Minutes of April 8, 2014 Town Board Meeting
Category : Town Board
This Regular Meeting of the Brant Town Board was held on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Brant Town Hall, located at 1272 Brant North Collins Rd, Brant, New York at 7:00 PM.
Leonard K. Pero Supervisor
Chad Kaczmarek Councilman
Donald Clark Councilman
Jeffrey Gier, Councilman
Mark DeCarlo, Councilman
William J Trask, Sr. Town Attorney
Barbara J. Daniel, Town Clerk, Recording Secretary
Also present and signed in were:
Joseph Ostrowski Planning Board Chairman
Lynda Ostrowski, Deputy Town Clerk
Joseph DeCarlo, Assessor
Janice Ross, Planning Board
Charles Arrigo, Highway Laborer
Lee Brunelli, resident
Brian Rott Resident
Debra Ritz, resident
Ron Kobel, resident
Joseph Giambrone, Highway Superintendent
Ed Dinkuhn, Planning Board
Frank Broughton, Resident
Shirley Monin, resident
Allen Nolan, Building Superintendent
Nick Burbige, resident
Sammy Sicurella, Highway MEO
Brian Campbell, SUN reporter
Patrick Kelly, National Fuel Gas
Jeff Grice, National Fuel Gas
Gary Marcinkowski, visitor
The meeting opened at 7:00 PM with a pledge to the flag.
MINUTE APPROVAL March 11, 2014 Regular Town Board meeting. Councilman Gier motioned to accept the minutes with the noted change, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
SUPERVISOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Gier moved and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo to accept the Supervisor’s February 2014 Financial Report as presented. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
BUDGET MODS: None were presented
TOWN CLERK’S / TAX COLLECTOR’S FINANCIAL REPORT: Councilman Kaczmarek moved to accept the Town Clerk’s February 2014 Financial Reports, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
COURT CLERK’S FEBRUARY 2014 FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR JUSTICES CROUSE & BORNGRABER REGULAR AND BAIL ACCOUNTS: Councilman Gier moved to accept both reports for FEBRUARY 2014 Financial Reports for the Bail and Regular account. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT: Code officer Gary Brecker presented his March Report. Councilman Clark motioned to approve the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
DOG CONTROL OFFICER’S MARCH 2014 REPORT: Dog Control Officer Barbara Daniel read the March Dog Report. Councilman Gier motioned to approve the report as presented, Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
POLICE REPORT MARCH 2014: The March 2014 police report was read by Councilman Kaczmarek. Supervisor Pero moved to accept the March Police report, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo.
5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
TOWN CLERK MONTHLY ACTIVITY REPORT FOR MARCH 2014: The Town Clerk’s monthly activity report for March 2014 was read by Clerk Daniel. Councilman Gier moved to accept the report as read, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
PLANNING BOARD REPORT: Secretary to the Boards Lynda Ostrowski read the March 25th minutes of the Brant Planning Board. Councilman Clark motioned to approve the minutes as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
ZONING BOARD REPORT: No meeting held
RECREATION DIRECTOR’S REPORT: None presented. It was noted that an ad seeking Summer Counselors was put in the Pennysaver.
PARKS COMMISSIONER’S REPORT: Park’s Commissioner/Supervisor Pero described lawn damage occurring at the Town Park due to people driving on grassy areas. He stated a need to draft Local Law #2 (Parking Ordinance for the Brant Town Park). The Town Board set the Public Hearing for May 13th at 8:00 PM to adopt the proposed Local Law. No vote was taken.
TOWN HISTORIAN REPORT: Town Historian Patricia Friend was not present. Supervisor Pero presented the minutes of the March 19th Historical Meeting, and mentioned the next meeting is April 16. . Pero noted the Town Board needs to decide how much they are willing to pay for the publication of the upcoming commemorative 175th anniversary book. Councilman Gier moved to accept the report as presented, and was seconded by Councilman Clark. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORTS: No Reports were received.
SENIOR’S REPORT FOR APRIL 2014: No report received from the Senior’s. Supervisor Pero asked Councilman Clark, liaison to the Senior’s, to look into why the Board is not receiving their monthly minutes.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: Supervisor Pero addressed the Employee Handbook drafted by the Board during their March 31st Workshop. No copies had been distributed, and the policy was not read aloud. Supervisor Pero stated that it was at the advice of the Town Attorney that the Board adopts the “Full Time Benefits Policy” portion of the handbook tonight. A motion to adopt the policy was made by Councilman DeCarlo, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
TOWN PROPERTY CLEANUP PROGRAM: Supervisor Pero read his proposed Town Property cleanup program to assist property owners who may unable to finance the cleanup of their properties, thereby creating an eyesore for neighbors. He read the program he drafted:
The Town Board recognizes the importance of working together with all the residents of our Town and finding a positive solution to help eliminate the distressed property issues in our Town.
1. The Town budgets an amount for demolition and cleanup of unsafe buildings and distressed properties.
2. Code Enforcement Officer inspects property in question and gives warnings to clean up. After a period of time, the violator is cited and brought before the Judge.
3. The Judge then deems that the property may be eligible for Town assistance.
4. Code Enforcement Officer sets up a meeting with the property violator and the Town Supervisor, Superintendent of Highways, and the Code Officer to discuss the issue of solving the problem of the distressed property and clean up.
5. After a meeting in which the violator agrees to sign an agreement to allow the Town Workers and Equipment to enter his property to begin the cleanup according to the recommendations of the CEO, Superintendent of Highways, and the Town Supervisor.
6. Any work done by the Highway Workers or Equipment used will be charged to the demolition and clean up account and reimbursed to the highway department fund line.
7. The Violator will then be billed and sign a contract to pay back the amount spent by the Town in either a 1, 2 or 3 year contract.
8. If the Violator does not adhere to any of his/her 1, 2 or 3 year commitments, then the total amount with interest will be applied to his/her Town Portion of their Property Tax.
Supervisor Pero then discussed the reasons behind the program. Councilman Gier was strongly against the program stating “I don’t think the Highway Department is totally equipped for picking up scrap….there are people out there paying for scrap…this guy has find someone to clean up his yard and pay him for his scrap…this is way beyond what we should be getting into…it’s a losing proposition, I know you want to help people but you got to draw the line somewhere….I don’t see this at all feasible…I don’t think we should be getting involved with people’s property picking up scrap…what if you blow an engine, flatten a four hundred dollar tire, someone gets hurt, compensation and everything else to pick up someone else’s mess…it makes no sense…”
Supervisor Pero stated that if it is a Town Sanctioned activity, the insurance would cover it. He then added that the Town Attorney has to look into the legality of it. No action would be taken at this meeting. Supervisor Pero asked to allow the subject to be discussed at the next Board meeting.
TIME WARNER: Has almost completed the Cable installation on Mileblock Rd.
Supervisor Pero advised the Town Attorney (who just arrived at meeting) that the Board had already adopted the “Full Time Employee Benefit” Policy, and had also set a public hearing to propose the adoption of a local Parking Ordinance for the Brant Town Park. The Attorney will draft a proposed ordinance.
Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK: At the February Board meeting, all Board members were given a draft copy of the Employee Handbook. All were asked to review it and make notes of suggestions. Supervisor Pero asked if anyone had anything to suggest for the Handbook. No one had suggestions. He then asked for a motion to adopt the Handbook as a work in progress. Attorney Trask corrected the Board by saying that the Handbook should be adopted when it was in its complete. No vote was taken. The Board will hold a Workshop on Monday March 31st at 6:30 PM to work on the Handbook.
STATE COMPTROLLER STANDARD WORK DAY: Supervisor Pero read the “Standard Work Day Resolution or Employees” as follows:
BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Brant, Location code 30687, hereby establishes the following standard work days for its employees and will report days worked to the New York State and Local Employees’ Retirement System based on the time keeping system or the record of activities maintained and submitted by these members to the clerk of this body:
Title Standard Work Day
Mobile Equipment Operator 8
Truck Driver 8
Police Officer 6
Police Lieutenant 6
Town Supervisor’s Secretary 6
Supervisor Pero motioned to adopt the resolution above as read, and was seconded by Councilman Gier. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED. The resolution will now be certified by the Town Clerk and personnel will send the resolution.
APPROVAL TO HIRE FULL-TIME MOBILE EQUIPMENT OPERATOR/LABORER FOR HIGHWAY: A motion was made by Councilman Kaczmarek to approve the hiring of Samuel Sicurella as full time MEO for the Highway Department, with a pay rate of $15.00/hour for a six month probationary period, with benefits after 90 days. Supervisor Pero seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
BAN RENEWAL: Councilman Gier motioned to authorize the Supervisor to sign a new BAN agreement on the $150,000 BAN that is now $90,000 at a rate of 1.4%. Councilman DeCarlo seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
APPROVAL TO PURCHASE NEW COMMERCIAL LAWN MOWER: Supervisor Pero quoted the procurement policy as it relates to purchases under $10,000. Based on that, he presented several quotes. Several Vendors had quoted. Councilman Kaczmarek noted that the mower would need to be a commercial mower, not a residential one. Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the purchase of one Dixie Chopper Silver Eagle 2960 from Gugino Lawn and Garden at a price of $8,599.00. He was seconded by Councilman Gier. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
LETTER FROM SHERRY RADWAN REQUESTING REFUND OF SECURITY DEPOSIT: Supervisor Pero read a letter from Sherry Radwan who was cancelling her rental of one of the Park buildings for July 19. The contract states no refunds unless a replacement can be found. Councilman Clark motioned to approve the refund, and was seconded by Councilman Kaczmarek. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
OLD TOWN HALL UPDATE: Supervisor Pero addressed a current issue at the Old Town Hall. He noted that the Pipes froze on February 5th and damaged the floors. Upon closer inspection by the purchaser, the water caused extensive damage. The closing took place on February 25th. The Insurance adjuster has been notified and the problem will be taken care of.
PUBLIC HEARING 8:00 PM–PROPOSED LOCAL LAW #1 OF 2014
The Town Clerk read the Notice Published in the Hamburg Sun on March 27, 2014:
TOWN OF BRANT, NEW YORK
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Pursuant to resolution of the Town Board of the Town of Brant, New York, notice is hereby given that a public hearing will be held by the Brant Town Board in the Brant Town Hall, 1272 Brant-North Collins Road, Brant, New York on the 8th day of April, 2014 at 8:00 P.M. Local Time, for the purpose of considering Proposed Local Law No.1-2014 which, if approved, would amend Section 161-39.C of the Town of Brant Zoning Code to authorize the Town of Brant Code Enforcement Officer to issue temporary special permits for public utilities to establish temporary service or storage yards in all districts in the Town of Brant.
Copies of the proposed local law are available for review in the office of the Town Clerk or online at www.brantny.com/local_laws.php All interested parties will be given an opportunity to be heard.
Dated: March 11, 2014
Brant Town Clerk
OPEN PUBLIC HEARING: Supervisor Pero motioned to open the Public hearing and was seconded by Councilman Gier. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
Tim Clark, a resident from Milestrip Road asked why National Fuel was allowed to set up a substation and National Grid didn’t. He stated that National Grid had all the paperwork to set up a substation on Milestrip Road, yet they were denied. Code Officer Gary Brecker responded that he received no paperwork, only an inquiry by phone. Upon his review of the law, he had to decline it because Utility storage yards are not permitted. In the National Fuel project, a Stop Work Order was issued, but exigent circumstances (leaking gas lines) warranted leniency. Also, he added that National Fuel was working on their right of way.
Clark continued his complaint that National Grid contacted the CEO three times and was rejected each time.
Supervisor Pero then read the law as proposed:
Proposed Local Law No. 1 of the year 2014
Town of Brant, County of Erie
A local law amending Section 161-39.C of the Town of Brant Zoning Code
to allow the Code Enforcement Officer to issue temporary permits for
Public Utility service or storage yards.
Section 1. Legislative intent
It is the intent of this local law to allow the Town of Brant Code Enforcement Officer to issue special permits allowing public utilities to establish temporary storage or service yards in any district in the Town of Brant.
Section 2. Amendment to Town of Brant Zoning Code Section 161-39.C
Section 161-39.C of the Town of Brant Zoning Code is hereby amended by adding thereto a new paragraph following (4) which reads as follows:
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Town Board hereby delegates to the Code Enforcement Officer authority to issue temporary special permits for service or storage yards required by one or more public utilities for temporary work projects in the vicinity of the proposed service or storage yard site. For purposes of this section, a “temporary work project” shall mean a project which will not exceed six (6) months duration. The Code Enforcement Officer is authorized to set reasonable conditions for such permits to mitigate possible impacts on neighboring properties and will follow the standards set forth above for public utilities, but may waive the requirements for fences and the required buffer strip when such requirements are determined by the CEO as not reasonable or necessary given the temporary character of the service or storage yard and the proximity of the yard to neighboring uses.
Section 3. Severability
If a court determines that any clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or the application thereof to any person, firm or corporation, or circumstance is invalid or unconstitutional, the court’s order or judgment shall not affect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this local law, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause, sentence, paragraph, subdivision, or part of this local law or in its application to the person, individual, firm or corporation or circumstance, directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment or order shall be rendered.
Section 4. Effective date
This local law shall take effect immediately upon adoption by the Brant Town Board.
Resident Tim Clark continued his complaint stating the CEO declined allowing National Grid to obtain a permit application. Attorney Trask addressed Mr. Clark’s complaint. He noted that the Code Enforcement Officer was correct that the zoning law does not currently allow storage yards that are permanent or temporary. They are totally disallowed for public utilities. He noted the CEO issued a Stop Work Order on National Fuel and did so rightfully. It wasn’t until after additional information regarding long standing gas leaks was brought to his attention. At that point, he had the authority to not enforce the order. This proposed law will allow the sites to exist temporarily. It will allow utility companies to come in and temporarily set up these sites, under the direction of the CEO who can then set certain conditions to mitigate them being there for up to six months.
Mileblock Road resident Debra Ritz spoke on the issue. She noted that National Fuel did not come into Town looking to break any laws. But in her opinion, there is some sort of disconnect with the paperwork available for those seeking to conduct business in Town. She suggests that applicants be able to obtain, through the CEO, paperwork which outlines what is required of them for certain projects, etc. Code Officer Gary Brecker responded that there is paperwork, but it depends on what their application is for. Ritz noted that one applicant is putting in a $140,000 gas line but doesn’t need a permit, while an application for an archery range is being declined because it is in Agricultural district. Joseph Ostrowski responded that the gas line is being used for Agricultural reasons, while the archery range is being put in against the recommendations of the Planning Board because they recommended the law be amended to allow the range in its agricultural district.
Ms. Ritz then wanted clarification that after the law is passed; would National Grid would be permitted to submit a formal application. The response was yes. She then asked why property owners, who allow a portion of their property to be paved during one of these utility projects, are required to have it returned to original condition upon completion. Attorney Trask responded that the property owner can make an application to the Code Officer for a permit to allow the condition to remain. The intended use of the resulting condition will determine if it may remain, and if a permit would be required.
Attorney Trask advised the Code Officer to obtain a proper written application prior to sending any requests to the Planning Board. CEO Brecker responded the Town has one formal application that tries to cover all aspects. He plans on writing up a new form to allow for application for a “zoning permit” to submit for the next meeting. Resident Frank Broughton then spoke on the process for applying for a permit to allow the property changes, based on what is allowed in the zone.
Discussion began regarding the fact that National Fuel was conducting their repairs on their “Right of Way”, not on private property.
Attorney Trask asked if the Town Clerk’s Office received a response from the County Planning Department regarding the zoning referral. Clerk responded that she did not. The Attorney then advised the Board that they would then be unable to take action on the law tonight because the County has thirty days from the date of the zoning referral to respond. He had spoken with the County Planner on March 7th and was under the impression that they would submit a written response in time for the Board meeting.
CLOSE OF PUBLIC HEARING: At 8:27 PM Councilman Gier motioned to close the public hearing and was seconded by Supervisor Pero Gier. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Gier-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
ACTION TABLED: Since no action could be taken on Local Law #1 of 2014 until the County responds or 30 days have lapsed from the date of the zoning referral, Supervisor Pero motioned to table the adoption of the law to allow Erie County Planning time to respond to the Zoning Referral. Councilman Gier seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION OFFICER MICHELE HY: Attended training April 7th, 2014
TOWN BOARD REPORTS:
Councilman Gier: Councilman Gier welcomed Sam Sicurella Jr. to the Highway Department. He also noted that the North Collins Junior/Senior School principal Annie Metcalf was named principal of the year by New York State.
Councilman Kaczmarek: Councilman Kaczmarek addressed the Board with a request he received from Denise Hine, the mother of the baby that was killed in front of Signals Gas Station last year. Ms. Hine had asked if she could plant a tree in the park to commemorate her baby, and allow the family to meet at the location annually to hold a vigil for the baby. The Board unanimously approved the proposal. Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the request, and was seconded by Supervisor Pero. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
Councilman Clark: Attended the Planning Board meeting.
Councilman DeCarlo: Attended the March Planning Board meeting.
SUMMERFEST MEETING: The summerfest committee met on April 7th. Next meeting will be April 30th.
EWASTE & TIRE DROP OFF: Supervisor Pero stated that the eWaste & tire drop off program has begun again. This year the drop offs will be conducted on the last Saturdays of the month.
BRIDGE CLOSINGS: Supervisor Pero reiterated the upcoming bridge closings on Milestrip Rd and Rt. 438 thruway overpasses. [Clerk’s note: See March 11 Town Board minutes for details].
SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT: The Highway Department has maintained a “Shared Services” agreement with other Towns, including Eden, Collins, North Collins, Evans, Lancaster, East Aurora and Concord. The agreement notes the lending of certain Highway Equipment. Attorney Trask informed the Board, and the Highway Superintendent that an Operator employed by the Town of Brant must accompany any equipment loaned out to other municipalities. His recommendation was noted by the Board and the Superintendent of Highways.
Supervisor Pero motioned to approve the Highway Shared Services Agreement provided the agreement is amended to contain the stipulation that any Town Equipment loaned out to another Community must be accompanied by the loaning of a Town Operator with the equipment. Councilman Gier seconded the motion. A roll call vote was taken: Supervisor Pero-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
EASTER EGG HUNT: This Easter Egg hunt was scheduled for Palm Sunday, April 13, 2014 but has now been cancelled.
DAMAGE RAILROAD BRIDGE OVERPASS, CSX AND NORFOLK SOUTHERN: Supervisor Pero discussed an issue of damage done to one of the railroad overpasses, brought to his attention by Lt. Slawek. The Railroad came out to inspect the bridge, so it has been addressed.
MEAL DELIVERIES: Supervisor Pero mentioned that he participated in a recent meal delivery of “Meals of Western New York” organization where area Mayors and Supervisor assisted in the deliveries to area seniors.
SENATOR GRISANTI – PRESERVING FAMILY FARMING: Supervisor Pero sat down with an aid from Senator Grisanti’s Office to work on a legislative program geared toward preserving the future of family farming.
RECOGNIZED PRIVILEGE OF THE FLOOR:
Gary Marcinkowski, contractor: Mr. Marcinkowski reprimanded the Supervisor and Board members for failing to notify him of their decision following their promise to review his request for an additional $1,000.00 for work he performed on the Highway garage. The Town Board made no response.
Supervisor Pero read the following correspondence:
• Lakeshore Association of Christian Churches is holding a free Easter Brunch on April 20th.
• Time Warner letter to inform of recent changes
• Letter from Rural Preservation requesting a donation of $250.00. The Board chose not to make the donation.
• Letter from Solar Liberty inviting all to an informational session on April 16 at the Riviera Theatre from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm, and May 3rd from 10 am to noon.
• Letter from Hodgson/Russ regarding review of the Employee Handbook
• Letter regarding the training of Town officials at Houghton College on May 7th.
Supervisor Pero read the following Abstract:
*Prepaid and unpaid as of April 8, 2014
Gen Fund Town wide Vouchers pd : 133-141, unpd#142-169 Totaling: $89,742.07
Gen Fund – Part Town Voucher, pd: none, unpd #11-13 Totaling: $7,909.52
Highway T.W. Vouchers pd: #32-33, unpd#34-48, Totaling: $9,316.79 (deleted #46)
Highway P.T. Vouchers, pd: none Total $0
Fire Protection: Vouchers: None
Street lighting: Voucher pd, #3: $3,092.91
Lotus Bay Sewer Dist 1: Vouchers: None
Brant Farnham Sewer Dist: None
Brant Water Dist 1: Voucher: none – Totaling $0
Special Grant Fund: unpd: None, Totaling:
Capital Projects: Vouchers: None
General Town Wide Payroll 2/23/14 – 3/22/14 Totaling: $39,906.93
General Part Town Payroll 2/23/14 – 3/22/14 Totaling: $623.96
Highway Payroll TW 2/23/14 – 3/22/14 Totaling: $12,057.49
Highway Payroll PT 2/23/14 – 3/22/14 Totaling: none
Councilman Clark motioned to approve the abstract as read, and was seconded by Councilman DeCarlo. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
REQUESTS TO PREPAY WITH ABSTRACT #5
The Following vouchers came in after the close of Abstract #4
• Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery (eWaste) $389.75
• Rosa Gullo / Interpreter for Court Case (3 hours) $50
• Nancy Metzger, Town Clerk/Tax Collector Association dues $30.00
Councilman Kaczmarek motioned to approve the additional three vouchers for pre-pay on Abstract 5, and was seconded by Councilman Gier. A roll call vote was taken: Councilman Kaczmarek-aye, Councilman Gier-aye, Councilman Clark-aye, Councilman DeCarlo-aye, Supervisor Pero-aye. 5 ayes, 0 nays. MOTION CARRIED.
Supervisor Pero stated he is looking into switching eWaste vendors from RC&R to Sun King. Sun King does not charge for the eWaste, but actually pays for it.
At 8:52 PM, Supervisor Pero motioned to adjourn asked for a moment of silence in memory of longtime resident Michael Trask who recently passed away. A moment of silence was observed. The motion was seconded by the balance of the Board.
Respectfully submitted by,
Brant Town Clerk