Ontario Town Board – Thursday, July 9, 2012
Take Home Vehicles for Certain Employees
A regular meeting of the Ontario Town Board was called to order by Supervisor Kelsch at 7:00 p.m. in the Ontario Town Hall.
17 residents and visitors were present at portions of the meeting.
Approval of the Agenda
Comments from the Public – Jim Switzer announced that the Business of the Year Award for 2012, co-sponsored by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce and the Ontario-Walworth Rotary Club, was presented to Switzer’s Auto Tech at 1344 Route 104. He also noted that on Wednesday, July 18th, Liz Albright, town historian, will present a program on Ontario’s involvement in the War of 1812 and on Saturday, July 28th Heritage Square Museum will hold their annual wine, cheese and bluegrass festival from 10 until 4 p.m.
Attorney for the Town Report – Alan Knauf explained the process to designate parkland. The board needs to decide if they want to designate all 42 acres of the landfill as parkland or just the 22 acres for trails.
Time Warner would like to discuss the fee dispute with the board.
New Business – The Board will assign take home vehicles per section 507 of the Employee Handbook that was formally adopted on June 25, 2012 to the Superintendent of Highways Jerry Santangelo, Building Inspector/Code Enforcement Officer Edward Collins, Superintendent of Water Utilities Rodney Peets and the Director of Parks and Recreation William Riddell.
Budget Transfers/Adjustments – The board approved the following budget adjustment:Highway Fund increase 960/expense DA-5130.2 $12,543.00(Machinery) from HR-5 (Highway Equipment Reserves)
- approved the hiring of the following seasonal employees: Brian Milliman as Head Lifeguard, starting June 7, 2012 at $9.75 per hour without benefits, Breanna Melino as Aquatic Director, starting June 15, 2012 at $9.75 per hour without benefits, Bill Milillo as a Lifeguard and Attendant , starting June 16, 2012 at $8.50 per hour without benefits, Elizabeth Johnson as a Lifeguard starting June 15, 2012 at $8.50 per hour and as an Attendant at $7.25 per hour without benefits, Rich D’Eletto as a Lifeguard , starting June 16, 2012 at $8.50 per hour and as an Attendant at $7.25 per hour without benefits, Ben DeWitte as a Lifeguard, starting June 16, 2012 at $8.50 per hour and as an Attendant at $7.25 per hour without benefits and Thomas Hemstreet as Assistant Harbor Master, starting June 16, 2012 at $9.00 per hour without benefits as requested by the Director of Parks and Recreation.
Reports by Town Board Members – Mrs. Smith extended best wishes to Linda Kelsch and Nadia Niniowsky’s husband for a speedy recovery. She also read in the paper that Webster is considering incentive zoning.
Supervisor Kelsch and Lori Eaton-Smith received an email from a resident (Bob Davis) regarding Lakeside Cemetery. Mrs. Smith thanked the Recreation Department staff for all the hard work they did at the cemetery.
Mr. Ruffell has prepared a Town of Ontario draft incentive zoning code. He would like it placed on the next workshop meeting agenda for discussion.
Comments from the Public – Carol Boughton stated she has not been able to access the meeting minutes on the website. She wondered if it was her problem or the towns.
Roger Legg asked if all department heads were compensated with vehicles for doing town business. Supervisor Kelsch responded that if a town employee uses their personal vehicle for town business, they can be reimbursed for mileage. Mr. Legg also wanted to know how to get a speed limit changed. Supervisor Kelsch explained the process.
Nadia Niniowsky asked if paid ambulance personnel were seven (7) days a week. Supervisor Kelsch responded that they are Monday through Friday, no weekends or holidays. She would like the town board to consider increasing paid personnel to seven days a week. Supervisor Kelsch stated that the matter will be looked into during the 2013 budget process.
Workshop – Discuss $1,200 stipend in lieu of mileage as requested by Judge Sucher in a letter dated July 1, 2012. The board had a brief discussion. Several board members would like a cost analysis of mileage paid to the judges for 2011. Supervisor Kelsch will get the data to all board members.