A Work Session of the Clarence Town Board was held on September 12, 2007, 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 members Scott Bylewski, Joseph Weiss Bernard Kolber and Patrick Casilio. Other Town Officials present were Town Attorney Steven Bengart, Director of Community Development James Callahan, Senior Building Inspector David Metzger, Town Engineer Joseph Latona, Director of Administration and Finance Pam Smith and Planning Board Chairman Pat Powers.
Director of Community Development James Callahan
St. Mary's Church 6925 Transit Road
Louie's Car Clinic 9385 Main Street
Formal agenda items:
Stone Ledge Estates Kraus Road
Don Braunscheidel 8249 Wolcott Road
North Forest Office Providers 6051 Transit Road
Gold Seal Equity 8750 Sheridan Drive
Mike Hoehman 8310 Goodrich Road
Rubino Brothers Shimerville and Clarence Center Road
Essex Homes Shadow Woods Goodrich Road
Dan Glushefski 8130 Goodrich Road
Tom Kelkenberg 9390 Wolcott Road
Vincent Rizzo 9130 Sesh Road
Charles Gordon 5780 Kraus Road
Work Session items:
Dunkin Donuts 9430 Main Street
Nathan Raupp 9265 Main Street
Lakeside Industrial Business Park County Road west of Goodrich Road
Lia Honda 4891-4917 Transit Road
Mercedes-Benz of Buffalo 8185 Main Street
Jack Willert Stage Road
Staybridge Suites Hotel 8005 Sheridan Drive
Eric Ogren 6051 Transit Road
Supervisor Kathleen Hallock
The Assessor's Administration seminar was briefly discussed last week. Linda Hirtreiter had previously been scheduled for training at the same time. It is the consensus of the Assessor's staff that Linda will go to her seminar. Al Weber felt that other administration seminars will be offered at a later date.
Supervisor Hallock will make a motion approving the revisions to the Transactional Statement of Disclosure Form.
Supervisor Hallock will make a motion to appoint First Niagara Benefits Consulting to provide Actuarial Consulting services to the Town per their proposal submitted August 13, 2007.
Supervisor Hallock will make an appointment to the position of Clerk Typist in the Highway Department.
The Bicentennial Committee met last night, it was mentioned that the committee would like to put up Bicentennial signs at the Town Hall and the Historical Museum. The signs would be similar to size of realtor for sale signs. The Historical Society has already approved placement at their building.
The Recreation Advisory Committee discussed Clarence Little League Football. Paul LoVullo will attend the next RAC meeting scheduled for October 9th. The recommendation of the RAC was to pursue the Master Plan for the Heise Road property.
FEMA is still exploring stump grinding reimbursement. After last weeks meeting, Parks Crew Chief John Burns said he is painting the stumps in the park that are not currently covered.
NYS Office of Real Property representative Patty Volvo has offered meet with the Board to discuss the Assessor's position. The Assessor's position is a Civil Service position. Supervisor Hallock stated that the Board will also be meeting with the Assessor's office as well as GAR.
People of Praise have requested use of the Large Pavilion for a picnic. As part of their picnic they are planning some activities for which they are seeking Town Board approval:
The Town Board was not in favor of this request. In the past, our Town Historian has arranged black powder re-enactments which were open to all town residents. Councilman Casilio suggested the WNY Event Center as a possible location.
Supervisor Hallock has a list of computer equipment that is no longer needed for Town purposes and will be declared surplus. Some of the equipment will be donated to Autistic Services. Councilman Kolber suggested posting a listing of equipment being declared surplus and if anyone on the outside is interested such as the Historical Society, they could make use of the equipment. Supervisor Hallock suggested the Historical Society submit a "needs" list. Steve Flaminio looked over the equipment to see if it was worth keeping before it was declared surplus most of it is obsolete equipment.
John Burns, Ted Donner and Supervisor Hallock met with the Re-Tree representatives on Monday. Re-Tree expects to place a total of 6,000 new trees in WNY within the next few years. Clarence will receive 60 more trees for a fall planting to occur in November. A letter of acceptance that the Town of Clarence agrees to partner with Re-Tree will be sent. Councilman Weiss will forward the information to the Conservation Advisory Committee.
Supervisor Hallock has two items to discuss in Executive Session.
Councilman Scott Bylewski
Councilman Bylewski received notification from Time Warner regarding their position on the NFL network.
Councilman Bylewski distributed copies of the site plans for the work that is taking place at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital.
Al Festaiuti is holding a self-defense class at Clarence High School. This may be of some interest to the bike path volunteers. The classes begin October 9th.
Councilman Bylewski has one item to discuss in Executive Session regarding the employment history of a corporation.
Eastern Hills Mall is having their emergency preparedness meeting on October 10th.
Councilman Bylewski reminded everyone that the Public Safety Committee is holding volunteer training on September 24th.
Councilman Bylewski received the August 2007 Operations Report from Amherst Central Fire Alarm.
Councilman Bylewski has a resolution accepting a Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Spaulding Green Subdivision to allow for public comment. There have been a number of issues that have come up regarding traffic and how to mitigate it.
The Board received a letter regarding 6132 Railroad Street. Senior Building Inspector David Metzger has sent an enforcement letter; the next step will be a citation.
The Town has received a $5,000 grant through Preserve NYS to go ahead with the intensive level survey.
Director of Community Development James Callahan is requesting Town Board approval to attend the NY Planning Federation Annual Conference held in Saratoga Springs, NY from October 7th October 9th.
Councilman Bylewski will make a motion authorizing Kasprzak & Klotzbach architects to prepare required detailed building permit drawings for the Youth Bureau building at 10510 Main Street.
Councilman Bylewski has an item for Executive Session regarding matters leading to the appointment of individuals.
Councilman Joseph Weiss
Upon recommendation of Highway Superintendent Ted Donner, the bid for the John Deer Excavator will be awarded to Five Star Equipment.
Highway Superintendent Ted Donner is requesting several town vehicles be declared surplus.
Highway Superintendent Ted Donner is requesting a budget transfer of $100,000. from Road Account Personal Services to Snow Account Personal Services.
Councilman Weiss attended the Conservation Advisory meeting and several comments were brought up about installing a well for the arboretum. The Conservation Committee unanimously agreed that a well should be dug. This will have to be put in next year's budget at a cost of $7,000.
There was a discussion regarding the paintings from the Clubhouse and the Rolfs Clock. The town does not have the wherewithal to properly maintain the paintings. Town Attorney Bengart will research this further.
Councilman Bernard Kolber
Councilman Kolber will make a motion authorizing the Supervisor to sign an agreement between the Town of Clarence and Muni Trax for credit card use for payment of taxes only.
Councilman Kolber will announce that there are openings on the Historical Society Board of Directors; they are looking for three active members.
The porch area to the Historical Museum is very slippery in the winter time. They are requesting that the Parks Department put grit in the paint when they paint the porch so it will minimize slippage. Town Engineer Latona stated that a gutter has been installed to divert the water run-off however; he will take a look another look at it.
Councilman Kolber stated that the roof is still leaking at the Historical Museum. Town Engineer Latona stated that he has looked at it and he does not think the roof is leaking; it may be condensation from the air conditioning unit. He is monitoring the situation.
The Historical Society is working on various displays for the Bicentennial, they would also like to work on a "Then and Now" column for the Clarence Bee.
Councilman Kolber contacted the Department of Transportation regarding the cost figures for a roundabout vs. a signal at Greiner and Shimerville Road. The state budgets $100,000 for a traffic light, this does not include any road work and a roundabout costs approximately $900,000.
Councilman Kolber contacted the School Board regarding agenda items for the joint meeting scheduled for September 24, 2007. The School Board will make up the agenda.
Councilman Kolber received a complaint regarding the signal at Thompson and Main. The light for Walgreens and Thompson Road are signaled for the same time, there have been some near miss accidents. Town Engineer Latona will contact the NYS DOT.
Councilman Kolber has received several requests regarding a 4-way stop sign at Thompson Road and Greiner Road. Councilman Casilio stated that it has been requested from the County numerous times.
Councilman Patrick Casilio
Winterfest has been scheduled for February 10, 2008 at Clarence Town Park.
Councilman Casilio will announce a fundraiser sponsored by the Clarence Hollow Association - Wines, Wheels and Song on September 21, 2007 at the WNY Event Center.
Councilman Casilio spoke to Senior Building Inspector David Metzger regarding an upgrade to the Senior Center alarm system.
The RFP for the video camera system will be released September 19th.
Councilman Casilio has three resolutions pertaining to the sidewalks in Clarence Center and Harris Hill.
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to enter into Executive Session pursuant to §105 (1) E Collective negotiations pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law (the Taylor Law); §105 (1) F matters leading to the appointment of particular persons, the employment history of a corporation and matters leading to the appointments of individuals; § 105(1) H the proposed sale of real property. Upon roll call - Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
There being no further business, the Work Session adjourned at 7:15 P.M.
Darcy A. Snyder
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Kolber to adjourn the Executive Session at 7:30 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, September 12, 2007 at the Clarence Town Hall, One Town Place, Clarence, New York.
Supervisor Kathleen Hallock called the meeting to order at 7:35 P.M. Pledge to the flag was led by Councilman Bernard Kolber, followed by a prayer given by Barbara Kautz of the First Presbyterian Church.
Supervisor Hallock asked for a moment of silence for our Assessor David Folger, who passed away suddenly last week. He served the Town for the last 20 years. She asked that we contemplate Mr. Folger and the victims of September 11, 2001.
Members of the Town Board present were Councilmembers Scott Bylewski, Joseph Weiss, Bernard Kolber, Patrick Casilio and Supervisor Hallock. Other Town officials present were Director of Community Development James Callahan, Town Attorney Steven Bengart, Town Engineer Joseph Latona, Building Inspector David Metzger, and Planning Board Chairperson Patricia Powers.
Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held August 1, 2007. On the question, Supervisor Hallock had a correction on page 291, " spoke with representatives from the May Company." The May Company is not in favor of a public road. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held August 22, 2007. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held September 5, 2007. On the question, Supervisor Hallock said on page 328, "The Work Session adjourned at 10:02 A.M." should be deleted. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Bylewski that the Clarence Town Board hereby approves the revisions to the Transactional Statement of Disclosure Form (Attachment B to the Town of Clarence Ethics Code) as submitted by the Clarence Ethics Board dated June 2007. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to appoint First Niagara Benefits Consulting to provide Actuarial Consulting Services to the Town as per the proposal submitted and dated August 13, 2007. On the question, Councilman Bylewski said this is for the GASB 45 actuarial services. Supervisor Hallock added that municipalities have to account for other post employment benefits beginning next year. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Casilio to appoint Diane Chalmers to the position of Clerk Typist in the Highway Department effective as of September 24, 2007 at the rate of pay per the White Collar Union Contract. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Supervisor Hallock, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to declare the attached list of computer equipment no longer needed for Town purposes as surplus and pursuant to the New York State General Municipal Law section 104-c, dispose of said equipment through donations to a deserving entity or entities and/or offer said surplus equipment for sale. All remaining equipment will be disposed of accordingly as set forth by any state or local laws and/or rules and regulations. (See attachment) On the question, Supervisor Hallock said the equipment is available to look at in the Town Hall on Monday. If anyone has any questions, they can see her secretary. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Supervisor Hallock said it is our practice to announce any motions that were made at work sessions. At the morning work session held September 5, 2007, the following motions were approved:
Supervisor Hallock announced that way finder signs and mile marker signs were recently installed on the West Shore Line bike path and donated by someone who wishes to remain anonymous. This was a recommendation included in the Public Safety Assessment and the Draft Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Casilio that the Town of Clarence prefer charges pursuant to §75 of the Civil Service Law regarding two individuals. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Councilman Bylewski said we received a communication from Time Warner Cable dated August 21, 2007 stating their position with the NFL network and their continuing negotiations.
Councilman Bylewski announced that Al Festaiuti will conduct a Self Defense Class through the Clarence Central School District beginning October 9th. For more information you should contact the School District.
Councilman Bylewski announced that the Public Safety Committee is holding volunteer training on Monday, September 24, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. If anyone is interested, there is an application specifically for public safety volunteers that do involve a background check.
Councilman Bylewski received the August 2007 Operations Report from Amherst Central Fire Alarm. Town of Clarence fire companies responded to the following: Miscellaneous Fires 8; EMS Calls 107; Motor Vehicle Accidents 20; and Miscellaneous Calls 39 for a total of 174 alarms.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to adopt the following resolution:
Councilman Bylewski announced that we have been notified of the award of a $5,000 grant for the Preserve New York Grant Program to help us do the intensive level survey for historic preservation.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to grant permission for Director of Community Development James Callahan to attend the New York Planning Federation Annual Conference October 7 9, 2007 in Saratoga Springs with use of a Town vehicle and reasonable and necessary expenses paid by the Town. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Weiss to authorize Kasprzak and Klotzbach Architects to prepare required detailed building permit drawings for the Youth Bureau Building at 10510 Main Street for a fee not to exceed $6,300 to be paid from account A7310.433. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Supervisor Hallock to award the bid for the John Deer Excavator for the Highway Department to Five Star Equipment, being the lowest responsible bidder with their bid of $160,020. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Supervisor Hallock that upon recommendation by Highway Supt. Ted Donner, the following vehicles are declared as surplus and will be sold: T-11, 2004 Ford Taurus Vin#FAFP52U34A178218; T-14, 2003 Chevy Malibu Vin#1G1ND52J83M650651; T-17, 2003 Chevy Malibu Vin#1GIND52J33M649942; T-7, 2003 Ford Escape Vin#FMYU921X3KC68284; and Highway equipment: H-56, 1994 Kato Excavator HD7S#V7009400. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Councilman Weiss said the Conservation Advisory Committee has another gentleman willing to head up the deer abatement program. If anyone is having a problem with deer, they can submit their requests to the Town. They are still in the same situation with the DEC and hope to get the permits earlier this year.
Councilman Weiss said the Town is going to put a well in to bring water into the ponds in the arboretum. It was an especially dry year and many ponds in Town are low. The problem is we stocked the ponds with fish and we cannot run the fountains. The well will help with the watering of the trees also.
Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to authorize the Supervisor to sign an Agreement between the Town of Clarence and MuniTrax for credit card use for payment of taxes only. On the question, Supervisor Hallock said this is being done at the request of the Town Clerk. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Councilman Kolber said the Clarence Historical Society has three openings on their Board of Directors for anyone interested.
Councilman Kolber said the Bicentennial Committee is putting up signs around the Town regarding historical locations. They are also working on various displays. They would also like to work on a "Then and Now" column for the Clarence Bee.
Councilman Kolber announced that there is a joint meeting of the Town Board and the School Board set for September 24, 2007 to find ways to work together on similar issues.
Councilman Kolber said he has received several requests regarding a 4-way stop at Thompson Road and Greiner Road. Another issue is the light at Thompson and Main with the traffic light now including the Walgreens site.
Councilman Casilio announced that the public safety vehicle is now in service. It is used to patrol the bike paths and parks.
Councilman Casilio said Karen Jurek and Steve Flaminio have been helping him work on an RFP for the video camera system. They will be sending the RFP out by September 19th and due back by October 3, 2007.
Councilman Casilio said he will have to reschedule the meeting with NYSEG to discuss street lights and power outages in the Town.
Councilman Casilio said the Youth Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce are working on the Winterfest event scheduled for February 10, 2008 from 12 to 6 P.M. Councilman Casilio announced that the Clarence Hollow Association is having a fundraiser, "Wine Wheels and Song" on September 21st at the Western New York Event Center to help fund the camera system for our bike trails.
Councilman Casilio said the sidewalks in Clarence Center and Harris Hill have been completed. He thanks the Town Engineer for getting that done.
Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to approve the transfer of $6,677.66 from account A1440.434 to Project 88 Sidewalks. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Councilman Kolber to approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $27,915.66 for Sicilia Construction Inc. for the Sidewalk Project. On the question, Town Engineer Joseph Latona said the purpose for the change order was to put in double the amount of sidewalks as originally planned for the same amount of money set for this project. Councilman Casilio added that 446 feet of sidewalks were installed in Clarence Center, and 981 feet in Harris Hill. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Councilman Kolber to authorize final payment of $35,441.11 to Sicilia Construction Company, Inc. for the sidewalks in Clarence Center and Harris Hill to be paid from account Project 88. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Councilman Kolber to authorize the Supervisor to sign a Joint Funding Agreement with the Town of Amherst for the operation and maintenance of the gauging stations with telemetry at Tonawanda Creek at the Rapids Road bridge for the term of October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008 with the Town of Clarence share not to exceed the amount of $1,850. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Casilio, seconded by Councilman Kolber to adopt the following resolution:
Town Clerk Nancy Metzger announced that the school tax bills will be going out next week and payment is due October 15th. Supervisor Hallock added that the penalties added the first day are 7.5%.
A Public Hearing was held to consider the request by St. Mary's Church for a Special Exception Use Permit for a structure greater than 10,000 sq. ft. in the Traditional Neighborhood District at 6925 Transit Road.
Speaking to the subject:
Michele Dryer and her family have been members for 10 years. It is a great church for people with young families. However, the facilities are not adequate. The pews are very narrow, and access to the restrooms is from the outside of the church. She believes the new church will encourage a better atmosphere and a better spiritual experience.
Kimberly said she works with the young teens of the parish. The new addition will provide more space for teen activities. She believes more teens will be drawn to the new church and will then continue to participate in the activities. Leaders that they will be building at St. Mary's will be able to go into the community and use those skills as well. It will encourage pride in the community that they will become a part of.
Ed Burkard said he is fifth generation as a member of St. Mary's. His ancestors helped build the original church in the 1860's. This church had much to do with setting the character of the Swormville area. He believes we all have the responsibility to teach and educate the members of the church and school. As the Town grows, the church must grow to meet the needs. The Town has grown immensely since he was a child. They have spent many years planning.
Melissa Thore lives across from the proposed entrance/exit on Stahley Road. She was invited to the meeting with the Executive Board of St. Mary's and she is cautiously optimistic about continued communication. She asked that the Town Board continue to look at the traffic impact on Stahley Road on a daily basis. The primary issues of the neighbors are the parking and traffic.
Ronald Young, President of St. Mary's Council said his family has been members for 11 years. He is in favor of the proposed new building to enhance the safety. Many parishioners park across Transit Road. St. Mary's lost one parishioner in the 1980's. Providing more parking within the campus will help improve safety. The architects have taken great care to enhance safety of the worship space by adding additional emergency exits. Access to the restrooms inside the church will reduce the potential for slip and fall situations and help the church comply with ADA regulations. They have a strong concern for the residents of Stahley Road and believe they can help with the situation.
Rene Fregeau attends 8th grade at St. Mary's School. She believes a new church will improve the future of St. Mary's. Right now the school is not connected to the church. Large events must be held in the gym creating schedule changes or no physical education classes. Connecting the buildings and including the restrooms will provide a safer environment. She asked that the Town Board plan and realize the importance of St. Mary's for future generations.
William Casilio, Jr. said he was married in St. Mary's and his children were baptized there. He also lives on Stahley Road. Anyone who purchases a home on Stahley must realize it is a thoroughfare to Transit Road and is a fairly busy street during the morning and afternoon rush hours. There has been tremendous growth along Transit Road in the East Amherst area. The church is growing just like the area.
Jeriangela Dinino said she lives right across from the proposed driveway where headlights will shine into her living room window. No one has a problem with the church being built. The problem is the safety of Stahley Road. It is very dangerous on that curve in the winter and she does not want to see anyone getting hurt. Another suggestion was hiring police officers to direct traffic. There should be a traffic light at Stahley and County.
Kathleen Daigler has been a member at St. Mary's since 1959 and her ancestors also help build the original church. They have seen the change in the Town and have not always been happy with it. She realizes the importance of the church. They have never complained about the drainage issues or anything else. She would like assurance from the Town that the drainage will be taken care of and the berm will be put in along the back of her driveway. She is not happy to hear that school buses will be coming in front of and behind her house for the rest of her life. Everyone who lives on the curve has had accidents end up in their yard. The neighbors have not asked anything of the church, but now they are asking for safety.
Lou Visone said he has Nativity Church near him and on Sundays it may take 10 minutes to get off his side street onto Harris Hill Road. He is thankful that so many people came out to worship. People should be ashamed to even think of stopping a church expansion. The people are not there to create safety issues, they are there to worship. He believes that if people were working harder to keep churches open, the children may have a better chance at growing up straight and true.
Mr. Dunbar said they will have the engineers working along with the Town Engineer to alleviate the drainage problems on the site. The earth berm is in the budget and they welcome the neighbors to work with them in the selection of the trees.
Mike Thor said the speed limit is 35 mph and at the bend is 30 mph. The problem is no one goes 30. The issues are the placement of the driveway and safety.
Jim Fregeau said they looked throughout the area for a home. The church is a key aspect of his children's education. They have to go outside to get to the bathroom. They ask that it is approved. Someday they may be sitting on the Board making these decisions. It is important for their academic and spiritual strength.
Councilman Bylewski said there were emails that went out with information that he would like to mention as part of the public hearing. One item was the size in relation to other buildings in the area.
Motion by Councilman Kolber, seconded by Councilman Casilio to adopt the following resolution:
A Public Hearing was held to consider the request by Louie's Car Clinic for a Temporary Conditional Permit for vehicle sales display area at 9385 Main Street. James Callahan said the property is located on the south side of Main Street west of Goodrich Road consists of just under one acre in the Commercial Zone.
Stoneledge Estates requests an Amendment to previously approved Open Development Area at 5115 Kraus Road. James Callahan said the location is the east side of Kraus Road south of Greiner Road consisting of approximately 23 acres zoned Residential Single Family. The applicant received approval in 2005 and is not seeking an amendment to adjust parcel lines.
Don Braunscheidel requests a Public Hearing to consider a Temporary Conditional Permit for an expanded home occupation at 8249 Wolcott Road. James Callahan said the property is located on the south side of Wolcott east of Transit Road consisting of 3.7 acres in the Agricultural Flood Zone. The applicant was unable to be here, but asked that the hearing be set.
North Forest Office Providers requests Preliminary Concept Review of a proposed professional office complex at 6051 Transit Road. James Callahan said the location is the east side of Transit Road north of Clarence Center Road consisting of approximately 9.7 acres in the Major Arterial Zone with Residential Single Family to the rear.
Gold Seal Equity requests Preliminary Concept Review of a proposed professional office building at 8750 Sheridan Drive. James Callahan said the location is on the north side Sheridan Drive, east of Wenner Road consisting of approximately 1.7 acres in the Restricted Business Zone.
Mike Hoehman requests a Public Hearing to consider a Temporary Conditional Permit for an automotive repair shop at 8310 Goodrich Road. James Callahan said the location is the west side of Goodrich Road north of Sesh Road consisting of approximately 28 acres in the Agricultural Flood Zone.
Ranchview LLC requests Preliminary Concept Review of a proposed Open Space Design Subdivision at the corner of Shimerville and Clarence Center Roads. James Callahan said the location is the southwest corner of Shimerville and Clarence Center Roads consisting of approximately 28 acres zoned Residential Single Family.
Dan Glushefski requests Minor Subdivision Approval to create an additional Residential Building Lot and a Pond Permit at 8130 Goodrich Road. James Callahan said the location is the southwest corner of Goodrich and Sesh Roads consisting of approximately 30 acres in the Agricultural Flood Zone.
Tom Kelkenberg requests Minor Subdivision Approval to create an additional Residential Building Lot at 9265 Wolcott Road.
Vincent Rizzo requests Minor Subdivision Approval to create an Additional Residential Building Lot at 9130 Sesh Road. James Callahan said the location is the north side of Sesh Road west of Goodrich Road consisting of approximately 23.9 acres zoned Agricultural Flood Zone. The request is in conformance with all zoning.
Tom Steffan, Attorney for Charles Gordon regarding a drainage issue at 5780 Kraus Road. Mr. Steffan said the issue is stormwater runoff onto his client's property. The location is on the west side of Kraus Road consisting of 27+ acres in an area of large lots. The most southerly two acres is bounded on the west by Ransom Creek. A drainage channel runs east to west across this land running into Ransom Creek. It is naturally drained. For years the drainage was just a trickle, but over the last few years the Town has installed drainage pipes. The pipes stop at the road and the water continues over Mr. Gordon's property through the channel. It is causing the property to be wet. It is sinking and trees are being damaged. The property is turning into a wetland.
Motion by Councilman Weiss, seconded by Councilman Bylewski to approve the following: Clubhouse Applications - A. Association of Erie County Governments Sept. 27, 2007; B. Clarence Soccer Club Nov. 16, 2007; C. Cub Scout Pack 568 Feb. 8, Mar. 2, 2008; D. Girl Scout Troop 215 3rd Wednesday each month 2008; E. Girl Scout Troop 1005 3rd Monday each month 2008; F. Cub Scout Pack 563 Two Thursdays each month 2008; G. Clarence Garden Club 3rd Wednesday each month, May 9, 2008; Legion Hall Applications A. Stacey Anthony Sept. 29, 2007; B. Lori Bruno Oct. 29, 2007; C. Lynsee Smith Nov. 10, 2007; D. Maribeth Rice-Gaiser Nov. 17, 2007; and E. Cub Scout Pack 563 3rd Wednesday each month of 2008. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
Motion by Councilman Bylewski, seconded by Councilman Kolber that after proper audit and review by the Town Board, the following bills of September 6, 2007 are approved for payment: General Fund - $49,799.54; Highway Fund - $43,857.71; Capital Fund - $28,298.26; and Trust and Agency 203 - $3,506.05 for a total of $125,461.56. Upon roll call Ayes: All; Noes: None. Motion carried.
There being no further business, Supervisor Hallock adjourned the meeting at 10:05 P.M. in memory of David Folger; also, in memory of Doug Moore and Lisa Ehrenreich Roof.
Nancy C. Metzger