Rush Town Board Minutes – 2008/04/09

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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of April 9, 2008
Regular Meeting
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board, County of Monroe, was called to order by
Supervisor William Udicious at 7:00 PM on April 9, 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
Charles Steinman, Esq. —– Attorney for the Town
OTHERS PRESENT: Gerald Kusse —– Code Enforcement Officer/
Building Inspector
I. OPEN FORUM Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address the
Board.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES March 26, 2008
RESOLUTION #87-08
Councilman Doupe moved that the Minutes of March 26, 2008, meeting be approved as
written. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab abstained
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
III. TRANSFER OF FUNDS
Councilman Anderson moved that the following transfer of funds from the unexpended
balance of existing appropriations, Transfers #1 through #3 in the amount of $359.56 be
made and approved as follows:
General Fund Decrease Appropriation Increase Appropriation
Transfer
# Amount Account Description Account Description
1 $127.97 A-3410.4 Fire Protection Contractual A-3410.2 Fire Protection Capital Outlay
Provided for slight overage on radio purchase
2 96.99 A-1990.4 Contingency Contractual A-1972.4 Tax paid for cable company Contractual
Provide for slight overage on Cable Co tax payment
Appropriation of unreserved fund balance or unanticipated revenues
General Fund Decrease Appropriation Increase Appropriation
Transfer# Amount Account Description Account Description
3 135 A-3089 State Aid – Other A-1110.4 Court Contractual
Provide for slight overage on Cable Co tax payment
Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
IV. APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT
RESOLUTION #88-08
Councilman Anderson moved that having audited all the claims against the funds listed
on Abstract #7 in the amount of $38,155.98 be allowed for vouchers #393 through #451
with the exception of Voucher #420. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
V. CORRESPONDENCE
A. Letter of March 31, 2008, from NYSDOT regarding Dorschel Development Site
on Route 15 south of Route I-390. A curb cut could be considered on Route 251.
B. Letter of March 26, 2008, from NYSDOT regarding the intersection of Route 15
and Rush-Henrietta Townline Road. A speed reduction will not be granted.
Riccelli Enterprises has submitted a preliminary plan for construction of a new
driveway onto Route 15 north of the intersection at the north end of their property.
VI. REPORT OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
A. An electrician has been contacted by Councilman Knab and will be restoring the
exterior lighting. Also, the sprinkler system work was performed to satisfaction.
B. Councilman Richard Anderson stated that the three concerns raised at the
previous staff meeting are being addressed. A seasonal water fountain will be
placed at the playground area, Attorney Steinman gave a recommendation of a
restrictive community bulletin board and additional library signage will be
reviewed by the architect.
C. Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski gave a brief overview of proposed Recreation
Department programs.
VII. OLD BUSINESS
1. Update on Municipal Aid – The New York State budget has passed.
Assemblywoman Susan John notified Mr. Udicious that the Town of Rush would be
awarded 2008-2009 unrestricted municipal assistance for a total amount of
$160,000.
2. Request for Co-location of Cell Tower – The Town Board has reviewed Crown
Castle’s drawing of Verizon’s co-location on the cell tower located on town property.
Supervisor Udicious is awaiting Verizon’s offer as to the additional income to the
town.
3. Report on Rush Court Audit the Board reviewed audit findings submitted.
RESOLUTION #89-08
Councilman Knab moved to accept the Rush Town Justice Court Audit Reports
provided by Councilman Thomas Doupe and Councilwoman Lisa Sluberski.
Councilman Richard Anderson seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
1. Summer Youth Program 2008 Councilwoman Sluberski conveyed her review of
the program with Recreation Supervisor Patricia Stephens. Costs over and above
the county grant will be determined and a cost per child will be charged to each
Rush participant.
IX. OPEN FORUM
Supervisor Udicious invited anyone in the audience to address the Board.
X. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Supervisor William Udicious motioned and Councilman Donald Knab seconded to move
the meeting into Executive Session at 7:35 PM to discuss potential litigation and a
personnel matter.
Resolved, that the Board returned to regular session of the meeting at 7:54 PM.
With no further business, a motion was made by Councilman Knab and the meeting
was adjourned at 7:55 PM by common consent of all board members.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk


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