Town of
Royalton
Niagara County, NY
 Minutes 

January 11, 2010: Regular Board Meeting

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

January 11, 2010

 

The Regular Board Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Royalton was held on Monday, January 11, 2010, at the Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, New York. The meeting was called to order by Supervisor Richard J. Lang at 7:30 PM. The pledge to the flag was recited at the Organizational Meeting immediately preceding this meeting.

 

The following were present:

Supervisor Richard J. Lang

Town Clerk Marie L. Little, RMC

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

Highway Superintendent Terry Nieman

Water/Sewer Superintendent Daniel Morse

Assessor Thomas Arlington

Attorney Thomas Brandt

Also present were: See Attached Sheets

 

ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE MINUTES

There were no additions or corrections to be made to the minutes as presented by the Town Clerk.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

Ms. Molly McGirr asked about the resolution for the Official Undertaking. Town Clerk Little stated that we were informed that this needed to be passed by the town board and kept on file in our offices. This is listed in the Public Officers Law handbook.

 

NEW BUSINESS

RESOLUTION 21-10

BID ACCEPTANCE FOR NEW EXCAVATOR

On a motion made by Councilwoman Bieber, seconded by Councilman Rehwaldt, the following resolution was

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to accept the bid from Vantage Equipment, LLC in the amount of $157,413.00 - $17,000.00 trade-in allowance = $140,413.00 for the 2010 Excavator, Make - Volvo, Model #EC210C. Bid amount not to exceed $140,413.00. This was the only bid that met all of the bid specifications. The bids received are as follows:

COMPANY YEAR MAKE MODEL # BID PRICE TRADE VALUE

Monroe Tractor 2008 Doosan DX225 $163,848.00 $20,000.00

Vantage Equipment, LLC 2010 Volvo EC210C $157,413.00 $17,000.00

George & Swede Sales 2010 Link-Belt 210X2 $150,925.00 $14,000.00

Milton CAT 2008 Caterpillar 320DL $143,973.00 $20,000.00

Vantage Equipment, LLC 2008 Volvo EC210C $135,535.00 $17,000.00

 

RESOLUTION 22-10

CEMETERY PRICING FOR ROYALTON UNION CEMETERY

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to set the price for the purchase of burial plots and for standard and cremation burials at the Royalton Union Cemetery to be consistent with the pricing at Royalton Mountain Ridge Cemetery:

�� Plot Purchase $450.00

�� Standard Burial $500.00

�� Standard Burial - Sundays & Holidays $550.00

�� Cremation Burial $250.00

�� Cremation Burial - Sundays & Holidays $275.00

 

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RESOLUTION 23-10

NIAGARA COUMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM ANNUAL CONTRACT

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to authorize Supervisor Lang to sign the contract with the Niagara Community Action Program (NIACAP) for 2010 in the amount of $1,500.00. This program helps to benefit residents in our community.

 

RESOLUTION 24-10

SHARED ASSESSOR POSITION WITH TOWN OF HARTLAND

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to authorize Supervisor Richard J. Lang to negotiate an agreement with the Town of Hartland to utilize a shared Assessor for both towns.

 

RESOLUTION 25-10

OFFICIAL UNDERTAKING FOR THE TOWN OF ROYALTON

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolution to adopt the OFFICIAL UNDERTAKING OF MUNICIPAL OFFICIALS

WHEREAS, various sections of New York State Town Law and Public Officers Law require that certain officials

execute an Official Undertaking; and

WHEREAS, we, the Town Board of the Town of Royalton hereby require the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Tax Collector, Town Justice(s), and Highway Superintendent to execute said Official Undertaking as required by said law;

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Town Board of the Town of Royalton approve the document entitled "Town of Royalton Official Undertaking of Municipal Officers" as to its form and manner of execution and the sufficiency of the insurance, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that said Official Undertaking containing the notarized signatures of those named municipal officials be filed in the Office of the Town Clerk, as well as the original copies of the insurance policies indicating the sufficiency of the sureties to indemnify the Town against losses which may arise from failure of such officials to properly discharge their duties.

 

RESOLUTION 26-10

VOTING DELEGATE FOR ASSOCIATION OF TOWNS ANNUAL MEETING

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to appoint Town Clerk Marie L. Little, RMC, as the voting delegate at the Annual Association of Towns Meeting; be it FURTHER RESOLVED to appoint Attorney Thomas Brandt to act as the alternate voting delegate at said meeting.

RESOLUTION 27-10

 

WATER METER PURCHASE

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to authorize Daniel Morse, Water/Sewer Superintendent, to place an order for 100 water meters at a cost not to exceed $18,850.00 from Ti-Sales, Inc.

 

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RESOLUTION 28-10

NEW MEMBERS FOR WOLCOTTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

On a motion made by Councilman Rehwaldt, seconded by Councilwoman Bieber, the following resolution was

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to ACCEPT the following individuals in to membership of the Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Company:

�� Artie Haist

�� Darlene Gurnett

 

RESOLUTION 29-10

REMOVAL OF MEMBERS OF THE WOLCOTTSVILLE VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to REMOVE the following individuals from membership in the Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Company:

�� Malin Le

�� Blain Keyes

�� Eileen Regan

�� David Dombrowski

�� Jeanne Dombrowski

�� Lena Dombrowski

�� Joe Dombrowski

 

RESOLUTION 30-10

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None 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 $48,445.33covering vouchers #1452 - 1477 for Abstract #14 for the year 2009 for the Town Hall, Highway Department and the Water / Sewer Department. BE IT FURTHER 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 $55,574.96 covering vouchers #1 - 13 for the year 2010 for the Town Hall, Highway Department and the Water / Sewer Department.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business to come before the board at this time.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT - GOOD & WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

There was no Public Comment to come before the board at this time.

A motion was made by Councilwoman Bieber, seconded by Councilman Budde, and carried unanimously that the board convene in to an Executive Session at 7:20 PM for the purpose of discussing the "medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person or corporation, or relating to appointment, promotion, demotion, discipline or removal".

Town Clerk Little performed the official "Oath of Office" ceremony for those individuals present who were appointed to the various positions passed by resolution this evening.

 

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EXECUTIVE SESSION

Present: Supervisor Lang, Deputy Supervisor Bieber, Councilman Bragg, Councilman Budde, Councilman Rehwaldt,

Attorney Brandt

The town board members held their Executive Session discussion in the Supervisors office. There was no formal action taken at this time. There being no further information to come before this board, a motion was made by Councilwoman Bieber, seconded by Councilman Rehwaldt and carried unanimously that the Executive Session be adjourned at 8:34 PM and that they reconvene to the Regular Board Meeting.

 

There being no further information or discussion to come before this board, a motion was made by Councilman Budde, seconded by Councilwoman Bieber and carried unanimously that the Regular Board Meeting be adjourned at 8:35 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Marie L. Little, RMC

Marie L. Little, RMC

Royalton Town Clerk