Farmers Market Comments at RTB on 5.11.16

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Audio Duration: 2:08

Date Recorded: 05/11/2016

Description: Audio file recorded by the members of the Rush Democratic Town Committee

Below are minutes from Town clerk:

Resident Dave Sluberski commented regarding the Farmers Market. In doing his own research, he has contacted the Rush United Methodist Church whom is unaware of the possible change in venue. The church stated that the market was loosely organized. Moving it to the town hall may create traffic congestion, may be a conflict of interest and twelve towns in the county support markets but none of them occur on town properties. Resident Sluberski also commented that the farmer’s market might be better promoted.

Resident Hans Schmitthenner supports the Farmer’s Market but doesn’t support beer marketers being included which may attract a different clientele. The Firemen’s Field should be considered as a venue.

Supervisor Frank clarified that beer drinking would not be permitted, however, beer product sales would be permitted. Other farmer’s markets have such vendors.

Resident Hans Schmitthenner suggested that a public comment period include discussions with the Town Board. Also, when presentations are made at a meeting, a question and answer period would be beneficial, although the discussion may get out of control. Monitoring by the Town Board and limits on speaking time were suggested by Mrs. Schmitthenner, however, he stated that he was unfamiliar with Roberts Rules in conducting a meeting.

Attorney Mancuso stated that there is no legal requirement that a Town Board have a question and answer period. It is also within the Board’s discretion as to how to manage a public comment period.

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