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Minutes for October 13, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for October 13, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

ABSENT WAS:

Donald Clark, Councilman

Also present and signed in were:

Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Patty Friend, Town Historian
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Debra Ritz, Resident
Brian Rott, Resident
Joyce Ellis, Resident
Peter Chiavetta, Resident
Lynda Mason, Resident
Brian Campbell, SUN Reporter
Frank Gugino, Resident
Susan Gugino, Resident
Joe Gardyjan, Resident

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE SEPTEMBER 8, 2015 TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of the September 8th Town Board meeting, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo.
3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s August 2015 Financial Report as presented. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S BUDGET MODIFICATIONS: Supervisor Pero read the following budget modifications as recommended by the Town Accountant: UNABLE TO DISPLAY. TO VIEW BUDGET MODS, SEE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the budget modification as presented and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, and Supervisor Pero-aye, 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then acknowledged the Highway Secretary Janice Ross for her work with CHIPS that will possibly bring in $49,629.75 in revenue to the department, rather than the $18,000 budgeted.

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s August 2015 Regular Financial Report as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo, 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S AUGUST 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the August 2015 financial reports of both Justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo, 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker not Present, Supervisor Pero presented CEO Brecker’s September report. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek, 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S SEPTEMBER 2015 REPORT: Tabled until the November Meeting

POLICE REPORT SEPTEMBER 2015: The September 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINTMENT OF PHIL TREMBLAY AS PART TIME PATROLMAN: Supervisor Pero read a letter from
Police Chief Donald Hepkins requesting the Board to approve the appointment of Phil Tremblay as
part-time patrolman. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR SEPTEMBER 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for September 2015 was presented by Clerk Daniel. Councilman Kaczmarek moved to accept the Town Clerk’s September activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

The Town Clerk notified the Board that the Refuse Specs had been changed since they were advertised. It was her recommendation to re-advertise the specs and bid request. The Town Board advised the Town Clerk to re-advertize the bid request.

PLANNING BOARD AUGUST REPORT: Secretary Lynda Ostrowski read the October Planning Board report. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the minutes as read and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT:

ZBA secretary Lynda Ostroski read the minutes and resolution as adopted by the Zoning Board of appeals for two variance applications. The Board then approved each of the variances as follows:

CATALANO VARIANCE APPROVAL: Upon the reading of the Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations to approve the Robert Catalano yard setback Variance which would allow the applicant to build a garage within 40 feet of a neighboring property, rather than the required 50 feet setback, per code 161-1. The Zoning Board of Appeals recommended approval. The build would occur at 10034 Morley Road.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the Variance application of Robert Catalano as recommended by the Zoning Board of Appeals to build a garage within 40 feet of a neighboring property at 10034 Morley Road. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BEUZENBURG VARIANCE APPROVAL: Upon the reading of the Zoning Board of Appeals recommendations to approve the yard setback variance which would allow the applicant to build their garage within closer than the 50 feet setback required from neighboring property. The build would occur at 10477 Southwestern Blvd.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the Variance application of Larry Beuzenburg as recommended by the Zoning Board of Appeals on September 9, 2015. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Supervisor Pero presented the final figures for the Brant Recreation program, noting it finished $975.42 under budget. Revenue in total amounted to $13,434.50. He noted the following:

Recreation budgeted vs. actual:

Amt. Budgeted for Labor: $38,000 / Labor actually cost $39,138
Amt. Budget for Equipt: #500.00 / Equipt actually cost: $0
Amt budgeted for contractual expenses $3,500 / Actual expenses $1,856.58

Pool budgeted vs. actual:

Amt. budgeted expected revenue $1350.00 / Actual revenue was $1,247.50
Amt budgeted for labor $16,204. / Actual Labor cost $14,833.50
Amt. budgeted for Equip. $1,000.00 / Actual cost of Equip. $0
Amt. budgeted for Contractual expense $9,000.00 / Actual cost $4,812.95

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes of the September 16 meeting were read by Patty Friend. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as presented. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: Supervisor Pero recapped the amount of use the Town Park had this year. He mentioned Brantfest, Softball, Concerts, Silver Sneakers, Pavilion rentals, cheerleaders use it during the winter, etc. Councilman Kaczmarek stated they are looking into installing an ice rink on the football field under the lights for the winter.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports presented.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s September meeting were read by Secretary Lynda Ostrowski. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then read a letter from Senior’s president Neil Ross. The letter thanked the Town Board for their continued support of the Senior’s Organization. The letter contained tickets for each of the Board members to have lunch with the Seniors.

OLD BUSINESS:

WARGULA PROPERTY STATUS: Attorney Trask spoke that he is awaiting the signing of the contract.
OCTOBER 3RD ONE-STOP DROP UPDATE: Supervisor Pero noted that the October 3rd One Stop Drop was a success with approximately 100 vehicles dropping off hazardous items. The One Stop Drop will most likely be in Alden next year. NEST and Erie County paid for this event.

ATTORNEY TRASK ADVISED THE SUPERVISOR TO PLACE THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT WERE SCHEDULED FOR TONIGHT, ON OLD BUSINESS FOR NEXT MONTH’S MEETING. THEY WERE:

ITEM #3 OF OLD BUSINESS (GHD SEQR FOR LAKE NEGATIVE DECLARATION)
ITEM #5 OF NEW BUSINESS (ENTER PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR LAKE PROPERTY)

Therefore, item #3 of Old Business and Item #5 of New Business will be on the agenda in November. Trask noted there will be a series of action items at that time for the Board to consider.

It was also noted that the Board would go into executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss contractual items.

VISITING NURSES FLU SHOTS: Supervisor Pero reminded everyone about the flu and pneumonia shots that will be administered by the Visiting Nurses Association On October 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Senior Community Bldg.

MISCELLANEOUS:

At this time, Supervisor Pero asked the Board to approve his signature on the Grant application for the 2016 Summer concerts Series per the request from the Town Clerk during her report. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to authorize the Supervisor to sign and execute the grant application. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED,

NEW BUSINESS

Item number one under New Business pertains to the Public Hearing to be held at 8:00 PM, therefore, this item was skipped for the moment.

2016 TENTATIVE BUDGET: Supervisor Pero noted that the 2016 Tentative Budget was presented to the Town Clerk on September 30th. He then announced a budget workshop for the 15th at 7:00 PM.

SET PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR LOCAL LAW #2-2015 (TAX CAP) : Supervisor Pero set the public hearing for the proposed local law #2-2015 for November 10th at 7:30 PM. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the public hearing, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SET BUDGET PUBLIC HEARING DATE FOR NOVEMBER 10TH AT 8:00 PM. Supervisor Pero motioned to hold a public hearing for the budget on November 10th at 8:00 PM. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

UNIFIED JUSTICE COURT AUDIT: Supervisor Pero noted that annual audit of Court records is due. Pero motioned to appoint Joseph Ostrowski to conduct the court audit in accordance with the Unified Justice Court requirements. Councilman Decarlo seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SHRED-IT SERVICES: Supervisor Pero presented a service quote from Shred-It document shredding service company. It quoted the service of shredding documents as the following:
• Minimum charge of $125.00 per stop
• Quoted $90 per 95 gallon container of documents (quoted for a min of 4-6 containers)
• Service type is “On site”
Councilman DeCarlo noted the company is bonded and insured. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the contract for shredding and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BID REFUSE CONTRACT: Supervisor Pero discussed the changes to the Refuse bid specs. Town Clerk asked if an addendum can be drafted that bidders should sign acknowledging their receipt of the revisions to the bid specs. Addendum should be drafted, per attorney Trask.

SET HALLOWEEN HOURS FOR TRICK OR TREATS: The approved hours for Trick or Treats on Saturday, October 31st will be from 4 PM to 8 PM.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: None presented

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:

COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Nothing to report

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Absent

COUNCILMAN DECARLO: Nothing to report

SUPERVISOR PERO:

o Parking lot is completed, and with the use of leased equipment, saved $45,000
o Resolution on Micro-beads had been taken to Albany
o Kenworth BOND payments have been completed
o New Town Hall payments have been completed
o Solar Liberty Phase I, spoke with Rob Roche about remote net metering. Trask to speak with their attorney about the licensing on the system
o 13 meetings in September

At 8:00 PM, Supervisor Pero broke from the meeting for the Public Hearing.

PUBLIC HEARING – 8:00 PM

Town Clerk Barbara Daniel read the Legal Notice which was published in the Hamburg SUN on September 17, 2015:
TOWN OF BRANT
LEGAL NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
THE TOWN OF BRANT will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 8:00 PM at the Brant Town Hall, 1272 Brant North Collins Rd., Brant, New York, regarding the use of Federal Community Development funds in the Town of Brant.
THE TOWN OF BRANT is eligible for a Federal Community Development grant under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended.
THE PURPOSE OF the hearing is to provide an opportunity for Citizens to express Community development and housing needs and to discuss possible projects which would benefit low and moderate income persons in the Town of Brant.
CITIZENS ARE URGED to attend this meeting to make known their views and/or written proposals on the Town of Brant’s selection of potential projects to be submitted for possible funding by the Federal Community Development Grant Program.
THE HEARING WILL also present a review of prior Community Development projects and expenditures and a discussion of eligible activities. The meeting room is wheelchair accessible. Those needing special arrangements should call the Town of Brant at (716) 549-0282, ext. 2.

September 14, 2015
By order of the Brant Town Board
Barbara J. Daniel, Brant Town Clerk
Supervisor Pero then motioned to open the public hearing, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
Supervisor Pero discussed a need for ADA improvements for the entrance way to the Senior Community Building. The second item requested was funding support for Rural Transit, a necessary transportation service to the elderly and handicapped in the Town. No one from the audience spoke.

Supervisor Pero motioned to close the Public Hearing, and seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. HEARING CLOSED.

Supervisor Pero read the following resolution:

RESOLUTION 101315-01, AUTHORIZING SUPERVISOR PERO TO SIGN, SUBMIT AND EXECUTE A CONTRACT WITH ERIE COUNTY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM FOR THE FOLLOWING PROJECTS UPON APPROVAL IN ORDER:

1) HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE IMPROVEMENTS TO THE SENIOR COMMUNITY CENTER ENTRANCEWAY, PROVIDING A 25% MATCH.
2) RURAL TRANSIT FUNDING SUPPORT

A Roll Call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek – Aye, Councilman DeCarlo-Aye, Supervisor Pero- Aye, Councilman Clark – Absent. 3 AYES, 0 NAYS. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Peter Chiavetta spoke against the purchase of the Lake Property. He mentioned that he received a return call from Assemblyman DiPietro’s office. Chiavetta’s concerns are the maintenance costs of the property, and the fact that the property will be removed from the tax rolls. Supervisor Pero responded that about the historical value of the property since it is untouched. He added that if the State gets it, anyone can go on the property.
Joyce Ellis: Scrap piles were supposed to be gone by September 30 and they are still there
John Arrigo: Asked Town Attorney Trask if an outside resident can speak at a meeting, if they don’t reside in the Town but owns property and pays Town taxes. Attorney Trask responded that any public participation is always at the discretion of the Town Board. There is no legal requirement for the Board to allow the public to speak at a Town Board meeting. Trask added that outside public has been permitted to speak in the past. He noted this was not a legal opinion, but an observation in the years he has been Town Attorney. Supervisor Pero then compared John Arrigo trying to sway the Board to him going to the Town of Evans and telling them what to do. Mr. Arrigo noted to Supervisor Pero that he resented a remark he made about him at the last meeting. Supervisor Pero then apologized to Mr. Arrigo.
Debra Ritz: Asked how to get a copy of the budget. Clerk will email a copy to her. She then expressed concerns about the scrap yard violating the terms of their permit and they should be sited. She is worried about the lake purchase and would like it to be financed over 6 years so it can go for referendum vote. She added that Evangola Park is free to seniors over 62. Supervisor Pero responded that nothing has been added to the 2016 budget for the lake purchase. It will be added to the 2017 budget. Debra Ritz then asked if that meant the Town is going to borrow all of the money for the purchase. Supervisor Pero said, yes. He stated they will borrow the money the same way they borrowed it for the Town Hall.
Frank Broughton: Cannot afford a piece of property like that and wants Town to buy so he and his family can enjoy it. As for the junkyard, he suggests pushing the issue and forcing them to clean up.
Ron Kobel: Stated that the Board should let the people have a say in the lake purchase, let it go to referendum.
CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Sales Tax first October remittance is .55% below the corresponding payment in 2014 but the Year to Date receipts are running .93% above 2014. 2nd October payment was 6.35% below the corresponding payment in 2014, and the Year To Date is .54% above the previous YTD.
• Times Warner letter about upcoming changes
• Thank you letter from Brian Freeburg from Eagle Scouts regarding the donation of wood to build birdhouses for the park (20 bird houses and 20 nest boxes)

Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
Abstract 10 of 2015

*Prepaid and unpaid as of October 13, 2015
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $67,191.90
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $7,577.63
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $25,561.00
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $2,505.13
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: 0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,498.84
H Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $10,000.00
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling: $0

3 PAY PERIODS
General Town Wide Payroll 08/23/15 – 10/03/15 Totaling: $64,514.52
General Part Town Payroll 08/23/15 – 10/03/15 Totaling: $949.85
Highway Payroll TW 08/23/15 – 10/03/15 Totaling: $0
Highway Payroll PT 08/23/15 – 10/03/15 Totaling: $12,241.64

Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve Abstract 10 as presented, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
*****************************************************************

NOTE: Request Audit & Pre-Approval payment on Abstract 11

A1320.4 – R.A. GRYKSA & ASSOC – AUGUST BOOKEEPING/ACCOUNTING……………………$1,400.00
A1621.4 – UNIFIRST – TOWN HALL RUGS & HWY WORK CLOTHES FOR SEPTEMBER ………$323.14
A1220.4 – ASSOCIATION OF ERIE COUNTY GOVT MTG——————————————$35.00

TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………………………………$1,758.14

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the above for prepayment on Abstract 11 as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARIED.

Supervisor Pero then announced the next regular Town Board meeting as November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

Supervisor Pero announced the Town Board will enter executive session and that no business will be conducted after they close the executive session. The session is to discuss contracts.

Supervisor Pero motioned to enter executive session at 8:30 PM in honor of Dorothy Renaldo who recently passed away. The balance of the Board seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 0 nays.

At 9:15 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to close the executive session and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. EXECUTIVE SESSION & BOARD MEETING CLOSED.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara J Daniel, Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for September 8, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for September 8, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:30 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Donald Clark, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Also present and signed in were:

Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Denny Kane, resident
Joe Wittenzellner, resident
Joyce Ellis, resident
John Arrigo, property owner
George Cordia, resident (Village Trustee)
Jere Hoisington, resident (Village Trustee)
Henry Hannnel, resident
Brian Campbell, SUN reporter

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE AUGUST 11, 2015 TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the minutes of the August 11th Town Board meetings, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman DeCarlo moved and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek to accept the Supervisor’s July 2015 Financial Report as presented. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: Supervisor Pero read his budget modifications:
SUBJECT: Recommended Budget Modification # 3 as of : July 31, 2015

Please make a resolution at the regular Town Board meeting on September 8th 2015 to approve the
following Budget Modifications to the 2015 Adopted Budget.

Budget Dec From/ Fund Account Amount
Modification (Inc) To Code Description Object Over Budget
General Fund – Townwide (A)
$ 849.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (697.00) (CR) Increase A1110.22 Municipal Court Grant Equip & Cap Out $ 696.65
$ (152.00) (CR) Increase A1110.42 Municipal Court Grant Contr Expend $ 151.82

$ 3,066.00 (DR) Decrease A1460.21 Records Management Grant Equip & Cap Out
$ (3,021.00) (CR) Increase A1460.11 Records Management Grant Pers Serv $ 8,493.00
$ (45.00) (CR) Increase A1460.41 Records Management Grant Contr Expend $ 45.00

$ 34.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Continget Account Contr Expend
$ (34.00) (CR) Increase A1620.4 Buildings & Grounds Contr Expend $ 33.94

$ 2,295.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Continget Account Contr Expend
$ (2,295.00) (CR) Increase A1680.4 Central Data Proc-Payroll Service Contr Expend $ 1,294.55
The above budget modification includes an adjustment for a time clock update charge of $2,950.

$ 4,000.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Continget Account Contr Expend
$ (4,000.00) (CR) Increase A9060.8 Medical & Dental Ins Employee Benefit $ 1,164.25
The above budget modification includes an estimate to cover the nethealth expense to year end.

General- Part Town (B)

$ 327.00 (DR) Decrease B9030.8 Refuse & Garbage Contr Expend
$ (327.00) (CR) Increase B4989.4 Control of Hazardous Materials Contr Expend $ 326.45

Highway – Townwide (DA)

$ 1,368.00 (CR) Increase DA4960 Fed Aid,Emergency Disasder Assist Revenue
$ (1,360.00) (CR) Increase DA5140.1 Misc(Brush & Weeds) Contr Expend $ 1,359.62
(8.00) (CR) Increase DA9060.8 Medical & Dental Insurance Employee Benefit 7.85
The above modification is offset by the Federal Aid received for the November 2014 snow storm, in the amount of $50,618.66, but not included in the 2015 Adopted Budget.

Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the budget modification as presented and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCalo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s July 2015 Regular Financial Report as read. He was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S JULY 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Clark made the motion to approve the July 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker presented his August report. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

During and following the presentation of the Code Officer’s report, the following discussion took place:

Supervisor Pero presented a drawing of a proposed park area to be created on the west end of the Weitsman Scrap yard. Supervisor Pero noted that Weitsman is planning on turning the west side of the yard into a park like setting, which would reduce the size of the yard by 50%.

Joyce Ellis noted that she has contacted the D.E.C. Attorney Trask noted that such a change would constitute a change in the site plan. He asked if CEO Brecker would have the Planning Board review the proposed changes to the site. CEO Brecker noted that no new construction was going to occur. It was a simple matter of moving machinery. Trask then asked if a new site plan would be required for the Town record. He suggested making the voluntary changes mandatory. CEO Brecker noted that he will see about making the changes mandatory next year with the renewal of the special use permit. Joe Wittenzellner asked if the Town could put a height limit on the piles. Other questions included what is the deadline for the promised trees and grass. CEO Brecker said there was no deadline for the trees and grass. Attorney Trask then advised the CEO to place a written deadline for the completion of the block wall.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S AUGUST 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel presented her
August Dog report. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the reports as read, and was seconded by
Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT AUGUST 2015: The August 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR AUGUST 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for August 2015 was presented by Clerk Daniel. Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s August activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD AUGUST REPORT: Secretary Lynda Ostrowski read the Planning Board for August. She noted the September 9th Public Hearing for the Beuzenburg variance application to build a 24X24 garage. A variance would be required because the location of the build did not meet area requirements.
Councilman Clark motioned to approve the Planning Board report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: None was presented

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Supervisor Pero stated a report would be available for next month.
PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: None presented

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Supervisor Pero. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as presented. He was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports presented. Councilman Clark noted that the Bingo game for last Thursday was cancelled due to Herman Ciminesi’s death.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s September meeting were read by Secretary Lynda Ostrowski. In response to the Senior’s report, the Board noted that any cabinets wanted by the Senior’s need to be purchased with their money. Councilman Clark motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS:

Supervisor Pero acknowledged Jere Hoisington’s attendance.

OLD BUSINESS:

WARGULA PROPERTY PURCHASE: Attorney Trask spoke about the contract which will be drafted for the purchase. He noted that the Town needs to find an outside surveyor to do the survey. It was mentioned that the Town could use “Manguso” for the survey. GHD would be involved in the survey process.

E-WASTE UPDATE: Supervisor Pero summarized the tire and ewaste drop off from August. Town residents dropped off 32 tires and 23 electronic items.

ONE STOP DROP PLANNED FOR OCTOBER 3RD: Supervisor Pero was informed that “NEST” and Erie County will be financing the next One Stop Drop which will be held at the Town of Brant’s Highway Barn on October 3rd starting at 8:00 AM to noon. They will be accepting old paint, oil, light bulbs, etc. It will be the same as the one sponsored by the Town in 2014 but this one will be paid for by the County.

NEW STREETLIGHT ON POLE NUMBER 169 ON MILESTRIP RD: Supervisor Pero updated the Board in regards to the new streetlight to be installed on Pole #169 on Milestrip Rd. An email from Fran Popiglia noted that the condition of the pole requires it to be changed before a light can be installed. But that is moving forward, and a new pole is scheduled.

CONCEPTUAL PLAN FOR LAKE PROPERTY PURCHASE: Supervisor Pero advised the Board that approval of the finalized SEQR for the Lake Property purchase will be on the agenda for the October 13 Town Board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS

PURCHASE OF LOTUS ABODE, LLC: Attorney Trask advised the Town Board that before a contract can be entered for the purchase of the Lotus Abode property, three items have to be completed.
1) SEQRA must be completed
2) A formal authorization to enter into the contract must be approved by the Board
3) The adoption of a borrowing resolution
The attorney informed the Town Board that he has been advised by Bond Counsel that if the Town approves a pay off over five (5) years, no referendum vote would be required. If the Board requests a six (6) year or more to payoff, then the purchase would trigger a referendum vote. Supervisor Pero added that he wanted the closing to occur in January, which would allow him time to budget the money for the first year’s payment. Attorney Trask questioned if the seller would be paying for the survey.

SET OCTOBER 8TH, 2015 AS NEXT INFORMATION MEETING FOR THE LAKE PROPERTY PURCHASE: Supervisor Pero then advised the public of a special meeting that will be held on October 8th at 6:00 PM. It will be a special information meeting for those who still have questions or concerns about the purchase.

SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR CDBG: Supervisor Pero motioned to set a public hearing for the CDBG grant application, which is done annually. The public hearing will be held Tuesday October 13th at 8:00 PM. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

30 DAY AGRICULTURAL DISTRICT MODIFICATION: Supervisor Pero noted that requests will accepted from September 1st to September 30th from agricultural landowners who wish to request a modification to an existing agricultural district. The form is available through the Town Clerk’s office.

RESOLUTION TO BAN THE USE OF MICRO-BEADS IN New York State:

A Resolution Submitted by Town of Brant Supervisor Leonard K. Pero Chairman of LEWPA and
The Erie County Water Quality Committees

Resolution of Micro Bead Legislation in the State of New York
September 1, 2015
TO Governor Andrew Cuomo, the New York State Legislation and to whom it may concern:
Whereas: The Association of Towns fully supports a Ban on Micro Beads use in the State of New York.
Whereas: It is Imperative that the New York State Senate, Assembly and the Honorable Governor Andrew Cuomo work together to protect our most valuable water resources from destruction.
Whereas: Micro Beads have been shown to accumulate in our fish and wildlife and have the potential to concentrate toxins in their core and destroy their bodies and reproductive systems.
Whereas: It has been shown that Micro Beads constitute 20% of the micro plastics and are the dominant pollution in the Great Lakes and may eventually cause major concern to our drinking water.
Whereas: Much investment has begun and has been going on for decades to clean up our water allow this intruder into our clean lakes would be devastating. Unfortunately to remove micro beads from our waste water treatment plants is very cost prohibitive and because plastics are magnets for chemicals, they tend to carry these components and then leach out over time in our clean waters.
Whereas: Many Counties in New York State do recognize this problem and some have proposed legislation to curb and fight this problem, but they need help of the New York Legislators to outlaw the sale of this very dangerous product and thus protect our environment.
Whereas: The discouraging of the use of products containing Micro Beads is a more immediate solution to the problem and through media advertising, warning and educating the consumer about the impact on our aquatic and wildlife and the impact on the health of the residents of the State may be a quicker solution.
Now Therefore: As a State that relies on fishing and tourism for economic development, it is critical to address this emerging issue swiftly to minimize the amount of damage to our frail environment and our business community.
NOW Therefore, BE IT Further RESOLVED: that the New York State Senate and Assembly must work with Governor Andrew Cuomo to take the lead and enact the “Micro Beads water – Free Act” and encourage other States to act quickly in the name of protecting this valuable asset of fresh quality water for the good of all and preserving this quality resource for future generations to enjoy.
Supervisor Pero motioned to adopt the resolution as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken:
Supervisor Pero-aye
Councilman Kaczmarek-aye
Councilman Clark-aye
Councilman DeCarlo-aye

REFUSE BID REQUESTS AND DATE OF OPENING OF BIDS SET: The Refuse bid specs will be advertized with a deadline for bids set for Monday, November 2nd at 12:00 PM local time. Attorney Trask advised the Supervisor that this job must be registered with the NYS Dept. of Labor. It must be noted that it is a two year contract with an option for up to 2 one year extensions.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

BOARD OF REVIEW APPOINTMENT: Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the reappointment of Virginia Schilling to the Board of Assessment and Review for a five (5) year term. The term will be October 1st, 2015 to September 30, 2020. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DEPUTY TOWN CLERK APPOINTMENT: The Town Clerk requested the Board approve the appointment of Angela Joy as Deputy Town Clerk at $10.00 per hour until her training is completed. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:

COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Noted that he is waiting on bids.

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Thanked the Farnham officials for attending the meeting

COUNCILMAN DECARLO: Nothing to report

SUPERVISOR PERO:

• Garbage pickup will be one day late due to holiday
• Time Warner has expressed interest in expanding their service in our Town
• Visiting Nurses will hold a flu shot clinic at the community building on Saturday Oct. 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM
• Working on the 2016 Budget, letters went to all department heads
• Property Tax cap: Supervisor’s Summit meeting was regarding the .73% limit to budget increase
• Bond Payment completed: The Town has made their final Bond payment for the Water District #1
• Town Hall parking lot work will started Sept 15 and end approximately Sept 18. The Black top was purchased on State bid for under $20,000.
• Discussing with Solar Liberty the Phase 1 of the Solar project
• Attended 11 meetings in August
o Councilman Clark asked about the September sales tax: Pero noted the current payment is 4.96% above 2014 and 2.18% above the year to date from 2014 year to date amounts

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Denny Kane commended the Board on a good job. Wished them good luck in the election and noted the importance of voting.
CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• HEAP energy update: Letter from HEAP notes the dates for HEAP applications. Contact him for the dates.
• NYS Public Service letter regarding regional information sessions (mergers, etc)
• National Grid is about to conduct tree maintenance in the Town
• Letter from Time Warner regarding changes in their programming
• Letters from Town residents:
o Madison Turnbull (13 yr old) of Versailles Plank requests Town help in acquiring cable for all Town residents. Her letter expresses the hardships of not having access to cable.
o Ray & Deb Szafranski of Hardpan expressed frustration over the $300/month expense to have internet at their home, requests Town to push for cable.

Niagara County Legislature: NIMAC is requesting donations from area Towns for the Air force base. It was decided that no donation would be sent.

Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
¬¬¬¬¬¬Abstract 9 of 2015

*Prepaid and unpaid as of September 8, 2015
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $28,937.75
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $7,688.74
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $3,959.64
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $1,030.30
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: 0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,175.47
H Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $10,000.00
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 07/26/15 – 8/22/15 Totaling: $70,544.32
General Part Town Payroll 07/26/15 – 8/22/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 07/26/15 – 8/22/15 Totaling: $0
Highway Payroll PT 07/26/15 – 8/22/15 Totaling: $8,212.06

Councilman Clark motioned to approve Abstract 9 as presented, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

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NOTE: Request Audit & Pre-Approval of payment on Abstract 10
A7020.4 S&S WORLDWIDE, RECREATION ITEMS ORIGINALLY DUE 7/2/15………………………………. $ 79.49
A7110.4 GERNATT ASPHALT 500 FT ROLL X 12.5’ X 432’ ROLL MIRAFI FABRIC…………………………$405.00
A1220.4 ASSOCIATION OF ERIE COUNTY GOVERNMENT- (MEETING)……………………………………….$ 45.00
A1670.4 BRANT POST MASTER – STAMPS………………….. ………………………………………………………..$98.00
A9060.8 & DA9060.8 – DELTA DENTAL OF NY, INC……………………………………………………………………$139.77
A9730.6 & .7 – EVANS BANK – FINAL PRINCIPAL & INTEREST ON TOWN HALL PURCHASE……….$30,418.83
DA9730.6 & .7 – EVANS BANK – FINAL PRINCIPAL & INTEREST ON KENWORTH PURCHASE………$20279.22
TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………………………………$51,465.31

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the above for prepayment on Abstract 10 as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARIED.

Supervisor Pero then announced the next regular Town Board meeting as October 13, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Also, a public information meeting will be held on October 8th, 2015 at 6:00 PM regarding the lake property purchase.
Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:26 PM in honor of Herman Ciminesi who recently passed away. The balance of the Board seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara J Daniel, Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for August 11, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for August 11, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:30 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Absent: Donald Clark, Councilman

Also present and signed in were:

Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Denny Kane, resident
Alden Harwood, resident
Karl Simmeth, Assemblyman DiPietro’s representative

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE JULY 14 AND JULY 29, 2015 TOWN BOARD MEETING MINUTES. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of the July 14th and July 29th Town Board meetings, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s June 2015 Financial Report as presented. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: None were presented

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s June 2015 Regular Financial Report as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S JUNE 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the June 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker presented his July report. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S JUNE AND JULY 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel presented her
June and July Dog reports. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the reports as read, and was seconded by
Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT JULY 2015: The July 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JULY 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for July 2015 was presented by Clerk Daniel. Councilman DeCarlo moved to accept the Town Clerk’s July activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD AND ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS REPORT: Secretary Lynda Ostrowski read the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals report Attorney Trask commented on the Zoning Board of Appeals resolution as presented. He noted that in the current resolution, resulting from the Public Hearing of the Zoning Board for the variance application received from Robert Catalano to build a garage at 10034 Morley Road, where it is noted that the ZBA voted to “rescind” the Code officer’s decision to deny the application. He added that the ZBA’s decision does not rescind the Code officer’s decision. His decision still stands. He explained that a Variance is a request to “vary from the zoning code”. He added that the resolution did not describe what is being granted. He informed the Secretary that the ZBA must re-adopt the resolution corrected as follows:
• Strike the “rescind” statement from the record
• The resolution must specify what type of variance is being requested, i.e. is it a front yard, side yard, lot size, frontage?
• Variance must be granted for the MINIMUM that will work for the applicant
The Secretary stated that the ZBA is holding another Public Hearing on September 9th and will re-adopt the resolution at that time.
Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the Planning Board and Zoning Board reports as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: Presented with the Planning Board report

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: None received

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: No report received

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Supervisor Pero/ He commended the Historian for her hard work and noted their next meeting will be held August 19th at 7:00 PM. The Board did not vote to approve the report as presented.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s August meeting were read by Secretary Lynda Ostrowski. The report noted that the Senior’s picnic was held on August 3rd. Janice Ross was named Senior of the month. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS:

Supervisor Pero asked Assemblyman DiPietro’s representative Karl Simmeth if he had anything he would like to speak about. Mr. Simmeth answered nothing, and that all things are going good in Brant. He has some issues in other Towns with drainage. And the Town of Holland has jumped on the Solar Band Wagon. He added that if anyone has an issue, they should contact Assemblyman DiPietro’s office.

OLD BUSINESS:

E-WASTE UPDATE: Supervisor Pero summarized the tire and ewaste drop off from July. Town residents dropped off 53 tires and 13 electronic items. The next date for drop offs will be August 29th (last Saturday of each month). Also, the County informed the Town that the County will be financing the next One Stop Drop which will be held at the Highway Barn on October 3rd starting at 9:00 AM. They will be accepting paint, oils, light bulbs, etc. It will be the same as the one sponsored by the Town in 2014 but this one will be paid for by the County.

CONCEPTUAL PLAN FOR LAKE PROPERTY PURCHASE: Supervisor Pero noted that the Town is going to wait to approve the conceptual plan as quoted by Engineering firm GHD.

PUBLIC MEETING TO BE HELD ON AUGUST 19 AT 6:00 PM REGARDING LAKE PURCHASE: Supervisor Pero announced that a Public Meeting to inform the residents of their interest in purchasing the lakefront property currently owned by Lotus Abode, LLC. Those interested are asked to attend to become informed, and express any concerns they may have.

NEW STREET LIGHT TO BE INSTALLED AT POLE #169 ON MILESTRIP RD: Supervisor Pero noted a request from spring of this year to have a new streetlight installed on Pole #169 on Milestrip Rd. The installation requires Town Board approval. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the installation and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

NEW BUSINESS

DECLARING TOWN OF BRANT LEAD AGENT IN LAND ACQUISITION OF LOTUS ABODE, LLC: Supervisor Pero then read the following resolution naming the Town of Brant as Leag Agent for the acquisition of Lotus Abode LLC lands:

RESOLUTION OF THE BRANT TOWN BOARD DECLARING LEAD AGENCY STATUS
(Town of Brant Acquisition of Lotus Abode LLC lands)

WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Brant, Erie County, New York is considering acquiring lakefront lands for a Town Park from Lotus Abode LLC, and

WHEREAS, the Town Board seeks to commence proceedings pursuant to the requirements of the State Environmental Review Act (“SEQRA”), 6 NYCRR Part 617,

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Brant hereby declares itself as “Lead Agency” for the purposes of compliance with SEQRA, 6 NYCRR Part 617 in connection with this project, and it is further

RESOLVED, that the Town Board shall undertake and complete all duties and obligations as “Lead Agency” as required by 6 NYCRR Part 517.

Dated: August 11, 2015

Supervisor Pero then motioned to adopt the resolution as presented, naming Town of Brant as Lead Agency. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Attorney Trask then noted that GHD will now complete the E.A.F. (Environmental Assessment Forms) to the project.

LETTER OF RESIGNATION: Supervisor Pero read a letter from Patrolman Clayton Reed. In the letter, he notified the Town that he had taken a position with the City of Buffalo who notified him that he is not permitted to take other employment as a police officer anywhere else during his 18 month probationary period. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the resignation, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

At this time, Chief Hepkins clarified that Officer Reed was not resigning, but asking to remain on until his 18 month probation is completed, allowing him to return to work in Brant. Supervisor Pero motioned to rescind the acceptance of his resignation, and instead, acknowledged his request to remain on, without working until after his 18 month probationary period expired. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD MEMBER APPOINTMENT: Supervisor Pero motioned to appoint Kathy Vespa to the position of Zoning Board member to replace Bill Friend, who resigned. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

REQUEST TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH BESTWAY DISPOSAL FOR ANOTHER YEAR: Supervisor Pero noted that he would like to extend the contract with Bestway Disposal another year. They did request a small increase. Supervisor Pero felt their pricing saved the Town thousands. Attorney Trask advised the Board that the contract, which had already enjoyed a one year extension, was up for competitive bid. No vote was taken. A request for bids will be drafted soon.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

Tech Committee:
Barbara Daniel updated the Board on the progress of the new website. The site is coming along nicely and should be going live soon.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:

COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Councilman Kaczmarek noted that the Lake Shore Youth Football has begun their season and will be done the first week of November. He is looking into an electronic sign for the park entrance that will promote park events such as concerts, games, etc.

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Absent

COUNCILMAN DECARLO: He noted that the new police car (Tahoe) needs an updated computer laptop. The Chief looked into the new laptop. The one he is requesting approval to purchase is priced at $3,078 which is on State Bid. The price includes installation. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the purchase, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR PERO:

• Recreation ends August 15th
• Pool closes August 30th
• Drop Boxes for needles and old drugs are now in place in the Town Hall
• Solar Liberty has been told to move forward on the Solar Phase 1 project
• Parking Lot at Town Hall will begin mid September and the total cost should remain under $20,000
• Supervisor Pero attended 13 meetings in June
o Noted a barn dance to be held on August 29
o Noted that Town Supervisors will be holding a special meeting on Sept. 1st dedicated to addressing the State’s Tax Cap which will starve residents of services, and possibly cause an increase or creation of user fees.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Alden Harwood asked the Board how they will get the word out about the public meeting that will be held on the 29th of August to inform the residents about the possibility of the lake property purchase. Supervisor Pero answered they will advertise in the SUN and local Pennysavers.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Letter from Erie County Health Dept regarding a sanitary survey they conducted on the Town. No asbestos on pipes. They granted the Town a waiver from monitoring.
• Flu Vaccinations at Community Bldg to be held October 24th from 10 AM to 2 PM.
• Sales Tax August 2nd Sales Tax payment is 8.3% below the corresponding 2014 but .83% above Year To Date figures
• Letter from Time Warner cable regarding changes they are making
• Letter from Office of Real Property. The Town’s equalization rate is now at 87%. It will eventually have to undergo another re-evaluate. He then noted that Elma is at 4.6%
• West Valley Task force letter shows concern for erosion, etc.
• The second quarter CDBG report was received and is available to anyone interested

Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
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Abstract 8 of 2015
*Prepaid and unpaid as of August 11, 2015
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $36,346.59
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $51,578.03
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $5,523.30
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $59,762.90
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: 0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,039.69
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 06/28/15 – 7/25/15 Totaling: $69,237.74
General Part Town Payroll 06/28/15 – 7/25/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 06/28/15 – 7/25/15 Totaling: $267.54
Highway Payroll PT 06/28/15 – 7/25/15 Totaling: $8,025.63

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve Abstract 8 as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARIED.

Supervisor Pero then read the following four vouchers that did not make abstract 8. The Town Clerk asks for approval to pay them with prepays on Abstract 9. They were read as following:

Request Audit & Pre-Approval payment on Abstract 9

W.B. MASON (OFFICE SUPPLIES) $76.78
ANGOLA PENNYSAVER $182.63
NOCO ENERGY (FUEL POLICE) $2,474.64
GREYLINE SIGNS (SIGNS FOR POOL) $250.00

TOTAL……………………………………………………………….$2,889.17

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the above listed four vouchers to be paid with pre-pays for Abstract 9. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARIED.

Supervisor Pero then announced the next regular Town Board meeting as September 8, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Also, a public information meeting will be held on August 19th, 2015 at 6:00 PM regarding the lake property purchase.

Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 PM in honor of Jeanne Winters and Jordan Capitano who recently passed away. The balance of the Board seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully Submitted,
Barbara J Daniel, Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for July 14, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for July 14, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:30 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Donald Clark, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
John Mills, Erie County Legislator #11
Cameron Dawley, Patrolman/resident
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Denny Kane, resident
Charles Arrigo, resident
Patty Friend, Town Historian
Joseph DeCarlo, assessor
Greg Keyser (GHD, formally CRA) engineer
Brian Campbell, SUN reporter

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE JUNE 9, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of the June 9th meeting, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s May 2015 Financial Report as presented. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: Supervisor Pero read his budget modifications:

SUBJECT: Recommended Budget Modification # 2 as of : May 31st, 2015

Please make a resolution at the regular Town Board meeting on July 14th 2015 to approve the
following Budget Modifications to the 2015 Adopted Budget.

Budget Dec From/ Fund Account Amount
Modification (Inc) To Code Description Object Over Budget
General Fund – Townwide (A)
$ 5,472.00 (DR) Decrease A1460.21 Records Management Grant Equip & Cap Out
$ (5,472.00) (CR) Increase A1460.11 Records Management Grant Pers Serv $ 5,472.00

Highway Fund – Townwide (DA)

$ 3,904.00 (DR) Decrease DA5142.1 Snow Removal Pers Serv
$ (3,904.00) (CR) Increase DA5148.1 Services to Other Governments Pers Serv $ 3,904.00

Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the Budget mod as presented by Supervisor Pero and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
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TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman DeCarlo moved to accept the Town Clerk’s May 2015 Regular Financial Report and the Tax Collection Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S MAY 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Clark made the motion to approve the May 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker was absent. His June report was presented by Supervisor Pero. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S JUNE 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel asked to table her report
until next month. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to table the report, and was seconded by
Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT JUNE 2015: The June 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins. He then thanked Patrolman Cameron Dawley for his recent heroic act of apprehending a fleeing suspect. The Town Board acknowledged Patrolman Dawley. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JUNE 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for June 2015 was presented by Clerk Daniel. Councilman DeCarlo moved to accept the Town Clerk’s June activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: Secretary Lynda Ostrowski read the Planning Board report for a meeting held on July 7th to review the application for the construction of a windmill on the property of Timothy Clark and to review an application for variance submitted by Robert Catalano, Sr. The Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing on August 5th at 6:30 PM to discuss the variance application. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

The Board was then going to set the date for the public hearing for Town Board’s review of the Special Use Permit application submitted by Timothy Clark to erect a windmill. Attorney Trask asked the Board to allow him a few minutes to review New York State law for posting requirements. The Board would like to prevent the delay of the installation. The public hearing date will be set later in the meeting.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting was held

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: None received

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: No report received

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Town Historian Patty Friend. She reminded the public that they have until July 18 to get the special postmark commemorating the Vietnam veterans. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s July meeting were read by Secretary Lynda Ostrowski. The report noted that the Senior’s picnic will be held on August 3rd. Marie Lalka was named Senior of the month. Councilman Clark motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF VISITORS:

At 7:56 PM, Supervisor Pero invited Legislator John Mills to speak. Mr. Mills approached the front of the room and addressed the public. He spoke of items of interest such as the budget hearings that are being held and how sales tax revenue helps to balance the county budget. He noted that the economy in Erie County is consistent. He added that when he was elected in 2006 the counties fund balance was $6,000,000. He then noted that today it is a healthy $106,000,000.

Legislator Mills then presented some of the brochures offered by the county. One of them was for the “Yellow Dot” program. It allows users to write pertinent information about their medications, illnesses, and emergency contact information of the pamphlet, to be placed in their freezer. The user then sticks the yellow dot to their door for first responders to have the information needed to treat them. It can also be used in their vehicles. Place the pamphlet in the glove box and put the yellow sticker on the back window for first responders.

He closed by stating he is here to promote the southern tier of Erie County and has many plans to continue his efforts.

OLD BUSINESS:

POOL SUPERVISOR: Supervisor Pero summarized the attendance at this year’s summer recreation program. There are 84 resident children and 54 non-resident children. The program runs from July 6th to August 15 this year. He mentioned recent pool incidents that have required the attention of Building Superintendent Allen Nolan. Due to the necessity to expand his responsibilities to oversee the pool activities, Supervisor Pero asked the Board to approve a pay increase of $100.00/week during pool season for Allen Nolan. He added that Mr. Nolan did not ask for the increase but Supervisor Pero felt it was fair to increase his pay during the increase in his duties. Attorney Trask responded that you cannot create an in-house position; it has to be a civil service position. He added that you can’t create new positions without civil service approval. Supervisor Pero then concluded that since Allen is already Building Superintendent, a new position is not required, therefore, he motioned to the Board to increase his current pay by $100.00 per week during pool season. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINTMENT OF RECREATION COUNSELORS: Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment of the following recreation counselors at $8.75/hour, and was seconded by Councilman Clark:
1. Mackenzie Sullivan
2. Alicia Majkut
3. Maddie Penn
4. Darcy Paradiso
5. Marcus Muffoletto
4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED

AUTHORIZATION OF COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK TO APPOINT NEW REC/POOL EMPLOYEES: Supervisor Pero motioned to authorize Councilman Kaczmarek to appoint new employees to recreation and pool positions as necessary during the current season. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-abstain, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstain. MOTION CARRIED.

SUMMERFEST EXPENSE RESULTS: Supervisor Pero announced that after all Brantfest expenses have been accounted for, the Town shows a profit of $297.00. The event was attended by approximately 2,500 over the duration.

PUBLIC HEARING FOR WINDMILL SET: At 8:24 PM, Attorney Trask addressed the Board that New York State law requires a Legal Notice for the public hearing to be advertised at least 5 days prior to the hearing. It was then decided that the notice shall be submitted to the Hamburg SUN on Monday July 20, in order to publish the Legal Notice about the Public Hearing in the July 23rd edition. This would allow the Town Board to meet on Wednesday, July 29th at 6:00 PM to vote on the Special Use Permit application.

FEMA PAYMENT RECEIVED: Supervisor Pero announced that his office has received 100% of the FEMA payment. The amount received was $59,976.35. He is still awaiting the SEMO (State) portion of the storm reimbursement ($19,992.12).

E-WASTE & TIRE DISPOSAL REPORTS: The Town accepted 5,129 lbs of e-Waste last month. The 20 Yard container used to accept tires has been replaced by a 30 yard container. The charge to non residents is $10.00 for tube tv’s and monitors and $3.00 each for tires). Supervisor is looking into holding another “One Stop Drop” for August 29th. The next e-Waste date will be July 25th.

SOLAR LIBERTY PROJECT UPDATE: Solar Liberty is currently working on the Hardpan Road solar project.

AUTHORIZE SUPERVISOR PERO TO SIGN NEGATIVE DECLARATION: Supervisor Pero asked for a motion to authorize him to sign a contract with the short environmental assessment form part 3 determination of Negative Declaration. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to authorize the Supervisor to enter a contract subject to permissive referendum. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR PURCHASE OF WARGULA LANDS: Supervisor Pero then presented the following:

TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF BRANT
STATE ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY REVIEW ACT (SEQRA)
Negative Declaration (July 14, 2015)

WHEREAS, the Brant Town Board is considering action relative to the acquisition of lands contiguous to the existing Brant Town Park; being lands more particularly described as the rear, undeveloped portion of tax parcel 267.00-4-20 (hereinafter “Project” or “Action”); and

WHEREAS, the Brant Town Board previously declared itself Lead Agency by resolution dated June 9, 2015; and

WHEREAS, a “short form” environmental assessment form has been completed and filed; and

WHEREAS, the Board has taken a “hard look” at all potentially adverse environmental impacts pursuant to SEQRA.

Now, therefore, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE Board that:

Based upon the Board’s thorough and careful review of the Action, including the Environmental Assessment Form and all other materials submitted in connection therewith, the Board hereby determines that the Action will not result in any significant environmental impacts and hereby issues a negative declaration for the Action pursuant to SEQRA.

Supervisor Pero did not read the following reasons supporting the declaration, but they are part of the SEQR and are hereby included in the resolution:

REASONS SUPPORTING THE NEGATIVE DECLARATION:

1. Air, Water, Noise, Waste, Erosion, Drainage, Site Disturbance Effects:
The Action will not create any permanent adverse change in the existing air quality, water quality or noise levels, nor in solid waste production, nor potential for erosion, nor promote flooding or drainage problems.

2. Aesthetics, Agriculture, Archeology, History, Natural or Cultural Resource, Community or
Neighborhood Characteristics: The Action will not adversely affect agricultural, archeological, historical, natural, or cultural recourses.

3. Vegetation, Fish, Wildlife, Significant Habitats, Threatened or Endangered Species: No
plant or animal life will be adversely affected by the Action.

4. Community Plans, Use of Land or Natural Resources: The Action is not inconsistent with
official community plans and goals and will have no adverse effects on land-use or the use of natural resources by or in the community.

5. Growth, Subsequent Development, etc.: Action will not induce any significant or
adverse growth or subsequent development.

6. Long Term, Short Term, Cumulative, or Other Effects: The Action will not have any
significant adverse long term, short term, cumulative, or other environmental effects.

7. Critical Environmental Area: The Action will not have significant impact on any Critical
Environmental Area as designated in 6 NYCRR, subdivision 617.14(g).

8. Public Health and Safety: The Action will have no immediate impact upon these concerns.

6 NYCRR §617.1 states that it is the intention of the SEQR regulation “that a suitable balance of
Social, economic and environmental factors be incorporated in the planning and decision making of State, regional and local agencies. It is not the intention of SEQR that environmental factors be the sole consideration in decision making.”

This Board has considered all of the evidence submitted and has determined that the Action will not have a significant adverse environmental impact on the community.

Councilman Clark motioned to adopt the above SEQR Negative Declaration as presented, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

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Upon the adoption of the SEQR Negative Declaration as presented by Supervisor Pero, the following resolution was presented by Supervisor Pero. This resolution will be published in the Hamburg SUN on July23rd, 2015. The resolution read as follows:

RESOLUTION OF THE BRANT TOWN BOARD
(Town of Brant Acquisition of Wargula Lands) 

WHEREAS , the Town Board of the Town of Brant, Erie County, New York is considering acquiring lands contiguous to the Brant Town Park from Frank and Christopher Wargula (further identified as the rear, unimproved acreage of SBL No. 267.00-4-20), and

WHEREAS, the Town Board has completed all necessary steps under the State Environmental
Review Act (“SEQRA”), 6 NYCRR Part 617,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Brant hereby authorize Supervisor Pero to execute a purchase contract for the purchase of such lands at a purchase price of $20,000.00, plus closing expenses, subject to a permissive referendum and completion of any actions required to borrow funds for such action.

Upon reading the resolution, Supervisor Pero asked for a motion to adopt it as read. Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
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TOWN HALL PARKING LOT: Supervisor Pero addressed the $65,000. To be borrowed from Evans Bank at 2% interest to install a new blacktop parking lot around the Town Hall.

COMPUTERSEARCH TIME CLOCKS: Supervisor Pero noted that the Town will be moving forward on the Time Clock updating, at the previously approved cost of $2,949.80.

NEW BUSINESS:

CRAIG KAISER (Engineer with GHD, formally CRA) spoke. He described the project Conceptual Plan they are proposing to the Town in regards to the Town’s proposed purchase of Park Land on the lake. The cost of the proposal is $18,700.00. The Conceptual Plan will provide the following:
Inventory of the site (will include environmental concerns), prepare a conceptual plan, engage Regulatory Agencies. The plan will address items of concern such as annual cost of staff and equipment to maintain the park. It will address items of environmental concern. The plan will contain a Report that summarizes what this project entails.
The Board asked how long this Conceptual Plan will take to complete. Craig answered four to six months. Supervisor Pero was concerned that the owner wanted to sell it sooner to avoid the payment of upcoming taxes for the property. Supervisor Pero asked if the Conceptual Plan can be done later. Attorney Trask replied that the Plan will allow the residents to know what is all involved in this purchase. Having the Conceptual Plan will aid in answering the questions the residents may have. Councilman Clark asked if there was any way to speed up the process. Craig answered four to six months.

Supervisor Pero then asked if the Board could authorize him to sign an agreement with GHD (formally CRA) on the condition that the land owner puts it in writing that they will approve the time period necessary for the Conceptual Plan completed, and to maintain the same sale price.

Supervisor Pero then motioned for the Board to allow him to sign a contract with GHD to begin the Conceptual Plan (Reference #630977) at the quoted cost of $18,700.00 with Commencement of getting a written agreement in writing that the seller will wait the six months. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S LOSS OF SECRETARY, REQUEST TO FILL POSITION AND CHANGE TO SALARY: Supervisor Pero announced that his Secretary Michele Browning has taken a new job. She will be leaving at the end of the month. He explained that this is not an easy position to fill and would like to ask the Board to change the pay to $400 per week salary temporarily. He then asked the Board to allow him to appoint himself to the position, until he could find a replacement. Councilman Kaczmarek asked if this was a temporary request. Supervisor Pero responded yes. Councilman Kaczmarek then suggested appointing him to the position hourly, rather than salary. Supervisor Pero discussed his reasons for wanting to change the position to salary, explaining it would save the Town money. The Board did not vote on this request. Supervisor Pero rejected the hourly pay suggested by Councilman Kaczmarek, therefore, no action was taken. After further discussion, Supervisor Pero ended by stating he will pay himself hourly.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES:

Tech Committee:
Barbara Daniel updated the Board on the progress of the new website. The new site design is almost done. David Sink will begin to transfer page content after it is complete. The site updates can be done easily with no special software, including being done via a smart phone.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:

COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Councilman Kaczmarek noted that the Lake Shore Youth Football contract is up and the Board needs to renegotiate their use of the structures at the Park before the season begins.

He also noted his suggestion that Town fuel be limited to Highway Equipment only.

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Councilman Clark addressed the two concerts held at the Park. He tried to get a food truck to attend the events. He then asked that the Recreation Bldg front doors be open during concerts to allow the seniors access to the bathrooms through the front doors, rather than having to go around the back of the building.

COUNCILMAN DECARLO: Nothing to report

SUPERVISOR PERO:

APPROVE PLANNING BOARD TRAINING REQUEST: Planning Board chairman Joseph Ostrowski sent a written request to the Supervisor to approve him to attend training on August 7th. The cost is $80.00 for the class plus mileage.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the request, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Drop Boxes will be brought at the end of next week for prescription drugs and old hypodermic needles.

Summerfest meeting will be held August 5 at 7:00 PM. Lynda Ostrowski noted that a ZBA mtg will be held at 6:30 PM but it won’t interfere with the Brantfest meeting.

Supervisor Pero attended 18 meetings in June

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Denny Cain, president of the Lotus Bay association spoke regarding the proposed beach property purchase. He questioned the Town spending $18,000 on a land purchase and no one has heard of it yet. Supervisor Pero responded that the owner has an opportunity to sell the land but is offering it to the Town on the condition that it stays forever green. Supervisor Pero went on to add that it will be open to Town residents only, and it will remain undeveloped. The portion on the east side of Old Lake Shore Road could be developed into a dry campground for residents. The land on the east side would remain undeveloped. Mr. Cain then asked why the Town needs to own beach front property, and why not residents use Evangola Beach. Supervisor Pero answered that residents have to pay to access Evangola Beach. Councilman Clark added that Evangola Park is a State Park, and the Town of Brant is the only Town that borders the lake, yet has no access to the beach. Mr. Cain then asked why the Town doesn’t make an offer to the State to pay one flat annual fee to allow Town residents to have free access to Evangola Beach. Supervisor Pero responded that he has worked for years to obtain free access for the residents to no avail. The Town lost that valuable lake property to eminent domain with the state and therefore lost at least a million dollars in tax money.
Mr. Cain then asked the proposed purchase price. Pero responded $600,000.00. Supervisor Pero said that the contract will demand that it stay green. There are eagles nest on the property that need to be protected. Mr. Cain then advised the Board to make sure residents are aware of the Boards plan to purchase this property. Supervisor Pero responded there will be public meetings. Councilman Clark added that the early meetings were contractual and discussions then were not public, but now they are.
Mike Boismenu spoke next. He asked if the Board has approached the State in an effort to get beach access to the residents. Supervisor Pero answered yes, and added that the seller has been approached by developers that would pay more for the property, but would develop it. She was offered 2 to 3 million dollars for it. If the Town doesn’t get it, developers will, and it the green space will be gone.
Debra Ritz asked what the Town will lose in tax revenue if it is taken off the tax roll. Supervisor Pero answered that the Town’s portion of the tax is roughly 2,200 per year.
Patty Friend thanked Councilman Kaczmarek, Donald Hepkins and Supervisor Pero for their hard work during Brantfest. The audience responded by clapping.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Letter from Nest regarding the sale of rain barrels until July 31st
• Annual Report from Community Concern.
• Sales Tax July 1st Sales Tax payment is 1.55% below the corresponding 2014 and .76% above Year To Date figures, but the 2nd July payment was 2.74% above 2014 payment and the Year to Date increased by .94% over last year.
• Letter from Time Warner cable regarding changes they are making
• Letter from Senior President Neil Ross inviting Board members to attend the Senior Picnic on August 3rd
• Letter from Senator Gallivan in support of Farmers obtaining agricultural lands, and a second letter addressing the Star Enhancement Program and the Tax Cap.

Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
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Abstract 7 of 2015

*Prepaid and unpaid as of July 14, 2015
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $44,175.20
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $15,857.46
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $1,223.33
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $21,719.09
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $117,708.00
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,173.24
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

PAYROLL
General Town Wide Payroll 5/31/15 – 6/27/15 Totaling: $43,477.38
General Part Town Payroll 5/31/15 – 6/27/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 5/31/15 – 6/27/15 Totaling: $4,158.77
Highway Payroll PT 5/31/15 – 6/27/15 Totaling: $4274.20

Councilman Clark motioned to approve payment of Abstract 7 of 2015, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then announced the next regular Town Board meeting as August 11, 2015 at 7:30 PM. Also, a public hearing will be held on July 29, 2015 at 6:00 PM.

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

The Town Clerk notified the Supervisor that he failed to approve the prepays requested for Abstract 8. He then asked for a motion to re-open the meeting. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to re-open the meeting, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then read the requested prepays for abstract 8. These vouchers arrived after the completion of Abstract 7.

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NOTE: Request Pre-Approval for Abstract 8
#427 – RA GRYKSA……………………………………………………………………. $1,333.33
#428 – NYS TOWN CLERKS ASSOC………………………………………………. $75.00
#429 – PEPSI-COLA……………………………………………………………………$223.90
#430 – 434 JJJ AUTOMOTIVE ……………………………………………………. $ 3005.15
#435 – TIME WARNER………………………………………………………………… $162.65
#436 – WAL-MART…………………………………………………………………….. $186.43
#437 – NATIONAL FUEL……………………………………………………………… $20.50
#438 – NATIONAL GRID……………………………………………………………… $1,129.68
#439 – FIRST BANKCARD/EVANS CREDIT CARD………………………………$51.96
#440 – RUTH DAVIS…………………………………………………………………….$75.00
#441 – MARKETING TECHNOLOGIES OF WNY…………………………………. $60.23
#442 – PETER MIRANDO (SUNSET BLUEGRASS BAND)…………………….. $300.00
#443 – NIAGARA FRONTIER CHORD AUTHORITY……………………………. $300.00
TOTAL……………………………………………………………….$6,923.83

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve payment of Abstract 8 prepays, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to re-adjourn the meeting AT 8:32 pm and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo.
4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for June 9, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for June 9, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, June 9, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:30 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Councilman Donald Clark
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary
William Trask, Sr., Town Attorney

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Joyce Ellis, resident
Joe Wittenzellner, resident
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Patty Friend, Town Historian
Mark Cavacoli, CRA/Town Engineer
Brian Campbell, Hamburg SUN reporter

The meeting opened at 7:30 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE MAY 12, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the minutes of the May 12th meeting, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Clark moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s April 2015 Financial Report as presented. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: Supervisor Pero presented the following Budget Modifications:

SUBJECT: Recommended Budget Modification # 1 as of : March 31st, 2015

Please make a resolution at the regular Town Board meeting on June 9th 2015 to approve the
following Budget Modifications to the 2015 Adopted Budget.

Budget Dec From/ Fund Account Amount
Modification (Inc) To Code Description Object Over Budget
General Fund – Townwide (A)
$ 2,034.00 (DR) Decrease A1460.21 Records Management Grant Equip & Cap Out
$ (2,034.00) (CR) Increase A1460.11 Records Management Grant Pers Serv $ 2,034.00

$ 166.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (166.00) (CR) Increase A1910.4 Unallocated Insurance Contr Expend $ 165.16

$ 464.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (464.00) (CR) Increase A9040.8 Workmens Compensation Employee Benefit $ 463.84

Highway Fund – Townwide (DA)

$ 240.00 (DR) Decrease DA9060.8 Medical & Dental Insurance Employee Benefit
$ (240.00) (CR) Increase DA9040.8 Workmens Compensation Employee Benefit $ 239.70

Highway Fund – Part Town (DB)

$ 341.00 (DR) Decrease DB9060.8 Medical & Dental Insurance Employee Benefit
$ (341.00) (CR) Increase DB9040.8 Workmens Compensation Employee Benefit $ 340.91

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the above budget modification, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Clark moved to accept the Town Clerk’s April 2015 Regular Financial Report and the Tax Collection Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S APRIL 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the April 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker presented his May report to the Board.
Councilman Clark motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4
ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S MAY 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel summarized her
Report for May 2015. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as read, and was
seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT MAY 2015: The April 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins.
Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MAY 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for May 2015 was read by Clerk Daniel. Two items were presented by the Clerk to the Town Board for consideration. Item number one was a request for refund received from a renter who asked for a refund of their security deposit for a cancelled rental of July 12, 2015. The Town Board responded that they did not want to set a precedent by issuing a refund on the cancellation since the contract clearly states, no refunds unless a substitute renter can be found. Therefore, unless a substitute can be found, the renter will not be issued a refund of their security deposit. The second item presented to the Board for consideration was a request by the Town Clerk to set a price in the event someone needs a photocopy to be made with the new scanners. The clerk advised a fee of $9.00/ft for color copies of 36” wide and $3.50/ft for B/W copies of 36” wide. The Board as a whole declined setting a fee. No fee was set. Councilman Clark moved to accept the Town Clerk’s May Activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: Councilman DeCarlo read the Planning Board report, as the secretary had to not arrived at the meeting yet. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting was held

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: No report was submitted but the following important dates were mentioned: June 27 pool opens, July 6th is the first day of Brant Summer Recreation.

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: No report received

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Town Historian Patty Friend. Their next meeting will be held June 17. The report reminded those interested may obtain a special postmark on June 20 at the Brant Post Office in honor of Veterans. Rosalee “Tish” Hill created Brant’s Vietnam Cancel (6/20/2015) and Farnham Lincoln Cancel which will be available 6/30/2015 in Brant

Councilman Kaczmarek motion to accept the Town Historian’s minutes as read, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s April meeting were read by Councilman DeCarlo. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

OLD BUSINESS:

D.O.T. – Park work completed (FEMA): Supervisor Pero updated the Board on the status of the reimbursement money from FEMA regarding the November storm. He stated that he sent in the completed forms for all the requested reimbursements, except the culvert and bridge portions, since the work is not completed yet. He noted that the culvert on Maiden Lane is completed, but the one on the dead end of Hammond Rd will be repaired next. The amount approved by FEMA was $78,394.90, however Supervisor Pero heard that FEMA usually pays approximately 74% which would then be $58,796.18.
PUBLIC HEARING 8:00 PM: Old Business was interrupted to hold the Public Hearing scheduled for 8:00 PM. The Public Hearing is being held to discuss and vote on the granting of a Special Use Permit for Ben Weitsman LLC.

Supervisor Pero instructed the Town Clerk to read the Legal Notice at 8:00 pm:

LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF BRANT TOWN BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a PUBLIC HEARING to be held by the Brant Town Board in the Town Hall, 1272 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York on the 9th day of June, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. local time for the purpose of considering the Special Use Permit application of Weitsman Brant Realty, LLC, Adam Weitsman d/b/a Ben Weitsman of Brant LLC and Adam and Ben Weitsman to operate a junk and salvage yard located at 1132 Brant Farnham Rd. within the Town of Brant New York.
All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard.
Dated: May 29, 2015
By order of the Brant Town Board

BARBARA DANIEL
BRANT TOWN CLERK

Supervisor Leonard Pero motioned to open the Public Hearing, and was seconded by Councilman Chad Kaczmarek.

Supervisor Pero asked if anyone present would like to speak regarding the application for special use.

Scott Gangloff of Hardpan Road: Expressed concern over the continued Sunday hours and the amount of traffic on Hardpan Road. He also questioned why there is no construction starting on the promised stone wall.

Mark Mogavero of Brant Farnham Rd: Complained about their drain lines which collapsed due to the vibration of the ground. The damaged drain lines will cost $3,500 to replace.

Code Enforcement Officer Gary Brecker: Stated he hears a lot of complaints, but has received nothing to substantiate the claims.

Debra Ritz of Mile Block Rd: Stated that the Town issued the Special Use Permit based on the business being run same as previous owner. She suggests the new owner be sited when their use changed.

Joseph Wittenzellner of Brant Farnham Rd: Questions why the wall construction has not begun as promised by Weitsman. Councilman Kaczmarek replied that the blocks are on order. They will cost $47,000. He mentioned that perhaps the Board can give them a deadline for completion.

Joyce Ellis of Brant Farnham Rd: Joyce recapped her feelings on the business stating the noise levels are very high. She noted that the heavy trucks are still using Hardpan Road. She believes that this was not a transfer of an old business. She questioned what happened to the petition she gave the Board at the previous public meeting. She noted that the petition bore 21 signatures and questioned why the Board did not acknowledge it. Discussion began regarding the type of business Weitsman is. Joyce claimed they have a shredder to process the scrap. The Board responded that Weistman only compresses the scrap. Joyce then distributed a road comparison sheet to the Board.

Councilman Clark: Noted that he did some research of the Master plan. He noted that Route 249 (Brant Farnham Rd) is listed as a bad Road according to the State. Supervisor Pero responded that the Road is now new so that is old information. Councilman Clark also noted 6 references in the Master Plan mentioning that the Town should clean up the scrap yards.

Resident Debra Ritz: Asked if there was any consideration put into the road hazards with trucks driving on Route 249. Supervisor Pero responded that the Town cannot regulate who can drive on Route 249.

Resident Scott Gangloff: Reiterated his complaint about the business exceeding the hours of operation, going against what they promised.

Councilman Donald Clark: Suggested the Town Board refer the Special Use Permit application back to the Planning Board for further review.

Councilman Mark DeCarlo: noted that strict conditions will be imposed on the Special Use Permit.

Upon closing of discussion, at 8:26 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to close the Public Hearing. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. PUBLIC SESSION CLOSED.

Supervisor Pero then read aloud the conditions that would be imposed if the Board votes to grant the permit. The Special Use Permit which would remain in effect from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. This list of conditions will be mailed to Adam Weitsman for signature:

Conditions for Special Use Permit being issued on June 9, 2015, effective July 1, 2015, to the following applicant/operator_________________________________________

This Special Use Permit allows the applicant/operator to operate a junk and salvage yard located at 1132 Brant-Farnham Road in the Town of Brant, Erie County, New York.

By signing below, the applicant/operator understands that the site is not zoned for the permitted use without this special use permit and further understands that the proximity of this site to residential uses requires constant vigilance and consideration of the impact of the junk and salvage yard operations on those neighboring residential properties. Accordingly, the applicant/operator understands and agrees that the following conditions must be strictly followed as a condition of this Special Use Permit which expires June 30, 2016, unless terminated or modified earlier as a result of enforcement proceedings:

1. The hours of operation are limited to the following:

7am to 6pm Monday thru Friday. On these days equipment will operate no
earlier than 8am and no later than 5pm. Saturday operation will be from 7am to
4pm and equipment will operate no earlier than 8am and no later than 4pm.

Sunday operation is 7am to 2pm with no equipment operations on Sunday.

2. No Weitsman tractor trailers will be inbound after 4pm; but trucks already at the facility being loaded may be loaded and allowed to exit the facility before closing. Hardpan Road will not be used by Weitsman trucks, and all trucks coming to or leaving the facility will be directed to use Route 249 when routing to or from Route 20.

3. The fence will be replaced this spring along with landscaping and new blacktop in the yard to cut down on dust. Such work to be completed and inspected by the Brant Code Enforcement Officer by September 9, 2015.

4. The yard lights will be operated and directed in such a manner as to cause no impact on neighboring residential properties.

5. Applicant/operator will not modify existing site and/or improvements located thereon without first submitting proposed changes to the Town of Brant for approval once the impact of the proposed changes or modifications upon the neighboring residential properties has been assessed and considered. All such changes or modifications shall be presumed to be changes to the allowable use under this special use permit.

Attorney Trask noted the need to clarify the fence required. He advised to note in the conditions that a block type retaining wall standing at least 8 feet high replace the current wooden structure. Per Attorney Trask, condition number three will be edited accordingly.

[Clerk’s note:] condition number three will be re-worded as follows:

3. The current road side fence along Route 249 and Hardpan Road will be replaced by a block type retaining wall and shall stand at least 8 feet high. The current fence will be replaced this spring along with landscaping and new blacktop in the yard to cut down on dust. Such work to be completed and inspected by the Brant Code Enforcement Officer by September 9, 2015.

At 8:37 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the issuance of the Special Use Permit provided the above conditions are agreed to and obeyed, and the operator signs off in agreement. Acknowledgement of the above conditions shall be in writing, bearing the signature of the applicant/operator. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-nay, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye.
3 ayes, 1 nay. MOTION CARRIED.

OLD BUSINESS (CONT’D):

E-WASTE AND TIRE DROP OFF INFORMATION: The next E-waste and tire drop off will be held June 27th 9 AM to 12 PM behind the Highway Barns on Brant Farnham Rd. The cost to drop off tires and electronics will be free for residents. Non residents will be charged $2.00/tire and $3.00 each for televisions and monitors with tubes.

COURT GRANT: Supervisor Pero recapped the items purchased with the recent Court grant. The grant was in the amount of $6,594.93 but the items purchased ended up totaling $5,311.77 with efforts to obtain the best prices on all items, the town’s out of pocket expense is now $541.78 rather than $1,824.94.

NEW BUSINESS:

RECREATION BUS CONTRACT: Supervisor Pero requested the Board authorize him to renew the contract with Lake Shore School for use of their Buses for the Brant Recreation at a rate of .90 cents per mile. Councilman Clark motioned to approve the contract and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SOLAR LIBERTY PROJECT: Supervisor Pero acknowledged the application submitted for the Solar Panels, which required a June 1st deadline for incentives. He requested the Board ratify the application that was sent. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the application, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then explained that since Senator Grisanti was defeated, the Supervisor has been working hard to find out where the money is that was promised for the solar panel project. He is currently talking with Senator Panepinto and Senator Gallivan and due to the turmoil in Albany, they are unable to locate the funding for the project. The Governor’s office is going to assist with research. However, in the meantime, the Governor put into place some of the incentives that were recently taken away. Because of the June 1st deadline, they signed a non-binding contract with Solar Liberty to install a 192,000 Kw solar panel at the Town’s old dumpsite on Hardpan Rd. Solar Liberty would pay for the project, and the Town would then pay them. This project would allow the Town to enjoy 50% off the electric bills, including the street lighting.

LIGHTENING DAMAGE TO PHONES: Supervisor Pero mentioned receipt of the bill from NFP to repair the phone system after the recent lightening strike. The total after NFP’s donations and discount is $1,900.00.

BOND COUNCIL FOR ONE YEAR BAN (5) FOR TOWN HALL PARKING LOT: Supervisor Pero read aloud and motioned to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Town Board of the Town of Brant, in the County of Erie, New York (the “Town”) (by the favorable vote of not less than two-thirds of all the members of the Board) as follows:
SECTION 1. The Town is hereby authorized to undertake the reconstruction of and construction of improvements to the Town Hall parking lot, including all preliminary work and necessary equipment, materials and related site work and all preliminary costs and other improvements and costs incidental thereto and in connection with the financing thereof (collectively, the “Purpose”). The estimated maximum cost of the Purpose is $65,000.

SECTION 2. The Town Board plans to finance the estimated maximum cost of the Purpose by the issuance of serial bonds in an aggregate amount not to exceed $65,000 of the Town, hereby authorized to be issued therefor pursuant to the Local Finance Law, such amount to be offset by any federal, state, county and/or local funds received. Unless paid from other sources or charges, there shall annually be levied on all the taxable real property of the Town a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds or notes as the same become due and payable.

SECTION 3. It is hereby determined that the Purpose is an object or purpose described in subdivision 20(f) of paragraph (a) of Section 11.00 of the Local Finance Law, and that the period of probable usefulness of the Purpose is ten years; however, the bonds issued pursuant to this resolution, and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of said bonds, will mature no later than five years from the date of original issuance of such bonds or notes.
SECTION 4. Current funds are not required to be provided prior to the issuance of the bonds authorized by this resolution or any notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds.
SECTION 5. It is hereby determined the proposed maturity of the obligations authorized by this resolution will not be in excess of five years.
SECTION 6. The faith and credit of the Town are hereby irrevocably pledged for the payment of the principal of and interest on such bonds (and any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds) as the same respectively become due and payable. An annual appropriation will be made in each year sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds or notes becoming due and payable in such year. Unless paid from other sources or charges, there will annually be levied on all the taxable real property of the Town a tax sufficient to pay the principal of and interest on such bonds or notes as the same become due and payable.
SECTION 7. Subject to the provisions of this resolution and of the Local Finance Law, pursuant to the provisions of Section 30.00 relative to the authorization of the issuance of bond anticipation notes or the renewals of such notes and of Section 21.00, Section 50.00, Sections 56.00 to 60.00, Section 62.00 and Section 63.00 of the Local Finance Law, the powers and duties of the Town Board pertaining or incidental to the sale and issuance of the obligations herein authorized including, but not limited to, authorizing bond anticipation notes and prescribing the terms, form and contents and details as to the sale and issuance of the bonds herein authorized and of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds, and the renewals of such notes, are hereby delegated to the Town Supervisor, the chief fiscal officer of the Town. Without in any way limiting the scope of the foregoing delegation of powers, the Town Supervisor, to the extent permitted by Section 58.00(f) of the Local Finance Law, is specifically authorized to accept bids submitted in electronic format for any bonds or notes of the Town.
SECTION 8. The temporary use of available funds of the Town, not immediately required for the purpose or purposes for which the same were borrowed, raised or otherwise created, is hereby authorized pursuant to Section 165.10 of the Local Finance Law, for the purpose or purposes described in Section 1 of this resolution. The Town then reasonably expects to reimburse any such expenditures (to the extent made after the date hereof or within 60 days prior to the date hereof) with the proceeds of the bonds authorized by Section 2 of this resolution (or with the proceeds of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such bonds). This resolution shall constitute the declaration of the Town’s “official intent” to reimburse the expenditures authorized by Section 2 hereof with such bond or note proceeds, as required by United States Treasury Regulations Section 1.150-2.
SECTION 9. The Town Supervisor is further authorized to take such actions and execute such documents as may be necessary to ensure the continued status of the interest on the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as excludable from gross income for federal income tax purposes pursuant to Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Code”) and to designate the bonds authorized by this resolution, and any notes issued in anticipation thereof, as “qualified tax-exempt bonds” in accordance with Section 265(b)(3) of the Code.
SECTION 10. The Town Supervisor is further authorized to enter into a continuing disclosure agreement with the initial purchaser of the bonds or notes authorized by this resolution, containing provisions which are satisfactory to such purchaser in compliance with the provisions of Rule 15c2-12, promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
SECTION 11. The Town hereby determines that the Purpose is a Type II action that will not have a significant effect on the environment and, therefore, no other determination or procedures under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) is required.
SECTION 12. In the absence or unavailability of the Town Supervisor, the Deputy Supervisor is hereby specifically authorized to exercise the powers delegated to the Town Supervisor in this resolution.
SECTION 13. The validity of such serial bonds or of any bond anticipation notes issued in anticipation of the sale of such serial bonds may be contested only if:
1. (a) such obligations were authorized for an object or purpose for which the Town is not authorized to expend money, or
(b) the provisions of the law which should be complied with as of the date of publication of this notice were not substantially complied with
and an action, suit or proceeding contesting such validity is commenced within 20 days after the date of such publication of this notice, or
2. such obligations were authorized in violation of the provisions of the Constitution of New York.
SECTION 14. The Town Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to publish this resolution, or a summary thereof, together with a notice in substantially the form provided by Section 81.00 of the Local Finance Law, in the official newspaper(s) of the Town, or if no newspaper(s) have been so designated, then in a newspaper having general circulation in the Town, which newspaper shall be designated by the Town Board in a separate resolution.
SECTION 15. This resolution is effective immediately.
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Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. The foregoing resolution was thereupon declared duly adopted. The question of the adoption of the foregoing resolution was duly put to vote on a roll call, which resulted as follows: Supervisor Pero- aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
RESOLUTION ADOPTED
Supervisor Pero then elaborated that the $100,000 bond will be split as follows:
$65,000 for the Town Hall Parking lot and
$35,000 for the Town’s acquisition of park land (16 acres). The park acquisition requires a SEQR, for
which the services of CRA would be necessary.

Further discussion began regarding the park land acquisition, and the required SEQR. Supervisor Pero noted that the Town would like to retain the services of CRA to advise them on the requirements for this project. CRA representative Mark Cavacoli asked Supervisor Pero if the $35,000 is the cost of the land. Supervisor Pero noted that the purchase would be roughly $20,000 plus legal costs, and the difference would be used for improvements needed at the location. Attorney Trask then advised the Board that if CRA would be retained to assist in the process, it would be prudent for them to authorize the Supervisor to sign the EAF application that is required to start the SEQR process, and to declare the Town of Brant as Lead Agent in the application.

Supervisor Pero acknowledged the Attorneys recommendation as stated above during discussion, and asked for a motion to authorize the Supervisor to sign the EAF, and to declare the Town of Brant as Lead Agent. Councilman Clark made the motion and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then began discussion regarding 55 acres of lake property the Town is considering purchasing. Attorney Trask advised the Supervisor to withhold discussion since that project is pre-contractual at this point.

CRA is being retained under its professional services contract to provide consulting services to the Town related to this proposed acquisition project. Mr. Cavacoli then interjected that the Town may retain the services of CRA as stated in Section 1 as the retainer that would allow CRA to attend important meetings such as this one. Then in Section 1.2 Additional Municipal Engineering Support Services that would allow the Town to obtain a proposal and quote for any proposed project they would be retained for. CRA can’t give you a price until they know what it is you want. Therefore, you cannot discuss this publicly because you have not entered into contract yet. Attorney Trask then advised the Board to hold a brief executive session at the end of the meeting to discuss with Mr. Cavacoli what they are asking for. This would allow him to go to CRA and obtain a proposal and quote.
RETAINING CRA SERVICES – LAKE LAND ACQUISITION: Supervisor Pero then made the motion to ask CRA to provide a proposal for Professional Engineering services in connection with a possible acquisition of lakefront land to be discussed further in executive session. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
Mr. Cavacoli then notified the Board for the record that CRA recently merged with a company by the name of GHB out of Australia. As a result, CRA’s official name will be GHB Engineering Services. There will be no personnel changes in their Buffalo Office. There will also be no changes in the services they provide.

PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS: Supervisor Pero then listed a few personnel appointments for approval:
Hannah Renaldo: Recreation Counselor @ $8.75/hr
Rachel Cornell: Bus Driver @50.00/day or $120.00 day for field trips
Lifeguards: Removing Robert Gerow
Adding Tim Jakiel @ $9.75/hr
Custodian: Shiela Rauker (temporary replacement of Goldie DeSaverio) @ $10.50/hour.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointments as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COMPUTERSEARCH TIME CLOCKS: Supervisor Pero acknowledged that the Town hand stamp time clocks are outdated. The cost to upgrade (to AE 2.3 @ $3972.00) which includes a discount for early upgrade. Upgrading the soft key would be $275.00. Adding the block of an additional 50 employees would be an addition $1,400.00. A block of the maintenance to cover the additional 50 employees is $280.00. A hand punch cover/protector for the highway garage unit would be $578. A PSIT installed would be $198.00. The total cost proposed would be $5,554.40. Supervisor Pero noted that the Town does not need the additional block of 50 employees, which would reduce the cost by $1,400.00. We can then eliminate the maintenance on the 50 additional employees reducing cost by another $280.00. He went on to state that he didn’t feel the hand punch protector was unnecessary for the highway garage, which saves $578.00. If the items mentioned are removed, the total cost would be $3,296.40. The upgrade requires 50% down and 50% due upon completion. The hand scanners will not be usable without the upgrades. Councilman Clark asked if the Town will enforce using them. Supervisor Pero said yes. He added that if they don’t use the scanner, they don’t get paid. He suggested the use of punch cards for recreation staff. Police Chief Donald Hepkins expressed disagreement that the police department be required to punch in using the hand stamp time clock. He added that the officers are required to sign in on their system which documents their start times. Supervisor Pero responded that the reason the Town must use these scanners is because of the police department. Supervisor Pero stated they can discuss this later and motioned to approve the upgrade to time clock at a cost of $3,296.40. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-nay. 3 ayes, 1 nay. MOTION CARRIED.

OFFER FROM BUFFALO MOTOR AND GENERATOR: Supervisor Pero acknowledged something presented to him by one of the Brant Police Officers. Recently, a nursing home placed a deposit on the purchase of a 120,000 Kw gas operated generator. The representative quoted the Town $46,000 because the nursing home paid part of the cost before cancelling their order. The original cost would have been $56,000.00. Supervisor Pero expressed that it was more than the Town should be spending. The Board did not act on this offer.
MISCELLANEOUS:
ROAD CLOSURE APPROVAL: Supervisor Pero asked the Board to approve the closing of Route 249 on Saturday June 20 at 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM from the Brant Park going east to Morley Road for the 5K run. Also, he requested approval to close Hammond Road and Route 249 from Hammond to Hardpan Road on Sunday June 21st at 1:00 PM for the parade. Attorney Trask advised the Supervisor to be sure to check with the State before closing the roads. Supervisor Pero will look into it. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the road closures, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

TECH COMMITTEE REPORT: The Town Clerk updated the Board to the progress of the new website. It will not require any special software to be updated. Councilman DeCarlo will be making final decisions as to designs and layouts proposed.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:
COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Working on the Brant Summerfest

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Noted that all concert contracts have been signed. Paul Zittel will perform on
July 6. The concession stand will be open and there will be a 50/50 to benefit the Seniors. Thanked
Lynda Ostrowski and Karen Herc for their assistance with the contracts.

COUNCILMAN DECARLO: Attended the recent Planning Board meeting.

SUPERVISOR PERO:
• Hosting the Association of Erie County Government dinner/meeting at the Community Bldg on the 18th of June at 6:00 PM. Requests Board members to attend.
• Tax freeze paperwork has been successfully submitted. This paperwork is required for taxpayers to receive their refund checks from the Governor because the Town kept tax increases below 2%
• The Town will be receiving free trees to plant in an effort to prevent soil erosion. Example of the some of the trees are 40 Australian Pines, 110 Japanese Larch, 39 Spice Bush, etc. Allen Nolan will be planting them in the park.
• D21 Program requested presentations regarding the Town’s proposed use of Solar Power as a way to conserve energy. The presentation he submitted noted the proposed installation of Solar Panels and wind mills at the old dump site on Hardpan Rd. He proposes that the energy generated would be sold to the Grid, who would then credit the residents on their electric bills. The Governor is going to issue a grant, and he is hoping the plan he submitted is chosen.
• Supervisor Pero attended 16 meetings in May
• Last Summerfest meeting will be held June 10th at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held to finalize things. Supervisor Pero briefly summarized some of the events that were scheduled.
• Supervisor Pero read the following WALL OF FAME INDUCTEE TO BE HONORED “WAYNE FALK”

Supervisor Pero motioned to adopt the Wall of Fame dedication to Wayne Falk and was seconded the by the entire Town Board. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: No one spoke
CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Sales tax revenue as of June 5th is 3.48% above the corresponding payment in 2014. The Year to Date amount is up .43% from 2014
• Supervisor Pero read a letter requesting a change in the way Board of Assessment and Review members are paid. The Board will be asked to approve the changes. The letter from James Hooge, Chairman of the Board of Assessment and review read as follows:

To: Brant Town Board
Re: Board of Assessment Review

Dear Board members,

At the Organizational Meeting on January 2, 2015, the stipend for BOAR members was established as $100.00 per member annually, they attend all sessions of just one.

This is inconsistent with other boards where they are paid according to the meetings attended.

I recommend that the Board members get paid as follows:

1. If there are no grievances to review:
a. $25.00 – Morning session
b. $25.00 – Evening session
c. $25.00 – Deliberation Meeting
d. $25.00 Determination Meeting
2. If a deliberation meeting is not needed:
a. $33.00 – Morning session
b. $33.00 – Evening session
c. $34.00 – Determination Meeting

Sincerely,

James Hooge, Chairman

When Supervisor Pero finished reading the letter, asked for a motion to approve the change in how Board of Assessment and Review members are paid. It was also noted that this method of payment will also be noted in the Organizational meetings. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the change in pay, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CORRESPONDENCE (CONT’D)

• NEST LETTER: Discussed the proposed “Paint Stewardship” and “e-Waste” law changes.
• Letter from Time Warner: proposed changes in their programming
• EQUALIZATION RATE 87%: A letter from the State Department of Taxation noted that the Town of Brant is at 87% equalization rate. Supervisor Pero stated we will state at that rate. Buffalo is at 88%, Alden is at 47%, Amherst is at 100% and Hamburg is at 54%.
• INVITATION TO VILLAGE TO REVIEW MASTER PLAN: Planning Board chairman recommends the Town invite the Village of Farnham to participate in the Master Plan review.

Supervisor Pero read Abstract 6:
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Abstract 6 of 2015
*Prepaid and unpaid as of June 9, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $28,414.34
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $5,129.92
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $4,721.41
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $5,550.75
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,180.64
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 4/19/15 – 5/30/15 Totaling: $43,788.20
General Part Town Payroll 4/19/15 – 5/30/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 4/19/15 – 5/30/15 Totaling: $4,202.63
Highway Payroll PT 4/19/15 – 5/30/15 Totaling: $4,145.02

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the payment of Abstract 6 as listed above. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

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Supervisor Pero then read the requested pre-approval of the following vouchers for prepayment on Abstract 7:

NOTE: Request Pre-approval for Abstract 7
Michele Browning – Mileage 1/13 to 6/4 $181.68
Time Warner – Senior Comm Bldg bill $156.14?
Community Papers of WNY $12.04
Bestway Container Service $7,542.50
Crowd Control Store – (Police) $605.57
Walmart Credit Card $54.22
Dell $488.29
Nicholas Burbige $50.00
USDA, Rural Development $15,782.50

TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………………….$24,872.94

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve for pre-payment the above noted vouchers on Abstract 7 of 2015. Councilman Clark seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

The Next Board meeting will be held July 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

At 9:48 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to enter executive session. No decisions will be rendered during the session, which will be held for Contract Negotiations.

At 10:25 PM the Board closed their executive session with a motion from Supervisor Pero, seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek.

Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn at 10:26 PM, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for May 12, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for May 12, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, May 12, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Absent: Councilman Donald Clark

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Phyllis Mogavero, resident
Patty Friend, Town Historian
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Tammy Lonkey, of Lonkey Collision

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE APRIL 14, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of the April 14th meeting, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s March 2015 Financial Report as presented. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: No budget modifications were presented

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s March 2015 Regular Financial Report and the Tax Collection Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S MARCH 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the March 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker had not arrived at the meeting. His report will be addressed later in the meeting.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S APRIL 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel summarized her report
for April 2015. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by
Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT APRIL 2015: The April 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins. The chief reminded all that May 18 through the 31st, extra patrols will be on duty to enforce the seat belt law. He also noted that there is a new program to help save lives of someone who may overdose on Opiates such as heroin. It is a nasal spray that if administered nasally to an unconscious person, it increases the chance of the person surviving an overdose. It does not hurt a person who is found unconscious due to diabetic or other reason. There is a training course that must be attended before the nasal spray can be given to anyone who lives with someone at risk of overdose. Chief stated that many grandparents and parents are getting trained to use the product. Supervisor Pero instructed Chief Hepkins to set up a training course for anyone wanting the spray.
Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR APRIL 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for April 2015 was read by Clerk Daniel. Councilman DeCarlo moved to accept the Town Clerk’s April Activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: Councilman DeCarlo read the Planning Board report, as the secretary had to temporarily leave the meeting. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting was held

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: None received

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: No report received

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Supervisor Pero. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s April meeting were read by Councilman DeCarlo. The report noted that the Senior’s picnic will be held on August 3rd. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE OFFICER REPORT: At 7:30 PM, Supervisor Pero read the code officer’s report. He noted that anyone with questions for the code officer can ask him when he arrives. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

OLD BUSINESS:

SPECIAL USE PERMIT – LONKEY COLLISION SHOP: Supervisor Pero asked Planning Board Chairman to detail their findings regarding the questions that arose at last month’s public hearing regarding the Lonkey Collision special use permit application. [Clerk’s note: The Special Use permit decision was tabled in April until the application could be reviewed again]. Chairman Ostrowski presented that the planning board’s review showed no problems with the application. They recommend approval of the special use permit application. Attorney Trask asked if there are any conditions to be attached to the permit. Chairman Ostrowski stated that they recommend two conditions be applied to the permit:
1) Stockade Fence is to be maintained
2) No more than 10 unregistered vehicles to be stored on the property at one time
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve Andrew Lonkey’s Special Use Permit application to be located at 10962 Southwestern Blvd, with the above two conditions. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FEMA PARK REPAIR STATUS – DAMAGED BY THE NOVEMBER STORM: Supervisor Pero spoke of the status of the park repairs being done by FEMA. The damaged ground is being rolled and graded. He then spoke of the reimbursement amounts being paid to the Town following the damage caused Town wide during the November storm.

FIRE PROTECTION: ANGOLA CONTROL: Supervisor Pero spoke of the meeting he had with various Emergency personnel such as Ernest Masulla, the North Collins Fire Chief Peter Loretto. He also noted that Evans Dispatch has been paid their annual fee of approximately $2750.00.

e-WASTE COST AND SCHEDULE: The monthly e-waste collection has now begun. The next e-waste drop off will be held on May 30th. It will be held throughout summer in its normal location on the last Saturday of each month, from 9 am to noon. The Town will get paid .05 cents per lb as long as they can accumulate 6 pallets. He noted that the Town will be charged .35 cents per pound for anything with tubes. He added that since the program is funded by Town taxpayers, non-residents wishing to dispose of tube tv’s and monitors will be charged $3.00 for each TV.

Regarding tire drop off’s. Non residents will be charged $2.00 per tire, while residents will be permitted to drop off up to 4 tires (must be off their rims).

LETTERS OF RESIGNATION RECEIVED:

Supervisor Pero noted the receipt of two letters of resignation. One letter was addressed to Police Chief Hepkins and it was from Patrolman Michael Petrus (Badge #236). He notified the Town that he had accepted a position elsewhere. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the resignation with regret. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then noted a letter of resignation received from Highway clerk Willa Rosenblatt. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the resignation and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

NEW BUSINESS:

BLUS CROSS/BLUE SHIELD RATES: Supervisor Pero discussed a change in the rates for Blue Cross and Blue Shield. The Dental insurance rates will remain the same. Blue Cross and Blue Shield raised their premiums by a few cents. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the new rates and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

MEMORIAL DAY SERVICES: Memorial Day services will be held at the Memorial Park at 9:00 am on Monday May 25th.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER DISCUSSION: At 8:47 pm, CEO Brecker arrived at the meeting. He spoke about the Weitsman’s recycler. Councilman DeCarlo asked if the Board could get together to create a list of conditions for the Weitsman Special Use permit. Resident Lee Brunelli stated that once a special use permit is granted, it is automatically renewed each year. Resident Phyllis Mogavero expressed concern of the continued use of Hardpan Road by heavy trucks delivering scrap to Weitsman. Attorney Trask suggested the Town begin monitoring Hardpan traffic and to document the sinking culvert with photos.

SET PUBLIC HEARING – WEITSMAN SPECIAL USE PERMIT: Supervisor Pero motioned to set the public hearing for the Special Use Permit application of Weitsman Recycling for June 9th, 2015 at 8:00 PM. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PARKING LOT BIDS: Supervisor Pero spoke of the quotes he received to repave the Town Hall parking lots. They totaled $94,000.00 due to the need to meet prevailing wage requirements. He responded that the Town cannot afford that. He is now looking into the Town renting equipment to do the job themselves.

PERSONNEL APPOINTMENTS: Supervisor Pero read through the personnel appointments to be approved:

• HIGHWAY CLERK: Janice Ross, to complete the year at the remaining salary budgeted.
Supervisor Pero motioned to appoint Janice Ross as Highway Clerk and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

• BUS DRIVERS: Linda Bantle at a daily rate of $55.00/hr and Debra Birkemeier at $51.00/hr. On field trips, the rate of pay will be $133.00 for Linda Bantle and $123.00 for Debra Birkemeier.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment of Linda Bantle and Debra Burkenmeyer at the above stated hourly rate. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

• LIFE GUARDS: Bethany Davis (Head lifeguard @ $11.50/hr) other life guards: Zachary Davis, Mackenzie Ciciero, Nathan Ciciera, Fred Ball, Bethany Matthews and Robert Gerow at $9.75/hr
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment of the Pool Lifeguards as listed above at the hourly rates noted. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

• COUNSELORS:

ASSISTANT REC DIRECTOR Samantha Dawley @ $9.75/hr
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment of the Assistant Recreation Director as listed above at the hourly rates noted. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

OTHER RETURNING COUNSELORS @ $8.75/hr.:

1. Mary Catherine Crapsi
2. Zach Ippolito
3. Jon DeMaria
4. Liz Viapiano
5. Rebecca Walden
6. Alex Kaczmarek
7. Melissa Lopez
8. Courtney Black
9. Ashley Kurucz
10. Liz Bantle
11. Melanie Linsmaire
12. Jessica Ackley
13. Darian Evans
14. Emma Franco
15. Sam Gier
16. Rhyne Reynolds
17. Andrew Busch
18. Alie Jimerson
19. Lynsey Nolan
20. Rhianna Renaldo
21. Michaela Stepniak

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment of the returning counselors as listed above at the hourly rates noted. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COMMITTEE REPORTS:

• WEBSITE COMMITTEE: (Lynda Ostrowski and Barbara Daniel): Lynda Ostrowski noted the number of options considered for the updating of the website. It was recommended by the committee that David Sink, the Town’s IT person, be retained to revamp the site with a user friendly readily available software.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:

Councilman Kaczmarek: Reminded the Board about the defibrillator training set for next week.

Councilman Clark: Absent

Councilman DeCarlo: Nothing to report

Supervisor Pero:
• Items noted:
o DA account had a deficit due to the expense of the November storm
o Water account had a deficit due to the cost of repairs to water tower
o Solar Liberty now has completed the online monitoring feature for the power saved as a result of the solar panels on the highway garage.
o Time Warner phone lines. Due to lightening strike, the Town lost both internet and phones. The strike damaged the NFP phone modems, and numerous other server related items.
o DOT Milestrip Bridge closed until Nov. 9th.
o Looking into life insurance for Town employees
o Summerfest meeting date has not been decided.
o Attended 14 meetings in April

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR:

Police Chief Donald Hepkins asked about setting the rate of pay for Kevin Dalton. It was noted that the new rate of pay would not take effect until he has completed his 6 month probation period. Supervisor Pero motioned to bring Kevin Dalton’s rate of pay to $15.20 per hour upon completion of his 6 month probationary period. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Resident and Town Historian Patty Friend noted that she read about an arrest on Route 438 in the Hamburg Sun. She asked if that was in the Town of Brant. It was clarified that a portion of Route 438 is within the Town of Brant.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Thank you letter from Boys and Girls Club of Lakeshore.
• Sales tax revenue decreased by 4.11% YTD and is now .43% below same time last year.
• Letter from Time Warner regarding program changes.
• WNY Prism is holding a public information event to inform residents of the incidents of Invasive Species in our area.

Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
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Abstract 5 of 2015

*Prepaid and unpaid as of May 12, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $95,397.49
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $8,168.08
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $10,506.30
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $470.00
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,538.52
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 3/22/15 – 4/18/15 Totaling: $42,590.20
General Part Town Payroll 3/22/15 – 4/18/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 3/22/15 – 4/18/15 Totaling: $8,099.74
Highway Payroll PT 3/22/15 – 4/18/15 Totaling: $0

NOTE: Request Pre-approval for Abstract 6

Barbara Daniel (Network connector for the Server due to lightening damage) $24.99
Angola Pennysaver (Community Calendar) $119.88
USDA/Rural Development $1,500.00

TOTAL OF REQUESTED PRE-PAYS FOR ABSTRACT 6………………………….$1,644.87

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Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve payment of Abstract 5 of 2015, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye.
3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

The Next Board meeting will be held June 9, 2015 at 7:30 PM.

Justice Jeffrey Gier entered the Board meeting and asked if the Town Board could raise the fee for the driving school to $35.00. Supervisor Pero made the motion to raise the fee. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn at 8:23 PM and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for April 14, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for April 14, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Donald Clark, Councilman
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Ronald Kobel, Resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Donald Hepkins, Chief of Police
Joyce Ellis, resident
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Mark Mogavero, resident

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 10, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of the March 10th meeting, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s February 2015 Financial Report as presented. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: No budget modifications were presented

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s February 2015 Regular Financial Report and the Tax Collection Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S JANUARY 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the February 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker presented his report for March. Councilman Clark asked if the deceased animals on the Nudd farm had been removed. Code Officer Brecker stated that on his last visit, he only saw 6 carcasses. He notified the owner that the carcasses have to be buried but the hay can be spread on the field. He will do weekly observations. Supervisor Pero stated that the debris must be taken care of as soon as possible. Code Officer Brecker was asked about the Weitsman meeting. CEO Brecker stated the meeting was very good and Mr. Weitsman is going to make some very expensive changes to make

the facility operations easier on the neighbors. Councilman Clark motioned to approve the Code Officer’s report as presented, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S MARCH 2015 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel summarized her report
for March 2015. She then asked the Board to decide what constitutes a “seized” of a dog. Are there any
circumstances that would negate the fees, such as the owner arrives on the scene as the dog is being picked
up. The Board will discuss this at a later date. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the report as read,
and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT MARCH 2015: The March 2015 police report was presented by Chief Donald Hepkins.
Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

APPOINTMENT OF KEVIN R. DALTON – P/T PATROLMAN: Police Chief Donald Hepkins then asked the
Town Board to approve the appointment of Kevin R. Dalton as part-time patrolman with the following
Conditions. He must:
1) Successfully completes the second phase of the Erie County Basic Training Academy.
2) Successfully complete the Town of Brant Police Field Training Officer Program, and
3) Successfully complete a six month probationary period. Starting pay shall be set at a future
Town Board meeting.

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the appointment, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A
Roll Call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye,
Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for March 2015 was read by Clerk Daniel. Councilman Clark moved to accept the Town Clerk’s March Activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: No meeting was held

ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting was held

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: None received

PARKS COMMISSIONER REPORT: No report received

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Councilman Kaczmarek. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s March meeting were read by secretary Lynda Ostrowski. The report noted that Marge Pero was voted Senior of the month. Their next meeting will be held on April 15. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

OLD BUSINESS:

MEETING WITH D.O.T. ALAN PARK REGARDING CLEAN UP OF STORM DAMAGE TO PARK: Supervisor Pero noted the D.O.T. met with Allen Nolan regarding the work to be done to clean up the park area that was used during the storm. D.O.T. came to the location and broke up the piles. They will come back with a dump truck, loader, grader, roller and millings to repair the damage. Cones will be put up during the work.

MEETING WITH FEMA REGARDING BRIDGES DAMAGED BY THE STORM: Supervisor Pero spoke of his meeting with FEMA regarding the need for repairs on bridges in Town. One is located on Maiden Lane. The other is on Hammond Road dead end (the dead end that intersects with Route 20).

NEW BUSINESS:

USPS DELAYED DELIVERY OF FORWARDED TAX BILLS: Supervisor Pero discussed a recent problem a number of residents had. Those who were relying on the USPS to forward their mail to their winter addresses received their bills after their due date. The bills which bore the original postmark of February 17th, had yellow forwarding stickers that showed the USPS held the bills at their Rochester Facility until March 13. These residents began getting their bills on March 19, already three days late. Supervisor Pero noted that current law does not allow the Town to waive the penalties. However, he will draft and present a proposed resolution at the May for the Board to consider adopting to be forwarded on to the legislature, in hopes that the law could be amended to allow waiver’s in situations such as this.

FIRE PROTECTION: Supervisor Pero noted that Angola Control has taken over Helmuth. He is scheduled to meet with the Fire Chief to define what our contract is and who has the service area east of Mileblock.

BOND ANTICIPATED NOTE: Supervisor Pero mentioned that the Town will only one more payment of $30,000.00 for the New Town Hall. The BAN was previously 1.4% but as of today its 1.25%. A payment is required by Friday.

COUNTYWIDE PARTICIPATION IN GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY PLAN:

Supervisor Pero presented the following resolution to be adopted:

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE TOWN OF BRANT SUPPORTING TOWN/VILLAGE PARTICIPATION IN COUNTYWIDE GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY PLAN.
WHEREAS, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the Property Tax Freeze Credit to provide property tax refunds to homeowners as part of the 2014-2015 State Budget; and
WHEREAS, the new law encourages local governments to generate long-term tax relief for taxpayers by sharing services, consolidating or merging, and demonstrating and implementing operational efficiencies; and
WHEREAS, in year one of the program, which is 2015 for local governments, homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit if their local government stays within the property tax cap; and
WHEREAS, in year two of the program, which is 2016 for local governments, homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit for property taxes from any taxing jurisdiction in which the homeowner resides that stays within the property tax cap and puts forward a State-approved Government Efficiency Plan demonstrating savings equivalent to one percent of their property tax levies in each of the following three years; and
WHEREAS, while local governments may take a variety of approaches to develop their Government Efficiency Plans, the State has strongly encouraged they convene and facilitate a process to develop and submit county-wide Government Efficiency Plans; and
WHEREAS, as exemplified in the recent establishment of the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation in 2012, this community has a history of receiving recognition by the State for demonstrating successful regional collaborations involving many municipalities; and
WHEREAS, Erie County has offered to coordinate the development of such Government Efficiency Plans as the “lead agency” on behalf of all interested municipalities; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Brant is interested in intergovernmental cooperation with Erie County and other municipalities in submitting a county-wide Government Efficiency Plan and desires to memorialize its intention to participate in a coordinated Plan to allow its homeowners to receive the Freeze Credit.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Brant seeks to ensure that Town/Village homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit as part of the new State law; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Brant did not exceed its designated property tax cap for fiscal year 2015 and memorializes that it has no intention of exceeding the cap for fiscal year 2016, which if exceeded would disqualify the Town/village from participation in the Property Tax Cap Freeze Credit Program; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Brant Town Board does hereby express its support for, and participation in an Erie County-wide Government Efficiency Plan; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Board urges the New York State Division of the Budget to approve Erie County’s coordinated Government Efficiency Plan with local governments with the understanding that Brant has played an active role in the identification of preexisting and implementation of new services, consolidations or merges, and operational efficiencies within the Town of Brant for inclusion in the country-wide plan; and
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Erie County Executive; the Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Planning; the County Comptroller; the County Attorney; the Director of Budget and Management; and the Association of Erie County Governments.
RESOLUTION #15-0414-01 ADOPTED: Supervisor Pero made the motioned to adopt the resolution, and Councilman Clark seconding the motion. A roll call vote was taken:

Supervisor Pero Voting AYE
Councilman Clark Voting AYE
Councilman Kaczmarek Voting AYE
Councilman DeCarlo Voting AYE RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

SHARING OF LGRMIF SCANNERS WITH VILLAGE:

Supervisor Pero read the following proposed resolution:

STATE OF New York:
COUNTY OF ERIE:
TOWN OF BRANT:

WHEREAS The Office of State Comptroller has issued an order for Local Governments to reduce operating expenses by increasing Shared Services; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Brant has recognized the New York State Governor’s recent order to local governments to prepare a Government Efficiency Plan; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to General Municipal Law Article 5-G, local governments are authorized to share services that would otherwise be duplicated; and

WHEREAS, the Office of State Comptroller has published a guideline in their Research Brief entitled “Shared Services Among New York’s Local Governments” to assist Local Governments in finding areas where shared services could be implemented. Within the guideline, Administrative services are listed, specifically Records Management; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Brant has recently acquired an LGRMIF Grant (Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund); to enable the digitizing of all Town Maps, Drawings, Site Plans, Blue Prints, Building Permits, etc; and

WHEREAS, the Village of Farnham too, within the Town of Brant, has a building department, water department and sewer department. Records maintained by these departments include waterline location maps & drawings, Main water lines for both Village and Town, Hydrant locations, Sewer maps, Building permits, Village maps; and putting these items in an easy to access format would assist in FOIL requests, digging requests, water/sewer line repairs.

WHEREAS, in an effort to increase the Town of Brant’s shared services in cooperation with the New York State Governor’s request that Town’s prepare a Local Government Efficiency Plan, The Brant Town Board hereby submits, via this resolution, a formal invitation to the Village of Farnham to utilize the scanners that have been made available to the Town of Brant; and

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Brant Town Board hereby authorizes the Village of Farnham to utilize the Town’s new scanning equipment to bring their records management department current with digitizing of records. They are also authorized to maintain their records in an ongoing manner. Scheduling of scanning to be permitted during Town Clerk hours of operation

RESOLUTION # 15-0414-02 ADOPTED THIS 14th DAY OF APRIL 2015 AT A REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING OF THE TOWN OF BRANT WITH THE MAJORITY OF THE TOWN BOARD VOTING AS FOLLOWS:

VOTE: SUPERVISOR PERO VOTING
COUNCILMAN DECARLO VOTING
COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK VOTING
COUNCILMAN CLARK VOTING
RESOLUTION ADOPTED

MISCELANEOUS:

Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the payment of training for Board of Assessment and Review Board members Joseph Ostrowski and Joyce Ellis. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: Lynda Ostrowski summarized options regarding the updates to be done to the Town’s website.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:
COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Attended the Summerfest meeting. He noted that the Lakeshore Youth
Football will pay for the Band (Underground Stampede) that will perform on that Friday. He then
spoke about changes to consider for Hardpan Road such as adding a weight limit and if not that, perhaps a speed limit. Lenny will look into a speed limit change.
He then reported on the defibulator training. He noted that Head lifeguard Bethany Davis, Rec
director Vincent Finninzio and Allen Nolan will attend the training at a cost of $38.00 each for the three hour course. He asked the Board to approve the cost of training.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the cost of the defib training, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye,
Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Working with Lynda Ostrowski on the summer concerts. The scheduled is as
follows: Paul Zittel-July 6th, Toucan Jam-July 13, Sunset Bluegrass Band-July 20, Niagara Frontier Chord
Authority-July 27, and Country Joe-August 3rd. He then addressed the possibility of the Lake Shore
Football concession stand being open.
He then discussed a request from Chief Hepkins for a new street light at Pole # 169 on Milestrip Road.
It was noted that they need to obtain the Niagara Mohawk number from the pole. Councilman Clark
will get the other numbers from the Pole so the Board can act on it in May. No action was taken.

PUBLIC HEARING:

Since it was 8:00 PM, the Town Board Reports were interrupted to open the public hearing to discuss
the Lonkey Collision Special Use Permit application. The Town Clerk read the public notice:

LEGAL NOTICE
TOWN OF BRANT TOWN BOARD
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN of a PUBLIC HEARING to be held by the Brant Town Board in the Town Hall, 1272 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York on the 14th day of April, 2015 at 8:00 P.M. local time for the purpose of considering the Special Use Permit application of Lonkey Collision to operate a motor vehicle Collision shop located at 10962 Southwestern Blvd, otherwise identified as SBL# 266.00-2-15.1 within the Town of Brant New York. Brant Code Section 161-67(B)(2) requires a public hearing for Special Use permit applications.
All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard.
Dated: March 30, 2015
By order of the Brant Town Board
BARBARA DANIEL
BRANT TOWN CLERK

Supervisor Pero motioned to open the public Hearing and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero asked if anyone present would like to speak about the application. No one spoke.

At 8:03 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to close the public hearing. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then noted that he had received some information about the applicant that he had to look into prior to the decision. He then motioned to table the decision for a later date to allow the Code Officer and Planning Board to further review the application. Councilman Kaczmarek seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS (Cont’d):

COUNCILMAN DeCARLO: Councilman DeCarlo presented a request for the Town Board to approve
the cost of attending a Law Enforcement Seminar attended annually by Chief Hepkins and Lieutenant
Slawek. Everything is covered except for the lodging. It is located in Syracuse. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the expense. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman DeCarlo asked the Planning Board to review the Master Plan as he feels it is overdue. Attorney Trask noted that updating the Master Plan is very involved. He advised the Board to vote on the decision to direct the Planning Board to review the Comprehensive Master Plan and to make recommendations to the Town Board. No updates will be made, only recommendations. Councilman DeCarlo motioned, and Supervisor Pero seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR PERO:

o Solar Liberty has installed the online monitoring to allow residents to log on and see the savings in the electric for the highway garage. It is not working at this moment but it will be working soon.
o The LEWPA grant has been awarded in the amount of $250,000 which is more than they were expecting.
o Allen is going to meet with DFT and Verizon to see if a lower price alternatives for the phones can be found.
o CRA notified him that we only paid then $1,250 toward our bill, leaving $2,200.00 unpaid. They have decided to waive the balance of $2,200.00
o Route 438 will now be re-opened at the end of April. The DOT will then close Milestrip for the bridge repairs over the thruway.
o Culvert repairs will be conducted in the fall in connection with the damage done during the November storm.
o E=Waste will resume on April 25th.
o Summerfest meeting will be held April 29 at 7:00 PM. The event is scheduled or June 19-21st of June. He noted that Underground Stampede will perform on Friday.
o Was ill during most of March and therefore did not attend many meetings.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: Joyce Ellis spoke. She thanked the Councilmen for the meeting that was held with Weitsman. She also presented the Board with a signed petition.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Letter from Legislature Mills regarding a law he is working on that will require pawn shops to report anything over $15.00. It is being proposed as Local Law #1 of 2015
• Letter from Senator Pay Gallivan is working on finding ways to help towns with ways to fund the cost of the mandated Tax Cap tax freeze.
• Letter from Peter Chiavetta (EMS Core) to cover Brant & Evans to replace Rural Metro. They will need all Towns and reservation to participate.
• Resolution from Legislator Rath regarding Local IDA’s decision making, Supervisor Pero wants to table this until a later date.
• Letter of approval from ECEMC to the advisory Committee
• Sales Tax April 1st Sales Tax payment is 1.4% greater than the 2014 corresponding payment, and the Year to Date has increased by 5.5% over last year.
• Letter from Time Warner cable regarding changes they are making
• Letter from a resident complaining about that recyclables are being put in with the trash. Attorney Trask advised the Supervisor to make sure our contract doesn’t prohibit co-mingling of trash and recyclables.

MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION:

Councilman Kaczmarek mentioned the possibility of creating a DPW. Supervisor Pero responded that it would be considered an increase in our shared services requirements, and we should look into it.
Supervisor Pero read the Abstract:
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Abstract 4 of 2015

*Prepaid and unpaid as of April 14, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $45,979.29
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $7,953.82
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $23,033.20
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $0
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,768.37
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 2/22/15 – 3/21/15 Totaling: $42,189.22
General Part Town Payroll 2/22/15 – 3/21/15 Totaling: $749.04
Highway Payroll TW 2/22/15 – 3/21/15 Totaling: $9,643.60
Highway Payroll PT 2/22/15 – 3/21/15 Totaling: $0

Councilman Clark motioned to approve payment of Abstract 4 of 2015, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then noted the Town Clerk’s request to approve for prepayment, the following vouchers that arrived after the close of Abstract 4. These will become prepays on Abstract 5:

NOTE: Request Pre-approval for Abstract 5

State Comptroller – (Fines & Penalties Share)………………………………………………….$8,919.50
First Bankcard/Evans Credit (Reservations @ Residence Inn in Albany for Judge Gier
For Training on 4/23-4/25/15 ………………………………………………………………………..$206.45
National Fuel (Due May 2nd)…………………………………………………………………………..$857.22
Crystal Rock – (Received today @ 3:30PM) and due Upon Receipt…………………………….$ 45.46
BXI Consultants, Inc – Xerox Scanner, Printer, Copier Grant)………………………………..$9995.00

TOTAL……………………………………………………………………………………………$20,023.63

Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve payment of above listed vouchers for Abstract 5 of 2015, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

The Next Board meeting will be held May 12, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

At 8:30 PM, Supervisor Pero announced that an executive session would entered into prior to the close of the meeting. No decisions will be rendered during the session, which will be held for Pending Contract Negotiations. He noted that the adjournment will be in memory of Anna Chiavetta and Samantha Morales who recently passed away.

At 8:31 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to enter executive session to discuss contract negotiations. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye.

At 8:55 the Board closed their executive session with a motion from Supervisor Pero, seconded by Councilman DeCarlo.

Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn at 8:56 PM and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for March 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for March 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

Minutes of the March 10, 2015 Town Board mtg

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Donald Clark, Councilman
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Neil Ross, Planning Board member
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Joseph DeCarlo, Assessor
Joyce Ellis, resident
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Joe Wittenzellner, resident
Phyllis Mogavero, resident
Mark Mogavero, resident
Brian Campbell, SUN reporter

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE FEBRUARY 10, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the minutes of both meetings, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman DeCarlo moved and was seconded by Councilman Clark to accept the Supervisor’s January 2015 Financial Report as presented. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS:

Supervisor Pero read the Budget modifications. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the budget mods as presented, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Budget Mods were as follows:

SUBJECT: Recommended Budget Modification # 6 as of : Year End 12/31/2014

Please make a resolution at the regular Town Board meeting on March 10th 2015 to approve the
following Year End Budget Modifications to the 2014 Adopted Budget.

Budget Dec From/ Fund Account Amount
Modification (Inc) To Code Description Object Over Budget
General Fund – Townwide (A)
$ 1,390.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (1,390.00) (CR) Increase A1220.11 Supervisor Secretary Pers Serv $ 1,389.25

$ 800.00 (DR) Decrease A1220.2 Supervisor Equip & Cap Out
219.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ 1,019.00 (CR) Increase A1220.4 Supervisor Contr Expend $ 1,018.81

$ 200.00 (DR) Decrease A1355.12 Assessment Board of Review Pers Serv
376.00 (DR) Decrease A1355.2 Assessment Equip & Cap Out
$ (576.00) (CR) Increase A1355.11 Assessment Clerk Pers Serv $ 575.11

$ 25.00 (DR) Decrease A1355.2 Assessment Equip & Cap Out
$ (25.00) (CR) Increase A1355.4 Assessment Contr Expend $ 24.95

$ 1,462.00 (DR) Decrease A1621.1 New Town Hall Pers Serv
$ (1,462.00) (CR) Increase A1621.4 New Town Hall Contr Expend $ 1,461.31

$ 318.00 (DR) Decrease A1625.1 Recreation Building Pers Serv
$ (318.00) (CR) Increase A1625.4 Recreation Building Contr Expend $ 317.66

$ 459.00 (DR) Decrease A1680.4 Central Data Processing Contr Expend
$ (459.00) (CR) Increase A1670.4 Central Print & Mail Contr Expend $ 458.09

$ 303.00 (DR) Decrease A3120.12 Police (Court Baliff) Pers Serv
$ (303.00) (CR) Increase A3120.1 Police (Chief) Pers Serv $ 303.00

$ 1,232.00 (DR) Decrease A3120.12 Police (Court Baliff) Pers Serv
446.00 (DR) Decrease A3120.13 Police (Court Appearances) Pers Serv
745.00 (DR) Decrease A3120.4 Police Contr Expend
2,400.00 (DR) Decrease A3120.41 Police/Radio Air Card Contr Expend
1,000.00 (DR) Decrease A3310.1 Traffic Control (Bunny Grant) Pers Serv
1,200.00 (DR) Decrease A3310.11 Traffic Control (STEP Grant) Pers Serv
69.00 (DR) Decrease A3310.2 Traffic Control Equip & Cap Out
$ 7,092.00 (CR) Increase A3120.11 Police (officers, Guards) Pers Serv $ 7,091.69

$ 323.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (323.00) (CR) Increase A7110.4 Parks Contr Expend $ 322.16

$ 101.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
$ (101.00) (CR) Increase A7550.4 Celebrations Contr Expend $ 100.27

$ 1,097.00 (DR) Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account Contr Expend
803.00 (DR) Decrease A7410.4 Library Contr Expend
$ (1,900.00) (CR) Increase A8760.1 Emergency Disaster Work Pers Serv $ 1,900.00

$ 1,653.00 (DR) Decrease A7510.4 Historian Contr Expend
$ (1,653.00) (CR) Increase A8760.4 Emergency Disaster Work Contr Expend $ 1,652.44

General – Part Town (B)

$ 162.00 (DR) Decrease B8160.4 Refuse & Garbage Contr Expend
$ (162.00) (CR) Increase B8010.4 Zoning Contr Expend $ 161.52

62.00 (DR) Decrease B8160.4 Refuse & Garbage Contr Expend
$ (62.00) (CR) Increase B8011.4 Zoning Board of Appeals Contr Expend $ 61.15

$ 955.00 (DR) Decrease B8160.4 Refuse & Garbage Contr Expend
$ (955.00) (CR) Increase B8011.4 Planning Contr Expend $ 955.00

Highway Fund – Townwide (DA)

DA5130.4 Machinery Contr Expend $ 4,519.36
DA5142.1 Snow Removal Pers Serv 2,310.37
DA5142.4 Snow Removal Contr Expend 6,935.25
DA8760.4 Emergency Disaster Work Contr Expend 1,485.40
$ (15,250.38)

The above expenditures resulted in the 2014 Budget being over spent by $15,250.38 due to the November
Storm (11/17 to 11/23) and the severe weather experienced during the month of December.
Claims were filed with FEMA and the County of Erie for reimbursement of our snow removal expenses.
This siuation will result in a year end fund balance of approximately $25,000 and will therefore affect
the 2015 Budget Year which appropriated $51,000 of the Fund Balance.
. Thus, approximately $26,000 of the total appropriations budget ($196,872) will be unfunded.

Water District #1 (SW)

SW8340.4 Transmission/Distribution Contr Expend $ 3,875.00

This over drawn appropriation will result in a deficit year end fund balance of $3,306.

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Clark moved to accept the Town Clerk’s January 2015 Regular Financial Report and the Tax Collection Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S JANUARY 2015 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES GIER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Kaczmarek made the motion to approve the January 2015 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker was not present. His report will be presented upon his arrival.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S JANUARY 2015 REPORTS: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel verbally summarized her report for February 2015. She will provide a written report with her March report at the April meeting. No vote was taken.

POLICE REPORT FEBRUARY 2015: The February 2015 police report was read by Councilman Mark DeCarlo.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR FEBRUARY 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for February 2015 was read by Clerk Daniel. Councilman DeCarlo moved to accept the Town Clerk’s February Activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S FEBRUARY REPORT: Code Enforcement Officer Gary Brecker arrived at 7:20 PM and presented his February Code Officer’s report.

Prior to approving his report, Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to allow public discussion regarding the meeting held with Weitsman. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Councilman Kaczmarek noted that the trucks that were using Hardpan Road were Flex-O-Vit. They have been recently notified to use Route 20 to Route 249. Councilman Kaczmarek also noted items discussed at the meeting he and Supervisor Pero recently had with Mr. Weitsman. Some of the items discussed were:
• Paving of the Lot
• Lighting
• Equipment lights
• Limiting the use of equipment on Sundays

Resident Joe Wittenzellner noted that scrap prices are down right now. He is worried that when the prices rise again, the noise will pick up again. He also requests a copy of the Special Use Permit so that he can monitor the activity to be usre it is compliance with the conditions of the permit.

Resident Mark Mogavero wants a week notice of any future meetings with Weitsman.

Resident Joyce Ellis requests a copy of the permit issued to Weitsman. She was instructed to forward any FOIL requests to the Town Clerk’s Office.

Joyce Ellis will be notified and invited to the next meeting to be held with Mr. Weitsman.

At the conclusion of the above discussion, Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to accept the Code Enforcement Officer’s report as presented prior to discussion. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: Zoning Board secretary Lynda Ostrowski read her report for the February 24th Planning Board meeting. The Planning Board heard the application of Lonkey Collision to open a collision repair shop at 10962 Southwestern Blvd. It was also announced that Planning Board meetings will now be held on the first Monday of each month. Councilman Clark motioned to accept the reports as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SET PUBLIC HEARING FOR LONKEY SPECIAL USE PERMIT APPLICATION: Supervisor Pero motioned to set a public hearing for April 14th at 8:00 PM to vote on the Lonkey Collision shop application. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting held.

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Nothing to report.

PARKS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Nothing to report.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s March meeting were read by secretary Lynda Ostrowski. Supervisor Pero motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Supervisor Pero then acknowledged the correspondence between Code Officer Brecker and the Assessor’s office who requested copies of permits.

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Supervisor Pero. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received.

OLD BUSINESS:

2015 CHEVY TAHOE: Supervisor Pero noted that the new police SUV is currently being painted. The cost of the Tahoe was $32,945.45.

NYS MUNICIPAL GRANT: Supervisor Pero spoke with Keith Brian and noted that despite the fact that Senator Grisanti was defeated in the election, the grants for the Town Hall are still in the pipeline.

COUNTY & FEMA REIMBURSEMENTS: Supervisor Pero mentioned that his request to FEMA reimbursement for the expenses suffered as a result of the November snow storm. The reimbursement should be approximately $44,000 to $50,000.

SUNNKING E-WASTE: Supervisor Pero read from a letter from N.E.S.T. stating they will be retaining the services of SUNNKING for E-Waste. The Town will begin the e-waste again in the spring.

NEW BUSINESS:

LETTER OF RESIGNATION FROM PATROLMAN BRIAN HANNER: Supervisor Pero read a letter of resignation from Patrolman Brian Hanner. Hanner resigned from the Brant Police on March 5th, 2015 after being hired by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department. The entire Town Board motioned to accept the resignation with regret, and the entire Town Board seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: Lynda Ostrowski and Barbara Daniel spoke of a meeting they held regarding the website project. Another meeting will be held when the committee’s third member, Frank Broughton returns from overseas.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:
COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Nothing to report

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Working with Lynda Ostrowski on the Summer concerts. He will also be
working with Councilman Kaczmarek to work out any conflicts with the Football schedule.

COUNCILMAN DeCARLO: Nothing to report.

SUPERVISOR PERO:
o Solar Liberty will be installing a meter on the Highway Garage to allow those interested to log online at NYSERDA to see the electric generated.
o DOT letter regarding the scheduled road closing on Route 438 that was supposed to be re-opened on March 6, but has been delayed due to the delay in the shipment of steel. The re-opening of Route 438 has now been rescheduled for the end of April.
o DOT letter regarding the bridge replacement (Cross Culvert #7 of the State)
o Single Audit Request County: Supervisor Pero sent in the grant certifications
o Summerfest meeting date will be decided at a later date (originally scheduled for March 23rd at 6:30 PM)
o Government Efficiency Plan Summary: The NYS governor has issued an order for local towns to show a plan to lower taxes. Supervisor Pero noted that this will adversely affect the tight budget he has kept for his time in office. He added that the mandate is unfunded.
o Supervisor Pero attended 10 meetings in February
o Supervisor Pero read through his year-end Financial Summary.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR: No one spoke

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• Letter from Highway Clerk Willa Rosenblatt complaining in the reduction in her pay. Supervisor Pero noted that she works from 1 to 1-1/2 hours every two weeks which translates to approximately 3 hours a month. Supervisor Pero noted that some of the clerk’s work has been placed onto other Town staff which who are not being paid to do the work which should be part of the Highway Clerk duties. [clerk note: clerk’s pay was reduced from $3,500 per year salary to $1,500/year salary].
• Letter from National Fuel
• Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers
• Sales Tax March payment is 2.94% greater than the 2014 corresponding payment
• Letter from Time Warner regarding their programming changes

Supervisor Pero read the following Abstracts:

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Abstract 15 of 2014

*Prepaid and unpaid as of March 10, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $0.00
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $10,865.00
Abstract 3 of 2015
*Prepaid and unpaid as of March 10, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $71,230.86
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $7,577.93
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $16,740.87
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $807.39
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $2,683.69
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 1/25/14 – 2/21/15 Totaling: $40,561.66
General Part Town Payroll 1/25/14 – 2/21/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 1/25/14 – 2/21/15 Totaling: $13,901.15
Highway Payroll PT 1/25/14 – 2/21/15 Totaling: $0

Also approved were two vouchers that arrived after the abstract was completed:

1) IRR Supply $165.68 (Thermostat for the Community Bldg and thermostat cover for Rec Bldg)
2) Time Warner $81.44

Councilman Clark motioned to approve payment of Abstract 15 of 2014 and Abstract 3 of 2015, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Next Board meeting will be held April 14, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

At 8:30 PM, Supervisor Pero spoke fondly of the recently deceased Rose Trask, the mother of Town Attorney William Trask. He mentioned how caring she was. The entire Board motioned to adjourn in her memory. The entire Board seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Minutes for February 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Minutes for February 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.

PRESENT WERE:
Leonard K. Pero, Supervisor
Donald Clark, Councilman
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
Chad Kaczmarek, Councilman (arrived at 7:50 PM)
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary

Also present and signed in were:

Lee Brunelli, resident
Joseph Ostrowski, Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Secretary to the Boards
Janice Ross, Planning Board member
Donald Hepkins, Police Chief
Joyce Ellis, resident
Brenda Emminger, resident
Karl Simmeth, NYS Assembly representative
Debra Ritz, resident
Brian Rott, resident
Lee A. Widmer-Wick (Boys & Girls Club)
Brian Campbell, SUN reporter

The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.

APPROVAL OF THE JANUARY 6, 2015 ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING AND JANUARY 6, 2015 REGULAR TOWN BOARD MEETING. Councilman Clark motioned to accept the minutes of both meetings, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Clark moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s December 2014 Financial Report as presented. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

BUDGET MODS: No budget mods were presented.

TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Supervisor Pero moved to accept the Town Clerk’s November 2014 Financial Report. He was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

COURT CLERK’S DECEMBER 2014 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES COOPER & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Supervisor Pero made the motion to approve the December 2014 financial reports of both justice’s bail and regular accounts, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: CEO Brecker presented his January report. Councilman Clark asked how the surveillance project was going for the Weitsman issue. Supervisor Pero noted that a meeting was scheduled for the next day with the owner, Ben Weitsman. Councilman Clark motioned to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S JANUARY 2015 REPORTS: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel presented her report for January 2015. She provided the Board with her recent Ag & Mkts inspections. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the report as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

POLICE REPORT JANUARY 2015: The January 2015 police report was read by Police Chief Donald Hepkins.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR JANUARY 2015: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for January 2015 was read by Clerk Daniel. Councilman Clark moved to accept the Town Clerk’s January Activity report as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

ZONING BOARD REPORT: Zoning Board secretary Lynda Ostrowski read the reports for two Zoning Board meetings. The first was for the January 28, 2015 meeting and the second was for the February 5th meeting where the Board adopted a more formal resolution regarding the Lotus Bay fence issue. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the reports as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

PLANNING BOARD REPORT: No meeting held

RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: Nothing to report.

PARKS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Nothing to report

TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: The Town Historian minutes were read by Supervisor Pero. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No reports were received, per Councilman Clark.

SENIOR’S REPORT: Minutes of the Senior’s February meeting were read by secretary Lynda Ostrowski. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to accept the minutes as read. He was seconded by Councilman Clark. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

OLD BUSINESS:

Supervisor Pero gave a brief CDBG projects review:

• The 2015 CDBG grant has been approved for Rural Transit in the amount of $270,000.
• Declined for the 2015 CDBG year was the request to install automatic door opener for the Senior Community Bldg in the amount of $18,500.00

WATER CONTRACT WITH VILLAGE OF FARNHAM EXTENDED TO DEC. 31, 2015: Supervisor Pero motioned to extend the Water contract with the Village of Farnham until December 31, 2015. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
MISCELLANEOUS:

POLICE CHEVY TAHOE: Supervisor Pero announced that the new Chevy Tahoe is now in stock.

NEW BUSINESS:

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR COUNTY WIDE EFFICIENCY PLAN:

Supervisor Pero motioned to adoption of the following resolution:

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE TOWN OF BRANT SUPPORTING TOWN/VILLAGE PARTICIPATION IN COUNTYWIDE GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY PLAN.

WHEREAS, Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature enacted the Property Tax Freeze Credit to provide tax refunds to homeowners as part of the 2015-2015 State Budget; and

WHEREAS, the new law encourages local governments to generate long-term tax relief for taxpayers by sharing services, consolidating or merging, and demonstrating and implementing operational efficiencies; and

WHEREAS, in year one of the program, which is 2015 for local governments, homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit if their local government stays within the property tax cap; and

WHEREAS, in year two of the program, which is 2016 for local governments, homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit for property taxes from any taxing jurisdiction in which the homeowner resides that stays within the property tax cap and puts forward a State-approved Government Efficiency Plan demonstrating savings equivalent to one percent of their property tax levies in each of the following three years; and

WHEREAS, while local governments may take a variety of approaches to develop their Government Efficiency Plans, the State has strongly encouraged they convene and facilitate a process to develop and submit county-wide Government Efficiency Plans; and

WHEREAS, as exemplified in the recent establishment of the Buffalo Erie Niagara Land Improvement Corporation in 2012, this community has a history of receiving recognition by the State for demonstrating successful regional collaborations involving many municipalities; and

WHEREAS, Erie County has offered to coordinate the development of such Government Efficiency Plans as the “lead agency” on behalf of all interested municipalities; and

WHEREAS, the Town of Brant is interested in intergovernmental cooperation with Erie County and other municipalities in submitting a county-wide Government Efficiency Plan and desires to memorialize its intention to participate in a coordinated Plan to allow its homeowners to receive the Freeze Credit.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Town of Brant seeks to ensure that Town/Village homeowners will receive the Freeze Credit as part of the new State law; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town of Brant did not exceed its designated property tax cap for fiscal year 2015 and memorializes that it has no intention of exceeding the cap for fiscal year 2016, which if exceeded would disqualify the Town/village from participation in the Property Tax Cap Freeze Credit Program; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Brant Town Board does hereby express its support for, and participation in an Erie County-wide Government Efficiency Plan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Town Board urges the New York State Division of the Budget to approve Erie County’s coordinated Government Efficiency Plan with local governments with the understanding that Brant has played an active role in the identification of preexisting and implementation of new services, consolidations or merges, and operational efficiencies within the Town of Brant for inclusion in the country-wide plan; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the Erie County Executive; the Commissioner of the Department of Environment and Planning; the County Comptroller; the County Attorney; the Director of Budget and Management; and the Association of Erie County Governments.

Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion to adopt the above resolution. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. RESOLUTION ADOPTED.

EVANS AGENCY INSURANCE QUOTE: Supervisor Pero noted a 4 ½% increase in the premium, which amounts to $1,991.00 increase total. The annual premium went from $38,847 to 40,478. Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the payment, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 3 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: Tech Committee to consist of Frank Broughton, Lynda Ostrowski, and Barbara Daniel. They will hold a meeting soon to discuss changes for the website.

TOWN BOARD REPORTS:
COUNCILMAN KACZMAREK: Has not arrived at meeting yet.

COUNCILMAN CLARK: Working with Lynda Ostrowski on the Summer concerts. Also attend
the January 28 ZBA Mtg.

COUNCILMAN DeCARLO: Nothing to report.

SUPERVISOR PERO:

Discussed a meeting scheduled with Weitsman for the next day to discuss issues
Discussed the FEMA kickoff meeting to be held Friday February 13, 2015
Reminded the Board that he will be attending NYC training Feb. 15 – 18.
Noted that the Brant Summerfest meeting will be held on Friday February 20, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Mentioned the March 6th FNABGL meeting will be held at 2 PM. Topic will be Geothermal
Attended 10 meetings in January. Supervisor Pero summarized the topics of the meetings he attended. He will summarize his monthly meetings at each Board mtg. His next meeting will be Feb. 17, 2015 and will cover Solar Energy.

RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR:
Joyce Ellis of Brant Farnham Road mentioned a letter he wrote Code Officer Gary Brecker regarding her foil for copies of any permits issued by the Code officer. Items her letter requested:
• Copies of any building permits issued for the Weitsman property
• Copies of any determinations made by the Town Board regarding this parcel
• Questioned the date that the Special Use permit expires for the Weitsman business

Phyllis Mogavero spoke about items falling off her shelves due to the pounding and vibration. She reiterated Ms. Ellis’ concerns and noted that the property was not supposed to be used as a junkyard after Kusior vacated the property. Brenda Emminger asked Supervisor Pero what he expected to accomplish with the meeting. Supervisor Pero noted what he and Councilman Kaczmarek would discuss all their concerns about hours of operation, use of Hardpan Road, lighting, noise, etc.

CORRESPONDENCE:

Supervisor Pero received the following correspondence:

• The first item correspondence he presented was a resolution he received from the Erie County Legislature Clerk’s Office. Supervisor Pero read the proposed resolution, requesting the Board to approve a letter of support:
STATE OF NEW YORK
LEGISLATURE OF ERIE COUNTY
CLERK’S OFFICE
BUFFALO, N.Y., JANUARY 29, 2015

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN:

I HEREBY CERTIFY, that at the 2nd Session of the Legislature of Erie County, held in the Legislative Chambers in the City of Buffalo, on the twenty-ninth day of January, 2015 A.D., a Resolution was adopted, of which the following is a true copy:

A RESOLUTION TO BE SUBMITTED BY LEGISLATOR MILLER-WILLIAMS

WHEREAS, recent reports from administrators of Erie Community College (ECC) concerning the onerous and antiquated system of Community College Chargeback Rates that require taxpayers to pay a fee when residents of Erie County attend two-year schools elsewhere in the state warrants review by the Erie County Legislature; and

WHEREAS, ECC Chief Administrator and Financial Officer recently highlighted the need for a review by the Erie County Legislature in a memo sent to the ECC Board of Trustees which discussed the amount of municipal dollars that are being used to pay for the education of residents who attend a NYS Community College other than ECC; and

WHEREAS, the amount totaled over $5.4 million in 2013 with taxpayers in Tonawanda & Kenmore paying $846,204 extra in property taxes and taxpayers in Amherst/Williamsville paying $910,670 extra property taxes as a result of their residents attending a NYS Community College other than ECC; and

WHEREAS, this chargeback policy was implemented into State law in the 1950’s, and is inadvertently causing an undue burden on Erie County’s struggling local governments, a review of this policy is warranted by this Honorable Body’s Community Enrichment Committee in order to hear from stakeholders and formulate a multi-partisan strategy to address this issue with the WNY State Delegation and encourage reform of this chargeback policy.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Erie County Legislature conveys its support for the reform of the Community College Chargeback Policy that has put a financial strain on Erie County and it’s municipalities; and be it further

RESOLVED, that this matter be fully discussed at a future meeting of the Erie County Legislature Community Enrichment Committee with representatives from ECC and stakeholders from local governments to formulate a plan to address this issue and encourage reform of this policy with Albany policymakers; and be it further

RESOLVED, that certified copies of this resolution shall be forwarded to the County Executive, the leadership at ECC, local State Senate and State Assembly Representatives, and to each municipality in Erie County.

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve the sending of a letter of support regarding the above resolution presented by the Erie County Legislature. Supervisor Pero seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

• Department of Ag & Mkts letter notifying the Town of its obligation to seek veterinarian care to stabilize any injured or suffering dog which may be seized by Brant Dog Control.
• Letter from Erie County to Ellsworth Nolan regarding a water issue update.
• Meals on Wheels letter requesting volunteers to deliver meals
• Sales Tax is running above 2014 figures for corresponding dates and is 2.64% above 2014 YTD
• Letter from Assessor DeCarlo stating his clerk will be out of the office for the following dates ________________
• Read the flyer regarding the “Thank a Vet” event to be held on March 13, 2015 from 1 PM to 3:30 PM in the Town of Evans.

MISCELLANEOUS: Councilman Kaczmarek stated he has a meeting set up regarding the use of the Time Clocks. He also asked if the Clerk could provide the Town Board minutes quicker.
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Supervisor Pero read the following Abstracts:

Abstract 14 of 2014
*Prepaid and unpaid as of February 10, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $8,322.79

Abstract 2 of 2015
*Prepaid and unpaid as of February 10, 2015

Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers Totaling: $28,157.33
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher Totaling: $9,097.84
Highway T.W. Vouchers Totaling: $23,443.53
Highway P.T. Vouchers, Total $13,533.52
Fire Protection: Vouchers: Totaling: $0
Street lighting: Voucher totaling: $3,132.66
CD Capital Projects: Vouchers none, Totaling: $0
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: $0
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: Vouchers: none, Totaling: $0
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:$0

General Town Wide Payroll 12/28/14 – 1/24/15 Totaling: $40,124.78
General Part Town Payroll 12/28/14 – 1/24/15 Totaling: $633.30
Highway Payroll TW 12/28/14 – 1/24/15 Totaling: $11,632.10
Highway Payroll PT 12/28/14 – 1/24/15 Totaling: $0

Councilman DeCarlo motioned to approve payment of Abstract 14 of 2014 and Abstract 2 of 2015, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.

Next Board meeting will be held March 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM.

At 8:07 PM, the entire Board motioned to adjourn in memory of the recently passed Jessie Ciminesi and Ward Weiser. The entire Board seconded the motion. 4 ayes, 0 nays. MEETING ADJOURNED.

Respectfully submitted by,

Barbara Daniel
Brant Town Clerk


Agenda for February 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

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Agenda for February 10, 2015 Town Board Meeting

Meeting Call to Order 7:00 PM
1.) PLEDGE TO THE FLAG — Recognition of Dignitaries, Officials and Visitors –( Lee Widmer Wick Boys & Girls Club)
2.) Approval of Minutes – January 13, 2015 Town Board meeting

3.) Monthly Reports
1. Supervisor’s Financial Reports
2. Town Clerk/Tax Collector Report
3. Court Clerk’s Financial Reports Justice
4. Code Enforcement Officers Report
5. Dog Control Officer’s Report
6. Police Report
7. Town Clerk’s Report to the Board
8. Planning & Zoning Board’s Report
9. Recreation Director Report
10. Parks Commissioner Report
11. Town Historian Report
12. Fire Company Reports
13. Brant Farnham Seniors

4.) Public Hearings –

5.) Acknowledgment of the floor for Visitors, Invited Guests and Presenters – (Lee Widmer Wick Boys & Girls Club)

6.) Old Business
1. CDBG project reviews
2. Water Contract Village of Farnham extension to December 31, 2015

7.) New Business
1. Resolution Support county wide efficiency plan
2. Evans Agency Insurance Quote
3. Miscellaneous

8.) Reports of Committees

9.) Town Board reports

10.) Recognized Privilege of the floor — Please stand state your name (You have 3 min. to air your request) Thank You

11.) Meetings & Correspondence

12.) Miscellaneous Information

13.) Approval of Abstract

14.) Next Meeting — March 10, 2015 at 7 PM

14.) Motion to Adjourn – Judge Ward Weiser, Jessie Ciminesi


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