WEST SENECA TOWN OFFICES   TOWN BOARD PROCEEDINGS
1250 Union Road Minutes #2001-11
West Seneca, NY 14224 July 16, 2001

 

The meeting was called to order at 7:30 P.M. by Supervisor Paul T. Clark with 30 seconds of silent prayer followed by the Pledge of Allegiance.

ROLL CALL: Present -

Paul T. Clark   Supervisor
Christopher F. Osmanski   Councilman
Vincent J. Graber Jr.   Councilman
Timothy M. Wroblewski   Councilman
Craig J. Hicks   Councilman

Absent -   None

Supervisor Clark read the Fire Prevention Code instructing the public where to exit in case of a fire or an emergency.

The meeting was dedicated to the memory of Genevieve Kullman, Roger M. Gurney, Rosamond B. Scioli, Edmund Rudnicki, Kristina M. Purtill and Thomas J. Newman.

11-A   MINUTES TO BE APPROVED

  • Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to approve Minutes #2001-10 of June 25, 2001.
    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried
  • Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to approve minutes from the July 9, 2001 bid opening for the Sanitary Sewer Repair Contract.
    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried
  • Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to approve minutes from the July 9, 2001 bid opening for the Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project.
    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    11-B    LEGAL NOTICES

    1. Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, that proofs of publication and posting of legal notice: "OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A REQUEST FOR A REZONING FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 1100 SOUTHWESTERN BLVD., BEING PART OF LOT NO. 393, CHANGING ITS CLASSIFICATION FROM C-1 TO C-2, FOR A RESTAURANT" in the Town of West Seneca, be received and filed.       (Benderson Development Co.)

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to open the public hearing.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    Deputy Town Attorney Bill Bond read the recommendation of the Planning Board: "At its June 20, 2001 meeting, the Planning Board recommended approval of the request for a rezoning for property located at 1100 Southwestern Blvd., being part of Lot No. 393, changing its classification from C-1 to C-2, for a restaurant."

    Jeff Wereski, Vice President of Benderson Development Company, stated their request for a rezoning from C-1 to C-2 for a 2000 square foot area on the very east portion of the building located at 1100 Southwestern Blvd. for a Chinese restaurant. Parking was adequate and signage would be similar to the existing sign at Wilson Farms.

    Councilman Osmanski noted that the deed description indicated 3063 square feet, but the drawing indicated 2000 square feet.

     

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    1.   (continued)

    Mr. Wereski responded that the area of the rezoning would be just over 2000 square feet.

    Councilman Osmanski noted that the Planning Board minutes indicated hours of operation as 11 A.M. until 10:00 P.M. daily, and the restaurant would be primarily for take-outs, but they would have two or three tables inside. No alcoholic beverages would be served and there would be a common dumpster located near the Wilson Farms store to service the entire plaza.

    No comments were received from the public.

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to close the public hearing.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to approve the request for a rezoning for property located at 1100 Southwestern Blvd., being part of Lot No. 393, changing its classification from C-1 to C-2, for a restaurant.

    On the question, Supervisor Clark complimented Benderson Development for accommodating the residents of the Angle Road and Southwestern Blvd. area with their issues and noted that he had received no complaints recently. He thought that the development was a nice addition to the town and appreciated their continuing efforts. Supervisor Clark referred to the County of Erie's response to the site plan/zoning referral and questioned whether a negative declaration was required for this project.

    Mr. Bond responded that the short environmental assessment form was on file and he did not believe a negative declaration was required.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    *APPENDICES*

    2. Proofs of publication and posting of legal notice: "OF THE ADOPTED AMENDMENT TO THE TRAFFIC ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF WEST SENECA AS FOLLOWS: ADDITION OF 115-9A (154) PARKING PROHIBITED IN DESIGNATED LOCATIONS - ON THE EAST SIDE OF ORCHARD PARK ROAD FROM MARILYN DRIVE TO ALLENDALE ROAD" in the Town of West Seneca, received and filed.

    11-C    COMMUNICATIONS

    1.   Supervisor Clark re Leave of absence for Brian Cosgrove

    Motion by Supervisor Clark, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to grant a one-year leave of absence for Brian Cosgrove beginning July 29, 2001 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    2.   Town Attorney re West Seneca Little Loop referee agreement

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to authorize the Town Attorney to prepare an agreement with the Western New York Officials Association covering refereeing of Little Loop football games for the 2001 season in an amount not to exceed $2500 and authorize the Supervisor to execute the agreement.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

     

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    11-C    COMMUNICATIONS

    3.    Town Attorney re Inter-government agreement for mosquito control program

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to authorize the Supervisor to execute an Inter-Governmental Agreement between the Town of West Seneca and County of Erie for a mosquito control program intended to address issues with the West Nile Virus.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    4.    Town Attorney re Public hearing for amendments to Property Maintenance Ordinance

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to schedule a public hearing for Monday, August 20, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. to consider amending the town's Property Maintenance Ordinance to clarify responsibilities for snow shoveling and to provide that the town may undertake property maintenance under certain conditions and charge the cost of such work back to the property owner.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    5.    Town Engineer re Bid award for Sanitary Sewer Repair Contract

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to award the Sanitary Sewer Repair Contract, Job No. S-0108, to Osinski Plumbing, Inc., 2 Nash Street, West Seneca, NY 14206 at their low unit item contract amount of $79,186 and authorize the Supervisor to execute the contract documents.

    On the question, Councilman Osmanski noted that Osinski Plumbing was the current contractor on the sewer repair contract and their work was excellent. He further noted that they were the only bidder, and although this would normally concern him, in past years their bid was much lower than others.

    Ayes:  (4)    Councilman Osmanski, Councilman Hicks, Councilman Graber, Supervisor Clark
    Noes: None
    Abstentions:  (1)    Councilman Wroblewski
    Motion Carried

    Councilman Wroblewski abstained from voting on this motion because Osinski Plumbing recently became a client of the insurance agency he was employed by.

    6.    Town Engineer re Bid award for Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to award the 2001 Sanitary Sewer Rehabilitation Project, Job No. S-0112, to United Survey, Inc., 25145 Broadway Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44146 at their low unit item contract amount of $329,160 and authorize the Supervisor to execute the contract documents.

    On the question, Councilman Graber questioned how much of Sewer District #13 this would encompass.

    Principal Engineer Assistant Gary Bommer projected that this would include a portion of Orchard Park Road and the trunk line behind Rolling Hills and Rolling Woods Lane.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

     

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    11-C    COMMUNICATIONS

    7.    Town Engineer re Termination of William Morrissey as part-time seasonal laborer

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to terminate William Morrissey as seasonal part-time laborer in the Sewer Service Department effective June 18, 2001 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    8.    Town Engineer re Purchases requiring Town Board approval

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to authorize payment of the following voucher for the Engineering Department:

    Clinton Welding & Fabricating (gates at Plant 6, Plant 12 & Maryon Drive)     $1429.00
    URS Corporation (discharge monitoring reports)     $3205.00
    Erb Co., Inc. (new piping for Orchard Park Road)     $1513.94

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    9.   Highway Supt. re Veteran's Park improvements

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to authorize the town to accept funds and authorize the spending of such funds to purchase a World War II monument and other improvements (i.e. reposition the World War I monument; improve landscaping, walkways, etc.) at Veterans Park, noting that donations will be placed in a newly created expandable trust account entitled Veteran's Park Improvements and all donations can only be used for said improvements at Veterans Park.

    On the question, Councilman Wroblewski commended Deputy Highway Supt. Ed Kowalewski and Dan Frontera for their efforts over the past three years in developing a list of soldiers from West Seneca who served in World War II. Donations for the monument were received from American Legion Post 735 and County Legislator John Greenan. Councilman Wroblewski suggested holding a ceremony at the site to honor the World War II veterans upon completion of the project.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    10.    Highway Supt. re Purchases requiring Town Board approval

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to authorize payment of the following vouchers for the Highway Department:

    Judnick Construction (replacement of sidewalk at Senior Citizens Center)    $4500.00
    Superior Pallets (safety surface material)     $3390.00
    JEM Enterprises (repairs to pool filtration system)     $1455.87
    Imperial Door Controls (handicapped doors for restrooms at Library)     $2494.00
    Elmwood Tank & Piping Corp. (removal of sediment from underground gas tank)     $1658.00
    Dell (laptop computer)         $2553.00

    Ayes:  (4)    Councilman Osmanski, Councilman Wroblewski, Councilman Graber, Councilman Hicks
    Noes: None
    Abstentions:  (1)    Supervisor Clark
    Motion Carried

    Supervisor Clark abstained from voting on this motion because one of the vendors was a client of an accounting firm that he had a financial interest in.

     

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    11-C   COMMUNICATIONS

    11.    Chief Gehen re Appointment of Brian Cosgrove as Police Officer, Temporary

    Motion by Supervisor Clark, seconded by Councilman Osmanski, on the recommendation of Chief Gehen, to appoint Brian E. Cosgrove as Police Officer Temporary effective July 30, 2001 at $37,593 per annum and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel, noting that Mr. Cosgrove's appointment is contingent pending final results of medical and psychological examinations.

    On the question, Supervisor Clark stated that Mr. Cosgrove had been serving as Asst. Dog Control Officer for the town and had proven to be a very conscientious and high-quality individual with high character.

    Councilman Wroblewski wished Mr. Cosgrove the best of luck in his future as a police officer.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    12.   Chief Gehen re Public hearing for 2001 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to schedule a public hearing for Monday, August 20, 2001 at 7:30 P.M. to discuss the 2001 Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, noting that the Town of West Seneca was eligible for a direct award of $31,020 with a local match of $3447.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    13.    Town Clerk re Purchase requiring Town Board approval

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to authorize payment of $7998.25 to Biel's Information Tech Systems for microfilming building permits, noting that funds were available under the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund microfilming grant awarded to the town.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    14.   Comptroller re Pay increases for part-time employees

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to grant pay rate increases to the part-time employees on the attached list effective July 8, 2001 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel, noting that these employees completed over 2500 hours of service and were eligible to move to Step 2 of their appropriate title.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    *APPENDICES*

    15.    Recreation Director re Terminations & appointments for Summer Recreation Program

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to terminate the following employees effective June 13, 2001:

    Recreation Leader
    Jennifer Galvin

     

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    15.   Recreation Director re Terminations & appointments for Summer Recreation Program
       (continued)

    Recreation Attendant
    Melissa Archer
    Jaclyn Bolognese
    Amy Breen
    Jackie Broad
    Michael Gorman
    Jackie Grisanti
    Kari Langdon
    Megan Legierski
    Jaime Lorigo
    Kristen Makey
    Ryan McMillan
    Stephanie Schaper
    Margaret Szymanski
    Kara Torregrossa
    Katie Warner

    and further, appoint the following to work seasonal part-time in the summer recreation program effective June 13 - September 16, 2001:

    Recreation Leader, Step 1 @ $5.95 per hour
    Margaret Szymanski
    Kara Torregrossa

    and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    16.   Recreation Director re Appointment of Marc Allen as part-time seasonal Recreation Leader

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to appoint Marc Allen as part-time seasonal Recreation Leader, Step 1, at a rate of $5.45 per hour effective July 10 - September 16, 2001 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    17.   Recreation Director re Appointment of Diana Rathmann as part-time clerk typist

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Wroblewski, to reappoint Diana Rathmann as part-time Clerk Typist in the Recreation Department effective June 1 - August 1, 2001 at a rate of $6.65 per hour and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    18.   Recreation Director re Appointment of Jennifer Koehler as part-time seasonal Recreation Attendant

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Supervisor Clark, to appoint Jennifer Koehler as part-time seasonal Recreation Attendant at a rate of $5.45 per hour effective July 15 - September 16, 2001 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

    19.   Youth Director re Purchase requiring Town Board approval

    Motion by Councilman Osmanski, seconded by Councilman Hicks, to authorize payment of $1750 to Buffalo State College for the residence rental fee for the Freedom Writers.

    Ayes: All Noes: None Motion Carried

     

     

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