Organizational Meeting

 
TOWN BOARD PROCEEDINGS
REORGANIZATION MEETING
January 4, 2012
(5:30 p.m.)
 
1.       Moved by ______________, seconded by _____________ that the elected Town         Officials are salaried as follows:
         
Supervisor                         Sheila M. Meegan                $63,096        
          Council Members (2)           Eugene P. Hart                   $22,420
                                                John M. Rusinski                 $22,420
          Town Clerk                        Jacqueline A. Felser             $52,352
          Highway Supt.                    Matthew D. English              $76,650
          Town Justices (2)               Dale J. McCabe                  $38,268                                                                            Jeffrey M. Harrington           $38,268
         
 
2.       Moved by ________, seconded by ___________, that Shawn P. Martin be appointed  as Town Attorney for a term set pursuant to Town Law §24 at an annual salary of $65,000           effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
3.       Moved by _________, seconded by ___________, that Shawn P. Martin and Shannon E. Filbert, be appointed as Town Prosecutors at an annual salary of $7,500 each effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
4.       Moved by ________, seconded by __________ that Linda Kauderer be terminated as Deputy Town Comptroller effective January 1, 2012 and be re-instated to her prior position of Account Clerk Mini Computer Operator and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
5.       Moved by ________, seconded by __________ that the Office of the Town Comptroller be abolished pursuant to Town Law Section 20.
 
6.       Moved by ________, seconded by __________ that Freed Maxick and Battaglia, P.C. be hired as the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services to the Town at a cost not to exceed $8,000.00 per month.  
 
7.       Moved by ________, seconded by __________ that Clark, Patterson and Lee be hired as the provider of Engineering Services to the Town at a cost not to exceed $120,000.00 per year. 
 
8.       Moved by ________, seconded by __________ that Jacqueline A. Felser be granted a leave of
          absence as Senior Clerk Stenographer effective January 1, 2012 through and including
          January 4, 2013.
 
9.       Moved by _________, seconded by ________, that Jacqueline A. Felser be appointed  Registrar of Vital Statistics, at an annual salary of $4,062 effective January 1, 2012, all fees         to go to the Town General Fund, and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the      necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
  
10.       Moved by _________, seconded by __________, on the recommendation of the Town Clerk, that Mary O’Connell, be appointed Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics at an annual salary of $1,661 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
11.     Moved by ___________, seconded by __________, on the recommendation of the Town Clerk Jacqueline A. Felser that Mary O’Connell, be appointed First Deputy Clerk effective January 1, 2012, with an annual stipend of $2,500.
 
12.     Moved by ___________, seconded by __________, on the recommendation of the Town Clerk Jacqueline A. Felser that Margaret Pomana and Laurine Fischione be continued as part-time employees in the Town Clerk’s Office with an hourly pay rate of $11.00 per hour effective January 5, 2012.
 
13.     Moved by ______________, seconded by ______________, on the recommendation of Highway Superintendent Matthew English, thatAlan Kerner, be appointed Deputy Highway Superintendent effective January 1, 2012, at an annual salary of $4,000 and that he act in the capacity of the Highway Superintendent in the event of his absence for any reason, e.g. vacation, illness, etc. and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel
 
14.     Moved by _________, seconded by ___________, that Thomas Sullivan be appointed as
Secretary to the Supervisor at an annual salary of $44,296 as established by the 2012
budget.
 
15.     Moved by ________, seconded by __________, that Maureen Murphy , be appointed as Clerk to the Town Justices at an annual salary of $43,195 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
16.     Moved by ________, seconded by __________, that Linda M. Stefaniak , be appointed as Clerk to the Town Justices at an annual salary of $43,195 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
17.     Moved by ___________, seconded by __________, that Dennis M. Osinski, Dick Powers, and Robert Borucki be appointed to the Board of Plumbing Examiners effective January 1, 2012, at an annual stipend of $500 each.
 
18.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that the annual salaries of the Zoning Board of Appeals and Planning Board be set at $5,420 for the Chairman of each Board, and
          $3,676 each for the other members of each Board effective January 1, 2012 and authorize     the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel, noting that members of each board will be paid one-twelfth of the annual salary for each meeting         attended, and the secretary should report any missed meetings to the Comptroller’s Office     the following day.
 
19.     Moved by ___________, seconded by _________, that _________________ be appointed to
          the Zoning Board of Appeals effective January 1, 2012 for a five (5) year term ending
          December 31, 2016.
 
20.     Moved by ___________, seconded by _________, that Jacqueline A. Felser be appointed as Secretary to the Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals, at an annual salary of
$6800, effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.  
 
21.     Moved by ______________, seconded by __________, that Randy Maracle, Michael Shea, and Robin Heiss, of West Seneca, New York be appointed Civil Officers of the Town of West Seneca effective January 1, 2012 for the purpose of service of process, etc. without remuneration from the Town.
 
22.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ______________, that Robert Schultz and
          ________________ be appointed to the Board of Assessment Review effective January 1,
          2012.
 
23.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that the members of the  Board of Assessment Review be subject to the call of the Assessor, at an annual stipend of $500 each
          effective January 1, 2012.
 
24.     Moved by ______________, seconded by ___________, that the following Officials and Employees not represented by the Collective Bargaining Agent recognized by the Town of West Seneca are hereby appointed to the following positions with salaries effective 1/1/2012:
 
Edward Gehen, Jr.              Chief of Police                              $121,368
Daniel Denz                       Assistant Chief of Police                  $106,357
Mary Josefiak                    Director of Recreation, Youth and
                                       Senior Services                             $
____________                   Code Enforcement Officer               $78,350
Donna Lepore                    Coordinator of Peer Counseling        $33,403
Donna Lepore                    Youth Counselor (Y.E.S.)               $10,000.
Jolynn Keane                      Coordinator of Peer Counseling        $33,403.
Jolynn Keane                    Youth Counselor (Y.E.S.)               $10,000.
Dina Weixlmann                  Secretary to Highway                    $.
Superintendent        
and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
25.     Moved by___________, seconded by ___________, that John Gullo be granted a leave of
          absence as Fire Inspector effective January 1, 2012 through and including January 4, 2013.
 
26.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that Dennis Kittner, be appointed to a one (1) year term as Bingo Inspector for the Town of West Seneca at an annual salary of $4,000, with said terms commencing January 1, 2012 and expiring on December 31, 2012.
 
27.     Moved by _____________, seconded by ________________, that Shawn Martin, Town Attorney, be appointed American with Disabilities Officer and Harassment Compliance Officer for the Town of West Seneca, without remuneration.
 
28.     Moved by _____________, seconded by _____________, that James Pace be appointed Town Historian at an annual salary of $2,500 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
29.     Moved by ______________, seconded by _____________, that John Gullo be appointed Natural Disaster Services Coordinator Part-Time at an annual salary of $ 5000 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
30.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ______________, that Eric Conley be appointed Assistant Disaster Coordinator at a stipend of $50 per incident effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
31.     Moved by ______________, seconded by ___________, that Matthew English be granted an         extension of his existing leave of absence as Motor Equipment Operator in the Highway   department through and including January 4, 2013 and authorize the Supervisor to complete and sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel.
 
32.     Moved by ____________, seconded by __________, that the Town funds be deposited in the   West Seneca Offices of the following banks, effective January 1, 2012:
 
 M & T Trust Co.     -         Capital Checking
 Evans National Bank -         Operating, Payroll, Unemployment Escrow, Trust & Agency
      J.P. Morgan Chase           -         Operating, Capital
 
33.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that the Town Board does hereby
          authorize all funds of the Construction and Improvement Account to be maintained by a
 Consolidated bank account, but that the Town continues to maintain a separate
 Improvement Account at all times, as recommended by the State Auditors.
 
34.   Moved by ______________, seconded by ____________, that the Town Board of the Town of West Seneca, pursuant to §25 of the Town Law and §11(2) of the Public Officers Law, hereby approves the execution of a Public Employee’s Blanket Bond issued by a Fidelity Deposit Company, covering all officers and employees including Supervisor, Town Clerk,  Superintendent of Highways, and two (2) Town Justices for the sum of $200,000 per occurrence and be it further resolved that the undertaking shall be effective January 1, 2012, noting that a $2,500 deductible will apply to the Bond.
 
 
35.     Moved by ______________, seconded by ___________, that the West Seneca Bee be designated as the Official Newspaper, and that the Buffalo News or the local Pennysaver  be used at the discretion of the Board.
 
 
36.     Moved by _____________, seconded by __________, that the following titles of Town Department Heads, elected or appointed officials, and certain other full-time employees not covered by contract provisions between the Town and Blue and White Collar, CSEA or the West Seneca PBA be granted extended benefits including Blue Shield or equivalent plan costs, as well as other health and welfare fund related benefits in accordance with the CSEA White Collar Contract or equivalent with the exception of the Chief of Police and Assistant Chief of Police, who are granted benefits pursuant to the contract with the West Seneca PBA.These will include the following: Supervisor; (2) Council Members; Town Clerk; Highway Superintendent; (2) Town Justices; Town Attorney; Secretary to Supervisor; (2) Clerks to Town Justices; Secretary to Highway Superintendent; Code Enforcement Officer; Director of Recreation Youth and Senior Services; (2) Coordinators of Peer Counseling.
 
37.     Moved by ______________, seconded by ___________, that the Town of West Seneca shall pay 100 percent of non-traditional or an equivalent plan for appointed or elected retired employees who have retired under the New York State Retirement System after January 1, 1992. Said payments shall not be made to employees, but directly to the insurance carriers.
 
38.     Moved by ___________, seconded by _____________, that pursuant to §119(1) of the Town Law, the Town Clerk be authorized to draw warrants to pay any claims for fixed salaries, for principal and interest on bonded or refunded debt or other loans on the legal or stated compensation of Officers or Employees of the Town or accounts becoming due upon lawful contracts for periods not exceeding one (1) year. 
 
39.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that all Vouchers for claims upon the Town shall be acceptable for audit, provided they are certified to be true, correct, and initialed by the Department Head, Board or Commission.
 
40.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that the mileage rate allowed to public officials and Town employees be tied to Internal Revenue regulations.
 
41.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that:
          1.       No purchases to be made over $1000 without prior approval of the Department Head;
          2.       No purchases to be made for more than $1000  but less than $5000 without the          approval of the Department Head and Town Board Liaison or Committee Chairman to         the Department (Town Board Member).
          3.       Purchases for more than $5000 but under the bidding limits must be aggregated by      purchase request and submitted to the Town Board as an agenda item on the over-        departmental limit request form for approval prior to committing for the purchases.
4.       Department Heads are granted the authority to approve budget transfers within their own designated Department Budget lines after approved by the Town Supervisor or the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services to the Town.
         
          There will be no exceptions to this procedure other than as permitted by law.
          Further, the Town Supervisor and the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services to the Town are directed to strictly enforce this ruling. 
 
42.     Moved by _____________, seconded by ___________, that the Town continue its Procurement Policy as outlined in Chapter 30 of the West Seneca Town Code.
 
43.     Moved by _____________, seconded by ___________, that Petty Cash Funds be created as follows:
 
                   Accounting and Financial Consulting
                   Services                                               $        250.00
                   Town Clerk                                           $         250.00
                   Receiver of Taxes                                  $        500.00
                   Highway Superintendent                          $         250.00
                   Police Confidential Investigation                 $      2,500.00
                   Police Department                                  $         250.00                  
                   Recreation                                            $         250.00
 
44.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ___________, that the Town Hall offices be open 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. five (5) per week.  
 
45.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that the Accounting Firm of Drescher & Malecki, LLP be employed to prepare the annual audit and also any other services that may be called for by order of the Town Board.
 
46.     Moved by ___________, seconded by______________, that Matthew English be appointed as Dog Control Officer at an annual stipend of $7000.00 effective January 1, 2012 and authorize the Supervisor to sign the necessary forms for Erie County Personnel. 
 
47.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that the Town Supervisor  be authorized to sign checks for the West Seneca Library, pursuant to §259 of the Education Law.
 
48.     Moved by ____________, seconded by __________, that the Supervisor and/or the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services to the Town be authorized to temporarily invest Town monies not needed for immediate expenditure. And further, the Town Board adopts and authorizes the Supervisor and/or the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services to the Town to comply with the Investment Policy and Guidelines as originally adopted by the Town Board on 12/18/89 and amended on 8/15/94.
 
49.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ___________, that the following list of Banks be added to the Town Investment Policy for use at the discretion of the Supervisor and/or the provider of Accounting and Financial Consulting Services:
 
          Key Bank of W.N.Y., N.A.             Bank of America                 Citizens Bank
          M & T Bank                                J.P. Morgan Chase              First Niagara Bank
          HSBC Bank                                 Evans National Bank
 
 
50.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that to the extent possible, regular meetings of the Town Board, where not otherwise specified, be held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month and any emergency meeting at the call of the Supervisor. Special meetings shall be held at the call of the Town Clerk of the Town of West Seneca upon written request of at least two (2) members of the Town Board. Notice, in writing, stating the time, place and purpose of the special meeting shall be served personally upon each member of the Board at least forty eight (48) hours before the date fixed for holding the meeting. Only business specified in the notice thereof may be transacted at a special meeting. In accordance with the Open Meeting Law, the public and news media shall be given reasonable notice of any special meeting and all further executive sessions shall be public except for specific purposes allowed by law.
 
51.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ___________, that no Town vehicles be used for personal use, and all Town vehicles including the equipment in the Highway Department, be identified by decals with the exception of the Police Department vehicles used for detective work and the Police Chief’s car and direct the Supervisor to insure that decals are placed on all cars except those mentioned.   Town Vehicles for take home use shall be provided to the Chief of Police and Highway Superintendent. Town Vehicles shall not leave the town limits except for use on official Town business.
 
52.     Moved by ___________, seconded by ___________, that in the interest of energy conservation, that the operation of a log be continued for each Town-owned truck and vehicle, as relating to mileage, destination, and task accomplished. Said log to be reviewed by Department Head and forwarded monthly to Committee Chairman responsible for that office. Further, that no Town-owned vehicle, except  Police Department vehicles, be left running, at any location for any reason; and further, that all Town vehicles of various Department Heads, except Police and Highway, be left at the Town Hall for general use while individuals are on vacation, or any extended time off.
 
53.     Moved by ____________, seconded by ____________, that the Town Board sets the following rules relating to use of Highway personnel and equipment for emergencies:
                  
                   1.       West Seneca Highway Department is authorized to provide for emergency                            assistance to the local school systems, fire districts and other municipalities, if                        personnel or equipment are requested;
                  
                   2.       An emergency must exist and have been declared in the Erie County                                   municipality requesting assistance;
 
3.       Highway Superintendent will promptly notify the Supervisor of such action. A                written summary will be immediately given to the Town Clerk and Town                     Attorney outlining the details of the emergency service;
 
                   4.       Town equipment will be operated by West Seneca employees in the majority of                      work situations. However, slow-moving vehicles (roller), stationary equipment                        (air compressor or pumps) and light tools may be loaned to another Highway                             Department to be used and operated by their employees, and fees will be                        assigned to the Municipality that receives long term aid; and
 
                   5.       West Seneca Highway Superintendent is authorized to request aid from other                         towns in Erie County. Non-West Seneca personnel and equipment will work                           under the supervision of the West Seneca Highway Superintendent.
 
54.     Moved by ___________, seconded by _____________, that Shawn Martin Town Attorney be designated as the Step 3 Grievance Officer by the Town Board, effective January 1, 2012 without remuneration.   
 
55.     The Supervisor announces the following personal appointments and committees for the year 2012, noting that she will also be a member of each committee:
         
          Deputy Supervisor               ______________________
 
          COMMITTEES and or LIASONS:     
 
          Utility Advisory                    Chair                      John M. Rusinski
                                                          Members                 Shawn P. Martin                                                                                                       and Robert Niederpruem, Jr.
                            
                                                         
          Engineering & Spec. Districts           Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan
 
          Police & Public Safety                     Chair                       John Rusinski
                  
          Recreation & Senior Citizen             Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan                                                     
          Library Advisory                           Chair                      Eugene P. Hart
                                                         
          Highway                                     Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan
                                                         
          Insurance                                   Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan
 
                                                         
          Capital Projects                            Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan
                                                          Members                 Matthew English, John Rusinski,
                                                                                      Richard Henry, Shawn P. Martin
 
          Town Attorney                                      Liason                     Eugene P. Hart
 
          Justice Courts                                                           Sheila M. Meegan
 
          Town Clerk’s Office                                                    Sheila M. Meegan
 
          Town Assessor’s Office                                              Eugene P. Hart
 
          Building and Plumbing Dept.                                         Eugene P. Hart
 
         
          Revenue Development Committee   Chair                      Sheila M. Meegan
                                                         
 
          Safety & Accident Review               Chair                      John M. Rusinski



Liaison Members:
 
          Environmental Conservation Committee                         
                                                          Chairwoman             Sheila M. Meegan     
 
          Band Shell Committee                    Chairman                 Eugene P. Hart
                                                         
 
          Solid Waste Committee                  Chairman                 Eugene P. Hart
                                                         
         
          Employee Assistance Program         Chairman                 John M. Rusinski
                                                         
           
Note that the Supervisor is a member of each committee.
 
 
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