Meeting Minutes of 8-5-13,
to be approved at the 9-4-2013 Meeting
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustees Treen, Campbell,
Woodhouse, CEO Brown, SPW Bechy, VA Getman, T/C Knoeller, FC
Absent: T McNamara, family sick
Public: SSambora, P Louise,
1. Mayor Ostrander called meeting to order at 7pm with the Pledge of
2. Approved the minutes of the July 1, 2013 meeting, M Campbell, 2nd
3. Adopted the American’s with Disability Employment Policy, M
Woodhouse, 2nd Campbell, carried
4. Adopted the Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, M Treen, 2nd,
5. Approved abstract #8-5-13, M Woodhouse, 2nd Treen,
6. Old Business – Treen asked Bechy if he could access Big Creek to
move around the gravel and Bechy said he hadn’t heard that they could.
Treen asked where we stood with dog control. Mayor Ostrander said he was
making final adjustments to a revised list of regulations he would like VA
Getman to review first. It was discussed as to how to address the dog
control issue. A motion was made by Treen to pay per occurrence for dog
control issues that were not covered by the townships, 2nd by
7. Public participation – None
8. Dept Heads – FC Wright asked permission to proceed with a matching
grant application for a new Honda pump with various attachments; M by
Woodhouse to proceed, 2nd by Campbell. He also asked about a
FEMA grant but did not have any costs associated with it available. Wright
told the board he was sending trucks for inspections with Jerome and was
having the air packs inspected. He also said the brake job for #429 was
going to be between $2000 and $2500, the work being done by Don’s Garage.
The money would come out of truck maintenance. Wright also presented the
board with an application for a Jr. member, Cody Lindfield. M made by
Woodhouse to accept, 2nd by Treen, carried. Bechy asked Wright
what the dept was going to do with #426, older rescue van. The board asked
Bechy to put it on Auctions International.
– Brown said he expected 3 large building permits by month end; he was
having problems with getting foreclosed properties lawns mowed and that
there was a sewer back up problem on Main St. that should be addressed by
the next morning.
– Bechy told the board the road project was scheduled to be paved the week
of August 19, 2013. He told the board the insurance claim for the wind
damage to the water tower was in progress. Woodhouse asked Bechy what the
purchase order for the garbage truck tires was. He explained the vendor
would give him a discount rate of $400 per tire for tires that had less
than 1000 miles vs. $441.76 for brand new ones.
Getman asked for a short executive session for possible litigation.
Knoeller told the board all the approval and denial letters fo the NYS
Main St. grant had been mailed to all the applicants. The applicants had
until August 16 to return the required documentation and deposit.
9. Trustees – No report
10. Mayor – Ostrander said he will be talking with the new dog control
officer as soon as the regulations were final. He asked VA Getman if it
was ok to advertise the property on Putman St. for sale he said it would
be. The board agreed to list it on the Village website.
Woodhouse to end regular meeting at 7:31 pm.
Executive Session VA Getman informed the board that Sheila Buschor has
filed a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights of
sexual discrimination against Gene Ostrander and Kevin Kelley in regards
to bus driving for summer recreations program.
came out of executive session
Mayor Ostrander closed the meeting, next meeting Wednesday September 4,