Newstead Town Board Minutes

Newstead Town Board Meeting- August 9, 2021

The Board entered executive session at 7:17pm to discuss personnel issues on a motion from
Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski. Carried Unanimously
The Board exited executive session on a motion by Councilwoman Pope, seconded by Councilman
Burke at 7:27pm, having taken no action. Carried Unanimously
A regular meeting was called to order by the Newstead Town Board on Monday, August 9, 2021 at
7:30pm at the Newstead Town Hall.
Present: David Cummings- Supervisor
Edmund Burke- Councilman
John Jendrowski- Councilman
Joseph Dugan- Councilman
Patricia Pope- Councilwoman
Emily Janicz- Assistant Town Attorney
Jennifer Herberger- Deputy Town Clerk
Roll Call was taken with all board members present.
Councilwoman Pope led the pledge to the flag.
Minutes from the regular meeting held on July 26, 2021 were presented for approval. A motion was
made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski to approve as presented.
Carried Unanimously
Agenda Changes – A motion was made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilwoman Pope to
approve the following agenda changes: A. add a resolution calling a public hearing on Local Law #7
of 2021, F. a motion declaring Food Pantry week and G. a motion approving the hire for the part
time senior center assistant position. Carried Unanimously
Communications – The Deputy Town Clerk presented the following correspondence:
A letter was received from the Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Club notifying the town that they would
like permission to use the west shore bike paths once again for their 2021-2022 snowmobile season.
A notice form for providing 30-day advance notice of a new liquor license application was received
for the property at 11891 Main Rd from Priority Consulting Services, LLC.
A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski to accept and file
the presented correspondence. Carried Unanimously
Work Session: The Supervisor reported that at the work session held last week the following items
were discussed: water and sewer project updates, planning items and code change updates, building
issue updates, highway issues, grant updates, the Bicentennial, gas well, 2022 budget and projects
for stimulus funds, plus any other items brought before the Board.
Agenda Items Question Period: no one spoke
Budget transfers: a motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilwoman Pope to
approve the budget transfer(s) as presented in a memo from Bookkeeper Colleen Salmon dated
8/9/21. Carried Unanimously
Approval of Bills – Councilman Burke reported that the Abstract(s) from Batch(es) #2155 have
been reviewed with the previously un-audited vouchers and everything was found in order. Abstract
Batch(es) #2156 prepay, 2160 bond payoff & 2161 were presented for payment. Vouchers on this
abstract(s) numbered 761 & 781– 835, totaling $1,448,835.69. Councilwoman Pope seconded to
approve payment as follows:

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    Abstract Batch(es) #2156 prepay, 2160 bond payoff & 2161:
    General Fund (A)-$1,265,975.14, General Fund- Outside Village (B)-$21,495.00, Highway (DA) –
    $0, Highway: Outside Village (DB)-$11,350.36, CAP-Multicultural Ctr (HMCC)- $10,000.00, CAPWater-Scotland (HS)-$501.96, CAP-Water-Koepsel (HW)-$2,288.02, CAP-Water-Draper (HW01)-
    $280.17, CAP-Water-Cedar (HW02)-$268.49, CAP-Water-Knapp (HW03)- $2,299.69, CAP-Bike
    Path (HTG)-$116.74, Drainage (SD)-$2,677.61, Fire Protection (SF)-$102,425.00, Refuse (SR)-
    $27,904.76, Sewer #1 Fund (SS)-$464.25, Sewer District #2 (SS02)-$260.50, Sewer District #3
    (SS03)-$523.50, Trust & Agency(TA)-$0 and Consolidated Water (SW00)-$4.50, WD1(SW1)- $0,
    WD2(SW2)- $0, WD3(SW3)- $0, WD4(SW4)- $0, WD5(SW5)- $0, WD6(SW6)- $0, WD7(SW7)-
    $0, WD7A(SW7A)- $0, WD8(SW8)- $0, WD9(SW9)- $0, WD10(SW10)- $0; Total:$1,448,835.69
    Carried Unanimously
    COMMITTEE AND DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS:
    Highway – a report was presented from the Highway Supt that the crew has completed 875’ of road
    ditching on Brunning Rd, mowed the parks and town properties, cleaned up another fallen tree on
    the bike path, cleaned up brush at the JMF, cut trees in the park and ground the stumps, boom
    mowed and mowed Crittenden Rd field, completed shoulder work on Brucker, Kathryn, Clair, Roll,
    Greenbush and Howe roads, and took #7 to Buffalo Peterbuilt for repairs.
    Assessor – a report was presented from the Assessor and read by the Supervisor as follows: she is all
    caught up on completed new construction inspections and valuations. She will begin to prep for
    exemption season at the end of the month. Mid-June thru July 6th sales figures were provided.
    Building Office – the following building report was presented by Christine Falkowski of the
    Planning & Building Department:
    Christopher Monin 7250 Maple Addition
    Raymond Braun 11891 Main Remodel from fire
    Raymond Braun 11891 Main 2 lean-to’s & sound box
    David Gonsowski 13342 Dorsch Demolition
    Edward Spink 7641 Maple Generator
    Lakeshore Management Inc 6 Quarry Hill Est Manufactured Home
    Lakeshore Management Inc 82 Quarry Hill Est Manufactured Home
    Lakeshore Management Inc 132 Quarry Hill Est Manufactured Home
    Lakeshore Management Inc 148 Quarry Hill Est Manufactured Home
    Laura Andolina 5231 Crittenden Pole barn
    Newstead Homes 12402 Swift Mills Garage
    Jonathan Vilagy 498 Schutt Ground mount solar
    Cathleen Lojek 8546 Burdick Pole barn
    Timothy Smeal 11517 Howe Shed
    Amy Grzedzicki 13357 Steiner Addition
    Jeffrey Szafraniec 11890 Meahl Drainage
    Robert Meek 6815 Cedar Roof
    Rich Pools 5128-5130 Crittenden AG Pool
    Scott Monkelbaan 11373 Miland AG Pool
    The Town Board accepted the building report as presented.
    Town Clerk- hunting license sales have begun so the office work has picked up. We should be
    getting school tax bills within the next 3-4 weeks.
    Town Attorney(s) – nothing at this time
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    COUNCILPERSONS:
    Jendrowski- spoke with Wm. C. Rott & Sons regarding the patio at the cultural center and a gutter
    on the library. They also found a tear in the roof that they will be submitting a quote for fixing.
    Also working on a new air conditioning unit at the library. Kristine is working on finding a grant.
    Dugan – nothing at this time
    Burke – attended the 4
    th of July wrap up meeting. The committee’s finances are in good shape and
    they received a lot of positive comments regarding the parade and fireworks.
    Pope- nothing at this time
    Supervisor- attended a meeting in East Aurora with a presentation on solar power with regards to
    town buildings. Will be attending another presentation next week on Covid funding. The
    Supervisor along with the Town Clerk and the Senior Center Director interviewed the applicant for
    the position at the senior center, he attended the first water line construction meeting and spoke to
    Mike Norris regarding several water issues in the town.
    UNFINISHED BUSINESS:
    Buildings- already discussed
    Planning- still working on town codes changes and will finalize the draft at the next work session.
    The planning board is also working on recommendations.
    Water/Sewer- already discussed
    Grants- looking into new grants to submit this month. Very limited in grants to apply for right now.
    NEW BUSINESS:
    Public Hearing-Local Law #7 of 2021:
    A motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilman Dugan approving the
    calling of a public hearing on the proposed Local Law #7 of 2021 amending the Route 5 Zoning
    Overlay District law, with a hearing to be held on September 13, 2021 at 7:20pm at the Town Hall
    and authorizing the Town Clerk to publish notice in the Akron Bugle, the official town paper.
    (Resolution) Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye
    Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Liquor License 30-day Waiver:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski approving the
    request for a 30-day notice waiver for a new liquor license application at 11891 Main Rd as
    submitted by Priority Consulting Services, LLC.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Northern Erie Sno-Seekers 2021-22 Season:
    A motion was made by Councilman Jendrowski, seconded by Councilman Dugan approving the
    request by Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Snowmobile Club to use sections of the town bike path for
    their 2021-22 snowmobile season subject to providing current insurance certificates and any other
    required documentation to the town.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Update of Employee Terms & Conditions:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Burke approving the
    modifications as proposed to the Terms & Conditions of Employment and policies for all non-union
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    classifications of employees in Section 3.E, 4.F and correcting 4.G regarding health insurance post
    retirement.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-No, Pope- Aye Carried
    Approval- Lateral Restriction Hardship Application- 8164 Maple Rd:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilwoman Pope approving the
    application for a lateral restriction exception hardship at 8164 Maple Rd in water district 10 as
    submitted by owner Michael Wik, based on supporting documentation provided.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope- Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- Declaring Akron-Newstead Food Pantry Week:
    A motion was made by Councilman Burke, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski authorizing the
    declaration by the Town Board that beginning on October 9th and continuing through October 16th is
    declared to be Akron-Newstead Food Pantry Week in the Town of Newstead.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope-Aye Carried Unanimously
    Approval- hire part time Senior Center Assistant employee:
    A motion was made by Councilman Dugan, seconded by Councilman Jendrowski authorizing the
    hiring of Jaqueline Long for the part time Senior Center Assistant position at a rate of $13.81 per
    hour effective immediately.
    Cummings-Aye, Dugan-Aye, Burke-Aye, Jendrowski-Aye, Pope-Aye Carried Unanimously
    Privilege of the Floor/Question Period: Jim Mandolene of 12936 Dorsch Road was present to
    again comment against the sign at 5703 Crittenden Road. Quoted from town code regarding a sign
    having to be 50’ from neighboring property. The Supervisor stated he would investigate that. Town
    Attorney Janicz talked about federal cases that uphold a person’s freedom of speech and the town is
    unable to do anything.
    Sandra Workman-Miles of 13923 Knapp Road also spoke and just would like the profanity removed.
    Councilman Burke once again suggested a letter to the editor in the Akron Bugle to maybe garner
    support from other residents.
    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
    8:10pm. Carried Unanimously
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Jennifer Herberger, Deputy Town Clerk