November 2013 Minutes


November 18, 2013

The meeting was opened by Mayor Flint at 7 p.m. In attendance was Trustee Louis Guido, Trustee Edward Harvey, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy Johnson, Attorney Dennis Laughlin, Interim DPW Superintendent David Hajczewski, employee Todd Hull, JoAnn & Jessica Guido, Susan Miller, Andy & Judith Carson, Mr. Dana Dawson, IMT President and several of his employees.


The first item on the agenda was the approval of the minutes, as sent to all board members in written form.

It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, and unanimously carried,

RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written.


Checking Account 11/1/13 Balance

General $ 142,969.69

Water 16,270.99

Total Fund 159,240.68

Trust & Agency 270.90

Savings Accounts 11/1/13 Balance

Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,889.81

Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,139.71

Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,170.64

Water Debt Service Reserve 24,495.33

Parks & Recreation Reserve 8,873.19

Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 233.37

Unpaid Water Unpaid Taxes

Unpaid 10/1/13 $ 8,893.95 $ 20,111.78

Paid in October 413.31 3,856.43

Billed in October 80.83 -0-

Unpaid 11/1/13 $8,561.47 $16,255.35

After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.

Board members signed an affidavit of returned taxes to the county, amount to be returned $16,255.35.

Moody Bill – Water Fund

The Clerk presented a bill from Moody and Associates, Inc. which she questioned. The village already paid the company $13,079.08, which was $2,173.08 over estimate (but covered by our insurance in the amount of $9,960.00). This new bill is in the amount of $6,750.33 and appears to be double billing on some items besides way over estimate.

After discussion, it was decided that the bill will not be paid at this time. Trustee Lou Guido will contact the Moody Association regarding this unexpected bill.

CEMETERY – Bench Foundation

Mrs. Carson explained that she will be purchasing a bench in the spring, to be used as a headstone on their cemetery lot. She would like to have the foundation (with bench) placed on her property when it is completed, then re-locate the foundation and bench when the time comes. The bench has spaces in each ends for cremation urns. Board members agreed the foundation may be used at the Carson property, and then they may have it moved to the village cemetery at such time as needed. Mrs. Carson will contact the Clerk in the spring with the size and any other details as needed.


Mrs. Miller told the board that she has applied for a grant to the Pomeroy Association to purchase two (blue) state historical signs to be placed in the village. One would go near the gazebo, which is the end of the turnpike and the other by the cemetery, near the site of Fort Alden.


Mrs. Miller informed the board that there will be a psychic fair held on April 12, 2014 at the Community Center.


Mr. Dana Dawson, President of Integrated Medical Technologies (IMT) gave a presentation of what his company is all about. Mr. Dawson brought several of his employees as well as many items that they make to further explain his business, which will be moving into Cherry Valley, construction expected to begin in June 2014. He has purchased the Alverson, Lancaster Street property.


Further discussion was held regarding the proposed law regulating tall grass and weeds. After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

RESOLVED to pass Local Law #1, 2013, a Local Law regulating the height of tall grass, weeds, poisonous or harmful vegetation.

The Clerk will send the law to the Department of State and it will become effective 30 days from that time.

DPW - Tractor Quotes

Interim Superintendent Hajczewski brought two quotes to the board to review. The quotes are for tractors to replace the 1999 Kubota B2400 Tractor. Prices ranged from $8,000.00 to 12,270.00.

After discussion, board members decided to table the matter to a later date.


Trustee Guido is working on wording for the signs. Mayor Flint will get a foam board for the signs.


Attorney Laughlin (Planning Board Chairman) explained the Site Plan is about half done and they want to make sure this is the way the board wants to go with the plan. Board members agreed to this draft.


After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried,

Resolved, to make payment on bills as follows:

General Fund Ch #’s10421 - 10464 $24,214.44

Water Fund " 6,600.95

Total Fund $30,875.39

Trust & Agency Fund, Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement Ch #’s 1795 - 1796 $2,105.98


It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried to close the meeting at 9:20 pm.

Respectfully Submitted,

Dorothy E. Johnson,


November 27, 2013