Town of
Royalton
Niagara County, NY
 Minutes 

April 08, 2013: Regular Board Meeting

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING

April 8, 2013

 

The Regular Board Meeting of the Town of Royalton was held on Monday, April 8, 2013, at the Royalton Town Hall, 5316 Royalton Center Road, Middleport, New York. Supervisor Jennifer Bieber called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM with the Pledge to the Flag.

 

The following were present:

Supervisor Jennifer H. Bieber

Town Clerk Marie L. Little, RMC/CMC

Town Board Members Daniel Bragg, James Budde, Lee Criswell, Bradley Rehwaldt

Highway Superintendent ABSENT: Terry Nieman

Water/Sewer Superintendent ABSENT: Daniel Morse

Town Attorney Thomas H. Brandt

Also present were: See Attached Sheets

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bieber, seconded by Councilman Budde and carried unanimously that the board convene an EXECUTIVE SESSION at 7:01 PM for the purpose of "Discussion relating to proposed, pending or current litigation".

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

The following were present: Supervisor Bieber, Deputy Supervisor Bragg, Councilman Budde, Councilman Criswell, Councilman Rehwaldt, Town Clerk Little, & Attorney Brandt.

 

There was no formal action taken during this meeting.

 

A motion was made by Supervisor Bieber, seconded by Councilman Criswell and carried unanimously that the Executive Session be adjourned at 7:15 PM. The board reconvened their Regular Board Meeting at 7:16 PM.

 

ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS OF THE MINUTES

There were no additions or corrections of the minutes as presented.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT - Agenda Items Only

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 board at this time.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

RESOLUTION 44-13

SUPERVISOR'S MONTHLY REPORT

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to accept the Supervisor's report for the month of March 2013.

 

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RESOLUITON 45-13

GRIEVANCE DAY

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to establish the fourth Wednesday in the month of May each year as "Grievance Day" for the Town of Royalton.

 

RESOLUTION 46-13

NYS EFC - WASTE WATER TREATMENT PLAN STUDY

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to adopt the following regarding the Grant Agreement with the NYS EFC:

WHEREAS, The Town of Royalton has applied for a Grant through the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation for a Waste Water Treatment Plan Study; and

WHEREAS, The Town of Royalton desires to designate a representative to execute said Grant Agreement;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Supervisor Jennifer H. Bieber is authorized to execute a Grant Agreement with the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and any and all other contracts, documents and instruments necessary to bring about the Project and to fulfill the Town of Royalton's obligations under the Engineering Planning Grant Agreement.

 

RESOLUTION 47-13

CEMETERY MOWING BID AWARD

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to award the bid for mowing of the five (5) cemeteries maintained by the Town of Royalton to Hess Landscaping of Lockport, New York, at a cost not to exceed $8,208.00 for the 2013 mowing season.

 

There were a total of five (5) bids received for this contract:

h Hess Landscaping, Lockport        $ 8,208.00

h Haist Lawn Clinic, Gasport           $ 9,200.00

h Richard O'Grady, Gasport            $12,000.00

h Shorty's Beast, LLC, Medina ***  $24,250.00

h Outdoors Unlimited, Lockport      $32,500.00

 

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RESOLUTION 48-13

TOUR DE CURE

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to authorize the Tour Du Cure to use the Royalton Town Hall and parking lot for their annual bike ride on Saturday, June 8, 2013 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.

 

RESOLUTION 49-13

TOWN OF ROYALTON RECREATION PROGRAM

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

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

NAYS 0 None MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to submit the Town of Royalton Safety Plan for our Recreation Program to the NYS Department of Health by the May 1st deadline and; FURTHER RESOLVE to authorize Lorretta Criswell, Marie L. Little, or Jennifer H. Bieber to complete and submit any and all necessary documentation pertaining to this program.

 

RESOLUTION 50-13

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

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

ADOPTED AYES 5 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Criswell, 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 for Abstract #4 for the year 2013 in the amounts of:

Fund Voucher #'s Total

A Fund 119 - 163 $ 55,223.08

B Fund 14 - 20 $ 6,536.29

DB Fund 101 - 136 $ 52,024.92

SD Fund 13 - 15 $ 35,976.61

SF Fund 4 - 5 $ 190,889.00

SL Fund 3 $ 1,109.76

SR Fund N / A $

SS Fund 22 - 25 $ 1,946.02

SW Fund 50 - 78 $ 59,716.21

TOTAL $ 403,421.89

 

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RESOLUTION 51-13

CEMETERY OPERATOR BID AWARD

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

ADOPTED AYES 4 Bieber, Bragg, Budde, Rehwaldt

NAYS 0 None

ABSTAIN 1 Criswell MOTION CARRIED

 

Resolved to award the Cemetery Operator Bid to C.A.M. Trenching & Trucking for 2013.

 

There were three (3) bids received for this contract: Grave Openings

                                                          Standard / Cremation            Sundays & Holidays

h Shorty's Beast, LLC, Medina ***           $300.00 / $150.00               $50.00 Extra

h C.A.M. Trenching & Trucking, Akron      $410.00 / $220.00               $490.00 / $255.00

h Richard O'Grady, Gasport                      $500.00 / $250.00               $600.00 / $300.00

 

*** Shorty's Beast, LLC, Medina stipulated to Councilman Criswell that he wanted "all or nothing" for both the Cemetery Mowing and the Cemetery Operator contracts. 

 

PUBLIC COMMENT - GOOD & WELFARE OF THE COMMUNITY

 

Mr. Scott Wymyczak, Dog Control Officer, updated the Town Board members on his recent inspection by the NYS Agriculture & Markets Department. Mr. Wymyczak discussed some suggestions made regarding our procedures for issuing tickets for dogs. Discussion ensued with the Town Attorney regarding this issue.

 

There being no further information to come before this board, a motion was made by Councilman Rehwaldt, seconded by Councilman Criswell and carried unanimously that the Board Meeting be adjourned at 7:22 PM.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Marie L. Little, RMC/CMC

 

Marie L. Little, RMC/CMC

Royalton Town Clerk