Oneida County, NY
April 7, 2009
Town Supervisor John F. Buczek called a regular meeting of the Town of Floyd Board to order at 7:00 P.M.
Town Officials present were: Town Supervisor John F. Buczek, Councilmen William E. Smith, Willard H. Streiff, Jr., Clifford Kotary and Charles E. Planow, Town Clerk Georgianna Larry, Highway Superintendent Jerome Alexander Jr., Legal Counsel David Rapke, Historian Edwin Evans, Code Enforcement Officers Wade Evans and Mikel Buczkowski, Zoning Enforcement Officer Charles Streiff, Constable Lloyd Miller, Sanitation Supervisor Lawrence Gruby, Assessor Patricia Roser, Water Superintendent William Nemyier III, Bookkeeper Delores Smith, NOCCOG Circuit Representative Susan Martin, and County Legislator Michael Clancy.
Boy Scouts Anthony Pianella, Josh Evans led us in the Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.
Mr. Buczek announced that all Town Board Meetings are voice recorded.
Supervisor John F. Buczek asked if there were any corrections to the March 3rd, 2009 Board Minutes and Special Board Minutes March 11th, 2009? There were none. Councilman Charles E. Planow made a motion to accept the March 3rd, 2009 Board Minutes and March 11, 2009 Special Board Minuets as presented by the Town Clerk, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary, and carried.
Town Clerk announced that we do not read these bills because they are all posted on the bulletin board. Mr. Buczek told us before approving the bills tonight; we need to make some Budget Amendments see item 6 Subsection i of the Agenda. After approving these amendments, Councilman Clifford Kotary made a motion to pay the General Warrant Bills from Claim No. G09104 to G09158 in the amount of $28,909.75, seconded by Councilman William E. Smith, approved.
Councilman Clifford Kotary made a motion to pay the Refuse & Garbage District Bills from Claim No. R09024 to R09034 in the amount of $14,255.16, seconded by Councilman Charles E. Planow, approved.
Councilman Clifford Kotary made a motion to pay the Highway Bills from Claim No. H09052 to H09076 in the amount of $23,512.47, seconded by Councilman William E. Smith, approved.
Councilman Charles Planow made a motion to pay the Water Improvement Bills from Claim No. W09035 to W09050 in the amount of $140,393.34, seconded by Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr., approved.
Supervisor John F. Buczek made a motion to pay the Water Improvement Area E Bills from Claim No. WE09001 to WE09001 in the amount of $6,141.75, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary, approved.
1) Oneida County Legislators:
a) Patricia Hudak called and told the Town Clerk she has another important appointment tonight and will not be able to attend the Board Meeting.
b) Michael Clancy spoke briefly concerning the Perimeter Road at Griffiss. Also he will check out with County the drainage problem on East Floyd Road. (See attached report.)
2) Comments were given from Northern Oneida County Council of Governments Municipal Advisor Susan Martin concerning Super COG Meeting at Camden on April 23rd, and Economic Recovery Programs.
3) Report from Code Enforcement Officer Chuck Streiff.
i) Attached is a report of activities.
4) Reports from Building and Fire Codes Enforcement Officers Mikel Buczkowski and Wade Evans.
i) Attached is a Building and Fire Code report of activities.
5) Comments from the Public.
Chairman of the Republican Committee Eric Taylor told us that John F. Buczek has resigned as a member on the Republican Committee. Mr. Taylor presented him with a plaque for his dedication and Support in the Floyd Republican Committee since 1972, Thank you.
6) ACTION ITEMS:
a) A recommendation by the Town of Floyd Planning Board for the Town Board to amend the Town of Floyd Zoning Ordinance C.
b) 7:00 PM Public Hearing A recommendation by the Town of Floyd Planning Board for the Town Board to amend the Town of Floyd Zoning Ordinance to permit Double Wide Mobile Homes on Wynn and Rickmyer Roads.
i) Town Clerk read the legal notice.
ii) At 7:05 PM Supervisor John F. Buczek open the meeting to the Public.
iii) We received the reply from the Oneida County Planning Department as to the form 239m that this would not result in any significant or adverse environmental impact.
(1) Comments were given from our Town Attorney and Members of the Town Board.
(2) There were varied speakers that commented for or against this proposed Local Law to permit Double Wide Mobile Homes on Wynn and Rickmyer Roads.
(3) Residents presented a Petition to the Town Board by residents from Rickmyer & Middle Roads that are not in favor of any zoning amendment that would allow mobile homes (doublewide or single) on Rickmyer Road or the surrounding neighborhoods.
(4) At 8:15 PM Supervisor John F. Buczek closed the Public Hearing.
(a) Supervisor John F. Buczek made a motion to adopt the Local Law of the Town of Floyd for the year 2009 to amend the Town of Floyd Zoning Ordinance to permit Double Wide Mobile Homes on Wynn and Rickmyer Roads, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary.
(b) Next Supervisor John F. Buczek asked the Town Clerk to call for a roll call vote that resulted in the following:
Ayes: Willard H. Streiff Jr., John F. Buczek,
Nays: William E. Smith, Charles E. Planow
The above motion is adopted.
c) As reported at the last meeting, Budget Officer John F. Buczek completed the Town of Floyd Detailed Annual Financial Report for Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/08. He has electronically filed the report to the Office of the New York State Comptroller and He has received an acknowledgement via E Mail of their receipt. Each Board Member has had an opportunity to review Mr. Buczek's report and they are now ready to accept the report.
i) Councilman Charles E. Planow made a motion to accept and approve the Detailed Annual Report for fiscal year 2008 as submitted to the NYS Department of Audit and Control, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary, and carried.
d) We have received the first quarter Water Invoice for 2009 and that reflects an increase of approximately 10%. As a result of that bill, it is imperative that we make an adjustment in the Town of Floyd quarterly billing process of our Customers in the Water Improvement Areas. Simultaneously, it would be prudent to increase the Operation and Maintenance cost by $2.50 for each quarter. The bills we receive from the City of Rome are calculated from the Master Meters of cubic feet and converted to gallons and using the rate of $2.56 and subsequently will be $2.82. Discussion followed.
i) Councilman Charles E. Planow made a motion to increase the rate of water from its current cost of $2.56 per 1000 gallons of water to $2.82 per 1000 gallons of water and further be it resolved that the buffer of 10% would remain the same and that would reflect an increase to $3.10 to cover for the water loss that we experience, seconded by Councilman William E. Smith, and carried.
e) Letter of Understanding for Non-bargaining Employees.
ii) Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. made a motion that the Town of Floyd will provide to the Local Union a thirty (30) day notice regarding the non-bargaining group continuing participation in the New York State Teamsters Council Health and Hospital Fund, also be it resolved to include other provisions of the Letter of Understanding, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary, and carried.
f) Hospital and Medical Coverage for non-union employees and cost and coverage comparisons to NYS Teamsters.
i. Proposal EPO 20 Emblem Health w/Dental and Vision. ($6,653.64)
ii. Proposal EPO 20 Emblem Health w/ Vision and No Dental. $10,116.96
iii. Recommend the plan w/vision and No Dental.
1. Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. made a motion to authorize a meeting with non-union employees and review the coverage and if acceptable with the No Dental plan, take the proper procedure and action to enroll all non-union employees from the Teamster's plan to the Emblem Health w/vision and no dental, seconded by Councilman Charles E. Planow, and carried.
g) Discussion of Credit Cards for certain employees? At present, we have four employees with Town Visa Credit Cards from Adirondack Bank. Adirondack Bank is changing these to Master Credit Cards. Now there will be an Annual Fee of $30.00 per card.
i. Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. made a motion to authorize a Credit Card for one Employee, Supervisor John F. Buczek, seconded by Councilman Charles E. Planow, and carried.
h) Roadside Mowing Agreement between the County of Oneida and the Town of Floyd.
i. Councilman Charles E. Planow made a motion to approve and enter into an Agreement between the County of Oneida and the Town of Floyd as per the provisions of the Roadside Mowing Agreement, seconded by Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr., and carried.
i) Budget Amendments:
i. General Budget:
1. Decrease A1990.4 Contingent Account by $3,770.00.
2. Increase A1110.4 Justice CE by $270.00;
3. Establish A3650.4 Demolition of Unsafe Buildings CE by $3,500.00.
ii. Highway Budget:
1. Decrease 5130.4 Machinery CE by $3,823.00.
2. Establish 5130.2 Equipment EQ by $3,823.00.
a. Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. made a motion to make the above adjustments, seconded by Councilman Clifford Kotary, and carried.
j) REPORTS FROM TOWN OFFICIALS:
a) Report from Members of the Town Board:
b) A comment from Town Attorney David Rapke was given on Messenger and Case Matters.
i. Mr. Buczek has received a call from Mayor Brown of the City of Rome for a scheduled Spring Meeting, between City and Town Officials, on April 21st.
(1) We will be discussing several issues concerning the Town of Floyd.
ii. Review the Project Proposals of the NYS Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Cabinet.
(1) Area D: $6,245,000.00;
(2) Area E: $630,000.00;
(3) The culvert projects: $200,000.00;
(a) Mr. Buczek had a conversation with Charles Greco, Staff Member of Congressman Michael Arcuri on the topic of stimulus money for area D. The Congressman did write a letter to Governor Paterson in support of our efforts. John expressed our appreciation tremendously to Congressman Arcuri and to Charles Greco.
(b) Mr. Buczek also had a conversation with Assemblywoman RoAnn M. Destito and expressed our appreciation immeasurably and her Staff for their involvement.
iii. Supervisor John F. Buczek will call the officials again of the Floyd Test Site seeing that children have dismantle the fence and are entering this site again.
iv. Councilman William E. Smith gave an Update on GIS. He is also going to look into an Energy Audit Program seeing our National Grid bill was so high this month.
v. Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. gave an Update on the new radio frequency that are going to be install in the trucks next year with the Fire Department, Highway and Sanitation Departments.
b) Report from Highway Superintendent Jerome Alexander, Jr.
The work on the Transfer Station will begin shortly and will be coordinated between the Highway Superintendent and the Sanitation Supervisor and the Employees.
c) Report from Sanitation Supervisor Lawrence Gruby.
The Transfer Station is opened now. He has been working on the small pavilion roof at the Town Park. Also the Town Board approved him to patch the Town Hall Roof for approximately $1,400.00.
Councilman Charles E. Planow, Constable Lloyd Miller, and Sanitation Supervisor Lawrence Gruby are going to look into the list of repairs that need to be done at the Town Park.
10:30 PM Councilman Willard H. Streiff Jr. made a motion to adjourn, seconded by Councilman Charles E. Planow, and carried.
_______________________, Georgianna Larry