get another set of designs based on public comment and change the order request and the board needs to get two (2) additional quotes for design & bid specifications other than E & M Engineers. 3) Water District #1 & Surfside The Water Committee members are meeting May 10 with Erie County Water Authority and will have more information on the whole water district. 4) NIMS A class is being held May 10th at North Collins at 6:00 PM till 10 PM. 5) Lake Shore Youth Football Meeting with Dave Mascio on May 11th at 7:00 PM and previously the board met with Joe Giambrone. Break for public hearing #1 ? Town Clerk Thea Ells read the notice and verified publication in the Town Crier April 26th, 2006 and posting at the: Brant Town Hall, Farnham Village Hall, Brant Post Office, Farnham Post Office. Pursuant to a resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Brant, New York, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following PUBLIC HEARINGS to be held by the Brant Town Board in the Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York on the 9th day of May, 2006: At 8:00 P.M. Local Time for the purpose of considering the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 2 of 2006, which would eliminate current Section 25-3 of the Town of Brant Code which requires the posting and publishing of adopted local laws. Copies of the proposed local law are available for review in the office of the Town Clerk, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York during regular business hours. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Attorney Trask spoke explaining that New York State does not have this requirement any longer and that all other requirements are still valid and will be followed by the Board. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Gier the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR LOCAL LAW #2 OF 2006 Supervisor Pero moved for the adoption of Local Law #2 of 2006, seconded by Councilman Chiavetta with a roll call vote of the following members present: 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 ADOPTED: TOWN OF BRANT LOCAL LAW NO. 2 OF THE YEAR 2006 A local law amending Chapter 25 of the Town of Brant Code to eliminate the requirement of publishing and posting adopted local laws. Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Brant as follows: WHEREAS, Chapter 25 of the Town of Brant Town Code, adopted in 1967, requires adopted local laws to be published and posted after their adoption, and WHEREAS, the publishing and posting of adopted local laws is not mandated by state law and results in unnecessary additional cost and administrative time. NOW, THEREFORE, the Town Board of the Town of Brant hereby adopts the following changes to Chapter 25 of the Town of Brant Code: Section 25-3, entitled ?Publication and Posting upon Adoption? is hereby deleted in its entirety. Section 25-4, entitled ?Proof of Publication and Posting? is hereby re-numbered as ?Section 25-3" and is modified to read as follows: Proof of publication of the notice of public hearing required by Section 25-1 hereof shall be filed in the office of the Town Clerk.? Section 25-5, entitled ?Numbering? is hereby re-numbered as ?Section 25-4.? This local law shall take effect upon filing in the office of the Secretary of State. 6) Dry Hydrant The Town Park pond is used by the Fire Departments for drafting and the unit needs to be adapted for size and use. Supervisor Pero asked for authorization to sign the lowest bid to complete the job which some figures estimated to be about $800.00 to $1,000.00 completed. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Councilman Gier the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO PLACE A DRY HYDRANT AT THE TOWN PARK POND FOR A COST OF NO MORE THAN $1,000.00. 6) Sidewalks Supervisor Pero reported that the Boy Scouts have started on Brant Reservation Rd., sweeping and cutting into the old sidewalks. Pero would like to see a committee formed for sidewalks. 7) Grant Reports On a motion made by Councilman Arrigo and seconded by Supervisor Pero the following RESOLUTION 050906 -#10 was adopted with a roll call vote of the following members present: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS Councilman Arrigo Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilman Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Turner Voting Aye Councilman Chiavetta Voting Aye RESOLVED: THAT LEONARD K. PERO, AS SUPERVISOR OF THE TOWN OF BRANT IS HEREBY AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO FILE AN APPLICATION FOR FUNDS FROM THE NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF PARKS, RECREATION AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF TITLE 9 OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT OF 1993 OR THE FEDERAL LAND AND WATER CONSERVATION FUND ACT OF 1965, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $100,000, AND UPON APPROVAL OF SAID REQUEST TO ENTER INTO AND EXECUTE A PROJECT AGREEMENT WITH THE STATE FOR SUCH FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO THIS TOWN OF BRANT FOR AN ACQUISITION OF LAND ADJACENT TO THE BRANT TOWN PARK AND TO DEVELOP AND REHABILITATE THE BRANT TOWN PARK, AND IF APPROPRIATE, A CONSERVATION EASEMENT/PRESERVATION COVENANT TO THE DEED OF THE ASSISTED PROPERTY. Supervisor Pero reported that in August we should know if we have a grant for the park- playground, filed for a court grant, and a NY Preservation grant. 8:15 Break for Public Hearing #2: Town Clerk Thea Ells read the notice and verified publication in the Town Crier April 26th, 2006 and posting at the: Brant Town Hall, Farnham Village Hall, Brant Post Office, Farnham Post Office. Pursuant to a resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Brant, New York, NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of the following PUBLIC HEARINGS to be held by the Brant Town Board in the Town Hall, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York on the 9th day of May, 2006: At 8:15 P.M. Local Time for the purpose of considering the adoption of Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2006, which would impose residency restrictions on convicted, registered sex offenders in the Town of Brant. Copies of the proposed local law are available for review in the office of the Town Clerk, 1294 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York during regular business hours. All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard. Attorney Trask spoke on proposed local law #3 and the need for this regulation due to the lack of action from New York State. Martin Rosiek asked how closely this law resembles the law recently adopted in Eden, Trask said the same law. Rosiek asked if there was a way to close the loop holes with a town such as ours with transient workers, etc. Trask answered that all sex offenders are registered and are required to register with the local authorities. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Supervisor Pero the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR LOCAL LAW #3 OF 2006 Supervisor Pero moved for the adoption of Local Law #3 of 2006, 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 Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye Councilman John J. Chiavetta Voting Aye ADOPTED: TOWN OF BRANT LOCAL LAW NO. 3 OF THE YEAR 2006: A LOCAL LAW ENACTING RESIDENCY RESTRICTIONS ON SEX OFFENDERS. BE IT ENACTED BY THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BRANT AS FOLLOWS: Be it enacted by the Town Board of the Town of Brant as follows: Section 1: Sex Offender Residency Restriction A. Legislative Intent The adoption of Megan?s Law has increased public awareness of sexual offenders by requiring them to become registered with authorities and making such information available to the public. New York State has not adopted uniform, statewide standards regulating the residency of registered sex offenders in proximity to public places frequented by persons most vulnerable as possible targets of sex offenders, thus leaving it to local governments to adopt such regulations. The Town Board of the Town of Brant believes this legislation is necessary to further protect the best interests of all children, and to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents in the Town of Brant. B. Definitions As used in this law, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated: TEEN/COMMUNITY CENTER-any building/structure where persons under the age of eighteen (18) years are invited and congregate for the purpose of social activity, education, athletics and/or entertainment. No person over the age of eighteen (18) years, who has been convicted of a violation of a sexual offense upon a child of the age of sixteen (16) years or under, as defined by the New York State Penal Law, which would require that individual to register as a sex offender under state and/or federal laws, shall be permitted to reside or live within one thousand five hundred (1,500) feet, measured as the shortest distance from property line to property line of the real property of any: 1. School 2. Park 3. Playground 4. Day Care Center 5. Teen/Community Center, or 6. Church which operates any child or youth-centered program in the Town of Brant, unless such residence has been assigned by a supervised release program, which provides close supervision of the sex offender?s daily activity, or the residency of said offender was established prior to the enactment of this legislation. D. Penalties Failure to comply with this section shall be considered a violation punishable by a fine not to exceed One Thousand Five Hundred Dollars ($1,500.00) or imprisonment not to exceed fifteen (15) days, or both. E. Severability If any clause, paragraph, section or part of this chapter shall be adjudicated by any court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgment shall not affect, impair or invalidate the remainder thereof but shall be continued in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, section or part thereof directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered. Section 2: Effective Date This local law shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State. 9) Audit Joe Kerstin from the New York State Comptrollers Office will be at the Town Hall on May 19th. 5. NEW BUSINESS 1) Junkyard Review 2) Noise ? Nuisance Ordinance There were three new laws ? noise, nuisance and junk drawn up for the planning board, board and code officer to review for final draft and then there will be a public hearing, reported by Supervisor Pero. 2) Land Acquisition Councilman Gier moved for the following RESOLUTION 050906-#11, seconded by Councilman Arrigo with a roll call vote of the following members present: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS: Councilman Jeffrey Gier Voting Aye Councilman John Arrigo Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilwoman Roseann Turner Voting Aye Councilman John J. Chiavetta Voting Aye ADOPTED: TO AUTHORIZE SUPERVISOR PERO TO SIGN A CONTRACT FOR LAND ACQUISITION TO EXPAND OUR PRESENT TOWN PARK ON BRANT FARNHAM ROAD SUBSEQUENT TO THE RECEIPT OF GRANT MONIES, THE PROPERTY WHICH IS ADJACENT TO THE PARK WOULD POSSIBLY BRING FUTURE RIGHT OF WAY TO TOWN PROPERTY ON HARDPAN ROAD. 4) Memorial Day Supervisor Pero announced that Memorial Day Services would be held at 9:00 AM on Monday May 29th at the Memorial Park and 10:30 at the Farnham Village Hall with a concert and a Barbeque at noon. 5) Preserve NY Supervisor Pero informed the public that a grant has been filed for a survey of historical landmarks and buildings in Brant. The final report will give the town recommendations and documentation for our historical resources. The grant would provide $ 8,640.00 and the towns share would be $2,880.00 if approved. 6) ZBA Alternate On a motion from Supervisor Pero, seconded by Councilman Arrigo, the following was Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED: TO APPOINT LEE BRUNELLI AS AN ALTERNATE TO THE ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS FOR A ONE YEAR TERM TO REPLACE WILLIAM HENRY. 7) Resolution I-90 Tolls On a motion made by Councilman Arrigo and seconded by Councilman Gier the following RESOLUTION050906-#12 was adopted with a vote of the following members present: 5 AYES- 0 NAYS Councilman Arrigo Voting Aye Councilman Gier Voting Aye Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Voting Aye Councilwoman Turner Voting Aye Councilman Chiavetta Voting Aye WHEREAS, the New York State Thruway Authority (NYSTA) is a public benefit corporation organized under the laws of the State of New York, whose three commissioners are appointed under the Governor, and WHEREAS, in the immediate Buffalo area the NYSTA maintains toll barriers at the Williamsville, Depew, Lackawanna, Blasdell, Hamburg, Ogden Street/Buffalo City Line, Black Rock, both the North and South Grand Island Bridges and Eden Evans Exit 57A, and WHEREAS, these before mentioned toll barriers act as a commuter tax on persons residing in the Buffalo area and are an added tax on commerce in the Buffalo Metropolitan area which has not only immediate monetary ramifications for intrastate and interstate travel into and out of the various areas of Western New York but also causes undue delay to commercial traffic which has an adverse impact upon operational and financial aspects of commerce, and WHEREAS, if the NYSTA and the Governor are not inclined to eliminate these toll barriers because of some misguided idea that commuters in the Buffalo area should have to pay for these highways then they should at least recognize the detrimental impact these toll barriers pose to intrastate and interstate commerce which by slowing down commercial traffic causes undue delay in the shipment of goods, increases the amount of fuel consumed, adversely affects the air quality in the Buffalo area, and, is viewed as one more ?hidden tax? which can negatively impact the way the Buffalo area and the State of New York are viewed by out of area businesses which might otherwise choose to locate here, and WHEREAS, the Western New York area shares an extremely busy front point with commerce moving to and from the Province of Ontario, Canada and it being critical to assist in the movement of commerce between our two nations and for the State of New York to fulfill its role in improving the flow of commerce which can have a defined positive impact on the economy of the Niagara Frontier, and WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Brant desires to make public its opposition to the continuation of tolls at the Williamsville , Depew, Lackawanna, Blasdell, Hamburg, Ogden Street/Buffalo City Line, Black Rock, both the North and South Grand Island Bridges and Eden-Evans Exit 57A, and NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Town Board of the Town of Brant hereby memorializes the Governor and the Commissioners of the New York State Thruway Authority to remove the toll barriers at Williamsville, Depew, Lackawanna, Blasdell, Hamburg, Ogden Street/Buffalo City Line , Black Rock, both the North and South Grand Island Bridges and Eden-Evans Exit 57A which removal will afford the easier passage of commerce and commuters through the Western New York area which in turn will be beneficial to the economy of Western New York and New York State as a whole, and BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That certified copies of this resolution be transmitted to Governor George Pataki, Senator Dale Volker, Senator Mary Lou Rath, Erie County Executive Joel Giambra , Honorable Byron W. Brown, Erie County Legislator Chairman George Holt, New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno, Honorable William Stachowski, Honorable Mary Lou Rath, New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, Honorable Robin Schimminger, Honorable Crystal Peoples, Honorable Paul Tokasz, Honorable Samuel Hoyt, Honorable Mark Schroeder, Honorable James Hayes, New York State Thruway Authority Executive Director John R. Platt, Chairman of the NYSTA John Bruno and Executive Director of the Greater Buffalo Niagara Regional Transportation Council Hal Morse. 8) May Clean Up Proclamation May and June shall be Clean up Your Property and Put Pride Back in Our Community Month Supervisor Pero informed those present that Brant Auto will pick up junk cars, etc. Future possible refrigerator pick up also. 9) Trash Regulations After several complaints of garbage being put out all week and not picking up cans etc. Supervisor Pero read the following town guidelines for refuse pick up: All materials shall be place in a neat and orderly fashion within four (4) feet of the curb. Items must be place at the curbside by 6:30 Am the day of collection, but no sooner than 24 hours before. Friday is pick up day with the exception of the following holidays: New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas. 10) Recreation On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, seconded by Supervisor Pero, the following was Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta NAYS 0 ADOPTED: RECREATION REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN ON JUNE 1ST AND THE 2006 PROGRAM WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY JULY 10TH AND RUN THROUGH FRIDAY AUGUST 18TH FROM 9:00 AM TILL 3:00 PM DAILY, THE FEES WILL REMAIN THE SAME AS LAST YEAR. 6.) MEETINGS & CORRESPONDENCE 1) Recycle There is a hazardous waste drop off at ECC North Campus on May 13, there is a flyer in the Town Hall. 2) Adelphia There is a list of regent?s reviews for exams which is available on cable the schedule is available at the Town Clerks office. 3) Rural Transit There is a need for volunteers for our local Rural Transit Organization - flyers will be posted. 4) Mrs. New York WHEREAS, Jennifer Daniel Stehlar was born and raised in the Town of Brant until she got married in 2002 and is on the Board of Directors of ?Headway for Brain Injured Inc.? WHEREAS, on May 6, 2006 at the age of 26, She competed under the title of Mrs. Erie County with a platform of ?Brain Injury Awareness & Prevention? against other women from all over New York State. WHEREAS, The citizens of the Town of Brant recognize Her outstanding Achievement as being crowned Mrs. New York State and is one of Our own. WHEREAS, The entire town wishes Her Good Luck as She competes in Las Vegas, Nevada for the National Crown of Mrs. United States of America on July 26 & 27, 2006. WE THEREFORE PROCLAIM, By order of the Brant Town Board That the Month of May in the year 2006 be recognized as: JENNIFER DANIEL STEHLAR MONTH. Jennifer spoke to the Board and those present about her personal experiences which resulted in her involvement in Brain Injury Awareness. Jennifer stated that she is honored to be the recipient of such a proclamation, and that she was looking forward to the Brant Summer Fest. 7.) MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION There is a meeting in Eden on May 5th dealing with the planned NFTA route on Route 62 from Gowanda to McKinley Mall with stops at ECC and for connections to the city, etc. Supervisor Pero commented that he has been working with nine other community leaders on lateral routes from the Route 62 run and that the communities are working on their budgets to include such a service for the communities. Farnham Fire Department is having a Fire Truck Dedication this Sunday May 21st at 2:00 PM 8.) COUNCILMAN REPORTS- 9.) APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT 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 APRIL ABSTRACT AS SHOWN FOR PAYMENT AND AS READ BY SUPERVISOR PERO ABSTRACT 5 FOR THE YEAR 2006 General Fund Town Wide Vouchers 141-220 Totaling: $24,778.74 Street lighting Voucher 4 Totaling: $ 1978.10 General Fund ? Part Town Vouchers 14 Totaling: $ 55.00 Highway Town wide Vouchers 40-45 Totaling: $37,441.02 General Town wide ? Payroll Totaling: $ 21,021.65 General Fund Part town Payroll Totalling $298.10 Brant Water District Voucher 4 Totaling: $56.48 Highway Payroll Totaling: $6,813.99 Note for payroll** last wk of April in abstract 5 - last wk of May will be in abstract 6 Supervisor Pero opened the ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF VISITORS if anyone present had any questions or concerns. Lee Brunelli mentioned to the Board that there is a service in Evans which is called Park & Ride. Martin Rosiek commented to the recreation committee members that the lifeguards should be hired ASAP as they are in high demand. Rosiek asked for clarification that the land acquisition is contingent on the town receiving grant monies. On a motion from Councilman Arrigo, and seconded by Councilman Chiavetta the following was: Ayes 5 Pero, Arrigo, Gier, Turner, Chiavetta Nays 0 ADOPTED TO RETIRE TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AND ADJOURN THE MEETING OF APRIL 11, 2006 IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING AS NO FURTHER BUSINESS OF THE TOWN WILL BE ADDRESSED.T 8:55 PM. Respectfully submitted, Thea A. Ells Brant Town Clerk APPROVED BY: SUPERVISOR PERO: ___________________________________ COUNCILMAN ARRIGO: _______________________________ COUNCILMAN GIER: _________________________________ COUNCILWOMAN TURNER: ___________________________________ COUNCILMAN CHIAVETTA: __________________________________