TOWN OF WATERTOWN
March 8, 2018
Members Present: Joel R. Bartlett, Supervisor
David D. Prosser, Councilman
Timothy McAtee, Councilman
Joanne McClusky, Councilwoman
Members Absent: Paul V. Desormo, Councilman
Supervisor Bartlett opened the meeting at 7:00 pm with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the roll of members present. Attorney Russell was also present.
Supervisor Bartlett moved to accept the minutes for February 8th, 2018 meeting, Councilman Prosser seconded.
Supervisor Bartlett moved to accept the minutes for February 23rd, 2018 Special Meeting, Councilman McAtee seconded.
Supervisor Bartlett opened the floor for the public hearing for Local Law #1 of 2018 at 7:05 pm. A Local Law to establish storm water management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health and safety of the public relative to MS4 regulations. No members of the public wished to speak; the public hearing was closed at 7:06 pm.
Supervisor Bartlett opened the floor to the public. No one wished to speak.
Supervisor Bartlett accepted the Town Clerk’s and Town Ambulance Reports.
MOTIONS / RESOLUTIONS
WHEREAS, the New York State; and Department of Transportation proposes the reconstruction of sidewalk ramps on US Route 11, SH 5426, in the Town of Watertown, Jefferson County; and
WHEREAS, the State will include as part of the above mentioned project the reconstruction or improvement of sidewalk ramps pursuant to Highway Law Section 140; and
WHEREAS, pursuant to the aforementioned law, the sidewalk ramps shall be maintained by the respective municipality that has jurisdiction over the area; and
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED, that upon final acceptance of the completed project by the State, the sidewalk ramps are hereby transferred to the Town Board of the Town of Watertown; and it is further
OREDERED that the Town of Watertown will maintain or is responsible for any cause to maintain the relocated and/or replaced work of the municipal project performed as above stated and as shown on the contract plans.
A motion to adopt the foregoing Resolution was made by Supervisor Bartlett and seconded by Councilmember McAtee.
WHEREAS, the Rohde Center Food Pantry provides food for needy residents to supplement daily nutritional requirements and distributed 219,357 lbs. of food in the year 2017; and
WHEREAS, the Rohde Center Food Pantry has requested a grant in the amount of $5,000.00 for fiscal year 2018 to continue serving the areas needy which includes some town residents; and
WHEREAS, funds were included in the 2018 fiscal year budget to assist the pantry with food purchases and distribution to the area aged and needy; and
WHEREAS, every dollar donated to the organization leverages the purchasing leverage of the organization at the rate on $10.50 to $1.00.
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, a grant of community development funds for the aging in the amount of $5,000.00 is hereby authorized.
A motion to adopt the foregoing Resolution was made by Supervisor Bartlett and seconded by Councilmember Prosser.
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Watertown is involved with other municipalities in a joint effort to establish storm water management and erosion and control provisions in compliance with State regulations commonly referred to as MS4; and
WHEREAS, in conjunction with such inter-municipal activities, the Town Board of the Town of Watertown the Town is considering the adoption of a local law for storm water management, erosion and sediment control; and
WHEREAS, Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018, a Local Law to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls and safeguard the general safety and welfare of the public was introduced at a regular meeting of the Town Board on February 8, 2018, and a motion was duly made, seconded and adopted scheduling a public hearing on Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018 for March 8, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.; and
WHEREAS, notice of the public hearing was duly published and posted as required by law and on March 8, 2018, a public hearing was held on Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018, and all persons interested in the subject matter thereof were provided an opportunity to be heard; and
WHEREAS, the Town Board of the Town of Watertown has completed its SEQR review and has found there were no significant adverse impacts as a result of the such local law for storm water management, erosion and sediment control, and, thus, issued its negative declaration with respect to the storm water management, erosion and sediment control local law; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Watertown hereby determines that Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018 is in the best interest of the Town of Watertown; and be it further
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town Board of the Town of Watertown does hereby adopt Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018; and be it further
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018 shall take effect upon filing with the Secretary of State.
A motion to adopt Local Law No. 1 of the year 2018 was duly made by Supervisor Bartlett and seconded by Council Member Prosser and upon a roll call vote was adopted as follows:
Supervisor: Joel R. Bartlett YES__X__ NO____
Councilman: Paul Desormo Absent
Councilman: David Prosser YES__X__ NO____
Councilman: Timothy McAtee YES_ X__ NO____
Councilwoman: Joanne McClusky YES__X__ NO____
Supervisor Bartlett moved to pay the following abstracts as audited.
Utilities paid prior to the meeting
General Vouchers # 47 to 49 Total $ 12,303.09
Highway Vouchers # 27 to 27 Total $ 16,805.02
Spec. Dist. Vchrs. # 18 to 18 Total $ 3,329.40
Vouchers approved for monthly meeting
General Vouchers # 50 to 61 Total $ 4,975.56
Highway Vouchers # 28 to 41 Total $ 10,235.93
Spec. Dist. Vchrs. # 19 to 21 Total $ 132,599.79
Councilwomen McClusky seconded the motion.
Supervisor Bartlett included the 2017 Annual Report in each packet. The report it on file in the Town Clerk’s Office and forwarded electronically to the NYS Comptroller’s Office.
Supervisor Bartlett informed the Board he is working on setting up an informational meeting concerning an economic development project.
He also informed the town engineer’s report concerning the drainage issues in the Lettiere Tract area would not be completed until June. He will meet with the City concerning the overflow issues from the Loomus Drive area that contributes to the problem.
Councilman Prosser moved to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 pm, Councilman McAtee seconded.
Pamela D. Desormo, Town Clerk