Village Office
122 Barton Avenue
Waterville, NY 13480
315.841.8007 fax

Brenda Knoeller
Records Management

Ruben Ostrander
(315) 525-7832

Scott Woodhouse
Deputy Mayor/Trustee

(315) 841-4993

Tom McNamara

(315) 841-8018

Brian Bogan

(315) 841-8527

Bruce Treen

(315) 841-8161

Anthony (Jamie) Bechy

DPW Superintendent

(315) 841-4221

William Brown

Codes Enforcement

(315) 841-4221
or (315) 525-1892

William Getman

Village Attorney

(315) 841-8021

Robert K. McNamara
Village Justice

(315) 841-8737


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.




Unofficial Board 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

  1. Mayor Ostrander called the meeting to order at 7:00pm with the pledge.

  1. Approve January 6, 2014 regular meeting minutes, M Woodhouse, 2nd Treen, carried.

  1. Approve abstract #1-22-14, M Treen, 2nd Woodhouse, carried.

  1. 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

  1. Public Hearing closed, 7:03pm, Motion by Woodhouse to pass the above law, 2nd by Treen, carried.

  1. Appointed election inspectors, D. O’Brien, P Burback, L McNamara and V Sabol. Machine inspector G Kemp, M by Woodhouse, 2nd by Treen, carried.

  1. Old Business - None

  1. 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 forgotten.

J 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 community.

  1. 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.

T/C 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.

  1. Approved purchase orders, M Treen, 2nd Woodhouse, carried.

  1. Trustee - Nothing at this time.

  1. Mayor Ostrander - . Made a motion at 8:10pm to go into executive session to discuss the sale of real property, 2nd by Treen, carried.

  1. 8:26 pm M made by Treen to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Woodhouse, carried. Next meeting Monday, February 3, 2014, 7 pm.