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Minutes Archive - 2019

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2019 - Jan.15 | Feb.12 | Mar.12 | Apl.01 | Apl.02 |

 

Board of Trustees Public Hearing 2019-2020 Budget April 02, 2019 - 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Straney, Trustees Buckley, Castrucci, Dockerty, and Grant

Public: None

Other: Barb Millington and Jarrod Walrath

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

A motion was made by Trustee Buckley and seconded by Trustee Grant to adjourn the meeting at 7:10. All ayes, motion carried.

Mayor Straney called the regular meeting to order. After some discussion about the budget, a motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Buckley to accept the budget as prepared by Treasurer Millington, All ayes, motion carried, Roll call: Mayor Straney-Yes Trustee Buckley-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes Trustee Dockerty-Yes Trustee Grant-Yes

The Mayor told the Board that he received a letter from the Town of Danube. They will be going out to bid for a Fire Contract.

The Clerk was asked to prepare a report for total expenditures for Fire Equipment Repair for the fiscal year 2017.

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

Next meeting-April 16, 2019 at 6:30 pm

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Board of Trustees Organizational Meeting April 01, 2019 - 6:30 PM Community House

Present Village Clerk Mary Rackmyer, Trustees James Castrucci, Connie Grant, Charles Straney, and Attorney Mastromoro

Public: Kathy Buckley, Amanda, Shannon and Sam Straney, Gene Colorito, Jarrod Walrath and Josh Thomas

The meeting was called to order by the Village Clerk and the salute to the flag was given.

The Village Clerk read the resignation letter of Trustee and Deputy Mayor Straney. She then swore in Charles Straney as Mayor. Mayor Straney then swore in Trustee Grant and new Trustee Art Dockerty. Mayor Straney appointed Kathy Buckley to fill the vacancy of Trustee Straney, which is a one-year term. He then swore her in.

The attached list of appointments was made:

Treasurer-Barb Millington/1-year term, Clerk-Mary Rackmyer /1-year term, Deputy Clerk (Hold), Budget Officer (Hold), Codes Officer-Cliff Dorrough, Fair Housing Officer-Cliff Dorrough and Deputy Mayor-Connie Grant

A motion to accept the attached list of appointments was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried. Roll Call: Mayor Straney-Yes Trustee Buckley-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes Trustee Dockerty-Yes Trustee Grant-Yes

Selections other than appointments were as follows:

*Library Board-David Salvagni (5 Year Term)

*Housing Authority-No One

*Planning Board- Thomas W. Elwood, Robert Failing Ill, Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller-all two-year appointments. 1 seat still open. Motion by Trustee Dockerty and seconded by Trustee Buckley. Al! ayes, motion carried.

*Zoning Board of Appeals-Mike Yezierski and Michael O'Dockerty-both one-year terms. 1 seat still open

Motion by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. *Grievance Board #1-DPW, Water and WWTP (2 Trustees & Village Clerk)

Trustees Grant, Castrucci and Mary Rackmyer (1 Year Terms)

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

Trustees Dockerty and Buckley and Mary Rackmyer (1 Year Terms)

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

*Official Newspaper-Recorder. Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried.

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

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

Motion by Trustee Dockerty, seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

*Selection of Roberts Rules-Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Buckley. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Resolutions passed are as follows:

*Mileage Allowance-$.58 per mile. Motion by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Mayor Straney-Yes Trustee Buckley-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes -  Trustee Dockerty-Yes Trustee Grant-Yes

*Designation of Depositories-NBT Bank, St. Johnsville and Adirondack Bank, Little Falls Motion by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Buckley. All ayes, motion carried.

Roll call: Mayor Straney-Yes Trustee Buckley-Yes Trustee Castrucci-Yes

Trustee Dockerty-Yes Trustee Grant-Yes

*Advance Approval of Claims-Motion by Trustee Castrucci, seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried. Roll Call: Mayor Straney-Yes Trustee Buckley-Yes All ayes, motion carried, Roll call: Mayor Barnes-Yes        Trustee Castrucci-Yes

Trustee Castrucci-Yes           Trustee Dockerty-Yes           Trustee Grant-Yes

*Next Organizational Meeting-April 6, 2020, 6:30 pm at the Community House. Motion by Trustee Grant, seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried.

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

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting March 12, 2019 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: Dawn Lamphere, Sharon Fuller and Jeannette Cretser

Also: Shannon Countryman, Frank Erno, Cliff Dorrough and Jarrod Walrath

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

Public-Nothing

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Shannon Countryman told the Board that the generator for the Tower Truck has been

repaired. It was a wiring issue. She also reminded the Board about the Fire Department's Annual Banquet on April 27th at the Beardslee Castle. The Fire Department would like to file for a 501-c, as they are only an association currently, for fund raising that will need Board approval. The attorneys will work out the details. She was asked to get an estimate for tire prices and the number that will be needed to be replaced.

DPW: Jarrod told the Board that patching of potholes will begin this week. He ordered the Ferris Zero Turn from Clinton Tractor. He showed the Board a "Proposed Entry" form for homeowners to sign if entry is needed to their property. The attorney will give his opinion on it at the next meeting. He has been informed that the new LED lights will be installed next week and will take approximately five days to complete. Police: No one present

WWTP: Frank told the Board that Mike Kardash has sent in his application for the WWTP exam.

Codes: Cliff reported that he has been working on getting sidewalks shoveled. There was discussion about unplated and unregistered vehicles and how many are allowed on a homeowner's property. Attorney Mastromoro will get samples of Local Laws and bring back to the April meeting. The 2017 and 2018 State reports are finished, but he can't do the 2016 report as he has no information. The lack of this report should not be a concern for the State. He will also be in touch with the homeowners that border 39 Monroe St, which will be torn down, about the driveways which will need to be utilized for the demolition.

Marina: No one present

Treasurer: No one present

Public: Shannon Countryman expressed her concern about residents parking by the police station and the possibility that the ambulance may not be able to exit as the driveway is narrow. DPW was instructed to put up a temporary no parking sign there. That brought up a discussion about who plows and paints the parking spots in front of Kinney's and the Laundromat.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro explained that a Special Use Permit needs to be issued by the Zoning Board of Appeals before a building permit is to be issued to Solar Liberty. The permit would be to the Village for Public Utilities. Solar Liberty has until 6/30 to finish installation of the panels. Trustee Castrucci made a motion to allow Deputy Mayor Straney to sign the application. Trustee Grant seconded the motion, all ayes. Motion carried. The attorney also told the Board that he gave forms to the Clerk that need to be filled out and returned so that the Village can get their money from the Reaney Trust.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to accept Resolution No. 2 of 2019, which asks Assemblyman Santabarbara and Senator Amedore to propose special State legislation allowing three part time officers over the age of 35 to sit for the next Montgomery County Civil Service exam and for the Village of St. Johnsville to employ any one, or all, of these officers full time, provided there exists no other viable applicant on the eligible list. All ayes, motion carried. Roll call: Deputy Mayor Straney-Yes, Trustee Castrucci-Yes, Trustee Colorito-Yes and Trustee Grant-Yes. Mayor Barnes-Absent.

A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito to adopt the Bond Resolution for a total of $110,000.00, which includes $99,350.00 to purchase a dump truck and $10,650.00 to purchase a lawn mower. All ayes, motion carried.

Deputy Mayor Straney informed the Board that he received a letter from the OESJ School concerning the soccer field land. After some discussion, it was decided that the Attorney Mastromoro speak with the school attorney and get more clarification.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 2/12/19 Regular Meeting, DPW, WWTP, Police, Codes and Treasurer's 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 $70,781.49 was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $ 61,493.19

Cemetery Fund: $0.00

Marina Fund: $363.39

Water Fund: $2,201.57

Sewer Fund: $6,723.54

Old Business-There was some discussion about the disillusionment of the Combined Board of Health. The attorney will provide the Board with a letter of opinion on the matter. The matter of the monies left in the account was the bone of contention. If was felt that the money should stay in the account until the end of the fiscal year.

New Business: The American Legion extended an invitation to join the Memorial Day parade on May 27th

A ceremony will follow at the Legion dedicating the Memorial Park with memorial benches and bricks. There will also be a free lunch provided. The Clerk updated the Board on the 2019 Police Charger. It should be ready by March 31. After discussion concerning the annual contract with Cummins Sales and Service for the WWTP, it was decided to cancel the contract. Checking of the equipment can be handled in house or by a local business.

Other: None

Public: None

Trustee Castrucci made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Grant 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.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci. All ayes, motion carried. Next meeting - April 1, 2019 6:30 pm-Organizational

April 2, 2019 6:30 pm-Public Hearing (2019-2020 Budget)

April 16, 2019 6:30 pm-Regular Meeting

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting February 12, 2019 - 6:30 PM Community House.

2/12/19 Board of Trustees Regular Meeting 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: None

Also: Shannon Countryman and Jarrod Walrath

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 Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to approve Local Law #1 of 2019 (Administration and Enforcement of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code in the Village of St. Johnsville) for enactment. The Clerk is to complete filing. All ayes, motion carried.

Department Heads:

Fire Department: Shannon Countryman asked about disposing of the old lights. She explained that the generator on Tower #1 is not working and it will be needed by April 1. She will work with Jarrod to see if the old one from Engine 1 would work, and to get someone to look at it to find out if it can be repaired. She also told the Board that the Fire Department received matching grant for $1,500.00 through DEC. They will get brooms, hand tools and backpacks. There will be OSHA training classes on 2/16/19.

DPW: Jarrod told the Board that the starter on the 2001 had to be fixed. He also gave the Board prices through Amazon for pressure regulators for the campers at the Marina. The cost is $23.98 per regulator, 28 sites and 3 extras brings the total to $743.38.

Police: No one present

WWTP: No one present

Codes: No one present

Marina: No one present

Treasurer: No one present

A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 6:30 pm to discuss the 2019-2020 budget. All ayes, motion carried.

After some discussion concerning the dissolution of the Consolidated Board of Health it was decided to table the matter until there are agreeable terms about the monies left in the account. The motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Colorito. All ayes, motion carried.

Legals:

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 1/15/19 Regular Meeting, DPW, WWTP, Police, Codes and Treasurer's 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 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 $246,992.15 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $ 202,399.00

Cemetery Fund: $376.20

Marina Fund: $242.99

Water Fund: $33,535.44

Sewer Fund: $10,438.52

Old Business-There was some discussion about the Marina Rules and Regulations. It was decided to table the changes until next month.

New Business: The County presented an amended Agreement for Snow Removal. The dates were changed from 2019-2021 to 2019-2020. A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant to accept the Agreement. All ayes, motion carried.

The Clerk informed the Board that the sales tax for the 4th quarter was $49,463.56.

the bid opening was held on February 7' for the 2019 Ford F550 with plow and salter. The bids were as follows: Browns Ford of Amsterdam    $97,378.30

Fuccillo Ford of Nelliston $97,379.00 and Carbone Utica Ford $99,378.30

The Clerk was informed by Attorney Mastromoro that all bidders were contacted about the color of the vehicle color and there was no discussion about the bid price. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Grant to accept Browns Ford of Amsterdam's bid of $97,378.30. All ayes, motion carried.

A letter was given to the Board from Martha Mancini (The Gallery) as she was not able to attend the meeting. Her concern was the snow removal on Main St. The Board accepted her letter, and the issues will be discussed.

Other: None
Public: None

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

*Trustee Straney made a motion to allow Chief Callen to purchase a radio for the Tahoe and to accept the gifted vehicle. Trustee Castrucci seconded, all ayes, motion carried.

The Mayor thanked the Board and department heads for all their cooperation during his terms as Mayor.

Motion to adjourn was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Straney. All ayes, motion carried. Next regular meeting will be March 12, 2019 at 6:30 pm.

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Board of Trustees Regular Meeting January 15, 2019 - 6:30 PM Community House

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

Public: Sharon Fuller, Jeannette Cretser and Dawn Lamphere

Also: Nancy Downing, Cliff Dorrough, Jarrod Walrath, Frank Erno and Chief Diana Callen

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

Public-Dawn Lamphere informed the Board that there will be another Community Conversation meeting on January 3111, at 6:30 to be held at the Community House.

Legals: Attorney Mastromoro discussed the issue of identity theft. Trustee Straney told everyone that he had met with Mang Insurance and there was some discussion concerning raising the limit of coverage and umbrella. The Town has resolved to dissolve the Combined Board of Health. He also discussed proposed Local Laws land 2 of 2019, which concerned regulating alarm devices in the Village and the NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes. Mayor Barnes made a motion to adopt Local Law #1 (NYS Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Codes) for presentation at a public hearing to be held February 1211 and 6:15, Motion was seconded by Trustee Straney, all ayes, motion carried. Cliff said that he would handle getting the 2016-18 reports finished.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 12/18/18 Regular Meeting, Police, DPW, WWTP, and Treasurer's reports was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney. 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 $ 78,584.50 was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried. They were broken down as follows:

General Fund: $50,854.79

Cemetery Fund: $126.84

Marina Fund: $682.42

Water Fund: $16,778.14

Sewer Fund: $8,142.31

Department Heads:

Fire Department: No one present

DPW: Jarrod told the Board that he needs a printer

Police: Chief Callen explained that one of the new recruits will not be staying with the Village. She also asked for approval for Raymond Renzi to attend a course in Police Supervision to be held 2/25-3/15/19 at a cost of $600.00. A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney to allow Raymond Renzi to attend the Police Supervision course. All ayes, motion carried.

WWTP: Nothing

Codes: Cliff will present a list of charges for building permits at the next meeting.

Marina: No one present

Treasurer: The Treasurer will meet with the Board to discuss the budget on January 28th at 5:30 pm.

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

New Business: *The Clerk presented the names for poll workers for the March 19 election. Trustee Grant made a motion to accept Judy Swartz, John and Joan Lewandowski as poll workers. Trustee Castrucci seconded, all ayes, motion carried. Trustee Straney told the Board that the Land

Bank is preparing specs for 3 W. Main St. *The Board discussed the Town's resolution to dissolve the Consolidated Board of Health. The Town would like all monies to be returned to them. After some discussion, a motion was made by Trustee Castrucci and seconded by Trustee Straney, that the Village of St. Johnsville concurs with the Town of St. Johnsville to dissolve the St. Johnsville Consolidated Health District and requests that the monies being held by the District Treasurer be shared equally between the two (2) municipalities. Roll Call: Mayor Barnes-Yes, Trustee Castrucci-Yes, Trustee Colorito -Yes, Trustee Grant-Yes, Trustee Straney -Yes Motion carried. The Clerk will send a copy to the Town. *The Mayor showed proposed pictures of Main St. done by the Main St. Grant study.

Other: None
Public: None

Trustee Grant made a motion to go into Executive session to discuss personnel. Trustee Straney 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.

*Trustee Grant made a motion to accept the changes to the Chief Callen's Employment Agreement, which include holiday pay, hours of work and hourly pay. Trustee Straney seconded, all ayes, motion carried. *A motion was made by Trustee Castrucci to increase Mike Kardash's pay from $11.10 to $14.00 per hour. Trustee Straney seconded, all ayes, motion carried. *A motion was made by Trustee Straney and seconded by Trustee Grant that the Village Attorney draft a letter to the Oppenheim­Ephtratah-St. Johnsville Central School District confirming the approval of this Board of Trustees for the District to conduct survey, SEQR, and other minimally invasive procedures on a pre-determined position of the 3.60 +1- acres of Village owned tax parcel 9.06-2-13 for the sole purpose of assisting in the continuation of sale-purchase negotiations between the two (2) entities.

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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