Minutes

October 18, 2004

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 18, 2004, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Trustee Bateman, Trustee Herriven, Trustee Shuttleworth, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Deputy Mayor Conley and DPW Superintendent Mahar were absent. Trustee Bateman led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were representatives from Time Warner Cable, Wendel Duchscherer, and the Fire Department present, as well. Mayor Maedl opened the public hearing at 7:00 p.m. regarding the Time Warner Cable Franchise renewal. Clerk Schweigert read the notice. Trustee Seaman gave some background on the contract and introduced Brian Wirth from TWC. There being no comments, Mayor Maedl closed the hearing at 7:04 p.m. Mr. Wirth said it was a pleasure working with Dan Seaman’s office to negotiate the contract. Mr. Seaman advised that Matt Brooks did most of the work. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to approve the minutes from the August 16, 2004, meeting as distributed at the September 20, 2004, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to approve bills submitted on Abstract 5T in the amount of General: $41,875.59; Water: $13,339.38; Sewer: $4,364.58; Capital Improvement: $175; Total: $59,754.55. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to approve payrolls 9 and 10 for weeks ending September 25 and October 9, 2004. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to make the following budget transfers: TO FROM AMOUNT A1620.44 A9901.9 $13,000.00 A1910.4 A9901.9 1,712.14 A7180.1 A8560.1 125.43 A7180.4 A1320.4 209.78 A7180.4 A7145.4 463.00 A7180.4 A7310.12 720.00 A8140.4 A7310.4 38.83 F8310.14 F8340.1 100.00 G8110.4 G1990.4 2,814.25 G8130.12 G1990.4 100.00 Total: $19,283.43. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to amend the 2004-2005 budget to increase revenues for State Aid, Consolidated Highway (A3501) from $13,000 to $18,768.11 and increase expenditures for CHIPS in line A5110.42 from $10,000 to $18,768.00 to be funded by the increase in revenues. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2004. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2004. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of September 2004. Chief Swick read the highlights. A status report from the Code Enforcement Officer was submitted and accepted. The hours for trick-or-treating on Halloween were set at 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A notice will be sent to the paper regarding overnight parking ban being enforced November through April. Correspondence was read: received a notice from the NYS Office of the State Comptroller regarding a class on October 26. received the gas audit results from Niagara County. We would not save enough to make it worth our while to change from NYSEG. Mr. Seaman advised that Senator Maziarz has informed him that when the New York State Senate convenes in November, they will rescind the measure to take fines from Towns and Villages. Jeff Telecky from Wendel Duchscherer handed out the updated response to the I&I plans. These are revised plans with the DEC’s response. Clerk Schweigert said Village employees could create the database for inspections on WaterWorks. Discussed timeframe and report submittal. Attorney Seaman asked for a breakdown of time and expense for the quote. Mr. Telecky confirmed that the DPW would be doing the bulk of the work. Mayor Maedl said this should be discussed again when Mr. Mahar is present. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to authorize execution of the Time Warner Cable contract. Carried. Chief Swick advised the Board that one of the police cars is out of commission. The new car is on order. We will have trouble meeting our town contract obligations without two cars. The next NWFAVO meeting will beheld on Wednesday, October 20, 2004, with the Village of Holley as host. The next regular Board meeting will be held on Monday, November 15, 2004. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to move into Executive Session for the purpose of discussions regarding proposed, pending, and current litigation. Carried. Mayor Maedl opened Executive Session at 7:36 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to move back into General Session. Carried. Mayor Maedl reconvened General Session at 8:09 p.m. There being no further business, A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:09 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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