Minutes

March 21, 2005

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, March 21, 2005, in the Village Hall. 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. Deputy Mayor Conley led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were several Village residents and Boy Scouts present as well. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to approve the minutes of January 18, 2005, and February 12, 2005, minutes as distributed at the February 22, 2005, meeting, and the February 22, minutes as distributed at the February 26, 2005, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 10-T: General: $16,067.62; Water: $77.76; Sewer: $14,624.33; Cap. Improvements: $28,664.50; Total: $59,434.21. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to approve payrolls no. 20 and 21, for weeks ending February 26 and March 12, 2005. 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: FROM TO AMOUNT A1990.4 A1910.4 $116.05 A1990.4 A3120.42 $2,029.85 A1990.4 A3120.45 $500 A1990.4 A3120.47 $500 A5142.41 A5110.4 $2,200 A5110.43 A5110.44 $500 A5142.2 A5142.4 1,000 F9089.1 F8310.14 150 G8130.4 G8120.4 $3,000 TOTAL: $9,995.50 Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to approve a budget amendment increasing appropriations for A3120.14 (Police Officers P/T) by $10,000 to be funded by the Hartland Police Contract for 20042005. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of February 2005. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of February 2005. The Police reports for the Village and Towns were submitted and accepted for the month of February 2005, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. The Fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of February 2005. The Clerk-Treasurer presented the tentative budget to the Board of Trustees. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, setting the Public Hearing for the Tentative Budget for 7:05 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to approve final payment request from Nottingham Builders in the amount of $28,145 for the repair and restoration of the primary digester lid per the contract dated June 10, 2003. Carried. Boy Scout Josh Schmidbauer, from Troop 23, addressed the Board requesting ideas for his Eagle Scout project. Discussion ensued with several ideas being put forth: Mayor Maedl suggested a community bulletin board to be placed in the alcove in front of the Village Hall. Trustee Shuttleworth endorsed resident Amy Monti’s suggestion for work at the library to include repairing the slate in the front and replacing the bushes Mayor Maedl also suggested a sign on Route 31 highlighting upcoming events like the one recently placed in Gasport – which was also an Eagle Scout project. Trustee Bateman suggested it be placed in front of the Scout House. Josh thanked the Board for their input, as he now has several ideas to work with. If anyone thinks of anything else, they should contact him or Scout Master Tim Herriven within the next week or two. There was no correspondence. Mayor Maedl had two bids for carpeting at the Scout House: $1,488 from J&D Enterprises and $1,749 from the Carpet Collection. These prices include installation. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to accept the lower bid of $1,488 from J&D Enterprises to purchase and install carpeting for the Scout House. Carried. Mr. Mahar will contact Ben McDonald at J&D to arrange installation. Attorney Seaman asked that the Board consider the proposed zoning amendments he brought to them in January. The local law amending the Village Code ss. 200-10(B) and ss200-13 was introduced by Trustee Herriven. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to schedule a public hearing for this local law on April 18, 2005, at 7:05 p.m. Carried. Mr. Mahar advised the Board that a quote for flow meters from TECSmith came in at $4,000. The second quote from ADS Environmental Services was for $8996. These quotes are for having two meters in two places for two months. Probably will start monitoring flow in March and continue for eight weeks. Discussed possibility of multi-year contract to keep costs low. Too late for that for this year. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to accept the bid from TECSmith at $4,000. Carried. Chief Swick advised the Board that he had attended a press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the major drug arrests over the past weekend. He was pleased that he was able to provide information regarding the investigation and that he was included in the execution of the arrest warrants. Rich Klee, 38 Manor Lane, asked about the drainage problem in his backyard. Mr. Mahar advised that he could do whatever he’d like to for resolution, as it is his property. Mr. Seaman advised that he cannot cause the water to drain onto his neighbor’s property. Mayor Maedl announce the next regular meeting will be the Annual Reorganization meeting on Monday, April 4, 2005. The next NWFAVO meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, with the Village of Lyndonville hosting. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to move into executive session for the purposes of discussion regarding collective negotiations pursuant to the Taylor Law. Carried. Mayor Maedl opened the executive session at 7:35 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 7:45 p.m. Discussion ensued regarding 2005-2006 budget. After reviewing the revenues for the general fund, and much discussion, it was determined that an additional meeting would be necessary to determine the tax rate for the upcoming year. Meeting was set for Friday, March 25, 2005, at 9:00 a.m. in the Village Hall. Clerk to notify the paper. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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