Meeting Minutes of 9-4-13,
to be approved at the 9-16-2013 Meeting
In attendance: Mayor Ostrander, Trustees Treen, McNamara,
Campbell, CEO Brown, SPW Bechy, VA Getman, T/C Knoeller, VJ
Absent: T Woodhouse, work
Public: P Louise, C&B Supinski, C&J Stephenson
1. Mayor Ostrander called meeting to order at 7pm with the Pledge
2. Approved the minutes of the Aug 5, 2013 meeting, M Campbell, 2nd
3. Approved abstract #8-23-13 & #9-4-13, M Treen, 2nd
4. Approved Purchase Orders M by McNamara, 2nd by Treen,
5. Treen made a motion to pass by resolution to allow C/T to secure
financing for the Dam decommissioning project on Upper White Street in the
amount of $130,000 and with an interest rate not to exceed 2%. Motion 2nd
by McNamara, carried. Getman would start the process.
6. Approved bandstand use application for Laymon on September 14,
7. Old Business – T McNamara brought up the lack of attendance for
the bands saying we need to think about it for next year.
8. Public participation – C Stephenson suggested asking local
business’ to donate to the band money fund, therefore being able to afford
more noteworthy bands which would draw a bigger crowd. He also suggested
contacting someone at the county or state level to have the fee waived for
vendors in the park, maybe attracting a few more vendors. He also asked
about the new dog control laws. Mayor Ostrander told him he had a rough
draft that the board would review for the next meeting.
9. Dept Heads –V Justice informed the board he would be holding a
jury trial on September 16, 2013 and would have to hire a bailiff.
CEO – Brown told the board he was still having problems getting lawns
mowed on foreclosed properties. The mayor said if it didn’t get done soon
the Village would mow and place a charge on the taxes. Brown asked if we
were going to proceed with the FEMA flood law, Getman explained that we
are in the process and he would have something for C/T shortly.
DPW – Bechy reported the paving will begin on Friday September 6, 2013. He
reported Zielinski started the dam decommissioning on September 4, 2013.
Bechy explained the drainage backup problem on Tower Street and that he
would like put in another catch basin and replace the line. He estimated
the cost to be $3100. Treen asked if he had the money in the budget, Bechy
said he thought so but before the year end a transfer may have to be made.
Bechy explained to the board that he had been approached by Bridges to
Prevent Tobacco about receiving free signage for the parks if the Village
adopts a policy to have all parks tobacco free. He gave the board a copy
of the proposed policy. The board agreed to review the policy for the next
VA – Getman – Mayor Ostrander asked
what was necessary to be done to proceed with the Putman St. property as
far as a right away to the houses on Tyler place. Getman said he would
have to look at old deeds and possibly deed them a right away.
T/C Knoeller - Nothing at this time
10. Trustees – McNamara asked why B McNamara had vacation time on
the payroll verification sheets. Mayor Ostrander explained according to
the employee handbook she was given benefits. Knoeller explained they were
prorated according to how many hours she worked.
11. Mayor – Ostrander told the board he would like to have the CEO
be capable of writing appearance tickets for property violations. Getman
said that he would have to check the NY state codes that were adopted to
see if he was legally able to. If not we would have to pass a local law to
enable him to be able to. Ostrander gave the board members a draft of what
he thought the dog laws should be, he asked they review them and bring
ideas to the next meeting.
8:00pm Treen made a motion to adjourn the meeting, 2nd by
McNamara, carried. Next meeting September 16, 2013.