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Concord board discusses property annexation to Springville, local laws

CONCORD — A Concord town board meeting was held on Dec. 12. Deputy Supervisor James Krezmien reported that the plows had been out a total of 11 days, as of that meeting.

“Good Neighbor Tree Service came in to remove trees on rights of way; a total of six trees on Crane Road and five trees on Transit Line Road. Road sign markers were checked and repaired as needed, on all town roads.”

He added that maintenance will continue on all highway equipment, as required.

Justin Juliano, a liquor license consultant, formally requested, via letter, a 30-day waiver for Hanna Ham Foods in the town of Glenwood. Juliano also requested a 30-day waiver for Kissing Bridge Ski Resort in Glenwood. Juliano explained that Kissing Bridge currently has an on-premises seasonal, winter license, but he intended to file an application with the New York State Liquor Authority for a year-round, on-premises liquor license. A motion was approved to waive the 30-day time limit for a liquor license.

Joe Edbauer was reappointed to the town of Concord planning board, Tim Horner was reappointed to the Concord Industrial Development Agency and Carl Eisenhard was reappointed to the library board.

The board reviewed a letter addressed by Engineering Designer Jake Alianello, regarding the Cattaraugus Street Waterline Extension project. Alianello’s recommendations were for two payment applications and one change order.

The original contract amount of $30,880 was submitted by S. St. George Enterprises. A resolution was passed to “approve Change Order No. 1 in the amount of $794, and approve payment applications No. 1 and 2, in the total amount of $30,090, which is the total value of work completed to date – including change order No. 1, minus 5 percent retainage.”

This is for work associated with the installation of a new 3-inch water main on Cattaraugus Street. As of Dec. 3, the water main has been installed and the required services have been connected, according to Alianello. A walkthrough between the town of Concord, S. St. George Enterprises and Mark D. Alianello Engineers, was completed on Dec. 6.

Town Attorney Deborah Barone proposed a resolution for the annexation of 14083 South Cascade Drive in Springville.

“Annexation of the property to the village of Springville is within the overall public interest, through the promotion of commercial growth, due to a shared commercial corridor enjoyed by both the town and village.”

The annexation also furthers employment opportunities and increases assessments in the community, according to Barone.

Eppolito presented variations of local town laws. According to General Municipal Law, “the town of Concord is authorized to adopt a local law which would permit the town to use the ‘best value’ standard, in awarding purchase contracts by competitive bidding or accepting offers for purchase.” Eppolito said,

“New York state passed a law that allows municipalities to purchase goods and services, based on their value and not solely on price. In other words, if there is a good reason – perhaps better quality or the fact the service on the item can be obtained locally – we may execute a purchase or enter into a contract. If the contract is more expensive, the item or service is of better value.”

The law does not apply to projects that require competitive bidding in the $20,000-$35,000 threshold. The municipality must pass a local law in order to take advantage of that potential, which the board will consider in February.

Councilman William Snyder III announced his end of service with the town board; the Dec. 12 meeting was Snyder’s final town board meeting.

“It has been an absolute honor, having served with the town,” said Snyder.

“Being elected to this position has been an amazing experience. I’ve gotten a lot of support, in general, regarding the controversial topics that came up, over the years I served in. Two terms of eight years has been a good run. It has been an honor serving with you all, and it has been an amazing learning experience.”

The next town of Concord board meeting will be held on Jan. 2 at 7 p.m.


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2014-01-05 | 01:25:34
Snyder
Mr Snyder has been an asset to our Town Government. He will be missed.