Town Of Whitestown
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May 18, 2005: Voucher Meeting

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VOUCHER MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD

OF THE TOWN OF WHITESTOWN,

HELD ON WEDNESDAY, May 18, 2005 @ 7:00 PM

AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER IN SAID TOWN


Town Board Members Present:

Matthew Shannon†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Supervisor

Charles R. Gibbs, II††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Councilman

William Copperwheat††††††††††††††††††††††††††Councilman

Brian Brooks††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Councilman

Daniel Sullivan††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Councilman

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Other Town Officials Present:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† William Schmitt††††††††††††††††††††††††Town Attorney

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Joanne Zegarelli†††††††††††††††††††††††Town Clerk

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Nancy Hartman†††††††††††††††††††††††Personnel/Finance Director

In attendance @ 7:09PM†† Karl Schrantz†††††††††††††††††††††††††††Town Engineer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Donald Wolanin†††††††††††††††††††††††Police Chief

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Phil Husted††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Codes Enforcement Officer

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Sal Granato†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Highway Superintendent

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Tom Moore†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††Recreation Director

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Jack DelMonte††††††††††††††††††††††††Foreman/Bldgs. & Grounds



The Supervisor called the meeting to order at 7:09PM. The Town Clerk took the roll call.The Supervisor invited all in attendance to observe a moment of silence and recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.


Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board accept the minutes of April 20, 2005 Town Board meeting.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Committee Reports


Highway

Sal reported on the status of the Westmoreland Road sidewalk project and a Sauquoit Creek Commission meeting he attended.


Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Brooks, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board appoint Sal Granato as voting delegate on the Sauquoit Creek Steering Basin Committee.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Police

Chief Wolanin reported on the departmentís involvement in the upcoming Ride for Missing Children.Chief also reported on buckle-up New York.The Supervisor stated that the Town has received many complaints regarding Mr. Ding-a-Ling, such as noise and speeding at the park.He asked the Chief to address this.


Police Commission

Councilman Sullivan discussed the gathering for the Ride for Missing Children.


Codes

Phil Husted reported that Dave Neary was in New York at an in-service training.Phil reported on the status of building permits, inspections, complaints, Zoning Board of Appeals, in-service training requirements and an update of previous issues.Discussion continued regarding violations.


Engineering

Karl Schrantz reported on the annual Stormwater report that needs to be submitted to Department of Conservation by June 1, 2005.Karl discussed the formation of a Stormwater Advisory Board, the formation of Stormwater Districts and a Local Law for Stormwater Management Control.Karl asked that the Town Board accept the MS4s plan so it can be submitted to DEC.

RESOLUTION

Acceptance of

SPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from

Small Municipal Separate Storm Sewers (MS4s), Permit No. GP-02-02

Municipal Compliance Certificate (Submitted with the SWMPAR)

May 18, 2005

Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board accept the MS4s plan for submission to New York State Department of Environmental Conservation contingent upon further comments from the public and review by the Town Engineer.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Buildings & Grounds

Jack thanked Tom Moore for overseeing the Buildings & Grounds Department while he was absent.


Recreation

Tom Moore discussed the Summer Camp Program and asked to hire Nick Grimmer and Joe Smith as Summer Camp Supervisors.




Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Sullivan, the supervisor asked if the hires would be on a contractual basis and if a contract has been drafted.Tom Moore stated that a copy would be available for review.Therefore, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to hire Nick Grimmer and Joe Smith as Summer Camp Supervisors subject to the execution of an appropriate appointment contract.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to hire George Retschle and Joe White to mow lawns and help in other park projects at $8.52 per hour for a work week of up to 35 hours.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to hire Brandon Cieslak and David Marlenga as park maintenance at $8.52 per hour.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Brooks, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to hire Clare Sojda as a recreation attendant at the Ice Rink and Community Center at $6.41 per hour.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Town Clerk

Joanne Zegarelli reported that classes will be held for election inspectors and she will be sending notification to all inspectors of the scheduled classes.Joanne also stated that a Local Law would be needed to increase the fees on dog licenses.



Personnel & Finance

Nancy Hartman stated that she has given her report and asked if there were any questions.None were asked.



Attorney Schmitt referred to the zoning changes that were passed at the last meeting.There was an error in the parcel numbers posted.He recommended the following resolution.


RESOLUTION

Correction to the Zoning Amendments

Section 200 of the Code of the Town of Whitestown

Adopted on May 4, 2005

Motioned by Councilman Gibbs

Seconded by Councilman Copperwheat

WHEREAS, on May 4, 2005 the Town Board approved to change the zoning on a portion of the C-3 Retail Commercial District along Utica Street comprised of three parcels to be rezoned to an R-100 Residence District, and

WHEREAS, an error was made reflecting the parcel numbers as 290.000-1-41,

290.000-1-44.2 and 290.000-1-15; therefore, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby amends the previous resolution with the correct parcel numbers to reflect parcels 276.000-1-41, 276.000-1-44.2 and

276.000-1-15.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Discussion was had regarding a proposal from Terrestrial Environmental Specialists regarding wetland delineation.The survey would be needed for the closing of the mining project that Lancaster Development has with the Town.


Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board agreed to enter into executive session at 7:45PM to discuss litigation.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board ended executive session at 7:55PM.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Upon the motion of Councilman Sullivan, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved to advertise for proposals regarding use of the Whitestown Community Center, and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED, that proposals would be received by the Town Clerk on or before June 10, 2005 at 3:00PM.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Councilman Sullivan excused himself from the meeting at 7:59PM.


Public Comment

No person asked to be heard.



Sal Granato asked for the following resolution.


Upon the motion of Councilman Copperwheat, seconded by Councilman Gibbs, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board approved the following hires for summer help at the Highway Department at a Grade 2 pay; Ryan Bates, Tim Granato, Bill McMyler, Russ Potenski, Dan Granato and Greg Mayo.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


Mary Finegan asked when summer camp sign-up was.


Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Copperwheat, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board close public comment.

All voted aye.

Motion carried.


The purpose of the meeting was for the Town Board to review and approve vouchers for payment.


Upon the motion of Councilman Gibbs, seconded by Councilman Brooks, it is

RESOLVED, that the Town Board hereby authorized the payment of;

General Fund Bills (A) No. 457 through No. 536

General Fund Bills (B) No. 126 through No. 160 except #152

Special Districts No. 5

Sewer Consolidation District No. 20 through 24

Highway DA & DB No. 196 through No. 239

Dunham Manor Park No. 85 through No. 96

Westmoreland Road Sidewalks No. 1

Sidewalk Construction No. 24

Equipment No. 34 through No. 35

said abstract having been duly audited by the said Town Board thus authorizing the Supervisor, or duly authorized representative, to write checks for payment of the same, and it is

FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Town Board adjourned the meeting at 8:04PM

All voted aye.

Motion carried.



Respectfully submitted,




Joanne Zegarelli

Town Clerk