Robert K. McNamara
Meeting Minutes of 11-4-13,
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustee Woodhouse, Treen, McNamara and Campbell, CEO Brown, SPW Bechy , T/C Knoeller, VA Getman
Public: P Louise (late) S Sambora, R Mack, B&C Supinski
2. Approve October 21, 2013 regular meeting minutes, M Woodhouse, 2nd
Approved purchase orders, M McNamara, 2nd Woodhouse, carried.
asked how the the sale of Village property was going. Knoeller said there
had been a few inquiries on the Putnam Street property but nothing
serious. There has been an offer on the 54 acre parcel on Upper White
Street as well as the 45 #2 dam parcel. Both of which were going to be
discussed in executive session.
DPW Bechy asked on behalf of Bill Staelens if the Mason’s could have permission to sell Christmas trees in the park again this year. The board agreed to allow the Mason’s to conduct the sale. Bechy said he has had several conversations as far as the tree bid was concerned. He felt the best decisions was save the large Oak tree on Babbott Ave. by lifting the sidewalk and grinding the stump and replace the sidewalk, and removing another tree on White Street from the list of trees to be removed. By removing the two trees it would bring the tree removal bid to the budgeted price of $7000.00. A motion was made by Campbell to award the tree removal to Top Notch Tree Services for $7000.00, 2nd by Treen, carried. Bechy reported the cost of the inspection to get an estimate to have the water tower repaired is $5323. He explained a part of that cost is because they have to a lift truck to access the damaged area. It is believed insurance will cover the cost minus the deductible. Bechy’s final report for the evening was the need to order 2 fire hydrants and 4 valves. During a fire in the previous weekend one hydrant broke and another needs to be replaced. A motion was made by Campbell to allow Bechy to order the parts he needs, understanding the money needed, $6700 will have to come from the fund balance because it was not a budgeted item; motion was 2nd by Woodhouse, carried. Bechy explained he removed one older broken hydrant from use on Tower St. with the thoughts there were sufficient hydrants close enough for any coverage that may be needed and the hydrant was on the older lower sized / pressured water line.
T/C Knoeller reported the sexual discrimination charges brought against the Village by Sheila Buschor through NY State Division of Human Rights has been ordered dismissed and the file closed by the Human Rights Division on the grounds of no evidence of discrimination.
VA Getman suggested having the land on Putman St. surveyed to move forward with selling it. He also said the housing on Tyler Ave have a 12 feet right away in front of their property. The Village needs to consider this when selling the property. Getman was going to move forward to have the property surveyed.
Next meeting November 18, 2013, 7:00pm.