November 2019 Meeting minutes


 MINUTES
November 18, 2019

Meeting opened at 7:00 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag.  In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Ian Feulner, Trustee Edward Harvey, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer and Taylor Miles, Maintenance Worker.  Also in attendance was JoAnn Guido.

Approval of the October minutes as members received in written form.  It was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written.

TREASURER’S REPORT 
Checking Account

11/01/19 Balance
General

$144,960.06
Water

$33,082.12
Total Fund

$178,042.18
Trust & Agency

                 $311.95
Savings Accounts      

11/01/19 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve

$2,898.62
Cemetery Capital Reserve

$10,835.29
Unemployment Insurance Reserve

$2,640.29
Water Debt Service Reserve

$20,923.54
Parks & Recreation Reserve

$3,572.91
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res

$238.66
General Fund Savings

$25,015.86
                                               
Water
Taxes
Taxes Unpaid 10/1/19
Water Unpaid 10/1/19

$9,262.66
$16,582.32
Paid in October
$1,560.54
$2,628.47
Billed in October
$112.00
$0.00
Unpaid 11/1/19
$7,814.12
$13,953.85
It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried, to accept the report as given.

DPW

The DPW is working winterizing in the Village.  The cemetery lawn mower has a bad motor.  Taylor Miles to check with Cherry Valley Hardware to see what they have available for a replacement.  Discussion was held about using Taylor Miles’ 4 wheeler to plow the sidewalks this winter when possible.  It takes less time to clear the sidewalks with this and saves time on the snow blower.   Taylor Miles will receive $20.00 per hour for use of his equipment and a new snowplow for a 4 wheeler will be purchased for plowing the sidewalks.  Flowers for next summer will be purchased from Sunnycrest Orchards.

CHIPS REIMBURSEMENT

            The paperwork has been sent in for this year’s CHIPs reimbursement.  The funds should be sent to the Village in December, 2019.

TEMPORARY MAINTENANCE WORKER

            At this time interviews are on hold for this position.  Darvey Bosma has been hired as a Part time maintenance worker to be available as needed until a full time worker is hired.

CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS

            The Christmas decorations will be put up on December 5th and be up until the beginning of January.
UNPAID TAXES

            The unpaid taxes have been sent to Otsego County for reassessment on the Town/County Tax bill.  The Statement of Unpaid Village Taxes was signed by the Mayor and Trustees.

CLIMATE SMART COMMUNITIES

            The Village is now registered as a Climate Smart Community.  A meeting with Amy Wyant of NYSERDA was scheduled for Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10 am.

OTHER BUSINESS  

            Michael Hutcherson from Rose and Kiernan Insurance has the new policy done and will present it at the next Board Meeting.
            There is no date scheduled for the Greater Mohawk Valley Land Bank to begin work at 8 Lancaster Street.   Discussion was held regarding other blighted properties in the Village.  Mayor Guido will contact Attorney Hyde Clarke to see what can be done about these properties.
            Discussion was held regarding proceeding with establishing a Constable position for the Village.  It was decided to not pursue this at this time.

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to make payment on bills and budget amendments and modifications as follows:

General Fund
Ch. #’s 13799-13839
$22,609.28
Water Fund                                             
Ch. #’s 13799-13839
$6,650.43
Total Fund
Ch. #’s 13799-13839
$29,259.71
Trust and Agency Fund
Ch. #’s 1942 & Auto deductions
$3135.90

Budget Modifications
To                                                                    From                                                              
A1450.1                      $480.00                       A1990                         $480.00
A1450.4                      $250.00                       A1990                         $250.00

Budget Amendments
From                                       To                                            To                                             
None

ADJOURNMENT

            The meeting adjourned at 7:40 PM upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried.

Respectfully Submitted,


Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer
November 20, 2019