Rush Town Board Minutes – 2008/01/09

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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Regular Meeting
January 9, 2008
The Regular Meeting of the Rush Town Board was called to order by Supervisor William Udicious at 7:00 PM on January 9, 2008, at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East Henrietta Road, Rush, New York, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Present: Donald Knab, Councilman
Richard Anderson, Councilman
Thomas Doupe, Councilman
Lisa Sluberski, Councilwoman
William Udicious, Supervisor
Pamela Bucci, Town Clerk
Others: Frank Pavia, Attorney for the Town
Jim Rumsey, 1178 West Rush Road
Jack Mould, 6542 Rush-Lima Road
I. Approval of Minutes
RESOLUTION #61
Councilman Knab moved that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of December 12, 2007, be approved as written. Councilman Anderson 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 # 62
Councilman Knab moved that the following transfers of funds be made and that the abstract in the amount of $86,059.84 covering vouchers #1 through #44 be approved:
Decrease Appropriation Increase Appropriation
Amount Account Description Account Description
$86.00 A-1310.2 Finance A-1310.4 Finance
Capital Outlay Contractual
To cover final ADP Fees of 2007
$500.00 A-1620.1 Building A-1620.4 Building
Personal Services Contractual
To Cover final Utility Bills of 2007
$1,360.00 A-1670.4 Central Printing A-5132.4 Garage
Contractual Contractual
To Cover final Utility Bills of 2007
$975.00 A-1450.4 Elections A-5182.4 Street Lighting
Contractual Contractual
To Cover final Utility Bills of 2007
$5,200.00 A-7020.4 Recreation A-9901.9 Transfers
Contractual To Other Funds
To Cover Highway Fund needs (see trans 15,16)
$4,290.75 A-8020.4 Planning A-9901.9 Transfers
Contractual To Other Funds
To Cover Highway Fund needs (see trans 15,16)
$442.83 DA-5110.1 General Repairs DA-5130.4 Machinery
Personal Services Contractual
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$2,241.91 DA-5142.1 Snow Removal DA-5140.1 Misc. Brush/Weeds
Personal Services Personal Services
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$451.13 DA-9060.8 Fringe Benefits DA-5140.4 Misc. Brush/Weeds
Health Insurance Contractual
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$50.67 DA-9060.8 Fringe Benefits DA-5148.4 Other Governments
Health Insurance Contractual
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$263.79 DA-5110.1 General Repairs DA-5148.1 Other Government
Personal Services Personal Services
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$779.97 DA-5142.1 Snow Removal DA-5148.1 Other Government
Personal Services Personal Services
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$291.78 DA-9060.8 Fringe Benefits DA-5148.1 Other Government
Health Insurance Personal Services
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$629.67 DA-5142.1 Snow Removal DA-9030.8 Fringe Benefits
Personal Services Social Security
Transfer within Hwy to Cover final 2007 Expenses
$6,718.15 DA-5031 Inter-fund Transfers DA-5130.1 Machinery
Personal Services
To Cover Highway Fund needs (see trans 5,6)
$2,772.60 DA-5031 Inter-fund Transfers DA-5148.1 Other Government
Personal Services
To Cover Highway Fund needs (see trans 5,6)
Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll: Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III. Correspondence
E-mail to Supervisor Udicious from Cedarwood Insurance, town insurance carrier Supervisor Udicious reported that Cedarwood has received two claims of suit against the Town of Rush related to Gile vs. County of Monroe and Cincia vs. County of Monroe. Both suits involve a truck roll-over occurring during a paving project on Honeoye Falls No. 6 Road.
IV. Reports of Officers and Committees
1. Town Board
Supervisor Udicious, reported that advertising of both the Zoning Board of Appeals and the Assessment Review Board open positions resulted in only a couple applications. The Board will accept additional applications until its next meeting, January 23, 2008. At that time interviews will be scheduled.
Councilman Knab stated that gutter work on the Town Hall has been completed.
Councilman Anderson discussed the progress on the Hamlet of Rush and Honeoye Creek Greenway Project. Reports, maps, and resource material were distributed. An Areas of Focus meeting was held on January 8, 2008, at the Rush Town Hall.
Councilman Doupe announced the Rush Public Librarys Wine Tasting Fundraiser is scheduled on Saturday, February 2, 2008, 7 PM, at the Rabbit Room, Honeoye Falls. Also, there are two new members of the Library Board of Trustees, Chris Giordano and Terry Shern.
Councilwoman Sluberski noted that the Zoning Board of Appeals discussed the Planned Unit Development (PUD) and will be preparing their comments for the Town Board.
Councilman Sluberski reported that the Recreation Departments Winter Festival scheduled for January 26th has been cancelled due to lack of vendor participation.
2. Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector Mr. Kusse reported that removal of the log jam on Honeoye Creek would be postponed due to warm weather and muddy conditions prohibiting heavy equipment on the surrounding properties without damage.
Mr. Kusse stated that the Rush Market and Deli purchase is currently in negotiations.
V. Old Business
1. Dedication of Telephone Road Extension The deed has been provided to the Town for the dedication of this road extension. The town will now maintain the road. The road will no longer be called an extension but will be included as part of Telephone Road. An informational letter will be forwarded to current residents affected by the dedication.
2. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for 2007 Supervisor Udicious will be resubmitting the CDBG request for additional funding by February 15, 2008, for ADA compliancy improvements.
3. Request for Re-zoning of Properties at 6115 and 6123 Rush-Lima Road from Residential R-30 to Commercial (C). Comments from Monroe County Planning were provided to all Town Board and Planning Board members and Frank Pavia, Esq.
VI. New Business
1. Establish Public Hearing date for a Local Law Providing for the Administration and Enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code Mr. Kusse noted that the State provided a template of the Local Law. A public meeting will be scheduled for February 20th, 2008, 7:15 PM.
2. Historian Responsibilities – Supervisor Udicious requested the Town Clerk collect historical information as it occurs in the Town in the absence of the Town Historian. Town Historian David Oliver is on active duty serving the Country in Afghanistan. Town Clerk Bucci accepted the interim responsibility and will contact Mr. Oliver via email on the matter.
3. Planned Unit Development (PUD) Supervisor Udicious has forwarded a memorandum to both Zoning and Planning Boards requesting input so that a future public hearing can be conducted. All boards were provided samples of other town PUDs from the Attorney for the Town.
4. Councilman Anderson will download an application on Farmland Preservation to the Planning Board.
5. Supervisor Udicious suggested that the Town enlist a professional firm to update the Towns Comprehensive Plan and that noted that funds would be provided for in the 2009 Budget.
6. Supervisor Udicious announced that the Association of Towns of the State of New York will be conducting a 2008 Training School on January 15-17, 2008, in Rochester, New York. Councilman Anderson and Town Clerk Bucci will be attending. The Annual Association of Towns Training and Meeting will be held in New York City on February 17-20, 2008. Councilwoman Sluberski and Councilmen Doupe and Knab will be attending this training.
Councilman Anderson moved to adjourn the meeting. Councilman Knab seconded the motion and the meeting ended by common consent at 8 PM.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk