Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

August 08, 2006: Regular Board Meeting

Body:

Mayor Maciol called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM followed by the pledge to the flag and roll call.

Present:  Mayor Maciol, Trustee Bialek, Trustee Jarosz, and Trustee Semeniak

Absent:  Trustee White (hospital)

Also present: Chief Frankland, Chief Glenn, Codes Officer Dave Neary, Village Attorney Bill Borrill, Village Engineer Al Swierczek, Village Clerk/Treasurer Sharon Guca, John Montrose-Planning Board, Ken Bart, and Martha Toczydlowski.


OPEN FORUM

Sheriff Midaugh – just a social call looking for feedback from the letter sent to the Mayor and Trustees along with his yearly report.  Board stated everything is good and no one had any questions at this time.


Deanne Balutis – 16 Crescent Drive and Nancy Swienton – 91 New Hartford Street – they are concerned with a dog attack in December 2005 and another one in June 2006. They feel there is a lack of communication between the Town of New Hartford, Village and Police regarding a dangerous dog in the area.  They feel the residents have a right to know about these situations and if a dangerous dog is around.  Mayor will set up a meeting with the other parties involved to follow the progress of what happened and keep communications open.


Ken Bart – 6 Royal Brook Lane – concerned with a drainage problem in his backyard since Benderson built the Eckerd’s development.  The area around his shed now floods which it never did before.  Al will take a look at it and monitor the next heavy rain.


John Comenale – Country Club Drive – is working on the monuments for the road dedication. 


REGULAR BUSINESS

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to accept Abstract #3: general vouchers A113-A184 in the amount of $ $62,697.70 and Library vouchers L024-L036 in the amount of $5,943.04 for a total of $68,640.74.


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the Treasurer’s report for June as presented.  Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to accept the Treasure’s report for July as presented.  Check numbers for July: Payroll 5274-5360, General 10033-10115.


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the minutes of the July 11th meeting along with the workshop minutes of July 11th.


DEPARTMENTS

Recreation – Mayor read the written report, which is on file in the Clerk’s office.  Summer program going good.  Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by trustee Bialek to accept the written Recreation report.


Police – Chief Frankland gave his report, which is on file in the Clerk’s office.  Trustee Bialek feels we need to look at a few part time police officers to pick up the slack instead of using overtime.  Mayor will set up another workshop.  Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to accept the Police report.


Highway – Joe on vacation.  Trustee Jarosz gave his report, which is on file in the Clerk’s office.  Still have a problem with the John Deere loader, computer error causing it to lose power.  Trustee Jarosz would like to see the village hydrants flushed by the Highway Department before fall.  Will check to see if this is something the water board does.  Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to accept the Highway report.


Fire Department – Chief Glenn stated he will be going to Wisconsin to look at the new truck and if all is ok the truck will then start its journey to New York Mills.  OSHA violations have been completed and the fire department is in compliance.  Chief is concerned with our cell phone service and would like to look elsewhere.  Clerk will get three quotes for September meeting. 

Trustee Bialek stated a meeting is scheduled with the Town of Whitestown on August 9th regarding the fire contract.  Trustee Bialek is collecting data from other municipalities for the fire contract and will standardize each Villages request and present it to the Town. He also stated he does not agree with the contents of Mayor Petruccione letter.


Code Enforcement – Dave Neary gave his report, which is on file in the Clerk’s office.  Marty thanked him for having 41 Parkside Ct cleaned up.  Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to accept the Codes report.


Engineer – Al Swierczek gave his report, which is on file in the Clerk’s office.

1)      19 Burrstone Road – trying to find the problem causing the back up, not sure at this time why it is happening, will continue to look.

2)      Sauquoit Street – identified the problem and working on clearing out the pipes.

3)      Paving Bids and Sewer Bids – are due back August 22nd by 11 am.  Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to award both bids and a special meeting on August 22nd at 6:30 PM.

4)      Sauquoit Creek  - see new business

5)      The March 2005-March 2006 storm water requirements are complete per a letter from the DEC.


Attorney – nothing


NEW BUSINESS

Police Resignation – Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the resignation of Officer Jeffrey Buckley effective as of August 5, 2006.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to hire Robert Swenszkowski who is #1 on the civil service list for village residents contingent on passing of his medical exam on August 18th and all other tests.  He is also a certified firearms instructor and certified Police Officer.


NYCOM Conferences – The Clerks Fall Training School is in Albany October 2-6 and the Highway Public Works Training School is in Syracuse October 23-26, anyone interest in going please contact Village Clerk.



Request of 170 Main Street – Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to allow Dr. Rosinski of 170 Main Street place a concrete slab in the grass area between the Main Street sidewalk and the curbstone, in a position which would allow a direct walking access from the road to the sidewalk which leads to the entrance of the dental office.  This will not be eligible for sidewalk reimbursement.


Walkable Community Workshop – will be Tuesday September 12th from 9-4 at the Best Western in Watertown.  This is for funding opportunities for towns, villages, and businesses available through steps to a Healthier NY.


Sauquoit Creek Basin Intermunicipal Commission Resolution – Al explained that the DEC would install stone on the west bank side by Pietryka Park in conjunction with the cleaning up of Sauquoit Creek. Our approximate share is around $5,300.  They would need access to the Park between the Little League filed and the swings.  This area will be paved for workers use and will be left behind for future trail use.

Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to accept the attached resolution:


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to allow Mayor to sign a temporary easement allowing the Sauquoit Creek Commission to perform the project with limits shown on the drawing including employee parking and staging area.


Security System Contract – Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek giving Mayor permission to sign the security system contract for one year.


OLD BUSINESS

Phone System Quotes – received quotes from Cornerstone Telephone Services - Phil Keida and Signal Technology Group - Rob Weiss.  The estimated savings per year from Cornerstone is$ 1,380.62 and the estimated savings per year from Signal is $ 765.12.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to go with lower price from Cornerstone for a two-year contract.


NYRI Update – just a reminder that all information is in binder in the Mayors office if anyone wants to see them.


Police Consolidation Bids – a meeting will be set up, and the DA will pick a bid to do a study on.


MAYOR BUSINESS

#2 Mill – Liberty Affordable Housing will have a ground breaking on August 23rd at 11AM.


The Bell Festival went off well with no problems.


TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee Bialek – had some questions on the Sherry Boehlert letter.  Thanked the Mayor, village board & employees for the flowers.


Trustee Jarosz –looking into a window in the firehouse that needs work.  Relaying a question regarding if Burrstone Road will ever be widened. Stated that the fire department would like to redo the sidewalks in front of the monument on Burrstone Road.  Concerned will people pulling onto Main Street from Twin Ponds – they can't see due to the cars parked on Main Street.  Local Law states that the signs should be 20 feet from the driveway, each way.  Will measure sign locations.


Trustee Semeniak - #2 Mill project is moving along.


Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to adjourn the meeting.

Mayor Maciol adjourned the meeting at 9:50 PM.


                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                    Sharon A. Guca

                                                                                    Village Clerk/Treasurer