Town of
Royalton
Niagara County, NY
 Minutes 

August 10, 2009: REGULAR BOARD MEETING

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

August 10, 2009

 

The Regular Board Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Royalton was held on Monday, August 10, 2009, at the Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, New York. The meeting was called to order by Deputy Supervisor Jennifer Bieber at 7:30 PM with the Pledge to the Flag.

 

A moment of silence was held in honor of Mrs. Carol J. Genet, Retired Town Clerk for the Town of Royalton, who passed away on July 25, 2009.

 

The following were present:

Supervisor ABSENT - Richard J. Lang

Town Clerk VACATION - Marie L. Little, RMC

Deputy Town Clerk Barbara A. Bartholomew

Councilmen Jennifer Bieber, Daniel Bragg, James Budde, Bradley Rehwaldt

Highway Superintendent Terry Nieman

Water/Sewer Superintendent ABSENT - Daniel Morse

Assessor Thomas Arlington

Attorney Thomas Brandt

Also present were: See Attached Sheets

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

There was nothing to come before the board at this time.

 

COMMUNICATIONS / PETITIONS

There were no communications or petitions to come before the board at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLUTION 84-09

LOCAL LAW NO. 3 FOR 2009 - TOWN OF ROYALTON COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

On a motion made by Councilman Bragg, seconded by Councilman Rehwaldt, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to adopt the Local Law No. 3 for the Year 2009 Entitled: Town of Royalton Comprehensive Plan. This plan was prepared by Wendel-Duscherer and presented at the Public Hearing on July 13, 2009. This plan has been reviewed and accepted by the Niagara County Planning Board.

 

RESOLUTION 85-09

LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL - NIAGARA ORLEANS COUNTRY CLUB, INC.

On a motion made by Councilman Budde, seconded by Councilman Bragg, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to accept for filing the application for the liquor license renewal for the Niagara Orleans Country Club, Inc. located at 8981 Telegraph Road, Middleport, New York.

 

RESOLUTION 86-09

LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL - SOUP'S PLACE, INC./DBA CAMPBELL'S INN

On a motion made by Councilman Rehwaldt, seconded by Councilman Budde, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to accept for filing the application for the liquor license renewal for Soup's Place, Inc. /DBA Campbell's Inn, located at 6523 Block Church Road, Lockport, New York

 

RESOLUTION 87-09

BUDGET AMENDMENT - TOWN CLERK

On a motion made by Councilman Bragg, seconded by Councilman Rehwaldt, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to amend the budget to increase the revenue account #A2770-Clerk Fees, and increase line item #A1410.4-Town Clerk-Contractual in the amount of $100.00 each. This amendment will reflect the scholarship payment received by Town Clerk Little from the Niagara County Municipal Clerks Association to help defray the cost of attending the Cornell Municipal Clerks Institute.

 

RESOLUTION 88-09

ADVERTISE FOR BIDS - SEWER GRINDER PUMP STATION PROJECT

On a motion made by Councilman Budde, seconded by Councilman Bragg, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to authorize TVGA to advertise for bids for the Sewer Grinder Pump Station project.

 

RESOLUTION 89-09

NEW MEMBERS - TERRY'S CORNERS VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

On a motion made by Councilman Bragg, seconded by Councilman Rehwaldt, the following was

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to accept the following individuals in to membership of the Terry's Corners Volunteer Fire Company:

Donna G. LiPuma - 7649 Highland Drive, Gasport, New York

Diane L. Barrett - 7649 Highland Drive, Gasport, New York

Ja-Wayne Watkins, Sr. - 4768 Cottage Road, Lockport, New York

Robert World - 54 Maple Street, Lockport, New York

 

RESOLUTION 90-09

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

On a motion made by Councilman Budde, seconded by Councilman Bragg, the following resolution was

ADOPTED AYES Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 MOTION CARRIED

Resolved that the Town Clerk be and she hereby is authorized to draw a warrant upon the funds of the Supervisor in the amount of $208,623.48 covering vouchers #752 - 840 for Abstract #8 for the year 2009 for the Town Hall, Highway Department and the Water / Sewer Department.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

Councilman Budde asked if Supervisor Lang got a hold of our accountants to get the information the

department heads need so that they know where they stand year-to-date with their budgets. Deputy

Supervisor Bieber stated that there are updated reports in everyone's mailbox, but they are still not what

we need. Deputy Town Clerk Barb Bartholomew advised the Town Board that the accountants will be coming in for a meeting on Thursday, August 13th. Councilman Budde stated that for the record, this issue was brought up at the Work Session by Deputy Highway Superintendent Surace. For the department heads to do their job and for the board members to start to work on the budget process we need to have the accountants provide us with present data as to where they stand with each line item in the budget. Deputy Supervisor Bieber stated that she would make sure that this information is passed along to Supervisor Lang.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT - GOOD & WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

Councilman Budde stated that there is a county-wide auction that will be held on August 22, 2009 at Shawnee Fire Hall for the IN REM properties throughout Niagara County. There are many properties on the list in the Town of Royalton.  The information about all of the parcels can be found at www.auctionsinternational.com

 

There being no further information to come before this board, a motion was made by Councilman Budde, seconded by Councilman Bragg and carried unanimously that the meeting be adjourned at

7:38 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Barbara A. Bartholomew

BARBARA A. BARTHOLOMEW

ROYALTON DEPUTY TOWN CLERK