Town of Walworth – February 21, 2013
Supervisor Plant called to order a meeting of the Town Board at 7:30 PM in the Walworth Town Hall Meeting Room. Supervisor Plant then requested a moment of silence for Town Employee, Mr. Ken Cigna, who passed away suddenly since the time of the last Town Board meeting. Meeting minutes from the February 7, 2013 board meeting and the Supervisor’s Report were then both approved as presented. Public comments were offered on behalf of Mr. Evans regarding the future dedication of Mykola Road, Phase 3B, which the Town’s Engineer and Attorney addressed. They explained that, without having sufficient time to review the paperwork prior to the evening’s meeting, the town was not able to approve the proposed dedication. The board explained they anticipate that this item will be prepared in time for the next meeting’s agenda.
At 7:45 a public hearing was held regarding Proposed Local Law No. 3 of 2013, Chapter 168, “Vehicles, Junked and Abandoned”. After the hearing was opened, no public comments were offered and the hearing was closed at 7:48 PM. The board then approved Resolution #27-13; Local Law No. 3 of 2013 Chapter 168, “Vehicles, Junked and Abandoned”.
Under Committee Reports, Councilman Yale requested Mr. Norm Druschell, Town Building Inspector, attend the Onsite Disposal Systems Training at a cost not to exceed $100.00. This was approved by the board. He then requested that Ms. Susie Jacobs, Town Clerk, be authorized to attend the annual NYS Town Clerk Conference from April 28th through May 1st in Buffalo, NY at a cost not to exceed $945.00, which includes registration, food, lodging, and mileage expenses, and is a budgeted expense. This was also approved by the board.
Councilman Pembroke requested authorization for Highway Superintendent, Mr. Mike Frederes, to attend the annual NYS Highway Conference in order to advocate for continued CHIPS funding for the town, in an amount not to exceed $71.00. The board approved this request.
Councilman Ruth requested Ms. Lea Dill, Animal Control Officer for the town, attend the NYS Department of Ag and Markets training session on April 23rd and 24th in Webster, NY at a cost not to exceed $65 for the course, and $39.75 in mileage. This was approved by the board.
Supervisor Plant then requested, on behalf of Councilwoman Marini who was absent from the evening’s meeting, that Boy Scout Troop #113 be allowed to use Ginegaw Park and the Open Air Pavillion on May 4th and 5th for their annual Scout Campout. The board authorized this request. Additionally Supervisor Plant requested that the Walworth Lions Club be authorized to hold its annual Festival in the Park in Ginegaw Park on July 26th and 27th. The board approved this request, as well. Lastly Supervisor Plant reported that Casco Security provided the town with an evaluation of the fire alarm system in the Town Complex, which is 21 years old and is original to the building. Casco noted that, while the system is fully functioning, many of the components are dated and no longer manufactured, and therefore gave a quote of $9,825.00 to replace the entire system. Supervisor Plant suggested it may be prudent to look for monies to cover the expense in the current budget. Councilman Yale suggested it may be wise to hold off on the investment until next year’s budget, as it is a large sum of money and it is early on in the current year’s budget for an unplanned expenditure.
In other business, the board approved Abstract #2.
The board then recessed the meeting to an Executive Session regarding the possible discipline of a Town Employee at 7:59 PM. The meeting was then called back to order at 8:20.
No other business came before the board and the meeting was adjourned at 8:20 PM. The next regular meeting of the Walworth Town Board will be held on Thursday, March 7th, at 7:30 PM in the Walworth Town Hall.
By Becky Block