Minutes

November 15, 2004

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, November 15, 2004, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were: Deputy Mayor Conley, Trustee Herriven, Trustee Shuttleworth, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, DPW Superintendent Mahar, Police Chief Swick, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Trustee Bateman was absent. Deputy Mayor Conley led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were several residents in attendance as well. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to approve the minutes of September 20, 2004, as distributed at the October 18, 2004, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract 6-T in the amount of: General: $64,241.04; Water: $4,427.43; Sewer: $33,132.47; Capital Improvement: $685; Total: $102,485.94. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to approve payrolls 11 and 12 for weeks ending October 23 and November 6, 2004. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to make the following budget transfers: TO FROM AMOUNT A5410.1 A8560.1 $ 500.00 A7110.1 A8560.1 1,500.00 A8140.4 A7110.2 2,000.00 F8140.4 F8340.2 13,000.00 F8140.4 F1990.4 10,000.00 Total: $27,000 Carried. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to authorize the Clerk-Treasurer to submit the 13th principal payment on December 1, 2004, for the Water System Improvement Bonds. Payment to be made from the Water Fund as follows: Principal - $75,000 Interest - 21,000 Total - $96,000 Carried. 2004. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of October 2004. Mayor Maedl asked for an update on the pipe installation on North Main Street. County work crew has encountered some problems as a telephone cable is buried in the vicinity. To date, all but 60 feet of pipe has been installed. The Town and Village Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of October 2004, with Police Chief Swick reading the highlights. The Fire reports for September and October 2004 were submitted and accepted. Water and sewer billing for the quarter ending November 1, 2004 was: Water: $ 54,165.51 Sewer: 46,657.76 Total: $100,823.27 Correspondence: Received a letter from the Niagara County Youth Bureau that State funding has been cut. We will receive $25 less this year. Mayor Maedl has contacted Royalton Town Supervisor Chad McHenry about the baseball contract. The town will funding. In the future they may help cover the annual insurance premium for the program. The Towns would like a multi-year contract like the police contracts. During her conversation with Supervisor McHenry, it was suggested that a representative from each Town Board be appointed to the baseball board. Mayor Maedl commented that the parking issue on Francis Street seems to have eased. A second letter was sent to Barden Homes, and although no response was received, they seem to have taken care of the problem. New carpeting for the Scout House is still on the agenda. It will be installed some time over the winter. Clerk Schweigert updated the Board on the health insurance issue. She met with a representative from Blue Cross to go over our policy. There would be no premium reduction if we went exclusively with Blue Cross. The only area we could reduce costs is with requiring the employees to carry an in-hospital co-pay. However, this would save the Village less than $2,000 per year. Boy Scouts will be refurbishing the box used for discarded flags. We may put the box out in front of the Hall again next fall, as more flags were placed in it than usual. Chief Swick requested permission to purchase bulletproof vests for employees of his who have not yet had new ones purchased through the federal and state reimbursement programs. The Village winds up paying about a quarter of the cost of the vests after reimbursement. Permission was granted. Chief Swick will purchase four vests at a cost of approximately $500 each. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held a week earlier than usual, on Monday, December 13, 2004, at 7:00 p.m. due to the Christmas holiday. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussions regarding proposed, pending, and current litigation. Carried. Mayor Maedl opened executive session at 7:29 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to move back into general session. Carried. Mayor Maedl reconvened the general session at 8:07 p.m. Mayor Maedl presented a certificate of thanks from the Village to the Middleport Free Library for 75 years of service to the community. Trustee Shuttleworth will deliver the certificate. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to declare the 1979 GMC truck surplus and to authorize the sale of this truck. Carried. There being no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:10 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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