Rush Town Board Minutes – 2006/06/28

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June 28, 2006
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on June 28, 2006 at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East Henrietta Road and was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Councilman Donald Knab
Councilman Thomas Doupe
Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski
Supervisor William Udicious – excused
Councilman Luther Keyes – excused
David Hou, Attorney for the Town of Rush
Gerald Kusse, Code Enforcement
Charles Rinere, Fire Marshal
Fredric Calev
I Open Forum
Fredric Calev, 2516 Rush Mendon Road, expressed his objection to the signs posted on 2500 Rush Mendon Road and felt they violated the sign ordinance. Specifically he was addressing the sign on the mail box post and he gave the board a picture of that sign. Mr. Knab stated that the matter would be referred to the Code Enforcement Officer for review. Mr. Calev also complained about the berm along the linear trail that has been removed and the rocks that were placed along his property on the trail. He stated that he was notifying all parties that if he experienced flooding problems, he could sue over the damages.
II Minutes
Councilwoman Sluberski moved that the minutes of the June 14, 2006 regular meeting be approved as presented. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
III Approval of Abstract
Councilman Doupe 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 $34,380.36 be allowed for vouchers #616 through #662. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
IV Correspondence
1. Day Automation – a quote for the installation of security cameras on town hall property. Others vendors solicited declined to submit a quote.
V Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board – Councilman Doupe reported that due to illness at Pin Point the Website is only half completed but should be finished soon. He also mentioned that if the Board wished to join him, he planned to send flowers to the family of Supervisor Udicious on the death of his brother. Councilwoman Sluberski reported on the Planning Board meeting that she had attended and that a truck storage and repair facility had shown an interest in the property on Rush Henrietta Townline Road near Route 15.
2. Code Enforcement – Mr. Kusse stated that he has asked the New York State Codes Official to give a presentation to the Town Board on the adoption of Section 120-3. The two times selected were July 19th or 26th at 6:30 p.m. The 19th seemed to be the best and will be confirmed by the Supervisor.
VI Old Business
1. Property at 1911 Rush Scottsville Road – Attorney Hou stated that if all goes well that the closing should be about the end of the first full week of July.
2. Hart’s Fields sale – Mr. Knab explained that the first quote for an appraisal was high and another quote was being sought.
3. Court Attendant/Process Server appointment –
Councilman Doupe moved that the Town Board acknowledges and approves the appointment of Charles DiSalvo as a part time court attendant/process server for the Rush Town Court. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
VII New Business
1. Global Signal Easement Purchase Offer – Councilman Knab explained that the Town has received from Global Signal an offer to purchase an easement to the cell tower area behind the town hall in lieu of the yearly payments not being made. The Board was in unanimous agreement that they were not interested in the offer of Global Signal and a letter of reply will be sent to acknowledge their offer.
2. Request for financial assistance to Assemblywoman John – Councilman Knab read portions of a letter sent to Assemblywoman Susan John as a result of her recent visit to the Town Hall. The Town in their request is seeking funds for a number of projects such as additional sidewalks, a judge’s bench and video surveillance cameras for the town property.
3. Mendon Foundation Grant – Councilman Knab read a letter proposed to be sent to Carl Foss of the Mendon Foundation in support of their request for a grant to install kiosks in certain areas of the Linear Trail.
Councilman Doupe moved that Councilman Knab be authorized to sign a letter of support for the Mendon Foundation/Carl Foss to apply for a grant to erect kiosks on the Linear Trail. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
Executive Session
Councilman made a motion to move into Executive Session to consult with the Town Attorney concerning on going
litigation. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion and the board was all in agreement.
Time: 7:20 p.m.
The Board returned to regular session and adjourned with the consent of all board members.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda G. Henry
Town Clerk
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