Minutes

September 20, 2004

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 20, 2004. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were: Deputy Mayor Conley, Trustee Bateman, Trustee Herriven, Trustee Shuttleworth, DPW Superintendent Mahar, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Trustee Shuttleworth led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were several village residents in attendance, as well. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2004, meeting as distributed at the August 16, 2004, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 4-T as follows: General: $66,270.60; Water: $516.03; Sewer: $9,229.19; Capital Improvements: $669.50; Total: $76,685.32. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to approve payrolls 7 and 8, for weeks ending August 28 and September 11, 2004. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2004. The Public Works’ report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2004. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of August 2004, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. He also commented that blocking off the area at the intersection of Park and Vernon worked so well for the Labor Day Parade that it will now be done for the Memorial Day Parade, as well. The fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2004. A motion made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, authorizing Mayor Maedl to execute the Project Application from the New York State Division for Youth for the period January 1, 2005, to December 31, 2005, in the amount of $2,600. The amount of state aid to be received is to be determined. Carried. Correspondence was read: Received a letter from the Optimists requesting permission to use the municipal parking lot behind the Village Hall on Sat., Oct. 16, 2004, for their annual dog walk fundraiser. Permission granted. Training will be held for municipal officials on October 11, 2004, on emergency responses. Mayor and Clerk-Treasurer will attend. Received thank you for donation in memory of Marion Coulson (Trustee Bateman’s mother) from Tri-Town Ambulance . Received notification that Kristine Beyer will be applying for a liquor license for 29 Main Street. She has purchased Spanky’s. Received notification from Pizza Place II that they intend to renew their liquor license. Received notice from Town of Hartland that there will be a public hearing on October 14, 2004, regarding changes in their zoning ordinance. Received notice from NYS Comptroller’s office about our 2005 retirement bill. It is for $4,189 more than we budgeted. Mayor Maedl advised the Board that Tim Walck informed her that, for all intents and purposes, the digester lid project is complete. Trustee Bateman asked for an update on the progress the new carwash is making. Mr. Mahar advised that the owner just received permission from NYSDOT to cut the curb and right-of-way. The auxiliary is preparing a wall of fame for local residents who are currently serving overseas in the military. The junior auxiliary will be making a plaque to honors these people. The community clock was installed on September 3. There will be a reception on October 3 at the Masonic Hall for this. Many thanks are extending to Greg Nellist and Larry Krolak for their assistance in the installation. Mr. Mahar updated the Board on the public restrooms/back landing project. He hopes that it will be done by October 1, and then the sanitary sewer for the Village Hall will be worked on. Trustee Shuttleworth asked about the status of 83-85 Telegraph Road. Tom Arlington will be following up on his last letter to the owners. Larry Krolak, 2 Pebble Court, asked about the ditching problem north of Pebble Court. Mayor Maedl advised that Mr. Mahar looked into the problem. Discussion ensued; Mr. Mahar will contact Mike Tracy, from Niagara County, about this (as Main Street is a county road) and report back to the Board at the October meeting. Ken Wagner, 2 Carolyn Street, asked if the canal bank is turning into a campground. Had several complaints regarding boaters and motor homes being parked along the canal. Discussion ensued regarding tourists in the Village. They are important to the Village’s economics, as they visit many businesses while here. Rich Klee, 38 Manor Lane, advised that the ditch behind his house is causing water problems in his yard. Mr. Mahar will check into it and advise if the Village can do anything about it. May not be possible as it is all private land. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be Monday, October 18, 2004. The next NWFAVO meeting will be Wednesday, October 20, with the Village of Holley hosting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to move into executive session for the purpose of discussions regarding proposed, pending, and current litigations. Carried. Executive Session opened at 7:40 p.m. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to move back into general session. Carried. Mayor Maedl reconvened the general session at 8:00 p.m. Discussed the issue of campers being parked along the canal. The Board will explore the possibility of no longer allowing campers along the canal bank. There being no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:05 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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