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Minutes Archive - 2018

(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)

 

2018 - Jan.16 | Feb.21 | Mar.20 | Apl.03 | Apl.09 | May 15 | May 24 | Jun.19 | Jul.17 |

| Aug.2 | Sep.18 | Oct.16 | Nov.20 | Dec.11

 

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 12/11/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: Sharon Fuller and Dawn Lamphere

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

Public-Dawn Lamphere informed the Board that she had some 2019 Erie Canal Corridor Calendars. She also said that the Tree Lighting went well, even though the numbers were down.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 11/20/2018 Regular Meeting, Police, DPW, WWTP, Codes, and Treasurer's reports was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Grant 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 $94,739.42 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito, All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $52,705.66

Cemetery Fund: $558.79

Marina Fund: $5,337.22

Water Fund: $2,307.93

Sewer Fund: $33,829.82

The Mayor told the Board that almost all the LED lights at the firehouse have been changed out.

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present

DPW: Jarrod explained that the salt bins are full. He also told the Board that the Salter engine is now working and a manhole on Main St. had been fixed. He was told that the fire hydrants and sewer need to be flushed every six months.

Police: Things are going well. No issues.

WWTP: Frank will be doing Mike's evaluation on Wednesday.

Codes: No one present

Marina: No one present

Treasurer: No one present

Old Business-Trustee Straney made a motion to go with CIS for the Firefighter Cancer insurance. Trustee Grant seconded, all ayes. Motion carried.

The Mayor reminded everyone to bring their suggestions about the Marina Rules to the February meeting.

New Business: *The Clerk presented the bids for the 2019 Dodge Charger. Only one bid was received, from Fuccillo Chrysler of Nelliston. The bid was $39,530.00. After some discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to accept Resolution #5, the bid from Fuccillo for the 2019 Dodge Charger. All ayes, motion carried.

Roll Call: Mayor-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes Trustee Colorito-Yes

Trustee Grant-Yes Trustee Straney-Yes

*The Board discussed the Consolidated Board of Health. Financing is done through the Town budget and collected with the Town taxes for both Village and Town. Dissolving the Board of Health was discussed. If it were to be dissolved the Village Board would become the Board of Health. The Town will be discussing the same matter at their next meeting. The Clerk gave the amount of the Mortgage Tax from the County for the period of 4/1-9/30/2018. The amount was $3,394.63. The Clerk also, told the Board that the election for Mayor and two Trustees will be held on March 19, 2019. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by the Mayor to use the Community House as the polling place and hours to be from noon until 9pm. All ayes, motion carried. She also told them that the first day to pick up petitions is January 02, 2019.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro told the Board that he is still waiting for the final approval from National Grid so the Solar Project can move forward. He also has been in touch with Bill Van

Gorder with NYMIR to find out if they are satisfied with the Village's policies. Storage of electronic data (email, cell phones and voice mails) are very important. There was discussion concerning the purchase of a new dump truck. The attorney presented Resolution #6 which standardizes the need to purchase a Ford dump truck with plow and spreader. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept the resolution. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept Resolution #7 which accepts the specs for the truck as prepared. All ayes, motion carried.

Other: None
Public: None

Trustee Straney made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Colorito seconded, all ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to return to the regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

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

Next regular meeting will be February 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 11/20/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: Katrina Caring!, Sharon Fuller, Dawn Lamphere and Jeannette Cretser

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

Public-Nothing

A Motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to purchase Office equipment totaling $6,871.00 to be paid from the reserve account and have the treasurer increase the building equipment line. All ayes, motion carried

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro explained that there is one letter to be sent to National Grid and the Solar Project will be complete. Start date is by or before June 30, 2019. He then introduced a model Sexual Harassment Policy from the State. After some discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito to adopt the policy. All ayes, motion carried. He then brought up the Firefighters Cancer Insurance, Trustee Straney informed the Board that there was a meeting with Mang Insurance today concerning that topic. He shared some information and the Board decided to wait another month to act on it.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 10/16/18 Regular Meeting, Police, DPW, WWTP, Codes, Treasurer's, and Marina reports was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. 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 $77,593.46 was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $40,871.63

Cemetery Fund: $11,976.05

Marina Fund: $11,065.87

Water Fund:  $3,198.85

Sewer Fund: $10,481.06

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present

DPW: Jarrod explained that the 2001 Dump Truck had been repaired and the salt bins are full. He also told the Board that he and Mark Trombetta had attended the required water class and have received the books for the home study course. The Christmas decorations are up, we are getting the Christmas tree from Quackenbush. Denise and Chris LaCoppola will be decorating it on Sunday

Police: No one present

WWTP: No one present

Codes: No one present

Marina: No one present

Treasurer: No one present

New Business: Sales tax this quarter was $51,748.90. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to sign the agreement with the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint WWTP for two years at a cost of $0.045 per gallon. All ayes, motion carried. New Marina rules were distributed and the Mayor asked all Trustees to look it over and have there suggestions ready for the February meeting.

Other: A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney change the dates of the December meeting to 12/11, the February meeting to 2/12 and the March meeting to 3/12. All ayes, motion carried. Fire Chief Weaver gave the attorney and Mayor a copy of the Town of Mohawk's Local Law for Alarm Systems to look over, Trustee Straney explained to the Board why Mang Insurance is suggesting we use ESIP for the firefighter cancer Insurance. They are closest to the law and we also have other insurance with them.

Public: Dawn Lamphere told the Board that the Tree Lighting will be held on December 2nd at 6 p at the lot on the corner of Main and S. Division Sts. She also informed the Board that the Chamber

will be holding "A Community Conversation" on January 9, 2019 at the OESJ High School Auditorium at 6:30 pm. The goal is to begin building consensus in an effort to move the community forward positively and productively.

Trustee Grant made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Castrucci seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to return to the regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to increase Raymond Renzi's pay from $18.00 to $22.00 an hour and Stephen Ferraro's pay from $18.00 to $19.00 per hour. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Next regular meeting will be December 11th at 6:30 pm.

Board of Trustees Public Hearing-Utilizing Money for Office Equipment 11/20/2018 - 6:15 PM Community House

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

Public: None

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

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 10/16/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Frank Erno-WWTP, Jarrod Walrath-DPW Public: Kathy Buckley, Katrina Caringi, Joe Carter, Mariah McDaniel

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

Public-Katrina Caringi told the Board and the police that she appreciated all the work that was done concerning the Mikala MacVilla case. She also questioned the address for the Village's website, as she was having trouble accessing it. The Clerk gave her the correct address to use. She had questions about the upcoming elections. She and Mariah McDaniel expressed their concern for the safety in the Village. They were assured that the police were doing all they can. Chief Callen also told everyone that the police Facebook page was not working and told everyone not to use it.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 9/18/18 Regular Meeting, 10/3 Emergency Meeting, Police, DPW, WWTP, Codes, Treasurer's, and Marina reports was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Grant 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 $136,300.41 was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $122,467.99

Cemetery Fund: $239.91

Marina Fund: $3,459.23

Water Fund: $7,967.52

Sewer Fund: $2,165.76

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present.

DPW: Jarrod was asked about the pickup of yard debris. The Board suggested that the Clerk put in the paper that yard debris will be picked up until November 30th or the first accumulating snowfall. If residents have an abundance of yard debris, they should call the DPW garage and ask for a truck. He will be storing the new LED lights at the firehouse. He was asked to check the Christmas lights early in case he needs to order some new ones. He was also asked to have the urns at the Community House removed.

Police: Chief Callen told the Board that it might be a good idea to budget some money for a future significant issue, such as we had with the missing girl.

WWTP: Frank informed the Board that the comminutor was not working, but they were using a bypass for the time being.

Codes: No one present.

Marina: No one present.

Treasurer: No one present

New Business: Kathy Buckley raised an issue with the Trunk n Treat that the fire department wants to hold at the ballfield. She said with the field being wet, and cars driving on it, the field would be damaged. After some discussion, Trustee Straney made a motion that the fire department not use the field. Motion was seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro explained Resolution No. 2-which is for the purchase of a new police vehicle and the reasoning for purchasing a Dodge. Trustee Straney made a motion to go out to bid for a Dodge Charger with police package options. Motion was seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Straney to have the Mayor sign the Memorandum of Lease, Acknowledgment of Assignment and Amended Lease for the Solar Project. Trustee Grant seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.

Other: Billy Viccarielli, Mark Trombetta and Jarod Walrath will be attending the lab course in Hoosick Falls on October 20 After some discussion about the cost of materials and having paid for some employees to take the course, a motion was made by Trustee Straney for new hires to pay for the materials and upon licensure, the Village will reimburse them the cost of materials. Trustee Colorito seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.

The Town Planning Board will hold a public hearing on 10/30 at 7 pm concerning their Solar Energy System.

Trustee Straney made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Grant seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to return to the regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

The Board discussed a resident's request to amend their water bill. After the discussion, Trustee Straney made a motion that the Clerk contact the homeowner and ask what they are willing to pay if the meter is not sent out to be tested. The offer will be brought back to the Board at the next meeting with no penalties. The Clerk has checked the reading after the billing and it appears that the meter is working. Trustee Grant seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried. Next regular meeting will be November 20th at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 09/18/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Cathy Anderson & Grace DeWaal Malefyt-Marina, Frank Erno­WWRP, Jarrod Walrath-DPW

Public: Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller, Robert Smith, Kathy Buckley, Katrina Caringi, Joe Carter, Carrie Caringi, Anne Mekeel, Tony Susi, Barbara Susi, John Lull, Pamela Wozniak, Mike Battisti (Borderline Excavating), L. Wozniak, Lia Murrero, Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty), Douglas Cole (Prime Engineering), Cheryl Fillekes, Shelly Arduini, Don Schoff

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

Public-Anne Mekeel and Katrina Caringi had a list of questions concerning Nestle. The Mayor and Board explained that only permission to do a survey was given and they have not received a report yet. Mr. Smith stated that Nestle would put up money for an independent study. They also asked if the Village could do an independent survey. They were told yes, but they would have to pay for it. They were also told that down the road there would be a public hearing to inform the community on the progress.

The Soldiers and Sailors Park was discussed. The contractor and engineering firm were able to answer questions concerning the flat top of the wall. Mr. Cole explained that it would protect the underlayment.

The Mayor asked Mr. Smith why the Board was not invited to his St. Johnsville 2023 meeting. He also said that the letter contained unfavorable language directed at the Chamber's president and the Village Mayor and Board and he was very upset about it. Mr. Smith thanked him for his opinion.

The American Legion was praised by the public for their work on the park next to their building. The Mayor discussed some of the work being done around the Village. The Main St. grant, new lights at the ball field and the dirt being changed on the infield were some of the things reported. The Land Bank is taking over 3W. Main St. with intentions of bringing it back into compliance with codes and making improvements to the downstairs (commercial) and the upstairs (residential). The house on 37 Monroe St. will be demolished.

Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty) explained that they were close to construction on the solar panels. There was discussion about a Removal Bond for the end of the Agreement to take down the panels. He also explained that there would be an amendment to the Purchase Power Agreement to cause an increase in the price of the electric from $10.50 to $10.65 per watt and an additional $1,500.00 per year. He said that the next step would be to contact National Grid and the financing company. It was suggested that the Village put NYMIR on notice that the solar panels should be in place by the end of Spring.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 8/21/18 Regular Meeting, Police, Treasurer's, Marina and Codes reports was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci 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 $240,139.15 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $131,772.65

Cemetery Fund: $378.96

Marina Fund: $50,110.73

Water Fund: $30,558.29

Sewer Fund: $27,217.04

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present

DPW: Jarrod went over his report and discussed work orders, what has happened during the month and what was planned for the upcoming month.

Police: Chief Callen told the Board that her only issue at this time is staffing. She is having problems filling all shifts.

WWTP: Frank informed the Board that Mike Kardash has passed all three of his exams and he will be eligible to take the final exam in March 2019.

Codes:

Marina: The ladies are asking everyone to slow down and keep to the speed limit. They have also given the Mayor a "wish list". The Mayor will meet with them to get their input on a letter that will be distributed to the campers before they leave for the season.

Treasurer: No one present

Old Business: joint Planning Commission-The following names were put up for seats on the Commission-Dawn Lamphere, Thomas Elwood (Yes), Robert Bergen, Christine Clark,

Dina Brundage and Robert Failing Ill. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to submit the names to the Town. All ayes, motion carried.

New Business: The Village Clerk read a Resolution approving the opening of a bank account with Kinderhook Bank and approving signatories to the account  A motion to accept the resolution was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

Roll Call: Trustee Castrucci-Yes  Trustee Straney-Yes Trustee Colorito-Yes

Mayor Barnes-Abstained

Trustee Straney discussed the issue with grass clippings and yard debris left at the curb. He states that it makes more work for the DPW guys. He wondered lithe biodegradable bags would be a good fix. It was decided to leave things as is for now.

Village Clerk Rackmyer explained to the Board that our codes book has not been updated in more than ten years and had a quote from General Code to do the update. The cost would be between $1,935.00 and $2,355.00. The Board would like to wait and review it.

The Mayor explained that the air conditioner is leaking in the Village office and asked Trustee Castrucci if he would look and it and see if he could fix it as opposed to paying someone to do it.

Dawn Lamphere told the Board about a Community Conversation that will be having a meeting. The forum would be two facilitators to discuss concerns and visions for the community. She will update the Board when there is a definite time and place.

Trustee Castrucci made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss employment issues and Solar Liberty. Trustee Colorito seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to return to the regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito to approve the Resolution to Approve the Corrective Subdivision and Combination of Tax Parcels 8.52­3-23, 8.52-3-46.2, 8.52-3-47.22, 8.52-3-47.1, 8.52-3-13 and 8.52-3-12. All ayes, motion accepted.

Attorney Mastromoro will clarify with Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty) a question about taxes.

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

Next regular meeting will be October 16 at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Emergency Meeting 08/02/2018 - 6:00 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees Gene Colorito, Connie Grant and Charles Straney, and Chief Diana Callen

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

There was a discussion of the Joint Comprehensive Plan Commission. It was decided that everyone was to think of some people that would want to be on the Commission from the Village. There are to be five from the Town and five from the Village. Trustee Grant made a motion to accept the Joint Commission and Trustee Colorito seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

Chief Callen advised the Board about the hiring of an SRO at the high school. The high school would be responsible for wages and supplies. She also told the Board that Tom Oare will be the SRO at the elementary school. She is favor of hiring Donald Van Duesen, an ex-Chief of Police from Gloversville,

The Mayor made the following appointments-Donald Van Duesen, Kevin Collins and Vincent Grainer. A motion was made by Trustee Straney to appoint Mr. Van Deusen as the SRO at the high school. The motion was seconded by Trustee Colorito, all ayes, motion carried. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept the hiring of Kevin Collins and Vincent Grainer. Trustee Grant seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney to increase the seasonal price per site at the Marina by $100.00. Trustee Colorito seconded, all ayes) motion carried. A letter will be delivered to all the campers at the Marina informing them of the price increase of $100.00 per site. The increase will take effect in 2019. The Mayor and Trustee Straney will hand deliver the letters.

Trustee Grant made a motion to hire Randall Conrad at the DPW at $14.00 per hour with the understanding that he will get his water certification and his CDL permit. His start date will be August 21. Trustee Colorito seconded, all ayes, motion carried, Trustee Grant also made a motion to hire Jarrod Walrath as DPW Supervisor with a salary of $40,000.00 per year. He already has his CDL and would require no benefits. Trustee Colorito seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried. His start date will be August 13.

Prices are needed for the catch basin on Averill St. Horender, Green Pines and Paraskeva will be asked.

Chief Callen is getting a package together for a new police car.

There was discussion about the age of the vehicles at the DPW. They range from five years to 21 years. The Treasurer will be asked how to purchase some new equipment and getting bids for a truck in January or February of 2019.

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

There was an extension granted on the installation of the solar panels. They will be installed in 2019.

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

Next meeting is to be held August 21, 2018.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 07/17/2018 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Cliff Dorrough-Codes, Cathy Anderson & Grace DeWaal Malefyt­Marina

Public: Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller, Jeannette Cretser and Kathy Buckley

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

Public: Dawn Lamphere-thanked the Mayor and Board for their help with the 100 + bicyclists that came through the Village.

Legal: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that he will be recording a second deed to the 3.6 acres from Mr. Bergen. The transfer will be recorded Wednesday, July 18th, There

was also a discussion about the end of the 25-year agreement as to the cost of removal of the panels for the solar project. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to have the Mayor sign the deed and lease agreement. All ayes, motion carried. The Attorney and Chief Callen discussed the issue of trailers parking on the street for extended periods of time. At this point it was decided to try to handle it privately. There was some discussion about the consent to terminate the trusts with Bank of America.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 6/19/18 Regular Meeting, Police, DPW, Treasurer's and WWTP reports was made by Trustee Grant 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 $127,114.50 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $98,157.19

Cemetery Fund: $174.97

Marina Fund: $12,528.12

Water Fund: $1,173.78

Sewer Fund: $15,080.44

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present

DPW: Nothing

Police: Chief Callen told the Board that there are several officers leaving which leaves limited availability for coverage. She has new officers that are in training but won't be available for some time yet. There will also be additional invoices for expenses to be incurred.

WWTP: No one present

Codes: Cliff reported that there was a structure fire on Kingsbury Ave. and he has issued several building permits.

Marina: It was reported that there are 26 seasonal and only 2 transit sites.

Treasurer: All thought that the new layout was very good.

Old Business: Joint Comprehensive Plan Commission was tabled.

New Business: The Mayor explained that there would be additional $1,300.00 needed to complete the Firehouse Light project. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to increase the amount for the project by $1,300.00. All ayes, motion carried.

The County auction was discussed. There needs to be a notification of code violations. Trustee Straney asked for suggestions to the Work Order Form Request. He will be sending it to the County to be printed.

Trustee Straney made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss DPW personnel. Trustee Castrucci seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to the regular meeting. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken.

Trustee Grant made a motion to increase Mark Trombetta's hourly wage from $11.15 to $14.25. Motion was seconded by Trustee Castrucci, all ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to place an employment ad as discussed for DPW. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Next regular meeting will be September 18 at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 06/19/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Frank Erno, WWTP and Cliff Dorrough, Codes Public: Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller, Jeannette Cretser and Kathy Buckley

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

Codes Officer Dorrough informed the Board that he is sending out citations, building permits are being done, and he will be sending letters concerning lawns not being mowed.

Public: Sharon Fuller voiced her concern over a property on Kingsbury Ave. that has dog feces on the property and an open pool with no fencing and will be filing a complaint.

Kathy Buckley asked about building permits and trailers parking on the street for more than 24 hours.

Legal: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the Town of Ephratah tax proceeding is on hold. The judge has signed the solar project judgment and he will finalize all paperwork. There was also a discussion about the end of the 25-year agreement as to the cost of removal of the panels. It was suggested that the Village apply to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a special permit to operate a public entity. There is no news about the officer residency special legislation. After some discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant not to contest the disillusionment of the MRML Reformed Church and the Village trusts with the legal fees to be pro-rated between all trusts. All ayes, motion carried.

New Business‑ Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 5/15/18 Regular Meeting, 5/24/18 Public Hearing, 5/24/18 Year End Meeting, Police, Treasurer's Reports and Investment Schedule was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented by the Clerk, in the amount of $36,108.85 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $28,279.73

Cemetery Fund: $0.00

Marina Fund: $2,161.90

Water Fund: $895.72

Sewer Fund: $4,771.50

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one Present

DPW: Nothing

Police: Chief Callen told the Board that Sergeant Battisti resigned effective 5/31/18.

WWTP: Frank Erno asked the Board's permission to send Mike Kardash to Morrisville for WWTP classes. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to sign Mr. Kardash up for the classes. All ayes, motion carried. Frank also asked the Board to have the fire truck moved.

Codes: Nothing

Marina: No one present

Old Business: The Board looked over the three-year history of a water/sewer bill. Trustee Straney made a motion and it was seconded by Trustee Castrucci to adjust the 9/18 bill to $400.00 with a letter that this is a one-time adjustment and will not be made again. All ayes, motion carried.

New Business: The Treasurer reported that she is working on the NYS Comptroller's Audit and the prior year audit. Mayor Barnes explained about a Kayak Project Grant. It would be a free grant that would place a kayak/canoe rack at the Marina and could be used for storage for a fee. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to apply for the grant. All ayes, motion carried.

Other-There was some discussion about the Chain of Command that was found by Trustee Colorito. It was decided that it was fine the way it is. Mayor Barnes appointed Barbara Millington as Treasurer to fill the remainder of the vacated term which ends 04/01/19. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept the appointment. All ayes, motion carried.

Public:

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the Flood Plain Law #3 of 2017 would be resent to the State. The Attorney also presented a Resolution to approve the subdivision of tax parcel 8.8-1-1.121. Trustee Grant made a motion to accept the subdivision and Trustee Castrucci seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Next regular meeting will be August 21 at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Year End Meeting 05/24/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: None

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

New Business: Treasurer Crouse reported to the Board concerning transfers of monies to the different accounts, encumbrances that were done and the 35% of the fire contracts to the Fire Department that needed to be done at the end of the year. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant authorizing the Treasurer to make necessary year end budget adjustments. All ayes, motion carried. There was discussion about the Reaney trust. The bank wants to close the accounts with the closing costs being taken from the trust. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to bill the individual funds for supplies, equipment rental and office work. All ayes, motion carried. Jack Carter is retiring on May 31st. He would like to come back and work for the Village. He will be instructed to fill out all new paperwork.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the Town would like to enter into an agreement with the Village for a "St. Johnsville Joint Comprehensive Plan Commission" to study town-wide planning considerations. Supervisor Stagliano will be drawing up a "Mission Statement".

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney to adopt Local Law #1 of 2018 for enactment. Roll call: Mayor Barnes-Yes, Trustee Grant-Yes, Trustee Colorito-Yes, and Trustee Straney-Yes. All ayes, motion carried.

The Board received a letter from a resident of the Village concerning her Water/Sewer bill. After some discussion, it was the Boards consensus that they need to see the history of the account. The Village Clerk will gather three years of history and bring back to the Board for the June 19th meeting.

At 7:15 pm a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to go into executive session to discuss DPW and office personnel. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito to return to the regular meeting with no action taken. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Board of Trustees Public Hearing - Local Law #1 of 2018 05/24/2018 - 6:15 PM Community House

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

Public: Robert Smith

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

Public: Mr. Smith had some questions concerning the purpose of the Local Law. Mayor Barnes explained that it was for the tax levy in excess of the limit if necessary.

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

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 05/15/2018 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, and Codes Officer-Cliff Dorrough

Public: Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller, Jeanette Cretser, Jonathan Swank, Tricia Swank The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given.

Public: Jonathan Swank wants to build a lean-to on his property. His building permit has been rejected by the Codes Officer and was told that he was told to contact the Zoning Board of Appeals to get a variance.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the legislation to appoint from outside the Village is in the Assembly and is moving forward. The Commendation is concluding, and the attorneys are working out the details concerning the money. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to remove $6,500.00 from the Contingency Account and place and retain the money in the Combined Account for the eventual payment of the appraised value of 3.624+/-1 acres of Holcomb land designated for the Solar Liberty Energy Systems, Inc. solar project. All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Mayor Barnes-Yes, Trustee Castrucci-Yes, Trustee Straney-Yes, Trustee Colorito-Yes, Trustee Grant-yes. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to adopt for presentation at a public hearing to be held on May 24th at 6:15 pm Local Law #1 of 2018 to exceed the property tax limit. All ayes, motion carried. Trustee Straney made a motion, that was seconded by Trustee Castrucci to resubmit Local Law #3 of 2017 - Flood Prevention Damages. All ayes, motion carried.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 4/17/18 Public Hearing, 4/17/18 regular meeting, and Treasurer's and Codes Report, and Investment Schedule was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito. 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 $36,108.85 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $ 28,279.73

Cemetery Fund: $0.00

Marina Fund: $2,161.90

Water Fund: $895.72

Sewer Fund: $4,771.50

Department Heads

*Fire Department: Nothing

*DPW. Nothing

*Police: Appling for ballistic vests

*WWTP: Nothing

*Codes: No news about 3W. Main Street, Upper Mill needs to be boarded up to cover tunnels and holes, and the old Central Hotel has been sold.

*Marina: Nothing

Old Business: Nothing

New Business: The Mayor appointed Mary Rackmyer as Registrar of Vital Statistics on a motion by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried. Fuel Bids-a motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept Mirabito for propane-three (3) years, heating oil, gas, and diesel. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to accept the tax warrant if it does not exceed $705,608.00. All ayes, motion carried. There was discussion about the Charitable Gifts Reserve Fund, and it was decided to table a decision until the next regular meeting. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to accept Resolution #38 between the Village and County for Control of Grass and Brush on County Roads beginning June 1, 2018 and ending May 31, 2019. All ayes, motion carried. A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Straney to hire Nancy Downing to replace Chelsea Albers in the front office. All ayes, motion carried. The Board looked into the request of a Village resident to amend their water bill. It was decided not to amend the bill. The Marina has a "wish" list and were told to get prices on the items. A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to hire Liam Sammons if there is a job opening between July 9 and August 31. All ayes, motion carried.

Trustee Grant made a motion to go into executive session and was seconded by Trustee Castrucci to discuss DPW and Office personnel. All ayes, motion carried. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to regular meeting. No action taken.

The Mayor read a letter of resignation from Treasurer Karen Crouse effective June 8. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept the resignation and Trustee Grant seconded. 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 will be a Public Hearing May 24, 2018 at 6:15 pm

Year End meeting will be held May 24, 2018 following Public Hearing

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Board of Trustees Special Meeting 04/09/2018 6:30 PM Community House

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

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

Public: Attorney Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty), Attorney Greg Dunn (Bergen) *Attorney Lavoie spoke about the configuration of the property for the solar panels and the possibility of giving Mr. Bergen an easement to the property. *Attorney Dunn told the Board that Mr. Bergen may develop the adjoining property for solar, that he wants legal access to the property and that he is willing to pay for the survey to modify the property.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to go into executive session to discuss possible pending litigation concerning the solar project. All ayes, motion carried. No decision was made.

*A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to the special meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci instructing Attorney Mastromoro to send a letter to Attorneys Lavoie and Dunn concerning the discussion in executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

*A letter was received for the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce inviting the Mayor and Board to ride in the parade on May 12th•

*The Chamber is also asking for a donation of $35.00 to sponsor the 30' annual Towpath Trail Run on May 12th A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to donate $35.00 for the Towpath Run, All ayes, motion carried.

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

*Next meeting is to be held April 17th, 2018.

Board of Trustees Organizational Meeting 04/09/2018     6:00 PM Community House

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

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

The attached list of appointments were made:

Deputy Clerk, Budget Officer, Codes Officer, Fair Housing Officer and Deputy Mayor A motion to accept the attached list of appointments was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

Selections other than appointments were as follows:

*Library Board-Nancy Stowell (5 Year Term)

*Housing Authority-William Meier (5 Year Term)

Motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney, All ayes, motion carried.

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

Trustees Colorito, Straney and Mary Rackmyer (1 Year Terms)

*Grievance Board #2-All depts. not covered under Board #1 (2 Trustees & Police Chief)

Trustees Castrucci, Grant and Chief Callen (1 Year Terms)

*Harassment Committee-Trustee Colorito and Chief Callen (1 Year Term)

*Official Newspaper-Times/Telegram. Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

*Official Bank - NBT St. Johnsville-Motion by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried

*Time/place for regular meetings-3rd Tuesday of month/6:30 pm at Community House

Motion by Trustee Straney, seconded by Trustee Coloritio, All ayes, motion carried.

*Selection of Roberts Rules-Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Straney.

*Approve Bonding - Clerk, Treasurer, Deputy Clerk, Mayor and Village Trustees. Motion by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

Resolutions passed are as follows:

*Mileage Allowance-$.55 per mile. Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Mayor Barnes-yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes

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

*Designation of Depositories-NBT Bank, St. Johnsville and Adirondack Bank, Little Falls Motion by Trustee Colorito, seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Mayor Barnes-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes Trustee Colorito-Yes Trustee Grant-Yes Trustee Straney-Yes

*Advance Approval of Claims - Motion by Trustee Straney, seconded by Trustee Colorito.

All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Mayor Barnes - Yes, Trustee Castrucci - Yes, Trustee Colorito - Yes, Trustee Grant - Yes, Trustee Straney - Yes

*Next Organizational Meeting-April 1, 2019, 6:30 pm at the Community House. Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried.

Motion to adjourn by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Coiorito. All ayes, motion carried.

 (meeting continued) Board of Trustees Special Meeting  04/09/2018 6:30 PM Community House

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

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

Public: Attorney Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty), Attorney Greg Dunn (Bergen) *Attorney Lavoie spoke about the configuration of the property for the solar panels and the possibility of giving Mr. Bergen an easement to the property. *Attorney Dunn told the Board that Mr. Bergen may develop the adjoining property for solar, that he wants legal access to the property and that he is willing to pay for the survey to modify the property.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to go into executive session to discuss possible pending litigation concerning the solar project. All ayes, motion carried. No decision was made.

*A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to the special meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci instructing Attorney Mastromoro to send a letter to Attorneys Lavoie and Dunn concerning the discussion in executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

*A letter was received for the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce inviting the Mayor and Board to ride in the parade on May 12th.  The Chamber is also asking for a donation of $35.00 to sponsor the 30th. annual Towpath Trail Run on May 12 th. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to donate $35.00 for the Towpath Run, All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to adjourn the meeting. All ayes, motion carried. *Next meeting is to be held April 17, 2018.

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Board of Trustees Special Meeting  04/09/2018     6:30 PM Community House

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

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

Public: Attorney Paul Lavoie (Solar Liberty), Attorney Greg Dunn (Bergen) *Attorney Lavoie spoke about the configuration of the property for the solar panels and the possibility of giving Mr. Bergen an easement to the property. *Attorney Dunn told the Board that Mr. Bergen may develop the adjoining property for solar, that he wants legal access to the property and that he is willing to pay for the survey to modify the property.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to go into executive session to discuss possible pending litigation concerning the solar project. All ayes, motion carried. No decision was made.

*A motion was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to the special meeting. All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci instructing Attorney Mastromoro to send a letter to Attorneys Lavoie and Dunn concerning the discussion in executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

*A letter was received for the St. Johnsville Chamber of Commerce inviting the Mayor and Board to ride in the parade on May 12th•

*The Chamber is also asking for a donation of $35.00 to sponsor the 30' annual Towpath Trail Run on May 12th A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to donate $35.00 for the Towpath Run, All ayes, motion carried.

*A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to adjourn the meeting. All ayes, motion carried. *Next meeting is to be held April 17th, 2018.

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Board of Trustees Special Budget Meeting 04/03/2018    6:00 PM Community House

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

Also: Karen Crouse-Treasurer Public: None

The meeting was called to order by Mayor Barnes and the salute to the flag was given. Public: None

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro discussed the situation with the cemetery. He researched the possibility of turning it over to the Town and found that there would be a lot of hoops to jump through to do it. Trustee Straney asked the Clerk to make a list of burials in the last two years to find out how many people buried were from the Town. It was also suggested that letters be sent concerning revision of the trusts for perpetual care to allow for use of more of the money. Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that he has a conference with Judge Sise about the land for the Solar Project. The Holcombs have been served the papers about the property. He had nothing new to report about the Town of Ephratah and the water lines.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney to accept the Resolution for Borderlines' bid to repair the Soldiers and Sailors Park cobblestone wall at a cost of $84,750.00 for furnishing all work, labor and materials. The motion was seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Colorito to accept the Resolution for Determination the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Park Improvements Project Consists of Type II Actions Under the State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA). Trustee Straney seconded the motion. All ayes, motion-carried. Roll-Call: Mayor Barnes-Yes- Trustee Colorito- Yes

Trustee Grant-Yes Trustee Straney-Yes

Trustee Straney made a motion to hire Cathy Anderson and Grace Malefyte at the Marina. The motion was seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

After some discussion concerning ordering topsoil for the ball field. Trustee Grant made a motion to order the topsoil from Longhorn at a cost of $1,280.00 from the Village and $1,000.00 from the Town. Trustee Straney seconded the motion. All ayes, motion carried.

The Board discussed the budget and the only change is as follows: $5,000.00 is to be added to the Soldiers and Sailors Park maintenance line. Trustee Straney is to check on the additional insurance for the fireman beginning 01/01/2019. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept the motion

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

Organizational meeting to be held April 9, 2018 at 6pm. Public hearing on budget to be held April 17 at 6pm. Next regular meeting will be April 17, 2018.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting  03/20/2018 6:30 PM Community House

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

Also: Chief Callen-Police, Frank Erno - WWTP, Cliff Dorrough-Codes and Karen Crouse-Treasurer

Public: Kathy Buckley, Dawn Lamphere, and Robert Smith

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

Public: Dawn Lamphere, on behalf of the Chamber. She informed the Board that the annual Springfest will be held on May 10-12 with a parade and the 30th. anniversary of the Towpath Run. She also thanked everyone for their support of the Flapjacks and Fairytales pancake breakfast.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro informed the Board that the court date for 3/19 had been adjourned until 4/6 in order for another paper to be filed concerning the Solar project. The Clerk will send a copy of the 2/21 minutes to the Town showing the motion to accept a combined Town/Village Comprehensive Plan. He also explained that he has sent a letter to Senator Amedore and Assemblyman Santabarbara requesting special legislation allowing the Village to appoint its Codes Enforcement Officer and Dog Control Officer from the entire State and allowing the Village to become an agency for the licensing of dogs through the office of the Village Clerk.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 2/21/18 regular meeting, and Police report was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Castrucci 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 $62,915.75 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $45,766.83

Cemetery Fund: 1,566.40

Marina Fund: 8,832.07

Water Fund: 3,626.76

Sewer Fund: 3,123.67

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Nothing

DPW: Nothing

Police: Officers have been taking online courses offered by NYMIR, the Impala has been

repaired several times, and the department has been working with the County

and local schools concerning school safety.

WWTP: Mike Kardash has been hired to replace Tyler Curtis.

Codes: No news about 3W. Main Street or the Upper Mill.

Marina: Nothing

Old Business: Nothing

New Business: *The Fire Department will hold their annual banquet and induction of officers on May 5th at Beardslee Castle. Hors D'oeuvres & cocktails at 5 pm and dinner at 6pm. *Karen explained a program to replace lights at the firehouse and marina with LED. The work would be done by Wolberg Electrical Supply with an approximate cost of $2,468.79 for the firehouse and $786.81 for the marina. A motion was made to go forward with the new lights at the above prices by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

*The Chamber is looking for sponsors for the Spring fest booklet. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant for a 1/2 page ad at the cost of $80.00. *We received the balance of 2017-2018 Village taxes from the County in the amount of $63,607.02.

*Deputy Mayor Straney discussed working on a Work Order form.

Other- Karen informed the Board about the different grants that the Village is working on. The work on the old bathhouse and laundry at the Marina will by starting soon, the Solar project will be in place by fall, the park grant has been approved, the bid opening for the Soldiers and Sailors park was held today, the new bathrooms and possibly the grandstand at the park are being worked on, and finally, the WWTP grant has been approved and waiting on financing. Public: Nothing

Deputy Mayor Straney asked to go into executive session to discuss personnel. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to go into executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to regular meeting. No action taken.

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

Organizational meeting to be held April 9, 2018 at 6 pm. Next regular meeting will be April 17, 2018.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 02-21-2018 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Bernard Barnes, Trustees Charles Straney, James Castrucci, Gene Colorito, Connie Grant Also: Police Chief, Diana Callen

Public -Dawn Lamphere, Robert Smith, Carmen Licari, Donald Schoff, Alex Countrymen, Jenette Kretser, and Sharon Fuller

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

Public: Carmen Licari spoke on behalf of the American Legion Baseball Organization. He said that the ball field needs a lot of work, it is hazardous to the kids. He would like the Village to donate money for the repair of the infield. The Chamber and the American Legion will help also. The Mayor explained to Carmen about the Grandstand grant that was submitted and rejected. It is being re-submitted. He stated that on March 1, he has a meeting with Megan Phillips of Dept. of State, Village Engineers (McDonald) and the grant writer and the Mayor stated that if there is money left over from the current park project, he will try to let the state allow us to use it for the infield. Carmen said he would buy the sod, Village grade and scrape it. The Mayor said he will call the County and see if they will come and help us, then the Town can donate money instead of equipment. Carmen told the Mayor to wait until March 10 th. and he will get back to him. Carmen then asked the Mayor why the lawn at the ball park is only mowed every two weeks. The Mayor responded, that is no true, the DPW goes there every week. Trustee Grant stated that her son plays ball and last year the field was not always mowed, it was a mess. Mr. Schoff stated that that the culverts by the Railroad tracks is always getting plugged up causing the field to flood. The Mayor said the Village does not own beyond the fence, it may be Town or Manikas or both.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro told the board that the proceedings with Town of Ephratah are still on hold. In regards to the Eminent Domain issue, he has been in touch with Holcombs attorney (State Farm Agency), we can't agree with anything. I have been working on this since 1/16 with no luck, on 2/20 I filed in County Clerk's Office. On Tues, I will file petition in Court and serve to interested parties (see attached). The 4/16 date to go to Court has been moved to 03/19/2018. A motion to have the Mayor sign resolution #32 for Eminent Domain for 3.624 acres was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes. The Attorney went on to state that the Village should be aware of residency of appointed officials. You cannot go beyond County without an act of legislature. Clerk, Treasurer, Codes Officer and Dog Control Officer cannot go by Local Law, has to be a specific act. Sometimes the Court will allow anyone in NYS. The process is a motion by board, request a letter for special act of legislature, send to (Santa Barbara and Amedore). A motion to request special act of legislature for Codes Officer, Dog Control Officer, Collector of fees for animals to allow any resident of the State to hold Office, was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All Ayes.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the Minutes of the Regular Meeting of 01-16-2018, Police Report, was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes A motion to adopt the said consent agenda was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes

Claims: A motion to accept the claims in the amount of $56,098.50 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes Claims were broken down as follows:

General Fund $41,921.88

Cemetery $0

Marina $1,820.11

Water $3,516.74

Sewer $8,839.77

Department Heads:

Fire Department-Alex Countrymen: The fire truck, now called Engine 1 is in service and responding. The Mayor asked if the old truck had been removed. Also remove any small equipment you are not going to use. Put Truck by the DPW garage. You cannot sell anything unless it is deemed by the Village Board as no longer of Village use.

DPW: nothing WWTP: nothing

Police Chief Diana Callen: She said that the Impala is in the garage again for repair. Trustee Straney asked if the cameras were in Cellect. Chief Callen said that Officer Ferraro is in charge and is speaking with Steve Trembly. The Chief said she is still working on the price of a new vehicle.

Codes Officer, nothing

Old Business:

1 Dog Control-On hold until April Meeting.

2 Ice/Snow Contract: Motion to accept the contract was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. Board was polled and all ayes.

New Business:  

A Fire Dept.—The Fire Dept. would like to use the Park ball field from 08/13/2018 - 08/31/2018 for the Fair. A motion to allow the Fire Dept. to use the ball field for time requested, however, they are to rope off the area of the infield so no one drives or walks on it.

B Historic Meeting—The meeting concerning the Historic District in the Village has been rescheduled

Other- Town of St. Johnsville would like us to join with them to work on a Comprehensive Plan that would benefit both Town and Village. (see attch'd). It would join residents of both places to work on a plan for the future. We would need a Municipal Agreement. A motion to inform the Town we are interested in pursuing a committee to work on this was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes.

The Mayor requested to go into executive session to discuss police personnel. Motion to go into executive session for personnel matters was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci,

The board left at 8:10 PM. A motion to leave executive session was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. They returned to regular meeting at 8:30 PM.

The board voted to adjust the contract with Chief Callen. The contract for the Chief is to be 2% per year unless the Cost of Living increase for the calendar year is greater than 2%, in which case the increase would equal the Cost of Living. A motion to allow the Mayor to sign the amended contract for the Chief upon final review of counsel was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting  01 16 2018  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, Cliff Dorrough-Codes

Public: Sharon Fuller, Dawn Lamphere, Robert Smith, Jeannette Cretser, Mat Rapacz, Jessie Ravage and Emilie Gould

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

Public: Emilie Gould, on behalf of the NYS Division of Historic Preservation, along with Jessie Ravage informed the Board about the progress of the grant. Letters are being sent to homeowners explaining the process. Emilie will be holding an informational meeting here at the Community House on February 7th.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro brought a resolution to the Board about the solar project. Trustee Straney made a motion to accept the Eminent Domain Law Proceedings and Trustee Castrucci seconded. All ayes, motion carried.

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

The attorneys for 1 and 3 W. Main Street will be meeting to see if there is a way to transfer the property without the Village getting involved.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 12/19/17 regular meeting, 12/28/17 public hearing and special meeting, Treasurer's, Investment, Police and Codes reports was made by Trustee Colorito and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adopt said Agenda was made by Trustee Colorito 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 $109,533.32 was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $ 63,741.52

Cemetery Fund: $500.

Marina Fund: $819.80

Water Fund: $33,464.21

Sewer Fund: $ 11,007.79

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Nothing

DPW: Water break on Averill St. fixed.

Police: Parking issues on Main St. by the American Legion-will work with the attorney

WWTP: Nothing

Codes: 3W. Main and the old Central Hotel have been placarded, lead issue at 19 E. Liberty and he discussed NYSERTA and the possible monies for improvements to municipal buildings.

Marina: Nothing

Old Business: Nothing

New Business: Dog Control Officer-steps to take to be able to do licensing in the Village. First, a special act of the legislature. Fines and licenses would stay in the Village.

*Resolution #31, contract with the County for snow and grass was tabled because the wording in the contract is for snow only. It will be corrected and brought back to the next meeting.

*Pool fill cost. At the present time, the Village charges homeowners $.02 per gallon. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci to raise the rate per gallon to $.05 and charge a flat rate of $40.00. Trustee Colorito seconded the motion, all ayes, motion carried.

Public: Dawn Lamphere suggested the Village use different approaches to inform residents of changes, upcoming events, etc. It was decided that Bob Smith work with the Clerk to do press releases.

Jeannette Cretser thanked the DPW and fire department for their cleanup of ice and working on the creek to stop flooding on William St.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to go into executive session to discuss personnel. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Colorito to exit the executive session. All ayes, motion carried. No action taken

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to return to regular meeting.

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to increase Chris Walter's hourly wage from $12.80 to $14.25 beginning 1/22/18. All ayes, motion carried.

Trustee Grant made a motion to adjourn. Trustee Straney seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting is to be held February 20, 2018.

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