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Minutes Archive - 2017
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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.
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
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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