Minutes

January 18, 2011

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011, in the Village Hall. Mayor Maedl opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Deputy Mayor Westcott, Trustee Conley, Trustee Bateman, Coordinator Dodge, Police Chief Swick, ClerkTreasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Trustee Sarchia was absent. Clerk Schweigert led the Pledge of Allegiance. A village resident was also in attendance. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to approve the minutes of the December 20, 2010,meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to authorize payment of bills submitted on abstract No. 8-10/11 in the amounts as follows: General: $72,403.08; Water: $16,689.56; Sewer: $7,170.80; Total: $96,262.66. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Westcott, to approve payrolls no. 15 and 16, for periods ending December 25, 2010, and January 8, 2011. Carried. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of December 2010. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of December 2010. Mr. Dodge also submitted the annual Sewer report for 2010. Mr. Dodge informed the Board that the 2007 Tahoe is no longer useable. He would like it declared excess equipment, so it can be sold. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to declare the 2007 Chevy Tahoe as excess equipment. It will be sold to the highest bidder. Minimum bid to be $2,500. They also set the minimum bid for the 2005 Ford Expedition to be $700. This vehicle was declared excess equipment at the December 2010 meeting. Carried. The 2003 Ford Explorer will now become DPW property. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for December 2010, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. The annual Police report for 2010 was also submitted. Chief Swick advised the Board that the contract with the Town of Hartland for Traffic Control is expiring. He will discuss with Mr. Seaman what we should be asking for in the next contract. The Zoning & Code Enforcement report was submitted and accepted for December 2010. A motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to appoint Mayor Maedl as Budget Officer for the ensuing year. Carried. Election Inspectors were appointed for the 2011 election. Mrs. Pat Reale and Mrs. Barbara Keirn have been election inspectors for Village elections for years. This year, Mrs. Reale’s daughter and Mrs. Keirn’s son have each picked up petitions to run for Village Trustee. Should the petitions be submitted, NYS election law prevents a mother from acting as election inspector in an election in which a son or daughter is a candidate. In the event that both turn in the petitions, Mrs. Villa Seefeldt and Mrs. Rose Gaughn will act as election inspectors, with Mrs. Seefeldt as chairperson. In the event that only one turns in the petition, Mrs. Seefeldt will be the alternate inspector. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to appoint Mrs. Pat Reale as election inspector & chairperson, and Mrs. Barbara Keirn as inspector, with Mrs. Villa Seefeldt and Mrs. Rose Gaughn acting as alternates, should the need arise. Compensation to be $7.75 per hour. Carried. Correspondence was read: Received a notice from Alternative Grounds Caffé that they intend to renew their liquor license. It is for beer and wine, only. Mr. Seaman provided a copy of the letter that will be sent to the DEC regarding the proposed CAMU at the FMC site. It was passed around for the Trustees to read. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to authorize Mayor Maedl to sign and send in the letter of opposition to the proposed CAMU. Carried. Deputy Mayor Westcott advised the Board of the meeting he attended on January 14, with representatives from the Town of Hartland, the Town of Royalton, and the Middleport Free Library. The Library is attempting to become a part of the Roy-Hart budget, and wanted to advise the municipalities who give them money about this. They asked that the monies be sent to the library as usual, and if the budget passes, they will refund the prorated money. The library budget vote is tentatively set for June 7, 2011. They are waiting for confirmation from the School Board that this date is acceptable. Mr. Dodge addressed the issue of the testing that is necessary for the I&I investigation. He questioned the DEC about whether the money earmarked for testing wouldn’t be better spent on improvements and repairs to the sewer system. Wendel Duchscherer drew up a proposal regarding this. Attorney Seaman will review and advise the Board. Mr. Dodge advised the Board that the Village of Medina is in the process of purchasing a new sewer truck, as they are upgrading their equipment. The one that is being replaced is in better shape than the one we currently own. He requested permission to pursue purchasing Medina’s surplus truck. He was authorized to do so. Chief Swick advised that the new police vehicle has been received and is being prepared to be put it on the road. He also advised that he has a new computer for the trucks, courtesy of Homeland Security monies. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be Tuesday, February 22, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. due to the Presidents Day Holiday. The Village Hall will be closed Monday, February 15, 2011, for this holiday. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Westcott, and seconded by Trustee Bateman, to move into executive session for purposes of consultation with attorney. Carried. Mayor Maedl opened executive session at 7:40 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee Bateman, and seconded by Trustee Conley, to return to general session. Carried. Mayor Maedl reconvened general session at 7:56 p.m. There being no other business, a motion was made by Trustee Conley, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Westcott, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:56 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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