TOWN OF BROWNVILLE JULY 5, 2017 7:00 PM
TOWN BOARD MEETING TOWN OFFICE, LIMERICK, N.Y.
PRESENT: Roll call of Board Members:
Supv. Richard D. Lane, Kenneth Bates, Richard Dodge, Albert Roberts, Wayne Flath, and June McCartin
Several interested tax payers were in attendance. List attached.
ABSENT: Ron Tepfenhart
MINUTES: Motion from Councilman Dodge to accept the June minutes as received and Councilman Bates seconded the motion. Agreed.
STATEMENT: Councilman Roberts motioned acceptance of the financial statement for May, 2017 and Councilman Dodge seconded the motion. Agreed.
- June 27th letter from Gunther Schaller regarding comparisons of wind farm projects. He suggests the town should consider applying for party status for the current two projects, Galloo
Island Project and Horse Creek Project. Supv. Lane will approach Atty. Mark Gebo for this position.
- Planning Board Minutes not available
- Ron’s monthly land use reports
- Copy of tonnage of refuse and recyclables
- Copy of report from Dog Control Officer not available
- The clerk read the BCA update on WD#2 and includes this letter with the minutes.
- Councilman Dodge motioned to reappoint Michael Finucane to
the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term to expire 7/31/2022.
Councilman Bates seconded the motion. Agreed.
HIGHWAY SUPT: Supt. Wayne Flath reports the crew has been chip sealing Perch
Lake and Reasoner Roads and part of North Shore Road as well
as building Middle Road shoulders.
CLERK: Councilman Bates motioned to accept the monthly clerk
report as provided and Councilman Dodge seconded the motion. Agreed.
- Councilman Roberts motioned for fall cleanup days to be held on
August 19, Aug, 23 and August 26 at the Town Transfer Site.
Councilman Dodge seconded the motion. Agreed.
- Councilman Dodge motioned to appoint Supv. Richard D. Lane
to negotiate for the Teamster Union contract and Councilman
Bates seconded the motion. Agreed.
HIGHWAY BILLS: Board Members reviewed the payables. Councilman Bates
motioned to pay the General Bills ($37,507.25), the Highway
bills ($151,948.59) and the water bills ($626.40). Councilman Dodge seconded the motion. Agreed.
FLOOR: Irene Sullivan questioned the committee to petition the 75% of
WD#2 residents who were not petitioned opposing the WD#2.
The original water committee will have the options to decide if their committee members wish to get petitions from the remaining
Craig Foster was present to address his ongoing problems with his neighbors. The neighbors septic system is leaching onto his property creating soil damage. Town Health Officer Frank Giaquinto has sent a letter to the neighbors, the Marshalls, with notice to correct the problem.
ADJOURNMENT: Councilman Dodge motioned to adjourn at 7:34 PM and
Councilman Roberts seconded the motion. The next town board meeting has been scheduled for 7:00 PM on Aug. 2, 2017.
WD#2 and the Village of Dexter entered into the Intermunicipal Agreement (IMA) which describes the purchasing of water by WD#2 from the Village, and on June 12, 2017, BCA submitted the Water Grant and Intermunicipal Grant Application and the DWSRF Financing Application to EFC & DOH on behalf of WD#2. These applications were for grant money and long-term financing to fund the project to construct the water distribution system to serve WD#2. DOH has sent several comments regarding the project, all of which BCA is or will respond to. The most significant comment was regarding their receipt of a petition opposing the project from three WD#2 taxpayers. This petition was signed by 65 people, which represented approximately 25% of the parcels within the District, and was sent directly to the State’s Attorney General’s office as well as several funding and regulatory agencies. To date, a copy has not been sent to the Town; BCA obtained a copy and shared it with the Supervisor. At the request of the Town, BCA has created a WD#2 Support Map, showing all parcels within the district boundary, and showing those which were represented by the opposing petition shaded red. BCA also created a list of all parcels and corresponding owners showing similar data. BCA recommends that representatives of the Town or the WD#2 water committee pole the 75% of homeowners or taxpayers within WD#2 that were not represented by the opposition petition to gauge the District’s overall support of the project. The WD#2 Support Map would then be revised to add any additional parcels opposed to the project shaded red, and to include all parcels in favor of the project shaded green. This map would then be sent to the funding agencies to either validate or refute the opposition petition.
Other than responding to DOH’s comment regarding the petition, BCA will continue to discuss the project and additional comments with EFC and DOH and will contact the Town if further information is needed.
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