September 11, 2018

The regular monthly meeting of the Town of Sparta Town Board was called to order by Chairman Kevin Raymer at 6:00 pm, September 11, 2018 at the Sparta Town Hall, 5724 Hamlet Avenue, Sparta. Attending were Supervisor Jeff Garves, Supervisor Clarence Justin, Treasurer Amy Kiefer and Clerk Lisa Brey. 8 town residents attended.

Minutes of the August 7, 2018 regular monthly board meeting were read. Motion to approve by Clarence and second by Jeff. Motion passed.

Recycling Center:

Hours and management of the recycling center was discussed. Wayne Siemianowski from waste management was present. The recycling center has become extremely busy on Saturdays. There are long lines and one attendant cannot keep traffic flowing fast enough for residents. The board approve time for one attendant from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm and time for an additional attendant from 9:00 am to 1:00 am on Saturdays. The board would like the attendants to check vehicle windows to make sure they have a Town of Sparta recycling sticker. The new hours for the second attendant will start Sept 14, 2018.

Bartender Policy:

The Board approved a Town of Sparta Server/Bartender License Policy effective September 12, 2018. Background checks will be completed by the clerk for all license. If the applicant has any offense related to alcohol, the clerk will bring the application to the town board for approval/denial.

Motion to approve made by Kevin and seconded By Clarence. Motion passed.

Special Waste assessment for Monroe County Solid Waste Management:

Shelly from Monroe County Solid Waste was present and talked about the request they are making for all the municipalities to help fund the Special Waste Collections. Currently the some of the cost come from grants and the remaining cost comes from the Solid Waste budget. Monroe County Solid Waste is requesting a 30 cent per capita, per year, fee from each municipality. Shelly said they would make up some type of agreement that this fee would not increase for the next 5 years. All of the municipalities must agree to the assessment by December 31, 2018 before it can be implemented. Kevin asked Cedric Schnitzler if the County could help fund some of this cost. Cedric will look into this. The issue was tabled for a later date.

Alternate Election Workers:

A list of alternates for the elections were presented to the Board. Seven additional names were added to the list. Clarence made a motion to approve the additional election inspectors. Jeff seconded. List was approved


Discussed Bridge Inspection Report. Patrolmen will address the issues.

During Open Session:

It was brought up by a resident that when a road is closed or barricaded, there should be a “Road Closed Ahead” sign put at the beginning of the road, not just at the barricaded area. Sometimes there is no where to turn around at the barricaded area and there needs to be better traffic precaution. Kevin said he and the patrolmen have already discussed getting more “Road Closed” and “Road Closed Ahead” signs.

Treasurer's report was reviewed.

Bills were examined.

Bills were reviewed and approved. Kevin moved to submit payments for bills, seconded by Jeff Motion passed.

Motion made by Clarence and seconded by Jeff to adjourn at 7:25 PM. Motion passed.

Lisa Brey