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Walworth Town Meeting, Nov. 19, 2020

by WayneTimes.com
November 21, 2020

 Supervisor Jacobs opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance. The  meeting was held at the Town Complex where COVID-19 safety protocols were in place. It was also being streamed live on Facebook. All Board members were present.

Supervisor Jacobs announced that, due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the Town Board meetings going forward will be live streamed on Facebook and via ZOOM conferencing only. 

She shared a directive issued by Sheriff Virts regarding Thanksgiving gatherings and advising residents on how to stay safe during this holiday season.

Supervisor Jacobs also reported the New York State projects remain on schedule, including the Waterfront and Broadband projects. 

The tentative 2021 Wayne County Budget is available for inspection. There will be a Public Hearing on December 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM at the Wayne County Courthouse in the Supervisor’s chambers.  

The presentation from Mike Lee, Director of Wayne County Advanced Life Support Services was postponed until December 3, 2020.

 Town Clerk Aimee Phillips-Lomb read a letter that Mr. Lee sent to the Board and it is available upon request from the Town Clerk’s Office.

Western Wayne Ambulance President Ed Parkhurst and Vice President Cody Szatkowski addressed the Board in an attempt to secure some land in the Town of Walworth to move its manufactured home/base (currently on District property) and build a pole barn.

The Walworth Fire District leases space in its fire hall to house the ambulance’s equipment and vehicles. Soon, the District would like their space back and have given them a timeline/deadline for their exit of the space. 

The Ambulance would like to build a pole barn on a different piece of land in Walworth. 

They came to the Town to see if it would be willing to lease land to them for this purpose. 

The Board took it under advisement and also offered several possible parcels as locations. 

The minutes of the November 5, 2020 Regular Meeting were approved. 

The October 2020 Supervisor’s Report was approved as well as the November 2020 Assessor’s Report and the November 2020 Wastewater Treatment Plant Report which were both submitted by Councilman Cody Phillips.

Resolutions were passed to approve Financial Transfers and Abstract 11.

Councilman Scott Bryson reported the virtual Halloween Parade hosted by the Library was a big success. They are currently promoting ‘Pizza and a Movie’. Resdients should contact the library for more information.

A motion was passed to accept the resignation of Stan Weller, a longtime Walworth resident who served on various boards, most recently, the Assessment Board of Review.

Town Clerk Aimee Phillips-Lomb notified the Board she has distributed the 2020 Fee Schedule to all Department Heads in the event they need to make changes. 

The deadline for any changes is December 3, 2020. She also received the Planning and Zoning Board 2021 Meeting Calendar.

The next two Town Board meetings on December 3, 2020 and December 17, 2020 will both be conducted virtually. 

The Board entered Executive Session at 8:05 PM to discuss proposed, pending or current litigation, and the medical, financial, credit or employment history of a particular person. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:56. 

No additional business had been conducted.

By: Caroline Grasso

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