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RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of August 13, 2008
Regular Meeting
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board, County of Monroe, was called to order by
Deputy Town Supervisor Knab at 7:00 PM on August 13, 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, Deputy Town Supervisor
Richard Anderson —– Councilman
Thomas Doupe —– Councilman
Lisa Sluberski —– Councilwoman
Pamela Bucci —– Town Clerk
Charles Steinman —– Attorney for the Town
EXCUSED: William Udicious —– Supervisor
OTHERS PRESENT: Dave Sluberski —– Resident
I. OPEN FORUM Deputy Town Supervisor Knab invited anyone in the audience to
address the Board.
II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES Regular Meeting of July 9, 2008
RESOLUTION #114-08
Deputy Supervisor Knab moved that the Minutes of the Regular Meeting held on July 9,
2008, be approved as written. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski abstained
Deputy Supervisor Knab aye carried.
Special Meeting of July 22 , 2008
RESOLUTION #115-08
Councilman Anderson moved that the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on July 22,
2008, be approved as written. Councilman Doupe seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Deputy Supervisor Knab abstained carried.
III. APPROVAL OF ABSTRACT # 17
RESOLUTION #116-08
Councilman Anderson stated Be It Resolved, that having audited all the claims against
the funds listed on Abstract #17 in the amount of $61,601.34 be allowed for vouchers #844
through #909. Deputy Supervisor Knab seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Deputy Supervisor Knab aye carried.
IV. CORRESPONDENCE
None.
V. REPORTS OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
A. Councilman Doupe Construction of the gazebo behind the library has commenced.
Interested volunteers to help with the work are welcome.
B. Councilwoman Sluberski The Recreation Department may be pursuing a grant. The
functions of the Town in relation to the Seniors Group were discussed by the Town Board
members.
C. Clerk Bucci – Monroe County Treasury is providing all towns the option of opening an
M&T Bank account and contracting with Hammer Enterprises to accept collection of taxes
via credit cards through the Monroe County website at no cost to the town. Residents
would be able to pay taxes only by credit cards on-line at the Monroe County website and
fees incurred would be the sole responsibility of the resident. Attorney Frank Pavia will be
discussing the possibility with the Clerk and Town Board members at the next scheduled
meeting.
D. Deputy Supervisor Knab Estimates have been received to perform needed electrical
work on the town hall and library outside lighting.
RESOLUTION #117-08
Deputy Supervisor Knab made a motion authorizing the Supervisor to enter into a contract
with CM Armitgage Incorporated, 317 Imperial Circle, Rochester, New York to perform
electrical work on outside lighting at a cost not to exceed $1,000.00. Councilman
Anderson seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Deputy Supervisor Knab aye carried.
The Town’s rental property at 1911 Rush-Scottsville Road requires outdoor painting. The
costs associated with painting of the dwelling will come from rental monies. Painting
estimates have been received.
RESOLUTION #118-08
Deputy Supervisor Knab made a motion authorizing the Supervisor to enter into a contract
to have the rental dwelling located at 1911 Rush Scottsville Road painted at a cost not to
exceed $3,600.00. Councilman Anderson seconded the motion.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Deputy Supervisor Knab aye carried.
VI. OLD BUSINESS
A. Dam Project Quotes received for the repair of the dam were too costly, therefore,
rejected. A further meeting with the engineer is required to determine the scope of the
work needed to stabilize the dam while using available grant funding.
B. Town Park Project – The Engineer for the Town is monitoring the Highway’s process in
moving soil. Fields are expected to be completed this fall.
C. Qualities Communities Grant The Committee is continuing to gather information for a
draft report.
VII. NEW BUSINESS
A. Application for State Assistance Payments for Municipal Planning Grant – This
application will be used as a supplement to the Town’s comprehensive plan and is
necessary in order to demonstrate its integration into the Town Master Plan as it
applies to the Monroe County Plan.
RESOLUTION #119-08
Councilman Anderson moved WHEREAS that the Supervisor be authorized to
approve the Application with New York State Department of Agriculture and
Markets for State Assistance Payments for Municipal Agricultural and Farmland
Protection Plan Development (Planning Grant) Form A which will be incorporated
as a supplement to the Town of Rush Comprehensive Plan and to expend town
funds in an amount not to exceed $1,800.00.
WHEREAS, the Town Board has reviewed the Application Form A with respect to
the Project;
NOW THEREFORE, upon consideration by the Town Board; it is
RESOLVED, that the Municipal Agricultural and Farmland Protection Plan
Development (Planning Grant) be submitted to the extent required by the
applicable requirements. Motion was seconded by Councilwoman Sluberski.
Roll:
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe aye
Councilwoman Sluberski aye
Deputy Supervisor Knab aye carried.
B. Stonybrook Park Pond Condition – As shown on pictures presented, the pond is
inundated with aquatic weeds. The Town requested a site visit by the New York State
Department of Conservation and has received a recommendation letter from the Monroe
County Soil and Water Conservation District. The Town has applied for a permit to stock
the pond with sterile triploid grass carp. The carp will eat the vegetation and keep the
weeds from growing at an undesirable rate.
VIII. OPEN FORUM – Deputy Town Supervisor Knab invited anyone in the audience to
address the Board.
Dave Sluberski inquired about the outside lighting problems. Deputy Supervisor Knab
responded that power surges through the town burns the ballasts out.
Mr. Sluberski also asked about the status of the Rush Market & Deli property. Deputy
Supervisor Knab provided a non-binding update that Bryne Dairy is no longer pursuing the
purchase, however, another party is scheduled to appear informally before the Zoning and
Planning Board this month.
In relation to the dam project, Mr. Sluberski asked that if the dam would be allowed to
deteriorate, would property values along the creek be decreased. Councilman Anderson
responded that the area is in the 100 year flood plain and there is a possibility of further
migration of the water, however, property values are determined through the Assessor’s
Office. The impact of the dam’s deterioration is unknown, therefore, the town is pursuing
repair of the dam along with keeping the bridge above safe.
Mr. Sluberski asked how the highway workforce was being paid to work on the town park
project. Deputy Supervisor Knab stated that the grant monies received for the project
require a 50/50 town match. Measures are being taken not to incur overtime. The
Highway Department is providing billable hours for the project.
IX. ADJOURNMENT
With no further business, a motion was made by Deputy Supervisor Knab to adjourn the
meeting and it was ended at 7:30 PM by common consent of all councilpersons present.
Respectfully submitted,
Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk


RUSH TOWN BOARD
Minutes of August 13, 2008
Regular Meeting
A regular meeting of the Rush Town Board, County of Monroe, was called to order by
Deputy Town Supervisor Knab at 7:00 PM on August 13, 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, Deputy Town Supervisor
Richard Anderson —– Councilman
Thomas Doupe —– Councilman
Lisa Sluberski —– Councilwoman
Pamela Bucci —– Town Clerk
Charles Steinman —– Attorney for the Town
EXCUSED: William Udicious —– Supervisor
OTHERS PRESENT: Dave Sluberski —– Resident
I. OPEN FORUM


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