Rush Town Board Minutes – 2006/04/12

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April 12, 2006
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on April 12, 2006 at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East Henrietta Road and was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present:
Councilman Donald Knab
Councilman Thomas Doupe
Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski
Supervisor William Udicious
Absent: Councilman Luther Keyes, excused
Others:
Frank Pavia, Attorney for the Town of Rush
Steven King, Highway Superintendent
Gerald Kusse, Code Enforcement
Charles Rinere, Fire Marshal
Patricia Stephens, Recreation Supervisor
Mr. & Mrs. Fredric Calev, Rush Mendon Road
Zack Mast, High Manor Drive, Henrietta
Tim Watson, Lyons Road
I Open Forum
Fredric Calev, Rush Mendon Road asked if there had been any changes with respect to his complaint about the commercial business located adjacent to his property and if there was any response to his letter to the Town Board. Supervisor Udicious stated that the property owner next door has been invited to appear before the Planning Board on April 18th and that a determination by that Board will be made before the Town Board responds further.
II Approval of Minutes
RESOLUTION #95
Supervisor Udicious moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of March 22, 2006 be approved as presented. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III Transfer of funds and approval of abstract
RESOLUTION #96
Councilman Knab moved that the following transfer of funds be made:
$142.76 from A-1110.4 Municipal Court, Contractual to A1110-2 Municipal Court, Capital Outlay – to cover installation of security window. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
RESOLUTION #97
Supervisor Udicious moved BE IT RESOLVED , that having audited all the claims against the funds listed on the abstract, I move that all claims in the amount of $41,811.00 be allowed for vouchers #325 through #395. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV Correspondence
1. NYS DOT reply to a letter of concern on the culvert under Routes 251 and 15A. Acknowledges that replacement is needed and that the project will be put on the schedule of repairs but no time period given.
2. NYS Dormitory Authority – part of grant moneys promised for the installation of the backup generator will be received on April 14th. The remainder will be forth coming when the cancelled checks for payment are received.
V Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board – Councilman Doupe reported on the GIS System that was seen at the Association of Town meeting and what was required for the Town to use the system. He has found that it is a Web based system and no special equipment will be required.
2. Code Enforcement Officer Kusse stated that he had given a memo to the board about the 1203 revisions. A draft is being prepared and will be given to Councilman Knab for his in put. Dick Thompson of the NYS Codes Division would like to meet with the Board to speak to the needs of the 1203 legislation. Mr. Kusse asked the Board to pick a time that was acceptable to all. Mr. Kusse asked about the parking issue and Supervisor Udicious stated that the Town needs to either amend it’s current code or establish a new code with regard to parking on Town property that will allow enforcement by the Code Enforcement Officer. This will be discussed at a future meeting. Mr. Kusse also mentioned the strides in technology that have been made in ARC fault interpreters that he has been learning about in his class.
3. Highway Superintendent – Mr. King reported that he has ordered the signs concerning closing hours for the parks and cemeteries and that they should be delivered within a week or so. Supervisor Udicious mentioned that he will continue to solicit bids for the installation of surveillance cameras for placement on the town hall property in light of some recent vandalism. There is money in the budget for this expense.
VI New Business
1. Replacement of mower for Highway Department –
RESOLUTION #98
Supervisor Udicious moved that the Highway Superintendent be authorized to purchase a replacement mower and that the cost of this purchase is included in the highway budget. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
2. Lehigh Valley Trail contract – Highway Superintendent King stated that the old contract had expired and a new one was required for the work to be done this year for the County.
RESOLUTION #99
Councilman Knab moved WHEREAS, the County desires to construct the Lehigh Valley Trail, a 15 miles long multi-
purpose trail to be constructed through the Towns of Mendon and Rush; WHEREAS, the County and the Towns of Mendon and Rush desire to participate in the following project activities outlined in the work agreement;
NOW THEREFORE, the Supervisor is authorized to execute the agreement with the County of Monroe to engage in this work project. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
3. Park Maintenance Costs –
Superintendent King gave the Town Board a break down of costs for the maintenance of town properties (parks, cul de sacs, etc.) He suggested that the upper portion of Stonybrook Park, formerly the site of tennis courts and a dump site, no longer be maintained. Maintenance is a large expense to the town and the parking area does not serve a useful purpose. He proposed removing the culvert pipe under the drive way and taking other actions to make the area unsuitable for parking and allow it to return to a natural condition. There have been a number of complaints by residents about late night activity in that area.
RESOLUTION #100
Supervisor Udicious moved that the Highway Superintendent be authorized to discontinue maintenance of the upper portion of Stonybrook Park and remove the culvert pipe under the driveway to the former parking area. Placement of a NOPARKING sign is suggested as well as the placement of delineators. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
Harts Field was discussed and the great costs of the up keep of that field. After discussion there was no decision on the use of the field this summer until the question of the possible sale of the property was addressed by the Attorney for the Town.
Executive Session
Councilman Knab made a motion to move into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion and Board was all in agreement.
Time: 7:35 p.m.
The Board returned to regular session and adjourned with the consent of all the members.
Time: 8:15 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda G. Henry
Town Clerk
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