Town of Macedon – November 8, 2012
A regular meeting of the board was called to order at 7:30 PM in the Macedon Town Hall. Meeting minutes from the October 25, 2012 meeting were approved with one correction.
Correspondence from the Pal-Mac Soccer Club regarding a reimbursement from the Town for a Red Creek Tournamentin which the club did not participate. The club expressed a desire to instead donate the $555.00 fee to the town to put towards the Bullis Park soccer field repairs. After discussion, the board agreed to return the monies, in an effort to keep the books clean. They also noted that should the club decide to then donate the monies, that would be acceptable. The monthly Report for October from the Police Department was also accepted as presented.
Public comment was offered from Ms. Renee Hermann who came before the board to explain a community concern regarding new goals which were not purchased for Bullis Park. Ms. Hermann explained that a number of parents were disappointed when they received misinformation that new goals were to be purchased with registration fees from the Lacrosse program, when in fact the fees were for the program, not new purchases. It was explained that the only way the town or recreation department can make purchases is for purchases to be approved by the town board, and that unfortunately the misinformation was simply a misunderstanding. Ms. Hermann thanked the board for the explanation, and that it has been made clear for the concerned parents now that there was no misuse or misappropriation of funds. Supervisor Hammond thanked her for attending, in an effort to clear up the misunderstanding saying “We appreciate your coming to us and [in turn] informing everyone.” Ms. Hermann also asked the board about the landfill monies which the town received, and it was explained that the board agreed to use the monies toward reducing debt and giving tax-payers tax relief. An example of this was given in that the tax rate had dropped from $4.27 per assessed $1,000.00 to $2.87 per assessed $1,000.00.
Under business, approved resolutions were as follows:
•Payment of Claims (Abstract #11 of 2012) in the amount of $561,013.01
• Authorization to purchase a 2013 Polaris Ranger 6 X 6 from Filer’s Powersports at a cost not to exceed $12,038.00 to be paid in 2013 out of the 2013 Budget
• Additionally the Arctic Cat Snowmobile and Polaris Sportsman ATV are to be used as trade-ins towards the purchase of purchase price, equal to an amount of $7,638.00 to be charged as follows:
-$1,000.00 to Police; $1,000.00 to Ambulance; $2,638.00 to Park Reserve; and $3,000.00 to Special Drainage
• Authorization for Richard Roets, Highway Superintendent, to declare two pumps from the Wayneport Road Pump Station as surplus
• Authorization for Supervisor Hammond to sign the 5 year renewal of the Inter Municipal Agreement relative to the Town of Macedon’s participation in the Ontario-Wayne Stormwater Coalition from January 1, 2013 until December 31, 2017
During the Round Table portion of the meeting Councilwoman Pagano reported that the fire hall will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 18th from 8:00 AM- 12:00 PM. She also noted that the town was not made aware of the Volunteer Fire Department Appreciation Week event which was celebrated in the Village, and expressed she would like to have been in attendance.
Councilman McEwen remarked that the new ‘Welcome to Macedon’ signs are currently on order.
Supervisor Hammond that the week has been busy at the county level, and that a number of positions are currently being eliminated in an effort to cut down on spending and debt.
No other business came before the board and the public meeting was adjourned, to meet in Executive Session regarding litigation and contractual issues. The next regular meeting of the Macedon Town Board will be held on Thursday, December 13th, at 7:30 PM in the Macedon Town Hall.
By Becky Block