Town of Butler – Jan. 13, 2014

 

A regular meeting of the Butler Town Board was held on January 13, 2014 at the Butler Town Hall.

Supervisor Spickerman, Sr. called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.

The board members present were:  David Spickerman, Sr., town supervisor, Duane VanGelder, Philip Wagner, Eugene VanDeusen and Bert Everhart, councilmen.  Robin Jeremenko, town clerk, was taking the minutes.  Others present were:  Dorothy Wiggins, Paul Eygnor, Faye Dates, Don Camp, Scott Stone, Rick Robinson, Kathy Davis, Jacob Davis, Eric Morales, Trent Fralick and Megan Fralick.

The pledge was given by all in attendance.

In Public Participation, Paul Eygnor asked if there is anything that can be done with the smell from Marshall’s Pet Products.  Mr. Eygnor also asked if more businesses build on the corner of whiskey hill and 104 is the town going to do something about providing water.  Supervisor Spickerman replied when a company asks for it.

A copy of the minutes from December 9, 2013 was given to each board member to review.   Councilman VanDeusen moved to accept the monthly reports as given, seconded by Councilman Everhart.  All were in favor. Carried.

A copy of the January 6, 2014 organizational minutes was given to each board member to review.  Councilman VanGelder moved to accept the minutes as given, seconded by Councilman VanDeusen.  All were in favor.  Carried.

The following departments submitted or read their monthly reports aloud:

The supervisor, town clerk, justices, animal control officer, code enforcement officer, assessor and historian.  Councilman VanDeusen moved to accept the monthly reports as given, seconded by Councilman Everhart.  All were in favor.  Carried.

In Advisory Committee Reports, Councilman VanGelder reported that training for snow plow training would cost $77 per person for a class of twenty five people.  We would have to see if any other highway department would want to participate in this class.  This would be a certified accredited course through NYMIR.  Councilman VanGelder wasn’t sure if the snow plowing part would be part of the course. Councilman VanGelder said that this is the cheaper option.

There were no other advisory committee reports from the other board members.

In Correspondence, the Wayne County Planning Board gave suggestions for the re-use of the Butler Correctional Facility and their meeting schedule.

Councilman VanGelder moved to receive and file the correspondence, seconded by Councilman Everhart.  All were in favor. Carried.

In Old Business, the town board discussed the comprehensive plan and asking Barbara Johnston to come to the next board meeting.  Councilman VanDeusen asked Don Camp, code enforcement officer, how he feels about the comprehensive plan.  Mr. Camp replied that he doesn’t feel comfortable with it.  They talked about the building permit procedure in the town of Wolcott.  Councilman VanDeusen said it’s basically the same process through the proposed comprehensive plan.   Supervisor Spickerman said he received a letter from New York State Ag and Markets asking about the town of Butler’s agricultural law.

In New Business, Councilman Wagner moved to give permission to Supervisor Spickerman to sign the drug testing contract with Cathy Wilmott, seconded by Councilman VanGelder.  All were in favor.  Carried.

Councilman Wagner moved to appoint Dave Soules to the Appeals Board; term to expire on 12/13/2018, seconded by Councilman VanGelder.  All were in favor.  Carried.

Other Business, Don Camp said the variance fee should be higher.  He also mentioned that with a variance the building permit fee is omitted.  Mr. Camp feels there should be two fees.

Councilman Wagner asked Supervisor Spickerman about the year end balances.  Supervisor Spickerman said they are almost done.  The town board went on to talk about shared services.

Councilman Everhart moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:45p.m., seconded by Councilman VanGelder.  All were in favor.  Carried.

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