Village of
New York Mills
Oneida County, NY
 Minutes 

June 09, 2009: Regular Board Meeting

Body:
 

Mayor Maciol called the Regular Board Meeting to order at 7:00 PM followed by the pledge to the flag, and roll call.

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

OPEN FORUM

No one

REGULAR BUSINESS

Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Semeniak to approve Abstract #1 - General Fund vouchers A001-A068 totaling $114,634.68 and Library vouchers L001-L007 in the amount of $2,082.82 for a total of $116,717.50.

Trustee Semeniak reminded everyone that big expenses need to be brought to the board before being purchased.

Trustee Bialek would also like to see large purchases brought before the board before they are purchased, the police department uniform voucher was a surprise to him.

Mayor stated that was a budget item from last budget per the union contract.

Trustee Jarosz was told the police department received three quotes for dress uniforms and took the lowest.

Trustee Bialek thought we were going to take a real hard look at purchases this year.

The May Treasurer's report is not complete at this time.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the minutes of the May 12th regular board meeting.

Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to approve the minutes of the May 27th End-of-Year meeting.

DEPARTMENTS

Recreation - Trustee McCoy reported the Main Street clubhouse painting is complete and Pietryka Park is almost finished.  We need to check the pavilion floor before the concerts, had complaints the concrete was sticky.

August 4th concert has been changed to the John Hudson Band.

Park calendar is all set, should have it at school this week.   On June 15th having a park meeting with the employees. Smoke Free Mohawk Valley will be delivering 50 t-shirts for the children on June 18th.

Trustee Bialek spoke with American Fireworks, all set for July 11th.  Trustee Bialek will follow up with the Girmonde's.  Resolution 67-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to allow the mayor to sign the fireworks contract when received.

Police - Chief Palmer will have report tomorrow.  Checked out the Greenman Ave stop sign concern brought up last month.  Can legally move the sign to the other side of the driveway.  It should be at lease 20-30 feet from the stop sign.  Chief will stop at the business and let them know what the situation is.

Child safety trailer is in and decaled.  Work will be submitted for the grant reimbursement.

Highway - Joe gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office.  Spoke about the PESH inspection.  Need to look at the electrical system.  Dave Neary offered to look at the garage situation and get back to the board.

Trustee McCoy made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek to approve the Highway report.

Fire Department - Trustee Bialek said everything is all set.

Code Enforcement - Dave gave his report which is on file in the Clerk's office. 

Engineer - Al reported he has put together a proposed road paving spec for 2009.  Resolution 68-2009 -Trustee Semeniak made a motion second by Trustee McCoy to authorize Village Engineer to get bids for the 2009 Road Paving Repairs along with Alternate 1, 2, 3, & 4, with bids to be returned to the Village Clerk by 11AM on July 14th.

Sanitary Sewer Rehab - Resolution 69-2009 Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee Jarosz to authorize the Village Engineer to get bids for the proposed scope of work on sealing and repairs for Clinton & Henderson and Rt. 5 (Wurz Ave to Church) with bids to be returned to the Village Clerk by 11 AM on July 14th.

Federal Stimulus submittal projects - Main St Reconstruction - researching locations of drawings.  Clinton St Storm Sewer Separation dye testing is underway and topo survey initiated for next week.

Easement for County Club Heights is in the Village Attorney hands.

Mudd Creek Stabilization - The Sauquoit Creek Commission and the Village of NYM approved payment of up to $4,000 from each municipality, but the Town of New Hartford rejected it.  Al will speak to Cary Flack and see if we can somehow have the cost reduced.

Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the Engineer report.

Attorney - working on the Country Club easement along with Burrstone Associates grievance.

NEW BUSINESS

July Newsletter - if you would like to put an article in the July newsletter please have it to the Clerk by Wednesday June 17th.

SEQR Resolution - Mayor read the questions on page 2 of the SEQR form as Al answered either NO or Not Applicable to all.  Resolution 70 -2009 -Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy that the sewer project will not have a significant impact on the environment. No one opposed.

Bond Resolution - Trustee Semeniak explained the bonding and that the sewer projects are long term projects and can take up to 20-30 years to repay at a low interest rate.  Resolution 71-2009 -Trustee Semeniak made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to authorize Bonding with a Bond Anticipation Note in the amount of $100,000 for the sewer rehab.  No one opposed.

Fire Department New Member - Resolution 72-2009 - Trustee Bialek made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to approve the probationary status of new firefighter James Dednarczyk.

Otis Elevator Matter - received a letter from Otis telling us that our elevator is not equipped with an ADA telephone costing $600.  We do have regular phone in there now.  Resolution 73-2009 - Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee Bialek not to accept the notice due to the fact that we have an existing phone that rings outside the elevator now. 

Municipal Insurance renewal - Tim Dunn was present to review our 2009/2010 insurance information and answer any questions.

Caroline Williams - of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County gave a summary of upcoming important meetings and events.

Di-Highway Project - everyone is supportative of this project.

FEMA Grant - nationwide only 60-80 grants will be awarded, we will not apply.

Consolidation Bill - changes amount of signatures needed to consolidate a village.  Seems to be working against NYCOM.

DEC Meeting - Mayor attended meeting with DEC to discuss making the fishing site at Sauquoit Creek handicap accessible.

Job Listing - received a resume from the posting, Trustee Semeniak would like to discuss it further.

Fuel - effective June 8th, we are now purchasing our fuel from the Town of New Hartford.

OLD BUSINESS

Police Consolidation Update - nothing to report

Mudd Creek Dredging Project - looking at other options.

MAYOR BUSINESS

Friday June 5th we had 56 second grade students walk to the village offices for a field trip.

TRUSTEE BUSINESS

Trustee Bialek - nothing

Trustee Jarosz - nothing

Trustee McCoy - nothing

Trustee Semeniak - would like to check into selling the limestone from the #2 Mill and other items throughout the buildings that are no longer in use. Maybe try the County eBay website.

Trustee McCoy made a motion to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:44 PM and enter into executive session to discuss police department personnel.

Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to adjourn the executive session at 9:07 PM with no action taken and reopen the regular meeting.

With no further business, Trustee Jarosz made a motion seconded by Trustee McCoy to adjourn the regular board meeting at 9:07 PM.

                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                    Sharon A. Guca

                                                                                    Village Clerk/Treasurer