April 2021 Meeting Minutes

 MINUTES

April 19, 2021

 

Meeting opened at 6:30 PM by Mayor Guido with the Pledge to the Flag. In attendance were Mayor Louis A. Guido, Trustee Edward Harvey, Trustee Ian Feulner, Amy Herr, Clerk-Treasurer, Linda Bouck, Deputy Clerk-Treasurer, Taylor Miles, DPW Superintendent and Hyde Clarke, Attorney.  Also in attendance were Michael Nelson and Planning Board Members Cierra Utter, Stephen Thomas, Ashlee Cornelia, Wendy Reich, Dave Cornelia and Bill Compton.

 

Approval of the March minutes and Organizational Meeting 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.

 

Motion made by Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried to open the Public Hearing on Local Law #1 of 2021, Abandoned Property Law at 6:31 PM.  Attorney Clarke reviewed the history of the law and made suggestions for some modifications to be made.  He stated that the previous referral to the county is good for this modification of the law.  The Board agreed to the changes that were suggested by Attorney Clarke.  There were no other comments or concerns addressed.  Motion made by Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to close the Public Hearing at 6:50 PM.

 

TREASURER’S REPORT 

 

Checking Account

 

04/01/21 Balance

General

 

$116,105.78

Water

 

$38,370.14

Total Fund

 

$154,475.92

Trust & Agency

 

                 $367.96

Savings Accounts      

 

04/01/21 Balance

Water System Repair Reserve

 

$2,899.46

Cemetery Capital Reserve

 

$10,838.33

Unemployment Insurance Reserve

 

$2,640.97

Water Debt Service Reserve

 

$20,929.49

Parks & Recreation Reserve

 

$3,573.92

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res

 

$238.72

General Fund Savings

 

$25,034.64

                                               

Water

Taxes

Taxes Unpaid 3/1/2021

Water Unpaid 3/1/2021

$12,030.19

$0.00

Paid in March

$2,048.18

$0.00

Billed in March

$84.00

$0.00

Unpaid 4/1/2021

$10,066.01

$0.00

 

It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried, to accept the report as given.

 

ABANDONED PROPERTY LAW

 

            Motion made by Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried,

            RESOLVED that Local Law #1 of 2021, Abandoned Property Law be passed as amended.

 

PLANNING BOARD

 

            All members of the Planning Board were sworn in and signed their Oath of Office.  They were all given a copy of the Village Sexual Harassment Policy.

 

 

DPW

 

            DPW Superintendent Miles reported that he is meeting this week with Nate Waterfield to check on trees in the Village that need to be trimmed or removed.  The DPW will be flushing hydrants on April 22nd and have begun sweeping streets.  The streets and sidewalks will be checked to see what ones need to be repaired with the CHIPs money this year.

 

ELECTION

 

            The election was held on March 16, 2021.  Louis Guido was elected as Mayor and Edward Harvey was elected as Trustee.  Both terms are until March 31, 2025.

 

BUDGET

 

            No further amendments to the budget were requested.  Motion made by Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried to approve the 2021-2022 budget as presented at the Budget Hearing.

 

TAX REPORTS

 

            The Constitutional Tax Cap and Tax Limit reports have been submitted as required.

 

TRAINING

 

            Request has been made for DPW Superintendent Miles and Dave Hajczewski, backup water system operator to attend a webinar training offered by New York Rural Water on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 to obtain continuing education credits for their water licenses.  Motion made by Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Feulner, unanimously carried to approve payment for this training.

 

OTHER BUSINESS

 

            Michael Nelson asked about planting trees between the sidewalk and street.  He was advised that the village will not be doing this at this time.  If he wants to plant a tree he should check with National Grid on the recommended trees that will not interfere with the power lines.  He also asked if the village was going to reseed that area where the excess dirt was removed a few years ago.  DPW Superintendent Miles advised that the village will be reseeding where necessary.  Michael Nelson also inquired if during the spring there would be additional days that brush would be picked up as he has a large amount to be picked up.  Mayor Guido advised that if it would be easier for him that arrangements can be made to have the dump truck left at his house over the weekend for him to load his own brush and then it would be picked up on Monday morning.

 

            Jon Ackerman may have money to donate through his job at Walmart.  This will be reviewed with him further to see if the donation can be made to the village.

 

AUDIT OF CLAIMS

 

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

 

General Fund

Ch. #’s 14523-14574 & EFT#12 & 13

$13,347.01

Water Fund                                            

Ch. #’s 14523-14574 & EFT#12 & 13

$5,697.08

Total Fund

Ch. #’s 14523-14574 & EFT#12 & 13

$19,071.09

Trust and Agency Fund

Ch. #’s 1966 & 1967 & Auto deductions

$2,840.06

 

 

Budget Modifications

To                                                                    From                                                              

A5132.4                      $2000.00                     A5187.2                      $2000.00

Budget Amendments

From                                       To                                            To                                             

None

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

            The meeting adjourned at 7:16 PM upon motion of Trustee Feulner, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried.

 

Respectfully Submitted,

 

 

Amy S. Herr, Clerk-Treasurer

April 20, 2021