November 2014 Minutes

MINUTES November 17, 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. and Laughlin, Interim DPW Superintendent David R. Hajczewski. MINUTES 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. TREASURER’S REPORT Checking Account 11/1/14 Balance General $156,784.84 Water 25,582.42 Total Fund $182,367.26 Trust & Agency $504.68 Savings Accounts 11/1/14 Balance Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,895.65 Cemetery Capital Reserve 10,824.49 Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,173.19 Water Debt Service Reserve 22,502.29 Parks & Recreation Reserve 8,482.85 Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res 233.45 James Wait Basketball Court Fund $3,675.19 Water Taxes Unpaid Taxes 10/1/14 Water billed 10/1/14 10,681.08 21,241.26 Paid in October 150.40 3,508.45 Billed in October Unpaid 11/1/14 9,720.28 17,732.81 Returned to County Board members signed the affidavit of uncollected taxes to go back to Otsego County for collection. After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried, RESOLVED, to accept the report as given. CEMETERY Tree Removal Attorney Laughlin has notified the Cannon family that they may have the trees taken down as long as they have proof of liability insurance, they take responsibility for any damage to the grounds of stones, the trees are not dropped into the cemetery, and the trees are cleared out of the cemetery after they are removed. Nothing has been heard back from the Cannon’s to date. Lot Sold, Deed Signed to Donna James – One grave lot, C, 70 a. Price List Review Board members reviewed the present price list for lots and burials and decided to increase some of the prices at the annual meeting in April. A discussion was held regarding the non-resident status. In the past anyone living in the village or a tax payer of the village was considered a resident. The person was considered a non-resident after he was absent from the village (no longer paying taxes) for a period of 12 months or longer. Trustee Harvey motioned that this be changed to residents being anyone registered to vote within the municipality (Village or Town). Attorney Laughlin suggested waiting until the April meeting to make any changes. CHRISTMAS Large Decorations – Permits have been sent in to National Grid; DPW is working on putting more lights on the large decorations. Baskets – The Clerk will order 4 from A Rose is a Rose. Oranges & Candy Bars have been ordered for Santa to hand out. Village Christmas Tree – Donated by Dave & Sharon Yerdon will be brought to the village park. Santa will be at the tree via fire truck on Christmas Eve. Trustee Guido will see Gary Lozier for help with Santa. Mayor Flint and Attorney Laughlin will arrange to have Fire Chief Marty Field bring the truck out to transport Santa. ALDEN FIELD Bleachers Fern Whiteman has raised over $460.00 in the past two summers to go toward the purchase of bleachers for the soccer/ball fields selling refreshments. The Clerk presented some ideas to the board for review. Other places will be contacted for pricing also. AUDIT OF CLAIMS 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 #’s 10965 - 11007 $27,679.02 Water Fund " 7,831.11 Total Fund $35,510.13 Trust & Agency Fund, Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement Ch # 1825 - 1826 $2,388.30 ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido at 8:17 pm. Respectfully Submitted, Dorothy E. Johnson, Clerk-Treasurer November 19, 2014

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