Rush Town Board Minutes – 2006/10/11

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October 11, 2006
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on Wednesday, October 11, 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 Luther Keyes
Councilman Thomas Doupe
Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski
Supervisor William Udicious
Others:
Michael Howard, Esq. Boylan and Brown
Gerald Kusse, Code Enforcement
Charles Rinere, Fire Marshal
Donald Eichenauer, 35 Sylvan Knoll
Jon Volpe, 33 Boulder Creek Drive
I Minutes – September 27, 2006
RESOLUTION #152
Supervisor Udicious moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of September 27, 2006 be approved as presented. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes abstained
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
II Transfer of Funds and Approval of Abstract
RESOLUTION #153
Councilwoman Sluberski moved that the following transfers of funds be made:
$3,000 from DA-5110.4 Maint. Of Roads, Contractual to DA-5130.4 Machinery, Contractual – To pay for fuel delivery
$10,000.00 from DA-5148.1 Serv. to Other Govts., Per. Serv. to DA-5140.1 Misc./Brush/Weeds, Per. Serv. – to coverage town wide drainage labor at town hall
$100.00 from A-5010.2 Highway Admin. Capital outlay to A-5010.4 Highway Admin. Contractual – to reflect a rebate on equipment
$20.00 from A-5010.1 Highway Admin. Per. Serv. to A-5010.4 Highway Admin. Contractual – to cover monitor cost Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
RESOLUTION #154
Councilman Knab 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 $34,017.37 be allowed for vouchers #963 through #1011. Councilman Keyes seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III Correspondence
1. E Mail from Karen Paris Tuori, Monroe County re letter of intent for storm water coalition grant opportunity Supervisor Udicious stated that the town has been requested to support the Storm water Coalition pursuing a grant from the NYSDEC for compliance with Phase II regulations. He further stated that he wished to offer cooperation to the Coalition, although we are not required to be a member, as it will be at no cost to the town. The Board was in agreement.
2. Draft letter requesting a retainer quote from legal firms for the year or two years
RESOLUTION #155
Councilman Knab moved that the Supervisor be authorized to solicit quotes from three legal firms to supply legal services to the Town of Rush for 2007 and/or 2007/2008. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board – Councilman Doupe reported on the Library Board of Trustees meeting. The Friends of the Library group is being revived and they will take over some of the fund raising tasks for the library including the wine tasting event.
He also reported that the Board is reviewing benefits for the library staff and is considering changes to those benefits. Aware that the town policy is under review, they have tabled the matter until next year. Councilman Knab agreed that the two entities should offer parallel benefits.
Councilwoman Sluberski stated that the Planning Board meeting for this month has been cancelled since there were no applications to review.
Supervisor – Supervisor Udicious explained that the lease for the apartment tenant at 1911 Rush Scottsville will expire at the end of this month. He has spoken with the gentleman and he is interested in continuing to rent on a month to month basis. Supervisor Udicious stated that he promised the tenant that he would have a 60 day notice when he had to relocate.
Also, Majed El Rayess will be making an assessment of the building at 1911 Rush Scottsville Road to determine its condition and the cost of bringing the building up to code for municipal use. When that information is available the board will need to make a decision what the next step will be.
After discussion:
RESOLUTION #156
Councilman Knab moved that the Supervisor be authorized to lease the building at 1911 Rush Scottsville Road on a short term basis with the leases to be terminated with 60 days notice. Leases are to be reviewed by the Attorney for the Town. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
Supervisor Udicious stated that he had contacted Cashette Electric, unsuccessfully, to correct a corrosion problem with the electric installation in the electrical room. Councilman Knab suggested that the concerns and request for correction be put in a letter to Cashette.
V Old Business
1. Day Automation Contract – surveillance cameras
RESOLUTION #157
Supervisor Udicious moved that the Town of Rush sign a contract with Day Automation Systems Inc. to install 16 surveillance cameras and video system on the exterior and interior of the Rush Town Hall and Library for a cost not to exceed $19,000.00 as described in their proposal dated June 19, 2006. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes abstained
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
2. Water Line Extension Works and Kavanaugh Roads – Supervisor Udicious stated that the town is awaiting a response from Mr. Streeter and his engineer with the additional information requested by the board prior to their making a decision whether to continue with the waterline extension requested.
3. Dorschel rezoning request – After a meeting with the Town’s Attorneys it was determined that a site plan will be requested from Mr. Dorschel’s engineers to be used by the Town Board and Planning Boards in their review of this project and used in making a SEQRA determination. A traffic impact study may also be needed as part of the review. A letter will be drafted by Attorney Howard on this matter.
4. Sidewalks – The installation of the sidewalks in the area of the playground have been completed with backfill work only yet to be done.
5. NIMS –
RESOLUTION #158
Councilman Doupe made a motion that
WHEREAS, in Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD)-5, the President directed the Secretary of the
Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS), which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, side or complexity; and
WHEREAS, the collective input and guidance from all federal, state, local and tribal homeland security partners has been, and will continue to be, vital to the development, effective implementation and utilization of a comprehensive NIMS; and
WHEREAS, it is necessary that all federal, state, local and tribal emergency management agencies and personnel coordinate their efforts to effectively and efficiently provide the highest levels of incident management; and
WHEREAS, to facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management is critical that federal, state, local and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training and exercising, comprehensive resource management and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters; and
WHEREAS, the NIMS standardized procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources will improve the state’s ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local and state agency readiness maintain first responder safety and streamline incident management processes; and
WHEREAS, the Incident Command System components of NIMS are already an integral part of various incident management activities throughout the state, including all public safety and emergency response organizations training programs; and
WHEREAS, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks (9-11 Commission) recommended adoption of a standardized Incident Command System. NOW THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in the rush Town Board, we do hereby mandate the National Incident
Management System be utilized heretofore in all incident management in the Town of Rush. Councilman Keyes seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Keyes aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
VII Open Forum
Jon Volpe of 33 Boulder Creek Drive, asked about the surveillance system that the town had purchased. Councilman Knab explained that the system will monitor building use in public areas when there is minimal staffing and also record any vandalism that might occur on the outside of the building.
Executive Session
Councilman Knab made a motion that the Board move into
Executive Session to discuss on going litigation and the sale of property. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
The Board was all in agreement.
Time: 7:35 p.m.
The Board returned to regular session and adjourned by common consent.
Time: 7:55 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda G. Henry
Town Clerk
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