Town Of Whitestown
 Minutes 

February 05, 2003: Regular Town Board Meeting

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REGULAR MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF

WHITESTOWN, HELD ON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2003, 7:00 PM

AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER IN SAID TOWN

TOWN BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:

Matthew J. Shannon, Supervisor
Charles R. Gibbs, II, Councilman
William Copperwheat, Councilman
Brian Brooks, Councilman
Daniel Sullivan, Councilman

OTHER TOWN OFFICIAL PRESENT:
William Schmitt, Attorney
Joanne Zegarelli, Town Clerk
Nancy Hartman, Personnel/Finance Director
Sal Granato, Highway Superintendent
Karl Schrantz, Town Engineer/MWH
David Neary, Codes Officer
Phil Husted, Codes Department
Donald Wolanin, Police Chief
Jack DelMonte, Foreman Bldgs./Grounds
Tom Moore, Recreational Director

The meeting was opened at 7:00 PM, roll call of board members, moment of silence for the Columbia astronauts and Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.

Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is RESOLVED, that the Town Board accept the minutes from the 01/02/03 meeting.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is RESOLVED, that the Town Board accept the minutes from the 01/15/03 meeting.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Highway
Sal Granato addressed the Board. He asked the Board to promote Richard Maynard to sewer inspector.
Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board authorize the promotion of Richard Maynard to sewer inspector and would reflect a pay increase of $376.00 per year.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Also, Sal spoke of an award given to him by the Whitestown Council of Village Boards for the assistance he, along with his department, had given to the neighboring communities.

Police
Chief Wolanin addressed the Board. He stated that a defensive driving class is planned for the beginning of March. Also, he had electronically applied for an equipment grant for the purchase of a police car.

Police Commission
Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Sullivan, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby accepts the resignation of part-time Police Officer Burkhart.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks seconded by Councilman Sullivan, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby appoints part-time Police Officer Mark Brinski to the Police Department, effective February 20, 2003, at the pay rate of $13.58 per hour.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Codes Department
Officer David Neary addressed the Board. He gave praise to Phil Husted for all his fine work. They have worked jointly on projects, one specifically was an inspection performed at Don Carbone’s business site at the Farm and Family location. There were violations found, and corrected, within a 24-hour period. Mr. Neary further stated that the mausoleum at Holy Trinity is completed and ready for final inspection and modifications were needed at Alfred Publications at the airport. Phil Husted addressed the Board. He now has an inventory of all non-residential property. New York State mandates periodic inspections on such buildings. Mr. Husted stated that he would be researching a purchase of a computer for the codes department, which will be fully reimbursed by a grant from the Department of State.

Buildings and Grounds
Jack DelMonte addressed the Board. He referred to the written report presented to the Board. Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Brooks, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board accepts the written report from Jack DelMonte dated February 5, 2003.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Councilman Sullivan stated that tables would be set up for anyone who wishes to take notes at meetings.

Recreations Department
Tom Moore addressed the Board. He stated that the Cub Scouts would be renting the Town Park from July 21st – 25th for $75.00. They will provide their own insurance. Discussion followed regarding policy for payment. Mr. Moore further stated that there would be a meeting scheduled with the Dunham Manor Association and referred to a draft of the park improvements, which reflects the grant.

Bob Andrews, President of the Dunham Manor Association, addressed the Board. He stated that he had notified the members of the association regarding the meeting and he is looking forward to the improvements.

Discussion was had regarding specifications on purchasing playground equipment and also further discussion regarding the ‘in lieu of’ payment by the Scouts, i.e., a craft day or demonstration of sorts.

Engineering
Karl Schrantz addressed the Board. He stated that contract 4 water has been tested and approved by the Water Board. Residents can hook up to waterline. Restorations will be made in the spring and Karl suggested bringing Terry Walsh back for this project. A draft of notice of intent has been put together regarding storm water regulations. This will need to be adopted. He, along with Sal, will be attending a workshop regarding storm water regulations on February 13th.

Clerk
Joanne Zegarelli addressed the Board. She has received a request from the village of Oriskany to borrow 4 voting machines for their March election. Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to the Village of Yorkville to borrow four voting machines for their March 18, 2003 election.

All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Joanne further addressed the Board. She asked why it was the consensus of the Board not to print the article that was submitted by the Clerk’s office. Attorney Schmitt stated that the printing and editing of the Town Newsletter is at the discretion of the Town Board and there was a concern regarding accuracy. He will, by the suggestion of the Board, send this opinion to the Clerk in writing.

Personnel & Finance
Nancy Hartman addressed the Board. She stated that the benefit study has been completed by AMTEK and they would like to present the results to the Board at a meeting on February 26, 2003 at 7PM. Also, at that time the board can audit the books from the Finance Department, the Clerk’s office and the Courts.

Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board appoint Paul Scarback to Motor Equipment Operator effective 12/26/02. All voted aye.
Motion carried.
Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Sullivan, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board approve to pre-pay travel expenses prior to voucher meeting for the Association of Towns Conference.
All voted aye, with the exception of Councilman Brooks who voted no.
Motion carried.

Public Comment
County Legislator William Goodman addressed the Board. He gave board members a copy of the December 2002/January 2003 County Legislator Report. He addressed the board and referenced this report.

County Legislator George Joseph addressed the Board. He stated that he is on the following committees, Public Works, Indian Affairs, Public Health, Economic Development and Cooperative Extension.

New Business
Councilman Gibbs addressed the board. He explained the flooding problems in the area of the Sauquoit Creek during major rainstorms and when the snow melts. He asked the Board for a resolution to sign a letter to the Vice President of CSX Transportation dated January 29, 2003, regarding Sauquoit Creek Bridge and Culvert Maintenance from the Town of Whitestown, along with the Village of Whitesboro.
Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board agree to sign and submit a letter to the Vice President of CSX regarding the Sauquoit Creek Bridge and Culvert Maintenance, dated January 29, 2003.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Councilman Brooks addressed the Board regarding the Codes Department and an agreement between the Village of Oriskany and the Town of Whitestown. He asked for a resolution to execute this intermunicipal agreement.
Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Sullivan, discussion and explanation by Attorney Schmitt, therefore having a motion and a second, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board approve the supervisor to sign the intermunicipal agreement between the Town of Whitestown and the Village of Oriskany regarding the services of the Code Enforcement Officer.
All voted aye.
Motion carried.

Discussion by the Supervisor regarding street lighting at Clark Mills Road, Judd Road and Halsey Road. Agreements will be signed in the future.

Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board enter into executive session at 7:50 PM for the purpose of the acquisition of real property and a personnel matter.
All voted aye,
Motion carried.

Upon the motion of Councilman Brooks, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is
RESOLVED, that the Town Board ended executive session at 8:21 PM.

TOWN CLERK’S MONTHLY REPORT FOR JANUARY 2003
Paid to Supervisor for General Fund -- $459.16
Paid to Supervisor for Part Town Fund -- $490.00
Paid to NYS DEC for DECALS -- $4.72
Paid to County Treasurer for Dog Licenses -- $76.37
Paid to Agriculture & Markets for Dog Licenses -- 6.00
Paid to NYS Department of Health for Marriage Licenses -- $22.50
TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS -- $1,058.75

There being no further business to come before the Board, upon the motion of Councilman Brooks and seconded by Councilman Gibbs, the meeting was adjourned at 8:22 PM.

Respectfully submitted,
Joanne Zegarelli
Town Clerk