Rush Town Board Minutes – 2007/05/09

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Rush Town Board
May 9, 2007
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on May 9, 2007 at the Rush Town Office, 5977 East Henrietta Road and was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Deputy Supervisor Donald Knab.
Present: Councilman Thomas Doupe
Councilman Richard Anderson
Councilman Lisa Sluberski
Councilman Donald Knab
Absent: Supervisor William Udicious, excused
Others: Frank Pavia, Attorney for the Town of Rush
Joan Starkweather, Middle Road
Jeffrey Starkweather, Middle Road
Richard Spencer, Rush Mendon Road
I Approval of Minutes
RESOLUTION #104
Councilman Doupe moved that the minutes of the regular Town Board meeting of April 25, 2007 be approved as presented. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
II Approval of Abstract
RESOLUTION #105
Councilman Anderson 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 $18,308.63 be allowed for vouchers #409 though #448.
Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
III Correspondence
1. NYS DOT to Supervisors Udicious and Breese re investigation of Route 15 and Rush Henrietta Townline Road intersection for possible three color traffic signal installation.
2. Stevens Connor American Legion Post re notification of award ceremony and invitation to attend.
3. Stevens Connor American Legion Post re Memorial Day parade invitation to participate
4. Crown Castle re merge with Global Signal and payment of fees to the Town of Rush
5. Rufus Falk re request for re-appointment when term ends September 30, 2007.
6. John Streeter re waterline installation on Works and Kavanaugh Road – overview of past actions and request for town assistance.
IV Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board – Councilman Anderson stated that the Planning Board has continued to express interest in farmland preservation. He attended a Workshop on this topic in Hopewell and learned that it is important that the town do an inventory of its farmlands according to a specific criteria. In July there should be grant monies available to help with the cost of performing that inventory. He will continue to follow this matter with the Planning Board.
Councilman Doupe stated that a proposal has been received from Pin Point on the server.
Councilwoman Sluberski reported that the Recreation Supervisor continues to work on the summer program. The football camp currently running appears successful. She also reported that the POD senior staff training will begin in June for managers and operation chiefs. Two chiefs and two managers are needed for each POD area.
V Old Business
1. Employee manual – Councilman Knab stated that the board should be prepared to vote on the acceptance of the current draft of the Employee Manual at the May 23rd meeting.
VI New Business
1. Monroe County Youth Bureau Contract –
RESOLUTION #106
Councilman Doupe moved that the Supervisor be authorized to sign the contract with the Monroe County Youth Bureau to provide funds used in funding the Summer Recreation Program. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
2. Sunnking Electronic Collection – There was a brief discussion on this solicitation for Sunnking to provide collection of outdated electronic equipment within the town. The Board felt that the information provided was not adequate for any type of acceptance. Supervisor Udicious will be asked to investigate further.
3. Property Easement Release – The release drafted by the Attorney for the Town to use in situations that require town departments to cross private land was reviewed. All agreed it was a good base that could be modified as needed.
RESOLUTION #106
Councilwoman Sluberski moved that the draft property release form provided by the Attorney for the Town be adopted for use by the Town. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
4. Rush Fire Department request –
RESOLUTION #107
Councilman Knab moved that the charge for the building permit for the Rush Fire Department’s pole barn expansion and repair be waived. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Knab aye carried.
V Open Forum
Richard Spencer of Rush Mendon Road suggested better signage to indicate the location of a handicapped accessible door when evening meetings are being held in the town hall. The court door was locked at 4:30 pm Councilman Knab explained to prevent unnecessary traffic through the lower level. The library door, which is also handicapped accessible, is open for all meetings held on the main floor of the town hall. Mr. Spencer was thanked for his comment and more signage will be considered.
The meeting was adjourned with a motion by Councilman Knab and seconded by Councilman Doupe. All Board members were in agreement.
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Linda G. Henry
Town Clerk


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