Minutes

August 15, 2005

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 15, 2005, in the Village Hall. Deputy Mayor Conley opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were: Trustee Herriven, Trustee Shuttleworth, DPW Superintendent Mahar, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Mayor Maedl and Trustee Bateman were absent. Trustee Herriven led the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to approve the June 20, 2005, minutes as distributed at the July 18, 2005, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 3-U in the amounts of: General: $26,961.83; Water: $540.01; Sewer: $7,128.06; Total: $34,629.90. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to approve Payrolls No. 5 and 6 for periods ending July 30 and August 13, 2005. Carried. Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of July 2005. Annual Treasurer’s Report submitted for the year ending May 31, 2005. Deputy Mayor Conley appointed to review the annual report. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of July 2005. Mr. Mahar advised the Board that he has been called for jury duty on the U.S. District Court in Buffalo. He will know on August 19 if he has to report on August 22. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of July 2005, with Police Chief Swick reading the highlights. The Fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of July 2005. The water and sewer billings for the quarter ending August 1, 2005 were Water: $ 55,073.49 Sewer: 47,094.32 Total: $ 102,167.81 A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, authorizing Mayor Maedl to execute the contract with the New York State Department of State for $10,000 toward a generator. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, authorizing Mayor Maedl to execute the Project Application from the New York State Division for Youth for the period January 1, 2006, to December 31, 2006, in the amount of $3,045. The amount of state aid to be received is $689. Correspondence: Letter to Board from Attorney Seaman regarding purchasing power from Niagara County. Letter from Niagara County regarding the rabies vaccination drop. Note from boaters regarding how nice the amenities are here. Trustee Herriven said that he has gotten lots of good comments about the recreation program. Clerk Schweigert advised that Grace Swick has submitted a report on the program, should any of the Board wish to look at it. Police Chief Swick had pictures from the program, as well. This year’s program has been a success. Trustee Shuttleworth asked for an update on the street project. Milling has been done on Francis Street and Kelly Avenue. Royalton will be on site in a week to continue work. Shim coat has been applied to the other five streets. SuitKote will have to reschedule for the slurry application. They were hoping to fit it in today, but were unable to do so. This should be complete within the next 2 weeks. Trustee Shuttleworth asked if Mayor Maedl had called Barden’s regarding the parking issue. As Mayor Maedl was not present, question couldn’t be answered. Police Chief Swick advised that he called and was told that training was occurring recently, which is why the volume was up. Clerk Schweigert advised that the annual swim program report was available as submitted by director Kathy Mullin. Clerk also received a request from a Village resident asking that parking be prohibited in front of the new bathrooms. This resident watched as a mother tried to get a stroller out of the bathroom while a truck was parked in the way. Police Chief Swick will ask his men not to park in front of the doors. Clerk advised it wasn’t police as resident would have said so if it were. Discussed shared services contract as proposed by Niagara County. Attorney Seaman said it is acceptable but do not approve authorizing until actual contract comes in. To date only drafts have been submitted. Trustee Shuttleworth asked if the resident on Park Avenue has complied with the request to mow his lawn in the Village right-of-way. Mr. Mahar advised that he has spoken with the resident and told him that when time allows, his property will be repaired. John Keirn, 36 Mill Street, thanked the Board and the Public Works Department for the paving being done on Mill Street. The residents are happy with the progress. Mr. Mahar asked Mr. Keirn if the speed limit should be lowered to 20 mph. Although Mr. Keirn said it would help, Mr. Seaman advised that on a public thoroughfare, the speed limit cannot be less than 30 mph, with the exception of a school zone. Steven Walker, 16 Church Street, asked if the issue of the camper using the vacant lot on South Hartland Street had been resolved, as the Board was to discuss in Executive Session at the July meeting. Discussion ensued regarding ordinance and if criminal charges could be filed if they continue to use public electricity and water. If the campers return next spring, the issue will be addressed again. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to move into Executive Session to discuss a possible litigation. James Volkosh and Matt Herriven were invited to stay for the Session, as the issue involves the Fire Department as well. Carried. Deputy Mayor Conley opened Executive Session at 7:22 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee Shuttleworth, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to move back into General Session. Carried. Deputy Mayor Conley reconvened general session at 7:51 p.m. The next regular Board meeting will be held Monday, September 19, 2005, at 7:00 p.m. Deputy Mayor Conley reminded all present that the Labor Day festivities will be held on Saturday, September 3. Trustee Herriven reminded all present that the Boy Scouts will be having their annual breakfast starting at 7:00 a.m. that day. There being no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Shuttleworth, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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