Robert K. McNamara
Meeting Minutes of 10-21-13,
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustee Woodhouse, Treen, McNamara and Campbell, CEO Brown, SPW Bechy (late), T/C Knoeller, VA Getman
Public: P Louise
1. Mayor Ostrander called the meeting to order at 7:00pm with the
6. Old Business – McNamara asked T/C Knoeller why the hours worked for Bechy and Knoeller’s were not on the payroll spreadsheet, Knoeller explained that they and Langone, who’s hours are not listed either are considered salaried employees therefore the hours are not tracked as hourly employees are. McNamara asked all future sheets have the total of hours worked on it.
Campbell said he had contacted Rich from Thoma Development and requested an update on the status of grants and hoped to have it for the next meeting.
7. Public Participation – None
8. Department Heads FC Wright gave an update on the new fire rescue truck, it is in operation and is still being tweaked. Also other trucks have gone for maintenance or are going. He said the fire department had received a matching grant from DEC for $1000.00 and presented PO’s to make the purchases.
CEO Brown gave an update of the local businesses and building that may be happening. Ostrander asked to check on some unregistered cars that have been relocated from Conger Ave. to Berrill Ave.
VA Getman had no updates at this time.
T/C Knoeller passed along that the Village received $2900 for the van from the fire department on auctions international. Knoeller gave acknowledgement to Berkshire for making a donation of $100 to the Sangerfield/Waterville Summer rec program. Knoeller said the Mr. Upcraft, the auditor from Moore and Hart, who does the Village audit suggested that we put a 30 day limit on checks. Woodhouse made a motion to put a 30 day limit on the checks, 2nd by Treen, nay votes by Treen and McNamara negated the motion. Campbell made a motion to make a 60 day limit on the checks, 2nd by Treen, carried. Woodhouse voted nay. Knoeller presented the board with a single sealed bid from Top Notch for tree removal services; the bid of $10,000 exceeded the Villages budget for tree removal for the year. Campbell questioned the removal of a large live Oak tree on Babbott Ave. The decision to accept or deny the bid was tabled until Bechy could investigate possibly keeping the larger tree and maybe other adjustments. Bechy (who arrived after the bid was opened) will address the issue at the next meeting.
DPW Bechy (who was addressing water issued) arrived
at 7:38pm. Bechy told the board that L Langone has researched the
information for a generator upgrade necessary for the sewer plant and did
the initial grant paperwork and forwarded them to Lamont Engineering.
Bechy explained there were be unknown engineering costs as well as a grant
application fee of up to $2500 for Lamont or proceed. Bechy asked for a
motion to approve Lamont Engineering to complete the grant paper work.
Woodhouse made a motion for Lamont to proceed with a $2500 limit, 2nd
by Campbell, carried. Bechy then asked permission to apply to the Barton
fund for grant to cover the costs of 2 generators, one to replace the one
at the fire department and one for the municipal hall, which currently
does not have one. Ostrander made the motion, 2nd
by Woodhouse, carried. Treen voted na. Bechy told the board the dam
decommissioning is done. Lamont has sent the as built plans and requests
for clearance to DEC.
8:03pm Motion by McNamara to move to executive session, 2nd by Woodhouse, carried.
offer of $25000.00 was made by Rob Bishton for the 54 acre on Upper White
Street. The board agreed to counter at $40000.00. If Bishton opts not to
accept it was decided to list it again on Craigslist and the Village
8:37pm Woodhouse made a motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by Treen, carried.
Next regular meeting Monday November 4, 2013, 7:00 pm.