October 17, 2011

A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 17, 2011, in the Village Hall. Mayor Westcott opened the meeting at 7:00 p.m. Also present were Deputy Mayor Conley, Trustee Blumrick, Trustee Hinkson, Trustee McAvoy, Police Chief Swick, ClerkTreasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Coordinator Dodge was absent. Mayor Westcott led the Pledge of Allegiance. There were several people in attendance, as well. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley and seconded by Trustee McAvoy, to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2011, meeting. Carried. A motion was made by Trustee Hinkson, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract 5-11/12 in the amount of: General - $49,885.66; Water - $17,488.86; Sewer - $6,223.04; for a total of - $73,597.56. Carried. The Public Works report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2011. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of September 2011, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. The fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of September 2011. The Code Enforcement report was submitted ad accepted for the month of September 2011. Overnight parking ban enforcement will commence Sunday, November 6, 2011, and will continue until Sunday, April 1, 2012. The paper will be notified. Correspondence was read: Received a thank you and a donation in the amount of $160 from the LaSalle Yacht Club for the Red Flannel Run held the weekend of September 17 & 18. A thank you was sent for the donation. Received a contract from Doritex to continue the air freshener service for the Village Hall. Clerk advised Board that this service really isn’t necessary any more. Board instructed Clerk to terminate service. Deputy Mayor Conley received correspondence from the Clute-Phillip American Legion Post reminding the Board that their Veterans’ Day services will be held before the next Board meeting and inviting all to attend the service. Trustee McAvoy advised everyone that if you can attend the service you should, as it is an excellent reminder of why the day is important. The flag retiring ceremony that the Boy Scouts do that day is excellent, as well. Mayor Westcott was contacted by Rev. Leticq from the Universalist Church asking for a proclamation from the Village for the annual Thanksgiving service held by the local churches on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. He will be out of town that weekend and asked for a volunteer to take his place at the service. Trustee Blumrick asked about the status of the boat still docked on the canal. Discussed the issue. The canal closes at the end of the month, but Trustee McAvoy suggested the issue be discussed at length in the future to avoid problems next year. Trustee Blumrick asked for an update on the Eagle Scout project at the Scout House. None was available. Mayor Westcott advised that Coordinator Dodge had gone through the applications that were received for the MEO position and had made his recommendations. Applications will be reviewed in Executive Session. Mr. Seaman updated the Board on the status of the member items that we are working on with Senator Maziarz’s office. He has been unable to get a response from the public relations firm that he contacted regarding this. This is the same firm that the Town of Lockport uses. Trustee McAvoy asked if there is any help towards replacing all of the traffic signs that must be replaced due to a federal mandate. No, this is an unfunded mandate. Discussed the 2-percent tax cap. Clerk-Schweigert told the Board about the information she learned at a webinar sponsored by the NYS Comptroller’s Office on October 12, 2011. Discussed the necessity of overriding the cap. Will discuss again after getting more information from NYCOM at the NWFAVO meeting on October 19, 2011. The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees will be held on Monday, November 21, 2011, at 7:00 p.m. in the Village Hall. A motion was made by Trustee McAvoy, and seconded by Trustee Blumrick, for the purpose of discussions regarding matters leading to the employment of a particular person. Carried. Executive Session was opened at 7:26 p.m. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Hinkson, to return to general session. Carried. Mayor Westcott reconvened general session and 8:08 p.m. There being no further business, a motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Hinkson, to adjourn. Carried. Meeting adjourned at 8:08 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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