July 2015 Minutes

MINUTES July 14, 2015 The meeting was opened by Deputy Mayor Edward Harvey at 7:20 p.m. In attendance were Trustee Louis A. Guido, Jr., Clerk-Treasurer Dorothy E. Johnson, Attorney Dennis B. Laughlin, and Interim DPW Superintendent David R. Hajczewski. MINUTES The first item on the agenda was approval of the minutes as members received in written form. It was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, unanimously carried, to accept the minutes as written. TREASURER’S REPORT Checking Account 07/01/15 Balance General $185,179.44 Water 13,246.87 Total Fund $198,426.31 Trust & Agency $5,449.57 Savings Accounts 07/01/15 Balance Water System Repair Reserve $ 2,896.05 Cemetery Capital Reserve 10,825.97 Unemployment Insurance Reserve 2,638.21 Water Debt Service Reserve 20,905.31 Parks & Recreation Reserve 3,241.57 Sidewalk Repair & Replacement Res 238.49 James Wait Basketball Court Fund $15,578.04 Water Taxes Taxes Billed 6/1/15 Unpaid Water $193,355.01 Adjusted Paid in June 145,196.30 Unpaid 7/1/2015 $48,158.71 It was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey, Unanimously carried, RESOLVED, to accept the report as given. CLERK-TREASURER POSITION Due to the absence of Mayor Flint, Trustee Harvey suggested waiting to hire a new Clerk-Treasurer. After discussion, it was upon motion to set up interviews with two applicants who live in the village. The Clerk will check with the Mayor regarding the date, which is tentatively scheduled for August 13th. PROPERTY ASSESSMENT ERROR Trustee Guido found an error on the assessment of property #58.14-1-25.00, Patricia Ludder Jackson. The property is only assessed for the land, no buildings. The error happened during the re-evaluation in 2011. He has contacted the county Real Property Tax Department for help in correcting this. FLOWER DONATIONS Donations have been received from: Kathryn Lane RBS Thank you to those who have donated and/or beautified their properties. BEAUTIFICATION AWARDS Beautification Awards given by an anonymous donor have been chosen as follows: Town Auto Sales – Commercial Allen and Wendy Whiteman – Residential Louis and JoAnn Guido - Residential Margaret Wickwire – Residential Recipients were awarded a plaque as well as a check for $500.00. Congratulations to all. EAGLE SCOUT PROJECTS Ryan Jaquay – Revolutionary War Veteran’s Graves The Clerk suggested someone guide Mr. Jaquay in this project, as the area in the front by Alden Street is not mapped at all. If Mr. Jaquay could do this it would definitely benefit the village. DPW ALDEN FIELD – Bleachers The bleachers have arrived this evening. DPW will put them together when time allows. MONTGOMERY STREET PROJECT After discussion, it was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey unanimously carried, RESOLVED to accept the only bid as follows and have the entire length as stated re-paved: Suit-Kote – Main Street to Kilfoil Street - $24,248.49 Kilfoil Street to Hamilton Street – 8,729.69 Total cost to do entire street $32,878.18 Superintendent Hajczewski will contact Suit-Kote. CEMETERY – Part Time Maintenance Worker Trustee Guido asked if employee Hugh Bresee is going to get a raise and suggested a $2.00 increase per hour. After much deliberation, it was upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Trustee Guido, unanimously carried, RESOLVED to increase Mr. Bresee’s rate if pay by $2.00 per hour, giving him a total of $12.00 per hour. Cemetery Fence It was decided to have the broken posts removed from the fence at the front of the cemetery. More Lot Space The Clerk said someone had approached her about the village purchasing the Rebekah Lodge for more cemetery space. Board members said it would be too costly to remove the building and not much space would be gained. HANDICAP PARKING PLACE Trustee Harvey suggested village put a handicapped parking place in the village parking lot (near NBT Bank) as there is often no parking spots left on the streets in this area. It was upon motion of Trustee Guido, seconded by Trustee Harvey unanimously carried, A handicap parking area will be created within the village parking lot, near NBT Bank. NEW WATER METERS Superintendent Hajczewski suggested purchasing some new water meters, a remote reader, and other necessary equipment to go along with it. Trustee Guido said he would be willing to purchase the first 5 or 10 (depending price) of the meters and readers as long as his home gets one. Approval was given to Mr. Hajczewski to continue pricing meters and to purchase as above. NEW TREES – National Grid It was decided to wait until fall to possibly purchase some trees. COUNTY STRATEJIC PRIORITIZATION PLAN Hold on until Mayor Flint can give his advice. 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 as follows: General Fund Ch #’s 11325 - 11372 $22,187.05 Water Fund " 3,606.02 Total Fund $25,793.07 Trust & Agency Fund, Including deductions – Social Security, Medicare, Federal, Retirement 1847 - 1850 $744.44 $1,799.14 $2,543.58 ADJOURNMENT The meeting adjourned upon motion of Trustee Harvey, seconded by Mayor Guido at 8:10 pm. Respectfully Submitted, Dorothy E. Johnson Clerk-Treasurer July 21, 2015

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