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Marion Town Board meeting October 13, 2020

by WayneTimes.com
October 17, 2020

Supervisor Bender called the Marion Town Board meeting to order with the Pledge of Allegiance. This meeting was held at the Marion Town Hall and also via ZOOM conferencing due COVID-19 restrictions. All Board members were present.

Supervisor Bender reminded Town Board members of the Pomeroy Historic Marker Dedication that will take place on Monday, October 26, 2020 at 5:45 PM in front of Wessie’s Machine Shop on Buffalo Street in Marion. Town Historian Caryn Devlin will be conducting the dedication. Ms. Devlin also stated that Gordon VanHall has donated a scale model of the train depot that the dedication is for. The model will be available to view at the Marion Museum (Jennie’s House) in the near future.

The trees that were donated by Wayne County Soil & Water will be planted at the Marion Museum and the Marion Town Park within the next few weeks.

Councilwoman Fisher announced that a complaint was received by the Marion Town Board on three separate occasions. The complaint has been about employees of a local business that are not wearing their masks properly, i.e., the masks are not always covering the nose of the employee wearing them. Code Enforcement Officer Duane Smeatin, Supervisor Bender and Councilwoman Fisher have been in contact with the business as well as the resident. Supervisor Bender will contact the New York State Department of Health and ask for their help in this matter.

Code Enforcement Officer Smeatin stated the wiring is now complete for the handicap accessible doors at both the Town Hall and the Marion Town Court. Mr. Smeatin hopes to complete the handicap door project at both locations by the end of the week. Mr. Smeatin will also be working with Hadley Fabrication to have handrails installed at the Marion Museum this week.

Town Clerk Heidi Levan submitted the 2021 Preliminary Budget to the Town Board.

The Marion Public Library has been offering “Grab & Go” kits for children and will start offering “Grab & Go” kits for Teens and Adults. The Pioneer Library System is back to delivering materials from other libraries one day a week.

It was resolved to accept and approve the minutes from the Town Board Meetings on September 14, September 21 and September 28, 2020. In addition, all Departmental Reports for October 13, 2020 were also received and filed. Copies of these reports are available upon request from the Town Clerk’s Office.

The Marion Town Board authorized the Town Clerk to advertise in the Times of Wayne County to fill the vacancy on the Planning Board. Applications will be available at the Town Clerk’s Office and will be accepted until November 20, 2020. Anyone with questions should contact Planning Board Chairman Fred Walker for information regarding the position. 

Supervisor Bender was authorized to sign the contract with the Wayne County Public Works Department for snow and ice removal for the 2020-2021 season. The price is $1064.47 per trip where a trip is considered the effort required to plow and treat all of the county road mileage within a town.

The Town Board had authorized the Marion Library to advertise for bids to repair the library entrance door and two bids were received. The Board accepted the bid from USA Fire Door, LLC for an amount of $1,727.00. The Clerk of the Board will give a copy of this resolution to Marion Library Director Tracy Whitney, USA Fire Door, LLC and the Account/Audit Clerk.

The bills were paid as audited.

There was no Executive Session and the meeting adjourned at 5:50 PM.

By: Caroline Grasso

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