Rush Town Board Minutes – 2008/02/27

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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of February 27, 2008
Regular Meeting
The meeting of the Rush Town Board was called to order by Supervisor William
Udicious at 7:00 PM on February 27, 2008, at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East
Henrietta Road, Rush, New York. Everyone present participated in the Pledge of
Allegiance.
Present: Donald Knab, Councilman
Richard Anderson, Councilman
Thomas Doupe, Councilman
Lisa Sluberski, Councilwoman
William Udicious, Supervisor
Pamela Bucci, Town Clerk
Others Present: Charles Steinman, Attorney for the Town
Majed El Rayess, Architect
Joe Pullen, Civil Engineer
I. OPEN FORUM Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address
the Board.
On the request of Councilwoman Sluberski, Supervisor Udicious read a letter to the
Town Board dated February 27, 2008, from David Sluberski regarding his position on
disapproval of the replacement of 2 highway department trucks.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES February 13, 2008
RESOLUTION #73
Councilman Knab moved that the minutes of February 13, 2008, meeting be approved
with the correction on page 5 of Councilwoman Sluberski s title of Councilwoman.
Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III. APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT
RESOLUTION #74
Councilman Anderson moved that having audited all the claims against the funds listed
on Abstract #4 in the amount of $361,651.90 be allowed for vouchers #208 through
#265 with the exception of voucher #229 which will be further researched. Councilman
Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV. CORRESPONDENCE
A. Scottsdale Insurance Company – notification of claim for the deductible amount
of $5,000.00 regarding the Weaver vs. Town of Rush lawsuit.
B. Frontier Communications letter of February 22, 2008, regarding possibilities of
town-wide wireless internet access. Frontier will schedule a meeting with the
Supervisor.
C. Supervisor Udicious requested NYSDOT replacement costs of Route 15A
bridge located over the are of the Honeoye Creek dam as well as traffic study costs
in lieu of the dams replacement and/or emergency repairs. Monroe County will
need the data in order to seek funding for the project.
V. REPORT OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
A. Councilman Knab After attending the annual Association of Towns meeting in
New York City, requests attendance at the Finger Lakes Building Officials
Association (FLBOA) meeting in March 2008 to continue updating building
credentials as well as guaranteeing ample Town code enforcement back-up.
RESOLUTION #75
Supervisor Udicious moved that Councilman Knab be granted permission to attend the
Finger Lakes Building Officials Association meeting in March 2008 to continue his
building official credentialing. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
Councilman Knab also made arrangements for defective sprinkler heads to be replaced
within the next few weeks. A lighting repair call is in progress.
B. Councilman Doupe Thanked the Town Board for also providing for his
attendance at the annual Association of Towns meeting in New York City. Town
Clerk Bucci requested Councilman Doupes assistance, as liaison to the Library
Board of Trustees, in soliciting the Trustees review of its approval of abstract
process.
C. Councilwoman Sluberski Monroe County Sheriffs Department alerted the
Supervisors office that there is a Level 3 Sex Offender living in 14543 country. The
Rush-Henrietta School District mails the exact notification to all residents in the
district. The notification has been posted on towns website and the town clerks
bulletin board.
D. Supervisor Udicious acknowledged that a public hearing will be held by the Rush
Town Board on March 12, 2008, at 7:15 PM, for the purpose of considering
revisions to a local law providing for the administration and enforcement of the New
York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in compliance with the
requirement of Part 1203 of the State code.
Notification was received that the Rush Market & Deli, 5946 East Henrietta Road,
Rush, will go to auction on March 21, 2008, at 10:15 AM at the Monroe County
Office Building, Rochester.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
New York State has awarded the Town matching grant monies in the amount of
$100,000.00 for the development of the property located in the back of the Town Hall.
The matching $100,000.00 will come from appropriate current town funds. Majed El
Rayess of El Rayess Architects along with civil engineer Joe Pullen presented a
drawing and explanation of the proposed development of the recreational area in the
back of the town hall. Revisions have been made in consideration of the Department of
Environmental Conservation, (DEC), changes in flood plain specifications. An under-
drain system, referred to as a rain garden, will be created and underground utilities will
be kept in close proximity to the sidewalk areas.
Supervisor Udicious has recently requested additional Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) monies toward building of restrooms.
RESOLUTION #76
A motion was made by Councilman Knab and seconded by Councilman Anderson to
accept the development concept presented by Majed El Rayess, of El Rayess
Architects, and to proceed, utilizing the grant monies awarded.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
1. Highway Departments request for replacement of 2 pick-up trucks A
replacement flow chart was presented and purchase explanation given according to the
15-5 year capital equipment replacement plan. Superintendent King explained the
usage and maintenance on current trucks as well as the reasons warranting scheduled
replacements.
A state bid system exists enabling towns to use a 2-year cycle of purchasing and
auctioning new pick-up trucks thus saving capital. Councilman Anderson requested
Superintendent Kings invitation of the agency plan at a future meeting.
RESOLUTION #77
Councilman Knab made a motion to authorize Superintendent Kings replacement of 2
Highway Department pick-up trucks according to the capital equipment replacement
plan. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
Supervisour Udicous noted that two tables and podium are needed to complete the
Courtroom renovations. Resident Contractor Keith Eggleston who has completed the
previous renovations, submitted a quote of $2,950.00.
RESOLUTION #78
Councilman Knab made a motion to approve Resident contractor Keith Egglestons
construction of two court room tables and a podium for an amount not to exceed
$3,500.00. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson abstained
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
VIII. OPEN FORUM
Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address the Board.
IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Supervisor Udicious motioned to move the meeting into Executive Session at 7:55 PM
to discuss a pending litigation matter of a code violation.
Councilman Knab moved to return to regular session of the meeting at 8:10 PM.
The Board returned to regular session and the meeting was adjourned at 8:15 PM by
common consent of all board members.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk


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