Finally, future needs and concerns addressed by the committee included an increase in response time and recruitment of volunteers, mutual training across departments, staffing of the stations, adequate water supply available throughout the town, and coordination with the town government. The board was impressed by the thorough presentation, and Supervisor Boyke welcomed chiefs from the departments to participate in town board meetings in the future.
Also during the meeting, John Winters addressed the board concerning the information technology issues the town has faced over the past nine months. Winters suggested a small citizen committee of experienced IT professionals be formed to analyze the issues and present the board with a plan to fix them. Supervisor Boyke agreed, and the town is now calling for local IT professionals experienced in networking and hardware contact the Supervisor's office at 699-1414 for more information.
To conclude the meeting, Supervisor Boyke addressed Councilor Corl's decision to decline his role as liaison to the drainage committee and assessor's office during the town's reorganizational meeting on Jan. 7. In a prepared statement read to the board, Boyke said that because Corl waited nearly a month to come forward and address the issue, she had no choice but to assign the positions to other individuals, leaving Corl with no liaison assignments. Boyke said that because he chose not to participate, Corl would have to answer to those that elected him.
Corl said he was surprised by the manner in which Boyke decided to address the issue and tried to make an argument for why he declined the roles, but Boyke's decision was already made.
The next Cicero Town Board meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Feb. 9 at Cicero Town Hall, 8236 Brewerton Road.