Town of Walworth Thurs.,April 17, 2014

A regular meeting of the board was called to order by Supervisor Patti Marini at 7:30 PM in the Walworth Town Hall Meeting Room. Meeting minutes from the April 3rd meeting were approved, as presented, as was the Supervisor’s March, 2014 Report. No public comments were offered. Reported correspondence included letters reporting attendance of town employees and board members at   various training courses, as well as training requirements notification, which were all accepted and filed. Additionally, the Assessor Disclosure Statement, dated 4/15/14, was reported as being received from Ms. Dennine Leeson. Lastly, a letter was received from Community Action in Self Help, Inc.  Notifying the town that funding is available for low income residents who own single family homes, which have health and safety concerns, and possible code violations. More information is available at Town Hall for interested parties.

Councilwoman Suzi Hawkins-Mance then read the Town of Walworth’s EMS Proclamation, in honor and recognition of all Emergency Medical Service Providers. Further, Supervisor Marini, along with the Walworth Town Board, proclaimed the week of May 18-24, 2014 as Emergency Medical Services Week, with the theme of “EMS; Dedicated For Life”. The community is encouraged to observe the week.

Under Committee Reports, Supervisor Marini reported that she will be acquiring signage for the Town Complex alerting visitors of security cameras on the premises.

Councilwoman Hawkins-Mance shared that the town was awarded a $3,000.00 grant from the Storm Water Coalition which will be applied towards the cost of the new Highway Department Salt Barn.

Councilman Ruth commended Councilwoman Hawkins-Mance and Town Comptroller, Ms. Jean Johnson, for all their hard work on this matter. He also noted that the Academy Building has been demolished, and questioned when the project will be complete. Supervisor Marini remarked that the clean-up should be completed by the end of April, and also noted that some relics have been saved for historical purposes.

Approved business included:

– Authorization to declare the 2002 Ferris Zero Turn Mower surplus and authorize to sell mower at the Palmyra Municipal Auction.

– Authorization for the Supervisor to sign Quote #2651, from  Integrated Systems for Security Cameras for the back of the Town Complex in an amount not to exceed $2,654.00

– Authorization to Award the Proposal for Lawn Mowing & Trimming of the John’s Park and Town Cemeteries to Michielson Lawn & Landscape, with the option of the Town Board to cancel the contract, should there be neighbor complaints regarding the service

– Authorization for the Town Supervisor to sign the Drainage Easement, Sanitary and Storm Sewer Easements, and Water Main Easement for Walworth Plaza, LLC (Tops Market) at the recommendation of the Attorney for the Town.

– Acceptance and Filing of the Personnel Committee Recommendations, which also authorizes the Town Comptroller to implement “Option #1”

– Acknowledgment that Proposed Local Law No. 1 of 2014, as introduced within Resolution #83-14 [Setting Public Hearing for Local Law #1 of 2014], and Resolution #84-14 [referring to WCPB & SEQR], will “not be moving forward as proposed”, at the recommendation of the Attorney for Town. Subsequently, Local Law No. 1 of 2014 was re-introduced to remove references to prior rezoning from the Town Code and to revise the Listing of Zoning Districts so as to clarify the Town Code.

–  Authorization to hold a Public Hearing regarding Local Law #1 of 2014 to be held on Thursday, May 1, 2014 @ 7:45 PM.

– Authorization to issue a a Permit to remove top soil to Walworth Plaza LLC (Tops Market), at a charge of six cents per cubic yard, for a total of $480.00 (As per the application’s declared 8,000 cubic yards)

– Acceptance of the amended Town of Walworth Fee Schedule for 2014, to include a top soil removal fee, in the amount of six cents per cubic yard, if a permit is required

– Acceptance of the Highway Department Proposed Road work schedule for road sealing, as well as the CHIPS Funding project to pave the South half of Downs Road to match the existing North half of Downs Road

– Approval to apply for a grant from the Cornell Cooperative Extension for the purpose of building a shed to contain EBT payment electronics for the Farmer’s Market

No other business came before the board and the meeting was adjourned at 8:13 PM. The next regular meeting of the board will be held on Thursday, May 1st, at 7:30 PM in the Walworth Town Hall Meeting Room. By Becky Block

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