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 March 17, 2014,
to be approved at the April 7, 2014 Meeting
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustee T
McNamara, B Treen, S Campbell, VA Getman, DPW Sup. Bechy, T/C Knoeller,
D/C McNamara, Asst. F/C Barnes
Absent, Woodhouse – personal
Public D Atkinson, J Brouillette, M Robok,
B Tanner, S Crandall, L&G Lenard, C Chaffee, D Metzler, P Holic, B&C
Supinski, M Thomas,
- Mayor Ostander opened the meeting with
the pledge at 7:00pm
- Approved abstract #3-17-14, M
McNamara, 2nd Treen, carried.
- Approved purchase offers M Treen, 2nd
- Chuck Chaffe gave a brief overview of
the upcoming proposed capital project at Waterville Central School.
- 7:17pm, Opened public hearing on water
rate increase. L Lenard questioned the rate of increase on the
agricultural rates. The mayor said that a village resident had recently
acquired a large sum of cows and didn’t have a meter so the per head
needed to be reestablished. P Holic questioned the fund balance in the
water fund. Mayor Ostander said we would discuss that during the public
hearing for the budgets. Closed the public hearing 7:23pm.
- 7:24pm, Opened the public hearing on
the financial budgets for the 2014/2015. L Lenard gave an overview of
her calculations with percentages increases of the budgets and wages.
She asked that the board revisit the budget and see if there were cuts
that could be done. She questioned the equipment purchases and asked if
the plan was to add another vehicle to the fleet. Bechy explained that
there would not be additional vehicles; the plan was to replace existing
vehicles. P Holic also questioned the equipment purchases. L Lenard said
she was concerned there was too much of the fund balance being used to
meet the needs of the budget. D Metzler said he was concerned because we
had not raised taxes in 3 years and he knew there were things the
village would need to be addressing in the future. T Campbell stated he
believed this to be a re-leveling year for the Village. The fund
balances has grown over the past few years and was comfortable with the
expenditures. M Ostander explained the village was starting to address
some things that have been neglected in the past. P Holic asked why
shade trees were so expensive in the upcoming budget. Bechy explained
that was for tree removal. P Holic closed in asking the board members to
use some budgetary restraints when revisiting the budget. Mayor
Ostrander thanked the crowd that was there and asked that they come to
more meetings. Public hearing closed 8:17pm.
- Approved the equipment request from
the Waterville Fireman’s Auxillary to use the Village Municipal Hall’s
chairs for the upcoming pancake breakfast, M by Treen, 2nd by
- Old Business – None
- Public participation – None
- Department Heads
- Fire Chief Asst. Barnes gave a brief
overview of Knox Box, a key locking system for business owners that
would give the fire department quicker and easier access and higher
- Super DPW – Nothing
- Village Attorney Getman – Sale of
Putnam St. property going to close shortly.
- C/T Knoeller – Just a reminder she
would be at a conference all week and the office will be closed
Wednesday, the 19th and Friday 21st.
- Trustee Report – Campbell thanked the
board and Mayor for all the assistance over his years as trustee.
- The Mayor announced that the village
hall custodian had resigned and asked if anyone knew of anyone who would
be interested to contact the Village Hall. The mayor then thanked Sean
Campbell for his years of service as a Village Trustee.