Newstead Town Board Minutes

Newstead Town Board Meeting- March 22, 2021

A public hearing was called to order by the Newstead Town Board on Monday, March 22, 2021 at
7:30pm at the Newstead Town Hall.
Present: David Cummings- Supervisor
John Jendrowski- Councilman
Edmund Burke- Councilman
Joseph Dugan- Councilman
Patricia Pope- Councilwoman
Brendan Neill- Town Attorney
Emily Janicz- Assistant Town Attorney
Scott Rybarczyk- Town Engineer
Michael Bassanello- Highway Supt.
Dawn Izydorczak- Town Clerk
Roll Call was taken with all board members present.


The Supervisor called the public hearing to order on the proposed site plan for a 36,000 sq. ft.
addition project at 13311 Main Rd owned by Newstead Properties/MGA Research at 7:25pm.
The Clerk read proof of publication. The Supervisor stated this project has been reviewed and
recommended for approval by the Planning Board, Wendel, the CEO and then was submitted to the
Town Board for final approval. State and County Agencies were notified and comments were
received.
Comments: no one was present to speak
There being no further comments, a motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by
Councilman Dugan to close the public hearing at 7:35pm Carried Unanimously
The regular meeting of the Newstead Town Board was called to order at 7:35pm with the same
members present as listed above.
Councilman Burke led the pledge to the flag.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on March 8, 2021 were presented for approval. A motion
was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilwoman Pope to approve as presented.
Carried Unanimously
Agenda Changes – a motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilman
Dugan to make the following agenda changes: remove item H and add a motion to hire summer
parks help Carried Unanimously
Communications – The Clerk presented the following correspondence:
A letter was received from Charter Communications regarding changes in programming and services
beginning on April 1st
.
A letter was received from Erie County Legislator Greene giving the Town an update regarding Erie
County sales tax revenue figures.
A letter was received from the Erie County Deputy Comptroller regarding the Erie County sales tax
revenue for December of 2020 and giving projection updates.
A letter was received from Martin Dugan on behalf of the Akron Varsity Football team requesting
the use of Veterans Park on 5 occasions to hold team dinners.
A letter was received from Dylan Scotch asking if his Boy Scout Troop could plant some seedlings
on the bike path or other town properties as a way to do community service.

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    A letter was received from NextEra rep Steve Sementilli regarding tree-clearing work to be done on
    Sunday March 14th in the town to prepare for the construction of the Empire State Line project.
    A letter was received from Emergency Manager Kowalik regarding the delivery of 6,840 masks
    made and donated by the Ford Motor Company. The Supervisor and Board thanked Dan for his
    efforts in receiving this important PPE shipment.
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilwoman Pope to accept and file the
    presented correspondence. Carried Unanimously
    Work Session: The Supervisor reported at the work session held last week the following items were
    discussed: water and sewer project updates, planning item updates, building issue updates, grant
    updates, gas well purchase update, cancellation of the March 29th work session, summer recreation
    options and stimulus funding updates, plus any other items brought before the Board.
    Agenda Items Question Period: no one spoke
    Budget transfers: none
    Approval of Bills – Councilwoman Pope reported that the Abstract(s) from Batch(es) #2118 have
    been reviewed with the previously un-audited vouchers and everything was found in order. He
    presented Abstract Batch(es) #2126 for payment. Vouchers on this abstract(s) numbered 214 – 262,
    totaling $381,817.98. Councilman Jendrowski seconded to approve payment as follows:
    Abstract Batch(es) #2126:
    General Fund (A)-$18,570.51, General Fund- Outside Village (B)-$895.49, Highway (DA) -$0,
    Highway: Outside Village (DB)-$4,580.68, Drainage (SD)-$0, Fire Protection (SF)-$55,572.48,
    Refuse (SR)-$25,267.68, Sewer #1 Fund (SS)-$4,737.87, Sewer District #2 (SS02)-$82.29, Sewer
    District #3 (SS03)-$0, Trust & Agency(TA)-$0 and Consolidated Water (SW00)-$86,285.80,
    WD1(SW1)- $0, WD2(SW2)- $0, WD3(SW3)- $0, WD4(SW4)- $0, WD5(SW5)- $96,415.00,
    WD6(SW6)- $0, WD7(SW7)- $0, WD7A(SW7A)- $0, WD8(SW8)- $0, WD9(SW9)- $0,
    WD10(SW10)- $89,410.18; Total:$381,817.98 Carried Unanimously
    COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:
    Highway – a report was presented from the Highway Supt as follows: the crew has serviced all the
    mowing tractors, picked up JD from Oakfield, cold patched and filled holes in the shoulder with
    CRI, broomed roads and the bike path, leveled the roads in the parks, detailed the 2015 Ford Escape,
    went to Lakeside Steel to get quotes for re-siding the shelter at Veteran’s park, worked on the culvert
    replacement project.
    Assessor – a report was presented from Tina as follows: the office is quiet now that exemptions are
    finished. She is finalizing the new construction in the village and the town is completed. She is also
    preparing the filing of the tentative roll.
    Building Office – the following building report was presented by Christine Falkowski of the
    Planning & Building Department:
    Stephen Blask 6842 Cedar Barn Addition
    Joel Lattimer 11340 Stage Pole Barn
    Greenbriar Akron LLC 12983 Main Wall & Freestanding Sign
    Replacements
    CMK Builders of Alden 5110 Havens One Family Home
    Kelkenberg Homes 6051 Barnum Rd One Family Home
    The Town Board accepted the building report as presented.
    Town Clerk- County-Town tax collection penalty free period has ended. We will continue to collect
    locally until June 30th with penalties and interest added.
    Town Attorney(s) – nothing at this time
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    COUNCILPERSONS:
    Jendrowski- he met with NuPipe on the sprinkler system at the Library and learned there is a 20-
    year span on the sprinkler heads, which need to be tested. He also met with Jim Foster and Paul
    LaFleur on drainage issues and met with EMS Coordinator Dan Kowalik on Covid updates.
    Dugan – nothing at this time
    Burke – nothing at this time
    Pope- nothing at this time
    Supervisor- the February 2021 Supervisor’s Report is on file with the Clerk. He attended a meeting
    with the school and Recreation Director regarding summer rec program. He met with Colleen and
    3+1 reps on our finances. He spoke with the auditors regarding our audit. They will present their
    audit review to the Board on April 19th
    . He attended an online meeting with Senator Schumer and all
    the other NYS Supervisors regarding the COVID Relief package and attended a meeting of the Erie
    County Water Quality Committee. He spoke with NYSDOH regarding the water grant and the
    NYSDEC on the gas well purchase.
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
    Buildings- library issues are ongoing. There is now a gutter leak near the rear entrance that needs to
    be addressed before winter and Councilman Jendrowski suggested a light be installed outside above
    the book drop box.
    Planning- code changes to be discussed.
    Water- the NYSDOH has finally approved the plans for the water grant so we can start the bidding
    process for the next meeting.
    Grants- nothing new
    NEW BUSINESS:
    Approval- Solicit Bids to Purchase Highway Truck:
    A motion was made by Councilwoman Pope, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski authorizing the
    solicitation of bids to purchase a 2021 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCrew 4×4 with a 5.5’ Box for the
    highway department, with bids to be received April 5th at 10:00am and authorizing the Town Clerk
    to advertise for bids in the Akron Bugle.
    (Resolution) Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye
    Carried Unanimously
    Approval – Sell Surplus Highway Equipment:
    A motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilwoman Pope approving the
    proposal by the Highway Superintendent to declare the following surplus equipment and to sell the
    following surplus highway equipment through Auctions International: 2015 Ford Escape SE;
    Skidsteer tires (3); seed spreader with 3-point hitch; 1987 Gradall G3 WD buckets; Fring Wing; tire
    machine, wooden ladders
    (Resolution) Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope-Aye
    Carried Unanimously
    Approval – Advertise for Bids- Lighting Upgrades at the Senior Center:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Burke authorizing the
    advertisement for bids for the replacement of 84 antiquated light fixtures in the Senior Center with
    new LED fixtures, in accordance with bid specifications as prepared by the Supervisor, with bids to
    be received by April 5, 2021 at 10:00am to the Town Clerk.
    (Resolution) Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope-Aye
    Carried Unanimously
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    Approval – Advertise for Bids- Restroom Upgrades at the Senior Center:
    A motion was made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Pope authorizing the Town
    Clerk to advertise for bids for the refurbishment of the bathrooms in the Senior Center, in
    accordance with bid specifications as prepared by the Supervisor, with bids to be received by April
    23, 2021 at 10:00am to the Town Clerk.
    (Resolution) Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope-Aye
    Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Cancel 3/29/21 Work Session:
    A motion was made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Pope approving the
    cancellation of the town board work session on March 29th
    .
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Use of Cultural Center for event:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Burke approving the use of
    the Cultural Center on April 2nd, 8th, 15th, 23rd and 29th from 5:15pm-8:00pm for an Akron Varsity
    Football meeting, subject to the current COVID restrictions at that time.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Boy Scout Tree Project:
    A motion was made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski approving the
    request by Boy Scout Dylan Scotch to plant trees on various approved town properties.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Lateral Restriction Hardship Application- 5110 Havens Rd:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilwoman Pope approving the
    application for a lateral restriction exception hardship for water district #10 at 5110 Havens Rd as
    submitted by the owner, based on supporting documentation provided.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Hiring- Summer Parks/Mowing Help:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski approving the
    hiring of Dan Carroll and Bob Massaro as part time summer help for mowing and parks/building
    maintenance.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Privilege of the Floor/Question Period: no one spoke
    There being no further business to come before the board for the regular meeting, a motion was
    made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Pope to adjourn the regular meeting at
    8:04pm. Carried Unanimously
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Dawn D. Izydorczak, RMC, Town Clerk