02/08/06


A Work Session of the Clarence Town Board was held on February 8, 2006 at Clarence Town Hall, One Town Place, Clarence, NY.

Supervisor Kathleen Hallock called the meeting to order at 6:00 P.M. Members of the Town Board present were Council member’s Scott Bylewski, Joseph Weiss, Bernie Kolber and Pat Casilio. Other Town Officials present were Deputy Supervisor Anne Case, Town Attorney Steven Bengart, and Assistant Director of Community Development James Hartz

Assistant Director of Community Development – James Hartz

Public Hearing @ 7:45 P.M.
To consider limiting the number of residential building permits issued for new home construction.

Public Hearing @ 7:50 P.M.
To consider a Special Exception Use Permit for development of a 38,342 square foot professional office building at 8755 Sheridan Drive. As identified by the MRC and Planning Board reviews, size and scale of the building is out of character to the surrounding uses.

Public Hearing @ 7:55 P.M.
To consider the request for a Special Exception Use Permit to allow an in-law apartment at 10310 County Road. Occupancy is limited to family members, paid employees or temporary guests.

Formal Agenda Items:

Natale Builders 9159 Main Street
Applicant requests Development Plan approval for construction of a 9000+/- square foot professional office building. The proposed site is located on the south side of Main Street, west of Thompson Road on existing vacant land consisting of approximately 1.44 acres zoned Commercial. The Planning Board has forwarded a recommendation for Development Plan Approval conditioned upon Landscape approval, Commercial Open Space Fees and requirements of the Town Engineer.

Norm Castine 7040 Goodrich Road
Applicant requests preliminary concept review for a proposed 13-lot subdivision in the Agriculture Rural Residential Zone. The proposed site is situated on the west side of Goodrich Road between Martin and Lapp Road on existing vacant land consisting of approximately 28.7 acres. The construction of a public road to service 12 new rural residential lots is also being proposed. The applicant had previously proposed a 5-lot Open Development on the same parcel. Areas of concern are drainage, buffering and adequacy of public utilities to service the proposed amended design.

Stage & Ransom Road, LLC
Applicant requests a 4-lot minor subdivision. The proposed site is located on the southeast corner of Ransom and Stage Roads on existing vacant land consisting of approximately 238+/- acres zoned Agriculture Rural Residential. Applicant is proposing to split off four rural residential lots from the parent parcel, three lots along Stage Road and one lot along Ransom Road. Water pressure issues exist in this area of the Town and concern exists over increasing the load. The applicant has no plans at this time for the remaining lands and is seeking permission to precede with these lot splits in advance of any future development proposals for the remainder of the property.

Phil DeSimone – Boncrest West Development
Applicant is requesting road dedication for Boncrest West Extension to accommodate four residential lots. Per NYS Realty Subdivision Law, the applicant will be limited to four lot splits in a three year period. Highway and Engineering Departments have examined the installed road and find it acceptable. All regulatory agency approvals are in order.

Dan Singer 8353 Main Street
Applicant requests preliminary concept review of a proposed ice cream stand on an existing vacant parcel of land located on the southeast corner of Main Street and Susan Drive. The area is surrounded by the Harris Hill Traditional Neighborhood District. Areas of concern include buffering of adjoining residential homes and traffic. Councilman Bylewski stated that in a Traditional Neighborhood District, parking has to be to the rear or the side of the building. Mr. Singer indicated that his plans are to construct a building using part of the building as an ice cream stand with possibly two tables and use the other part of the building (approximately 1,400 square feet) as a high-end nail and pedicure spa.

MTI Inc. 4255-4295 Research Parkway
Applicant is proposing to construct a 20,000 square foot light manufacturing facility on existing vacant land with partial office space remaining from former BDT facility located on 13+/- acres in the Industrial Business Park Zone. The proposed structure conforms to all setbacks. The use as presented is an allowed use in the zone.

Work Session items for consideration at February 22, 2006 meeting:

Paul Marinaccio 8905 Lapp Road
Applicant is proposing to construct a public road from Lapp Road connecting to Hearthstone Drive for the purpose of accommodating 13+/- residential lots. The proposed site is located on the south side of Lapp Road between Green Acres and Heise Road on existing vacant land consisting of approximately 40+/- acres zoned Agriculture Rural Residential. The area is located in an Agriculture classification. NYS Realty Subdivision Law stipulates 4 lots less than 5 acres every 3 years. Other areas of concern are lack of drainage, wetland issues and infrastructure capacity issues.

Christopher Carollo 8710 Clarence Center Road
Applicant is proposing to demolish the existing home for the purpose of constructing 2 new homes on the property. The existing vacant home is situated on 5+ acres in the Residential Single-Family Zone on the north side of Clarence Center Road, west of Shimerville Road. The existing home proposed for demolition is greater than 50 years old, it must be reviewed a Type I Action under SEQRA.

William Reister 6085 Gott Creek Trail
Applicant is proposing to construct an addition for the purpose of housing an additional family member. The proposed site is located on the southeast corner of Gott Creek Trail and West Point Drive on approximately .65 acres in the Residential Single Family Zone. Per the Zoning Law, the Town Board may consider a Special Exception Use Permit for the in-law apartment.

Todd Anderson 7871 Transit Road
Applicant is proposing to construct a small office building as a part of the existing operation. The proposed site is located on the east side of Transit Road, north of Wolcott Road at the existing trucking operation located on 9.7+/- acres in the Residential Business Zone. The area is located within the Density Flood Zone and Restricted Business area. Previous enforcement action on the original use of the property. Office construction should work to screen some of the vehicle storage areas.

People Inc. 8099 Sheridan Drive
Applicant is seeking Development Plan and Architectural approval for previously approved concept (the Town Board has issued a Special Exception Use Permit for the development of a 50 unit senior housing project). The proposed site is located on existing vacant land consisting of approximately 5+ acres on the east side of the Sheridan Drive entrance to the Eastern Hills Mall in the Commercial Zone. All regulatory agency and departmental reviews and approvals are in order. The applicant stated that they are aware of the snow plowing that goes on all night long at the mall during the winter months and they further stated that they are aware of the lights that are left on in the mall parking lot.

Chris Caito 9061 Clarence Center Road
Applicant is seeking permission to relocate an existing automotive repair operation from Goodrich Road to 9061 Clarence Center Road. The proposed site is located on the north side of Clarence Center Road, east of Heise Road on 1.76+/- acres in the Commercial Zone.

Joe Nemmer 9330 Lapp Road
Applicant is seeking Town Board approval to amend previously approved minor subdivision on the lot to create a 100’ frontage lot for the purpose of creating a one lot Open Development Area. The proposed site is located on the north side of Lapp Road, west of Goodrich Road on existing agricultural rural residential property located on 26.7+/- acres and consisting of a single-family residence. Amendment to previously presented and approved minor subdivision application creating an additional lot.

Eastern Hills Wesleyan Church 8445 Greiner Road
Applicant is seeking to construct a 20,000 square foot addition to the existing mega-church located on the south side of Greiner Road, west of Harris Hill Road on approximately 34 acres zone Residential Single-Family. Per the Zoning Law, the Town Board will need to approve a Special Exception Use Permit to allow an expansion of greater than 10,000 square feet.

Brian Sayers 4652 Shisler Road
Applicant is proposing to construct a 1,400 square foot accessory structure. The proposed site is located on the west side of Shisler Road, south of Main Street at the existing tree maintenance company located on 3.14 acres zoned Commercial. The proposed structure conforms to all setback requirements in the Commercial Zone.

Supervisor Kathleen Hallock

Supervisor Hallock will announce the two motions that were passed at the February 1, 2006 morning Work Session.

At the next IDA meeting, a public hearing will be held for David DeMarie Dance Studio. A Public Hearing is scheduled for the February 22, 2006 Town Board meeting for the shift resolution for Cobey, Inc.

A morning Work Session is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, 2006. The meeting will be recorded; it is the first day to accept park pavilion reservations so Deputy Town Clerk Darcy Snyder will not be available to take minutes.

Supervisor Hallock will set up a demonstration for the 5-year accounting plan for our May Work Session.

Supervisor Hallock distributed a letter last week from Drew Eszak regarding sewer district consolidation. She has since heard from Drew that there may be a press release about other towns that are interested. In his letter, Drew asked for a contribution of up to $5,000. Supervisor Hallock inquired about the NYS multi million dollars for consolidation studies – Drew will pursue this, the Town would receive their reimbursement first.

Supervisor Hallock will set two bid dates, one for the Rails to Trails from Transit Road to Newstead Town Line and the other is for ADA parking at the Genealogy Museum.

Supervisor Hallock and Director of Community Development James Callahan met with representatives regarding preliminary plans for a 70,000 square foot building to house an ice hockey rink and a multi purpose field. The proposed site is across from Battistoni Golf. The land is fronted on Main Street and goes through to Wehrle Drive. Councilman Bylewski suggested the residents on Shimerville Road be notified of any plans as this will impact them once the entire project is built out.

Supervisor Hallock has two corrections to the minutes.

Erie County Division of Highways made a recommendation for the road into Memorial Park. The road should be one way only into the park.

Supervisor Hallock received a letter from Paul Tokasz regarding the sales tax. We should receive $330,000 extra sales tax next year.

Supervisor Hallock announced that Dawn Trippi will be in the Council office on Monday.

Supervisor Hallock received a check from New York State this week for the grant that Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth arranged for the Town. The grant money paid for the two John Deere gator vehicles that are used by Town security on the bike paths and in the town parks.

Three of the Town Board members will be in NY City from February 19 – 22, 2006.

Supervisor Hallock has two items to discuss in Executive Session.

Councilman Scott Bylewski

Councilman Bylewski has an amendment to the minutes.

Councilman Bylewski will make appointments to the Youth Advisory Council.

Councilman Bylewski has received the Central Fire Alarm report for January 2006.

Letters will be sent to all Fire Chiefs and Presidents of the fire companies regarding budgetary issues.

There was a report put out by the Government Accounting Office regarding Hurricane Katrina that was also forwarded to all fire departments and fire chiefs.

Director of Community Development James Callahan and E. Tyson Smith have put together a rough draft of the Adequate Public Facilities Law. A time table is being worked out; there are nine different criteria that need to be addressed so we can have a definitive end date.

Assistant Director of Community Development James Hartz submitted a consolidated report for local land use law violations for 2005.

The Municipal Review Committee has forwarded several recommendations relative to the proposed Town of Clarence Environmental Quality Review Local Law and the proposed Landscape and Tree Conservation Local Law. Public Hearings will be set for both.

Councilman Bylewski forwarded an article he received to Town Engineer Latona regarding inter-municipal bargaining. One of the issues that came up had to do with two towns that had problems sharing sewers.

Councilman Joseph Weiss

Councilman Weiss commented that he went to the library and requested a copy of the tape Preserving Open Space with Conservation Subdivisions however; no one at the Library knew where it was. He is suggesting that it should be made part of the package when a developer comes in to the Planning/Zoning Department with a certain size project, they should be required to buy the tape before presenting their project.

Municipal Review Committee Chairman Matt Balling submitted his comments regarding the building cap; they will be made part of the record.

Highway Superintendent Ted Donner is going to meet with the Town of Amherst regarding his recommendation to license private plow drivers in the Town of Clarence.

The deer abatement program has had some problems because the permits were received late.

Councilman Weiss will announce that we will be charging a $50 flat fee for the use of the Clubhouse except for regular meetings. Groups of 200 or more will continue to be charged an additional $50 fee for parking and clean up.

A meeting regarding Day in the Park is scheduled for Friday, February 10, 2006 @ 8:00 A.M. A mailing will be going out to approximately 1500 people so hopefully this will provide some funding for Day in the Park.

Councilman Bernard Kolber

The Assessor’s Office submitted a letter of appreciation for the work the Park’s Department employees did in their office.

A check for $58,798. was received from the State of New York for continuing maintenance aid for maintaining the assessment rolls.

Town Attorney Steve Bengart drafted a letter to Clarence School Superintendent Tom Coseo regarding Clarence Middle School and the lack of sewer capacity for the school to hookup.

Councilman Kolber received a letter from Robert J. Connelly, liaison to the Amherst-Northeast Erie Inter-municipal Trails Committee questioning whether the committee has disbanded or just stopped meeting. The committee was established by former Town of Amherst Supervisor Susan Grelick. Councilman Kolber will check to see if the committee has disbanded.

Councilman Pat Casilio

Councilman Casilio will make an announcement regarding Winterfest.

A bid date will be set for the refuse district.

Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to enter into Executive Session pursuant to § 105 (1) F of the Open Meetings Law to discuss the appointments of two particular persons and § 105 (1) D pending litigation regarding the Marinaccio project. Upon roll call - Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 7:25 P.M.

Darcy A. Snyder
Deputy Town Clerk

Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to adjourn the Executive Session at 7:35 P.M. Upon roll call - Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried. No action taken.


Regular meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Clarence was held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at the Clarence Town Hall, One Town Place, Clarence, New York.

Supervisor Kathleen Hallock called the meeting to order at 7:40 P.M. Pledge to the flag was led by Councilman Patrick Casilio, followed by a prayer read by Supervisor Hallock.

Members of the Town Board present were Councilmembers Scott Bylewski, Joseph Weiss, Bernard Kolber, Patrick Casilio and Supervisor Hallock. Other Town officials present were Asst. Director of Community Development James Hartz, Town Attorney Steven Bengart, Town Engineer Joseph Latona, Deputy Supervisor Anne Case, Building Inspector David Metzger, Youth Director Dawn Kinney and Planning Board Chairperson Patricia Powers.

Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to accept the minutes of the previous meeting held January 11, 2006. On the question, Supervisor Hallock had a correction on page 16, 6th paragraph – “…40 lots that are part of the Heise/Brookhaven sewer…”, should be “…part of the Peanut Line Sewage Works Corporation…”. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to accept the minutes of the previous meeting held January 18, 2006. On the question, Councilman Bylewski had a correction on page 27, half way down, the motion for a Special Exception Use Permit for 8627 Stahley Road – Condition #2 should be stricken from the record; #3 becomes #2 and the portion “…to allow for the two-family dwelling to…”, should be “…for the secondary living unit…”. Councilman Weiss said he will recuse from voting as he was not present at the meeting. Upon roll call – Ayes: Councilmembers Casilio, Kolber, Bylewski and Supervisor Hallock; Noes: None. Recuse: Councilman Weiss. Motion carried.

Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Weiss to set a Bid Date of March 17, 2006 at 10:00 A.M. for the Peanut Line Rails to Trails Additions from Transit Road to the Newstead Townline. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to set a Bid Date of March 17, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. for the ADA Parking at the Genealogy Museum at 10871 Main Street. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Supervisor Hallock said two motions were passed at the February 1, 2006 work session. One was for the Supervisor to sign the agreement with the Town of Newstead for the Going Places Van. The Towns of Clarence and Newstead share operation and maintenance of the van and sign a contract yearly.
          The other motion was to set a Public Hearing for February 22, 2006 for a Shift resolution. Shift resolutions have to be passed by towns if there is a business relocating from the town to an Empire Zone.

Supervisor Hallock announced that we received a check from New York State this week for the grant that Assemblywoman Sandra Lee Wirth arranged for the Town. The check for $9,866 paid for the two John Deere gator vehicles that are used by Town security on the bike paths and in the parks.

Councilman Bylewski said Adelphia has been working throughout the Town upgrading their infrastructure to allow for a more high-speed line to provide in demand service. More information will be coming.

Councilman Bylewski said we have been discussing the establishment of a Youth Advisory Council in the interim to establishing a Youth Bureau in the future.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to appoint the following to the Youth Advisory Council to expire 12/31/2006: Msgr. Frederick Leising or his designee from Nativity School, Kevin Christopher, Cliff Trapper, April Reger, Holly Zuffranieri, Gayle Brace, Joan Petrella, Maryanne Radwin, Mark Perna, Eric Weitz, Wendy Huttner, Michael Rogowski, Mark Layer, Supt. Thomas Coseo or his designee from the Clarence School District, and Wendy Lennert. On the question, Councilman Bylewski said it is also in the provision to appoint high school aged individuals to sit on the council. Applicants are being pursued and will be appointed at a later date. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
          Councilman Bylewski said we have also been in conversation with the YMCA of Greater Buffalo. They are helping us to do a needs assessment of youth services. We are looking to help the Youth Department to become the envy in the County over the next five years.

Councilman Bylewski received the Central Fire Alarm Report for January 2006. Town of Clarence fire companies responded to the following: Structure Fires – 2; Miscellaneous Fires – 6; EMS Calls – 116; Motor Vehicle Accidents – 6; and Miscellaneous Calls – 33 for a total of 163 alarms.

Councilman Bylewski received the Consolidated Report of 2005 Local Land Use Law Violations from the Planning Department. There were a total of 188 cases, which have all been closed. Eight cases involved court action.
          There are currently 18 open cases that are in some stage of investigation or enforcement. All investigative files are located in the Planning and Zoning Office for detailed information.
          Councilman Bylewski said there has been an increase in sign law violations from 46 in 2004 to 55 in 2005.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss that upon recommendation by the Municipal Review Committee, a Negative Declaration is issued on the proposed Town of Clarence Environmental Quality Review Local Law. This Unlisted Action involves the adoption of a Local Law dealing with the formalization of local action taken under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. After thorough review of the proposed law and the Environmental Assessment Form, it is determined that the proposed action is consistent with the adoption Master Plan 2015 and SEQRA and will not have a significant impact upon the environment. On the question, Councilman Bylewski said we need to do a little more in our SEQRA review and this is a step in that direction. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss that upon recommendation by the Municipal Review Committee, a Negative Declaration is issued on the proposed Town of Clarence Landscape and Tree Conservation Local Law. This Unlisted Action involves the adoption of a local law dealing with landscaping on new projects and tree conservation across all properties within the Town. After thorough review of the proposed law and the Environmental Assessment Form, it is determined that the proposed action is consistent with the adoption Master Plan 2015 and SEQRA and will not have a significant impact upon the environment. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to set a Public Hearing for March 8, 2006 at 7:50 P.M. to consider adoption of a Local Law dealing with the formalization of local action taken under the State Environmental Quality Review Act. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to set a Public Hearing for March 8, 2006 at 7:55 P.M. to consider amendment and/or adoption of a Local Law dealing with landscaping on new projects and tree conservation across all properties within the Town. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Councilman Kolber to agree to pay the Annual Fire Hydrant Maintenance Fee to the Erie County Water Authority for all fire hydrants within Spaulding Lake Phase 4, Part 5. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to enact a new flat fee of $50 for use of the Clubhouse by organizations except for their regular meetings. Groups of 200 or more will continue to be charged an additional $50 for parking and clean up. These fees will become effective January 2007. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Councilman Weiss said our deer program has not been as successful this year as in other years. One reason was the DEC was late getting the permits out. The other being that the program has been effective in reducing the population of deer.

Councilman Weiss said the Day In The Park meeting will be held at 8:00 A.M. in the Town Board meeting room on Friday. All groups interested are invited to participate. We will be mailing out letters soon asking for financial support.

Councilman Kolber read a letter from Assessor David Folger recognizing the Parks Department employees Bob Linde, Mike Rogers and Mark Francisco for doing a great job painting his office.

Councilman Kolber reported that the Town received a check in the amount of $58,790 from the Department of Real Property Services for maintaining the annual assessments.

Councilman Kolber announced that there is still an opening on the Zoning Board of Appeals for anyone interested.

Councilman Casilio announced that the Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Clarence are hosting a Winterfest on Sunday, March 12, 2006 from Noon to 6:00 P.M. at the Town Park. Indoor and outdoor activities are being planned.

Councilman Casilio announced that the Chamber of Commerce has invited Supervisor Hallock to give the State of the Town Address on February 16th at Hirsch’s Restaurant.

Councilman Casilio said the Solid Waste Committee has been meeting on a weekly basis to put together a bid proposal for the Town of Clarence.
          Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to set a Bid Date of March 8, 2006 at 11:00 A.M. for: 1. Furnishing of recyclable bins and the collection and hauling of mixed municipal solid waste, bulky items, white goods and recyclables. 2. The processing and marketing of recyclables. And 3. The disposal of mixed municipal solid waste, bulky items and white goods. On the question, Councilman Casilio said we are bidding it now so that we have figures before the referendum vote at the end of March. Councilman Weiss thanked Councilman Casilio for the great job he is doing on this. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Councilman Casilio announced that there are openings on the Senior Center Board of Directors, Recycling Committee and the Traffic Safety Committee.
          Councilman Casilio announced, with regret, that Eugene Carlozzi retired from the Senior Center Board. Applications for this position will be accepted for 30 days.

Councilman Bylewski said there is also an opening on the Planning Board for an Alternate member. There is also an opening on the Municipal Review Committee and the Historic Preservation Committee. Applications for these positions must be in by February 22, 2006.
          Supervisor Hallock added that these positions are posted on our website and the application can be downloaded.

Councilman Weiss added that the Clarence Lions Club is hosting a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday also.

Department Reports

Dawn Kinney, Youth Director added that the Winterfest is from 12:00 to 6:00 P.M. on February 12th at the Town Park on Main Street. There are many great activities lined up including demonstrations on snowshoeing and sled dogs, bonfire, underwater rescue demonstration, crafts and face painting in the Clubhouse, local restaurants will be set up, a magic show, etc.
          Mrs. Kinney announced that the Youth and Recreation Department hosted a Middle School Mixer in January. They had about 51 students come out to enjoy the music, games and snacks. They look forward to the next one to be held March 31st.

A Public Hearing was held to consider limiting the number of residential building permits issued for new home construction.
          Councilman Weiss said there will not be a vote on reducing the building cap tonight. The Public Hearing will cover the issues but any decisions will be made after the Public Hearing for the Annual Master Plan Review.
          Councilman Bylewski said page 34 of the Master Plan sets forth the building cap. A change would necessitate an amendment to the Master Plan.
          Councilman Weiss said there are many issues regarding sewers including capacity, legal matters of who is responsible for certain things, contractual issues, environmental issues and how it all fits with our Zoning Law. There are restraints on our infrastructure, traffic issues and stress on the school system. We have a fiscal responsibility to our property owners being in an area of high taxes and lack of jobs. It is tough drawing commercial business to the area. We have to be careful with the level of development because with too much residential growth, our cost of services will be too high.
          Councilman Weiss said this proposal will include all types of homes such as apartments, doubles, etc. A new policy should be adopted after the Master Plan Review. The new policy would apply to all residential development with an 8% or 8.75% reduction over the next six years. The ultimate goal would be to reduce residential dwelling unit building rates 40% by 2011. A gradual reduction would allow the real estate market to adjust investments and strategies. A 40% reduction is a substantial change and a benefit to the Town while still allowing for growth.
          Councilman Weiss said the Planning Board has reviewed this and the Municipal Review Committee forwarded the recommendation to adopt with a 5 to 1 vote. A handout of this information will be available. Town Attorney Steven Bengart said to give a copy to the Town Clerk to be made a part of the record.

Speaking to the subject:
          Joe McIvor, Executive Vice President of the Buffalo/Niagara Builders Association said he is opposed to any building cap in the town. The building cap is currently 240 and in 2005 there were only 123 residential single-family homes built. The houses that have been built in our community disproportionately shoulder the tax burden in our town. When the Master Plan was done, someone said we need 240 homes to be built. He feels that the construction of the houses built over the last several years have been an asset and a welcome addition to the community.
          Mr. McIvor said in the event that the loss of those houses is curtailed, there will be an economic impact on jobs, wages and revenues. He states on behalf of the Builders Association that he is opposed and before there is anymore discussion an impact statement should be done.
          Councilman Weiss said the figure of 240 is outdated. The fact that our taxes keep going up does not warrant the influx of houses. The number was not determined because of the ability of our Building Department to handle it, but as an average of the last ten years.

Clayt Ertel, 8500 Howard Dr. said if his family had the attitude in 1948 of restricting the development of the town, 95% of the people in this room would not be living here. There has to be a balance that makes sense. To further restrict it with apartment complexes and manufactured homes will have an economic affect on not just our tax base. One of the economic engines of the country to bring it out of recession is housing and real estate. If we do not have growth, we will not be able to sustain the cost of operation.
          Mr. Ertel said 8% of the revenue for the Town in 2004 was from residential development. There are senior citizens looking to move into a patio home or condominium. It will be a detriment to the Town. We need to use common sense in dealing with this issue.
          Councilman Weiss said we are not reducing it to 100 the first year, it is 219. The expense side is never mentioned, just the revenue side. He suggested seeing the film “Death of the Suburbs” which talks about the death of the economic engine.

Gary Wright, 5400 Old Goodrich Road said when the Heise/Brookhaven Sewer was put through there were things that were done that did not follow the plans or do the job right. He feels that they destabilized the soil to the point that we are having failures now. He asks that in the area that has been destabilized not to allow any houses to be built. No building permits should be issued, no certificates of occupancy issued, no development accepted or approved and no building, even if previously approved, should be allowed in the affected area. It would not be fair to the people who would live there to be put on top of this manmade disaster.
          Mr. Wright said he is not against development or anything like that, but the infrastructure should be in place first and it should be done responsibly.
          Mr. Wright said he was in the library last Friday and they were pulling the rug up to look at a crack in the floor. He asked if anyone knew about it. How far is this problem reaching out? The very people that pushed the sewer through are asking to put more houses here. They don’t have to worry about a building cap because they are destroying it themselves.

Councilman Kolber said the focus is not to keep people out, but to see what we can handle. Quality of life has many limiting factors including road capacity of our many rural roads or County owned roads, schools are filled to capacity and about to spend $35 million on additions and the police situation. At what point will we need our own police department.

Cheryl Anthony, 5475 Salt Rd. applauds the Town Board for what they are doing to slow growth. She attended a meeting with Dr. Coseo at Ledgeview today. It is a problem now and it is only going to get worse.

Fred Cimato said he has lived here for 23 years. We are educating our children in the best school system, but where will they live. He has not heard anything about reducing the staff in the Engineering Department, the Building Department or reducing the number of members on the Town Board to reduce expenses.

Councilman Bylewski said it was mentioned that we need growth and what happens when growth stops. Growth will eventually stop when the Town is built out or when people are not moving in. It is about being able to adapt to what is going on. He encourages anyone who is interested in how society chooses to fail or succeed to read the book called “Collapse”.
          Councilman Bylewski said he looked at the statistics that were available going back to January 1996 through April 2004. Over those 100 months, we had an average of 177 residential single family homes per year within subdivisions. At the same time, there were 49 outside of subdivisions. The Master Plan sets forth 170 in subdivisions, which we have gone over in the 100 month period. It also states 70 permits outside of subdivisions, which were only 49 per year for the 100 month period. He feels that the number 219 or 220 would be appropriate to reduce the cap to. We may want to review that item every year during the Master Plan Review rather than setting a blanket percentage. We could then look at how we are dealing with the amount and adapting to the changes each year.

Supervisor Hallock announced that the Annual Master Plan Review is set for February 22, 2006.

With no one else speaking to the subject, motion was made by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to close the Public Hearing. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Councilman Kolber to adopt the following resolution:
          Resolved that the Clarence Town Board after a Public Hearing duly held on February 8, 2006 and after all interested parties being heard, moves to set a Public Hearing for Wednesday, March 8, 2006 at 7:45 P.M. to consider an amendment to Chapter IX of the 2015 Master Plan adopted August 8, 2001 limiting the number of building permits issued for new home construction.
          Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held to consider a Special Exception Use Permit for development of a 38,342 sq. ft. professional office building at 8755 Sheridan Drive.
          Councilman Casilio said he is part owner of the proposed building and will recuse himself from the discussion and any vote dealing with it.
          James Hartz said the location is on Sheridan Drive on approximately 3.2 acres of a 5 acre piece. An aerial view was shown with the property split.
          Steve Carmina, Architect said he was hired to begin a new design for the Casilio corporate headquarters. A powerpoint presentation was given showing the site and the new design. Pictures were shown viewing the site from different locations.
          The first presentation was for a 52,800 sq. ft. building. They were told by the Planning Board that they did not want them to touch the buffer area to the south of the property. The lower level was below grade. The property slops from the southeast section. There was an outcry regarding the height of the building. They felt it was too high, too much glass and why not make it similar to the Erie Niagara building across the street.
          They reduced the building to two-story 48,000 sq. ft. They further reduced the size to 38,342 sq. ft., height of 28 ft., reduced the glass and heard the same responses.
          Mr. Carmina showed comparisons to other office buildings in the area. They also showed views from surrounding locations showing the height of the proposed building.
          They went back to the drawing board and came up with a new plan shown tonight. The style was influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright. They reduced the size to 34,342 sq. ft. The west portion of the building will be 17 ft. single story. The eastern portion will peak at 32 ft. and the way the site is, a portion of the building will be below grade. The prairie style with peaked roof lines hides all the roof top units.
          Mr. Carmina said they responded to the residents by reducing the size, lowered the height and brought a traditional style building to Clarence. They intend to add more trees inside their property line. The 50 ft. buffer will be maintained. The building is located approximately 150 ft. from the property line.
          Councilman Bylewski said a tree survey was submitted, but he assumes it does not include additional plantings. Mr. Carmina said it does not because the Planning Board said not to and the residents said they wanted it left the way it is.

Speaking to the subject:
          Irv Roy, 4715 Boncrest Dr. said his property is directly behind the entrance to the proposed building. He believes the building is too large for the site and out of character for the area. He appreciates the changes and thinks it is a very attractive building. It is the size of the building. He and the neighbors enjoy the area. They acknowledge the Casilio’s intent to be good neighbors. They believe that they should stick to the zoning law with a 10,000 sq. ft. building.

Janet Roy, 4715 Boncrest Dr. said she was aware before purchasing her home that this property could be developed. She found out what the zoning would allow. She is opposed to this structure because she does not feel it fits in with the character of the neighborhood.
          Councilman Bylewski asked her, regardless of the size, how she felt about the additional trees planted in the buffer area. Ms. Roy said she is most concerned about the size.

Mr. Carmina said he believes most of these people have lived in the neighborhood for more than a year. The ordinance that just reduced the size of the structure just went into effect a year ago.
          James Hartz said the maximum height in the previous Commercial Zone was 45 ft. This parcel is now zoned Restricted Business and the height allowance is 35 ft.

Richard Dudkowski, 8674 Bonview Terrace said he is representing the homeowners association and has 70 signatures of residents opposing the size of this building. They suggest something more like the Ken Kurtz building. They do not appreciate being misrepresented.

Dan Leone, 4755 Boncrest Dr. said he is opposed to the size of the building. Erie Niagara does not back up to any resident’s backyards. He believes that if they are allowed to build a larger building it will give future developers the right to do so also. The residents want to keep the small town charm and stick within the zoning laws.

Mary Powell, 4252 Homestead Lane and President of Casilio Companies said the building does fit the character of the neighborhood. This is very precious commercial property on a four-lane State highway. There is talk of how important the commercial tax base is for the Town and there is not much land to do this type of project. She urges the Town Board to approve the project.

Steve Carmina said they are still willing to talk about the buffer and adding a fence. They will not see the building. They have changed the building by 20,000 sq. ft. They are doing their best to adjust and ask the residents to do the same.

Jim and Donna Cius, 4725 Boncrest Dr. said this building is too large for the property and not in keeping with the neighborhood. They can see right through to Sheridan Drive. A lot of the trees have already fallen down.

George Ann Walter, 4706 Boncrest Dr. said she lives on the other side of the street and they will be able to see this building out of their living room window. They are very opposed to the size of this building.

Janet Callahan, 4705 Boncrest Dr. said they can also see through the brush. They did not plant the trees that are there. Some of the neighbors do not have any brush behind them. She is opposed to the building.

Mark Eiden, 4695 Boncrest Dr. said there is a lot more brush that they will have to take out. They started out with a building that is 5 ˝ times the zoning limits and reduced it to 3 ˝ times the zoning. Why would they do that other than for the shock value?

Peter Casilio, Thompsonwoods Dr. said they did not submit this for shock value. When they started this project, the Master Plan was under review. It far exceeds all the requirements for parking and green space. The intent is to build one beautiful structure on the site with a buffer to the neighbors. They have no qualms about putting a fence up along the property line or additional trees. The alternative in developing these three acres is to have three 10,000 sq. ft. buildings at 35 ft. in height. A Special Exception Use Permit would not be required.

With no one else speaking to the subject, motion was made by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to close the Public Hearing. On the question, Councilman Bylewski said the MRC, through the SEQRA Review, talk about mitigating the impact of the building by reducing it to a one-story building. Trees could be planted to help it blend in with the wooded area. Part of the Negative Declaration talks about any significant adverse impacts resulting from this office complex can be mitigated through proper landscaping and by adopting building characteristics of surrounding properties. Upon roll call – Ayes: Councilmembers Kolber, Weiss, Bylewski and Supervisor Hallock; Noes: None. Recuse: Councilman Casilio. Motion carried.

Councilman Bylewski said a Special Exception Use Permit requires a supermajority vote of the Town Board. In this case four yes votes would be needed.
          Supervisor Hallock said the Board has prepared motions to deny or approve, or they could send this new plan to the Planning Board for review.
          Councilman Bylewski said this is the first time we have seen this new plan.
          Town Attorney Steven Bengart asked what the intent of the applicant is.
          Steve Carmina said he believes the new design will fall well with what the Planning Board has been concerned about. He feels they will accept this concept.
          Councilman Weiss said he can appreciate going back to the Planning Board, but the mitigation efforts would have to include some of the concerns of the residents.
          Steve Carmina said he believes that the Town Board has to find the middle ground between the developer and the residents. They will not clear cut the site.
          Patricia Powers, Planning Board Chairman said sending this back to the Planning Board would not make a difference because they can only recommend in regard to the zoning code. Only the Town Board can make a decision based on the size of the building.
          Supervisor Hallock asked if this new plan is a substantial difference to what was to be considered. James Hartz said as long as it is not larger, which might require another public hearing. Steve Carmina said there is not a significant site change.
          Supervisor Hallock said she fully understands that the Town Board must approve buildings over 10,000 sq. ft. Is it so that the Planning Board never would make a recommendation for a building over 10,000 sq. ft.?
          Councilman Bylewski said other projects have been looked at by the Planning Board, although they do not have approval authority. Town Attorney Bengart said it would be in their purview to recommend. The Board should take a look at the discussion with the applicant or whatever they want to do.
          Councilman Bylewski said he is having a tough time with this project right now. This is the first time that they have seen this plan. We could table this for two weeks before making a decision. He understands that there has to be some sort of closure.
          Peter Casilio said he understands that this is the first time they have seen this and he agrees with his recommendation. Steve Carmina said he will forward some additional information and make sure that the residents also receive some. They would also be willing to meet with them if they would like to.
          Councilman Kolber said he loves the look of this proposal, but he is not sure if this is the right spot for this building. He believes that we must also respect the neighbors.
          Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Weiss to table the request for a Special Exception Use Permit for development of a 38,342 sq. ft. professional office building at 8755 Sheridan Drive for two weeks. Upon roll call – Ayes: Councilmembers Kolber, Weiss, Bylewski and Supervisor Hallock; Noes: None. Recuse: Councilman Casilio. Motion carried.

A Public Hearing was held to consider the request for a Special Exception Use Permit to allow an in-law apartment at 10310 County Road. James Hartz said the parcel is located in the Agricultural Rural Residential Zone on County Road, east of Strickler Road. The proposal is for a living unit above an accessory garage with parking below.
          Cathy Nicotra was present. Supervisor Hallock asked if she was aware that there must be a deed restriction. Ms. Nicotra is aware of all the restrictions.
          Supervisor Hallock stated the restrictions as follows: 1. Unit must be secondary to the principal dwelling and not converted to a rental unit. 2. Occupancy shall be limited to family members, paid employees or temporary guest. 2. Occupancy shall be restricted to 2 persons to occupy the unit. 3. Deed restriction to be placed into the deed for the property restricting its use so as not to allow for the two-family dwelling to be utilized or converted into a rental unit and such deed restriction language to be submitted and approved by the Town Attorney. And 4. Proof of filing of the approved deed required.
          Councilman Kolber questioned the second item 2 and the two-family dwelling. Councilman Bylewski said if this goes through he would omit the second item 2 and change item 3 to a secondary living unit.
          With no one else speaking to the subject, motion was made by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to close the Public Hearing. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to adopt the following resolution:
          Be It Resolved, that the Clarence Town Board after a Public Hearing duly held on February 8, 2006 and after all interested parties being heard, grants a Special Exception Use Permit to the applicant, Frank Nicotra, for a secondary living unit as part of an accessory structure on the residential property located at 10310 County Road subject to the following conditions: 1. Unit must be secondary to the principal dwelling and not converted to a rental unit. 2. Occupancy shall be limited to family members, paid employees or temporary guest. 3. Deed restriction to be placed into the deed for the property restricting its use so as not to allow for the secondary living unit to be utilized or converted into a rental unit and such deed restriction language to be submitted and approved by the Town Attorney. 4. Proof of filing of the approved deed required.
          Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Natale Builders requests Development Plan and Architectural Approval for construction of a 9,000 +/- sq. ft. professional office building at 9159 Main Street. James Hartz said the property is located in the Commercial Zoning District and recommended for approval by the Planning Board.
          Angelo Natale said he has demolished the four dilapidated buildings on the site and he would like to construct the new office building similar to the buildings he has on the other side of Main Street.
          Supervisor Hallock said there is a recommendation from the Planning Board subject to conditions, which Mr. Natale is aware. Councilman Bylewski asked if he is aware of the sidewalk improvements. Mr. Natale said there was discussion of the sidewalk being installed from Main Street to the office building. He requested a solid line designating a walking area instead. He incurred extra cost in demolishing the old buildings.
          James Hartz read the conditions from the Planning Board, which included the sidewalk up to the building from the sidewalks along the street.
          Councilman Kolber asked how many people would actually use the sidewalk. Mr. Natale said the only ones that walk out the driveway at the other location are the people going to get the mail.
          Planning Board Chairperson Patricia Powers said they asked for the connection for safety sake. The curbing is always required by the Landscape Committee.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to adopt the following resolution:
          Resolved, that the Clarence Town Board approves and grants the request of the applicant Natale Builders for Development Plan Approval for the construction of a 9,000 +/- sq. ft. professional office building located at 9159 Main Street, subject to the following conditions: 1. Town Engineer requirements. 2. Sidewalk access from Main Street from the office building to existing sidewalks required. 3. Payment of Commercial Open Space Fees. 4. Curbing required from Main Street to front of building along both sides of the driveway. 5. Landscape approval.
          On the question, Councilman Kolber said he is in favor of the project, but is against requiring sidewalks, which no one will ever use. Supervisor Hallock said the Planning Board worked hard on this and she tends to go along with their recommendation. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Norm Castine requests Preliminary Concept Review of a 13-Lot Residential Development at 7040 Goodrich Road. James Hartz said the property is along Goodrich Road in the Agricultural Rural Residential Zone consisting of approximately 28 acres.
          A representative from Nussbaumer and Clark said they removed one of the lots to make a 12-lot subdivision. It will be serviced by public water and private sewer systems.
          Councilman Bylewski said the open space development that was originally proposed was the preferred design. The problems have been that things kept changing. If the parcels that are to be developed at a later date were split off, we would know what is going on with them. There could be a segmentation issue. Supervisor Hallock added that there is an issue of a public road also. Councilman Weiss said we are looking at private roads rather than public. Supervisor Hallock said we prefer the 5-acre lots as more fitting to the neighborhood.
          James Hartz said any move forward on this project should look at the overall parcel. Councilman Bylewski said it would be preferable to have a plan that has all of the parcels identified as to their use.
          Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Councilman Kolber to forward the request for Preliminary Concept Review of a 13-Lot Residential Development at 7040 Goodrich Road to the Planning Board with a plan that includes all of the parcels, and considers the preferences of 5-arce lots and a private road. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Stage and Ransom Road, LLC requests Minor Subdivision Approval for four Residential Lot Splits. James Hartz said the applicant is proposing to split off four rural residential lots from the parent parcel, three along Stage Road and one along Ransom Road.
          Jack Willert said he would like to sell off four lots.
          Councilman Bylewski asked if he was aware that if anything is done with that parent parcel, it may require a full blown SEQRA review and a possible Positive Declaration as a part of the process. Mr. Willert said he is aware.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Kolber to issue a Negative Declaration on the proposed Minor Subdivision Approval for four Residential Lot Splits at Stage Road and Ransom Road. After thorough review of the submitted survey and Environmental Assessment Form, it is determined that the proposed minor subdivision is consistent with Master Plan 2015 and will not have a significant impact upon the environment. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to grant Minor Subdivision Approval for four Residential Lot Splits to Stage and Ransom Road, LLC with addresses to be determined with the issuance of the building permits. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Philip Desimone requests Public Road Dedication for Boncrest West Drive Extension for four residential building lots.
          Philip Desimone said he is the owner and he is asking for the extension for lots 3, 4, 5 and 6.
          James Hartz said the property recently received Development Plan Approval for the 850 ft. road extension. The road and utilities have been installed. The location is in the Residential Single-Family zoning district. He will be able to develop 4 lots every 3 years.
          Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to adopt the following resolution:
          Resolved, that the Clarence Town Board approves and grants the request of the applicant, Philip Desimone for the dedication of approximately 850 ft. extension of Boncrest West Drive south toward Main Street for a public road to accommodate additional residential building lots subject to the following conditions:
          1. Town Attorney review and approval of all required documents for the dedication of approximately an 850 ft. extension of Boncrest West Drive. 2. Per New York State Realty Subdivision Law, the applicant will be limited to four lot splits in a three year period.
          Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
          Daniel Singer requests Preliminary Concept Review of a proposed Ice Cream Stand at 8353 Main Street. James Hartz said the location is on Main Street at Susan Drive zoned Residential Single-Family.
          Daniel Singer, 8805 Stonebriar Drive said he is proposing a 2,400 sq. ft., one-story building to house a second location of Big Sing’s Ice Cream Shop. The remainder of the building could be used as a high-end nail care or spa facility, which he is seeking a franchise for. Both businesses would be family-owned and operated. He is attempting to maintain plenty of greenspace with extensive landscaping along all perimeters. The entrance would be from Main Street. There is a 6 ft. drop at the south side of the property. There is an existing receiver which all the drainage flows to.
          James Hartz said at the time the Master Plan was created, there was a deed restriction on this property that has since expired regarding the zoning. The property could be rezoned and the Master Plan amended. Councilman Bylewski said there is an issue regarding the rezoning to Traditional Neighborhood Development, which could be discussed as part of the Master Plan review. Then there is the issue of the parking in front of the building in this zone.
          Daniel Singer asked if there could be an exception to that to meet the other setbacks in the area. James Hartz said where there is an established setback in the Traditional Neighborhood Zoning District; the Town Board is allowed to vary the setback up to 45 feet. It will have to be looked at.
          Supervisor Hallock said she was wondering if the residents in that area would prefer the parking in front of the building. James Hartz said the residents within 500 ft. will be notified of the first Planning Board meeting to discuss the proposal. Mr. Singer said he would actually go door to door to address any issues with the residents.
          Councilman Bylewski said they have to identify if the proposal is consistent with the Master Plan as well as being generally acceptable. They have identified concerns related to architectural style in the TND, landscaping and general use.
          Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to refer the request for Preliminary Concept Review of a proposed Ice Cream Stand at 8353 Main Street to the Planning Board for further review. On the question, Supervisor Hallock said prior comments should be included for review. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

MTI Inc. requests Building Permit and Architectural Approval for construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility for light manufacturing at 4255 – 4295 Research Parkway. James Hartz said the property is in the Industrial Zoning District.
          John Meyers, LBN was present. The owner said the business is distribution of industrial components for electrical distribution companies nationwide. They are heavy metal connectors. It is to be used as a warehouse. There is no manufacturing or storage of any hazardous materials.
          Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to adopt the following resolution:
          Resolved, that the Clarence Town Board approves and grants the request of the applicant MTI, Inc. for a Building Permit and Architectural Approval for the construction of a 20,000 sq. ft. warehouse facility for light manufacturing subject to the following condition: 1. Payment of Commercial Open Space Fee.
          On the question, Councilman Bylewski said we are arranging for Leader Professional Services to come in to make a presentation on the closure of the past BDT operation. Supervisor Hallock asked about approval of light manufacturing. James Hartz said it is a permanent use in that district.
          Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Councilman Kolber to approve the following: Clubhouse Applications - A. Clarence Soccer Club – Monthly Meeting March – Dec. 2006; B. Clarence Garden Club – 2006 Monthly Meetings; C. Clarence Contemporary Club – Feb. 21, 2006; D. CSEA Blue Collar – Feb. 21, 2006; E. Clarence Home Bureau – March 2, 2006; F. Clarence Garden Club – March 16, 17, 23 & 24, 2006; G. Clarence Baseball Association – March 27, April 26, 2006; H. Clarence Hollow Farmers Market – April 5, 2006; I. Harris Hill Men’s Club – April 29, 2006; and Legion Hall Applications: A. Jason & Carrie Holden – Feb. 19, 2006; B. American Legion Auxiliary – Feb. 21, 2006; C. Rita Powell – March 10, 2006; D. Mary Ann Strickland – April 23, 2006; E. Kimberly & Joseph Cirillo – May 6, 2006; and F. Kelly Brownschidle – May 20, 2006. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss that after proper audit and review by the Town Board, the following bills of January 26, 2006 are approved for payment: General Fund - $161,326.57; Highway Fund - $71,786.01; Water District - $1,407.41; Lighting Districts - $1,315.83; Sewer Districts - $1,312.40; Capital Fund - $33,235.13; and Trust and Agency 203 - $2,959.25 for a total amount of $273,342.60. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss that after proper audit and review by the Town Board, the following bills of February 9, 2006 are approved for payment: General Fund - $81,132.87; Highway Fund - $59,134.90; Water District - $33,368.69; Fire District - $657,189.00; Capital Fund - $20,078.38; and Trust and Agency 203 - $91.78 for a total amount of $850,995.62. Upon roll call – Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.

“For the Good of the Town”

Robert Buyers, 8400 Main Street said several people from the Susan Drive and Main Street area are very opposed to the ice cream parlor at this location. The traffic is horrendous in this area at times and he cannot get out of his driveway.

Paul Thoms, 5035 Meadowbrook Road said he just became aware of the Eastern Hills Corridor Project. He agrees with the letter in the Bee from Pete Gorton as he has all the same questions. He also went to a meeting regarding the proposed roundabout at Greiner and Shimerville. Why don’t we do something about the real problem at Harris Hill and Main? We need to do a large project that addresses the problems of Clarence. He believes there should be a lot of work done before this comes to the community.

Peter Gorton complimented the Town Board on the way everything is being handled and discussed. He requested that the SEQR process be reopened on the Eastern Hills Corridor project. He would like to see a Positive Declaration. The residents were told they would have a formal opportunity to discuss the issues.

Ruth Mallon, Susan Drive area said she agrees with Mr. Buyers about the traffic problem in that area. She has a very difficult time getting out of Susan Drive now.

There being no further business, Supervisor Hallock adjourned the meeting at 10:35 P.M. in memory of JoAnn Grenzebach, a friend to many and the wife of a former Town Supervisor.

Nancy C. Metzger
Town Clerk