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Special Meeting – February 20, 2019

A special meeting of the Town Board of the Town of Homer held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, in the Town Hall Senior Center was called to order by Deputy Supervisor Michael R. Park at 4:00 p.m.

PRESENT

                Michael R. Park, Deputy Supervisor

                Larry R. Jones, Councilman

                Barry E. Warren, Councilman

                Kevin M. Williams, Councilman

                Patrick M. Snyder, Attorney for the Town

                John R. Phelps, Highway Superintendent

                Anita W. Jebbett, Town Clerk

ABSENT

                Frederick J. Forbes, Supervisor

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

PINE STREET BRIDGE

After reviewing the draft contract documents and specifications prepared by the engineering firm of Barton & Loguidice, Deputy Supervisor Park suggested that the Town Board move ahead on the plans to reconstruct the Pine Street Bridge.  Attorney Snyder said that the original EAF, or Environmental Assessment Form, did not include building out along the piers where material will be placed below the high water level.  He has asked Engineer Matt Schooley to add that aspect of the project to a revised EAF.

On motion by Councilman Warren, seconded by Councilman Williams and carried unanimously:  RESOLVED: that the Town Board accepts the Pine Street Bridge EAF as revised, and makes a negative declaration according to SEQR regulations regarding the project.

On motion by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Jones and carried unanimously:  RESOLVED: that the Town Board approves the engineering proposal of Barton & Loguidice for the reconstruction of the Pine Street Bridge for a cost not to exceed $10,000.

Deputy Supervisor Park informed the Board that he recommended to the engineers that the specifications for the steel be upgraded to Cor-Ten steel which eliminates the need for painting.

NEW TRUCK

Highway Superintendent Phelps reported that he has a quote from Tracey Road Equipment for a new 2020 10-wheel dump truck with a plow, wing, dump box & sander.  He explained that the truck is part of a contract as bid and awarded by Onondaga County. Since the price is the same as last year, he recommended that the Town purchase the truck at this time. There was discussion about whether the sales order provided by Tracey Equipment demonstrated the list prices for all items and the applicable discounts.

On motion by Councilman Williams, seconded by Councilman Jones and carried unanimously:  RESOLVED:  that the Town Board approves the bid for the 2020 Western Star Model 4700SF truck offered by Tracey Road Equipment, equipped with a plow, wing, dump box & sander at a cost not to exceed $199,594, contingent upon Tracey Road Equipment providing proof that the quote complies with the Onondaga County contract.

BOARD OF ASSESSMENT REVIEW

Park said that Supervisor Forbes has suggested someone to replace Hugh Riehlman who chose not to be re-appointed to the Board of Assessment Review. 

On motion by Councilman Warren, seconded by Councilman Jones and carried unanimously:  RESOLVED: that Nancy A. Richards, who resides at 4630 Carroway Hill Road, is appointed to serve a five-year term on the Town’s Board of Assessment Review. 

Councilman Warren informed the Board that he was able to find the original countertop for an extension of the counter in the new Village offices, saving the Town at least $900.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:30 p.m.

                                                                                                                                Anita W. Jebbett

Town Clerk