2018-04-16


Agenda

Minutes (Not Yet Available)

- Agenda item 11 regarding CNY Veterinary Services  was postponed to a later date.

- Chief Kenneth Stach, of the Clay Volunteer Fire Department, was formally recognized and presented with a plaque from the Town of Clay for several decades of distinguished service to the community.  Chief Stach received a standing ovation from all of the attendees present in appreciation of his service.

- Onondaga County Legislator James Rowley gave an update on county matters.  Of interest:

---Naming rights for Lakeview Amphitheater was voted on at the county and the proposal passed.  Counselor Rowley voted against the motion due to concerns with the county splitting the money with Live Nation, lack of transparency in the process (it was expected there would be more than just,, one information meeting prior to putting the motion up to vote, and there was not), and several other questions the Legislator though should have been answered prior to vote.  Another concern he brought up was that the Amphithatre has lost several hundreds of thousands of dollars since its opening.

---There was an issue with the new bids for the Hot Mix Asphalt contract and pretty much all of them were thrown out on, what the Legislator referred to as, a "technicality".  This led to a short conversation with the board about potential rebids and where the Town would get Hot Mix Asphalt from this year.

- The Town Supervisor addressed a topic that has been brought up at the couple board meetings that he says has now turned into a heated argument.  The issue is regarding the Town ordinance banning the parking of vehicles and trailers over 22' in residential districts.  He specifically acknowledged the debate regarding "campers and RVs" that are affected by this.  To move forward, he held a vote to establish a "Blue Ribbon Commission" (basically a panel of experts on different areas of a topic) to formulate a recommendation to the Town Board to deal with the RV/Boat/Camper/Trailer law.  Councilor Pleskach will be the Chairman of the group which will also include members from the Town Planning Dept, the camping/boating community (public), and the non-camping/boating community (public).  The vote to establish a the commission passed 6-0.

- The Board voted that the application to allow for the construction of a new Brooklyn Pickle Restaurant located at 7175 Buckley Road is an unlisted action with a completed EAF and involves no other permit granting agency outside the Town. The proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and therefore does not require the preparation of an EIS.  They also voted to approve the application.  Both votes tallied 6-0.

- The Board voted that the application to allow for the rental of UHauls on land located at 8015 Oswego Road is an unlisted action with a completed EAF and involves no other permit granting agency outside the Town. The proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and therefore does not require the preparation of an EIS.  They also voted to approve the application.  Both votes tallied 6-0.

- A public hearing was held to consider the application of for a zone change from R-10 (One Family Residential District) to 0-1 (Neighborhood Office District) to allow for an Allstate Insurance Office in the existing residence located at 5307 W. Taft Road.  The presenter made the point that the property is worth more to the community as a business than a residence and the sale of the property is contignet on the zone change.  He explained that although an insurance office is indeed a business, that most of the actual business is done online therefore it does not necessitate very much vehicle traffic or parking.  The  proposal was not met with very much opposition or support from the public.  There were a few questions from the Town Board and the supervisor referred the matter to the Planning Board.

- The Board moved to adopt a resolution authorizing the advertisement of bids to furnish crossing guards for the 2018-2019 school year, for approximately thirty-six (36) weeks, for the TOWN OF CLAY.

- The Board voted that the application to allow for two drive-in services at the Widewaters Farrell II Company is an unlisted action with a completed EAF and involves no other permit granting agency outside the Town. The proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment and therefore does not require the preparation of an EIS.  They also voted to approve the application.  Both votes tallied 6-0.