Rush Town Board Minutes – 2006/05/10

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May 10, 2006
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on May 10, 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
Charles Rinere, Fire Marshal
Gerald Kusse, Code Enforcement
Patricia Stephens, Recreation Supervisor
Fredric Calev, 2516 Rush Mendon Road
Pamela Vincent, Thunderidge Drive
Brianna Ryan, RHCSD
I Open Forum
Fredric Calev, 2516 Rush Mendon Road, stated he had received a flyer in the mail advertising the business next door and offering a variety of services that he considered as commercial. He also stated that the smells from the property make it difficult for him to open windows and he used as an example the burning of materials in a dumpster that is removed prior to the arrival of the code enforcement officer. He questioned how the town can allow this business to continue with the number of violations that are existing with that operation.
Supervisor Udicious stated that the matter is now before the Planning Board and would be resolved but perhaps not as quickly as Mr. Calev would wish. Any activity that is not legally allowed must be brought before the Planning Board with a request for a special permit, which may or may not be granted.
Attorney Pavia stated that the Planning Board has been asked by the Town Board to determine if the current operation at 2500 Rush Mendon Road is in excess of the scope of the approval granted by the Planning Board. A full inspection of the property and the structure by the code inspector needs to be made. Until full access to the
property is allowed, the code enforcement officer can not issue tickets for alleged violations. There has been no reply from Mr. Stevens attorney on the request for access.
II Approval of Minutes
RESOLUTION #105
Supervisor Udicious moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of April 26, 2006 be approved as presented. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III Approval of Abstract
RESOLUTION #106
Councilman Knab moved BE IT RESOLVED, that having audited all the claims against the funds listed on the abstract, I moved that all claims in the amount of $37,708.68 be allowed for vouchers #446 through #482. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV Correspondence
1. NYS DOT re requesting a meeting with interested parties to discuss the plans to replace the Route 15 bridge over the linear trail. Scheduled for May 16th.
2. Nancy Miller, Stonybrook Road re condition and future of the park on Stonybrook Road with recommendations
3. William Gaffney for Stevens Connor American Legion Post re Memorial Day parade
4. Memo from Recreation Supervisor re planned fishing derby
V Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board – Councilman Knab reported that he has been working on the odor problem in the town hall and will be demolishing a wall in area of restrooms to investigate. Councilman Doupe reported that the Library Board of Trustees has two new members Mark Pilarski and Karen Fuller. He also stated that he has a meeting with Zoning Board chair Donald Van Lare to discuss the sign ordinance.
2. Town Clerk – Town Clerk Henry reported that Pitney Bowes has finally agreed to replace the faulty postage meter due to the number of services calls it has required.
3. Fire Marshal – Mr. Rinere reported that there had been a report of a brush fire on private land across from Industry. A call to the property owner revealed that she had received inaccurate information the rules for burning.
A letter will be issued to the property owner with the correction information and a warning that any future violation will result in a court appearance. It was suggested that the Fire Marshal submit an item for the upcoming Newsletter about the rules concerning burning and fire works. Mr. Rinere agreed.
VI Old Business
1. Employee manual – Supervisor Udicious suggested that a Workshop be held to discuss the revisions proposed for the employee manual based on the comments received. The Board agreed and Attorney Pavia asked that the revisions be passed through him prior to approval.
2. Recreation After school program – Councilwoman Sluberski has research the cost of three other programs in the area that offered after school care and each had a significantly higher cost for the 3.5 hour period that the after care covers. She recommended to the Town Board that the cost per hour for the 2006-7 year be raised to $2.50 for Rush children and $3.00 for non-Rush children. She also suggested that a reduction be provided for more than one child in the program and that payment be on a monthly basis rather than quarterly. These increase fees should cover the cost the program entirely based on 30 children per day. There was a lengthy discussion on the true costs of the program and the cost to the town not covered by fees. Councilmen Knab and Doupe did not support the recommendation to offer a reduced fee for a second child in the program. Councilwoman Sluberski stressed that she felt this was a very important benefit offered by the Rush program and should be offered to full time participants. Pamela Vincent spoke in support of keeping the program cost low to encourage people to use the after school services. Mrs. Stephens expressed her concern that with 16 slots opening in the fall that a significantly higher cost per child would not allow her to fill all the openings. She did understand the need to make the program more self supporting, however.
RESOLUTION #107
Councilman Knab moved that the recommendations of Councilwoman Sluberski to raise the cost per hour of after school care to $2.50 per hour for Rush children and $3.00 for non Rush children be adopted. There will be no discount offered for second or subsequent children in the program. The timing of payments to be made will be decided at a later date. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
Councilman Knab moved that the meeting be adjourned.
Councilman Doupe seconded the motion and the board was all in agreement.
Time: 7:45 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda G Henry
Town Clerk
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