Williamson Town Board, Wed. July 23, 2014


The Regular Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Williamson was held in the Town Complex Court Room located at 6380 Route 21, Suite II, following the Worksession at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, July 22, 2014, by Supervisor Hoffman.

A Letter from Senator Nozzolio regarding a grant for the Town Park Lodge wad received.

The Chamber of Commerce, Business Improvement District [BID], and Charrette Committee has shown an interest in having a sign put on Route 104 indicating the business areas in the Town of Williamson.  The Board agreed.

Supervisor Hoffman explained the need for more storage for the court records. They would like to submit a grant application to expand the Town Court records storage area to the east of the court room. The Board unanimously agreed.  Councilman Bixby mentioned that the  engineer that designed the Town Complex roof the last time did preliminary work in that area in case there was a need for future expansion.

Supervisor Hoffman gave an update on the solar panel project to be located the old Town landfill on Pound Road.  The ground breaking is scheduled for September 1st and completion by November 30th for the final inspection. Supervisor Hoffman will ask Kevin Schultz to attend a Board meeting in August to give the Board an update.

The board authorized the Town Clerk to sign the annual software support agreement with Williamson Law Book Co. for technical and software support for the Town Clerk program.  The cost of this support contract will be $665.50 per year, and authorized the Town Supervisor to sign the annual software support contract with Williamson Law Book Co. for technical and software support for the payroll program.  The cost of this support contract will be $726.00 per year.

The Town Clerk was authorized to advertise to receive applications for a Clerk of the Works for the Town Park Lodge expansion project not to exceed 30 hours per week at a rate of $10.53 per hour. Job description can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s office, with applications accepted until August 20, 2014 at 4:00 PM.

The Town Supervisor was authorized to sign a contract with David A. Waldarek, RA for Architectural services for the Park Lodge expansion project.  The cost for this service is not to exceed $6,000.00 without prior Town Board approval. Councilman Bixby explained the addition would either be 32 X 32 or 32 X 40 which will depend on funding.  He also stated the Lodge parking lot will also be expanded.

A resolution was made to establish standard workdays for elected and appointed officials as  required by the New York State Retirement System

Appointed Officials included: Dog Control Officer Mark Plyter, Zoning Board Chairman Ernest Norton, Sole Assessor Dawn VanPatten, Town Councilman Michael Bixby. The Resolution was declared adopted.

The Board discussed the Zoning Code changes, 3 acre max lot size for single family residences in A-1 (Agriculture) Zone. Discussion ensued. Councilman Watson read aloud all the areas in the Bulk and Use Table for each district where it stated there was a 3 acre max lot size.  The Board agreed to remove the 3 acre max lot size from all areas.

Supervisor Hoffman announced a work session be held on August 4th at 1:00 PM to discuss the 2015 Budget and the proposed Peddling and Soliciting Local Law.

The Town Highway Superintendent wished to purchase a new 2015 Ford F -250 XL Super Cab 4×4 off the Chautauqua County contract not to exceed $35,999.61 and for such purpose to execute the appropriate documents to complete the purchase of the vehicle, and the monies will be taken from the Highway Fund, line 5130.2 Machinery equipment. Discussion ensued.  Councilman Bixby made a motion, seconded by Councilman Watson to table the Resolution until after the Budget Work Session.  The motion was carried.

Supervisor Hoffman has received several requests from residents to eliminate the diagonal parking on Main Street due to dangerously backing out into traffic.  This issue has been addressed in the past by the Business Improvement District [BID] but the merchants are not in favor of it. Supervisor Hoffman stated he would again give the request to Mike Orr to look into.



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