Rush Town Board Meeting Minutes – 2008/10/22

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Minutes of October 22, 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 October 22, 2008, at the Rush Town Offices, 5977 East
Henrietta Road, Rush, New York. Everyone present participated in the Pledge of

PRESENT: Donald Knab —– Councilman, Deputy Town Supervisor
Richard Anderson —– Councilman
Thomas Doupe —– Councilman
Lisa Sluberski —– Councilwoman
William Udicious —– Supervisor
Pamela Bucci —– Town Clerk
Frank Pavia —– Attorney for the Town
Charles Steinman —– Attorney for the Town

OTHERS PRESENT: Kirsten Flass —– Library Director, Resident
Gerald Kusse —– Code Enforcement Officer
Richard Tracy —– Fire Marshall/Coordinator
of Emergency Preparedness

I. OPEN FORUM: Supervisor Udicious advised all present that Rules and Procedures for
Town Board meetings were located at the side sign-in table. He then offered the floor for
those present to address the board.

II. APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 8, 2008

Councilman Knab moved that the Minutes of October 8, 2008, meeting be approved as
submitted. Councilwoman Sluberski seconded the motion.
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe
Councilwoman Sluberski aye aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.



Councilman Anderson moved, BE IT RESOLVED that having audited all the
appropriations of unreserved funds against the highway funds in the amount of
$199,000.00 be allowed for transfers #1 through 3. Councilman Knab seconded the
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe
Councilwoman Sluberski aye aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.



Councilman Anderson moved, BE IT RESOLVED that having audited all the claims
against the funds listed on Abstract #10-2 in the amount of $44,007.99 be allowed for
vouchers #1008 through #1171. Councilman Knab seconded the motion.
Councilman Knab aye
Councilman Anderson aye
Councilman Doupe
Councilwoman Sluberski aye aye
Supervisor Udicious aye carried.


A. Councilman Knab stated touch up painting in the interior of the town hall is complete
and the outdoor lighting is in working order.

B. Councilwoman Sluberski requested on behalf of the Zoning Board of Appeals there be
a clarification of their training requirement. Attorney Pavia will provide a written form of
requirement to the Zoning Board of Appeals Chairman.

C. Building Inspector Kusse mentioned that a town resident placed an emergency call to
911 for person feeling ill. A hole in the flue pipe was discovered. Further investigation
revealed that a roof leak around the flue exhaust pipe caused rusting in the flue pipe
resulting in the hole.

Supervisor Udicious stated that according to the Rush Fire District, the Rush Fire
Department follows specific procedures relating to all emergency calls as well as carbon
monoxide calls. Fire Marshal Rick Tracy commented that although there was a gap in
communication between the department and him, under normal circumstances fire
marshals are not notified. The conditions surrounding this emergency call did not warrant
immediate fire marshal action.

D. Library Director Kirsten Flass reported that landscaping around the gazebo is
scheduled and that the electric has not yet been installed. Volunteer Cathy Frank has
requested additional topsoil for the area.


A. Dam Repairs Schedule: Councilman Anderson stated that repair of the dam has
commenced. He explained the steps being taken to complete and stabilize the dam. A
temporary access roadway to the dam has been set up with appropriate barriers.
Additional fencing will be added in the access road to prevent public entry. The adjoining
property owner has been notified of work being done and any grass damage will be taken
care of in the future. The dam repair should be complete by November 27th.

B. Town Park Project – Supervisor Udicious reported that work has been halted due to the
weather, however, additional topsoil is expected to complete the seeding process.

C. Library request for a Free-Standing Sign: Supervisor Udicious read the quote for the
requested sign that may help visitors locate the town hall and library. Many options for
appearance of the sign were discussed. A sign location was reviewed with the town’s
architect and they advised placement of the sign near the flagpole. In providing the most
visual space of visitors, Ms. Flass requested that the sign be erected near the parking lot
entrance rather than in front of the Library itself. A previous concern for north and south
travelers being able to locate the library was raised. Although funds are not currently
available to support the request, Mr. Anderson recommended that it be included in a future
budget as a capital expenditure. Mr. Knab requested that the library’s request for the sign
and details be submitted in writing for review of the town board.

D, Sign Law Draft Review: Attorney Pavia presented a draft of the current Sign Ordinance
which was presented based on New York state guidelines to the Town Board and Code
Enforcement Officer. Ms. Bucci will provide copies to all Planning and Zoning Board
members. Attorney Steinman stated that the revised sign ordinance is a comprehensive,
detailed proposal encompassing a combination of the current ordinance and all collected
data. Attorney Pavia suggested that a workshop be held with all Planning, Zoning and
Town Board members who wish to attend and both Chuck Steinman, Esq. and himself.
Once the workshop takes place, both liaisons to the Planning and Zoning Boards should
meet with both attorneys to finalize the document for a public hearing. Councilman Doupe
will schedule a workshop between the boards and attorneys.


A. Fire Marshall Report – Fire Marshall/Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness Rick
Tracy provided an extensive overview of progress and status of point of dispensing (POD).
Rush’s POD is Honeoye Falls Lima High School. Mr. Tracy also reported on meetings
attended and procedures being set up on behalf of the town and in coordination with
Monroe County. Also, the National Incident Management System (NIMS) evaluates
equipment, requires specific training of emergency preparedness personnel and measures
the capability of those given the task in dealing with emergency situations. The Town of
Rush is in full compliance with the NIMS requirements.

Within the last year, 21 inspections have been done and a number of both burn and
firework permits have been issued.
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An automatic external defibrillator/cardial pulmonary resuscitation (AED/CPR) class has
been scheduled for October 27 and 28 for town employees. We currently have an AED at
the town hall and the appropriate signage will be in place for full compliance.

An elevator-rescue training procedure is scheduled with the Rush Fire Department safety

Mr. Tracy noted that he has completed 28 hours of New York State required training, 4
hours of which are not required. All hours of training have been completed with no
expense to the town.

Code Enforcement Officer Kusse commented that having a proactive Fire Marshall is very
beneficial to his department. Councilman Doupe added that the Rush Fire Department is
appreciative of the existing line of communication with Fire Marshall Tracy.

VIII. OPEN FORUM: Supervisor Udicious opened the floor and offered it for anyone who
wished to address the Board.

Resident Kirsten Flass asked if video surveillance signage on or in the building is a future
agenda item. Attorney Pavia responded that surveillance signage is not a legal
requirement. Supervisor Udicious will contact the town’s surveillance provider to inquire
about the signage being a positive deterrent for crime.

There being no further business, a motion was made by Councilman Knab and the
meeting was adjourned at 8:10 PM by common consent of all councilpersons present.

Respectfully submitted,

Pamela J. Bucci
Town Clerk

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