The Butler Town Board meeting was called to order at 7:00pm and all present joined in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
Motion was made by Councilman Dates, Seconded by Councilman Van De usen and agreed upon to accept the minutes from September 14th and October 5th as presented.
MONTHLY REPORTS: The following departments submitted their written monthly reports to the town board: Supervisor, Codes Enforcement Officer, Animal Control Officer, Town Historian, and Town Clerk.
Town Clerk: Kimberly Parmeter submitted written monthly report for the Town Clerk’s Office. Town total revenue for September was $2124.00. Local share paid to Supervisor was $475.75, Amount paid to NYS Ag & Markets was $34.00. Amount paid to DEC $1614.25.
Codes Enforcement: Don Camp reported that the new building fee schedule is now in effect. A reminder and clarification that building permits now need to be purchased separately and will no longer be included in the variance fee. The Local Law needs to be addressed and possibly changed and updated to include definitions and clarification on a few land usage issues. Training is coming along. There are still road blocks being met but there is a 3 day course being offered next week and will grant 19 of the required 24 hours.
Historian: Lori reported that she has been busy with State and County meetings. The Butler Historical Preservation Society is working on fundraising ideas to include working with the fire hall and sponsoring bake sales at any barbeques. Stakes are in place for the arrival of the new shed, highway department will lay the gravel this week.
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE: Wayne County 911 monthly report, NYS Dept. of Health letter stating that a Health Officer needs to be appointed. Dave will inquire as to requirements of such person, NY Power Authority regarding the finalization of the LED street lighting project. Councilman Dates moved to allow Supervisor Spickerman to sign the contract, seconded by Councilman Van Deusen, NYSERDA
Supervisor Spickerman handed out the NYS Fiscal stress report, the Town scored a 3.3 which has improved since last year. The supervisor will look into areas where the Town can still improve. NYS Public Employer Mandatory Emergency Plan needs to be in place by April 1st, information was given to help start this project. Several quotes from different payroll companies were handed out. The board discussed these options and decided to remain with the way payroll is currently being done.
The Town Board will be looking into possible nominations for a person to work on the Police Reform and Reinvention collaborative committee. This committee was form by the Governor and Sherriff Virts. A motion was made by Councilman Van Deusen and seconded by Councilman Dates to grant Supervisor Spickerman permission to sign the State Snow and Ice Contract. All were in favor. Motion made by Councilman Van Deusen to hold the Public Hearing for the Budget November 2, 2020 at 7:00pm at the Town Hall, seconded by Councilman Van Gelder. All were in favor. Councilman Dates motioned to allow Supervisor Spickerman to file the tax cap information, seconded by Councilman Van Deusen. All were in favor.
Councilman Dates moved to pay General Town Wide bills 255-278 in the amount of $9269.55, General Town Outside bills 022-024 in the amount of $213.51, and Highway Town Wide bills 088-097 in the amount of $1381.79 and Highway Town Outside bills 023-026 in the amount of $5156.45. Seconded by Councilman Van Deusen. All were in favor, Carried.
Board entered into executive session at 8:05pm to discuss a personal matter ADJOURNMENT: at 8:20