122 Barton Avenue
Waterville, NY 13480
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 6-17-13,
to be approved at the 7-1-2013 Meeting
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustees Treen, McNamara and
Campbell (arrived at 7:15pm). CEO Brown, T/C Knoeller, VA Getman
, FC Wright
Absent: Woodhouse (work)
S Sambora, P Louise, C&J Stephenson, B&C Supinski, M Sanderson, H
Mayor Ostrander called meeting to order at 7pm with the Pledge of
2. Approved the minutes of the June 3, 2013, M McNamara, 2nd
7:02pm, opened the public hearing for Combined Utility Billing changes.
M Sanderson asked the board to reconsider the changes in the billing due
to the senior citizens getting paid at the beginning of the month. C
Stephenson brought to the attention of the audience that not all senior
citizens get paid on the same day therefore making the point not valid.
M Sanderson made C/T Knoeller aware the legal ad in the paper concerning
the ad read incorrectly. Knoeller acknowledged the ad needed to be
correctly presented making this evening’s meeting not valid. The change
in the law has been tabled until the next meeting July 1, 2013. Public
Hearing closed at 7:23pm.
4. 7:24pm, Opened the Public Hearing for Flood Map Insurance
Program, Getman gave a short explanation of the law, saying we first
need to make a motion to accept the law and then forward it to the DEC
for approval and then file it for the Village. There were no public
comments or questions. M was made byTreen to accept the law, 2nd
by McNamara, carried. Public Hearing closed 7:30pm.
5. Approve the abstract dated #6-17-13, M McNamara, 2nd
6. Approved Purchase Orders M by Campbell, 2nd
by Ostrander, carried.
Old Business - Treen asked the mayor what was going on with the dog
control officer. Ostrander said he had spoke with the Town of
Sangerfield and was under the understanding that the Town of Marshall
had hired a woman and the Town of Sangerfield had anticipated hiring the
same woman. Ostrander asked Getman (who is also the Town’s lawyer) if
she had any type of certification. Getman believed she did.
asked Knoeller if she had a description of a Village Historian, Knoeller
told them yes there is a description on file in the Village Office.
Public Participation – None
9. Dept Heads, FC Wright asked said #429 was in need of brakes
and asked permission to take it to Olmstead’s to be repaired. Wright
also asked permission to take a truck to 3 more events, June 27, to West
Winfield, July 13 to Floyd, which is also the convention and July 18, to
the New Hartford truck show. M by Ostrander to allow to attend, 2nd
by McNamara, carried. Wright informed the board the new fire squad
/rescue vehicle has been delivered and is getting fitted for lights and
his report and informed the board he had issued 5 building permits this
/ Getman had nothing to report.
Trustees – McNamara said he still has 3 open dates for concerts still
for the summer concert series. C. Stephenson asked McNamara if he had
ever looked for corporate sponsors for the concert series.
asked if everything was going ok for Bechy with the streets. Ostrander
informed him it was.
said he needed to set up another meeting with Rich Cunningham with the
New York Main Street Grant committee, it was agreed that Wednesday, June
19 at 7:00pm would work for all committee members.
Mayor’s Report - On behalf of Bechy, Ostrander gave a quick overview of
the new rigid plastics recycling program to begin next month.
Ostrander told the board he would like to revamp the Village dog
ordinances and would prepare something for them to review over the
summer and hopefully we would better control over the dog issues that
keep coming up.
Ostrander asked if the board still wanted to gather for a workshop on
the Employee Handbook, the board agreed Wednesday, June 26 at 7:00pm
would work for them. Knoeller said she would put out public
notification, McNamara said they could meet and then present it to the
public. Knoeller informed him that could not be done, according to the
Open Meetings Law, the public has to be informed and invited.
Ostrander told the board they had the bid openings for the dam
decommissioning project on Thursday, June 13, 2013 and Zielinski had the
lowest bid at $118,650 and asked if he could get a motion to approve
Zielinski as the contractor to decommission the dam on the condition
that Lamont engineering gives go ahead after checking Zielinski’s
references. M by McNamara, 2nd
by Treen, carried. Ostrander said he hoped work would start in August.
Other bids for the project came as follows:
Guide Rails at $143,000
Marcy Excavation $149,000
MD Excavation $160,833
Murphy Excavation $236,000
8:03pm McNamara made a motion to close the meeting 2nd
by Campbell, carried.
Next meeting July 1, 2013