Town of
Royalton
Niagara County, NY
 Minutes 

August 09, 2010: REGULAR BOARD MEETING

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

August 9, 2010

 

The Regular Board Meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Royalton was held on Monday, August 9, 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 with the Pledge to the Flag.

 

The following were present:

Supervisor                                Richard J. Lang

Town Clerk                              Marie L. Little, RMC/CMC

Councilmen                              Jennifer Bieber, Daniel Bragg, James Budde

Highway Superintendent            Terry Nieman

Code Enforcement Officer          Thomas Arlington

Attorney                                 Thomas H. 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 - AGENDA ITEMS

There was no public comment to come before the board at this time regarding the agenda.

 

COMMUNICATIONS / PETITIONS

There were no Communications or Petitions to come before the Town Board at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

RESOLUTION 120-10

STOP SIGN PLACEMENT - TOWNLINE ROAD & WRUCK ROAD

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to authorize Terry Nieman, Highway Superintendent, to change the placement of the stop signs at the intersection of Wruck Road and Townline Road. The stop signs are currently on Townline Road. The stop signs will be placed on Wruck Road for traffic to stop on Wruck Road instead of Townline Road.

 

RESOLUTION 121-10

LINE ITEM TRANSFER - HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to authorize a line item transfer FROM DB5110.4-General Repairs, Contractual TO A1440.4-Engineer, Contractual in the amount of $5,046.25. Transfer is to cover the cost of the Foote Road Evaluation Study which should have been paid from the Highway Department General Repairs account and not the Engineer Contractual account.

 

RESOLUTION 122-10

PAYMENT FOR DEMOLITION WORK AT 8101 STATE STREET, GASPORT

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to authorize the payment for the demolition of the fire damaged cold storage building at 8101 State Street, Gasport. Payment will be made to Ron Coulson Trucking and Excavating in the amount of $10,000.00 and to the Niagara County Landfill in the amount of $2,670.98 for the debris tipping fee. The total amount of $12,670.98 will be charged against line item A1620.4-Building & Grounds, Contractual. Unpaid costs are to be added to the 2011 Tax Roll by the Town Assessor. 

 

RESOLUTION 123-10

LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL FOR JAMESPORT TAP, INC.

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to accept for filing the New York State Liquor License Renewal Application for an On-Premise Beverage License from Jamesport Tap, Inc., 7910 Rochester Road, Gasport, New York. 

 

RESOLUTION 124-10

WOLCOTTSVILLE VOL. FIRE CO. - NEW JUNIOR MEMBER

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to accept Jeremy Leising in to Junior Membership of the Wolcottsville Volunteer Fire Company.

 

RESOLUTION 125-10

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

              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 $175,586.98 vouchers #961-1083 for Abstract #8 for the year 2010 for the Town Hall, Highway Department and the

Water /Sewer Department.

 

RESOLUTION 126-10

RESCIND RESOLUTION 109-10 FOR LINE ITEM TRANSFER

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to rescind Resolution 109-10, per Mr. Jack Berry, CPA, Town Accountant, pertaining to the line item transfer for CHIPS funding. Mr. Berry would like to see the invoices put against the budget, in a negative balance, until the CHIPS funding is received and then the line item will be zeroed out.

Resolved to make a line item transfer FROM DB5112.4-Road Construction (CHIPS), Contractual TO DB5110.4-Repairs, Contractual in the amount of $155,416.52. Funding for the road projects done in 2010 have been paid for out of the Repairs budget until the CHIPS funding was received by the town. 

 

RESOLUTION 127-10

BUDGET AMENDEMNT

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Lang, Bieber, Bragg, Budde

               NAYS 0 None                     MOTION CARRIED

Resolved to AMEND line item A7510.4-Historian, Contractual, by increasing this line item by $500.00. This amount would come from the General Fund fund balance. Amendment suggested by Mr. Jack Berry, Town Accountant.

 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business to come before the Town Board members at this time.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT - GOOD & WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

Mr. James Kelly, 9328 Foote Road, addressed the Town Board regarding the Senate Bill S293, and Assembly Bill A11086 pertaining to the authorization of towns setting their own speed limits on town roads. Mr. Kelly asked the Town Board members to consider supporting these bills. Mr. Kelly stated that this would benefit the town, specifically on Foote Road. Discussion ensued regarding this issue between Mr. Kelly and Mr. Terry Nieman, Highway Superintendent.

 

The town board will request a speed reduction study on Foote Road once the Cedar Street Bridge project has been completed.

Supervisor Lang stated that he spoke with the engineer on the bridge project last week and they are very frustrated. It may be completed late this year or possibly not until next spring.

 

Mr. Scott Wymczak asked the Town Board members if the state settles the lawsuit with the Power Authority do they know what they are going to ask for. Supervisor Lang stated that the towns "wish list" of seven (7) projects has already been submitted. Supervisor Lang stated that the main priority to be addressed will be the water and sewer lines in Gasport.

 

There being no further information or discussion to come before this board, a motion was made by Councilwoman Bieber, seconded by Councilman Budde and carried unanimously that the Regular Board Meeting be adjourned at 7:42 PM.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

Marie L. Little, RMC

Marie L. Little, RMC

Royalton Town Clerk