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Town Board Minutes March 21, 2007

Present: Councilmen Brien M. Hopkins, Councilman Richard K. Hawkins, Dennis J. Mead, Councilwoman Cathleen M. Dobson and Supervisor William A. Eagan.

Also Present: Highway Superintendent Telaak, Town Attorney Downey, Deputy Supervisor Pluta, Deputy Code Enforcement Officers.

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilman Mead to accept the resignation from Thelma Hornberger as Assessor effective 3/22/07.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilman Mead to appoint Jeneen McSkimming as Assessor effective 3/22/07, term to expire 9/30/07.

five (5) Ayes Carried

RESOLUTION 2007- 06 A BOND RESOLUTION OF THE BOSTON TOWN BOARD (THE ?TOWN?) DATED MARCH 21, 2007 AMENDING RESOLUTION 2006-27 ADOPTED OCTOBER 4, 2006, AUTHORIZING THE CONSTRUCTION OF A BUILDING, IN AN AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,375,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SERIAL BONDS IN AN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT NOT TO EXCEED $1,375,000 OF THE TOWN, PURSUANT TO THE LOCAL FINANCE LAW TO FINANCE SAID PURPOSE, SAID AMOUNT TO BE OFFSET BY ANY FEDERAL, STATE, COUNTY AND/OR LOCAL GRANTS RECEIVED, AND DELEGATING THE POWER TO ISSUE BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES IN ANTICIPATION OF THE SALE OF SUCH BONDS TO THE TOWN SUPERVISOR.

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Supervisor Eagan to reject the electrical bids for the NYS New Police Barracks.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Supervisor Eagan to schedule a bid opening for the electrical contract for the new NYS Police Barracks for Tuesday, April 24, 2007 at 10 a.m.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Councilman Hopkins to adopt the minutes of the March 7, 2007 regular meeting.

five (5) Ayes Carried
A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Councilman Hopkins, upon review by the Town Board, that fund bills on the Abstract dated March 15, 2007 in the amount of $75,395.92 be paid.

five (5) Ayes Carried

Received and filed Resolutions from the Towns of Newstead and Orchard Park in Support of Internet Sex Offender Legislation.

Received and filed Amendments to the Erie County Water Authority?s Tariff.

REQUESTS FROM THE FLOOR:

Thomas Tresler, 6785 Liebler Road, inquired about the unresolved drainage situation near his home.

Supervisor Eagan stated that the Town Board is working with Erie County Highway to resolve this problem.

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilwoman Dobson to approve the annual refuse licenses for Allied Waste Services of North America, LLC, Modern Disposal Services, Inc., NEI and Waste Management of NY, LLC.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilman Hopkins to approve the Use of Facility Application from Karen Ellis for a Family Picnic on August 26, 2007.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilman Hopkins to approve the Use of Facility Application from Boy Scout Troop 491 for a Flag Day event on June 14, 2007.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Supervisor Eagan and seconded by Councilman Hopkins to approve the Use of Facility Application from Boston District #1 for a School Reunion on July 21, 2007.

five (5) Ayes Carried

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Councilman Hopkins to approve the Use of Facility Application from Family Readiness Group for a Family Picnic on June 10, 2007.

five (5) Ayes Carried
RESOLUTION 2007- 04 SUPPORT FOR AN ICE SKATING/ROLLER RINK LOCATED IN ERIE COUNTY?S SPRAGUE BROOK PARK

Received and filed monthly reports from the Supervisor, Town Clerk, Code Enforcement Officers, Dog Control Officers and Town Engineer.

Received and filed Town of Boston 2006 Annual Update Document and Annual Financial Report.

Supervisor Eagan made the following Committee Appointments:

AUDIT

Town Board Members

TRAFFIC SAFETY AND ROADWAYS

Chairman - Councilman Hopkins, Sgt. Joseph Wilkinson, Chief Scott Patronik, Hwy. Supt. Telaak

INSURANCE

Chairman - Councilman Hawkins, Town Attorney Downey, Brian Baty, Supervisor Eagan

INVESTMENT ADVISORY

Chairman - Councilwoman Dobson, Town Attorney Downey, Town Board Members, Mark Flaherty, Designated Reps of Boston, N. Boston and Patchin Fire Companies.

SOLID WASTE AND REFUSE

Chairman - Councilman Hopkins, Town Attorney Downey, Supervisor Eagan, Town Clerk Shenk

INSPECTION

Code Enforcement Officer Ferguson, Deputy Code Enforcement Officers Lisowski and Juda, Town Board Members

CABLE TV

Chairman - Councilman Mead, Councilman Hawkins, Supervisor Eagan, Town Attorney Downey, Mark Flowers

DRAINAGE

Chairman - Councilman Hawkins, Hwy. Supt. Telaak, Mike Amodori, Joseph Redman

ZONING REVIEW

Town Planner Brox, Town Attorney Downey, Councilman Hopkins, Code Enforcement Officer Ferguson, Deputy Code Enforcement Officer?s Lisowski & Juda, Patricia Hacker, Ralph Gibson, Deputy Supervisor Pluta

SAFETY

Town Clerk Shenk, Hwy. Supt. Telaak, Recreation Director Vara, James Pluta, Sean Crotty, Mark Flowers, Raymond Worth, Frank Yandura, Supervisor Eagan

RECREATION

Chairman - Councilman Hawkins, Hwy. Supt. Telaak, Recreation Director Vara, Debbie Reinecke, Ron Carr, Jim Roistracher, Lorinda Koczur, Deanna Newberry, Connie Miner

RECORDS

Chairman - Town Clerk Shenk, Supervisor Eagan, Deputy Town Clerk Mulé, Leo Jensen

DEFERRED COMPENSATION

Chairman ? Deputy Town Clerk Ellis, Councilman Mead, Supervisor Eagan, Kathleen Selby, Shawn Connolly.

BOSTON SENIORS ? GROUP #1

President ? Lois Lizak, Theresa Gresco, Mina Saeli, Pearl Emerling, Art May, Gloria Collett, Greg Hahn, Erma Kern

YOUNG AT HEART ? GROUP #2

President?Joyce Carr, Vice President?Ginnette Billittere, Secretary?Melba Brierley, Treasurer, Larry Steward, Membership?Mary Lou Woodhouse, Sunshine?Jean Ruchalski, Bocce?Val Bezilla

CHRISTMAS LIGHTING

Councilman Hopkins, Herbert Klein, Carole Bieler, Diane & Richard Helmbrecht, Margaret Edington, Edward Cary, Robert Marean, Edwin & David Gwynne, James Carr, Stephen Tills, Larry Steward, Thomas Edington, Richard Lee, Frederick Shearer, Douglas Hellman, Jennifer Mulé, John Marchinda, Donald O?Bryant, Joseph Santonocito. Donald Genzel, Warren Fleckenstein, William Hubert, Frank Lisowski, Damian Wiktor, Allen Carpenter, Robert Dossinger, David Wittmeyer, Val Bezilla, Cindy Edington, Diana Clancy, Walter & Elizabeth Slomka.

A motion was made by Councilman Mead and seconded by Supervisor Eagan to appoint the following to the Capital Improvement Committee:

Supervisor Eagan, Councilwoman Dobson, Connie Miner, Councilman Hawkins, Ralph Gibson, Dr. Norman Hertz, Town Attorney Downey

five (5) Ayes Carried

Highway Superintendent Telaak announced that Brush Pick Up will begin on April 9th and work on Rice Road will begin this spring.

RESOLUTION 2007- 05 OPPOSING REVISION OF 19 NYCRR PART 1203 AS AN UNFUNDED MANDATE

Councilman Mead noted that Deputy Code Enforcement Officers Juda and Lisowski and Conservation Advisory Council Member Hertz will attend the upcoming WNY Storm water Coalition training.

Councilman Mead also noted that the Conservation Advisory Council is seeking the involvement of the Recreation Department to assist in the Earth Day Celebration, most specifically, the Fishing Derby.

Councilman Hopkins noted that because of sight distance problems, intersection warning signs will be installed on Herman Hill Road North and South of Woodlee Court.

A motion was made by Councilman Hawkins and seconded by Councilman Mead to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 p.m.

five (5) Ayes Carried




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DAVID J. SHENK, TOWN CLERK

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