Village of Medina
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Village of Medina
Dissolution Plan Committee
PRESENT: Don Colquhoun, Chair
Scott Sittig, CGR
Paul Bishop, CGR
Meeting was called to order at 1:06pm.
Chairman Colquhoun proceeded with introductions
Sittig discussed process moving forward, explained that work of committee would be guided by Appendix D to the grant agreement with the State of New York. The objective of process is to complete dissolution plan and deliver to the board. Adoption of the plan by the board or the voters is not required under the grant agreement with the State.
Sittig reported that CGR has met with Skip Draper of the Town of Shelby, and that he and the town were receptive to this process and that the town would agree to be a part of it to the extent their participation is requested.
Sittig reported that Brian Napoli of the Town of Ridgeway was not receptive to participating in the process, and that it would not cooperate with the work of the committee other than through the Freedom of Information Law.
Committee members expressed disappointment that Ridgeway would not be cooperative, especially considering the unanimity of the Consolidation Study committee to proceed with a 3-way municipal consolidation. Colquhoun suggested that he and another committee member contact Napoli about reconsidering the Town’s position.
Sittig advised the committee that there is no statutory timeline applicable to the process other than what’s triggered upon endorsement of the plan by the village board.
Sittig advised that the role of committee is to approve dissolution plan and present it to the Village Board.
The committee agreed that minutes of each meeting would be made public.
Sittig recommended the committee consider public relations efforts, and Dale requested Colquhoun be tasked to develop PR practices. Colquhoun agreed to serve as the committee spokesperson, and CGR indicated that its communications would be routed through Colquhoun.
Bishop reported that committee website is under revision. Web address will be www.CGR.org/medina.
Bishop said that CGR’s next step would be interviews with Medina, Shelby and County personnel. He hoped that Ridgeway officials could be interviewed eventually, as well.
Bishop discussed Project Schedule. The process will be deliberative and there is no rush to get the project complete in a certain amount of time.
Bishop said that CGR would put together 2 plan: one that tends to preserve more services and which results in smaller tax rate reductions; and another that eliminates more services but which results in larger tax rate reductions. Both plans would then be submitted to the public. Then the committee deliberates further, narrows the plan to one plan which could contain elements of each plan, and submits the final plan to the public and the board.
The committee decided that it would prefer a schedule that left enough time for fact gathering, committee deliberation and public input. The committee did not wish the process to be expedited solely so that a vote on the plan could occur by March 2014.
The next committee meeting was not scheduled, and would be called as needed.
Meeting adjourned at 2:20PM.
Andrew W. Meier
Secretary pro tem
Exemption for snow plowing services.
Presently, the Village Public Works Department plows and
maintains all roads within the village. Villagers pay for this service
through their village tax.
In addition, village residents' town tax bills includes a tax for town highway departments to plow roads outside the village. Labor, salt, and equipment are all included in the charge. Because the towns provide this service exclusively outside the village, state law empowers town boards to exempt village residents from these charges. Neither Shelby or Ridgeway have enacted such an exemption for Medina taxpayers.
According to Shelby Supervisor Skip Draper, if Shelby and Ridgeway exempted village taxpayers from town snow plowing and equipment charges, the savings to villagers would be:
Shelby-inside-village: $.60 TAX RATE REDUCTION
Ridgeway-inside-village: $1.23 TAX RATE REDUCTION
As a percentage of villager's town tax bill, this would equal a REDUCTION of
18% FOR SHELBY, and
40% FOR RIDGEWAY.
THIS SUBSTANTIAL REDUCTION CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT CUTTING SERVICES.
Contact your town elected representatives to request this important exemption:
RIDGEWAY (No contact information on town website)
Brian Napoli, Supervisor
Jeff Toussaint, Deputy Supervisor
SHELBY (from town website)
Skip Draper, Supervisor - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ken Schaal, Deputy Supervisor - email@example.com
Steve Seitz, Jr. - firstname.lastname@example.org
Dale Stalker - email@example.com
William Bacon - firstname.lastname@example.org
In pursuit of our revival of the 1865 Bent's Opera House in downtown Medina, the Orleans Renaissance Group commissioned a professionally produced promotional video.
The video was produced by Andrew Manzano, a Rochester-area film maker.
The story is compelling, the imagery and music beautiful, and the overall effort a work of art. This video highlights not just our vision for rebirth of the building, but also our focus on promoting the arts and media in all its forms, every step of the way. I hope you enjoy it, and please share!
Subject: State Police Warn of E-mail Hoax
NYSP has received complaints about spam that has gone out nationwide and internationally with the information below. The spam appears to have hit a large number of yahoo e-mail addresses. The e-mail had an attached file (Ticket.zip) contains malware. Some recipients report that the malware was caught by their anti-virus software. A sample of the file attachment is being analyzed by NYS OCS IRT.
NYSP PIO has distributed a media release warning about the spam.
We will update this bulletin once the analysis of the malware is complete.
> New York State Department of Motor Vehicles UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET
> POLICE AGENCY NEW YORK STATE POLICE Local Police Code THE PERSON
> DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS Time
> 7:25 AM
> Date of Offense
> IN VIOLATION OF
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> Description of Violation
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> TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT,
> CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117
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