Grand Island town government holds 2011 reorganizational meetingby jmaloni
The Grand Island Town Board made a series of appointments Monday during its annual reorganizational meeting.
Among the decisions, which were voted on unanimously, the board:
•Appointed Supervisor Peter McMahon budget officer.
•Appointed Councilman Richard Crawford Jr. as deputy supervisor.
•Set Town Hall hours as Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Town Hall offices will be closed on all designated holidays. Special hours for tax collection will be determined by the town clerks.
•Designated the Island Dispatch as the official town newspaper.
•Designated the firm of Bonadio Group as the audit counselors.
•Set the mileage at 51 cents a mile to be allowed town officials when performing duties for the town. The rate is in accord with Internal Revenue Service rates and is 1 cent higher than in 2010.
•Set meeting nights on the first and third Monday of each month at 8 p.m., preceded by a workshop meeting at 6:30 p.m. The meetings will take place on Tuesday if the Monday is a holiday. No meeting will take place Feb. 21 due to the New York Association of Towns conference in New York City.
•Council members Mary Cooke and Gary Roesch were appointed to the Audit Committee.
•Appointed Dorothy Bitner, Kevin Koch, Frank Brusino, Hank Carroll, James T. Glass, Stephen Stouter and Dan McMahon to the Citizen Corps Council, with Stouter as chair and McMahon as ex-officio.
•Roesch was named liaison to: Economic Development Advisory Board; Cable & Communications Committee; Planning Board; Golden Age Club; and the Safety Committee.
•Cooke was named liaison to: Environmental Conservation; Human Rights Commission; and Historic Preservation.
•Crawford was named liaison to: Library Trustees; Parks & Recreation Advisory Board; and the Citizen Corps Council.
•Councilman Ray Billica was named liaison to: Traffic Safety Advisory Board; Board of Architectural Review.