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Town Board Minutes March 15, 2000

REGULAR BOARD MEETING TOWN HALL
MARCH 15, 2000 7:30 P.M.

Present were Councilman Damian P. Wiktor, Councilman Stephen K. Tills, Councilman Karl J. Simmeth Jr., Councilman Dennis J. Mead, Supervisor Lisa M. Rood, and Town Attorney Michael F. Perley.

Absent: Highway Superintendent Wayne C. Kreitzbender.

Rev. James Laun, Churchill Memorial Methodist Church, opened the meeting with a prayer.

A motion was made by Councilman Simmeth and seconded by Councilman Tills to adopt the minutes of the March 2, 2000 monthly meeting.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Councilman Wiktor, upon review by the Town Board, that the General Fund and Special District Bills on Abstract #3A, dated March 15, 2000 in the amount of $107,354.24 be paid.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Wiktor and seconded by Councilman Simmeth, upon review by the Town Board, that the Highway Bills on Abstract #3A, dated March 15, 2000, in the amount of $12,067.45 be paid.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Supervisor Rood read a letter from Katharine Praczkajlo, Alternate Member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, requesting appointment as a Zoning Board of Appeals Board Member.

Supervisor Rood commented that a law was passed last year offering an opportunity to appoint alternate members to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals. The law is worthy because in this case a member is retiring from the Zoning Board of Appeals and an alternate, who is has attended meetings and is currently up to date with the agenda, can be appointed.

A motion was made by Supervisor Rood and seconded by Councilman Mead to appoint Katharine Praczkajlo to the Zoning Board of Appeals, term effective 4/1/00 and to expire 4/1/05.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Wiktor and seconded by Councilman Simmeth, upon the recommendation of Recreation Director Clesse, to re-appoint the following to the Summer Recreation Day Camp 2000, term effective immediately and to expire 8/31/00:

Bess Barbati Counselor $5.35 per hr.
Kate Barbati Counselor $5.25 per hr.
Melissa Dzikowski Counselor $5.45 per hr.
Erin Ebert Counselor $5.25 per hr.
Julie Edwards Counselor $5.55 per hr.
Jennifer Ehlers Counselor $5.15 per hr.
Julie Ehlers Counselor $5.55 per hr.
Nicole Kester Craft Supervisor $6.10 per hr.
Cathleen Klein Counselor $5.35 per hr.
Jennifer Klein Counselor $5.35 per hr.
Andrew Mead Counselor $5.25 per hr.
Aaron Pavlovic Counselor $5.45 per hr.
Doris Pilato Craft Supervisor $6.85 per hr.
Robert Rooney Counselor $5.35 per hr.
Andrew P. Smith Counselor $5.45 per hr.
Kevin Steffan Site Supervisor $7.60 per hr.

five (5) Ayes Carried

REGULAR BOARD MEETING TOWN HALL
MARCH 15, 2000 7:30 P.M.


Received and filed notification from the NYS Board of Real Property Services that the Final State Equalization Rate for the Town of Boston is 73.70.

Supervisor Rood noted that the Town of Boston?s equalization rate for last year was 77.45. The rate has dropped because current sale prices in the Town of Boston are higher than current assessments.

A motion was made by Supervisor Rood and seconded by Councilman Simmeth to schedule a bid opening for the Yellow Bus Service for the 2000 Summer Recreation Program on April 10, 2000 at 10:00 a.m.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Tills and seconded by Councilman Simmeth to grant Town Justice Bender and Clerk Wendy Kummer permission to attend the Justice Court Management Program on March 27, 2000.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Supervisor Rood and seconded by Councilman Mead to refer to the Planning Board a Cellular One request to install an antenna on an existing tower.

five (5) Ayes Carried


SUPERVISOR REPORT

A) Supervisor Monthly Report received and is on file in the Town Clerk?s Office.

A motion was made by Councilman Simmeth and seconded by Councilman Mead to accept the 1999 Annual Report of the Boston Town Supervisor.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Supervisor Rood reported that she has been working with Councilman Tills, the South Boston Playground Committee, and the Play World Equipment Company to install playground equipment in the South Boston Park. The equipment will cost $9,500 and will be paid for from a grant received from NYS Senator Volker.

A motion was made by Councilman Tills and seconded by Councilman Mead to authorize Supervisor Rood to order playground equipment from Play World Equipment Company at a cost of $9,500.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Supervisor Rood commented that she and a group of supervisors from the Association of Erie County Governments will lobby in Albany for issues of concern.

A motion was made by Councilman Simmeth and seconded by Councilman Tills to grant Supervisor Rood permission to attend a lobbing trip to Albany on March 27-28, 2000, appropriate expenses to be paid.

five (5) Ayes Carried


TOWN ATTORNEY REPORT

RESOLUTION 2000-11 A RESOLUTION NAMING A CERTAIN ROAD ?DEER RUN? IN THE TOWN OF BOSTON, NEW YORK

REGULAR BOARD MEETING TOWN HALL
MARCH 15, 2000 7:30 P.M.

Town Attorney Perley commented that Mr. Bernardi is in the process of extending public services which necessitates a road cut. He and the Town Engineer have agreed on the cuts and restoration. The signed Public Improvement Permit contains the specific material of back run gravel, seven (7) inches from finished grade and finished with black top of a four (4) inch base, two (2) inch binder and a one (1) inch top. Two (2) $50.00 checks have been received from Mr. Bernardi (10% each for the Performance Bond for the completion of the work and the Maintenance Bond which is a two (2) year holding period for the Town of Boston. The estimated cost for the road cut is five hundred dollars ($500). The agreed upon permit fee is an hourly rate to the engineer for the inspectors.

A motion was made by Councilman Wiktor and seconded by Councilman Mead to approve the Bernardi Public Improvement Permit for a Willow Drive open road cut and authorize the Supervisor to sign the permit.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Town Attorney Perley reported that he has redrafted the bid specifications for the installation of the playground equipment. Previous bids were inconsistent and all bids were rejected.

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Councilman Simmeth to schedule a bid opening on April 10, 2000 at 10:05 a.m. for the installation of playground equipment and direct the Town Clerk to advertise for bids.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Town Attorney welcomed the students in attendance.

COUNCILMAN REPORT

Councilman Mead reported that he attended the Planning Board meeting on March 14, 2000. Currently there is a vacancy for a Zoning Board of Appeals alternate and a Conservation Advisor Council member.

Councilman Wiktor reported that the Recreation Director is working hard on the Summer Recreation Program.

Councilman Wiktor reported that the Town of Brant is a new member of the Southtowns Haz-Mat Team. The Haz-Mat team was awarded a NYS grant of $25,000 for a new truck. Emerling Chevrolet was awarded the bid and the truck will be running and outfitted in six (6) to eight (8) weeks. The Southtowns Haz-Mat Team, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America Program, will begin the Explorer Post Program. The program is open to young individuals who might have an interest in participating. Southtowns Haz-Mat is an organization of volunteer firefighters who answer calls that deal only with hazardous materials.

Councilman Simmeth reported that Erie County Traffic Engineer Earl Dubin is forwarding the TE9 forms from NYS DOT for the review and recommendation of lowering town speed limits. Councilman Simmeth thanked Town Clerk Shenk for preparing the TE9 forms in a timely manner.

Councilman Simmeth attended the Regional Open Space and Farm Land Conference on March 8, 2000 in the Village of East Aurora. Speakers from the American Farmland Trust and Cornell University discussed the topics of the Purchase of Development Rights, (PDR), Conservation Easements and the importance of the agricultural industry to Erie County. Anyone interested in more information may contact Councilman Simmeth.

REGULAR BOARD MEETING TOWN HALL
MARCH 15, 2000 7:30 P.M.

COUNCILMAN REPORT (CONT.)


Councilman Simmeth reported that he attended a NEST meeting on March 9, 2000 in the Orchard Park Town Hall. A motion was passed for NEST to begin working on obtaining a Solid Waste Management Plan. The plan costs approximately $180,000 and includes the Comprehensive Recyclable Analysis (CRA) from NEST communities. There must be a swamp in place before the NYS DEC will issue a permit for a municipality composting facility. Orchard Park has obtained a grant to build a composting facility but they do not have a permit to operate one.

Councilman Simmeth noted that the Conservation Advisory Council is seeking Board Members and a Chairman. Chairman Chris Bifaro has agreed to chair the March meeting before retiring from the CAC Board. Earth Day will be April 29, 2000.

Councilman Tills reported that the Adelphia Cable Contract meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 19, 2000 at 7:30 p.m. Residents will be notified after Adelphia Cable confirmation of the date and time.

A motion was made by Councilman Simmeth and seconded by Councilman Mead to adjourn the meeting at 7:59 p.m.









DAVID J. SHENK, TOWN CLERK

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