Rush Town Board Minutes – 2008/03/12

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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of March 12, 2008
Regular Meeting
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board, County of Monroe, was called to order by
Supervisor Udicious at 7:00 PM on March 12, 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
Lisa Sluberski —– Councilwoman
William Udicious —– Supervisor
Pamela Bucci —– Town Clerk
Frank Pavia, Esq. —– Attorney for the Town
EXCUSED: Thomas Doupe —– Councilman
OTHERS PRESENT: Gerry Kusse —– Code Enforcement
Officer/Building Inspector
Jim Rumsey —– Resident
I. OPEN FORUM Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address the
Board.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES February 27, 2008
RESOLUTION #79-08
Councilman Knab moved that the minutes of February 27, 2008, meeting be approved
as presented. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III. APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT
RESOLUTION #80-08
Councilman Anderson moved that having audited all the claims against the funds listed
on Abstract #5 in the amount of $28,221.91 be allowed for vouchers #229, and #266
through #322. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV. CORRESPONDENCE
A. Invitation to Town Board members to attend the Rush-Henrietta School District
meeting on March 25, 5:30 PM at the 9th Grade Academy regarding the school
district’s budget.
B. Memo to All Board members from the Recreation Supervisor.
C. Resident Hans Schmitthenner will coordinate the community event, Earth Day
in Rush, on April 26th. An article will be published in the April/May Rush Town
Newsletter with further details.
V. REPORT OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
A. Councilman Knab No report.
B. Councilman Anderson Attended a town staff meeting for Town Hall and Library
employees. Items of interest were water and restrooms at and/or for the playground
area; community bulletin board in the library entryway; and the possibility of
additional signage in front of the library.
Councilman Anderson attended the New York State Transportation Enhancement
Grants Workshop on March 11, 2008, in Rochester.
C. Councilwoman Sluberski No report.
D. Code Enforcement Officer Kusse – Received information from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) regarding required updates on flood
insurance rate maps. Adoption of these modifications must be complied with by
August 2008. CEO Kusse will be the lead agent, completing a timeline to be
followed.
E. The Library Board of Trustees is working with the Rush-Henrietta Rotary Club on
plans for the installation of a gazebo in back of the library. The proposed location
will be reviewed with the Town Board for their approval.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
No report.
RESOLUTION #81-2008
MOVE TO SCHEDULED PUBLIC HEARING
On the motion of Supervisor Udicious and seconded by Councilman Knab to interrupt
the meeting in order to hold a Public Hearing which was advertised and scheduled for
this evening at 7:15 PM.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
PUBLIC HEARING #5-2008 – PROVIDING THE ADMINISTRATION AND
ENFORCEMENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE UNIFORM FIRE PREVENTION AND
BUILDING CODE – Supervisor Udicious declared the Public Hearing open at 7:20 PM.
The Notice of said Public Hearing was duly published in the Rush-Henrietta Post and
the Sentinel on the 27th day of February and 28th day of February, respectively, with
same being posted on the same dates at the Town Hall. Said local law provides for the
amendment of 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. It also encompasses the responsibilities and procedures in detail used by
Code Enforcement Officers when issuing citations.
Clerk Bucci read Notice of Hearing for the record.
Being no wishes to comment on the hearing, Councilman Knab moved and Councilman
Anderson seconded to close the hearing at 7:20 PM.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
The regular meeting was convened.
A full resolution covering the adoption of Local Law #5-2008 – PROVIDING THE
ADMINISTRATION AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE NEW YORK STATE UNIFORM
FIRE PREVENTION AND BUILDING CODE will be provided for by the Attorney for the
Town at the March 26, 2008, Town Board meeting.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
RESOLUTION #82-2008
On the motion of Supervisor Udicious, seconded by Councilwoman Sluberski appoint
Kelly A. Pruden to the Zoning Board of Appeals. This is an open 5-year term which will
commence on March 12, 2008, and expire on December 31, 2012.
Roll:
Councilman Knab Aye
Councilman Anderson Aye
Councilwoman Sluberski Aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
RESOLUTION #83-2008
On the motion of Supervisor Udicious, seconded by Councilman Anderson to appoint
Gayle Gallo-Lipp to the Board of Assessment Review. This appointed fills an unexpired
5-year term commencing March 12, 2008, and expiring September 30, 2010.
Roll:
Councilman Knab Aye
Councilman Anderson Aye
Councilwoman Sluberski Aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
VIII. OPEN FORUM
Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address the Board.
Mr. Rumsey asked if there would be a reassessment this year. Supervisor Udicious
noted that a call to Town Assessor Kevin Quinlan’s office was in order.
IX. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Supervisor Udicious motioned and Councilman Knab seconded to move the meeting
into Executive Session at 7:25 PM to discuss a pending litigation matter of a code
violation.
Resolved, that the Board returned to regular session of the meeting at 7:39 PM.
With no further business, a motion was made by Councilman Knab and the meeting
was adjourned at 7:40 PM by common consent of all board members.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk


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