122 Barton Avenue
Waterville, NY 13480
Anthony (Jamie) Bechy
or (315) 525-1892
Robert K. McNamara
The Waterville Village Board
members would like the residents of the Village of Waterville
to know that if they have any questions or concerns they should feel free to
contact any board member.
At every board meeting, time is set out for public participation
and citizens are given an opportunity to address the board.
The regular meetings are the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month and they
start at 7 p.m.
Meeting Minutes of 1-22-14,
to be approved at the 2-3-14 Meeting
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustee Woodhouse & Treen CEO
Brown, SPW Bechy , T/C Knoeller, VA Getman,
Absent: Campbell Personal, McNamara Personal
Public: S Sambora, J Brouilette, J Lincoln-Lovely, M Thomas, S Murphy, D
O’Brien, L Belfield
Mayor Ostrander called the meeting to order at 7:00pm with the pledge.
Approve January 6, 2014 regular meeting minutes, M Woodhouse, 2nd
Approve abstract #1-22-14, M Treen, 2nd Woodhouse, carried.
Public Hearing Opened at 7:02pm to hear comment on the Local Law #1
2014, a law to override the tax levy limit established in General
Municipal Law 3-C. No comments were made
Public Hearing closed, 7:03pm, Motion by Woodhouse to pass the above
law, 2nd by Treen, carried.
Appointed election inspectors, D. O’Brien, P Burback, L McNamara and V
Sabol. Machine inspector G Kemp, M by Woodhouse, 2nd by
Old Business - None
Public Participation – J Brouillette and S Murphy, of “Waterville First”
addressed the board on the progress of the association with Colgate
University to survey the Village on how to move forward. A sample survey
was circulated through the attendees of the meeting. Some suggestions
and questions were made. Brouillette and Murphy gave the board a rundown
of where the committee stands. Brouillette challenged the board to help
the committee. Ostrander asked exactly what it was that he thought the
board could do. Brouillette was not exactly sure what could be done.
Ostrander said he would contact the owner of the building currently
being vacated by CVS and offer assistance in trying to find a new tenant
for the building. He also will contact Piciente’s office on the new
20/20 committee to be sure southern Oneida County was not being
Lincoln-Lovely address the group saying he really didn’t think people
really understood what a wonderful community we had in Waterville and
hoped people would be aggressive in a long term solution in rebuilding the
Department Heads - DPW Super Bechy stated he was still concerned over
the 2 dead trees on E Bacon St. He said he spoke with tree removal
people and it would cost approximately $950 for each tree. He asked VA
Getman why we couldn’t put it on the home owner’s taxes. Getman said if
the home owner couldn’t pay to have them removed they will not be able
to pay when it was applied to their taxes and he did not believe the
county would accept the fee to be relieved onto the county taxes.
Woodhouse was afraid if the Village would be setting a president if we
started removing dead trees on private resident’s property.
Knoeller told the board she has spoken with NBT and First Niagara Banks to
transfer the banking from Berkshire. Knoeller felt that NBT was going to
be the best option for the Village. Woodhouse made a motion to appoint NBT
to be the Village’s new bank, 2nd by Treen, carried.
Approved purchase orders, M Treen, 2nd Woodhouse, carried.
Nothing at this time.
Mayor Ostrander - . Made a motion at 8:10pm to go into executive session
to discuss the sale of real property, 2nd by Treen, carried.
8:26 pm M made by Treen to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by
Woodhouse, carried. Next meeting Monday, February 3, 2014, 7 pm.