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Page 22 ■ Times of Wayne County waynetimes.com | May 8, 2011 County-Village—School Meeting Highlights Williamson Town Board Tuesday,Apni 26,2011 Phil Dean recognized for service to Volunteer Ambulance Service The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Hoffman at 7:30 p.m. with all Board members present. - Public Comments - Vincent Poray spoke about the proposition being considered to establish a DPW for the Town. His concerns were that the person in that position would not have the experience necessary to oversee all facets of the department. He also was opposed to the idea of paying all the employees of the highway, water, sewer, and parks departments the same rate; he feels it would demoralize the employees. - Ram Shivastra of Larson Engineers presented possible energy saving improve­ ments at the Wastewater Treatment plant. The Board would have to go out for bids to repair things that are mechanical ; the Master Plan for the system would allow for 20 - 30 years of life if kept in good repair. The grant application would require a show­ ing of the electrical savings by December of 2012. The Town should go after funding and give it to an Economic Development program; the loans would be distributed for energy conservation for those who wish to apply. If the Town could get 2 grants and distribute the money over a period of 25 - 30 years, the Town could be self-sufficient in energy production, including the concept of wind turbines. - A resolution was presented and adopted recognizing Phil Dean, one of the found­ ing members of the Williamson Volunteer Ambulance Service. He has continued to be an active member of WVAS for the past 40 years while also being active within the community, serving on other organizations and committees. Mr. Dean will be recognized at the 40th Annual Williamson Volunteer Ambulance Service Banquet on May 7th, and Supervisor Hoffman will present the award. - Correspondence was accepted from the Wayne County Highway Department and from Shelley Associates. - The Consent Agenda was accepted, which included the minutes of the meeting of April 12th, the Supervisor’s March report, budgetary transfers within the General Eund ($3302.38 from the Contingency account to the Zoning Contractual account), and the payment of the audited Library bills in the amount of $6858.52. - Economic Development - authorized the Town Supervisor to send a letter to the NYS Liquor Authority granting a waiver for a 30-day municipal notification re­ quirement for PV Pood, LLC, regarding an alteration to their current liquor license. Councilman Watson abstained. - Pinance - authorized the Town Supervisor to sign the annual software support contract with Williamson Law Book Co. for technical and software support for the payroll program at a cost of $660 per year, which is the same cost as in 2010. - Public Services - authorized the Town Clerk to advertise in the Town’s official papers the week of April 24th for a Public Hearing to be held on May 10th at 7:30 p.m. The hearing is regarding the adoption of a Local Law for the creation of an ap­ pointive office of the Superintendent of Highways for the Town of Williamson and the abolishment of the elective position of the Highway Superintendent. The Local Law would be pursuant to the Municipal Home Rule Law. Motion was passed with Supervisor Hoffman voting against it. A motion was passed authorizing the Town Clerk to advertise in the appropriate papers the week of May 1st for bids from contractors for pavement restoration of driveways and road crossings as a result of watermain installations and the repair of roadways as needed. Bids will be received until May 20th at 2:00 p.m., at which time the bids will be publicly opened and read. Bid specs will be available in the Town Clerk’s office. Two Water Department personnel were authorized to attend a New York Rural Water Association seminar to be held in Saratoga, New York from May 9th - May 12th. The registration fee is $325 per person, with all other necessary and actual ex­ penses as a Town charge. - Public Comment - Phil Dean from the Drainage Committee reported a problem with standing water on the west side of Route 21 across from the Town Hall. He feels the pipe is too small to carry the proper amount of water. The Board is aware of this situation. The next regular meeting of the Town Board will be held on May 10th, 2011, at 7:30 p.m., following a 7:00 p.m. workshop. by Monica Deyo Lyons Town Boord Tuesday,Apni 26,2011 Code Enforcement Officer Resigns, Board thanks Tom Sawtelle for service The Town Board of the Town of Lyons met for a regular monthly meeting on Wed. April 27, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Board meeting room. Supervisor Manktelow introduced Mr. Paul Wagner, from Comprehensive Mold Management in Rochester. He had just completed a walk-through of the Town Hall, inspecting the facility for any signs of mold as many employees and people from the public comment on smelling mold or complaining of eye, mouth, and some respira­ tory problems. He said from a quick visual inspection, it was quite obvious there is some type of a mold issue in the building. He explained he would put a pro­ posal together to do a more thorough investigation, somewhere between $1200.00 and $1500.00. In the meantime he suggested the Town purchase a dehumidifier for the basement and so something to correct the amount of water collecting around the perimeter of the outside of the building. Carol Bailey presented her annual Town Historian report to the Board and those in attendance. She reviewed all she had accomplished over the year and what seminars she attended. She also explained some of the inquires she had received over the year. She also asked the Board to consider some of her requests, such as maintenance to two old cemeteries in Lyons. One on Cole Road; the other on Pilgrimport Rd. As always, the Board thanked her for her dedication and hard work. Department reports were presented. The Board discussed a letter of resignation received from Code Enforcement Officer Tom Sawtelle, effective May 1. He ex­ plained that he will be taking on additional hours at another job, and will resign from his position with the Town. The board accepted the resignation letter and thanked Tom for his many years of service to the Town. Town Clerk Colatarci reported that he has been in discussions with Eastern Copy Products about leasing a new office copier as the current lease expires in June. The new model will act as not just a copier, but also a fax machine and scanner, allowing the scanning and faxing of documents. The new cost for the machine is $257.00 per month for 48 months. That price is just $2.00 more a month than the current lease. The new lease agreement was approved. As Highway Supt. Jake Emmel was on vacation, he did present a written report. He explained that all plows and wings have been cleaned and painted. Roads have been swept at all intersections. Sign survey has been done. He also requested per­ mission to attend Highway school in Ithaca in June. Money is in the budget for the schooling. The board approved. Ambulance Administrator Paul Eera then asked the Board for permission to attend an EMS Law Management conference in Verona, NY on July 29 through July 31. at a cost of $583.00. He explained that money is in his budget for this conference. Permission was granted. Per Mr. Eera’s recommendation, the board declared two boxes of old pagers and two-way radios as surplus as they are no longer useable by the ambulance depart­ ment. After a discussion, the board moved to allow Mr. Eera to pursue the possibility of purchasing a new ambulance to replace the 2001 rig. Mr. Eera said he would keep the Board updated on the process. Town Atty., Villani explained that the Town Board needs to pass a resolution al­ lowing the Town Highway Supt. to sign a certificate of abandonment with regard to the old section of Jackson School Road in the Town of Lyons. The present owners of 7537 Jackson School Road cannot get a clean title to the property as there is no record of abandoning the road when it was reconstructed back in the early 1960’s. The cur­ rent owners of the property are James and Anita Bower. Eollowing some questions, the board moved to allow Mr. Emmel to sign the necessary paperwork. Pursuant to the provisions of Section 284 of the Highway Law, Councilman LaGasse moved that the monies levied and collected for the repair and improvements of the highway; and received from the State for the repair and improvements of Highways, shall be expended at Sohn Alloway culvert and leading to Helch Rd intersection, a distance of .26 miles and no more than $ 113,353.00 to be spent on the project. Also included, on Helch Rd. leading to the Galen Town line, a distance of .57 miles to be micro paved with a sub-base of gravel black top. Supervisor Manktelow reviewed a report received from the State regarding a re­ cent inspection done concerning Animal Control officer Hugh Compton and his job duties. The report gave high marks to Mr. Compton and all his paperwork was done in a timely, correct manner. Supervisor Manktelow will attend the County Magistrate Association meeting on May 16 at a cost of $15.00. Councilman Hartwell voting aye The purchase of some new equipment to be used at the Elmwood and Rural Cem­ eteries, including but not limited to: 2 dump carts at $180.00 each, 1 weed eater, 1 lift to clean the decks of the riding mowers was approved. Supervisor Manktelow said the Lyons Community Center has been holding Satur­ day morning breakfasts to raise money and that Town of Lyons employees have been asked to work/serve at the May 14 event. Serving from 7:15 to 11:15. Supervisor Manktelow also mentioned that the Shared Services Committee will be meeting with LNB President Bob Schick with regard to a recent letter received from the bank informing both the Town and Village that the bank will no longer waive various fees such as overdrawn fees, bad check fees, and charges for ordering new checks and deposit tickets. Also the bank indicated it would automatically withdraw those fees and charges from the effected account(s), however State Auditors as well as the Town’s independent auditor indicates the bank cannot automatically take those fees/charges from the account but rather must be vouchered and the Board must ap­ prove the charge. Lyons Board of Education Tuesday,Apni 27,2011 Special Education Costs higher at Lyons Central district A regular meeting of the Board of Education was held on Tuesday, April 27,2011 at the Lyons Middle/High School Library, 10 Clyde Road, Lyons, New York. Misty Mancine and Jeanne DeWilde, Kindergarten Teachers at the Elementary School spoke to the Board of Education about the pilot program allowing students who turn 5 before January 1st to enter kindergarten. Three students fell into the cat­ egory between the old policy and the pilot program. These students have struggled with various levels of success. The Kindergarten teachers are recommending to the board that the entry date for kindergarten return to December 1st. The Superinten­ dent will present a policy to the Board of Education on May 10th that returns the district to our previous practice. Matt Cook, Director of Special Programs distributed the New York State School Report Card Eiscal Accountability Supplement for Lyons Central School District. This report shows the expenditures per pupil for general education and special edu­ cation students in Lyons School District, similar school district and the total of all school districts in New York State. Mr. Cook explained to the Board of Education why Special Education student’s costs were higher in Lyons as compared to similar schools. He also discussed the classification rate of Lyons student’s as compared to students in similar schools and school across New York State. The Board of Education cast one vote for Anne Morgan, 2285 Bromka Road, Romulus, NY 14541 to a seat on the Wayne-Einger Lakes BOCES Board for a three- year term effective July 1,2011; one vote for Nancy Scher, P.O. Box 54,65 Corne­ lia Street, Dresden, NY 14441 to a seat on the Wayne-Einger Lakes BOCES Board for a three-year term effective July 1,2011; and one vote for Stu Einstein, 535 Castle Street, Geneva, NY 14456 to a seat on the Wayne-Einger Lakes BOCES Board for a three-year term effective July 1,2011. The Board of Education approved the 2011-2012 tentative administrative budget (Part 1) of the Wayne-Einger Lakes Board of Cooperative Educational Services in the amount of $2,890,895. and the 2011-2012 Property Tax Report Card. The Lyons Board of Education accepted a donation - of $50 to the Lyons Central School District from the Lyons Elementary School PTA for the ROAR elementary school t-shirt goal. - of $400 to the Lyons Central School District from the Lyons Elementary School PTA for the replacement of a broken piece on the playground at the elementary school. Sharon Tiballi would like to honor students at graduation who are going to enter the military. Mr. Amundson and Mr. Kise will be looking at ways to achieve this. A discussion ensued regarding students at Williamson BOCES and how to track their progress upon completion of their programs. A reminder that the Library vote is May 3rd at the Library from 12:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Board members signed up to attend various budget presentations in the next two weeks. The presentations are: Wednesday, May 4, 2011 Elementary PTA at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 5,2011 Eire Department at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Retired Citizens (Methodist Church) at Noon Tuesday, May 10, 2011 Official Budget Hearing (MS/HS Library) 6:30 p.m. Eriday, May 13, 2011 Lyons Elk’s Lodge at 11:30 a.m. - Comm. Budget Eorum (Sponsored by the Lyons National Bank)

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