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The Village Board of St. Johnsville

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 |


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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