Barrington town board 08/12/09
Meeting: The Barrington town board met Wednesday, Aug. 12 for 55 minutes.
Attendance: Ken Christensen Jr. was the only board member absent. There were six members of the public in the audience.
Action: The board made a number of budget transfers. One was $400 from the clerk’s equipment account to the planning board secretary’s account. The board approved the decision at a previous meeting. A transfer was also made to the justice fees account for $1,800. Supervisor Eileen Farnan said it is needed to cover what was paid to the state due to a change in how fines are given.
Discussion without action: Bids for the salt storage barn were opened, but no decision was made. Farnan said Steve Wheeler, highway superintendent, and Gary Boardman, code enforcement officer, would look them over. The bids were from IBS Builders for $80,196, Cam Sutherland for $76,282, DP Mahoney for $83,400, and CW Fink and Associates for $98,524.
• The town attorney had sent back a letter concerning the alleged encroachment of water right lines on Keuka Lake. It was his suggestion that the board do nothing and let the persons involved continue the matter in civil court.
• Discussion on revisions for the local wastewater treatment law were tabled until the new proposed law is complete.
• The board suggested that in zoning, commercial districts should include any area with a three phase power supply. Town board members also thanked the zoning board for the new map of the districts saying it was easier to read.
• Farnan said Irene O’Kane would resume taking over responsibility for the Annual Update Document (AUD). She explained O’Kane had stopped for a while for personal reasons.
• Board member Freeman Freeman suggested the board consider “Town of Barrington” signs. He said that Barrington has no “Main Street” and the only signs that give any indication of the town are zoning signs. Freeman said, “it says nothing that we exist as a community.” He also asked if signs were the best way to do that.
• Lauren Snyder, coordinator for the Dundee Area Improvement Project, gave an update on what they are doing. Freeman suggested the community meetings for the project rotate through the three municipalities involved; Dundee, Starkey, and Barrington. Snyder said that was a good idea and would pass it on.
Upcoming meetings: The next regular meeting will be Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 7 p.m.