Town of S06ewall’s Point

Town Commission Minutes of commission workshop

April 9, 2019

[Verbatim details available at www.sewallspoint.org by clicking the “audio”  link for the meeting]

 

 

 CALL TO ORDER

Pledge to the Flag

Roll Call

  5:27 PM Roll Call.

Present: Vice Mayor Frank Fender, Mayor Vinny Barile, Commissioner James W. Campo, Commissioner Dave Kurzman, Town Manager Pamela M. Walker (Not voting).

Absent: Town Attorney Glen Torcivia.

  5:32 PM  Additions, Deletions or Changes to the Agenda

Add #6 a letter from Town Manager.

Mayor Barile announced that the Town Manager has submitted her letter of retirement.

He stated that she has agreed to continue to serve in the interim of finding a new Manager as well as through the budget process.

 

  5:35 PM  PRESENTATION OF “POINT TO POINT” TENNIS TOURNAMENT TROPHY

The Sewall’s Point Tennis team brought home the winning trophy as victory against Sailfish Point. The team has agreed to proudly display the winning trophy will be on display at Town Hall for the year.

  5:38 PM  PUBLIC COMMENT ON ALL MATTERS

Kathy Miscowski came forward and gave a brief overview regarding the cost of septic to sewer conversion.  

DISCUSSION                                                                                                               Commission Sponsor

 5:41 PM  1. Town Engineer Design Proposal for Sewer Grant Funds        Commission

Joe Capra came forward and briefly explained, and gave a visual presentation on the proposed North Sewall’s Point septic to sewer project including the cost estimates and grant funding currently available as well as possible future grants.

Town Manager Walker gave a brief overview of the potential ERC’s that could benefit with the potential grants funding.

The Mayor and Commission offered their comments and asked questions of the Town Engineer, Joe Capra.

Beverly Jones came forward and was in support of the proposed grinder system and she wants to keep her property values up.

Joe Capra suggested having a public education and outreach campaign to include, sending mailers, holding public meetings.  He did say that the current grant funding did not include public outreach and communication, however, the current grant would allow for public meetings to obtain public input and planning.  

The following members of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Kathy Miscowski                                                                                                                                                                 Beverly Jones                                                                                                                                                                             Ike Crumpler                                                                                                                                                                        Mona Leonard  

There was majority consensus by the Commission to move the item moving forward with the recommendation by the Town Engineer and Town Manager.

 6:56 PM  2. Manned Aircraft Landing Prohibition Ordinance Draft                     Commission

Kevin Kryzda representing Mr. Sharfi has asked that the property owner be allowed to have a helipad on the roof of his boat dock for emergency purposes.

The following members of the public came forward and offered public comment:

SM Sedor

There was majority consensus by the Commission to move the Ordinance forward.

  7:12 PM  3. Glyphosate Regulation Ordinance and Resolution Drafts                Commission

Town Manager Walker gave a brief overview of the glyphosate regulation

  7:15 PM Commissioner Campo wanted to clarify the motion for item 2.

The Commission clarified that they agreed to move forward with a proposed Ordinance.

Town Manager Walker recommendation on not moving forward with item 2 and 3.

Vice Mayor Fender said that he would like a discussion on alternatives on regulating Glyphosate.

Commissioner Kurzman noted a property, in the Town on the River, currently being sprayed with chemicals that can harm the waterways.

There was majority consensus by the Commission to continue discussion at a future

workshop meeting.

 

 

 

   7:25 PM  4. Fencing Regulations Review                                                            Vice Mayor Fender

Town Manager Walker gave a brief overview of the current rules and asked the Commissioners if the current code needs amending as it relates to fencing regulations.

There was majority consensus by the Commission to continue discussion at a future workshop meeting.

The following member of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Arthur Deschane

  7:38 PM  5. Review of Budget Amendment Resolution Tabled at March Meeting   Commissioner Campo

Town Manager Walker gave a brief overview of the budget amendment and the justification for the increased legal fees to the Town.                                                              

Commissioner Campo expressed concern over the budget deficit for legal and accounting fees.

The following member of the public came forward and offered public comment:

Phyllis Castro

  8:37 PM  6. Review of February Financial Reports Unavailable at March Meeting               

Commissioner Campo asked for clarification from the Town Commission about the next step for timing and time line for replacing the Town Manager due to her retirement announcement of the current Town Manager.

The Commission agreed to meet to discuss the Town Manager position on Thursday April 18, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.

Tyler Ekstrom came forward and expressed concern over the truck weight limit and asked the Commission to consider amending the code.

  8:53 PM  COMMISSIONERS OR STAFF COMMENTS

Commissioner Kurzman expressed concern over the overgrown town owned lot and the streetlights that are out.

Vice Mayor Fender thanked everyone for coming out to the tour of the plant.

Chief of Police Ciechanowski announced current and upcoming events in the Town.

  9:00 PM  ADJOURN

  9:00 PM Motion: , Action: Adjourn, Moved by Commissioner Dave Kurzman, Seconded by Vice Mayor Frank Fender.

Motion passed unanimously.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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