Minutes

September 18, 2006

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 18, 2006, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Trustee Bateman, Trustee Herriven, Trustee Kirkpatrick, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Deputy Mayor Conley was absent. Trustee Herriven led the Pledge of Allegiance. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, to approve the minutes of August 21, 2006. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Kirkpatrick, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 4-V. General: $25,582.84; Water: $397.82; Sewer: $10,336.36; Total: $36,317.02. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Kirkpatrick, to make a budget transfer in the amount of $100 from A1910.4 to A1210.4. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Kirkpatrick, to approve payrolls 7 and 8, for weeks ending August 26 and September 9, 2006. Carried. 2006. The DPW report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2006. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of August 2006. Correspondence was read: Received a notice from Pizza Place II advising they will be renewing their liquor license. Received an annual report from Clute-Phillips Unit #938 American Legion Auxiliary. Clerk Schweigert will be attending the NYCOM seminar on volunteer fire departments on October 26, 2006, and the Census 2010 seminar on October 19, 2006, at the Niagara County Center for Economic Development. Mayor Maedl advised the Board that Charlie Dietz is doing a good job with the brickwork on the public restrooms. She is hoping to secure grant money next year to have a sign made for the back of the Village Hall that matches the one on the Public Works Garage. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Herriven, authorizing payment of $5,618 to Charlie Dietz for the brickwork prior to the October 2006 meeting. Carried. Mayor Maedl complimented the Police and Public Works Departments for their fine work during the Labor Day celebrations. The Middleport Business Association will be taking this event over completely next year. Clerk Schweigert gave a report to the Board on the teleconference that Mayor Maedl, Trustee Bateman, and she attended on using less electricity. The Village already practices most of the suggestions. There is an audit of use that is available that we should consider having done at the Sewer Treatment Plant. Mayor Maedl advised that repair work has begun at the Sewer Treatment Plant on the digester lid. Attorney Seaman advised that the letters have gone out to addresses that are -ins to the sanitary sewer system that were found during the 2005 I&I inspections. Clerk Schweigert advised that she has gotten 3 quotes for a new copier. It is in the budget to replace the current one. o $143.45 per month for 60 months to lease-purchase a Panasonic C262 Color copier from bxi consultants. o $153.50 per month for 60 months to lease-purchase a Panasonic C262 Color copier from WNY Imaging Systems o $169 per month for 60 months to lease-purchase a Xerox WorkCenter M24TD from bxi consultants. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Kirkpatrick, authorizing the purchase of the Panasonic C262 Color copier from bxi consultants at a cost of $143.45 per month for 60 months to lease-purchase the copier. Carried. Mayor Maedl advised the Board that a free business workshop will be held on September 20, 2006, at the Masonic Lodge here in Middleport. This workshop is being done by the Niagara County Center for Economic Development. As the compost pile at 37 Mechanic Street is no longer available for fall leaf deposits, they will now be taken to the Sewer Treatment Plant. Chief Swick advised the Board that he needs to hire another part-time police officer. Officer Tarnowski started at the Niagara Falls Police Department last week, so he is only available to work for us a few hours a month. Chief Swick passed around an application from Austin Brechue, the candidate he would like to hire. Trustee Herriven said that he knows Austin very well and that he would be an excellent addition to our police department. The academy has already started and Mr. Brechue is enrolled. A motion was made by Trustee Herriven, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to hire Austin Brechue effective Tuesday, September 19, 2006, at a rate of $11.00 per hour. Carried. The next regular meeting of the Board of Trustees will be on Monday, October 16, 2006, at 7:00 p.m. The next meeting of the Northwestern Frontier Association of Village Officials is Wednesday, October 18, 2006, with the Village of Albion as hosting. There being no further business, a motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Kirkpatrick, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:25 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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