September 15, 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 residents Dan Yerdon, Laurie Dornburgh, Janet Yerdon, Tammy Saba, Dorothy Reiberg, William Isaac, and Audrey Shield. Sue Miller attended the very end of the meeting.
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 9/1/14 Balance
Total Fund $204,514.47
Trust & Agency $854.48
Savings Accounts 9/1/14 Balance
Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,890.51
Cemetery Capital Reserve 11,142.46
Unemployment Insurance Reserve 5,172.93
Water Debt Service Reserve 22,501.17
Parks & Recreation Reserve 8,482.42
Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Reserve 233.43
Unpaid Taxes 8/1/14
Water billed 8/1/14 17,034.68 24,422.90
Paid in August 5,533.60 5,604.48
Billed in August 24.80
Unpaid 9/1/14 11,525.88 21,818.42
After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried,
RESOLVED, to accept the report as given.
SET-BACK LAW – Portable Garage
Dan Yerdon, Elm Street attended the meeting as he plans to put up a portable storage building. Mr. Yerdon will bring in a sketch of the plan prior to putting the building up to make sure it complies with the set-back law.
ANIMAL CONTROL - Dogs
Tammy Saba spoke regarding dogs within the village and how she feels the problems are escalating. She feels it has become a health and safety issue and the public needs to be informed of their liability for their dog(s). It was noted that the Clerk normally puts a notice out annually, sometimes in with water bills. The town clerk may be asked to hand out information when she issues dog licenses as well.
It was decided to ask the Town Dog Control Officer to copy the village with a report when he gives one to the town board so the board can see what kind of problems are reported in the village. It was also suggested having a dog census completed.
Gray Water – Draining onto street
Two homeowners on Montgomery Street have been given 30 days to comply with not draining their laundry (gray) water into the street. Trustee Harvey said it appears one has complied, though the other has not. They have until September 19th. It they have not re-directed the drainage by that date, the village will plug the pipe.
Garbage (mail) belonging to Giacomelli’s, County Highway 33 was found in garbage at 20 Genesee Street. The Clerk sent a letter as well as the mail to the owner.
The Clerk is to notify the Glimmerglass Opera of the tenants that resided at Mediatore’s, Main Street residence of the garbage rules as they have been putting the garbage in black bags and tossing them off the porch, sometimes breaking.
CHILDREN AT PLAY – Sign Request
Wendy Johnson, 35 Maple Lane has requested a “Children at Play” sign be put up on Maple Lane as she has young children as well as many pedestrians on the street (with no sidewalk). She mentioned the sign that was put up on Main Street by the VanGelder residence.
Board members said that Ms. Johnson can put up a sign herself but they do not purchase Children at Play signs unless it is for a public playground. Mrs. VanGelder had purchased the sign near her property herself.
No Parking on streets within the village October 1st to May 1st, 2 – 7 am.
Halloween – Trick or Treat in village, October 31st, hours 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Leaf Pickup – Raked to curb, no tarps, no bags, no brush included.
Hydrant Flushing – Tuesday & Wednesday, October 7th & 8th.
No taxes collected after Nov. 1st, sent to county for collection.
It was noted the Clerk and Board members that Conway Bishop, who was in charge in the absence of Dave Hajczewski while he was on vacation, did a wonderful job and kept everything running smoothly.
Mr. Hajczewski said he plans to repair the water main across Genesee Street in the near future. As the street will have to be closed during the repair, he will begin as soon as the last school bus has gone through.
CHRISTMAS TREE – Donated
This year the Christmas tree for the village park will be donated by David and Sharon Yerdon, County Highway 33, Cherry Valley.
MONTGOMERY STREET – Tree Trimming
A request has been made to have the locust trees on Montgomery Street trimmed as they are interfering with tractors traveling on the street. The DPW will do this trimming.
Mrs. Miller said she had spoken to someone from the New York Times regarding the Lithia springs. The Clerk said someone had also contacted her in regards to the spring being operational in the future. The Clerk said not her knowledge due to health reasons.
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 10873 - 10918 $17,801.34
Water Fund " 4,060.68
Total Fund $21,862.02
Trust & Agency Fund, Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement Ch # 1822 $3,206.97
The meeting adjourned upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido at 8:45 pm.
Dorothy E. Johnson
September 17, 2014
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