May 19, 2014
The meeting was opened by Mayor Kevin J. Flint at 7 p.m. In attendance were Trustee Louis A. Guido, Jr., Trustee Edward A. Harvey, Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy E. Johnson, Attorney Dennis B. Laughlin, Interim DPW Superintendent David R. Hajczewski, and Mr. & Mrs. Justin Carley & family, Debbie Ellis, Alice Hurwitz, David Cadwalader, & Jim Pendleton.
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 Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, and unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to dispense with the reading of the minutes and approve as written.
Checking Account 5/1/14 Balance
Total Fund 59,962.88
Trust & Agency 577.03
Savings Accounts 5/1/14 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,890.23
Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,141.35
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,171.41
Water Debt Service Reserve 24,498.95
Parks & Recreation Reserve 8,481.55
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 233.41
Unpaid Water Unpaid Taxes
Unpaid 4/1/14 15,883.27
Paid in April 3,845.07
Unpaid 5/1/14 12,038.20
After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.\
Another discussion was held regarding the unhealthy, over abundant population of cats on Maiden Lane which extends onto Main Street. Several more pictures of the cats, some with six in one small area and some with very sickly looking cats were presented to the board.
Mayor Flint said he has tried getting help from various agencies with no success. It is obvious that one of the owners (Mrs. Dibble) of the cats is doing nothing to rid of the situation and the matter must be taken care of. After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, the village will hire a trapper to catch the cats and re-located them. The owner will be charged for expenses.
In response to a letter from Attorney Laughlin, Mr. Pendleton attended the meeting to show that his cats are vaccinated and neutered. He said he presently has six cats. He will put collars on his cats so they are recognizable and not taken by the trapper.
Board members agreed that a cat regulation law may be needed for the village. Guidelines will be worked on for said regulation.
Trustee Guido reported that he has not been successful in getting lower rates and that National Grid owns the light poles so only their lights would be allowed on those poles.
It was decided to replace the sidewalk in front of the Clapper, Lancaster residence, continuing on up the street. Mr. Collins, Hamilton had requested a new sidewalk on his street. Board members said this will be taken care of in the future. Superintendent Hajczewski said he plans to begin sidewalk work at the beginning of June.
CEMETERY – Lot Sold, Deed Signed to:
Jeanne Faliveno – 18 Grave Lot, Section b2, Lots 123 a-f, 124 a-f, 127 c & d, 128 c-f.
USDA CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLIANCE
The Clerk met with a representative from the Rural Development, Schoharie office, certifying the village is in compliance of the civil rights law due to the water project loan/grant requirements on May 15, 2014. This is required every three years.
NYS ENVIRONMENTAL FACILITIES CORPORATION – Sewer System
The Clerk has submitted the update application to the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation in order to keep the village on the project list, should it be wanted/needed in the future.
Mayor Flint will get prices to pave Montgomery Street.
AUDIT OF CLAIMS
After review by the board, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded Trustee Guido, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED to make payment on bills and transfer appropriations as follows:
General Fund Ch #’s 10683 - 10721 $14,190.26
Water Fund " 3,085.13
Total Fund $17,275.39
Trust & Agency Fund, Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement Ch # 1811 - 1812 $259
Transfer of Appropriations
A1640.4 $ 798.22 A1990.4 $ 798.22
A7111.4 1,731.47 A1990.4 1,731.47
F8320.4 79.19 F1990.4 79.19
F8330.4 126.36 F1990.4 126.36F8340.4 4,116.68 F1990.4 1,400.11
Upon advice of Attorney Laughlin, it was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, to go into executive session to discuss possible litigation and employment issues.
Adjourn Executive Session
It was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, agreed to close the Executive Session at 8:50 pm
The meeting adjourned upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido at 8:55 pm.
Dorothy E. Johnson
May 28, 2014