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Town of Butler Nov. 11, 2013
- Updated: November 15, 2013
A regular meeting of the Butler Town Board was held on November 11, 2013 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: Scott Stone, Paul Eygnor, Ed Reitz, Dorothy Wiggins, Rick Robinson, Don Camp and Trent Fralick.
The pledge was given by all in attendance.
In Public Participation, Paul Eygnor asked if water pressure will be increasing on the corner of Whiskey Hill Road and Route 104. Supervisor Spickerman said we are working on it. Councilman Wagner said we should be more aggressive about installing a waterline across Route 104.
A copy of the minutes from the regular meeting on October 14, 2013 were given to each board member to review. Councilman VanGelder moved to accept the minutes as given, seconded by Councilman Everhart. All were in favor. Carried.
A copy of the minutes from the budget hearing on November 4, 2013 were given to each board member to review. Councilman VanDeusen moved to accept the minutes as given, seconded by Councilman VanGelder. All were in favor. Carried.
The following departments submitted or read their monthly reports aloud: the supervisor, town clerk, justices, highway superintendent, animal control officer, code enforcement officer and historian. Councilman VanGelder moved to accept the monthly reports as given, seconded by Councilman VanDesuen. All were in favor. Carried.
There were no advisory committee reports.
In Correspondence, New York State Real Property sent a reminder about re-appointments for the Board of Assessment Review. Supervisor Spickerman mentioned to the town board that we need to find a new member.
New York State Department of Conservation sent a copy of a gravel pit transfer in the Town of Butler.
North Rose-Wolcott Central School sent a copy of the negative declaration for their capital project.
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. Councilman VanDeusen asked Don Camp, Code Enforcement Officer, if he received the e-mail from Barbara Johnston. Mr. Camp said he did but he has deep concerns about comprehensive plan laws and enforcing them.
In New Business, Supervisor Spickerman gave each board member information on MVCC Driver Certification Training. He asked the board to review it and discuss it at next month’s meeting.
Councilman VanGelder moved to give permission to purchase a sander, seconded by Councilman Everhart. All were in favor. Carried.
Councilman VanGelder moved to give permission to Supervisor Spickerman to sign the Wayne County Snow and Ice Contract, seconded by Councilman VanDeusen. All were in favor. Carried.
New York State Department of Labor sent a copy of an unemployment claim from a previous employee.
Councilman Wagner moved to give permission to change disability carrier, seconded by Councilman VanGelder. All were in favor. Carried.
In Other Business, the town clerk read the diesel fuel bid legal notice aloud. E & V Energy submitted a bid for $3.0842 per gallon. Councilman VanDeusen asked Highway Superintendent, Ed Reitz, if other local companies were contacted about the bid. Mr. Reitz said yes. Councilman VanGelder moved to accept E & V Energy’s bid for $3.0842, seconded by Councilman Everhart. All were in favor. Carried.
Supervisor Spickerman said he informed Mayor Baker of the Butler Town Board’s decision about in-kind services to help with water pressure in the Fastrac area but the town of Butler will not be able to put any monies toward the project. The town board discussed the size of the current water line pipe.
Councilman VanGelder moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:46 p.m., seconded by Councilman Everhart. All were in favor. Carried.