Minutes

September 17, 2012

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A regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 17, 2012, 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, Coordinator Dodge, Police Chief Swick, Clerk-Treasurer Schweigert, and Daniel E. Seaman, attorney. Trustee Hinkson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Fire Chief Nick Boyle was in attendance, as well. A motion was made by Trustee McAvoy, and seconded by Trustee Hinkson, to approve the minutes of the August 20, 2012, meeting. Motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee McAvoy, to authorize payment of bills submitted on Abstract No. 04-12/13 in the amount of: General: $37,663.63; Water: $317.98; Sewer: $4,425.59; for a total of: $42,407.20. Motion carried unanimously. A motion was made by Trustee Blumrick, and seconded by Trustee Hinkson, to approve payrolls 7 and 8 for weeks ending September 1 and September 15, 2012. Motion carried unanimously. The Treasurer’s report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2012. The Public Works report was not available for the month of August 2012; however, Mr. Dodge gave an update on the Vernon/South Vernon Street paving project. It is nearly complete, and since the milling company was only able to mill down 1.5 inches, due to the concrete beneath the paving, the project should come in under budget. Millings could not be used for repaving, but they will be used in the future for other projects. Anything left over will be available to anyone wanting millings. The Village and Town Police reports were submitted and accepted for the month of August 2012, with Chief Swick reading the highlights. The fire report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2012. The Code Enforcement report was submitted and accepted for the month of August 2012. Discussed Mr. Arlington’s pending retirement. Clerk Schweigert has gotten information from Civil Service regarding acceptable replacement job title and job sharing with the Town of Royalton. Discussed setting trick-or-treating hours for Halloween in the village. The Fire Department will be having the annual Halloween Party from 7 pm to 9 pm this year. Trick-or-treating will be prior to this. A motion was made by Trustee McAvoy, and seconded by Trustee Blumrick, to set the trickor-treating hours in the village from 5 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Motion carried unanimously. Correspondence was read: Received a thank you from the Middleport Community Choir for the welcome to the German visitors at the end of July/early August. Mayor Westcott received a copy of a letter Senator Maziarz sent to the Commissioner Joe Martens of the DEC regarding the cleanup. He also advised the Board that Congress Hochul sent strongly worded letters regarding the cleanup efforts as well. On a related matter, Mayor Westcott advised the Board that the plant manager for FMC will be changing in October. Andy Twarowski’s last day will be October 14, and the new manager will begin October 15. He has not yet been given a name of who will be taking over. Trustee McAvoy asked if the weight limit signs have been put up yet. They have not. Discussion ensued regarding signage to direct trucks to FMC’s Rochester Road entrance. Trustee McAvoy asked when trees will be planted that have been promised to residents. Mr. Dodge said soon. He has 25 trees to plant. Trustee Hinkson commented that she likes the boxed in trees on Main Street. Trustee McAvoy questioned if the “yield to pedestrian” signs could be permanently placed to the side of the road, as the cost of replacements for in the road signs seems high. Chief Swick explained they are very effective in the road as they cause people to slow down, although they have been hit several times. Mayor Westcott asked if the handicap parking sign has been replaced in front of the hairdresser’s place on State Street. It has. Clerk Schweigert handed out a list of classes that she took at NYCOM Fall Training classes last week. If any Board members want any information on a particular class, she will make it available. Mayor Westcott advised he was approached about looking into direct deposit for employees. Clerk Schweigert said the Village looked into it several years ago. It is expensive and, at that time, only one employee was interested. She was directed to check into it again with our payroll service. A motion was made by Trustee Blumrick, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, for the purpose of discussions possibly leading to the promotion of an employee and for consultation with attorney. Motion carried unanimously. Executive Session opened at 7:40 p.m. A motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Hinkson, to return to general session. Motion carried unanimously. Mayor Westcott reconvened general session at 8:15 p.m. A motion was made by Trustee McAvoy, and seconded by Deputy Mayor Conley, to promote Office Roland Johnson to the position of sergeant at a rate of pay of $21.70 per hour commencing September 23, 2012. Motion carried unanimously. There being no further business, a motion was made by Deputy Mayor Conley, and seconded by Trustee Blumrick, to adjourn. Motion carried unanimously. Meeting adjourned at 8:18 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Rebecca A. Schweigert Clerk-Treasurer
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