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The Village Board of St. Johnsville

Minutes Archive - 2020

(The Data below is for General Information only, it has has been corrected as best we can for obvious Misspellings and Typos.

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2020 - Jan.21 |

 

 

Board of Trustees Regular Meeting - January 21, 2020 - 6:30 PM Community House

Present: Mayor Straney, Trustees: Kathy Buckley, Connie Grant, Arthur Dockerty, James Castrucci.

Public: Bill VanGorder, NBT Insurance Representative

Also: Fire Chief Chris Weaver, Assistant Chief Shannon Whiteman, Superintendent Jarrod Wairath, WWTP Operator Frank Erno, Police Chief Diana Ca!!en, Code Enforcement Officer Cliff Dorrough, Treasurer Brandon Loren

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

Department Heads:

Fire Department: The heater core in the ladder truck has been replaced and is functioning. There were new tires put on Engine 6 as the existing tires evidenced sidevyall failure. The OSHA training is Saturday January 25th February 3 r Fire Department personnel will be given

physicals as required. Fire trucks will be getting the annual inspection as required. Report submitted.

DPW: The DPW did painting and lettering to the 2014 Dump Truck, undercoating on the pick-up and the new truck prior to being placed into service. The water leak was fixed on Monroe Street, and all snow was removed on Main Street, the Community house, and Kinney's. Report submitted.

WWTP: Frank discussed the cameras at the WWTP which are up and running providing real time reporting to WWTP personnel. Report submitted.

Police: Three officers who worked shifts for the Village have been hired as full time officers in a Police Department that will not allow them to fill part time shifts for the Village. Report submitted.

Codes: Cliff had one permit for Kingsbury Ave. Seven properties issues are progressing in court. St. Johnsville grocery that burned is on the to do list to discuss with the owner what the next action should be taken. At the ZBA meeting two variances were accepted and one was tabled awaiting further input from the applicant. Businesses that have 100+ occupancy require a Fire Inspection to be done once a year and we should pursue the introduction of a local law. No report.

Marina: Letters were sent out to the seasonal campers. There was more discussion about FEMA and building on the flood plain. No one present, no report.

Treasurer: Brandon discussed that all reports, excluding Retirement, have been completed. QuickBooks will be switched to Enterprise. The Village was refunded the monthly employee fee and half of the yearly payment as well. The W2's had to be calculated half from KVS and the other half from QuickBooks. This made the task difficult and time consuming. The AUD is close to being completed from Read Accounting. Report submitted.

Dog Census-No one present, no report.

Cemetery-No one present, no report. Discussion of generating and sharing new rules and regulations for the Cemetery before commencement of Cemetery opening in Spring 2020.

Public: Bill VanGorder from Mang Insurance discussed the Insurance policies and coverages of the Village.

Legals:

Other: A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Dockerty for the approval of the fire contract #1 for Fire Protection with the Town of Danube. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Dockerty and seconded by Trustee Castrucci for the approval of the fire contract #2 for Fire Protection with the Town of Danube. All ayes, motion carried.

Consent Agenda: A motion to create a consent agenda consisting of the minutes of the 11/19/19 Regular Meeting, DPW, WWTP, Police, Codes and Treasurer's reports was made by Trustee Buckley and seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried.

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

Audit of Claims: A motion to accept the claims as presented to the Board as approved to the Board by the Treasurer, in the amount of $79,940.81 was made by Trustee Buckley and seconded by Trustee Dockerty. All ayes, motion carried. The claims are broken down as follows:

 

 General Fund: $44,876.68

 

 Cemetery Fund: $0.00

 

 Marina Fund:$804.22

 

 Water Fund: $23,356.43

 Sewer Fund: $10,903.48

New business: There were letters sent out to the employees that worked at the Cemetery and Marina in 2019 to reapply for these positions. The fee for the Code Enforcement Officer physically going to a property to look for any code violations will be a $20.00 fee. If a company requires any paper copies, or a letter typed up from said findings either faxed, emailed, or mailed, it will also be a $20.00 fee before sending said item.

A motion was made by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Buckley to approve John & Joan Lewindowski and Judy Swartz to work at the March 18, 2020 Village Election. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion was made by Trustee Dockerty and seconded by Trustee Dockerty to approve the Kayak Resoiution MOU #3 of 2020. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to go into executive session was offered at 8:26 PM by Trustee Dockerty and seconded by Trustee Grant to discuss personnel at the DPW. No action taken.

A motion was made at 8:41 PM by Trustee Grant and seconded by Trustee Castrucci to come out of executive session. All ayes, motion carried.

A motion to adjourn was made at 8:44 PM by Trustee Dockerty and seconded by Trustee Grant. All ayes, motion carried.

Next meeting- February 18th at 6:30 pm

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