Rush Town Board Minutes – 2008/04/23

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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of April 23, 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 23, 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
Frank Pavia, Esq. —– Attorney for the Town
OPEN FORUM Unoccupied Audience.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES April 9, 2008 Regular Meeting
RESOLUTION #90-08
Councilman Knab moved that the Minutes of April 9, 2008, meeting be approved as
written. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT
RESOLUTION #91-08
Councilman Anderson moved that having audited all the claims against the funds listed
on Abstract #8 in the amount of $35,613.35, that they be allowed for vouchers #452
through #507. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
CORRESPONDENCE
1. Supervisor William Udicious sent a Memorandum and Fund Performance
Graphs to all town departments and town board members requesting all to
consider ways of reducing expenditures both current and future.
REPORT OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
1. An electrician has been contacted by Councilman Knab and will be restoring the
exterior lighting. Also, the sprinkler system work was performed to satisfaction.
2. Councilman Anderson reported that the Rush Fire District wishes to meet with
the Town, Library and Schindler Elevator to discuss an elevator evacuation
procedure.
3. Councilman Doupe stated that Planning Board Chairman John Felsen wished to
be included in Town Board discussions of farmland preservation.
4. Councilwoman Sluberski attended a NYS Court Finances Teleconference.
OLD BUSINESS
1. Update on Development Park Area – The drawings of the park area behind the
Town Hall have been sent for approval to the New York State Department of
Environmental Conservation. The Town Highway Department will be the
labor force and equipment used on this project.
2. Update on Qualities Communities Project Councilman Anderson reported that
the Mendon Foundation will be clearing brush and installing a kiosk on the
LeHigh Street area entrance to the Lehigh Trail.
A request for endorsement of the Town’s efforts to acquire funds for the repair of
the dam has been forwarded to the Honeoye Creek Greenway Study Steering
Committee.
3. Hart’s Field Status The Town is awaiting the buyer’s response. (Discussion
commenced without entering into executive session is rescinded from the
minutes by counsel)
NEW BUSINESS
1. Memorial Day Parade Invitation to participate in Steven Connors Post
sponsored 61st Annual Memorial Day Parade commencing at 9:30 AM on East
Henrietta Road and Rush Scottsville Road to the Pine Hill Cemetery for a
ceremony and dismissal by NYS Court of Appeals Justice Pickett at the Town
Park gazebo.
2. Farmland Preservation and Master Plan Councilpersons will be requesting
recommendations on updating the Town’s Master Plan 2010. Councilman
Anderson read the Planning Board Minutes of the April 15, 2008 relating to tax
abatement farmland preservation. The Assessor’s Office has a copy of the Office
of Real Properties Services through New York State Guidelines for Farmland
Preservation. Per Attorney Frank Pavia, final decision of tax abatement
farmland preservation is made by the Town Board.
3. 2007 Community Development Block Grant Contract for the Rush ADA Town
Hall Park Project – $25,000.00 Grant Agreement for authorized acceptance.
RESOLUTION #92-08
Councilman Donald Knab moved to allow Supervisor William Udicious to enter into a
contract agreement accepting the 2007 Community Development Block Grant Contract
for the Rush ADA Town Hall Park Project in the amount of $25,000.00 for furnishing
ADA compliant restrooms in the Rush Town Park. Motion was seconded by
Councilman Thomas Doupe.
Roll:
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.
OPEN FORUM None.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Supervisor William Udicious motioned and Councilman Donald Knab seconded to move
the meeting into Executive Session at 7:40 PM to discuss contract negotiations with
Crown Castle for co-location of cell tower.
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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