Town of
Verona
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

January 03, 2013: 01/03/2013 Organization and Board Meeting

Body:
 

THE ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING OF THE TOWN BOARD OF THE TOWN OF VERONA, ONEIDA COUNTY, NEW YORK WAS HELD AT 6:00 PM ON THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 2013 AT THE VERONA TOWN OFFICE BUILDING, 6600 GERMANY ROAD, DURHAMVILLE, NEW YORK.

BOARD MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE:     Owen Waller, Supervisor

                                                 Kenneth Regner, Councilman                                                                                                   Fred Scherz Jr., Councilman

                                                             Scott Musacchio, Councilman

                                                             Kenneth Brewer, Councilman

OTHERS IN ATTENDANCE: Patricia Nestle, Town Clerk; Charles Collins, Highway Supt.; Ray Ulrich, Zoning Chairman; Michael Clancy, County Legislators. 

1 Citizen

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:

The Supervisor opened the meeting at 6:10PM and led with the Pledge of Allegiance

APPROVAL OF MINUTES:

1.  On a motion by Councilman Brewer seconded by Councilman Musacchio, the board approved the minutes of the December 27th, 2012 Year End Meeting.

VOTE:  Brewer, Musacchio, Scherz, Regner, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

SUPERVISOR REPORT:

There is a meeting on January 14th in Sherrill regarding the current water project

and other items.

Happy New Year to all.

REPORTS:

COUNTY LEGISLATOR, MICHAEL CLANCY - Talked of MVCC & the property taxes;

the reassignment of legislators for the county and sales tax.

TIM DODGE, WATER/SEWER WORKER IN CHARGE: Required water samplings done;

weekly water samplings for BOD & TSS; read commercial meters; Dig safely NY requests;

finished cleaning tin barn demolition; removed snow from hydrants; read residential meters in Durhamville; plowed parking lots and shoveled sidewalks and repaired a

water service on Main Street. The new meters have been delivered and will be installed in Verona.

DOG CONTROL: Picked up two dogs with one redeemed and one to local rescue.

Had one complaint that was resolved.

JAMES WESSING, ASSESSOR -  Reviewing current building permits; sent out 500 plus senior

Star form; received 178 applications as of December 30th and mailed out Ag exemptions.

CHIRIS CHILDS, CODES ENFORCEMENT REPORT - For the month of December, six building permits were issued and 24 inspections were completed.  There were nine property Maintenance inspections, one violation notice was issued and three Certificates of Compliance.  Permit fees were $11,722.00 for 2012 which was up $4,270 from last year.  Construction costs were up by 1.4 million.

RAYMOND ULRICH, ZONING CHAIRMAN - Had two public hearings, one for a side yard variance in Verona Beach and another for a side yard variance for a garage.

2.  The Board appointed Sal Sparace as the new Zoning board member to replace

Walt Hojnacki from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018 on a motion by Councilman

Regner seconded by Councilman Musacchio.

VOTE: Regner, Musacchio, Scherz, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

CHARLES COLLINS, HIGHWAY SUPERINTENDENT - Have been sanding & plowing. The 2013 Mac truck is being taken to Harrisville Viking for a box and plow.  The new truck is yellow. 

Brett Fields, one of Councilman Regner' students attended the meeting.

PATRICIA NESTLE, TOWN CLERK - Gaming licenses were issued to the Durhamville Vets Club and the Verona VFW.  The Verona Mobile Home Park and Brandy Brook Mobile Home Park renewed their licenses for 2013.  Read a notice from the Association of Towns.

COUNCILMEN'S REPORTS:

FRED SCHERZ:  Attended grand opening of Verona Healthcare Center; held the 3rd

Annual Holiday party for town residents and donated collected canned goods to

Verona Food Pantry.

NEW BUSINESS:

3.  The board set the Regular Board meetings for the 1st Monday of each month at

6:00 PM except for April 3rd, September 4th and November 6th 2013 at 6:00PM.

Motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Musacchio.

VOTE:  Scherz, Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

4.  The board set ZBA & Planning Board meetings for the 3rd Monday of each month at

7:00PM except For January, February and December which will be the second Monday

of the month. Motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Musacchio.

VOTE:  Scherz, Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

5.  The board appointed Scott Musacchio as Deputy Supervisor 1/1 - 12/31/13.

Motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Brewer.

VOTE:  Scherz, Brewer, Musacchio, Regner, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

6.  The Board appointed the Town Clerk as Registrar of Vital Statistics 1/1 - 12/31/13 and

Patricia Cook as Deputy Town Clerk and Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics from

1/ 1/1 - 12/31/13. Motion by Councilman Brewer seconded by Councilman Regner.

VOTE:  Brewer, Regner, Scherz, Musacchio, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

7.  The board approved the following designations on a motion by Councilman Scherz

seconded by Councilman Regner - Vincent Rossi Jr. as the Town attorney 1/1 - 12/31/13

and Barton & Loguidice as Town Engineers 1/1 - 12/31/13.

VOTE:  Scherz, Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

                

8.  On a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Brewer the board

designated the Oneida Dispatch & the Rome Sentinel as official Town Newspapers

from 1/1 - 12/31/13.

VOTE:  Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

9.  The board designated the Supervisors Bank account - State Bank of

Chittenango/Oneida Savings 1/1 - 12/31/13 on a motion by Councilman Musacchio

seconded by Councilman Regner. 

VOTE:  Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

10.  The board designated the Town Clerk's Bank account as Alliance Bank 1/1 -

12/31/13 on a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Brewer.

VOTE:  Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

11.  On a motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Regner, the board set

the Spring cleanup day for May 4th and Fall cleanup day for September

28th, 2013 from 8 am to 1 pm.

VOTE:  Scherz, Regner, Musacchio, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

12.  The board on a motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded by Councilman

Regner resolved to allow the 2012 AUD fiscal report submitted to the State Comptrollers

Office to serve as Annual Financial Report.  

VOTE:  Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

13.  A Resolution to authorize Owen Waller & Scott Musacchio to sign wire transfer of

funds from the State Bank of Chittenango/Oneida Savings to other banking institutions

per instructions furnished by State Bank of Chittenango/Oneida Savings was offered by

Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Brewer.

VOTE:  Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

14.  On a motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded By Councilman Regner the

Board passed a resolution to allow the bookkeeper to submit Direct Deposits for Payroll

online to State Bank of Chittenango/Oneida Savings.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

15.  The Board on a motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Regner

approved for utilization of Current FEMA Schedule of Equipment rates for all equipment

usage billing and authorize to charge a returned check processing fee in the amount

of $25,00 for all NSF payments made. 

VOTE:  Scherz, Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

16.  The Board authorized to establish a Capital Project Fund #28 for purchase of water

Meters & approval to transfer $150,000.00 from Verona Water District to Capital

Project #28.  Motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded by Councilman Regner.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Regner, Scherz, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

17.  On A motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded by Councilman Brewer, the

Board approved payment to Vellano Technologies Invoice #S1925417.001 in the amount

Of $138,313.20 & invoice S1925417.003 in the amount of $7,370.10 for new meters.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Brewer, Regner, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

18.  The board on a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Brewer

approved authorization to pay Avalon Documents Services for Invoice 0112030 in the

amount of $1,803.93 for legal document preparation.

VOTE:  Regner, Brewer, Scherz, Musacchio, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

19.  The board on a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman

Musacchio authorized the Supervisor to pay the following pre-paids:

Access Health; AFLAC; AFSCME Council 66; AT & T Mobility; Bailey Haskell & LaLonde;

Buell Fuels (Heating Fuels only: all buildings); City of Oneida; City of Sherrill;

Cornerstone Telephone; CNY Telecom; Depository Trust; Enhanced Business Systems;

MDF Consulting - Michael Finley; National Grid; NYS Deferred Compensation; NYS

Employment Tax; NYS Retirement System; Oneida City School District; Oneida County

Sheriff; Oneida County Workers Compensation; On-Site Testing Services; State Bank of

Chittenango/Oneida Savings; State Insurance Fund; State Comptroller; Town of Verona;

US Postal Service; Verizon Online; Verizon Wireless & VVS Central School.

VOTE:  Regner, Musacchio, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

20.  The Board on a motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Brewer,

authorized the Highway Superintendent to purchase under NYS and Oneida

County Contract, tools and equipment not exceeding $1,500.00 without Supervisor or

Board Approval.

VOTE:  Scherz, Brewer, Regner, Musacchio, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

21.  On a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Musacchio, the

Board approved the following appointments from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013:

Bookkeeper & Budget Officer - Barbara Zimmerman; Court Attendant - Thomas Novak;

Court Clerks - Maureen Smith & - Connie Warner; Court Clerk Assistant - Susan Lehnen;

Office Assistant, Highway Secretary, Water/Sewer Billing Clerk - Jennifer Armstrong; Dog

Control Officer - Sue Gardinier; Historian - Sheila Hoffman; HUD Officer - Owen Waller;

Planning Board Chairman - Thomas Urtz; Planning Board Secretary - Debby Smart; Zoning

Board Chairman - Raymond Ulrich; Zoning Board Secretary, Clerk to Assessor - Angel

Schaub; Water/Sewer Supervisor - Owen Waller; Water Operator in Responsible Charge -

Tim Dodge; Water Collection - Barb Zimmerman & Jennifer Armstrong; Codes

Enforcement Officer - Chris Childs and Park Program Director - Kelly Ross.

VOTE:  Regner, Musacchio, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

22.  The board approved the following wages for Town Officials on a motion by

Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Brewer - Supervisor $30,000.00;

Councilpersons (4) $7345.00; Deputy Supervisor $1,200.00; Town Clerk $31,662.20;

Deputy Town Clerk $12.20 per hr.; Registrar of Vital Statistics $2,000.00; Highway

Superintendent $46,144.00; DPW Laborer - Per union contract; DPW Summer Help

- $10.75 per hour; Assessor $23,730.48; Clerk to Assessor - $14.00 per hr.; Clerk to

Assessor part time - $10.00 per hour; W/S Workers Lohr & Dodge - Per Union

Contract; W/S Supervisor $7,500.00; Water operator in Responsible Charge - $2,080.00;

W/S Billing Clerk - $13.53 per hr. (4 hrs Day); Durhamville Water Collection

$1,470.00; Verona Water Collection $1,470.00; Rt. 365 Water Collection $1,786.00;

Bookkeeper $14.39 per hour; Budget Officer $2,500.00; Office Assistant- $13.35. per hour

(2 hrs. day); Board of Review Chairman $150.00; Board of Review Member $125.00;

Justices (2) $18,715.10; Court Clerks (1) $14.80 per hour; Asst Court Clerk $14.80 Per Hour;

Court Clerk Part Time $11.97 per hour; Court Attendant $14.80; Data Entry Clerk (Court)

$9.00 per hour; Dog Control $6,492.40; Summer Program Director $2,164.71; Rec Director

$1,623.53; Park Assistants $7.77 per hour; Town Historian $1.500.00; Zoning & Planning

Chairman $1,800.00; Zoning & Planning Board members $60.00 per meeting; Zoning &

Planning Secretaries $1,872.72 for 12 meetings; *extra meetings for zoning Secretary

$156.06 per meeting; Codes Enforcement $38,066.31; Highway HEO, Highway MEO per

Union Contract; Highway Secretary $13.53 per hour (2 hrs. per day) and Highway

wingman $10.50 per hour.

VOTE:  Regner, Brewer, Musacchio, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

23.  The board on a motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded by Councilman

Brewer approved the following methods of payment:  Bi-Weekly for all Highway, Highway

Superintendent, Supervisor, Town Clerk/Collector, Deputy Clerk, Assessors, Justices,

Justice Clerks, Court Clerk Assistant, Bookkeeper/Budget Officer, Office Assistant, Summer

Recreation, Water Treatment Plant Operators, DPW Laborer, Codes Enforcement Officer

and Clerk to Assessor.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Brewer, Regner, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

24.  Monthly pay for general and special district employees to include Town Board

Members, Assessor, Historian, Planning & Zoning Board Chairs, Planning & Zoning

Secretaries, Dog Control Officer; Board of Assessment review in July; Planning & Zoning

Board members at year end.  Motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman

Musacchio.

VOTE:  Scherz, Musacchio, Brewer, Regner, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

25.  On a motion by Councilman Regner seconded by Councilman Scherz, the

Board set the mileage rate at $.40 per mile.

VOTE:  Regner, Scherz, Musacchio, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

26.  The board on a motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman

Musacchio set the Annual Audit meeting for January 17th at 4:30PM.

VOTE:  Scherz, Musacchio, Regner, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

27.  On a motion by Councilman Musacchio seconded by Councilman Scherz, the

Board approved payment to Malone Service for $135.00 for a plaque for Walter

Hojnacki.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Scherz, Brewer, Regner, Waller - All Ayes. Motion Passed.

28.  The Board approved Resolution #01232013 delegating the Supervisor power and

duties of day to day administration and supervision of all town and special district

employees on a motion by Councilman Scherz seconded by Councilman Regner.

VOTE:  Scherz, Regner, Musacchio, Brewer, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed

OLD BUSINESS:

Councilman Scherz inquired about using GEM or Thoma for a new HUD grant.

Councilman Regner addressed the issue of Ronald Gregory inquiring about

building a motel on Route 365 next to Nice & Easy. The board questioned the

driveway and making it a two story with 20 units instead of single story with 20 units.

Discussion followed.

VOUCHERS:

PREPAIDS:    $39,010.00

GENERAL & HIGHWAY FUND VOUCHERS:

29.  The Board paid the General fund Vouchers in the amount of $13,872.88 & the

Highway Vouchers in the amount of $3,785.43 on a motion by Councilman Musacchio

seconded by Councilman Brewer.

VOTE:  Musacchio, Brewer, Regner, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.

ADJOURNMENT:

30.  The board adjourned at 7:40 PM on a motion by Councilman Regner seconded

by Councilman Musacchio.

VOTE:  Regner, Musacchio, Brewer, Scherz, Waller - All Ayes.  Motion Passed.