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Minutes Archive - 2017

(The Data below is for General Information only, it has has been corrected as best we can for obvious Misspellings and Typos.

The Official Approved Legal data should be viewed at the Village Offices)

 

2017 - Jan.17 | Feb.21 | Mar.20 | Apl.10 | Apl.18 | May 09 | May 30 | Jun.20 | Jun.27 |

Jul.18 | Jul.15 | Aug.28 | Sep.19 | Oct.18 | Nov.21 | Dec.19

 

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 12/19/2017   6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, Attorney Mastromoro

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Frank Erno-WWTP

Public: Sharon Fuller, Dawn Lamphere, Michael O'Dockerty, Robert Smith, Maggie Vauney, Annette Yauney and Cliff Dorrough

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: Michael O'Dockerty, on behalf of the Zoning Board, asked about the progress of the St. Johnsville Nursing Home signs. He was directed to contact the State and find out what their restrictions are.

Dawn Lamphere, thanked the Village for accommodating a meeting that needed to be changed from the Library to the Community House. Wayne Horender, discussed the Certificate of Occupancy for the new bathhouse at the Marina. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci at 6:35 pm and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

At 7:15 pm a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to return to regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the Flood Plain Law will go into effect on January 18, 2018. A public hearing will be needed followed by a special meeting. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to hold a public hearing on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 4:30 pm at the Community House, All ayes, motion carried. A notice will be sent to the newspaper.

*3 W. Main Street is not on the foreclosure list from the County. There is still a code violation in the Town Court. The report from the engineer could show an emergency need for repair.

*There are three liens against the Holcomb property. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to proceed with the eminent domain process. All ayes, motion carried.

* On December 14, 2017 the Town decided that the dog control officer is no longer required to enforce Town laws in the Village. The Mayor asked for a copy, and was informed that it had to be published first. The Clerk will get a copy from the Town Clerk.

*The tax proceeding trial scheduled for November 271h was adjourned for 60 days due to the fact the State hasn't done the appraisal for the Town of Ephratah.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 11/21/17 meeting, Police and Codes report was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $197,015.07 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $105,032.56

Cemetery Fund: $1,035.15

Marina Fund: $6,209.97

Water Fund: $24,438.28

Sewer Fund: $60,299.11 

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Nothing

DPW-Nothing

Police: Nothing in addition to report

WWTP-Water line fixed, have quotes from Koester to give to engineering firm

Codes: Nothing

Marina: Nothing

Old Business: Property Maintenance/Safety Officer tabled until next meeting

New Business: Permission was given to Helping Hands to hold a free Community Christmas dinner from 12-4 on December 25, 2017.

*Trustee Straney showed an example of a work order form that he thinks would help track work that needs to be done, expenses and accountability. He also passed out information about Zombie Property Maintenance.

*There was discussion concerning the Codes position. Cliff Dorrough, who is the Codes Officer in surrounding areas answered some questions about the solutions to some problems in the Village. After some discussion, the Mayor appointed Mr. Dorrough Codes Enforcement Officer to fill the vacancy for the term ending April 2, 2018 at the present salary. A motion to approve the appointment was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

*A draft of the letter to be mailed with the 3/15/18 water/sewer bills was read by the Mayor. The letter lets the residents know that the semi-annual Village Trash Days will be changed to a drop off station at the DPW garage on May 18 or May 19th, and the water/sewer bills payment dates and shut off date. *A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to use Kinderhook Bank to borrow $386,000.00 to purchase a fire truck. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to adjourn the meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting is to be held January 16, 2018.

 

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 11/21/2017 - 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, Attorney Mastromoro

Also: Chris Weaver-Fire Department,

Public: George Crute, Monte Martin, Sharon Fuller, Kathy

Buckley, Dawn Lamphere, Michael O'Dockerty and Karen Crouse

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: Michael O'Dockerty, on behalf of the Zoning Board, asked about the progress of the St. Johnsville Nursing Home signs. He was directed to contact Robin Wentworth at the Nursing Home.

Dawn Lamphere, on behalf of the Chamber, informed the Board about the Christmas tree lighting at 5 pm on December 3. There will also be a chili supper at the American Legion and a bon fire.

George Crute discussed the revised Property Maintenance draft. It was decided to take the information under advisement until Attorney Mastromoro can review it. He also informed the Board about the classes needed to become a certified Building Safety and Property Maintenance Officer. He put together a form that has been put on the website on how to get your dog licensed.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the Flood Plain Law is per FEMA requirements, in order for individuals to qualify for federal flood insurance. Various NY DEC offices are assisting FEMA in assuring local passage of, and implementing of the new requirements.

The mortgage holder is to get the release of the 3.62 acres for the solar project. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept Resolution #30, which is to purchase an Ahrens-Fox Fire Vehicle not to exceed $386,000.00 and was seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

Roll call: Mayor Barnes Yes Trustee Castrucci Yes Trustee Grant Yes Trustee Straney Yes

Old Business - Nothing

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 11/21/17 meeting, Treasurers Report, Investment Report, and Police Report was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $54,386.32 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $30,416.84

Cemetery Fund: $126.83

Marina Fund: $6,302.67

Water Fund: $ 4,824.80

Sewer Fund: $ 12,715.18

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Chris Weaver-Chief told the Board that the firehouse is in need of replacement doors ASAP. He also informed the Board that 4 sets of turnout gear are being ordered, there is a grant for air packs that they are working on, and they have started work on the 2018 fair. He was asked if their reports were up to date and he reported that they will be by the end of the year. There was some discussion concerning the old truck, and it was decided to take off what could be reused and sell the truck.

DPW-Nothing

Police: Nothing

WWTP-Nothing

Codes: Nothing

Marina: Nothing

New Business: 3rd Quarter Sales Tax was $53,151.

Trustee Castrucci made a motion to accept a bond resolution to, subject to public referendum, purchase a pumper lire-fighting vehicle not to exceed $386,000.00 and authorization of serial bonds to pay for the vehicle. Motion was seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

Roll Call: Mayor Barnes  Yes   Trustee Castrucci  Yes  Trustee Grant  Yes  Trustee Straney  Yes

The new stove has been installed in the kitchen of the Community House

Residents that have not paid their water bills have had their water shut off

Other: Chris Weaver brought to the attention of the Board that the parking lot at the Community House has not been maintained as in the past.

Public: Dawn Lamphere told the Board that the cemetery looks great Mike O'Dockerty said that Officer Oare (SRO) at PTEC is doing a good job

At 8:10 pm a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to return to the Regular meeting at 8:30 pm. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to adjourn the meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting is to be held December 19th.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 10/18/2017   - 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor, Bernard Barnes, Trustees Martin Callahan, Gene Colorito and James Castrucci. Trustee Connie Grant was excused.

Also: Police Chief, Diana Callan, Fire Chief, Christopher Weaver, l and 2d Asst. Fire Chiefs, Dean and Alex Countrymen, Codes Officer, Wayne Horender and Planning Board Chair, Charles Straney.

Public: Michael O'Dockerty, Tony Manzanero (auditor)

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to flag was given.

Public: Tony Manzanero reported on the recent audit done by his firm. He stated that reconciliations must not only have to match Bank Balance but also the General Ledger. In some cases they did not match the General Ledger. He feels jobs in the office should be looked at and moved around to give the treasure more time to work on the books. He also said that department heads should only use encumbrances when necessary and they should not be for small amounts. The Mayor said a note will go out to all departments explaining this issue. The Mayor would also like to set up a committee to go over the books using a consolidated Budget report. Mr. Manzanero will send a copy for the Clerk/Treasurer to look at and see if it is available on our system. The Auditor presented an agreement for next year and a motion to have the Mayor sign agreement was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan. All ayes. A copy of the agreement was given to the Auditor and one was kept for the files.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro stated that the Tax Exempt claim against the Town of Ephratah is still pending, if nothing done by end of month, he will do a request for Judicial intervention. A motion to file claim was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes.

In regards to the Leffler matter-waiting for court to give a final date.

The Attorney mentioned that the Police Chief is working on a draft for newly hired policemen. He said that Municipal law states if an officer leaves before the allotted time, then the municipality that hires him has to pay us back for his schooling.

Consent Agenda: a motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the regular meeting of 9-20-16, Public Hearing of 9-20-16, Emergency Meeting of 10-05-16, Treasurers Report, Investment Report, Police Report, Justice Report, DPW,Water/WWTP Report and Codes Report, was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Callahan. All ayes. A motion to adopt said agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan. All ayes.

Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Treasurer was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes.The claims were in the amount of $57,389.39 broken down as follows:

General Fund $40,972.53

Cemetery Fund $1,982.46

Marina Fund $3,461.04

Water Fund $749.49

Sewer Fund $10,223.93

Department Heads:

Christopher Weaver, Fire Chief: He said he called someone about writing a grant for the department but received no answer. The Village Clerk said she called the Insurance Co today concerning the incident at their last fire. It is still under review. The Chief said the open house went very well.

Mayor stated that last Thursday the truck committee, 3 chiefs and Tom Zucarro went to Brunswick to look at an eight (8) year old truck that was in real good shape. The board is welcome to look at it. Dean Countrymen has drawings and specs if anyone wants to look at them.

William Viciarelli- DPW/WATER/WWTP: Mr. Viciarelli was absent, however, he sent message to request permission to purchase an impact wrench, he sent the following prices: Milwaukee $125, DeWalt­$259.16. Trustee Castrucci said he may have one he would donate. A motion was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci, to purchase the electric one. After some discussion the Motion was rescinded by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci, all ayes. A new motion Was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to purchase the DeWalt. All ayes

Diana CaIlen,Police Chief: she stated she was working on a draft for new applicants and also on a grant with the County for Police protection equipment in the amount of approximately $5000 ea.

In regards to Local Law for Fire Works, she said she had no complaints since the last meeting. She thinks the noise ordinance should suffice. The Mayor said that the Board of Health will come up with some kind of form for complaints so that we will have a paper trail. They will have to stop In office to fill out and sign complaint. Clerk was told to remove the Fire Works issue from the agenda.

Wayne Horender, Codes Officer: He said a landlord is evicting his tenants. Mr. Horender said he cannot go on their property but he gave them 30 days to complete the repairs. Mr. Horender said he does not have to send notices by regular mail and certified return receipt mail. It can be register-delivery receipt which is less expensive.

Old Business:

1 Planning Board: Charles Straney, chairmen, is working on a sub-division problem-the owner has appealed the denial. It now goes to Zoning Board of Appeals, if there is no Board of Appeals in place before 12/6/17, then Village Board acts as zoning board of appeals. The Mayor asked Michael O'Dockerty to sit on the board and he accepted. The Mayor then appointed Michael O'Dockery and Michael Yerzinski to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Village Board approved with motion by Trustee Callahan and second by Trustee Castrucci. The Zoning Board of Appeals can function with only two members but both must agree.

2 Water/Sewer comparison—the board is to look everything over and decide what to do by December. This is held over for next month.

New Business:

1 Water/Sewer Bills adjustments-Bill #139, Trustee Castrucci suggested that we pull the meter out and replace it when the place becomes occupied. A motion was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to not bill the owner this time as no water was used due to empty building. All ayes. A letter is to be done saying there will be changes coming to the water/sewer policy. Acct #131—motion by Trustee Callahan and second by Trustee Castrucci to adjust bill to minimum billing.

2 Gloversville/Johnstown WWTP Facility—A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan to renew the agreement with them for another two (2) years at. .45 per gallon. All ayes

3 Bat Man—Mayor explained that he had someone come to check the building and give us a quote to remove the bats. The quote was $11,000. Board felt this was not necessary at this time as the bats are dormant. To be discussed at a later date.

4 P Tech—students toured the building inside and out and also worked on some landscaping ideas.. They want to come next month, 11/15 to discuss the plans. There are 14 groups and they would like to have the board break up in three (3) hr. sessions. Those who said they would attend are Trustees Callahan, Colorito, Castrucci, and Police Chief Diana Callen. This will be at the school.

Public: In regards to fire dept. grant, it may help if you mention that a crude oil train will be passing thru and it will be additional training for the department.

Fire Chief Weaver stated that the open house for the new Emergency Mgmt. Building will be tomorrow from 5Pm-8Pm.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting  09/19/2017 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, and Attorney Mastromoro

Also: Wayne Horender-Codes Officer, Alex Countryman-Fire Department, Greg Morse-Marina, Frank Erno-WWTP

Public: George Crute, Sharon Fuller, Monte Martin, Kathy Buckley, Jeremy Polidori, Crystal Napier, Dawn Lamphere

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: Crystal Napier, on behalf of the St. Johnsville Chamber, asked permission to hold the 200th Anniversary Canal Celebration at the Marina on Saturday, October 14th from 11-2. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney, all ayes, motion carried to allow the event.

Jeremy Polidori questioned the notice concerning the change in the semi‑trash pickup. He also is concerned with the "Boarding House" on Hough St. He complained about the loud noise and fighting that goes on there. He was told to file a complaint with the police.

Kathy Buckley expressed her concern over dog complaints, stalking and harassing by neighbors. Signs in the Village stating that dogs need to be on a leash or under the control of the owner brought about discussion of what "under the control" of the owner meant.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro discussed the DASNY grant agreement. The grant is for the wall at Soldiers and Sailors Park. Trustee Straney made a motion that Mayor Barnes sign the agreement and Trustee Castrucci seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 8/15/17 and 8/28/17 Special Meeting, Treasurers

Report, Investment Report, Police Report, Codes Report, and Marina Report was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $140,596.96 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $96,637.32

Cemetery Fund: $151.64

Marina Fund: $9,508.54

Water Fund: $32,600.49

Sewer Fund: $5,698.97

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Alex Countryman-Assistant Chief told the Board that the fireman are trying to get information on the new truck. He also explained that the lights at the park need to be rewired. He said that the fair went well and thanked all the volunteers.

DPW-Nothing

Police: Nothing

WWTP-Frank reported that the yearly pump out has been completed. The new person is doing okay. Trustee Colorito said that the plant looks good. Frank told the Board that he needs a new printer. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to purchase the printer. All ayes, motion carried.

Codes: Wayne told the Board that he has two different addresses for the owner of 15 Center St. He was instructed to send a certified return receipt and one regular mail to each address. He also would like a computer. There will be vendors at the next conference that he will speak with about software. He will get in touch with Mr. Bent concerning the Upper Mill (scrap yard). He and George Crute have met and drafted a "Property Maintenance Law Guide" They will edit and bring back to the next meeting.

Marina: Greg informed the Board that the Lois McClure Schooner will arrive on 10/1 and will give tours on 10/2 in the morning to students and from 3-6 pm to the public. He asked if some more sites could be used next to the train tracks.

Old Business: Mayor Barnes informed the Board of the need to repair the backside of the Community House roof. He has a quote from Borderline Excavation of $8,00.00. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to accept the quote. All ayes, motion carried.

New Business: The County sent a sample resolution opposing the elimination of the deductibility of State and Local taxes. Trustee Castrucci made a motion to support the resolution, Trustee Straney seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito to accept Resolution No. 2017-2 to amend Traffic Regulation No. 2017-1 to include no parking from the north side of West Main Street for the entire distance between the east curbline of Center Street to the west curbline of Bridge Street, as extended. Roll Call: Mayor Barnes Yes

Trustee Castrucci Yes

Trustee Colorito Yes

Trustee Grant Yes

Trustee Straney Yes Carried

Legal: Attorney Mastromoro talked about the water shed tax issue. If there is no appraisal by 9/29 a trial date will be set. He also discussed the filing of information concerning the solar project under Ag & Markets. If the owners agree, nothing more need be done. Next step is to purchase the land.

Public: Dawn Lamphere asked if a Codes Court would be separate from the regular Court and could that be considered shared services. She also asked about developing the west side of the DPW garage for more space for campers.

George Crute: discussed the dog census. Trustee Castrucci told him that the Town said no to doing it. The census pertains to Village dogs and can be done under Ag & Markets. The attorney was asked what would happen if the Town did away with the Dog Control Officer. His answer was that the Village would have to handle it. An ad hoc committee consisting of Kathy

Buckley, George Crute and Trustee Straney was formed to look at Village dog control laws.

At 9:05 pm a motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into Executive Session to discuss office personnel issues, potential DPW litigation and prospective purchase and sale of real property. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to return to the Regular meeting at 9:45 pm. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept Amber DeGroat's resignation. All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to hire Chelsea Albers as full time clerk. All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci not to take any action on a resident's water bill. It was decided that the high bill was due to high useage and not any problem with the meter. All ayes, motion carried. *A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to waive a resident's bill due to only having been turned on for a few days prior to reading. All ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting is to be held October 17th.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to adjourn meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Special Meeting 08/28/2017 Community House 6:30 PM

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustee James Castrucci and Charles Straney, Trustee Colorito and Trustee Grant

Public: Denise LaCoppola, Christopher Weaver, Alex Countryman, Mr. Doxstater, Darlene DeVoe

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes

Darlene DeVoe discussed the Wall project at the Soldiers/Sailors Memorial Park. She said the grant was given from Senator Amedore but goes through DASNY, a department of the State. We have been approved for the grant, however, no contract has been sent yet. DASNY is a no group and they are still learning. We should not incur any cost until we receive the contract. We can, however, have Village Engineer do the design and have ready to go out to bid when contract is received. Cost of engineer is approximately $7500. A motion to have the Engineer do the design and bid documents was made by Trustee Castrucci and 2 nd by Trustee Straney, (4ayes, 1 ney) motion passed. Bids should go out 1St week of January and opened in February. Work should start first week of June.

A motion to purchase playground equipment for the Park was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant.

All Grant Claims were presented to the board and a motion to accept the claims as presented was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes

Montgomery County Economic Development presented a resolution to do a TA Grant for Main Street Development. A motion to have Mont. County do the TA grant was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes

Mayor stated that the Village Wide clean up dates for 2018 will be May 17th and September 20th  In place of Weaver Sanitation go street to street to pick up trash, there will be compactors at DPW, roll offs for White goods. Someone should be available to be sure white goods have orange tags on them to prove all Freon is properly removed.

Trustee Castrucci presented quotes from Ruby/Quiry for 2 washes and dryers for the new building at the Marina. They will be paid for through the grant.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant

Karen Crouse – Acting Clerk

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting   08/15/2017       6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, Attorney Mastromoro, and Karen Crouse

Also: Wayne Horender-Codes Officer, Police Chief-Diana Callen, Alex Countryman-Fire Department, Greg Morse-Marina

Public: George Crute, Sharon Fuller, Mark Martin

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: George Crute- Met with Wayne and they went over the St. Johnsville and the State Codes and thought that the language needs to be simplified. They will meet again with the Board's approval. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney a committee will be formed to review and come up with a simplified version of the codes. The committee is to consist of George Crute, Sharon Fuller and Wayne Horender. All ayes, motion carried. George also reported that he and Sharon have filed complaints on 21 Ann St. They asked what the status was on the property. Wayne replied that it is going to Court. Another concern is 15 Center St. George voiced his concern about animal control. He feels there is not enough patrol/presence being shown. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to have Trustee Castrucci ask the Town about doing a dog census. All ayes, motion carried.

Sharon Fuller-Voiced her concern with 21 Ann St. Some of the issues have been taken care of. The following have not: pool water green and breeding mosquitoes, dog feces and smell, open fires. She was informed that when she thinks fires are too large, she should call the police.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that he believes that the Town of Ephratah may be asking for a reassessment.

Consent Agenda: A Motion to create a consent agenda consisting of ther minutes of the Regular Meeting of 7/18/17, Police Report, Codes Report and Marina Report was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $43,348.74 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $ 25,417.10

Cemetery Fund: $284.77

Marina Fund: $9,956.48

Water Fund: $6,006.43

Sewer Fund: $1,683.96

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Alex Countryman-Assistant Chief explained that there are a total of eight lights at the park that need ballasts. The Mayor will check with Tony Susi and ask him if he would disconnect the smoking light. Alex said that Engine #3 has been repaired, he would pass on to the Chief the intersections that may be an issue concerning parking. The fireman are still looking for volunteers to work at the fair. He asked about the progress on the new truck. The Mayor told him that the Board was waiting for the fireman. It was agreed that a meeting was needed between the two. The meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 29th at 6 pm at the Community House.

DPW-There are two quotes for paving of the Old Meadow, part of Hough St. and E. Liberty. Cobleskill Stone was $39,793.75 and Hanson was $39,962.50. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept Cobleskill Stone's quote. All ayes, motion carried.

Police: Chief Diana Callen reported that she will try to photograph the

intersections that might cause issues because of the parking and check the language.

Codes: Nothing

Marina: Greg Morse submitted a quote for 7-pound bags of ice from Holiday Ice. The charge to the Marina would be $1.00 per bag.

Old Business: None

New Business: *The Mayor brought up the Village Wide trash pickup for 2018. He suggested that instead of curbside pickup, it might be more feasible to do resident drop off at the DPW garage into dumpsters provided by Weaver Sanitation. If changed, a letter could be put into the Water/Sewer bills to be mailed on September 15th A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to change the procedure for Village Wide trash pickup from curbside to drop off at the DPW garage. All ayes, motion carried.

*AARP would like to hold a Driver's Safety Course at the Community House on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am to 3:30 pm. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to allow use of the Community House. All ayes, motion carried.

There was discussion concerning the renewal of the MVP health insurance. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to renew the policy with a 3.59% increase. All ayes, motion carried. *The Yauney subdivision at 108 W. Main St. was discussed by Trustee Straney and he told the Board that they have met all the requirements. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to allow the subdivision. All ayes, motion carried.

Helping Hands is asking for permission to use the Community House on Sunday, October 1 to hold a benefit for the Community Christmas Dinner. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to allow the benefit. All ayes, motion carried.

A letter was received from NI'S Department of Health congratulating the Village on its third-place finish in the annual NYS tap water taste contest, Capital Regional.

The Town of St. Johnsville sent a letter asking the Village if they would be interested in doing a Joint Comprehensive Plan. Trustees Grant and Straney have offered to attend a meeting for this purpose.

Attorney Mastromoro presented the SEQR form for the solar project and a Resolution. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to allow the Mayor to sign parts 2 and 3 of the form. All ayes, motion carried. Roll Call-Trustee Straney yes, Trustee Grant yes, Trustee Castrucci yes and Mayor Barnes yes.

We received the VG quarter sales tax report. The Village received $53,438.84, which is up $4,518.80 from this time last year.

At 9:10 pm a motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. All ayes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to return to The Regular meeting at 9:25 pm. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to hire Amber DeGroat as a Full Time Clerk.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to offer a position to Ryan Swartz. All ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting to be held September 19th

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to adjourn meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting  07/18/2017   6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, Attorney Mastromoro, and Karen Crouse

Also: Rich Virkler-DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor, Wayne Horender-Codes

Officer, Police Chief-Diana Callen, Christopher Weaver-Fire Chief, Alex Countryman

Public: Darren Bellen, Jarrod Parsons, George Crute, Sharon Fuller, Dawn Lamphere, Mark Rice

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: George Crute believes that the Village Codes need to be updates, as It has not been done since 1988. He also would like to see more information on the website. He would also like to have a dog census done, as it has not been done in 28 years. It was stated that the Village would need to send a letter to the Town and request one be done. Jarrod Parsons voiced his concerns about an aggressive dog on Center Street. Chief Callen explained to him that the matter was in the Courts hands and if he stopped by the Police Station tomorrow, she would go into more detail with him.

Mark Rice is concerned about 31 Monroe St., which is next to his property. He said the house is structurally unsafe and there are animals around the house. He was told that he needs to contact the Codes officer and Board of Health.

Darren Bellen informed the Board that he had applied for the position at DPW and would like to be considered for the job.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that he has heard that the Supervisor of the Town of Ephratah has expressed some interest in asking for a reassessment. He agreed that the Property Maintenance Local Laws should be more specific about citations. It was suggested that there be a committee to include residents, Town/Village Codes Officers and possibly the attorney to get some input on how to revise the local laws. He told the Board that he has given a final contract to Chief Callen for the SRO Officer. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Charlie the Mayor has permission to sign the contract after his review. All ayes, motion carried.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 6/20/17, 6/27/17 Emergency Meeting, Treasurer's Report, Investment Report, Police Report, Codes Report, and Marina Report was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $53,182.68 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes ,motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $40,175.63

Cemetery Fund: $1,459,89

Marina Fund: $6,659.09

Water Fund: $1,733.05

Sewer Fund: $3,155.02

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Alex Countryman-Assistant Chief asked the Board what was status of the fire truck. He was told that there will be a meeting between the Board and the Fire Chiefs on Monday, July 24th at 6 p.m. at the Community House. The drivers have been checking different intersections to look for problems with the parking on the streets. He also said that they are looking for volunteers to help with the Fair. He was asked about changing the bulbs at the park with the anal truck. He didn't see a problem with that.

Police: Chief Diana Callen reported that the Impala was at Fuccillo's for repair. Codes: Absent

Marina: Greg Morse had nothing besides his report.

Old Business: The St, Johnsville Housing sent letters requesting appointments of Jean Swartz and James Keough to the Housing Authority Board of Commissioners. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to accept the appointments. Trustee Castrucci abstained and Mayor Barnes said yes. Motion carried.

New Business: *The Chamber is looking for volunteers to help with the Fair. *Karen Crouse asked permission of the Board to move money in the personnel lines to cover unemployment. She will put together a Resolution to that effect. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

At 8:10 pm a motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel issues. All ayes. Motion carried.

On a motion by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to return to The Regular meeting at 9:25 pm. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to adjourn meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Emergency Meeting  06-27-2017 6:00 PM at the Community House

Present: Mayor Barnes, Trustees Gene Colorito, James Castrucci, Connie Grant and Charles Straney

Public: None

The Mayor called the meeting to order and the salute to the flag was given.

There was some discussion about an LWRP Resolution between the Towns of St. Johnsville, Ft. Plain, Minden and the Village of St. Johnsville each contributing $1,000.00 toward a grant writer. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to contribute $1,000.00. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Casstrucci not to complete the Resolutions from the County concerning shared services because the wording was too vague and there was not a definite plan of action. All ayes, motion carried. The Clerk will send a letter to the County stating the Village's intentions to revisit the issue at later date if there is a more detailed plan.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to accept Resolution No 1-Traffic Regulation No. 2017-1 which prohibits parking between the west curb line of Bridge Street, extended, to the easterly curb line of Center

Street. Roll Call: Mayor Barnes Yes

Trustee Straney Yes

Trustee Castrucci Yes

Trustee Grant Yes

Trustee Colorito Yes Motion carried

The Mayor told the Board about two drop in inspections at the WWTP by NYS DEC. The reports showed areas that need to be improved upon. Frank will be out for approximately two weeks which leaves Rich Virlker there alone. The Mayor will ask the local DEC person if she knows of anyone else that would be able to do the tests short term.

Interviews will be scheduled for two (2) positions at DPW for the summer with the chance of advancing to full time.

The St. Johnsville Fire Department sent a letter notifying the Village Board that the annual Fireman's Fair will be held August 21st to August 26th• They would like to reserve the Village Park from August 14t1) to August 31st for set up, the week of the fair and clean up of the fair. A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to allow them to use the park for those days. All ayes, motion carried.

The Village of Ft. Plain approached the Mayor about the possibility of sharing Chief Callen with them. It was decided to talk further with Ft. Plain and bring back more information.

Kathy Boblin, who has three sites at the Marina, asks for a reduced price for a partial seasonal lot. The Board agreed that $700.00 would be a fair price. The Mayor will let her know. Also, there have been complaints about a camper who has several sheds on his lot. The Mayor, Chief Callen and Trustee Straney will talk to him about this, as there are to be no permanent structures on the site.

After much discussion about the new fire truck that the Fire Department would like to purchase, it was decided that it should be speced out to three (3) different vendors. There needs to be a list from the fire department of necessary items without prices to give to the vendors.

The St. Johnsville Housing Board needs to send their appointments to the Board on letterhead.

A motion by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to adjourn the meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting  06/20/2017   6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Charles Straney, Attorney Mastromoro

Also: Rich Virkler-DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor, Wayne Horender-Codes

Officer, Police Chief-Diana Callen, Christopher Weaver-Fire Chief, Alex Countryman

Public: George Crute, Sharon Fuller, Dawn Lamphere, Clyde Miers

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: George Crute and Sharon Fuller were concerned with the property at 21 Ann Street. George forwarded pictures showing garbage, overgrown grass, and dog feces on the property. There is also a concern about the pool in the back of the house. He also questioned the responsibilities of the Dog Control Officer as to the licensing of dogs.

Dawn Lamphere stated that 20 Kingsbury Ave. also has overgrown lawn and yard with animals (deer) living in there.

After some discussion with the Codes Officer it was decided that when residents file a formal complaint with the Office, the complaint will be scanned and emailed to the Codes Officer to move along the process of notifying the homeowner, The Codes Officer will also give the Mayor a list of properties that are to be mowed by the DPW, and billed to the homeowner. He is also to look into software for codes.

Clyde Miers informed the Board that the County will not be doing the foreclosures until October or November this year. He is concerned about 3 W. Main Street causing damage to his property with snow and wind the bricks to collapse onto his building, and what recourse does he have? He was told to wait and see what happens.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that he has heard nothing new about from Solar Liberty. He has a sample agreement for the School and Board concerning the School Resource Officer. He will work with Chief Callen to finalize the agreement and bring it back to the Board at the July meeting. He also asked for an executive session to discuss pending litigation.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 5/30/17, Police Report, Codes Report, Marina Report and DPW/Water/WWTP Report was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes. Motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $62,074.47 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $42,375.63

Cemetery Fund: $ 0.00
Marina Fund: $11,802.55

Water Fund: $607.12

Sewer Fund: $ 7,289.17

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Christopher Weaver-Chief asked the Board what was status of the fire truck. He was told that they know by the end of June. The Chief said that Engine #3 and 6 have been serviced for the year, Engine 3 has had 1/2  of the lights changed to LED and it needs front tires. The Rescue truck is back in service with new brakes, gas line and fuel pump. The buildings at the park are being cleaned and the lights are being fixed. The tower has new batteries, as the old ones blew up.

DPW/Water/WWTP: Rich Vi rkler-re ported that all the propane tanks have been swapped out. Borderline Excavating should be able to start work tomorrow at the Marina for the bathhouse. It was brought up that they still need to apply for building permits. He also gave the Board a quote for a new relief valve from Ross Valve. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci to purchase the valve from Ross at a cost of $4,821.35 and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes. Motion carried.

Police: Chief Diana Callen followed up on the parking situation on Main St. It was tabled until next month. She suggested that the Fire Department might drive some streets and give their suggestions concerning parking. She also explained that it needs to be a safety issue, not the homeowner's wishes.

Codes: Wayne had nothing to report.

Marina: Greg reported that he is still checking with the Canal concerning the wall that needs to be fixed. The boats are not able to use it. He will be picking up the ramp that was lost in the flood near Ft. Klock. He told the Board that the two part time employees still don't have their t-shirts. He will check the status with Sportee Designs.

Old Business: None New Business: None

At 8:10 pm a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation. All ayes. Motion carried. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to return to the Regular meeting at 9 pm. All ayes. Motion carried. No action taken.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to adjourn meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 05/30/2017 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney

Also: Rich Virkler-DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor, Wayne -lorender- Codes Officer Police Chief Callen, Christopher Weaver-Fire Chief, Alex Countryman

Public: None

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: None Legals: None

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 4/18/17, Investment Report, Treasurer's Report, Police Report, and Codes Report was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes. Motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the clerk, in the amount of $168,216.34 was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $80,598.18

Cemetery Fund: $5545.60

Marina Fund: $7,132.00

Water Fund: $11,794.12

Sewer Fund: $63,146.44

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Christopher Weaver-Chief reported that Rescue 4 needs repairs to brakes and fuel Lines and the lights in the Park need to be repaired. He also reminded everyone that there is a Meeting with Emergency Vehicle Response on Monday, June 51h at 6:30.

DPW/Water/WWTP: Rich Virkler-reported that he has registered for the WWTP classes. Tim Crosier Will be retiring at the end of July and we should advertise for someone with a Water license. The faucet that has been leaking in the Cemetery has been fixed.

Police Department: Chief Diana Callen-nothing to report.

Codes: Wayne Horender-Codes Officer told the Board that he is staying on top of the W. Main St. situation. He has posted the property NO ENTRANCE. EPA contacted concerning the Drums at Medical Linen. Need to check with the attorney

Old Business: There was some discussion about parking near the Firehouse (Main St. to Center St.)

Chief Callen will check with the State about amending the signs. There was also discussion About the parking on Union St.

On a motion by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney the Village will be purchasing A new Buderus boiler with a Reillo burner at a cost of $7,618.07 from Wayne's Burner Service and an electric hot water heater. All ayes, motion carried.

1st quarter sales tax was $49,631.46.

Trustee Straney shared some information about the Land Bank. He will be coordinating And would like to begin in August. He also brought up that the two new Marina employees should be wearing t-shirts with the Village logo. We will get quotes.

Other: The NYDOT has added a handicap parking space in front of the Post Office at S E. Main St.

NYS Agriculture and Markets has agreed that the Village should be the lead agency concerning The WWTP improvements project.

Nathan Littauer sent information about the new Primary Care Center in Fonda.

Chief Callen asked for an executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Grant made a motion and Trustee Castrucci seconded to go into executive session at 7:10 pm. All ayes. Motion carried.

The Board returned at 7:30 pm. Trustee Colorito made a motion to return to regular meeting. Trustee Castrucci seconded, all ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to allocate a police officer at PTEC to be paid by BOCES. All ayes. Motion carried.

Mayor Barnes made the following appointments:

Karen Crouse-two (2) year term as Treasurer at $16,000.00 a year for approximately 16 hours per week and as Deputy Registrar for a one (1) year term.

Mary Rackmyer-two (2) year term as Clerk at $29,000.00 per year and Registrar for a one (1) year term

Susan Vauney-one (1) year term as Deputy Registrar.

New Business: None

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

Year End Meeting  5/30/17 Following Regular Meeting Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, Chief Callen, Clerk/Treasurer Karen Crouse

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: None

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to allow the Clerk/Treasurer to make year end transfers. Motion carried.

Role call:            Mayor Barnes-Yes            Trustee Castrucci-Yes

Trustee Colorito-Yes Trustee Grant-yes
Trustee Straney-Yes

*Karen presented all trust transfers. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept all transfers. Trustee Colorito seconded. All ayes. Motion carried.

*The 35% fire contract monies in the amount of $20,494.77 has been transferred to their account.

*There are no encumbrances to report.

*Karen presented the tax warrant in the amount of $673,992.00. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept, and Trustee Grant seconded. All ayes. Motion carried. *Karen reported that all outstanding loans have been paid in full.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to bill all departments for supplies, office work and equipment rental. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to adjourn. All ayes. Motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Special Meeting 05 09 2017 - 6:00 PM at the Community House

Present: Mayor Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant, Charles Straney, and Attorney Mastromoro

The Mayor called the meeting to order. Public-None

Audit of Claims-A motion to accept the claims was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes. Motion carried.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board concerning the following Main St. property - application for a search warrant has been signed and Must be executed within 10 days. A police officer, engineer and the Codes Officer must be present and can go in between the hours of 6 am and 9 pm. And they must use the least intrusive manner. The engineer must prepare a report within 72 hours after completion of the inspection.

Solar Liberty - A Seeker form needs to be completed which includes 104,500 sq. ft. (approx. 2 acres), Notice to the County could take up to 60 days

Town of Ephratah - Most recent appraisal that was done by the State was in 2006 of Fort Plain and St. Johnsville. He will find out if they would do it again at the request of the taxed and/or as a mutual request at no cost. A motion was by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to proceed with the request of an updated report. All yes. Motion carried.

Mayor Barnes informed the Board that he has been approached by the State concerning dedicating a buoy in front of the new bathhouse in memory of longtime Harbor Master Bernie Brandow. A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried.

Information about Springfest was passed out.

The Board was invited to the FFA dinner and banquet to be held May 30  th at 6 pm at the OE - St. Johnsville high school. All were asked to RSVP by May 19th,

The Village received a proposal from Wayne's Burner Service for a new furnace as the current one is leaking and there is no fixing it. Attorney Mastromoro explained that no other bids were necessary because this could be used as a preferred source since it is under the $20,000.00 cap in the policies and procedures. Trustee Castrucci said he would check on another brand that might be more efficient. There was also some discussion on the possibility of purchasing a hot water heater so that the furnace doesn't have to run just for hot water. No action was taken.

Gene has offered to help Frank with labs at the WWTP.

On June 5th there will be a follow up review meeting concerning the consultant to the Fire Department. The meeting will be held at the Community House at 6:30 pm. Engine #1 - On a call the engine blew. Info has been sent to insurance company. Engine #3 - Parts have been ordered for the repairs.

Several weeks ago there was a sewer back up that affected a resident on Bridge St. The homeowner's insurance denied the claim to clean the cellar. The Village sent information to NYMIR and they have denied the claim. The family has requested a FOIL form for information concerning the flushing of sewers.

Resolution H - WWTP Improvements SEORA Lead Agency Status was presented. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito the Village Board accepts Lead Agency Status and authorizes John M. McDonald Engineering to complete the coordinated review of this project. Roll Call - Mayor Barnes yes, Trustee Castrucci yes, Trustee Colorito yes, Trustee Grant yes, Trustee Straney yes. Motion carried.

Trustee Colorito asked the Board's permission to speak to the engineer about some concerns he has at the WWTP. Permission granted.

There was some discussion about Worker's Comp being purchased from the County and the cost. It was decided to get some other names of companies and price check. Trustee Grant is to get the information to the Clerk.

The next regular meeting will be Tuesday, May, 30th at 6:30 followed by the Year End meeting.

Trustee Castrucci made a motion to adjourn the meeting, Trustee Grant seconded the motion. All ayes. Motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting - 04-18-2017  - 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney

Also: DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor?, Wayne Horender- Codes Officer Diana Callen-Police Chief, Christopher Weaver-Fire Chief

Public: Joe Brown, Crystal Napier, Dawn Lamphere and Darlene DeVoe

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given. Karen Crouse swore in new Trustee Charles Straney with Dawn Lamphere taking pictures.

Public: Darlene Devoe, grant writer, spoke about the grants for the Marina bathhouse and the Soldiers And Sailors Park. The Soldiers and Sailors Park projects are the wall, canon and playground. There is a Steering committee in place consisting of Gary Jones, Bob Failing Jr., Phil Brown, Randy Snell, Toni Susi and Denise LaCoppola. Darlene will set up a news release and meeting dates. On a motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito the bid was awarded to Borderline Excavation & Fence at a cost of $157,750.00. Motion carried.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro told the Board that there was nothing to report concerning the Town of Ephratah tax assessment. As far as the Solar project, he was instructed to draw up an Option To Purchase the land from the Holcombs at a cost of $500.00 per acre for 10 acres.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 3-20-17, Investment Report, Treasurer's Report, Police Report, Justice Report, DPW/Water & WWTP Report, and Codes Report was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried.

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the clerk, in the amount of $52,381.48 was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes. Motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $36,826.21

Cemetery Fund:$ 0.00

Marina Fund: $1,550.90

Water Fund: $7,088.86

Sewer Fund: $6,915.41

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Christopher Weaver-Chief reported that the Department had their election of Officers. Karen will contact the consultant and ask him to come to a meeting to Give his recommendations.

DPW/Water/WWTP: No one has filled the position. Police Department: Chief Diana Callen not present.

Codes: Wayne Horender-Codes Officer told the Board that Ed Clifford, the owner of the Pizzeria on Main Was to appear in Court on April 19th Mr. Horender is to work with Attorney Mastromoro and come up with a checklist of steps taken to show a paper trail.

Old Business: The Town of Danube will be having their parade on May 20th The Mayor asked the Board to participate as it is their 200th celebration. The Fire Department will be in it.

A Public Hearing will be held at 6 p.m. on April 25th with a Special meeting to follow.

New Business: Joe Brown of the Chamber informed the Board about the activities for Springfest. They included the parade on 5/13, the Chicken BRO at the DPW garage, music, pageant, And a car show at Parkside. There will also be vendors in Park Place. Chicken BBQ tickets are available at the Village Office.

PTECH will be doing landscaping at the Community House. Trustee Castrucci made a Motion to add $2,000.00 to the new budget to cover the cost of flowers and shrubs. The motion was seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes. Motion carried.

Trustee Castrucci made a motion and was seconded by Trustee Colorito to accept the Fuel bid from Mirabito using the fluctuating price. All ayes. Motion carried.

At 7:40 pm a motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel. All ayes. Motion carried. On a motion by Trustee Straney and seconded By Trustee Colorito the Board returned to the Regular meeting at 8:30 pm. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was decided to hire Richard Virkler as DPW, Water and WWTP Supervisor at a salary of $38,000.00 to start with a $2,000.00 raise when he gets his water license and an additional $2,000.00 when he gets his WWTP license in addition to merit raises. He will be under contract and commit to three (3) years of employment with the Village. He will be paid $125.00 for each six (6) months for use of his personal cell phone. Insurance was not decided at this point. The motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes. Motion carried.

It was also decided to hire Greg Morse full time at $10.00 an hour and Grace DeWaaI Malefyt and Cathy Anderson part time at $9.70 an hour at the Marina. A job description is to be provided.

The motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes. Motion carried.

Gary Warn turned in his resignation effective 3/21/17. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to hire Gerald LaQuee as part time cleaner at the Community House at $9.70 an hour. All ayes. Motion carried.

After some discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to pay Jack Carter an additional $2.00 per hour until Mr. Virkler gets up to speed. In addition, Tim Crosier will be paid an additional $.50 per hour, as he is the only person with a Water license. Frank Erno will also get an additional $.50 per hour until Mr. Virkler gets his Wastewater license. Jack and Frank are only temporary and will revert to original pay. All ayes. Motion carried.

Trustee Colorito has volunteered to assist Mr. Virkler on the weekends at WWTP.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to adjourn the meeting. All ayes. Motion carried.

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Board of Trustees Organizational Meeting 04 10 2017   - Community House 6:30 pm

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Connie Grant, Charles Straney, Gene Colorito and James Castrucci Also: Police Chief Diana Callen and Atty. Norman Mastromoro

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to flag was given.

The Village Clerk/Treasurer, Karen Crouse, gave the Oath of Office to Charles Straney, a newly elected Trustee.

The attached list of appointments were made. Holdovers in office were as follows:

Clerk/Treasurer

Registrar of Vital Statistics

Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics

Planning Board (1)

A motion to accept the attached list of appointments was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Selections other than appointments were as follows:

Official Newspaper---Times Telegram

Official Bank—NBT and Adirondack

Time-Place Monthly Meeting-6:30 PM-3" Tues of Month

Meeting Rules—Village Rules-Motion, Trustee Castrucci, second, Trustee Straney-all ayes

Policy conferences and Training—one day-Mayor approval, overnight-board approval-Motion, Trustee

Castrucci, second, Trustee Straney—all ayes

Procurement Policy-(purchasing) motion Trustee Grant, second, Trustee Straney—all ayes

Spec. Meeting and procedures-motion, Trustee Colorito, second, Trustee Castrucci—all ayes

Approve Open Meeting Law Policy-Trustee Straney, second, Trustee Colorito—all ayes

Approve Emergency Evacuation Plan-Motion Trustee Castrucci, second, Trustee Colorito—all ayes

Approve Fair Housing Plan-Motion-Trustee Castrucci, second-Trustee Straney—all ayes

Public Hearing on Budget—April 25th - Motion-Trustee Castrucci, second-Trustee Straney—all ayes

Next Organizational Meeting-April 2, 2018 - motion-Trustee Colorito, second-Trustee Straney—all ayes

Resolutions passed are as follows:

Prior payments by Clerk/Treasurer—Motion-Trustee Colorito, second-Trustee Castrucci—all ayes Designation of Depositories for 2017/18 - NBT Motion-Trustee Castrucci, second, Trustee Straney-all ayes

Bonding for clerk/treasurer, Deputy Clerk/Treasurer, Mayor and Village Board—Motion-Trustee Colorito, second Trustee Castrucci—all ayes

Year-end transfers by Treasurer-Motion Trustee Colorito, second Trustee Castrucci-all ayes

Motion to adjourn: Trustee Castrucci and Trustee Grant, All ayes

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING APRIL 10, 2017

1 Call to Order

2 Salute to flag

3 Welcome Newly Elected Trustees

4 Resignations:

5 Appointments:

Clerk/Treasurer - 2 year term - Holdover

Registrar of Vital Statistics - 2 year term - Holdover

Deputy Clerk-Treasurer - 1 year term - Holdover
Deputy Registrar of Vital Statistics - 1 year term Holdover Budget Officer-1 year term Karen

Historian- 1 year term --Matthew Rapacz

Code/Zoning Officer - 1 year term  - Wayne Horender

Fair Housing Officer - 1 year term - Wayne Horender

Director of Emergency Preparedness - 1 year - Christopher Weaver

Library Board— Two 5 year terms (Matt Rapacz and Cindy Stagliano

Village Attorney - 1 year term - Attorney Norman Mastromoro

Deputy Mayor - 1 year term - James Castrucci

Planning Board - 1 five year term (replace Gordie Brownell) open

Grievance Board #1 - 2 Trustees & Village Clerk (DPW-Water and WWTP) Clerk Colorito - Straney

Grievance Board #2 - 2 Trustees and Police Chief (all dept. not covered under Grievance

Grievance Board #1 Castrucci, Grant-Diana Callen

Fire Chief-term of 1 year - open

1st. Asst. Fire Chief - term of 1 year open

2nd Asst. Fire Chief - term of 1 year open

Housing Authority - (to be done in June) open

Harassment Committee - 2 one year terms -Trustee Colorito, Chief Callen

Community Development Committee- Five 5 year terms Bill Myers, Bill Austin

Neil Clard, J.Looman and Christopher Weaver

6 Selection of official newspaper

7 Selection of Official Bank

8 Selection of time and place for regular monthly meetings

9 Resolution-Mileage reimbursement State

10 Selection of Roberts Rules of Procedures or new Village Rules

11 Resolution - Prior payments by Clerk/Treasurer

12 Resolution - Designation of Depositories for 2017/18

13 Motion to approve Bonding for Clerk-Treasurer, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, Mayor and Village Board

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 03-20-2017  Community House 6:30 P.M.

Present: Deputy Mayor, Martin Callahan, Trustees Gene Colorito and James Castrucci.

Excused: Mayor Bernard Barnes Absent: Trustee Connie Grant

Also: Police Chief Diana Callen

Public: Michael O’Dockerty

The meeting was called to order by Deputy Mayor, Martin Callahan and the salute to the flag was given.

Public—no comments

Legals: Attorney was absent, however, the Clerk spoke on his behalf: Solar project is moving along and Attorney is in contact with the owner of the property and working with him for purchase of land. The Attorney has not heard from the Judge yet on the Leffler matter.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the Regular Meeting of 2-21-17, Emergency Meeting of 3-1-17, Treasurers Report, Investment Report, Police Report, and Justice Report, was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Claims: the Clerk presented claims in the amount of $73,998.00. A motion to accept the claims as broken down below was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes

Department Heads:

Police Chief, Diana Callen—she said she received a complaint about the parking by the Fire House area. From the Fire House to the corner of Center St., you cannot see East when cars are parked there. Board will look into it and discuss again in April. This is held over.

Old Business: Trustee Castrucci said he is still working on getting Medical Linen demolished.

Local Law #2—Motion to adopt Local Law #2 for enactment was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Community House Floors: A quote was received from Floors by Mike. The quote was for $4000 to do the Auditorium and the kitchen (1600 Sq. Ft.). A motion to hire Floors by Mike to do the work was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. The money will come from the Community House Funds.

Overtime: Deputy Mayor Callahan suggested possibly minimizing hours, work 40 hrs and take time off later for O/T hours, or Create Reserve fd. For O/T

New Business:

Fire Dept. Banquet—board was invited to Banquet on April 22, 2017 at Beardslee Castle. If you want to attend please notify Shannon Whiteman.

Canal Cleanup—This is April 29th, meet at Marina, plastic bags are provided and T-shirts are given to those who participate. There will be a pizza party afterwards. Meet at 10 A.M.

Meeting Dates for April: the clerk reminded the board there is an organizational meeting on April 10th and the Regular meeting is April 18th.

Other:

The 2nd bid has gone out for the Bathhouse at the Marina/Campsite and it is to be discussed at the April Regular meeting. It is due back on April 13th.

Water/Sewer request: someone received a bill and they claim they requested the water to be shut off. They only used 23 cu.ft. Dep. Mayor Callahan asked the Clerk to find out the request date of the shut-off and the last reading prior to the shut-off.

Trustee Colorito asked if the Fire Dept. analysis was based on the Fire Contracts. Answer from Clerk, not entirely, but it had a bearing on it.

A motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 02 21 2017 - 6:15 PM, Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees Martin Callahan, James Castrucci, Gene Colorito and Connie Grant

Also Police Chief, Diana Callen, DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor, William Viciarelli, Codes Officer, Wayne Horender

Public: Christopher Smith, FFA director, FFA members, Laura Littrell, Jacob Battisti, ham Sammons, Casy Watso and Connor Countryman. Also Paul Spencer.

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes.

Public: Chris Smith, director of FM spoke and explained what the proclamation, being presented, was for and he said the local chapter has 20 members. Laura Littrell, president of FFA local chapter said that next week they were doing a coloring contest for the elementary students. Mr. Smith said that FFA is the largest youth oriented group in the USA. Trustee Callahan presented the group with a proclamation.

Legals: The Attorney in regards to the litigation with the Town of Ephratah, he said he submitted to their attorney, a request for information from Ephratah concerning the water transmission lines, acreage, etc for St. Johnsville and Fort Plain. (see attached). He also said he received a letter with a schedule to appear 3/1/17 to present oral arguments to the Judge in regards to the Leffler case.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the Regular Meeting of 1-17-17, Treasurers Report, Investment Report, Police Report, Justice Report, DPW,Water,WWTP Report and Codes Report, was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes. A motion to adopt said consent agenda was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes Audits: Trustee Colorito questioned the light bill for Lyon Place (concession stand at park). He was told the freezer was running as there were items in it. A motion to accept the audits as presented was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Callahan.

Department Heads:

DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor-William Viciarelli- he has started the sewer plant project, DFV drive is $10,100, install valve $4984.76. Mayor told Mr. Viciarelli to take compressor to John Scanlon, also bucket truck and let him work on them. Mr. Viciarelli told the board that Jacque Carter took all the flags off of the poles, refinished the poles and put new flags on.

Police Chief: Diana Callen: She said the Chevy Impala was back in service. The motor repair was covered on the warranty. Also, she said she was awarded a grant through the County in the amount of $2916 for a patrol rifle. She explained that it was hard to do the evaluations of the part-time officers and she was told to use best method for her. She said she had a request from a resident to change the Snowmobile route going to Stewarts. The board said no.

Codes Officer-Wayne Horender: nothing. Trustee Castrucci stated that he was told that possibly EPA was going to take down Medical Linen. They are coming to look at it.

Old Business: see legal's

New Business: Resolution #17-URA money. A motion to accept the resolution as written was made by

Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes   (See attch'd)

American Legion sent letter requesting the board to March or ride in the Memorial Parade. Those who will participate on behalf of Village are Mayor, Trustees Grant and Castrucci. Trustee Colorito will be with the Legion.

Letter from Justice Court stating they will be closing as of 4-3-17 at Noon. The Town Court will take it over.

Sales Tax was presented and it was down appx. $93 from same quarter last year.

Snow and grass agreement-County: A motion to accept the agreement was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Spring and Fall cleanup days presented were 5-18-17 and 9-21-17. A motion to accept those dates was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan.

Overtime discussion: Mayor wants the board to look at the overtime, we have to get a handle on it. Chamber of Commerce would like to use the DPW for the barbecue at Springfest. The board approved it.

Other: The Mayor said he received a quote to do the floors in the Auditorium and Kitchen. This is to sand them down and refinish them. It was for $6,024. Trustee Grant and Callahan. They suggested he get another quote. Try Mike's flooring on Rt. S.

Trustee Callahan asked the board if they wanted to purchase Trees again for the park. Motion to purchase same as last year was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes

Local Law #1 was presented at a public meeting prior to the Regular Meeting. It is a law to add smoking to Code of the Village. A motion to accept Local Law #1 of 2017 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito.

A motion to give money to the Water fund to pay taxes, audits from the UDAG money, was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes

Local Law #2 of 2017 was presented to the board. It is to change the residency requirement for the position of Village Clerk, Village Treasurer or Village Clerk-Treasurer. A motion to present at Public Hearing, Local Law #2 of 2017, was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. Public Hearing will be prior to Regular Meeting in March. (March 201h)

Public: Dawn Lamphere asked if Medical Linen was coming down. Trustee Castrucci said EPA is looking into it.

Fire Contract with Palatine: Clerk is waiting for the contract to be sent back for the Mayor's Signature. Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. So done

Board of Trustees Public Hearing 02 21 2017  - 6:15 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees Martin Callahan, Gene Colorito, James Castrucci and Connie Grant

Also: Police Chief, Diana Callen, DPW/Water/WWTP Supervisor, William Viciarelli and Codes Officer, Wayne Horender

Public-members of FFA

Mayor Barnes called the meeting to order and salute to flag was given.

Attorney Mastromoro explained Local Law #1 of 2017. It was to add "Smoking "to the Code of the Village Of St. Johnsville. Purpose of law is to provide for the public health, safety and welfare of the public and environment from tobacco related litter. (see Local Law attached)

Trustee Callahan asked how the law came about. The Attorney said it was already on the books, this is to amend and add no smoking where children are picked up on bus. No smoking within 25ft. Signs will be placed at all bus stops.

No Public comment

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 01-17-2017  - Community House 6:30 PM

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees Martin Callahan, James Castrucci, Gene Colorito and Connie Grant.

Also: Attorney Norman Mastromoro Public: none

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

The Mayor told the board about the fiber optic project that the school is trying to implement. He said that Mr. Holleran, school superintendent, will speak to the board at a later date. Due to the weather he was unable to attend tonight's meeting.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro said there was no decision made yet on the Leffler case. There was discussion on water/sewer charges for multiple occupied dwellings. The Mayor does not feel we would gain anything by charging each apartment. The board agreed to leave billing as is for now.

The Attorney went on and said he met with Judge Sise on January 3, 2017 and Town of Ephratah. If it goes to Court it would be June 12, 2017. We should have it appraised by 3-31-17. Get it appraised and concentrate on transmission lines. He suggested getting information on Ft. Plain for the appraiser to compare against ours. We could or should do RFP's for appraisers. Attorney Mastromoro would do pre-trail discovery. A motion to have the Attorney continue with discovery proceedings was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

The Attorney presented Local Law #1 of 2017 which pertains to smoking. A motion to adopt for presentation at a public hearing to be held 2-21-17 at 6:15 PM. was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan. All ayes The Mayor asked about the Johnson property up North and the Attorney said it just keeps dragging on. Mayor wants the Attorney to tell him the Board wants it done.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the Regular Meeting of 12-20-16, Treasurers Report, Investment Report, Police Report, Justice Report, DPW,Water/WWTP Report, Codes Report was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Grant, all ayes. A motion to adopt said consent agenda was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes

Audit of Claims---A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Callahan.

Department Heads: none present Old Business—see Legals

New Business: The Mayor asked about the Marina Worker. Trustee Callahan said Greg is still interested. The Mayor suggested we take applications and do interviews. The season is fast approaching.

Mayor was upset that there was a problem at WWTP and he was not informed. Sludge almost went into the river. He should be kept up to date on such matters.

Resolution 14 of 2017—no Village Registration Day. A motion to accept was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes

Resolution 15 of 2017—stating polling place and time polls are open. A motion to accept was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Resolution 16 of 2017—move money from Personnel line in Marina to Unemployment line. A motion to accept was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes

Letter from DOT---They notified the Board that they were working on there request to put a handicap parking spot by the Post Office. They will keep the board in informed of their decision.

Red Cross—they thanked the board for allowing them to use the Community House for their drive and would like to return in the future.

March Meeting—due to the Village Election on March 21, 2017, the Mayor suggested the Regular Board meeting be held on March 28 th instead. A motion to move the March meeting to the 28th  was made by Trustee Callahan and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes

Trustee Colorito asked the Mayor for an update on the Solar Project. Mayor said he has heard nothing yet.

A motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes.

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