Work Session

WEST SENECA TOWN OFFICES                                       TOWN BOARD PROCEEDINGS
1250 Union Road                                                             Work Session
West Seneca, NY 14224                                                            May 9, 2016
 
 
Supervisor Meegan called the work session to order at 3:00 P.M. with the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag led by Margaret Wooster.
ROLL CALL:           Present    -    Sheila M. Meegan              Supervisor
                                                  Eugene P. Hart                  Councilman
                                                  William P. Hanley Jr.         Councilman
                                                  John Fenz                         Town Attorney
                                                  Jacqueline A. Felser           Town Clerk
                                                  Matthew D English            Highway Sup’t.
                                                  John Gullo                         Code Enforcement Officer
                                                  Daniel Denz                     Police Chief  
                                                  Steven Tanner                  Town Engineer
Mary Josefiak                    Senior Recreation Therapist of Senior Services                           
                                                  Lauren Masset                   Youth Service Coordinator
                                                  Kandace Wittmeyer           Assessor
                                                                                                                                 
Supervisor Meegan read the Fire Prevention Code instructing the public where to exit in case of a fire or an emergency.
 
ASSESSOR KANDACE WITTMEYER
Ø Outlined recent changes to the STAR program
ü Law passed April 1, 2016 requiring new homeowners to apply with New York State to receive a refund check for the STAR exemption
ü STAR exemptions will be removed from properties purchased after March 2, 2015
ü The town is responsible for notifying property owners they have until July 1, 2016 to apply with the state to receive refund checks in September; however, NYS website is not yet setup
ü Assessor’s office has identified 480 properties this affects
ü Press releases will be forthcoming to educate residents on the changes
 
DR. MARGARET WOOSTER, UNIVERSITY OF BUFFALO, WATERFRONT PRESENTATION
Ø Gave the attached power point presentation on “Environmental Conservation Planning in West Seneca, NY” with students Joe McGrath and Tom Mascari from her graduate class, Urban Planning & Environmental Change
 
TOWN ENGINEER STEVEN TANNER
Ø Theresa Court reconstruction has begun
Ø Boncroft Drive water project is about seventy percent complete, services will be transferred starting today
Ø East & West Road and Angle Road project is underway
 
SENIOR CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER JOHN GULLO
Ø Disaster Office is hosting a hands on CPR training on May 18th from 5 PM to 8 PM
 
WEST SENECA TOWN OFFICES                                       TOWN BOARD PROCEEDINGS
1250 Union Road                                                             Work Session
West Seneca, NY 14224                                                            May 9, 2016
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YOUTH SERVICE COORDINATOR LAUREN MASSET
Ø Summer Day Camp has some availability
Ø Registration is underway for the Summer Fun Program and swim lessons
Ø Open interviews will be conducted for summer positions on May 11th from 2 PM – 4 PM, and May 12th from 10 AM – 12 PM. Information is available on the town’s website and social media pages.
 
SENIOR RECREATION THERAPIST OF SENIOR SERVICES MARY JOSEFIAK
Ø       Accepting applications for van drivers
Ø       Food and treat drive to send to troops in Kuwait
 
COUNCILMAN WILLIAM HANLEY
Ø       Requested clarification on the construction of the police garage addition
 
EXECUTIVE SESSION
 
Motion by Supervisor Meegan, seconded by Councilman Hart, to recess to executive session at 4:00 P.M. to discuss a personnel issue and contractual matter.
 
Ayes: All                               Noes: None                                 Motion Carried
 
The board members returned from executive session at 6:45 P.M.
 
The work session concluded at 6:45 P.M.
 
 
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 JACQUELINE A FELSER, TOWN CLERK
 

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