Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

November 14, 2006: Regular Board Meeting

Body:

Mayor Maciol called the meeting to order at 7 PM followed by the pledge to the flag and roll call.

Present: Mayor Maciol, Trustee Baryla-white, Trustee Jarosz, Trustee Semeniak, Trustee Bialek arrived at 7:20 PM.


Public Hearing – Zoning Change

Mayor Maciol read the legal notice for the purposed amendment to the Zoning Laws, specifically to change the zoning of the rear portion know as 446 Main Street which is currently zoned PD (Planned Development) that borders 23 Garden Street to M-1 (Manufacturing).

Mayor also read a letter of recommendation from the Planning Board that they are in agreement of the change.  Approximately 50 letters were sent to residents within 500 feet and no one responded in person or writing.

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve the zoning change for 446 Main Street from PD to M-1.

Roll call vote:              Trustee Baryla-White                          Yes

                                    Trustee Jarosz                                      Yes

                                    Trustee Semeniak                                Yes

                                    Mayor Maciol                                      Yes

                                    Trustee Bialek                                     Absent

Motion carried.

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to close the public hearing.  Mayor Maciol closed the public hearing at 7:06 PM.


OPEN FORUM

John Montrose – 10 Meadow Street, would like to compliment Police Chief Frankland and Joe Cotrupe for the great job keeping Halloween safe.


REGULAR BUSINES

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept Abstract #6: General vouchers A309-A392 in the amount of $64,884.07; Library vouchers L054-L065 in the amount of $4,449.14 for a total of $69,333.21.


Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Treasurer’s report as presented.  Check numbers for October: payroll 5543-5611, general 10277-10344.


Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the minutes of the October 10th board meeting as presented.


Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the minutes of the November 8th special meeting as presented.


DEPARTMENTS

Recreation – Trustee White stated Holiday on Main Street is all set, posters and flyers have been handed out.




Police – Chief Frankland gave his report which is on file in the Clerk’s Office.  Officer Toomey graduated Friday November 10th as a fully certified SRO Officer for the school.

Chief is in the process of reviewing Local Laws on dangerous dogs and feels we may need to look at our present law.  The Village Board gave Chief Frankland permission to review local codes and bring a draft back to the board when he has it ready.

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Police report.


Highway – Joe Cotrupe, Jr. gave his report which is on file in the Clerk’s Office.  There is a question on bills from 5-Star for the John Deere Loader, he would like to set up a meeting to discuss these and feels the first call should have been under warranty.   The 1993 pick-up sold at the auction for $1,450.00.

Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the Highway report.


Fire Department – Trustee Bialek reported that the Town of New Hartford preliminary budget for the fire contract is .88 per thousand which is approximately $110,179.78.  The Town of Whitestown will be voting on their budget November 15th in which our fire contract amount is approximately $114,138.38.  Mayor thanked Trustee Bialek for his work on the fire contract and a job well done.


Code Enforcement – Mayor gave report in Dave’s absence.  Report is on file in the Clerk’s office. Charlie’s Pizza is expected to be demolished the week of November 13th.  Walgreens is scheduled to open in the next few days.

Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee White to accept the Codes report as presented.


Engineer – Mayor gave report in Al’s absence.  Update on 19 Burrstone Road is that the camera found no evidence to require us to open the road.  There was a water main break that was fixed on Young Ave after which the flow to Burrstone Road has decreased somewhat.  Will keep a watch on that area.

Segments 2, 3 &4 of the Town of New Hartford Trail System Grant include $658,000 for the trail development within the Village limits.


Attorney – nothing to report


NEW BUSINESS

Thank you – from the Pett family.

Thank you - letter from the Bailey and Woods family which is also attached to the minutes.

Thank you – from Joseph Hyde for green waste pick up.


Whitestown Highway Department Request – Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee White to authorize the followed resolution:

WHEREAS, one of the goals of local government is to provide the highest level of service possible to taxpayers and residents of the Village of New York Mills in the most cost-effective manner possible; and

WHEREAS, the sharing of equipment among the Town of Whitestown and its four resident villages allows for adequate provision of service at significant cost savings to the taxpayers.



NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Village of New York Mills, does hereby authorize Whitestown Town Supervisor Matthew Shannon and Whitestown Highway Superintendent Sal Granato to submit a grant application to the New York State Department of State through the 2006-2007 program year Shared Municipal Services Incentive award program.  The application, Whitestown Cooperative Highway Equipment Sharing, will request funding in the amount of $328,500 for the purchase of six pieces of highway maintenance equipment to be shared among the municipalities.


Newsletter – articles due to the Clerk by Monday November 20th.


Frederick Walcott Award – Mayor accepted the award from the Oneida County Historical Society Hall of Fame and plaque will be added to the wall in the Municipal Building.


Qualities Communities Grant – Trustee Baryla-White made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the following resolution along with authorizing the Mayor to sign the Grant asking for $25,000 to finalize our Master Plan with no match from us.


WHEREAS, the New York State Quality Communities Grant Program is currently soliciting applications for funding in a number of different programs; and

WHEREAS, one of the programs is the Community Growth Program whereby successful communities can receive funding assistance to undertake comprehensive plans within the municipality; and

WHEREAS, the last comprehensive plan completed for the Village of New York Mills was completed in 1969 and considerable change in the Village’s demographics, economy, transportation and infrastructure systems and housing developments have taken place since that time.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Village of New York Mills Board wholeheartedly endorses a request to the State of New York for assistance in funding the completion of an updated comprehensive plan for the Village.  Mayor Maciol is authorized to submit the application on behalf of the Village of New York Mills and sign any required contracts, agreements, etc. upon successful award of the grant.


NYMFDLA Request – Trustee White made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to allow the NYMFD Ladies Auxiliary to use the fire house Saturday Jan 6th for their annual blood drive from 7 am to 2 pm.


OLD BUSINESS

West Drive Issue – Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to hold a public hearing on December 12th at 7 PM for the purpose of changing West Drive and Crescent Drive back to two-way streets.


NYRI Update – nothing new to report.


Mill Project – progressing on schedule.  Bids were received for the Community Center portion of the building, Nelson Associates are canvassing them.  No action has been taken yet.



Cell Phone Policy – Mayor presented a draft cell phone policy we received from NYCOM, will work on revising for next meeting.


Temporary Sign Local Law – Mayor presented a draft of a Local Law received from NYCOM regarding temporary signs.  Board will review for next meeting.


MAYOR BUSINESS

Ø      On November 20th at 7 PM Town of New Hartford ZBA will be meeting regarding Moe’s Mexican Restaurant which is strongly opposed by the Royal Brook Lane residents.  Mayor encourages everyone to come and support our residents.

Ø      NIMS training must be completed by December 31, 2006, per federal law – FEMA.

Ø      Effective January 1, 2007 it will be mandated that all Planning and ZBA members must attend four hours of training each year.  More information to follow.


TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee Baryla-White – inquired about chili contest – letters have been sent out, just waiting for responses.

Trustee Bialek – apologized for being late.  Saturday November 25th they will start at 8 AM putting the rest of the decorations up.  They have purchased 40 feet of garland for the banners and more clear light bulbs.


Trustee Jarosz – would like to see a stop sign at Comenale Crescent and Country Club Drive now that we have accept the road.  Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to hold a public hearing on December 12th at 7:15 for the purpose of placing a stop sign on Comenale Crescent.


Trustee Semeniak – all set.


With no further business Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee White to adjourn the meeting.


Mayor Maciol adjourned the meeting at 8:20 PM.


                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,



                                                                                    Sharon A. Guca

                                                                                    Village Clerk/Treasurer