Ontario Town Board Mon., Feb. 10 , 2014

  •  A regular meeting of the Ontario Town Board was called to order by Supervisor Smith at 7:00 p.m. in the Ontario Town Hall.

    Supervisor Smith opened a public hearing at 7:01 p.m. to consider proposed Local Law #1 which would amend Section 68-2 of Chapter 68 – Electrical Inspections of the Town Code. There were no public comments or questions.

    Comments from the Public – Mr. James Doyle asked where the name Red Stone Plaza for the former Ames Plaza came from. Mr. Smith stated the owners of the plaza named it.

    New Business – to declare surplus an HP 2500L printer, inventory number 2743 as well as bulbs and fixtures from the board room as recommended by the Supervisor.

    The board authorized the Supervisor to sign the contract with Hacker Murphy LLP regarding the Ginna assessment renegotiations.  A motion was made by Mr. Robusto, seconded by Mr. Ruffell, to table the above motion for review of the contract.

    Resolution to Adopt Local Law #1 of 2014, Amending Section 68-2 of Chapter 68 – Electrical Inspections was adopted

    The board  Set a Public Hearing on Incentive Zoning Request – D’Angelo Builders and Developers. – Consider Incentive Zoning Request on the 10th day of March, 2014, at 7:00 P.M., Local Time, at the Town Hall, 1850 Ridge Road, Ontario, New York, on the said Incentive Zoning application.

    Mr. Smith brought the use of Highway Capital Reserve Fund Money to purchase a highway dump truck to the board for discussion. Marilee Stollery, attending for the Highway Superintendent, clarified the request stating it was subject to permissive referendum which requires a 30 day wait period and the truck takes six to nine months on order. The highway department would like it by next winter. There was a brief discussion among the board members.

    In their resolution to spend Highway Equipment Capital Reserve Fund money – A motion was made by Mr. Robusto, seconded by Mr. Catalano, to table the motion for further discussion. There was another brief discussion by the board members. The highway department is going to put together an inventory list with mileage, years of their trucks and their condition. Mr. Robusto and Mr. Catalano withdrew their tabled motion at this time. Mr. Ruffell and Mr. Melino went back to their original motion to adopt a resolution, subject to permissive referendum, to spend highway capital reserve fund money.  resolution adopted.

    –The Board appointed Scott TeWinkle to the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board effective January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2018. This was an oversight from the January 6, 2014 organizational meeting.

    Reports by Town Board Members – Mr. Ruffell discussed a program called safe streets. It is a grant program in which a consultant comes to town and walks the streets and puts together a detailed plan for making the streets safe. He asked the board if they felt it was worth exploring. The neighboring towns of Williamson and Clyde have applied for money through this grant. The board would like Mr. Ruffell to get more information on this subject.

    Mr. Robusto has been talking to the assessor about a future re-valuation of the town.

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