Minutes

October 18, 2010

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 18, 2010, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Deputy Mayor Westcott, Trustee Conley, Trustee Sarchia, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Trustee Bateman and Coordinator Dodge were absent. Trustee Sarchia led the Pledge of Allegiance. There was a village resident in attendance. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Sarchia, to approve the minutes of the September 20, 2010, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Sarchia, to authorize payment of bills submitted on abstract 5-10/11 in the amount of: General - $82,099.70; Water - $15,709.69; Sewer - $8,495.17; Total - $106,207.45. Carried. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Sarchia, to approve the following budget transfers: $139.75 from A1620.4 to A7550.4 and $87.98 from A5110.4 to A7550.4. Transfers total $227.73. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Sarchia, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to approve payrolls no. 9 and 10 for weeks ending October 2 and October 16, 2010. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2010. Trustee Conley was appointed to review the annual treasurer’s report that was submitted to the NYS Comptroller’s office for budget year ending May 31, 2010. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2010. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of September 2010, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. The fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2010. Set hours for trick or treating on Halloween. As the Fire Department will be having the annual Halloween Party this year, the mayor advised them hours will be set at 4 pm to 6 pm so they could continue with their plans. Discussion ensued regarding hours in the future, as 4 pm will be too early during a weeknight. Most elementary students in the Village do not get dropped off at home until after 4 pm. Clerk Schweigert will contact the Fire Department in August 2011 to set times for next year. Notice will be sent to the local paper advising that the overnight parking ban will be enforced effective Sunday November 7, 2010, through April 3, 2011. This will also be printed on the November water bills. Correspondence was read: Received a thank you letter and donation in the amount of $320 from the LaSalle Yacht Club, Inc., for their group visit the weekend of September 18 and 19. A thank you will be sent to them for the donation. Deputy Mayor Westcott updated the Board on the last CIG meeting. The agencies and state and federal elected officials were at the meeting. The agencies would like the village’s CAMU opinion now and not at the public session. It is possible that it will have to be reissued for the public session. The CAMU may become part of the CMS. So far, the agencies have only heard from one stakeholder – the CIG. The agencies broke down FMC’s CMS draft. They wrote 108 comments that need to be addressed. The government officials had a chance to hear how picky the agencies are. They said there is a health risk and disagree with FMC. They want smaller increments based on the study done in China on arsenic in water. Assemblywoman Jane Corwin said there is enough data and challenged them on everything. The elected officials will go to the commission and ask for senior management to attend meetings so decisions can get made. They will request that Matt Mortfolio only be allowed to handle data. He was not happy about this. Congressman Lee saw firsthand how the agencies are to deal with. Mayor Maedl handed around the summer recreation program report submitted by Heather Pedini, the director. The consensus was that parents were glad it was back at the school. There will probably be higher attendance next year if it remains at the school, as children can finish with swim class and then walk to recreation. Mayor Maedl reminded everyone that the craft show is on Saturday, October 23. There will be more traffic in the Village that day. Mayor Maedl advised everyone that the Village will be host to a concert at the high school to be held the evening of October 23. The Middleport Community Choir received a grant for a guest conductor, and there will be over 100 singers participating in the concert. The cost is $5 per person. Chief Swick handed around an application from Lance Clark, his candidate for police officer parttime to replace Kevin Morse. Civil Service has approved the application. Mr. Clark has completed Phase 1 of the Erie County Police Academy Program and will complete Phase 2 in January or February. He would like to have Mr. Clark start on October 31, 2010, at an hourly wage of $12. He advised that the Middleport PD will likely lose a few more officers in the very near future. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Sarchia, to authorize hiring Lance Clark as a police officer part-time with a start date of October 31, 2010, at an hourly rate of $12. Carried. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on November 15, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. A motion was made by Trustee Sarchia, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to move into executive session for consultation with attorney. Carried. Mayor Maedl opened executive session at 7:28 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Westcott, to return to general session. Carried. Mayor Maedl reconvened general session at 7:42 pm. There being no other business, a motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Westcott, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:42 pm. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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