Rush Town Board Minutes – 2007/11/15

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Rush Town Board
November 15, 2007
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board was held on Thursday, November 25, 2007 at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East Henrietta Road and was called to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present: Councilman Donald Knab
Councilman Richard Anderson
Councilman Thomas Doupe
Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski
Supervisor William Udicious
Others: Gerald Kusse, Code Enforcement Officer
William Riepe, Henrietta
Carl Ast, Woodruff Road
Ryan Ast, Woodruff Road
David Sluberski, Rush West Rush Road
Pamela Bucci, West Henrietta Road
I Approval of Minutes
RESOLUTION #154
Councilman Doupe moved that the minutes of the regular meeting of October 24, 2007 be approved as presented. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
II Transfer of Funds and Approval of Abstract
RESOLUTION #155
Councilman Knab moved that the following transfers of funds be made:
General
$1800.00 from A-1320.4 Audit, Contractual to A-1355.2 Assessment, Capital Outlay – computer replacement
$2,000.00 from A-5010.1 Highway Admin. Per. Serv. To A-9901.9 Transfer to Other Funds, Per. Serv.
$185.00 from A-7110.1 Parks, Per. Serv. To A-9901.9 Transfers to Other Funds, Per. Serv.
$3,600.00 from A-7110.4 Parks, Contractual to A-9901.9 Transfers to Other Funds, Per. Serv.
$590.00 from A-8160.1 Transfer Station, Per. Serv. To A-9901.9 Transfers to Other Funds, Per. Serv. – transfers from general funds to highway funds
$657.00 from DA-5110.4 Maint of Roads, Pers. Serv. To DA-5130.1 Machinery, Pers. Serv. – shortfall
$30,000.00 from DA-5148.1 Serv. to Other Govts. Pers. Serv. To DA5130.1 Machinery, Pers. Serv. – shortfall
$457.00 from DA-9040.8 Fringe Benefits, Workers Comp. to DA-9010.8 Fringe Benefits, State Retirement – shortfall
$1,000.00 from DA-9060.8 Fringe Benefits, Health Ins. To DA-9030.8 Fringe Benefits, Soc. Security.
$353.00 from L-7410.1 Library, Per. Serv. To L-9010.8 Fringe Benefits, State Retirement – New participant
$114.00 from L-7410.1 Library, Per. Serv. To L-9040.8 Fringe Benefits, Workers Comp – overage
Highway
$2,000.00 from DA-5031 Interfund transfer to DA-5130.1 Machinery, Pers. Serv.
$185.00 from DA-5031 Interfund transfer to DA-5130.1 Machinery, Pers. Serv.
$3,600.00 from DA-5031 Interfund Transfer to DA-5140.1 Misc. Brush/Weeds Pers. Serv.
$590.00 from DA-5031 Interfund Transfer to DA-5130.1 Machinery, Pers. Serv.
Correction of oversights in budgeting for 2007 straight time wages.
Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
RESOLUTION #156
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 $60,274.84 be allowed for vouchers #1105 through #1183. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III Reports of Officers and Committees
1.Town Board – Councilman Knab reported that his son David had achieved the Eagle Award in Scouting and he wished to brag. He stated that the transformers for the two parking lot lights that need to be replaced are on backorder and will be available about January 15th.
Gutter proposals from three companies should be available next week and as well as a proposal for the heat tape on the roof.
Councilman Anderson reported on the first workshop for the Quality Communities Grant and he felt it had been successful. Board members attending also agreed with this assessment. Mr. Anderson had met with Mr. Gordon of Larsen Engineers and a report on the comments/suggestions from that meeting will be provided by RRCDC. The report will be placed on the Town Website for all residents to view.
The next step in this process will be some action by other involved in this project and a second meeting to be held in January. It is hoped that a final report will be available in February. The grant the town has received is only for studies and planning the implementation of the proposal would require application to other sources of funds. Many of these grants are 50/50 matching grants and will require some study.
Councilwoman Sluberski mentioned the memo sent by the Recreation Director requesting additional staff and after the board discussed the matter, there was general agreement that more work had to be done on the justification figures before the board could consider the request. Councilwoman Sluberski will work with Recreation Supervisor Stephens to attempt to bring the economic data provided in line and to prepare a vision of where Mrs. Stephens would like the programs to go and how big she would like to see it grow.
On the subject of links to the Town Website by other groups information on this matter is still be sought and the policy of the school district on this matter has been sought.
Councilwoman Sluberski and Fire Marshall Richard Tracy attended a PODs meeting in Honeoye Falls. A Manual had been prepared but only one copy was given to the town. Copies will be made and distributed.
The Recreation’s Winter Festival will be on January 26th at Rush Methodist Church and will be co sponsored by the church, recreation department and library. Snow would be helpful but inside and outside activities are being planned.
2. Code Enforcement – Code Enforcement Officer Kusse reported that the rubbish container from Rush Market and Deli has been removed but there is evidence of large rodent investigation. This matter will have to be addressed by the new owner when the legal process on this property is concluded. The crops have been removed from the fields that will be used for removing the log jam and the contractor who will be doing the work has been contacted and hopefully the work will be completed soon.
3. Supervisor – Supervisor Udicious stated that the second apartment at 1911 has been rented and there is serious interest in the third. The State has been contacted about renewing their lease on the office on the first floor.
The Board was asked to check on the progress on the new court judge’s bench and the work should be completed in the next few weeks.
IV Old Business
1.PUD Description in the Zoning Ordinance – Supervisor Udicious stated that Attorney Pavia had provided copies of the PUD (Planning Unit Development) sections from the Zoning Ordinances of four towns. The Town of Rush has received an inquiry for a development on Rush West Rush Road that was being proposed using the PUD concept which is not a part of the Rush Zoning Ordinance at this time. The town would need to change the Rush Ordinance before any consideration of the proposal was possible. It was agreed that these sample PUD regulations should be sent to the Planning and Zoning Boards for their review and comment prior to the town board creates a set of regulations for Rush.
2.Telephone Road Extension – Jack Moore has still not provided a deed for the road and no action on final dedication can take place at this time.
3. Rezoning of Volpe Property – The application submitted for James Volpe for the rezoning of 6115 and 6123 Rush Lima Road from R-30 Residential to Commercial has been sent to the County for their review and comment. The Planning Board has sent their letter of recommendation for the rezoning to the Town Board and now a public hearing needs to be scheduled.
RESOLUTION #157
Supervisor Udicious moved that a Public Hearing be scheduled for December 12, 2007 at 7:15 p.m. to consider the application of James Volpe for the rezoning of property located at 6115 and 6123 Rush Lima Road from R-3- Residential to Commercial. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
4. Drainage Petition – Rush View Heights Subdivision – Supervisor Udicious deferred to the Deputy Supervisor on this matter since he is a resident of the area under discussion. Councilman Knab stated that the recommendation from the Planning Board on this matter was that signed and filed easements were needed from all the property owners involved and a map of the district needs to be provided. After discussion the board agreed that someone needs to lead this petition and it traditionally is a developer. Therefore, the original petitioner William Gaffney will be contacted by Mr. Knab, in writing, and informed that he must spearhead this project and obtain the necessary easements and map before the town can act on his request. These easements must then be filed in the Monroe County Clerks office after review by Mr. Pavia. The question of any property owner refusing to sign an easement and its effect on the project must be addressed by the attorney for the town.
RESOLUTION #158
Councilman Doupe moved to authorize Councilman Knab to contact Mr. Gaffney concerning the need for the easements and map for the proposed drainage district and to continue guiding the process along. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious abstained carried.
5. Exemption from property taxes based on non reimbursed medical expenses –
The County of Monroe has not adopted this exemption and a number of county town’s contacted have also not opted to adopt this program. The paperwork involved would be great, validation difficult and the privacy issue makes this an unworkable option at this time. All the Board was in agreement to not act the request made for adoption of this exemption.
6. Industry waterline – Supervisor Udicious stated that he had been contacted by the State and a further extension in time has been given to BOCES, the Transportation Museum and Mrs. Weaver for the shut off of the water to these properties. No definite cut off date is being offered at this time.
V New Business
1. Adopt 2008 Budget –
RESOLUTION #159
Councilman Knab moved that the Preliminary Budget for the Town of Rush as proposed at the Public Hearing on October 10, 2007 be adopted as the Adopted Budget for the Town of Rush for 2008. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
2. Audit of Court Books –
RESOLUTION #160
Supervisor Udicious acknowledges that an audit of the Rush Justice Court Books as of December 31, 2006 was performed by EFP Group(Eldredge Fox & Porretti, LLP) as required by Section 2019-a of the Uniform Court Act and accept the findings of that audit. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson abstained
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
3. Snow and Ice Contract with New York State –
RESOLUTION #161
Councilman Knab moved that the Supervisor be authorized to sign the Extension of the Conventional Municipal Snow and Ice Agreement with the New York State for the year 2007/2008 for an estimate total of $63,523.92 for 35.6 lane mile of roads within the Town of Rush. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson abstained
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.


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