Town Of Conesus

April 18, 2017: Regular Town Board Meeting

6:30 PM
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Town Hall

6210 South Livonia Rd.

Conesus, NY  14435
Public Notice:

Town of Conesus


Please take notice that the Town of Conesus Town Board will hold its 2017 Regular Meetings on the first and third Tuesday of every month except as noted:

                January 12 and 24

                February 7 and 21

                March 7 and 21

                April 4 and 18

                May 2 and 16

                June 6 and 20

                July 11

                August 8

                September 5 and 19

                October 3 and 17

                November 2 (Thursday) and 14

                December 5 and 26 


All Town Board Meetings will be held at the Town of Conesus Town Hall, 6210 South Livonia Rd., (Route 15) Conesus, NY 14435 unless otherwise posted with Regular Meetings commencing at 7:00pm and bill/voucher review at 6:30PM.



By Order of the Town Board

Annette M. McNinch

Town Clerk

Town of Conesus


Call to Order: Supervisor Donohue


Pledge of Allegiance:  Councilman Wester


Approval of a motion to amend the order of business for Town Board meetings as follows: 

The Code Enforcement Report will be placed on the agenda immediately following the Pledge of Allegiance at the second meeting of the month, with the exception of July and August, when the Code Enforcement Report will be given at the first and only meeting of the month.


Code Enforcement Report:  Code Officer Bob Lennington


Announcements and Communications:

             The next meeting of the Conesus Town Board will be held on May 2, 2017


The Easter Egg Hunt was attended by approximately 60 children.  There were many positive comments about our Easter Egg Hunt from the participants, and the day was amazingly warm for April!


The 2017 Teen Recognition Award Banquet will be held on Wednesday evening, April 19th at the Genesee River Restaurant and Reception Center.  This year the recipients from Conesus are Alexander Flanagan, Sara O’Duffy, Lily Redman, and Sidney Stauber.  Congratulations to each of these teens for this meaningful award that recognizes non-academic and non-athletic accomplishments that make for a stronger community.



Approval of Minutes of Town Board Meeting dated April 4, 2017


 Reports of Town Officials:

            Supervisor’s Report: Supervisor Donohue

                 March Supervisor’s Report

Highway Report: Superintendent Martucio

Submission of Assessor’s Monthly Report

Submission of Monthly Planning Board Minutes

Submission of Monthly Zoning Board of Appeals Minutes


Updates on Key Issues:

Conesus Lake:    Councilman Wester/ Charlie Braun, Conesus Rep. from Conesus Lake Association


Town Hall Maintenance and Improvement:  


            Grant Status Report: Supervisor Donohue



Unfinished Business:

The Town Board was asked at the last meeting to consider a donation to the Conesus Lake Education Center that is currently under construction. 


Replacement of Town Hall sign: Sign Blazer in Lakeville and Sign Language in Perry Center have been consulted.  Discussion of sign elements…


Water Kiosk at Highway Barns: Blair Supply quoted $4795 for a Vernon Mfg. Water Salesman Flush mounted with coin operation plus $150 for optional add on key switch override.  The unit would be placed on the north side of the Town Barns.  (Need to know Water rate:   Permit cost:  Install costs:  )



New Business: 

             Schedule Public Hearing for the definition of Legacy Business


Approval of New York State Department of State Planning Board and Zoning Board of Appeals training courses for Town of Conesus planning and zoning  credit :  Planning Board Overview, Zoning Board of Appeals Overview, Making Good Records (for Zoning), and Ethical Standards for Planning Boards and Zoning Board of Appeals.  (each hour of training equals one credit)



WHEREAS, buildings are large users of energy in the State of New York; and 

WHEREAS, collecting, reporting, and sharing building energy data on a regular basis allows municipal officials and the public to understand the energy performance of municipal buildings relative to similar buildings nationwide, and equipped with this information the Town of Conesus is able to make smarter, more cost-effective operational and capital investment decisions, reward efficiency, and drive widespread, continuous improvement; and

WHEREAS, the Conesus Town Board desires to use Building Energy Benchmarking - a process of measuring a building’s energy use, tracking that use over time, and comparing performance to similar buildings - to promote the public health, safety, and welfare by making available good, actionable information on municipal building energy use to help identify opportunities to cut costs and reduce pollution in the Town; and

WHEREAS, the Conesus Town Board desires to establish procedure or guideline for Town staff to conduct such Building Energy Benchmarking; now therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the following specific policies and procedures are hereby adopted;




A.      “Benchmarking Information” shall mean information generated by Portfolio Manager, as herein defined including descriptive information about the physical building and its operational characteristics.

B.      “Building Energy Benchmarking” shall mean the process of measuring a building’s Energy use, tracking that use over time, and comparing performance to similar buildings.

C.      “Covered Municipal Building” shall mean a building or facility that is owned or occupied by the Town of Conesus that is 1,000 square feet or larger in size. 

D.      “Energy” shall mean electricity, natural gas, steam, hot or chilled water, fuel oil, or other product for use in a building, or renewable on-site electricity generation, for purposes of providing heating, cooling, lighting, water heating, or for powering or fueling other end-uses in the building and related facilities, as reflected in Utility bills or other documentation of actual Energy use.

E.       “Energy Performance Score” shall mean the numeric rating generated by Portfolio Manager that compares the Energy usage of the building to that of similar buildings.

F.       “Energy Use Intensity (EUI)” shall mean the kBTUs (1,000 British Thermal Units) used per square foot of gross floor area.

G.      “Gross Floor Area” shall mean the total number of enclosed square feet measured between the exterior surfaces of the fixed walls within any structure used or intended for supporting or sheltering any use or occupancy.

H.      “Portfolio Manager” shall mean ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, the internet-based tool developed and maintained by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to track and assess the relative Energy performance of buildings nationwide, or successor.

I.        “Utility” shall mean an entity that distributes and sells Energy to Covered Municipal Buildings.

J.        “Weather Normalized Site EUI” shall mean the amount of Energy that would have been used by a property under 30-year average temperatures, accounting for the difference between average temperatures and yearly fluctuations.


  1. This policy is applicable to all Covered Municipal Buildings as defined in Section 1 of this policy.
  2. The Town Supervisor may exempt a particular Covered Municipal Building from the benchmarking requirement if the County Administrator determines that it has characteristics that make benchmarking impractical.   


  1. No later than May 1, 2017, and no later than May 1 every year thereafter, the Town Supervisor or his or her designee shall enter into Portfolio Manager the total Energy consumed by each Covered Municipal Building, along with all other descriptive information required by Portfolio Manager for the previous calendar year.
  2. For new Covered Municipal Buildings that have not accumulated 12 months of Energy use data by the first applicable date following occupancy for inputting Energy use into Portfolio Manager, the County Administrator or his or her designee shall begin inputting data in the following year.


  1. The Town of Conesus shall make available to the public on the internet Benchmarking Information for the previous calendar year no later than September 1, 2017, and by September 1 of each year thereafter for Covered Municipal Buildings; and
  2. The Town of Conesus shall make available to the public on the internet and update at least annually, the following Benchmarking Information:

(a)     Summary statistics on Energy consumption for Covered Municipal Buildings derived from aggregation of Benchmarking Information; and

(b)                           For each Covered Municipal Building individually:

1.       The status of compliance with the requirements of this Policy; and

2.       The building address, primary use type, and gross floor area; and

3.       Annual summary statistics, including site EUI, Weather Normalized Source EUI, annual GHG emissions, and an Energy Performance Score where available; and

4.       A comparison of the annual summary statistics (as required by Section 6 (C.) of this Policy) across calendar years for all years since annual reporting under this Policy has been required for said building.


The Town of Conesus shall maintain records as necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Policy, including but not limited to Energy bills and other documents received from tenants and/or Utilities. Such records shall be preserved by the Town for a period of three (3) years.


  1. The Town Supervisor, or his or her designee shall be the Chief Enforcement Officer of this Policy.
  2. The Town Supervisor may promulgate regulations necessary for the administration of the requirements of this Policy.
  3. Within thirty days after each anniversary date of the effective date of this Policy, the Town Supervisor, or his or her designee shall submit a report to the Town Board including but not limited to summary statistics on Energy consumption for Covered Municipal Buildings derived from aggregation of Benchmarking Information, a list of all Covered Municipal Buildings identifying each Covered Municipal Building that the Town Supervisor determined to be exempt from the benchmarking requirement and the reason for the exemption, and the status of compliance with the requirements of this Policy.


This policy shall be effective immediately upon passage.


The invalidity or unenforceability of any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, provision, or phrase of the aforementioned sections, as declared by the valid judgment of any court of competent jurisdiction to be unconstitutional, shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, provision, or phrase, which shall remain in full force and effect.




Comments are welcome at this time.


Ratify Abstract: General and Highway Funds


Motion to Adjourn