Minutes

August 16, 2010

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 16,2010, in the Village Hall. Deputy Mayor Westcott opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Trustee Conley, Trustee Bateman, Coordinator Dodge, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Michael Benedict, attorney, for Daniel E. Seaman. Mayor Maedl, Trustee Sarchia, Police Chief Swic,k and Attorney Seaman were absent. Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert led the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a village resident in attendance, as well. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to approve the minutes of the July 19, 2010, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman , to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 03-10/11. General: $26,230.99; Water: $711.41; Sewer: $7,053.04; Total: $34,115.60. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to approve payrolls no. 4 and 5 for periods ending July 24 and August 7, 2010. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for July 2010. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for July 2010. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for July 2010. The fire report was submitted and accepted for July 2010. The code and zoning report was submitted and accepted for July 2010. The 2010 final swim report was submitted and accepted. Copies will be forwarded to the towns of Royalton and Hartland, along with the bills for their share of the costs of the swim program. The water and sewer billing for the quarter ending August 1, 2010, was as follows: Water: $ 61,214.29; Sewer: 61,172.39; Total: $122,386.68. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to submit the project application for the Youth Recreation Program. Village expenditures for 2010 were $12,669.97; however, two-thirds of this will be reimbursed to us by the towns. State reimbursement is expected to be $445. Carried. Correspondence was read: Received a notice from the Public Service Commission regarding a request National Grid has made to repair transmission lines. Received a proposal from Wendel for the 2010 I&I project. Will discuss at the September Board meeting when the entire Board is present. Clerk Schweigert asked Coordinator Dodge to see why the cost is nearly the same as other years, since the inspections are done, and only re-inspections are left. This cuts down on the scope of the report that must be produced. Coordinator Dodge will contact Jeff Telecky at Wendel for an answer. The final steps of adopting the updated flood zone maps were discussed. The following resolution was offered by Trustee Bateman, who moved its adoption, and seconded by Trustee Conley: An Environmental Assessment Form dated June 21, 2010, having been prepared and filed by the Village of Middleport relative to a proposed amendment to the Village Code of the Village of Middleport entitled, "A Local Law for Flood Damage Prevention as authorized by the New York State Constitution, Article IX, Section 2, and Environmental Conservation Law, Article 36", and this form having been reviewed and considered and coordinated review having taken place, NOW, THEREFORE, THIS BOARD FINDS AS FOLLOWS: The Village of Middleport is the lead agency. The action is a Type I action pursuant to the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA), and coordinated review has taken place. This Board finds that this action will not have a significant adverse effect on the environment and, accordingly, directs that a negative declaration pursuant to SEQRA be issued. The roll call vote on the preceding resolution was as follows: Deputy Mayor Westcott: Aye; Trustee Conley: Aye; Trustee Bateman: Aye; Nays: none; Absent: Trustee Sarchia and Mayor Maedl; Abstentions: none. The resolution was duly passed. Deputy Mayor Westcott announced that the ad hoc committee formed to study the noise issue at the Basket Factory has finished its research and met for a final time on July 28. Notes from the meetings were distributed to all Board members, who were asked to review the notes and recommendations. The Board’s determination will be made at the September meeting, when the entire Board is present. At this time he gave an overview of the final meeting of the committee. Coordinator Dodge advised the Board that plans are now in place for the roadwork to be done on Kelly Avenue. It should be done the last week of August and/or the first week of September. It should not interfere with school’s opening on September 7, 2010. Kelly Avenue will cost less than anticipated, so Coordinator Dodge hopes to get work done on South Hartland Street and South Street, as well. He will work with Attorney Seaman to get financing in place for this. The money will be repaid when the CHIPs funds are received from the state. Coordinator Dodge advised that the plans for the car cruise are in place. It will be held Sunday, September 12. The Royalton Hartland Business Association will be selling hotdogs again. Patt Fagan is working with him on publicity. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, September 20, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. There being no other business, a motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:29 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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