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The Village Board of St. Johnsville

Minutes Archive - 2019

(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)

 

2019 - Jan.15 | Feb.02 |

 

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting February 02, 2019 - 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 Trusteee 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 saltier. The bids were as follows: Browns Ford of Amsterdam            $97,378.30

Fuccillo Ford of Nelliston $97,379.00

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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